Re: Fairy tail 263
Gratuitous naked Ultear for no reason? Check. Plot line to completely negate the idiocy of partying in the Spirit World for three months? Check. Utterly stilted conversation with three of your former nemeses in which no one denounces them, questions them and just accepts an offer of power up at no apparent cost? Check. Pretty standard chapter from Mashima.
Pretty awful, really. I can't believe Natsu just bought it - he's the hot head who just wants to fight. Everyone else was like "oh cool, hi there villains, I guess if you say you are working for good, you're good." Someone should have realized that an independent guild might not have anyone's good interests in mind. But whatever, right? We got ourselves a power-up at no cost. Can't imagine the life lesson out of this one:
"Don't worry kids, if you piss your time away, someone who once wished you dead will drop by and fix everything for you."
My general thought that the normal plotline for these types of manga will be for Ezra to stand up and reject the offer because it is not of hard work and sacrifice, willing to be humiliated in the arena rather than take the easy route (which is nothing for her because she was one of the strongest to begin with) then convincing the others to do so as well, and the title does suggest that, but stranger things have happened. We'll see.
Also, Ultear's time bubble powers are just bullshit. They make no sense in the what she can or can't warp forward or back or whatever. A true controller of time would be invincible. Hiro uses it as an "as I need it" power rather than any fixed rules it seems.
A simple souvenir of someone's kill
And like the sea
I'm constantly changing from calm to ill
Madness fills my heart and soul as if the great divide could swallow me whole
oh, how I'm breaking down