The Holy Grail war is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete to obtain the power of the "Holy Grail", which grants a miracle. This is the story of the fourth war, prequel to Fate/Stay Night, which told the fifth war. Adapted from a light novel. The foster father of Fate/Stay Night's Shiro, Kiritsugu Emiya is involved, along with a younger Kirei Kotomine.
Fate/zero Part 1 Episodes: 13 Opening: "oath sign" by LiSA Ending: "MEMORIA" by Aoi Eir
Fate/zero Part 2 Episodes: 12 Opening: "To the Beginning" by Kalafina Ending: "Sora wa Takaku Kaze wa Utau" by Luna Haruna
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IIRC there was something in FSN that mentioned that after a while the grail would appear on its own anyway. It had already manifested to a degree while both Kiritsuga and Kirei were still alive (along with their servants) and simply choose Kiritsuga to be its bearer, who then rejected it.
As I figured, this was the wrap up episode. Still, it was worth it and now what is such an amazing series has now ended.
Gil finally had his ego boasting truly tested by the grail and just shrugs it off. Though quite why his armour had vanished is a mystery, since it's pretty obvious he still has it somewhere.
Noticed some discrepancy in relation to the Saber vs Gilgamish "battle" as depicted here and then in the original Fate/Stay Night anime though. Since in the original, they're pictured having a proper fight in the midst of the blazing inferno but in Zero Saber vanishes before the city is destroyed and before that Gil's clearly just toying with her. Can't remember right now how that is depicted in the FSN VN though so it could just have been the animation studio going off-track with it.
Also, Aoi was still alive. =0 Although clearly not in the best frame of mind. I suppose almost getting killed might do that to you.
Btw, saw this comment posted by someone called Peniblec at UTW's release. Thought it funny enough to deserve reposting.
Because right now the transition between “Oh hey black mud falling from the sky should I move or wha-HRGLBLBLBL” and “‘Morning Kirei, slept well? BTW I’m naked” is a bit brutal :/
Jun 23, 12 at 7:20pm
Spoiler:Okay yeah that sounds right
Although I thought the one with the last remaining Servant is the winner, I guess it hardly matters either way.
Grail-kun is *bleep*ed up, that's all there is to it.
For the record, no one in-verse actually knew this until this happened.
Spoiler:Don't forget to mention (stuff that wasn't explained in the anime contained)
Angry Manjew is the reason evil servants like Caster/Zero can be summoned. Before it was only benevolent Heroic Spirits. Also I thought Seiba actually won. The way I read it, Kiritsugu won (seeing as how Kirei died and all), but when he rejected Angry Manjew, Angry Manjew was all "*bleep* you I'ma revive this dude" and he granted Kirei's wish to burn shit to the ground. But only in part, because he didn't actually win or something stupid like that.
Iri was the Lesser Grail, which holds all the spirits of the servants because the Greater Grail, the big black ball in the sky, is the actual Grail, and only shows up when someone wins, Gilgamesh 'won' when SEIBAH used all her Mana on Excaliblast breaking the Lesser Grail. Kiritsugu did not know the Greater Grail and Lesser Grail were different things.
Why is the omnipotent wish granting device *bleep*ING EVIL? Because in the 3rd war, someone *bleep*ed up and summoned Angry Manjew, also known as all the evils in the world. When Angry Manjew died(Because he was actually a total pussy due to circumstance), he went into the grail like any servant, and it got slightly corrupted by, you know, HOUSING ALL THE EVILS IN THE WORLD. Also, it somehow decided to grant his wish of 'KILL HUMANITY', so, no matter what wish you make, Grail-kun will be too busy granting 'KILL HUMANITY' because that one has been waiting in line for a while.
I totally forgot how it ended up getting dispelled before it could fully grant that in both wars though. It only managed to total a city here.
Also, Gilly once said 'I'm so awesome, even all the evils in the world could not corrupt me'. As you can see, he was telling the truth, he got *bleep*ing bathed in that stuff.
Something along those lines.
And now onto the episode
Spoiler:And now onto the episode itself
Kirei almost breaking his Poker face when he gave Rin the dagger. What a total bastard, that was great.
Jun 23, 12 at 6:17pm
Santoryu, is it me or did the show really end with the GilvRider fight? These last two episodes were like epilogues to tie up the loose ends. The main plot was done. No one cared about the Grail.
Kanon, I felt like this was one of the easier to understand parts actually. I mean, compared to other elements of the Nasuverse this was fairly straight forward.
Of course that's all you remember, it far outshone anything else in the series.
Jun 23, 12 at 2:41pm
What just happened this last episode? All I remember is Gilgamesh's naked body in Kotomine's perfect world. Geez Gil, you sit around all day drinking wine and the most you ever move while fighting is your mouth, what's your secret?