Happy is a cat with some magical power which may be the reason for his ability to speak. He can temporarily grow wings on his back and fly and is capable of carrying only one person in this form. Happy apparently can fly at incredible speed As it took Eligor less than a hour to reach Clover when Happy caught up with him in mere seconds with Natsu in tow This is also the only kind of transportation that does not make Natsu sick. When asked why Natsu got angry and exclaimed that Happy was a friend not a means of transportation ironically Natsu later gets sick when Gray gives him a piggyback ride when hes injured. Hes very close to Natsu and becomes friends with Lucy quickly. The three form a team at the start of the manga. Happy is a fullfledged member of Fairy Tail and has a member stamp on his back. Its also unknown if Happy even though being a mage and a member of Fairy Tail can use his magic offensively or not. Happy has a very cheerful nature. Even when facing danger he maintains a smile. Along with Lucy he is one of the saner members of Fairy Tail and often acts as the mediator between Natsu and Gray. Happys original name was going to be named Freyr after a Norse god. But Hiro Mashima felt it didnt fit him so he change the name to Happy to fit the character.