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"We need to unite. The exam split us apart and we prioritized ourselves over our allies. But we can't stay like that now. The enemy is a great one! Therefore, we, Fairy Tail, must combine our strength and win!"

Levy McGarden to Fairy Tail in "The Open Seam"

Levy McGarden (レビィ・マクガーデン Rebī Makugāden) is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild. She is the leader of Shadow Gear.[1] She was a member of Magic Council's Custody Enforcement Unit, but after the defeat of Avatar, left to rejoin Fairy Tail. In the year X793, she became the mother of Gajeel's child.[4]

Appearance

Levy's appearance

Levy is a rather young, petite teenage girl of a slender build who stands at a rather below-average height for her age. Her shoulder-length blue hair, which has eyebrow-length bangs, is normally tied up with a colorful bandana around her head. While initially portrayed as having rather straight hair, her hair has slowly gained a more wavy, wild look, with more locks hanging down the sides of her face. Levy has a variety of outfits, but her most preferred type of attire appears to be dresses and tank tops, both of which reveal the guild mark on her left scapula.[6] When performing tasks such as researching, she wears a pair of Gale-Force Reading Glasses and tends to tie up her hair to keep it out of her face.

Personality

Levy shies away from the battle

Levy has a cheerful and upbeat personality, and as such she is, rather easily, able to get along quite well with her guildmates. Her kind spirit is shown through her reluctance to get involved in the many brawls the guild has together, as she is too nice to fight "just for fun." She is also a very forgiving person, as she reconciled with Gajeel Redfox for torturing her and her teammates before the start of the Fairy Tail-Phantom Lord war, and later allowed him to become her partner for the S-Class Promotion Trial (albeit Gajeel more or less declared himself her partner).[7]

Levy's annoyance towards Gajeel

Levy is characterized by her love for reading, which is how she and Lucy Heartfilia quickly became friends: through their mutual love of books.[8] Levy has also been the only person to read Lucy's novel with her consent, showing their level of trust in each other. At times, however, Levy can be rather competitive: before the start of the S-Class Promotion Trial, she rewrote Freed Justine's runes seemingly for the whole boat, though she quickly revealed that she merely rewrote them for Gajeel and herself.[5] Levy is also one of the more mature members of the guild, as she was the first to abandon the S-Class Promotion Trial in favor of unifying the guild members,[9] whereas some did not want to stop the trial at all.

Magic and Abilities

Solid Script (固体文字(ソリッドスクリプト) Soriddo Sukuriputo): True to her boundless interest in books, Levy's Magic is also focused around writing and words: Solid Script, a form of Letter Magic, allows her to generate words in the air and make them solid, subsequently throwing them at the enemies with different effects.[1] To create such words, Levy is shown performing gestures with one or both of her hands, depending on the spell.[10] In the year X792, now can generate words by the use of her feet giving her more flexibility with her Magic.[11]

  • Solid Script: Silent (固体文字(ソリッドスクリプト) 静寂(サイレント) Soriddo Sukuriputo Sairento): By moving her right arm with her index and middle fingers outstretched in a certain pattern and then extending her left hand, Levy can generate the word "Silent" some meters away from her. This can be used to stop an outer source of high-pitched noise, canceling sound-based attacks, as shown with Yomazu's Gō Spell.[12]

Levy using Solid Script Fire

  • Solid Script: Fire (固体文字(ソリッドスクリプト) (ファイア) Soriddo Sukuriputo Faia): Levy extends her right arm, with her index and middle fingers outstretched, to the right, describing an arc before her. This prompts the word "Fire" to appear in the air, this being composed of flames. This word can be employed both defensively, as shown when Levy used a variation of this spell as a burning shield to protect herself from Kawazu's Egg Buster,[13] and as a basic form of offense, with Levy sending the word at her target in an arc.[14]
  • Heat Spell: By first crossing her outstretched arms before her and then spinning around, Levy can generate the word "Fire" composed of blue flames, which is subsequently sent flying at the target.[15]
  • Solid Script: Iron (固体文字(ソリッドスクリプト)アイアン Soriddo Sukuriputo Aian): Levy can generate the word "Iron" in the air, some meters away from her. This, predictably, is composed of iron. When she created it for Gajeel in order for him to eat and replenish his strength, the hollow part in the letter "O" was stylized in the shape of heart.[16]
  • Solid Script: Guard: Levy writes a word "Guard" in the air, which creates a barrier and protects her from her opponent's attacks.[17]

Levy using Solid Script: Hole

  • Solid Script: Hole (固体文字(ソリッドスクリプト) ホール Soriddo Sukuriputo Hōru): Levy writes a word "Hole" on the ground, which changes it into a trap.[17] This spell also help drain any overflowing particles, in this variant however the O becomes the hole itself instead of the entire word.[18]
  • Solid Script: Storm: Levy writes the word "Storm" which creates a strong gust of wind. When used in conjunction with Cana's Explosion, it is powerful enough to send Kain Hikaru flying midair.[17]
  • Solid Script: Oil: Levy uses her right hand to write the word "Oil" in the air causing extensive amounts of black oil to gush out of the word. This can be used to immobilize the enemy.[19]
  • Solid Script: Air (固体文字(ソリッドスクリプト) 空気(エア) Soriddo Sukuriputo Ea): Levy writes "Air" in midair and the materialized word ignites, engulfing a person's head with an air bubble to provide breathing in underwater situations.[21]
  • Solid Script: Markings: Levy generates a luminous path which can be followed if she is in an unknown location. The markings resemble an encircled "V" followed by a series of periods.[22] (Unnamed)
  • Solid Script: Water (固体文字(ソリッドスクリプト)水流(ウォーター) Soriddo Sukuriputo Wōtā): Levy writes the word "Water" immediately sending an orb of light, which transforms into water, towards the enemy.[23]

Levy using Solid Script: Thunder

  • Solid Script: Thunder: Levy points her fingers into the air and shoots the word "Thunder" at her targeted enemies. She is able to hits multiple targets with the bolts of lightning that are formed.[24]
  • Solid Script: Drill: Levy holds out her hand and generates the word "Drill." It then starts to rotate, digging holes into rocks.[25]
  • Solid Script: Bullet (固体文字(ソリッドスクリプト) 弾丸(ブレット) Soriddo Sukuriputo Buretto): Levy waves her arm and creates the word "Bullet" from which a series of energy pellets is fired towards her target.[26] Levy can also hold out her hand and releases multiple words of "Bullet" in the air and firing it onto her target.[27]
  • Solid Script: Shine (固体文字(ソリッドスクリプト) シャイン Soriddo Sukuriputo Shain): Levy spreads her arms and creates the word "Shine" in the air that generates a bright shining light around her. It is said to have holy properties.[28]
  • Solid Script: Mask (固体文字(ソリッドスクリプト) マスク Soriddo Sukuriputo Masuku): Levy can generate the word "Mask" on her mouth that can be used to protect herself from inhaling any air pollutants such as magical Barrier Particles.[29]

Levy using Solid Script: Sword

  • Solid Script: Sword (固体文字(ソリッドスクリプト) ソード Soriddo Sukuriputo Sōdo): Levy writes the word "Sword" in the air using an appendage to hurl the word at their target in order to slice it, which has cutting properties strong enough to cut through solid rocks.[30]
  • Solid Script: Carriage (固体文字(ソリッドスクリプト) 馬車(ばしゃ) Soriddo Sukuriputo Basha): Levy conjures a carriage with a body made up of the word "Carriage", and its wheels are made up of the word "Wheel" under her target and have them be driven away.[32]

Triple Unison Explosion: Levy uses her Solid Script: Storm spell and fuses Lisanna's Animal Soul: Bird and Cana's Explosion Cards that is fired at the target.[17]

Jutsu Shiki (術式 Jutsu Shiki): Levy is also able to rewrite runes and change them around for her benefit, although it seems her knowledge is only at a basic level.[5]

  • Word Enchantment: Levy rewrites unique letters and inscriptions in order to create and/or disable barrier-like force-fields.[5]

Polyglot: Levy is noted for her knowledge in the field of languages, and can even translate several ancient scripts.[1] Through accurate, grammatical examination, plus the use of her Gale-Force Reading Glasses, she was capable of nullifying one of the barriers created by Freed Justine by rewriting the runes composing it.[33] Given this first experience, later on she was shown able to bypass another one of Freed's enchantments, this time in a minute, and even managing to make it so that only she and Gajeel could bypass its restrictions.[5]

Expert Infiltrator: By taking advantage of her short stature, Levy has been shown to be able to infiltrate and gather information from the organization, Avatar, by herself without magic. Despite easily sneaking into the ranks, she has admitted that she had difficulty getting out.[34]

Equipment

Gale-Force Reading Glasses (風詠みの眼鏡 Kazeyomi no Megane): Levy, being an avid reader, possesses a pair of enchanted reading glasses that allows her to read at an extremely accelerated rate. Her specific model of Gale-Force Reading Glasses are Model 18x, something which lets her read books eighteen times faster.[35]

Light Pen (光筆 Hikari Pen): Levy possesses this specific type of pen, which she uses to rewrite runes.[36]

Former Equipment

Artificial Keys:

Trivia

  • Levy's guild mark color was initially white,[37] but was later changed to orange.[38]
  • From the Volume 16 Limited Edition: Sorcerer Interview, the best quality of Fairy Tail according to Levy is that the guild has collected multiple varieties of books. She wishes to be the editor of an infamous magazine group in the future and has a good relationship with Lucy and the members of Shadow Gear. The most difficult mission she has ever taken, in her own words, was "infiltrating the home of an evil Mage as a child... I...I'm NOT a child anymore!"
  • According to Hiro Mashima, Levy was initially planned to be a mere background character.[39]
  • In Hiro Mashima's unofficial "ranking of characters that defied his popularity expectations" Levy came in 3rd place.[40]

Quotes

  • (To Fairy Tail Guild members) "We need to unite. The exam split us apart and we prioritized ourselves over our allies. But we can't stay like that now. The enemy is a great one! Therefore, we, Fairy Tail, must combine our strength and win!"[9]
  • (About Erza Scarlet) "The Grand Magic Games, Day 3 ... Pandemonium. I think I'll never forget the events of this day. As she becomes covered with wounds, the fairy that should fallen to earth dances. Here is Titania. Almost like ... a scarlet flower, blooming fully with pride."[41]
  • (To Gajeel Redfox) "I'll have you know, I'm not the same damsel in distress I was when you first met me!" [42]

Battles & Events

Battles Events

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 42, Cover
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 428, Page 18
  3. Fairy Tail Manga: Volume 23, Bonus Content
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Manga: Chapter 33, Pages 14-15
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 203, Pages 10-11
  6. Fairy Tail Omake: Welcome to Fairy Hills!!, Page 23
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 202, Pages 11-13
  8. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 48, Pages 3-4
  9. 9.0 9.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 225, Pages 15-16
  10. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 211, Pages 8-10
  11. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 488, Pages 4-5
  12. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 211, Pages 8-9
  13. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 211, Page 10
  14. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 253, Pages 8-9
  15. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 72
  16. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 211, Page 17
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 118
  18. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 486, Page 10
  19. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 137
  20. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 372, Page 14
  21. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 397, Page 4
  22. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 406, Page 4
  23. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 207
  24. 24.0 24.1 Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 208
  25. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 216
  26. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 217
  27. Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Manga: Chapter 33, Page 13
  28. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 486, Page 16
  29. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 486, Page 17
  30. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 488, Page 2
  31. Fairy Tail OVA 9: Fairies' Christmas
  32. Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Manga: Chapter 33, Pages 16-17
  33. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 116, Pages 3-5
  34. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 428, Page 19
  35. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 114, Page 2
  36. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 98
  37. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 118
  38. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 192
  39. Fairy Tail Manga: Volume 27, Extra Content
  40. Fairy Tail Manga: Volume 32 Afterword
  41. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 284, Page 18-21
  42. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 488, Page 3

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