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good chapter indeed.
i think ice-make still stronger than memory-make i mean in memory make, rufus have to remember magics which he must see beforehand for casting but in ice make, gray create anything with ice he can imagine and he imagine faster than rufus's memorization speed and with second origin he got from ultear he can cast them repeatedly without a problem of getting exhausted. i dont think he can do that move named 'one sided chaotic dance' before second origin so this is a nice improvement for gray.
also one thing got my attention rufus cant use every spell if i'm not mistaken he memorized natsu's battle against sting and rogue but he cant use natsu's flame against gray instead he used normal fire magic which he have used before against eve, so i think he can't use lost magics like dragon slayer and god slayer magic despite he memorized them, so orga's magic is not a god slayer magic nor lost magic.
anyway waiting for orga vs laxus. we will see what orga's magic actually is in that fight.
Could it be that when Rufus memorizes an attack, it doesn't mean that the attack is performed in the same power as the original that has been memorized? Just a process of being a copycat and when performed, it is done based on the performers powers not the original thing..
Somewhat more seriously, though, I see a increased mention of memory in this entire arc. We were first introduced to it by means of Rufus. Then Natsu and Gajeel in their battle suddenly became technical and showed that magic in itself isn't enough and, like the martial artists, you need to keep a clear head and memory of how your opponent places his feet, breathes, synchronises etc. Then there was Mavis, and now we have Gray reminding us that he has memorised Natsu's flames.
So they're not just dumb muscles who are eager to fight.
I like these little touches by Mashima (or maybe, he just had the idea and is now using it everywhere).
I hope Laxus would pwn Orga fast, I want that arrogant smile of his to disappear from his stupid face, and also, I hope Erza would rape Minerva hehe
Overall, a nice chapter I guess, the outcome was expected
Epic chapter, even though I missed some ... "Shounen fanservice eye-candy" :P
At this rate , the members of the so called stongest guild will be losing one by one , only minerva and orace are the only two who havent lost a battle yet so far , but epecting roca to face laxus , he should lose also unless he is more than meets the eye , and erza needs to kick minervas ass so badly that i hope she loses and gets humiliated
I think that in the next chapter we will see the reaction of the member of Fairy Tail that participate in the tournament and that of Sabertooth (I am particularly interested in Minerva’s reaction).
I want to know that because she could decide to decide to punish Gray.
I wanted to see Minerva vs Lluvia since Minerva’s first appearance, in the chapter where she stopped Natsu’s attack, I think this because Lluvia is the opponents that would have the best change to defeat her.
For this reason I really would like if Minerva will injured Gray very badly, just like she did with Lucy if not even worst, this would piss off Lluvia, just like in her fight against Meldy (in the truth this would happen even if she will only try to hurt Gray).
Anyways I don’t think that this will happen immediately, infact I believe that before of this Lluvia will fight Lyon.
Anyways I think that the next chapter will be about Natsu and others, I believe that the “Legion of hungry wolves” will be the first trap that Natsu and the others will encounter.
I believe infact that between every fight we will see Natsu and the others, they will encounter various traps, gradually more and more difficult.
For that reason I believe that in the first pages we will see as I said the reaction of the others mages of Sabertooth and Fairy Tail that participates in the tournements, and even that of Urtear, and then we will see Natsu and the others for the rest of the chapter (perhaps Natsu’s part will end in the first pages of the chapter 308).
I think that we will see Lyon’s reaction in next chapter, but perhaps if we are lucky even his meeting with Lluvia, or that with Gray (I don’t know if he will immediately met with Lluvia or if before if he will fight with Gray but then Lluvia would come to stop the fight).
There is the possibilities that the next fight would be that of Erza, since Mavis in chapter 305 said that “the enemies are active around there” (I believe that it will be or Minerva or Milliana (I hope Milliana, since I hope that Lluvia will be the one who will defeat Minerva)).
What's the point for Rufus to memorize Natsu's abilities during his fight against Sting&Rogue if he can't use those same flames here ?
Could it be that he can't use those but can somehow "transfer" the abilities he memorized to his Dragonslayer guildmates ? Is that why they looked so confident for this last match despite the fact that Natsu humiliated them ?
Or was he just so overconfident that he thought his current flames would work ?
Mavis' emotions comment made me want to puke as usual, but as for the rest of the chapter it was a great fight, at least for this arc. Gray's Unlimited attack was boring and unoriginal, I know Mashima's drawn attacks that have looked like that before, and I don't really get why Rufus couldn't just dodge, and you people raise a good point with Rufus not memorizing Natsu's flames, but who cares? We all knew Gray was going to win, and he actually had to work for it. And it wasn't really a hyped battle or anything. Mavis was a moron for thinking someone from Fairy Tail would lose though. Not in this story sister.