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  • [Summer 2019] Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files Discussion Thread

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    ロード・エルメロイⅡ世の事件簿

    A side-story of the Fate franchise featuring the former master of Iskandar from the Fate/Zero Holy Grail Wars Waver Velvet, now going by the name of El-Melloi II, who is investigating various supernatural cases all over London. This show starts off with a New Year's Eve special episode leading up to the TV series that starts this summer.

    Airs: Saturday, July 6, 2019

    Studio: Troyca

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    When Lord El-Melloi II, the former Waver Velvet, gets asked to claim his inheritance over Adra Castle, he travels there with his apprentice Gray to do so. But they are not the only ones called that way. The will of the previous owner states that the assembled contestants?including Luviagelita Edelfelt?must compete in a game of wits to win the castle.

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    Last edited by Buckeye; 07-08-2019, 08:45 AM.
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  • #2
    Episode 0

    There's no such thing as truth.

    It's hard to believe that Waver used to be quite a naive boy back in Fate/Zero, but now he has become a man who means business, and Iskandar is a big reason for this transformation as he's much more aggressive and demanding now than back then. So it begins with a lecture to a bunch of Lords who are just in it for themselves, a black cat getting roadkilled, and a car chase to apprehend the perpetrator. Pretty much this episode just sets things up and gives a taste of what to expect for the upcoming TV series. Knowing what this manga is all about, it's probably going to be a case-of-the-week type of deal, but I'll find out for sure come July.
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    • #3
      Episode 1

      Second in command.

      This episode is pretty much all about Waver's background since the events of Fate/Zero and how he became Lord El-Melloi II. I like how this episode connects the events of Fate/Zero to this as Kayneth's death really hit Reines hard, and even though Waver himself didn't kill him (it was actually Maiya who did under Kiritsugu's orders and not Saber as Waver thought), he was still part of the war. But what really pushed him was his trip to the Babylonian ruins to get a relic of Iskandar where he was thrown in the slammer, and then he meets Melvin, who helps finance his tuition to becoming an El-Melloi. And then he accepts the offer from Reines as atonement for what happened with her brother, adding the II seeing how big a burden the name is. That was pretty interesting to see what became of Waver, who was certainly one of the more interesting characters in Fate/Zero. So with that, it's onto the cases.

      Like always, trial rules apply, and seeing that this was just background that the next episodes will really tell me which direction things are headed.
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      • #4
        Episode 2

        Nothing last forever, not even the stars.

        El-Melloi's first case involves investigating the death of the head of the Fargo household inside his family's mansion. But as it turns out Ernesto wasn't murdered as it is him transferring his soul and performing a forbidden ritual to obtain immortality. Any other detective would have just written it off as a cold case, but not El-Melloi as he saw through all that smokescreen to realize that it was Ernesto himself that was up to no good. And then Gray took care of whatever that no-good father of Mary's was in. That sure was an entertaining mystery there, and what El-Melloi says holds a lot of truth, all while Gray is such a badass. But something's definitely amiss about her as she looks just like Saber with the hood down.
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