Fate/Zero Concepts

Fate/Zero is an anime series in the Fate/Stay Night franchise
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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.

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.

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.

Code of Honor

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

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.

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.

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.

Japanese Honorifics

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

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.

Major death

Death of a major character.

Manga Iconography

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

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.

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.

Servant (Fate)

Warriors summoned for the Holy Grail War in Fate/ Stay Night. Legendary heroes of the past who are now half-spiritual beings with extreme power.

Simultaneous Release

When anime or manga is broadcast or published -- usually on the internet -- in countries outside of Japan around the same time as it airs/releases in Japan, usually within one week or even 24 hours.

Smoker

A person who smokes tobacco.

Sniper

A sniper is an individual who supports the front from distance. They use ranged weapons to shoot from very long distances with great accuracy. The snipers are famous for their precision and to attack from unexpected directions.

Spellcasters

The character is adept at casting magic. In addition using spells is an integral part of his/her fighting style

Strong Women

Anime has long been known for having many strong male protagonist and depicting women as being weaker and in need of protection, but there are many female characters out there fighting this stereotype. These are women who possess strength not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well and are often the heroes of a series.

Suicide

Suicide is the act of taking ones own life through various means.

The Revelation

The idea that a major event/item/history is explained to the protagonist. With the main character and reader aware of the truth, everything is approached with a new view.

Unfaithful

Someone who has cheated on their significant other. This apply when someone is unfaithful to his loved one, girlfriend, wife by either dating another girl or woman and having sex behind the back of his significant other which either goes unnoticed or be discovered and end up very bad.

Unreal Hair/Eye Color

A popular design choice for characters in anime is to give them natural hair and/or eye colors that do not occur in real nature.

Vampires

Blood sucking creatures of the night, although not always evil necessarily. They are a staple of countless anime and manga series.

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