Fate/Zero – 13

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Fate/Zero – 13

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Fate/Zero - 13Ryuunosuke and Caster arrive at their former hideout to discover it has been destroyed. Ryuunosuke weeps for the lost “art” of theirs, so Caster comforts him. The two end up talking about God and Ryuunosuke’s beliefs in what God is, including the fact that if God didn’t get enjoyment out of bloody slaughter, he wouldn’t make intestines the way they are. Caster sees Ryuunosuke’s beliefs that both praise and blaspheme are things God delights in, and is touched by Ryuunosuke’s faith in this day and age. As such, Caster decides to do even more than before and takes Ryuunosuke to the river to start casting a new spell.

Fate/Zero - 13Meanwhile, Waver has a dream of Rider during his life and then takes him into the city for shopping. Rider buys a game and is amused that Waver would be reading a book on Rider’s life as Alexander the Great when he’s standing right there. The two talk as they walk home, where Waver reveals his feelings of inadequacy as a Master. Rider tells Waver they are much alike in that they may be just dots on a map, but they have big dreams and work hard to achieve them. Rider speaks of his unfulfilled dream to see Okeanos, something Waver dreamed of. As such, Rider is happy to be Waver’s Servant.

Fate/Zero - 13Rider’s plans to get Waver to play a video game are thwarted when they sense Caster’s actions in the river. Saber and Iri also sense this and arrive at the riverbank moments before Rider and Waver do.  Rider proposes a truce in order to remove Caster, which Saber agrees to. Lancer arrives, at Rider’s request, as Caster has summoned a massive monster, which then envelops him.  As such, they have to get to Caster and his Nobel Phantasm before the monster can sustain itself by getting to the shore and starting to eat. Plans made, Rider launches in his chariot while Saber races across the water to attack and give Lancer a shot.

Thoughts/Review:

This episode was surprisingly chatty.  Ryuunosuke’s and Caster’s sick and twisted philosophy continues to show why Ryuunosuke was able to summon Caster. Their sick, mutual admiration society stuff was just freaky.

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On the other side is Rider and Waver. I’ve always known that Rider respected Waver despite his shortcomings, and now I have a better understanding of why. They really are very similar in many ways in goals, ambitions, and the effort put in to see their dreams come to fruition.

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I have to say that I got a good laugh out of Rider buying that video game, complete with console. *lol* The only thing that would have made that sweeter is if somehow, the game had been Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. ^_~  Too bad Rider didn’t get to talk Waver into playing before Caster’s actions started.

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So, Lancer, Rider, and Saber are there to battle Caster. Is Archer lurking around, or is he just sitting tight?  I don’t expect Berserker to appear either since Kariya is in such poor health and needs to lay low until there’s only one other Servant left.

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In the end, not what I expected, but an OK episode I guess. I’m looking forward to seeing Caster getting taken down.

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6 Responses to “Fate/Zero – 13”

  1. evgenidb says:

    Personally, I laughed when Ryuunosuke was crying and called the deed of destroying his “art” inhuman. Anyway, his chat with Caster was a little bit twisted and freaky and somewhat ridiculous.

    And the half-season ended with a nasty cliff-hanger. Western influence all over the place, man.

  2. Farray says:

    Aand… 3 months break. I really hope ufotable will keep the quality stable. After all, that’s the reason why they take the break, right?

    I expected some kind of cliffhanger, but honestly, if they really wanted to have a huge cliffhanger, they would have stopped airing after episode 11(which was almost the end of volume 2). I somehow knew after ep11 that they would end the first half directly before the final confrontation with Caster.

    Three things I want to add:

    1. Iirc, they cut out the scene where Sola wanted Lancer to take her with him to the fight. Hm, maybe they’ll add that later in a flashback or the bluray.

    2. Archer and Kariya will appear. That was clearly shown/heard in the preview. And oh boy, how I’m gonna enjoy Berserker again. He will be abso-effing-lutely awesome.

    3. According to some people, episode 11 uncut will air on January, 2nd. I wonder how long this episode will be and what scenes are still left out.

    Anyway, let us meet again in 2012(oh please, no armageddon.. jk 😉 ). I wish you all a happy new year!

  3. evgenidb says:

    Farray, sorry to disappoint you, but I seriously doubt that humanity would be destroyed in the end of 2012. Well, it still can for one reason or another but it won’t be because the Mayans “predicted” it.

    By the way, Fate/Zero would finish a long time before that, so even if the world ends, the series would be over.

  4. AstroNerdBoy says:

    And the half-season ended with a nasty cliff-hanger. Western influence all over the place, man.

    *lol* I hadn’t thought of it like that, but yeah, I think you are right.

    Aand… 3 months break. I really hope ufotable will keep the quality stable. After all, that’s the reason why they take the break, right?

    Yeppers.

    Archer and Kariya will appear. That was clearly shown/heard in the preview.

    Because of how spoilery the OP/ED can be, I tend to avoid them.

    According to some people, episode 11 uncut will air on January, 2nd. I wonder how long this episode will be and what scenes are still left out.

    I’m tempted to watch the BD versions just to see.

    I wish you all a happy new year!

    You too. ^_^

  5. evgenidb says:

    UTW released the uncut version of Faye/Zero’s 11th episode with additional 4m of footage: http://utw.me/2012/01/02/fatezero-s1-batch/

  6. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Thanks. I’ll have to snag this in a few days when I’m back home.

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