Archer: "Just kill yourself, Emiya Shirou. Yes, if that happened, a mistake like me would vanish like mist."
Saber: "They're beginning to think on the same wavelength. If this keeps up, Shirou is certain to catch up to him."
"The problem is the thing he's attempting to slay, stopped being me long ago."
Shirou: "It's true that my wish was a fake... But I sensed a beauty in it. I understand that putting others before myself is hypocritical. But even so... I admired it, thinking, 'If I could live like that, how great would that be?' ... Even if my life is a sham, the wish for others to be happy must be beautiful."
Shirou is just as stubborn in his wish for others to be happy as Madoka/Homura are...
lol Shirou's plot armor is so ridiculous... all those hits he's taken... and Shirou defeats Archer in one decisive hit... lmao
it'd be really easy to make a cut of this that makes it look like it has REALLY bad writing and action scenes.
"Now that I've accepted you, the hero Emiya can no longer stay here."
Archer just admits defeat and backs down on his own will after that... just then Saber warns Archer of an attack, but it's too late... Gilgamesh stabs Archer in the back with a bunch of swords.
"A truly pointless fight between two fakes."
"It's up to you... to defeat him."
Archer then vanishes in Gil's next attack. Tohsaka gets pissed and attacks him.
Saber recognizes him as the Archer from the previous war... Gil explains how he absorbed the mana of the holy grail 10 years ago, and that is how he is still alive even without Kirei. and that the seven servants summoned by masters don't exactly seek the grail itself, but its contents...
"The mages were able to create the grail, but they were unable to provide what is meant to fill it. Mana of the highest purity, with which to fill the grail... If the souls of 6 servants were sacrificed into it... it would be nigh omnipotent."
Saber realizes the Grail she is after won't grant her wish after all... Gil then reminds Saber of what she did 10 years ago... forced by Kotomine's command spell to destroy the grail with her holy sword.
"What spilled forth became a great flame that burned the city."
"At that point, I learned of the grail's true nature... It is rubbish, but it has its uses.Of my many weapons, I have none so perfectly tailored to killing."
Saber then reaches the ultimate conclusion he was getting to... that Gil's goal is to wipe out all of the humans of this era. Now that Kirei isn't getting in his way, he just has this one inferior fake to take care of... but something causes Gil to back down and save his last target for another time. It must be that it's almost time for the ritual to make the grail appear... He wants to open that portal to Hell again that Emiya faced before.
Gil finds that Matou kid, and punches a whole in his stomach to insert the grail's heart into so he can act as the vessel.