Fairy Tail 416 is an extra special chapter as we find out that END refers to Etherious Natsu Dragneel, Fairy Tail is disbanded as a guild, Natsu goes off for a year to train while others also pursue their own goals. Doranbolt has always been a member of Fairy Tail as he erases everyone’s memories of Lumen Histoire.
Fairy Tail 416 begins a week after the previous chapter with most of Magnolia in ruins, even the other downs have been affected by Face. Lucy is still upset with letting go one of the closest Celestial Spirit, Aquarius. Makarov talks about not actually rebuilding the guild this time. The town folk rebuild the guild but it seems that it’s not going to go their way.
It marks the end of an era, we see Laxus wake up, he seems upset as he mentions that he’s pathetic, as he can’t let this go. At this rate, he won’t be able to protect what’s important to him. Wendy regains her original hair length with the help of her Celestial Spirit from Lucy.
Gajeel is just sleeping everywhere, he’s with Levy at this point. It seems that everyone experienced a painful parting with the dragons. Even Natsu is okay, they’re at their house. They have around 13 million jewels, they say that they should have much more, however it seems that they’ll just work something out.
They write a letter. Elsewhere we see Gray at the grave of Mika, his mother, and Silver who is his father. Juvia arrives and tells him that she has something to say. She mentions that she was the one who took down the necromancer that was controlling Silver. She mentions that she no longer has the right to love Gray. She begins to cry as Gray approaches her.
Juvia mentions that she was the one who killer his father. Gray grabs her as he falls apart in front of her. He begins crying as he thanks Juvia. He falls to the ground as he begins to say sorry, he repeats himself and cries. Juvia mentions that he seems warm as she holds him close.
Now we see Erza who remembers the torture she endured when she begins to think of the time when she was a lot younger. However, she hears a familiar voice telling her that she’ll be okay, and not to worry. It’s Jellal, who tells her that she knows the weakness and strength of man well enough, thus telling her to continue into the path of light like she has done all along.
We now see a group in which it seems that they’ve been recruited by Jellal. Cobra, Midnight, Angel, Racer and Hoteye all appear with Jellal and Meredy who are now part of them, Jellal seems to think that they’ll meet again soon. At Sabertooth, we see Sting, Rogue with Minerva who all return. They all welcome her back with cheers!
We see with Doranbolt and Makarov that the guild building is no longer. Doranbolt mentions that he’s erased the memories of everyone about Lumen Histoire. He’ll do his in a little bit too, however he doesn’t like messing with his own memories. Makarov mentions that he doesn’t have to, now that he’s relieving him of his duties.
Makarov quickly shows Doranbolt that he’s had the Fairy Tail emblem all along! He tells him that he’s always been a part of Fairy Tail, he had erased his own memories to make it easier to sneak into the council. He is the kind of guy who would sacrifice himself to protect the guild. He is shocked about it all. Makarov mentions that it’s all over, everyone has chosen their own path.
It’s the end of an era, and that will provide them the way forward. Fairy Tail will not disband! Lucy goes into her house expecting someone to be there, however she walks in to no one. She see’s a letter with Natsu’s handwriting. He mentions that he and Happy will go on a journey while training and they’ll be back in about a year or so.
Thus he wants her to take care of everything. She begins to run outside to find them, she begins to mentions that if they did something like this, she will be all alone! It seems that everyone is determined to do their part as Gray and Juvia stand tall, so does Erza. Laxus, Gajeel, Wendy, Doranbolt and Makarov have all done their part.
Natsu says that he’s going for now, to which he’ll come back stronger so he can protect all of them. We see Zeref sat down in a place where there seems to no nearly no light. He looks out of the windows into which he mentions that he wants Natsu to try and overtake him, then refers to END, or rather Etherious Natsu Dragneel! Fairy Tail 416 ends here.
An unbelievably long and awesome chapter, it made me happy to see such a wonderful and exciting chapter. Everyone will most likely come back even stronger. Can’t wait to see Fairy Tail 417, titled “Solitary Journey” when we may come back after a years time to see their possible new looks!