Lucy Heartfilia (Japanese: ルーシィ・ハートフィリア, Hepburn: Rūshii Hātofiria) is a fictional character and protagonist of the Fairy Tail manga series created by Hiro Mashima. Lucy first makes her debut in Fairy Tail chapter #1, "The Fairy's Tail",[JP 1] originally published in Japan's Weekly Shōnen Magazine on August 2, 2006, as a teenage wizard and aspiring novelist who joins the titular guild because of its popularity, despite its members' tendency to cause unintentional property damage. As a celestial wizard,[JP 2] Lucy uses magical objects known as Gatekeys[JP 3] 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.