Natsu and the others attempt to stop the rock; Shagotte (Chagot) explains her lies to her people. When Charle tells them to keep fighting, all the Exceeds join in to help. Mystogan appears and transport all of lacrima back to Earthland.
"I realized that I don't need eternal magic power! I'd rather have eternal smiles!"
Queen Shagotte's royal guards report what happen to Nichiya and that the fallen and a human, who are in town, telling everyone to evacuate. Natsu and his group reach the lacrima island, and Coco's Legion rams into the island. Natsu uses his magic to push back the island. When Happy goes to Natsu, Natsu calls him "partner" and tells Happy to help him. Even though Pantherlily tells Gajeel it is pointless, Gajeel informs him that he is going to postpone their fight since he has to help his guild. Before Gajeel goes off, he tells Pantherlily that he will make Pantherlily his cat. When Erza asks Gajeel why he did not restore everyone, Gajeel explains that it is Pantherlily who stall him. As everyone pushes the island, Pantherlily notices Coco and tells her to leave, yet Coco replies that she does not care about unlimited magic. She cares about everyone's happiness.
Back to Wendy and Charle, when Charle tries to persuade them, she is about to be pelted by a rock. Nady jumps in to protect her and states that they should have listened to her. The Exceeds still do not believe Nady and believe Shagotte can save them. Suddenly, Shagotte appears, and everyone bows down except Wendy and Charle. Shagotte tells them to listen to her carefully. After taking off her regal clothes, she explains that she is an Exceed like everyone else and that she has no power to fight the humans. Shagotte's body reveals one wing. She explains that if one has both wings, one can truly display power. Shagotte states that she is weak and that it is her fault. She apologizes to her people for lying to them and begs them to not hate her. The elder Exceed explains that they create the Queen and that a long time ago, humans did horrible things to their race. To protect themselves, they trick the humans to believe that they have the power. This causes the Exceeds to gain back their self-confidence because everyone believe that they are protected by god. Furthermore, the power of god is also a bluff. They cannot decide to kill a human due to the lack of power. The only way is to rely on Shagotte's power to look into the future. Since she can see people's deaths, the elders would say that the people who die in her visions were dead because it looks like she made it come true.
"Extalia is my country!"
When everyone are in disbelief, Charle blames her for manipulating her memories to kill the dragon slayers. Even though Nady tells her that Shagotte has no power in this, Shagotte gives Charle a sword and tells her to kill her for her sins. As Charle picks up the sword, Shagotte tells her people to run away, yet everyone remain at her side. Charle stabs the ground in front of Shagotte. She yells at them for giving up. She tells them to fight to protect their homeland. She soars into the sky, and then Nady is the second one to follow her. Meanwhile, Natsu and the gang are still holding the island at bay. After Pantherlily still telling them it is still futile, Charle flies to Happy's side. Immediately, Nady head butts into the island to the left of Charle. He tells her that everyone wants to protect their homeland. Every Exceed soars into the sky to help. Happy's parents see their people flying. In a flashback, Pantherlily appears before the throne holding a human child, yet Shagotte and the elders explain that it is forbidden to help a human. Pantherlily replies that he must help the injured. To Pantherlily's shock, the elders banish him for his taboo. Outside of the city, Pantherlily pets his companion.
Pantherlily gets shot
After the flashback ends, Shagotte falls due to her frail magical abilities. Pantherlily saves her and asks her if she is tired from lying. She apologizes to Pantherlily, and as he cries, he admits it is his fault that this happen. Everyone pushes the rock with all of their might and believe that they can do it. As every Exceed scream "Aye Sir!" the lacrima glows blue and all of the magical energy flies high into the sky. The surge of magical energy sends everyone flying. The dragon chain cannon's chain and the island disintegrates, and Mystogan explains that the people who were turned into lacrima are sent back to Earthland. After explaining that he used the remaining Anima to transport the guild, he apologizes for being late. He thanks everyone. Everyone celebrates that it is over. As Mystogan reveals his face, he thanks Pantherlily. Pantherlily thanks his prince. Suddenly, Pantherlily gets shot by Erza Knightwalker. Her regiment flies towards the Exceeds.
Points of Interest
- Shagotte is an Exceed who has one wing.
- Pantherlily is banished for helping a young Mystogan.
- Happy's parents are seen helping Natsu and the gang with the other Exceeds.
- The Exceed holding Erza is struggling to hold her airborne.
Manga & Anime Differences
- Like the Battle of Fairy Tail arc, Mystogan's appearances is different from his manga counterpart.
- In the manga, young Mystogan did not smile whereas in the anime, young Mystogan's smile appears.