Gajeel supposedly died and came back a few chapters later.
Lucy lost Aquarius' key, but Aquarius then came back without it, saved Lucy, and now she's gone again.
Natsu got a magic cancer tumor. It was healed the next chapter.
One of the most powerful villains in the series, who has a pretty cool power, was taken out by sneezing and then she became a friend. Of course, she was put in jail and bound up first.
Ultear came back to save some people and then she's gone again.
Natsu is E.N.D. and I think he's Zeref's brother or something? I never understood exactly how it went, but they're related somehow.
Mavis is alive
Thats what I can think of on top of my head. I promise you there's more.
lolat some of the first stuff on that list.
The show is incredibly bad, it makes me wonder why anyone ever liked it when so much shows are like it except better.
Can someone post a link to when Mashima said he hates worldbuilding/planning? What a hack he is if that's the case. What fucking writer doesn't want to actually build the frame of their fucking story?
That's what worldbuildign is. Creating the environment that allows the story to take place.