Note: If you are looking for the parallel, Edolas pairing, see Edo Gruvia.
Gruvia (グレジュビ Gurejubi) is a semi-canon pair between the Fairy Tail Mages, Gray Fullbuster and Juvia Lockser.
About Gray and JuviaEdit
Gray Fullbuster (グレイ・フルバスター Gurei Furubasutā) is an Ice-make Mage, a member of the Fairy Tail Guild and a member of Team Natsu, and one of the main male protagonists.
Gray's most prominent feature is his spiky black-colored hair. He has dark blue eyes, and his body is toned and muscular.
After the mission on Galuna Island, he gets a scar on his forehead above his left eye that is partially covered by his hair. He also has a cross-shaped scar on his lower abdomen received from using Seven Slice Dance: Blood Version on Tenrou Island. His member stamp is below his collarbone on his right pectoral muscle and is dark blue in color.
Unlike almost all other characters, Gray does not consistently wear the same type of clothes (that is, when he is wearing some), though he is often shown wearing some kind of white coat.
Still, his most consistent piece of clothing is his necklace, which resembles a sword with a stone in it (this is similar to the Rave Stone in Rave Master), and a metal bracelet and similar chain attached to his pants.
Gray has a laid-back personality, but will get serious when the time calls for it. He and Natsu have a friendly rivalry, and while they can often be seen fighting one another verbally or physically, the two are actually quite concerned about each other. Gray was quite obstinate and reckless when he was younger. Over time, he has attained a more cautious attitude towards life, and deals with problems carefully. He is very concerned about his comrades and is truly loyal towards the guild, but tends to trash talk every now and then. Also, he has a disturbing habit of unconsciously removing his clothes at inappropriate moments.
Juvia Lockser (ジュビア・ロクサー, Jubia Rokusā) is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild, and the former member of the Element Four of Phantom Lord.
Juvia is a young woman with blue hair, dark blue eyes, pale skin and a curvaceous figure. She is first introduced with long hair, tightly curled at the base, wearing a navy blue coat, a fur shawl with a teru teru bōzu attached to it, as well as a Russian Cossack hat. Upon becoming a member of Fairy Tail, she cuts her long hair and begins wearing more revealing clothes. However, after hearing about Gray Surge's crush on her Edolas counterpart, Juvia then returns to her original appearance with the exception of the teru teru bōzu, instead wearing a Fairy Tail emblem. Juvia's Fairy Tail Guild Stamp is above her left thigh.
By the time of the Grand Magic Games, Juvia seems to have let her hair fall freely past her shoulders in a wavy style.
Juvia is first introduced portraying an emotionless face, seeming more secluded from everyone including members of the Phantom Lord Guild. After she joins Fairy Tail, she develops a happier demeanor. She is obsessed with Gray Fullbuster and when Meredy threatens him, Juvia loses her generally calm demeanor and enters a somewhat satanic-appearing state that frightens Meredy and even Erza. Juvia also seems to have a slight masochistic side; upon making a mistake, she asks Gray to spank her as punishment, saying it's her "hobby" while Gray says it isn't his. She's also very polite towards other, typically addressing others with honorifics, though she addresses Gray as "Gray-sama" only.
She cares deeply for Fairy Tail and its members. During the Fighting Festival arc, Juvia is pitted against a fellow guild mate, but instead chooses to K.O. herself by attacking a thunder lacrima, even though she knows that it will cause her harm. Upon entering Fairy Tail, she wasn't feared or hated for her past relationship with Phantom and she maintains a good relationship with the other members. She is also shy about her body, as she didn't like to shower with other girls. Juvia tends to refer to herself in third person, and often says "drip, drip, drop" due to the rain she used to bring with her. Juvia has a wild imagination in which she tends to fabricate relationships and love rivals.
Gray was from a village up in the North, but the entire village was destroyed by Deliora, the demon. Gray's parents were killed in the incident as well. Lyon, along with Ur, a powerful Ice Mage who Jellal claimed that she could have been one of the Ten Wizard Saints, came investigating Deliora's destruction, and found Gray alive among the ruins. Ur took Gray in as her second student and taught him and Lyon Ice Make Magic. Gray accepted the training in order to eventually avenge his deceased parents by killing Deliora using her unorthodox methods. Gray also inherited the unusual habit of stripping unconsciously from Ur.
When Gray heard of Deliora's current location, he decided to challenge it, ignoring Ur and Lyon's warnings. Gray collapsed from battling Deliora and woke up before seeing Ur battling it. Ur told him to take Lyon and run. Gray carried Lyon and saw that Ur had lost her leg and replaced it with ice. Suddenly, Lyon woke up and tried to cast Iced Shell, but Ur stopped him by freezing him. She explained to Gray that Iced Shell was the only thing that would beat Deliora, and was surprised to know that Lyon had tried to do what she planned. She then used Iced Shell which caused her body to be turned into ice. Before turning into ice, she made Gray promise to tell Lyon that she died and told him to step into the future, since she would seal his darkness. The next day, Lyon woke up and discovered Deliora encased in ice and Ur's sacrifice. He berated Gray for Ur's death and the two apprentices parted ways.
Following Ur's advice to find the other strong wizards in the west, Gray arrived at Fairy Tail and asked Makarov for a way to reverse the effects of the Iced Shell. However, Makarov told him that the only method that could possibly reverse it would kill Ur in the process.
Juvia was born in the year X767, and spent her childhood shunned by the other children as rain follows her along the way. So, she made teru teru bozu dolls in an attempt to make it stop raining, but it makes the other children tease her even more.
As she grew older, she would overheard other people comment on the gloominess of the rain around her, making her feel increasingly depressed. At one point in her life, she was in a relationship with Bora but he broke up with her because he couldn't stand the rain. Eventually she was accepted into the Phantom Lord guild, noting that it was the first time anyone had accepted her, and formed a quarter of the guild's elite mage team, Element 4.
Gray and Juvia share a close relationship, although Juvia is the one in love. At this point in the series, Gray's side can be debated. He can be uncaring to the Water Mage's advances, but on the other hand, deeply cares for her as a comrade. Usually Juvia will look for ways to catch Gray's attention, although her attempts usually end up in disaster or comically ignored by him. In the beginning, Juvia also had a tendency to stalk Gray, whether she did it hiding in the dark watching Gray at the guild, or even following him during missions. She will also give her 'love rivals' her signature glare whenever she thinks they get too close to Gray, although this is used for comedy. Despite all these possibilities, Juvia is still persistent and has been persistent since her dream of Gray.
Despite this, she is shown to have strong feelings for Gray, as shown when Meredy was able to use Maguilty Sense on her and Gray, a spell that can only work which depends on the strong bond between two people. Erza mentions that this is Juvia's true power (her strong feelings for her love).Gray's side of things is unclear. He gets weirded out and annoyed by some things that Juvia does,and can be oddly cold to her. However, he is also kind to her at times, and even dies for her. Gray sacrifices his life for Juvia during the dragon invasion, and is only alive due to Ultear's time arc. He does have a strong reaction when Lyon Vastia declares his love for Juvia. When Lyon attempts to take Juvia out, Gray strongly reacts against it, stating that Lyon shouldn't take his fellow guild member. Lyon then proposes that if Lamia Scale wins they will have Juvia, and if Fairy Tail wins, they'll return her back. Gray incredulously points out to Lyon that she is Fairy Tail's and Juvia reacts by saying that Gray may pick either her or Lyon. Gray then states that Juvia had no idea what is going on, indicating that Gray really knows what he and Lyon are fighting for. Gray and Juvia have done a Unison Raid, holding hands, to attack Lyon and Chelia Blendy at the fifth day of Grand Magic Games. This action makes Lyon jealous, and Chelia unconciously said that they are wonderful/romantic, leaving them full of openings. Gray and Juvia win due to their teamwork, in which Gray constantly stresses throughout the fight that they (Gray and Juvia) can "work together better than them (Lyon and Chelia). Once they win, they never take their eyes off of each other, and give genuine smiles. Even after meeting up with the rest of their team, Juvia is helping Gray walk with his arm over her shoulder. They remain close. In the chapter that Gray and Juvia do their unison raid against Lyon and Chelia, the text describes it as quote "Gray and Juvia's synchronized love attack". There have been hints of Gray starting to develop feelings for Juvia, but he acts tsundere. Examples include him blushing when Erza mentions Juvia's feelings to Gray to make things clear with her, blushing and saying he wouldn't go on the love slide with Juvia but is at the top of the slide in the end anyway, and holding her hand for much longer than needed. Gray asks Juvia when she would let go of his hand while blushing, instead of him actually doing it. They are drawn frequently together, almost always by each other in group shots and major events. Another note on Gray's part is when they were battling Lyon and Chelia, Gray is the one who initiates comforting Juvia by putting his hand on her shoulder, which leads them to hold hands. Juvia is extremely dedicated. Even when Gray rejects her advances, she never gives up.
Phantom Lord ArcEdit
The Phantom Lord guild proclaims war on Fairy Tail by destroying their guildhall and hurting their Shadow Gear team. After the attack, Jose Porla tasks Juvia Lockser and Sol with capturing Lucy Heartfilia, who they find as she leaves the infirmary where the members of Shadow Gear are being treated. Juvia initially does not recognize Lucy and walks past her after a brief meeting, prompting Sol to identify their target for her. Lucy prepares to fight the two members of the guild that hurt her friends, but Juvia captures her with her Water Lock spell. With their mission complete, Juvia and Sol bring Lucy to their master.
Later, during Phantom Lord's attack on Fairy Tail, Juvia is stationed inside the guild's mobile fortress, which has transformed into a giant robot, the Super Mage Giant Phantom MK II, to help cast the forbidden Abyss Breakspell. She appears before Gray Fullbuster, who has infiltrated the base in search of away to stop the robot.Upon laying eyes on him, Juvia becomes attracted to him and is reluctant to fight him, instead asking him to bring Lucy to her to spare herself from having to hurt him. However, Gray refuses, saying he would give up his life to protect her. Juvia immediately misinterprets Gray's resolve and is under the impression that he and Lucy are an item, which prompts Juvia to declare Lucy as her unforgivable rival in love.
During their fight, Gray manages to freeze Juvia's body, but accidentally gropes her breast and unfreezes her in embarrassment. Moved by his apparent kindness, she tries to confess her fondness of him, but instead makes it to rain even harder, causing him to thoughtlessly remark on the gloomy weather. Now thinking Gray to be as uncaring to her as everyone else who had teased her throughout her life, Juvia attacks him in a vengeful fury, but Gray, determined to win, manages to once again freeze her boiling body with his Ice
Geyser. The shock of her defeat snaps her out of her anger and depression, causing it to stop raining around her. For the first time in her life, she is able to see the clear, blue sky, the beauty of which moves her to tears. She then spontaneously falls in love with Gray all over again and, overwhelmed, passes out. Her defeat also slows the casting of the Abyss Break spell, which stops entirely after all four members of Element 4 are defeated.
After the Guild War between Phantom Lord against Fairy Tail, with Fairy Tail being victorious, the guild is consequently disbanded by order from the Magic Council, leaving Juvia as an independent mage. However, her obsession with Gray remains, causing her to stalk him and leave him lunches at any given opportunity.
Tower of Heaven ArcEdit
Juvia follows Gray and his friends on a vacation to one of Fairy Tail's most extravagant seaside resorts. She musters up the courage to speak to Gray again, and reveals her intentions to join Fairy Tail now that she is an independent mage. The two are suddenly attacked by Simon, a Dark Mage searching for Erza Scarlet. Juvia defends Gray and tells him to search for Erza, but Simon uses his Shadow Magic to darken the entire room. Juvia manages to protect Gray by hiding him inside her water body while Gray leaves an Ice Dummy of himself for Simon to attack. However, she notices something off about their opponent: because he is a user of Shadow Magic, he would also have the power to see in the dark; he thus wouldn't have been fooled by Gray's Ice Dummy, which he had attacked anyway.
Determined to verify Simon's motives, Juvia accompanies Team Natsu as they head towards the Tower of Heaven, where Erza and Happy have been kidnapped by Simon and his allies, Team Jellal. She helps the three infiltrate the tower through an underwater passage, giving them her oxygen-filled Water Bubbles for them breathe, and effortlessly fights off the guards inside. No sooner do they enter one of the tower's main halls that they run into Erza, who has already freed herself. She tells everyone to leave but she is then talked into revealing her tragic past as a slave from the Tower of Heaven, and how her former friends, including Simon and one Jellal Fernandes, intend to use her as a sacrifice to revive the dark mage Zeref.
Shortly after Erza finishes her story, they are approached by Simon, who confirms Juvia's earlier suspicions that he had attacked Gray's Ice Dummy on purpose. Saying that his true loyalties lie with Erza and not Jellal, Simon joins the group to help them find Natsu and stop Jellal, as does Shô, another of Erza's former friends. As they ascend the tower, Jellal broadcasts a challenge to defeat him, revealing the presence of three additional challengers,Trinity Raven; he also adds that the Magic Council's ultimate weapon, Etherion, is set to destroy the tower and everyone in it. Shô snaps and runs off to kill Jellal himself, sealing Erza inside a magic card and taking her with him for protection. Though Juvia is eager to travel together with Gray, he sends her together with Lucy to search for Natsu while he follows after Erza.
They regroup with everyone else and board a small boat to escape the tower while Natsu, Erza, and Simon remain inside to stop Jellal. Etherion fires as they sail away, unleashing a wave of water that destroys the boat, but Juvia rescues everyone with a Water Dome. However, the attack does not destroy the tower; rather, it is absorbed by the lacrima hidden inside. Juvia and the others watch from afar as Natsu defeats Jellal and destroys the tower, and joyfully embraces him and Erza as they escape with their lives. As Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Erza, and Team Jellal return to the resort to recover from the event, Juvia goes to the newly renovated Fairy Tail guildhall to meet with the guild's master, Makarov Dreyar, and finally joins Fairy Tail.
Fighting Festival ArcEdit
When Team Natsu return to the guild, they find its reconstruction complete and Cana Alberona shows them around. Makarov startles them with the introduction of two new members: Juvia and Gajeel Redfox, their previous enemies. After settling down, they sit down for a song from Mirajane; this calm state doesn't last long, however, as the two Dragon Slayers soon cause a large brawl. A reporter, Jason from the Sorcerer Magazine comes the next day to write about the guild. Gray asks who the reporter is and Juvia reminds Gray what Makarov told them yesterday. The reporter asks Gray why he was always undressing to which he angrily replies that he is not a pervert. But Gray was already in his underwear, to which Juvia pointed it out for him. The master also instructs Gray to accompany Juvia on a mission, since she is a new member.
During the Miss Fairy Tail Contest a week later, Gray and the others are seen watching the girls showcase their talents until a member of the Thunder God Tribe, Evergreen, appears during Lucy's performance. Evergreen then reveals that she turned all the girls to stone. Soon, the other two members, Bickslow and Freed, make their entrance along with Laxus. Laxus proposes a game to find out who is the strongest in Fairy Tail, and Natsu replies with much enthusiasm. Laxus holds the girls hostage and threatens to smash them if the men don't participate or break the rules.
With a time limit of three hours to find and defeat them before the girls crumble to dust, the members of Fairy Tail rush out and the Battle of Fairy Tail begins.
After Laxus is defeated, the guild still decides to participate in the Fantasia parade. During the parade, Gray and Juvia perform on the same float as the king and queen of a frozen kingdom.They, along with the rest of the guild, also signals to the excommunicated Laxus that they will always be looking out for him.
Note: The events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Gray returns to the guild after being gone for a few days. He tells Natsu about a rumor he heard in a nearby town that a lady named Daphne has spotted a dragon. With this information, Natsu heads out along with Wendy Marvell to go meet her. This, however, was reveal to be a false and Gray, who later shows himself, was said to be working along side Daphne. With that, a fight between Natsu and Gray begins and ends with Natsu being trapped in Daphne's invention: the Dragonoid. Soon after Lucy and Erza arrived at the scene and Daphne revealed her plan to everyone present, Macao Conbolt, Elfman Strauss and Wakaba Mine came and knocked out Gray to bring him back to the guild. When they went back and told everyone what's going on, Cana Alberona asks Gray what were his intentions are. Juvia defended Gray saying that he would never betray the guild. Gray stopped Juvia mid-sentence saying he is ready to speak to the master.
After explaining everything to the master and to everyone else, Gray was soon accepted back. The guild then aims to defeat Daphne and her lizardmen. Gray later takes Juvia and together they perform a Unison Raid on the Dragonoid. This injures and defeats all of the Lizardmen successfully.
When Gray noticed Natsu's weird behavior while inside the dragonoid, he and the othe other members of the guild starts insulting Natsu which made the machine go berserk. With the help of Gajeel and his Iron Dragon Slayer magic, Natsu was able to escape and defeat Daphne and her Dragonoid.
Gray returns to the guild amid the celebration of Wendy and Carla's induction into Fairy Tail. He is especially greeted with enthusiasm by Juvia, who almost drowns him and a few other Fairy Tail members with her waterfall tears as she expresses her worry. A few days later, Gray teaches Juvia how to eat some Caramade Franks while Alzack Connell and Bisca Mulan watches them, wishing that their relationship was like theirs. Gray and Juvia, along with the rest of the guild and Magnolia town, is then sucked into Edolas by the Anima.
Thanks to the efforts of Mystogan and Team Natsu, the effects of Anima are reversed, returning all the magic back to Earth Land as well as restoring everyone from the guild and the entire cityback to normal with no recollection of the event whatsoever.
Like the rest of the guild, Juvia hears of Team Natsu's adventures in Edolas. She learns from Happy that he and the others had met an alternate version of Gray who was in love with an alternate Juvia, who sported her original hairstyle. Depressed, she goes back to wearing her original hairstyle and attire from before she joined Fairy Tail, and despairingly wishes to go to Edolas.
Tenrou Island ArcEdit
A few days after the team returns from Edolas, Gray, like several other guild members, started taking up numerous jobs to gain recognition for the annual Fairy Tail event. The next day, the master appears alongside Erza, Mirajane and Gildarts to announce the start of the annual S-Class Wizard Promotion Trial. Gray and Juvia are announced as one of eight candidates who will be participating. After the ceremony, Gray and Juvia are seen talking to the others about the trial. At first, Juvia wants to quit the trial because she wanted to be Gray's partner, however, Gray tells them that he already has a partner, Loke, who shows up and tells Lucy that their contract has been suspended for the duration of the trial. Lisanna, who had recently returned to Fairy Tail from Edolas, decides to become Juvia's partner since she had a good relationship with Edolas Juvia, though Juvia naturally views her as another rival for Gray's affections.
A week later, they, along with the other participants, head towards the island and complains about the scorching heat despite it being winter. Gray strips so much that he even removes his underwear, much to Juvia's enjoyment. After the master appears and tells the teams about the first trial, the two of them are trapped in Freed's runes, along with several others. After the runes are removed, Gray freezes the ocean to make a path and slide to the island while Juvia easily swims to the island in her watery form alongside Lisanna, who uses Take Over to transform to her fish form.
Gray and Loke manage to choose a battle path and face off against Mest and Wendy. Their fight ends somewhat quickly as they had managed to knock out Mest, and they go on ahead. When Gray and Loke meet up with the others, the master arrives. When the master announces how Cana and Lucy defeated Freed and Bickslow, and how Natsu managed to clear Gildart's barrier and passed, he expresses great surprise. He later asks the master about how Juvia and her partner, Lisanna, are doing, and is somewhat disappointed when the master says they met up with Erza and lost. Juvia, who selected Route D, encounter Erza as her opponent. She and Lisanna face a difficult challenge against Erza, who wears her Sea Empress Armor to nullify Juvia's water magic. Despite putting up a tough fight, the two are defeated and eliminated from the trial.
During the second face of the trial, Juvia, Lisanna, and Erza went back to the resting place. There they meet up with Mirajane who tells them how she lost to Elfman and Evergreen. Mirajane openly ponders the idea of Elfman and Evergreen marrying and having a child, which causes Juvia to become flustered over the thought of having children with Gray. Hoping to go out and cheer for Gray now that she is no longer participating in the trial, she offers to go look for fellow candidate Mest and his partner Wendy who haven't returned to the camp after failing their trial, but becomes frustrated when Erza decides to accompany her.
The two found on injured Levy who tells them about the fight occurring between Gajeel and two member of the dark guild, Grimoire Heart. After Gajeel's victory, Yomazu, one of Gajeel's opponents, reveals to them about their invation if Tenrou Island. This made Erza activate Condition Red, which prompts all of the guild members present on the island at the time to ready for battle to defend Tenrou Island from the invaders.
On the other side of the island, while following Cana and Lucy, Gray and Loki came out of their hiding place when they noticed Erza's signal. Together, they battle againsts the members of Grimoire Heart. When they encountered Caprico, Loki separates from the group. As the three walk together, Cana suggests that they split up. Gray has reluctant at first but they soon separate.
While walking around the island he senses someone's presence. He hides behind a tree and notices Ultear walking past, speaking about Zeref. He at first mistakes her for Ur, but realizes that she is not, but a member of Grimoire Heart, and wonders who she is and why she resembles Ur.
Back to Erza and Juvia, they were soon approached by Meredy, one of the Seven Kin of Purgatory after defeating countless members from Grimoire Heart. Juvia is surprised by the young age of their opponent, but Erza senses a bizarre magical power from Meredy and warns Juvia not to underestimate her.
Before their fight, Meredy reveals her guild's plan to awaken Zeref and create a world where non-magic users cannot survive Juvia is further shocked when Meredy's Maguilty Sodom attack is able to harm her water body, and is completely overwhelmed by her until she is knocked down. Throughout the battle, Meredy ranks her opponents in the order she plans to kill them, with Juvia being the low-ranked thirteenth place and Erza being ranked fourth. Despite her injuries, Juvia snaps to attention upon hearing the name of the number one member of Fairy Tail she will kill last is Gray. Meredy's declaration that she would never forgive Gray for causing pain to her beloved guild mate Ultear brings Juvia to her feet in an eerie, dissonant rage that unnerves both Meredy and Erza.
She suddenly begins fighting Meredy with ease and new-found determination that Erza notices she hadn't displayed during her earlier trial. She tells Erza to search for Wendy and Gray, deciding to fight Meredy on her own, and covers Erza's escape when Meredy tries to prevent it. Meredy decides to create a Sensory Link between Juvia and Gray to synchronize their senses, thus making Gray feel the pain of the attacks Meredy unleashes on Juvia. Juvia is overcome with pleasure over the thought of being one with Gray, but knowing that Meredy plans to kill him only increases her strength and will to fight. Noticing this, Meredy casts a Sensory Link on herself so that both Juvia and Gray will feel the pain of Juvia's attacks, and to ensure that Gray will die no matter which one of them dies.
With her senses connected with Gray's, Meredy decides to kill herself to end Gray's life, but Juvia stops her by breaking her own leg. Unwilling to take anyone's life, not even that of an enemy, Juvia declares that all three of them can live. Meredy still tries to kill herself anyway, but Juvia rushes forward and hugs her; as she does, Meredy's memories of her happiness with Ultear flood her mind. Juvia tearfully begs Meredy to live for the ones she loves, as she does. Her emotions reach Meredy through her Sensory Link, causing her to cry as well. The two reach an understanding and collapse, discontinuing their fight as Meredy lifts her Sensory Link off of the three.
When the Sensory Link cast on him disappears and he begins to wipe away the tears caused by them, Ultear appears behind him and asks if he was following her. She then goes on to explain that she is the daughter of Ur and that he shouldn't fear her, because they are comrades.
After Ultear explains the story she told Gray that it was a lie and reveals her true motivations to Meredy, she finds Juvia and conjures a sword to kill her. Before she can make the killing blow, Gray blocks the attack and brings Juvia away from Ultear. He says he figured that she was lying, telling Ultear he didn't believe a single word she said from the start. Though Juvia is unconscious, she manages to hear Gray state his will to live with his friends and smiles.
Gray wakes Juvia and asks her to chase after Meredy as she tries to escape with Zeref. However, her movements are impeded since she had broken her own leg, forcing Juvia to crawl after Meredy. While Gray is distracted with seeing if the just-woken Juvia is fine and chasing after Meredy, Ultear kicks him in the face. Ultear approaches Gray, admits she didn't want to fight him because he is her mother's beloved student but he had chosen to be killed in the cruelest way. However, Gray has no patience for Ultear's threatening words and delivers the first attack, an icy punch right into Ultear's face.
The two continue to exchange blows and when Gray retaliates by tackling her, barely missing her Magic Sword, they start rolling on the ground while they argue, Gray asking her what made her like that and Ultear yelling for him to shut up because he won't understand. Their rolling takes them down a cliff and they crash into the water below. As they fall, Ultear recalls her past. She suddenly snaps back to reality and sees Gray assuming the position for Ice Make. He attacks with Ice-Make: Gungnir, finally defeating her.
Much later, Juvia continues to chase Meredy until the two run into Zancrow, who accuses Meredy of betraying Grimoire Heart with Ultear and attacks them, knocking them aside. Zancrow takes Zeref for himself and mockingly reveals that Ultear was responsible for the destruction of Meredy's hometown, angering Juvia. At that moment, Zeref reawakens and, uttering the name Acnologia, unleashes a wave of Death Magic that kills Zancrow and leaves Juvia and Meredy unconscious.
Later, while walking, Gray is about to collapse out of exhaustion, but is then caught by Erza, who asks him if he's okay. Gray states that it seems that he always needs to be saved by somebody. Erza replies that she's the same, too. Natsu's group arrives, overhears the words said, and with a big grin, Natsu tells them that he is the same too. The reunited Team Natsu, along with Wendy, Carla and Pantherlily, prepares for the final battle against Hades.
After Hades realizes his heart was destroyed, which was done by Happy and Carla. With his heart destroyed and his power source gone, Hades is defeated by Natsu, Erza, and Gray. The battle ends and the Exceed finally arrive while being chased by Grimore Heart members. Natsu and the others have already run out of Magic, but then the members in the camp come to the rescue. When the enemies run away from them everyone started to celebrate their victory. Shortly Gray realizes Juvia isn't there so he asks Freed about her but he didn't know anything about her because she didn't come back to the camp. After Grimoire Heart is defeated, Juvia manages to crawl back to camp, still injured. She apologizes for letting Zeref get away and comically requests Gray to punish her, but Gray refuses to fulfill her masochistic hobby.
The guild's celebration is interrupted when the black dragon Acnologia appears and begins its rampage, terrifying everyone present. Juvia is carried away by Gray with the guild as Makarov overs their escape by fighting the dragon. When Makarov is overwhelmed by Acnologia, all of them return back and go all out against the dragon. As Acnologia, having shrugged off all the combined attacks from its assailants, flies high up into the sky and readies to fire a breath attack against Tenrou Island, the guild members join their hands in a circle. While promising they will return home to Fairy Tail, they are struck by Acnologia's blast, which completely annihilates Tenrou Island, leaving nothing behind.
Gray and Juvia, along with everyone on Tenrou Island are rescued by Bisca, Alzack, Jet, Droy, Max, Warren and the Trimens from Blue Pegasus. They later watch as Mavis Vermilion reveals that she was the one who saved them with one of the three great Magics of the guild, Fairy Sphere, and then disappears.They return to the Fairy Tail Guild is welcomed back by Romeo.
At the party celebrating their return, Gray is surprised when Lyon Vastia walks into Fairy Tail with Sherry Blendy, Toby, Jura Neekis, and Yuka, he catches sight of Juvia for the first time, and claims he is in love, which confuses Juvia greatly. Lyon's confession angers Gray as Juvia starts making a complex love chart afterwards. Later on, Gray and Lyon meet alone. Lyon asks Gray if he knew people named Ultear and Meredy, and then tells him shocking information about them.
Key of the Starry Sky ArcEdit
Note: The events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
When Lucy tries to teach Natsu how to dance in preparation for an upcoming job at a ball, Gray interrupts the two, claiming that dancing looks like a lot of fun but he is later scolded by Lucy. Juvia, who was watching the two the whole time, is jealous. She fiercely declares that if Gray will strip and dance, she will do the same, shocking some of the other Fairy Tail members. She does get her wish though, as Gray eventually dances with her.
A little while after Michelle Lobster's arrival, Gray and Erza ask Lucy to go on a job with them to defeat a group of bandits, but Lucy refuses. Juvia hears that Gray and Erza are going to go on a mission together, much to her dismay. Not liking the idea of the two alone, Juvia follows them secretly, and hides behind bushes. She hears a conversation between Erza and Gray, but misinterprets it and gets scared about what will happen next. Erza then notices that the bandits have arrived, much to Juvia’s relief, as nothing more can happen if they are busy fighting. When Gray is having difficulty defeating the Vanish Brothers, Juvia decides that she will help and almost reveals herself, but Gray exclaims something, surprising her, and she stays hidden. Gray then defeats his opponents, which makes Juvia proud of him.
When Fairy Tail decides to separate into teams in order to gather the five remaining keys, Gray teams up with Juvia. As the two head towards their destination she starts fantasising over their relationship, and even pictures the two of them happily living together with a daughter. This daydream breaks when Lyon suddenly appears to join them on their mission, much to Juvia's confusion and embarrassment. After the two rivals’ argument, they finally reach the ruins. Gray then asks Juvia how they can search through it, only he finds that none of them know what to do.
Upon approaching the ruin entrance, the group is confronted by a guard. Gray and Lyon try using Magic on it, but it doesn't work until Juvia then attacks the eyes of the golem, which opens the door for them. When inside, they split up and find a puzzle. They use Magic to move some of the floating blocks into slots in the wall to move the crest of Zentopia Church above them into its correct position. After doing so the three are transported away. There they meet Sugarboy, who quickly traps Juvia and Lyon. Gray then chases after him and when they meet up the clock piece appears. They both go for it and are transported back. When back, Gray and Sugarboy fight over the clock piece until Juvia and Lyon also return, with the three together defeating Sugarboy and taking the clock piece.
The trio travel to some underground ruins to meet up with the other groups, and arrive just in time to see Byro Cracy attacking Lucy and her team. With the rest of Fairy Tail, Gray, Lyon, and Juvia fires their magic at the man to make him back off, to no avail though as their attacks are nullified. Before the fight can continue though the clock pieces start to glow and merge together to form the Infinity Clock, with some strange people appearing beneath the device.
Upon being introduced to the Reborn Oración Seis. As they, as well as the other members of Fairy Tail lie defeated, the Blue Pegasus Guild conveniently arrives and rescues them. Gray and Juvia and the others are taken to their Guild Building where they all recuperate. There, Juvia shows great anger at Bob due to the fact he was sharing the same bed as Gray.
After returning to the guild, everyone discuss about the Reborn Oracion Seis and the Infinity Clock. They were also shocked and confused when Kinana writes some mysterious words on the wall with a fork. As everyone watches as Cana chooses the teams to find Oracion Seis, Gray is paired up with Freed and Juvia is paired with Gajeel, much to Juvia's dislike as she is sad and angry that she can't be together with Gray.
As everyone returned from their mission, they meet Elfman back in Fairy Tail, as he reports that Lucy's Michelle Lobster is in fact Imitatia, the sixth member of Reborn Oración Seis and that she captured Natsu and Lucy. Before any action can be taken to save the two Mages, the Archaeologists Lucy had met earlier appear to Fairy Tail, requesting to meet with her.
After learning that Lucy has been kidnapped, one of the Archaeologists reveals to Juvia and the rest of the Fairy Tail Mages that he is a descendant of Will Neville. He then proceeds to explain how Jude Heartfilia acquired the hand of the Clock, as well as how dangerous Real Nightmare will be, if the Infinity Clock isn't stopped soon and so requests from Juvia and the other Fairy Tail Mages to prevent Real Nightmare once and for all. Soon after that,
Christina appears in the sky, and a team of Fairy Tail Mages accompanies Ichiya and heads towards the Infinity Clock. Juvia, however, is one of the members chosen to stay back at the guild.
After the events around the Infinity Clock ends Legion Corps comes to the guild to apologize and say goodbye to them. Then after a short party, Legion Corps heads off on their life long mission to find the pieces of the Infinity Clock scattered around the world.
Grand Magic Games ArcEditGray, Juvia, and other members of Fairy Tail went to the beach to train for the Grand Magic Games but they decided to have fun and relax for the first day. On the second day of training, they were interrupted by Virgo who tells everyone the Celestial Spirit World is in great danger and they need everyone's help. After Virgo dresses them in Celestial Spirit clothes, they are sent to the Spirit World, where they find out there is no trouble, but all of Lucy's spirits had planned a party for everyone's return. After a day of celebrating, Virgo informs the gang that time runs differently in the Spirit World than Earth Land, thus they have lost almost the whole three months of training in the one day.
After venting their frustration, a pigeon shows up with a note telling Fairy Tail to meet in the West Forest near a bridge. The gang decides to go, and as they are walking, Juvia is latched onto Gray's arm. He doesn't mind her being attached to him while they walk. Soon, the group finds out the ones who sent them the message were Jellal, Ultear and Meredy, who all stand before them. Ultear informs everyone about how she broke Jellal out of jail and the formation of Crime Sorcière, an independent guild dedicated to fighting Dark Guilds. Afterwards, Ultear tells them that at the Grand Magic Games, they always picked up a strange Magical Force, and they want Fairy Tail to investigate it, as it may lead to where Zeref is hiding. In return, Ultear reveals she can increase everyone's power by activating their Second Origin with her Arc of Time. The gang cheers after hearing this news, but Ultear warns them the pain they will endure from it will be intense.
Everyone watches in horror as Natsu writhes around on the floor in pain when Ultear begins the process to tap into his Second Origin. When Meredy asks Gray if he would like a sense link to feel what Natsu is feeling, Juvia says that she has loosened up a bit. The gang soon noticed the lack of presence of Jellal and Erza. When Happy says that Jellal and Erza left just by themselves, Juvia grabs Gray and pulls him while saying that she wants to do that too. Later that evening, Ultear performs the process on everyone else and they are scene writhing around on the floor in pain.
The next day, Gray along with Natsu, Lucy, Erza, Wendy, Happy, and Carla, arrive in Crocus. After a brief meeting with the rest of the Guild members that arrived, he goes out and about in the city. While out and about in the city, he encounters Juvia. Gray asks her what she's doing there, while she says everyone came to cheer them on. She asks him to join her for lunch alone, but as Gray is about to accept, Lyon arrives, interrupts them and says he knows some pretty good restaurants. Lyon then grabs Juvia and asks her to go to the aquarium with him, to which Gray screams at Lyon, telling him not to take away "his member" or "whats his". Lyon challenges Gray, making a bet. He states that if Lamia Scale wins the games, Juvia joins their guild. Gray asks him what would happen if Fairy Tail wins and Lyon says that they would give Juvia back. Gray objects to this saying that Fairy Tail already has her, but Lyon eggs him on, asking him if he is afraid of losing. Gray is annoyed, but Juvia waves her arms in circles asking who Gray wants, her or Lyon. He responds by sweat dropping, thinking she really has no idea what's really going on. Later, it's shown that all three of them did go to eat, although both Gray and Juvia look disappointed that Lyon is with them. Erza asks her team mates when they got back to the inn where they were, to which Gray says he had dinner that wasn't fun (due to Lyon).
Eight teams pass the preliminary event. Gray's team just makes it, coming in 8th place which is to their surprise. Lyon's team passes the preliminary even as well, and he reminds Gray of the bet they made regarding Juvia. Gray tells him that he doesn't remember agreeing to that bet. What's even more shocking is the team that came in 2nd place called Fairy Tail Team B, consisting of Gajeel, Juvia, Mirajane, Laxus, and Mystogan (Jellal). Gray immediately calls Juvia's name. In the first event called "Hidden", Lyon competes for his team which makes Gray want to represent Fairy Tail Team A. Seeing Gray participate, Juvia says she will compete too. Therefore the love triangle is present in the first battle. Gajeel comments that if Juvia loses on purpose there will be hell to pay.
The participants of the first event, Hidden, step out. Juvia tells Gray that she's sorry, but she doesn't plan on losing to him. Gray tells her with a happy smirk to hit him with everything she has. Lyon intervenes, saying he will give it everything he has too, for Juvia. She cringes, while Gray tells her not to pay attention to Lyon because his stupidity might be contagious. Gray and Juvia both question who the pumkin really is, asking him questions.
The field opens with everyone in their own spot of a deserted town. Gray calls out Juvia's name first, and then Lyon's name. A bunch of clones of all participants suddenly scattered around town. The rules state that if you attack a clone, you lose a point. You also lose a point if you get attacked. You gain points by successfully attacking the real participant and not the clone. Juvia has hearts in her eyes, amazed at how many Grays there are.
She wants to at least touch one. Juvia ends up hugging a Gray clones and looses a point for it as it counts as an attack. She is then teleported to another part of the the field/town. Gajeel calls Juvia an idiot, while Mirajane comments this event might be a disadvantage to the water mage. Gray is cornered by Nalpudding from Raven Tail. He attacks him, but unfortunately Nalpudding had a clone in front of him without Gray knowing. He is teleported to another area, when Nalpudding finds him again but this time actually attacks him. Gray is then encountered by other participants, one which includes Lyon. There isn't much time to speak, as both ice mages look up to see Juvia flying off the roof, calling Gray's name. She lands an attack on Lyon with a hard kick. Gray tells her he doesn't need her help. She tells him she knows that and that she will beat him (she promised the master). Gray questions her, and it turns out the master made a deal with the B team. If they won, they got to have a member from the A team do whatever they want for a day. Juvia imagines her and Gray in an intimate way, and Gray tells her to quit it. He then is shown on the screen yelling at the master because he wasn't aware of the deal and says that since its a local rule it should apply to them too. Juvia repeats that she won't lose and Gray says that's music to his ears. Before they can do anything else, Nalpudding attacks both Gray and Juvia together, Fairy Tail being Raven Tail's obvious target. He tries attacking Gray again, who this time dodges. Rufus of Sabertooth uses his memory make to form an attack and impales all participants at once, earning him first place. Time is up, and Rufus takes the win. Gray swears revenge against Raven Tail and Sabertooth while punching the wall.
One the first night after the battles have finished, Juvia joins the Fairy Tail's "post-defeat celebration" with the rest of the guild. After learning that Lucy and Gray were still back at their lodgings, Juvia allows her imagination to go wild with an intimate scenario involving the two. Both Gray and Lucy say that her scenario will never happen. After Makarov gives an encouraging speech, Juvia is seen blushing as Gray gets progressively more naked.
During the Mirajane verses Jenny fight, an extra scene is added, and Lyon is shown carrying Juvia as a bride, saying he is the only man for her. Gray comes out of no where and kicks him in the face, catching Juvia in his arms. He says it's no fun having a guild member being taken away by a jerk from another guild, to which Juvia is happy and hugs him, causing them to fall.
On another night of the Games, Gray ends up being snatched away by Lyon and Juvia while everyone else does their own thing. When Happy wonders where Erza and Gray are, Carla responds with "Poor Gray". Erza is seen on the balcony, recalling her conversation with Milliana about Jellal. Gray comes up from behind, asking what she's going out here alone.
She also asks him what he's doing out there alone, to which he responds with how he was caught in some messy stuff/tug of war between Lyon and Juvia. He says he doesn't know what it was about, to which Erza questions him, saying that she wasn't there but she has a pretty good idea of what the deal was. She tells Gray that he must have realized Juvia's feelings for him by now, and to give her a clear cut response. Gray blushes at the mention and turns his head. This is a scene that hints to Gray having feelings for Juvia or starting to develop them. He is aware of her feelings, but has not given her a clear answer yet. Erza smirks at Gray as if she knows something is going on.
The group celebrates their victories. Juvia tells Gray that he was wonderful, and Gray says he didn't go anything. Juvia is seen swooning how awesome he is while he is wine barrel surfing. During the event "Naval Battle" on day four of the games, Juvia is selected to participate as she states that she cannot be defeated in water. Lucy represents Fairy Tail Team A. The participants must stay within the sphere. If they fall out, they are disqualified.
As Juvia battles Aquarius, they are evenly matched. Extra dialogue is thrown into the anime, where Juvia says she will win and cannot be shameful in front of Gray. Erza then tells Gray as they watch the battle that Juvia is worried about how he sees her. There is a flashback to when Erza talks to Gray about his relationship with Juvia. He watches the battle in deep thought.
Juvia ends up taking out three participants at once with a move she learned when the second origin was released. It's titled "Wings of Love...", while adding at the end "...Gray-sama love!". She screams out the name loudly and Gray becomes embarrassed, yelling from the crowd to cut it out, while blushing madly.
The crowd goes wild as the announcer states how incredible Juvia is by knocking out three opponents at once. Juvia turns around, thinking to herself if Gray felt anything by watching her. She sees he has a disgusted and embarrassed look on his face. Juvia realizes that he's turned off, but because she was distracted, Minerva uses magic to push her easily out of the sphere.
As an extra scene added in the anime, before Lamia Scale vs Mermaid Heel, Juvia is asked by Levy, who will she supports, Lamia Scale (which is directly to Lyon) or Mermaid Heel (which pertains to Milliana). Just then, Juvia only wants to partner up with Gray. With her imagination, again, she plan to ignore her guild members being defeated so that she can partner up to Gray. She says she is a bad person for thinking this way, and redeems herself by telling her guild mates no one is allowed to get injured.
The second to last day of the tournament has arrived. Juvia has taken Natu's place (seeing as he went to save Lucy) since Fairy Tail A and Fairy Tail B teams have combined due to Raven Tail's disqualification.
The battle is between all five members on every team. The team with the most points at the end wins. Fairy Tail stands still for awhile until they finally move.
Gray fights Rufus, and it's shown how determined he was when Mavis was making the calculations. Juvia looks to him, saying his name. While Gray fights Rufus, he ends up stripping, which causes Juvia to cover her face, blushing, and saying his name like an embarrassed girlfriend would. When Gray wins, Juvia is seen with hearts in her eyes.
Another battle shows Juvia fighting with Chelia, which looks to be a cat fight. Cheila blames Juvia for bewitching Lyon, while Juvia retorts that her heart only belongs to Gray. As if on cue, both the girls love interests show up. Juvia shouting Gray's name, and Chelia shouting Lyon's name. Both males give each other deep stares, while Lyon says that Gray has seen better days (he's worn out), Gray tells him that him and Juvia will handle them with ease. This causes Juvia's imagination to run wild again, as Gray's sentence they will handle them with ease gets converted into "We'll be together forever. I love you, Juvia". Because she went into fantasy land, Juvia has a cute chibi blush on her face as she hugs Gray from the side and asks them where their honeymoon will be. He asks her how many screws are loose in her head.
The fight begins with Lyon attempting to attack Gray, who dodges. He calls out to Juvia, who already knows what to do. Their attacks are cancelled out by Chelia. Gray says that Lyon and Chelia's team work is not working in response to Juvia question if Lyon was always strong. After a while, they are shown panting and beaten up. Juvia is on the ground, while Gray is standing up. Gray puts his hand on her shoulder while saying her name. Juvia instantly returns his touch by putting her hand over his, which leads the two to hold hands. Gray says that Lyon and Chelia's weakness is team work and that him and Juvia work together better. This gives her renewed confidence. Gray states they will attack with their full magic power, and Juvia agrees.
Gray and Juvia perform a combination attack against Lyon and Chelia on the final day of the Grand Magic Games. Their unison raid is called "Gray and Juvia's synchronized attack of love". To which, they hold hands and continue to do so for a bit even after the attack is over with. They combine Gray's ice geyser and Juvia's water nebula to send Lyon and Chelia flying. Before the match is over, Chelia becomes distracted and memorized due to Gray and Juvia working so well together that she calls them "wonderful/so romantic". Lyon yells out to Gray, calling him a bastard, accusing him of being lovey-dovey, and affectionatewith Juvia right in front of him. After the attack is over, Gray and Juvia are smiling at each other and still holding hands. Gray blushes, asking Juvia when she will let go of his hand. She says she will never let go, which causes Gray to panic but he lets her lean into him and continue to hold his hand.
When Sting appears, Team Fairy Tail face him. Gray and Juvia are still close to each other, with Gray's arm around her shoulders. Fairy Tail wins the Grand Magic Games as Sting gives up. Gray and Juvia exchange victory smiles once again. Erza asks Sting why he didn't attack, while Juvia hugs Gray in the background.
Near the city's central square, the King of Fiore, Toma E. Fiore, has gathered the guilds together and informed them of the coming danger and asks for their help. While shocked at the news and most still injured from the games, the guilds nonetheless agree to help him. Gray and Juvia are close to each other and hold a small conversation where Gray tells her that it's thanks to the girl from Lyon's guild that they are able to move again. Juvia says it would have been better if it was Wendy.
In Crocus, the Fairy Tail Mages are attacked by Atlas Flame as the other guilds attempt to take down other Dragons by using their superior numbers. Despite their attempts, the Mages are able to inflict little damage, making them doubt they will be able to win.
While Natsu continues his fight with Future Rogue, Future Rogue states that the Mages' efforts are pointless, as humans are unable to defeat Dragons, he then calls for Motherglare to attack; it does so by producing eggs and sending them plummeting into the streets below. Upon hitting the ground, the eggs hatch into small Draconian entities. Upon seeing this, Laxus hits Atlas Flame and orders the Fairy Tail members to focus on the hatchlings while he and the Thunder God Tribe deal with the fiery Dragon.
At the Bar Sun, Meredy stumbles across Juvia, asking if the Water Mage has seen Ultear anywhere. Replying that she hasn't, Juvia and Meredy are interrupted when Gray rushes them and flings them to the ground, barely saving the duo from one of Motherglare's minions, which had crept up from behind. Soon joined by Lyon, both females are told to focus, whilst Gray approaches Juvia, telling her that he needs to tell her something with a serious expression. Immediately assuming he is confessing his love, Juvia becomes flustered, though before Gray can speak he notices another minion firing an attack at Juvia's back. Lyon shouts Juvia's name while she's distracted. Pushing her out of the way, Gray takes the blow full on, the Magic beam hitting him straight through his chest. As he coughs up blood and begins to fall to the ground, more of the miniature Dragons appear, firing multiple times into his body and tearing it to shreds as Juvia, Lyon and Meredy watch on in shock horror. Juvia has tears streaming down her face and she is trembling. As Gray's destroyed body falls to the ground, Juvia screams his name in pure distress, whilst Ultear simultaneously decides that she has no right to live.
As Juvia, Lyon, and Meredy continue to mourn for Gray's death, Ultear utilizes a spell she learned years ago in order to turn back the world's time in hopes of fixing the problems which arose, Time Ark: Last Ages. Despite her efforts, time is only set back by one minute, much to her dismay. However, she was able to brought back time by one minutes before the miniature dragon attacked Gray, thus preventing his death. The group has a vision of what happens to Gray, all in shock and asking what that was about. Gray wonders if he gets killed and Juvia says she saw it too with a tear in her eye. With the knowledge of the future, the Mages prepare for a counterattack.The dragons and future Rogue return to their time, and a few days after the events, all the guilds gather at a dance banquet. Juvia comes up to Gray and tells him that she's entered a new era and has become Juvia 2.0. Gray responds with asking when she became a machine. Juvia attempts to hug Gray, telling him she loves him, only for him to walk away, saying he's entering a new era too and that he will say no to the things he doesn't like, referring to Juvia's clingy and fan girl ways. Juvia does not take this as any rejection and instead continues to blush and love how Gray apparently toys with her affections. Gray says that the new version is even scarier, to which Lyon tells Gray he should not say that. Lyon then admits that there is no room in Juvia's heart for him. When a fight breaks out at the dance on which guild Yukino should be in, Juvia comments that Fairy Tail doesn't need anymore women leering at Gray. Gray is bothered and upset by how both his teacher and teacher's daughter saved him. He is the only one not smiling and not having a good time as Fairy Tail celebrates it's victory from winning the Grand Magic Games when they are back in Magnolia. Juvia picks up on Gray's attitude, saying his name. He tells her it's nothing, looking away. The celebration goes on, Gray still holds a frown, so Juvia asks him again what's the matter. She doesn't know what's wrong, but calls him out and tells him it's rude for him to have a face like that while everyone else is celebrating. Gray cuts her off, saying that she's right, and instantly a smile forms on his lips. Gray thinks that he has to smile for 'her' sake as well. He finally looks at Juvia, keeping a smile, and thanks her. Juvia slightly fan girls, thinking he became dreamy all of sudden, but there is no negative reaction from Gray. Instead, the two are shown looking up, both have smiles as the celebration continues.
Tartarus ArcEditTeam Natsu returns to Fairy Tail with the information they gained from their previous mission regarding E.N.D. and Tartarus. Meanwhile, Juvia comes up to Gray cheerfully, showing him the "Gray-bread" (bread with his face on them) she made. He says they look good and all, but he doesn't seem to want to eat his own "face". Juvia agrees, and then pulls out her "Juvi-bread" instead, which makes Gray think he fell right into her trap. Seeing their interaction, Cana give a smirk, turning to Mira and asking what's going on over there because she thought Gray shot her down. Mira replies that it's the same as always with a smile on her face. Elfman then interrupts and says that if Gray won't dig in then he will and proceeds to eat the bread, commenting it tastes manly. Lisanna tells Elfman that he needs to learn how to gauge the atmosphere in the room. Juvia wails, saying that in a sense she just got eaten out by another man. Gray then takes a piece of bread with a blush on his face and tells her that he'll eat one since she went through all this trouble. Juvia is delighted, saying his name love struck but then tells him that he's eating a "Gray-bread". Gray makes a disgusted face, still blushing.
Teams are sent out to protect ex-council members, among them are Gray and Juvia paired together alone.
Welcome to Fairy HillsEdit
Lucy finds a strange request on the guild's request board while looking for jobs. The request says: Female Applicants only. Search & Find what I'm looking for. No reward to be given. Come to Fairy Hills. Mirajane asks Lucy to investigate the mysterious request. Lucy agrees and arrives at Fairy Hills, Fairy Tail's Ladies' Dormitory.
At Fairy Hills, an old woman suddenly appears and jumps at her to inspect her body to confirm that she is a female. She introduces herself as Hilda and that she is the client of the job, and also the matron of the dormitory. Lucy, out of curiosity, accepts the job.
Hilda asks from Lucy to find a shining treasure inside the dormitory and not to let any of the other girls see it. Meanwhile, Erza looks out of a window and sees Lucy alone, as Hilda had suddenly disappeared. Erza asks her what she is doing there, and Lucy replies that she is just looking around. Erza tells her that she will show her around. Erza begins to show Lucy the girls' rooms. Juvia's room, according to Lucy, is unexpectedly normal in look. It has wooden ceiling complete with the Hills' signature carved part, topping a wall which has two arched windows one few inches away from the other, both possessing double curtains, and both overlooked by a shelf which has two flowerpots on it. Flanking the wall left from the entrance is a four-poster bed with an intricately decorated headboard and transparent curtains; sitting on the bed is a plushie representing a stylized Gray, in reference to Juvia's obsession with him. On the wall opposite to the bed is a bookshelf bearing several books, which has a plushie hanging from it, and two heart-shaped pillows sitting on the floor not far. Right beside the bookshelf is a desk, housing more books and stationery, paired with a chair with an intricately decorated back, which has a teddy bear leaning against one of its legs. A small, round wooden table is also present, with a sofa sitting nearby.
Fairy Academy - Yankee-kun Yankee-chan!Edit
School is finally over and Lucy walks through the hallways with Wendy. When they leave the school, they find Erza waiting for them by the gate. Erza offers to walk with them and the two agrees. While walking, Erza reveals that the real reason she asked them to accompany her is that she was asked out on a date by and asks them to help her pick a dress. The two immediately agree and pull Erza into a shop.
After they finish shopping, the three are confronted by Gajeel, Totomaru, Juvia, and Aria, students of Courage Academy. Erza leads the two past the group but Gajeel grabs Lucy's hand, asking her to play with him. Erza takes off her glasses and then pulls out an iron pipe from inside her dress. She quickly beats up all the enemies, even Juvia who became infatuated with Gray when he and Natsu arrived. Erza then sees her date, Seig, who drops the flowers he is carrying after seeing Erza beat up the students. Seig calls her a devil and Erza is lost for words.
The next day, Erza still hasn't recovered from what happened the previous evening and everybody tries to cheer her up. Happy then announces that they have a new transfer student named Jellal. Just then, Aries arrives and informs the class that something horrible has happened. Everyone heads to the school grounds and sees Makarov, Macao and Wakaba unconscious and pinned to a tree. The culprits are Gajeel and his gang from Courage Academy, as seen on a note on Makarov. Natsu the declares war on Courage Academy.
Later that day, the five students from Courage Academy arrive at Fairy Academy. Gray is surprised to see that there were only five of them but the group reveals that they have captured and bound Mirajane. Natsu and Gray then charge at the group. Natsu uses some dynamites and hot rocks while Gray uses an ice shaver to attack Sol and Totomaru. Juvia, immobilized by her infatuation for Gray, tries to tell him she loves him but he attacks her too. Gajeel then attempts to attack Natsu with an iron pipe but Natsu stops him by putting multiple bottles of hot sauce in his mouth. Lucy then calls on her strongest friend to help them fight. Erza then goes to join the fray, but falls into a pitfall. Erza, noticing that her dress is ruined; she quickly disposes all of the enemies. Just then, Sieg, Jellal and their eccentric look-alike arrive and call Erza the devil, leaving her dumbfounded. Just then, Lucy's friend, Aquarius, arrives and causes a huge mess. Later that night, Lucy tries to cheer Erza up but Erza tells her that she's okay and the group, with Mirajane, goes to karaoke all night long.
A few days later, Carla announces that everyone who fought with the Courage Academy will be subjected to a special lecture. Carla then gives the microphone to the principal, Plue, who begins to dance. Everybody is dumbfounded by what he is doing and only Natsu and Carla seem to understand him. After that, everything returns to normal, or as normal that it can be in Fairy Academy, and Lucy may have learned to love her new school. There are also two new transfer students to Fairy Academy: Juvia and Gajeel.
Fairies' Training CampEdit
Some of the Fairy Tail members decided to train on the beach for the Grand Magic Games. Even though purpose of coming there is to train for the Grand Magic Games, Erza tells everyone that they will spend the first day having some fun. Natsu and Gray are eager to swim in the sea, but they are quickly outrun by Jet who rushes using his magic. Juvia shields Gray with her umbrella in order to block the sand from hitting him in the face. He thanks her and she said it was nothing. She also tells him that she bought a new swim suit for the day and she has it under her dress. She wants him to be the first one to see it. However, he ends up ignoring her and racing Natsu to the water. Happy and Carla remind Juvia that they are not there to go man hunting.
While Gray, Jet, and Natsu are having a swimming race, Erza sees that Juvia had not changed and asks her if she is going to. Juvia responds by telling Erza that she won't take anything off unless Gray sees her first. Gray ends up loosing his swim suit in the middle of everything and freezes the ocean. Many members help destroy the ice when Natsu splits in into pieces. When it's all destroyed, Gray is still naked, and Juvia stares at him, remarking that Gray-sama is so manly while blushing and hearts around her.
Later on at night, the guys, Natsu, Gray, Jet, and Droy, head back to the inn they are staying at to find all the girls drunk. The guys notice that the girls ate all the food and ask why they are drinking. Gray yells out to the landlord asking why the sake is there, and Erza throws a bottle at him telling him to shut up, drink, and get them refills. Juvia holds onto Erza, crying out that Gray is hers and all hers.
Juvia latches onto Gray's arm while they are sitting next to each other, offering him a drink. Her breasts brush up against his arm, and he tells her to hold on a second in panic. Juvia becomes emotional again, telling Gray that he wouldn't look at her in her swim suit all day and that she was lonely. To which, he says to wait and hold on again while sweat dropping. She then yells at him with tears in her eyes that she at least wanted him to have a drink with her. She also says that if he doesn't, he might as well drink her. She then gives him a bone crushing hug, water surrounding her bottom. Gray struggles and pleads for someone to help him.
Natsu screams that this is the most critical situation in Fairy Tail. We then see Juvia still on top of Gray, telling him that she loves him. Gray can only say to her to do whatever she wants, he just doesn't want her to melt.
When the girls go to the hot springs later on, they don't remember everything. Although they talk about Natsu and Lucy's relationship, Juvia thinks to herself if Lucy is with Natsu, one of her "love rivals" for Gray will be gone. While the girls converse, Mavis, who is sitting above them, notices Gray, Natsu, and Jet trying to peek on the girls. Erza also realizes that someone is behind the wall, and throws kunais at them. Levy asks if the guys came to peek on them. Juvia defends Gray, and insists that he would never do something like that (ironically its confirmed later in a manga volume extra that Gray actually went to go peek on Juvia, Natsu on Lucy, Jet on Levy). The guys fail at peeking, were hit in their foreheads except for Droy, who was hit in the butt. Gray says he should have never followed Natsu. Jet replies telling him that he was totally up for it though.
Dokidoki Ryuuzetsu LandEditBased off of Chapter 298 of the manga, the Fairy Tail gang along with a bunch of other guilds head to Ryuuzetsu Land (swimming pool resort) on the third day of the Grand Magic Games. While there, Juvia is watching Gray from afar as she remarks that she chose her swimsuit on purpose for Gray to look her way as she looks very cute in it. When he looks at her, she imagines him talking about her swimsuit, and she delightly says yes with a blush. Gray tells Juvia she forgot about the price tag. Juvia says in her head that she's not trained for that as Gray walks off naked. Gray and Juvia are together again and she asks him to ride the love love slider with her. Gray questions why it's named that. She answers it's because people hold each other while they ride. This causes an embarrassed Gray to blush madly while screaming that he wouldn't go. Once he says that, Lyon pops up out of no where, holding Juvia in his arms and telling her that he would take her. Juvia makes a horrified face as Gray becomes angry. He calls Lyon a bastard and asks where he came from all of sudden. Gray, Lyon, and Juvia all end up being dragged to the love silde together, with Juvia clinging onto Gray. In the manga version, Gray and Lyon are fighting with each other while Juvia is in the middle with her hands on her face. Once they are at the top of the love slider, Juvia insists that Gray goes with her while Lyon keeps trying to get Juvia to ride with him and tells her to forget about Gray. Juvia is pulling on Gray's arm slightly, and Gray looks as if he's about to give in but is also annoyed by the whole thing. Natsu comes flying at them, resulting in Lyon and Gray falling down the love slide together. Gray is horrified, screaming and asking why is this with him (Lyon). Hinting that he really wouldn't have minded if it was Juvia. She watches them fall down the love slider together, asking herself while picturing Gray and Lyon in a naughty way if this was the rumored boy's love. Lucy asks Juvia what she's doing and she responds with how she just wants to see what they do next. The two girls end up on the love slider together, and Lucy says what will people think when they see them together. Juvia says they will think they are love rivals. Lucy asks how they ended up like this while Juvia continues on about being love rivals and to let go of her. Lucy says they can't let go on this thing. Gray and Lyon are fighting and start to try and freeze each other, but end up freezing the pool and almost everyone else. Natsu sees this and ends up destroying the pool with fire. Gray and Lyon are still hugging each other while on top of Juvia.
FAIRY TAIL x RAVEEditTeam Natsu plus Juvia takes a job to seek out an incredible magic user. The team ends up separating, which results in Gray and Juvia walking together alone. Gray mutters that this was supposed to be collaborating works, but somehow they got separated from the rest. Juvia mentions the town is pretty big, and if that's the case, the two of them could do something together. She twiddles her fingers, and before she can complete her sentence, Gray interrupts her, saying he wants to complete the job at once. While talking, he bumps shoulders with Musica from Hiro Mashima's other series, Rave Master. Despite bumping into him. Gray keeps walking past Musica, until Musica tells Gray to wait. He tells Gray with an angry face that you are supposed to apologize to others when you bump into them. Gray responds, saying that he was the blockhead that was spacing out and that blockheads should apologize at once. Juvia becomes nervous, trying to break the fight up with a simple "ano...". Musica and Gray continue their brawl, both asking if they want a fight. Gray starts to form ice make while telling Musica not to imitate him. Musica also tells Gray not to imitate him as he molds his silver into a sword. Gray's ice make is also molded into a sword. Juvia is still trying to break the fight up, when suddenly, the two boys stop on their own with shocked expressions, probably due to them being so similar.
Gray and Musica sit at a table, simply chatting with each other and somewhat getting to know one another. Gray is also naked. They know that Gray is an ice artist and that Musica is a silver artist, and now Gray says they can get along since they've been talking, to which Musica agrees. The silver user looks at Gray's necklace (which looks like the Rave stone), so he asks Gray if it's a replica. Gray is confused, and says he bought it from a silver merchant years ago. Musica takes a closer look at the necklace, when Juvia comes running towards them, saying that there is something noisy going on in the town circle. She then stops dead in her tracks when she sees Gray and Musica very close to each other, thinking they are kissing. She gets a nosebleed and passes out. Both boys turn to look at her, and Gray says that she is the noisy one. Musica smirks, and assumes Juvia is Gray's. He says to Gray that he has a cute girl there, and tells him to cherish her.While fighting the monsters, Musica and Gray both tell each other they are strong. Musica asks Gray why he is naked, and Gray says its just a habit and to not mind it. Juvia, still red faced and on the ground, thinks to herself that she minds. Once all enemies are defeated, Gray and Musica bump fists and Juvia wakes up. At the end of the day when Team Natsu meets up again and is walking back home, Gray comments to Lucy that her walking seems weird (it's because the magic made her panties disappear). Juvia accuses Lucy and asks her if it's a new strategy to get Gray's attention.
Fairy Tail The Movie: The Priestess of The PhoenixEdit
Hiro Mashima played part in creating the Fairy Tail movie. The plot revolves around a girl named Eclair, and many members of the guild aim to help her. During the movie, Gray and Juvia interact a great deal.When Team Natsu returns to the guild after failing their mission to capture a burglar, Juvia greets Gray, welcoming him back. He says hello to her, as she turns around saying that the guild without Gray is like an ocean without water, and that her rival in love is no where in sight. Gray asks her what she's muttering to herself about and that people will think she's weird if she keeps talking to herself. Juvia then shows a look of disappointment as Gray walks away from her.
Fairy Tail is attacked by those who want the Phoenix Stone (Carbuncle). One of the enemies (who refers to himself as "Cannon-sama") calls Gray handsome and asks him to spend time with cannon-sama while licking his lips. Juvia takes it as that animal confessing his love for Gray and becomes jealous, telling him to stop trying to win Gray over. The enemy says that he wasn't trying to while Juvia accuses him of lying and shoots a water attack at him.He aims canons at Juvia's water body, which go through her. He launches another attack that's about to strike her, but Gray uses his ice magic to shield them both. While the shield took most of the damage, it breaks and causes the pair to go flying. When members of Fairy Tail head to the country of Veronica in order to save Eclair, Gray and Juvia are working together. Gray tells Juvia to hurry as they're running, and she agrees. Juvia also says in her head that despite the situation, she's happy to be paired with Gray. Because she is distracted, an attack almost hits her, but Gray throws himself on top of her, saving her before the attack hits. We then see it's the same enemy with the cannons who attacked the guild earlier. Gray calls him a bastard, while Juvia has her hands over her mouth in shock because Gray is on top of her, saying he is too bold. The cannon guy calls Gray handsome again and says he wants to play. This angers Juvia, and she gets up right away, threatening him if he tries to lay his hands on Gray, she won't forgive him. She calls him a rival in love, and Gray comes up behind her putting his hand out to reach for her shoulder, telling her to calm down. Juvia notices that Gray doesn't have a shirt on anymore, and yells at him, asking why he must strip in front of that guy. Surrounding neighbors hear Gray and Juvia, commenting and labeling their interaction as a lovers/couples quarrel. Cannons are fired at them, and Gray uses his ice shield to protect Juvia once again. After he does that, Juvia uses her water slicers to attack. The enemy dodges and shoots more cannons. This causes Gray to grab Juvia's hand and run with her to safety. They end up in the water. Juvia's head appears first, and then Gray moves above her because she raises the water. Gray is on top of the raising water and freezes it. He tells the enemy that he will pay for wrecking their guild. Cannons are shot, but Gray uses a final attack to win. When he does, he tells Juvia lets go, and she follows with no argument. When everyone fights Dyst and the Phoenix in the final battle, Gray and Juvia are seen constantly next to each other. When the Phoenix falls, Gray picks Juvia up and jumps to a safer area with her in his arms. They are both seen together mourning the death of Eclair with everyone else. During the ending credits of the movie, there is a scene at the guild where Gray and Juvia are interacting whilst other guild members watch them together and give extremely big, knowing smiles.
- During an interview with Hiro Mashima at the New York Anime Festival in 2011, he tells the audience that Juvia falling in love with Gray was a twist instead of it being fight after fight, and that she is now a very formidable character and has a lot of fans in Japan as well.
- Many characters have made comments about Gray and Juvia romance. The list includes Alzack and Bisca (calling them "lovey-dovey"), Lucy (who says Juvia wants to be Gray's partner), Erza (who tells Gray to make things clear with Juvia), Cheila Blendy (who calls the two "romantic/wonderful"), and even Lyon (who becomes jealous and calls Gray a bastard for being lovey and affectionate with Juvia in front of him).
- It's confirmed in a volume extra (32) that Gray went to peek on Juvia in the fourth OVA.
- Hiro Mashima frequently posts drawings and pictures on his twitter account. He normally draws single characters, however he has drawn Gray and Juvia together alone five times. Drawings: One, Two, Three, Four, Five (colored), Five (uncolored).
- Hiro Mashima has also drawn Juvia with a Gray keychain attached to her umbrella, and Gray pulling Juvia close to him, away from Natsu's harem
- September 10th 2013 was Gurejubi (Gruvia) Day in Japan, in which Hiro Mashima drew the two on twitter that day.
- Hiro Mashima tweeted that he likes the combination of these two people (Gray and Juvia) and their current one-way relationship. But he does not know what will happen in the future of the two. The last line saying he doesn't know what will happen is said in a teasing way, hinting that something big may happen between the two.