Fate/Zer0: Not Enough & Something More


And so it is revealed at the end of the series that the Holy Grail War is little more than a farce. This war in which countless have been killed for centuries, is a bait and switch. The Holy Grail is not a wish granting device that can produce miracles but a created tool with a mind of its own that wishes to acquire an accompanying body for that mind. The whole series was predicated on false advertising. So what’s the point and why would you want to view this series? Read More

Fate/Zer0: Madness and Christ-like-ness

One thing Fate/Zero is very good at doing is creating character foils, and doing so in a way that deepens the viewer’s understanding of both characters rather than propping up a shallow, stock character to play the straight-man for the character the series wants to shine. In fact, the series has layers of foilage (not to be confused with “foliage,” no matter how badly auto-correct wants to correct me) and interconnectedness in which characters play off of each other. The last post was a good example of that interplay and this post will try to touch again upon one of the series’ pet topics, madness and the way it can be reached. Major SPOILER WARNING here at the beginning. There is no way for me to make my point without getting detailed, so you’ll have to deal with spoilers galore. Read More