Quote Originally Posted by LaZodiac View Post
I actually took that completely the oppisite. It was STING AND ROGUE who had Friendship Power. Natsu had strait up full on super beat stick powers, and this world has shown, with the ressurection of Acnologia, that friendship power no longer solves all problems. Being overpowered does.

Either that, or the relathionship between Sting and Lecthor ISN'T FRIENDSHIP, when it clearly is.
They had friendship power, but they didn't know how to use it. The message being a guild like saber tooth that only cares about results does not foster the strength that a guild like fairy tail which supports its family does. Natsu was fighting for Lucy in a way that Sting couldn't really match.