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|The Girl and the Ghost|
Shōjo to bōrē
November 22, 2010
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The Girl and the Ghost (少女と亡霊, Shōjo to bōrē) is the 55th episode of the Fairy Tail anime. It first aired on November 22, 2010.
The Light Team defeats the minor Dark Guilds that have become hindrances in their way. Natsu Dragneel's group successfully recovers Wendy Marvell who had revived Jellal Fernandes. Meanwhile, Gray Fullbuster is left behind to battle one of the Oración Seis, Racer.
Meanwhile, Wendy Marvell is faced with Jellal Fernandes. Happy reminds her of the horrors he committed, but Brain reminds Wendy that she owes him her life. Wendy is paralyzed, unable to do anything. In order to motivate her, Brain fakes an attack on Jellal. Wendy screams, and powerless, falls onto the ground. Happy continues to mention Jellal’s evil actions, but Wendy, still inconsolable, doesn’t believe what Happy is saying. She stands up, and Happy prays for Natsu to get there soon.
Natsu and Gray defeat the last members of Naked Mummy. At that time, Erigor, former ace of Eisenwald Guild, returns. Natsu greets him as if he would greet an old friend, but Erigor has come for revenge. The two start their rematch.
At the same time, Ren Akatsuki and Eve Tearm are using their elements to defeat Dark Unicorn. Elsewhere, the Red Hood Guild members summon some cute goblins who disarm (psychologically) Sherry Blendy and Lyon Vastia. They retreat, but in the meantime, the guild has summoned a gigantic Wyvern. The Lamia Scale delegates defeat without much ado.
Natsu and Erigor's rematch continues. While Erigor has obviously improved, Natsu has improved more. He berates Erigor for his petty reasons for fighting him, and the two get into their final brawl, which sees Natsu as the undisputed winner.
Everyone has concluded their fights, except for Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki. He has been captured and rants to his abductors about his abilities and strength.
Meanwhile, Natsu, Gray and Carla approach Brain’s hideout. Racer is set after them, while Happy is incapacitated by Brain. He orders Wendy to heal Jellal, while Carla and Natsu leave Gray to fight Racer. The two find Happy and Wendy, and, to their shock, Jellal too. Even though it made her feel guilty, Wendy had revived him.
Jellal suddenly attacks Natsu, and surprisingly, Brain too. After they are incapacitated, he leaves. Natsu tries to go after him, but Carla reminds him of Erza Scarlet's condition. So Natsu leaves, with Wendy, Happy and Carla in tow.
Brain gets up and deduces, by Jellal’s actions that he is after Nirvana. Furious, he brands Nirvana as his, and shouts to Cobra to go after Jellal. Cobra, even though nowhere near, listens, and gets on with his job.
Meanwhile, Gray’s and Racer’s battle perseveres. Racer makes Natsu's escaping team precipitate and goes after them, but Gray shields everyone with a gigantic ice formation known as Ice-Make: Rampart. This leaves him visibly fatigued, but Gray tells him that however fast he might be, he will always eat Fairy Tail’s dust.
In the meantime, Jellal has stolen the clothes of an unconscious Erigor, with the only thing in his mind being "Erza".
Characters In Order of Appearance
- Natsu Dragneel & Gray Fullbuster vs. Naked Mummy (started and concluded)
- Natsu Dragneel vs. Erigor: Rematch (started and concluded)
- Ren Akatsuki & Eve Tearm vs. Dark Unicorn (started and concluded)
- Jura Neekis, Lyon Vastia, Sherry Blendy vs. Red Hood (started and concluded)
- Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki vs. Unnamed Dark Guild (started and concluded)
- Natsu Dragneel vs. Jellal Fernandes: Rematch (started and concluded)
- Gray Fullbuster, Lyon Vastia & Sherry Blendy vs. Racer (started)
Magic, Spells, and Abilities used
- Dragon Slayer Magic (滅竜魔法, Metsuryū Mahō)
- Fire Dragon Slayer Magic (火の滅竜魔法, Ka no Metsuryū Mahō)
- Molding Magic (造形魔法, Zōkei Mahō)
- Ice-Make (氷の造形魔法 (アイスメイク), Aisu Meiku)
- Darkness Magic (闇の魔法, Yami no Mahō)
- Wind Magic (風魔法, Kaze Mahō)
- Air Magic (空気魔法, Kūki Mahō)
- Snow Magic (雪魔法, Yuki Mahō)
- Pict Magic (絵画魔法 ピクトマジック, Pikuto Majikku)
- Doll Play Magic (人形磯, Ningyōgeki)
- Earth Magic (土魔法, Tsuchi Mahō)
- Slowing Magic (時間鈍化の魔法, Jikan Donka no Mahō)
- Aera (翼, Ēra)
- Archive (アーカイブ, Ākaibu)
- Heavenly Body Magic (天体魔法, Tentai Mahō)
- Fire Dragon's Iron Fist (火竜の鉄拳, Karyū no Tekken)
- Aerial (エアリアル, Eariaru)
- White Out (ホワイト アウト, Howaito Auto)
- Unison Pict (ユーニッスン ピックト, Yunisson Pikuto)
- Wood Doll (ウッド ドル, Uddo Doru)
- Iron Rock Spikes (岩鉄トゲ, Gan Tetsu Toge)
- Ice-Make: Snow Tiger (白虎 スノータイガー, Sunō Taigā)
- Rock Doll (ロック ドル, Rokku Doru)
- Iron Rock Powder Explosion (岩鉄起爆塵, Gan Tetsu Bakuchiri)
- Fire Dragon's Claw (火竜の鉤爪, Karyū no Kagitsume)
- Emera Baram (翠緑迅 (エメラ・バラム), Emera Baramu)
- Magic Wind Palm
- Ice-Make: Slide
- Heaven Breakdown
- Ice-Make: Rampart (城壁 ランパード, Ranpādo)
- Hand-to-Hand Combat
- Magic Shotgun
- Magic Pens
Manga & Anime Differences
- In the manga, Brain actually stabs Jellal in the upper arm; but in the anime, he purposefully misses and stabs the board behind him, just past his head.
- Jellal is dressed differently; in the anime, he wears a dark, skin-tight ripped vest top, but in the manga, he is topless.
- Brain shot an energy blast near Wendy in the anime to scare her, but he hit her to the ground with his staff in the manga.
- Erigor returns briefly in the anime and battles with Natsu, but this was not in the manga.
- Lamia Scale's and Blue Pegasus' fights were more detailed in the anime, but in the manga it merely showed their enemies defeated.
- Wendy was shown debating as to whether or not she should revive Jellal in the anime and Brain was seen attacking Happy. This was not in the manga.
- Jellal gained his new clothing from an unconscious Erigor in the anime, but from an unknown Naked Mummy member in the manga.