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The Strongest Team

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From left to right: Carla, Gray, Natsu, Wendy, Lucy, Erza and Happy

The main group of protagonists in the series, considered the strongest in the entire Fairy Tail guild.

The team initially consists of Natsu, Happy and Lucy, but Gray and Erza join the team shortly after tagging along a number of times. Wendy and Carla also become unofficial additions to the team later on. Other guild members that have had on-off membership include Juvia, Gajeel, Elfman, and (most recently) Mest.

Here be spoilers, so be warned.
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  • Badass Crew: Recognized as Fairy Tail's strongest team.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The ladies: Lucy as the Blonde, Wendy as the Brunette (dark blue), and Erza as the Redhead.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Natsu/Erza as the boke with Gray/Lucy as tsukkomi. Happy tends to zig-zag with the trope.
  • Cast Calculus: Typically, another major Fairy Tail member will temporarily join the team for the duration of a story arc as the ensemble's Sixth Ranger. So far, these members have been Juvia, Gajeel, Pantherlily, Elfman, Mirajane, and, lately, Laxus. For more information, refer to their own entries in the other tabs.
  • Childhood Friends: Natsu, Gray and Erza. Lucy questions the nature of their friendship when Erza asks Natsu and Gray if they want to take a bath together like when they were kids.
  • Combination Attack: Despite not actually fighting a single enemy together very often, during their battle with Hades, they displayed this in the form of launching Natsu at the enemy at high speeds. Twice.
  • Covert Perverts: Natsu, Gray and Erza freely looked through Lucy's underwear drawer while Lucy keeps centerfolds of a bikini-clad Mirajane.
    • Averted with Wendy, as she becomes highly embarrassed when exposed to Gray's stripping habit, and Loke's less than innocent relations with Michello's granddaughter.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: All of their backstories are quite tragic and sad. To elaborate:
    • Natsu was left by Igneel and the person he made a Childhood Marriage Promise dies (not really). As well, he died along with his mother and father several hundred years ago by a dragon attack before his older brother Zeref sacrificed just about everything to bring him back as a demon.
    • Gray lost his birth parents at Deliora's hands and then lost his mentor and surrogate mother because of his actions, as well as causing his technical brother to hate him.
    • Erza was enslaved by Zeref cultists, until she led a revolt that cost her not only an eye, but her friends' loyalty. Also, she lost her grandmother figure in a carriage accident. She was also abandoned by her own mother after she attempted and failed, in the midst of her insanity, to steal her body for herself, and that was after spending 400 years in her womb being protected by her and nearly being killed by her father.
    • Lucy's mother died when she was young, and Jude wanted to spend his time maintaining his business with his company, completely ignoring her in the process. Eventually, Lucy decided to leave her family life behind and join Fairy Tail.
    • Wendy, like Natsu, was left by her dragon when she was only about 5 years old and then left to wander the world with Mystogan until he left her.
  • Destructive Saviors: Most of their missions' pay goes to the repairs of the place that they destroyed, much to Lucy's ire.
  • Determinator: No matter what, they never give up, and if they can help it, they never let themselves lose to the same opponent twice.
  • Disney Death: After Acnologia blasts Sirius Island they, along with those who participated in the S-Class exam and Laxus, go missing for seven years.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: They spent seven years inside the Fairy Sphere after the Sirius Island incident.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • Sanguine: Happy, a cheerful cat who has a nasty habit of cracking jokes at the expense of his teammates.
    • Choleric: Natsu/Carla. Natsu is a Hot-Blooded Determinator who will stop at nothing to protect the guild's name, and Carla is an arrogant, bossy little cat who initially cares about little more than keeping Wendy safe.
    • Melancholic: Erza, who is serious, standoffish, and one of the more strategic members of Team Natsu. She felt very lonely and isolated for a large part of her life.
    • Phlegmatic: Gray/Wendy. Gray is introverted, (relatively) down to Earth, and tends to hide his emotions, while Wendy is a kind Shrinking Violet who, unlike most of the guild members, doesn't particularly enjoy fighting.
    • Leukine: Lucy, is usually a peace-loving bookworm, but she's the most cheerful member of Team Natsu after Natsu himself, and has her moments when she is easily pissed off.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Played for Laughs. Along with Levy and Juvia after it's revealed that one day in the Celestial Spirit World is equal to three months in Earth-land, which they should have spent training for the Great Magic Games.
  • Honor Before Reason: A lot of the times they don't end up having to pay a huge repair bill, Natsu or Erza are usually refusing a payment for one reason or another.
  • Interclass Friendship: Natsu, Lucy, Erza, Gray, Wendy, Happy and Carla. Lucy comes from the formerly wealthy Heartfilia while the others are orphans by different circumstances. Lucy actually considers them and the rest of Fairy Tail as her friends and true family.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Erza, Natsu, Gray and Lucy. Natsu and Gray are prone to even more excessive levels of violence and bad-assery if they learn Erza and/or Lucy are in genuine danger and Erza was willing to be vaporized and then later atomized to try and protect Natsu.
    • Also, Wendy is often treated like a little sister by every member of the team.
  • Next Tier Power-Up: They're all substantially weaker after the Time Skip, even weaker than Max, but take a massive level in badass when Ultear helps them achieve "Second Origin", activated by Ultear's Arc of Time, which gives them access to their latent magical reserves and effectively doubles their power.
  • Nonindicative Name: Played with; when Mira first gives the team this nickname, Lucy initially thought it literally meant that Natsu, Erza, and Gray were the strongest members of the guild.
  • Older Than They Look: Courtesy of the Sirius Island incident coupled with the Time Skip, they are all seven years younger than they're supposed to be and look.
  • Parental Abandonment. This extends to the guild as a whole but it really shows when the core team is focused upon.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: If it wasn't already obvious by their respective hair colors and abilities, Natsu the Fire Dragon Slayer and Gray the Ice Make Wizard/Devil Slayer. Natsu has this dynamic with Gajeel and Lucy too...and any other character he tends to be paired with.
  • The Three Faces of Eve: Wendy is the Child, Lucy is the Wife, and Erza is the Seductress.
  • Three Plus Two: As mentioned above; Natsu, Happy & Lucy are the three, Gray & Erza are the two. If discounting the Exceeds; Natsu, Gray & Erza are the three for knowing each other in the backstory, Lucy & Wendy as the two who join during the story itself.
  • Took a Level in Badass: There's no doubt they get more and more badass as the story progresses, but all the levels they obtain are instantaneously doubled when they unlock their "Second Origin". It lets Natsu single-handedly beat Dragon Forced-powered, Unison Raid-using Sting and Rogue without having to do the same, lets Erza use her Infinity +1 Sword on Minerva, and lets Gray use his Ice Magic with unlimited energy.
  • Two Girls to a Team: The series mostly played this straight, with Lucy and Erza as the two girls to Natsu, Gray, and Happy, making the ratio 3:2 in favor of the guys... Unless you don't count Happy, the nonhuman, which makes it equal. Even if you do count Happy, Wendy coming into the picture tips the ratio in favor of the girls, since she brings Carla, another nonhuman, with her.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Natsu and Gray. Occasionally Natsu and Erza. Happy and Lucy have shades of it as well.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Since the team is not without its fair share of disagreements, this is bound to happen when someone makes a decision at least one other person doesn't like.
    • In the Galuna Island arc, Erza, having tracked Gray, Natsu, Lucy and Happy down when Gray didn't come back after being sent to bring the other three in, she expresses disappointment with him for not doing as he's told. When Erza reveals that she plans on taking everyone back immediately and leaving the job to someone else, Gray gets upset with her for abandoning the villagers to their fate, and despite usually being scared of her, insists on finishing the job and letting her deal with him as she sees fit once he's done.
    • After the second Time Skip, Natsu gets angry when he finds out that the guild disbanded in his absence, at which point Lucy tells him that she was upset when he went off on a training journey while only leaving a note behind.
    • In the Avatar arc, Natsu gives one to Gray and Erza when he finds out that Gray infiltrated the Avatar Cult for six months while working with Erza without telling Juvia, who literally worried herself sick fearing that the worst had happened to him. Gray doesn't try to defend his actions, but Erza points out that she was the one who came up with the idea, as it would be safer for Juvia to be left in the dark.
    • In the final battle, Erza does this to Natsu and Gray when she finds them fighting to the death, breaking up the fight and tearfully telling them to remember their friendship and how, even if they fought, they never did it out of hatred for the other.

    Natsu Dragneel 

"Salamander" Natsu Dragneel

See his page.

    Lucy Heartfilia 

Lucy Heartfilia

Voiced by: Aya Hirano (JP), Cherami Leigh (EN)
Portrayed by: Ayu Manaka (stage)

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The main female protagonist and a celestial wizard who uses a set of magical Gatekeys to summon otherworldly celestial spirits to fight on her behalf. She was born into a wealthy family, but the death of her mother drove a wedge between her and her strict father, eventually leading her to run away from home to join Fairy Tail. She gets her wish when she bumps into Natsu, whom she teams up with to perform missions together and pay the rent for her house in Magnolia. Though she loves her friends and spirits dearly, their insane antics prove to be more than she can handle at times.
  • Absolute Cleavage: She wears her spa robe in this fashion.
  • Action Girl: No, really. She actually wins most of her fights. She's just not as itching to fight as some other folks are. She also relies less on her celestial spirits and more on her agility and whip than you might expect. Then after the second time skipnote  she gains the ability to apply her spirits abilities to herself, giving her a huge boost in Melee ability.
  • Adult Fear: During her battle with Flare Corona, Flare uses poor Asuka Connell as a hostage and tells Lucy not to do anything lest something happen to the little girl.
  • Allergic to Love: Every time the topic of romance and relationships for her comes up, Lucy becomes overly anxious and flustered.
  • All Up to You: The only member of Fairy Tail, minus an injured Wendy (who wasn't present), to not be caught by Marde's Plutogrim.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Has more than enough Les Yay to more or less confirm she's into girls, most notably Erza, Mirajane, and Levy, but manages to have similar moments with her male compatriots as well, particularly Natsu.
  • Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: Her Keys which make their user capable of summoning powerful allies to fight beside them. Taken even further after the second time-skip when Lucy gains the ability to not only summon her spirits but to give herself their magic too.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: Zig-Zagged. She is singled out for Arcadios' Eclipse Plan in the Grand Magic Games arc, but according to Arcadios, it entails using all twelve Zodiac keys to open a gateway to the past and kill Zeref before he became immortal. Then it turns out that as long as she's alive, she will somehow prevent the gates to the Eclipse Cannon to use it against the dragons that threaten to ravage the kingdom. And then it turns out that Eclipse is the thing that brought the whole world to ruins in the first place. And she's the only one that can stop the destruction of the world, basically meaning that she is the key to protecting the world itself.
    • Played straight in the Key of the Starry Heavens filler arc, where she's used to trigger a doomsday device due to her being a celestial wizard.
  • Ascended Fangirl: From a big fangirl of Fairy Tail to a member in good standing and one of those who could qualify as The Heart of the guild (in the anime) in just half a year. Not bad at all for a rookie wizard, even if her combat ability does not compare well to some of those who have been in the guild since their childhood.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: How she usually wins her fights. She is expert at using her Spirit's magical powers to maximum tactical advantage. If her spirits aren't enough, however, she can and will use her opponent's powers, tactics, and strategies against them. When she loses a fight, it's either because her magic runs out at a particularly inopportune moment, or she's simply overpowered by excessive brute force. This is, of course, provided that the antagonist doesn't first remove her ability to fight by taking away her spirit keys, although even then, there has been at least one occasion where she has still managed to pull off a Dark Horse Victory.
  • Badass Adorable: A fangirl of Fairy Tail who gets a bit star-struck, but is still a competent wizard.
  • Badass Boast: She gives one to Jude when calling him out for his actions in hiring Phantom Lord, stating if he threatens Fairy Tail, he will be considered an enemy of her and the guild in general.
  • Badass Bookworm: She's pretty smart, the Daybreak arc being a good example. Also, she's a writer. She was also given the task of figuring out the collected maps of the Sky Labyrinth during the Great Magic Tournament.
  • Badass on Paper: Her list of accomplishments is actually quite impressive. Though most of it is exaggerated in-series, she's is a highly accomplished Celestial Wizard who even made the Celestial King change his mind due to her intense friendship with Loke and all her Celestial Spirits, and even summoned the King himself.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Primarily her attire after Sirius Island.
  • Bat Deduction: She somehow correctly deduces where Master Mavis' grave is located in the Sirius Island arc, despite the fact that her logic involves a Wiki Walk through a series of extremely loosely related words (at one point she claims it is suspicious that the word "demise" has two e's). (This is actually because of the dub; the original japanese text involved actually make it a pretty clever realisation on her part)
  • Bathing Beauty: Constantly.
  • Bathtub Bonding: With Cana.
  • Bedlah Babe: She wore a bellydancing outfit during her battle with Byro.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • Lucy is a very compassionate girl who is one of the few Celestial Wizards to treat her Spirits well. She is also the one of the few Fairy Tail guild members to avert Thou Shall Not Kill as she kills Jackal after breaking Aquarius's key.
    • She hesitates but still considers stabbing Brandish as the only means of survival with Aquarius' broken key.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Love & Lucky from a Dark Guild all by herself and later summons the Celestial Spirit King, destroying Plutogrim and freeing Fairy Tail from Alegria.
    • She pulls this a third and fourth time in her and Natsu's fight with Jacob, saving Mavis from Jacob's cruel beatdown, then freeing the entire guild again.
  • Big Sister Instinct: A chart of her relationships notes that she views Wendy as a younger sister.
    • Despite how complicated things turned out by the climax of the Key to the Starry Heavens, she proclaims this proudly to everyone she is Michelle's big sister, going as far as to demand Midnight to apologize what he did to Michelle.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break:
    • As part of her Dark and Troubled Past, after Layla's death, Jude did not want his work to be disturbed when it's her 11th birthday.
    • In the Grand Magic Games arc, she gets humiliated, blackmailed, and tortured by Flare. Just when it looks like she may have a shot at still winning, Raven Tail cheats, and Lucy is left crying on the floor laughed at by Flare and the spectators. Even after Natsu cheers her up, and leaves her to take a shower in peace, she is seen still crying.
  • Brains and Brawn: She wins most of her fights due to sheer wit and intelligence, unlike Natsu the Brawns of the two who simply prefers overpowering his opponent.
  • Break the Cutie: Often during the Grand Magic Games arc. Every antagonistic woman on any of the other teams seems to be out to get her. During the Tartaros arc, she was traumatized after losing Aquarius via her Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Broken Tears:
    • After Raven Tail cheats her out of winning her first match in the Grand Magic Games, and she is humiliated by the audience, she is reduced to a sobbing wreck.
    • She was left screaming and sobbing hysterically as she was forced to break Aquarius's key, meaning she will never see her again.
  • Butt-Monkey: Prior to Character Development, she's never safe from the universe's abuse. Though she does tend to get knocked around by her guildmates from time to time. In particular, she is thrown into fanservice much more often than she'd like.
  • Buxom Is Better: Averted. She has the honor of having the biggest breasts in the series, but her inability to seduce any man (outside of her own spirits) is a Running Gag. Not to mention that, if Gray is to be believed during a "Freaky Friday" Flip, Lucy suffers from persistent back pain.
  • Calling the Old Man Out:
  • Cat Girl: In the Fairy Hills and the fourth OVA.
  • Celibate Heroine: So far, though mostly it just seems like the right romance hasn't presented itself to her, rather than being opposed to the idea as a whole. While she doesn't actively seek out romance, she is a sucker for it, judging from the few times Natsu has been inadvertently romantic with her, she wouldn't pass up the opportunity.
  • Character Development: She starts out as reluctant to battle, in contrast to her more rowdy guildmates. Post second Time Skip, she is much more willing to fight, going as far as challenging Natsu and being willing to challenge one of the Spriggan Twelve with confidence.
  • Character Tics: Tends to puff up her cheeks when she is annoyed or impatient.
  • The Chick: She has the least raw power out of the human members of Team Natsu, treats her spirits exceptionally well, doesn't like fighting, and is very caring towards those she meets.
  • Clothing Damage: She rarely gets into a fight that doesn't end with her top being almost completely destroyed.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Defeats much of the entire Naked Mummy guild by herself.
  • Cool Keys: How she opens the gates to the Celestial Spirit World.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: The magical world views her as this.
  • Cowardly Lion: She hates being stuck in the middle of a battle, and she'll run from trouble if she gets the chance, but she'll step up if someone else is in danger.
  • Crush Filter: When Mirajane suggests to Lucy that Natsu might like her, Lucy starts visualize Natsu as a sparkly total Bishōnen in a similar way Juvia does with Gray.
  • Damsel in Distress: During the Phantom Lord arc. Noticeably, she's rescued rather quickly.
  • Damsel out of Distress: It's no easy feat to kidnap her or restrain her and she might get out before her guild mates arrive to save her.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: She along with Erza is the series main source of Fanservice.
  • Defector from Decadence: She left her residence because her father was an extremely controlling workaholic when it came to the family's assets - including her.
  • Defiant to the End: Despite being at the mercy of Dimaria. She refuses to cower before her despite the threat of losing her eyes, telling her to do her worst.
  • Demonic Possession: She's forced to merge with the Infinity Clock, she gets Mismatched Eyes (in the form of Dull Eyes of Unhappiness, and Glowing Eyesof Doom to boot) and a Creepy Monotone. The Voiceof The Legion doesn't help to solidify that it really isn't Lucy's who's talking during the final battle.
  • Discard and Draw: One chapter after she loses her ability to summon Aquarius, the Spirit King lends her the former's water powers. It's later revealed that this Next Tier Power-Up also applies to the powers of all her other Zodiac Spirits as well, and as shown during her battle with Brandish, she can still use Aquarius's powers.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Her seiyuu sings the OVA's ending.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: In the anime, Levy wouldn't mind seeing her butt. Erza as well.
  • Expy: To Elie from Rave Master, particularly in terms of her clothing.
  • Extreme Mêlée Revenge: Deals Mary a devastating, and well deserved "Lucy Punch" to the stomach.
  • Eye Scream: Narrowly averted. When she refuses to cower before Di-Maria, Di-Maria goes at her eyes with a knife. Lucy wakes up on the floor with blood on her face, but then wipes it away to look upon Di-Maria frozen in terror.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: But just with her hair.
  • Fighting from the Inside: She's giving it her all, but during most of her time being merged with the Infinity Clock, she can only cry as she's helpless to do anything else. She eventually breaks free from the clock.
  • Friend to All Living Things: The celestial spirits often make note of how kind she is to them, even going so far as to think of them as her fellow human beings, due to the rather harsh treatment they often get from other summoners. At least four different Zodiac spirits have sought her out because their original contracts were broken and they knew how kind she is.
  • Forgiveness: She can and will, happily forgive anyone and everyone who has wronged her, given the chance, provided that person wants to be forgiven. She even forgave Minerva for the vicious No-Holds-Barred Beatdown that she gave during the Grand Magic Games because Minerva actually apologized and was sincerely repentant.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Lucy forgave Natsu for leaving her and the guild behind after the battle against Tartaros for a year. However, she will not let him forget it, mainly reminding him when he complain about others doing what he did.
  • Fountain of Youth: Gets hit with this briefly in the Sun Village Arc.
  • Friendly Address Privileges: Receives this from Erza soon after she met when Erza insists that Lucy not use "-san" on her. She gives this to Juvia later on, noticing that Juvia yelled Lucy's name without honorifics in the middle of the fight, and suggests that she can call her "Lucy" from this point on since they're friends.
  • Fusion Dance: This happens to her from being picked as the sacrifice to merge with the Infinity Clock.
    • Happens to her again as of chapter 534 with the E.N.D. book.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Almost always after she changes her clothes. Becomes her standard look after returning from Tenrou Island. She changes her hair back during the Grand Magic Games.
  • Goal in Life: Since midway through the Albareth arc, it's to find and regain Aquarius' key.
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All: Not in the traditional sense, but out of the (probable) thousands and thousands of summoning keys there are, only twelve of them are "Golden Celestial Keys." So far, she has ten of them, the only ones she doesn't own being Libra and Pisces. The interesting thing about this is, she has three when the series starts, and only actively seeks out one. The rest ask to join her. However, when Yukino tries to give her the last two keys, she refuses them.
  • Gratuitous French: Her "Fleuve d'étoiles" whip's name means "River of Stars".
  • Grin of Audacity: She gives one to Gajeel as he severely thrashes her to show him how unafraid of him she is, since she is confident that Fairy Tail will pay him back if he kills her. Also dons one while fighting Byro in Edolas.
  • Groin Attack: Pulls this on Jose. He understandably becomes upset about it.
  • Hair Decorations: She usually has a ribbon or a bow in her hair.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: One of the kindest characters in the series.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: To Loke and Natsu.
  • Help Yourself In The Past: In the third OVA, Lucy goes back in time with her friends and stops a runaway horse-drawn carriage with a little girl inside. Unbeknownst to her, the little girl is her past self, who never notices it was her future self who saved her. The only glimpse she gets of her savior is the Fairy Tail guildmark on her hand, ultimately inspiring Lucy to join Fairy Tail in the first place, and perhaps even to put the mark on her own hand.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: After breaking Aquarius' key to summon the Spirit King, thus permanently losing the ability to summon said spirit, all she can do is lay on the ground and clutch what's left of Aquarius' key for dear life, crying her poor heart out. She doesn't even seem to notice she's being attacked until after a shield of water springs up out of nowhere.
  • Heroic Lineage: Her ancestry goes back to Anna Heartfilia, who's said to be the greatest Celestial Mage who ever lived. Anna worked with Zeref on his Eclipse Gate plan to send the child Dragon Slayers into the future, and her descendants have been entrusted with watching over the Eclipse Gate until Layla opens it 400 years later.
  • Heroic Seductress: Subverted. She does make attempts at seduction but they often fail miserably.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Lucy isn't nearly as confident in her fighting abilities as she should be, though she does manage to get over any doubts once the fighting actually starts.
  • Heroism Won't Pay the Bills: Despite constantly putting herself at risk against the forces of evil for the sake of her clients, her guild and the world; Lucy still struggles to pay the rent for her apartment. This is Lampshaded by many characters in series, including her landlady.
  • Hollywood Dateless: Aquarius constantly teases her about her lack of a boyfriend.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Lucy had always been a Ms. Fanservice in the series, but this becomes more obvious after the time-skip, where she was given skimpier clothes as her regular attire and a hairstyle that makes her look sexier as well. The Art Evolution helps a lot too. After the second time-skip, her longer hair and further Art Evolution make her look even sexier.
  • Image Song: Open the Gate and Happy Holiday.
  • I'm Not Afraid of You: She says this word for word while refusing to cower before Di-Maria. Di-Maria does not take it well.
  • Infinity +1 Sword: Summoning the Celestial Spirit King, which can only be done by someone who can summon three Celestial Spirits at once, an act itself that requires a very large amount of magic power.
  • Informed Attribute: Almost all of the female cast have the same breast size, Lucy included. But what makes it fits this trope is that Lucy's breasts are the only ones mentioned, most parodied and regarded as the biggest of all in-universe for some reason.
    • Early in the manga, before Art Evolution, Lucy was in fact more endowed than most other women. As the series' females (including Lucy) got curvier, attention toward only her bust died down.
  • Informed Deformity: Natsu has observed armpit hair, a zit on her face, and constipation, each provoking a mix of embarrassment and anger from her when brought up. We only have his word to go by.
  • Instant Cosplay Surprise: A Running Gag is that she often ends up in a cosplay outfit at a most unfortunate moment.
  • Intimate Healing: Having tried everything else, Polyursca orders her to strip and lie beside Natsu to try and stabilize his plummetting body temperature with her body heat. After a brief moment of embarassment, she reluctantly complies.
  • Invisible Streaker: In a filler episode. When she finally gets to the guild to ask for help, Natsu, who finds her by following her scent, finds a much more standard area to grab her.
  • Just Friends: Poor Lucy has it hard. Mirajane teases Lucy about either being with Natsu or Gray in an omake, Juvia is convinced that Lucy is after Gray, and Happy teases Lucy about being with Loke during the Fantasia arc. Ironically, she's a Celibate Heroine. For now.
    • Even in the last chapter of the manga she can't catch a break. After hugging Natsu and clearly preparing for a kiss, all he does is drag her away to another job...well, he at least told her they'll be together forever.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Her Urano Metria spell is essentially this.
  • Kick Chick: Mostly played for laughs with her "Lucy KICK!!!" and "Lucy Fire" (performed with Natsu's "assistance") techniques. Played slightly less for laughs after the timeskip when she's strong enough that the kicks can do some real damage.
  • Kid with the Leash: She's often the one who will physically restraint and talk him out of his violent tendencies.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The Light to Erza's Dark Feminine.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Her father says that her name came from the guild in which her parents met, "Love & Lucky", observing that the "k" was missing as they left. Lucy half-jokingly comments that a baby shouldn't be named like that.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Her backstory. Also why she ran away from home.
  • Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: Happens to almost everyone in the series, but Lucy takes it Up to Eleven. Ever since the Edolas arc, Lucy seems to lose her shoes at least once per arc. In both the Edolas and Grand Magic Games arcs she gets a new pair afterwards, only to lose those too. Oddly enough, she's even shown barefoot on the cover of Volume 27, even though that arc is the only one where she manages to keep her shoes.
  • Lovable Coward: Early in the series, she's surrounded by monsters for guildmates and she knows it. As she gets better at fighting and more used to her guildmates, this goes away.
  • Love Revelation Epiphany: When Mirajane gets into Lucy's head the idea that Natsu might like her, Lucy suddenly becomes very nervous around him and even starts to fantasize about a relationship with him. When she thinks he is going to confess, she decides to turn him down, yet dolls herself up. After Natsu reveals he only wanted to see Lucy because he needed Virgo to dig a hole, Lucy becomes very disappointed and slaps him.
    • Also happens close to the end of the manga, and she outright asked him to kiss her with her body language in the final chapter. This being Natsu, however...
  • Making a Splash:
    • Whenever she summons Aquarius, though it's more like a tsunami than a splash...
    • She gains Aquarius's water powers as a loan from of the Spirit King after summoning him by breaking Aquarius' key, allowing her to No-Sell Jackal's curse. It's later shown after the Timeskip and her battle with Brandish shows that she still has them, implying the King allowed her to keep them.
  • Male Gaze: In the anime, when Gemini-Lucy seduces Taurus, we see the other part of Lucy that can be used for Fanservice.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Her name comes from The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," which is also quite appropriate.
    • Also, Lucy is an aspiring writer; Saint Lucia is the catholic church's patron saint of writers.
  • Most Writers Are Writers: She's writing a book, though she claims to be an amateur. She lets Levy read it due to her own book interests.
    • She also writes a 'journal' about her adventures with the guild, in the form of letters to her deceased mother.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A large-breasted blonde who consistently wears skimpy outfits, carries a whip, is frequently subject to Clothing Damage, almost always fights other women, is often depicted in cosplay outfits and sometimes maid costumes, is occasionally captured and tied up, and is commonly drawn from provocative angles or with emphasis on suggestive body parts, most recently her feet. Basically, think of a form of Fetish. Lucy either embodies it or has had or will have it happen to her, much to her great embarrassment (almost) every time.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: She's treated this way occasionally by some members of the guild, though this is primarily Played for Laughs just in comedy scenes. When things actually get serious, the guild is more than willing to go to bat for Lucy, as they have shown multiple times. Natsu can get especially protective of her, most notably if she is hurt or made to cry.
    • It does hold true for the early parts of the manga, where she's the only one among her teammates who is not a freakishly powerful Person of Mass Destruction, and is somewhat lampshaded by herself and people around them.
  • My Future Self and Me: She meets her future self who came to warn everyone about a Bad Future. Her future self ends up pulling a Taking the Bullet to save her from future Rogue and dies in her arms.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Several times to varying degrees, but it's especially funny when a naked Lucy is thrown through the sky and smack into Natsu. It's even gotten to the point where Natsu and Gray are no longer shocked to see her naked.
  • Narrator: She plays this role from time to time in the manga, with rectangular boxes exposing her point of view on the story and anticipating important events. She always narrates after and in-between important and serious arcs.
  • Nerves of Steel: Nothing Di-Maria did to her managed to intimidate her in the slightest. Of course, Di-Maria is only the latest in a long, long series of antagonists to put her through that kind of treatment, and she would then go on to beat most, if not all, of them, so she's pretty well hardened to it.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: With her father. Particularly tragic in this instance, as he had really cleaned up his act before his death and tried to be a better father even while she was missing for seven years. Plus, even though she does make amends and leave on good terms with him the last time they meet, Lucy never has the chance to actually tell him she loves him until after reading his last letter to her.
  • Nice Girl: She is a loyal friend in the face of danger like all Fairy Tail members, but she's generally also one of the kinder and gentler members in day-to-day life, which is probably why she quickly became well-liked in the guild. She provides a bit of a contrast between Natsu's hot-blooded recklessness, Gray's standoffish-ness, and Erza's stern leadership. Not that she's a saint - it's possible to piss her off, just like with everybody else, and at the very beginning of the series, she was a bit vain and slightly petty but she doesn't share Jude's cold-hearted personality.
    • In the Oracion Seis arc, she declared that she'd give her life to see her Celestial Spirits happy. In the first episode of the Eclipse Celestial Spirits arc, she wore herself out by summoning each of her spirits to grant them a wish. Aquarius chides her for doing so, after she fell asleep from exhaustion.
  • Not So Above It All: She has her moments. Her first moment is before Erza actually makes an appearance.
    • Post second Time Skip, this is more frequent, with Lucy being more willing to jump into battle like her team mates.
  • Ojou: She comes from a very wealthy family and was raised to be a proper lady.
  • One-Winged Angel: After completely merging with the Infinity Clock, her body becomes the Infinity Castle along with the power to control perception of time itself.
  • Only Sane Woman: Though unlike most examples, she enjoys the sheer wackiness of her guild once she gets used to it. Most of the time, anyways.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Gets worse and worse over time until poor Lucy has been all but a passenger during the Tartaros arc while in earlier arcs she at least had the designated girl fight.
    • Until she ends up summoning the Celestial Spirit King, who destroys the Cube in its Plutogrim form with one attack. In fact, before she summoned the Spirit King, she was able to hold out admirably against three Tartaros demons, two of whom are members of the 9 Demon Gates, and flat-out defeats one of them.
  • Panty Shot: Not as often as you'd think, but it does happen.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her mom died seven years before the start of the story. Now, seven years after the story begins, her father has also died.
  • Parental Neglect: Coupled with When You Coming Home, Dad? in regards to how her life was when growing up with her father, to the point where he told her Not Now, Kiddo on her 11th birthday. Seven years later, Jude decides to hire Phantom Lord to bring his daughter back and gives her a What the Hell, Hero? about her running away when she returns to the residence to confront him.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: Deconstructed. When Natsu somehow finds his way into her apartment, uninvited, while she's bathing, she lashes out at him with an attempted drop-kick to the face. Contrary to all expectations, he catches her leg, states her combat training is insufficient and holds her upside down until her modesty towel falls off.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: During the Fantasia parade, she wears a pink dress with a frilled skirt, a bodice bodice trimmed with white fur, and a pink bow on the bodice.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: At the end of the Tartaros arc, she finds a letter from Natsu and Happy in her room, saying they will be gone for a year for training. She chases after them, begging them to not leave her behind, since she would be lonely without them.
  • Plucky Girl: She's a lot braver and tougher than people give her credit for.
  • The Power of Love: Loke claims this is why their bond is strong enough that he can summon himself without using up her magic power. She denies anything of the sort.
    • Interestingly enough, this is also her interpretation of "The One Magic" that Hades seeks.
  • Power Copying: Post-second Time Skip, she can access the magic of her Celestial Spirits for herself, giving her the ability to use their powers in combat.
  • Power Tattoo: Temporarily acquiring Aquarius' water magic also gave Lucy a tattoo similar to Aquarius' across her collarbone. Post-second Time Skip, using any of her Spirit's powers for herself gives her a tattoo of their sigil across the same area.
  • Proud Beauty: She's proud of her good looks and is annoyed about how her "feminine wiles" never work to distract men. A Running Gag throughout the series is dedicated to pointing out how this never seems to work. Most of the time, it actually backfires on her. Natsu and Gray, in particular, have gotten so used to seeing her with her clothes off that it no longer affects them.
  • Rapunzel Hair: After the second Time Skip, her hair is at least as long as Erza's.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Lucy delivers a brutal one to Jude when, in retaliation for causing the guild war for Phantom Lord and Fairy Tail and nearly getting her friends killed, she's disowned him.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Swaps between this and Proud Beauty, depending on who's looking.
  • The Runaway: A combination of the Circus and Abused types. Jude calls her out on running away from home, though Fairy Tail is rather fond of her and refuses to let her leave, even if they get killed protecting her.
  • Running Gag: She usually finds someone waiting for her when she enters her house/a room in her house. Not having that happen actually felt strange to her by the midway point of the series.
    • A minor one involves her walking along the edge of the sidewalk near a river and being told by a fisherman that its dangerous. She nearly falls in a couple of times.
    • A third one, relatively subtle, is that she tends to call blatant non-humans "persons", implying she thinks they are humans. She has done it with rabbits, dragons and Stellar Spirits among others (though in the latter case, it's also a sweet moment as the said spirits were used to being looked down upon as if they were objects without feelings).
    • Her tendency to use her "feminine wiles" to distract her targets, especially male ones, never works the way she hopes it does.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Has a tendency to do this. Early on she does this, and then complains when Natsu pulls a Screw the Money, I Have Rules! when they are offered the reward they would've gotten anyways. Later on, she manages to convince the Celestial Spirit King that some rules are too harsh if they would allow an innocent person to die.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She ditches Jude after enduring years of Parental Neglect due to Layla's death to join Fairy Tail.
  • Secretly Wealthy: Formerly. Her family lost all their fortune.
  • Shameful Strip: Frequently. Di-Maria is the latest to do it to her. Of course, it's happened so often that it doesn't really rattle her anymore by that point, much to Di-Maria's ire.
  • She's Got Legs: Rare is the occasion that Lucy is seen in long pants; it's usually a skirt or shorts.
  • Ship Tease: With Natsu, Gray, Loke and arguably Erza.
    • Taken Up to Eleven with Natsu in the fourth OVA. Also in the final chapters of the manga, and they end up just one step away from Official Couple.
    • Even moreso in an omake chapter when Asuka asks if she and Natsu kiss; she gets EXTREMELY embarrassed about the whole conversation.
  • Shorttank: At the start of the series. Nowadays, when Team Natsu actually has more female members than males (as noted at the Two Girls to a Team entry), she doesn't really fill this role anymore. Unless if you count her, Natsu and Happy as the absolutely most important members since they founded the team.
  • Shout-Out: She gets her name from The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
  • Shower of Angst: In the Grand Magic Games arc, after getting her magic drained by Obra during her battle with Flare and getting laughed at by an entire audience of people.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Many of Team Natsu's more spectacular deeds end up as being blamed solely on Lucy, and word gets out before she can shift the credit to someone else. The more badass things she does do are mostly only known to the celestial spirits she summons, though her defeating Bickslow and Angel are known to a select few wizards.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: When DiMaria attempts an Armor-Piercing Question on her, asking what she knows about Natsu, Lucy replies "More than you, at any rate."
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Brandish μ is revolted to discover that Lucy is Layla's daughter.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: She's probably the most frequent victim of slapstick comedy in the series, including a pillow thrown in a pillow fight between Natsu, Gray and Erza with enough force to knock her out the room, a sleeping Natsu's Fire Dragon's Iron Fist blasting her through the Guild roof and into the riverbank, and... everything regarding Kain's Hollywood Voodoo.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Most of her attire.
  • Slipknot Ponytail: While getting beaten by Minerva, her pigtails come off.
  • Smug Super: Played for Laughs during the Edolas arc when she's initially the only person capable of using magic.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Though she had a very privileged upbringing, she is one of the most openly compassionate characters in the series.
  • Squishy Wizard: Usually subverted, since she does have some skill in combat. However, she is still very vulnerable in physical combat. Her Star Dress ability after the second Time Skip helps remedy this.
  • Star Power: Her Urano Metria spell and spirits are based on the constellations.
  • Straight Man: To Natsu most often, but also the rest of the team as well.
  • The Strategist: While she's no where near Mavis levels, Lucy wins many of her fights with clever strategy, most notably her fight with Franmalth and Jacob Lessio
  • Strong Family Resemblance: To her mother, and to Anna Heartfilia.
  • Summon Magic: She's a very great summoner, though her magic reserves are low so summoning multiple spirits in a fight is more tiring for her than other wizards. At least until she achieves Second Origin.
  • Super Strength: When using her Taurus dress.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Early arcs in the series, up until the Tower of Heaven Arc, were frequently framed from Lucy's perspective. Despite that, Natsu was frequently the character to take down the Big Bad.
    • This continues throughout the entire series. If Natsu is considered the series' main character than, in some sense (and certainly on many occasions), she could be considered the series' protagonist and point-of-view character.
  • Tainted Veins: As of chapter 534 from rewriting the missing parts of the E.N.D. book, thus saving Natsu's life and as a result triggering the corruption that comes with messing with the book. Also reflects on the book now fusing with Lucy.
  • Take Our Word for It: Apparently, Lucy's underwear is so sexy that it gets a Head-Tiltingly Kinky reaction from everyone who sees it, especially Erza.
  • Tareme Eyes: To reflect her warm, friendly nature. Becomes more pronounced after the second Time Skip.
  • The Tease: She even admits she puts effort into looking cute so she can be this.
  • Tender Tears: Often, and for good reason, as she usually ends up being singled out and relentlessly attacked by enemy guilds. The first time being when Fairy Tail went to war with Phantom Lord in her defense and won.
  • That Woman Is Dead: In the anime adaptation, she renounces her identity as "Lucky" Lucy Heartfilia before leaving her father behind.
  • Theme Naming: Like all her family members, she is named after a song by The Beatles.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Erza's Tomboy, though this is only by comparison. She plays Tomboy to Wendy's Girly Girl. In-universe, she is seen as a Shorttank.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She's a competent enough fighter to hold her own in a fight at the start of the series (excluding the first couple of arcs before Galuna Island), but gradually becomes more badass with each spirit she obtains. Her levels also skyrocket a number of times:
    • She temporarily summons all her spirits at once to prove a point across to the almighty Celestial Spirit King in the Loke arc.
    • She gets her hands on the "Fleuve d'étoiles" whip in the Edolas arc, giving her all sorts of mobility.
    • As a result of her "Second Origin" release, she gains the ability to not only summon two of her strongest spirits at the same time without getting tired, but also to combine their attacks, allowing her to put her enemies on the ropes in ways she was never able to do before. Before long, she's even able to summon three at once.
    • She's getting better in tactics as well. When she realizes that dismissing one of the spirits that Franmalth has absorbed will send him into the Spirit World, forcing him to release them from his body, she then screams that she's releasing Natsu, leading Franmalth to think he was another spirit and let him go as well. Cue Curb-Stomp Battle from Natsu.
    • She became truly badass after summoning the Celestial Spirit King, who was so enraged that Tartaros made Lucy suffer, he temporarily loaned her Aquarius's water based magical powers and allowed her to fight for, arguably, the first time at a level that rivals Natsu.
    • After the second Time Skip, she's become perceptive enough about Magic Power to notice that Skull Millione was holding back, and that Natsu's firepower was now strong enough to pose a threat to the audience. She later agrees, with a confident grin, to spar with Natsu, after seeing him melt the GMG arena. Later still, it turns out she can use her Celestial Spirits' powers for herself.
    • Then there's her fight with Spriggan Twelve member Jacob Lessio, where she not only holds her own and gets a few hits in, but also out smarts him twice. The whole guild (plus Brandish) is impressed, and without her Natsu and Makarov wouldn't have been able to defeat Jacob.
    • In the final battle of facing Acnologia's dragon body, she is able to cast Fairy Sphere to hold him down. Though he puts up a fight, with the help of Meredy they channel everyone's magic straight to Lucy and thus succeeds in incapacitating him from their side of the battle.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: It's subtle, but at the start of the series, she's something of a self-centered Jerk with a Heart of Gold who, while caring towards her spirits and friends, is more inclined to take jobs for the reward (mainly rent money) than actually helping people. Come the Grand Magic Games arc, when she's had plenty of experiences and collected ten of the twelve Zodiac keys, she becomes much more considerate of others. She even declines celestial wizard Yukino's offer to give Lucy the remaining two Zodiac keys until she feels Yukino is ready to part with them. In fact, Lucy lampshades that if she were like the way she was when she first joined Fairy Tail, she would have taken the keys without question, just for the sake of having all twelve.
  • True Blue Femininity: She's introduced in a standard bluish outfit, and has more girly hobbies like shopping and maintaining her appearance.
  • Tsundere: Lucy's normally cute, flirty and light-hearted, but she can have a violent temper at times, especially when finding tresspassers in her house.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Jude isn't very good looking. Lucy is.
  • Undying Loyalty:
    • Lucy loves her spirits so much that she has told Angel that she would give up anything, even her life just as long as they can be happy. This what causes Gemini, Aries, and Scorpio to seek out a partnership with her.
    • As of the majority of the final arc this has emphasis in regards to Natsu, lending him any kind of support she can, and even after finding out he's the infamous E.N.D., it doesn't change how she feels. If anything, this pushes to risk her life to save his in return.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: She changes her clothes with every mission.
  • Vapor Wear: Chapter 379 shows Lucy, occasionally at least, does not wear a bra.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Happy and Juvia. The former likes teasing her while the latter perceives her as a love rival for Gray's affection, but both clearly still care about her.
  • Weak, but Skilled: She's not all that strong physically, but she has the tendency to put whatever tools she has at her disposal to good use, and her quick thinking and wits have saved her on more than one occasion.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Her defining trait is that she treats all of her Celestial Spirits as people, rather than tools to be used.
  • Whip It Good: She carries a whip on her at all times in order to defend herself rather than using her spirits for the job instead.
    • During the Edolas arc, she receives the "Fleuve d'étoiles", a magical and extendable whip from Virgo, and shows that she can be quite awesome with it, even without a spirit at her side.
  • Woman in White: Her attire towards the end of the Tenrou Island arc, courtesy of Virgo.
  • Women Are Wiser: She tends to be the rational thinker of the team.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Lucy finishes off Sherry with a clothesline during the Galuna Island arc.
  • Wreathed in Flames: Used by Natsu on Mr. Cursey with her hair attached to it to defeat Kain Hikaru.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: When Macao and Natsu have a moment, Lucy lets out a small grin. Happy calls her out on it.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: When the guild war with Phantom Lord's done, Lucy flat-out tells Jude that, after everything that's happened between them, she can't return to the residence. And after the seven-year Timeskip, she finds out that her father passed away over that time.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Said word-for-word in the "Key to the Starry Skies" arc when she realizes she's fused completely with the Infinity Clock and her body is now a giant mechanical fish, or as she puts it, "Happy food".
    Happy: Don't worry, I won't eat 'cha!
  • You're Not My Father: Lucy's unwilling to forgive Jude for causing Fairy Tail's guild war with Phantom Lord and considers Fairy Tail as her true family. At least they got to make up afterwards.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Raven Tail greets Fairy Tail by hospitalizing Wendy and subjecting Gray to a humiliating defeat at the Grand Magic Games. Lucy is not cool with stuff like that.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Usually after Virgo brings her clothes from the Celestial Spirit world. It becomes standard after returning from Tenrou Island.

    Happy 

Happy

Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (JP), Tia Ballard (EN)

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A talking blue cat who can sprout wings and fly, courtesy of his Aera magic. He is a member of the Exceed race—cat-like beings from the parallel world of Edolas—who was sent to Earth-land as an egg when his home's destruction was prophesied. He was found and hatched by Natsu, and the two have remained inseparable ever since. He is an invaluable source of support for his friends, though he's not above exchanging snarky quips with them, especially Lucy.
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: The sack he carries is about the only article of clothing he wears in most of his appearances.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: You don't get much more amazing or technicolor than a blue cat.
  • Animal Jingoism: According to his profile, Happy has a natural fear of dogs. The only exception to this is Plue, who doesn't look anything remotely like a dog.
  • Badass Adorable: Downplayed. Happy has next to no combat experience and is pathetically weak as a fighter, but his speed and reliability help make Natsu's life a whole lot easier.
  • Badass Boast: While in Extalia, Happy sticks up for Carla by telling Nichiya and Nadl that they are wizards of Fairy Tail and they aren't Unwitting Pawns for the Exceeds.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the Edolas arc, he and Carla rescue Team Natsu from Faust's clutches in Edolas and they later help Fairy Tail defeat Hades in Sirius Island.
  • Blush Sticker: He has two light-blue blush marks on his cheeks.
  • Bond Creatures: After hatching from his egg, Happy flew around and landed on Natsu's head, and has been with him ever since. Noticeably, Happy is one of the very few who can carry Natsu without him getting sick.
  • Butt-Monkey: Seeing how incredibly weak he is, he tends to get tossed around a lot in the middle of the action. Forms of abuse include falling into the water and hitting his head on a rock, being tied up by Erza, Carla spurning his advances, etc.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Aye, sir!", or just "Aye!" He also has a second catchphrase, "You liiiike him/her!"
  • Cats Are Magic: He comes from an entire race of these from a parallel world, where they are the only creatures who can naturally store magic in their bodies.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: He always has a sarcastic jab in store for his friends.
  • The Cutie: Apart from his serious sarcastic streak, Happy is the youngest and most adorable of the entire team. This, however, leads to him suffering from pretty serious heartbreak when thrust into the heat of battle.
  • Determinator: He refuses to give up hope whenever a situation is bleak, like going against the Exceed's so-called "mission" to hunt down the Dragon Slayers in Edolas.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: He becomes smitten by Carla the first time they meet, but she often spurns him because he's oblivious to his mission of hunting Dragon Slayers. Once Happy sticks up for Carla in Extalia and they realize that the mission was a farce set up by Chagot, Carla reconsiders her feelings.
  • Doomed Hometown: Downplayed. Happy's egg was evacuated from his home realm of Edolas after Chagot foresaw the disappearance of magic from their world, which she mistook for some kind of apocalypse.
  • Funny Animal: Although he's a cat, he can talk, speak, use magic, and even occasionally wear clothes.
  • The Gadfly: He is prone to saying some of the most ridiculous things just to get a rise out of his friends. For instance, when asked why he is blue or has wings, Happy responds simply, "Because I'm a cat!"
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.:
    • Falls into a brief one when Carla gives him an Armor-Piercing Question around the time of the Oración Seis' defeat.
    • In the Grand Magic Games arc, he has one when Future Lucy takes the hit meant for her present self.
  • Heroic Resolve: When Carla goes through a Despair Event Horizon-induced Heroic B.S.O.D. after the latter completes her mission to hunt down the Dragon Slayers, Happy decides enough is enough and gives a Badass Boast to the Exceeds that they aren't Unwitting Pawns in their so-called "mission".
  • Hidden Depths: Happy may be the adorable Team Pet of the group, but he demonstrates the very same Determinator mindset as any of his stronger guildmates. He even takes a serious beating now and then, and he still rises to his feet to help his friends. He also has an uncanny level of knowledge about magic and physics.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Eventually subverted. Carla assumes that all Exceed are born with the knowledge of their kind and a mission to hunt and kill Dragon Slayers to prevent them from destroying Extalia, and is understandably annoyed that Happy's unable to remember it. Around the time of Faust's defeat, Carla is the only one who knew any of this because of her precognition, meaning Happy's lack of memory is perfectly natural.
  • Love at First Sight: Happens when he first lays eyes on Carla. He's tried presenting her with fish ever since.
  • Meaningful Name: Natsu gave Happy his name because he was born while the rest of the guild was in the middle of a tense argument, and his birth eased the tension like a bluebird of happiness.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: He is frequently not counted as a member of the team. He even does this with himself on occasion.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: He is a talking blue cat who is rarely seen without Natsu.
  • Pantsless Males, Fully-Dressed Females: Happy wears nothing but a satchel around his neck, while Carla is always fully clothed. However, the Edolas arc shows that Happy is practically a streaker even compared to other male Exceeds.
  • Power Gives You Wings: His brand of magic, which is inherent in his species.
  • Secret Keeper: In the Alvarez Empire arc, he helps Natsu keep his discovery that he is actually E.N.D. a secret from the rest of the guild, as well as the fact that he would die if Zeref is killed. Unfortunately, doing so eventually results in Natsu turning into E.N.D. when Brandish enlarges his Demon Seed, thinking it would kill him, as well as Gray's discovery from the enemy; that foreknowledge would have avoided the problems that came with it.
  • Secret Legacy: In the Edolas arc, Happy discovers that he is a member of the Exceed, a race of catlike creatures that are revered as angels in Edolas. Downplayed since the Exceed aren't actually anything special other than being the only creatures in Edolas who possess latent magic energy in their bodies.
  • Shipper on Deck: Happy will drop his "You liiiike him/her!" Catch-Phrase just about anyone who has a moment that could even vaguely be considered to be romantic so long as he is present. Among his victims have been: Lucy and Loke, Lucy and Gray, Lucy and Natsu, Gray and Juvia, and Erza and Jellal. Lucy has also used the phrase against him and Carla in the anime.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: He tells Nichiya and Nadl that he and Carla aren't Unwitting Pawns in their "mission".
  • Team Pet: His only role on the team seems to be carrying around Natsu. Unlike most examples, however, he can be extremely useful in a fight, such as when he uses Kain Hikaru's voodoo doll against him.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Quite a few times in the series. He has a girlfriend and there's a girl who loves cats.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He loves fish. He loves it so much that he considers his greatest training accomplishment to be slightly withstanding the sight of it.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Happy may take every opportunity he has to make fun of Lucy, but when the chips are down, he is just as loyal to her, and she as dear to him, as Natsu. No better is this demonstrated than when Future Lucy takes the bullet for her present self, which makes Happy completely heartbroken at the thought of any version of Lucy dying.
  • Whale Egg: Like the rest of his kind, Happy is a cat who hatched out of an egg.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: When Team Natsu returns to Earth-land after the battle with Faust is done, he can't return to Edolas.

    Gray Fullbuster 

Gray Fullbuster

Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (JP), Eri Kitamura (JP, child), Newton Pittman (EN), Ryan Reynoldsnote  (EN, child)
Portrayed by: Atsushi Shiramata (stage)

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An ice wizard and rival of Natsu, who happens to be a fire wizard. His magic, Ice Make, allows him to create ice and mold it into various weapons and tools instantly. Though more down-to-earth than most of his guildmates, he has the unhealthy habit of taking off his clothes without thinking. He was taught everything he knows about magic by the late wizard Ur, who took him in after he lost his family to the demon Deliora. While he tries to remain level-headed, his dark history with the demon comes back to haunt him many times over.
  • Accidental Pervert: A bizarre example as he subconsciously takes off his clothes on a semi-regular basis, which results in him walking around in public without a shirt, in his underwear, or without any clothes at all.
  • Almighty Janitor: Like Natsu, he's much more powerful and skilled than his standard guild rank implies. This is because Fairy Tail, the strongest guild in Fiore, has higher standards for the S-Class rank than other guilds.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite his outright rejection of Juvia's love declaration after the Grand Magic Games, he's frequently had these moments with her ever since, not counting all the times he's rushed to her rescue beforehand. He ultimately warms up to her at the end of the Tartaros arc when he learns she was forced to kill the Necromancer who was controlling his undead father, and in the finale, ultimately (if awkwardly) tells Juvia that her body is his.
  • Badass Biker: He instantly learns how to ride a motorcycle in his fight against Racer, and uses his skills to fight Sugar Boy in Edolas.
  • Badass Longcoat: Quite a few of his outfits are longcoats, though it's bound to disappear sooner or later.
  • Battle Strip: Often loses his shirt for one reason or another in the middle of battle whenever he get serious.
  • Bloody Murder: When Ultear uses her Arc of Time to melt and evaporate Gray's ice, he freezes his own blood to fight her since her magic doesn't work on humans.
  • Body Horror: His Demon Slayer demonification technique makes him look like half his body is charred. It's also a sign of his magic's corruptive capabilities.
  • Boring, but Practical: Ice Make is not by any means flashy, super powerful, or even rare. Instead it's able to let Gray win because he has virtually the largest arsenal of abilities. To put this in perspective, Ultear and Lyon have stronger versions of Ice Make, but they don't follow Ur's teachings and rely on their own style. They both lose because Gray follows Ur's style, and his creative mind allows him to trump them. Demon Slayer magic, on the other hand, is not only extremely powerful, but is also the only known magic of its kind to exist.
  • Characterization Marches On: He initially serves as The Rival to Natsu, and both are far more vitriolic towards each other in earlier chapters. Later on, they prove to be equally quirky and rarely fight. In the Alvarez Empire arc, however, their rivalry gets thrust back into the spotlight with Gray's discovery that Natsu is E.N.D., the demon he swore to kill, compounded by the corruption Gray suffers from his Demon Slayer magic.
  • The Coats Are Off: When on mission or at the start of a fight, Gray usually wears a longcoat or a vest. But whenever Gray starts to get serious in a fight, he will almost unconsciously strip off whatever he is wearing and fight topless.
  • The Corruption: His Demon Slayer magic slowly corrupts his heart and mind, which manifests as ominous black markings that appear on his body, essentially transforming him into a demon much like a Dragon Slayer would become a dragon. While he manages to keep it in check thanks to some help from Porlyusica, it starts taking hold once he learns Natsu is E.N.D. in the Alvarez Empire arc. This, combined with Juvia's apparent death, compels him to throw all reason aside to kill Natsu until Erza steps in to end their feud, snapping him out of it completely.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Iced Shell, which permanently freezes the caster's target but also destroys the user's body by turning them into the ice that freezes the target. Natsu stops him from using it twice on Galuna Island because he doesn't want to lose his friend, and he has since made a vow to never use it. By the Alvarez Empire arc, Gray has developed an upgraded version called Lost Iced Shell, which not only has the same effect, but also erases all memory of the caster.
  • Deadpan Snarker: His ice-cold personality and level head also lead to some biting sarcasm.
  • Demon Slaying: Gray learns how to channel Silver's Ice Demon Slayer magic through his body in the Sun Village arc. He later becomes a fully fledged Ice Demon Slayer in the Tartaros arc when Silver passes his magic onto Gray to kill E.N.D.
  • Determinator: He's at least prepared to cut his own side open in order to win a fight, and then go fight someone a hundred times stronger while woozy from blood loss.
  • Death Seeker: Gray grapples with this every time he considers using Iced Shell, which effectively (if ambiguously) kills its caster by permanently turning their body to ice to freeze its target. While he backs down either because Natsu stops him or he finds another method of victory, he never quite shakes it off. It comes to a head in the Alvarez Empire arc where, after overcoming his corruption and realizing he tried to kill his best friend, he reveals he has learned a version of Iced Shell that would erase his friends' memory of him once cast, further attempting to justify his use of the spell.
  • Fighting Your Friend: His rivalry with Natsu has occasionally spiraled out into this, though usually with good reason. In a Filler arc, he becomes a Fake Defector by helping kidnap Natsu to power a mechanical dragon, but only so he can fulfill a forgotten promise he made as a child to lift a curse the villain put on her hometown. He does it again when he joins Avatar and pretends to be corrupted by his Demon Slayer magic, butting heads with an unaware Natsu to keep his cover. Finally, he inevitably succumbs to said corruption for real upon discovering Natsu's true identity as E.N.D., leading to a fight to the death between the two friends.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: Has ice powers to complement his friend/rival Natsu's fire.
  • Genius Bruiser: Gray's Ice Make is based on magical power and creativity, meaning one has to be relatively smart and observant to get the most usage out it. He also wins most of his battles by strategizing and staying one step ahead of his opponents.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: He normally has messy hair fitting of a Shōnen protagonist's Friendly Rival, and wears it slicked back when he activates his Demon Slayer powers. He also wears the slicked hair while a member of Avatar, an evil cult, and messes his hair back up again upon revealing he is actually spying on them.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He's more of The Lancer, but some of his most common finishing moves are bladed weapons. A few notable examples are his Ice Blade, a pair of elbow blades; Cold Excalibur, a BFS; Ice Bringer, dual-wielded swords; and his Ice Demon Zero's Long Sword, a Demon Slaying weapon.
  • Hunk: He's quite muscular, has a deep voice, and many females in-universe find him attractive.
  • An Ice Person: Noted to be a highly skilled ice wizard, able to create many different constructs through his Ice Make. He later becomes an Ice Demon Slayer, which gives him the same level of physical versatility as Natsu.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: He can hit a target from countless miles away using an ice bow and arrow. He demonstrates this when he finishes off Racer in the Nirvana arc, and Mard Geer in the Tartaros arc.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Has a tendency to unknowingly insult others and then desperately try to save face with them. It's often Played for Laughs, especially with Juvia due to him just not getting the hint, but it's also Played for Drama a few times as well: his comment on the depressing downpour Juvia causes in her first attempt to confess to him causes her to snap after years of being bullied and dumped by men for her rain; later in an Omake, he rejects Juvia's attempts to celebrate their 413th day anniversary of their first meeting because he's mourning what also just so happens to be the anniversary of Ur's death.
  • It's Personal: Apart from those who hurt his friends (a shared Berserk Button with the entire guild), there are two other kinds of opponents in this series that Gray takes especially personally more than anything: those who seek to tarnish the legacy of Ur, whom he thought the world of; and those directly associated with Deliora, the demon responsible for Ur's sacrifice and the death of his family. He traces both grudges all the way up to E.N.D., the worst of all the demons of Deliora's ilk—unaware that this very demon also happens to be his best friend, Natsu.
  • The Lancer: When Natsu takes up the mantle of The Hero on their team, Gray serves this role for him.
  • Love Epiphany: After Juvia transfuses her blood with Gray at the apparent cost of her life in the Alvarez Empire arc, he finally accepts her love and cradles her body in tears. It would have been a Belated Love Epiphany if Wendy didn't narrowly nurse Juvia back to health
  • Magic Knight: Gray has a primarily weapon-based fighting style, instantly creating his weapons out of ice.
  • Manly Tears: Even the Only Sane Man in the guild isn't afraid to cry a few times, mostly whenever more of Ur or his family's tremendous suffering is brought to light, and when he believes Juvia to be dead after she saves his life.
  • Maybe Ever After: The series concludes with Gray and Juvia's relationship as this. Given that Gray becomes comfortable enough to (albeit sheepishly) stammer that Juvia's body belongs to him, however, it's safe to say that it's closer to a "yes".
  • Mr. Fanservice: Good looking and cool, in addition to his tendency to strip subconsciously. Hiro Mashima has freely admitted to covering Gray's Dark and Troubled Past first to try and increase the number of female fans.
  • Multi-Melee Master: His Ice Make grants him access to virtually any weapon he can imagine, from swords, to lances, to battle axes. He also dips into Multi-Ranged Master territory with his Ice Cannon and Super Freezing Arrow.
  • My Greatest Failure: Ur's death serves as such for Gray, since he wound up dragging her into his quest for revenge against Deliora, which cost Ur her life to protect him. Whenever someone comes looking for a bone to pick with Gray over Ur or the demon, he's quick to take responsibility and fix the problem himself.
  • Not So Above It All: His role as the guild's Only Sane Man sometimes takes a back seat to show he's just as weird and quirky as some of his guildmates, particularly thanks to his stripping habit.
  • Not So Different: For all his and Natsu's bickering, they share the same Hot-Blooded tendencies from time to time. For example, after Natsu storms Saber Tooth's inn to avenge Yukino's expulsion, Gray chews him out not for doing something so reckless, but because he wanted in on it too to get back at Rufus.
  • Oblivious to Love: Gradually subverted. He doesn't take the hint when Juvia falls in Love at First Sight with him during their battle in the Phantom Lord arc, and it remains this way for much of the early series. When Erza confronts him about it in the Grand Magic Games arc, however, he shows that he does notice Juvia's feelings, but is rather put off by her overly forward approaches.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Following his father's Last Request, he inherits Silver's Demon Slayer powers and vows that he will be the one to take down E.N.D. After learning that Natsu is actually E.N.D., and overcoming the Demon Slayer corruption that compels him to fight his friend, he manages to fulfill that vow by exorcising the remnants of E.N.D. within the demon's book when it attempts to infect Lucy while she makes Natsu fully human.
  • Only Sane Man: Apart from his tendency to take off his clothes and his destructive rivalry with Natsu, he is easily among the most level-headed of Fairy Tail's members next to Lucy.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Gray, your clothes!"
  • Purple Is Powerful: His Demon Slayer ice has a purple coloration in the anime, and is phenomenally more powerful than his usual Ice Make magic.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: He has fair skin and spiky black hair, and quite a few females in-universe, especially Juvia, find him attractive.
  • Revenge Before Reason: He suffered from this as a child when he went off to kill Deliora, recklessly throwing himself into danger and costing his mentor's life. He later succumbs to this in the Alvarez Empire arc when he discovers Natsu is his sworn enemy E.N.D., though it's justifiably so as he is suffering from The Corruption of his Demon Slayer magic, and is thus not in his right mind when he decides to kill the one being capable of killing Zeref.
  • Reverse Mole: In the Fairy Tail Revival arc, Erza plants him into Avatar's ranks to gather intel on the organization for Jellal. However, he's forced to keep his undercover mission a secret from Juvia and the others, who think he's been possessed or corrupted by his Demon Slayer magic.
  • Scars Are Forever: He gets a permanent scar on his forehead and abdominal when he's injured by Lyon in the Galuna Island arc. His latter injury also comes into play in later battles, such as a weakness while it's still healing in the Phantom Lord arc, or when he deliberately reopens the wound to use his blood as a weapon in the Sirius Island arc. He gets yet another scar on the other side of his abdomen when he impales himself to keep Invel from forcing Juvia to kill him in the Alvarez Empire arc.
  • She is Not My Girlfriend: His relationship with Juvia develops into this after Erza encourages him to give Juvia a straight answer. His response is to ultimately try to Ship Sink himself and Juvia, but Juvia doesn't go down so easily. Eventually, he becomes more comfortable around her over the second Time Skip, and he promises to give Juvia a real answer once they defeat the Alvarez Empire. It's all but directly stated at the end of the series that they end up together.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Maker magic is this at its absolute core, with Gray's Ice Make specializing in instantly creating ice.
  • Stripperiffic: He's a Rare Male Example who spends most of his appearances without a shirt, if not without pants.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's one of the taller members of the guild, has dark hair, and is a definite Deadpan Snarker.
  • Tareme Eyes: They reflect his serious, no-nonsense personality. They're also one of the many insults Natsu has for him.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Natsu frequently engage in Volleying Insults, but work well together when they're on the same team, which shows that they have a healthy, Friendly Rivalry and admire each other's respect. The mere fact that he attempted to actually kill Natsu when he lost control of his own mind and emotions in the Alvarez Empire arc nearly drives Gray to cast Iced Shell on Zeref, unable to bear the thought of killing his best friend, E.N.D. or not.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He strips whenever he gets serious. He also strips whenever it would be funny. He doesn't even realize he's doing it, because he's so used to being cold.
  • Weak, but Skilled: His Ice Make isn't as powerful as Natsu or Erza's magic is, and he has a higher track record of losses than his fellow teammates due to not being able to give his all. However, his wits and creativity allow him to take down opponents even they have trouble with. Once he gets his hand on Demon Slayer magic, however, he skyrockets in the "strength" department and essentially gains an ice version of Natsu's fighting style.
  • Will They or Won't They?: After actively dodging the subject for almost the entire series, he begins to warm up to Juvia over the second Time Skip to the point where he promises to give her a straight answer after the war with Alvarez. In the end, he says that Juvia is "mine, kinda", all but explicitly solidifying their relationship.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He clearly states in his battle against Juvia that it he will show no mercy to those who hurt his friends, even if his opponent is a woman. True to that, he's fought against Juvia and Ultear with all he's got.

    Erza Scarlet 

"Titania" Master Erza Scarlet

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (JP), Colleen Clinkenbeard (EN)
Portrayed by: Minami Tsukui (stage)

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A champion of the S-Class wizards, Erza is widely regarded as Fairy Tail's strongest woman. Her magic is called "The Knight", which lets her requip various weapons and pieces of armor instantly. She was enslaved as a little girl and forced to build the Tower of Heaven, a construct designed to revive the evil wizard Zeref. The traumas and betrayals she endured to escape have hardened her into a strict disciplinarian who doesn't tolerate her teammates fooling around and breaking the guild's rules. Over time, however, the warmth and cheer of her guild encourages her to come out of her shell, proving that she can be just as silly as her friends.
  • 24-Hour Armor: Ever since she joined the guild. She describes it a way to lock up her emotional troubles so she can act strong. Even after the source of most of said troubles is dealt with during the Tower of Heaven arc, she's still frequently seen in armor, though she occasionally just wears a white shirt with a tie.
  • The Ace: She is known as the the best female fighter in a guild known for their incredible strength and skill. Even Natsu is scared senseless with the prospect of being punished by her. She's accomplished many feats deemed Beyond the Impossible by most characters over the course of the series, usually with the simple explanation that "it's because she's Erza".
  • Action Fashionista: She has over 100 outfits, and has the ability to rapidly switch between the powered armors, bunny suits, cat suits, dresses, pajamas, etc. she stores in Hammerspace.
  • Action Girl: To the freaking max. She's not only the strongest woman in the Fairy Tail guild, she's one of the strongest members period. Whenever someone challenges her for that title, you can bet she will come out on top in the end.
  • Adorkable: Despite her ferocious attitude, she is shown to be quite socially awkward around the guild, especially when strawberry cake is involved.
  • The Aloner: For most of her life, she was a lonely girl.
  • Armor Is Useless: Downplayed. While her armors have many uses, she wins an increasing number of fights wearing the Sarashi and flame-print pants combo that's explicitly stated to provide no protection.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: She earned her S-Class rank through rigid training, discipline, and a heartbreaking past. She also briefly serves as seventh guild master in Makarov's absence due to her ability to put the rest of the guild in line with a simple Death Glare.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: She doesn't like revealing her full power right away in a fight, and would rather just use about as much as she needs to just win. She ends up heavily wounded in some of her battles because she just tanks whatever her opponents throw at her until she has a good grasp of the best way to take them down.
  • Badass in Distress: She winds up being taken hostage and tortured in the Tartaros arc courtesy of Kyôka's Agony Beam. She's quick to take sweet revenge once Natsu and Lisanna break her free.
  • Badass Transplant: As if her immense strength and arsenal weren't enough, her artifical-eye protects her from any eye-based magic such as petrification and illusionry.
  • Berserk Button: She is furious when her cake-eating is interrupted.
  • Big Eater: The anime spotlights her love of cake to the extreme. For instance, when she buys 50 cakes to celebrate Wendy and Carla's membership in the guild, she says only two are for them and the rest are for herself.
  • The Big Girl: Erza fills this role when she's not acting as The Leader of the team, being the most physically powerful and often stepping up to take down The Dragon of any Arc Villain.
  • Big "NO!": After Simon takes Jellal's blast meant for her and dies in her arms.
  • Broken Ace: She is unmatched in strength, skill, and beauty in her guild. However, her Dark and Troubled Past left her with such immense feelings of guilt and betrayal that, for a while, she only acted as badass as she possibly could to keep her friends from seeing her as weak. She manages to overcome these issues after resolving them in the Tower of Heaven arc, but every now and again, her past comes back to haunt her.
  • Characterization Marches On: In her early appearances, Erza is very fond of dishing out Corporal Punishment against Natsu and Gray due their constant bickering, and even against herself when she happens to slip into some quirky behavior, in both cases as a Running Gag to match her team's odd behavior. She is also The Stoic, and there were little to no cases of her being gentle towards someone. Later, after her backstory is fleshed out, Erza grows out of beating Natsu and Gray around, and her gentle side becomes much more apparent.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She has one with Jellal, whom she greatly admired as a child to the point of blushing when asked if she had a crush. While his betrayal cut her deeply to the point where she was willing to kill him, it's her love for him that allows his redemption. The ending leaves it ambiguous whether they get together, but there's enough to imply that things are looking up for them.
  • The Comically Serious: A lot of Erza's most hilarious moments involve her playing utterly absurd situations perfectly straight. Her deadpan seriousness makes it twice as funny when she goes along with whatever wackiness the rest of the guild is involved in.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: When faced with over 100 enemies, she consistently comes out on top and always makes it look like child's play. Ironically, she says in supplemental material that challenging a 100-strong army was one of the harder challenges she'd faced.
  • Contralto of Danger: Ohara and Clinkenbeard give her a low voice befitting the Fairy Queen.
  • Cool Big Sis: She acts as this towards her guildmates in her age range whenever she isn't beating the crap out of them.
  • Covert Pervert: For such a serious and heroic character, she possesses her fair share of perverted outfits, even citing her Playboy Bunny costume as her favorite because of the ears, and is not above using her sex appeal to get what she wants.
  • Death Glare: She is the reigning queen of this trope in the entire series. Once she's pissed, you can bet the person she directs her gaze towards will have an Oh, Crap! before they eat the dirt in short order. She even manages to scare ghosts of her past enemies back into oblivion with a single glance, reminding them why they feared her in life.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Erza starts out as Fairy Tail's resident Iron Lady who's rather annoyed with her guildmates' destructive and rowdy antics, but especially with Natsu's. After Gray stands up to her for her apparent Lack of Empathy on Galuna Island, already knowing full well she has more compassion than she lets on, she slowly but surely opens up and joins in on the goofiness. By the time of the the Tower of Heaven's destruction, she's completely thawed out.
  • Determinator: She takes this to its highest logical extreme and beyond. She nearly gets her body destroyed on so many accounts, it's ridiculous, and yet she always finds the drive to come out on top in the end, relying on nothing but sheer willpower.
  • Distress Ball: Despite being one of Fairy Tail's most badass Action Girls, she often drops the ball whenever she so much as hears Jellal's name.
  • Ditzy Genius: Much like Natsu, she's an absolutely brilliant fighter, but has No Social Skills whatsoever.
  • The Dreaded: She is one of the good guys and a loyal comrade to all Fairy Tail members, but the simple announcement of her return from a mission is enough for everyone to have a Mass "Oh, Crap!". She is also a very well-known wizard throughout the entire country, and almost everyone is very much scared of picking a fight with her.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: She can be really tough on her guildmates.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: She has quite the following of female admirers in addition to her male ones. She is even goes into Attractive Bent-Gender territory while playing a prince in a play, making the women in the audience comment on how handsome she is.
  • Eye Scream: She lost her right eye while she was tortured at the Tower of Heaven.
  • Family of Choice: Having grown up without parents, she sees Fairy Tail as her true family. Upon the revelation that she's the daughter of Irene Belserion, one of their most ruthless enemies from the Alvarez Empire, she firmly states that her only parent is Makarov, who has been there for her all her life. Even after coming to learn that her mother didn't truly despise her, it's too late for Erza to reconsider.
  • Fiery Redhead: She can get angered easily, especially by her guildmates' antics. She was actually quite timid as a child, though, even when not facing the cult that enslaved her.
  • Godiva Hair: In many of her fanservice scenes, her hair covers anything too important.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Erza's an unstoppable force in combat.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Never stated outright, but very heavily implied. While both of her parents were human, her mother was a Dragon Slayer who eventually succumbed to the effects of the Dragon Seed, which turned her into a dragon while she was still pregnant with Erza. While Zeref eventually gave her a superficial human form so she could finally give birth to Erza after she was kept in stasis for 400 years, she was still technically a dragon. Since dragons are considered the most powerful beings in the series besides demons and gods, this would go a long way explaining why Erza is...well, Erza.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Her relationship with Jellal is very complicated, and circumstances always seem to prevent them from getting together. Hilariously lampshaded by Happy when he draws a broken heart in the sand after Jellal rejects her.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.:
    • She undergoes this in her backstory when she's forced to leave her allies behind after enduring enough of being tortured in the Tower of Heaven. To twist the knife further, Jellal was manipulated by Ultear. She does snap out of it around the time of the Tower of Heaven's destruction.
    • She later falls into a much shorter one when Simon is killed by Jellal.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Her magic is this in a nutshell, allowing her to switch out any weapon on the fly as the situation demands it. It also doubles as a Hyperspace Wardrobe since it contains not only her armor, but ordinary clothes as well.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Erza regularly admonishes her friends for their overly destructive recklessness, even when she herself is no more cautious than they are.
  • The Illegible: It's mentioned a few times that Erza is infamous for her terrible writing. At one point, she wrote a complementary letter to a guild she felt indebted to, and they responded by coming after her, armed to the teeth. In the anime, it's even said that her writing is so bad, it almost made the reader pass out.
  • Instant Armor: Her brand of requip magic focuses on armor as well as weapons.
  • Iron Lady: In her early appearances, she takes everything seriously and hardly ever cracking a smile. However, she slowly but surely defrosts over time.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Thanks to her armors, Erza is one of the most versatile fighters in the series and can adapt to just about any opponent.
  • Jeanne d'Archétype: In her backstory, she led a slave revolt in the Tower of Heaven to rescue Jellal when she was only 10, rallying others behind her when she awakened her magic. The chapter title focusing on it even references Jeanne d'Arc by name.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Her initial stoicism makes Erza come off as a cold, uncaring jerk. Combined with her severe trust issues, most of Fairy Tail's guild members and other characters she interacts with have a difficult relationship with her. However, she does care for her guild and considers them her family, as shown with her attempts to stop Phantom Lord from holding Lucy ransom and her later participation in the guild's wackier hijinks.
  • Justice Will Prevail: She cites this as one of her primary reasons for joining Fairy Tail, inspired by the stories of her guild's heroism from Rob, her grandfather figure from the Tower of Heaven.
  • Kissing Discretion Shot: She leans in for a silhouetted kiss with Jellal after the Time Skip, leaving it up to the reader to imagine if they did it or not. However, the anime (which censors kissing and intimacy about as much as it does blood and violence due to it being aired in a morning timeslot) blatantly interprets it as an Almost Kiss.
  • Lack of Empathy: She can be unsympathetic when her guildmates go on unauthorized missions. For example, when she discovers Lucy, Happy and Gray on Galuna Island, she decides to take them and Natsu back to Fairy Tail without any concern for the islanders' situation. This immediately comes back big time on Erza when Gray stands up to her and convinces her to complete the mission.
  • Lady of War: She has an air of dignity and has been shown to be able to fight cooly and collectedly with her weapons and fashionable Battle Ballgowns. She's even called "Titania", Queen of the Fairies.
  • Lamarck Was Right: Erza's mother, Irene, is one of the strongest female wizards to have ever walked the face of Earth-land. Also, while it's never stated as a reason Erza inherited her massive power, she spent 400 years in stasis within Irene's womb while her mother was trapped in the form of a dragon, which would go a long way explaining her inhumanly massive level of strength and endurance.
  • The Leader: Despite Natsu being The Hero, Erza is the person who actually leads the team, which makes sense considering her S-Class rank. After the second Time Skip, she even briefly fills in the role of guild master for Makarov during his disappearance.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The Dark to Lucy's Light Feminine. Though she is tomboyish, she is feminine too with a womanly grace and few desires.
  • Like Brother and Sister: She sees Natsu and Gray as two annoying but beloved younger brothers. It's what snaps them out of trying to fight each other to the death in the Alvarez Empire arc.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: Irene's flashbacks show that Erza has inherited her kindness and unbending resolve from her mother (at least before her Face–Heel Turn), while luckily not inheriting anything from her father, who was a through-and-through Jerkass. They are also both The Dreaded of their respective groups, as their comrades are terrified of just the idea of pissing them off.
  • Lost Food Grievance: She has attacked people for ruining her strawberry cake, or for interrupting her meal in any way.
  • Lots of Luggage: She never goes anywhere without a whole wagon load full of bulging suitcases.
  • Made a Slave: Her Dark and Troubled Past shows that she was enslaved by dark wizards and forced to build the Tower of Heaven when she was only 9 years old in an ultimately meaningless effort to resurrect Zeref.
  • Made of Iron: Erza has been put through physical punishment no ordinary human being can survive, let alone walk away from. Yet whether nearly every bone in her body is broken, or she's rendered totally blind, deaf and beyond, she can not only muster the strength to keep fighting, but she usually wins.
  • Magic Knight: Her magic is literally called "The Knight", and it gives her access to a vast arsenal of magical armors and weapons.
  • Mama Bear: Harm one of her True Companions in front of her and you're dead.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Played with; she will sometimes attempt to clasp people to her (ample) bosom as a gesture of affection, but tends to forget she's wearing steel plate armor.
  • Master Swordswoman: It comes with being an experienced fighter, which lets her fight one-on-one with a Master Swordsman in their own right.
  • Meaningful Name: Her surname, Scarlet, matches her hair color. In this case, it was actually given to her by Jellal because of her hair.
  • Mind over Matter: She has a telekinetic control over her weapons.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is a redheaded beauty with a fantastic body whose magic usually involves Stripperiffic outfits, and she sure as hell knows it.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Thanks to her numerous weapons, she is skilled with practically any bladed weapon.
  • Mundane Utility: Her requipping ability also extends to her ordinary clothes, such as pajamas.
  • My Greatest Failure: Not being able to save Jellal and her past friends at the Tower of Heaven as a child.
  • Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: Literally, no matter what manner of deadly attack she faces—whether she takes the brunt of Phantom Lord's Jupiter cannon, gets blown up at point blank by Azuma, has her sense of pain cranked up to the max by Kyôka, or getting every single bone in her body shattered by Irene—she always gets up and continues to fight out.
  • No Social Skills: She goes far beyond socially awkward; at one point, when she's interrogating people for information, she headbutts them when they don't answer immediately. However, this is but one of several character features she has that don't endure.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite generally having a more serious personality at the beginning of the series, Erza is more than willing to join in on the guild's wackier hijinks later on, such as barrel surfing in the Grand Magic Games arc.
  • One Woman Army: Due to both her immense strength and her variety of armors. No better is this demonstrated than in the Grand Magic Games' "Pandemonium" challenge, which entails everyone taking turns to take on as many of 100 monsters as they can, one of which is so strong that even Wizard Saints aren't guaranteed victory over it. She defeats them all single-handedly.
  • Only One Name: "Erza" is the only name she was given at birth, and thus the only one she has known all her life. Her surname "Scarlet" was decided on by Jellal, who was stricken by her scarlet hair.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Not as often as normal, but in the 2014 anime and later chapters of the manga, her hair usually covers her right eye.
  • Performance Anxiety: Ironically, despite considering herself a master thespian, she suffers from stage fright and botches her lines every time she's given a stage role.
  • Perpetual Frowner: When she's introduced, she initially has a scowl on her face.
  • Phrase Catcher: Whenever Erza does something that seems impossible or outlandish, yet she does it anyway, she's usually met with one of two explanations: "It's because she's Erza," or "That's Erza for you."
  • Powered Armor: Each of her armors enhances various attributes such as her strength, speed, and durability, along with an array of Elemental Powers.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Played with. She is confirmedly 19 years old by the start of the series, but was actually conceived 400 years ago during the time of the Dragon King Festival, only being born in the present era because Irene's transformation into a dragon ended up suspending her gestation for centuries.
  • Red Baron: She is frequently called "Titania", the Queen of the Fairies (based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream), by admirers and enemies alike. While discussing her title, she says that she doesn't know who gave it to her in the first place, nor does she particularly care using it.
  • Serious Business: Erza takes everything seriously, even things that shouldn't be taken seriously. Just to give an example of how messed up she is, she threatens to cleave her own friends in two for understandably ruining her strawberry cake.
  • Ship Tease: She gets a ton of it with Jellal, which isn't helped at all by their mutual Unresolved Sexual Tension caused by their temporary relationship as mortal enemies, and him becoming a wanted fugitive later on, which becomes the primary factor why they can't be an Official Couple. While the series ends with them on a Maybe Ever After, it is very heavily suggested to be on the "yes" end of the spectrum.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She has been in love with Jellal since she was a child, and in spite of all that he has done, her feelings for him haven't changed and she's never shown interest in anyone besides him.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: It was Jellal's undying idealism and sense of justice that sparked her attraction to him when they were child slaves. It falls upon her to remind Jellal of that whenever he falters in his path to redemption.
  • Spirited Competitor: She loves a good competition and joins every one with the intent to win. Her Friendly Rivalry with Natsu stems from this as well.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: She and Jellal are frequently kept apart due to her being a dignified member of an official guild, and him being a wanted criminal who forms an illegal guild.
  • The Stoic: Despite being proven to be Not So Stoic later on, she maintains her calm and collective demeanor no matter how serious the situation is.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Very serious and stoic, but still a caring and loyal friend.
  • Summon to Hand: Her magic allows her to immediately summon any weapon she has stored in Hammerspace.
  • Tender Tears: About the only times she ever sheds tears is when she is mourning for another. It's this that effectively snaps Natsu/E.N.D. and Gray out of their fight in the Alvarez Empire arc, since she is still grieving for the (temporary) death of Makarov and can't see her two dearest friends trying to kill each other.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's a tomboyish Action Girl, but she still loves cute dresses, outfits and jewelry.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Combined with Took a Level in Kindness. She starts out as a rather calm and collective member of Fairy Tail who is still weighed down by the regret of being unable to save her past friends. By the time the Tower of Heaven arc rolls around, she starts showing off her warmer, sillier side more frequently and becomes a friendlier persion.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She absolutely loves strawberry cake, and can often be seen eating it when she's relaxing. Heaven forbid you ruin it while she's eating.
  • Tranquil Fury: In contrast to her other guildmates and especially Natsu, she tends to give a silent, chilling Death Glare every time she gets significantly pissed.
  • Tsurime Eyes: To reflect her serious, aloof, badass nature.
  • Unable to Cry: Played with. She cannot cry in her artificial right eye due to a defect; she claims that it's because she already cried half of her tears out at the Tower of Heaven. At the end of that arc, however, she manages to cry out of both eyes.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Erza has an uncountable number of armor sets for any situation you can possibly think of, and a number of outfits that have no combat utility whatsoever.
  • Women Are Wiser: Erza zig-zags this trope. She disciplines the boys a lot of the time as the guild's resident Drill Sergeant Nasty, but she'll occasionally get this turned on its head when she shows herself to be Not So Above It All.
  • The Worf Barrage: Starting from her fight with Ikaruga in the Tower of Heaven arc, several of her fights will involve her armors getting smashed only seconds after she summons them.
  • You Are in Command Now: She temporarily over the guild's leadership when Makarov disappears.
  • Youre Not My Mother: In the Alvarez Empire arc, Erza finds out her birth mother, Irene, is a despicable woman who gave birth to her just so she could take over her body, dumped her in a random village when she failed, and is now actively trying to kill her out of spite. Because of this, Erza has no trouble telling her that her guild is her true family. When Irene can't bring herself to kill Erza and is Driven to Suicide, however, Erza pays her respects by calling her "Mother" for the first and only time.

Erza's weapons and armor

Erza has well over 100 suits of armor and weapons at her disposal. So many, in fact, that they deserve a section of their own.
  • Absolute Cleavage: A good number of her various armor and clothing sets invoke this.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Pretty much all of her swords can cut through things they normally shouldn't.
  • Armor Is Useless: Downplayed. She has armor and weaponry for every occasion, but she often faces enemies whom such edges are useless against. When this happens, she forgoes the armor and enhanced weaponry in favor of focusing on her speed and strength instead.
  • An Axe to Grind: She can use a pair of axes in her Black Wing Armor.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Special mention goes to her Black Wing Armor, Soaring Armor, and Sea Empress Armor.
  • Battle Ballgown: Her Heaven's Wheel Armor has an armored hoop skirt.
  • BFS: Several of her outfits come with really big swords.
  • Black Swords Are Better: Her Purgatory Armor's Sword is black and highly destructive.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her Lightning Empress and Nakagami Armor come equipped with these.
  • Blade Spam: Her Heaven's Wheel Armor specializes in hurling several blades at her enemies at once.
  • Blow You Away: Her Wind God Armor grants her wind-based powers.
  • Braids of Action: Her Lightning Empress Armor and Armadura Fairy give her this style.
  • Chainmail Bikini: Her standard armor averts this, but most of her magical ones play it straight. She also has a literal chainmail bikini that she wears at the beach.
  • Cleavage Window: The Nakagami Armor exposes most of her torso, as do many other of her armors.
  • Cool Sword: She has far too many of these to count. Some of them even have Elemental Powers.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Her Black Wing Armor and Purgatory Armor are dark and frightening-looking suits of armor, but she only ever dons them to protect her friends.
  • Death In All Directions: Her Circle Sword: Blumenblatt ability sends her swords flying in all directions.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Her hakama outfit leaves her barefoot. The same applies with her Celestial Armor, which evokes a mystic Magical Barefooter vibe and is a Good Counterpart of a villainess's own shoeless armor.
  • Dual Wielding: She can do this with two BFS's at once. She even quadruple wields using her feet.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: This outfit is her trump card during the Miss Fairy Tail contest.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her default armor from the Village of the Sun arc onward has only one shoulder plate.
  • Fragile Speedster: Her Soaring Armor greatly increases her speed but leaves her with no defenses.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Has these when wearing her Flame Empress Armor and Armadura Fairy.
  • Glass Cannon: Her hakama outfit forgoes all defense in-favor of speed and strength but leaves her highly vulnerable. Her Heaven's Wheel Armor is a lesser example, too.
  • Hair Decorations: Most of her armors come with accessories like hats or hair clips.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Despite the sheer number of weapons she has, she focuses almost exclusively on swordplay.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Each of her armors come with a distinct look and unique abilities.
  • Infinity +1 Sword: The Nakagami Armor, which allows her to break the laws of magic, although the sheer amount of magic that it drains from the user keeps her from using it until she activates her Second Origin.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: She uses them when in her hakama outfit to go along with the Japanese theme, and has been shown winning an increasing number of fights with them.
  • Kimono Fanservice: Her Robe of Yuen adds a bit of Japanese flavor to her arsenal.
  • Leotard of Power: Some of her outfits are very form-fitting.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Her Black Wing Armor increases her speed and strength, making her more powerful overall. Her Armadura Fairy fits into this as well.
  • Making a Splash: Her Sea Empress Armor gives her extra aquatic aptitude. She also possesses a sword with a blade made of water.
  • Mighty Glacier: Her Giant's Armor gives her a massive increase in strength, but reduces her speed.
  • Mini-Mecha: In the "Welcome to Fairy Hills" omake and OVA, she is shown to own a massive suit of armor that effectively functions as one.
  • Multiform Balance: Each and every one of her armors has a quality that counterbalances the other (one maxes her offensive power while another maxes defense, for example).
  • Naked Apron: Her Seduction Armor isn't even armor at all, but rather this.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The name of her hakama outfit, Clear Heart Clothing, is only given in video games.
  • Naughty Nurse Outfit: She is mentioned in the manga to have one in the Sirius Island arc, which is shown in full in the anime.
  • Playboy Bunny: She has gone on record saying that her favorite requip is her bunny girl outfit.
  • Playing with Fire: Her Flame Empress Armor allows her to wield and defend against fire, making it essential while sparring with Natsu.
  • Sarashi: Her Clear Heart Clothing is essentially this with a flame patterned hakama, trading out defense for pure offense.
  • Shock and Awe: Her Lightning Empress Armor gives her electrical powers.
  • Stone Wall: Her Adamantine Armor is this, being purely defensive.
  • Sword Beam: She has this with her Photon Slicer ability.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: A few of her armors do this for her, particularly her Flame Empress Armor and Clear Heart Clothing.
  • Technicolor Blade: Several of her swords are different colors.

    Wendy Marvell 

"Maiden of the Sky"/"Sky Dragon" Wendy Marvell

Voiced by: Satomi Sato (JP), Brittney Karbowski (EN)
Portrayed by: Misaki Momose (stage)

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The Sky Dragon Slayer. Wendy was raised by the dragon Grandeeney in the art of healing and support magic, later learning on her own to use her magic for combat by conjuring gusts of wind. After Grandeeney disappeared, she traveled the world with a mysterious boy until she was dropped off at the Cait Shelter guild. This meek young girl aids Fairy Tail in the alliance against the dark guild Oración Seis, setting off a chain of events ending with her joining Fairy Tail and growing a serious backbone.
  • Action Girl: Post-Character Development.
  • A-Cup Angst: Her reaction to Reedus' future drawing of her. It doesn't help when she met her Edolas version of herself.
    • She also gets jealous when she sees Juvia's breasts after the second timeskip, and when Carla lends Chelia Wendy's jacket, Wendy's annoyed to hear Chelia complain that it's tight around the chest.
    • When she's temporarily forced to take over Irene's body after the later invades hers, she finds herself struggling with the added weight, but she's still happy to at least know how large breasts feel, with her even taking a moment to feel them up.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Is often on the receiving end of this, most notably from Gajeel and Cana. Fitting, considering she's a good five years younger than the rest of the cast.
  • All Your Powers Combined: During the final battle with Acnologia, she imbues Natsu with her own power, as well as that of all the other five Dragon Slayers.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: She’s had her moments, the most prominent of which being her fights with Sherria and Ezel. In the former, after gauging the strength of her opponent's magic, Wendy proceeded to bolster Sherria’s power enough so that her next attack was thrown off course, missing her entirely. In the latter, Wendy theorized that, if she were to absorb the high concentration of Ethernano in the air around Face, she could activate her Dragon Force, which she successfully did.
  • Badass Adorable: Equally badass as she is cute.
  • Badass Boast: See Beware the Nice Ones below, but also:
    Wendy: "After all, I am the pillar that holds my team!"
    • She later tells Zirconis, a massive man-eating dragon that her magic will defeat him.
  • Barbarian Longhair: In Dragon Force, her hair goes from straight to a wild mane not unlike Acnologia's, emphasizing the ferocity of the form's power.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Displays a surprising level of proficiency in hand to hand combat.
  • Bare Your Midriff: For much of the Tartaros arc thanks to Clothing Damage from Ezel.
  • Battle Aura: After Zirconis threatens to eat Lucy, Wendy begins to give off a strong green glow. Zirconis lampshades that it was because she got pissed, which she most certainly did.
  • Berserk Button: As two of the members of Sylph Labyrinth discovered, it's a really bad idea to harm the defenseless in front of her. Unless you want to be blown into the next continent, that is.
    • Also, hearing Irene deride Erza as trash is enough to cause her to activate Dragon Force.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Quite effectively lives and breathes this trope. She's a kind, compassionate, and helpful young girl... while also a highly skilled and powerful Dragon Slayer, who can and will mess you up if you get on her bad side.
    Wendy: "But know this... When I am pushed into a corner, I become the Dragon of the Sky!"
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Chelia from Dimaria by way of a well timed kick to the face.
    • She also later saves Juvia from the brink of death with her healing magic.
  • Big Entrance: How she and Carla joined the battle against Avatar. Just as Lucy is placed in grave peril from Mary's virus, the chanting of a spell can be heard. Cue Wendy and Carla to appear, the former dispelling Mary's Black Magic with ease, with several unconscious mooks strewn out at their feet.
    • In the Albareth arc, she enters the battlefield in southern Ishgar by giving Dimaria a Dragon Force-enhanced kick to the face.
  • Blow You Away: She can summon huge gusts of wind, as seen with her roar.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: During the one year timeskip, she joins Lamia Scale after Fairy Tail disbands. When Natsu and Lucy come looking to put Fairy Tail back together, Wendy adamantly refuses to go with them, much to their surprise and Natsu's indignation, due to the fact that she doesn't want to leave Sherria alone. In the end, Sherria herself tells Wendy to go with Natsu and rebuild Fairy Tail, which she does.
  • Call-Back: Her Dragon Force has two. One is the feathers in the outfit she first appears with, reappearing as crystal like feathers, the other being her eye and hair colour becoming almost the same as Porlyusica's, who's basically the human version of Grandeeney.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: Then again, it isn't really wise to give a twelve-year-old sake.
  • Character Development: She’s easily one of the most developed characters Fairy Tail has to offer. Wendy was introduced as a shy, meek little girl, prone to crying at times, and without a shred of fighting skills. However, after taking part in numerous battles, overcoming endless challenges, and powering through all the conflicts that her guild undergoes, she’s become someone else entirely. No longer a shy, weak little girl, she’s now grown into an extremely prodigious mage, as well as a very competent Combat Medic, who won’t back down from a fight, and, if necessary, will raise hell on the battlefield for the sake of her guild.
  • Cheerful Child: Despite everything she’s been through, Wendy maintains a positive, cheerful demeanor.
  • Child Mage: Biologically thirteen years old. Which means she was being trained by Grandeeney at the age of 5.
  • Child Prodigy: Started of as having no combat skills whatsoever, but is able to learn how to fight very quickly just by observing her fellow Dragon Slayers Natsu and Gajeel.
    • So far, she's replicated two different attacks after only seeing Natsu perform them once- one time in the middle of battle- successfully learned two more attacks, along with a Secret Art, in three days, with nothing more than handwritten notes to go off of, and mastered activating Dragon Force at will in less than a year. She also figured out how to copy Irene's Enchantment spell to transfer her conscience into another body after only seeing it once, used on her first no less.
  • Close-Call Haircut: Gets a portion of her hair lopped off during her fight with Ezel.
  • Combat Medic: Shapes up to be one once she learns how to use her Sky Dragon's Roar. She actively fights alongside her friends while providing support on the battlefield in the Edolas and Sirius Island arcs, and can be considered a serious threat in a one-on-one fight by the Grand Magic Games arc.
  • Cross Dresser: In the "Wendell's Adventure" arc of her spinoff manga, Wendy poses as a boy named Wendell when on her mission, since she'd heard that girls were being targeted.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She trips on things like small pebbles. Happens less as the series progresses.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Comes with being a Dragon Slayer.
  • Death Glare: Pulls off a few utterly spectacular ones during her fight with Ezel, though the one she finishes with deserves a standing ovation: Right before launching her final attack, the look she sends Ezel would make Natsu and Gajeel weak at the knees.
  • Declaration of Protection: In chapter 500, she promises that she'll protect all her guildmates.
  • Demonic Possession: In chapter 516, she's taken over by Irene. However, Wendy manages to turn the tables on her by taking over Irene's discarded body.
  • Determinator: Natsu and the others seem to have rubbed off on her in that department.
  • Does Not Like Spam: She doesn't like pickled plums. Two anime-only scenes involve characters terrifying her by eating them.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Said to Cheria during their battle when the latter suggested that she gives up due to her injuries.
  • Dramatic Wind: When using her magic, the wind around her begins to stir.
  • Dynamic Entry: How she chooses to enter the battle at Hargeon: by kicking Dimaria in the face hard enough to send her flying several feet backwards.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: When she debuted in the Oracion Seis arc, the guild alliance was wondering what caliber of a mage Cait Shelter could be sending to be confident in just one. Cue a small girl tripping over her own feet.
  • Eye Colour Change: Dragon Force turns her eyes from brown to red.
  • Feather Motif: Her magic is occasionally accompanied by the appearance of feathers, And she grows them on her wrists, ankles, and back while in Dragon Force. This likely symbolizes the bird-like appearance of her foster mother Grandeeney.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Wendy is actually from 400 years back in the past, sent to the present through the Eclipse Gate.
  • Flash Step: In Dragon Force, she moves so fast that she's just a blur of motion that only resolves when she's about to throw a punch. It's heavily implied it has something to do with her manipulating the very air around her.
  • Fling a Light into the Future: As it turns out, she 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.
  • Foil: One could say she serves as one to Gajeel. Wendy’s kind, humble, and pacifistic, while Gajeel’s gruff, initially arrogant, and nothing short of a Blood Knight. Wendy, after being left by Grandeeney, simply wanted to find her again, while Gajeel grew bitter and claimed not to care about Metalicana. Wendy’s magic is about healing and support, while Gajeel’s is about combat and destruction. Wendy mastered her Dragon Force, while Gajeel mastered his Dual Element mode. Wendy’s first interaction with Fairy Tail was helping them as part of the alliance, while Gavel's first interaction with the Guild was attacking it. Wendy was very keen to meet Natsu because he was also a Dragon Slayer, while Gajeel disliked him all the more for the very same reason.
  • Force and Finesse: The Finesse to Natsu's Force, as she tends to stay calm and collected during battle, and often fights by devising clever and creative ways to use her magic.
  • Fountain of Youth: In the Sun Village Arc, she becomes an even younger child but only briefly.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She was adamant that they warn the Exceeds of Faust's plan to destroy them, regardless of how cruel and callous they appeared. And just look at what she did to Hiroshi for attacking one of the frozen giants.
  • Full-Contact Magic: If magically enhanced strength wasn't enough, she can also punch and kick you with wind.
  • Geometric Magic: At first, she needed to draw a magic circle in order to cast Milky Way. It has since been subverted, and the spell instead became something akin to Soul Power.
  • Girlish Pigtails: From the Edolas Arc and onwards.
  • Girly Bruiser: She wears her hair in pigtails, is fond of cute things, and, in her own words, fights like a dragon.
  • Glass Cannon: Her spells pack a punch but she can't take a hit herself due to her lack of hand-to-hand combat experience. This has started to become less of an issue lately, due to her being able to cast enhancement magic on herself.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Originally appeared to be a subversion, but later Character Development allows her to play this trope straight. Exemplified by her interaction with the Treasure Hunters. They disregard her plea to stop harming the giants? Fine. Being buffeted with high speed winds proves a little harder to ignore.
  • Had To Be Sharp: Porlyusica notes how remarkable it is that she was able to master the Secret Art spell from her book in such a short time.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears two pointed hair accessories to keep her hair in pigtails.
  • Hair Reboot: She cuts her hair short in the Tartaros arc, but Cancer uses his magic to return it to its original length.
  • Healing Hands: The main benefit of being a Sky Dragon Slayer, though she can't heal herself.
  • Healing Shiv: She manages to do this with magic, by combining her Sky Dragon's Roar with her healing spells on Reborn Oracion Seis' Grim Reaper to restore his memories while he's attacking her in the anime-only Key of the Starry Sky arc.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: When she realizes that there are countless Face mechanisms left to destroy after she'd nearly died alongside Carla destroying just one. A chapter later, she's managed to will herself out of it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Stayed behind with Carla to make sure Face was deactivated but thankfully Subverted because Doranbalt saves the both of them.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: At first, she didn't have much confidence in her abilities, and was quick to blame herself when things went wrong, and Carla complains that this is why people saw her as "unreliable." However, after gaining more combat experience, and coming into her own as a fighter, she largely grows out of it, but is quick to share the credit when people congratulate her or thank her for something she did.
  • Hidden Eyes: Gets these while asking Hiroshi to cease his cruel actions towards one of the giants. When he refuses, she makes him regret it.
  • Hidden Depths: At first glance, Wendy is a sweet, innocent young girl. However, she's revealed to possess a tactical, strategic mind, and an unparalleled ability to learn things, even complex and powerful magic, incredibly quickly. Also, surprisingly enough, it's been noted on more than one occasion that her temper is not to be trifled with, despite her being the most pacifistic of the team.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Somewhat debatable. She partnered with Mest for the S-Class Trials, despite him clearly being a little off, particularly when he claimed to be a disciple of Mystogan (who almost never talks with anyone besides Makarov). But, as it turns out, he's actually a good person, so it's possible that she was simply right about him all along.
  • Humble Hero: She's quite surprised when Cana informs her that she's considered an idol by other children her age.
  • Idol Singer: Her performance with Chelia after the one year time skip had several elements of this. And if the crowds reaction was anything to go by, they're actually quite good.
  • Image Song: "Amazing Blessings"
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: She was impaled through the leg by Dimaria, and actually retains the injury for the rest of the Alvarez arc.
  • Important Haircut: After she and Carla realize that there are countless more Faces left to destroy, she cuts more of her hair off with her Razor Wind afterward, declaring that she wouldn't ever fall to despair. You know, just it case it wasn't already clear that she Took a Level in Badass.
  • Instant Runes: Summons up intricate magic circles while casting her enchantments. Interestingly enough, while most everyone had them in the anime, Wendy was one of the only ones shown to use them in the manga as well.
  • Keigo: Uses this toward everyone except Carla, with their close relationship allowing for informality. Chelia advises her not to use it so much when she's trying to make new friends. Amusingly enough, she greets Yukino, Rogue and Sting of Saber Tooth by thanking them for their help in the Grand Magic Games, prompting Carla to remind her that Saber Tooth was Fairy Tail's main rival.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Most of her outfits are fancy, frilly dresses, and she's kicked ass in every single one.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: The only reason she was created in the first place, though character development has made her a heck of a lot deeper than that.
  • Lady of War: Unlike her fellow Dragon Slayers, Natsu and Gajeel, she remains cool and collected during combat, and employs a more refined and graceful style of fighting.
  • Leitmotif: It's not used often, but an odd, chiming melody, most likely a reference to the initial mystery surrounding her introduction, is attributed to her.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Being the only Dragon Slayer present when Acnologia appears, Wendy activates Dragon Force and prepares to face him head on, despite Erza and Jellal's protests.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: While normally a very kind individual, she's perfectly capable of kicking ass when she needs to.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She's fast enough to move through the air in a blur, and strong enough to send fully grown adults flying. This goes Up to Eleven when in Dragon Force. She becomes fast enough to Flash Step around the battlefield.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Her relationship primarily with Natsu and a fair bit with Erza. She even lampshades it in chapter 423:
    Wendy: "I admire him... He's something like a big brother to me."
  • Little Miss Badass: At first she didn't know any offensive magic other than the Sky Dragon Roar. Since then, she's been observing and copying Natsu's fighting style. While she has had her moments before, she most definitely graduates to this once and for all during the Tartaros Arc, where she fights for the first time on a level that would rival Natsu or Gajeel, and single-handedly defeats one of Tartaros's Nine Demon Gates. She goes even further in the Alvarez Empire Arc, where she takes a hand in fighting Dimaria and Irene Belserion of the Spriggan 12 and proves instrumental in providing support to defeating them.
  • Lovely Angels: With Sherria after she joins Lamia Scale over the second timeskip.
  • Magical Incantation: Aside from the standard Calling Your Attacks, Wendy’s spells are usually accompanied by a brief chant or incantation.
  • Magic Enhancement: Is able to grant a variety of these with her magic to strengthen herself or allies. During her fight with Irene alongside Erza, she eventually figures out how to impart her magic into objects as well, such as Erza's swords, to give them dragonslaying properties.
  • Martial Pacifist: Wendy prefers to solve things peacefully whenever possible, and takes no joy in combat. But don't think for a second that she's not still very, very good at it.
  • Meaningful Name: Wendy can sound like Windy.
    • Originally, she was going to be the Water Dragon Slayer, with her name becoming a pun on Wednesday (Suiyobi or "Water Day" in Japanese).
  • The Medic: One of very few, and probably the best.
  • Morality Pet: Gajeel is generally kinder to her than to most other people; even when he was playfully abusing his Council authority by putting his guildmates under arrest for petty reasons, he couldn't think of anything he could actually hold against her. Porlyusica also became much more sociable with the guild since revealing that she is the Edolas counterpart of Wendy's foster mother. Similarly, Mest, while still in his persona as Doranbalt, a Council mage who was infiltrating Fairy Tail, protected her from Azuma even though it seemed like he was kidnapping her, and saved her from the exploding Face.
  • Ms. Fanservice: After Irene temporarily takes over her body, Wendy manages to transfer her own conscience into Irene's vacant body. She even makes a brief comment about the added weight and finally knowing how having large breasts feel while squeezing said breasts.
  • Mystical Waif: Has elements of this in the Nirvana arc, including a mysterious past, bad guys wanting her, non-action status, bit of a Distressed Damsel, purehearted and kind, and The Medic.
  • Nice Girl: A gentle, shy little girl who loves to help people.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: The nicest (shy, helpful, and compassionate) of Fairy Tail's three first-generation Dragon Slayers.
  • No-Sell: To Anomaly Magic that targets her bodily functions.
  • Older Than She Looks: Biologically and mentally, she's about thirteen years old. Chronologically, she's well over 400.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: More in terms of looks than power. Many characters comment on her attractiveness, but next to the better-endowed Lucy and Erza...
  • Parental Abandonment: Like Natsu and Gajeel, the dragon Grandeeney left her without a word.
  • Pint Sized Power House: She's the smallest and youngest member of her teamnote , but can still kick ass with the best of them.
  • Poke the Poodle: She can't be scary no matter how hard she tries.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Her Dragon Force Mode dyes her hair (and eyes) light pink.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Well, in her Dragon Force Mode, she grows feathers on her back that look like wings at least.
  • Power Glows: Tends to glow a bit when using her enchantment spells on herself. Amusingly enough, the color of said glow has actually changed between different installments of the series, with it being blue in the original series, green in the 2014 series, and pink in the movie Dragon Cry.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: I'm ruling over this space!
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches down to her waist. She cuts it short during the Tartaros arc, but Cancer returns it to its usual length.
  • Red Baron: "Sky Dragon" and "Sky Maiden".
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her Dragon Force turns her eyes from brown to red. In that state, her power is also on par with Natsu's.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Sherria, they quickly become friends after battling in the Tournament, bonding over their similar magic, wind based slayer-type, and after the second time skip it becomes even more obvious.
  • Running Gag: Wendy's small breast size being compared to someone else's to her dismay.
    • After the second Time Skip, characters would often observe that she'd supposedly grown taller, something that she'd sheepishly deny.
  • Shoot the Medic First: What Faust and Hades try doing to her when they start fighting. Thankfully her friends are there to protect her.
  • Shout-Out: She bears some resemblance to Azu-nyan when she gets into her Edolas clothes, complete with pigtails.
  • Shrinking Violet: Is introduced this way, but once she joins Fairy Tail, she starts to grow out of it.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: But as the series progresses, she loses the "shy" part.
  • Slipknot Ponytail: As she was hit by Ezel's Juzumaru, Wendy's pigtails come off.
  • Smurfette Principle: So far, she is the only female dragon slayer.
  • Status Buff: She can make herself and others faster, stronger, and more durable, to the point of being able to break steel and move in a blur. Her Sky Dragon Slayer magic is very practical because of this.
  • Super Mode: Dragon Force, which she even attains before Gajeel.
  • Supernatural Sensitivity: More than once, Wendy’s shown to have rather keen perception of any surrounding magic, such as the newly restored Tenrou Tree, and Atlas Flame’s lingering spirit.
  • Super Reflexes: It's next to impossible to dodge a surprise shot taken by an accurate sniper. Not only does Wendy do just that, but she also pushes Lucy out of way as well.
  • Super Senses: Like Natsu and Gajeel, her eyesight, hearing, and sense of smell are shown to be far above average.
  • Super Speed: After attaining Dragon Force, she makes it from the floor to high above Ezel in a series of jumps, and proceeds to strike him from behind, all before he could do more than blink. Bonus points for, in the anime, vaulting off his arm when he tried to strike her back.
  • Super Strength: Of a variety. With the use of her Arms enchantment, she's capable of breaking apart a metal fist, roughly the same size as herself, merely by pushing against it. She gains it naturally with Dragon Force, and in the anime, it's enough to let her stop and shatter one of Ezel's AbsurdlySharpBlades with her bare fists.
  • Sweet Tooth: A bonding point with Erza. The two even went on a mission together where their only reward was sweets.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: After hearing about Irene's Dark and Troubled Past, she admits that she does feel genuinely sorry for her, but also notes that won't stop her from fighting her with her full strength.
  • Tagalong Kid: She becomes this for Team Natsu.
  • Tareme Eyes: Particularly stands out against the fierce, often slit-pupiled glares of the other six Dragon Slayers.
  • Tender Tears: Is reduced to broken sobs as she watches her old guild fade away from existence. And again when her mother, Grandeeney vanishes alongside the other dragons.
  • This Is a Drill: One of her Secret Arts; Shattering Light: Sky Drill. It lives up to the name.
  • Three-Point Landing: Seems to have a fondness for these, as she's pulled off three so far throughout the course of the series: during her fights with Faust, Chelia, and the Orochi's Fin fodder. All were done directly after a midair attack on Wendy's part, and each landing, no matter how high the fall, was made without the slightest injury or loss of balance.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Let's see: She has no biological family to speak of, instead having been found and raised by the Sky dragon Grandeeney, only for said dragon to vanish, along with the others, without so much as a goodbye. Five years old, and entirely alone, Wendy has to good fortune to cross paths with Mystogan, who cared for her for a few months before leaving her at the guild Cait Shelter. Seven years later, Wendy watches as the guild; her home and family, vanish right before her eyes. Skip forward to the conclusion of the Tartaros arc, and we find Wendy finally reunited with Grandeeney. But wait. Turns out, she, and the other dragons, are little more than ghosts. Wendy can only cry as the dragons bid their children one last goodbye before vanishing entirely.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Her partnership with Natsu and Gajeel, with her role being The Chick. Fulfills her role rather well, acting as a mediator between her more hot headed counterparts.
  • Token Mini-Moe: At first. She upgrades to Little Miss Badass after watching Natsu, Gajeel and Erza.
  • Tomato Surprise: Cait Shelter is just an illusion created by the long-dead master, Robaul. This leads to her joining Fairy Tail.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Gradually evolves from a meek young girl with no battle skills to a full-fledged Combat Medic who can hold her own in a fight, strong enough to defeat an executor of Fiore's Knights from the Order of The Hungry Wolves in one attack. Lampshaded by Jura in the Grand Magic Games arc. Finally achieves Dragon Force during her fight with Ezel to stop Face from going active.
    • After the second Time Skip, she can activate Dragon Force at will!
  • Town Girls: The Femme to Lucy's Neither and Erza's Butch.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: A variation of this. While there is no questioning that she's very strong for a mage in her age group, she still lacks a lot of fighting experience. This trope is increasingly being subverted post-Sirius Island proven by the way she competed in the Grand Magic Games and during Lucy's rescue from Mercurius' labyrinthine Hell Palace. Finally put to bed when she attained Dragon Force in her fight against Ezel.
  • Unstoppable Rage: She really lets Ezel have it after attaining Dragon Force. She's so enraged, that she forgoes using magic at first in favor of repeatedly pummeling him with superhuman strength and speed.
  • Waif-Fu: She’s thirteen years old, and, on numerous occasions, has sent fully grown adults flying with relative ease.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Loke and Gray use her dislike of pickled plums to defeat her in the anime version of the S-Class exam.
    • And after the one year time skip she develops the motion sickness weakness that all the other Dragon Slayers have. The worst part is she cannot heal herself while in this state.
    • Though it's never become in issue within the story, her profile states that her magic stops working in polluted areas.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: And how. Despite being only thirteen years old, she's tied with Lucy as the most mature member of Team Natsu, has displayed both a very keen intellect, and a very strong sense of morals, and possess a wealth of resolve and determination otherwise unheard of in someone so young.
  • The Worf Effect: Suffers from this somewhat during her battle with Dimaria. Despite being in Dragon Force, she fails to so much as injure Dimaria after the latter activates her God Soul Takeover, and would've been killed had Chelia not intervened.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In the inverted sense, she suffers from this trope constantly. Granted, she's no pushover in a fight, but it's almost disturbing how little her enemies seem to care that they're attacking a twelve year old girl.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A leftover from when Hiro was going to have her be a Water Dragon Slayer.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: What anyone unfortunate enough to get on her bad side quickly realizes. Case in point; trying to eat her friends is a bad idea, as shown two times. The first was when Zirconis threatened to eat Lucy, prompting Wendy to activate her Battle Aura, as well as promise to "crush him". The second was when Ezel came very close to actually eating Carla alive. He suffers a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from a Super Mode enhanced Wendy, a direct hit from her Limit Break, which is essentially a Kamehame Hadoken that's been taken Up to Eleven, before finally being thrown into, and through, a giant monolith of stone for his troubles.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Starts wearing them in the Edolas arc and onwards.

    Carla 

Carla (Charlesnote  in Japanese)

Voiced by: Yui Horie (JP), Jad Saxton (EN)

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Born in Earth-land as one of the 99 Exceed eggs sent from her native Edolas, Carla grows up to become Wendy's caretaker at the Cait Shelter guild. After she and Wendy team up to fight the Oración Seis and later join Fairy Tail, Carla catches the eye of Happy and an interesting relationship develops between the two, as well as Wendy's new friends. Her past and memories have significant ties to her kind.

In addition to her kind's Aera ability, she also has the power to see future events. This precognitive ability is further enhanced when Carla learns Transformation Magic to assume a humanoid form, which also grants her more combat-oriented spells and skills.
  • Accent Adaptation: Jad Saxton gives her a British accent in the English dub.
  • Accidental Truth: She claims to be the Exceed Princess to prevent Knightwalker from arresting her, Happy, and Lucy. Except that Carla doesn't know that she is in actuality Queen Chagot's daughter.
  • Action Girl: After she learns to assume human form, she transforms into an active fighter alongside Wendy.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: She asks Happy about who he really is, leading to the latter's Heroic B.S.O.D..
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Downplayed. She walks barefoot most of the time, though some of her outfits include shoes.
  • Berserk Button: Before the Edolas arc, it wasn't a good idea to make comparisons with Happy in front of Carla.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the Edolas arc, she and Happy rescue Natsu and her friends from Faust's clutches in Edolas and they later help Fairy Tail defeat Hades in Sirius Island.
  • Bond Creatures: To Wendy, just like all the other Exceed belonging to Dragon Slayers raised by dragons.
  • Break the Haughty: She goes through one of these during the Edolas arc. At the beginning, she's an insufferable cat who cares about protecting Wendy, despite her mission to destroy the Dragon Slayers. After inadvertently causing Wendy and her friends to be captured, as well as her witnessing Happy does his Heroic Resolve and discovering that the mission was actually her precognition abilities going haywire, she matures up and cares about people other than Wendy and herself.
  • British Stuffiness: Has a light British accent in Funimation's dub, reflecting her formal way of speaking in the original Japanese.
  • Calling the Old Woman Out: After Faust's defeat, Carla's furious at Chagot for sending her and 99 others of her kind to Earth-land with a mission to kill the dragon slayers. However, she quickly discovers the entire "mission" was in actuality a bluff and quickly forgives her for it. Not only that, but while she doesn't know it, Carla is Chagot's daughter.
  • The Cassandra: Her statements about Faust's plans to kill the Exceed off are dismissed by her own kind, but it later turns out to be true.
  • Cat Girl: Her human form still has her cat ears and tail.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: She has a very sarcastic streak, especially towards her less-liked guildmates Natsu and Happy.
  • Cats Are Superior: She considers herself above everyone else before she had a dose of Break the Haughty in the Edolas arc.
  • Character Development: Starts out as a self-centered cat who only cares about Wendy to a selfless Exceed who is willing to help Happy and Wendy's newfound friends when they are in danger.
  • Declaration of Protection: Despite her mission to kill dragon slayers (or so she believes at first), Carla decides to abandon it in order to protect Wendy.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's initially distant to her guildmates, especially Happy, but starts to be friendlier with and care about them as she recognizes them as her friends.
  • Despair Event Horizon: When Carla realizes that she unintentionally caused Wendy and the others to be captured to complete her mission, she absolutely loses it. She quickly snaps out of it, though.
  • Distaff Counterpart: As the first of her kind besides Happy himself, she serves as his female counterpart.
  • Doomed Hometown: Her native homeland Extalia is destroyed in the Edolas arc.
  • Dub Name Change: Her Japanese name is Charles, pronounced Sharuru in Japanese, which would roughly equate to the French pronunciation "Sharl". Because this could easily be confused for a male name by readers unfamiliar with the pronunciation, it was changed to the more feminine "Carla" in the manga. Even though this problem wouldn't exist in the English dub, however, Funimation still opted to go with "Carla".
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her first moments is arriving with Wendy at the guildhall to help Wendy and later spurning Happy's advances upon meeting him, showing the audience her arrogance and compassion at the same time.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: She is technically the princess of the Exceed, since her mother is queen.
  • Fantastic Slurs: Carla simply refers to Happy as "tomcat" when she first meets him. When they are in Extalia, she finally calls Happy by his name once he does his Heroic Resolve.
  • Flight: Like all Exceed, her Aera ability lets her grow angelic wings and fly.
  • For Want of a Nail: Leading her allies into Edolas to complete her mission only gave Faust the perfect opportunity to capture the wizards, thus causing Faust to declare an Enemy Civil War on the Exceeds.
  • Grumpy Bear: She's very stiff and no-nonsense, but she means well.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: She falls into a major one when she discovers that she has unwittingly accomplished her mission to turn on the dragon slayers, even Wendy. Except that the mission was in actuality a ruse thanks to her power as a seer.
  • Hey, You!: She only refers to Happy as "tomcat", at first. After he sticks up for her against the Exceed's mission, Carla finally starts using his name, a change that Lucy notices.
  • Humanity Ensues: Carla learns how to transform into a Cat Girl at will after the second Time Skip, which she says gives a boost to her magic and precognitive abilities.
  • Humble Pie: When she first appears, she's an insufferable and arrogant jerk to many of her peers, especially Happy. However, she's brought down a few pegs after witnessing Happy's Heroic Resolve while in Extalia.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Despite being a jerk to Happy, she is right about Extalia's destruction and the disappearance of Edolas's magic.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though she can be a snarker, as well as an arrogant and insufferable jerk towards her friends, she's ultimately a good person.
  • Kick the Dog: She often spurns Happy's advances to the point that she gives an Armor-Piercing Question to Happy about who he really is before Magnolia gets absorbed by Anima.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Despite being a 6-year-old cat, she can spurt out biting sarcasm when she wants to.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: While she doesn't utter the phrase, she has a visible look of horror and guilt on her face after realizing that leading her friends to be captured by Faust's army is a case of Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! and goes into a major Heroic B.S.O.D. because of it.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: She goes to Edolas with her friends to complete her mission to hunt down the dragon slayers. To say that this ends badly is a massive understatement.
  • No Social Skills: She doesn't quite fit in with Fairy Tail when she's first introduced.
  • Oh, Crap!: She has a moment of terror when she unintentionally leads her friends to be captured by Faust in Edolas.
  • Only Sane Woman: She is one of the very few members of Fairy Tail to have no personality quirk, which also makes her keenly aware of how crazy her guildmates are.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Dub only; Jad Saxton did a mostly good job giving Carla a formal British accent, but slip ups were made. The scene of her crossing the Despair Event Horizon after hearing the details of her "mission" is a notable example.
  • Perpetual Frowner: She's first seen with a scowl on her face and never smiles once. At least before the Edolas arc.
  • Prophetic Fallacy: She foresees future events that mention Queen Chagot using dragon slayers as The Scapegoat for sending her and 99 others of their kind to Earth-land as eggs. Not only does she mistake the queen's bluff of killing dragon slayers to be her actual mission, but a major part of her early jerkassery towards Happy is because she also assumed that the Exceed living in Earth-land must know about it; Happy, on the other hand, doesn't. This comes back big time on Carla once she becomes aware of her precognition ability.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: Queen Chagot is revealed to be her mother after Faust's defeat, making Carla an Exceed princess. However, Carla's unable to remember what her mother is.
  • The Resenter: When she first meets Happy, she immediately resents him for the latter's obliviousness to the Exceed's mission, or so she thinks. All of this is thrown out the window the moment she witnesses Happy's Heroic Resolve.
  • Seers: She inherited Chagot's ability to foresee future events, which she initially mistakes for artificially implanted memories relating to her false mission. Once she's aware of this ability, she begins to develop it more and more later on, from predicting immediate events and vague portents of doom, to multiple outcomes of a single event. Her human form extends her clarity of the future even more.
  • Shoot the Dog: Her mission to kill the dragon slayers, which later turns out to be a bluff.
  • So Proud of You: Carla always expresses her utmost pride in Wendy whenever the latter comes further out of her shell and becomes a powerful warrior.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her Japanese name, "Charles", is alternatively spelled "Charle" in Funimation's subtitles to preserve the Japanese pronunciation (Sharuru).
  • This Cannot Be!: Said word-for-word during her Heroic B.S.O.D. when she learns from Nichiya about what her "mission" was.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Her human transformation after the second Time Skip turns her from a mostly powerless bystander into a fully capable fighter.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After witnessing Happy's Heroic Resolve to go against the Exceed's mission and learning the truth about her precognition abilities, she begins to lose her arrogance, becomes open to everyone and selflessly willing to help her allies many times to the point that she and Happy help Fairy Tail defeat Grimoire Heart on Sirius Island.
  • Tsundere: Her initially frosty relationship with Happy becomes much warmer after the Edolas arc, though she is still critical of his more idiotic moments.
  • Tykebomb: Eventually subverted. Ever since her hatching, she was sent to Earth-land with implanted memories of an operation to hunt down dragon slayers with Wendy being her target (or so she thinks). It took her for a while to realize that there is no such mission, but a misinterpretation of future events granted by her precognition.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Carla's mission to hunt down the dragon slayers almost dooms Wendy and her friends while in Edolas and ends up setting the stage for Faust's Enemy Civil War. In her defense, her mission was a bluff concocted by Chagot.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: After the second Time Skip, she learns to transform into a human form similar to Panther Lily.
  • When She Smiles: She rarely smiles before the Edolas arc, but when she does, it shows how soft and kind she can be.
  • Winged Humanoid: She can use Aera in her human form as well.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She's only six years old by the start of the series, but thanks in large part to her precognitive ability, she is far more mature than the 12-year-old Wendy.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Once Team Natsu returns to Earth-land after Faust's defeat, Carla can't return to Edolas, just like Happy and the other Exceeds.

Alternative Title(s): Fairy Tail Team Natsu

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