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Spanning visual novels, regular novels, anime, and mobile games, you can experience Fate through several mediums. Throughout its tales, modern-day mages summon ancient heroes to form teams, each pair fighting for the wish-granting Holy Grail in epic battle royales.
Throughout these fierce clashes, we've encountered dozens of powerful women (both as magical Masters and heroic Servants); which most captured our hearts? These are the ten most beautiful girls throughout the Fate universe!
The first Rider we ever saw, Medusa's legend was skewed throughout the years, and she's actually quite loyal; it's really her Master who turns out to be the monster.
More than just a pretty face, Medusa's no slouch in combat, utilizing incredible speed to outmaneuver foes. Additionally, her Bellerophon Noble Phantasm (classified as an "Anti-Army" attack) augments her Pegasus mount to insane levels, decimating foes throughout a large area.
Summoned as the Saber of Red in the unique 7-vs-7 battle depicted in Fate/Apocrypha, Mordred (like King Arthur) is gender-swapped in Fate. Rather than the evil betrayer we're used to, she proves a complex character who skirts the line between hero and villain.
While classified as a Saber, Mordred fights using a brutal Berserker-like style that prioritizes aggression and speed. Her Noble Phantasm, "Clarent Blood Arthur", functions similarly to Artoria's infamous "Excalibur", unleashing a powerful beam-like attack few can withstand.
8. Mashu Kyrielight
Mashu's mysterious nature is gradually revealed as mobile game Fate/Grand Order progresses. Created as a genetically-enhanced vessel, her body carries the sleeping form of Galahad (a Knight of the Round Table), which eventually unlocks her Servant form Shielder.
With several defensive techniques, Shielder earns her name, able to deflect even attacks like "Excalibur Morgan" with her own Noble Phantasm, "Lord Chaldeas".
7. Jeanne d'Arc
Like Mordred, Jeanne shares a remarkable resemblance to Artoria (even though she's actually possessing the body of a girl named Laeticia), enough that Caster misidentifies Saber as her in Fate/Zero. But Jeanne actually appears in Fate/Apocrypha, where she's summoned under the unique Ruler class, assigned to mediate over the unfolding war.
Jeanne's unique role grants incredible powers, like the ability to detect spirits (even presence-concealing Assassin) across several miles and utilize Command Spells on other Servants.
6. Sakura Matou
Class: N/A (Master)
Serving as the main love interest in the Heaven's Feel route of Fate/stay night, Shirou eventually uncovers Sakura's tragic past. But that doesn't detract from her charms; not only is Sakura beautiful, she's kind, intelligent, and a great cook.
There's more to Sakura than meets the eye, but without spoiling too much, let's just say she's talented with magic and holds near-infinite potential.
A potential ally in Fate/Grand Order, Stheno greatly resembles her younger sister Medusa, but unlike her sibling, her form was without flaw, letting her adopt a youthful and beautiful appearance that never ages.
Repeatedly shown mankind's lust and sin, Stheno develops a distaste for humans, but her love for her sisters reveals a gentler side. Either way, her appearance even factors into her strategy, using her beauty and voice to captivate foes.
Another possible partner in FGO, Scáthach mentored Cú Chulainn, the original Lancer in Fate/stay night. Carrying an elder sister-like demeanor, Scáthach is a beautiful warrior and champion of both combat and knowledge.
A lance-wielding prodigy, Scáthach would already be hard to kill—but her immortal status prevents her from ever truly dying. Additionally, her latent abilities let her perceive the true nature of people and events, and she can even teach allied Servants new skills.
3. Irisviel von Einzbern
Class: N/A (Master)
As a homunculus, Irisviel was created for the sole purpose of one day housing the Holy Grail. But Kiritsugu Emiya rescued her from her life of being treated as a tool, showing her the outside world and helping her uncover her own emotions.
Once shown compassion, Irisviel proves a warm companion, so much that even battle-hardened Kiritsugu falls in love with and marries her. Despite knowing it will probably lead to her death, Irisviel supports her husband's participation in the Fourth Grail War, believing in him and his dream of eradicating humanity's suffering.
2. Saber (Artoria Pendragon)
The Servant of Kiritsugu and later his adoptive son Shirou, Artoria (often simply referred to as Saber) is a prominent member of Fate; if she's not in a war, one of her look-alikes (like Mordred or Jeanne) probably is.
Revealed as "King" Arthur (whose true gender was hidden), Saber is a compassionate Servant whose beauty attracts even the haughty Gilgamesh. But she'd much rather discuss her abilities; she can rapidly heal wounds using Avalon and unleash the devastating Excalibur Noble Phantasm.
1. Rin Tohsaka
Class: N/A (Master)
Despite being a rival Master to Shirou, Rin doesn't prey on her vulnerable peer, instead guiding his magical development and teaching him about the Holy Grail War. Rin is self-assured and often taunts her allies (even her own Servant, Archer), but she's actually a kind person who masks her true feelings with sharp wit.
Rin's beauty earns her the attention of many men, and her alliance with Shirou can blossom into a romance in the Unlimited Bladeworks route.
More of the Prettiest Fate Girls
Fate presents a dark series filled with bloodshed and betrayal, but also love and loyalty, showcasing both the best and worst of mankind. It's also great at developing characters, making today's gals not just eye candy, but strong leads with complex and realistic motivations.
With hundreds of revealed Servants and Masters, there's still plenty of attractive Fate women to learn about. But for now, as we eagerly await TYPE-MOON's next Holy Grail War, vote for your favorite character and I'll see you at our next countdown!
© 2019 Jeremy Gill
Jeremy Gill (author) from Louisiana on July 07, 2019:
Haha, there's not only different series to watch/play, but three separate "routes" (basically alternate universes) in the original Fate/stay night, each differing greatly from the others.
Glad to hear from you! Fate reminds me an anime version of Game of Thrones in that it gives you a good look at each character, not just the heroes. It also has plenty of adult material, so be ready if you take the plunge.
Stephanie Bradberry from New Jersey on July 06, 2019:
I still need to see all the Fate series. I'm only up to like 3 of them.
Poppy from Enoshima, Japan on July 06, 2019:
I've never watched or played "Fate" but these are some adorable girls! My favorite is Stheno!