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  • Acting for Two:
    • In the original version:
      • Ai Nonaka provides voice to Berserker of Black and the young Medea who appears in Atalanta's flashback at the beginning of the 18th episode (a character whom Nonaka voiced in Fate/Grand Order).
      • Satoshi Tsuruoka voices Berserker of Red and returns to voice Gilles de Rais again in the 23rd episode, when Caster of Red summons him to torment Ruler.
    • In the English dub:
      • Erica Mendez voices Assassin of Black and Roche.
      • Allegra Clark voices Archer of Red, Assassin of Red and Reika. Which becomes darkly humorous when Archer of Red kills Reika.
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  • Colbert Bump: The Astolfo page in The Other Wiki has had several times increased attendance after many people decided to check whether he really looked like a sweet girl.
  • Crossdressing Voices: Rumi Ookubo and Faye Mata voice Rider of Black/Astolfo in Japanese and English respectively, though one would be forgiven to think otherwise. Averted in the Mexican Spanish dub, where he's voiced by an actual male (Carlos Siller).
  • Dueling Shows: The Netflix world premiere (Fall 2017) coincides with the airing of the Dies Irae adaptation.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • "Darnicula" for the fusion between Darnic and Dracula/Vlad in his vampire form.
    • Frankenmoe.
    • Moedred. She's also called "Meowdred" after the anime shows that she inherited her father's love for cats.
    • Shiroumine for Shirou Kotomine. After his identity is revealed, he got the nickname Red Shirou, in a similar vein to Red Saber.
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    • "Siegmonculus" for the Homunculus, as he gains the ability to transform into Siegfried's form and he takes on the name "Sieg".
      • In Chinese forums, Sieg is called Ultraman (as he has a three minute timer on his transformation, and a glowing chest), among other... rather derogatory nicknames, anyway.
      • 'Cardboard-kun' is also a common derisive nickname for Sieg due to being considered either as unemotive as cardboard or as flat character-wise. Several people joke that Sieg's first appearance in the Apo crossover in Fate/Grand Order has him show more character than in the entirety of Apocrypha's run.
      • A more 'neutral' nickname for Sieg would be "Sumanai Jr.", carrying over from Siegfried being called Sumanai in Fate/Grand Order and Sieg being able to take Siegfried's form and overall felt like his junior.
    • Achilles, Karna and Atalanta have been dubbed "The AKA Team" by some fans for being Ensemble Darkhorses on the villain's side. Also doubling as Punny Name too, since 'Aka' is 'Red' in Japanese and they're in the Red Faction...
    • As a tribute to Kayneth "Fast Wheels" El-Melloi, Fiore got the nickname "Happy Wheels".
    • Ever since his voice actor was introduced, it didn't take long for people to start calling Achilles the "One Punch Rider".
    • Jeanne Cena.
    • Jack the Stripper for Assassin of Black.
    • Atalanta (or any of her other Fan Nickname like 'Nyanta') Alter to refer to her after activating Agrius Metamorphosis, which turned her into a dark Berserker-like beast.
      • Interestingly, Fate/Grand Order did release an alternate Berserker-class version of her permanently under the effects of that Noble Phantasm, explicitly named as Atalante (Alter).
    • In some circles, Karna's Noble Phantasm Vasavi Shakti is often deliberately misnamed some variant of "Wasabi Shakti" (such as "Wasabi Shark Tea"). The Indonesian/Malaysian audience even has the specific variation "Wasabi Sakti" ("Magical Wasabi"), which fits well with just how magically destructive the NP is.)
    • GoLion for Sisigou, based on Flat's joke about his name in episode one.
  • Jossed:
    • For a long time the fandom assumed that Mordred would be male, even though Mordred's gender was never explicitly stated in Fate/stay night. In this series, Mordred turns out to be female.
    • When Shirou Kotomine was introduced, many fans theorized that he was a Shirou from an alternate timeline who was raised by Kirei Kotomine, which is a very popular AU in fanworks. While he was Kotomine's adopted brother, this Shirou has no relation at all to Shirou Emiya; in fact, he's a completely different Shirou.
  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.":
    • The Apocrypha design for Jeanne d'Arc shows up in the anime adaptation of Fate/Zero.
    • Before the anime adaptation of Apocrypha brought more people into the series, several of the Servants (Jeanne, Mordred, Jack the Ripper, Siegfried, Frankenstein's Monster, etc) received more attention after they appeared in Fate/Grand Order, the Cash Cow Franchise of the Fate series.
  • The Other Darrin:
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Faye Mata as Astolfo. While Astolfo does fit into the personality of the characters Faye normally voices, Astolfo is one of the first male characters she has voiced. Not only that, Faye made Astolfo sound much more masculine (albeit effeminate) to avoid Viewer Gender Confusion.
    • In addition, Lauren Landa as Celenike. Up to this point, she usually played good hearted female characters, be it young or mature. This would be one of the few times she played an utterly depraved, sadistic and selfish character.
  • Promoted Fanboy: In the interview with him about participating in the anime on its official site, Makoto Furukawa mentions that he's been a fan of the Fate series since he was in college.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Jeanne, Shirou, Mordred and Frankenstein are Ann, Ryuji, Futaba and Chihaya respectively.
  • Role Reprisal:
    • In a rather weird way, Artoria is voiced by Michelle Ruff, who both replaced her previous voice actress Kari Wahlgren, and is reprising her role from the ''Unlimited Blade Works" movie.
    • Lucian Dodge and Dan Woren return to their Fate/Zero roles of Waver Velvet, Lord Ell-Melloi II and Giles de Rais.
  • Self-Adaptation: The author of the light novel, Yuichiro Higashide also wrote the script for the anime adaptation.
  • Serendipity Writes the Plot: Heavy spoilers: Shirou Kotomine was created for various reasons such as being a foil to Jeanne d'Arc. The fact that he shared the same name as Shirou Emiya was a very happy accident.
  • Star-Making Role:
    • Allegra Clark's multiple roles as Atalanta, Semiramis and Reika pretty much made her name well known in the anime dub industry and she keeps racking up further roles afterwards.
    • Downplayed with Joe Zieja. He did gain some notices in here thanks to his role as Achilles, but not as much as several others. He'd gain his bigger one later in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The project was originally meant to be an online multiplayer game. Though it became a series of light novels instead, the original idea would later become the mobile game Fate/Grand Order.
    • The revival opted against using King David, Sakata Kintoki, Musashibo Benkei, and Saint George, introducing new Servants instead. The four were later brought back for Grand Order.
      • Kintoki was scrapped because he was a third Berserker, and he would be too moral to go along with the Red Faction's plans.
      • Benkei was scrapped because he was a third Lancer, and Higashide wanted to also avoid having another Japanese servant. His complex personality meant he would also probably have difficulty working with a Master.
      • St. George was cut for the sake of diversity (he would've been a third Christian saint). His ability to turn opponents into dragons would have also diminished the impact of Sieg's transformation into Fafnir.
      • David was scrapped due to George being replaced by Achilles, as Higashide wanted to also introduce Chiron as the latter's rival. David could have potentially had some kind of special relationship with Jeanne, but that role had already been given to Atalanta.
    • Vlad was actually going to be of the Berserker class, differentiating from his Fate/EXTRA counterpart who's of the Lancer class. For some reason, he became Lancer once more (though he was brought back as a Berserker in Fate/Grand Order)
    • Jeanne was going to be the Final Boss of the scrapped online game project.
    • Gordes was planned to die in the first novel for his treatment of Siegfried but his general incompetence throughout the plot led to him being reworked into a bumbling comic relief character who manages to survive all the way to the end of the War.
    • Mordred's gender in Fate/stay night was never explicitly stated, but most fans assumed that Mordred would be male like in the original Arthurian legend. At first Nasu seemed to have decided that Mordred would be male, but apparently having two male characters look feminine, the other being Astolfo, was too much.
    • Shakespeare was going to have a Noble Phantasm called The Globe: The King's Men that allowed him to change his appearance to anyone he chose.
    • Karna was supposed to use his "weapons are not necessary, a true hero kills with a stare" line in a scene in the light novel; this was later used as his Extra Attack dialogue in Fate/Grand Order.
    • Atalanta had a few scrapped abilities. She would have been able to summon the golden apples from her legend, which would be irresistible and attract unwary people to them. She would have had a Noble Phantasm called The Seven Arrows of the Big Dipper, where she would fire seven arrows, and after the first one hit a target, the other six would relentlessly chase the target down. What eventually became Agrius Metamorphosis was originally two Noble Phantasms. The Disputed Spoils of War was the pelt of the Calydonian Boar, which enhanced her speed for running in a straight line and could confuse her opponents and make them fight each other. The Beast of Divine Punishment was her putting the pelt on to enhance her strength, speed, and durability, and allow her to heal every time she inflicted damage on an opponent. Also, whenever she used Phoebus Catastrophe, she would first send an Arrowgram into the sky, where it would randomly reach either Artemis or Apollo. If it reached Artemis, her arrows would only target women in the area. If it reached Apollo, her arrows would only target men in the area. This was scrapped for being too complicated.

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