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Tell me more about the Fate series what makes it so good?

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Tell me more about the Fate series what makes it so good?
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>>144709336
Deep characters with strong ideologies, complex world building, thought provoking conflict, evocative and expertly composed music, etc
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>>144709336
hot waifus
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It's waifubait with powerlevel shit, edgyness and shipping faggotry. It attracts a good chunk of the younger otaku fanbase, but it's not really that good.
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Fate/stay night is a beautiful exercise in the emotional craft of storytelling. It isn't a story about mythological heroes going at war. It's a story about the importance of what heroes represent, and fighting for those ideals. Tightly plotted, thematically consistent, emotionally affecting, and incredibly layered. There's so much more to Fate/stay night than there may seem to be at first glance

The anime simultaneously questions the metamorphosis of human ideals, man's quest for heroism, etc.
There are thousands of themes seamlessly woven together. Idealism vs Utilitarianism, the importance of hope in the face of adversity, wishes as an inherently selfish act, cultural expectations of good and evil, the contradictory nature of child heroes, redemption, and a whole bunch mythic revisionism and allegory to top it all off.
Don't get me started on the anime itself, every frame tells a second, sometimes even third narrative underneath the first. I think it's statement to its greatness.

Nasu crafted not a game, not a "story", but a universe. It's every bit as detailed, every bit as supple and responsive as ours. It's a moving Sistine Chapel ceiling.

Of the various themes present in Fate/stay night, Nasu's theme of ethics and value theory incorporated with various interactions between the characters appeal to logos, ethos and pathos, and this amalgamation of techniques once again prove his acuity and status as the smartest and wisest writer of our time.

Fate/stay night takes the set of ideals a lot of fictional stories just run with and says - "but the real world does not work that way" - setting up an indepth exploration on what could motivate person to pursue such a path, thereby deconstructing the idea of heroism and pragmatism and the idea of selfless actions for selfish reasons (namely the idea that the fulfillment of "saving people" can only come from people actually being in peril).
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>That bait picture though

Anyway Nasu is the master of poetry if you watch the UBW anime there is many poetry going on but I highly advise to read the VN for better experience

Of the various themes present in Fate/stay night, Nasu's theme of ethics and value theory incorporated with various interactions between the characters appeal to logos, ethos and pathos, and this amalgamation of techniques once again prove his acuity and status as the smartest and wisest writer of our time.
His profound messages regarding man's quest for heroism and the juxtaposition of epistemology and ontology with introspection as a seemingly guilt-ridden sociopathic protagonist delivers an amazing tale of the absurd and fichtean dialectic. The fact that he delves into the more psychological aspects of human nature, morality, structuralism, existentialism, meta cognition and phenomenology show that he truly understands philosophy, proving that this epic is the most intelligent tale of our decade. Nasu demonstrates his ken of the human condition as a hole through Fate/stay night, his magnum opus.
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>>144709336
Why does every thread have to be half bait and half reverse bait?
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>>144710458
>reverse bait
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>>144709718
Is this a new copypasta?
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Shirou.

I wouldn't give two shits about Fate if not for Shirou Emiya.
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>>144710534

No
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>>144709500
this desu

I also like the idea of having strong historic figures fighting against each other. Fate is fun
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>>144710577

He is the best he is my favourite deconstruction of the shounen archetype Protagonist. People who hate him just misunderstood him or only watched UBW.

I can write a full book if I want too on how he is the perfect protagonist.
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>HAY GAISE WOT IF KING ARTHUR WUZ GRIL???XDDDD
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>>144710747

So what? King Arthur is not real and a made up story anyway.
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Why is Zero so inferior?
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>>144710979

I agree
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>>144709336
it has the literal best magic system in all of fiction
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Kinoko Nasu is the Shakespeare of modern times.
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>>144710979
>>144711489

Zero is only inferior if you're a tasteless cuck.
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>>144710979
>>144711489
Nasu is, at the least, a hack for shoehorning idiotic porn scenes into the plot.
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>>144712011
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>>144712011

strop baiting and provide why Zero is better
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>>144711489
>>144711740

My first 4chan shitpost....I can feel my fingers tingling with the spiciness of this conversation.
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>>144712105
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>>144712027
>Nasu is, at the least, a visionary for taking an opportunity to pay lipservice to the norms of the medium and turning it into a deconstruction of dominant genre tropes.
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>>144712044

2 reasons:

1. The plot took more risks in Zero.
2. Tosaka's anus
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>>144712027
Real talk, if F/SN is your first VN you have zero context for evaluating the h-scenes.
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>>144712630
it isn't my first, and those scenes are poorly written regardless of medium.
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>>144712877
They are a reaction to an oversaturated market. If you weren't there, you just don't get it.
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>>144709602
Only this
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>>144711489
>jogay and gurrenshit
>among the anime greats
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>>144712963
Are you saying that an over saturated market excuses shitty writing?
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>>144709336
>Tell me more about the Fate series what makes it so good?
The VN is a really interesting variant of the bildungsroman IMO... the part that could stand alone as a classic bildungsroman is unlimited blade works, which I guess is why they picked it to be The Good Anime which gives nasu's final word about the heroic story of emiya shirou, but I think of both Fate and Heaven's Feel as being adjacent to the unlimited blade works story in an important way. They show different stages of a man's psychosocial development.

Also in general I feel like Nasu holds his particular neuroses very close to the surface in his works, which is charming. Shirou is fucked up, Saber is fucked up, Rin is also kind of a bundle of nerves; Gil and the others are just blatantly pathological

if you're going to be an animeonlyfag though, I think you pretty much have to be a waifufag; personally i watch for saber. the idea of this cute little girl bearing the raw, thick dreams of all the british subjects until her mind is completely colored by duty and all she can think about is being a good king... i like it. She's cute.
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>>144713107
In context, they were cheeky. Almost Kaufman-esque.
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>>144709336
Rin make FSN good
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It's shit. Useless philosophy (redundant, I know) with no impact on the real world or actual human principles, awfully autistic characters, world contradicts its own rules for the sake of plot and throws Deus Ex Machina galore with the excuse of Luck stat or some shit, the sex scenes are awful, the lore is lazy as fuck and just merely mixes heroes without link whatsoever for maximum chuuni faggotry. But the worst is that if the VN actually portrayed good war battle and warfare, it would be enjoyable. But it's nothing but "psychological" shit to give the readers the feeling they're clever between the kitchen scenes that make up 70% of the VN for maximum waifufaggotry.
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>>144713603
>(redundant, I know)
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>>144713603
>Useless philosophy (redundant, I know)
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I'm thinking starting the Fate VN after finishing just finishing Tsukihime and Kagetsu Tohya. I heard it's good, but how bad are the shoehorned sex scenes? I remember some came out of left field in Tsukihime, like Shiki was going to sleep or some shit and suddenly Len is jerking him off. I'll excuse it there's atleast a halfway decent reason for the sex.
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>>144713922
Also, any other VN I should look out for?
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>>144713922
>but how bad are the shoehorned sex scenes?

They are bad and have spawned countless memes.

At least in Tsukihime the characters have sex because of love and not because a load of semen has enough magic to destroy a fortress
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>>>/v/
>>>/v/
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>>144712035
>>144712191
>>144713103
Don't you have more of these?
I lost my fate/stay bait folder.
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>>144714543

not him but here
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>>144714543
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>>144710678
>I also like the idea of having strong historic figures fighting against each other
Literally the only reason why I ever bothered to play the game or watch the anime.
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>>144714649

If you just like Heroic spirits fighting each other in a large scale war then read Fate/Apocrypha. More servants,more battles and an actual war between two enemies not just a small battle royale.
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Memes
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>>144709500
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>>144709602
Correct
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>>144714543
I hate you so fucking much that I found some archive links.
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>>144715140
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>mfw no bait of honor
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>>144715582
You are just the worst sort of person.
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>>144714543
Go suck six dicks.

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So just finished FSN and it was kind of a chore.

I'll even grant the excuse plot that Saber needs to slurp Shirou's semen for magicc reason, but how she fell for him for real is just stupid. For some reason I'm never been able to self insert, as you supposed to do to a generic nice guy protagonist with hero complex like Shirou, or the Persona protagonists, or whoever recent everyday protagonists like Bell, or Kirito, or that guy from Shimonetta. I find Shirou to be utterly obnoxious and grating on the nerve.

Anyway I heard UBW and HF have better Shirous is it true? Also I know that canon waifu for UBW is Rin and HF is Sakura, who did Saber ends up with in both route? This is important for my enjoyment
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Fate/New World

Set in a constantly developing Texas port city with colonial Spanish roots.

>Saber: A legendary sword containing the spirit of an unknown meso-american emperor from the Age of Gods
>Lancer: Hiawatha
>Rider: Theodore Roosevelt
>Archer: Billy the Kid
>Assassin: Davy Crockett
>Caster: Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
>Berserker: Sasquatch
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>>144716888
>but how she fell for him for real is just stupid
Read her backstory again
>generic nice guy protagonist with hero complex like Shirou
kek
>Anyway I heard UBW and HF
Don't read the other routes until you can understand Fate.
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>>144709336
Interesting spins or takes on famous mythologies, very interesting world design in terms of how detailed the magic systems are, which also leads to cool fights. Some of the character arcs/conflicts can really stick out and speak to you, though that obviously comes down to personal preference.

And of course, waifus.
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Best Arturia.
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>>144717260
Hiawatha would be a better Caster; he's an orator and a statesman, not a warrior.
Ahab for Lancer.
Billy the Kid or Davy Crockett, not both.
Annie Oakley for Archer, it's a sausage fest.
Put a Confederate in at Assassin, Rose O’Neal Greenhow or John Wilkes Booth. Alternatively, Harriet Tubman.
Mecha John Henry for Berserker.
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>>144718291
That last one, I like you.
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>>144718239
>you will never steal her daki and make her beg for it back
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>>144709336
Gilgamesh
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https://discord.gg/9dYUU6C
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>>144717260
>>144718291
This is oddly reminiscent of the original TF2 team
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>>144719836
Feels bad.
She's super cute.
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>>144713103
>jogay
>not one of the original greats
>implying monogatari is one of the anime greats
It's one of the best selling manga series of all time, and has been world-renowned for over 2 decades. Fuck You.
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>>144717260
>Rider
>Not George Washington
Come on Anon.
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>>144719836

Rin needs to fuck her. She's the superior big-tittied blonde girl.
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>>144709336
A massive and complex universe told through personal stories. A running theme of tragic heroism. Battles of ideologies. Tabletop RPG influenced. Unconventional magic system.

Also, reading Nasu's other works shows an even larger multiverse, with countless epic tales and life-defying moments. Most of which witnessed by none, and all of them eventually forgotten. It gives me this melancholic realization that everything from the greatest of journeys to the most painful sacrifices will fade away into nothingness. Whatever world they are in, will wither and decay against the test of time. Ultimately, meaningless in the grand wheel of destiny.
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>>144720660
>A massive and complex universe told through personal stories
This perfectly distills why I like Fate and the Nasuverse at large.
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>>144719979
>>144720006
>>144720027
>>144720057
>>144720161
>faggot can't into genre porn, too blinded by hero lust
The franchise isn't about heroes. It's about humans. Your entire analysis fails to address the fact that heroes do not battle in isolation; definitionally there are more humans than heroes in the narrative and the arc of every hero is to implicate their own humanity in their circumstance.

You're so focused on heroic Arthur and heroic Hercules that you completely missed the actual content. The central conceit of F/SN is in fact Shirou and Rin and Sakura and Illya wrestling with "What makes a person a hero?" and "What does a true hero desire?". This is precisely what you bemoan as the great untapped potential of the franchise.

All the myths are window dressing because they are static. Everyone knows Arthur and Hercules. The dynamism in the narrative results from using the myth to illuminate the present. Which is entirely the purpose of mythmaking.
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>>144720831
It's pasta.
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>>144720922
Behind every pasta is a genuine idiot who needs to be educated.

Also, often in front of.
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>>144721020
>No it's not you dumbfuck
https://forums.spacebattles.com/posts/12621424/
Yes it is you dumbfuck
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>>144721020
There are no more Hercules stories left to be told. What you are asking for is boring.
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>>144721020
You just got BTFO'd
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