With Gray and the Head Jailer trapped by the Five Bridge Familia Guild Master and the remaining jailers facing the freed prisoners, the situation in Black Vox is dire. The Councilor and all the jailers grit their teeth for the upcoming battle, but Grog realizes that they stand no chance. Gray, on the other hand, refuses to give up and bites Drum's hand. Though completely unaffected, Drum is surprised and questions Gray's motives for trying to help people he doesn't even know. Gray replies that Torch had made him smile, so it was now his turn to help him and continues to struggle against the Dark Mage even though Torch begs him to stop.
Suddenly, they are interrupted by the shouts of two female jailers, who are being groped by one of the prisoners. Commending Gray on his battle, he manages to get behind Drum in the blink of an eye and punches the gigantic man away, telling him to not get serious while fighting a mere kid. As he recovers, Drum recognizes the man to be Gildarts of the West, supposedly the strongest Mage in the west. Upon being asked what he was doing in a prison, Gildarts explains that he had promised a woman that he would destroy the Five Bridge Familia Guild and, for that purpose, was pretending to be a prisoner.
The Guild members try to take him on, but are knocked out in an instant. Drum then swears that he will defeat Gildarts and take his title. He launches an attack which Gildarts easily dodges. The Fairy Tail Mage notices that Gray is too close to the battlefield and grabs him, continuing to evade the attacks with the boy under one arm. Finally, Gildarts uses his Magic to destroy his opponent's strikes and knocks him right out of the prison with a single blow, defeating him.
The plans of the Dark Guild foiled, Gildarts drops Gray and looks out of the prison to see Drum lying unconscious in a huge crater far below. He turns to see the young boy looking at him with admiration. Remembering Ur's words that there would be many Mages more powerful than her in the west and that she wishes him to see the world, Gray finally sees the truth behind her words and resolves to become stronger.
Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit
- Drum Bee
- Gray Fullbuster
- Grog Foto
- Torch Endeavor
- Gildarts Clive
- Five Bridge Familia Mage
- Ur (flashback)
Battles & EventsEdit
- Gildarts Clive vs. Five Bridge Familia (started & concluded)
Magic, Spells and Abilities usedEdit
- Molding Magic (造形魔法 Zōkei Mahō)
- Ice-Make (氷の造形魔法 (アイスメイク) Aisu Meiku)
- Crash (粉砕 (クラッシュ) Kurasshu)
- Ice-Make: Lance (槍騎兵 (ランス) Ransu)
- Beam Pective (一点透視図砲 (ビームペクティヴ) Bīmu Pekutivu)
- Crushing Evil, Spreading the Truth: Ikazuchi (破邪顕正・雷土 Haja Kensē : Ikazuchi)
- Hand-to-Hand Combat
- Collect Beam 999's (蒐集光太刀９９９’ｓ (コレクトビームスリーナイン) Korekuto Bīmu Surī Nain)