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    In General 
  • Some final ascension events (and/or art) are this:
    • Asterios' final ascension has him just chilling, with butterflies fluttering around him.
    • EMIYA's heartfelt smile when you ascend him into maximum level. It's his last smile from the end of Unlimited Blade Works from Fate/stay night. Archer has let go of the despair and self-loathing that burned within him for so long. He has become Shirou Emiya once again and, looking at this game's Emiya, you can see that he is not burdened by his role as a Counter Guardian. He is only a Servant here. So, he becomes a sempai of sorts to the protagonist and Mash. Shakespeare even claimed EMIYA is the most overprotective Servant in Chaldea.
    • Karna's final ascension is one of the very few times that he gives a proper, full smile, considering that he's usually The Stoic. It's a wonderful smile, and the symbolism of the art seems to imply that he's ascending to godhood as he did in his legend, and bringing you with him as he did with his family.
    • Regardless of what most players think of Nightingale's art, her smile in the final ascension's art is very soothing, especially after her third ascension has her injured and frowning. It helps that her final ascension art is decent.
    • Robin Hood is usually known as snarky and pessimistic. Seeing him smile while hearing him saying that he never felt that happy before warms the heart quite a little bit. His Ascension lines go from doubtful of whether it's worth the investment to fully being sure that his final Ascension was for the best and that neither he nor the protagonist should have any regrets about this.
    • Orion assuring Artemis of her newfound form, telling her that it's all right. Considering that in Okeanos, Orion complained about his current form because of Artemis' intervention, this is quite a gesture.
      Artemis: I ended up turning into something that is a god but not quite a god, it seems.
      Orion: You're fine the way you are. Just as you are now.
    • EMIYA (Assassin). His card art includes Irisviel and she says a soothing line to him as he reaches final Ascension:
      "Kiritsugu... even if my voice can't reach you, I will always..."
    • Lancelot (Saber) in his final ascension, standing in the front lines together with Altria. His small but sincere smile tugs at the heartstrings, especially when you compare him to his grief-stricken Berserker self.
    • In their final ascension art, Swimsuit Anne and Mary are playing in a sunset-lit beach. Seeing their smiles really kicks you in that the Summer Event is truly a vacation for your Servants after their numerous fights to save the world, and they truly deserve what little rest they can receive.
    • Arthur's NP has him releasing his knight's seals, proving his utmost trust for them to seal his strongest weapon. The clincher? One of the seals is Mordred's.
    • When Frankenstein's Monster reaches her final ascension, her picture changes from dreary scenery to bright and sunny. She has a happy smile on her face, and she looks like she's about to have a wedding. What makes even better is Fran saying "thank you" and that she loves you, despite the strain on her voice.
    • Atalante Alter, after several ascensions reminding you how much of a loose cannon she is, smiles peacefully in sunlight for her final art, and opts to curl up for a nap. Interestingly, at Bond 4, she compares the protagonist to the radiant sun.
    • Mash is so happy when she reaches her fourth ascension that she starts tearing up.
  • Reaching bond level 10 gives the Servants their personal Craft Essences. The Craft Essences are usually items or places that have close relation with their respective Servants.
    • Heracles' Craft Essence is the Einzbern Castle, with the flavor text saying that despite his permanent Mad Enhancement in this game, he still has glimpses of a certain white-haired girl who is dear to him. If this Craft Essence's effect is any indication - granting him Guts three times before dying - the memory of this girl is enough to constantly revive him from death, when his sealed God Hand cannot.
      • And it's clear Illya feels the same way, given the fact Sitonai's own Craft Essence depicts the clearing where Heracles protected Illya from the pack of wolves roaming around the Einzbern Castle, with the flavor text also stressing the importance that moment had for Illya. It also a bit of a Tearjerker considering the 'when' of this scene in the UBW anime...
    • Andersen's is the letter he wrote for his unrequited love, the one who hold close to his chest as he died. We can finally see what he wrote in there.
      ''That man said, "I am like a flea biting on a cat." All those concealed, unimportant worries. You, O' so brightly, laughed them off.
    • Antoinette's is the diamond necklace from the infamous scandal. Though she dislikes the entire story behind the necklace, she could still see there's something (i.e: love) shining in how the necklace was made, so she can't really hate it either.
    • Saint Georgios's is the photographs that he took during his time summoned by the protagonist. The kicker is that he didn't have photos of landscapes or anything spectacular. Instead, he took photos of a sleeping cat, a ship, a room decorated for Halloween, and Chaldea personnel. Common everyday things, yes, but the description noted that he loved these photos beyond all else and kept them as mementos.
    • Karna's is a parable about a poor man's lantern. Once upon a time, a wise man was invited to a king's banquet, where he was welcomed extravagantly. The feasting continued into the night, and the wise man's road home was shrouded in darkness. The king commanded that his riches be used to light the path, but a strong gust blew out all the king's lamps. Even so, the wise man's road was lit by a dim lamp. It was not one of the king's proud illuminations, but a feeble lamp left by an old man too poor to even bring a gift to the banquet.
      "Glory and ambition may indeed be the flowers that give life color, but I believe that just a single act of unsung sincerity can make a life feel blessed."
    • Shiki's (the Assassin version) is her red jacket, filled with the memories of her interaction with Mikiya in their youth. Considering that her form in this game seems to be a dream of sorts that formed due to Solomon's efforts of destruction, this could also count as a Tear Jerker.
    • Arthur's is the garden where he met Ayaka twice. First in 1991 when he has a heartwarming talk with little Ayaka and then in 1999 when Ayaka herself summons him for the Grail War. Amidst his journey across dimensions, he still holds those fond memories in his heart.
    • Angra Mainyu's is a simple white flower, a hydrangea. It is also known as a hortensia, which so happens to be Caren Hortensia's last name. Even despite all the suffering and hatred he endured, both deserved and undeserved, one person still managed to love the man who became All the World's Evil.
      "The hortensia that loved him, bloomed into his boundaries."
    • For Hijikata Toshizo of The Shinsengumi, it makes perfect sense that his Bond CE portrays not only his weapons but also 1) an unspoilt blue-and-white Shinsengumi cloak (remarkable considering his Stage 3 ascension) and 2) the flag of the Ouetsu Reppan Domei, one of The Remnant shogunate armies which he spent his last years fighting with/for. The modesty of the room also shows how Hijikata was never fighting for personal glory, but for genuine commitment. It also makes it all the more Tear Jerker-worthy, as the scene implies it to be his last night before falling in his last battle at Hakodate.
    • Arjuna Alter's is a small wooden figurine. He realized that his master didn't want him to be some omnipotent god, they just wanted him to be himself. So he decided to honor that by making a doll, and he discovered that taking the time and effort to carve it by hand was far more satisfying than just using his incredible divine powers for everything. Even though it turned out to be simple and crude, he found that it was valuable because it was something he did.
      "This thing, as incomplete as it is, is something I made. It's small, but it's a sense of pride an almighty god can never possess."
  • In Fate/Stay Night, Cu Chulainn is meant to be a tragic servant embodying the idea that 'wishes don't come true'- all he wanted was to fight great opponents, but he never really gets to participate in the Holy Grail War the way a warrior should. In Fate/Grand Order, you can finally grant him his wish, giving him the opportunity to fight a much larger variety of Servants and monsters than he ever would have had in a normal Grail War. Looks like wishes do come true after all, Cu...
  • With the addition of Illya (and Chloe), now you can reunite the Emiya family in-game. What make this even more heartwarming is because Iri and Illya are the Morality Pet for both EMIYAs. As seen in Fate/Accel Zero Order, Kiritsugu is slowly softening because of his interactions with Iri, and Illya's death is one of the biggest turning points in Shirou's life in his path to become Archer.
  • The relationship that you have with your Servants (or their relationship with fellow Servants) may have some sweet moments.
    • Jeanne talks fondly about Gilles, even comparing your bravery with his, despite both of you being relatively inexperienced in the front lines.
    • Gilles (the Saber version), on the other hand, maintains a good and trusting relationship with you, even asking you to use your Command Seals to force himself into committing suicide should he stray from the righteous path. Just don't let him talk about Jeanne, since he needs at least 3 hours.
    • Caesar fondly reminisce about his time with Cleopatra, and regretted how he treated her in life. Likewise, Cleopatra's still head over heels for Caesar, she ignores his fat form... maybe.
    • Okita has a very casual and affectionate relationship with you, always wishing you well and offering her loyalty.
    • Diarmuid really appreciates having Altria as allies considering what happened with their last encounter in Fate/Zero. Also, he welcomes Fionn if you summoned him, and the feeling's mutual.
    • Cu Chulainn goes out to hunt some boars for your birthday, presumably for a feast. Truly the bro-est of bros.
    • Chloe feels sadness when she catches a glance of EMIYA (Assassin), but wishes him well nonetheless. She also asks you to keep an eye for Illya's carelessness like a good older sister.
    • Hassan of the Cursed Arm is concerned about your health and remark that you should take a break sometimes. He also offers to clean the place and protect you, and to not hesitate to make him do the dirty work.
  • Also, some Servants retain memories of their past summons and Character Development from other Fate works. They also talk about their former Masters.
    • Karna is the most obvious one. He remembers his time with Jinako Carigiri from Fate/Extra CCC so fondly, he always talks about her in his event appearances.
    • Paracelsus want to atone for his actions in Fate/Prototype Fragments by being so loyal to you.
    • Altria is sad at meeting EMIYA again, because he's still stoically fighting until the end. She's also kind of happy though.
    • In Fate/EXTRA, both Nero and Tamamo are portrayed as incredibly promiscuous, not surprising considering that one is a known supporter of debauchery and the other is a courtesan who is known to flirt with everyone and fall in love very easily, so it says something that neither really commit to anything in this game, Nero refuses to fall in love with any one of the cast in this game, and while Tamamo still flirts, she admits she won't be developing any sort of relationship, this is because of the bond that they both share with their Master in EXTRA, Hakuno Kishinami. They're both so deeply in love with them that they both simply put aside their former habits.
    • In both forms, it is eventually revealed that Atalante still held her hatred towards Jeanne d'Arc. However, she's also willing to see Jeanne's positive sides and realizing that in the end, they're Not So Different that she couldn't fully hate her. Even her Alter form, who squarely put Jeanne into 'the things she hated', did the same. Additionally, Atalante made an effort to say that Achilles isn't that bad in front of Penthesilea. Although she ended up agreeing with Penthesilea's POV, it implies that she remembers and appreciates Achilles' friendship with her and his efforts to reach out to her even in her madness.
    • While Gareth is in general a ball of sunshine, some of her lines really warm the heart.
      • She's so happy to see Altria that she starts crying as she apologizes for being unable to take part of her king's final battle.
      • Gawain playfully ruffles her hair as she asks him to stop. She then says she's happy to see him again and she loves him.
      • She's completely squeeing if she sees Saber Lancelot.
  • Fate/Grand Material III reveals that the reason Rama always puts himself in the Saber class despite being more of an Archer is that Sita also qualifies for Archer so maybe, just maybe, they can reunite momentarily in a Holy Grail War.
  • Saber Altria's Character Development from Fate/stay night is already present. She is a full Heroic Spirit, and, while some things from Camelot makes her sad, she no longer wishes for her rule to be undone. Iskander will even comment on how proud he is that she's no longer burdened by regret. Then he'll laugh to himself and says he still wants to tease her.
  • Summoning for the first time a Servant you've previously met and parted ways with in-story can be seen as the Random Number God reuniting you with that Servant.
  • Arjuna's second Interlude tells about his struggle accepting "Krishna", who symbolizes the darkness he's been holding onto for so long.
    Arjuna: "Nevertheless, I have to accept it. No matter how much I try to deny it, the one who truly shot that arrow was – the one who shot that arrow, was me. I clutched it tightly, I nocked it. The one who shot that arrow was I, Arjuna."
    Arjuna: "Forgive me. Krishna, at that time, you weren’t fighting with me on the chariot…"
    • The truth is, Arjuna is afraid of deepening his bond with the Master because it means that he must let Krishna’s existence be known. That's why the protagonist is lured into his nightmare to be killed. In the end, Arjuna entrusts his Master with everything.
      Arjuna: "… Master. You know everything there is to know about me. Through all my wickedness, my good and my evil, my everything as I am – you’ve taken all my burdens upon yourself. No longer will I fear the darkness nor your smile. Never again, I swear…"
    • After the protagonist awakens, he says this, showing how much he's grown as a character:
      Arjuna: "I’ll hesitate no longer. From now on I’ll put my heart and my soul, my everything into serving you. And yet, even then… though my journey to reach this point was a long one, in others ways it felt particularly short. Nothing in this world is inevitable. In every aspect it can be said that all is flux, and nothing stays still. One’s emotions are no exception. Love and affection may warp into hatred and sorrow. The contrary also being possible… still, there’s one thing I’m certain of. I’m glad I had the chance to meet you."
    • After the fourth Lostbelt, provided you've completed the second interlude, Arjuna's My Room line about the Holy Grail changes from wishing for eternal solitude to this:
      Arjuna: I don't have any wish to entrust to the Holy Grail anymore. No, let's see. That I may be until the end with you, Master.
  • Despite his "Gorilla Jock" depiction by the fandom, Gawain forgives both Lancelot and Mordred in his My Room dialogue.
  • Blackbeard, despite being a fearsome pirate, stated that his love for children is actually genuine in My Room dialogues, and was actually hurt when he thought he's going to get accused as a lolicon.
  • BB (in her Summer form), despite being a seemingly heartless AI, puts the happiness of her master above the safety of the world and is willing to put him in a time loop to keep him from what she considers a fruitless endeavor, the battle for mankind’s future.
  • A meta example with the concept of Palingenesis. You empower your servants past their normal limits with grails, and the fanbase often sees it as a gesture of affection towards the servant, be it for gameplay or for love alone. If you look around, even rather weak servants like Mozart or Mata Hari have received grails, which really shows just how these Masters cherish even the lowest rarity servants, prove that this game isn't all about the SSRs, and emphasizes the point: Every servant can be usable.
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    Singularities 
  • Orleans:
    • As it turns out, Mash had prepared some candy for you, as a reward for when you and her get back from Orleans. Sadly, Roman had to go and gobble on it (and get subsequently caught by her while communicating with him), but it's the effort and thought that counts.
    • Jeanne's relationship with Marie Antoinette. The two have quite a lot in common despite their differences, and their interactions are adorable.
  • Septim: Boudica treating Mash like her younger sister, going so far as to give her Marshmallow Hell.
  • Okeanos:
    • Asterios declares his love to Euryale before he charges into a seemingly unkillable Heracles.
    • All of Asterios and Euryale's interactions, starting because she is the first person to call Asterios with his true name, not Minotaur.
  • London:
    • Mordred becoming a great senior and training Mash to unlock her third ascension and skill. She also treats Frankenstein's Monster with care despite their past history in Apocrypha.
    • Hans, despite being kind of an ass to the party and especially Mordred throughout their interactions in the singularity uses his power to shield Mordred from getting erased by Solomon's attack.
  • E Pluribus Unum:
    • Rama and Sita get reunited at Alcatraz with Rama accepting his death since he got to see his beloved one last time. Sita then decides to give up her life for him so Rama can live. Their entire meeting is one big tragic romance.
    • After he was released from the corruption of E Pluribus Unum, Edison laments that because of his megalomania, the world would be truly doomed either by the Celt or by himself. Blavatsky and Karna hold his hand and pull him out of his despairs, not only because they believe Edison really has his heart on the right place, but also because they consider him a friend. Edison is so touched at this, he replaces the strength of American presidents' ambitions from past, present, and future with The Power of Friendship. His strength doesn't diminish for the rest of the chapter.
    • Medb shielding Cu Alter from his death, proving that she really loved him as a person, not as her fantasy man.
    • Rama might as well be the personification of The Power of Love in this chapter. He survives Gae Bolg taking out most of his heart purely from the determination to see his wife Sita once more. Once healed, sadly at the cost of Sita, his love for his wife, you, the other Servants and the soldiers under his care motivate him to move forward and fight what is tantamount of to an all or nothing suicide mission. His character is best summed up in a a line he has the night before the final battle:
      Rama: Love makes me want to protect, and love makes me not submit to fear.
  • Camelot:
    • Also doubles as Moment of Awesome; when the enforcement knights surround the Wailing Wall's refugees and start slaughtering those who didn't pass the Holy Selection, da Vinci advises the protagonist to hurry and get out of there. The protagonist nods, before ordering their Servants to break the encirclement so the other refugees can pass through. Da Vinci could only sigh while saying something along the line, "I should have expected that you're going to say that," before joining the fray.
    • Hassan of Serenity's reaction to learning that the Protagonist is immune to her Poisonous Person properties is adorable. All her interactions with the Protagonist from that point on feature her clinging to the Protagonist as much as possible (much to Mash's jealousy) This is especially poignant knowing that her wish was to be able to touch someone without killing them.
    • Lancelot becoming a doting father to Mash after knowing her origins. In Camelot, he acts embarrassed around her, just like a father that meet his daughter after a very long time. Also, his My Room lines for her:
      "Um, what is my daughter wearing? It's a little..."
    • Holmes and Bedivere assuring Shielder that, yes, she is worthy of wielding Galahad's shield and NP and carrying on the legacy of the Heroic Spirit within her.
    • After the Singularity, Roman informs you that a familiar name has been added to the list of Servants that can be summoned. He adds that ordinarily he wouldn't qualify to be a Heroic Spirit because his deeds and the stories of them weren't major and prominent enough, but the events of the Singularity gave him a way to do so. He then adds that you'll see him soon. The hero in question? Bedivere. After enduring fifteen hundred years of guilt and torment, he finally got to earn his happy ending.
      "Saber, Bedivere. From now on, I shall be your Servant."
      • Adding onto this, the happiness Mash displays after learning this. While you'll still be her first senpai, she's overjoyed to have her other senpai joining them at Chaldea, made even sweeter after seeing how close she and Bedivere got during their exploits in Camelot. While she acknowledges its possible he won't remember their adventures together, she's just happy to have him back.
  • Babylonia:
    • As Ishtar says, the end of the world is bringing the best out of people, as seen in the Servants you meet, fighting to defend the people, the citizens of Uruk who're optimistic throughout everything, not even running away when Tiamat is right in front of their doorstep, and even the villains of the chapter have a Heel–Face Turn after realizing Tiamat is awakening.
    • Turns out, Gilgamesh really is a good king. While you're watching him administrate his kingdom, he just out of the blue tells an aide to send some healthy fruit to one of the soldier's daughters since he heard she's expecting, and to give the soldier some time off to visit his family since he hadn't had a break in a while and the sight of his newborn grandchild would inspire him to fight even harder when he's back on the front. He even purposely sets command of a patrol group to someone familiar with the area, because it gives said patrol leader the chance to check up on his home (in addition to the practical reasons).
    • While entering through the gates of Uruk, the guard on the door offers Lancer Medusa (who isn't fond of humans) a pastry because she's a little girl who's been on a long journey.
    • Gilgamesh giving a dying Kingu his Grail, despite the fact that Kingu has been an enemy and is impersonating his dead best friend, because Kingu is 'a citizen of Uruk' and it is Gilgamesh's job to protect him. Doubles as a tearjerker, since Gilgamesh also saved Kingu because he does not want to see Enkidu's body fall apart and fade away again.
    • King Hassan's declaration that he's throwing away his Grand title for a chance to fight together with you against humanity's enemy.
  • Temple of Solomon:
    • At the beginning, we see a flashback of Maris Billy talking with his Servant Solomon at the end of the fifth Fuyuki Grail War. He clearly sees his Servant as a dear friend and admits to him what the actual purpose of the Grail is, what he actually wants to use it for, and lets Solomon have his own wish on the Grail like he was promised, which is much more than can be said about most Masters. Later we find out he wished to become a normal human, unburdened by his powers and free to choose his own life. The grail gave him exactly what he wanted and he became Dr. Roman. And then he proceeded to spend his entire life as a normal human working to prevent the disaster he saw before he lost his clairvoyance. And he still regards those past ten years as the fondest moments of his life.
    • Mash says that even though her condition is already in a very critical state and she can only do one last mission, she's still determined to follow you through and fight until the end.
    • Servants you encountered in other singularities appear to help you, even those who were killed. Upon seeing Leonidas, who was petrified in Babylonia, Mash is reduced to tears.
    • Boudicca and Nero forgive each other for the atrocities committed to each other's nation. Meanwhile, Altera and Stheno have a heart-to-heart chat, and upon hearing Altera's heartfelt wishes, Stheno apologizes for thinking of Altera an inhuman avatar of destruction.
    • Karna encourages Arjuna to be honest about his more dark emotions, allowing them to talk properly about their issues with each other. They then decide to settle their problems not by fighting each other, but having a competition of who can kill the most demon pillars.
    • Kiritsugu finally gets to fulfill his dream of being an ally of justice by fighting as a Servant for the future of humanity.
    • Humanity managed to defeat Beast IV AKA Fou not with violence, bloodshed, or fighting, but by showing it something beautiful enough worth protecting.
    • Mash comes back, well and alive, thanks to Fou and embraces the protagonist the moment they return to Chaldea. The story ends with the two, looking beyond the mountain ranges at a restored Earth and future of humanity.
  • Shinjuku:
    • At the start of the chapter, Mash admits to overhearing two Chaldea staff talking about how the Magus Association is likely going to come down on the player character because of the timing of their arrival and how successful they are. One staff member demands the help of the other to help doctor the data in order to make it seem like the player character was less involved then they were. The reason? Because you saved them despite everything, and its the only way they can think of to protect you, and ensure you have a future somehow. It shows that the Chaldea staff really do care about you, even if they would need to turn against the Magus Association.
    • The protagonists came across a white dog, which soon befriends Altria Alter and tags along with her. Altria gives it the name "Cavall II" after Cavall, her favorite dog in her previous life. Alter and Cavall then share memories together during the chapter. At the end of the chapter, Alter spends her last moment with the dog. When she begin to disappear, she wishes the best for the dog since she can't bring it along and hopes the dog can get a good new master worthy of his loyalty.
  • SE.RA.PH:
    • Nero, Tamamo, and EMIYA interacting like old friends, considering their history from the Extra games and Extella. Especially EMIYA who acts just like their older brother.
    • Tamamo Cat acts super friendly around Passionlip, quickly forging friendship with her as fellow discarded Alter Egos.
    • Gawain's actions towards the Alter Egos. At first he's suspicious of Meltryllis, but over time witnessing her loyalty to the protagonist and the protagonist's faith in her convinces him to see Alter Egos as people rather than weapons, culminating in him risking his life to save Passionlip's mind.
    • Meltryllis herself is just a goldmine of heartwarming.
      • Her interactions with Passionlip come across as genuinely friendly sisters who love sniping at each other, which is a far cry from how she treated her in CCC.
      • Her interactions with the protagonist in almost every scene seem designed to tug at the heartstrings, with her saving their lives, following them loyally despite her snark, and having tender moments of vulnerability. And then comes the reveal at the end of the event she basically broke time and irreparably damaged herself just to save the protagonist from certain death, all because she loves them.
  • Agartha:
    • Astolfo and D'eon both followed you to Agartha because they were worried for your well being, and wanted to be there to protect you. That in itself is very sweet, but the way they got there involved two Chaldea employees helping them sneak in so they could leyshift too. When Mash tries to scold the workers, they simply holler that helping Astolfo and D'eon is worth any punishment. It's pretty cute to see that the two have gained some popularity and made some friends within the staff.
    • D'eon begins to have something of a panic attack when about to witness an execution, recalling their inability to protect Marie Antoinette from the same fate. Astolfo calms them down by announcing that they'll both save the victims, even if it's not something their Master ordered them to do, because it's just what heroes do. It's sweet to see Astolfo still showing off his heroic side and saving people just because he wants to, while also comforting D'eon and helping them through a clearly difficult moment.
    • Near the end, D'eon admits that they feel honored to be fighting alongside Astolfo, as they and other knights of France looked up to him as a sort of senpai, and Astolfo is happy to hear it. After seeing these two used mostly for poorly timed and often inappropriate jokes, it's really touching to see them have a sweet moment that isn't interrupted or followed by yet another gag.
  • Salem: Sanson throughout all of Salem. In direct contrast to Lovecraft's original prejudicial narrative against other human beings, he tries so hard to be kind. He tells Lavinia that there's nothing horrifying about albinism; and that if he had to give advice, he suggests she eats better. He defends Abigail's befriending Tituba, despite it being "unlike contemporary thought at the time", he argued that humans can enjoy friendships with indigenous natives. And he desperately defended the people of Salem. And though it was his death that was Abigail's Despair Event Horizon, it was also his kindness that redeemed her, and ultimately brought him Back from the Dead. A Cosmic Horror Story is no match against mercy and humanity.
  • Recently, Jinako Carigiri became a Pseudo-Servant paired up with the god Ganesha. As someone on Reddit pointed out, "Jinako actually lost her parents as a kid and this caused her to became a shut-in. However, after partnering with Karna, she found someone that cared for her and even referred to him as an overly doting father (or brother as some comments say). Now that she's Gamesha, Jinako has Karna, Parvati (Ganesha's mother), Arjuna (Karna's tag along), Kama/Mara (Parvati's tag along), and many more if you stretch it. In Chaldea, she has a family."

    Lostbelts 
  • Anastasia: Avicebron's Heroic Sacrifice. It's poignant not just because of his parting words, but this doubles as his redemption of crossing the Moral Event Horizon in Fate/Apocrypha where he sacrificed his own Master to become Adam's core. He's aware of that, is ashamed of that to the point he knows his Saint Graph was ruined because of it, but this time he can atone for that by turning himself to the core of Adam, while entrusting mankind's future to the protagonists.
  • Götterdämmerung: In the final battle, both Sigurd and Brynhild took heavy damage and about to die. However, being able to die together with Sigurd was enough to make Brynhild, after a long life of suffering and melancholy, giving a genuine smile of happiness. Sigurd's response is also a smile and a very reassuring, and heartwarming one.
    Sigurd: "The next time we meet, don’t hesitate to come kill me. If that is the proof of your love, I’ll survive, to prove my love to you all the more."
  • SIN
    • There's a moment where a little boy asks if he can become as strong as Spartacus. Spartacus proceeds to tell the boy about how he was once small like him, but eventually grew up to be big and strong, and encourages the boy in a very kind and friendly tone that he too can rebel against fate and become as strong as him. For all his madness-induced talk about oppression, Spartacus does have a heart.
    • Spartacus sacrificing himself to destroy the meteor and save the people of a village. What makes it especially poignant is that he asks his master to give him the command to "Jump." Remember, Spartacus' very existence was based around his need to rebel and being commanded by another person would result in him killing them. And yet Spartacus himself insisted on having the protagonist command him, showing just how much faith he had in you.

    Events 
  • Halloween 2015: Throughout the Halloween event, there were implications that Vlad III had sewn the outfit and redeemable items for Elisabeth himself. Naturally, the fandom ran with this and pictures with Vlad, Nero, Elisabeth, or some combination of the three along with the protagonist (occasionally) exploded in presence.
  • Christmas 2015:
    • The March of Saint Craft Essence. A crying little Rin is comforted by Kirei. This is a bit twisted if you have watched Fate/Zero and assumes that the event depicted in the card happened after the events in the work, but still quite heartwarming nonetheless.
    • Santa Alter visiting Gilgamesh is set up as this big confrontation of wills, with him being his usual self. She chooses to not even show up.
    • Santa Alter makes sure that Jack the Ripper and Nursery Rhyme get to have a Christmas, despite not technically being children, they have children's hopes and dreams; to the point of throwing a fight to let them "win" presents from her.
    • Caesar stands as the event's antagonist, exploiting the fact that people keep mistaking him for that other fat, red, jolly fellow to scam people. When he runs into Jack and Alice, he... cheerfully admits to being a fake, tells them to wait for the real Santa, and that if the real deal doesn't give them anything Caesar'll be sure to have something for them next year.
    • At the very end, Santa Alter (Altria) knights the main character, even though they may not recognize the act; and affirms that they are her knight, her follower, her leader. And asks that her light continue to shine into the future.
  • The Valentine Day's event:
    • Altria's various incarnation gives you many exquisite-looking chocolates. Her base form gives you an intricately-carved chocolate crown. Altria Lily gives you a heart-shaped chocolate that while looking really simple and imperfect at first glance, it's engraved with beautiful patterns once you take a closer look. Altria Lancer Alter's chocolate is an astoundingly beautiful white chocolate tower, modeled after her Rhongomyniad. Altria Alter's chocolate burger may take a long effort of trial and error to recreate in real life. Santa Alter's chocolate, while looking really simple, is a perfect Christmas accompaniment. This indicates that, no matter what kind of Altria you summoned, no matter what state she's in, she would undertake huge efforts to make everyone she cares about to be happy, especially her Master.
    • Each Chocolate Craft Essence comes with a special cutscene of them giving it to you and the chocolate itself has a special message attached to it.
      • Fran's message is one giant <3 written on paper.
      • Atalante's is a chocolate-covered apple with a message that reads "feel free to use it if you ever want to race against me". It's practically a Wacky Marriage Proposal.
      • Mata Hari's message:
        "I want a lot of things, but I want your love more than anything else, Master."
    • EMIYA is an opponent because he wants to give his chocolate to you, and to protect you from any of the female Servants who get too angry with the protagonist. There are also hints that he helped other Servants create their chocolates.
    • Paracelsus wants to protect you from other Servants' chocolate, especially from one with Lethal Chef tendencies (like the Bathory trio), so just like Gilgamesh in Fate/Extra CCC, he brews a medicine that will protect your stomach and digestion system... at the price of killing your taste buds.
    • Mash sent you a letter that triggers a new Main Quest for the event. As it turns out, she had her own chocolate to give you. Even after seventeen failures, she won't give up.
      "After failing 17 times, I had to go into the singularity 27 times to find all the ingredients. Happy Valentine's Day, Master."
    • Altera commented that (while blushing), despite her eventually destroying everything she got her hands on, her chocolate doesn't break, and instead was granted a coating similar to her sword. She also mentions that Boudica, Saint Martha, and Marie Antoinette helped her with it, while also teaching her how foods can soothe people's hearts. In the end, she gave her chocolate to you with a smile on her face.
      "Chocolate is good civilization. That's why it remains intact, even after I touched it. Please enjoy the taste as you eat this."
    • Even though Medusa's sisters force her to fight against Mash (although she avoids actually attacking), she has a sweet little conversation with Mash after the battle. It's especially cute because of Medusa's Sugar-and-Ice Personality, and if you have her on your team:
      Medusa: We were totally defeated, Mash. You did a really great job.
      Mash: Th-Thank you very much! You hang in there too, Medusa!
  • The Garden of Order:
    • Having never left Chaldea before the world ended, getting to see a big modern city was one of Mash's greatest wishes and she finally achieves it during this event.
    • After the main plot of Garden of Order; Mephisto expresses bafflement at why the protagonist came. It wasn't a singularity that threatened the world. It was just a hell of ghosts in eternal torment. The protagonist came because they wanted to. They wanted to save those in pain. Mephisto asks if it's for their Servants captured by the Apartment? Yeah. Them too.
    • Good!Mephisto's Final Speech before returning the Throne at the end of the event's main quest is surprisingly touching, especially since it's coming from one of the most deranged Card Carrying Villains in the game.
  • Vengeful Demon's Wail at the Prison Tower: On the fifth day, as the protagonist's soul becomes more and more separated from their body, Caligula - of all Servants - is able to temporarily shed his Berserker madness and speak to them lucidly. His monologue is lyrical, a bit sad, and surprisingly heartwarming as he remarks on his life, his sins, his status as a Heroic Spirit, and the protagonist's current and future trials.
    Caligula: —And thus...
    Because I believe in that tiny remnant of love. Because I should be an Anti-Hero, but am a Heroic Spirit...
    I put some tiny bit of feeling into my mad screams.
    It's so small... But this is how I resist my cursed fate.
    ...[Protagonist]. Even I can do this.
    So one who knows love cannot fall.
    I believe in you, child who keeps going forward.
  • Da Vinci and the 7 Counterfeit Heroic Spirits
    • Despite the counterfeit Servants being mostly humorous in how they differ from their originals and the stock romantic/familial roles Jeanne Alter wants them to fulfill, there is a large amount of heartwarming in how most of them know how ridiculous it is, but do it anyway because they want to make her happy.
      (Fake) Hector: Basically, she wants someone who cares. Someone gentle and sweet, who does whatever she says.
      EMIYA: First Alexander, now this... Seems their Master must be a bit of a spoiled child.
      (Fake) Hector: A spoiled child, huh? But isn't that kind of what makes her adorable? When a spoiled child is demanding, it means they're testing your trust. And they're doing that because they're scared. Isn't that kind of cute?
    • When (fake) Brynhild falls, she asks Jeanne Alter for forgiveness for how useless she was. Jeanne Alter, contrary to what might be expected given her previous lashing-outs, actually consoles her a bit and states it was her own fault due to being her Master, and expects Brynhild to blame her. What she gets...isn't what she expected.
      (Fake) Brynhild: I enjoyed myself. I had so much fun. We're counterfeit Heroic Spirits. We've been able to indulge in the vice, masochism, and folly that our true personalities never could. Thanks to you, Master, I've had a ridiculously good time. You gave us so much pleasure. Why would we blame you? The emotions you gave us, the fictional backstory...they're no more than a starting point. We began there, and fell in love with you along the way. It pains me to say it, but this is the end for me. Goodbye, Big Sister-
  • Fate/Accel Zero Order:
    • In the trailer, Lancelot saves Shielder from falling. Why is this heartwarming? Galahad is Lancelot's son.
    • The trailer also features Iskander and Darius having a one-on-one battle, and both sporting the biggest ear-to-ear smiles like children in a candy store. Seeing as these two see each other as Worthy Opponents (and considering how long it took for Iskander to finally be released) they are clearly happy to see each other and have their long awaited rematch.
    • Waver saves Kayneth and Sola by sending them back to the Clock Tower, despite it being pointless, he didn't have any ill will towards them and wanted to save them from their tragic fates even if it was only temporary. According to Caster Gilgamesh, people saved in Singularities will be saved when the true timeline comes back. It will happen differently, but it happens. Waver succeeded.
    • In the event itself, Iskander saves Sakura and tells Kariya that she is his slave. Kariya offers to buy her, and Iskander tells him that the cost is his hand with the command seals. Kariya willingly lets Iskander chop it off, which kills Zouken's worms and saves Sakura from Zouken.
    • While Lord El-Melloi II was initially annoyed by how much Iskandar seems to oppose him to the point of being shocked when he says he doesn't like him, the realization that he is opposing him is because he is worthy of being opposed suddenly fills him with unnatural glee (he has an unique expression just for that scenario) as he now more than happy to fight Iskandar regardless of the situation at hand. The Accel Zero Order craft essence featuring Waver is called "His Rightful Place" and is an image of him standing beside his king at the head of his army.
    • EMIYA (Kiritsugu), as a Counter Guardian, is a mindless entity hell-bent on killing Iri to prevent the Einzberns activating the Third Magic. But the protagonist, El-Melloi II, and Mash kept trying to tell him that there was another way to stop the Einzberns without killing Iri. This led him to question his Guardian method, and confusing him because as a Guardian he doesn't need to think, just do his mission from the world. In the end, he concludes that he doesn't want to kill Iri, and decided to destroy the Greater Grail instead. Throughout all this, he and Irisviel are drawn toward each other even if they didn't even met once in this continuity.
    • On a Fridge Brilliance note: In this continuity, Diarmuid ends the Grail War having been party to an attempt to save the world. He thus fades away happily knowing he fought honorably for a good cause—definitely a far better ending than his canonical demise in Fate/Zero.
  • Subdue Ibaraki-Douji: Kintoki's wish for the Holy Grail was to resurrect his lover, Shuten-douji, so that he can see her one last time. In this event, we finally know why that's his wish. Despite being one of the people that conspired to kill her, they both ended up genuinely falling in love with each other.
  • Chaldea Summer:
    • The guys decide not to interrupt everyone's fun on the beach and go to the mountains to keep out of the way.
    • Altria and Mordred finally have a fun moment together, at least within the trailer. It's nice to see them have something resembling an actual parent-child relationship after their previous canonical encounters.
    • Mordred actually abandoning all of her antagonism towards her father and becoming a very spoiled little girl. When she sees Altria playing around with the Master, she eagerly waits for Altria to call her to join them. But Altria hesitates because she's thinking that Mordred is training, so she shouldn't disturb her.
  • Prisma Codes:
    • Mash starts developing a Big Sister Instinct to Illya, even telling her that she wishes she had a little sister like her.
    • The First Lady and her friend Mila managing to reconcile thanks to Chloe and Illya.
  • Halloween 2016:
    • Robin Hood gives his cloak to Bathory and Nitocris to keep them warm when they're stuck in a wintry forest.
    • The Halloween 2015 event touched Bathory's heart so much, she calls Vlad III "Lord Uncle" and becomes very sad that she has to fight his Lancer version in this year's event story.
    • Just like Shuten, Cleopatra's real wish is to reunite with her beloved, Caesar, again. She loves him so much, her high standards of men doesn't apply to his fat Saber form... probably.
  • Christmas 2016: As it turns out, the whole event was designed by the protagonist to give Santa Jeanne a fulfillment as a person and a reason to live, setting up a scenario in which she could accomplish an old dream of the original Jeanne, visiting the sea, to become a full fledged servant in her own right.
  • Moon Goddess Lite: While mixed with Tear Jerker, Dr. Roman asks why the protagonist seems to look so warm for a moment, no doubt added in by the devs since Roman ceased to exist.
  • Like its 2016 counterpart, Valentine 2017 has more heartwarming moments due to the expanded roster and because male Servants will give you heartfelt gifts as well. Even the most arrogant ones.
    • Altera's CE is her wearing a jacket, waiting in snow to give her chocolate for someone special.
    • The mere thought that Kiritsugu gives a chocolate in one of the CEs with a smile is quite heartwarming, especially if your headcanon is that he gave it to Irisviel.
    • Gilgamesh (Caster) thinks that it would be a waste to give you something that would be spent in just a few bites, so he gives you a date to Uruk instead. Romulus has the same sentiment and gives you the glory of Rome in lieu of chocolate.
    • Karna gives you an earring made from his armor. It turns out when the golden armor breaks as it transforms into the spear, he quickly pulls out a part and made this. Hero of Charity, indeed.
      Protagonist: "... Hey, are you really sure this is okay?"
    • Arjuna gives the arrow he shot Karna with as the only thing of equal trust and value to getting sweets, with the intent he's going to be better than the coward who shot Karna from behind.
    • Enkidu does not have anything of value to give you, so he gives you a wild flower that he said represent his feelings. Nevertheless, the protagonist is really happy to receive it.
      White Flower. A weapon’s recording. A single white flower that brings peace to the heart.
    • Somehow overlapping with Funny Moments and Tear Jerker, Da Vinci's gift. Her gift is a cat-shaped car not unlike the one Altria rode in Carnival Phantasm. She intended to use it to play around with four specific people in mind. Namely, herself, you, Mash, and Roman.
    • Ozymandias gave you a trio of sphinx cubs that are beyond adorable. Fan artists ran amok with this, portraying the King of Kings playing with them, just like how one plays with kittens. Then he invites the protagonist for a tour around the world on Mesektet.
    • Even the otherwise misanthropic Avengers soften up a little on Valentines day. Gorgon gives you three gilded chocolate eggs similar to the one Lancer Medusa gives you. Jeanne Alter was tricked by Shakespeare into making you a chocolate, but the text indicates that she poured her heart and soul into it anyway. Angra Mainyu gives you his red bandanna, his only worldly possession, and Dantes brews you a cup of his favorite coffee.
  • All The Statesmen!:
    • Mixed with awesome, when the Nameless Master calls Bunyan a useless thing, the protagonist has some choice words for her.
      Nameless Master: What we actually got was just a wacky...useless thing! If we gave YOU as a welfare, Chaldea would be DEAD!
      Protagonist: Wait.
      Nameless Master: Eh?
      Nameless Master: Oh come on. What the hell else would I call it? I mean, it's a ★1. ★1! You get those in the FP gacha!!! That thing is absolutely worthless! No servant below ★4 is worth a damn!
      Protagonist: You're wrong./The number of ★s has nothing to do with trust.
      Mash: Senpai...!
      Nameless Master: Oh, big talk, huh? Trust is just something the weak use to cover their weakness! So why hasn't my little eggplant turned into a ★5?
      Nameless Master: Strong bonds don't overcome lack of rarity. You should know that as a Master...
      Nameless Master: In the end, only the Masters who post Servants over Lv.90 get picked as support!
      Nameless Master: A world that celebrates only the ultra-whale Masters, where only they get all the glory and friend requests! That is what I am trying to put a stop to!
      Protagonist: Listen, you.
      Protagonist: Everyone has their own way of playing.
      Protagonist: And!!!
      Protagonist: We can only spend so much money, but we have infinite love to give!/What matters is embers, mats, skill gems, Grails, and time!!!
    • Chaldea bands together to save Bunyan who was trying to commit suicide because she represented 'Progress at the cost of lives'. They explain that they too are oddities; Mash, an artificial human designed to carry Heroic Spirits, Nursery Rhyme and Jack, the concept of nursery rhymes and unborn children who murder, Geronimo, a vengeful native known for war and regret; but they can all live together and laugh together. And finally Altera's original Titan self explains that mercy regardless of the mathematics of who lives or dies is always Good Civilization and worth fighting for. And thus she lends a hand.
  • Valentine's Day 2018 event
    • Continuing the tradition of Servants' giving chocolates and return gifts with their respective stories, the event introduced more stories from Servants released after the Valentine's event last year. One of most interesting ones is from Avenger of Shinjuku in which they give the protagonist a fast ride running across an endless field in exchange for chocolates they received. Enkidu interprets Lobo's words that he gave the protagonist a taste of "absolute freedom" in exchange of the taste of chocolates with doesn't remind of his dark past (as he is supposed to receive meat because Chaldea thought chocolate is dangerous for canines but rejects it because it reminds him of his past).
    • Passionlip brings a spectacular dessert composed of chocolate cubes, pudding and decorated fruit. A flashback reveals that Tamamo Cat actually did most of the work, noting that one of the Tamamo Nine helping a love rival is completely insane, but she just can't bring herself to hurt Lip.
    • Nezha's scene is more cute than heartwarming, but the CE description reads a little story about the old couple tending the confectionery shop the chocolate was ordered from. They were usually not taking special orders anymore, but accepted to make the beautiful chocolate lotus flower (a symbol of love and bright life) as a good omen for a young couple who were expecting their first child.
  • Inheritance of Glory
    • Sieg's interaction with Jack specifically. While he is glad to properly work with Servants he was against in the Great Holy Grail War, he is sad around Jack as he thinks that he couldn't save her. However, since Jack here is a recreation of Jack who fought in Great Holy Grail War with just the memories of the Heroic Spirit self and not the one from the war, she acts like Jack in Chaldea and thus able to bond with Sieg.
    • Sieg feels delighted seeing the Servants (minus five) who were killing one another during the Great Grail War are friendly to one another and happily having a picnic together. He also finds Chaldea an interesting place based on the protagonist told him. He liked it for having Servants that cooperate with one another, technologies that can rival Heroic Spirits, and ninjas.
  • New Years 2019
    • Story-wise, New Years 2019 is the first special event since Inheritance of Glory. Chaldea being on the run in a cramped ship meant there was no time or space. The events we did get seemed to exist in some phantom third year before Lostbelts. New Years is a singularity that Chaldea is accessing via the base and Rayshift setup that Sion provided. Chaldea has a home again.
      • Not only that, but this is also the first time to have room for "roaming" Servants in the base, complete with their memories of Chaldea.
  • Valentine's 2019:
    • Qin Shi Huang gives you an elixir of immortality. No, not the mercury poisoning he had in life, but an elixir he created in his Lostbelt that supposedly gives immortality. He's not sure if it works, because he gained immortality before it was made and destroyed the rest so no one else besides him could be immortal. He recreated it specifically for this occasion, and specially for you, as one who may become his equal.
      Qin Shi Huang: Well, We wonder? At any rate, We did not conduct any clinical experiments.
      There hasn't been anybody at all that We have granted immortality after all.
      Originally, We had a reason to burn and destroy this medicine.
      However, as a special case, trusting that you could become someone worthy of being equal to Us, We leave it in your hands.
      Well, it might turn out to be harmful just like mercury, but that's beside the point.
      Since you have the protection of that shield girl, you possess a body unaffected by poison.
      Rather, taking into account the case that it's truly effective, you should eat it.
      Live with Us for eternity. We promise you eternal religious exultation and splendour.
    • After giving and receiving their gifts, Ryōma & Oryō privately express to each other how happy they are to be at Chaldea.
    • Red Hare gets so excited by his gift that he asks you to climb on his back and gallop for a thousand miles.
    • Okita Alter's scene has the protagonist meeting Counter Guardian Okita in a dream (implied to be her Meta-Self inside the Throne of Heroes), and sharing some oden with her. Notably, even though Okita has forgotten everything; the reason she is fighting, even what her own name is, she has not forgotten you as her Master. As you wake up, she bids farewell and hopes you will meet with her again at the end of eternity. The Okita Alter summoned by Chaldea then wakes them up, and the two also indulge in some chocolate-garnished oden she made.
      ???: ...That seems to be the case.
      Even though I have forgotten even my own name, it seems that I cannot forget about you, Master.
      Thank you for coming to see me.
      Surely... I will keep on waiting.
      Goodbye, Master.
      —-I hope that one day we will meet again at the end of eternity.
    • Anastasia, figuring you'd be sick of chocolate by now, made you a Viy doll with the added bonus of using it to guard you while you sleep. Viy proceeds to form a rivalry with Mini Cu-chan, though the two dolls become friends by the end of the night.
  • Tokugawa Kaiten Labyrinth Ooku
    • How does Gordolf temporarily shake off Kama-Mara's programming and try to punch her? Because the protagonist is looking at Kama-Mara with disgust. He trusts your judgement over anything.

    Others 
  • At AnimeJapan 2016, during the Fate Project presentation, Nobunaga Shimazaki (The Count and Arjuna's VA) fanboying over Fate's other projects, celebrating that he can play and watch them. Then, he thanks TYPE-MOON and the audience; because if it wasn't for them, Fate isn't the juggernaut of a franchise it is today. It's both heartwarming and awesome.
  • Interviews:
    • Nasu didn't exactly have a great impression of the game when it launched. He felt so bad for the fans who were sticking with Fate to the end that he felt duty-bound to reward them with good content.
      "A crumbling race track that had been neglected for 10 years. There might be roads, but there are weeds and the coatings and asphalt are coming off. It was in terrible condition. The only reason why players were willingly to drive on it was because they had a certain amount of trust saved up for something with the name of Fate."
    • Nasu's view on a possible Tsukihime collab:
      "But it's my dream to make sure that there's a Tsukihime-R collab while FGO is still running. For the sake of that, I think taking responsibility and making FGO into a good game and continuing to work hard on the company's in-house work Tsukihime-R is the duty assigned to me and TYPE-MOON. After all, I also want to see SSR Arcueid Brunestud!"
  • China hosts an annual popularity contest for best male and female character and in 2017, Dr Roman and Mash were the finalists in a 1000+ character roster that consists of the most popular A-listers in anime, using the First Order OVA as their eligibility ticket into the contest!! Note that China server did not reach Camelot singularity as of the time of the competition, meaning that the Chinese players did the same as we did, find translations online. Full story here.
  • In wake of the Scathach's banner that came directly after Okita in NA server, a fan video has the lady herself acts as the announcer for the Thanksgiving 2017 event. After finishing the message, she suddenly tells the player to rest every now and then as life is a precious and fleeting thing which is more poignant when you look up her legend.
  • During the 4th installment of GUDAGUDA Order Drama CD, when Mordred complains that she's going to get spooked by a Sumanai, Okita quickly interrupted for Siegfried/Sumanai's defense, followed by Medusa.
    Okita: Isn't it a bit rude to Sumanai? Whenever there's a dragon enemy, Sumanai usually has a great performance!
    Medusa: By the way, Sieg's name isn't Sumanai in the first place...
  • Shortly after Napoleon was announced/revealed to be the Lostbelt Archer, France went on to win World Cup 2018. Napoleon would be really proud at this kind of 'welcome gift' for being revealed in the game. Even better, as the servant represents the legend of Napoleon rather than the person of Napoleon, he is the embodiment of reaching for impossible dreams. At the start of the tournament, no one fancied that France would win the World Cup.
  • Makoto Sanda, the author of Lord El-Melloi II Case Files, infamously was never able to roll Waver despite rolling for him every time he was on rate-up for the entire life of the game. In September 2018 he finally succeeded, and his tweet received tons of congratulations not only from fans but also from other authors, voice actors, and artists who had worked on the Fate franchise. His name was even the number one on Twitter's trends for Tokyo that day.
  • Kengo Kawanishi, Scandinavia Peperoncino's voice actor, was very excited when the second summoning campaign of the India Lostbelt came because his character's Servant, Ashwatthama, is in it. When he finally got him, he joyfully refers to "My Servant".

    Fate/Grand Order: First Order 
  • The interactions between Ritsuka and Mash is very heartwarming to watch:
    • The reason why Mash immediately got along with Ritsuka is because he's more 'human' to her compared to everyone else in Chaldea. Ritsuka could pretty well be the first person she tried to get along with in Chaldea.
    • Ritsuka immediately tries to find and rescue Mash even after Roman told him to get away. When it turns out that he can't save Mash from being squished by a debris and the room has initiated a lockdown, he seems content to dying together with her while assuring Mash that there will be a way somehow. Quite something to do for someone he just met.
    • When Mash is struggling to block Excalibur Morgan, even though he hesitates at first, Ritsuka went to her side and eventually helped her hold her shield firm, even using a Command Spell to give Mash more power. Note that by doing this, he endangers himself to Excalibur Morgan's line of fire if they fails. However, this act also awaken Mash's Noble Phantasm out of the desire to protect her new Master, allowing them to deflect Excalibur Morgan's blow right back at Saber Alter.
    • When both of them are finally out of the Singularity, Ritsuka's first instinct was to find Mash. They shared a hug when they found each other, before being cut off by Roman who happens to be sitting nearby.
    • The last shot before the credits is them holding hands to the next Singularity. It's amazing to see how close they became after only a short while.
  • Medusa Lancer may have been trying to kill them, but when she notices Mash is inexperienced, she calls herself Mash's senpai and gives her advice on fighting. She also warns Mash what her Noble Phantasm does.
  • A small one in the middle of the film: while discussing Mash's Noble Phantasm, Caster (talking about how a Noble Phantasm is awoken by instinct) looks as though he's about to attack Ritsuka to provoke a response. Mash, of course, immediately jumps in front of her master to protect him ... and then Olga jumps in front of both of them with her arms spread out as well.
  • The Big Bad for the first chapter complaining about Saber Alter maintaining the Singularity for longer than she should. This and Saber Alter's words imply that she was intentionally giving Chaldea a chance to strike against the True Enemy, within the parameters allowed.
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