Fairy Tail is a manga with a rich and detailed history. The graphic novel debuted in 2006, and since then, author Hiro Mashima has released over 500 chapters and 200 episodes. Mashima was widely successful with his first manga series, Rave Master, and he's been just as successful with this manga. Fans have become so invested in the series that they've created fanfiction to celebrate what the think are the best Fairy Tail ships.
The numerous story arcs and lively characters with elaborate backstories have provided fans with plenty of fodder for Fairy Tail shipping. There are tons of ships out there from the series; some of them are obvious couples, while others are a little more creative. There are tons of people you can ship together, but what are some of the best shipped couples from Fairy Tail?
Erza And Jellal
Erza and Jellal have been through a lot together. Jellal is an old childhood friend of Ezra's, and Ezra often softens her approach to calm Jellal down. Both of these characters have gone through their fair share of heartache, and at the end of the day, fans just want these two to be happy.
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Levy And Gajeel
Levy and Gajeel are perhaps one of the cutest Fairy Tail ships out there – after all, who doesn't love an overly metal/buff guy with a small, adorable girl? Despite being very rough on the outside, we see Gajeel really change his demeanor around Levy. It's like an anime version of Beauty and the Beast, which makes it extremely sweet and lovable.
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Natsu And Lucy
Natsu and Lucy is perhaps the most prominent ship in the Fairy Tail community. Consisting of two primary characters, it's no wonder this duo would be matched up together. Many fans find the ship irresistible due to the couple's initial meeting (which kicks off the series) and Lucy's continuous support of Natsu. They seem to be one of the closest friendships in the guild, and while Lucy tends to frequently get annoyed with Natsu, you can tell they care about each other. Many also seem to feel that the ending in the manga really seals the deal.
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Elfman And Evergreen
While fans are supporters of the Elfman and Evergreen ship, it may actually be fellow characters Freed and Bickslow who ship them the hardest. They always tease the two about their relationship and egg them on.
After partnering for the S-Class trial, they start to spend more time together, and people simply love them. While Evergreen may spend a lot of time scolding Elfman for his outbursts, the two clearly care for each other, as shown by Elfman's concern with Evergreen's safety. Elfman also refers to her as "Ever," a nickname usually reserved for her team members.
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