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Sub-Zero Emperor (零帝 Reitei)
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Lamia Scale Guild
Ur (Guardian, deceased)
Lyon Vastia (リオン・バスティア Rion Basutia) is an Ice-Make Mage of Lamia Scale, as well as the rival of Gray Fullbuster, first introduced as Reitei Lyon. He served as the main antagonist of the Galuna Island arc.
Lyon is a slim young man of average height with a muscular and toned body. He has bluish silver hair, most of which are spiky strands that jut upwards on top of his head, except for some which are kept pointing down and partially cover the upper left part of his face. Lyon’s eyes are slanted, with dark round pupils and surrounded by similarly dark lines. He has small, linear, dark eyebrows. During his first appearance, he donned a small, light-colored earring on his left earlobe, which takes the shape of a stylized snowflake. After joining Lamia Scale, Lyon had the guild stamp imprinted on his right pectoral, in the same spot where Gray Fullbuster has his own Fairy Tail stamp. Upon Team Tenrou's return seven years later, the only difference in Lyon's look is reappearance of an earring on his left ear, larger than his first one and seemingly consisting of a small chain as well.
When first introduced as “Reitei”, Lyon wore an imposing outfit which initially hid his identity. He sported a large white cape, with a wide collar, golden edges and fur trimmings over the shoulders, held closed by belt, adorned by a stylized snake with rectangular coils, and its corresponding buckle, with more belts and buckles, placed a few centimeters away from one another and below the first, being left untied. Below this cape, Lyon wore a blue, high-collared tunic with golden edges, reaching down below his knees, with the part coming down from below the simple belt tied around his waist having an opening in the front. The tunic sported a large, dark cross-like design on the back, and is worn over a dark shirt, which was partially revealed and torn as a result of Lyon’s fight with Gray. Lyon’s outfit at the time also included baggy dark pants tucked inside armored greaves, composed of different plates and sporting knee caps, and an ornamental helmet obscuring most of his face. Bearing resemblance to a skull, this helmet sported a front part which covered Lyon’s upper face, revealing his mouth and nose, with a line of sharp teeth beneath it, and Lyon’s eyes not being visible from the eye slits of the mask, which was adorned by a spiraling motif. The helmet also came equipped with striped horns pointing frontwards and with a large crest made of spiky fur, falling on Lyon’s back.
After joining Lamia Scale, Lyon switched to a less imposing, yet still showy attire. He sported a white jacket reaching down below his waist, distinguished by large, dark fur trimmings around the neck and cuffs, together with similarly dark belts circling each of his arms, one above his elbow, and another above his furry cuff. Below this jacket, Lyon wore a high-collared tunic reminiscent of his old one, but much shorter, just reaching down to his waist, and colored extremely dark purple, with lighter purple edges. The most distinctive piece of his outfit at the time were his pants, which appeared to be composed of snakeskin, with a pair of dark belts circling his thighs and an intricate dark pattern adorning the front of each leg, this consisting of many rounded, rhomboidal figures linked together, each possessing a smaller figure in its center. Lyon's pants were held up by a simple light belt with a plain rectangular buckle, and his outfit was completed by simple dark shoes with lighter soles.
As Lyon welcomes Team Tenrou from their seven years of disappearance, he donned a new outfit. He retains a short, high-collared tunic, which is now dark in color and has light edges and cuffs, together with many decorative motifs on the lower part of the chest and sleeves; unlike before, the tunic's collar is now left slightly open. Lyon doesn't wear a jacket anymore; instead, his shoulders are covered by a dark mantle with a high collar and light, jagged edges matching his tunic. In addition, he appears to wear dark pants with light parts circling his thighs and gray boots.
While typically cold and composed, Lyon had also once been ambitious to a fault, and takes his goals and dreams extremely seriously. He is very proud of his own powers and takes immense pride in possessing them. This had led him to attempt to revive the Demon Deliora, in hopes of surpassing his teacher Ur, who gave up her life to freeze the Demon indefinitely. Lyon also tends to get carried away by his emotions as well. After joining Lamia Scale, he has loosened up significantly, but still retains his impulsive nature. During the Allied Forces' meeting, he rushes off after Natsu Dragneel into the woods and towards Oración Seis' presumed headquarters, without even a plan of attack. He is also shown to be slightly arrogant, as shown in the Grand Magic Games Arc when he is talking to Chelia about his teammate Jura. However, when it comes down to it, Lyon is extremely quick witted and observant. He was able to discover Racer's weakness by watching the birds fly in the sky. He, much like Gray in this regard, ignored Sherry's obvious affection for him. He has also been known to have a grudge against Gray. He considers himself to be Gray's superior and tries his best to prove his superiority over him.
It is unknown what had happened to Lyon's parents, but as a child, he spent years searching for the strongest Mage in hopes of becoming their apprentice. It was Ur who took him in and trained him the fundamentals of Ice-Make Magic. Some years later, whilst walking through the ruins of a town destroyed by Deliora, he and Ur found the town's sole survivor, Gray. They took him in, much to Lyon's chagrin, and the two trained together. When Gray ran after the Demon Deliora, he and Ur followed after him and Lyon attempted to cast Iced Shell because he believed Ur was not fighting the Demon seriously.
Ur quickly froze him, knocking him unconscious, and proceeded to sacrifice herself by using the same spell. Ur's body turned into the ice the effectively sealed (and killed) Deliora, but she asks Gray to tell Lyon she had died instead, believing if he knew the truth, he would waste his life attempting to thaw the ice, in order to "surpass" her at last. Presumably afterwards, the two training partners went their separate ways with Lyon spending the next ten years gathering knowledge and recruiting comrades and then, after learning about Galuna Island, brought the frozen Deliora to the island, three years before the present story line.
Galuna Island arcEdit
Once on the island, Lyon begins the Moon Drip ritual to thaw the Iced Shell off of Deliora in an attempt to defeat the Demon himself and surpass his teacher. Complications arise when Natsu, Lucy Heartfilia, Gray and Happy arrive on the island on an unauthorized S-Rank mission and come into confrontation with his group. Lyon takes on Gray and manages to win their first bout after becoming angry when Gray mentions that defeating Deliora is impossible, as it had always been since years before.
The next day Lyon finds that Sherry Blendy and Yuka Suzuki had been defeated. He faces against Natsu, who had tilted the ruins, thus stopping the Moon Drip ritual from continuing. Their battle, however, is interrupted by a recovered Gray, who takes Natsu's position. After a short talk about Ur's true condition —who is eternally alive as the ice that seals Deliora— Lyon stabs Gray telling the latter, he was aware of it all along. These words enrages Gray who attacks Lyon several times.
Injured, Lyon claims he want to save his Magic still, for his impending fight with Deliora. He starts to attack Gray with his standard, one-handed Ice Magic but Gray overpowers him, and comes out the victor when Lyon's power becomes unbalanced at the height of the fight.
However, the ritual is soon completed by Toby and Deliora is freed from the shell. Even so, a heavily wounded Lyon tries to take on the beast but is knocked down by Gray. Then, much to his dismay, the Demon suddenly crumbles before it can attack. Realization dawns on Lyon that Deliora was long since dead and that he can never surpass his teacher now as she defeated the Demon before he could. In the end Gray and he reconcile, and Lyon considers joining a guild.
Fighting Festival arcEdit
Oración Seis arcEdit
Lyon and Sherry, now members of Lamia Scale, joins the Light Alliance as the representatives of their guild, in the fight against the Dark Guild, Oración Seis. After meeting up and finalizing their strategy with all the members, he rushes with Sherry and the others (with the exception of Jura Neekis and Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki) to the woodlands where they are ambushed and easily defeated by the Oración Seis.
After the unexpected attack, the Allied Forces is taken aback as a poisoned Erza Scarlet wishes to have her infected arm amputated, to prevent the poison from spreading. Lyon proceeds to conform to her request, but Gray intervenes, and convinces them of an alternative method to save Erza. When the Allied Forces splits up to retrieve the kidnapped Wendy Marvell (the only one capable of saving Erza, with her Sky Dragon Slayer Magic), Lyon, Sherry, and Jura face off against and successfully wipe out an entire guild. He then leaves with Sherry, as Jura senses an Oración Seis member.
At his departure, Lyon runs into Gray who is in the middle of a motorcycle battle with Racer. He jumps onto Gray's bike to assist the latter, and Lyon reveals that he has gone back to using two hands to cast Ice-Make, as it is how Ur had taught them. The two then team up, and subconsciously take their shirts off to Racer's confusion and Sherry's fancy. They work together to fight Racer off of his motorcycle, but as the Oración Seis member gets faster on foot, rather than on his vehicle, Lyon discovers his weakness.
Their fight continues, and Lyon abruptly freezes Gray atop a colossal Ice Tower. He takes on Racer on his own, and nearly gets himself killed. Lyon then reveals that Racer is not actually fast, but rather slows down his opponent's perspective of time. At this, Gray, from his high vantage point, fires an arrow crafted from ice, and hits Racer dead on, effectively completing Lyon's plan. Racer, however, refusing to admit defeat, charges towards the Mages, with an activated explosive Lacrima, aiming to blow everyone off. Lyon immediately takes action, and hauls Racer off a cliff, sacrificing himself to save Gray and Sherry.
Lyon, however, survives and reappears just as Sherry, having fallen into the darkness because of his apparent death, started attacking Natsu, Gray, and Lucy. With this, he playfully insults them saying he can't die so easily like them and returns Sherry to the light. Lyon then carries an unconscious Sherry, and cheers on the Fairy Tail Mages as they climb Nirvana.
Later on, Lyon aids the rest of the Allied Forces by fashioning a wing out of ice, in order to fly the battleship, Christina. He also encourages Gray in the final battle against the Oración Seis. Moments after Hibiki delivers to the Mages on the ground his plan to take out Nirvana: destroy the Lacrima inside each leg, Christina, not being supported by the Mages' Magics as it previously was, crashes somewhere in the forest, with Lyon aboard the Magic Bomber. However, much to everyone's happiness, they manage to survive the crash.
After successfully completing their mission, the entire Allied Forces heads to Cait Shelter for recovery. Jura congratulates Lyon and Sherry for their hard work, and later Lyon strips his clothes off alongside Gray as they overhear Natsu's idea for a party. Afterward, he and his guild-mates learn the sad secret of the Cait Shelter Guild and the nature of Nirvana. As each of the delegates return to their guilds, Lyon tells Gray to get rid of his stripping habit, only to have Gray point out his own indecency. Alongside Eve Tearm, Happy and Lucy, he notices quite surprisingly that Sherry started arguing with Ren Akatsuki about leaving each other.
After hearing about the return of the missing members of Fairy Tail, Lyon visits Fairy Tail with Sherry, Toby, Yuka, and Jura. He and Max Alors explain how Lamia Scale and Blue Pegasus teamed up to locate them during the past seven years. Lyon then catches eye of Juvia for the first time, and claims he is in love, which confuses Juvia greatly. Later on, Lyon hangs out with Gray, and the two former apprentices of Ur talk about Ultear and Meredy.
Key of the Starry Sky arcEdit
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Grand Magic Games arcEdit
Five days before the beginning of the Grand Magic Games, Lyon, hanging out in his guild, is told by the guild master, Ooba Babasaama, that he will be participating in the games with Jura. Upon hearing this, the other members of the guild cheer for him, all positive of their guild's triumph. Lyon arrives at Crocus, the capital of Fiore, and interrupts Juvia and Gray when she asks him if he wanted to go eat with her. Lyon then grabs Juvia and asks her to go to the aquarium with him instead. Gray and Lyon begins to bicker over who Juvia belongs to until Lyon proposes a bet without her permission: if Team Lamia Scale wins, Juvia will join their guild.
During the ceremony before the Games begin, Lyon and his team are declared fourth placers in the preliminaries of the Grand Magic Games. Lyon smiles when he sees that Juvia, a member of Team Fairy Tail B, is also participating in the tournament. When the first game is announced, Lyon steps up to the plate for Lamia Scale, causing Gray to do the same for Fairy Tail and subsequently, Juvia for her team.
In the first event, Hidden, Lyon gets attacked by Juvia, who hits him in the head, before he manages to attack Gray. Lyon gets a glimpse of Juvia's underwear, and is, in turn, distracted. By the end of Hidden, Lyon's guild, Lamia Scale, is in third place with six points  During the third day of the Grand Magic Games and after Laxus Dreyar defeats Team Raven Tail, Chelia Blendy and Wendy Marvell are announced as the next battlers. Lyon says that they are underestimating Chelia's powers. He looks forward to Gray's shocked face after seeing her powers. However, he is thinking of Juvia's shocked expression instead.
As Wendy and Chelia meet in the middle of the arena, Lyon sends a cocky smile in Gray's direction, stating that he will soon witness Chelia's true strength in astonishment. As the rest of the audience is shocked by Chelia's Magic and her and Wendy's similar Magic style, Lyon stands with a smile on his face, declaring Chelia's Magic to be the ultimate Magic of the sky. However, when Wendy unleashes her powerful attack of Shattering Light: Sky Drill and forces Chelia to the ground, Lyon shouts her name, obviously worried about her. He soon realizes his overreaction though when Chelia stands unharmed and moves to resume the fight, once again regaining his smile and declaring that Wendy doesn't have a chance. As the battle rages on, Lyon stares at Chelia in shock when Chelia begins to cast a very power spell, Heavenly Gathering of Clouds. However, Chelia's attack misses Wendy. Lyon continues to watch as Chelia and Wendy give it their all, and is satisfied with the battle's outcome.
After the third day comes to a close, Lyon heads to Ryuzetsu Land with some of his team members. Whilst he is looking around, he spots Gray and Juvia together, arguing over Juvia's wish to go on the "Love Slide". When Gray refuses to accompany the water Mage, Lyon slips in between and scoops Juvia off her feet, telling her to go with him instead. Gray gets upset with this, and he and Lyon begin to glare each other down. Juvia interrupts them to ask Gray yet again to slide with her, and Lyon tries to get her to ignore the other ice Mage, though in the end all three climb to the top of the slide. Whilst they are up there, Natsu flies towards them after being flung into the air by Ichiya. Though Lyon and Gray attempt to get out of the way, they are hit by the fire Mage and end up riding the slide together. As they begin to reach the bottom, both release their Magic to try and freeze each other, though all they manage to do is freeze the water in all the surrounding pools. Natsu, having landed and recovered, proceeds to melt their ice by using his Magic, however he puts in far too much force and blows the building to pieces. As the people in the center are flung all over the place, Lyon and Gray land together in the rubble, frozen in a chunk of ice and still hugging.
Lyon and his team look at the newly formed Team Fairy Tail when they make their entrance. As the fourth day's tag battles commence, Lyon and Yuka Suzuki fight Team Mermaid Heel's Kagura Mikazuchi and Millianna. Even though the match ends in a draw, Lyon states that he believes Kagura did not bring out her true strength. As Kagura and Millianna walk back to their team, Yuka tells Lyon that no one has ever seen her fight at her fullest.
During Natsu and Gajeel's battle with Sting and Rogue, and when Natsu alone overwhelms Sting and Rogue with his attacks, Lyon watches and smiles. He continues to even after the battle, and when Ooba firmly states that the guild's goal for the final day has changed to simply "beat Fairy Tail", Lyon tells Gray to wait for him.
As the final day of the games gets underway, Lyon stands with the rest of his team in the Domus Flau, ready to participate. Soon after, the new Team Fairy Tail arrives and Lyon notices that Juvia has replaced Natsu as part of the team, his jaw dropping in surprise. Lyon gives his full attention to the announcers as they dictate the rules of the fifth day's event portion, and leaps into the field of Crocus as he looks for opponents to battle. Along the way, Lyon comes across Semmes and freezes him with his Ice-Make Magic, earning his team one point. Soon after, Lyon locates Chelia, who is struggling against Juvia, finding it difficult to recognize that they are evenly matched. He then turns his attention to Gray, and notes his repulsive appearance as he states that he will demonstrate to Juvia who the better man for her is, ignoring Chelia's words.
During the battle, Lyon attacks Gray with Ice-Make: Eagle, though he dodges the move. Gray counters by using water provided by Juvia to hit Lyon with his own move, but Chelia intercepts the attack to protect Lyon, for which he compliments her. Going on to say that attacking with Juvia's water is a dirty move, Lyon attacks Gray directly, injuring him. Chelia tells him to attack Juvia as well, though he claims that he'll leave that to her, adding that she shouldn't harm her. Chelia claims that what he's asking is impossible while Juvia wonders how powerful Lyon is.
After gaining the advantage against Gray and Juvia, Lyon apologies to his "love" as he and Chelia prepare to deliver the final blow. However, Gray and Juvia work together and combine their Magic. Angry at Gray for what he perceives as flirting with Juvia, Lyon turns to Chelia, who is stunned at the sight. Though he tells her they need to recover, she does not heed his words. As their opponents aim to attack, Lyon attempts to snap Chelia out of her trance-like state, to no avail as the two of them are hit by a combination attack and sent flying, with Lyon cursing Chelia for her inaction.
After their defeat, Fairy Tail rejoices and celebrates their victory of the Grand Magic Games, to which Lyon and Chelia acknowledge their loss, with the latter apologizing for contributing to their defeat. Later, Lyon is present at Crocus Central Square when Toma E. Fiore tells the Mages about ten thousand Dragons' attack. Lyon tells Gray that it's been a while since they fought together to which Gray replies that Lyon should stay out of his way. As Lyon and his guild stand ready in Crocus, they are suddenly approached by a huge Dragon that walked through the Eclipse Gate. Together, Lyon and his fellow Mages launch a hefty assault, trying to overwhelm the beast with their numbers, however their combined attacks seem to barely harm the Dragon at all, unnerving him.
After the Dragon Motherglare releases its hatchlings to battle the Mages, Lyon and others move in and battle. During the fight, Lyon freezes one of the hatchlings and warns his distracted allies about the need to stay focused in the war-zone. As Juvia begins fawning during a conversation with Gray despite the danger present, Lyon warns her about it by shouting out to her. However, one of Motherglare's minions attacks her but she is pushed out of the way by Gray, who Lyon watches as he takes the hit and his body is pierced.
As Gray's bloodied body lies on the ground, Lyon screams, to no avail, for Chelia to come and help. Sobbing, Lyon weakly states that Gray was shot through the head. However, Ultear's rewinding of time by one full minute brings everyone back to the moments before Gray's death. Lyon once again freezes one of the hatchlings and warns his distracted allies about the need to stay focused in the war-zone, but experiences déjà vu. Seeing Gray's impending death, Lyon becomes unnerved at the thought and asks what happened to them. Just then, according to Meredy's memory, several hidden hatchlings appear from behind a fallen piece of lumber. As they prepare to attack, Gray and Lyon combine their Ice-Make to create a large shield. Following that instant, Lyon wonders what's going on. Shortly thereafter, with the Hatchlings having disappeared and the Eclipse Gate destroyed, Lyon stands behind Juvia and Meredy as they hug, eyeing Juvia with interest.
A little while after the end of the war, Lyon attends a celebratory banquet in Mercurius with the the rest of his guild. After watching Gray once again reject Juvia's affection, Lyon comments that Gray shouldn't act in such a way, also remarking that he has finally realized that Juvia's heart has no room in it for him. A little while later, Lyon spots Fairy Tail, Sabertooth and Mermaid Heel all arguing over which guild Yukino should join, and quickly drags Lamia Scale into the brawl as well.
Magic and AbilitiesEdit
Ice-Make (氷の造形魔法, アイスメイク, Aisu Meiku): A form of Molding Magic that allows the user to create ice at his will and to shape it into objects. Lyon's proficiency in Ice-Make spells, after joining the Lamia Scale Guild, allowed him to quickly be selected to do S-Class jobs. Whether this indicates that he is an S-Class Mage or not is yet to be confirmed.
- Dynamic Ice-Make: Unlike Gray whose version is Static (which allows him to create weapons and nonliving objects), Lyon´s Ice-Make is Living (aka Dynamic), which means most of his creations are animal familiars made from ice. However this may simply be a matter of preference, as Lyon has also demonstrated some Static techniques, such as Ice-Make: Sword, Shield, Prison, and Geyser.
- Cold Resistance: Ice-Make Magic's most basic defense, as an Ice-Make user, Lyon is an individual resistant to cold and as such able to take damage from ice and snow-based attacks without sustaining major injury and is either completely to immune snow based attacks such as Eve Tearm's Snow Magic or is more resilient to it than other people.
- Ice-Make: Diamond Cage: Lyon creates a diamond-sided sphere of ice on the enemy to destroy the target’s body. It was stated that it loses its hardness the further it is away from the Caster and eventually shatters. This ice has been proven to be unmeltable, as shown when Lyon first used it on Natsu, he couldn't melt the ice on him with the fire from his Fire Dragon Slayer Magic.
- Static Ice-Make: Even though Lyon has shown himself to be a master at using the Dynamic variation of Ice-Make Magic, he has demonstrated a few spells that shows he is capable of using the Static variation as well, though his level of usage seen so far is not as abundant as Gray's.
Ice Magic: Ice Magic allows the user to manipulate or create the element of ice. Little is known about Ice Magic, as there have only been a few spells used so far, such as Iced Shell, which requires the user to give up their body and transform into ice.
- Freeze: Ice-Magic's most basic, yet one of its most useful capabilities is that of covering everything Lyon comes into contact within ice. This comes in useful for a variety of purposes, from damaging opponents to making things' composition weaker in order to more easily break them. What can be frozen depends on the user's own ability; Lyon, with his great mastery of Ice-Make spells, has proven himself capable of freezing an entire temple with little effort  and also freezing green slime that he and Juvia were trapped in and shattering it afterwards, all this done without harming Juvia.
- Iced Shell (絶対凍結・アイスのドシェル Zettai Tōketsu: Aisu no Sheru): While Lyon has never employed such high-level Magic, it is revealed that he knows how to cast it nevertheless.
Snow Magic (雪魔法 Yuki Mahō): Snow Magic is a form of Magic that revolves around the creation, manipulation and control of snow. The user of this Magic can release snow from their body and manipulate it, or they can use this Magic to alter the surrounding climate, depending on the situation. This Magic can be used for various purposes, but it's mainly used for combat. The form of the snow depends on the user, and thus can take on many forms, such as snowballs, avalanches, blizzards, or snowstorms.
- Blizzard: Lyon has shown the ability to generate and control blizzards, moving them around through hand gestures and using the blunt power granted by their cold winds to strike multiple targets.
Main article: Jura Neekis
Lyon and Jura are the exponents of their Guild, Lamia Scale. Despite the similar degree of importance given to them by the Guild, Lyon clearly expresses an immense respect and admiration toward the Wizard Saint. Lyon's respect to Jura can be easily noticed as he addresses him with the honorific suffix "-san". In other cases, Lyon shows his admiration into great parameters, showing no doubts about Jura's triumph and maintaining a belief that the same is the strongest Mage of Fiore.
When Jura is subject to a trial, Lyon demonstrates a steadfast confidence of his victory, and even gets concerned about the overwhelming power that the Wizard Saint is able to enforce in such occasion. Such admiration leads Lyon to follow Jura's orders in most of cases and to feel greatly flattered when praised by him. Despite this treatment, Lyon seems to make no detachment between him and Jura, viewing him as a comrade and demonstrating a certain care for him. Also, as they're close friends of the same Guild, Lyon and Jura tend to share views in several occasions, either in intense debates, like when the Allied Forces discussed about whether Erza's arm should be cut off to avoid her death, in which both agreed that her desire of amputation should be followed, or in casual situations, like when they didn't dance like the rest of the Team's members.
Main article: Sherry Blendy
Lyon and Sherry are guild mates belonging to Lamia Scale. When Sherry was young, her family was killed by the Demon Deliora so she joined Lyon's quest to unfreeze Deliora and kill the Demon. For three years, she faithfully followed Lyon's will in melting Deliora to the point where she fell in love with him, though Lyon did not return the feeling. After meeting Team Natsu and being defeated, Lyon decided to join a guild and ended up in Sherry's former guild, Lamia Scale.
Sherry and Lyon then joined the Allied Forces in order to stop the Oración Seis. Sherry's love for Lyon allowed her to fall to darkness when she believed him to be dead, resulting in her attacking a team mate and deciding to kill the rest in order to 'avenge' Lyon. Lyon, however, reappeared alive, which broke Nirvana's hold over her and allowed her to return to normal. Sherry's love for Lyon dissipated and she fell in love with Ren Akatsuki, developing a relationship with him during the time-skip.
As Ur's pupils, despite some differences in their personalities, Lyon and Gray were friends. Lyon appeared to be a more enthusiastic pupil than Gray, and, living up to his status as the older student, would often help Gray during his training by giving him advice and tips to improve himself, as well as encouraging him through all of Ur's odd methods of training. He also was comfortable telling Gray about his future dreams, and would often speak about his want to surpass Ur with Gray. Gray, however kept a serious and cold personality due to the tragedy in his life caused by Deliora, something Lyon never truly understood due to Gray's refusal to ever really speak about it. This all changed when Gray decided to fight Deliora alone without finishing his training, which resulted in Ur's "death" when the woman used the forbidden technique Iced Shell, freezing her body forever. When Lyon realized that Ur was dead and that he would never be able to achieve his dream of defeating her, he blamed Gray, putting an end to the pupils' friendship and clouding their feelings with hatred for one another.
The two only met again years later on Galuna Island, when Lyon, using the alias of Reitei, was trying to unseal Deliora to try and beat it (therefore surpassing Ur), having recruited Mages that had their lives radically changed by the creature. During the events on the island the two fought twice, all the while discussing their own personal views on the events surrounding Ur's death and demonstrating that both were at a slight misunderstanding for what had occurred. In the first battle Gray was holding himself, thinking that Lyon didn't know that Ur was still alive (as ice). Lyon once again showed his grudge against Gray for the sealing of Deliora, defeating Gray in the first battle in terms of strength and arguments, as well as being very open in his berating of Gray's abilities as an Ice-Make Mage. In the second battle, however, Gray found out that Lyon already knew about Ur being alive as ice, defeating him and defending Ur's teachings. Realizing his mistake in wanting to revive Deliora, Lyon assisted the group in finishing their quest and decided to follow Gray's advice to join a guild.
The two Mages met up again during the events surrounding the Oración Seis, both being representatives from their guild. Though at the start they seemed a little tense around each other, the two opened up during their fight against Racer, Lyon demonstrating his learning from the Galuna Island incident, and also that he had followed Gray's advice to use two hands when using his Magic. After they figured out Racer's weakness, Lyon and Gray worked together in a plan that involved pretending to betray each other, which was easy since the two were still sparring rivals. After they defeated Racer, he proceeded to kill himself with a bomb, taking the others with him, but Lyon pushed Racer over a cliff with himself, saving both Gray and Sherry. Seeing Lyon be caught up in the explosion, Gray went desperately to find him, being sure that he would have managed to stay alive. Lyon was later revealed to have avoid the explosion, much to Gray's relief.
In X791, Lyon falls instantly in love with Juvia, something which seems to greatly irk Gray, despite Gray's lack of ever showing he has feelings for Juvia too. To try solve this problem, Lyon later proposes a bet: the one whose team wins the Grand Magic Games will have Juvia in his guild. This bet however only seems to increase their rivalry, with Lyon in particular not liking Gray and Juvia to be alone at any one time, often appearing between them whenever the two are by themselves.
Main article: Juvia Lockser
After hearing about the missing Fairy Tail members' return, Lyon visited Fairy Tail with Sherry Blendy, Toby Horhorta, Yuka Suzuki and Jura Neekis. Here, he caught sight of Juvia for the first time, and instantly fell in love with her. When Juvia arrived at Crocus, she met up with Gray, but Lyon suddenly interrupted their meeting, asking Juvia to go check out the aquarium with him. Noticing that this made Gray angry, Lyon made a bet with Gray: if Lamia Scale were to win the Grand Magic Games, Juvia would join their guild.
During the course of the games, Lyon would prove to have many more encounters with Juvia. In the Hidden event, Lyon was attacked by Juvia, who hit him in the head, due to him being distracted by the sight of her panties. At the end of the third day, a venture to Ryuzetsu Land proved a good opportunity for Lyon as he swept Juvia off her feet the moment Gray refused to go on the "Love Slide" with her. Eventually, Lyon came to realize that Juvia had no feelings for him, as seen during the banquet thrown by the King of Fiore, when he accepted this while still caring for her own feelings, telling Gray not to be mean to her.
Main article: Ur
As the one who taught him Ice-Make Magic, Ur was a very important figure in Lyon's life. Initially seeking a powerful Mage to be his teacher, Lyon was pointed to Ur. Over time, Lyon grew highly attached to Ur and after learning of her daughter's death, considered himself something of a surrogate child of hers. Such feelings became obvious when Ur took in Gray Fullbuster as her pupil, with Lyon asking why she did it as if he alone wasn't a replacement, earning him a slap on the face with Ur subsequently telling him he wasn't a replacement, but her beloved pupil.
Learning Magic from her, it soon became Lyon's ultimate goal to surpass Ur's strength. Having led himself to believe Ur was the strongest Mage in existence, Lyon showed the utmost belief in this, denying it even when Ur herself told him otherwise, telling her losing to Deliora would be a betrayal. After Ur's casting of Iced Shell to freeze Deliora, Lyon, having been told by Gray that she died, flew into an angry rage, upset that he'd never get the chance to fulfill his dream of surpassing her.
Without Ur alive to test his strength, Lyon grew obsessed with reviving Deliora and defeating it, the Demon Ur could not defeat, in order to surpass her. While working towards his goal, Lyon grew angry at Gray for his role in Ur's death, blaming him for it when the two met after many years as well as blaming him for ruining his dream. Even after having been defeated and significantly injured by Gray, Lyon was convinced that he was the only one who could be Deliora. After watching Deliora crumble, Lyon learned of the true effect Ur had on it and admitted he couldn't surpass her, admitting his inferiority and showing his acceptance of her. As a result of the ice melting, Ur would become one with the ocean, watching over Lyon and Gray forever.
Lyon also appears to have once had something of a condescending attitude regarding his Magic skills in comparison to Ur's, believing his to be superior due to his ability to use it with one hand while Ur taught both him and Gray to use two, in addition to having used two herself. However, this attitude changed after the events of Galuna Island, as Lyon began following Ur's method of using two hands, something which surprised Gray as Lyon commented that it was how Ur taught them.
Appearances in Other MediaEdit
After Gray rejects Juvia's gift and walks away from her, Lyon appears behind the woman, asking her if she expected anything different from him. Answering her shock, he tells Juvia that today is the anniversary of Ur's death and that it's best if she leaves Gray be for the time being.
The Exciting Ryuzetsu LandEdit
Lyon, along with his guildmates, is relaxing in the Exciting Ryuzetsu Land after th third day of the Grand Magic Games. When Juvia suggests Gray a ride on the Love Love Slide with her, Lyon interrupts them and says that he and Juvia should go. He drags Juvia there and Gray unwillingly follows. When they reach the top, Lyon and Gray are pushed into the slide by a flying Natsu. While riding it, they argue with each other, freezing the park along the way. When Natsu destroys the ice, he and all the other people are sprawled around the now destroyed water park.
Fairy Tail Portable GuildEdit
Lyon appears as a playable character in the first Fairy Tail Video Game, Fairy Tail Portable Guild, and is playable from the beginning of the game. His element is ice and he possesses the following Spells in the game:
- Ice-Make: Eagle Crowded: Cost 1 MP, Default Technique
- Ice-Make: Snow Tiger: Cost 2 MP, Lyon must be at lv30 to purchase it in the shop.
- Ice-Make: Ape: Cost 3 MP, Lyon must be at lv36 to purchase it in the shop.
- Ice-Make: Snow Dragon: Cost 4 MP, Lyon must be at lv45 to purchase it in the shop.
Fairy Tail Gekitou! Madoushi KessenEdit
Fairy Tail Gekitotsu! Kardia DaiseidouEdit
- Main: Ice-Make: Eagle (アイスメイク ｢大鷲｣ Īguru)
- Sub 1: Ice-Make: Hedgehog (アイスメイク ｢針鼠｣ Hejjihoggu)
- Sub 2: Ice-Make: Ape (アイスメイク ｢大猿｣ Ēpu)
- Sub 3: Ice-Make: Snow Tiger (アイスメイク ｢白虎｣ Sunō Taigā)
- Super: Ice-Make: Snow Dragon (アイスメイク ｢白竜｣ Sunō Doragon)
Fairy Tail: Zeref's AwakeningEdit
Lyon is a playable character in the video-game Fairy Tail: Zeref's Awakening. He is using the following spells:
- Ice-Make: Eagle: Cost 20 VP, Lyon has this spell from the beginning.
- Ice-Make: Ape: Cost 30 VP, Lyon has this spell from the beginning.
- Ice-Make: Snow Tiger: Cost 40 VP, Lyon must buy this spell in the shop.
- Ice-Make: Hedgehog: Cost 60 VP, Lyon must buy this spell in the shop.
- Ice-Make: Snow Dragon: Cost 120 VP, Lyon must buy this spell in the shop.
- Lyon and his team once appeared in the cover of Sorcerer Magazine.
- In the Oración Seis arc, he is seen stripping at the same time as Gray, meaning he picked up the habit from Ur's training as well.
- Lyon's Edolas counterpart is said to wear multiple layers of clothing and is in love with a girl who ignores him, similar to Gray Surge.
- In Volume 32's extra content, Mashima provided the battle statistics for 31 of the 40 X791 contestants in the Grand Magic Games. The stats, however, were provided not from Mashima's point-of-view as the author but from the view point of Sorcerer Magazine reporter Jason. Which explains why some stats are missing and why others may be inaccurate. According to Jason from the Sorcerer Magazine, during his participation in the Grand Magic Games of X791, Lyon's statistics are:
- Lyon ranked 3rd in The Wizard I'd Like To Be My Boyfriend poll held by the Sorcerer Magazine in X784, being bested by Hibiki Lates of Blue Pegasus and Siegrain (Jellal Fernandes), both of whom ranked 1st and 2nd place, respectively.
Battles & EventsEdit
|Guild Master||Ooba Babasaama|
|Prominent Members||Chelia Blendy • Jura Neekis • Lyon Vastia • Sherry Blendy • Toby Horhorta • Yuka Suzuki|
|Team Lyon||Lyon Vastia • Sherry Blendy • Toby Horhorta • Yuka Suzuki|
|Team Lamia Scale||Chelia Blendy • Jura Neekis • Lyon Vastia • Toby Horhorta • Yuka Suzuki|