Fairy Tail 253. Time-skip, WTF?!?
We all thought that this week’s chapter would have been about Makarov’s death and Fairy Tail’s sadness, but Mashima completely blew our minds with an unexpected plot twist: a time skip.
The chapter started just like we expected: Makarov fell to Acnologia’s strength and was about to die.
Then Natsu and everyone else arrived. This is when I started raging. Why ruin such an awesome death, Mashima? This is the fourth time he “died”! I hope you have something good in mind to make up for this!
And he did.
This page is very intriguing. Who is this girl? An angel? A ghost? A fairy?
My theory is that she’s the spirit of Mavis Vermilion, the first master of Fairy Tail. Mavis is a female name, according to Wikipedia, and it would be fitting for Fairy Tail to be founded by a fairy. She’s probably using a mysterious magic to protect them since she can’t actually fight Acnologia, being a ghost.
What do you think?
Anyway, the fight continues with Acnologia pwning Fairy Tail and Gildartz reveals that it’s just toying with them. They can’t even imagine how powerful it really is.
As if it read his mind, the dragon flies into the air and starts charging a breath attack to destroy the island and Fairy Tail with it. Everyone decides to focus their magic toward Fried and to join their powers by holding hands.
Sadly for them, Acnologia obliterates the island, leaving no trace of Fairy Tail. Zeref cries for Natsu and it’s revealed that the surrounding waters were searched for half a year with no survivors found. Seven years later, Romeo stares off into the sea.
Wow. That was crazy. I seriously didn’t expect Mashima to do that.
I have my doubts on everyone being dead, though. The mysterious girl probably teleported them to a different dimension where they have remained in stasis for seven years and Romeo will find them because he needs their help to fight Zeref and protect Fairy Tail.
Speaking of which, how has Fairy Tail survived these seven years without their master and their strongest mages? Macao and the senior guild members could be leading the Guild during Makarov’s absence, or maybe Porlyusica became the leader. The worst case would be if the council had taken over Fairy Tail to keep it under control and to use it to their own ends.
This time skip really bugs me. Everyone will have gotten way older in seven years! Wendy will have already gone through puberty and she’ll be a hot chick (no pedo?) and the other main characters will be adults. This is a shonen manga and the protagonists should be young people, like in One Piece and Naruto.
I don’t like this plot twist. This time skip came out of nowhere and it’s too long. It would have been a good idea if Makarov had died and if there had been some build up to it, but it was kinda random. /end rant
Well, that’s my opinion. What’s yours?
Well, that’s it for me. Here’s your demotivational poster!
I’m going to be waiting for next week’s chapter to see if Mashima ruined/improved Fairy Tail in my Acnologia-proof underground bunker. See you in the comments!