Fairy tail has some weak spots in story

Topic started by Sreenivas on March 5, 2012. Last post by takashichea 2 years, 9 months ago.
Post by Sreenivas (41 posts) See mini bio Level 10
No way, I can' t believe that I lived for hundereds of years.
No way, I can' t believe that I lived for hundereds of years.

The problem is there are too many main characters: Lucy, Gray and specially Natsu... It makes them slower to power up. In manga like OP, Naruto, Bleach or other big names, the authors show the main chars(and their crew) gets stronger clearly after acts to acts or simply master/control fluently their big power inside so they can battle against stronger enemies. And FT? Almost 300 chapters and Natsu's level basicly still not even get close to the top wizard, he must keep fighting some of the strongest mages in the Fiore and he have never ever beaten them him self.

One piece doe take away all credit.
One piece doe take away all credit.

All the factors that help him get stronger are other people's magic, "will power", they come only when finishing the boss then gone for good? lol, and Natsu back to a normal mage. This scenario happens again again and again. I know that friendship, teamates.. are the important parts for a manga but please? Get Natsu (and may be his teamate lucy gray) some unique training just for him or special power that atleast he can battle himself? S, SS, 10 years, 100 years job and the 400 years(killing Zeref, 100% in the future that Natsu will), so many high lvl events in FT but Natsu still can't overcome even Erza.....

Post by Destinyheroknight (10,386 posts) See mini bio Level 21

For me the other weak part of Fairy Tail is it Arcs, the Arc are really forgettable. When I was a fan, I read a volume and put it down and forgot everything that happen. It didn't stick into my head. I always wonder why it don't stick, other manga, comic and book always stick with me but FT just is forgettable . (The villains are also forgettable) Also the friendship theme feel like Mashima-sensei just shoving it down my throat, I do really want to like it but it seem like it not for me

Post by Sreenivas (41 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@Destinyheroknight:Manga is not a memory related.

Post by Destinyheroknight (10,386 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@Sreenivas:

It is memory related, a story need to be able to stick into your head long after you read it. Something that grab you, make you think about it long after you read it

Post by Jinbeifan1 (3,453 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@Sreenivas: no if you want to really be a fan of a manga, you have to actually remember what has happened before. i remember all the OP arcs (except for sky island, i just didnt like it) but if a story doesnt make you want to read more, you forget about it

Post by KingSolomon (66 posts) See mini bio Level 7

I always felt that 's what made fairytale different... Im not saying its a good thing but sometimes fairy tale seems to do things just because its has not been done before... Like a time skip where everyone else gets stronger... or lets take a sabatical to train and end up getting no training at all and just hooked up with some weird magic extra containment compartment.... Heck they asked for drugs to get stronger at one point. lol. But yeah, I think i get what your saying, every arc ends with them winning due to friendship or something.... Or whats this where is that magic coming from....bs.

Post by Sreenivas (41 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@KingSolomon: It is not like the Mangaka must skip the expectations of the fans, so FT is a failure in impressing ppl from timeskip.

Post by takashichea (14,337 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Trying not to spoil myself about the next arc after Tenrou Island. I heard some bad stuff after the Tenrou arc with the time skip. Shonen animes that overextend their run have duller stories especially since Fairy Tail doesn't have a specific goal or dream for the main character unless you count Natsu pursuing S Rank or his father.

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,308 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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I don't want Natsu to be the most overpowered guy in the world. I find Fairy Tail appealing because it's like a Japanese RPG-turned-anime. It's kind of like Final Fantasy. Team Natsu is the party of fighters that's balanced with no single character being leap and bounds stronger than the others (I'm looking at you, Bleach) yet they're individually getting stronger all the time. It feels much more natural to me. This series isn't a testosterone power fantasy like Dragon Ball Z and I don't want it to be. It has a really nice pace and feels like it can go on for a long time exploring different plot threads without having to resort to using power-ups and transformations just to keep things interesting.

I know Natsu is bound to surpass Erza eventually, but I'd honestly be happy if he never did. She's supposed to be very powerful. She's an S-Class wizard and surpassing her is a big deal.

@takashichea: There's going to be a time skip?

Post by takashichea (14,337 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Daniel_Newton:

Darn, I should have white out my comments. Yeah, there's going to be a time skip. I didn't know about the time skip event until Sreenivas and everyone started comparing time skip arcs from Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and Fairy Tail a few months ago. I almost got spoiled when I got too curious. Here's the blog.

Read at your risk, Daniel. I think One Piece got the most praise.

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