Lucy Heartfilia (ルーシィ・ハートフィリア Rūshii Hātofiria?) is the main female protagonist and viewpoint character of Fairy Tail. When naming the character, Mashima used The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" as a reference.[vol. 2:afterword] She is a 17-year-old wizard who specializes in using celestial magic (星霊魔法 seirei mahō) to summon celestial spirits using a set of magical Gatekeys (門(ゲート)の鍵 Gēto no Kagi). She uses a whip on occasion to fight alongside her spirits, and upgrades to a Fleuve d'Étoiles (星の大河(エトワールフルーグ) Etowāru Furūgu, lit. "River of Stars") whip, which produces an
|NAME : Lucy Heartfilia|
|GUILD : Fairy Tail|
|STATUS : Active|
|MAGIC : Celestial Wizard|
extendable beam of magical energy from its hilt.[ch. 115,184] At the beginning of the series, she encounters Natsu Dragneel and Happy and joinsFairy Tail , working on jobs to fund her rented house in Magnolia.[ch. 1-4] As one of the saner members of the guild, Lucy regularly gawks at the odd habits of her guildmates, who frequently show up uninvited inside her house.[ch. 4,47,106] She also aspires to become a novelist.[ch. 4,9]
Born to one of the wealthiest families in Fiore, Lucy trains to become a celestial wizard as with her mother, Layla Heartfilia [n 2], who dies when Lucy is ten years old. Due to her strained relationship with her father Jude Heartfilia ,[n 3] Lucy runs away from home to join Fairy Tail. Jude later commissions the Phantom Lord guild to bring her home, though Phantom Lord instead tries to hold her for ransom. Following Phantom Lord's demise, Lucy confronts and breaks ties with her father, warning him not to interfere with Fairy Tail.[ch. 50,64,67] Eventually she reconciles with Jude after he loses his fortune, and admits she loves him after learning of his death during her disappearance on Tenrou Island .[ch. 129,130,257] During the Grand Magic Games, she is targeted by Arcadios to be used as part of his Eclipse Plan for Zeref. In the Japanese version of the series, Lucy is voiced byAya Hirano . In the English dub, she is voiced by Cherami Leigh .