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OK so I recently saw the first episode, thought it was all right, and I'm sure it's a good show and all, but since I grew up watching Disney movies I am quite old-fashioned with villains (which is why my favorite animes are Dragonball Z, Sailor Moon, and Digimon, and easily got into Gundam Wing, Soul Eater, Winx Club, and Black Lagoon more recently, guess what all those animes have in common?). I did quite a bit of research before watching my first episode, and has anyone else noticed that none of the villains in Fairy Tail die? (aside from two who are relatively minor)
So it does have that kind of villain and it does have fight scenes, but why is it unwilling to do what not one but TWO generations of My Little Pony did at least twice each? (Tirek and Lavan for G1 and Chrysalis and Sombra for G4) Yet it's perfectly willing to kill good characters off.
(I'll still probably watch an episode once and a while coz I still like the characters and their powers, kinda funny how Aquarius was going after Lucy instead of Bora's ship, and atleast the cat has a prehensile tail which seems to fit with the title (even though it's named for the guild Fairy Tail), but heck, from what I read the only major villain they even truly defeat is Duke Everlue, who is imprisoned. (if they don't kill the villain, imprisonment or redemption is the next best thing, I like my villains defeated one way or another)
NOTE: I edited the last sentence of the first paragraph to specify I was talking about Fairy Tail because one misinterpreted that to mean none of the villains of the animes I listed. But I was listing animes that do kill most of their main villains. Frieza, Cell, and Buu for Dragonball Z; Queen Beryl, the Negaforce, Wiseman, Germatoid, Mistress 9, Pharaoh 90, and Zirconia for Sailor Moon; Devimon, Datamon, MetalSeadramon, Etemon, Puppetmon, Machinedramon, Piedmon, Apocalymon, Arukenimon, and Myotismon for Digimon; Treize, Quinze, and Duke Dermail for Gundam Wing; Medusa, Arachne, and Asura for Soul Eater; Darkar, Baltor, and the fairy hunters for Winx Club; and EO Captain, Mr. Chin, Ratchman, Ibraha (if he counts), Hansel and Gretel, and Russell for Black Lagoon.)
Also, I think the question has been answered, pretty much all the villains I listed above are one-dimensional except Treize from Gundam Wing and Hansel and Gretel from Black Lagoon, while the Fairy Tail villains have more character than that and are not the kind of villain you'd usually expect to be killed off. They're the kind of villain you want to stay through, and some of them do get redeemed, as well as killing off two of them and, as mentioned above, imprisoning another. Only a few haven't got their fate resolved, including Zeref, but people still like him too much to want him killed. Besides, somehow I missed two more major villains, Brain/Zero and Hades.
Edit: So here's the list of villain deaths in Fairy Tail, the anime
- Lullaby - Killed by Natsu with Fire Dragon's Brilliant Flame
- Deliora - Frozen by Ur with a spell that drained his life force for 10 years, and crumbled to pieces once released
- Zoldeo - Destroyed by Capricorn with Regulus Blast
- Zancrow - Killed by Zeref with death magic
- Hades - Killed by Zeref with Death Pillar