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Kiritsugu Emiya (衛宮 切嗣)Birthday: November 11, 1965
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 67 kg
Blood type: AB
Classifications: human, magus, master
Talents: shooting, jobs involving destruction
Sidearm: Thompson Contender chambered in .30-06 Springfield, in conjunction with his Mystic Code Origin Bullets, Calico M950 submachine gun, Walther WA2000 sniper fitted with AN/PVS4 thermal optics
Famous quote: "Even if I am to carry 'all the evils of this world,' it won't matter. If that can save the world, then I'd gladly accept it."
Shirou's foster father and his savior from the aftermath of the massive Fuyuki fire. During his lifetime, Kiritsugu was disillusioned with becoming a Hero of Justice, a defender of humanity who could save everyone. Although he feels he failed to do so, his efforts were a source of inspiration for Shirou.
Prior to his fateful meeting with Shirou, Kiritsugu was notorious as the "Magus Killer," a freelancer who would hunt down heretical magi. Although he was a magus with Magic Circuits and abilities he was considered unorthodox in that he would utilize modern technology and weaponry along with his magecraft to track down and kill magi.
Although mentioned and seen in flashbacks in Fate/stay night, Kiritsugu is one of the main protagonists in its prequel Fate/Zero.
Due to his father, Norikata Emiya, fourth family head of the Emiya family and a magus who received a Sealing Designation, Kiritsugu lost his mother shortly after he was born. Father and son were on the run from the Mage's Association, and thus Kiritsugu spent his youth wandering around the world with his father.
Fate/Zero is a brilliantly constructed anime that deals with the complex themes of morality and the justifications of violent actions. Each episode reveals deep insights through its intense character development and storyline, but the opening is also a statement in and of itself!