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.
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