I'm thinking Horologium may have gained additional healing abilities (like treating burns), similar to how he gained some during the Nirvana incident citing that due to Lucy's power being greater than before, he can pass through the gate on his own will and he can cure skin spots, among other minor ailments.
Also, magic in FT has always had different effects on people (with the exception of Zeref's magic where you really wind up dead). Maybe Arcadios just had a high level of tolerance to Lava.
A thing is certain: Horologium deserves to be a Zodiac :P
To bad he has no offensive application, but yeah, you deserve some recognition for being able to stand unharmed in a pool of lava when you're made largely out of wood.
Doesn't even matter. The way everyone was within a couple of meters of the lava (Which goes for EVERYONE in that room, the guy casting it included). The fumes wouldn't have killed them , the convection of heat would. They literally had SECONDS before that room become an uninhabitable wasteland and they all died. Because the human body starts shutting down at temperatures of 40~45C. At 50C you're pretty much guaranteed to die.
They would have had seconds before it got to that point.
So complaining it's not behaving like real lava is stupid.
Last edited by Lozmaster; November 23, 2012 at 02:57 AM.
Complaining about the lava while accepting that characters live in a steampunk society with magicians and talking dragons is not really relevant.
It was great to see Loki back! He always was a smart dresser. Outside of the context of the battle, the spirits are allowed to come to Lucy's aid.
The opponents had real killing intent and FT is not really used to that. They're used to fighting people that only want to disable them. While this concept made the chapter interesting, the fact that no one ever visibly dies and Arcadios walking lava makes this chapter less dramatic. It was a good and captivating chapter, though.
Remember there's still a day to go between the battle outside and the Eclipse project, so they still have lots to do: escaping, meeting with the princess, another Arcadios revelation, confrontation with the King.
I was disappointed with the way Lucy and Yukino got their keys back. I suppose plotwise there was no other way. Without Loki, they had to fight and escape to retrieve their keys but they needed their keys to defeat their enemy, so we got a Deus ex Machina resolution with their keys literally falling out of the sky.
Guys... this is a MANGA.
Please, do not waste your time (and our time) talking about physics and science...
In any case, for a moment there, I really thought that Arcadius was dead.
And I was really happy!
Not because I don't like the guy (actually, since this chapter, I really like him!), but because this manga has seen no death so far...
And I know it's a shonen, but some people need to die, to sacrifice themselves, you know...
Otherwise, this whole thing looks like it was too easy...
And their victory isn't as great as it would have been if they had to overcome huge difficulties.
And once again, it seems like Natsu will beat the chief of the bad guy, with ease.
I'm all for Fairy Tail being strong, but I want Natsu to be the underdog for once, and, you know... use his head to win...
Well, this chapter isn't what I excepted, but it was still pretty good.
I have to say that I'm still not convinced that Arcadios is a good guy, even if he leaves the fate of the Eclipse plan to Yukino's and Lucy's decision.
Anyway I wonder when we are going to learn what is so special about Lucy - after all, apart from Karen (although in quite different circumstances), she is the only Celestial Wizard who's spirit's take their own actions, without Lucy needing to summon them.
I think that there is some reason for that, and I hope it will be revealed near the conclusion of the current arc, which is still, judging from the current pace, a few chapters away from us.
when did loki develop cat ears?
and it was a good chapter, arcadios pretty much cemented himself as a good guy, it takes alot of courage to do what he did even if the way he was saved is a bit far fetched
Last edited by exacta; November 23, 2012 at 10:32 AM.
Last edited by exacta; November 23, 2012 at 10:35 AM.
They're just clumps or hair that stick up and get shaded like cat ears, which Mashima has been doing for some time. If you look, you can still see his regular ears too.