On the anime side, the Oracion Seis have certainly leveled up. How are FT supposed to beat these guys again?
They must've escaped prison a while ago to get that strong. I wonder if Richard/Hoteye is still stuck in there? Poor guy; everyone from the Nirvana incident has broken out now except him. Did FT even get around to telling Wally about him before Acnologia happened?
I stand by my theory that the Cardinal is Brain.
I get how Midnight (lol "Brain II") can no-sell Dan's shield since he can just reverse the scattershot, but I'm not sure how he sealed Byro's dispelling staff. At any rate, Byro got jobbed hard if Natsu was healthier than him after that explosion.
Erigor seems kind of crazy now, in an intensely focused way. Wonder what happened there.