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This is the talk page for the article "Raikô: Red Lightning".
The True Nature of this Magic
I'm just throwing this out there if only because I like Laxus both as a character and as a concept overall, is it possible to assume that this "Red Lightning" is taking properties of mixing his own blood into the current and changing its nature overall? I know that seems a bit far-fetched but, given what series this happens to be, nothing seems to be too out there. Just thought to throw it out here as an idea The Omniscent Shadow of the Moon (talk) 07:29, February 9, 2017 (UTC)
That is a speculation. Only possible relevant info is what you can see in the trivia section right now.10:01, February 9, 2017 (UTC)
Lightning Dragon Slayer Spell
Fairy Tail Gkmh calls it "Lightning Dragon King's Blow", so should this be listed as a Lightning Dragon Slayer Magic spell instead of a regular Lightning Magic spell? --Neffyarious (talk) 21:04, January 1, 2019 (UTC)
I'm starting to think stuffs from that game is not accurate coz why would they call a canonically named spell as Lightning Dragon King's Blow? Looking at the picture, I can't seem to find the indication that it was referring to the Raikô: Red Lightning spell, I also cant even find the same kanji used in the spell's page.
So hopefully someone with experience with translations can verify that it refers to this spell then at best we can put it under dragon slayer magic but the name will be the same since manga info is prioritized over to video game info.04:30, January 2, 2019 (UTC)
Oh well of course we wouldn't rename it, I'm just saying this indicates it's a DS spell rather than a regular one, but yeah a more experienced translator should take a look first. --Neffyarious (talk) 12:52, January 2, 2019 (UTC)
That seems very random and I'd abstain from using it as a secondary official source, especially when the names already differ... Besides, the description says that the image is temporary?13:36, January 2, 2019 (UTC)
The image being temporary thing isn't in relation to the material itself, it's the tumblr saying it will get a better replacement image. Was Red Lighting ever said to be a regular Lightning Magic spell though and not a Dragon Slayer one? --Neffyarious (talk) 14:04, January 2, 2019 (UTC)
Neither of that was said, as far as I remember. The general rule of thumb for Laxus' spells was that everything that didn't have Lightning Dragon's .. in its name was put under lightning magic, however, then Fairy Tail Monthly came around (the magazine where Zero was being released) and categorized some of them as LDS magic. As far as I'm concerned, Monthly had a lot of fishy info, soooo... I'd just keep this as Lightning Magic personally.14:08, January 2, 2019 (UTC)
I getcha (you mean Raging Bolt right?) it's just we have an official source here calling it a DS spell, while we have nothing calling it a regular lightning spell, so I would've thought we'd go by the official source by default? --Neffyarious (talk) 14:13, January 2, 2019 (UTC)
The manga just called this by its spell's name and it was pointed out to be related to yuri and not to the dragon slayer magic. So if it wasn't called lightning dragon slayer magic then by default it will be lightning magic since that is another magic that laxus uses and it is also the same magic used by yuri who was also portrayed when this spell was used in the manga.14:15, January 2, 2019 (UTC)
I would still want more proof that the game spell Lightning Dragon King's Blow refers to this spell and not just a new spell created for the game, if it were the same spell with an unexplained reason why it had to replace its original name for the game then the canon name will remain and it being a dragon slayer spell will be implemented.14:24, January 2, 2019 (UTC)
My main issue is that it's a completely different name, even if the image is similar.14:47, January 2, 2019 (UTC)
Adding it in the trivia is still misleading since it is unclear in the first place. Also how did you came up with the conclusion that they are the same spell even though they are named differently? Coz i might be getting blind but i cant find the identical kanji or any sign that it says they are the same spell and the pic alone doesnt show anything else other than laxus having the same punching pose as the red lightning spell, him being in that pose and nothing else is not a concrete basis to make this spell into a dragon slayer spell.
When the raging bolt spell was changed to dragon slayer magic the source was from the same magazine that released canon chapters of fairy tail zero making it more credible when comparing it to this pic from a fairy tail game using a different name and calling it a dragon slayer spell. It's very likely that Lightning Dragon King's Blow is an original video game spell & it's just a coincidence that they use the same pic of laxus when he used red lightning & that's it.
For the sake of accuracy the wiki prioritizes on the official manga or magazine first, followed by the anime then the movies since they were made by mashima or with his approval or insight. Games should be the least prioritized since they tend to make stuffs up. We'll use them if the info that they provide does not contradict or affect the canon infos. I think all of the game's info should mainly be in its own wiki since this wiki is first and foremost about the official manga and anime.
For example the Clear Heart Clothing name was from the game but everything about it was from the official manga and anime. It is unnamed until now but using the name from the game doesnt contradict any established information that were already introduced regarding that armor and once the manga or anime gives it a name then it will be used over the name from the game. 17:02, January 2, 2019 (UTC)