Fate/Zero 2 episode 02
What the hell? Why do I feel so nostalgic? Not much time has passed since I last wrote about Fate/Zero. But there’s a question we must all ask at one point during this season; is it better than the first season or not? It is too soon to say right now, but I must admit that it’s looking incredibly good so far.
A lot of things happened during this episode, things that I didn’t expect to happen during this episode, or the next for that matter. I loved how Rider came up with the idea to use his Noble Phantasm, or more commonly known nowadays as his Reality Marble, to temporarily teleport Caster and his monstrosity to another dimension, so that the rest can figure out a way to permanently take him out. That’s when Kiritsugu came up with a cunning plan that consisted of two parts. First was to find a proper location to defeat it. The second part was for Lancer to sacrifice one of his lances so that Saber could use her true power. There are a lot of things I could say about that, but I will summarize it in just one world; brilliant.
There’s one thing that bothers me though. Rider’s ability to use that Reality Marble relies on the fact that his men will be waiting on the other side. However, will they still be there next time, even if Caster killed over half of them during this battle? I’m really curious about that. Perhaps there’s something that I missed when they explained how his Noble Phantasm works.
The other thing that bothered me was when Kariya faced Tokiomi. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that Kariya is extremely weak for someone who went through hell to obtain power. He used his little insect friends to attack Tokiomi, but he just stood there as Kariya’s insects did nothing but commit suicide as they tried to penetrate his magical barrier. Also, I’m not entirely sure what Kirei is planning to do with Kariya, who has been utterly defeated by Tokiomi. It seems a little bit dark and mysterious right now.
Anyway, a lot of things happened during this week’s episode of Fate/Zero, but I think the highlight was when Saber revealed her sword and used that blast to permanently defeat Caster, that insane freak of nature. That must’ve been the moment where Archer, or Gilgamesh if you will, took interest in Saber, claiming that she was to be his woman. His interest in Saber will only grow into an unhealthy obsession, but that’s still in the future, I think. Right now I’m more concerned about Kirei’s intentions with Kariya, the status of Rider’s Noble Phantasm, and Lancer’s latest puppeteer. I can’t wait to see what happens next!