The Executioners have very interesting powers…
Natsu finds the Executioners very amusing because of their appearance. He laughs at them despite hearing Arcadios’ warning about their magic which only has one purpose – killing efficiently. Natsu, Mirajane, Wendy, and Lily prepare themselves for a fight. They intend to force the Executioners to tell them the way out of this place.
The Garou Knights prepare themselves for an attack. The black-haired knight called Kamika uses her paper magic – “Paper Blizzard – Crimson Dance”. Natsu thinks he can burn the papers away but it turns out that Kamika’s papers are immune to flames because they’re the “God of Flames”. Wendy’s magic however, is not related to flames so she roars the crimson papers away. Another knight, called Cosmos, joins the battle and swallows Wendy in one of her magical carnivorous plants. Mirajane who is now using her “Satan Soul: Sitri” form, breaks the plant and sets Wendy free.
One of the plants launches its sharp tentacles towards Lucy and Yukino but Lily cuts them off with his sword. A huge knight shows up and engages in a battle with Lily. Kamika changes the colour of her papers to violet. This colour makes her paper the “God of Binding”. Natsu and Mirajane who are trapped in the paper storm are immobilized. Cosmos wants to petrify the team so she unleashes her “Flower Flourish”, a huge flower that can devour people. Wendy releases everyone’s bodies from their current states so they can move again. All of them launch an attack together to take down the enormous flower and all that can be seen is a huge trail of smoke.
Back in the castle, the princess is watching as her guards are merrily talking about how the Executioners have reached Hell Palace. The princess seems very sad about it. Her so called “plan” appears to have backfired. She hopes to see Arcadios come out of this alive.
Going back to Natsu’s team. It seems that the huge blast dispersed everyone so Natsu is currently alone. One of the knights who happens to be in the same place as Natsu says that his subordinates won’t allow anyone to return alive. Wendy seems to have landed in a different area and she’ll be facing Cosmos. Lily will be fighting the big guy. Mirajane is up against Kamika.
Yukino, Lucy, Happy, Charle, and Arcadios seem to have landed on the same place. Suddenly Happy starts floating and it seems like they’re not alone. A knight called Uosuke appears to be in the same place and he seems to like fish. Lucy thinks that they can take this guy out easily but Arcadios warns them that Uosuke reduces his victims to nothing but bones.
I am so happy that the Order of the Hungry Wolf had a more simple name such as “Executioners”. That’s easier to type. Laziness aside, this chapter was very interesting. We’ve now been introduced to what kind of power some of these new villains have. So far, the most interesting ones are Kamika and Cosmos. I really like Kamika’s powers and I love Cosmos’ design. That doesn’t mean that the other ones are less interesting. Uosuke while being odd, might be very strong.
Lucy really has a bad luck. All the currently powerless people are at the same place and have to face an Executioner. Arcadios is barely able to move, the Exceeds are completely useless in this, and the stellar magi don’t have their keys. The odds are definitely against Lucy’s team but I want to see her beat Uosuke, not only because that would get her out of the sticky situation, but also because I just want to see her being victorious for once. I’m sure that a group of weak people can do some physical damage when they fight together so I have hopes for this team.
As for the other teams, they’re all physically strong and they have their magic. But it is quite interesting that Wendy is facing Cosmos while Mirajane is facing Kamika when it would be easier if they reversed that. I’m not complaining though, because this will make the battles very interesting and unpredictable. It will be nice to see some challenges for everyone. I do think Lily and Natsu will win their battles though.
Last but not least, the princess appears to share a strong bond with Arcadios which makes me question his position. I still believe Arcadios is evil. Anyone who calls Zeref “lord” can easily be considered to be a villain, but the princess doesn’t seem to be one. Maybe she isn’t aware of Arcadios’ true intentions? So far, the princess has been very mysterious, but I hope she will be a friend of FAIRY TAIL in the end.