Warfare truly is grounded on information and for those lacking in it, the consequences can be irreparable. Neither Erza nor Misaki knew what the other was capable of but the assessment of what was possible came to define where victory ultimately settled. Misaki presumed her superiority and as if covering her own eyes, she neglected to take into account variances to past experiences. Erza on the other hand, continuously took steps to improve herself by learning new magics. And the aspect of the battle that concluded the conflict was the Enchantment magic Erza had learned from Wendy. A Scarlet magic encapsulating Erza’s love and rage. Love she feels toward Jellal and rage directed at Misaki for cutting her precious hair.Continue reading
What an abrupt and unexpected development. I was not anticipating such a scenario to unfold right after the conclusion of the Elentir arc. The choice Selene made goes beyond conceit and arrogance. It was carefully planned and executed. The burning desire for vengeance could be felt through the manner in which it was effected. Suzaku was played and so were the rest of the Diabolos. Selene understood the weakness perceived in herself as well as those in the forces opposing her and exploited both remarkably. Her actions in regards to what was done to her son, Kurnugi, has left me in reverence at her brutal magnificence. How spectacular Selene, what a move.Continue reading
Wait, what? Is Mashima-sensei seriously implying what I believe he is implying? When did Mavis give birth to a child? Was this after their kiss and before he dumped her body in front of Hades? If this is the case, wouldn’t Larcade be incredibly old? Is Larcade an illusion created by Mavis? The are so many questions. Honestly, I did not expect this. Neither did I expect Kagura being dispatched so effortlessly by Larcade. Let’s hope Mashima-sensei has more planned for her! Continue reading
Buried under the rage of negativity, feelings of camaraderie and respect blur into obscurity as the meaning of a guild loses itself under the weight of that animosity. Natsu and Gray have cast themselves into their primal rage and through that submerged state, they lost sight of the bonds they share. Carrying the teachings of Makarov and in essence, Fairy Tail, Erza pierces through their hostility reminding them of the bond they share. Through her pain and resonance with Makarov’s teachings, Natsu and Gray come to escape the destructive states they found themselves in.
So Jellal really was caught inside Midnight’s illusion, thought as much since none of the Oración Seis members were rendered unconscious to remove the seals on Zero. But wow, Jellal crushed his own eyes to negate the effects of the illusion on him, what a badass. Following it up with the attack he was prevented from using against Jura during the Grand Magic Games Arc – Sema, which completely defeated Racer, Cobra, Angel and Midnight. Crawford this chapter, what a fool, what made him think that the demons trusted and valued him? They only valued his abilities that allowed them to get their hands on the keys sealing the magic weapon, Face. I guess Crawford gets his just desserts for being so overconfident and overestimating his own importance – stabbed right through the chest by Kyouka. With face’s seals broken and it now open to activation, looks like we may really get see what will happen to Fiore when magic is removed entirely. Great chapter.
Well I wasn’t expecting that…did Jellal seriously get a hole blown in his chest with that special beam cannon attack of Zero’s? The real confusing part is why Zero’s seal was released, I was of the impression that the seal only broke when all of the Oración Seis members were incapacitated. Now that I think about the circumstances surrounding Jellal’s “death” are incredibly suspicious, was Zero’s seal even broken in the first place? It is possibly that Jellal is caught in an illusion of Midnight, one in which he “dies”. It would make sense having Midnight put Jellal in an illusion to size him up and gather what Jellal’s intentions really are.
Well that was an epic chapter, fist-pumpingly, excitement-satisfyingly epic. Goodness, I can’t stop smiling. Just when I thought things were looking bad for Fairy Tail, Natsu, like a raging inferno, ignites the skies with his anger and rains molten fury down on Tartarus. An amazingly set-up entrance executed epically by Mashima-sensei, Natsu was such a badass this chapter. More relevantly though, we find out that the last surviving mage related to the seal on Face is Jellal.
Well well, so such a twist was artfully waiting in the shadows to pounce on our intrigue and push forward a really plot-driven chapter. Darkness sure can be a comforting blanket embracing a person, to be able to have the shadows of problems created by light disappear into nondiscrimination and be completely surrounded in one simple perception, that of darkness, it is no wonder people are allured by such a profound and welcoming touch. As for the reasons this ex-council member joined the darkness of demons, one can only speculate and drive the ball of reason round and round. But what is certain is that from the moment twenty foot soldier type characters jumped into the scene something definitely felt off. A solid excellent chapter nonetheless, loved this part 1 of the “Sin and Sinners” chapters.
To curse ones own existence, to be filled with thoughts of the seemingly never-ending mistakes you’ve made, the feelings you have of your overwhelming weaknesses and imperfections; your judgmental mind with each negative thought creates a barrier that builds to imprison the very essence of yourself within. Unable to forgive the weak self you see embodying your reflection whenever you look to see for any change, you punish and torment yourself, as if a prisoner to yourself, with thoughts and acts of negativity surrounded by feelings of unworthiness and wishes of atonement.
So Kagura is Simon’s sister…what a surprise, I completely skipped over that possibility when thinking about the possible reasons Kagura could have to bear her sword against Jellal. What an interesting twist, a twist that enkindled painful memories to resurface in Erza, a twist that turned Erza to the weakness she bears and the grief she has been facing ever since her weakness caused Simon’s death.