Yes! Waver is alive! This is a happier ending than I had dared to hope for! And Rider got to go out with a bang, even. What more could I possibly ask for?
Even Gilgamesh admires Rider. That’s just how awesome Rider is.
The only problem is, now that Rider’s gone and Waver looks like he’s going to live, what’s left? (if Waver got killed off at this point I’d be so pissed, but I doubt it) Honestly, I couldn’t care less what happens to anyone who’s left aside from Matou, and I’m 99.9% certain he’s going to die a miserable death. Oh well, I’ve stuck with it this far, I’m not going to give up now.
Gilgamesh is a Crappy King but Slightly Redeems Himself
At least he has the decency to respect Rider and Waver. Although come to think of it, that might just be enough to make me like him more than Saber.
Gilgamesh is supposed to be the king of heroes. But you know what? Gilgamesh sucks. What has he actually done in this show?
Nothing but chat and drink. You know who did do something cool?
Engineers. That’s right. How do you think Gilgamesh got all his treasures? By oppressing the proletariat and hoarding everything they made in his treasure house!
And we should give these engineers some well-deserved credit. They invented a UFO at the dawn of history.
But Gilgamesh did nothing, aside from being born into wealth, oppressing his people and stealing their treasures, at least as far as I can tell. During the entire battle with Rider, he doesn’t even take a step. His storehouse does the fighting for him.
To make a modern day analogy, he’s like the wild, chest beating “warriors” in the American congress who courageously fight wars and defend America by sending robots to randomly drop bombs on people living in caves on the other side of the world.
So sorry, Gilgamesh, you might be a king, but a king of heroes? Don’t make me laugh.
I was going to say something deep and thoughtful, but just look at his face. This is hilarious.
From the comments by Saber and the random flashbacks, I am guessing that the novels include some long and complicated story of Lancelot which the TV show elected to omit. I’ll confess to being a bit curious to how they did this, since making Saber female appears to eliminate the sole interesting characteristic of Lancelot: the conflict between his love for Arthur and his love for Arthur’s wife. If Arthur’s a girl (and I’m pretty sure she’s not a lesbian) then Lancelot’s love for Guinevere presents no conflict. In fact, it’s convenient, as Lancelot gets Guinevere and Arthur gets an heir which is actually descended from her best friend, since she’s not going to be able to father one with Guinevere herself.