Lucy Heartfilia (Japanese: ルーシィ・ハートフィリア, Hepburn: Rūshii Hātofiria) is a fictional character and the main female protagonist of the Fairy Tail manga and anime series created by Hiro Mashima. She is depicted as a teenage wizard and aspiring novelist who joins the titular guild due to its popularity, despite its members' tendency to cause unintentional property damage. As a celestial wizard,[JP 1] Lucy uses magical objects known as Gatekeys[JP 2] to summon celestial spirits, beings from another world that possess various abilities, such as powerful zodiac spirits that she summons with rare golden keys. Lucy's initial weapon is a whip with a heart-shaped extremity, which is later switched to an extendable celestial whip. Lucy appears in most Fairy Tail media, including both feature films, all original video animations (OVAs), light novels and video games. She is voiced by Aya Hirano in Japanese, while Cherami Leigh plays her in the English dub.