What guild is that crest from anyway?
Hell yeah Flare-san! I wanted her to join FT, but either way seeing her again makes me happy!
I hope Minerva gets a good ass whooping...she might end up like Hades...dead. She doesn't seem to be the type that will yield or change when beaten like the others have.
This chapter seems to show what Fairy Tail is sadly becoming.....its a shame too, so many good characters! Yet no plot to use them.....
FT is not a planned journey like One Piece where the destination is coincident with the plot. Mashima introduces plot pieces one by one together with missions, and those missions may have little to do with each other. It's sort of an adaptation of a procedural show like cop/medical shows into the fantasy shounen genre.
Sadly the actual adventure genre lost it's popularity some years ago and thus stories that mainly concentrate on adventure no longer exist, now it is mainly used as a subplot, rather than a main plot.
Probably just me frustrated at the fact both Natsu and Erza turn to little kids. OP magic like you can't dodge it what the hell?
^ Not quite. You see, the true adventure genre, is one where the adventure is what really matters and not the destination (this means that stories that have a set destination, point or plot, other than simply adventuring, are actually stories with adventure element, subplot, rather than an actual adventure story). Subplots are simply more like dots on the map that the characters pass through while adventuring, they appear around as the characters go on their adventures, are part of the adventure but not it's destination (basically, while normally adventure is used to reach a certain point or plot, in this case the situation is reversed and the point or plot is a means of keeping adventuring). A great example of an adventure story would be Slayers.
This genre lost it popularity, partially because it's hard to make it good and interesting (it is easier to write a story when a certain rail path is set), as well as it might simply be more fun to watch as the character/s try to reach that one point, destination, purpose from beginning to end, while still having other subplots and adventure elements (in the end it all depends on the authors skills).
You could say that Mashima's previous work, Rave Master, was a hero story and it had a set destination of eliminating evil (the dark brings and the evil organization) and ended when the main plot was completed (we have seen the main character, from beginning to end, chasing that one purpose, of course there were other subplots and adventure elements). On the other hand in FT, finding Igneel or defeating Zeref or Acnologia, is not the main point of the story and it might not end after those plots are completed, since it is about the adventures of FT (partially seen from Lucy's perspective ?). Then again this might change if it turns out that FT Guild's purpose was to battle those (Zeref and Acnologia), thus turning out that the characters had always a main plot/purpose that they were chasing without even knowing.
I'm not sure if it cannot be dodged, it might that he simply took them off guard. Plus there might be certain limitations, drawbacks, side effects, time limit, or necessary preparations and conditions that have to be met before performing it (otherwise he would have already used it on everyone and ended it at the spot).