Written by Shiggins
That's actually going to be a running theme this week, as I attempt to actually figure out exactly what happened, why it happened and what will happen next. It's a confusing chapter this week, but you're here reading it so you expect me to make some sort of sense with this nonsense, don't you? Sigh... Fuck it, here goes!
|Yeah, after the events of last week, I need a hug too.|
|Now, I'm no doctor but if you have literal volcanoes going off inside you, you might need some medical assistance.|
|Why!? Fuck humans, you stupid ungrateful shit! I'd go a damn demon any day of the week!|
Opinion: Nope, it's still confusing after typing all that shit out.
Irene is supposedly dead now, but I'll admit to scepticism since she's the fourth (or possibly fifth) person to literally stab themselves during this war. We've seen characters survive far worse, so I'll wait until later before being sure she's actually gone from this world. Whether or not I can be bothered seeing her walk around now that she's butchered her character (see last week's review) will remain a mystery...
Natsu is back up, but how? Well, I've genuinely been asking around and honestly, nobody has a good answer. It's as if Natsu himself got tired of being ill so he just forced himself to wake up, yet we're left with absolutely zero explanation or closure. Natsu declared himself a human, so the Dragon and Demon Seeds disappeared, which means this was literally a mid-life crisis that Natsu just needed some therapy for, and he got it... through a Spirit Guide taking the form of Dragon Slayers. Of course, there are numerous problems with this though, the first being that we never even knew Natsu was having this dilemma until today's chapter, so this has all the telltale signs of an asspull.
The next problem is why this dilemma even affected the Seeds to begin with, unless they only existed in Natsu's mind, which is still confusing because Natsu might as well have told them to go away in the end and I don't think that's how my mind or my magic works. Did Natsu use The Force? Is he as excited for Episode VIII as I am, or did he literally enter his own mind to handle the problem because if so, that's some intense investigative surgery!
Also, who or what was the Spirit Guide? Why did the Spirit Guide know things about his past that he, Natsu, did not? Was the Spirit Guide E.N.D all along, or the ghost of Igneel, or something else entirely? We were promised answers by this thing as it turned into Dragon Slayers, but we've just been left with more questions! I am so confused!
Lastly, the two Seeds disappeared. The Dragon Seed and the Demon Seed.... What does that mean? Is E.N.D defeated, since Natsu implied he can now kill Zeref without dying himself? My first instinct is yes, but that would also mean that he shouldn't have Dragon Slayer powers anymore either since Natsu destroyed the Dragon Seed... but we see him at the end with his fists on fire. So does Natsu have fire magic that isn't Dragon Slayer magic, or does he have one but not the other, or does he still have both which would make this entire exchange pointless (except for showing us Natsu's hot parents)?
I'm not going to call this development lazy, or even get that upset about it like last week. I'm just sitting here in confusion, going into overdrive about how nothing makes sense. I feel like there is one big element I am missing, but until then... August! I like August! Let's see how they fuck up August next!
|Why isn't Natsu naked? Lucy had to be naked, so Natsu should be too. I'm all about equality here. At least show your butt or something, man. Geez.|
Manga Rating: 2/5
Character of the Week: Lucy for being
Best Part: We can finally start getting back to the good action again (I hope).
Worst Part: Natsu's therapy... If we can call it that.
|It's at this point I want to give a hello to both the NaLi shippers out there. You two do a good job.|
|You're damn right I'm pointing out the Gajevy cameo here! Look at Gajeel's face! He's liking this!|
Born under the stars of the Dark Gods, Shiggins owns the power of the Great Eye and is utterly magnificent in his omniscience. If you dare to discover more about someone as great as him, then go ahead. And to all my friends and family members, YOU are wrong and I should be disappointed! Not the other way round!,. You can find out about him or ask him stuff on ask.fm/shigginsishere or go to his tumblr page http://otakugajeel.tumblr.com/