Fairy Tail 291 Breakdown. Sabertooth must suffer!!!
*sees last page*
WHAT?!?!?!? Lucy got beat up AGAIN?!
*breaks the computer in rage*
Welcome to this week’s breakdown, Fairy Tail fans!!
This week’s chapter was good. The competition was fun and fast-paced until only Lucy and Minerva remained and it took a sinister turn. I didn’t expect it at all from the first half of the chapter, though, because it looked like a normal competition.
The fourth day’s competition portion is called Naval Battle. It’s a pretty simple trial which has an uncanny resemblance to a Mario Party minigame where you had to punch your opponents out of a floating orb of water. I guess Mashima played it.
Anyway, it was actually quite interesting. Minerva makes her debut and Lucy comes back to make up for her loss in the first day. Quatro Cerberus shows us how pitiful they are by getting eliminated right away, courtesy of Jenny from Blue Pegasus.
We also got see how strong Juvia is now. She’s on par with Acquarius and she eliminated Chelia, Risley and Jenny all at once, showing us her awesome power over water. Unfortunately, she got pushed out by Minerva right after that, leaving only Lucy and Minerva in the water.
Minerva attacks immediately, wanting to have fun with Lucy for a while. Her magic is really strange, being hot even in the water and heavy as lead. She also used it to steal Lucy’s keys, leaving her defenseless, so it can teleport things too. I have no idea what it could be, but I know Mashima will blow us away when he reveals what it does.
Getting back to the “battle”, Minerva is toying with Lucy, throwing her around like a rag doll. After four minutes, she decides to push her out of the water, but the Celestial Spirit mage defiantly says that she can take the beating and she won’t give up because she doesn’t want to betray Elfman, Erza and Wendy’s feelings.
Minerva halts her assault and just as everyone starts thinking that the trial is over… she becomes a sadistic psychopath.
So Minerva shows us her true colors and tortures Lucy, not even letting her leave the orb of water. Fairy Tail is outraged, but Sabertooth grins with sadistic pleasure.
It’s interesting to notice that Arcadios is the one who yells for Minerva to stop because she was going to kill Lucy. It seems that even though he already has Yukino as a sacrifice, he also wants Lucy and he won’t let her die until the fated day.
That brings us to the end of the chapter. The referee stops the fight while Minerva holds Lucy’s mangled body out of the water. She is going to pay for this!!
So it looks like Sabertooth has been established as the villain of the arc, now that Raven Tail has been disqualified. I’m not so happy with this, because until this chapter Orga, Rufus and Sting didn’t look like bad people, but only like stuck-up jerks. Also, when Yukino was forced to strip and remove her Guild Mark, they were shown to be appalled by their leader’s cruelty, so why did they grin when Minerva tortured Lucy?
Anyway, one thing is for sure: someone from Fairy Tail is going to beat them up and teach them a lesson. Who do you think it will be?
I think Natsu will fight Sting because of last chapter’s foreshadowing, but I really want Erza to fight Minerva because they are both extremely strong and it would probably be a way more interesting fight than Natsu vs Sting, in my opinion.
Minerva is the one who hurt Lucy, so if Sting was defeated by Natsu, Sabertooth’s pride would be hurt, but she would get away with it. Plus, we all want to see Erza’s power after unlocking Second Origin. Pandemonium was only a taste and we want more!
Well, that’s it for me! See you next week!!
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