「ルーシィ vs. フレア」 (Ruushii vs. Furea)
“Lucy vs. Flare”
I don’t swear very often, and if I do, it’s for a good reason – for an example, this episode. While I do enjoy Itou Shizuka voicing a psychotic and rude woman like Flare, I just can’t bring myself to like the character. Oh man, I’m so mad right now. Why is it that Lucy must face this devastating loss? I think it’s nice to see that FAIRY TAIL can lose sometimes (even though they’re the strongest guild ever), but why is it almost always Lucy? Her character is great, she is strong, and her magic is amazing. She has gone through so much training, yet she is seldom allowed a chance to shine. It saddens me that a character with so much potential is used as a doormat for the rest of her guild.
Well, at least we know that Lucy would have been the winner if Raven Tail would’ve played it nice. So we do know that Lucy is strong and that she’s the righteous winner for this battle. Poor Lucy… And Raven Tail’s methods, seriously? Threatening a child? That’s so low! But what can you expect from a dark guild? They truly have some eerie magic though. Flare’s burning hair is definitely interesting but what interests me the most is Obra’s magic. That little monster of his is very suspicious…
Aside from the rage, there were many great moments in the episode. We were given a chance to see how much Lucy has developed and she has really gone a long way. Seeing how she can make Gemini copy her to double her magic power really amazed me. I’ve been missing Urano Metria since last time we saw it (during the Oración Seis arc, when Hibiki transferred this spell to Lucy’s mind). It’s truly a beautiful and powerful magic, and its greatness was accompanied by a completely new track from the new soundtrack today, which really left an impact on me. I’m really sad that Lucy never got a chance to finish her attack though. Obra did an ugly trick and completely sucked out Lucy’s magic power. Was this what he did to Wendy?
Watching Lucy cry near the end really broke my heart and I feel so sorry for her. She truly deserved better. I’m so glad that she is in a guild like FAIRY TAIL where this loss won’t matter. She has great friends, especially Natsu. He really impressed me today (and made my inner fangirl scream a bit). I wonder – when Natsu found the hair around Asuka, why didn’t he yell that out loud so everyone could hear that Raven Tail was cheating? Did he want to see Lucy beat them? I don’t know, really, but I think he had a chance to stop the game there. Oh well, at least everyone else (including the other guilds) noticed that cheating was involved in today’s battle, so this kind of disaster should not happen again.
Last but not least, there is a new character that requires an introduction – Arcadios (Kuroda Takaya), a knight who apparently worships Zeref, and that can’t be good, right? Well, having said that, now that we’ve seen some FAIRY TAIL A battles, it’s time to cheer for FAIRY TAIL B. Next week’s fight seems to be a battle like Lucy’s. We’ll have Jellal facing Jura, so I’m really looking forward to that – finally something that won’t involve cheating!