Inverted wrote:That not naivete .Naivete is lack of knowledge about the world. Its being a noble fool. BTW in HF Archer's target had shifted to shadow .He ignored Shirou to go after the shadow. HF Shirou too hopelessly wanted to save Sakura. Even though logic demands he kill her. HF Shirou's thinking probably aligns more with the current state of mind of Archer.
All right, then let me tell you this
Archer behaves exactly the same as Shirou did. What Shirou did is out of naivete; complete lack of understanding of real world. This is not a matter of terms or abbreviations anymore; the point is, Archer behaved the same way as Shirou did.
Archer is never except when he is facing Shirou or with respect to Illya (generally loved ones).He was willing to turn Saber into a Noble Phanntasm pincushion if she got in his way and willing to kill Sakura for the sake of the city. (Whether that is a good thing its a entire different matter.Also He didnt show any hesitancy towards Dark Saber.)
As for Saber not being swayed by emotions. eh??
She is more righteous than Archer and prideful .Archer will backstab , even kill innocents without batting an eyelid if it efficient and delivers result .He would stoop as low as possible if it gets the results.Saber may end up killing innocents but she certainly wont stoop so low even though in battle they are equally emotionless (Which is a good thing ? Decide yourself)
BTW having Nerves of Steel has nothing to do with emotions its just analyzing the situation.
... He was swayed by emotions. Archer is just too busy to see that he resembled Shirou more than he could have felt. There should not be any exceptions AT ALL. All is fair and justifiable in warfare. Letting his own foolishness getting in the way means he could never use his Eye of The Mind to the fullest. You have to become KIRITSUGU in order to do it. Nuff said.
As for Saber's chivalrous code, that has nothing to do with emotions. Since when code of ethics = emotions? Heck, Saber had gone through the life of a King, even sacrificing her "wife" and best knight. She has by far suppressed her emotions more than Archer could. To put it simply, chivalrous != emo. Archer is emo, if I'm going to the extreme. Though I won't disagree that Saber's chivalry too will get in the way.
Also, I never said Eye of The Mind has anything to do with emotions in the process. It's just to maximize its potential, you have to become Kiritsugu. Again, "what's the point of packin' a sword like that if you aren't gonna use it?". You have the skill, but you don't use it out of misplaced sense of justice (or love?).