Lisanna and Lucy’s impact on Natsu’s life
I was re-reading past chapters of FT and I realized one thing: One of the tropes in some kind of fanfiction, which is that Lucy and Lisanna hate each other and fight for the love of Natsu, is totally OOC. In fact, if you look closely while reading the manga or watching the anime, you can appreciate that they actually have things in common.
Some days ago I’ve read a post in which somebody wrote that, until Natsu met Lisanna, the guild hadn’t really treated Natsu well. Actually, after Lisanna’s “death” he got more destructive in his jobs until he meets Lucy who, like Lisanna, befriended him and treated him like an equal. I can really see why.
(I don’t own the image, it belongs to ERTEAR).
Both Lucy and Lisanna have had lonely childhoods, the first because of her mother’s death and a father that didn’t really care about her and the second one because of losing her parents at young age and being despised by the townspeople of their hometown. I think that their kindness comes from that loneliness, which made them have less prejudices about people. Don’t you believe me? Okay, let’s go to the past a little bit:
Do you remember when Natsu told Lisanna about the Dragon Egg? And when he told Lucy about his parent being a dragon? In both cases they could laugh at him for his crazy thoughts. But they didn’t. Lisanna offered her help while taking care of the egg and Lucy only told him that how come they could think that they would find a dragon in a city. They treated him like one of their friends and didn’t mock him, like other ones did.
What I want to say is that, for me, both Lucy and Lisanna are two characters that made such a big impact on Natsu’s life, making him become what he is in the present day (being Lisanna his past and Lucy his future… but that depends on the interpretations). So, making them fight and despise each other in fics is writing them OOC, actually. They unconditionally care about Natsu’s wellbeing and the relationships they have in the guild, and they wouldn’t sacrifice their friendship for a love triangle (hell, you can see in both Tenro and Tartaros arc that Lucy and Lisanna get along well. In fact, is Lisanna who tells Lucy to stay close to him when they’re about to fight Hades). They wouldn’t harm Natsu that way.
These ladies deserve all the love. ^^