Fate/Zero Episode 15 – Women Can Be GAR Too
Once again; a lot of action, not much dialogue amongst the characters, and some things that didn’t quite make sense in this weeks episode. But still, it’s Fate/Zero and it was still really good. At least now both Caster (may his insane soul rest in peace… or wherever he goes back to when he dies) and Ryunosuke have been officially dealt with and now the rest of the servants can finally get back to the real War without having to worry about giant octopi that eat planes and stuff.
There’s one thing that I kind of forgot about for a while that I think is worth mentioning. For the longest time the fact that this show takes place in our reality kind of slipped my mind. Well, it takes place in a semi-reality; we don’t really have mages colleges and the like. And if mages are an open commonplace thing, I would think that seeing the way that this world really worked with the use of magic would be interesting to see. But still, all this stuff that’s going on has got to be pretty shocking, and I doubt that all these people, no matter how used to magic they are, probably don’t really know much about the Holy Grail War. And for that matter considering that the Magus college that Waver was attending is a real institute open to the public, exactly how much to the normal residents of this world know about magic and the way it works?
Other than Caster’s death one of the other big things that happened this episode was Kariya’s supposed “death” by the hands of Tokiomi. First of all, he was fucking set ablaze and was burning alive for at least thirty seconds before throwing himself off of a god-damn two story rooftop. The possibility that he wouldn’t have really died is probably less than zero, and the likelihood of him having such minor burns are even less than less than zero. I guess his weird magically sick body protected him from that, but an explanation for that really needs to be offered. It was kind of surprising that Kirei didn’t kill him and from what I assume, tried to heal him instead. Perhaps all of his conversations with Archer are paying off and changing him from the stoic Wolverine fan that he is into a much more important character in the show. I think that going against order that were probably given to him by the Church or Tokiomi is a good way to start becoming your own man.
And finally we have Saber’s big epic ray-gun laser-beam Noble Phantasm. By the way, what the hell does “Anti Fortress” mean? It’s used to destroy castles or something? Anyway, her not even telling everyone else about it once again asserts her almost selfish pride that Rider and Archer look down upon so much. It’s not as if her having pride is necessarily a bad thing, but she was willing to put everyone else at risk and attempt to solve the problem another way. That’s like digging a ditch using a hoe because you don’t want to ask your next-door neighbor to borrow his shovel. Just like Rider stated earlier, she was willing to shoulder everything herself and not receive assistance from anyone until it was forced upon her. And Lancer continues to be a badass in this episode. It probably sucks giving up half of your weaponry in a war like this, but he was willing to do it if it could help Caster be stopped. In my opinion he’s really much more worthy of the title of “King” than Saber. It’s kind of a shame that there really is no chance of him actually winning the war.
With all that solved, it’s finally time to get things moving in the real battle stages of the war. Two Servants have been eliminated, and now there rest are ready to duke it out. But more than anything I’m looking forward to Archer and Kirei teaming up, because I just know that it’s going to happen. Everyone knows that it’s always cool to see the underling of an organization usurp his leader, even more so when he usurps him by stealing his super-powerful legendary magical Servant from another dimension. Kirei and Archer need to get together ASAP. No homo.