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The Moon (月, Tsuki?) is a central motif in a number of TYPE-MOON works. It is most prevalent in the works involving Vampires, such as Tsukihime and Melty Blood. It is not a planet, but it is still a celestial body that had an Ultimate One known as Type Moon.

OriginEdit

According to radiometric dating, the moon formed approximately 4.5 billion years before the Age of Man. It previously was home to a lunar civilization led by Crimson Moon, but it fell into ruin. He eventually decided to abandon the moon and turned to Earth make into his new kingdom. During his battle with Zelretch, Crimson Moon created a mirror image of the Moon and dropped it towards the planet. The event, known as the Moon Fall (月落とし, Tsuki Otoshi?), was stopped by Zelretch's magic. The event is known in the current era, as mentioned by Rin Tohsaka.[1]

Effects on VampiresEdit

When Crimson Moon answered the call of Gaia over four thousand years ago in order to protect the planet against human corruption, he created vampiric creatures in order to fulfill the pact: the True Ancestors. The True Ancestors were made in his image and were created as a natural protective system for the Earth.

Since True Ancestors are related to the moon in this way, the cycle of the moon over the Earth affects their power. They are at their peak during the full moon and are weakest during the new moon. The same applies to their fallen kin (Demon Lords) and servants (Dead Apostles).

A prime example example of this is when Roa, who already has supreme regeneration powers thanks to his possessing the body of SHIKI Tohno, is able to regenerate himself from grievousous wounds dealt to him thanks to the full moon. He states that if the moon were waning even the slightest bit, such extensive regeneration would have been impossible.

It is unknown if those who became vampires using magecraft, like Nrvnqsr Chaos, are affected by the lunar cycles.

Moon CellEdit

Main article: Moon Cell

Within the world of Fate/EX, it also holds the Moon Cell Automaton (ムーンセル・オートマトン, Mūnseru Ōtomaton?), a large computer-like construct created by an unknown civilization one hundred million years before the existence of the Earth or the Moon.

Tsuki no SangoEdit

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The Moon in Tsuki no Sango.

The Moon is the main focus of Tsuki no Sango, a world where the events of Tsukihime did not occur. It is about a time when the humans reached a crisis and the moon was a world of death for humanity, but humans still tried an immigration plan to deal with humanity's overpopulation crisis, The Lunar Immigration Plan. Since then, the moon became a new frontier, and its immigrants created a city, a nation upon the lunar surface.

But then a great disaster struck: humanity lost its "heart's fire". The desire for growing, expanding or excitement for invention. With this, the Moon's humans decided to abandon the Earth's humans. After 50 years of that tragedy, the Earth and Moon sealed their doors to each other, becoming entirely independent of each other.

Apparently, some decades later the light of the Moon disappeared and at the same time, humanity’s population on Earth also dramatically declined. The motive was simple: no one felt like propagating the species anymore. After these fifty years, humanity was to be extinct, if not for a group that still "keep trying".

Most of the Moon is covered by a sheet of ice. It's a blue ceiling that apparently protects the seven lunar cities on surface.

The Seven Lunar CitiesEdit

They are the cities were built on the Moon's surface. Covering the part that could be seen from Earth. The living beings of the cities are apparently dead. Actually, the seven cities were a huge grave.

  • First Lunar City:
  • Second Lunar City:
  • Third Lunar City:
  • Fourth Lunar City:
  • Fifth Lunar City: Matori, has a nuclear core that provides hydrogen to the seven cities.
  • Sixth Lunar City:
  • Seventh Lunar City:

The Other Side of the MoonEdit

On the other side, the one that could not be seen from the Earth, has a gray forest. Trees made of limestone, a layer of ice covering the sky and within the center, a nuclear reactor providing the necessary molecules for hydrogen, carbon, oxygen and nitrogen.

Being the core of reactor, was the "Girl of the Moon". Her hands and feet were fused into the ground, her arms and legs discolored black; looking like a pillar extending from the ground wearing a dress. According to records, she was a silicon based body with the function to manage the planet with more efficiency, as it represents the Moon's soul, or more correctly, brain. While this "machine" was connected with the core and the moon, she was virtually immortal (cause she was operating on a different time scale from humans).

However, even if "it" was a representation of "life", if she abandon her position as machine, the Moon would return to its natural form. In the end, she will receive only the death through the time with that choice.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Tsuki no Sango's translation by Ullrezajj & Sekii