Thunder Crashes is the 117th episode of the Fairy Tail anime. It first aired on February 11, 2012.
Fairy Tail forms a defense team composed of Freed, Bickslow, Lisanna and Levy while Natsu, Lucy, Wendy, Happy, Carla and Panther Lily make up the attack team. Meanwhile, Juvia continues to chase Meredy. Zancrow appears, attacks Meredy and accuses her of betraying Grimoire Heart with Ultear. He also informs her that it was Ultear who destroyed Meredy's hometown. Suddenly, Zeref awakens and utters the word "Acnologia", creating a wave of darkness. After the wave subsides, Zancrow's lifeless body lies on the ground while Juvia and Meredy are unconscious.
Gray and Erza join the attack team after being found and they head to the Grimoire Heart airship, where Hades waits for them. The Exceeds infiltrate the ship to locate the power source while the rest of the team battles Hades. They go all out with their attacks but Hades comes out unscathed. He casts Katsu which makes Wendy vanish from right in front of them. They believe her to be doomed, but thankfully, Horologium saves her.
Hades introduces himself as Fairy Tail's second master, Precht, while he strikes them down with Chain Magic and Bullet Magic. He states that passing over Fairy Tail to Makarov was a mistake because he exposed Magic to too much sunlight. As he is about to deliver the final blow to Natsu, Laxus crashes through the roof as lightning, saving Natsu.
Characters in Order of Appearance
Battles & Events
- Natsu Dragneel, Lucy Heartfilia, Gray Fullbuster, Erza Scarlet, Wendy Marvell & Laxus Dreyar vs. Hades (started)
Magic, Spells, and Abilities used
- God Slayer Magic (滅神魔法 Metsujin Mahō)
- Fire God Slayer Magic (炎の滅神魔法 En no Metsujin Mahō)
- Black Arts (黒魔法 Kuro Mahō)
- Ankhseram Black Magic (アンクセラムの黒魔術 Ankuseramu no Kuro Majutsu)
- Dragon Slayer Magic (滅竜魔法 Metsuryū Mahō)
- Molding Magic (造形魔法 Zōkei Mahō)
- Ice-Make (氷の造形魔法 Aisu Meiku)
- Spatial Magic (空間魔法 Kūkan Mahō)
- Sword Magic (剣の魔法 Ken no Mahō)
- Chain Magic (連鎖魔法 Rensa Mahō)
- Sand Magic (砂の魔法 Suna no Mahō)
- Bullet Magic
- Amaterasu (天照 Amaterasu)
- Defense Magic (防御魔法 Bōgyo Mahō)
- Lightning Magic (雷系各種魔法 Kaminari Kei Kakushu Mahō)
- Fire God's Bellow (炎神の怒号 Enjin no Dogō)
- Death Predation (死の捕食 Shi no Hoshoku)
- Troia (トロイア Toroia)
- Ice-Make: Stairs
- Moon Flash (黒羽・月閃 Kureha: Gessen)
- Ice-Make: Cold Excalibur (氷聖剣 Cōrudo Ekusukaribā)
- Arms (剛腕 Āmuzu)
- Armor (アーマー Āmā)
- Vernier (瞬足 Banīa)
- Fire Dragon's Wing Attack (火竜の翼撃 Karyū no Yokugeki)
- Ice-Make: Hammer (大槌兵 Hanmā)
- Sky Dragon's Roar (天龍の咆哮 Tenryū no Hōkō)
- Sand Buster (サンドバスタ─ Sando Basutā)
- Fire Dragon's Sword Horn (火竜の剣角 Karyū no Kenkaku)
- Lightning Body
- Hand-to-Hand Combat
- Unison Raid (合体魔法 Yunizon Reido)
- Enchantment (付加術 Fukajutsu)
- Automatic Danger Response Mode (自動危険察知モード Jidō Kiken Satchi Mōdo)
- Black Wing Armor (黒羽の鎧 Kureha no Yoroi)
Manga & Anime Differences
- Carla and Happy are in the shade when they ask about Panther Lily's fear of lightning and thunder in the anime, but are out in the rain in the manga.
- The anime briefly shows a clip of Ultear finding little Meredy while the girl cries about Ultear's promise of returning her hometown.
- The manga only mentions Wendy casting Troia on Natsu, while it is actually shown in the anime.
- Carla and Wendy tell each other to be careful before the two groups separate in the manga, but not in the anime.
- The manga shows a panel of the Exceeds using Aera to infiltrate the ship.
- When Hades uses his chains to capture Erza while she is in flight, the hook hits her shoulder in the manga, but in the anime, it hits her neck.
- Hades has an aura surrounding him when he casts Katsu in the anime.
- There is a panel in the manga showing Wendy covering herself while inside Horologium's case. The anime hides her completely until Horologium provides her with new clothes save for a head pop-up.
- When Lahar orders the Rune Knights to evacuate, one of the knights is seen using Magic by the side of the ship in the anime.
- The clip wherein Makarov reaches out his hand to invite Gajeel into the guild is shown while Hades talks about Makarov changing the guild.
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