Type-Moon: Fate/Stay Night – Gilgamesh Papercraft
Posted on Jun 25 2012 at 12:05:52 AM in Artists
This papercraft is the Gilgamesh, based on the game / anime series Fate/Stay Night by Type-Moon. This paper craft model is designed by Carlos Jacome. Gilgamesh, also known as Archer, is the Archer-class Servant of Tokiomi Tohsaka in the Fourth Holy Grail War of Fate/Zero. He later forms a new contract with Kirei Kotomine that lasts ten years later into the time of the Fifth Holy Grail War of Fate/stay night. He has a fascination with Saber during both stories.
Gilgamesh is a tall and dignified young man with golden hair standing up like a blazing flame. He is described as handsome with an elegant face, and his eyes, crimson like blood, are visibly not those of a human and give off a mysterious radiance that makes people wither. He has a “perfect, Golden-proportioned body” described as emanating majesty that makes flames surrounding him afraid to come close. He normally wears golden armor that makes a heavy first impression on those he encounters. He is often referred to as the “golden Archer” and the “golden-sparkling Servant,” and Rider generally calls him “Goldy.” Rin also calls him “goldie”, but it has less to do with the color of his hair and more simply due to the fact that she thinks he looks like he is living a rich and luxurious life.
He likes to wear casual clothes, “playing attire” to ward off boredom from being in spirit from, when not in battle, such as a modern match-up of a leather jacket with furs and fashionable leather pants. He looks like a regular foreigner to both Rin and Archer, and he doesn’t openly give off the impression of a Servant or Master due to his body being made of flesh after the Fourth Holy Grail War.
After drinking his potion of youth, he takes the form of a young child. He has the same blood-red eyes and golden hair that makes him stand out from others. Shirou is unable to identify him from sight, and he finds it hard to believe they’re the same person even after being told.
Gilgamesh is extremely arrogant and selfish. He claims that everything in the world is his possession and he’s the one and only king. He cannot acknowledge the authority of anyone, even from the gods. He’s incredibily proud, especially of his collection of treasures. He views everyone as inferior and does not care for their feelings at all. After he saw enough of the modern world, he decided to cleanse it from humans since they have become weak and unworthy of his rule. On the course of the 4th Grail War he took interest in Saber and developed an obsession with her. In battle, he’s prone to underestimate his opponents and views fights as a game of amusement. His gigantic pride prevents him from acknowledging his opponent as a real threat and he does not fight him/her seriously. As such he prefers to severely handicap himself and just mindlessly shower his incredible volume of Noble Phantasms.
After he consumes the potion of youth, he becomes a little boy. Surprisingly, the child version of Gilgamesh is well-mannered, polite and amiable, not to mention perfectly sane and rational, complelety different from his extremely haughty, rude adult counterpart. He becomes popular and an idol among children in Fuyuki, as he is seen leading a football team with amazing leadership. In his child form, he not only retains his memory but his royal and divine charisma as well. He remembers Shirou and greets him politely. Shirou initially wonders whether he is Gilgamesh’s younger brother before being corrected, though child Gilgamesh wished he had brothers and sisters. He also expresses his uneasiness of how he grows up becoming someone so unpleasant, referring to his adult alter ego’s personality. He also approves of Shirou’s relationship with Saber and states that Saber is not suitable for someone of his age. Given his very pleasant personality, it is likely that the King of Heroes is a better person when he was younger. Seeing him with the children, Shirou wonders how Gilgamesh will eventually grow up to become someone so unpleasant.
He retains his boy alter ego and amiable personality even when he reverts back to an adult, as he is seen fishing with several of his chidren companion at Fuyuki Dock, along with Archer and Lancer. He is also less arrogant than usual, showing that his personality has improved greatly somehow, even though he is boasting of his superior quality fishing rods compared to Lancer’s and Archer’s own. At some point, he also authors a manga that called Ju-Op that one of the children eagerly asked for.
Gilgamesh had an extremely close relationship with Enkidu. He responds to Rider’s request to join him as an ally by saying “It is unfortunate, but I do not require a second friend. Past and future, my companion will only be one.”
Gilgamesh is one of the antagonists in each scenario of Fate/stay night. He first appears before the start of the Fifth Holy Grail War around Sakura’s house. Fate/stay night is a Japanese visual novel developed by Type-Moon, which was originally released as an adult game for the PC. A version of Fate/stay night rated for ages 15 and up titled Fate/stay night Réalta Nua, which features the Japanese voice actors from the anime series, was released for the PlayStation 2 and later for download on PC as a trilogy covering the three main story lines. On October 28, 2005, Type-Moon released a sequel to Fate/stay night, entitled Fate/hollow ataraxia. Its plot is set half a year after the events of Fate/stay night.
Type-Moon is a Japanese game company, best known for their visual novels, co-founded by author Kinoko Nasu and illustrator Takashi Takeuchi. It is also known under the name Notes Co., Ltd.. After creating the immensely popular visual novel Tsukihime as a dojin soft organization, Type-Moon has since incorporated and produced the also popular visual novel Fate/stay night. Both of their works have been adapted into anime and manga series that have amassed a global fanbase.
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