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"And thus The Clan is formed....
I'm not sure if I should be amused by all this or horrified at the thought of what I had a hand in creating....
My God, What Have I Done?"

"Welcome to the Clan. Leave your sanity at the door."
Traditional greeting to new authors or followers of the EC.

The Emiya Clan is a series of collaborative forums posts made by members of the The Mechanics of In Flight, a forum set up by author Gabriel Blessing for the purpose of discussing his works The Hill of Swords and In Flight.

The madness began in the forums "TFF Omakes" thread. Although the thread was mostly devoted to humorous outtakes, eventually a few people began inserting a few romantic snippets which included Miya, Saber, and Rin (the latter two once they had "returned"). GB himself wrote his (confirmed) non-canon Good End for the story.

Then one day, user Silver_Sun17 wrote a prompt that suggested Kazehana bringing Aoko Aozaki to Izumo House... which resulted in a short snippet that had both Aoko and Touko both waking up drunk in Shirou's bed, demanding that he "take responsibility." (Alternate version with additional content.)

It... sort of exploded from there.

At the most recent count, the Clan currently numbers roughly 24 wives, including Sekirei, Heroic Spirits, Magi, and at least one personification of God.There are also at least 29 children.

The Clan runs on the assumption that every fictional universe exists somewhere, often through Rule of Cool, Time Travel Hijinks, and The BAR.

We just say Zelretch planned everything.

Many of the forum posts have been collected in the community, In Flight Omakes for easier reading.

As of March 19th, 2012, the chronicler of the Emiya Clan, Benbladesman, finished his arduously worked on index of all relevant stories on the forums up until that date. It is here. It is sorted by thread and author and very long, but is very helpful in getting those who want to jump in oriented without trawling trough several threads worth of posts.

On January 11th, 2013, the Emiya Clan attempted a reboot in order to make it easier for new people to put stories after several of their more prominent contributors moved on to other things . However, the reboot failed, and now EC has officially closed down. The remains of the storyline can be found in the forum here:

See Fate/stay night and Sekirei for the tropes of those respective universes. And see In Flight for the tropes from Gabriel Blessing's original work. See the recap page for tropes of some of the individual stories.

The Emiya Clan in general contains examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming: More of a meta-example. The authors constantly mix up the names of Riko, Eiko, Reiko, and Keiko, with the last two being the most common mistakes.
  • Adults Are Useless: Not only averted, but completely stomped flat. Even though EC is all about the kids, every single one of the parents retains their badassery if they had it, or have taken a level in badass at some point in the Clan's past. And not a single one of the parents will hesitate for a moment to help their children.
  • Alternate Universe Fic: Has spawned two fics depicting alternate Fifth Holy Grail Wars. One has Shiro's kids replace all the canon Servants. The other has Miya from this timeline being summoned as Servant Saber under Sakura Matou, Karasuba from an alternate timeline where she was one of Shirou's Seikirei as Servant Assassin under Souichirou, Louise Françoise le Blanc de la Vallière, the Duchess of Emptiness, as Servant Caster under Shirou himself, Tabitha as Servant Rider under Luvia, and Arturia as Berserker under Illya.
  • Bad Ass Family: Something of a given - the patriarch, Shirou, literally fought the greatest hero to have ever lived and won, three of his wives are literal legends from myth, several of the others are aliens, several of those that are left are some of the greatest mages of their generations, and most of the kids have to regularly put up with monsters/aliens/terrorists/getting sent to wars in other universes. There really isn't anyone in the family wo is not a badass.
  • Berserk Button: Several of them. Pushing them will bring the wrath of the entire Clan on you. Check the spoiler for Adults Are Useless above.
  • Big Fancy House: The Emiya mansion is indicated to be absolutely massive. However, possibly due to magic, it's very hard to notice. At the very least, Haruhi Fujioka finds it big enough to be jealous.
  • Generation Xerox: Attempts were made to subvert this, although it still happened.
  • Happily Married: ...and how! Shirou has 24 wives, and despite the fact that some of them would gladly kill eachother if given the chance, all of them seem happy with their marriage to him.
  • Non-Heteronormative Society: Aside from the obvious everybody having over two dozen mothers, certain children claim two specific women as their mothers: Saber/Arturia and Rin for Arika, Musubi and Yume for Shinta, Caster/Medea and Saber/Arturia for Ulf. Aleksi also calls Rin and Luvia "Mommy" Finnish.
  • Strength Equals Worthiness: Homura and Tsukiumi have doubts that martial arts have a place when their family already has superhuman abilities, so they challenge Ranma and Ryoga to a fight. The latter two lose, but just barely.
  • Super Cop: Motoko Kusanagi takes this role in Shin Tokyo. She doesn't like it very much, since she has basically been handed the job of fixing whatever the EC decides to screw up in their spare time, but she preforms it admirably nonetheless.
  • Superpowerful Genetics
    • Super Power Lottery: Some of the kids got their parents' skills equally, some got very watered-down versions, some hit the jackpot.
  • Team Pet: Despite being a Beast Of The Apocalyse, Primate Murder tends to fulfil this role whenever he shows up, since he mostly just wants to be pampered like a pet.
  • Thicker Than Water: The Clan will move Heaven and Earth to help one another, regardless of what they have did.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Mana is by far the most amoral of those associated with the clan. Kiri has fought her with killing intent for various reasons, and its pretty clear that even Touma, who she is fairly close to, finds her terrifying.
  • The Tokyo Fireball: Happens regularly. Most notably during the Christmas incident.
  • Unwanted Harem: Not only the original Clan's origins, but some of the children also have managed to scrape this together because of their own crossovers.
  • Wacky Racing: Emiya Clan Grand Prix. With the three organisers being AU!Illya, Zelretch and Araya Souren, you KNOW where this is going.
  • World of Badass: If someone isn't badass, they're either unimportant or connected to someone who is.

For the tropes of the individual stories, see the recap page.

Timeline (WIP)

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    Before Clan 
X BC — 5th Grail War; Shirou is 17 years old
X BC — Sekirei Plan
X BC — Sakura and Rider somehow reappear
X BC — Massive wedding party
9 months BC — Miya pregnant, many bets changed hands

    After Clan 
0 AC — Takeshi, Yasu Sahashi born
2 AC — Kiritsugu, Arika, Kaien, Haru, Kyon, Mana Ryougi, Saito Sahashi born
* — Alt!Medea summoned, joins clan. [1]
3 AC — Chiyo, Aya, Chisame born
* — Chisame kidnapped
4 AC — Fuuko, Riko, Aoshi born
* — Ivone born
* — Gilgamesh permanently summoned as a Nanny and slapped with so many command seals he could barely move [2]
5 AC — Keiko, Koyuki born
* — Ivone moves to Ireland with Bazette
6 AC — Karin, Sakuya, Ulf, Erika Sahashi born; Takeshi enters Elementary School
7 AC — Johnathan, Souhiro born; Souhiro is taken in by the Aozaki family
10 AC — Shinta born
11 AC — Kusano formally enters the harem; many more bets changed hands
* — Gekkou, Kumako born
12 AC — Takeshi enters Middle School
* — Reiko born;
13 AC — Cú Chulainn summoned as second Nanny, doesn't last a day [3]
14 AC — Luviagelita enters the Clan
15 AC — Aleksi, Aliisa born; Shinra 'born'?; Takeshi enters High School
* — Aurora is conceived
16 AC — Chisame rediscovered; the Clan and Clock Tower become aware of Mundus Magicus
17 AC — Ichigo born
18 AC — First 'census' of the Clan (KB's DataSheet)
* — Origins!Reiko and Origins!Haru jump back; Eiko joins the Clan
* — Reaction and Actions, Harem Management; Fuuko Wings herself to Aoshi's girlfriend, right before the summer break, and drags 'her' harem into the mess.
* — Ouran
* — Haru trains with Jack Rakan [4]; Bazette and Ivone returns to the Clan
* — Troubled Fate; Kaien has an accident; Lala joins the Clan
19 AC — Fate, Lost in the World
* — Devil's Wings MGLN; Takamachi Family listed as listed as "favored ally", Yuuno and Fate adopted by the Clan, TSAB listed as "tentative ally"
* — Harry/Aya relationship begins...
* — Devil's Wings A's (Everything!EC cross) (Teaser/ Emiya TV Trailer)
20 AC — Touma and Shakespeare!Caster arrive in EC!Verse. Touma begins career as an idol.
* — Touma is found by Kiri and officially joins Clan.
21 AC — Nerima; Archer in Emiya Clan; NWC gets acquainted with the Clan
23 AC — Jun goes to Koza High School, Okinawa
* — Devil's Wings Interludes: First Flight (Post-series Negima! Magister Negi Magi cross), Light and Shadow
* — Riven is created.
24 AC — Mana and Saito get married.
* — Devil's Wings Deadly Sky (Ace Combat / Strike Witches/multi-cross) (formally called DW AC)
25 AC — Devil's Wings Interludes: Lost and Found (The Familiar of Zero cross), Tenth Man Down (Dungeon Fighter Online cross)
27 AC — Devil's Wings Interludes: Recovery, Sky's Rim (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim cross)
29 AC — Devil's Wings StrikerS: Force Side
* — Devil's Wings StrikerS: Jail Side
* — Paradox Sun (Valkyria Chronicles xover)
32 AC — Devil's Wings Stratos (Infinite Stratos cross)
35 AC — Devil's Wings Silver Cross (Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force AU/Origins revamp)
38 AC — Mordred arrives at EC
* — Devil's Wings Interlude: The Blade Within - Glory and Hope (Post-OVA Triangle Heart 3: Sweet Songs Forever)
39 AC — Devil's Wings Vivid Sky (time-shifted arc based on ViVid)
52 AC — Touma passes away in his sleep.

    Unknown (estimated time) 
18+X AC — Eiko is forced to attend Gekkoukan Highschool [5]
29+X AC — Excerpt from Vivio Takamachi-Emiya's Personal Diary

X BC — alt!Grail War; Fate/Clan Wars
17 AC — Harem x Kiri
21+X AC — Haru picks up AU!PMMM girls [6]
27 AC — Fate/Freezing
35+X AC — Dust to Dust
91 AC — Black Knight


* #+X: Unknown date, but takes place after Year #