PrologueEditWhile Mystogan and Laxus were battling, both Erza and Natsu appear at the cathedral's doorway, looking for Laxus and surprising each other. Natsu asks who "the other guy" is and Erza answers that it's Mystogan. Mystogan, caught off-guard by seeing Erza, gets hit in the face by Laxus and his mask gets torn to shreds, exposing his face to Erza and Natsu for the first time. He has exactly the same face as Jellal Fernandes, one of Erza's childhood friends. This greatly shocks Erza and confuses Natsu. Mystogan tells Erza that he especially didn't want her to see his face and that he knows of Jellal but he is not him. Mystogan suddenly dissipates into smoke as he apologizes and states that he leaves the rest to them.
Natsu is angered and declares that he'll deal with Laxus by himself so Erza should let him handle it. Erza, still in shock, doesn't respond. Caught off guard, she gets zapped by Laxus, who tells her to not make such ugly faces and that she should come and fight. Natsu is enraged once more and yells that he thought he told him that he'll be the opponent. Laxus looks at him and greets him as if he just saw him at that time, much to Natsu's disappointment.
Natsu tells Laxus that he better not be underestimated and charges head-on with his fists aflame. Laxus mutters that he's getting sick of Natsu charging recklessly and sends a bolt of electricity his way which Natsu dodges by jumping in the air. Natsu somersaults forward and kicks Laxus with Fire Dragon's Claw. Laxus blocks this and generates lightning on his hand to negate Natsu's flames. When Natsu steps away, Laxus kicks him with his electrocuting feet and then grabs his wrist, stating that he won't get away so easily. With Natsu immobile, Laxus punches him in the face. Natsu also grabs Laxus' wrist with the same hand grabbed by Laxus, asks who's running and then lands a direct hit on Laxus' face with his fists on fire. Natsu exclaims that it's his chance to seize the top.
For a while, they stay that way, grabbing each other's wrists and repeatedly throwing punches. Laxus suddenly grabs Natsu's wrist and throws him to the ground. He attempts to slam his lightning-charged hands on Natsu who attempts escape by flailing his flaming feet. However, Laxus counters by stepping on Natsu's head and slamming him hard on the floor.
Laxus follows up with a punch that sends Natsu flying. Natsu attempts to balance himself and retaliate, but Erza, from behind him, uses him as a floor mat to launch herself at Laxus. She gets over her shock of seeing Jellal's face on Mystogan and requips to her Black Wing Armor. Erza slashes her sword at Laxus and he dodges. She asks what exactly are the things floating in the sky and Laxus replies that it's the Thunder Palace and that she must have heard of it. Erza swings her blade once more and Laxus blocks it. She asks him if he's seriously going to attack the town. Laxus replies that it's the new rule. This angers Erza and she kicks him but he blocks it again. Erza orders Natsu to destroy them all but he argues that he can't because he'll be taken out with them if he does. She calls Laxus a coward for using the Organic Link Magic on the thunder lacrima. Laxus sends a blast of electricity to Erza and she dodges and requips into her Lightning Empress Armor. Laxus laughs and asks Erza if she really thinks that can defend her against his lightning.
He sends a bolt of lightning towards Erza and she jumps up, dodging it. Using the staff of her armor, she sends her own lightning towards Laxus and he negates it. Upon landing on the ground, Laxus attacks her once more and she activates the defensive power of her staff to block it. Laxus tells her that once Mages of the same type clash, the one who wins is the one with more Magical Power. Erza adds that it's also the one with a heart and that he should have learned that from Makarov Dreyar. Laxus replies that he learned that what's important is power. Natsu, irritated, asks Erza what she's going at Laxus for because he's going to be the one to take him out.
Erza looks at Natsu and smiles. She asks him if she can trust him with it. Natsu gets confused and then suddenly Erza runs out. Laxus and Natsu realize she's going to stop the Thunder Palace. Laxus laughs and tells her that just destroying one crystal could cost her her life and that there are three hundred of them plus she's out of time. Erza declares that she'll destroy them all at once. Laxus tells her that it's impossible and that even if she does somehow manage it, she'll die for sure. Erza replies that the town will be safe anyway. As she leaves, she yells that Natsu should make sure he stops Laxus. Natsu asks if he cant trust her too, not whether it's possible to stop the Thunder Palace or not, but if she can come out of it alive. She smiles and mutters that he saved her life and she has no intention of wasting it.
As Natsu battles Laxus, Erza requips into her Heaven's Wheel Armor and summons about 200 swords. She realizes that her Magic is depleting and all those swords still won't be enough to take out all of them. Erza starts calling out to her fellow Fairy Tail Mages. Elsewhere, Gray Fullbuster, Lucy Heartfilia and Happy hear Erza's voice needing their aid. Lucy and Happy start looking for anyone from Fairy Tail while Gray plans to be able to talk to everyone so he looks for Warren Rocko, Fairy Tail's Telepathy Mage. He uses Warren as a telephone to contact all Fairy Tail Mages along with Erza so they could all communicate. All Fairy Tail Mages scattered around Magnolia are called out to look at the sky.
Everyone who's fighting is called to stop while everyone who's down is asked to get up. Warren orders everyone to destroy all the things in the sky with all the Magic they have without leaving a single one in order to save the town. The Mages express their relief when they hear that Erza along with the other girls have been reverted to their original selves. Warren apologizes for not being able to reach as far as the guild and asks everyone who's receiving his transmission to help out. Max Alors who was defeated by Warren in a previous battle, argues with him.
Everyone else who's also been in brawls argue with one another through Warren's network. Gray, irritated, yells in Warren's ear that the infighting can wait and everyone else yells back at him. Lucy, upset by the arguments, insists that they are all allies and that it isn't the time to be fighting.They should work together and save the town and the guild that they all love. She vows that if that doesn't convince them, she'll go and destroy all the lacrima by herself. Lucy's speech inspires everyone and they all stop fighting for the time being and prepare to destroy the lacrima. They manage to destroy all of them but they suffer the consequences of the Living Link Magic. They are glad to have been able to render the Thunder Palace out of order.
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 120, Pages 13-17
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 120, Pages 18-19
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 121, Pages 2-9
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 121, Pages 10-14
- ↑ Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 46
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 121, Pages 15-19
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 122, Pages 2, 6, 8-17
- ↑ Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 46-47