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Dark guilds are guilds in the ''Manga/FairyTail'' 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.''

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!Balam Alliance

[[folder:Oración Seis]]
->See Characters/FairyTailOracionSeis

[[folder:Grimoire Heart]]
->See Characters/FairyTailGrimoireHeart

->See Characters/FairyTailTartaros

[[folder:In General]]
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
[[quoteright:250:'''Affiliation:''' Eisenwald (former), Reborn Oración Seis\\
'''Magic:''' [[BlowYouAway Wind Magic]], [[ShockAndAwe Storm Magic]]\\
'''Weapons/Equipment:''' [[SinisterScythe 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-TimeSkip, 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: KoichiTochika (JP), Jonathan Brooks (EN)
* ArcVillain: Of the Lullaby arc.
* BadassLongcoat: Wears one when he reappears in the anime, which is also the one that Jellal wears later on.
* BaldOfEvil: Post-TimeSkip.
* BigBad: Of the Lullaby arc, where he attempts to use the Lullaby flute to kill the Guild Masters, with Lullaby itself serving as the BiggerBad.
* BlowYouAway: He uses Wind Magic.
** RazorWind
** ShockAndAwe: Post-TimeSkip, thanks to his newfound Storm Magic.
** MakingASplash: Post-TimeSkip, with his Storm Magic he can do this as well. It all ties into him controlling ''all'' forms of weather.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: As Grim Reaper.
* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud: 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 [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] there's still a great deal of wind blowing around the funnel itself.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Holds this in Natsu's face when they fight. [[SubvertedTrope Backfires spectacularly]] [[ConvectionSchmonvection in the end]].
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Memories of his TrueCompanions 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.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Post TimeSkip, he decides to conclude his duel with Bickslow and Wendy by dropping a [[EverythingsBetterWithCows whole herd of cows on them.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: He gives up his memories in exchange for power over the TimeSkip. As such, he doesn't remember anything about being Erigor of Eisenwald.
* MindControlEyes: 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.
* RedBaron: Earned the title "{{Shinigami}}" due to his only taking requests to kill people. Ironically, he looks more like TheGrimReaper. This incidentally becomes his codename when he joins the Reborn Oración Seis.
* ReviveKillsZombie: 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.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: In his first appearance.
* SinisterScythe: Part of his death motif. After the TimeSkip, his scythe seems necessary for his Storm Magic.
* TattooedCrook
* TookALevelInBadass: After the TimeSkip 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.
* WakeUpCallBoss: He was the first antagonist that Natsu couldn't just bash into a wall with raw determination.
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: 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 TimeSkip as a full-blown member of the Reborn Oración Seis.
* WorthyOpponent: During his anime-only rematch with Natsu, he admits that what he'd really hoped for was to fight Natsu again and win.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[quoteright:250:'''Affiliation:''' Eisenwald (former)\\
'''Magic:''' [[CastingAShadow Shadow Magic]], Dispelling Magic]]


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

->Voiced by: Creator/AnriKatsu (JP), Chad Cox (EN)
* CastingAShadow: He is an accomplished shadow wizard, and can use shadows for a variety of purposes, including CombatTentacles and transportation.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He is unable to bring himself to actually kill the guild masters, especially after Team Natsu helps him out, leading to his HeelFaceTurn.
* TheDragon: To Erigor.
* {{Expy}}: He is essentially an [[EvilCounterpart evil]], older [[{{Naruto}} Shikamaru]], though he is definitely his own character.
* HeelFaceTurn
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Karacka, to shut him up.
* MeaningfulName: "Kage" means "shadow".
* ShapingYourAttacks: The Orochi Shadow, along with many fist and hand-shaped attacks.
* TheSmartGuy: Is hinted to be highly intelligent due to his [[InformedAbility mastery of sealing magic]].
* YouHaveFailedMe: Has this pulled on him before he can possibly betray Eisenwald. Natsu [[BerserkButton is not amused]].

[[quoteright:250:'''Affiliation:''' Eisenwald (former)\\
'''Magic:''' [[WhipSword Urumi]]]]


A wizard who uses urumi blades to ensnare his opponents.

->Rayule is Voiced by: Eiji Sekiguchi (JP), Will Christoferson (EN)
* BullyingADragon: He taunts Gray.
* EliteMooks: Has a bit more characterization then the other {{Mooks}} of Eisenwald.
* HumanPopsicle: After his battle against Gray.
* OhCrap: His face after getting encased in ice.
* WhipSword: How his magic works.

[[quoteright:250:'''Affiliation:''' Eisenwald (former)\\
'''Magic:''' [[DishingOutDirt Earth Magic]]]]


A fat wizard who can phase his body through objects.

->Karacka is voiced by: Masaki Kawanabe (JP), Chris Cason (EN)
* DishingOutDirt: Karacka's Earth Magic allows him to phase through walls and, in the anime, [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice people as well]].
* EliteMooks: Has a bit more characterization then the other {{Mooks}} of Eisenwald.
* HeelFaceTurn: Karacka is seen free and reformed at the Fantasia festival.
* FatBastard: Fat and part of a Dark Guild.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Karacka runs away after seeing his comrades defeated by Erza.

[[quoteright:250:'''Affiliation:''' Eisenwald (former)\\
'''Magic:''' [[LightEmUp Light Magic]], {{Telekinesis}}]]


A wizard who use's Light Magic and {{Telekinesis}}.

->Byard is voiced by: Daisuke Endou (JP), Tyson Rinehart (EN)
* AnimeHair: Has a pillar of hair.
* BullyingADragon: He taunts Erza and Rayule taunts Gray.
* EliteMooks: Has a bit more characterization then the other {{Mooks}} of Eisenwald.
* LightEmUp: Appears able to use light magic, though he's beaten by Erza before he can use it.
* LightIsNotGood: It's clear, however, that his magic doesn't make him a good guy.
* TooDumbToLive: Thinks he can take on Erza, even after witnessing her wipe out the bulk of their guild's numbers [[OneManArmy all on her own]] firsthand. [[CurbStompBattle The results are predictable]].
!Naked Mummy

[[folder:In General]]
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.

[[folder:Gato & Zato]]
!!Gato & Zato
[[quoteright:250:'''Affiliation:''' Naked Mummy\\
'''Magic:''' Unknown]]

[[caption-width:225: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)
* AnimalMotifs: Monkeys.
* BullyingADragon: Zato spreads plenty of rumors about Fairy Tail being a weak guild and tries beating Laxus to the ground. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown The results are predictable]].
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* FunnyAfro: Zato
* HarmlessVillain: Fights Fairy Tail three times and gets [[CurbStompBattle curb stomped]] every single time.
* LetsGetDangerous: When they prepare to fight Natsu and Gray. They still get their asses handed to them.
* NoodleIncident: Their fight against Natsu and Gray off-screen. They are apparently strong enough to cause them some trouble.
* RedBaron: "Crazy Monkey" Gato
* RunningGag: 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.
!Succubus Eye

[[folder:In General]]
A Dark Guild that makes its appearance after the TimeSkip. 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.

[[quoteright:250:'''Affiliation:''' Succubus Eye\\
'''Magic:''' [[FountainOfYouth 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.
* AlwaysABiggerFish: How does he finally lose? That flying, one-eyed monster from before flies down and eats him.
* AttackBackfire: Due to the way [[ImaginationBasedSuperpower Maker Magic]] works, Doriate's power ended up being more helpful to Gray than harmful, in spite of weakening his power.
* BerserkButton: 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.
* BrownNote: In his demon form, his [[FountainOfYouth 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.
* CombatPragmatist: 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.
* DeathByIrony: After wanting to [[ImAHumanitarian eat Gray]], he himself gets eaten by [[AlwaysABiggerFish a giant, flying monster]].
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: He can still use his magic while in his OneWingedAngel form, but he is no longer capable of aiming (or he just doesn't bother to do so anymore), causing everyone - including [[FriendlyFire Minerva]] and [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Sylph Labyrinth]] - to get hit with Law of Regression.
* FangsAreEvil: Even with his mouth shut, he has a lot of fangs jutting out.
* FountainOfYouth: 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 ForMassiveDamage.
* ImAHumanitarian: If his attempt to ''eat'' Gray is any indication.
* KilledOffForReal
* KryptoniteIsEverywhere: Bordering on TooDumbToLive, as the area he was fighting in was coated in ice that would severely damage him.
* NoBadassToHisValet: 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.
* OneWingedAngel: 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.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: He's a demon from the Books of Zeref.
* StatusBuff: Law of Regression's primary effect is to lower the opponent's abilities; the transformation into a child is a side effect.
* WouldHurtAChild: 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.
* WeakButSkilled: 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.

[[folder:Minerva Orlando]]
->See Characters/FairyTailSaberTooth.

!Avatar Cult

[[folder:In General]]
A black magic cult that makes its appearance after the second TimeSkip, making its appearance during the Revival Arc. They worship Zeref as a [[PhysicalGod Physical]] GodOfEvil, and seek to force every other mage in Earth Land to do the same. [[spoiler:And one of their members is Gray Fullbuster.]]

* {{Cult}}: Pretty much the human version of Tartaros' devotion to Zeref.
* EvilPowerVacuum: With The Balam Alliance gone, they decide to finally take over in their place.
* MeaningfulName: In Hinduism, an avatar is a deliberate descent of a deity to Earth, or a descent of the Supreme Being and is mostly translated into English as "incarnation", but more accurately as "appearance" or "manifestation".
* ReligionOfEvil: Worships Zeref as a living deity, much like Tartaros and Grimoire Heart.
* WantedPoster: They have their own wanted poster with a high amount of Jewels.


A high priest of the black magic cult known as Avatar, dressed head to toe in long robes and armor. With the fall of the Balam Alliance, he seeks to have Avatar [[EvilPowerVaccuum fill the void]] left in the Dark Guild hierarchy.

* BadassCape: One that covers his entire body.
* BadassPreacher: Even if we haven't yet seen him in action, he exudes this trope in spades.
* CoolMask: An iron mask that covers his entire face.
* TinTyrant: Aside from his BadassCape, he's decked out in a suit of armor that obscures his entire body from sight.

[[folder: [[spoiler: Gray Fullbuster]]]]
[[spoiler: See ''Characters/FairyTailTeamNatsu'' ]]