In the midst of their battle, Gildarts defends his daughter from August's wrath, uncovering the truth of his copying Magic as well as identifying its weakness. While Zeref continues to punish Larcade while revealing the truth of his origin, Gildarts retaliates against August, blowing him back as August's memories are invoked of the reason why the Emperor doesn't love his child; being that he is Zeref's true child who never knew of his existence.
Gildarts continues attacking August but even with Cana's help he is brushed aside and wonders could do him damage if Fairy Glitter and Crash couldn't do so. August moves to attack Cana calling the love between a parent and child nonsense but Gildarts intercepts the blow and is impaled by August's staff. He states he is okay since Acnologia already devoured that part of his body but Cana tells him not to push himself however, he says he would do anything for her stating he felt when she told him about their relationship. Cana states he is lying since he left not to soon after which he states is wanting to give her personal but states he can stay around everyday if she wants which she bemoans. He then drives August's further into his chest while Cana calls out to her father to stop while August questions if Gildarts has lost his mind. In response, Gildarts replies that what it takes to be a parent.
At the Fairy Tail Guild, a wounded Larcade questions his father as to why he attacked him before Zeref stomps on his wound stating he has no child. He goes on saying that Larcade is a demon from the books of Zeref being one of his many attempts at reviving Natsu and was given the name Dragneel as reward for standing out among them. Larcade tries to plea to Zeref but the latter is livid at him for interrupting his fight with Natsu and kicks away calling him a failure. Natsu tells Zeref to stop as the latter tells Natsu to continue their fight.
In a flashback, Precht has birthed Mavis' child wondering if Zeref was the father and how she could have the child. He soon takes note of the immense magic power the newborn possesses which is neither light nor darkness and ponders if it was really a good idea to allow it to live. Precht abandoned the child but it managed to survive and possessing great foresight the child was aware of his true parents. The child struggled to survive by stealing food until by chance he encountered his father.
Back to the fight between Gildarts and August, the Shield of Spriggan states no matter what magic is used it won't affect him but is shocked when Gildarts states he has figured out August's magic which is more than likely Copy Magic which he uses to render any magic ineffective against other mages. Gildarts had took notice of this after watching August dodge Cana's cards when he could easily guard against Fairy Glitter. He comes to the conclusion that August can't copy holder magic, he then destroys August's staff which he uses to copy the magic. With August now defenseless, Cana attacks with her cards while expressing anger at Gildarts for his reckless strategy as he tells her he won't dies since her smile is something he must protect. Gildarts attacks August with his prosthetic arm which he states can't be copied and uses All Crush with it to attack the latter.
In another flashback, Zeref was unaware of the child's identity but the child figured it was for the best. The child became his father's subordinate and was given the name of the month in which Zeref spent with a certain girl. He states that was in August which he names the child since there was something about him that reminds him of that girl. The flashback ends with August realizing the reason his emperor's child was not loved is because he was never even of aware of his child's existence.
Characters in Order of Appearance
Battles & Events
Magic, Spells, and Abilities used
- All Crush (オールクラッシュ Ōru Kurasshu)
- Crushing Evil, Spreading the Truth: Absolute Heaven (破邪顕正・絶天 Haja Kensē: Zetten)
- Magic Cards
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