Fairy Tail 173 brings back that awesome feeling of an approaching battle as the fantastic battle between Natsu and Gajeel vs Sting and Rogue has finally begun! Before this we see a draw for the battle between Mermaid Heel and Lamia Scale as the time runs out as Kagura nearly destroys Lyon. The intense tension builds as Rogue releases his Shadow Drive and Sting initiates his White Drive.
Fairy Tail 173 begins as the second match begins with Lyon and Yuka, and Millianna and Kagura entering the battlefield. Everyone shouts on to the current match as they want to see them really go for it. Firstly Kagura tells Millianna that she should fight alone in order to up her magic to which she could use in a proper match type situation. In this she can show off a little as well as try to defeat the opponent while Kagura stands back a little.
She goes on to first use her Cat Binding Tube to which helps to split them up, she then uses her magic to get Yuka in her attack, at this point both Yuka and Lyon are not serious enough to attack as they want to see what Kagura’s currently doing. Lyon uses her magic against Kagura but Millianna blocks it. She gets Yuka in her attack and punches the hell out of his face.
She then takes off her gloves to reveal her nails which she scratches the faces of Yuka and Lyon. Millianna is then blocked by Yuka’s nullification magic, she uses her magic to produce a lot of tubes which gets both Lyon and Yuka in her attack. Lyon uses his magic to create a mouse to which distracts her, he then uses his ice in order to bring her towards a kotatsus which cats love. She’s once again distracted but then gets it back.
Kagura watches as Lyon and Yuka fight on. Lyon then creates a tiger to which chases Millianna to a wall when she hits it. Kagura starts to fight now as Millianna’s out. She goes up against Yuka first, he manages to swiftly move away from her sword but out of nowhere she gets a hit on him. She then goes up against Lyon, he asks him why he didn’t attack Millianna, he tells her that she’ll just have to find out when she fights him.
She attacks him after his Dragonflies and Eagle made of snow fail. Out of nowhere, Gray shouts at Lyon telling him that he shouldn’t lose this as he was a student of Ui. He creates a snow Tiger, Ape and Dragon! They attack her but all miss. She activates her power to which raises everything in that ground. It’s her Gravity Change magic. She comes by and cuts all the ice magic, she then goes down to attack him, the ring bell ends and the match finishes. It’s a draw.
The last match of the day begins with Fairy Tail vs Sabertooth! The excitement begins as Natsu and Gajeel near as they enter the battlefield facing both Sting and Rogue. Somewhere far away, it seems that Igneel is getting ready for the Festival of the Dragon King.
They face each other, Lucy and the others mention that it’ll all be okay as they’ll definitely win! The battle begins, Rogue and Sting run towards them, but Gajeel and Natsu quickly jump and smash their heads him. They also push them back when Sting launches his Road of the White Dragon which seems like a laser. Rogue goes for Gajeel with his Slash of the Shadow Dragon which fails after Gajeel blocks it with his magic.
Out of nowhere comes out Natsu carrying Rogue’s head towards Sting, after they both touch, Natsu sets his fire to his ultimately high option which pushes both of them back, he uses his Wingbeat of the Fire Dragon which launches both of them up in the air, everyone is shocked that they’re getting their asses handed to them.
Sting then mentions that they’ve got no chance as he and Rogue both activate their Shadow and White Drive which seems like it’s going to be awesome as both Natsu and Gajeel seem to be ready to fight. As the episode ends, Rogue and Sting both go for their next attack as Natsu and Gajeel try to counterattack it. Fairy Tail 173 ends here.
What a great episode. The series is just getting excited, this fight is going to be ending in such an awesome way, I can’t wait for next week’s Fairy Tail 174, titled “Four Dragons”, when large explosions and a lot of other great fighting happens right before our eyes. I can’t wait for Natsu and Gajeel to kick Sting and Rogue’s ass to bits!