Attacking Lightning! is the 188th episode of the Fairy Tail anime, and the 13th episode of the 2014 series.
The fight between Rogue and Gajeel comes to an end, with the latter ending the fight victorious. Meanwhile, the Rescue Team is in a pinch as the Garou Knights get in their way once again and Arcadios prepares to confront princess Hisui, having come to the conclusion that she was lying to him. As the Grand Magic Games reaches its peak, Laxus Dreyar, Orga Nanagear and Jura Neekis begin their long awaited showdown.
Gajeel impresses Rogue as he absorbs his Shadow Dragon Slayer Magic and enters the Iron Shadow Dragon Mode, now using the shadows to his advantage to throw Rogue off guard. The two continue their fight in the shadows, until Gajeel pulls his opponent out and blasts him away using his roar attack, earning another point for Fairy Tail. After Rogue lands defeated, a shadow being abandons Rogue's body, commenting on "the current Rogue's limit". Frosch runs to its friend's aid, trying to protect him from Gajeel, until the latter reassures the Exceed that the fight is over. When Rogue regains consciousness but doesn't remember what happened during their fight, Gajeel, as well as Mavis, express concern about the shadow creature that possessed Rogue.
Meanwhile, the Rescue Team faces off against the Fiore guards that were onto them and manages to hold their own against them, until the Garou Knights appear once again to finish their job. Meanwhile Arcadios wears his White Lily armor and looks for princess Hisui to confront her and learn the truth, since her plans about the Eclipse 2 Project and the information given by Lucy from the future contradict each other and he believes that the latter is honest.
At the Games, Minerva toys with Erza who appears to be too injured to properly fight. At the same time, Gray and Juvia struggle against Lyon and Sherria, but Gray notices that teamwork is their weak spot. Back at the palace, the Rescue Team exhaust themselves more and more against the Garou Knights and the Fiore guards, while Mirajane searches for Yukino in the hallways, but refuse to back down.
In the arena, Jura joins the fight between Laxus and Orga, with Ooba explaining that the other two have no chance against him. Orga goes first and dares Jura to withstand his Lightning God Slayer Magic in order to prove that the title of the Wizard Saint is not just for show, and Jura accepts the dare. Despite Orga's devastating attack, Jura not only manages to block it with his Magic, but also knock his opponent out with a single hit. While Laxus looks at Jura with shock, Ooba explains that Jura just might be the strongest human Mage, since he now holds the fifth position as a Wizard Saint and, according to her, the four higher-ups known as the Gods of Ishgar are not even human. As Jura says that he wanted to fight Makarov's grandson for a long time, Laxus tells him that right now they hold no titles and they're just two men, charging at him. Jura easily knocks Laxus down in the same fashion as Orga, but, surprisingly, Laxus rises again while punching Jura in the face.
Characters in Order of Appearance
Battles & Events
- Grand Magic Game
- Gajeel Redfox vs. Rogue Cheney (concluded)
- Lucy Heartfilia's Rescue from Mercurius
- Rescue Team vs. Fiore Forces
- Gray Fullbuster & Juvia Lockser vs. Lyon Vastia & Sherria Blendy
- Laxus Dreyar vs. Orga Nanagear vs. Jura Neekis
Magic, Spells, and Abilities used
- Thought Projection (思念体 Shinentai)
- Dragon Slayer Magic (滅竜魔法 Metsuryū Mahō)
- Eye Magic (眼の魔法 Me no Mahō)
- Figure Eyes (造形眼 Figya Aizu)
- Regulus (王の光 Regurusu)
- Acid Magic
- Plant Magic (植物の魔法 Shokubutsu no Mahō)
- Paper Blizzard (紙吹雪 Kami Fubuki)
- Spatial Magic (空間魔法 Kūkan Mahō)
- Molding Magic (造形魔法 Zōkei Mahō)
- Ice-Make (氷の造形魔法 Aisu Meiku)
- Water (水流 Wōtā)
- God Slayer Magic (滅神魔法 Metsujin Mahō)
- Terrain Effect Magic
- Sand Magic (砂の魔法 Suna no Mahō)
- Spinning Magic (回転魔法 Kaiten Mahō)
- Lightning Magic (雷系各種魔法 Kaminari Kei Kakushu Mahō)
- Iron Dragon's Club (鉄竜棍 Tetsuryūkon)
- Iron Shadow Dragon's Roar (鉄影竜の咆哮 Tetsueiryū no Hōkō)
- Fire Dragon's Wing Attack (火竜の翼撃 Karyū no Yokugeki)
- Regulus Impact (獅子王の輝き Regurusu Inpakuto)
- Sky Dragon's Roar (天竜の咆哮 Tenryū no Hōkō)
- Paper Body
- Ice-Make: Eagle (大鷲 Īguru)
- Water Nebula (水流昇霞 Wōtā Nebura)
- Shotgun (ショットガン Shotto Gan)
- Sky God's Dance (天神の舞 Tenjin no Mai)
- Ice-Make: Water Serpent (蛟 Mizuchi)
- Terrain Effect: Hot Wind Zone
- Fire Dragon's Roar (火竜の咆哮 Karyū no Hōkō)
- Terrain Effect: Iceberg Zone
- Acid Pillar
- Sky Dragon's Wing Attack (天竜の翼撃 Tenryū no Yokugeki)
- Paper Blizzard: Red Dance (紙吹雪赤の舞い Kami Fubuki Aka no Mai)
- Sand Buster (サンドバスタ─ Sando Basutā)
- Paper Blizzard: Yellow Dance
- Sand Wall (砂の防壁 Sando Wōru)
- Spore Bomb: Rinka Renka (胞子爆弾 リンカ・レンカ Hōshi Bakudan Rinka Renka)
- Lightning God's Charged Particle Cannon (雷神の荷電粒子砲 Raijin no Kaden Ryūshi Hō)
- Lightning Body
- Dragon Force (竜の力 Doragon Fōsu)
- Iron Shadow Dragon Mode (モード鉄影竜 Mōdo Tetsueiryū)
- Hand-to-Hand Combat
- Battle Mode Shift (戦闘モードシフト Sentō Mōdo Shifuto)
- Unison Raid (合体魔法 Yunizon Reido)
- White Lily Armor (白き百合の鎧 Shiroki Yuri no Yoroi)
Manga & Anime Differences
- The commentary from Mato, Chapati and Yajima during the event is extended in the anime.
- The dialogue from various characters in the manga like Warren, Max and Nab or Alzack and Bisca is transferred to Freed, Evergreen and Bickslow in the anime.
- In addition, some extra commentary to the fights is added exclusively in the anime.
- In the anime, while Arcadios is looking for Hisui, flashbacks of his discussions with Hisui and Lucy from the future were displayed. Those were not in the manga.
- The dialogue between Minerva and Erza during their fight is extended. Same goes for the fight between Lyon, Sherria, Gray and Juvia.
- The second showdown between the Garou Knights and Fairy Tail is vastly extended in the anime and only briefly displayed in the manga.
- Scenes where Lamia Scale comments on Jura's strength were added in the anime.
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