Mm. Fair enough. I'd still say it'd be better for your writing if you made it much more vague. Enough so it isn't outright telling people 'this will happen in the chapter'. Yup, I got the personal taste issue. (And the best weapon is one you can use, no real need to justify it) Just seemed out of place to be thinking that swords are more effective than firearms. (Which I find kinda hilarious - someone in the FSN design team absolutely loves guns, both Shirou and Rin are referring to goddamn everything with firearms motifs in internal narration. I'm starting to suspect Nasu's whole 'lolololol guns and the modern age suck' schtick is angling for some kind of epic disproof or someone who just as usual violates the standard rules.) Gotcha, just clarifying on that one. To be fair, it looks at the moment like Elise's thing is more business than pure personal like Ilya's was... of course, if my theory's right, there's gonna be quite a bit more story with those two so it'd be unwise to make assumptions. It looks pretty fun for him, too Yeah, most definite wonkiness in there, it's just painful when it gets misused so I read that as 'All Harry really knows is the misuse'. Yeah, I think you shifted the ages around from canon, so it's more likely Dumbledore. Magic resistance also has a reduction property, so it can make spells less effective even if not outright canceling (ie, Lancelot's, can't cancel anything but reduces the impact), and Saber could easily reduce Caster's shots to be ineffective enough to power through without outright cancelling. If AK is over Archer's resistance cap, maybe just reduce it to Gandr-level, make her feel a little nauseous but not actually kill? (Or, alternately, she's, you know, a ghost, I'm not entirely sure a death spell would be that useful against her...) Yeah, thing is, the question is whether it's a powerful spell - not how many words it consists of. AK is supposedly a powerful spell.