Fairy Tail 158 continues on from the start of the Hidden Challenge, we see a large number of abilities, especially from Rufus from Sabertooth. We also notice that Raven Tail’s Nullpudding is only beating all the Fairies. Gray’s loose of the match pisses him off stating that he’s not going to let this go no matter what.
Fairy Tail 158 begins with the repeat of all the chosen members, we also receive a nice and little reminder of all the rules up to now from Mavis. The pumpkin asks all the participants for Hidden to come towards him. Natsu tells Gray not to loose. Juvia tells Gray that she has no intentions of giving him an advantage.
Gray asks the Pumpkin who he is, he reveals that he’s just a pumpkin, the others think that he’s just a person inside who works for the games intended to make it better, thus he wears the pumpkin face.
Nullpuding complains to the pumpkin that there are two members of Fairy Tail which makes it unfair, the pumpkin replies that it’s fair since having two groups, they were able to surpass onto these stages, it’s rare but it’s likely to happen. Rufus then reveals that having a second member can also be a disadvantage if one of the other members was captured or something else could happen, despite this, everyone agrees that they should participate.
The Pumpkin points to the skies calling out Field open, this creates a large city within the grounds of the stadium, they are all separated within this town. They all work out that it’s a Hide and Seek game, but there seems to be no seeker within the game. Chapati explains that they are all Hidding and Seeking.
They are supposed to find each other in the town, they can use their own magic to deliver one blow which will give them one point. At this point, large number of copies start to form, Gray as well as everyone else are surprised at how many copies of each other there are. This changes the game a little, a new rule is introduced, if you attack the copies, they will lose a point.
Juvia quickly notices Gray’s fake, nevertheless, she quickly runs towards it with googly eyes and hugs it from the back, she instantly looses a point. She disappears from one place reappearing in another point. She restarts ten seconds later in a different area of the town. Gajeel calls Juvia an idiot for hugging a fake.
As Gray runs, he’s faced by Nullpuding from Raven Tail. Gray quickly uses one of his Ice Hammer to quickly attack Nullpuding, unfortunately, Nullpuding tricked Gray, thus he loses a point since Gray attacked a fake. Gray’s pissed since Nullpuding tricked him so easily. He disappears and reappears somewhere else.
Everyone at this point blends into the environment in order for them to see anyone who’s moving. Out of nowhere, Nullpuding finds Gray once again, this time he wastes no time in attacking as he transforms into a being with lots of spiky ends and quickly smashes his arms into Gray’s back. Gray cannot find a way to escape from him.
Everyone in Fairy Tail are currently hating Raven Tail team. Gray is faced by Beth from Mermaid Heel, she launches her Carrot Missiles and misses, it alerts Yaeger who gets a point on Beth, he notices Gray but Lyon appears and defeats Yaeger. Juvia appears from the sky and quickly gets Lyon in a surprise attack.
Juvia says that she’s going to beat Gray no matter what as she promises Makarov. We go to the past where Makarov explains that they need to be the second team, if they do better than Team A, then they can have Team A to do what ever they want for a week, they all have their own dreams of controlling the others, Juvia wants to use Gray for her pleasure.
Gray tells Makarov that they did not agree to this, we return to the match where Nullpuding appears while Gray and Juvia are going to fight. He gets both of them earning his points. Out of nowhere, it starts to snow, we realize that it’s Eve from Blue Pegasus, he used snow to decrease the temperature to notice that only the living bodies breathing out water vapor and CO2, while the fakes do not breathe. Eve gets three hits before getting hit by Lyon.
Nullpuding keeps on finding Gray. Rufus still hasn’t moved as he’s got 0 points, we see him at the top of the tallest building waiting and reading everyone’s movements. He enables his Memory Make casting a spell onto everyone, it makes the living bright while the fakes don’t glow. Out of nowhere he enables his Night of the Falling Stars getting an attack on everyone except Nullpuding who is then attacked later on.
Rufus earns 7 points for defeating everyone. There is still some time left, Gray notices Rufus, he tries to go for his attack when Nullpuding appears once again and quickly attacks to stop Nullpuding, it seems that Nullpuding only wants to attack Fairy Tail! Time’s up and Gray and Juvia are at the bottom while Sabertooth and Raven Tail take first and second spot.
Everyone starts dissing Fairy Tail, Gray’s face shows that he’s pissed of, he remembers Nullpuding and Rufus both beating him, he says that he’s not going to give up no matter what! He’s going to kick their ass when he gets the chance. The battle portion begins with the first match being Lucy Heartfilia vs Flare Corona. Fairy Tail 158 ends here!
A great episode and I’m not very happy to see Gray so beaten up, hopefully his rage will be used in order to kick some ass in future episodes. During next week’s Fairy Tail 159, titled “Lucy Versus Flare”, we’ll see Lucy go up against Flare from Raven Tail, she also tries to use one of more powerful moves then.