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20 Interesting Things You Might Not Know About Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail began as a manga by Hiro Mashima that debuted in 2006. In 2009, its wildly popular anime adaption came out. Since then, the story of Natsu Dragneel and the rest of the Fairy Tail guild has captivated shonen fans. But even if you're one of the series' most hardcore fans, there's still plenty of trivia and details that may have escaped your notice. This list is here to make you just a little wiser about the wonderful world of Fairy Tail. 

Many of the things you didn't know about Fairy Tail have to do with designs and ideas that Mashima scrapped. For example, at one point he intended to make Gray Fullbuster a Rave Master tie-in - Rave Master being an earlier manga of his. Here's another detail that didn't make the cut - Natsu was going to have horns. There are also details about the inspiration behind the characters - Lucy's name was apparently taken from Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by the Beatles.

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    Natsu's Motion Sickness Was Inspired By A Friend Of Mashima's

    One of Natsu's more unusual traits is his motion sickness. While there's a canon reason for this that has to do with his status as a Dragon Slayer, there's also a meta reason. Mashima said in an interview that this trait was inspired by a friend of his who experiences something similar. He said:

    "I'm actually afraid of heights and airplanes, but I don't have motion sickness. A friend of mine has that. When we take taxis together, he just gets sick. On one hand, it's bad for him, but on the other hand, it's kind of hilarious. (laughs)"

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    Mashima Figured Erza Out As He Went Along

    Erza Scarlet is one of the most popular characters in Fairy Tail, but her awesomeness doesn't come from careful planning. Instead, Mashima said that he was pretty much making up everything about her as he went along. This included her powers, her relationships with other characters, and more. 

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    Gray Might Have Been An Ice Dragon Slayer

    Ever wondered what Fairy Tail might be liked if Gray were also a dragon slayer? Well, Mashima considered taking that route, making him an Ice Dragon Slayer. The idea was rejected, but Mashima considered it again around the Tenrou Island arc. Ultimately, he decided on making him an Ice Devil Slayer instead. This was finalized before the Grand Magic Games arc began. 

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    Mashima Didn't Plan The Ending

    During a panel at New York Comic Con in 2017, Mashima apparently told the crowd that he had no particular plans for the end of the series. The series has been repeatedly criticized for haphazard, inconsistent storylines, so this left a lot of fans feeling pretty concerned about how the end would ultimately pan out. 

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