On the fifth day of Anime, the focus is on the second part of Fate/zero. (Image Source)
While the first half pretty much builds up the excitement for the second half of Fate/zero, it didn’t disappoint. A lot of people died in the second half (including Rider, but at least he died happy) while Kirei shows his true ambitions and ultimately winning the Grail War. Hopefully, Rin will eventually get her revenge on him in Fate/stay night, but that is beside the point. Aside from showing the evil inside people, there is Kiritsugu’s well-intentioned extremism that came as a result of his heartbreaking childhood memories.
Believe it or not, Kiritsugu’s childhood felt rather tragic because of his father’s work. There is no doubt that he had feelings for his childhood friend, Shirley. Unfortunately, when she accidentally experiments on herself and tells him to kill her as a human, which could have saved the entire village. It’s such a shame since she would be a perfect girl for him.
After killing his dad in cold blood, he experienced more pain while working with Natalia when he puts forth is ideal of killing one to save many by shooting a rocket launcher with her in it with a bunch of vampires. Believe it or not, his ideal has built up emotional pain inside him even though he doesn’t show any emotion whatsoever. With the grail showing his ideal in a warped way, which caused him to become so devastated (perhaps for the fact that he also lost Irisviel along with Maiya), he had Saber destroy the grail. Despite his questionable actions, I just felt bad for him for all the tragic events that he experienced along with losing every woman he had a close relationship with. Hopefully with Shirou, he won’t suffer the same fate.
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