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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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    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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    The Tower Of Heaven Was Planned Differently

    The Tower of Heaven arc is often praised as one of Fairy Tail's best arcs, but Mashima originally had some very different plans for it. Originally, her brutal past as a slave in the tower was intended to be her present, while the events of Fairy Tail were meant to be a dream about her future. This idea was loosely inspired by a Chinese story called "Dream of a Butterfly." The idea was discarded and reversed, with Erza's present being with the Fairy Tail guild and her past in the tower. As a reference to the old idea, butterflies do appear in her dream of the past.

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    Gray Fullbuster Was Going To Be A 'Rave Master' Tie-In

    When Hiro Mashima first designed Gray Fullbuster, he intended to use him to create a crossover with his other work, Rave Master. The necklaces he wears was actually going to be a Rave, and he was going to be the 10th Rave Master. However, Mashima eventually ditched that particular idea. 

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    Lucy's Name Was Inspired By The Beatles

    What gave Mashima the idea for the name Lucy? Apparently, he thought of it while listening to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, a 1967 psychedelic rock song by the Beatles. Do you think that song fits Lucy's vibe?

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