I am not sure if anyone said this ever before, but...
Minerva... DAT EYEBROW!
I am afraid that Gazellie will get powded by Sting :(
Rogue might be miffed if that happens. Sting's just been saying he has to win. Rogue's the one wandering around wanting another shot at Gajeel.
Nice chapter, Obvious from the start it would go like this though as pretty much assured we will see Laxus end up in a 3 way fight too with Orga and Jura ^^
Why are we assured he'll fight Jura?
They only need to get more points than everyone else, not be the last ones standing. Technically, they could win just avoiding Jura and still pull through while Mashima gets to protect the integrity of the 10 Wizard Saints.
Well, Jura wants to fight Laxus. I would really be pissed if he didn't make them fight.
Jura will seek laxus for sure and Laxus aim for Orga. I doubt Orga would neither be a big challenge for Laxus or Jura in a direct 1v1.
Also, yes it is like you said, they could just avoid Jura, it is a key part of Mavis strategies i believe but as for now, we know her predictions aren't 100% accurate. Mavis obviously didn't know or didn't took into account the Erza/Jellal/Kagura relationship. Im thinking that at this point all the remaining Fights wont go as planned.
Orga could be a pain if he can eat Laxus lightning like Zancrow did with Natsu flame, on the other hand we didn't see Chelia eating Wendy's wind so i dont know. What im thinking is that a fight will start between Laxus and Orga, Jura will show up but wont try anything cheesy like Minerva, Maybe like just telling Laxus he wants to fight him fair and square, then he take down Orga and after that that they engage into a massive powerhouse showdown.
I may be wrong, it might even be the complete opposite of what im thinking but im really hoping something like that, would be awesome.
Ah. I forgot about Jura showing interest...
I still think I'd prefer he be the last one standing, or at least get taken down in a more 2-on-1 type battle. Maybe Orga and Laxus could focus on him before fighting one another? Orga might feel he has a score to settle from the Pandemonium event.
1 - Makarov (WS) is KO'd for an entire arc by Aria of Phantom Lord. Later Aria is one-hit-KO'ed by Erza.
2 - Makarov (WS) recovers at the end of the arc, and one-hit-KO's Jose (WS) with Fairy Law.
3 - Jellal (WS) is defeated by Natsu at Tower of Heaven.
4 - Makarov (WS) is defeated by a heart-attack during the Laxus arc.
5 - Jura (WS) is defeated by an explosion and Jellal (WS) is defeated by Zero.
6 - Makarov (WS) annihilated by Hades.
7 - Makarov (WS) is trampled by Acnologia.
The integrity of the Wizard Saints is long gone. :)
I dont think this chapter was all that great, nothing happened but setting up for the next chapter which will be great.
We're still no closer to finding out the identity of the masked person; now that Natsu and others have met up with her Mashima wont get back to that until after tournament most likely.
Some Likely fights:
Gajeel vs Rogue (obvious)
Laxus vs Sting (he wants to see if he can beat 2nd gen DS)
Leon vs fatigued Gray (cause he still wants that bet for Juvia)
Okay, so there were two valid ones in there, but I wouldn't count Laxus to be at the level of many of those either massive or composite threats. Laxus and Orga calling a short truce I'd be willing to believe, but not just Laxus.