Owner of Heartfilia Konzern
|Base of Operations||
Love & Lucky Guild
Jude was a relatively tall middle-aged man with black eyes and slicked back blond hair and a matching, extremely trim mustache, and a rather firm, square jaw. The man's hair was kept extremely neat and trim, and he had a penchant for wearing rather expensive tailored suits. However, after the his konzern was bought out, his appearance became extremely ragged and disheveled: his hair grew long and wavy, ultimately reaching past his shoulders; his mustache became slightly longer and faded into a long, scraggly and unkempt beard. His clothing, on top of all this, became patchy and worn, and he wore a simple hooded traveling cloak that he used to hide his appearance.
Originally a cold-hearted man, Jude neglected his daughter and put all his time and effort into his company, which resulted in Lucy running away from home. According to Lucy, her dad never cared for her. However his attitude towards his daughter seemed to change once he lost his fortune, and he appeared to become more kind to his daughter. On an unrelated note, Jude's monetary sense is extremely poor, as he believed he needed 100,000 to get from Magnolia Town to Acalypha when it was possible to get there on foot.
Years ago, Jude met Layla Heartfilia at the Love & Lucky Merchant's Guild. The letter "K" had fallen off of the sign, which had left an impression on the two parents-to-be, deciding that if they had a daughter, her name would be Lucy. Once Lucy was born, Jude and Layla left the guild and he established his own business, the Heartfilia Konzern.
When Lucy was in her younger years, Layla died and Jude became cold and neglected his daughter, so much that Lucy felt it necessary that she run away. A year after his daughter left, he hired Phantom Lord to find Lucy and bring her home for an arranged marriage, which ultiately sparked the war between the Fairy Tail and the Phantom Lord.
Phantom Lord arcEdit
Jude is revealed to be responsible for requesting a job from the Phantom Lord Guild to find his missing daughter, Lucy. Jose Porla, Phantom Lord's Guild Master, planned to use Jude's job request to cut Fairy Tail's ever-increasing power short by kidnapping Lucy.
After the defeat of the Phantom Lord Guild, he is visited by Lucy, where he tells her that he wants her to marry Duke Sawarr Junelle to merge the Heartfilia's wealth with that of the Junelle's, although Lucy only met Sawarr as a child. Lucy rejects his command and states that she can make her own decisions and live her own life, and she will not forgive him if he attacks Fairy Tail again before destroying her fanciful clothes in an effort to prove that she has cut all ties with him. When Lucy runs off with her friends, Jude sadly looks out the window of his study at his smiling daughter.
Battle of Fairy Tail arcEdit
Jude appears as a spectator at the Fantasia Parade, where he watches Lucy perform.
Oración Seis arcEdit
Lucy later finds her father as a disheveled, bearded man with a tattered sheet of cloth to conceal himself; he explains to her that the Heartfilia Konzern is no more and that he has lost everything that was once in his name.
Saying that he's going to start all over again and work in a Merchant's Guild in Acalypha, Jude begs Lucy for 100,000 Jewels, to which she replies that she doesn't have that sort of money. Feeling rejected, Jude throws a tantrum, but Lucy yells for him to go away, which he does rather angrily.
The next day, Lucy tries to rescue her father after hearing that the guild he was trying to get into was taken over by Naked Mummy. After defeating the bandits, she finds out that her father hadn't even arrived at the guild because he walked all the way from Magnolia to Acalypha.
Jude then realizes that Lucy came because she was worried for him. He thanks her but then she walks away, stating that she still hasn't forgiven him. He stops her by saying that the guild they're at was the one where he first met her mother and reveals that the name "Lucy" came from the guild's name, Love & Lucky which, at that time, was missing the letter "K" from the sign, thus causing it to read "Lucy". After, the rest of Team Natsu finds Lucy and takes her with them, Jude is left alone, thinking to Layla that he was a fool all this time.
Some months before Lucy's return, an archaeologist named Jean-Luc Neville places a hand to the Infinity Clock in Jude's possession. Jean-Luc wraps the hand in a Magic Cloth, as its high levels of Magic are easily trackable. Jude then promises Jean-Luc that he will seal away the hand in another place before bidding him farewell.
One month before Lucy's return to Magnolia, Jude passes away and Lucy is told this heartbreaking news by a woman at the Love & Lucky guild. Later, it is revealed that Jude sent birthday presents to Lucy every year, even after she disappeared, and also wrote letters, hoping that she'd read them one day. He expressed his desire to see her again and called her his pride, finishing off the last letter by telling her that he had always loved her.
Main article: Lucy Heartfilia
Jude and his daughter, Lucy, had a complicated history. After his wife's death, Jude buried himself in his work out of grief, neglecting his daughter. This neglect led to Lucy running away from home at the age of 16. After a year, Jude, wishing to have her marry in order to expand his business, requested the Phantom Lord Guild to retrieve her, sparking a war between said guild and Fairy Tail. This ultimately led to Lucy cutting ties with him due to the pain and suffering inflicted upon the members of her guild.
After some time, the Heartfilia Konzern suffered a bankruptcy, causing Jude to lose his fortune; he traveled to Magnolia and asked Lucy for money. Their reunion, however, didn't go smoothly as Jude was enraged when her daughter didn't give him the money he was asking for. However, this didn't stop Lucy from rushing to his aid when she thought that the Merchant Guild he was headed for was taken over by the Dark Guild Naked Mummy. Lucy managed to defeat the Dark Guild but realized that her father hadn't arrived at the guild yet. She then met her father who, touched by her action, opened up to her, telling her the origin of her name. The two then parted on relatively good terms.
After being inside Fairy Sphere for seven years, Lucy decided to visit her father, thinking that he may be worried about her and stating that it may be the first time she actually wanted to see him. However, she learned that he had passed away during her absence. Lucy was devastated by the news and later admitted that she had forgiven her father and had loved him after reading a letter that he had sent to her.
Main article: Layla Heartfilia
Jude first met Layla at the Love & Lucky Merchant's Guild and the two eventually fell in love. After some time, Layla became pregnant and they decided to become independent. They eventually established the Heartfilia Konzern, a company that became bigger and more powerful over the years. After some time, Layla became ill which ultimately caused her death at the age of 29 in the year X777. After her death, Jude, out of grief, buried himself in his work to the point that he neglected their daughter that subsequently led to her running away at the age of 16.
- (To Lucy Heartfilia) "You are mine and Layla's pride. All I want is that you live strong down whatever path you believe in. I hope I can see you again soon. Lucy... I've always... loved you."
Battles & EventsEdit
|Heartfilia Family||Jude Heartfilia • Layla Heartfilia • Lucy Heartfilia|
|Servants||Aed • Bero • Ribbon • Spetto • Zoldeo|