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* KarmicDeath: In the film's second half, Zash is killed by the Dragon Cry, the very staff he sought to cause chaos with.


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* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Erza ultimately beats Swan in a kicking match [[spoiler: after writing some ruins on the ground while initially getting batted around by her. The impact activates Red Chariot and knocks Swan out.]]

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* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Erza ultimately beats Swan in a kicking match [[spoiler: after writing some ruins on the ground while initially getting batted around by her. The impact activates Red Chariot and knocks Swan out.]]



* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler: Natsu coughs up blood after being impaled by one of Animus's dragon spikes.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Zash uses brainwashing magic to control people and get them to do what he wants. Over the course of the film, he forces Riana to slaughter her own men; a group of innocent civilians to stop Natsu and Lucy; Natsu himself to attack his own allies; and [[spoiler:even Animus, who is a dragon, to rampage mindlessly while he takes control.]]
* BreathWeapon: After eating a fruit that makes him turn red, Happy uses a fire breath attack on Zash's dog Red Knife, barbecuing him. [[spoiler: Also Animus's dragon breath]].

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* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler: Natsu coughs up blood after being impaled by one of Animus's dragon spikes.]]
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Zash uses brainwashing magic to control people and get them to do what he wants. Over the course of the film, he forces Riana to slaughter her own men; a group of innocent civilians to stop Natsu and Lucy; Natsu himself to attack his own allies; and [[spoiler:even Animus, who is a dragon, to rampage mindlessly while he takes control.]]
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* BreathWeapon: BreathWeapon:
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After eating a fruit that makes him turn red, Happy uses a fire breath attack on Zash's dog Red Knife, barbecuing him. [[spoiler: him.
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** [[spoiler:Erza defeats Swan by using Grand Chariot, a spell Jellal uses.]]
* CloneArmy: Zash calls forth his army of Quartum Soldiers to keep the Fairy Tail wizards at bay, [[spoiler: which are Fourth Generation Dragon Slayers with lacrima inside them.]]
* ContinuitySnarl: A pretty big one occurs in TheStinger where [[spoiler:Zeref appears in his emperor's clothes from the Alvarez Empire arc, accompanied by two of his PraetorianGuard, Brandish and Invel, after discovering Acnologia and declaring war on Natsu. While clearly a SequelHook to the anime's final "season", and confirmed to take place between Fairy Tail's revival and the war with Alvarez, it fails to add up to canon events in numerous ways, namely how Zeref doesn't change into this outfit until ''after'' Natsu and Zeref begin their fight, and it doesn't explain what business Brandish and Invel have being with him when he's been on his own at this time, and for that matter, has already met up with Acnologia.]]

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** [[spoiler:Erza Erza defeats Swan by using Grand Chariot, a spell Jellal uses.]]
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* CloneArmy: Zash calls forth his army of Quartum Soldiers to keep the Fairy Tail wizards at bay, [[spoiler: which are Fourth Generation Dragon Slayers with lacrima inside them.]]
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* ContinuitySnarl: A pretty big one occurs in TheStinger where [[spoiler:Zeref Zeref appears in his emperor's clothes from the Alvarez Empire arc, accompanied by two of his PraetorianGuard, Brandish and Invel, after discovering Acnologia and declaring war on Natsu. While clearly a SequelHook to the anime's final "season", and confirmed to take place between Fairy Tail's revival and the war with Alvarez, it fails to add up to canon events in numerous ways, namely how Zeref doesn't change into this outfit until ''after'' Natsu and Zeref begin their fight, and it doesn't explain what business Brandish and Invel have being with him when he's been on his own at this time, and for that matter, has already met up with Acnologia.]]



* DeathBySecretIdentity: [[spoiler:Animus figures out that Natsu is E.N.D., the "destroyer of all", which Natsu doesn't realize at this point in the story. Natsu doesn't even let him say more than the first two letters before he lands the deciding blow.]]
* DeathFromAbove: [[spoiler:With her Celestial Armor, Erza can cast her own version of Grand Chariot, as in the [[LightEmUp same spell]] Jellal claimed was comparable to a [[ColonyDrop meteor]] in strength.]]

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* DeathBySecretIdentity: [[spoiler:Animus Animus figures out that Natsu is E.N.D., the "destroyer of all", which Natsu doesn't realize at this point in the story. Natsu doesn't even let him say more than the first two letters before he lands the deciding blow.]]
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* DeathFromAbove: [[spoiler:With With her Celestial Armor, Erza can cast her own version of Grand Chariot, as in the [[LightEmUp same spell]] Jellal claimed was comparable to a [[ColonyDrop meteor]] in strength.]]



** Since this movie takes place before the final season of the anime, which at the time stopped right at the start of the Fairy Tail Revival arc, it spoils a few things if one hasn't read the manga, such as Carla's human transformation [[note]]although it had earlier appeared in the "Fairies' Christmas" OVA[[/note]] and Lucy's Star Dresses. TheStinger is also chock full of them, including [[spoiler:a full view of Acnologia's human form, Brandish and Invel of the Spriggan 12, and Zeref's imperial robes.]]

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** Since this movie takes place before the final season of the anime, which at the time stopped right at the start of the Fairy Tail Revival arc, it spoils a few things if one hasn't read the manga, such as Carla's human transformation [[note]]although it had earlier appeared in the "Fairies' Christmas" OVA[[/note]] and Lucy's Star Dresses. TheStinger is also chock full of them, including [[spoiler:a a full view of Acnologia's human form, Brandish and Invel of the Spriggan 12, and Zeref's imperial robes.]]



* EvilVersusEvil: In the climax, Zash ultimately turns on Animus and the two struggle for the Dragon Cry. [[spoiler: Zash manages to take control of it for a time and even uses his hypnosis power on Animus. But the power of Dragon Cry is too much for him and disintegrates his body. Animus, back in control of himself, proceeds to continue what Zash started and is ultimately the FinalBoss for Natsu to defeat.]]

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* EvilVersusEvil: In the climax, Zash ultimately turns on Animus and the two struggle for the Dragon Cry. [[spoiler: Zash manages to take control of it for a time and even uses his hypnosis power on Animus. But the power of Dragon Cry is too much for him and disintegrates his body. Animus, back in control of himself, proceeds to continue what Zash started and is ultimately the FinalBoss for Natsu to defeat.]]



* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler:We already know that Acnologia and Zeref cannot be killed, since they die at the end of ''Manga/FairyTail'']].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Literally. During scenes where Animus is berating Zash, one look at his shadow shows that it actually belongs to Sonya. There's also how he frequently shows up behind Sonya without her noticing, which he thinly {{Hand Wave}}s by saying it's because he is a wizard; not an implausible explanation seeing how he is shown telekinetically strangling Zash, but still a bit of a stretch.]]

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* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler:We We already know that Acnologia and Zeref cannot be killed, since they die at the end of ''Manga/FairyTail'']].
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Literally.Literally. During scenes where Animus is berating Zash, one look at his shadow shows that it actually belongs to Sonya. There's also how he frequently shows up behind Sonya without her noticing, which he thinly {{Hand Wave}}s by saying it's because he is a wizard; not an implausible explanation seeing how he is shown telekinetically strangling Zash, but still a bit of a stretch.]]



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Sonya decides not to give Animus the Dragon Cry after thinking back to Natsu's words, saying it will bring nothing but sorrow and despair.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Sonya decides not to give Animus the Dragon Cry after thinking back to Natsu's words, saying it will bring nothing but sorrow and despair.]]



* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: Sonya (while fighting off Animus inside of her) tells Natsu to take the Dragon Cry before Zash arrives. Just as Natsu grabs hold of the staff, Zash takes it from both of them.]]

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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: Sonya (while fighting off Animus inside of her) tells Natsu to take the Dragon Cry before Zash arrives. Just Unfortunately, just as Natsu grabs hold of the staff, Zash takes it from both of them.]]



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Natsu gets impaled by one of Animus's dragon spikes. Natsu survives his injury, gets back up and continues fighting Animus.]]

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Natsu gets impaled by one of Animus's dragon spikes. Natsu survives his injury, gets back up and continues fighting Animus.]]



* MeaningfulEcho: Early in the movie, Natsu (thinking Lucy needs to check her eyesight when she insists Plue is a dog) gets close to her face and asks what he looks like to her; her reply is "the same Natsu I've always known". [[spoiler:He asks the same question again while he's still shaken by his partial transformation into a dragon, which may actually be connected to E.N.D., and Lucy gives the same reply.]]

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* MeaningfulEcho: Early in the movie, Natsu (thinking Lucy needs to check her eyesight when she insists Plue is a dog) gets close to her face and asks what he looks like to her; her reply is "the same Natsu I've always known". [[spoiler:He He asks the same question again while he's still shaken by his partial transformation into a dragon, which may actually be connected to E.N.D., and Lucy gives the same reply.]]



* NoBodyLeftBehind: [[spoiler: Zash is incinerated by the power of the Dragon Cry while trying to use it.]]
** [[spoiler: Animus fades away after Natsu defeats him and Sonya breaks the Dragon Cry.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler:Sonya tells Lucy and Natsu that, although he was cold-hearted, Animus was like family to her, just like Fairy Tail members treat each other as family.]]
* PleaseWakeUp: [[spoiler: Lucy says this to an unconscious Natsu after he gets impaled by one of Animus's dragon spikes.]]

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* NoBodyLeftBehind: [[spoiler: NoBodyLeftBehind:
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Zash is incinerated by the power of the Dragon Cry while trying to use it.]]
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** [[spoiler: Animus fades away after Natsu defeats him and Sonya breaks the Dragon Cry.]]
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* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler:Sonya Sonya tells Lucy and Natsu that, although he was cold-hearted, Animus was like family to her, just like Fairy Tail members treat each other as family.]]
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* PleaseWakeUp: [[spoiler: Lucy says this to an unconscious Natsu after he gets impaled by one of Animus's dragon spikes.]]



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler: Sonya stands up to Animus, telling him that his soul used to be kind, but now it has been tainted by darkness and she doesn't want to see anymore people get hurt. [[KicktheDog Animus responds by batting her aside after seeing that Natsu survived his injury.]]]]
* SayMyName: [[spoiler: Happy says Natsu's name in tears after seeing that Natsu got impaled by one of Animus's dragon spikes.]]

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler: Sonya stands up to Animus, telling him that his soul used to be kind, but now it has been tainted by darkness and she doesn't want to see anymore people get hurt. [[KicktheDog Animus responds by batting her aside after seeing that Natsu survived his injury.]]]]
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* SayMyName: [[spoiler: Happy says Natsu's name in tears after seeing that Natsu got impaled by one of Animus's dragon spikes.]]



* SplitPersonality: [[spoiler:Subverted. At first it appears that Animus is this for Sonya, only for him to be revealed to be [[SealedEvilInACan a dragon who sealed himself inside Sonya.]]]]
* TheStinger: [[spoiler: Acnologia in his human form breaking the ribbon that was once the Dragon Cry. We see how Animus lived inside Sonya to keep her alive and protect her for over 400 years and how Acnologia started his intent to kill all dragons, demonstrating it to the dragons in the Graveyard. Then, watching Acnologia on the mountain are [[Recap/FairyTailAlvarezEmpireArc Brandish, Invel, and Zeref, who says the final battle is about to begin.]]]]

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* SplitPersonality: [[spoiler:Subverted. Subverted. At first it appears that Animus is this trope for Sonya, only for him to be revealed to be [[SealedEvilInACan a dragon who sealed himself inside Sonya.]]]]
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* TheStinger: [[spoiler: Acnologia in his human form breaking the ribbon that was once the Dragon Cry. We see how Animus lived inside Sonya to keep her alive and protect her for over 400 years and how Acnologia started his intent to kill all dragons, demonstrating it to the dragons in the Graveyard. Then, watching Acnologia on the mountain are [[Recap/FairyTailAlvarezEmpireArc Brandish, Invel, and Zeref, who says the final battle is about to begin.]]]]]]



* SwissArmyTears: [[spoiler: Happy and Lucy cry over Natsu (who got impaled by one of Animus's dragon spikes). One of Lucy's tears goes into Natsu's mouth, waking him up and continuing his fight with Animus, despite his injury.]]

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* SwissArmyTears: [[spoiler: Happy and Lucy cry over Natsu (who got impaled by one of Animus's dragon spikes). One of Lucy's tears goes into Natsu's mouth, waking him up and continuing his fight with Animus, despite his injury.]]



* TheyDiedBecauseOfYou: [[spoiler: Animus tells Natsu that it was because of the Dragon Slayers that dragons started falling into decline, especially since it brought about Acnologia's rise to power. Of course, said Dragon Slayer magic wouldn't have been conceived if it wasn't for dragons like ''him'' preying on humans and the humans seeking a way to defend themselves.]]

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* TheyDiedBecauseOfYou: [[spoiler: Animus tells Natsu that it was because of the Dragon Slayers that dragons started falling into decline, especially since it brought about Acnologia's rise to power. Of course, said Dragon Slayer magic wouldn't have been conceived if it wasn't for dragons like ''him'' preying on humans and the humans seeking a way to defend themselves.]]



** Later done when Sonya says [[spoiler:"I've never seen a dragon cry," to Animus before he fades.]]

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** Later done when Sonya says [[spoiler:"I've "I've never seen a dragon cry," to Animus before he fades.]]



** Downplayed in regards to the dragon in the final poster and other promos. While the presence of a dragon is something of a twist in the movie's third act, it still hides the fact that [[spoiler:it is the true form of King Animus, the supposedly human BigBad]].

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** Downplayed in regards to the dragon in the final poster and other promos. While the presence of a dragon is something of a twist in the movie's third act, it still hides the fact that [[spoiler:it it is the true form of King Animus, the supposedly human BigBad]].BigBad.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: Sonya and Animus were childhood friends in the past. According to Sonya, Animus used to have a kind heart, but over time, Animus's soul was tainted by darkness and he wanted the Dragon Cry for himself. [[spoiler:In reality, Animus was just using her from the very beginning.]]
* WorldBuilding: The movie goes into a bit more detail with [[spoiler:the technique Igneel and the other missing dragons used to seal themselves in the Dragon Slayers' bodies. It turns out that there are other dragons like Animus who know such a spell, but it cannot be used carelessly on humans unless their bodies are compatible (i.e., a Dragon Slayer), or else they would be unable to escape.]]

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Sonya and Animus were childhood friends in the past. According to Sonya, Animus used to have a kind heart, but over time, Animus's soul was tainted by darkness and he wanted the Dragon Cry for himself. [[spoiler:In In reality, Animus was just using her from the very beginning.]]
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* WorldBuilding: The movie goes into a bit more detail with [[spoiler:the the technique Igneel and the other missing dragons used to seal themselves in the Dragon Slayers' bodies. It turns out that there are other dragons like Animus who know such a spell, but it cannot be used carelessly on humans unless their bodies are compatible (i.e., a Dragon Slayer), or else they would be unable to escape.]]

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* HowWeGotHere: At the beginning of the film, Natsu gets locked up. The first part of the story is spent explaining how he got into that predicament.


Set between the [[Recap/FairyTailFairyTailRevivalArc Fairy Tail Revival arc]] and the [[Recap/FairyTailAlvarezEmpireArc Alvarez Empire arc]], Natsu Dragneel (Creator/TetsuyaKakihara) and his friends take on a quest and travel to the island kingdom of Stella to find dark secrets, fight new enemies and save the world from destruction by reclaiming the mysterious artifact, [[TitleDrop Dragon Cry]]. Amidst all this chaos, something mysterious will awaken inside Natsu, and whether it is good or bad is yet to be determined...

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Set between the [[Recap/FairyTailFairyTailRevivalArc Fairy Tail Revival arc]] and the [[Recap/FairyTailAlvarezEmpireArc Alvarez Empire arc]], Natsu Dragneel (Creator/TetsuyaKakihara) and his friends take on a quest and travel to the island kingdom of Stella to find dark secrets, fight new enemies and save the world from destruction by reclaiming the mysterious artifact, [[TitleDrop Dragon Cry]]. Amidst all this chaos, something mysterious will awaken inside Natsu, and whether it is good or bad is yet to be determined...


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The film is chronologically followed by the [[Recap/FairyTailAlvarezEmpireArc Alvarez Empire arc]].


''Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry'' is the second anime movie of the series ''Anime/FairyTail'', and was released in May 2017.

Natsu and his friends take on a quest and travel to the island kingdom of Stella to find dark secrets, fight new enemies and save the world from destruction by reclaiming the mysterious artifact, [[TitleDrop Dragon Cry]]. Amidst all this chaos, something mysterious will awaken inside Natsu, and whether it is good or bad is yet to be determined...

This film is set between the [[Recap/FairyTailFairyTailRevivalArc Fairy Tail Revival arc]] and the [[Recap/FairyTailAlvarezEmpireArc Alvarez Empire arc]].

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''Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry'' is the second anime movie of the series ''Anime/FairyTail'', ''Anime/FairyTail'' directed by Tatsuma Minamikawa, written by Shoji Yonemura and produced by Creator/A1Pictures. It was released in on May 6. 2017.

Set between the [[Recap/FairyTailFairyTailRevivalArc Fairy Tail Revival arc]] and the [[Recap/FairyTailAlvarezEmpireArc Alvarez Empire arc]], Natsu Dragneel (Creator/TetsuyaKakihara) and his friends take on a quest and travel to the island kingdom of Stella to find dark secrets, fight new enemies and save the world from destruction by reclaiming the mysterious artifact, [[TitleDrop Dragon Cry]]. Amidst all this chaos, something mysterious will awaken inside Natsu, and whether it is good or bad is yet to be determined...

This The film is set between the [[Recap/FairyTailFairyTailRevivalArc Fairy Tail Revival arc]] also stars Creator/AyaHirano as Lucy Heartfilia, Creator/RieKugimiya as Happy, Creator/YuichiNakamura as Gray Fullbuster, Creator/SayakaOhara as Erza Scarlet, Creator/SatomiSato as Wendy Marvell, Creator/YuiHorie as Carla, Creator/MakotoFurukawa as King Animus, Creator/AoiYuki as Sonya, Jiro Saito as Zash Caine, Chiaki Takahashi as Swan, Ryota Takeuchi as Doll and the [[Recap/FairyTailAlvarezEmpireArc Alvarez Empire arc]].
Taku Yashiro as Gapri.


* BadassInDistress: Natsu at the beginning of the movie. He is held captured in a cube prison by a flying bird, bound in chains, only food source is a flame lit on a stick. After the cube prison gets smashed into another building, Natsu while falling [[CrowningMomentofAwesome manages to eat the flame, break his chains and give the bird a beating it deserves.]]

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* BadassInDistress: Natsu at the beginning of the movie. He is held captured in a cube prison by a flying bird, bound in chains, only food source is a flame lit on a stick. After the cube prison gets smashed into another building, Natsu while falling [[CrowningMomentofAwesome manages to eat the flame, break his chains and give the bird a beating it deserves.]]


* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler:Acnologia cannot be killed, since he dies at the end of ''Fairy Tail'']].

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* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler:Acnologia [[spoiler:We already know that Acnologia and Zeref cannot be killed, since he dies they die at the end of ''Fairy Tail'']].''Manga/FairyTail'']].

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* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler:Acnologia cannot be killed, since he dies at the end of ''Fairy Tail'']].


* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Natsu gets impaled by one of Animus's dragon spikes. Natsu survives his injury, gets up and continues fighting Animus.]]

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Natsu gets impaled by one of Animus's dragon spikes. Natsu survives his injury, gets back up and continues fighting Animus.]]


** Since this movie takes place before the final season of the anime, which at the time stopped right at the start of the Fairy Tail Revival arc, it spoils a few things if one hasn't read the manga, such as Carla's human transformation[[note]]although it had earlier appeared in the "Fairies' Christmas" OVA[[/note]] and Lucy's Star Dresses. TheStinger is also chock full of them, including [[spoiler:a full view of Acnologia's human form, Brandish and Invel of the Spriggan 12, and Zeref's imperial robes.]]
** Inverted with Gray's Demon Slayer attack, "Longsword of the Ice Demon Zero", which makes its first appearance in animated form after it was omitted from the adaptation of the Tartaros arc.[[note]]In the manga, Gray used this attack to quickly kill off Tempester, which was replaced in the anime with a rematch between him and Laxus as Mashima had intended, but originally ran out of time to draw.[[note]]

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** Since this movie takes place before the final season of the anime, which at the time stopped right at the start of the Fairy Tail Revival arc, it spoils a few things if one hasn't read the manga, such as Carla's human transformation[[note]]although transformation [[note]]although it had earlier appeared in the "Fairies' Christmas" OVA[[/note]] and Lucy's Star Dresses. TheStinger is also chock full of them, including [[spoiler:a full view of Acnologia's human form, Brandish and Invel of the Spriggan 12, and Zeref's imperial robes.]]
** Inverted with Gray's Demon Slayer attack, "Longsword of the Ice Demon Zero", which makes its first appearance in animated form after it was omitted from the adaptation of the Tartaros arc.[[note]]In the manga, Gray used this attack to quickly kill off Tempester, which was replaced in the anime with a rematch between him and Laxus as Mashima had intended, but originally ran out of time to draw.[[note]][[/note]]


* ContinuitySnarl: A minor one occurs in TheStinger where [[spoiler:Zeref appears in his emperor's clothes from the Alvarez Empire arc, accompanied by two of his PraetorianGuard, Brandish and Invel, after discovering Acnologia and declaring war on Natsu. While clearly a SequelHook to the anime's final "season", and confirmed to take place between Fairy Tail's revival and the war with Alvarez, it fails to add up to canon events in numerous ways, namely how Zeref doesn't change into this outfit until ''after'' Natsu and Zeref begin their fight, and it doesn't explain what business Brandish and Invel have being with him when he's been on his own at this time, and for that matter, has already met up with Acnologia.]]

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* ContinuitySnarl: A minor pretty big one occurs in TheStinger where [[spoiler:Zeref appears in his emperor's clothes from the Alvarez Empire arc, accompanied by two of his PraetorianGuard, Brandish and Invel, after discovering Acnologia and declaring war on Natsu. While clearly a SequelHook to the anime's final "season", and confirmed to take place between Fairy Tail's revival and the war with Alvarez, it fails to add up to canon events in numerous ways, namely how Zeref doesn't change into this outfit until ''after'' Natsu and Zeref begin their fight, and it doesn't explain what business Brandish and Invel have being with him when he's been on his own at this time, and for that matter, has already met up with Acnologia.]]



* LateArrivalSpoiler: As the original anime only covered the very beginning of the [[Recap/FairyTailFairyTailRevivalArc Fairy Tail Revival arc]], and this is set after that arc, it spoils the facts that Gray didn't pull a FaceHeelTurn joining the Avatar cult, and Fairy Tail's reunion.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: As the original anime only covered the very beginning of the [[Recap/FairyTailFairyTailRevivalArc Fairy Tail Revival arc]], and this is set after that arc, it spoils the facts that Gray didn't pull a FaceHeelTurn joining the Avatar cult, and such as Fairy Tail's reunion.successful reunion and Gray's status as a ReverseMole in Avatar.



* {{Psychometry}}: When Natsu first grabs hold of the Dragon Cry, he feels the dragons' anger, pain and sorrow. His face is in tears after this. Later, he tells Sonya about the staff, which leads her to having a HeelFaceTurn towards Animus.

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* {{Psychometry}}: When Natsu first grabs hold of the Dragon Cry, he feels the dragons' anger, pain and sorrow. His face is in tears after this. Later, he tells Sonya about later experiences the exact same thing when she takes the staff, which leads to her to having a HeelFaceTurn towards turning on Animus.



* TheyDiedBecauseOfYou: [[spoiler: Animus tells Natsu that it was because of the Dragon Slayers that dragons started falling into decline. Considering the fact that [[Recap/FairyTailAlvarezEmpireArc the invention of Dragon Slayer magic unintentionally created Acnologia, who brought about the destruction of dragons,]] he's not wrong to say this. Of course, said Dragon Slayer magic wouldn't have been conceived if it wasn't for dragons like ''him'' preying on humans and the humans seeking a way to defend themselves. So it likewise rings hypocritical.]]

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* TheyDiedBecauseOfYou: [[spoiler: Animus tells Natsu that it was because of the Dragon Slayers that dragons started falling into decline. Considering the fact that [[Recap/FairyTailAlvarezEmpireArc the invention of Dragon Slayer magic unintentionally created Acnologia, who decline, especially since it brought about the destruction of dragons,]] he's not wrong Acnologia's rise to say this.power. Of course, said Dragon Slayer magic wouldn't have been conceived if it wasn't for dragons like ''him'' preying on humans and the humans seeking a way to defend themselves. So it likewise rings hypocritical.]]



** Later done when Sonya says [[spoiler:"I've never seen a dragon cry." to Animus before he fades.]]

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** Later done when Sonya says [[spoiler:"I've never seen a dragon cry." cry," to Animus before he fades.]]


* CloneArmy: Zash calls forth his army of Quartum soldiers to keep the Fairy Tail wizards at bay, [[spoiler: which are Fourth Generation Dragon Slayers with lacrima inside them.]]

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* CloneArmy: Zash calls forth his army of Quartum soldiers Soldiers to keep the Fairy Tail wizards at bay, [[spoiler: which are Fourth Generation Dragon Slayers with lacrima inside them.]]
* ContinuitySnarl: A minor one occurs in TheStinger where [[spoiler:Zeref appears in his emperor's clothes from the Alvarez Empire arc, accompanied by two of his PraetorianGuard, Brandish and Invel, after discovering Acnologia and declaring war on Natsu. While clearly a SequelHook to the anime's final "season", and confirmed to take place between Fairy Tail's revival and the war with Alvarez, it fails to add up to canon events in numerous ways, namely how Zeref doesn't change into this outfit until ''after'' Natsu and Zeref begin their fight, and it doesn't explain what business Brandish and Invel have being with him when he's been on his own at this time, and for that matter, has already met up with Acnologia.
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* DeathFromAbove: [[spoiler:With her Celestial Armor, Erza can cast her own version of Grand Chariot, as in the [[LightEmUp same spell]] Jellal claimed was comparable to a [[ColonyDrop meteor]] in strength]].
* DesignatedGirlFight: Erza vs Swan.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Since this movie takes place before the final season of the anime, (which at the time stopped right before the ''Avatar Arc'') it spoils a few things if one hasn't read the manga such as [[spoiler: Carla having a human form, Lucy now having combat forms in correspondence to whatever Celestial Spirit she uses and Natsu having a form that turns him into a partial dragon due to the dragon seed in him.]]

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* DeathFromAbove: [[spoiler:With her Celestial Armor, Erza can cast her own version of Grand Chariot, as in the [[LightEmUp same spell]] Jellal claimed was comparable to a [[ColonyDrop meteor]] in strength]].
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* DesignatedGirlFight: Erza vs vs. Swan.
* EarlyBirdCameo: EarlyBirdCameo:
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Since this movie takes place before the final season of the anime, (which which at the time stopped right before at the ''Avatar Arc'') start of the Fairy Tail Revival arc, it spoils a few things if one hasn't read the manga manga, such as [[spoiler: Carla having a Carla's human transformation[[note]]although it had earlier appeared in the "Fairies' Christmas" OVA[[/note]] and Lucy's Star Dresses. TheStinger is also chock full of them, including [[spoiler:a full view of Acnologia's human form, Lucy now having combat forms in correspondence to whatever Celestial Spirit she uses Brandish and Natsu having a Invel of the Spriggan 12, and Zeref's imperial robes.]]
** Inverted with Gray's Demon Slayer attack, "Longsword of the Ice Demon Zero", which makes its first appearance in animated
form that turns after it was omitted from the adaptation of the Tartaros arc.[[note]]In the manga, Gray used this attack to quickly kill off Tempester, which was replaced in the anime with a rematch between him into a partial dragon due and Laxus as Mashima had intended, but originally ran out of time to the dragon seed in him.]]draw.[[note]]


* TheyDiedBecauseOfYou: [[spoiler: Animus tells Natsu that it was because of the Dragon Slayers that dragons started falling into decline. Considering the fact that [[Recap/FairyTailAlvarezEmpireArc the invention of Dragon Slayer magic unintentionally created Acnologia, who brought about the destruction of dragons,]] he's not wrong to say this.]]

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* TheyDiedBecauseOfYou: [[spoiler: Animus tells Natsu that it was because of the Dragon Slayers that dragons started falling into decline. Considering the fact that [[Recap/FairyTailAlvarezEmpireArc the invention of Dragon Slayer magic unintentionally created Acnologia, who brought about the destruction of dragons,]] he's not wrong to say this. Of course, said Dragon Slayer magic wouldn't have been conceived if it wasn't for dragons like ''him'' preying on humans and the humans seeking a way to defend themselves. So it likewise rings hypocritical.]]

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Since this movie takes place before the final season of the anime, (which at the time stopped right before the ''Avatar Arc'') it spoils a few things if one hasn't read the manga such as [[spoiler: Carla having a human form, Lucy now having combat forms in correspondence to whatever Celestial Spirit she uses and Natsu having a form that turns him into a partial dragon due to the dragon seed in him.]]

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* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Erza ultimately beats Swan in a kicking match [[spoiler: after writing some ruins on the ground while initially getting batted around by her. The impact activates Red Chariot and knocks Swan out.]]


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* EvilVersusEvil: In the climax, Zash ultimately turns on Animus and the two struggle for the Dragon Cry. [[spoiler: Zash manages to take control of it for a time and even uses his hypnosis power on Animus. But the power of Dragon Cry is too much for him and disintegrates his body. Animus, back in control of himself, proceeds to continue what Zash started and is ultimately the FinalBoss for Natsu to defeat.]]

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