A motorcycle races a chariot. Only in Fate / Zero… Why isn’t Rider the one with the Riding skill again?
We’re upping the corniness here on Rider’s title, King of Conquerors. He doesn’t conquer land, but souls. Good to know. Too bad he hasn’t conquered anyone yet but Waver.
The efforts Saber goes to to extend the misunderstanding regarding Irisviel defy belief. Why doesn’t she just ask Rider and Waver where Irisviel is so they can all team up and look for her? I’m sure they’d be happy to help if they knew what happened.
Even more confusingly, why does Saber just run away after she’s blasted Rider’s chariot away? What happened to searching for Irisviel, again?
Maggots of a Feather
I’d be interested in seeing if Zouken could entertain Gilgamesh. Somehow I doubt it.
But they do seem to share much in common.
This may have been my favorite scene of the series so far. I wouldn’t call Kirei’s script amateurish as Gilgamesh does by any means. Just by placing a corpse and sending out invitations, he managed to get Matou blamed for Tohsaka’s death and got him to kill the woman he loves. I had to really pity Matou here. He didn’t even get to kill Tohsaka, but still received all the negative consequences.
When Tohsaka’s wife accused Matou of not understanding anything and never loving anyone, I was really pissed. She’s the one who doesn’t understand anything, and to make it worse, she was the one he loved. To top it all off, she accuses him of taking Sakura away! He is going to die in a couple days because he’s been trying to protect Sakura from Zouken and Tohsaka’s deal! Give him a break!
Just as my rage begins to explode, the screen blanks out. “What’s happening?” I thought in the back of my mind as my anger continued to brew. “I hope she gets what’s coming to her.”
“Wait, he was strangling her?! Oh my goodness!” The way the show manipulated my emotions made me feel as if I, who shared Kariya’s spur of the moment rage, might have done the same thing. I shared Kariya’s guilt for her death.
So congratulations, Fate / Zero. You made me feel empathy for a murderer while he was in the midst of strangling someone (although after I realized what he was doing, I was of course horrified). I’m not sure if this confirms whether I’m a loving person or a sociopath.