Canonization of Gruvia. (A massive collection of notable moments)
Normally I talk about chapters, but this time since my OTP is now canon, I’m going to talk about them more exclusively.
Note, this post isn’t necessarily about their own development (many other gruvia fans have already taken care of that portion), but rather this is just an examples of some key moments of this beautiful ship before they entered into canonization)
I think it’s pretty clear at this point that Gray has feelings for Juvia at this point of the stage.
WARNING: LONG POST COMING!
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
Let’s backtrack shall we?
Obviously Juvia has feelings for them ever since they met here. People say, that Juvia fell in love with Gray because of his looks, but I’d say she fell in love with not only his looks but also his courage to stand up for his comrades, more.
Juvia went from being angry to Gray’s words about saving Lucy, to falling in love with him ever again here, when he saved her from the rain, and showed her shine.
While Juvia wasn’t very close to Gray at this stage, Gray was pissed at the notion of her being attacked by Simon.
When Juvia requested Makarov for joining, this is Gray’s face.
See how happy he is?
Behind that cool attitude armor of his, shows his true self.
First chapter cover of them featured:
Gray, Juvia’s going on a mission:
Here in other portion of the events, we see an edolas version of gruvia
to a beautiful unison raid, one of the sweetest moments of display in combining magic of compatibility in a anime only arc
Juvia was the only to believe Gray is innocent and trapping Natsu for a reason, not even Cana (Gray’s own best friend) believed him. Juvia did.
Gray worried about Juvia’s own progress and status
See Loke’s face? He’s basically blushing at seeing Gray worry about Juvia when he should be worried about himself.
Meredy’s magic showing how powerful emotions are between two characters. Considering how Juvia and Gray have strong feelings for each other, Meredy’s magic worked. Otherwise it wouldn’t have if their feelings toward each other weren’t strong.
Juvia being enraged at the thought of her lover being in danger
The moments they shared depict Gray teaching Juvia how to eat here. (Let’s not forget the fact that a married couple (bisca x alzack) were blushing at the sight of seeing this)
and range from Juvia saving Gray from the enemy
to Gray saving Juvia from the enemy
Deep powerful moments. Juvia showing how intellectual and a quick thinker, to Gray showing how he can outwit his enemy and save his loved one. Even instinctly going as far as giving up his own body to save his lover from harm.
Carrying Juvia when she’s hurt.
to shouldering each other’s injuries
Some Jelly Juvia, since Gray was in line to get treated for his wounds by nurse Erza :>
Now GMG Arc is where we get sufficient amount of moments between Gray and Juvia.
First we got a sign of jelly Gray :>
This shows that Gray first the time is annoyed at a female guild member being taken away from him.
To putting matters into his own hands
Spawning a cover where they are going to get more canonical moments.
From Gray’s own sister figure talking about his feelings
Telling him to be more open. and ofc a sign of blushy gray and his tsunderism.
His brother telling him to marry Juvia already, telling him to give him the date for marriage.
To some Gruvia teamwork,and Gray trusting Juvia in her powers
While Juvia nods in approval, they show a canonical unison raid this time.
and succeed, holding each other’s hands with a smile.
See how comfortable Gray looks in the spur of this moment?
In the aftermath, we see Gray saving Juvia from her death, a very powerful moment from dragon kids.
After Gray was thankfully saved by Ultear, we see Gray bluntly speaking to Juvia about his wants. Ofc, I’d say it’s more and less comedic relief, and I have no problem, because negative moments eventually turn into positive.
Juvia reprimands Gray for showing a sulky mood, and requests him to please smile for his family.
Gray eating Juvia’s cookies. Gray’s annoyed at the thought of any one else eating her baked delicious food, and offers to eat.
With a hilarious conclusion ofc.
Onto Tartaros arc
Gray, Juvia are on a side mission to collect information about missing people’s whereabouts.
Now here’s another powerful moment of Gray holding a scared Juvia’s hands, and telling him to not worry as he’s by her side.
Cute Juvia, not letting her love get any harm.
Now, we see an enraged Juvia once again at the thought of hearing that Gray’s life is in danger
Let us appreciate that one of the largest panel was given to Juvia in regards to Gray remembering his loved ones when commiting IS. Yes, Juvia’s panel was even bigger than Ur.
Gray’s own father, calling Juvia his woman and entrusting her in the power of killing Keith the necromancer so he can RIP peacefully.
Juvia calling Silver her father :D
The power of Juvia’s feelings and strength and someone who will not let her father law’s request go in vain.
Silver giving his blessings to Juvia, and telling her to take care of his son.
Juvia wants to see her Gray-sama.
So here we see Juvia confronting Gray about his [s]their[/s] father
Her we see what Juvia did. We see Juvia really distraught at having to kill Silver through Keith. and LOOK AT THAT, KEY MOMENT: IF JUVIA IS OBSESSIVE AS HER HATERS SAY, WHY DID SHE SAY SHE HAS NO RIGHT TO LOVE JUVIA ANYMORE? IS THAT SOMETHING AN OBSESSED YANDERE WOULD DO?
After a brief tug, Gray thanks Juvia, and doesn’t let her go. Juvia was about to move on, when apologizing but it was GRAY HIMSELF that grabbed her and needed to be comforted. Silver had to go, because he would’ve been tortured by Keith, and his spirit would have not RIP if Juvia didn’t kill Keith.
One of the more powerful moments for Gruvia IMO
Some key moments in an omake
Natsu ships them.
Juvia made a scarf for her Gray-sama on the celebration of their 413th anniversary (the combined days of when they first met :D)
Gray and Juvia meet. Keep in mind, Gray is mourning for Ul’s death anniversary and Juvia is unaware of it.
While an intoxicated Gray (he was drinking) threw her gift say, stating ice mages don’t grow cold, he apologizes.
Gray remembers the first time UL knitted him her scarf as a kid.
Gray realizes what he’s done, and desperately tries to find the Juvia made scarf he threw away
and proceeds to wear it, in a cute tsunderish expression, stating he feels warm now.
Gray once again apologizes, and Juvia is excited to see he has her scarf around his neck, ending in a hilarious sequence of a body :D
On a sidenote, my favourite cover. My babies sleeping side by side.
Onto Avatar arc
We know from this fact that Gray and Juvia lived together (JUST THE TWO OF THEM) in one small distant house.
Imagine that! They lived together as husband and wife practically under in one roof, eating together, training together, and sleeping under one roof. Imagine that.
See in my view, this is where Gray started to get closer to Juvia and now knows her more. When you’re living together for over half a year, you get to know the strength, weakness and knowledge of the person. You become closer emotionally to that person. Keep in mind, there was no one else around Gray and Juvia, so it was strictly them. So basically they were part of conversation they had around that timespan, period.
You see Juvia became sick through the rain with fever even though water magic. This shows strongly devoted to Gray to a point that her advantage over rain was useless when she found out he was away for a long time.
Juvia sensed that Gray was fighting enemies, and got there in time. Here he apologizes for his departure, and they battle together.
and look at that, Juvia even got his stripping habit! I think this is a great tribute to Ul, and a nice idea Mashima implemented. They are known as the stripping couple thanks to Ul. :)
and ofc Gray apologizes once aain for his actions, assuring Juvia who’s happy as long as he’s safe.
and ofc jelly Juvia :>
Another powerful moment incoming.
Gray offers to treat Juvia
Gray thanks Juvia for always being by his side.
States that after war is over, He’ll give her an answer
The 6 months of living together has brought them more closer than ever, and now Gray is more open about his feelings.
G x J on Gray’s boxers, huehuehuehue
Unfortunately, Gray and Juvia are now tied via ice chains, and about to fight to the death. Notice Juvia’s words in the last panel.
Such tragic case of events, they are forced to fight to the death. Juvia refusely is trying to resist, while Gray is doing the same.
Juvia stating, she can not harm Gray anymore, and is willing to give up her own life. Stating how happy she is to ever meet Gray. *cries*
and here comes a twist, Gray does the same thing! He also commits suicide at the same moment and time Juvia does, stabbing himself with a ice sword. So basically both would rather die than harm each other. Such a powerful profound message and feelings of intense mutual love of this couple shown for one another
Gray was willing to give up his own mission of destroying END for Juvia’s sake. Both of them were willing to give up many years of their lives for each other. If this isn’t love, then I don’t know what is. srsly.
Gray states he wants to protect Juvia at any cost.. Notice how Gray was about to say comrade, then crossed that out, and said “you”. Meaning Juvia is more than just a comrade for Gray.
This is beautiful. Romeo and Juliet esque.
Juvia saves Gray’s life by giving him, her blood.
Juvia saying she’s now part of him with her blood. This is beautiful. Juvia thought this much about Gray’s life that she taught herself this magic just in case Gray’s life was in danger. Look how much she cares for Grays’ well being. She’s the perfect woman for Gray. and as a huge fan of Gray from the start, I’m proud of the fact that he’s developing feelings for the right girl.
Gray’s so distraught. Look how emotionally effected Gray is. He’s crying his heart out. Poor guy : ( He lost to so many of his family members, and now he’s lost his most closest loved one. Begging Juvia to open her eyes, bawling his eyes filled with tears, screaming her name :(
enraged Gray, about to unleash the demon in him.
We get a cute panel of the couple.
Gray’s so pissed about Juvia’s demise, that he’s only hurling grunting sounds.
Gray doesn’t care about Invel, he cares about how Invel stole away his future.
Look how vulnerable, heart broken and pain Gray’s eyes are :( He’s shattered in mind and physically. He’s no longer the same here. This is what lead to him getting out of control against END, because the trauma of seeing another close loved one of his dying infront of him, was too much for his mind to bear. He was no longer the same person.
Once Gray found out Juvia’s alive while she utters his name, he utters back her name and falls down with immense gravitated pressure. While down, he’s fiinally he’s in peace, resting, in full relief that he doesn’t need to over exert himself now that Juvia’s alive His mind is in peace, he’s smiling. Juvia is also in full relief that her Gray-sama is fine, and falls right at him lol.
Gray reassuring to himself, that he needs to apologize about Juvia. See how open he is, he doesn’t even care if his comrades are there lol.
Before the canonization scene, I would like to remind everyone once again, of how Gray reacts to Juvia from earlier moments, to recently when she tries to get closer to him.
It started from this:
God bless character development. God bless this pairing. God bless character change. Gray is openly smiling while being close to Juvia while she embraces him. This is the happiest Gray has ever been in these two panels, than he’s ever been before. He’s loving life.
Here comes the canonization last scenes of this pairing. First we see Gray being jealous at a drunk craved Juvia, and quickly drags her away. Would Gray reacted if that was Erza, Lucy, or any of his other comrades? HELL NO. At tleast not to that extent, of personally dragging a woman from that mess.
Gray is talking about scars, Juvia has one, and Gray wants to get rid of it, but Juvia doesn’t mind. Not only does Juvia have Gray’s stripping habits, but now she has his scars as well lol.
Now here comes the CONFESSION! Juvia says what about her body?? GRAY CONFESSES THAT IT”S HIS. THERE”S NO MAYBE, HE CLEARLY BLURTS OUT IT”S HIS IN THE OPEN!!! Gray wants Juvia and her body. Infact he wants to sleep with her with this implication.
Look at Wendy, she knows what’s going on. This is the best we’ll see out of Gray, a blushy tsundere Gray’s own confession. He’s not the type of guy who’ll straight up say I love you or hug a woman like that, this is just Gray in character! :D.
This essentially makes GRUvIA CANON!!!!
Sure, it could’ve been better with all of that teasing and buildup but we still got an amazing moment! and for that we should cherish it for our OTP!
For those antis, do you read while having your eyes closed? How do you ignore the developments, panels, and strong feelings they have for each other? you are in denial. You are in denial of Gray’s character. It’s truly idiotic that you believe he’s acting out of character, it just means you don’t know a single thing about him. You just want to ship him with another girl because you don’t like Juvia. You don’t know Gray’s character at all all if you think he’s acting OOC. This is Gray Fullbuster at his characterization. This is Gray in love with his woman, so who gives you the right to bash Mashima about his own creations? Kindly close the door and get out :)
Gray’s happiness IS and will always be JUVIA. A true Gray fan knows that.
TIME TO CELEBRATE EvERYONE!!!!!
GRUVIA. IS. CANON!!! THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER!
Note: I may have missed some key moments, so write them down in the notes, and I’ll edit and them in later.
I have not added the Gruvia moments in the second movie, because I haven’t watched it yet.
Likes, and reblogs are appreciated! If you ship Gruvia, you will love this!
A silly story with Frost Mage Mei and Demon Junkrat on a quest to find a
missing friend, investigate a cabal, and get on each other’s nerves
Mei had arrived at the spot where the demon was last seen some hours
ago. Like most demons, it preferred a hot, dusty environment, just like
this awful canyon she’d been tromping around in, where a river might
have flowed a millennium ago before drying up and never seeing water
ever again. The rocky red walls rose up high on either side of her, but
the sun was directly overhead and they provided her no shadow and no
shelter. And worse was that she couldn’t risk removing her full frost
mage regalia, no matter how stifling it all was. Her fluffy robes and
pointed hat were much more suited to withstand howling winds and blowing
snow, rather than this awful heat that made the very ground steam
beneath her boots. Why did her robes have to have so many layers? And
why had she tailored it with so many pom-poms and silly bows? Everything
felt so heavy and hot. It was going to make her tired if she stayed
here too long, and she would need all her strength if she was going to
find and defeat it, this evil entity birthed of fire and flame…
village nearby had been desperate for help, and she had answered. Sheep
and goats had vanished from the peasants’ herds, plants had turned to
charred ash wherever its hoofprints were found, and there were reports
of high, cackling laughter in the night. They hadn’t been able to pay
her much at all, but their plight had moved her and she’d volunteered to
come and put this villain on ice.
There was a soft crunching
noise by her foot and she looked down, seeing the charred skeleton of
some animal- a lizard, maybe- with the marks of sharp teeth all over its
bones. She wrinkled her nose in disgust, kicking the remains away
before removing her hat and wiping at the sweat rolling down her
forehead. Sitting down on a nearby boulder, she reached for her canteen,
tapping her staff against it twice as ice crystallized against the
metal, cooling the liquid inside as she tilted her head back and drank.
• Occupation: She is also considered an antagonist “mini” boss but a neutral one, since it depends on her mood. In other words, she can be assisting her brother in defeating his opponents on her own terms or she could be siding with them, giving them advice about her brother’s weak points to his plan and capabilities. Just like VG! Lin, Rin can automatically make the temperature drop when approached, except it wouldn’t be a overwhelming blizzard but more of an icy breeze that can still make you freeze all over.
• Personality: Rin is very energetic, bubbly, clumsy, playful, mischevious, abit of a crybaby and a curious little kitsune. Who enjoys quality time practicing ice based magic and spending time with her big brother. She would do anything to get his attention but he can be quite arrogant and rude when focusing on creating schemes to stop the protagonists in their tracks which leads Rin into believing that Lin is annoyed of her but truth is, when she isn’t exactly aware of it. He actually truly loves her but barely shows it. Yep, he is a closet tsundere ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
I would imagine him complaining about her clumsiness while taking care of her injuries. And when she says “thank you nii-san” he’d reply with something like “I swear, if you weren’t so clumsy I wouldn’t have to waste my precious time on you!”
Rin is a specialist in distance attacks better then close combat. Matter a fact, her ice can form into anything such as animal-based monsters to cover up for her weakness but this ultimate defense can only last up to 20-40 minutes then from there, she is vulnerable to the enemy for awhile before recovering her concentration.
• Hobbies: She enjoys pulling off pranks/tricks on others but sometimes it can backfire on her.
• Appearance in the game: Her first appearance would be closeby but outside of the castle, setting traps and playing around in the isolated kingdom. She most-likely will discover the protagonist before her big brother does but the choice in letting Lin know about their whereabouts or keeping it to her amusement, depends on her attitude and how her brother treated her beforehand.
☆ Author’s note: I swear, whenever @blogthegreatrouge ’s makes another idea, I just drop everything just to make a character that she can hopefully add or at least notice pftt… (´・ω・`) Welp this time, I couldn’t exactly think of anything up top my head like everyone else, who was just making all these nice looking OCs but when I spotted @linkitsukun ’s character, Lin, it stood out to me the most. Besides the fact that I just love foxes, her character’s name reminded me of the vocaloid, Len but the “e” being replaced with an “i”. So while exchanging ideas with this awesome artist, I thought, “Hey, why not give this handsome foxy, a baby sister annnddd….BADDA BING BADDA BOOM! RIN was born! 😂
Yep, there is your Len and Rin for this videogame au
“Look, I’m just saying, you’re the one still stuck on the ‘goats’
issue. They wandered into my turf, they got eaten. Could’ve been a wild
cat, or a bear, or whatever things you got here, but it just happened to be me. That time.” Jamison’s voice whined in her head for at least the third time that hour.
still weren’t your goats. And it wasn’t a cat or a bear, it was you,
eating things that don’t belong to you! Those goats are almost all those
people had, you could at least feel a little remorseful about it,” she
huffed, despite having gone over this point a thousand times.
“I was starving, darl! Trapped and starving!”
I understand that there were…circumstances,” she admitted. “And I paid
for the goats you ate, but you are absolutely not to do it again! If you
want something to eat, we’ll buy it properly, because that’s how we do
“Heh. I know something else I want instead. Something sweet and moist and tender…”
“What? I don’t have any meat on me.”
mean, I don’t just eat meat. If you really wanted to keep me fed
without dipping into that cute little coinpurse of yours, we could…uh…do
some things…” His voice trailed off.