When it comes to power creeps, anime doesn't care to follow any set rules. Series such as Dragon Ball have long done its own thing, and it seems Fairy Tail is ready to do its own thing.
After all, Natsu Dragneel just revealed his new power level, and it is one of the biggest the anime has ever floated.
Recently, Fairy Tail outed its latest episode, and the final season made sure to highlight Natsu's strength. The update followed the Dragon Slayer as he helped Lamia Scale defend its city from a rival guild, and things got real messy when a familiar foe showed up.
It's been awhile since fans have heard from Bluenote Stinger, but the Gravity mage hasn't quit his job. After the baddie took on Fairy Tail in the 'Tenrou Island' arc, he found himself facing Natsu head-on in Margaret Town. As fans will remember, the man was a strong opponent as he gave Gildarts a surprisingly hard time, but Natsu was ready for him.
After the Gravity mage showed up to attack, Natsu managed to withstand his attacks. While Wendy and others fell before Bluenote's enhanced gravity, the pink-haired fighter didn't even notice the change. All of Orochi Fin was shaken by the display of power, and it was not long after that Natsu took down Bluenote with a single Fire Dragon King's Roar. Natsu one-shotted the baddie when it took Gildarts awhile to take him down. So, fans were quick to do the math.
As it turns out, Natsu has the curse of the Power Creep, and it seems he is finally more powerful than Gildarts. The Dragon Slayer's lifelong dream to match the red-haired mage has come true, and fans want to know what Natsu did during his training trip to reach this new height. If audiences are lucky, they will get a glimpse into Natsu's past as this final season continues, but one thing is for sure. Gray had better have stepped up his training regime if he wants to stand a change against his rival anymore.
So, are you surprised to see how strong Natsu has become? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to talk all things comics and anime.
Fairy Tail was originally created by Hiro Mashima for Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine, running from 2006 to 2017 and selling over 60 million copies. The series is set in a fantasy world full of magic following Natsu Dragneel, a fire breathing wizard with the powers of a dragon who is in search of his missing foster father, the dragon Igneel. As he and his wizarding guild Fairy Tailget into adventures, Natsu always tries to find a way to succeed. The series was later adapted into an anime by A-1 Pictures, Dentsu Inc., and Satelight in 2009 and ended its first run in 2013. A second season ran from 2014 to 2016, and a third season is launching this October.