Give me one reason why Tohsaka Tokiomi isn't better than Kerrytugu. Protip:
Tokiomi died like a bitch to Kotomine while Kerry fought him to standstill.
>I'm going to auction off my daughter to get raped by worms daily cause she can't possibly have a normal life as a non-mage, so why the fuck did I have a second child in the first place?
Kerrytugu's daughter was better.
Kerrytugu's wife was better.
Kerrytugu was not a pompous arrogant silly mage who cared about his petty manners and squabbles, which included giving away a daughter.
Tokiomi's followers back stabbed him.
Kerrytugu's were ready to die for him.
There's nothing to suggest he knew she'd get wormed, and he only gave her to the Makiri so she could use her talents as a mage, had she been born powerless or Rin had been he would have kept them both. That's what he means when he goes "damn my wife for giving me two great girls instead of one"
Who says he knew about the Matou's? I didn't read the LN so I don't know for sure but he doesn't strike me as the type who would think stuffing pieces of grail and worms into her just for the sake of birthing a strong child for a later war was a top notch plan to live out her talents as a magus.
He may or may not have know exactly what would of befallen her. But the Matou's magic is not exactly a secret from the other main families.
Its called turning a blind eye, which makes him even shitter.
He's an academic rather than wetworker.
This led him to arrogance and tunnel vision. An inability to adapt outside of your comfort zone combined with a headstrong dogmatic strategy is a death sentence in any sort of combat.
He's not as bad as our boy fastwheels but he suffers from the same problem. fundamental problem.
You forgot the middle stage
Do we know who this is yet? Someone tell me if I've missed the clues.
Novel lays it out that he's an exceedingly mediocre magus, that just works twice as hard as other people to put on a front that he's better than he is.
If a genius could get results in ten years, it would take him twenty.
People still underestimate him though; he's nowhere near a genius and put on airs of what he wasn't, but he was very knowledgeable and practiced. He can't compare to Kayneth, but he's good in his own ways.
>He can't compare to Kayneth
Fastwheels was a legitimately great magus, huh? He always seemed to think way too highly of himself and made very bad moves.
>calls out a fight to other servants with one of the weakest in the war
>attacks a guy known for being excellent at killing mages head-on
The very thing of" knowing nothing" is the very reason he suck and stupid. What you said is always an excuse of Tokiomi apologist and it's stupid, not to mention these guy always said" but I'm not Tokiomi fan, trust me I don'ttttt"...you apologist are pathetic.
Lot of people that think highly of themselves in fate, honestly they do indeed have something to think highly about. The only case when that isn't correct is Shinji.
It's just that they tend to go a little too far with it
Medea, Gilgamesh, Kayneth, they were legit great, but those odd types always tend to throw them up.
He was something of a genius magus with very good skills, but the worst sort of target immediately realized he needed to be gotten rid of, and made him his bitch.
I wouldn't trust his decisions in that world-line so much. He seems like the guy who would give away whoever to the first person to come along and bail his ass out.
They really made fun of him for being a shitty sort of father there.
Yes, he's really powerful. In all seriousness, Fate is a pretty bad way to get an idea of how things work in Nasuverse because it's a tiny sample of extremely top tier powers, and even shit filler ends up with a Servant which is immensely stronger and more skilled then practically any living magus.
>Medea, Gilgamesh, Kayneth, they were legit great, but those odd types always tend to throw them up.
I think more accurately it's that Nasuverse has strong offensive bias, ie., basically everything is way stronger on the attack then defense. The big mark of shonen stuff like DBZ/Naruto/Bleach/whatever is they're balanced power-wise, someone stronger gets both defense and offense boost with the result being that they can just stand there and take it from anyone much lower down (which makes for boring progression).
But in Nasuverse being "stronger" mostly means you just have more varied ways to kill, or faster ways to kill or whatever. Nobody, even those with the most powerful ultimate level defensive powers like 12 labors can afford to just stand there and take indefinitely. Beyond a certain point anybody can kill anybody if they can figure out the opponent's mysteries or personality flaws. Anybody can lose if they fuck up.
It's Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde from Fate Prototype, where he was Berserker.
Fate Prototype seem like a series meant to setup husbandos, like how the mainline Fate is meant to setup waifus. Are there english trans of it anywhere, or do I have to learn glorious nipponese
Nothing much was ever done with Prototype though, just notes and a teaser "trailer". UTW subbed that so you can just go watch it. Kind of a fun take, you can compare how things changed a lot between that and what we got in F/SN.
Fate/Prototype actually has a currently running light novel series of its version of the Fourth War, like Zero was to Stay Night, so it is being developed as a full-fledged story. Those novels are where Jekyll as Berserker is actually from. It also features Rameses II as Rider, who is awesome, and (probably) Brynhildr as Lancer.
We see Brynhildr in CCC(sort of), although normally she's a divine spirit and can't be summoned.
>01 - Brynhild Romantia (Until Death Do Us Part)'
>The Noble Phantasm that BB granted to this Alter Ego.
>This Noble Phantasm strikes with more accuracy and does more damage the deeper her love toward the target is. Even if it's utterly one-sided, she will never let her loved one escape.
>The Servant this Noble Phantasm was made from is the valkyrie, Brynhild, who appears in "The Völsunga Saga." The spear of love and hatred that she wielded in order to get revenge on her husband, Sigurd who betrayed her and wounded her honor. Strictly speaking, not the spear itself, but the deep love and hatred Brynhild felt for Sigurd that has taken the shape of a spear.
>In "The Völsunga Saga," the fearless hero Sigurd (Siegfried) takes Brynhild, who was sleeping encircled by flame, as his wife. But afterwards, Sigurd betrays her, presenting her as his brother-in-law's wife. At first, Brynhild believed that this was due to Sigurd drinking alcohol which caused him to lose his memories and accepted these events as her immutable fate.
>However, she came to know that, in reality, Sigurd had already regained his memories by that time. In the end, Brynhild killed the man she loved most in the entire world via a conspiracy and then freely took her own life in order to follow after him.
The identity of Lancer in the Prototype novels isn't outright confirmed yet, just signs point to Brynhildr.
Prototype's place in the lore gets increasingly weird though. There's the new crossover novel that has Manaka and Arturia as a Master-Servant combi, 2015 April Fool's implied Prototype was a legitimate alternate universe, and now Prototype Servants are showing up in Grand Order too.
Uh no. Not only is Tokiomi a shitty mage, but he's also a shit.
He threw his daughter into a wormpit.