- Member: irriadin
- Studio: PixelBlended Studios
- Title: Fionn's Curse
- Premiered: 2014-03-21
- Eluveitie Verja Urit An Bitus
Best Editing - Anime Boston 2014
Editor's Choice - Anime Boston 2014
The idea for this came from the 1.5 minute segment in Episode 9 focusing on Lancer's backstory. Lancer in Fate Zero is Diarmuid Ua Duibhne, a famous warrior from Celtic mythology. While he is the focus of a few stories, none are as famous as that of The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Grainne, which is the story encapsulated in Lancer's flashback sequence and the primary focus of Fionn's Curse. I highly recommend reading the following page, as it adds a lot of depth to Lancer's motivations and the tragedy of his demise.
A quick summary of what happens if you don't feel like clicking the link above: Grianne is to wed Fionn, the aging leader of the Fianna clan. Grianne is despondant, having thought she would be wed to Fionn's much younger son instead of Fionn himself. Upon laying eyes on Diarmuid Ua Duibhne, Grianne falls in love (due to a geas placed on Diarmuid in a previous adventure, he has a magical "love spot" that makes women fall in love with him). Diarmuid and Grianne run off together, betraying Fionn's will and earning his eternal enmity.
My interpretation of the story is rather straightforward; the book-ended scenes in the very beginning and ending are somewhat telling of what exactly is happening in Fionn's Curse. I prefer to not spell out my video's entire message, so I will just say this: Fionn, the old leader of the Fianna, is particularly vengeful for having his bride stolen from him. He bears such animosity that it can't be constrained by time. His vengeance surfaces in myriad ways; through people, events, and betrayals. Such is the nature of Fionn's Curse.