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Old 2012-09-01, 18:26   Link #3941
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Ilya actually had a happy ending in the fate route.Haven't finished the HF route but she dies when she becomes like justica right?
Yes and at the end of the Fate route it seems she has less then one year left to live.
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Old 2012-09-01, 20:00   Link #3942
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Man, that sucks really.
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Old 2012-09-04, 13:08   Link #3943
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And that was Archer's.....
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Old 2012-09-04, 13:17   Link #3944
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wasn't illya's death what drove Emiya to become Archer?
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Old 2012-09-05, 00:36   Link #3945
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Thing is, that doesn't make sense.

If the family is trying to successfullly crafted their future master for the next war (after Iris), that shouldn't Illya have a longer lifespan? The Fifth War wasn't suppose to happen for 60 years. Or did they originally intend for her to be the master in the Fourth War?
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Old 2012-09-05, 02:56   Link #3946
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Isn't her lifespan only reduced when she begins to take in servants?
I always assumed that her body wasn't made to function after having acted as a grail.
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Old 2012-09-05, 07:29   Link #3947
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Isn't her lifespan only reduced when she begins to take in servants?
I always assumed that her body wasn't made to function after having acted as a grail.
Yes, I believe that is correct.
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Old 2012-09-07, 18:17   Link #3948
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We don't really know what is going to happen to Illya after Fate ... I mean, the implication is that she should die (she wasn't made to function after the War) but the Tiger Dojo special sort of hints that there is more to it (''Everyone dies at the end'' she says, but whether or not she will die in a year is left up in the air, so ...?)

Anyway, I've been replaying some of the game recently, and I have some questions about HF:

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Old 2012-09-07, 23:56   Link #3949
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I've know about this series for years but know hardly a thing about it. I know it has many fans. Are these shows anime classics that I, as an anime fan, owe to myself to check out? How many TV series are there? Just Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Zero? Any OVAs and movies to check out? Are they all available legally? I'm sure the TV episodes are but I want to check on the OVAs and movies, if there are any movies.

Are there any sites that stream this series in HD? Could some of you tell me a bit about the Fate series, something to try and get me interested in checking it out? What are the TV shows about (without revealing spoilers)?
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Old 2012-09-08, 01:11   Link #3950
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Are these shows anime classics that I, as an anime fan, owe to myself to check out?
This is going to vary from person to person, but I personally don't view them as classics that must been seen if you call yourself an anime fan i.e. it isn't going to make my 100 anime to watch before you die list. That said, I think that the Fate/ series is in general a good series, with a mostly memorable colorful cast, an interesting presentation on classic lore and complex magical mechanics, and some philosophy thrown in to the mix. Personally, I rank the Fate/Zero anime higher than the first one in general, but I think that the first anime is fine in general and in some cases even pretty good, and it can achieve excellency in many aspects (the music for starters). I like them both plenty, so I would say that it would be worth your time checking it out if your interested.
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How many TV series are there? Just Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Zero?
Yes, there have been two TV series, the first is an adaptation by Studio Deen of the PS2 Visual Novel game Fate/Stay Night: Réalta Nua, which is a port of the original 18+ game, Fate/Stay Night. The game is divided into three main routes which are Fate, Unlimited Blades Works and Heaven's Feel. The first anime covers the Fate route, with some deviations and changes here and there but it follows the first route structure for the most part. The second is by studio ufotable, Fate/Zero, which is an adaptation of the prequel written novel of the same name (but by a different author than the game) and it covers the events that occurred before the Visual Novel 10 years ago.

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Any OVAs and movies to check out?
Yes. There has been a film adaptation of the second route of the Réalta Nua game, titled Unlimited Blades Works. There has also been a Special Reproduction OVA for the first TV anime, but it is mostly a recap for the TV series and isn't really worth watching aside from the Remix of the OP which I personally adore and this is the best OP of the entire franchise.

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Are they all available legally?
Yes. The first anime had been for some time now licensed and dubbed (It was originally broadcast in 2006) and the film had been recently released in English as well. Fate/Zero had not been officially released for purchase in English, however the Japanese release does include English subtitles (though I would not recommend you getting it now due to the price being so high). You can also go to Crunchyroll to view all 25 episodes of the Fate/Zero anime.

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Are there any sites that stream this series in HD?
Crunchyroll for Fate/Zero (subtitles only) Funimation for Fate/Stay Night (Dubbed and subtitled). I do not know of the quality of the Funimation stream, but I know that the Crunchyroll stream is pretty high.

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Could some of you tell me a bit about the Fate series, something to try and get me interested in checking it out? What are the TV shows about (without revealing spoilers)?
The premise of the Fate series is that 7 magi are chosen and using their abilities to form contracts with ancient and powerful Heroic Spirits, souls of legendary heroes of humanity who had preformed deeds that are still praised and worshiped to this day, in order to do battle in a war called The Holy Grail War where the 7 summoned Heroic Spirits fight each other with the purpose of defeating the other 6 and in the end claim the prize at the end which as the name implies is the Holy Grail, which is claimed to be able to grant any wish the winner desires.

Think of it as Battle Royal meets Highlander with everyone being played with someone you've probably heard your history teacher once talk about in high school (or Uni) and you'd have a good idea of what the series premise is about.

There is more to it than that though. There is a conflict of many who desire the grail for their own personal desires, some who want it to better the life of humanity as a whole, and few who want to use it to for more sinister means ...

There is also romance involved in this, more so in Fate/Stay Night than in Fate/Zero, and a lot of tragedy in store for the cast as the war goes on and more and more Servants are defeated (more Fate/Zero than Stay Night for the most part, though there are bits in F/SN that will tug your heart strings as well)

Hope that helps.
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Old 2012-09-08, 01:25   Link #3951
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So there are humans that summon the legendary heroes, right? The summoned heroes die when defeated, right? What about the human that summons them? Do they die when a hero is defeated? I'm assuming no, but I assume that a lot of the tragedy in the series comes from humans losing the heroes they've become attached to.
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Old 2012-09-08, 01:29   Link #3952
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So there are humans that summon the legendary heroes, right? The summoned heroes die when defeated, right? What about the human that summons them? Do they die when a hero is defeated? I'm assuming no, but I assume that a lot of the tragedy in the series comes from humans losing the heroes they've become attached to.
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Old 2012-09-08, 01:38   Link #3953
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So there are humans that summon the legendary heroes, right? The summoned heroes die when defeated, right? What about the human that summons them? Do they die when a hero is defeated? I'm assuming no, but I assume that a lot of the tragedy in the series comes from humans losing the heroes they've become attached to.
Well, all of these things are things that are explained in the show, so we would be taking away from your revelations as you watch it. But you've got the basic idea. Secret war between mages using legendary heroes from myth and legend to fight. Except, the main character is basically someone who has no idea about it at all, and gets sucked into it by accident. And that's where you follow him into the adventure.
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Old 2012-09-08, 01:41   Link #3954
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So there are humans that summon the legendary heroes, right?
Well, that's the rule ...

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The summoned heroes die when defeated, right?
Yes, once a hero is slain, they are dead for good. Mind you, these are ancient warriors from times past, so they had already experienced death before. Doesn't make it any more pleasant going through it again ...

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What about the human that summons them? Do they die when a hero is defeated?
There is no rule in the contract that states that summoner loses their life if their Servant is defeated, in fact they might be able to form a new contract with a new Servant (if they are able to find one free, since there can only be 7 summoned at any one War). That said, some magi might think it might be a good idea to get rid of both the hero and summoner in one go, so they won't get the chance to come back ...

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I'm assuming no, but I assume that a lot of the tragedy in the series comes from humans losing the heroes they've become attached to.
Oh yes. Some treat it as a mere contract to be fulfilled, but some become attached and drawn to these Heroic Spirits (which is to be expected, after all they are powerful humans who had managed to do great deeds that nowadays we can only dream of, and have attracted the awe of the masses for hundreds if not thousands of years) and of course they will be at loss when they lose their partners. Of course, it's not there isn't any human causalities, or bonds built between different humans that will suffer as well ...
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Old 2012-09-08, 06:55   Link #3955
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I've know about this series for years but know hardly a thing about it. I know it has many fans. Are these shows anime classics that I, as an anime fan, owe to myself to check out? How many TV series are there? Just Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Zero? Any OVAs and movies to check out? Are they all available legally? I'm sure the TV episodes are but I want to check on the OVAs and movies, if there are any movies.

Are there any sites that stream this series in HD? Could some of you tell me a bit about the Fate series, something to try and get me interested in checking it out? What are the TV shows about (without revealing spoilers)?
If you want to start following the Fate series I recommend reading the Fate/Stay Night visual novel rather than watching the anime adaption. The anime isn't very good good compared to the VN, it leaves out many things which are important to the story.

After having read the VN you should watch or read Fate/Zero. F/Z was originally a light novel, but this time the anime adaption is very good. F/Z is a prequel to Fate/Stay Night. If you watch/read F/Z before F/SN you will be spoiled on a few major thing of F/SN.

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You can find the Fate/Stay Night VN and its translation patch easily on the net with one google search.

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Old 2012-09-08, 08:31   Link #3956
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If you watch/read F/Z before F/SN you will be spoiled on a few major thing of F/SN.
A few? I'd say there'd only really be two surprises left in the entire game if you do Zero first. Neither of which are in the Fate Route.
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Fate/Zero is meant to be watched after Fate/Stay Night. Don't do it first.
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Old 2012-09-08, 10:43   Link #3958
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One other reason to read the visual novel over watching the anime adaption of Fate/Stay Night would that Heaven's Feel, the third route of the visual novel hasn't been adapted yet.
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Old 2012-09-08, 11:47   Link #3959
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Old 2012-09-08, 14:50   Link #3960
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Spoiler for Gilgamesh's idea of kingship:
Actually in the BD version of episode 11 (The Banquet of the Kings/Grail Dialogue), Gilgamesh and Rider did have an exchange about the former's way of kingship - as a king, Gil's word is the law and he is a king because he sees his own law through. As far as real life monarchism goes, this is probably the closest to his way of kingship. The king is a divine figure, free from the influence of earthly matters, whose judgement and words are never to be questioned. He is an absolute controller, beyond restraints like morality even (as seen in how Gil is perfectly able to partake in and appreciate misdeeds that would normally constitute as punishable evils).

Gilgamesh's kingship is also interesting because it includes characteristics of both Saber and Rider's ways. Like Rider, he is a larger-than-life tyrant whom the people sacrifice themselves for, but unlike Rider and like Saber, he follows the lonely path of kingship, standing as solitary existence without equal. He did have someone whom he considered to be on equal standing with him once (Enkidu), but ever since Enkidu's death he's remained a lone and disillusioned king. He does claim to be compassionate towards the subjects who pledge themselves to him and who are worthy enough though.

Also, there was actually a scene with Gilgamesh inside the Grail mud in the novel, which episode 25 of the anime omitted, where he speaks of his way of kingship a little. We might see it in the BD version of the episode yet (I certainly hope so), but here's what he says about being a king then:

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