Fate/Zero (2011) s01e11 Episode Script

The Grail Dialogue

1 Irisviel.
Are you all right? They waited for Kiritsugu to leave before launching a frontal assault.
That lightning, and this frontal assault The enemy is likely Rider.
Kurikaesu sekai nando te wo nobashitara In this endlessly repeating world, how many times must I reach out Hakanai namida wa kuroi kokoro tokasuno? so that my hopeless tears thaw my black heart? Mebae dashita omoi ga mune ni hibiita nara If these freshly-sprouted feelings are echoed in your own heart, Kimi no tonari de zutto kawarazu mamoru darou I will forever be by your side, protecting you.
Ochita kibou wo hirotte asu ni tsunaide yukeba If I pick up the fallen hopes and fasten them to tomorrow, Karamatta ibitsuna negai datte hodokeru even my tangled, knotted wishes will come unraveled.
Hikari wo kazashite tamerai wo keshita Shielding my eyes from the light, I did away with all my hesitation.
Ageta katta no wa mirai de What I wanted to give you was the future.
Naiteru yoru daita mama nageki wo sakende As I shouted in grief, holding the teary night close.
Fumi ireta ashi wo tooku no risou ga Sotto iyashite yuku Far-off hopes soothe my feet that are weary from walking.
Tashika na kizuna wo tsuyoku nigiri Hold tight to this bond we can count on, Susumou doko made mo and let's keep going as far as we can, Kegare kitta kiseki wo se ni with this tainted miracle on my back.
Whoa! Hey, Saber! Rider? I came because I wanted to see your castle.
It's kind of gloomy, don't you think? And what's with that armor? You aren't wearing your fashionable suit tonight? Rider, what are you doing here? Can't you tell? I've come to drink.
What else? Stop standing there, and show me around.
Surely you have a garden here suitable for a banquet.
Really, this castle is too dusty.
The Holy Grail is said to be fated for the hands of the one most worthy of it.
And the battle here in Fuyuki will determine who that person is.
If it's simply a means to decide, then there's hardly cause for bloodshed.
If all the Heroic Spirits can be satisfied with our ranking, then the matter will settle itself.
Oh? Then first, you wish to compare your rank against my own, Rider? Indeed.
As one who also lays claim to the title of king, you cannot refuse this opportunity.
You might consider this a Grail Dialogue, rather than a Grail War.
The matter of which among us is most suited to claim the Grail will become clear as we drink.
That is quite enough nonsense, mongrels.
Archer, what is your business here? Ah, I saw him in town, so I figured I might as well invite him.
You're late, Goldie.
Well, I suppose it stands to reason.
You travel by foot, unlike myself.
So you chose to hold a banquet of kings in this depressing place? How will you recompense me for the rudeness of calling me here? Lighten up.
Here, start with a drink.
What is this cheap swill? You really thought we could discern a hierarchy of Heroic Spirits with this? You don't like it? This was among the best I found at the city marketplace.
You can believe it is because you are ignorant of true drink.
Stupid mongrel.
Behold, and acknowledge your folly.
This is the drink of a king! A fine treasure indeed.
Magnificent! My treasury houses only the finest drink and the finest of swords.
This alone should indicate which among us is the greatest of kings.
Archer.
Your finest drink is, indeed, worthy of the finest vessel.
Unfortunately, the Holy Grail is not a drinking cup.
First, we must hear what wish you would have the Grail grant.
You are not ruler here, mongrel.
Already, you violate the rules dictating that we must fight for the Grail.
To begin with, the Grail already belongs to me.
All of this world's treasures, without exception, trace their origin to my treasure house.
Then you once held the Grail? You would know it by sight? No.
Do not consider me as you would some lesser being.
The amount of wealth in my treasury long ago surpassed my own knowledge.
But that it is a treasure also means that it belongs to me.
And any who would take it for themselves is naught but a thief.
Your words are no different than Caster's insane rants.
It appears he isn't the only Servant to have gone mad.
Come, let's not go that far I believe I've got a clue to what Goldie's real name is.
So, Archer You suggest that if we desire the Grail, we must get your permission first? Indeed.
However, there is no reason whatsoever for me to reward mongrels of your ilk.
Wait a minute You're gonna keep it for yourself? Fool.
My magnanimity is limited to my vassals and my people.
In which case, Rider, if you were to swear fealty to me, I could lend you a grail or two whenever you felt the need for one.
Sorry, I'm afraid that's out of the question! But, Archer, surely you have no special interest in the Grail itself, do you? Of course not.
But I must render my judgment to those who would steal treasure from me.
It's a matter of principle.
So then, Archer On what morals and reasoning are these principles based? It is the law.
My law, which I set down as king.
Perfect.
To live according to one's own law is the epitome of kingship.
But still, I want the Grail so badly I can taste it! It's my style to take what I want.
After all, Iskandar is the King of Conquerors, is he not? Right and wrong do not enter into it.
You break the law, and I punish you.
There is no place for discussion.
Which means that all we have left to us is combat.
So, Archer! Would you like to finish this off? There will be plenty of time to kill one another afterwards.
Of course.
Or do you dare cast aspersions on the drink I did you the honor of providing you with? Never! I wouldn't dream of letting such fine drink go to waste! King of Conquest You agreed that the Grail's rightful ownership lies with another, so will you take it by force? What makes the Holy Grail so important to you? Reincarnation.
Hey, wasn't your goal supposed to be world conquest- Idiot.
As if I would leave the conquering to some mere cup! Conquering the world is my dream to make true! The wish I would ask of the Holy Grail is but the first step towards that goal.
Mongrel, you would dare challenge me over something so trivial? Even if magic lends us form in this world, ultimately, we remain Servants.
I wish for rebirth, to live as a flesh and blood man, within this world in which I find myself.
And with nothing but my body, I shall defy both heaven and earth.
That is the meaning of conquest.
Thus it begins, then proceeds, and is finished.
Such is the path of my conquest.
Then the matter is settled, Rider.
I shall kill you myself.
Surely I don't have to remind you of the obvious at this point.
I have every intention of plundering your storehouse bare, so get ready.
That is hardly fitting of how a king should be.
Then let us hear what you would say.
I wish for my homeland's salvation.
With the omnipotent wish-granting device, I shall avert Britain's fate of destruction.
They're having a drinking party, of all things? Shall I continue to leave Archer to his own devices? It can't be helped.
After all, when one is King of Kings, it simply won't do to turn one's back on a question.
Incidentally, Kirei How do you judge the relative strengths of Rider and Archer? Rider may possess a trump card that surpasses the Gordius Wheel.
I believe we should put this to the test.
With Rider and his Master drinking with their guards down, a better chance to attack will never present itself.
The odds of victory do not matter.
Even if Assassin is defeated, as long as he can gauge their relative strengths, our objective will be accomplished.
We do have the option of launching an attack right now, Kirei.
I have no objections.
I believe it will take roughly 10 minutes to summon all of the Assassins.
Fine.
Give the order.
It is a large gamble, but even if we fail, we don't have anything to lose.
Kirei, use a Command Seal to give Assassin the following order: "Be victorious, no matter the cost.
" Hey, King of Knights.
Did you just say that you would change fate? Does that mean you wish to change the past? Indeed.
Even if it is a wish that a miracle alone cannot fulfill, if the Holy Grail is truly omnipotent, then surely Um, Saber Just so I am clear on this It was during your time that this country "Britain" fell? When it was under your rule? Indeed.
That is why I cannot allow it.
That is why I regret it.
I want to alter that outcome! For it was I who was to blame, and no other! Archer, what is so amusing? You call yourself a king, and are praised by all as such And yet you feel "regret"? How can I not laugh? Saber.
Surely you do not mean that you would erase the marks that you yourself have left on history? I do! Why should that bother you? Why do you laugh? The country that gave me my blade, to which I devoted my life, was destroyed.
Why should it be strange for me to find that sad? Did you hear that, Rider? Did you hear what this little girl who calls herself King of Knights said? "To which I devoted my life" Why is that humorous?! To ensure their country's prosperity, a king should be willing to make any sacrifice.
No.
The king does not devote himself.
It is the nation and the people who devote themselves to the king.
Not the reverse.
What? Those are a tyrant's words! Just so.
We are heroes because we are tyrants.
However, Saber, if a king regrets his rule or its end, that king is nothing but a fool.
Even worse than a tyrant.
Iskandar, your reign ended with your heirs slain, and your empire dissolved into three parts.
You have no regrets about that end? None.
Not if it came to pass by my judgment and my retainers' sacrifices Its destruction was inevitable.
I shall mourn it.
And shed tears over it.
But I shall never regret.
You Let alone undo it! Such an act would be an insult to all who fought alongside me! Only warriors can find glory in destruction! Of what worth is a king who fails to protect the powerless? A just rule, with just laws Those are the true duties of a king! So you, the king, are a slave to what is right? That is acceptable.
A king is a martyr to their ideals.
That is not how a person should live.
If I rule the nation as king, I cannot expect to live as a person.
King of Conquerors, you seek the Grail merely for your own benefit.
You could never understand You who became a ruler only to satisfy your endless greed.
A king without greed is even worse than a figurehead! Saber.
You said you would martyr yourself for your ideals.
In life, you must have been a pure saint.
A proud and noble figure, certainly.
But who can truly admire the martyr's thorny path? Who dreams of such an ending? A king The king must be greedier than any other.
He must laugh more loudly and rage for longer.
He must embody the extreme of all things, good and evil.
That is why his retainers envy and adore him.
And why the flames of aspiration, to be as the king is, can burn within his people.
Proud king of chivalry The righteousness and ideals you embraced may indeed have saved your nation and her people once.
However, surely you must know what became of those who were saved by you, but left to fend for themselves.
What? You saved them, but you never led them.
You never showed them what a king should be.
You abandoned your men when they lost their way.
Then, alone and untroubled, you followed your own pretty little ideals.
Thus, you are no true king.
You are only a little girl, enraptured by a false idol of the king who serves others, but not themselves.
I I What are you laughing at, Archer? It is nothing.
I simply thought that your anguished face was a lovely sight to behold.
It was the face of the virgins who shower me with flower petals in my bed.
You truly are a woman after my own heart.
Bastard! Assassin? Is this your doing, Golden Boy? Tokiomi humiliates himself.
This isn't fair! Why are there so many Assassins? We are the one, become many.
A Servant who is many and also one.
But a Servant who is one, with many shadows.
A Servant with multiple personalities has split into separate bodies for each? R-Rider, um Calm yourself, boy.
Even those rude enough to interrupt our banquet may yet show us which is the greatest king.
So you'll invite them to your banquet, also, King of Conquerors? Of course.
The king's words are for all to hear.
If they have come to listen, it matters not if they are friend or foe.
Now, don't hold back! Any who would speak with us, come forth and take a cup.
This drink is as your blood! Very well.
As I said, this drink is as your blood.
If you insist on spilling it then so be it.
Saber! Archer! Here is our banquet's final question.
Does a king stand alone? The king must indeed be alone! No, you don't understand at all.
I suppose I'll have to show you exactly what a real king is.
This is A Reality Marble? That's impossible.
A mental image materialized into the real world? My armies once rode across these sands.
The place all the heroes who stood with me, through joy and sorrow, will never forget.
I can make this world real because it still exists within our hearts! Behold my endless armies! Their bodies destroyed, and their souls offered to the world as Heroic Spirits.
And still, these legendary heroes pledge their loyalty to me! My bond with them is my greatest treasure, my path of kingship! The ultimate Noble Phantasm that I, Iskandar, possess.
Ionian Hetairoi! Each of these is a Servant! It has been a long time, partner.
A king must live a grander life than any other's, and embody his people's image of admiration! Yes! Yes! Yes! He who is worthy of all heroes' envy, and he who leads their way, is the king! Therefore, the king is not alone.
For his will equals that of all his followers combined! Yes! Yes! Yes! Now, then Shall we begin, Assassin? As you can see, what we have created here is a plain.
Unfortunately, with our superior numbers, we hold the advantage.
Annihilate them! That ending wasn't as much fun as I'd hoped for.
We have said all there is to say.
I suppose that will do for today.
Wait, Rider.
I still You, keep silent.
Tonight was for a conversation amongst kings.
But I no longer recognize you as a king, Saber.
Little girl, wake from your sad dream.
If you don't, you'll someday lose even that modicum of pride you retain as a Heroic Spirit.
The dream of a king you spoke of is a curse.
What? Pay him no heed, Saber.
You are correct.
Follow the path you believe in.
Your pain and sorrow as you bear a burden of kingship that is too heavy a weight for any.
It is splendid to look upon.
Keep at it, oh King of Knights.
It is possible you may prove worthy of still more of my love.
Saber I remember.
There was once a knight who left Camelot, claiming that King Arthur didn't understand how others felt.
Perhaps that sentiment was shared by everyone who sat at the Round Table.
Episode 11: Discussing the Grail Shizuka ni utsuri yuku tooi kioku no naka In my distant, shifting memories, Omoide ni yorisoi nagara kimi wo omoeru nara All I wish is to love you as I snuggle your memory.
Itsumo minareteru madobe ni utsutta Your eyes, which I see reflected in the window so often, Sono hitomi wa ashita wo muite ita were looking out towards the future.
Aa sakaraenu sadame to shittemo Kowaku nai Even if I learn that my fate cannot be changed, I will not be afraid.
Kokoro kara shinji te iru I believe in you from the bottom of my heart.
Shizuka ni utsuri yuku tooi kioku no naka In my distant, shifting memories, Kimi to sugoshita akashi wa tashika ni koko ni aru The proof that we spent time together does exist here.
Afure dasu kimochi wo oshiete kureta kara Because you told me of your feelings that could not be contained, Kono sekai ga nakunatte mo watashi wa soko ni iru even if this world vanishes, I will be with you.
This begins the second stage.
I'm not a normal human.
It is not that simple! Follow what you seek.
The path is now open to you.
But that is an evil that must be punished!