Okay, I think this is Gray’s dad. Don’t know, just got the feel: they look alike, Gray knows the magic but couldn’t remember from where, his name is Silver, and he was in a destroyed village just like Gray’s. And it’s not like Gray has luck with people he consider his family, what’s a Demon Slayer after all that jazz with everyone he loves dying? Maybe his curse will finally have an upside side and Silver will die (if he’s bad and all)?
Maybe he’s even Ultear’s father: she was born with too much power and this guy seems like a badass, she could’ve got it from him.
He could be just another character walsing into the story.
But it would be awesome if he was Gray’s dad. Just saying.
Didn't Gray said that Deloria killed his parents and home? That's why Ur adopted him? I personally think he's Ultear's father uwu
Gray thinks his parents both died that day. As far as we know, he never saw their bodies. He was also a small child at the time and his memory may be faulty or just assumed both parents died. We don’t even know if he was at home when Deliora attacked, or if his father was home.
It makes much more sense for Silver to be related to Gray, and not Ultear for various reasons.
(1) The names. Silver and Gray are both shades of the same color. It can’t be coincidence - Mashima is telling us something with this.
(2) Silver looks like an older Gray - they have the same eyes, same smirk, same hair, etc. They also share an affinity for ice. We already know that magic abilities can be hereditary (Ur - Ultear, Layla - Lucy), so it would make sense that one of Gray’s parents has ice magic too. Gray channeled Silver’s ice magic as well, and thought that it felt somewhat familiar to him - which says to me that he and Silver are related in some way. He must be similar enough to Silver in order for Silver’s magic to recognize Gray.
(3) The backstory would make sense. Silver, thinking his wife and son killed by Deliora, becomes and ice demon-slayer in order to get revenge for his family. Unlike Gray, who had Ur to seal his darkness, Silver just descends into darkness, becoming a leading member of one of the darkest guilds - his only goal in life to destroy the very demons that took everything that mattered away from him.
(4) I love Ultear, but she’s not really relevant to the story anymore, and Gray coming across her father just isn’t very impactful, in my opinion. Gray discovering his own father (or long lost brother, which is also possible, but less likely, in my opinion) is MUCH more productive for character development and plot progression.
I’m not ruling out the possibility he’s related to Ur and Ultear, but I’m putting my bets on Silver being Gray’s dad. If he turns out to be Ultear’s father, it’ll just be a ‘meh’ moment for me, since him being related to Ultear doesn’t matter to me. Ultear’s not there, and even though Gray was close to Ur and Ultear, the most he’s going to feel toward Silver is righteous anger at him for abandoning them. That’s no where near the raw emotion and sheer disbelief Gray will feel if he finds out his father has been alive this whole time. Can you imagine that? Believing your father is dead, only to find out he’s alive, an ice demon-slayer AND pure evil? Gray will question everything that’s happened to him, question every choice he’s made, question his very goodness. It’ll be a great chance for development for Gray, and Silver, who may not know his son is still alive either.
Either way, I’ll respect what Mashima has planned, but Silver being Gray’s father is probably the best route to go, from a good story-writing standpoint (in my opinion) ^_^
Yeah. Sure. Okay. Dude should have been around since the Eisenwald arc if you ask me. And after God Slayer I kind of don’t care what other slayer types there are too. Once you have people claiming to slay gods, everything else is just sounds kinda meh. I’d actually have been more impressed if he were just some crazy powerful ice wizard.
My money’s on him being Ur’s husband. I bet they won’t actually defeat him. He’ll stop when he learns that one of the people he’s fighting is Ur’s pupil, or that his daughter sacrificed herself. Or something.
Sad that Atlas is actually dead, though. He was really cool…
I wonder what did him in. All things considered, it didn’t seem like he’d had a violent death. What is the lifespan of a dragon?
I actually don’t care if Silver is Ultear’s or Gray’s dad, all I can think of is I just really want him to be old friends with Gildarts and these two to meet up, cuz I feel like that’d be a sneak peek into Natsu’s and Gray’s future (¬‿¬)
He’s Gray’s Papa. He’s gotta be - it’s really the only thing that makes sense to me.
I know some people are thinking Ur’s husband/Ultear’s father, but to be honest … their stories are over. In my opinion, as a writer at least, bringing in a character related to two other characters whose parts in the story have ended, would be kinda empty and meaningless to me. Now, if he’s Gray’s dad, that’s some major potential for development for Gray - someone who thinks he’s lost his ENTIRE family (Ur and Ultear included). And not only is his father alive, but he’s one of the big bad guys - it’ll just be a great plot development, in my opinion. (Not to mention the feels)
Silver being Gray’s dad just makes a lot more sense to me than him being related to Ur and Ultear. Also, he looks almost exactly like a 40-year old Gray might - same hair, same eyes, same smirk, same magic, etc. Also, the ruins Silver is in look A LOT like Gray’s old village. And Gray was able to channel Silver’s magic - yes, he’s an ice mage, but that wasn’t just regular ice magic. Which means, in my book, he must be similar enough to Silver that the magic recognized him enough to let Gray channel it. The real test would be for Lyon to channel it, which would debunk my theory, but now that’s impossible for the time being.
Okay, so now we have this Demon Slayer Mage Silver as a counterpart to Gray. Ha ha.
I like Silver’s design, but I kind of wish they’d stop introducing so many “_____ Slayer” mages. It’s cool and all, but it sure is ruining the novelty and rarity of being a Dragon Slayer – or an anything slayer. I mean back when the only Dragon Slayers were like Gajeel and Natsu, I’d get hyped if I heard there was another Dragon Slayer or God Slayer appearing. But now, I hardly bat an eye. And I guess now we get to look forward to demon characters and stuff? Idek.
I wonder if the whole point of the crew’s escapades in Giant Land was to introduce Silver and the E.N.D. magic? Also I’m getting a big confused about the timeline of events … Zeref was around 400 years ago, apparently, and if he cried the first time he saw Natsu (way back in the first arc he ever appeared in) and seemed to imply they’d met before, does that mean Natsu is somehow 400 years old? Would that have something to do with him and Gajeel having mysterious ages and being unable to pass that barrier Freed created while Laxus was still doing his evil-stint?
Anyway, just thinking out loud. I’m interested to see where things go from here. I hope Mashima starts including the other members of Fairy Tail again, because I’m kind of bored of seeing just Team Natsu.