Quote Originally Posted by paulbee View Post
Atlas is Very much alive. Natsu heard his voice Long before Wendy tried to sense him, and Wendy never invoked her Milky Way Technique, which if you recall has a specific and involved method of invocation.

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I say Atlas is not alive because up until now they were referring to him as the Eternal Flame instead of "Atlas Flame" and the manga itself was referring to his spirit being revived and regarding Wendy's Milky Way if you notice she does that hand seal, she probably mastered it to the point where she doesn't need to draw up that magic circle.

I don't know maybe he is alive, I need to see next week's chapter to be certain.