Gabriella Ekens writes: "Sick of scouring wikis and disparate fan materials for the stories behind the myths featured in Type-Moon's hit Fate franchise? Well, I've got you covered with an exhaustive guide on the heroic (and not-so-heroic) spirits summoned to be servants in a war between wizards, starting with the original Fate story: Fate/stay night.
This article presumes familiarity with both Fate/stay night and Fate/Zero, so that's your one and only SPOILER WARNING. They're both solid entertainment for general audiences, so you can check them out first or even read along while watching. There's also some overlap between the servants in Fate/stay night and its prequel, Fate/Zero. I'll only be covering F/SN's “main seven” here, while the extra two will have entries in the following Fate/Zero article. In other words, all mongrel fans of the "blond-haired man" will have to hold out for next time. (I'm sure he would appreciate the buildup.)"