I thought Archer could only project swords.
But here, he just made a coat.
So, if he wanted to kill Shirou, he could just project some drones armed with hellfires. And kill Shirou from far far away. Or any other master, they would never see it coming.
Or he could project a nuclear fusion bomb, and kill everybody.
Or he could project a black hole, and kill any opponent.
Or project anti-matter and destroy the universe.
Archer is so overpowered, too bad the writing is bad.
I don't think he projected it, only materialized some stuff he got.
Also, he can project simple things. A coat is simple enough. All the otehr stuff you said is beyond what he can project.
>Major plot hole
>I thought he could only swords
It was noted that he could trace other things as well. Shirou's shed is full of traces machine parts and shit that he's traced over the last few months.
It's just that anything isn't a sword will cost extra, and it will be somewhat lacking in an indescribable sort of way. Like its hollow on the inside.
The shit he can trace is limited to close range, but it was never just swords. Rho Aias should tell you as much. No it isn't overpowered, because anything he makes that isn't a sword will be lacking in most respects, but if its something simple that isn't an NP, it should still convey the meaning well enough.
Also its Archer rather than Shirou
Even if his non-swords aren't perfect, they're still a lot closer than Shirou's would ever be.
Guy tracing a fishing lure in Ataraxia that even Gil wants to steal.
Doesn't make mundane stuff any less simple comparatively. It's a coat. Not much different than projecting metal stuff, a bow, or a fishing pole. Rin even mentions Shirou could project paintings or something else in hollow.
Shirou has always been able to reproduce a variety of objects. However, normal objects are merely hollow shells. He can't reproduce the history of a normal object, its experiences, its creator's intentions. It's just a hollow object with no history or meaning. It exists just because it does.
An object like that could be useful for something as simple as keeping a girl warm as she sleeps, but to the Faker called Emiya Shirou, they can't be described as anything more than failures. To truly recreate something, to truly produce a proper, legitimate fake, he must be able to produce everything. Not just the outer shape, but the insides as well.
Here's the thing about Shirou. Objects that aren't fundamentally weapons are difficult for him to reproduce, but the means to reproduce them still exist.
For instance, take Kanshou and Bakuya. More specifically, the cloth wrapped around the hilts. Shirou reproduces the whole sword, including that cloth. Alternatively, let's say there's an ornamental sword with beautifully woven cloth attached to it. Shirou would be able to reproduce that entire sword, cloth and all.
So really, there's no reason why Shirou can't reproduce a coat.
>there's no way my little bait can be this cute
Fate/stay night is a multi-route visual novel.
The first route is the Fate Route, also referred to as the Saber Route, which is what DEEN somewhat loosely adapted.
This show follows the Unlimited Blade Works route.
There's also a third route called the Heaven's Feel route. A movie adaptation of that route will be released in the near future.
Concepts play a big part in the metaphysics of the Nasuverse.
A sword, a bow, a glock, and an atomic bomb are all conceptually weapons
though they probably aren't all Conceptual Weapons.
A normal baseball bat, a cinderblock, a car, and a meat grinder are not conceptually weapons, even though any one of those could be used as a weapon to great effect.
Wrap the baseball bat in razor wire or stick some nails through it, and it probably becomes a weapon.
No. The key word is "fundamentally". As long as the original intentions behind the creation of an object was as a weapon, then Shirou can reproduce it perfectly, barring certain exceptions (Excalibur, Ea). More specifically, Shirou's specialty is "blades". As long as it's a bladed object, there are few things Shirou can't reproduce faithfully.
When Shirou reproduces such an object, he goes above and beyond normal Fakers. He doesn't only reproduce the weapon's outer shape, but also its history, the memories of past wielders, the intentions of the creator, the creation process itself. Literally everything about that weapon is reproduced to near-perfection. Granted, all reproduced weapons are inferior by one rank compared to the original due to the fact that it's impossible to perfectly comprehend an object via sight alone, but in the entire world, in all of human history, you will never find any counterfeits as near-perfect as Shirou's.
But when Shirou tries to reproduce objects that aren't bladed weapons, it becomes a bit more difficult. Unlike with weapons, Shirou can't reproduce the history and intentions of those non-bladed objects. That's why he considers them "hollow" and "empty".
If Shirou's reproduced weapons are "first-rate counterfeits", then the non-weapons he creates are third-rate. Still, a third-rate fake is gonna be better than what normal Fakers can do, so no matter what object Shirou recreates, it'll still be the best counterfeit there is. No other Magus could ever hope to compare to him in that one field.
But what determines whether something is conceptually a weapon?
Whether it was made with the intent of being a weapon? That makes no sense, since Shirou can trace ornamental swords perfectly fine.
>Wrap the baseball bat in razor wire or stick some nails through it, and it probably becomes a weapon.
So he can make a sword wrapped in a coat and then remove the sword to yield the coat?