Characters / Fairy Tail Sirius Team
aka: Fairy Tail Tenrou Group

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.

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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.
  • 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 in the world), 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Tenrou 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.
  • 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 regarded by everyone in the guild to be the most powerful member of Fairy Tail, period. His magic, Crash, causes him to vaporize anything he touches as a testament of his strength. He is given permission to take on jobs that have never been completed for dozens, 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 also Cana's biological father.
  • The Ace: To elaborate: He is said to be the strongest mage in the guild. Natsu is about as strong, or stronger than both Erza and Mirajane, and was able to beat Laxus (albeit with Gajeel's help and after he was worn down from using Fairy Law). Natsu makes a point that he could never beat Gildarts. The guy is that strong.
  • Achey Scars: His injuries start to sting just as Acnologia descends upon Tenrou Island.
  • Action Dad: He's known as the most powerful member of Fairy Tail and he's really Cana's estranged father.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parent: Becomes this to Cana after he finds out she's his daughter.
  • Artificial Limbs: Lost an arm and leg to Acnologia.
  • Badass Boast: Delivers one to God Serena as he makes his first appearance since Tenrou Island arc.
    Gildarts: "I'm hungry as hell... So step aside, boy... I'm going back to the guild."
  • Badass Cape: It's tattered because of the battles it has seen.
  • Battle Aura: One of few characters shown to use one, and with good reason: it's strong enough to bring Natsu to his knees, in tears. Complete with Chunky Updraft.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Don't piss him off.
  • Beyond the Impossible: During his fight with Bluenote, he destroys a black hole.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Natsu.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He shows up just as Bluenote is about to kill Cana and Natsu. He does so again to confront God Serena during the final battle between the Spriggan 12 and Fairy Tail.
  • Chekhov's Lecture: His lesson to Natsu about rushing in headfirst came in handy, at the end of the arc. Acnologia shows up and Natsu—taking the advice he received earlier—doesn't try to fight it alone; instead joining forces with the rest of Fairy Tail when they try to take it down. They still fail.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: A very good guy who keeps porno mags in his travel satchel.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: To Natsu. He still passes Natsu for the exam, but not before making a point.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Gets this in Chapter 299.
  • Deus ex Machina: He becomes this during Natsu and gang's massively one-sided fight against Bluenote Stinger during the Tenrou Island arc.
    • Quite possibly the reason why Hiro Mashima always seems have him on an extended quest, Walking the Earth or somehow otherwise engaged in most story arcs: He's probably too powerful to fight any of the wizards in Fiore.
  • Disappeared Dad: To Cana. Justified in that he was away on another of his many-year-long jobs when she was born, so he didn't know Cana was his daughter, plus Cana was just too painfully shy to reveal the truth to him over the years.
  • The Ditz: There's a reason why the town has an emergency alarm just for him.
  • Doting Parent: For many years, Gildarts was completely ignorant to the fact that Cana was his daughter. Once she gathers the courage to tell him the truth, Gildarts was of course shocked at first, but he very quickly opens up and isn't shy to show how happy he is that she's his daughter. Cana actually now prefers her dad to give her some space!
  • Establishing Character Moment: When Gildarts first strides into town after a long absence, we find out that the town is set up to transform itself to move buildings out of his way. If the people didn't, he'd just absentmindedly walk straight through people's houses.
  • Expy: To Gale Glory.
    • He also bears similarities to Shanks. The anime lampshades this by making his theme music a pirate shanty.
  • Genius Bruiser: He shows some rather sharp perception skills when it comes to fighting enemies he knows nothing about at first glance.
  • Handicapped Badass: Acnologia took his left leg, arm, and one of his organs.
  • Heroic Build: Despite being middle aged and over twice the age of young men like Gray and Sting who are just barely out of adolescence and therefore have the youth advantage, 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 everyone else's, proven when he effortlessly overpowered and defeated Byro Cracy one of the strongest men in Fiore without magic.
  • Innocently Insensitive: After returning to the guild for the first time in years, he teasingly asks Natsu about how things are going between him and Lisanna, only for Natsu to tell him that Lisanna "died" while Gildarts was away.
  • It's Personal: His fury against Grimoire Heart, Bluenote in particular:
    Gildarts: "It was an important test. It meant more to these kids than any adult could ever imagine. This test represented their determination towards their futures...and you've stepped all over it."
    • More than he himself knows as a matter of fact as Bluenote was about to kill Cana when he arrived. Cana. His daughter.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At least he was in the past. In Fairy Tail Ice Trail he taunts Gray frequently, but still shows concern for his (and others') well being.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Best example being during the Key of Starry Night filler arc. He litrally appears from off-screen in a flash of light and uppercuts the guy before anyone can react.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Due to taking up huge missions for Fairy Tail, he remained oblivious to it temporary dispersion.
  • Manly Tears: After Cana tells him that she is his daughter, Then it dawned on him.
  • Megaton Punch: Delivered one of epic proportions to Bluenote.
  • No Sell: His Crash Magic can be used to dispel magical attacks by canceling them out, as shown with Bluenote's Black Hole spell and even Historia!God Serena's Dragonslaying Magic. That said, he makes the point that Historia!God Serena isn't as powerful as the real one.
  • Oh Crap!:
    • When he learns Cana is his daughter, he frantically goes through the names of all her potential mothers.
    • Has a more serious one later when Acnologia shows up on Sirius Island.
    • The townspeople's reaction to his arrival in Magnolia.
  • One-Man Army: Short of Master Makarov (and maybe even him) Gildarts is hands down the strongest wizard in Fairy Tail. How strong is he? He fought Acnologia and lived to tell about it. The same Acnologia that shrugged off the combined attacks from the Tenrou Group. The same Acnologia that casually curbstomped God Serena, the top ranked Wizard Saint, without even trying.
  • Over-Enthusiastic Parents: To Cana.
  • Papa Wolf: To his whole guild. Played more literally with Cana.
  • Perma-Stubble: He has five o'clock shadow instead of a full-on beard.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Again, the alarm.
  • Porn Stash: He carries a lot of naughty magazines in his bag.
  • Rank Up: Subverted. Makarov makes him the fifth guild master, but all he does is reinstate Laxus and then step down and make Makarov the sixth guild master.
  • Really Gets Around: He goes through the names of thirteen women he slept with to determine which one could be Cana's mother before he guesses the right one.
  • Remember the New Guy: Anime only. Averted in the manga, where he's mentioned about once every arc before he returns. Justified in that the anime was supposed to end before he was introduced, so they removed any line referencing him. The only inkling the anime has to his existence prior to his introduction is a statement that Fairy Tail has five S-Class wizards and only four (Mystogan, Laxus, Erza, and Mirajane) had been introduced.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ships Natsu/Lisanna.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Regarded as the strongest wizard in Fairy Tail. He's the only Fairy Tail wizard allowed to take "SS-Rank" requests, and one such mission had been around for 100 years without anyone being able to complete it. We'll never know if Gildarts was good enough to do it, as Acnologia attacked him during the mission, and he had to quit due to his injuries.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: An in-universe, plot-relevant example. When he returns to the Guild, he shows Natsu the wounds he received from fighting Acnologia but the kid still seems hell-bent on fighting the dragon some day. Then, when the two have to fight on Sirius Island, Gildarts completely overwhelms Natsu with just his Battle Aura to ram the point home that Natsu is genuinely not ready for that fight. Natsu accepting this fact is what inspires Gildarts to let him go on to the next part of the exam.
  • There Was a Door: Taken to ridiculous excess in his first appearance.
  • Touch of Death: Apparently, the way his magic works, he has to consciously not use his magic in order to avoid destroying anything he touches. Combine that with someone who tends to have his head in the clouds, and you have a Walking Disaster Area.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Gildarts returns to the island while Natsu and co. are about to be killed by Bluenote. He is not amused.
  • Walking the Earth: What he leaves to do after the Sirius Island arc. However, he promises to return.
  • Walking Wasteland: His power is "Crash", which literally smashes everything he touches.
  • You Are in Command Now: Subverted. Makarov chooses him to be the his successor as guild master... for about one chapter/episode. After making Laxus a member of Fairy Tail again, he demands that Makarov be made guild master again. Despite this, you could say that he's a secondary one to Makarov.

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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 chased away by townspeople for their Take-Over powers when they were kids, even after little Mira had used her powers to rescue a church.
  • 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. 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: Satan Soul
  • 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: Satan Soul.
  • 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.
  • 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 at a Price: 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.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Satan Soul.
  • Power Makes Your Voice Deep: In her Satan Soul Takeover.
  • 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", 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 whale 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.
  • 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 

Makarov's grandson, an S-Class wizard, and heir to the title of guild master. When he starts out, he values strength above all else and does not get along well with most of his fellow guildmates, particularly his grandfather. However, the experiences he goes through that cause him to be expelled and later reinstated in the guild shape him into a much kinder person. 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: 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.
  • 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: In the Tenrou Island arc.
  • 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: To Captain Hardner, of 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Forgotten Phlebotinum: Remember when he fought Natsu and Gajeel and whipped out massive Thunder Dragon Slayer attacks? Remember him using Fairy Law?
    • Actually, non-Dragon Slaying magic is pretty much ineffective against dragons, so it's questionable whether Fairy Law would have done the job.
    • An alternate explanation is that he was using the little bit of energy he had left. The guy just beat freakin' Jura. Give him a round of applause for being able to even stand after doing that.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Jerkass: What he starts out as.
  • 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.
  • Ride the Lightning: He can turn himself into lightning to dodge an attack or travel a short distance.
  • 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.
  • Tame His Anger: Upon his return after the fight at Tenrou 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

S-Class Exam Participants and Their Partners

    Team Natsu 

    Gajeel Redfox 

Gajeel Redfox

Wataru Hatano (JP), David Wald (EN)

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The Iron Dragon Slayer, also known as "Black Steel Gajeel". He was raised by the dragon Metalicana, who taught him the power to transform any part of his body into metal. He starts out as a member of Phantom Lord and its master Jose's right-hand man, but joins Fairy Tail after his old guild disbands. However, it takes a long time for the guild to accept him since he is responsible for destroying their old guild hall and injuring Team Shadow Gear while a member of Phantom Lord.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The Fairy Tail Gaiden: Rhodenite is this for him, which finally goes into his past. And then gives him a team up with Cobra during his Detention Squad captain days.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Prone to these whenever Wendy is upset.
    • Tried this on Levy on Sirius Island. It didn't work well thanks to his wrong choice of words...
  • Anime Hair: Probably the worst offender on this page.
  • Arc Villain: In the Fairy Academy omake/OVA.
  • The Atoner: Ever since he joins the guild.
  • Ax-Crazy: During his days in Phantom Lord, he was a raging psycho who would gleefully attack anyone, enemy or ally, who crossed him.
  • Badass Baritone: His voice is deep, and also a bit gruff, crossing into Guttural Growler
  • Badass Boast:
    • "The sky's not big enough for two dragons." Doubles as a Meaningful Echo when he teams up with Natsu to fight Laxus.
      Natsu: "I thought you said that the sky's not big enough for two dragons."
      Gajeel: "Yeah, that's true. But there ain't no dragons flying in the sky now, not with all this lightning."
    • We get another good one in the Grand Magic Games arc during his fight with Rogue.
      Gajeel: "Let me jog your memory... As to the terror I can bring."
  • Badass Longcoat: His main outfit. He got an even more impressive one after the second Time Skip to help him channel his inner Smoker, now as The Captain of the Magic Council's Detention Enforcement Unit.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: On occasion he wears a bandana, such as in the Magic Games.
  • Barbarian Longhair: He has a long, ragged mane.
  • Battle Couple: With Levy.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Levy.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't claim that Natsu is stronger than him. Rogue learns this the hard way, by getting his ass deeply, and thoroughly beaten.
    • He also doesn't like crucifixion at all. It brings back his worst memory and greatest regret in his life; doing it to Levy when they first met.
  • BFS: Karma Demon Iron God Sword.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Given his rather aggressive relationship with Natsu, it's worth noting that he never acts this way with Wendy. Also, on three separate occasions, he's comforted her when she was upset.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Natsu from being incinerated by Laxus twice in the Fighting Festival arc.
    • In the Edolas arc, he is sent by Mystogan to help save his guildmates turned into lacrima. He manages to turn Erza and Gray back to normal, which allows them to pull their own with Natsu, Lucy, and Wendy.
    • He saves Levy from being killed by Kawazu and Yomazu in the Sirius Island arc.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: A standard attack for him. In the anime, he takes it up to Chainsaw Good.
  • Big Eater: It's stated in his data card, and he is often pictured eating iron.
  • 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: Par for the course for Dragon Slayers; his shoots metal shrapnel.
  • Can't Catch Up: He feels he's falling behind his fellow Dragon Slayers, both in terms of not mastering Dragon Force yet and being the last one to get his Exceed.
  • The Captain: Post-second Time Skip, he's now one for the Magic Council. Specifically, the Detention Enforcement Unit.
  • Casting a Shadow: He achieves "Shadow-Iron Dragon Mode" after eating Rogue's shadows during their one-on-one in the Grand Magic Games. On top of things, this gives him the power to merge with his own shadow and move about at swift speeds.
  • Character Development: Gajeel has come a looong way. Let's recap': He started as an all around Jerkass who blindly followed his leader, then he reappeared on the good guys side and proved that he wasn't all that bad and knew he had gone too far while still being a loner. After that, little by little, he opened up to others and the heart of gold started to outweight the jerkass. Now, while still rough around the edges the jerkass part has mostly vanished and he definitely embraces the guild's philosophy and ways. Certainly being surounded by people like Makarov, Juvia, Levy, Natsu, Lily and co did him good.
  • Chewing the Scenery: His song "Best Friend".
  • Chrome Champion: His Iron Dragon Scales.
  • Covert Pervert: In the Grand Magic Games arc, he fantasizes having Lucy dancing for him in a Bunny Girl outfit while he plays the guitar.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Gets like this around his partner Panther Lily.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite wearing black and having shadow powers, he is on the side of good, if a bit dark.
  • Death Glare: He gives Rogue one after hearing that he isn't as strong as Natsu.
  • Death Seeker: It's eventually revealed 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 die fighting for his loved ones. He assures Levy that it was just a comeback to Bradman's death threats, so he might have been lying.
  • Declaration of Protection : To the entire guild
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Averted; he remains hostile with Natsu after losing to him in the Phantom Lord arc. It's only after he stays at the guild for a while does he start to loosen up.
  • Defrosting Ice King: When he first joined Fairy Tail, he was hostile and bitter, saying he only joined because Juvia told him to. Eventually, he warms up to them. Especially shown with Levy and Natsu.
  • Delinquents: In the second OVA. And he used to be one before joining Phantom Lord.
  • Determinator: Almost as big an example as Natsu.
  • Did They or Didn't They?: Everyone noticed a certain blanket pattern in his and Levy's panels the night before the war with Alvarez. Now the fandom is patiently waiting for the answer...
  • The Dragon: Originally introduced as Master Jose's right hand man in Phantom Lord.
    • The movie (written/directly supervised by Mashima) seems to run on this, albeit a good version. Even after joining Fairy Tail, he's become Makarov's right-hand man when it comes to dealing with things concerning espionage and any other dirty stuff that would otherwise have been illegal per the council's rules.
  • Dreadful Musician: A Running Gag in the series that any much anticipated Fanservice show with the Fairy Tail ladies will be cancelled and replaced by Gajeel doing a terrible lounge act.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: When being pulled in to Bradman's hell, he admits that he loved Levy. Subverted in that Irene casting her reality-warping spell saved him.
  • Easily Forgiven: Subverted; despite joining Fairy Tail, Makarov says he will never forgive him for the stunts he pulled in the Phantom Lord arc, and only invites him into the guild because he would get even worse without proper guidance. The same goes for everyone else in the guild.
    • It takes him taking a few bolts of lightning from Laxus without retaliating, shielding Levy in the same scene and helping Natsu beat Laxus before they start to trust him and spying on Raven Tail and protecting Levy from Grimoire Heart before the guild really starts to open up to him. Even after that, despite being one of the strongest new members of Fairy Tail, he gets passed over for the S-Class exam, and Pantherlily suggests that his past actions were the reason why.
  • Eat Dirt, Cheap: All dragon slayers eat their elements, though Gajeel is shown chowing down on nuts and bolts like snacks.
  • Eleventh Hour Superpower: At the climax of his battle with Bradman of the Spriggan Twelve, his most powerful opponent ever and whose power rivals that of God Serena, he finally achieves the power of Dragon Force and uses it to win... and then he dies, except not really.
  • Evil Counterpart: Originally introduced as Natsu's, though he ceases to be one through Character Development.
  • Evil Laugh: Originally a high-pitched, psychotic "Gihihihihi!" Since his behavior was toned down, it's generally just a quick "Gihi!"
  • Evolving Weapon: Goes from the Iron Dragon Slayer to the Steel Dragon Slayer.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: As the Iron Dragon Slayer, he has some of the same abilities that Natsu does, and many that he doesn't. And later on he evolves to the Steel Dragon Slayer.
  • Fangs Are Evil: All Dragon Slayers have them, but Gajeel comes closest to playing it straight due to his Jerkass and Sociopathic Hero nature, initially.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: He ultimately gets disintegrated into Magic Barrier Particles by Bradman, who pulled a Taking You with Me on him. Subverted when he awakens some time after Irene cast a country-level reality warping spell. Even Gajeel is perplexed about what happened, as he should be very much dead, but Zera surmises that Irene's spell sent him away from the Underworld at the last second.
  • Fear of Thunder: In the anime Gajeel, understandably, develops this temporarily after Laxus one-shot Natsu, and works to get rid of it.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Wears a set of studded gloves.
  • Fish Out of Temporal Water: Like the other dragon slayers who were raised by dragons, Gajeel was actually an orphan from four hundred years ago that was brought forth in time via the Eclipse Gate.
  • Fling a Light into the Future: As it turns out, he and the other four dragonslayers with Dragon parents are children from 400 years into the past and sent to the future through the Eclipse Gate for the purpose of defeating Acnologia.
  • Fond Memories That Could Have Been: In his final moments, he admits he wished to create a future together with Levy and have a family with her. He then states having that future snatched away from him is the most terrifying thing he ever had to endure. It seems that the reality warp Irene did has blessed him with a second chance, after all.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Despite Gajeel joining Fairy Tail, Makarov says he will never forgive him for the stunts he pulled in the Phantom Lord arc, and only invites him into the guild because he would never forgive himself if he just sat by and watched Gajeel fall even further into darkness. The same goes for everyone else in the guild.
  • Genius Bruiser: A title page shows him playing Shogi with Makarov, and winning.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Iron-Shadow Mode gets glowing blue eyes in the anime.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: he has scars on his right arm.
  • Go Out with a Smile: After saving the woman he loves, he goes out smiling. And even then he manages to cheat death for some reason.
  • 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.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Joins Fairy Tail after Phantom Lord is disbanded.
  • Hellish Pupils: An occasionally used mark of Dragon Slayers.
  • Heroic Willpower: He gets stabbed in the arm—as in from the middle of his palm to the end of his shoulder—and keeps fighting. It's toned down in the anime, but still there: he manages to turn his arm into an iron pole before the sword pierces it, but it cracks to the point that it almost breaks, it's obviously painful for him.
    • And in the first movie, he's able to survive having blades stabbed through his body from in inside out, including three sticking out of throat and mouth. He doesn't even fall over, and just eats the blades sticking out of his mouth. The rest just seem to snap off of his body harmlessly. The whole ordeal seems really painful...for about five seconds.
    • Justified in that his brand of magic revolves around eating, manipulating, and turning into metal.
  • Hidden Depths: He's a muscle-bound and bloodthirsty warrior who enjoys ripping others to shreds. He's also a talented jazz songwriter, with half the talent in singing and playing. He also really takes to his role as a Squad Captain.
    • When Mavis apologizes for the pain her sins is causing them, he replies that she has nothing to apologize for. All she did was fall in love and even he says that in itself is not a sin. Everyone was stunned silent to hear something so profound and kind from him.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: He really can't sing, though his lyric writing isn't bad.
  • 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.
  • Image Song: "Metallic Kiss."
  • Implied Love Interest: Was this to Levy at first. While it was actually never officialy confirmed that she loves him, the hints are so obvious though that now no one doubts she has feelings for the Dragon Slayer. Even in-universe. Of course he, himself admits that he likes her too.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Gajeel really meant to cheer Levy up on Sirius Island. Too bad he didn't choose better words.
  • 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 Natsu for resisting authority and Lucy for indecent exposure to 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 until Erza intervenes. Even after he leaves, he constantly jokes about arresting his teammates and uses it as a way of flirting with Levy.
  • Intangible Man: While in Iron Shadow Dragon Mode, he can turn his body into shadows.
  • Jerkass: Down right unpleasant before he did a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After his Heel–Face Turn and subsequent Character Development, he softens up towards Fairy Tail as a whole and becomes more comedic but also more caring to his allies.
  • Kick the Dog: In his Phantom Lord days, he attacks Shadow Gear, Lucy, and even his own teammates if they get in the way of his attacks. Not quite Moral Event Horizon, because he never uses lethal force.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: He stops being an Ax-Crazy Jerk with a Heart of Gold the minute any felines, especially Panther Lily, show up, much to the shock of everyone around him.
  • Know When To Fold Them: In the Key of the Starry Sky arc, he and Natsu both want to fight Laxus and Natsu goes first. After Natsu is one-shotted, Gajeel is nowhere to be seen, having wisely gotten the hell out of there.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Like Natsu.
  • The Lancer: On the combined Fairy Tail team in the Grand Magic Games arc.
  • The Leader: Of Fairy Tail's B Team in the same arc.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's impressively fast for someone who's literally Made of Iron and hits like a tank.
  • Love Redeems: He says meeting and falling in love with Levy was what made him a better person and start wishing for a normal life with a family instead of power.
  • Made of Diamond: This is the proper trope, despite the fact that he has a technique that makes him quite literally Made of Iron.
  • Manly Tears:
    • When he found his grandmother figure from the Magic Council dead, and as Metalicana permanently disappears.
    • He does this one last time as he says goodbye to Levy when he is being dragged by Bradman to the Underworld.
    • Tears of Joy: Anytime he reunites with Panther Lily. However, he still keeps up the bad boy attitude.
  • Meaningful Name: Redfox, originally seemed like and odd choice for an Iron Dragon, he actually got it as a child, and refers to his past as a street rat and thief.
  • Mundane Utility: Usually he transforms his arms into swords or clubs to fight with. 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 Lightning Flame Dragon modes, respectively.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Gajeel was raised by former Council member Belno, but 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, initially an enemy of Fairy Tail and viciously beat Lucy) of Fairy Tail's three first-generation Dragon Slayers. He's a good person deep down, though, judging by how he remembered his grandmother figure during his fight with Torafusa. (Also, unlike most examples, he's fairly kind to Wendy, the Nice one of the three).
  • The Nicknamer: Among other things, he's been noted to call Natsu "Salamander" (justified since that's Natsu's actual nickname, but nobody else uses it after the first few arcs), Lucy "Bunny Girl", and Lily "Black Cat", Erza is "Titania"...
  • No Brows: Instead of eyebrows, Gajeel has studs in their place. This is lampshaded by a drunken Levy during the Christmas special.
  • No Sell: Ambiguous regarding iron; his very bloody battle with Kawazu and Yowazu implies that he is not resistant to his element like most Slayer-type mages, but his iron lungs protect him from Bradman's magical barrier particles.
  • The Nose Knows: One of the Dragonslayers common traits, though he comments his sense of smell isn't as strong as Natsu or Wendy's.
  • No Social Skills: Improves within the course of the series, probably because he was Raised by Wolves (technically a dragon but well) and then ended up in Phantom Lord.
  • Not So Above It All: He started off as aloof and hostile, but he eventually warmed up to everyone at Fairy Tail. Not to mention he saw Natsu and Wendy had their own companions and wondered why he didn't have one.
  • Oblivious to Love: He totally misses any hints of Levy's obvious feelings for him. He seems to have realized before the Albarleth invasion.
  • Oh Crap!:
    • A massive one in a flashback where Makarov tells him he will never forgive him for hurting the guild, right before inviting him to join.
    • He also has one when, after surviving Bloodman's dying attack, he realizes that Levy is unlikely to get his emotional Dying Declaration of Love.
  • One Head Taller: He's taller than Levy by at least a head. He's tall enough that he can use her head as an elbow rest.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: To Natsu.
  • Only Sane Man: Gajeel can fall into this role at times, which is why he makes an excellent dragon to Makarov. It is only when he is with Natsu that he gets carried away.
  • Opposites Attract: With Levy. He's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold Made of Iron and Levy is The Heart and a Squishy Mage.
  • Out of Focus: Minor example. He's built up for most of the begining of the series as Natsu's rival but gradually starts taking backseats in certain arcs. He is absent in the Orasion Seis arc, most filler arcs, and seems to be this in the current arc. Unlike most, he still plays a role in the story, but it seems Wendy has taken his screentime.
  • Parental Abandonment: Metalicana just disappeared one day, like every other dragon.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: Gajeel is a rough and violent Blood Knight literally Made of Iron and he gets paired up with Levy, a short, sweet and friendly Cute Bookworm.
  • Power Perversion Potential: A bit. Besides being able to turn his arms and legs into swords and his skin into scales, Gajeel can make giant iron rods and various metal bindings. He has used the latter ability on Jet, Droy, Levy, Lucy, and Mirajane.
  • Progressively Prettier: He is never actually ugly, but after he changes sides and as the series goes along, he becomes much more fun to look at.
  • Protagonist Title: In Fairy Tail: Road Knight, he is the titular Road Knight.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It goes down to his waist.
  • Reason Before Honor: As the detention squad captain, he's willing to fight Gray if it stops the cult and saves all the civilians.
  • Red Baron: "Black Steel" Gajeel, and the titular Road Knight in his spin-off.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Before his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: Since he'd beaten up and crucified Team Shadow Gear, recaptured Lucy while beating up the members who'd tried to protect her, and destroyed the Fairy Tail guild hall, hardly anyone could stand him when he first joined. As a result of his efforts, this lessens over time.
  • Reverse Mole: Ivan thinks that he's using Gajeel to spy on Fairy Tail for him, but it turns out he's a Double Agent spying on him for Fairy Tail.
  • The Rival: To Natsu after stepping down from being his Evil Counterpart.
  • Sacrificial Lion: The first major protagonist to fall. Acnologia comments upon his demise seemingly confirming it. Subverted when it turns out Irene's reality-warping spell managed to have the side-effect of saving his life.
  • Scary Musician, Harmless Music: Other than it being bad, despite his appearance, Gajeel has a preference for Jazz and Blues.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: See Know When To Fold Them
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: He can transform his body parts into iron weapons, including pillars, swords (Including one with teeth that spin), hammers, lances, drills, and when not in battle, he was able to turn his arms into a shovel and pickax to dig.
  • Ship Tease: With Levy. More and more often as their relashionship progress. To the point they even start flirting in front of the others.
  • Sixth Ranger: If Wendy is becoming the Tagalong Kid to Team Natsu, then he also certainly seems to be slowly becoming this.
  • Slasher Smile: Smiles from Gajeel always show teeth. Big teeth.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: His arms are always bared to show off his muscled arms. He wears a Badass Longcoat on the finale of the Grand Magic Games finale, but Clothing Damage has removed both sleeves by the end.
  • The Snark Knight: Half his dialogue is sarcastic jabs at his guild mates.
  • Spam Attack: His Iron Dragon Lance: Demon Logs.
  • Street Urchin: He grew up in a lawless town called Denish before joining Phantom Lord, where he was a delinquent.
  • Super Mode: Iron-Shadow Dragon Mode and then later Dragon Force.
  • Super Senses: Gajeel's hearing is good, able to hear the conversation with Mest and Team Natsu in the basement from the main building, despite them talking rather quietly.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: With Levy. He's the sword, despite being a wizard as well.
  • Taking the Bullet: Twice in the Fighting Festival arc: once for Levy and once for Natsu, and both against Laxus' attacks.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky: A fairly mild example when it comes to the snark but he does have his moments, especially with Natsu. He's definitely tall and dark, though.
  • This Is a Drill: Karma Demon: Iron Spiral.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Even after joining Fairy Tail and being marginally accepted, he still seems to be the guild's resident Ax-Crazy. He later moves away from this thanks to Character Development.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Gained the ability to augment his Iron Dragon power with Shadow Dragon powers after ingesting a possessed Rogue's shadow during the Grand Magic Games, making him, along with Natsu and his Lightning Flame mode, the only two Dragon Slayers with double power attributes.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He softens up over time after joining Fairy Tail. Even more after the second Time Skip, where he is The Captain and wants to stop the Avatars because of all the people they will hurt. Lately, he has shown what may be his first genuine smile since the beginning of the series, without the big teeth, when comforting Levy.
  • Tsundere: Some fans think that this is an apt description of his relationship with Fairy Tail and Levy.
    Natsu: (eye squint) "Since when did you become so pro-Fairy Tail?"
    Gajeel: "I CAN PROTECT OR DESTROY WHATEVER THE HELL I WANT!"
    • And he is arguably also this with Juvia. In an early issue of Sorcerer Magazine, Juvia admitted in her interview that Gajeel is the person she shares the best relationship with, while in Gajeel's interview, he answered that he was close to no one in Fairy Tail (in addition to other responses like "Fairy Tail has no good qualities" and that he had no aspirations for the future). Juvia is also the person who brings Gajeel to Fairy Tail, refers to him with the honorific "-kun", and encourages him to get closer to everyone, prompting him to sing a song he wrote called "Best Friend". Small glimpses of their friendship continue to be sprinkled throughout the story.
  • Underwater Kiss: With Levy McGarden. Justified, as he needed air.
  • Vague Age: Probably around 20-21 (not counting the time skip). His official age is unknown, though.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: All Dragon Slayers seem to suffer from Natsu's problems with 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 (and indeed Wendy, the youngest slayer, seems fine with transport).
  • The Worf Effect: In the omake/OVA Fairy Academy, Erza whacks him with a iron pipe.
    • In a few arcs he seems to exist to show how strong the new enemy is (such as his fight with the mooks from Grimoire Heart)
    • Played With in the Key of the Starry Skies arc. While he didn't flat-out lose or great seriously hurt, Midnight was able to knock him off the Infinity Castle, taking him out of the fight.
  • Would Hit a Girl: As Levy and Lucy can attest.
    • The anime takes this Up to Eleven. In the manga, when Lucy is captured Gajeel ties her to the wall and chucks knives near her head. Harsh, but more intimidating rather than damaging. In the anime, he just straight-out wails on her.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In his fight with Eclipse!Gemini while polymorphed, he assumed that he wouldn't be able to use his powers. He later finds out this isn't the case, having made the fight a lot more difficult than it should have been.
  • You Remind Me of X: Council Member Belno tells Gajeel that he reminds her of her dead son.
  • You Shall Not Pass: To Yomazu and Kawazu.

    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. He was exiled from his home country for aiding an injured human, Mystogan, leading him to side 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scary Black Cat: In his battle form, he poses as a rather intimidating opponent.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Juvia Lockser 

Juvia Lockser

Mai Nakahara (JP), Brina Palencia (EN)

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A former member of Phantom Lord's elemental magic specialist group, Element 4, where she is also known as "Juvia of the Great Sea". Her magic is Water, letting her turn into water and create and manipulate water as she chooses. She develops a romantic obsession with Gray while fighting him as a member of Phantom Lord, which is the main reason why she joins Fairy Tail after her old guild is disbanded.
  • Absolute Cleavage: In the fourth OVA.
  • Action Girl: Indeed. She's a powerful wizard, one of the strongest of the Phantom Lord guild. Her entire body is made out of water!
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair is turquoise in the manga, but dark blue in the anime.
  • Almighty Janitor: The above only seems to be with regards to official rank, however. In terms of power level, it's worth noting that, despite being one of the newer members of the guild, she was actually chosen to be one of the participants for the S-Class exam.
  • 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.
  • Awesome by Analysis: She has been shown to be quite adept in analyzing situation.
    • A good example of this would be in the Eclipse Celestial Spirits arc, when she fights Aries. She regains her strength, which was sapped from having to travel for miles in the desert, by breaking the car Aries was driving open and releasing engine coolant onto her body. Another example is during the Tower of Heaven arc, in which she realizes that when Simon stabbed Gray in the dark, he could see through his own dark magic, and thus knew that he was attacking a fake, which meant that Simon never meant to harm Gray.
  • Anime Hair: Her introductory hairstyle has her hair curled into rings around the back of her head. Her later hairstyles drop this entirely.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Erza in the Sirius Island arc.
  • Badass Adorable: Despite her badassery, she's just a big softie.
  • Bare Your Midriff: After being possessed by Vidaldus Taka. And again, in her battle against Merudy as a result of Clothing Damage.
  • Battle in the Rain: Her battles with Gray and Merudy. It seems that pushing her Berserk Button can activate one.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason she was with the Phantom Lord guild was due to Jose "looking past" the rain constantly around her. On a more positive note, this is also indicated to be the main reason for her friendship with Lucy, since Juvia describes Lucy as the first woman who showed her kindness.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't be a woman within any distance of Gray or she will consider you a romantic love rival for Gray's affections.
    • Do not even so much as think of harming a hair on Gray's head in her presence, or you will be very, very sorry.
      • To be fair, she can at least tell the difference between an actual threat and a pointless scuffle. She's never attacked Natsu for his and Gray's constant fighting, because she knows that for all their bluster, they'd never actually hurt each other.
    • And up until seeing the sun for the first time, calling the rain "gloomy" was a massive one due to hearing that sentiment all her life.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Gets possessed by Vidaldus Taka in the Tower of Heaven arc.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Gentle Girl to Gray's Brooding Boy
  • 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. Lampshaded when Mira and Lisanna note this tendency when Juvia's hesitant to get in the hot springs with them, but then immediately comes running when Levy claims she saw Gray (who wasn't even on the same continent at the time).
  • Captain Ersatz: Her relationship with Lucy and Gray was awfully similar to Sherry and Lyon.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Whenever she gets pissed, she tears whatever scene she's in to shreds.
  • 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: bragging to Lucy whenever Gray praises her is about the extent of it. 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.
    • That said, when Briar in Love admitted she had fallen in love with Gray, Juvia knocked her out with one attack. Of course, Briar was already an enemy fighting against Gray.
  • Cloudcuckoolander:
    • She believes that she and Lucy are romantic rivals for Gray's affection, despite Lucy's repeated, and loud, objections.
    • She celebrates the 413th day since she met Gray as if it were an anniversary. Not for any special reason, like if they had met on April 13. Just because it's been 413 days since she met Gray.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Gray rejects her affections at the ball, Juvia responds that she loves it when he takes her to task.
  • 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. In her battle with Keyes, she allowed herself to be absorb by his attacks, so she could destroy him from the inside out.
  • Combination Attack: Essentially Unison Raid, which she performs with Lucy and Gray.
  • Contralto of Danger: When she was still an antagonist in Phantom Lord. She did drop back down during her Violently Protective Girlfriend scene against Meredy.
  • Covert Pervert: In one of her word-twisting moments, she mixes up "heated battle" with "heated grappling." She needs a dictionary.
  • Creepy Monotone: Her normal manner of speaking before meeting Gray.
  • Crush Filter: Especially early on, Juvia likes to fantasize about Gray being a total Bishōnen.
  • Cue the Sun: When she finally sees the sun, she takes it as a sign that she has been freed from her past.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and blue eyes. It makes sense: her powers are water-based.
  • Dark Chick: Of the Element 4.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: A bit of a sore spot for her until Gray defeats her.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: She joins Fairy Tail after Gray defeated her.
  • 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.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Quite fast thanks to her crush on Gray.
  • Delinquents: In the second OVA.
  • Determinator: Juvia deserves particular mention in the Sirius Island Arc. At one point she breaks her own leg in order to secure the advantage, then, unable to walk, pursues an enemy by pulling herself with her hands across the island. There's also a healthful serving of Fridge Logic there, as Juvia has been established to be made of water and immune to physical damage.
    • The above Fridge Logic though is still explainable as magic attacks can still hurt her, so self-inflicted wounds using her own magic, are likely possible.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: For Gray, though this reaches Stalker with a Crush levels.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Her entire body is water, so she's able to change into other forms.
  • Emotionless Girl: Heavily subverted. She plays this trope straight in her very first appearance. Then Gray stepped into the picture.
  • Emotional Powers: It borders on Empathic Environment sometimes as it rains heavily when she is depressed or angered. Her water is also capable of boiling due to rage.
  • Empty Eyes: Highlighted the trope above at first, but she continues to be regularly drawn with these even after she Took a Level in Cheerfulness.
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: She is given a French accent in the Tagalog and Animax English dub.
  • Evil Costume Switch: While being brainwashed by Vidaldus.
  • 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.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: She's initially displeased at the prospect of teaming up with Lucy during the Tower of Heaven arc, but after the fight, they become close friends, to the point that Lucy's one of the few people Juvia's age that she doesn't use "-san" on.
  • Flanderization:
    • In the manga, treating Lucy as a "love rival" pretty much stops after the Fighting Festival arc (she still calls her that from time to time, but it's said in a matter-of-fact way rather than with any hostility). In the anime, it continues even past the Time Skip.
    • Even within the manga, her approach toward Gray was originally a lot more reserved (which left Gray oblivious to her feelings), compared to how she acts towards him now. Granted, part of this depends on how serious the scene is, and while she goes over-the-top in comedic scenes, she's more reserved in serious ones.
    • She's somewhat quicker to assume that other women are or might be love rivals. She initially suspected Lucy of this after Gray announced he'd risk his life for her, but this gradually expands to any time Gray does something nice for or is worried about another girl.
  • Friendless Background: She didn't have any friends as a child, due to making it rain everywhere she went.
  • Going Commando: The Tartaros arc has her with leg-line so high you can tell she's not wearing anything down there.
  • Goth: She shows shades of this in her first appearance with her gloominess and wearing a doll on her clothing.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Her name comes from the word "lluvia", which is Spanish for "rain".
  • Gray Rain of Depression: She used to cause this unconsciously with her magic, and was shunned as a result. She causes this again while she stays at Amefurashi Village after Fairy Tail disbands, alone and heartbroken that Gray has mysteriously disappeared for six months.
  • Guest Star Party Member: In the Tower of Heaven arc, before she joins the guild proper.
  • Hair Reboot: Reverts to her original look after finding out that in Edolas, Gray is in love with her.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She joins Fairy Tail after Phantom Lord was disbanded.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Pulls one off for Cana when they are forced to battle each other in the Fantasia arc to prove that she really loves everyone in Fairy Tail, not that Cana needed convincing. She survives.
  • Heroic Suicide: Decides to kill herself when she and Gray are trapped and forced to fight due to Spriggan 12 Invel's magic in order to prevent herself from killing him and sparing him the agony of killing her, and 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.
  • Hidden Buxom: It's not easy to tell unless she's suffered Clothing Damage, mind.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: The only female member of Element 4 and the only one to make a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Strangely enough, even though her imagination goes wild in regards to Gray, her love chart indicates that she thinks she is this.
  • 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 Chelia views her as a rival, despite her constant protests.
    • After the battle in Hargeon ends, Juvia asks what happened to Gray's clothes, unaware of (or perhaps just ignoring) the fact that she too has stripped off her coat herself. Lisley lampshades this.
  • I Owe You My Life: Says this to Wendy and Charle after Wendy gives her lifesaving medical aid in Chapter 500.
  • 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, with virtually every girl on it being in love with Gray (although some of the pairings that don't involve Gray do actually have some basis in fact).
  • Implied Love Interest: Starts out as a Gray's Stalker with a Crush, but eventually evolves into this.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: In the second OVA.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: With Gray after the guild disbands, though the "innocent" part was forced by Gray.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: She picks up Gray's stripping habit after living with him.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In the 413 Days Fairy Tail side story, she decides to celebrate the "anniversary" of the 413th day (a completely meaningless number, as she essentially admits) since she met Gray and knits a scarf for him as a gift. When she tries to give it to Gray and encourage him to celebrate, he's not in a good mood, and Lyon later explains to her that it's because it's the anniversary of his teacher Ur's death. Needless to say, she feels terribly guilty afterwards.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Becomes this to Gray, feeling that she has no right to love him after she kills Silver, Gray's father, by taking down Keyes, the Necromancer who was keeping him alive. Instead of getting mad, he thanks her for freeing his father.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Calm and poised when attacking with Water spells from afar.
  • Lady of War: She's a Proper Lady when not hammy or jealous, and is very composed and dignified even in the heat of combat.
  • The Lancer: On Fairy Tail's B Team in the Tournament Arc. And later the Sixth Ranger and The Chick on the combined team in the same arc, since she's their substitute member.
  • Large Ham: Fond of Chewing the Scenery whenever she gets pissed.
  • Leitmotif: Jean-Sébastien Bach - Air on G String. Plays nearly every time she appears at first, but less frequently after she joins Fairy Tail.
  • 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. She is perhaps one of the very few characters in the Fairy Tail universe that could make Erza stutter in fear when she is angry. This is in stark contrast to what Erza noted was an unimpressive performance in the first stage of the test, when Juvia and Lisanna went up against Erza and failed.
  • Limp and Livid: When Merudy threatens to kill Gray.
  • Lonely Doll Girl: Juvia had no friends as a child because it would always rain when she was around. As a result, she made a teru teru bozu doll. In Japanese folklore, these dolls are supposed to stop or prevent the rain, which suddenly makes the scene in the anime where she's crying while mass producing these all the more meaningful.
  • Love at First Sight: With Gray in the Phantom Lord arc.
    Juvia: I'm water and he's ice... we must be bound by fate! I can't believe I've finally found my handsome prince!
  • Love Chart: She makes one after Lyon falls in love with her.
  • 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: She doesn't just control water, she is the water. And as she shows with her Heroic Suicide, she can do it with her blood as well.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is derived from the Spanish word lluvia which means rain.
  • Naked in Mink: Though its rarely brought up, the manga artwork seems to indicate that Juvia doesn't weat 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, and she always shown wearing hat to go with her clothes.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Her body is made of water, making her impervious to physical attacks.
  • Ocular Gushers: She can cry a literal river that flood Fairy Tail Guild hall, which nearly drowns everyone.
  • Odd Friendship: With Aquarius; they get along swimmingly.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: She's a (or rather was a) Rain Woman. Though technically it would be a parapluie as it is an umbrella.
  • 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.
  • Pose of Supplication: Does this while thanking Wendy for saving her life, and in the anime version of the "413 Days" side story, while asking Evergreen to teach her how to get a gift a guy will like.
  • Power Incontinence: It rains wherever she goes, at least until Gray beats her.
  • Pretty in Mink: Most of her costumes are distinctly Russian fur getups.
  • Progressively Prettier: At her introduction, she looks rather gloomy, and many fans actually describe her as ugly back then when they reread the chapters. Nowadays, she is at least as cute as the other Fairy Tail girls and as busty as Erza. She was also ranked 3rd in 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 perhaps 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 mage doing her job for a legal guild, and that job happens to be catching Lucy and later defending against Fairy Tail's attack. She does take a level in kindness when she leaves Phantom Lord, though.
  • Redemption Demotion: Her rank in Phantom Lord is the equivalent of Fairy Tail's S-Class. While in Fairy Tail she gets a literal demotion, like Gajeel, and has to take the annual exam to achieve the S-Class rank. Her power level arguably increases, though, since she and most of the other Element Four (besides Aria, who Erza defeated) had lost against Fairy Tail wizards who weren't S-Class.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: To a lesser degree than Gajeel, but her first cover page mentions that at the time when she first joined Fairy Tail, some members were still wary of her due to her being part of Phantom Lord. During the Fantasia arc, Laxus and Fried seem to have a particular distaste for her due to her once being the enemy.
  • Rescue Romance: Downplayed due to the Love at First Sight, but Gray saving her from falling after their battle cemented her affection for him.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Most, if not all of her characterization comes from her obsession towards Gray, although she does have some friendships apart from her relationship with him (such as Lucy, Cana, Gajeel, Merudy, and Erza).
  • 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: In the Gajeel spinoff, she ships Gajeel/Levy, suggesting that Levy's upset because Gajeel left without telling her, offering her a piece of information about where he might have gone, and holding off Jet and Droy while Levy goes off with Pantherlily to find Gajeel, declaring that she's protecting the path of love.
  • Shipper With An Agenda: She ships Natsu/Lucy (and Lucy with anyone but Gray for that matter) because it means less competition for Gray.
  • Shipping Goggles: In-Universe example. She suffers from such a bad case of this that she's absolutely convinced that she's in the middle of a Love Dodecahedron.
    • In the Juvia-centric 413 Days side story, her goggles even causes her to see vivid visions of Natsu and Lucy cosying up really close to each other and Levy and Gajeel sharing a very passionate kiss in the guild's Main Hall. In reality, Lucy's scolding Natsu for falling asleep, while the latter pair is sitting across the table from each other.
  • 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.
  • Shower Shy: She's shown to be very uncomfortable bathing with the other girls at the Fairy Hills baths.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Pre-Character Development.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Normally she's quite demure, but don't get on her bad side.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She is Gray-sexual.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: When first encountering Gray, she only starts getting flustered by him after he states that he won't go easy on anybody who hurts his comrades. Later on in their battle, she's even moved to tears by his kind act of releasing her from his ice.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: She was obsessed with Gray from the first time she met him.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it "Juvia" or "Lluvia"? Also her last name. Is it "Lockser" or "Loxar"?
  • Stalker with a Crush: Played for Laughs. Before joining Fairy Tail, she secretly followed Gray everywhere he went and her room is filled with all sorts of Gray-themed items and dolls.
  • Stalker Shrine: Played for Laughs, her entire apartment on Fairy Hills can best be describe as a love shrine to everything Gray, right down to her Gray avatar-shaped shower loofah.
  • Stalking Is Funny If It Is Female After Male: Juvia's stalking is largely Played for Laughs but if it was the other way around, it would probably not be funny at all for people.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Has shades of this during her earliest appearances. Normally a rather gloomy 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.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: She literally defeats Merudy by The Power of Love.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: She knits a scarf for Gray in the 413 Days Fairy Tail side story.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: When it comes to Gray.
  • Third-Person Person: Practically all the time to demonstrate her immaturity, though there are a few 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.
  • 13 Is Unlucky: Juvia is number thirteen on Merudy's list of members to kill, one that Meredy dismisses as "trash" compared to strong fighters like Erza and Gildarts, the master of the guild, and Gray, the one who hurt Ultear.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: She demands to be punished by Gray after failing to retrieve Zeref in the Sirius Island arc. Lampshaded in the Funimation dub.
    Gray: I almost smacked you for scaring me, but I was afraid you'd get the wrong idea!
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: She was originally somewhat gloomy, but after joining Fairy Tail she become more cheerful. However after Gray leaves her during the one-year Time Skip she becomes much more somber, although she recovers after his return.
  • True Blue Femininity: She has blue hair and usually wears dark blue clothing, and is reserved and ladylike when not hammy or jealous. She's also shown to have traditionally feminine skills such as creating a bento box, baking, and making handmade Gray plushes.
  • Twisting the Words: Often to the point that Lucy can't mention "Gray" in any of her sentences without Juvia getting suspicious. She also has a moment with Lisanna, thinking of her as a rival for Gray's affections when Lisanna volunteers to be her partner.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Due to her demeanor, Juvia's 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.
  • Unknown Rival: Juvia considers Lucy her love rival due to a misunderstanding. Even though Lucy has stated more than once that she only sees Gray as a friend, Juvia persists in treating Lucy as a rival. Post Heel–Face Turn, however, they become friends despite Juvia's jealousy.
    • When Lisanna volunteers to be Juvia's partner in the S-Class wizard exam, Juvia worries that she might be after Gray too.
    • Hilarously, this is reversed on her when Chelia thinks SHE is a rival for Lyon's love, despite Juvia not feeling any romantic feelings for Lyon.
  • Verbal Tic: "Drip drip drop" (in the dub); disappears after her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: She rises from defeat after hearing that Merudy wishes to kill Gray, with a look on her face that chills Erza's blood.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Lucy. Juvia is initially annoyed at getting paired with Lucy, but they become friendlier to one another after cooperating to defeat Vidaldus, performing the first Unison Raid in the series. After a certain point, Juvia's usage of "love rival" starts to come off as an affectionate pet name (like in Chapter 396).
  • Yandere: She's a rather toned-down example: Despite words to the contrary, she's never willing to hurt Lucy or anyone else showing affection for Gray outside of being played for laughs. Threaten or harm Gray on the other hand...
  • Yaoi Fangirl: She gets grumpy when Gray talks with other girls, but has fantasies of Gray and Lyon being gay for each other after they accidentally end up together on the Love Slide. In the sixth OVA she even gets a Nosebleed when she thinks that she's seeing Gray and Musica kissing.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has very bright blue hair. Fittingly, as her entire body is made out of water.

    Cana Alberona 

Cana Alberona

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

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One of the guild's veteran members, as well as Gildarts's daughter. She casts spells using a deck of magic cards. She is the guild's heaviest drinker, constantly drinking entire barrelfuls of alcohol at a time. She also suffers from low self-esteem due to her constant failures at becoming an S-Class wizard, which she thinks would impress her dad. However, she grows out of it.
  • Action Girl: 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 having boyfriends and being interested with boys in the past, she also makes a habit of groping her fellow female guild members 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. More recently, when Juvia was mystified that Gajeel and Levy seemed to be flirting while on a mission, Cana offered to flirt with Juvia (while groping her) if it would make her feel better.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Always wears a skimpy bikini top.
  • Bathtub Bonding: With Lucy.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saved the entire guild from Tartaros using her Card Magic.
  • 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: When she first saw her father, she was caught off guard when he didn't recognize her, and he left minutes later. Gildarts returned to the guild once every few years, and every time, Cana was unable to talk with him due to having hesitated earlier. It got to the point at which Cana believed she'd have to become S-Class to confront him about being her father, but after the exam is cancelled, the problem is solved when Cana simply tells him.
  • Cards of Power: Can use her cards for various effects like shooting lightning or creating explosions.
  • Cool Big Sis: To both Wendy and to the kids at the church orphanage.
  • Cry Cute: When she breaks down crying to Lucy about potentially quitting Fairy Tail.
  • Daddy Issues: Her reason for joining Fairy Tail was to meet her father. It still took her years to actually talk to him. Plus given his Really Gets Around attitude...
  • Death Dealer: She casts spells with a deck of cards.
  • Delinquents: Dresses like one in the second OVA.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Invokes this with her cards when Fried "shows" that scantily-clad woman make him uncomfortable during the S-Class exam.
  • Easily Forgiven: Lucy takes Cana betraying her in great stride. One wouldn't even know if Makarov found out about it either, considering neither he nor anyone else in the guild bring it up, but since even Mavis lets her off the hook for it...
  • Failure Knight: She has tried the S-Class test four times before the series began, but never succeeded, and even some people who joined after her (such as Erza and Mira) got promoted before her. Her fifth exam is cancelled before it can be finished.
  • Fortune Teller: Though it's unclear whether this is part of her Card Magic or just a standard magic trick.
  • Friend to All Children: In an OVA, she shows Wendy that she frequently visits an orphanage to play with the kids.
  • Giving the Sword to a Noob: Fairy Glitter. She gets it for a short-time loan in the Sirius Island arc, and only because she finds Mavis's grave before the others in time of need, and it turns out that even with that magic in her possession, she's incapable of using it correctly. In the end, she's defeated and she loses the magic as soon as she uses it.
  • Godiva Hair: Her hair covers her lady parts whenever in the guild's bath house.
  • Good Bad Girl: Her personality definitely fits, with her heavy drinking and skimpy clothes.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She takes this Up to Eleven as her profile states that she's responsible for 30 percent of the consumption of alcoholic drinks in the titular guild, and started drinking twice as much ever since her bottle buddy Macao got a new girlfriend.
  • Hidden Depths: Lampshaded by Mavis during the MPF Event in the Grand Magic Games arc that, as Gildarts daughter and heir, she has an enormous amount of latent magic. This allows her to correctly use Fairy Glitter and easily win the event outright, implying that she has the potential to become one of the most powerful wizards in Fairy Tail.
    • She's also very quick to note things about her friends when they seem off. This allows her to save the whole guild from being destroyed by Tartaros when she realizes Elfman is acting odd since he "gave up" on saving Lisanna.
  • Idiot Ball: During the Sirius Island arc, she believes the test is still going despite the island and her fellow guildmates being under attack. Thankfully, she comes to her senses.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Something about her figure does look a little off compared to the other female characters.
  • 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.
  • Lamarck Was Right: She inherited her father's enormous magic power.
  • Light 'em Up: Only when she uses Fairy Glitter, which is one of the guild's Three Great Fairy Magics and one of the hardest hitting spells in the series.
  • 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 anyway.
  • Meaningful Name: Hers came from Major "Arcana" of tarot cards. It means Secret, referring to the fact that Gildarts is her father.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She betrays the guild that raised her, and the friend who agreed to help her and did all the work solely because she didn't want Cana to leave, in favor of passing an exam that she fully well knew was suspended in the first place. She then realizes what she's done and, after obtaining Fairy Glitter by virtue of declaring that she doesn't care about anything but protecting her friends, goes back to fight.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Subverted when she's beaten in a drinking contest against Bacchus.
  • Oh Crap!: Upon realizing that even with Fairy Glitter, she doesn't stand a chance against Bluenote.
  • Orphanage of Love: Revealed in omake to have lived in one after her mother died.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her mom died and she was sent to live with her dad, Gildarts, who didn't recognize her.
  • Readings Are Off the Scale: Uses Fairy Glitter in the Power Levels challenge of the Grand Magic Games. Even lampshaded by the judges when she scored 9999.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Goes on one against Fried when he forces her and Juvia to fight, resulting in Juvia pulling a Heroic Sacrifice to enable Cana to escape, but doesn't manage to finish him off.
  • Sensual Spandex: Courtesy of the Jiggle Butt Gang.
  • Ship Tease: She enjoys drinking with Bacchus a lot during the Tournament Arc and they hang out together all throughout the Magic Ball.
  • Sixth Ranger: Of Team Fairy Tail's B Team in the Grand Magic Games arc.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Cana is mostly seen as a minor side character from the start of Fairy Tail up to the end of the Edolas arc, but once the Sirius Island arc gets going, the manga spends a great deal showing and developing her character, getting the same attention as pretty much anyone from the core characters. After the Sirius Island arc ends, however, she steps back a little and becomes one of the major supporting characters, since her character development warranted it.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Cana is just over 5'8", according to the official height chart.
  • Tears of Fear: When Acnologia reappears toward the end of the Tartarus arc.
  • Tears of Remorse: She cries her eyes out once she realizes that she had abandoned Lucy in favor of becoming an S-Class wizard.
  • 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 a better handle on the spell when Mavis gives it to her again for the Grand Magic Games.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: Wears a bikini top.
  • "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' credit, he doesn't know Cana is his daughter until she tells him. After that, their relationship blossoms.
  • Unexpected Virgin: as she was not affected by Lacarde's magic that only works on non-virgins, meaning that Despite her flirtatious personality she is actually a virgin.

    Loke 

    Elfman Strauss 

Elfman Strauss

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

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Mirajane's younger brother, also known as "Beast Arm Elfman". He strongly believes in pride through physical strength and manliness. His form of Take Over magic, Beast Soul, allows him to record a monster's body part he has touched and then summon it into his own arm. He also has the power to perform a Full-Body Take Over which he temporarily lost following a tragic incident with his sister.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: He and his sisters were chased out of their home village by townspeople for Mirajane's Take-Over power when they were kids.
  • Anime Hair: Just look at the picture.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a deep voice to match his MANLY personality.
  • Battle Couple: With Evergreen in the Sirius Island arc.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Evergreen.
    Rusty Rose: The communication between two lovers sometimes goes hand-in-hand with a violent skinship.
    Elfman and Evergreen: THAT'S NOT HOW IT IS!
  • Berserk Button: Saying that people are only worth as much as their education. A man who Elfman was supposed to protect on a job said this, and Elfman beat him up as a result.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Don't taunt his sisters. Played straight with his younger sister Lisanna, but inverted with Mirajane, who is older. But it's a Truth in Television:, as he's the only male sibling, one sister has already died (except not really), and they're both young adults, so age doesn't really matter.
    • It's because of this that he was willing to literally sell his soul to save Lisanna.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Performs a Dynamic Entry to save Mirajane from Seilah, who was seconds away from killing her.
  • Big Little Brother: As mentioned above, he is younger than Mirajane.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He prides himself on his strength and manliness.
  • Boisterous Weakling: Early on, in spite of his preaching the value of manliness, he could only manage partial transformations, which only amounted to punching someone a bit harder, and his guildmates saw him as something of a joke. He largely overcomes this when he masters Full-Body Take Over and defeats Monsieur Sol.
  • Book Dumb: Related to his Berserk Button. However, even outside of books Elfman is not especially smart...
  • Bridal Carry: To Evergreen, after being defeated by Rusty Rose.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Tends to be easily moved by displays of kindness.
  • 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.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: After he finally completely transforms, Monsieur Sol doesn't last long. Must be a family tradition.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: White-haired variation.
  • Deal with the Devil: Had to make one of these with Seilah of Tartaros, in order for her sister Lisanna to be spared. She would stop using her Macro Curse in order to force him to strangle her to death in exchange for his 'soul,' and sure enough, he is later seen rampaging through Fairy Tail as a Frankenstein's Monster-like abomination, clearly under the effects of Demonic Possession.
  • Deliberate Injury Gambit: Makes one against Rusty Rose so that he can use his own right arm against him through Take Over, which actually proves to be a distraction so that he could crush his glasses for Evergreen to petrify him. It doesn't work, due to Rusty Rose's Reality Warper powers.
  • 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...Elfmann loses most of his fights.
  • Forced to Watch: Seilah's Macro Curse isn't Mind Control, which means he was perfectly aware of the fact that his body was being used to strangle Lisanna to death. He was forced to make a Deal with the Devil to spare her life.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Invoked by Word of God; he thought the name sounded cute.
  • Fundoshi: Wears one with a character meaning "man" on it.
  • Game Face: Full-Body Takeover
  • Genius Bruiser: Maybe not genius, but he's certainly smarter than he seems and is capable of thinking up quick and clever plans, notably his plan to take down Rusty Rose and his clever use of his transformations against Bacchus.
  • Gentle Giant: Before Lisanna's death. He's still pretty gentle with those he cares about, though.
  • Guest Star Party Member: During the Phantom Lord arc.
  • Hot-Blooded: Because of his MANLINESS.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: After his three-month training session for the Grand Magic Games.
  • Large Ham: A hot blooded bruiser who always shouts about how things are "manly".
  • Lightning Bruiser: His Weretiger transformation.
  • Manly Tears: After he saves Mirajane from being killed by Phantom Lord. Also, when he is reunited with Lisanna.
  • Mighty Glacier: According to the Grand Magic Games stats, with a 5 out of 5 in Attack, but only a 1 out of 5 in speed. When he realizes he can't keep up with Bacchus, he decides to focus on defense instead.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Any time he chooses to forego a top, which is often in the span of things. Sometimes he can be seen in nothing but a cloth that doesn't actually cover his ass.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: He's a pretty big guy, but gets (literally) thrown around easily by the likes of Natsu and Gray. In battle, however, he's not considered weak.
  • My Greatest Failure: Lisanna, Elfman and Mirajane's younger sister, almost died while trying to calm Elfman down when his Take Over magic went awry. Though the exact details of the event are unknown, both his and Mirajane's lives were completely changed after the event.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: Pulls this in order to save Mirajane from Phantom Lord. His newfound power isn't enough to do the same again against many other enemies, though.
  • 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.
  • Mystical White Hair: Probably so that he matches his sisters.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: His Lizardman transformation gives him spiked scales that are Made of Diamond and virtually impervious to physical damage. It lets him win his fight against the heavy-hitting Bacchus when their battle turns into an Endurance Duel.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives one to Sol after doing a full body Take Over, to the the point were he begs for death. It's well deserved after what he did to him though.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: Like his sisters, he posses beasts, which are shown to be different from the animals that Lisanna posses.
  • Partial Transformation: His Beast Arm ability only lets him transform his right arm. Even after regaining his Full-Body Take Over, he still uses this from time to time.
  • Powers via Possession: Like his sisters, he is a Take Over wizard, specializing in Beasts.
  • Real Men Cook: According to Lisanna.
  • Real Men Wear Pink:
    Flowers are manly!
  • Red Baron: "Beast Arm" Elfman
  • Scars Are Forever: He has one scar along his right cheek.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Concerning Evergreen.
  • Ship Tease: He's been getting some with Evergreen from the Sirius Island arc onwards.
  • Sibling Team: While it's often played straight with Mira and/or Lisanna, it's averted during the S-Class exam. Since Elfman was a candidate and Lisanna wasn't, he could have chosen her as his partner... if she hadn't gone with Juvia, assuming he'd already taken Evergreen (who was feeling left out since Fried chose Bickslow, and was looking in Elfman's direction).
  • Shounen Hair: After Lisanna's death.
  • Sixth Ranger: Stands in for Wendy during the Grand Magic Games arc.
  • Sleep Cute: When he's recovering after his winning battle with Bacchus in the Grand Magic Games, Evergreen, who has been watching over him in the infirmary, falls asleep on his chest at one point. He blushes and makes no attempt to rouse her.
  • Stone Wall: His Lizardman transformation.
  • 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.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: After the three month training Time Skip.
  • 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.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer: He got smacked around by Bacchus because all he could do was shapeshift and smash things, leaving him at the mercy of a much trickier and faster opponent. He then pulls out a Stone Wall transformation that will cut up Bacchus's hands with every strike.
  • The Worf Effect: A victim of this in his battles with Evergreen and Rusty Rose.

    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.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: She and her older siblings were hated by townspeople for Mirajane's Take-Over powers when they were kids.
  • 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.
  • 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. See Too Dumb to Live.
  • 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.
  • The Glomp: To Natsu during their reunion.
  • 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 Ise (JP), Kristi Kang (EN)

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A member of Team Shadow Gear, one of many wizard teams that make up the backbone of Fairy Tail alongside her friends Jet and Droy. She is close friends with Lucy. Her magic is called Solid Script, which lets her transform anything she writes into solid objects.
  • A-Cup Angst: She's very self-conscious of her small chest. It's actually so extreme that when she dances next to Lucy and sees how much more Lucy's breasts jiggle than hers, she is reduced to tears and feels like she is being punished.
  • Action Girl: One of Fairy Tail's most treasured members.
  • Adorkable: Her massive crush on Gajeel.
  • Anger Born of Worry: She often reacts this way during Gajeel's fight against Bloodman, as she's furious for him even suggesting he's fine with the prospect of dying in the battle, and when she sees him again after his presumed death, she calls him an idiot and kicks him in the face.
  • Ascended Extra: Word of God says that Levy was meant to be a background character alongside her team. However, she started popping up more and more frequently until she rose to prominence, and even more so than Jet and Droy.
  • Awesome by Analysis : her main power reside in her brain power. She was able to crack the code of Fried's runes in record time. Twice.
  • Badass Adorable: Cute, tiny, and kicks tons of ass!
  • Badass Bookworm: Books are her power.
  • 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: She used to wear an outfit that did this early in the series. She eventually covered up shortly after she and her team were attacked by Gajeel in the Phantom Lord arc.
  • Battle Couple: With Gajeel.
  • Bearer of Bad News:
    • In the Fantasia arc, she tells Laxus that Makarov is dying to try and get him to stop his assault. He tells her he doesn't care. Fortunately Poluchka nurses Makarov back to health.,
    • In the Sirius arc she tells Erza and Juvia about Grimoire Heart's attack (right after Erza stopped the trial),
    • in the Magic Games arc, when she becomes the narrator instead of Lucy.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Gajeel.
  • Berserk Button: She hates being called little.
  • Break the Cutie:
    • Gajeel viciously attacks her and her team in the Phantom Lord arc, which leaves them hospitalized. She remains terrified of Gajeel even after he joins Fairy Tail, at least until he saves her from Laxus.
    • Whatever it is that will happened on July 7th, X791 in the other timeline, leaves her in tears with several wounds and a big scar on her head
    • Hints that she could be a Plucky Girl (even if not as strongly as Lucy or Erza).
    • Most recently (and heart breaking), Gajeel seemingly dies protecting her; he made Panther Lilly hold her back so that she wouldn't risk her life rescuing him; and told her that he was the most scared he had ever been because they were losing their future together before he dissolved into nothing. She collapsed screaming and crying in Lily's arms.
  • Celibate Heroine: She rejected at least 3 guys who like her, and rather quickly (Jet and Droy, her teammates, and a guy named Dublin). Of course, it's not so much out of a dislike of men or romance as she's currently got her eyes set on Gajeel.
  • 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.
  • Cute Bookworm: Since her magic involves reading and turning words into solid object, this is a given.
  • The Cutie: She's incredibly endearing and adored by many characters.
  • Did They or Didn't They?: Everyone noticed a certain star blanket pattern in her and Gajeel's panels the night before the war with Alvarez. Now the fandom is patiently waiting for the answer...
  • Fanservice Pack: Inverted. Some of the first few manga covers 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.
  • Green Lantern Ring: Her Solid Script has the potential to be this.
  • Hair Decorations: Her bandana. She eventually gives Gajeel one in the Magic Tournament.
  • Hartman Hips: Noted in her profile.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Even if her feelings for Gajeel are rather obvious (several of her friends noticed it. Jet, Droy, Lucy, Wendy and probably Lily and Cana to name them), Levy denies it when Lucy (and Wendy in the anime) teases her about it.
  • The Heart: She is the first one to dismiss the exam in the Sirius Island arc and stresses that the guild needs to work together in order to defeat their enemies.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Despite the sheer amount of water threatening to drown her, and the poison dooming her to die in a few minutes, she still swims down to Gajeel to give him air in the Tartarus arc. Similarly, during the Albareth arc, she goes to help Gajeel against Bloodman even though her "mask" doesn't protect her at all.
  • 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.
  • Hot Librarian: Her magic is Solid Script. And of course, she's adorable.
  • I Lied: In the fight against Bloodman, when she collapses, she admits that she knew that Barrier Particles can be absorbed through the skin, making her "Mask" Solid Script useless, but wanted to help Gajeel.
  • Implied Love Interest: To Gajeel. They are very close, almost constantly together, invested in each other's well being, etc. Gajeel even started flirting with her at one point. But while the feelings are very obviously romantic on Levy's part, it is debatable if Gajeel's feelings for her are romantic or not, but he definitely has a soft spot for her. Until Chapter 487, where he outright admits he has fallen for Levy.
  • Little Miss Badass: A very petite teenager who's also a very capable fighter.
  • Meganekko: On occasion.
  • Minored in Asskicking: Levy's primary role is The Smart Gal; her fighting ability is formidable, but secondary.
  • Morality Pet: The only one besides Panther Lily who can easily bring out Gajeel's softer and protective side.
  • Narrator: Becomes this in the Grand Magic Games arc from the future, giving us the first hint that bad stuff 0.
  • Neutral Female: During Natsu and Gajeel's fight with Laxus in the Fighting Festival arc. She shows up to inform him that Makarov is near death, but when that fails to get a reaction out of Laxus, there's nothing she can do.
  • Older Than She Looks: She is 17. Most of her features make her look 12-13, though she, as mentioned above, has the Hartman Hips of a developed woman. In the Sorcerer's Weekly interview, she complains about having to pretend to be a child to infiltrate an evil mage's home.
  • Opposites Attract: With Gajeel. He's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold and Levy is The Heart. Levy is a Squishy Mage, Gajeel is Made of Iron.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: Levy is a short, sweet and friendly Cute Bookworm and she develops a crush on Gajeel, who's a rough and violent Blood Knight literally Made of Iron.
  • Punny Name: Levy McGarden. She's certainly a source of "levity".
  • Red Shirt: Originally, her sole purpose was to get beat up by Gajeel.
  • Remembered I Could Fly: In Chapter 397, Levy forgot that she could use Solid Script conjure up some air to revive Gajeel, who was slowly being drowned and poisoned, and decided to give him some in the form of an Underwater Kiss. Gajeel reminded her of her solid script, much to her embarrassment. Justified, as Levy was in a life-or-death situation, and was acting on instinct.
  • Rescue Romance: She overcame her fear of Gajeel after he blocked Laxus' attack meant for her.
  • Reverse Mole: Of the Avatar cult for the Magic Council. One of the benefits of being so small.
  • 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 "Mask" to create a literal gas mask or "Shine" to create light that can dispel Demon Curses. With proper wording, she can become The Archmage through just a massive vocabulary.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Thanks to the dress she wears during and after the Sirius Island arc.
  • Ship Tease: With Gajeel. More and more often as their relashionship progresses. To the point they even start flirting in front of the others.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She didn't start to fall for Gajeel until he improved his personality and showed her his good side.
  • Squishy Wizard: She's good enough to qualify for the S-Rank exam, but comments that her body is weak.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: With Gajeel. She's normally a Glass Cannon/Squishy Wizard, but with him she can also be The Medic, with her ability to create metal for him to eat.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Over the second Time Skip, while we haven't seen her in-combat yet, she's shaping up to have taken at least a few, as not only is she a member of the Magic Council, she's also the one who's serving as the Mysterious Informant within the Avatar cult.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: With Jet and Droy.
  • Underwater Kiss: With Gajeel Redfox. Justified, as he needed air.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Her voice in the English dub is a bit deeper than what one would expect for a character who looks like she could be only twelve.
    • However, the wiki reveals that her official age, even before the Time Skip, is actually 17 (her birthday is X767). Knowing that, her deeper voice actually makes a bit more sense.
  • Words Can Break My Bones: Once again, even if her fighting abilities have not really been shown yet, considering what Fried can do and the fact their magics are similar to some extent...
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has bright blue hair.

    Raijin Tribe 

The Raijin Tribenote  are a team of wizards who act as Laxus's 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.
  • Arc Villain: Laxus.
  • Badass Crew: In Laxus' own words, the only other members of the guild he considers strong enough to face the Thunder God Tribe are Erza and Natsu.
  • 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 Natsu and Gajeel beat Laxus he's expelled from the guild and Fried, Bixlow and Evergreen become most sociable with the rest of the guild. Laxus also performed a Heel–Face Turn, and was reinstated to the guild by Gildarts after the Tenrou Island arc.
  • Karma Houdini: While all of them get beaten up during the course of the Fantasia arc, none of them are punished. To their credit, though, they show varying degrees of remorse (Fried tearfully tells Mirajane that he didn't want things to go this far, and Bixlow points out that they're just as responsible as Laxus).
  • Loners Are Freaks: Most of them had no friends in Fairy Tail outside of Laxus and their group before joining.
  • Magical Eyes: All three apparently have this. Bixlow and Evergreen can't control theirs, though.

Fried Justinenote 

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

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The leader of the Raijin Tribe, and arguably the member most loyal to Laxus. His magic, Jutsu Shiki, lets him write runic enchantments to affect the environment around him to his liking. His Dark Écriture magic also lets him produce the same effects on people.

Bixlownote 

Voiced by: Yoshihisa Kawahara (JP), Scott Freeman (first series), Tyler Walker (second series) (EN)

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A wizard who uses Seith Magic to manipulate five souls that inhabit dolls and follow him everywhere. He can also steal and control other people's souls by looking at them with his Figure Eyes ability, which he wears a mask to control.
  • Aura Vision: He can see souls. This is how he suspected that Loke was really a Celestial Spirit.
  • Beam Spam: One of his most common attacks with his "babies".
  • Black Magic: His Seith Magic is said to be this, and he is weak against White Magic.
  • Big Damn Heroes: With Fried to save their guildmates from Rusty Rose in the Sirius Island arc.
  • Catch Phrase: "Let's go, babies!"
  • Cool Mask: It's a knight helmet.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He's not just a competent wizard, but also a very skilled acrobat, if his stunts during the Fantasia arc are anything to go by. 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.
  • 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 literally rip a person's soul right out of them.
  • Good Costume Switch: He loses the skull marks 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: It's very rare for him not to be laughing about something.
  • Maniac Tongue: And he's a good guy (though not at first).
  • Multicolored Hair: Dark blue and black.
  • 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: The reason why Bixlow wears a mask.
  • Power Limiter: His mask since he can't control his eye power.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Elfman/Evergreen.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: When Lucy asks him if he thinks Makarov will let him get away with his actions, he contemptuously says that Laxus will be the new master.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Bixlow/Bickslow
  • Skunk Stripe: Has a pale streak in his hair.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: With Freed and Evergreen.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has Multicolored Hair, with the black parts being almost shaven, and the blue ones, occupying the top and the sides of his head.

Evergreen

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

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A wizard who only joined Fairy Tail because she liked the guild's name, as she is obsessed with anything to do with fairies. She can use her Stone Eyes magic to turn others into stone by looking at them, but must wear glasses to control it. She can also use Fairy Magic to create fairy dust and fly.

    Mest Gryder 

Alternative Title(s): Fairy Tail Tenrou Group

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