i think we will see lucy with all 12 zodiac keys soon, which brings up another thought, i know they were talking about some powerful spirit from the celestial realm, it almost seems like there could or should be a whole separate arc in the celestial realm similar to the edolas arc, where lucy leads the team to fight against some ancient celestial evil , in the celestial realm, so perhaps we will have a "lucy/celestial" arc and a dragon arc still to come i would also like to see a magic council arc, where the current magic council is actually the enemy and must be defeated
I'm quite surprised that there wasn't a topic dedicated to her. XD
Anyway the title says it all: who is she in reality?
I think that's the right question we should make to ourselves and that's because she seems to be a very important character for the story.
In fact we had in almost every arc, pieces of infomation about her, some of which really are interesting; for example, she "died" the same year in which dragons seemingly disappeared without leaving trace and she had knowledge of the One Magic.
All those facts will lead to a major plotwist or are just coincidences? Let's discuss!
Personally, I think that there is going to be quite a major plot twist related to Layla, the dragons disappearance ... and Lucy.
I also think that it's something that we will learn about, pretty soon, considering the events of the latest chapter.
when in doubt... always check the archives.
the more i think about this now, the more likely it seems that lucys mom DID play some type of role with the dragons, the celestial beings could have been used to help seal or fight off the dragons, or something like that in the past
I just thought of something while reading the recent Bleach chapters: what if Layla fell into a coma after (somehow) bringing the DS to the present?? this would explain why Lucy didn't seem to have any sort of reaction when Wendy told her the dragons "disappeared" on July 7th X777. She wouldn't remember the day her mother collapsed since she was still little, but she would definitely remember the anniversary of her death.