Fate/Stay Night : Unlimited Blade Works episode 6: All Servants have been Revealed

Fate/Stay Night : Unlimited Blade Works Caster

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We’ve had a lot of new information revealed to us this episode, the last few Servant have now appeared and we have the full roster, missing only a few Master left to be known. We now also have the real identity of two of the Servant, we know Saber to be King Arthur from British Folklore (although, with a twist of her being female) and we now know Assassin to be Sasaki Kojirō, a legendary swordsman of the early Edo period. I am actually rather surprised at how quickly we ended up learning about all those servants, I suppose the real mystery will remain their Holy Grail and most importantly, the remaining masters. Shinji was, without surprise, revealed to be the master of who is now known to be Rider. He is as cowardly as ever and claims he doesn’t wish to fight, even though he most definitively doesn’t look to be someone who can be trusted. Still, according to Caster, even Shinji is a more powerful mage than Emiya Shirou, which just goes to show how powerless our main character actually is.

Fate/Stay Night : Unlimited Blade Works asshole Shinji

With all this new information comes some more speculation (at least for those like me who haven’t played the game). We are aware that Caster and Assassin are currently working together, although we don’t know the circumstances of their alliance. It seems Caster is the only one who will grow stronger if the plan works, she wants to gather the command seal of Emiya to grant them to her master so they can control Saber. Assassin’s Master would get no advantage out of this deal, he would only increase the strength of Caster without gaining anything in return. It seem likely to me that Assassin might already be under the control of Caster’s Master. It is possible that the Master of Assassin has already been killed and stolen from his command seal. I find it very likely something like this has happened, where Assassin and Caster have the same goal, the same master. Maybe we already have only 6 Masters left in the end.

Fate/Stay Night : Unlimited Blade Works Sasaki Kojirou

There is one thing that bugs me this episode. Near the beginning, Emiya catch Archer has he is escorting him back home, at which point Archer claims no Heroic Spirit has any goal other than Saber, that they are all but slaves. The validity of that statement is most likely false, but I do not care that much if he is right or not, what confuses me most is his claim that he, as an heroic spirit, has no regret. He claims he has achieved everything he wanted to do before his death, yet in the very first episode (or rather episode 0) it is revealed that he doesn’t even remember who he is exactly. How can someone remember everything he has done, and know he has no regret, when he cannot even remember who the hell he is in the first place? I feel Archer is full of shit.

Fate/Stay Night : Unlimited Blade Works full of shit

There is a big battle incoming between the Assassin and Caster team and Saber and Archer team. Based on the Servant Class alone, Saber and Archer should have the advantage in that battle, but this Holy Grail War has proven to be rather unique in term of the strength of every Servant, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out Caster and Assassin are much stronger than their class suggests. I guess we will see in the next episode just what they are capable of.

ZeroGhj signing off

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6 Responses to Fate/Stay Night : Unlimited Blade Works episode 6: All Servants have been Revealed

  1. Farray says:

    “The validity of that statement is most likely false, but I do not care that much if he is right or not, what confuses me most is his claim that he, as an heroic spirit, has no regret. He claims he has achieved everything he wanted to do before his death, yet in the very first episode (or rather episode 0) it is revealed that he doesn’t even remember who he is exactly. How can someone remember everything he has done, and know he has no regret, when he cannot even remember who the hell he is in the first place? ”

    It’s kind of hard to explain for Archer. Think of this what you will:

    “…I didn’t mean to insult you, Master.

    But this is what you get for your failed summoning. It seems my memory is confused. I know who I am, but things like my name and origin are a bit vague… Well, they’re trivial things to be missing, so we shouldn’t worry about it.”

    The conversation with Shirou was cut, although the elemental parts are still there. The point Archer wants to make is: He doesn’t want the Grail. He declares that, even if he doesn’t know his origin and he already told Rin the same in episode 0, when he said she is the perfect Master for him when she told him she doesn’t want the Grail. The evil treasure chest, as he calls the Grail, can’t fulfill his wish.

    Heroic Spirits, the Guardians of humanity, supposedly do not have a will, but when Shirou questions this statement in the episode, Archer mentions that the Grail was well-constructed, as, as Servants, they regain their humanity and with it all their grudges and wishes. They may even be allowed to incarnate and live a second life. But Archer doesn’t seem to have this. That is why the Servants want the Grail.

    “Near the beginning, Emiya catch Archer has he is escorting him back home, at which point Archer claims no Heroic Spirit has any goal other than Saber, that they are all but slaves. ”

    This should actually give you a hint that he seems to know what Saber wants.

    “I am different from others. I made my wish come true, died, and became a heroic spirit. That is why I don’t have any wishes, nor do I wish to stay here as a human. That must be the same for your Servant.”

    “D-Don’t be stupid. Saber said she needed the Holy Grail. She’s not like you, who’s being a Servant without an objective.”

    “…My objective?”
    Archer murmurs.

    “…!”
    Why is it?
    It’s just a normal murmur, but a chill runs through me.

    “…Heh. It’s the same even if you have or don’t have an objective.

    Ask your Servant if you’re curious. Saber’s objective is to obtain the Holy Grail, but she will not use it for herself. In that regard, she is an ideal guardian. She is literally a ‘slave’.

    …Remember this.
    If you are to be her Master, do not forget this.”

    Like I said, the conversation with Shirou was cut. It was something like… 10 minutes long.

    • Zeroghj says:

      This does explain in much better detail Archer’s answer. I felt the way it was done in the anime made him look a bit more full of shit than anything else. Having a more elaborate background for the conversation indeed makes Archer look more respectable and even gives him a good, mysterious look.

  2. Farray says:

    Yeah, several scenes are left out, that would explain a lot of things. Shirou asked Saber again about the Grail and her wish in this episode, because he wanted to confirm what Archer already told Shirou about her.

    Last episode, Shirou suspected he saw Shinji in the woods (http://i.imgur.com/uyPg9nQ.jpg), so he asked Sakura to stay at his place in this episode because he was worried what Shinji might do to her.

    What is also missing is a dream that tells the story of a certain hero. It’s only two minutes long, but it gives you a deeper understanding of him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX68UFsWgtw

    Well, I’m sure ufotable will eventually show that dream to the viewer.

    • Zeroghj says:

      I did understood why Shirou wanted Sakura to stay over that night, it seems that despite being so weak, Shirou wants to protect everyone and be a hero. As for the the dream of a certain hero, I will avoid watching your link for now in case this does appear in the near future in this anime. I want to avoid possible spoilers, even if they are somewhat mundane. I will watch the link if said dream doesn’t appear in the next 3 episodes.

      • Farray says:

        “I did understood why Shirou wanted Sakura to stay over that night, it seems that despite being so weak, Shirou wants to protect everyone and be a hero.”

        The fun (or dumb?) thing is, for some reason Shirou does it in one route and in another route he doesn’t do it. It makes perfect sense to keep Sakura safe, but he somehow only acts smarter in UBW.

        “As for the the dream of a certain hero, I will avoid watching your link for now in case this does appear in the near future in this anime. I want to avoid possible spoilers, even if they are somewhat mundane. I will watch the link if said dream doesn’t appear in the next 3 episodes.”

        Yeah, I understand. I imagine it works better in an anime, if ufotable doesn’t split the dreams up, like it is done in the source material. The dreams are very important, so I’m sure they will show them.

        • Zeroghj says:

          The fun (or dumb?) thing is, for some reason Shirou does it in one route and in another route he doesn’t do it. It makes perfect sense to keep Sakura safe, but he somehow only acts smarter in UBW.

          You mean to say Shirou is even dumber in other routes ? This is mind-blowing! (only half-joking)

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