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The Celestial Spirit King (星霊王 Seireiō) is the ruler of the Celestial Spirit World and its inhabitants. He can only be summoned if a Celestial Spirit Mage destroys one of their Gold Keys.[1]

AppearanceEdit

The CS World King

The Celestial Spirit King's armor

The King is a gigantic, humanoid Celestial Spirit with an imposing, broad-shouldered figure. His most striking feature is probably his light, oversized mustache, long enough to diagonally reach his upper torso when he is still and almost extending past his shoulders, with massive and extremely scruffy ends; more facial hair is found in the form of some stubble located on his chin. His blank, pupil-less eyes are most commonly outlined by a deep shade, and he has a slight hint of wrinkles on his face.[2]

The Celestial Spirit King appears clad in a full set of plate armor at all times: the upper part of his torso is covered in a chestplate,[3] which is linked to the massive, overlapped and pointed pauldrons, while his arms are protected by couters, each sporting a spiked protrusion, and by gauntlets reaching up to his upper forearms. Underneath, he wears dark chainmail. A dark belt with a simple squared buckle circles his waist, securing a light garment reaching down to his knees, open on the front to reveal the waistguard located underneath, consisting of two pointed plates, each resting on top of a rectangular leather section, with both such sections being secured in the middle by a belt bearing a more ornate buckle than the upper one, in a shape reminiscent of a four-leaf clover. He appears to be wearing dark pants, over which he dons cuisses secured by leather bands, pointed poleyns, greaves, consisting of two distinct overlapped plates, and sabatons over barely visible dark footwear. The King also sports an open helmet, adorned just above its opening by a stylized, upside down star, and with a small, fin-like ornament jutting out from each side; the helmet has a pair of massive horns pointing upwards on its sides, as well as a plumage on top of it, consisting of three to four distinct, feather-like ornaments, with thin starting sections enlarging into thick tufts. Secured around the King's neck by a light, round clip, with an end left hanging over his upper torso, is a massive, dark cape with extremely torn lower edges;[2] this is shown fluttering during most instances, despite the seeming lack of wind.

PersonalityEdit

The Celestial Spirit King firmly believes in the established principles and rules of the Celestial Spirit World, and follows his duty to uphold them even when doing so "pains his heart", as it was the case when preventing Leo from returning home due to him breaking the only ironclad rule the King could not change, causing the death of his summoner. He, however, is not devoid of heart, and can empathize with the situations of his subjects, sometimes altering his original judgement: moved by Lucy's efforts to save Leo's life and by her resolve, the King realized the one at fault might be the rule, and proceeded to make an exception to it, allowing the Celestial Spirit to return to his world, and thus letting him continue living.[4] When the time calls for it, he can be extremely cheerful and fun-loving, inviting Lucy Heartfilia and her friends to the Celestial Spirit World with a fake excuse to have a grand party and celebrate their return from Tenrou Island. He is quick to extend his friendship to both people and fellow Celestial Spirits, affectionately referring to them as "old friends",[5] even after a single meeting,[6] and places great value in those he has come to care for, claiming he will never forgive those who hurt them. He appears to have a penchant for reminiscing the old times, exchanging words about the past with Mard Geer before engaging him in battle.[7]

SynopsisEdit

Loke arcEdit

Celestial Spirit King

The Celestial Spirit King appears

The Celestial Spirit King appears when Lucy tries to open Loke's gate as she states she will change the law of the Spirit World. The King refers to Loke as his old friend and voices his crime. He says it doesn’t matter if the fault is direct or indirect, he still cannot return to the Celestial Spirit World. Lucy then interferes stating that Loke has been suffering for his friend's sake for three years. She continues yelling at the King and declares she won't accept anything but his innocence. At this point, Loke shouts that he wants to repent, but Lucy yells that he can’t since his death will bring more sadness, and will not bring Karen back. Using all of her strength, she summons all of her Spirits at once, an action which would have killed any other Celestial Spirit Mage.

Sereio smile

The Celestial Spirit King smiling at Lucy

She, however, cannot hold them for long and says that her friends want him there. Loke tells her not to do this, as he doesn't want her to follow Karen's footsteps. At this moment, the Spirit King concludes that maybe the law is in error. He also realizes Loke betrayed Karen to protect Aries, and Lucy did the same thing to protect Loke. The King states he does not want this bond to be broken, so he makes an exception for this time and grants Loke permission to return to the Spirit World. The King lastly says that if Leo wants to repent, he should live on and protect Lucy, as he believes her to be a friend of such worth.[8]

Grand Magic Games arcEdit

CS King welcomes

The Celestial Spirit King welcomes Lucy and her friends

Team Natsu with Wendy, Carla, Juvia and Levy are welcomed by the Celestial Spirit King whose appearance surprises everyone (except Lucy and Erza). Lucy steps forward and asks him about the crisis that Virgo told them about, but the Celestial Spirit King chuckles and welcomes the group back from their seven years sleep, announcing the start of the party, which leaves the group dumbfounded. The Celestial Spirits then reveals that the crisis was all a ruse so they could bring everybody to the Celestial Spirit World to celebrate, since Lucy would not be able to summon all her Spirits to Earth Land. Everybody then parties and celebrates together. During the party, the King tells Lucy and Gray their group is the first group of humans to ever visit the Celestial Spirit World. After the celebration, all Lucy's Spirits, including the King wish Lucy good luck, and then leave.[9][10][11]


Eclipse Celestial Spirits arcEdit

Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.


Tartaros arcEdit

Celestial King destroys Plutogrim

The Celestial Spirit King destroys Cube

The Celestial Spirit King is later summoned directly to Earth Land during Fairy Tail's war against the Dark Guild Tartaros when Lucy, in a desperate effort, sacrifices Aquarius' Zodiac key, who urged her to do so after explaining how to call forth the King himself. Hurtling towards Cube from the sky, the Celestial Spirit King is able to easily tear the floating island to pieces with a swing of his sword, destroying the Demons' base. After the now lifeless wreckage falls to the earth, much to the shock of those inside, he descends to the ground to confront Mard Geer, identifying the Underworld King from a previous meeting.[13]

Celestial Spirit King's vow

The Celestial Spirit King's rage

Looking down towards Mard's hands, the Celestial Spirit King realizes that the former still carries with him E.N.D.'s book, only to be informed that noted book is the soul of E.N.D., Tartaros itself. The Spirit King then questions Mard's scheme, with the Etherious promptly revealing their plan to revive their guild master and return to Zeref. The Spirit King turns his gaze towards the wounded Lucy, asking if such reason is why she lies fallen and with tears running down her cheeks. Mard replies affirmatively, telling the Spirit King that this shall be their final confrontation. Lifting his sword upwards, the Spirit King announces that he will destroy Lucy's enemies, swearing upon their contract together that he shall never forgive them. The Spirit King swings his sword, creating large explosions upon contact with the ground. However, Mard easily dodges his every move and in turn uses his Curse to simultaneously counter-attack. Albeit, revealing yet another ability of his, the Spirit King unleashes his Meteor Blade, which creates a sizable crater within its path and destroys all of the thorns created by Mard, who yet again dodges the attack with ease.[14]

Celestial Spirit King's Galaxia Blade

The King dispels Mard's darkness

As he fights the Underworld King, the Spirit King becomes aware of Lucy's distress—granting her Aquarius' power and telepathically asking her to rise to her feet, and let the stars guide her to victory.[15] Before long, however, the King's movements begin to grow sluggish, as noted by Mard. However, with his time running out in the human world, the King implores Lucy to give him the remainder of her powers in order to cast Galaxia Blade, which, contrary to Mard's belief, is not a full-frontal assault, but a spell that dispels and erodes away at dark enchantments. Having freed all those caught in the clutches of Alegria and momentarily petrified Mard with his last technique, the King returns to the Celestial Spirit World, deciding to leave it up to Fairy Tail to defeat Tartaros.[16]

Magic and AbilitiesEdit

Sword Magic (剣の魔法 Ken no Mahō): Described by Lucy as the strongest among the Celestial Spirits,[5] the Celestial Spirit King's fighting style revolves around the use of the sword he wields while summoned to battle, employing exceedingly destructive magical attacks, generating gigantic blasts which can alter the landscape completely.[17] His powers, however, aren't apparently limited to offense, allowing him to perform more subtle actions, such as dispelling Curses and petrifying those responsible for performing it.

Meteor Blade's blast

Meteor Blade's blast

  • Meteor Blade (メテオ ブレイド Meteo Bureido): An immensely powerful offensive technique which the Celestial Spirit King performs by putting both hands on his swords' hilt and then executing a vertical frontal slash with it. This motion causes a huge, linear blast to be generated in front of him, surging up to the sky in height and covering an incredibly long area (seemingly several kilometers) while causing astounding damage, capable of drastically changing the appearance of its elongated point of impact. The King first employed this technique during his battle with Mard Geer, but it was ineffective in striking him, with the Tartaros member remaining unharmed some meters away from the huge crater generated by Meteor Blade.[17]
  • Galaxia Blade (ギャラクシア ブレイド Gyarakushia Bureido): A technique which the King employs by pointing his sword, held with both hands, towards the sky and then chanting out an incantation, causing the clouds to tear open to engulf the targeted area with a mastodontic, circular pillar of light, intense enough to have Mard Geer shield his face. Mistaken for a full frontal attack by the Tartaros member, Galaxia Blade isn't an offensive move: described as "a pure offering which erodes away the darkness", its power is to dispel spells which are foul in nature (quite possibly Curses), managing to undo Alegria's effects completely, and thus freeing the Fairy Tail members who had been absorbed by it. In addition, this move was shown encasing in stone Mard Geer, the one responsible for casting the dispelled Curse, for a limited amount of time, momentarily removing him from battle.[18]

Telepathy (念話(テレパシー) Terepashī): The Celestial Spirit King was shown communicating mentally with Lucy from afar, announcing that he would lend her Aquarius' power and encouraging her to fight Jackal.[19] It's unknown whether his telepathic powers are limited to communicating with Celestial Spirit Mages.

Celestial Spirit King's Grand Entrance

The Celestial Spirit King manipulating time and matter

Celestial Spirit Powers: Ruling over both Celestial Spirits and their world, the Celestial Spirit King possesses a number of special abilities, some of which are common to his fellow Spirits, while others are seemingly exclusive traits of him.

  • Immortality: As a Celestial Spirit, the Celestial Spirit King cannot die,[20] unless he is somehow forced to stay in the human world;[21] an instance which, seeing as he's the one in charge of opening the gate to his dimension, seems remote.
  • Clairvoyance: The Celestial Spirit King appears to have a degree of insight of what is happening in Earth Land even when he is in the Celestial Spirit World, as shown from him appearing in the former place to uphold his world's rules when Lucy claimed she would have changed them.[22]
  • Celestial Spirit World Gate: As the ruler of the Celestial Spirit World, the King is the one deciding whether to allow or not the return of Celestial Spirits to it; it was his will that eventually allowed Loke to return home after four years in Earth Land, saving his life.[23]
  • Time Manipulation: The Celestial Spirit King has the ability to pause time indefinitely in selective locations upon appearing in Earth Land, as shown when he stopped the falling of Loke's glasses in mid air, at the same time letting time flow normally for him and Lucy.[24]
  • Teleportation: Inside the Celestial Spirit World, the King is capable of teleporting both himself and nearby Spirits by raising his cape, disappearing into a puff of smoke to relocate elsewhere.[25]
Water Barrier

Lucy empowered by the Celestial Spirit King

  • Empowerment: The Celestial Spirit King is able to bestow the power and abilities of a Celestial Spirit unto a human for a limited amount of time, even from a great distance away. This action grants them a boost to their Magic Power and gives them access to the abilities of said Celestial Spirit, which are shown to even be activated reflexively to protect the user from external harm. When doing so with Lucy, he gifted her with the powers of Aquarius, the Spirit whose Key she broke in order to summon him;[26] it's currently unknown whether he can do so with a Spirit different from that "sacrificed" in his summoning as well.
Celestial King summoned

The Celestial Spirit King darting towards Plutogrim

Flight: The Celestial Spirit King is capable of keeping his huge figure suspended in the air at his will, whether hovering tens of meters above the ground or merely floating close to it.[27] In addition, when directly summoned forth by an injured and distressed Lucy, the King didn't manifest himself directly at her location, instead making his appearance in the airspace above it, subsequently showing the ability to fly around at extreme speed, engulfed in light and leaving behind a trail similar to a falling star's, in order to come to her aid, at the same time gaining added momentum for his destructive attack on Plutogrim.[28]

Expert Swordsmanship Specialist: The Celestial Spirit King has been shown to be extremely adept at using his Longsword, being able to fight comfortably against a comparatively tiny and extremely agile Mard Geer.[29] He was also able to instantaneously decimate Plutogrim with multiple slashes.[30]

Immense Magic Power: A being reigning over an alternate dimension, the Celestial Spirit King possesses outstanding Magic Power. His appearance in Earth Land before Lucy and Loke caused the water from the nearby waterfalls to be entirely removed from its site, being lifted into the air to herald his appearance.[31] He can release his Magic Power into a huge, potent shockwave, fitting his gigantic size; this drastically affects his surrounding area, and is strong enough to reduce rock into pieces.[32]

Celestial Spirit King destroying Plutogrim

The King attacking

Immense Strength: Fitting his gigantic size, the Celestial Spirit King is insanely strong, with his sword strikes possessing monstrous momentum: he was capable of destroying Plutogrim, a being immense even for him, by propelling himself through it while slashing with his weapon, splitting the flying structure in four pieces with a huge shockwave,[33] as well as of generating a massive burst, completely obliterating the area around his target, by performing a two-handed downwards swing.[34] He could also break all of the oversized thorns which Mard had sent piercing him and holding his body in place with a single movement.[35]

Immense Durability: The Celestial Spirit King possesses inhuman durability and resilience, emerging completely unscathed from Mard's Thorns Curse, which had him pierced from side to side by a multitude of massive thorns, many of which went through vital spots (namely his head and torso), showing only mild discomfort in doing so; he proceeded to counter-attack immediately afterwards, continuing the battle as if nothing happened. The Underworld King himself went on to remark on the feat with an admired expression.[36]

EquipmentEdit

Mard Geer and Celestial Spirit King clash

The sword being used in a battle between "Kings"

Longsword: The Celestial Spirit King owns a longsword fitting his size, which he appears to only carry around while summoned to battle. It is an ornately decorated weapon, sporting a straight crossguard, with arms which enlarge into protrusions similar to arrowheads, adorned in its center by an ornament, bearing a round dark gem and four spiked, rhomboidal arms, placed diagonally to the handguard, with an additional arm extending towards a similarly shaped decoration located on the blade itself; the latter is broad, with its two cutting edges jutting outwards in spiked protrusions close to the handguard and halfway through the blade, and just below the sharp tip, after yet another protrusion on both sides, this time exclusive to the blade's flat section, sits an ornamental star, not unlike that found on the King's helmet. The hilt, covered entirely in thick horizontal lines, is notably long, easily allowing its owner to wield the weapon with both hands, should he wish to, and the pommel is yet again shaped like a star.[33]

A weapon fit for the ruler of another world, the longsword becomes an incredibly powerful tool in the hands of the Celestial Spirit King, which can use it to great effect with both one and two hands, performing slashes of extremely destructive power.[33] The sword can also be imbued with Magic to perform even more terrifying attacks,[17] as well as being used as a medium for spells of other type. In addition, it appears to possess tremendous hardness, with the King using it to block several assaults from Mard Geer's Curse without the blade receiving a single nick.[37][38]

Appearances in Other MediaEdit

OVAsEdit

Fairy Academy - Yankee-kun and Yankee-chan!Edit

Celestial Spirit King appears as a bust with the Fairy Tail insignia on his stand in front of Fairy Academy.[39]

QuotesEdit

  • (To Loke about Lucy Heartfilia) "Even after this, if you still feel compelled to atone for your sin, then I command you to become a pillar for your friend and live on. Those are the type of friends who have the most significance. There is much nobility in being willing to lay it all on the line to protect someone."[10]
  • (To Team Natsu) "May the divine protection of the stars watch over you!"[40]
  • (To Mard Geer) "I swear upon my old friend's determination and our contract together, I will destroy her enemies!" [41]
  • (To Mard Geer) "What you called my weakness... It's no weakness at all. As long as I have friends and a shared bond with them, even if I'm not here myself, I know that they will take on that will. That is no weakness. It's our greatest strength." [42]

Battles & EventsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 384, Page 15
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 74, Page 7
  3. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 262, Page 7
  4. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 74, Pages 11-18
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 74, Page 11
  6. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 262, Pages 6-9
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 385, Pages 3-5
  8. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 74, Pages 7-18
  9. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 262, Pages 7-18
  10. 10.0 10.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 74, Page 18
  11. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 74, Pages 7-8
  12. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 205
  13. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 384, Pages 24-28
  14. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 385, Pages 2-10
  15. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 385, Pages 13-15
  16. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 386, Pages 3-12
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 385, Pages 9-10
  18. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 386, Pages 5-12
  19. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 385, Page 13
  20. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 144, Page 7
  21. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 73, Page 19
  22. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 74, Page 12
  23. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 74, Pages 17-19
  24. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 32
  25. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 262, Pages 17-18
  26. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 385, Pages 12-13
  27. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 385, Page 2
  28. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 384, Pages 24-26
  29. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 385, Pages 5-10
  30. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 384, Pages 25-28
  31. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 74, Pages 7-10
  32. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 385, Page 5
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 384, Pages 26-27
  34. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 385, Page 6
  35. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 385, Pages 8-9
  36. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 385, Pages 7-9
  37. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 386, Pages 4-5
  38. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 385, Page 7
  39. Fairy Tail OVA: Fairy Academy - Yankee-kun and Yankee-chan!
  40. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 262, Page 18
  41. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 385, Page 4
  42. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 249

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