Written by Shiggins
Now this feels like the set-up for a final battle! It was a bumpy road to get here and even the destination itself is probably going to have some troubles, but it was hard not to at least feel some blood pumping during this big reunion of badasses!
|Um... Cobra? Can you just swap places with Rogue? They need to be together, ta.|
Acnologia reveals that he has now gained the power of Space-Time Magic, and he is going to use it to destroy the world because he's a bastard. Natsu remembers the death of Igneel (see? People do die! Get over it!) and is ready to fight. Meanwhile, Erza is confused by Acnologia the Dragon running away from her, until she realises he is heading for Magnolia.
|"Because I'm Erza, goddamnit!"|
Acnologia is lost in the "Ravines of Time", and the only way he can control his new power is if he uses the Dragon Slayers as power sources to help him stabilise. Erza decides to swim to Magnolia because she needs to protect it from Acnologia Dragon, and this is when Mest finally appears to help her get there faster.
|Wait... How are you all finishing each other's explanations? Or are you just repeating it to yourselves?|
And boom! Natsu's arm has been slightly restored by Wendy's magic, as she and the others have broken out of their cages and are ganging up to fight Acnologia together.
Opinion: Tra-la-laaaa! Battle time!
So my theory was half-right; I thought they were inside Acnologia's soul, and would have to battle his spirit self to defeat his physical form. Instead, they are inside the "Ravines of Time", which I am just looking at as a small pocket dimension. In Doctor Who terms, this is the Void from Doomsday. In Naruto terms, this is Obito's dimension. While this probably isn't completely accurate, I am dumbing it down since it, much like your political stance, becomes weaker if you focus too much on it.
The idea of having your soul leave your human body because you literally have too much magical power inside you is a fairly damn awesome one, although I do wish it had been referenced in the past to provide more foreshadowing for this battle. A minor complaint in the grand scheme of things but one I couldn't let pass by.
|"No more being slaughtered like sacrificial lambs! Consider this your first, small stride towards becoming a warrior race! Now, let's begin! Raise your hands up! Now!"|
Lastly... Anna. You have made literally everything worse since the second you arrived on screen, giving us plotholes, a super-powered Acnologia, a death fakeout, and exposition out of your arse with zero explanation as to how you got any of it in the first place. I hate you. Goodnight!
Manga Rating: 4/5
Character of the Week: All the Dragon Slayers for being all the Dragon Slayers!
Best Part: Reunited and it feels so good!
Worst Part: Lucy's development is ignored, so she can cry.
|Hahahahahahaha... fuck this arc. (Damn, I do miss Flare though)|
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