FAIRY TAIL 323 – A Returning Shadow
This was quite unexpected. Well, I knew it would be Rogue, I mean, the chapter title gave it away and so did the shadow swallowing all those guards. So Rogue is the main culprit behind this? Or do we even know if he is evil? I’m not sure. He certainly looks like a villain. It will be interesting to see if this new Rogue is the man the current one wants to be; doesn’t look like that to me. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
I think it was quite clever of Mashima to add this plot twist. The question is, how will things move on from now? It’s so hard to tell who is good or bad now. Arcadios is still an enigma to me, especially after this chapter. I do believe he has some secret motive concerning Zeref, but for now, I consider him to be quite helpful. I’m also wondering what could possibly make someone kind like Rogue use Zeref’s magic. I can’t see him causing a war to happen. I wonder if this is somehow connected to the shadow we saw during his battle against Gajeel?
At least we know that the future Lucy is a good person. I still wonder what happened to her arm… Someone suggested that she might’ve paid a price to use Eclipse, but Rogue seemed quite fine so I assume her injury is one from the war. I’m also quite curious, does the future Lucy have her keys? You need the twelve keys to open the gate, right? If Rogue opened it before her, does that mean that he somehow has her keys? Ah, there is no end to my questions, but I guess we’ll eventually find out. I’m really excited about this war, and hopefully things will make more sense soon. While this chapter certainly complicated the story (in a good way if you ask me), I don’t have much to say about it because of how unclear everything is. Let’s hope that we’ll understand more next week!