FGO Babylonia or Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front – Babylonia has been one of my favorite anime in recent years for many reasons. Among that reasons are the intense fight scenes in the anime that truly gave me the shivers, the excitement of having an adrenaline rush, and my blood pumping as well as the feels. As someone who grew up in the influence of shounen anime, fight scenes had been an integral part of my addiction to any medium of anime production and no matter what its genre is.
Since we are talking about anime fights, the first thing that comes into my mind is the great animated fight scenes from FGO Babylonia. Why FGO Babylonia, and not the other anime series out there? Well, in my recent memory, FGO Babylonia fights are fresh since the anime just concluded last March 2020, which was 3 months ago. Throughout that span of 3 months, the only action anime I had seriously followed is Tower of God, while I did watch several anime movies including Psycho-Pass: First Inspector, and Afro Samurai. That’s quite unfortunate, but I spent most of my quarantine days watching Chinese anime, and those from other genres like psychological, romance, a slice of life, and mystery.
Obviously, I could still remember the lit actions that we had from various anime from 2019 such as Dororo, Attack on Titan, The Rising of the Shield Hero, Vinland Saga, Demon Slayer, and My Hero Academia – all had been among my best anime series of 2019. However, Fate/Grand Order – Babylonia had been stuck in my head recently as an amazing drama and action anime.
In this post, I would like to share my top 10 anime fights from FGO Babyloniaand I am eagerly excited for this because there’s just too much to talk about this topic. I know there are various fight scenes from the anime but I will only include the 10 significant FGO Babylonia fights that really captured my heart and attention. Therefore, I shall start this list of amazing fights from the anime with the exchange of blows between Mash & Ana against the king himself, Gilgamesh. Well, these fights were only among the reasons why FGO Babylonia dominated our Winter 2020 Anime Lineup.
Top Fights from Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front – Babylonia
Gilgamesh vs Mash & Ana vs Ishtar
Here we have the amazing showdown that means a lot to me. I mean, I am a huge fan of King Gilgamesh so, when he decided to test the skills of the last master of humanity from Chaldea and fought Mash & Ana, this just gives me some intense shivers. One thing that we should take note though is that Gilgamesh is a demi-human caster this time, instead of being the archer-servant. At this moment, our goddess Ishtar also infiltrated Uruk to greet the arrival of the master of Chaldea in a fight against Mash, Ana, and King Gilgamesh.
Kingu vs Gilgamesh, Fujimaru and Mash
This scene had made me realize just how powerful Kingu is. He easily dominated the combined forces of Fujimaru, Mash, and even King Gilgamesh himself. A clash between two forces with different beliefs but connected by fate.
Kingu vs Quetzalcoatl
Two of the most overwhelming characters from Fate/Grand Order – Babylonia had come face to face in this fight when Fujimaru and crew are attacking’s Gorgon’s lair. This is where Quetzalcoatl had kept Kingu busy in order to allow Fujimaru to infiltrate Gorgon’s lair while also Quetzalcoatl also launching the Axe of Marduk. I must say this is a well-animated fight scene between 2 individuals with almost the same level of strength and pride.
Leonidas & Ushiwakamaru vs Gorgon
The King of Sparta had given us a spectacular fight against Gorgon on which he stood firmly against her petrifying power. Furthermore, the fight was further intensified when Ushiwakamaru gave Gorgon a nice fight with his speed, agility, and great swordsmanship. This is one of the best moments in the earlier episodes of FGO Babylonia, Ushiwakamaru sure is the MVP of that fight.
Fujimaru, Mash & Ishtar vs Ereshkiga
In the 2nd cour of FGO Babylonia, we had seen Gilgamesh descend to the underworld, and that’s where Fujimaru together with Ishtar and Mash visited the mistress of Kur (Underworld) at her domain. This has been a funny, sentimental, and action-packed moment with so much drama. We had proven that even gods are also emotionally conflicted in this universe. The rivalry of Ishtar and Ereshkigal was also well-shown and narrated here, with Fujimaru so hard to gain the allegiance of Ereshkigal.
Fujimaru, Mash & Ishtar vs Quetzalcoatl
In order to save Uruk from the fierce foreign goddess, Fujimaru Ritsuka embarks on a journey along with Mash and Ishtar to defeat Quetzalcoatl and at the same time make allegiance with her. It has been a tougher fight for the Master from Chaldea especially that Quetzalcoatl had been one of the strongest characters in FGO – Babylonia. Quetzalcoatl easily dominated the combined forces of Fujimaru, Mash, and even with another goddess which is Ishtar. Good thing is that Fujimaru’s humanity saves them and with his beliefs, ideals, and principles, he was able to win the allegiance of Quetzalcoatl.
Fujimaru, Merlin, Mash & Ana vs Gorgon
The first climax of FGO Babylonia took place at this moment and this is where we had witnessed the fight of Fujimaru and company to defeat Gorgon. Fujimaru together with Merlin, Mash & Ana had infiltrated Gorgon’s Lair and we also get to know the truth about Ana who’s in reality is another servant, and that’s Medusa. Yes, this has been a personal battle between Ana aka Medusa against her corrupted self (Gorgon). The entire episode was emotionally overbearing and Ana’s departure from the group seriously broke my heart.
Kingu Assaulted Tiamat
While I don’t think this is an actual fight, but it’s an all-out assault made by Kingu (Enkidu) on Tiamat. What’s great about this epic scene is the fact that Kingu revolted against his mother Tiamat as he felt betrayed. Furthermore, he finally comes to terms with the fact that he resides in the body of Enkidu, and he also had the memories that Enkidu and Gilgamesh shared. It sure is one of the most dramatic scenes in the entire series while Milet’s song “Tell Me” is playing in the background that further intensifying the emotional maelstrom at the moment. We also had a beautiful sight of Enuma Elish and the Chain of the Heavens at its full might and glory.
Quetzalcoatl Launched Noble Phantasm on Tiamat
Here’s one of the best sakuga moments and intense fights from FGO Babylonia and it is when Quetzalcoatl assaulted Tiamat with her 2 Noble Phantasm consecutively. Her first attack is when she used Piedra del Sol which incinerated everything in sight including the black mud on which Tiamat walked on as well as the surrounding Lahmu, and the tainted version of Ushiwakamaru and Benkei. The second attack of Quetzalcoatl is Ultimo Tope Patada which is a direct assault on Tiamat’s protective shield and destroyed her horn. Obviously, this was only one of the scenes that made FGO Babylonia, the best action anime from the winter 2020 season.
The Ultimate Battle Against Tiamat (Beast II)
In the climax of FGO Babylonia, the fight to defeat Tiamat who became Beast II had reached its peak. The fate of the whole humanity and the world rest in the hand of a human (Fujimaru Ritsuka) and the allies that he had met along his journey: Mash, Ishtar, Ereshkigal, Merlin, archer-class servant Gilgamesh, and the Old Man in the Mountain. This climactic battle had been a fantastic one and did give justice to all the accumulated excitement and great built-up in the prior episodes to lead the whole story into a satisfying denouement. It was a tough battle to defeat Tiamat, and CloverWorks really did put a great effort into almost every fight scenes in FGO Babylonia and that includes this one.
And that’s it for my list of top 10 fights FGO Babylonia anime adaptation. Are there some more fights from the anime that you think should be included? Please let us know about it as well as your favorite of those fights from the anime by leaving your comment below.
Last Updated on November 19, 2021 by Yu Alexius