"All I need is the power to be able to protect my comrades. So long as I can have the strength to do that, I don't care if I'm weaker than everyone in the world."
Name: Erza Scarlet
Erza is a young woman who has long, scarlet hair and brown eyes. She has a slender figure that has been described by others as amazing. Her most common attire consists of a custom-made armor, a blue skirt, and black boots. She has a blue tattoo located on the middle of her left upper arm.
A very strict person, Erza often criticizes the bad behavior and habits of her friends, causing most of them to apologize, fearing that they might invoke her wrath. She is also very impatient, disliking people who don't answer her questions quickly enough.
A friend of Erza once described her as being "cool and beautiful, warm and full of passion." On another occasion, the same person said that Erza was strong, cool and a little scary but relied on by everyone. One of Erza’s other friends who had lost his memories and could remember nothing but the name "Erza", said her name was "full of kindness, brightness and warmth".
Erza describes herself as someone who was always crying, since she wasn't able to protect those dear to her. Also, Erza has stated that she feels uncomfortable and insecure when she's not wearing armor. However, she has since overcome her fear and has battled without her armor.
Despite her reserved personality and mostly dressing in her conservative armor, Erza has shown to have very little modesty and an unusual view on the concept in general. Many of her armors are skimpy, revealing and feminine, and when out of armor she has an affinity for revealing clothing.
Erza was born in a small village, called Rosemary Village, located in the Land of Fire. Little is known of her parentage because early in her childhood, Erza was enslaved by a shinobi cult and forced to build the Tower of Heaven. This cult gathered on a small island to the East of the Land of Fire and was able to capture slaves due to the chaos provided by the Third Shinobi World War. She was imprisoned together with several other slaves, most of them were children. Among these children were Jellal Fernandes, Shô, Simon, Wally Buchanan, and Millianna. While they were asking each other for their names, she said that her name was just "Erza." Her friend Jellal decided to give her the surname "Scarlet" after her scarlet hair so they would never forget it. Despite the harsh conditions of her enslavement and labor, Erza became close friends with the other children. She also formed a strong bond with Rob, an elderly shinobi, who told her about the shinobi world.
When Erza was eleven years old, her friend Shô came up with a plan for the eleven-year-old Erza and all their friends to escape from the tower. They were unfortunately caught by the guards, who decided to send the escape's mastermind to the tower's disciplinary chamber, while the rest would be deprived of food for three days. Seeing how fearful Shô was, Erza prepared to take the blame herself, but Jellal announced himself as the mastermind instead. However, the guards reasoned that Erza was the one responsible and sent her to the disciplinary chamber, where she was tortured to the brink of death. Jellal rescued her, but was captured soon after. Finally fed up with their torment, Erza staged a revolt against their captors so they could escape and save Jellal.
The revolt appeared to be successful at its inception until the tower's shinobi guards arrived to repress the slaves, causing most of the other slaves to retreat. During the attack, Erza watched in horror as her friend Simon's lower jaw was blasted off by a jutsu, while Rob sacrificed himself to defend Erza from another jutsu. In her rage, Erza was able to finish off the enemy shinobi.
As the other slaves prepared to leave, she reunited with Jellal, but discovered that he had changed; the kind and compassionate boy she knew him to be was suddenly twisted and violent, using ninjutsu to slaughter the defenseless guards around them. Jellal had actually joined the cult that they just defeated! Erza refused to help him, prompting Jellal to cast her out of the tower by herself, only letting her live because she helped take care of all the guards who would have opposed him. Before letting her escape, Jellal told Erza to keep the Tower of Heaven a secret, and to never return to the tower, threatening to destroy the tower and kill their friends, if she disobeyed.
After leaving the tower, Erza began to wander the shinobi world following the advice that Rob had given her before his death. Eventually, Erza found herself in the land of Iron where she was accepted as a student and began to train as a Samurai.
To Be Continued…