He didn't want that to happen again so made sure it didn't. Start your free trial to watch Fate/Zero and other popular TV shows and movies including new releases, classics, Hulu Originals, and more. Just... fuck you. To think that even after the episode ended, it's still finding ways to piss me off! But, of course, I couldn't possibly talk about this episode without speaking at length about the man of the hour: Kiritsugu "What the fuck is honor" Emiya. And just to rub some salt in the fucking wounds, Kiritsugu had Maiya kill off Archibald and Sola-Ui, anyway. Her life is saved by Avenger, and she acts as his Master during Fate/hollow ataraxia. Do they still think Kiritsugu is a Master, or are they leaning towards hired help? So I'm done. Saber’s decision to risk taking a blow from Lancer’s red lance shows that Saber is not one to avoid rashness. But no. It was kind of funny when Kiritsugu was scanning over the rooftops with his thermal scope, passed over Archibald, hesitated like he wasn't sure if that was really a person, then jumped back over to him. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, And Now: DID YOU SAY SEIYUU, DAY 4: LANCER, AKA DIARMUID OF THE LOVE SPOT, Press J to jump to the feed. Truly, these two could not have asked for a more honorable foe. Just a side note - if you like that kind of fight, you might enjoy Rurouni Kenshin :-) Every fight there is full of the combatants thinking about their strategy and analyzing the moves of the enemy. He was a French nobleman, a Baron, who became a hero during the Hundred Years War, fighting alongside Jeanne d'Arc. Things are getting chaotic! People may not like his methods, but they cannot deny that his methods are thorough, efficient, and effective. Saber at full potential, Lancer missing his short golden lance. Like the relief they felt when they could fight as knights now that they knew each others names. She is very proud and prideful of her position as king, and of her abilities. As soon as Kiritsugu revealed his contract to not harm Kayneth in exchange for his sacrifice of Diarmuid, I totally called Maiya being the one to take him instead. I think it comes with the setup manual. We had three battles playing out simultaneously this episode: Kiritsugu vs Kayneth, Saber and Lancer vs Caster, and Irisviel and Maiya vs Kirei. No one but Iskandar would be stupid cool enough to land between Saber and Lancer, immediately revealing their identity after hitting the ground. She ask for his true identity, and Berserker removes his mask to reveal Sir Lancelot, one of Saber's most trusted knights, gravely shocking her. Finally, the most obvious connection in this regard would be his actions basically going against everything Saber wanted to do. That being said, it's probably best to be prepared in case there is some kind of trap laid here, and he doesn't want to give away that Iri isn't alone in this fight. All the characters look great. (But seriously, though, I still love you and everyone invovled in this rewatch this very much. I love it so much. its one of their class traits. It is a unique ability granted by the Grail that summoned the Heroic Spirits, so it cannot be used by those without a contract. I mean, I thought he was gonna make Saber kill them but Maiya makes more sense. It’s all on Hulu. The true nature of humanity has not advanced a step beyond the Stone Age.". The exhausted girl rested her head to his chest, nuzzling him. It's why VN spoilers, I'm trying to recall it now, but F/SN Fate, While it was well written as a self contained conflict, can't help but feel it had consistency issues as a prequel VN spoiler. Gotta go full fuckface. If his strength is split up between so many other Assassins it's possible that they may be weak enough individually for a human to confront them. There are more hype, meaningful and also strategical fights out there, but this one still stands out to me in a special way. And then, on fucking top of all of fucking that, now it seems that Irisviel is inching her way to death's doorstep because "Kiritsugu is leaving". Therein lies the true tragedy of this episode - Kayneth certainly may have deserved the fate that befell him...but Diarmuid most certainly did not. Still a good voice actor. Because fuck geases, fuck mages, and fuck honor. I'm gonna say it right now because I know exactly what I'm thinking: I hope this dead-eyed fuck drops dead. She certainly struck a chord there o_o, The first time I saw this episode, I was wide eyed as everything was transpiring. A full out battle royale would be absolutely amazing. At the same time, a … Watch Fate/Zero Episode 8 Online at Anime-Planet. And bringing this to full focus is the enigma of a man known as Emiya Kiritsugu. Poor Waver is stuck with a Servant that’s never satisfied with mediocrity. Nor would they get along well, considering what Iskandar seems to expect from his Master, taking him along for the ride. Even the taking of life, as a human act, must have laws and ideals. Such is Kiritsugu's path in this Holy Grail War - by killing the other six Masters and their Servants, he can save everyone in the world with his wish for the Holy Grail. At this point, I'd be happy if literally anyone besides you won the Holy Grail War. Year : Season 2. 21 Apr. Thanks for the little write-up on Saber's and Lancer's duel! I hate to see these two fight, but at the same time that's what makes their rivalry so great. There is nothing noble about the act of killing, to him it only serves one purpose - to prevent further bloodshed. Oh man, I think this is still one of my favorite anime fights ever. What a joke. Happy to hear that this is already one of your favourite fights! The techniques and battle styles of the heroes also give them more character. Battle rages throughout Einzbern Castle: Kayneth's magical mercury sphere versus Kiritsugu's formidable gun arsenal, Saber and Lancer join forces against Caster in the forest, and Irisviel detects a new enemy as she and Maiya make their escape. Was it necessary? No one but Iskandar would be stupid cool enough to land between Saber and Lancer, immediately revealing their identity after hitting the ground. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, http://myanimelist.net/animelist/nickknight8, http://myanimelist.net/animelist/8mmspikes. Yuki Kajiura, the composer for Fate/Zero is amazing and even makes a race between snails amazing. Taking place 10 years before Fate/stay night, in 1994, it focuses on the Fourth Holy Grail War. It has the ability to nullify mana, Gae Buidhe - the short yellow spear of Diarmuid, one of his Noble Phantasms. Lancer and Saber's fight gets a pretty good reaction out of Kiritsugu. It is utilitarianism taken to the extreme: by sacrificing the few, the majority will be saved. Saber manages to destroy Berserker's gun, but is startled to find he knows the exact length of her sword. Fuck Kiritsugu, fuck this episode, and fuck that one guy that went into a laughing fit because they knew, they fucking knew, I was going to lose my mind over this episode! While the first two ended in favor of the Einzbern faction, that last most definitely did not, almost resulting in the death of both Irisviel and Maiya. Let’s see what his next move is next episode. Spotless animation. I should not be debating whether or not the absolute destruction of a jerkass was justified, but here I am, doing it, anyway! Casteris the Caster-class Servant of Ryuunosuke Uryuu during the Fourth Holy Grail War. Kiritsugu and Maiya are lurking in the shadows, waiting for an opportunity to strike. Fate Zero vs Fate Stay Night. He'll continue fighting this way because it seems to be all that he knows. Why? The combat is generally pretty interesting. Otherwise, every war would bring Hell to this world!". I'm gonna be "that one guy" and say this entire angry rant had me grinning from ear to ear. Rate. Gae Dearg - the long red spear of Diarmuid, one of his Noble Phantasms. The fight is able to captivate me no matter how many times I watch it. First warrior of the Knights of Fianna. I personally believe that Saber has a bit of hubris in her character. I wonder if there's a reason that 5th war identity spoiler. He is one of the Servants of Ritsuka Fujimaru of the Grand Orders conflicts of Fate/Grand Order. What's more, Kiritsugu doesn't seem to understand that his ass has been saved at least a couple times because of Saber's chivalrous nature. The fun style of Iskandar would probably be cramped if Archibald was his Master as was originally planned. the designs look great, and the fight scenes in this show are spectacular with Saber vs Lancer, Archer vs Berserker, and Kiritsugu vs Kayneth being standouts when not getting into spoilers. First time around, when Lancer could have skewered him for nearly murdering Archibald, he resisted. This post gave me life. Kayneth you bastard! That's one of those things about anime and works of fiction in general -- MCs make these sort of deals or whatever and then abide by them, but we as the audience are always like "duh, you can get around the literal wording of the contract and just have someone else kill him", and it's all silly and fun and games and "just fiction lol". Having seen Kiritsugu and his methods, it seems that now she's calling into question just what the fuck he's doing, and he couldn't even give her the courtesy of a fucking memo. Is this your first Urobuchi show? Oh, he understands. Any woman who gazes upon the spot instantly falls in love with him. Hey, fancy seeing you here. Join the online community, create your anime and manga list, read reviews, explore the forums, follow news, and so much more! Our Heroic Spirit here thinks the battlefield is something better than Hell. One thing that stands out about Assassin is that Kiritsugu mentioned that he and Maiya aren't strong enough to deal with it themselves. So hang on, I looked at those stat cards, and why is Saber's F/SN prologue spoilers Or maybe it is linked to Kiritsugu's own ? I remember this episode during my first watching and how much it shook me. Would they have trusted each other if not for Saber and her ideals? Not much more you can ask for really. Chaos Raiden. Fate/Zero is a tragedy. While Kiritsugu's actions did also save Saber at points, his outright refusal to believe that honor and chivalry have a place on the battlefield other than getting innocent people killed is a downright farce. One thing that bothers me is that Assassin isn't in spirit form. JUST LET THE MAN HAVE HIS HONOR! ufotable really has done an awesome job animating Fate/Zero. I'm amazed he chose his fiancee over the Holy Grail, even after she forcibly had him transfer the command seals. One thing that bothers me is that Assassin isn't in spirit form. I'll give him one thing: He's a smart man. As shown in episode 2, she felt a bit insulted at Irisviel’s and Kiritusugu’s suprise by her gender. When they were still in the hotel, you could see it in the beginning with how cowed Kayneth acted when Sola Ui was berating him in front of Lancer. When your servant reveals his identity and class in the Holy Fucking Grail War, Overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer, The strength of the Noble Phantasm one owns. In Kirei’s eyes, neither the sparkling collision of blades nor the leaping bursts of prana seemed as bright as they were just moments ago. I guess he's more committed to her than I initially gave him credit for. What's more, Kiritsugu doesn't seem to understand that his ass has been saved at least a couple times because of Saber's chilvalrous nature. The phonographs that Kirei and Tokiomi talked through utilize the jewel magecraft of the Tohsakas - there are paired jewels beneath the apparatuses that transmit the vibrations of the air inside their horns to each other. And of course one can not overlook the gorgeous ufotable animation and visuals. It has nothing but unspeakable despair. For her part, Saber finally was afforded the opportunity to duel honorably with Lancer to her heart's content, and took fully advantage of the chance, even going so far as to refuse the use of her left arm...until Kiritsugu trampled all over their chivalry with his forcing of Kayneth's hand to sacrifice his own Servant. The very fucking least he could have done was let Archibald and his fiance live. Saber took off her armour not only for the speed bonus, but also so she could use the extra prana (magical energy) for greater offence, as part of her Prana Burst skill: A Prana Burst was the accumulation of prana in her weapon and her entire body, and the momentary injection of an arbitrary vector, for an exceptional boost of her abilities. Meanwhile, Saber's argument of performing evil out of hatred for evil will only cause more evil is also true. The Line edition of the Knights of Fianna is able to captivate me no matter much. 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