The twelve keys are gathered! This will be interesting.
The fight is on! It’s exciting to see how the battles play out. As it is now, most of the FAIRY TAIL members are at a disadvantage, but I expect things to change like they did for Lucy’s team and Natsu.
Natsu’s opponent still has no name so I’ll call him “leader”. The leader did not appear to be very impressive to me. His weapons have a very peculiar design… The leader seemed strong; I actually thought he’d be the strongest in his group but it turns out that he is very simple minded. While his attacks are dangerous because he goes straight for the neck, it’s also easy to fight an opponent who only does one trick. But who knows? He might have more attacks (like magic), however, I’m sure Natsu will defeat him.
Perhaps Mira and Wendy are facing the toughest opponents? The two of them haven’t made any progress in their battles, and their opponents use very flexible magic. I’m not worried about the girls though, especially not Mira. Lily is at a disadvantage in his battle but I don’t expect him to lose. He and Gajeel went through training before the tournament began. We haven’t really been given a proper chance to see any of them use their new-found strength so I hope this battle will allow Lily to show off.
While all battles were shown, the main one this week was Lucy and Yukino’s against Uosuke. The knight sure has a very strange magic. Changing the ground to lava and controlling the gravity? Maybe he is the strongest Executioner? Watching Arcadios walking out in the lava (is that even possible?) to save the girls while sacrificing himself actually made me feel nothing towards the character. It was a heroic act, but still, it makes me wonder if it’s all staged. What if Arcadios simply did this to make Lucy feel guilt and proceed with the Eclipse plan? There is something that isn’t right…
The highlight of course, was seeing Lucy’s keys being returned to her. Loke sure has been missed but I’m a bit surprised he showed up now. Where were her spirits during the Naval Battle? Do the spirits only show themselves if Lucy is facing death? Their way of appearing whenever they wish to do so is weird and somewhat rude. While they’ll be of great help in the current battle, they’ve been needed before as well. I also wonder if the spirits can sense Lucy being in danger from afar or if the keys need to be close to her. What if Arcadios brought the keys to the Hell Palace? Yukino is his ally after all and her keys were there as well. Maybe I’m thinking too much into it but the curiosity kills me.
Whatever happens, the upcoming battle will hopefully be a spectacular one. I have high expectations for it. With all twelve keys gathered, something amazing is bound to happen. I’m really looking forward to the continuation of Lucy’s battle, as well as the others’, but mostly Lucy and Yukino’s.