The Last Command Seal

The Last Command Seal is an anime episode of Fate/Zero that was released on 06/22/2012

Synopsis

Two heroes, two masters, one grail; a winner will be decided.

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Plot Summary

Both Kiritsugu and Kirei stare each other down, and after Kirei kisses his crucifix, he charges at Kiritsugu. Kirei fires at him. In Saber's fight, she is losing to Berserker who knocks Saber to a pillar. During Kiritsugu's fight, his origin shot shatter Kirei's blades. Kirei has more blades and attempts to kick Kiritsugu. Kiritsugu dodges with his Time Alter ability, and on the rebound, he fires with his machine gun. He notices that Kirei is using his Command Seals as his mana source. Kiritsugu realizes that the origin shot has no effect on Kirei if he doesn't use his own mana. Kirei thinks about how he will adjust his defensive timing to counter Kiritsugu's Time Alter ability. He rushes to Kiritsugu and delivers a powerful blow to Kiritsugu's chest. During Saber's fight, she gets stomped by Berserker's foot, and she deflects Berserker's attacks. Saber continues to fight, and Kiritsugu unleashes a barrage of gun fire at Kirei who is caught by surprise. Kiritsugu uses his Double Accel ability to prepare his origin shot which pierces Kirei's right hand.

With both men are exhausted. Kirei notes that he cannot use his right arm and that he has a knife, 2 grenades, 12 black keys, and 8 spare Command Seals, and to win, he thinks he has to crush Kiritsugu's brain to bypass Kiritsugu's instant regeneration ability. Kiritsugu is out of Calico ammo, and he has to reload his Contender. Kiritsugu uses Triple Accel to attack Kirei with the butt of his Contender. Meanwhile, the Holy Grail emerges from Iris's body with black ooze coming from it. Kiritsugu manages to throw a knife at Kirei's leg, and when Kirei charges at Kiritsugu with his blades thrown at him, the ceiling gives way to the black ooze. At Kariya's location, Kariya's body falls over, and Saber kills Berserker with her sword impaling her former friend's body. Berserker asks her one final question before he dies.

Angra Mainyu greets Kiritsugu
Angra Mainyu greets Kiritsugu

Under the starry skies, Kiritsugu finds himself at the beach, and Iris greets him. She explains that his wish will occur in the Holy Grail. Iris points that the vessel is over flowing and urges him to make it take form. Kiritsugu knows Iris is already dead, and the woman states that she has recorded Iris's personality. Kiritsugu remarks that the woman is the will of the Holy Grail and asks how she will grant her wish. Then, Kiritsugu finds himself in his hotel room where he sees on the television that asks which ship he should repair. When gunfire is heard, Kiritusugu sees a ship where many dead bodies are found. The television states that Kiritsugu will kill the other two hundred people if they would force him to fix the ship. Then, Kiritsugu's phone rings and asks him another question to choose. Kiritsugu sees that he will kill three hundred to save two hundred, and a voice explains that Kiritsugu has killed the few to save the many. When Kiritsugu states that he needs a miracle, the voice tells him that the wish cannot be granted since it claims that Kiritsugu does not know. Elsewhere, Kiritsugu finds himself shooting his father with Natalia behind him.

Kiritsugu forces himself to kill fake Illya
Kiritsugu forces himself to kill fake Illya

At sea, the voice explains that Kiritsugu is the embodiment of Angra Mainyu, one worthy to bear all the world's evils. The voice asks Kiritsugu to pick out of the three people, two or one. After he stabs Maiya, he is greeted by Illyasviel, and Iris tells him that the Holy Grail is granting his wish. Kiritsugu tells Illya that he loves her before he kills her. Iris freaks out and asks why he has killed her daughter. Kiritsugu grasps Iris's neck, and Iris asks why he rejects the Holy Grail. The voice tells him that he will curse Kiritsugu. After Kiritsugu snaps his wife's neck, Kirei wakes up in a pool of blood. Kiritsugu points his gun at Kirei who asks him why he has sacrificed everything. He says that the Holy Grail cannot grant wish, and Kirei tells him to give the Grail to him. Kirei begs Kiritsugu to let the Grail live. Saber arrives to see the Holy Grail and she calls it Iris. Gilgamesh greets Saber, and when Saber tries to get the grail, Gilgamesh throws a sword at Saber's leg. Gilgamesh asks Saber to be his woman and to have Saber to toss her desires. When Saber refuses, Gilgamesh attacks her and tells her that he will make her suffer some more. Kiritsugu uses two of his Command Seals to order Saber to use her Noble Phantasm to destroy the Holy Grail. Saber begs Kiritsugu not to do it.

Points of Interest

  • Kiritsugu's Time Alter moves used: Double Accel, Triple Accel, Square Accel
  • Berserker's Last Words: You would still take up your sword for such a reason? As intractable as ever.., (To Saber)
  • Kayneth is seen in a flashback, and he did not have any spoken lines.
  • Angra Mainyu is the will of the Holy Grail that takes form of the chosen one's beloved.
  • Maiya, Natalia, and Norikata appeared in Kiritsugu's vision. They did not spoke any lines.

Miscellaneous

  • Japanese Episode Name: "Saigo no reiju" (最後の令呪)
  • Opening Theme: None
  • Ending Theme: "Up on the Sky, the Wind Sings" by Haruna Luna

Characters & Voice Actors

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Emiya Kiritsugu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rikiya Koyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kirei Kotomine ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jouji (George) Nakata ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Saber ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ayako Kawasumi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Berserker (Zero) ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryotaro Okiayu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kariya Matou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tarusuke Shingaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Irisviel von Einzbern ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sayaka Ohara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Norikata Emiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Natalia Kaminski ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Illyasviel von Einzbern ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mai Kadowaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Gilgamesh ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tomokazu Seki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kayneth Archibald El-Melloi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )

Credits

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Ei Aoki Director
Takashi Takeuchi Original Concept Character artist and cofounder of Type Moon, who's work includes the originals of Tsukihime, Fate/Stay Night, Kara no Kyoukai, and CANAAN.
Gen Urobuchi Original Concept Gen Urobuchi is a Japanese author and the original creator of the Fate/Stay Night series.
Yuki Kajiura Music A anime composer who is known for providing music anime created by Bee Train and the .hack series.

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