Fairy Tail 296-297 Double Breakdown! Natsu, the Ultimate Fire Dragon Troll.
Welcome to this week’s Fairy Tail double breakdown, WRA!
Chapter 296 and 297 concluded the Battle of the Dragon Slayers, which I really hated.
After Sting and Rogue got hyped up for months, I expected a much more exciting battle. It started with Natsu and Gajeel pwning their opponents effortlessly, even after they activated their Drives. I rejoiced when they used Dragon Force and it looked like Sting alone would have been able to defeat them, but when they got up after that beating as if nothing happened, I facepalmed. And when Natsu proclaimed that he would have defeated them alone, I couldn’t believe it.
He then proceeded to literally burn through every single one of their attacks, even Unison Raid, and Sting and Rogue collapse after the beating he gave them. Finally one of the Twin Dragons says something smart…
Just how much did the Sabertooth Dragons overestimate themselves (or underestimate Fairy Tail) if they actually thought they could defeat both of their opponents? Were they really so cocky that they didn’t even train during the three months between Fairy Tail’s return and the Grand Magic Games? If they didn’t, then I can understand why they lost, but I still think Natsu should have struggled more. Sabertooth should have been able to put up a fight even without Dragon Force.
In the end, this fight left a bad taste in my mouth. For starters, Rogue, a character I actually liked, was completely trolled by Mashima. Sting got all the spotlight and he beat up Natsu and Gajeel, even though it was only for a chapter. The Shadow Dragon didn’t use any secret Dragon Arts and he wasn’t even defeated by his rival Gajeel! Also, Natsu didn’t show us any awesome new techniques, so I was really disappointed.
Anyway, enough complaining. Chapter 297 was actually pretty good. We got a mysterious two-page spread of the Dragon Graveyard, but no further explanation was given. Also, Jellal managed to catch up with the hooded
man woman and her true identity really shocks him…. Unfortunately the chapter ends on a cliffhanger and we’ll have to wait three weeks to know who she is!
I’ve read many theories about who this hooded woman could be, but I still have no idea. Some people think she’s Lucy from the future, others think it’s a genderbent Zeref… But I really don’t know. What do you think?
Well, that’s it for me. See you next week with another Grand Magic Games side story!!
No one cares about the face of that girl… If you know what I mean. @___@