Recap / Fairy Tail Seven Years Arc

Chapters: 254-257, Episodes: 123-124

Short Summary

Seven years pass after the events on Tenrou Island and a lot has changed both in the world and Fairy Tail since the S-Class participants went missing with the island. However there could be a faint chance that both the island and them weren't destroyed after all.

Main Summary

The Seven Years Arc has the following tropes:

  • Babies Ever After / Happily Married: Bisca and Alzack finally tied the knot and now have a young daughter, Asuka.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Natsu preventing one of the Twilight Ogre goons from harming Romeo. Leading to...
  • They're Back: The S-Class Candidates finally return after being asleep in the Fairy Sphere for seven years.
  • Killed Off for Real: Jude Heartfilia.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Makarov's little "talk" with Twilight Ogre.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Lucy to her father.
  • Passing the Torch: Subverted, Marakov tries to name Gildarts as the new successor but he turns it down and renames Marakov the next guild master much to Marakov's dismay.
  • Rip Van Winkle: The S-Class Participants find themselves in this state (sans the aging).
  • Time Skip: Seven years have passed during while the candidates where asleep.
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside: How the Fairy Sphere works. Mavis managed to activate it and prevent the island from being destroyed, but in doing so put everyone on the island into a deep sleep for seven years.