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Nov
11

Fate/Zero Episode 8: Weak Females are Weak…Blame Type-Moon

Another Fate/Zero episode is out. Uryuu Ryuunosuke and his fans are sad to  announce that no children were killed. And no, I didn’t sing any Tentacle Rape or Caster songs (referencing to my previous post) here. 10 persons out of OVER 200 liked the songs. If you solely looked at the Internet nerds, that ratio should still be higher than the ratio of fans:haters of Justin Bieber…ok, maybe not. Funnily enough, people started to link me the “Trololo Sing Along” song. I guess I subconsciously used a similar tone of the song. I didn’t even think of that song while I was horrendously singing. Kids, don’t do drugs. If you’ve watched the anime classic, Garzey’s Wing, then you know that “A drug…It’s a bit dangerous.”

It’s funny what Google Search can show you

This episode of Fate/Zero is pretty much AGAIN consisted of fights, continuing where we left off last week, with the addition of the battle between Kotomine Kirei and the team of Irisviel and Maiya. That fight was just one-sided, showing how much of a beast Kirei is. He seems to use a free-style type of fighting in which he can just drop his swords, start punching shockwave blows and go Hulk grip. I guess learning many magical practices has its advantage. I also learned why no one, until now, has ever bothered to use guns in a Type-Moon magic universe; they’re so freaking useless against magic!! Who knew you could block machine guns’ bullets with just your arms? LOL

But still, Irisviel has shown to be more useful than Maiya with her ability to create a giant bird out of magical threads. By making the opponent be put into contact with the bird, Iris can bind him with the threads and throw him where she wants. Here is another doujinshi idea: Iris, on a latex suit, using her bondage skills on Saber or Maiya. But for some reasons, I think the producers of this anime are really trying, this time, to tell those doujinshi artists to draw some kinky scenes with Iris and Kirei. If the picture to the right didn’t convince you, then can anyone explain me why is there a need to have a shot at Kirei’s butt? Then again, I’m also a very paranoid person.

I guess I have a grasp of what kind of person Kotomine Kirei is. He’s a wife beater, a contradicting individual and a delusional fool. Seeing how he just stabs Irisviel just to know her blood color, there’s no wonder why his wife is dead. He’s contradicting because, for a dude that lacks the ability to feel joy, he sure has fun stabbing or beating up women, despite showing no facial expression. I guess he’s just unaware of his nature (LOL). And, of course, he’s delusional because he’s basically thinking that Kiritsugu is like just like him. Why do I think that there will be a surge of Yaoi doujinshi with Kiritsugu and Kirei?

Kiritsugu, who seemingly had somewhat a hard time dealing with El-Melloi, completely owned him. When machine guns fail, might as well use an anti-magic bullet. The anime finally uses a flashback, in this case, to explain the ability of the bullet. It was pretty much the typical Type-Moon magic talk again – the kind of talk that tells you “It doesn’t matter if you don’t understand; Just know that this does something.” In other words, Kiritsugu’s bullet is hax and El-Melloi is screwed enough to be on his death-bed. Or, maybe El-Melloi can ally himself with Kariya Matou seeing how much in bad-shape both guys are.

Lancer and Saber end up forcing the retreat of Gilles De Rais by having Lancer’s Gae Dearg (the anti-magic spear) damage Caster’s rape book, which would turn all tentacle plants into a fountain of children’s blood. Thankfully, Gae Dearg doesn’t seem too powerful enough to destroy the rape book since it ended up regenerating. Sensing that his master was in mortal danger, Lancer goes, with the permission of Saber, to save El-Melloi and retreat for treatment. Now, here’s a problem: In the conflict between Kiritsugu and Saber, I don’t see how Saber is even close to be right. At this point, she’s just being simplistic in the name of Honor. I understand that Kiritsugu uses cowardly (but awesome) methods to kill his opponents, but he and El-Melloi had a “fair” fight. I do not get why is it such a problem to let the masters duke it out in a battle to the death…As if being conventional was a good way to win a war.

If I remember correctly in Fate/Stay Night – and don’t blame me if I don’t since that show was horrible thanks to Studio Deen -, when she had a legitimate reason to hate Kiritsugu due to the ending of Fate/Zero (Hint: BOOM!), by the end of the Fate series, Saber just admits Kiritsugu is RIGHT. I don’t know if Fate/Zero is trying to emulate the 90’s, but the show, hell the entire Fate franchise, is in serious lack of solid female characters who are NOT obedient wives/girlfriends (Aoi, Sakura, and even Irisviel), simple-minded fools (Saber), or paynus-deprived whores (Sola-Ui). I guess Illyas and Rin are different, but Rin is only a regular Tsundere. At least Illyas is there, but it’s not like her role, aside as a villain, as a fake kawaii imouto and damsel in distrest was any interesting either.

Though lacking some solid shock value, It was certainly a good episode. The music is also good. There’s really nothing much to add about the episode that I haven’t touched upon the previous episodes. Or am I just too lazy? Score: 8/10

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4 Responses to “Fate/Zero Episode 8: Weak Females are Weak…Blame Type-Moon”


  1. 1 takashid
    22 November 2011 at 5:48 am

    Wow… so much ignorance. Since you seem to only know FSN by the terrible anime Studio DEEN made, i not surprised but still, wow. I’m almost not sure where to start.
    Well,
    1. “I also learned why no one, until now, has ever bothered to use guns in a Type-Moon magic universe; they’re so freaking useless against magic!! Who knew you could block machine guns’ bullets with just your arms?”

    No one knew that, because you can’t block bullets with your arms. Kirei is a human under all his training, and will die if he is shot. The reason he was able to run through Maiya’s machine gun shots is because the Priest outfit he is wearing (which is the standard uniform for all Executors) is lined with Kevlar and protection spells that make it Bulletproof. This is really the fault of the anime, not you, as they didnt add anything that would indicate this to the audience.

    2. “I guess I have a grasp of what kind of person Kotomine Kirei is. He’s a wife beater, a contradicting individual and a delusional fool. Seeing how he just stabs Irisviel just to know her blood color, there’s no wonder why his wife is dead. He’s contradicting because, for a dude that lacks the ability to feel joy, he sure has fun stabbing or beating up women, despite showing no facial expression. ”

    …sigh… so much wrong with this paragraph, im almost speechless. He didn’t stab Iri just to see her blood, he stabed her because fucking SABER, one of the most dangerous servants was heading towards him. Even with Assassin there, Kirei knows he will die against Saber. Humans cant beat servants, and Assassin can’t beat Saber. He also wouldn’t have a chance of outrunning Saber’s speed. He stabbed Iri so that Saber would be forced to choose between chasing and killing him, or saving Iri’s life. It was pure tactics, that little comment about her blood was just him being surprised that an artifical being like her would have red blood like a human.

    Kirei’s issues about joy would take too long to explain, and this comment is already too long so ill just say that those contradictions should make sense eventually.

    3. Im not even gonna go into those sexism comments you made. Fate Zero is certainly lacking in a large number of women, i’ll agree, but Stay NIght was filled with strong women. Rin, Saber, Illya, Caster, Rider, Bazett, Sakura, (yes, Sakura, if you have seen Dark Sakura or heard about her backstory then you would know she has endured a lot of hell and kept going anyway. she’s got a strong will). I think just about every chick in Stay NIght could kick a normal persons ass, and are not overshadowed by the men at all. (besides Shiro, since he is the main character)

  2. 22 November 2011 at 6:41 am

    I feel like Type-Moon has an even mix of strong and weak in both Fate and Tsukihime. Arc, Ciel, Akiha, Sakura, Saber are all main girls that are damn strong. Rin makes up for her reliance on jewels with KaliedRuby I guess.

  3. 17 December 2015 at 3:06 pm

    This movie didn’t take much time escalating from realistic depiction of a disaster to giant, numbing CGI spectacle.

  4. 17 December 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Delivers what it promises: unrelenting entertainment and pure action.


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