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Reasonable Authority Figure: He immediately orders the evacuation of all citizens in the capital after being told of the coming dragons and begs the magic guilds for help in case some of the dragons survive.
Verbal Tic: Him using the Grand Magic Games mascot Mato's Verbal Tic "Kapo"note Derived from "kapocha", meaning "pumpkin" is what reveals him to be Mato during the Grand Magic Games.
The Princess of Fiore. She is the mastermind behind the Eclipse Project, a plan meant to end Zeref's menace. Following the advice of a certain individual from the future, she has prepared a backup plan, Eclipse 2, to save Fiore from a more urgent and imminent threat.
Batman Gambit: She deliberately throws Natsu and his friends into the Hell Palace under the pretense of them being "thieves" to save Arcadios, who otherwise would have been killed by the Garou Knights.
Gadgeteer Genius: She created artificial Celestial Spirit keys, and it's entirely possible that she helped design the Eclipse Gate as well. She could very well be one of the greatest scientific minds in all of Earth-Land.
The Girl Behind the Man: She's the true supervisor to the Eclipse Project. Arcadios acts the part in her stead to take attention away from her.
Unwitting Instigator of Doom: By opening Eclipse, she hoped it would be able to stop the massive swarm of dragons that would appear. Turns out, Eclipse actually let the dragons out by bringing them into the future. It's implied she opened the door in Future Lucy's timeline and didn't or couldn't shut it, making her responsible for its destruction.
Unwitting Pawn: To Future Rogue; he tricks her into thinking Eclipse can be used as a weapon to defeat 10,000 dragons that will ravage their land. He lied.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Eclipse Project entails killing Zeref before he became immortal. Seeing how several of the series' most significant events revolve around Zeref still being alive in the present, this would radically alter history in ways that are impossible to predict.
Affiliation: Kingdom of Fiore, Holy Knights Weapons/Equipment: Sword, White Lily Armor
Commander of the Fiore Kingdom's Holy Knights' Sakura Squadron. Very enigmatic and ambitious, he appears to be obsessed with Zeref and a project known as the Eclipse Plan that could potentially change the world.
The Comically Serious: Usually very serious and shady, but even he falls into this when the king asks to see a match between Bacchus and Erza. Arcadios mishears him and instead pits Bacchus against Elfman, which leads to the hilarious sight of seeing Arcadios sweat-dropping when the king angrily berates him for getting the match-up wrong.
Cool Helmet: His White Lily Armor includes a magnificently plumed helmet that covers most of his head except for his mouth and chin.
Death Glare: Gives one to the royal guards when he goes to confront the princess about the identity of her mysterious advisor.
Determinator: Proves to be one when he wades through lava to save Lucy and Yukino.
Evil Laugh: Lets out one when he finds out Yukino is also a Celestial Spirit wizard. Of course, it's all part of the act
Gag Nose: It's long and a sort of rectangular, wooden shape.
Good All Along: His shady mannerisms and actions were all an act to take attention away from Hisui, the true mastermind of the Eclipse Project.
Heroic Build: Has quite the muscular body under all that armor, to the point that Horologium could barely hold him inside when he saved him from the lava.
Heroic Sacrifice: Tries to make one to save Lucy and Yukino, but is saved by Horologium at the last second, though.
Honor Before Reason: Honestly believes that, as a knight, questioning the words of his princess and confronting her about the true identity of her mysterious advisor is a serious enough crime to warrant her killing him with his own sword. Hisui doesn't share his thoughts.
Knight in Shining Armor: Once he discards his villainous act, he proves to be both selfless and honorable. This is even marked by him donning the White Lily Armor, which is pure white in color. His previous actions to ensure the success of the Eclipse Project tarnishes the shine a bit, but it's quickly forgiven and forgotten.
Lady and Knight: The White Knight to Princess Hisui's Bright Lady, though they don't appear to be romantically linked.
Messy Hair: It's even mimicked by the plume on his helm.
Oh, Crap: He and Hisui share an expression of dread when they realize there were two time travelers from the future.
Psychotic Smirk: During his villainous act, he's prone to smirking unnervingly at the prospect of Eclipse's success.
Red Herring: Is thought to be a villainous Zeref zealot, and the one behind the Eclipse Project. It turns out Hisui's the one behind it. His rants about preparing something for "Lord Zeref" are just part of his attempts to cover for Hisui.
Shoulders of Doom: In the anime, where his pauldrons are much bigger than in the manga.
Silent Scapegoat: He paints himself as the mastermind of the morally ambiguous Eclipse Project to cover for Hisui, the true mastermind.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Eclipse Project involves Time Travel for the sake of killing Zeref before he became immortal, which could potentially lead to even more devastating changes in the future. On top of that, he actually tries to kidnap Lucy to achieve this plan.
Affiliation: Kingdom of Fiore
The Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Fiore. He is a reluctant participant in Arcadios' Eclipse Plan.
Reasonable Authority Figure: Even after arresting Lucy, he assures the rest of Fairy Tail that they can negotiate her release with the king if they win the Grand Magic Games. Fairy Tail isn't willing to take that risk, however.
Badass Normal: Seems to be, so far. While his colleagues use flashy magics of various kinds his only weapons are two oversized scythes. This is slightly subverted in the anime, where his scythes do have magical powers, making him a Holder.
Cool Mask: Which gets broken as Natsu defeats him.
Ambiguously Lesbian: Intentional or not, in the anime adaptation she seems far too fond of Wendy, going as far as blushing when fighting her and touching her face as she's succumbing to her spores on the top of calling her beautiful all the time. Furthermore, she has shown disdain for flirty men like Loke, and after her defeat stated that she "didn't loved her anymore".
Darker and Edgier: In the manga, she's kinda cute and fanservicey, like nearly all the female characters. In the anime adaptation she looks kinda creepier and more serious by comparison.
A major ruling body in the world of magic, the Council is what keeps all the wizard guilds in Fiore in check. For this reason, many of its members have an intense hatred of Fairy Tail for the damage that they cause. As the series progresses, the council is manipulated into helping Jellal complete the Tower of Heaven without them knowing, which proves costly for the council's reputation and leads the council to replace most of its members.
Out-Gambitted: Their plan to stop Zeref's resurrection fails horribly.
Theres No Kill Like Overkill: What happens when they have to use their secret weapons,like the Etherion Square and Face.Face especially has around,depending on the translation,either 20 or 2000 units spread through the continent.And even breaking them doesnt cancel its magic wiping effect.
Ungrateful Bastards: One of the offenses the new council puts against Fairy Tail is that they stopped Oración Seis without their consent. Never mind the fact that their forces didn't get there until after Fairy Tail destroyed Nirvana after it was activated.
Affiliation: Magic Council Magic: Unknown
The chairman of the reformed Magic Council. He runs the council with an iron fist and has absolutely no tolerance for Fairy Tail.
The second seat on the council, and a candidate for Chairman before being manipulated and shamed by Jellal kills his chances. He is the only member of the old council to remain on the new one. He had an intense dislike for Fairy Tail, but gradually softens his attitude towards them with every heroic act the guild takes.
Hero Antagonist: In the Nirvana arc, he arrests Jellal and Hoteye for their previous crimes after their Heel-Face Turn because they're still wanted criminals who need to be held responsible for their actions. Granted, Jellal and Hoteye don't object.
Head of a division of the Rune Knights, the Magic Council's military force. He infiltrates the guild to dig up dirt on Fairy Tail to disband the guild by using memory-altering magic to disguise himself as Mystogan's disciple.
Voiced by: Shuuhei Sakuguchi (JP), Alex Organ (EN)
Big Damn Heroes: Does this twice. First, he delivers Cobra all the way from Era to Crocus to help the dragon slayers against the invading seven dragons. Second, he makes it just in time to save Wendy from Face's self-destruction blast.
Deal with the Devil: He had no other choice but to free Oración Seis, in order to get the intel he needed on Tartarus. That said, he knew exactly what could go wrong with this, so he hired Crime Sorcière.
Fake Memories: He rewrites the memories of every member of Fairy Tail present during the S-Class trial.
Irony: His dream was to get Lahar to the top of the council someday. It all goes to hell when Tartarus attacks the council and massacres every member, including Lahar, leaving him as the sole survivor of the attack. And now it's more than likely he'll end up forming the new council and become its chairman.
Fridge Logic: The weakness of his memory magic. Thinking about circumstances surrounding him is what causes the other members of Fairy Tail to realize he's tricked them.
The Mole: He pretends to be a member of Fairy Tail to dig up dirt on it.
Mistaken for Pedophile: Erza gets convinced that he is a lolicon, as seen when he pops out during her Imagine Spot of Jellal leaving her for being turned into a little kid. The rest of Fairy Tail probably thinks this as well, after he chose Wendy from all the guild mages as a partner for the S-Class trials, despite there being no relation between them.
Only Sane Man: For both Fairy Tail, opposing their reckless charge on Hades and recommending a sensible retreat, and for the Magic Council by rejecting the possibility of obliterating Fairy Tail.
Pet the Dog: Saving Wendy from Azuma's attack. This goes a long way, considering he was approaching Memetic Molester status in regards to her. There's also his objections to the possibility of the Council firing Etherion on the island the S-Class Trial is held.
Red Herring: Readers are first led to believe that he is a newly-introduced member of Fairy Tail, and then given heavy hinting that he's a dark mage working for Grimoire Heart to revive Zeref. It turns out, though, that he's just a member of the Magic Council who now has plans to get dirt on Fairy Tail, expose that they're hiding Zeref, and get rid of Grimoire Heart at the same time.
Remember the New Guy: Enforced. His debut in the manga is in the same chapter, nay, the same page as his candidacy for the S-Class Trial is announced. Also Justified in that he used his magic to implant memories of himself into Fairy Tail's minds, since he was there to dig up dirt on Fairy Tail.
Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: Wipes the council's memories of the Eclipse Gate, including Lahar, his best friend, in order to prevent the State from collapsing. Especially important since there's much bigger things to worry about soon in the future.
He may not bear the mark of Fairy Tail, but he has the heart.
Unexpected Successor: After he is left the Sole Survivor of Jackal's attack, he's the one who has to lead what remains of the magic council's personnel. He understandably isn't the least bit happy about it since all of his colleagues, including his best friend, are dead.
Living MacGuffin: They're the keys to a bomb weapon that'll wipe out all of the magic on the continent. It was meant as a last resort for extremely desperate measures. Tartarus however wants to use it against humankind so the can easily wipe them out.
No Name Given: For a while, but later averted when the anime came out and finally named most of the others. Among them are Belno (the only female besides Ultear), Leiji (wearing a white hood with shades), and Hogg (a large old man with three eyes).
Reasonable Authority Figure: Before the current council, while they always griped about Fairy Tail's antics, they know they mean no harm and were willing to overlook most of what they did.
Unwitting Pawn: Jellal tricks them into firing the Etherion over the Tower of Heaven to complete his scheme to which afterward Ultear destroys their building. This incident leads to their disbandment.
Affiliation: Fairy Tail (former), Magic Council (former) Magic: Flattening Magic, Thought Projection
The former sixth seat on the Magic Council. He is an old friend of Makarov's, and thus one of the few who stick up for Fairy Tail on the council. He later retires from the council and opens a restaurant after the other members are tricked by Jellal into helping him complete the Tower of Heaven.
Voiced by: Masafumi Kimura (JP), Steve Powell (EN)
Chekhov's Gunman: He appeared only rarely early on, with both his name and appearance unknown, and was noted to be absent during the Tower of Heaven arc. He later on reappears again after his retirement, this time in a much more important role.
One of the few members of the Magic Council who puts up with Fairy Tail's destructive antics. He is registered as one of the Ten Wizard Saints. "Siegrain" is actually an alias used by Jellal Fernandez to infiltrate and manipulate the council into helping him complete the Tower of Heaven.
The Mole: For Jellal. Mostly because, well, he is Jellal.
Only One Name: Everyone, including Erza, just calls him Siegrain and he doesn't appear to share his "brother's" surname of Fernandez. It might have been a case of intentional Foreshadowing.
The Reveal: He and his "brother" Jellal are one and the same. Far more effective in the anime, where the idea that they're brothers is established earlier and more frequently than in the manga, where it's only brought up a mere few pages before The Reveal.
Teen Genius: He's the youngest member of the Council and the Ten Wizard Saints, and is seen as a prodigy.
Night of the Living Mooks: Seilah was controlling his corpse when she destroyed Lisanna's communications lacrima. Though, she says that controlling corpses isn't as easy as controlling living People Puppets.
Elemental Powers: So far nearly all the dragons have powers over elements, with some of them being seemingly made of said elements.
Hoist by His Own Petard: Zirconis stated the dragons who liked humans taught them dragon slayer magic to fight off against the ones who found them rather delicious. Unfortunately, they didn't account humans using the powers on all dragons. And one of those slayers later turns into Acnologia.
Made of Iron: Aside from Dragon Slayer magic and other dragons, they are capable of No Selling and shrugging off any attack done them without any effort. Even a minor one like Atlas Flame can laugh off Makarov, a wizard saint.
Remember how Dragon Slayer is supposed to harm them? In theory, it should have damaged them. In practice, it's as useless as any other kind of magic unless it is powerful enough. And this is magic that is made for these behemoths.
No Name Given: The Dark Dragon that fought Gajeel and the Rock Dragon that fought Cobra.
No Sell: Normal magic won't leave so much as a scratch. Neither will Dragon Slayer magic unless it is really powerful.
And as far as physical characteristics go, these guys are all over the place. There are some standard looking dragons, then there are the ones that are made of rocks, surrounded by flames, have feathers, one even has big ass blades sticking out of his face.
Takes One to Kill One: One of the only things that can hurt a Dragon is another Dragon. Dragon Slayers can hurt Dragons because their magic is Dragon magic. Demons may be an exception since Silver's Ice Devil Slayer power was able to freeze Atlas Flame's spirit. Then again, Atlas Flame was already dead, being a spirit.
Wake-Up Call Boss: As Mavis notes, none of the Dragon Slayers actually manage to slay a single dragon (all of which are implied to not even be on Acnologia's level), and they are equipped with magic that is supposed to make it possible. For perspective, Zirconis is the Butt Monkey who has the upper hand over two Dragon Slayers (one being S-class), while the other dragons are against one at most, without even trying.
Worse still is the fact that the Dragon Slayers were the only seven people among hundreds of powerful mages that could even hurt them. And considering the implication that Acnologia is coming back in a year, humanity might be screwed.
Weaksauce Weakness: While the dragons seems to be impervious to magic, even powerful and ancient spells or normally game-breaking powers, they can be damaged by the Dragon Slayer magic. In fact even if the seven Dragon Slayers failed to kill them, they still managed to make them flinch with their attacks.
The King of Fire Dragons. He's Natsu's foster father, as well as the one who taught him Dragon Slayer magic. He disappeared mysteriously seven years before the start of the story, but still watches over Natsu from afar.
Big Good: He serves this role by the time the Tartaros arc rolls around, when he finally comes out of hiding to battle Acnologia, with Mavis serving as the secondary Big Good to Zeref's Big Bad
Break the Badass: According to Atlas Flame, he was on the receiving end of this from a demon known as E.N.D. The kicker? E.N.D. just so happens to be the Guild Master of Tartarus, the same guild that massacred the Magic Council and seems hell-bent to Kill All Humans.
The Call Knows Where You Live: Acnologia knows where Natsu lives, anyway. His reappearance causes Igneel to wonder aloud if he finally has no choice but to make his move.
Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In Chapter 412, Igneel seems to have gotten in a good shot at Acnologia, as Acnologia is seen being thrown to the ground from way high up. That said, Mard Geer did imply that Acnologia could be affected by Face, so it could have also been a combination of the two.
Meaningful Name: 'Igneel' sounds very similar to 'Dragneel,' and 'ignis' is the Latin root for 'fire.'
Megaton Punch: His own version of the Fire Dragon Iron Fist, and it's strong enough to make Acnologia stagger.
Orcus on His Throne: A rare heroic example. He takes his sweet time for 14 years before he finally gets off his ass to do something about Acnologia, preferring to let his son do all the work before that. Especially egregious when he could've come out the first time Acnologia came out to play 7 years ago. (Granted, Mavis saves Fairy Tail's entire ass in the end, but still....)
Save the Villain: Unintentionally, but his actions count. Acnologia was about to kill Marde Guille, and by extension, destroy E.N.D.'s Book of Zeref, with its Wave Motion GunBreath Weapon. Igneel rams into Acnologia before it could finish charging, interrupting it. Probably Justified, however, considering Acnologia's Breath Weapon enters Fantastic Nuke territory with just how much destruction it causes with one use, and that it would have probably killed everyone else in and around Magnolia if it had had a chance to fire.
Sealed Good in a Can: When Acnologia returns during the battle against Fairy Tail and Tartarus, Igneel reveals he's been inside Natsu ever since he disappeared.
The Black Dragon who flies around the world, bringing destruction to wherever dark thoughts gather. When he Was Once a Man in his youth, he was the most powerful and feared Dragon Slayer ever, having wracked up an enormous body count of dragons. Somehow, he himself morphed into a dragon, and is considered such a menace that it is believed only after Zeref himself is killed that anybody has a chance against him.
In hindsight, he was really Badass as a human, considering he killed masses of Dragons. The top guilds had trouble with a mere seven; Acnologia likely killed hundreds on its own.
Bigger Bad: He is more of a force of nature than a person (mainly because he rarely talks), and he tends to hide in the background while actual villains take up the spotlight. The primary focus is currently on Zeref, whose Tartarus minions menace the common folk in his place, but he remains a far more threatening creature. The heroes believe they have no shot against him until they kill Zeref himself.
Blood Knight: He really enjoyed slaying dragons when he was human.
Boomerang Bigot: Looks down on humans despite being one once. Judging by what he says to Igneel, he doesn't like Dragons either.
Dark Is Evil: Or at least, dark is indiscriminately destructive.
The Dreaded: He is a creature so powerful, so dangerous, that Zeref himself fears him, considering him to be a being that humans could never match. Whenever he appears, a Mass "Oh, Crap!" is sure to follow, first at Sirius Island (where even Gildartz, Mavis, and Makarov were speechless), and then with the entirety of Tartaros (even the egotistical Mard Geer had to sweatdrop at his appearance).
Diabolus Ex Machina: He always shows up as a way to say "Fuck you" to anybody who thinks they're about to win. It often has nothing to do with him, yet he shows up anyway, purely to fuck with people.
While celebrating their survival in their win against Grimoire Heart, out of nowhere and with little warning, Acnologia comes and toys with Fairy Tail before destroying the entire island outright with a single breath-attack.
He becomes this again during the Tartarus arc. Marde Geer speculates that, once again, he was drawn to Zeref's presence (Zeref himself is terrified of the motherfucker, mind).
Foreshadowing: A subtle one during the Sirius Island arc: when Acnologia manages to pin Makarov to the ground, rather than mauling him like a beast he hits him with his arms, in other words, like a person punching someone. Much later we find out that he actually was a human.
He Who Fights Monsters: He turned into a dragon after slaying many of them, though it is implied he was transformed due to separate means.
The Juggernaut: If the top guilds, Fairy Tail included, struggled with 7 lowly Dragons, then the Sirius Island group truly didn't have a single hope of stopping this behemoth.
Just Toying with Them: Gildarts notices that Acnologia is simply toying with the Fairy Tail wizards when he attacks them.
Kill 'em All: His creed as a Dragon Slayer. Not so much that he was being a Knight Templar about his role, but moreso that he really liked his job, and massacred all dragons he came across, friend or foe, pretty much because he could.
Recently though, he has shown some vulnerability, actually staggering from one of Igneel's Megaton Punchs and, as of chapter 412, was smashed into the ground by the very same dragon. The later might be a case of Worf Had the Flu though, as Mard Geer states that Face would affect even Acnologia, which makes sense given his previous form as a Dragonslayer turned with magic, and the device had finally activated by that point.
Physical God: Quite possibly the closest thing to one in the Fairy-Tail-verse. His sheer power makes everyone who sees him, including the likes of Zeref and Mard Geer, go Oh, Crap, he No Sells everything that's thrown at him (including Magic that's supposed to be able to kill his kind), and he utterly destroys everything that gets in his way. When Zeref says that humans could never hope to match him, he's speaking literally.
Pride: Considers himself far above everything and everyone, humans and Dragons alike. He won't even speak to humans.
Puny Earthlings: Acnologia considers humans to be no more that mere insects and—just as humans have no desire to talk or reason with insects—has no desire to talk or reason with humans, despite the fact that he used to be human.
Red Baron: "The Black Dragon of the Apocalypse" and "The Dragon King". Marde also calls him Darkwing Acnologia.
Roar Before Beating: Later on, he almost completely destroys the island in a few swings were it not for the intervention of Makarov and Mavis.
Run or Die: The common reaction to his appearance is to either stop whatever you're doing and leg it as fast as you can in the opposite direction or prepare to make your Last Stand.
Suddenly Voiced: The first time we ever hear him bother to speak is during his fight with Igneel, when he notes that he's surprised to see another dragon after so long. He goes so far to say that he acknowledges the Fire Dragon King as an opponent... right before voicing his decision to destroy him.
Was Once a Man: Acnologia was once a Dragon Slayer who was turned into a Dragon via an unknown method.
Wind from Beneath My Wings: Just having this monster fly overhead creates a shockwave so powerful that it can topple an entire building.
Worf Had the Flu: Implied as of chapter 412. Mard Geer speculated earlier that Face's activation would affect Acnologia as well, given his previous form as a Dragonslayer transformed by magic. Sure enough, once Face is activated, Acnologia comes a-tumbling down from the sky hit by one of Igneel's strikes, seemingly defeated.
The White Dragon who raised Sting, and was killed by him to turn him into a "true" Dragon Slayer.
Badass Beard: As seen in a picture, he was bearded and apparently quite aged.
Back from the Dead: Reappears with Skiadrum in Chapter 412. What remains to be seen is if they're truly still alive, or if they're ghosts of some kind.
Big Damn Heroes: Reappears with Metalicana, Grandine, and Skiadrum to destroy the Faces.
Death Seeker: By letting Sting kill him and bathe in his blood, Weißlogia hoped to create the ultimate Dragon Slayer.
Good Counterpart: Perhaps to Acnologia, judging by their names having the same ending.
Holy Hand Grenade: Contrary to popular belief, White magic, which he taught to Sting, is not Light magic (which is its own specific brand and was used by a former member of Fairy Tail) - it's the equivalent of Holiness.
The Jade Dragon. He was killed 400 years ago by Acnologia during the dragons' civil war, in which he opposed those who wanted to live in harmony with humans. Wendy resurrects his spirit for information on what happened to her, Natsu, and Gajeel's dragon parents.
Posthumous Character: Zig-zagged; he's dead in the present, and was temporarily revived by Wendy's Milky Way spell. We later see him as alive, thanks to the Timy Wimey Ball plot of the Eclipse Gate, but once the Eclipse Gate is destroyed, he goes back to being dead.
The Runt at the End/What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Compared to the other dragons, Zirconis is pathetic and pretty much a joke. Not that this makes him less dangerous, as he manages to No Sell Mira's Satan Soul attack as if it was nothing. And even despite going up against two Dragon Slayers (Wendy and Laxus) while the others had one at most, he still has the upper hand.
Giant Flyer: Serves as this to Future Rogue. He's also the largest of the seven dragons.
Hero Killer: Motherglare's hatchlings were shown killing several prominent characters before Ultear turned back time.
Made Of Diamond: Claims to have an adamantine body, impervious even to the fangs of other dragons. To his/her defense, it has a body full of hard-looking scales. Is worth noticing that said body is so hard that it crashes the Eclipse Gate when he falls on it.
Mr. Exposition: He's the one who tells Fairy Tail about E.N.D. and Silver (if in somewhat vague terms), foreshadowing the start of the Tartarus Arc.
Nigh Invulnerable: So far he's capable of burning any magic that touches him. Until he met Silver, the IceDevil Slayer, who froze him (and the rest of the Giant Village) solid.That said,there's a chance he died before that,by more natural causes.
Take a Third Option: Implied. He's good friends with Igneel, a dragon in the pro-human faction, but doesn't seem to mind eating humans or barbecuing them. It's likely that he stayed out of the dragon civil war, taking neither side to avoid facing his friend.
Another of the seven dragons that comes through the Eclipse Gate.
Voiced by: Yoshihisa Kawahara (JP)
Beard of Evil: Despite his ichtian looks, he sports a beard at the tip of his chin.
Break Them by Talking: Tries to do this to Rogue by revealing it was his future self who brought them to the present.
Dark Is Evil: The anime gives him extremely dark coloration.
Meaningful Name: His name is derived from "Leviathan", a giant sea monster, to go with his aquatic attributes, namely his fins.
No Sell: Rogue failed to harm him at all, but only because he was too indecisive and mentally unsure.
Slasher Smile: Even for dragon standards, he's constantly grinning.
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.
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.
The most evil wizard who ever lived. He is known to have used magic to create demons and kill everything around him, and is responsible for most of the world's problems, directly and indirectly. Many evil wizards have hoped to resurrect him since his defeat 400 years ago. In reality, he has been living all this time on Sirius Island, where he's had plenty of time to think about all the trouble his magic causes.
The Ageless: It's still not clear how he pulled it off, but he has been stated several times to be immortal, and became immortal four hundred years ago. However, it's not Complete Immortality, because Zeref himself has indicated that he can still die if somebody kills him. Only problem is, he's become so powerful that he can probably count the amount of things that can kill him on one hand. He in fact created a bunch of powerful demons solely because he hoped they would be able to kill him.
Ambiguously Human: He looks perfectly human, and he might have started out as one too. But his ageless immortality, his sheer power, and his tendency to speak of humans as if he wasn't one himself, all imply that he isn't quite human anymore (if he ever was). Of course, given his opinion that he has long since crossed the in-universe Moral Event Horizon, he could simply no longer see himself as human anymore.
Curse: Zeref suffers from a rather cruel variation of this. Basically, the more he values life, the more everything around him dies. On the other hand, if he does not value life, he will regain control of his immense magic, and he will no longer automatically kill everything around him. However, the fact that he doesn't value life means that he will probably still kill people anyway, only intentionally this time. This way, it is set up so that he will always end up killing people, whether he wants to or not.
Dark Is Evil: He's not called "Black Mage" for nothing; along with other, more common dark magics, he could create his own demons and magical objects that were designed to kill people.
Death Glare: The image above shows how good he is at this.
Death Seeker: He expects to be killed by Natsu someday. And he'll wage war on humanity if he has to for it. The entire reason the demons of Tartaros even exist is because Zeref was trying to create something powerful enough to kill him.
Friendly Enemy: Towards Natsu. When the two finally see each other again in Chapter 372, Zeref greets him by smiling, and saying that he knew Natsu would be strong enough to make it that deep inside of Tartarus' headquarters.
Living MacGuffin: Several villains are out for his power, if not his very existence.
The Man Behind the Man: While he is technically not the leader of Tartarus (that would be E.N.D.), because he is the one who created the demons that make up the guild, they idolize him, making him something of a de facto figurehead. He otherwise has no direct involvement with them.
Misanthrope Supreme: Chapter 340 reveals that he has become this since the events of Sirius Island. Turns out that being Really 400 Years Old has given him the unique perspective to observe some rather unfortunate traits of human nature as well as the fact that humans never seem to learn from their past mistakes. What Hades pulled was the last strawto him, and Future Rogue's actions probably didn't help, either.
The real kicker? It's now looking as if a good number of the higher-tier demons that aren't colossal Eldritch Abominations can join guilds, and the higher-ranking members of Tartarus are made up of nothing but demons, including E.N.D., who just so happens to be their guild master.
Worf Had the Flu: It is precisely because of this that he lost to Ultear, who is, for all intents and purposes, not even close to being in his league. He states that because he didn't want to kill her, his Death Magic was weakened enough for him to actually lose. Despite this, Ultear was still so exhausted after fighting him that she collapsed.
Reluctant Warrior: The reason he kills Hades is solely because Grimoire Heart wanted to use him to destroy more lives.
Sealed Evil in a Can: Ultear and her guild are out to unseal him. His "resurrection" by Jellal was part of a plot to help unseal him. Ultimately subverted later on; he was never sealed to begin with, he just didn't feel like doing anything.
Tears of Remorse: Especially after he realizes Natsu isn't powerful enough to kill him yet.
Thanatos Gambit: The entire reason he created his demons, and why his demons are trying to activate Face, is so that E.N.D would be released, and would serve its original purpose: Killing Zeref. That's right, his demons are just an elaborate way for him to try to commit suicide, since almost nothing else in all of Earth Land even comes close to being able to put him out of his misery.
Then Let Me Be Evil: Since the events of Sirius Island, he kept pondering whether the world would truly change for the better and, having decide it won't, he decides to wipe out humanity to cleanse the world of its sins.
Time Stands Still: Before he appeared to Natsu in Chapter 372, he somehow caused the Tartarus mooks attacking him to freeze in place, while the world around him had its colors inverted, so that the two can speak one on one.
Tome of Eldritch Lore: The Book of Zeref, named after him, and written by him as well. It's a how-to book for the Black Arts, and explains in detail how to summon demons.
It turns out that it's not the Book, but Books; each book has the instructions to summons to summon one demon. Hence why Tartarus is sometimes called "Zeref's Bookshelf."
Tranquil Fury: He never raises his voice when he's angry, and yet his Death Glare can reduce people to being petrified with fear.
Walking Spoiler: It's virtually impossible to talk about him to someone who hasn't gotten to the point where he shows up without ruining something.
"Well Done, Son!" Guy: To the demons of Tartarus despite never having actually met him in person. Their primary goal is to meet him for the first time. Most of their villainy is merely them doing what they think Zeref wants from them.
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.
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.
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 Spirit mage.
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.
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: Seriously. 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 in a fight.
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.
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.
Heroic Sacrifice: Uses the incredibly powerful Iced Shell, which turns herself into solid ice with which to freeze Deliora.
Senseless Sacrifice: In a sense. Turns out Deliora was revived by Tartarus after the events of Galuna Island, where he finally died. However, that's still 10 years in which the world had been free of Deliora's evil. Subverted in that Silver was lying about being Deliora. Ur really did kill him and 10 years later, he's still dead.
An Ice Person: The strongest of these seen in the series until Silver was introduced.
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 advance levels in it while 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 mages 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.
Poluchkanote "Porlyusica" in the Del Ray manga translation and Funimation anime dub
Affiliation: Fairy Tail\
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cynicism Catalyst: Frosch's death becomes this to Rogue in the future (approximately in about a year), starting his fall into darkness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Affiliation: Ten Wizard Saints; Fairy Tail Magic:Green Magic Guild Mark: Left Forearm (color unknown)
A nature-loving member of the Ten Wizard Saints. He, along Mavis and Master Hades, is also one of the founding members of Fairy Tail.
Badass: By virtue of being one of the Four Gods of Ishgal, his magic abilities and power are superior to that of Makarov's.
Badass Grandpa: He's over 105 years old, though he was One of the Four Gods before Fairy Tail.
Actually subverted. He says himself that his magic has little to no offensive power and he's no good in a fight. He just has powerful support magic and was granted sainthood for his good deeds.
Remember Jura? Who, at one point, dismissed the title and simply claimed he was the weakest of the group? Of course, suffice to say, being the weakest simply doesn't mean weak. All he's shown so far is merely his support abilities, and even if he is more of a support mage, it doesn't necessarily mean he's a pushover.
Cloudcuckoolander: Has an odd habit of telling non-sensical jokes at the most unfitting of opportunities. A common trope that applies to most of the other Fairy Tail members.
Cool Old Guy: More than 105 years old and still pretty damn amazing.
Fan Disservice: Wanna see him naked in a hot spring? Yeah, neither did Team Natsu. Though, it did allow them to see Fairy Tail guild mark on his arm, suggesting he's still technically a member, just inactive or retired.
The Gadfly: He likes to joke and screw with his guests frequently... even at unfitting times.
Green Thumb: Uses Green Magic. He actively uses his powers to turn deserts into grasslands.
Humble Hero: Despite being considered god-like among the Wizard Saints, he's very modest about himself. He even mentions just because he is on the top four in the continent, doesn't mean he is top four in the world.
Mundane Utility: Despite him being among the four most impressive wizards of the continent, he still mainly uses his awe-inspiring powers for things such as gardening or transportation.
Nice Guy: From what we've seen so far, he is a kind and caring person.
Non-Action Guy: Claims to be this. His magic still turns out to be quite powerful.
Plant Person: Possibly — his head looks like a tree. He looked normal 105 years ago, when he founded Fairy Tail.
Retired Badass: His Fairy Tail guild mark suggests he's still technically a part of the guild, just not an active member.
Was Once a Man: He is one of the Four Gods of Ishgar which are all said to be not human. And he does indeed look just as much as a tree as a human. However, in the flashback from 105 years ago, he was unambiguously human without the plant features, so something must have happened during the years to make him what he is now. Though it is very possible that it was his own magic, and he himself chose to turn into a tree.