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That bloodstained hill by Arcemise That bloodstained hill by Arcemise
Saber (Arturia) and Mordred from Fate/Stay Night copyright Typemoon

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As the last blade fell, Arturia cradled the fallen body of Mordred close. Though her origins were sinister, she was still born from her blood. Tears started streaming from her eyes, mixing with the blood and ash before dripping onto the silent face in her arms. She wasn't ready to be king. Why couldn't she see that? Why did it have to be this way?

It goes without saying that Saber is one of my favorite characters ever. Her's is a tale of loyalty, sacrifice and ultimately tragedy and few moments can sum that up better than having to kill her own child (despite her origins)

Edit: Turns out Modred was also female in the Nasu-verse. Can't believe I missed that.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Well drawn. 
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omegaxzero Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
well you got a point there its just every time i think about it and no offense to the female gender but i always find a mother-son relation between them.
but yea you still have a point
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omegaxzero Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Um sorry to bother you since you already edited and all but I don't think it's a problem if you keep Mordred male since lots of characters have been gender bent by artists. Plus I and a lot of other TYPE-MOON followers personally prefer Mordred male not to mention Enkidu and Asfolto whom both look alot more beautiful than Mordred does especially Asfolto the rider of black in apocrypha and yet surprisingly they are both males.
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Arcemise Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
S'okay :D I was basing mine off the Character Material version which I believe was initially male. Nasu made a comment about it in Typemoon-Ace and they updated Mordred to female for Apocrypha. Personally, I really enjoy the interplay between genders Nasu has with historical/mythical figures (for instance, Enkidu really was a guy in the myth and was the only one who could stop Gilgamesh from running around terrorizing people). The key for me with Mordred is that s/he is essentially Arturia's child.
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Darth-Vicious1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Well in fact, Nasu said Mordred is female to.
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Arcemise Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't believe I missed that detail. Thanks for catching it. It is fun playing Nasu's version against the myth proper though XD
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Poor Mordred...and Arturia, so sad
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