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Jude Heartfilia
Kanji

ジュード・ハートフィリア

Rōmaji

Jūdo Hātofiria

Characteristics
Race

Human

Gender

Male Male

Age

38 (debut)
45 (X791)

Birthday

Year X746

Hair Color

Blond

Eye Color

Black

Professional Status
Previous Affiliation

Love & Lucky Guild
Heartfilia Konzern

Previous Occupation

Owner of Heartfilia Konzern

Base of Operations

Love & Lucky Guild

Personal Status
Status

Deceased

Relative(s)

Layla Heartfilia (Wife; deceased)
Lucy Heartfilia (Daughter)

Debuts
Manga Debut

Chapter 68

Anime Debut

Episode 29

Portrayal
Japanese Voice

Banjo Ginga

English Voice

Bill Jenkins

Image Gallery

Jude Heartfilia (ジュード・ハートフィリア Jūdo Hātofiria) was the husband of Layla Heartfilia, the father of Lucy Heartfilia, and the former owner of the Heartfilia Konzern.

AppearanceEdit

Jude Heartfilia

Jude's old look

Jude is 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 is kept extremely neat and trim, and he has a penchant for wearing rather expensive tailored suits.[1] However, after his konzern was bought out, his appearance becomes extremely ragged and disheveled: his hair becomes long and wavy, ultimately reaching past his shoulders; his mustache becomes slightly longer and faded into a long, scraggly and unkempt beard. His clothing, on top of all this, becomes patchy and worn, and he wears a simple hooded traveling cloak that he used to hide his appearance.[2]

PersonalityEdit

Mr Heartfilia anger

Jude ruins the rice ball made by young Lucy

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.[3] 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.[4] On an unrelated note, Jude's monetary sense is extremely poor, as he believed he needed 100,000 Jewel to get from Magnolia Town to Acalypha when it was possible to get there on foot.[5]

HistoryEdit

Pre-Ice TrailEdit

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.[6]

Ice TrailEdit

During one of his business trips, Jude was a victim of a thief in possession of pills that temporarily stopped time around him. However a young Gray Fullbuster was able to defeat this nameless thief and Jude's wallet was returned to him, which relieved him, mainly because there was a photo of Lucy in it. In gratitude, Jude told Gray to name the reward he most wanted, which earned him a train ticket to Magnolia, as well as three bentos.[7]

Post-Ice TrailEdit

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.[3] A year after his daughter left, he hired Phantom Lord to find Lucy and bring her home for an arranged marriage, which ultimately sparked the war between the Fairy Tail and the Phantom Lord.[8]

SynopsisEdit

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.[8]

Lucy says goodbye

Lucy says farewell to her father

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.[9]

Battle of Fairy Tail arcEdit

Jude appears as a spectator at the Fantasia Parade, where he watches Lucy perform.[10]

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.

Lucy tells Jude to go away

Lucy orders her father to go away

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.[11]

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.[12] 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.[13]

Mr H looks after his daughter

Jude looks after his daughter

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.[14]

X791 arcEdit

Jean-luc's farewell to Jude

Jean-Luc's farewell to Jude

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.[15]

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.[16] 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.[17]

TriviaEdit

  • Jude's name is derived from the song, "Hey Jude" by the Beatles.[18]

QuotesEdit

  • (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."[19]

Battles & EventsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 68, Pages 5-13
  2. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 129, Pages 11-19
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 67, Pages 5-7
  4. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 130, Pages 12-16
  5. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 130, Page 11
  6. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 130, Page 13
  7. Fairy Tail Ice Trail Manga: Chapter 8, Pages 26-27
  8. 8.0 8.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 50, Page 15
  9. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 68, Pages 6-18
  10. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 128, Page 7
  11. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 129, Pages 11-20
  12. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 129, Pages 23-25
  13. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 130, Pages 9-11
  14. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 130, Pages 9-16
  15. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 145
  16. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 256, Page 20
  17. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 257, Pages 15-17
  18. Hiro Mashima's Twitter, 22 Feb 2015 https://twitter.com/hiro_mashima/status/569493464448004096
  19. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 257, Page 17

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