might as well be magnolia

Ren’s Semblence

(SPOILERS LAY AHEAD, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED)

This is my thoughts on what Ren’s Semblance might be..

Up until the newest episode, Ren’s semblance has been a mystery. It was never truly hinted at all until this very episode.

Something struck me when Ren’s father said, “Take action, son..”

Ren is based off of Mulan, the true Hua Mulan. 

Now, here’s where a bit of  research comes into play.

Many know Mulan as the female warrior who fought in place of her father but there is also some other facts about not only her but about her name. And this name may also have to do with Ren’s semblance.

In Chinese, Mulan means Magnolia. Which looks like this:

Do you know what else looks kinda like that flower?

REN’S SYMBOL

Now, Ren’s symbol was also thought to be a waterlily, considering his name literally means “lotus” but what confuses me about that is the lack of all of the waterlily petals. Waterlilies tend to have a lot more petals, A LOT MORE.

We’ve seen very detailed emblems in RWBY. To name a few, Ruby Rose’s, Weiss Schnee’s, Adam Taurus’, Sage Ayana’s..quite detailed..

But why not Ren’s emblem?

Maybe because it might just be a magnolia flower.

The reason why this may also very well be a magnolia flower is that the Magnolia flower’s meaning is one that makes a lot of sense now..especially in Ren’s case.

The magnolia is a symbol of purity and nobility

To be noble is to show courage, generosity or honor.

The emblem of the character has very much to do with defining the semblance as well,

Ruby’s is to turn into a flurry of rose petals, hence the rose, Yang’s is to “burn bright” hence the flaming heart, Nora’s is to conduct electricity and use it to her advantage hence the bolt of electricity on her’s, Velvet’s is to mimic other’s abilities and combine them in fighting routine hence the stitched together heart, and so on and so forth.

And if the Magnolia is a symbol of nobility…

COURAGE.

GENEROSITY.

HONOR.

His semblance is NOBILITY. To be courageous, generous, and be respectful.

As well as the ability to give courage to others…

Series: Fairy Tail.
Rating: High T - M.
Genre(s): mystery, romance, drama, action, fantasy.
Pairings: NaLu, Gruvia, Gajevy, Jerza.
Triggers: blood, violence, character death.
CH3 POV: Gajeel Redfox.
All Chapters: here.

A/N: I just wanted to say before we begin that all chapters are pre-written. Meaning, all the chapters and their respective ship/character pov is set in stone. I am in the process of rewriting them all, but the perspectives will not change. I wanted all nine characters to have equal and important parts in this story, just as each House has an importance in Game Of Thrones. I’d really appreciate if people didn’t beg me to write more of a certain ship in reviews, especially when those reviews don’t address the effort I have made in regards to actually writing this fic. I will be focusing on ship-specific stories in the future, such as when I rewrite my Gruvia fic Begin Again, so until then you’ll have to deal with the spotlight being shared a little, haha. I’m not going to sacrifice my plot for your shipping preferences by adding unnecessary filler. 

This story is my way of branching out and developing as a writer. Yes, the big four are part of that, but this story is individually character driven first and foremost. The ships just happen to be there working together (maybe making out a lil bit, lol). By all means enjoy the story more when your fave pairing shows up, but please don’t reduce my efforts to how long your ship is on the scene. I want you guys to enjoy the story as it unfolds through each character’s eyes. Your ships will get their fluffy, romantic moments. So please be patient until then. <3

Summary: They say that dead men tell no tales, but the body from the canal just won’t stop talking. Magnolia is on lock-down. Natsu’s wife is missing. And the things they were keeping out just got in. In this little town tainted with blood, knowledge is death. And Lucy Heartfilia knew too much.

;When the day has come but I’ve lost my way around, and the seasons stop and hide beneath the ground. When the sky turns gray and everything is screaming, I will reach inside just to find my heart is beating. You tell me to hold on. Oh, you tell me to hold on. But innocence is gone and what was right is wrong.

CHAPTER THREE: HUNTED

‘Hey, Levy, you’re under arrest!’

Levy slapped him. ‘Be quiet! Someone will hear us!’

‘You’re the one yelling,’ Gajeel said, tugging the belt of his pants. ‘What luck, huh? They fit perfectly.’

Levy grimaced. ‘Shouldn’t you find something to cover him with?’

Both turned to face the body. Levy avoided glancing below the man’s waist. The soldier’s uniform had been there for the taking, but, having liberated a jacket from the storage room, Gajeel didn’t see the point in stealing anything else. Besides, that would mean having to cut him down, which was more effort than the outfit was worth. He wasn’t even sure how he’d go about it. Now, the body dangled lifelessly from the ceiling, stripped half-way of his dignity. 

‘Are you sure there’s no blood on those?’ Levy asked, fists on hips. ‘What if he was infected?’

‘Then I’ll eat you,’ Gajeel teased.

Levy inflated her cheeks.

‘Don’t gimme that look. You didn’t complain yesterday when my mouth was–’

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