Well, about sting eating the arrow, we have to remember that he ate the shaft of the arrow as well, and as far as I know that part is made out of wood. Anyhow that's not the important part about it, that instead is the fact that he spit it out. Natsu and Gajeel are always seen swallowing their element whereas Sting spit the arrow out and along came his breath attack. At first I thought that it was the velocity that he ate and that his element was the element of speed, but that isn't exactly an element so therefore I believe that his element is light and that the arrow eating part was just a scare from his part and a mislead from Mashima's.
Since light is disperse like air but cannot be bent to be eaten easily I suppose Sting has to wait for the radiation of the sun to accumulate on objects before he eats concentrated amounts of it.
Plants absorb a lot of solar energy in their lifetime so it would make sense that the wood of the arrow had considerable amouts of light poured into it.
By that logic Rogue would eat the shadows were light is absent for a long time, his abilities and that of Rogue are complimentary because once Rogue eats the light of things Rogue can eat the shadows.
It like they can produce twice the energy with the same amount of food.
Well, if metal reflects light then technically there wouldn't be any light absorbed into it. Thats precisely what reflection would imply, no energy absorbed. In this case sting should eat black things which would indeed accumulate white light (well, not technically light but they would kinda absorb all light). If sting and rogue have to do with white and shadow then the issue here is that light and shadow are rather ambiguous and cover a wide spectrum of things. For their respective DSs this would imply they can eat a wide spectrum of things.
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Wow, not even spoilers yet.... and this is the single most anticipated chapter in the arc lol.
Come on!!! I mean Mashima is supposed to be really quick when he draws but colored pages and some information about the movie takes forever!
I just want to see Sting getting his ass beat up by Natsu
im dying over here i cant wait its affecting my patience i end up buying eggs in dragonvale. damn im dying need the chapter or even a spoiler would kill this anticipation damn you dragon slayers and dragon.
Posting about wanting spoilers isn't helping guys. Stop making me hopeful. I keep coming here to see if someone posted a link to the raws but all I'm reading are wants for the spoilers.
At least discuss what you want in the spoilers.
As for me, I want Natsu to start off strong with a bunch of hits on Sting. Forget Gajeel and Rouge, I want the focus to be on Natsu beating the hell out of Sting.
The bad thing about battles like these is that its almost certain that Natsu and Gajeel will struggle. Which is usually good but it is nice to have a one sided battle once in a while.
Chapter is out. Here it is: http://eatmanga.com/Manga-Scan/Fairy...ail-294/page-1
Yeah, since I think no one has even thought about it (or least i think) I predict that this mysterious Zeref wannabe will appear once again in this chapter.