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The first and founding master of Fairy Tail, who is buried on Sirius Island, Fairy Tail's sacred ground. She continues to watch over Fairy Tail as a ghost, though only those with the guild mark are able to see her.
- A-Cup Angst: In the fourth OVA, she stumbles onto a Furo Scene with many of Fairy Tail's other female members. Hilarity Ensues.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: In the four days that the Grand Magic Games take place, she records and memorizes all the rival teams' stats and battles, and uses them to give Fairy Tail a strategy for victory.
- Beware the Nice Ones: When Zeref tells her his plan to annihilate all living beings, she responds it's the opposite: Fairy Tail will annihilate him.
- Big Good: Ever since her spirit left Sirius Island, she pretty much shares, if not outranks, Makarov as this.
- The Chessmaster: Her Awesome by Analysis skills aren't limited to fighting; in Fairy Tail Zero, she manages to completely outsmart Yuri in a Battle of Wits he's played for years, setting up an intricate Xanatos Gambit on only her second try.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: She was only 13 years old when she founded Fairy Tail. Considering her fellow guildmates were all young adults who went on to become some of the most powerful and respected wizards in history, this speaks volumes of Mavis's level of power and intelligence.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She's childish, ditzy, and obsessed with fairies, but she's also a master strategist and has knowledge of at least two of Fairy Tail's three ultimate spells.
- Cry Cute: A Running Gag has Mavis bursting into tears whenever she feels she's done something wrong, be it her regret for choosing Precht as her successor to her strategy going up in smoke due to a miscalculation.
"I'm not crying! Not at all!"
- Cute Ghost Girl: She appears in the main series as a spirit who can only be seen by members of Fairy Tail.
- Sympathy for the Devil: She appears to genuinely feel bad for Zeref, asking if he still wants to die, and implies that she willingly let him stay on Sirius Island with her. Regardless, she vows that Fairy Tail will still stop him from wiping out humanity.
- Tsurime Eyes
- Vague Age: As in how old she was when she died. She looks like a child and has some child-like manners, but she is a very intelligent strategist and was able to start and run a whole guild, which could hint that she is a grown-up or at the very least in her late teenage years. No matter what, she is probably Older Than She Looks.
- Walk on Water: The members of Fairy Tail spot her standing in the middle of the ocean right before she raises Sirius Island out of the water.
In Fairy Tail Zero
Mavis is featured as the main protagonist of the spin-off manga Fairy Tail Zero
. Before founding Fairy Tail, Mavis was a young servant girl to the Red Lizard guild on Sirius Island, which was wiped out by the rival guild Blue Skull, leaving her its Sole Survivor
. Seven years later, she discovers that Blue Skull has stolen the island's sacred treasure, the Sirius Jade, forcing her to team up with a band of treasure hunters in order to get it back.
- Break the Cutie: At the age of 6, she loses her parents and is taken in by a guild of Jerkasses who bully her on a daily basis. However, she puts up with it all without crying until Zeira, the Only Friend she manages to make, seemingly dies shortly after accepting her friendship.
- Child Mage: She is only 13 years old in the story and is a talented illusionist.
- Conveniently an Orphan: Her parents are dead by the start of the series, and she is left to care for herself on Sirius Island after Red Lizard is decimated by Blue Skull.
- Dark Is Not Evil: She dolls herself up in a black lolita costume and dubs herself "Black Wizard Mavis" as tribute to the kind yet gloomy stranger in the woods who trains her in magic. At the time, she doesn't realize her friend is the Black Wizard, Zeref.
- Fatal Flaw: Her overconfidence in her abilities proves costly for her allies, leaving them hopelessly unprepared and outnumbered against Blue Skull.
- Friendless Background: She had no friends growing up, and was bullied by the only other girl her age whom she interacted with. That changes when she decides to befriend said bully.
- It's All My Fault: She blames herself for getting Yuri and his friends hurt during their first confrontation with Blue Skull, whom she vastly underestimated in a fight.
- Master of Illusion: She can create highly detailed animals, monsters, and soldiers that can fool all but the most Genre Savvy of people.
- Oh, Crap: Her reaction when she realizes she can't simply bluff her way past Blue Skull's master with her illusory army of soldiers.
- Plucky Girl: She puts up with the monstrous treatment she gets from Red Lizard's master and members because her parents told her that if she ever cried, she would never get to meet the fairies.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: She may be a child at heart, having a lifelong dream of meeting fairies, but she shocks many older and more skilled people with her keen observational skills.
- Work Off the Debt: Her parents were up to their eyes in debt to the Red Lizard guild, leaving Mavis to work it off after they passed away.
- Xanatos Gambit: Employs one during her Battle of Wits against Yuri in which they must guess something correctly about each other, declaring that she will win in one turn no matter who goes first. When Yuri goes first by saying, "That bird is your pet," she cuts him off and tricks him into saying, "That bird is you," because there was no rule saying they couldn't interrupt each other. For their do-over turn, Mavis tells Yuri he blinked 57 times since the game began, while she didn't blink even once,note which leaves Yuri stumped since he didn't keep track of his blinks and thus can't answer truthfully even if he guesses right.
Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (JP), R Bruce Elliott (EN)
The elderly, miniscule master of Fairy Tail. The members of his guild often give him grief for the trouble they put him through with the Magic Council, but he loves them as if they were all his children. His mastery over many forms of magic, including the size-increasing Giant magic, has earned him a spot among the Ten Wizard Saints, who are widely regarded as the most powerful wizards alive.
A sweet-natured, semi-retired S-Class wizard who works at Fairy Tail as an employee, and is a pinup girl for Sorcerer Weekly
Magazine. Apart from using transformation magic to alter her appearance, she is also the eldest of three siblings who specialize in Takeover magic, a spell that lets its caster take over the powers of creatures they come in contact with. Her specialty is Satan Soul, which allows her to take the powers and forms of demons, which has earned her the moniker of "Demon Woman".
One of the guild's most powerful members, as well as its most mysterious. He refuses to let anyone see his face, putting his guildmates to sleep whenever he visits the guild to keep his true identity a secret.
MAJOR spoilers ahead
During his battle with Laxus in the Fighting Festival arc, Mystogan is unmasked as a duplicate of Jellal, Erza's former childhood friend. Later still, he reveals himself as the prince of Edolas, a Bizarro Universe
inhabited by duplicates from Earth-land.
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (JP), Hideyuki Hayami (JP, young), Patrick Seitz (EN), Mary Morgan (EN, young)
Laxus is Makarov's grandson and heir to the title of Fairy Tail's guild master. He is also a Thunder Dragon Slayer courtesy of artificially implanted dragon lacrima from of his father, Ivan. When he starts out, Laxus values strength above all else and plans to kick all the "weaklings" (i.e., pretty much everyone) out of the guild once he's in charge, causing no shortage of grief for his grandfather. When this attitude gets him expelled from the guild, he returns a changed man.
- And This Is for...: In the Grand Magic Games arc, he beats up all the members of Raven Tail who hurt and/or humiliated Wendy, Carla, Gray, and Lucy. Humorously, when he gets to the one member who didn't do anything to Fairy Tail, he basically says "I got nothing" and blasts him anyway.
The S-Class wizard regarded by everyone in the guild to be the
most powerful member of Fairy Tail, full stop. As a testament of his strength, his Crush magic causes him to turn anything he touches to dust. He takes on jobs that have never been completed for tens, or even hundreds of years, and thus only visits his guild a couple of years at a time for short periods of time.
A playboy wizard who is hardly ever seen outside the company of young ladies. He is actually the celestial spirit Leo the Lion, who was banished from the spirit world after causing the death of his old owner. As a result, he has trouble interacting with celestial wizards like Lucy and tries to avoid her, but Lucy manages to revoke his sentence, turning him into one of her most trusted spirit partners. As Leo, Loke wears the magic finger ring Regulus to clad his body in light.
- Anime Hair: His spirit form has longer, spikier hair resembling a lion's mane.
- The Atoner: He spent three years anticipating his own eventual demise to compensate for indirectly causing the death of his former owner. After Lucy intervenes on his behalf, he decides to carry out his atonement by protecting her with his life.
- Bishōnen: He fights right in with Blue Pegasus, a renowned guild filled with Bishōnen guys. It's only fitting, considering he was owned by a Blue Pegasus wizard.
- Cat Boy: They're difficult to see, but his spirit form has pointed ears hidden in that Anime Hair.
- Cerebus Retcon: His status as Fairy Tail's resident Casanova is completely Played for Laughs upon his introduction until it's revealed that he was trying to distract himself from his guilt after killing Karen.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He always has his sights on young women whenever he has the chance, but he's a genuinely nice and heroic guy.
- Determinator: Survived for three years in the human world with his own strength. To add perspective, Lucy initially believes that even one year was out of the question, and just one week outside the Celestial Spirit World is considered torture to his fellow Zodiac spirit, Aries.
- Death Seeker: Since prolonged exposure in the human world is the only way to kill a celestial spirit, Loke accepts his permanent exile from the spirit world in the hopes that death will put an end to his guilt. Lucy talks him out of it, though.
- The Exile: He was sentenced to permanent banishment from the Celestial Spirit World as punishment for causing the death of his old owner Karen by refusing to un-summon himself for three months, leaving her too fatigued to defend herself on a mission. Lucy convinces the Celestial Spirit King to vindicate Loke by pointing out that he was acting to protect Aries from their owner's abuse since Karen wasn't strong enough to summon both at once.
- Fighting Your Friend: In the Nirvana arc, Angel forces Leo to fight Aries in the hopes of distracting him long enough to take him out with Caelum. However, Leo and Aries consent to the battle since neither of them wants to disappoint their owner.
- My Greatest Failure: He blames himself for the death of his previous owner, Karen Lilica, which ended up getting him banished from the spirit world. However, Karen was a total Jerkass who was killed by her own arrogance; Leo was simply sticking up for himself and Aries.
- Sarcastic Confession: During the last days of his exile, he confesses to Lucy that he is going to die soon, then laughs it off as one of his cheap pickup lines, causing her to storm off in anger. However, she starts to get suspicious when she discovers that Loke has broken up with all his other girlfriends the next day and, after a bit of investigating, discovers that it wasn't a pickup line after all.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Mashima thought the name sounded cute for someone so muscle-brained.
- Forced to Watch: In the Tartaros arc, he falls victim to Seilah's Macro curse and is forced to watch as his own body is used to strangle Lisanna. He resorts to making a Deal with the Devil to spare her life.
- Lightning Bruiser: His Weretiger form boosts the speed of his attacks while retaining his muscular form.
- Super Toughness: His Lizardman form gives him spiked scales that are virtually impervious to physical damage. It allows him to level the playing field against the heavy-hitting Bacchus during the Grand Magic Games, turning their battle into an Endurance Duel.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: After being butted around and overshadowed for much of the series, Elfman finally gets a moment to shine in the Grand Magic Games when he wins the match against Bacchus, an opponent who is said to rival Erza in strength, which also counts as Fairy Tail's first actual victory in the tournament. Not only that, but those 10 points he earns go a long way since Fairy Tail wins the tournament by 9 points.
- Unskilled, but Strong: He's a purely physical fighter and doesn't have a lot of magic skill.
Voiced by: Mariya Ise (JP), Kristi Kang (EN)
Voiced by: Wataru Hatano (JP), David Wald (EN)
"You think you wanna go to war with Fairy Tail, do ya? I did too, way back when... Hehehe... Are you ready? You're about to find out just how bad you screwed up!"
Gajeel is the Iron Dragon Slayer, also known as "Kurogane"note
Gajeel. He was raised by the dragon Metalicana, who taught him the power to transform any part of his body into metal. He starts out as a member of Phantom Lord and its master Jose's right-hand man, but joins Fairy Tail after his old guild disbands. However, it takes a long time for the guild to accept him since he is responsible for destroying their old guild hall and injuring Team Shadow Gear while a member of Phantom Lord.
- The Atoner: He accepts Makarov's offer to join Fary Tail to atone for his actions during the Phantom Lord arc.
- Berserk Button: Claiming that Natsu is stronger than him. Rogue learns this the hard way, by getting his ass deeply and thoroughly beaten.
- BFS: Karma Demon - Iron God Sword.
- Big Damn Heroes:
- Saves Natsu from being incinerated by Laxus twice in the Fighting Festival arc.
- In the Edolas arc, he is sent by Mystogan to help save his guildmates turned into lacrima. He manages to turn Erza and Gray back to normal, which allows them to pull their own with Natsu, Lucy, and Wendy.
- He saves Levy from being killed by Kawazu and Yomazu in the Sirius Island arc.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: A standard attack for him is his Iron Dragon's Sword. He takes it up to Chainsaw Good in the anime.
- Blood Knight: He's eager to start a war with Fairy Tail in the Phantom Lord arc, and relishes every moment he gets to fight. He never quite shakes off his thirst for battle after joining Fairy Tail, making himself Levy's partner during the S-Class trial on Sirius Island mainly for the chance to beat everyone else up, much to her annoyance.
- Casting a Shadow: He eats Rogue's shadows to gain the Iron Shadow Dragon Mode, which lets him turn himself into a shadow.
- Fangs Are Evil: All Dragon Slayers have them, but Gajeel comes closest to playing it straight due to his Jerkass and Sociopathic Hero nature.
- Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Despite Gajeel joining Fairy Tail, Makarov says he will never forgive him for the stunts he pulled in the Phantom Lord arc, and only invites him into the guild because he would never forgive himself if he just sat by and watched Gajeel fall even further into darkness. The same goes for everyone else in the guild.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has scars on his right arm.
- Heel-Face Return: When he's last seen at the end of the Phantom Lord arc, he swears that he'll be back for revenge. The next time he's seen, he's a member of the guild fighting for the home team.
- Heroic Willpower: In the Sirius Island arc, he gets stabbed in the arm—as in from the middle of his palm to the end of his shoulder—and keeps fighting. It's toned down in the anime, but still there: he manages to turn his arm into an iron pole before the sword pierces it, but it cracks to the point that it almost breaks, it's obviously painful for him.
- Hidden Depths: He's a muscle-bound and bloodthirsty warrior who enjoys ripping others to shreds. He's also a talented jazz songwriter, with half the talent in singing and playing.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's impressively fast for someone who's literally Made of Iron and hits like a tank.0111
- Reverse Mole: At first he seems to be The Mole spying on Fairy Tail from within on behalf of Raven Tail's master and Makarov's son, Ivan, during the Fighting Festival arc. This is subverted when he reports his findings on Ivan to Makarov at the end of the arc, revealing him to be this.
- My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: He and Natsu get into petty squabbles whenever they learn new yet similar abilities. Hilariously in the Tartaros arc, they wind up landing a finishing blow to each other while showing off their Iron Shadow Dragon and Lightning Flame Dragon modes, respectively.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: Gajeel was raised by former Council member Belno, but was so rowdy that he never had a decent conversation with her. When he finds her killed by Tartaros seven years later, he regrets never being able to thank her for the trouble she went through looking after him.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: His Iron Dragon Scales are virtually impenetrable, taking serious Armor-Piercing Attacks or going up against even harder armor to make a dent. Getting his iron refortified into steel by the carbon in Torafuzar's "Hell's Darkness" curse makes it even tougher.
- Nonindicative Name: He's called "Black Steel" Gajeel, even though his magic deals with iron, not steel. That changes in the Tartaros arc when he gets a magic upgrade that refurbishes his iron into steel.
- Reformed, but Rejected: No one in the guild is happy to learn that the guy who demolished their first guildhall and put Levy, Jet and Droy in the hospital ended up becoming one of their own, while Gajeel couldn't care less about what they think. That starts to change when he takes a hit for Levy from a pissed off Laxus.
"There's no other choice if that's Gray-sama's request, but doesn't he know leaving two romantic rivals all alone is a recipe for a bloodbath?"
Juvia is a former member of Phantom Lord's elemental magic specialist group, Element 4, where she is also known as Juvia of the Great Sea. Her entire body is made of water, and she has the power to create and manipulate water as she chooses. She falls in love at first sight with Gray while fighting him as a member of Phantom Lord, which is the main reason why she joins Fairy Tail after her old guild is disbanded.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Is prone to childlike romantic fantasies the moment her thoughts turn to Gray.
- Contralto of Danger: Her voice in the Funimation dub is quite a bit deeper than her Japanese voice.
- Creepy Monotone: Her normal way of speaking before meeting Gray.
- Defecting for Love: She switches from Phantom Lord to Fairy Tail so she may pursue her feelings for (read, "stalk") Gray. In this case, however, Phantom Lord was already on its way to disbandment by the time she started following him, leaving her with nowhere else to go.
- Emotionless Girl: Played straight during her first appearance. Then Gray stepped into the picture, the Blush Stickers appeared, and this character trait was all but abandoned.
- Everything Sounds Sexier in French: The Animax dub gives her a French accent.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: After joining Fairy Tail, she cuts her hair short to signify her cheerier personality. However, she instantly grows her hair back in woe when she discovers that the Gray in Edolas was in love with her own Edolas counterpart, who had the same hairstyle as she did before.
- Lonely Doll Girl: Juvia had no friends as a child because it would always rain when she was around. As a result, she wears a teru teru bozu doll on her collar which, in Japanese folklore, is supposed to stop or prevent the rain. In a bit of Fridge Horror, this makes the scene in the anime where she's crying while mass producing these all the more woobifying.
- Making a Splash: Her Water Magic gives her the power to produce and control water
- Nigh-Invulnerability: She's immune to physical damage and certain spells when her body is turned into water.
- The Power of Love: Erza notes in the Sirius Island arc that Juvia achieves her full power while motivated by intense feelings of love for Gray.
- Redemption Demotion: Her rank in Phantom Lord is the equivalent of Fairy Tail's S-Class, but gets a literal demotion like Gajeel when she joins Fairy Tail, and has to take the annual exam to achieve the S-Class rank.
- Sadistic Choice: A few villains like to take advantage of her feelings for Gray to make sure he suffers:
- In the Sirius Island arc, Merudy casts a sensory link on Juvia, Gray, and herself to ensure that no matter which of them wins the battle, Gray will die. Juvia Takes a Third Option by talking Merudy out of killing herself.
- In the Tartaros arc, Keyes forces her into a similar dilemma: either destroy him and put an end to Gray's undead father's existence, or spare Gray's feelings for his father and allow Keyes to activate the Face bomb. Reluctantly, Juvia chooses the former.
- Shoot the Dog: In the Tartaros arc, Juvia is forced to kill the Necromancer Keyes knowing that Silver, Gray's undead father, will only stay around with his son for as long as Keyes lives. If she hadn't, Keyes would've activated the Face bomb using the undead Council chairman. When the deed is done, she feels she's no longer worthy of Gray's love.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Has shades of this during her earliest appearances. Normally a gloomy Emotionless Girl, her iciness literally melts the moment Gray enters her life. She thus begins alternating between her usual gloominess and gushing over him the moment she so much as hears his name (heaven forbid the one who mentions him is another girl and/or wants him dead), until her warmer personality gradually takes over.
- Tears of Remorse: She tearfully begs for forgiveness after Mercy Killing Gray's father.
- Third-Person Person: Practically all the time to demonstrate her immaturity, though there are a few very rare instances where she uses the pronoun "watashi", such as when she sees Gray strip for the first time. It's dropped entirely in the Funimation dub, though not without reason as the dubbers felt it made her sound arrogant rather than childish.
- Took A Level In Cheerfulness: She goes from a gloomy Emotionless Girl during her Phantom Lord membership to a cheerful Fairy Tail wizard over time.
- Weak, but Skilled: Juvia isn't physically powerful when compared to Natsu and Gajeel, but her ability to turn herself into water to avoid harm comes in handy.
- Whip It Good: Her Water Cane attack turns her hand into a water whip.
- Dub Name Change: Known as the "Thunder God Tribe" in the Del Rey translation, and the "Thunder Legion" in the Funimation dub.
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (JP), John Burgmeier (EN)
Voiced by: Saori Seto (JP), Caitlin Glass (EN)
Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (JP), Rick Keeling (EN)