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Is there anyone who's read the VN and can still say Shirou is a bland character?
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>>121324509
Bland isn't the only writing flaw that exist.
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>>121324509
Right here, OP.
Everything around him is interesting. Shirou himself, however, is boring as all hell. He's well written, but that doesn't make him fun to watch in the slightest
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I still find him boring due to his black and white morality. I haven't read Heaven's Feel though.
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>>121324509
He's not bland, just plain insufferable.
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>>121324509
>>>/jp/
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>>121325301

Heaven's Feel Shirou is best Shirou, period.
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>>121326827
You mistyped UBW
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>>121326827
Nah, UBW Shirou best Shirou
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>>121326870
>>121326886

In UBW Shirou is still attached at the basically-retarded concept of superhero imprinted by Kiritsugu.

How is that "best Shirou"?
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>>121326991
He reaches a better understanding of the concept, in HF he just abandons it for some wormpussy, not to mention that UBW Shirou is the most balanced in terms of powerlevel
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>>121326991
>Implying HF Shirou isn't
He just had to set it aside for a few weeks for Sakura's sake. Chances are he's even more committed to it after HF to atone for all the shit he let fly during the route
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>>121326827
> heaven's feel
> best anything
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>>121327211
Doesn't seem like it. Shirou's big thing is going travelling to be a hero of justice and it doesn't seem like he's left Fuyuki at all due to his defective puppet body.
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>>121327228
It had some of the best scenes, too bad the route itself was shit.
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>>121327131
>>121327211

Wormpussy aside, I think my point still stands: even if in UBW there's a development in the whole "superhero" thing, I feel like he's still way too influenced by Kiritsugu, where in Heaven's Feel (even if it was for a few days, but I don't think so) he's just doing for once what he wants to do, and not what he thinks is right.

Basically in Heaven's Feel, for once, he's just being himsel, and not some Kiritsugu copycat.
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>>121327421
But the point of UBW is that he realizes that it's an ideal worth pursuing by his own will and not due to obligation to Kiritsugu
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How come in the Fate Route everyone tells Shirou to back the fuck up and let the more experieenced masters and servants handle everything, yet in UBW everyone encourages him to be a super hero who fights using projection magic?
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>>121327211
Shirou basically became a bystander and let a lot of people die because he got obsessed with Sakura. All while deluding himself that making Sakura live a happy life will compensate for it, as if that should be determined by him and not the people that died or those who suffered because of it.

He's even shittier because he suddenly decided all the world was reduced to Sakura and therefore all his decisions and beliefs should revolve around her, even if it means damaging others or himself.
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>>121327615
Different circumstances.
In fate he has the fucking powerhouse that is Saber. Supposedly at least. In UBW, for most of the route at least, he has nothing to back him up except his one magic.
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>>121327712

That's how humans act, it has way more sense that "I'm gonna save everybody! Yay!".
Maybe it's not the right thing to do, but humans do that, they commit themselves to something, willing to give everything for that, even if it means hurting oneself or others.
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>>121327615
I don't know, maybe because Shirou actually displays some anti-Servant combat potential in UBW?

All he does in Fate is get his shit wrecked until the Kirei fight
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I'm playing through UBW right now and can I take a guess at what happens?

Does Shirou project a copy of Risk Breaker to take back saber? If not, why would or wouldn't this work?
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>>121327882
It's "Rule Breaker". But no, he doesn't do that.
And I'm pretty sure it wouldn't work: Shirous projections are just copies, I don't think it would have the same powers.
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>>121327421
There is nothing wrong in taking inspiration in other people to give shape to your ideals. Many things are built upon something that already exists, and it doesn't make them any less valid.

What is wrong in UBW is that it only levels up Shirou's moralfaggotry and makes him twice as insufferable. His ideals never get properly explored, and because it's such a vital plot point, it makes the plot crumble under a thousand pages of nothing. The only thing he got out of it was take Archer as a lesson to not become a counter guardian, but he's left unchanged since the start of the route.
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>>121327882
Probably wouldn't work because Rule Breaker is not a man made weapon. Probably. Same reason he can't project Excalibur
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>>121328044

No, RB was a creimonial weapon, so even if it originates form tge Age of Gods, it was still made by men.
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>>121328044
Except he can project Excalibur
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>>121324509
Yes.

I don't know why y'all take it as a personal insult that people find him bland and dull as all hell. Doesn't matter how developed or tragic or whatever he is.
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>>121328044
The fuck are you talking about? Shirou projects Rule Breaker in HF and stabs Dark Sakura.
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>>121328179

Not by himself, tho. Maybe with Archer's arm?

And I think>>121328044 was confused, and tought of Gilgamesh's GOB where there are only man-made weapons.
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It doesn't matter if a person is complex or not complex, bland or not bland.

I like Tohno Shiki and he's mostly stationary in his development in Tsukihime. I dislike Kurosaki Ichigo even if he changes and pingpongs around as a dynamic growing character in the manga.

Being dynamic or static means nothing in how good a character is.
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>>121326991
UBW Shirou understands his ideal far better than Kerry.
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>hating on smex
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>>121327984
>His ideals are never properly explored
The entire VN is mostly just an exploration of his ideals, and Zero elaborated on them as well
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>being a chuuni faggot
>naming your special attacks and praying broken english after you grow up
CHUUNI AS FUCK

If you started using German names, you're one step away from Rikka.
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>>121327984
>What is wrong in UBW is that it only levels up Shirou's moralfaggotry

I don't think you understand tat word. Shirou never forces his morality on anyone but himself, and in UBW he learns to relax it a bit, as he understands that logically, it's not always possible to save everyone, but at the same time it's not wrong to try.

There's nothing really needed to be added to that. It's a very reasonable goal: help others as much as you can, but know that sometimes, shit happen.
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>>121328296
>Not by himself, tho. Maybe with Archer's arm?
Your point?
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>>121328420
He went to london with rin so he can speak engrish later on presumably.
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>>121327825
>That's how humans act
Humans also go around doing all kinds of fucked up shit out of selfishness, however that doesn't justify anything.

Is not that Shirou decided to commit to someone, he outright thought Sakura's life was more important and above the hundreds of lives that were lost. The fact that throughout the route he still makes up excuses for allowing something horrible to happen and deludes himself that everything will be ok if he just makes up for how much destruction Sakura did (which he can't) makes him disgusting.

He did something horrible out of selfishness, yes, but that layer of self-deception is what makes him truly disgusting.

>>121328044
He actually projected Excalibur in the Fate route IIRC.
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>>121327984
Are you even able to read?
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>>121327228
>Best anything
Best Kirei, best Ilya
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>>121328600
Shirou projected Caliburn in Fate. Big difference
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>>121328600
>He actually projected Excalibur in the Fate route IIRC.
That was Caliburn
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>>121328600
So, killing is alright as long as it's one person?
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