After Saber's disappearance, Shirou Emiya is effectively eliminated from the Holy Grail War. Regardless, he intends to continue fighting. After returning from a meeting with Rin Tohsaka, Shirou finds Sakura Matou has been kidnapped by her brother Shinji and the two confront him. Sakura pleads for everyone to stop and Rider heeds her call, revealing Sakura as her true Master. Faced with the reality that he will never be a Magus, Shinji douses Sakura with a potion that makes her lose control of her mana and flees.