There’s been a lot shit going around about Lucy and how she’s weak and useless, but I beg to differ, and I’m here to explain exactly WHY Lucy is actually a strong member of Fairy tail.
I’ll admit, first 50 episodes, Lucy was fucking useless. She didn’t do much except for give guys boners, but with the fight against Jackal and further manga issues, that I won’t spoil so that people won’t stop mad at me, I’ll simply use Jackal’s fight as an example.
In the book, Hiro clearly stated that many Celestial Wizard had gone insane or destroyed themselves from opening more than 1 gate. In one of the episodes, Lucy is shown to open ALL of her celestial gates when she is being compassionate to Loke. Some may argue, “Well, she was near the Celestial King, so maybe it inhanced her powers.” Okay, well, maybe. Maybe the Celestial Kings magical presence did that to her. But, let’s take Natsu for an example. When Natsu is mad, or protecting his friends, his magic levels increase because he has a passion, and isn’t that what Lucy had for Loke? Loke wanted to die because he had the guilt of killing is former Celestial weilder, and Lucy knew Loke and considered him one of his great friends, so actually, I think that Celetial King stuff is BS. Also, Lucy was about to literally faint from the increase of magic power. Okay, back to Jackal. When Lucy summoned Virgo and Leo and then summoned Aquarius, you could see the obvious horror and surprise on their face. Why? Because opening 2 gates is enough power, but 3? That’s unheard of. Also, they’re ALL golden keys. So it’s not like she used less power for a silver key or whatever. Then people are like, “W-Well, she matured from all those years before because she was weak.” Yea, she grew with her powers cause she TRAINED. If you wanna say she WAS weak, okay she was, whatever, but she vigorously trained in order to get where she is today. And. She summoned the Celestial King. I don’t know if that takes a lot of magic, but I know it takes sacrifice. Lucy gave up her best friend in order to save her friends and that’s basically showing off how strong she is. I don’t think anyone would kill their best friend for anything, cause I certainly wouldn’t. But, to end this, Lucy Heartfilia is strong indeed, and yes, she may have been useless, but that doesn’t mean she has immense magical power.
Still crying over Natsu and Lucy almost happened romantic reunion? Still heartbroken over the fact that the two didn’t manage to say what they wanted to? Let me make it worse.
Orpheus and Eurydice is a myth in Greek-Roman literature. Virgil and Ovid wrote short poems about it. Variations aside, both narrate the story of Orpheus, a singer and lyre player, whose instruments was given to him by none other than Apollo, the god of music and arts. He was a cantor, a player who used his instruments to sing stories. Orpheus played divinely and he was also very beutiful. Many, men and women, humans and gods, fell in love with his heart rending voice.
But Orpheus refused them all. Honours, beautiful women - and men, these were anciet greeks -, riches … the one he loved dearly was his beautiful Eurydice, a nymph. Nymphs were minor deities, depicted as beautiful, young, who singed and danced in the Nature, sort of ethereal creatures, a form of life between men and gods - the most famous nymph would be Teti, a naiad, Achilles’ mother.
But Eurydice prematurely died - bitten by a viper or as she run from a suitor, versions differ. Orpheus was beyond distraught. He sang in mournful voice a song - and remember, song narrated stories - so beautiful that it is said even inanimated objects such as trees and rocks started to weep. So did the gods, who, heartbroken, granted him a passage to the Underworld, the Hades. Here he passed many trials, including facing the three-headed monstrous dog Cerberus, and was finally granted an audience with Pluton, the god of the dead, and his wife Proserpine. As he sang another beautiful song to them, the two were moved, and granted him to lead his wife back with him to earth, on the condition though that he never turned back to her as they walked.
So they they started walking. Orpheus walked in the front and Eurydice was behind him. I imagine now he must’ve been, for a while, overjoyed: he had been robbed of happiness, but managed to overcome so many obstacles, and now was about the enjoy a life with his beloved again.
But he was worried; he couldn’t hear her. She was a spirit, an ethereal being even more now than when she was alive, so she made no sound as she walked. He as anxious, tried to shake the feeling off, but couldn’t. So he did the one thing he was told not to: He turned to her.
And just like that, he broke his promise. He had managed to overwrite the rule according to which the dead cannot be brought back to life.
… and broke it. The love of his life had now vanished into thin air.
The myth goes on as Orpheus, turned to madness by the now unsolvable grief, started wandering through woods and forests, and eventually met the Maenads, women followers of the wine god Dyonisus, who tried to have him join their maniacal dances and rituals; he refused and thet dismembered him, then threw the pieces of his body in a river.
Now of course I don’t think this will be the case. As I was confident from day one that Makarov wouldn’t stay dead, I’d be as crazy as Maenad to think that Natsu won’t come back. Not to mention Mashima, SPOILERS, did the exact same thing in his previous manga, Rave Master. I just wanted to draw some little lovely parallels as Orpheus and Lucy are both narrators who go through an inhuman feat to save whom they love.
How he will come back remains a mistery though. Lucy managed to rewrite him back to life, but Natsu’s exsistence was tied to Zeref’s, who stated it multiple times. However, Natsu is also partially a dragon and a human, and though the book of END and informations about him disappeared -, parts of him may have remained “somewhere”. And as long as that somewhere exists, there must a way to get there, and if that way happens to be a door, remember we have a girl who happens to have a bunch of keys.