non exhaustive list of best yariyumi moments in no particular order
- “feed your meaningless pride to the dogs” “you said dog, archer?” “yes, if you have any pride you should get rid of it right now” iconic. eternal. the original and ultimate. this is the equivalent of archer 360 noscoping cu from across the entire map with an insult. nothing else could have possibly made cu this fucking mad. archer had talked to him 1 time before at this point but he Knew.
- that whole part where archer smiles more while getting his ass kicked by cu than in the entire rest of the anime combined. that was genuinely the most fun both of them had in the entire grail war and probably in the entire vn to be tbh
- “he praises the spearman in blue from the bottom of his heart” that relatable moment where you’re half dead from trying to block a nuke with your mind but all you can talk about is how cool the dude who fired the nuke at you is
- their first fight in the prologue where cu’s like “ok so who the fuck are you” and archer’s like “you’re so strong and talented I don’t even have to ask who you are” I’m only barely paraphrasing here yall archer was having a Moment there
- cu replying with “you flatter me, archer” but with that murder smile. thenks ufotable for my life.
- fgo material mentioning how they’re literally destined to always run into each other across grail wars like what kind of star crossed lovers BULLSHIT i’m eating it right up
- archer being a nuisance at cu’s fishing spot in fha and then getting mad at gilgamesh for doing the same because he was TRYING to have some BONDING TIME here gilgamesh don’t be such an insensitive DICK
- that one time they crashed shirou’s pool date with saber and ate his lunch
- that other time they were already at the pool together & fucking obliterated rin & shirou at volleyball
- the time where they tried to break into the exclusive pool party illya was hosting
- shirou calling them “that macho servant duo”
- that one bit where you’re going home from the play at the temple and they exchange like 4 lines on screen while they’re going home together but each of those lines is a thinly veiled mortal insult and they’re smiling while casually going for each others throat
- “if you want a servant capable of hooking up there’s always the child of light” I still can’t fucking believe this happened fate/extra is a good game. archer could’ve cut that extremely uncomfortable conversation short so much earlier but he just HAD to mention cu as someone his at that point not even subtext anymore crush should hook up with. buddy.
- that one convo they have in extella where cu’s like “hey archer!! pay attention to me!!” and archer’s like “gladly, you’re really strong & amazing and its a gift getting to watch you fight” and cu’s like “what” that was good
- “let’s go all out and have our usual fight” BITCH!!! I’m still hollering over this i cant beLIEVE how much I got pandered to with first order. “servants only vaguely remember previous summonings” my ASS
- then they banter about how they created a paradox in their attempts to kill each other once while archer’s got his swords at cu’s throat like clearly he wasn’t all that intent on actually killing cu that’s just how they flirt
- cascu: anyway let’s fucking fight
shadow archer: :)
- cascu saying “but to think he’d be using a bow” with a smile shadow archer saying “such petty fancies are the death of a bowman” when he notices he’s disappointed that cu’s leaving thenks type moon ace for my life your shadow archer will always be the superior one