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the characters and the overall plot is great imo
however this type of manga needs one hero to step up and surpass the rrst of the good guys
so far it seems the power of team work and friendship means more than actual stregnth which is becoming annoying
No. An explanation on how he can eat lightning and other elements. And I told you, quite using this "your theory".Quote:
What the heck are you talking about ? Stop making up stuff about me and saying that I said those things. You said, he should get different elements. I said, why shouldn't he train like those guys. That's it. And I never said that Gajeel was too weak to be an S-class candidate. Stop making up lies about me, I said he was the weakest of the S-class candidates. And by that I meant he was the weakest guy on TI.Quote:
Natsu said that to Gajeel at the FF arc (though he was quoting him.) And when did I say that Gajeel has no character development ? This is about Natsu not Gajeel. Gajeel, Erza, Lucy, Gray, Laxus all of them had character development. Except the main character. He hasn't changed a bit. Oh, and nice try to run away from the main point. We still here.Quote:
Don't know what you mean here. And WE still here. You aren't gonna change the topic. Answer my original post, why no tactics and skills ? You said it's out of character, I proved you wrong. Now you're changing the topic.Quote:
Because a power boost from a mass destruction weapon is the same as the boost from lightning...Quote:
No. They are random because there is no explanation. If he starts eating woods without any explanation on how he can do that, it's random. I have nothing to do with it being so.Quote:
Who said Ichigo is better than Kenpachi ? Why did you ignore this question ? Like, you didn't simply ignore it, you said something completely unrelated.Quote:
Bleach is definitely not the best example, but at least he had a time to train before pulling that power boost. All in all, both Bleach and FT are just as random. Comparing a random series to another one isn't a way to win an argument (I would even rank FT below Bleach in term of randomness.)Quote:
So must I post a link from another manga before you admit it ? Luffy learned how weak he is compared to the top, that he need to train, and to be more careful. His reckless attitude changed, when he faced the Pacifista, he decided to run away, because he actually GREW. When Natsu had the chance to grow and run away from Zancrow\Grimmoire Heart. No, "we should show them the strength of Fairy Tail."Quote:
Luffy doing stuff like that with a smile, is because he knows how weak his opponents are.
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I have been searching for a thread like this for a long time, and now I will write my opinion
THINGS GOOD IN FT:
1) The art. Mashima's style is one of the best for the Shonen genre, as it covers both the design of the characters and the world around them. His style is very detailed without being "too much", it's clean and yet very expressive. In particular, Mashima likes to draw his characters in many different ways, while other mangakas show very often the same design over and over.
Last, but not the least, Mashina draw perfectly all those little details which make up the personality of a character [ his expressions, habits, ecc] and he also pay a huge attentions to the clothes, something I like very much: an example is Minerva's dress, with a tiger drawn over it.
2) The importance of females characters. As opposite to what happens in almost every shonen, in FT the females character have very often important roles and a remarkably strong personality [ Erza, of course, stands above all ]; furthermore, it's the only manga I know where a girl is the (almost) protagonist: in fact u should remember that the story is told by Lucy's point of view.
3) The hype. A part from Kubo, Mashima is in my opinion a master in making the readers think about his characters, and he knows how to make the reader feel that particular feeling which can be summed up in : " man, he/she is just too cool!"
By foreshadowing the right information, hint something about their power and make them stand up properly, Mashima can really create the right hype.
4) The phantasy. This point is clearly explained: FT universe
Is rivaled only by OP in terms of number of characters, powers, places and different designs.
THE BAD THINGS IN FT
1) I can sum up all the critics to FT in one point, which is this: Mashima never respects his own "character promotion"
In a few words: as I stated above, he can really make characters soooo cool. But they often fails compared to how much and how perfectly they were built up, being defeated by FT with the usual Nakama Power.
An example of this is Kagura. She had everything a new character can desider: she was foreshadowed to be very strong, while never using her whole power, seeming hence even stronger. She had a relationship with one of the most liked characters [Erza] due her desire to kill [ and here comes the third point] Gerard. Since he is incredibly strong, this hyped her up even more.
Finally, she had that amazing win against Yuukino, and [ and this is the BEST PART] we were all wondering what the hell would have happens when Archememy had been unsheathed.
However, all this stuff was annihilated by Erza [almost] winning in one strike, after having parried Archenemy blow unharmed.
This point sum up everything. In my opinion, the problem in not FT always winning, or the "one blow wins" Laxus or Erza or others have. The problem is what I sated above. I did't feel trolled when Orga was k.o.ed by Juura, since he had almost no character developing. I however felt trolled when Minerva and Kagura and Jura were all onehitted.
I hope I have explained my thoughts well, and I look forward to seeing yours!
By contrast, relying on teamwork to win some fights keeps power creep down, has produced some of the more enjoyable fights in Fairy Tail, and is one of the more logical ways to defeat a foe that's stronger than any one individual.
I have had the same problem with FT for years.
Like I said, its the way Mashima ends things that are where FT falls short.
The way Jura, Minerva, Kagura, Leon&Whatever, etc. get One-Hit-KO'd and that's it.
For all of them to end the same isn't so good.
But the story is amongst the best out there right now nonetheless.
I just wish Jura, Minerva, and Leon&Chellia got the chapter to themselves. Kagura is not that bad for me, since she admit her defeat. It's not like she can't fight anymore if she want to.
I feel the same way during the last arc before time skip. Multiple characters stomping in 1 chapter makes those characters look more like filler characters.