Erza and Gray reunite with Happy, Charle, and Lucy. Erza Scarlet takes on Erza Knightwalker while Gray, Lucy, and Charle look for Wendy and Natsu. Happy goes to find Gajeel. Upon finding Natsu and Wendy and giving them the exballs, Gray, Natsu, and Lucy look for the King; Charle and Wendy go out to warn the people of Extalia about the King's plan of bombarding Extalia with the Earthland Lacrima.
Lucy, Happy and Charle relieved to see Gray and Erza
As Lucy, Happy, and Charle gaze upon Gray and Erza, Erza Knightwalker is at a loss for words when she looks at her Earthland counterpart. Gray asks the soldiers about their friends' whereabouts, and he freezes the floor to attack them. Immediately, Erza Knightwalker jumps off the walls to attack Gray, but Erza Scarlet blocks her attack. A powerful shock wave is produced. When everyone hears Natsu's voice, Happy urges them to assist Natsu and Wendy. Erza tells Gray to go on ahead since she is the only one to match strength with her Edolas counterpart. Gray freezes Lucy's gooey hand cuffs until it cracks. Gray and the others rush to Natsu and Wendy. After releasing their grip, a red scar is on both Erza's face and becomes grayish. Scarlet has a cut on her right cheek while Knightwalker has a gash on her nose. (see censorship) Erza Knightwalker introduces herself as captain of the second magic division while Erza Scarlet introduces herself as a Fairy Tail wizard.
Erza Scarlet vs. Erza Knightwalker
Erza Knightwalker changes her weapon to Silphalion and attacks Erza first. This causes Erza Scarlet to change into her Soaring Armor as she notes her Edolas counterpart's weapon changing ability. After noticing the change in Scarlet's speed, Knightwalker counters with Melforce which knocks Scarlet into the wall. Scarlet thinks her counterpart requips, but she thinks that her enemy changes the weapon. Immediately, Knightwalker strikes with Explosion. Yet, Scarlet changes into her flame empress armor as the smoke clears. At last, both Erzas realize each others' abilities are different, but the results are the same.
Gray and Erza are returned to normal
As Gray and the others run, Happy asks Gray how is he able to use magic. Gray explains (from the beginning) that Gajeel found them by smashing the lacrima with Iron Sword. The lacrima dissolves into two people, Erza and Gray. Gajeel tells them that he will explain things later when Gray cannot use his magic. The army attacks, but Gajeel strikes them with Roar of the Dragon. Moments later, Gajeel's counterpart appears which shocks Erza and Gray. Edolas Gajeel explains to Erza and Gray that they have been turned into lacrima because the Edolas kingdom are after their magic. Gajeel tells them to eat the exballs which give them the ability to use magic in Edolas. He also explains that he got the exballs from Mystogan.
"Wake up you ash brain!"
Happy realizes that Dragon Slayers are not affected by Anima, and Gray adds on that Dragon Slayer magic have various uses in Edolas. It can restore their friends who were still lacrima back to normal. When Happy knows where the lacrima is, Gray asks Happy to assist Gajeel. Lucy, Charle, and Wendy find Natsu and Wendy unconscious. Charle cries over Wendy's body, and Gray shakes Natsu violently. He then gives Natsu an exball which reminds Lucy. Natsu starts coughing, and he slams his burning fist on the ground. After Natsu exhales fire, he runs off to help everyone. Wendy wakes up and explains that everyone in Fairy Tail are in grave danger.
Natsu after witnessing the two Erzas clash
Byro tells his master that the extraction is complete. He tells Faust that it is trivial to transform the magic into that weapon. Back to Wendy, she explains that the King will use Fairy Tail's lacrima to bombard Extalia, so that magic will rain on Edolas forever. Lucy observes that the islands float using magic, and the Exceeds control the balance of magic. After Wendy explains what the King said earlier, Natsu barges in and screams about the two Erzas fighting like monsters. Suddenly, Natsu realizes Gray is there, and Gray calls him annoying. Also, Wendy realizes Gray is there which insults Gray. Wendy apologizes to Gray, and then she hugs Charle who does not smile. Natsu tells Gray to put some clothes. When Lucy and Gray try to help Erza, Natsu tells them that she will be fine, and Gray agrees with a wild imagination of two monstrous Erzas battling each other. Wendy and Charle head to Extalia to warn the Exceeds about the King's plan. Charle protests, but Wendy tells her that they have to warn them in case the King has more weapons. Charle refuses, but Wendy manages to persuade her that they are living things. A compilation of clips of Erza's battle, Natsu and gang running, and Happy's parents are reveal as Wendy finishes persuading Charle. She reassures Charle that she will be by her side.
Pantherlily stops Gajeel
Outside of the castle, Happy finds Gajeel and tells him that he will lead him to the Lacrima. As Happy grabs Gajeel, he asks Gajeel how he frees people from the lacrima. Gajeel replies that he uses dragon slayer magic to free them which Mystogan tells him. This makes Happy wonder about Mystogan's whereabouts. Yet, Gajeel does not know. Upon arriving to the gigantic lacrima, Gajeel's stomach rumbles. Before Gajeel gets the chance to hit the Lacrima, Panther Lilly slashes at them with his enormous sword. Happy recognizes Panther Lilly is an Exceed since he sprouts wings. After Panther Lilly finishes his introduction, Gajeel strikes him with his iron sword but misses. Panther Lilly strikes the ground with Buster Ma'am.
Lucy, Natsu and Gray find an amusement park in the palace
Back at the castle, Gray and Natsu struggle to find Faust's location which ends up in an argument. Lucy recalls about the architecture of Edolas castle is not like Earthland's. She compares it to an amusement park. Surprisingly, the three find an actual amusement park. Sugarboy makes his debut to them by riding the Merry Go Round. Hughes rides the rocking boat. Sugarboy talks about the limitless amount of magic while Hughes throws some kind of dagger at them after he tells them that they cannot interfere.
Points of Interest
- Erza Knightwalker uses three of the ten commandments, Silaphalion, Melforce, and Explosion.
- Censorships: Since the anime avoids blood, the scars on each Erza's face glow red and then fade. In the manga, their scars bleed.
- This episode combines manga chapter 180 and 181.
Manga & Anime Differences
- In the anime, Happy and the others hear Natsu's voice whereas, in the manga, Wendy's voice is heard.
- In the manga, Knightwalker places her right fingers on her bleeding cut which is on her nose. This makes a bloody two finger marks on her right side of her cheek.
- The anime scene where Gajeel and Edolas Gajeel explains the situation to Erza and Gray are not in the manga.
- In the manga, the amusement park is outside. Compared to the anime, the amusement park is inside of the castle.
- Interestingly, in the manga, Hughes does not throw a dagger. (Check it again)