You might be wondering who is Archer’s true identity. Isn’t it obvious?
With Caster finally defeated, Archer is now freed from his master. He decides to finish what he set out to do and kill Shirou. Thankfully, Rin managed to make a contract with Saber so that she can become her master. It’s a big difference for Saber since she is no longer bounded by Shirou’s pathetic source of mana. In fact, she is almost at her full power as she was in the last Grail War. As expected, it seems that Archer was struggling against her afterwards.
Aside from that, Archer finally showed his Nobile Phantasm, Unlimited Blade Works, which in reality is just a marble reality with a graveyard of swords. Still, his true identity is very apparent. Archer is basically Shirou with the same ideals. Given that he was burned by his ideals many times and the very person he saved ultimately betrayed him, he wants to kill Shirou once and for all to prevent that fate from happening again.
With that, I have to admit that Archer managed to be worse than Shirou for the fact that he is ruthless. At least Shirou had some redeeming qualities since he has Rin to keep him in check. For Archer, considering that he despises mankind, he is so far gone that nothing will bring him back to his senses. In short, he is a worse version of Shirou, especially when he has the nerves to kidnap Rin.
Now that Archer kidnaps Rin, it seems that Shirou has no choice but to face Archer himself and settle things once and for all. This makes me wonder, how is he going to do it with so little mana supply? Yep, it seems likely that Rin will have to supply some when he faces off Archer. Before that can happen, Rin needs to be saved. In that case, Lancer offers to help him. This makes me wonder, who is his master and where is Kirei hiding? I guess we’ll find out as the Grail War begins to conclude. ¶