Although Gilgamesh and King Arthur have comparison they also have differences.
Cry for the Devil: Kotomine in Heaven's Feel. While the route gives the audience an idea of just how depraved he is, getting a look his backstory shows that despite it he's an equally miserable person who has suffered throughout his entire life.
A criticism of Heaven's Feel. Between Sakura's exceedingly tragic life, Saber being corrupted into a villain, Shirou's magic in this route frying his brain, and the anticlimactic deaths of many characters beloved in the other routes early on, it becomes difficult to keep caring about what happens to the cast.
Die for Our Ship: As explained in Ship-to-Ship Combat below, this comes with the territory in a VN with three potential love interests. Is it any wonder that several of them double as Sakura bashers? This actually cuts both ways, with Sakura fans usually demanding Saber's removal from the equation.
This has its roots in two things. Firstly, Sakura and Saber are both characters that Shirou feels he needs to "save" in their respective routes, and their circumstances mean it's difficult to do both. Secondly, in the canon routes, Saber gets turned evil and mercy killed by Shirou in HF due to the Shadow which comes from Sakura, by the way while Sakura is promptly forgotten about in Fate.
Rin doesn't have this problem with Saber fans thanks to UBW having the only actually listed Good End in the game and her character being rather Draco in Leather Pants: Gilgamesh falls into this, even with his more overtly villainous characterization.
Fans enjoy his gloriously hammy and arrogant personality, and how he will mercilessly curbstomp Shirouto the point they get pissed when Shirou wins.
It helps that Gilgamesh's most repulsive characteristics are limited to the Fate route- where Saber is the central girl- and Shirou gets the most flak for being a Vanilla Protagonist. In UBW, Gilgamesh's Villainous Crush on Saber is absent, leaving him focused entirely on ruling over a new world, making him into a more straightforward and enjoyable villain.
Because Gilgamesh's villainy tends to revolve around his Villainous Crush on Saber, it should be elaborated upon considering how many fans still like him anyway. Gilgamesh undeniably makes no qualms about wanting to outright rape Saber, but because he makes no actual moves to do so, it is easy to forget about or ignore his threats, unlike Shinji who actually attempts to rape a captive Rin onscreen and actually does rape Sakura in disturbing detail, making the action impossible to ignore.
Or the dozens of other attempted and actual sexual assaults by Medusa, Medea, Ilya, Dark Sakura, and Zouken on other characters including Shirou, Rin, and Saber making her and Shirou potentially the victims of more than one potential assaulter.
It is worth pointing out that in both the original myth and the game, Enkidu originally fought Gilgamesh due to him invoking Droit de seigneuror the lord's right to a bride's virginity, where the consent of the woman didn't matter, and Values Dissonance can't be invoked with this because even in the original myth people thought he was going too far.
That being said, Gilgamesh was also a good if flawed king and the point of the epic is for Gilgamesh to learn hubris and to accept that there are some things out of even his reach; ending the tale as a hero worthy of the title.
Kotomine can also fall into this, as he is actually one of the most popular characters in the franchise and has an incredible amount of depth to him due to a very believable backstory while still being vague enough to spark discussion about his character. Lancer, who really gets The Worf Effect very hard in the series, but his wit, amiable and likable personality, and interest in fighting compared to the more goal oriented and ambitious Servants made him easily one of the most popular Servants.
His glorious send off in Unlimited Blade Works with killing Kotomine after the latter ordered him to commit suicide is very satisfying as well. Rider and not just for her sheer Miss Fanservice traits, but also her tragic past being a unique, non-evil take on the Greek monster Medusa without using literal snake hairsher moments of awesome in HF, all while being compelling which many cannot say about her true master, Sakura.
Not bad, when she spent the two first, more popular routes as 'first casualty' fodder all the time. Sir Bedivere has a decent fanbase for a character who only appeared in one scene.
Some fans even ship him with Saber though that isn't saying much.
Saber Alter is a very popular character despite her limited screen time. There's a reason he's the most popular villain.
While Sakura is easily the least popular of the game's heroines her Super-Powered Evil Side surprisingly managed to be this and got a much better reception. Because Archer's Dark and Troubled Past is only told in broad details rather than real specifics, plenty of fanfic writers like to write about what really happened in his life.
In particular, because Nasu says that Archer can come from any potential timeline even one of the three in-game onesas well as the fact that Archer has a damaged memory so he can't remember any specific details or characters he encountered in his timelineArcher's practically a fanfic goldmine.
The Second True Magic that is discussed in Heaven's Feel is the perfect device to justify nearly any crossover you can think of. This is helped by the fact that in the True Ending to the route, Rin becomes an apprentice to Zelretch, the mage who mastered said magic.
On a lesser note, the fact that Shirou's parents are completely unknown opens ample room for speculation, as well as a crossover motivator should Shirou's biological family be somehow found. Many fans prefer pairing Rin with Archer than Shirou, especially it makes for good Ship Mates with fans of Shirou and either of the other two heroines.Gilgamesh roflstomps poor little Arthur Pendragon.
Gilgamesh is 2/3rds god, he ignored the advances of the goddess of sex, he beat up a bull sent from the heavens by the gods, he obtained the chance to be truly immortal (he lost it).
The point is, if you the science fiction writer postulate lots of technological advances in your novels, you must at least pay lip service to the sad fact that it will make a sizable segment of your society very angry. The Epic of Gilgamesh has many similarities to that of The Legend of King Arthur.
Although Gilgamesh and King Arthur have comparisons, they also have differences. The main difference is that one is an Epic and the other is a Legend. Compare and Contrast the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Legend of King Arthur Uploaded by Teddy__cb on Jul 07, The Epic of Gilgamesh has many similarities to The Legend of King Arthur.
The Epic of Gilgamesh has many similarities to The Legend of King Arthur. Although Gilgamesh and King Arthur have comparison they also have differences.
The main difference is that one is an Epic and the other is a Legend.
The Epic of Gilgamesh has many similarities to that of The Legend of King Arthur. Although Gilgamesh and King Arthur have comparisons, they also have differences.
The main difference is that one is an Epic and the other is a Legend.