Éclair (エクレア Ekurea) was an amnesiac priestess burdened with the sacred Phoenix Stone.
Éclair is a slender young woman of average height with amber-colored eyes. She has moderately brown hair which extends down her back and is normally tied up at the back while her forehead is framed by several bangs.
Éclair 's outfit is reminiscent of the traditional Indian sari designed with a primarily scarlet color scheme while framed around the side with a yellow, white and orange pattern-like design and a white choli worn underneath. Éclair's body is adorned with jewelry such as golden bangles worn around the wrists of both her both arms, gold brassards worn on the middle of both her upper arms as well as gold anklets worn above her ankles and brown sandals.
Due to her amnesia, Éclair has very few to almost no memories of her past. The only thing she knew for certain was that she was meant to deliver the Phoenix Stone. The stone is of great importance to her such that she sleeps with it and carries it wherever she goes. Her devotion to the stone was such that she would even brave danger for its sake, as seen when she lost the stone briefly and went to look for it, despite nightfall approaching and the danger of wolves being present.
Éclair is typically quite blunt with the way she addresses and interacts with people. Even towards children, Éclair maintains a straight face and speaks in a matter-of-fact tone when relaying information, telling things as they are and not sugarcoating the truth.
Éclair also carried a certain disdain for Mages, believing Magic would cause people misfortune. When Momon was first known to her one night, Éclair told the bird to go away, claiming she hated Magic and believing the bird to have been created by it. Even after accepting Momon as her friend, Éclair neglected the former's suggestion about travelling to Magnolia Town, claiming there were many Mages there and she didn't like Mages.
Her initial dislike of Magic was shown in her treatment of the Fairy Tail Guild. During her initial interactions with them, Éclair remained emotionally distant, despite members like Natsu and Lucy showing their willingness to interact with and befriend her. While facing death, Éclair went as far as to say that she would never forget Lucy.
However, after spending time with them, as well as seeing the lengths to which they were willing to go to help her, Éclair gradually opened up more and became more accepting. Upon finding out about the death of her father, Éclair became particularly close to Lucy, who had undergone a similar loss. Her trust for Mages grew such that she was willing to formally request help from Fairy Tail on her mission.
Four hundred years ago, Éclair participated as part of a festival of sorts. Wearing a bird helmet over her head, Éclair danced in front of a crowd as musicians played in the background. During her dance, the festival was attacked by mercenaries and numerous people were killed, much to Éclair's shock. Despite attempts to fight, the defense was over powered. Quickly, Éclair was taken by the hand by an old man, who grabbed a portion of the Phoenix stone from a nearby pillar and teleported her to safety. Taking her to the outskirts, the injured old man gave Éclair the Phoenix stone. Despite being injured herself, Éclair took the stone and escaped the cave but ultimately collapsed while running.
Some time later, Éclair moved into a cave on the outskirts of a village and lived alone. One day, Éclair went to the bazaar and met a merchant. Éclair asked if he had any cotton but purchased duck feather when he said he did not. While hearing the history of the village, Éclair corrected the merchant, stating a volcano, rather than a war, was responsible for the downturn which was experienced. After obtaining her goods, Éclair bid the man farewell. After arriving home, Éclair got to work.Cutting apart material and stuffing it with the duck feathers, Éclair built a stuffed animal, which did not quite turn out as she expected.
That night, the Phoenix stone around her neck began to glow brightly and, much to her surprise, the stuffed animal she made was illuminated by light. Surprised, Éclair fell out of her bed and saw that the doll had come to life. Frightened, Éclair jumped back into bed and hid under the covers, trying to convince herself she was dreaming. The stuffed doll asked her for a name, prompting her to tell it to go away as she hated Magic. The doll was saddened but Éclair then asked what it was, to which it claimed it was a bird. Unsure if it was Magic, Éclair suggested the Phoenix stone did it, prompting her to jump back into bed and claim that a stuffed animal talking is impossible.
The next morning, Éclair woke up believing that what happened was a dream. However, the stuffed animal remained present and also greeted her, making her realize otherwise. Later on, Éclair went to work, with the bird following her against her wishes. Asking once again for a name, Éclair called it "Birdy", which the bird claimed had no love to it. Éclair stated that she hates Magic and also hates it as well, saying she never believed it would talk when told that she was the one who made it. In X686, Éclair walked through Hargeon Town amidst a crowd that consisted of the then-alive Mavis Vermillion and Precht Gaebolg.
Inside her fortune telling booth, Éclair told her client that she saw her ancestors working in a cave and consuming alcohol, stating that their health deteriorated because of it. After advising her client to be wary of alcohol, Éclair scolded the bird for appearing outside its container but relented when she saw that there weren't many people there. Éclair went on to state that she isn't a fortune teller, but is able to see the pasts of her clients and uses it to give advice, adding that what she does is not Magic.
Suddenly, a young boy came in with a dead weasel and asked Éclair if she could revive it. Éclair replied that she's not a Mage but that even if she were, there is no Magic that can resurrect the dead. After a discussion about the value of life, the boy left, vowing to continue living. Later, while walking home, Éclair suddenly noticed that the Phoenix stone was no longer around her neck. Insistent on returning to the village to find it, Éclair ignored the warnings of the bird regarding the approaching darkness and the wolves, telling it it couldn't understand the importance of the stone and telling it to stop worrying about her.
Despite searching the village, Éclair was unable to find the stone despite her attempts. As she continued searching, her memory began to fail her, rendering her unable to remember why the stone was important. Finally collapsing, Éclair was approached by wolves and, unable to leave, wondered what would happen if she were to be eaten.
The next morning, Éclair woke up back in her bed. Getting up, Éclair was surprised she was back home but was even more surprised to see that the Phoenix stone was back around her neck. Heading outside, Éclair noticed the stuffed animal, holding an ax and heavily damaged. Realizing that the bird found the stone and brought her back, it assured her that the wolves didn't do too much damage. Asking it why, Éclair was told that since it was the only one there, it must've been born to be her friend. Thanking it, Éclair began fixing it, and upon being asked, stated that she was no longer lonely because they were friends.Éclair later named the bird "Momon", stating that it was supposed to be a flying squirrel. When asked where they were going, Éclair stated she wanted to restart her journey and that she had a mission related to the Phoenix stone, agreeing with Momon's statement that her would come with her. Some years later, while walking, Éclair passed by a blonde girl who was chastising a pink haired boy for destroying a hotel. Éclair briefly turned back and saw the girl but simply continued walking after a moment. Momon then told Éclair of a large town called Magnolia and suggested they go there. Éclair stated that while they might go there later but there were a lot of Mages there and she didn't like Mages.
Fairy Tail: Phoenix Priestess
Sitting under a tree out by the sand dunes, Éclair takes a look at the Phoenix stone as Momon flies over. Petting the bird, Éclair mentions thinking he wouldn't return, before remembering that he said he'd be with her forever. Later, while passing by Strawberry Street with Momon, a weakened Éclair passes out on the ground while walking by Lucy Heartfilia, who immediately turns around to help her.
After being taken to the Fairy Tail Guild that night, Éclair is given food which she shares with Momon. Given a drink by Mirajane, Éclair thanks her while other members of the guild wonder about her. As she thanks them for the food, Lucy approaches her, asking if she's alright, to which she answers in the affirmative, stating she'd have been fine even if she didn't eat. When Momon hears her cold response, he takes up the reins and apologizes before greeting Lucy. As Éclair ignores Lucy's handshake attempt, Natsu then introduces himself as a Dragon Slayer. Happy introduces himself as well and offers Éclair a fish. However, she thanks them for helping and takes her bag, directing Momon that they'll be leaving.
Suddenly, Carla has a vision of a large monster, a forest and Éclair herself, causing her to race in front of Éclair and tell her not to go to the forest since it might be dangerous. Confused at first, Éclair thinks about the forest and remembers the words of the old man who saved and thinks that what she wants is in the Boundary Forest and still leaves in the end. Outside, she is approached by Lucy, who asks where she is going. Éclair responds that she's going to the Boundary Forest, despite the others telling her that it's dangerous. Éclair states that though she doesn't know why she needs to go, she must go. Lucy tells Éclair that they'll go with her since they're Mages, causing Éclair to turn away, stating that she doesn't like Magic and it will bring adversity. Natsu and Happy still insist on accompanying her, stating that they'll make her like Magic. Erza, Gray, Carla and Wendy join as well. Seeing their faces, Éclair resigns to allow them to join her.
While on a train leaving town, Éclair stares out the window and takes a look at the scenery. Lucy begins asking where she's from, to which Éclair answers that she no longer remembers since she's lost some of her memories. As Lucy wonders if it's amnesia, Éclair states that it's just partial, commenting that she remembers that she doesn't like Magic or people who question her, making Momon apologize for her, insisting that she's a good person, though she also tells him to keep quiet, making Lucy pout due to her attitude.
After arriving at their destination, Éclair and the group take a look around before splitting apart to explore, with Éclair and Momon travelling with Lucy. During a rest, Éclair declines an ice cream offered by Lucy. Later on, the two continue walking till dark.
That night, at the Hills Hotel, Éclair waits in the lobby as Erza arranges for a room. After obtaining one, Éclair waits inside while Lucy takes a shower. Once Lucy latter exits in a towel, she asks Éclair if she wants to take a shower. Éclair's attitude leads Lucy to believe she doesn't want to room with her, leading the latter to make an offer to switch rooms. However, Éclair declines, saying that Lucy has the same look in her eyes as she does. Éclair states that she never expected to see eyes that understand people's sadness from someone who could use Magic. Suddenly, the room turns dark and the two girls are attacked. Realizing that Éclair is the target, Lucy directs Éclair to run away while she throws a chair at their attacker.
The two girls jump out the window down to the streets below and run from the one attacking them. Avoiding his attacks, Éclair and Lucy head into a dark alley, from where they suddenly fall bellow to another street. While on the ground, their attacker prepares to deliver the finishing blow but is prevented from doing so by the arrival of Natsu, Gray and Happy, who scare him off. As the former two give chase, Happy looks after Éclair and Lucy. Lucy asks Éclair if she is alright, just as Natsu and Gray return. As Lucy attempts to explain to the guys what happened, Éclair sees that Lucy's towel fell off, much to the embarrassment of her and everyone else nearby.
Inside the hotel room, Éclair recounts to everyone the events that led to her obtaining the phoenix stone as well as the final words said to her by the old man about going to the Boundary Forest to hand over the stone to a Mage named Kalard. Suggesting that those after her are interested in the stone, Éclair states she lost her memories and doesn't know what the stone is or even who she is. Despite this, she's been recalling them recently and thinks the stone may be a hint. As the others suggest finding Kalard, Éclair claims she knows where to find him and that though she doesn't know who he is, she needs to find him.
Deciding to look into it, Éclair and the group venture into the Boundary Forest. While there, she and Lucy come across numerous monsters and are forced to run away while the others battle. Éclair asks Lucy why she doesn't help fight, to which she claims she can't just as another monster attacks. Éclair watches Lucy summon Aquarius, who defeats the monster and subsequently scolds her. Climbing to the top of a cliff with the others, Éclair takes a hold of Momon who flies her over the forest so as to get a better view.
Walking through the barriers made to stop monsters, Éclair and the group come across a hidden passageway near stone ruins. Éclair stops in her tracks upon seeing them and hurriedly rushes inside. Noticing a passageway leading underground, Éclair ventures inside. Finding what appears to be a study with numerous papers scattered, Éclair notices a photo on the wall of her and her parents from when she was younger. As she touches the photo, a crystal ball in front of her suddenly lights up, to her surprise. A message from Kalard plays, in which he expresses relief that she survived the attack and lived on. Kalard states she is needed by him and the villagers and he completed the Dispelling Magic but won't be able to use it. Going on to state that he may not live to meet her again, Kalard apologizes and expresses his wish that Éclair would find friends, addressing her as his daughter. Éclair , surprised and moved by the message, reaches out for it just as it ends and the crystal ball shatters.
That night, Éclair takes out the Phoenix stone and begins dancing by the water under the moon. She is watched from afar by Momon, Lucy and the other Mages as she dances and thinks back on her past. Crashing to the ground and brought to tears, Éclair is approached by Lucy, who tells her she recently lost her father as well and wasn't with him at that time. As Lucy talks about her father's last words about finding friends, she expresses her desire to be Éclair's, resulting in Éclair hugging her back as she releases her emotions. Later on, Éclair and the others sit around a campfire. Éclair tells them she wishes to formally request help from Fairy Tail, a request they accept much to her happiness. Éclair goes on to state that peace can be earned upon completion of the mission.
At the Fairy Tail Guild, Macao examines the stone but is unable to ascertain anything. Happy suggests breaking the stone and Éclair watches in shock as Natsu tosses it into the air in an ultimately failed attempt to destroy it, after which she takes it back. Erza asks about the other half of the stone, which Éclair recalls to have been stolen when the village was attacked, mentioning "Veronica". Suddenly, the guild is attacked by members of Carbuncle, who came for Éclair and the stone. Éclair watches as the battle rages and, despite their attempts, the Fairy Tail Mages are quickly overpowered. The leader, Dyst, separates everyone by use of his Magic, allowing Éclair to be captured as a result.
Éclair is taken to the principality of Veronica, where she is placed in a dungeon at the behest of Prince Cream. When the prince comes to see her, he thanks her for the stone, causing Éclair to exclaim that the Phoenix should not be revived as no human can control it. As the prince gets into her personal space, telling her he can control it, Éclair delivers a headbutt to his face, injuring his nose. In retaliation, the prince angrily slashes her arm before telling her she will be executed the following day as a sacrificial offering and exits, leaving her bleeding on the ground.
While being taken outside by the guards, Éclair recalls more memories and, upon coming outside and seeing a statue of the phoenix, comes to understand where she is. Éclair is then tied to the statue and unable to break free despite her attempts. Once the prince arrives and states his possession of the stones, Éclair speaks against him, stating he should not go though with it. Despite this, Éclair is ignored and the prince proceeds with his plan. As the prince puts the stones together, the fire underneath Éclair is lighted while the Fairy Tail Mages who came to Veronica attempt to save her.
Momon attempts to brave the flames and free Éclair from her restraints but dies in the process before he can do so. With the revival of the Phoenix, the area begins collapsing, breaking the statue and freeing Éclair, who is heavily injured in the process. Natsu, Lucy and Happy arrive soon after and explain Momon's fate upon being asked. Being protected them from debris by Natsu, who tells Lucy to take Éclair somewhere safe, she responds that there is no safe place and that they must stop the Phoenix soon or everyone will die. While leaving, Éclair notes that the blood of the Phoenix, which will grant eternal life, is in its tear when it is dispelled.
Éclair and Lucy hide in an alley where Lucy suggests finding Wendy to treat her wounds. However, Éclair declines and tells Lucy she has remembered everything such as Veronica being built where her village used to be and that she is actually immortal and has been around for 400 years. She recalls having been told that if the Phoenix stone can't be dispelled, it must be destroyed and that this is a mission she must live for. Suggesting she lost her memories due to the Phoenix blood, Éclair states that she traveled with the stone and lost many friends along the way.
As the battle rages, Éclair tells Lucy she's immortal and she can leave her, but Lucy declines, saying it's not the way of a Fairy Tail Mage. While running, Éclair and Lucy nearly fall into a deep crevice but are rescued by Geese, the leader of a bandit gang whom Lucy failed to apprehend. As Geese leaves, Éclair tells Lucy she has a good ability for creating relationships with people, such as when she met her.
Once the rest of the Fairy Tail Mages join the battle against the Phoenix, Éclair and Lucy watch, with Éclair commenting on the strength of her friends. Once Lucy tells her that she is her friend as well, Éclair comments on the feeling of happiness before falling, noting that the Phoenix is gathering power. Seeing that the Phoenix is also taking the Magic of those nearby to ultimately destroy everything and revive itself. Makarov then arrives and tells them this is why the Phoenix must be destroyed. However, Éclair notes that the dispelling technique is no longer an option and wonders what should be done.
Makarov states that they can destroy it with a weapon made by Kalard, which he gave to the Magic Council. Éclair is told that by shooting it with the arrow, the Phoenix can be destroyed but those who drank its blood will also be destroyed by extension. Despite Lucy's protests, Éclair insists the deed be done and that her life not be considered. As Makarov gives the signal for Erza to shoot the Phoenix, Lucy's protests are stopped by Éclair, who tells her she's lived for 400 years and no longer wishes to be immortal and that she won't forget Fairy Tail or Lucy, thanking her for all she's done. Passing on a message, Éclair tells Natsu to go forth and deliver the final blow, which ultimately kills the Phoenix and Éclair as well. As her body disappears, Éclair states she was happy to have met Lucy as her spirit, leaving her physical body, tells her she will never forget her. Heading to the skies, Éclair thanks Natsu for his actions, telling him to take care of the grieving Lucy as she reunites with Momon and thanks Fairy Tail as they disappear into the sky.
Some time later, Lucy briefly witnesses a young Éclair with her parents outside a store. The young Éclair looks at her and smiles before disappearing as Lucy smiles as well.
Magic and Abilities
Hindsight: Éclair has the ability to see the past and find certain details, such as a person's name. In her profession as a fortune teller, Éclair, though unable to actually see the future, used her ability to see the past to give her clients advice based on the events and scenarios she finds to have occurred in their lives.
Immortality: Having been given the blood of the Phoenix to save her life in the past, Éclair is biologically immortal. Due to this, she does not age and has maintained the same youthful appearance for over 400 years. Ultimately, the death of the Phoenix at the hands of Kalard's weapon rendered its effects on Éclair null, killing her by extension due to her consumption.
- Her name is the French word for "Lightning".