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The main group of protagonists in the series. The team initially consists of Natsu, Happy and Lucy, but Gray and Erza join the team after tagging along a number of times. Wendy and Carla also become unofficial additions to the team. Other guild members that have had on-off membership include Juvia, Gajeel, Elfman, and (most recently) Mest.

The team has no official name, so "Team Natsu" is what the American fanbase has decided to call them.

''Here be spoilers, so be warned.''

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[[folder:InGeneral]]
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* BadassCrew: Recognized as Fairy Tail's strongest team.
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' even attempt to harm a child in front of ''any'' member of Team Natsu. The Alvarez guards found that out the hard way.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The ladies: Lucy as the Blonde, Wendy as the Brunette (dark blue), and Erza as the Redhead.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Natsu/Erza as the boke with Gray/Lucy as tsukkomi. Happy tends to zig-zag with the trope.
* BrownEyes: All of the girls (including Carla) have these, and are [[WomenAreWiser significantly more rational]] than the guys (though Erza depends on the situation).
* CastCalculus: Typically, [[GuestStarPartyMember another major Fairy Tail member will temporarily join the team for the duration of a story arc]] as the ensemble's SixthRanger. So far, these members have been Juvia, Gajeel, Pantherlily, Wendy, Carla, Elfman, Mirajane, and, lately, Laxus. For more information, refer to their own entries in the other tabs.
* ChildhoodFriends: Natsu, Gray and Erza. Lucy questions the nature of their friendship when Erza asks Natsu and Gray if they want to take a bath together like when they were kids.
* {{Covert Pervert}}s: Natsu, Gray and Erza freely looked through Lucy's underwear drawer while Lucy keeps centerfolds of a bikini-clad Mirajane.
** Averted with Wendy, as she becomes ''highly'' embarrassed when exposed to Gray's stripping habit, and Loke's less than innocent relations with Michello's granddaughter.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: All of their backstories are quite tragic and sad. To elaborate:
** Natsu was left by Igneel and the person he made a ChildhoodMarriagePromise dies (not really).
** Gray loses his birth parents at Deliora's hands and then loses his new mom because of his actions, as well as causing his technical brother to hate him.
** Erza's family was killed by kidnappers that enslaved her, until she led a revolt that cost her not only an eye, but her friends' loyalty. Also, she lost her (adoptive) grandmother in a carriage accident.
** Lucy's mother died when she was young, and her father became emotionally distant towards her after that.
** Wendy, like Natsu, was left by her dragon (when she was still about 5 years old) and then left to wander the world with Mystogan until he left her.
* {{Destructive Savior}}s: Most of their missions' pay goes to the repairs of the place that they destroyed, much to Lucy's ire.
* {{Determinator}}: No matter what, they ''never'' give up, and if they can help it, they ''never'' let themselves lose to the same opponent twice.
* DisneyDeath[=/=]PutOnABus: After Acnologia blasts Sirius Island they, along with those who participated in the S-Class exam [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Laxus, go missing for seven years.]]
** TheBusCameBack: They return to the titular guild, finding it in shambles since nobody who wasn't part of the S-class exam on Tenrou Island was strong enough to defend the guild from other guilds pushing them around.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: They spent seven years inside the [[SphereOfPower Fairy Sphere after the Sirius Island incident.]]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
** Sanguine: Happy, a cheerful cat who has a nasty habit of cracking jokes at the expense of his teammates.
** Choleric: Natsu/Carla. Natsu is a HotBlooded {{Determinator}} who will stop at nothing to protect the guild's name, and Carla is an arrogant, bossy little cat who initially cares about little more than keeping Wendy safe.
** Melancholic: Erza, who is serious, standoffish, and one of the more strategic members of Team Natsu. She felt very lonely and isolated for a large part of her life.
** Phlegmatic: Gray/Wendy. Gray is introverted, (relatively) down to Earth, and tends to hide his emotions, while Wendy is a kind ShrinkingViolet who, unlike most of the guild members, doesn't particularly enjoy fighting.
** Leukine: Lucy, is usually a peace-loving bookworm, but she's the most cheerful member of Team Natsu after Natsu himself, and has her moments when she is easily pissed off.
* HeroesFightBarehanded: Natsu, contrasting rivals: [[ShapeshifterWeapon Gajeel]] and [[AnIcePerson Gray]], who all use weaponry of some sort.
* HeroicBSOD: PlayedForLaughs. Along with Levy, Juvia and Wendy after it's revealed that one day in the Celestial Spirit World is equal to three months in Earth-land, which they should have spent training for the Great Magic Games.
* HonorBeforeReason: A lot of the times they ''don't'' end up having to pay a huge repair bill, Natsu or Erza are [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules usually refusing a payment for one reason or another]].
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Erza, Natsu, Gray and Lucy. Natsu and Gray are prone to even [[UpToEleven more excessive levels]] of violence and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome bad-assery]] if they learn Erza and/or Lucy are in genuine danger and Erza was willing to be ''vaporized'' and then later ''atomized'' to try and protect Natsu.
** Also, Wendy is often treated like a little sister by every member of the team.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Courtesy of the Sirius Island incident coupled with the TimeSkip, they are all seven years younger than they're supposed to be and look.
* ParentalAbandonment. This extends to the guild as a whole but it really shows when the core team is focused upon.
* PowerUp: They're all substantially weaker after the TimeSkip, even weaker than Max, but [[TookALevelInBadass take a massive level in badass]] when Ultear helps them achieve "Second Origin", activated by Ultear's Arc of Time, which gives them access to their latent magical reserves and effectively doubles their power.
* RedOniBlueOni: If it wasn't already obvious by their respective hair colors and abilities, Natsu the ''Fire'' Dragon Slayer and Gray the ''Ice'' Make Wizard/[[spoiler:Demon Slayer]]. Natsu has this dynamic with Gajeel and Lucy too...and pretty much any other character he tends to be paired with.
* ThreePlusTwo: As mentioned above; Natsu, Happy & Lucy are the three, Gray & Erza are the two.
* TookALevelInBadass: There's no doubt they get more and more badass as the story progresses, but all the levels they obtain are instantaneously doubled when they unlock their "[[PowerUp Second Origin]]". It lets Natsu [[CurbStompBattle single-handedly]] beat [[SuperMode Dragon Forced]]-powered, [[AllYourColorsCombined Unison Raid]]-using [[Characters/FairyTailOtherGuilds Sting and Rogue]] without having to do the same, and lets Erza use her InfinityPlusOneSword on Minerva.
** Wendy, Lucy, and Gray get their moments in the Tartarus arc. [[spoiler:Wendy attains [[SuperMode Dragon Force]] to defeat Ezel. Lucy summons the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Celestial Spirit King]], who destroys [[EldritchAbomination Cube]] and frees Fairy Tail from Alegria, gains Aquarius's [[MakingASplash Water Magic]] and defeats Jackal by casting [[StarPower Uranometria]]. Gray gains his father's [[DemonSlaying Ice Demon Slayer Magic]], allowing him to [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomp]] Tempester.]]
* TwoGirlsToATeam: The series mostly played this straight, with Lucy and Erza as the two girls to Natsu, Gray, and Happy, making the ratio 3:2 in favor of the guys... Unless you don't count Happy, the nonhuman, which makes it equal. Even if you do count Happy, Wendy coming into the picture tips the ratio in favor of the girls, since she brings Carla, another nonhuman, with her.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Natsu and Gray. Occasionally Natsu and Erza. Happy and Lucy have shades of it as well.
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!!Natsu Dragneel
!!!Voiced by: Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (JP), Mako Sakurai (JP - young), Creator/ToddHaberkorn (EN), Creator/LuciChristian (EN - young)
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Natsu the "Salamander" is the main male protagonist of the series. He was raised by the dragon Igneel to become the Fire Dragon Slayer, giving him the power to breathe, attack with, defend against, and even eat fire. He was abandoned after Igneel mysteriously disappeared on July 7, 777, seven years before the series begins. He has since joined Fairy Tail in the hopes of reuniting with Igneel and finding out what happened. He's generally regarded as Fairy Tail's problem child, but no one is more loyal to the guild than he is.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: He has redder hair in the manga.
* AdultFear: When [[LikeASonToMe Happy]] is captured by [[{{Jerkass}} Minerva]], who [[WouldHurtAChild threatens to kill him]] if Natsu doesn't obey her demands, he does so without any second thoughts.
* AlmightyJanitor: He's almost ''always'' the one to beat the arc's ArcVillain, and even though Erza outranks him, she's admitted a few times that he's at least her equal, if not stronger. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that S-Class requires more than just fighting ability; Natsu is very impulsive and frequently gets in over his head.
** He is given the chance to escape this during the S-Class promotion exam, though that chance is ruined after the exam is interrupted and ultimately canceled thanks to Grimoire Heart.
* AttackAttackAttack: Natsu isn't one to hold back in a fight and he doesn't have many defensive abilities either.
* {{Badass}}: TheHero of Fairy Tail, rarely loses a serious fight, and takes down the BigBad in most arcs.
* BadassAdorable: He's hyperactive, optimistic and a protective sweetheart towards Lucy (though he cares about his other guildmates), but that doesn't stop him from being one of the best fighters in the guild.
* BadassLongcoat: In the first episode/chapter.
* BattleAura: When Natsu's emotions are at their peak in the midst of battle, his enemy can see the image of Igneel overlapping him. More normally, his flames can give him the appearance of this as well.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler:Igneel finally appears in the ''Tartaros'' arc... and is then KilledOffForReal by [[HeroKiller Acnologia]] right in front of him.]]
* BerserkButton: As a firm believer in the modern concept of TrueCompanions, you had better hope Natsu never catches wind of you betraying your own. He also has a lot of pride in his guild, similar to how [[OnePiece Luffy]] hates tarnishing the pirate flag.
** Harming any of his guildmates, ''especially'' Lucy, will bring down his fiery-lightning wrath.
* TheBerserker: Natsu lives this. He's an incredibly reckless fighter, throwing himself into battles and destroying everything in his path. It doesn't help that his magic gets boosted by his rages.
* BerserkerTears: After he sees Future Rogue kill Future Lucy and plan to do the same with Present Lucy. ''No one'' takes away Lucy's future and gets away with it.
* BewareTheNiceOnes[=/=]BewareTheSillyOnes: He's an affable and goofy guy when you get to know him. Heaven forbid anyone gets on his bad side.
* BigBrotherMentor: Because Fairy Tail sees its members as a giant family Wendy sees him in this light, learning how to use her magic for combat and use Dragon Force from him. She admits that the only reason she went to stop Orcaion Seis is because she really wanted to meet him.
* BigEater: Often combines this with his [[NoSell fire proof nature]] to eat his enemies attacks
* BladeRun: Natsu runs across Ikusatsunagi's sword , which is big enough to split the ground under him, and climbs on top of his head, destroying him.
* BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: One of his many weapons in the second OVA.
* BreathWeapon: The ever-classic fire breath.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Just look at the utter despair in his face as he watches Acnologia kill Igneel. Considering finding Igneel had been his primary goal pretty much throughout the entire series, having a front-row seat for Igneel's rather FamilyUnfriendlyDeath has got to be the DespairEventHorizon for him...]]
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: With Laxus' magic power added to his own, he lands the final blow on Hades. He then falls down, completely out of magic power and too sore to move at all, and watches helplessly as Hades gets back up and goes OneWingedAngel.
** Pretty much every time he uses Dragon Force it's to beat the tar out of a Big Bad but he usually ends up out of commission for a week with a nasty case of [[ExtremeOmnivore food poisoning]]
* BurningWithAnger: Quite often.
* ButtMonkey: Of all people, he's one in the Eclipse Spirit arc, including getting sent flying multiple times.
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler: Abel to Zeref Dragneel's Cain. While Natsu is still clueless of his relation to Zeref, he definitely a force for good who treasures family links and companionship, while Zeref is hell-bent on eradicating mankind.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: Standard for the series and for Shonen protagonists.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm all fired up"--which he says in basically every fight he's in.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: In one omake, it is shown that he can uproot an entire tree by himself.
* ChasteHero: [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. Most of the time, he remains oblivious to the embarrassment of seeing naked women or them seeing him naked, but there are exceptions such as when he tries to peep at the girls in the hot springs or when he gets a little embarrassed at seeing Gildarts' magazines.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Apparently had this with Lisanna in the anime before she was killed some time before the series began. Later she's revealed in the Edolas arc to be alive after all, and she gives no shortage of affection to him once they are reunited for real. However, this has been subverted because ever since their reunion they haven't interacted at all.
* ClothingDamage: [[MrFanservice Not that he wore much to begin with]]...
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Doesn't seem to understand why Lucy would be annoyed with him peeking at her in the shower, among other things.
* CovertPervert: Wanted to peek at Lucy while she was in the shower, has a habit of hiding in her bed, and in the first OVA, tried to peek at the girls swimming, only to find Makarov swimming.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He doesn't seem very intelligent, but he is a genius in a fight, constantly improvising new ways to beat tougher oponnents.
* DeadlyUpgrade: Eating any kind of magic besides fire, such as Etherion, activates "[[SuperMode Dragon Force]]", making him far more powerful, but with severe after-effects. Activating it more naturally gets rid of the after-effects.
** Laxus 'gave' Natsu lightning, which while draining him at the time, eventually ended up making Natsu that much more destructive.
** [[spoiler:He manages to activate Dragon Force on his own during Chapter 411.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: In the earliest chapters of the manga, he has a few funny snark moments with Lucy, who he treats more like an annoying newcomer. Once Lucy becomes more acclimatized to Fairy Tail, Natsu and Lucy's roles are switched.
** He has more moments of snark in Creator/FUNimation's dub.
* {{Determinator}}: While a typical Fairy Tail trait, Natsu takes this to some rather extreme levels. Eventually, Gildarts [[KnowWhenToFoldEm calls him out on this]] because [[RealityEnsues it will get Natsu killed if he keeps it up.]]
* DesignatedVillain: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in order to help Mystogan unite Edolas after everyone starts freaking out over what they think to be TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: His seiyuu sings the opening of the [=OVA=]s. It's a duet with Gray's.
* DragonRider: In the battle against Future Rogue, he rides Atlas Flame.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Dragon Slayer magic. [[InformedAbility It can supposedly]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment slay dragons]]. Not that we doubt it, seeing what Natsu can do. Oddly, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he was taught this magic by a dragon, Igneel]].
* {{Expy}}:
** Take [[RaveMaster Haru Glory]], swap the sword for fire powers, turn BoisterousBruiser UpToEleven until it becomes HotBlooded, and replace "I need to find my dad" with "I need to find the dragon who is more or less my dad". Basically speaking, it's [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic turning]] [[MeaningfulName Spring into Summer]].
** His fighting style and appearance are also similar to [[RaveMaster Let]].
** Between his BoisterousBruiser-ishness and his {{Determinator}}ism, combined with his childishness outside of battle, and it's easy to see that Natsu has a lot in common with [[Manga/DragonBall Goku]].
** [[spoiler: As of the end([[IncrediblyLamePun heh]]) of the Tartaros arc, he also has definite elements of of [[Manga/{{Devilman}} Ryo Asuka]]. Both are [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils rulers of demons]], who [[AmnesiacDissonance lost their memories]], and though themselves to be humans. With Ryo proving to be {{Satan}}, and Natsu being [[SatanicArchetype the Guild Master of Tartaros, E.N.D.]] ]]
* ExtremeOmnivore: While it's supposedly natural for him to try to eat fire, he has eaten a burning piece of paper, molten metal, ''lightning'', and Etherion. The latter two have side effects that show that actually being an ExtremeOmnivore is a bad idea for Natsu.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Post-TimeSkip, at least until halfway through the Grand Magic Games arc.
* FearlessFool: However, thanks to his fight with Gildarts, Gildarts teaches him a much-needed lesson on feeling fear, which he takes to heart.
* FeedItWithFire: Regains stamina from eating any flames he did not generate himself.
* FieryRedhead: His hair is more pink than red, but he's the most HotBlooded character in the team.
* FierySalamander: Obviously, his AnimalMotifs.
* {{Fireballs}}: Two of his techniques, specifically, Fire Dragon's Roar and, in the anime, Fire Dragon's Brilliant Flame make use of this.
* FriendToAllChildren: He has a warm, brotherly relationship with Wendy and Romeo, and intentionally throws a play match with Asuka so he can pacify her as her servant for a day in an omake, even deliberately making her think she took down a bandit by herself.
* FutureMeScaresMe: Used in practically the most literal sense possible in the third OVA. He claims to have met some kind of maniac and ended up getting a [[ScarsAreForever scar on his neck was he was a kid, which has forever traumatized him. Said maniac was actually his present self who was sent back in time and disguised beyond recognition, and was actually beating his past self up because he lost to Gray in a fight. Past!Natsu ended up scratching his own neck in the process.]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Whenever he is pissed, his faced becomes shadowed while his eyes glow [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]].
* GoalInLife: To find Igneel, which [[spoiler:finally comes true after 14 years. After Igneel's death, he has a new goal now: kill Acnologia.]]
* GoodIsNotSoft: Any villain who crosses the line or hits a BerserkButton of his will feel his wrath.
* TheHero: Lucy's TheProtagonist and Erza's TheLeader, but Natsu is the traditional hero, especially on Fairy Tail's team in the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games arc]].
* HeroicBSOD: A bit ambiguous. His words in chapter 434 could imply that he ''did'' fall into one after the events of Tartaros: "That bond was all I needed to keep me afloat!" However, given the wording, and context of his speech, it's safe to assume he successfully overcame it.
* HeroicRROD: Natsu normally eats fire to keep his strength up in battle. But he achieves an even higher form of power called "Dragon Force" when he eats magical substances that contain multiple elements other than fire, such as Etherion. Once the effects wear off, he falls sick for up to a few days at a time.
** Directly eating other individual magical elements, such as Laxus' lightning magic, allows him to combine the properties of that element with his fire magic. But since they're not fire, he falls sick all the same. Once he unlocks his [[PowerUp Second Origin, however, he is able to activate that other magic as he pleases without the negative side effects.]]
* HotBlooded: His fire magic feeds on his emotions, so it's only natural.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Repeatedly gets angry at other guild members for [[spoiler:going off and doing their own thing after Fairy Tail disbands]], despite the fact that he did pretty much the exact same without any warning thing right before [[spoiler:the guild disbanded]]. {{Lampshaded}} repeatedly by Lucy.
** In his defense however, Natsu didn't ''know'' that [[spoiler:the guild was going to disband before he went on his journey]]. Doesn't change the fact that he's a hypocrite but you can cut him some slack as he probably thought Lucy would be fine on her own as she had the other guild members to take care of her.
* IdiotHero: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. He's frequently shown to be quite intelligent, but the combination of being HotBlooded, [[RaisedByWolves raised by a dragon]], and spending most of his time in a guild full of wizards who sometimes have [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} a strange way of viewing the world]] means that he can across as one rather frequently. He also has some problems with the idea of "think before you act". He is, however, often the first to notice if something's off because he is one of the more perceptive characters and has keen senses (particularly smell).
* IHatePastMe: In the third OVA, he beats his past self up because he lost to Gray in a fight.
** but that's nothing compared to him being originaly [[spoiler: E.N.D.]]
* TheIllegible: Lucy comments that his handwriting [[spoiler:in his goodbye letter]] is pretty horrible.
* ImageSong: ''Blaze Up'', ''Kizuna Darou'', and ''Eternal Fellows''. ''Itsumo Zenkaida'' is a duet with Happy.
* IncendiaryExponent: His spice of choice for his food is fire itself.
* InfernalRetaliation[=/=]NoSell: Any time anyone tries to shoot fire at him. [[GenreSavvy Totomaru]] is so far the only one to figure out how to turn the tables on him, when he shoots fire that smells (and tastes) like burning garbage.
** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] against Zancrow. He can eat Natsu's flames, but Natsu can't eat his. At first.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: He frequently offends Lucy when he tries to comfort or compliment her.
* IWillFindYou: To Igneel. Also in the anime, he promised Lisanna to find her if she ever went missing.
* {{Keet}}: Small in comparison to rivals Gray, Gajeel, and Laxus, hyperactive and impulsive, and most definitely loud.
* KickTheDog: Every time he does this it's ''always'' PlayedForLaughs.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: His specialty. He ''crushes'' any villain who angers him enough.
* KungFuWizard: To the dismay of a pair of regular martial artists.
* LargeHam: Constantly shouting.
* LeeroyJenkins: Is impatient and overly-enthusiastic, so he likes to chase off the enemies on his own.
* LightningBruiser: While not the fastest in the guild, he's quick and packs a punch. However, thats only when gets serious. He becomes much more agile when he eats lightning and his attacks become even more destructive.
* LightningFireJuxtaposition: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* MakeMeWannaShout: while his [[BreathWeapon Fire Dragon's Roar]] doesn't count he attacks Cobra by giving an actual dragon's roar
* ManChild: Assuming he's over seventeen.
* ManlyTears: When Erza is about to sacrifice herself and [[spoiler:after he finally sees Igneel again.]]
* MeaningfulName: Natsu means "summer", hence [[PlayingWithFire his element]].
* MesACrowd: He gets turned into an army of miniature versions of himself (all of whom even bicker with each other) as the result of one of Gildarts's attacks.
* MoodWhiplash: Goes from crying ManlyTears to being incredibly angry and demanding answers [[spoiler:after Igneel's reappearance. Given the [[HeWasRightThereAllAlong circumstances]], you can hardly blame him.]]
* MrFanservice: His usual attire consists of a waistcoat that ''always'' exposes his toned and muscular body, not to mention how many times he [[TheCoatsAreOff gets rid of it]] and evolves into a ShirtlessScene.
* MysteriousPast: Nothing is really known about his past before he met Igneel, or how Igneel even found him. More questions also arise from the fact that [[spoiler: Zeref knows him, but Natsu doesn't.]]
** [[spoiler: As of chapter 436, we know that Zeref knows Natsu because Natsu is his younger brother, who he revived as E.N.D. We still don't know how he ended up with Igneel, however.]]
* NiceMeanAndInBetween: The In-Between (HotBlooded, destructive, and reckless) of Fairy Tail's first-generation Dragon Slayers.
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: Takes many deadly attacks from enemies, only to overpower them with sheer tenacity. This includes an attack that was meant to ''wipe him from existence.'' '''''[[spoiler: Twice!]]'''''
* TheNoseKnows: Like all dragon slayers, he has a very keen sense of smell.
* NoShirtLongJacket: His trademark vest doesn't cover much, though he actually does wear shirts and jackets from time to time. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he doesn't get cold due to his magic.
* NoSocialSkills: At first, all he was interested in was fighting. He slowly gets better after the TimeSkip.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler: At first he doesn't want help against Mard Geer, it becomes serious when he asks Sting and Rogue to help him.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: In search of Igneel since he disappeared. Also the question of why he was being raised by a dragon to begin with has yet to come up
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Destroys a town in his very first appearance, and everything around him in general. [[BrickJoke All Fairy Tail wizards do this]], but he is ''by far'' the worst.
** Uses this to his advantage at the climax of the Tower of Heaven arc: the BigBad completely outclasses him so he decides to just destroy the mile tall crystal he needs for his plans, while [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] that he's the most destructive wizard in Fairy Tail
* PlayingWithFire: His magic's main ability.
* RaisedByWolves: He is rather ignorant of how the real world works sometimes, mostly in the "[[ChasteHero girls]]" department, due to his upbringing by Igneel, a dragon.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: Fire Dragon's Sword Edge. In fact, this is usually his default strategy.
* RapidfireFisticuffs: His ''Guren Karyū Ken'' (Crimson Lotus: Fire Dragon's Fist).
* RedBaron: "Salamander". That's what some of his enemies who are familiar with him call him.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When he gets dangerous.
* RocketPunch: ''Fire Dragon's Elbow'' forms a jet booster at said elbow, driving the fist forward with extreme force. Notable for being just about the only non-mechanical example in existence.
* RunningGag: His severe motion sickness.
** Turns into {{Foreshadowing}} when it turns out that any other Dragon Slayers except Wendy all have this too... Sting thinks it's a mark of a true Dragon Slayer.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: One of his trademarks. He received it from Igneel, and he is very attached to it.
** It also [[BigBad protects him from]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Zeref's]] [[WalkingWasteland Death Magic]].
* ScarsAreForever: Has one on his neck. According to the third OVA, he accidentally scratched himself as a child while trying to fend off his future (i.e. present) self).
** [[spoiler: [[http://img.mangastream.to/manga/fairy-tail/346/010.png Also gained an X shaped scar after]] [[http://img.mangastream.to/manga/fairy-tail/326/Fairy%20Tail%20326%20-%20page%2014.png Future Rogue did this.]] ]]
* ScreamingWarrior: Shounen protagonist, what do you expect?
** Tends to open and/or close fights with [[BreathWeapon Fire Dragon's Roar]].
* ScrewDestiny: After Rogue states that he has to kill Lucy because she will somehow prevent the gates to the Eclipse Cannon to use it against the dragons that threaten to ravage the kingdom, Natsu declares that he will burn that fate away and protect Lucy.
* SealedGoodInACan:[[spoiler: Doubles as SealedBadassInACan as Igneel was always inside of Natsu ever since he left.]]
* ShamefulStrip: He's stripped naked when he's captured by Tartarus.
* ShamelessFanserviceGuy: In [[FuroScene Chapter 416.5]], when Erza calls Natsu to heat up the women's bath, Natsu nonchalantly walks in stark naked, completely unconcerned of the embarrassment of every woman (except Erza and Mavis) in the room.
* ShipTease: Notably with Lucy, Lisanna and even Erza on occasion. The anime plays things up with Lisanna even more, including their interactions with each other post-reunion. It's clear the anime developers are pro-[=NaLi=]. He also has argubly [[HoYay some moments with Gray]], which was further teased by [[https://twitter.com/hiro_mashima/status/382425651313004544/photo/1 Mashima himself on his Twitter account.]]
* ShockAndAwe: After Laxus transfers his magic power to Natsu during their battle against Hades. From that point onward, Natsu is able to activate "Lightning-Flame Dragon Mode", which lets him combine electrical attacks with his fire attacks for even more destructive power.
* ShutUpHannibal: When he punches Jellal for ranting about how Simon's HeroicSacrifice was futile in its efforts to save him and Erza.
* SignatureMove: Fire Dragon's Iron Fist and Crimson Lotus Blade (which later becomes electrified thanks to his power up)
* SkywardScream: While swearing vengeance against [[spoiler: Acnologia after he kills Igneel.]]
-->'''Natsu''': "I will live on! I will get stronger! And I'm gonna grind [[spoiler:Acnologia's ass into dragon dust!]]
* SlasherSmile: He sports this on occasions.
* SleepCute: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Lucy.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: While YMMV on if Natsu or Lucy is the main character, Natsu often ends up somehow taking the spotlight away from other characters in their own story arcs. Whats unusual is that other character hand the spotlight. In the Tower of Heaven Arc, he fights Jellal for example, after making a promise to Simon, and in the Sirius Island Arc, he battles Hades because Laxus tells him too.
* SpiritedCompetitor: Definitely qualifies, seeing how he loves to pick fights with Erza and Gildarts. He gets to fight the latter during the Sirius Island arc, which makes him ecstatic.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Natsu's last name, "Dragneel", sounds just like a combination of "Dragon" and "Igneel" - is it any wonder he ended up being raised by that very same dragon? [[spoiler: Not to mention, his older brother Zeref Dragneel also knew Igneel, and currently has a connection with the Dragon Acnologia.]]
* SuperMode: Dragon Force and later Lightning-Fire Dragon Mode.
* TearsOfFear: He breaks down after only being ''glared'' at by Gildarts during the Sirius Island arc.
* TheBattleDidntCount: Said towards Laxus as he had to use outside help (Gajeel) to beat him. Laxus, by this point having mellowed out, agrees.
* ThemeNaming: Hiro Mashima's lead ''always'' gets a season-based name. His means "Summer", the warmest of the seasons and reflective of his hot-blooded nature as well as his magic.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: At times, he can form this with Gajeel and Wendy, and plays the role of [[TheHero The Hero]].
* TookALevelInBadAss: Every time a new arc comes around, Natsu's strength continues to improve and enemies he struggled with previously are easily swept aside when bigger and more serious threats approach. Also, his rivalry with Gildarts plays this trope straight as during his first appearances, Natsu could only move Gildarts a couple of feet back with his most powerful move. Cue a few months of training and he can push him a considerable amount of distance back.
** [[spoiler: After Natsu comes back from his one year of training, he has shown *leaps* of improvement as he one shotted [[CurbStompBattle Bluenote]] and has now defeated a '''war god''' with a single punch. Many fans even speculate that he can now give Gildarts a run for his money. ]]
* TrashOfTheTitans: His house.
* {{Troll}}: Sometimes he likes to anger his friends on purpose.
* TrueCompanions: He is a dead-serious believer in this.
* {{Tsundere}}: When he was a child, he acted like this towards Lisanna sometimes.
* TsurimeEyes: One of Gray's many insulting nicknames for him.
* UnstoppableRage: His magic increases in strength with the strength of his emotions; getting him entirely pissed off is ''not'' the best idea.
* UseYourHead: He did it once or twice.
** He has two headbutt attacks. They are not normal, he flies towards the enemy while he's wreathed in flames. ''Karyu no Kenkaku'' and ''Shiranui Gata: '''Guren Hōō Ken'''''.
* VagueAge: He's one of the few members of the guild whose age is unknown. He's likely somewhere between 17 and 19.
** Adding to the confusion was Freed's barriers during the Fighting Festival arc, which prevented passage of anyone who was either TakenForGranite (like the guild's girls that Evergreen had petrified) or over the age of 80 (which trapped [[BadassGrandpa Makarov]]). Natsu and Gajeel could't pass through either, and they certainly weren't petrified though WordOfGod has stated that neither Natsu or Gajeel are over 80.
*** Later revealed that [[spoiler:Igneel, who is well over 400 years old, was inside of Natsu this whole time]], finally explaining why Natsu couldn't pass through the barrier.
*** Revealed that Natsu is actually [[spoiler: almost 400 years old, a fact that is so far unknown to him, as he is Zeref Dragneel's dead brother brought back to life as a demon powered by Etherious, hence the name E.N.D]].
* VillainProtagonist: Subversion example during a near end of Edolas. [[spoiler:But, turns out foreshadowing his deeper origins 400 years ago when he was revived into Etherious by his older brother]].
* VolleyingInsults: Usually with Gray.
* WeaksauceWeakness: His motion sickness, which is a weakness shared by all Dragon Slayers when their magic reaches a certain stage of development. It is sensitive enough to activate if a human being carries him, or if he is on a stationary raft. [[CurseEscapeClause Only traveling by Happy seems to be able to circumvent this]]--also that one Legion in Edolas--his reason being he considers Happy and the Legion to be friends, not transportation.
* WhamLine: After he successfully damages one of Future Rogue's dragons, something even ''Makarov'' was unable to do.
--> '''Natsu:''' "It's called Dragon Slaying magic for a reason! Seven dragons! Seven Dragon Slayers!"
** It started his RousingSpeech and showed he isn't that "stupid".
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Many of his battles have him trying to figure out how to beat an opponent who can counter his usual style, and he ends up winning by new applications of the same style. Noticeably, he ''can'' use other spells, such as transformation magic as shown in an omake chapter--he just doesn't.
* TheWorfEffect: He often struggles/loses against the ArcVillain's underlings and extremely powerful wizards, thus keeping him from becoming an InvincibleHero, most notably against Fukurou and Aria. Laxus and Erza have also beaten him a few times. This may be because he doesn't fight quite as seriously as he should against these guys, but when much more is on the line, which especially happens against an arc's BigBad, [[LetsGetDangerous that's when he gets serious]].
** More often then not the EliteMooks exploit a weakness of his ([[WeaksauceWeakness travel sickness]] or [[LeeroyJenkins recklessness]]) or are simply better suited to fighting him (Zancrow) while he fights a BigBad that has been weakened by his friends and gets a nifty power-up couretesy of [[ExtremeOmnivore eating something]] [[HeroicRROD he probably shouldn't have eaten]].
** Additionally, Natsu often treats his fights with technically inferior opponents more as games than real, actively-threatening encounters. Since his magic power is directly related to how mad or emotional he is, he often isn't in the proper mood until suitably threatened.
* WouldHitAGirl: After all, Natsu is a SpiritedCompetitor and if he thinks one of his rivals can give him a good battle, he probably doesn't even notice their gender. For example, Erza, the strongest female member of Fairy Tail, is the person he has probably challenged to a fight the most times. It [[FridgeBrilliance makes perfect sense]] considering Natsu grew up alongside women like [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Demon"]] Mirajane and [[MemeticBadass "Titania"]] Erza.
* WreathedInFlames: His [[BurningWithAnger Flames of Emotion]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair" His hair in pink, though it's actually a mild case of AdaptationDyeJob, as in the manga his hair is a slightly duller, redder color (but still pink).
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:He swears vengeance against Acnologia for killing Igneel.]]
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: You really wouldn't. If Natsu is taking a fight serious, he's probably really pissed.
* ZeroApprovalGambit: Passes himself off as the Great Demon Lord Dragneel responsible for [[TheMagicGoesAway the loss of magic in Edolas, which causes its residents to mistake it for]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the end of the world]], all so that Mystogan can defeat him and avert a mass panic.
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[[folder:Lucy Heartfilia]]
!!Lucy Heartfilia
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AyaHirano (JP), Creator/CheramiLeigh (EN)
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The main female protagonist of the series, Lucy is a celestial wizard who uses magical Gatekeys to summon celestial spirits from another world to fight alongside her. She was born into a wealthy family, but the death of her mother drove a wedge between her and her strict father, eventually culminating with her running away from home to join Fairy Tail. She gets her wish when she bumps into Natsu, though her new guild's insane antics prove to be more than she can handle at times.
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* ActionGirl: [[BadassOnPaper No, really. She actually wins most of her fights]]. She's just not as itching to fight as some other folks are. She also relies less on her celestial spirits and more on her agility and [[WhipItGood whip]] than you might expect. Then after the second time skip[[note]] If you don't count the three month one[[/note]] she gains the ability to apply her spirits abilities to herself, giving her a huge boost in Melee ability.
* AdultFear: During her battle with [[EvilRedhead Flare]] [[{{Trying To Catch Me Fighting Dirty}} Corona]], Flare uses [[InnocentBystander Asuka Connell]] as a hostage and tells Lucy not to do anything lest [[WouldHurtAChild something happens to the little girl]].
* AllergicToLove: Every time the topic of romance and relationships for her comes up, Lucy becomes overly anxious and flustered.
* AllUpToYou: [[spoiler:The only member of Fairy Tail, minus an injured Wendy, to not be caught by Marde's Plutogrim.]]
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: Her Keys which make their user capable of summoning powerful allies to fight beside them. Taken even further after the second time-skip when Lucy gains the ability to not only summon her spirits but to give herself their magic too.
* ApocalypseMaiden: ZigZagged. She is singled out for Arcadios' Eclipse Plan in the Grand Magic Games arc, but according to Arcadios, it entails using all twelve Zodiac keys to open a gateway to the past and kill Zeref before he became immortal. Then it turns out that as long as she's alive, she will somehow prevent the gates to the Eclipse Cannon to use it against the dragons that threaten to ravage the kingdom. And then it turns out that Eclipse is the thing that brought the whole world to ruins in the first place. And she's the only one that can stop the destruction of the world, basically meaning that she is the key to protecting the world itself.
** Played straight in the Key of the Starry Heavens {{filler}} arc, where she's used to trigger a doomsday device due to her being a celestial wizard.
* AscendedFangirl: From a big fangirl of Fairy Tail to a member in good standing and one of those who could qualify as TheHeart of the guild (in the anime) in just half a year. Not bad at all [[OvershadowedByAwesome for a rookie wizard, even if her combat ability does not compare well to some of those who have been in the guild since their childhood]].
* {{Badass}}: Not as overwhelmingly powerful as her comrades, but becomes a very competent fighter over the course of the series. Among other feats of badassery, she survives a vicious attack from Gajeel, performs at least two Unison Raids when even one is unlikely to be achieved in a mage's lifetime, defeats an entire minor guild, and manages to ''kill'' Jackal in the Tartarus arc.
** And if that wasn't badass enough, after the one year timeskip, she accepted Natsu's invitation to spar without the slightest hesitance. Turns out, she had good reason not to back down, as she now has the ability to employ her Spirits powers as her own, granting her super strength, Water magic, Light magic, Earth magic, with more yet to be revealed.
* BadassAdorable: A fangirl of Fairy Tail who gets a bit star-struck, but is still a competent wizard.
* BadassBookworm: She's pretty smart, the Daybreak arc being a good example. Also, she's a writer. She was also given the task of figuring out the collected maps of the Sky Labyrinth during the [[TournamentArc Great Magic Tournament]].
* BadassOnPaper: Her list of accomplishments is actually quite impressive. Though most of it is exaggerated in-series, she's is a highly accomplished Celestial Wizard who even made the Celestial King change his mind due to her intense friendship with Loke and all her Celestial Spirits, and even [[spoiler:summoned the King himself]].
* BareYourMidriff: Primarily her attire after Sirius Island.
* BatDeduction: She somehow correctly deduces where Master Mavis' grave is located in the Sirius Island arc, despite the fact that her logic involves a WikiWalk through a series of extremely loosely related words (at one point she claims it is suspicious that the word "demise" has two e's).
* BathingBeauty: [[MsFanservice Constantly]].
* BathtubBonding: With Cana.
* BigDamnHeroes: Saves Love & Lucky from a Dark Guild all by herself and later [[spoiler:summons the Celestial Spirit King, destroying Plutogrim and freeing Fairy Tail from Alegria.]]
* BreakTheCutie: Often during the Grand Magic Games arc. Every antagonistic woman on any of the other teams seems to be out to get her.
** During the Tartaros arc, she was traumatized after [[spoiler: losing Aquarius via HeroicSacrifice]].
* BrownEyes: A kind, down to earth person with big, brown eyes.
* ButtMonkey: Prior to CharacterDevelopment. Though she does tend to get knocked around by her guildmates from time to time.
* CallingTheOldManOut:
** When she finds out he had hired Phantom Lord to bring her home, nearly getting her guild destroyed in the process. Done again later when he reappears bankrupt and demands 100,000 Jewel from her, [[RichInDollarsPoorInSense only to later realize he was just asking for money for a carriage ride to work and grossly overestimated the cost]].
** Before that she called out the Celestial King for his punishment of Loke.
* CatGirl: In the Fairy Hills and the fourth OVA.
* CelibateHeroine: So far, though mostly it just seems like the right romance hasn't presented itself to her, rather than being opposed to the idea as a whole.
** While she doesn't actively seek out romance, she ''is'' a sucker for it, judging from the few times Natsu has been [[ShipperOnDeck inadvertently romantic]] with her, she wouldn't pass up the opportunity.
* CharacterTics: Tends to puff up her cheeks when she is annoyed or impatient.
* TheChick: Arguably has the least raw power out of the human members of Team Natsu, treats her spirits exceptionally well, doesn't like fighting, and is very caring towards those she meets.
* ClothingDamage: Often.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Defeats much of the entire Naked Mummy guild by herself.
* {{Cool Key}}s: How she opens the gates to the Celestial Spirit World.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: The magical world views her as this.
* CowardlyLion: She ''hates'' being stuck in the middle of a battle, and she'll run from trouble if she gets the chance, but she'll step up if someone else is in danger.
* DamselInDistress: During the Phantom Lord arc. Noticeably, she's rescued rather quickly.
* DamselOutOfDistress: It's no easy feat to kidnap her or restrain her and she might get out before her guild mates arrive to save her.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: She along with Erza is the series main source of Fanservice.
* DiscardAndDraw: [[spoiler:One chapter after she loses her ability to summon Aquarius, the Spirit King gives her the former's water powers.]]
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Her seiyuu sings the [=OVA=]'s ending.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: In the anime, [[{{Bookworm}} Levy]] wouldn't mind seeing her butt. Erza as well.
* {{Expy}}: To Elie from ''Manga/RaveMaster'', particularly in terms of her clothing.
** And also to [[{{Hellsing}} Seras Victoria]] considering that they both are blonde, have large breasts, serve as audience proxies for their respective shows, and sometimes act like the only sane people in groups of crazies. Also, some might find similarities between [[spoiler: Minerva's NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Lucy]] and [[spoiler: Zorin's MindRape on Seras followed by her grotesque mutilation]]. At least [[spoiler:Minerva apologized to Lucy after her HeelFaceTurn. Wheras Zorin died horribly.]] Plus, both characters definitely TookALevelInBadass as their respective animes went on and yet still remained {{Nice Girl}}s.
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Deals Mary a devastating, and well deserved "Lucy Punch" to the stomach.
* FashionableAsymmetry: But just with her hair.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: The celestial spirits often make note of how kind she is to them, even going so far as to think of them as her fellow human beings, due to the rather harsh treatment they often get from other summoners. At least four different Zodiac spirits have sought her out because their original contracts were broken and they knew how kind she is.
* ForgivenButNotForgotten: [[spoiler: Lucy forgave Natsu for leaving her and the guild behind after the battle against Tartaros for a year. However, she will not let him forget it]]
* GirlishPigtails: Almost always after she changes her clothes. Becomes her standard look after returning from Sirius Island. She changes her hair back during the Magic Games.
* GottaCatchEmAll: Not in the traditional sense, but out of the (probable) thousands and thousands of summoning keys there are, only ''twelve'' of them are "Golden Celestial Keys." So far, she has ten of them, the only ones she doesn't own being Libra and Pisces. The interesting thing about this is, she has three when the series starts, and only actively seeks out ''one''. The rest ask to join her. However, when Yukino tries to give her the keys, she refuses them.
* GratuitousFrench: Her "Fleuve d'Útoiles" whip's name means "River of Stars".
* GroinAttack: Pulls this on [[ArcVillain Jose]]. He understandably becomes upset about it.
* HairDecorations: She usually has a ribbon or a bow in her hair.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: One of the kindest characters in the series.
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: To Loke and Natsu.
* HelpYourselfInThePast: In the third OVA, Lucy goes back in time with her friends and stops a runaway horse-drawn carriage with a little girl inside. Unbeknownst to her, the little girl is her past self, who never notices it was her future self who saved her. The only glimpse she gets of her savior is the Fairy Tail guildmark on her hand, ultimately inspiring Lucy to join Fairy Tail in the first place, [[FridgeLogic and perhaps even to put the mark on her own hand.]]
* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler:breaking Aquarius' key to summon the Spirit King, thus permanently losing the ability to summon said spirit]], all she can do is lay on the ground and clutch what's left of [[spoiler:Aquarius' key]] for dear life, crying her poor heart out. She doesn't even seem to notice she's being attacked until after [[spoiler:a shield of water springs up out of nowhere.]]
* HeroicSeductress: Subverted. She does make attempts at seduction but they often fail miserably.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Lucy isn't nearly as confident in her fighting abilities as she should be, though she does manage to get over any doubts once the fighting actually starts.
* HollywoodDateless: Aquarius constantly teases her about her lack of a boyfriend.
* HotterAndSexier: Lucy had always been a MsFanservice in the series, but this becomes more obvious after the time-skip, where she was given skimpier clothes as her regular attire and a [[GirlishPigtails hairstyle]] that makes her look sexier as well. The ArtEvolution helps a lot too.
* ImageSong: ''Open the Gate'' and ''Happy Holiday''.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Summoning the [[spoiler:''Celestial Spirit King'']], which can only be done by someone who can summon [[spoiler:''three'' Celestial Spirits at once]], an act itself that requires a very large amount of magic power.
* InformedAttribute: Almost all of the female cast have the ''[[WorldOfBuxom same breast size]]'', Lucy included. But what makes it fits this trope is that Lucy's breasts are the only ones mentioned, most parodied and regarded as the biggest of all in-universe for some reason.
* InstantCosplaySurprise: A RunningGag is that she often ends up in a cosplay outfit at a most unfortunate moment.
* InvisibleStreaker: In a filler episode. When she finally gets to the guild to ask for help, Natsu, who finds her by following her scent, finds a much more [[ThanksForTheMammary standard]] area to grab her.
* JustFriends: Poor Lucy has it hard. Mirajane teases Lucy about either being with Natsu or Gray in an omake, Juvia is convinced that Lucy is after Gray, and Happy teases Lucy about being with Loke during the Fantasia arc. Ironically, she's a CelibateHeroine.
* KamehameHadoken[=/=]WaveMotionGun: Urano Metria.
* KickChick: "[[{{Anticlimax}} Lucy KICK]]!!!" and "Lucy Fire."
* LonelyRichKid: Her backstory. Also why she ran away from home.
* LosingAShoeInTheStruggle: Happens to almost everyone in the series, but Lucy takes it UpToEleven. Ever since the Edolas arc, Lucy seems to lose her shoes at least once per arc. In both the Edolas and Grand Magic Games arcs she gets a new pair afterwards, only to lose ''those'' too. Oddly enough, she's even shown barefoot on the cover of Volume 27, [[CoversAlwaysLie even though that arc is the only one where she manages to keep her shoes.]]
* LoveRevelationEpiphany: When Mirajane gets into Lucy's head the idea that Natsu might like her, Lucy suddenly becomes very nervous around him and even starts to fantasize about a relationship with him. When she thinks he is going to confess, she decides to turn him down, yet dolls herself up. After Natsu reveals he only wanted to see Lucy because he needed Virgo to dig a hole, Lucy becomes disappointed and slaps him.
* MadeOfIron: She might not be as able to dish out damage as the other members of her FiveManBand, but holy hell, can she take it. Since joining Fairy Tail, she's been beaten, strangled, and humiliated by people far stronger than her--the latest of which being not one, but ''two'' brutal beatdowns in the Grand Magic Games--and she just keeps coming back for more.
* MakingASplash: Whenever she summons Aquarius, though it's more like a tsunami than a splash...
** [[spoiler:She personally gains Aquarius's water powers courtesy of the Spirit King after summoning him by breaking Aquarius' key, allowing her to NoSell Jackal's curse.]]
* MaleGaze: In the anime, when Gemini-Lucy seduces Taurus, we see the other part of Lucy that can be used for {{Fanservice}}.
* MeaningfulName: Arguably. Lucy means "light bringer," and there have been times when she's lived up to the spirit of her name.
* MsFanservice: A large-breasted blonde who consistently wears skimpy outfits, carries a [[WhipItGood whip]], is frequently subject to ClothingDamage, almost always fights [[DesignatedGirlFight other women]], is often depicted in [[CosplayOtakuGirl cosplay outfits]] and sometimes [[{{Meido}} maid costumes]], is occasionally captured and [[BoundAndGagged tied up]], and is commonly drawn from provocative angles or with emphasis on suggestive body parts, most recently her feet. Basically, think of a form of {{Fetish}}. Lucy either embodies it or has had or will have it happen to her, much to her great embarrassment (almost) every time.
* MostWritersAreWriters: She's writing a book, though she claims to be an amateur. She lets Levy read it due to her own book interests.
** She also writes a 'journal' about her adventures with the guild, in the form of letters to her MissingMom.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: She's treated this way occasionally by some members of the guild, though this is primarily PlayedForLaughs just in comedy scenes. When things actually get serious, the guild is more than willing to go to bat for Lucy, as they have shown multiple times. Natsu can get especially protective of her, most notably if she is hurt or made to cry.
* MyFutureSelfAndMe: She meets her future self who came to warn everyone about a BadFuture. Her future self ends up pulling a TakingTheBullet to save her from future Rogue and [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dies in her arms.]]
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Several times to varying degrees, but it's especially funny when a naked Lucy is [[ItMakesSenseInContext thrown through the sky and]] [[ShipTease smack into Natsu]].
* {{Narrator}}: She plays this role from time to time in the manga, with rectangular boxes exposing her point of view on the story and anticipating important events.
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: With her father. Particularly tragic in this instance, as he had really cleaned up his act before his death and tried to be a better father even while she was missing for seven years. Plus, even though she does make amends and leave on good terms with him the last time they meet, Lucy never has the chance to actually tell him she loves him until after reading his last letter to her.
* NiceGirl: She is a loyal friend in the face of danger like all Fairy Tail members, but she's generally also one of the kinder and gentler members in day-to-day life, which is probably why she quickly became well-liked in the guild. She provides a bit of a contrast between Natsu's hot-blooded recklessness, Gray's standoffish-ness, and Erza's stern leadership. Not that she's a saint - it's possible to [[BerserkButton piss her off]], just like with everybody else, and at the very beginning of the series, she was a bit vain and slightly petty.
** In the Oracion Seis arc, she declared that she'd give her life to see her Celestial Spirits happy. In the first episode of the Eclipse Celestial Spirits arc, she wore herself out by summoning each of her spirits to grant them a wish. Aquarius chides her for doing so, after she fell asleep from exhaustion.
* NotSoAboveItAll: She has her moments. Her first moment is ''before'' Erza actually makes an appearance.
* {{Ojou}}: She comes from a very wealthy family and was raised to be a proper lady.
* OnlySaneWoman: Though unlike most examples, she enjoys the sheer wackiness of her guild once she gets used to it. Most of the time, anyways.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Gets worse and worse over time until poor Lucy has been all but a passenger during the Tartaros arc while in earlier arcs she at least had the designated girl fight.
** [[spoiler: Until she ends up summoning the Celestial Spirit King, who destroys the Cube in its Plutogrim form with one attack. In fact, before she summoned the Spirit King, she was able to hold out admirably against three Tartaros demons, two of whom are members of the [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad 9 Demon Gates]], and flat-out defeats one of them.]]
* PantyShot: Not as often as you'd think, but it does happen.
* ParentalAbandonment: Her mom died seven years before the start of the story. Now, seven years after the story begins, her father has also died.
* PimpedOutDress: During the Fantasia parade, [[http://www.imagebam.com/image/29e4cf290657136 she wears]] a {{pink| means feminine}} dress with a frilled skirt, a bodice [[PrettyInMink bodice trimmed with white fur]], and a pink bow on the bodice.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: At the end of the Tartarus arc, [[spoiler:she finds a letter from Natsu and Happy in her room, saying they will be gone for a year for training. She chases after them, begging them to not leave her behind, since she would be lonely without them.]]
* PluckyGirl: She's a lot braver and tougher than people give her credit for.
* ThePowerOfLove: Loke claims this is why their bond is strong enough that he can summon himself without using up her magic power. She denies anything of the sort.
** Interestingly enough, this is also her interpretation of "The One Magic" that Hades seeks.
* PowerCopying: Post-second TimeSkip, she can access the magic of her Celestial Spirits for herself, giving her the ability to use their powers in combat.
* PowerTattoo: Acquiring Aquarius' water magic also gave Lucy a tattoo similar to Aquarius' across her collarbone. Post-second TimeSkip, using any of her Spirit's powers for herself gives her a tattoo of their sigil across the same area.
* ProudBeauty: She's proud of her good looks and is annoyed about how her "feminine wiles" never work to distract men.
* RapunzelHair: After the second TimeSkip, her hair is at least as long as Erza's.
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl: Well most of the time.
* TheRunaway: Types 1 and 2 combined. Her father is none too pleased, though Fairy Tail is rather fond of her and refuses to let her leave, even if they get killed protecting her.
* RunningGag: She usually finds someone waiting for her when she enters her house/a room in her house.
** A minor one involves her walking along the edge of the sidewalk near a river and being told by a fisherman that its dangerous. She nearly falls in a couple of times.
** A third one, relatively subtle, is that she tends to call blatant non-humans "persons", implying she thinks they are humans. She has done it with rabbits, dragons and Stellar Spirits among others (though in the latter case, it's also a sweet moment as the said spirits were used to being looked down upon as if they were objects without feelings).
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Has a tendency to do this. Early on she does this, and then complains when Natsu pulls a ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules when they are offered the reward they would've gotten anyways. Later on, she manages to convince the Celestial Spirit King that some rules are too harsh if they would allow an innocent person to die.
* SecretlyWealthy: Formerly. Her family lost all their fortune.
* ShesGotLegs: Rare is the occasion that Lucy is seen in long pants; it's usually a skirt or [[WhoWearsShortShorts shorts]].
* ShipTease: With Natsu, Gray, Loke and arguably [[LesYay Erza]].
** Taken UpToEleven with Natsu in the fourth OVA.
** Even moreso in an omake chapter when Asuka asks if she and Natsu kiss; she gets [[LuminescentBlush EXTREMELY]] [[HighPressureEmotion embarrassed]] about the whole conversation.
* {{Shorttank}}: At the start of the series. Nowadays, when Team Natsu actually has more female members than males (as noted at the TwoGirlsToATeam entry), she doesn't really fill this role anymore. Unless if you count her, Natsu and Happy as the absolutely most important members since they founded the team.
* ShoutOut: She gets her name from Music/TheBeatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
* ShowerOfAngst: In the Grand Magic Games arc, after getting her magic drained by Obra during her battle with Flare and getting laughed at by an entire audience of people.
* ShroudedInMyth: Many of Team Natsu's more spectacular deeds end up as being blamed solely on Lucy, and word gets out before she can shift the credit to someone else. The more badass things she ''does'' do are mostly only known to the celestial spirits she summons, though her defeating Bickslow and Angel are known to a select few wizards.
* SleevesAreForWimps: Most of her attire.
* SmugSuper: PlayedForLaughs during the Edolas arc when she's initially the only person capable of using magic.
* SpoiledSweet: Though she had a very privileged upbringing, she is one of the most openly compassionate characters in the series.
* SquishyWizard: Usually subverted, since she does have some skill in combat. However, she is still very vulnerable in physical combat. Her [[PowerCopying Star Dress]] ability after the second TimeSkip helps remedy this.
* StarPower: Her Urano Metria spell and spirits are based on the constellations.
* StraightMan: To Natsu.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her mother.
* SummonMagic: She's a very great summoner, though her magic reserves are low so summoning multiple spirits in a fight is more tiring for her than other wizards. At least until she achieves Second Origin.
* SuperStrength: When using her Taurus dress.
* SupportingProtagonist: Arguably the main character despite Natsu's [[TheHero heroic]] tendencies.
* TakeOurWordForIt: Apparently, Lucy's underwear is so sexy that it gets a HeadTiltinglyKinky reaction from everyone who sees it, especially Erza.
* TaremeEyes: To reflect her warm, friendly nature.
* TheTease: She even admits she puts effort into looking cute so she can be this.
* TenderTears: Often, and for good reason, as she usually ends up being singled out and relentlessly attacked by enemy guilds. The first time being when Fairy Tail went to war with Phantom Lord in her defense and won.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Raven Tail greets Fairy Tail by hospitalizing Wendy and subjecting Gray to a humiliating defeat at the Grand Magic Games. Lucy is ''not'' cool with stuff like that.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Erza's Tomboy, though this is only be comparasion. In-universe, she is seen as a {{Shorttank}}.
* TookALevelInBadass: She's a competent enough fighter to hold her own in a fight at the start of the series, but gradually becomes more badass with each spirit she obtains. Her levels also skyrocket a number of times:
** She temporarily summons all her spirits at once to prove a point across to the almighty Celestial Spirit King in the Loke arc.
** She gets her hands on the "Fleuve d'Útoiles" whip in the Edolas arc, giving her all sorts of mobility.
** As a result of her "[[PowerUp Second Origin]]" release, she gains the ability to not only summon two of her strongest spirits at the same time without getting tired, but also to combine their attacks, allowing her to put her enemies on the ropes in ways she was never able to do before.
** She's getting better in tactics as well. When she realizes that dismissing one of the spirits that [[TheAssimilator Franmalth]] has absorbed will send him into the Spirit World, forcing him to release them from his body, she then screams that [[spoiler: she's releasing Natsu, leading Franmalth to think he was another spirit and let him go as well. Cue CurbStompBattle from Natsu.]]
** [[spoiler: She became truly badass after summoning the Spirit King, who was so enraged that Tartarus made Lucy suffer, he gifted her with Aquarius's water based magical powers and allowed her to fight for, arguably, the first time at a level that rivals Natsu.]]
** [[spoiler:After the second TimeSkip, she's become perceptive enough about Magic Power to notice that Skull Millione was holding back, and that Natsu's firepower was now strong enough to pose a threat to the audience. She later agrees, with a confident grin, to spar with Natsu, after seeing him melt the [=GMG=] arena. Later still, it turns out she can use her Celestial Spirits' [[PowerCopying powers]] for herself]].
* TookALevelInKindness: It's subtle, but at the start of the series, she's something of a self-centered JerkWithAHeartOfGold who, while caring towards her spirits and friends, is more inclined to take jobs for the reward (mainly rent money) than actually helping people. Come the Grand Magic Games arc, when she's had plenty of experiences and collected ten of the twelve Zodiac keys, she becomes much more considerate of others. She even declines celestial wizard Yukino's offer to give Lucy the remaining two Zodiac keys until she feels Yukino is ready to part with them. In fact, Lucy [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] that if she were like the way she was when she first joined Fairy Tail, she would have taken the keys without question, [[GottaCatchEmAll just for the sake of having all twelve]].
* TownGirls: The Neither to Wendy's Femme and Erza's Butch.
* {{Tsundere}}: A bit of a Type B. Lucy's normally cute, flirty and light-hearted, but she can have a violent temper at times, especially when finding tresspassers in her house.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: Jude isn't very good looking. Lucy is.
* VaporWear: Chapter 379 shows Lucy, occasionally at least, does not wear a bra.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Happy and Juvia.
* WeakButSkilled: She's not all that strong physically, but she has the tendency to put whatever tools she has at her disposal to good use, and her quick thinking and wits have saved her on more than one occasion.
* WhipItGood: She carries a whip on her at all times in order to defend herself rather than using her spirits for the job instead.
** During the Edolas arc, she receives the "[[GratuitousFrench Fleuve d'Útoiles]]", a magical and extendable whip from Virgo, and shows that she can be quite awesome with it, even without a spirit at her side.
* WomanInWhite: Her attire towards the end of the Sirius Island arc, courtesy of Virgo.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Lucy finishes off Sherry with a clothesline during the Galuna Island arc.
* WreathedInFlames: [[HollywoodVoodoo Used by Natsu on Mr. Cursey with her hair attached to it to defeat Kain Hikaru]].
* YaoiFangirl: When Macao and Natsu [[HomoeroticSubtext have a moment]], Lucy [[CovertPervert lets out a small grin.]] Happy calls her out on it.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Usually after Virgo brings her clothes from the Celestial Spirit world. Becomes standard after returning from Sirius Island.
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[[folder:Happy]]
!!Happy
!!!Voiced by: Creator/RieKugimiya (JP), Creator/TiaBallard (EN)
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Happy is Natsu's best friend, a talking blue cat who can sprout wings and fly, courtesy of his Aera magic. He is Natsu's favored mode of transportation, and has remained inseparable from him ever since he was [[WhaleEgg hatched out of an egg]] six years ago. While an invaluable source of support for his friends, he's not above exchanging snarky quips with them, especially Lucy.
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* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: The sack he usually carries.
* AdultFear: When [[{{Jerkass}} Minerva]] captures him to use as leverage, the poor cat is [[{{Tearjerker}} crying the whole time and begging for forgiveness from Natsu]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Rogue and Frosch are disturbed by this]].
* {{Badass}}: Can be ''very'' badass when needed.
* BadassAdorable: He is a little happy-go-lucky flying cat.
* BloodKnight: He calls Erza's magic beautiful because of the blood that spills out. Kinda {{Narm}} in the [[BloodlessCarnage anime]].
* BlushSticker: Usually around Carla.
* BondCreatures: After hatching from his egg, Happy flew around and landed on Natsu's head, and has been with him ever since. Noticeably, Happy can carry Natsu without Natsu getting sick. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when Gajeel notices that he's (initially) the only Dragon Slayer without a cat.
* BreakTheCutie: Breaks down crying when Minerva uses him as a hostage against Natsu. Fortunately, [[TrueCompanions his owner comforts him and only helps him feel better, rather than get angry at him.]]
* ButtMonkey: Takes just as much abuse as Lucy. Fortunately, he's MadeOfIron.
* CatchPhrase: "Aye!" and "[[ShipperOnDeck S/he lllikes you.]]"
* CatsAreMagic: His most frequently used power is his flying ability.
* CatsAreSnarkers: Always has a sarcastic jab at Lucy or Natsu.
* CloudCuckooLander
* TheCloudCuckooLanderWasRight: Sometimes he can come up with the best strategies when the time calls for it.
* CrazyJealousGuy: PlayedForLaughs. He doesn't like any cat getting close to Carla because he sees them as a romantic rival. He even goes so far as challenging ''Pantherlily'' to a duel because he thought he inappropriately touched her.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: With Carla, Happy manages to destroy [[HeroKiller Hades's]] heart during his battle with the rest of Team Natsu. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome This action nearly defeats Hades just by itself and saved the lives of the entire team]].
** He does it again with Jackal, a member of Tartarus and a demon from the Book of Zeref. When Jackal tries [[TakingYouWithMe a suicide bomb tactic on the group, he grabs him away into the air and lets him blow himself up. And Happy barely gets away from him in time.]]
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Carla.
* EggMcGuffin: An entire omake is devoted to the children of Fairy Tail trying to hatch Happy's egg.
* FriendlyRivalry: Sometimes with Lily, concerning Carla (though Lily has no romantic feelings for her at all).
* GeniusDitz: He knows more than his own team mates sometimes.
* HeroicBSOD: Briefly experiences one before the Edolas Arc, when Carla asks him if he really knows who he is.
* HeroicSecondWind: Nobody can shatter his UndyingLoyalty to his friends.
* HiddenDepths: Though he is light-hearted and tells jokes that usually go unappreciated, he is as fiercely loyal to his guildmates as any other Fairy Tail member. He vows to protect Carla, who was having a HeroicBSOD during the Edolas arc.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: His [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold father]] [[RunningGag always]] [[NoIndoorVoice yells]] at him, chases him around while threatening to beat him, and [[ToughLove works him like a dog]], but actually ''does'' love him. The anime has it PlayedForLaughs.
* HypocriticalHumor: Gets creeped out when he sees Lecter and Frosch talking, despite them also being Exceed.
* ImageSong: ''Happy Day'', and ''Have a Nice Day'' (with Carla).
* InnocentlyInsensitive: When he tries to comfort or bond with his teammates he sometimes hurts them more than encourage them. A funny example would be his poor attempt at comforting Erza during the FreakyFridayFlip Filler. When she's suffering a HeroicBSOD from being switched with Happy's body, the real Happy ''tries'' to make amends with her. [[spoiler: Only to accidentally insult her by offering her a fish.]]
* KickTheDog: A [[PlayedForLaughs less serious]] variant; after Erza gets [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim "rejected"]] by Jellal, Happy shows her his drawing of a broken heart and laughs about it ''in her face''. [[BullyingADragon This didn't]] [[TooDumbToLive end well]] for the cat.
* LamarckWasRight: Shares the same flying style as his father.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Played straight in that he doesn't know he is an Exceed until the Edolas arc. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted in that it initially appears he doesn't remember his mission from Edolas as Carla does, only for it to be revealed that Carla's "memories" are the result of her prophetic powers gone haywire; having no memories about Edolas is actually perfectly normal (after all, he was born and raised on Earth-land)]].
* LoveAtFirstSight: Towards Carla. The supreme irony here is that the latter is a {{Tsundere}}; Creator/RieKugimiya is a {{Tsundere}} [[PigeonholedVoiceActor specialist]] voicing a non-Tsundere.
* MrExposition: Knows way too much about magic and physics for being only six years old.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Is often not counted as a member of Team Natsu. He even does it to himself.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Natsu personally. They are rarely seen apart.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: People are often surprised to hear Happy's detailed explanations for what is going on at the moment given how he acts most of the time. Given how he was [[RaisedByWolves raised by Natsu]], however, his "stupidity" is probably not an act.
* PowerGivesYouWings: His brand of magic, which is inherent in his species, the Exceed.
* PowerTrio: The Id to Lily's Ego and Carla's Superego.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: There's no doubt he was when [[ItMakesSenseInContext he just left his egg]].
* SacredFirstKiss: Thanks to Lucy's attempt at stopping Natsu from kissing her, after Asuka's demand.He didn't enjoy it in the slightest.
* ShippingGoggles: InUniverse example. Happy will drop his famous line on [[RunningGag "He/She lllikes you."]] just about anyone who has a moment that could even vaguely be considered to be romantic so long as he is present. Among his victims have been: Lucy and Loke, Lucy and Gray, Lucy and Natsu, Gray and Juvia and Erza and Jellal. Lucy has also used the phrase [[IronicEcho against him and Carla]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To his mother.
* TalkingAnimal: Though most people seem to ignore this.
* TeamPet: His only role on the team seems to be carrying around Natsu, although he shares the role of TheSmartGuy with Lucy sometimes. And he can be quite useful in a fight; for example, Happy grabs Kain Hikaru's voodoo doll when Natsu and Lucy fight him, which is essential in his defeat.
* TrillingRs: His second catch phrase.
* TokenNonHuman: The only member of the actual team who is obviously not human, though Lucy's summons run the gamut between human and anything but.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: Humorously averted with the second TimeSkip, given that even Carla played the trope straight.]]
-->'''Happy''': I've trained too... I've trained.. [[spoiler:Now I can resist fish a little bit...]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Fish!
* {{Troll}}: Like Natsu, he enjoys making fun of his friends all the time.
* TykeBomb: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. At first it seems that he was sent to Earth-land by the Exceed to capture Natsu and bring him to Edolas, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia which he supposedly forgot about]]. Then it's revealed that this was never the Exceed's intention; Carla created the mission for herself without realizing it.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Lucy.
* WhaleEgg: Happy can talk and grow wings... because he hatched out of an egg.
* WildcardExcuse: His answer to questions such as "Why are you blue?", "Why can you fly?", or "How come you can talk?" is always "Because I'm a cat!" cheerfully and likely intentionally ignoring the fact that these questions are ''because'' he is a cat.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Blue Fur]]
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[[folder:Gray Fullbuster]]
!!Gray Fullbuster
!!!Voiced by: YuuichiNakamura (JP), Creator/EriKitamura (JP - young), Newton Pittman (EN), Ryan Reynolds (EN - young)
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Gray is an ice wizard whose magic, Ice-Make, lets him create ice and mold it into any form he desires. This magic has sparked a fierce rivalry with Natsu, a fire wizard. He was taught everything he knows about magic by the wizard Ur, whom he also inherited an unhealthy stripping habit from. As a child, he tried taking vengeance against Deliora, a demon that destroyed his hometown, but his overconfidence cost his teacher her life, and he's tried to remain level-headed ever since.
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* AccidentalPervert: Desperate to in any way stop Juvia's attack, he reaches out an freezes her... only to discover [[ThanksForTheMammary his hand on her breast]].
* AlmightyJanitor: Like Natsu, he's much more powerful and skilled than his rank implies. The fact that he's not as prominent as either Erza or Natsu helps him, as opponents are often surprised at his abilities.
** Gray is often depicted as Natsu's equal (at least until [[EmotionalPowers Natsu gets really angry]]) so is at least an S rank wizard by Fairy Tail standards (which are higher than other guilds)
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Despite apparently rejecting her after the Grand Magic Games, he has frequently had these moments with Juvia since. These include going back to dig a scarf she had made for him out of the snow or, perhaps most notably, her occupying a rather large portion of his thoughts when he was considering sacrificing himself in his fight against Silver.
** Mashima ''definitely'' seems to be trolling in this direction. After the battle against Tartaros, Juvia tells Gray she was the one who killed the necromancer, and by extension [[spoiler:his father]], After a quick fake out where it seems he's going to attack her, he [[spoiler:breaks down crying into her chest, thanking her and apologizing]].
* {{Badass}}: He may not be the best fighter in terms of power, but having the ability to make any object you need almost instantly and the fighting skill to back it up makes him a worthy addition to Fairy Tail's strongest team.
* BadassAdorable: In Chapter 349, when he's hit by [[FountainOfYouth the Law of Regression]].
* BadassBiker: He learns how during his fight against Racer, and gets to do it again in his fight against Sugar Boy.
* BadassLongcoat: Quite often seen wearing a white one, though it's bound to disappear eventually.
* BattleStrip: Loses his shirt most of the time.
* {{BFG}}: His Ice Cannon.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Rather subtle, but if you look close enough, there are hints of this in his interactions with Wendy. One chapter cover depicts him crafting a tiara for her out of ice, and, at the conclusion of the Grand Magic Games arc, the two share both a dance, and a meaningful conversation about Gray's past.
* BigDamnHeroes: Gray shot an ice arrow to stop Tempester from attacking a worn-out Gajeel.
* BloodyMurder: Freezes his own blood in order to combat [[NoSell Ultear.]]
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:His demonification SuperMode makes it look like half his body is charred.]]
** [[spoiler: Its gotten worse, the demonificiation is slowly spreading across his body. It seemingly caused him to pull a FaceHeelTurn, but it turns out he has learned to control the demonification and was a FakeDefector.]]
* BoringButPractical: Ice Make is not by any means flashy, super powerful, even rare. Instead it's able to let Gray win because he has virtually the largest arsenal of abilities. To put this in perspective, Ultear and Lyon have stronger version's of Ice Make but they did not follow Ur's teachings and rely on their own style. They both lose because Gray follows Ur's style, and his creative mind allows him to trump them.
** [[spoiler:Averted with Ice Demon Slayer Magic, which is not only extremely powerful, but also currently the only Magic of [[DemonSlaying its kind]] to exist.]]
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Using his Demon Slayer powers to block Mard Geer's Memento Mori before defeating him has had lasting effects. The demonification is spreading beyond his control and corrupting his personality.]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He initially serves as TheRival to Natsu, and both are far more [[VitriolicBestBuds vitriolic]] towards each other in earlier chapters. Nowadays, they're equally quirky and rarely fight. [[spoiler:The rivalry seems to return when Gray joins Avatar and rejects Natsu's offer to come back to Fairy Tail, but Gray's reveal as a FakeDefector brings them back to being buddies again.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Gray is known for stripping almost bare in a matter of seconds. This comes in handy against Sugar Boy in the Edolas arc, when he slips out of his jacket to avoid being stabbed.
** While Natsu and Erza's Magic is based on their [[KungFuWizard physical strength,]] Ice Make is fueled by creativity; so when the three all get turned into kids by Doriate, Gray is the only one who can use his magic properly.
* TheCoatsAreOff: When on mission or at the start off a fight, Gray usually wears a long-coat or a vest. But whenever Gray starts to get serious in a fight, he will, almost unconsciously, strip off whatever he is wearing and fight topless. Lampshaded during his fight with Rufus when the commentator pointed out that Gray stripping down meant he was finally going to get serious in the duel.
* TheCorruption: [[spoiler: Due to his inexperience with it and absorbing Mard Geer's Memento Mori, his Demon Slayer magic is corrupting his personality and making him more obsessed with killing E.N.D. It's later revealed he was faking this to infiltrate Avatar]]
* CovertPervert: Usually a pretty level-headed and serious guy, but he can't help but offer to ice down Lucy's butt, gets distracted by Virgo's underwear, and in Chapter 244 is the only one to actually think "Wendy's naked only ten feet away from me". Additionally, in TheMovie, when Lucy appears naked in front of him and Natsu, and Natsu comments that Gray's stripping habit could be contagious, his response is expressing thankfulness for developing the habit.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Delivers one to Tempester with his new magic.]]
* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: [[spoiler:Demonizing his body with his Demon Slayer Magic to block Mard Geer's [[UnholyNuke Memento Mori]] had lasting effects, which includes slowly corrupting his mind and body. A year later he's joined the Avatar cult, having determined that [[RevengeBeforeReason he's willing to do whatever it takes to destroy E.N.D]]. It's then revealed that, while he still wants to destroy E.N.D., he was a FakeDefector in Avatar on a mission from Erza]].
* ADayInTheLimelight:
** Galuna Island arc.
** Hiro has said on his Twitter that he is planning to make Gray the main focus of the Tartaros arc along with Natsu - in the same vein as he was the main focus back in the Galuna Island arc, Erza in the Tower of Heaven arc, Wendy in the Oracion Seis arc, and so on.
* DeathGlare: In Chapter 390, he gives a ''spectacular'' one to [[spoiler:his father, or rather the abomination possessing the ''corpse'' of his father.]]
* DemonSlaying:[[spoiler: His father Silver gives him his Ice Demon Slayer Magic when he passes on to defeat E.N.D.]]
* {{Determinator}}: He's at least prepared to cut his own side open in order to win a fight, and then go fight someone a hundred times stronger while woozy from blood loss.
* DevotedToYou: Juvia becomes obsessed with him the moment she meets him. From then on, her devotion to him doesn't stop to surprise everyone.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: His seiyuu sings the opening of the [=OVA=]s. It's a duet with Natsu's.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler:His new look as a member of the Avatar cult]].
* ExoticEyeDesigns: [[spoiler:When he's about to use his Ice Demon Slayer Magic.]]
* {{Expy}}: To Musica from ''RaveMaster''. Case in point, he manipulates a malleable element, and always wears a silver necklace (which also happens to look like the first Rave).
** Filler seems to enjoy driving this point home. He does a Unison Raid with Juvia to combine their powers, which is basically the same thing as Silver Bond, which Musica does with Reina.
** [[spoiler:Makes matters worst during his FaceHeelTurn in one year later after Tartarus arc, he looks just like [[UnderNightInBirth an evil version Gordeau]]. Although both he and Gordeau has a RevengeBeforeReason.]]
** Many others have compared him to [[spoiler: [[{{Manga/Naruto}} Sasuke Uchiha]]. It helps that his father did actions similar to Itachi. Averted after the reveal that he was undercover and a FakeDefector.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Seems to have gone bad after the Tartaros arc joining a cult of Zeref fanatics, only he turns out to have been a FakeDefector.]]
* FakeDefector: In the anime-only Daphne {{filler}} arc. [[spoiler: Then again after the TimeSkip, working undercover in the Avatar Cult.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Remember way back during Tower of Paradise when Gray froze Natsu's flames? Flash forward to the Tartaros arc, we have a Demon Slayer who's actually capable of freezing a Dragon's flames. And it just so happens that that the Demon Slayer in question is [[spoiler: Gray's father, who now has passed on his magic to his son.]]
* FreakOut: Has a massive one when Doriate attacks him after turning him into a child, causing him to think he's Deliora and go into a crying fit. He gets better.
* GenerationXerox: Although Gray was introduced first, he is pretty much a younger version of his father in appearance, especially post-TimeSkip. [[spoiler: He also infiltrates an enemy guild for the sake of his goals of vengeance.]]
* GeniusBruiser: Make-Magic is based on [[ImaginationBasedSuperpower magical power and creativity,]] meaning one has to be relatively smart and observant to get the most usage out it. This is shown when he manages to make a rather intricate key out of ice having seen it once, at one point making what can only be described as "[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Unlimited Blade Works]]" and trouncing Doriate despite having much more limited power because he's smart enough to play off his surroundings.
** Furthermore, Gray wins most of his battles with strategies. Natsu usually gets power-ups and Erza just overpowers her opponents.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: [[spoiler: His demon slayer magic has created a black scar covering parts of his body after the time-skip. It also happens to be around the time he joined the Avatar cult. Invoked, as he can control the marks and uses them as part of his infiltration of Avatar.]]
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:He's the one who killed Frosch in the second BadFuture, sending Future!Rogue off the deep end]].
* HeroicBSOD: Has one when Doriate turns him into a kid and Gray accidentally associates him with Deliora. Thankfully he managed to get a grip on it.
* HeroicSacrifice: Attempted twice in the Galuna Island arc, before getting some sense literally punched into him.
** During the fight with the dragons, he saved Juvia from getting killed when the dragons tried to shoot at her. He ends up taking the shots, much to Juvia's horror.
** Attempted again against Silver, but then Gray realized he didn't want his guild grieving over him.
* AnIcePerson: Noted to be a highly skilled ice wizard.
* ImageSong: ''Frozen Soul'', ''True Pride'' and ''Naked Dream''.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: When fighting Silver, several spikes are sent through Gray's body.
** Lyon did this to him twice during the Galuna Island arc. He has a scar from it.
* InformedAttractiveness: The art style doesn't exactly convey appearance beyond basic features, but according to WordOfGod Gray is supposed to rather handsome looking. Gray also has two girls fall for him and is the subject of the series only (extremely brief) catfight.
* ItsPersonal: Multiple times, as a matter of fact:
** First is against Deliora, who destroyed his hometown and killed his family. When he tried fighting it, it ended up getting her master Ur turned to ice.
** Second is against Lyon, who tries resurrecting said demon, thus threatening to not only undo the sacrifice Ur made to seal it away, but also essentially killing Ur since it's her living body that had been keeping the demon sealed.
** Third is against Ultear, who is his master's daughter and has done plenty of evil stuff while badmouthing her mother Ur.
** Fourth is against both Raven Tail and Rufus of Sabertooth, both of whom subject him to a humiliating defeat at the start of the Grand Magic Games. Though he does get the honor of taking Rufus down personally, he never gets to get back at Raven Tail, so [[AndThisIsFor Laxus avenges him]] [[CurbStompBattle instead]].
* TheLancer: To Natsu, since they rarely cooperate but Natsu is arguably stronger.
* MadeOfIron: He gets impaled countless times while fighting Silver, but manages to pull off a victory.
* MagicKnight: While Erza fits more on the Knight side, Gray is a bit more magical, but his fighting style is different from [[KungFuWizard Natsu's]].
* ManlyTears: When Deliora dies (he sees it as Ur "sealing his [[RevengeBeforeReason darkness]]"), when he realizes that Ultear suffered RapidAging to prevent his death, and when [[spoiler:he can't bring himself to kill his zombified DeathSeeker father]].
* {{Megane}}: In the crossover with ''FlunkPunkRumble''.
* MistakenForGay: Juvia thinks he's gay for Lyon.
* MrFanservice: Good looking and cool, in addition to his tendency to strip subconsciously. Possibly {{lampshaded}} with his stalker, Juvia, and freely stated by his [[WordOfGod creator]], who admits to covering Gray's past first to try and increase the number of female fans.
* MultiMeleeMaster[=/=]MultiRangedMaster: Or more. His ice [[SinisterScythe usually]] [[DropTheHammer takes]] the form [[HeroesPreferSwords of]] [[BladeOnAStick different]] [[AnAxeToGrind weapons]], though it's not limited to that.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: His subconscious stripping is a RunningGag.
* NiceHat: He dons Rufus' big plumed hat at the end of Chapter 306. Cue the swooning fangirls.
** In Episode 211 of the anime, he dons a white fedora, all the while dancing as Music/MichaelJackson.
* NumberTwo: Serves as this for Erza, being the most level-headed member of the team, and often leads in Erza's absence while Natsu runs off by himself.
* ObliviousToLove: Gradually and subtly [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]; he doesn't seem to notice Juvia's flirting too much in earlier arcs, and when he does he ignores it. They do interact quite frequently, but he treats her the same as Lucy or Erza. Post-TimeSkip, however, he is strongly implied to be aware of Juvia's feelings when [[ShipperOnDeck Erza encourages him to be more friendly with her]]. He tries to ShipSink him and Juvia after the Magic Tournament arc, but she won't give up so easily.
* OnlyICanKillHim: Is determined to be the one who destroys E.N.D.'s [[TomeOfEldritchLore Book of Zeref]], [[spoiler:even going so far as to join a cult dedicated to Zeref to get closer to that goal]].
* OutOfFocus: Despite being a main character, Gray plays the smallest role as the story goes on. While he still gets a fight every now and then like Lucy, but he's hardly developed since the [[DayInTheLimeLight Galuna Island Arc]]. Doesn't help that he keeps doing the ObliviousToLove shtick with Juvia until the end of the Grand Magic Games arc. Subverted in the Tartaros Arc where he does play a substantial role. [[spoiler: He even teams up with Natsu to defeat the BigBad.]]
** More focus is a relative term. All the other members of Team Natsu have ''still'' had more screen time than he has in the Tartarus arc. [[spoiler: Then he shows up to battle ArcVillain Mard Geer.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: His parents were killed by Deliora and the woman who raised him die by his own actions.
* PhraseCatcher: "Why did he strip?"/"Gray, your clothes."
* PowerTattoo: [[spoiler: On his right arm when his father gives him his Ice Demon Slayer Magic.]]
* [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Reluctant Fanservice Guy]]: He can't control his stripping habit, causing him to unconsciously take off his clothes even when he doesn't want to.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Ur might have denied seeing Gray and Lyon as a replacement for Ultear, but she definitely gave them the love she couldn't give to her daughter.
* RevengeBeforeReason: The reason why he is now masterless. [[spoiler:And the reason he's joined the Avatar cult]].
* TheRival: Is a friendly one to Natsu. He also has Lyon, the old pupil of his mentor.
* ScarsAreForever: The three scars on his forehead and abdomen. He got the first one in the Galuna Island arc, and it's [[ContinuityNod been there ever since]]. The second one was also from the Galuna Island arc, but seemed to appear and disappear before he gets the third one fighting Ultear, and from then on both of them are drawn consistently in an [[XMarksTheHero X-shape]].
* ShapingYourAttacks: His Ice-Make Magic shapes ice into anything he imagines, ranging from cannons to ladders.
* ShipTease: So far he's had some with Juvia, Erza, Lucy, Ultear, and even Cana if you squint. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in one chapter cover when Jason sees him drinking coffee with Mirajane and immediately assumed they were an item.
* ShutUpHannibal: Delivers one to Ultear by [[TalkToTheFist punching her in the face with ice magic]].
* TheSmartGuy: On the combined Fairy Tail team in the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games arc]].
* SpontaneousWeaponCreation: Goes from ShapingYourAttacks to this, most notably post-TimeSkip.
* StepfordSmiler: A noticeable type A after the Magic Tournament arc. He see's what appears to be himself dying and then quickly after finds out Ultear performed a HeroicSacrifice to save them all. It's noticeable in that he's showing more signs of some issues.
* StraightMan: Not as much as Lucy, but it's there sometimes.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He looks unmistakably like his father [[spoiler:Silver]], especially after [[spoiler:his EvilCostumeSwitch]].
* {{Stripperiffic}}: He's a RareMaleExample. Most of the time he's only in his underwear.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler: A variation. He can demonize himself in order to become immune to certain curses. No clue if this gives him any power boost, but it allowed him to block [[UnholyNuke Memento Mori.]] ]]
* TakingTheBullet: Saves Juvia and vets hit with multiple dragon blasts.
* TaremeEyes: One of the many insults Natsu has for him.
* TookALevelInBadass: In most of Gray's previous fights, his Ice-Make Magic has been seen as less than powerful compared to his opponents', only managing to win through sheer will and creative applications of Ice Make. But by [[spoiler:inheriting Silver's Ice Demon Slayer Magic]], Gray has finally gained truly powerful offensive magic than is on par with Dragon Slayer Magic and [[spoiler: becomes the one person who can ''actually'' fight Mard Geer and make him worry.]]
* TrainingFromHell: It was actually much colder than hell.
* TraumaCongaLine: Basically his life. When he was a child, he lost his parents to Deliora, and was taken in by Ur, who'd trained him alongside Lyon. Because of his rage towards Deliora, he carelessly attacks Deliora, and is overwhelmed, forcing Ur to perform a HeroicSacrifice, killing herself along with Deliora. He is immediately spurned by Lyon, and is forced to fight him years later. Fast-forward to the Tenrou Island arc, he fights Ur's daughter and his sisterly figure, and is suspended in time along with many of the other Fairy Tail members. During the Grand Magic Games arc, he loses spectacularly during the Hidden challenge, and becomes a laughingstock to the audience. Then, he is violently killed by a dragon, only to be revived by [[spoiler: Ultear's time reversal, which ends up turning her into an old woman instead]], and Gray is the only one to know of what she'd done for Fairy Tail. Fast-forward to the Tartaros arc, where he faces the threat of everyone who Ur cared about being murdered. On top of that, he was almost forced to [[spoiler: kill Silver]] and loses him anyway as [[spoiler: Silver]] told [[spoiler: Juvia]] to deactivate Face, which would [[spoiler: kill Silver in the process]]. No wonder Gray is so somber, especially compared to Natsu and Lucy. Most recently, [[spoiler:partially transforming himself into a demon to block Memento Mori seems to have had lasting side effects.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: A mild version, but the traits are there sometimes, especially towards [[VitriolicBestBuds Natsu]]. A prominent example is during the Lullaby arc where he quietly tells Natsu not to die and denying it a second later, cluing into the fact that the two of them don't really hate each other as much as they claim. Moments like that continue to occasionally pop up throughout the series.
** More prominently, he is tsundere towards Juvia. He somewhat callously rejects her (rather over-the-top) advances, yet he does care for her a great deal.
* UnstoppableRage: To say he went into one when he found out that [[spoiler: Deliora is alive and using his own Father's body to fight him]], would be a understatement. [[spoiler: Only it was a bluff by Silver to get Gray to kill him.]]
* VolleyingInsults: With Natsu.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler:By using Demon Slayer Magic, he can demonify his body to resist Curses. Though it seems he is [[InvoluntaryShapeshifter losing control of the transformations]].]]
* WalkingShirtlessScene: He strips whenever he gets serious. [[NakedPeopleAreFunny He also strips whenever it would be funny]]. He doesn't even realize he's doing it, because he's so used to being cold.
* WeakButSkilled: Out of the group Gray is not as strong as Erza or Natsu but makes up for it with a arsenal of magic attacks much higher then even Erza. He also pulls Determinators out more then even Natsu as times, winning by just never giving up and his creative mind allows him to come up with attacks on the fly. [[spoiler:Eventually he obtains his father's Demon Slaying magic, making him just as strong, if not moreso then Natsu.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He's willing to do whatever it takes to destroy [[UltimateEvil E.N.D.]], [[spoiler:even if that means joining a cult dedicated to Zeref's will]]. However, it's revealed that [[spoiler:while he did join Avatar to destroy E.N.D., he also did so on a mission from Erza]].
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler:In his FaceHeelTurn, after his desire for vengeance succumbs him and makes him forgot who he is.]]
* WouldHitAGirl[=/=]WouldHurtAChild: He clearly states in his battle against Juvia that it he will show no mercy to those who hurt his friends, even if his opponent is a woman or a child. So far, the latter has never been applied (to the point that he and Loke simply scared Wendy into submission during the S-Class Exam by eating [[DoesNotLikeSpam pickled plums]], while not hesitating to knock out her adult male partner), but the former has been played straight.
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[[folder:Erza Scarlet]]
!!Erza Scarlet
!!!Voiced by: Creator/SayakaOhara (JP), Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (EN)
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"Titania"[[note]]Fairy Queen[[/note]] Erza is an S-Class wizard and the strongest woman in Fairy Tail. Her magic is called "The Knight", which lets her requip hundreds of different weapons and armors instantly. As a little girl, she was enslaved and forced to build the Tower of Heaven, a construct designed to revive the evil wizard Zeref. The traumas she endured to escape hardened her into a very serious young woman who doesn't tolerate her teammates fooling around and breaking the guild rules. Over time, however, the warmth and cheer of her guild encourages her to come out of her shell.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Her Sea Empress Armor has this.
%%* AbsurdlySharpBlade
* TheAce: She is known as the the best female fighter in a guild known for their incredible strength. Even [[TheHero Natsu]] is initially scared senseless with the prospect of receiving punishment by her. Over the course of the series, she's accomplished many feats deemed "impossible" by most characters (the best example of this being Pandemonium, in which she [[spoiler: singlehandedly [[OneManArmy slayed 100 monsters]], which could even overpower a Wizard Saint]]. This is lampshaded by Happy when she [[spoiler: stands up after having been tortured and simultaneously stripped of her five senses]] and curbstomps [[spoiler: Ky˘ka]].
-->'''[[spoiler: Ky˘ka]]:''' "You shouldn't even be able to see me, let alone hear my voice! So how do you know where I am?."
-->'''Pantherlily:''' "The only possible explanation is that it's some sixth or seventh sense."
-->'''Lector:''' "Are you saying that [[spoiler: with all of her senses robbed]], some other form of perception has awakened?"
-->'''Happy:''' "No, I think the explanation is much simpler. It's because SHE'S ERZA."
-->''Lily, Lector, and Frosch simply agree in unison.''
* ACupAngst: When shrunk down to a child she is horrified by her sudden lack of cleavage.
* ActionFashionista: She has over 100 outfits, and has the ability to rapidly switch between the powered armors, bunny suits, cat suits, dresses, pajamas, etc. she stores in Hammerspace.
* ActionGirl: To the freaking ''max''. She's not only the strongest woman in the Fairy Tail guild, she's one of the strongest members period.
* AdjustingYourGlasses: By the corner.
* {{Adorkable}}: Despite the ferocious attitude, she can become this around certain things. Like Jellal. Or Strawberry cake.
* AlmostKiss: With Jellal when they reunite post-TimeSkip. It's hard to tell in the manga since it's a KissingDiscretionShot, but the anime confirms this.
%%* AmbiguousDisorder: Erza is... weird.
* ArmorIsUseless: Downplayed. While her armors have many uses, she wins an increasing number of fights wearing the {{Sarashi}} and flame-print pants combo that's explicitly stated to provide no protection.
** Erza's magic is based on storing [[CrazyPrepared armor and weaponry for every occasion]] in {{Hammerspace}} and equiping it as necessary. When facing enemies who are so strong these edges are no good she forgoes the armor and enhanced weaponry in favour of focusing her power on her [[GlassCannon speed and strength instead]]
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: [[spoiler:Someone with no hearing cannot speak clearly or stand properly without equilibrium provided by ear fluid. Having no sense of touch doesn't help with trying to walk, either. Guess what Erza does without her five senses?]]
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: In chapter 438, she is able to make the rest of her rowdy guild mates, including Natsu, settle down with a mere DeathGlare. This convinces Levy to [[spoiler:make Erza Fairy Tail's Seventh Guild Master in the application to reform the guild. While everyone else is happy about this, Erza is shocked.]]
* TheAtoner: In the Tower of Heaven arc.
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: She's so badass that a DeathGlare from her is enough for the other Fairy Tail members do whatever she says. According to Levy, this is what made her the perfect candidate for [[spoiler:Seventh Guild Master]].
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: She doesn't like revealing her full power right away in a fight and would rather just use about as much as she needs to just win. She ends up heavily wounded in some of her battles because she just tanks whatever her opponents throw at her until she has a good grasp of the best way to take them down.
* AnAxeToGrind: Can use a pair of axes in her Black Wing Armor.
* BackToBackBadasses: With Juvia in the Sirius Island arc.
* {{Badass}}: Probably ''the'' most badass character in the series. She has the power to curbstomp Natsu and can fight anyone else in the guild apart from Makarov or Gildarts on even footing at least. In the Phantom Lord arc she took down Aria who was beating Natsu effortlessly after taking a Wave Motion Gun to the face. And then she manages to defeat the HeroKiller Azuma despite being hit with his strongest attack ''twice''. Plus, she defeated a hundred monsters all by herself, and curbstomped Ky˘ka, one of Tartaros's strongest members, despite being mercilessly tortured by her.
* BadassAdorable: She has her moments.
* BadassTransplant: As if her immense strength and arsenal weren't enough, her artifical-eye protects her from ''any'' magic that affects the target through the sense of sight.
* BadBadActing: Subverted at first. While she does demonstrate an incredible ability to act, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny she suffers from stage fright.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Some of her armors.
* BathtubBonding: Did this with Natsu and Gray when they were all younger. Still likes to invoke this with them despite having grown up. They are [[LikeBrotherAndSister noticeably]] [[SheIsAllGrownUp uncomfortable]] with this - [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl she is not]].
* BattleBallgown: Her Heaven's Wheel Armor especially.
* BerserkButton: She is pretty forgiving even with her high sense of justice, but do ''not'' harm any innocents, especially her friends. She looks like she wants to ''kill'' Minerva for what she does with Millianna and Kagura.
** And don't deny her strawberry cake either.
** And torturing her is yet ''another'' berserk button for her. Ky˘ka found this out the hard way. [[MadeASlave Her]] [[ColdBloodedTorture childhood]] may have something to do with it.
** And as the Key to the Starry Skies Arc exemplified, we wouldn't recommend interrupting her picnics either.
* BigEater: Ordered 50 cakes--one was for Wendy. And in the anime edition of the episode about Happy's birth, Mirajane keeps on mocking her eating habits and calling her fat.
* TheBigGirl: She is the best fighter in the group and usually takes down TheDragon of the enemy group.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: When she acts as a male in a play [[LesYay several women fall for her]].
* {{BFS}}: Several of her outfits come with really big swords.
* BlackSwordsAreBetter: Her Purgatory Armor's Sword.
* BladeOnAStick: Can use them through her Requip.
* BladeSpam: Her Heaven's Wheel attack.
* BoundAndGagged: By her old friends from the Tower of Heaven.
* BraidsOfAction: While she was younger. Also in the Lightning Empress Armor and Armadura Fairy.
* BrokenBird: She describes herself as a girl who was always crying inside. She spends her time at the titular guild in constant fear for her safety, grieving over her childhood friends who have died at Jellal's hands, and regretting not being able to protect them. She gets better when the Tower of Heaven is destroyed, freeing the captives.
* BrownEyes: To reflect her strong-willed, serious nature.
* BuxomIsBetter: According to Wendy.
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Compare her complete lack of modesty around her male guild mates to her reaction to Jellal accidentally groping her.
* CatGirl: In the third OVA, where she met her younger self, who was weirded out by the outfit.
* ChainmailBikini: Her standard armor averts this, but most of her magical ones play it straight. She also has a ''literal'' chainmail bikini that she wears at the beach.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: In her first appearance alone she carries a giant monster horn nearly twice her size with one hand.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her early appearances, Erza is very fond of corporal punishment against Natsu and Gray due their constant bickering, and even against herself when she happens to slip into some quirky behavior, in both cases as a RunningGag to match Team Natsu's odd behavior. She is also pretty much TheStoic and there were little to no cases of her being gentle towards someone. Later, after her backstory is fleshed out, Erza grows out of beating Natsu and Gray around. They also mostly stop picking on each other too, and her gentle side becomes much more apparent. It's also around this point that her [[LargeHam hamminess]] calms down a little.
* TheChick: On the combined Fairy Tail team for the Grand Magic Games, since Laxus is more of a [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] than she is. On the last day of the games, she is TheLeader with Juvia being TheChick.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Jellal.
* CleavageWindow: The Nakagami Armor exposes most of her torso, as do many other of her armors. [[spoiler: Her standard armor also has this after the one year TimeSkip]].
* ClothingDamage: Constantly.
* ColorFailure: After [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon being rejected]] by Sieg/Jellal/Mystogan in the HighSchoolAU omake.
* TheComicallySerious: A lot of Erza's most hilarious moments involve her playing utterly absurd situations perfectly straight. Her deadpan seriousness makes it twice as funny when she goes along with whatever wackiness the rest of the guild is involved in.
** The "serious" part has been toned down considerably since her life's defining issue was put behind her after the Tower of Heaven.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Her hardest mission was defeating 100 knights by herself. This counts as {{foreshadowing}} since she does it again during the Fantasia arc. [[MemeticBadass Because we needed to be reminded of how awesome Erza is]].
* ContraltoOfDanger: Both the original and dub voices give her a low voice.
* CoolBigSis: When she isn't beating the crap out of her teammates. And when she does, it's usually because they've done something wrong and she's gone into SternTeacher mode. Romeo refers to her as being this.
* CoolSword: Erza has many of these. Some of her swords have elemental powers, some can fire beams of light, among other abilities.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: More so than Lucy that is. They cosplay about as much as the other, but Erza does it on purpose, and actually keeps such outfits in her {{Hammerspace}}, and some extras are on display in her dorm room.
* CovertPervert: Hinted to be this by Levy, if her {{Stripperiffic}} [[CosplayOtakuGirl cosplay outfits]] weren't enough of a hint.
** In the extended OVA version of the Fairy Hills, she is seen holding Laki's chains and cuffs while blushing.
** She's also rummaged through Lucy's underwear drawer a few times.
* CrazyPrepared: She has an armor for nearly every situation.
* CrossCastRole: She acts the role of the prince during the play.
* CryCute: In one eye, at first.
** Jellal has a tendency to provoke this (initially [[BreakTheCutie in a way]] that enraged Natsu; he hated the sight of Erza looking vulnerable). Special mention goes to their AlmostKiss scene, right after Erza had been getting increasingly angry at him for [[DeathSeeker wanting to die]].
* DeathInAllDirections: Circle Sword: Blumenblatt.
* DeathGlare: She's prone to this when she's pissed. And even when she's not pissed.
** The worst was when she found out that Minerva had cut Millianna's back several times in Chapter 316. Her eyes shrank considerably out of pure rage.
* DeathOrGloryAttack: Demon Blade Crimson Sakura.
* {{Determinator}}: She and Natsu are arguably the biggest {{Determinator}}s in the titular guild. Examples:
** She says early on that if worse should ever come to worse and she were to run out of magic power, she would resort to picking up a stick to keep fighting.
** During the Tenrou Island arc, she faces off against Azuma, who hits her with ''two'' Terra Clamares, each one being powered by all of the Tenrou Tree's magic. She defeats Azuma, who had the power to fell ''Mirajane''. Then, she joins her comrades to help defeat [[BigBad Hades]].
** During the Pandemonium challenge in the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games]], she [[spoiler: takes on all 100 monsters]], when 51 would have been enough to secure victory. One of them was an [[spoiler: S-Class whose power triples]] when it becomes the last one standing. She is exhausted and heavily bloodied throughout the challenge, yet she [[spoiler: solely defeats all of the monsters]]. Her {{Determinator}} status is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Levy.
** She also manages to [[spoiler: one-shot Minerva]] during the last day of the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games]] by [[spoiler: using her Nakagami armor]], after having been badly slashed up by Kagura ''and'' having had her foot crushed by an avalanche.
*** Still bearing heavy damage to her leg after fighting Kagura and Minerva, she refused help from Elfman and Lisanna while fighting one of the dragons' minions. Thrown aside, and unable to move because she was so badly injured, she reflected on how her inability to accept help was going to be her end. Jellal fought off the minions about to kill her.
** After having been [[spoiler: [[WhipItGood whipped bloody]] and [[ElectricTorture electrocuted]], with her sensitivity to pain heightened]], all by Ky˘ka, she proceeds to [[CurbStompBattle curbstomp]] Ky˘ka after being rescued by Natsu and Lisanna.
** She stands up, triumphant against Ky˘ka after having been [[spoiler: made to feel crippling pain from the slightest sensation, [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] again and having all five of her senses [[AndIMustScream stripped away from her slowly]]]].
* DisabilitySuperpower: [[ArtificialLimbs Her right eye is fake]] and immune to illusions.
* DistressBall: Whenever she so much as hears Jellal's name.
* DitzyGenius: Like Natsu. Brilliant in a fight, but she has interesting ideas on how other things, like dancing work.
* DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength: Unfortunately for Juvia during the S-Class exam.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Her hakama outfit leaves her barefoot.
* {{Dominatrix}}: She seems awfully fond of grinding a foot down on whoever happens to there. During the "Sky Labyrinth" challenge, she got the matching outfit.
* TheDreaded: She is one of the good guys and a loyal comrade to all Fairy Tail members, but the simple announcement of her return from a mission is enough to scare the shit out of everyone. She is also a very well-known mage throughout the entire country, and almost everyone is very much scared of picking a fight with her.
* DualWielding: Even with two {{BFS}}.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Complete with ZettaiRyouiki.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Lucy has a slight crush, as do many female fans. Bisca Mulan had a crush on her when they first met.
* EyeScream: Lost her eye while she was tortured after being accused of masterminding an escape plan in the Tower of Heaven.
* FanserviceWithASmile: She has no problems dressing in sexy outfits.
* TheFashionista: She loves to dress up, has over 100 armors and, according to WordOfGod, once scared a major fashion designer into designing pretty armor for her.
* FieryRedhead: She can get angered easily, especially by her guildmates' antics. She was actually quite timid as a child, though, even when not facing the cult that enslaved her.
* FountainOfYouth: Gets hit with this in the Sun Village Arc
* FragileSpeedster: Her Flight Armor greatly increases her speed but leaves her with no defenses.
* FullFrontalAssault: When she turns back to normal after being turned into a child, her dress turns out to be her shirt, but she's naked from the waist downwards while fighting Minerva.
* GenreSavvy: In the race episode: while Natsu, Jet, Gray and Gajeel are getting trampled, she quickly crosses the finish line to avoid being in last place. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the announcer, much to her embarrassment.
* GirlishPigtails: Flame Emperess Armor and Armadura Fairy.
* GlassCannon: Her Samurai outfit and Flight Armor forgo all defense in-favor of speed and strength but leaves her highly vulnerable. Her Heaven's Wheel Armor is a lesser example too.
* TheGlassesComeOff: During an OVA.
* GoOutWithASmile: When she wants to pull a HeroicSacrifice at the end of the Tower of Heaven arc, she smiles to Natsu, just happy that her friends always were there for her and assured that she will be saving them now. Fortunately, she gets saved from death and everybody survives.
* GodivaHair: In many of her fanservice scenes, her hair covers anything too important.
* GoingCommando: At least in one of the omakes, when she claims to not know what a bra is and has an odd fascination with the concept of underwear. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] considering [[MadeASlave her backstory]].
** When shrunk down to a child, one of the first things she does is lift the hem of her dress, look down, and freak out, indicating that she habitually doesn't wear panties or they fell off.
*** More likely the latter, considering her usual outfit includes a ''skirt''.
* HairDecorations: Most of her armors add small things like hats or hair clips.
* {{Hammerspace}}: She has hundreds of outfits, both for combat and non-combat purposes.
* HandicappedBadass: She lost her right eye in her days of slavery, but still led a rebellion in order to rescue Jellal. She got a replacement later.
** Taken to a whole new level in Chapter 403, after having [[spoiler: lost her sight, hearing, sensation, taste, and smell]].
* HeartbrokenBadass: Her relationship with Jellal is very complicated and circumstances always prevent them from getting together. Hilariously lampshaded by Happy.
* HeroesPreferSwords: despite the sheer number of armor sets she has, she only uses swords or occasionally spears.
* HeroicBSOD: PlayedForLaughs. When she and Happy [[FreakyFridayFlip switch bodies]] Erza starts to cry about how she'll never be taken seriously in the Wizard guild ever again.
* HeroicSacrifice: Twice attempted, twice subverted.
** One that doesn't result in nearly dying occurred when she was a child. [[spoiler:She hid Kagura in a box when the latter's crying had alerted the Zeref cultists to where they were. She probably wouldn't have become a slave if she hadn't stopped to save Kagura.]]
* HeroicSeductress: She even purchased an armor for that specific purpose.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation
-->'''Erza:''' "It's not that I was protecting everyone... I was the one always being protected."
* HyperspaceArsenal: Her magic in a nutshell.
* HyperspaceWardrobe: Her variation of the reequip type magic.
* HypocriticalHumor: She has broken up Gray and Natsu's fights since the latter entered the guild, but at the time, had similar fights with Mira.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Pulls this on Minerva by releasing her Second Origin.
* TheIllegible: Erza is [[ImpliedTrope implied]] to be this by Lector and Frosch as they complain about how poorly her letter about [[spoiler: Minerva joining the Tartaros guild]] was written. Erza is understandably huffy about this.
* ImageSong: ''Wings of Liberty''. Doubles as a [[DoItYourselfThemeTune do it yourself]] [[ThemeMusicPowerUp theme music power up]] in the second OVA. Also ''Scarlett''
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: She might be the best swordsman in the series and she pulls off some truly awesome stunts.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Most of her armors.
* [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinty Plus One Armor]]: The Nakagami Armor, which allows her to ''break the laws of magic'', although the sheer amount of magic that it drains from the user keeps her from using it until she activates her Second Origin.
* InstantArmor: Her magic--"The Knight".
* InterrogatedForNothing: Ky˘ka tortures her and even threatens to kill Mirajane in an attempt to force Erza to reveal Jellal's whereabouts when Erza actually doesn't know.
* IronLady: At first. She softens as the series goes on.
* JackOfAllTrades: Thanks to her armors, Erza can do anything she needs to.
* JeanneDArchetype: Part of her {{backstory}}. The chapter title even specifically references it.
* JusticeWillPrevail: Why she joined Fairy Tail.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: She uses them when in her Sarashi and flame-print pants combo to go along with the Japanese theme, and has been shown winning an increasing number of fights with them.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Defeats Coordinator in a wedding dress.
* KimonoFanservice: The Robe of Yuen.
* KissingDiscretionShot: Leans in for a silhouetted kiss with Jellal post-TimeSkip. Confirmed in the anime to be an AlmostKiss.
* LadyOfWar: She has an air of dignity and has been shown to be able to fight gracefully with her weapons and fashionable [[BattleBallgown Battle Ballgowns]]. She's even called "Titania", Queen of the Fairies.
* LargeHam: Especially towards the start of the series.
* TheLeader: Despite Natsu being TheHero, Erza is the person who actually leads Team Natsu. Makes sense since she's an S-Class wizard.
* LeotardOfPower: Some of her outfits are ''very'' form fitting.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the Nirvana arc. Her arm gets infected with poison and she asks someone to cut it off. Lyon offers to do it but is stopped by Gray, and she is later healed by Wendy.
* LightningBruiser: Her Black Wing Armor increases her speed and strength, making her more powerful overall. Her Armadura Fairy fits into this as well.
* LittleMissBadass: Led her fellow slaves in a revolt in order to save Jellal.
* LonerTurnedFriend: To Gray first and the rest of Team Natsu.
* LostFoodGrievance: She has attacked people for ruining her strawberry cake.
* LotsOfLuggage: She never goes anywhere without a whole wagon load full of bulging suitcases. It's revealed she carries food in them.
* MadeASlave: Her {{backstory}}.
* MadeOfIron: She's taken a ''ridiculous'' amount of damage, such as from Azuma's massive explosion, fighting the 100 monsters during the Grand Magic Games, and having her leg crushed by a pillar, even then managing to win her fights.
* MagicalEye: Her artificial eye lets her ignore illusions and such, and also lets her turn back from stone.
* MagicalGirl: Her Requip StockFootage is very reminiscent of a MagicalGirl transformation.
* MagicKnight: Her magic is literally "The Knight".
* MaleGaze: Some of her outfits don't leave much to imagination, which Hiro likes showing off.
* MarshmallowHell: Played with; she will sometimes attempt to clasp people to her (ample) bosom as a gesture of affection, but tends to forget she's wearing steel plate armor.
** The dress she wears in Chapter 338 allows her to give a proper one to [[DefrostingIceQueen Kagura]], who still finds it uncomfortable.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Early in the series, before her StarCrossedLovers status with Jellal was confirmed, some of the fans and even the other female characters were convinced that she had a thing for either Natsu or Gray, seeing as she hung around them the most and was comfortable enough to bathe with them without being the slightest bit embarrassed.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Her last name is her hair color. It's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that her name was actually picked for her by Jellal, rather than being her family's name.
* {{Meganekko}}: In the crossover with FlunkPunkRumble and the HighSchoolAU.
* MightyGlacier: Her Giant's Armor gives her a massive increase in strength, but reduces her speed.
* MiniMecha: Shown to have one in the first OVA; she says it's hard to move around in, which is why she never uses it.
* MindOverMatter: Can move her swords with her mind.
* MsFanservice: She is a red headed beauty with large breasts, whose magic usually consists of {{Stripperiffic}} outfits.
* MultiformBalance: Due to RealTimeWeaponChange with her armors.
* MultiMeleeMaster: Can use all different types of weapons from her HyperspaceArsenal.
* MundaneUtility: She can requip into her pajamas, among other such non-armors.
* NakedApron: Seduction Armor. Twice she combined it with a SchoolSwimsuit.
* NaughtyNurseOutfit: Mentioned in the manga, and [[http://www.imagebam.com/image/001d4b290657447 shown in the anime.]]
* NearDeathClairvoyance: After she attempts to sacrifice herself to stop the Etherion from killing Natsu.
* NoodleIncident: ''Something'' happened between Erza and [[{{Gonk}} Ichiya]] in the past, according to the latter.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: During her duel with Azuma, she's the victim of his ultimate explosion spell, "Terra Clamare'", which is powered by the magic of the Sirius Tree. At this time, Erza has discarded every means of defense, which means that she wasn't protected at all when she took the attack full-blown. When she recovers after it, Azuma is understably shocked. Then she takes ''another'' "Terra Clamare" in the face, except that this time, the spell protects and empowers her, since the energy used to cast it belongs to every member of the Fairy Tail guild present on the island.
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: During her HeroicSacrifice in the Tower of Heaven arc. Luckily, Natsu manages to save her.
* NoSell: Once Kagura finally unsheathes her sword and attempts to land a strike on Erza, she manages to ''cut the city in half''... But not Erza, who simply blocks her attack, despite the fact that until this very moment she was completly overpowered by her. Erza then proceeds to turn the battle in her advantage.
** Her artificial eye makes her immune to visually transmitted magic, though she'll still be partly affected if her normal left eye is open.
* NoSocialSkills: At first. She gets better.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Despite generally having a more serious personality, in her own way Erza is just as wacky as every other member of the guild.
* ObliviousToLove: She was oblivious to Simon's love for her.
** Although, she seems to be plenty aware of Jellal's feelings for her. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Not that]] [[AlmostKiss she could]] [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy possibly]] [[BadLiar miss it]].
* OneWomanArmy: Due to both her immense strength and her variety of armors. Taken to a whole new level in the Grand Magic Games during the "Pandemonium" challenge, which entails everyone taking turns to take on as many of 100 monsters as they can, one of which is so strong that even Wizard Saints aren't guaranteed victory over it. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome She defeats them all single-handedly.]]
* PeekABangs: Sometimes. Her default hairstyle in the 2014 animation and later chapters of the manga
** [[WordOfGod She wears her hair like this to cover her artificial right eye (even though it looks and functions like her remaining eye). Hiro has also stated that it's easier to draw it like that.]]
* PerformanceAnxiety: Played for laughs during the play. Ironic considering that she was the one most eager to be part of the play.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Destroys an island in a clash while fighting [[EvilCounterpart Erza Knightwalker]].
* PhraseCatcher: "That's Erza for you!" in the early arcs. Happy was usually the one to coin it.
* PipePain: In the HighSchoolAU.
* PlayboyBunny: Her favorite requip.
* PoweredArmor: Her armors enhance various attributes and give her new abilities or resistances.
* PowerPerversionPotential: She has quite a few naughty outfits, including a sexy nurse and bondage gear.
* ProfessionalGambler: Is a really good gambler.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt: Her default outfit.
* RapunzelHair: It goes down to the small of her back.
* RedBaron: "Titania", a.k.a [[MeaningfulName Queen of the Fairies]].
* RedHeadedHeroine: She got her last name because of her red hair.
* {{Sarashi}}: Her Samurai outfit is essentially this with a flame patterned hakama, trading defense for pure speed and offense. Though, in the anime-exclusive Eclipse Celestial Spirits arc, she had a second Samurai outfit.
* ScarletFever: Her last name is Scarlet, given to her specifically because of her hair color.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: In the HighSchoolAU.
* SchoolSwimsuit: Twice in the anime.
* SensualSpandex: Courtesy of the Jiggle Butt Gang.
* SeriousBusiness: Erza takes everything seriously--[[TheComicallySerious even things that shouldn't be taken seriously]]--which leads to the DisproportionateRetribution at times.
-->'''Happy:''' "That's Erza for you."
* ShamefulStrip: She's stripped naked when she's [[spoiler: captured by Tartarus and tortured by Ky˘ka]].
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the anime. Instead, she's in her black undershirt for these scenes.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: "Maybe I should walk around the guild naked."
** When some of the boys (ie. Natsu & Gray) try to peep on the girls bathing, Erza replies by asking if they should let them in.
** When the team ends up in a unisex hot spring together, Erza is unfazed and even suggests they wash each other's backs like they did when they were kids.
** It's worth noting that the ''only'' time Erza has shown even the slightest bit of shame was a LuminescentBlush when [[CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest Jellal accidentally groped her at Ryuzetsu Land]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Implied for Gray/Juvia.
* ShipTease: She gets a bit with Natsu and Gray thanks to ChildhoodFriend status. Gets a ''lot'' with Jellal. She would be an OfficialCouple with Jellal, if it weren't for his issues with self-punishment. Still, they know they have feelings for each other, which for them is enough for now. Argubly, she also gets teased with [[{{LesYay}} Lucy and Mirajane]]. It's also notable that her bond with Mirajane, is compared/contrasted in the Tartaros arc with the (heavily suggested)romance between Kyouka and Seilah. Not to mention, the stuff that happened between Erza and Mirajane in chapter 345.5.
* ShowerOfAngst: In the Phantom Lord arc after Makarov is injured.
* SingleTargetSexuality: She has been in love with Jellal since she was a child and in spite of all that he has done, her feelings for him haven't changed and she's never shown interest in anyone besides him.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: It was Jellal's undying idealism that sparked her attraction to him when they were child slaves.
* SkinshipGrope: Advocates doing this in [[HotSpringsEpisode Chapter 355]] and actually does it (even using the word "skinship") in the Natsu vs. Mavis omake.
* SlasherSmile: Gives one to Ky˘ka once she has her chained up in the same manner where Ky˘ka had tortured her for several chapters. Too bad she didn't torture Kyouka back.
* StarCrossedLovers: Every time she is about to get a chance to be together with Jellal, something will happen to take him away.
** [[WordOfGod Mashima]] even drew a [[https://twitter.com/hiro_mashima/status/221263457977249792 picture of them]] for {{Tanabata}}, a festival linked to the most famous Star-crossed lovers story in Japan.
* TheStoic: Comes across as strict and cold when she's first shown.
* StoneWall: Her Adamantine Armor is this, being purely defensive.
* StormOfBlades: Her Circle Sword spell especially. Post-second TimeSkip, [[spoiler:she can summon and use eight around her body a la [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Murakumo style]]]].
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Some of her outfits.
* StudentCouncilPresident: In the HighSchoolAU.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Very serious and stern, but still a caring and loyal friend.
* SummonToHand: Her magic allows her to summons weapons and armors.
* SurvivorGuilt: She tells Kagura she's the one responsible of her brother Simon's death, who died protecting her from Jellal's attack.
* SweetTooth: So much that she will [[UnstoppableRage kick your ass]] if you disturb her while eating.
* SwordBeam: Photon Slicer.
* TeamMom: She and Mirajane share this role for the entire guild.
* TechnicolorBlade: Two.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: She says this Minerva, who by now, has stepped on her BerserkButton multiple times.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Lucy's Girly Girl.
* TomboyishPonytail: A few of her armors do this for her.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She's a tomboyish {{Badass}} ActionGirl, but she still loves cute dresses, outfits and jewelry. And according to the movie, she ''really'' wants to get married.
* TookALevelInCheerfulness: Starts off as a cold, no-nonsense person. After the Tower of Heaven, she becomes much more open.
* TownGirls: The Butch to Lucy's Neither and Wendy's Femme.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Strawberry cake. [[LostFoodGrievance Do not mess with her while she's eating it]].
* TransformationSequence: Type 1, but only in the anime, which becomes less and less frequent until it's barely used at all.
* TranquilFury: In contrast with Natsu. When Erza gets pissed, she tends to get quiet and give {{Death Glare}}s.
* {{Tsundere}}: Her way to show affection is...rough. {{Lampshaded}} by Erza herself when she meets her younger self in the third OVA.
* TsurimeEyes: To reflect her serious, aloof, {{badass}} nature.
* UnableToCry: Played with. She cannot cry in her right eye, even when it was healed of damage from when she was a slave. She claims that it's because she already cried half of her tears out. She does, eventually, cry in her right eye at the end of the Tower of Heaven arc.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Weaponized.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Jellal.
* UnstoppableRage: Mostly PlayedForLaughs.
* VaporWear: With the amount of skin some of her armors show, it's obvious she isn't wearing a bra.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: In the HighSchoolAU omake/OVA, she pulls out a [[PipePain lead pipe]] from her dress. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Sol and Totomaru.
-->'''Sol:''' [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe "A lead pipe?!?"]]\\
'''Totomaru:''' [[LampshadeHanging "From where?"]]
** In Chapter 338, she appears to pull Happy out from her bosom. And we don't see where Carla and Lily came from...
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: She is shown to be this when protecting Jellal from Midnight and Kagura.
* WalkingSwimsuitScene: During the S-Class Trial.
* WhenSheSmiles: Especially as she's TheStoic when in battle mode.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Flight Armor.
* TheWorfBarrage: Starting from Ikaruga, several of her fights will involve her armors getting smashed only seconds after she summons them.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Gives Gajeel a freaking [[SuplexFinisher German Suplex]] in the omake.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Like Natsu, when Erza is angry, someone is in for an asskicking.
* ZettaiRyouiki: A few of armors have, but a special mention goes to her Flame Empress Armor where she is a Grade A with [[GirlishPigtails pigtails]].
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[[folder:Wendy Marvell]]
!!Wendy Marvell
!!!Voiced by: Creator/SatomiSato (JP), Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (EN)
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Wendy is the Sky Dragon Slayer, also known as the Maiden of the Sky. She was raised by the dragon Grandine in the art of healing and support magic, though she can also use her magic for combat by conjuring gusts of wind. After Grandine disappeared, she traveled the world with a mysterious boy until she was dropped off at the Cait Shelter guild. This meek young girl aids Fairy Tail in the alliance against the Oraciˇn Seis, setting off a chain of events ending with her joining Fairy Tail--and growing a serious backbone.
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* ActionGirl: Post-CharacterDevelopment.
* ACupAngst: Her reaction to Reedus' future drawing of her. It doesn't help when she met her Edolas [[GagBoobs version]] of herself.
* BadassAdorable: Equally {{Badass}} as she is cute.
* BadassBoast: See BewareTheNiceOnes below, but also:
-->'''Wendy:''' "After all, I am the pillar that holds my team!"
** She later tells Zirconis, a massive man-eating dragon that her magic will defeat him.
* BareYourMidriff: For much of the Tartaros arc thanks to ClothingDamage from Ezel.
* BattleAura: After Zirconis threatens to eat Lucy, Wendy begins to give off a strong green glow. Zirconis lampshades that it was because she got pissed, which she most certainly did.
* BerserkButton: For the being obvious TokenMiniMoe of the team, it is quite surprising that she has one, but threatening Carla's life will get the crap beaten out of you.
** Also, as two of the members of Sylph Labyrinth discovered, it's a ''really'' bad idea to harm the defenseless in front of her. Unless you ''want'' to be blown into the next continent, that is.
* BewareTheNiceOnes:
-->'''Wendy:''' "But know this... When I am pushed into a corner, I become the Dragon of the Sky!"
* BlowYouAway: She can summon huge gusts of wind, as seen with her roar.
* BreakingTheFellowship: During the one year timeskip, [[spoiler:she joins Lamia Scale after Fairy Tail disbands. When Natsu and Lucy come looking to put Fairy Tail back together, Wendy adamantly refuses to go with them, much to their surprise and Natsu's indignation, due to the fact that she doesn't want to leave Sherria alone. In the end, Sherria herself tells Wendy to go with Natsu and rebuild Fairy Tail, which she does]].
* CallBack: [[spoiler:Her Dragon Force has two. One is the feathers in the outfit she first appears with, reappearing as crystal like feathers, the other being her eye and hair colour becoming almost the same as Porlyusica's, who's basically the human version of Grandine.]]
* CantHoldHerLiquor: Then again, it isn't really wise to give a twelve-year-old sake.
* CharacterDevelopment: Wendy started out as shy, and a crybaby at times, without fighting skills. As the series progresses, her shyness fades away, instead becoming a CombatMedic.
* ChildMage: Biologically thirteen years old. Which means she was being trained by Grandine at the age of 5.
* ChildProdigy: Started of as having no combat skills whatsoever, but is able to learn how to fight very quickly just by observing her fellow Dragon Slayers Natsu and Gajeel.
** So far, she's replicated two different attacks after only seeing Natsu perform them once- one time in the middle of battle- successfully learned two more attacks, along with a Secret Art, in three days, with nothing more than handwritten notes to go off of, and mastered activating Dragon Force at will in less than a year.
* CloseCallHaircut: Gets a portion of her hair lopped off during her fight with Ezel.
* CombatMedic: Shapes up to be one once she learns how to use her Sky Dragon's Roar. She actively fights alongside her friends while providing support on the battlefield in the Edolas and Sirius Island arcs, and can be considered a serious threat in a one-on-one fight by the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games arc]].
* CuteClumsyGirl: She trips on things like small pebbles. Happens less as the series progresses.
* CuteLittleFangs: Comes with being a Dragon Slayer.
* DeathGlare: After [[spoiler: attaining Dragon Force]] during her fight with Ezel, the look on her face is pretty darn terrifying.
* {{Determinator}}: Natsu and the others seem to have rubbed off on her in that department.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: She doesn't like pickled plums. Two anime-only scenes involve characters terrifying her by eating them.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Said to Cheria during their battle when the latter suggested that she gives up due to her injuries.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: When she debuted in the Oracion Seis arc, the guild alliance was wondering what caliber of a mage Cait Shelter could be sending to be confident in just one. Cue a small girl tripping over her own feet.
* EyeColourChange: [[spoiler:Dragon Force turns her eyes from brown to pink.]]
* GirlishPigtails: From the Edolas Arc and onwards.
* GlassCannon: Her spells pack a punch but she can't take a hit herself due to her lack of hand-to-hand combat experience. This has started to become less of an issue lately, due to her being able to cast enhancement magic on herself.
* HairReboot: She cuts her hair short in the Tartarus arc, but Cancer uses his magic to return it to its original length.
* HealingHands: The main benefit of being a Sky Dragon Slayer, though she can't heal herself.
* HealingShiv: She manages to do this with magic, by combining her [[BreathWeapon Sky Dragon's Roar]] with her healing spells on Reborn Oracion Seis' Grim Reaper to restore his memories while he's attacking her in the anime-only Key of the Starry Sky arc.
* HeroicBSOD: When she realizes [[spoiler: that there are countless Face mechanisms left to destroy]] after she'd nearly died alongside Carla destroying just one. A chapter later, she's managed to will herself out of it.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Stayed behind with Carla to make sure Face was deactivated but thankfully {{Subverted}} because Doranbalt saves the both of them.]]
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: At first, she had very little confidence in her abilities, and was quick to blame herself when things went wrong. However, after gaining more combat experience, and coming into her own as a fighter, she largely grows out of it.
* HiddenEyes: Gets these while asking Hiroshi to cease his cruel actions towards one of the giants. When he refuses, [[BewaretheNiceOnes she makes him regret it]].
* ImageSong: "Amazing Blessings"
* ImportantHaircut: After she and Carla realize that [[spoiler: there are countless more Faces left to destroy]], she cuts more of her hair off with her RazorWind afterward, declaring that she wouldn't ever fall to despair. You know, just it case it wasn't already clear that she TookALevelInBadass.
* {{Keigo}}: Uses this toward everyone except Carla, with their close relationship allowing for informality. Chelia advises her not to use it so much when she's trying to make new friends.
* KidAppealCharacter: The only reason she was created in the first place, though character development has made her somewhat deeper than that.
* LightningBruiser: She may not be as strong or fast as the others, but she becomes one when buffed. [[spoiler:This goes UpToEleven when in Dragon Force. She becomes fast enough to FlashStep around the battlefield]].
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Her relationship with Natsu. She even lampshades it in chapter 423:
-->'''Wendy:''' "I admire him... He's something like a big brother to me."
* LittleMissBadass: She had had her moments before, but she most definitely graduates to this once and for all during the Tartarus Arc, where she fights for the first time on a level that would rival Natsu or Gajeel, and ''single-handedly'' defeats one of Tartarus' Nine Demon Gates.
* LovelyAngels: With Sherria [[spoiler:after she joins Lamia Scale over the second timeskip]].
* MeaningfulName: Wendy can sound like ''[[JustForPun Windy]]''.
** Originally, she was going to be the [[MakingASplash Water Dragon Slayer]], with her name becoming a pun on Wednesday (''Suiyobi'' or "Water Day" in Japanese).
* TheMedic: One of very few, and probably the best.
* MysticalWaif: Has elements of this in the Nirvana arc, including a mysterious past, bad guys wanting her, non-action status, bit of a DistressedDamsel, purehearted and kind, and TheMedic.
* NiceMeanAndInBetween: The nicest (shy, helpful, and compassionate) of Fairy Tail's three first-generation Dragon Slayers.
* NoSell: To Anomaly Magic that targets her bodily functions.
* OlderThanSheLooks: She looks about six or seven years old, yet she is actually twelve. It gets a bit awkward when you realize that she was born in the same year, thus being the same age, as Sting and Rogue and she still looks twelve after the seven year time skip due to the spell Mavis cast on her and the other Tenrou Island Group members.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: More in terms of looks than power. Many characters comment on her attractiveness, but next to the better-endowed Lucy and Erza...
* ParentalAbandonment: Like Natsu and Gajeel, the dragon Grandine left her without a word.
* PokeThePoodle: She can't be scary no matter how hard she tries.
* PowerDyesYourHair: [[spoiler:Her Dragon Force Mode dyes her hair (and eyes) light pink.]]
* PowerGivesYouWings: [[spoiler:Well, in her Dragon Force Mode, she grows feathers on her back that look like wings at least.]]
* PowerGlows: Tends to glow a bit when using her [[StatusBuff enchantment spells]] on herself.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: ''I'm ruling over this space!''
* RapunzelHair: Her hair reaches down to her waist. She cuts it short during the Tartaros arc, but Cancer returns it to its usual length.
* RedBaron: "Sky Dragon" and "Sky Maiden".
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Sherria, they quickly become friends after battling in the Tournament, bonding over their similar magic, wind based slayer-type, and after the second time skip it becomes even more obvious.
* ShootTheMedicFirst: What Faust and Hades try doing to her when they start fighting. Thankfully her friends are there to protect her.
* ShoutOut: She bears some resemblance to [[Manga/KOn Azu-nyan]] when she gets into her Edolas clothes, complete with pigtails.
* ShrinkingViolet: Is introduced this way, but once she joins Fairy Tail, she starts to grow out of it.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: But as the series progresses, she loses the "shy" part.
* SmurfettePrinciple: So far, she is the only female dragon slayer.
* StatusBuff: Her Sky Dragon Slayer magic is very practical because of this.
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:Dragon Force, which she even attains before ''Gajeel''.]]
* SuperStrength: Of a variety. With the use of her Arms enchantment, she's capable of breaking apart a metal fist, roughly the same size as herself, merely by pushing against it.
* SweetTooth: A bonding point with Erza. The two even went on a mission together where their only reward was sweets.
* TagalongKid: She becomes this for [[FiveManBand Team Natsu]].
* TaremeEyes
* TenderTears
* TraumaCongaLine: Let's see: She has no biological family to speak of, instead having been found and raised by the Sky dragon Grandine, only for said dragon to vanish, along with the others, without so much as a goodbye. Five years old, and entirely alone, Wendy has to good fortune to cross paths with Mystogan, who cared for her for a few months before leaving her at the guild Cait Shelter. Seven years later, Wendy watches as the guild; her home and family, vanish right before her eyes. Skip forward to the conclusion of the Tartaros arc, and we find Wendy [[spoiler: finally reunited with Grandine. But wait. Turns out, she, and the other dragons, are little more than ghosts. Wendy can only cry as the dragons bid their children one last goodbye before vanishing entirely.]]
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Her partnership with Natsu and Gajeel, with her role being [[TheChick The Chick]]. Fulfills her role rather well, acting as a mediator between her more hot headed counterparts.
* TokenMiniMoe: At first. She upgrades to LittleMissBadass after watching Natsu, Gajeel and Erza.
* TomatoSurprise: Cait Shelter is just an illusion created by the long-dead master, Robaul. This leads to her joining Fairy Tail.
* TookALevelInBadass: Gradually evolves from a meek young girl with no battle skills to a full-fledged CombatMedic who can hold her own in a fight, strong enough to defeat an executor of Fiore's Knights from the Order of The Hungry Wolves in [[CurbStompBattle one attack]]. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Jura in the Grand Magic Games arc. Finally achieves [[spoiler: [[PowerUp Dragon Force]]]] during her fight with [[spoiler:Ezel to stop Face from going active]].
** After the second TimeSkip, [[spoiler: she can ''activate Dragon Force at will!'']]
* TownGirls: The Femme to Lucy's Neither and Erza's Butch.
* UnskilledButStrong: A variation of this. While there is no questioning that she's very strong for a mage in her age group, she still lacks a lot of fighting experience. This trope is increasingly being subverted post-[[TimeSkip Tenroujima]] proven by the way she competed in the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games]] and during Lucy's rescue from Mercurius' labyrinthine Hell Palace. Finally put to bed when she attained [[spoiler:Dragon Force in her fight against Ezel]].
* WeaksauceWeakness: Loke and Gray use her dislike of pickled plums to defeat her in the anime version of the S-Class exam.
** And after the one year time skip [[spoiler:she develops the motion sickness weakness that all the other Dragon Slayers have. The worst part is she cannot heal herself while in this state.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: A leftover from when Hiro was going to have her be a Water Dragon Slayer.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Starts wearing them in the Edolas arc and onwards.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Carla]]
!!Carla
!!!Voiced by: Creator/YuiHorie (JP), Creator/JadSaxton (EN)
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Carla (originally "[[DubNameChange Charles]]"[[note]]pronounced "''Sharl''"[[/note]] in Japanese) is Wendy's high-strung caretaker. She is of the same species as Happy, a talking cat who can use Aera magic to grow wings and fly. Unlike Happy, she was born with knowledge of what she and Happy really are--something she holds Happy in disdain for. She only joins Fairy Tail to keep an eye on Wendy, but soon finds herself growing accustomed to her new friends, including her blue counterpart.
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* ActionGirl: She has her moments, believe it or not. See DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu below.
* AccidentalTruth: In the Edolas arc, she claims to be the Exceed Princess in order to prevent Edolas!Erza from arresting her, Happy, and Lucy. Turns out that she really is Queen Chagot's daughter.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Until the Edolas arc.
* BerserkButton: Initially, anyone comparing her to Happy, even though they were clearly of the same species even before the Exceeds were introduced.
* BondCreatures: To Wendy. It's actually implied that all Dragon Slayers should have one.
* BritishStuffiness: Has a light English accent in the dub, reflecting her formal way of speaking in the original Japanese.
* CatsAreSnarkers: Very snarky, usually aimed at Happy or Natsu. Especially prevalent in the Dub with her English accent.
* CatsAreSuperior: She acts so high and mighty at first, but she TookALevelInKindness later in the series.
* CatGirl: Her spell to give her a more humanoid form turns her into one of these, with her still having cat ears and a tail.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Once she sees Happy's HeroicResolve.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: With Happy, Carla manages to destroy [[HeroKiller Hades's]] heart during his battle with the rest of Team Natsu in the Sirius Island arc. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome This action all but defeats Hades just by itself and saves the lives of the entire team.]] She later tries to attack Ezel to get him to unhand Wendy.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Happy.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Drops a few lines that imply this, though it's mostly toward perverts.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: She is technically one, as her mother is queen of the Exceed.
* {{Flight}}: Like all other Exceed she can sprout angelic wings and fly.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: Before defrosting, she had thin eyes that gave off a somewhat snooty look. After defrosting, she's drawn with TaremeEyes (though she always looked like this in the anime).
* GrumpyBear: She is rather stiff and no nonsense, but she means well.
* HeroicSacrifice: Like Erza, it's twice attempted and twice subverted.[[spoiler:The second time though was legitimately her going to do it in order to stop Face from activating, but Doranbalt arrives and saves her and Wendy.]]
* HeroicBSOD: When she finds out that everything she's done was to unwittingly accomplish her "mission" and not to protect Wendy. Though it wasn't a mission in the first place.
* HeyYou: Originally calls Happy "male cat". It's only after he sticks up for her against Extalia that she starts using his name, a change that Lucy notices.
* HumanityEnsues: During the one-year timeskip she learned a spell that allows her to take on human form.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She starts out as a total {{Jerkass}} to Happy, but still clearly cares for Wendy.
** TookALevelInKindness: Starts becoming much kinder and laid-back after the Edolas arc.
* LittleMissSnarker: Despite being a cat.
* MsExposition: Explains what Edolas is to Natsu, Wendy, and Happy.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Has this reaction whenever she hurts or offends Wendy.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Wendy
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Dub only; Jad Saxton did a mostly good job giving Carla a formal British accent, but slip ups were made. The scene of her breaking down and crying after hearing the details of her "mission" is a notable example.
** Then again, considering that Happy stands up for her and seeing how she [[CharacterDevelopment starts behaving more friendly towards him afterwards]], it could be that the accent slip was intentional as if saying "This is her true voice." The Japanese version has shades of this too.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Cat]]: She might be the sanest person in the Guild. It's either her or Pantherlily.
* PowerTrio: The Superego to Happy's Id and Lily's Ego.
* PropheticFallacy: She foresees Queen Chagot using Dragon Slayers as a scapegoat for sending her and 99 others of their kind to Earth-land as eggs, and mistakes the queen's bluff of killing Dragon Slayers to be her actual mission. She also assumes that all the Exceed sent to Earth-land are ''supposed'' to know this, and thus shuns Happy when it turns out he does not.
* PsychicPowers: The power of foresight.
* {{Seers}}: She can see into the near future and, on occassion, the more distant future.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: There has been a ''huge'' debate over how her name (pronounced ''Sharuru'' in Japanese) should be spelled. For the longest time, people have settled on "Charle", though the OVA opening spells it as "Charles", meaning it would have the gender-neutral French pronunciation. However, WordOfGod says that the name was translated to the more feminine "Carla" since people would likely mistake "Charles" as a male name. Thus, "Carla" is the name Funimation uses.
* [[StraightMan Straight Cat]]: To Wendy and Happy.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her mother.
* TalkingAnimal: Like all Exceeds
* TookALevelInBadass: Following the timeskip, she becomes capable of fighting all on her own, showing traits of a DanceBattler.
* TookALevelInKindness: She was introduced as fairly abrasive to everyone except Wendy (and even with her, she was kind of a nag). After Happy sticks up for her against Extalia, she starts using his actual name instead of "male cat", and treats others a lot better (though she's still quite snarky).
* {{Tsundere}}: Is later this towards Happy.
* TykeBomb: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler: Managed to gain a humanoid form just like Pantherlily over the second timeskip]]
* WhenSheSmiles: Her smile is noted by Happy's mother.
* [[WingedHumanoid Winged Cat]]: Like all Exceeds.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: One of the more collected and observant guild members, and she's only six.
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