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Lucy with Celestial Spirits
Celestial Spirit
Kanji

星霊

Rōmaji

Seirei

Additional Information
Primary Ability

Magic

Located In Celestial Spirit World

For the related Magic, see Celestial Spirit Magic.

Celestial Spirits (星霊 Seirei) are Magical beings from their own separate universe, the Celestial Spirit World. Some Mages, called Celestial Spirit Mages due to their specialization in Celestial Spirit Magic, are able to summon Spirits by opening their Gates via the use of Celestial Spirit Gate Keys. These Keys are separated into two classes: the more common Silver Keys and the extremely rare Gold Keys. Keys for Celestial Spirits are counted in Units (collectively without regard of Gold or Silver), and a Celestial Spirit Mage is noted by how many Units they have obtained.[1] All Celestial Spirits are each named after a different astronomical constellation. Out of the twelve Gold Keys, ten are owned by Lucy Heartfilia and the remaining two are owned by Yukino Aguria, who also holds the key to the "13th Gate" of the Zodiac.

Contracts and Rules

Celestial Spirit Contract

All Celestial Mages must make contract with Spirits...

When a Celestial Spirit Mage receives a key and opens its Celestial Gate for the first time, they have to set up a contract with the respective Spirit. This contract consists of asking the Spirit which days it can be summoned by the Mage.[2] This simple agreement, much to the shock of Natsu and Happy, forms a dedicated and serious bond between the Spirit and summoner. However, under certain circumstances, i.e. during battle, a contract can be asked to be completed later.[3]

Broken CS contract

... a contract can be broken when the summoner dies

Contracts can be broken if the Mage is arrested, releases the Spirit by him/herself, or dies.[4] When a Celestial Spirit Mage summons a Spirit, it appears directly next to them, as that's where the Gates to the Spirit World have been opened. It's impossible to summon Spirits elsewhere. The Spirits must also abide by certain rules enforced by the Celestial Spirit King. The only rule that has been introduced in Fairy Tail so far is that a Spirit may not directly or indirectly kill its summoner under any circumstances. When the Gates are closed, it is required from both the summoner and the Spirit to agree upon the Gate's closure. However, Spirits can also be "forced closed" in battle, which means they can be forced back into the Celestial World by the summoner's will, though not every Celestial Spirit Mage is capable of doing that.

Celestial Spirits also have different categories of sorts, which fall under the basic summoning conditions from their owner. For example, Loke summons himself most of the time without Lucy doing so herself, Virgo also has summoned herself once, as have Gemini and Horologium and if trust between the Celestial Spirit and the owner is not an issue, contracts can be temporarily dissolved. It also seems that if the Celestial Spirit is strong enough, they can use their own Magic to stay in the Human World, when or if the contract is not in action. The strength of the Celestial Spirits is affected by the Magical strength of their summoner as Lucy once said that her spirits could become even stronger than Natsu if she trained more.[5]

Known Celestial Spirits

Unknown Keys

Key Name Description Picture
One Gold key must be broken down in order to call him (No Key) Celestial Spirit King He rules all of the Celestial Spirit World and enforces the rules among all the Spirits. He has the power to stop time in the Human World. Sereio smile
Gate of the Snake Charmer Ophiuchus Summoner: Yukino Aguria
"The Snake Charmer" Ophiuchus is an enormous serpent with a metal-lined jaw.
Ophiuchus

Gold Keys

Key Name Description Picture
Aquarius Key Aquarius Summoner: Lucy Heartfilia (former), Layla Heartfilia (former)
"The Water Bearer" Aquarius is a mermaid equipped with an urn. Lucy considered Aquarius her strongest Spirit, even after receiving Loke's key.
Aquarius Close up
Taurus Key Taurus Summoner: Lucy Heartfilia
"The Golden Bull" Taurus is a minotaur with black and white splotched skin and dons a nose ring, a black speedo and a gray belt. He wields a giant labrys.
Mugshot of Taurus
Cancer Key Cancer Summoner: Lucy Heartfilia, Layla Heartfilia (former)
"The Great Crab" Cancer has a crab-claw hairstyle with six crab legs protruding from his back. He wields a pair of scissors that he uses for attacking and haircuts.
Cancer secon prop
Virgo Key Virgo Summoner: Lucy Heartfilia, Everlue (former)
"The Maiden" Virgo sports a black and white maid outfit, with chained shackles around her wrist. She has the ability to dig holes underground.
Virgo, The Maiden
Sagittarius Key Sagittarius Summoner: Lucy Heartfilia
"The Archer" Sagittarius is a man wearing a horse costume much to Lucy's surprise with a great skill in archery.
Sagittarius prof
Leo key Leo Summoner: Lucy Heartfilia, Karen Lilica (former)
"The Lion" Leo appears as a man in a designer suit with his hair in the form of a lion's mane. He uses the Magic Regulus for combat.
Loke the Lion
Aries Key Aries Summoner: Lucy Heartfilia, Angel (former), Karen Lilica (former)
"The Ram" Aries is a timid female with horns at the top of her head much like a ram. She has white and fluffy clothes, like a sheep. Her Magic utilizes wool abilities to relax her opponents, rendering them incapable of fighting back.
Aries - Close up
Scorpio Key Scorpio Summoner: Lucy Heartfilia, Angel (former)
"The Scorpion" Scorpio is a rough man with a large gun, which is reminiscent of a scorpion stinger. Scorpio uses Sand Magic, which he casts by blasting great amounts of sand from his stinger.
Scorpio prof pic
Gemini Key Gemini Summoner: Lucy Heartfilia, Angel (former)
"The Twins" "Gemi" and "Mini" are two miniature Spirits that wear sashes across their torsos. They can flawlessly transform and replicate into anyone they touch, acquiring their thoughts and Magic.
Gemi & Mini proposal
Capricorn Key Capricorn Summoner: Lucy Heartfilia, Layla Heartfilia (former), Zoldeo (former)
"The Goat" Capricorn is a humanoid goat who was possessed by his former master through the use of Lost Magic. After being set free, he joins Lucy as one of her Spirits.
Capricorn Mugshot
Pisces key Pisces Summoner: Yukino Aguria
"The Paired Fish" Pisces consists of a pair of enormous fish, one black and one white. Their true forms are that of a beautiful woman with black hair and fair skin and her son, a young man with dark skin and wild-looking white hair who wields a trident. They are both powerful fighters, but revert to their fish forms upon contact with water.
Pisces summoned
Libra key Libra Summoner: Yukino Aguria
"The Heavenly Scales" Libra is a young woman in an exotic dancer's outfit who hides her face behind a veil and is equipped with half of a set of balancing scales on each hand. Libra uses Gravity Change to alter her opponents weight.
Libra

Silver Keys

Key Name Description Picture
Crux Key Crux Summoner: Lucy Heartfilia
"The Southern Cross" Crux is a human like cross, with a mustache and cross shaped nose. Crux has a lot of information about all Celestial Spirits and their masters, either in the present or in the past.
Crux thinking
Horologium Key Horologium Summoner: Lucy Heartfilia
"The Pendulum Clock" Horologium is a large grandfather clock. Horologium has combat and non-combat uses.
Horologium
Lyra Key Lyra Summoner: Lucy Heartfilia
"The Lyre" Lyra wears a bonnet and dress. She also has wings on her back, she has the ability to sing beautiful songs, she mostly sings about emotions, but she does take requests.
FT Lyra
Nikora Key Nikora Summoner: Lucy Heartfilia, Katja (former)
"The Canis Minor" Nikoras come in various colors, accessories and markings, Nikora takes up hardly any Magic power when summoned, stated by Lucy.
Nicora
Caelum Key Caelum Summoner: Angel (former), Katja (former),
Will Neville's disciples (former)
"The Chisel" Caelum appears as more of an item than a being which takes three different forms to attack.
Caelum A
N/A Pyxis Summoner: Lucy Heartfilia
"The Compass" Pyxis looks like a crimson penguin with a big round face. It has a compass on top of its head.
Pyxis Anime
Polaris Key Polaris Summoner: Yukino Aguria
"The Bear Cub" Polaris is an giant mechanical pink teddy bear that relies on its strength from its large size.
Polaris
Deneb Key Deneb Summoner: Yukino Aguria
"The Swan" Deneb is a contradicting Spirit that does the opposite of what his summoner instructs him to do.
Deneb

Trivia

  • Nakajima from Rave Master made a brief cameo in episode 18, when Lucy talks about the Celestial Spirit Sagittarius and Natsu imagines an octopus with a Nakajima flower head.
  • Originally, summoning Celestial Spirits were supposed to be by cards. However, this idea was eventually scrapped when the author thought that it was too similar to another manga work.[6]
  • During her time in the Tower of Heaven, Lucy managed to summon both Cancer and Aquarius during the same day, while from their contract, Cancer can only be summoned on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, while Aquarius can only be summoned on Wednesday. This question was later answered in the Q&A of Volume 16 that the contract is actually constantly changing, and the stronger and trustworthy the bond between the Mage and the Celestial Spirit, the summoner can increase the amount of days that a particular Spirit can be summoned.
Unnamed cs keys

Plue's key, as originally depicted in the manga

  • The Golden keys appear to be more stylized in the anime, appearing with handles and teeth to the theme of the summoned Spirit, while in the manga they appear as ordinary keys with the Constellation's symbol engraved on the top.[7] Recent chapters in the manga depict them in their stylized forms, as seen when Lucy summoned Taurus and Scorpio simultaneously[8] or when Yukino offered Lucy her two keys.[9]
  • A large number of unnamed Celestial Spirits appear during the party Lucy's spirits hold for her and her friends in the Celestial Spirit World; most of them reflect constellations amongst the 88 Modern Constellations.[10]
  • It is stated that if all of the 12 Ecliptic Zodiac come together, they will open "the gateway that will change the world".[11]


References

  1. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 4, Pages 7-9
  2. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 4
  3. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 62
  4. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 72
  5. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 46, Page 15
  6. Fairy Tail Manga, Super Supplement
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 165, Page 5
  8. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 271, Page 8
  9. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 282, Page 7
  10. Fairy Tail Manga, Chapter 262
  11. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 282, Page 9

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