Nikora (ニコラ?, spelled "Nicola" in the Funimation dub), named Plue (プルー Purū?) by Lucy, is identical in appearance and behavior to the character Plue in Hiro Mashima's previous manga, Rave Master: his entire body quivers constantly, he can only communicate through body language and uttering the phrase puuun, and his body sags when wet. He is based on the Canis Minor constellation, while his original name is derived from that of French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. He possesses no special abilities or powers, and is mainly kept as a pet by celestial wizards. Despite his unintelligible form of communication, he can be clearly understood by Natsu, and is the one responsible for suggesting he form a team with Lucy. He is voiced by Saori Gotō.