「アンチリンク」 (Anchi Rinku)
Fifteen weeks ago, we got to know this adorable girl called Michelle Lobster. As the story slowly progressed, she turned out to be a very suspicious character, and now, finally – the truth comes out! Gildarts and Laki’s adventure has brought us the real Michelle – a sickly girl in coma, and this coma is caused by a Lacrima! Based on Michelle’s physical condition, I’m guessing that Zentopia took her in right after the accident that wiped out her family, and used the Lacrima on her.
If this is the real Michelle, then who is the girl traveling with Lucy? I assume she is a trap created by Zentopia – if it wasn’t for her, nothing of this would’ve started. Someone thought she might be a doll which I think is quite a good assumption to make based on the face Michelle did near the end of this episode. But at the same time, a doll is an object without emotions. I’m guessing she’s either a very functional doll or a stellar spirit. Whatever she is, I just hope Lucy won’t be hurt because of it. She recently found out about the death of her father; losing her relation with Michelle would be too hard on her. I hope Michelle pulls a Legion Corp move and changes side if she turns out to be a Zentopia tool.
Besides Michelle’s true identity being revealed, we had a lot of good battles throughout the episode. So far, only Wendy and Bickslow have been making progress. Wendy’s diligence and patience kept Bickslow alive and these efforts made Grim Reaper (Erigor) remember his buried past. Congratulations to Wendy for being the first one to win against one of the Oración Seis members! It’s quite fitting for her considering that she was introduced as a new character during the original Oración Seis arc, and this shows how much she has grown since then.
Someone else who is growing as a character is Doranbolt. His meeting with Katja whose face bears a resemblance to Wendy’s turned out to be a catalyst for his true strength – the power of justice. Say goodbye to Mest because Doranbolt is back! Unfortunately, he couldn’t defeat Racer who managed to finish his “anti-link” which basically breaks the biological links (Organic Link magic, Brain is a good example) of the person being attacked – in this case, Katja. Good thing Katja didn’t like her biological link, so for her, this is like freedom, however, she lost a friend on the way.
Alright, with one Oración Seis member down, some Legion Corp members on FAIRY TAIL’s side, Doranbolt back in the council, and Michelle’s true identity revealed – it’s time to get down to business. We’re halfway through the season now, and I expect to see a spectacular conclusion to this arc near this season’s end with many good fights to watch on the way.