Fairy Tail 166 shows the end and the beginning of Fairy Tail and Sabertooth’s challenges in the future. Natsu nearly defeats Jiemma when his daughter, Minerva, appears to save him. Next day, Erza challenges the current stage and challenge, Pandemonium, with the maximum number of 100 Monsters.
Fairy Tail 166 begins as Natsu faces Jiemma. It seems like Jiemma has underestimated Natsu as he sends one of his lower ranks, Dobengal, to try to get rid of Natsu. Natsu notices that he’s not going to try and defeat Natsu on a one to one basis. Dobengal steps up. Jiemma tells him that he needs to show him that he has somewhat a shot at beating Jiemma.
Natsu and Jiemma go on a head to head match, seems like Dobengal is also looking down at Natsu. He shoots his smokescreen, then spikes. He tries to attack Natsu when Natsu quickly gets pissed and smashes Dobengal. Sting requests for him to go next, but Jiemma just goes on a head.
Jiemma blocks, Natsu’s attack and Natsu quickly blocks it, then quickly goes for an upper cut. With that, he goes for an all out attack on Jiemma, unleashing as many attacks as he can on Jiemma’s body. Natsu then prepares an even more powerful move which he combines his Lightning and Fire styles to form his awesome new power! Natsu literally trashes everything in Sabertooth’s current HQ.
Natsu quickly notices that a woman has appeared, Minerva, she uses her powers to stop the strong attack from Natsu. She tells Natsu that it’s now the end of this fighting, she goes on to explain that they did not want to kill Natsu, they did not want to ruin their image since Natsu’s also a part of the Games, they did not want to be looked upon as dealing with a challenger.
She then bring out Happy, he seems to be tied up, she mentions that if he doesn’t attack, the things he done will all be wiped out, if he does, Happy will be injured. Natsu agree’s and Happy quickly runs to Natsu, he mentions that he was captured when Natsu left him at the entrance. Natsu tells him that he’s sorry for leaving him, and that it’s fine.
They go, Natsu gives them one last message, he tells them that they’re not going to lose to the lights of them! In fact, they won’t be able to keep up with them! He then mentions that if they call themselves a guild, they should take care of their comrades. Rogue looks upon Natsu mentioning the word friends and that Sabertooth doesn’t have this bond, while Sting worries after seeing how strong Natsu really is!
Natsu goes back home and tells Gray, Lucy and Erza. Lucy and Wendy tell them that it was good that Happy was caught as the fight would not have ended, while Gray screws at Natsu for not inviting him to all the fun! Erza goes off to think about how everyone and every guild have their own opinion of things. She gets back to the room and tells them to go back to sleep!
Next day, everyone seems to be talking about what happened last night, it seems like Yukino seems to think that Natsu did this. The challenge begins, Lahar seems to be the guest today. We remember that Doranbolt seems to has also been invited to see how Fairy Tail’s doing after what happened previously.
He notices Wendy and the others running towards the match up. The next matchup is Pandemonium. It’s time to choose who’s going to participate! From Fairy Tail A, Erza Scarlet, Fairy Tail B is Cana Alberona. From Mermaid Heel is Millianna, from Raven Tail it’s Obra, from Blue Pegasus it’s Hibiki. From Sabertooth, it’s Orga, from Lamia Scale it’s Jura and from Quatro Puppy, it’s Novali.
A large building starts to appear from a large magic circle! Hibiki quickly goes on to scan it quickly. The pumpkin mentions that it’s filled with monsters, there are 100 of them which have been made, so they won’t attack the public! There are classed in D, C, B, A and S. D being the weakest and S being the strongest Special Class!
The rules are, they will go in order to defeat as many of them as they can. They choose a number corresponding to the number of monsters! It’s random so they can get any class. They will go on a circle so they will all get their chance. It’s mentioned that if you’re unable to fight them, then the number of defeated will be counted while the number of undefeated will not.
It’s simple, they start to pick straws. Erza being the first to enter and Cana being the 8th member. It seems like Erza’s got the hand of it, she mentions that it’s not really a competition nor is it a game, she becomes brave enough to have herself challenge the full 100 Monsters! Fairy Tail 166 ends here.
What a crazy episode, it’s awesome to see the tension between Fairy Tail and Sabertooth build up, it’s also awesome to see Erza picking all the monsters at once! Hopefully we’ll get a full episode of her just fighting those crazy monsters during next week’s Fairy Tail 166, titled “100 to 1!”. Can’t wait for it!