Natsu and Zalty engages in battle with each other, with Zalty initially having the upper hand. However, as Natsu uses his Fire Dragon's Iron Fist, he successfully knocks Zalty out. Meanwhile, Erza has defeated Toby, but the latter confidently states that they are too late, as Deliora has been freed from the ice.
Free of its ice encasement, Deliora roars as Zalty expresses his happiness while Natsu is stunned. Elsewhere in the temple, Lucy, Happy and Erza hear its roar and believe it has been revived. As Lucy is teased by Happy, Erza states that since the Moon Drip is continuing, it hasn't been completely freed. She races toward the attic, meaning to interrupt the ceremony, in order to stop the progress.
Meanwhile, Natsu is fighting against Zalty. Zalty has a sphere which he controls telekinetically, and even though Natsu is able to break it, Zalty reconstitutes it with his Magic. He is able to make it faster, slow it, or even rewind its time. He however confesses that his ability doesn’t affect humans. Zalty also promulgates his motive for freeing Deliora; he wants to control it. He was sure that Lyon wouldn't defeat it, so, using spells, the Demon of Destruction would be his. Natsu is disappointed, as he had wanted a more motivating story. Zalty then says that a time will come when one will need power, to which Natsu, now fired up, responds that his friends will be his source of power. Zalty makes the ceiling collapse, but Natsu evades the spheres and hits Zalty right in the face with his Fire Dragon's Iron Fist.
At the same time, Erza has defeated Toby, who claims that they were too late, announcing triumphantly that Deliora has been completely freed.
Characters in Order of Appearance
Battles & Events
Magic, Spells, and Abilities used
- Time Magic (時の魔法 Toki no Mahō)
- Arc of Time (時間のアーク Toki no Āku)
- Dragon Slayer Magic (滅竜魔法 Metsuryū Mahō)
- Fire Dragon Slayer Magic (炎の滅竜魔法 Honō no Metsuryū Mahō)
- Flash Forward (フラッシュ フォワード Furasshu Fowādo)
- Fire Dragon's Iron Fist (火竜の鉄拳 Karyū no Tekken)
- Restore (レストア Resutoa)
- Hand-to-Hand Combat
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