In The End, It Has To Be This Way

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In certain extreme the law is inadequate. In order to shame its inadequacy, it is necessary to act outside the law. To pursue... Natural justice this is not vengeance. Revenge is not a valid motive. It is an emotional response. No, not vengeance, punishment.
— The Punisher, Marvel Comics

In The End, It Has To Be This Way is the 228th chapter of Draconichero21's Fairy Without Wings.


Please note that this is only a short summary of the chapter. If you wish to know the full details, read the chapter!

But who's to judge the right from the wrong? When our guard is down I think we'll both agree that violence breeds violence but in the end it has to be this way!
— "It has to be this way" - Metal Gear Rising Revengeance

Characters in Order of Appearance


  • Team Flamewing vs. Thunder God Tribe - commenced
  • Kurena Menjou vs. Ultear Milkovich & Meredy Diancia Feathermane - commenced
  • Minerva Orlando vs. Sindel Nebilim - continued
  • Adrian Bluecorn vs. Jenny Realight - commenced
  • God Serena vs. Juren Rakkan - commenced
  • Yamato Hayabusa vs. Gildarts Clive - commenced
  • Rai vs. Nonette Enneagram - concluded
  • Suzaku Kururugi vs. Lelouch Lamperouge - commenced

Abilities Used


  • The joke involving Battle Formation:Skyra at the beginning of the chapter is directly related to the Flower Power and Arkos joke from episode 2 volume 3 of RWBY.[1]
  • Lelouch and Suzaku's confrontation in this chapter was planned by Draconichero21 almost a year ahead.[1]
  • There were a couple of characters whose initial roles in this chapter were changed due to overwhelming feedback standing in opposition:
    • Tamara and Legretta were initially supposed to fight once again.[1]
    • Heidy was supposed to fight Danielle.[1]
    • Mace, Clarice and Wanda were supposed to face Lahar.[1]
  • Legretta Viola Lionelle Upton was supposed to stay by the Magic Council at the time of the truth's reveal, but due to inconsistency with her expy's behaviour, her role was changed.[1]
  • The chapter's title, In the End, It Has to Be This Way, references Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance's song of the same name.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Draconichero18's DeviantArt Journal: Fairy Without Wings Fun Facts
  2. Draconichero18's DeviantArt Journal: Fairy Without Wings Fun Facts 2


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