Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei! Episode 6: Holy Grail

Vantage

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  1. Wanderer says:

    It’s not that Iris didn’t care about Kuro, I don’t think, it’s that she felt there was nothing she could say to her. There was no way she could apologize for what she had done. Even though it had never been meant to happen that way, Kuro’s life, her identity, her very NAME was taken away and given to another girl so that that girl could live an ordinary life. I am sure Iris didn’t know, but what comfort is that after ten years, now that everything is done, and Kuro can’t even call herself by the name she was born with? What could Iris say to make it better?

    “It almost looks like the Holy Grail granted its own wish… but that can’t possibly be it, right?”

    Well… is there a particular reason why it couldn’t? :p

    The Grail, as always, is imperfect. It doesn’t create true miracles, it instead makes use of the tools on hand to make a semblence of the wish coming true (which is the way it has always ended up working, if you remember the Fate franchise). It stabilized Kuro’s to prevent the immediate collapse, but she is still a mana-based creature. As long as she continues to receive a supply of it from someone, she will continue to live (thus granting the wish). Fortunately, she happens to have a “sister” on hand who seems to not want to let her die…

    • Vantage says:

      That sort of thing reeks of a self-awareness and autonomy I didn’t think this Grail would have. I thought it was just a clump of energy, and that Kuro was the container – I guess I see the Grail and Kuro as two separate entities. As for the wish itself, I hope there’s no Angra Mainyu in this spin-off. Basically, I hope it turns out to be a happy wish.

      • Wanderer says:

        Illya/Kuro IS the lesser Grail. She is its awareness, and her subconscious is likely what directs it. However, even in FSN the Grail had enough awareness to give suggestions and show possibilities of granted wishes (“hey, you want world peace? I think you should do it by KILLING EVERYONE IN THE WORLD, BWHAHAHAHAHA!”)

        And no, so far as we’ve been able to tell, the Einzbern family completely severed connections with the other mage families a long time in the past. As a result they never had the whole working together to create the Holy Grail thing going on, and the successive wars that resulted in the original mess. The Einzberns instead tried to do it alone, and Iris and Kiritsugu screwed everything up by choosing to save their daughter rather than go along with everything.

        The author has made some comments elsewhere discussing details of when and where history diverged in Prisma Illya compared to FSN, but I only heard about them secondhand, and I can’t remember the specifics.

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