That was an interesting development…
This was certainly interesting. I’m not really sure what to say about Natsu’s team. It’s quite hard for me to figure out why Lucy is acting the way she is. She said she wanted to avoid guards, yet the route she chose led to them, although, it seemed like she wasn’t expecting that kind of ambush. Someone mentioned that future Lucy might be sacrificing herself to save everyone which I think seems like a decent and very possible outcome in this. But how that will happen – I don’t know. I also wonder how Zeref’s magic connects with all this. Again, Jellal felt some kind of weird magic from Lucy. There is so much going on in FAIRY TAIL, it’s quite messy at the moment. While we saw Natsu’s team fight for a good while, I don’t really know what to say about them. I did find Natsu quite impressive though. Throwing one guard at the others as if he was playing bowling or something like that was quite fun to watch. Something else quite interesting I noticed that concerns Natsu is the moment where he is attacked by someone using magic.
The royal guards aren’t expected to use magic, but I wonder if some of them are able to do so thanks to Eclipse and the magic that has been gathered during these seven years? But then again, I thought that magic was saved for opening the gate itself, so I’m not entirely sure. Anyway, it will be interesting to see how future Lucy intends to carry out her plan. I guess we’ll found out whether she is a fake or not quite soon?
As for the main part of the chapter, I’m not really surprised to see Gajeel power up like that, however, I did not expect him to become another person. I think Gajeel will win this battle, and I doubt anyone disagrees with me on that given the fact that Rogue was ready to give up and now, Gajeel has become someone Rogue used to fear in his past. Or wait, his name isn’t Rogue, it’s Raios. Gajeel looked quite a bit like a dragon there so I wonder if the person he has become is somewhat related to Rogue’s parent dragon? Whoever Gajeel has become, I’m sure he will be able to beat his current opponent. But it’s quite interesting to see two people who are possessed in a battle against each other. Perhaps Frosch will do something to get her beloved Rogue back? I felt so sorry for the poor Exceed. I really hope her friend comes back. I’d be really sad to see the two of them separated after what happened to Sting and Lector. As for Gajeel, I think that Levy might be able to bring him back (if that’s necessary that is). This chapter had Levy crying for Gajeel in quite a few panels. I’m not sure why these two aren’t canon yet. They are so adorable together! Anyway, next week’s chapter will hopefully be awesome. The new Gajeel looks insanely cool and I can’t wait to see him in action!