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The Best Episodes of Fate/Zero

Every episode of Fate/Zero ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Fate/Zero!

In the Holy Grail War, seven magi chosen by the Holy Grail itself must summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete for the omnipotent Grail, a magical device that grants the victor any wish they desire. After three inconclusive wars, the fuse has now been lit once again for the fourth time.

Genres:Action & AdventureAnimationSci-Fi & Fantasy

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The best episode of "Fate/Zero" is "The End of Honor", rated 9.4/10 from 703 user votes. It was directed by Takashi Suhara and written by Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima. "The End of Honor" aired on 4/22/2012 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Final Command Spell".

  • The End of Honor
    9.4/10 703 votes

    #1 - The End of Honor

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2012-04-22

    With all the Heroes exhausted from their win against Caster, Saber has challenged Lancer to a final battle. A battle fought with honor and respect between two Knights. Kiri doesn’t care for honor or respect, he will win by any means necessary and tonight he shows how far he will go.

    Director: Takashi Suhara

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • The Final Command Spell
    9.3/10 639 votes

    #2 - The Final Command Spell

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2012-06-17

    Two heroes, two masters, one grail; a winner will be decided.

    Director: Ei Aoki

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • The Ocean at the End of the World
    9.2/10 542 votes

    #3 - The Ocean at the End of the World

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-06-10

    Saber vs. Berserker, Archer vs. Rider, another hero will fall and a secret will be revealed.

    Director: Kei Tsunematsu

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • Where Justice Dwells
    9.1/10 576 votes

    #4 - Where Justice Dwells

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2012-05-13

    Natalia has raised Kiritsugu since rescuing him from the island. He has followed her in every step in becoming an assassin. Over the years their relationship has grown to the point of mother and child, so what Kiritsugu does next is…

    Director: Takahiro Miura

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • Discussing the Grail
    8.8/10 552 votes

    #5 - Discussing the Grail

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2011-12-11

    Rider, Saber, and Archer sit down for a drink and discuss what makes a King. The talk turns to violence when Assassin interrupts…

    Director: Dai Fukuyama

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • Fate/Zero
    8.8/10 666 votes

    #6 - Fate/Zero

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2012-06-24

    As commanded by Kiritsugu, Saber unleashes her Noble Phantasm on the Holy Grail, with a completely unexpected result. Who will end up winning the war?

    Director: Ei Aoki, Kei Tsunematsu, Ato Nonaka

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • Golden Light
    8.7/10 462 votes

    #7 - Golden Light

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2012-04-15

    Rider is shifting Caster into his Reality Marble to buy some time. He asks the other Heroes to come up with a plan to finish Caster off. A phone call from Kiritsugu gives them a fighting chance, but it comes down to Lancer making a difficult choice.

    Director: Takahiro Miura

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • Distant Memories
    8.6/10 465 votes

    #8 - Distant Memories

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2012-05-06

    As a child, Kiritsugu lived on a small island with his father Nori. Nori's magical work with flowers has captured the attention of a local girl.

    Director: Takashi Suhara

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • A Wicked Beast's Roar
    8.5/10 450 votes

    #9 - A Wicked Beast's Roar

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2011-10-30

    Rider suddenly appears just the battle with Lancer reaches its climax, much to Saber's consternation. Undeterred, Rider calls out to the many people observing the fight from within the shadows...but it seems he's not the only heroic spirit drawn in by the battle.

    Director: Tomonori Sudo

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • The Mage-Slayer
    8.5/10 428 votes

    #10 - The Mage-Slayer

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2011-11-20

    Battle rages throughout Einzbern Castle: Kayneth's magical mercury sphere versus Kiritsugu's formidable gun arsenal, Saber and Lancer join forces against Caster in the forest, and Irisviel detects a new enemy as she and Maiya make their escape.

    Director: Ei Aoki, Kei Tsunematsu, Takuya Nonaka

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • Bloody Battle on the Mion River
    8.4/10 452 votes

    #11 - Bloody Battle on the Mion River

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2012-04-08

    The battle against Caster continues as the Heroes have no way of stopping him. Toki is trying to appeal to Archer to use his Noble Phantasm to obliterate the monster. Kiri meanwhile, is planning to destroy the source of the monsters powers.

    Director: Kei Tsunematsu

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • The Eighth Contract
    8.4/10 415 votes

    #12 - The Eighth Contract

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2012-04-29

    With rules being broken and new players entering the tournament, the remaining Heroes and Masters are entering a new phase of the tournament. What Tokiomi does next will affect everyone.

    Director: Takuya Nonaka

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • Knight on a Two-Wheeled Steed
    8.2/10 389 votes

    #13 - Knight on a Two-Wheeled Steed

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2012-05-27

    Saber is hot on the trail of Rider, much to his delight. Meanwhile, Kiritsugu sets off on a different lead. The new player, Matou Kariya, watches in the background as his play unfolds perfectly.

    Director: Akihiko Uda

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • Spearhead
    8.1/10 443 votes

    #14 - Spearhead

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2011-10-23

    As Saber and Lancer continue their battle, Kiri and Maiya continue the search for Lancer’s master. What they discover is shocking…

    Director: Takashi Suhara

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • All the Evil in the World
    8.1/10 376 votes

    #15 - All the Evil in the World

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2012-06-03

    The end of the battle is drawing near and relationships between Masters and Servants are changing. Many players have dropped off the field, and a very special one is next to go.

    Director: Takuya Nonaka

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • Dark Forest
    8.0/10 395 votes

    #16 - Dark Forest

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2011-11-13

    The rules of the game have changed and the Masters have a chance to earn an extra command spell. All they have to do is find Castor and kill him.

    Director: Takuya Nonaka

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • The Forbidden Feast of Madness
    7.9/10 384 votes

    #17 - The Forbidden Feast of Madness

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2011-12-25

    Rider and Waver make a trip into town, and stop in a bookstore along the way. There, Waver reads a biography on Rider's life and learns why he aimed to conquer the far east. Meanwhile, Caster and Ryuunosuke return to their destroyed base. A conversation with his Master leads Caster to an epiphany, and with insanity in his heart, the mad magician begins casting a certain spell...

    Director: Akihiko Uda

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • The Assassin Returns
    7.9/10 387 votes

    #18 - The Assassin Returns

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2012-05-20

    Irisviel time is running out and Kiritsugu is doing what he can to make her comfortable. But the game continues and he leaves to eliminate his next target. A surprise attack against his hideout leaves him a man down and heart broken.

    Director: Ato Nonaka

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • The Fake First Shot
    7.8/10 448 votes

    #19 - The Fake First Shot

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2011-10-09

    Kiritsugu and his daughter Illyasviel stroll through the Einzbern woods. As Saber watches the happy parent and child, she ponders why Kiritsugu has not spoken to her since she was summoned. And in Fuyuki City, the battle ground where the Holy Grail War will be fought, the seventh and final hero is summoned.

    Director: Kei Tsunematsu

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • The Grail Beckons
    7.8/10 384 votes

    #20 - The Grail Beckons

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2011-12-18

    Hidden in a Fuyuki hotel, Kiritsugu tries plan his next move, but is still at a loss trying to understand Kirei's motives. Elsewhere, Iry and Saber have moved to a new hideout, a traditional Japanese manor. But while Iry seems excited about their new location, Saber senses something is amiss...

    Director: Ato Nonaka

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • Master and Servant
    7.7/10 397 votes

    #21 - Master and Servant

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2011-11-27

    Kiritsugu and company are wrapping up after the assault on their castle, and the Einzbern Master decides to ignore Saber's desire to pursue Caster, instead leaving on his own to finish off Kayneth. But Kayneth, after being saved by Lancer, has awakened to find himself bandaged and strapped to a bed. Sola-Ui explains the hopelessness of his current situation, and offers a shocking proposal...

    Director: Takashi Suhara

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • Fuyuki City
    7.6/10 426 votes

    #22 - Fuyuki City

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2011-10-16

    All the servants have been summoned and now it is a game of spy vs spy. Who will be the first to take the initiative in Fuyuki City?

    Director: Kei Tsunematsu

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • A Night of Schemes
    7.6/10 400 votes

    #23 - A Night of Schemes

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2011-11-06

    A car screams down the moonlit streets of Fuyuki City, with a very happy-go-lucky Irisviel behind the wheel and a slightly unnerved Saber sitting next to her. The evening takes a bad turn when a mysterious shadow darts in front of them. The person claims to be Saber's loyal retainer, yet Saber has no memory of them...

    Director: Takuya Nonaka

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • The Summoning of Heroes
    7.5/10 525 votes

    #24 - The Summoning of Heroes

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2011-10-02

    Seeking the power of the Holy Grail, something that can make miracles occur, seven different mages summon seven Heroes, and fight until the last man remains--a battle of epic proportions, the Holy Grail War. In preparation for the war, various participants are chosen from all over the globe. Eight years ago in Einzbern Castle in Germany, a girl named Illyasviel is born. Her father, Kiritsugu Emiya, embraces her knowing he will be part of the battle, as well.

    Director: Ei Aoki

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima

  • Rin's Big Adventure
    7.5/10 402 votes

    #25 - Rin's Big Adventure

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2011-12-04

    The mystery of the mass kidnappings in Fuyuki remains unsolved, with more kids disappearing daily. When Tohsaka Rin can't get in touch with her friend Kotone, she braves the darkness and enters the city on her own to search for her. That's when she spots a strange man leading two kids around and decides to follow him...

    Director: Atsushi Ogasawara

    Writer: Kazuharu Sato, Akira Hiyama, Akihiro Yoshida, Takumi Miyajima