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What? Lightning is nothing like fire. YEs, lightning can *cause* fire when it hits something, but if you're going to use that logic, it's fine that Gajeel can eat shadow because his metal casts a shadow.
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Same deal as wendy. How do you eat "sky"? She doesn't, she consumes "Air". In the same way, gajeel/Rogue could just swallow "darkness" from places in shade.Quote:
Except he can. He swallowed lightning. That's an absolutely indisputable fact. The limit that a dragonslayer can only eat their own element is gone. At the very least, it's clear that they can swallow other types of Dragonslayer magic, given the right opportunity.Quote:
Last edited by Lozmaster; February 07, 2013 at 10:27 AM.
Using other magical power sources than one's own element is a pretty well established power up in Fairy Tail for like ... umh ... about ... uhm, no pretty much exactly 220 chapters, as well as using the other element a Dragon Slayer consumed.
And yes. Natsu wasn't using flames back then against Gérard after eating Etherion...
Last edited by hoeru; February 07, 2013 at 10:31 AM.
Anyway, I for one approve of this power up. Shadow and iron is an odd combination but I think shadow kinda suits Gajeels nature and I'm trusting Mashima to be creative with it....*fingers crossed*
Last edited by Freid; February 07, 2013 at 10:36 AM.
Geeze. This is a day early.
Well, I really liked the chapter. Future Lucy leading them into the knights seems like a trap, and I like that. Rogue getting possessed was pretty easy to see coming, and it wasn't done poorly. Didn't foresee Frosch taking action, but I love that. Eating the shadows was cool too, because even if I'm not a Gajeel fan it's nice to see him catching up to Natsu. Just one thing that bugs me: Why did Rogue need a name change? We aren't going to have to start calling him Raios now, are we?
its more believable if you say gajeel absorbed the shadow , but eat it ? i still find it strange eating shadow lol ...
It does seem plausible that this ability is a first gen DS only, because unless I missed a chapter or can't remember it, we weren't told by anyone with extensive knowledge of DS magic what would happen if a DS ate a dragon (?) element other than his own. All we was told is that DS can eat their own element to recover their magic and the only other things Natsu have eaten other than fire was a physical item (lacrima) and lightning.
Last edited by Athrin; February 07, 2013 at 10:52 AM.
http://www.mangareader.net/fairy-tail/219/17 (these weren't normal flames he had problem with eating them)
he ate it...
and guess what makorov and gildarts aren't DS. Natsu and Gazille also trained but this a "DS only" power up. I could also make expamples from other manga but it would be OT and will be deleted
Not bad, firstly i thought "Oh, god, not again Gajeel, bro! Don't be FT's smoker", but then it turned out in an intresting way. My only concern is the source of this shadow. Lets see what could it be?
-Zeref (pretty lame, giving the fact that Mavis didnt know what is that, though she's been on Tenrou island and should know Zerefs' aura/magic)
-Acnologia (pretty lame also, cause acnologia most likely wont know their names and wont communicate with them UNLESS he has some plans towards Rogue).
http://www.mangareader.net/fairy-tail/318/24 bottom, 2nd from left reminds me of Acnologia,
-Imp of Raven Tail? Could be, since Gajeel kinda betrayed RT and they would most likely gonna get him pay, why not make Rogue kill him?
-Former master of Phantom Lord, Joze? Same idea, he could become an evil guy and operate from shadows, his magic was also shadow like. He has a reason to hate Gajeel, since he joined FT. (I rewatched phantom lords arc lately, thats why I've got this wild guess)
What is given is this substance probably hates Gajeel, it is unknown for Mavis but seems to me its familiar to Jerar and co., so it might be something big or small. Anyway Mashima knows how to make mistery. Good chaper.
So, I was opposed to the presence of the shadow, some apparent random power-up for Rogue, just completely out of principle. And I find the idea that Rogue could seriously push Gajeel to be ridiculous after what we've seen. However, I think those things can be forgiven, because without those we wouldn't have this total badass version of Gajeel. Awesomeness.
Guys don't forget that this particular shadow substance can be not Rogue's df power, it gave him a high power boost, so it's probably a kind of "help" from outside, which means it belongs to someone else. If Natsu could eat etherion, I don't see a problem with Gajeel eating some shadow substance that was meant to power up Rogue. After all Gajeel will have big time aftereffect, you'll see.
Honestly, I don't really know why everyone is setting invisible limits on this thing. As far as I'm concerned, a Dragon Slayer of only 1 type of dragon is pretty useless in a time where dragons are everywhere--there had to have been someone to have the ability to slay multiple dragons, using multiple styles.