Sandbox: Fairy Tail Guild Major Members
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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.
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 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 Take Over magic, a spell that lets its caster take over the powers of creatures they come in contact with. Her specialty is Satan Soul, which allows her to take 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.
Laxus is Makarov's grandson and heir to the title of Fairy Tail's guild master. He is also a Lightning 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.
The S-Class wizard regarded by everyone in the guild to be the
most powerful member of Fairy Tail, full stop. His Crush magic causes him to vaporize anything he touches as a testament of his strength. He takes on jobs that have never been completed for dozens, or even hundreds of years, and thus only visits his guild a couple of years at a time for short periods of time.
The Iron Dragon Slayer, also known as "Black Steel" Gajeel. He was raised by the dragon Metalicana, who taught him the power to transform any part of his body into metal. He starts out as a member of Phantom Lord and its master Jose's right-hand man, but joins Fairy Tail after his old guild disbands. However, it takes a long time for the guild to accept him since he is responsible for destroying their old guild hall and injuring Team Shadow Gear while a member of Phantom Lord.
- 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.
- Covert Pervert: In the Grand Magic Games arc, he fantasizes having Lucy dancing for him in a Bunny Girl outfit while he plays the guitar.
- Cuteness Proximity: He stops being an Ax-Crazy Jerkass whenever felines are around, particularly Panther Lily in his Sleep Mode Size.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Averted; he remains hostile with Natsu after losing to him in the Phantom Lord arc.
- The Dragon: He is Master Jose's right-hand man during the Phantom Lord arc.
- Dreadful Musician: A Running Gag in the series is that any much anticipated Fanservice show with the Fairy Tail ladies will be canceled and replaced by Gajeel doing a terrible lounge act.
- Easily Forgiven: Subverted; 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 get even worse without proper guidance. The same goes for everyone else in the guild.
- Fangs Are Evil: All Dragon Slayers have them, but Gajeel comes closest to playing it straight due to his Jerkass and Sociopathic Hero nature.
- 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.
- The Mole: In the Fighting Festival arc, this is subverted. At first he's shown to be spying on Fairy Tail from within on behalf of Raven Tail's master and Makarov's son, Ivan. Then he reports his findings on Ivan to Makarov at the end of the arc, revealing him to be a Reverse Mole.
- 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 murdered 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.
- Spell My Name with an S: Many early translations spelled his name as "Gazille".
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 develops a romantic obsession with Gray while fighting him as a member of Phantom Lord, which is the main reason why she joins Fairy Tail after her old guild is disbanded.
- 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 all but disbanded 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...
- Everything Sounds Sexier in French: The Animax dub gives her a French accent.
- 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
- 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 her, 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 dilemma with no third option: 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.
- 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 Gray's forgiveness after Mercy Killing his 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 "atashi", such as when she sees Gray strip for the first time. It's dropped entirely in the Funimation dub, though not without reason as the dubbers felt it would have made her sound arrogant rather than childish.
- 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.