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For Erza's Edolas counterpart, see Erza Knightwalker.
Erza in normal clothesErza is a young woman who has long, scarlet hair and brown eyes. She has an artificial right eye made by Porlyusica, which replaced the one she lost as a child. She has a slender figure that Lucydescribes as amazing and, like most females in the series, she has large breasts. Her most common attire consist of custom-made armor by Heart Kreuzsmiths, a blue skirt, and black boots. Her Fairy Tail stamp is blue and located on the middle of her left upper arm. Erza specializes in Requip Magic, and uses it to requip not only armor, but different outfits as well, allowing her to change her attire at any given time.
No, she's not angry, she's just saying "sorry"Erza is a very strict person, often criticizing the bad behavior and habits of the other guild members, causing most of them to apologize, fearing that they might invoke her wrath. She is also very impatient, disliking people who don't answer her questions quickly enough. This, coupled with her own tragic childhood, caused many of her guildmates to avoid her due to her social awkwardness. However, she has a great sense of justice and pride in being a member of Fairy Tail.
Lucy says that she's "cool and beautiful, warm and full of passion".Jellal, when he had lost his memories, remembering nothing but the name "Erza", said her name was "full of kindness, brightness and warmth".
Erza describes herself as someone who was always crying, since she wasn't able to protect those dear to her. Several examples are when Rob tried to shield her from destruction, and when Jellal was captured because he saved her and was brainwashed by "Zeref".Also, Erza has stated that she feels uncomfortable and insecure when not wearing armor. However, when Erza encounters Ikaruga, she overcomes her fear behind and battles her without her armor.
Despite her reserved personality and mostly dressing in her conservative Heart Kreuz armor, Erza has shown to have very little modesty or inhibitions. Many of her armors are skimpy, revealing and feminine, and when out of armor she has an affinity for sexy and revealing clothing. Finally, Erza seems to have no problem with men (or at least her male guildmates) seeing her naked. She felt no discomfort stating her desire to shower with Natsu and Gray or the fact that she used to shower with them when they were younger. When they were at the hot spring, when she learned that the boys may have been peeping on her and the other girls, she wanted to invite them to bath with them, much to Wendy's shock andLucy's strong objection. This side of her personality shows that her former dependance on her armor was purely psychological, and not out of any issue of modesty.
Early in her childhood, Erza was enslaved by a Black Magic cult and forced to build the Tower of Heaven, a structure developed for the purpose of resurrecting the Dark Mage, Zeref. She was imprisoned together with several other slaves, most of them were children. Among these children were Jellal Fernandes, Shô, Simon, Wally Buchanan, and Millianna. While they were asking each other for their names, she said that her name was just "Erza", so Jellal decided to give her the surname "Scarlet" after her scarlet hair so they would never forget it.Despite the harsh conditions of her enslavement and labor, Erza became close friends with the other children. She also formed a strong bond with Rob, an elderly Mage from the Fairy Tail Guild, who taught her about Magic and his guild. Erza uses her Magic for the first timeOne day in X776, Shô came up with a plan for the eleven-year-old Erza and all their friends to escape from the tower. They were unfortunately caught by the guards, who decided to send the escape's mastermind to the tower's disciplinary chamber, while the rest would be deprived of food for three days. Seeing how fearful Shô was, Erza prepared to take the blame herself, but Jellal announced himself as the mastermind instead. However, the guards reasoned that Erza was the one responsible and sent her to the disciplinary chamber, where she was tortured to the brink of death and lost her right eye. Jellal rescued her, but was captured soon after. Finally fed up with their torment, Erza staged a revolt against their captors so they could escape and save Jellal.
The revolt appeared to be successful at its inception until the tower's Mages arrived to repress the slaves, causing most of the other slaves to retreat. During the attack, Erza watched in horror as her friend Simon's lower jaw was blasted off by a Magical attack, while Rob sacrificed himself to defend Erza from another Mage's attack. In her rage, Erza's latent Magical Power was activated for the first time, and she used it to turn all of the weapons and tools around her against the guards, finishing the revolt. Young Erza with the rest of Fairy TailAs the other slaves boarded ships meant to ensure their freedom, she reunited with Jellal, but discovered that he had changed; the kind and compassionate boy she knew him to be was suddenly twisted and violent, using Magic to slaughter the defenseless guards around them. Jellal had been possessed by what he claimed to be the spirit of Zeref, and decided that the only way for them to attain true freedom was to complete the Tower of Heaven and revive Zeref. Erza refused to help him, prompting Jellal to cast her out of the tower by herself, only letting her live because she helped take care of all the guards who would have opposed him. Before letting her escape, Jellal told Erza to keep the Tower of Heaven a secret from the government, as well as to never return to the tower, threatening to destroy the tower and kill everyone in it, including their friends, if she disobeyed. Erza vs. MirajaneAfter washing up on the shores of Fiore, Erza made her way to and joined the Fairy Tail Guild. She habitually began to wear armor and acted distant from the other members. After Gray, who tried picking fights with the reclusive Erza, saw her crying by herself and questioned why, she began to open up to her guildmates more. Around this time, Fairy Tail's master Makarov brought Erza to see Porlyusica, who gave her an artificial eye to replace the one she lost. With her eye healed Erza shed tears of joy, which only came out of her real, left eye, though Erza didn't mind as she said she had already shed half of her tears. Erza remembers her S-Class ExamAs the years passed, Erza became more and more strict until she could be called the guild's disciplinarian. She took responsibility for breaking up fights between Gray and Natsu. At the same time, however, she was driven to constantly fight and bicker with fellow member Mirajane, which eventually ended after Mirajane greatly mellowed out in the wake of her younger sister Lisanna's apparent death in X782. In the year X780, Erza passed Fairy Tail's annually held S-Class Wizard Promotion Trial, becoming the youngest member of the guild to do so at fifteen years of age.
Erza arrives at Fairy TailWhile returning home from a mission to slay a colossal horned monster (bringing its horn, decorated and given to her by the locals, as a souvenir), Erza stops at a pub where she overhears a group of Mages discussing a sealed Magic called "Lullaby," with one of the members, Kageyama, claiming he will be able to break the seal. She doesn't give them much thought until she hears Kageyama mention Erigor, the "Death God" and ace of the Dark Guild, Eisenwald. Too late to act against them in time, she decides to enlist Natsu and Gray to help her fight Eisenwald and discover what the Lullaby is, as well as what they intend to do with the spell.
She returns to the guild with the intention of discussing the matter with Makarov, only to learn that he is away at a meeting with the other guild masters in the country. After ritualistically berating her guildmates for their poor conduct, she tells Natsu and Gray to accompany her on her mission, shocking the entire guild with the idea that she has just formed the strongest team in the history of Fairy Tail.They are joined by Lucy, the guild's newest recruit, who is requested by Mirajane to keep Natsu and Gray from bickering behind Erza's back. Before setting out the next day, Natsu challenges Erza to fight him after they return, which she accepts.
Erza discusses her mission with Lucy and Gray of her mission on the train ride to Onibus; Natsu, however, is left in the dark since Erza knocks him unconscious to ease his motion sickness. They are so caught up with their discussion that they accidentally leave Natsu on the train, prompting Erza to temporarily stop the train via its emergency stop signal and chase after him on a borrowed Magic Four-Wheeled Car. Upon retrieving Natsu, he says that he briefly fought with Kageyama, who had escaped, prompting Erza to berate him for not stopping him and paying attention to their discussion. Natsu further explains that the Mage was holding a skull-shaped flute, which Lucy recognizes as the Lullaby, a mass-murder curse that kills anyone who listens to its music. Erza fights the members of EisenwaldDesperate to stop Erigor from playing the Lullaby, Erza and the others rush for the nearby town of Oshibana, where they find Eisenwald waiting for them inside the local train station. Before escaping with the Lullaby, Erigor claims to use the Lullaby to kill everyone in the city. Erza sends Natsu and Gray to chase after him while she fights against the members of Eisenwald, easily taking them all out at once. Having used up much of her Magic Power in the fight and on the Magic Four-Wheeled Car, she goes outside to evacuate the citizens gathered around the station. However, Erigor reappears and casts a Wind Wall around the station, trapping Erza inside. Erza always gets what she wantsShe interrogates the defeated Eisenwald members in the station and realizes that Eisenwald's true target is Clover Town, where Makarov and the other guild masters have gathered. Remembering Kageyama's power to dispel Magic, she and Gray find Kageyama after he is defeated by Natsu and demands that he lift the Wind Wall, but he is stabbed in the back by fellow Eisenwald member Karacka to keep him quiet. Fortunately, Lucy acquires the key for the Celestial spirit, Virgo from Happy, allowing the team to burrow beneath the Wind Wall and escape; before doing so, Natsu brings Kageyama, not wanting him to die. Erza, Natsu and Gray fight the LullabyNatsu sets out to fight Erigor while Erza and the others chase after him on another Magic Four-Wheeler with Kageyama in tow. By the time they catch up, they find that Natsu has successfully defeated Erigor. However, Kageyama steals the Lullaby and hijacks the vehicle, setting off for Clover Town to kill the guild masters himself. Erza and the others chase after him, but by the time they find him at the masters' meeting hall, they witness Makarov persuading Kageyama to stop his plan. Suddenly, the Lullaby comes to life and unveils a demon that was sealed inside the flute.Together with Natsu and Gray, Erza battles and destroys the demon, reverting the Lullaby into an ordinary flute, but destroying the entire meeting hall in the process. Siegrain (Jellal's thought projection) reminds Erza to keep a secretShortly after returning to the guild, Erza keeps her promise to fight Natsu, holding their battle in front of the Fairy Tail guildhall. Before the match can be concluded, however, a messenger appears and arrests Erza on behalf of the Magic Council for the damages caused during their battle against Eisenwald. As she is escorted to her trial, she encounters the Council member, Siegrain, who reveals that the Council is using her as a scapegoat to display their authority. Siegrain once again reminds Erza to keep the Tower of Heaven a secret from the Council before leaving to oversee the trial. During the trial, Natsu barges into the courtroom, while dressed as Erza, and tries to pass himself off as her in an attempt to save her, not realizing that the trial is a formality and she wouldn't be punished. As a result, the two are imprisoned together for the night. Although angry that Natsu's rampage had ruined her chance to return home for the day, she warmly admits that his gesture did make her happy.
After arriving back in Fairy Tail, Natsu tries to fight Erza again. Erza quickly hits him with her sword, knocking him out. The guild members, besides for Makarov, then all fall asleep when Mystogan walks in to take a job. In the beginning, Erza was angry...After Natsu, Lucy and Gray steal a S-Class job and go to Galuna Island, Erza goes after them to stop them and return them to Fairy Tail. She hijacks a pirate ship to go to the island. Erza arrives and saves Lucy from Sherry Blendy and detains Lucy and Happy for their crimes against the guild. ...rather, very angryThe next day, Gray walks into one of the Galuna Islanders tents to find Erza sitting with a tied up Lucy, and Happy. Erza tells Gray to leave the island, since they broke the rule of taking an S-Class job. Gray refuses and tells Erza to do whatever she wants, but it won't stop him.Shocked that someone actually stood up to her, Erza has a slight change of heart and decides to punish them after they finish the mission.
Erza slices Toby, to stop the Moon Drip from releasingDeliora, but doesn't make it in time. However, Deliora is found to have already died. Erza about to throw her spear at the moon.Erza interrupts their victory by reminding everyone their mission hasn't been complete, as they haven't saved the villagers from the curse. Once back at the village, Erza is the one who figures out the secret of the villagers, and uses The Giant's Armor to throw a spear to the moon with the help of a very motivated Natsu. With this, they destroy a layer created by the Moon Drip, revealing that all the villagers were originally monsters who are able to turn to humans and not the other way around, and that the Moon Drip layer was simply causing their confusion. She then leads the team off the island, only taking the Celestial Spirit key as a reward, and not the money. She then reminds Natsu and co. that despite finishing the mission, they are all going to get punished. Once everyone returns to Magnolia, they are surprised to find the guild completely trashed.
Erza and the others return from Galuna Island, only to find that the guild has been attacked by Phantom Lord. Later, Erza goes to Lucy's apartment with Team Natsu, and explains the power of Phantom Lord, and that they have a Dragon Slayer as well. Shortly after, Shadow Gear is attacked as well, leading to a Guild War against Fairy Tail and Phantom Lord. Fairy Tail assault Phantom Lords guild, but after the sucker punch defeat of Makarov by Aria, Erza demands the guild to retreat. Erza tries to stop JupiterAs Erza takes a shower, blaming herself for Makarov's defeat, the walking guild of Phantom Lord attacks Fairy Tail with its Magical Convergent Cannon - Jupiter. Erza stops the first shot with her Adamantine Armor, but loses consciousness. Erza defeats Aria.Later, Erza reappears when Natsu is being beaten by Aria. Erza, angered by what he did to the master, is able to quickly defeat him. As she collapses, she implores Natsu to protect Lucy and the guild from Jose and Gajeel, as his power will one day surpass even hers. Gray and Elfman find Erza, but before they can aid her, Jose himself appears before them. He quickly defeats Elfman and Gray. After Erza fights him briefly, Jose remembers how Erza took the Jupiter Cannon head on, and asks her how she was able to do it. Erza replies her love for her friends make her who she is. Jose laughs, and finds Erza a person worth killing. Erza vs JoseAfter Natsu beats Gajeel, she reminds Jose that he lost the war because he didn't calculate Natsu's destructiveness into his plans. Erza then berates Jose's reasons for attacking Fairy Tail, and defends Lucy. Jose soon defeats Erza, but is saved by a recovered Makarov who finally finishes Jose with Fairy Law.
As she helps to rebuild the guild, Erza follows Gray and Natsu to Lucy's apartment only to not find her home. They all read Lucy's letters, and find a note from her claiming she is going back to her home. After Erza, Natsu, Gray, and Happy arrive at theHeartfilia Konzern, they see Lucy, who just came back from telling her father she will never stay, and to leave Fairy Tail alone. Team Natsu all share a laugh, and afterwards everyone is impressed by how much land Lucy's dad owns.
Erza acting as a princeErza is sent to help a theater in trouble; it is here she reveals her love for the theater and the dramatic arts. She signs the others up in a play to help the owner recover from his tragedy, wherein most of his actors and actresses had quit. Erza spends a long time and effort practicing for her role as the prince. During the play, Erza gets stage fright and forgets most of her lines when it comes to performing her part, to which, in some moments, she improvises to fill up sentences in her dialogue. Later though, she gets too deep into her character, as she cuts Lucy's clothes up on stage. The team ends up destroying the theater due to their recklessness, but still get a standing ovation, successfully making Labian's play entertaining.
Team Natsu finishes up a job and run into Loke shortly after. After Lucy thanks him for finding her keys, he quickly runs off though. When Loke is missing from the guild the next day, Erza searches for him with Natsu.
Erza's dress to go to the casinoErza is one of the members invited by Loke to go with her to an expensive resort. At the beach, Erza has a quick flashback of her slave life at the Tower of Heaven. When she wakes up from the daydream, she Lucy invites her to go to the resorts casino.
While at the casino, Lucy and Erza are playing cards when one of Erza's childhood friends, Shô, steps in to rotate the dealer position. Suddenly, the casino lights turn off due to Simon's spell, then comes back on with Shô behind Erza, telling her that he can use Magic as well, and demonstrates this by trapping everyone in the casino inside playing cards. Erza shot by WallyAnother friend of Erza, Millianna, appears from behind Lucy and ties her up using her Magic ropes. Feeling insulted, Shô tells Erza that they were her friends too once, until she betrayed them. The group tells Erza that they are here to take her back home. Erza, pleading for Wally to stop, ends up with a shot in the back by Wally's tranquilizer shot. Before their departure, Wally gives Millianna a sleeping Happy as a gift. Shô, excited, reveals that Erza will be returning to the Tower of Heaven, where Jellal is waiting. Erza captured by ShôErza later wakes up in a ship on the way to the tower, bound by Milliana'sNekousoku Tube. Shô then appears, and yells at her for betraying Jellal. Erza then has another short flashback, revealing her imprisonment with Jellal and the rest of her old friends.
As Erza arrives at the Tower, she is thrown in a prison. Shô tells her she will stay there until the "ceremony" starts tomorrow. He then tells her that she will be the sacrifice for "Paradise". Erza tells Shô not to use the R-System to resurrect the Black Mage, Zeref, because of the consequences it will bring to the Magic World. Erza then brings Shô to his knees by kicking him in the face, and then sets out to search for Jellal. Erza explains her past as a slave.Erza fights her way through some guards, asking where Jellal is, and eventually comes across Natsu and and co., who has also teamed up withJuvia Lockser. Although she is surprised to see them, she tells them to go back. Natsu refuses, one reason being because Millianna has Happy. Erza apologizes, saying that she will lose this fight no matter what. Erza then tells them about the Tower of Heaven and about her past.
After sharing her past, Erza tells Gray, Lucy, and Juvia, that she is destined to fight Jellal. Meanwhile, Jellal's thought projection, Siegrain, is gathering votes at the Magic Council to destroy the Tower of Heaven with the Etherion. Back at the Tower, Erza tells the others that Zeref was the strongest Dark Mage ever. He created horrible and destructive monsters. Lucy points out that the Lullaby was one of Zeref's monsters. Erza also thinks that Deliora was one, too. Lucy then asks why Erza is considered a traitor to her old friends. Erza doesn't know why, but suspects Jellal made something up. Shô then appears, hearing what actually happened eight years ago and cannot believe that Jellal was tricking them all this time. Simon then appears, revealing he knew all along that Jellal was lying. They all decide to work together to stop Jellal. Erza trapped in a card.Everybody follows Simon in an attempt to look for Natsu and stop Erza's other friends from attacking. The company learns that they can't escape, because they need to defeat Jellal and the assassins of Death's Head Caucus', Trinity Raven, before Jellal activates the tower that will cause the Council to release the Etherion, which will destroy the tower and them along with it. After hearing what will happen, Shô traps Erza in one of his cards and runs off with her. Erza and Shô run into Ikaruga. Ikaruga claims that she can slice anything, even separate dimensions like Shô's cards. With this, she quickly defeats him. Erza vs. IkarugaIkaruga starts attacking Erza, who is still inside Shô's card. After a few more slices, Erza breaks out of it. All of a sudden, Erza's armor is cut into pieces, showing that she didn't dodge all of Ikaruga's attacks successfully. She then requips her Heaven's Wheel Armor. The two girls attack each other head on.Erza reqiups several armors, but all of them easily break by Ikaruga's sword. Erza then gets up and requips a sarashi, with a flame patterned bottom hakama. Erza defeats IkarugaErza explains there is nothing special about her armor. All her life she had locked her heart away in her suit of armor, and that had made her weak and afraid. Now that she wears none, she believes she can defeat Ikaruga. The two ladies charge towards each other, their swords clashing for the final time. Although Erza gets slashed, Erza's slash to Ikaruga is able to defeat her. Erza tells Shô to get everybody else out the tower, claiming that she will fight Jellal and end this. Erza pinning down Jellal and preparing to kill himErza makes it to the part of the tower where Jellal is. Jellal claims the game is over, and Erza asks if playing with people's lives are fun. She thinks Jellal is bluffing about the Etherion falling, but he claims that he is not and that either way, she will be a sacrifice for Zeref.The two battle, and Erza eventually pins Jellal to the ground with her sword at his neck. Erza fighting Jellal.She then tells Jellal he failed at completing the R-System because the tower has no Magic to resurrect. There needs to be 2.7 billion Edeas in order for the tower to activate. Trying to make her give up, he explains how his body was possessed by Zeref and how he is nothing more than a doll doing his bidding. He says he knew he could not finish the R-System, but Zeref would not stop him. He asks Erza to strike him down. She refuses and hugs Jellal as the Etherion hits the tower, completely destroying the outer structure of the tower.
Surprised that she is alive after the blast, she looks around and notices there is Lacrima everywhere and that the structure is an absorption crystal. Jellal explains that the Council's Etherion provided the tower with 2.7 billion Edeas to bring Zeref back. Just then, Siegrain shows up and reveals that he and Jellal are the same person, and that he became a Council Member just to cast the Etherion down on the tower. They both reveal that they are the same person and that Siegrain was just a Thought Projection. Now that the two have morphed back together, Jellal’s full Magical Power returns. Natsu saves Erza from being a sacrifice for ZerefA Bind Snake Jellal casted earlier stops Erza from moving. Before putting her in the Lacrima to be the sacrifice for Zeref, Natsu arrives to pull Erza out. Erza tells Natsu to leave and not fight Jellal, because she is afraid of the consequences that will happen to him. Natsu then punches her, causing her to faint while mentioning he'll win this fight. Enraged by how much Jellal has hurt Erza, Natsu flares up and goes to fight Jellal. Erza's sorrow after Simon's deathErza then wakes up to Natsu being blasted by Jellal's meteor attacks. Natsu starts destroying the tower so the resurrection cannot occur. Jellal prepares another attack on Natsu, but Erza gets in front, hoping that he won't attack her. He still prepares to launch it, claiming that it does not matter who the sacrifice is, now that there is so much damage. He launches his attack. Opening her eyes, Erza sees that Simon is in front of her and that he used his body as a shield to protect her. He falls to the ground, confesses his love for Erza, and then dies. Erza screams in anguish as Natsu continues his battle with Jellal. By eating the Etherion, Natsu manages to defeat Jellal, but the tower becomes unstable and is ready to blow up, which will kill anyone near it. Erza sacrifices herself in front of NatsuBack in the tower, Erza carries Natsu on her back. She shortly realizes that she needs to be the sacrifice to control the Magic energy and stop the explosion. She then puts her body half-way in the crystal, only for Natsu to wake up and ask her what she is doing. She tells him she cannot imagine a world without her friends and if she dies saving everybody, then she has no regrets; she then offers her body to the R-System so that she can control it. She blanks out completely.
Erza wakes up in a dress, wondering where she is. Everything is white around her. The scene turns to her funeral. Erza realizes that she is dead and that nobody is happy. Natsu doesn't believe Erza is dead and refuses to accept it, causing a rukus as the funeral. As everybody cries, Erza realizes that she made a mistake. Natsu saves ErzaShe then wakes up, realizing it was a dream. All of her friends run towards her, and Natsu carries her towards them. He lays her in the water, to which Erza is amazed that he was able to not only find, but also take her out the vortex alive. Natsu in tears tells Erza not to sacrifice herself ever again. Erza promises him to do so, and she comes to the realization that she doesn't need to die for her friends, but to live for them, because that is that only way to bring the best future. For the first time since eight years ago, she cries tears of joy, out of both eyes.  Erza in the Fairy Tail’s Farewell Armor.Wally, Millianna and Shô apologize to Erza, saying they didn't want to hurt her. Erza suggests they come to Fairy Tail. Later, Lucy asks where Shô and the others went. Erza dashes out to go look for them. She then realizes that her former comrades decided to leave Erza’s side, saying that they have caused her too much pain for her. Erza then prepares for them the official Fairy Tail’s Farewell Ceremony. After a few promises, she recites the rules when leaving Fairy Tail, and cries goodbye to them, hoping to see them again someday. After that, Natsu, Lucy, Gray and Erza throw a farewell bash, wishing Shô, Millianna, and Wally well as they depart, finally free and living their own lives.
Never mess with Erza's cakeErza comes back to the guild to see it rebuilt and in great condition; but her happiness is interrupted when she finds that Gajeel Redfox has joined Fairy Tail. She voices her concerns with Makarov, but as he gives her his confidence, she petitions to have Gajeel watched.
Later, when a reporter from Sorcerer Magazine comes to Fairy Tail to interview the members, she wears a modified version of her Heart Kreuz Armor. She surprises everyone when she expresses her desire to be interviewed. Erza and the other contestants turned to stone.During the festival, Erza competes for the title of "Miss Fairy Tail", requipping into a beautiful dress that Lucy recognizes as Goth Lolitastyle in front of everyone, and states that victory is hers. However, she is turned to stone, along with all the other Miss Fairy Tail contestants byEvergreen. Erza is freed from Evergreen's Magic.Natsu and Gajeel try to turn her back to normal with Natsu's flame, thinking that it would release her from the stone. She does get revived, but due to her artificial eye halving the effect of Evergreen's Magic. She soon realizes that even Mystogan has arrived to fight Laxus Dreyar, in order to help save the guild. Erza threatens to kill EvergreenShe then goes to town to find Laxus, but encounters Evergreen instead. She threatens Evergreen to release the other girls, but Evergreen is more interested in claiming the title of "Titania" for herself instead. After fighting her for some time, Erza pins her against a wall. Evergreen reveals to her she'll kill the girls if Erza doesn't strip to degrade herself. Erza responds by requipping into her Heaven's Wheel Armor and threatens to kill Evergreen herself if she doesn't revive the girls, and thus, Evergreen concedes and the girls are released. Erza fights Laxus.After her fight with Evergreen, both Erza and Natsu find Laxus and Mystogan already fighting in the Cathedral. When Erza witnesses the true face of Mystogan, it turns out to resemble Jellal's completely. Not knowing it wasn't Jellal, her eyes begin to shed tears and she becomes emotionally unstable for a moment. Mystogan claims he is not Jellal, but he knows who he is, and then quickly disappears, leaving Laxus to Erza and Natsu. She recovers from the surprise though and prepares to attack Laxus with her Lightning Empress Armor, but later decides to trust Natsu to stop Laxus, and goes to destroy the Thunder Palace instead to protect everyone in Magnolia. Erza on Fantasia ParadeWith the help of Warren Rocko, she communicates with all her comrades, and they help her to destroy the Hall of Thunder's Lacrimas. In the end, she manages to take out two-hundred Lacrimas, which are the majority of them.
After Laxus is defeated, the Harvest Festival continues with the Fantasia Parade. Erza performs with her swords on her float, not knowing Mystogan watches her. When Laxus leaves the guild, Erza and the rest of the guild puts up the sign he and Makarov made up, meaning they will always be watching over him.
Erza begins to try and find out about Mystogan; however, she realizes Makarov knows nothing about him. Stumped, Erza wonders about Mystogan's relationship to Jellal, and why they both have the same exact face.
Later, Erza and her team begin to go on a mission to hunt a Mage hunter, but she becomes surprised when she hears Lucy went off to Acalypha and took out the Naked Mummy Guild by herself. Fearless Erza trembling before she re-meets IchiyaLater, Makarov reveals that an alliance of guilds has been made in order to take down one of the Dark Guilds part of the Balam Alliance, the Oración Seis, and that Fairy Tail is a part of it. Team Natsu are chosen as Fairy Tail's representatives. They meet up with the Blue Pegasus Guilddelegates, The Trimens that are none other than, Hibiki Lates, Eve Tearm,Ren Akatsuki, and to Erza's horror, Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki. They also meet the delegates of Lamia Scale Guild: Jura Neekis, Lyon Vastia andSherry Blendy, as well as the delegates of Cait Shelter: Wendy Marvelland Carla. As all the delegates get together, Erza follows Natsu and Gray as they run to find the Oración Seis. Cuberos bites ErzaAs the Oración Seis finds them, Erza battles Cobra in her Flight Armor. However, she is bitten by his snake and she suffers from the extreme poison. As Lucy gives Erza her belt to strap on her arm, she begs for someone to cut her poisoned arm off. Lyon steps forward to do this, but this is denied by her fellow Fairy Tail members and an argument erupts. However, Carla explains to them that Wendy, who was kidnapped by Brain, can help her, as her Magic allows her to heal the injured. As the others leave to rescue Wendy, Lucy and Hibiki Lates stay behind to take care of her.After Natsu arrives with Wendy, she treats Erza and removes the poison. When the others notice a pillar of black light in the sky, Natsu knows Jellal is there and rushes forward. In the ensuing confusion, Erza slips away, intending to find Jellal as well. Erza meets JellalBecause the others are impeded in fights against the Oración Seis, Erza manages to reach Jellal first, although she is unsure of how to act towards him. To her surprise, she discovers that he has become amnesiac, and is only able to remember her name. As Erza explains who he is and what he did to his comrades, Jellal breaks down in tears upon learning what kind of person he is. Suddenly, Cobra appears and attempts to takeNirvana, but Jellal reveals that he put a Self-Destruction Spell around Nirvana to destroy it. However, he also put the spell on himself so he can end his life, and free Erza from the pain he has caused to her. Erza gives Jellal a scoldingShe doesn't take this too kindly and runs up to him, grabs him and demands that he cancel the spell and live. Moments later, Brain appears, revealing that he taught Jellal the Self-Destruction Spell, and easily cancels it, before activating the second stage of Nirvana. Erza and Jellal are caught in Nirvana's skywards eruption, as she holds onto Jellal with one hand. She pulls him up, saying that he should live on to see the future as Fairy Tail members do with their connection of "hope". Erza prepares to fight Midnight with new confidenceLater, Midnight appears before her and quickly defeats Jellal, revealing his Reflector Magic to her. She tries her best to fight him, but all her attacks are reflected and her armor becomes reflected to confine her. As Midnight tortures Jellal with the truth of his deeds, Erza reassures Jellal that she believes that there is still goodness in him, and requips to her Robe of Yūen, readying herself for round two against Midnight. Erza reveals all three of Midnight's weaknesses, which are not being able to reflect two things at once, her not being able to work on humans, and Erza's current armor being made out of rubber. Erza defeats Midnight.Midnight says that at midnight, his refracting gets to his peak as he transforms into a giant monster. He creates a giant explosion and stabs Jellal and Erza. He is then successfully slashed and defeated by Erza as she reveals his transformation was all just an illusion. Afterwards, she manages to get into contact with the others through Hibiki's telepathy, only to learn that Nirvana is controlled by six different Lacrima Crystals.
After their discussion and planning, Hibiki implants a map to guide them towards the location of each Lacrima Crystal. Erza says she will handle Lacrima number five. When Jellal is about to say he'll destroy the sixth Lacrima, she immediately interrupts him. She whispers to him that Natsu still doesn't know his relation towards the mission and might mistake him as an enemy. When Erza finishes, Natsu answers that he seemed to have heard a familiar voice, but Hibiki's connection is then lost. Erza destroying one of Nirvana's legsErza arrives in front of the fifth Lacrima, waiting for the appointed time to arrive and destroy it. After Natsu's victory over Zero, the rest of the Mages including Erza manage to destroy all six Lacrima Crystals, destroying Nirvana. Everyone rejoices as they are reunited. Erza says that she will support Jellal and he doesn´t need to care about his memories. At this moment, they stare at each other, only for the New Magic Council to interrupt and arrest Hoteye and Jellal for their past criminal acts. Erza asking Jellal on what he'll do in the futureAs Jellal willingly gives himself up to the Council, Lahar warns him that this will probably be the last time he ever sees them again, for he will either be given the death sentence or life imprisonment. Suddenly, an angered Natsu starts to fight against the Council, trying to bring Jellal back. This causes every other Mage to fight for Jellal as well, except for Erza, who can only tremble in anger and watch the chaos. Erza decides to stop the commotion once and for all, and lets the Council take Jellal away. Jellal looks back at her in relief, but not before he mentions her scarlet hair, implying that he remembers the time he chose her last name, Scarlet. Erza's sadness after she loses JellalThey say their final farewells and as Jellal is taken away, everyone looks on sadly. Erza later sits alone, crying for the loss of her friend as she remembers when she and Jellal were together as kids, and him choosing her last name based on her hair color. Erza invites Wendy to join Fairy TailBack at Cait Shelter, Roubaul reveals to Light Team that Wendy's whole guild was just an illusion he made after she was left in his care. Wendy, now alone,is comforted by Erza and invited to join Fairy Tail.
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Erza and Gray returnAfter the return of Gildarts Clive, he tells Natsu he has something to tell him, Erza urges Natsu and Lucy not to take on the Hundred Year quest that Gildarts had recently failed. Later, Erza comments on Bisca Mulan and Alzack Connell getting along well. Erza tells them to treasure these memories so they will not regret them later. Marakov then calls Erza over, telling her that about his choice to pass the Hundred Year Quest to another guild, to which she agrees. Later, the Anima sucks up Fairy Tail, and all of Magnolia into Edolas, including Erza. However, Gajeel releases her and Gray from the Lacrima with Mystogan's help. Mystogan then sends them to Edolas with X-Balls that allow Earth Land people to use Magic freely in Edolas. Erza and Gray join the frayWhen Erza Knightwalker is about to kill Happy, Erza and Gray bash some of the Edolas Guards and show up, ready to attack, and declare Erza Knightwalker to be an enemy of Fairy Tail. Seeing that her counterpart is about to strike Gray, Erza quickly blocks her counterpart's spear with her sword, and the clash of their weapons. Realizing that her group cannot not proceed any further than they already have with Knightwalker hot on their tails, Scarlet orders her friends to carry on without her. Erza vs. Erza!As the two Erzas fight, Knightwalker explains her Magical weapon, The Ten Commandments. Scarlet notices how her counterparts Magic is a lot like her's. Erza dragging Natsu and GrayErza is successful in defeating her counterpart, and takes on her guise afterwards. Erza. still in disguise, catches up with Natsu and Gray and captures them. She drags them to the Dragon Chain Cannon room, commenting on how she can see eternal Magic coming. She then orders Gray to active the cannon aiming towards the island, with the threat that she would kill Natsu if he did not comply. Right at the crucial moment, however, Erza Scarlet suddenly shouts at Natsu to fight, before quickly holding her sword at Faust's throat, revealing her true identity to everyone else, and that the entire plan to be a ruse. She then tells the soldiers to move the coordinates to fire at the Lacrima, or she will kill the king. Erza takes Faust hostageHowever, the real Erza Knightwalker vaults over the wall of the control room and frees Faust, which leads to the release of cannon on the Lacrima island. Just then, an ally of theirs, Coco, arrives on her legion, helping them all escape. They then set flight towards the Lacrima island to save Magnolia. She then helps everyone to push back the Lacrima island, enough for Mystogan to send the giant Lacrima back to Earth Land. Just when everything seems over though, Erza's counterpart shoots Pantherlily, declaring the battle is not over yet. When the Dorma Anim shows up, Natsu tells her that he, along with Gajeel and Wendy, would take care of Faust, while she and her group should protect the Exceed's. However, as they try to catch up, Knightwalker ambushes the legion that they are on. While Lucy, Gray, and Coco fall, Erza merely chains on to another legion and clashes with her counterpart once more, with both of them declaring that there is only room for one Erza, and the other one must perish. Scarlet Vs. Knightwalker Round 2The second round starts off with each Erza fighting ferociously, as Scarlet uses several different armors, and Knightwalker changes her spears forms. Eventually, Erza comments on how they're both evenly matched, but then Knightwalker decides at that moment to use her trump card, Ravelt. Erza then requips into the Armadura Fairy Armor. As the two Erza's clash, they create an explosion large enough to shatter the entire island, and in the process, Erza's armor is destroyed along with Knightwalker's spear. Scarlet and Knightwalker get physicalHowever, even though they both have already run out of Magic, they have a fist fight, while debating about whether it is wrong to extort Magic from Extalia. Erza finally manages to knock some sense into Knightwalker, telling her that they can still survive without Magic, and that it can be overcome. She then tells Knightwalker that they are the same, and as Erza herself has the same evil qualities and weaknesses in Knightwalker, Knightwalker herself has the same compassionate heart as Erza. The falling island then crashes into the ground, and both Erzas no longer have the strength to move. Knightwalker then admits defeat, but Erza denies this, saying that there is no such thing, seeing as they're the same person. Farewell, ErzaWith the two Erza's peace is made,the Reverse-Anima begins to take Scarlet back to Earth Land. The two Erzas bid one final farewell. After returning to Earth Land, she is surprised to see the Exceeds have arrived in Earth Land, and after hearing about their story, no one has grudge against them. The Exceeds decide to find all the eggs they sent to Earth Land, and bid a final farewell to Fairy Tail. Return to Earth Land!However, when the Exceeds leave, Erza, along with Gray and Natsu, are surprised when Pantherlily drags out the captured Lisanna.However, Lisanna reveals that she was never dead, but that she was merely transported to Edolas by the Anima, and she is in fact the Lisanna everyone knows. Erza, alongside Natsu and the others, helps Lisanna to return to her siblings.
Erza activates her Magic Aura in front of JuviaBack at Fairy Tail, everybody is acting hyper again. Pantherlily tells Erza that it's comforting to see a familiar face like hers, even though she's not the Erza he knew. Later, Erza is by Makarov's side for the announcing of the S-Class Wizard Promotion Trial. Gajeel is not elected to participate, as Erza claims it is too soon for the guild to trust him yet. After the rules are explained, it is revealed that Erza will be participating along with Mirajane and Gildarts. Their main role in the trial is to attempt to hinder the selected teams in some way. Sorry, but you failedAfter the participants get to Tenrou Island, Makarov tells them there will be eight paths, and of them, seven will result in battles. She waits in Path D, and battles both Juvia and Lisanna. Despite a valiant fight, Erza easily manages to defeat them. After the first part of the exam is over, she, along with Juvia, Lisanna, and Mirajane, all rest at the camp on the island. She questions why Mest and Wendy aren't at the base, which sends her and Juvia out to look for them.
Later, Erza and Juvia both find an injured Levy McGarden. Erza, with Juvia and Levy go to help Gajeel, to find he successfully beat Kawazu and Yomazu, members of a Dark Guild, Grimoire Heart. While they check up on Gajeel's condition, Yomazu announces that The Seven Kin of Purgatory is coming, the aces of Grimoire Heart.Erza immediately announces that the exam is now on hold, and sends a warning flare signal to the rest of the guild members present on Tenrou Island. Erza and Juvia vs. MeredyErza goes over to Yomazu and asks what their goals are. He then reveals they are here for the Black Mage, Zeref. He tells them Zeref lived 400 years ago, and has since been in a "slumbering" state. When the Grimoire Heart Guild arrives on the island, members surround Juvia and Erza, and they prepare to fight them. They easily defeat all the members in their immediate vicinity, but are then confronted by Meredy. Erza warns Juvia not to underestimate her just because she is a kid, saying that she can sense a strange Magic from the girl. Erza fights with Meredy's bladesIn her battle with Juvia against Meredy, Meredy uses Maguilty Sodom, which creates Magic swords that are sent flying towards her and Juvia. The attack manages to pierce Juvia's water body, which causes Erza to question what type of Magic it is.
As they battle continues, Meredy goes on to explain her rankings for people to kill, and says Gray Fullbuster is first, since he is the reasonUltear's mother was killed. Meredy then sends more swords towards Erza, but Juvia uses her water to surround and knock all of her blades away. Juvia then says she can't forgive Meredy now. Erza, with a nervous look, remarks that Juvia should calm down.
Juvia proceeds to attack Meredy with astonishing strength. This shocks Erza, who notices that Juvia's fighting is nothing like how she was during the exams. She finally understands that Juvia's true powers come out when she fights for a loved one. Juvia tells Erza that she will handle Meredy and that Erza needs to go find Wendy and Gray. Erza departs leaving Juvia to her. Erza vs. AzumaAs Erza runs around looking for her guild mates, Azuma emerges upside down from a tree and provokes her into a fight After requipping a few more armors, she and Azuma battle for a while longer. Azuma comments that he and Erza are the same as they both pursue the strong opponents. Erza, however, replies that she only needs the strength to protect her comrades. Azuma smiles after hearing the statement and activates his Lost Magic, Great Tree Arc to uproot Tenrou Island's tree, which had the ability to protect and give strength to every Fairy Tail member.Azuma then tells Erza that her friends' lives are on the line, and to show him if she has enough power to protect them. Erza almost defeated by AzumaErza asks Azuma why she's the only not affected by his damage to the Tenrou Tree. He says he wants to fight her when she's serious, to which Erza responds by claiming she will defeat him no matter what, but makes Azuma promise if shes beats him, he'll return the guild's Magical Power. Erza and Azuma square off once more, but she has great trouble gaining the upper-hand. She decides that she needs to put all her Magical power into one attack without using any power for defense, so she requips to just a sarashi and a single sword. She goes all out using her Crimson Cherry technique, but Azuma is easily able to ensnare Erza before she gets to him, and uses the Terra Chrymal send Erza to the brink of defeat. Pushed by her nakamaWhile Erza is unconscious, she hears Jellal's voice telling her not to lose, and she wakes up, telling herself it's just her imagination and that she needs to focus on Azuma. She attacks him, forcing him on the defense for a bit, but once again, he bind her arms and legs, hitting her with his strongest attack once more. As Erza falls to her defeat, she hears Natsu's voice asking her if she was going to give up, and has other visions of her friends in the guild. This gives her the resolve to get back up. She apologizes to them, mentioning that she wasn't protecting everyone but instead, she was the one being protected. Erza defeats AzumaAs she comes toward Azuma, he is surprised that he has lost control of the Tenrou Island Magic and that it now protects Erza. He thinks to himself that their true strength is not in the individual but the sum of them, and calls them an amazing guild. Erza lands a finishing blow, defeating Azuma.
After defeating Azuma, Erza falls to the ground, battle worn, and notices Azuma's body transforming into a tree. He states that it is a side effect of overusing his Lost Magic. He then tells her that, as promised, he would return everyone's Magic Power to them. She then asks him if he knew a man name Jellal. Azuma states that he does and explains that Jellal is a sad man whose become obsessed with the idea that Zeref ghost exist and that he lost all sense of reason. Erza then asks him why they are after Zeref. Azuma states that it is to get closer to the very first Magic in the world, as it would lead to what Jellal called, "Paradise". Azuma tries to explain further but is completely transformed into trees. Team Natsu challenge HadesErza soon meets up with Gray, Natsu, Wendy, Lucy, Pantherlily, Happy, and Carla and they all head towards the Grimoire Heart airship to fightHades, the final enemy on the island. Before going on the ship, Natsu tells the Exceeds to search for the ship's power source and destroy it in order to prevent it from taking off. After Wendy casts Troia on Natsu as a precautionary measure, the group head inside the airship. Erza reminds the group that Hades is a powerful Mage and that to use their full power from the start. All the Mages fight to the best of their ability, and send Hades crashing into one of the walls. He emerges unharmed though, and claims he is ready to get serious. He screams out "Katsu", and Wendy disappears.
A voice is heard above all of them, as it is revealed Horologium saved her at the last second by forcing his gate open, commenting that since the danger was higher then normal he came out to help. Horologuim's time is spent so he releases a newly clothed Wendy and tells the group to be more careful before disappearing.
Everyone prepares to attack again. Hades mocks the current Fairy Tail, and tells his opponents he was the second master of Fairy Tail. A disbelieving Natsu charges, but Hades attack him, as well as everyone else, leaving them all on the ground. As Team Natsu lay defeated , Hades starts to belittle Makarov, but Natsu defends him, prompting Hades to brutally beat up Natsu, while Erza and the others watch in horror. Just when Hades is about to finish Natsu off, Laxus appears and headbutts the former master. Erza feels fearAfter Laxus fails at beating Hades, and gives his Magical Power to Natsu, Erza remarks how the situation is similar to when Natsu ate theEtherion. After Natsu attacks Hades with his Lighting Flame attacks, Erza is shocked to see Hades is still okay. Hades then removes his eye patch and shows the group the "Abyss of Magic", which transforms Hades and increases his Magical Power drastically. After displaying his Living Magic spells, Natsu tells the group to use the fear they are experiencing to become stronger. With that, everyone helps launch Natsu at Hades, even though none of them have Magical power left. Natsu and Hades's final collision ends with the ship exploding.Natsu prevails punching Hades in the face. Hades doesn't know how he lost, until he feels that his heart had been destroyed somewhere on the ship. He reveals his heart was the only thing that let him use all his Magic. Wendy shows Erza, Gray, and Lucy that the Tenrou tree is back up, which was thanks to Ultear's Arc of Time.Everyone then attacks Hades, with Natsu landing the final blow to defeat him. Fairy Tail flees as Makarov holds off AcnologiaAfter their success, the rest of the injured Fairy Tail members show up and scare off the remaining Grimoire Heart members. Afterwards, all the guild members head back to camp and rejoice in their victory. Their rest, however, is cut short when Acnologia arrives and attacks the guild members. Erza watches as Makarov holds the beast off and tells his guild members that his final order is for them to escape. However, she, along with the rest of Fairy Tail, comes back and attempts to fight Acnologia. Their attack amounts to nothing, and all the Fairy Tail members hold hands in an attempt to negate the attack as the island is destroyed by the dragon's Dragon Roar. They fail and Tenrou Island is destroyed.
Erza along with the rest of the Tenrou Team are rescued by Bisca, Alzack, Jet, Droy, Max, Warren and The Trimens from Blue Pegasus. She watches as Mavis Vermilion reveals that she was the one who saved them and then disappears. She returns to the Fairy Tail Guild and, along with Natsu, Gajeel and Gray, defeats the members of Twilight Ogre who were threatening Romeo, later being welcomed back by him and the older Fairy Tail members. Payback - Fairy Tail style.Erza joins their welcome back party, and is surprised to hear the Bisca and Alzack have gotten married and have a child. Erza is later confronted by the couple again in Magnolia Town, and they reveal startling information about Jellal to her. Later, Erza, along with Mirajane, accompanies Makarov to the Twilight Ogre Guild to pay them back everything they owe. She dons her Purgatory Armor and she, along with Makarov and Mirajane, proceed to fight the entire guild. Erza trainingErza and the other members of Fairy Tail go to the beach to train for the Grand Magic Games. On the second day of training, Erza and co. are interrupted by Virgo, who tells everyone the Celestial Spirit World is in great danger and requires everyone's help. They are sent to the Spirit World, where they find out there is no trouble, but all of Lucy's Spirits had planned a party to celebrate everyone's return. After a day of celebrating, Virgo informs the gang that time runs different in the Spirit World than in Earth Land, thus they have lost almost the whole three months of training in the one day.
Once they realize this, Erza and the others become depressed until the group is contacted by Jellal, Ultear, and Meredy. After a brief reunion, Ultear decides to increase everyone in Fairy Tail's power by activating their "Second Origin" with her improved Arc of Time. Erza slaps JellalErza and Jellal go off to talk privately, and she asks him if all of his memories have returned, with him confirming that they have. He tells her he's prepared to die if she wants to seek revenge for him killing their friendSimon, however Erza says she won't because Simon wouldn't have wanted that. When he says that he thinks death is the only way to truly redeem his sins, Erza slaps him and pulls on his collar, accidentally causing the two of them to fall off the rocky ledge they were sitting on and into a large flower field, with Jellal landing on top of her. Erza and Jellal kissWhile on top of her, Jellal and Erza kiss. However, Jellal pushes her away and tells her that he can't because he has a fiancee. When Jellal, Ultear, and Meredy later take their leave, Erza sees them off. She smiles and remarks to herself that Jellal's a clumsy liar, referring to the fact that she knew he lied about having a fiancee, but accepts his decision on their relationship.
Later, Erza along with Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Wendy, Happy, and Carla arrive in Fiore's capital Crocus. After a brief meeting with the rest of the Guild members that have arrived, Erza goes to the room provided for them to see if something is amiss. Later, when Natsu, Gray, Lucy, and Happy return to the Honeybone Lodge, Erza scolds them for their lateness, but it is interrupted when Lisanna and Elfman walk in. The meeting is interrupted, however, when it is announced that the preliminary for the Grand Magic Games is about to begin. They are informed that in order to be in the games, they must be one of the first eight teams to go through the Sky Labyrinth. Erza and the others are worried becauseWendy is nowhere to be seen, but Elfman decides to take her place and they set off. Eventually, by defeating other guilds and taking their maps of the Sky Labyrinth, they arrive at Domas Flau, but are informed that they are the last of the eight teams to make it. Erza represents Fairy Tail in the Grand Magic GamesErza and the others change into their team outfits before they head out to hear which teams made it out of the labyrinth before them. As the teams are introduced, they learn that Raven Tail has entered into the competition, and are angry when they learn that they are the ones who injured Wendy and Carla. She is also shocked to learn that there is a second team from Fairy Tail in the running, consisting of Gajeel Redfox, Mirajane Strauss, Laxus Dreyar, Juvia Lockser, and Jellal Fernandes disguised asMystogan. A few minutes later, after they hear the rules for the first event of the games, Gray decides to enter for them in that round. When Gray loses the event and the crowd mocks him and Fairy Tail for it, Natsu comes to his defense, but Erza stops Natsu from acting rashly. When the first battle of the day is chosen, Lucy vs. Flare Corona, Erza encourages Lucy to win.
After Lucy's defeat by Flare, due to the outside help she received from a fellow Raven Tail member, Jellal and Jura eventually step up to fight. Jellal loses the match because Ultear intervenes because he was about to give away his identity accidentally. After the guild's terrible first day, they go to a nearby bar and celebrate. When a Mage from Erza's past, Bacchus, enters, the two talk briefly and he vows that they will settle their score for good. When Lucy asks Erza who he is, she replies that he is a Mage that she fought constantly in the past, but neither ever beat the other, much to Lucy, Natsu, and Gray's shock.
When the second day's battle begins. Erza listens and is moved by Toby's greatest secret and is angered to the point that she has to be held back when Kurohebi rips Toby's sock. Later, she gives encouragement to Elfman when he has to fight Bacchus.
Erza's RequipRequip: The Knight (換装 別名 ザ・ナイトKansō Betsumei Za Naito): Erza's signature form of Magic. Over which she possesses great mastery. It is a type of Magic that allows her to swap weapons, armor and clothes at will. Her particular form of Requip is called The Knight. She is noted for her ability to requip extremely fast and is the only sword Mage known to be capable of requipping weapons and armor while fighting, something which made her well known throughout the Kingdom of Fiore and Magnolia Town, earning her the epithet "Titania".
Sword Magic (剣の魔法Ken no Mahō): As the name implies, this is a type of Magic which revolves around the use of swords. Erza is capable of performing different Magical attacks through the use of specific armors of hers, which can make her deadlier in melee or, when combined with her Telekinesis, allow her to target opponents which are out of her physical range. An immobilized Erza using TelekinesisTelekinesis (テレキネシスTerekineshisu): Erza's first use of Magic as a child was to levitate discarded weapons from the ground and launch them at her enemies, something which she did inadvertently, due to the shock caused by Rob's death. Erza's most common use of Telekinesiscomes with her Sword Magic, in which she can perform different attacks by controlling her swords remotely. Erza displaying her swordplay with dual weaponsMaster Swordsmanship Specialist: Erza's skills in swordsmanship are of the highest caliber. Her offensive capabilities mainly come from her swordsplay, which enables her to effectively utilize the weapons that herRequip provides. She is even capable of employing her swords effectively using her feet, by wielding their hilts between her hallux and second toe.Her swordsmanship is enough for her to slash through Aria's presumably intangible airspaces, and to deflect hundreds of needles which were shot at her by Evergreen with relative ease. In addition, her sword slashes possess so much force behind them that they are able to slice through metal using only the air pressure from the swings.
Keen Intellect: Erza has proven herself to be clever and to possess a thorough knowledge of the Magic world: she was able to figure out why the people of Galuna Island were changing into demons (or thought they were) after only a brief period on the island, and could work out the mechanics behind Midnight’s Reflector Magic after being struck by it only few times, something which got her praise from Jellal Fernandes.
Expert Hand to Hand Combatant: Despite favoring the use of her various weapons, Erza has proven herself to be a skilled hand-to-hand combatant. She was able to knock Shô unconscious with a single kick while she was bound to a wall. She was also able to engage Erza Knightwalker in an unarmed fight after all of their weapons were shattered in their previous battle, attacking her counterpart with powerful punches and performing throws and takedowns to push her away. She is able to mix hand to hand combat with her swordsmanship while in battle. Erza slicing through metal with air pressureEnhanced Strength: In stark contrast with her slim and womanly figure, Erza possesses a large amount of physical strength, having been repeatedly shown capable of lifting and dragging around objects many times her own size and weight, most prominently due to her habit of carrying around vast amounts of luggage. She was also able to sendMidnight flying against a wall, several meters away from both of them, with a flick of her wrist. In addition, her sword slashes possess so much force behind them that they are able to slice through metal using only the air pressure from the swings.
Immense Endurance: Erza has been shown to possess a vast amount of physical endurance. After using up all of her Magic power during her fight with Azuma by focusing it all in a single slash, she was still able to join the battle against Hades, requipping different armors and performing combo attacks with her teammates.
Immense Durability: Erza has also proved herself to have a vast amount of physical durability: with the aid of herAdamantine Armor, she was able to take the brunt of the Magical Convergent Cannon - Jupiter on herself, and then go on to defeat Aria, an S-Class Mage, and fight Jose Porla, the Phantom Lord Guild Master and a former member of the Ten Wizard Saints, after a brief amount of time. While clad in herHeaven's Wheel Armor, she was capable of taking on the counter effect of 200 Lacrima orbs from Laxus’Thunder Palace even though the effect of one of the orbs is enough to endanger someone's life. and she was also able to survive the highly-damaging Terra Chrymal twice, and still manage to continue to fight and defeatAzuma. When Ultear Milkovich used her Arc of Time to open up Erza's "Second Origin", Erza showed no signs of being bothered at all, unlike her teammates, including Gray Fullbuster, Natsu Dragneel, and Juvia Lockser, who couldn't walk and writhed around on the floor in pain.
Immense Reflexes: Erza possesses tremendous reflexes, agility and speed. Despite her being severely battle worn, she was able to dodge a blast from Jose Porla while balancing herself on one hand. She was also able to skillfully and acrobatically dodge a barrage of Darkness Magic Spells from Jellal Fernandes, and when he knocked her through the walls of the Tower of Heaven she launched herself off of a few small falling rocks back into the Tower with ease. When Evergreen shot a few arrows at her as a surprise attack, she easily dodged the arrows with a side jump.
Immense Magic Power: As an S-Class Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild, Erza has a tremendous amount of Magic Power. Throughout many battles Erza was able to requip powerful armors in rapid succession without showing signs of fatigue. She was also able to requip her Heaven's Wheel Armor and over 200 swords after requipping herLightning Empress Armor without running out of Magic Power. When exerted, her Magic Power is red in color.
Erza owns over 100 different types of armor, and well over 200 different weapons. Below are a list of those known.
Heart Kreuz Armor (ハートクロス 鎧, Hāto Kurosu no Yoroi): Made by the popular fashion brand Heart Kreuz specifically for her, this is Erza's casual armor, which she is mostly seen wearing. This armor sports a breastplate now composed of a single piece of metal, decorated by curved lines and by a deformed version of Heart Kreuz's mark, with the cross' right arm extending to the right part of Erza's chest, and the added mark of Fairy Tail located under the cross itself, which is now lacking the brand's name. Heaven's Wheel ArmorHeaven's Wheel Armor (天輪の鎧Tenrin no Yoroi): Plated armor covers her chest, with a large metal flower over it, and she wears a large billowing skirt that has metal plating in the upper area. Her stomach and neck are uncovered, and she has large metal wings that appear to be made of individual blades, as well as a wing-like headpiece.
- Flight: While wearing this armor, Erza seemingly gains the ability to fly for short distances.
- Sword Requipping: Erza is able to summon a large amount of swords (roughly more than 200), and launch weapons at her opponent(s) in a variety of different ways. The armor is meant to be used for facing multiple opponents.
- Blumenblatt (天輪・繚乱の剣Tenrin: Ryōran no Ken, lit. Heavens Wheel: Profusion of Swords): Erza will requip a mass amount of swords, and then charge at her opponent and slice him or her with two of her swords. Then she will fly past her enemy and send the swords she requipped into the enemy at the same time.
- Circle Sword (天輪・丸連ソード, Tenrin: Sākururen Sōdo): Erza requips swords and has them circle around her by utilizing the commnad, "Dance, My Blades". The swords then begin spinning rapidly around Erza and she sends them flying towards her opponent(s) in a disc formation at first and upon impact the swords separate and fly in different directions dealing great damage.
- Trinity Shot (三位弾, Saimitama): While in her Heavens Wheel Armor, Erza slashes the opponent in a delta formation.
- Pentagram Sword (五芒星の剣 ペンタグラムソード, Pentaguramu Sōdo):While using the Heaven's Wheel Armor, the user slashes the swords in the shape of a pentagram to attack the target.
Black Wing ArmorBlack Wing Armor (黒羽の鎧Kureha no Yoroi): This armor is black with silver trimming that has silver crosses is several places. It has a revealing silver-edged breastplate and plates flanking her hips that reach down to her waistguard. The waistguard leaves the front of Erza’s body exposed, with her groin being covered by a dark indument. She has large plates guarding her legs. She has two wings that have black metal "arms" acting as the wings' leading structure, but the parts used to fly are composed of a membrane-like material. Erza's hair is tied in a ponytail.
- Flight: This armor seems to grant Erza the ability to fly around for short distances.
- Increased Offense: This armor increases Erza's offensive capabilities, and she uses it in conjunction with any number of weapons to deal her enemy great damage.
- Moon Glimpse (黒羽・月閃, Kureha : Gessen): Erza rushes past her target, slashing them in a cross pattern.
Flame Empress ArmorFlame Empress Armor (炎帝の鎧Entei no Yoroi): This armor is dark red predominantly, but also sports orange and black parts, with the first ones being shaped like flames and the second resembling dragon’s limbs. It’s basically made up of three different parts: the revealing breastplate with dragon like wings attached to it, the orange gauntlets and the dragon claw shaped greaves. Erza’s hair is tied into a pair of high, long pigtails.
- Flame Resistance: This armor lowers the destructive power of flame attacks by 50%.
- Fire Magic: This armor grants Erza the ability to shoot fire.
The Giant's ArmorThe Giant's Armor (巨人の鎧Kyojin no Yoroi): This is a large, furry, golden colored armor with that sports a large cross on the breastplate. The armor is completed by a headgear with the appearance of a pair of large metal ears. The armor works great in combination with the Evil Crushing Spear, a long and elaborated polearm sporting a cross just like the one on the armor.
- Enhanced Strength: This armor increases Erza's strength in the form of her throwing power. It was first used when Erza threw her spear at the "moon" above Galuna Island.
Adamantine ArmorAdamantine Armor (金剛の鎧Kongō no Yoroi): The Adamantine Armor is a large, blue and navy colored armor. The breastplate is composed of different plates joined together, with four, prominent tube-like ornaments on the front, right above her breasts, below the high armored collar. The shoulder pads are very large and sport prominent plates shaped like spikes, protruding from a far darker part which composes the base of the structure. The armor is completed by a helmet which covers the top and the sides of Erza’s face, leaving the back part of her head exposed, and sporting prominent spikes jutting outwards.
- Immense Defense: This armor is the ultimate, high-level defensive stance. While wearing it, Erza is able to withstand the Magic beam fired by the Phantom Lord's Jupiter Cannon, despite her receiving injuries and the armor breaking in the process.
- Magic Barrier: The armor features two shields on the arms, which can be brought together to generate a large Magical barrier.
- Flight: While wearing this armor, Erza gains the ability to fly for short distances..
Purgatory ArmorPurgatory Armor (煉獄の鎧Rengoku no Yoroi): The Purgatory is a black armor that is covered in spikes. When using this armor, Erza’s hair becomes styled in very prominent spikes pointing outwards in every direction, with her right eye being covered by it and a devilish shadow obscuring the upper part of her face. This is one of Erza's most powerful armors, before her fight with Ikaruga she claimed that "None had seen the armor and lived to tell the tale." Its true power is not seen, however, as it was destroyed almost instantly by Ikaruga. Lightning Empress ArmorLightning Empress Armor (雷帝の鎧Raitei no Yoroi): This armor is golden and light bluish in color.The breastplate is decorated by golden trimmings, and has thin plates going up to surround Erza’s neck. When using this armor, Erza’s head gets adorned by a band with two ribbons on it, and her hair gets styled in a long braid. Also, the armor’s weapon is a long spear, with a very large blade and a decorated circle resembling a shield attaching it to the shaft, which is adorned by a large ribbon.
- Lighting Resistance: This is an armor that lowers the attack damage of all lightning attacks aimed at the wearer. It was enough to withstand an attack by Laxus Dreyar, a skilled user of Lightning Magic, without Erza receiving any injuries herself.
- Lightning Magic: This armor grants Erza the ability to attack her foes with lightning.
Flight ArmorFlight Armor (飛翔の鎧Hishō no Yoroi): This armor has features very few armored parts. It is cheetah printed, and the outfit has a large collar around Erza’s neck and a tail hanging from the back of her shorts, both made of bushy fur, plus a pair of large cheetah’s ears adorning both sides of Erza’s head. When wearing this armor, Erza is equipped with a pair of short swords with elaborate handguards similar to a rapier's, shaped like rose's thorns.
- Immense Speed: This armor increases Erza's speed dramatically, to the point where she could match Erza Knightwalker's speed while the latter was using Silfarion. She was also able to keep up withRacer despite being under the effects of his Slowing Magic.
Robe of YūenRobe of Yūen (悠遠の衣Yūen no Koromo): This armor is like a purple, revealing kimono. It consists of a short sleeveless tunic decorated by many flower motifs, with a revealing cleavage and revealing opening on the sides, exposing much of Erza’s chest, held closed by both a large, dark obi, which has a thin red rope tied around it and sports a wide closing ribbon on the back, and by a lighter, smaller white belt, which are both wrapped around a pink, flower-patterned cloth circling Erza’s waist on the back and the sides.
- Elastic Properties: This armor is elasticated, something which prevented Midnight’s Reflector Magic from securely binging Erza or strangling her using it.
Morning Star ArmorMorning Star Armor (明星の鎧Myōjō no Yoroi): This armor, which seems to be mainly composed of a leather-like material, sports many feather-shaped decorations, including the short cape, the pauldrons protruding from under it, and the cloth circling Erza’s waist, held up by a simple belt on the front. She dons a one piece suit revealing her legs, whose upper part is covered by fishnet leggings, and with high-heeled armored greaves with large knee guards covering her calves. Her arms are heavily armored as well. In this outfit, Erza’s hair is styled in tangled buns on top of her head, and she’s armed with a pair of simple swords with cross-shaped handguards, getting larger near the edges, and blades which seem to lack the standard cutting edges.
- Photon Slicer (光子の剣Kōshi no Ken): By pointing the twin swords towards her opponent, Erza is capable of releasing a large blast from them.
Armadura FairyArmadura Fairy (妖精の鎧Yōsei no Yoroi): The strongest armor as declared by her counterpart Erza Knightwalker. This armor has the name of her guild to symbolize her pride of being a member of Fairy Tail. It’s a pink armor with a simple breastplate joined to the collar. The armor has many wing shaped decorations. The armor’s weapons of choice are a pair of identical swords, sporting large and decorated handguards reminiscent each of a pair of wings, and with the blades protruding near the hilts to house additional decorative motifs.
- Fairy Piercing Sword: Erza charges her swords with energy and hits the target with a powerful lunge. This attack was strong enough to break Knightwalker's strongest spear, Ravelt, shattering an entire island in the process. (Unnamed)
Sea Empress ArmorSea Empress Armor (海王の鎧Kaiō no Yoroi): This armor is green in color with bluish parts. The breastplate, which barely covers Erza’s breast, leaving her belly and her back visible, somehow resembles seaweed, and has some thin chains hanging from it over Erza’s exposed parts, with a pair siding her breasts and another the belly; a fifth chain is visible around her neck, which is guarded by the large collar. The armor is completed by a headgear, with a large metal part covering her forehead, bearing a whirl-shaped wave on it, and large fin-shaped protrusions siding her head. The armor comes equipped with a long sword which seems to be made of crystal, with many small crystals jutting out in every direction from the handguard.
- Water Resistance: According to Lisanna, this armor nullifies water attacks. It has been shown to be able to withstand Juvia's water attacks.
- Water Magic: This armor allows Erza to charge her sword with water and release powerful whirlpools against her opponent.
Seduction ArmorSeduction Armor (誘惑の鎧Yūwaku no Yoroi): Erza’s most revealing armor, which is more like an extremely daring maid outfit. It’s composed of a long light apron, tied behind Erza’s neck and back, worn over her bare chest, and thus revealing much of her breasts’ sides, paired with dark panties, exposing much of her buttocks, and long stockings, reaching up to the middle parts of her thighs. There are no shoes, and Erza’s head is adorned by a maid hat. The only visible armored parts are the gauntlets, which extend up to the middle parts of Erza’s biceps, where ribbons are tied around her arms, and sport heart-shaped elbow guards. The armor comes equipped with a simple sword which bears a writing on the blade, this being "Come on Boy". The armor's effects, if any, are unknown. Unnamed ArmorFarewell Fairy Tail Armor: It's breastplate is fairly plain, with the waistguard attached to it being similar to the one in Erza’s second Heart Kreuz Armor, composed of simply two hanging plates, paired with a ruffled cloth sprouting from under it over some chainmail; all of which surmount a long skirt, reaching down to Erza’s knees and covering the rather featureless greaves. The gauntlets, covering the entirety of her arms, are similarly unadorned, with only her pauldrons, composed of overlapping plates, having some decorations over the upper plates, taking the form of wings. On the other hand, the long spear which comes with the armor sports intricate decorations on the shaft and the massive head, together with a flag bearing Fairy Tail’s symbol, plus what looks like a laurel wreath, tied to it by two slim ribbons. The anime design of this armor differs from the manga. Erza was seen donning this armor in order to bid farewell to her friends from the Tower of Heaven before their departure.
Artificial Eye: While enslaved as a child to build the Tower of Heaven, Erza lost her right eye during punishment for an escape attempt. After she joined Fairy Tail, Makarov took her to see Porlyusica , who created an artificial eye for her. Due to the eye's artificial nature Erza couldn't cry out of it and it is unaffected by Illusion Magic orStone Eyes Magic.
Main article: Erza's Relationships
Due to Erza's personality, her relationships with others in the guild were very rocky at first. Initially, she did not speak much to anyone when she first joined Fairy Tail. However, as time progressed, she unknowingly began to open herself up more; revealing the scared girl she really was as a child. Still, her stern nature makes only her closest friends able to believe this.
Erza meets ErzaErza is present in the third OVA, Memory Days. During the OVA, Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Erza and Happy are sent to the year X778 by the Magic book, Memory Days. While stuck at the past, Erza tells her friends to not make contact with the people as they may affect the future. However, Natsu, Gray and Happy ignore her warning, causing her to send Lucy to go after them as she tries to decode the book. After returning to their current time, the group later learns the secret behind Natsu's scar.
Erza also makes a cameo appearance in the game Sunday VS Magazine: Shuuketsu! Choujou Daikessen!, along with Happy, Gray, and Makarov.
- Main: Lightning Empress Armor
- Sub 1: Black Wing Armor
- Sub 2: Flame Empress Armor
- Sub 3: Robe of Yūen
- Super: Heaven's Wheel: Blumenblatt
Erza Scarlet with the other playable characters in the gameErza appears as a playable character in the first Fairy Tail Video Game,Fairy Tail Portable Guild, and is playable only if you unlock her through quests. She has no element, and she possesses the following Spells in the game:
- Heaven's Wheel Armor: Cost 4 MP, Default Technique
- Flame Empress Armor: Cost 4 MP, Erza must be at lv15 to purchase it in the shop.
- Black Wing Armor: Cost 4 MP, Erza must be at lv25 to purchase it in the shop.
Early concept art of Erza*In the original version, Mashima gave her a more "wild" look. She had a spear, instead of sword, and accompanying her, an unnamed bird. Mashima said he had wanted to create a female character whom Natsu could be afraid of.
- Currently, Erza is the most popular girl in the series.
- During a Q&A in Volume 9, a reader asked who the lead female character in Fairy Tail is. Erza immediately considered herself as such, but Hiro Mashimasaid people can draw their own conclusions.
- In the omake Welcome to Fairy Hills, Levy reveals to Lucy that Erza likes to read novels that are a bit inappropriate or racy.
- During a reporter's interview, Erza said her favorite foods are cheesecake and soufflé.
- While the popular belief is that Erza's suitcases are filled with backup armors and weapons, they are actually filled with food and ingredients.
- She was named after Mashima's short story character "Eru". Incidentally, the short story's name is "Fairy Tale".
- In the manga, Erza updates her Heart Kreuz Armor after the Tower of Heaven arc, but in the anime, she wears the updated design from the beginning.
- Erza is the winner of the Miss Fairy Tail Contest, a reader poll and story event that took place during theFighting Festival arc.
- Erza was ranked fourth in Meredy's Most Important Persons to Kill list.
- According to Jason from the Sorcerer Magazine, during her participation in the Grand Magic Games of X791, Erza's stats are:
- (To Fairy Tail members) "I've heard you've been causing trouble again. Even if Master forgives you, I won't."
- (To Jose Porla) "My companions make my heart strong. If I'm fighting for those I love, I care not what happens to this body."
- (To Shô) "If I don't wear my armor, I won't feel secure."
- (To herself) "We don't die for our friends, we live for our friends"
- (To Jellal Fernandes) "I won't allow it! I won't allow you to die like this! You've committed crimes! You must remember everything! Don't think you can be at ease without knowing anything! Don't expect to be forgiven by the people who you've hurt! Live and struggle!"
- (To Midnight) "As long as you laugh at people's suffering, your goal will always out of reach. If you never want to be defeated, you must first learn your own weakness, and always be kind"
- (To Jellal Fernandes) "I wonder for how long... How long will I be able to remain anchored at this harbor known as battle?"
- (To Erza Knightwalker)"Listen, Erza!! You've got the same evil and weakness in you that I have, so you must also have the same heart, which is capable of loving others! Listen for the voices of all living things with all your heart! They’re calling out with their true voices! You are not alone!
- (To Pantherlily)"But what's important isn't the Magic, it's the heart of the wielder who uses it."
- (To Azuma) "All I need is the power to be able to protect my comrades. So long as I can have the strength to do that, I don't care if I'm weaker than everyone in the world."
- (To herself) "It's not that I was protecting everyone...I was the one always being protected."
- (To Jellal Fernandes) "If you're going to say that you don't remember anything, I'll strike my sword on your heart and make you remember!"
- Tower of Heaven Slave Revolt
- Tower of Heaven Slaves vs. Tower of Heaven's Guards & Magic Troops
- Erza Scarlet joins Fairy Tail
- Erza Scarlet & Lucy Heartfilia vs. Eisenwald Guild Members
- Erza Scarlet, Natsu Dragneel & Gray Fullbuster vs. Lullaby
- Team Natsu vs. Village Monsters
- Erza Scarlet vs. Natsu Dragneel
- Erza Scarlet, Lucy Heartfilia & Happy vs. Deliora Survivors
- Erza Scarlet vs. Sherry Blendy & Yuka Suzuki
- Fairy Tail vs. Phantom Lord
- Erza Scarlet vs. Aria
- Erza Scarlet, Gray Fullbuster, & Elfman Strauss vs. Jose Porla
- Team Natsu vs. Team Jellal
- Erza Scarlet & Shô vs. Ikaruga
- Erza Scarlet vs. Jellal Fernandes
- Erza Scarlet vs. Evergreen
- Erza Scarlet & Natsu Dragneel vs. Laxus Dreyar
- Light Team vs. Oración Seis
- Erza Scarlet vs. Midnight
- Erza Scarlet vs. Lizardman
- Erza Scarlet & Lucy Heartfilia vs. Daphne's Lizardmen
- Erza Scarlet vs. Daphne's Lizardmen
- Fairy Tail vs. Daphne's Lizardmen & Dragonoid
- Team Natsu vs. Blizzardvern
- Erza Scarlet vs. Erza Knightwalker
- Erza Scarlet vs. Erza Knightwalker: Rematch
- Juvia Lockser & Lisanna vs. Erza Scarlet
- Erza Scarlet & Juvia Lockser vs. Meredy
- Erza Scarlet vs. Azuma
- Natsu Dragneel, Lucy Heartfilia, Gray Fullbuster, Erza Scarlet, Wendy Marvell & Laxus Dreyar vs.