Natsu Dragneel, member of the Fairy Tail guild, is known for his heroic actions such as fighting, saving and leading everyone to victory. His dragon slayer magic comes in handy against all the individuals he battles against. However, soon enough, he will also face a match even he won’t survive, that’s why I’m writing this post. To predict the way in which Natsu Dragneel dies (Contains spoilers).
Natsu Dragneel has fought against a great number of strong opponents, and most of the time he’s been able to defeat them. However, individuals such as Zeref, Gildarts and other strong opponents are some that he’s been unable to defeat.
We know that Natsu was born a very long time, he was born during the reign of the Dragons, when they were still alive and roaming. Along with Gajeel, Wendy, Rogue and Sting were sent forward in time, around 400 years where they were tasked with the objective to learn and somehow defeat Acnologia.
Zeref, Anna and Igneel created this plan along with other dragons and thus were sent. The time came when they appeared, but were unable to do any real damage on Acnologia due to the fact that he has grown even stronger. The only real damage that was inflicted upon Acnologia was that Igneel was able to rip out Acnologia’s right arm compared to his whole body being ripped apart.
Natsu took a year off to go and train, Fairy Tail was disbanded however reformed a year later. Before this happened, we saw that Fairy Heart was still in the basement of the guild hall. This begins to Alvarez Empire’s attack on Fairy Tail and the hunt for Fairy Heart, the one weapon strong enough to defeat Acnologia.
Fairy Heart (or previously known as Lumen Histoire) is known to be the strongest magic out of any that currently exists. Ian Dreyar describes it as Fairy Tail’s darkness but Mavis says it’s the opposite. Fairy Heart is a crystallised object held down by some sort of ice with Mavis Vermillion’s body within the object.
It’s not clear what exactly it is, however Mavis described it to be an infinite pool of Magic Power which stems from the power within Mavis’ body due to the Ankhseram’s curse and the failed experiments by Precht in an attempt to resurrect her. It’s also mentioned that the Etherion weapon can fire an infinite number of times with Fairy Heart powering it.
More recently, we saw that Natsu came very close to dying when he developed a tumour which rendered him to fall down, however Brandish reduced the tumour size so small that it will no longer be a factor. This was the first hurdle Natsu probably faced in terms of a life or death situation. The fact that tumours, especially cancers, are ruthless in how they grow and spread.
Brandish reduced the overall size of the tumour within Natsu, but by no means does this mean that it won’t develop, grow and affect him in the future. Transforming into a benign tumour, it could have potentially affected him in other parts of his body and also affect him there.
Natsu had a pretty intense battle against his older brother, Zeref Dragneel. While training for a year, he developed a strong magic left by Igneel in order to kill Zeref once and for all, thus ending the charge onto Fairy Tail. Natsu fought hard, but he also found out everything, the fact that he travelled through time, they’re both brothers, and the fact that he is none other than END (Etherious Natsu Dragneel).
Natsu was shocked, he didn’t know how to react except to keep on fighting. Zeref even showed him the END book and pierced through to show him that what he says is true. Happy realises this, and thus if Natsu kills Zeref here and now, the battle will end, but so will Natsu’s life. Happy stops him and begs him to return to the guild because he doesn’t want to lose him. After this, Zeref transforms and mentions that Natsu will no longer gain the chance to kill him.
The connection between Natsu and Zeref has been revealed, Natsu is Zeref’s little brother who was created using the magic developed by Zeref known as Etherious, therefore Natsu is a Demon from his book. Another way in which Natsu will die is the fact that if Zeref dies, so will Natsu.
The next few points are what I believe will occur, therefore they are my predictions in what will truly happen, and how the Fairy Tail series will potentially end.
So, I believe that the attack from the Alvarez kingdom will be successful, although many of the Fairy Tail individuals will be imprisoned and not killed, they won’t be able to get out or do anything major from this point on.
The eliminations which Acnologia has began, starting with God Serena will continue onto others who have Dragon Slayer magic, I am not entirely sure if Acnologia will battle or kill the other dragon slayers, but it’s quite the possibility as he’s one-shotting everyone see’s. If he killed all individuals who came in his way, then it’s fully possible that Zeref vs Acnologia vs Natsu will occur.
It’s been written in the Fairy Tail history that the battle between Zeref vs Acnologia vs Natsu will occur. Dark Mage, Black Dragon and Fire Dragon Slayer will fight and thus there can only be one winner, as mentioned during the Grand Magic arc. While this battle occurs, it might be a little weird as Natsu can’t possibly attack or kill Zeref because he’s his brother and a demon from his book, so it’s most likely that they might lend each other a hand and fight against Acnologia.
During this point, I also believe that Natsu’s true power will flourish, the END book will be opened and thus END will come to life, this will turn Natsu into a real animal and cause him to go out of control causing all kinds of trouble for everyone and everything as he rips everything apart.
This is when Mavis steps in, as Natsu has the Fairy Tail insignia on him, she will use the power within Fairy Heart to allow him to control this new found power, bringing him back from being controlled by END and thus save his life. On top of which, she will use the enormous power behind Fairy Heart and transfer the metaphorical “Fairy Heart” into Natsu’s body.
In turn what this will allow is that Natsu will be free from Zeref’s curse, he no longer has any attachments to Zeref apart from him being his older brother. This will then allow Natsu the ability to use this power to fight against both Acnologia and Zeref. This will exhaust the Fairy Heart’s magic and see both Zeref and Acnologia dead.
Thus, it causes the curse on both Zeref and Mavis to disable and bringing peace to both and finally pass on. Fairy Heart allowed for Natsu to be free from all curses from Zeref, that is why when he died, Natsu lived. At this point in time, we also see Mavis, along with all the members of Fairy Tail and other guild. Zera, Warrod, Precht and Yuri’s spirits all show up, she says her goodbye and joins them.
So, how does Natsu die? Well he doesn’t, like any protagonist, they won’t die because something will always come up where they’ll be able to somehow find a loophole somewhere and somehow live. Therefore, I predict that Natsu will die of old age. You didn’t see that coming did you? Comment in the comment section below telling me what you thought of this article.