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.Here be spoilers.Back to the main character index
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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.
Dark and Troubled Past: The members of this guild (sans Brain) are all former child slaves from the Tower of Heaven.
Tragic Dream: Most of their prayers are outright unachievable.
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.
Et Tu, Brute?: Cobra betrayed him the moment Doranbolt and Jellal secured Oración Seis' freedom. Then again Brain did tried to kill Cobra during the Nirvana incident. Unlikely that he would just let that go.
The Man Behind the Man: As the leader of his guild, he's technically behind Eisenwald, Naked Mummy, and several other dark guilds.
Non-Action Big Bad: He is far from weak. But his only offense magic is projected from his staff. All his other types just go to show his name, Brain, is not for show and that he is seriously smart to have so many different types of magic. One of which he invented and another of which is extremely rare.
Zero is clearly the one more adept at combat magic and utilizing his magic power for destruction.
Omnicidal Maniac: Zero has no motivation or plans beyond destroying anything and everything he encounters.
Underestimating Badassery: Jura had been incapacitated by Angel when the Light Team was initially trashed by Oración Seis, so when the two actually meet later he deems him a lightweight, not even aware that Jura is a Wizard Saint. Jura kicks his ass as a result.
Subverted retroactively; Jellal was fighting an illusion decoy by Midnight. Brain was still unconscious through the whole fight.
Brain (in the anime anyways) also was the one that took Ultear from her mother Ur in order to make her a member of the Oracion Seis. Her power was too great, so he literally abandoned her. This lead to her traumatizing the lives of Jellal, Erza, Meredy, Kagura, and several others. Others like Simon ended up dying. So yeah; there's a reasonwhy he's called Brain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Dishing Out Dirt: Hoteye's magic deals with softening the ground. It's a lot more powerful than it sounds.
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.
The Ophelia: She is shown to have lost a few screws post-Time Skip as a side-effect of her Angel Magic; she thinks that when the angels she summons completely devour her soul, she will become an angel herself. Thankfully Gray manages to talk some sanity back into her.
It should be noted that in the manga when she used the Angel Magic horde on Jellal the Angels simply came out of her and she didn't bring out any coins or quote the number for the amount that would be taken from her lifespan so she may not have this drawback anymore, but we don't have enough information since she only used the one attack.
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".
Casting a Shadow: Seems to have learned the same type of Darkness Magic as Brain.
Daydream Surprise: Did this twice. First against Erza and later on against Jellal. The former fake eye allowed her to see through it and cut him down. The latter had to blind himself to break through it.
Multicolored Hair: He looks like he has two sets of hair at the same time—a black "spiky lump" commonly used on males, and white chin-length hair with decorations that would look perfectly fitting on a girl.
No Sell: After the Time Skip, his combination of Reflector and Darkness Magic can't be blocked by Dan's or even Byro's magic.
One-Winged Angel: Transforms into a hideous large beast once it becomes midnight, against Erza. It's actually just an illusion, which doesn't work for long on Erza.
Superpower Lottery: He's basically Accelerator and Aizen rolled into one, toned down of course. Subverted in the end, however, when all that power fails to keep him from suffering a humiliating defeat.
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.
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.
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
"The mistakes people make will eventually be labeled as experience, but with true mistakes there will be no experience gained. Because the mistake you made taking me on as your opponent will leave you no future."
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."
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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 Though she [[Jumping on a Grenade jumps on the bomb holding her sister hostage. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fan Disservice: His obesity combined with a rather exposing outfit is already this, but the worst example has to be when we get an unusually detailed close-up of his bare nipple. And yes, he has man-boobs. And yes, this is the series with the Nipple and Dimed trope applying to the females.
Lightning Bruiser: He's strong enough to match Natsu blow for blow, and he only went down after having his own magic turned against him. Furthermore, despite his bulk, he's surprisingly fast and agile.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: When he actually starts to fight properly, he can be pretty terrifying. In fact, he incapacitated Natsu and would have killed Lucy if he hadn't lost track of Mr. Cursey, which gave Natsu a chance to use it.
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.
Benevolent Boss: In a direct contrast to Zancrow, when he sees that his henchmen are hopelessly outclassed, he simply teleports them away and says that he'll fight Lucy, Cana, Gray and Loke by himself.
Body Snatcher: His "Huma Raise" magic allows him to take control of humans. If he uses it on anything that's not human, he fuses with it, which is what happens when Zoldio used it on Capricorn. He later does this to Leo, which leads to his undoing.
Later, he finds Merudy trying to carry Zeref off the island, and blasts her with his fire for betraying Grimoire Heart. He then prepares to take Zeref away, and reveals that Ultear was the one who destroyed Merudy's home.
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)
Absurdly Sharp Blade: Yomazu, when combining his katana with his Solid Script magic phrase "pierce" is able to stab clean through Gajeel's arm, despite him being literally Made of Iron.
What Happened to the Mouse?: Their fate is unknown. In the anime, however, they try another attack on Fairy Tail with Kain's help, but are trounced by Fried, Bickslow, and Elfman.
Words Can Break My Bones: Yomazu, whose spells are written in kanji. They're also much powerful than they look as he manages to keep up with Fried's runes in a filler battle.
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.
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.
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 themooks), 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...
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 inaverybigway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Playing with Fire: E.N.D. is a Flame Demon, which was why Silver decided to learn IceDevil 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!?"
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 SellsLightning 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ownOne-Winged Angel form... and blew Mirajane'sSitri 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Driven by Envy: Heavily implied to be why she wanted to ruin Mirajane's physical appearance, as well as why she wanted Jackal to blow up Lucy's breasts. Not only is she an In-Universefangirl to Tartarus' male members, she hates females in general, especially ones that she knows are more physically attractive than her.
Oh Crap: She's scared shitless when her attempt to use Demon Particles on Mirajane only made her wake up from unconsciousness because she already possessed Demon Particles. She's also left catatonic when Seilah is defeated.
Weak, but Skilled: Lamy herself usually leaves the fighting to the Nine Demon Gates, and rarely gets in on the action herself unless she absolutely has to. Despite this, she's a very skilled Evil Genius who is in charge of Tartarus' resurrection labs, called 'Hell's Core,' and is the one the other demons trust to patch them up if they lose a fight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Running Gag: The fact that they call each other "Big Brother", making it impossible to determine who is really the other brother. Gato has also the habit of repeating himself several times.
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.
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.
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.