Mash Kyrielight (also known by her Servant class Shielder) is a main character of the mobile video game Fate/Grand Order, and its anime adaptations by multiple studios.
Mash made her anime debut in 2017 through the Lay-duce anime adaptation of the First Order chapter. In China's Bilibili Moe 2017, she, along with fellow main character Dr. Roman, were subjects of a massive campaign led by the F/GO players, with them being the central figures of the group dubbed the "Moon Faction" in the so-called "Type-Moon vs. Earth War". The campaign was overwhelmingly successful, with both of them being crowned as champions, and their victory precipitated the Fate franchise's dominance of the next Bilibili Moe tournament.
However, Mash is essentially non-existent in ISML and r/anime's Best Girl Contest, having been overshadowed by other more popular Grand Order characters who got their own anime adaptations (and in the case of r/anime, she's cut off by the 5 characters-per-franchise limit due to being part of the Fate universe.).
Bilibili Moe 2017 - "Type-Moon vs. Earth War"Edit
Shielder vs. DragonEdit
The "war" was started through the events of a highly controversial Round of 32 match between Mash and Dragon Maid representative Kanna Kamui. The young dragon was leading by a comfortable margin at first, but then a Dragon Maid fan started to mock and provoke the F/GO userbase, citing a lack of support to their characters, among other things. This greatly angered the Grand Order playerbase, with them exchanging various insults / threats / other bad messages throughout several social media platforms.
In response to this provocation, F/GO fans organized a plan to coordinate giving mass true-love ticketsNote 1 to Mash, knowing that Kanna fans will try to save their tickets for later rounds. The strategy worked, and by the end of the matchday the Shielder has overtaken the electric dragon's votes by 20,000, with the true-love ticket count having an even more disproportionate difference. The final score was 113,916 - 93,041 (TL Votes: 13,368 - 2011).
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Note 1 A true-love ticket is worth 2 votes. It can only be used once, and using it prohibits you from voting other contestants on that day.
Round of 128 - Group C2
|Mash Kyrielight (Shielder)||Fate (F/GO)||67,867||1100|
|Japanese destroyer Fubuki||Kantai Collection||14,831||57|
|Japanese destroyer Akatsuki||Kantai Collection||12,272||25|
|Kiriha Kisaki||Strike the Blood||8066||10|
- Win vs Kanna Kamui, 113,916 - 93,041 (TLV: 13,368 - 2011)
- Win vs Darkness, 151,371 - 50,768 (TLV: 6226 - 225)
- Win vs Asuna Yuuki, 169,489 - 141,698 (TLV: 22,626 - 11,296)
- Win vs Megumi Katou, 211,740 - 173,764 (TLV: 12,269 - 25,282)
- Win vs Sagiri Izumi, 258,966 - 200,932 (TLV: 27,612 - 16,733)
- Fate/Grand Order Fandom wiki page
- MyAnimeList character profile
- Moegirl link (Chinese)
- Article about the sudden influx of F/GO players in August 17 (Moegirl, Chinese)