Much like its predecessor
, Fairy Tail
tries to avoid this trope as much as possible, giving every villain at least some Pet the Dog
moments and/or an understandable Freudian Excuse
. However, some are definitely horrible
enough for this trope.
- Master Jose Porla of Phantom Lord has a bad case of envy towards Fairy Tail for its sudden rise in power and wealth due to Lucy (which neither she nor the guild had intention of using) drove him to use Gajeel to destroy the guild hall. Makarov, Fairy Tail's master, wasn't prepared to retaliate...until Jose later hung up Team Shadow Gear as an example after having them viciously beaten. This earns Makarov's wrath and when the two encounter each other, Jose being an illusion, he shows no ill will and says some small talk to further enrage his rival, enough for his minion to drain him of all his magical power temporarily. After Lucy angers him when he kidnaps her, Jose's first step is to have his guild robot destroy a town and then he proceeds to defeat and torture Erza. He also attempts to use his magic cannon to annihilate Fairy Tail and their guild hall. This is all because Makarov said, while drunk, that his guild was better while at an annual guild meeting.
- Zancrow is one of the elite members of Grimoire Heart, another of the top Dark Guilds. what sets Zancrow apart from others is how his only apparent motivation in life is to kill and destroy whatever he can. Zancrow feigns concern and care for members of his own Guild but after several are defeated by Natsu, he shows no hesitation or remorse in burning them alive. Zancrow makes certain to attempt to kill nearly everyone he meets, be they combatant or not. When he catches his ally Meredy coming over with an unconscious Zeref, he instantly assumes she's betrayed Grimoire Heart and attempts to murder her as well.
- While Gemma of the Guild Sabretooth is a nasty customer, his daughter Minerva eclipses him in evil and has her own plans.One of the first things she does is torture Lucy in one of their tournament matches, right in front of everyone after she had basically already won. When Lector is seemingly killed and Jiemma is injured, she reveals she saved Lector, but then holds him as a hostage to get Sting to do what she wants. She then kicks her possibly fatally wounded father out of the guild, for being too weak, which is the philosophy he had been following. In the last match, she holds Millianna hostage to make Erza and her friend Kagura fight each other. When she loses, she leaves Sabertooth and joins a Dark Guild. When she runs into Erza, who's been turned into a child, she tries to kill her in revenge despite Erza being a helpless little girl at that point.