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Unconfirmed Theories - Part 1
Mard Geer is Acnologia's son.That explains why he hate Dragon Slayers because his father was one. Also his Demon Form and Acnologia's Dragon Form bear some similar pattern.
Zeref's demons were originally living anti-dragon weapons.Zeref himself is not a Dragon Slayer. To get around the fact that humans were virutally powerless against dragons before the advent of Dragon Slayer magic, he created demons, whose Curses can affect dragons. Either this Went Horribly Right or he became Drunk with Power after this, giving him the reputation he has now... until something happened that caused his Heel Realization. This would explain why Marde Guille seems almost offended by the idea of human Dragon Slayers.
The 100-year mission that Gildarts failed to complete at great personal injury is the same reason why Mavis died and became a disembodied spirit
Zeref created Tartaros specifically for the purpose of testing and preparing Fairy Tail for fighting Acnologia
Marde Guille will fight Jellal, Gildarts, or MakarovMarde will be Tartarus' equivalent of Bluenote, and thus will need to be taken down by a very, very high-tier mage while Natsu's group goes after E.N.D.
Obra, the Imp last seen hanging with Zeref, is E.N.D.Tartaros only seemed to have become active upon Zeref's declaration to annihilate humanity and the only other living being present was Obra. Obra seems to have some significance beyond just a flunky from Raven Tail and the fact that he can so casually hang around with Zeref like a pet is a bit of a red flag (unless Obra is like some sort of demonic version of an Exceed). And really... It's just plain amusing if that tiny Imp is the most powerful demon ever in sleep mode.
Kyouka's face under her mask will be a huge spoiler.She's going to appear identical to a major character, or maybe even be a major character who was transformed into a demon much in the same way Minerva was.
Gray is actually Silver's son.The reason for this is that Silver looks a bit like a older Gray with scars, visits the grave of someone he seems to of cared for,Uses Ice Devil Slayer Magic, and Gray was capable of using said Ice despite not having the ability to use Devil Slaying Magic, and lastly because Gray and Silver are almost the same color, but Gray is a darker color while Silver is a lighter color. If this turned out to be true, then it would also explain why Gray is so strong, even though he really shouldn't.
Silver used to be human.Then Kyouka turned him into a demon like she's doing to Minerva.
Silver is actually a good guy with his own sympathetic agenda.There are several other theories to back this WMG up:
Zeref is a Well-Intentioned ExtremistHe turned Acnologia into a dragon because he thought it was humanity's only hope to survive. When Aconologia turned on them, all of Zeref's monsters were attempts to create something that could defeat Aconologia. He kept thinking that it doesn't matter how many people are killed by his creations, because he can get rid of them once Aconologia is dead and if he fails, humanity is done for. Him "learning the weight of life" was his acceptance that killing people in the crossfire is unacceptable, but now he realizes that there's so much evil in the world that he has no choice but to destroy it by any means necessary. Two supports for this: most of Fairy Tail's villains have sympathetic or otherwise good motives, and Zeref seemed extremely angry at Hades for bringing back his old mentality.
About Lumen Histoire, After The Reveal
Zeref is actually the Big Good all this time and the entire creation/existence of Fairy Tail has something to do with it.Zeref was actually the one who help stop the evil Dragons 400 years ago, sacrificing his own happiness to acquire his deadly magic to defeat the Dragons. His entire myth of being the Big Bad and dying is a cover story to avoid any contact with the human world. Mavis was instrumental in creating and perpetuating the myth to protect Zeref and the creation of Fairy Tail and the secret of Lumen Histoire is an important part of it.
Tartaros is a Dark Guild of Complete MonstersConsidering how little we know of this guild and how Tartatros is another name for the worst part in the Greek Underworld which is very similar to hell, they'll likely be this. Especially as the series is gradually going Darker and Edgier, I wou;dn't be surprised if they were extremely supremacist, cannibalistic, sadistic, genocidal Humanoid Abomination psychopaths who want hell on earth by using Achnologia as the threshold to start neverending calamities.
Exceed are Made of Iron.That how Happy tanked the explosion. That is also how the people of Edolas became convinced they were gods. The fact the flying kitties survived everything they threw at them convinced them. When their queen predicted deaths, it just made the belief solid.
Makarov will die...Leaving Gildarts as the 7th master (7 being an important number in Fairy Tail), who will then train Natsu, Gajeel, Gray, Laxus, Erza, and Mirajane (seven wizards total) to fight Zeref and/or Acnologia alongside him. Why? Because it would be awesome, and because Makarov was originally intended to die on Sirius Island, so Mashima probably has plans to kill him at some point.
Gray will learn to use Mystogan's stavesHe doesn't have the raw power to match the likes of Dragon Force, Nakagami Armor, or Satan Soul: Sitri. However, Mystogan's staves contain enormous magic power (enough for him to compete with Laxus). So, Gray can learn to use them to get his enemies where he wants them, then hit them with powerful Ice-Make magic. Gray can do this because he has shown repeatedly that he is a very strategic fighter. Plus, it would be awesome to see Gray combining his Molding Magic with Layered Magic Circles.
The Future has already been changed thanks to Future!LucyAs Future!Lucy described in the original future she is from, a herd of 10,000 dragons destroyed the world, but thanks to Present!Lucy closing the Eclipse Gate, only 7 made it through, giving the present mages a much better chance of survival and victory. If this is true, it would also mean that the Future!Future!Rogue (oy...) from Future!Lucy's timeline might have failed to control all 10,000 and was killed, thus explaining why Future!Lucy has no knowledge about a Future!Rogue controlling the dragons/ruling the world in her timeline. It also means Future!Rogue lied about Future!Lucy closing the Eclipse Gate in his future, he simply knew she had the ability to close it and wanted to kill her off before she could interfere with his plans.
Everyone is Jellal.He's been showing up at least once an arc, usually as a different person. Given that we know he can split himself into multiple people, we can only assume that everyone in the world is Jellal. C'mon, you know you were thinking it.
Tenrou Island (or at least the Grave Stone) is Mavis Vermilion's Soul Jar.Despite the usual taboo on soul jars in various media it doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing and it very well may be true. We've already seen that Master Hades kept his life-force and vitality sealed within the "Heart" of his ship so why couldn't Mavis have done something very similar, except with her very soul? She wanted to watch over her guild as it grew and matured into the modern age, and found a way to do it, which is why she's still hanging around after her physical body died.
The events we are seeing are those from the book that Lucy is writing.Self-explanatory
Erza is a magic girl.Complete with her own transformation sequence
Lucy Likes the Ladies.She`s shown some interest in Mirajane and Erza (though neither of those are particularly surprising) and she seems pretty close with Levi. Sure, she has Ship Tease with guys too, but she openly oogled pics of Mirajane!
The above WMG is true and it started like that...After her mother's death, our dear Lucy was feeling really lonely, her father keeping her in their mansion and always working, neglecting her. The only friend of her age that Lucy had was a maid, daughter of two servants working for her father. Both of them had developed a strong bond and were the best friends someone could imagine. One night, after Lucy first met the man that her father wanted her to marry, she ran in her room, crying. Her friend came in her room, not wanting to let Lucy alone. Only, the maid couldn't keep her secret to herself any longer, and declared her love and admiration to Lucy, and how she wanted to always be with her. At this moment, both Lucy and her friend understood that their friendship was much more than that. It lasted for a little while, but when her father discovered it, the maid and her family were fired and sent away. Obviously, Lucy never forgave her father and it was one of the reason as to why she ran away, hoping to find her again. Finally, Virgo uses the appearance of Lucy's long lost love, because it's how Lucy wants her to look like.
Lucy's mother has something to do with the dragonsThis troper just nearly shat himself rereading old chapters of Fairy Tail. Lucy's mother's grave said she died in the year 777. Same year the dragons went missing. Coincidence? Some catastrophe happened that year that she just caught up in? Or did she have some relationship with the dragons?
Bixlow's "babies" are really his babiesAlternate Character Interpretation - Bixlow is actually a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who sincerely care about his children (which either came from an deceased wife/girlfriend or orphans). Yet he realized that his five children will only be miserable because he doesn't have the adequate skills to become a father and that his job doesn't allow him to be with them everytime. He is forced to implant them to five dolls, as painful as it is to him. But at least Bixlow doesn't have to leave them anymore (nor does he have to feed them).
Igneel is just sulking.In chapter 101, Igneel seems to be short tempered and jerkish, however Grandine doesn't seem to take offence. This may be because Grandine knows Igneel is simply sore about not being able to help Natsu, so he's lashing out at others. Hey, just because they live a long time, doesn't mean dragons can't have tantrums too.
Raven Tail, the Balam Alliance and Fairy Tail will have a Mêlée à TroisThere's also a possibility of Heel-Face Turn for Makarov's son / Laxus' father, and Raven and Fairy tail will ally together and take on the dark guild alliance.
Stellar Spirits are the spirits of the deceased.All the Stellar spirits are named after constellations and in Greek mythology, constellations were the deceased put into the sky by Gods. The Stellar Spirits were people who were renown for their strength and were turned into Stellar Spirits after their death.
Fairy Tail takes place in the past or future of Rave Master.Evidence for the future of Rave Master: Magic becomes more common due to the un-exile of mages from Sieg's village. Etherion has either been passed on to the planet or the council can call on Resha somehow. The parallel world of Edolas is reminiscent of Makai or the Mystic Realm, where Let, Julia, Ruby and various dragons/dragon race and other sentinoid races are from (i.e.: the Green Race). Dragon Slayers are mechanically different from Dragon Race, however, who's to say that the Stellar Spirit World and Edolas would not be able to coexist with Makai if Fiore and Symphonia are indeed on the same planet. The method of creation of Rave Stones and Dark Bring (Crystals formed through special magic power and processes) are passed down to the guilds as Lachryma. Lost Time magic. Evidence for the past of Rave Master: Etherion is never given an origin, it's fired from the sky, can be stored in lachryma and as far as we know wasn't possessed by a single person. I've always wondered what it was that got the Raregroove family so screwed over. Well now I have an idea. Zeref wants to destroy/rule the world/is really evil. He's a Raregroove and a big reason the world of Rave Master got screwed up the way it did. Lost Time Magic due to threat of Endless, but Ultear doesn't know/doesn't care.
At the end of a future arc, the very last fight will be between the bad guys and Natsu, Erza, Mystogan, Gildarts and Mirajane.Notice that the roles could be changed a little. Anyway, things would turns out so bad, only the ultimate team of Fairy Tail would stand a chance to save everyone. The possibility of a Sixth Ranger is also there, and it would probably be either Gajeel, Laxus Jellal. Have we any reason for thinking that something like that might happen? Not at all. But does someone has the guts to say that it doesn't sound awesome? That's what I thought.
Lucy's mother may still be alive, and she is the holder of the Stellar Spirit Dragon. It's not explicitly stated how she died, so there may be a possibility
Someone sealed Wendy's real ageFor one, both Gajeel & Natsu have been hinted to be Really 700 Years Old, so it'd be true to form if Wendy were so as well. Moreover, Edolas!Wendy looks about the same age as them, which implies that either 1) Edolas!Wendy existed for ~10 (apparent) years before Our!Wendy came to be, or 2) they're both the same age, but Our!Wendy looks younger. Given how everyone has a matching counterpart and it'd be really weird to have only half of the picture for so many years, so I lean towards the latter.
The dragons are the ones that capture Zeref the last time.That's the true reason that Igneel and other dragons dessapeared, beacause they know that te return of zeref is near, and the "Dragon King" have summoned them to discuss what to do.
The dragons are immune to the stellar spirit world.maybe they have some kind of magic that protects them, that's the real reason that Natsu can be in the stellar spirit world without die.
Gray will put lachryma to acquire dragon slayer's magicI don't think Mashima will explain about the fake dragon slayers if he wasn't going to make one to unite the guild, and before someone new, I prefer an old one.
Canis Major is "the other Plue"Those who read Rave Master may remember the scene where everyone goes to the museum dedicated to the Kingdom War. While getting a special tour the gang sees a painting of what looks like the love child of a wolf and a unicorn, later revealed to be... a wild mass guess made by historians/artists as to what Plue might look like. That is what Canis Major◊ will be.
Mystogan is not as smart as he seems.Mystogan's magic transports all magic from Edolas to Mangolia. So if his plan has gone the way he wished, Pantherlily would have been the king, and be transported to Mangolia soon after, leaving a disorganised Edolas.
Everyone has got an automatic powerboostThe source is the magic from Edolas.
Natsu is the son of the Killing Mage aka Black Mage Zeref
King Faust is the Edolas counterpart of Master Hades.They look the about same and are both leaders of a dark organisation.
Ultear and Laxus are siblings.
The Killing Mage will join Fairy Tail
Lucy will get Ophiuchus (Serpentarius)
All Lacrima is created by torturing people.Lacrima is Italian/Latin for tear, so it might be an indicative name.
Plue was the one who sent Etherion back into the skyErza figured that Natsu was only able to rescue her from the Etherion because she hadn't actually fused with it, since that would mean having her body broken down way to much for anyone to piece back together. She reasons instead that Jellal sacrificed himself to save them, but Jellal didn't die, so that's also unlikely. In Rave Master Plue had a few special abilities linked to Etherion (AKA Resha). Lucy's summons have displayed an ability to appear without her trying before, and to recognize if she's in danger. Plue, sensing that Etherion was about to kill her, came out and sent the Etherion into the sky himself.
Gildarts is stronger than Makarov.Or at the very least, he has the potential to be. His personality seems to be bordering on Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass and with Makarov down, someone has to stop Hades. Also, nothing Makarov has ever done could make Natsu drop to his knees crying in fear, which Gildarts did just by releasing his Battle Aura.
Either Laxus OR Jellal will be the next master of Fairy Tail.It's pretty obvious why Laxus is a legitimate choice, see WMG above. Jellal on the other hand seems to be the only person both powerful and wise enough to have the makings of a good master.
Unconfirmed Theories - Part 2
Natsu will have the worst hangover in history at some point.He'll discover that you can light alcohol on fire and will spend an entire afternoon doing nothing but drinking flaming cocktails, only to wake up the next morning with a very rude realization of why that's a bad idea.
Zeref was the first mage in existence and is the source of almost all of the magic in the world.Except Dragon Slayer magic. That's why he thinks Natsu is the only one who has a chance of destroying him for good — no other magics can harm him because he created them.
Alternatively, godsare the source of all the magic in the world. As a God-Slayer, Zancrow implies this since he is a user of ancient, Lost magic. Hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago, mages probably learned magic that way. This probably makes Zancrow the Last of His Kind.
Natsu and Black Fire...
Master Ivan is Gildarts' Rival Turned EvilIt says in Giltarts' profile that he majorly dislikes Ivan, and the two of them are about the same age. (Gildarts is 45, and while we never actually get Ivan's age, his son is 24, so it's not a bad guess) It would also make sense why he's in a tight knit guild like Fairy Tail when he's practically a nomad; he wants to stay close with Makarov.
Erza and Jellal have fractured personalities that aren't completely what their true natures are.Erza Knightwalker and Mystogan are what they would have become had they not been tortured and enslaved as children. Erza is violent by nature, using corporal punishment on a regular basis. Her magic also reflects this; it's different armors that help her cut her opponents apart rather than something more "hands off" like fire or summoning. The reason Erza Scarlet isn't a saddistic Blood Knight is because of the torture and slavery she experienced as a child. She knows what hopelessness and pain are like, and would never inflict them on another without good reason. Knightwalker never went through anything like this, so she doesn't understand the full scope of how horrific what she's doing is.
Master Hades acted undercover as the former Chairman of the Magic Council.Looking through the earlier chapters in the manga, specifically at Erza's trial after the Lullaby arc, one can spot who is presumably the Chairman judging the case. What's notable about it? Not only is his entire body framed in shadow apart from eyes, but it's only one eye we get to see, his left eye. The right eye isn't seen, which is the eye Hades has his eyepatch on. It also makes sense during the Tower of Paradise arc, where the Chairman is said to have fallen ill. We learn after that arc that Hades managed to get one of the keys to unseal Zeref. Essentially this might be what he did while he pretended as the Chairman to be ill.
Brain had good intentionsNirvana is a magic which reverses light and darkness. Every member of Oracion Seis was more or less good until they were turned in the Tower of Heaven. But how does Brain want to use Nirvana? To turn his Superpowered Evil Side into Magic Jesus, at that point he knows that Nirvana is dangerous and destroys it. That also explains why Oracion Seis has six members, one for every Nirvana Lacrima.
Layla Heartfilia is alive.She disappeared on a strangely important date - X777, the same year the dragons disappeared. However, with the recent revelation that she was a summoner, and had Capricorn as one of her spirits, it is possible since his magic lets him summon humans for himself. Foreshadowed with the Hero of Rubengard, who went "mysteriously MIA" when Capricorn kidnapped him. How is Capricorn still alive after being in the real world for 17 years, when Loki could barely last three? He's been drawing on Layla's magic power.
Lucy is LaylaThey look almost identical, and Rave Master (of which Fairy Tail recycles ideas) features a similar scenario with two identical characters of which one was disappeared.
The reason that Aquarius is a jerkass to Lucy...Is because she considers her a Replacement Scrappy for Layla. We learn in 224 that she along with Capricorn and Cancer used to belong to Layla. Maybe it just pisses her off that no matter how much Lucy looks like Layla, she's not actually her.
Provided we ever see him, the king of Fiore will be Earthland's version of FaustFiore is afterall stated to be a kingdom, so it'd obviously make sense for there to be a king, as the Magic Council only governs those who use magic. In contrast to Faust, the king will likely be a Reasonable Authority Figure. The possibility of being a Badass Normal is also there, to put a contrast to Faust who was completely obsessed with magic. Jellal would still be the king's son, just as Mystogan was to Faust.
The Black Dragon is actually Death Magic IncarnateHe just didn't kill Gildarts because he wasn't near Zeref.
Lucy's mother is half stellar-spirit
Plue is the REAL Celestial Spirit Kingand the king Lucy meets is his right-hand who pretends to be him because Plue prefers to know the human world. it's easy to have him in the human world because near the 99% of magic needed to maintain him in the human-world comes from him.
Lucy is able to fusion to her spirits and fight using their powers
Laxus at one point considered joining Phantom Lord.He'd Ride the Lightning on his way there, and then stopped because he remembered that Phantom Lord was on a different Metalica album.
Clannad ArcTo prevent overtaking the manga, there will be a Filler Arc of the anime that will basically retell the story of CLANNAD, with Gray and Juvia taking the respective rolls that their voice actors played, Tomoya and Nagisa.
The last arc will include Natsu and the rest completing the 100 year mission.Self explanatory. Or it will be the second to last arc, the last including the dragon slayers meeting up with their dragons. Or those two will be combined.
The world of Fairy Tail is the original world Lucia was trying to reach.In Rave Master the original world had become uninhabitable at a previous date and abandon. If Zeref is revived then the world will become just that for 90% of the population. Plus, having a powerful wizard parent doesn't mean magic is strong with you as well, as proven by Laxus, who's magic comes from the implanted lachryma. That remaining 10% would dwindle until eventually only Aciela is left. This doesn't mean a Downer Ending. Natsu can still save the day, he'll just save the day after a lot of people are dead. There will still be hope to rebuild in the end, making it a Bitter Sweet Ending, but they'll fail at that.
Org, of the Magic Council, will pull a Big Damn Heroes at some point for Fairy Tail.Although it might be a less direct, political one. He seems to consider Fairy Tail differently now, and you'd think the members of the Council would be powerful. Two were S-Class (assuming Urtear is), one of whom was one of the Ten Wizard Saints, and another was a member Makarov's group in his youth.
Ultear has the power to permanently seal or even defeat ZerefSeen in the flashbacks of chapter 241, Ur says that Ultear is proof of the "Power of Life". While it may be taken as simply the phenomenon of Ultear's birth into the world, it may mean something more, given that Ultear was discovered to have enormous amounts of magic power in her (hence she was sent to the magical doctors for treatment). This power might be what it takes to defeat Zeref (whose power is death), and it also might be why she became so Yandere towards Zeref (the "opposites attract" phenomenon). In the end, she may not do it herself, but lend it to Natsu.
Ultear is a human lacrimaThis explains why Ultear was born with huge magical power: she absorbed Ul's magical power. Ul knew this and thus named her Ultear, lacrima is Italian for tear after all.
Lucy will attempt a Heroic SacrificeRule of Three. Gray and Erza have both nearly gotten themselves killed trying to pull one off, only to be stopped by Natsu just in time (twice in Gray's case), then gone on to later have a perfect opurtunity to do this again but decide not to, as Natsu has opened their eyes to how they must cherish their lives. If Lucy tries this too then that'll be all of Natsu's team mates.
Lucy will become the next leader of Fairy TailFirst of all, most of the rest of the guild would not be good choices due to how... chaotic (for lack of a better word) they all are. Secondly, since Lucy is the narrative voice of the series, it stands to reason that she will be very closely tied to the final moments of the series. Also, during the Fighting Festival Arc, she is the one member of the guild who got everyone to stop bickering, and actually work together, prompting one character to say that she (as a newbie) has more Fairy Tail spirit than any of the other members.
The reason why Edolas!Cana is the way she is......and why Edolas!Gildarts was never shown is because, unlike his Earthland version, he found out earlier that he was going to have a child, and decided to retire from Fairy Tail so that he can take care of Cana after she was born.
Natsu carries around a sewing kitAfter most fights Natsu's cloths are damaged, so he carriess needles and thread to fix them himself
Zeref is part celestial spiritThat's why he hasn't aged, or how he can take a hit from Natsu and come out no worse, or why he recovered from Ultear's beating so fast. All the other spirits seem unaffected by time and pretty good at handling punishment. Also, that would be why the world rejects him-only half of him belongs there. He can't properly control his powers because the magic he uses isn't meant for humans or vice-versa, and he didn't used to value human life because having a spirit for a parent warped his views/perspective of life.
The three sacred spells of Fairy Tail......were each invented by one of the guild masters. Mavis invented Fairy Sphere, which is why she can use it from beyond the grave. Precht invented Fairy Law, which is why he can use Grimoire Law as Hades; it's practically the same spell. That would leave Makarov inventing Fairy Glitter, which we've seen nothing to confirm or deny. Alternatively, switch Makarov and Mavis. It would make perfect sense that Makarov would make a defensive spell, as protecting his "kids" is his number one priority.
Zeref has his own dark guild.Assuming Zeref and Acnologia are the final villains of the series, they would need aditional underlings for the rest of the cast to fight. This will end up being Zeref's dark guild which is made up of the greatest magicians from throughout history who have recieved Zeref's immortality and are currently hiding away in preparation for the war on the rest of humanity. Also Layla is alive and has joined this guild.
Rogue and Sting will join Fairy TailThat, or they're fake.
Zeref will turn out to have been Dead All A LongMavis has shown herself to be able to move as she pleases, despite having apparently spent most of her afterlife in the area around her grave. She also still seems to be capable of affecting the living world, though only through others, and can be seen by members of Fairy Tail. Zeref would be in a similar situation, there's just no requirement for people to be able to see him. He can still use some of his power (perhaps because of the whole 'world rejecting him' thing) but he can't use his full power because he's dead. It's not like he went and summoned a giant demon to take out Hades after all. In fact, the event that made him value life was dying himself.
Insert Time Lord theory here.Someone had to say it.
Narpuding is tracking Gray via magical power, something the illusions cannot duplicate.Which Gray will counter by completely draining himself of magical power, leaving him unable to cast spells but also undetectable. Remember any attack works, it doesn't have to be a magical attack to score a point.
Urtear's scar is from....Her fight with Gray
Natsu is awesome at Guitar Hero.He can get 100% on expert on every song, but only when he activates Dragon Force.
Fried used his runes to regrow his and Juvia's hair.He can cut off your air supply for breaking the rules. So why would he not be able to do this.
Levy is in love with LucyBesides all the lesyay, at the end of chapter 274 she writes a letter 'to my Beloved Lucy Heartfilia'.
Kurohebi is somehow related to CobraThe snake theme and they look alike.
Zeref was trying to kill UltearShe told him she wanted to use his power to make the ultimate magic world, which he had to have known the implications of, and attacked him when he refused. After she'd made it clear that she wasn't above knocking him out and forcing him to do things her way he tried to beg her to stop before passing out. He later begins to regain conciousness while being held off the ground by someone, and can sense Acnologia approaching. He has no way of knowing he's changed hands several times and the logical conclusion is that this mad woman has successfully abducted him and has now found yet another potential world ending power. Having every reason to want her dead, he goes into full power mode and blasts her instantly, only to fully come to and see that he was actually being carried by someone else, which reverts him back to his normal melancholic state.
Romeo will travel back in time and become ZerefBecause post time-skip Romeo really looks like he could be a less cute, child version of Zeref. It would also explain how Zeref somehow knows Natsu. He looked up to him as a child but Natsu never saw Romeo as an adult. Something in the past-perhaps just missing everyone from the present-will drive him mad and he'll become the infamous black mage.
Flare has been a victim of abuse for a long time.The new chapter makes it clear she's definitely not treated well in Raven Tail, with being seen bruised up after her near-loss, and she's the only female villain this editor can think of in this series who is drawn with crazy eyes/thousand yard stare. Also, notice that she's crying when she's being threatened by the masked man, whilst she just seemed shocked when Lucy nearly defeated her, and frightened because It would have ended in her being beaten even more badly.
Kinana aged really slowly while she was still Cuberos.Compare her appearance from before the seven year timeskip; her body was more childlike in contrast to her now taller and buxom build. It's possible that after she changed back to her original self, her body started to catch up in growth during the seven years.
Flare will have a Heel-Face Turn and join Fairy Tail.Come on, they forgave Gajeel and even Jellal, she's still in time to switch sides. Also: during her battle with Lucy she tried to put the Raven Tail's brand on Lucy's Fairy Tail's mark. Maybe after joining Fairy Tail she'll put the new mark over her old one?
Zeref caused the creation of Nirvana400 years ago, he was alive and plagueing the world with giant demons and death magic. Also 400 years ago, Raubaul and the Nirvit made Nirvana to create peace in a war-plagued world. Is possible that the two events are linked.
Wendy versus ObraOur cute little Dragon Slayer, who since her appearence has never fought someone one on one will eventually face down with Obra of Raven Tail and defeat him with the two new spells taught to her by Grandine. It would also be awesome and also kinda Karmic.
Sting will have a Face-Heel Turn moment and try to save Yukino spoiler:only to end up failing horribly
Jellal is actually Albert Wesker
Jellal (in Episode 38) :7 more minutes. 7 more minutes until Etherion fires down on us. Let's have fun for the next 7 minutes, Erza.I CANNOT have been the only one to think Wesker when Jellal said that.
Wesker (in RE5): 7 minutes. 7 minutes is all I can spare to play with you.
The Eclipse plan...They seem to be targeting Lucy and now Yukino for it, right? Well, Layla Heartfilia was also a Stellar Spirit mage and she died on the day that the dragons disappeared. My theory is that the Eclipse plan has already happened once before- it sacrifices a Stellar Spirit mage in order to seal away the dragons. Layla was the first sacrifice- I guess voluntarily, since she gave away her keys beforehand - and after that the dragons went missing. Lucy and Yukino are the only Stellar Spirit mages in Fiore with golden zodiac keys, so it's only logical that they'd be targeted. This could mean that the plotters are WellIntentionedExtremists who want to seal away Acnologia for safety.
Arcadias will get Candle Jack to kidnap Lu...
Yukino will join Fairy TailAfter hearing her story, Makarov will accept her into the guild to provide the comfort that she needs as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming. After that, he will head over to Sabertooth, and in a Crowning Momentof Awesome informs Gemma that he accepted Yukino in before dropping "The Reason You Suck" Speech on him.
Rogue and Sting will be booted from Sabertooth, and go to different guildsSting seems to be pretty big on the whole 'strongest' thing while Rogue seems to lean towards the idea of nakama. They'll fight Natsu and Gajeel in the final found of the tournament, almost win, then ultimately get their asses handed to them by their former idols. After being booted for their failure (and it may just be that only Sting is booted, since he's the one who's gotten a warning, and Rogue will just get fed up and quit) Sting will decided to go to another guild that's big on being the best, like Raven Tail, while Rogue will go to the number one nakama guild, Fairy Tail, and the two will have a friend turned foe dynamic.
Gray does like Juvia back.The likely reason why he doesn't reciprocate is that he knows that her behavior towards him and her wild imagination won't make for a healthy relationship yet.
The dragons all left after somebody killed one of themIgneel told Grandine that they're not supposed to get involved with humans, but that clearly wasn't an issue when they all adopted kids. At the same time, Rogue and Sting said that rather than heve their dragon(s) leave on July 7th X777 they slayed it, an implied that they did so before it would have left. What better reason to make a rule to avoid humans then the humans you showed kindness to killing you in return?
On the origin and nature of God Slayers.It is an earlier (and with "earlier" I mean so old that is by now Lost Magic in itself) attempt to copy/counter Dragon Slayer Magic. Its basically the element of Dragon Slayer magic, but artificially created and boosted with Dark Magic (giving it it's signature black color). The Dark Magic portion makes Dragon Slayers incapable of eating it (mostly) and giving it a higher base power than a comparable Dragon Slayer (like a Second Gen has a higher base Power than a First Gen, but the latter has more potential). But as Natsu has proven, Dragon Slayer magic IS capable of absorbing it, assuming the Dragon Slayer in question has the will/motivation/skill to do so and overcome the Dark Magic Portion and therefore access "Dragon God" Power. Essentially: Element < Element + Dark but Dragon Slayer > God Slayer The "God" part of the "God Slayer" comes not from the ability to slay a God, but is a play on the "Dragon Slayer" description and the fact that it is granted by a "God" (like a certain Dark Mage who is revered as one by some bad guys...). Zancrow did say that he received his magic from Hades, and did not learn it from a "God". As the ability to create God Slayers was probably mostly lost (with exceptions, like Hades giving it to Zancrow) without Zeref, people created Artifical Dragon Slayers to copy the awesome Power of that school of Magic. why not?
"E.N.D." is the same spell that turned Acnologia into a dragon, if it isn't Acnologia himself. Atlas Flame states that Igneel 'couldn't defeat it.' Unless Zeref created a demon capable of defeating dragons, something that is referred to with that much fear from beings that can normally No Sell almost anything that isn't Dragon Slayer Magic, and is also referred to as 'the most vile spell in the Book of Zeref,' can only be the same spell that turned Acnologia into a dragon, unless it's just another name for Acnologia himself. Otherwise... damn, just how many Doomsday Spells does this guy know!?
Jura will make a timely appearance and save Jellal from Doranbolt.Perhaps going to get bandages for Chelia or heading to check up on her, he'll distract Doranbolt so Jellal can slip away.
We'll see Raven Tail againImp!Obra will get the others out of prison and the Fairy Tail's wizards (sans the best 5 sent to partecipate to the Tournament) will have to deal with them, this time being a little more difficult.
Gran Doma is Jellal's fatherI've noticed that, rather than looking like Edolas!Makarov, Faust (who's Mystogan/Edolas!Jellal's father) looks very similar to Gran Doma. So, maybe Gran Doma's Jellal's long lost father. Unlike Faust, he loved his son, but he was kidnapped by the dark guild who built the R System, causing him to become the bitter, stern man that he's today. And after the Etherion's incident, he disowned him.
The people who will "die"It's in quotes since we don't know if Mashima will pull another miracle out. But at the very least, there's three (if each box is just Levy stammering). At the most, six.
Future Levy is from one week in the future
Lucy is not dead theories
Acnologia is the Dragon of Magic/Dragon SlayingDue to the events that created the Acnologia who is currently running around (and we all know he's going to show up again soon), it is possible that Acnologia absorbed properties of other dragons during the original Dragon King Festival, thus creating a dragon that has a combined "element" of all those he has killed, resulting in magic that can't be absorbed by any Dragon Slayer, or really countered by anything short of something like Fairy Sphere.
The Eclipse Project arc will be a recycled plot from Rave MasterThe Eclipse Door uses Stellar magic to change history (Stellar Memory) which the conspirators intend to use to destroy Zeref and Acnologia before they get started. But of course anyone who has read Rave Master knows that screwing with history in Mashima's universe creates something far worse than that. The destruction in Levy's narration was caused by another Endless and the girl under the hood is Future-Lucy come to set things right.
Natsu will end up going into the past, and fight Zeref.Zeref not only knows who he is, but believes he is the only one who can kill him. This is because Natsu went into the past, before Zeref became immortal, and nearly did kill him.
Lucy will be the next Zeref and will turn Natsu into a dragonThis is what is happening in the spoiler where Zeref tells Lucy to mourn that she will never see him again, and also why Future!Lucy's magic is similar to Zeref's.
Aquarius will be in big trouble with several of her fellow Celestial Spirits and become The Atoner
When we next see him, Natsu will be able to beat GildartsBefore the training, Natsu was being beaten by Max, who by this time period's standards is apparently pretty weak. In the tournament, after the training, he utterly annihilated Sting and Rogue, two of the most feared wizards around. Gildarts wasn't around, so considering how Natsu has imrpoved tenfold it's not too much of a stretch to think that he'll at least be Gildarts' equal.
Lineup for Fairy Tail VS Sabertooth, last day of Grand Magic GamesWell, we already had Gray VS Rufus (like no one saw that coming), now we have four more fights to do. Gajeel VS Rogue is pretty clear, even if it goes against Mavis's plan it will happen due to Rogue wanting to rematch Gajeel. Erza and Minerva will be going at it hammer and tongs. The remaining two I think will be Laxus VS Sting and Juvia VS Orga. Laxus is one of the strongest members of the guild, period, so he would need to go up against the White Dragon Slayer, and Juvia VS Orga will allow our little Water-girl to show just how awesome she has become.
Hisui is Jellal's little sisterSince Edo!Jellal is royalty. Somehow he'll be mentioned when Natsu and co. meet the princess, and she'll talk about him like some deep family shame.
Lucy Ashley has/did have a little sister named Michelle.Just because Earthland!Michelle/Imitatia turned out to be a doll doesn't mean there's no possibility of her having a human Edolas counterpart. This, however, doesn't mean that's she's still alive there either.
more of a question, but where the hell is Metalicana?Of the dragons that we know the names of, Metalicana is the only one who we don't know the status of. Acnologia is still running around, Igneel and Grandine are lurking in their respective hidey-holes waiting for... something. Sting and Rogue's dragons are both dead (as is Zirconis), but we haven't heard anything either way about Metalicana. We can assume that he is still alive, as the only way the Iron Dragon could have been killed would be Acnologia finding him (admittedly possible), or him tangling with a Dragon Slayer (unlikely).
Climax of Grand Magic GamesThis is for after the final fighting event, and Natsu and Co get out of that dungeon place. My thought is that the start of the climax will be three huge flying shapes appear over the awards ceremony for the Grand Magic Games. Those shapes? Igneel, Grandine, and Metalicana. They explain that they are here to finish something. That thing then shows up to the party: Acnologia. Cue the begining of an epic battle of three-against-one dragon fighting. Gajeel will be the first Dragon Slayer to join the fight, followed by Natsu and Wendy. Sting and Rogue will end up fighting as well, after the Fairy Tail three shouting at them for a while. This will be the massive destruction Charle saw in her vision. However, like the last fight against the Black Dragon, it will largely be a Curb-Stomp Battle, though not as bad as it could be since Acnologia has three dragons to deal with as well. The turning point will be Acnologia using his Dragon Roar to take out the other three Dragons at once (killing them is unlikely, though they will be out of the fight), and then turning to the Dragon Slayers. My theory is that we might actually here the Black Dragon speak. Cue further Curb-Stomping, and everyone fleeing. Flash-forward to Levi's battle-scared writing, which we get to read without the names scratched out. After that, I got nothing. Thoughts?
Minerva is Lucy's Evil Counterpart.Jiemma and his wife (Minerva's mother) started Sabertooth together. Minerva lived and trained happily with her parents until her mother died sometime after Acnologia's attack on Tenrou Island. After this, Jiemma, obsessed with their shared dream to make Sabertooth the strongest guild, resorted to morally questionable methods to train Minerva, instilling a deep-seated hatred of her father in her. This explains her brutal defeat of Lucy, despite Minerva telling Natsu she wanted to save face: Lucy has a guild that loves her, and Minerva never had anyone to care for her, pushing her Berserk Button and causing her to lose control against Lucy, who also had to deal with an (emotionally at worst) abusive father. See where I'm going with this?
The people who Levy said were dead were the main charactersIt would seem unlikely that the main characters of the wstory would be killed off under normal circumstances. However, in this arc we've also been introduced to Eclipse, a magical gate that can send you through time. All the death and destruction will be undone by someone (Most likely Lucy) and the crisis is averted.
The Human world isn't as deadly to Celestial Spirits as we've been led to believe.Loke / Leo was able to live in the human world for Three years, when it was believe that Aries would have died after a mere week. It's possible that it's not just his greater strength that lets him survive. All Celestial Spirits can will themselves to endure living in the Human world for a longer period of time if they want too. Probably not as long as Loke(Capricorn may or may not count. We don't know if it was his possession that let him do it or not), but longer than the week that we were told would kill Aries.
Jiemma was Dead All Along. The Prophet Eyes are really a sign he is undead and was a resurrected wizard of old to act as head to the guild. Minerva didn't just kick him out, she allowed him to die. It's where the source of dark magic Jellal is sensing coming from, as Minerva is really working with Zeref in some way!
God Slayers have a resurrection abilityJust as in Christianity, three days after a God Slayer's death, he or she will come back to life. However, once used, the God Slayer in question loses this ability. It may sound far-fetched, but with more emphasis on God Slayers in the Grand Magic Games, I'm not 100% certain we've seen the last of Zancrow, despite Zeref having killed him, especially considering he's more or less an Expy of Natsu.
Shadow will come back and go on a possession frenzy.The reason it's doing this is because it wants to ensure that the Bad Future of 10,000 dragons destroying Fiore WILL happen.
There's nothing evil about Future!RogueHe's trying to kill Lucy for a easily justifiable reason, he killed Sting to put him out of his misery or for some other reason (such as only one of them being able to make the trip while both their powers being needed, and Sting pulled a Heroic Sacrifice in letting himself be killed), and as for the evil Natsu and Mavis are claiming to pick up from him, he attacked Natsu's nakama and used Zeref's magic to get to Crocus before the eclipse. It's been established that doing that leaves a sort of evil residue on you for a short while. Not to mention what other dark magic he could have seen before coming to ensure the Eclipse II that could have had the same side effect as passing through the gate.
The present timeline has diverged from Future!Lucy and Future!Rogue's timeline.It may have happened because of the interference of the two time travelers or when Gajeel defeated Shadow-Possessed Present!Rogue, either way the future of the current timeline will have already changed in some form.
Hisui will be a heroic self sacrificeShe may sacrifice herself both as a way to atone for her mistake and to save Fiore from the dragons. This could possibly be to protect Lucy or buy time for her to close the Eclipse gate, since Hisui hasn't been shown to have any magical abilities and as such has no other way of helping.
Lumen Histoire is immensely important.
Zeref is a dragon turned humanSince we've been told the reverse can happen. Zeref would be the dragon of life, who a multitude of techniques for absorbing/consuming life, as well as a variety of ways to use the energy he takes in. He can also manipulate the physical forms of things, which is how he created those demons. They're victims he infused with the life force of other victims to turn into powerful monsters. Since he wasn't human, the death of humans meant nothing to him. He was one of the dragons on the anti-human side of the war. At some point, maybe involving a time traveling Natsu, his magic backfired on himself and he ended up trapped in a human body, and while being forced to interact with other humans to adjust to the change he realized the weight of what he'd done in the war. Support for this is that he references the war when talking about how much death he's seen, and he is apparently responsible for Acnologia's transformation from dragon slayer to dragon.
Zeref was just on the island because it had a tropical climateAnd they found him in winter. For all we know he lives exclusively outdoors. It kind of makes sense that when Magnolia's shown to have about a foot of snow, he'd gravitate to some place where it's hot enough for people to be wandering around in swimsuits.
Gildarts will have a Big Damn Heroes moment in the Seven Dragons arcGildarts will once again return and pull a Big Damn Heroes moment save to Cana somewhere during Seven Dragons arc after Walking the Earth and taking multiple levels of badassery along the way.
Gender equality is a new concept in FioreFairy Tail is riddled with examples of Would Hit a Girl, because most of the teenage main cast doesn't seem to see any difference in gender in relation to magical ability. And there really isn't. Erza and Mirajane are proof of that. Among the main cast's generation power seems evenly distributed among genders. There are four young S class wizards in Fairy Tail throughout the story, (Laxus, Erza, Mystogan, and Mirajane) two male and two female. It's about an even ratio when you look at the ones who are just a step below S class (Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Wendy, Gajeel, Juvia, Elfman, Cana). But in the older generations, there are very few female wizards, and all of the powerful ones are male. If there are any older women with power comparable to Makarov, Jose, Hades, Jura, or Gildarts, we haven't seen them yet. It would make sense if women were discouraged from studying magic until within the past 20 years. Erza and Mira were never told they couldn't be wizards, but their mothers' and grandmothers' generation might not have been so lucky.
We will see the ancient, human self of Acnologia soon, due to Time Travel, perhaps.
Rogue will have his magic either sealed or outright taken away.Future Rogue needs to be stopped, yet at the same time, I can't imagine Mashima killing off Present Rogue. The most logical choice would be Ultear. If she can force open magic containers, she can probably force them closed, too. Oh, and of course Present Rogue would be on board with this if it meant preventing his Start of Darkness.
Zeref's Heel Realization happened after accidentally killing Mavis VermillionThink about it. He chose Tenrou Island to be where he lived in complete isolation where his magic won't hurt anyone, which is also where Mavis was buried. Given that Mavis couldn't have possibly not known he was there, she was totally okay with him being there with her, and maybe even wanted him to be there. After all, there's no way to get through her barrier without someone like Makarov letting you in. I mean, this is Zeref we're talking about, if she really thought he was a threat, she'd have called a Condition Red a long time ago. I think Zeref accidentally killed Mavis, who was someone he might have genuinely cared about, and that was the last straw for him, and caused his Heel Realization and finally made him decide to go into a self-imposed exile.
The comedy in the chapters before 334 was to put us off guardThink about it. This is the apocalypse and yet Hiro kept playing us for laughs for nearly three chapters with Zilconis, Lucy and Natsu. And then suddenly Ul is suicidal and Gray takes the bullet for Juvia in the worst way possibly (read: he gets riddled with literal bullets and then takes one straight through the head. I suppose to anyone whose read Rave Master, this isn't a surprise, but what the actual hell, Hiro!? You give us three chapters of comedy and then pull that!?
Future!Lucy's theory is correct, but only up to a certain extent.
Minerva will be Team Natsu's Butt Monkey.
Mavis is an actual fairy.
Flare Corona is related to Erza.Their backstories have them both lose their families at young ages, but are vague as to the exact details. The arc that introduced Flare also introduced a woman who was also the sister of one of Erza's friends, meaning family of the slaves might not have all been killed or kidnapped. Flare and Erza have the same hair color, and are the only two characters with that hair color, it would also be very appropriate for a character who refers to everybody by their hair color to be related to someone who was named after their hair color.
Mavis is a demon from one of the Books of ZerefThe reason she and Zeref know each other is because she is one of his creations. The "darkness" of Fairy Tail that Ivan wanted is connected to that. And think of how twisted it would be for Fairy Tail to owe its very existence to Zeref.
All demons were originally humansWe've been shown that humans can be transformed into demonic beings. It's possible that Zeref took a few fellow misanthropes and turned them into the first demons.
Fried and Bixlow are a coupleFried is already semi-confirmed to be gay, or at least an attraction to certain men, and he is very rarely seen without his partner Bixlow. Maybe their partnership applies on more than one level.
E.N.D stands for Evil Natsu DragneelZeref knows Natsu because he was his creation centuries ago, hence Natsu's inability to pass the over 81 spell and why Silver's demon slayer magic was so effective on Natsu. Igneel couldn't destroy E.N.D so he turned him into the Natsu we know and raised him instead, or alternatively Natsu was demonised by the same process as Minerva and the reason Igneel couldn't destroy him was because he couldn't bring himself to kill his beloved son, instead having to wipe his memory and abandon him. It's even been outright revealed that E.N.D is a flame demon so it all fits.
Future Rogue's last advice was actually an elaborate Batman Gambit to make his present self become just like him.It was already explicitly shown that, by that point, he cared nothing about anyone other than himself, not even about Frosch, so why would he try to assure his present self would protect it at all costs, an action which, according to his own words, would prevent his own existence to come to be? It's because, in fact, it's not Frosch's death at all what causes his Face-Heel Turn, but rather his obsessive desire to keep it safe from any harm! While searching for a way to save his exceed partner's life, he'd come to the conclusion that only by accepting his Superpowered Evil Side's help would he be able to do that - thus causing him to lose his soul and heart to the shadows. Talk about irony. What makes this WMG particularly plausible is how much emphasis Mashima puts on Rogue's protectiveness towards Frosch, specially on the Sabertooth's Special, showing how far he would go only to keep it safe.
There's more to Frosch than we imagine.It's guild card reveals that not only its real gender is unknown, but so is its age. I don't see why Mashima would hide a mere Animal Sidekick's age unless he has bigger plans to it.
Lucy will eventually become Guild MasterEdo!Lucy seemed to have wound up as more or less the defacto leader of Edolas Fairy Tail (albiet with a lot of arguing) and its a big point that for all their differences, the Edolas counterparts of the Earth-land characters are still very similar people so Earth-land Lucy will eventually wind up in charge as well. (Probably not any time soon though. Because Makarov being able to retire wouldn't be funny).
Lucy is E.N.D.She's the first character we're introduced to, but the story focuses on Natsu. It's a common storytelling method, but it would be much more shocking if she were E.N.D. Plus, she's the only one who manages to get free when Tartarus uses Alegria. Not even Natsu gets out. As far as we can see, that is.
Aquarius was lying to protect LucyThere is another way to summon the Celestial Spirit King: rather than destroy a golden key, the summoner's life can be used as a key. Layla was forced to summon the Spirit King 14 years ago, but had no keys to destroy, since she entrusted them with other owners who would give them to Lucy.
Lucy's power up won't be permanentBecause Hiro can't let anyone not named Natsu or Erza actually be repeatedly awesome in a battle.
Zeref will kill some or all of the Four Gods of Ishval.
Lucy will somehow take back her Father's Company
E.N.D. isn't just a Fire Demon, he's the Fire Devil Slayer
Seilah isn't actually immune to Take-Over, just extremely resistant.
Second Origin is responsible for Minerva's Villain Decay.
The Canis Major
Doranbolt will join Fairy Tail.
Gray had a little sister.
The White Dragon Slayer and Shadow Dragon Slayer......Can achieve infinite power if they work together. The WDS eats light, creating darkness. The SDS eats the darkness, creating light again. And so on, until they're as powerful as they want to be. [Got this theory from a point on the Abstract Eater page.]
Zeref and Acnologia performed a "Freaky Friday" Flip in the distant pastAcnologia is trapped in Zeref's original Dragon body while Zeref is stuck in Acnologia's original human body. The reason Acnologia is hellbent on finding Zeref is because he wants his old body back. He tried to destroy E.N.D because E.N.D. is one of the only beings able to kill Zeref.
Natsu is a demon from the Book of ZerefMard Geer confirms that Zeref made the demons in order to create someone who could destroy him. Zeref is expecting Natsu to do just that. Put two and two together, and...
Dragon Slayer (Unconfirmed)
3rd Generation Dragon Slayers are true Dragon Slayers.Remember, back in the Dragon War, the humans killed the dragons who taught them Dragon Slayer magic. Then, going with the theory that Dragon Slayer lachryma come from dead dragons, they found these lachryma and implanted them in their bodies. And, by killing their teachers, they bathed in their blood therefore becoming more like dragons, and so were able to kill other dragons. Sting and Rogue have not completed this process because their dragons, Weißlogia and Skiadrum were sick and/or old. Thus, to achieve their full potential and kill Acnologia, Natsu, Wendy and Gajeel will have to kill Igneel/Grandine/Metallicana.
All of the Dragon Slayers ARE dragons, but when they hatch they're in human form.So far, it's safe to say the Dragon Slayers seem to have no human parents and were raised by their respective dragons/parents. The ages can be explained by 80 years gestating in a dragon egg; the practice in many Asian countries is to determine that a child is 1 year old when its born, after all. Their skin seems to be a hint at it too; Gajeel's skin even has bolts in it, and Natsu's skin develops scales when he uses his Dragon Slayer magic, and both have fangs even when not using their magic attacks (Laxus only had fangs when using it, a hint to his being fake). Another big hint is that they can eat their respective element; even with magic, it's a bit hard to explain how a learned magic (in comparison to an inherited magic) can be in constant use to keep Gajeel and Natsu's insides from getting ripped to pieces/burned. Even looking at Natsu's nickname (The Salamander), it seems to follow that he's not quite human. So, then why are they Dragon Slayers? Simple: there's only been one Dragon of anything at any one time, and even though they're referred to as Dragon Slayers, they're also the Dragons of ___ (Natsu being fire, Gajeel metal, and Wendy sky): in order to master their magic, they must slay the previous dragon (their parent). Natsu and Gajeel have been referred to as the Dragons of Fire and Metal repeatedly in narration and dialogue, despite that they use Dragon Slayer magic. It's not that big of an assumption that the purpose of the magic is to indeed slay dragons, and it follows that the best way to know it's been mastered is by slaying the dragon that taught them how to use it.
The Dragons didn't disappear, they reside inside the True Dragon Slayers.Surprised this isn't here yet. I actually had this idea when Natsu beat Jellal, given he started forming scales of all things on his face but from what's been seen since then it explains a lot of things, especially the Dragon's Roar chapter, along with the fact that both Natsu and Gajeel couldn't get through the barrier. Ultimately this will result in a scene in which the Dragon Slayers learn that the one who had taken care of them for so long never actually left, and instead were right there all along, in order to protect them and in turn prepare them for what was to come. Likely something to do with the Big Bad Zeraf given the way multiple plots have been set up and interconnecting of late.
Dragon Slayers are actually stone statues turned into living pseudo-human beings.Because the author loves doing the exceedingly bizarre at times, and it explains their completely bizarre vitality.
Zeref will turn out to be a Dragon Slayer.Since it's somewhat common in Shonen for Big Bads to share similar Game Breaking powers as one or more of the protagonists, such as the case of Haru vs. Lucia in Rave Master. We already know that Zeref is at least capable of creating demons, but nobody said that was the limit of Zeref's abilities. That, and Dragon Slayer vs. Dragon Slayer fights are always awesome.
Fried's word-law magic registers Dragon Slayers as thousands of years old.Dragon Slayer magic incorporates the very essence of dragons into the user's body and dragons are often up into a couple millenia in age at least. So Fried's barrier around Fairy Tail during the Festival arc registered them as MUCH older then 80 even though their really around 16.
Dragons are from the Stellar Spirit World.Every constellation has a spirit or spirits based on it and there is a Dragon constellation. The Dragons had to go back for a similar reason to Loki's they were running out of energy.
There are seven "True" Dragon SlayersWhile its hard to figure the two other elements, this might just happen since that number motif is prominent when it comes to dragons.
True Dragon Slayers each have access to "Lost Magic" in addition to their normal magic.Natsu's "Flames of Emotion" are said to be exclusive to Dragon Slayers, and Wendy's healing magic is a lost art only available to users of Sky magic like herself. It's not too much of a stretch to think that Dragon Slayers each have abilities in addition to their standard magic.
Dragons (and Dragon Slayers) have bodies made of Lachryma.It would explain a lot. Lachryma is crystal so a human fashioned out of it would count as a crystal statue, which may have been close enough to stone for the barrier. In the Phantom Lord invasion arc Natsu destroyed the Lachryma that controlled the cannon when his opponent said that he wouldn't be able to damage it enough to destroy it even with the crack in it, if Dragons = Lachryma then Dragon Slayer magic should do more damage to Lachryma as well. It also answers questions about the Edolas arc; the Dragon Slayers don't get converted to Lachryma because they already are Lachryma, and they can turn the Lachryma back to who it had been previously because they convert things to and from Lacryma all the time!
Dragonslayers have the potential to use elements similar to theirs.Natsu can become a Dragonslayer of Energy, Wendy a Dragonslayer of Gas, and Gajeel a Dragonslayer of Solid.
Dragon Slayers CAN eat their own magicNatsu's reason why he can't is it would feel the same as Lucy eating one of her spirits, so it's more of a mental thing rather than physical. Besides, in episode 2 Natsu catches an axe with his hands, uses his fire magic to super heat it until a bit melts of, the drops fall in his mouth and he then eats the "fire" in them, spitting out cold chunks of metal, how is that him not eating his own fire?
The Dragon Slayers were made to destroy Zeref.It makes sense, Zeref knows Natsu beforehand, though Natsu doesn't know him. What if the Dragons all created Dragon Slayers in the aim of killing Zeref, as to why they can't themselves, maybe that black dragon is protecting him, so naturally they make a mage who can kill dragons. Igneel may have even fought that black dragon at some point, he had to get those scars from somewhere. As to why Zeref seems to be waiting for Natsu over the others, it could be that Natsu showed the quickest growth early on, and thus had the highest potential out of the Slayers, but slowed his progress once his daddy went missing.
The real reason Dragon Slayers have Exceeds is their motion sickness.We have seen that all Dragon Slayers suffer from motion sickness, whether they are riding a vehicle or being carried, but when Happy carries Natsu, Natsu doesn't get sick
There are only seven Dragon Slayers.Their elements are Fire, Iron, Sky, Lightning, Poison, White, and Shadow (for Natsu, Gajeel, Wendy, Laxus, Cobra, Sting, and Rogue, respectively). As such, we've seen them all. It matches with the Numerological Motif commonly seen with Dragon Slayers along with the different magic elements seen in Rave Master. There were originally only five, but Laxus and Cobra were created artificially to add to that.
Laxus will eventually get his own Exceed partner.It will be Fried's Edolas counterpart, a Moe girl cat with a massive crush on Laxus.
Natsu will use a black lighting attack.The target will be Orga and he will effortlessly eat Orga's attack.
The Earth Dragon SlayerWill either be: 1) A lookalike of Doryuu from Rave, as Earth Dragon in Japanese can be translated as Douryuu and Mashima seems fond of recycling old plots and characters in his new work. 2) A man/woman who looks like a mole. In case you didn't get the joke, mole in japanese is "Mogura", and is written with the kanji for Earth, Ground and Dragon.
All dragon slayers are really type 2None of the slayers who were actually raised by dragons indicate that they remember life before they had a dragon parent. If Cobra was right about humans not being able to actually use true dragon slayer magic then all the slayers have lacryma implanted in them. The difference between 1st and 2nd is that 1st gens were taught how to use the magic properly while 2nd gens had to figure it out themselves. The difference in 1st and 3rd is just that 3rd gens have a larger store of lacryma to work with.
Dragon slayers are a desperate means by the dragons to Fling a Light into the FutureAll the dragons appear to be forced or compelled to leave Earthland to its own devices, disappearing on the same day. This may be connected to Acnologia and the ending of the current age that he heralds. In a gambit to protect the world and people they love so much, those dragons that favor humanity take in disciples and teach them powerful Lost Magic. Their final purpose? To kill Acnologia or possibly serve as humanity's champions against another Big Bad.
Natsu was a DragonSpecifically, Natsu was the dragon who suggested that humans and dragons should live together. Why? Well because when Natsu was a dragon, he fell in love with a certain girl. This girl transformed Natsu from the hating humans dragon to a good hearted dragon. She was kind and gentle towards him. This made Natsu realize that humans and dragons can be friends and live together in peace. But then the war started. Natsu's side which supported humans battled against the other dragons. And well you know what happened. The dragons taught the humans dragon slaying magic and then the slayers betrayed them. Acnologia turned into a dragon and so on... But I think that Zeref was the one who turned Natsu into a human and Acnologia into a dragon. Natsu wanted to become a human in order to be with the one he loved while Acnologia wanted to become a dragon for power.
Sting and Rogue enter DF at will because they're closer to becoming actual dragonsAcknologia became a dragon by killing other dragons (and maybe some help from Zeref.) Since Sting and Rogue have both killed their parents they're a little closer to whatever dragon killing quota is needed to change forms. Dragon Force happens to be the first step towards becoming a dragon, so being closer than the others it comes more easily to them.
3rd Gen Dragon Slayers have 3 forms of Dragon Force
Igneel was the one who started the Dragon Civil War.In the flash to Igneel after Natsu beat Laxus in the Fantasia arc, Igneel is really ticked off at the concept of interfering with humans in any way, and Grandine mentions that Igneel used to be/is very reckless. If Igneel did start the belief that humans should be equals to dragons, that would be pretty reckless, seeing as he made an enemy of himself to about half his own kind. Grandine was probably one of his first supporters, for whatever reason, and Metalicana... I'd be that he tried to stay out of the fight an beat up anyone who tried to annoy him, until he gained a good reason to join Igneel's side, and then became one of his loyalest supporters.
There is a connection between Acnologia and Weißlogia, Sting's Dragon.They have a few things in common that the other dragons don't.
Hisui is a Dragon Slayer, probably 2nd-Generation.And she would be the Jade Dragon Slayer, using lacrima taken from harvesting the magic from Zirconis' body. The jade pendant she lent to Arcadios is similar to Natsu's scarf from Igneel, with protective properties. Also the fact that her name means 'Jade' highlights her possible connection to Zirconis. She's most likely 2nd Gen as opposed to 1st or 3rd because Zirconis died years and years before she was born. This would also avert The Smurfette Principle as it applies to the current Dragon Slayers.
Acnologia is Natsu.In one of the previous timelines, perhaps the one where Future!Lucy comes from, Team Natsu went into the Eclipse Gate and went 400 years back in time to the time of Zeref, the creation of Dragon Slayer magic, and the Dragon Civil War. While there, Natsu got involved, became increasingly powerful, and Zeref eventually turned him into Acnologia the Dragon King against his will. Zeref's dark magic influenced his thoughts and mind and eventually made him evil. Further support for this is the human silhouette of Acnologia that we saw looked quite a lot like "The Great Demon Lord Dragneel" from the end of the Edolas arc. Additionally, Acnologia isn't always present in the world because Natsu sometimes gains control over himself and tries to stay in isolation so he doesn't hurt anybody. The current Zeref wants Natsu to kill him because he long ago realized what he did wrong and needs Natsu to stop him before Natsu goes back in time and becomes too powerful again, creating a vicious, never ending cycle.
Gajeel will become a hybrid Dragonslayer like Natsu, and this hybrid is the key to beating AcnologiaFirst off, on Gajeel going hybrid: Natsu became the Lighting-Flame dragonslayer by being given magical power by Laxus, but before that ever happened, Natsu also once ate Laxus's lightning (wasn't good for him, but it still worked). Now Gajeel has eaten Rogue's shadows, and gone freaky-as-hell super-saiyan (last page of chapter 318). I bet that Gajeel will beat Rogue (or more accurately evil Rogue, read the chapter for explanation)and then when Sting shows up to KO Gajeel, Rogue will pass his magic to Gajeel as thanks for beating his darker side. Might not help Gajeel win against Sting, but would still be cool. Now, for how this helps beat our huge winged abomination of a black-winged dragon: Acnologia probably has the powers of multiple Dragons within him due to his whole "slaughter other dragons" deal 400 years ago. If he absorbed multiple magics, then maybe no single magic can actually damage him. Remember, when Acnologia showed up on Tenrou Island, the only time he actually seemed to take damage was when everyone attacked in the huge Unison Raid, and the triple dragon roar from Natsu, Wendy, and Gajeel. Therfore, Natsu, and hopefully Gajeel, will become the only mages who can harm the Black Dragon on their own.
Future!Rogue is AcnologiaI mean, let's check the similarities:
The Dragon Slayers will use inspiration from current Dragon's to better themselves.For example, Atlas Flame's literal flame body will eventually be learned by Natsu to show his Dragon Slayer growth. Gajeel would probably steal a technique from Motherglare, from which he will use to further increase his high defence.
Acnologia is really a dragon that feeds on death and hatred and turned into a dragon as result of overfeeding. Acnologia is always appearing in areas that are about to get destroyed or spots that are doomed for something bad. To Acnologia, he is really there because it means it's a big feast for him. And such over-eating is what caused him to become a dragon because the consumption was too much for his human body to truly handle. All because he chose to devour the hate from the likes of Zeref.
Natsu, Wendy, Gajeel, etc were raised Post Acnologia becoming a dragon. Igneel and the other dragons deliberately picked children because they believed raising them as Dragon Slayers won't backfire as much since they won't know the concepts human adults would be aware of at the time, giving them an ability to raise them without much fear of being backstabbed. Furthermore, they added a Power Limiter with their gifted magic in the event that fails so they can defend themselves without actually being able to mow down hoards of dragons without an issue. The only exception is if it was truly evil beings such as Zeref and Acnologia.
The Ice Dragon Slayer will make their debut in this arc.Think about it. Natsu's fire can't melt the ice freezing the Sun Village, nor does Gray's magic do anything. Furthermore, Gray stated the ice reminds him of someone else's magic. If it's Dragon Slayer magic, then he would know it instinctively due to his many fights with Natsu (though he's probably not thinking a Dragon Slayer's involved).
There's something significant about the fact that some Dragon Slayers are younger.Namely, Wendy. But if you think about it, both Sting and Rogue are the exact same age as her. They're both currently 19. Before the time skip, they were 12 - the same age Wendy is now. Perhaps Natsu and Gajeel becoming Dragon Slayers around the same time was done on purpose, while Sting, Rogue, and Wendy were chosen to become Dragon Slayers some time later. Also notable: Natsu and Gajeel are the only Dragon Slayers without actual ages given.
The Dragonslayers were raised in the Stellar Spirit worldThere is a Dragon constellation which means dragons may be related to the Stellar spirit world. Since a day in he SSW is 3 months in the real world a child raised to teendom there would have to be gone for hundreds of years, explaining why they are technically over 80, and why someone who hasn't been seen in hundreds of years knows Natsu.
There are two more Dragon SlayersFor whatever reason, Acnologia can only be killed by a combination of seven Dragon Slayer magics. In response, Igneel, Grandine, Metallicana, Weißlogia, Skiadrum, and two unknown Dragons raised human children for the past 400 years, ultimately ending in the current Dragon Slayers. While Laxus and Cobra's magic could ultimately count towards that total, they weren't raised by Dragons, so their magic might not be as lethal to Acnologia as say, Natsu's or Sting's, thereby necessitating the other two Dragon Slayers.
Grandine, Igneel and Metallicana will make their reappearance to prepare the Dragon Slayers for the final battleWhen they return to the story before Natsu and co., they'll reveal the secrets of Dragon Force. Wendy wouldn't be able to, however, and will instead learn a spell that forcibly gives Natsu and Gajeel access to Dragon Force. The reason why Wendy can't access the form would be that her body and magic isn't developed enough to handle such a strain. As for Laxus and Cobra, Grandine will summon their respective dragons' souls to teach them properly, including the Secret Arts.
Like Natsu gained lightning from Laxus and Gajeel gained shadows from Rogue, Wendy will get White Magic from Sting at some point in the futureNatsu is the main character so no one's going to be copying his fire magic any time soon and of the remaining five Dragon Slayers, Sting's White Magic would seem to fit with Wendy's magic, both thematically and in terms of temperament and without doubling up. (Okay, technically future!Rogue but we probably won't be seeing him again any time soon).
Gildarts is NOT a Dragon Slayer.You know you were thinking he is due to the chapter title. Reason he's not: The members of Fairy Tail are obviously very close to him, so if they declare Natsu, Gajeel, and Wendy their only Dragon Slayers, they mean it.
Orga Nanagear is a Lightning God Slayer.The last person we saw using black elemental magic was Zancrow, the Fire God Slayer. Since Zancrow is dead, we're not likely to learn much about God Slayers unless a new one comes into the picture. Just like Natsu had to overcome God Slayers, who are superior to Dragon Slayers, Laxus will have to overcome Orga's Lightning God Slayer magic.
Seilah and/or Kyouka is/are YandereNow that chapter 367 didn't even try to be subtle about the Les Yay between them, when they inevitably have to fight Fairy Tail and when one of them starts losing (which, eventually, of course, one or both will), it will show, since, you know, demons.
Gildarts is really nice and fun to be around.So far most of the strongest of Fairy Tail's mages have been either dicks(Laxus) or loners(Mistgun) so the reason Natsu so happy that Gildarts is back is because he's much more fun to be around.
The versions of Natsu and Wendy that exist in Edolas aren't Dragon SlayersWhy else would the kingdom send Happy and Charle to another world to find people that already existed in Edolas?
Mystogan's powers are stored in his stavesIn chapter 172, we see that Edolas' magic is largely stored via Lachryma, and no person can use magic naturally. We shall assume that Mystogan's home world is Edolas and his staves are made of Lachryma. In order for him to be more powerful, he will need obtain many staves, thus the explanation for his apparent staff obsession.
Laxus will come backIt's kinda obvious actually, since there's a plot hook for the Raven guild. He will be a an important part to Fairy Tail's victory against Raven (or dark guild alliance). Perhaps he might even make a Heroic Sacrifice.
The tall masked guy who is supposed to be Obra is in fact just a puppet. The actual Obra is that creepy critter who directly attacked Wendy.(Thanks to the "最強 [Saikyou] Dragon" blogger who proposed this theory.)
Marde Guille knows Zeref is a Death SeekerIt's why he seemed particularly disgusted with Minerva's Villainous Breakdown, in which she begged Erza to kill her.
Gray will fight UltearAs Ultear is the daughter or Gray's mentor, it would be a very fitting match for Gray. Lyon could possibly join the fight if the Light Team rejoins to fight Grimoire Heart.
The Eclipse Project will backfire horribly.Rather than alter the past so Zeref and Acnologia won't exist, the time travelers' actions will actually help ensure that they become the ultimate evils of their world in a You Already Changed The Past manner.
Earthland Lisanna Switched places with Edolas Lisanna very shortly after her DeathBy which I mean, when Edolas Lisanna died, she somehow switched places with Earthland Lisanna, thus why her brother and sister thought her dead (especially if they buried the body)
The little imp inside the 'Obra' suit is actually a demon.And it is working with Arcadios to open the gate for the Eclipse Plan. A world of humans, dragons, and demons was mentioned.
Caprico is Capricorn.
Mashima is setting up for a big fat Player Punch.
Gildarts will be the next Master of Fairy Tail, but will HATE the job.He'll do it because it needs to be done, and because he knows he's the only one capable of doing it. He'll often daydream of the days that he used to be able to take SS-level quests and travel wherever he wanted, but it's not all bad, because he'll know he only has to do the job for a few years. That's because he'll spend most of his spare time training Natsu and Laxus, the former to reach his full combat potential, and the latter to take over the position of guildmaster. Fairy Tail will end with Laxus as the Big Good and Natsu as his Dragon.]]
Dragon Slayer doesn't mean they slay dragonsIt's a two part title, they are slayers, who were trained by dragons, or as also been stated before, they are slayers from the dragon race.
The hand from Charle's vision belongs to Lucy.It would explain why Cana and Natsu are crying in the premonition. Lucy did narrate that she would be participating in the S-Class Mage Exam in a surprising way, and maybe it didn't just mean by being Cana's partner.
Issue 244 will be Laxus pulling a Big Damn HeroesThe name of the issue is "Thunder Crashes" which could be a reference to the storm outside, to Laxus (who was shown sensing something was wrong after Makarov went down) or possibly both. He could have some super move or powerup that he can only use during a thunderstorm, that will allow him to challenge Hades. Bonus points if he takes a hit to save someone, and then berates them for being weak.
Gildarts being over-protective or a bit too intrusive with Cana, his daughter,will become a running gag.
The boy shown at the end of Chapters 234 and 253 is Macao's son.During the seven year Time Skip he joined Fairy Tail. He never believed that all the most powerful members of the guild were killed so he's back searching for what happened to them.
That mysterious girl seen in Chapter 253 is either...
Tenrou Island and the mysterious girl spared everyoneTenrou Island is stated to "protect those bearing the mark of fairy tail", But let's face it, that dragon's tailed beast bomb (I'll call it that for a mo') was SUPER strong, and the island was destroyed. Even residual protection would have been very little. So that fairy, who we believe was Mavis, cast a protection spell on the members of Fairy Tail, which would spare their lives and lead them to a safe place to recover. However, none of them has any form of transportation and I doubt Levy has enough magic power to create runes for a large vehicle, so they haven't been able to return for 7 years
The side characters that appeared on the splash pages from Chapters 237-251 will in someway be involved in the current timeskip arc.
The time-skip will not take it's toll on Natsu and Friends.Something really big happened in the Shounen medium with this 7 years time-skip, I mean what other manga in recent memory had a time-skip this long? Even big names such as One Piece, Naruto and Bleach didn't dare to skip more than 2 to 3 years, it's a huge challenge for the writer, everything has to look all new: the characters, the setting, everything. Seriously, in 7 years basically everyone but Wendy will be at least in their middle twenties, nothing to say about those who will probally be in their early thirties; my point is that modern Shounen just doesn't stick with adult characters as the Main Characters, I predict Mashima will Hand Wave Natsu and friends not growing up with something as wherever they may be, it's a Year Outside, Hour Inside for them, or if they do grow up, it will be something just for this arc and in the end some Time Travel or Alternate Universe shenaningan will happen. That's just me being skeptical in vision to what modern Shounen seems to have turned out, though. In reality I do hope Natsu and Friends will come back Older and Wiser, it sure would be a fresh breath in the middle of so many Shounen with a young main cast, it could step up to all time classics like Dragon Ball (the Z part in particular) and Fist of the North Star with their adult cast.
Totomaru is now a teacher/mentor.Why else would Romeo learn Fire Magic from him?
Sooner or later, Tartaros (the 3rd main Dark Guild in the Balam Alliance) is going to appear.Seems weird that this guild still hasn't made an appearance, despite being the only main Dark Guild left. It's the type of guild that's probably operating in secret for a much larger plan, considering they haven't done anything noteworthy as of yet.
Raven Tail is a legal guild now.Ivan is no fool. He knew that the reason he was managing to stay out of the Magic Countil's eye is because the Balam Alliance was taking up so much of their resources. When they got taken down, he cut a deal with someone to change Raven Tail into an official guild. It's not like there's never been a "legal" guild that breaks laws and operates as a dark guild in disguise (Phantom Lord), so he could still be an outright villain.
There will be a 13th, probably evil Stellar Zodiac, Opiuchus.Come on, you know this will happen.
The Hooded Member Of Mermaid Heel....Is Millianna
Angel is Yukino's elder sister Sorano.
Raven Tail's armored man......is Laxus's half brother. They're going to wind up in the same event and he's going to Breaking Speech Laxus. Although considering who we're dealing with, there's probably going to be a Shut Up, Hannibal!.
Fried is Straight GayIn the anime he was the only not in line when Erza put on her Naughty Nurse Outfit.
Mastering Dragon Slayer magic will transform you into a dragon.The magic attacks highly resemble the typical attacks a dragon would use (e.g. breathing fire). As the slayers utilize the power more fully, their skill starts to develop scales. The users of the magic seem to have unusual longevity. This also explains why the dragons themselves would be teaching something called "Dragon Slayer" magic to humans: They used to be humans, too.
Acnologia is the Dragon KingAccording to Zeref it won't even talk to mere mortals. And considering that very few dragons talk to humans anyway, it's not a big step that he wouldn't deign to talk to creatures that only a few of his subjects would bother talking to as well.
The dude in Chapter 200 is connected to the Black Dragon.Gildarts appears again, talking with Makarov and Lucy wonders if Natsu ever gets lonely, specifically mentioning Igneel. The new dude has everything dropping dead around him, anxious to meet Natsu. My theory? Being the same person who wrote the huge Doroma Animu is Black Dragon guess, I'm not of the mind to avoid repurposing a guess. That whole energy sucking thing? Yeah. I'm guessing the Black Dragon double-crossed this guy and didn't help to stabilize him. Gildarts being asked if he's gonna stick around is like saying, "We're gonna focus on the dragons for a while now! Not ALL about them, but we'll give you a better idea of their role! :)" Yeah. This has definite possibilities. Exciting ones at that!
Lector is alive, Minerva is pulling stringsNow, not only is this a hope spot to spare an innocent character from death, but Jiemma's attack left nothing behind and his daughter -who is just as cruel as him and would be a potential backstabber- has that little convenient teleport magic and seemed rather unfazed by most of the events, including daddy's heart exploding from a straight shot that can kill a dragon. Her next move could easily be to become next guildmaster, for which she should be first seated candidate anyway. Kitty would stay in the shadows for a while, though; a happy Sting might be less effective in combat than a brooding one.
There are other Time Travel Magic items like the Memory Days book.However, they are either considered lost or got stuck in their own Stable Time Loop.
Bluenote Stinger will be Gildarts' Evil CounterpartThe descriptions given to his magic are very similar to the way Gildarts fights. Emphasis is put on his ability, and the fact that he's highly destructive. He and Hades keep referring to the Fairy Tail mages as "Makarov's kids" suggesting that Bluenote is significantly older than they are (Gildarts is 45). Bonus points if he turns out to be an Expy of Gale Raregroove. It could also give Natsu another chance to show that he actually learned something from his fight with Gildarts by watching him back down from a majorly superior opponent. Or maybe someone has to pull a Heroic Sacrifice to save him, and he's forced to live with that for the rest of his life.
Cana started drinking because she failed her first S-Class Exam.
The Key of the Starry Sky arc will give some Foreshadowing as to why Lucy is being targeted for the Eclipse Plan.
Erza will battle Kagura.Pretty obvious, but the scenario is there: Mystogun will be unmasked before everyone, revealing his true identity, Kagura will go berserk and unleash the Archenemy and Erza will have to stop her.
We will meet more Earthland counterparts Edolas residents (Particularly the Exceeds)Because the only thing more awesome than finding backwards counterparts to main characters is to meet a counterpart to a character from the other world. We already have Porlyuchka, who was Grandine's counterpart.
The girl under the hood is...
Orga is Generation 2 God SlayerThe main arguement against Orga not having God Slayer magic is because his attacks don't share the name of God Slayer abilities(by logic, he would be sayings things like "Lightning God's Bellow"). However, Laxus utilised several different lightning magic attacks that didn't involve Dragon Slayer abilities. When Orga decides to unleash his God Slayer abilities, through the "God Lacrima," his attacks will change accordingly.
Kagura is Simon's sister.Simon's death was brought up earlier in this arc, so it seems like it might be relevant in the future (similar to how it was stated to be the anniversary of Lisanna's death before the Edolas arc), and it would make more sense if she wanted revenge on Jellal for something that we've seen him do, as opposed to something that we only hear about after the fact.
Minerva was telling the truth. Lecter is alive.And he came out of her pocket dimension thing with Milliana, or Minerva lost control over it when Erza attacked her, letting him escape. At the beginning of Chapter 321, we see a cat-shaped object underneath Milliana's cape - and it's him!
Something horrible is going to happen to Lucy in the Tournament Arc.Think about it: it's usually Lucy who would act as the "narrator" of the series. The end of Chapter 274 has Levy narrating/writing a letter to Lucy that has some foreboding implications about the aftermath of the Grand Magic Games.
The hooded girl is not Hisui's real informant.Mashima is pulling another Red Herring. Even now that we "know" who told Hisui about the future, Hisui hasn't told Datong a name, or even a gender. She keeps saying 'that person.' Plus, the information that Arcadios knows and that Lucy told everyone doesn't add up. Arcadios thinks she's lying and Jellal thinks she's an impostor, but they're both wrong! It's similar to what Mashima did last arc when he had all signs pointing to Mest/Doranbalt being a member of Grimoire Heart. There has been someone else telling Princess Hisui of the future events, and the Eclipse 2 Plan. Lucy really doesn't have any concrete plans to save the day!
The identity of Mato, the pumpkin referee.It's Happy. Like Lucy, but unknown to her, he came from the future to stop the catastrophe, and, related to the above theory, is Hisui's true informant. An example of Foreshadowing is Nichiya, who came out of the bunny suit, like Happy would come out of the pumpkin suit. Note Happy's tendency to be creepy sometimes and his love of strange VerbalTics, like how he thought Cancer's should have been "-crab."
Lucy wants to close the Eclipse Gate now because...
Sting and Rogue are actually all talk.They used to be great fans of Gajeel and Natsu, so they just mastered the Artificial Dragon Slayer (btw: "Darkness" for Rogue and "Light" for Sting) and persuaded those two Exceed (who went on Earthland after Edras' fall) to join them. The thing about murdering their dragon parents is just a lie they spread.
Dragons are immune or at least highly resistant to all non-Dragon Slayer magicThat's why they're so fearsome. How else would the Black Dragon have seriously injured Gildarts, the guy you burst into pieces if you even touch?
Zeref and Mavis know each other personally.Maybe Mavis taught Zeref the value of life 400 years ago, or is at least the reason why he came to learn it. She may be a lover or an irreplaceable friend to Zeref. That, in turn, may be why Zeref has spent the last 400 years on Tenrou Island, where Mavis is buried.
Tartaros will be involved in the next arc, and several things will be involved.Their name got mentioned in a conversation between Jellal and Doranbolt. It's very like they will be surfacing soon. They also are responsible for past actions and will be involved in the plot.
Hades is really in the Magic CouncilNotice how Hades wears an eyepatch covering his right eye. It just so happens that Org of the Magic Council had been closing his right eye throughout the entire series, not having ever opened it even once. And to boot, he slightly resembles Hades.◊ Perhaps Hades is pulling a Jellal and keeping tabs on the Council.
Urtear will turn out to be a Dragon Slayer.Related to the "Zeref will turn out to be a dragon slayer" idea, except Urtear will be a dragon slayer(probably ice or darkness) and Natsu's last foe. Zeref with his habit of creating monstrosities will instead be Lucy's final antagonist in a massive summon battle. Averting Designated Girl Fight.
Jellal and Mystogan are Zeref clonesIt makes some sense, it explains why they look the same and why they seem to possess such incredible magical powers.
Jellal and Mistgun will fuse ala Kami+Piccolo style from Dragon Ball ZGoing from the previous entry, let's just say that Mystogan is the good side and Jellal is the evil side of the same soul. But now Jellal has lost his memory and potentially has an opportunity to redeem himself and stop being evil. Obviously, at some point later in the manga, there will be a much stronger opponent that no one can beat, and then they will fuse back into one body and powerup.
Winged Cats are a (future) Dragon's wingsRelated to the two "Dragon slayers become/are dragons" theories, and to the "Winged Cats really are dragons" theory. Wings are one thing that humans (or human-form dragons) can't develop, so a separate creature is created in egg form that later merges with the dragon slayer when they become a dragon. Gajeel simply hasn't found his wings yet (or perhaps Iron Dragons don't get them).
Unifying Theory: Dragons are Stellar Spirits whose children look like humans and must live in the human world until they Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence.My proof: Natsu went through the Stellar Spirit world and came out unharmed- something which Lucy has stated should not be. Only Stellar Spirits may reside in the Stellar Spirit world- humans going to their world is far more lethal than Stellar Spirits coming to ours. We can thus conclude that Dragon Slayers are either offered a measure of protection against the Stellar Plane, or, he is a Stellar Spirit. Possible proof for the latter: Natsu is the only one who understands what Plue, a Stellar Spirit, says.
Mirajane will change in the Edolas arcThe Erdoras Mirajane acts just like the regular one because in this world Hisana never died and her personality never reversed. Because of this one of several things will happen.
Zeref is the black dragon.Or sealed inside it, or something very closely related. Evil crazy powerful dark mage, evil dark dragon that's also ridiculously strong. Probably a connection at least as strong as Zeref being the Black dragons Dragonslayer pupil... type... thingy.
Edo-Lisanna will be severely injured or nearly killed by Faust, triggering a second Dragon Force form, and an Unstoppable Rage in NatsuThis arc, we've gotten quite a few hints here and there about Natsu's feeling for Lisanna, and how no one talks to him about her anymore after her death. To see history seemingly repeating itself with Edo-Lisanna, Natsu could conceivably lose it, and trigger a Second Dragon Force form, where he is more dragon than human. The ensuing rampage against Faust would leave him powerless against this new form, and should anyone else try to attack him in that berserk state (say, Edo-Erza for example), they'd be killed in an instant. I say this because the Black Dragon felled Fairy Tail's strongest in an instant, and in the Second Dragon Force State, a similar fate would await anyone in the way of Natsu's rampage.
Mest is Mystogan.Because he's too cool to from being kicked out of the plot. Also, implanting memories is one of Mystogan's powers.
The Killing Mage is Igneel.
More than one mage will be S-class at the end of the ArcConsidering a war is going on, there is a chance that Makarov says that they've proven they're S-class material by kicking Gilmoire Heart's asses. Or the grave is found by multiple persons at the same time.
Caprico's magic involves making people into animals.Caprico lokks like a goat-man and his two subordinates Yomazu and Kawazu are also animal people, so it seems likely. Even if he is Capricorn, it could still be his power.
Makarov will die at the end of the Exam arcHe's extremely old and has had major health problems for quite a long time now. Either Hades or the combined forces of the Seven Kin of Purgatory will be the ones to finish him, possibly in a You Shall Not Pass Obi-Wan Moment. Gildarts or Erza will lead the guild, while Laxus will settle his unfinished business with Ivan.
Zeref will become fully unsealedGrimoire Heart will win the battle and their goals will be fulfilled, leading the series to a Darker and Edgier route (especially if the above WMG is true and Makarov dies).
Hades will be the series definite Big BadZeref will become the tool to unleash his plans however, in one way or another, depending on if his evil self is unsealed immediately or not. If not that, Zeref will be the Bigger Bad instead.
Zeref was a dragon slayer who became the current Black Dragon.One of the WMGs flying around is that Dragon Slayers are actually dragons who start life born as humans. Wouldn't it make sense for the most evil black mage of all time to turn the most powerful dark monster of all time? As for the killing mage that everyone thinks is Zeref: he's the black Dragon Slayer.
Caprico's lost magic......is the ability to use his own key to summon himself.
What happened to Capricorn and ZoldeoWhen Lucy was born, Capricorn tried to return to the Heartfilia family, but Zoldeo wouldn't let him. Thus, Zoldeo tried to subdue due him with magic to force him to stay, but because the magic wasn't supposed to be used on non-humans, Zoldeo got stuck in Capricorn's body. It's just what I figure to have been the logical course of actions.
Edolas is not an Alternate Universe ......it's Bad Future. Wendy is all grown up, Lucy has toughened up because of the harsh world, Levy (and the other members of Team Shadow Gear) have become Bad Ass in honor of dead Gajeel, the master & Rajin tribe sacrificed themselves, Natsu has a trauma because Happy died. Jellal travelled back in time to redeem himself, furthermore, Jellal was based on Siegrain from Rave Master, who also travelled back in time, King Faust is either Hades, the council leader, or the actual king. The catalyst of the magic disappearance is Zeref, who did not quite remove all non-mages from existance.
Meledy uses Clone magicChapter 228 is called 13 Women drenched in the rain. Juvia is obviously responsible for the rain and she is currently fighting Meledy whose magic has not yet been revealed.
The hand was Gray'sIt may have just been a sucker punch with Lucy passing out, but no matter who wins Juvia's fight, Gray's gonna be pretty beaten up by the end. Darker and Edgier storyline in which the dark guilds curbstomp the New Council and proceeds to start a campaign of terror and Muggle killing. The surviving heroes, of course, will form La Résistance and be joined by Jellal and Hoteye, find a new leader in Gildarts or Laxus, form an epic stand of awesomeness against Hades, and somehow pull off a particularly crazy win. Perhaps involving property damage. Finally, as the dust settles, the New Council's remnants will pop up to re-arrest Jellal and Hoteye, and Natsu will finally torch their asses. And then Zeref will pop up from the rubble and kill everyone.
The hand was Gildarts'His lesson to Natsu is going to be hammered home by his own death. Natsu is going to find Grimore Heart's ship and challenge Hades, but Bluenote will step up to fight him in a "you can't get to my boss unless you go through me" kind of gesture. Natsu, being the typical shonen Leeroy Jenkins, will charge ahead and get his ass handed to him. Gildarts will come in to save him, and his fight with Bluenote will be a Mutual Kill. Why do I think they're going to do this? Because Gildarts is an expy of Gale Glory, and right after Gale was introduced, he fought his Evil Counterpart to the death in order to save Haru.
Blue Note is the Water Dragon Slayer.The fact that he had what was described as a "Gushing Aura" and what he said about Natsu being able to fly, seems to imply that he knows something about Dragon Slayers. He could very well be the first Dragon Slayer not to Face-Heel Turn.
Gildarts actually did recognize CanaShe just didn't realize it and he was hiding the fact that he knew for some reason. Fairy Tail focuses too much on bonds and True Companions for this not to be the case.
Gildarts (or Makarov) is gonna die.Natsu will pull his typical Leeroy Jenkins antics and take on enemies infinitely stronger then himself forcing Gildy or Makarov to pull a Heroic Sacrifice.
Jellal is deadHe was executed during the time skip. He was facing either a lifetime sentence or the death penalty. No matter how messed up a criminal you're dealing with you don't put someone in a room too small for them to lie down in for the rest of their life. That was a temporary cell for criminals too dangerous to let live. He's dead.
If the WMG above the last is true, Gajeel will be in Magic Games, but on Raven Tail.]] Because it seems far too important an event for Gajeel not to join in. Pantherlily may not be present, as a subtle signal to Team Natsu that something isn't right.
Flare Corona will have a power similar to ChronaIn the first shot of the Midnight Commando, we see a sort of wolf-like thing just right to her. Maybe she can summon spirits or beasts from her body, like Chrona summons Ragnarok from his/her body.
Minerva will be a Little Miss Badass and Wendy's rival in SabertoothNatsu has Sting, Gajeel has Rogue, Lucy has/had Yukino as a counterpart, Gray has Rufus, and Laxus has Orga. We'll also finally get the chance to see Wendy go up against an opponent one-on-one.
Lucy won't get Libra and Pisces because they are in the hands of a wizard that doesn't break the contract.By weird chance, she gained four (or five, depending on your opinion of Capricorn's case) new golden keys purely because the former owner got in trouble and broke the contract terms. Because of this, Lucy will be surprised that the keys for Libra and Pisces won't be in the hands of a Dark Chick or Dark Action Girl, but just some Jerkass that follows his/her terms. Really, it's a bit weird that such rare items somehow come into this girl's possession so easily.
Gemma kicking Yukino out of the guild is part of a Batman Gambit in getting someone from Fairy Tail to reactHe looks down on all the other guilds, but is smart enough to acknowledge them as potential threats and is willing to use an ex-member as a pawn to abuse Fairy Tail's True Companions and Honor Before Reason beliefs to get them riled up enough to assault their lodges outside the match in a bid to get them expelled from the games.
Natsu has heard Wendy's name before- when he received his scarf from Igneel.Igneel gave him his scarf, so Natsu has a great attachment to it. But why did he receive it in the first place? Take note- this is pretty much the only time you see Natsu's uncovered neck. http://www.onemanga.com/Fairy_Tail/10/18/ My guess: Natsu sliced open his neck pretty badly when he was with Igneel (that is a HUGE scar to have on one's neck!), and Igneel turned to Grandine to help heal it. Thus, explaining why Natsu would know the name Wendy!
In the very likely event that Raven Tail gets Laser-Guided Karma handed over to them:
Tobi is the Blue Pegasus mage in the rabbit costume.Just because Erza started wondering about him in the last chapter. He is also responsible for the dark magic that has been gathering. Raven Tail and Arcadias are just Red Herrings. He just came over from the Naruto verse to cause some trouble.
The dragon that raised Sting and Rogue was Metallicana.We see Sting bite the head off of a metal arrow, and they claim that they murdered the dragon who raised them. They also look to be about 16 to 17 years old, so they were obviously pretty young when the dragons disappeared 14 years ago. And unless there was a pair of three-year-olds who killed a dragon by themselves, it might not too far a stretch to say that at least one dragon attempted to raise another child. Also notice how, out of the three parents of the main Dragon Slayers, Metallicana is the only one who has yet to actually show up in some way. (That illusion-thing Gajeel made of him in Edolas notwithstanding.)
The mystery bunny in the tournament is Zeref.
Raven Tail's real objective is the slayer lacrymaIvan already expressed an interest in getting the lacryma he left in Laxus, as the value has apparently gone up. In addition to declaring they'd start their real objective right before a battle with Laxus, there are now two more dragon slayers right in front of them who are using slayer lacryma. If Laxus loses his power then they still have a lightning slayer thanks to Natsu, so as far as powers go he is at risk of being phased out, and if Sabertooth's slayers loose a significant chunk of their power they can still fight, but now have both a motive to go after Raven Tail and potential reason to get booted from their own guild, clearing the way for their obligatory joining of Fairy Tail.
Chelia is Zeref in disguiseThe moment she stepped onto the field, Mavis is visibly reacting to her magic, and her reaction is far from pleasant. Jellal, Meredy, and Ultear all sense Zeref the moment she enters the field. That girl is not as innocent as she seems to be.
The "True" Dragon Slayers are of the five Japanese elements.So far, we have three "true" Dragon Slayers- Fire, Metal, and Wind. The five elements are: Fire, Water, Earth, Wind, and Void. Earth extends to metal, so that explains that. If this is true, we can expect to see Water and Void Dragon Slayers in the future. "Void", so far, has been seen as just an extension of air magic, but in Japanese fiction Void is usually associated with magic power- something that Dragon Slayers can eat, but not something they normally should. So, it shouldn't be doubted that we'll see a Dragon Slayer who eats magic power instead of magic converted into an element- most likely as a villain. Wouldn't be surprised if this meshes with the "Zeref is a Dragon Slayer" WMG.
Raven Tail's plan for Fairy Tail involves a Hate Plague.With the humiliating defeats Fairy Tail has suffered in the games, it may be only a matter of time before the pressure gets to them. Maybe the reason the members of Raven Tail have exclusively fought/targeted Fairy Tail thus far is because they're trying to cast a spell on them that would turn everyone against each other or something, thereby destroying the guild from within. We've yet to see Gray again after his fight, and he looked pretty damn pissed at the two specific guys who beat him. Let us wait and see how Gray will continue to behave when he next appears.
Acnologia and Zeref are the source of Dragon Slayer Magic and God Slayer magic respectively.
Minerva is trying to turn Sting into the next AcnologiaAcnologia was created by having someone kill a huge number of dragons and then basically absorb thier power, plus added magic via Zeref (we think). Maybe Minerva's endgame is to have Sting (in his now emotionally unstable state), kill Acnologia, gain his power, and then Minerva hopes to have a nigh-unkillable draconic monstrosity at her command. Also, at the same time, since the four remaining mages who have the best chance of killing a Dragon (Rogue, Gajeel, Natsu, and Wendy) will be right nearby when Sting becomes a monster, we can just wipe them out then and there.
Lapointe is actually BrainHe just looks a little different. Not to mention it would be the perfect cover.
Edolas!Jellal is not MystoganRather, the original Mystogan was another person who didn't want his identity to become public. Gellal usurped his identity. Mest was a student of the original one. Gellal had to keep his cover and told Mest some information.
Mest has the exact same powers of Koishi Komeiji — The power to sense and manipulate the subconsciousMest is only able to implant memories on a subconscious level. This explains why the Fairy Tail members can only vaguely recognize him. Also, he cannot teleport, he can only make others fail to register his existence in their minds. If this WMG is true, then this would automatically make Mest either a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass or Obfuscating Stupidity, since Mest basically won the Superpower Lottery.
Natsu will exploit Ultear's magic.In chapter 225 Ultear stated that she can create/conjure all possible futures. At one point during their fight Natsu will find one in which he is complete and utter badass (well, more than now) and somehow trick Ultear into using it, or in some other way will bring it into life. As a result the ending of the fight will be Ultear versus Future Badass Natsu, say from ten years into future after realizing his Dragon Slayer potential to the fullest and gaining experience from innumerable battles.
Ultear is actually Older Than She LooksThink about it. She said it herself that she manipulated Jellal into thinking she was Zeref since childhood, but looks no older than him. But how would this be possible? Remember, her magic deals with time, so she actually COULD have traveled back in time, and brainwashed Jellal than. Another possible theory would be that Ultear is using her magic to actually keep herself younger, or even take herself out of the actual time stream. It could explain why her mother thought she was dead, too.
Mashima is bluffing.He's set the current arc to bluff the fanbase, mostly those who have drawn the connection between Gildarts, being a father figure to one of the main characters and the actual father of Cana, a primary (for this arc) supporting character and Gale Glory from Rave Master. Charle's vision eggs this on. He'll make us think Gildarts is dying, but he'll survive. He just wants to mess with us. Although, this might just be me looking for a way for Gildarts to survive.
Arcadios will target YukinoSince she's a more vulnerable Stellar Spirit Mage. This could lead to a team up between Sabretooth and Fairy Tail against the bad guys.
Minerva uses "Arc of Space" magic.If there's an Arc of Time, its Space counterpart has to be somewhere. Minerva's magic also deals with teleportation and space manipulation. The heat from the attacks she used against Lucy in the Naval Battle came from the attack she blocked earlier from Natsu, stored in some kind of spatial dimension she uses with her magic. Also, because of her magic, she'd be a good opponent for Ultear.
Yukino and Kagura are related.
Lamia Scale will win the Grand Magic GamesJura and Lyon are laying low for now, but both have taken out some easy targets. They know it's bad tactics in a big battle to challenge mages that can rival their power head on. They're going to let Fairy Tail and Sabertooth wear each other down and then swoop in and claim victory.
Minerva lied and Lector is deadShe only pretended to save him so Sting would be motivated to carry the guild through to the end of the tournament. No matter what the results she'll confess after the Grand Magic Games end that Lector is actually gone, shocking Sting yet again.
The Stellar Spirit World is actually the Rave Master universe and is a Alternate Universe similar to EdolasThis explains how Mystogan, Jellal, and Sieg Hart from the Rave Master universe look alike and how Lucy was able to summon Nikora/Plue from the Stellar Spirit World. The Stellar Spirits are probably memories of famous people stored within Stellar Memory. This also explains how a dragon slayer manage to go through the Stellar Spirit World since dragons are somewhat common in the Rave Master world.
One of the coming chapters will explore the UST between Natsu and Lucy.Especially since Lisanna is one again part of the equation, even getting Ship Tease right off the bat... It'll mostly be Lucy being anxious, though.
Laxus will be the next Master of Fairy Tail.The end of chapter 216 did say "The one who shall inherit... Makarov's soul hands over Fairy Tail and entrusts the future to his 'kids!!'" with Laxus on the page.
The Movie is going to be about the events after the Grand Magic Games.
Wendy Marvel and Chelia Blendy will perform a Unison Raid in the final battle of the Tournament arcThey've already met most of the requirements. Using the same magic, and being friends. So it makes a-lot of sense to me. It's simply a matter of time.
Kagura had nothing to do with the Tower of HeavenShe was actually going to be Jellal's wife, but because he disappeared after the Tower's incident she tought that he was cheating on her and so started a Serious Business Disproportionate Retribution. Knowing Mashima, this could work.
Fairy Tail won't win the Grand Magic GamesEither they lose to another guild through some contrivance or the Games themselves are disrupted by the sinister conspiracy and are declared null and void. Still Fairy Tail probably will be alright in the end; their exploits in the Games bring back the level of popularity they once had if not the same degree of respect. More jobs flow in and the newly improved members rescued from Tenrou Island make enough to eventually buy back the old guildhouse.
Minerva might be pulling Sabertooth's strings, but Arcadias is pulling Minerva'sMinerva's action causing so much internal strife in Sabertooth are sure to end badly when Sting (likely) goes on a rampage to DESTROY Natsu, who could arguably be blamed for Lecter's death (If Natsu hadn't beaten Sting, Lecter wouldn't have needed to stand up for Sting, and therefore be obliterated). Rogue might try to calm Sting down, and get trashed. The reason for all this happening? So that Arcadias doesn't get noticed setting up whatever the Eclipse Plan really is (unlikely anyone but him knows the real details of the plan, whatever they are). Also, maybe Minerva is in serious cahoots with Arcadias, and could be set up as a potential fall-guy (er, girl) incase the Eclipse Plan fails/gets stopped.
The hooded woman went through A LOT of trial and error just to get to the year X791.Jellal did say that a Zeref-like magical force was always present during the Grand Magic Games in the past seven years. The reason for this is that the woman specifically wants Fairy Tail's help in whatever plan she has in preventing the Bad Future from ever happening. However, the constant traveling may have taken its toll on her, rendering her left arm (or at least her left hand) unusable.
The hooded woman went through A LOT of trial and error just to get to the year X791.Jellal did say that a Zeref-like magical force was always present during the Grand Magic Games in the past seven years. The reason for this is that the woman specifically wants Fairy Tail's help in whatever plan she has in preventing the Bad Future from ever happening. However, the constant traveling may have taken its toll on her, rendering her left arm (or at least her left hand) unusable.
End results of the Grand Magic GamesGajeel will defeat Rogue, Laxus will defeat Orga, and Gray and Lyon will find each other and begin fighting. Gray, being weakened from his fight with Rufus, may be on the losing end until Juvia comes to save him, turning the fight into a 2 on 2 battle with Chelia in the mix. Gray and Juvia will win. Erza may possibly lose her fight with Kagura only so FT doesn't get all the points at once and win the games by default before everyone else is defeated, and then Kagura will go on to look for Minerva. While that is happening, Jura will appear to fight Laxus at the end of his fight with Orga (or turn it into a 3-way battle... if that happens, Orga will still be first out) and Jura will have Laxus on the ropes. Gajeel, Gray, Juvia, and possibly Erza (if she didn't end up losing her fight) will appear to help him, echoing how he helped them all against Hades on Tenrou Island, and they'll all take down Jura together. From here, multiple things may happen:
There are three Big Bads for the Grand Magic Games: Minerva, Orba, and ArcadiasThey also have three different goals: Minerva wants to take over the Magic Council and/or all the Guilds in order to effectively rule the world. Arcadias wants to pull off the Eclipse Plan (whatever the hell that is), and Orba... I think Orba is some little demon creature who just wants to destroy the world and/or something worse. Cue one of them coming out on top (in this theory, probably Orba hijacking the Eclipse Plan after Minerva gets taken out by someone)
Ultear will kill Present!Rogue.She's going to see all of the people killed by the dragon attack, and realize that it's a choice of one life or thousands.
Arcadios will successfully kidnap Lucy (and maybe Yukino).As a result, Fairy Tail will chase after them and break into Mercurius (IIRC, the Eclipse Gate whatever is in Mercurius). As a result of Fairy Tail's rampage, Mercurius falls, since Fairy Tail specializes in property damage. Before Lucy can be sacrificed, though, Zeref will appear, kill Arcadios, and force Lucy to join him.
Yukino will join Mermaid Heel after the Grand Magic Games
The Stellar Spirit King also has a key that can summon him.Naturally, it will be in the hands of a major villain, leading to a Shadow of the Colossus style boss fight. And it will be awesome.
An alternative to the theory above.My theory is that Silver is future Gray. That's why they smell the same. I doubt that a father separated from his son for 20+ years will smell like him, however if they are the same person....Fairy Tail already included time travel in the previous arc, so why can't they use it again. Gray will probably do something he regrets, gain a scar from it, make a Deal with the Devil and travel back in time to fix it. The mistake/and or deal will have something to do with E.N.D.
Fairy Tail Zero
Zeira is Makarov's motherShe will hook up with Yuryi somewhere in the future and she will be his baby mama
Zeira is actually Mavis' imaginationZeira actually did die seven years ago, Mavis just imagined she had lived so she wouldn't feel so lonely on the island. Yuriy only "noticed" her after Mavis pointed her out, and even when she comes out of hiding he appears to have an unsure expression on his face, like he sees no one there but Mavis carrying on a conversation like there is. When the question of Zeira's age comes up, Zeira makes a snarky comment while Mavis is the one to actually answer. Yuriy's answer after the fact could be him deciding not to point out that she's speaking to air to avoid breaking her heart.
The "Tenrou Jade" in Fairy Tail Zero is what Mavis used to become a ghostWhether she dies for other reasons or as a result of direct exposure to it, the Tenrou Jade's true purpose is as a means to cheat death by continuing to exist - albeit as a ghost - after dying. With strings attached, of course. This is why it's considered an "S-Class Treasure."
Natsu is a demon created by ZerefAccording to Mard Geer, Zeref created the demons to kill him and according to Zeref, Natsu is the only one who can kill him. He wonders who will reach him first: Natsu or E.N.D (Tartaros' Guild Master and the most powerful demon he created). Igneel knew it and adopted Natsu (whose family and expanded past are never mentioned) to make sure nothing happens but in the end, he grew to love the kid as his own. And to be REALLY SURE nothing happens he sealed himself inside Natsu. E.N.D is actually Natsu's Evil Counterpart as they both use Fire Magic (Natsu uses 'Dragon Slaying Magic' and E.N.D uses 'Demon Slaying Magic') and E.N.D's name might as well mean Evil Natsu Dragneel.
The "Tenrou Jade" in Fairy Tail Zero keeps Zeira "alive"In relation to the WMG above, it is the Tenrou Jade that makes it possible for Zeira to exist as a ghost in the Fairy Tail world. But only to those who are attuned to that specific spectrum of magic can see her, kinda like how only members of Fairy Tail can see Mavis. Mavis is the only one who can see Zeira at this point.