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she was quite attractive in that outfit as well, all i thought when i saw her skin turn red was, man shes curvy.
This was the sacrafice necessary for the counter attack, SO HAPPY TO SEE GAJEEL FIGHTING EVEN IF ITS ONLY FOR A GLIMPSE
I'm sooo sorry to those critics once again being totally in delusions: My holiday's first week ends with a great FT chapter, which was written and played out nicely by Mashima. Bit by bit this dragon festival arc becomes better and better - I know it was the right decision not to stop reading FT through Edolas arc.
Salute to the Graytear shippers, you'll have a hard time - Gruvia shippers know how you feel (even though I'm not shipping at all. :P)
But there's even still a small possibility that she did survive, as the "Big Rewind" didn't appear to be completed to me (why would the mages have an after image effect which made them predict what happened in the time which was rewinded?). Or she subconsciously still couldn't kill herself (because of Meldy).
But until then, I stay sad... The first character ever introduced by name in Fairy Tail is gone.
But why am I not surprised that some here either won't realize or decide to ignore what actually happened in this chapter?
She didn't just rewind one minute... She rewinded one minute in whole Earthland - which just literally made her one of the most powerful beings that actually ever existed in all Mangaverses.
She didn't just revive and save Gray... She brought back much more characters, and had a great influence on the whole battle - way more than she actually would have had if she actually participated with her standard Arc of Time by attacking the dragons or any of the Rogues...
If she really died here, I would totally miss her. But, I'll keep my fingers crossed until we see her grave after the arc is done.
But that said, I pretty much agree with everything you just said. I do have a little beef with the way this arc is going, though. Please tell me I'm not the only one thinking this arc is getting dragged out. While I have no doubt that this arc is definitely the best arc so far, I think the one big problem with it is the pacing. Hopefully Mashima can pick up the pace soon.
Have to comment... It has been long that I have read a well written chapter... the emotions were too good... For a moment i thought if everything goes back to the moment before gate opened whats up with all the chapters ... and it all turned out well...
It was predicted by many that gray will survive and Ultear will sacrifice for that ... The outcome was known .. But the way it has been done in the chapter was great .,.. people say 1 minute is important ..,, This chapter pointed that out very well... The whole emotions was how ultear thought it was a failure... But she didnt know what she did and others dont know who has done what for them to survive and thats what made it great for Ultear ...
And it sounds just right that with the life energy of one person ... the values is equivalent to 1 minute of billion lives
What with Mashima's news about this chapter being emotional, I feel somewhat let down. I was actually looking forward to reading something that would make me teary-eyed or close but that's not to say I didn't enjoy reading the chapter.
As others have predicted, I'm also going with the fact that Urtear hasn't died but simply collapsed from having used up a lot of her life force. In the process I think she'll be saved but incapacitated for a period of time, leaving her guild partners to take care of her or maybe she will be sent to Porlyusica( thinking way beyond this arc). to help with her recovery.
Interesting to see which characters from the guilds had died in that same minute as Gray, though not completely unexpected because during a battle of that magnitude people will fall left right and centre. I think Mashima missed a great opportunity to let characters like Leon and Juvia go into an emotional fit of rage over Gray, which would've swayed the readers more I think. Some 2-3 pages of their attempted retaliation, together with Urtear's flashback and narration would've been I how I saw this chapter to be.
So we've got the humans counter-attack next, so I hope to see some Wendy/Laxus vs Zirconis and some Cobra too.
as predictable this was, ultear losing her life for just a 1 min, still means a lot however, i hope aside from people dying to have a purpose rather than just prop characters. i wonder if they will use ultear's sacrifice in other story arch because it is the whole world not just fiore. i think mashima is setting it up for the whole world to be included to the story.
I like it.
I'm sad that she died (and it's not even 100% sure that she's dead).
But, I like the idea that all of her life was sacrificed only for 1 single minute, but that it was enough to make a difference.
Even though the worst is probably that she died (if she's dead) thinking that she couldn't save anyone...
Despite that fact that she saved them, and especially Grey:/
That "my life is only worth one minute" is one of the saddest pages I've ever read.
The only surprising thing about the chapter was that it went precisely as everyone expected down to the letter. Not even a hint of a twist there, not even by accident... Then again its fairy tail so it does not really matter. Only real question is whether people will realize urtear used her magic to rewind time. Perhaps only gerard and a couple others close to her would notice. I am expecting meldy's and gerard's reaction to be honest... I wonder what will happen to her, she thought of urtear as of her mother. I wonder if at least her will get a pardon or something for her help.
WHO would have thought that Gray survives ... oh wait, everyone.
Kind of sad actually, his death didn't even last one chapter to built at least some tension or suspense.
And as most people already said, Ultear is probably alive aswell.
Isn't it also funny, how most of the people on the battlefield were on the verge of death or in some other sort of disadvantage the exact minute before her sacrifice?
But okay, alright, I know fairy tail is not about that.
this was a good chapter
the loli version of ultear was super cute, its sad to see her die though
i was really starting to like her
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which is a bit of a change from the ordinary as not many characters bite the dust in this manga
Well, you said everything, predictable outcome, but enjoyable chapter.
I like Ultear as a character and this chapter made me like her even more, because her sacrifice, useless in her opinion, literally saved the assess of everyone and gave them the chance to start the counterattack.
For these reasons I hope that she won't die and the fact that she didn't use Last ages at full power is somewhat comforting.
In any case I can't wait to read the next chapter.