And here I was thinking that Shirou was an annoying beta.
This is an adaptation from an eroge VN, exactly what did you expect
He's just kinda clueless is all. He has a hard time figuring out how others feel about him, but he's definitely aware of his own feelings, so he's able to act on them.
Normally, in these kinds of situations, the protagonist is both unaware of the feelings of the heroines AND is either unaware of/unwilling to act on his own feelings, or simply doesn't have them until the heroine makes her feelings clear.
Not that guy, but I think he meant Shirou gets all the girls to fall for him in their respective routes, which is less something attributed to his character and more like something that has to happen, given the nature of the VN.
And regardless of the circumstances, Saber, Rin and Sakura do fall for him. Saber is the only one who can't stay with him for obvious reasons (unless you take Last Episode as canon).
He IS the densest.
He's capable of falling for girls and acting on those feelings, but unless the other party makes her feelings clear, he'll never be able to tell that she has a thing for him.
Being dense and being able to confess your feelings are two separate things.
>Day 12 of UBW
>Shirou just confessed
>Day 9 of HF
>Shirou and Sakura are fucking like rabbits
The whole "Shirou is dense" meme started by some faggot taking an out of context screenshot of Shirou saying "People die if they are killed" and claiming he's stupid.
In case you've forgotten, people and 4chan especially loves to call everyone stupid and will take any opportunity to do so.
B-but anon, even best man thinks Shirou is shit.
>Shirou gets all the girls to fall for him in their respective routes
Nasu confirmed Saber only falls for him in fate, outside of Fate is a guardian/mother-son relationship. Like in UBW, he called her Shirou's and Rin's mother. Just because she cares for them it doesn't mean she has romantic feelings.
Two different situations. They have known each other for almost 5 years, and he was already ogling her at the table each morning. If she didn't have her past holding her back, they'd be a couple before the game even started.
No, she helped him for that long, they knew each other for longer.
And she is tight with the Fujimuras, tight with Taiga, and is. He even says that his house belongs to her as well in the Fate route. All that stopped it was her circumstances and self-consciousness.
>mfw it was the guy who confessed to a girl and not the other way round