After Totomaru's defeat, Happy informs Natsu Dragneel, Gray Fullbuster and Elfman Strauss of how Super Giant Mage Phantom MK II is casting Abyss Break and they decide to split up and find the power source of Abyss Break to stop it.
As Natsu and Happy are running down a hallway they begin to say that someone is going to have to take down Jose, and Happy gets discouraged by the thought that Makarov Dreyar and Erza Scarlet aren't there, but Natsu lifts his spirit by saying that he is here. Happy thinks to himself that there is something about Natsu that gives you hope. All of a sudden, a man appears out of thin air and says how sad it is when the wings of flame rot and fall away and all that remains is a Dragon's corpse. Happy tells Natsu that he is one of the Element 4. The man says that he is called Aria, the pinnacle of the Element 4, and he has come to slay the Dragon.
The details of the beginning of this fight are unknown.
Natsu is seen slightly injured, and Aria says that he is impressed that Natsu is still able to stand. Natsu dashes towards Aria with a fist covered in flames, and Happy thinks to himself that he had never seen Natsu losing so badly in a fight before. Aria uses Airspace to create an invisible wall that pushes Natsu back, and Happy asks himself what should they do since Aria's Magic is invisible. Aria asks Natsu if he can still get up and he responds that he can't just be beaten there since he is Mage of Fairy Tail. Natsu then yells that he is now fired up.
Aria uses Zetsu to continuously attack Natsu. Happy thinks to himself that Aria is too strong, Natsu curses at Aria, and Aria tell Natsu that there is always someone stronger. Natsu uses Fire Dragon's Roar to attack Aria, but he Teleports using Airspace. Natsu asks where did he go, and Aria's says it is over for Natsu and that he is about to experience the same pain as Makarov. Aria appears behind Natsu, uses Metsu and says that his Magic will be reduced to nothingness. Natsu screams in pain as his Magic power is sucked out, but Erza Scarlet appears and kicks Aria in the face, freeing Natsu from Aria's Magic.
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 54, Pages 13
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 56, Pages 11-14
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 58, Pages 4-6
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 58, Pages 6-10
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 58, Pages 10-11