Written by Shiggins
It's time for the "Erza Cliche Drinking Game"! Take a shot every time Erza says/does something she always does!
If it's not obvious yet, this chapter annoyed me. And it shouldn't annoy me because I like Erza. I like her character and her abilities and so much more but... I'm unable to defend her anymore. I will explain why in this review so just bare with me until then. Anyway, it's time for the review. As you should remember from last week, the final battle between Erza and Kyouka has finally begun.
|.....Then why haven't you been using it this whole time? You could be stronger than God!|
With Kyouka in her final form and Erza getting her armour destroyed in one slash, Kyouka roars and actually causes the Face clock to go from 32:41 to 21:58. Yes, Kyouka is changing the time of the activation of Face, and she's using her curse to make her power rise every second. To put it simply, she's getting stronger and stronger as the battle goes on. And the longer she stays with Face, the more her lifespan will shorten.
|Listen to Kyouka, Erza. It's good advice!|
As Erza asks why Kyouka would go so far, Kyouka tells her that it is fate and destiny and all the other convenient reasons that I can sum up in four words: "Because I want to". As Erza gives her lecture, Kyouka seems to explode and everybody is sent flying. Apparently, Kyouka increased everybody's sensitivity to pain and since Erza got the full blast, even a tiny breeze of wind makes Erza scream out in agony.
|I have to admit, it's difficult to watch Frosch in pain.|
As Minerva, Lector, Happy, Pantherlily and even gentle Frosch are all in pain, Kyouka stamps down on Erza and remembers the torture chamber. (I'm starting to miss those days...). With the armour ripped off, Erza starts to lose her eyesight and other senses because of the pain Kyouka is putting her through. Erza has lost her touch, her sight and just about everything.
|"'Tis but a scratch."|
Kyouka goes on a rant which shows off her truly sadistic side, and then Erza pulls the biggest bullshit of the chapter. She stands back up, goes on a big cliche speech we've heard a million times in the past and then uppercuts Kyouka in the face and is ready to resume fighting.
Opinion: Bull. Fucking. Shit.
I am sorry and I know I've said this before but Erza should not be able to do this. She should be dead. She has been through way too much this arc without any rest whatsoever and is still fighting?! She literally got tortured twice in the span of a few hours (I'm not entirely sure how long this arc has been in the story to be honest) and right now, she's got no eyes, touch...
|That's the best excuse I could come up with. You got a better one?|
Erza is the Terminator. That's the only plausible thing I can think of. Jellal from the future reprogrammed her to go back in time and protect Fairy Tail, and now Erza will never die and although I don't want her to die, I believe a character should at least sit down when they are in the state she is in.
Is there anything else I even need to say? Kyouka was delightfully sadistic which is always something to enjoy and I saw Minerva get tortured a bit which I can't help but grin at.
Manga Rating: 1.5/5
Character of the Week: Kyouka for being a sadistic bitch.
Predictions: Erza will probably turn into Jesus and somehow defeat Kyouka using the power of "Fuck you, I'm Erza". Unfortunately, Kyouka will die and Face will activate, but then Jellal will appear, save Erza in time and he'll be wearing a Batman outfit to symbolise how "he's so alone" and shit. (To put it simply, I'm not even interested enough for next week).
Best Part: Kyouka is in charge now!
Worst Part: No, Erza is in charge now!
|Wow. What an appropriate image for this chapter. (By the way, that was SARCASM!)|
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