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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: The strongest Ice Wizard in the series until Silver was introduced. If she had lived in Fiore, she could have been a Wizard Saint.
- Badass Teacher: To Gray and Lyon.
- Bare Your Midriff: Like Gray and Lyon, she ran around in her underwear to train.
- 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.
- 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 Purple Hair: Her hair is dark purple.
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.
Voiced by: Shoko Tsuda (JP), Linda Young (EN)
- 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.
- 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.
- The Medic: First of only three seen in the series (the others being Wendy and Ichiya).
- Wham Line: "I am the Grandine from Edolas."
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Her hair is pink.
Lucy's father, and the owner of a railroad company who puts his business before his daughter.
Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (JP), Bill Jenkins (EN)
- 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. Thanks to this, Lucy finally admits that she loves her father.
- Beard of Sorrow: After losing his money.
- Break the Haughty: He goes completely bankrupt and is reduced to begging Lucy for money.
- Disappeared Dad: At first because Lucy doesn't want anything to do with him, then because he dies over the seven year Time Skip.
- Humble Pie: Once when Lucy calls him out on hiring Phantom Lord to bring her home, and again when he goes bankrupt shortly afterward.
- Jerkass: He's the one who hired Phantom Lord to get Lucy back.
- Married to the Job: He became this way after his wife died.
- Musical Theme Naming: Jude's name, like Lucy's, is from a Beatles song ("Hey Jude").
- Poor Communication Kills: He probably would have gotten that carriage ride to work if he: 1.) asked more politely to Lucy; 2.) explained what he wanted 100,000 Jewel for; and 3.) had any idea how cheap carriage rides are.
- Rebuilt Pedestal: To Lucy, as the story progresses. He was emotionally distant and, at times, even abusive to Lucy as a young girl after his wife's death. As such, Lucy grows up to hate his guts and runs away from home. When he hires Phantom Lord to bring her back by force, she cuts ties with him completely. Only after losing his fortune and realizing his own foolish behavior does he manage to begin mending his relationship with his daughter, but it's not until after he dies and proves his devotion to Lucy after she goes missing for seven years that Lucy admits for the first time in years that she loves him.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: After losing all his money, Jude asks Lucy for 100,000 Jewel. Lucy thinks he's being his usual jerkish self and refuses, only for him to later point out he was just asking for money to pay for a carriage to work.
- Self-Made Man: Lucy's father apparently worked himself up the ladder, starting with a merchant guild he met Layla in. After losing his wealth, he decides to work himself up from the bottom once again.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After losing all his money, he gets kinder. He pays for Lucy's rent over the seven years she was gone.
Lucy's mother and a Celestial Spirit wizard. She died the same year the dragons disappeared seven years ago.
- Ancestral Weapon: Layla was a Celestial Spirit Wizard too, and passed down the Golden Keys belonging to Cancer, Capricorn, and Aquarius to Lucy.
- Cast From Life Force: Why she died. Without all thirteen Gold Keys, she had to use a bit of her very 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 eventually killed her.
- Generation Xerox: She's a very good indication of what Lucy will probably look like. Same eyes, same facial structure. They also have the same caring personality.
- Hair Decorations: A pink, lacy head band.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gave up her life force to compensate for the lack of the final key needed to the Eclipse Gate, which was Aquarius'. The reason for this was because Grammy was in Alvarez when time ran out; it was either Heroic Sacrifice, or dooming the plan to defeat Acnologia to failure.
- Ill Girl: She was stated to have had a 'frail body.' And that was before sacrificing her life force to open the Eclipse Gate.
- Mistaken for Murderer: Brandish believed Layla to have murdered her own mother, Grammy, in cold blood in order to get back Aquarius' Key to give to Lucy. It wasn't Layla; it was actually Zoldio, who was in the process of his own Start of Darkness. .
- Musical Theme Naming: Named after Eric Clapton's song "Layla".
- Ojou Ringlets: She isn't royalty, but she is married to a rich industrialist.
- Pet the Dog: She was willing to help Zeref by opening the Eclipse Gate on July 7, x777, in order to bring the Dragon Slayers to the present. Ironically, without her, Lucy would have never met Natsu.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Thanks to her and her husband's wealth.
- The Plan: She was instrumental in Zeref and the Dragons' plan to kill Acnologia. She waited all of her life for the day when she'd open the Eclipse Gate to accept the Dragon Slayers' into her time period, and was even willing to give up her life force in order for it to succeed.
- Posthumous Character: Died seven years before the series began.
- The Power of Love: Believed the One Magic to be this.
Lucy's distant ancestor, and a powerful Celestial Wizard. She collaborated with Zeref to devise a plan to defeat Acnologia once and for all.
- The Archmage: Aquarius stated that she could very well have been the most powerful Celestial Wizard in history. Coming from Aquarius, especially at a time in which Lucy has taken several levels in badass, that's saying a lot.
- 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 on a centuries-long scheme to kill an even greater threat. History would not be kind to this fact if it ever got out.
- Family Theme Naming: Like her descendants, she's named after a famous song; specifically, "Anna (Go to Him)" by The Beatles.
- Generation Xerox: She's Lucy's ancestor by four centuries and still looks exactly like her.
- Long Game: Her plan with Zeref was to Fling a Light into the Future (specifically, the Dragon Slayers, one of whom was Natsu, a.k.a. E.N.D.) using the Eclipse Gate, and have one of her distant descendants open the Eclipse on the other side. Meanwhile, she would stay behind and have her entire family be dedicated to this goal in the future, while Zeref takes The Slow Path to the future. Where this went wrong was Zeref's immortality, and humanity refusing to change, causing him to believe that Humans Are Bastards, and that's not even getting into Mavis.
- Posthumous Character: She died at least a few centuries before the story began.
- Underboobs: Her otherwise very conservative outfit has a gap that leaves them on display.
- Walking Spoiler: It's virtually impossible to mention her without also mentioning the fact that she worked with Zeref to use the Eclipse Gate, which leads to a domino effect to mentioning how Layla died, which inevitably also leads to mentioning how all of the Dragon Slayers are a Fish Out of Temporal Water, and that Natsu in particular is E.N.D.
Alzack and Bisca's six-year-old daughter, who was born during the Time Skip.
Voiced by: Satomi Arai (JP), Kristin Sutton (EN)
- Adaptational Dye Job: In the manga, her hair color is brown but dark green in the anime.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: She makes her first in the anime during a Filler arc set before her proper debut in the manga.
- Cheerful Child: She's an adorable little girl who loves playing at the guild with the rest of the wizards.
- Innocent Bystander: During the Grand Magic Games, Flare uses her hyper-extensive hair to hold Asca hostage without her or anyone else but Lucy knowing. Thankfully, she and Lucy are saved thanks to Natsu's keen senses.
- Friendly Sniper: Like her parents. She uses wooden pop guns at the moment.
- Nice Hat: She has a ten-gallon cowboy hat like her mom.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Asuka's name is "Asca" in the Funimation dub, since it is a combination of "Alzack" and "Bisca" for all intents and purposes.
- Weapon Jr.: Asuka uses wooden pop guns just like the magic guns her parents use.
- You Can See Me?: She is capable of seeing and hearing Mavis's ghost in the anime, something only those with the Fairy Tail emblem can do, and her membership in the guild is never established. Then again, the fact she can see Mavis all but confirms it.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair: In the anime, her hair color is a very dark shade of green.
A treasure hunter guild composed of non-wizards.
- A Twinkle in the Sky: How they end up defeated.
- Badass Normal: All of them. Even Natsu is impressed that mere muggles can hold their own against them, though to be fair, Natsu and company did severely underestimate them and were holding back at first.
- Call Back/Foreshadowing: A Power Trio of Treasure Hunters appearing in a quest assigned by Warrod Sequen. Warrod himself was a part of a very similar group with Precht/Hades and Yuriy Dreyar before founding Fairy Tail.
- Chapter 13 of Fairy Tail Year Zero reveals that they were in fact all once part of Sylph Labyrinth.
- Generation Xerox: The trio's identical great-grandfathers are shown in Zero. Though unlike the jerkass modern variants, they had a heart of gold, and although they thought the Fairy Tail Founder trio would get into trouble, wished them happiness.
- Hero of Another Story: A little too mercenary to fall squarely under the 'hero' part, but their guild were the winners of a tournament for treasure hunters, similar in scale to that of the Grand Magic Games.
- Let's Get Dangerous: When they stop screwing around, they can give the group a run for their money.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: An oddly early example, they're the first obstacle Team Natsu has to deal with when they reach the village.
- Power Trio: Sword, Drake, and Hammer, their identical ancestors, and Yuri, Warrod, and Precht.
- Treasure Hunter: They're hunting for the Eternal Flame.
Part of the three-man team sent to the Sun Village, he wields a mechanical chain blade.
Voiced by: Kenta Sasa (JP), Scott Frerichs (EN)
- Badass Normal: He has no magic, but still manages to hold his own for a while.
- Blade Across The Shoulder: His default resting position.
- Cool Sword: An expandable chain blade that can also turn into a gun.
- He-Man Woman Hater: He tells Wendy, Lucy and Flare that women like them should be shaking their butts for them instead of fighting (Virgo obliges). In the dub he even literally says that women don't belong out of the kitchen.
- Jerkass: He starts destroying a frozen giant's leg for no reason, and when Wendy calls him out for it, says that he can do anything he wants.
- Quickly turns into a Tempting Fate moment as this brief bout of cockiness is followed by the girls breaking free from their bonds, destroying their weapons and sending them flying into the sky.
Part of the three-man team sent to the Sun Village, he wields a hammer called "Stronger".
Voiced by: Shinnosuke Ogami (JP), Nick Landis (EN)
- Badass Normal: Like the rest of the group, he has no magic but is quite proficient with his weapon.
- Drop the Hammer: A strange case in that it's shaped like a hand and functions like one.
- Named Weapons: His hammer, "Stronger".
- Oh Crap!: Wendy breaking free from his weapon and and literally breaking it in the process.
- Verbal Tic: "Duuun!" in the original anime, "Ya dig?" in the English dub. At one point, oddly enough, he switches catch phrases with Hiroshi.
Part of the three-man team sent to the Sun Village, and the team's sniper.
Voiced by: Taishi Murata (JP), Alejandro Saab (EN)
- Badass Bandolier: To go with the sniper motif.
- Badass Normal: Again, he has no magic but is capable of holding his own in battle.
- Friendly Sniper: Until his Let's Get Dangerous moment.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Despite being a (supposedly skilled) sniper, none of his shots have hit Team Natsu yet.
- Long-Range Fighter: Type 1, exclusively long range.
- Near Misses: His shots are mostly this, though.
- Averted in Chapter 347 when he takes out Sagittarius and forces him back to the Celestial Spirit World.
- Oh Crap!: He was so fixated on trying to provide cover for his guild mates that he didn't notice Leo sneaking up behind him.
- Shoot the Bullet: He can shoot Sagittarius' arrows out of the air, and vice versa.
A fire wizard who kidnaps young girls while posing as Salamander of Fairy Tail. As the first villain of the series, he tries to do the same to Lucy before she becomes a member.
Voiced by: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (JP), Ian Sinclair (EN)
- Continuity Nod: He appears in Juvia's flashback during the Phantom Lord arc as one of the men who couldn't stand the constant rain.
- Defeat Means Friendship: In the anime only, he straightens up his act after being defeated and has Natsu to thank for it. 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: Kidnaps women for nefarious purposes
- Lighter and Softer: In the manga, he goes as far as attempting to brand Lucy as a slave with a scorching hot iron, which was removed entirely from the anime. This is given a Hand Wave in the anime later on, with him saying he was actually just scouting for glamour models in an overly-aggressive fashion.
- Playing with Fire: Purple fire which is used to demonstrate Natsu's ability to eat fire.
- Power Perversion Potential: Uses illegal Charm Magic to make women fall to his charms.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: It's only for a split second in the anime, but he lets out a high-pitched shriek upon seeing Natsu eat his flames for the first time.
- Starter Villain: The very first one.
- Technicolor Fire: His is purple.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has blue hair.
A corrupt and unsightly aristocrat with a warped sense of beauty. He is in possession of Daybreak, a book he had blackmailed its author into writing. He uses Earth Magic to dive through the ground, and is also a Celestial Wizard.
Voiced by: Katsui Taira (JP), Chris Ayres (EN)
- 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.
- Collector of the Strange: He hires maids he deems to be extremely beautiful. His opinion of "beauty" 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.
- Dirty Old Man: Only hires "beautiful" women.
- Evil Counterpart: Kind of, to Lucy. He is a summoner, he has a completely different opinion on what makes a woman sexy, and he doesn't care one bit about an author's pride.
- Gonk: His mustache grows out of his nose.
- It's All About Me: He a had a book written just to stroke his ego.
- Good Is Bad And Bad Is Good: Rather, ugly is beauty and beauty is ugly. 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.
- Large Ham: English dub only.
- Starter Villain: The first villain Lucy faces as a member of Fairy Tail.
- Summon Magic: He has a contract with Virgo.
- Tunnel King: In addition to his Summon Magic.
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.
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.
The Demon of Destruction, a monster created by Zeref that rampaged across the northern continent of Earth-land ten years ago, killing the families of Gray and many others until the ice wizard Ur sacrificed herself to defeat it. Though no longer an active threat, the demon's legacy comes back to haunt Gray several times.
- And I Must Scream: Tends to happen when you get hit with Iced Shell. He spent over 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 it. Although Ur managed to kill it before Gray even had the chance to, it 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 just to rile Gray up enough to put himself out of his misery.
- Breath Weapon: Depicted as a fiery breath in the manga, and a Wave Motion Gun in the anime.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Subverted. No, that isn't actually him in the Tartaros arc; Silver was bluffing.
- Greater Scope Villain: Of the Galuna Island arc. Lyon seeks to free it so he can defeat it and avenge Ur's death. It's also responsible for Gray's backstory, killing his parents (and eventually Ur as well).
- Harmless Freezing: Averted. It dies the moment it's released from Iced Shell.
- 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 it over the course of 10 years .
- Literally Shattered Lives: Its body crumbles apart shortly after being thawed out of its ice prison .
- The Red Baron: It is known as "the Demon of Destruction".
- Sealed Evil in a Can: It's found frozen in a giant block of ice, and Lyon's goal in the Galuna Island arc is to release it. However, being stuck in the "can" for 10 years proves lethal in this case; by the time Deliora is finally let out, it is already dead.
- The Unfought: The Galuna Island arc builds Deliora up as the ultimate enemy Fairy Tail has to face on the island. When it's finally unleashed after the climactic battle against the Arc Villain, it drops dead before the confrontation even starts.
Galuna Island Villagers
Galuna Island Villagers
A group of people who claim to be afflicted by a curse that transforms them into demons. They're actually demons who can turn into humans, and the curse only affects their memories of it.
- Beautiful All Along: Subverted. They are actually Ugly All Along.
- Continuity Nod: In their human forms, Lulu, Bobo and Moka arrive at Magnolia Town and watch the Fantasia Parade from a rooftop, away from the other spectators.
- Cute Monster Girl: The female islanders however, such as Lulu, are arguably this.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Even though they're demons, they're very warm and friendly.
- Involuntary Shapeshifting: They turn into demons at night under the purple moon. Later inverted after The Reveal below.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: They forgot that they were truly demons, because of the side-effects of Moon Drip.
- Our Demons Are Different: They look physically demonic, can shapeshift, and fly.
- The Reveal: They were demons all along.
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.
Hooded Girl/Future Lucy
A hooded woman shown loitering around the Grand Magic Games. She's Lucy from a very horrible Bad Future, and she's come to the present through the Eclipse Gate to stop that future from happening.
- An Arm and a Leg: Her right arm is missing.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: After the gate is destroyed, her body fades back to the future while her spirit goes on to the afterlife where she reunites with her fellow Fairy Tail members.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: In the arms of her own present self.
- Foreshadowing: On the fourth night of the Games, we see her open up a pen with her mouth instead of just pulling off the cap. Turns out she can't.
- Go Out with a Smile: She dies crying Tears of Joy, due to her Last Request 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: Throws herself in front of Future Rogue's spell to save Present!Lucy. Completely Justified, because if Past!Lucy were to die, they'd both be dead.
- In the Hood: Up until The Reveal.
- Killed Off for Real: By Future Rogue.
- 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.
- The Man Behind the Man: To Princess Hisui. Subverted later when it turns out another person had told Hisui of the coming day.
- Red Herring: Jellal mistakes her for being Zeref, due to the fact that the Eclipse Gate uses magic from Zeref's Books. Since she came through the Gates, she is covered in his magic. She also serves as one for Future Rogue.
- Samus Is a Girl: Jellal thought the hooded figure was a guy until he saw their shapely ankles.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Comes back to the past to warn Fairy Tail of the dragon invasion and hopefully help prevent the Bad Future.
- Spanner in the Works: Her Heroic Sacrifice is what keeps Present Lucy alive and turns Fairy Tail against Future Rogue. Likewise she leaves behind her diary which tells everyone how to stop the dragons.
- Taking the Bullet: She throws herself in front of Present Lucy to save her from Future Rogue's spell; after all, if Present Lucy dies, Future Lucy would never exist.
- Walking Spoiler: Well, yeah. In the Hood is usually a dead giveaway for this trope.
A mysterious man who appears during the final event of the Grand Magic Games. It's really Rogue Cheney himself from seven years in the future. Like Future Lucy, he came to the present using the Eclipse, though his plans for the future are much more sinister.
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (JP), Garret Storms (EN)
- Arc Villain: Of the Grand Magic Games Arc.
- The Beastmaster: 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 the 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.
- Big Bad: Of the Grand Magic Games Arc, where he manipulates the Fiore royalty into creating the Eclipse Project with the purpose summoning seven dragons from the past to wreck havoc on the present timeline.
- Big Bad Ensemble: He's not involved that much with the games themselves, with the antagonists there being some mean teams. Also, Zeref is watching.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Frosch's death becomes this to Rogue in the future (approximately in about a year), starting his fall into darkness.
- Didn't See That Coming
- He came to the present not knowing there'd be another Lucy to screw things up for him.
- He gets hit by this a third time when Natsu breaks his control over Atlas Flame via The Power of Friendship and rides him into battle.
- Dragon Rider: Uses Motherglare as his personal mount.
- Duality Motif: He killed Sting and got both the powers of the Shadow Dragon Slayer and the White Dragon Slayer. This is emphasized by his appearance, which combines black and white colouring and his Multicolored Hair. Especially when he enters the White Shadow Dragon Mode, half of his face remains the same while the other one is concealed by a shadow.
- Eye Scream: He's missing his right eye.
- Facial Markings: Has a tattoo on the left side of his face.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Just look at his picture.
- Future Badass: He has evidently become far stronger, and is 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 by invoking his full power. Natsu himself recognizes Future Rogue as an powerful enemy,and admiting that someone is stronger than him is not something usual for Natsu.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: His character was largely just an excuse to bring some dragons into the story and establish their power over humanity. While his intention with said dragons was to defeat Acnologia, this was only because of an ill-defined desire to Take Over the World to which Acnologia was 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.
- Hero Killer: He kills Future Lucy, and murdered his own timeline's Sting. He is also the first person since Fukuro to completely defeat Natsu.
- Heel Realization: To prevent his and Frosch's fate repeated itself after his defeat by Natsu, Rogue entrust Natsu to warn his present self to look Frosch and himself carefully where Gray somehow becomes a dark wizard and about to kill Frosch next year.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: In next year after Grand Magic Games and Tartaros arc in his timeline, Frosch is killed by Gray Fullbuster, causing Rogue Face–Heel Turn.
- It's All About Me: He wants to use the seven dragons to defeat Acnologia. not to save the world, but to take over it in Acnologia's place. And it doesn't matter how much of humanity dies in the process. He even goes through a Villainous Breakdown when Natsu pointed out that he's trying to drive the present into despair just so he alone can be happy.
- Kill All Humans: Plans to create a new Age of Dragons by using the dragons that came through the Eclipse Gate to wipe out humanity.
- The Man Behind the Man: To Hisui; he's the real reason the Eclipse 2 Project exists.
- 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 the 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.
- No, Except Yes: When revealing that Frosch will die in a year, and Natsu points out that his own actions are endangering the Exceed, he speaks as if Frosch's death was no big deal. As he disappears, he reveals that Frosch's death was what turned him evil.
- Oh Crap!: He's visibly sweating when he notices that Natsu has eaten Atlas Flames' flames.
- Peek-a-Bangs: To hide his missing right eye.
- Power Parasite: He killed Sting and stole his White Dragon powers. The combo is powerful enough to defeat Natsu.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His remaining eye is red.
- 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.
- Start of Darkness: His losing Frosh a year after the games ended.
- Swallowed Whole: He subjects the Kingdom's soldiers, including the Hungry Wolf Knights, to this via his shadows.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: 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. Of course, considering how powerful Acnologia is, it may well enter into Godzilla Threshold territory.
- Took a Level in Badass: Present!Rogue and Sting get their asses handed by Natsu in the games. Future!Rogue mandhandles the living hell out of the same guy.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Present!Rogue is the Token Good Teammate of Sabertooth 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: The true Arc Villain of the Grand Magic Games arc, The Man Behind the Man for the Eclipse Project, and the Evil Counterpart of Rogue Cheney.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Subverted; Natsu notices he's too evil to have intentions as good as saving the future, and he's right.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Partial example.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: White-Shadow Dragon Mode. Yes, he gained it from the Sting of his timeline.
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.
- Badass: Each member is strong enough to be considered not even human anymore.
- 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 McCool Name: 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: Arguably 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 volume.
- 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, arguably 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.
Former First Wizard Saint and member of the Four Gods. Currently defected to the Alvarez Empire as one of Emperor Spriggan's twelve elite bodyguards, seemingly to seek out and kill Acnologia.
- A God Am I: It's in the freaking name. He also says "'God' bye-bye" with a straight face.
- Agent Peacock: He'd give Ichiya a run for his money in terms of sheer flamboyance, but Makarov said that this guy is definitely not to be underestimated. Him beating the four strongest wizards of Ishgal without breaking a sweat is proof enough of this.
- Anime Hair: His hair looks like rabbit ears.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Widely recognized as the most powerful wizard who isn't a dark wizard on the continent. This earned him the title of the new Chairman of the Magic Council, before his Face–Heel Turn.
- The Archmage: The previous Magic Council believed he was the strongest legitimate wizard in Ishgal. He could very well be on par with Zeref. Though considering Emperor Spriggan is Zeref, this claim could be in doubt.
- When we see his power, he could be considered The Archmage for the Dragon Slayers right next to Acnologia due to having eight different Dragon Lacrimas stored in his body.
- Back from the Dead: Serena gets a hole blown through his torso thanks to Acnologia but is resurrected thanks to his comrade Neinhart's magic.
- Badass: He was the most powerful member of the Ten Wizard Saints before his defection. He even managed to defeat the other Gods and Jura without any noticeable injury.
- Badass Boast: "There's no such thing as gods or dragons anymore. All dragons will crumble before me." Said right before Acnologia kills him.
- The Berserker: He has an amusing, animated personality, but the moment the gloves come off, he becomes downright terrifying, complete with Black Eyes of Crazy and a Slasher Smile that would rival that of Zero. August even has to call him off.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: He is occassionally sporting these while fighting.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Almost literally. He's a classic Agent Peacock that used to be the number one wizard in all of Ishgal, which alone made him qualified to serve directly under Zeref himself.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: The other Emperors of Ishgal and Jura stood no chance. While he himself is immediately crushed by Acnologia.
- Elemental Powers: He can control multiple elements of magic, eight in total. And they're all forms of Dragon Slayer Magic, thanks to multiple lacrima implants. It's implied the reason he can do this is because of his own sheer magical might.
- He can use wind magic via Gale Dragon Slaying Magic.
- He can use earth magic magic via Cavern Dragon Slaying Magic.
- He can use water magic via Neptune Dragon Slaying Magic.
- He can use fire magic via Purgatory Dragon Slaying Magic.
- Face–Heel Turn: Guess who ran off to join the Alvarez Empire?
- Fallen Hero: Being the number one ranked Wizard Saint meant that the Magic Council recognized him as the most powerful wizard on the continent that isn't a dark wizard. He ran off to go join the Alvarez Empire, Ishgal's biggest geopolitical threat.
- 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 and had just destroyed another kingdom that was in the way.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: He's not well-regarded by his fellow Spriggan 12, most likely due to his personality and his recent addition to their group. Brandish thinks he's freaking weird, whereas Ajeel thinks Ishgal will be a walk in the park if he's the best they have to offer. Only Jacob and August seems to have liked or respected him in some form, since the former tried to avenge him, only to be stopped by August since that would have entailed attacking Acnologia, and by the latter due to the respect he showed him throughout their interactions.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one right across his nose.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Sort of. He can apparently bond more easily with lacrima that is implanted in his body, essentially making him a walking lacrima. He exploited this to have not one, not two, but eight different forms of Dragon Slayer magic, using the same method that Laxus and Cobra used to gain theirs.
- 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 and even appears poised to deal the fatal blow to Warrod, and this after laying waste to the entire nation of Bosco and their Magic Guilds (though, granted, he had help for that part).
- I Fight for the Strongest Side: Seems to be his sole motivation for siding with Zeref. Although he heavily implies the fact that he joined the Spriggan 12 in his quest to slay Acnologia.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: Soon as he sees Acnologia, he's start boasting how far he's come to face him. He doesn't even get to finish his statement before Acnologia tears a hole into his side.
- Killed Off for Real: Acnologia truly did kill him in the first encounter. Sure Neinhart brings him back, but that only through Historia magic which basically copies a person's personalities and abilities and makes it corporeal but isn't truly said person. This gets lampshaded when Historia!Serena leads the charge against Fairy Tail in the latter half of the war with Gildarts himself even commenting he feels no magic power on him.
- Milking the Giant Cow: He's quite... enthusiastic, to say the least, while speaking to Zeref at the Alvarez War Council.
- Only Six Faces: His similarities to Yuriy of Fairy Tail Zero have been noted. Of course, the fandom also made the same comparison with Sting Eucliffe. Their personalities are nothing alike, though.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Of the Spriggan Twelve. Makarov tells them that they'd better Beware the Silly Ones, though, for their sakes.
- Praetorian Guard: The Spriggan Twelve are this, being the most powerful wizards in Alvarez, hand-picked by the Emperor to be his personal bodyguards.
- Red Baron: Hybrid Theory, due to his mastery of the eight Dragon Slayer Magics provided by his lacrima. Relating to that, he's also know as "Eight Dragons" God Serena.
- Shaping Your Attacks: One his unnamed techniques involves creating eight massive dragons from his power.
- Smug Super: A powerful being yes, but it's clear his moniker has gone to his head. He even throws in "God Bye-Bye" when he's about to finish off opponents. He's that conceited. Too bad for him Acnologia doesn't have time for blowhards.
- Superpower Lottery: Being a Dragon Slayer with eight different elements makes him this, obviously.
- Talking Is a Free Action: For the first time in the entire series, averted. After dealing with four wizard saints sent to fight him, he turns to face Acnologia, and the new foe kills him mid sentence, only daring to speak after he's done.
- Tempting Fate: After defeating his fellow Ishgal Gods and Jura, he boasts that no dragon will be able to defeat them. Acnologia shows up no sooner then he says this and drops him without even trying.
- 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.
- Up to Eleven: He's a Dragon Slayer who possesses not one, not two, but eight different forms of Dragon Slayer magic, using the same method that Laxus and Cobra used to gain theirs.
- You Fight Like a Cow: After utterly trashing the other three Gods and Jura, he asks if that was really all they had, then asked how they ever dared to call themselves Wizard Saints. Though he does compliment them when they try for a Heroic Second Wind and force him to get serious.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He demonstrates his immense power against the remaining Emperors of Ishgal, and defeats them... only for Acnologia to take him down in one hit. Averted later when Neinheart brings him back via Historia.
- Worf Effect: On both the giving and receiving ends in quick succession. He easily dishes out a Curb-Stomp Battle to the remaining Emperors of Ishgal and Jura, but his use of Dragon Slayer magic attracts Acnologia, who rips out a piece of his ribcage simply by walking by him with his palm open.
- Gildarts easily plows right through him since his Crash magic can dissipate his magic regardless of however many elements Serena has on hand. Though Gildarts comments that since he's fighting a Historia clone, Serena's not really fighting at full power.
The son of Daybreak's author, who considered the book to be the worst he had ever written. He wants to destroy the book to protect his father's honor as an author.
Voiced by: Shirou Gou (JP), Dave Trosko (EN)
- Eyes Always Shut: He doesn't open his eyes most of the time.
- Mock Millionaire: He rented a house to appear to be wealthy when he made the job request.
- Parting Words Regret: He told his father that he was a waste of an author and father before he died. The guilt he feels after that are what fuel his desire to destroy the book that ruined his reputation.
Sherry's giant pet mouse.
Voiced by: Ryoko Ono (JP), Heather Walker (EN)
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.
A reporter from Weekly Sorcerer Magazine who often visits Fairy Tail to interview them.
Voiced by: Yuuki Ono (JP), Kyle Phillips (EN)
- Benevolent Boss: To Lucy during the second Time Skip.
- Camera Fiend: In addition to being a reporter, he also does photoshoots for Sorcerer Weekly.
- Catch Phrase: "COOL!"
- Combat Commentator: On the second day of the Grand Magic Games.
- Idiot Hair: Got one hair sticking up.
- Intrepid Reporter: As mentioned, he's a reporter for Sorcerer Weekly Magazine.
- Keet: He's always excited whenever he shows up.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's based off of Jason Thompson.
- Sempai Kouhai: He becomes Lucy's senpai.
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.
The main commentator of the Grand Magic Games.
Voiced by: Anri Katsu (JP), Larry Brantley (EN)
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.