Celestial Spirits are beings from another world who are summoned specifically by celestial wizards such as Lucy using a set of magic keys (called Gate Keys) to summon them.Here be spoilers. Any thing that has not been aired on Crunchyroll should be spoiler-tagged.Back to the main character index
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: In the beginning of the story, the Zodiac spirits Lucy has collected so far aren't particularly useful in battle and are used moreso for mundane things (getting a new hairdo, getting hit on, etc...). No wonder Lucy wants to collect more keys!
The ruler of the Celestial Spirit World and its residents, as well as the strongest of the Celestial Spirits. He can only be summoned by a Celestial Spirit Mage who sacrifices a Gold Key of a Spirit whom the summoner has a strong bond with.
Dynamic Entry: Makes an epic grand entrance when Lucy manages to summon him following Aquarius's sacrifice. He makes his appearance by slicing the Tartarus's headquarters, Plutogrim, into pieces.
Expy: Of Odin. As in "the summon from the Final Fantasy series". If someone who has seen the Dynamic Entry above tells you they didn't think of Zantetsuken, they lie.
Infinity+1 Sword: In a way, as a Celestial Spirit Mage can only summon him if they can summon three spirits at a time, which itself requires large magic reserves and has presumably never been done before until Lucy does.
Large and in Charge: King of the Celestial Spirits and a huge giant that towers over everybody.
Spellblade: Can use his sword to create powerful magical attacks.
Sword Beam: Can bring forth huge beams from slashing his sword, which is ridiculously destructive.
The Bus Came Back: After being gone for a long time, he finally reappears in the Tartatus arc to save Lucy and destroy Cube.
The Power of Friendship: What finally convinces him to allow Leo back into the Celestial Spirit World. In a way he embodies this since breaking a Golden Key to summon him only works if the mage has a strong bond with the corresponding Spirit.
Time Master: Time stops when he appears in the human world, except for those he addresses.
This Is Unforgivable: He was not happy with the sight of Lucy crying her heart out after having to summon him.
Gold Keys of the Zodiac
There are twelve different types of golden Zodiac keys, only one of each existing in the world. They can be used to summon one of the twelve spirits of the Zodiac. Incidentally, all the gold keys introduced in the series come into Lucy's possession.note With the exception of three, which are in the possession of Yukino Aguria.
The Ram. She is a meek spirit who can conjure fluffy pink clouds of wool in battle. Her master was the abusive Karen Lilica until Angel killed Karen and took her key as the spoils of battle. After Angel is defeated, Aries comes into Lucy's possession.
Voiced by: Sayaka Narita (JP), Didi Duron (EN)
Apologetic Attacker: She apologizes to her opponents before wool-bombing them (which doesn't even hurt them anyway).
Break the Cutie: Her first two owners are extremely abusive to her. Karen wasn't above using her as a living shield, and even threatened to beat her. Angel, meanwhile, pits her against her dear friend Leo, knowing it would be hard on them both. Thankfully, she recovers nicely once she contracts Lucy.
Overshadowed by Awesome: You can see from his appearance that he's pretty damn strong (a hulking bull-man wielding a huge axe), and the one time Lucy used him against some regular humans (thieves), he kicked their ass easily. So he's not really the weakling you would sometimes think he is - it's just that most opponents he get to face are nothing like regular humans.
The Twins. They have the power to mimic the appearance of anyone and read their minds. They are Angel's signature spirits and follow her orders without question until Lucy proves to be a more caring master.
Gemi is voiced by: Yukiyo Fujii (JP), Heather Walker (EN) Mini is voiced by: Kanami Satou (JP), Michelle Rojas (EN)
Ditto Fighter: Copies the appearance and abilities of a person whose magic power is at the same level or lower than their summoner's.
Early-Bird Cameo: They appeared on chapter cover pages well before their first real appearance.
The Maiden. She is a sadomasochistic spirit dressed as a maid who can burrow underground and manipulate earth. Originally owned by Duke Everlue, she makes a new contract with Lucy after the duke is arrested.
Expressive Mask: The head part of his costume changes its expressions according to the situation.
Genius Ditz/Literal-Minded: Possibly a combination of the two of these, or at least an innocent version of the first. When asked if he can produce fire (arrows) for Natsu, he stated that he can not. Only later does he realize that the issue at hand was if fire could be produced. Granted, it's partly a case of Poor Communication Kills, but it seems like a weird thing to distinguish.
Is more justified, when you think of it as "Can you make fire at ALL", or "Can you make that ONE THING on fire."
The Mentor: Becomes one for Lucy after coming under her possession, helping her to learn more about her magic. In the anime, he also takes her being a Heartfilia very seriously, right down to cheerfully insisting she follow her heritage and become a proper lady.
Undying Loyalty: To Layla Heartfilia, and then to her daughter Lucy. In fact, when Leo asks him if he will give his loyalty Lucy, he refuses, saying that he cannot give her something which has always belonged to her.
Verbal Tic: He refers to himself as "Meh", which is the Japanese onomatopoeia for a goat's bleat.
In the English manga, he opens many of his sentences with "Bah!", which is used to similar effect.
The Water Bearer. She is a powerful spirit who carries an urn filled with a limitless supply of water. She is one of the first spirits owned by Lucy, but hates her master's guts and often attacks her instead of her intended targets.
Action Girl: Usually whenever Aquarius shows up, someone's about to get hurt. Badly.
Anger Born of Worry: When Lucy exhausts herself summoning Aquarius while she already has Loke and Virgo's gates open, her first words are "You dumbass..."
Elemental Baggage: One of the few aversions in the series. Lucy can't summon her without an existing body of water, though what qualifies as a body of water seems to very based on needs of the plot.
Freudian Excuse: Her attitude towards Lucy was largely because in the past she would frequently summon her because she didn't have any friends and always viewed her as a crybaby even long after she grew out of it. Nearly borders on Disproportionate Retribution in a few cases if not for the fact she does show she care just has a really hard time showing it.
Heroic Sacrifice: Tells Lucy to summon the Spirit King by breaking her Key. Although this doesn't mean Aquarius is going to die, Lucy will never be able to summon her again.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's ill-tempered, rude and doesn't care that her attacks hurt Lucy and her allies. However, moments before Lucy breaks her Key to summon the Spirit King on her suggestion, Aquarius admits that deep down she really cared for Lucy.
The Load: As fierce a fighter she is, there are moments where she just flat out abandons Lucy when she's really needed, such as the battle with Angel in the Nirvana arc (leaving when Scorpio was summoned and revealing he's her boyfriend), and during the underwater battle in the Grand Magic Games arc (counters one attack before splitting). In both cases, Lucy winds up in real danger as a result.
Oh, Crap: When she realizes Hughes can wrest control of water from her. Again when Torafuzar easily swims through it to attack her.
Pet the Dog: In the anime only, she cries out for Lucy's safety in the Edolas arc when her master is attacked and she herself is powerless.
Also, she was among the rest of Lucy's spirits who agreed with her that Leo shouldn't sacrifice his life for a reason they believe not to be right.
She also tells Lucy to summon the Spirit King by breaking her Key.
She's temperamental as always when Lucy tries to grant her a wish for her hard work and typically her wish is to see Lucy embarrassed (in this case, hung on a tree "like laundry"). She does help dry her off afterwards and they spend the night watching the stars together.
Reliable Traitor: Despite her tendency to berate, mock, and even attack Lucy, the latter can almost always count on her destructive power as a last resort.
Tsundere: She acts hot-tempered and bitchy to everyone, especially Lucy, her dere side only shows up around her boyfriend. Later, right before Lucy breaks her Key, Aquarius claims she always hated Lucy for being such a naive, crybaby little brat, but admits to herself that she did care about Lucy and never being able to see her again makes her feel sad.
Undying Loyalty: To Layla Heartfilia. The main reason she was always so hostile to Lucy was because she wasn't Layla.
Non-Indicative Name: In a manner of speaking. In astrology, Ophiuchus is the name of the man who holds the Serpent, whose name is Serpens. Being that he's the Serpent Bearer, it's a little odd that he's portrayed as being the serpent in question.
The Clock. He is a talking grandfather clock who Lucy tends to summon to use as shelter from hazardous environments.
Voiced by: Masaki Kawanabe (JP), Ben Bryant (EN)
Big Damn Heroes: Saves Lucy from the collapsing Nirvana and from being sucked through the Anima, and Wendy from one of Hades's attacks. Does it yet again when saving Arcadios from lava. This is basically Horologium's hat.
Nigh Invulnerable: Moreso than the other spirits, since he is specifically a defensive spirit that can hide others inside of his body. He has been shown to protect people from inter-dimensional magic, falling rocks, a One-Hit KO spell, lava, and cold weather.
Verbal Tic: "...he/she says." Justified in that the inside of his body is totally soundproof, and he must relay the words of whatever people inside him say to everyone else.
The English dub takes this a step further: he not only says what people say, but how they say it, such as "...he/she yells furiously" or "...he/she asks tearfully," just to make good with the lip-locking.
Owners: Lucy Heartfilia Weapons/Equipment: Harp
The Lyre. She is typically summoned for her phenomenal singing voice.
The Compass. It is a penguin with a compass on its head.
Corner of Woe: It and Lucy try to be useful for Team Natsu in the "Sky Labyrinth" challenge of the Grand Magic Games. Then Erza tells them she already has her own compass.
Throw the Dog a Bone: The anime thoroughly expands the challenge by adding an area that screws with Erza's compass, giving Pyxis the chance to show why it's more useful than any ordinary compass with its superior sense of direction.