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* TheAbridgedSeries: By "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NgTEQrhgMY FairyTailAbridge]]".
** Also one by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/PalletTownChampions PalletTownChampions]].
* AbsoluteCleavage
** Angel of the Oración Seis.
** Ultear's [[spoiler:Grimoire Heart]] SexyBacklessOutfit dress has this.
** {{Gonk}}!Virgo [[FanDisservice sports this as well]].
** Mirajane, when she activates [[spoiler: [[DarkIsNotEvil Satan Soul.]]]]
** Erza in her Sea Empress Armor.
** Lucy wears her spa robe this way. This is also her first outfit, and many later ones.
** Raven Tail's Flare Corona has a SexyBacklessOutfit with this as well.
** Cana in general.
** [[TheBaroness Kyouka]] and [[BadassBookworm Seilah]] of Tartarus.
* AbsurdlySharpBlade
* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Duke Everlue owns one. And Happy goes for a swim.
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: Most of the Exceed have clothing to some degree. Happy even has a little bag he ties around his neck.
* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler:Zeref's magic is custom tailored for this. He ultimately kills Zancrow by waking up in his arms.]]
* ActionGirl: Erza, Mirajane, Cana, Ultear, Juvia, Evergreen, Wendy, Lisanna, Bisca, Lucy, Merudy, Levy, Sherry, Laki, Mavis... In fact, pick a girl. Pick any girl.
* ACupAngst: Levy, Wendy, and Mavis.
* AdaptationExpansion
** The anime filler has given screen time to ''Fairy Tail'''s less plot-important members, most notably Loke and Lisanna.
** The anime also throws in an occasional ChekhovsGun/[[ChekhovsGunman Gunman]], or otherwise mentions points that came up much later in the manga. For instance, Laxus's symbol being used by everyone from the beginning of the story, or mention of Siegrain and Jellal being twins before [[spoiler: fans can form ideas about them being the same person]].
** The backstories of the Oración Seis members ([[spoiler:being slaves forced to work on the Tower of Heaven like Erza]]) are shown and integrated into several scenes and motivations, as opposed to being relegated to AllThereInTheManual trivia as in the manga.
** It's done this a lot with the Edolas arc, which glossed over quite a bit in the manga. For example, we get to see some of Gajeel's adventure as he searches for Fairy Tail, and [[spoiler: he even gets to meet his Edolas counterpart, who is never shown or even mentioned in the manga.]]
** The anime also expanded Ultear's TroubledBackstoryFlashback to not only show how torturous of an experience the experiments done on Ultear were, but ''why'' they happened: [[spoiler:As it turns out, Brain, the to-be leader of Oración Seis, was running the facility to strengthen young wizards to use as candidates for members of his six-man guild. However, after Ultear returned to the facility to willingly strengthen herself and take revenge against her mother, Brain noticed that she was becoming ''too'' powerful to be a proper subordinate, and he had already gathered five other children to form his guild, so he up and left the facility right before it fell at the hands of the vengeful, overpowered little girl ([[GenreSavvy and kind of expected it to happen]]).]]
** There's more dialogue between Laxus and Hades in the anime than there is in the manga. The most significant part is when Laxus tells Hades that strength isn't as important as having the courage to stand up to someone stronger, then adds, "Ain't that right, Natsu?"
** A blink-and-you-miss-it line in the middle of the Grand Magic Games arc refers to [[spoiler: a Zentopia Incident that caused a number of Celestial Spirit mages to lose their powers]]. This gets depicted as part of the anime-only Key of the Starry Heavens Arc.
** In the Grand Magic Games arc, Erza [[spoiler: destroys 100 monsters in the Pandemonium game]][[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome offscreen]], but this is expanded in the anime.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: While the anime will often make little corrections to Mashima's consistency errors, coming close to the manga has caused it to create a few of it's own. The shadowy figure that Jellal is kept from pursuing is changed from a spiky haired silhouette to the hooded girl, for instance. [[spoiler: While that was generally assumed to have been Mashima not knowing how the figure should look until later, a manga chapter that came out at almost exactly the same time as the episode revealed that it actually had been a separate person.]]
* AdultFear:
** It's revealed that [[spoiler:Ur had been told by some researchers that her IllGirl daughter Ultear had died, when in reality, they kidnapped and experimented on the girl because of her magical power. Ultear is one of the villains, and for worse, she hates her mother Ur because she has been led to believe that she hated and abandoned her]].
** Makarov, guild master of Fairy Tail, was forced to exile both his son, Ivan, ''and'' his grandson, Laxus, from his guild. Later on, he finds out that Ivan is planning to lure Laxus to his own guild so he can steal the dragon lacrima in his body, and it's heavily implied that doing so might kill Laxus. Seeing as how Ivan only wants the lacrima for money and doesn't care what removing it will do to his son, it's not hard to see why Makarov looked so horrified upon finding out about this plan.
** Jude Heartfilia. A few weeks after he reconciles with his estranged daughter, Lucy, and manages to get over the sudden death of his wife Laylea, who Lucy is the spitting image of, [[spoiler:she and her friends are attacked by a monster and seemingly killed]]. Even worse when [[spoiler:Lucy returns and finds out that he's been sending her birthday presents every year since her disappearance... and then died a month before her return.]]
* AdventureGuild: They're everywhere.
* AdventurousIrishViolins: The ''entire'' musical score of ''Fairy Tail'' is practically made out of this trope. [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic God bless Yasuharu Takanashi.]]
* AerithAndBob: The names ranges from Lucy to Jellal, Makarov to Erza, Elfman to Ur, Merudy to Laxus, Yukino to Lahar. There are western names, eastern-ish names, as well as names that fans have never heard of.
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Cobra]], after he is [[spoiler:betrayed by his leader Brain]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Cobra's]] thoughts:''' "My prayer...I...just wanted to hear the voice of my one friend...[[spoiler:Cuberos]]..."
* TheAlcoholic: Cana drinks about 30% of the guild's alcohol. She started drinking at age 13, 2 years before the minimum age of the country. On her guild card her likes are: Alcohol and her dislikes are: Non-alcoholic drinks.
** Even more impressively, Bacchus of Quatro Cerberus not managed to drink [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Cana]] under the table but also created his own [[DrunkenMaster drunken martial arts style]].
* AllThereInTheManual:
** Cobra's pet snake Cuberos [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110101015015/fairytail/images/8/86/Kinana_Guild_Card.jpg was actually a human turned into a snake.]] And she's a member of Fairy Tail, to boot. This is nearly, if not utterly, impossible to tell from just reading the manga or watching the anime, and you'd have to read the extra information that comes with the published volumes to find out.
** There's a lot that's only said in the extra info. Like all of the members or Oración Seis being involved in the Tower of Heaven; [[spoiler:Brain was Jellal's mentor, and everyone else was just doing regular work on the tower.]] AdaptationExpansion put scenes in the anime depicting this, though.
** Gildarts hates Ivan Dreyar. We never see them interact in the manga or anime, but from this little fact we know that there was bad blood in the past, even if we have no idea what it was.
* AllPartOfTheShow: The townsfolk of Magnolia think the fighting in Fighting Festival arc was part of the preparation for the Fantasia parade.
* AlmightyJanitor:
** Natsu beats the BigBad most arcs, but he's still not an S-Class wizard, even though Erza admits that he's at least as strong as her, if not stronger.
** Gray is usually portrayed as Natsu's [[TheRival rival]], so that throws him into the mix.
** Juvia was an S-Class wizard for Phantom Lord, but she lost that rank when they disbanded (to be fair, Fairy Tail seems to have higher standards).
** Gajeel was considered Phantom Lord's strongest mage, above even Juvia.
** Going by the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games]] standards and assuming that the other guilds are/were fielding their strongest S-Class mages, it seems that what constitute a Fairy Tail S-Class mage surpasses all the other guilds, because in both Fairy Tail A and B teams combined, reserves included, only 3 of the members are official S-Class mages.
* AlternateUniverse: The focus of the Edolas arc.
* AmazonChaser: When Erza was presented in a showing of Fairy Tail's members and their capabilities, an audience member actually said, "Marry me, Titania!"
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: Lacrima. Especially the Slayer Lacrima that [[spoiler:Laxus and Cobra]] use that give them the same abilities as a Dragon Slayer.
* AnchoredShip: [[spoiler:Jellal and Erza.]]
* AnimatedTattoo: Reedus Jonah.
* AntiHero: Phantom Lord, being a legal guild that more or less acts like a dark one, is a [[DesignatedHero Type V]] before their attack on Fairy Tail. [[spoiler:Jellal, Ultear, and Merudy are Type [=IVs=] (PayEvilUntoEvil) after their HeelFaceTurn.]]
* AntiVillain: More than half of the bad guys are sympathetic to a degree. (See the YMMV page for Type [=IVs=])
** [[NobleDemon Type I]]: Kageyama (dark guild member, but can't commit a mass murder when given the chance), Azuma.
** [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Type II]]: Juvia before her HeelFaceTurn, Jellal (who is also a Type III), The [[labelnote:Oración Seis]]Except Brain[[/labelnote]], [[spoiler:Ultear and Merudy]].
** [[WellIntentionedExtremist Type III]]: Reitei Lyon and his group, Laxus, [[spoiler:Knightwalker, Hades]].
* ArcNumber
** 7. All dragons disappeared at the same time, seven years prior to the story's present, on the 7th day of the 7th month of the year 777. This was also the same year that [[spoiler: Lucy's mother]] (and possibly several other people) died and when Mystogan [[spoiler: came to Earthland]]. There have also been several QuirkyMinibossSquad with seven members. And in Chapter 253 [[spoiler: we have a seven year TimeSkip]].
** In the same arc as the above, but earlier [[spoiler: We have 7 teams headed by legitimate members of Fairy Tail, 7 paths lead to battles, 7 Fairy Tail members (Makarov, Erza, Mirajane, Gildarts, Carla, Pantherlily, Wendy) that aren't members of one of the seven legitimate teams. There are 21 (7 x 3) wizards holding hands for the protective magic prior to Acnologia's final attack.]]
** In the Grand Magic Games arc, [[spoiler: the 7/7/777 date is coming up again, the 14th anniversary of the dragons' disappearances. Something important is going to happen again.]]
** When the Eclipse Gate finally opens [[spoiler:7 dragons emerge]].
*** There are also currently [[spoiler: 7 Dragon Slayers total]].
** Fairy Tail was founded 105 years ago(7 x 15) in the year x686, another year evenly divisible by 7.
** Also 3 as well: The Dragon Slayers in the Fairy Tail guild and three active S-Class wizards currently at the guild. Makarov is the third guild master. Lucy starts off with three gold keys and three silver keys. There are three S-Class wizards at any given time. You start off with Laxus, Mystogan, and Erza (Gildarts has been gone so long some people think he's not coming back.) Laxus is thrown out in the same arc that Mirajane gets her magic back. Mystogan leaves at the end of the arc where Gildarts returns. [[spoiler: And then Gildarts leaves shortly after Laxus comes back.]]
* ArmorIsUseless: Played straight with both genders in almost all situations. Only Erza ([[{{Stripperific}} and not always]]) and a few warriors use armor in battle, the rest only magical barriers [[MadeOfIron if anything at all]]. It stands to reason that a slab of metal is not going to protect you from fireballs, ice blasts, energy beams, etc.
** Erza's metal armor is actually a hindrance in fighting Midnight in the Nirvana arc.
* ArsonMurderAndLifesaving: [[UngratefulBastard Worth squat as far as the new council is concerned.]]
* ArtEvolution: Compare the first chapter to the most recent one. The artwork's much smoother, the lines are thicker, and the characters are less lanky.
** The art style has gone from being quite similar to ''Manga/OnePiece'' to having its own style and being more classically anime-like with a slight Western look. For example, characters have gone from having normal mouths to usually having {{cheeky mouth}}s, and the girls have bigger eyes and smaller noses. Lucy in particular goes from looking like One Piece's Nami to the degree that she could be a blonde {{Expy}} of her, to having very few similarities except for [[BuxomIsBetter big breasts]].
* AssShove: While everyone sleeps off their latest party/brawl in Chapter 200, Max is seen with a broom sticking out of his butt.
** This somehow happens to him again in the midst of an explosion at the pool in Chapter 298.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever:
** Lullaby was huge in the manga. He's noticeably even ''larger'' in the anime.
** Also Makarov. His Titan magic allows him to change his size at will.
* AuthorAppeal
** Ignoring the {{Fanservice}}, Mystogan's identity makes it seem that Hiro Mashima loves [[spoiler:parallel world]] plots.
** Also, Pantherlily's appearance makes much more sense if you know Mashima likes ''{{ComicBook/Blacksad}}''.
** It's become increasingly apparent, particularly after the time-skip, that Mashima loves giving characters cat ears, or at least cat ear-shaped hair and accessories. Heck, maybe he loves cats in general.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The Guild Masters and the Magic Council. Though not so much for certain council members.
** [[spoiler:Subverted by the Oración Seis. The leader, Brain, actually goes down pretty easy; the ''actual'' strongest member is Midnight.]] [[DoubleSubversion Or not]]. As of Chapter 156, [[spoiler:the strongest member appears to be Brain's SuperpoweredEvilSide.]]
* AwakeningTheSleepingGiant: [[spoiler:Hades does this twice in the same arc. His actions during the Sirius Island arc do indeed 'awaken' Zeref... and subsequently [[GoneHorriblyRight piss him off enough]] for Zeref to track him down and then [[EvilIsNotAToy kill him]] for dragging him out of his self-imposed exile. And as if that wasn't bad enough, all of this leads to [[DiabolusExMachina Acnologia]] showing up, too.]]
* AwesomeMcCoolname
** Gray Fullbuster is a name that'd look good on your resume.
** Natsu '''Dragn'''eel deserves a mention as well.
* AxCrazy: Several villains:
** Gajeel,
** [[spoiler:Laxus (for a while)]],
** A good number of the Oración Seis,
*** [[spoiler:And the leader's SuperpoweredEvilSide Zero, who crosses AxCrazy and teeters into OmnicidalManiac]].
** Zancrow is one of the best examples of Ax Crazy that Fairy Tail has to offer. Heck, just by his looks alone, you can tell that he's some kind of psycho.
** Take everything bad about Zancrow, [[spoiler:make him a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] that sees [[PunyHumans humans as little more than playthings]]]], and then give him a penchant for forcing {{Sadistic Choice}}s on others, and you get Jackal from Tartarus.
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[[folder:B]]
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: How Happy got his name.
* {{Backstory}}: Everyone has one. ''Everyone''.
* {{Badass}}: '''Many.'''
** Erza and Natsu are foremost examples, naturally.
** Gildarts. Strong enough to make [[spoiler: Natsu, who never gives up no matter who the enemy is]], cower in fear and admit defeat.
** Mirajane, when she decides to [[LetsGetDangerous get dangerous]]. You better fucking run.
** Mystogan, who is on the same level as Laxus and Gildarts despite [[spoiler: ''actually having no magic'', considering he comes from Edolas]].
* BadassCrew: Team Fairy Tail at the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games]], particularly on the final day, managing multiple [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome CMOAs]]!
* BadassGrandpa
** Makarov, nearly ninety and he can ''still'' kick ass.
** Master Hades.[[spoiler:... a.k.a the former Fairy Tail guild master Purehito.]]
** Note that both of the above have awesome {{Badass Mustache}}s.
* BalloonBelly: Earlier episodes of the anime gave Natsu this briefly whenever he ate fire.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: The recent nude scenes make it obvious that the female characters don't have nipples even though the male characters do. Also, in Chapter 355, when Erza gets a full-frontal naked shot, she has no genitalia.
* BatmanGambit:Phantom Lord's Guild Master, Jose Porla [[spoiler: uses his [[WaveMotionGun super weapon Jupiter]] on the Fairy Tail Guild knowing Erza would most likely block the attack. This would leave the Fairy Tail Guild weak enough so that he could capture Lucy.]]
* BatDeduction: The trick to finding Mavis's grave.
* BathtubBonding: Between Lucy and Cana before the S-Class Trial arc.
* BattleAura
** [[spoiler:Mirajane.]]
** In the anime, Dragon Slayers get a standard PowerGlow BattleAura.
* BavarianFireDrill: A small scale one in the Edolas arc. Carla tells the enemy she's a princess. It doesn't keep their pursuers from chasing them for long, though it does save Lucy. [[spoiler: It's inadvertently true, though.]]
* BeachEpisode: Chapter 261. Full of fanservice.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: When Erza's Requip armor and weapons prove utterly useless against Ikaruga, an assassin with ImplausibleFencingPowers, Erza decides to fight her using an outfit with no magic and ordinary swords. [[spoiler:And wins.]]
* BeleagueredChildhoodFriend: Jellal is (sometimes) this for Erza.
* BelligerentSexualTension:
** Gajeel and Levy.
** Elfman and Evergreen. {{Lampshaded}} by Rusty Rose:
-->'''Rusty Rose''': The communication between two lovers sometimes goes hand-in-hand with a violent skinship.
-->'''Elfman and Evergreen''': THAT'S NOT HOW IT IS!
* BerserkButton: Never, under any circumstance, piss-off Fairy Tail! Attempts to harm their TrueCompanions or, worse still, their guild as a whole, is a surefire way of being ass-kicked without prejudice. A lesson learned the hard way by countless mages and magic guilds alike. No other guilds in their universe come together and go berserk like Fairy Tail whenever harm comes their way.
** Do not mention [[BigBrotherInstinct Elfman or Mirajane's]] sister Lisanna.
*** Well, this got better as Lisanna is back in the later chapters.
** Do ''[[DisproportionateRetribution not]]'' mess with Erza's [[LostFoodGrievance strawberry cake.]]
** Absolutely ''do not'' threaten Gray in [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Juvia's]] presence.
** Destroy the guild hall and Natsu ''WILL'' murder you.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
** During the Fighting Festival arc, Mirajane finally gets pushed too far, and both we and her opponent get a demonstration of why she used to be an S-Class wizard with the nickname "Demon".
** [[spoiler:Also a possible BrownNote moment too, simply because the wizard she pummeled had a demon form of his own that he ended up using and ''still'' got his ass handed to him, proving that you '''DO NOT FUCK WITH MIRAJANE'S NAKAMA''' unless you are ready to have her rip you a new one then pummel you into the ground.]]
** Makarov too. He was perfectly content to ignore Phantom Lord's unprovoked attack on the guild... until they attacked Team Shadow Gear. Then he led everyone in the immediate vicinity in a march right up to Phantom Lord's doorstep. And don't even get me started on Fairy Law...
** Basically almost anyone in Fairy Tail, no matter how nice or friendly they seem, mess with their nakama and they will go into a frenzied rage that will leave you a pile of ash.
* {{BFS}}:
** Erza has plenty of these.
** Pantherlily's sword is big. It's not quite [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Jack Rakan]] big, but the handle alone is large as Lily himself. And Lily's a pretty big guy. Lily's sword is actually significantly bigger than he is (at least in the anime). Happy [[LampshadeHanging comments on how absurdly large it is]] and uses a little size comparison to show that Lily's sword is at least [[UpToEleven 4 times as big as he is]]. That's why Lily is able to knock chunks out of a floating island with his sword.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: If some scans are to be believed, Midnight of Oración Seis is a woman who looks like a {{Bishonen}} male. If that's the case, then "she" is also DaddysLittleVillain. He's actually a [[DudeLooksLikeALAdy dude who looks like a girl.]]
* BigBadEnsemble: Zeref and Hades are the most involved of Fairy Tail's antagonists, but they have separate goals.
* BigDamnHeroes:
** [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangareader.net/135-47491-20/fairy-tail/chapter-173.html Edolas!Natsu]] is introduced this [[http://www.mangareader.net/135-47491-18/fairy-tail/chapter-173.html way.]] [[{{Squee}} Yay.]]]]
** There are a lot of these in the Edolas arc.
*** In Chapter 180, Gajeel probably pulls off the biggest damn heroes moment in the arc. [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome Too bad it's all offscreen.]]
*** [[spoiler: Mystogan sending everyone back to Earthland just in the nick of time.]]
*** [[spoiler: The ''entire'' Edolas Fairy Tail Guild during the final battle of the arc]].
** This actually seems to be [[SixthRanger Gajeel's hat]] in the guild.
** [[spoiler: Gildarts]] pulls one of these off just in time to save [[spoiler: Cana from being killed by Bluenote]], despite having already left the area beforehand.
*** [[spoiler: He brought Fried and Bickslow back with him, much to Rustyrose's horror.]]
** [[spoiler: Chapter 244. Laxus. Nuff said.]]
** [[spoiler: The original BigGood, the first master of Fairy Tail, [[LittleMissBadass Mavis]] [[CuteGhostGirl Vermillion]] in Chapter 255.]]
** This is practically Natsu's signature move with regards to Lucy: In fact, she relies on it once [[spoiler:when she jumps from a tower in the Phantom Lord guild, having heard Natsu in the distance and knowing he'd come to save her]].
* BiggerBad: Master Hades up until the S-Class Trial arc, when he becomes the direct BigBad. [[spoiler: He's indirectly responsible for the Tower of Heaven continuing after the revolt, the events of Galuna Island, and for Oración Seis existing in the first place.]]
** Zeref is also an example, as it's been 400 years after he's done anything and people are still talking about him and trying to clean up demons and other pieces of dark magic he left behind.
** Acnologia is even bigger than them. In the present day he just flies around wrecking stuff for fun, but his deeds in the past [[spoiler:and the future]] play a huge role in recent arcs. Zeref himself is afraid of Acnologia and considers a being that humans cannot match.
* BigGood: Makarov, Gildarts, and Mavis Vermillion.
** Erza also used to qualify before becoming TheBigGuy.
* BigOlEyebrows: [[AntiMagic YUKA SUZUKI.]] His eyebrows look like they could cannibalize [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Maito Gai's]] ''and'' [[Anime/{{FLCL}} Amarao's]] without even trying.
* BilingualBonus: Those familiar with English will get a laugh when Mystogan appears in the second OVA as the school gardener, with a spray can (a literal mist gun) in each hand.
** Lluvia, the noun for rain in Spanish, is pronounced Juvia in Argentina.
* BizarroUniverse: Edolas, where [[FloatingContinent the land's in the sky]], Gray's extremely sensitive to the cold and has an open crush on Juvia, Jet and Droy are the strongest of the guild, Elfman's a wuss, Lucy's a {{delinquent}}, and Natsu loves to drive but is a complete wuss when not driving. Alzack and Bisca are also SickeninglySweethearts. Fairy Tail as a whole is [[spoiler:an illegal guild, due to all guilds being banned, and thus being the only magic guild who resists the King's orders]]. Also, the only person from Earthland who can still use magic normally is Lucy [[spoiler: thanks to the mana potion Mystogan had her drink; he provides such for the others later, too]].
** The anime implied that [[BigBad King Faust]] might be the Edolas version of [[spoiler: ''Makarov''.]] Although astute viewers would have noticed that Edolas' Fairy Tail stated that their guildmaster was killed. And Faust looks a whole lot more like the new [[spoiler: head of the magic council]]. If what we've seen of him so far says anything, their personalities are a pretty good match. Edolas-Gajeel's a NonActionGuy IntrepidReporter and he and Earthland!Gajeel [[BirdsOfAFeather get along]] ''smashingly.'' [[spoiler: ''Porlyusica is actually an Edolas version of Grandine the Sky Dragon''.]]
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Lucy, Wendy/Gray and Erza/Natsu respectively.
* BlowYouAway: Erigor, Ren, Wendy and [[spoiler: Chelia.]]
** If you see someone in this series using this element they are most likely to be the designated antagonists or outright evil(sans the aforementioned Wendy since she is also a CombatMedic) not unlike Firebenders in ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Earth-aligned demons in ''GoldenSun'' and many water elementals in several ''{{Digimon}}'' anime.
* BloodlessCarnage:
** While some earlier removals of blood are forgiven, the anime leaving Gray unharmed after being impaled by a ice tiger is not. To top it off, they had him try to stop the bleeding with ice anyway.
** Getting really silly when Gajeel claims that his [[BreathWeapon dragon's breath]] (it's made of blades of iron) has torn Natsu's body to shreds. Natsu doesn't have a scratch on him.
** And then there's Erza vs. Ikaruga.
** Finally {{subverted|Trope}} to an extent during Gray and Ultear's fight, where [[spoiler:he actually slashes at his chest and freezes his blood to use as a weapon]]. Granted, there was a flash of light drawn instead of blood when he did the deed, but the wound is shown sealed with ice, and we actually get to see the [[spoiler:ice on his shoulders turn a deep crimson]]. So that can be forgiven.
** Averted in the 2014 reboot/continuation
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Usually Lucy, Charle, Pantherlily, Max, Warren, and to a certain extent Gajeel are the Tsukkomi. Parodied in Episode 29 by Gray in an attempt to replace the missing Lucy and is quickly told how bad he is much to his dismay.
* BookEnds: The first and last fights of the [[spoiler: Laxus]] arc both end the same way: [[spoiler: with Gajeel TakingTheBullet in order to save someone from a fatal attack from Laxus.]]
* BoomerangBigot: Porlyusica ''hates'' humans.
* BrainBleach: Natsu, [[TooDumbToLive Gray, and Gajeel]] all find themselves in serious need of the stuff after spotting Makarov swimming naked in the pool in the Welcome to Fairy Hills OVA.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
** [[spoiler:Jellal all the way.]]
** [[spoiler:Sherry during the Oración Seis arc, due to Nirvana affecting her negative feelings.]]
** And Juvia, during the fight with Vidaldus.
* BrawlerLock: Erza and [[spoiler: [[EvilTwin Edolas!Erza]]]] due to CombatBreakdown induced FearFulSymmetry.
* BreadAndCircuses: The capital city of Edolas looks more like a giant amusement park than a city. This helps keep the populace happy despite the fact that their ruler is a greedy nutcase.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The anime has done this occasionally, with Lucy complaining at the end of one {{filler}} episode about how it has NoEnding, and how another episode ends in the middle of a fight with a CliffHanger. Also at one point, the {{narrator}} has one of the characters provide the audience with an explanation for a problem that would otherwise go unexplained. It would appear that Happy is better at talking to the audience than other characters.
** During the fight with Kain, the narrator provides an explanation of Kain's powers. As soon as he is done talking, Happy says "You heard the man, Natsu!"
** Lucy and Natsu do this in a preview of the next episode in the Oración Seis arc, saying "Do you know how many episodes ago that was?" upon the return of Lyon and Sherry.
* BrokenBird: Erza, after she was enslaved and tortured, witnessed the death of a close companion, and then suffered betrayal from her childhood crush. She can't even seek comfort in anyone else because telling anyone about what happened will get all of her old friends killed. [[spoiler:She gets better though.]]
** Mirajane as well. She lost her parents, and was despised and harassed by townspeople because they thought she was possessed by demons, even after Mira used her Take-Over powers to defend their church. This led to her and her siblings being forced out of town by an angry mob, leading her to join Fairy Tail. Mira even tried to leave Fairy Tail, not wanting to bring them bad luck before her younger siblings showed her that they learned Take-Over magic for her.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Most of Fairy Tail, and don't even get me started on Blue Pegasus.
* ButtMonkey: '''Lucy.''' Despite being the closest thing to being the main heroine of the story, Lucy is the butt monkey of Team Natsu, and her butt monkey moments often overlap with [[MsFanservice fanservice]]. She could even be considered the biggest one in the series, and that's saying a lot.
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[[folder:C]]
* TheCameo:
** Taken UpToEleven during the Fantasia Parade in Episode 48. If you pay attention, you can see, amidst the audience, The Galuna Devils village chief, his son, and the chick who likes Gray (in human form during night, for some reason), the contractors from the Daybreak arc, Kageyama and his {{Gonk}}-ish friend (out of jail, for some reason), Lyon and the Lamia Scale wizards, Erza's friends, Bora and the anime-only [[ThoseTwoGuys That Guy And That Chick]] from the Phantom Lord arc, and a girl that suspiciously looks [[EarlyBirdCameo like Wendy]].
** [[Manga/RaveMaster Elie and Julia]] make a cameo in Chapter 102.
** In Chapter 325, Haru, Elie, Musica, Let, Ruby, and Griff [[http://www.mangareader.net/fairy-tail/325/16 make a cameo in the background.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: It's a shounen series. What did you expect?
** Subverted beautifully by Happy at one point to trick his opponents. He calls out a poison gas attack, but it turns out it was just flour.
** Lampshaded by Toby; if you call your attack Paralysis Claw, its effects aren't exactly secret anymore.
** {{Double Subver|sion}}ted, with a dash of GenreSavvy thrown in, during Natsu's fight against Cobra. He calls his attack as a dragon's roar, which Cobra thinks means a giant fireball. Turns out, it's an ''actual'' dragon's roar, let loose point blank on Cobra's ultra-sensitive ears.
* CampGay: Bob, the guild master of Blue Pegasus.
* CannotSpitItOut:
** A non-romantic example is [[spoiler:Cana, who is Gildarts' daughter. However, she was originally raised by her mother who apparently never told Gildarts about her, and after her mother died, Cana sought out Gildarts but couldn't work up the nerve to tell him she was his daughter. It was more than a decade before Gildarts found out.]]
** And then there's Bisca and Alzack. [[spoiler: They are HappilyMarried after the TimeSkip.]]
* CastOfSnowflakes
* CatapultNightmare: Erza invokes this in Chapter 75 when remembering her [[spoiler:past as a child slave]].
* CatFight: As though it weren't already obvious, the first thing that [[spoiler:Juvia does in her hypnotized fight with Lucy is to rip her top off]].
* CatFolk: The Exceed.
* CatsAreMean
** Subverted with Happy. No matter what anyone tells him about what horrible things he was supposed to do, he refuses to accept it, and fights against expectations to stick by his friends.
** [[spoiler:The Exceed in Edolas]] effectively rule the human world from afar, murdering any humans which are in excess of the population to both demonstrate their power and to prevent the humans from draining the limited magical supply. They also dispatched a hundred covert assassins to [[spoiler: assassinate the Dragon Slayers of Earthland]], only changing the mission to "capture" once they realized that the targets made for excellent sources of magic. This is ultimately inverted at the end of the arc. [[spoiler: The Exceed don't actually have the ability to do all that. Everything was simply an act to protect themselves by intimidating the human population, which had done horrible things to them in the past. The "assassination mission" never actually existed; Carla isn't remembering downloaded or transmitted instructions, she's [[PropheticFallacy seeing snippets of the future]] with the clairvoyance she inherited from her mother, Queen Shagotte, who herself turns out to be a BrokenBird [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Wearing the Queenly Mask]]. The actual purpose of sending all those eggs to Earthland was to save their children and preserve their race against the End of the World the Queen foresaw.]]
* CatsAreSnarkers: Almost all of the Exceeds have their moments.
* CerebusSyndrome: [[TropesAreNotBad Done gradually and tactfully.]] The first couple missions are simple rescues, then comes confronting a RivalTurnedEvil. The next one has the entire guild fighting a rival guild with Natsu's EvilCounterpart, who kicked it off by destroying Fairy Tail's guild hall. The Tower of Heaven arc involves a BrainwashedAndCrazy slavemaster trying to revive Black Wizard Zeref. The Fighting Festival arc inverts this, as the only thing at stake is one town and it's heavily implied that [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt Laxus holding Magnolia hostage is an empty threat.]] It returns with the Nirvana arc, where a MadScientist attempting to bring out an artifact that can turn people BrainwashedAndCrazy. [[spoiler: The Edolas arc has the few survivors of being sucked through the Anima trying to stop a parallel world from turning Earthland's wizards into lacrima. And the Sirius Island arc is once again trying to revive Zeref, only thing time, it's an entire dark guild led by ''Makarov's former mentor''. '''And they inadvertently succeed in reviving him. Except he was awake all the time'''.]]
** And the Grand Magic Games arc has managed ''to top'' all of the above. To recap, we have: [[spoiler: The tournament itself, cloaked figures with Zeref's magic running around, a time travel conspiracy involving soldiers from the kingdom, Carla having visions of entire buildings being destroyed and a crying/singing Lucy, and to top it all off... a scarred Levy is narrating all this from the future, the survivor of some horrific event occurring on 7/7/777, one day away from Chapter 303.]]
** And now we have [[spoiler:the Tartarus Arc. And you thought ''Grimoire Heart'' was bad...]]
* ChainmailBikini
** Most of Erza's armor is actually pretty covering, but some are revealing pieces of metal {{Fanservice}}. She has an actual metal bikini [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/fairy_tail/v03/c022/26.html too.]]
** Played straight, on the other hand, by Edolas!Erza.
* ChainsawGood: Because having a sword for an arm isn't badass enough, the anime gives the possibility to Gajeel to use his power to transform his arm in what looks pretty much like a chainsaw.
* CharacterExaggeration / {{Flanderization}}: The anime has done this with some characters.
** Juvia. In the manga when she first sees Lucy after joining Fairy Tail, she gives a chipper [[FriendlyEnemy "Oh hey, love rival."]] to which Lucy responds [[UnknownRival "I'm really not."]] In the anime, Juvia [[{{Yandere}} glares at her instead, and shouts "LOVE RIVAL!" while blasting Lucy with dark vibes.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: If the Vanish Brothers (and by extension, mercenary guilds) are anything to go by, a mere human who trains hard enough can hurl people through solid walls, catapult a grown man several meters into the air, punch so hard they create an impact crater, attain an [[MadeOfIron iron body]], and [[ButWaitTheresMore probably more]] without using any form of magic whatsoever.
* ChasteHero: Natsu.
** Hilarious Example: Edolas!Lucy offers to drop her towel so she can compare her body to Earth!Lucy's. Natsu isn't interested, he thinks they should do mirror sketches.
** Chapter 261 reverses this into him actively attempting to peek on Lucy and the rest of the girls while they're in the bath. He's joined by Gray, Jet, and Droy.
* ChekhovsArmory: You can generally assume any attention-getting detail that's suddenly unmentioned will be ''critically'' important in some point in the future.
** ChekhovsGun
*** In the anime, [[spoiler:the sign that Laxus taught his grandfather has spread throughout the entire guild, as seen in Episode 2]].
*** In [[http://www.mangareader.net/135-56905-1/fairy-tail/chapter-197.html the cover page]] for Chapter 197, "Bye Bye Fairy Tail", look at who's missing.
*** [[spoiler:Gildarts' beating of Natsu and telling him that fear isn't evil and is sometimes necessary]].
*** [[spoiler:Mystogan]] never formally quits being a member. He just stays behind at the end of the Edolas arc.
*** The Dragon King Festival, mentioned in Chapter 100 and again in 292.
** ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Zeref]], [[spoiler:Virgo]], and [[spoiler:Lucy's Mother]], among a ton of others.
*** The Oracion Seis is a particularly notable example. They first appeared (post-timeskip) in the Key of the Starry Skies filler arc. At first, it would seem to be a throwaway filler arc with a brief mention in manga canon. But it turned out to serve the purpose of re-introducing Oracion Seis to the manga audience as well, particularly Cobra and his eventually pivotal role in the Grand Magic Games arc and subsequently, a notable role in the Tartaros arc.
** ChekhovsBoomerang: [[spoiler:Erza's right eye.]]
** ChekhovsSkill: Gray learnt how to handle himself in a motorcycle chase against [[spoiler:Racer]], and can strip in a split second. In his fight against [[spoiler:Sugarboy]] he steals a motorcycle to pursue him and and dodges an attack by taking off his jacket quicker than the eye can see.
* TheChessmaster: Jellal attempts to play this role, even using actual chess figures to represent other characters [[spoiler:unsuccessfully. He ends up as a pawn for his supposed minion, Ultear]].
* ChivalrousPervert
** Loke and everybody from Blue Pegasus except for Ichiya. Especially the chivalry part.
** The summon spirit Taurus, whose contract essentially stipulates that as long as Lucy stays hot, he'll gladly protect her sexy, sexy body. So, to that end, on one occasion he ''summons himself'' to block an attack that Lucy couldn't otherwise have dealt with.
* ChildMage: Most wizards learn magic at a very early age.
** Wendy is the resident ChildMage.
** [[spoiler:Romeo, after the TimeSkip.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Erza and Jellal, although they are a [[StarCrossedLovers more tragic variant]].
** Natsu and Lisanna as well. [[spoiler: However, this goes completely OutOfFocus after their reunion at the end of the Edolas arc.]]
* TheChosenOne: Parodied. Lucy wonders if she's this when [[spoiler:she's the only one who can use magic in Edolas]]. She is immediately shot down. [[spoiler:Then everyone else gets their own mana potions to drink, and they're right back to using their powers.]]
* ChunkyUpdraft
** [[spoiler:Mirajane.]]
** Also [[spoiler: Gildarts]], even more than the above character.
* CliffhangerCopout: Wendy gets hit by a spell and vanishes into thin air at the end of the chapter, and at the start of the next [[spoiler:she's just inside Hologorium, who conveniently popped up right then and is clinging to the ceiling.]]
** Pretty funny that, before we realize [[spoiler: that Wendy is safe and not hit by Hades' attack, Hades keeps a very calm face, as Wendy disappearing was supposed to happen. Shouldn't he be like 'What happened to my spell?']]
* ClothingDamage: Lots. ''Especially'' for [[MsFanservice Lucy]].
** It's mostly Lucy and Erza who gets this, though Erza usually switches armor shortly after. Despite having in the most battles, Natsu doesn't seem to get this as much. Although after a long fight, Erza will leave her damaged clothing on for a long time.
** Possibly justified with Natsu, since he doesn't ever [[WalkingShirtlessScene wear a shirt]] to begin with. Just a vest and a scarf. His pants and vest are often frayed and worn by the end of a fight, though. And recently his scarf changed colors under ominous circumstances.
** Gray subverts this. He takes his clothes off in advance. [[RunningGag And not just before fights.]] Avoiding clothing damage is not the reason, he just likes taking his shirt off.
** Jellal, when fighting Natsu. His overcoat catches fire as [[TheCoatsAreOff he takes it off]] and it burns to ashes in an instant. [[OutOfTheInferno This is the only affect Natsu's attack has on him.]] Though the suit he's wearing after that is completely wrecked once Natsu find's a suitably outrageous power up.
* ColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler:A graphic example in Chapter 365, in which Kyouka does this to Erza by stripping her naked, and then [[WhipItGood flogging]] her after using magic to make her extremely sensitive to pain. For extra effect, she shows Mirajane, also stripped naked and covered in tentacles, and says if Erza doesn't tell her where Jellal is, she's going to turn Mirajane into a demon. Erza [[BreakTheBadass quickly broke down]] into TearsOfFear, and pleas to spare Mirajane while swearing that she doesn't know anything about Jellal's location.]]
* ColonyDrop: [[spoiler:King Faust plans to use the lacrima of the Fairy Tail guild as a magical bomb on Extalia.]]
* TheComicallySerious:
** Mystogan would like some more apples.
** Erza as well.
** Gajeel, from time to time.
** Fried has his moments.
** Virgo wants to know if you would punish her after she does something.
* CompleteImmortality [[spoiler: Zeref]]
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Observe...
** Natsu and the gang (12 members) have been easily defeated by Oración Seis (6 members)
** Shortly afterwards they were separated into pairs (2 members)
** Each pair fought a whole guild (30+ members) and won.
** And the good guys who later fought an Oración Seis one-on-one won.
** Also in the beginning, Erza and Lucy took down most of Eisenwald.
** The Raijinshuu, Lucy (by herself), Natsu, and Gray vs. the Naked Mummy guild they lose everytime.
** The rules for the determining the outcome of a battle seem to be: 1. the team with more people will lose, 2. if it's one-on-one, Fairy Tail wins, and 3. if the enemy is a [[BigBad boss]], Fairy Tail still wins.
* {{Constellations}}: Celestial Spirit mages can summon [[SummonMagic Celestial Spirits]], which are based on constellations, through various magical keys. The Golden Keys summon the twelve [[WesternZodiac zodiac signs]] while the Silver Keys summon other constellations.
* ContinuityCameo: There are multiple ''Manga/RaveMaster'' references including the Ten Commandments.
** At one point Natsu/Wendy and Lucy/Erza dressed up like Haru and Elie respectively.
* ContinuityNod:
** Any new members of Fairy Tail we are introduced to appear in the background of the guild whenever they can, and at one point you can see Romeo hanging with Macao when [[spoiler:Wendy]] introduces herself to the guild. Lyon and his group appear on newspapers and magazines from time to time, as well. The fact that they ''didn't'' do this with [[RememberTheNewGuy Mest]] is the first sign that he's not what he seems.
** The horn from the demon that Erza vanquished and brought to the guild in her ''introduction'' is seen as a display in the guild ''200 chapters later.''
** Mashima recently has been using this in reference to the extra details included in the anime such as Makarov's character design as a young man and Ultear's [[spoiler:Ice Make magic]] having the same [[spoiler:flower theme as Ur's]], which was only made known in the anime.
** In the Daphne arc, at one point, Happy and Lucy mimic Cobra and Hoteye's CatchPhrase[=/=]VerbalTic respectively.
** Gajeel and Natsu once argue about ''The Tortoise and the Hare'', later it's parodied in a filler episode.
* ContinuityCavalcade:
** The second OVA, for example: Carla dressing up as Laxus and accidently blurts out that she wants to take over Fairy Academy.
** From the same OVA, Gajeel seems to be channeling Bixlow for a moment.
** The tenth ending has the whole series up until the Sirius Island arc done in a board game-like setting.
* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: The Magic Council[[spoiler:, especially the new council]] always seems to time themselves to arrive right after the day has been saved so they can arrest or take a character in to custody for property destruction/illegal war/[[spoiler:manipulating the council]]/[[spoiler:being a member of Oración Seis]]. If they're so high and mighty would it really kill them to try this on the ''villains'' as well.
** Considering the level of mages in this universe, yes.
* CooldownHug:
** Natsu and Lucy in Chapter 174.
** Lisanna looked like she wanted to try that with Elfman when he lost control of himself. It didn't work out.
** There's also a brief one between Erza and Gray during the Phantom arc.
* CovertPervert: Erza might be one if [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/fairy_tail/v20/c161.5/18.html this page]] is any indication.
** And in the anime adaptation she is seen holding Laki's handcuffs blushing.
** After Evergreen's stone spell wears off of her, she sees Natsu standing over her and notices that she's very warm. ([[IdiotHero He'd been trying to burn the stone off of her.]]) [[http://www.mangareader.net/135-7226-17/fairy-tail/chapter-111.html Her reaction makes sense if she thought he was doing something less noble.]]
** Erza's [[http://www.mangareader.net/135-7219-8/fairy-tail/chapter-104.html favourite "armor"]] tells us a bit about her character.
** Chapter 236's "Seduction Armor" pretty much confirms this. [[spoiler:The sad part is, it probably would have worked.]]
** As incredible as it may seem, Natsu is the one to take the initiative in [[http://www.mangareader.net/fairy-tail/261/15 this]] FuroScene... and after finding out, Erza proposes to ''let them join''!
* CoversAlwaysLie: In the Volume 6 cover, Levy is ''{{s|arcasmMode}}lightly'' more busty than she should be... Though to be fair, it's also a question of ArtEvolution. The page caption is from the start of the series, where she was actually drawn having breasts, just quite smaller than the ones she got in the caption. Nowadays, she is the series' resident UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}}, not counting Wendy who is simply too young to have grown breasts.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: The capital of Edolas is a shiny amusement park of a city kept prosperous with stolen magic, while the rest of the world is literally falling apart.
* CrossCounter: [[http://www.mangareader.net/135-7177-6/fairy-tail/chapter-62.html This image.]]
* CrossOver
** With ''Manga/RaveMaster''. Not surprising really, since they're both by Hiro Mashima. Read it [[http://mangafox.me/manga/fairy_tail_x_rave/ here]].
** Also with ''Manga/FlunkPunkRumble''.
** Had a Christmas special with ''Manga/NanatsuNoTaizai'' by Suzuki Nakaba. Though rather then the characters crossing over, each author just took over the other respective series for a one shot. In Suzuki's, it involved Natsu noticing someone trying to go down the chimney of the Fairy Tail building [[spoiler: only to find out it's Marakov playing Santa. Of course the discovery comes only ''after'' Natsu unleashes a fire blast his way]].
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: The treasure hunters act like idiots, but they're tough enough to give Team Natsu a challenge.
* CryCute:
** Carla's crying is strangely endearing for some reason.
** Makarov in the flashback when Laxus invents the "I'm always watching over you" symbol.
* CurbStompBattle:
** Erza vs Aria. Aria was the strongest of Phantom Lord's Element Four and Erza took him out in a matter of seconds. Even though he released his formerly restrained power.
** Makarov vs. Jose at the end of the Phantom Lord arc turns into this, when [[spoiler:Makarov unleashes Fairy Law, defeating Jose and all of his summoned minions in one blast.]]
** [[spoiler:Gildarts repels all of Natsu's attacks without moving an inch before flaring his BattleAura and reducing [[{{Determinator}} Natsu]] to [[ManlyTears tears]] [[TearsOfFear of fear]].]]
** Later, [[spoiler:Hades wipes the floor with Makarov using the same kind of light magic as him. He even [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice blasts a hole through Makarov's chest.]]]]
** [[spoiler:And then he does it again with Lucy, Natsu, Gray, Erza, and Wendy. Guy's a former Master for a reason.]]
** Reversed in Chapter 248 [[spoiler:when Hades' source of power, the Devil's Heart, is destroyed and the good guys' power source, the Tenrou Tree, is restored]].
** From the current TournamentArc:
*** [[spoiler: Erza vs. ''all the enemy monsters'' in the Pandemonium battle.]]
*** [[spoiler: Laxus vs. ''all of Team Raven Tail'' (including his own father).]]
*** [[spoiler: Minerva (Sabertooth's Master's daughter) vs. all of the other opponents in the Naval Battle that includes Juvia and Lucy's Aquarius. When Lucy refuses to quit after Aquarius ditches her and Minerva kicks out all the others (Juvia apparently fell out accidentally) because she'd see it as a betrayal of her friend's efforts, Minerva steals her keys, blasts her to the edge, teleports her back, and beats her unconscious as the rest of Team Sabertooth smugly laugh.]]
*** What we saw in the [[spoiler: Natsu & Gajeel vs. Rogue & Sting]] battle. Rogue & Sting have gone through no less 2 power ups, resulting in little more than some dust build up on Natsu & Gajeel. Natsu & Gajeel on the other hand have been beating the ever loving tar out of them with the most effort used being to close the initial distance between them. They are now using Dragon Force to power up again just to attempt to compete with Natsu and Gajeel. A later chapter shows [[spoiler: Natsu sending Gajeel away on a minecart, which came out of nowhere btw, before utterly wiping the floor with Sting and Rogue. ''All without undergoing any kind of powerup.'']]
*** [[spoiler: And after unlocking her Second Origin and re-equiping into the Nagakami Armor, Erza epicly curbstomped Minerva into submission. Minerva even begged for mercy before getting flattened.]]
*** Everybody [[spoiler: Jura [[CurbStompBattle fights]] in the tournament, with the exception of Laxus and Jellal]].
* CuteClumsyGirl: Wendy. She's improved.
* CuteKitten: Natsu has Happy, Wendy has Carla, [[spoiler:and Gajeel has Pantherlily. Sabertooth's Dragon Slayers Sting and Rogue have Lector and Frosch, respectively]].
* CuteLittleFangs: Variation with the Dragon Slayers; every Dragon Slayer has very pronounced teeth, thought not pronounced enough for fangs to stick out of closed mouths. Even ''[[{{Dojikko}} Wendy]]'' has them. Just compare her teeth when she's smiling to any other girl in the series.
** [[spoiler: [[BigBad Zeref]] appears to have them too. Rumors have been flying since Gildarts' introduction that Zeref is a Dragon Slayer himself.]]
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: The anime openings frequently show Natsu flying around using his fire magic as propulsion because [[RuleOfCool it looks cool]]. In the actual anime and manga, he can only use his magic to enhance his jumps, and needs Happy to fly. Somewhat subverted; he uses it against Jellal (who can achieve flight by casting Meteor on himself) in the anime.
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* [[DamselOutOfDistress Damsels out of Distress]]: Both Lucy (during her first capture) and Erza manage to take out the person keeping watch of them and get out of their cells.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: All of the main characters were set on the path that eventually led them to Fairy Tail by some past trauma. Each of character [[ADayInTheLimelight arcs]] has the [[ADayInTheLimeLight spotlight character]] confronting (although not necessarily in direct combat) and overcoming the villain who inflicted such trauma on them, all the while relying on their TrueCompanions to help them through.
* [[spoiler:DarkestHour: [[TheLancer Gray Fullbuster]] dies a [[BoomHeadshot gruesome death]], a crying [[ThoseTwoGuys Jet holds a lifeless Droy]] in [[DiedInYourArmsTonight his arms]], [[DrunkenMaster Bacchus]] is [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabbed by the enemy]] and [[DelayingAction Macao Conbolt is seen being pilled up by dragons]] before the [[BrokenTears tearful eyes of his son]]. Then Ultear [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices her life]] to {{re|setButton}}wind [[HopeSpot time]] but it only turns back [[ShootTheShaggyDogStory ONE MINUTE]]! We then find out that minute saved the lives of the aforementioned people together with countless others, however, bear in mind the battle with dragons is only in the beginning and humanity still haven't defeated a single one of them so this trope still counts.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil:
** [[spoiler: Mirajane's Take Over. Her attacks are even called things like "Darkness Stream" and "Evil Spark".]]
** [[spoiler: Fried counts as well. Runes of Darkness combined with a demon transformation of his own; his title is even "Fried the Dark". He's also the most sympathetic member of the Raijinshuu.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: The S-Class Trial arc.
** The BigBad [[spoiler: is TheManBehindTheMan to Ultear, who has been TheChessmaster to several other big bads. Not only that, but he's the first one in the entire series to ever beat Makarov in a fair fight. Makarov's only other loss was due to a sneak attack.]]
** Most, if not all, of Hades' QuirkyMiniBossSquad are more powerful than previous {{Big Bad}}s. They use lost magic, which is absurdly powerful. One of them is [[spoiler: basically a more powerful version of Natsu. He can eat Natsu's flames, and uses fire that Natsu chokes on]].
** And to top it off, the goal of the whole thing is to [[spoiler:revive the Black Wizard Zeref]].
*** This is nothing. [[spoiler: At the end of the arc, [[TheDreaded Acnologia]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Black Dragon of the Apocalypse]] [[MassOhCrap arrives]] [[CurbstompBattle and]] [[FantasticNuke nukes]] Fairy Tail and Sirius Island into [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill oblivion]].]]
** [[spoiler: At the end of the Grand Magic Games, after said timeskip, a ManipulativeBastard {{time travel}}er brings an army of dragons from the past and [[TheKingdom the Kingdom of Fiore]] begins to be torn apart while the strongest mages can do nothing against them. [[FridgeHorror Good thing]] the city was evacuated beforehand.]]
** [[spoiler: And all of the above is nothing compared to the Tartaros arc. While most of the previous arcs' conflicts' scope was limited between Fairy Tail and dark guilds, the Tartaros arc has now involved innocent civilians with well over a hundred deaths and counting.]]
* DaydreamSurprise: How [[spoiler:Midnight]] is finished off when his illusions backfire on him.
** A hilarious one happens where [[spoiler:Lucy declares her undying love to Gray and tries to lay him down]]. Thank you, [[ThinksLikeARomanceNovel Juvia]].
* DCupDistress: Within the FreakyFriday episode; Gray ends up in Lucy's body, and the first indication is that he starts bitching about how her back hurts.
* DeadAlternateCounterpart: Inverted in the Edolas arc, with Mirajane and Elfman's dead little sister Lisanna, as Earthland's (the main setting) version of Lisanna is dead, but the Edolas version is alive. [[spoiler: turns out to be played straight later, as Edolas Lisanna really is Earthland Lisanna who was transported into Edolas, while the real Edolas Lisanna is already dead.]]
* DeaderThanDead: How does being broken up at the atomic level and shot into the sky sound? And yet, [[spoiler:Jellal got better...]]
* DeadlyUpgrade:
** [[spoiler:Natsu after he ''eats Etherion magic'', actually enters Dragon Force, but due to it being made of other magic is deadly to his health.]]
*** [[spoiler:Whenever he eats magic that's not fire.]]
** [[spoiler:The reformed Ultear has an ability to unlock untapped magic potential in other wizards, which has an excruciatingly painful effect as experienced by the Fairy Tail members who decided to accept it. Somehow, the only subversion is Erza, who didn't feel a thing.]]
** [[spoiler:It's implied that Erza has always had her second wind.]]
* DeathByOriginStory: Most of the main cast has at least once dead loved on somewhere in their backstory.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Possibly all Jellals. Confirmed for Earth Jellal after the TimeSkip, as he admitted to Erza during a one-on-one talk that nothing he could do could ever make up for his actions during the Tower of Heaven arc. In response, she gives him an ArmorPiercingSlap and a GetAHoldOfYourselfMan lecture to snap him out of it.]]
** [[spoiler:Zeref is (or ''was'', rather) this for the longest time, believing that Natsu was the only person capable of killing him. He breaks down into tears when he realizes that Natsu still isn't strong enough to do so yet.]]
* DeathGlare: Gildarts takes it to a whole new level by [[spoiler:breaking Natsu's will to fight with a look]].
** Freaking BOB pulls off one of these [[http://www.goodmanga.net/fairy_tail/chapter/73/7]]. It must be seen to be believed and is glorious.
** [[spoiler:[[BadassCrew Team Fairy Tail]] gave one to Sting on the final day of the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games]], [[PostFinalBoss cowering him into submission]].]]
** And [[spoiler:Zeref]] is so good at this that he [[spoiler:reduced [[NotSoStoic seasoned dark mages]] like Rusty Rose and Kain to TearsOfFear. Seriously, [[http://i41.tinypic.com/2eeermc.jpg look at him]]!]]
* DeceptiveDisciple:
** Laxus. At least, he tried to become one.
** Played straight with Ivan, who is Laxus's father also master of the dark guild [[EvilCounterpart Raven Tail]].
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Surprisingly averted, for the most part: Despite lots of {{Heel Face Turn}}s, there are very few who fit this trope.
** [[spoiler:Juvia and Gajeel]] meet this trope as they were once part of the rival guild Phantom Lord.
** Gajeel wants to make Pantherlily his cat... so they battle. Gajeel ''really'' wants a kitty.
* DefrostingIceQueen:
** Erza, although she completely thawed out after the Tower of Heaven arc.
** Carla seems to be one as well.
* DesignatedGirlFight: The only times when Lucy doesn't end up fighting a girl are when Erza fights the girl instead. Though neither of them got paired up with Juvia in the Phantom Lord arc. And when [[spoiler:Ultear]] fought Natsu she was disguised as an old guy.
** The majority of Lucy's fights have been against men. Although she always fights someone who fights uses something else so her fights are more like Pokémon battles, only with her taking a more active role with her whip.
* DestructiveSavior: One of the reasons Fairy Tail is one of the most notorious guilds around, despite the relatively high caliber of their wizards. [[ActionGirl Erza]], [[AnIcePerson Gray]], and [[PyroManiac Natsu]] are especially bad at avoiding property damage.
** In Chapter 23, the Magic Council ''formally charges Erza'' for the MASSIVE property damage that occurred throughout the Lullaby arc. [[spoiler:Fortunately for Erza it was just a formality: She wouldn't have actually spent any time in jail. Unfortunately, Natsu busted into the proceedings in a misguided attempt to help her and got ''both'' of them thrown into jail for the night]].
** This turns out to be ''to their advantage'' during the conclusion of the Tower of Heaven arc. Natsu even lampshades it:
--->'''Natsu:''' "The mages of Fairy Tail specialize in property damage!"
** Gildarts takes this trope to its [[WalkingWasteland logical conclusion]]. The townspeople literally ''change the town's layout'' when they hear Gildarts is returning in order to give him a clear pathway to the guild.
** [[spoiler:Except now, the Magic Council has decided they have had enough of the property damage.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Any given hero, but most often Natsu.
** This has been a point of criticism towards the series, as a great many of the fights aren't won with strategy or training, but simply with the character in question saying something along the lines of "''I can't lose''", and then proceeding to curbstomp an opponent that had previously been mopping the floor with them.
* DeusExMachina:
** The guild is completely worn out after having fought all of Phantom Lord's best members and mooks, but their almighty leader is still in top shape. It's a good thing Makarov came back and destroyed them all with a single spell.
** Also [[spoiler: Wendy being able to revive Jellal from a coma to speed up the search for Nirvana.]]
** [[spoiler:The X-Balls from Edolas arc. No more needs to be said.]]
** [[spoiler:Mavis' Fairy Sphere saves Sirius Island from the DiabolusExMachina of Acnologia's attack. However, Mavis won't be able to use it again, and the guild was still split apart for seven years.]]
* DeusExitMachina: Typically, arcs that have more than a small team of heroes have something near the beginning happen that keeps the strongest guild members there from kicking all the villains' asses themselves, which they don't get out of until only the strongest villains are left.
** Makarov gets his magic drained at the beginning of the Phantom Lord arc and trapped behind a ContainmentField during the Fighting Festival arc (the same barrier also trapped Natsu and Gajeel).
** Erza got turned into stone during the Fighting Festival arc and poisoned in the Oración Seis arc.
** Lately, Loke's been coming up with excuse upon excuse to be of no help.
** Also the Edolas arc, in which Mystogan by all accounts could solve the conflict in ten minutes and is the only one who actually knows what's going on from the beginning, doesn't bother to show up, instead settling on sending Lucy of all people as a backup. [[spoiler:And that's exactly what happens. Of course, there is a perfectly valid reason for why he was waiting. '''How else would he get his exploits mentioned here???''']]
** Gildarts, Fried, and Bickslow leave [[spoiler:Sirius Island just before Grimoire Heart arrives.]] Bad timing. They could have beeen of some use. [[spoiler:[[BigDamnHeroes They]] however return.]]
** Gildarts lives and breathes this trope. He could have taken out Master Jose and ended the Phantom Lord arc in less than half the time it took had he not been on the 100 year mission. It's debatable if he would have been any use during Fighting Festival; Fried would have just set his runes to lock in anyone over 40, rather than 80.
*** Laxus completely skips out on the Phantom Lord arc even though he made it pretty clear that he could have defeated most of the guild easily. However, he took the whole thing as a laughing matter.
** Subverted in the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games arc]]. [[spoiler: Just when the fans are wondering why Laxus, Mirajane, and Gajeel aren't on Fairy Tail's team, you find out that they submitted two teams. The second team is Gajeel, Mira, Laxus, Juvia, and Jellal disguised as Mystogan.]]
* DiabolusExMachina:
** [[spoiler:''Immediately'' after the guild alliance destroyed [[ArtifactOfDoom Nirvana]], the new magic council comes to arrest two of the people ''who helped to save everyone.'' Well, they ''were'' well-known villains. They were going to have to get arrested some time, [[RuleOfDrama might as well be then]].]]
** Again, at the end of the S-Class Trial arc, ''just'' as the arc appeared to be wrapping up, [[spoiler:[[MoodWhiplash the Black Dragon Acnologia]] [[OhCrap shows up...]]]]
** The first day of the Grand Magic Games for Fairy Tail.
* DifficultButAwesome: Quite a few of the highly specialised wizards. The strongest example is Fried, who can basically '''rewrite the laws of nature'''.
** Magic Tool Users like Ichiya, [[spoiler: Mystogan]], Cana and Celestial Spirit Mages can have [[LogicalWeakness their tools taken away from them]] or be unable to use their tools due to being restrained. However they benefit from a very versatile powerset in exchange, with a very wide range of possible effects. For example, Celestial Spirit Mages are inherently unpredictable since there is no way of knowing what and how many Celestial Keys a given mage may own. ''Getting'' those keys however can be a difficult prospect.
* DirtyOldMan: Makarov likes to take on this role during times of peace, or as close to peace as things get.
* DisabilityImmunity: One of [[spoiler:Erza]]'s eyes isn't real (though she can still see through it, which is a subversion of this trope). This gives immunity/resistance to magic that involves her eyes, including illusions and petrification through staring (since it only goes through one eye).
* DishingOutDirt: Jura, Max, Hoteye, and Mikuni.
* DistractedByTheSexy:
** Gender-reversed version. Juvia gets incredibly distracted when fighting Gray. Of course, then she misunderstands things and thinks that he's in love with ''Lucy'', and gets ''ticked''.
** Gemini pulls this on Hibiki. Turning into Lucy and [[ShowSomeLeg removing her top]]. Lucy was not pleased.
** Natsu manages to try and get Lucy to pull this on Hughes. It doesn't work.
** Lyon is distracted long enough by the sight of Juvia's underwear as she leaps down from above for her to kick him in the face.
** This tends to happen to Taurus as well.
* DistressBall: Happens to Erza during the Tower of Heaven arc with Jellal, though it's slightly justified. [[spoiler:She just had waaaaay too much faith in her old friend and thus, let her guard down enough that he was able to slap her with the magical equivalent of the StandardFemaleGrabArea.]] All so that Natsu could save the day, of course.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** Gray was inside Juvia, not Lucy.
** Not to mention the one Exceed who waves his hand like he's playing RPS... except, without changing it from rock. [[spoiler:And apparently, as of Chapter 198, Erza, Lucy, Gray, and Natsu have done it too. Hmm.]]
** [[spoiler: Tempesta's final attack is eerily reminiscent of a chemical weapons attack... Not to mention the mass genocide that occurs from its first appearance]]
* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler:Gajeel.]] He's first revealed to be infiltrating Fairy Tail for a Dark Guild, and then later is shown to be playing that part in the service of Fairy Tail.
* DownerEnding: TheMovie.
* TheDragon:
** [[spoiler:Ultear]] thus far, has played second to most of the villains. Though she turns out to be the ''real'' BigBad in the [[spoiler:Tower of Heaven]] arc. Aaaand she's back as the Dragon of the BigBad, [[spoiler:Master Hades.]]
** More recently, Cobra of Oración Seis seems to be this to Brain. He is loyal, gets extremely happy when their plans seem to succeed, and stands to defend him from Natsu, [[spoiler:although that's probably because Brain is too busy guiding Nirvana towards Cait Shelter to deal with him.]] And it turns out [[spoiler:Cobra fits the role almost literally, being the Poison Dragon Slayer.]]
** Some fans give this role to Midnight, being the strongest member of Oración Seis [[spoiler:except for Brain's SuperPoweredEvilSide]] and the leader's son.
** Gajeel to Master Jose of Phantom Lord.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: [[spoiler:Ultear, to Lyon and Jellal. And later to Master Hades.]]
* DreamTeam: Pretty much implied with the combined Fairy Tail Team in the Grand Magic Games arc, as Mirajane put it, consisting of [[TheHero Natsu]], [[TheLancer Gajeel]], [[TheSmartGuy Gray]], [[TheBigGuy Laxus]] and [[TheChick Erza]].
--> '''Mirajane''': This truly is the strongest team....
* DressingAsTheEnemy: [[spoiler:Erza posing as her Edolas counterpart. What made this strangely amusing was Erza stripped her counterpart of her clothes in the process, leaving Edolas' Erza mostly naked]].
* DropTheHammer: Gray's Ice Make Hammer.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: The Tartarus arc begins with one of the guild's core members killing the council in a explosion that takes Lahar as collateral damage.]]
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* EarlyBirdCameo:
** In the anime, Duke Everlue's face can be seen on a request on the board, presumably the one Natsu picks up in the next episode.
** In Episode 34, you can see kid versions of some of the Oración Seis during Erza's flashback.
** Wendy, who was made the "fateful encounter" that Lucy meets (in the manga it was originally Natsu and Happy).
** A twist on the theme, the 10th [[SpoilerOpening opening credits]] and Episode 113 show us [[spoiler:Romeo 7 years older]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Applies to each major arc, but is especially relevant after the TimeSkip as it involves [[spoiler: Fairy Tail having lost its fame and half of its members, becoming the most laughed-at guild in the region. Participating in the Grand Magic Games is treated as the only way that the guild can win back its status. So it's pretty painful to watch when the two Fairy Tail teams spend the first half of the Games trying to claw their way up from last place, sometimes due other guilds cheating. They manage to fight their way into first place by the end, but when they do finally win the Games, it's only because Sting of Sabertooth lost the will to fight in the last round and surrendered.]]
* EasilyForgiven: Everyone but Jellal, regardless of how horrible their plans were. Granted Jellal caused the most suffering for any member of the main cast and is the only one who [[spoiler:killed another character onscreen]]. This also applies to outside the story. Fans pretty readily ignore characters' past actions. Again, [[BaseBreaker Jellal]] is not always accepted by them, despite him being the only one with reasonable evidence that [[BrainwashedAndCrazy he wasn't completely in control of his actions]]. Of course, Jellal ''did'' kill three people (villains) before that potential excuse kicks in. Still, a lot of other forgiven criminals are known to have or at least attempted murder.
** Gajeel is a subversion of this. While he is forgiven, it's not until he proves his loyalty to Fairy Tail in the Fighting Festival arc that they really regard him as one of their own.
*** Definitely played with. Makarov declares Gajeel's actions UNFORGIVABLE (complete with a very scary look on his face) but goes on to declare that letting Gajeel fall into darker moods and darker habits would be even more unforgivable, and that's why he makes the invitation. Plus, Gajeel doesn't earn full forgiveness until he allows two of the members of Fairy Tail that he'd beaten and nailed to a tree to beat him down in return, and then tank some friendly fire that was going to hit Levy--the third one he nailed to the tree. She was too kindhearted to attack him with the others.
** Speaking of which, Laxus with his Raijinshuu tribe [[spoiler:turned against Fairy Tail and tried to destroy not only the guild but the ''entire town'' where it resided... twice. The only punishment he got for it was expulsion from the guild, and most of the characters felt even that was too harsh]].
** [[spoiler: Ultear has her FreudianExcuse to back her up, but she's still killed hundreds of people and destroyed Merudy's hometown (who forgives her anyway). Partly justified in how she doesn't expect redemption, but still tries to do good deeds regardless.]]
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:Acnologia, the Black Dragon of the Apocalypse, definitely qualifies compared to what we know of other dragons.]] The gap between it and human beings is so immense that communicating with it to fathom its thoughts is completely impossible even though it's fully capable of understanding human speech.
-->[[spoiler:'''Zeref:''']] "In spite of that, the reason it doesn't use words is because it doesn't think of humans as anything more than insects. You wouldn't stop and talk to a pest buzzing around you. It's the same for the [[spoiler:dragon]]. You also wouldn't bother taking an obnoxious insect seriously even for a moment. There are things in this world that you cannot oppose or fight back against, no matter how hard you try."
* ElementalBaggage: Subverted. The ice wizards make ice, the fire wizards make fire, et cetera, et cetera. Sure, being able to eat one's element gives a Dragon Slayer a temporary boost, but for the most part the elemental wizards don't need the element on hand.
* ElementalPowers: Many of the different wizards who are able to manipulate and control an element.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Averted for the most part.
** However, Natsu's fight with Erigor play this back and forth. The fight starts off shaky for Natsu, since Erigor's wind disperses and extinguishes Natsu's fire before it can touch him. But then Natsu turns up the heat so much that the air pressure changes and Erigor loses control of the wind.
** Gray and Juvia's fight also plays with it a bit. You'd expect Gray to freeze her and have an easy victory, but when she gets mad, she can boil herself.
* ElementalShapeshifter: Juvia can transform her body into water.
* ElementalTiers: In the Phantom Lord Arc we have the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Element Four]]. [[BlowYouAway Aria of the Air]] is explicitly stated to be the strongest of them all.
* EnduranceDuel: Elfman's fight with Bacchus becomes this once he [[spoiler: transforms into a lizardman with spiked scales. It becomes a test of wills to see who falls first: Elfman from getting struck, or Bacchus from getting his hands sliced up.]]
* EnemyCivilWar: Faust orders Code ETD, which [[spoiler:crystallizes the Exceed forces sent to capture the heroes, then declares war against them all in a bid to steal their magic]].
* EnemyMine: Natsu and [[spoiler:Gajeel]] teaming up against Laxus, though it's more "rival mine" since they were supposed to be in the same guild by then.
* EnergyAbsorption: [[spoiler:Part of Jellal's BatmanGambit, the Tower of Heaven is really made out of magic-absorbing [[AppliedPhlebotinum Phlebotinum]], so firing the KillSat at the tower actually harvests the energy necessary for the ritual.]]
* EnfanteTerrible: [[spoiler:Mirajane was one of these until the death of her sister Lisanna caused her to turn into the mild-mannered ProperLady she is now.]]
* EscalatingBrawl: The first time we see Fairy Tail, Natsu causes one of these. Luckily Makarov stops the brawl before they resort to magic.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt:
** Bisca and Alzack, minor characters who are the only ones unaware of the fact that their feelings are mutual.
** Juvia's crush on Gray, at first. Gray might be paying attention more often these days.
** Gajeel and Levy, Natsu and Lucy as well. Even little Asuka ''thinks'' the latter is dating.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Juvia when {{Mind Control}}led by Vidaldus. However, she is made of water, so her clothes are just more water she layers over herself, so it wouldn't exactly be hard for her to change.
* EvilCounterpart:
** Gajeel is originally introduced as Natsu's. Currently he's TheRival. (Since Natsu's original rival became TheLancer of his FiveManBand.)
** In recent chapters, AxCrazy Zancrow has taken on this role, who was revealed to be a [[spoiler:[[AGodAmI God-Slayer]], which is apparently far above the level of Dragon Slayer.]]
** Also Lyon to Gray until his HeelFaceTurn.
** [[spoiler:Erza]] Knightwalker is this to Erza in more ways than one.
** Makarov has had two: [[DarkIsEvil Master Jose]] and [[LightIsNotGood Master Hades]].
** It looks like [[GravityMaster Bluenote]] is going to be one for [[PersonOfMassDestruction Gildarts]].
** Natsu and Gajeel each get a new one in the TournamentArc: Rogue and Sting. They're Third Generation Dragon Slayers (meaning they were both trained by a dragon ''and'' they have Slayer Lacrima) and they [[spoiler:killed their dragon parent to become "true Dragon Slayers"]].
* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Zancrow]] really should have been more careful while handling [[spoiler:a legendary Black Wizard who commands absolute power over life and death.]] He becomes one of the few confirmed casualties in the series [[spoiler:when Zeref kills him.]] Later followed by [[spoiler:Master Hades]]. Turns out interrupting the self-imposed exile of an [[spoiler:unstoppable Black Wizard]] really isn't a good idea.
* EvilTwin: Sort of. Apparently it wasn't supposed to be incredibly obvious in the manga who Siegrain and Jellal were, so in the anime they threw in the thing about Siegrain being his evil twin immediately, right at the start of the arc. [[spoiler:Of course, they're really the same person.]]
** [[spoiler:An inversion with Mystogan though he is from another world.]]
* EvilVersusEvil: [[spoiler:King Faust and his underlings lost no time backstabbing the Exceed. Leaders of the latter presented themselves as nasty, murderous, [[FantasticRacism specieist]] tyrants by that point, and Faust was a power-grabbing megalomaniac. Partially subverted, when later Exceed were revealed to be just pretending to be powerful and evil, with the help of their queen's prophetic abilities, to keep humans frightened and avoid annihilation. But they still were serious dicks.]]
* {{Expy}}:
** Jellal to Sieg Hart another uber-wizards from Mashima's previous work ''Manga/RaveMaster'', in what is probably the most obvious example of Expy-ing ever. In short: '''They look exactly the same!''' And his [[spoiler:familiar alias, Siegrain]], and his use of Altairis, one of Sieg Hart's spells. The author claims that it's done in the name of fanservice, though. Guess what? [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mashima_en/v01/c001/48.html Sieg Hart isn't the original either]].
** Also Bisca looks a little bit like [[http://ravemaster.wikia.com/wiki/File:Reina.jpg Reina]].
** Aquarius and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mashima_en/v01/c002/7.html Undine, from the oneshot Fairy Tale]], although it's only the upper body.
** A more minor one. Kageyama's character design just ''happens'' to coincide with [[{{Manga/Naruto}} Shikamaru's]] so much. Guess what kind of magic he uses...
** [[spoiler:Edolas!Lisanna]] looks suspiciously similar to ''Manga/OnePiece''[='=]s Nami. [[http://www.mangareader.net/135-46430-5/fairy-tail/chapter-170.html See for yourselves]].
*** On that note, Gildarts is pretty similar to Red-Hair Shanks, also from OnePiece.
** [[spoiler:Edolas!Erza]]'s ''spear'', Ten Commandments, is an expy of the magic sword of the same name, wielded by the main character of ''Manga/RaveMaster''.
** Midnight bears a striking resemblance to Albel Nox from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime''.
** Natsu is basically a HotBlooded Haru with fire powers instead of a sword, Lucy is basically Elie without the amnesia, and Gray is basically Musica with... no, that's right all on it's own.
** Laxus looks a lot like Captain Hardner, at least in his original appearances when he's chomping on a cigar. Less so during the Fighting Festival arc, but the resemblance is still there. Both of them start out calm and get more and moreAxCrazy as the arc progresses, and both of them [[spoiler:are defeated by the combined efforts of TheHero and a dragon who's MadeOfIron]].
** And now we have what could be called a Whole Concept Expy during the Grand Magic Games arc. The first round of the tournament features a game called ''Hidden'', the concept and rules of which have been lifted entirely out of the multiplayer stages of the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series. The competitors must move through a town populated by masses of clones of themselves. They have to blend into the crowd and locate the real participants and get a hit in on them in order to score points and lose points if they strike a clone instead.
** Lahar, one of the captains of the reformed Magic Council looks exactly like [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Uryuu Ishida]], right down to the push-glasses-up-bridge-of-nose-dramatic-glint habit.
** We also have Bacchus of Quatro Cerberus, whose fighting style is basically an Expy of Neji & Rock Lee's. I'm sure some fans were happy to see how a Drunken Gentle Fist would look like.
** Jiemma and Sabertooth seem to be what Laxus and Fairy Tail would have turned into had he not been stopped in the Fighting Festival arc.
** The Anime-only character Dan Straight, who appears in the Anime-only filler arc ("Key of the Starry Sky") both looks and behaves a bit like Patrick Colasour from ''MobileSuitGundam00''.
** Yukino, the Celestial Spirit Wizard from Sabertooth, is basically a ReiAyanamiExpy, right down to her personality. The biggest difference is that Yukino seems embarrassed to let her comrades see her naked. Rei wouldn't.
* ExtremeOmnivore:
** We've seen Natsu eat meat and mushrooms... and fire... and etherion. Supposedly, he's also tried eating lightning.
*** Actually, he ate Laxus' lightning breath when fighting Hades in the S-Class wizards arc.
--->'''Natsu:''' "Souls are edible?! Do they taste good?"
** In Episode 9, Team Natsu minus Lucy were willing to chop up/cook/freeze and eat monsters to satisfy their hunger.
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