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However, inversely, Acnologia's motives are also shrouded in mystery, as even with one arm he, according to Zeref, has the power to rule the world yet elects not . years before present time, after Natsu was ressurected by Zeref, Zeref Then, after Acnologia appears during Fairy Tail's fight with Tartaros, Igneel finally . We don't know who he was before or after he became a Dragon slayer, his real connection to Zeref, even the information on how he became a.
Zeref warns Larcade that his magic is not just having an affect on their enemies but on their allies as well. Realizing his error, Larcade quickly stops his spell before he is confronted by Yukino who attempts to attack him because of his magic causing her sister to faint but Larcade subdues her and uses his magic on her before she is saved by Kagura. Kagura questions as to why a person using such pure magic would serve the evil Zeref as Larcade reveals to the Mermaid Heel Mage that Zeref is his "father".
When questioned about this, Larcade gives the gathered mages his full name and his status as Zeref's "son". Yukino and Lector note on how Zeref and Larcade have the same the last name as Natsu before he reveals to them that Natsu is his "father's" younger brother thereby making him larcade's "uncle" which greatly shocks them. Larcade states he wished to finally meet his uncle as it appears Zeref holds him in higher regard than him his own son which he deems unforgivable, showing that he harbors jealously towards Natsu.
After a fierce one sided battle, Larcade defeats Kagura before planning to use his magic on her and the other mages present. Later on, August who has defeated Crime Sorceire walks away from his defeated foes after revealing to a shocked Jellal of Zeref having a son that never knew love and remarks to himself that the only one who could possibly defeat his majesty's child it would be his mother who turns out to be Mavis Vermillion, how this is possible is unknown. Meanwhile as he was being tended to by Porlyuscia, the elderly mage doctor informs everyone that Natsu's condition goes beyond her field of expertise.
As Natsu laid unconscious, his body started to smoke and become ice cold as his friends cry out his name. Natsu's mind drifted into his subconscious while there Natsu met with Zeref.
Natsu immediately attacked what he thought to be Zeref but was told that he is not the real Zeref instead a projection who informs Natsu his death will come very soon and it is for that reason he has come to guide Natsu through some of his lost memories.
Zeref requests Natsu calls him "big brother" while they are together for the time being but Natsu refuses and demands answers. Zeref then shows Natsu their time together as children before showing him their parents and reveals that the family lived in a small peaceful village which later got destroyed by a dragon. A surprised Natsu soon sees the death of his parents and that of himself as well as his subsequent revival as E.
D before Zeref recalls already telling Natsu about this as he later entrusted him in the care of Igneel. Zeref further explains that Natsu had later met the other dragon slayers and states that their lack of recollection on these matters is most likely due to the Dragon Soul Seal and their awakening in X This likely explains why Natsu didn't recognize Zeref on Tenrou Island or his recalling Wendy's name in their meeting.
Zeref soon disappears and is replaced by Sting who explains to the confused Natsu that his subconscious erased Zeref's presence and that if Natsu follows him he'll arrive at his answer."Acnologia's Past Revealed" - Acnologia's Secret Power - Anna x Acnologia- Fairy Tail Chapter 485+
Natsu questions this as Sting states he'll find out the true identity of what it is that lurks inside his body. In reality, the real Sting saves Yukino and the others from Larcade and angrily comments on how he smells similar to Natsu as Larcade smirks at this. Sting questions Larcade, as Lector and Yukino both inform Sting of Larcade's relation to Natsu and Zeref as the latter is confused about the stench being too similar until Larcade informs him that Natsu is also essentially Zeref's child because he is a demon from Zeref's book before attacking Sting.
Afterwards, Larcade overpowers Sting and when questioning him as to why he was fighting for the sake of guild that wasn't his own; Sting informed Larcade it was for the sake of his friends and that of Natsu's.
Larcade then tells Sting that he will be the one to kill Natsu having decided on that for years. After Sting achieves White Shadow Dragon Mode, he tells Larcade that he's been following Natsu for years and right now he is standing in his way as the latter states he will kill Natsu while calling Sting a weakling who can't stand up to him. With that Sting strikes Larcade engages in a fierce battle with the Shield of Spriggan who performs a powerful spell while stating none can resist it which is why his father has entrusted him with the task of defeating Acnologia.
However, after a long time passes Sting manages to overpower Larcade with a powerful attack as disbelieving Larcade can only weakly call out for his father before losing consciousness. Inside the Fairy Tail Guild, Zeref having sensed Larcade's helplessness can sit only with a solemn look on his face.
Elsewhere in Natsu's subconscious, Sting is replaced by Rogue who tells Natsu the truth about his scarf as he learns Lucy's ancestor Anna who Natsu confuses for Lucy made it out of Igneel's fallen scales which changed colors. Zeref reappears to tell his younger brother that his "death" has drawn near stating the answers lay ahead for Natsu.
In reality, as everyone is worried for Natsu's well-being the latter mutters he will defeat Zeref in his sleep as Happy breaks down in tears while accidentally revealing to all that if Zeref were to be killed then Natsu will die along with him.
In his subconscious, Wendy appears and tells Natsu about the creation of Dragon Slayer magic as he expresses his anger about the guide in his mind constantly changing. Gajeel soon appears and berates Natsu as this was his subconscious' way to restore his lost memories and he along with Wendy proceed to tell an annoyed Natsu that he is getting closer to his answer.
Natsu continues his mental journey but Wendy and Gajeel are no longer present but a projection of Igneel appears to tell Natsu about the dragon seed. He reveals that is what causes dragon slayers to transform into dragons but because he entered Natsu's body by using the dragon soul, he managed to stop its growth. He states it shouldn't be growing anymore as Natsu states it probably because Igneel left his body but the dragon states that's not the case due to their being one more seed in Natsu's body which is called the demon seed which is the proof of natsu's demon status.
Igneel states the two seeds are trying to merge together which is what is happening to Natsu's body right now. A shocked Natsu asks Igneel is this the reason of why he's dying, to which his foster father solemnly confirms as Natsu gives off a sad look.
Natsu begins to lament his impending death before Igneel hits on the head telling him he would die if the seeds fuse but if he chooses one of them he'll either become a demon or a dragon. He then asks Natsu his choice as the latter states he won't become neither as no matter what he is human as Igneel compliments his choice stating that though Natsu was revived as a demon and raised as a dragon he was human.
With this choice, the seeds in Natsu's body break as Igneel tells Natsu to rise on his feet as the latter thanks his foster father. Natsu wakes up to find himself with Happy and Lucy the latter being naked to warm up Natsu's bodyhe partially informs them of his journey and how he believes he is human though it is unknown whether this is fully true. The group is interrupted when a light engulfs them. After Universe One wears off, Natsu and the others are sent to Lucy's apartment where Natsu states they will begin their journey to their guild.
Natsu and his group soon meet Brandish and shrunken Dimaria who expresses her fear of Natsu as he states his lack recollection on the beating he gave her. When Porlyusica, Evergreen and an unconscious Juvia arrive they question if the group on where Gray is before they all feel the might of August's power before the Shield of Spriggan fights against Gildarts.
With that being settled, Natsu starts to run telling Lucy that he knows where Gray is. Meanwhile at the Fairy Tail Guild, Zeref tells an unidentified person that he never expected to see them arrive mentioning he expected Jellal or Laxus to show up calling his anticipation a disappointment.
The person turns out to be a wounded Gray who tells Zeref to leave the Guild as he is sitting in his spot. Zeref muses out an apology to his brother for what is about to occur. As Zeref and Gray stare each other down, the black mage revealed that he is fully aware of Gray being best friends with his brother and of his tragic past caused by one of his demons. Gray is surprised that Zeref knows of him as Zeref reveals that he also knows of Lucy, Happy, Erza, Wendy and Gajeel stating one must know of their enemies.
Gray skips to the point by asking Zeref what his goal was as Zeref answered it was to procure Fairy Heart. Rebuking this, Gray mentions Zeref's massive army and his immortality questioning why he wanted more power as Zeref states with Fairy Heart he will be able to defeat Acnologia causing Gray to express shock.
Zeref states with that in mind he wouldn't mind help if Gray would offer as Gray became annoyed with this. Zeref then tells Gray that his full goal isn't something as insignificant as that and off-screen divulges his plan to Gray as the latter becomes terrified at the unknown plan.
Zeref then tells Gray that not even his subordinates know of his intentions before stating he will kill Gray so as to cause the final trigger in Natsu to awaken his full abilities. However, Gray tells Zeref he will defeat him but Zeref states it is impossible as he is immortal though does state if he does then Natsu will die.
D for the pain he went through but realized it was pointless stating no matter what Natsu was his friend. Amused Zeref tells Gray that he will lose his friend either way if he dies or if Gray dies but he is told there is another way to defeat Zeref without killing him before using a powerful spell called Iced Shell which he combines with a lost type of magic which will erase the existence and memories of the caster from those who know them. Zeref is surprised Gray would use this spell but states it will only freeze him as Gray states killing him would mean Natsu's death so he came up with a strategy that won't endanger his friend.
Zeref states that Gray would die from the use and it would be in vain as the ice will melt one day and he would be released but Gray states by that time peace would've return and its his guild's victory. Natsu soon arrives and stops Gray from using his spell as Zeref smiles at his brother's arrival. Natsu berates Gray for his second attempt at the Iced Shell as Gray says his recent actions state he doesn't belong in the guild as Natsu states his own actions are no better while asking Gray if they are friends.
Grays says that if Natsu defeats Zeref he would die which Zeref confirms by saying victory or defeat; either way Natsu will die which is his destiny. In response, Natsu tells his brother that he doesn't intend on dying and that he will burn his destiny if he has to.
Amused by his brother's words, Zeref informs him that he had to accept his destiny as a cursed being as he removes his emperor's robes and prepares for his second fight with Natsu. Natsu and Zeref face off with one another again only this time Natsu is overwhelmed due to not having the power to keep up with Zeref. The Black Mage taunts his younger brother for his lack of Igneel's power while Natsu tells Zeref that he still has his own power but before the fight can continue everyone senses an incredible magical presence Acnologia.
Zeref remarks that Irene's attempts to buy time have run out and tells his brother that he must die for the sake of humanity and for his plans to succeed. As the fight between the two brothers continue, Natsu begins to improve and gets an equal footing with Zeref who expresses excitement at his brother's power. Meanwhile, a wounded Larcade travels through Magnolia determined to protect his father. Eventually Natsu's friends leave at the behest of Mavis Vermillion who telepathically says his fate depends on them.
Natsu assures his friends that he won't lose in the fight. After Natsu lands a decisive blow against him, the affects of the latter's curse begin to emerge Zeref remarks that while he must finish their fight he cannot help but express his excitement as Natsu grows irritated at Zeref's words.
As this was happening, Natsu was overcome by a sudden sensation and turns to see Larcade for the first time who has made his way to the guild and has placed a slumber spell on the dragon slayer. Natsu questions Larcade's identity as Zeref is surprised at larcade's arrival while an excited Larcade calls out to his father relieved that he made in time to protect him. Natsu is shocked to hear Larcade call Zeref his father but struggles to keep himself awake from the spell.
True to his earlier promise to Sting, Larcade tells his "father" to kill Natsu while he is flustered in order to be free of his younger brother's interference. While Larcade revels in excitement about finally being able to kill Natsu, Zeref under the effects of his curse grows increasingly angered with Larcade's actions.
In a flashback to when Mavis's body was placed in a lacrima, Precht is confused by the fact that Mavis' body still contained life and was conflicted over whether he should kill it or let it live before he ultimately decided to allow it to live. The flashback ended with a crazed Zeref blasting a hole through Larcade's body, coldly telling the latter not to interfere with the fight. Natsu was shocked at Zeref's actions as was Larcade who is sent crashing to the ground. Critically wounded Larcade questions Zeref's reason for attacking him, Zeref stomps on Larcade's wound while stating he has no child and reveals that Larcade is really a demon from the book of Zeref who was given the last name Dragneel due to him being the strongest of Zeref's attempts in creating E.
Zeref then calls the crying and pleading Larcade a "good for nothing failure" before cruelly kicking him away for interrupting his fight with Natsu. Infuriated at this display, Natsu shouts at Zeref to stop this as Zeref tells Natsu to continue their fight while a spectating Larcade breaks down.
Later on, while fighting Gildarts, August is revealed to be the true child of Zeref and Mavis having been born through unknown means and was abandoned by Precht forcing him to live a hard childhood until by complete chance he met his father.
It turns out that August retained his memories of his parents and while Zeref was unaware of who August truly was he took him back to his country and gave him the name of the month that he met Mavis who August heavily resembled in.
This revelation makes August, Natsu's real nephew likely explaining why he recognized his uncle. August is soon defeated when it turns out that he uses copy magic and Gildarts with the help of Cana exploits this news by using his prosthetic arm and destroys August's staff.
August emerges from the rubble and resorts to using a sacrificing spell that will destroy Magnolia just as he is about to use he watches Gildarts hug his daughter before recalling what he told Jellal. August soon reflects on how only his mother could defeat him before catching a glimpse of her causing him to relent in his spell of destroying the city to resort to killing himself. Before dissipating into nothingness, August telepathically contacts Mavis and tell her that he always wanted to be held by her and calls her mother as Mavis turns to hear his faint voice only to see nobody behind her.
At Fairy Tail, Larcade writhes on the ground in pain at his wound while still calling Zeref his father as the latter tells him to cease calling him that stating once more what Larcade is to him a demon he created from a book. Zeref states he does not have children or family as Natsu intently watches this. As Larcade continues to cry, Zeref angrily blasts him once more as he shouts at him to get out of his sight as he slowly dies Larcade weakly calls Zeref "father" before he is completely destroyed.
Natsu berates Zeref for his actions of killing his friend as Zeref states that Larcade was not a friend of his or his child as he is about to finish his sentence Natsu punches him stating there's no such thing as a parent who doesn't care for their child.
Elsewhere in Magnolia, Mavis is approached by Lucy, Gray and Happy who question her plan as she reveals that she carries the book of E. Happy notes on how it belongs to Natsu as Mavis tells them that when Natsu defeats Zeref she will erase the black wizard and at the moment they will save Natsu through unknown means.
Mavis states that in order for it to be a success no one must enter the guild. Back at Fairy Tail, Zeref notes on how he struggled in his entire life with his curse and how could never truly be allowed happiness or forgiveness for his vile crimes. At that second, Natsu angrily grabs and tells Zeref that life isn't about being allowed or not allowed anything but instead about making his own happiness stating that's what a family is.
While Erza, Gray, and Juvia's battles continue, Jura takes out Olga with a single strike and attempts to do the same with Laxus. However, Laxus recovers quickly, and the two engage in a duel. Sting, their last opponent, comes out of hiding and challenges Fairy Tail, intending to claim victory by taking out all five battle-weary wizards at once. However, seeing the five wizards' determination causes Sting to falter and forfeit to Fairy Tail, allowing them to win the Grand Magic Games.
Millianna then reunites Sting with Lector, having found the Exceed during the games. When Hisui tells Darton that Sting's surrender is the outcome foretold to her, she initiates Eclipse 2, the Eclipse Cannon. In Mercurius, Arcadios confronts Hisui at Eclipse, where the princess reveals that her advisor from the future is not Lucy, but a man; the advisor reveals himself to be Rogue after using his shadow powers to wipe out the soldiers attacking Natsu's group.
After telling the group that he comes from a timeline where Lucy closes Eclipse before it can be used against the dragon horde, Rogue fires a magic blade to kill her. However, her future self jumps in the way to intercept the attack, which kills her instead. Grief-stricken by her sacrifice, Natsu engages Rogue in battle.
After exiting the castle, Lucy and the others meet Hisui as the princess prepares to open Eclipse. Crocus is evacuated while Hisui's father, King Toma E. Fiore, requests that the wizards remain in the city to help fight any dragons that survive the Eclipse Cannon's attack.
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When Eclipse opens, Lucy suddenly says they must close the gate and moves to do so. To the horror of everyone present, dragons from the distant past suddenly begin to emerge from the gate, which has been sabotaged by Rogue's future self to remain open under the eclipsed moon. Lucy and Yukino summon the twelve zodiac spirits, who use their power to close Eclipse, leaving only seven dragons outside.
Future Rogue takes command of the dragons and orders them to lay waste to Crocus; the wizard guilds fight the dragons, but are completely overpowered and unable to harm them with their magic. Recovering from his injuries, Natsu appears on the city rooftops to confront Rogue again. Realizing only dragon slayer magic can harm the dragons, Natsu calls out to the dragon slayers in the city to fight against them. As the dragon slayers fight each dragon, Wendy encounters Zirconis, whom she is reluctant to fight.
However, after Zirconis mercilessly strips Lucy and the soldiers of their clothes in preparation of eating them, Wendy resolves to defeat him.
Zirconis tosses Lucy away, sending her crashing into Natsu; when Lucy complains about the situation with Zirconis, Natsu gets an idea and immediately returns to the battle. Lucy discovers her future self's notebook among the rubble. Meanwhile, Jellal comes to Erza's aid in the city, but is confronted by a furious Millianna.
While Atlas Flame attempts to shake him off, Natsu's technique reminds him of Igneel, whom Atlas Flame says is his friend. When Natsu reveals Igneel to be his adoptive father, Atlas Flame is freed from Future Rogue's control and assists Natsu in fighting him. Meanwhile, Rogue's present self is horrified to learn from one of the dragons that his future self is responsible for the attack on Crocus. Ultear plots to kill Rogue while eavesdropping on him, therefore undoing his future self's plan.
She prepares to kill Rogue, who remains disheartened by his future self's actions until Sting arrives and reinvigorates him. Ultear loses her resolve and determines she no longer has the right to live for attempting to kill an innocent person. Meanwhile, the wizards continue to struggle against the miniature dragons.
Gray rushes to shield Juvia from the mini dragons' blasts and is shot to death with lasers. Ultear decides to atone for her lifelong misdeeds by using the spell to avert the dragons' arrival in the present.
Afterward, she discovers that only one minute has been reversed and collapses. As a result of her spell, however, the wizards avoid their own deaths, including Gray's. At Mercurius, Lucy reunites with her friends near Eclipse and, using her future self's notebook, she reveals that they can return Future Rogue and the dragons to their respective time periods by destroying Eclipse.
In the sky, Natsu realizes that Frosch is dead in Future Rogue's timeline, which Rogue confirms is the cause of his own corruption.
The dragons, Rogue, and the alternate Lucy's body disappear into their respective timelines as a result; the alternate Lucy awakens in a golden grassland and meets the spirits of her friends who were killed in her timeline.
As he disappears, Rogue tells Natsu to protect Frosch in one year's time, shocking him with the mysterious name of Frosch's killer. While there, everyone is troubled when they realize Natsu's absence.
Meanwhile, the Saber Tooth wizards reconcile with Yukino and offer to let her return to their guild. Fairy Tail and the other wizards begin to argue over letting Yukino join their respective guilds, resulting in a massive brawl. They calm down when Arcadios announces the king's appearance, only to discover Natsu impersonating the king as a practical joke. Later, Toma forgives Hisui for her role in the nearly causing Fiore's destruction after he punishes her to wear a pumpkin mask for one week.
He also reveals that Cobra has turned himself in, and forewarns them about the dark guild Tartaros. The two later receive a letter written by Ultear from an elderly woman that informs them about her sacrifice, unaware that the woman is Ultear, aged as a result of her magic.
On his carriage ride back to Magnolia, Gray recognizes Ultear on the road and grieves for her, realizing that she is the one who saved his life. Feeling at peace with herself, Ultear privately bids her loved ones farewell. As a gift, the city mayor unveils the guild's original guildhall, newly renovated. Afterwards, Natsu and his friends embark on a mission to save a village that has been flooded with mud by a "mole" a giant mudskipper.
Learning from the villagers that the monster is looking for a mate, the wizards trick Lucy into capturing it, after which Virgo finds a female "mole" a giant crayfish for the male to mate with. Later, Mavis finds Zeref at the forest near Magnolia, where he reveals that the conflict at the Grand Magic Games has inspired him to destroy mankind for their continuing conflicts; Mavis responds that Fairy Tail will destroy him instead.
Rogue desperately searches for Frosch alongside Sting, Lector, and Yukino, asking several wizards for Frosch's whereabouts. The group eventually finds Frosch trying to return to the Saber Tooth guildhall alone, and decide to follow in secret, averting various hazards to Frosch along the way.
After spending the entire day searching, Frosch ends up at the Fairy Tail guildhall by mistake, to Rogue's dismay. In a flashback, Erza learns during the game that a bandit named Moulin Rouge has been posing as a member of Fairy Tail in order to commit crimes. Erza tracks down and subdues Moulin Rogue, who confesses that she is unable to find work to pay for medicine for her pet mouse, Sonny.
Each spirit's request gradually exhausts Lucy until she passes out from summoning all of her Zodiac spirits in a row after performing a comedy routine for an angered Aquarius.
Natsu and Lucy embark on a job to investigate major changes in celestial bodies, but when they arrive at the supposed destination, they find that the job is a trap and are attacked by a giant sea slug.
Lucy tries summoning her Zodiac spirits to fight, but they ignore her calls. Meanwhile, Yukino visits the Fairy Tail guildhall and reveals that she is unable to summon Libra and Pisces as well. The twelve Zodiac spirits appear before Lucy with their appearances and personalities drastically altered, and their memories of Lucy erased. Leo voids his and the other spirits' contracts with their owners, saying that they desire "complete freedom".
Researching a book brought by Yukino, Levy discovers that the spirits aim to perform a ritual called Liberam that will grant them complete freedom from their owners. Lucy, Yukino, and Levy visit the Magic Library in search of a globe required for the ritual, but are attacked by the corrupted Virgo.
Meanwhile, Natsu enters the celestial world, convinced that fighting the spirits will return them to normal. He is forced out of the celestial world in battle against Taurus and crash lands into the library, allowing Virgo to escape with the globe while the others are distracted. Afterward, Levy reveals that the spirits will die twelve days after completing Liberam. They encounter Hisui and Arcadios, who reveal that the Zodiac spirits' change and weather phenomena are side effects of Eclipse's destruction.
Feeling responsible for the situation, Hisui presents the wizards with a case containing magic keys that will allow them to forcibly close the spirits' gates. However, the case is stolen by the Eclipse form of Pisces, who appear as a mother shark and son kappa.
After the group fails to recover the keys, Arcadios reveals the stolen case to be a decoy, and that he possesses the real keys. Lucy tries to reason with her spirits, but they refuse to relent despite knowing that their lives will be forfeit by performing Liberam.
The rest of Fairy Tail arrives to fend off the spirits, who challenge the wizards to stop them. Armed with Hisui's gatekeys, the wizards each follow the spirits into a different pocket dimension, with Elfman battling and successfully sealing Taurus away.
Midway through their battle, the two girls take a break and eat ice cream together, befriending each other before Aquarius resumes the fight.
During his battle with Leo in another dimension, Natsu's is swallowed by a sudden wave of magic and falls into Aquarius's dimension, where he fights Aquarius on the park's Ferris wheel.
Their attacks destroy the ride and cause Aquarius to fall, but Wendy saves her and convinces her to return to the spirit world. Celestial Deck" "Girudo Dekki vs. Meanwhile, Cana faces off against Scorpio in a card battle game that pits simulacra of Cana's guildmates against the other Eclipse spirits.
Cana struggles to grasp the rules of the game, but quickly discovers that both she and Scorpio make up the rules as they play and is able to outsmart Scorpio, eventually allowing her to play her strongest card, Gildarts. Meanwhile, Cancer challenges Gray to a dance battle. When Gray admits he can't dance, Cancer gives him a pair of magic shoes and casts a spell on him that removes his inhibitions, turning Gray into a master dancer.
This backfires when Gray infatuates Cancer with his dancing skills, allowing him to defeat the spirit while he is distracted. After Natsu destroys a statue in the temple, a thirteenth gate appears in Astral Spiritus, which Hisui and Arcadios decide to investigate.
Meanwhile, Juvia searches for Aries in an arid desert realm. Aries attacks Juvia after her water magic is weakened by the heat, leaving her defenseless. However, Juvia senses a water coolant in Aries's magic four-wheeler and soaks herself in it, regaining her strength and defeating Aries. Meanwhile, Sagittarius challenges Erza to three horseriding contests: During their final match—a horseback battle on a minefield—Erza defeats Sagittarius by riding on his back and forcing him onto a cluster of mines.
In Ophiuchus's dimension, Leo appears and reveals Ophiuchus's true form as a colossal serpent, and prepares to hold the Liberam ritual again.
Natsu battles Leo to interrupt him while Wendy, Happy, and Carla try in vain to retrieve the ritual globe. Leo weakens Natsu by absorbing his flames to strengthen his own dark magic, but Natsu eventually reverses the situation by consuming Leo's flames and using them against the spirit, defeating him. After Natsu returns Leo to the spirit world, the wizards discover Ophiuchus reciting a ritual chant in his place.