I’d like to know this myself, anon. My personal thoughts are that Gray is currently unaware of what Juvia just went through, similarly to the Meredy situation back on Tenroujima.
However, unlike the Tenroujima situation, I think Juvia will eventually tell Gray (maybe even immediately upon reuniting with him), what she did. I feel this way because I think Juvia will be wracked with guilt. I also think she’d want to comfort Gray in some way, being the only one to know that he had just met, and then lost his father all over again.
So, yeah, I think, and hope she wont keep this situation to herself, but I also worry how she’d phrase things, because I don’t see her making excuses for what she did, nor pointing out the good and necessary reasons behind her actions. Instead, I see her just apologizing for taking his father away, and Gray realizing on his own why she did it, and being there to comfort her instead.
Good question, anon! I think it just symbolizes her powers. it’s as simple as that. She’s also known as “Juvia Of The Deep,” if I’m not mistaken. ^^
I think Mashima gave her these titles, as well as the following recognition from Simon and even Jellal, to show us that Juvia was really quite famous when she was part of Phantom Lord/ The Element Four. He was hyping her up, and giving us a taste of her past, in that she was kind of a big deal. ^__~
Anyway, I love her titles. They make her sound pretty badass, and stand as a reminder of her capabilities and true strength. They also make me want to see her really utilize a large body of water (like a lake or an ocean) during a fight in the future. That’s officially been on my “Juvia wishlist” for ages hee!
As much as I’d like that to be the case, I unfortunately don’t think she is in the same place as Gray, anon. I went back to check, and there’s a panel showing Gajeel and Torafusa in one of the earlier pages of the chapter, and the background behind them looks just like the background that Juvia is in when Silver speaks to her again. Plus, once Silver disappears, we see Gray standing there on his own, with no Juvia in sight. You’d think, if he teleported her to where Gray was, we’d have seen that in this chapter, not in the next one, as that would confuse things.
That being said, Gray is not necessarily that far away from them. I’m sure they’ll meet up soon enough regardless. ^__^
With everything that happened in the last chapter, I forgot to write about something I had been hoping for with Juvia since she became my favorite character. Up until this point in the series Juvia has never been allowed to decisively win a battle on her own. She’s always either been compromised, taken herself out, been trolled comedically, and/or had help winning a battle:
She was the villain, and she fell in love and then lost to Gray (as villains do in FT).
She got taken over by Vidaldus, and then was brought out of her possession by Lucy, who she then combined her powers with in order to perform a unison raid.
She sacrificed herself, in order not to have to harm Cana, and in order to prove herself loyal to, and to be truly accepted by Fairy Tail.
She was forcibly linked to Gray and Meredy, who attempted to kill herself. They eventually agreed to stop fighting, and to both live, hugging things out.
-In the Naval battle she became distracted, allowing Minerva the chance to teleport her out of the sphere before she even realized what had happened.
- She was in a comedic cat fight with Chelia which then turned into a two on two, where she and Gray accomplished a unison raid, taking out Chelia and Lyon.
Now, during the Tartarus arc, we at last have Juvia not only defeating an opponent on her own, but doing so in an incredibly destructive and brutal way. She didn’t just defeat Keith, she KILLED him. And yet again, she was tied to a conflicting situation, as Keith’s death led to Silver’s death as well. But she did it anyway.
So, this is Juvia’s first true defeat and win on her own. It’s been a long time coming, and she deserved this moment. Especially as the consequences, both positive and negative, had a very high price behind them, with a lot riding on the outcome of the fight. And Mashima showed us not just what Juvia is capable of when she wants to be, but also just how much emotional and magical strength she possess.
Female characters have always had it rough, in any sort of media. I really don’t even need to point out the countless tropes that are associated with badly written and badly handled female characters. However, this time, I’m looking at situation that is quite ironic: the female cast of Fairy Tail. Extremely wide and varied, it seems like this cast has it all - and in all honesty, especially for a shonen (aimed at teenage boys), all the females are handled extremely well and are written as people, and are rarely used as devices for plot and things of the like. So what’s the issue? The fandom doesn’t seem to think so.
In actuality, the majority of the female cast is overlooked, dismissed, mischaracterized, and wrongly criticised by the majority of the fandom - so much so that one can probably identify a lone aspect of a female character that could be considered negative and immediately Flanderizes the character. Sure, every character has at least one flaw, as no one is perfect, but why does it seem that, when a series provides well written and diverse characters, the fans don’t realize it?
So basically I want to prove why the fandom has it wrong with the main females of Fairy Tail. I suppose you don’t have to agree with everything I say, but, at least, if you’re someone who looks at these females this way, I would like you to reconsider. Onward :)
(Also, I’d like to address something before I continue with the girls. A major point of hate towards the entire female cast is that their outfits are too revealing and things like that - and sometimes, this only applies to certain females. In the first place, this is inherent slut shaming, and no one should be judged based on how they dress. In addition, it has absolutely nothing to do with the character themselves. Regardless of the fact that the reason the girls barely wear anything is because it’s, yet again, shonen, there is no reason that should be the reason the girls are hated. So I won’t be addressing this in any of them unless it’s specific, but I want to point this out before I continue.)
(Aaaand another thing. Another major point of hate is for the purpose of shipping. I’m sorry, but there’s no justification as to why a character should be truly hated for “getting in the way of a ship.” That’s childish and doesn’t help the character’s case or purpose in the slightest. Therefore, I won’t be addressing this at all because it doesn’t make any sense and is just pointless hate that should just be ignored and eliminated all together.)
It’s kind of poetic justice that Keith, who looked down on humans as nothing more than puppets and tools, was defeated because Juvia outsmarted him. And since some people seem to be a little confused about what exactly happened, I’ll explain my understanding of these events. Keith attempted to…
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Silver would be really proud of her
okay gruvias firtsborn is not grisa anylonger but Silver bc i miss this idiot already