Fairy Tail 265 Breakdown. True Dragon Slayers.
So, this chapter was the first of a new arc. I thought it would have been a build-up chapter for the awesomeness in the next chapters, but Mashima really surprised me with the final twist. Who would have expected that?
Great chapter. It explained the rules of the Grand Magic Games and we also found out which Fairy Tail members are going to fight in the games.
Mashima probably didn’t want to troll us even more by letting Lucy and Wendy fight when monsters like Mirajane, Gajeel and Laxus were available, so for some reason they aren’t back yet. Did they forget about the Grand Magic Games or did something happen to them? I’m hoping for the second option. It would give them a valid reason for not coming back and also because whatever managed to stop mages as strong as them must be a monster. Or maybe this is just a plot device and I’m overthinking things. >__>
Anyway, these five characters are going to fight for Fairy Tail. They are all very powerful and they also have great teamwork, so I can see them winning this, especially because they now have a huge power boost from Ultear’s magic.
But power isn’t everything. The competition changes every year and it can be anything. This sounds very interesting.
There’s also a chance that Sabertooth has been cheating every year to win the Grand Magic Games and they are helped by the king of Fiore, Mercurius. The reason why I think this is because of this page…
This weird, imp-like creature is spying on Wendy and Charle for some reason. I think he’s an agent of the king because he is right in front of the king’s castle and because I have a feeling that Mercurius is evil, just like Faust, the king of Edolas. Another reason why I think Sabertooth is winning the tournament thanks to the king is that they appeared out of nowhere a few years ago and they became the strongest guild in Fiore. They could be the king’s guild and he’s been using them for unknown reasons.
What do you think? What is that imp?
And so we make it to the final part of the chapter where we meet the badass Dragon Slayers Sting and Rogue who have completely pwned some fodder mages. Big deal, even Tenten can do that!
Then they prove me wrong. They reveal their true nature by berating Natsu for losing against Acnologia and they claim that they could defeat it because they are true dragon slayers, unlike him. Their creepy Exceeds start explaining that they are third generation Dragon Slayers: they have dragon Lachryma in their bodies (like Laxus), but they have also been trained by a dragon (like Natsu). That doesn’t prove that they are stronger than other Dragon Slayers (look at Laxus and Natsu, for example), but then they say that they became true dragon slayers by killing their dragon parent.
This plot twist really surprised me. I thought that Sting and Rogue were good guys when they first appeared, but they finally revealed their true colors in this chapter. They killed their dragon parent, their only family. I hope Fairy Tail defeats them.
That’s it for me. Sorry for the late breakdown (still earlier than last week’s breakdown, fortunately) and I’ll try to be quicker next week.
See you in the comments!