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Characters: Fairy Tail Dark Guilds

Dark guilds are guilds in the Fairy Tail series that act without consent of the Magic Council. They are mainly all criminal organizations, and serve as antagonists in the series.

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Balam Alliance

    Oración Seis 
One of the three most powerful dark guilds that make up the Balam Alliance, which unites the dark guilds. Though it is one of the smallest guilds in the series, comprised of only six members, it lives up to its strength, forcing Fairy Tail to team up with three other official guilds just to fight it. This guild seeks Nirvana, an ancient magic that switches light with darkness.

In the anime-exclusive, post-Time Skip "Key of the Starry Heavens" filler arc, most of the members of Oración Seis return with a few new additions, becoming the "Reborn Oración Seis". Their goal is to assemble the Infinity Clock, an artifact that distorts one's perception of time in order to instill chaos throughout the world.

They're later freed from prison, but they apparently don't have a single goal now; instead, each member seems to have a individual goal.

Brain / Zero

Affiliation: Oración Seis
Magic: Darkness Magic, Organic Link Magic, Self-Destruction Spell, Telepathy, Requip, Archive
Weapons/Equipment: Kurodoa, Knife

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The master of Oración Seis. He seeks the legendary magic Nirvana to destroy the official wizard guilds in the world and create a new world order. He has a split personality named Zero, who just wants to destroy everything.

He's later betrayed by Cobra, to the apathy of every other member of the guild.

Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (JP), Philip Weber (EN)

Cobra / Erik

Affiliation: Oración Seis, Reborn Oración Seis
Magic: Dragon Slayer Magic (Poison Dragon Slayer), Dragon Force, Sound Magic

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Brain's right-hand man who keeps a giant flying snake named Cubellios as a pet, and has ultra-sensitive hearing. He is also the Poison Dragon Slayer whose magic was implanted in him by Brain.

Post-Time Skip, Cobra sacrifices his eyesight in exchange for magic that lets him amply any sounds he hears to produce destructive sonic attacks. He also searches relentlessly for Cubellios, whom he was separated from seven years ago.

He returns later as the seventh Dragon Slayer needed to defeat future Rogue's seven dragons. He is also the reason Oración Seis was set free by Doranbalt, in exchange for intel on Tartarus.

Voiced by: Atsushi Imaruoka (JP), Jarrod Greene (EN)

  • A Man and His Giant Purple Snake
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Made one of these to Doranbalt: He'd spill the beans on Tartarus if he agreed to free Oración Seis. Doranbalt was desperate, and had no choice but to accept. Though as insurance Doranbalt had Jellal hook up with them to keep an eye on the group.
  • Antagonist Abilities: Telepathy, he can "hear" his opponent thoughts.
  • Badass: There's a reason he's The Dragon of the group. He thrashed Natsu in their fight, poisoned Erza which nearly resulted in a Game-Breaking Injury, and after he returned, held his own again a Dragon alone.
  • Badass Baritone
  • Badass Cape: After the Time Skip.
  • Badass Longcoat
  • The Bus Came Back: First in the anime, and later in the manga.
  • Brown Note/Make Me Wanna Shout: Post-Time Skip, he's improved his Sound Magic to the point that he can make walls of sound.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He taunts Natsu by telling him dragons no longer exist in the world. He gets an authentic-sounding dragon's roar for his trouble.
  • Catch Phrase: "I can hear you."
  • Career-Ending Injury: It's implied that this happened to him when Natsu used a Dragon's Roar to blow out his eardrums thus rendering him deaf. He made a Deal with the Devil to get his hearing back.
  • Defeat By Irony: He told Natsu dragon's don't exist. Natsu beats him by using a authentic Dragon's Roar at point blank range.
    • After the Time Skip, Cobra is actively trying to find Cubellios to almost a obessive manner. In his fight with Erza, he gets his wish, at which point Erza defeats him while he's distracted.
  • The Dragon: Quite literally.
    • Co-Dragons: With Midnight.
    • The Starscream: As soon as Oración Seis was free, he wastes no time in betraying Brain. Nobody else in the guild gave a damn, with Midnight basically saying 'good riddance.'
  • Eleventh Hour Ranger: Shows up in the Grand Magic Tournament arc to fight Future Rogue's Dragons.
  • Enemy Mine: He teams up with Natsu against Future Rogue and the dragons in the Grand Magic Games arc.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His relationship with Cubellios is a prime example.
    • Even Evil Has Standards: He'd never betray his own allies the way Brain did to him. Also, if he makes a deal, he will follow through with it as shown when he joins the fight against Future Rogue's Dragons but returns to jail when its over. The deal was he'd be free if he helped killed the dragons, and he failed to do so.
  • Evil Red Head
  • Evil Virtues: Loyalty, to both his comrades and to his own word.
  • Finger-Licking Poison: He eats poison, because he's the Poison Dragon Slayer.
  • "Get Out of Jail Free" Card: Jellal requests his temporary release from jail so he can help his fellow Dragon Slayers, well, slay dragons. He returns to jail soon afterward... only to be freed again, this time for real and along with the rest of the Oración Seis, by giving info about Tartarus to Doranbolt.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a scar over his left eye after the Time Skip.
  • Handicapped Badass: He returns with a missing eye after the Time Skip. It's later revealed that the present eye no longer works. Despite this, he's even stronger then before.
  • Ignored Enemy: When Natsu and Happy stop to squabble for a moment. Talking isn't a free action in the manga, but in the anime, possibly to make his Alas, Poor Villain moment more effective, he noticeably pauses in his attacks and has a sort of soft expression while looking at Cubellios.
  • I Will Find You: He promises to find Cubellios after they are separated over the Time Skip. He succeeds, but they're not reunited for long before the council shows up to arrest him.
  • In the Back: He survives, though.
  • Manly Tears: After being shot by Brain.
  • Mr. Exposition: He's surprisingly well-informed about Tartarus. He trades this information for the original Oración Seis's release out of prison.
  • Oh Crap: He didn't quite catch that Midnight was summoning an illusion, and thus his reaction to Zero waking up and 'killing' Jellal was this.
  • Pet the Dog: When offered a chance at freedom by Doranbolt, he refuses to give him information unless he free's all of the Oración Seis, showing he values them all....except for Brain.
  • Pointy Ears: Apparently his Listening Magic eventually causes this.
  • Revenge: He instantly attacks Brain after the group is released from prison for 1) shooting him in the back for the You Have Outlived Your Usefulness during the Nirvana arc and 2) Seeing that he saw all of Oracion Seis as nothing more then his pawns. He does apologize to Midnight for this who says he was fine with it.
  • Shoo the Dog: He does this to Kinana/Cubellios when the council shows up so she won't be arrested with him.
  • Slasher Smile: Just about all the time. Makes you wonder if its a traits shared among every Dragon Slayer.
  • Snakes Are Sexy
  • Technicolor Toxin: Cubellios is violet and her bitten victims turn purple. The scales of Cobra's Dragon Slayer mode are violet, but the poison he creates is crimson.
  • Telepathy: Cobra can read minds because his hearing is that good. This becomes his weakness when Natsu unleashes a Dragon's Roar at point blank range, deafening him.
    • Again, post-Time Skip, where he is distracted upon hearing Kinana/Cubellios' voice, allowing Erza to finish him off.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After waiting 7 years for the opportunity he kills Brain for shooting him in the back for a failure.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Brain takes him out just for losing to Natsu. He survives, however... and later returns the favor after the group is released from prison.

Racer / Sawyer

Affiliation: Oración Seis, Reborn Oración Seis
Magic: Slowing Magic, Vehicle Magic
Weapons/Equipment: Dagger

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A speed-obsessed wizard who uses magic to move faster than the human eye. Or at least that's how his magic appears to others; his true power is slowing down time for everything around him.

Post-Time Skip, Racer improves his Slowing Magic and achieves his desire for genuine speed, but sacrifices his own humanity and "heart" in the process and becomes a twisted shell of his former self.

Voiced by: Junji Majima (JP), Jeff Plunk (EN)

Hoteye / Richard Buchanan

Affiliation: Oración Seis
Magic: Earth Magic (Liquid Ground), Heaven's Gaze

A greedy man who believes that money can solve all the world's problems. His Heaven's Gaze ability allows him to see through solid objects, and he can transform the ground around him into liquid. His true identity is Richard Buchanan, the older brother of Erza's childhood friend Wally.

Voiced by: Kazuya Ichijo (JP), Chris Cason (EN)

Angel / Sorano Agria

Affiliation: Oración Seis, Reborn Oración Seis
Magic: Celestial Spirit Magic, Angel Magic

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A very skilled Celestial Spirit wizard who controls spirits such as Gemini to read the minds of her enemies. However, she sees her spirits as little more than tools, and has no trouble mistreating them.

Post-Time Skip, Angel learns Angel Magic, which allow her to summon angelic beings that gradually eat away at her own lifespan so that when she dies, she will become an angel herself.

She is also Yukino's older sister Sorano, taken away to the Tower of Heaven by Zeref cultists at a young age. They haven't seen each other since.

Voiced by: Fuyuka Ooura (JP), Lindsay Seidel (EN)

Midnight / Brain II / Macbeth

Affiliation: Oración Seis, Reborn Oración Seis
Magic: Reflector, Darkness Magic

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Brain's adoptive son who is almost always shown sleeping. He uses Reflector magic to evade his opponents' attacks and create illusions.

Post-Time Skip, Midnight takes over his father's legacy as leader of the Reborn Oración Seis. He develops Brain's knack for inventing new spells to suit his needs, leading him to redub himself "Brain II".

Voiced by: Kouki Uchiyama (JP), Micah Solusod (EN)

Kurodoa

Affiliation: Oración Seis, Reborn Oración Seis
Magic: Darkness Magic, Lightning Magic, Slot Magic (Jackpot)

Brain's staff, which has a mind of its own.

See Fairy Tail Anime Only for more information on his anime-only alter ego Jackpot.

Voiced by: Yutaka Aoyama (JP), Mark Fickert (EN)

Grim Reaper/Erigor

See "Eisenwald" folder.

Imitatia/Michelle Lobster

See Fairy Tail Anime Only.

    Grimoire Heart 
The strongest of the three dark guilds that make up the Balam Alliance. The members of this guild hope to awaken the power of the black wizard Zeref for their own selfish desires. Their search leads them to war against Fairy Tail on Sirius Island, where Zeref lives.

Hades

Affiliation: Fairy Tail (former), Grimoire Heart
Magic: Grimoire Law, Amaterasu, Chain Magic, Bullet Magic, Requip, Devil's Eye

The master of Grimoire Heart. He wishes to uncover the origins of magic, and believes that awakening Zeref will give him that power. He was once called Precht Gaeblog, the second master and cofounder of Fairy Tail who named Makarov his successor.

Voiced by: Masashi Hirose (JP), John Swasey (EN)

  • Arc Villain: Of the Sirius Island arc.
    • Big Bad: Of half of the pre-Time Skip arcs. Jellal becoming Brainwashed and Crazy? All part of his plan to create a distraction to allow him to find one of the keys to unseal Zeref. Deliora's attempted revival on Galuna Island? It would have failed outright without Ultear, the leader of his Quirky Miniboss Squad. Oración Seis? Brain formed it while he was Jellal's mentor. He also played a part in Ultear's Start of Darkness, if not being outright responsible for it.
  • Badass: This guy is the single strongest non Zeref or Acnologia character encountered in the series. He completely marched over Makarov, the main characters, and Laxus without any worry at all
  • Broken Pedestal: To Makarov. Makarov followed his teachings and beliefs only to have them stomped on when he turned out to be evil.
  • Chain Pain: Can create powerful chains when in combat. Only a Lightning-Flame powered Natsu could break them.
  • Death by Irony: He succeeds in 'unsealing' Zeref. Too bad Zeref was never sealed to begin with, and turned out to be a self-loathing Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds who wanted nothing to do with Hades or his Evil Plan, and killed Hades for dragging him out of his self-imposed exile.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Makarov. He even has "Grimoire Law", to counter Fairy Law.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Learned this lesson way too late, at the hands of Zeref.
  • Evil Mentor: To the Seven Kin.
  • Evil Old Folks
  • Expy: His helmet, cape, age, imposing height, and ridiculous magic power all make him comparable to Haja from Rave Master.
  • Eyepatch of Power: In the literal sense too, as once he takes it off he goes One-Winged Angel.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: Until the Sirius Island arc.
  • Face-Heel Turn: He was the second master of Fairy Tail and the one who nominated Makarov as his successor.
  • Fallen Hero: He once was the second guild master of Fairy Tail but fell into evil for unknown reasons.
    • The Paragon Always Rebels: Although rather than take others with him into darkness, he recruited others and cultivated evil after he fell.
  • Finger Gun
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Details haven't been given, but he decided to create a dark guild after learning the "true nature of magic".
  • Gone Horribly Right: His actions awaken Zeref, who proceeds to kill him.
  • Instant Runes: His Amaterasu spell seals, which are supposed to be ridiculously hard to do so quickly, if Makarov's reaction is any indication.
  • Karmic Death: Released Zeref and ended up being killed by him.
  • Killed Off for Real
    • Deader than Dead: Not only did Zeref kill him, Franmalth just so happened to have wandered across his body and got ahold of his soul.
    • Redemption Equals Death: Franmalth's defeat releases his soul, and he gives Lucy and Natsu a message. "It's not over yet. Tartaros's real goal is not face. Tell Makarov...that it's time to let out the light."
  • Knight of Cerebus
  • The Man Behind the Woman Behind the Man: He's Ultear's boss.
  • Made of Iron/No Sell: His entire battle with Team Natsu and Laxus consists of him getting up without a single scratch every time he is apparently crushed. This is thanks to his mechanical "heart", and only stops when the "heart" is destroyed.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Defeats Makarov without breaking a sweat. Then, in the fight against Team Natsu, after they finish their "warm up" he utterly trashes the group.
  • Oh Crap: Again, his battle with Team Natsu is practically an exchange of shocked and horrified expressions between both sides; he gives an "Oh Crap" face each time Team Natsu pulls an impressive stunt, and he gets one in return for every time he No Sells them. But his ultimate "Oh Crap" face comes when he realizes his Soul Jar is destroyed, and again when Zeref appears on his ship.
  • Older than They Look: In flashbacks to when Makarov was a young man, he looks exactly the same as he does now.
  • Orcus on His Throne: After defeating Makarov, he spends much of the arc sitting around on his ship without doing anything, even after every single one of his subordinates is defeated, until "Makarov's kids" waltz right through his door.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's over a hundred.
  • Shoot the Medic First: What he tries to do to Wendy at the end of one of the many Oh Crap moments mentioned above; thankfully, Horologium saves her at the last second.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: He's the strongest character encountered up until that point in the series, barring Zeref and possibly Mavis.
  • Soul Jar: His "heart" powers both himself and the Grimoire Heart guild ship. Unfortunately, it leads to his defeat, by Carla and Happy, no less.
  • Tin Tyrant
  • Unholy Nuke: Grimoire Law, the Evil Counterpart to Fairy Law. For bonus points, something really bad is supposed to happen should the two ever clash.
  • Variable-Length Chain: One of his magic types is creating chains of light, which seem to have a draining ability when it latches on to his foes.

Bluenote Stinger

Affiliation: Grimoire Heart
Magic: Gravity Magic

The Deputy Commander of Grimoire Heart. Despite his rank, he could care less about Zeref and just wants to find the powerful Fairy Glitter spell sealed within former Fairy Tail master Mavis's grave. He uses Gravity Magic to immobilize his opponents.

Voiced by: Shiro Saita (JP), Chuck Huber (EN)

  • Badass: Anyone who can engage a severely pissed-off Gildarts in a protracted battle more than deserves the title.
  • Battle Aura: Like Gildarts', it can be felt across the entire island. And it has enough physical presence to deflect the rain falling down on him.
  • The Dragon
    • Co-Dragons: Along with Ultear.
    • Dragon with an Agenda: Cares little for Fairy Tail and Zeref, the latter of which is goal of his guild. He seeks the grave of the first Fairy Tail master, Mavis Vermilion, in order to acquire the magic "Fairy Glitter".
  • The Dreaded: As Lahar puts it:
    "Not even a weed remains in the roads that he's walked...that's the level of magic user he is."
  • Duel Boss: Once Gildarts shows up, everyone clears out to give them room to do battle. Natsu wants to stay and watch, but they drag him away anyway.
    • Good Old Fisticuffs: Said battle quickly devolves into this for both Bluenote and Gildarts. Until Azuma takes control of the Sirius Tree, that is.
  • Evil Counterpart: For Gildarts.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: Until he steps in.
  • Gag Nose
  • Gonk
  • Gravity Master
  • Oh Crap: He has two of them. The first one is when he realizes that Gildarts is strong enough to pose an actual threat to him, and the second one is when Gildarts crushes his Black Hole spell.
  • One-Man Army: According to his reputation.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky:How he is defeated by Gildarts.
  • Villain Ball: He had Gildarts on the ropes due to Azuma taking over the Sirius Island tree and draining the Faires of their magic. He could've easily killed him with his black hole power. What does he do? Just stomps on Gildarts and gloats like an idiot before Erza manages to turn the power back on, allowing Gildarts to get back into the fight.
  • The Worf Effect: Yes, Gildarts is said to be the strongest wizard in Fairy Tail, and yes, Gildarts is badass, but Bluenote is defeated in one hit once Gildarts' drained magic returns. And this is supposedly when Bluenote "stops playing around". To fair, before Gildarts showed up, Natsu's group couldn't even touch him and Cana, equipped with Fairy Glitter, the strongest magic of the Fairy Tail guild, gets smacked aside like it was nothing. Plus you can't exactly do much when your opponent can crush a black hole.

Seven Kin of Purgatory

A group of wizards who were all taught by Hades to learn a form of Lost Magic, ancient spells that are rarely practiced out of fear of their power.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petards: Almost all of the Kin are defeated as a result of having their own magic turned against them in one way or another: Zancrow by his flames, Caprico by his body snatching, Kain by his doll, Merudy by her sensory link, Azuma by his decision to use the Sirius Tree's magic, and Rusty Rose by defeating Elfman and allowing him to be used as Bickslow's trump card. Even Ultear's defeat is a result of having helped melt Ur's ice back in the Galuna Island arc.
  • Lost Magic: All of them use some kind of Lost Magic, which are stated by Hades to be the magics closest to the source of magic.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad
  • Tykebomb: All of them are said to have been raised and trained by Hades himself, with Caprico as the exception.

Ultear Milkovich

See Fairy Tail Other Guilds.

Azuma

Affiliation: Grimoire Heart
Magic: Great Tree Arc

A man who uses the Great Tree Arc to control trees and harness the power of magic hidden deep within the earth.

Voiced by: Hiroshi Shirokuma (JP), Ray Hurd (EN)

  • Almighty Janitor: Implied to be stronger than Ultear, who claims to be the strongest of the Seven Kin; definitely as Ezra has to go all out to beat him.
  • Ambiguously Brown
  • And I Must Scream: Turns into a tree as a result of overusing his magic.
  • Anti-Villain: Type I, compared to the other six.
  • Badass
  • Beard of Evil
  • Blood Knight: He just wants a good fight, and will do whatever it takes to get it.
  • Death Seeker: Possibly. He seems just a smidge too happy Erza beats him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: During his fight with Erza, he admits that he's uncomfortable with the methods of his compatriots, and the only reason he does so here is that he was ordered to by Master Hades.
  • Expy: Possesses a strong resemblance to Amarant Coral from Final Fantasy IX.
  • Facial Markings: A stripe from the top of his forehead to the middle of his left cheek.
  • Graceful Loser: He calls the members of Fairy Tail "magnificent", openly admiring their bonds and the strength of their conviction, when he is defeated by Erza.
  • Gratuitous Latin: Several of his attack names are Latin:
    • "Folium Sica" (Leaf Dagger)
    • "Ramus Sica" (Branch Dagger)
    • "Terra Clamare" (Cries of the Earth)
  • Green Thumb: His brand of Lost Magic, the Great Tree Arc. He uses it to take control of the magical power of Sirius Island through the Sirius Tree, which had given Fairy Tail immortality and a boost to their magic.
  • Having a Blast: The explosions shown as his primary attacks are created by condensing the magic of the earth into the fruit of his trees.
  • Hero Killer: He doesn't really want to kill anyone, but fits the trope otherwise. In just the Sirius Island arc he defeats Wendy, Doranbalt, Panther Lily, Carla, Lisanna, and Mirajane while she uses Satan Soulnote . Plus he takes a full-powered Erza to the limit.
  • Kick the Dog: He places a timed explosion on Lisanna, saying that Mirajane has that long to defeat him before her sister dies.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: But follows his orders out of Undying Loyalty.
  • Pet the Dog: Very slight, and directed at the same people he had a Kick the Dog moment with earlier, but he shows some regret when he sees Lisanna cry over Mirajane's body. He then leaves them instead of finishing them off.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Unlike several of the other Kin, Azuma doesn't have a bone to pick with any of the Fairy Tail members besides being told to attack them by Hades and fighting strong people.
  • Shirtless Scene
  • The Stoic
  • When Trees Attack: His secondary fighting style.
  • Worthy Opponent: He considers Erza this.

Rusty Rose

Affiliation: Grimoire Heart
Magic: Arc of Embodiment

A poetic young man who uses the Arc of Embodiment to create any object he desires from his imagination.

Voiced by: Kazuma Horie (JP), Justin Locklear (EN)

  • Adjusting Your Glasses
  • Anime Hair: Albeit one that's believable. His hair looks like a massive, overly-gelled pompadour.
  • Antagonist Abilities: Reality Warper via Your Mind Makes It Real
  • Arrogant Wizard Guy: He thinks of his magic as invincible, and comes to believe that all of Fairy Tail is weak after he beats Elfman and Evergreen.
  • Bishōnen
  • Evil Counterpart: Arguably, to Fried. Both are stoic bishonen with a nigh-unbeatable power (and understandable pride in such) with epic hair. But while Fried is quiet and mostly a nice guy when he's not on the attack, Rusty Rose is a douche who loves to talk.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Even while being The Stoic, he acts highly overdramatic. Once he becomes less stoic, it gets worse.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: By definition, his powers are this. They allow him to fight with literally anything he can imagine, from pegasus shoes to impenetrable shields, and from glasses to giant towers of magical energy, all without any need for resources or any noticeable side-effects. Because there's no obvious way to counter someone who can fight with anything he can, Evergreen and Elfman are utterly curb stomped by him once he stops playing with them and it takes some seriously creative uses of magic for the guild to finally beat him.
  • Informed Flaw: There are supposedly serious side-effects of his incredibly powerful magic, but they are never shown or even explained, and they don't stop him kicking serious amounts of ass.
  • Jerkass: Good god, is he a dick. Unlike Azuma, he has no respect for Fairy Tail, and he takes pleasure in hurting others. Then there's the fact that he thinks the idea of killing off 90% of the world's population is a good idea.
  • Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: Summoned into his left hand.
  • Mundane Utility: Uses his powers to make a new pair of glasses. Justified given the situation.
  • Nice Shoes
  • Oh Crap: When he winds up fighting both Fried and Bickslow and experiences fear for the first time. It doesn't last long though, as he uses the fear as more inspiration for his powers.
    • He has an even more epic one later when, once Azuma restores the magical power of Fairy Tail, he gets his ass handed to him by the combined effort of Fried, Bickslow, Lisanna and Elfman.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Once he starts being Not So Stoic.
  • Reality Warper
  • Scary Shiny Glasses
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Transformed his right arm into an extendable claw.
  • Shipper on Deck: He seems to be one for Elfman and Evergreen in a very weird, twisted sort of way.
  • Smug Super: The guy's got quite the ego on him, and it's pretty much deserved. He wiped the floor with Elfman and Evergreen, and Fried, Bixlow, and Lisanna needed to be pretty imaginative in the way they used their magic in order to defeat him.
  • Squishy Wizard: His body isn't particularly strong nor is he particularly agile. Once his magic is disrupted long enough and one gets past the defenses he's layered himself with, he's out.
  • The Stoic
    • Not So Stoic: He laughs crazily at the prospect of living in a world where non-magic users cannot survive. And then there's the fact that he's reduced to Tears of Fear at the sight of Zeref when he's angry.
  • Summon Magic: Apparently of the "Guardian Saint" variety.
  • Superpower Lottery: He can create anything he imagines for no apparent drawbacks.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's a blink-and-you-miss-it scene, but Zeref spared his and Kain's lives, as they are both seen alive and well during Acnologia's destruction of Sirius Island. Despite this, there has been no word whatsoever as to what has become of them since then.
  • White Hair, Black Heart

Merudy

See Fairy Tail Other Guilds.

Kain Hikaru

Affiliation: Grimoire Heart
Magic: Ushi no Koku Mairi
Weapons/Equipment: Mr. Cursey

A childish and obese man who uses a voodoo-like cursing magic called Ushi no Koku Mairi.

Voiced by: Ryou Sugisaki (JP), Bryan Massey (EN)

Caprico/Zoldio

Affiliation: Grimoire Heart
Magic: Human Subordination Magic, Celestial Spirit Magic

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A goat-like being who uses Human Subordination magic to summon humans in a manner similar to a Celestial Spirit wizard summoning spirits. He is actually a human who fused with the Celestial Spirit Capricorn after using said magic on him.

Voiced by: Takaya Kuroda (JP - Caprico), Hiroki Yasumoto (JP - Zoldio), Michael Johnson (EN -Caprico), Marcus D. Stimac (EN - Zoldio)

Zancrow

Affiliation: Grimoire Heart
Magic: God Slayer Magic (Flame God Slayer)

A psychotic Flame God Slayer who uses fire magic on a much higher level than Dragon Slayer magic to destroy anything and everything in his path.

Voiced by: Tetsu Shiratori (JP), Ian Ferguson (EN)

Kawazu & Yomazu

Affiliation: Grimoire Heart
Magic: Egg Magic (Kawazu), Orient Solid Script, Sword Magic (Yomazu)
Weapons/Equipment: Katana (Yomazu)

Top: Kawazu. Bottom: Yomazu.

A pair of animal-like wizards who serve under Caprico. Kawazu is a rooster who fires magic eggs from his mouth. Yomazu is a camel who uses Eastern Solid Script, writing kanji instead of English letters like Levy.

Kawazu is voiced by: Yuuichi Iguchi (JP), Ian Sinclair (EN)
Yomazu is voiced by: Daisuke Kageura (JP), Matt Thurston (EN)

     Tartarus 
The last of the three guilds that form (or formed) the dreaded Balam Alliance that, until the end of the Sun Village arc, had no prominence on the story, unlike the other two guilds. This guild hadn't made any sort of appearance before the Time Skip, and as such, this guild comes off as the most enigmatic. Several of their members, including their Guild Master, are demons from the Books of Zeref.
  • Antagonist Abilities: So far many of the members has at least one of these.
  • Badass Crew: Let's see... one of them froze Atlas Flame solid, another made Minerva shit herself in terror just at the mere sight of her, another assassinated all but one of the Magic Council in one perfectly-executed terrorist attack, and their guild master is stated to be the most terrifying demon Zeref has ever created, and he even kicked Igneel's ass in a fight. Yeah, they're kind of scary.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: It's implied that some of their members are this.
  • The Dreaded: Nobody knows anything about them, but everybody is terrified of picking a fight with them, and for good reason.
  • Eldritch Location: Their headquarters, Cube. It's eventually revealed that it is actually a Giant Flyer that can absorb anything that is on its body that isn't one of the demons (except the mooks), turning its victims into parts of the architecture. Fridge Horror sets in when you remember just how many skeletons and skulls are used to decorate Tartarus' guild headquarters...
  • Kill All Humans: This appears to be their endgame. Tempester in particular even references the Humans Are Bastards speech that Zeref gave to Mavis, as well as the Bond One-Liner he delivered to Hades.
  • Knights of Cerebus: If you thought Grimoire Heart instantly turned the series Darker and Edgier as soon as they showed up, wait till you see these guys.
  • The Legions of Hell: See Our Demons Are Different.
  • The Magic Goes Away: This is their goal. They are assassinating Magic Council members because three of the members' lifeforce seals away "Face", a magic pulse bomb capable of wiping out all magic on the continent. Since Tartarus uses "Enchantment" instead of magic, this would allow them to wipe out humanity with ease. Ultimately foiled in the middle of their fight with Fairy Tail, as Wendy and Carla manage to destroy and implode Face before if can fire. Marde Guille is confident that it's only a matter of time before magic fades away, with or without Face. Because there are at least 3000 other Faces left.
  • Meaningful Name: In Greek Mythology, Tartarus is an area of the Greek Underworld reserved to torment souls that are judged to be evil, making it the rough equivalent of hell in other religions. All of their high ranking members are demons from the Books of Zeref, who believe they are passing judgment on humans.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Nobody knows anything about them other than that they're a dark guild. The exception to this is Cobra, who was once part of a dark guild himself.
  • One-Man Army: Each of them. Franmalth even lampshades this by saying that Zeref intentionally designed each demon to be able to take on the entire army of each country.
  • Orcuses On Their Throne: They did absolutely nothing on-screen before their own arc began, and were only mentioned in passing with almost nothing being known about them. And then they made their on-screen debut in a very big way.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Tatarus' high-ranking members are all demons from the Books of Zeref. They are distinguished from other demons (like the ones on Galuna Island) with the species name "Aetherius".
  • Poisonous Person: In a sense; their bodies contain Magic Barrier/Demon Particles, which are toxic and potentially lethal to humans, especially so to mages. Tempesta in particular used these to launch a magical equivalent of a chemical weapons attack on Hargeon.
  • Puny Humans: Being demons, they look down on humans on principle, and it looks like they've got the power to back it up. Laxus actually being capable of beating the crap out of him really pissed off Tempester.
  • Puzzle Boss: So far, most of them are this. They're not particularly stronger than the rest of the Balam Alliance, but what makes them noticeably more difficult to handle than the last two is that a lot of their abilities require you to work out their weakness (with a bit of luck, in some cases) first before laying the smack down on them. And they are just as hard to figure out like many other Puzzle Boss examples. In other words, unless you figure out their weakness first, you pretty much have a snowball's chance in hell of winning. And that's not even getting into their Resurrective Immortality abilities yet...
  • Religion of Evil: Many who have witnessed their gatherings described them as a cult that worships demons. They're only partially correct; they don't worship demons, they are demons.
    • The Nine Demon Gates actually appear to worship Zeref himself (whom they refer to as 'Master'), with a shrine set up in his honor in their inner sanctum.
  • Resurrective Immortality: What's that? You thought you could simply kill them? You don't know much about demons, then.
    • This only works if they can return to Hell's Core. Mirajane takes advantage of this by destroying the entire lab.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: They are by far the most dangerous Dark Guild in the series. They're also the last of the Balam Alliance to appear.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: To a certain extent; they all seem to disagree with each other save Silver and Kyouka.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: They are believed to be the current owners of the Books of Zeref, and indeed, all of their high-ranking members are demons, including their Guild Master.
  • Unequal Rites: They uses "Curses"/"Enchantment" which is somehow different from the rest of the magic in the series. Jackal boasts that it's inherently superior.
  • Unwilling Demonization: They have the ability to turn their members into Demons and after they tried to do this to Mirajane, it's implied that not all of their members were willing.
  • We Will Find You: Kyouka, and later Zeref himself, have stated that despite being demons that Zeref created, Tartarus has never actually met Zeref in person, and it's one of their life's dreams to finally get the chance to do so.
    • Blind Obedience: Which explains a lot of their actions and their lack of empathy for humanity. Kyouka pretty much flat out states they're only doing what they think Zeref would want of them.

E.N.D.

Affiliation: Tartarus
Curse: Unknown

The Guild Master of Tartarus. He's the most powerful demon found in the Books of Zeref and was stated to have single-handedly defeated Igneel.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: He's the strongest demon ever created by Zeref, and he leads a guild made almost entirely of demons Zeref created.
  • Bigger Bad: For the time being, as he isn't even summoned yet, and Marde seems to be in charge.
  • Blind Obedience: He wants to wipe out all of humanity because he thinks Zeref would approve.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Why, yes, he did! Atlas Flame stated, and Zeref himself confirmed, that even Igneel couldn't kill this guy.
    • It's even more impressive when you consider that up to this point that only Dragon Slayer Magic has been shown to be able to injure dragons, and even the Slayers already shown had trouble hurting the seven weaker dragons that appeared during the Grand Magic Games. The fact that E.N.D. was apparently able to defeat Igneel, who is even stronger than those seven, by himself speaks volumes of his power.
  • The Dreaded: Atlas Flame is afraid of him, and his very name sends chills down Doranbalt's spine. Even Kyouka, a fellow demon and one of his subordinates, is visibly nervous when she decides he needed to be woken up after the Face project's failure.
  • Excalibur in the Rust: The book containing him is visibly worn and covered in burns and tears, probably as a result of his battle with Igneel.
  • Insistent Terminology: Every character in the know about what went down between E.N.D. and Igneel has been quite insistent that Igneel couldn't kill him.
    • Given that its been revealed that E.N.D is a Flame Demon, it would seem Igneel couldn't defeat him because, being the King of Flame Dragons, he would be at a disadvantage.
  • I Will Find You: Zeref states to Natsu that Tartarus has never actually met their creator, and that E.N.D. himself has been trying to find Zeref for quite some time. However, Zeref also indicates that only he or Natsu will actually get to find Zeref in person; not both.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: We don't even need to know what 'E.N.D.' stands for.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Kind of; the reason he hasn't made any kind of appearance yet is because, apparently, he hasn't been summoned from his book in quite awhile. Marde Guille has been leading Tartarus in his stead.
  • Our Demons Are Different: He's said to be the most powerful demon Zeref ever created.
  • Playing with Fire: E.N.D. is a Flame Demon, which was why Silver decided to learn Ice Devil Slayer Magic to help carry out his vendetta against demons. This might also partly explain why Igneel wanted to destroy E.N.D., and why Atlas Flame (being a fire dragon weaker than Igneel) is so terrified of him.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He's trapped inside his Book of Zeref until enough 'Curse Power' can be gathered to resurrect him. According to Marde, there's also too much regular magical power in the world to bring him back; the Face Project is meant to remove that part of the problem.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Zeref, to the point where he's willing to wipe out humanity for no other reason than because he thinks it's what Zeref wants.

Marde Guille

Affiliation: Tartarus
Curse: Thorn Curse, Alegria, Telepathy

The keeper of E.N.D.'s Book, and known as the "King of Hades." He's also the one who came up with the technology Lamy used to bring back the demons following their defeat, as well as to create new demons from humans. He is the acting leader of Tartarus in E.N.D.'s absence.
  • All According to Plan: He wasn't the least bit concerned about the news concerning Face being destroyed, saying that the Face Project would proceed exactly as planned. He wasn't bluffing.
  • Arc Villain: Shaping up to be this of the Tartarus Arc, with E.N.D. as the Bigger Bad.
  • Badass Long Coat: Might just be the coolest one in the series, and that's with some pretty stiff competition. It's white and black all over, and tattered at the end.
  • Bad Boss: Condemns many of Tartarus' own soldiers to be absorbed along with the heroes when he transforms Tartarus' fortress. When Kyouka mentions this, he says they are a sacrifice.
  • Berserk Button: He reacted... strongly, to Erza mistaking him for Tartarus' Guild Master.
  • Bishōnen: Make Zeref a Long-Haired Pretty Boy and give him a Badass Long Coat, and you've got the King of Hades.
  • Bilingual Bonus: 'Allegria' means 'Happiness' in Italian.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His "fight" against Sting and Rogue thus far has consisted of him No Selling everything they have using only one hand, while he takes his time Just Toying with Them for his own amusement. All while Sting demands he take them more seriously.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Clearly didn't expect anyone to escape Alegria when he activated it. Lucy did just that, which he said was about a one-in-a-billion chance.
    • He also didn't expect Lucy being able to summon the Spirit King.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Has had his Psychotic Smirk on his face the whole time he's been fighting with the Spirit King. That same smile was on his face during his fight with Sting and Rogue.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: A running theme with Tartarus, as well as with Zeref.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good:
    "So, this is what it means to be human. Feeling such self-satisfaction, rambling on about life and death. It's so unsightly."
  • Evil Genius: He's the guy who came up with the technology used for Tartarus' Resurrective Immortality and Unwilling Demonization. Lamy says they gained this power because of a Deal with the Devil they made with Marde.
  • Eviler than Thou: To put things into perspective, Kyouka had Minerva shaking in her boots. This guy is so terrifying that when he tortured Kyouka, she thanked him for the privilege, and then reacted with horror as he callously wiped out his own Mooks.
  • Expy: His physical appearance, his status as a demon, his loathing of humans, and certain aspects of his personality have drawn several comparisons to Naraku.
  • Flash Step: In his fight against the Celestial Spirit King, he dodges absolutely everything thrown at him. Even in a series where Super Speed is a ridiculously common power, him simply side-stepping an attack that leaves a giant fissure, with his Psychotic Smirk still firmly in place, oozes badass.
  • The Heavy: While E.N.D. is the guildmaster of Tartaros, he's currently trapped inside his book. Though Marde is devoted to reviving E.N.D., he's also acting as leader of the guild until that happens.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The Spirit King's Galaxia Blade not only frees his victims from Allegria, it turns Allegria against him. It only slows him down.
  • Just Toying with Them: He spends the entire fight against Sting and Rogue belittling them as the Puny Humans he sees them as without even moving in for the kill yet, while they are unable to even scratch him. Sting actually calls him out on this, and demands that Marde fight them seriously.
  • Lack of Empathy: Humans are nothing to him. He even tortures Kyouka for what he perceives to be too much empathy for humans because she values them as playthings. He also shows no concern for Tartarus' own soldiers when he transforms Tartarus' fortress into its true form to absorb the heroes, dismissing them as a sacrifice. Even Kyouka was put off by this.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Which he keeps in a ponytail.
  • MacGuffin Guardian: He never seems to put E.N.D.'s Book of Zeref down. It's even Lampshaded by the Celestial Spirit King, who said Marde was even holding it the last time they met, which was eons ago.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: His Puny Humans speech to Kyouka makes Zeref's Humans Are Bastards speech sound like We Are The World.
  • Mook Promotion: Offers this to any soldier that kills Lucy
  • No Sell: He blocked White Dragon's Roar using only one finger. Likewise, he blocked Shadow Dragon's Slash with the palm of his hand.
  • Oh Crap: Freaks out when he realizes that Galaxia Blade reversed Allegria's effects, freeing Marde's victims and turning him into stone.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Marde was perfectly content to chill on E.N.D.'s throne while Fairy Tail laid siege to Cube.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Pretty much his default expression.
  • Puny Humans: Takes this trope Up to Eleven compared to even the other human-hating members of Tartarus. He brutally punishes Kyouka for her Cold-Blooded Torture of Erza, because that implies to him that she does like humans, even if it's just as playthings. To him, humans are less than nothing, and aren't even worth torturing. He later admits to himself, though, that he can understand how Kyouka came to like playing with them so much.
    • Though he does seem mildy impressed at Lucy, both for her luck in managing to not get caught in Alegria and for being able to summon the Celestial Spirit King.
  • Red Baron: "The King of Hades".
  • Slouch of Villainy: His debut has him doing this while holding E.N.D's Book of Zeref under his arm.
  • Something about a Rose: He's a hardcore bishonen, and his main weapons are thorny vines, which he absolutely spams. He uses these to torture Kyouka, and then tries to impale the Celestial Spirit King with them. And it works... kind of. Bonus points for even referring to Cube as 'his garden.'
  • The Stoic: The Spirit King showing up and bringing down Plutogrim didn't even faze him. He even casually greets the Spirit King like an old acquaintance.
    • Not So Stoic: The Spirit King's Galaxia Blade dispelling his curse, freeing Fairy Tail and turning it against him at the same time, shakes him up a little. Even then, he claims that his malice for humanity will never die even as he turns to stone.
  • Taken for Granite: Alegria has the cube imprison everyone in a stone-like material. The Spirit King's Galaxia Blade turns it right back at him, freeing his prisoners and turning him to stone. He starts to break out rather quickly.
  • Telepathy: Hijacks Warren's to deliver a message to Fairy Tail.
  • Third-Person Person: Always refers to himself by his full name, making him seem even more incredibly arrogant.
  • Too Many Belts: On his pants. Including on his ankles.
  • Tsurime Eyes: And they're squinty.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Once he realizes Alegria backfired spectacularly because of the Celestial Spirit King, he's... horrified, to say the least. Clearly, this guy is not used to losing.
  • Wham Line: "What a foolish species. This cube itself is a giant prison. Everything inside this Plutogrimnote  is."
  • Worthy Opponent: Unfailingly polite to the Celestial Spirit King, and even compliments him mid-combat.
  • You Have Failed Me: To Minerva.

Kyouka

Affiliation: Tartarus
Curse: Reinforcement Curse, Sensation Curse

One of the Nine Demon Gates of Tartarus, who was tasked with recruiting 'soldiers' for Tartarus. She uses a currently unnamed type of reinforcement magic that greatly increases the power of any she casts it on... if they're powerful enough; according to Kyouka, her magic only aids those who already possess a great amount of power. Those that do not cannot withstand her overwhelming power and are instead transformed into paper dolls. She was told to go recruiting, so she began by visiting all of the subservient guilds under Tartarus and using her magic on their members. The mages of Succubus Eye weren't powerful enough to handle her reinforcement and were all turned into dolls, quite possibly leaving Minerva as the only surviving member. She is the leader of the Nine Demon Gates, and most of the other members of Tartaros report to her as well.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Side Boob included.
  • Agony Beam: She can manipulate her victims' sense of pain, making the Cold-Blooded Torture even more effective. It's bad enough to reduce even Erza to a weeping mess.
  • Ambiguously Human: She has several bird features and she talks about how she wants to make humans stronger, implying she's some sort of monster. It's later confirmed that she is, in fact, a demon from the Books of Zeref, making this much less ambiguous.
  • Badass: She is a high-ranking member of Tartarus and she easily terrified Minerva.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Those too weak to withstand her power are transformed into paper dolls.
  • The Baroness: Biggest one in the series so far by a mile.
  • Break the Badass: When Minerva is terrified when she meets this lady, you know she's bad news.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Erza wasn't too happy about all that torture...
  • Clothing Damage: As a result of Marde Guille's torture. Part of her Leotard of Power starts snapping off... and her helmet and mask starts to crack, revealing part of her face.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: She does this to Erza, ranging from flogging to Electric Torture, all amplified by her Agony Beam. And this while threatening to turn Mirajane into a demon if Erza didn't break. And then Erza got loose... Marde Guille later tortures Kyouka by tying her up with thorny vines as punishment for taking pleasure in torturing Erza since he sees that as a sign that Kyouka, in a warped way, actually likes humans.
  • Cool Helmet: And it's Gem-Encrusted!
    • Cool Mask: Though her eyes and mouth are visible.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Those who are too weak for her reinforcement magic (like the mages of Succubus Eye) suffer this.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Though she is somewhat more monstrous than Seilah and Silver, she is still more human-looking than most of the other demons, with only her bird-like hands and feet marking her as a demon. Once her mask comes off, she's actually quite attractive, once you get passed the bladed fingers and bird-like feet.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: After Crawford transfers the last surviving key to Face from Jellal to himself, she unceremoniously Back Stabs him, cutting out the middle man and unsealing Face instantaneously.
  • Dark Action Girl: She fought and won against Minerva, after all. She's also able to match Erza blow for blow.
  • Dominatrix: Carries a lot of these themes, especially after the implications with Seilah.
  • The Dragon: To Marde Guille (himself an example of The Dragon), since she's the de facto leader of the Nine Demon Gates.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She genuinely cares for Seliah, and is visibly distraught by news of her defeat.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Marde trapping all of their soldiers in Alegria along with Fairy Tail was too much even for her, which is ironic given how she did almost the exact same thing to Succubus Eye.
  • Expy: No, you're not the only one who noticed that her appearance and outfit are suspiciously similar to that of Frieza.
  • For the Evulz: Kyouka seems happy that Erza can't or won't tell her anything about Jellal since it means she can keep torturing her.
    • To put it further, she later states outright that she could have just used Seilah's power to pull the information out of Erza, but didn't want to because "there's no fun in that."
  • Harping On About Harpies: Her birdlike features give off this vibe, though she seems to be missing actual wings.
  • Hartman Hips: She has very large and shapely hips and thighs and doesn't mind wearing clothing that shows them off. She also has big breasts, but given that almost all girls in this verse have that, her bust doesn't stand out nearly as much as her hips.
  • The Heavy: For the first two parts of the Tartarus Arc. She's later replaced in this role by Marde Guille.
  • In the Back: Subjected Crawford to being Impaled with Extreme Prejudice. Fitting.
  • Lack of Empathy: Even Minerva was horrified by the callous way she dismissed all the people she just killed with the single argument, "they were too weak."
    • She shows just how far she is willing to go when she kidnaps Mirajane and Erza, torturing Erza and threatening to convert Mirajane into a demon unless Erza reveals where Jellal is. This despite the fact Erza has no way of knowing where he is.
    • Marde Guille punishes Kyouka because she's able to find value in humans as a form of amusement.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Captures and tortures Erza to obtain information while accusing her of things that are patently untrue. Marde Guille does much the same to her when she reports to him.
  • Leotard of Power: And a very revealing one at that.
  • Magic Enhancement: Kyouka uses a brutal version of this. If the people she casts it on are strong, they'll get much stronger. If they aren't, they're turned into paper dolls. Apparently, nobody in Succubus Eye (save Minerva) was strong enough.
    • Happens to Minerva after she lost her fight with Kyouka, but Minerva impressed her enough to be recruited into Tartarus... as a demon.
  • No Sell: Being slammed through Cube so hard she comes out the other side at the point of a giant lance? That's nothing.
    Kyouka: "I quite like you."
  • Oh Crap: Let's just say she should have known how Erza would react once she was free.
  • Psycho Lesbian: The 'psycho' part is obvious, the 'lesbian' part a bit less so. She tells Seilah she's going to 'take care of her', and in a later scene, Seilah is shown in bed, with her Minidress of Power replaced with a Modesty Bedsheet, smiling.
  • Sadist: And holy shit, how! Marde Guille actually disapproves of this, since it means that Kyouka actually likes humans (as playthings).
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: Dismisses Erza's criticism of the demons' Blind Obedience to Zeref without even considering thinking for themselves, stating that a human 'could never understand.'
  • Slasher Smile: It's scary enough to make Minerva nervous.
  • Stripperific: About the only part of her body still left to the imagination is her face.
    • Not even her face is up to the imagination anymore, now that her mask has been destroyed.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Zeref, but for a different reason than any of the previous Dark Mages in the series. As a demon, she (and presumably, the other demons) sees Zeref, their creator, almost as a father-like figure. Kyouka in particular claims that everything Tartarus as a guild is doing is for him alone, and even says that she and the other demons are working so that they can curry his favor enough to rejoin him at his side.
  • Unusual Ears: Apparently, those green, fluffy things protruding out of the sides of her Cool Helmet are her ears.
  • Whip It Good: Her fingers can extend into long, whiplike appendages. They're also pointed at the end, perfect for impalement.
  • Wolverine Claws: She can also use them like this.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: She only wants the strongest soldiers, the weak (like Succubus Eye, much to Minerva's horror) are unnecessary and have no business being alive.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair: The cover of Volume 42 shows that her hair is, in fact, green. In fact, it's a case of Rapunzel Hair that she keeps in a long ponytail wrapped in some kind of cloth that protrudes out from under her cloak, like an actual tail.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She wears things that resemble boots that go from mid-thigh to just below the knees (leaving her avian feet bare), giving her a Type A. Bonus points for her thighs above her boots being completely bare.

Silver Fullbuster

Affiliation: Tartarus
Curse: Devil Slayer Magic (Ice Devil Slayer), Telepathy

The first member of Tartarus to appear and the one who was actually responsible for the Village's freezing. He is a very powerful Ice Wizard, utilizing Devil Slayer magic. He's actually the reanimated corpse of Silver Fullbuster, Gray's biological father, one of the corpses Keith revived after the attack on Gray's hometown. He pretended to be possessed by Deliora, but was in full control of his actions the entire time and sought to destroy Tartarus from the inside after joining them, but suffered a Heroic BSOD when he found out Gray was still alive and changed his game plan.
  • Affably Evil: He's a pretty nice guy... just don't piss him off, or he'll freeze you solid before you can blink.
  • And Your Little Dog Too: Just in case he hadn't kicked enough dogs already, he promised that once he was done with Gray, he was going after Lyon next. And after that, the rest of Fairy Tail. The fact that he was bluffing didn't exactly make this threat any better, which Silver himself admitted.
  • Arch-Enemy: He is Gray's. Subverted when he reveals that claiming to be Deliora was a bluff to get Gray to kill him.
  • Badass: He froze an entire village full of Giants and the residual spirit of a Fire Dragon solid, by himself, and later did the same thing to Natsu.
  • Berserk Button: He's rather cordial with Natsu at first and even thanks him for melting the Giants' Village, since he only froze it due to a misunderstanding. The moment Natsu says Gray's name (since Silver smells like him), Silver freezes Natsu solid in an instant and tells him not to say that 'disgusting name' again. It was all just an act because he knew Marde was watching.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Subverted. He claims to be Deliora; the demon responsible for killing Gray's parents, Ur using Iced Shell, and just about everything else wrong with Gray's life; possessing the body of Silver Fullbuster, Gray's father. In truth, he's actually Silver's corpse reanimated by Keith.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: This is pretty much what he does.
    • He single-handedly froze the spirit of a fire dragon and an entire village of giants with what appears to be minimal effort.
    • He froze Natsu solid with one wave of his hand. Natsu became another of Tartarus' prisoners for his trouble.
    • His fight with Gray consisted of him No Selling everything Gray tried, including his own magic being turned back on him. It's ultimately revealed he only lost because he wanted Gray to win.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: The whole reason he taught himself his magic. He chose Devil Slayer Magic because it was super-effective against the very beings he wanted to destroy, and he picked Ice in particular because E.N.D., the strongest of those beings, uses fire.
  • Death Seeker: The reason he lied about being Deliora? He wanted Gray to put him out of his misery, and it was the best way he could think of get him angry enough to do so. Even when Gray figures the truth out, he resorts to pointing out all of the evil things he did, including helping Tartarus kill former Council members, to just saying that they're on opposing sides, and that makes him Gray's enemy. Gray hugs him instead.
  • Demon Slaying: 'Devil Slayer' Magic. It hits For Massive Damage against demons, such as those from the Books of Zeref. It's no slouch against dragons either.
  • Demonic Possession: Subverted; he claimed he was Deliora possessing Silver's body. See Death Seeker as to why.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He ended up doing this to Atlas Flame's spirit to a degree on the assumption he was a demon, even though the being he attacked was a Dragon.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's debut consists of him standing at a grave in his debut, implying that he was there to pay respects. The grave is one he made for Gray and Mika, Gray's mother.
  • Evil All Along: He claims that he's Deliora, which turns out to be a lie. However, Silver still fully admits that he did some pretty awful things as a member of Tartarus, and that calling him 'good' is still a stretch.
  • Evil Is Hammy: During The Reveal, he shows us that he can really be this when he's in full villain mode. He delivered one Kick the Dog after another to Gray, all while sporting Slasher Smiles and Nightmare Faces that would have given Jackal chills.
  • Expy: Once his true indenity is revealed and his motives, he becomes one of Itachi Uchiha from Naruto. Mysterious family member who is a Death Seeker and wants to die by said family member's hands and were Good All Along, but are a Well-Intentioned Extremist.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Since revealing his identity, his canines have become quite prominent.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a noticeable scar across the upper-left side of his face. It's likely that this scar is from the wound that killed him during Deliora's rampage.
  • Handsome Lech: He shamelessly flirts with Kyouka. She seems more amused by it than anything.
  • Harmless Freezing: Zigzagged. It's basically kryptonite to demons, and Atlas Flame's spirit had lost most of its memories and was on the verge of fading after being trapped in the ice for so long, but the giants themselves were completely unharmed after being thawed out. The same thing happened to Natsu after he had the misfortune of pressing Silver's Berserk Button, looking just fine after being completely encased in ice.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Despite being in a genocidal guild full of demons, he actually hunts demons and apparently consumes their souls. When he interrupts Franmalth's battle with Natsu, the former looks absolutely terrified of him. That said, Atlas Flame actually referred to him as a human when describing the person who froze the village. Keyes actually lampshades this, suggesting that it was possible that Marde Guille accepted Silver into the Nine Demon Gates in order to act as a deterrent to keep the other Gates in line; but admitted that it ultimately didn't matter, since Silver was more than powerful enough to qualify for the position regardless of what kind of magic he used. Subverted when he reveals he's a reanimated corpse, and not actually a demon.
  • An Ice Person: Easily the strongest one we've seen in the series so far. His magic froze an entire village and was mistaken for Iced Shell, a magic that usually takes the caster's life in the process. It isn't; his magic is just that powerful. Not even Virgo could drill through it, and Grey couldn't actually reverse it, only able to channel it through him and change its form.
  • It's Personal: Whatever his history with Gray is, it's quite clear that Silver absolutely loathes him. Ultimately subverted in that it was all an act because he knew Marde could see them.
  • Knight Templar: Hinted at. He attacked Atlas Flame and froze him and the entire village along with it, under the assumption that the Fire Dragon was a demon.
  • Light Is Not Good: He has magic designed to kill demons, he wears crosses as earrings, and Atlas Flame even referred to him as an exorcist. He's also a member of a Dark Guild made up almost entirely of demons whose stated goal is to Kill All Humans.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He definitely qualifies. He is fast enough to grab Gray and disappear before the rest of Fairy Tail can react, before another demons attacked them. Combined that with the fact that he was No Selling almost everything Gray threw at him, and you've got a great example of this.
  • Noble Demon: Despite being Tartarus' Token Good Teammate, he didn't exactly do much to stop the Face Project or save Fairy Tail from Alegra when Marde activated it.
  • No Sell: Being an Ice Demon Slayer, he can freely eat any form of Ice magic and is otherwise hardly affected by it, which lets him smack Gray around without a care in the world. Even when Gray reverses his own ice on him, it only does minor damage despite its anti-demon properties, and that's because he's not a demon.
  • One-Man Army: A particularly dark version of the trope, in that we get to hear about it from the receiving end of it. There's just something terrifying about a fire dragon saying the last thing he remembers is a single man turning the world to ice.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He refused to let any of the other Nine Gates try to fight Gray. He grabbed the kid and promptly got both of them far away from the battlefield everyone else was on.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: What he actually is.
  • The Power of Hate: Keyes speculates that this was why Silver was able to be resurrected so perfectly. His hatred for demons and desire for revenge was that strong.
  • The Reveal: Threefold. He's Silver Fullbuster, Gray's Dad; or rather, he's actually Deliora in possession of his corpse. Except that's a lie, and he's not possessed at all and is really the resurrected corpse of Silver Fullbuster.
  • Perma Stubble
  • Pet the Dog: Natsu and Lisanna were subjected to a Shameful Strip and thrown into a cell together. He later visits their cell and gives Lisanna a blanket to cover herself with.
    • Kick the Dog: He tells Gray he's Deliora in possession of his father's body and gloats about how he'll kill all of his friends after he's done with Gray. It's all part of his gambit to get Gray to kill him and finally put him out of his misery.
  • Spanner in the Works: He let Happy escape after capturing Natsu, leaking the nature of their base, and letting Fairy Tail pinpoint their exact location. He also may have dropped the sword for Natsu to use to escape his cell. Franmalth actually comments on this.
  • Survivor Guilt: His motivation for his Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Zeref's demons, up until he realized Gray was alive, resulting in a Heroic BSOD.
  • Take Up My Sword: Gives Gray his Ice Devil Slayer magic so he can defeat E.N.D. with it.
  • Token Good Teammate: Compared to the other eight Demon Gates. He hunts demons, and when the others all talk about their plan and how the current destruction they've caused is just the start, he's noticeably silent and going by his expression, he's less than thrilled. While he did freeze the Giant's Village, he did it because he thought Atlas Flame was a demon, and actually thanks Natsu for thawing it out. He also assured a terrified messenger that he wouldn't bite just because he was disturbed.
    • Apart from Kyouka, who was kind of tied up at the time, he's the only one of the remaining Nine Demon Gates to not participate in the attack on Lucy after she escaped Alegria.
  • Torso with a View: Gray fires a steel ball at him with enough force to send it through his stomach.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Kyouka comments on him showing up in his 'human form,' implying his current, humanoid appearance isn't his true one. If Seilah's battle with Mira is any indication, the humanoid form's real purpose is as a Power Limiter. Ultimately subverted in that he's the reanimated corpse of a human, and thus probably doesn't have a non-humanoid form.
  • Walking Spoiler: And not just for the reason fans thought.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Averted. When Gray uses his own anti-demon magic to blast him, he tanks it and suffers only minor wounds because he's not a demon; he's the reanimated corpse of a human.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Ultimately revealed to be this. While he intended to destroy Tartaros from the inside, including E.N.D., he still assisted Tartaros in some of their more horrible actions like the Face Project.
  • Wham Line: "My name is Deliora! Surely you haven't forgotten me, have you, Gray!?"

Jackal

Affiliation: Tartarus
Curse: Explosion Curse
Guild Mark: Right Pectoral
One of the Nine Demon Gates of Tartarus, who appears to be a human with catlike features. His magic causes anything around him to spontaneously explode. He was tasked with assassinating the Magic Council, and so far, only Doranbalt appears to have survived his terrorist attack on the Council's headquarters. He, like the other Nine Demon Gates, is a demon from the Books of Zeref. He was the first demon of the group to be killed... 'was' being the operative word.
  • Ax-Crazy: And you thought Zancrow was bad...
  • Badass: He single-handedly destroyed the headquarters of the Magic Council, and assassinated all but one of them.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: If the translation is to be believed, after being resurrected following his fight with Natsu. He didn't take it well.
    "I ain't gonna forgive that fireball bastard and his blue cat... I'm gonna fuck them up real good."
  • Collision Damage: A particularly nasty side-effect of his powers. Anything that touches his skin directly spontaneously explodes, which was something Natsu found out the hard way. Lamy seems to be an exception.
    • His powers may not work on demons.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He absolutely annihilated the Magic Council with seemingly little effort. Only one member survived: Doranbalt.
  • Death by Irony: He refused to listen to Torafuzar's advice when it comes to Lucy. Lucy gets a Power-Up and kills him shortly after.
  • Death Is Cheap: Unlike Tempester, who loses his memories whenever he is resurrected, Jackal doesn't seem to suffer any negative consequences whatsoever, at least that we've seen.
  • Did Not See That Coming: Just like Tempester did with Laxus, Jackal severely underestimated Natsu. Too bad Leeroy Jenkinsing him is (usually) a really, really bad idea. Likewise he didn't expect Lucy to summon a third spirit, Aquarius, let alone summon the Spirit King. He also didn't react well to the Spirit King giving Lucy Aquarius' powers.
  • Expy: Blowing up a girl's head for no reason not to mention his overall character with that manic grin on his face. Seems like Grimmjow's long lost brother perhaps?
    • Grimmjow at least had some sense of honor, whereas Jackal had none (taking hostages and making Lucy choose between an ex-Magic Council member (a potential informant) or a pregnant woman).
  • Fangs Are Evil: Goes with his Little Bit Beastly appearance. His teeth look like that of a canine.
  • For the Evulz: Outright states to Lucy that he's not really looking to gain anything, and that he just sees humans as playthings.
  • Having a Blast: His magic causes massive explosions to occur anywhere around him.
  • Hates Being Touched: His reaction to Lamy's shows of affection were borderline tsundere levels of this.
    "Fuckin' gross, get off me!"
    • Or maybe not, given he kills her without blinking an eye during his fight with Lucy.
  • Hellish Pupils: Just like a cat's eyes.
  • Kansai Regional Accent
  • Killed Off for Real: A powered-up Lucy deals him the finishing blow after Tartarus has already lost the equipment they needed to maintain Resurrective Immortality. His allies later confirm that his magical power has vanished. He's not coming back.
  • Laser-Guided Karma/Karmic Death: If he had listened to Torafuzar's advice when it comes to Lucy instead of torturing her For the Evulz, she wouldn't have summoned the Celestial Spirit King, gain a Power-Up, and then kill him. His death at her hands is entirely his own fault.
  • Law of Disproportionate Response: Torafuzar telling him to stop toying with Lucy and just kill her? He gets a little angry but nothing comes out of it. Lamy supporting the torture and suggesting blowing up Lucy's breasts? He blows her to pieces. Apparently this was more annoying.
  • Little Bit Beastly: He looks like a Cat Boy.
  • Mad Bomber: Aside from blowing up the Magic Council's headquarters, he started destroying random buildings during his fight with Natsu, Lucy, and Wendy pretty much because he could.
  • Not Quite Dead: See Resurrective Immortality above for the reason why.
  • Offing The Annoyance: What he does to Lamy.
  • Oh Crap: You can almost hear him shitting bricks as he sees Natsu find a way around his Collision Damage ability, which was the only real advantage he had over him since Natsu can just eat his explosions.
  • One-Winged Angel: He can turn into a werewolf-like form as a last resort. Too bad for him, Natsu's used to dealing with folks who use brute force.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Covers an entire half of his face.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: His Curse causes spontaneous explosions of all sizes and intensities. He can demolish an entire building without even trying.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Torafuzar suggests killing Lucy but Jackal does not care.
    • When Lamy beats him to grabbing Lucy he flat out blows Lamy's head up! For no reason.
  • Revenge by Proxy: With Happy and Natsu falling victim to Alegria, he decides he wants to take out his being a Sore Loser on Lucy instead.
  • Sadistic Choice: Gave Mikelo a choice between both he and his granddaughter dying, or him giving him - and by extension, Tartarus—the location of a certain MacGuffin he's looking for, in which case he would live... but his granddaughter would still die. Later he presents Lucy with a choice between saving Mikelo or a pregnant woman. Lucy is spared from making this choice by Natsu.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: He gets an even longer one after being resurrected by Lamy.
  • Slasher Smile: Massacres Magic Councilors, blows up a village, and forces more than one Sadistic Choice on others while sporting one of these. Can you tell he loves his job?
  • Spell My Name with an S: 'Jackal,' 'Jaguar...' Tartarus seems to really suffer from this.
  • Superpower Lottery: His basic offense is to blow up anything around him without any apparent limit. If you try to attack him, you blow up from touching him. If you try to fight long-range, he'll blow up the attack before it reaches him. If not for Natsu's ability to consume heat-based attacks, he'd be nearly unstoppable.
    • The only other thing that can give him trouble aside from Natsu is Aquarius and maybe Juvia due to their abilities to produce endless torrents of water. But even then, Aquarius can only hold him off for so long.
  • Taking You with Me: As with Tempester, once his defeat seems inevitable, he tries to blow up the town with Natsu's group still in it. It's thwarted by Happy of all people carrying him above the city.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Killed Lamy, despite her reviving him earlier.
  • Villain Ball: He so focused on trying to torture Lucy for his previous loss instead of outright killing her that it gives her time to summon Aquarius who sacrifices herself to summon the Spirit King and destroy Tartarus's home base.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When he finds that a "puny human" can actually go toe to toe with him. Even moreso when his Taking You with Me plan fails.
  • What the Hell Are You?: During his fight with Natsu. Apparently, he's never heard of Dragon Slayers, or at least has never actually seen one in action before; the fact that Natsu's fire-eating abilities basically made him immune to Jackal's explosions took him by complete surprise.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Or more specifically, would blow up a girl just to make a point to her grandfather, an ex-Magic Councilor. Or worse, would do the same to a pregnant woman, while forcing Lucy to decide if her life was more important than a Magic Counselor's.

Tempester

Affiliation: Tartarus
Curse: Currently Unnamed
Guild Mark: Left Forearm (second body)
One of the Nine Demon Gates of Tartarus. He was tasked with killing former members of the Council, including Yajima. Fried, Bickslow and Evergreen attempt to stop him, but are swiftly defeated. He was seconds away from killing Yajima before Laxus arrived. He later used Anti-Magic Particles to essentially gas an entire city in order to attempt to take Fried, Bickslow, Evergreen, and Laxus with him, but this cost him his body. He now has an entirely new body, courtesy of Lamy... only without his memories intact.
  • Ambiguously Brown: His second body.
  • Badass: When you easily curb-stomp three of Fairy Tail's strongest mages, then take an attack from The Ace and seem unfazed by it, you definitely qualify.
  • Beast Man: His One-Winged Angel form.
  • Bishōnen: His second body is this in spades, complete with White Hair, Black Heart.
  • Body Back Up Drive: And it looks nothing like the first body we see him in.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The Raijin Tribe barely had time to attack him when he made his appearance, and he blew them away without any trouble.
    • This is reversed on him when Laxus beats him without even trying.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: He seems to be aware of how strong Fairy Tail is and doesn't waste time attacking. One panel after appearing, he uses a Cyclone to destroy the building he and his enemies are in, and he makes sure to paralyze the Raijin Tribe so they can't interfere.
    • When Laxus beats him, he uses a deadly attack that results in Laxus getting a Game-Breaking Injury, while he can simply regenerate.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: In his second body.
  • Death Is Cheap: When he kills himself using his most powerful attack, he reforms himself back at Tartarus' HQ. Otherwise, we assume he's only as immortal as the rest of the demons in Tartarus. The only downside to this is that he can't remember his own name each time this happens. It's happened often enough that he no longer cares about his name.
  • Did Not See That Coming: He says he did not expect someone from Fairy Tail (read: Laxus)— or indeed any human— to be so strong, and thus he wasn't as serious as he could of been. Against Gajeel and Natsu, he does not repeat this mistake and decides to go all out.
  • Elemental Powers: Apparently he's got more than just wind.
    • Blow You Away: He uses some kind of Wind Magic that summons cyclones. He can also put them around his limbs or use them to hit from afar.
    • Playing with Fire: Can create pretty massive fireballs.
    • Shock and Awe: Shown to envelop Natsu in lightning and have him drop on the ground with it.
  • Expy: His second body is the spitting image of Xehanort from Kingdom Hearts.
  • Idiot Hair: In his second body.
  • In the Hood: He wears a hood to cover his face though most of his face is still visible.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Every time he's reborn, he loses his memories.
  • Little Bit Beastly: He seems to have fur and a animal like face, though what kind is unknown due to his Hood. Seems to be a bit Lion but its hard to tell.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His second body.
  • Made of Iron: Managed to get back up from Natsu's Crimson Lotus Exploding Lightning Blade,pretty much his strongest Lightning Flame Dragon Mode move so far.
  • Mage Killer: His most powerful attack makes him explode into toxic mist that is especially dangerous to magic users, though it's also deadly to ordinary people. The only downside is that he has to reform himself back at Tartarus' headquarters.
  • Meaningful Echo: Two of his quotes in particular reference something oddly familiar...
    Tempester: "Judgment is upon humanity. [...] Fall... into hell."
  • Meaningful Name: Yes, he's the guy throwing around Wind Spells.
  • Neck Lift: He had lifted Yajima up by the throat and was about to blast him with magic when Laxus showed up.
  • No Sell: He took a direct hit from several members of the Raijin Tribe, and barely even flinched.
  • The Paralyzer: His magic seems to paralyze whoever it hits, given how the Raijin tribe was unable to move afterwards.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: His tornadoes leveled Yajima's restaurant. And his Anti-Magic Particles were eerily reminiscent of a real-life chemical weapons attack, body count and collateral damage included.
  • The Red Baron: Tempester "the Immortal".
  • Rule of Sexy: In-universe example; Lamy says this was the reasoning behind his new appearance (while shamelessly fawning over him).
  • Spell My Name with an S: Tempester/Tempesta.
  • The Stoic: Aside from his Verbal Tic below, he hardly seems to speak, and when he does, his sentences consist of about three or four words total.
  • Taking You with Me: Subverted with his final attack. At first it looks like he's killing himself to take out Laxus, the Raijin Tribe, and Yajima, but then he reveals that he's perfectly alive and just needs to return to HQ to reform himself.
  • Verbal Tic: He has a habit of saying things like "Hyuru" or "Bo" when he uses his magic.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: His second body.

Franmalth

Affiliation: Tartarus
Curse: Revolution
A member of the Nine Demon Gates, who resembles a short, fat cyclops clad head-to-toe in armor, except for the lower half of his head, and uses a cane to walk. He's in charge of managing Tartarus' money, and has a habit of constantly laughing.


  • Achilles' Heel: He cannot assimilate anything without a soul. Natsu exploits this by beating him with a big rock.
  • Acrofatic: Much to Natsu's shock. When channeling Hades' soul, he's firmly in Lightning Bruiser territory.
  • The Assimilator: His Combat Tentacles-like limbs don't just drain energy. Leave them attached long enough, and you get absorbed. Powers included.
  • Battle Strip: His armor comes off as he fights Natsu. Justified in that his armor is apparently more like a straightjacket that restrains his body mass than armor, and what's more, he doesn't need it anyway.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Don't let his constant giggling and obsession with money fool you; even Natsu was struggling with this guy.
  • Catch Phrase: "How much is X worth? How much?"
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Constantly.
  • Combat Tentacles: Kind of. While they're actually his limbs, his rubber-like body can sprout more of them from almost any part of his body. And those limbs can sprout even more.
  • Cyclops: He usually has one large, glowing eye in the center of his head, usually visible through his armor's facemask.
  • Fat Bastard: His constant obsessing over the quantitative worth of everything from the actions and loyalty of his teammates to the souls he's absorbed make him the perfect embodiment of greed among the demons.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Absorbing the Celestial Spirits backfires immensely when Lucy tries to call them back to the spirit world to save them. Franmalth finds himself being sent to the spirit world along with them, forcing him to release them to free himself. Lucy then bluffs him by pretending that Natsu is also a Celestial Spirit, which spooks Franmalth into freeing Natsu too.
  • The Hyena: He laughs as he wonders how many people Jackal was able to kill at the Magic Council.
  • Killed Off for Real / Death by Irony: He dies and releases all of the souls he absorbed, but boasts to himself that he would just be resurrected. He arrives in Hell's Core just as Mira blows it all sky-high. Subverted in that he did survive, granted Lamy had as well; until the latter's own subsequent, proper, karmic death.
  • Large Ham: A candidate for one of the largest hams in the entire series so far.
  • Morally Bankrupt Banker: He scolded Tempester for using anti-magic particles, saying they were too expensive to use casually, and even dismissed Doriate for being too expensive to justify his usefulness. Considering he was also the one who cut a deal with Crawford, he's likely the one who manages Tartarus' finances.
  • Narm: In-Universe: when he transforms with Hades' soul, both Lucy and Natsu points out that he's not threatening at all and even ridiculous, in stark contrast to Hades' menacing One-Winged Angel. Sadly, funny looking or not, he can still kick Natsu's ass with ease.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Natsu's attacks just piss him off. He even No Sells Lightning Flame Dragon's Roar. Turns out it's because they're magic attacks and he can absorb them. Physical attacks, on the other hand...
    • That becomes a bit of Continuity Nod when you remember that the real Hades faced down that exact same spell, with similar results (or lack thereof).
  • Not Quite Dead: Barely avoids death by attaching himself to Happy as a tiny mushroom-like parasite.
  • Oh Crap: His reaction to Natsu busting in through their wall. As well as when Lucy manages to call back her spirits from him through force of will. Getting tricked by Lucy into thinking Natsu is a spirit that he releases his hold on him and Natsu getting around that "Magic Won't Work On Me" detail by smashing him with a rock.
  • Overly-Long Tongue: And it tends to wag and dangle out of his mouth while he laughs.
  • Rubber Man: His limbs can stretch out to grab something at the opposite end of the room. Very helpful, for The Assimilator.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Can be seen once he bursts out of his armor.
  • Superpower Lottery: His role as The Assimilator gives him the potential to make him one of the most dangerous enemies yet in the series, if he wasn't such a damn Cloud Cuckoo Lander. To put things into perspective, he's able to absorb an indefinite amount of souls, including Celestial Spirits, as well as Hades, the Arc Villain of Sirius Island.
  • Tempting Fate: No more than a few seconds after reassuring Crawford that he was safe, cue Natsu knocking down their wall.
  • Turns Red: Whipping out his 'most powerful soul' draws an Oh Crap out of Natsu, Lucy, Happy, and Carla. Did we mention that it's Hades?
  • Villainous Breakdown: While he was never quite composed to begin with, he goes completely berserk when he realizes the Face project failed. Even though it didn't.
  • You Keep Using That Word: During an exchange with Natsu.
    Franmalth: "I'm perfectly capable of telling the difference between rats and humans! I metaphorically called her a rat because she was sneaking around like one!"
    Natsu: "By the way, Carla isn't a rat either, in case you were wondering."
    Franmalth: "I KNOW THAT YOU IDIOT!"
  • Your Soul Is Mine: The way his curse works? He doesn't just absorb your body, and your powers. According to him, he absorbs you. ALL of you, soul included.

Torafuzar

Affiliation: Tartarus
Curse: Tenchi Kaimei

A gruff, no-nonsense member of the Nine Demon Gates that resembles a hulking Shark Man. He takes his missions very seriously, and values efficiency over cruelty, and to that end, commonly scolds his fellow demons. He was tasked with pursuing Lucy after Alegria's activation.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Apparently, the reason why he didn't use his Curse sooner; it's only useful in certain environments, and there's a high risk of Friendly Fire, which is why Tempester had to sideline himself after it Torafuzar used it.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: His two large, fin-like protrusions extending from his arms are razor-sharp, and can be used like this.
    • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Just one was enough to partially break through Loke's Regulus magic, giving him a nasty cut on his arm.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He uses his Curse sparingly due to its Awesome, but Impractical nature, but once he does, he repeatedly punched Gajeel in the gut while underwater, which resulted in him coming dangerously close to drowning by forcing air out of his lungs.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: He wanted to hurry up and kill Lucy instead of toying with her. Jackal didn't agree with him. Good thing, too! He's the first to suggest they go all out against Gajeel and Natsu.
  • Dark Is Evil: His water is completely black.
  • Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: His Curse was super-effective against Natsu, rendering him incapable of using his magic, as well as poisoning him.
  • Honor Before Reason: Unlike Ezel, he's not one to start causing chaos just for fun. He also criticizes Jackal for not finishing Lucy off.
  • Hulking Out: His One-Winged Angel form is to become a giant, muscular lizard man.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Despite his size and bulk, this guy is fast. He's tough enough to laugh off attacks from Gajeel, and he's strong enough to slice through Loke's Regulus magic, without the use of his Curse.
  • Making a Splash: His Curse causes a massive tidal wave of black, toxic water to cover an entire area. Those who swallow the water apparently die within five minutes, assuming they don't drown first. He uses this to flood the entire ruins of Tartarus' castle-like headquarters.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Rather than waste time torturing Lucy, he just wants to get it over with and kill her. The fact that Jackal and Lamy disagreed annoyed him, eventually making him stomp off.
  • No Sell: Aquarius summoned a tidal wave that washed away Jackal. Torafuzar swam through it without breaking a sweat and gave Aquarius a deep gash across her shoulder for her trouble.
  • Not So Stoic: Stunned by Gajeel and Natsu attacking each other instead of him and Tempester. He sweat drops.
  • Olympic Swimmer: He's good enough to literally swim through Aquarius' attacks, and it appears that he can breathe underwater. In fact, he's even more of a Lightning Bruiser underwater than he is on dry land.
  • Poisonous Person: The Grimy Water his Curse creates is highly toxic, with Torafuzar claiming that anyone who swallows it will die in five minutes or less.
  • Red Baron: Torafuzar "of the Darkness."
  • Shark Man: One can see him similar to a shark by likening his head and arm spikes to fins. Furthermore, "Torafuzame" is Japanese for "Zebra Shark". He's also an Olympic Swimmer capable of swimming through Aquarius' attacks. It's later lampshaded by Gajeel, who called him 'one tough shark.'
  • Spell My Name with an S: Fan groups call him "Torafusa".
  • Super Toughness: He parries a blow from Gajeel, who had converted his skin into metal, using only his forearm... and Gajeel was the one who got hurt from the punch.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Becomes even more prominent in his Etherious form.

Ezel

Affiliation: Tartarus
Curse: Tenga Goken
Guild Mark: Upper Right Forearm

A large, Multi-Armed and Dangerous member of the Nine Demon Gates known as the "Child Slicer". He was the one who chopped up the village Gray and Juvia were sent to, as well as the one Kyouka dispatched to manually activate Face following Crawford's death, and has to defend Face when Wendy goes to try to deactivate it.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: His Curse involves these, though they're not visible.
  • Ax-Crazy: Quite eager to start slaughtering humans. His epithet "Child Slicer" doesn't help, and implies that he was the one who cut up the entire town Gray and Juvia went to. Definitely proves it during his fight with Wendy.
  • Blood Knight: Unlike Torafusa, he states he doesn't care about demon dignity as long as he can fight something.
  • Child Hater: He didn't take Wendy seriously at all, even going so far as to refer to her as 'midget.'
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Even more than Jackal. Ezel swears like a sailor in one translation.
  • Combat Tentacles: His tentacle-like limbs can be used like this.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: He was going to eat Carla.
  • Irony: His epithet in Japanese refers to a demon-slaying sword.
  • Karmic Death: His nickname is "Child Slicer" and is the one who activated Face. He's then defeated by Wendy, a child, and apparently dies in the explosion following Face's self-destruction mechanism.
  • Kick the Dog: He was about to crush Wendy underneath his Combat Tentacles, until he got the bright idea of wanting to eat Carla after Carla tried to save Wendy. Bad idea.
  • Mr. Exposition: He explained to Wendy how Face worked... including the 'ethernano' in the air surrounding it. What kind of Dragon Slayer is Wendy, again?
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Four arms and seven tentacles used as legs.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Ezel is responsible for having Wendy go from Tag Along Kid to a full-fledged Dragon Slayer, after his attempt to eat Carla, prompting her to eat the air surrounding Face, unlocking her Dragon Force.
  • One-Winged Angel: His "Slasher Form" has him gaining bigger fangs, a samuraiesque armor and huge black blades in lieu of his arms. However, is still not enough to defeat Wendy's Dragon Force.
  • Oh Crap: His reaction to sees that his swords can't cut through Wendy's increasing wind right before she blasts him away with the Dragon Force.
  • Shout-Out: His surname and attacks refers to the five greatest Japanese swords: Douji Giri, Onimaru, Juzumaru, Odenta and Mikazuki. Except for Odenta, all others were quoted.
  • Storm of Blades: His Curse involves huge, invisible Absurdly Sharp Blades that seem to extend from his hands.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Aside from his one-frame introduction at the beginning of the arc, he gets only one noteworthy scene... and dies shortly afterward.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Lives up to his moniker of 'Child Slicer' during his fight with Wendy.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: He spent the entire fight against Wendy taunting her, and was about to end it with a Kick the Dog to Carla. Comes back to bite him in the ass, hard.

Seilah

Affiliation: Tartarus
Curse: Macro
Guild Mark: Stomach

A member of the Nine Demon Gates of Tartarus. Her magic allows her to manipulate the 'macra' found in the bodies of living creatures, giving her the ability to manipulate the movements and actions of those under her control. Most of the time, she's an Emotionless Girl that speaks with story chapter motifs. She is also tasked with killing former members of the Magic Council, as well as finding the location of Face. She also had a plan to destroy the Fairy Tail Guild HQ, that would have ended up killing every single member of the Guild present, but failed due to Cana.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Just as much as Kyouka.
  • Badass: Anyone who can reduce Elfman to Inelegant Blubbering, destroy the Fairy Tail headquarters (and almost succeed in killing off the entire guild if not for Cana), and then fight one of Fairy Tail's best mages while barely getting scratched herself more than deserves this title.
    • Badass Boast:
      "In a demon's story... there's no such thing as mercy."
    • Badass Bookworm: Enjoys good stories, though she finds the stories written by humans boring.
  • The Berserker: She apparently has no conscious control of her One-Winged Angel form and must use Macro on herself to focus on her target.
  • Berserk Button: Do not, in her own words, embarrass her in front of Kyouka.
  • Clothing Damage: Her entire Minidress of Power gets ripped in two and becomes little more than Detached Sleeves as a result of going One-Winged Angel. More runes appear on her now-bare chest, just so that it still doesn't show anything.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: She was already kicking Mirajane's ass. But once Mirajane destroyed the resurrection labs and used her Satan Soul: Sitri form, Sayla whipped out her own One-Winged Angel form... and blew Mirajane's Sitri form away. Ends up on the receiving end when Mirajane puppeteers Elfman (with Seilah's own Curse no less) into taking out Seilah with one blow when Seilah was distracted.
  • Cute Monster Girl: She's the most human-looking of the group next to Silver.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's able to give Mirajane one hell of a fight.
  • Deal with the Devil: Invoked after Elfman begged her to stop using his body to strangle Lisanna.
    "'Beg?' When a human begs something of a demon... that's when he must offer the demon their soul. Are you prepared to sell me your soul?"
  • Did Not See That Coming: Did not expect Fairy Tail to escape the bomb placed in the guild due to Cana's magic, with the three Exceed carrying the cards of the members towards their base. Her reaction speaks volumes. She gets it again at the tail end of her fight with Mirajane since she's batting Mira around she doesn't realize what Mira's up to before Mira commands Elfman to drop down right on top of her.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Her Zettai Ryouiki are literally the only thing on her feet, besides nail polish.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Black hair, but close enough.
  • Emotionless Girl: Generally a pretty quiet, reserved character. Until her Berserk Button is pushed...
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: On the palms of her hands in her One-Winged Angel form. Used to perform a Kamehame Hadouken.
  • Femme Fatalons: Complete with nail polish. In her One-Winged Angel form, they become sharp enough to slice through flesh.
  • Forced to Watch: Her magic isn't mind control, meaning Elfman is fully aware of the fact that he was being forced to strangle Lisanna, invoking this trope.
  • Fur and Loathing: Part of her Minidress of Power appears to have been made from leopard skin, or something similar.
  • Hair Decoration: A hairband that runs perpendicular to her horns.
  • Hero Killer: Mirajane Strauss is one of the best mages in Fairy Tail's roster, on par with Erza. Seilah was destroying her while barely taking a scratch, and would have killed her were it not for Elfman's Dynamic Entry, and that was without the use of Macro. Which, by the way, as Elfman eloquently demonstrated, if you get hit with that, you are screwed.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Mirajane uses Seilah's own signature Curse to puppeteer Elfman (which was only possible because Seilah used Macro on him already making this a double example) into striking down Seilah when she was too busy trying to finish off Mirajane.
  • Horned Humanoid: Aside from the markings, this is one of the only physical features she has that doesn't look entirely human.
  • I Have Your Sister: Her leverage over Elfman, to get him to drop a Fantastic Nuke lacrima in Fairy Tail's guild hall. Somewhat justified, though, in the sense that he no longer has a say in the matter.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: How the hell does that Minidress of Power stay up?
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Just like Rustyrose, her defeat comes at the hands of someone she previously beat. In this case Elfman and ironically once again through someone taking control of him.
  • Night of the Living Mooks: Played with; she openly admits that corpses are harder for her to control than living People Puppets. As she demonstrates with the corpse of a freshly-slain ex-Magic Councillor, and then with Elfman.
  • Necessary Drawback: When she goes One-Winged Angel she uses all her power in that form, weakening her control over others.
  • No Sell: On the giving and receiving end of this. Mirajane can't use "Takeover" on her and she can't use Macro on Mirajane. She resorts to using Macro on herself to go One-Winged Angel. Mirajane was able to use "Takeover" to steal Seilah's Macro Curse, leading to Seilah's defeat.
  • Oh Crap: To say she reacts badly to Cana saving the guild and allowing Fairy Tail to actually counter and attack is an understatement.
    "This is... My fault..."
  • One-Winged Angel: Accessed by using Macro on herself and removing her limiter. Her horns grow twice as large, she gains Blank White Eyes (with Extra Eyes elsewhere on her body, including the palms of her hands, her Minidress of Power splits into Detached Sleeves, and she gains even more runes on her body, including her now bare chest. Her One-Winged Angel form is borderline Eldritch Abomination levels of freaky-looking.
  • People Puppets: By manipulating the "Macra" inside people, she can control them. She notes that it's easier to do this with living beings than with corpses.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Seems to be in a sexual relationship with Kyouka. Even more so when she is furious at Elfman for "embarrassing" her in front of Kyouka.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Right before the Fantastic Nuke lacrima she ordered Elfman to plant in Fairy Tail's headquarters detonates.
  • Sadistic Choice: See I Have Your Sister. She's making Elfman choose between his family and his guild.
  • She's Got Legs: And Mashima loves showing them off.
  • Spell My Name with an S: She has been called "Seira" and "Sayla".
  • The Stoic: She shows no expression, not even sadistic glee, as she forces Elfman to strangle his sister Lisanna.
  • Superpower Lottery: Doesn't get much more broken than People Puppets.
  • Tattooed Crook: She has markings on her forehead and shoulders, though they appear more to be runes of some kind, rather than tattoos.
  • Throw the Book at Them: Is shown doing this to Mirajane, with several floating books all pelting her at once. It's a lot more effective than it sounds.
  • Wicked Cultured: Not only is she a Badass Bookworm, she constantly refers to everything going on around her as if it were the plot of one of her stories, even going so far as to as to comment on events as if she were critiquing a book.
    "Ezel-san, stories have a proper sequence. This is the prologue... no... the preface, rather."
  • Yandere: Wanting to kill Lisanna in front of Mirajane just because Elfman embarrassed her in front of Kyouka clinches it.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Type A.

Keyes

Affiliation: Tartarus
Curse: Necromancy
Guild Mark: Forehead
A member of the Nine Demon Gates of Tartarus who strongly resembles a walking skeleton. He has a tendency to speak in fancy, almost poetic phrases, and is known as the 'Black Monk of Tartarus.' He was sent to intercept Lucy and Wendy, who were in Tartarus' control room.

He is also a Necromancer, who had been pursuing his own experiments involving just how well he can bring someone back from the dead. The result of these experiments? Silver.
  • Badass: There's a reason he's one of the last Demon Gates left standing.
    "You maiden Fairies who have fallen into Hades... Shall become corpses and drift away in Purgatory."
  • Dem Bones: He looks like a reanimated skeleton. In fact, Wendy wonders aloud if he's just wearing a mask.
  • Didn't See That Coming: His defeat by Juvia comes after he was sure he'd basically blown her up. He didn't expect her to turn into water and destroy him from the inside. Though he did have the demon particles inside of his body, infecting Juvia with them because she was inside of him.
  • For Science!: He was fully aware that Silver was planning to betray them, but he didn't care. His experiments with Necromancy were all that mattered to him.
  • High Collar of Doom: Extends all the way over his head.
  • Intangibility: A result of his Voluntary Shapeshifting. Gray can't even touch this guy; he just phases right through the ice.
  • Keystone Army: If he is defeated, all of the corpses he reanimated will all die (again) as well. Silver informs Juvia of this, hoping that it can be how Crawford is stopped once and for all, despite knowing full well that he will die if this happens, as well.
  • Love Is a Weakness: He apparently believes this, and was taunting Juvia by saying her love for Gray made her hesitate in killing him, making her weak.
  • Magic Staff: A Khakkhara to be precise.
  • Necromancer: The first real one of the series. He's controlling Crawford's corpse and using him to activate all of those Faces remotely.
  • Our Liches Are Different: He's a demon, but in appearance and ability he serves as one.
  • Reality Ensues: During his fight against Juvia, he attempted to absorb her using his Mist Form. Too bad water is more dense than mist...
  • Red Baron: "The Black Monk."
  • Spell My Name with an S: Some translations call him "Ki-Su". Others call him "Keith".
  • Squishy Wizard: Mentioned as being physically weaker than the other gates, but his skillset still makes him dangerous.
  • The Stoic: When confronted by Taurus and Aries's attacks, he didn't even as much as blink. Not that he could blink.
    • Not So Stoic: Once Juvia enters his own body and begins destroying him from the inside, he's compleyely shocked.
  • Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred: Taunts Juvia with this, stating that if she does so, Silver will die as a result, and thus she would never do it. It doesn't work.
  • Super Speed: In his mist form, he can outpace Natsu, while simultaneously dodging spells cast by Juvia.
  • Taking You with Me: Kept the demon particles inside of his body, which have now infected Juvia.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He appears to be able to transform himself into some sort of black mist to evade attacks and travel at high speeds, which is very Logia-like.
  • Warrior Poet: Everything he says sounds like a fancy, if morbid religious sermon.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Silver says that as far as the Nine Demon Gates goes, he's not particularly dangerous in a fight. His true talent lies in the fact that he's a Necromancer, which alone makes him an invaluable member of the team.
  • You Will Not Evade Me / You Shall Not Pass: After Wendy and Lucy try escape from him using Happy's and Carla's Max Speed, he reappears in a corridor just in front of them. However, Gray foils his stand.

Minerva Orlando

See Fairy Tail Other Guilds under Sabertooth.

Crawford Seam

See Fairy Tail Others under Former Council Members

Lamy

Affiliation: Tartarus
Curse: Spiral Curse

The medical technician of Tartarus, and a member of the 'Kyouka Squad.' She's the one in charge of resurrecting Tartarus members when they are defeated. She's a hyperactive girl with rabbit-like features, and seems to be the Plucky Comic Relief of Tartarus.

Other dark guilds

    Eisenwald 
The first dark guild of the series. The members of this guild seek out the demon flute Lullaby and try to use its deadly music to launch an assassination plot against the guild masters of Fiore.

Erigor / Grim Reaper

Affiliation: Eisenwald (former), Reborn Oración Seis
Magic: Wind Magic, Storm Magic
Weapons/Equipment: Scythe

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The ace and acting leader of Eisenwald. He is skilled at using Wind Magic to attack, defend, and trap opponents.

Post-Time Skip, Erigor appears as a member of the Reborn Oración Seis under the name "Grim Reaper". In exchange for his memories of his entire life, he gains control over weather.

Voiced by: Koichi Tochika (JP), Jonathan Brooks (EN)

  • Arc Villain: Of the Lullaby arc.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears one when he reappears in the anime, which is also the one that Jellal wears later on.
  • Bald of Evil: Post-Time Skip.
  • Blow You Away.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: As Grim Reaper.
  • Do Not Touch the Funnel Cloud: The whole point of his Wind Wall spell is that the visible part is definitely not something you want to touch. His Storm Mail spell works under a similar principle, but as a subversion there's still a great deal of wind blowing around the funnel itself.
  • Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: Holds this in Natsu's face when they fight. Backfires spectacularly in the end.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Memories of his True Companions from Eisenwald are the first thing to stir when his brainwashing starts to fade. Even in his mental realm, Erigor pictures his old self standing besides the silhouettes of his Eisenwald guildmates.
  • Flight: One of the few characters who can do so unaided by wings.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Post Time Skip, he decides to conclude his duel with Bickslow and Wendy by dropping a whole herd of cows on them.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: He gives up his memories in exchange for power over the Time Skip. As such, he doesn't remember anything about being Erigor of Eisenwald.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: As a member of the Reborn Oración Seis, his eyes are shown to be a dull, glassy gray. His personality is also much more subdued than in his earlier appearances.
  • Red Baron: Earned the title "Shinigami" due to his only taking requests to kill people. Ironically, he looks more like The Grim Reaper. This incidentally becomes his codename when he joins the Reborn Oración Seis.
  • Revive Kills Zombie: When Wendy realizes that the memories of his past are physically hurting him, she keeps on casting healing spells on him until he recovers all his memories, freeing him from Oración Seis' grasp.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: In his first appearance.
  • Sinister Scythe: Part of his death motif. After the Time Skip, his scythe seems necessary for his Storm Magic.
  • Tattooed Crook
  • Took a Level in Badass: After the Time Skip he's become an official member of the Reborn Oración Seis, looks a lot more like the Grim Reaper, and can throw whole hurricanes on people with ease. Too bad he also loses his memory.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: He was the first antagonist that Natsu couldn't just bash into a wall with raw determination.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After his defeat, Lucy fears that Erigor will come back to take revenge. However, he's never seen and barely even mentioned again after that.
    • The anime rectifies this. He reappears in the Nirvana arc as part of one of the many dark guilds controlled by Oración Seis, and has a rematch with Natsu. However, the drastic differences in their power are made apparent, and he's taken out in less than half an episode. He later appears after the Time Skip as a full-blown member of the Reborn Oración Seis.
  • Worthy Opponent: During his anime-only rematch with Natsu, he admits that what he'd really hoped for was to fight Natsu again and win.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Kageyama

Affiliation: Eisenwald (former)
Magic: Shadow Magic, Dispelling Magic

Erigor's right-hand man. He uses shadow magic to blend into his surroundings.

Voiced by: Anri Katsu (JP), Chad Cox (EN)

Rayule, Karacka & Byard

Affiliation: Eisenwald (former)
Magic: Urumi (Rayule), Earth Magic (Karacka), Light Magic, Telekinesis (Byard)

Top: Rayule. Middle:Karacka. Bottom: Byard.

Three lesser members of Eisenwald.

Rayule is voiced by: Eiji Sekiguchi (JP), Will Christoferson (EN)
Karacka is voiced by: Masaki Kawanabe (JP), Chris Cason (EN)
Byard is voiced by: Daisuke Endou (JP), Tyson Rinehart (EN)

    Naked Mummy 
One of the lesser dark guilds in the series. They try to rob the Love & Lucky merchants' guild (where Lucy's father works after he loses his fortune) to pay off a debt to their superiors, Oración Seis.

Gato & Zato

Affiliation: Naked Mummy
Magic: Unknown

Top: Gato. Bottom: Zato.

A pair of monkey-like brothers who run Naked Mummy together.

Gato is voiced by: Hiroki Goto (JP), Cris George (EN)
Zato is voiced by: Tomoyuki Higuchi (JP), Paul Giovanni Ramirez (EN)

     Succubus Eye 
A Dark Guild that makes its appearance after the Time Skip. Notable in that it has a role on the Taiyou village arc and that Minerva is one of its members. Also notable in that it is a subordinate guild to Tartarus.

Doriate

Affiliation: Succubus Eye
Magic: Law of Regression.

The first member of Succubus Eye, with most of the details about him unknown. He is Minerva's superior, and he has the ability to make people regress back into children. Also, he's not human; he's actually a demon summoned from the Books of Zeref by Tartarus.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: How does he finally lose? That flying, one-eyed monster from before flies down and eats him.
  • Attack Backfire: Due to the way Maker Magic works, Doriate's power ended up being more helpful to Gray than harmful, in spite of weakening his power.
  • Berserk Button: When Gray, despite being turned back into a child, is able to fight back and even talk down at him, Doriate gets so angry he loses focus on the Law of Regression and assumes his demon form to attack Gray.
  • Brown Note: In his demon form, his Law of Regression can be used as a sound wave so that instead of only being able to affect the enemy in front of him, it was able to regress everybody in the Sun Village back to their childhood. The downside is that it doesn't discriminate between friend or foe, as seen when it hits his partner Minerva.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He turns his victims into children so that they'll be easier to deal with. He also doesn't waste any time casting it once an enemy is in sight.
  • Death by Irony: After wanting to eat Gray, he himself gets eaten by a giant, flying monster.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: He can still use his magic while in his One-Winged Angel form, but he is no longer capable of aiming (or he just doesn't bother to do so anymore), causing everyone - including Minerva and Sylph Labyrinth - to get hit with Law of Regression.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Even with his mouth shut, he has a lot of fangs jutting out.
  • Fountain of Youth: His magic hits his victims with this. According to him, his magic actually affects the magic power of the victim, and their turning into a child is a secondary effect.
  • Foreshadowing: Why was he subconsciously avoiding the ice around him? The ice was made via Devil Slayer magic, which would hit beings like him For Massive Damage.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: If his attempt to eat Gray is any indication.
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Kryptonite Is Everywhere: Bordering on Too Dumb to Live, as the area he was fighting in was coated in ice that would severely damage him.
  • No Badass to His Valet: He's likely aware that Minerva is the former ace of Sabertooth, but that doesn't change the fact she is still a newbie in her current guild.
  • One-Winged Angel: When he gets really angry he hulks out into a huge demon. On the bright side, he's too angry to keep up the Law of Regression in this state.
  • Our Demons Are Different: He's a demon from the Books of Zeref.
  • Status Buff: Law of Regression's primary effect is to lower the opponent's abilities; the transformation into a child is a side effect.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He definitely has no problem with beating up adults with the bodies of children. We've never seen him fight actual kids, but given his personality, he'd probably attack children like he would any other.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Subverted. Gray assumes he uses Law Of Regression to weaken his enemies as a means to make up for his somewhat average power, which seems to match up to how the fight was going. Then he reveals his true colors as a powerful demon.

Minerva Orlando

See Fairy Tail Other Guilds.
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