Oath of Hercules

Mash: Master! This is bad! The nearby village is being attacked by wild beasts!

Dr. Roman: And it happened quite suddenly, it seems. Are you awake, Fujimaru?

Fujimaru 1: We must hurry to that village!

Fujimaru 2: Let's go, Berserker!


Dr. Roman: I'm not sure that Berserker is well suited for rescue efforts. I hope it will be all right...the village, I mean...

Mash: Not just the fields are being destroyed, the buildings are as well... Doctor! Get us details on the enemy!

Dr. Roman: I am, already! What? Whoa! Their numbers are incredible! It's completely surrounded!

Mash: Master, we'll just have to take them out as we see them!

Fujimaru 1: You got it! Let's do this!

Fujimaru 2: I'm counting on you, Berserker!



Mash: Nice work! We're done on this side. Oh, no! That girl!

Girl: Waaaah! ...Mommyyyyy!


Dr. Roman: This is going to be bad! Berserker doesn't see the child! You've got to stop him somehow!


Girl: Waaaah!

Fujimaru 1: Halt, Heracles!

Fujimaru 2: Stop right there!


Dr. Roman: I-I'm so scared, I can't look directly into the monitor... Fujimaru, was the girl...?

Mash: No, Doctor. She's all right. He's going after what's behind her!

Werebeast: Gyarrrh!

Girl: Waaaah! That scared meeee...

Mash: Now, now. It's all right. Run off somewhere safe, all right?

Dr. Roman: ...Whew! Thank goodness the girl is fine.

Dr. Roman: Oh, that's right! Berserker must be directing his hostility toward large foes first. That's why he—

Mash: Doctor, how many survivors are left?

Dr. Roman: Oh, man! We're surrounded by enemies! You're in an even worse situation than before!

Fujimaru 1: Then let's go nuts!

Fujimaru 2: Crush them, Berserker!


Heracles: ...

Dr. Roman: Oh, Fujimaru, I figured out why Berserker did what he did earlier.

Mash: ...Earlier? Oh, you mean when that girl was spared by Heracles.

Dr. Roman: Yes, that. I thought there was something odd about it, so I did some digging and found out the Madness Enhancement on Heracles,

Dr. Roman: is actually rather weak. It leaves a tiny bit of his reasoning intact.

Dr. Roman: So, earlier, thanks to that bit of reasoning, he didn't attack the girl.

Heracles: ...

Mash: Oh, I see. But why is Heracles's Madness Enhancement so weak?

Dr. Roman: Well, that's because Madness Enhancement was originally a skill meant to forcefully strengthen weak Servants.

Dr. Roman: But when it comes to a Servant like Heracles, driving him mad consumes massive amounts of magical energy.

Dr. Roman: In other words, the Madness Enhancement level is reduced, enabling him to manifest by using less energy.

Dr. Roman: Anyway, the fact that you don't have that much magical energy, Fujimaru, also plays a role in that.

Mash: You mean to say, Heracles's current status is much weaker than what he could've been?

Dr. Roman: But even at that, it's far stronger than most Heroic Spirits.

Dr. Roman: Rather, I am kind of scared to find out what he could've been.

Fujimaru 1: Well, I see...

Fujimaru 2: So, he'd be even stronger than now.

Heracles: ...

Mash: ...

Mash: ...But I'm sure that even at Heracles's original state of madness, that girl still would have been safe.

Dr. Roman: No, no. I really doubt that. He's a Berserker, you know. A Berserker!

Fujimaru 1: You're right. I'm sure of it too.

Fujimaru 2: Heracles wouldn't do that.

Dr. Roman: I'm not so sure about that...

Mash: Yes, for sure...!

Heracles: ...

The 13th Labor

Mash: I'm sorry, Master. Look what's happened...

Fujimaru 1: It's not your fault, Mash.

Fujimaru 2: Now is when things get good!

Dr. Roman: You only meant to exterminate the beasts. Who knew that it would become a fight for survival...

Heracles: ...

Dr. Roman: Even Heracles is wiped out, thanks to him going rampage for three days and nights...

Mash: Is this...a labyrinth?

Dr. Roman: Yep, Fuyuki's underground labyrinth... Where the Massive Cavern located. I'm picking up an odd response at the far end of the labyrinth.

Dr. Roman: It's either remnants of the Singularity, or a dimensional disturbance. Either way, we can't just ignore it.

Mash: We have to eradicate it while its roots are still small. Let's get going right away, Senpai.

Dr. Roman: And, we fell right into a trap... It's a parting present from Professor Lev, dammit!

Dr. Roman: Not only there's no singularity here, there's nothing here period. And the way to the exit is packed with enemies.

Dr. Roman: And it looks like you're being trapped inside a magical dimension, keeping the communication up is the best I can do, let along interfering.

Mash: ...! Here they come again! Let's do this, Heracles!



Mash: Haa...haa...

Heracles: ...

Dr. Roman: A-Are you all right?

Mash: Yes, we got through it somehow... But at this rate, we'll eventually be wiped out...

Dr. Roman: I'm not sure I want to say this, but... we aren't completely out of options.

Fujimaru 1: What is it?

Fujimaru 2: Tell us.

Dr. Roman: You know Berserker... I told you about it before, right? Heracles's madness is...

Dr. Roman: It's not a true "Madness Enhancement." He can be even more powerful...

Heracles: ...

Mash: You mean, his original "Madness Enhancement"...?

Dr. Roman: Yes...If we can restore his "Madness Enhancement," there might be...

Dr. Roman: a way out of this predicament...

Fujimaru 1: All right! Let's do it!

Fujimaru 2: But it seems like there's some problem with it, right?

Dr. Roman: Like I told you before, in order to power up a Heroic Spirit like Heracles using Madness Enhancement,

Dr. Roman: we need an incredible amount of magical energy... So much is needed, that it would kill an ordinary mage.

Dr. Roman: Besides, there're many tales of Heracles in his madness. What's more, every time he's enraged, some tragedy occurs as well.

Mash: ...I'm against doing it. I can't allow you to expose Senpai to such a danger.

Dr. Roman: But, you've reached your limit, right, Mash...? There's no other way...

Heracles: ...

Fujimaru 1: All right! Let's do it!

Fujimaru 2: We're never making it out anyway!

Mash: ...

Fujimaru 1: So, how do I do this?

Fujimaru 2: Tell me how to do it.

Dr. Roman: It's easy to accomplish. You simply need to pray for it. You just need to change the original summon chant a little.

Dr. Roman: –Thy body shall be consumed with madness... or something like that.

Heracles: ...

Dr. Roman: This is bad. The enemy's about to unleash their strongest yet. A phantasmal, worse yet, a dragon.

Dr. Roman: I'm not going to force you to do it. Fujimaru, you have to decide.

Heracles: ...

Fujimaru 1: ...Thy body shall be consumed with madness!

Mash: Senpai!!!

Heracles: ...!!

Dragon: Gaaaaaarrrrrr!



Mash: Incredible...So this is Heracles's true power...


Dr. Roman: We're in trouble! Just as I thought! It's impossible to control him! At this rate, Fujimaru, you'll...!

Mash: Senpai!!!

Heracles: [[File:berserkervoice2.png---

Fujimaru 2: 50px]]–!!berserk2–!!

Dr. Roman: Well, at least you were able to overcome that predicament, and somehow escaped.

Da Vinci: Well, you do have a look that says "everything's peachy," but they almost died, right?

Mash: At any rate...I'm exhausted...

Dr. Roman: It's pretty amazing that you were able to control Berserker under those circumstances. You're really quite something.

Fujimaru 1: Well, hardly...I mean, later I...

Fujimaru 2: To be honest, I fainted.

Dr. Roman: So, when you activated the Madness Enhancement, Fujimaru, your energy supply ran out.

Dr. Roman: Then Berserker also ran out of fuel and stopped moving...

Mash: No. Actually, after that, Heracles alone wiped out all the monsters in that area.

Mash: I know it's hard to believe, but...

Dr. Roman: Hmm, so it's possible we still didn't fully activate his "Madness Enhancement?"

Dr. Roman: No, way! That's crazy... Even a great Heroic Spirit of Olympus couldn't be that incredible, right?

Fujimaru 1: Who's to say?

Fujimaru 2: At any rate, it was a big help.

Heracles: ...(grin)

Mash: What? Did Heracles just...?


Dr. Roman: Gah!! That scared the heck outta me!