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?
Vote up the things you didn't know about Erza Scarlet that you found most interesting.
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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 Enjoys Racy Books
During an omake called Welcome to Fairy Hills, Levy informs Lucy that Erza is a fan of racy or inappropriate books. It's not clear whether she means slightly spicy romance or straight-up porn, but either way, it adds an interesting dimension to Erza's character.
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Her Past Was Originally Meant To Be Her Present
As most fans know, Erza's tragic past involved being a child slave in the Tower of Heaven. But this past was originally intended to be her present, while the events of Fairy Tail were supposed to be a dream about her future. This concept was loosely based on a Chinese story called "Dream of a Butterfly." Mashima thought better of the idea and placed the tower storyline in her childhood. But when she dreams about the past, butterflies appear, referencing the earlier concept.
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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 Has A Unique Take On Modesty
Most female anime characters get angry when they find out that a male character might be trying to watch them while they're bathing naked in a hot spring, but when this happens to Erza, she couldn't care less - she's happy to have her male guildmates join her in the bath. She's also completely fine with walking around naked or scantily clad around them, or claiming that she'd like to shower with them. This contrasts dramatically with her generally conservative self-presentation.
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Food Is Important To Her
Erza has two favorite foods, strawberry cake and soufflé. But while most people have food preferences, Erza really prioritizes food. Rather than carrying armor and weapons in her suitcases (which everyone assumes she does), they're actually stuffed with groceries.