Erza redirects here. For Erza's Edolas counterpart, see Erza Knightwalker.
Erza is a young woman who has long scarlet hair, and brown eyes. Her right eye is actually artificial, and was made by Porlyusica. She has a slender figure that Lucy Heartfilia described as amazing and like most females in the series has large breasts. She wears a custom-made armor by Heart Kreuz smiths, a blue skirt, and black boots. Erza specializes in Requip magic, and uses it to Requip not only armor, but different outfits as well. Her favorite outfit to wear is her bunny suit, because as she quoted "Those ears are cute".
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Erza is a very impatient person, disliking people who don't answer her questions quickly enough. Erza is a very strict person, often criticizing the bad behavior and habits of the other guild members, causing most them to apologize for fear that they might invoke her wrath. This, coupled with her own tragic childhood, caused many of her guildmates to avoid her due to her social awkwardness.
However, she has a great sense of justice and pride in being a member of Fairy Tail. Despite being a very strict person, she seems to have a clumsy side to her as seen when she fell into a pit hole, and carried on as if nothing happened.
Natsu describes her as "strong, mean and scary", Lucy says that she's "cool and beautiful, warm and full of passion". Jellal, as he lost his memories, remembering nothing but the name "Erza", says her name is "full of kindness, brightness and warmth". Makarov called Erza the Female Knight who doesn't know how to hold back.
Erza described herself as someone who was always crying since she wasn't able to protect those dear to her. Several examples are when Rob tried to shield her from destruction and when Jellal was captured because he saved her and was brainwashed by "Zeref". Also, Erza has stated that she feels uncomfortable and insecure when not wearing armor . Though, when Erza encountered Ikaruga, she left her fear behind and battled her without armor.
Main article: Erza's Relationships Due to Erza's personality, her relationships with others in the guild were very rocky at first. Initially, she did not speak much to anyone when she first joined Fairy Tail. However, as time progresses, she unknowingly began to open herself up more; revealing the scared girl she really was as a child. Still, her sternness makes only her closest friends able to believe this.
A cult tried to build a tower to resurrect Zeref. This was called the R-system, or Tower of Heaven They used slaves to build it, of which Erza happened to be one of them along with Jellal, Wally, Shou, Millianna, and Simon.
After an escape attempt, Erza was taken to the dungeons and was tortured with such severity, she lost her right eye. Her friend Jellal arrived to save her and told her they have to fight to survive now. Caught by another guard, Jellal gets beaten and Erza gets sent back to her prison. No longer able to take the abuse she attacks guards and starts the revolt. At its inception, the revolt appeared to be successful.
The sudden presence of Mages, however, begins to dampen their chances at victory. All seems lost the moment a magic blast comes towards Erza, but Rob, another slave that was forced to work on the R-System, interferes, saving Erza, but sacrificing his life in doing so. To see Rob, who had nurtured her in the manner of a grandfather, blown to dust in an attempt to save her life seems to unlock something inside of her. She discovers her magic. In vengeful fury she calls to all manner of pickax and shovel in her proximity and sends a barrage of steel at her captives; and in that moment of rage she finishes the revolt.
When everyone is on the boat to go home, Erza goes back in the dungeons to look for Jellal. Already possessed by Zeref, Jellal attacks Erza and tells her he is going to complete the R-System to resurrect Zeref's body. He tells her not to tell anybody about the tower or he will kill everyone. She then wakes up on an island crying about the events just witnessed.
After Erza escapes from the island of slaves, she tries to find Fairy Tail. She had heard about Fairy Tail from Rob. Eight years prior to the beginning of the story, she found Fairy Tail and taken in as a member when she was about 10-11. Upon joining, Erza immediately developed a habit to wear armor, as it made her feel safe. It was around that time when Makarov took her to Porlyusica to get an artificial eye. When her eye was finished, she was only able to cry out of one eye. Porlyusica tried to find out what was wrong, but Erza didn't mind exclaiming she already cried half her tears out.When joining Fairy Tail she developed the habit of breaking the constant fights between Natsu and Gray, but at the same time, driving to constant fights between Mirajane and herself.
Erza returns to the guild, only to force Natsu and Gray to help her stop the Eisenwald Guild whose leader, "Shinigami" or "Death God" Erigor, was planning to use the Lullaby, the "Magic of Death", to murder all the guild masters.
While on the train, prompting Natsu's motion sickness, Erza quickly knocks him out to "ease his pain". However, Erza leaves Natsu on the train and she promptly beats Natsu for not knowing anything despite she knocking him out beforehand. Erza, Natsu and Gray, along with Lucy Heartfilia and Happy, arrive to the Oshibana train station, she send Natsu and Gray to catch Erigor, meanwhile, she fights with a lot of subordinates of the "Shinigami".
After this, Erigor locks them inside the train station with his wind spell and escapes to complete his plan, but Erza finds that Kageyama can dispel magic so she and Gray go to find him. However, Kageyama is stabbed in the back by his own team to protect the plan and Erza rushes to save him. However, Erza learns of Lucy's Virgo key and with it, they escape. Erza drives a magic four wheeler to find Natsu stop Erigor near of his destination and he had already defeated him. Erza then leads everyone to find as he makes off with Lullaby to kill the Guild Masters. But she arrives with the others as Makarov convinces Kageyama to end his desperate game. She becomes quite pleased with Makarov after this but she becomes freaked when she finds that Lullaby moves on its own.
Erza quickly springs into action with Natsu and Gray and together the three make quick work of the demon flute in a destructive fashion. However, Erza and the other destroyed the Guild House during the battle prompting Makarov to tell them to run for it.
As Erza keeps her promise to fight Natsu, Erza is arrested by the Magic Council for property damage. However, she finds the trial is a hoax to show the council's powers but Natsu arrives to save her dressed as Erza destroying most of the court room which result that both of them getting thrown in prison. Despite being mad at him, she is grateful to know he cared enough to help her.
Galuna Island arcAfter Natsu, Lucy and Gray went to Galuna Island, Erza goes after them to stop them and return them to Fairy Tail. She was sent after them because they went on an S-Class mission which was too much for those three (plus Happy) to handle. Erza arrives and saves Lucy from Sherry Blendi and she detains Lucy and Happy for their crimes against the guild. She shows her stern side as she states to Gray that she doesn't care what happens on the island. However, much to her and Lucy's surprise, Gray berates her honor and sense of justice which she doesn't take too kindly to as she puts a sword to his throat telling him he won't break the rules without getting punished. Surprisingly, Gray slices his hand on her sword telling her this is the path he chooses and she can kill him if she wants.
Shocked that someone actually stood up to her, Erza has a slight change of heart and she decides to punish them after they finish of the mission. She tries to stop the revival ritual of Deliora, but doesn't make it in time; however, Deliora was already dead.
She is the one who figures out the secret of the villagers, and uses the Giant's Armor to throw the Evil Crushing Spear to the moon with the help of a very motivated Natsu. With this, they destroy a layer created by the Moon Drip, revealing that all the villagers were originally monsters. She then leads the team off the island reminding them that despite finishing the mission (and refusing payment except for a key) she happily reminds them that the're all going to get punished.
Phantom Lord arcErza and the others, returns from Galuna Island only to find that the guild had been attacked by Phantom Lord. After the assault of Fairy Tail to Phantom Lord, and the sucker punch defeat of Makarov by Aria, Erza takes the role of leader of the guild alongside Mirajane and Cana Alberona while feeling responsible for what happened to the master. When the walking guild of Phantom Lord attacks Fairy Tail with its magical cannon "Jupiter", she stops the first shot with her Adamantine Armor, but loses consciousness and doesn't take part in the first battles against the Element 4.
But later, she easily defeats Aria, the last of this group, when Natsu was being beaten by him.
As she collapses, she implores Natsu to protect Lucy and the Guild as his power is far greater than her own and he can beat either Jose Porla and Gajeel Redfox. After she rests a minute she fights with Jose, the master of Phantom Lord, alongside Gray and Elfman but they are soundly defeated.
After Natsu beats Gajeel, she reminds Jose that he lost the war because he didn't calculate Natsu's destructiveness into his plans.
A flashback was then seen as Natsu remembers his past about Fairy Tail and how he was taught vocabulary by Erza. Erza then berates Jose's reasons for attacking Fairy Tail and reveals the truth about Lucy to him. He then angrily defeats her, not before earning some praise, and is saved by a recovered Makarov whom finally finished Jose with Fairy Law. As she helped rebuild the guild, it appeared that after Gray's rebating of her, she lightened up and declared to the guild that Team Natsu was official earning the most powerful team a round of applause.
Loke arcErza was sent to help a theater in trouble; it is here she revealed her love for theater and the dramatic arts. She signs the others up in a play to help the owner recover from his said tragedy wherein most of his actors and actresses had quit. Erza spent a long time and effort practicing for her role as the prince. During the play, it is revealed she also gets stage fright and forgets most of her lines when it comes to performing her part, to which in some moments she impromtus to fill up sentences in her dialogue. It is also seen that she gets too deep into her character as she cut Lucy's clothes up on stage. It was also seen that Erza was helping her fellow guild members in finding Loke when he was missing from the guild.
Tower of Heaven arc
Erza was one of the members invited by Lucy to go with her to an expensive resort. At the beach, Erza has a quick flashback of her slave life at the Tower of Heaven. When she wake up from the daydream, she requips her basic armour but after Lucy tells her to come with them at the casino, she requips to a dress.
While at the casino, Lucy and Erza were playing cards when one of Erza's childhood friends, Sho, steps in to rotate the dealer position, but, instead of tossing regular cards he throws down cards that spells DEATH in front of Erza, in which she becomes shocked seeing him again after so long, which he remarks that it's been a while and Erza asks him if he is safe. Then suddenly, the casino lights turn off due to Simon's magic, then come back on with Sho behind Erza telling her that he can use magic as well by trapping the people in the casino inside his cards. Another friend of Erza, Millianna, appears from behind Lucy and ties her up using her magic ropes. Erza angrily states that Lucy is her friend and demands Millianna to let Lucy go. Feeling insulted, Sho tells Erza that they were her friends too once until she betrayed them. Wally Buchanan stepped in, reminding Sho to clam down and told Erza that she grew beautifully after a long time despite she barely remembering his face. Simon then appears as Lucy questions Erza as to who these people are and why they are calling her sister, but she tells Lucy they were just old friends. The group tells Erza that they are here to take her back home with Wally pointing his gun at Lucy incase she refuses. Erza, pleading for Wally to stop ends up shooting her in the back with his reanimation magic using a tranquilizer shot. Before their departure, Wally gives Millianna a sleeping Happy as a gift and tells her to tie Erza up. Sho, excited, reveals that Erza will be returning to the Tower of Heaven, where Jellal is waiting.
Erza later wakes up in a ship on the way to the tower, attempting to free herself from Millianna's ropes. Shô then appears, commenting that it is pointless to try. Erza asks if she can put her armor on because she does not feel secure without it. Shô then cries on Erza and yells at her for betraying Jellal. Erza then has another short flashback revealing she was imprisoned with Jellal and the rest of her old friends.
Natsu, Lucy, Gray, and Juvia Loxar sail to the Tower of Heaven in hopes of finding Erza and Happy. As Erza arrives at the Tower, she is thrown in a prison. Shô tells her she will stay there until the "ceremony" starts tomorrow. Then, he tells her that she will be the sacrifice for "Paradise". Erza tells Shô not to use the R-System to resurrect the dark mage, Zeref because of the consequences it will bring to the Magic World. Shô then says that Jellal is reviving him to bring them to "Paradise" and that they will rule with him. Erza then brings Shô to his knees by kicking him in the face and then requips her basic armor to search for Jellal.
Erza fights her way through some guards asking where Jellal is, eventually coming across Natsu and gang. Although she is surprised to see them, she tells them to go back and that this is her problem to deal with. Natsu refuses, one reason being because Millianna has Happy. Erza apologizes saying she will lose this fight no matter what. Erza tells them about the Tower of Heaven, otherwise known as the R-System. After she finishes about her past she says she is ready to fight.
Back in the present, Erza tells Gray, Lucy, and Juvia, that she is destined to fight Jellal. Meanwhile, Jellal's projectile is gathering votes at the Magic council to destroy the Tower of Heaven with the Etherion. Back at the Tower, Erza tells the others that Zeref was the strongest Dark Mage ever. He created horrible and destructive monsters. Lucy points out that the Lullaby was one of Zeref's monsters. Erza also thinks that Deliora was too. Lucy then asks why Erza is considered a traitor to her old friends. Erza doesn't know why, but suspects Jellal made something up. Shô then appears, hearing what actually happened eight years ago and cannot believe that Jellal was tricking them all this time. Shô says that eight years ago Jellal told him that Erza planted bombs in their ships and that if Jellal hadn't noticed everyone would have died. Jellal then made everyone get back to work on the tower claiming it was a sign that the tower must continue to be built. Erza tells Shô she never did that. Simon then appears revealing he knew all along Jellal was lying. They all decide to work together to stop Jellal.
Everybody follows Simon in an attempt to look for Natsu and stop Erza's other friends from attacking. The company learn that they can't escape because they need to defeat Jellal and the assassination Death's Head Caucus Guild's Trinity Raven before Jellal activates the tower, that will cause the Council to release the Etherion that will destroy the tower and them along with it. After hearing what will happen, Shô traps Erza in one of his cards and runs off with her. They have a limited amount of time to defeat Trinity Raven before the Etherion would be released and everyone managed to defeat two members of the Trinity Raven. Erza and Shô run into the third member, Ikaruga. Shô throws cards at her, but she cuts them all up. Ikaruga claims she can slice anything even separate dimensions like Shô's cards. Somehow, without her sword touching Shô, he gets slashed across the chest twice. Erza falls out of Shô and demands to be let out.
Ikaruga swings her sword again. She protects the blow and tells Shô that she isn't safe in his card. After a few more slices Erza breaks out because when the slashes went into the card there was a slight opening she could get out of. All of a sudden, Erza's armor is cut into pieces, showing that she didn't dodge all of Ikaruga's attacks successfully.She then equips her Heavens Wheel Armor. The two girls attack each other head on. Erza uses Tenrin: Circle Sword. Her circle of swords comes towards the enemy, but she simply cuts them up and then destroys Erza's armor again. Ikaruga then uses Garuda En, and Erza quickly equips her Flame Emperor Armor to defend herself. She slams into a wall and charges towards Ikaruga. Her armor again shatters. She is persuaded to use her strongest armor. She equips her Purgatory Armor, and claims nobody had seen it and lived. Ikaruga quickly slices past Erza shattering the armor. She gets up and equips a sarashi (long, winding strip of cloth, usually thick cotton, wrapped tightly around the midriff up to the chest) with flamed bottom hakama.
Erza explains there is nothing special about her armor. All her life she had locked her heart away in her suit of armor and that it had made her weak and afraid. Now that she wears none, she believes she can defeat Ikaruga. The two ladies charge towards each other, their swords clashing for the final time. Erza's arm gets slashed twice, and her enemy tells her that she has lost. But then, Ikaruga realizes she got slashed too. Blood comes out her heavy wound and she falls to the ground, most likely dead. Her last words tell Shô that there are 15 minutes until the Etherion hits the tower. Erza tells Shô to get everybody else out the tower, claiming that she will fight Jellal and end this.
Erza makes it to the part of the tower where Jellal is. Jellal claims the game is over, and Erza asks if playing with peoples lives are fun. Erza claims she will free her friends. She thinks Jellal is bluffing about the Etherion falling but he claims he is not and that either way she will be a sacrifice for Zeref. Jellal announces there are 7 minutes until the Etherion strikes. He attacks Erza with shade magic. She dodges all them and cuts them up. Jellal then attacks her again making her fly out the side of the tower. She manages to get back up by jumping on the crumbling rocks. As she swings her sword she asks why Jellal is damaging his tower so carelessly. Jellal doesn't seem to care, but Erza does because Shô and her friends spent years making it. He uses his shade magic again hitting Erza.
She manages to break out of it, slices Jellal and holds him down on the ground. She then tells Jellal he failed at completing the R-System because the tower has no magic to resurrect. There needs to be 2.7 billion Edeas in order for the tower to activate. Trying to make her give up, he explains how his body was possessed by Zeref and how he is nothing more than a doll doing his bidding.
He claims it was all over before it had even begun and that nobody could save him. He says he knew he could not finish the R-System but Zeref would not stop him. He asks Erza to strike him down. She refuses and hugs Jellal as the Etherion hits the tower, completely destroying the outer structure of the tower. Surprised she is alive after the blast, she looks around and notices there are crystals everywhere and that the structure is an absorption crystal. Jellal explains that the council's Etherion provided the tower with 2.7 billion Edeas, enough to bring Zeref back. Just then, Siegrain shows up and reveals that he and Jellal are the same person and that he became a council member just to cast the Etherion down on the tower. They both reveal then that they are the same person and that Siegrain was just a psychic projection. Now that the two morphed back together, Jellal’s full magical power returned. He pushes Erza to the ground.
Just then a serpent binding spell stops Erza from moving. It was put on her when she hugged him. Before forcing her into the R-System crystal in order to be sacrificed, he claimed that he loved her. Natsu then arrives just in time to pull Erza out. Natsu told her that they need to go back to work, otherwise they won't have enough money to pay Lucy's rent on time. Erza told him that she can't move which he took advantage of as he comically tickles her. Erza tells Natsu to leave and not fight Jellal because she was afraid of the consequences that will happen to him. She beg him to do so. Natsu asked Erza he told why she's like this. He then punched her, causing her to faint while mentioning he'll win this fight. Enraged from what had happened, Natsu flares up like never before and goes to fight Jellal. Erza then wakes up to Natsu being blasted by Jellal's meteor attacks. Natsu starts destroying the tower so the resurrection cannot occur. Jellal prepares another attack on Natsu, but Erza gets in front hoping that he wont attack her. He still prepares to launch it calming it does not matter who the sacrifice is now that there is so much damage. He launches his attack. Opening her eyes, Erza sees that Simon is in front of her and that he used his body as a shield to protect her. He falls to the ground and Erza runs towards him. He confesses his love for Erza, and then dies.Erza screams in anguish and Natsu continues his battle with Jellal. By eating the Etherion, Natsu manages to defeat Jellal but the Etherion has already been activated. Sadly, the Tower of Heaven has too much damage to it and is going to let loose all the magic which will make everything explode, including Gray, Lucy and others who are outside the tower.
Back in the tower, Erza carries Natsu on her back. She shortly realizes that she needs to be the sacrifice to control the magic energy and stop the explosion. She then puts her body half-ways in the crystal, when Natsu wakes up and asks her what she is doing. She tells him what she is doing and that she cannot live without Fairy Tail and cannot imagine a world without her friends. If she dies saving everybody then she has no regrets, she then offers her body to the R-System so that she can control it. She blanks out completely. Erza wakes up in a dress wondering where she is. Everything is white around her. The scene turns to her funeral. Erza realizes that she is dead and that nobody is happy.
She is a permanent part of the magic council, but nobody seems to care and is just crying. Natsu doesn't believe Erza is dead and refuses to accept it. As everybody cries Erza realizes that she made a mistake. She says she did this to give them a better future and closes her eyes.
She then wakes up, realizing it was a dream. All her friends run towards her, and Natsu carries her towards them. He lays her in the water to which Erza was amazed that he was able to not only find, but also took her out the vortex alive. Natsu stated that they and everybody in Fairy Tail feel the same way, especially her friends. Natsu in tears tells Erza not to do something like that ever again. Erza promises him so and she comes to the realization that she doesn't need to die for her friends, but live for them, because that is that only way to bring the best future. For the first time since 8 years ago, she cries tears of joy, out of both eyes.
Wally, Millianna and Shô apologize to Erza saying they didn't want to hurt her. Erza suggests they come to Fairy Tail. She then hears Jellal say she has become strong. She turns around and sees nobody, denying she heard anything. Although, Erza had left the impression that Jellal had spoken to her.While they were celebrating about their reunion, Erza had mentioned that believing the once "Zeref"'s spirit left Jellal's body, it was him who directed the Etherion into the sky, preventing all of them to fall to destruction and losing his life on the process.
Later, Lucy asks where Shô and the others went. Erza dashes out to go look for them. She then realized that her former comrades decided to leave Erza’s side, saying that they have caused her too much pain for her. Erza then prepares for them the official Fairy Tail’s Farewell Ceremony. After a few promises, she recites the Rules when leaving Fairy Tail and cries goodbye to them, hoping to see them again someday. After that Natsu, Lucy, Gray and Erza throw a farewell bash, wishing Shô, Milliana, and Wally well as they departed finally free and living their own lives.
Fighting Festival arc
Erza came back to the Guild to see it rebuilt and in great condition; but her happiness was interrupted when she found that Gajeel Redfox had joined Fairy Tail. She voiced her concerns with Makarov but as he gave her his confidence, she petitioned to have Gajeel watched.
Later, when a reporter from Sorcerer Magazine came to Fairy Tail to interview the members, she wore a modified version of her Heart Kreuz Armor. She surprised everyone when she wanted to be interviewed, but after she was done she went to Heart Kreuz to voice her concerns about her new armor.
During the festival, Erza competed for the title of "Miss Fairy Tail", exquiping into a beautiful dress that Lucy recognized as Goth Loli style in front of everyone and stated that victory was hers. But she was turned to stone along with all the other Miss Fairy Tail contestants by Evergreen.
Natsu and Gajeel tried to turn her back to normal with Natsu's flame having thought that it will release her from the stone. However she does get revived, because her artificial eye halves the effect of Evergreen's magic and she promptly beats the two of them. She soon realizes that even Mystogan has arrived to fight Laxus Dreyar to help save the Guild.
She then goes to town to find Laxus but encounters Evergreen instead. She threatens Evergreen to release the other girls, but Evergreen is more interested in claiming the title of "Titania" for herself instead. As Erza pins her against a wall, Evergreen reveals to her she'll kill the girls if Erza doesn't strip to degrade herself. Erza counters that by exquiping into her "Heavens Wheel Armor" and threatens to kill Evergreen herself if she doesn't revive the girls and thus Evergreen concedes and the girls are released.
After her fight with Evergreen, both Ezra and Natsu finds Laxus and Mystogan already fighting in the Cathedral, and she has a shock when she witnesses the true face of Mystogan which is exactly like Jellal's face. Not knowing it wasn't Jellal, her eyes began to shed tears and she became emotionally unstable for a moment.  She recovers from the surprise though and prepares to attack Laxus with her Lightning Empress Armor, but later decides to trust Natsu to stop Laxus and goes to destroy the Thunder Palace instead to protect everyone in Magnolia. With the help of Warren Rocko she communicates with all her comrades, and they help her to destroy the Hall of Thunder's lacrimas. In the end, she manages to take out 200 lacrimas which are the majority of them.
As the festival continues after the whole incident, Erza is seen performing with her swords during the Fantasia Parade while Mystogan watches her.
Oración Seis arc
Erza begins trying to find out about Mystogan, however, she realized Makarov knows nothing about him. Stumped, Erza wondered about Mystogan's relationship to Jellal and why they both had the same exact face.
Later, Erza and her team begin to go a mission to hunt a mage hunter but she becomes surprised when she hears Lucy is going to fight a Dark Guild. They meet up with the Blue Pegasus Guild delegates and (much to the girls' chagrin) are met with the delegates' effeminacy and come on. As all the delegates get together, Erza follows Natsu and Gray as they run to find the Oración Seis.
As the Oración Seis find them, Erza battles Cobra in a new armor, however she is bitten by his snake and she suffers from the extreme poison. As Lucy gives her her belt to strap on her arm, she begs Reitei Lyon to cut her poisoned arm off. However, Charle explains to her that Wendy Marvell can help her, as her magic allows her to heal the injured. As the others leave to rescue Wendy, Lucy and Hibiki Laytis stay behind to take care of her. After Natsu arrives with Wendy, she treats Erza and removes the poison. When the others notice the pillar of black light in the sky, Natsu says Jellal is there and rushes forward. In the ensuing confusion, Erza slips away, intending to head towards the pillar too.
Because the others are impeded in fights against the Oración Seis, Erza manages to reach Jellal first, although she is unsure of how to act towards him. To her surprise, she discovers that he has become amnesiac, and is only able to remember her name. As Erza explains who he is and what he did to his comrades, Jellal broke down in tears upon learning what kind of person he is. Suddenly, Cobra appears and attempts to take Nirvana but Jellal reveals that he put a self destruction magic around Nirvana to destroy it. However, apparently he also put the spell on himself so he could end his life and free Erza from the pain he has caused her and her comrades.
She doesn't take this too kindly running up to him, grabbing him and demanding that he cancel the spell and live. Moments later, Brain appears revealing that he taught Jellal the self-destruction magic himself and easily cancels it before activating the second stage of Nirvana. Erza and Jellal are caught in Nirvana's eruption skywards, Erza barely hanging onto an edge in one hand and Jellal in the other. She pulls them up, saying that he should live on to see the future as Fairy Tail do with their connection of "hope". However, she takes time out of her speech to question Lucy, alongside Gray, why she and Natsu are wearing matching clothes.Later, Midnight appears before her and quickly defeats Jellal revealing his reflector magic to her. She tries her best to fight him, but all her attacks are reflected and her armor became reflected to confine her. As Midnight tortures Jellal with the truth of his deeds, Erza reassures that she believes that there is still goodness in Jellal and she requips to a new armor and readies herself for round two against Midnight. She gets slashes at Midnight but her attack gets reflected. She then punches him, sending him flying. She claims he has two weaknesses. She reveals that he can't reflect someones body and he starts to strangle her with her armor.
She then says that his second weakness is that he can't reflect objects in more than one area. He looks above and sees that she sends multiple swords flying down into at him, pinning him to the ground. However, Erza's armor is an elastic robe, and she is able to overcome his twisting power. Midnight says that at midnight his refracting gets to his peak as he transforms into a giant monster. He creates a giant explosion and stabs Jellal and Erza.
He is then successfully slashed and defeated by Erza as she reveals his transformation was all just an illusion. Afterwards, she manages to get into contact with the others through Hibiki's telepathy, only to learn that Nirvana is controlled by six different Lacrima Crystals.
After their discussion and planning, Hibiki implanted a map to guide them towards the location of each lacrima crystal. Erza said she will handle Lacrima number 5. When Jellal was about to say he'll destroy the 6th Lacrima, she immediately interrupted, saying "You will handle Lacrima number 6" without indicating a name. She whispered to him that Natsu still doesn't know his relation towards the mission and might mistaken him as an enemy. When Erza finished, Natsu answered he seemed to have heard a familiar voice in which is actually Jellal but no one seemed to reply.
She is then seen standing in front of the fifth Lacrima waiting for the appointed time to arrive to destroy it. After the Natsu's victory over Zero, the rest of the mages including Erza manage to destroy all six Lacrima Crystals and the Nirvana collapses. Everyone is seen rejoicing as they are reunited. Erza says that she will support Jellal and he doesn´t need to care about his memories. At this moment, they stare at each other and she then says "I..." when the New Magic Council interrupted to arrest Hoteye and Jellal for their past criminal acts.
As Jellal willingly gives himself up to the council. Rahal warns him that this will probably be the last time he ever sees them again, for he will either be given death sentence or life imprisonment.Suddenly, an angered Natsu starts to fight against the council trying to bring Jellal back for Erza's sake, and that Jellal is already "one of us".This causes every other mage to fight for Jellal as well, except for Erza, who could only tremble in anger and watch the chaos.
The council is then ordered to capture everyone else, when Erza decides to stop the commotion once and for all and lets the Council take Jellal away. Jellal looks back at her in relief, but not before he mentions her scarlet hair which implies that he remembers the time he chose her last name Scarlet.
They say their final farewells and as Jellal is taken away, everyone looks on sadly. Erza is later shown alone crying from both eyes for the loss of her friend as she remembers when she and Jellal were together as kids. As he leaves, he remembers her last name, "Scarlet", which he picked when they were young. Afterwards, a flashback was then seen with a scenario back at the Tower of Heaven, with Jellal introducing himself with his full name. Wally, an old friend who is now cross-country travelling, said that his name was too long and that it'll be easy to forget. In return, Jellal said that his name, "Wally Buchanan", is hard to remember too. Wally then asks if what was her full name and she replied "I am Erza. Just plain Erza.". Jellal then said that's kind of sad and suddenly, came to notice her hair. Surprised, Erza turned and clamor on what he was doing. Jellal stated that her hair was beautifully scarlet and suddenly, decided to name her "Erza Scarlet", with Wally opposing that he shouldn't go naming people just like that. The flashback ended with Jellal saying "Scarlet. It's the color of your hair. That way, I'll never forget it!".
She was then seen crying at the loss of her friend as the sky shone in a beautiful scarlet color. Lucy mentioned that the beauty of the dawn's sunrise were the likes she had never seen before. It was like Erza's hair, warm and passionate. She then said that if only Erza lifted her face, a beautiful sky would spread out upon her.
Back at Cait Shelter, Lucy and Sherry wore clothes given by the guild members, offering some to Erza. All she could say to reply was "Ah, that sounds nice.". She is then seen comforting Wendy as Cait Shelter is revealed to be just a mere illusion, and invites her back to Fairy Tail.
After Gildarts Clive tells Natsu he has something to tell him, Erza urges Natsu and Lucy not to take on the Hundred Year quest that Gildarts had recently failed. Later, Erza comments on Bisca Mulan and Alzack Connell getting along well. Erza tells them to treasure these memories so they will not regret them later. Marakov then calls Erza over, telling her that about his choice to pass the Hundred Year Quest to another guild. She agrees with Makarov's decision. Later, the Anima sucks up Fairy Tail into Edolas, including Erza. However, Gajeel releases her and Gray from the lacrima with Mystogan's help. Mystogan then sends them to Edolas with pills that allow Earth Land people to use magic freely in Edolas.
When Edolas Erza Knightwalker is about to kill Happy, Erza and Gray bash some of the Edolas Guards and show up ready to attack and declare Erza Knightwalker to be an enemy of Fairy Tail. Seeing that her counterpart is about to strike Gray, Erza quickly blocks her counterpart's spear with her sword, and the clash of their weapons cause a huge aftershock. Realizing that her group could not proceed any further than they already have with her Edolas version hot on their tails, Scarlet orders her friends to carry on without her. After Gray, Lucy, Charle, and Happy leave to find Natsu and Wendy, the two Erzas begin to do battle, both being evenly matched. Erza attacks with her arsenal of weapons and armor, while Edolas Erza parries with her magical shape-shifting spear, "The Ten Commandments", which is able to blow strong gusts of wind (Melforce), create huge explosions (Explosion) and boost her own speed as well (Silfarion). Erza then comments on how their magic is similar, before preparing for another round. The two continue fighting as their scenery changes to a small unstable bridge with bricks falling from above.
Erza Knightwalker is then seen meeting up with Natsu and Gray (after their fights with Hughes and Sugarboy ) and capturing them. She then defeats the both of them and drags them to the Dragon Cannon control room, commenting on how she can see eternal magic coming. She then orders Grey to active the cannon aiming towards the island, with the threat that she would kill Natsu if he did not comply. Right at the crucial moment, however, Erza Knightwalker suddenly shouts at Natsu to fight, before quickly holding her sword at Faust's throat, revealing herself to be Erza Scarlet, and the entire plan to be a ruse. She then tells the soldiers to move the co-ordinate to fire at the Lacrima or she would kill the king. However, the real Erza Knightwalker vaults over the wall of the control room and frees Faust. Erza is then seen smirking at her Edolas counterpart while the Legion flies off. She then helps everyone to push back the Lacrima Island enough for Mystogan to send the giant Lacrima back to Earth Land. She then witnessed her counterpart shot Pantherlily, who declared the battle is not over yet. When Dorma Anim showed up, Natsu told her that he, along with Gajeel and Wendy will take care of Faust, while she and her group to protect the Exceed. However, as they tried to catch up, Knightwalker ambushed the Legion that they were on. While Lucy, Gray, and Coco fell, Erza merely chained on to another Legion and defeated a couple of Legion squad members herself. As she reequip to the Heaven's Wheel armor, the both of them declared that there is only room for one Erza, and the other one must perish.
The second round starts off with Erza unleashing a new attack called Trinity Sword with her Heaven's Wheel Armor, but Knightwalker negates her attack with an orb of gravity (Gravity Core), before splitting her spear into two and attacking Erza with both a fire and ice attack (Blue Crimson). Erza manages to dodge, and reequips into her Morning Star Armor. She then fires off an energy blast towards Knightwalker, but her counterpart simply seals it off (Runesave) before managing to score a hit with Silfarion. However, as she is about to round off the fight, Erza exhibits the ability to wield swords with her feet, catching Knightwalker off guard. Erza then comments on how they're both evenly matched, but then Knightwalker decides at that moment to use her trump card, Ravelt. Erza then reequips into the Fairy Armor, her strongest armor. As the two Erza's clash, they create an explosion large enough to shatter the entire island, and in the process, Erza's armor is destroyed along with Knightwalker's spear. However, even though they both have already run out of magic, they have a fistfight, while debating about whether it is wrong to extort magic from Extalia. Erza finally manages to knock some sense into Knightwalker, telling her that they can still survive without magic, and that it can be overcome. She then tells Knightwalker that they are the same, and as Erza herself has the same evil and weaknesses in Knightwalker, Knightwalker herself has the compassionate heart as Erza. The falling island then crashes into the ground, and both Erza's no longer have the strength to move. Knightwalker then admits defeat, but Erza denies this, saying that there is no such thing, seeing that they're the same person. With the two Erza's made peace, Anima begin to take Scarlet back to Earth Land. The two Erzas bid one final farewell. After returning to Earthland they were surprised to see the exceed gone to the earthland after hearing about their story and no one have grudge against them.Before saying ferewell to the exceed Nichiya hit on Erza which freaked her out because of Ichiya however with the exceed gone Erza along with Gray and Natsu took a major shook when Pantherlily found and captured Lisanna from the edolas and wounders why is she on earthland however when Lisanna revealed that she was never dead and she is the earthland Lisanna. Erza alonge side Natsu and the others help Lisanna to return to her siblings.
S-Class Trial arc
Back at Fairy Tail, everybody is acting hyper again. Pantherlily is surprised how noisy everyone is and finds it hard to believe they all have magical power inside them. Erza explains that's how mages are in Earthland. She also points out that the magic isn't important, but the hearts and people who wield it. Pantherlily tells Erza that it's comforting to see a familiar face like hers even though she's not the Erza he knew. Later, she was seen practicing her swordsmanship abilities with Pantherlily and then they stop when Pantherlily return to his chibi form. She is seen alongside Makarov, announcing the S-Class Wizard Promotion Trial. It is shown that it was her that didn't let Gajeel participate in the event feeling it was early for him. After the rules was explained, it was revealed that Erza will be participating along with Mirajane and Gildarts. Their main role in the trial is to attempt to hinder the selected teams in some way. After the participants get to Tenrou Island, Makarov tells them there will be eight paths, seven with battles. She was waiting in path D, and battled both Juvia and Lisanna in temple ruins of some sort with the Sea King Armor. Despite a valiant fight, Erza easily managed to defeat them. After the first part of the exam was over, she along with Juvia, Lisanna, and Mirajane were all resting at the resting camp on the island. While she was cooking, Mirajane broke the news to Erza that Elfman and Evergreen were getting "married", she starts questioning how and when did it all happened. Then, she asks where Fried and Bixlow were;learning they went back to the guild with Gildarts. She also questions why Mest and Wendy weren't at the base which sends her and Juvia out to look for them. Later Erza was seen with Juvia founding a injured Levy McGarden. Erza with Juvia and Levy went to help Gajeel as he already finished his long battle against Kawazu and Yomazu and won, albeit not without suffering some critical injuries himself. Then, while they were checking up Gajeel's condition, Yomazu announced that The Seven Kin Of Purgatory are coming, which they are alot of stronger.
Erza immidiately announces that the exam is now on hold and sends a warning flare signal to the rest of the guild members present on Tenrou Island, loudly declaring that everyone in the guild must enter with a battle formation for a 'code red'-level emergency. Erza re-quips into her Heartz Kreuz armor.
Erza tells Levy and Juvia she's going to search for Wendy and Mest because she thinks they got lost wandering the grounds. She then goes over to Yomazu and asks what their goals are. He refuses to talk, until Erza hits him on the head. He then reveals they are here for the Black Mage, Zeref. He tells them Zeref lived 400 years ago and has since been in a "slumbering" 'state. Erza finds that impossible and asks if hes trying to start some disorder. Yomazu simply tells her to Seven Kin of Purgatory are coming and she shouldn't underestimate them. When the Grimoire Heart guild arrives on the island, members surround Juvia and Erza, and they prepare to fight them. They easily defeat all the members in their immediate vicinity, but are then confronted by Meredy. Erza warned Juvia not to underestimate her just because she is a kid, saying that she could sense a strange magic from the girl.
Before they battle, Meredy tells them what Grimoire Heart plans to do with Zeref: to have him rule a world where non-magic users cannot survive. In her battle with Juvia against Meredy, Meredy attacks them with an attack called Maguilty Sodom, that creates magic swords that were sent flying towards the her and Juvia. The attack managed to pierce Juvia's water body, which caused Erza to question what type of Magic it was, Meredy simply stated that to eliminate the enemy was her mission.As the battle between the three continues Meredy begins to assault Juvia and states that she will be "13th place". Erza then tells Juvia to step down because she will take care of her, and Meredy replies that Erza will be "4th place". When questioned by Erza as to what her rankings where Meredy replied that those were the rankings she decided to kill them in. Meredy then utilizes Maguilty Sodom and attacks Juvia again. Erza then asks why she is after Juvia, and Meredy replies "13 is just trash I'll take care of her quickly." Meredy then goes on and continues explaining her rankings and says Gray Fullbuster is first since he killed Ultear's mother. This sparks both Juvia's and Erza's attention. Meredy then tries to use Maguilty Sodom against Erza but Juvia uses her water to surround and knock all of her blades away. Juvia then says she can't forgive Meredy and with a disturbed look on her face asks Meredy whose life she was going to take. Erza with a nervous look remarks that Juvia should calm down.
Juvia proceeds to attack Meredy with astonishing strength. This shocks Erza, who notices that Juvia is fighting nothing like she was during the exams. She finally understands that Juvia's true powers come out when she fights for a loved one. Juvia tells Erza that she will handle Meredy and that Erza needs to go find Wendy or Gray. Erza ex-quips down to her swimsuit and leaves as Juvia defends her from Meredy's attack.
Later Erza was seen looking for her guildmates,before being confronted by Azuma who called her by her title "Titania",telling her that he already took careof that girl referring to Wendy ,causing Erza angrily stares at him.Later she was seen that she felt when Bluenote uses his magic.
Magic and Abilities
Holder Magic User: Erza is the strongest female member of Fairy Tail and one of the only three S-Class wizard of the guild. Thanks to this strength, she had been considered by Makarov to be the next Master, but he said that Erza was too young and strict. Erza is a strong sword wizard whose skills in swordplay are elite to say the least, and uses her armors and her weapons to help her to get the upper hand in a fight. Even Jellal hinted that Erza was powerful enough to be one of the Ten Wizard Saints as resurrecting Zeref required sacrificing someone about as powerful as them, and was planning to use Erza to accomplish this.
- Requip: The Knight (換装 別名 ザ・ナイト Kansou Betsumei Za Naito): Erza uses Requip, type of magic that swaps weapons and armour and clothes at will. Her certain Requip is called, The Knight. She is noted for her ability to requip extremely fast and is the only sword wizard known to be capable of re-equipping weapons and armor while fighting, earning her the nickname Titania, and is well known through out the nation of Fiore, and city of Magnolia. Her strength is so great that even strong wizards such as Natsu and Gray fear her; this fear immediately ceases their bickering in her presence (excluding her requip abilities, her actual magical prowess is unknown). Happy said that Erza's magic is beautiful because it causes a huge amount of blood to spill from her opponents. Not only this, but she has also been Requip stated to have potential to be one of the Ten Wizard Saints.
Telekinesis: Erza's first use of magic as a child was to levitate discarded weapons from the ground and launch them at her enemies.
Master Swordsmanship: Erza skills in swordplay are of the highest caliber. Her offensive capabilities mainly come from her swordsplay that enables her to effectively utilize the weapons that her Re-Quip provides. She is even capable of wielding her swords using her feet. With her swordsmanship skills she sliced through Aria's air space and defeat him in one blow. She was lso able to deflect hundreds of needles that were shot at her by Evergreen with relative ease.
Enhanced Speed: Erza has demonstrated that she can move quickly in battle.
Enhanced Strength: Erza has an immense ammount of physical strength, and can lift and drag objects many times her own size and weight. She also was able to send Midnight through a wall with a flick of the wrist.
Expert Hand to Hand Combatant: When not utilizing her weapons in battle Erza has shown skill with hand to hand combat, this was shown when she was able to send Midnight crashing through a wall with a flick of her wrist.
Weapons & Items
As a Requip user, Erza has many weapons and armors. Erza has stated that she is able to equip and wield over 200 swords at one time. She has also stated that she owns over 100 different types of armor.
List of Known Armors:
- Heart Kreuz Armor: Made by Heart Kreuz, this is Erza's casual armor, which she is mostly seen wearing until it was modified. She sometimes only requips her swords, but doesn't change this armor.
- Heavens Wheel Armor (天輪の鎧 Tenrin no Yoroi): This armor is used to face multiple opponents. Plated armor covers her chest, with a large metal flower over it, and she wears a large billowing skirt that has metal plating in the upper area. Her stomach and neck are uncovered, and she has large metal wings that appear to be made of individual blades, as well as a wing-like headpiece. This armor has the ability to launch weapons at her opponent. In this armor, Erza is able to summon a large amount of swords (roughly more than 200 in the anime while trying to destroy the Thunder Palace). One of the special attacks that can be utilized by her Heaven's Wheel Armor is "Blumenblatt". The spell casts a barage of swords towards the target and gives an electrocution at the enemy as the swords settle on the opponent.
- Black Wing Armor (黒羽の鎧 Kureha no Yoroi): This armor increases the destructive power in Erza's attacks. It is black with silver trim, and sports batlike wings (later feathery in the manga). While wearing this armor, she only uses one sword. This form first appeared when fighting the demon of the Lullaby. While wearing this armor, she is able to glide through the air.
- Flame Empress Armor (炎帝の鎧 Entei no Yoroi): This armor lowers the destructive power of flame attacks by 50%. In the anime, she's also show using fire magic while equipped with this armor. In this form, she has no armor on her shoulders and more on her limbs, the boots closely resembles dragon feet. This form first appears during her brief duel against Natsu.
- The Giant's Armor (巨人の鎧 Kyojin no Yoroi): A full body, yellow armor, with large shoulders, and fur trimmings and a black cross on the chest. In the anime, the right arm of the armor is considerably bulkier than the left. In this armor, Erza is able to increase the strength of her throwing power. First shown in Galuna Island arc to send a spear flying to "destroy" the moon.
- Adamantine Armor (金剛の鎧 Kongō no Yoroi): This armor is the ultimate, high-level defensive stance. In the anime it features two shields on the arms, which can be brought together to generate a large magical barrier. In this armor, Erza is able to withstand the magic fired by the Phantom Lord's Jupiter Cannon.
- Purgatory Armor (煉獄の鎧 Rengoku no Yoroi): Erza's second most powerful armor (second to her new Armadura Fairy), and according to her "None has seen this armor and lived to tell the tale, witness it and despair." Its true power is not seen as it was destroyed almost instantly by Ikaruga. She then uses this armor in the anime episode "Wizard of Fairy Tail" wherein she attacks the center of the Dragonoid.
- Lightning Empress Armor (雷帝の鎧 Raitei no Yoroi): This armor lowers the attack damage of all thunder attacks aimed at Erza. Laxus stated that it wasn't enough to stand his thunder magic; however, the single attack aimed at Erza in the anime did no damage to her. In the anime Erza also states it is not just for defense, as she can now fire blue lightning attacks towards her foes.
- Flight Armor (飛翔の鎧 Hishou no Yoroi): An armor that increases Erza's speed that was used to fight Cobra and her Counterpart. It has a leopard-patterned chestplate and shoulder guard, and a cloth from her waist down. There are also a pair of leopard ears on her head, and a bushy tail.
- Robe of Yūen (悠遠の衣 Yūen no Koromo): An armor that is more of a beautiful kimono equipped with a bisento. This armor has elastic properties which prevented Midnight's Reflector magic from binding her.
- Morning Star Armor (明星の鎧 Myoujou no Yoroi): An armor with a similar design to the Heavens Wheel Armor, sporting fishnet leggings. Able to fire off magic blasts.
- Armadura Fairy (妖精の鎧 Yousei no Yoroi): The strongest armor as declared by her counterpart, Erza Knightwalker. This armor has the name of her guild to symbolize her pride of being a member of Fairy Tail. The attack of this armor was strong enough to break Knightwalker's strongest spear, Ravelt, and shatter an entire island, although breaking in the process.
- Sea Empress Armor (海王の鎧 Kaiō no Yoroi): According to Lisanna, this armor nullifies water attacks. It has been shown withstanding Juvia's water attacks.
Artificial Eye: While enslaved as a child to build the Tower of Heaven, Erza lost her right eye during punishment for an escape attempt. After she joined Fairy Tail, Makarov took her to see Porlyusica , who created an artificial eye for her. Erza couldn't cry out of it. The artificial eye cannot be affected by magic. Erza could look into Evergreen's eyes with the artificial eye without being affected. It could also see that Midnight was creating an illusion.
In the original version, Mashima gave it a more "wild" look. She had a spear, instead of sword and accompanying her an unnamed bird. As Mashima said, he wanted to create a female character, whom Natsu could be afraid of.
- Currently, Erza is the most popular girl in the series.
- During a Q&A in volume 9, a reader asked who the lead female character in Fairy Tail is. Erza immediately considered herself as such, but Hiro Mashima said people can draw their own conclusions .
- In the omake Welcome to Fairy Hills, Levy reveals to Lucy that Erza likes to read novels that are a bit inappropriate or racy.
- During a reporter's interview in chapter 104, Erza says her favorite foods are cheesecake and soufflé.
- While the popular belief is that Erza's suitcases are filled with backup armors and weapons, they are actually filled with food and ingredients.
- She was named after Mashima's short story character "Eru". Incidentally, the short story's name was "Fairy Tale".
- Her surname "Scarlet" was given by Jellal for the color of her hair, when they were still young back in the Tower of Heaven.
- Her nickname "Titania" was the "Queen of Fairies" in William Shakespeare's literary work "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
- Although her name is officially spelled "Erza", Mashima has also occasionally used "Elsa" (chapter 22) and "Elza" (chapters 100, 129).
- In the manga Erza updates her Heart Kreuz Armor after the Tower of Heaven arc, but in the anime she wears the updated design from the beginning.
- Erza makes a cameo appearance in the game Sunday VS Magazine: Shuuketsu! Choujou Daikessen!, along with Gray, Makarov, and Happy.
- Erza is the winner of the Miss Fairy Tail Contest, a reader poll and story event that took place during the Fighting Festival arc.
- The word "Armadura" from the her armor Armadura Fairy means "armor" in Spanish.