Fairy Tail 244-245 Double Breakdown. I hope I won’t do many of these. But I might. Kukukuku
*Iamnotreallyhere shoots a missile at me*
*stumbles out of the explosion badly burnt and uses kantonkage as a chair*
Oh hai gaiz. I see you want your breakdown. Well, as you know from what I said at the end of last week’s breakdown, I was
devouring puny humans chillin’ on the beach with some friends during the whole week. So I couldn’t do the breakdown. But I can now!
… Or maybe not.
*Tenrai eats me*
Sorry for the late breakdown, but I started it two days ago and then I was overcome by the monster called
Pickles apathy. Only after eating the cookie dough ice cream in my fridge was I able to muster up the energy to do this breakdown. 😀
Moving on, chapter 244 was great because of the fight scenes, but I would have liked it more if Hades had told Natsu his back story. Why did he go to the dark side? DAMN YOU
Mayushii PALPATINE!! D:<
Anyway, what I shocked me in this chapter was that Hades is incredibly brutal and ruthless in a fight, almost sadistic, so unlike Fairy Tail guild members who even refuse to kill their enemies. I had expected him to annihilate Team Natsu quickly like he did with Makarov, instead he made swiss cheese out of them and then kicked Natsu when he was down. So cruel and yet so badass.
He would have killed Natsu, had it not been for an extremely predictable, but nonetheless awesome plot twist…
Yeah, dream on. Only main characters have that. D:
Which brings me to chapter 245. I would have liked it, but the last pages killed it for me.
The final “plot twist” was one of the reasons for my apathy. As soon as I finished reading the chapter, I facepalmed. I even went on youtube searching for funny (in a bad way) videos like our beloved Rebecca Black’s Friday. To my surprise, I found a video of a mature girl singing extremely well about the world’s problems and completely in tune! And she is absolutely NOT twelve years old. See for yourself.
Well, I spared you the pain of the official video, at least.
Sorry for that. 😈 She’s worse than Rebecca Black, if that’s even possible. You know, this song is bearable because it’s about something innocent and you would think this girl’s other songs can’t get worse, right? Think again. I couldn’t even watch that video because she’s twelve and it’s just disgusting. The horror of that video scared my apathy away.
Getting back to the chapter, I don’t actually think it was terrible, because the first two thirds were great.
I really like how Laxus hasn’t changed and he’s still the egotistical bastard we knew and loved (kinda). But we all know he’s a softie and this chapter shows us that. He’s angry that Hades defeated Makarov and wants to avenge him. He beats the crap out of Hades, and it’s awesome.
Like I said in the last breakdown, I really wonder why Hades doesn’t defend against attacks. Doesn’t he know how to dodge!!?
Actually, that might be his strategy… he lets his foes beat him up to lull them into a false sense of security and then he strikes. I could believe that if he didn’t make hilarious faces like in the image above.
After getting hit a few times, Hades attacks with a powerful spell. Laxus seems unaffected, but after kicking Hades he collapses, unable to move. Hades takes advantage of his weakness and shoots a
ki magic blast at him. Right before he gets hit, he gives his lightning magic to Natsu, restoring his stamina and increasing his power.
Now I’ll explain why I hated the final “plot twist”. First, it looks exactly like another page but with some minor edits. Second, it’s been done before. Twice. Natsu ate Aetherion (which contains all elements) to defeat Jellal and the Golden Flame of Rebuke to beat Zero. Natsu eats flames, so that’s ok, but now he can eat lightning too? That’s just plotkai.
What do you think?
Sorry again for the late breakdown and for the rant. I’m glad I got that off my chest.
See ya next week after Hades crushes Natsu (I hope).
*gives IANRH a Fairy Tail badge which is actually a time bomb*
*runs away before it explodes*