the reason he lived? He had BattleDeath Continuation B: Continue dying even after a fatal blow which would kill you (People die when they are killed, Lancer.)
Dang it Avalon, you c(XD LOL)-block Shirou and Reinforce, but don't protect his mind in other ways? What is wrong, you woman?
Friendship, be made! Magical power, gather! Starlight Breaker.... this world!