02 December 2010

Fairy Tale Character Lucy Hearfilia

Lucy Heartfilia

Lucy Heartfilia is a Celestial Spirit mage and one of the main female protagonist of the series.
Introduction

She is one of the newer members of the Fairy Tail Guild and subsequently Team Natsu, joining at the start of the main storyline. Unlike her teammates, she is not incredibily powerful, however, their shenanigans have inadvertently led her to gain an elaborate reputation which she despises.
She currently doesn't have any official nickname. One of her spirits, Virgo usually calls her Princess (姫 Hime), which was also (by mistake) taken up by Coco. Because of the stories published in the Sorcerer Magazine, Bixlow nicknames Lucy Cosplay Queen (which she proves to him when she was wearing cheerleader clothes during their fight).
She came second in the "Miss Fairy Tail" contest, losing out to Erza.

Appearance
Lucy possesses brown eyes, blond hair that is usually tied by a varying colored ribbon in a singular bunch to the right side of her head and like most of the female characters, she also has large breasts. 

Her (presumed) measurements are Bust: 88cm; Waist: 59cm; Hip: 88cm (36in, 23in, 36in).[2] These measurements are approximated slightly different later on with breast being 2 less and the others 1 less cm.[3]
Lucy's member stamp is located on the back of her right hand and is pink.
Unlike almost all other characters, Lucy does not consistently wear the same type of clothes (Because her clothes either rip off or are destroyed in most of the story arcs). Her clothes practically change every single arc and can even change during one. However, she always has a belt that, along with keeping her skirt up, holds her Celestial Spirit keys and a whip with a love heart-shaped end.
Due to the extremely sexy underwear she wears, the rest of the team always gets shocked when they found it. (How and why they find it is because they look for her in the drawers, her laundry basket and her bathtub, along with every possible nook and cranny they deem appropriate).

More pictures in Bonus Gallery.

Personality
Lucy is one of the saner and more stable, if not the only one, member of Fairy Tail, having common sense that other members of the guild seem to lack. She consistently points out and laments over Natsu's and the others' idiocy. Lucy is also very confident in her appearance and sexiness, excluding a certain amount of vanity. Despite this superficial attitude, Lucy is passionate for literature and is in the process of writing her own novel about her adventures with Fairy Tail.She is a member of the Heartfilia family, 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.
Out of all the Celestial Spirit mages revealed so far, Lucy is the only one who treats her spirits kindly. She doesn't use them as shields, she fights alongside them, and treats the spirits as people while others treat them as tools and objects. She will also go to great lengths to give them happiness even if it costs her life. Even though she is technically the owner of her spirits, she denies being called that and instead calls herself their friend.
It should also be noted that she was the only other person who had ever shut Natsu Dragneel and Gray Fullbuster up without beating them. Natsu and Gray have seemed a little scared of her when she's under the weather, even if Lucy's magic is not as strong as theirs and can't force them into submission like Erza Scarlet. Lucy is also quite athletic.
Her dream is to write and publish a book about all the adventures she's experienced in Fairy Tail.

Relationships

Fairy Tail Guild
Since her relationship with her father is very complicated, Lucy sees Fairy Tail as her family. She is usually annoyed by the insanity of its members, but she loves its warm atmosphere and looks up to many of its mages.

Natsu Dragneel
Natsu is the person who brought Lucy to Fairy Tail. In fact, Lucy refuses to go on a mission if Natsu is not there to accompany her. She is annoyed by Natsu's destructive and impulsive nature and his tendency to break into her house, but is amused by his childishness she cares for him very much. They are very close friends, the extremity of being shown in the Phantom Lord Arc. When Lucy was captured, she was desperate to escape from Jose. She then jumped off the sky prison when Natsu was there, knowing that he was there and that he would catch her. Natsu also saved Lucy when she got captured and beaten by Gajeel.

Happy
Happy teases Lucy most of the time and she is annoyed by this. However, it has been shown that Happy cares for Lucy deeply.

Gray Fullbuster
Lucy and Gray are very good friends and care for each other. Lucy is usually annoyed by Gray's stripping habit. And sometimes the tendency breaking into her house without his clothes which Lucy scold him about it. He is also an Ice mage. Lucy seems to show for the most part a platonic friendship with Gray. However ever since Juvia became aware that they were of the same team, she insists that Lucy is after Gray and sees her as a rival (since Juvia has a large crush on Gray).

Erza Scarlet
Lucy admires Erza's strength and beauty. She really considers her as a role model and cares for her as a true friend.

Mr. Heartfilia
They have a complicated relationship due to him caring more about his business than paying attention to his daughter, which resulted in Lucy running away from home. According to Lucy, her dad never cared for her. After a year, her father put in a request at the Phantom Lord Guild for them to find Lucy and bring her back. This sparked a war between Fairy Tail and Phantom Lord. After the war ended, Lucy visted her father to supposedly apologize to him for running away. In reality, she wanted to cut ties with him for the pain and suffering he caused to Fairy Tail and tells him that if he ever comes near Fairy Tail again, she and the guild would consider him an enemy. Recently, after her father loses his fortune she reunite with him one more time when he ask her for money she told him she dosn't have any of it which made him feel rejected and throw tantrum which led Lucy to yell at him and tell him to go away later when Lucy tried to rescue her father after knowing that the marchent guild that he trying to work for.After Lucy defeat the the dark guild she realize that her father wasn't their yet cause he had to walk from Magnolia to Acalypha when she met him and realize that she was worry he thank her but Lucy told him she haven't forgive yet. After her father told Lucy how he met her mother in the same marchent guild Love and Lucky and reveal that the name Lucy came from the guild because of the missing k. Afterwards Lucy and her father leaves on good terms.

Early Concept
The earliest concept of Lucy, not much different from the original idea. Lucy used the cards instead of keys, but because this idea has already been repeatedly used, Mashima abandoned it.
Early Lucy also had two pony-tails instead of one bunch, and wore a more retro clothes, with with jabot, frills and lace.

History
Lucy was originally born into the extremely wealthy Heartfilia family. Her father and mother were originally part of a merchants' guild called 'Love & Lucky' where they two met and decided to become independent when Lucy's mother, Layla, became pregnant. They chose her name when they noticed that the sign for the guild had the letter K missing so that it read 'Love & Lucy'; it made an impression on them so they decided to name their daughter after it. In her home, Lucy kept a good relation with the staff in the estate and presumably her mother until she passed away when Lucy was around the age of ten on July 07, X777; the same day that the dragons looking after Natsu, Wendy and Gajeel Redfox disappeared. However, her father was overly obsessed with his business and money, often neglecting his daughter, resulting her to run away from home just over a year before the beginning of the story.

Fighting Festival arc

When they return to the guild they find its reconstruction complete and Cana Alberona shows them around. Makarov startles them with the introduction of two new members: Juvia and Gajeel, their previous enemies. After settling down, they sit down for a a song from Mirajane; this calm state doesn't last long as the two Dragon Slayers soon cause a large brawl.
Though Lucy supposes to become a sponsor for the interview in the weekly sorcerer magazine for Fairy Tail, the reporter pretty much ignoring Lucy throughout the whole time as he was constantly running around in excitement asking different guild member questions. Not giving up, Lucy decides to dress as a bunny girl and go onto the stage, hoping to gain attention only to fail as Gajeel appears next to her, surprises everybody with his singing performance. He even threatened Lucy with a stare to force her to dance as he sing.
A few days later, Lucy is desperately looking for jobs to pay the rent and she asks Natsu and Happy to help her out. Much to her dismay, Natsu is feeling too sick and goes home to rest and result in Lucy grabbing his scarf and she falls to the ground. Admit in defeat, Lucy goes home. On the way home, she realizes she still has Natsu's scarf and wants to wash it for him. After she goes home and finishes her works, she decides to go to sleep, only to gets a large fright when she finds Natsu and Happy sleep in her bed. Happy explains that Natsu's sickly feelings have happened before after he ate Laxus Dreyar's lightning. He goes on to explain about the strongest members in the guild, the strongest probably being Gildarts, and then gives Lucy a flyer about the Magnolia Harvest and the Miss Fairy Tail competition that is being run alongside it which would solve all her money problem.
During the contest, Lucy and the other women (including Erza) were turned into stone by Evergreen, one of the Raijinshuu (bodyguards of Laxus Dreyar)
Later she was de-petrified along with the others thanks to Erza and she was able to take part in their battle and went outside the barrier that Fried Justine made. She encountered Bixlow (the other Raijinshuu member who defeated Gray) and was attacked by Bixlow's puppets, and lost her keys thanks to that. They were about to finish her off with his Baryon Formation when Loke summons himself to save her and to fulfill his promise to her. With their unity, they were able to defeat Bixlow. They quickly gain the upper hand in the battle, but Bixlow reveals his second ability, the Figure Eyes which Bixlow uses to turn his opponents into dolls and control them. Not being able to use their eyes to fight, they become defenseless and are rapidly attacked by Bixlow's dolls. But in the end, through their unity and trust, they manage to defeat Bixlow, which shocked Gajeel as he does not see her as a particularly strong mage. After the battle, Lucy collapses from exhaustion and Loke returns her keys to her stating that he will always be there for her, and he also jokingly remarks that it was the power of their love.
Near the end of the arc though Warren's spells to inform the recovering Fairy Tail members of what's happening, Lucy and the rest of Fairy Tail destroy Laxus's Hall of Thunder spell and save the town.
During the Fantasia parade, Lucy preforms on a floats together with Cana Alberona, Levi, and Bisca.

 

This is what Lucy said, when she has a interview with Sorcerer Magazine reporter:
  • What is the best quality of Fairy Tail?
  • It has a lot of powerful mages
  • What is your future dream?
  • I want to become novel writer.
  • With whom do you have the best relationship?
  • With Natsu and Levy.
  • What was the most difficult job you have ever taken?
  • All of the jobs I took. I wish that there are some jobs that are easier to handle.


Trivia

  • There are several running gags in the series that are distinct to Lucy
    • Nearly every time Lucy goes to her apartment, one or more of her teammates is there. Natsu even slept in her bed once.
    • Lucy often balances on a strip of brick right near the river, with a nearby boatman telling her to be careful. She also almost slipped into the water once, after losing her balance, in the anime, on the night before the Miss Fairy Tail Contest.
    • Nearly, every time when Lucy attempts to seduce someone she fails humorously to which Natsu calls her useless.
    • Her clothes rip off or change in most of the story arcs.
    • Lucy's rent is always an issue. She always complains about it, and it is a problem which her teammates seem to have gotten a habit of collectively trying to solve, suggesting jobs to her, or helping her out, etc. They also sometimes discuss how to make the rent every month, even when she isn't around.
    • Her quote when summoning spirit before performing contract is "I am linked to the path to the world of celestial spirits, now! O spirit, answer my call and pass through the gate"



  • Currently, Lucy is the second most popular girl in the series.



  • She is the only shown celestial mage to not think of her spirits as 'tools'



  • Lucy is one of the representatives of Fairy Tail in the game Sunday VS Magazine: Shuuketsu! Choujou Daikessen!, the other being Natsu.



  • Cana and Levy stated that Lucy reminded them of Lisanna because she looks like her, she's good friends with Natsu and her ability to stand Natsu was similar to the latter.



  • Her secondary Weapon is a Whip with a 'Heart' at the end, most probably a reference to her name; Heartfilia.



  • According to Byro, Lucy' Celestial Spirit magic can possibly have the same fundamentals as Anima.



  • During the Oracion Seis Arc, she was seen wearing a belt with "HK" (Hearts Kreuz) on it, much like Elie of Hiro Mashima's Rave Master.



  • In the manga Lucy changed clothes during the Phantom Lord arc after she got captured, in the anime she wore the same clothes.



  • Mirajane somehow has a spare copy of Lucy's house key, and often lend it to Natsu and others so that they enter Lucy's house.



  • In a Sorcerer Interview




  • Lastly....