Illyasviel von Einzbern is a major character debuting in Type-Moon's 2004 visual novel Fate/stay night. Appearing as a child, Illya is a homunculus and a participant in the story's "Fifth Holy Grail War". Her Servant is Berserker, a giant hulking warrior whose signature ability is having multiple lives. Outside of the visual novel, Illya serves as the title character in the lighter, cuter, and raunchier magical girl spin-off series named Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya.

Illya is a fairly strong middle-tier character in the saimoe contests owing to her status as the original loli character in the massively popular Fate franchise. She is a regular contestant in International Saimoe League, peaking in the ISML 2016 contest where she placed second overall. The magus has seen support in r/anime's Best Girl as well, regularly reaching the fourth round in all of its editions (except the first). However, she is overshadowed by her mother who is more successful in the contest.

In the Bilibili Moe 2015 contest, Illya was separated into two entrants: her F/SN version and the Prisma Illya incarnation, because the organizers deemed their personalities to be very different from each other enough to warrant the split. Only the original version advanced past the group stage. Prisma Illya appeared again in 2016 but was eliminated in the round of 72, while the original Einzbern returned in 2018, advancing as far as the quarter-finals where she lost to Nero from Fate/Extra.

Since Fate/stay night is a visual novel (which technically counts as video game material), Illya is eligible in 4chan's Queen of /v/ contest, and has made one such appearance in the 2020 edition where she lost in the first round.

Match History[edit | edit source]

Anime Saimoe Tournament[edit | edit source]

2006[edit | edit source]

2010[edit | edit source]

2012[edit | edit source]

2014[edit | edit source]

Korea Best Moe Tournament[edit | edit source]

2010[edit | edit source]

2012[edit | edit source]

ISML Results[edit | edit source]

Overall Record[edit | edit source]

ISML Main Tournament Record
Regular season, playoffs, and consolation matches only.
Preliminaries, gem rounds, and wildcard rounds are NOT included.
Edition Eliminated in Final pos. W L RS Record
ISML 2009 Regular season 29th 37 26 37-26-0
ISML 2010 Regular season 26th 25 24 25-24-0
ISML 2011 Eliminated in Preliminaries
ISML 2012 Stella Playoffs Ste. 15th 20 16 20-15-0
ISML 2013 Regular season Ste. 26th 9 26 9-26-0
ISML 2014 Regular season Ste. 27th 11 24 11-24-0
ISML 2015 Stella Playoffs Ste. 11th ? ? ?
ISML 2016 Runner-up 2nd 13 2 8-1
ISML 2017 Quarter-finals 9th ? ? ?
ISML 2018 Round of 16 17th ? ? ?
ISML 2019 Emerald Wildcards ? ? ? ?
ISML 2020 Split 2 Wildcards 38th 7 13 7-13
Total W-L Record: Total RS Record:

2009[edit | edit source]

  • Regular season icon.png 29th (37-0-0-26)

2010[edit | edit source]

  • Regular season icon.png 26th (25-0-24)

2012[edit | edit source]

  • Regular season icon.png Stella 15th (20-0-15)
  • Postseason Phase 1 Stella Division
    • Top 16 icon.png Shana > Illyasviel von Einzbern (5404-3108)

2013[edit | edit source]

  • Regular season icon.png Stella 26th (9-0-26)

2014[edit | edit source]

  • Regular season icon.png Stella 27th (11-0-24)

Jewel Box[edit | edit source]

Other Smaller Tournaments[edit | edit source]

SenpuuSociety European Saimoe[edit | edit source]

2012[edit | edit source]

2014[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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