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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Fairy Tail Discussion

@Destinyheroknight: @takashichea: Lots of them use different types of magic. If you look at the character pages on the Fairy Tail wiki, most characters have several types of magic listed. Usually, they just have a primary type they specialise in. Natsu's primary magic is Fire Dragon Slayer magic, but he also knows elements of Macao's fire magic (allows him to do more with his fire), he's somehow integrated Laxus' Lightning Dragon Slayer magic into his own (though he's only used it twice so far in the anime), and he even learned some transformation magic from Mirajane in a manga special, though I don't know if that's canon or not.

In terms of the Fairy Tail universe, I think they mostly specialise in one type because of two reasons:

  1. It takes years to learn and master one type of magic.
  2. You probably need to be exceptionally powerful to used multiple types easily (like, Makarov-level powerful).

@takashichea said:

I guess Hiro Mashima wants to limit his characters from getting overpowered. Plus, having one type of magic makes them unique a bit. Makes characters somewhat distinguishable to the fans.

Ultimately, these are the biggest reasons. Think about it this way, the members of Fairy Tail are like western comic book superheroes. Natsu has fire powers like the Human Torch, Gray has ice powers like Iceman, Elfman can transform into different creatures like Beast Boy. Sure, they would be more powerful with more powers, but not every character is a Superman, you know?

@Destinyheroknight said:

and they can still match the current people by just doubling there powers LOL!

Actually that's not really true. All unlocking their "second origin" really did was open up their "second" magic container, essentially increasing their stamina so they can fight longer. They might be able to use more magic at once that way, maybe making some spells more powerful, but it certainly didn't just "double" their powers.

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@takashichea said:

Should we create a concept page called Easter Eggs?

"Easter Egg" is a term more traditionally used for video games and software really. What are those things exactly? If they're from Rave Master or some of Mashima's other work then they would qualify as cameos, I suppose.

@takashichea said:

Hmm, what I was supposed to think here, rape or something? A little dark for Fairy Tail, you know.

Well, not "rape" per se, since it was supposed to be the prize of a bet, but yeah, pretty close. And you're right, it is pretty dark, which is why he didn't just say "If I win I get to fuck your sisters", it was worded in such a way that young viewers won't understand what Bacchus was implying.

I really enjoyed that fight, my honest gut feeling was that Elfman would lose so I was actually surprised when he didn't and I'm glad I was wrong. Fairy Tail's comeback is almost overdue at this point, but I was expecting a very obvious set-up for Fairy Tail to start their comeback, like Erza going up against some weak opponent. Elfman managing to beat someone Erza has never defeated before is, in the words of Jason: COOOOOOOOOOOL! (I can't decide if I hate that guy or not...)

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@takashichea: Oh, wait...

...is it one of Erza's childhood friends? I can't remember her name but I think one of them had the dog/cat-like face...

...considering I was 99% sure last time, I'm probably totally wrong again.

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@takashichea: Also since it's not who I thought it was I totally take back what I said about the cat theme being clever!

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@takashichea: Wait, seriously? Well damn it.

And you said it's obvious who she is? Ugh, my memory obviously sucks. Now I want to read the manga just to find out!

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@takashichea: I have a hunch about who she is, and you pointing her out has made me 99% sure about it.

I'm assuming she's Coco, right? The face (nose, specifically) and hair colour gave it away for me more than her body.

It's interesting that she has a cat thing going on, while her Edolas counterpart was designed to look more like a dog (big, floppy hat-ears) that's kinda cool.

Also, daaaaaamn that's a skimpy outfit. It's odd that they changed/censored Lucy Ashley's outfit but haven't bothered with this one. She's running around in just lingerie and a cape.

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@takashichea: Maybe I'll read a few chapters and see how I feel about it. The problem is if I go too far and then decide it was a bad idea I will have probably read through several months worth of episodes and have to wait that long for the anime to catch up again. It's a slippery slope.

@takashichea said:

You'll probably find out who the hell is the Bunny guy in Blue Pegasus is. I wasn't expecting that when I read the manga. I added foreshadowing in the points of interest.

That's one of the spoilers I've seen already, given the foreshadowing that one makes sense so I wasn't too bothered by it.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Fairy Tail Discussion

I'm thinking about reading the manga instead of just watching the anime (I'll still watch it, though). Mostly because when I'm searching for images and information to fill our wiki out, I quite often accidentally see spoilers.

What's the word guys, should I do it? Or will it spoil the anime experience too much? I did the same thing for Bleach for a while and it kind of spoiled my enjoyment of the anime so I don't know if this is a good idea or not.

You read the new manga chapters, right? What do you think?

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic Discussion

@takashichea said:

Oh, I didn't know Crunchyroll didn't air in the U.K. Man, no wonder my Austrailia wiki editors in Sket Dance Wikia couldn't find the show legally.

Crunchyroll is pretty good here but the primary focus has always been the US.

@takashichea said:

Wiki

Oh yeah, when you catch up, I need to talk to you about the Djinn Equip and Dungeon Conqueror concepts along with the Djinn Metal object. Whether we should combine the wiki pages or not. Some of them like the first two concepts are so similar to each other. I'm not sure what to do given we don't have much info on it.

Sure, I'll take a look when I'm caught up.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic Discussion

@takashichea: I like all three of the main characters, I'm four episodes in and all three of them are still pretty mysterious. Aladdin genuinely appears to know nothing about himself, while Alibaba is keeping to himself, though he has already said he will tell Aladdin everything. I kind of hope he keeps some of his past to himself for now though to keep things interesting. Morgiana seems like the kind of character who bottles up her emotions and is liable to explode without warning--at least that's the impression I'm getting--she should be fun to watch regardless.

I was pretty surprised how dark Magi gets in spots, like the flashback showing that asshat lord jabbing a sword in Morgiana's face. It definitely adds a little shock value I wasn't expecting.

Oh, I added a Hulu synopsis to one of the episodes because it didn't have one, and I can't access Magi episodes on Crunchyroll, it's not available in the UK. I can get the information from Hulu though so I did. It looks like they use the same information on both sites anyway.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic Discussion

So I finally started watching this and checked out the first episode, what a wacky show, but definitely in a good way.

@takashichea said:

They should have made the first episode better. It was too sleepy, and it didn't have enough action.

What? Were we watching the same thing? There was a giant headless blue guy wrestling with a giant man-eating plant! What more do you want?!

I thought it was a great first episode. It set up the world pretty well, while leaving a lot of things up in the air, so I'm already pretty eager to jump into episode 2.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Mysterious Girlfriend X Discussion

@Supreme Marvel said:

Her wearing his shirt.

Hmm, I remember that...

Really? She was sick and he came over to help, left his shirt there. He returns later and she's wearing his shirt when she opens the door.

Yeah, I said I remember that part :P

I enjoyed the image of Tsubaki kissing a photo of Urabe, and then her kissing the other side. That was cool.

Doooon't remember that...

Okay, yeah, I definitely need to go back and check all the chapters. Sounds like there's quite a lot I've missed.

:O A person has taken pictures of the girls during swimming class. Tsubaki is given the one of Suwano, while his friends buys the rest so he doesn't rouse suspicion. Tsubaki makes sure he gets Urabe from him while getting the others. He has to do this because Urabe found the photo and wasn't pleased. Near the end he kisses them both having different affects on the drool and then explains what happened. He then kisses the photo after Urabe asking if there was any difference. When he kisses it Urabe jumps in and kissed the other side of the photo.

Very romantic.

The first part sounds familiar, though I might be thinking about the bit in the anime where he takes photos of Urabe with her new hairdo, not sure. Either way I don't think I remember the kissing part.

That's good though! It just means there's some Mysterious Girlfriend X content I've missed somehow and need to check out, sweet.

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General Discussion » Who's powers would you rather have: Goku or Ichigo?

At first I was going to say "Goku, DUUUHHHHH, no contest!" but thinking about it...

Goku is way more powerful, granted, but Ichigo is no pushover. He's more than powerful enough for you to run around doing whatever you want. The cool thing about Ichigo's powers that often gets overlooked (they should have utilised this more in the manga/anime) is that the dude can basically turn into a ghost. An invisible, super-powered, ghost.

Goku has all the other superpowers under the sun, but invisibility is one of the coolest powers out there. I'd be pretty tempted to go with Ichigo...

Plus, I don't believe the subject has ever really been touched on in the story, but isn't Ichigo kind of immortal? Not live-absolutely-forever-immortal, but, since he has Shinigami powers, shouldn't he be able to live as long as a Shinigami? Maybe his human body would grow old, but he could probably just replace it with a gigai anyway, right? Saiyans live a lot longer than humans, but that doesn't come close to Shinigami lifespans.

Just a few things to think about.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Mysterious Girlfriend X Discussion

@Supreme Marvel said:

Her wearing his shirt.

Hmm, I remember that...

I enjoyed the image of Tsubaki kissing a photo of Urabe, and then her kissing the other side. That was cool.

Doooon't remember that...

Okay, yeah, I definitely need to go back and check all the chapters. Sounds like there's quite a lot I've missed.

What did you think of Momoka? I think she's a fun character, quite the troublemaker too.

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Mirajane Strauss » My Thoughts on Mira

@MsSlicingClaws: By the way, the main Fairy Tail discussion thread is here, in case you haven't seen it yet.

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Mirajane Strauss » My Thoughts on Mira

I like Mirajane when her dark side comes out, I'm definitely looking forward to her fights in the Grand Magic Games.

Moving this thread to the Fairy Tail forum, it'll probably get more views there.

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@takashichea: Ha, looks like you beat me to it by a few seconds. Oh well, no harm is having two explanations!

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Fairy Tail Discussion

@bettywhitechan said:

I'm just curious, what do you mean by stitching? What exactly are you doing with these pictures?

He's talking about "stitching" several anime screen captures together to make one larger image. You know when the screen pans across a character or something? You take screen caps of each part and merge them together in an image editor like Photoshop to create the full image.

The forum page is a little hard to find though... is there a way to mark it as a favorite?

You can't favourite specific threads, but if you like Fairy Tail, I suggest you go on this, this, this and this page and click the "Add Forum to Faves" button in the top right corner of each page.

From anywhere on the forums you can scroll to the top of the page and click the " FAVORITES" link to see all the Fairy Tail threads (or whatever else you add to your favourites). Also, when you're on the Anime Vice main page, you will see your favourites in the "Site Activity" section.

Hope that helped!

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