Mangahelper有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity
- Jul 10, 2015
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Like I said, Invel simply said nothing about Devil Slaying Magic being connected to darkness. He said that the price of using Devil Slaying Magic was losing control of your mind. Which isn't the same thing as darkness. And yes, I am absolutely saying insanity isn't darkness. Invel didn't need to fully control Gray. He just needed Gray to be enraged enough to go after END. I suppose making him angry has the added benefit of making him stronger too, so that he would be better suited to face off against END too.Not explicitly, but the implication was there, especially with all the foreshadowing in the Avatar arc. And like I said, the curse being an alternate source opens up the possibility for other alternate sources, DeS likely being among them given the emphasis on Gray and his darkness.
Why an enormous source of power then? Why not stick with just the insanity shtick? And you're trying to argue that the insanity isn't darkness right? So why exactly would dark Gray be easier to control? I think it's pretty clear that DeS side effects is darkness, that's why immediately after stating it he made his speech about Darkness and why Invel was so eager to unleash it, which also means that DeS magic is in fact a direct source of darkness.
Mashima literally created this power for Gray, which is why Gray got all the exposition for it, which is why Gray is the first and only FT character stated to have used it, which is why other Anger PoF people like Jellal, Erza, Sting, etc, were never even hinted at possessing the same ability, even in the same arc.
Plenty of dragon slayers had negative emotions. Are you trying to tell me Natsu's doubt is even remotely close to the pain Sting endured after Lector was killed? Even remotely close to the pain Rogue endured when Froche was killed? When he killed Sting? Of course not. Even Gajeel had more negatives going for him than Natsu had, doubting his strength, doubting his morality, doubting his place in Fairy Tail.
Dragon Seeds grow regardless of emotion, we know this, this is why antibodies were needed and I think we both know that Natsu's being the only one to grow in spite of antibodies was more to do with who Natsu was, rather than the emotions he was feeling.
Mashima didn't create darkness for Gray. The term has showed up throughout the series before the Alvarez Arc. Nor was Gray the first character to use it. Invel literally said that it is a source of power that is available to all humans. Hades was talking about darkness before. Then Makarov gave him a lesson, and told him what we already knew....That it all depends on your feelings.
And yeah if you ask me if Jellal had darkness back when he was evil, I would say yes. I'd even go out on a limb and say most villains in the series had darkness. In fact, we know that Oracion Seis had darkness because of Nirvanna. Nirvanna flips around darkness and light, and during the arc there was a point where people right on the edge got flipped. Sherry got flipped to darkness because she thought Lyon died, which ended as soon as she saw Lyon was alive. Hoteye got flipped to the light because he found out his brother was alive, and the rest of Oracion Seis remained on the darkness side. So yeah, I'd venture that most of Grimoire Heart had a good amount of darkness too. Hades and Ultear for sure. Probably Meredy too, until Juvia connected with her. Characters like Jose and what-not probably fit the bill too. In general I would say any character that stays evil after being binged with Nirvanna is predominantly basing their powers on darkness.