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Zeref: Antagonist or…?

I tried very hard to ignore the urge to read Fairy Tail, based on the sheer hope that it really will resume in April but I decided to pick up where I left off yesterday – at Chapter 330 – and ended up finishing it…in less than probably two hours. I wish I could do the same for Shingeki no Kyojin and just read the damn manga, but I am still blindly – foolishly – holding on to that hope that there will be a second season; no matter how far that seems to be in coming.

For the sake of those who haven’t read up to the latest chapter, I won’t discuss it but I was given my fair share of tearjerker moments, though I didn’t expect to get those reactions from just reading the manga. And that’s probably a sign that I am so invested in these characters, I have a certain appreciation for each one, and I was affected when they had unfortunate moments.

Zeref 2Zeref is probably one of the most interesting antagonists I’ve ever come across. He really does nothing of himself and is pretty passive, but his blind followers are who usually cause most of the trouble for Fairy Tail. And his demons…

I’m trying to understand him and his objectives. During the Tenroujima arc, he made it pretty clear that he wanted to be destroyed – by Natsu – but now, at the current point that the manga is at, I’m confused. Maybe I’m not reading to understand but in my haste to finish, I just breezed through everything.

Zeref is one of the most powerful and deadliest wizards in Fiore. All the demons he created was made with the purpose of destroying any and everything. As a side thought, sometimes I wondered if he actually created Zero but then again that man just has a very sick obsession with killing everything.

In the past, Zeref was a ruthless killer and cared nothing for humanity but, in the Tenroujima arc, he doesn’t seem as bad as the legends surrounding him have purported. He probably isn’t evil at all but what he has done has passed that judgement down on him. There is also the fact that he is cursed. He isolated himself from everything, hates himself and wants to die. In his immortality, I expected him to be in control of his powers but it seems that when he is emotionally unstable, his powers are triggered without any premeditation.  He wanted Natsu to destroy him but Natsu isn’t strong enough yet and I guess that disappointment made him use his powers without knowing it whenever he came into contact with a member of Fairy Tail.

Like Jellal, I think, he wanted to atone for his sins of causing turmoil and mass destruction in some way. Having Natsu kill him would have been a means to that end, but Natsu cannot do it. And now, he told Mavis that he plans to destroy the world. Because of the cycle of hatred, killing and disunity present among humanity, he has grown tired of hoping for some change and probably wants to purge the world of everything that is wrong with it.

He also told Mavis that if the world kept rejecting him, then he would do the same but isn’t Zeref warped in thinking that way? He hasn’t done anything to make anyone want to accept him; and during his moments of introspection and resolves, no one is around to witness that he is contrite. Isolating himself isn’t enough when the demons he created still carry out his past purpose. He isn’t very fair in thinking that way.

What he should destroy is Acnologia.

AcnologiaBut then, it seems that he controls Acnologia since he was the one to summon him to destroy Tenrou island.

Also, why is it that Absolute Zero’s scent reminds Natsu of Gray?? D:

Absolute Zero

I don’t like this…

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This entry was posted on February 23, 2014 by in Anime Ramblings and tagged , , , .
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