「歩き出す運命」 (Arukidasu Unmei)
“Walking Into Destiny”
All this time I thought Team Black were the bad guys. Have I been sorely mistaken?
Compared to a lot of other Fate shows, I’m really enjoying how this one is really blurring the line between what’s “good” and “evil”. With a lot of focus on Team Black and their crazy setup (homunculus, crazy Holy Grail theft, world renown vampire as team leader), I was under this impression that they were the bad guys. But, after seeing Team Black attempt to take out Jeanne (makes you wonder for what purpose they want to remove Ruler from the game) as well as getting a glimpse at some of the members sitting in that dingy room, I’m starting to question if Mordred’s team is just as bad if not worse than Team Black. And if anything, if we’re using colors as a basis here, I suppose it wouldn’t be too unrealistic to think that the red in Team Red could be referring to just how “bloody” their methods may be.
Luckily, it looks like we’ll get some sense of morality through the Servants and just how little they care about the actual Greater Holy Grail war. For Team Black, my two personal favorites are probably Astolfo and Frankenstein’s Monster. Starting with the former, I’m glad to see that he literally can’t care less about what other’s want and will boldly lie to people even with an unconscious boy over his shoulder. Like, for a Fate show, I don’t think I’ve ever chuckled as hard as I did when Astolfo said “No” with zero hesitation to those two guards. Toss in how he seems to let his master do whatever she wants and shows no sense of satisfaction for it and you have a Servant who I can get behind one hundred and ten perfect. For the latter, I must say that ever since her appearance, there’s just something charming about Frankenstein’s Monster. While it’s a damn shame that we can’t hear her speak because she’s part of the Berserker class, her calm demeanor combined with her Master’s slife-of-life type of personality makes for a duo that I wouldn’t mind watching a whole episode of. It also doesn’t hurt that she also seems to be pretty strong and as all of Fate/GO players know, brute forcing content with a Berserker is always doable and it looks like it’ll apply to Apocrypha too.
Besides that, we weren’t really given all that much in this week’s episode. With a clear lack of Mordred and no explanation behind how this frail homunculus will end up being with Jeanne, it looks like we’ll have to wait even longer before the story really hits its stride. That said, I think things have been building up fairly well and I’m really hoping that before we know it the story will hit its stride and be throwing wave after wave of awesome things at us.
In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week where we’ll hopefully get to see some more Mordred :’) See you then!