Written by Shiggins
Shit has gone down and it looks like it was crazy, but I have to say "looks like" because it's only implied to have been a major destructive event that scared my Dimaria so much she was in tears, and manga has ironically forgotten the age-old rule: Show, don't tell.
|Show, don't tell! .......I am very sorry, I couldn't resist that joke.|
|She's either really hurt, or is this one fucked-up way to present one's self.|
Then the topless Lucy wakes up on the floor. Her cuffs have been broken, her face has blood splattered on it, and the chair she sat on was smashed apart. What's even more interesting however is that Dimaria is absolutely defeated, gasping in horror and battle-damaged by what she claims to be some sort of inhuman being.
|Gasp! E.N.D is so powerful that it can break time! But can it defeat... Nakama power?!|
After hearing what transpired here, Polly tells Lucy that she mis-diagnosed the tumour inside Natsu and Brandish turning it back to it's original size has awoken what it truly was, which seems to be the power of a demon. Finally, we skip over to see Natsu covered in dark flames as he's searching for Zeref in a calm rage, and he's confronted by Gray.
|Holy shit, you are WAY too calm when seeing your best friend going super Black-Rage!|
I'd like to show my gratitude right now actually, for Dimaria not being another death fake-out. I've been stomaching that bullshit quite a lot recently and the last thing I need is another bunch of fans complaining about an admittedly complain-worthy trope that this arc has been too dependent on. Dimaria isn't dead, we're not supposed to think she is dead, and I'm happy about that. Moving on.
Dimaria's torture itself wasn't half-bad actually, and I'm trying to not sound like a pervert when I say that. It's dark but slightly comical, and you never get the feeling that Dimaria is in control of her own emotions. She's snapped and just doing whatever comes to mind now without thinking. I still feel like a flashback involving her relationship with Brandish is needed though, so that these scenes can be a lot stronger. As it is now, it's not bad. I just want it to be better, and a flashback would settle that.
|And thus, one of the best female duos of Fairy Tail was born.|
So yeah, I fully expect a flashback to show Natsu snapping so he saves Lucy. I predict the flashback will be good, and well-needed, but I'm burning with annoyance until then.
As for the E.N.D form itself, I'm hesitant to say this is the end result. Natsu's still conscious of who he is by the look of things and he's just covered in dark flames. I suspect that this is more the pre-E.N.D stage and he's going to have an epic transformation soon. Maybe. If not, I still stand by my claim that this isn't how E.N.D's final form will look.
Next week looks to have Natsu/E.N.D vs Gray, who still thinks Juvia is dead, so next week could be really interesting or really disappointing. Fairy Tail rarely takes shocking risks, as shown by the amount of fakeouts we've had recently, but when it does do something unexpected, it's worth applauding. I'm scared Fairy Tail is going to fuck this up, and I really don't want it to. I'm hoping for someone to get hurt, and I mean properly hurt. I want this to feel like a damn divorce, not a spat.
Manga Rating: 3.5/5
Character of the Week: Dimaria for her torture and unhinged attitude.
Best Part: Dimaria and Lucy.
Worst Part: Natsu's off-screen victory.
|The other translation of this... Swear to god, it made it sound like they were saying she's ready to get sex'd.|
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