The Vicious Beast Roars

The Vicious Beast Roars is an anime episode of Fate/Zero that was released on 10/29/2011


Rider suddenly appears just the battle with Lancer reaches its climax, much to Saber's consternation. Undeterred, Rider calls out to the many people observing the fight from within the shadows...but it seems he's not the only heroic spirit drawn in by the battle.

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Plot Summary

Rider announces his true name, and Weaver calls him an idiot. After flicking off his young master, Rider asks Saber and Lancer to surrender and relinquish their rights to the Holy Grail in exchange to be his allies. Both Saber and Lancer decline due to their pact and knight's honor. Saber states that she is the king of Britain and that she will not lower herself, and when Rider remarks how a little girl can be king, Saber tells Rider to see what a little girl can do. From the shadows, Kiritsugu asks Maiya if Rider actually ruled the world once. Then, Kayneth speaks from afar as he realizes who has stolen his relic, Waver Velvet. Weaver freaks out a bit, and Rider reassures him. He tells Kayneth that only a man who is brave enough to stand beside him is his true master. Then, Rider ask for those who are lurking in the shadows to come up and for all heroes to come out. When Kirei and Tokiomi hear this and find it troubling, Archer appears out of the golden dust. Archer announces that he is the true king of the world, and Archer gets angry at Rider for requesting his name. Everyone observes Archer's Noble Phantasm.

In the shadows, Kariya summons Berserker whose stats cannot be ready by Weaver. Saber remarks that Berserker is under a heroic chant. Then, Archer aims and fires his sword at Berserker who grabs the sword to fend off Archer's spear. Enraged that his treasure has been defiled, Archer fires multiple weapons at Berserker who deflects all weapons. Kirei informs Tokiomi that Gilgamesh is unleashing more of his Gate of Babylon. Tokiomi uses his Command Seal to make Gilgamesh withdraw. With Gilgamesh gone, Berserker attacks Saber. Rider notices how Berserker can make anything he holds a noble phantasm. Kiritsugu asks Maiya if she can spot Berserker's master. In the nick of time, Lancer slices Berserker's pole before it hits Saber's head. Kayneth uses his Command Seal to make Lancer attack Saber.

Now, Saber has to deal with Berserker and Lancer, and Irisviel will not leave Saber's side. Kiritsugu tells Maiaya to shoot Assassin while he finds Lancer's master. As Kiritsugu counts, Rider has his ox cart run over Berserker. With the Berserker gone, Rider asks Lancer's master to call off Lancer, or they will kill Lancer. Kayneth grits his teeth and calls off Lancer, and Lancer thanks Saber and Rider. Saber asks Rider why he is here. After Rider replies, he finds his master has already fainted. Rider rides off into the sky, and Saber tells Irisviel that she must lift the curse by defeating Lancer.

In the shadows, Kariya laughs like a madman, and he coughs out blood and maggots. He notes his body is failing as he walks back. Meanwhile, Kirei's assassin finds a familiar observing the Church. Somewhere else, Ryuunosuke exclaims how he is excited about the fight, and Caster points in his crystal ball that his maiden (Saber) has been born renew.

Points of Interest

  • Command Seals Used: Kayneth and Tokiomi used one already.
  • Caster believes Saber is his maiden reborn anew.
  • Noble Phantasms: Archer (Gilgamesh)'s Noble Phantasm is Gate of Babylon while Berserker's is unnamed. Berserker can make anything he holds a noble phantasm.


  • Japanese Episode Name: "Kyōjū houkou" (凶獣咆吼)
  • Opening Theme: "oath sign" by LiSA
  • Ending Theme: "MEMORIA" (メモリア) by Aoi Eir

Characters & Voice Actors

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Saber ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ayako Kawasumi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Lancer (Zero) ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hikaru Midorikawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Rider (Zero) ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Akio Ohtsuka ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Berserker (Zero) ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryotaro Okiayu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Gilgamesh ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tomokazu Seki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Irisviel von Einzbern ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sayaka Ohara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Emiya Kiritsugu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rikiya Koyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Maiya Hisau ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ayumi Tsunematsu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Weaver Velvet ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Namikawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kayneth Archibald El-Melloi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yamazaki Takumi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tokiomi Tohsaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sho Hayami ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kirei Kotomine ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jouji (George) Nakata ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kariya Matou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tarusuke Shingaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ryuunosuke Uryuu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Caster (Zero) ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Satoshi Tsuruoka ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Assassin (Zero) ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Akira Ishida ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


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Ei Aoki Director
Gen Urobuchi Original Concept Gen Urobuchi is a Japanese author and the original creator of the Fate/Stay Night series.
Takashi Takeuchi Character Artist/Designer Character artist and cofounder of Type Moon, who's work includes the originals of Tsukihime, Fate/Stay Night, Kara no Kyoukai, and CANAAN.
Yuki Kajiura Music A anime composer who is known for providing music anime created by Bee Train and the .hack series.
LiSA LiSA is a Japanese singer who sings the "oath sign" in Fate Zero and "crossing field" in Sword Art Online.
Eir Aoi Eir Aoi is a Japanese singer known for her song "MEMORIA" used in Fate Zero.


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