Fate/Zero 23


The fated episode.


Ah Gilgamesh, realist to the end.











Ah, Gil, you may be an asshole, but you are one fucking awesome, honourable asshole. Using Ea and Enuma Elish on Broskander, even giving him a chance to get up to you… that’s just how you show your respect don’tcha.

Still, what gets me the most is how you spare Waver, after he bravely tells you to fuck off. Goddamnit, I can’t hate you. I just can’t.

Damn, another three more weeks of Fate/Zero and the best bro is already gone. Be awesome, Gil. Be awesome.


  1. Ikas Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 3:35 am

    His dream is to find Ōkeanós. I will find it for him, so when I die and meet him, I could say “Brother, I have found Ōkeanós” and become his pathfinder. So who with me?

  2. ewok40k Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 4:19 am

    I am amazed by epicness of the Rider’s final battle. Hell, epic doesnt even sstart to convey the quality of spectacle. Even Gilgamesh managed to get his best qualities off, being respectful of his opponent and magnanimous towards Waver – though he might be still more respectful to Iskander’s last command.
    I still shudder at the thought of both opponents allying to arm the Ionian Hetairoi with Gate of Babylon… ultimate conquering tool, truly fit to comquer stars themselves!

  3. Roarke Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    Totally in agreement about not being able to hate Gil. Even as far back as the LN, his dialogue (especially about only ever having one friend) and actions (sparing Waver) suddenly made me realize that this guy deserved some consideration, if not sympathy.

    Not Kotomine, though. That bastard has to wait until Heaven’s Feel.

  4. Oblivion Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 5:43 am

    No one mentioned the epicness of Saber vs Berserker? The delicious despair that Saber exudes.

  5. Xellos^_- Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 5:58 am

    ends in 2 weeks, ep1 was a double ep.

  6. Eliseo Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    No wonder Gil has the Chaotic Good alignment.

  7. Roxy Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    I have a question to all of the visual novel readers out there. What happened to Gil to make him such a two dimensional pr**k in FS/N (the anime in any case). Here, his character actually has some honour and complexity. I sort of like the guy. 0.o

  8. Tiresias Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 10:27 am


    IIRC according to him, compared to the Fourth the Fifth War is fought by women and children, not worthy to be acknowledged by the KING :p

  9. SnooSnoo Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    @Roxy His personality became more eccentric at the end of the Fourth War. You will find out why in 2 more episodes.

  10. Roarke Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 11:14 am


    A number of factors including what Tiresias mentioned made Gil the utterly unlikable bastard he is in F/SN. He lived as a human for 10 years between the two, and became utterly disgusted with how hospitable the world became to humanity. Also, half of his motive devolved into simply “marrying” Saber, and nobody likes the kind of “husband” he wanted to be. The rest is pretty much like Tiresias said.

  11. Dakkar Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    Gil in the F/SN visual novel and in the anime aren’t quite the same. I don’t even want to start talking about the UBW movie.

    While he claimed that getting contains of the grail spilled over him hadn’t affected him at all, this is somewhat debatable. Moreover, he had no opponents he respected, even Saber was like something he just wanted to own, and being on the receiving end of his arrogant attitude isn’t exactly the nicest thing ever.
    Oh, and while he had no wish during the fourth war, he’s got one during the fifth. Which also explains the attitude he had toward all the extras he was encountering.

  12. Dynellen Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 4:23 pm


    Well you obviously want spoilers: Gil has the contents of the grail spilled over him. He was bathed in all the evils of the world, despite he saying that did nothing to him it’s obvious his character/attitude took a turn for the more evil after that.

  13. Dakkar Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    Come to think of it, ten years of life in the modern world could have been much worse than getting bathed in all the evils of the world for a brief moment. After all, he didn’t wish for indiscriminate destruction, but desired to “fix” the world so that it becomes more like the one he used to live in. And I don’t even want to start talking about his “diet” during those ten years.

  14. Laza_r_us Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 11:34 pm

    Gen Urobochi just turned Gil into honourable char!?

  15. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 15, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

    No, in the Nasu-verse, Gil’s still an honorable guy, but his cockiness and pride usually overshadows it.

    I think it was in uhh.. F/hA, there’s a kid version of him, who’s like the most awesome dude you’ll meet, then he gets to grow back up and retains the same awesome personality or something.

    typemoon.wikia.com helps.

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