Another thing about Happy: If he died here, it wouldn't make sense. Why? because we've barely started this arc and we haven't even reached the climax yet. If you're going to kill off someone, the best way to do it is when you're in the final stages of the arc or story entirely.
Well guess Tartaros are going to end up looking like a bunch of losers after all in the end. Jackal didn't stand a chance against Natsu. Wow. He couldn't even handle one attack from Natsu's Lighting Fire Dragon Mode. I think Zancrow gave Natsu more trouble. Maybe Grimoire Heart really was the strongest dark guild. And of course, Happy survived the gigantic explosion. That makes absolutely no sense, but whatever. Jackals explosions apparently aren't as deadly as they look. You could've at least given us some kind of plot development or info on Tartaros' scheme before you got your ass handed to you....but I guess they'll probably make Michelo talk next chapter anyway.
Meh. Still hate how Tartaros are losing just like that. I had hoped Happy would die, but who am I kidding. What's so dangerous about that explosion if it can't kill a cat?
Jackal planning to blow up the town was really cool, but of course, that stupid cat just had to ruin the awesome Deidara moment.
Why are people already saying that all those in Tartaros are fodder?
In my opinion Jackal was the weakest and his ability pretty much hinted it.
Anyway I quite liked this chapter and seeing Natsu whooping Jackal's ass was nice .
As for Happy, yeah that was odd, but not more odd than Pell from OP.
All in all, it was all good and I hope that in the next chapter Mikelo will talk about this Faith thing.
OK. Jackal becomes a suicide bomb strong enought to destroy whole town along with the people. then Happy comes and flew him away and took the explosion dead on..... and survives!!! good that he didn't die, but it's really doesn't make much sense.
I hope people aren't serious comparing Grimmoire Heart from before timeskip with Tartaros?
You remember how strong Natsu looked after he managed to take down two members of Grimmoire Heart, but after he came back from Tenroujima with others he barely managed to win against Max who was one of the most useless characters before timeskip. After that he managed to get Second Origin and also trained himself with not only his Fire DS Magic, but also Fire Lightning DS Mode... After that he fought against Sabertooth and those dragons and he got stronger during that fight as well. So of course Tartaros can't be compared to Grimmoire Heart from before timeskip. Just one member of Tartaros easily managed to take down entire Magic Council. Actually the only thing why Natsu managed to win against him is because he was a great match for Natsu... If Natsu fought against the one Laxus was fighting... he might have lost.
With that said, it doesn't mean that Natsu and the rest of Fairy Tail didn't get stronger as well. I mean Tartaros may be the top Dark Guild, but Fairy Tail members are also growing in strength and skill.
Plus Jackal lucked out competing against someone who can eat his explosions. I'm sure any other Mage would have a harder time but hey, its just the start of the arc and I think even though Tempesta and Jackal a pretty skilled and nuts!... They're both probably still at a lower rank compared to the others.
For a moment I did expect Happy to die, but then this is Fairy Tail. Before the shocking council massacre, death was pretty rare unless it was for a noble sacrifice or off-screen.
There wasn't much training at all due to the Stellar Spirit party, but Second Origin certainly gave him a boost, however no way in hell did fighting Sting or Rogue do anything for his strength. Those guys were utterly humiliated by Natsu, I doubt it would've been much different without Second Origin, maybe he would've actually had to use Lightning Fire mode or something, but they never stood a chance. In fact aside from Minerva, Kagura, Rufus and Jura I'd say pretty much every non-FT guild participant was pretty underwhelming. I don't see how any fight Natsu has had since the time-skip has made him stronger actually. Mostly because if Natsu was participating in such a fight, we would've seen him using Lightning Fire mode in it. Which was not able to defeat Hades. I wouldn't even bother saying Grimoire Heart might be stronger if the story didn't say so 7 years ago though. I'm sure they are weaker now. But from what we've seen from the first two members, Tempesta and Jackal definitely aren't as strong as Urtear or Hades. Bluenote and Azuma might have been able to take them also.
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As for Happy, I'm not bothered that he didn't die. I'm just waiting to see what the reasonable explanation for his survival is.
Yeah the other members could certainly be much stronger, but I was never impressed by Tempesta and I'm not impressed by Jackal anymore either....if touching him wasn't so dangerous strong close combat fighters would wreck him. Although, to be fair, I wouldn't see a reason to be impressed by any new enemy who can't give Natsu, Erza, Laxus, Gajeel or Gray a run for their money.
Well, about Elza... I think there is noone who can give her a run for her money... due to plot reasons.
And well, for the most part what Natsu ate before were different types of flames. Explosin also contain flames. Natsu even explained the trick. And about Laxus's lightning you are wrong. He didn't eat it. It was Laxus who gave him part of his power.
So for Jackal Natsu was just a bad match. Any other FT member whould obviously have problems. Maybe only Makarov and Guildats wouldn't have had much, since they are monsters in their own right.
Last edited by exacta; November 29, 2013 at 01:30 PM.
I think it's clear that it was Laxus who gave him the power of Lightning. He even said that it was his treat. When they fought before Natsu couldn't eat Lightning. He only ate different types of fire during the manga. So in this case Laxus gave him a bit of his power and now Natsu is able to use it at will. It's the only way how it works.
Well, I think Gildarts will appear later during this Arc.