Written by Shiggins
Well, it's time for Otakunuts first review of 2015 and FUCK!
FUCK YOU, ZEREF! FUCK YOU, ACNOLOGIA! FUCK YOU, 2015!
Ooooh this one annoyed me and I think that's a first for big dark Zeref, whom has usually made me excited and giddy but today he has brought shame to his name with the harsh betrayal he represents and... I'm going a bit too far now. I'm not that pissed off actually but I am mad so let's get this going.
|Can we please start being nicer to books now?|
Zeref is currently in possession of the END book and Mard Geer looks over. Just as Geer tries to tell Zeref that he can still be of use, Zeref snaps his fingers and the demon turns back into a book then dissolves into dust. And with that lads and lassies, Mard Geer is finally no more.
|Oh well. I'm sure he'll be replaced by another throne-sitting villain soon enough.|
Zeref then tells Natsu that he wanted to fight with him today but because Acnologia is in the way, it'll have to be another time. If a miracle happens to save them from Acnologia, Zeref promises more despair! ...And then he leaves. And I'm not joking. He takes the E.N.D book and leaves!
|Yeah... I ship it.|
Now to the big moment of this chapter and if you're even a little bit involved in the Fairy Tail fandom on Tumblr, you'll be fully aware that this was spoiled last week. Acnologia and Igneel are battling it out, with Igneel claiming he's been asleep for a long time so he's not as strong as he usually is. Igneel then starts to talk to Natsu via telepathy and leave a message to him.
|*sudden image of Doctor Dragons now*|
He tells Natsu that the two reasons the dragons were inside the slayers were because they were making the antibodies to make sure the Dragon Slayers never turn into actual dragons. (Which feels like a bit of a cop-out to me actually because I'd love to see dragon forms...). The second reason was that Igneel needed to defeat Acnologia, but Acnologia is stronger than anticipated.
|The page that a thousand Tumblr users cried over.|
As Natsu starts running over to Igneel, planning to join forces so they can fight together, the battle is over as Igneel takes off Acnologia's arm... and Acnologia takes off half of Igneel's entire body. As Igneel falls from the sky, he remarks how it's thanks to Natsu that Igneel grew to love humans before Acnologia unleashes his roar on Igneel.
Opinion: Alright, let me deal with Zeref first. GET THE FUCK BACK HERE! I went through this whole arc to see E.N.D and you just... Get back here and take this seriously! I know that this means we'll get E.N.D reveal sometime later but since we all know what it is, it makes the wait even more painful. It's like Tobi from Naruto!
|Like. A. Glove.|
Mard Geer is officially 100% dead... Hooray! And no, I'm not sorry. Fuck Mard Geer! I want Jackal back! Jackal was cool! Mard Geer was boring. Hell, I'd actually like Lamy to stick around because some jokes could appear but never Mard Geer. Wait... Franmalth is still alive! Shit!
And now, for Acnologia. I never thought I'd say this but I no longer like Acnologia, but not because he killed Igneel. No, the reason I dislike Acnologia is because he is just so boring! Somehow, the giant dragon of darkness is actually boring to me! He has no motive or reason to be doing anything other than "because he hates humans". He has no charm, wit, unique magic or even a funny sidekick to play along with. Acnologia is not engaging and other than being scary sometimes, he doesn't seem to serve much purpose or look like he's going anywhere.
|Admittedly, I'd love to see this version of Acnologia.|
As for Igneel, that is tragic! He's only been in the series for 10 chapters after over 400 chapters of searching for him, Natsu finally reunited with his long-lost father, and now he literally watched him die right before his eyes. I know last week I theorised about Igneel being a villain but that's only because I wanted him to stay in the series without dying... I really liked Igneel and the very few interactions he was able to have with Natsu over this arc. I think this arc hates parents because both Natsu and Gray have watched theirs die, Minerva's father got beaten up badly, a pregnant woman was almost killed by Jackal, and one of the dead council members was once a parent who lost a son... Is Hiro Mashima working through some issues right now?
I don't have much else to say really so... here are my responses to Igneel's tragic passing.
Manga Rating: 2/5
Character of the Week: Igneel for bringing all the FEELS.
Predictions: Acnologia has lost an arm so he'll be weaker now. Before he can attack the heartbroken Natsu, who will be unresponsive now, the other dragons will appear. Acnologia will choose survival and fly away, and this arc will be just about finished with some loose ends to tie up. This is not an arc with a happy ending, ladies and gents. It's a dark arc.
Best Part: Farewell, sweet Igneel.
Worst Part: Come back, Zeref!
|Wendy can predict my future? Awesome. Let's hope she's right.|
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