Happy Mother’s Day, Kiritsugu.
While I can admire Kiritsugu’s ability to ‘cut’ off his feelings as he pulls the trigger, it’s a different matter for the man himself. While his origin allows to ‘cut’ off his feelings, but ‘tying’ them back together to the man himself is where he can’t seem to resolve it properly.
Every time he chooses these drastic measures, apparently for the sake of the most effective, efficient way of doing it, it just feels to me he’s totally given up on the world and doing it out of spite. As if pulling a tantrum that never really ends. Towards the world that denied him a beautiful place in it. And where justice is present and all encompassing.
It’s like what Natalia says, he’s just too much of a machine in one way. But additionally, he’s too human in the other way. In that manner, Shirou feels a lot more respectable to me now.