Fairy Tail 280 Breakdown. Kagura, the BAMF swordswoman.
Lately, Fairy Tail has been changing for the better. Before this arc, it was easy to guess the winner of a fight, but now we’re kept on our toes wondering what will happen, just like in this week’s awesome chapter.
Two new characters are introduced: Yukino and Kagura. Even though they look different, they are actually quite similar, being very confident in their abilities and wanting to win for the sake of their Guild. Yukino’s confidence borders on recklessness and stupidity, though, because she asks Kagura to bet their lives on the match.
This made little sense to me because this is a normal fight between two mages who have just met and who don’t hate each other. Betting their lives is way too dramatic, unless Sabertooth and Mermaid Heel are rival guilds, but someone would have mentioned that by now if it were true. Well, I guess Sabertooth likes being flashy! @__@
Moving on, Yukino shows us that there’s a reason why she’s so confident. She’s a Celestial Spirit Mage and she has three powerful spirits that we’ve never seen before under her control.
I’m not surprised that Yukino’s a Celestial Spirit Mage, even though I hoped she would have used a new and extremely powerful magic, but she just had to be a clone of Angel. I’m not disappointed (well, maybe a bit :P) because her magic is crucial to this arc’s plot: Arcadios needs to sacrifice a Celestial Spirit Mage for the Eclipse Plan and if there are two of them, maybe his plan will work without them dying, assuming that he only needs massive magical power and the death part isn’t necessary. Thanks to Yukino, Lucy might survive!
Moving on, the new Celestial Spirits look great. Pisces reminds me of the Yin-Yang concept in Taoism and it is probably a very powerful spirit, just that it looked weak because it fought against Kagura, a monster. The same goes for Libra and Opiuchus who were also defeated without managing to land a hit on their opponent.
After completely pwning the spirits without even drawing her sword, Kagura reaches Yukino and defeats her in a single blow.
Right until the page before this one, I was expecting Yukino to win somehow because I couldn’t believe that Sabertooth would have lost. When Kagura came out of the battle unscathed, I was shocked. This is exactly what I meant by “unexpected”! I’m so happy Hiro decided to surprise us all by doing this.
Despite losing so badly, Yukino is still extremely strong. Sabertooth wouldn’t have let her join the Grand Magic Games team if she wasn’t. I think she would have put up a fight against her fellow Guildmates or against anyone but the crazy-powerful mages such as Laxus, Jura, Jellal, Kagura… I hope she’ll redeem herself later on.
The chapter ends as we find out that the last day of the GMG will be July 7…
This was another unexpected revelation. July 7 is the day on which Lucy’s mom died and the dragons disappeared 14 years ago, in the year X777.
Since Layla Heartfilia was a Celestial Spirit Mage, that raises some questions.
Did she die because she was used in the Eclipse Plan?
Were the dragons sealed by the Dark Gate?
What has Zeref got to do with this?
We can only wait for the end of this arc to know the truth.
Anyway, that’s it for this week’s breakdown. Tell me what you think about my crazy theories in the comments!