The partner idea was awesome, making other characters we like to see take part as well. Even I shouldn't be I was surprised Natsu picked Happy, desperate Juvia always funny seems like it's getting closer to revealing to Gray she's obsessed with him.
Loki and Gray are meh. Someone refresh me on Loki's powers, I know he's one of the strongest spirits though. So that means Lucy won't have her Lion key, just have the aquarias who she can barely control. Well goes to show she can barely control Loki either, since he's doing his own thing. Good to show she still has a while to go to be able to control the powerful spirits.
Juvia and Lisanna, seems cool I think Juvia is S-class level being one of those phatom mages she just got put with her counter part Gray, ice vs water.....Lisanna can't wait to see her monster point. I doubt is going be anything cooler than Elfman though.
Elfman and Evergreen awesome combination! Brains and strength only problem is could they cooperate together. Elfman looking kind a surprised not in a confident way but maybe Evergreen really wants to make Fried pay for not picking her......Fried and Bixlow sound dangerous.
Levy and Gazille awesome pairing, think they might be better team than most of the others. Since Levy so far been shown as 1 of the most intelligent in the guild and Gazille is just as strong as Natsu if not stronger, regardless he has the explosive power of Dragonslayer magic. Gajeel picking her up like nothing was funny, beginning to think his gag just treating anything smaller than him like some kind of pet or pokemon. Lily's stare has me thinking if he was behind telling Gajeel to partner with Levy. He's already shown to be smart he might had a bad feeling from Charle. Well I'm glad she got with Gajeel, everyone last week was saying she be the one that get rocked, with Gajeel by her side her chances had become lower. Also this opened op 8 more candidates for who ever it could be.
Mest was a surprise Mystogan had a disciple? So now I have some doubt he's going to be killed off, but since mystogan was a disappoint for me I hope Mest isn't. Makes sense he wants Wendy to partner up with him, since Mystogan helped her out a lot. And she uses support magic for both healing and offensive IRRC.
So Cana can't talk to her Dad supposedly or see him unless she becomes a S-Class mage? What I think it's aiming for but from seeing Lucy's reaction might be more to it then just that, so Lucy teams up with Cana wrapping up the partnership nicely. Cards magic with Celestial spirit magic they both going fight like Yugioh.
I don't think the winner is going be some one who's betting a lot on this besides just getting the S-Class title, like Natsu and Cana. I see the winner being someone who probably has no good reason behind becoming S class. So the message might mean they don't need S Class rank to do w/e the fuck they want.It might be Lucy who is lying on floor on Charle's image....so far she seems to be the weakest team Cana in the pass was having trouble fighting Phatom's Shadows and some other fodder so I don't see her strong. Then again this trial could be challenging every aspect of fighting just like the chunin exams in Naruto