Anime

The Fate franchise revolves around Holy Grail Wars which are fought by Servants that are summoned and controlled by Masters in the hopes of being the last pair standing so that the Holy Grail will grant them any wish. It is a world of violent magecraft with powerful mages who have strong magical lineages. A few such families regularly participate in the Holy Grail Wars, of which there are multiple spanned throughout the franchise, but no names also find their way into the wars. The Servants are usually powerful heroes or villains from history (though from the future is possible also) that are summoned into the modern day and bound by a contract with their Master. Each Master is also given three Command Seals which they can use to force their Servants into doing things that they otherwise wouldn’t going as far as even commanding them to kill themselves. The franchise is considered a dark fantasy, action, tragedy.

Characters

The franchise’s main characters fall under Servants who are summoned by Masters who control them in order to win the Holy Grail War. Servants can be heroes from history such as one of the franchise’s most popular characters, Saber from Fate/Zero (as well as other series) who is the heroic spirit of Artoria Pendragon, also known as King Arthur. Less often Servants are horrible villains from history such as Caster of Fate/Zero who is Gilles de Rais, also known a “Bluebeard” who was a serial killer of children in the Fate lore. He also appears in other series. Minor characters include members of the Church and Mage’s Association as well as hitmen, childhood friends of characters, family of characters, and more.

Creation and History of Adaptations

The Fate franchise began with the visual novel Fate/stay night developed by TYPE-MOON in 2004 and was written by Kinoko Nasu who also founded the video game company with Takashi Takeuichi. Since its creation, there have been numerous successful anime, anime films, anime shorts, anime specials, arcade games, light novels, visual novels, manga, sound dramas, and a very popular mobile game (Fate/Grand Order) made, on which a variety of talented artists, writers, studios, designers, animators, and more have worked. The “Nasuverse” is the term for the universe in which any works set in the Fate universe are a part of including those that have their own unique characters and plots.

Fate Series Releases by Date

2004 Jan - Fate/stay night (video game)
2005 Oct - Fate/hollow ataraxia (video game)
2005 Dec - Fate/stay night (manga)
2006 Jan - Fate/stay night (anime)
2006 Nov - Fate/school life (manga)
2006 Dec - Fate/Zero (light novel)
2007 Sep - Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA (manga)
2008 Apr - Fate/strange fake (April Fools story)
2008 Jun - Fate/unlimited codes (video game)
2008 Aug - Fate/tiger colosseum (video game)
2009 Apr - Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA 2wei! (manga)
2009 Aug - Fate/Zero Special Drama CDs (sound drama)
2010 Jan - Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (anime film)
2010 Jul - Fate/Extra (video game)
2010 Dec - Fate/Zero (manga)
2011 Aug - Carnival Phantasm (anime)
2011 Oct - Fate/Zero (anime)
2011 Dec - Fate/Prototype (anime short)
2012 May - Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA 3rei!! (manga)
2012 Dec - Fate/Apocrypha (light novel)
2013 Mar - Fate/Extra CCC (video game)
2013 May - Fate/hollow ataraxia (manga)
2013 Jul - Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA (anime)
2013 Jul - Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Sky Silver (light novel)
2013 Oct - Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail (manga)
2014 Jul - Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA 2wei! (anime)
2014 Dec - Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works (anime)
2014 Dec - The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II (light novel)
2014 Dec - Fate/Prototype Drama CD: On-Ship Christmas Murder Case (sound drama)
2015 Jan - Fate/strange fake (light novel)
2015 Jan - Fate/strange fake (manga)
2015 Apr - Fate/Labyrinth (light novel)
2015 Jul - Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA 2wei! Herz (anime)
2015 Jul - Fate/Grand Order (mobile game)
2016 Jan - Today's Menu for Emiya Family (manga)
2016 Jul - Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA 3rei!! (anime)
2016 Nov - Fate/Extella (video game)
2016 Dec - Fate/Grand Order -First Order- (anime short)
2017 Jul - Fate/Apocrypha (anime)
2017 Aug - Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA Oath of Snow (anime film)
2017 Oct - Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel: I. Presage flower (anime film)
2017 Oct - Fate/Prototype: Fragments of Sky Silver (sound drama)
2017 Dec - Fate/Grand Order x Himuro's Universe Seven Most Powerful Great Figures Chapter (anime short)
2017 Dec - Fate/Grand Order -Moonlight/Lostroom- (anime short)
2018 Jan - Fate/Extra Last Encore (anime)
2018 Jan - [Today's Menu for Emiya Family](https://otakumode.com/otapedia/anime/fate/fate_todays_menu_for_emiya_family) (ONA series)
2018 Jun - Fate/Extella Link (video game)
2018 Jul - Fate/Grand Order Arcade (arcade game)
2018 Dec - Fate/Requiem (light novel)
2018 Dec - Learn with Manga! FGO (anime special)
2018 Dec - Lord El-Melloi II Case Files -Rail Zeppelin Grace Note- A Grave Keeper, a Cat, and a Mage (anime special)
2019 Jan - Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel: II. Lost Butterfly (anime film)
2019 Jul - Lord El-Melloi II Case Files -Rail Zeppelin Grace Note- (anime)
2019 Aug - Fate/Grand Order -The Absolute Demon Battlefront Babylonia- Initium Iter (anime special)
2019 Oct - Fate/Grand Order -The Absolute Demon Battlefront Babylonia- (anime)
2020 - Fate/Grand Order - The Sacred Round Table Realm Camelot- Wandering; Agateram (anime film)
2020 - *Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel: III. Spring Song (anime film)
TBA -
Fate/Grand Order -The Sacred Round Table Realm Camelot- Paladin; Agateram* (anime film)

Table of Contents

Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel (Animated Films)

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Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (2010 film)

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Fate/Grand Order: First Order

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Fate/Prototype

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Fate/Zero Overview

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Fate/Apocrypha

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Plot SummaryNero Claudius and her Master Hakuno Kishinami have triumphed in the Moon Holy Grail War, gaining control over the Moon Cell Automaton computer. Nero is now the ruler of SE.RA.PH (Serial Phantasm) and has possession of the Regalia Ring which allows her to rule over her...

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Plot SummaryThe “Great Emperor” has hatched a plan to rule over SE.RA.PH (Serial Phantasm) using the “Oraclization” mind control technique. A new Servant, Charlemagne, shows up just in time to save Hakuno Kishinami and the young Altera when they are ambushed by Attack Programs. C...

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Fate/Extra

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Fate/Extra CCC

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Fate/Extra Last Encore

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Fate/Grand Order

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Fate/hollow ataraxia

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Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya

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Plot SummaryLong ago in the distant past, there was a war. Humanity now lives in “Mosaic Cities” in order to escape rising sea levels. Those born after the war and those who lived through it have each been granted their own “Holy Grail” allowing them to transcend death and summon...

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Fate/stay night

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Fate/strange fake

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Fate/type Redline

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Fate/unlimited codes

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Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia

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The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II

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Today's Menu for Emiya Family

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Ruler - Fate

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False Lancer (Enkidu) - Fate

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List of Fate/Apocrypha Characters

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Rider (Medusa) - Fate

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Saber (Nero Claudius) - Fate

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Berserker (Florence Nightingale) - Fate

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Rider (Ozymandias) - Fate

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List of Fate/Zero Characters

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Rider (Alexander the Great) - Fate/Zero

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Gilgamesh - Fate

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Caster/Lancer (Gilles de Rais “Bluebeard”) - Fate

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Rin Tohsaka - Fate

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Berserker (Lancelot) - Fate/Zero

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Berserker of Black (Frankenstein’s Monster) - Fate

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Lancer (Cú Chulainn) - Fate

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Archer/Avenger (Oda Nobunaga) - Fate

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Illyasviel von Einzbern - Fate

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Lancer of Red Karna - Fate

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Kiara Sessyoin - Fate

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Artoria Pendragon Saber - Fate

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Jeanne Alter - Fate

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EMIYA Archer - Fate

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Assassin - Fate/Zero

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Waver Velvet - Fate

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Caster Merlin - Fate

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List of Fate/stay night Characters

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Shirou Emiya - Fate

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Sakura Matou - Fate

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Kirei Kotomine - Fate

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Sieg - Fate

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Saber of Red (Mordred) - Fate

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Kairi Sisigou - Fate

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Rider of Black (Astolfo) - Fate

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Assassin of Red (Semiramis) - Fate

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What Series is Kiyohime in?Kiyohime is a Berserker-class Servant appearing in Fate/Grand Order where she can be summoned by Ritsuka Fujimaru. She can also be summoned as a Lancer-class Servant wearing a swimsuit and carrying a naginata spear. Kiyohime is mentioned briefly in Fate...

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Kiritsugu Emiya - Fate

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Fate Movies Introduction

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Mage's Association - Fate

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Fate Classes & Servants Overview

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Noble Phantasms

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Fate Visual Novels

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Fourth Holy Grail War

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Third Holy Grail War

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Fate Series / Franchise Overview

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Fate Anime Series on Netflix

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What Order Should You Watch All the Fate Anime Series

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Fate Fanfic Recommendations

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List of all Fate Grand Order Game Servant CardsThe mobile game, Fate Grand Order (also known as Fate/GO or FGO), takes characters from all over creator Kinoko Nasu’s Fate multiverse and puts them in one world where they can meet and do battle. It also adds new characters to the N...

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Fate Games

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Fifth Holy Grail War

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Great Holy Grail War

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Moon Holy Grail War

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Fate Series Merch for Us Broke Folk

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Merch if Your Husbando is Gilgamesh - Fate

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A Look at Rider (Fate) Figures

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The Cutest Fate Series Merch

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Fate Servants in Swimsuits - Summer Vibe Figures

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A Look at King Arthur (Fate) FiguresOne way diehard fans of the Fate series can tell someone is unfamiliar with it is if the name “King Arthur” first brings up an image of a male character in their head. Even fans with only the most basic knowledge of the Fate/stay night series k...

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A Look at Berserker (Fate) FiguresBerserker is arguably the most fun, versatile, and interesting Servant Class in the entirety of the Fate franchise. With it, the Holy Grail has called great behemoth-sized Servants like Heracles and Spartacus. Then we get the other side of the sp...

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A Look at Astolfo (Fate) FiguresBoy oh BOY, Astolfo, the Rider of Black, sure is a money trap, isn’t she? She’s a poster child for the Fate series, appearing in Fate memes throughout the internet. You can’t really escape his memes. Sometimes you feel trapped by him. But that’s a ...

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A Look at Ishtar (Fate) FiguresIshtar, the Goddess of Venus, the Mistress of Heaven, demands your worship! No, this is not Rin Tohsaka dressed up in a Halloween costume, but it is Rin possessed in Fate/Grand Order, and we assure you that’s not as confusing as it sounds.

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A Look at Illya (Fate) FiguresIllyasviel von Einzbern of the Einzbern family. How can you not love this adorable and gifted mage? Sure, she was the first Master who tried to kill our protagonists Rin, Saber, Archer, and Shirou Emiya in Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works. When...

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A Look at Mordred (Fate) FiguresThe Nasuverse’s Mordred sure has an interesting origin story. She is the daughter (although she’d say “son”) born of incest from the sperm of Artoria Pendragon and her sister, Morgan le Fay. But wait, Artoria is a woman, so how did she have sperm? ...

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A Look at Tamamo (Fate) FiguresWhen we first looked into Tamamo’s background, it sounded like one of the crazier origins among the hundreds of Fate Servants that have been created. On the surface, she looks like a fox girl, which isn’t out of the ordinary in Japanese anime cultur...

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The Sexiest Fate Series Merch

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A Look at Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Figures

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Fate Series Merch to Make You Broke Again

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A Look at Lancer (Fate) FiguresWhen asked which will win in a battle, a Lancer-class Servant or a Saber-class Servant, fans will generally answer that the Saber Servant will. That’s because the rules of the Nasuverse originally dictated that Sabers are the top tier warriors in a ...

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A Look at Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Figures

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A Look at Jeanne (Fate) Figures

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Fate/Apocrypha Episode Summaries

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Fate/stay night: UBW Episode Summaries

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Fate/stay night: UBW Episode Summaries

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Fate/Zero Season 1 Episode Summaries

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Fate/Zero Season 2 Episode Summaries

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Fate/stay night Episode Summaries

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Episode 1: The 5th Great Clash of the Magicians: The Holy Grail WarThe Carnival Moment has arrived. Neco-Arc Bubbles gets a phone call at Ahnenerbe informing her that the Carnival is about to begin. According to Neco-Arc Chaos, the Carnival only comes to town once every 10 years ...

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Episode 7: An Expert GiftBack at Ahnenerbe, the Neco-Arcs are enjoying some tasty ramen. Meanwhile, Shiki Tohno cooks up a batch of noodles for Arcueid Brunestud who is extremely impressed so he decides that she should try other normal human foods like okonomiyaki. Though it soun...

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