Fate/Stay Night Concepts

Fate/Stay Night is a franchise comprised of 4 movies, 5 anime series, 5 manga series
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Arrogant

The character is head over heels of him -or herself. He/she might be the best(or not) , but usually the laziest to act and always underestimates the enemies. Rather popular concept for villains and rivals.

Assassins

A person who was paid to preform the extermination of a specific person.

Bad Ass Fight Scene

A fight scene or epic battle that stands above the norm of what the series offers and goes down in history as one of the best combat encounters in the series. The perfect combination of epicness and animation.

Bathing Scene

Bathing Scenes, while occasionally meaningful to plot or character development, are generally excuses for fan service.

Best Friends

Betrayal

Betrayal is the act of treachery or a violation of a trust or allegiance. This can be to one's friends, country, or God.

Bishojo

Typical "beautiful girl" in anime and manga

Blood Bath

A massacre

Childhood Friend

The character has known the protagonist for a long time, typically all his/her life. If he/she's from the opposite gender there's a high chance he/she has a crush on the main character.

Clothing Damage

When a character's clothes become torn from an attack, such as an explosion or energy blast.

Code of Honor

Many characters in anime/manga live by a personal or structured code of honor.

Comedy

Nearly every anime has a comedic moment here or there. Everyone likes to laugh.

Convenient Censorship

Convenient Censorship such as steam, hair and beams of light are often used in anime and manga to show naked characters while obscuring their "naughty bits".

Cooking

Someone or something to do with cooking.

Crazy

Characters with serious long mental unstabilities. They're sometimes simply weird but recently they're portrayed as downright homicidiacs. Not to be confused with the Mentally Unstable where the character fights against it and usually wins.

Disability

The lack of a sense or physical ability. Blindness, Paralysis, or the loss of a limb are examples. Though in many cases these cease being shortcomings over time, and are not just overcome, but often the character becomes stronger.

Dismemberment

The loss of limbs and body parts is a common concept in many of the more violent Japanese manga and anime.

Dreams & Nightmares

The imaginary events that goes on in your head when you are asleep. In some anime's they can bring important messages or to haunt a person.

Dying With a Smile

It's a somewhat common concept where heroes and villains would die smiling instead of cursing or showing fear in their last moments.

Familiar

A animal or even a person that is basically a slave to another person. Familiars typically are tame, obediant and magical, though not always.

Fan Service

Fan Service is often a sexually provocative moment or pose that takes place in manga and anime. It usually has no real purpose to a story, and serves as a lurid visual.

Father

Fatherhood as a concept. A man who has conceived or raised a child.

First date

The first date of a (potential) couple.

Flashback

Used frequently in Anime to either recap past events or provide a back story for a character, either their origin story or their off-screen training of new attack. Sometime and entire episode/chapter would be a entire flashback.

Funeral

The Funeral is the act of a burial after a death. Friends and family gather to morn as the body is placed into the ground, or pass along condolences to surviving family.

Ghosts

A ghost is a dead persons spirit that roams the earth usually attached to where they died or refusing to go to the after life until there are finished on earth.

Heroic Sacrifice

An act when someone gives up something of great importance for a greater good.

Homunculi

Featured in both FullMetal Alchemist manga and FullMetal alchemist anime, even featured in the FMA film Conquorer of Shambala. In both manga,and anime Homunculi are near immortal and are the enemies of Ed and Al.

Humans

Humans are typically depicted as the dominant species of the planet Earth, and sometimes of other planets. Humans often mirror their real life counterparts in terms of abilities and intellect, while other times they can achieve superhuman feats.

Illusion

An Illusion is a condition of being deceived by a false perception or belief.

Implied Sex Scene

Due to censorships, anime has a funny way of implying a scene where the characters may have sexual intercourse. It happens in manga, too.

Japanese Honorifics

Japanese Honorifics are best described as a sign of respect and endearment. Politeness is an important part of Japanese culture and language.

Kendo

Kendo translates to "Way of the Sword". It is a sword competition using bamboo swords called a shinai. It is a popular martial arts practice in Japan.

Kissing

Kissing is the act of pressing your lips to the body of another person. This can be on the cheeks, head, hand, but more commonly to another person's lips.

Knight

The character is officially a knight. He/She usually values honor above everything else and fights for justice. There are perhaps exceptions...

Loss of Innocence

Like real life, anime and manga characters lose their innocence through war, trauma, rape, torture, and many agonizing scenarios.

Magic

Magic is an often used term in fiction. It is the concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods and breaking the physical laws.

Maids & Butlers

Maids and Butlers are highly popular within anime and manga. They can simply be a job, or they can be a lifestyle for loyal servants to a master or mistress. Identified by a particular uniform. Also popular in cosplay.

Major death

Death of a major character.

Manga Iconography

Common visual conventions seen in manga and anime to convey emotions, often for comical effect.

Martial Arts

Seen in just about every form of anime at least at one point. The key component that makes Shounen popular among boys. As well as Ancient art in itself

Moronic character

The kind of character always gets into trouble by his or her bad luck, silliness, and/or cluelessness. A common source of comedy.

Mother

A woman who has given birth to or raised a child.

Murder

The act of taking another person's life.

No Mercy

When a character doesn't even hesitate to take care of an opponent and shows them no restraint or sympathy at all. Usually a trait in villains but even heroes can prove to be cold blooded when they need to be.

Nudity

A complete lack of clothing, oh my.

Origin Story

The tale of how a hero or villain came to be who they are.

Priest

The character is working as a priest, a guide and teacher of God. Often leads holy rituals such as marriage and burials.

Rage

Often when a character needs to grow stronger in battle, they find this strength through anger. A character being overwhelmed with rage can give them great power or even let them grow to a new level.

Royalty

Someone part of a royal family.

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