Ultear Milkovich News

Ultear Milkovich is a anime/manga character in the Fairy Tail franchise
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Okay the fact that i expected this does not make it any less annoying that it happened. The fact that Hiro limited it to one chapter i can be grateful for, sort of. Once more i was somewhat disappointed with this week’s fairy tail chapter. It wasn’t bad but i am just waiting for the day i can finally get excited about or after reading a fairy tail chapter again.

THE PLOT:>
The first chapter, 338, revolved around the party celebrating the end of the tournament. Apparently because of the gate’s destruction, a number of events were undone and most people lost their memories with regards to the dragon attack.
The king holds a feast, every mage at the tournament attends, somewhat changed and ready to reconcile over their past wrong doings and mistakes. Natsu makes a fool of himself by stealing the king’s crown.
IN chapter 339, we learn that Daronbolt wiped the magical council’s memories. Apparently the idea that the royal family was involved with the eclipse gate and thus zeref’s dark magic was the sort of scandal that would sink the people’s faith in the monarchy.
So Daronbolt acted to prevent this insight from coming to light. He willingly allows Meredy and Jellal, one of the few other people that still remembers the dragon incident to leave.
It seems cobra handed himself back to the authorities to serve his sentence once the battle ended. He apparently heard something related to the ’six mages’ and he doesn’t want Daronbolt to erase his memories.
The baram alliance, the conglomerate of dark guilds amongst which included Zero’s Oracion Seis and Hades’ Grimoire heart is apparently on the move, with the only remaining dark guild with any power worth worrying about, tartaros, apparently operating in the background.
Daronbolt leaves with a warning of things to come. Jellal and Gray learn of Ultear’s death. Gray makes a comment about how both mother, Ur, and daughter, Ultear, died the same way, sacrificing their lives to perform magic to save others. They weep for her.
Not long after fairy tail’s return to their home, they are celebrated and awarded a new guild head quarters. Elsewhere Zeref finally makes an appearance, or rather Marvis appears to him. She speaks of how he has been seeking for a place to die and asks whether he had found it. Zeref speaks of the thinking he has done in seven years, the failings of man he has witnessed and how he has ultimately decided to annihilate everything so that all can start to grow afresh.
Marvis announces fairy tail’s will to stop him.

MY REVIEW:>
I will admit, i wasn’t happy to spend a chapter watching fairy tail and gang party. But after finishing all three chapters, i realized that despite my not wanting to witness six entire chapters of no plot worthy material, there is some logic to Hiro’s pacing. It’s not like we can logically jump from one major arc straight to another. It makes sense that their is some down time, that we get to see fairy tail doing what it does best, make fools of themselves in egregious dalliance.
Admittedly despite my distaste of what i saw as a waste of 20 pages, i was reminded of what fairy tail was largely about and why i choose to read it. Despite the fact that it was largely funny thought, i wasn’t particularly convinced that these mages, who has so vehemently attacked each other during the tournament, not merely as tools of their guilds, but through personal feelings and grudges, could so easily mingle and laugh with each other, especially Minerva and Erza.
I wasn’t too happy about that particular hole in the plot. What happened in the tournament wasn’t just about winning and attaining the price, some of these mages got down and dirty with each other, fueling grudges that Hiro cannot tell me have so easily vanished. I think Hiro could have chosen to use the ball to squeeze some more drama out of the story. But he didn’t, and while none of these characters were villains, i am not so sure i like how everyone in fairy tail, no matter how vile, eventually transforms into a thriving ball of sunshine.
I am happy Hiro didn’t linger on these events, at least beyond a chapter. I am happy that Ultear’s sacrifice was recognized. I actually expected everyone to just move on and forget about ultear, or maybe she would return to life after the gate’s destruction; but it seems like she stayed down and Gray took note, especially of the fact that Ultear took the route of her mother, saving him by giving her life. I will admit that what Hiro chose to do with her character made for much sadder material than if she had just died.
Finally we get to see zeref after what seems like an age; and the mystery behind his existence seems to have only deepened. We knew that he sought to die, probably by natsu’s hands back at tenroujima. But he seems to have had a change of heart. Zeref is turning out to be that misunderstood savior/villain we have seen before in anime, the one that loses faith in mankind and believes that its salvation lies only in its destruction. It should be an interesting back story that Hiro is preparing to tell. The question is how Zeref and his plans are linked to Tartaros.
We have not heard about the baram alliance for a while. The first time we learnt of it was during the oracion seis arc, when we learnt of an alliance of the most powerful dark guilds around and the magical council’s plans to eliminate it, starting with Oracion seis which was eliminated by an alliance of fairy tail and Pegasus blue. They have proven to be an interesting plot so far. The Oracion seis and Grimoire heart related arcs, two members of the alliance, have proven to be impressive stories. I expect this to be even better.
RATING:>3/5, admittedly after thinking about it, i enjoyed these three chapters, though specifically the last ones. The first one for the most part didn’t matter.The art in all three chapters was pretty amazing, i will give hiro that much credit. He started off slow with 338 but by 340 i could feel that old fairy magic return, it was an ‘almost excitement’ that i felt. But anything with Zeref usually bodes great things to come.
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Welcome to the Weekly Fairy Tail manga! Continuing off from last week, the recent chapter ends with a big cliffhanger, Gray Fullbuster's headshot scene. It leaves fans wondering if Hiro Mashima is going kill off a major character. This week's chapter is a bit strange. Let's go over the chapter.

Check out Katmic's blog on the same chapter.

Plot

Ultear recalls a magic spell called Last Ages and that it can revert back time at the cost of one's life. Back then, she wanted to use this spell to gain back her happiness but chose not to do it. She uses her spell and realizes it turns back time, one minute. At the same time, Gray and the others save each other lives after receiving a vision from their future.

While Gray wonders if someone out there gave them a message, Ultear's body lies lifeless on the ground.

Verdict

Good

  • I had a prediction that Ultear would make a sacrifice to save Gray since last chapter. Though, my prediction involved Meredy. I was wrong on that part. In this chapter, it goes unnoticed by Gray. It's a bit bittersweet since Ultear does not know that her life saved countless others, just one minute makes a difference. I wonder if Ultear is really dead or not. If she is confirmed dead, will Gray find out? It's another great cliffhanger.
  • It depends on preferences for fan service. This chapter has several fan service shots. Her body, mostly her butt, is exposed over the course of chapter. It's good for the Ultear fans, but bad for fans who want a serious chapter.

Bad

  • With Ultear's spell, it feels like a Deus Ex Machina. Ultear just remember this one spell that she never used, and it just saved Gray and the others' lives. It's a simple solution, but it doesn't have that Fairy Tail vibe, the whole friendship saves people's lives.

Overall, the chapter is great for folks who loved Ultear. This chapter and last week's chapter have been surprising. Not much plot progress, but it's entertaining enough.

Thank you for reading. Please support Fairy Tail legally. I welcome any help on the Fairy Tail wiki pages in Anime Vice.

Wiki Progress: No new wiki pages has been added last week. I have been transferring episode screenshots to character galleries. It's good to see new fans of Fairy Tail uploading images, but it's been frustrating to delete duplicate images. I ask everyone to please check the episode and character galleries before you add the images.

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Welcome to the Weekly Fairy Tail manga edition! I'm Taka, an Anime Vice wiki editor. You can also check out Katmic's review of the same chapter. My reviews are more neutral and wiki oriented since I promote the wiki pages. All comments are welcome here or the Fairy Tail Discussion (Manga) thread.

Plot

When Millianna stumbles upon Erza and Jellal, Ultear comes out and explains that Simon's death was on her own hands. Meanwhile, Sting joins present Rogue in the battle. Elsewhere, Gray and Lyon meet up with Juvia and Meredy. When Gray is about to tell Juvia something, he gets shot multiple times by the dragons.

Will Gray survive?

Verdict

Good

  • Kagura's scene
    Kagura's scene
    Present Rogue regains his focus when Sting joined him. I would love to see these guys fighting together.
  • While Ultear gets a huge burden off her shoulders, she still holds regrets. How does this tie with Gray's scene in this chapter? I'm guessing she might make a sacrifice to save Gray maybe to atone for her sins. It's a wild guess after all chapter is named Sin and Sacrifice.
  • Kagura's scene demonstrates that she has come to terms. It was more convincing than Millianna's scene.

Bad

  • The scene where Ultear explains to Millianna didn't feel finished. Those conflicts and hatred for Jellal cannot be forgiven that easily. I don't expect Millianna to forgive Jellal or put all her hatred on Ultear. She doesn't know Ultear well.
  • Juvia's distraction breaks the tension a bit before Gray gets shot. It didn't match up the flow of the chapter.

Overall, it's a great chapter with a surprise. Gray fans are left with a giant cliffhanger. I'm sure that Hiro Mashima won't be killing off Gray because it's not his style to kill off supporting characters. I'm familiar with his earlier works, Rave Master. I'm guessing Ultear and Meredy will have a big role with Gray in the near future. I'm hoping Gray and Ultear will have interaction.

Thank you for reading. Please support Fairy Tail legally when the manga or the anime comes out in your home country.

Wiki Progress

I still have lots of work with the manga chapters to go through. I've been preoccupied with Attack on Titan and the Gargantia wiki pages.

I welcome any help on the Fairy Tail wiki pages.

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I don’t know what i just read but i am not sure if this is even fairy tail. You know, i have mentioned this before, that Hiro is really good at doing this kind of thing, creating epic set ups, really making you think that what you just witnessed is epicness in the making. Some times its just one chapter, other times he will stretch it out over several chapters, each building upon the other one; and when it finally gets to driving the nail all the way in, he cops out, or rather the tidal wave that Hiro had built and which i as a fan had been riding higher and higher suddenly falls flat, and what is left isn’t disappointment. That is what you get when you are mostly mildly interested in the developing story.
When the wave finally falls and Hiro disappoints after hyping the present plot to infinite levels, that excitement turns into seething anger. And this chapter, if this is another of Hiro’s games, i am not sure if fairy tail will recover if Hiro does what i think he is going to do. I don’t know if he even knows what he has just done. I am going to will Hiro with every cell in my brain to consider carefully what he does next after this chapter.
THE PLOT:>
Last time we saw Erza, she had succumbed to the effects of her fight with Minerva, with her legs eventually giving out as she contended with one of the many dragon creatures on the loose. Barely
able to fend for herself,she had to watch helplessly as Jellal came to the rescue. Milliana had arrived at the scene in time to see the man who had killed her brother and held them all prisoner for years amicably conversing with Erza.
In this chapter we wrap this scene up. Miliiana is furious and clearly ready to unleash her vengeance against the pair, when Ultear interrupts her angry rant and makes it
clear that it was her, not Jellal, who was responsible for the misery the friends had suffered. She had manipulated jellal into building the tower and enslaving his own friends in her attempts to aid Hades and she asks that Milliana aims her hate towards her, after all she had just learnt that despite all the good she had tried to do, she was still as stained and corrupted as before.
Here, especially with the dark visage she wears, it is alluded to that she had killed Rogue. This notion is however quickly dismissed and she later on admits to her self that she had frozen. She couldn’t kill Rogue; none the less she is tormented by the fact that she had harbored the thought of killing an innocent man and admits once more that she is still a dark person.
Elsewhere, gray, juvia, Leon and Meredy are engaging the small dragon creatures in battle. Gray pauses to tell Juvia something. He dismisses its importance but none the less alludes that it must be said. juvia gets so caught up in her fantasies about what gray was about to confess to her that she doesn’t see the mini dragon fire off an attack at her.
Gray pushes her out of the way and takes the attack to the chest, which rips a hole through. He barely recovers when two or three more mini dragons join the the fight and unleash a barrage of attacks that systematically perforate gray’s body.
Gray hits the floor with a stunned ‘Eh!’ on his lips, Leon, Meredy and Juvia watching in horror…
MY REVIEW:>
This chapter…whoa…
I am not even sure what to say.
I was slightly disappointed by what was done with the Milliana situation. Don’t get me wrong, i thought Hiro handled it better than i thought he would. I expected Erza to make some asinine speech about love and nakama and Milliana would quickly fold. But she didn’t fall for Erza’s words, that she had forgiven Jellal and that it wasn’t his fault. It was a good idea to use Ultear to redirect her anger. She seemed more confused than anything by the end and i do not think she has forgiven anyone yet, least of all Jellal, but i suspect she will not hold it against Erza for siding with Jellal.
My disappointment comes from Kagura. I expected her to play more of a role in the argument. But she just folded and let the issue drop. Truth be told i do not even remember why she hates Jellal, but i thought she was much tougher and more vindictive than that. Hiro is missing opportunities to manifest greatness here.
With Ultear, i am ambivalent about her actions. Again it do not think that the path she took was illogical or unreasonable; after spending seven years with Jellal, and i would have been surprised if she had actually killed rogue. But i kind of hoped for more than what i saw in the chapter. But it allows for more depth in the fairy tail story, that she is still conflicted about her past and present and the difficulty that an individual is faced with in ridding themselves of past habits.
Additionally, besides my disappointment with the chapter that set up the Erza, Milliana, jellal situation, i was impressed that hiro remembered to add reason and logic to the story, that even the mighty Erza couldn’t shrug off the effects of an outrageous battle in time to fight little dragons.
But all that aside, Gray, is he really dead? I am one of those people that was advocating for more darkness in the plot, even some death to show the seriousness of the event, but even i didn’t see this coming. It stunned me. As has been the case with recent fairy tail chapters, i had no idea what to expect with this chapter because Hiro is usually all over the place. But I basically thought i was ready for anything, but this was so out of the blue and so sudden.
I am not sure how to take it. On the one hand, i can’t believe Hiro actually killed an important character off, and in such a brutal manner. As far as the story goes, fairy tail just jumped up to another level. On the other hand, as a fairy tail fan, ‘Why Gray?’ is what i can’t help but ask. In such a large cast of fairy tail characters and mages, there are so many characters Hiro could have chosen to kill off, starting from Lucy, maybe Levy, or Cana, but why Gray of all people? He was one of those consistently written characters that i just liked.
I cannot believe what happened in this chapter. The pure fairy tail fan part of me is ecstatic and shocked. The other more analytical part of me is afraid. Hiro is going to mess this up, and i am not speculating. I am sure of it. For one thing, i know that Gray isn’t dead. This is Hiro after all. Any fairy tail fan will agree with me that gray obviously used an ice clone to tank the attacks; though one has to wonder why making an ice clone would be faster than Juvia simply getting out of the way. And isn’t her body made of water? Would she have even been hurt?
I do not think Gray is dead. Hiro is clever in executing this stunt and getting our anxiety levels through the roof for a week, before finally revealing the truth. Hiro cannot kill any of his favorite fairy tail characters off, which is all of them. I am praying that he can think of a way to return Gray that isn’t debilitating to fairy tail’s reputation.
Then again, Hiro is supposed to have twitted this message after the release of this chapter :( Originally Posted by Hiro Mashima -Please wait until next week. You will be surprised.) I do not know how to take that. Maybe he is speaking to those that do not want gray dead.
Oh and there was an awesome rogue and sting moment that made me dislike them less. next few chapters it looks like they will be teaming up to take down both of their dragons.
RATING: 5/5 – WOW, that is all i can say, wow… i am reading this chapter again just to be sure i wasn’t imagining things.
GILDARTZ
Here is what i know about gildartz from watching fairy tail and reading the manga. His full name is Gildartz Clive and he is also the oldest member of fairy tail besides Makarov. We know little to nothing about Gidartz’s past but then again it probably doesn’t matter. We know that some time during his life, he met and seduced one Cornelia, eventually, and unbeknownst to him, giving birth to Cana, another member of fairy tail. Cana would spend a large portion of her life trying to figure out how to tell Gildartz the truth, that he was her father; but she could never get the courage, mostly because whenever she would see him, as a child of 5 or 6, she could feel the air or importance around him, the power he radiated and the respect he received from everyone and she would shrink into none existence, defeated by her own self esteem and lacking; basically the way she saw it was that how could the daughter of the great and mighty Gildartz be so weak.
And as the years came and went, each passing with Gildartz returning to the guild once every year, receiving the praise of a champion, Cana would watch him come through the doors, intent on finally revealing the truth to him, only for her words to fail her as he would wave his hand through her head, maybe give her a hug, and move on, leaving her defeated. From then on she decided that one day she would reveal the truth to him, but only after finally passing the test and becoming an S class mage like him. But of course she failed terribly, taking and failing the S-class test 6 or 7 times where the likes of Erza and Mirajane, younger, passed immediately. Eventually she fell into drunkenness and seized to matter.
Cana aside, we learn over time just who Gildartz is. He might be the second most powerful person in the guild, but you wouldn’t know it as he is so laid back and unmotivated, willing to spend most of his time boozing and seducing the ladies rather than getting any work done. As a mage of fairy tail, Gildartz uses crash magic; a form of magic that basically decimates everything that he comes into contact with, hence the term crush.
Gildartz’s magic is so powerful that every time he comes back to Magnolia, the entire town has to be rearranged to create a single straight path from the border to the guild and that is because over the years his return has resulted in a serious amount of damage. This isn’t merely because Gildartz isn’t fully in control of his power but because of the way he uses it. Most times, when he is done with anything, rather than using the door, he will walk into the nearest wall and through it, a habit that he does unconsciously and which the town is willing to accommodate because of the love and respect they have for him.
With crash magic, Gildartz not only crushes anything he touches but he can also choose to simply break it down into smaller versions of the original, such as when he fought natsu and broke him into
a few thousand mini natsus. While Gildartz rarely fights in the presence of the other guild members, whom he lets eliminate the enemy, when he does fight, he will have everything and everyone clear the area; because, according to happy, natsu’s cat, Gildartz always fights at full power, or close to it and he simply doesn’t know how to hold back. Which is why Gildartz’s fighting style is mostly martial arts based. He will use hand to hand combat skills to beat an opponent and only use crush magic when he physically touches the opponent, focusing the power through his touch and that way, the effects of crush magic are minimal. Even then though, his touch is designed to absolutely destroy everything it touches, hence not even in sparring where Gildartz is forced to keep the level of battle at a low intensity is his opponent, enemy or friend safe. However once he has to fight an opponent he must defeat, and determines that his crush magic must be unleashed fully, the destruction is wide spread as he doesn’t limit it to his fists, necessitating all other by standers to clear the area before he can fight.
Gildartz’s crush magic has, as of the last time he fought, proved that it isn’t limited to physical objects and that he can crush and decimate magic as well.
The type and destructive nature of his crash magic explains the reason why Gildartz will rarely engage in battle if he can help it. AS a fairy tail guild member, Gildartz will fight to protect his guild members against any and all foes, and in most cases choosing to use lethal means where others might incapacitate. Not long ago, Gildartz met and fought the mighty black dragon Achnologia. This would be the first and only opponent to defeat him; and his first defeat would be his worst. Gildartz lost his left leg, left arm and an organ to Achnologia and even then he barely escaped. On his initial appearance, he was making use of a wooden replacement. Recently he acquired metallic prosthetics.
Gildartz, as the strongest mage, was recently offered the job of master of fairy tail by a retired Makarov. After being shown the great secret, Lumen Histoire, the so called darkness (or light, depending on who you ask) of fairy tail, he declined the job, instead nominated Makarov to return to his position as he went on another great quest.
Gildartz is mentioned several times along with Laxus and mystogun as the strongest mage in fairy tail, most notably during mystogun and laxus’ first fight. He finally appears during the Edolas arc, but after being sucked away to the parallel dimension like everyone else, only plays a part in the story during the S-class arc, when he is assigned the position of one of the obstacles and judges for the test. It is during his fight with Natsu that he unleashes power and for the first time teaches the young mage the true meaning of fear. He later arrives on the scene when Grimoire heart’s strongest mage, Blue note stinger, arrives and decimates the entire fairy tail team. Gildartz must then match his crush magic against the man’s debilitating gravity powers.
MY REVIEW:
I love this character. Sure he isn’t the most complicated character, but he is…i don’t know the word to use…fun. Not in that typical fairy tail ‘always laughing and smiling’ way; i like the laid back way he is presented and i do not think we really need to know that much about his character to make him any more interesting to watch. For one thing, as the most powerful character on screen, you can expect some fireworks whenever he is on the filed.
It is a shame that Hiro limits his time in battle. I wish we would see more of him and his crush magic, because the little we have seen has been epic, especially his first appearance and his revelation
about the black dragon Achnologia. His fight with blue note stinger ranks high up there are one of my all time favorite fairy tail battles. It was a chance to see him let loose, and the event was only accentuated by the fact that blue note was so overwhelmingly powerful that with his abilities he was rocking the entire island. The effect of Gildartz’s power is usually such that you not as much interested in how he will defeat his opponent as much as how his opponent will survive Gildartz and with blue note it was fun to watch them shattering everything around them and lifting and juggling entire land masses in an attempt to one up each other.
Now that i think about it, Hiro has never provided a reasonable explanation for his absence, especially in the time of danger. He is always suspiciously absent and i hate that. We have seen copious amounts of Erza and laxus fights, characters we once looked upon as mysterious and unknown and Hiro has given us ample time to fully explore there abilities. With Gildartz, we are still in the dark about just how well he fights.
I still think that Hiro has handled his character well, especially with the Cana arc, not only exploring her character’s dark past but using it to reveal more of who Gildartz is on a mental and emotional level. This was one of those moments i was surprised at how dark the normally light and fluffy fairy tail got; i never really thought about Cana before; she was always irrelevant and her drinking habit seemed more of a comedic tool than anything; i was surprised that hiro would allow the issue to take a dark turn. This includes Gildartz own physical disabilities. Fairy tail isn’t the kind of show you would expect to have limb dismemberment, especially when even the most brutally attacked characters just seem to die away from a bruise or two.
Gildartz is just…interesting to watch. He adds a sense of excitement to every scene and i will admit to hating hearing him compare himself to Natsu, the way laxus did as well in the tournament. What is up with all these strong characters and looking up to weak Natsu.
I just remembered that at the time he met Achnologia, Gildartz was off undertaking a one hundred year quest, the same quest he undertakes once more when he rejects mastership of the guild. Hiro has yet to tell us what a one hundred year quest is. Clearly it can’t take one hundred years; Gildartz returned in a mere three years.
Anyway, if i was to rate Gildartz as a character on grounds of how interesting he is, i would rate him with an A out of an A-E rating.
Now i have to admit it, i have never understood or shared the notion that Gildartz was copied off of shanks from one piece. Sure they have similar red hair and their faces sort of look alike but here is the thing; this is manga. Besides one or two shows based off of a manhwa, most of these characters are are drawn using simple straight or curving lines; if you took away special markers, maybe the giant weapons they carry, eccentric clothing and what not, many anime characters would look the same.
I reject the idea that Hiro was inspired by Shanks in drawing Gildartz. I feel the need to say that because i have come across a number of comments with regards to how similar fairy tail is to one piece. I would not mind those comments if they actually elaborated on exactly how fairy tail is similar to one piece. All they do is mention how similar Gildartz is to shanks. Basically because of that one reason, fairy tail is a cheap copy of one piece.
That is not a good enough reason to compare one manga to another. I have looked and maybe i am biased; i admit that in some shots of Natsu smiling, he has reminded me of luffy (though only because of how many time i hear it) but one element of an manga doesn’t make it a copy of another. Gildartz and Shanks’ similarity is a coincidence, and unless someone else can point out any other similarity, i am inclined to conclude that many of these people either simply hate fairy tail and are intent on putting it down or they simply haven’t read it and have chosen to jump on board of the opinions of others.
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Okay, so i enjoyed this chapter, immensely, though i do not know if its because i was particularly bored by the last chapter or things are simply picking up. Or maybe i do not have the patience for set up chapters. Either way i am finally excited about reading fairy tail, not only this week but next week, unless Hiro manages to mess things up again. For a fairy tail fan, i am way to pessimistic with regards to the future of the story. It is up to Hiro to surprise me.

THE PLOT:>

Atlas flame and mother glare are going at it with no particular gaining of ground on either side. Atlas flame unleashes his hell flames upon the dragon, only to realize that its scales are made of something it calls adamant and are as a result immune to the powerful flames. Rogue then quickly orders mother glare to incinerate atlas flame, which she then attempts to do with a powerful roar, which initially seems to tear atlas’ body apart, only for him to return to original form. With a body made of fire, atlas flame cannot be harmed. With the stalemate reached, Natsu jumps into action; having fed on atlas’ hell flames, his attack is more than capable of bringing rogue a few inches closer to the ground. There battle is about to begin.

Meanwhile present rogue is losing to his dragon, which reveals that it was ordered not to kill him by future rogue according to whom, present rogue will be the only survivor of the battle. Rogue is shocked to learnt the truth, that he is responsible for the chaos. He tries to deny the fact that he could cause such destruction, only for the same shadow that gave him his power during the tournament to reappear and confirm the darkness within him and that it was a part of him. AS he denies this accusation, he isn’t aware of Ultear, watching him from a higher point. Following a conversation she had with Natsu moments after saving him from rogue’s shadows underground, she has resolved to kill present rogue which, she surmises, will eliminate future rogue as well and end all the chaos.

For the sake of humanity, she claims that she must go against Natsu’s wishes and end rogue’ life.

MY REVIEW:>

The first page of the manga sets some things straight that i thought i knew about the time line but didn’t. So we knew that Lucy travelled back four days from the future during which ten thousand dragons had taken over the world. Rogue on the other had come from seven years in the future, in a time where Achnologia rules the world. More importantly, in rogue’s time line, Lucy closes the door, dooming all of humanity.

Now i thought i understood things, that Lucy got it wrong and it was achnologia not ten thousand dragons that ended up taking over the world. But based on the diagram in the beginning, both events happened, but in different timelines. I was looking at the whole picture as one single timeline, but it looks like Hiro has decided to complicate things a bit further, which means that current events are happening in a third timeline.

We know that in Lucy’s timeline, ten thousand dragons attack and everyone dies. Achnologia plays no part. However in Rogue’s timeline, Lucy closes the gate, sealing the ten thousand dragons away, and then Achnologia attacks, killing everyone. So it makes some sense now, why he had sought to kill Lucy to prevent her from closing the gate; no dragons equals to achnologia. This changes everything that is occurring in this third timeline.

For one thing, we know that the presence of future rogue is what caused Lucy to close the gates, probably because she was curious as to why her future self would do such a thing, which she didn’t. So in each of the two timelines, we had either the dragons or achnologia. But because of future rogue’s interference, we will see both futures collide in this timeline, which will only improve this storyline.

More importantly, Ultear clearly isn’t thinking straight. Sure it was cool that she decided to take rogue out, mainly because it gives me something to look forward to with regards to whether or not her actions spur Rogue towards his evil persona; plus fairy tail seems to be taking a darker turn and involving other non dragon slayer characters in the problem solving, rather than having them simply sitting back and watching the fights. But really, she was down there with Natsu; she saw future Lucy’s dead body, and if future Lucy died but present Lucy didn’t disappear, what makes her think that killing present Rogue will kill future rogue?

Clearly we are dealing with different timelines and as someone whose magic involves manipulating time, i would have expected her to think about that. But if she does decide to kill him, he doesn’t stand a chance, unless the dragon intervenes, which should make things interesting.

Rogue is clearly tied to future events; and we know now that future rogue didn’t send that shadow to mess with present rogue during his fight with Gajeel. I hardly doubt that future rogue has the time to send shadows out to mess with rogue while trying to focus on conducting a seven dragon raid. Clearly there is more to the shadow than meets the eye. Chances are this will all tie into the zeref storyline. I have heard the theory that rogue might be past Zeref, considering the things he said to natsu about knowing him and how only he could save him. It is a crazy theory but a cool one.

RATING:>2.5/5 – this was a pretty decent chapter; things are picking up and i cannot wait to see what happens next. If Hiro can simply make some tough decisions and take fairy tail down a new and unexpected path, instead of following basic shonen type rules that he keeps following, this might grow to become an epic arc.

Highlight: Natsu’s awesome attack against mother glare, mother glare’s monster dragon roar.

On a side note, i have come across quite a lot of comments regarding how fairy tail has become ‘utter crap’ as they say. I do not know why these people say such things, because i for one do not see how fairy tail has changed from how it has always been. And if someone somehow managed to keep up with fairy tail to the present, i do not know how they can all of a sudden say that it is crap. I mean, sure there have been a few mishaps, a couple of chapters that just haven’t been quite right, but five or ten bad chapters do not make the entire arc of seventy or more chapters crap. Maybe it is a matter of over exaggeration or an over reaction, but nothing can go from okay to utter crap over night.

A manga would have to consistently release ‘crap’ material over a period of time, maybe 20 or 30 chapters before it can be said to have gone to the dogs. Many of these comments never qualify the message they portray, merely saying that they do not like what they are reading. Saying that fairy tail has become crap because of one or two irritating events or elements makes absolutely no sense to me.

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Welcome to the Weekly Fairy Tail manga! I'm Takashichea, a Fairy Tail wiki editor and fanatic. Continuing off chapter 333, we are heading deep in the battle between mages and dragons.

Plot

Natsu and evil Rogue and their dragons are neck and neck in their battle. While Rogue has brute force, Natsu has Nakama power. Meanwhile, one dragon tells present Rogue that he cannot kill him. Rogue denies it, but his shadow keeps taunting him. Nearby, Ultear is thinking whether to kill Rogue or not. Despite what Natsu said, Ultear is bent on killing Rogue to fix this time period.

Verdict

Good

  • Some dragon on dragon action is seen as well as the power of friendship is being demonstrated by Natsu.
  • At last, there are some conflicts with Ultear who is planning to kill Rogue. Will she do it, readers?
  • The timeline is a nice addition to the chapter. Clears some things up.

Bad

  • For those who hate cliches, Natsu's friendship can be heavy. I'm pretty used to it.

Bizarre

  • Where is Meredy? I want to see her take on killing Rogue.

Overall, the chapter is pretty entertaining. A good read to pass the time. For me, every Fairy Tail chapter is short. I try not to read it under five minutes.

Thank you for reading and please support the franchise by buying the manga or checking it out in the library in your home country. Or you can help out in the Fairy Tail wiki project.

All comments are welcome here or over at the Fairy Tail Discussion (Manga) thread.

Wiki progress:

Been preoccupied with the spring 2013 shows, I will update volumes and their list of chapters. I thank Pikahyper and Daniel for helping me out in the project. I will add the new manga characters such as Atlas Flame.

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Overview

Welcome to weekly Fairy Tail report! I'm Taka, a regular wiki editor with a team who loves Fairy Tail. Continuing from the last episode, the battle with Hades is done, and the Fairy Tail gang is relaxing.

Plot

While Zeref finishes Hades off; Meldy and Ultear have a moment together, Cana confesses to Gildartz about being his daughter. In the skies, Acnologia is coming for Tenrou Island.

The Right To Love
The Right To Love

Watch Fairy Tail episode 121!

Verdict

Beware of spoilers!

Good

Gildartz going through his list of women
Gildartz going through his list of women
  • The scene with Meldy and Ultear is awesome yet familiar. Basically, Ultear just stabs herself to atone for her sins and destroying Meldy's hometown. Meldy save her life and tell her to live. This theme of living life to the fullest is strong in this anime series. Erza did it to Jellal during the Nirvana arc, and Natsu did it to Gray during the Galuna arc.
  • I loved Gildartz's scene with Cana. With her confession done, Gildartz trying to remember who is Cana's mother out of the horde of women he slept with. Who would have thought Gildartz was a player? The scene ends with heartwarming hug between Gildartz and Cana.

Bad

It doesn't seem too dire
It doesn't seem too dire
  • Makarov's scene is pretty random, and it didn't quite start off the episode. It belongs more in the last episode.
  • Censorship Issues: In my other wiki project, Beelzebub finally show blood in episode 59 without any discoloration (I like to compare my shows a lot). Fairy Tail did show blood with some discoloration. Ultear should have blood since she stabs herself in the abdomen. I couldn't take the scene seriously. I don't mind the censorship and lack of blood in both series. For grave moments, blood seems to add more to the tense and dramatic scenes.

Bizarre

Laxus teasing poor Lisanna
Laxus teasing poor Lisanna
  • Gildartz compares romance to fishing. I didn't understand the man's sense of thinking.
  • Laxus's teasing of Lisanna scene is quite funny. I don't remember him being playful to her in Lisanna and Natsu's flashback of Happy's birth.

Overall, this episode gets four out of five. It has some unforgettable moments and funny scenes. The scene with Ultear and Meldy is hard to take it seriously.

What's your favorite moment in this episode?

Thanks

Thank you guys for reading my team's report, and I thank my teammates and everyone for their support.

Wiki Reports: I finished episode 121's wiki page last week or so, and Sreenivas is working on character pages like Natsu Dragneel and Igneel. Please see our team's wiki list and project blog. My teammates are Annabanana, Daniel Newton, Sreenivas, Wales, Buhssuht, Obscurefan, and Obsidian609.

If you guys and gals love a manga or anime, don't feel shy to comment, review, do a blog, or do some wiki work on it. The more people contribute, the better this community would be.

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Overview

Welcome to the Weekly Fairy Tail report! I'm Taka, and I'm here to discuss Fairy Tail's episodes with you fans and my teammates. In this episode, Gray and Ultear continue their fights, and Ultear learns the truth behind her tragic life.

Teammates: Annabanana, Daniel_Newton, Wales, Obscurefan, and Obsididan609.

Plot

Ep. 116: Power of Life - "Seinaru Chikara" (生なる力)

Ultear and baby Ur
Ultear and baby Ur

Gray and Ultear continue their battle, and Ultear's origin story is revealed. After Ultear learns the truth, Fairy Tail guild members devise a plan to split up into two teams, an attack team to take down the enemy while a defending team to protect the injured.

Verdict

Beware of Spoilers!

Good

Ultear's Ice Make Rosen Krone
Ultear's Ice Make Rosen Krone
  • Another origin story is revealed, Ultear's past is full of sorrow and misunderstandings. Ur and Brain makes another appearance.
  • Gray and Ultear's battle is awesome and how it transitions from Ultear using Time Ark to using Ice Make is nice and smooth.
  • Gray gets the spotlight in this episode and has a new attribute to his Ice Make moves, blood.
  • Juvia's Funny Scene: How she just wake up so quickly upon hearing Gray's voice is pretty funny. Poor Meldy. She got chased by a crazy, love-sick ice woman.

Bad

There's not much bad stuff to report.

Bizarre

Strange Censorship
Strange Censorship
  • It's strange that Fairy Tail is finally showing blood or some of it. First, it is purple. They couldn't make it red, but the Gray's ice did turn red. Make up your mind with the censorships, Fairy Tail!
  • Ultear describes the ocean as being "inside" of her mother. (My memory may be foggy, so I check if she actually say this) That's how Ur send the truth to Ultear.
  • Virgo's Fan Service: Hiro Mashima is not shy by showing off his works in a naughty pose. Fairy Tail is full of fan service and action. Virgo seems to attract more love from the fans than Lucy. Look at the altercation of the Tower of Heaven's battle in anime and manga.

Rave Master References:

  • Hamrio Musica fights against Reina. Both are Silver Claimers.
  • Gray Fullbuster fights against Ultear (and Lyon). Both are Ice Make mages. The differences between Reina and Ultear is that Ultear has another magic, Time Ark, and Reina hunts Musica to avenge her father's death. Ultear doesn't seek vengeance against Gray.

Overall, this episode gets a five out of five. Gray and Ultear have a brilliant battle, and it's a nice change from Erza and Azuma's battle.

Thanks

I thank you guys and gals for reading my team's report, and I thank my team for their support. They are busy with school and work, so wiki editing is out of the question. I must be insane to keep doing this with a full course load.

Wiki Work Progress: I mainly work on episodes. I finished ep. 116 and 117.

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