Written by Shiggins
Well, that reveal could have been a lot worse...
Fairly obvious to be fair, as we all guessed who it was almost immediately so hiding it for a week felt like a waste of time, but the discovery of who last week's mysterious woman was gave me some relief. I was expecting to be raging the entire time, but thankfully they kept things decent enough. No wasting time. No Layla. Instead, this person is (hopefully) not angel dust incarnate.
Acnologia is chasing after Blue Pegasus' airship, with our model friend Jenny on the wheel. She gives the fans a Jerza moment because why not, and the mysterious stranger goes over to help Wendy relax so she doesn't get motion sickness. Jenny tries firing the airship's magic cannon to Acnologia, but he responds by swallowing it whole and creating the best panel possible.
|Wendy's expression matches my own.... I mean uh... "yay"... tsk.|
Remember when I said Zeref's meltdown wasn't as fun as it should be? THIS is what I wanted, as Zeref is way too horny over fighting Natsu. And finally, back to Anna as she explains her backstory briefly in a way that... look, it's bullshit. I'm not even bothering typing it all up. You've read it. It's bullshit. Plot holes ahoy!
Then Anna says she has a way to defeat Acnologia... A "Timelapse!"
|Haha... Fuck this arc, man.|
|Oh daddy, yes! Villain breakdown! Give it to me!|
|YOU ARE TOO KIND! I almost hate you more than Jellal at this point! That is how much I hate you, Layla!|
|Preview of Chapter 531/532, when the characters find the Timelapse.|
Opinion: So many mistakes...
Anna, we'll begin with you. Your backstory makes zero sense. Not only were you absolutely never even foreshadowed or mentioned in any capacity by the Dragon Slayers, despite Wendy recognising her immediately when face-to-face, which tells us she remembers her completely. So what we have here is a character who was important to the backstory of the Dragon Slayers, yet not one of the five even hinted at her until then.
Ignoring that lack of foreshadowing however, she abandoned these kids. Claiming to love them, yet not once stepping in to help during the entirety of the series even though she was supposedly there the whole time. Sting and Rogue were in a Guild where they got physical abuse from a bearded Hulk Hogan, and she did nothing. Gajeel was literally kidnapping her descendent and torturing her, and she did nothing. It's almost as if this isn't possible and that her appearance in this war is bullshit that was awkwardly manufactured for the plot... but that's impossible, right?!
|Okay, this entire sequence of events could be redeemed if they open that book and Natsu's demon side is awakened to something truly epic. I'll even forgive the seed-bullshit... No, I won't but I'll forget it if we get something awesome!|
Zeref's plan is admittedly pretty diabolical though. I like the opportunity it presents, and that it fits with his character's mindset. Although it is probably unlikely, I love the idea of Natsu and Zeref literally going back in time and battling it out in some unique ancient location. We've seen fights inside Fairy Tail a million times. Let's get creative, people!
|I swear to god, if this goes well then I am going to go absolutely batshit insane.|
Guys... I'm getting slightly irritated.
Chapter 529: 2.5/5
Chapter 530: 1.5/5
Character of the Week: Acnologia for his consistency.
Best Part: Zeref losing his mind.
Worst Part: The Heartfilia family. (Except Lucy. Love you, L!)
|Oh finally, we've reached the good stuff!|
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/