Oh, I never said he didn't use it. He did. But I said that the fact that he would spam it anywhere, anyhow he likes (like the way Gil does it; he uses it in EVERY SINGLE ENCOUNTER) is highly unlikely because of the reason I stated above.TheRedArcher wrote:I agree with your reasons as to why Archer does not use a pseudo Gate of Babylon. But that brings up another question. Archer does use a pseudo Gate of Babylon. How and why in the world did Archer kill Caster in that particular fashion? If it cost so much prana, then why use a rain of weapons, each using up a certain amount of prana which Archer does not have a lot of. It seems like a stupid choice to kill his source of prana with a move that consumes a lot of prana. And I don't recall Archer using his UBW when summoning his weapons, he just did simple tracing and projection indicated by his words, "trace on". Either Archer has a reason to kill Caster with a pseudo Gate of Babylon or he is just very bad at planning for the future.
And yes, he can trace weapons without UBW. But didn't you read my explanation? Tracing without fully activating UBW would cost him prana for each sword he traces. When he activates UBW, he doesn't have to pay the cost for each sword, but still it would toll him the upkeep cost to activate and maintain the Reality Marble.
While Gil? It doesn't cost him AT ALL to sword spam from GoB. So it's down to this: Archer using sword spam without UBW is like buying cans of cola (ok, this is a bad analogy but still works). Archer using fully activated UBW to sword spam is like buying a vending machine (with the upkeep cost and stuffs). Gil using sword spam with GoB is... nothing. He owns the cola company.
Feh, I already explained that Archer is like an amalgamation of possible Heroic Spirit EMIYA. There's an entry in Fuyuki that states somewhere along the line of "heroes in the Throne of Heroes is like a room with a book. Each time a hero is summoned or if there's a new entry from alternate timeline, a new book is sent and deposited in the room. Archer's room already have all book from the beginning."TheRedArcher wrote:Stuff
No matter how much you hope for alternate versions of a Heroic Spirit, there is a base. Heroes summoned can't be too far off from their base in Akasha. Otherwise, Angra Mainyu would be a true God and King Arthur would be a male, since the heroes summoned / picked by the Grail are the versions closest to their images in humanity, given if there exist such versions.