Despair spreads as Acnologia arrives and begins attacking Tartaros' headquarters. As the Dragon Slayers are dealing with the effects of the beast's appearance, Natsu is telepathically contacted by Igneel, who tells the young Dragon Slayer that he can defeat E.N.D. Revealing himself to have been inside Natsu all along, Igneel bursts forth to deal with Acnologia personally.
Acnologia terrorizes the land around Cube as the members of Fairy Tail all panic at his appearance. Inside the destroyed guild, Natsu falls to his knees, clutching his chest as if in some sort of pain. Worried, Lucy reaches for the Dragon Slayer to console him, though whips her hand back when Natsu's shoulder burns her. Levy too notices that Gajeel seems to be going through a similar pain, whilst, across Cube, Mard Geer watches on as Sting and Rogue also fall to the ground, and admits that even he has no clue about what is going on.
The Fairy Tail Mages scatter and prepare for the worst as Acnologia finally reaches their location, the Dragon's speed as it flies past alone creating massive shock-waves. Having stepped away from his fight, Mard observes the Dragon as it flies around, and concludes that the beast is looking for E.N.D. so that he can destroy it before it is resurrected.
With the Dragon of the Apocalypse poised to use its breath attack on the ruins, Natsu suddenly hears Igneel's voice in his head, the Dragon stating that the time has come. Natsu whips his head around trying to locate where his adoptive father is as as Igneel conveys that he has full faith in the fact that Natsu can defeat E.N.D., and promises to take care of Acnologia for them. With that, Natsu's body begins to glow and he falls forward in pain as he remembers how Igneel disappeared all those years ago when he was a child. Apologizing for everything he has done, Igneel emerges from Natsu's body, revealing that he has always been together with Natsu before he launches himself at Acnologia, tackling the other Dragon head-on as Natsu cries over finally seeing his parent once more.
Characters in Order of Appearance
Battles & Events
Magic, Curses, Spells, and Abilities used
- Animal Soul: Cat (キャット Kyatto)
- Dragon's Roar
- Armadura Fairy (妖精の鎧 Arumadura Fearī)
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