That was interesting development. Who would’ve thought that a powerful dragon such as Acnologia used to be human?
I’m so glad that Acnologia is back in the story. When he appeared and disappeared seven years ago during the S-class event, I was a bit disappointed that we weren’t given a chance to learn much about the dragon – but finally, he is back! Who would’ve thought he used to be human? I find this development very exciting, not only because of Acnologia’s history, but also because we now know why there are Dragon Slayers and what the purpose of their magic is, or was. I always found it quite weird that a dragon would teach a human how to slay his own kind, but now it all makes sense.
Isn’t it weird to call a war something as joyful as a “festival”? I don’t see any joy in Acnologia, only betrayal and devastation, and I wonder if the humans respect Acnologia for what he did. I can see why humans would call this a festival as they probably finally could walk freely without being looked at as food, but what Acnologia did wasn’t just to “save” the humans. Instead of being equal to the dragons as the philanthropic dragons wanted, the humans simply did what the dragons used to do – they became the superior beings instead. To me, it seems that the humans are worse than the dragons because there are hardly any dragons left.
Well, even if the story behind the Dragon Slayers wasn’t a very happy one, I’m glad it was told by someone very entertaining such as Zirconis. I enjoyed the dragon’s approach very much and I found myself laughing several times at his interactions with Natsu. It’s amazing how he who has every reason to be bitter at mankind could joyfully share such a tragic story with the race he hates, and on top of that, find interest in Wendy. Hmm, so Zirconis is into lolis…
With such a major plot bomb revealed to us, another one lies ahead – Zeref. It’s interesting how Zeref is somehow involved in almost every arc, and yet we know hardly anything about the man. And here I thought Jellal was a complicated character. Arcadios’ theory about defeating Zeref makes sense to me, but I don’t like that it’s coming from him, and it’s definitely not good to see him with Yukino. We already knew she was in his league of White Knights, but still, it worries me because I definitely don’t want to see her hurt again. I doubt Arcadios actually cares about Acnologia. It seems to me that this approach is a way for him to get in contact with Lucy. Obviously this is all related to Eclipse, I mean, Arcadios refers to Zeref as “Lord”, so this is definitely a trap, and it’s probably going to result in the future Levy was talking about. I hope the mysterious woman whom I assume to be from the future is here to stop it all.