In those moments when Lucy’s back is against a wall with her comrades behind her and no where to go but through the enemy, she displays flashes of potential that ascends her capabilities to levels embodying that of some of the strongest mages in the story. The manner in how Lucy evolves her Celestial Magic in addition to being able to continuously improve how she can stack her spells on top of her summoning establishes how immense her capacity for magic is. If Lucy was one who naturally sought out strength, how far could she push her Celestial Magic? If she could tap into her boundless potential without the need for external circumstances, how powerful of a mage could she become?Continue reading
Strength is such a variable concept as no matter how overwhelming it becomes, there can arise a seemingly inconsequential attribute that serves to completely dismantle the power that initially appeared infallible. This is the form Kiria’s Dragon Slayer magic takes. On face value, it doesn’t appear to be as immense as other magics but the fascinating aspect of Kiria’s abilities is how it can distort both the magical and psychological aspect of the target. What Kiria cuts when she attacks is the hostility directed towards her that is entrenched within the individual. Which in turn establishes the obedience that she exploits. Kiria did it with Erza before and now with Laxus. Amusingly, it does seem set-up that Lucy will take the role Kiria played during her battle against Erza and Laxus in regards to overwhelming them with her magic. Lucy will utilise a magic that will in the end dismantle Kiria’s strength.Continue reading
Flames are an element that resides on both sides of existence. It can destroy and it can create. The raging inferno it embodies consumes all but within its ceaseless passion, the ashes it leaves behind can awaken life and initiate a state of renewal. The conflict established between Ignia and Natsu pits the two characteristics of flames together and while the confrontation of their intentions collides in this moment, the stage on which their inevitable clash will take place lives in a future time.Continue reading
Selene may be underestimating Fairy Tail but there is part of her that recognises the significance of Fairy Tail that played a major role in taking down Acnologia. Otherwise such a game would not be entertained by Selene. She may be overconfident but she presents herself as someone who is also careful to not get drunk by her power. Her status as a Dragon God isn’t just a title but one that embodies exactly what she is. Black and white doesn’t capture the vastness of existence and Selene realises that. Enemies that have reason to fight you don’t necessarily have to be enemies. The manner in how she became Diabolos’s Guild Master AND convinced Fairy Tail to take part in her game is testament to her charisma and power of negotiation. Selene understands her nature as well as how others perceive her. Such self-awareness is part of the reason for why Selene is such an amazing and curious character.Continue reading
Fairy Tail may not delve into themes as deep as identity and existentialism or analysis the philosophy of freedom and responsibility against the constructs of religion and society and it may not challenge the darker themes it does begin to voyage into but what Fairy Tail does have is heart, and a lot of it. It’s emotionally powerful scenes drive the story, the character development and the characters themselves. The encouraging touch of its embrace resonances deep within the reader, inspiring connections with the characters alive in its story and struggling through its world to be formed. And central to that evocation is the heart of the story; the guild Fairy Tail.
The heart is a miraculous existence that allows us to connect to others, to share our emotions with them and to have emotions shared with us. And yet, along with the joy it is able to conjure, the shadows of its rhythm also awakens a darker beat of love. A realm of negativity in which the echoes of optimism and bonds of relation can be submerged and lost within. Such concepts are the navigating expressions embodying the adventures and journeys within Fairy Tail. Characters lose themselves within their pain, torment and heart yet through their shared connection with others, they are able to accept the debilitating thoughts within their mind and embrace the warmth of their imperfections.Continue reading
So in the end August is the last of the twelve to remain in fighting condition. Expected but pleasantly surprised to see the other remaining Spriggan members dealt with in quick succession – doesn’t look like Universe One reversing split them up. Sad to see no sign of Jellal, especially when he was still willing himself on to stop August the last we seen him. Hopefully he makes a grand appearance soon as he hasn’t really done much this arc and the opponents to stop are gradually reducing. With Gildarts now keeping August busy, the logical place for Jellal to head is for the Fairy Tail building where Zeref is located or has he instead went where Erza is?
The unavoidable battle between Natsu and Gray has finally begun and the void now existing between the two has compelled each of them to bear their fist against the other. Friends, now turned into obstacles that the other needs to stop. Natsu driven by his demon nature to seek out Zeref and destroy him and Gray, resolved to dispose of Zeref’s demons as vengeance against what they had done to his parents and Ur. With each of them suffering from a severe case of tunnel vision, it looks like outside influence is needed in bringing them both back to their senses.
Has he finally awakened? Has E.N.D. finally woken within Natsu? Maybe not fully, but based on the release of dark magic originating from the ‘tumor’ within Natsu, it does seem like Natsu is on his way towards becoming E.N.D. Fortunately, Natsu has come across Gray, the one mage who may be capable of putting a freeze on E.N.D.’s awakening or shattering it completely.
Desiring to be loyal and at the same time invoke a change within herself, Brandish bears the weight of the conflict created by her two desires and struggles to find a way out that doesn’t end in tragedy. On one hand she doesn’t want to betray her homeland and fight against her comrades and on the other hand she doesn’t want to continue the current meaningless battle against Ishgar and add to the “slaughter”. Confused and isolated, Brandish tries to reach a decision that supports both desires.
From the moment the concept of “infiltration mission” was mentioned, you just knew something would go awry and deviate the very nature of the mission. Fairy Tail just wouldn’t be Fairy Tail without a bit of spice to enhance the flavour of excitement attached to this mission. Although they started off so well fooling the Albareth Soldiers with their fake Guild Marks. A shame right from the very get-go the Albareth soldiers revealed themselves to be such villainous scum, would have loved for Erza and Co. to maintain their cover without incident for a bit longer, at least until they reach Alakitasia and the Albareth Empire. Oh well, Mest can still alter those soldiers memories and remove any trace of Fairy Tail from their memories.