Actually, no. The alignment and all the status info about a Servant are about the Servants themselves. As a Master, Shiro gets access to that information supplied by the Grail once he sees and acknowledges the Servants. He doesn't get all of it, of course, and only receives bits and pieces that are limited by the circumstances.Kiirnodel wrote:The problem with that statement is the fact that the status screen is created subconsciously by Shirou, not by the Servant the stats are about... When they introduce the status screen they talk about how the stats can really be represented by anything, from colors to animals... Therefore, isn't the resulting information based on what Shirou thinks, rather than the Servant?Brizzle wrote:This is not D&D. With Nasu, such things are not objective, but subjective. In the Nasuverse, belief is oftentimes stronger than fact. And if someone believes they are good, then that is their alignment.
The valued principles are greatly influenced by the place they serve as a Heroic Spirits. Despite being a tyrant, Gilgamesh is known as the hero in the legends, and therefore, he is set at Chaotic Good. Assassin and Caster, on the other hand, served more as an antagonist or the Anti-hero in their legends, so they are set as Evil.
Of course, the principle pursued by the heroic spirit themselves are still the base of the alignment. Gilgamesh, although his actions are selfish and dangerous, he sees himself as the almighty and always right. Therefore, even though any action taken by him seems selfish, he sees as his just right and duty as a hero and a king to do so. More importantly, his selfish actions, especially in the legends, ultimately benefitted his people, making him still on the side of Good.