When Gilgamesh said in the rider fight (Zero) that he's only ever had one "friend", is he talking about the wild man from the epic of Gilgamesh, or is it just some bullshit in the Nasuverse?
He's talking about bad future Shinji. Gilgamesh gets involved with Shirou and Shinji in the unexplored "bad future" where Archer (EMIYA) and Shinji team up and go around the world killing terrorists and shit. Shinji gets help from Gilgamesh when Shinji eventually decides to betray and kill Shirou because he had become corrupted (Kiritsugu 2.0). It's theorized that from there, Shinji and Gilgamesh teamed up and fucked or fixed shit up in the world. Gilgamesh is aware of the bad future scenario thanks to one of the weapons stored in his treasury that allows him to see the the future. I think it might have been mentioned in Hollow Ataraxia or CCC. Don't really remember.
>you will never have a legendary bromance with a pal like Enkidu
>you will never have your relationship echo through eternity like Achilles + Patroclus or Alexander + Hephaestion
We are all hollow men now.
I liked it too, but It was still super super gay. Which was amplified by the fact that it was sandwiched by two dramatic action sequences.
>"I won't allow it! Why must you die?
>If retribution must be handed down, then it is I who should be punished!
>Everything is mine, and mine alone!"
>Again, the heavens wept.
>I could not see, but I counseled him.
>"There is no need to mourn. I am but a weapon.
>I'm nothing but one of your treasures.
>From now on, countless treasures will appear that surpass my strength.
>So there is no reason or worth in your to wetting your cheeks for me."
>Indeed. I was a weapon. A tool.
>I was different from him.
>Gilgamesh was a child of the gods, and a hero who defied them.
>Unlike me, he had "real" life.
>I was disposable. Unlike me, he was a star of infinite worth.
>...I had always longed for such a purpose. Detested it.
>If we were made by the same father, why were we such different creatures?
>"You have worth. An incomparable worth.
>Here, I will declare it.
>In this world, I have but one companion.
>Because of that... your worth is eternal. Unchanging."