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It so weird to hear him speak german. He took his chance and won, nice to see someone succeed coming back to his parents origin.
There are no true vilains shown yet... Possibly zeref is involved, ST is more like a rival guild which in the end will help to save the day and rethink their way of guild, RT - meh, Arcadios - it's unknown who he truly works for. After tenrou island there's only 1 serious dark guild left, so it is possible i guess
I dont think anyone but members of FT and Grimore Heart know that zeref is back. I guess he is in the hiding / or planning something grand that will involve all the dragons. The current villain (sorry but cant remember names) is just another wannabe.
The government knows he's still out there. Doranbolt reported it to his team during the S-class arc. Even if he quit afterward, no way one of the men on the ship didn't pass the message on.
Does anyone feel like he's the Fairy Tail counter part of Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z? We all know he's strong and bad ass but almost every moment involving him has him losing early but making awesome entrances. The latest would be Natsu and Gajeel kicking ass and then Natsu sends Gajeel off only to take the glory for himself.
Yeah, I can see that. Wouldn't say it's a rip off, all too common in literature when the bad guy becomes neutral-good, has good intentions, but for bad reasons. I still think Gajeel is getting too nice. Anyone remember when he ruthlessly trashed Lucy?
You're not the first to notice the similarities. Tvtropes have him listed as (arguably) Expy of Vegeta, too.
It's not a bad thing; I just enjoy the similarity but am also a little let down since he's become this character. I want to see Gajeel be bad ass again, without the swift and quick endings.
I was disappointed with Gajeel being side-lined in the tag battle too. As for his similarities to Vegeta, I haven't read DBZ, so I only have a passing aquaintanceship with Vegeta, so I can't comment.
I don't think Gajeel's quite serious enough to be a good Vegeta knock-off, but there's definitely potential for him to have been the basis for Gajeel's character. Mashima sites Akira Toriyama as one of his major inspirations too.
Gray is strong, but I think Rufus is better. What do you guys think ?
I'll eat my hat if he doesn't. The way things are going, it might even be easy.
Seeing as we've had some sort of rivalry between the two manufactured, Rufus was destined to lose at the hands of Gray. Gray has already suffered his loss, this is generally the time in the manga that he takes the win that counts.
Well, perhaps it should have been an easy victory before but rufus got a pretty good sight of natsu's powerful DS magic. In this regard he might even have a slight advantage against grey. In terms of sheer volume of magic it would make sense grey is superior thanks to second origin. Grey should remain about as strong as base natsu and as we just saw that should be quite overwhelming.