Here is TITANIA!
People are talking about the incident at Sabertooth’s lodging from last week. Yukino is seen walking around town when she hears some noise from the arena. We’re taken to the Grand Magic Games, day 3, which is the middle portion of the games. There is a special guest for this event – Lahar, from the Magic Council. He has brought Doranbolt with him to the event. It turns out that Lahar knew that Doranbolt has been worried about FAIRY TAIL since the incident at Tenrou Island, and therefore, wanted Doranbolt to join him.
The third day’s competition is called “Pandemonium”, and the participants are the following:
FAIRY TAIL A: Erza Scarlet
FAIRY TAIL B: Cana Alberona
Mermaid Heel: Millianna
Raven Tail: Obra
Blue Pegasus: Hibiki Lates
Sabertooth: Orga Nanagear
Lamia Scale: Jura Neekis
Quatro Puppy: Novally
Pandemonium takes place in a temple where one hundred evil monsters nest, or tools, as they actually are – created for this game. The monsters are divided into 5 levels of battle power: D, C, B, A, and S. The host shows what a D-level monster looks like – it’s strong enough to break a statue. The host also mentions that one of the ten saint wizards might not be able to defeat a S-level monster.
The rules of the games are fairly simple. Everyone line up in que for the fight. Every person chooses a number of monsters to fight with – this is called “challenge right”. The number of monsters you choose will appear within the temple. You get points equal to the number of monsters you defeat. When one competitor has finished, the next one may continue. The challenge will continue until there are no monsters left, or if everyone’s magic power reaches zero. After that, the competition will end. The biggest disadvantage of this challenge is that no one can choose what level the monsters should have. It’s random.
If you go down inside the temple during your turn, you won’t earn any points for the current turn, but the points that have been earned so far in previous turns will remain.
After the rules have been explained, everyone draw their lots to find out when to go. Erza draws number one and is the first to enter. Cana drawed number eight and will go last.
Erza says that she was thinking this would all come down to the luck of the draw. This is no longer a game according to her. Erza says her challenge right will be 100 – she will fight all monsters. This claim shocks everyone but the FAIRY TAIL members who are laughing at this “expected” result.
Erza, the Titania, living up to her name shocks everyone by defeating all 100 monsters.
Oh wow, what a chapter! I don’t know how to start. This was so good. Finally FAIRY TAIL is back in the game, and now with 10 points! Erza truly is amazing!
I love Erza, she is an amazing character, but it is a bit upsetting to see Erza and Natsu winning almost all of their battles. I definitely think they should win, but the other characters seem so weak compared to them. When I saw Erza come out from the temple, I was truly amazed, and very happy for the sake of the guild, but at the same time, I wished Lucy could share some of that glory too.
And speaking of Lucy, there was nothing about “Eclipse” this week. I’ve been assuming we’ll get some information about it in every chapter, yet I’ve been wrong. Although, in this case, I don’t mind at all. Erza is my favorite female character in this series, I love chapters about her. And just to clarify things – I don’t mind Erza and Natsu winning, I just wish the others won a lot too. I know Erza is higher ranked. She should win more than the others, but the others lose way too often. I definitely would be upset to see Erza lose this battle or perform poorly at this.
But Erza stayed true to her name and brought glory to her guild’s name. I’m still feeling excited and I can’t wait to see this in the anime, and I’m assuming this battle will be longer when it’s animated, although, the anime has been quite faithful to the pacing of the manga. So I’m not completely sure.
Having that said, I wish I could’ve expressed my love for Erza in a better way. I hope the images in this post will do, she is on all of them! Let’s hope for some information about “Eclipse” next week. I’ll go and read this chapter again now, because it was amazing!
Note: My FAIRY TAIL anime post might be a bit delayed because I’m going to a local festival tomorrow, and I’ll be watching ESC 2012 later.