She's been getting her ass kicked all throughout unlimited blade works when in zero she fired off that big ass sword beam and wrecked Casters shit.
Saber jobs throughout all of F/SN except the Fate route, and she even jobs a little there as well.
Her entire reason for being in UBW is so Rin can win the HGW. Otherwise, she's not allowed to do much because Shirou needs room to develop. It is his route after all. Now if you don't want more spoilers, get to reading, secondary-kun
Stat difference due to master who's far less of a magus, and higher tier servants in the fifth war.
Shirou sucks dick as a master. Kiri knew how to use her while Shirou's too busy white-knighting for her to actually be effective. He gets in her way and actively takes blows for her. She's forced instead to keep her master from impaling himself on the enemy's weapons than actually fighting.
If we're talking seriously, Nero's stats aren't that bad outside of D rank Strength.
She's mostly a solid A B student, which is more than I can say about a lot of them. Even Arthur is just a C B student under Shirou.
She gets some shit for it, and while its not top tier, it's not too bad comparatively.
He may have somewhat of a brain in UBW, but his guilt complex about being alive allowed Caster to play him like a damn fiddle. If that was any other master, Saber would have never become Caster's personal bitch.
If you're going by stats by rank
Sakura's Saber = 300
Rin's Saber = 280
Shirou's Saber = 210
Kerry's Saber = 200
Sakura's Saber is the strongest overall, stronger than she was in life by far, but some see it as more of a loss than a gain for some reason.
Loses out on Riding and leadership, but not really the biggest loss when you can energy blast without limit and are surrounded with a permanent barrier of mana fog.
What if in ten years after UBW, they go to dismantle the Great Grail, and Shirou summons Saber again, with a proper contract, and with his circuits actually open.
He is trained as a magus and can fully use his RM and projection magecraft and is basically a mini Archer.
And posses Avalon so healing.
How would the two of them do?
To be fair, is not like he had any other option at that situation. Caster was at her full power and his sisterly figure was being threatened. Rin makes too much of a deal about it, but guilt complex or not, is understandable he acted like that when his only family left could have been murdered.
Also that is also partly fault of the writing shoehorning the SoL part of the story.
> Hey Shirou, I know we're in the middle of a war but let's go to a date and leave the only person that isn't a magus and often hangs around your house completely unprotected!
She doesn't actually win all that many fights in Zero.
Her first fight against Lancer is heavily in his favor when the rest of the Servants show up.
She doesn't really do all that much against Caster in the forest until Lancer shows up.
She teams up with two other Servants to take on Cthulhu.
Her next fight with Lancer is cut short by Kerry being Kerry.
I don't recall Rider really trying to fight her when she thinks he's the one who took Iri.
She gets her ass kicked by Lancelot until Kariya runs out of mana.
Then she Excaliblasts the Grail.
Under Sakura, she's more a moving tank, rather than a swordsman in a sense.
Power through the roof, blasting ability through the roof, immovable, and regeneration out the ass. Even if she's not as fast, she becomes that sort of boss fight where if she manages to catch you, you're just dead the second it gets there. It steam-rolls you without question.
A tank may not be the fastest car on the road, but if it collides with any other car, guess which one is going to explode.
I kinda wish he would at least spam this a little bit.
Get some mana generators, then we'll talk.
If Gilgamesh, the King of Heroes and supposedly the strongest servant got wrecked by a japanese kid that supposedly was a shitty magus, you should know powerlevels don't mean shit in Fate/SN. You'll get a headache trying to get a clear picture of who's more powerful than who, because later it becomes clear anyone can beat anyone if they use the right strategy.
>I don't recall Rider really trying to fight her when she thinks he's the one who took Iri.
He didn't, She blasted his ride and he basically gave up. I don't think He can take Saber in a straight up fight anyway even with his zerg rush reality marble.
I'm meaning the entire thing is basically a proper 6th grail war, and is making people masters again, including Shirou and doing the heavy lifting.
I know that's probably not how that shit goes down, so this is just more of a what if thing.
luck is the ability to overcome fate, the mark of a hero
It just is what it is; in F/SN two servants with E rank luck were the final winners in the various routes.
People overstate it like it's some almighty thing, but in the end that's more of just a meme. If it was such a huge thing, Rider wouldn't have won in HF.
She has to be in the room for plot reasons.
The only reason Shirou survives that fight, and Archer survives being GoB, is because of Avalon. Or at least that's what I've always assumed.
Will there be a fight in UBW that will be as good as Kirei vs Kerry?
No DBZ wankery, boring flashing lights, and people flying fifty feet in the air, but a fight with actual phases and tactics.
The reason they don't fight in the day is because there are too many people around. Rin also attacked Shirou in school after everyone were gone, and that was in the day, you know.
Also they confirmed Kuzuki doesn't give a shit about what Caster does, so they should have known Caster can do pretty much anything she wants. And not like there were witnesses or anything either after she sealed them inside the boundary.
In the VN it happens too, not like the Emiya household is a public gathering place or anything. At least they could have made Archer look after her or something.
Well, Nasu really goes out of his way to make sure he's not just writing Bleach or something, where power-levels are a thing.
In something like Bleach, a strong guy could just go "haha, that power doesn't work on me, I'm too bullshit stronger for it to ever work because my power level is too high. You need to be as high as me in power level to ever get close to actually fighting me, but if you're below me in rank I can ignore literally everything you do, it cannot hurt me"
In Fate/Stay Night; anyone can beat anyone, it isn't straight power levels, even if someone is stronger the right strategy, luck, compatibility, skill, team up, or timing and he could be beaten by someone far lower on the scale.
That's honestly how this should work. Gilgamesh is the strongest for sure, this is directly noted, but that doesn't mean he can't lose just the same. Does that mean the one that beats him is the new strongest? No, it just means that was the one able to get in the right shot. However the one that beat him could easily be beaten by someone that wouldn't even be a joke to Gilgamesh in comparison.
It's not really straight Bleach power levels, where "If you beat this guy, that means you're far stronger than him. If you weren't stronger then there's no way your ability could have ever worked". The weak can overcome the strong if they have a decent compatibility in terms of abilities.
That's honestly a good system.
In the last route, there's a very high tier fight or two.
Battles between servants are never as good as battles between magus, because they can always pull shit out of their ass. Maybe saber vs. assassin, but most of the other fights are just dbz lasers and power levels.
It isn't "muh magus code." It's a Masquerade. Magi keep their activities secret from the general populous because the general populous finding out would be a Very Bad Thing™ for magi. This included Caster.
>Shirou vs. archer would be better if it wasn't full of them lecturing each other.
Fucking retarded. That's the entire point of that scene. It's basically a debate between the two, and sums up the route as a whole. The story hinges on it.
Also because the magic association would hunt them down if there were too many victims and the secret about magic would be threatened to be public. A good example would be Kerry's dad.
They can fight in the day as long as there's no witnesses, Rin said this.
Do those fights have monologuing?
One cool thing about Kirei vs Kerry is that they don't speak a single word to each other the entire fight.
No pausing to mock the opponent, no pausing to discuss power levels. It felt like two men completely determined to kill the other.
Servant battles are filled with tedious monologues.
Maybe their brand of fighting is reserved for non-Servants, who don't have the luxury to pause and brag about powers.
Even when Caster attacked them in the day, she sealed them inside the boundary and there were no other people other than Shirou, Rin and Saber, and Archer himself said it was pretty hard for him to get in. She is following the code.
What would the populous do? Send jet planes and missiles against her? Is there even a living human with magic that are comparable to her? It has been awhile since I read the VN, did the anime changed that scene much?
>The whole point of the fight is that it's a clash of ideals between Archer and Shirou.
And a retarded one, at that.
> shirou ur ideals are wrong, you copy kerry!
> yeah i kno but that's ok, now shut up
> dang it
If they take the monologuing out of Shirou vs Archer, it would be legit grounds for arguing the adaptation's ruined.
You don't get the point of that fight across, then you don't get UBW as a whole.
In Caster's case, the Magic Association would be on her ass, and could surely overwhelm her with enough Enforcers.
In the case of magi in general, if magecraft became common knowledge it would lose basically all of its Mystery, and thus its power.
Kerry was Saber's Master, distance didn't matter for him because he had a direct link to her mana. Shirou and Archer were not, so they needed to be near her.
I agree, but it sort of steals credibility. Why hype characters to be super powerful for then to be beaten why an informed "weaker" character? After the third time it loses impact. He shouldn't have brought up powerlevels in the first place if they weren't going to be that important in the first place.
Anyone with half a brain knows the whole argument was dumb from the start.
There's many things that are built upon something that already exists. Anything nowadays is hardly something super special that nobody has thought about before. There is nothing wrong with Shirou taking inspiration from Kiritsugu to build his ideals, but Archer acts like it makes them less valid because he didn't pulled them out his ass. 30 minutes of monologues saying this in 500 different ways won't make it any deeper or complex than that.
Yeah, but I guess he needed a way to add tension to the fights without having anything bad actually happen to the characters. Someone should have lost a limb or something. That would've done the trick
Too bad it almost never happens in anime, and when it does, the character usually dies soon afterwards
Archer was taking his frustrations out on Shirou due to countless years endlessly killing people as a CG. The whole thing was him throwing a tantrum because he got a raw deal. He was frantic and irrational; he even admitted his plan likely wasn't gonna work. The guy just wanted vindication for /someting/.
Seeing Shirou's determination brought him back together though.
Because they are super strong, if the battle was nothing but a straight battle with nothing strange added to it, they would win. This isn't hard to understand.
However this is a war, not a shounen battle tournament. Everyone is allowed to attack how they want, everyone has a chance to win, rather than just "Only the strongest card with the highest stats" can win.
It was never Power-levels to begin with; I'm not sure if you just thought it was supposed to be shounen fights and found it strange afterwords, but it was never that sort of thing. If you've read any Nasu story before this, you'd know he never does Bleach power levels, it was never power levels in that sense.
Gilgamesh is indeed the strongest, in a straight fight he'd win, but this is a war rather than just a battle. No one is just going to attack you in a straight way if they know you hold a stronger card, instead they'll plot around it, fight a way to beat that card without it turning into a battle, or find the right trick.
The greatest irony 90% of people never seen to realize about Nasu "Power levels" during every power level thread, is that it doesn't work like that, it's never straight power levels, nor was it "Wat, but it's supposed to work like shounen". Stats don't matter, Noble Phantasm doesn't really matter, having a higher number doesn't matter, it's all about how you apply yourself. Anyone can beat anyone with the right situation, and that's how Nasu has always written it.
Gilgamesh has won two grail wars and lost one grail war, he's not a jobber in the end. He's managed to break that record. Saber is strong, but she's stupid because she believes in her swordsmanship above all else and just rushes into situations without any guard or understand, and gets fucked up when the opponent had a skill that made it not so easy to beat them. As though she wasn't fighting the apex of humanity that all have tricks and crap that make it not that easy.
>Yeah, but I guess he needed a way to add tension to the fights without having anything bad actually happen to the characters. Someone should have lost a limb or something. That would've done the trick
It would have been very difficult for Shirou to explain to his classmates, school officials, and Taiga why he's suddenly missing an arm. That's why it never happens in anime, or at least in anime with somewhat realistic settings.
Hell, it doesn't happen that often in ANY medium where the setting doesn't easily allow for powerful healing magic or robotic replacement limbs.
Don't worry I have to perfect excuse for Shirou's missing arm.
>Gilgamesh has won two grail wars and lost one grail war, he's not a jobber in the end
Its worth noting also that in this grail war he got hit hard by surprises (Avalon, UBW, Sakura).
>King of cucks cucking others.
Shirou's a shitty Master, so all her stats with the exception of Luck are lower than what they were under Kiritsugu. On top of that, due to Shirou's ineptitude as a Magus, he can't even supply her with prana, so she's running entirely on reserves. She desperately needs to conserve her energy; every little thing she does brings her one step closer to death.
The irony is that at the end of the Fate route, Saber under Shirou is probably the strongest out of all her forms, despite her lowered stats, thanks to the addition of a single trump card.
Yeah. Writers are just too scared of breaking the status quo.
It wouldn't necessarily need to happen to Shirou though. It's more or less what happened to Saber for half of Zero, though I wish she actually did lose the arm. Imagine how pissed Takeuchi would have been
Everyone in Fate is either open or hiding the fact that they are Saber sexual.
Cute blond-haired waifu. What more could you want?
Tusia is great; her art-style is so close to Takeuchi's as well.
He can resist all he wants but deep down he knows it's true.
And if he doesn't, Takuechi will make him.
Maybe if he were in a different situation anon... Saber is just too cute to resist.
Well, there's not much of an explanation in the beginning, since Gil's only role in Fate (where his obsession with Saber is a plot point) is being the NTR guy threatening to steal the waifu from the MC.
But is more explained in other works. In Zero he takes an interest in Saber because of the misery that was her life and how she was beginning to realize her decisions and ideals where her downfall, which amused him a lot. In Extra he basically says Saber is her ideal woman. Is basically Gil thinking Saber's suffering makes her special and Saber being his type of girl.
Admittedly, Zero Gil seems to be more invested in Saber's past and how it affected her, while in Fate he's just the NTR guy who's bad for trying to steal the MC's girl and wants to fuck Saber for no reason whatsoever.
I'm about to command seal the bitch slap out of you two.
Bigger pictures are overrated. If it makes your autsim swell that mush here.
Didn't he truly despise her down to his very core? I mean he treated her as a tool, only spoke to her three times, and the few times all three were together he ignored her outright like she wasn't there. Dude hated the shit out of Saber. Even zero lancer got a tongue lashing from fast wheels every now and then. I think the only servant to get worse treatment was Medusa. Thanks to Shinji's punk ass she gets killed off in one hit in that route, and completely obliterated in the saber route. Caster killed the shit out of first master even if it met fading away and losing a shot at the grail.
The most exciting part of the day is here!
>Didn't he truly despise her down to his very core?
No, he was entirely opposed to her ideals and methods. However, when it came down to it, their goals of saving people were remarkably similar. Iri also mentioned that Kerry was mad instead at the people around Saber who forced such a young girl into that harsh leadership role.
Therefore, those Saber x Kerry doujins could technically be canon in multiverse.
No. Cu had it worst. Stolen from his original master that loved him, forced to be a jobber for a stronger asshole when he just wanted a good fight and then ordered to kill himself. Being Lancer is suffering
Saber and Kiritsugu are cute together deal with it. Saber's harem will continue to expand until it includes everyone.
Had Saber not been surrounded by so many muscular, testosteroned knights, I'm sure she would have grown up to be a wonderful lady.
;_;Why didn't you stop this, Takeuchi?
>at the people around Saber who forced such a young girl into that harsh leadership role.
But nobody forced Saber to become a King. There's an entire monologue about Saber taking the decision out of her own free will, and they empathize a lot that everyone warned her about the consequences of being the King, and she still decided to go through with it.
I don't remember that scene well enough, but wasn't he mad that nobody told Saber that she could still serve her people without neglecting herself?
Saber and Shirou fuck like rabbits in Avalon for eternity deal with it.
It wasn't that much an effort with the command seal really. Behold The "king".
Saber can literally only die once she finds happiness. Her contract is based on her either obtaining the grail, or becoming at peace with herself and deciding she doesn't want it by intentionally destroying it
Isn't what why despite seeing the excailbur she fired off that Rider calls it a lonely and self righteous light? How'd the narration go for that scene again? Because he's kinda right. something about warriors of all times to remain steadfast in their battles or something.
Sometimes I wonder what's inside shippers minds when they decide what to ship.
This reminds me of the people that ship Kaworu and Asuka.
>I don't remember that scene well enough, but wasn't he mad that nobody told Saber that she could still serve her people without neglecting herself?
Here, this is the scene I'm talking about.
Saber will always be there for her master no matter how hard he resists.
Kerry is mad at what happened for the reasons stated(at the people around Saber who forced such a young girl into that harsh leadership role) but this is only an off hand comment that Irisviel makes about his opinion of Saber. Other than their one dialogue together you never learn anything more about what he thinks of her.
The rest of what you're talking about is only discussed in Fate during Shirou's dreams where Saber knew she was destined to fail when she picked up the sword but would still try anyway. Shirou has a similar opinion to Kerry, but he was more mad that no one ever bothered to help her and speak out that she could be doing something wrong.
Would you still like Fate/SN if Rin had been an optional female protagonist, like they initially wanted her to?
There's the chance of Shirou's denseness being translated into Rin's tsundereism. Judging by the prologue it probably be Rin wanting to fuck Archer but being too tsun to admit it, thus prolonging the romance.
Backwards. Nasu said he planned for Shirou and Rin to have their own routes, and then at some point in the story they would merge into a single route. But he couldn't find a way to do this so he discarded the idea.
I don't know about Archer but damn I'm curious about that mana transfer scene, if you catch my meaning.
So long as her personality was the same. Otome protagonists are usually terrible
I can't help but think it'd just turn into something like Extra, though, where there would be little reason to play one over the other. The game would be just too long for it to turn out otherwise
Saber Alter and Kiritsugu are perfect together, they can share in their love for the fast food hamburger.
There's just not enough boys in the story for her to be chasing. Shirou's a given. You could definitely make a strong case for Archer, but their relationship still felt completely platonic. And aside from that, there's... I dunno, Lancer? Shinji? Issei?
Lancer could be an option, in UBW he joked a bit about flirting with Rin.
>but their relationship still felt completely platonic
Is pretty clear there's nothing in Archer's side, but Rin was wetting herself over him since the start. In the prologue she talks about how her heart was going doki doki when he teased her.
Shinji rapebad end.
Neutral good but chaotic good in MoS
Kiritsugu is Chaotic good.
Their end in UBW sounds pretty romantic in Rin's side (she calls him her knight). However, Rin thinks of servants as tools and not people, she might have thought having a romance with Archer would be useless since he's going to disappear anyways.
That's only my reasoning, though.
>and as far as I can tell prefer alignment free games.
Pretty sure D&D or at least "generic Tolkien-inspired fantasy a la D&D" is the most frequently discussed sort of setting. Even the D&Dfags can generally admit that alignment is sort of shit.
Chaotic Good Gil makes sense to me. He thinks he's making the world a better place, even if not everybody agrees with his idea of a better world or the methods he wants to use to achieve that.
He has good intentions, but he's just too destructive and selfish to bring any good to the world.
As far as I can tell, he really only cares about himself and his own goals. He may think that he's doing good for others because that's how he thinks a king should act, but it doesn't really matter to him anyway. He should be True Neutral
Not that anon, but it sounded more melancholic to me from her perspective. Like saying goodbye to a friend that stuck by your side through difficult times and now you have to see them go. But well, different interpretations.
Kiritsugu is chaotic-neutral now that a re-read them, with maybe a bit of chaotic good.
>A Chaotic Neutral character is an individualist who follows his or her own heart, and generally shirks rules and traditions. Although Chaotic Neutral characters promote the ideals of freedom, it is their own freedom that comes first; good and evil come second to their need to be free. Chaotic Neutrals are free-spirited and do not enjoy the unnecessary suffering of others. A Chaotic Neutral character does not have to be an aimless wanderer; it may have a specific goal in mind, but its methods of achieving that goal are often disorganized, unorthodox, or entirely unpredictable. If a Chaotic Neutral joins a team, it is because that team's goals happen to coincide with its own at the moment, but it invariably resents taking orders and can be very selfish in its pursuit of personal goals.
His goal is to use the mud of the grail to wipe out all humans that aren't worthy to be under his rule. He's upset humans of the modern world are weak in comparison with the humans he ruled over. In his views, he's doing the world a favor by making sure only worthy beings are in it, even if it means destroying everything.
Of course he's self-centered and selfish, but he genuinely thinks he's doing the right thing. True Neutral wouldn't give two shits about what humans do or don't. Chaotic Evil wouldn't do either because even if Gil is insanely self-centered, he is genuinely upset about the current state of the world, meaning he does care to some extent about his "garden".
There is nothing in your post that isn't compatible with an evil alignment. You can be evil even if your goal is something you can present as good. Especially when your means of accomplishing it are incredibly evil and your motivations are incredibly selfish.
The grail couldn't completely consume him because of his ego, but it had an effect on his mind nonetheless. Not to mention his body was formed entirely from black mud magic. He is literally made of evil.
>A chaotic evil character does whatever his greed, hatred, and lust for destruction drive him to do.
While this fits part of Gil's character, his cleansing goal is out of his duty as king, not something born out of his selfishness. He talked about this to Shinji with the 10 slaves examples. He couldn't kill a single one because he deemed them all worthy of being his underlings.
>, but it had an effect on his mind nonetheless.
No, I think either in Fate or UBW Gil says the grail couldn't corrupt him one bit.
In Fate Saber asks Gil if he had gone mad after being bathed in the mud, and he doesn't answer. In UBW I think he says he isn't corrupted one bit and the grail couldn't beat him.
Stop being stupid, anon.
>Archer is light years stronger than that cunt
Shirou is such a shitty master in general that she has to fuck the mana out of him to be able to do anything. It wasn't until she gave him the blowjob of the millenium that she managed to win big and go for the gold.
Doesn't count, Shirou was effectively dead afterwards even if he did win.
You'd have a stronger argument with the bridge fight in HA, but even then, the only reason he could win is because everything was to his advantage there. He couldn't beat her for shit at close range
Her personal luck was stupid high in Zero. She won every battle, missed fatal blows on multiple occasions, cruised by several group victories, survived unfavorable situations, and made it to the very end of the war. And she didn't even have to fuck anyone to do it.
And Shirou was in process of dying during the whole fight.
The difference of speed between vanilla saber and alter is minimal.
She was easily keeping up with Rider who had A-rank agility
Who wouldn't with friends like these around?
That shouldn't really matter with Rin being the biggest mana tank in the War besides Ilya and Dark Sakura
His actions in Fate make no sense with that explanation though
He could have still killed Shirou whenever. He could have let him and the others die to Berserker
Did he just remember Shirou had Avalon in him and give up on trying?
And why was he even serious in HA? That fight confused the fuck out of me.
>I'll kill you if you cross this bridge because it's my territory because I say so
>Why is it bad if you cross this bridge? Because I say it is, look I want to kill monsters, mkay?
Archer wanted to get Shirou to drop his ideals more than anything. That's why he never just straight up murdered him. It's only when he becomes exceedingly frustrated by Shirou's stubbornness that he actively considers offing him.
Yeah, I know, but you'd think saving him would also be something he'd be hesitant to do.
He doesn't take all that many jabs at Shirou in Fate either. I remember hoping he'd show up a lot more than he did the first time I read it
Because a story needs conflict and hardship or it isn't a story at all. Why do you think people fucking hate SAO so much? She can't use excaliblast cause Shirou doesn't provide her with mana like Kerry did. And even if she could, she doesn't use it casually as it is capable of incredible collateral damage.
Archer likes Rin and he likes Saber. He probably bit the bullet in the Berserker fight for them more than anything. I mean even in UBW he was trying to set things up so Rin was in the war and got Saber as a servant. His business with Shirou was his own.
If he lived long enough in Fate, I assume he would have excecuted a similar plan to the one he was working in the next route. He just didn't get a chance to recover.
Saber doesn't use it as much because it is a huge drain on her prana reserves. She can use Excalibur without causing any damage to anyone aside from her target.
This. Saber is the worst offender. Aside of blowing up grails and squids she hasn't really shown the kind of skill that justifies the hype around her. I mean she nearly got defeated by a flag of stairs for fucks sake.
Can we agree Saber is a shit fighter with OP equipement? Really aside of her ultimate beamsword and no sell defense she's nothing special.
Her going head to head with Lancelot using Arondight and coming out even was pretty impressive considering she doesn't use a NP for that fight, Lancelot's stats are insane and he knew her fighting style in and out
Saber is practically just a human girl with a dragon mana core, and is a specialist in straightforward burst damage, 3rd level limit breaks and limited invulnerability. She goes against gods, demigods and humans with weapons which apply status changes or are specialized for killing. For her to take them on, fight and survive... I think that's a big feat for someone as small as her.
Fucking HA. Did Saber seriously have no good scenes in that game other than the few plot scenes she was in? I've even see people say they enjoy Sakura's HA scenes, but no one says anything about Saber's.
Straight up gods aren't allowed in the HGW in case you forgot. Plus Saber gets massive fame boosts everywhere, apparently, or else people wouldn't be able to recognize Excalibur on sight. She also gets fairy blessings and uses a holy sword and is also a CG to be, so she might get power from Alaya as well. She's not "just a girl", she trained to be a knight since she was a kid. She's a warrior who's just as qualified to be a Servant as any other Servant we see and quite a bit more qualified than certain other Servants.
She doesn't get any power from Alaya, because she's not a CG. Archer as a Servant doesn't get that too. Plus, fame boost is only applicable if the Servant was summoned in their place of origin, like Ireland for Choochoo Train or Deermud.
And Arondight is a dragonslaying sword. Having one's body powered by a dragon is more than enough to trigger it.
The only thing in that fight that went in Saber's favor was Kariya's tank running dry at the last moment.
Fame boost is applicable everywhere, it's just strongest at the point of origin. But for a Heroic Spirit as famous as King Arthur, it'd absolutely stand to reason she'd gain some power from it even outside Wales
>Someone should have lost a limb or something.
That's because Kaleid blows any other animated Fate show out of the water.
Is it even connected to Type-Moon beyond its content? From what I can find it doesn't look like TM is at all involved in publishing or adapting it.
Might help to explain the sheer magnitude of the pedobait
It's published in a magazine where most other VN manga series are published, and Prisma Illya herself had been exposed in the official character material that Type-Moon themselves released before Kaleid was a thing.
What else does it need to be connected to Type Moon?
>If it doesn't agree with my view it's bait!!!!!!!!
Fucking Christ Type Moonies get a fucking grip.
A lot of the threads here are just one guy circle jerking an idea and if you disagree or have any kind of differing opinion they get really fucking mad at you.
Reddit's Fate threads are identical. They are two sides of the same coin, they just can't admit it.
>I shouldn't have to read the source material that's been available in English because I don't want to
If you tried to pull that shit in a thread for any anime adaptation of a translated manga or LN you'd be ridiculed just as hard. You're the one that should fuck off.
All of these shitty Fate threads. Why do I even fucking bother.
>I shouldn't have to read the source material that's been available in English because I don't want to
where did he say that? if he read the material books then he would have understood japanese well enough to read it?
We just have to wait for the seasons when big TM anime aren't airing. UBW S2 is going to be just as bad as S1, but I doubt 2wei Herz threads are going to draw the same crowd of shitposters when that starts airing, and the HF movie, being a movie, probably won't be on the public radar for as long as a TV series is. And of course there's the rest of this season.
>bitter and cynical assholes
People have been straining water out of the dry towel that is Fate/stay night for the last couple years. Check out anything that isn't a F/SN thread related to TypeMoon, the quality of posts is significantly better, especially if you find people who want to actually talk about it and not start another shitshow like this thread became.
Right, but before then he gets his ass handed to him by the same Saber, who is barely containing herself from slaughtering him in pure rage, and gets chastized for holding back.
I know you're trolling but I'll bite because there are people who actually think this.
1) The servants (and some of the masters) of this HGW are absolute fucking monsters in all respects, unlike F/Z's who all had general flaws with one critical advantage. Curses, direct counters, etc were the way F/Z rolls. F/SN is full of servants who are complete and utter monsters even before their Noble Phantasm comes into play,
2) She can't spam her trump card like she would in F/Z if Kerry had any common sense. Reason being that Shirou is barely providing any magical power at all due to his shit life force and od (as far as magus go).
3) She jobs in F/Z too. She just finishes up every arc.
4) The enemy masters are actually intelligent and let their servants use their own tactics properly. Shirou is the opposite, unfortunately, and keeps getting saber screwed up.
5) Just wait until cour 2 to see how different the powerlevels are in FSN lmao.
now that I have a F/SN thread handy, I would like to ask something about Saber Alter
To how far did the blackening affect her personality? was it the blackening itself or the fact that she found out that she had been fighting and selling her soul for a wish that the grail would have not granted from even the beginning of the 4th GW?
You're skimming the surface of the story with only the anime. There are subtleties, narrative twists, and character motivations you can't see without having gone through the VN.
Shirou is a shit master
It does not matter if you summoned the strongest hero and figure if you're a crappy magus or worse
Shirou should have summoned Enkidu, his stats varies and can shit out different NPs to counter the enemy Servant's NP
Having a slightly weakened Enuma Elish also helps
Saber really isn't that much of a powerhouse though. A pretty fucking large amount of Servants can handle her more than easily enough, and the only time she could ever be considered a major threat is when she is given Avalon
Everyone to enjoy the UBW.
Everyone, please Zero forget. Character is completely different.
Saber and Kiritsugu and Archer are similar really well.
They are efficient philosopher, and sacrifices easily his life for someone.
I do not know the meaning of UBW sequel If you do not know it.
Photo cover of novel called Garden of avalon.
Takuechi had a gun to his head for his comments at the Ufotable staff meeting.
>"Fate, as its core, isn't interesting. Saber just isn't a good heroine. Audiences will lose focus and won't want to watch it.
Let's focus on Unlimited Blade Works and tunnel in Heaven's Feel after that."
So you're basically saying Saber is nothing special when among other servants and the "muh strongest servant" bullshit was created by some shirty people/magus that overhyped her feats?
she isn't dead yet, she only has excalibur on fate/sn and zero, if she was dead and becomes a complete servant then she would have avalon, caliburn and Excalibur, then she would be op as fuckyou surely didn't read shit did you?
God dammit Nasu, your english sucks.
Play some more shit in english.
Saber has the highest and most balanced stat distrubution which technically makes her the "strongest". Saber can still get wrecked like any other servant since class =/= servant strength.
"…… Um, Tohno-kun. How can you say that?
I will admit that you have very good athletic abilities. Even though you have a weak constitution, your body itself is excellent."
Slumping her shoulders, Senpai says something very surprising.
"…… R, really?"
The tension seems to disappear, and I blurt that out in response.
"Yes. Tohno-kun, you got naked when you spent the night at my house. I saw you then. Not flabbiness, but tight muscles.
You were far away, but I thought your body was very well-formed."
"…… Naked-----But I, didn't get naked."
"Did you forget? Tohno-kun, did you not change before you entered the bath?"
Ah, that's right.
Certainly I did take off my clothes and had her wash them for me---
"Hagh, ghah, ghaaaaa……!"
Such pain, is frightening.
"U, ugah, kuaaaa………!"
I can't bear it.
If it lasts another second,
then, it would be better, just to die----!
"Fine. I'll grant your wish Shiki."
I lift my head off the floor.
I don't even feel heavy.
I don't even feel… alive.
I try to say something, but my throat doesn't move.
not even, freedom.
I don't know what's going on, so I try to get up.
My body doesn't even twitch.
It's not that I'm tied down, nor is it that my entire body is numb.
If I have to give a metaphor,
it's like my body is already dead, but my mind is mistakenly still lingering in my body.
Of my five senses, only my sight is still alive.
…… the room is dark.
It is already night outside.
I can't move my face, so I move my eyes.
How the fuck do you animate this?
"---Oh? I thought you had completely disappeared, but you're awfully persistent, Shiki."
I can hear a voice I shouldn't be able to hear.
I glance around the dark as best as I can.
I see something I don't know about.
"What's this? How mean of you, Shiki.
You've been looking for me for so long and when I come out, you don't remember me?"
With an amused laugh, he stares at me with blood-shot eyes.
My mind, the only thing still working, freezes.
He didn't say it yet,
But---I know he is a vampire.
That he is the "Serpent" Senpai and Arcueid are looking for.
"…… No, that's wrong. Certainly I am the vampire known as the Serpent of Akasha.
But to you, I'm not the Serpent, but rather, SHIKI, right?
---Man, how cold of you. You make me look stupid for thinking about you all these eight years.
Hey, don't you feel the same way Ciel?"
He says that while looking at me.
Senpai. Is Senpai here?
But where? I can't see her, nor do I sense her presence.
If she is here, then why isn't she doing anything about him?
In front of me. Right now, our enemy is in front of me………!
>She can use Excalibur without causing any damage to anyone aside from her target.
But in the bridge fight in HA she was concerned about just Excaliblasting Archer off the building because it would take out a lot of the downtown with him.
That part where Saber literately flies to Archer and cuts him down was such bull shit. Even if Shirou were capable of blocking his arrows, even if Saber were able to change her flight path mid charge to throw off the arrow. neither of them would off been able to avoid that kill shot.
>Takuechi had a gun to his head
Not likely, he still wouldn't betray Saber after that.
I think it's more likely somebody threatened to burn all his Saber fanfiction. Or maybe destroy the results of his experiments to clone Saber.
Poor guy. He only wants some love.
She had good scenes like talking about her marriage to Guinevere and other glimpses in her past, like when she told that story about her relationship with Kay.
People like Sakura's stuff because it has interesting stuff about her growth. We even get to see a particularly strong instance of why Medusa pledged loyalty to her, which blows the misconceptions of a lot of people about her away. Plus she happens to be a damn good leader when we see the archery club stuff.
She's cute as fuck m8, what more do you want.
And yet he chooses to ignore this warning.Lancer's not very smart.
>People like Sakura's stuff because it has interesting stuff about her growth. We even get to see a particularly strong instance of why Medusa pledged loyalty to her, which blows the misconceptions of a lot of people about her away. Plus she happens to be a damn good leader when we see the archery club stuff.
This sounds interesting, I require proof. Because whenever I hear about Sakura in this game it's about her cockblocking Rider.