Do you prefer the original version of Gilgamesh (the Prototype one), or the version they ultimately went with and popularized via several games and shows, most notably Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Zero?
Feel free to comment why you prefer one or the other.
Personally I prefer the Prototype version for a variety of reasons. That version is more of a warrior-king, so his arrogance/ego ties into a sort of competitiveness with other strong heroes, which I consider slightly better than the other version’s ego. Another reason being his design, he actually has a bow while also being able to use it as two swords or tonfa knives. Also his portals have fixed positions around his body rather than being able to appear anywhere as if he’s a caster of some sort.
Another main reason is I think FSN Gilgamesh was made nonsensically OP. My reasoning in is the summary below because it got fairly long. This would also be interesting to discuss if anyone wants to.
On the basis of being the oldest known hero, he’s been given the prototype version of the NPs of every hero due to collecting weapons in life and other myths taking inspiration from his. The problem is the myth thing is hard to prove, as there could be another story or event both myths got the inspiration from rather than copying from his, and even in that case it wouldn’t make sense for him to have access to items of other mythologies’ deities (such as the the Helm of Hades) or weapons given to heroes by said deities (such as Harpe), as well as weapons crafted later in history/myth. In addition, some heroes have NPs based on their actions/life, so it wouldn’t make sense for Gilgamesh to be able to have that (such as Herc’s Nine Lives), and other technique or conceptual NPs don’t make sense to be copied, though it seems Gil hasn’t demonstrated whether he can or not in some of those cases. With Gil Prototype it’s left unclear what the weapons are that he fires, which I’m fine with. I don’t have a problem with his large treasury, except when it causes widespread lore problems with other servants.
- FSN/FZ Gilgamesh
- Prototype Gilgamesh