Tartaros Arc: Gray vs. Silver is the 252nd episode of the Fairy Tail anime, and the 77th episode of the 2014 series.
Fairy Tail continues to battle Tartaros while simultaneously attempting to stop the detonation of Face. Meanwhile, Gray fights against Silver, enraged that Deliora is using his father's body as a vessel. Although overwhelmed at first, he eventually manages to defeat the Demon Gate, but reveals a sorrowful truth.
Shattered by the revelation that his father's body is being used as a vessel by Deliora, Gray furiously battles the Demon Gate but is easily overwhelmed. His Magic proves useless as Silver's Ice Devil Slayer Magic allows the latter to consume all forms of ice except for his own, thereby increasing his own power. Silver triumphantly states that he specifically learned such Magic to negate the attacks of Ur's disciples. Simultaneously, Keyes reveals Silver's Magic to Juvia, commenting that the Underworld King admitted the Mage into the Guild on his own whim.
Meanwhile, Natsu and Gajeel are facing problems in their fight against Tempester and Torafuzar. Although the Dragon Slayers are confident of their victory, the battle proceeds to favor the Demons. As the fight continues, Lucy realizes that Tempester is the Demon who infected Laxus and the Thunder God Tribe with Magical Barrier Particles. Juvia fares no better in her battle against Keyes, with the latter ominously questioning Juvia about her emotions in case she loses her love.
Concurrently, Gray continues to struggle against Silver, but all his efforts prove futile. Vowing to defeat the monster with his own hands, the Fairy Tail Mage tries to attack him with rubble, but this tactic is soon rendered impossible when Silver instantaneously freezes the battlefield. Remembering Natsu's statement about Slayers' inability to ingest their own Magic, Gray then tries to channel the Devil Slayer ice to attack the Demon, but even this has no effect on Silver, turning out to be immune to all forms of ice.
Somewhere in the ruins of Cube, though, Franmalth finds himself captured by the enemy and angrily bemoans his fate. While guarding the Demon, Panther Lily tries to threaten him into guiding them to the control room so that they can deactivate Face. At the same time, Wendy informs Doranbolt of her plan to have Warren contact other guilds and enlist their help in destroying the Magic Pulse Bomb.
In the meantime, Silver has managed to utterly overpower his opponent. He ruthlessly beats the boy, mocking his weak resistance, but Gray refuses to back down. When Silver points out that the odds are stacked against him, Gray finally decides to use Iced Shell. Visibly taken aback, the Devil Slayer expresses his astonishment at Gray's reckless move. And while the former desperately attempts to block the spell, Gray mentally apologizes to all his comrades and begins to cast Iced Shell. However, Silver manages to interrupt the move, only to realize that it was a feint and Gray is behind him. Claiming that he will not be the cause for his comrades' tears, Gray reveals that he managed to obtain a cannonball by melting some of the ice encasing the ruins. Augmenting his own physical strength by creating a frozen gauntlet, Gray throws the iron ball straight through his opponent's torso. As Silver collapses in defeat, Gray states that he has seen through Silver's act and expresses his anguish at having had to fight his own father.
Characters in Order of Appearance
Battles & Events
- Gray Fullbuster vs. Silver Fullbuster (concluded)
- Juvia Lockser vs. Keyes
- Natsu Dragneel & Gajeel Redfox vs. Tempester & Torafuzar
Magic, Curses, Spells, and Abilities used
- Devil Slayer Magic (滅悪魔法 Metsuaku Mahō)
- Ice Devil Slayer Magic (氷の滅悪魔法 Kōri no Metsuaku Mahō)
- Molding Magic (造形魔法 Zōkei Mahō)
- Ice-Make (氷の造形魔法 Aisu Meiku)
- Dragon Slayer Magic (滅竜魔法 Metsuryū Mahō)
- Ice Magic (氷の魔法 Kōri no Mahō)
- Arc of Time (時のアーク Toki no Āku)
- Ice-Make: Shield (盾 Shīrudo)
- Ice-Make: Platform
- Ice-Make: Cold Excalibur (氷聖剣 Cōrudo Ekusukaribā)
- Fire Dragon's Iron Fist (火竜の鉄拳 Karyū no Tekken)
- Iron Dragon's Club (鉄竜棍 Tetsuryūkon)
- Impact (どどん Dodon)
- Ice-Make: Ice Impact (氷撃の鎚 Aisu Inpakuto)
- Ice Devil's Rage (氷魔の激昂 Hyōma no Gekikō)
- Ice-Make: Cannon (砲撃 Kyanon)
- Revolution (進化 Reboryūshon)
- Iced Shell (絶対氷結 Aisudo Sheru)
- Ice-Make: Clone
- Last Ages (ラストエイジス Rasuto Eijisu)
- Ice Blade: Seven Slice Dance (氷刃・七連舞 Hyōjin: Nanarenbu)
- Ice-Make: Vambrace (魔王の前腕甲 Vanbureisu)
- Hand-to-Hand Combat
- Magical Barrier Particles (魔障粒子 Mashōryūshi)
- Slash Arm (スラッシュアーム Surasshu Āmu)
- Dragon Force (竜の力 Doragon Fōsu)
- White Inheritance: Face (白き遺産・フェイス Shiroki Isan : Feisu)
Manga & Anime Differences
- The following occur only in the anime:
- Gray's memories of his loved ones in the anime are scenes taken from the Tartaros arc, excluding Natsu, Juvia, Ultear, Lyon, and Ur.
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