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    • Flatt Escardos is pretty much THE most popular non-recurringnote  character in Fate/Strange Fake, thanks to his sunny disposition and refreshingly relaxed relationship with his Servant. He even had a cameo in the first episode of the Fate/Apocrypha anime!
    • True Archer has been the most popular of the new Servants, aside from possibly Enkidu, ever since his introduction in volume 2 which has him fight Gilgamesh head-on and basically make a fool of him. His popularity's only gotten higher when volume 3 revealed that he is a form of the long-awaited Archer Heracles.
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    • False Berserker has a following among those who dislike Assassin of Black, because they're a much Truer to the Text version of Jack the Ripper (and even gives an indirect Take That! towards their Assassin counterpart at one point).
  • Epileptic Trees: There's actually a rather prevalent theory about Watcher in Japan. It goes like this: When Sigma told Faldeus that his servant is Lancer Charlie Chaplin, he was actually being subconsciously influenced by his servant to reveal his true identity. Chaplin can take on multiple appearances because he's an actor, and he had a long conflict with the FBI when he was alive eventually leading him to being evicted from the US, which made J Edgar Hoover (Who is kinda sorta confirmed to be Learning with Manga!'s Assassin) his archnemesis. So he lied about falling under the Watcher class as maybe part of an elaborate revenge scheme against the States/FBI/Gudassassin's currently working agents. Some people also theorize that this is the reason that DelightWorks doesn't want to put Gudassassin in Fate/Grand Order yet, as they either don't want to acknowledge the theory or don't want to give something majorly relative to the story away.
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  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient: How about that one moment where True Rider interrupts an epic battle between Gilgamesh and True Archer by essentially showing up out of nowhere and punching the latter SO HARD he flies into a mountain which then proceeds to spontaneously ERUPT upon the impact? And if that is what happens in just the second volume, then one has to wonder what future parts have in store...
  • Ho Yay/Ship Tease: The bond between Gilgamesh and Enkidu is so strong that they can sense each other's presence even when they are a whole country's distance apart.
  • Mind Game Ship: Jester gets very excited about both Assassin's beauty and the idea of crushing her faith.
  • Moral Event Horizon: What Tsubaki's parents did to her, sweet Jesus! You'd think they see what kind of person Zouken was, but nope, they decided to use their daughter as a test subject!
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  • The Woobie: No Name Assassin had it rough. She was so devoted to her faith that she never saw any faults in others (despite their clear resentment, mistrust, and anger at her actions) and only despised herself (and heathens) for not being pious enough, despite being what was called a "religious fanatic" or a zealot. The idea that she never blamed anyone but herself for her ideals, treatment, and eventual summoning by the Grail (which she is repulsed by as it denies her faith) is heartbreaking.


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