Reviews for Broken Steel
thepkrmgc chapter 1 . 3/13/2016
archer is FSN's most interesting character, most storys focus on the rise of a hero: but some of the best focus on the ones that fall
edboy4926 chapter 1 . 11/20/2013
Good story
Bobboky chapter 1 . 7/10/2013
Good stuff
Guest chapter 1 . 3/11/2013
Wow what an intelligent interpretation.
Iryerris chapter 1 . 2/4/2013

"After winning the fifth Holy Grail War along with his Servant Saber, Emiya Shirou was all the more inspired to pursue his dream of becoming a superhero. To this end, he stubbornly trained himself to his peak and began working as a freelance magus similar to his father. In his twenties, he received his signature red overcoat as a gift from Ciel of the Burial Agency.[2]

At some point before becoming a Guardian he encountered and fought an entity similar to "The Shadow" and Angra Mainyu but he was forced to retreat because there was nothing he could do. Also, after reaching the Throne of Heroes, he had an understanding of the target of the Counter Force. [3]

In his early thirties, he had to make a life changing decision. In order to save the lives of a hundred of people dying before him in a calamity, for the sake of saving the lives that his eyes could see and for the sake of saving even more lives as a Heroic Spirit after his death, he made a contract with the world and became a hero.[4] Although he desperately fought to end a war, he was in turn branded as the mastermind behind that war and subsequently executed because of the betrayal of his allies. Although he died of betrayal, he did not hate mankind. However, the “World” ironically gave him the duty as a Heroic Spirit “to slaughter all humans at a particular location when mankind is at the threshold of complete self destruction” - a “Counter Guardian”. His belief that he would continue to save many people as a Heroic Spirit did not happen, but rather he was made to clean up after human actions and forced to take many lives to save humanity as a whole instead. After seeing human self-destruction and forced to oppose his own ideals countless times, he began to deny himself and his ideal.

Even knowing that the Throne of Heroes was isolated from time and space, Archer desperately came to believe that his only hope of release was to have himself summoned into an era where Emiya Shirou exists and kill his past self, hoping that the double paradox created by Emiya Shirou being killed before having a chance to make the contract with Alaya and that the killing was done by an Emiya Shirou which successfully made the contract with the world would create a time paradox great enough in magnitude that could potentially erase his existence as a Counter Guardian. "


Since you wanted to know how Archer came to be...

This is ripped straight from the wiki page.
FreeWeirdGal chapter 1 . 2/4/2013
How could Rin do that? Granted I haven't read through HF's yet, but that seems so out of character for Rin. It's like a good Kirie or fighting maniac Kiristugi or a Saber who acts like one of the other Sabers or a Giglemsh who acts like Canada... Now that would be scary *shivers in a corner*
review provider chapter 1 . 2/4/2013
Takamachi chapter 1 . 2/3/2013 got me hooked for now. I'm interested to see more of this story.

Is EMIYA in this story will participate in 5th HGW? Or will he time traveled? I wanna see more!