Fate/Apocrypha Episode 25: We made it!

Click here to check this post out on my personal website.

Okay, let’s finish off this last remnant from the fall season before starting the new stuff. While this ending wasn’t great, it was better than I expected. For many of the scenes, I found myself thinking I could live with that explanation, which is something I don’t think I say often for this series.

First off, let’s deal with Semiramis. While I was annoyed that she survived, her final scene with Shirou was one of the scenes that I accepted as fine. She briefly explains why she fell in love with Shirou, and the explanation wasn’t terrible (that he saw her as a partner rather than a pretty face). Also, I assume her final line is some reference to the real Semiramis that I didn’t get.

So…just don’t direct resources to the immortality wish? Problem solved? I’m sure there’s some rule about magic in this world where you can’t easily stop a spell in progress without additional effort.

The episode also did the thing where the character says something that’s intentionally kept quiet until a few moments have passed. I always get annoyed when I see that.

Is the “Reverse Side of the World” something that’s established in the Fate world? I’m not super familiar with all of the lore in the series, so I don’t recognize it. But it’s brought up as the solution as though anyone should know about it, so I can only assume that it’s an established place.

As for Jeanne and Sieg’s ending, I want to be upset about it, but I can somewhat accept it. It was literally the first scene in the series, after all. I also don’t know enough about this reverse world to know whether it’s possible for a dead Servant to appear in it anyway.

Final Score: 6/10 Could have been worse…it had its moments and some of the characters were solid.

Leave your comments here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: