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    Quote Originally Posted by Comartemis View Post
    Rather than overpowered, given everything that Shirou is up against the UBW Good End feels more like the only ending where he has anything resembling a fighting chance of making a difference (barring the one he just made by stopping the Grail from blowing everything up).
    So, to fulfill his dream of being a hero, he has to have a top mage talent on one arm and a spirit capable of annihilating armies on another? Geez, whatever happened to helping old ladies across the street?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arashi_Leonhart View Post
    Geez, whatever happened to helping old ladies across the street?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VelspertheCat View Post
    So you want Shirou to be closer to everyone's personal idol and savior Gilgamesh? I think he had a harem. And overpowered pew pew swords. He also made a difference in the world and saved mankind.
    I sense a trap here so I'm just going to poke it with a stick and see what happens.

    Yeah, and give him a spaceship to hang out on too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arashi_Leonhart View Post
    So, to fulfill his dream of being a hero, he has to have a top mage talent on one arm and a spirit capable of annihilating armies on another? Geez, whatever happened to helping old ladies across the street?
    Isn't Saber massively depowered without the grail to support her? I don't think annihilating armies is in the playbook anymore unless Rin precedes it with a ten or fifteen-person orgy. For that matter the prana drain on Rin from supporting Saber means she's probably not doing so hot either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comartemis View Post

    Isn't Saber massively depowered without the grail to support her? I don't think annihilating armies is in the playbook anymore unless Rin precedes it with a ten or fifteen-person orgy. For that matter the prana drain on Rin from supporting Saber means she's probably not doing so hot either.
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    Real body, plus technically the Grail is still around to support her. Like Gil after the 4th. Plus we already know that Saber is not the average Servant in regards to mana, she only needs the jump, the battery inside her does the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arashi_Leonhart View Post
    Real body, plus technically the Grail is still around to support her. Like Gil after the 4th. Plus we already know that Saber is not the average Servant in regards to mana, she only needs the jump, the battery inside her does the rest.
    Oh right, databooks and dragon bullshit. I'm pretty sure her body isn't real in the same sense that Gil's is real though. Gil got dunked in the grail mud and Gaia doesn't give a shit about him any more. Saber still disappears when her prana runs out.

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    I meant the Grail still being around to support Servants, not the Grail being around to not care about live bodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arashi_Leonhart View Post
    I meant the Grail still being around to support Servants, not the Grail being around to not care about live bodies.
    But it's not. It got Excaliblasted.

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    That wasn't the core of the Grail System.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Comartemis View Post
    But it's not. It got Excaliblasted.
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    Saber has a real bad hit rate for Grail targeting. First she hits the Lesser Grail. Then she hits the opening made by the Lesser Grail. You'd think her AoE would be good for inclusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IhaxlikeNoob View Post
    That wasn't the core of the Grail System.
    If the ritual is what maintains the existence of the servants then Saber wouldn't have vanished in Fate after she blasted the cup or the ooze ball or whatever you want to call it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comartemis View Post
    But it's not. It got Excaliblasted.
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    Shirou had explained it to her afterward, the fact that what they had destroyed was merely the mouth of the beast, its heart still beating beneath the mountain.
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    I know but the metaphor was apt.

    Also, timing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Lark View Post
    Here's the pitch for this story. It may or may not make you feel better, Comartemis: http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread...=1#post1502510
    So that's why it's so familiar! I had forgotten you were the one who wrote that snippet, and just thought there was a sudden rash of Exalted fics going on in the last few weeks.

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    ....Alright, I'm sold. By this snippet and the inspiration/world building. This sounds awesome and in a very refreshing flavor.

    I especially like how Shinji went out with a bang, and bitching about how at least Shirou was fucking up too. Great black humor.

    And I love how Shirou's unique inner world and mentality is being explored here. This story, if it ever gets that far, is going to become real interested when Shirou starts making his own progeny. I wonder, is he going to have the voice in his head too? Unwoven Coadjutor or something? Doesn't sound like it, but it also has some potential. It would shape the entire story by necessity though.

    Everyone getting Exaltations is pretty amusing though. Lots of potential. Saber exalting within the hour is gold, although I wonder what happens to the dragon she has locked up within her. Which is an interesting thought, that she was technically some kind of dragon or dragon-blooded, and then Exalted. Wouldn't the dragon get nommed or fueled into more Essence, or something similar? Saber may bust right past the Essence 5 cap from the word go, hard coded limit be damned, just because of that dragon screwing it all up.

    I wonder if Rin is the Lunar mate to Saber, Shirou, or someone else.

    I'm also reminded of old ideas of Gilgamesh being a Solar and Enkidu being his Lunar mate. Alas, would not fit and is so awesome it deserves its own story.

    Really interested in finding out where this will go though. It sounds like a wild ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hymn of Ragnarok View Post
    I wonder, is he going to have the voice in his head too? Unwoven Coadjutor or something? Doesn't sound like it, but it also has some potential. It would shape the entire story by necessity though.
    Yes. Senbrek is holding his Exaltation, and will become his Unwoven Coadjutor once he is Exalted.

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