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Old 2013-07-29, 13:23   Link #161
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The main problem for me with Lucy is that Stellar Wizard is just weaksauce its not Lucy's fault though even Yukino's Super Rare 13th spirit was nothing but cannon fodder for a Ezra level Kagura when it comes down to it Hiro Mashima's take on Summoning magic compared to other Media is just plain bad if she was a FF summoner she would be on pair with team Natsu simply because Summoning is one of the most powerful magics in that series don't help that she is constantly the character that is made to fail it feels like Lucy will never be close to being on the same level as the rest of her team and remain a weak female lead for as long as the series runs even Wendy has more chance of becoming on the same level as team Natsu simply because she's a Dragon Slayer even summoning versatility never really comes into play since she's never allowed to use the right spirits for the right job feels like Hiro should have just dropped the whole Stellar Wizard thing and made her a Celestial Dragon Slayer
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Old 2013-10-05, 21:38   Link #162
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Can I say something that will probably generate a lot of hate from fans?
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No offense to fans, but that's my honest opinion.
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Old 2013-10-12, 13:35   Link #163
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Seems Lucy suffers from character neglect. Mashima is not doing much with her other than t&a summoning is not weak form of magic fact is it should be the strongest they should give her the skill to summon without keys and many other things besides celestial spirits. Shes supposed to be the main yet is more like a supporting character
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Old 2013-10-13, 19:30   Link #164
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Seems Lucy suffers from character neglect. Mashima is not doing much with her other than t&a summoning is not weak form of magic fact is it should be the strongest they should give her the skill to summon without keys and many other things besides celestial spirits. Shes supposed to be the main yet is more like a supporting character
Yeah...
Yukino should have just gave her keys to Lucy for the rest of the tournament, only at the end, to tell her to keep them. Maybe that would have boosted her power to a more suitable level.
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Old 2013-10-14, 16:44   Link #165
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Lucy really does suffer from character neglect at times. Even if you consider weaknesses of summoning magic, the rules themselves are ignored at times in order to make her a punching bag.

I mean what should it have mattered that Lucy's keys were taken during that beating by Minerva? When the story wants the spirits just comes out on their own to help out and when it doesn't they don't. Should have been plenty possible for Loke to show up to help her or Horologium to take her in to protect her.

Lucy's an attractive character, but not a powerhouse physically. So she's left to get beaten as a cheap sympathy move. In the anime the last few fights she's been in have mostly involved her getting painfully beaten up without really getting to turn the tables.

If it was desired she could get plenty stronger. Not really needing the keys or learning something from Erza so she could store the keys and pull them out as needed. Could even up the amount she can use at once. Though to really bring up her power might need to boost the spirits abilities themselves.

Just feel sympathy for Lucy's character right now. She could be used a lot better than she is. Can be more than a punching bag that makes you angry at the villain of the arc. I like her personality and just hope things go better for her down the road.
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Old 2013-10-14, 19:19   Link #166
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Just feel sympathy for Lucy's character right now. She could be used a lot better than she is. Can be more than a punching bag that makes you angry at the villain of the arc. I like her personality and just hope things go better for her down the road.
The thing is that I am getting fed up with characters who have the potential to be strong yet are always negated. It keeps happening with Lucy, it keeps happening with Nami from One Piece, it keeps happening with Orihime in Bleach, it kept happening with Meg in Burst Angel (basically, she was mostly shown with guns in pictures, posters and the intro, but was mostly relegated as damsel in distress).

I have no issues with young female characters in anime, as long as they're not seen as useless junk most of the time.

Beside, I can hate a villain for other reasons than beating someone else up. For being a powerful rival, a stealthy burglar, a zealous peon... but rarely for being a big jerk.
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Old 2013-11-15, 08:30   Link #167
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If you Lucy fans are interested, Narutoforums.com is conducting it's 2nd annual beauty contest for all the female characters of the series. Lucy is down 10 votes against Kagura with less than an hour to go before the poll closes.

She won last year so it'd be a darn shame for her to be eliminated in the first round against a nobody.
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Old 2013-11-19, 18:28   Link #168
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It's not Lucy's role to be a powerhouse. She's the main comic relief, the majority of fanservice, she's the one single character who drives the plot forward more than anyone else, she's the narrator of the story and her instincts, knowledge and research play a big part whenever decisions are made. Who is neglected?

As far as power is concerned, in the first place, Lucy's abilities are a little bit hax. Just Loke seems to be on Gray's level. Gemini can copy anyone's appearance, thoughts and abilities. All of her other spirits increase her versatility. When she fights her abilities are either dumbed down, or she fights a bad matchup, or the fight is comic relief, and with Flare she got cheated.

Apparently Mashima doesn't want her to be on Gray's level, which should be ok because there are already plenty of powerful characters and it would be monotonous if everyone just kicks ass. Not to mention that Lucy already had plenty of good fights. Just because she lost her fights in the grand magic games doesn't mean that she's neglected. Did everyone forget that in that arc she saved the world?
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Old 2014-11-18, 22:53   Link #169
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Lucy's one of my favorite characters although I would have to agree with some of the comments above about her. She's not really meant to be Fairy Tail's strongest mage, I think. But with her spirits, there's really a huge chance for her to become powerful. She can be versatile since her spirits have varied abilities.
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Old 2015-01-07, 09:13   Link #170
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Ever since the Key of the Starry Heaven arc and the rest of the recent anime fillers, Lucy has dropped from being my favorite FT character to the most annoying one. I hate what the anime has done to her character. All the jokes that they put on her are either something where she gets harassed or something pervy. Or something that makes her look stupid (usually this has something to do with her Spirits, who are extremely stupid in the anime as well). It may have been funny for the first few repeats but it's not funny anymore. I for one think it's degrading her character big time. Her power levels are not even that astonishing, then they repeatedly put her in these degrading situations just for the sake of fan service. In the manga at least she gets to be bad ass in the latest arc, but that's a long time coming in the anime. I haven't watched the last 6 filler episodes though (episode 209-214), so I don't know if the anime gives her some justice further in the arc. At least give her a decent fight in the filler episodes, something where her Spirits be useful for once, and Lucy pulls through on her own.
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Old 2015-01-08, 12:17   Link #171
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Ever since the Key of the Starry Heaven arc and the rest of the recent anime fillers, Lucy has dropped from being my favorite FT character to the most annoying one. I hate what the anime has done to her character. All the jokes that they put on her are either something where she gets harassed or something pervy. Or something that makes her look stupid (usually this has something to do with her Spirits, who are extremely stupid in the anime as well). It may have been funny for the first few repeats but it's not funny anymore. I for one think it's degrading her character big time. Her power levels are not even that astonishing, then they repeatedly put her in these degrading situations just for the sake of fan service. In the manga at least she gets to be bad ass in the latest arc, but that's a long time coming in the anime. I haven't watched the last 6 filler episodes though (episode 209-214), so I don't know if the anime gives her some justice further in the arc. At least give her a decent fight in the filler episodes, something where her Spirits be useful for once, and Lucy pulls through on her own.
Unfortunately Lucy has been the key to most of the jokes of the series pretty much since it began between Taurus the whole Natsu x Lucy thing in the anime the jokes about Loki the jokes about her rent she's always been the comedy she's never really been a powerhouse and the one moment u can argue she was (the battle with flare ended on an incredibly bad note)


The current filler arc is doing Lucy zero justice
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Old 2015-01-10, 01:02   Link #172
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Lucy has had a rough time in the show that's for sure. Often turned into the punching bag that can be used to draw sympathy and hate towards the enemy of that arc. Even though she was often part of the comedy I could appreciate her efforts to improve and those moments when she did find a way to win. Some of those wins came down as much to the kindness in her heart as anything else, but she had those moment.

The last few arcs haven't been kind to her that's for sure. Pretty roughly knocked around against Grimoire Heart, brutally beaten twice in the tournament arc, and not having a great showing in this arc.

I'm crossing my fingers that future arcs will give her a break. There has to be other ways to make us hate the enemy other than having them beat Lucy up. Her ability to use multiple keys should be a way for her to grow, but only if they don't take the Flare route again.
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Old 2015-01-10, 01:41   Link #173
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The current filler arc is doing Lucy zero justice
At least Tartaros redeemed her...somehow
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Old 2015-01-10, 13:03   Link #174
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At least Tartaros redeemed her...somehow
how has it redeemed her cause i havent seen anything
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how has it redeemed her cause i havent seen anything
At least she wasnt all that useless, with her calling the spirit king to let the other go out, and maybe (I hope), that with the new power of Aquarius she will be more able to fight. She did more that what she has been doing lately
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