Fairy Tail 324 Breakdown. Death.
Welcome to this week’s breakdown, Fairy Tail fans.
So, last week’s chapter ended with Future Rogue revealing himself to Natsu’s group after devouring their enemies. In the meantime, Princess Hisui and Arcadios realize that two people came from the future to warn them of the imminent destruction of Fiore, so they decide to open the Gates.
That is exactly what Future Rogue intends to do and the reason he travelled back in time from seven years in the future. He somehow found out that the Eclipse can be used as a weapon to kill the 10,000 dragons, thus preventing the apocalypse: dragons will conquer the world and not even a tenth of the human population will survive.
That reminds me of something…
In the Ultimate Magic World, only people who can use magic will survive, approximately 10% of the human population. Could the dragons somehow be related to Zeref? And will they exterminate all humans incapable of using magic to create his ideal world? We’ll find out soon enough.
If the dragons aren’t stopped now, the world will be doomed. Rogue reveals that he has time travelled to kill the person who will close the Gates before the Eclipse Cannon is fired. The only way to change fate is to kill that person… and it’s Lucy.
He fires a Shadow Sword at her so quickly that no one reacts in time, except Future Lucy who takes the blow instead. Dying, she swears that she didn’t close the Gates and that she’s happy to have met everyone again after they died in her timeline. She then asks her past self to show her the Fairy Tail mark on her hand, reminding her of all the adventures and fun she had with her beloved Guild… Then she passes away while telling Present Lucy to protect the future.
I can’t believe someone good has died in Fairy Tail… And in such a poignant and touching manner! This scene was extremely sad.
Just think of what Future Lucy has gone through: all of her friends died and she went back in time to prevent such a tragedy, but she realized that she had no idea how to. Now that she had finally met up with her friends, she was killed by someone who claims that she is the cause of everything that happened. I hope Present Lucy manages to avoid her fate or it’ll be too depressing.
I have to congratulate Mashima on making such a bold move, though. It was really unexpected and I’ll be really happy if the rest of this arc is just as unpredictable. Hopefully he won’t ruin everything by making Natsu defeat Future Rogue through nakama power. It would be really stupid… but when has that stopped Mashima? -__-
Well, Natsu is using his Lighting Fire Dragon Mode, but I don’t think that’ll be enough to defeat Rogue. I hope he’ll lose, but if he does, Rogue will try to kill Lucy… and that’s when Jellal will arrive. It would be perfect if that happened, in my opinion.
Well, that’s it for me! See you all next week!