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When Mavis tells Fairy Tail her past with Zeref, the latter mentions to wanting see Natsu who he seems to recognize (due to the latter's relationship to Zeref). Note: If you're not up to date with the FT's manga or don't even follow it, then the information + images which I'm posting here will be spoilers. Fairy Tail Guild wizard . During a fight between Zeref and Natsu, the latter revealed his relationship to Natsu and the Dragon Slayer's status as E.N.D. Though.
Zeref remarked that he wanted to settled things with Natsu but Acnologia interfered but promises to bring Natsu more despair should he live through the Dragon King's onslaught.
Having recovered the Book of E. Natsu soon witnessed the death of his foster father Igneel by Acnologia's hand and breaks down in tears.
Natsu tells Igneel that he had been searching for him for years and now that he's found him the latter is dying. However, Igneel reminds Natsu of what he taught him and tells Natsu to stand which he does and promises to defeat Acnologia. Later at unknown location, Zeref ominously remarks that Natsu has to try and surpass him while calling the dragon slayer "Etherious Natsu Dragneel" revealing that Natsu is E.
After a series of events, he was successful in reforming the Guild. Elsewhere Zeref recounted his past at trying to revive his dead younger brother, the events which led to him becoming cursed and creating the demons of his books as well managing to successfully revive his brother as E. D Etherious Natsu Dragneel his last and most powerful demon. Zeref stopped talking to Natsu's book promising to speak with the real Natsu about Igneel and Mavis another day.
Zeref soon journeyed through a rocky area to meet with a mysterious individual where upon meeting that person he notes on the form they chose before taunting them on their lost arm. The person turns out to be Acnologia in his human form who question Zeref's reason for a meeting as both he and Zeref acknowledge their great power but not doing anything with it.
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However, Zeref tells Acnologia that he will eradicate him and humanity before noting on how Acnologia has been waiting for someone to truly challenge and tells he will make him truly fight. The Black Mage tells the Dragon King to keep waiting as the final battle between the Dragon, Humanity and the Immortal approaches causing Acnologia to smile.
Zeref tried to kill Makarov hoping to enrage Natsu but Mest saved him. Natsu was angered to learn Zeref was the Emperor of the Alvarez Empire while Zeref was pleased that Natsu was on the island. When Mavis tells Fairy Tail her past with Zeref, the latter mentions to wanting see his brother in the flashback. Prior to the invasion, when the fairy tail mages were wondering of how to defeat Zeref with Natsu stating he will take care of Zeref as he has a secret weapon in preparation for defeating him but could only use it once.
After defeating the first wave of the invasion, Natsu and Happy snuck off so that Natsu could face Zeref while the latter smiles for Natsu's arrival.
Natsu went to confront Zeref and after taking down many soldiers Zeref appeared. When Natsu remarked on how easy it was to get his attention, Zeref stated he wanted to see Natsu as soon as possible. Natsu then battled Zeref while using the power he inherited from Igneel managing to overwhelm Zeref. Pleased by this display, Zeref thanked those who made it possible for him to finally die with those being Igneel, Anna, Layla, Mavis and his dear younger brother Natsu who hits him with a powerful attack.
Zeref ultimately survived the attack as Natsu prepared to attack him once more but Zeref stopped him in order to finally reveal the truth.
Zeref tells Natsu his full name is Zeref Dragneel and states he is Natsu's older brother. Zeref went on recounting that four hundred years ago their family was attacked by dragons and that Natsu was killed along with their parents.
Zeref explained that he underwent research in order to revive Natsu and using the body of the original Natsu Dragneel and a combination of his magic he was able to resurrect Natsu as E.
D Etherious Natsu Dragneelhis last and most powerful demon. Though shocked, Natsu denied this revelation by bringing up Igneel's failure to defeat E. Zeref also explained how Igneel chose not to kill Natsu because he loved him too much to harm him.
Even with all this information, Natsu refused to believe it before Zeref proved his story by showing that damaging the Book of E. An injured Natsu was forced to listen as Zeref explained everything: Zeref states this was also a way for him to make Natsu stronger, so that one day he would be able to destroy Zeref. Zeref ended his tale by stating he lived out those four hundred years awaiting Natsu's arrival reflecting on how hard it was but Natsu soon lost his patience and charged at his brother, refusing to believe anything else Zeref is telling him.
Making no attempt to defend himself, Zeref revealed one more thing if he dies then so will Natsu as he is his creation. The dragon slayer ignored this, accepting a suicidal destiny and tried to kill Zeref but a tearful Happy stopped him and flew away with the protesting Natsu who has lost his chance to kill his immortal brother.
As he watches the two of them leave, Zeref tearfully states that Natsu is no longer capable of stopping him now that the last bit of Igneel's power has disappeared and bids his brother farewell.
With Natsu now gone, Zeref's wounds heal and he prepares to go through with his plans to obtain Fairy Heart now that no one is capable of defeating him so he will not hesitate any longer. Meanwhile, Natsu and Happy land in a forest to rest at a pond where Happy tends to his burnt paws as Natsu struggled to process everything he learned from Zeref while making a promise with Happy to find a way to defeat Zeref without endangering his own life.
Natsu soon collapses due to having a tumor develop in his body and Happy is forced to carry him back to the guild. Natsu is soon healed by a Shield of Spriggan named Brandish who shrinks his tumor down to a size where it won't affect him. Natsu is then placed in a bed to rest but recovers and manages to defeat another Shield of Spriggan named Jacob who attacked the guild hall. After organizing his army, Zeref internally announced his intentions to crush his younger brother and former lover.
After coming face to face with, August accuses Brandish of being a traitor however, she manages to sway his mind and after he looks at the gathered mages behind her, he spots Natsu who he seems to recognize due to the latter's relationship to Zeref. However, August is stabbed by Brandish who was brainwashed by Mest causing August to take on a new form and retaliate with a powerful magic blast.
As this happens, Zeref notes of strange magic presence before being teleported to Fairy Tail by one of his shield of Spriggan, Irene Belserion placing him in the same area as Fairy Heart Mavis. As this was happening, Natsu and his friends wake up in a new location and begin traveling back to Fairy Tail to help Mavis. Elsewhere Dimaria, a Shield of Spriggan who while tied up attempts to escape two Lamia Scale mages before their souls leave their bodies.
Dimaria turns and sees a man that says he's come to save her she is shocked when she realizes she was saved by a fellow Shield of Spriggan named Larcade Dragneel whose exact relation to the two Dragneel brothers is unknown. Lacrade took Dimaria to regroup with the other Spriggan 12 who have taken control of the Fairy Tail guild, Larcade remarked on Dimaria and Brandish's friendship as August angrily glared at him and Invel stated this was because of his lack of attendance at the meetings.Fairy Tail Natsu E.N.D Form Vs Zeref Finale Chapter 545+ フェアリーテイル Manga Chapter
Mavis took note of Larcade's magic power sweating and trembling as Zeref revealed some information about Larcade that he is his secret weapon against Acnologia because of the vast capabilities of his unknown magic. When Invel a Shield of Spriggan freezes Natsu and his friends except GrayNatsu manages to free everyone causing Invel to smirk as he confirms Natsu's connection to Zeref. Natsu is soon taken away by Brandish while Invel forces Gray and Juvia to fight to the death.
As this happens, Invel recalls a memory of Zeref showing him the pendant he wears holds a picture of Natsu and Zeref as children.
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Invel internally states his intention of molding Gray into a warrior capable of defeating E. D due to believing it is the only thing standing in Zeref's way of his ultimate goal. After Gray and Juvia seriously wound themselves, Invel goes off to destroy E. However, an enraged Gray having been saved by Juvia arrives and brutally attacks before defeating Invel for his vile actions.
Wounded and laying on the ground, Invel reveals to a shocked Gray that Natsu is E. D as well going on to reveal the demon's status as Zeref's brother and giving him information about the demons. As this happens, Brandish re-enlarges Natsu's tumor after seeing his true strength and seeing him as a threat but she is soon taken down by another shield of spriggan Dimaria who is angered at Brandish's betrayal. Dimaria took Lucy and Natsu hostage planning to torture them for their turning Brandish to their side.
While being held hostage by Dimaria, Natsu remained unconscious but when Dimaria moves to mutilate Lucy's face, Natsu awoke and unleashed his powers of E.
This allowed him to break free of his constraints, completely able to move within Dimaria's time stopping magic and brutally attack a shocked Dimaria to save Lucy. After defeating Dimaria, Natsu held Lucy and noticed she was unresponsive not knowing this was due to Dimaria's magic as he broke down his demonic powers and instincts took over and he went out to find his brother.
Natsu's search for Zeref caused him to seriously burn alive any enemy soldier who stood in his way as he focused solely on locating his brother and soon deduced he was at the guild hall.
As Natsu made his move, he was met by Gray who is now aware of his friend's demon statusNatsu told Gray to move aside as he wanted to defeat Zeref but Gray refused and questioned if he really was E. D but Natsu just orders him to move and speaks about killing Zeref. People say that it's impossible that Zeref is Natsu's father because Zeref is too old. However, Natsu's age hasn't been confirmed at all.
Also, Zeref has been living for over years and he still looks like he's in his 20s. Natsu could too have eternal youth if he was Zeref's son. Some actual evidence from the story is in the 'Fairy Wars arc.
Along with the girls turn into stone and the Guild Master, Natsu was trapped in the guild from the barrier. The rule was exactly word for word like this: However, Gajeel wasn't able to pass through the barrier.
This could mean that Natsu wasn't able to pass because it also effected dragon slayers for some reason. This is only proved since Gajeel was there but could it mean that Gajeel is Natsu's brother instead? Since Wendy or any other dragom slayers were not there it prove the first suggestion also, there is a possibility that they are both over Zeref could have twin sons.
However, he only said that he wanted Natsu to kill him. Maybe Gajeel is connected to this somehow? He escapes the chamber and starts hunting Zeref as he pinpoints the latter and he begins to make his move only to be confronted by Gray. Erza made the two come to their senses and Natsu's demonic transformation diminished. Some time later, Mavis managed to obtain the Book of E. She then met up with Lucy, Happy, and Gray and lend them the book. Happy points out it's Natsu's book and Lucy realizes that she was holding Natsu's life in her hands.
Mavis then leaves them to work on a plan to beat Zeref. Lucy, Happy, and Gray then sit on a bench looking over the book. They soon decide to open the book and when they do Letter Magic flows out of it. Lucy is then shocked about what it says. Lucy then tries to rewrite the words in the book but becoming affected by the books dark magic. Gray then helps her get through the pain and continues to rewrite the book. The book's changes affected Natsu during his fight with his brother; they gave Natsu the edge he needed to defeat Zeref.
Later, Zeref died peacefully with Mavis and due to the Book's link with Zeref it disappears. When the book disappeared Lucy claimed that she did all she could to help Natsu and worried that he could have disappeared along with the book. However, Natsu showed up where Lucy and the others were, saying that the fight was over.
Around that moment, Acnologia managed to escape the Time Lapse and with it's magical power he pulls all the Dragon Slayers into the Ravines of Time where Acnologia faces the former demon. However, this caused Gray, Happy and Lucy to believe that Natsu disappeared because of his link with the now-deceased Zeref. This belief caused Lucy to drop to her knees crying believing that Natsu is gone forever, not knowing that he is still alive well along with the remaining Dragon Slayers facing Acnologia's human form in the Ravines of Time while the Black Dragon's dragon form came out from the ravine along with a weakened Ichiya and Anna Heartfillia instead of his human form, despite linking their minds and lives, and the form is coming to destroy Magnolia.
As Lucy found the Fairy Sphere magic guide book Mavis left behind, then Meredy uses her Sensory Link Magic to connect every Fairy Tail's allies who are far from Magnolia, the Fairy Tails and their allies uses their bonds to strengthen the Sphere's seal on Acnologia's dragon form, affecting his human form as well for Natsu to finish off Acnologia for good, as the dying Black Dragon soon praises Natsu to be worthy to inherit Dragon King but Natsu happily denied it despite Acnologia's acknowledgement for his peaceful desire to be with his friends.