Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17 (Entering Endgame!)

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17
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Fate/Grand Order -絶対魔獣戦線バビロニア- Episode 17
Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majū Sensen Babylonia ep. 17

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis

Ritsuka, Mash, Istar, and Quetzalcoatl head offshore to deal with Tiamat. She fends them off by singing a note. As such, Ristuka uses a Command Spell to supply Ishtar with the energy needed to fire off her Nobel Phantasm. Initially, it appears to work as Dr. Romani sees no energy from Tiamat. However, the energy levels return and the giant, true form of Tiamat rises from the sea.

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17

Quetzalcoatl advises them to retreat to Uruk, which is now down to 500 people. She states that at their current power level, they cannot even scratch Tiamat. Ritsuka and company are joined by Jaguar Man for a meeting with Gilgamesh. He is unhappy with Romani for not having a solution. Since they need everyone dead to defeat Tiamat, Ritsuka has an idea that Gilgamesh has already reach.

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17

Ereshkigal makes an announcement, so Gilgamesh summons a portal so they can communicate with her. She agrees to move the entrance to the underworld to Uruk so that Tiamat can be sent there. She needs three days and Tiamat arrives in two. Gilgamesh wants Ishtar to use her the Bull of Heaven, Gugalanna, to delay Tiamat. Ishtar is eventually forced to admit that she’s lost her Divine Beast.

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17

After punishing Ishtar, Gilgamesh calls for a break in the War Council, vowing they won’t give up.

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17

Thoughts/Review

I have to say that Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17 was a rather enjoyable episode. And despite the dire consequences, we even get a moment to pause and have a laugh.

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17

Tiamat

The humanoid-sized Tiamat always looked a bit too cute and such to be a visually credible threat. She never looked that cute in the game. 😅

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17

That aside, at least our band of heroes didn’t take her lightly. I was happy to see Ishtar finally use her Nobel Phantasm on Tiamat, though in the end, it did no good.

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17

So now we have the giant Tiamat. And we now have a disconnect in the story. We are told that Tiamat is so powerful, she could nuke Uruk from her current location. And yet  because “plot”, she’s not going to slaughter all of Uruk now. No, she’s going to take two days to travel to Uruk.

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Let me wrap up my review of Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17 with some final thoughts.

  • I’m glad that Jaguar Man returned in this episode. Unfortunately, we didn’t get an explanation for her being missing before.
  • The CGI graphics for Tiamat’s true form seemed out of place.
  • I never read the story in the FGO game, so I don’t know what happened with Gugalanna. I know there was an event for this beast, but again, I didn’t read the story there. Still, it was funny that Ishtar was made to hold a stone tablet with text denoting her worthlessness as punishment for losing the Divine Beast.
  • I also got a chuckle out of Ishtar keeping her back to Ereshkigal during the group’s chat with her.

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17

In the end, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17 was a rather enjoyable episode.

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17

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4 Responses to “Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia 17 (Entering Endgame!)”

  1. fg7dragon says:

    Gugalanna was summoned away by another Ishtar from a different timeline. The “Fate/strange fake” timeline, to be precise. She wanted to use it to punish the Gilgamesh and Enkidu summoned for a Grail War there. Nothing new there, right?

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I’ve heard of Fate/strange fake, but otherwise, I know nothing of it. So was this mentioned in the game or something?

      • exof954 says:

        Nah, it’s never directly brought up as far as I remember. It only gets mentioned from the Strange Fake side, that True Ishtar basically says “Babylonia’s a Singularity, it’ll die off so who cares?” And nicks Gulganna from herself.

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