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How about this for a crackpot theory.... Assuming the dragon king is indeed an element, what sort of magic would he have? Earlier in the manga it was said that ethereon is made of a number of elements. What if the dragon king is an ethereon user?
It's in the Q&A section in the back of volume 15.
Question: So why is it that Natsu and Gajeel couldn't get out of the Jutsu-shiki trap?
Lucy: If I remember right, the rule went something like, "stone statues and people over 80 years old may not leave." Or something like that, I think.
Mira: there was also a hint in volume 4 and volume 13 when it mentioned that Natsu and Gajeel's ages were unknown.
Lucy: Eh!? But that sort of gives the answer away, doesn't it? Are you sure it's okay to say that!? That Natsu and Gajeel are both actually over 80 years old!?
Mira: Sorry. Wrong.
Mira: Beyond that would be revealing an important plot point, so I can't say anymore.
Well, they can be older or reincarnated. Or stone statues for what matters.
Mira says they aren't over 80, so I don't think they can be older. Because Zeref knew Natsu I've been going with the reincarnation theory.
who is mira ? the voice actress ? mira isnt hiro mashima...
Words that the mangaka let's the characters say. Those are within the knowledge of the character, while Mashima is omnipotent, being the creater of the story.
We've seen Natsu grow from a kid to an young adult, we've got confirmation from Mashima that he's not as old as the Magic Festival barrier made him seem to be. I always imagines that he couldn't because his "magic" is such an old one.
Well, maybe it's not Natsu that was old, but something on him...
I mean, we already know that the scarf is magical, and has a big link to Igneel.
Remember how it was the one to "be injured" with Zeref's black magic, instead of Natsu, and that it could be "healed" by Wendy, just as if it was a being.
So, maybe Natsu couldn't pass because of his scarf... Just a though...
As for Gajeel, well, does he have a memento from his dragon father?
Maybe all the piercings? (Well, he IS a metal dragon, after all! )
just an idea about the whole statue thing :O , i thought maybe the dragons made some sort of deal with zeref in exchange to make a living being [natsu & other DS] who will kill the evil dragons?? that would explain why zeref knows natsu and why natsu couldnt pass the barrier because hes actually made of zerefs magic which is very old, but yeah this is a very lame idea tho xD
Pre Time Skip in year x784 http://www.mangareader.net/fairy-tail/295/19 here Sting is at max 10 yrs old, and claims to have killed his dragon parent.
All The Dragons disappeared in year x777, so if he did defeated a dragon he must have done it before they had disappeared. At that time Sting and Rogue must have been 2 or 3 yrs old.
How the hell can a 3 yr old baby kill a mighty dragon. Moreover can babies even remember things from when they were 2/3 yr old. Much less the desire or motivation to kill someone..
Clearly they weren't lying when they said they killed their dragon parents to lecter, natsu & gajeel.
Then the obvious answer is that their memory of killing dragons is manipulated one.
-->Now to which point is their memory a manipulated one? who manipulated their memory?
and to what end?
Sting and Rogue are 1st gen dragon slayers who had dragon slayer magic lacrima inserted in them. so that means they have two dragon slayer magic’s in them yet they both each have one element only(holy and shadow). whereas when Natsu took Laxus magic he became lightning flame dragon slayer,so he has two elements(lightning, flame).this means that the lacrima Sting and Rogue had inserted in them must be of the same element as their original magic to supplement them. we know that dragon slayer magic lacrima is very rare magic and can amount to a fortune if need to buy/sold from Ivan dreyar wanting to take back implanted lacrima in Laxus.http://www.mangareader.net/135-7243-...apter-128.html and we know of only 2 2nd gen dragon slayers(Laxus, Cobra).
Now here's the point what is the probability of getting implanted with very rare dragon slayer magic lacrima in a very rare dragon slayer magic user with the same element, its inconceivably small. Unless they are not 3rd gen dragon slayers but 2nd gen dragon slayers who had lacrima implanted in them in a special two step process instead of normal direct implantation, where the second part of the lacrima is implanted after the first part of lacrima became stable and grew in the user's body so that the magic lacrima can be used to it's full potential or exceed it's full potential. and the user is capable of using dragon force and easily using dragons slayer magic.
Their memory may also be implanted because if one thinks he is genuine he will show more power and progress when compared to one who know that he is fake or a human experiment(basic flaw in 2nd gen dragon slayers). their memory of killing dragons must be to provide them with superiority feelings,confidence over 1st gen dragon slayers, so that they themselves will strive to become stronger than those other dragon slayers who were not capable of killing dragons.
No, they were definitely trained by dragons, or we wouldn't have had Igneel noting them as being the creations of the white dragon Weisslogia, and the shadow dragon Skiadram.
Also, they said that their dragons didn't disappear on July 7 777. It's never stated if they killed them before then or if the dragons hung around. Considering that they were, at most, 5 at the time I'd believe it if they didn't leave. My personal theory was actually that another dragon had attacked them for not leaving, and they put the dragons out of their misery afterward.
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