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Fate/Strange Fake (フェイト/ストレンジフェイク, Feito/ Sutorenji Feiku?) is a light novel created by Ryohgo Narita in 2015 and illustrated by Shidzuki Morii.



The plot centers around a Grail War faultily copied from the Third Holy Grail War in Fuyuki. After the end of the third Grail War, an organization from the United States that has magi separate from the London-based Mage Association as members took data from Fuyuki's Grail War and planned their own ritual. After seventy years, they used the city Snowfield as the Sacred Land for their own Grail War. They were unable to successfully copy every aspect of the ritual, which led to it acting only as an imitation that has lost the Saber class and allowed for the summoning of strange Servants due to the definition of "hero" being blurred.


The Mage's Association has sent Rohngall and his pupil, Faldeus, to investigate the city and the status of the war. Faldeus, a spy from the US organization, has Rohngall sniped upon arrival, despite knowing that Rohngall was simply a puppet. He announces that their Holy Grail War has been in development and that it is real, which causes an uproar at the Clock Tower, and wishes to "advertise" the project to the Association.


  • New designs of characters
  • Old designs of Assassin, Teene Cherke, Enkidu, and Kuruoka Tsubaki


Ayaka Sajyou (Player in the prototype version)
The master of Saber.
Tine Chelc
The master of Archer.
Tsubaki Kuruoka
The master of Rider
Orlando Reeve
The master of Caster.
Jester Karture
The master of Assassin.
Flat Escardos
The master of Berserker.
The master of Lancer.
Faldeus Dioland
The master of True Assassin.
Bazdilot Cordelion
The master of True Archer.
The master of True Caster.
The master of Watcher. He himself is meant to become True Lancer.


False Archer
The King of Heroes, Gilgamesh.
False Lancer
The Chains of Heaven, Enkidu.
False Rider
The Embodiment of Disease, Pale Rider.
False Caster
The Author of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas.
False Assassin
The 19th Hassan-i-Sabbah Candidate.
False Berserker
The Serial-Killer, Jack the Ripper
The Lionheart, Richard I. Ayaka's Servant. Due to the nature of the War, there is no Saber-class Servant, but Ayaka Sajyou summons a Saber separate from the system who claims his purpose is to return the false war to the path of a real Holy Grail War.
True Archer
The Distorted Hero, Alcides
True Rider
The Queen of Amazons, Hippolyta
True Assassin
True Caster
The Trickster, François Prelati
True Berserker
A unique Servant, that is supposed to guide Sigma into becoming True Lancer.

Secondary Characters

Hansa Cervantes
A priest and a member of the church.
Lord El-Melloi II
Lord El-Melloi II is highly regarded in the Clock tower and he is the professor of Flat. He once participated in the Fourth Holy Grail War.

Minor Characters

Caubac Alcatraz
Cashura (カーシュラ?)
He is a magus working for the US government. He originally intended to summon King Arthur.
Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg
Mr. and Mrs. Kuruoka
The parents of Tubaki Kuruoka.
Master of Archer
The original master of Archer.
Synthetic beast creator
The creator of the chimera wolf.




  • Original novel
  • old logo

It was originally placed on Narita's homepage under the title of "Fake/states night", presented as a prologue and introduction for a role playing style game as an April Fool's joke. The text was taken down after April Fool's, but was later rereleased in the form of a novel included as an extra with the magazine TYPE-MOON Ace 2, with illustrations by Shidzuki Morii and an afterword by the author.

It was announced that both a novel and manga series would be published, and a brief trailer was made.



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