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These are all the members of Fairy Tail singled out to participate in an annual exam on the guild's sacred ground, Sirius Island (A.K.A. Tenrou Island), along with their partners and those conducting the exam.

Besides the main protagonists, these characters are all secondary protagonists.

Here be spoilers.
  • Badass Crew: Fairy Tail easily outnumbers the other guilds the number of badasses that can walk-on directly into the Grand Magic Games team without any significant loss in ass-kicking quality.
    • They are the only guild that is capable of taking on and defeating entire Empires, as shown with their war against Alvarez and the Spriggan 12, by far their most powerful enemy.
    • Their entire reason of participating in the Grand Magic Games was to prove a point and stop other guilds from looking down on them. If they had any ambitions beyond adventuring, fighting and drinking, like what Sabertooth and Phantom Lord had, it is almost certain they would be the most feared, most powerful, most dreaded guild in the world.
  • Combined Energy Attack: Almost the entire crew combined their powers with Laxus' to attack Acnologia. All for naught though, as the dragon basically waved it off.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: It's usually combat teamwork that causes the guild members to form close friendships.
  • Fishes Out of Temporal Water: They spent seven years inside the Fairy Sphere after the Sirius Island incident.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": When Acnologia attacks after they fight Grimoire Heart. And again when it returns during the Tartarus arc.
  • Mr. Fanservice: All the male guild members of Fairy Tail are rather easy on the eyes. Though with Makarov, he was a looker in his younger days.
  • Ms. Fanservice: All of the female guild members of Fairy Tail are just as attractive, if not more than the males.
  • Older Than They Look: They all appear physically seven years younger than they are chronologically.
  • The Power of Friendship: Master Mavis harnessed the Tenrou Group's love for each other to invoke Fairy Sphere that allowed them to survive Acnologia's island obliterating-capable roar.
  • True Companions: Fairy Tail's most sacred rule is look out for your teammates because they are all family.

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Guild Masters

    Makarov Dreyar 

Makarov Dreyar

Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (JP), R Bruce Elliott (EN)

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The elderly, miniscule master of Fairy Tail. The members of his guild often give him grief for the trouble they cause between him and the Magic Council, but he loves them as if they were all his children. His mastery over many forms of magic, including the size-increasing Giant magic and Elemental magic, has earned him the title of one of the Ten Wizard Saints, who are widely regarded as the most powerful wizards alive.
  • Action Dad: To Ivan.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: His magic allows him to turn any part of his body into that of a giant and he can use it on his whole body if he so wishes. Though when he's really ticked, he only uses it for intimidation.
  • Back from the Dead: In Chapter 537, he's literally brought back from the dead by Mavis and Zeref after their passing.
  • Badass Grandpa: He's 88 years old when the series begins, but that doesn't stop him from being one of the strongest fighters in the series.
  • Badass Mustache: He has a large mustache, and is one of the most powerful wizards in Fiore and a Wizard Saint. Upgrades to a full-on Badass Beard over the second Time Skip, having turned it into a goatee.
  • Bald of Awesome: Well, balding of awesome. It's subtly implied through a few jokes that he's losing his hair because of stress. Given that he runs Fairy Tail, can you blame him.
  • Barrier Warrior: Makarov knows Maximum Defense Seal magic.
  • Beard of Sorrow: His beard over the second Time Skip can be seen as one. He's significantly more depressed than he was in the first part of the series, facing a nearly hopeless war with Albareth and blaming himself for not stopping it.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's usually quite amiable, but do not underestimate him!
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Eccentric and good-humored, but don't hurt anyone in his guild if you know what's good for you.
  • Big Good: The master of Fairy Tail.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": He does this to Mavis in Chapter 505 as she tries to talk him out of using Fairy Law in a situation where it would kill him.
  • Brain Bleach: No one wants to see him naked, as the first OVA implies.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's usually blamed for all of his guild's wacky antics.
  • Cast from Lifespan: Fairy Law shaves lifespan in exchange for smiting enemies.
  • Cool Old Guy: Usually, he's a pretty pleasant guy who acts as a father figure for everyone in Fairy Tail.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • To Jose in the Phantom Lord arc.
    • In the Sirius Island arc, Makarov is on the receiving end from Hades.
    • A comedic example happens after Grimoire Heart's defeat. Makarov declares that the exam is canceled, but when Natsu protests, Makarov offers to let Natsu become S-Class if he wins in a fight. One panel after accepting, Makarov punches Natsu into a tree, easily defeating him.
  • Deus Exit Machina: While he naturally wouldn't get involved in most of the series' conflicts, as the characters travel far and wide while he stays at home and looks after the guild, some threats do target the guild or the city it's in and considering he's one of the strongest members of the Ten Wizard Saints (the ten strongest wizards on the eastern continent), most threats that target the guild would have little chance of succeeding if he were allowed to enter the fray, so he's usually incapacitated in some way.
  • Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: Makarov was genuinely surprised by how friendly Emperor Spriggan was, who had him treated as a guest of the Empire with a comfortable room, good food, and even card games, with the Emperor indicating that he was more than willing to negotiate with him when it comes to Lumen Histoire. Makarov even admitted he was expecting the Emperor to be more of an Evil Overlord. Then he finds out he's dealing with Zeref.
  • Died Standing Up: He dies standing in the pose he assumed when he used Fairy Law for the last time.
  • Dirty Old Man: He has pretty girls in his guild and he knows it. His perverted ways are downplayed in the anime and largely disappear from the series as a whole after a while.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: He uses Fairy Law, knowing it will kill him, to utterly destroy the "enhanced" and berserk Alvarez army. Even Irene is stunned, while Zeref mentions he expected nothing less from him.
  • Eccentric Mentor: Quirky, clumsy old man? Check. One of the series' strongest wizards who often guides or speaks to his wizards about what life and magic is? Check.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Shows his guild a stack of complaints from the Magic Council for troubles they'd caused, scolds them all for getting the council mad at him again...then burns the whole stack and pretty much says "Screw the Magic Council!"
  • Expy: His facial design in X792 bears a great resemblance to Shiba's original design.
  • A Father to His Men: He considers every member of the guild to be his children.
  • Foil: To Mavis. They both care a great deal for the guild as a whole, but Mavis is significantly more pragmatic when it comes to making strategies, which may be due to her having fought in a war and having Zeref's curse. This is exemplified in Chapter 505, when Makarov decides to use Fairy Law at the cost of his own life in spite of his belief that Mavis could come up with a winning strategy that doesn't require him to do that, simply because he can't bear to see his "children" suffer any longer.
  • Fridge Brilliance: In-universe example. Laxus' whole takeover attempt in the Fantasia arc is just a teenage temper tantrum fueled by fear that he was seen as nothing more than the master's grandson. Makarov throwing him out of the guild publicly forces Laxus to take his own unique path.
  • Friendly Fireproof: Fairy Law only harms those that Makarov considers an enemy.
  • Frontline General: Whenever his guild goes to war with another, Makarov will always throw himself into the action.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted; Makarov keeps trying to sacrifice his life for the Guild when things get bad,but his kids won't let him. At the end, though, he seems to pull off a successful one, using Fairy Law to wipe out Alvarez's army at cost of his own life. And even then, Mavis managed to bring him back.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: His Fairy Law spell engulfs a huge area in holy light.
  • I Have No Son: Subverted. This seems to be the case when he expels his son Ivan and grandson Laxus for bringing harm to their guild. However, he leads the guild in a warm sendoff for Laxus to prove he'll always watch over him, while he manages to keep a modicum of faith in Ivan for leaving his guild alone over the Time Skip.
  • I Regret Nothing: Expresses this prior to his Heroic Sacrifice
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Looked like a short, slender Laxus as a young man.
  • The Leader: He is the guild master of Fairy Tail, and the one who calls all the shots.
  • Light 'em Up: In his fight against Jose in the anime, which showcases this more than the manga.
  • Light Is Good: He's a powerful user Light Magic and can wield Fairy Law, usually wears a white and gold coat, and is the Guild Master of Fairy Tail.
  • Like a Son to Me: He considers all of the guild members to be his children.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: His lecherous-old-man tendencies, but they're Played for Laughs.
  • Manly Tears: After he expels Laxus and when his guild prevents him from making a Heroic Sacrifice against Acnologia.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Subverted to the point of Running Gag. Even when he literally dies, he's eventually brought Back from the Dead by Mavis's sacrifice.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: Makarov is extremely small, and it seems like he has been since at least when Laxus was a young child. His magic cures this problem, though.
  • My Greatest Failure: After he couldn't bring himself to unleash Lumen Histoire to stop Face, Markarov decides that it's time to disband Fairy Tail in order to protect them from the grave threat of the Albareth Empire.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a double-pointed cap in his earliest appearances.
  • Offhand Backhand: Delivers a pretty good one to Aria, topping off his Crowning Moment of Awesome versus Jose.
  • Oh, Crap!: Upon seeing for himself that Emperor Spriggan of the Albareth Empire is none other than Zeref.
  • Papa Wolf: Regards all of Fairy Tail as his children, and will go to great lengths to make sure they're safe. When Gajeel decides to target the Shadow Gear teamnote  in order to draw a response... well, suffice to say, it worked.
    Phantom Lord member: He's... a monster!
    Makarov: And you dared to lay a hand on this monster's children! Are you foolish enough to believe human laws will be enough to protect you from my rage?
  • The Paragon: His main goal isn't to crush evil, but rather to inspire good in others.
  • Parental Abandonment: His mother died the day he was born due to Mavis's curse, and Yuri died when he was four.
  • Parental Substitute: As A Father to His Men, he is this.
  • Passing the Torch: One of the Running Gags in the series is his inability to decide on a good successor, and just when he thinks he has one picked out, something happens that leads him to consider him being master until the day he dies. He finally does choose Gildarts, but Gildarts retires and shoves the position back on Makarov before anyone even has a chance to know he is the new master in the first place. Erza does the same, only with SLIGHTLY more time as leader. This means that Makarov is, all at once, the third, sixth and eighth master of the Fairy Tail guild (Macao having served as the 4th master during the Sirius Island time skip).
  • Playing with Fire: He is capable of fire magic.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Takes advantage of his Size Shifter abilities to grope girls.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: In the official manga localization, his Big "SHUT UP!" is translated as "Shut! Your! Mouth!!!"
  • Size Shifter: Though unlike the standard, he's one of the strongest characters in the series.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: The entire guild embodies this, but Makarov is the one who encourages this kind of behavior.
  • Stuffed in the Fridge: Emperor Spriggan was planning on invoking this with Makarov, sending his body to Natsu in order to piss him off, but he was saved in time by Doranbolt.
  • Team Dad: He's the master of Fairy Tail, so this kind of goes without saying. Natsu even calls him "gramps".
  • Where Did We Go Wrong?: It's implied at a few points during the Fantasia Arc, and spelled out in the dub of the scene in which he banishes Laxus, that he regrets how Laxus turned out.
  • The Worf Effect: Was hit with this during the Phantom Lord arc to hype up Aria and the other members of the Element Four. He specifically only lost because Aria caught him completely off-guard and erased his Magic before he could throw a punch. He was hit with it again during the Sirius Island Arc when fighting Hades, showing just how much stronger the former second Master of Fairy Tail is compared to him.
  • You Shall Not Pass: Against Acnologia.

    Gildarts Clive 

Gildarts Clive

Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (JP), Jason Douglas (EN)

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The S-Class wizard renowned as the most powerful member of Fairy Tail. As a testament of his strength, his magic, Crush, effectively reduces anything he touches to dust. He takes on jobs that have never been completed for tens or even hundreds of years, and thus only visits his guild a couple of years at a time for short periods of time. He is nominated by Makarov to become Fairy Tail's fifth master, but due to his extreme wanderlust, he shoves the position back onto Makarov.
  • The Ace: He is said to be the strongest wizard in the guild, full stop. To elaborate, Natsu is about as strong as both Erza and Mirajane, if not stronger, and is able to beat Laxus (albeit with Gajeel's help and after he was worn down from using Fairy Law). However, Natsu makes a point that he could never beat Gildarts. The only times he's lost a fight that we know of are against Acnologia and August, both of whom are the few antagonists whose powers are more broken than his.
  • Action Dad: Not only is he the most powerful wizard in Fairy Tail, he's also Cana's dad.
  • Artificial Limbs: He lost his left arm and leg to Acnologia, replacing them with metalic limbs. They also happen to contain their own Holder-type magic, which allows him to get in a good hit on August.
  • Badass Cape: It's tattered because of all the battles it has seen. He replaces it after the second Time Skip with a fancier, fur-lined cloak.
  • Battle Aura: One of the few characters shown to use one. It's so powerful, it actually reduces Natsu, one of the most Hot-Blooded Determinators in the series, to Tears of Fear.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: The guy is an absent-minded goofball of a dad, both to the guild's younger generation and his biological daughter. But piss him off, and that Death Glare of his will be the last thing you ever see.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He is susceptible to Male Gaze and keeps a Porn Stash in that satchel of his. However, he's a great guy at heart.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The manga has two chapters that focus primarily on Gildarts while he's Walking the Earth. Notably, they play out without a word of dialogue.
  • The Ditz: While he isn't totally stupid, he is very absent-minded to the point where he could walk into a wall and he wouldn't even notice because it'd smash to pieces.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: While it's almost exclusively Played for Laughs, Gildarts is prone to causing property damage just by walking into walls without thinking. This means that if he's not careful, he could seriously hurt or even kill someone by complete accident. Luckily, he manages to keep himself in check when around his guild.
  • Doting Parent: After Cana musters the courage to tell him she's his daughter, he ends up being reduced to a sappy pile of mush whenever she's in the vicinity. Ironically, Cana has since preferred Gildarts to give her some space.
  • Friend to All Children: He has a warm, fatherly relationship with Natsu and everyone from his age group who grew up at the guild. This especially includes Cana, who he didn't realize was his daughter for the longest time.
  • Genius Bruiser: He shows some rather sharp perception skills when it comes to fighting enemies he knows nothing about at first glance. He demonstrates this best in the Alvarez Empire arc, deducing that the Historia of God Serena is weaker than the genuine article, and later figuring out August's magic and weakness.
  • Handicapped Badass: He was reduced to wearing Artificial Limbs after an encounter with Acnologia went horribly wrong, and yet he still stands far above the rest of his guild.
  • Heroic Build: Despite being middle aged and over twice the age of the series' younger male fighters, his physique is far more developed and much more muscular. His muscles also aren't just for show; his physical strength alone has been shown to be glaringly and obviously superior to every opponent he faces.
  • Innocently Insensitive: For 12 whole years, despite always being kind to Cana, his constant absence and preoccupation with guild matters seriously hurt Cana's self-esteem without him knowing when she first tried to tell him she was his daughter. Once he learns the truth, he makes up for all the times he neglected her by being as mortifyingly smothering as possible.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In the rare instances where he's forced to go all out against an opponent, Gildarts is shown to have not just strength and endurance, but a fair bit of agility to boot. This is especially noticeable in the Sirius Island arc when he's able to match Blue Note blow for blow while his opponent has a crushingly heavy gravitational field in effect.
  • Married to the Job: His penchant for accepting jobs that would last years at a time led to him separating from his wife, Cornelia. It was also because of this that he never even knew Cana was his daughter until she finally told him.
  • Megaton Punch: His ultimate technique, Haja Kensei,note  is capable of sending even the heaviest of Mighty Glaciers flying.
  • Mighty Glacier: When faced with opponents who are significantly weaker than him, he can whup their butts while literally standing in a single spot. This is especially demonstrated during Natsu's battle with him in the S-Class exam, where Natsu considers making him budge a few feet as a major accomplishment.
  • Nice Guy: He is one of the downright coolest guys you could hope to meet in Fairy Tail.
  • No-Sell: His magic, Crush, can be used to cancel any spell that's thrown at him by disintegrating it.
  • Papa Wolf: The one surefire way to elicit a Death Glare from Gildarts is to threaten to harm his kids, be they his younger guildmates or his real daughter.
  • Parental Substitute: He has this mindset with the majority of youngsters who grew up with Fairy Tail. Since most of them are orphans, he is effectively a second father to them.
  • Perma-Stubble: He has a five-o'-clock shadow that almost reaches Badass Beard levels of awesome. Then he actually grows a beard.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Destructive Savior doesn't even begin to cover what he can do with his magic. It's so bad, the entire city of Magnolia has a "Gildarts Shift" that reconverts the entire layout of the city to have a single, straight road to the Fairy Tail guildhall, just to prevent him from walking into a house by accident.
  • Porn Stash: He has one in his travel bag. Natsu finds it.
  • Put on a Bus: He decides to go Walking the Earth right after Makarov passes the mantle of guild master to him. He eventually returns in the final battle against the Spriggan 12 in the Alvarez Empire arc.
  • Really Gets Around: He goes through the names of no fewer than thirteen women he slept with to determine which one could be Cana's mother. That being said, Cana's mom was the only woman he ever settled with before or since.
  • Remember the New Guy: Only happens in the anime, which omits every mention of Gildarts up to just a handful of episodes before his introduction, and yet everyone in the guild remains just as excited to see him again.
  • Secret Keeper: As Makarov's sole (attempted) successor, Gildarts is granted the knowledge of Lumen Histoire only permitted to Fairy Tail's guild masters.
  • There Was a Door: Taken to ridiculous extremes, where simply walking into a wall is enough to smash a hole through it.
  • Touch of Death: His Crush magic is about as dangerous as it sounds when used on the human body, causing people to split apart into tiny blocks. At best, however, it would just turn them into bite-sized duplicates of themselves.
  • Unfit for Greatness: Played with. After the Sirius Island arc, Makarov decides to name Gildarts the fifth master of Fairy Tail. He celebrates the position with an almost immediate resignation letter, saying that being guild master isn't really his style.
  • Walking the Earth: He spends more time away on guild missions than he does at the guild itself.
  • World's Strongest Man: To a certain extent, he has all the makings of this by virtue of being the strongest wizard of the strongest magic guild in Fiore, barring Acnologia, who isn't human to begin with (not anymore, anyway). This is further toyed around in the Alvarez Empire arc, where his opponents are two other contenders for this trope. The first, God Serena, is actually a replica of the recently deceased strongest of the Ten Wizard Saints who turns out to be far less powerful than he was in life, making a comparison of strength forever indeterminable between them; the other, August, manages to withstand Gildarts and even claims a near victory if not for his decision to spend his own life. With both of them gone by the end, Gildarts's official standing remains undetermined.

    Erza Scarlet 
See her entry on the Strongest Team page.

S-Class Wizards

    Mirajane Strauss 

Mirajane Strauss

Voiced by: Ryoko Ono (JP), Monica Rial (EN)

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A semi-retired S-Class wizard who works at Fairy Tail as an employee. She is an expert at using Transformation Magic to alter her appearance, clothes, and voice. She is also the eldest of three siblings who specialize in Take Over magic, a spell that lets its caster take over the powers of creatures they come in contact with; her specialty is Satan Soul, which allows her to take over the powers and forms of demonic beings. However, she temporarily loses this ability due to the trauma of losing her youngest sibling in an accident.
  • Absolute Cleavage: In Satan Soul.
  • Action Girl: Big time, rivaled only by Erza in Fairy Tail.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: She and her younger siblings were frequently ridiculed and eventually exiled by their home village for their Take-Over powers when they were kids, especially when Mira had used her powers to rescue a church.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Satan Soul: Alegria. By far, the most powerful of her transformations ever shown, but after just a few seconds of use, it drains her of so much of her energy that she's unable to even stand. Which leaves her completely defenseless when Irene Belserion, the "Scarlet Despair" shows up.
  • Badass Adorable: She may seem sweet, but she's also one of the most badass characters, one of four S class wizards in Fairy Tail, alongside Erza, Laxus and Gildarts.
  • Badass Longcoat: Satan Soul: Sitri has one.
  • Bare Your Midriff: As a child and up until the presumed death of her sister.
    • Also her Satan Soul Take Over.
  • The Bartender: Sometimes acts as this in the guild. She's definitely got the friendly, good advice part down.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's polite and caring...until you hurt one of her loved ones, such as Elfman, and then she'll show you she still lives up to her old title of "The She-Devil". Fried finds out the hard way.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: If you slight her, she will get you back. Gajeel suffered this one.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She punched out Seilah just after she had paralyzed Erza, rescuing Erza, Minerva, Lector, and Frosch.
  • Big Sister Instinct: There is a line that no one should cross. As some tropes here say, Fried crosses it.
    • Seliah admitting to forcing Elfman to try and destroy the guild certainly crossed it for her.
  • Broken Bird: As of Chapter 381, it is revealed that the Strauss siblings were orphaned, and were ousted from their home village for Mirajane's demon Take Over, even if she had rescued a church with said powers. When she first joined Fairy Tail, like Erza, she didn't want to speak to anybody, though her younger siblings had no problem socializing. She even tried to leave the guild. A few years later, she presumably lost her younger sister, Lisanna. She seems to have recovered completely after Lisanna came back.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She has her moments.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Subjected to this briefly by Irene Belserion for defeating her subordinates, with her tormentor stating she was going to take her time killing her by starting with melting her skin. August puts an end to it with a quick beam through Mira's heart, though Brandish saves her by secretly shrinking the wound.
  • Contralto of Danger: Her Satan Souls tend to deepen her voice to varying degrees upon usage.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: In the anime-only Key of the Starry Heavens arc, after curbstomping Mary Hughes, rather than finish her off as everyone expected, she just waves her finger in Mary's face and says "Bad! Bad!"
  • Cool Big Sis: To several, particularly Lucy, not to mention in a literal sense to Elfman and Lisanna.
  • Covert Pervert: Seems to have BDSM tendencies, especially judging by her spanking of Bound and Gagged Erza due to a penalty game.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Completely trashes Fried with her Superpowered Evil Side in the Fantasia arc.
    • Delivers another against Blue Pegasus' Jenny and later Kamika of the Garou Knights in the Grand Magic Games arc.
    • Deals another to Juliet Sun and Heine Lunasea with her Satan Soul: Algeria, but it leaves her exhausted when their boss Irene shows up.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Originally hated her Take Over powers since she and her siblings were chased out of their hometown because of them and she didn't consider herself human anymore. She managed to accept them after her siblings showed her they had the same kind of magic.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Orphaned, chased out of her home village because of her powers and then presumably lost one of her younger siblings.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Her powerset, known as Satan Soul, involves taking over and transforming into powerful demonic beings and using their abilities in combat. She is also one of the kindest, bubbliest and good-natured people in the entire series.
  • Death Glare: Her "Demon" eyes.
    • Returns one to an equally glaring Seilah in the Tartaros Arc and what a look it was...
  • Demonic Possession: Inverted; she's the one who possesses demons, as explained by Makarov during a flashback.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Often has a cheerful smile even in situations when others would be upset. Sometimes, even when she herself is upset, she'll have this expression before suddenly breaking into comedic tears.
  • Elemental Powers: Lightning, Water, and Darkness.
  • Enfant Terrible: Was one when she was younger, though Lisanna's death caused a great shift in her personality.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Hers takes a while to happen, but it comes when she assumes Satan Soul and easily defeats Fried when he's about to kill Elfman. She then regains control of herself and spares Fried, saying that they're comrades in the same guild.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Lucy has been seen looking at her modeling pictures. In the Fantasia arc, it's been stated that she has captured the hearts of men and women across the land.
  • The Exile: Along with her siblings, Mirajane was exiled from her home village due to their Take-Over powers.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: After her sister Lisanna was attacked by their brother Elfman, she changed her hair from a ponytail to a forehead tail. The new hairstyle is more in keeping with the sweeter personality she developed.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Double Subversion. Many have said that she's a good chef, but she's easily the most feminine out of all of the cast. However, interestingly enough, she was even able to cook when she was a kid.
  • Finger-Licking Poison:
    "Poison? That's merely a dessert... For a demon like me <3."
  • Former Teen Rebel: She's sweet now, but as a kid she was Perky Goth who walked a line between Hot-Blooded and Jerkass.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Jenny Realight, and sometimes with Erza if their former rivalry even comes up anymore.
  • Game Face: Satan Soul.
  • Girly Bruiser: She is the Team Mom of the guild, is incredibly gentle, and is said to be the guild's Team Chef. She also has a modelling gig with Sorceror's Weekly Magazine. Her Satan Soul forms, however, make her very much a bruiser.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: She had Tsurime Eyes when she was younger and when she uses Satan Soul, now she has Tareme Eyes.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: She usually has a role in most arcs, especially ones where the entire guild does, but particularly during the Phantom Lord arc where she stands in as The Chick for Lucy in her absence and the Grand Magic Games arc, where she can be considered Natsu's Lancer when they go to rescue Lucy.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: To protect Lisanna from Azuma's explosives in the Sirius Island arc.
  • Idiot Hair: She purposely wears it this way. As a teenager, she had a Tomboyish Ponytail.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: During her youth, after being harassed by people and ousted from her village, Mira began to resent her power. Now averted, as she uses her power to protect her siblings.
  • Indifferent Beauty: While it's been mentioned that she's won the hearts of men and women all over the country, she never actually uses her looks to her advantage.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Emphasizing her sweet, compassionate nature.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In her youth, despite being rude and abrasive, she still cared for her younger siblings.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Soul Extinction.
  • The Lad-ette: When she was younger.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: After Fried hurt Elfman, she finally showed just how dangerous she can be.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Her Satan Soul lets her fly and move with incredible speed and make shock-waves with her punches.
  • Literal Genie: She has a bit of fun with this during the beauty pageant in the Fantasia arc. While the other contestants use their magic to change into alluring costumes or bathing suits, she uses hers to make a happy face... Happy the cat, that is.
    "This is my happy face!"
  • Little Big Sister: She's Elfman's older sister, but doesn't look like it since he's way bigger and really protective of her.
  • Little Miss Badass: Before Mirajane joined Fairy Tail, she defeated a demon attacking a church with her Satan Soul.
  • Marked Change: Her Satan Soul gives her a weird, black scar thing over her eye.
  • Meaningful Name: The first half of her name (and frequent nickname), Mira, means "peace." It was more of an Ironic Name during her Enfant Terrible years, but it suits her adult persona extremely well.
  • Ms. Exposition: She's often the one explaining things about the guild or guilds in general to Lucy (and thus to the audience).
  • Ms. Fanservice: To the point of winning a fanservice contest against another model in the Grand Magic Games.
  • Mystical White Hair: A mage with white hair.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: She endured one from Seilah, who was using demonic power.
  • No-Sell: Thanks to Satan Soul, things like poison have no effect on her. It prevents her from being turned into a demon by Tartaros because she already can turn into one, and made her immune to Seilah's Macro.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: Zig-zagged. She comes across as a cloudcuckoolander at times, but there are a few moments that imply she's trying to hide her inner pain through her act. It's also mentioned that she tends to act like The Ditz as part of a persona she assumes.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Her spells transform her into different kinds of demons.
  • People Puppets: Uses Take Over on Seilah, gaining her curse, Macro. She uses it to command Elfman to save her. After the second Time Skip, she now has full access to Seilah's form after using take-over on her half-dead state after defeating her..
  • Perky Goth: In her youth, though she wasn't so much "perky" as she was Hot-Blooded.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She usually wears pink dresses.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Satan Soul.
  • Power Makes Your Voice Deep: In her Satan Soul Takeovers.
  • Powers via Possession: Her family's trademark magic. Her particular brand is Demonic Possession.
  • Proper Lady: The apparent death of her little sister mellowed her into one of these. The threatened death of her brother turned her into Silk Hiding Steel.
  • Psychosomatic Superpower Outage: Her sister's death was such a shock that she hasn't been able to use her full power ever since until she is threatened with the loss of her remaining sibling.
  • Red Baron: She used to be called "The Demon" or "The She-Devil", and for good reason.
  • Red Right Hand: A few of her transformations still have the Idiot Hair ponytail.
  • The Rival: To Erza. They even had their own version of Natsu and Gray's slugfests when they were younger, though now they are good friends. Still relishes any opportunity to bring Erza down a peg. She is also this to Jenny Realight of Blue Pegasus due to their modeling careers.
  • Save the Villain: She claims that her Take Over: Seilah was an example of this, as Lisanna points out that Seilah was about to die. Gray's still incredulous that Mirajane counts stealing her body as an example of this.
  • Sealed in a Person-Shaped Can: She used Take Over on all the members of Tartarus. Though funnily enough this seems to be her way of showing mercy, since they would have all permanently died if left alone.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She quickly agrees to a modelling contest in her fight with Jenny to show off her body. Though she at least has more control over herself than Erza.
  • Shamu Fu: In the Eclipse Celestial Spirits arc, she takes down Pisces by grabbing the mother by the tail and whacking the son with her shark body.
  • Shipper on Deck: Natsu/Lucy, in an omake.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: She does this to Laxus when he mocks Team Shadow Gear and Lucy for their weakness in the war with Phantom Lord, and points out that Makarov insisted that no one was to blame, adding that includes Laxus himself, who didn't help. Laxus is unfazed, though.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Wears spaghetti strap dresses. As a child, she wore tank tops.
  • Sibling Team: With Elfman and Lisanna until the latter's death. Subverted again when Lisanna comes back.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: So sweet and adorable and spacey, it's easy to forget she's an S-Class wizard.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Was this to Erza in her childhood.
  • Stripperiffic: Her Satan Soul Take Over.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Satan Soul is a subversion. She's extremely angry the first time she uses it after Lisanna's death, so it seems like this at first.
  • Team Mom: Is pretty much the entire guild's mother, which is kinda creepy considering she's also their poster girl.
  • Tears of Fear: When faced with the two strongest members of the Spriggan 12.
  • Tears of Joy: When she reunites with her Not Quite Dead sister Lisanna.
  • The Tease: Comes with her status as an in-universe gravure model. Sometimes will use her transformation magic to turn into other women (Lucy usually becomes the unwilling target) and makes sexy poses for the men.
  • Tender Tears: In most of her emotional moments, her tears are more subdued compared to the males.
  • Terrible Artist: Her drawings look like those of a kindergartener.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She was the tomboy to Lisanna's girly girl. Currently averted.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: When she was younger.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Her backstory. She's still got a dark side, though.
  • Transformation Sequence: When she does her Satan Soul Takeover magic.

    Laxus Dreyar 

Laxus Dreyar

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (JP), Hideyuki Hayami (JP - young), Patrick Seitz (EN), Mary Morgan (EN - young)

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Click here to see his pre-Time Skip appearance 

The grandson of Makarov Dreyar and son of Ivan Dreyar, Laxus is an S-Class wizard, and heir to the title of guild master. When he starts out, he values strength above all else and doesn't get along well with most of his fellow guildmates, particularly his grandfather. However, after Makarov expels him from the guild following the Battle of Fairy Tail, he decides to become a better person to the point that he rejoins the guild by the time Natsu and the others are on Sirius Island. He uses Lightning Magic, and is also the Lightning Dragon Slayer via artificially implanted magic courtesy of his excommunicated father Ivan.
  • The Ace: He's gotten rid of most of his personality issues, and is actually amicable, if a bit standoffish. Cemented by the fact that he beat Jura, who is ranked 5th among the Wizard Saints..
    • There are now fan debates on whether or not he's become stronger than Gildarts. And we're still not sure whether or not Gildarts is stronger than Makarov...
  • Achilles in His Tent: He refuses to help the guild out against Phantom Lord, saying he's on a job.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: In the manga, his eyes are orange but portrayed as blue/gray in the anime.
  • All Your Powers Combined: In the anime, he tells all the other members to combine their magic with his Raging Bolt to use against Acnologia. Sadly, it doesn't work.
  • And This Is For...: In the Grand Magic Games arc, he beats up all the members of Raven Tail who hurt and/or humiliated Wendy, Carla, Gray, and Lucy. Humorously, when he gets to the one member who didn't do anything to Fairy Tail, he basically says "I got nothing" and blasts him anyway.
    • In the Albareth Empire arc, he dedicates his finishing attack against Wahl to the Raijin Tribe, whom Wahl's proxy had blown up.
  • Anti-Hero: He was originally a Nominal Hero and then a Anti-Villain, but he seems to have softened into a Pragmatic Hero after his return.
  • Arc Villain: He's the main antagonist of the Battle of Fairy Tail arc.
  • Badass Baritone: In the dub, he's voiced by Patrick Seitz. Even in the original Japanese version, Katsuyuki Konishi uses a very deep voice.
  • Badass Longcoat: It's covered in fur and completely awesome.
  • Batman Gambit: Counted on Wahl to use his Anti-Magic to nullify the magic barrier he created, which happened to nullify the Magical Barrier Particles lingering in his body as well, allowing Laxus to fight at full strength once more.
  • Big Bad: Of the Battle of Fairy Tail arc, where his efforts to become leader involve manipulating a battle royal between the members of the guild by taking members of the beauty pageant hostage then threatening to destroy the town and hoping that Makarov surrenders the title of guild master to him.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Just when Natsu's about to be killed by Hades, Laxus busts in and smacks the man right in the face. He pulls another one by delivering a power punch to buy time for Team Natsu to deliver the final blow.
    • He pulls another one Post-Timeskip when Fairy Tail is attacked by one of the Spriggan Twelve, he swoops down from an airship to not only stop Ajeel's attack but stop the guy in his tracks with an absolutely massive lightning bolt.
  • The Big Guy: On Fairy Tail's B Team and the combined team in the Grand Magic Games arc.
  • The Bus Came Back: He's completely absent after being expelled from the guild until the Sirius Island arc, where he returns to help Fairy Tail defeat Hades.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Makarov isn't his father, but when he was younger, Laxus called his literal old man out for expelling his dad from the guild, causing their relationship to sour.
  • Character Development: At the beginning of the series, Laxus considers strength to be the most important thing in the world. After a few months of traveling and finding himself, he says this after giving Natsu all of his magical power to fight Hades.
    Natsu: "Why did you give this to me? I'm so much weaker than you."
    Laxus: "It's not about strong or weak. Who was the one hurt by all this? Someone with the guild's brand needs to handle this...the right way. Take the pain that was caused to your guild and return it 100 fold."
  • Chick Magnet: At the Grand Banquet Ball after the GMG, he attracts a bunch of female admirers that swoon over him despite him seemingly not even trying to or wanting the attention.
    • Again, in the anime exclusive episode, Lighting Man.
    • And again, in the spin-off manga when he and the Thunder God Tribe join Blue Pegasus during the second time skip.
  • Coat Cape: Seriously, he almost always wears that coat.
  • The Coats Are Off: Discards his coat to fight Natsu and Erza in the Fighting Festival arc, and later against Jura in the Grand Magic Games arc.
  • The Comically Serious: Best shown during the scenes with the rest of the Guild. Before his Heel–Face Turn he was often off to the side ignoring everyone's wild antics. Even after mellowing out he remains rather serious while others like Natsu are off starting a bar brawl or acting weird.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Post time-skip he seems to be doing this in spades. He curbstomps Raven Tail, which includes his own father, and Tempesta who is one of the Nine Gates of Hell of Tartaros.
  • Deceptive Disciple: Starts out as one to his own grandfather, but grows out of this after being beaten by Natsu and Gajeel.
  • Duel Boss: Subverted. Natsu wants to take him down alone so badly in the Fighting Festival arc ("This is my chance to take the top spot!"), but after Laxus almost kills him, he accepts Gajeel's help.
  • Dynamic Entry: His entrance attack against Hades in the Sirius Island arc.
  • Expy: He's very much based on Captain Hardner from Mashima's previous manga, Rave Master. Both of them pull a Face–Heel Turn because of a mindset that they later renounce; they start off calm and collected, and get progressively more Ax-Crazy the more their plan unravels; and they're both defeated by the combined efforts of The Hero and a dragon who joined them by means of Defeat Means Friendship.
  • The Exile: After the Battle of Fairy Tail, Laxus goes into exile after his grandfather expels him from the guild for understandably causing pain and suffering.
  • Face Realization: After kicking the dog and beating the shit out of Natsu and Gajeel during his stint as an Arc Villain, he finally decides he'll finish everyone in Fairy Tail off in one fell swoop with Fairy Law, adding that he doesn't care that his grandfather might be dying as one final kick before unleashing the spell...and no one is more surprised than him when the light fades and no one, not even the very people he decried as weak, are so much as touched by it. He tries to convince himself that he somehow messed up the casting, but once Freed reminds him that it would destroy everyone he saw as an enemy, he goes absolutely berserk rather than admit that he couldn't kill anyone because deep down he never wanted to. Only when he's defeated and calms down does he finally accept it.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Pronounced canines are actually a common trait among Dragon Slayers, but he did not have them until he actually started using Dragon Slayer Magic in the middle of his berserk rage against Fairy Tail in an arc where he was the main antagonist.
  • Fatal Flaw: His arrogance ends up leading to his expulsion.
  • Freudian Excuse: Parental Abandonment and/or the cause of the scar is what led to him being a Jerk Ass at the beginning of the story.
    • Not only that, he hated being seen (At least in his eyes) as simply Makarov's grandson instead of his own unique being. This is what lead to his attempt at taking over Fairy Tail as he wanted to prove himself.
  • Foreshadowing: Around the start of the battle against Hades, and even earlier, a powerful thunderstorm covers the island. Guess whose arrival those strikes of lighting heralded?
    • Also, when he asks Mystogan which of the two of them is the strongest, Mystogan replies that he would choose Gildarts over either of them. Laxus says that Gildarts is never coming back. Gildarts does return, and not long after that. One wonders if Laxus is actually relieved that he wasn't able to kill anyone...
  • Game-Breaking Injury: After sucking up Tempesta's poison, he is hurt so badly he basically falls into a coma. Makes sense since it is poison.
    • Chapter 472 showed that even if he ultimately received the antidote, the damage was done. When Wahl used his Enemy Scan ability on him, he saw how messed up his internal organs were, and wondered how he was even alive. Indeed, Laxus has been dealing with chronic pain ever since then, and it's only been getting worse and worse...
  • Genius Bruiser: Laxus is far more intelligent that looks would suggest, especially when he matures, and is a tactical fighter.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: He goes crazy when he realizes that he doesn't hate Fairy Tail enough to kill a single member himself.
  • Good Costume Switch: An unusual variant. He changes from a gaudy outfit completed by a fur lined jacket to a simple one with a traveling cloak. Not so much good and evil as prideful and humble.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: A lightning bolt through his eye.
  • Having a Blast: Raging Bolt.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: Before he is excommunicated, he was always seen wearing headphones. He stops wearing them since the Grand Magic Games.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He tries to destroy Fairy Tail in order to remake it in his own image. After being snapped out of his madness, however, he embraces his kindhearted nature.
  • Heroic Build: He's really muscular and becomes a more heroic person.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Instead of dodging an incredibly large and powerful attack from Hades, he takes it. All so he could give all his magical power to Natsu. Why? Because it was Fairy Tail that was hurt, and a member of Fairy Tail should be the one to return it 100-fold.
    • He chose to use his own body to shield Wendy from Zirconis. Thankfully, time was reversed, giving Wendy the foresight to avoid the dragon, but it doesn't change the fact that Laxus had been fully willing to protect her.
    • Later sucks up Tempesta's poison to save the Raijin Tribe and Yajima, with his order being that they take them all home.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Casting Fairy Law cost him a ton of magic energy, and this was the only reason Natsu and Gajeel were able to defeat him.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: Fairy Law, which casts a bright light on the battlefield that attacks anyone the user sees as his enemy.
  • Hulking Out: During his battle with Natsu and Gajeel in the Fighting Festival arc when he reveals that he is a Dragon Slayer, complete with enlarged canines and scales appearing on his arms. It hasn't happened since.
  • Identical Grandson: Looks like a tall, muscular version of young Makarov. Hades double takes when Laxus charges in, and calls Laxus "boy" which he used to call Makarov.
    • Seems to be a case of Strong Family Resemblance. While Laxus resembles his Grandfather the most, he also bears a strong enough resemblance to his great-grandfather, Yuri (the 4th unknown founder of FT) that fans immediately guessed that the 4th founder was Makarov's father. And of course, Ivan is the Black Sheep of the family.
  • It's Personal: Inverted. He gives his power to Natsu instead of fighting Hades himself specifically because he feels as he wasn't a member of Fairy Tail anymore, he shouldn't be the one to take out Hades. See Character Development above.
    • Played straight against Raven Tail as he was not happy about how his own father would hurt his family.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He starts out as a jerkass who refuses to listen to his kind-natured heart, but when he is forced to do so, he becomes a much nicer person. He's still a bit distant and says some oftentimes blunt things, but he cares for the guild more then anything.
  • Kick the Dog: After refusing to help out against Phantom Lord, he mocks Team Shadow Gear for being weak enough to lose to Gajeel, and blames Lucy for the entire guild war, much to Erza and Mirajane's anger.
  • Leitmotif: The prevalant music from the Fighting Festival arc. Becomes very apparent when it starts playing again after he storms in to attack Hades.
  • Light 'em Up: He knows how to perform Fairy Law which is one of the "Three Great Fairy Magics" distinct to the Fairy Tail Guild.
  • Light Is Not Good: Applies if you go by the alternate spelling of his name, Luxus (Lux is latin for light). Subverted at the end of the Fantasia arc; he was Good All Along.
  • Lightning Bruiser: All puns aside, this guy's abilities are ridiculous. He's hard enough to hit as it is, and when things really get dicey, he can actually turn himself into lightning, which makes him ridiculously fast. He's one of the toughest sons of bitches in a guild where being tough is par for the course, and his lightning magic is ridiculously powerful. This doesn't even take into account him being a Dragon Slayer or having Fairy Law in his arsenal. A perfect example of this comes up in his fight with Mystogan: Mystogan hit him with a devastating spell that took so long to set up that he needed to use illusions to keep Laxus occupied and buy himself enough time to cast it. When Laxus figured this out, he hit Mystogan with an equally powerful spell that he just fired off in the seconds it took for the latter's spell to activate. (although the two are considered to be equals, Laxus is more combat oriented while Mystogan specializes in stealth and utility).
    • Interestingly, before his Character Development, he had a tendency to turn himself into a Fragile Speedster/Glass Cannon. His arrogance had him cast ridiculously powerful and costly spells (read: Fairy Law) when he really didn't need to, which caused him to wear himself out and make it easier (read: actually possible) for Natsu to beat him. However, he's since grown out of this.
  • Manly Tears: When he is excommunicated, Fairy Tail gives him the send-off of a lifetime to let him know that they still consider him one of their own, causing him to cry on his way out.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Right after Makarov is defeated by Hades.
  • Not So Stoic: Cries when he is forced to leave Makarov behind to save the others when faced with Acnologia. Also during the Magic Tournament, he enjoyed his fight with Jura and definitely was not emotionless.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Justified. No matter how much he hates Fairy Tail's reputation, he doesn't have the stomach to directly kill anyone.
  • Pet the Dog: Even before learning his lesson, he did treat the Thunder Legion with respect and had a fair amount of pride in their abilities, with them being his only friends within the guild.
    • Another quick one is telling the guild to let it go about Mystogan putting them to sleep, because he's shy. He immediately goes to insulting everyone else, but still.
    • He doesn't object to his grandfather's attempt to perform a Heroic Sacrifice, not because he doesn't care, but out of respect for Makarov's decision. When Makarov finally does a Heroic Sacrifice, he comforts Mavis and asks her to continue on for the sake of the guild and Makarov.
  • Pride: The reason for his rebellion, and his defining character trait pre-excommunication. After his return, he still has pride in his admittedly monstrous abilities, but it's majorly toned down and he no longer believes his power makes him better than everybody else.
  • Psycho Electro: He's a Lightning Dragon Slayer and starts out evil. He gets better.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of the Fantasia arc.
  • Redemption Equals Affliction: Laxus' fate at the beginning of the Tartarus arc, as he sucks up all the Bane particles released by Tempester, which puts him out of commission for most of the arc.
  • Ride the Lightning: He can turn himself into lightning to dodge an attack or travel short distances.
  • Rugged Scar: Has a scar shaped like a lightning bolt over his eye.
  • Shipper on Deck: Implied to be one of Evergreen and Elfman, given his snarky comments and knowing nod toward them at the end of the Tenrou Island arc.
  • Shock and Awe: His main form of magic.
  • Smoking Is Cool: At first, but it was dropped early in the manga, and removed entirely in the anime.
  • Smug Super: Pre-Character Development he was an utter Jerkass but also the strongest member of the guild outside of both Makarov and Gildarts, and everyone and him knew it. Post-development has him tone it down considerably, but there's no denying the fact he's still one of the strongest and is very much aware of that fact.
  • Social Darwinist: He initially believes that Fairy Tail should adopt this ideal in order to become stronger.
  • The Stoic: After returning, he has a calm demeanor.
  • Tame His Anger: Upon his return after the fight at Sirius Island, Laxus has mellowed out considerably.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: He gives his power to Natsu instead of fighting Hades himself because he believes it needs to be a member of Fairy Tail to take him down.
  • Took a Level in Badass: A interesting version. He was already the second strongest person in the guild after Gildarts but after getting kicked from the guild and taming his anger he improved his fighting style significantly upon returning. So much so that he beats Jura in a straight fight.
    • Earlier than this, Laxus was actually rather scrawny and weak as a child, leading his father to implant Lightning Dragon Slayer Lacrima into him to remedy this.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After his father's excommunication, Laxus becomes a jerk to his grandfather and everyone else at the guild.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Loses his arrogant, apathetic nature after returning to help Team Natsu against Hades.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In flashbacks, he looked up to his grandfather and thought Fairy Tail was a great guild. All that changed when he started having to deal with being the master's grandson, and after his father's excommunication.
  • Use Your Head: In the anime, he delivers a shockingly effective one to Hades immediately the following above mentioned case of a double take.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Thunder Dragon Roar.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Like all Dragon Slayers, he also suffers from motion sickness. While it's never been shown, he's apparently had it for awhile, though he tells Mirajane not to tell Natsu, since he'd Never Live It Down.
  • Walking the Earth: When he is excommunicated. He eventually returns.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In his own way, he loves his guild and hates it when anyone laughs at it. He just focuses on its reputation more than its actual members, and ends up endangering their lives because of it.
  • Whole Costume Reference: Anime only. In the Fantasia arc, his outfit resembles what Ginji Amano wore back when he was known as the Lightning Emperor of the Limitless Fortress.
  • Worf Had the Flu: It's revealed the poison particles from Tempester weren't completely healed from his body and he's been in chronic pain since. Wahl manages to pinpoint this weakness during his battle against Laxus and, not surprisingly, the pain kicks in just as Wahl activates his super form.
  • Worthy Opponent: In his own, round-about way, he considered only Natsu and Erza strong enough to fight the Thunder God Tribe during his Fairy Games. He also considered Mystogan the only member of Fairy Tail who'd probably stand a chance against him in a one-on-one, if only for the fact that Mystogan was the one opponent whose magic he wasn't familiar with.

S-Class Exam Participants and Their Partners

    Team Natsu 
See their separate entry on Fairy Tail Strongest Team.

    Gajeel Redfox 

"Kurogane"note  Gajeel Redfox

Wataru Hatano (JP), David Wald (EN)

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The Iron Dragon Slayer, Gajeel was raised by the dragon Metalicana, who taught him the power to transform any part of his body into a metal weapon. He starts out as one of Fairy Tail's most ruthless and hated rivals from the Phantom Lord guild, but as fate would have it, he ends up joining Fairy Tail after his old guild dissolves following their guild war. Against all odds, he works past his former adversaries' resentment and suspicion, eventually proving himself a trusted ally and valued friend.
  • Aloof Ally: He is mostly this as a member of Fairy Tail, given his and his guildmates' mutual contention over what he understandably did in Phantom Lord. Even when that hostility subsides, he prefers to stick to himself just because he finds the other ungodly annoying.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: In the Alvarez Empire arc, he reveals that he reciprocates Levy's feelings as he's being Dragged Off to Hell by Bloodman. He does it mainly because he's certain it's a Dying Declaration of Love, and is mortified after Irene inadvertently saves his life with her Universe One spell, but he sticks by his word.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He fits this bill to a tee, considering himself to be the strongest Dragon Slayer around until Natsu gets the better of him. Once that happens, Gajeel becomes quite pissed and driven to show him up every chance he gets, to the point where calling Natsu the stronger fighter becomes a Berserk Button for him.
  • The Atoner: He accepts Makarov's offer to join Fairy Tail to atone for his actions during the Phantom Lord arc, particularly Levy, whom he attacked.
  • Badass Baritone: His voice is deep, and also a bit gruff, crossing into Guttural Growler territory.
  • Badass Longcoat: His outfits may vary, but almost all of them turn out to be this. He gets an even more impressive one after the second Time Skip as The Captain of the Magic Council's Detention Enforcement Unit.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: He wears a bandana on occasion, such as the Grand Magic Games arc.
  • Barbarian Longhair: He has long, wild hair to match his violent personality.
  • Battle Couple: He and Levy first become this during their partnership for the S-Class exam, sticking together for a few of their battles that follow, including Torafuzar from Tartaros and Bloodman from the Alvarez Empire.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: He gets a ton of this with Levy, though it's understandable there would be some tension between them since he brutalized her as a war call for Fairy Tail.
  • BFS: One of his Dragon Slayer Secret Arts, Karma Demon: Iron God Sword, produces a massive sword that he swings on his target. In the anime, it's so big that it towers over the treetops!
  • Big Brother Instinct: Given his rather aggressive relationship with Natsu, it's worth noting that he never acts this way with Wendy. He's comforted her when she was upset on several occasions.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: A standard attack for him is his Iron Dragon's Sword, which turns his arm into a sword. He takes it up to Chainsaw Good in the anime.
  • Blood Knight: He's eager to start a war with Fairy Tail in the Phantom Lord arc, and relishes every moment he gets to fight. He never quite shakes off his thirst for battle after joining Fairy Tail, making himself Levy's partner during the S-Class trial on Sirius Island mainly for the chance to beat everyone else up, much to her annoyance.
  • Breath Weapon: His Iron Dragon's Roar is a whrilwind of metal shrapnel that skewers his target.
  • Can't Catch Up: Played with. He feels he's far behind the other Dragon Slayers, and it indeed takes him longer to get the staple features such as an Exceed partner and motion sickness (which, while far from a benefit, is stated to only plague highly developed Dragon Slayers). In the end, however, he more or less stands on equal footing with the others, even achieving Dragon Force after absorbing Bloodman's anti-magic particles.
  • The Captain: After the second Time Skip, he becomes head of one of the Magic Council's Detention Enforcement Units. He lets the position get to his head even after rejoining Fairy Tail, flaunting his authority over his guildmates.
  • Casting a Shadow: His Iron-Shadow Dragon Mode, gained after eating Rogue's shadows in the Grand Magic Games, allows him to shroud his attacks in shadow and makes him an Intangible Man.
  • Character Development: He starts out as an all-around Jerkass and Blood Knight who blindly serves as The Dragon to Phantom Lord's master. After joining Fairy Tail, however, he begins showing more of a heart of gold while proving that he is at least willing to make amends. While still rough around the edges, the gold eventually outweighs the jerk, and he fully adopts Fairy Tail's philosophies.
  • Chrome Champion: His Iron Dragon's Scales completely cover his body, giving an added layer of Super Toughness.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Well, it is at first, since he begins as little more than a violent savage dressed in black. Once he joins Fairy Tail, he becomes much kinder and more protective, even if he never quite shakes off all of his old tendencies.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Gajeel is the main protagonist of Fairy Tail Gaiden: Rhodonite, which delves further into his backstory before joining Phantom Lord.
  • Death Glare: He's very good at making a bone-chilling glare whenever he's pissed. He is even said to have that "evil look" in his eyes when he was still a kid.
  • Death Seeker: It's eventually revealed in the Alvarez Empire arc that his troubled past still has a tight grip around his neck, so he's been looking forward to the day when he can finally die, preferably by fighting for his loved ones. He assures Levy that it was just a comeback to Bloodman's death threats, so he might have been lying.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Averted; he remains hostile with Fairy Tail after losing to them in the Phantom Lord arc, and is still sore about the whole thing when he joins the guild. It isn't until his new friends start rubbing off on him that he starts to ease up.
  • The Dragon: Not only is he literally called a Dragon Slayer, he is Jose's right-hand man and most dangerous subordinate during the Phantom Lord arc.
  • Dreadful Musician: A Running Gag in the series is that any much anticipated Fanservice show with the Fairy Tail ladies will be canceled and replaced by Gajeel doing a terrible lounge act. Oddly enough, both Wataru Hatano and David Wald are decent singers in real-life.
  • Eat Dirt, Cheap: As an Iron Dragon Slayer, Gajeel can eat anything made of iron or any other metal, whether it's raw or refurbished.
  • 11th Hour Superpower: He gains his Iron-Shadow Dragon Mode to survive the possessed Rogue's attack in the Grand Magic Games arc. He also activates his Dragon Force by eating the iron in Bloodman's anti-magic particles in the Alvarez Empire arc.
  • Evil Counterpart: He is originally Natsu's counterpart; both are Dragon Slayers, but while Natsu uses his power to protect his friends, Gajeel flaunts it and doesn't care who he hits in the process. Thanks to some Character Development, however, they turn out to be Not So Different.
  • Evil Laugh: "Gee-hee!"
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Gajeel's Dragon Slayer magic revolves around the element of iron. This gives him to the ability to shapeshift parts of his body into metal weapons like clubs and swords, cover his entire body in iron-hard scales, and use of a tornado of metal shrapnel as a Breath Weapon. He can also eat iron and metal to recover stamina
  • Fangs Are Evil: All Dragon Slayers have fangs, but Gajeel comes closest to playing it in this direction due to his Jerkass and Sociopathic Hero nature.
  • Fingerless Gloves: He wears a set of metal-studded gloves at all times.
  • Fling a Light into the Future: Like the other Dragon Slayers who were raised by dragons, Gajeel was an orphan born 400 years in the past who was brought up with the potential to slay Acnologia, and then sent through Eclipse to an era when the world's magic energy would be at its most abundant (i.e., the present). Unfortunately, the plan went wrong and the Dragon Slayers were separated, with Gajeel eventually winding up as an enemy to the other Dragon Slayers.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Despite Gajeel joining Fairy Tail, the rest of the guild remain apprehensive about the entire thing for understandably causing them pain and suffering. Even Makarov, who extended the invitation, says he will never forgive him for harming his children. The only reason he gets into the guild is because he would only continue to get worse without proper guidance.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: He was actually raised by the dragons and Anna alongside Natsu, Wendy, Sting, and Rogue when they were children. However, getting sent through Eclipse at such a young age ended up messing with his memories so he could only remember Metalicana.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: After joining Fairy Tail, almost every guild member has expressed dismay about what he did to them. At first. All of this resentment is immediately thrown out of the window by the time of Laxus's defeat.
  • Goth: His taste in clothing mixes this with a few punk elements. For bonus points, even his powers correspond to the many piercings that he has.
  • Green and Mean: His magic power tends to be depicted as green-colored in the anime, and he is one of the more destructive and violent members of the guild, post-Heel–Face Turn included.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He ends up becoming a member of Fairy Tail after trying to kill the lot of them. It especially comes as a shock to Natsu's team, since Gajeel swore he'd be back for revenge the last time they saw him, only to suddenly find him fighting for the home team, as it were.
  • Hellish Pupils: He has slitted reptilian eyes, a staple of any Dragon Slayer. However, he eventually loses them as a result of Art Evolution.
  • Hidden Depths: He's a muscle-bound and bloodthirsty warrior who enjoys ripping others to shreds. He's also a talented jazz songwriter, with only half the talent in singing and playing. He also shows some completely unexpected chops as a law enforcer when he becomes captain of the Magic Council's custody unit, to the point where his old friends think he's an impostor.
  • One Head Taller: He's often paired up Levy, who's tiny enough for him to use her head as an elbow rest.
  • I'm Taking Him Home With Me!: He becomes driven to get a cat companion (Exceed) of his own upon realizing the other Dragon Slayers have one. He even says this pretty much when he meets Panther Lily.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Since he's clearly not the most thoughtful and delicate guy around, he tends to inadvertently say some hurtful things to Levy, particularly regarding her size.
  • Inspector Javert: Played for Laughs. After becoming captain of the Magic Council's custody unit, Gajeel decides to arrest Natsu and his friends for reasons that range from somewhat justified (Natsu for resisting authority and Lucy for indecent exposure) to downright silly (Juvia for being "criminally drenched" and Wendy...just because). It's taken a bit more seriously with Gray, whom he's fully prepared to bring the hammer down on for being a part of Avatar despite being a former friend of his. Even after learning that Gray was a Reverse Mole, Gajeel doesn't plan to let him off lightly for playing a part in Avatar's schemes.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Initially, he starts off as a downright unpleasant Jerkass who brutally attacks both friend and foe alike without a care in the world. After joining Fairy Tail, however, he displays a genuine regret for his actions and a desire to improve himself, not to mention becoming a whole lot nicer.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Just like Natsu, Gajeel is a Dragon Slayer who specializes almost exclusively in hand-to-hand combat.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's impressively fast for someone who specializes in iron magic, and he hits like a tank. His Iron-Shadow Dragon Mode only makes him that much faster, allowing him to move faster than the human eye.
  • Meaningful Name: The name "Gajeel" (Gajiru) comes from gaji-gaji, the Japanese onomatopoeia for biting and gnawing. And as revealed in Rhodonite, the surname Redfox is actually a name he got when he grew up, referring to his past as a Street Urchin.
  • Mundane Utility: Usually he transforms his arms into swords or clubs to fight with, but he has also been seen using them as shovels, pick axes, and hammers whenever he is doing construction work.
  • My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: He and Natsu get into petty squabbles whenever they learn new yet similar abilities. Hilariously in the Tartaros arc, they wind up landing a finishing blow to each other while showing off their Iron-Shadow Dragon and Thunder-Fire Dragon Modes, respectively.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Gajeel was raised by Council member Belno after Metalicana disappeared on him, but he was so rowdy that he never had a decent conversation with her. When he finds her killed by Tartaros seven years later, he regrets never being able to thank her for the trouble she went through looking after him.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: The meanest (brutal, anti-heroic, and an initial enemy of Fairy Tail) of Fairy Tail's three Dragon Slayers, compared to the nice Wendy and in-between Natsu. Unlike most examples, however, he's a good person at heart and is even kind to Wendy at times.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: His Iron Dragon's Scales are virtually impenetrable, taking serious Armor-Piercing Attacks or going up against even harder armor to make a dent. Getting his iron refortified into steel by the carbon in Torafuzar's Hell's Darkness curse makes it even tougher.
  • No Brows: Gajeel has metal studs in place of eyebrows.
  • No-Sell: His iron lungs can filter out the toxin in anti-magic particles used by Etherious, which are otherwise lethal to ordinary wizards.
  • Not So Above It All: He is initially shown as a purely vicious and intimidating character, and has no interest in being friends with anyone. But when he's encouraged to at least make an effort, he whips out a tacky suit and starts playing a terrible rock ballad, the first of many indicators that he fits right in with the guild.
  • Parental Abandonment: Just like Natsu and Wendy, Gajeel was raised by a dragon who up and vanished seven years ago. Unlike those two, however, he couldn't care less where he went. Also just like those two, it turns out Metalicana was sealed within him the entire time.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: Gajeel is a rough and violent Blood Knight who gets paired up with Levy, a short, sweet, and friendly Cute Bookworm.
  • Red Baron: He is known as "Kurogane", which means "Black Steel". It's a Non-Indicative Name, however, since his magic is neither black nor steel. That changes in the Tartaros arc when he gets a magic upgrade that refurbishes his iron into steel, and in the Alvarez Empire arc when he finally achieves Dragon Force, turning his body into black metal.
  • Redemption Demotion: In Phantom Lord, he is regarded as the one wizard who beats out the Element 4, his guild's equivalent to S-Class membership. In Fairy Tail, he loses that rank and is even passed over for the S-Class promotional exam, with the rationale that he's "not ready yet". Given his level of power, however, this hardly remains an issue for him.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: After joining Fairy Tail around the time of Phantom Lord's defeat, the guild members are upset with him for understandably demolishing their first guildhall, putting Team Shadow Gear in the hospital and ultimately causing them pain and suffering. That starts to change when he takes a hit for Levy when she pisses off Laxus, one of her own guildmates. In time, any apprehension surrounding his membership is hardly ever brought up again.
  • Reverse Mole: At first he seems to be The Mole spying on Fairy Tail from within on behalf of Raven Tail's master and Makarov's son, Ivan, during the Battle of Fairy Tail arc. This is subverted when he reports his findings on Ivan to Makarov at the end of the arc, revealing him to be on Fairy Tail's side.
  • The Rival: He quickly becomes one for Natsu upon their first confrontation in the Phantom Lord arc. After that arc, however, their rivalry quickly gets Out of Focus and is typically Played for Laughs whenever it is brought up.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: The entire reason he became captain of the Magic Council's custody enforcement unit is because he took Warrod's joking suggestion much too seriously.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: He can transform his body parts into iron weapons, including pillars, swords, hammers, lances, and drills.
  • Ship Tease: He starts getting this with Levy in the Sirius Island arc, despite having a contentious first impression in the Phantom Lord arc. Eventually they become an Official Couple, and are even implied to be expecting a baby in the ending.
  • Slasher Smile: He grew up a bloodthirsty, borderline evil Dragon Slayer, so almost every time he smiles is bound to be this.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: His arms are always bared to show off his muscled arms.
  • Spam Attack: His Iron Dragon's Lance fires a stream of sharpened projectiles at his enemy.
  • Stealth Pun: His Dual Element Dragon Mode fits in quite well the name of Levy's team "Shadow Gear".
  • Super Senses: Like any Dragon Slayer, Gajeel has a heightened sense of smell and hearing.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Gajeel is the sword to Levy's sorcerer. Although he's a magic-user as well, he's more of a Kung-Fu Wizard who specializes in using Shapeshifter Weapons.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: A fairly mild example when it comes to the snark, but he does have his moments when gawking at his friends, especially Natsu. He's definitely tall and dark, though.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Even after joining Fairy Tail and being marginally accepted, he still remains the guild's resident Ax-Crazy Blood Knight. He later moves away from this thanks to Character Development.
  • Vague Age: His official profile leaves his age unknown, and it is never confirmed throughout the series, but he would approximately be the same age as Natsu. While he is initially suggested to be be over 80 years old (perhaps even older),note  the Q&A section of Volume 15 confirmed that this was not the case.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Like Natsu, all Dragon Slayers suffer from crippling motion sickness when riding any form of transportation. Gajeel notes that he never used to have this problem until the Grand Magic Games, where Sting comments that it is a mark of a true Dragon Slayer.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Fairy Tail's war with Phantom Lord starts with Gajeel beating Levy and her friends half-to-death. He also completely wails on Lucy while holding her hostage in the same story arc, which was turned Up to Eleven from the manga where he threw knives at her head to intimidate her instead.
  • You Remind Me of X: His foster mother, Councilor Belno, used to say that Gajeel reminded her of her dead son.

    Panther Lily 

Panther Lily

Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (JP), Rick Keeling (EN)

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An Exceed who, unlike Happy and Carla, was born and raised in Edolas. Banished from his homeland after aiding an injured human, Mystogan, he sides with the humans as Commander of the 1st Magical Warfare Division in the Edolas Royal Military. Gajeel later claims him as his cat partner, much like Happy is to Natsu and Carla is to Wendy. Like other Exceed, he can use Aera to fly, and can undergo Battle Mode Shift to return to the larger form he had in Edolas.
  • Cranial Eruption: During the "punishment game," he makes Happy and Carla (who were Exceeds for members of the A team, and thus were considered part of the losing side) carry him while he's in his full size, but they somehow fall asleep while flying, causing him to fall to earth and suffer one of these off-panel.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: To one of the Garou Knights in the Grand Magic Games arc.
  • Defector from Decadence: He was once a proud knight of Extalia, but after he saved the life of a young Mystogan he was charged with treason for bringing him to the floating islands and banished. Lily held a grudge ever since and joined the Edolas Army at least partially because he wanted payback against "that foul kingdom of lies" for their actions, though he admits that deep down he could never truly hate Extalia. Seeing the Exceeds willing work with humans to save it, something he didn't believe they would ever do, leads him to regret his actions against his people, even if he never regretted saving Mystogan.
  • Expy: He bears a striking resemblance to Blacksad, which is very likely intentional, as the author has admitted to being a fan of the latter, even having a signed copy.
  • The Exile: He was exiled by the Exceeds after rescuing Mystogan.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: The largest, most muscular Exceed goes by the name Lily.
  • Friend to All Children: Rather subtle, but it's there. He saves a very young Mystogan's life and lives with him afterwards, gets along very well with Wendy, is at times seen accompanying Alzack and Bisca's daughter Asuka, and Edolas Coco adored him, whereas upon meeting her Earth-land counterpart, he's absolutely crushed to find that she hates cats.
  • Fun Size: After going to Earth-land.
  • Funny Animal: He's an Exceed.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Especially since he's called Lily more often than his full name.
  • Genius Bruiser: Unlike Gajeel, Lily takes the time to study his opponent before rushing straight into battle.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: One going on the side of his left eye.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Seeing the Exceeds' efforts to save their country ultimately repressed his grudge from his exile.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be grouch and standoffish, but has a soft spot for his people and Coco.
  • Manly Tears: As Gajeel dies, they start when Gajeel asked him to swear on his life that he would protect Levy in his place
  • Morality Pet: To Gajeel. He stops being an Ax-Crazy Jerk with a Heart of Gold the minute Panther Lily shows up, to the shock of everyone around him.
  • Morph Weapon: He wields the gigantic Bustermarm sword in the Edolas arc, which is adjustable in size and three times larger than Panther Lily's battle form. However, it's destroyed in his battle with Gajeel.
    • In the Sirius Island arc, he acquires a similar sword called the Musica Sword from a Grimoire Heart mook. Thanks to its size-shifting capabilities, he can carry it around even in his chibi form.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To Gajeel. He even joined him as a member of the Magic Council's Detention Enforcement Unit after the second Time Skip, seemingly as his Number Two.
  • Not So Above It All: He cosplays in a Batman suit along with Gajeel.
  • Not So Stoic: Gajeel manages to break through to the Blood Knight underneath in their fight, judging by Lily's smile. Also, he's afraid of thunder.
  • One of Us: In-Universe. He and Gajeel cosplay in Batman costumes in one episode.
  • Only Sane Man: Is absolutely bewildered by the guild's antics. Lampshaded when Erza says she's impressed by his maturity, and he remarks that it's only because everyone else is immature.
  • Power Gives You Wings: He's an Exceed like Happy and Carla, and can use magic to grow wings and fly.
  • Power Trio: The Ego to Happy's Id and Carla's Superego.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Argues that men can be just as fashionable in combat as females.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Just like his partner.
  • Redemption Demotion: Since his Heel–Face Turn he has become much less effective in fights, mostly because of the limited amount of time he can spend in his battle form since coming to Earth-land.
    • It seems to start being subverted over time, such as when he defeats a powerful opponent like Knepper of the Garou Knights, as mentioned above.
  • The Rival: The anime-only Key of the Starry Sky arc gives him one in Samuel, a fellow Exceed with Battle Mode Shift. After each of their fights, Samuel gradually evolves into his Friendly Enemy and, after Samuel's Heel–Face Turn, their relationship turns into a Friendly Rivalry.
    • Happy also considers Lily his own friendly rival sometimes, usually when it comes to Carla.
  • Rugged Scars: Has a small scar at the top of his eye and is the most badass of the Exceeds.
  • Running Gag: Lily commenting upon how some girl would make a good wife.
  • Scary Black Cat: In his battle form, he poses as a rather intimidating opponent. Fittingly enough, his English voice actor Rick Keeling is African-American.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • For Happy/Carla.
    • And also for Gajeel/Levy.
  • Sizeshifter: Can change at will from his regular form to the much larger and more combat-oriented Battle Mode.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: He is normally human-sized, but is reduced to a size more common for Exceeds in Earthland.
  • The Stoic: Next to Carla, he may be among the most serious of the Fairy Tail guild.
  • Talking Animal: Being an Exceed, he is essentially a talking cat. Or talking panther, depending on what form he is in at that moment.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Kiwis apparently. He likes them with the fuzzy skin on them and his gushing about them amuses Happy and Carla to no end.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He has a deep, gruff voice befitting his big, muscular form. In his chibi form, he sounds exactly the same.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: After going to Earth-land, he displays the ability to temporarily transform into his hulking regular body, with all of his strength and sword fighting skills intact.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: His thunder phobia can be considered this.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Along with Carla and Happy and the Exceeds living on Extalia, he can't return home to Edolas after the battle is over.

    Juvia Lockser 

Juvia Lockser "of the Great Sea"

Voiced by: Mai Nakahara (JP), Brina Palencia (EN)

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A former member of Phantom Lord's elemental magic specialist group, Element 4. She uses water magic to turn her entire body into liquid, and she has the power to create and manipulate water as she chooses. She grew up alone and unloved as a child since she always brought rain wherever she went. Upon meeting Gray during the war with Fairy Tail, she falls madly in love with him and joins his guild to pursue his affections.
  • Accent Adaptation: The Tagalog and Animax English dubs give her a French accent.
  • Action Girl: She's a powerful wizard, and one of the strongest from the Phantom Lord guild.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Her affections for Gray are largely ignored, first because he is Oblivious to Love, and later because her damnedest efforts to change that become annoying. It's gradually subverted by the end of the Tartaros arc, however, when he thanks and apologizes to her for being forced to kill the necromancer who was controlling his dead father. After that, they begin living together comfortably and are driven to a mutual (attempted) Heroic Suicide in the Alvarez Empire arc when compelled to fight each other.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: As a child, she was frequently isolated because of all the downpours she caused.
  • Always with You: She sacrifices herself to save Gray, using her magic to give him a blood transfusion, stating that she'll live on inside of him. It's not very comforting for Gray, who doesn't realize that Juvia pulled through with Wendy's help.
  • Anime Hair: Her introductory hairstyle has her hair curled into rings around the back of her head. Her later hairstyles drop this entirely.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: She is shown to have fairly keen analytical skills. For instance, when Gray makes a decoy of himself in the darkness to throw off Simon in the Tower of Heaven arc, she realizes that Simon must have known he was attacking a fake since he can see in the dark, deducing that he never meant to harm Gray.
  • Badass Adorable: Despite her badassery, she's a big, lovable softy when it comes to Gray... unless other girls are around.
  • Battle in the Rain: Invoked during her battle with Gray in the Phantom Lord arc due to her Power Incontinence causing it to rain wherever she goes. She also has one with Merudy in the Sirius Island arc.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason she was with the Phantom Lord guild was due to Jose overlooking the rain constantly around her. On a more positive note, this is also what leads her to reaffirm her love for Gray in the anime adaptation of the Phantom Lord arc after he accidentally insulted the rain she brought, only to save her from falling to her death after beating her.
  • Berserk Button: Those who literally even think to harm a hair on Gray's head in her presence wind up very, very sorry.
  • Broken Bird: The Phantom Lord arc shows she was constantly bullied and rejected by the men in her life because she couldn't stop making it rain everywhere. When Gray makes a thoughtless comment on the rain when she tries to confess, it triggers such painful memories that she tries to kill him.
  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: Inverted. Juvia is a bit shy about getting undressed, even among other girls, but has almost no inhibitions around Gray, even stripping in public whenever he does.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Flies into a rage when she first thinks Gray is in love with Lucy and subsequently attaches herself to Gray whenever Lucy shows up. Still, as far a jealousy goes, it's much more good-natured than the norm Clingy Jealous Girl standard. The fact that Lucy is one of her best friends, and there is no truth to Lucy trying to steal Gray away from Juvia helps matters.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She's prone to childlike romantic fantasies the very moment her thoughts turn to Gray, or anyone who might try to take him for themselves.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Although not shown often, Juvia is actually very pragmatic in her fighting style. In her fight with Merudy, she used the water around her to use attacks that Merudy couldn't block due to the amount of water, then followed it up with another attack; and in her battle with Keyes, she allowed herself to be absorb by his attacks, so she could destroy him from the inside out.
  • Contralto of Danger: Her voice in the Funimation dub is quite a bit deeper than her Japanese voice.
  • Covert Pervert: In one of her word-twisting moments, she mixes up "heated battle" with "heated grappling" and proceeds to take her clothes off.
  • Creepy Monotone: Her normal manner of speaking before meeting Gray.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She is pale-skinned, often wears dark clothes, and starts out as a member of an enemy guild. However, she's a real sweetheart once you get to know him, provided you keep your thoughts off of her darling Gray.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: She starts out as a member of Fairy Tail's biggest rival guild when the series begins, but her defeat at Gray's hands leads her to join his guild just to be with him.
  • Defecting for Love: She switches from Phantom Lord to Fairy Tail so she may pursue her feelings for (read, "stalk") Gray. In this case, however, Phantom Lord was already on its way to disbandment by the time she started following him, leaving her with nowhere else to go.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: She is absolutely persistent in her efforts to get Gray to like her. Most of them backfire spectacularly.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Her entire body is made of water, and she can assume numerous different forms.
  • Emotional Powers: Her magic power is derived from her emotional state, increasing exponentially whenever she experiences a burning passion for Gray. It also borders on Empathetic Environment, causing it to rain heavily when she suffers from extreme depression or distress.
  • Emotionless Girl: Played straight during her first appearance. Then Gray stepped into the picture, the Blush Stickers appeared, and this character trait was all but abandoned.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: After joining Fairy Tail, she cuts her hair short to signify her cheerier personality. However, she instantly grows her hair back in despondence when she discovers that the Gray in Edolas was in love with her own Edolas counterpart, who had the same hairstyle as she did before. She later lets her hair down completely in the Grand Magic Games arc when she decides to be more open with her love for Gray.
  • Flanderization: In early manga appearances, her affections for Gray and imagined rivalry with Lucy are much more reserved than they are shown in the anime adaptation, where she experiences Character Exaggeration and starts Chewing the Scenery whenever either subject is brought up. The anime also sees her being much quicker to assume that other women (and even some men) might be romantic rivals, whereas her original rivalry with Lucy stems from a misinterpretation over how he'd risk his life for her.
  • Friendless Background: She didn't have any friends as a child due to making it rain everywhere she went.
  • Gray Rain of Depression: She used to cause this unconsciously with her magic, and was shunned as a result. She causes this again over the second time skip, alone and heartbroken after Gray mysteriously disappeared for six months.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She starts out as a member of rival guild Phantom Lord's Quirky Miniboss Squad, but joins Fairy Tail after falling in love with Gray.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Pulls one off for Cana when they are forced to battle each other in the Fantasia arc by attacking the Thunder Palace lacrima above them and electrocuting herself to prove that she really loves everyone in Fairy Tail, not that Cana needed convincing.
  • Heroic Suicide: She chooses to kill herself when she and Gray are trapped and forced to fight due to Spriggan 12 Invel's magic, both in order to prevent herself from killing him and sparing him the agony of killing her. When she realizes Gray did the same thing, she uses the last of her life to perform a blood transfusion magic to save him. Despite apparently dying, she pulls through with Wendy and Carla's help.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Juvia is madly in love with Gray and sees Lucy as a rival, despite her constant protests. Lyon is madly in love with her and Sherria views Juvia as a rival, despite her constant protests.
  • Imaginary Love Triangle: She misinterprets something Gray's Declaration of Protection towards Lucy to mean he is in love with her, and thus believes her to be a rival in love. This eventually spirals out of control until she believes that she's in a Love Dodecahedron.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: Gray and Juvia start living and training together over the second Time Skip after Fairy Tail disbands. However, the "innocent" part was heavily enforced by Gray.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: She picks up Gray's stripping habit after the second Time Skip, though she's not as unconscious about it.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Whenever she's not drooling over Gray, Juvia is very calm and poised in the heat of battle.
  • Large Ham: Prone to Chewing the Scenery whenever Gray is involved.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Whenever Gray's life is in danger, Juvia will almost certainly and instantly get her head out of the clouds in her rage and protect him, resulting in her opponent being curb stomped without prejudice.
  • Lonely Doll Girl: Juvia had no friends as a child because it would always rain when she was around. As a result, she wears a teru teru bozu doll on her collar which, in Japanese folklore, is supposed to stop or prevent the rain. In a bit of Fridge Horror, this makes the scene in the anime where she's crying while mass producing these all the more woobifying.
  • Love at First Sight: She falls for Gray almost immediately when they face off against each other in the Phantom Lord arc. It really doesn't help matters that his habit of disrobing kicks in almost as soon as their fight begins.
  • Mad Love: Even after Gray flat out tells her he's not interested in her, Juvia fails to catch the message. Gray cares more for her than some instances of this trope, though.
  • Making a Splash: Her water magic gives her the power to produce and control water, and can turn her body into water to avoid damage from most standard attacks. She also learns Water Make magic similar to Gray, which she uses to transfuse her blood with Gray after they both mortally injure themselves.
  • Maybe Ever After: While it is never explicitly stated that they ever become an official couple, her apparent death in the Alvarez Empire arc causes Gray to realize his own love for Juvia, and their last scene shared together implies that Gray is even willing to bed her.
  • Meaningful Name: The name "Juvia" comes from the Spanish word lluvia, meaning "rain".
  • Naked in Mink: Though it's rarely brought up, the manga artwork seems to indicate that Juvia doesn't wear anything other than her underwear beneath her coats, with some artwork hinting she doesn't even bother with that much.
  • Nice Hat: Her first outfit included a big Russian-style hat. She always shown wearing some kind of hat to go with her clothes.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: She's immune to physical damage and certain spells when her body is turned into water.
  • Perky Goth: Her gloomy facade is easily broken after her first appearance, showing herself to be perky and the complete opposite to her usual personality. This is especially prominent when she's around Gray.
  • The Power of Blood: By the Alvarez Empire arc, she masters the art of Water Make magic to transfuse her own blood with Gray, just to ensure she will live on as a part of him in case she dies.
  • The Power of Love: Erza notes in the Sirius Island arc that Juvia achieves her full power while motivated by intense feelings of love for Gray.
  • Pretty in Mink: Most of her outfits are distinctly Russian-styled getups.
  • Progressively Prettier: While she was never necessarily ugly, she has a rather drab and gloomy face in her earliest appearances in the manga. Nowadays, she is at least as cute as the other Fairy Tail girls, and was even ranked 3rd in the Miss Fairy Tail contest.
  • Proper Lady: When she's not being a Large Ham or Clingy Jealous Girl, she's rather demure and composed. She is also the only girl whose feminine skill is shown the most often in Fairy Tail: she sews her own teru teru bozu doll as a child, she makes Gray a lovely bento with a heart in the center, she bakes bread that has her face and Gray's face on them, she knits Gray a scarf, and her room is filled with Gray merchandise that is most likely handmade as well.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: In the Phantom Lord arc. Unlike many of the other Phantom Lord members who are evil bastards, she is just a regular wizard doing her job for a legal guild, which just happens to be catching Lucy and later defending against Fairy Tail's attack. Once the guild disbands, she's quick to get along with the other members.
  • Redemption Demotion: Her rank in Phantom Lord is the equivalent of Fairy Tail's S-Class, but gets a literal demotion like Gajeel when she joins Fairy Tail, and has to take the annual exam to achieve the S-Class rank.
  • Satellite Love Interest: The moment she meets Gray just a short time after being introduced, her already established character as an Emotionless Girl flies out the window in favor of a Yandere who clings to his arm at every opportunity (usually to his great revulsion), attacks anyone she perceives to be a love rival, and fantasizes about him whenever he isn't around. This even extends to her battles, where her magic is exponentially boosted by her passionate love for him. Be they comedic or dramatic, the number of times her scenes don't involve Gray can be counted on a single hand.
  • Scars Are Forever: In the finale, she is left with a scar on her abdomen from where she impaled herself in the Alvarez Empire arc, in the same location Gray did with himself.
  • She's Got Legs: Since the first Time Skip, she seems to have taken a liking to showing off as much of at least one leg as possible.
  • Shipper on Deck: Her mental Love Dodecahedron shows she's been keeping track of all the possible pairings with people that could possibly point back to her or Gray.
  • Shoot the Dog: In the Tartaros arc, Juvia is forced to kill the Necromancer Keyes knowing that Silver, Gray's undead father, will only stay around with his son for as long as Keyes lives. If she hadn't, Keyes would've activated the Face bomb using the undead Council chairman. When the deed is done, she feels she's no longer worthy of Gray's love.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Gray is the only man she has in her sights. Flashbacks reveal that she once went out with Bora, but he shot her down since he kept making it rain.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The Funimation dub spells her surname as "Loxar".
  • Stalker With a Crush: Played for Laughs when it comes to Gray, following him wherever he goes after Phantom Lord disbands. Her apartment is even one big Stalker Shrine filled with items and dolls themed around Gray, right down to her Gray-shaped shower loofah.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Has shades of this during her earliest appearances. Normally a broken and emotionless girl, her iciness literally melts the moment Gray enters her life. She thus begins alternating between her usual gloominess and gushing over him the moment she so much as hears his name (heaven forbid the one who mentions him is another girl and/or wants him dead), until her warmer personality gradually takes over.
  • Takes One to Kill One: Apart from very few exceptions such as Merudy's Maguilty Sense, only Juvia's own magic is capable of injuring her own body. This is demonstrated when she breaks her own leg in the Sirius Island arc, and when she impales herself with a blade of water in the Alvarez Empire arc.
  • Third-Person Person: Practically all the time to demonstrate her immaturity, though there are very rare instances where she uses the pronoun "atashi", such as when she sees Gray strip for the first time. It's dropped entirely in the Funimation dub, though not without reason as the dubbers felt it made her sound arrogant rather than childish.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: She goes from a gloomy Emotionless Girl during her Phantom Lord membership to a cheerful Fairy Tail wizard over time.
  • True Blue Femininity: She has blue hair and usually wears dark blue clothing, and is reserved and ladylike when not hammy or jealous.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Oftentimes on the receiving end of this, with her demeanor causing her opponents tends to underestimate her abilities and will to fight. But time and again she has shown the willpower and skills to combat stronger enemies, especially when she perceives that Gray is in any sort of danger which will then make her almost unbeatable.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: She completely snaps each and every moment she senses Gray is in danger, or worse, is the target of another woman's affections.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She ends up befriending her presumed rival in love Lucy in the Tower of Heaven arc, enabling them to perform a Unison Raid on Vidaldus. She continues to view Lucy as her rival, though.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Juvia isn't physically powerful when compared to Natsu and Gajeel, but her ability to turn herself into water to avoid harm comes in handy.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Over the second Time Skip, Juvia's feelings for Gray finally start to get requited, to the point where Gray promises to give her a straight answer. The finale all but says outright that Gray is at least willing to be with her, blushing and vaguely saying that Juvia's body "belongs to him".
  • Yandere: She's a rather toned-down example. Despite words to the contrary, she's never willing to hurt Lucy or anyone else who shows affection for Gray. Threaten or harm Gray, on the other hand...
  • Yaoi Fangirl: She gets grumpy when Gray talks with other girls, but occasionally she has fantasies of Gray being swayed by guys such as Lyon, resulting in a Nosebleed.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has blue hair to match her water theme.

    Cana Alberona 

Cana Alberona

Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (JP), Jamie Marchi (EN)

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The guild's resident alcoholic, Cana drinks entire barrel-fulls of booze at a time. She is a practitioner of Card Magic, which she uses to cast a variety of spells and read fortunes. Joining Fairy Tail at a young age in search of her long-lost father Gildarts, she has been at the guild longer than any members of her generation, and never fails to get along with anybody.
  • Action Girl: She never backs down from a fight, even against stronger opponents.
  • The Alcoholic: Mostly played for laughs, but she has no desire to stop. She drinks up to 30 percent of Fairy Tail's total alcohol.
  • Ambiguously Bi: While Cana has mentioned being interested with boys in the past, she also makes a habit of groping and flirting with her fellow female guildmates rather often, especially Lucy after the two became close. She also seemed to enjoy Flare cleaning every nook and cranny of her body with her hair.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She always wears a skimpy bikini top, so her midriff is never covered.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Not as strong as some of the other members of the guild, but she's always ready for a fight and responds to Natsu's challenges often.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Deconstructed. She spent 12 whole ears unable to tell Gildarts she is his daughter not only because she was far too soft-spoken and timid as a little girl, but also because he would always set out on a job for months at a time almost as soon as he came to visit. It reached the point where she believed she had to become an S-Class wizard just to muster the courage to tell him, but four consecutive failures only made it that much worse. Eventually, she finally tells him until the fifth exam is cancelled.
  • Cards of Power: Cana is capable of using her cards to create magical explosions, water geysers, scantily-dressed women, and at least once uses them to put a person to sleep.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Her hard drinking habits are mostly Played for Laughs until it's revealed in the Sirius Island arc that she took up drinking after failing her S-Class exam four consecutive times.
  • Chekhov's Skill: After several failed and/or non-combative uses, she casts Fairy Glitter to destroy the crystal containing Mavis's body in the Alvarez Empire arc, bringing her back to life.
  • Death Dealer: When not using her cards to cast spells, she throws them like shurikens.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite abandoning Lucy in the middle of Fairy Tail's war with Grimoire Heart, Lucy takes it all in stride.
  • Failure Knight: She has tried the S-Class test four times before the series began, but never succeeded, causing some serious self-esteem issues. Her fifth exam is cancelled before it can be finished, but by then, she manages to get over it.
  • Fortune Teller: Her magic also gives her the ability to predict future events. As shown in the anime, she took it up to predict when her father would return to the guild.
  • Giving the Sword to a Noob: She gets Fairy Glitter for a short-time loan in the Sirius Island arc, and only because she finds Mavis' grave before the others in time of need. Then it turns out that even with that magic in her possession, she's incapable of using it correctly, and is swiftly defeated. Later, however, she manages to get a better handle on it for the Grand Magic Games.
  • Godiva Hair: Her hair conveniently covers her lady parts whenever she's in the guild bathhouse.
  • Good Bad Girl: She's a heavy drinker and partier, but is still a good-hearted and heroic member of Fairy Tail.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Cana takes this Up to Eleven. She's responsible for 30% of the consumption of alcoholic drinks in the guild, and started drinking twice as much ever since her bottle buddy Macao got a new girlfriend.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Falls into a brief one after realizing that she abandoned Lucy.
  • Hidden Depths: According to Mavis, despite relying on a kind of Holder-type magic many would consider weak, she has an immense amount of latent magic power inherited from her father, which allows her to use the ultra-powerful Fairy Glitter once she gets a good handle on it. She also frequently notices things amiss when her friends somehow seem off, such as when she discovers Elfman's brainwashing after he supposedly gave up on trying to save Lisanna in the Tartaros arc.
  • Idiot Ball: She grips it pretty tightly during the Sirius Island arc, acting as if the S-Class exam is still going on while her guildmates are under attack. Thankfully, she manages to come to her senses.
  • The Lad-ette: She's the heaviest drinker in Fairy Tail, and she's always eager to fight. She also occasionally speaks in masculine Japanese.
  • Light 'em Up: Her strongest spell is Fairy Glitter, one of the Three Great Fairy Magics alongside Fairy Law and Fairy Sphere, and one of the heaviest-hitting spells in the series that can vanquish virtually any enemy in a ray of light.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: Her motivation for becoming an S-Class wizard is to tell Gildarts that he is her father, because she thinks standing on equal footing with him will give her the confidence she needs to do so. Once she realizes she doesn't need to achieve the rank, she tells him all the same.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name comes from the Major "Arcana" tarot cards.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother, Cornelia, died when Cana was only six, leading her to seek out her wandering father, Gildarts.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In the Sirius Island arc, she abandons Lucy and Fairy Tail in favor of passing the S-Class exam, which she fully well knew was suspended for a life-or-death battle against Grimoire Heart. Once she realizes she has betrayed everyone, she is completely overwhelmed with guilt and returns to the fray, no longer caring about being an S-Class wizard.
  • Never Gets Drunk: She hardly shows any signs of getting tipsy, despite her inhumanly high alcohol consumption rate. The only time she ever passes out is when Bacchus beats her in a drinking match.
  • Oh, Crap!: She's utterly shocked when she realizes that she abandoned Lucy to continue her S-Class exam.
  • Orphanage of Love: An omake reveals that she was raised in a church after her mother passed away, which made her a Friend to All Children that lived there.
  • The Snark Knight: Her heavy drinking and troubled past have given her a very blunt, dry personality.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Several official Japanese sources write her name out as "Kana". However, the official English translations of the manga and anime refer to her as "Cana".
  • Tears of Remorse: She cries her eyes out once she realizes that she had abandoned Lucy in favor of becoming an S-Class wizard during the Sirius Island arc.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She obtains one of the three sacred magics of Fairy Tail, of which Fairy Law is a part of. Unfortunately, just because she gains the magic doesn't mean she knows how to use it. She manages to get the hang of the spell later on, however.
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Her impulsiveness in continuing the S-Class exam causes her to abandon Lucy and the rest of her friends. Fortunately, she snaps out of it.
  • Tsundere: After dropping the "father" bomb with Gildarts, her attitude towards him becomes this, getting annoyed every time he tries smothering her or flirting with other wizards, but always caring about his well-being all the same.
  • Unexpected Virgin: Despite her flirtatious personality, she is revealed to be a virgin when she remains one of the only Fairy Tail members unaffected by Larcade's pleasure-inducing spell.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: For a very long time, Cana wanted to become an S-Class wizard so she could impress Gildarts and make herself worthy of being his daughter. To Gildarts's credit, he doesn't know Cana is his daughter until she finally tells him. After that, their relationship blossoms.
  • You Remind Me of X: Mavis tells Cana that she bears a striking resemblance to her Childhood Friend Zera, and ponders that she would be just like Cana had she lived long enough. Then, after an Imagine Spot of Zera as a scantily-clad alcoholic, she takes it back.

    Loke 

    Elfman Strauss 

Elfman Strauss

Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (JP), Christopher Sabat (EN), Anastasia Munoz (EN - young)

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The middle brother of the Strauss siblings. Elfman strongly believes in pride through physical strength and manliness. His form of Takeover Magic, Beast Soul, transforms him into a variety of ferocious beasts and monsters. Initially, he can only transform his right arm since his magic was stunted following a family tragedy. Once he overcomes this, he becomes able to perform a Full-Body Takeover.
  • Anime Hair: His hair is spiky and wild Shonen Hair.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a deep voice to match his "manly" personality.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: He and Evergreen are constantly at each other's throats, but they still have plenty of cute moments to show it's not all rough between them.
  • Berserk Button: He will never forgive anyone who brings harm to his sisters.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Played straight with his younger sister Lisanna, but inverted with Mirajane, whom he is a Big Little Brother to. Truth in Television is that he's the only male in the family, so age doesn't matter.
  • Big Little Brother: Although he towers over Mirajane, he is the middle sibling between her and Lisanna.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He prides himself in both his strength and manliness, and can pack quite a wallop.
  • Boisterous Weakling: Early on, in spite of his preaching the value of manliness, he could only manage partial transformations, which only amounts to punching someone harder, and his guildmates see him as something of a joke. He somewhat overcomes this when he masters Full-Body Takeover and defeats Sol in the Phantom Lord arc, but from then on, he still loses more fights than he wins compared to his guildmates.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the Tartaros arc, after Seilah forces him into making a Deal with the Devil to spare Lisanna's life, she brainwashes him into planting a bomb in his guildhall. While his friends survive and he manages to give Seilah her just desserts, he suffers tremendous guilt over it.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Despite his bluster and overemphasis on his extreme manliness, he's a huge softy at heart and prone to crying when he's overemotional.
  • Butt-Monkey: He hardly gets any respect as a fighter from his guildmates, who can easily knock him out cold.
  • Characterization Marches On: In early chapters, he was almost as much The Rival to Natsu and Gray as the two were to each other. This fades over time as he spends more time interacting with his sisters and Evergreen, the latter of whom brings out his argumentative side.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: He is a white-haired variation. It's not known where his dark complexion comes from, however, looking at his lighter-skinned sisters.
  • Determinator: Probably the only one who can outdo Natsu in this. His solution to fighting Bacchus, who was too fast and erratic for him to even land a hit, was to transform into a Lizardman with spiked scales. He then told Bacchus that it would be a battle to see which could take more punishment, his body or Bacchus' hands.
  • Every Year They Fizzle Out: While he's quite physically powerful and tough, it's mentioned by other characters that he's bad in "the crunch", and they're right; despite a lot of pretty impressive performances, Elfman loses most of his fights.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Mashima thought the name sounded cute for someone so muscle-brained.
  • Fundoshi: He wears one as his initial outfit of choice, and it has the word "man" written on the back.
  • Genius Bruiser: Okay, maybe calling him a "genius" is overshooting it, but he's certainly smarter than he seems and is capable of thinking up quick and clever plans, notably his plan to take down Rustyrose and his clever use of his transformations against Bacchus.
  • Gentle Giant: He was much more soft-hearted before Lisanna's apparent death hardened his resolve to not let the same happen to his surviving sister. He's still gentle to those he cares about, though.
  • Hot-Blooded: This is his core definition of manliness. He even grows Hot Blooded Sideburns for the Grand Magic Games to compliment it.
  • Large Ham: He'll do anything to prove he's "A REAL MAN", even if he has to shout it.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His Weretiger form boosts the speed of his attacks while retaining his muscular form.
  • Manly Tears: He's not afraid to cry.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He beats himself up over bombing his own guildhall and nearly killing his friends as part of a deal with Seilah to spare Lisanna's life in the Tartaros arc, even though no one blames him because he was brainwashed into doing it. It takes starting a friendly Bar Brawl and getting himself pummeled for him to finally forgive himself.
  • My Greatest Failure: Lisanna, Elfman, and Mirajane's younger sister, almost died while trying to calm Elfman down when his Takeover magic went awry. It's alleviated greatly when Lisanna turns up alive years later. In the Tartaros arc, however, Seilah controls him into nearly killing Lisanna again, forcing him into a desperate Deal with the Devil to save her.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Upon Lisanna's return and hearing some of the guild members commenting on Lisanna's cute appearance, Elfman begins to knock away from his sister.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: His Beast Soul Takeover allows him to absorb the powers of beasts and monsters and assume their forms. Initially, he is only able to transform his right arm as any attempt at a Full-Body Takeover makes him go berserk. By the Phantom Lord arc, however, he gets a full handle on it and can transform whenever he wants.
  • Partial Transformation: His Beast Arm ability only lets him transform his right arm. Even after mastering his Full-Body Takeover, he still uses this from time to time.
  • Power Makes Your Voice Deep: His Full-Body Takeovers make his already deep voice even lower.
  • Powers via Possession: He is a Takeover wizard, which allows him to absorb the attributes of a certain creature. In his case, his Beast Soul allows him to take over monsters and beasts.
  • Real Men Cook: According to Lisanna, he is an excellent chef.
  • Rugged Scar: He sports a stitched scar along his right cheek, adding to his tough exterior.
  • Ship Tease: He gets plenty of this with Evergreen following their partnership in the S-Class exam, as much as they mutually deny it.
  • Sibling Team: He is this whenever he fights alongside Mirajane and Lisanna. While his combat compatibility with Mirajane is unknown, he manages to edge out an off-screen win against Ajeel, one of the Spriggan 12 who should be noted are at least strong as the mightiest wizard in Ishgal, together with Lisanna.
  • Super Toughness: His Lizardman form gives him spiked scales that are virtually impervious to physical damage. It allows him to level the playing field against the heavy-hitting Bacchus during the Grand Magic Games, turning their battle into an Endurance Duel.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: He is always talking about the concept of manliness, refusing to believe that something unnatural could be attributed to anything but an awesome man.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After being butted around and overshadowed for much of the series, Elfman gets a moment to shine in the Grand Magic Games when he wins his match against Bacchus, an opponent who is said to rival Erza in strength, which also counts as Fairy Tail's first actual victory in the tournament. Not only that, but those 10 points he earns go a long way since Fairy Tail wins the tournament by 9 points.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: He gets really beefy over the three-month training Time Skip while preparing for the Grand Magic Games.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He's a purely physical fighter and doesn't have a lot of magic skill, but it usually takes just a single hit for him to take down his opponents when given the chance.
  • Verbal Tic: Usually ends a sentence with "otoko" ("man") or something similar.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He usually just transforms his arm, but he's capable of doing a Full-Body Takeover.
  • The Worf Effect: He is a frequent victim of this whenever he participates in any major story arc.

    Lisanna Strauss 

Lisanna Strauss

Voiced by: Harumi Sakurai (JP), Carrie Savage (EN)

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The younger sister of Mirajane and Elfman. She uses a form of Take Over magic called Animal Soul to transform her body into those of animals. She was killed in an accident while on a mission with her siblings two years ago. Until it's revealed she survived and was teleported to Edolas. After the Edolas arc, she rejoins the guild.
  • Action Girl: Can transform parts or all of her body into those of animals in a form of magic called "Animal Soul". Also, she's not dead like everyone thought, which qualifies her even more now.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The anime gives her relationship with Natsu a lot more focus.
  • Animorphism: Her style of Take-Over magic allows her to take on the attributes of animals.
  • Book Dumb: She's said to dislike studying.
  • Cat Girl: Due to her particular brand of Take Over, Animal Soul, she can turn herself into a white tiger-girl.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Apparently with Natsu before her death. Subverted, since she later comes back, but nothing has happened between them. But that doesn't stop the anime producers, though, who've been proven to be huge Lisanna fans, adding in anime filler scenes between the two, such as their little wedding moment together in Episode 163.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: In a joking way with Natsu.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: When she arrived in Edolas, she reluctantly took the identity of her Edolas counterpart (who by then was already dead) as soon as everyone in the Edolas Fairy Tail guild welcomed her (thinking she's their Lisanna) so as not to bring everyone needless grief, especially to Edolas' Mirajane and Elfman. Subverted by the end of the Edolas arc when Edolas' Mirajane and Elfman reveal that they later found out who she really was all along but kept quiet about it.
  • The Exile: She was exiled from her home village along with her older siblings due to her Take-Over powers.
  • Fatal Flaw: While it hasn't gotten her or anyone else killed (somehow), Lisanna has on two separate occasions underestimated someone at the exact moment when she should be completely on her guard.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: She tells Natsu that her sister taught her everything on how to cook.
  • Flat Character: As a result of being Out of Focus, she doesn't exactly have as many characteristics that make her stick out from the rest of the cast.
  • Flight: One of the more common uses of her powers is to completely or partially transform into a bird and fly.
  • Fragile Speedster: She classifies herself as this, and when facing the Weakness Soldiers, goes after the fast ones.
  • Fur Bikini: In her Cat Girl form, she wears a bikini.
  • The Glomp: She glomps Natsu during their reunion around the time of Faust's defeat.
  • Harping on About Harpies: Her Animal Soul can change her arms into wings and her lower part of the body into bird legs and tail.
  • Hartman Hips: While her bust isn't as ridiculously large as some of her fellow guild mates, her hips seem very large and shapely by comparison.
  • He's Just Hiding: In-Universe. It turns out she wasn't killed during Elfman's rampage, but simply knocked out and got caught in one of the Anima portals that transported her to Edolas. Though one has to wonder how Mirajane could watch Lisanna's body suddenly disappear and misinterpret it as dying. She was right there when it happened.
  • I Choose to Stay: Subverted. While this is her initial choice when Earth-land's Natsu and Happy appear at the Edolas Fairy Tail, as she doesn't want to upset Edolas' versions of her siblings, it is rendered moot once the Anima is reversed, forcing her to return to Earth-land. It also turns out Edo!Mirajane and Edo!Elfman knew her little secret all along, and they wish her well as she heads back.
  • Idiot Ball: Instead of leaving Azuma unaware of Mirajane's abilities while he fights her, she practically brags about what her sister is capable of which ruins the element of surprise.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Tried this to calm Elfman when he went on a rampage. The key word here is "tried".
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She shares her sister's baby blues.
  • It's All My Fault: Feels responsible for Mirajane's Heroic Sacrifice against Azuma in the Sirius Island arc. Elfman, who'd also lost to one of the Seven Kin of Purgatory, resulting in himself and his partner Evergreen being seriously injured, notes that their opponents are simply too strong.
  • Kill the Cutie: Subverted.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Noted to like cats in her guild card.
  • The Lost Lenore: She and Natsu were close when they were kids and her death affected him greatly. It's ultimately revealed that she didn't die.
  • Mystical White Hair: Just like her brother and sister.
  • Nice Girl: She's cheerful and friendly, and it's said that this part of her enabled her to fit in at the Edolas Fairy Tail despite the fact that their Lisanna had died.
  • Not Quite Dead: She's been in Edolas all along.
  • Out of Focus: You'd think that someone who plays a huge part in Natsu's background development would be high up on the established side-character list, or, at the very least, begin to hang around Natsu again due to their childhood friendship. That has not been the case ever since her return from Edolas.
  • Partial Transformation: Though she is also adept at the Full-Body version.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She used to wear pink dresses when she was younger.
  • Playing House: The anime has her doing this as a child, with Natsu as her husband and Happy as their child.
  • The Pollyanna: According to Natsu, she always had a smile on her face no matter the circumstances.
  • Posthumous Character: She died about two years before the start of the series. Subverted when it's revealed that she was instead transported to Edolas somehow.
  • Powers via Possession: Like her siblings, she also used transformation magic.
  • Shameful Strip: She's found naked in a prison cell after Tartarus captures her.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Natsu/Lucy, especially in the anime. She also ships Elfman/Evergreen.
  • Ship Tease: With Natsu.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Lisanna" or "Lisana"? Word of God says it's the former.

    Levy McGarden 

Levy McGarden

Voiced by: Mariya Isenote  (JP), Kristi Kangnote  (EN)

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The de facto leader of Shadow Gear, one of the many teams that make up the backbone of Fairy Tail. An avid bookworm, Levy quickly became one of Lucy's closest friends in the guild after finding out she was working on a novel. Her magic is called Solid Script, which allows her to transform any word she writes into solid objects with those properties.
  • A-Cup Angst: The "Fairy Punishment Game" omake shows her getting very self-conscious about her chest when Gajeel makes her dance in a revealing bunny girl outfit next to Lucy.
  • Action Girl: She is a Badass Bookworm and one of Fairy Tail's most treasured members.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: She slowly but surely begins to develop romantic feelings for Gajeel, but he appears to be oblivious to them. It's subverted in the Alvarez Empire arc when he confesses he shares her feelings while he's being dragged to the underworld by Bloodman.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Since the guy she cares most for is also a temperamental and reckless warrior, Levy is prone to letting him have it when he does something that puts his own life at risk. Especially when he comes back after he was seemingly Dragged Off to Hell by Bloodman in the Alvarez Empire arc, though her anger is counterbalanced well by her joy at seeing him alive.
  • Babies Ever After: Heavily implied in the finale, where Lucy and Wendy hear Levy whispering something about a baby to Gajeel. Based on their facial reactions, it is safe to assume Levy is pregnant with their child.
  • Badass Adorable: She's cute and tiny, and a powerhouse in her own right.
  • Badass Bookworm: While she's not as into fighting as some of her other guildmates, Levy is an avid reader and a skilled linguist, which allows her to decode runic spells and enchantments in record time. She even qualifies for the S-Class rank with her skills.
  • Badass Longcoat: Not quite as badass as Gajeel's, but it's definitely a step up from her usual wear and impressive on her as a member of the Magic Council.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her original outfit before the Battle of Fairy Tail exposes her midsection.
  • Battle Couple: While her love is a bit more one-sided than most, she and Gajeel are frequently seen fighting together starting in the Sirius Island arc.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Levy and Gajeel get off on the wrong foot when he beats up her and her friends in a horrific act of cruelty to provoke Fairy Tail into a guild war during the Phantom Lord arc. Once Gajeel begins shaping himself up, though, Levy finds herself slowly gaining a crush on him.
  • Berserk Button: She hates it when others call her little, because it gives off the impression that she's weak.
  • Break the Cutie: While she always pulls through on account of being a Plucky Girl, the poor girl goes through more hell than anyone ought to be. Notable events include Levy and her friends getting pulverized and crucified by Gajeel, kicking off the main action in the Phantom Lord arc; being left the Sole Survivor of a dragon invasion in a Bad Future; and having to watch Gajeel, who she's since fallen in love with, get Dragged Off to Hell in front of her in the Alvarez Empire arc.
  • Breakout Character: Levy was originally designed as one of the many background characters designed to populate the guild. However, beginning with the Phantom Lord arc, she started becoming more directly involved in the story until she became a major recurring character in her own right, in large part thanks to her romantic subplot with Gajeel.
  • Celibate Heroine: She once rejected at least three guys who like her, two of them being her own teammates and both almost instantaneously. It's possibly subverted after the second Time Skip, where we're treated to a scene of Gajeel and Levy sharing a bed together in the Alvarez Empire arc, and when she whispers something about a baby to him the finale.
  • Cute Bookworm: Since her magic involves reading and turning words into solid object, this is a given.
  • The Cutie: She is incredibly endearing and adored by almost everyone in her guild.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Gajeel pins her, Jet, and Droy to a tree like this and brands her stomach with the Phantom Lord symbol, setting off the war between their two guilds.
  • Did They or Didn't They?: In the Alvarez Empire arc, she and Gajeel are seen in separate panels with blankets that share the same star patterns the night before the war with Alvarez, subtly implying that they may have done it. The finale, in which Levy mutters something about a Gajeel with a tearful, happy look, seems to have called off all bets.
  • Everyone Can See It: She is regularly teased by her friends over her crush towards Gajeel. Even her two teammates, both of whom had their eye on Levy for the longest time, concede that she loves him more than them.
  • Fanservice Pack: Inverted. Some of her first few appearances in the manga made it seem she had breasts as large as any other girl in the series. Word of God states that she became flat later on to stand out in this World of Buxom.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: Levy keeps a pair of Gale-force Reading Glasses, which allow her to read anywhere between 2 to 120 times the normal speed, a useful tool for decoding ancient texts and such.
  • Hair Decorations: She is most commonly seen wearing a bandana.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Even though her feelings for Gajeel become totally obvious once she starts falling for him, Levy fervently denies any of it.
  • The Heart: She demonstrates her role as the guild's moral center when she dismisses the S-Class exam that divided them and left them vulnerable to Grimoire Heart's attack.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Despite everything she has done and the people she has helped or saved, her opinion on herself is rather low, particularly concluding that she's not much of a fighter.
  • Implied Love Interest: Her relationship with Gajeel becomes ambiguously romantic when they first partner up for the S-Class exam. As the series goes on, however, her love for Gajeel becomes less subtle despite her never outright stating it. It stops being this completely when Gajeel ends up confessing his love for her when they both think he's about to die in the Alvarez Empire arc.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's a petite teenager who's also a very capable fighter.
  • Love Epiphany: She realizes she's begun falling for Gajeel after they get into a fight in during the S-Class exam when he appears to care more about beating up the other examinees than focusing on helping her pass, only for him to come to her rescue when she's attacked by Grimoire Heart's scouting team. Her realization is more pronounced in the anime where, while telling herself she hates him, her mind suddenly starts wandering to all the times he helped her in the past.
  • Minored in Asskicking: Levy's primary role is The Smart Gal. Her fighting ability, while formidable, is secondary.
  • Morality Pet: She's the only one besides Panther Lily who can bring out Gajeel's kinder, softer side.
  • Only Sane Woman: She is one of the very few Fairy Tail members without any ridiculous quirks, which makes her well-suited as Lucy's friend.
  • Opposites Attract: With Gajeel. He's an Extra-ore-dinary Jerk with a Heart of Gold, while Levy is The Heart and a Squishy Wizard.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: Levy is a short, sweet, and friendly Cute Bookworm who develops a crush on Gajeel, a rough and violent Blood Knight.
  • Rescue Romance: When Gajeel joins Fairy Tail, Levy is naturally terrified of Gajeel since he pulverized and crucified her and her friends in the Phantom Lord arc. However, she overcomes that fear when he atones by blocking Laxus's attack meant for her. Since then, their relationship improves considerably.
  • Semantic Superpower: Her Solid Script, in a nutshell, is writing out words that physically become the word she writes. This has allowed her to create elements like fire, iron, and air, but also more unconventional things, like writing "silence" to block out sound-based attacks, or "mask" to filter out deadly toxins.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: The dress she wears starting with the Sirius Island arc constantly shows off her back.
  • Ship Tease: She starts getting plenty of it with Gajeel once he saves her from getting unjustly attacked by Laxus in the Battle of Fairy Tail arc.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She doesn't start falling for Gajeel until he proves that, as a member of Fairy Tail, he is willing to atone for all the horrible things he did to her and the guild back when he was a member of Phantom Lord.
  • Squishy Wizard: Her incredible magical abilities aside, Levy has the build of your average teenage girl, which makes her quite vulnerable in a World of Badass.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Levy is the sorcerer to Gajeel's sword, normally a Squishy Wizard who can also act as The Medic with her ability to create iron for him to eat.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She's hardly much of a fighter when she starts out, getting beaten up and hospitalized in her first major plot-related role. It isn't until the Alvarez Empire arc that she gets a noticeable boost in combat skill, effortlessly getting herself out of the same traps and situations that caused her trouble before.
  • Tsundere: She's a Type B who is normally a sweetheart to all of her friends, but is far more harsh around Gajeel, for understandable reasons.
  • Underwater Kiss: A key scene that practically solidifies Levy's love for Gajeel occurs when she gives him air using this method to save him from drowning in the Tartaros arc...only to be reminded that she could just make air bubbles with her magic, to her complete embarrassment.
  • Weak, but Skilled: She isn't exactly one of Fairy Tail's powerhouses, but her sharp mind and unbelievably versatile magic more than make up for her lack of physical prowess.
  • Words Can Break My Bones: Her Solid Script involves using magic to create giant letters that take on the properties of what's written. For instance, "Fire" creates giant flaming letters, "Iron" creates metal letters, etc.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is a bright blue color.

    Raijin Tribe 
A team of wizards who act as Laxus' personal bodyguards. They don't socialize much with the rest of the guild at first and support Laxus's desire to become guild master, but open up to them over time.
  • Anti-Villain: They fight their own guild in the Battle of Fairy Tail, but only out of a genuine desire to help Laxus reshape the guild.
  • Badass Crew: In Laxus' own words, the only other members of the guild he considers strong enough to face the Raijin Tribe are Erza and Natsu.
  • Dub Name Change: They're known as the "Thunder God Tribe" in the Del Rey translation, and the "Thunder Legion" in the Funimation dub.
  • Easily Forgiven: Unlike Laxus, the rest of the team are fully accepted back into Fairy Tail one day after attempting to murder them all.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Laxus gets expelled from the guild, the Raijin Tribe become much more sociable with the guild.
  • Karma Houdini: None of them are punished for their actions in the Battle of Fairy Tail, even though Laxus is expelled. To their credit, though, they show varying degrees of remorse: Fried tearfully tells Mirajane that he didn't want things to go this far, while the others argue they're just as responsible as Laxus.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Before their Heel–Face Turn, most of them had no friends in Fairy Tail besides each other and Laxus.
  • Magical Eye: They all specialize in different forms of eye magic: Bickslow can control others' bodies through eye contact, while Evergreen can turn them to stone. Fried's ability isn't well-defined, though his right eye turns black when he uses his Dark Écriture.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: They serve as such for Laxus during the Battle of Fairy Tail arc, their personal quirks signifying that they truly belong with Fairy Tail more than they initially let on.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After Laxus is expelled from the guild, Fried, Evergreen and Bickslow become more sociable with the rest of the guild.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Fried and Bickslow are the guys, and Evergreen is the girl.
  • The Worf Effect: The Tartaros and Alvarez Empire arcs hit them with this. The former arc sees them wiped out and taken out of commission for the rest of the arc early on. The latter seems to avert it at first in the fight against Wall Eehto, but it turns out he is Actually a Doombot and takes them out in an explosion.

Fried Justine "the Dark"

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (JP), John Burgmeier (EN)

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The leader of the Raijin Tribe, and the most loyal to Laxus. He specializes in writing jutsu-shiki, runic enchantments that affect the environment around him to his liking. He can also produce similar effects on people with his Dark Écriture spell.
  • Ambiguously Gay: The anime and extras in the manga hint at him being this, if not bisexual, such as when he asks Laxus to dance with him at the post-tournament ballroom party, or when he blushes and grins at nude images of the Tri-men in the Volume 33 extras. This all being on top of his already existing fondness of Laxus and general disinterest in women, of course.
  • The Atoner: He becomes this following the events of the Battle of Fairy Tail, deliberately throwing his match with Cana in the S-Class exam to make up for his actions against her.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a rather deep, intimidating voice.
  • Badass Longcoat: He has a long, red coat at all times.
  • Berserk Button: The easiest way to seriously piss him off is for anyone to attempt to cause harm to Laxus, or even so much as make Laxus look bad in any way.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He and Bickslow come to their guildmates' rescue from Rustyrose in the Sirius Island arc.
  • Bishōnen: He is in the running for one of the guild's most attractive members, with a Beauty Mark to boot.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He makes this mistake when he tortures Elfman in front of Mirajane, who reawakens her demonic Satan Soul powers and unloads her sisterly fury on him.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's known as "Fried the Dark" and most of his spells have a shadowy appearance to them. He's also the most sympathetic member of the Raijin Tribe and the one who always objects to Laxus's more extreme actions before becoming a true-blue member of Fairy Tail.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Invoked when he intentionally pretends to be distracted by Lucy and Cana's swimsuits in order to throw their fight.
  • The Dragon: He acts as Laxus' during the Battle of Fairy Tail arc, being the primary organizer of the battle and following Laxus' every command, including eliminating guild members who break the rules.
  • Dub Name Change: His jutsu-shiki are known as "enchantments" in the English dub. This becomes a tad problematic when the story introduces magic literally called "Enchant" in the Japanese version, which is functionally different.
  • Flanderization: His simple yet genuine devotion to Laxus gets overblown when Laxus returns at the end of the Sirius Island arc, acting like a total Fanboy.
  • Gratuitous French: "Dark Écriture" means "Dark Writing".
  • Geometric Magic: His jutsu-shiki
  • Hair Antennae: He has two antennae shaped like lightning bolts.
  • Hero-Worshipper: After his Heel–Face Turn, he becomes prone to geeking out whenever Laxus is in the vicinity.
  • Important Haircut: He shaves his long hair to a buzz cut in a traditional act of penance for his actions after the Battle of Fairy Tail arc. It's significant enough to make Makarov reconsider retiring as guild master. However, he undergoes a Hair Reboot in his next appearance, made all the more jarring in the anime since it happens the very next episode.
  • Kick the Dog: He does some pretty horrible things during the Battle of Fairy Tail, such as telling a recently-reformed Juvia that she'll never be accepted in their guild, and torturing Elfman in front of Mirajane. His Tears of Remorse after Mirajane gives him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown are what keep him from going over the Moral Event Horizon.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has long hair and is very much a Bishōnen.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Fried objects to Laxus's more extreme orders during the Battle of Fairy Tail, but that doesn't stop him from carrying them out, however reluctantly.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: Downplayed. Fried genuinely objects when Laxus orders him to use lethal force in the Battle of Fairy Tail, but the only reason Laxus is telling his subordinates to kill people is because he doesn't have the necessary hatred in his heart to do it himself.
  • Not So Above It All: He comes off as an aloof and stern man under normal circumstances, but after he becomes more open with his guildmates, he proves to be just as silly as they are.
  • One-Winged Angel: He turns into a demon with his "Darkness" spell to fight Mirajane's Satan Soul. However, he finds himself hopelessly outmatched.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His right eye is covered by his hair.
  • Power Gives You Wings: He can use his Dark Écriture to grow energy wings and fly.
  • Powered Armor: His "Shadow" form covers his body in black armor that drastically increases his strength.
  • Red Baron: "Fried the Dark".
  • Royal Rapier: He uses his sword to write his runes.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name was originally spelled as "Freed" in the Del Rey translation.
  • Superpower Lottery: Having jutsu-shiki that can literally do anything that is written is certainly a useful skill to have, especially if he is given time to set them up beforehand, which allow him to contain the likes of his guild's own master. And even then, the sheer number of things he can do with his magic is astounding, such as depriving oxygen from those who break his rules.
  • Tears of Remorse: After Mirajane spares his life despite all the terrible things he'd done to the guild in the Battle of Fairy Tail, he breaks down in tears and apologizes for everything.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: He goes from being one of the guild's most aloof members to an absolute goofball in his adoration of Laxus.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is a light shade of green.

Bickslow

Voiced by: Yoshihisa Kawahara (JP), Scott Freeman (EN, 1st voice), Tyler Walker (EN, 2nd voice)

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A wizard who uses a form of seith magic called Human Possession to manipulate five souls that inhabit dolls and follow him everywhere. He can also steal and control other people's souls with his Figure Eyes ability.
  • Aura Vision: He can detect and follow people through their souls.
  • Beam Spam: One of his most common attacks with his "babies".
  • Black Magic: His Seith Magic is stated to be this, and is weak against White Magic, which neutralizes his dolls.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Let's go, babies!"
  • Combat Pragmatist: He's not just a competent wizard, but he's also a very skilled acrobat, using his stunts to get the drop on others. Not to mention, even destroying his dolls isn't likely to slow him down as he can just stick their souls into any inanimate objects that happen to be lying around and continue from there.
  • Cool Mask: He covers his eyes with a sallet-like visor whenever he isn't using his Figure Eyes, which is almost all the time.
  • Creepy Good: He's loyal to the guild and not that bad of a guy, but he still wears a sinister visor over his upper face and spends half his time leering at people and the other half with his (branded) tongue out.
  • Deadly Gaze: His Figure Eyes, which can literally rip a person's soul right out of them.
  • Delinquent Hair: His hair is styled in a mohawk with two edges sideways.
  • Facial Markings: He has a black shikigami-shaped tattoo on the center of his face.
  • Good Costume Switch: He loses his skull-marked shoulder pads and gains a tuft on the back of his hood after his Big Damn Heroes moment in the Sirius Island arc, making him look more like a knight.
  • The Hyena: You'd be hard-pressed not to find him laughing about something.
  • Informed Flaw: He's said to suffer from Power Incontinence regarding his Figure Eyes, hence his mask. However, he's seen without his mask on numerous occasions, and with no issue.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He likes teasing his friends, but he always sticks by their side.
  • Maniac Tongue: He starts out as one of Fairy Tail's Token Evil Teammates, and he's prone to laughing maniacally with his tongue sticking out, doing this even after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Multicolored Hair: His hair is blue with black shaved spots.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: When Lucy and Cana try to use sexy tactics to distract him and Fried, he announces that he doesn't care and attacks.
  • People Puppets: His Figure Eyes allow him the ability to take control of the souls of living things who come into direct eye contact with him, and to manipulate them as if they were his dolls.
  • Power Incontinence: He has this problem with his Figure Eyes, wearing a Power Limiter mask to get a better handle on it.
  • Secret Keeper: He figured out that Loke was a celestial spirit long before the rest of the guild by looking at his soul, and didn't tell anyone until it was brought to light.
  • Shipper on Deck: He likes to tease his friends over the slightest hint of a relationship, such as Lucy/Loke and Elfman/Evergreen.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Funimation spells his name as "Bixlow".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Part of his unshaved hair is blue.

Evergreen

Voiced by: Saori Seto (JP), Caitlin Glass (EN)

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A young woman who is obsessed with fairies, reportedly only joining Fairy Tail because liked the name. She uses her Stone Eyes ability to turn people into stone, and she can produce fairy dust to perform a variety of attacks and abilities.
  • Action Girl: She's a member of one of Fairy Tail's strongest teams, and can turn people to stone just by looking at them.
  • Badass Longcoat: She starts wearing one after the Edolas arc.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Starting with their partnership in the Sirius Island arc, Evergreen and Elfman develop a contentions relationship that just makes their tender moments stand out all the more.
  • Blasting Time: Her aptly named "Fairy Bomb: Gremlin" spell can cause things to blow up.
  • Deadly Gaze: Her Stone Eyes magic is a non-lethal variation that turns her enemies to stone.
  • Everyone Can See It: No matter how much they deny it, anyone who sees Evergreen and Elfman together never fails to pick up on their Belligerent Sexual Tension.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: After the events of the Edolas arc, Evergreen starts wearing her hair down as opposed to her sidetail when introduced.
  • Flechette Storm: Her "Fairy Machine Gun: Leprechaun" fires a storm of golden needles at her enemies.
  • Friendly Address Privileges: Only Laxus and the rest of the Raijin Tribe call her "Ever". Elfman also starts calling her this beginning in the Sirius Island arc.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She hated Erza for being called "Titania" (Fairy Queen), as she believes such a title belongs to her. She lets go of her grudge when Erza says that she doesn't care about that nickname.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: She repeatedly says this about Elfman, against all contrary evidence.
  • Meganekko: She's one of the only glasses-wearing girls in the series. Her glasses also serve as a Power Limiter so she's not constantly turning everyone into stone.
  • No Eye in Magic: She can turn people to stone with eye contact, but it doesn't work if she or her target is wearing glasses.
  • Power Gives You Wings: She can sprout fully functional dragonfly-like wings using her fairy dust.
  • Power Incontinence: Just like Bickslow, she can't fully control her eye magic, hence why she wears glasses.
  • Ship Tease: Ever since their interaction in the Sirius Island arc, Evergreen and Elfman find themselves in several romantic positions whether they like it or not.
  • Theme Naming: Her spells are all named after creatures commonly found in fairy tales.
  • Vain Sorceress: Starts out as this in the Battle of Fairy Tail arc, insisting she is the most beautiful member of the guild. She never quite grows out of this after her Heel–Face Turn.

    Mest Gryder 

Voiced by: Shuuhei Sakuguchi (JP), Alex Organ (EN)

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Head of a division of the Rune Knights, the Magic Council's military force. He can use Teleportation Magic to cover large distances and Memory Control to edit a person's memory of events or people. 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 during the S-Class promotion trial on Sirius Island. While there, however, he comes to sympathize with the guild and becomes one of their most valuable allies.


  • Ambition Is Evil: His ambition to boost his reputation among the Council drives him to do some pretty amoral things, such as manipulating young Wendy to help him disband her own guild.
  • Beard of Sorrow: Grows one over the Time Skip.
  • 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.
  • Cloudcuckoo Lander: Later revealed to be an act. He's actually more like an Only Sane Man.
  • Double Agent: He is revealed to be a true member of Fairy Tail at the end of the Tartaros Arc - a fact that he himself, is unaware of - because he wiped that information from his own memory just before joining the Rune Knights and infiltrating the Magic Council as a Deep Cover Agent on Makarov's order. This was, in fact, done to learn everything possible about the Alvarez Empire on the western continent of Arakitasia.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: In the anime, after watching Sirius Island get destroyed by Acnologia.
  • Everybody's Dead, Dave: The Sole Survivor of Jackal's attack on the Magic Council, as he later tells Cobra.
  • Fake Memories: One of his main magic skills. He uses this to rewrite the memories of every member of Fairy Tail present during the S-Class trial.
    • It's later revealed that he erased his own memories to infiltrate the Magic Council on behalf of his guild Fairy Tail.
  • Fridge Logic: In-Universe, this is the weakness of his memory magic. Thinking about the exact circumstances, surrounding his association and presence, is what ultimately causes the other members of Fairy Tail to realize that he's tricked them.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: The left side of his face is covered by three distinctive scars.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Mest has every reason to hate Zeref; given how Zeref's demons killed his best friend, along with everyone he used to work with in the Magic Council, his hunt for Zeref on Tenroujima almost got him killed when Grimoire Heart and Acnologia showed up, and he just barely saved Makarov from getting killed by Zeref. That said, his Moral Myopia starts showing when he, someone who buys into Fairy Tail's ideology of family and unbreakable bonds, implants fake memories in one of Zeref's top servants (who was in the middle of a Heel Realization) that caused her to stab someone she saw as a grandfather, and was actually trying to talk that person down from attacking Fairy Tail at the time. Needless to stay, he's stared into the abyss, and Natsu calls him out on it.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Falls into this when deciding to free Oración Seis, which was in order to get the intel from Cobra he needed on Tartaros. That said, Mest knew exactly what could go wrong with this, so he hired Crime Sorcière as backup.
    • When Mest manipulates Brandish through memory magic into stabbing August of the Spriggan 12 - (who Brandish looked up to as a grandfather figure) - he outright justifies these actions as being for the sake of Fairy Tail.
  • Irony: His dream was to get Lahar to the top of the council someday. It all goes to hell when Tartaros 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.
    • On a meta example, Mashima couldn't decided if he should have Doranbolt be a member of Fairy Tail or a member of Grimoire Heart or Tartaros before settling him being a member of the council. Then we find out that he was actually a member of Fairy Tail who wiped his own memories to spy on the Magic Council.
  • Memory Gambit: Chapter 416 reveals that he erased his own memories to infiltrate the Council on behalf of his guild Fairy Tail. His guildmaster Makarov was against this, but Doranbolt insisted. It gives him a dash of a benevolent Manchurian Agent in addition to the above two Deep Cover Agent and Double Agent Reverse Mole.
  • The Mole: He pretends to be a member of Fairy Tail to dig up dirt on it. Turns out things are a little more complicated.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: Erza becomes convinced that he is a paedophile - as seen when he pops out during her Imagine Spot of Jellal leaving her when turned into a child. This probably stems from the Tenrou Island arc; after he chose Wendy out of all the guild mages, as a partner for the S-Class trials, despite there being no relation between them whatsoever.
  • Morality Pet: He has a protective fondness towards Wendy, particularly after the Time Skip.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: A big example in Chapter 488. Brandish, who was just starting to have a Heel Realization and was finally getting through to August in her attempt to talk him down, was rewarded for her efforts by Mest giving her fake memories that convinced her to stab August in the chest, all but guaranteeing a Heel–Face Door-Slam for Brandish. And the worst part is, his plan didn't even work, all it did was make August angry.
  • Only Sane Man: For both Fairy Tail; by 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.
  • Reason Before Honor: He decides to alter Brandish's memories to make her think that August is her enemy, which makes her stab him in the chest. Natsu doesn't approve of this, but Mest tells him he did it for the guild, while sporting a Slasher Smile. August, however is not amused.
  • 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. Turns out he was a member all along, but he erased everyone's memories, including his own so he could infiltrate the Magic Council.
  • Reverse Mole: He is actually a member of Fairy Tail all along, and infiltrated the Magic Counsil by Makarov's request. So he became The Mole for the council, while in reality he actually was The Mole for Fairy Tail, despite not remembering it (he erased his own memories of Fairy Tail in order to sneak more easily into the council). Makarov actually chastised him for it.
  • 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. Thus it's not too surprising when it's revealed that he was a member all along.
  • Sole Survivor: He's been the only one to survive Acnolgia's attack and Jackal's terrorist strike unharmed. However, he hates having this trope follow him.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": People have confused Doranbolt for Doranbalt.
  • Stab the Scorpion: While Lily is interrogating him on Sirius Island, Mest suddenly teleports and grabs Wendy, and while it seems like he's trying to kidnap her, he actually did it to save her from Azuma.
  • Teleportation: His other magic skill.
  • Tomato Surprise: He was The Mole for the Magic Council.
  • 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.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's almost impossible to talk about this guy without giving away his true identity as a Council member.
  • X Marks the Hero: Has an x-shaped scar on his cheek, and is a mostly heroic character, both before and after The Reveal.

Alternative Title(s): Fairy Tail Tenrou Group

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