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Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (JP), Kira Vincent-Davis (EN)
A powerful ice wizard who taught Lyon and Gray magic. She is also Ultear's mother, but believed her daughter to have died. She sacrificed her life to freeze the demon Deliora and protect her students.
- The Ace: Said to be the strongest wizard in her country, which would make her as strong as a Wizard Saint.
- Action Mom: To Ultear and her adoptive sons, Gray and Lyon.
- Adult Fear: To elaborate: Her only actual child gets sick because of the magic in her body and so she takes her to a local scientist for help, only to be told Ultear's body was damaged to the point where it would have been too hard for her to recognize. Then to add to it; one of her adoptive children runs off to fight something that even she can't take on her own.
- And I Must Scream: She uses Iced Shell on Deliora, which transformed her entire body into the ice freezing the demon, and she stays alive in this form. Makarov states that melting the ice would be the equivalent of killing Ur, but as both Lucy and Gray believe, she continues to watch over them as water once Lyon melts her.
- Artificial Limbs: Made a temporary leg out of ice during her battle with Deliora.
- Badass Teacher: To Gray and Lyon.
- Bare Your Midriff: Like Gray and Lyon, she ran around in her underwear to train. And even her normal clothing exposed her midriff.
- Boyish Short Hair: Unlike her daughter.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Deliora eventually dies from being sealed in her ice.
- Expy: Bears a great resemblance to Hardner's wife Sophia from Rave Master.
- Ghost Memory: After her body gets turned into ice, melted into water, and washes out to sea, Ultear is able to experience her memories of when she was told that Ultear had died, and just how much she loved her daughter, by falling in the ocean.
- Handicapped Badass: She lost a leg to Deliora.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Uses the incredibly powerful Iced Shell, which turns herself into solid ice with which to freeze Deliora.
- An Ice Person: The strongest of these seen in the series until Silver was introduced.
- Inelegant Blubbering: In the manga, her reaction to being falsely told that Ultear, who was only an infant at the time, had died is one of the only instances of a female's crying being accompanied by mucus in the series. Played for Drama, of course.
- Changed in the anime to where she instead flat out cries and demands to see Ultear's body. Still heart wrenching though.
- Informed Ability: Though she is stated to be the strongest wizard in the country, apart from Iced Shell, which both Gray and Lyon can use, she isn't shown doing much fighting-wise.
- It's worth noting that Ur was quite humble about her power, and never seemed to show any advanced levels in it whilst on-screen.
- Judging from what Gray, Lyon, and Ultear have shown us, it's probably true that she is quite powerful. To elaborate: Ultear inherited her magic and was strong enough to nearly beat Gray, Gray who followed her teachings, is one of Fairy Tail's strongest wizards and keeps on getting strong, and Lyon who also was taught by her, is nothing short of a prodigy who overpowered Gray when ever they fought. It's safe to say she's way stronger than we've given her credit for.
- Mama Bear: She's not afraid to stand before a demon(one of Zeref's creations no less) and refuse to let anymore harm come to a young Gray and Lyon. She succeed in stopping Deliora forever.
- Missing Mom: She left her daughter with researchers in the hopes that they could help her cope with her abnormally large magical power. Unfortunately, the researchers told Ur that her daughter was dead, all while experimenting on the girl. So Ultear came to believe that Ur abandoned and replaced her, and Ur had to deal with the guilt that she couldn't do anything for her precious daughter.
- Not Quite Dead: Her body is actually the ice that sealed Deliora, and she continues to watch over her two students.
- Parental Substitute: To Gray and Lyon.
- Posthumous Character: Not quite, but close enough.
- Senseless Sacrifice: Played with. This is almost invoked due to Lyon's near attempt at reviving Deliora via Moon Drip, years afterwards. Silver tries invoking this again during the Tartaros Arc, when claiming that he actually is Deliora possessing Silver's corpse to Gray's face. It's Subverted once more in that Silver was lying about being Deliora, with it still being dead then thanks to Ur.
- Sexy Mentor: Runs around in her underwear while teaching Gray and Lyon.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is dark purple.
Voiced by: Shoko Tsuda (JP), Linda Young (EN)
A crabby old hermit who lives in the woods outside of Magnolia, and an old friend of Makarov's. She is a skilled healer, but dislikes other humans. She is actually the Edolas counterpart of the dragon Grandine, though she herself is an ordinary human.
- Berserk Button: The only thing she hates more than humans is having them hang around when she's working.
- Grumpy Bear: She's blunt and has no problem kicking anyone out of her house, but she always helps Fairy Tail when they need it.
- Hermit Guru: She lives out in the wood since she can't stand humans.
- Irony: Earth-land's Grandine is a gentle dragon who likes humans. Porlyusica, Edolas' Grandine, is a crabby old woman who makes her low opinion of her own species known to others.
- I Was Quite a Looker: She was a pretty young girl, but her hostile personality remained ever present.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though she often angrily drives away anyone who approaches her home, she's still quite loyal to Fairy Tail.
- Never Mess with Granny: Never shown to do anything on-screen, but she is intimidating enough to scare the crap out of everybody who comes to visit.
- Perpetual Frowner: The only time she is seen smiling is around Wendy.
- Prophetic Fallacy: She predicts that something will happen once Fairy Tail gets three Dragon Slayers, but it hasn't been stated exactly what.
- Ship Tease: Every now and then she'll show hits of attraction toward Makarov. She's been admiring him from afar since childhood, but some of her feelings for him have soured with age.
- The Medic: First of only four seen in the series (the others being Wendy, Sherria and Ichiya). Unlike the others, she uses medicine rather than magic.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: By misdiagnosing Natsu's tumor, she also misunderstands what the effects are. When Brandish increases its size, apparently to "prove" that she's still on Albareth's side, it results in Natsu fully becoming E.N.D.
- Wham Line: "I am the Grandine from Edolas."
- A far more serious one comes during the war with Alvarez. "I was mistaken. Natsu doesn't have an anti-ethereno tumor. It's something far worse!"
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is pink.
Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (JP), Bill Jenkins (EN)
The father of Lucy Heartfilia, Jude is the head of the Heartfilia Konzern, one of the wealthiest families in Fiore. Layla's death drove a wedge between Jude and Lucy, causing the latter to run away from home to join Fairy Tail six years later. After the extreme actions he takes to bring her back results in Lucy disowing him, he makes an honest effort to mend their relationship, for better or worse.
- The Atoner: For his actions in neglecting Lucy to the point that she disowns him, he felt the need to rebuild their relationship.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: A father-daughter example, though they're sadly not together when their love for each other is proven: before his death, Jude sends Lucy gifts (including a year's worth of rent money) every year on her birthday for the seven years she is missing, because he has that much faith she is still alive. It's thanks to this that Lucy finally admits her own love for her father.
- Beard of Sorrow: He grows a shaggy beard after he loses his money and his daughter.
- Break the Haughty: By the Battle of Fairy Tail, he goes from a stern, prideful, neglectful father to a bankrupt street beggar.
- Bus Crash: He is completely absent by the time the Oración Seis arc rolls around. When Lucy returns from Sirius Island seven years later, she realizes that he died only one month earlier.
- Character Death: He dies of natural causes over the course of Lucy's disappearance.
- Cynicism Catalyst: He, Layla and Lucy were a much happier family up until his wife's death turned him into a cold and neglectful father to the point that Lucy decided to leave her family life behind and join Fairy Tail.
- Defrosting Ice King: When Lucy calls him on nearly getting her and her friends from Fairy Tail killed thanks to him hiring Phantom Lord, he starts to realize that he's been a bad father and decides to become The Atoner for his misdeeds. Before he dies during Lucy's disappearance, he wrote a letter admitting that he truly loves her.
- Didn't See That Coming: He clearly didn't realize that Lucy would call him out on his actions and disown him when she returns home.
- For Want of a Nail: He requests Phantom Lord to retrieve Lucy by force for an Arranged Marriage, which leads to the latter destroys Fairy Tail's guildhall and causes the guild war between the them.
- Freudian Excuse: His jerkish and neglectful ways towards Lucy are rooted in Layla's death.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: All he can do is stand in shock when Lucy disowns him and tells him that she isn't coming back home for good.
- Humble Pie: He tries to show Lucy he's become a changed man when he loses his fortune, but he loses his temper when they have a misunderstanding over a carriage fare. When he comes late to work the next day, he discovers that Lucy came thinking he was a hostage when Naked Mummy came to rob his new workplace. Seeing his daughter coming to his rescue despite everything that's happened between them is what sparks an honest effort for him to start rebuilding their relationship.
- It's All About Me: He seems to only care for himself and his own business, as exemplified by his workaholic behavior and controlling nature.
- Jerkass: When he first appears in the story, he's a neglectful jerk towards Lucy to the point where he hired Phantom Lord to retrieve her for an Arranged Marriage as part of his business efforts.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Jude notes to Lucy that she probably should have let him know about running away to join Fairy Tail.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The reason he was a neglectful jerk is because he was a workaholic, especially after Layla died. When Lucy gives him what for and totally ruins his business plans after Phantom Lord's defeat, he changes for the better.
- Kick the Dog:
- Laser-Guided Karma: His workaholic behavior and actions in bringing Lucy back for an Arranged Marriage causes her to not only calls him out on causing the guild war with Phantom Lord and Fairy Tail, but she also flat-out tells him that she can't go back home. Then he ends up losing his fortune because of it. And he has no one to blame but himself.
- The Lost Lenore: Layla dies seven years before Lucy joins Fairy Tail and it turns out to be his justification for his neglectful behavior towards Lucy.
- Married to the Job: He becomes a workaholic after his wife died, even neglecting to celebrate his own daughter's birthday. When he shows no signs of changing his personality, even after requesting Phantom Lord to return her by force, Lucy decides enough is enough and disowns him.
- Musical Theme Naming: He's named after the song "Hey, Jude" by The Beatles.
- Not Now, Kiddo: When Lucy made a rice ball for him on her 11th birthday, he simply told her that he didn't want to be disturbed while he was working.
- Oh, Crap!: He's utterly shocked when he realizes that Lucy isn't going to go through with his Arranged Marriage after all.
- Parental Neglect: He neglected his daughter many times after Layla's death, even pulling a Not Now, Kiddo on her 11th birthday. When Lucy disappears on Sirius Island for seven years, however, he makes his damnedest effort to atone for his neglectfulness by sending gifts and rent money each year—and on her birthday no less—until he dies.
- Redemption Equals Death: As soon as he started making a genuine effort to be a better father, he passed away. It's played with in the sense that he actually died seven years later, but to Lucy, who was stuck in a time bubble all those years, it was a blink of an eye.
- Rebuilt Pedestal: At first, he's emotionally distant father to Lucy after Layla's death, forcing her to pull a Screw This, I'm Outta Here! and join Fairy Tail. When he hires Phantom Lord to bring her back by force, she angrily disowns him. Only after losing his fortune and realizing his own foolishness does his relationship with his daughter begin to mend. However, it's after he dies and proves his devotion to Lucy when she goes missing for seven years that Lucy admits for the first time in years that she loves him, too.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: After losing all his money, Jude demands Lucy to give him 100,000 Jewels, which is even more than her monthly rent but paltry in the eyes of a former multi-millionaire. Later on, he points out he was just asking for money to pay for a ride to work, and severely overestimated the cost, as Lucy lampshades.
- Riches to Rags: He starts out as one of the wealthiest business tycoons in the kingdom. After a deal goes south thanks to his daughter walking out of an Arranged Marriage, he goes completely bankrupt and is reduced to wearing a burlap sack.
- Self-Made Man: He apparently worked himself up the ladder, starting with a merchant guild where he met Layla. After losing his wealth, he decides to work himself up from the bottom once again.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Despite playing a minor role in the series, he's responsible for requesting Phantom Lord to retrieve Lucy by force for an Arranged Marriage - which Jose uses in an effort to make his guild the most powerful in the country - along with everything that followed.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: He turns into an emotionally distant father towards Lucy when Layla passes away to the point that Lucy wants nothing more to do with him, especially after indirectly causing the guild war between Phantom Lord and Fairy Tail.
- Took a Level in Kindness: When he sees her actually making an effort to save him when she thinks he's in danger, he starts to make amends with their relationship to the point where he sends her money to pay the rent for the apartment until his death, even after she disappears on Sirius Island.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He hires Phantom Lord to bring Lucy home one year after she becomes The Runaway, thus leading to the brutal guild war that leaves both factions in ruins and nearly costs Lucy her life on more than one occasion. Naturally, Lucy calls him out on it after the guild war is over.
- What the Hell, Hero?: After Lucy returns to the estate, Jude calls her out on running away from home without letting him know.
- Workaholic: He focused on his work after Layla's death and becomes neglectful towards Lucy. It eventually got to the point where Lucy ran away for Fairy Tail and eventually disowned him after Phantom Lord's defeat.
Voiced by: Aya Hirano (JP), Cherami Leigh (EN)
Lucy's late mother and a celestial wizard. She died seven years ago, which connects her with the disappearance of the dragons that same year.
- Ancestral Weapon: She was a celestial wizard like her daughter, and passed the keys of Cancer, Capricorn, and Aquarius down to her.
- Cast from Lifespan: Without all twelve gold keys, she had to use her own life force to compensate when she opened the Eclipse Gate for the Dragon Slayers to arrive 400 years after Anna, Zeref, and the dragons concocted their plan to kill Acnologia. This action, combined with her already frail body, quickly killed her.
- De-Power: She died of magic deficiency disease, a complete physical breakdown caused when a wizard suddenly loses every bit of his or her magic power at once. It's revealed in the Alvarez Empire arc that she sacrificed her own life force to open the Eclipse Gate for the Dragon Slayers to arrive.
- Hair Decorations: She wears a pink, lacy headband.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's golden-haired blonde and one of the most unquestionably good characters in the whole series.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gave up her magic to compensate for the lack of the final key needed to open Eclipse, allowing the Dragon Slayers to come to the present.
- Ill Girl: Three years before Lucy was born, she suffered from a physical breakdown that forced her to retire as a wizard. This was before she sacrificed her life force to open Eclipse, which ultimately killed her.
- Mistaken for Murderer: Brandish thinks that Layla killed her own mother, Grammi, in cold blood over Aquarius's key. However, it was actually Zoldio, who killed Grammi after was driven over the edge by Layla's death.
- Musical Theme Naming: She's named after the song "Layla" by Eric Clapton.
- Pimped-Out Dress: She is almost always seen wearing a pink, frilly dress befitting the wife of an ultra-rich industrialist.
- Posthumous Character: She died the same year the dragons disappeared in X777.
- Proper Lady: She was cultured, graceful, and loved by all those who knew her.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Despite appearing exclusively as a Posthumous Character, she was instrumental in Zeref and the dragons' plan to kill Acnologia, waiting her entire life for the day when she'd open Eclipse for the Dragon Slayers after 400 years. This action set the series's plot in motion, and without her, Lucy would have never met Natsu.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She was a kind owner to her spirits, and is greatly missed by her loved ones, who all have nothing but good things to say about her. She also used her own life force to bring the dragon slayers here 400 years into the future.
Lucy's distant ancestor, and a remarkable celestial wizard. She was recruited by Zeref for a centuries-long plan to defeat Acnologia once and for all, though her role is more direct than it initially seems.
- The Archmage: Aquarius acknowledges Anna to be quite a powerful celestial wizard, if not the greatest who ever lived. Coming from Aquarius, especially at a time in which Lucy has taken several levels in badass, that's saying a lot.
- Catch-Phrase: "Everything has a proper order."
- Deus ex Machina: There is absolutely zero buildup to her appearance in the present beforehand, and it happens right when it appears there is no hope of beating Acnologia, whom she also happens to have figured out how to defeat.
- Disney Death: She appears to be trapped inside the space between time after trying to take Acnologia with her. However, after Acnologia simply eats his way out, Anna manages to safely escape with him.
- Eleventh Hour Ranger: Shows up in the climax of the Alvarez Empire arc with a plan to stop Acnologia by displacing him in time via a Temporal Paradox.
- Enemy Mine: While Zeref might not have been that bad of a guy at the time, he was still a master of The Dark Arts, and she was still working with him on a centuries-long scheme to eliminate an even greater threat.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: She wears a very skintight outfit in the past, to the point where the only parts of her upper body that can't be seen are her nipples. She is later seen wearing a more conservative robe.
- Generation Xerox: She's Lucy's ancestor by four centuries and still looks exactly like her, to the point where Natsu can't tell them apart when he sees her image. Even after spending about two decades or so in the future, she just looks like an older, tired Lucy.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: Shares this role with Igneel in Zeref's plan to defeat Acnologia, at least before Zeref became the Big Bad. She also happens to have been around since the very beginning, but had good reason not to involve herself in the struggle against Zeref as she kept herself busy by setting up her own contingency against Acnologia.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's a very caring individual, par the course for Lucy's known female ancestry.
- Hot Teacher: She taught literacy to Natsu, Gajeel, Wendy, Sting, and Rogue when they were very young. She was also very beautiful, and is still quite stunning despite having aged 15 years in the present. By the end of the series, she takes up the occupation of teacher in a small village.
- Long Game: Her plan with Zeref was to Fling a Light into the Future (specifically the Dragon Slayers, one of whom was Natsu) using the Eclipse Gate, and have one of her distant descendants open Eclipse on the other side. Meanwhile, she would ensure her entire family dedicated themselves to this goal in the future, while Zeref takes The Slow Path to the future. Where this went wrong was Zeref's immortality, his deteriorating opinion on humanity, and his disastrous courtship with Mavis.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Her plan to send Acnologia into the space between time not only fails miserably, but also makes him even stronger than before when he gains godlike strength because of it. The only thing that keeps it from being completely in Acnologia's favor the fact that he has to split his body and soul in order to escape, which ultimately works in the heroes' advantage towards beating him.
- Parental Substitute: She was supposed to become the Dragon Slayers' caretaker in the dragons' absence when they came to the present, until an unexpected force scattered the five children across the land.
- Posthumous Character: She lived 400 years ago. But then it turns out to be alive thanks to Eclipse.
- Remember the New Guy: She's a key figure in the Dragon Slayers' backstory and Zeref's conspiracy to defeat Acnologia, yet the first we ever hear of her is during the climactic Alvarez Empire arc. It's somewhat mitigated by the fact that her actions fill in a few of the series' Plot Holes, and that the Dragon Slayers' memories of her were jumbled when they passed through Eclipse because of their age—case in point, she taught Natsu how to read and write, yet Natsu only recalls Igneel teaching him—but it's jarring nonetheless.
- Senseless Sacrifice: [[spoiler:Her and Ichiya's decision to take Acnologia with them into the space between time does no good, since he breaks out anyway. The only small light is the fact that she and Ichiya survived as well, if only because Acnologia threw them out because he didn't care about them.
- Ship Tease: Gets some with Ichiya of all people, forming an alliance with him and calling him a handsome man when he stays by her to perform a Heroic Sacrifice.
- Summon Magic: Naturally, as a celestial wizard. It's all but stated she possessed all twelve Zodiac keys at one point in time, as she wouldn't have been able to open Eclipse without them.
- Textile Work Is Feminine: Anna is the one who made Natsu's scarf, knitting them out of Igneel's scales.
- Time Travel: She used Zeref's Eclipse Gate to send the Dragon Slayers and herself to the present era, where magic is more abundant and defeating Acnologia becomes possible. She also came with them, intending to look over them.
- Walking Spoiler: It's virtually impossible to mention her without also mentioning all the ways she's involved in the main plot. Even trickier is the fact that she's also still alive in the present era.
GrammiOne of Layla's friends, and the mother of Brandish μ. She was entrusted with Aquarius's Gatekey, but was murdered around the time of Layla's death.
- Good Parents: She was a kind woman who loved her daughter, so it cut Brandish deep when she was murdered.
- Hair Decorations: She has the same cross-shaped ribbons as Brandish does.
- In the Back: Her killer snuck up and stabbed her with a dagger from behind.
- Last Request: Before her death, her dying words to her murderer were to spare Brandish.
- My God, What Have I Done?: She became broken up after her own negligence to return Aquarius's key in time for Layla's Eclipse-opening forced her to use her own magic to compensate, leaving her deathly ill.
- Poor Communication Kills: Quite literally; when the time came for Layla to open Eclipse for the Dragon Slayers, she sent out a request that all Zodiac keys be returned to unlock the door, but news reached Grammi an entire week late because she was across the sea on Alakitasia. By then, Layla was forced to make up for the lack of Aquarius's key with her own magic, and ultimately her life.
- Posthumous Character: She was murdered around the same time Layla died.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She bears an uncanny resemblance to her daughter Brandish the same way Layla does for Lucy, even wearing the same Hair Decorations as her.
- Tears of Remorse: She was left in tears over how her carelessness left Layla at death's door, from the point she visited her bedside right up until her murder shortly after.
- We Used to Be Friends: According to Brandish, Grammi and Layla were extremely close until a spat over Aquarius's key led the latter to kill the former in cold blood. It's later revealed the two parted as the same friends they always were, and Grammi returned the key because she felt unworthy of it after she indirectly caused Layla's illness, which drove Zoldio to murder her instead.
A general from another country who married Irene Belserion to settle a political dispute.
- Asshole Victim: No tears were shed when his wife finally snapped and retaliated against all the abuse he heaped upon her.
- Bullying a Dragon: Literally. His response to seeing his wife start to unwillingly transform into a dragon is to imprison her, torture her, strip her naked and string her up in the public square to humiliate her, boldly declare his intent to execute her, and then threaten her unborn child. How he could possibly have thought that would turn out well boggles the mind.
- Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage: He had this with Irene, so there was no love lost between them when he started doing deplorable things to her.
- Create Your Own Villain: [[spoiler:If he had at least tried to help Irene, or was at least willing to be there for her while she transformed instead of going full Van Helsing Hate Crimes on her and their unborn daughter, not only would Irene likely not have killed him, but she may not be one of Zeref's cruelest and most powerful followers. Her becoming a "monster" like Acnologia was entirely his own fault.
- Four-Star Badass: He's a general, and he not only fought on the front lines alongside Irene in the Dragon King Festival, but walked away unscathed.
- Hate Sink: Apart from setting up a good part of Irene's Start of Darkness, his Cold-Blooded Torture and public humiliation of his pregnant wife for three years, followed by his attempt to kill her baby by cutting open her stomach, firmly makes him this.
- Misplaced Retribution: He takes out his grudge against Acnologia upon Irene, his wife, when she starts to undergo the same metamorphosis into a dragon as the Dragon King.
- No Name Given: His name is never mentioned.
- Perpetual Frowner: The page image is the closest he ever comes to a smile.
- Pet the Dog: He's not a complete asshole, since he did help console Irene after the death of her beloved dragon advisor after Acnologia's rampage. But then she started to change into the same monster as Acnologia, and all of this guy's sympathetic qualities fly out the window.
- Posthumous Character: Even if he survived Irene's rampage, he lived well over 400 years ago, so he never even stood a chance.
- That Thing Is Not My Child!: He actively tried to kill his own daughter, Erza, before her birth, just to prove there was no child between him and his semi-dragon wife. To his slight credit, however, Erza didn't grow for the three years she was in the womb, and would remain in total stasis for 400 years, with no way of knowing for sure her mother was pregnant besides her own word.
- Too Dumb to Live: While imprisoning Irene for fear that she would turn into a second Acnologia can easily be justified, his decision to torture and publicly humiliate her in a city square filled with defenseless civilians clearly goes far past any benchmark of racism, fantastic or otherwise, and into full-blown utter idiocy. Then he decides to walk into her cell to mock her and kill her unborn baby, which seals his fate.
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes: She holds this against his own wife because she unwittingly started to transform into a dragon like Acnologia before her. Rather than abide by her pleading to be human again by trying to find a cure for her transformation, she decides to make her life hell purely out of fear.
- Villainous Breakdown: Once he pushes Irene into full-on dragon mode, he spends the last few moments of his life shrieking in terror and pathetically swinging his sword at her.
- Walking Spoiler: Not only is he a major player in Irene's motivation to becoming a villain, he is also Erza's father.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed off in the same chapter as when he was introduced.
Sylph LabyrinthSylph Labyrinth is not a wizard guild, but rather a Treasure Hunter guild that specializes in using advanced weaponry and shady tricks to find rare and priceless artifacts. Three of Fairy Tail's founding fathers—Yuri, Precht, and Warrod—originally hailed from this guild.
- Badass Normal: Despite having no magic whatsoever, their wits and advanced weaponry allow them to fight on par with Fairy Tail's strongest team.
- Dub Name Change: In the English dub, Sniper Drake is "Drake the Sniper", Sword Hiroshi is "Hiroshi the Sword", and Hammer Rala is "Rala the Hammer".
- Generation Xerox: The trio's identical great-grandfathers are shown in the anime adaptation of Fairy Tail Zero. They are also complete Jerkasses, convinced that Yuri, Precht, and Warrod's guild will crash and burn, but nevertheless figured they'd have a blast either way.
- He-Man Woman Hater: They tell Lucy, Wendy, and Flare that they should be shaking their butts for them instead of fighting (though Virgo obliges). It's nothing short of karma, then, that the girls take them out in the next minute.
- His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Their weapons—Sniper, Sword, and Hammer—are literally a part of their names, evidenced by their ancestors in the anime going by the exact same names.
- Insistent Terminology: As they put it themselves, they're "treasure hunters", not "thieves".
- Lack of Empathy: They care more for getting their hands on the Eternal Flame of Sun Village than the lives of the villagers, demonstrated when they attack the frozen giants just to prove their point.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: They look like small fries and have their own personality quirks, but to Natsu and friends' shock, they pose a very nice challenge.
- No Honor Among Thieves: According to Yuri, the whole guild is nothing but a bunch of untrustworthy scumbags with the sole exception of Precht and Warrod.
- Power Trio: Drake, Hiroshi and Rala travel and fight as a team.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: They're one of the few that don't work for any larger villain, yet they are not the only obstacle in the story arc they feature in.
- Treasure Hunter: Their guild's members specialize in hunting treasure for profit. They even have their own tournament, the Grand Treasure Games.
- A Twinkle in the Sky: Lucy, Wendy, and Flare pull this on them upon their defeat.
- Underestimating Badassery: As good of a fight they put up against Fairy Tail, they make the mistake of thinking they're just another average wizard guild.
Voiced by: Taishi Murata (JP), Alejandro Saab (EN)
One of a three-man team exploring the Village of the Sun. He's the team's sniper who wields a Type 74 long-distance rifle.
- Badass Bandolier: Wears one to go with the sniper motif.
- Friendly Sniper: Subverted. He seems like a goofy and slightly dimwitted guy, but turns into a Cold Sniper once he's actually behind the scope.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: He is able to shoot down arrows fired by Sagittarius, a non-human master archer.
- Near Misses: Most of his shots end up as this courtesy of Wendy's quick reflexes allowing her to Dodge the Bullet. He eventually takes out Sagittarius after a couple of Shoot the Bullet exchanges, though.
- Long-Range Fighter: Type 1, exclusively long range.
- Oh, Crap!: He was so fixated on trying to provide cover for his guild mates, he didn't notice Leo sneaking up behind him.
- Shoot the Bullet: He can shoot Sagittarius's arrows out of the air, and vice versa.
Voiced by: Kenta Sasa (JP), Scott Frerichs (EN)
One of three-man team exploring the Village of the Sun. He handles a mechanical chain blade that can change length and convert into a machine gun.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: A thrust from his Chain Blade creates a shockwave that can cut down anything a few feet away from it.
- Anime Hair: Has five long spikes in his hair.
- Boring, but Practical: His knot-tying skill may not seem like much, but it does let him get the drop on hair magic users like Flare.
- Cool Sword: An extendable chain blade that can also turn into a gun.
- Insult Backfire: He calls Lucy's friends 10 years too young to be fighting treasure hunters like them. Lucy turns this on its head by calling the treasure hunters 100 years too young to be fighting wizards.
- Oh, Crap!: He thinks he has Flare beat just because he tangled her hair. Too bad for him, she can extend it.
- Perma-Stubble: He has hair right on the tip of his chin.
- Swiss Army Weapon: His Chain Blade can change its length and convert into a machine gun.
- Unusual Eyebrows: They're shaped like reed stalks.
- Verbal Tic: "Super!" At one point, he and Rala get so flustered that they switch phrases.
- Weapon Across the Shoulder: His default resting position for his sword.
Voiced by: Shinnosuke Ogami (JP), Nick Landis (EN)
One of a three-man team exploring the Village of the Sun. He carries a fully functional hand-shaped hammer called Stronger.
- Drop the Hammer: A strange case in that it's shaped like a hand and functions like one.
- Gonk: He has a giant, blocky head.
- Named Weapons: His hammer, "Stronger".
- Oh, Crap!: Happens with Wendy breaking free from his weapon and literally breaking it in the process.
- Sticks to the Back: He carries his hammer on his back.
- Verbal Tic: "Duuun!" At one point, he and Hiroshi get so flustered that they switch phrases.
- Weird Beard: The best way to describe his beard is that it's shaped like a rampart.
Bora "the Prominence"
Voiced by: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (JP), Ian Sinclair (EN)
A fire wizard and slave trader who kidnaps young women while posing as Salamander of Fairy Tail. Lucy winds up as one of his victims before joining the guild, leading to a confrontation between Natsu—the real Salamander—and his impostor.
- Adaptational Heroism: Downplayed. In the manga, he's a slaver who uses his charms to lure unsuspecting women into his clutches and tries branding Lucy with a scorching hot iron. In the anime, he's merely an overly aggressive fashion model scout who still tricks women, but never uses an iron and sees the error of his ways thanks to Natsu's beatdown.
- Badass Cape: It's about the only badass thing about him.
- Bluff the Impostor: All Natsu has to do to prove Bora is an impostor is ask him up-front if he's a member of Fairy Tail. Of course Bora says yes, not realizing Natsu is the very guy he's impersonating.
- Calling Your Attacks: Only in the anime, where most of his attack names have the word "Prominence" in them.
- The Cameo: He appears during the final battle of the Grand Magic Games arc alongside all the other wizards participating.
- Chick Magnet: Girls flock to him in droves with hearts in their eyes; even Lucy can't resist him. It's later revealed to just be a magic charm he uses to attract girls to become his slaves.
- Defeat Means Friendship: In the anime, he comes to admire Natsu after getting pummeled by him, even calling him "Aniki"note .
- Heel–Face Turn: In the anime, he straightens up his act after being defeated. He goes on to act relatively chummy with Fairy Tail by wishing them luck before they put on a play, and appearing during their annual Fantasia parade as a spectator.
- Jerkass: He's a creep who uses Fairy Tail's reputation to lure young women, brainwashes them into admiring him, and then selling them as slaves.
- Oh, Crap!: His reaction to finding out Natsu is a legitimate Fairy Tail wizard, and the one whose identity he stole. And that's not counting his reaction to Natsu's fire magic.
- Playing with Fire: He's a fire wizard, which makes it easy for him to pose as Salamander, who is named after a fire dragon.
- Red Baron: "Bora the Prominence".
- Starter Villain: He's the very first villain to appear in the entire series, and a total pushover at that.
- Technicolor Fire: His flames are purple in the anime.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Appears with blue hair in the anime.
Voiced by: Katsui Taira (JP), Chris Ayres (EN)
A corrupt and unsightly aristocrat with a warped sense of beauty. He is the owner of Daybreak, a book he had blackmailed its author into writing. He uses Diver magic to dig through the ground, and is also a celestial wizard contracted with Virgo before she sides with Lucy.
- Arc Villain: Of the Daybreak arc, where Natsu and Lucy take a job to burn the titular book he has in his possession. Too bad he's not willing to give it away that easily.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: He apparently went through some shady business dealings to amass his fortune. Then there's the fact that he abused his power to blackmail an author into licking his boots.
- Collector of the Strange: He hires maids he deems to be extremely beautiful, which varies from most everybody else's. He also coerced an author into writing a book with himself as the main character so he could own a one-of-a-kind book.
- Dastardly Whiplash: He's a one-note villain with a traditional curly mustache; one that grows out of his nose, no less.
- Dirty Old Man: Fairy Tail's job description outright calls him a pervert who loves young, blonde maids.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Everlue threatened to revoke Kemu Zaleon and his entire family's citizenship, and then tossed him into solitary confinement for three whole years, all because Kemu refused to write a book about him.
- Evil Is Petty: Even he admits that Daybreak is a crappy story despite him being the main character, yet he refuses to hand it over to Fairy Tail for their job simply because it's his property.
- Fast Tunnelling: His Diver magic allows him to tunnel in and out of solid concrete like liquid.
- Good Is Bad And Bad Is Good: Rather, ugliness is beauty and beauty is ugliness. Not only are his "beautiful" maids textbook examples of Gonk, but he and his maids consider Lucy to be ugly because she matches more traditional ideals of attractiveness.
- Gonk: He is best described as an ugly mole-man with a mustache grown from his nostril hair.
- Greed: His first conclusion upon learning the secret Daybreak contains is a map to Kemu Zaleon's hidden treasure.
- Identical Grandson: The knight who first gave Mavis the title of "Fairy Tactician" during the Second Caravan Trade War looks exactly like Everlue. He even shares the same Verbal Tic.
- It's All About Me: He commissioned a book to be written all about him just to stroke his own over-inflated ego. Then, when Lucy reveals that the book's incoherent story is a total rearrangement of its true content, Everlue immediately assumes the real story must be complete hatchet job aimed at him.
- Jerkass: He calls Lucy "ugly" without even batting an eye.
- Lack of Empathy: He doesn't care one bit about how he ruined Kemu Zaleon's life as long as he got what he wanted in the end, even if it was something he himself despised.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He prattles on and on about how rich, powerful and important he is, yet his influence doesn't extend much farther outside a single town.
- Summon Magic: He surprises Lucy by revealing he can use the same magic as her, summoning his "gorilla maid" Virgo on her.
- Verbal Tic: "Boyoyo!"
- Villainous Breakdown: He flips his lid wondering what the secret hidden within Daybreak must be, fearing that it might actually be an exposé on his underhanded business dealings, revealing his true power as a celestial wizard.
- Villainy-Free Villain: Subverted. In the manga, Lucy has to point out to Natsu and Happy that even though Everlue is an unpleasant Jerkass, he hasn't done anything illegal, either. But then she discovers the inhumane things he did just to get his hands on a book he didn't even like, calling him an "enemy of literature". Not to mention he's had countless wizards killed for trespassing on his property in their attempts to retrieve the book.
A pair of mercenaries and martial artists hired by Duke Everlue to guard his mansion. They look down on wizards for being physically weak.
The older brother is voiced by: Jun Konno (JP), Phil Parsons (EN)
The younger brother is voiced by: Daisuke Endou (JP), Brandon Potter (EN)
The younger brother is voiced by: Daisuke Endou (JP), Brandon Potter (EN)
- Anime Hair: The younger brother.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Both of them.
- Badass Normals: They can't use magic yet can still hold off Natsu.
- Bald of Awesome: The older brother.
- Break the Haughty: They are defeated by one of the wizards they look down on.
- Carry a Big Frying Pan of Doom: The older brother.
- Continuity Nod: They appear in a post-Time Skip filler episode and fight Gray.
- An Ice Person: Post-Time Skip.
- No Name Given: Simply credited as the Vanish Brothers.
- Playing with Fire: The older brother's specialty consists in fighting fire wizards, as his frying pan can absorb flames and send them back empowered to the caster.
- Sibling Team: They are brothers.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: They are well-aware about the Squishy Wizard trope, and as such trained to be Badass Normal while using means to counter magic. Unfortunately for them, this just happens to be an universe full of insanely powerful Kung-Fu Wizards, Natsu included.
"Guild Hunter" Velveno
Voiced by: Eiji Miyashita (JP), Jonathan Brooks (EN)
An escaped convict with a bounty of 400,000 Jewels.
- Ascended Extra: Just mentioned in the manga, but far more fleshed out in the anime.
- Childhood Friend Romance: He was allowed to be Aceto's "playmate" when they were kids, which led to him developing feelings for her. When they meet face to face years later, they become engaged.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He worked as a servant of the Balsamico family, but turned to a life of crime after getting chased away by his true love's Overprotective Dad.
- Disco Dan: He looks and acts like he's come straight out of the 1970s, wearing a Funny Afro to boot.
- Ditto Fighter: He copies the powers of any wizard he faces.
- Face of a Thug: He looks real intimidating and Obviously Evil, especially on his wanted poster. However, his one goal in life is to reunite with his true love.
- Heel–Face Turn: He promises to serve time and clean up his act after proposing to Aceto, who in turn promises to wait for him.
- Love Makes You Evil: He fell in love with Aceto, but her father didn't approve the relationship and drove him away. Velveno tried to ignore his feelings for Aceto as a result, eventually turning to a life of crime.
- Master of Disguise: He uses transformation magic to infiltrate guilds and copy their members' abilities.
- Pointy Ears: They add to his intimidating appearance as a guild hunter.
- Power Copying: His Drain magic allows him to copy up to three spells from the people he touches.
- Red Baron: He's called "Guild Hunter" Velveno because he can take out an entire wizard guild with his Power Copying ability.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: He was a lowly servant who fell in love with an aristocrat he worked for, and was driven off by her disapproving father.
Voiced by: Ryoko Ono (JP), Monica Rial (EN)
A demon flute crafted by the evil wizard Zeref, whose melody lulls all who hear it into an eternal slumber. The dark guild Eisenwald acquires it in a plot to assassinate Fiore's guild masters, not realizing the flute has a mind of its own.
- Artifact of Doom: Though its true form is a colossal demon, it commonly takes the form of a three-eyed, skull-shaped flute of death.
- Brown Note: It is said to kill all who hear its melody, not that it ever gets a chance to demonstrate.
- Butt-Monkey: Despite its gargantuan size, it's a complete small-fry compared to Zeref's other demons, and is even treated as a bit of a joke in the anime.
- Diabolus ex Nihilo: The demon comes out of the flute with no warning, is given a tiny bit of backstory as a servant of Zeref, and is made short work of almost as fast. Even Kageyama, the guy who stole the flute to use himself, knew nothing about the monster.
- Fluffy the Terrible: A devilish instrument of death named after a bedtime song.
- Foreshadowing: A preview of the other demons in the world along with Zeref...
- Greater-Scope Villain: Of the Lullaby arc. It's Erigor who's leading Eisenwald to kill the guild masters, but Lullaby is more powerful.
- Hypocrite: It fearfully calls Natsu a monster in the anime after seeing him suck up the flames left by its attacks. This is coming from a textbook example of a monster.
- Logical Weakness: In the anime, Natsu and co.'s attacks wind up punching holes in Lullaby's body, which messes up its sound and renders it unable to play its music. Given that it is essentially still a flute in its demon form, this doesn't come as a surprise to our heroes.
- Magic Music: It's sound magic causes death to those who hear it.
- Meaningful Name: A lullaby is a song one plays to help someone fall asleep. It doesn't sound so terrifying until Lucy realizes that this particular flute's song forces those who hear it into eternal sleep.
- One-Winged Angel: Turns from a flute into a demon.
- Scaled Up: Even more noticeable in the anime, in which it turns from something the size of your average musical instrument into a colossal monster.
- Undying Loyalty: Based on what little dialogue we hear from him, he, like most of the other demons, adores Zeref.
- Voice of the Legion: In the anime, it speaks with two overlapping voices: a raspy masculine voice and a deep feminine voice.
- Your Soul Is Mine: It claims to devour everyone's souls.
"Demon of Destruction" Deliora
A demon that rampaged across Earth-land ten years ago, killing the families of Gray and many others until the ice wizard Ur sacrificed herself to defeat him. Though no longer an active threat, Deliora's legacy comes back to haunt Gray several times.
- And I Must Scream: He spent nearly a decade trapped in ice that cannot melt through normal means that constantly drained his energy. He'd been in there for so long that when he was finally released, he died on the spot.
- Arch-Enemy: Served as this for eight-year-old Gray, who dedicated himself to learning magic for the sole purpose of defeating him, although Ur managed to kill him before Gray ever had the chance to.
- Breath Weapon: Depicted as a fiery breath in the manga, and a Wave Motion Gun in the anime.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Subverted. At first it seems Deliora has returned in the Tartaros arc as one of the Nine Demon Gates, possessing the body of Gray's father Silver to take revenge. Then it turns out it was a bluff Silver pulled on Gray so he'd get riled up enough to kill him.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Of the Galuna Island arc. Lyon seeks to free him so he can defeat him and boost his own ego. He's also a key figure in Gray's backstory, killing his parents and Ur.
- Harmless Freezing: Subverted. He seems perfectly fine at first once the Iced Shell starts to melt, only for him to die not long after he's free.
- Kaiju: Certainly fits the bill of a giant monster that leveled whole cities across an entire continent, and has a Breath Weapon to boot.
- Kill It with Ice: Ur defeats Deliora by using Iced Shell, a Dangerous Forbidden Technique that perma-freezes the demon by turning her own body into ice, and slowly kills him over the course of 10 years.
- Knight of Cerebus: While Fairy Tail has dealt with death and peril before, Deliora's introduction and dark history with Gray mark the series' first real case of Cerebus Syndrome. This is especially evident in the anime, which took a lighter and sillier approach to the story up until his first appearance, which plays out virtually free of any gags.
- Leitmotif: His anime theme comes with Ominous Latin Chanting, or something of that ilk.
- Literally Shattered Lives: His body crumbles apart shortly after being thawed out of its ice prison.
- Red Baron: He is known as the "Demon of Destruction".
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He's found frozen in a giant block of ice, and Lyon's goal in the Galuna Island arc is to release him. However, being stuck in the "can" for 10 years proves lethal in this case; by the time Deliora is finally let out, he's already dead.
- The Unfought: The Galuna Island arc builds Deliora up as the ultimate enemy Fairy Tail has to face on the island. When he's finally unleashed after the climactic battle against the Arc Villain, he drops dead before the confrontation even starts.
- Villainous Legacy: Even in death, he still has ways to cause misery for Gray in death, with Silver invoking this trope in the Tartaros arc by pretending to be the demon brought Back from the Dead to test Gray's resolve and put himself out of his misery.
- The Voiceless: It is assumed that Deliora can speak like other Etherious when Silver masquerades as him, but he never does.
The residents of Galuna Island, who are seemingly cursed to bear the forms of demons as a side effect of Lyon's Moon Drip spell. In reality, they are actually demons who take on human form, and the spell affected their memory of it.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: Subverted. They fear transforming permanently into mindless, hideous demons, but when they regain their memories, they retain their demonic appearances full-time.
- Cute Monster Girl: The female islanders, such as Lulu, are this.
- Dark Is Not Evil: They are demons, yes, but they're also some of the downright nicest people Fairy Tail has had the pleasure of helping.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: The properties of Moon Drip have an adverse effect on demons' memories, making them believe they are human.
- Lunacy: Subverted. They appear to shapeshift only at night under the light of the moon, which has apparently been tainted purple by the Moon Drip. It's actually a translucent film of crystallized purple mist, and it has no real effect on their transformations.
- Our Demons Are Different: Unlike the genuinely evil and destructive Etherious demons created by Zeref, these demons are benevolent.
- Tomato in the Mirror: They think their demonic forms are part of a curse caused by the Moon Drip spell being cast by Lyon and his followers. When it becomes apparent that Moon Drip doesn't affect humans, it's discovered that they were demons all along.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: They can assume human form to disguise themselves from other people. When under the effects of Moon Drip, however, their transformations grow out of control.
Voiced by: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (JP), Kenny Green (EN)The feisty village chief of Galuna Island.
- Character Exaggeration: For most of his appearance in the Galuna Island arc, he thinks that destroying the moon will remove the curse that turned everyone in his village into demons. His additional appearances later in the anime make this his defining character trait, as he blames everything that goes wrong on the "curse of the moon", and pesters Fairy Tail over when they're going to destroy the moon.
- Hot Blooded Sideburns: He has jumbo-sized sideburns and a fiery temper.
- My Greatest Failure: Moka is wracked with grief over having to kill his own son when he fully succumbed to the "curse". It's subverted later with The Reveal that they were all demons to begin with, and his son is alive and well.
- Tears of Joy: When Moka finds out that Bobo isn't dead.
Voiced by: Daisuke Endou (JP), Elias Taylorson (EN)Moka's son, who ferries Fairy Tail to Galuna Island to lift the curse on his people.
- Curse Escape Clause: He somehow avoided falling under the effects of Moon Drip, and was ironically freaked out when the other islanders started believing they were cursed humans. When he tried reminding the others that they were actually demons, however, they thought he lost his humanity entirely.
- The Ferryman: He plays the role of mysterious boatman who brings Fairy Tail to a supposedly cursed island, and mysteriously vanishes mid-course.
- Not Quite Dead: He is mistaken for a ghost by Fairy Tail after they hear he was killed by his father.
- Super Toughness: He survived being impaled by a spear and has a good laugh about it.
Time TravelersThe following characters are Walking Spoilers, if you couldn't tell just from the names of the folders. Unmarked spoilers follow. You have been warned.
Future Lucy Heartfilia
A version of Lucy who hails from a horrible alternate future. To prevent this from happening, she uses the Eclipse Gate to travel to the present and loiters around the Grand Magic Games in search of someone who can help.
- An Arm and a Leg: Though it isn't shown beneath her robes, she's missing her right arm, which is the same she got her Fairy Tail guild mark. This gets some Foreshadowing when we see her open a pen with her mouth and write almost illegibly with her left hand.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Once Eclipse is destroyed and all the time travelers fade back to their original time periods, Lucy's dead body awakens in what can only described as heaven: a vast, golden field with all her deceased guildmates waiting for her.
- Broken Bird: The normally bright and sunny Lucy has literally gone through hell, watching her home burn and most of her friends die horribly.
- Character Death: Gets stabbed in the chest by Future Rogue while Taking the Bullet for Present Lucy.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: In the arms of her own present self, no less.
- Go Out with a Smile: She dies crying Tears of Joy, due to her Last Request of seeing Present Lucy's guild emblem being fulfilled.
- Help Yourself In The Past: Her main goal. Fairy Tail is more or less wiped out during her timeline, and she will to do anything to Set Right What Once Went Wrong.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She leaps in front of Present Lucy to shield her from a lethal spell Future Rogue shoots at her; after all, if Present Lucy dies, so would she.
- In the Hood: She wears a hooded robe to conceal her true identity.
- Kill the Cutie: Future Rogue ends up killing her, though it's of her own choice to save her present self.
- Last Request: She asks to see the Fairy Tail emblem on Present Lucy's right hand one last time before dying, because she lost her right arm.
- Red Herring Mole: She is suspected by Jellal and Arcadios of being The Woman Behind the Man of the Eclipse Plan, lying to and manipulating the heroes when facts about her just don't add up, such as appearing a day earlier than she says she did. Then it's revealed there is another time traveler wandering about.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: She comes back to the past to warn Fairy Tail of the dragon invasion and hopefully help prevent her Bad Future.
- Spanner in the Works: Future Rogue doesn't account for her existence when he tries murdering Present Lucy, the only one capable of interfering with his plans.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She wanted to protect the future and save the life of her dead guild mates with the hope of preventing the dragons from destroying the world.
- Trauma Conga Line: Everything we see from her eyes of what she experienced in her time was exactly as she described as hell. From being helpless to watching her love ones die, to losing her arm, and just about this close to crossing Despair Event Horizon, it's no wonder she ended up a Broken Bird.
- Walking Spoiler: Well, yeah. In the Hood is usually a dead giveaway for this trope.
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (JP), Garrett Storms (EN)
A version of Rogue Cheney who comes from a future ruled by Acnologia. He has used the Eclipse Gate to travel to the present, but his reasons for doing so prove to be much more sinister than he lets on. In addition to his Shadow Dragon Slayer powers, he has forcibly taken Sting's magic to enter White-Shadow Dragon Mode.
- Arc Villain: Of the Grand Magic Games arc, where he manipulates Fiore's royalty into summoning a horde of dragons from the past for him to command and kill Acnologia, becoming the new Dragon King.
- Alternate Self: Future Rogue is what Rogue would become if he let his Superpowered Evil Side take over.
- The Beastmaster: He commands dragons by means of a Compelling Voice spell known as Dragon Supremacy Magic.
- Because Destiny Says So: Twisted a bit. He tells the heroes that Lucy will close the gates to Eclipse because of this, but only because closing the gates will stop the dragons from getting through, and because Lucy is the only one capable of doing it.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Frosch's death approximately one year after the Grand Magic Games is what started Future Rogue's fall into darkness.
- Duality Motif: He killed Sting and gained both the powers of the Shadow Dragon Slayer and the White Dragon Slayer. This is emphasized by his appearance, which combines black and white coloring and his Multicolored Hair. Especially when he enters White-Shadow Dragon Mode, half of his face remains the same while the other one is concealed by a shadow.
- Facial Markings: Has a tattoo on the left side of his face.
- Future Badass: He's far stronger than his present self, and he's able to wipe out entire waves of soldiers without much effort. He's also powerful enough to defeat Natsu even when the latter isn't holding back.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: His character is largely just an excuse to bring some dragons into the story and establish their power over humanity. While his intention with said dragons is to defeat Acnologia, this is only because of an ill-defined desire to Take Over the World, to which Acnologia is an obstacle. Even by the time he's forced back to his own time, there's a lot of ambiguity surrounding how he ended up like this.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one completely replacing his right eye, hinting that he isn't quite as noble as he claims to be.
- Hero Killer: He kills Future Lucy and murdered Sting in his own timeline. He is also one of the few villains to definitively defeat Natsu, at least in their initial battle.
- It's All About Me: He wants to use the seven dragons to defeat Acnologia not to save the world, but to take it over in Acnologia's place, not caring how much of humanity dies in the process. He even goes through a Villainous Breakdown when Natsu points out that he's trying to drive the present into despair just so he alone can be happy.
- Kill All Humans: He plans to create a new age of dragons by using the dragons that came through the Eclipse Gate to wipe out humanity.
- Manipulative Bastard: He comes from the future claiming to save it from 10,000 dragons when he really wants to create a Stable Time Loop where the dragons attack anyway, and tells Princess Hisui that the Eclipse can be used as a weapon to defeat them when there's no such thing. Also, by trying to kill Lucy for trying to close Eclipse, he tricks the heroes into thinking that closing the gate is a bad idea, leaving the doors open long enough for a few dragons to get through.
- Multicolored Hair: The right half is unchanged from his current black hair, while the left half is white.
- Obviously Evil: Natsu says he can literally smell the evil on him. Even his Unwitting Pawn Hisui was hesitant to trust him before he started feeding her lies about the Eclipse Cannon.
- Power Parasite: He killed Sting and stole his White Dragon powers. The combo is powerful enough to defeat Natsu, who was strong enough to face both Twin Dragons on his own.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Subverted; he says he wishes to save the past by using something called the Eclipse Cannon back when it is powerful enough to defeat the dragons that will ravage Fiore, and that Lucy will get in the way. Then it turns out he made the whole thing up so Princess Hisui would open the Eclipse so the dragons can come through it, giving him a strong enough army to take down Acnologia and rule the world; the bit about Lucy getting in the way still holds, though.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Subverted. When it is revealed that Rogue intends to destroy Acnologia, this trope comes to mind. His original plan involved using ten thousand dragons to destroy the lone Acnologia. After he manages to summon seven, however, he admits that controlling thousands of dragons would have been next to impossible.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Present Rogue is the Token Good Teammate of Saber Tooth who reacts to the nature of his teammates with distaste. Future Rogue has no trouble murdering Lucy and enslaving the human race, knowing it will likely make them extinct.
- Walking Spoiler: He is revealed at the of the Grand Magic Games arc to be the true Arc Villain, the one who hijacked the Eclipse Project, and the Evil Counterpart of Rogue Cheney.
- White Hair, Black Heart: A partial example in the case of his Multicolored Hair; more than half of his hair is white, while his remaining hair is as black as his heart.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: His White-Shadow Dragon Mode combines his Shadow Dragon Slayer Magic with Sting's White Dragon Slayer Magic.
Four Emperors of Ishgal
The four strongest members of the Ten Wizard Saints, the Four Gods are considered the most powerful wizards on the continent and practically above humans in terms of strength. As such, they are also considered the last line of defense of Ishgal in event of invasion from outside sources.
- The Archmage: They're deemed collectively to be the four most strongest wizards within Ishgal.
- The Dreaded: Even Jura was terrified of watching one of them get angry.
- Heroic Second Wind: After God Serena wrecks their and Jura's collective asses off-screen, they manage to pull themselves together and launch one last assault to take him down with them. It doesn't work, but it does indirectly lead to Serena's undoing as the usage of his Dragon Slayer magic brings Acnologia running...
- The Worf Effect: When the other three Gods plus Jura tried to slow down God Serena after he carved a path of destruction through Bosco, he utterly wrecks them off-screen without even breaking a sweat.
- World's Strongest Man: It's right there in their title.
The Third Wizard Saint and a member of the Four Gods. He, like the rest of the Ten Wizard Saints, is now a Magic Councilor, and is highly concerned with the increased tensions with the Alvarez Empire.
- The Archmage: Part of the Four Gods' job requirements.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: One of the Four Emperors of Ishgal, and also one of the top-ranking members of the Magic Council.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: Wolfheim just oozes badass, and even Warrod lampshades this.
- Badass Beard: It's still there even when he transforms.
- Badass Grandpa: Looks about as old as Makarov yet is the third strongest wizard on the continent.
- Magic Pants: When he reverts to human form his clothes are none the worse for wear.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: He's about as small as Makarov and can even grow just like him with his magic. Of course, his transformations are a bit more monstrous.
- Nice Hat: It looks like a beanie hat.
- Stoic Spectacles: Wears them even in his transformed state.
- Our Werebeasts Are Different: His magic seems to be related to Elfman's own Beast Soul Take-Over, though on a much higher tier.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Really, you don't want to piss off the little guy who can instantly tower over you as a giant monster.
- Verbal Tic: He has a habit of saying "Oi!" constantly.
The Second Wizard Saint and a member of the Four Gods. He, like the rest of the Ten Wizard Saints, is now a Magic Councilor, and commands respect among the rest of the Council. He is currently the highest ranking member of the Council, with God Serena's absence.
- The Archmage: The most powerful wizard on Ishgal right now, this side of Zeref or Acnologia. Of course, the Ten Wizard Saints' membership is politically motivated, but the fact that the previous Council recognized him as being the second most powerful legitimate wizard on the continent speaks volumes.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: The current head of the new Magic Council and second-strongest Wizard Saint to boot.
- Badass Cape: Just look at it! Complete with a High Collar of Doom.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: To help pull off the Wine Is Classy feel.
- Badass Mustache: Not quite as impressive of Makarov's, but definitely classier.
- Cultured Badass: Played With. His Establishing Character Moment has him talking down Wolfheim while pouring himself a glass of milk in a wine glass.
- Meaningful Name: "Hyperion" is one of the Greek Titans, and the father of Helios, the Sun God. "Draculos" is very similar to 'Dracula,' the famous nickname of Vlad Tepes III the Impaler, who inspired Count Dracula, the most iconic vampire in all of fiction.
- Mr. Exposition: He's the one who tells us about the Spriggan Twelve of Alvarez, and God Serena's Face–Heel Turn.
- Our Vampires Are Different: He uses 'Vampire Magic.' Aside from telekinesis, we have yet to see what it actually does.
- Pointy Ears: He has inexplicably pointy ears. Either he's not human, or it could be a side-effect of some magic he has, much like Cobra's magic.
- Wine Is Classy: First introduced holding a bottle of what appears to be wine and a glass, likely a Shout-Out to a certain other vampire. A closer look at the bottle reveals that it's actually milk.
- World's Strongest Man: Currently the strongest wizard in Ishgal this side of Zeref or Acnologia, ever since God Serena's defection.
"Eight-Dragon" God Serena
Top-ranked of the Ten Wizard Saints, and the mightiest of the Four Emperors of Ishgal. God Serena is a Dragon Slayer like no other, combining the power of eight different dragon lacrimas in his body to use multiple elements as once. For reasons not entirely made clear, he betrays his homeland and joins the Alvarez Empire.
- Agent Peacock: His magic power is matched only by his sheer flamboyance. And considering he can beat the four strongest wizards beneath him in Ishgal without breaking a sweat, that's saying something.
- Anime Hair: His hair looks like rabbit ears.
- The Archmage: He is widely regarded as the strongest wizard on his home turf. He is also The Archmage among Dragon Slayers, having mastered a total of eight different forms of Dragon Slayer magic.
- Beware the Silly Ones: His showboating makes him the Plucky Comic Relief of the Spriggan 12, though this being from one who is practically a living god among men, Makarov is right to warn his guild to take him seriously.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: His eyes turn pitch black when he starts wailing on the other Four Emperors with a crazed grin.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a classic Agent Peacock who is also considered the strongest wizard on his home continent.
- Character Death: Gets gutted by Acnologia, who happens to be on the prowl for Dragon Slayers.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: The other three Emperors of Ishgal plus Jura stand no chance against him, and they outnumber him four-to-one. He himself is immediately crushed by Acnologia soon afterward. His Historia goes through the same thing: he nearly wipes out Natsu and the gang, only to get the tables turned on him by Gildarts, who reasons he's even weaker than the original God Serena was.
- Elemental Powers: He can use a total of eight different dragon elements (though only earth, fire, water, and wind are ever seen), and can combine two or more attacks simultaneously without ever having to switch between modes like Natsu and Gajeel.
- Evil Counterpart: He and Gildarts share a few similarities: both are regarded as the ultimate wizards of their respective affiliations (the Wizard Saints and Fairy Tail, respectively), and both prefer to spend time away from their allies. But whereas Gildarts always remains loyal to his guild and returns when the situation turns dire, God Serena outright betrays his allies for his own selfish desires. They are also both mauled in a hopeless matchup with Acnologia, though God Serena isn't quite as lucky as Gildarts.
- Fallen Hero: Being the number one ranked Wizard Saint meant that the Magic Council recognized him as the most powerful wizard on the continent who isn't a dark wizard. Then he ran off to go join the Alvarez Empire, Ishgal's biggest geopolitical threat, just to take a crack at Acnologia.
- Fangs Are Evil: Once he starts using Dragon Slayer magic, his maniacal grins display large canines.
- Faux Affably Evil: When he meets his former comrades again, he casually greets them like an old friend as if he wasn't a traitor who is part of an invasion force hellbent on wiping out his former home country.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: He's not well-regarded by his fellow Spriggan 12. Brandish thinks he's freaking weird, whereas Ajeel thinks invading Ishgal will be a walk in the park if he's the best they had to offer.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one right across his nose.
- A God Am I: The word "god" is literally in his name. He even says things like "God Bye-bye" with a straight face.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one right across his nose.
- Hero Killer: He's regarded with a mixture of awe and terror even by his fellow Emperors of Ishgal, and he shows exactly why once they face him in combat after he single-handedly kicks their asses with little effort. This is after he lays waste to the entire nation of Bosco and their magic guilds.
- Odd Name Out: The elements in his attack names have a more embellished naming sense than the other Dragon Slayers', such as Cavern Dragon, Purgatory Dragon, Sea King Dragon, and Gale Dragon.
- Red Baron: He has two titles—"Hybrid Theory" and "Eight-Dragon God Serena"—both based on the fact that he has eight different Dragon Slayer magic lacrimas implanted in his body.
- Replacement Goldfish: After he's killed by Acnologia, Neinhart makes a Historia of him to participate in the final assault against Fairy Tail, effectively bringing him Back from the Dead. Unfortunately, this God Serena turns out to be even weaker than he was in life, and so Gildarts beats him with virtually zero effort.
- Shaping Your Attacks: One of his unnamed techniques involves creating eight massive dragons from his power.
- Slasher Smile: His usually smug smile twists into a demented grin when he unleashes his full power on the Four Emperors of Ishgal.
- Smug Super: He's a powerful being, yes, but it's clear his moniker has gone to his head. He's so conceited, he even throws in "God Bye-bye" when he's about to finish off his opponents. Too bad for him, Acnologia doesn't have time for blowhards.
- Talking Is a Free Action: A rare aversion in this series. When he issues a challenge to Acnologia, his foe casually kills him in the middle of his speech.
- Too Dumb to Live: God Serena may be one of the most powerful wizards in the Fairy Tail universe, but intentionally trash-talking Acnologia instead of going right on the offensive with his Dragon Slayer magic was only going to end one way, and not in his favor.
- The Worf Effect: He easily dishes out a one-sided battle to the remaining three Emperors of Ishgal plus Jura, only to die at the hands of Acnologia, who rips out a chunk of his rib cage before he can even process what happened. Later, just as it seems his Historia will make up for his loss, he turns out to be quite a bit weaker than when he was alive, and he is promptly one-shotted by Gildarts without so much as a mild challenge.
Voiced by: Shirou Gou (JP), Dave Trosko (EN)
The son of renowned author Kemu Zaleon. He is determined to destroy Daybreak to preserve his father's legacy.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: He appears to have straight-up black hair in the manga, which is changed to gray in the anime.
- Eyes Always Shut: The only time his eyes open are his wide-eyed awe at learning Daybreak is secretly his father's masterpiece and memoir, Dear Kaby.
- Mock Millionaire: He and his wife appear to live in a Big Fancy House and offer Natsu, Lucy, and Happy a reward of 2 million Jewels to burn Daybreak. The three later find out that they're actually dirt poor and were merely borrowing the house they were in.
- Parting Words Regret: He called Kemu a poor excuse for a writer and a father before he committed suicide (in the anime, he simply passed away the next day). Since then, a remorseful Kaby vowed to at least make it up to him by destroying the book that ruined him.
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Natsu and Happy remark on how "tasty" his surname sounds.
Kemu Zaleon (Zekua Melon)
Kemu Zaleon (Real name: Zekua Melon)
Voiced by: Shirou Gou (JP), Jerry Russell (EN)A world-famous novelist and wizard who died shortly after completing his final work, Daybreak, believed to have been the worst book he had ever written.
- An Arm and a Leg: He was so serious about never writing again after Daybreak, he actually cut off his own writing arm.
- Break the Haughty: To a minor degree. He was known to brag about his accomplishments as a writer, and is implied to have insulted Everlue when he requested the commission for Daybreak. As a result, he was forced to swallow his pride when Everlue threatened harm to his family if he didn't write the book, and then slapped him in a prison cell.
- Driven to Suicide: He committed suicide shortly after finishing Daybreak and knowing his son was in no mood to forgive him. This was changed in the anime, which simply had him pass away.
- Gambit Roulette: The spell he cast on Daybreak that rearranged its true content could only be broken by fire. It's almost as if he anticipated his son's attempt to burn it.
- My Greatest Failure: Subverted. It was thought that Zekua swore off writing because of the horrible circumstances that surrounded Daybreak, which itself was appallingly written. In reality, the book was his magnum opus, a memoir dedicated to his son, that was rearranged to keep it untouched from Everlue.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: Duke Everlue forced him into writing Daybreak by threatening to revoke his entire family's citizenship, which would prevent them from joining any guilds and destroy their livelihood.
- Significant Anagram: "Kemu Zaleon" is his pen name, rearranged from his real name "Zekua Melon". The title of his final work, Daybreak, is also an anagram for Dear Kaby, dedicated to his son Kaby.
Voiced by: Ryoko Ono (JP), Heather Walker (EN)
A giant rat owned by Sherry, serving as her mount and companion on Galuna Island.
- Giant Flyer: She can spin her tail to fly despite her gargantuan size, giving Sherry and her team a convenient means of getting around the island.
- Loyal Animal Companion: She follows Sherry's every command.
- Rodents of Unusual Size: A 50-foot-tall flying rat.
- Team Pet: Serves as this for Lyon's cult in the Galuna Island arc.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She's never seen or mentioned again after the end of the Galuna Island arc.
Theater manager of the Selazade Theater Group. He requests Team Natsu to stage his play, "Frederick & Yanderica", when his normal group of actors abandons him.
Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (JP), Randy Pearlman (EN)
- Combat Commentator: On the fourth day of the Grand Magic Games.
- Jerkass: He's extremely strict and forces Team Natsu to repeat their performances several times a day for over a week before agreeing to pay them.
- Running Gag: He often thanks people even when he shouldn't, to the point of it being a Verbal Tic.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Team Natsu single-handedly saved his theater with their Bad "Bad Acting", but he treats them like dirt.
Voiced by: Yuuki Ono (JP), Kyle Phillips (EN)
The hyperactive reporter of the magazine Weekly Sorcerer who often visits wizard guilds to get the latest inside scoops.
- Benevolent Boss: The anime emphasizes his role as a tough but fair boss for Lucy during her internship at Weekly Sorcerer.
- Camera Fiend: In addition to being a reporter, he also does photo shoots for Weekly Sorcerer.
- Catch-Phrase: "Cooooool!"
- Chivalrous Pervert: The thought of having a fully naked cover spread sends him into a tizzy, and the first thing that comes to mind when Lucy comes asking for a job is to make her a glamor model. To his credit, though, he respects Lucy's desire to pursue a journalist career and is nothing short of supportive of her.
- Combat Commentator: On the second day of the Grand Magic Games.
- Hair Antennae: He has a single spike of hair sticking up, which wiggles when he senses a big scoop.
- Hero Worship: He absolutely adores Fairy Tail and gushes over their accomplishments, property damage and all.
- Intrepid Reporter: As mentioned, he's a reporter for Weekly Sorcerer and is very likely to get beaten up by Natsu.
- Keet: He's always excited whenever he shows up.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's based off of Jason Thompson.
- Sempai/Kohai: He becomes Lucy's senpai over the second Time Skip.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In the manga, his enthusiastic yet unflattering articles about Fairy Tail only push Laxus further off the deep end, setting the stage for the Battle of Fairy Tail.
The mascot and referee of the Grand Magic Games. He's actually King Toma E. Fiore in disguise.
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (JP), Jim Foronda (EN)
- Art Evolution: His mask's face goes through several changes very quickly over the Grand Magic Games arc. Compare his costume on the elimination round◊, first day◊, and third day◊ of the games; his eyes and hat get progressively larger and closer together, and he loses his dark-colored lips. His appearance in the anime is a blend between his Day 1 and Day 3 looks.
- Combat Commentator: On the last day of the Grand Magic Games.
- Combat Referee: For the first, third and fourth days.
- Cool Mask: A giant, pumpkin-shaped one that covers his entire face.
- Significant Anagram: Rearrange his name and you get "Toma", the name of the King.
- Verbal Tic: "Kapo"note . He accidentally reveals himself to be the King of Fiore when he uses this Verbal Tic while not in the guise of Mato.
Voiced by: Anri Katsu (JP), Larry Brantley (EN)
The main commentator of the Grand Magic Games.
- Combat Commentator: His entire role in the series boils down to this.
- Dodgy Toupee: One that changes every day of the Grand Magic Games, and gets blown off at least once each day during the force of a powerful magic attack.
- Dub Name Change: A minor version: his name is flipped around to "Lola Chapati" in the Kodansha translation of the manga.
- Large Ham: It comes with the job of being a tournament announcer.
- Non-Standard Character Design: There aren't many other characters with big, blocky heads and tiny faces in this series.
An ancient deity that governs life and death. Ankhselam is perhaps the first deity (in the actual sense of the term; not just a summon) introduced in the series. While it hasn't actually appeared onscreen, Ankhselam's actions have been affecting Earth-Land at an extremely profound level for the last four centuries.See Main Villains.