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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Genderswap in Fate/stay night

Hello people, have a nice morning/evening/night depending the time you may be reading this or accidentally bumped here. The reason of my post is due to my “controlable” and non addictive hook to TYPE-moon's Fate franchise, I love all the Fate series : Fate/stay night, Fate/Zero, Fate/hollow ataraxia, Fate/extra and even the non canon Carnaval Phantasm. I really like the series despite the fact that they change some heroic spirits from the past to pretty girls (note that even when pretty they can take out Orochimaru's butt easier than a Sannin team). This is done for fanservice or to pervs out there to have some fantasies with them(me included XD) and to have a romance issue in the series. Without losing the point I hope that with this post I not only do a mediocre class job but, to create an interest from my viewers on how awesome and cool the fate franchise is. Without further filler I will start.

Since I'm not going in deep with servant classes, noble phantasms or with magecraft her, I will do just a brief bio on the original heroic spirit and then a bio on the fate character. Note this is the beginning of the age I will post so much Fate/Zero people will troll me to death. Without losing point I will begin speaking about: “King Arthur”, “emperor Nero”,”Jack the ripper” “Frankestein” and “Sir Francis Drake”.

King Arthur/ Arturia Pendragon
What you think right now:

According to legend:
King Arthur is a legendary British leader of the late 5th and early 6th centuries, who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the early 6th century. The details of Arthur's story are mainly composed of folklore and literary invention, and his historical existence is debated and disputed by modern historians. The sparse historical background of Arthur is gleaned from various sources, including the Annales Cambriae, the Historia Brittonum, and the writings of Gildas. Arthur's name also occurs in early poetic sources such as Y Gododdin.

What we get in fate:

According to fate:
Saber's true identity is Altria Pendragon (アルトリア・ペンドラゴン, also romanized as Artoria and Arturia), better known as Arthur Pendragon (アーサー・ペンドラゴン, ) and King Arthur, who is regarded as a male in history. She is the "Once and Future King" and a legendary hero of England.
While Arthur is a hero well known as a model for knights, it is said he actually existed as "Dux Bellorum", the king of War, and was a great general who led the twelve kings of Northern England, Gododdin, while preventing foreign invasion from forces such as the Scottish and the Picts. This identity of the real great leader behind the legend of King Arthur has many variations, and it is though that there may have been two people who fit the description of the king. One is the full Briton Arthur, while the other is the Roman Arturius, and their two separate sets of accomplishments are said to have merged into the legend of King Arthur that is known in the present time.

Nero Claudius
What you think right now:

Accorfing to myth:
Nero (Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus); 15 December 37 – 9 June 68)was Roman Emperor from 54 to 68, and the last in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Nero was adopted by his great-uncle Claudius to become his heir and successor, and succeeded to the throne in 54 following Claudius' death. During his reign, Nero focused much of his attention on diplomacy, trade, and enhancing the cultural life of the Empire. He ordered theaters built and promoted athletic games. During his reign, the redoubtable general Corbulo conducted a successful war and negotiated peace with the Parthian Empire. His general Suetonius Paulinus crushed a revolt in Britain and also annexed the Bosporan Kingdom to the Empire, beginning the First Roman–Jewish War.

what we get in fate:

Just for the record she is not another incarnation of the girl above neither she is the same person she is just similar (actually smaller Arturi is 1.57 m while Nero is 1. 45 or a midget)

According to myth:
Saber's identity is Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, the Fifth Roman Emperor. She had the reputation of a notorious tyrant whose rule was made up of schemes and poison as she oppressed all religious forces, especially Christians, and the Roman Senate during the period from 50 to 60 AD. It is believed in one theory that the Book of Revelation was written as a reaction against said oppression. She was regarded in the same light as the devil, as the assumed Hebrew pronunciation of of her name as a emperor, Caesar pronounced as "NRVN QSR", equates with the "Number of the Beast". This name and the "Beast of Babylon" refers to Rome itself and it is not an alias given to her as an individual.

Jack the Ripper

What you think:

According to legend:
Jack the Ripper" is the best-known name given to an unidentified serial killer who was active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. The name originated in a letter, written by someone claiming to be the murderer, that was disseminated in the media. The letter is widely believed to have been a hoax, and may have been written by a journalist in a deliberate attempt to heighten interest in the story. Other nicknames used for the killer at the time were "The Whitechapel Murderer" and "Leather Apron".

What we get in fate:

According to fate:
Jack is the perpetrator of a series of gory murders in 19th Century England. She grew up without ever having a home, and spent her time living in the streets. She was extremely thin, and lived outside even during cold weather. She only has memories of the alleyways shrouded in mist and stench. The areas where she slept were not places of rest, but rather nests covered in waste and feces where filthy rats ran about. She was in constant danger of being attacked at night while she slept, and upon waking up on the morning, someone may have easily died during the night. She constantly dealt with pitch black smog so bad that she often couldn't breath properly or even open her eyes. She eventually reached the point where her mind she could no longer deal with the conditions. Upon randomly finding prostitutes, she would impose her image of a mother onto them. After being rejected, she would simply wander the streets once more without change. If she came into contact with her "Mother" again, she would slowly approach within the mist, and after saying "I'm sorry", she would slit their throats. As they were in anguish, she began to dissect them while in tears. After obtaining a part of the woman, she would press it against her face and cry while remembering the warmth of her mother's womb.

Sir Francis Drake
What you think:

According to the legend:
Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral (1540 – 27 January 1596) was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Elizabeth I of England awarded Drake a knighthood in 1581. He was second-in-command of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588. He also carried out the second circumnavigation of the world, from 1577 to 1580. He died of dysentery in January 1596 after unsuccessfully attacking San Juan, Puerto Rico.His exploits were legendary, making him a hero to the English but a pirate to the Spaniards to whom he was known as El Draque, Draque being the Spanish pronunciation of "Drake". His name in Latinised form was Franciscus Draco (Francis the Dragon). King Philip II was claimed to have offered a reward of 20,000 ducats, about £4 million (US$6.5M) by modern standards, for his life.

What we get in fate:

According to fate:
The person who circumnavigated the globe and paved the way for England to become the dominate superpower in the Age of Discovery through its substantial earnings. This person was also the one who was given credit for the virtual destruction of Spain's Invincible Armada, which caused the nation once thought of as "the kingdom on which the sun will never set" to teeter on the edge of collapse. She is a person who has dedicated her life to hedonistic pursuits and sees no difference between a paragon of virtue and a rogue scoundrel. She revels in all things gaudy, whether they are in war or in her private life, and is content to chase after ephemeral pleasures and leave nothing of worth behind, much like the passing of a raging storm. She is particularly entranced with treasures of gold and sliver, but her true love lies not with enduring treasure, but those treasures that explode like fireworks and then quickly fade away. As she so often declares, "I chase after gold so that I can scatter it like a storm!" It is for this reason that she is wholly incompatible with the Hero of Legend that symbolizes "an inexhaustible treasury." She would also be at odds with the fox-eared Caster, as Caster is the epitome of eternity. As a devoted libertine, all that matters to her is the inevitable crash at the end of it all. A Legendary Spirit who is completely indifferent to the frailty of human existence, she is content to indulge in her own whims and desires until death comes to greet her. She died of dysentery at the age of 55. Her dying wish was that she be buried in her full armor.

Why TYPE-MOON changes their gender?
Fanservie maybe, or maybe they try to bring more heroines to the plot due to the lack of heroines in the mythology and history, still it can be assumed that the writers try to relate them to the rest of the male protegonists in a different way (most people woudn't like a male Arthur with Shirou).

Final words
If anyone read until here I'm surprised. I reallly enjoyed doing this post and i hope that you may like ore ven better get hoked int fate franchise. It was really fun to do this and i hope you can keep supporting the blog. Have a nice morning/day/night!


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