Hey guys! If you are a Fairy Tail fan and you read the manga...this is the post for you! If you do not read the manga, this may be a huge spoiler! So don't read further if you do not read Fairy Tail 100 Year Quest manga, because this post contains parts of the new spin-off manga.
That being said, A LOT has been happening in the FT 100 Year Quest, we know Natsu and the gang were sent off on a quest by the Elefseria, the first master of Magia Dragon, that will fulfill any wish to the gang if they seal the five God Dragons. Our happy-go-lucky gang decides to take on the quest and seal the 5 dragons, and they encounter the town where the Water God DRagon resides and get to befriend him. Also, they get trapped by a Dragon Slayer guild that intend to take the power of the Water God Dragon but as usual, Fairy Tail triumphs. Meanwhile, the Fairy Tail guild gets a particular new member by the name of Touka. To everyone's surprise, Touka is in love with Natsu and has joined the Fairy Tail because she is in love with Natsu, right? Well Gajeel's senses Touka is not a as honest as she seems and may have other motives for joining the guild. Gajeel and Juvia decide to investigate further and have unveiled (along with Jellal) that within Touka resides the White Mage that has stolen magic from the Water God Dragon.
Her motive is to turn the world into 'white' believing that too much power accumulation leads to evil. So we know she intends to turn Magnolia into white to prevent the Fairy Guild from accumulating 'too much' magic, but for what? Seems like she has already planned out for the Natsu and the gang to be stranded with the Water God Dragon and turn everything into white. As the White Mage Touka has an encounter with Jellal, the real Touka holds her back and is stopped by Gajeel. Meanwhile, Natsu and the rest are dealing with the Water God Dragon going on a rampage...talk about a disaster in the making. Little did they know that the Water God Dragon was set up by his own comrade, Caramille (a young child saved by the Water God Dragon), she had intentionally let the White Mage steal the power from him so he would not lose control of his power thus ending his life as well as that of the town he resides in. However, the White Mage stole the restriction of his power not the power itself, and making him a servant of hers.
In Chapter 17, Touka expresses her true motives for coming to Magnolia, and finding Wendy. She had hoped to find Wendy and have her remove the White Mage from dwelling inside her. Unfortunately the White Mage also had motives for going to Magnolia, and turning it into white, and controlling the guild. As Natsu and the others fight against the berserk Water God Dragon, the entire Magnolia has fallen under the control of Touka. In Ch. 19 Natsu and the gang are doing their best to fight the Water God Dragon, but all their efforts are for nothing, and are quickly losing footing in the battle. Natsu, being the reckless fighter that he is, takes on the dragon from a different standing point. The Water God Dragon has turned the sea upside down and pulls his magic from it, and Natsu decides to attack from the upside sea and land on top of the dragon. Little does Natsu know that his attack are mere child play to the dragon, and ends up being sucked into the whirlpool of the upside down sea.
Before he is completely taken over the water, a large scaly hand takes hold of Natsu. The creature speaks and tells the Water God Dragon that Natsu is his and will not let him have Natsu. To everyone's surprise, who is the mysterious creature that has taken a hold of Natsu? The concludes the end of Ch 19, and awaiting Ch 20. Any thoughts? Guesses? Personally, I think that somehow Igneel may not be completely dead and if he is dead Natsu was able to summon him. Perhaps the connection between Generation 1 Dragon Slayers and their dragons are able to summon their foster parents? I think somehow the connection between Igneel and Natsu may be so strong that he was able to connect back to his foster father and thus Igneel saved him. This is assuming that Igneel is the one that rescued Natsu, unless there are other dragons that are interested in Natsu. However, knowing that Hiro Mashima holds his characters dearly, I am going to assume Igneel is back! And if he is back, will the other dragon parents be back as well? Guess we will find out in the next issue!