So, kudos on those of you who guessed who this week's cover would be about. It's everyone's least favorite Exceed, Nichiya!!! As expected, he hides his age. I don't think there's much else to comment on, except the fact that his quote must be mistranslated, as it states that "Ichiya is my favorite! He's the most handsome cat in the Wizard World!". ( ._.) Okay, I bothered enough with this excuse of a character, moving on.
So, as everyone would expect, Juvia teams up with Gray, but fail to get to the ex council member before he is killed. I've got to mention that I love Juvia's outfit. Of course it has been used before, but I'd just like to point that out; this one's my favorite
cat outfit out of all of hers. Anyways, I suspect that the Skeleton guy(was it Keith) is responsible for this mess, as there are deep cuts everywhere in the city, and to me he looks like a samurai kind of guy.
Elsewhere, Gajeel + Shadow Gear + Pantherlily(another expected team) reach a kind of armory, but also state that they are late. The Strauss Siblings(minus Mira) also find a dead council member (DAYUM LISANNA! DAT ASS THO!) but he is brought back in a zombie-like form and attacks Lisanna. Who could be responsible for this? Once again, Keith is a candidate for being a walking corpse, but nvm. It looks like good ol' sexy nice lookin' pretty Sayla is the one responsible for this. She's by far the most good-looking demon so far, but she's definitely not the BEST LOOKING!
Anyway, she says she helped the old man Yuri reach Hades, which makes for a great pun, since Hades was also killed. She probably meets the god of the underworld, but you know what I mean. So, she somehow controls Elfman and he grabs Lisanna by the neck trying to strangle her. This arc resembles the filler Key of the Starry Sky arc more and more. Mary Hughes's ability is almost identical(only, she controls a tact) and was used against the same opponents. What's more, the teams that FT divided into are almost identical as well. Really Mashima? -_-
Leaving my rant aside, Makarov communicates with Lucy and Michello keeps talking about the White Legacy and the Face, which is one of the weapons Council possesses. He looks like he's completely nuts, but who cares? He then states that there are numerous weapons, and that Etherion was one of them. We then learn that there's an even stronger weapon, Face, which is capable of destroying an entire continent. Am I the only one who is creeped out by the looks of this shit called Face? Hope not >_> but finally, we learn Tartarus' intention; Have Magic disappear from the world, so that Demons who use curses will rule the world, as there will be no one to oppose them. Makes sense, since most of them are actually weird as shit and not as menacing as we thought.
So, the Face needs the lives of 3 certain people to be activated (Anti-Link anybody? Just COME ON D:) so Tartarus wants them dead. However, it probably knows where Face is hidden, and I think that there is more to it than what meets the eye-just like Etherion or the Eclipse Gate, which where in fact used by the villains and not destroyed. So Fairy Tail sets out to protect the ex-chairman of the council with Mira and Erza as the "strongest duo"! How many times have we heard the word "strongest" used to describe a team of FT Mages? >_> Anyway...
What I liked about this chapter:
- ERZA AND MIRA JOINING FORCES! THIS WILL BE SOOO EPIC! As long as Erza doesn't steal all the glory >_>
- More council members dying. It would be unrealistic if more of them had survived, at least that's what I think.
- OTHER GUILDS JOINING? BRING IT ON! THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT! Sting, Kagura, Lyon and many more awesome people will appear!
- We learned what Face is, but not the White Inheritance.
What I didn't like:
- The KotSS arc resemblance >_>
What I predict will happen:
- Elfman/Lisanna/both will become a spy for Tartarus. I don't know why or how, but that's what I think will happen. It just seems pretty legit to me...don't ask D:
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So, despite my ranting at some points, this has been one of my favorite chapters of this arc so far. What about you guys? And what did you think about the others mangas? I was meh about Naruto and Bleach(especially Bleach) but really liked One Piece! Lemme know about your thoughts in the comments :D