Some of the best moments in anime are epic, unforgettable changes which will leave nothing the same ever again. Others are what seem like small details: minor, perhaps insignificant, but together they make up the crux of the story. Today’s moment is one of these times from Fate / Zero. It’s insignificant in the grand scheme of things, perhaps, but still unforgettable.
Rider and Waver are sitting and watching TV at home, while Rider gathers data for his plan to conquer the world. Bill Clinton’s face appears on TV, and Rider says that Clinton “might prove to be a more formidable opponent than even Darius III.”
Compared to all of the exciting action sequences in Fate / Zero, this moment may seem like an odd choice. But it was devastatingly effective. From this one line, I began laughing uproariously, was led to realize Rider’s disconnect from the modern world, and my imagination began to explode with visions of what this battle would look like. Does anyone have any links to some fan fiction?
(Also, for those who don’t get the title: have fun.)