"Titania"[n 7] Erza Scarlet (エルザ・スカーレット Eruza Sukāretto?), one of the primary female protagonists of Fairy Tail, is a 19-year-old wizard who is usually tasked with performing extremely dangerous missions, and is considered to be the most powerful female member of the guild.[ch. 10] Her name was based on Eru, a character from the one-shot manga created by Mashima that served as a pilot for Fairy Tail.[vol. 2:afterword] Having specialized in "The Knight" (騎士(ザ・ナイト) Za Naito) magic, Erza can quickly "re-equip" different weapons and change armor and clothes using a hammerspace. She usually hauls along a large
number of suitcases while traveling.[ch. 11,46,76] As an S-Class Wizard, Erza usually chastises slackers and serves as a punisher; Natsu Dragneel and Gray Fullbuster act like close friends in her presence to avoid her wrath.[ch. 10] Eventually, she becomes friendlier with her guildmates.[ch. 92]
Enslaved and forced to build the Tower of Heaven during her early childhood, Erza befriends several slave children, including Jellal Fernandes,[ch. 80] who gives her the surname "Scarlet" after her "beautiful scarlet hair".[ch. 163] After Jellal is taken away for rebelling against their captors,
|NAME : Erza Scarlet|
|GUILD : Fairy Tail|
|STATUS : Active|
|MAGIC : Re-quip (Armor & Weapon)|
Erza rallies the other slaves to rescue him, using her re-equip abilities for the first time after witnessing the death of Rob[n 8], a Fairy Tail member and her grandfather figure.[ch. 81] However, Jellal turns on her after being brainwashed into serving Zeref and continues the tower's construction, forcing her to leave the tower on her own.[ch. 83] Joining Fairy Tail, Erza has her damaged eye fitted with an artificial right eye,[ch. 89,100] granting her immunity to illusions and eye-based magic, and halves their effects if used on both of her eyes.[ch. 111,155] Erza initially sheds tears from her real eye due to a defect with her artificial eye, but Mashima eventually abandoned this aspect after accidentally drawing some scenes where Erza has tears flowing from both eyes.[ch. 100,102][vol. 12:afterword] Harboring feelings for Jellal even after his betrayal,[ch. 93] Erza helps him atone for his misdeeds by making him realize what he has done,[ch. 145,146] and eventually professes her mutual love for him.[ch. 264] In the Japanese version of the series, Erza is voiced by Sayaka Ohara .In the English dub, she is voiced by Colleen Clinkenbeard.