Originally Posted by PK Gaming
Wow we're STILL talking about Fairy Tail?
Big One, I don't know why you decided to re-read Fairy Tail. Either you're trolling DTL or you're damn bored (if you're bored why not read random manga X thats brought up daily.) 7
Honestly Lucy's not bad. Gratuitous fanservice can be annoying sometimes, but its Fairy Tail so really why are you guys being bent out of shape. Lucy's one of the rare few manga characters thats outrageously hot (like seriously, Mashima doesn't hold back with her) but also happens to be a comic relief character. Plus her summons pretty cool (at least the new ones; the original ones are terrible).
She can be amusing as comic relief, yeah, but Lucy is also a competent fighter (though those summons can be sketchy for sure... :p), too, and actually does fight regularly and wins most of the time. That is NOT normal for shonen manga female characters, it really isn't, not on either count...
She still can't compare to Erza though. Erza is the single best thing thats happened to Fairy Tail.
Erza's mostly a good character, but her attitude in the Tower of Heaven arc is pretty bad... sure it's explained, but I do not like that degree of hopelessness/surrender. The rest of the time though Erza's a good character. It is pretty lame how some convenient excuse always keeps her away from fighitng final bosses even though she's supposedly somewhere around Natsu's power level (powered up Natsu), though, but oh well.
Originally Posted by Neoriceisgood
Keep in mind Natsu still has that "not an S-class mage"-thing going on.
Eventhough he's always been "strong" he's kept artificially weak in the story by never
quite getting that promotion.
Yeah, that is pretty stupid. He's one of their guild's strongest members, but because all of his powerups are temporary, he never gets the status he should have, because, well, the MC in a shonen has to be an underdog of some kind, right?