Hey look! A character defeats someone that clearly outclassed him/her because Feelings and Friendship!
What are the odds?
I knew Minerva would pull something like this. She's like Raven Tail, only she's as underhanded as the rules will allow.
Also: Does anyone find it odd that the character who can almost literally pull things out of her ass ALWAYS seems to do her asspulls by wearing the nonmagical baggy pants + sarashi get-up? Seriously. When's the last time she beat a challenging opponent with an actual armor on? She beat Ikaruga like this, beat Azuma like this, beat the 100 monsters like this, and now fought like that here. For someone who was introduced with the specialty of magic arms and armor, she sure goes through fights finding out her armors are worthless, and just uses plain swordsmanship in the end.
At least Elfman whipped out an awesome new power for *his* fight. And even Natsu gets contrived power-ups. Erza just does it.
Last edited by Sound Silence; 01-18-2013 at 12:35 PM.
Yeah. Kagura should've won this one. And it would've been more interesting to see Erza lose and get a nice dose of character development from the experience of losing for once. Maybe even establish sort of a Zoro/Mihawk-like relationship with Kagura. But noooooooooo. Erza just HAD to pull a "Hulk Hogan" again and win against all odds.
If Erza would have won that way, it'd be a lot less problematic.
Last edited by Sound Silence; 01-18-2013 at 01:20 PM.
It's times like this that makes me wonder how these developments are recieved by fans in Japan, the people that most likely send fan-mail directly to the author and magazine.
I don't mind Erza winning per se, but this fight reeeaaally needed some more of them duking it out evenly before the last slash. Ending it in a one-shot comeback was anticlimactic as hell.
Last edited by MKTerra; 01-18-2013 at 03:20 PM.
"Gendou is probably the least whiny, but... well, let's just say that his reaction was probably not quite as healthy as a good whine."
-The Drunkard Kid, on Evangelion
the way i saw it(i'm generous with this kind of thing) is that Erza didn't block the slash, she parried it