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15 Interesting Things You Might Not Know About Erza Scarlet

Known for her extreme strength, brash attitude, and key role in the Fairy Tail Guild, Erza Scarlet is one of the most popular characters in Fairy Tail, not to mention one of the most popular female anime characters, period. But even if you absolutely adore Erza, you still may not know everything there is to know about her. Let's get into some of the exciting trivia behind the red-haired weapons master. 

If you didn't watch the Welcome to Fairy Hills omake, you may not have realized that Erza has a scintillating hobby - she likes reading erotic novels. On the battle side of things, you probably knew that she had a ton of weapons and armor, but did you know that she has over 200 weapons, and over 100 pieces of armor? 

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    Mashima Can't Keep Track Of Her Armor

    Mashima once said that he can't keep track of how Erza's armor is designed, so he changes things up every time she appears. Since she has so many different pieces of armor, this doesn't totally read as an inconsistency, though it might in a different series.

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    She Used To Only Cry From One Eye

    Erza's right eye is artificial. For this reason, Mashima originally intended to depict her crying exclusively out of her left eye. But he eventually forgot about that idea, and began drawing her crying out of both eyes.

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    She Was Named After One Of Mashima's Earlier Characters

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    In 2002, Mashima released a one-shot called Fairy Tale that followed Prince Silva of the Fire Tribe, and Princess El of the rival Water Tribe as they try to retrieve a stolen book from an evil witch.

    El, also known as Eru, served as the inspiration for Erza's eventual name. Less relevant to this list, but still cool to know: El's water powers inspired Juvia's later abilities. 

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    She's Played By Two Talented Voice Actresses

    In the original Japanese version of the series, Erza is played by Sayaka Ohara. Ohara is also known for playing characters like Sailor Neptune from Sailor Moon, Irisviel von Einzbern from Fate, Yuko Ichihara from xxxHolic, and more. 

    Her dub voice is performed by Colleen Clinkenbeard, who has played Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece, Riza Hawkeye from FMA, and incidentally, Yuko Ichihara from xxxHolic.

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