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YMMV / Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia

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  • Awesome Ego:
    • Merlin is completely egotistical, believing he'll outshine every other Caster servant, but, at the same time, he is a Grand Caster candidate and one of the most famous wizards in history. Even now, years after he was first released, Merlin is widely considered one of the best—if not the best—servant the game has created. If the show's version is on par, his ego is likely justified.
    • It's downplayed in comparison to his Archer incarnation, but Gilgamesh also fits. He's wiser and more mature as a result of having settled down to rule Uruk, but he's still extremely arrogant and supremely confident in his skills. The combination of his ego in conjunction with his additional maturity ends up making him even well-liked by people who hate his Archer version!
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  • Awesome Music: For the first time in Fate franchise history, the original composer for Fate/stay night stepped up to the plate for a Fate anime adaptation, resulting in an utterly sublime score, incorporating both game music remixes and entirely new pieces for the anime.
  • Continuity Lockout: Because this singularity is the penultimate event of the game's first storyline, it is expected that viewers know what had happened in the past singularities and the major twists such as the supposed identity of the Big Bad and the name of the Heroic Spirit inside Mash and her true Noble Phantasm. The latter part is expected to be explained in the two film adaptations of the Camelot singularity, the first of which will be released in 2020.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Merlin brags that he's so good he'll make every other Caster Servant obsolete. He said that in the game too, but that was before he was available to players. This trope comes into play because Merlin has now infamously been the biggest Game-Breaker in the game for nearly three years.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Assolute Demonic Rear: BootyloniaExplanation 
    • Ishtar's dizzy faceExplanation 
    • Ritsuka deploys Harem Protagonist EX.Explanation 
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  • Moe: Ana. Especially when sweets are concerned. Her reaction to the butter cake was heart-meltingly adorable.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Gilgamesh's laughter, as always. Fans were absolutely delighted to hear him laugh uproariously in episode 3.
  • One-Scene Wonder: All the Servants in the montage of previous Singularities for both episode 0 and 1, as one of the few glimpses at Servants not in Babylonia getting a dedicated cameo.
  • Pandering to the Base: The anime adaptation of the Babylonia singularity is clearly meant for Fate/Grand Order fans since it was voted as one of their favorite storylines in Part 1. Newcomers, including some Fate fans who never played the game, are a bit confused about what's going on. The First Order OVA and Episode 0 are there to give them the basics of the main characters and setting, but even then, it's still ideal if the viewer has actually played the game.
  • Shocking Moments: Gorgon's emergence in episode 7. She bursts forth from beneath the ground and rises into the air, dwarfing the ziggurat in Nippur. Even people who had played through the Singularity in the mobile game were shocked by the sheer scale.
  • Slow-Paced Beginning: Episode 0 spends most of its first two thirds on lengthy exposition and developing Marisbury Animusphere, a Posthumous Character.
  • Tainted by the Preview: Or rather, tainted by the overseas distribution. Due to a new joint streaming deal, Funimation is the one getting the streaming rights to the series first rather than Crunchyroll as expected (Crunchyroll will instead be receiving episodes a month after they air). Keep in mind that Funimation has had no role in any of the Fate series before now, meaning that Crunchyroll, the platform that has almost every Fate anime (though, by the same deal, Funimation has since gotten nearly all of the Fate anime series to stream themselves), has to wait a full month before streaming to their subscribers, meaning viewers either have to pay up for Funimation, or seek 'alternative methods' to watch it. Fans were not happy about this, as it means that, like when Fate/Apocrypha was made exclusively available on Netflix, the show is not as conveniently available for them to watch as prior entries of the franchise. Though, to be fair, it's not as bad as Apocrypha, since it's still going up on Crunchyroll (unlike Apocrypha, which remains exclusive to Netflix) and they don't have to wait for series to finish entirely before having any legal means to watch it.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: A big selling point for the series, even before it started airing. As noted here, an all-star team of staff was assembled and given a notably extended production time to work. Just about every action scene, regardless of length or significance, is well-animated. Character acting is frequent in quieter scenes. Visually, the series is polished to a shine.

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