「海戦（ナバルバトル）」 (Nabaru Batoru)
Rage – that’s all I can feel at the moment. And a little bit of pain because I’m sick, but that’s irrelevant. Anyway, this episode was terrible. Not the episode itself, but just the things that happened in it. It’s hard for me to phrase myself after seeing this. I knew how brutal this would be and that there would be cruelty in this battle. But still, my heart wasn’t prepared enough. I don’t mind seeing characters I like losing in battles, but unfair fights are hard to tolerate. Words aren’t enough to describe how much I loathe Minerva. She may be a gorgeous woman but that’s her only positive trait. Everything else about her is completely rotten. I just can’t stand her attitude. Nothing is more heroic than sacrificing something for someone else, which is what Lucy was doing, and then Minerva had to go step all over it.
I feel so sorry for Lucy. This arc has been nothing but unfair to her as a character. I think it’s great that the others in FAIRY TAIL have been doing quite well recently, but it’s ridiculous how some characters win so easily while Lucy always ends up facing jerks. I don’t think the others should lose more, that’s definitely not my point. I just think Lucy should be facing fair opponents. The way she has been portrayed in this arc is so wrong. She is a mage with a lot of potential. She may not be as strong as her team mates, but she is powerful. I wish there would be some fair opponents out there for her so we’d be able to see Lucy’s outstanding magic. I feel so sad about the results of her battles. First Flare and now Minerva…
Technically, one could say that this was a fair battle because there was no “cheating” involved. But I definitely think this was unfair, rude, and just cruel. I’m surprised that the battle wasn’t stopped right after the clock stopped ticking. What if Arcadios wouldn’t need Lucy for his Eclipse project? Would no one have stopped it then? It makes no sense to see people not doing anything about torture. I’m really surprised, and I must say, this battle sucked. Oh, something else that also sucks a bit is the fact that Yukino has joined the royal knights. She has just walked into Arcadios’ plans, and I really don’t want to see anything bad happen to her.
Aside from my rage and the unfairness of this fight, let’s not forget some of the highlights in this episode. I am a bit sad to see Juvia being used as a comedy character all the time. She used to be an S-class mage, yet she seems to be weaker than Wendy sometimes. She was so strong in this battle but fell out because she didn’t pay attention to Minerva. While I doubt she’d be able to beat Minerva, I think she should’ve been the one to get in second place. This arena was made for her, but oh well. At least we were given a chance to see how her love for Gray affects her magic. I must say, she is really impressive and I don’t know why Gray would feel embarrassed. I am sure that any person would feel flattered – I know I would!
While I am writing about love, I can totally see Evergreen and Elfman together. The Tenrou Island arc gave us plenty of hints, such as the marriage prank. And now, I mean, just look at them! If they don’t end up together, I will punch someone in the face (not really). If Elfman called someone anything but “man”, that person should feel special. I really hope that FAIRY TAIL will have some romance in it…
Having said that, next week’s episode will centre on another battle – Blue Pegasus is up. I’ve never cared much about Ichiya but he is a funny guy so I hope I’ll be able to laugh a bit. Comedy will definitely be appreciated after today’s devastating episode. Hopefully things will change for the better. At least it looks like Lucy is fine for now. What’s the point in having that cliffhanger if she is fine and resting in the preview? I don’t get it… Oh well, FAIRY TAIL having spoilers everywhere isn’t something new, I mean, just look at the opening sequences. Anyway, next week’s episode will probably be lots of fun and hopefully it will smell good (that is probably a weird thing to say). I look forward to it!