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|“||I made a promise to live on for the sake of my future self!!! I'm going to see many more sunsets... and shed countless more tears of joy and sadness!!||„|
|~ Lucy to herself.|
Lucy Heartfilia is one of the two main protagonists of the manga/anime series Fairy Tail (alongside Natsu Dragneel). She is a Celestial Spirit Mage, a member of the Fairy Tail Guild and one of the founding members of Team Natsu. She is a member of a once extremely wealthy family who ran away from home to join Fairy Tail.
She is voiced by Aya Hirano in the Japanese version of the anime, who also voiced Haruhi Suzumiya from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and by Cherami Leigh in the English version. Leigh also voices A2 in Nier: Automata, Sailor Venus in the Sailor Moon series, Asuna Yuuki in Sword Art Online, and Ilia Amitola in RWBY.
Lucy is a young girl of average height who has shoulder-length blonde hair that is usually tied by ribbons in a variety of colors in a small ponytail to the right side of her head with the rest of the hair loose, and dark brown eyes. However, in the year X791 she appears to keep her hair up more often in pigtails. In X792, her hair is considerably longer, and she keeps it all in a side ponytail.
Lucy tends to wear mini-skirts and tops that are typically a mix of white and blue (predominately white with a blue cross design in the earlier arcs). Her pink Fairy Tail stamp is located at the back of her right hand. Additionally, Lucy does not consistently wear the same outfit. However, she always has a belt around her skirt that holds her Celestial Spirit keys and a whip with a heart-shaped end. She also wears black, leather high heeled boots and bears a striking resemblance to her mother.
|“||Any decent Celestial wizard treats their Spirits as partners, not as shields!||„|
|~ Lucy Heartfilia to Loke, showing her kindness towards her Spirits|
Lucy takes exceptional pride in her appearance and is very confident in her sex appeal, often exuding a certain amount of vanity. Despite this superficial attitude, she is a clever, kind and caring girl. She is very kind to her Celestial Spirits, and refuses to utilize them as shields. She fights alongside her Spirits and treats them as people, unlike several other Celestial Spirit Mages, who view them as mere tools and objects. She shows on several occasions that she despises these kinds of people, which is especially shown in her fight with Angel. Lucy will also go to great lengths to give them happiness, even at the cost of her life.
Lucy is passionate for literature and is in the process of writing her own novel about her adventures with Fairy Tail. Aside from her interest in writing and reading prose, she also likes shopping, cooking and assertive men. Her favorite colors are blue and pink. She is a member of the Heartfilia family, once one of the wealthiest and most influential conglomerate families in the country of Fiore. However, due to her estranged relationship with her father and the death of her mother, Layla Heartfilia, she left home to follow her own path, which displays an ambition for independence.
Despite technically being an owner of the spirits, she refuses to be addressed as such, and instead prefers to be called their friend. Although, Lucy is, in most cases, cowardly, she has no problems with fighting and would happily stand up to danger, even if she ends up getting herself hurt, for her friends and guild. While her powers are normally not as overwhelming as her teammates', Lucy has proven to be a capable combatant herself, often using her cleverness to her advantage, and thinking outside the box during battle. She has eventually inherited Natsu's stubbornness and refusal to give up, even when all the odds are against her favor.
Lucy usually freaks out at her guildmate's antics. Unlike her friends, in the way, she does not gets very excited about fighting. However, she does admit that being around her guildmates is really fun. Being a Celestial Mage, Lucy always keeps her promises. She gives her all for the sake of her guild and friends.
Lucy was born in the once extremely wealthy and powerful Heartfilia family. Her parents were originally part of a merchants guild called "Love & Lucky" where they met; they decided to become independent when Layla (Lucy's mother), became pregnant of the couple's first child. They chose her name when they noticed that the sign of the guild was missing the letter "K", and instead read 'Love & Lucy'; it made an impression on them, so they decided to name their daughter after the sign. Lucy shared a good relationship with the staff in the mansion as well as her mother, until she died of an unknown illness when Lucy was around the age of 7-10 years old in the year X777. However, because her father was overly obsessed with his business and money, he had neglected his only daughter, which eventually led her to run away from home at the age of 16 years old just over a year before the beginning of the story.
Magic and Abilities
Celestial Spirit Magic: Lucy practices Celestial Spirit Magic, which allows her to summon Celestial Spirits, Magical beings residing in the Celestial Spirit World, using the Keys of their respective Gates. When summoning a Spirit, the Keys are enveloped with a soft, golden light. Once a contract has been made with a Spirit, such Spirit will be available for Lucy to summon on certain days, in which it will fight on her side and perform several tasks for her. Her Celestial Spirits have varying levels of power, with different ones being more suited for certain tasks than others, not necessarily related to battle.
For example, Aquarius can control the water, creating powerful waves which can sweep away large amounts of foes, while Taurus has enormous physical strength, making for a valuable melee fighter able to flank Lucy during battle and tackle opponents on her behalf. However, Celestial Spirits are sentient beings who possess personalities and traits, and are thus able to act accordingly during battle, sometimes even ignoring Lucy's orders and acting on their own, something which is usually portrayed in a comical way (such as Aquarius acting arrogantly and catching even Lucy herself in her attacks, or Taurus having perverse tendencies about her).
Lucy has explained to Natsu Dragneel that Celestial Spirit Mages have the potential to obtain extremely rare Gold Keys, which open the gates of the "Ecliptic Zodiac", and common, store-bought Silver Keys. According to Lucy, while there is a large number of Silver Keys, there are only 12 Gold Keys, each of them being related to a specific astrological sign. So far in the series, Lucy has obtained 10 Gold Keys and 5 Silver Keys, a considerable amount of Keys for a single Celestial Spirit Mage. Lucy's ability to summon her Spirits is limited by how much Magic Power she has to sustain them; the more (and more powerful) Spirits she summons, the more of her Magic is exhausted. She has been shown capable of using five of her Ecliptic Zodiac Keys in one day, a noteworthy feat. Lucy has also demonstrated the ability to summon Celestial Spirits only by calling them instead of using the keys.
Urano Metria: A powerful spell, known as the "Ultimate Magic of the Stars", in which the knowledge to achieve such was momentarily bestowed upon Lucy by Hibiki Lates through the use of his Archive Magic. It is the only known Caster Magic she's capable of using. After she was granted such spell, Lucy fell in a state of trance, in which she went on to chant out the spell's incantation. This prompted the area around her target to become full of star-like lights, followed shortly after by a dark blanket reminiscent of a night sky. All of the star-like lights explode at the same time, causing heavy damage upon the target. Once Urano Metria was cast, Lucy woke up from her trance, completely unaware of what she did. This spell was used to defeat Angel, a member of Oración Seis. It seems to be exhausting to cast, with Lucy claiming to lack the energy to move after waking up from the trance. During the Grand Magic Games, Lucy combines her Magic power with Gemini and together they cast this spell. However, the spell is cancelled by another Mage before its effects can be seen. After receiving Aquarius's Magic from the Celestial Spirit King, Lucy is able to cast the spell on her own to defeat Jackal.
Enhanced Durability: After recognizing that she is able to take a beating to a lesser extent, Capricorn began training her how to manipulate her Eternano to create a form of secondary skin that could act like armor at times. The more times she put on the layer and took attacks from her other spirits, the more she instinctively learned how to better adjust it and making it much more durable to take on multiple forms of attacks at once, especially ones that come up to her at close range. She was shown to be able to take on Angel much easier than her previous encounter as her new durability was much more powerful since her training days. After reuniting with Natsu, he began teaching her his more powerful ways of manipulating ones Eternano, resulting in her durability increasing way more than she ever imagined, making her almost as strong to take on hits as Natsu is.
Enhanced Speed: Even though Lucy kept in good shape, it had not been know how fast she actually was whenever it came to her fighting or whenever she found herself in a situation. After her initial showing of her skills with Capricorn, it was shown that she possessed the average speed of a normal human, meaning she hadn't taken any time to train her legs to be able to move much more faster with them enhanced by magic. When he was teaching Lucy how to better control her abilities and strengths, Lucy was often forced to do running sprints multiple times to first increase her leg strength in order to better withstand long periods. He had her pitted against her spirits in running competitions, all of which had her manipulating her Eternano around her legs to allow her to be able to move much more quickly than she would running with her own strength. Eventually after her training was finished, Lucy was shown to have improved much more greatly as she is able to keep up with even Virgo as she digs underground, and can often use this speed to help her dodging against fast opponents.
Enhanced Reflexes: Although Lucy wasn't shown to be a very powerful combat warrior, Capricorn knew that she would eventually face those that could get beyond her ranged attacks with her Celestial Spirits, and attempt to attack her at close range without anything to protect her. During her training, he had it where the other spirits would attempt to attack her time and time again, attempting to make her increase in her reflexes in different ways, using her muscle memory to drill it into her body. The more she practiced, the more her body became able to rely on being able to evade attacks much more easily than she could before, especially when she gets into close combat altercations as she is able to easily outmaneuver opponents, especially those who rely on pure strength in a fight. After finishing her training and beginning to go on her travel, Lucy's reflexes show to generally increase with each new opponent that she fights and defeats, making her gain the new experience that often increases her reflexes much more than when she was training, even being able to dodge attacks from a standard S-class mage without even getting a single hair out of place.
Enhanced Stamina: Lucy has been shown to have great physical stamina. When having Taurus and Aries gates opened for a long while, she hasn't shown to have any fatigue at all when they were absorbed by Franmalth. After being heavily injured by Franmalth using Hades Formula 28, she was able to hold herself against Tartarus. And even after being hurt by Jackal's explosions and while exhausted having two gates opened at once, she was able to open a third gate which is known to be a forbidden technique.
Enhanced Agility: Thanks to her nimbleness, Lucy is regarded as a very flexible person, which she can then use to preform acrobatics. She is able to bend at incredible degrees, that when coupled with her speed and reflexes will make Lucy a hard opponent for a person to battle. This can be seen in multiple battles, as Lucy has been able to maneuver her way around attacks, though sometimes in a comical manner, avoiding harm that would befall onto her. Lucy is also able to use her acrobatics to enhance her combat abilities. As stated on how she will dodge out of the way of attacks, she can do this and then preform a counter attack striking the opponent in an open area, dealing some damage. Lucy has been looking for new ways to integrate this skill into her fighting style more, as a way to make her a deadly foe for whoever crosses her path.
Keen Intellect: Lucy has proven herself to be a very intelligent, logical and intuitive Mage. She was able to figure out that Bora had slipped a sleeping drug in her wine without tasting it. Being an avid reader, she has also shown to be adept at solving words-related puzzles and riddles: she was able to see through the spell which Zekua Melon cast onto his Daybreak book and work out the book's true content; in addition, during the S-Class Trial, she figured out the location of Mavis Vermilion's grave with relative ease through the use of the "clues" hidden in the Trial's setup, being apparently the only member of Fairy Tail to achieve this.
Magic Sensor: Lucy has shown to be able to sense Magic to a certain extent. This was first seen when she was battling against the Nine Demon Gates in Alegria, being able to sense all her comrades Magic despite being ensnared by the monster. After the one year time skip, during the Grand Magic Games, she was able to sense that the members of Scarmiglione were easily more powerful than their opponents, despite their efforts in hiding their strength, and could quickly tell that the intruder was much more stronger and dangerous before he even displayed his power.
Expert Whip Specialist: Despite not being often shown due to her tendency to avoid battle or have her Spirits fight for her, she is efficient in using a whip, being skilled enough to grab opponents through its use, and to employ it as an effective weapon at short-to-mid range.
Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant: While not as proficient as the other members of Team Natsu, Lucy possesses some skill in melee combat. In addition, Lucy possesses some punching and kicking prowess, as seen during the Phantom Lord arc, she was able to send Reedus flying with a simple kick despite him being much larger than she is, being shown employing kicks in both comedic and real battle situations. After the incident with Natsu, Lucy began to get more serious with her whip, but also took hand-to-hand combat with the help of both Capricorn and Leo, she has showed to be able to block against strong attacks and counter them if the need arises, but her more focused combat has to do with using the opponents force against them, and allowing her to easily counter their moves if they ever got past her spirits and whips.
Lucy Kick: A so-called "final attack" which is more of a simple, non-Magical melee move: Lucy lashes out in her target's direction, then jumps and uses the gained momentum to strike the opponent with a simple kick. While not particularly powerful or exclusive in its performance, this attack was effective enough to defeat the leader of the Dark Guild Naked Mummy raid squadron sent to rob the Love & Lucky Guild as well as Bickslow during the S-Class Promotion Trial.
- In Fairy Tail volume 2, Hiro Mashima confirmed Lucy to be named after the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds."
- Her cloud white, pointed nosed companion creature Plue is shared with a previous Hiro Mashima female protagonist, Elie from Rave Master, who crossed paths with Lucy in the single episode Fairy Tail x Rave OVA.
- Lucy is extremely ticklish, especially under her arms, on her belly and feet and is tickled multiple times by friends an enemies alike.
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