Fairy Tail: Fairy Tail | Strongest Team (Natsu Dragneel | Lucy Heartfilia | Erza Scarlet) | Sirius Team (Juvia Lockser) | Founders | Other Members
Other Guilds: Official Guilds (Blue Pegasus | Lamia Scale | Saber Tooth) | Dark Guilds (Oración Seis | Grimoire Heart | Tartaros) | Crime Sorcière
Kingdoms and Regions: Kingdom of Fiore | Edolas | Alvarez Empire
Other Characters: Main Villains (Zeref) | Celestial Spirits | Dragons | Magic Council | Criminals | Others
Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-Offs
Main: Zero | 100 Years Quest
Other: Ice Trail | Blue Mistral | Fairy Girls | Gaiden | Happy's Heroic Adventure | City Hero
Anime: Series 1 | Series 2 | Series 3
Films: Phoenix Priestess | Dragon Cry
All spoilers regarding Fairy Tail and Fairy Tail Zero are unmarked. Examples pertaining to 100 Years Quest can be spoiler tagged if deemed necessary.
Celestial Spirits are beings from another world who are summoned specifically by celestial wizards such as Lucy using a set of magic keys (called Gatekeys) to summon them.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Each spirit bears at least a minor resemblance to what the constellation they're based on is supposed to represent.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: All spirits have their own unique personality quirks, but they almost always come through for their masters in a pinch.
- Honor Before Reason: Spirits can only be summoned per a pre-determined schedule with their contracted owner, and they follow it to the letter once set. This usually spells trouble for their owners, particularly Lucy, who all too often finds herself unable to summon particular spirits when their skills are most needed.
- Immortality: They can't be killed by a wizard's attack and can regenerate, but they can still feel pain. The only surefire way for a spirit to die is if they use up all of their magic in the human world and are unable to return.
- Nigh-Invulnerable: They can be hurt with conventional attacks, but they'll recover with little to no permanent scars. The only surefire way to kill a spirit is to make them stay in the human world longer than they're capable of, at which point they fade away and die.
- Out of Focus: Silver Key spirits in general, with Lucy's eventually vanishing from the manga. Despite being more common we see fewer Silver keys than the ultra rare Gold keys. Partly justified by the lower combat capabilities of Silver Keys and the dearth of Celestial Wizards in Earthland following the 7-year timeskip.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The Twelve Zodiac Spirits take the lion's share of screen-time due to being more useful in combat.
- Stellar Name: All spirits' names come from constellations and stars.
- Theme Naming: All spirits are named after their respective constellations; however, most if not all lesser spirits are actually just one of a species, and get their own names.
- Year Outside, Hour Inside: One day in the Celestial Spirit World is equal to three months in the human world. Unfortunately for Natsu and co., they are oblivious to this when they decide to take a break from their three-month training session for the Grand Magic Games.
Celestial Spirit King
Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto (Japanese), Cole Brown (English) note
The sovereign of the Celestial Spirit World, and the most powerful spirit of all. Though he may appear intimidating and stony-faced, he is not unjust and is extremely amicable to those he considers his friends and allies.
- Anti-Magic: Galaxia Blade, his most powerful ability, uses the pure light of the stars to break Mard Geer's Alegria curse on Fairy Tail.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: King of the Celestial Spirits, and the most powerful of them all.
- BFS: Wields an extremely powerful greatsword decorated with star imagery. Considering how huge he is, that just makes it even bigger.
- Badass Arm-Fold: Keeps his arms folded in a rather cool manner throughout his first appearance.
- Badass Cape: Accompanied by Dramatic Wind at all times.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's incredibly chummy with those he considers his friends and allies, but he will show no mercy to those who challenge him to battle, especially if they harmed said friends and allies.
- Cool Helmet: Wears a really nice-looking and intimidating horned helmet that is also decorated with fins and a upside-down star.
- Cool Sword: His BFS is richly decorated with star imagery, and is powerful enough to cut one of the most powerful dark guilds' traveling headquarters into several pieces.
- Dynamic Entry: Makes an epic entrance in the Tartaros arc when Lucy manages to summon him following Aquarius's sacrifice. He does this by slicing Tartaros's headquarters, Pluto's Grim, into pieces.
- Godzilla Threshold: Summoning him requires a celestial wizard to sacrifice of one golden key they hold a strong bond with, meaning that they can never be summoned again, at least until a new key reforms, but even then, it's up for grabs by any user. Therefore, summoning him is only considered as a very last resort.
- Large and in Charge: King of the Celestial Spirits and a huge giant that towers over everybody.
- Large Ham: Every sentence he utters is spoken with a booming, godlike authority. Not only that, but half the fandom fell over in their chairs when they first heard who was doing his voice.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: His decision to invite Lucy and her friends to party for a day in the Celestial Spirit World costs them their three months of training for the Grand Magic Games.
- Not so Above It All: He is introduced as a serious and stern figure, and he strikes an imposing image, but he is also prone to pranking, such as telling Lucy that the Celestial World was in danger of destruction when he was inviting her guildmates to a party. Then he posses with fans.
- Physical God: As the leader and mightiest of the Celestial Spirits with multiple powers seemingly unique to himself and of a higher tier than any other, it's hard to call him anything else.
- Power at a Price: It is possible to summon him, but the cost is that one must destroy a gold Gatekey with a spirit that the summoner has a strong connection to, meaning they can never be summoned or appear in the human world again. Fortunately, a new key will be reformed after one year, but it does not renew the spirit's contract, and where it appears is completely random, requiring the spirit's original owner to find it and form a new contract if they wish to use that spirit again.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's the king of the Celestial Spirits and a benevolent leader. Upon seeing Lucy's conviction in overturning the law that saw Leo banished for unintentionally killing his owner out of protection for Aries, the king relents and pardons Leo, allowing him to return to the spirit world.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He takes a bit of time to rip into Mard Geer's beliefs that Humans Are Insects and Virtue Is Weakness, chiding and even pitying the demon on some level for his inability to see the value of trust and friendship.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: A benevolent example; he has red eyes and shows no mercy to his or his friends' enemies, but is otherwise a quite jovial spirit towards his friends.
- The Rival: To Mard Geer of Tartaros. The two even take a moment to reminiscence about their prior meeting centuries ago before engaging in their battle to the death.
- Spellblade: He can use his magic sword to create powerful attacks that split entire oceans.
- Star Power: He draws power from the stars themselves to produce his attacks.
- Super Empowering: When Lucy sacrifices Aquarius' key to summon him, he grants her the ability to use her magic so she can finish off Jackal, and this in turn allows her to use Star Dress: Aquarius without possessing Aquarius' key anymore.
- Time Stands Still: In the anime, time stops for everything except Lucy and Loke when he appears in the human world.
Gold Keys of the Zodiac
There are twelve different types of golden Zodiac keys that can be used to summon one of the twelve spirits of the Zodiac, only one of each key existing in the world. Incidentally, all the gold keys introduced in the series come into Lucy's possession, with the exception of three, which are in the possession of Yukino Agria.
Aries the Ram
Voiced by: Sayaka Narita (Japanese), Didi Archillanote (English) note
Aries is a meek spirit who can conjure fluffy pink clouds of wool in battle. Her original master was the abusive Karen Lilica until Angel killed Karen and took her key as the spoils of battle. After Angel is defeated, Aries comes into Lucy's possession.
- Animal Gender-Bender: She represents the astrological sign of the ram, which is a male sheep.
- Apologetic Attacker: She apologizes to her opponents before wool-bombing them, which doesn't even hurt them anyway.
- Apologizes a Lot: "I'm sorry" is her Catchphrase, even in battle.
- Badass Adorable: She can send any opponent into submission with her wool, and apologizes every time.
- Break the Cutie: Her first two owners were extremely unkind to her: Karen wasn't above using her as a living shield, and even threatened to beat her; Angel, meanwhile, pits her against her dear friend Leo, knowing it would be hard on them both. Thankfully, she recovers nicely once she contracts Lucy.
- Catchphrase: "Sumimasen!" ("I'm sorry!")
- Collared by Fashion: Wears a big poofy collar made of wool.
- D-Cup Distress: Her bust attracts far too much attention than a Shrinking Violet like her can handle.
- Extreme Doormat: She has been put through unspeakable abuse by Karen before meeting Lucy, going through it all without saying a word.
- Fighting Your Friend: Angel orders her to fight her friend Leo in the Nirvana arc. Due to their pride as celestial spirits, neither of them can refuse an order.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her clothes highlight her curves rather well.
- Head-Turning Beauty: The men around her go wild every time she's summoned, to her great embarrassment.
- Horned Humanoid: She is part ram, though it's odd considering female sheep don't grow horns.
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: She has this, much to her dismay.
- Impossibly-Low Neckline: She does her best to keep it covered.
- Minidress of Power: Her outfit is very revealing.
- Mundane Made Awesome: She uses Wool Magic which, given her opponents' reactions, seems to paralyze them with the sheer pleasure the softness of the wool produces.
- Reluctant Fanservice Girl: She's a Shrinking Violet who wears revealing clothes, which gives her a lot of unwanted male attention.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: She's far from cheerful, but she's still sweet and docile.
- She's Got Legs: We get to see them in full thanks to her short dress.
- Ship Tease: She gets quite a bit with Leo, who would often come to her rescue whenever Karen abused her.
- Shrinking Violet: She hates being the center of attention. Unfortunately for her, years of being abused by two horrible masters has made her scared of interacting with others.
- Sweet Sheep: Notably so. The Ram is traditionally characterized as an aggressive animal, but here Aries is an adorable, kind, docile young woman.
Taurus the Golden Bull
Voiced by: Eiji Sekiguchi (Japanese), Jeremy Inman (English) note
Taurus is a minotaur who possesses Herculean strength, but is also a total pervert who is constantly distracted by Lucy's hot body. He is the first of Lucy's Zodiac spirits who wasn't inherited from her mother.
- An Axe to Grind: His signature weapon is a giant, two-sided battle ax that can also block bullets.
- The Big Guy: His main asset that he provides to his summoner is when the situation requires a physically mighty individual.
- The Chew Toy: Nearly every time he's summoned, he's quickly knocked flat on his face for laughs.
- Chivalrous Pervert: His contract with Lucy essentially stipulates that as long as she stays hot, he'll gladly protect her sexy, sexy body. To that end, he summons himself to block an attack that Lucy couldn't have otherwise dealt with.
- Distracted by the Sexy: His biggest downfall half the time is when he stops mid-fight to admire Lucy's sexy body.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: In his own words, he's not a pervert; he's "just a fan of pretty ladies" or "faithful to his lust."
- Our Minotaurs Are Different: He is a minotaur, as is to be expected as a spirit of the bull zodiac sign.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He's pretty damn strong and can clear a room full of ordinary humans with ease. Unfortunately for him, the majority of the opponents Lucy faces are anything but ordinary humans.
- Signature Move: The anime gives him the ground-splitting "Fierce Moove" attack.
- Took a Level in Badass: After the Time Skip, when Lucy learns how to use Combination Attacks between her spirits, making him more effective in combat.
- Underwear of Power: The only thing he wears is a pair of trunks.
- Verbal Tic: He regularly inserts "moo"-related puns into practically everything he says.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: As mentioned, he never wears any clothes but Underwear of Power.
- The Worf Effect: He's Lucy's strongest spirit in terms of raw physical strength, and yet out of the dozen or so fights he has participated in, he has won exactly one fight against a relatively low-power enemy.
Gemini the Twins
Gemi voiced by: Yukiyo Fujii (Japanese), Heather Walker (English) note
Mini voiced by: Kanami Sato (Japanese), Michelle Rojas (English) note
Gemini are a pair of spirits who can mimic the appearance, powers, and thoughts of anyone they see. They are Angel's signature spirits and follow her orders without question until Lucy proves to be a more caring master.
- Combat Pragmatist: In the Nirvana arc, they weaponize Lucy's sexy body to catch Taurus off guard.
- Ditto Fighter: They can not only copy others' appearances, but their magic as well. They even make their own copies of Lucy's Gatekeys to use her spirits against her.
- The Dividual: They have their own names, but they're summoned as a single spirit.
- Early-Bird Cameo: They appeared on chapter cover pages well before their first real appearance.
- HeelFace Turn: They're sadistic and cruel at first, but once they copy Lucy and feel the love she has for all celestial spirits, they're so deeply moved that they can't bring themselves to kill her. They later show up after Angel's defeat to help her stop Nirvana before formally making a contract.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: The male Gemi is the one in black pants, while the female Mini is the one in orange.
- Love Redeems: The love they feel from Lucy far outweighs the love they felt from Angel (i.e., none at all), ultimately turning them against their owner.
- Necessary Drawback: They can only copy someone whose magic power is at the level of their summoner, meaning Lucy can't get Gemini to fight for her as monstrously powerful people like Erza or Laxus. When Lucy wears her Gemini Star Dress, however, she can effectively double Gemini's effectiveness.
- Power Perversion Potential: Lucy is their most common transformation, and they never waste an opportunity to show off what a hot body she has, either as a distraction or otherwise.
- Telepathy: They can read the minds of anyone they copy, but forget once they lose that transformation.
- Tender Tears: Lucy's unconditional love for her spirits moves Gemini to tears, which triggers their HeelFace Turn.
- Theme Twin Naming: Their separate names are Gemi and Mini, which spell "Gemini" when combined.
- Transformation Ray: Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest reveals they also have the ability to transform others, similar to their Eclipse Spirit forms, though they have limits (they used their powers to transform Natsu and the gang into small fish, but by the time they got to Wendy they only had enough power left to turn her into a jellyfish instead).
- Trickster Twins: They're quite mischievous given their ability to copy others, which they use to confuse or lure their opponents into traps.
- Verbal Tic: "Piri piri!"
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: They can copy up to two people at once. The only drawbacks to this are that they lose their oldest form for every new form they acquire, and they can't turn into anyone with a magic level higher than their owner's.
- Wonder Twin Powers: They're two beings who join together to copy a single person.
Cancer the Great Crab
Voiced by: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (Japanese), Will Short (English) note
Cancer is a cool hairstylist who wields scissors that can cut through virtually anything. He is one of Lucy's first spirits, inherited from her mother.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: His scissors can cut ordinary weapons to pieces. In the anime, however, they become dented when he tries using them on Kain Hikaru's bristly hair.
- Anime Hair: Has black and orange hair done up like crab claws.
- Cool Shades: They go with his slick personality, and is never seen without them.
- Dual Wielding: Holds a pair of scissors in each hand in place of crab claws.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: A magic hairstylist doesn't seem like much use in a fight, but he comes in handy when fighting against or alongside users of hair magic like Flare.
- Shear Menace: He uses his scissors for fighting as well as hairstyling.
- Spider Limbs: Has six crab legs sticking out from his back. However, they're never used for anything.
- Utility Magic: He's mainly summoned just to give characters an Important Haircut or a Hair Reboot.
- Verbal Tic: Despite being a crab spirit, Cancer ends his sentences with ebi, which means "shrimp".
- The Funimation dub changes this to "baby" to compliment his smooth persona.
Leo the Lion, a.k.a. Loke
Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (Japanese), Eric Vale (English) note
Leo is a playboy who is hardly ever seen outside the company of young ladies. Banished from the spirit world after accidentally causing the death of his past owner, Karen Lilica, Leo joins the Fairy Tail guild to spend his limited lifespan as a wizard named Loke. After Lucy overturns his sentence, he joins her as one of her most trusted spirit partners. In his spirit form, Loke wears the magic finger ring Regulus to clad his body in light.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: According to the anime, he's the leader of the Zodiac Spirits, which is fitting as he's the most powerful Celestial Spirit aside from the Celestial Spirit King.
- The Atoner: He has 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.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He wears a snazzy suit in his spirit form.
- Bishōnen: He fits 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.
- Brought Down to Badass: Loke is nowhere near as powerful as his spirit form during his exile from the spirit world, relying entirely on magic rings to fight, but he's still a competent wizard with them.
- Cat Boy: They're difficult to see, but his spirit form has pointed ears hidden in that Anime Hair.
- Chick Magnet: He's often seen with girls drooling over him.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He always has his sights on young women whenever he has the chance, but he's a genuinely nice and heroic guy.
- Cool Shades: He's almost always seen wearing sunglasses ever since his banishment.
- Determinator: He has survived for three years in the human world with his own strength. To add perspective, Lucy initially believes that even one year is out of the question, and just one week outside the Celestial Spirit World is considered torture for 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 exiled from the Celestial Spirit World for inadvertently causing Karen's death by refusing to un-summon himself for three months, leaving her too fatigued to defend herself on a mission. Lucy vindicates 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.
- Fantastic Racism: Subverted. He appears to be afraid of celestial wizards early on in the series, and starts avoiding Lucy when he learns that she is one. It later turns out that he is a spirit who suffers from the guilt of killing his owner, and has no trouble flirting with Lucy once she helps him overcome it.
- Heroic BSoD: He falls into a major one when he gets banished from the Celestial Spirit world.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Following Karen's death and his banishment from the Celestial Spirit world, Loke blames himself for everything that had happened.
- King of Beasts: He is the lion spirit and (in the anime) the leader of the Zodiac Spirits.
- Knight in Shining Armor: He describes himself as this to Lucy, pulling multiple Big Damn Heroes moments for her sake across the series.
- Light 'em Up: His ring, Regulus, gives him the power of light magic.
- Light Is Good: Uses light magic, and is Lucy's most trusted spirit advisor.
- Meaningful Name: "Regulus" is the brightest star in the Leo constellation.
- Murder by Inaction: This is how he views his role in Karen's demise. By summoning himself under his own power and refusing to do anything for her, Karen was unable to defend herself on a job and was killed.
- My Greatest Failure: He inadvertently caused the death of his previous owner, Karen Lilica, which led to his exile from the spirit world. Being a total Jerkass, Karen's arrogance proved to be her Fatal Flaw, while Leo was simply sticking up for himself and Aries.
- Not Quite the Right Thing: While well-intentioned, his decision to stay in the human world until Karen relinquishes her contracts with him and Aries results in her trying to go on a job with Leo unwilling to help her and her being unable to summon another spirit, leading to her death, Leo being banished from the Spirit World, and Aries' key ending up in Angel's hands.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Loke is such a calm yet shameless flirt that when he suddenly tries driving his girlfriends away or raising his voice, his friends realize it's an indicator that he knows something is seriously wrong.
- The Power of Love: He claims this to be the reason he can summon himself to help Lucy even when she doesn't call him.
- The Promise: He made an off-screen promise with Gray that he'd be his partner for the S-Class promotion exam, and temporarily nullifies his contract with Lucy to fulfill this.
- Ring of Power: Regulus allows him to perform Light Magic. He also uses regular Ring Magic before becoming one of Lucy's spirits.
- Ship Tease: He flirts quite constantly with Lucy once he overcomes his guilt over killing Karen. Also gets some with Aries due to their mutual history as Karen's spirits and his protective nature towards her.
- Shonen Hair: His spirit form has longer, spikier hair resembling a lion's mane.
- Significant Anagram: "Loke" is an anagram of "Leo" with the letter "K" added.
- Your Days Are Numbered: Being cut off from the spirit world only gives him so much time to live before he runs out of power and disappears forever. Once he returns, however, he makes a full recovery.
Virgo the Maiden
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese) Terri Doty (English) note
Virgo is a masochistic maid who can burrow underground and manipulate earth, making her one of Lucy's top combat-ready spirits. Originally owned by Duke Everlue, she makes a new contract with Lucy after the duke is arrested.
- Brawn Hilda: Under Everlue's ownership, her appearance can best be described as a shaved gorilla with pink twintails.
- Catchphrase: "Are you going to punish me?"
- Chained by Fashion: She wears chains around her wrists.
- The Comically Serious: She maintains an stoic demeanor even in the most outlandish situations.
- Dishing Out Dirt: She specializes in Earth Magic, specifically Diver, to burrow underground and manipulate earth.
- Disproportionate Retribution: She pretty much asks to be punished by Lucy over everything, even when she does something right.
- Emotionless Girl: She never emotes and only asks her master what to do and if she should be punished.
- Fan Disservice: Under Everlue's control, she wears an outfit that would be quite titillating if she wasn't a such a Gonk.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: She appears in whatever form she thinks will please her master most. In the case of Duke Everlue, it was a fat gorilla maid. In the case of Lucy, it's a more traditional Meido.
- Gonk: Under Duke Everlue, whose tastes she is under contract to emulate, she takes a form resembling a giant gorilla woman.
- HeelFace Turn: She was originally under the command of the unscrupulous Duke Everlue and had to obey his orders. Once he was imprisoned, that voided her contract and she sought to be under the command of Lucy.
- House Fey: She works primarily as a maid for her contracted owners.
- Meido She wears a maid outfit in most of her appearances.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's already quite beautiful under Lucy even in her maid outfit, but then there's the scenes where she comes in wearing nothing but a bikini and showing off what a sexy body she has.
- Ninja Maid: She possess great magical prowess, which she uses skillfully in close unarmed combat. For bonus points, she used to be an actual bodyguard.
- Reflectionless Useless Eyes: Her eyes lack shine, highlighting her otherworldly nature as a spirit.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: She's not at all cheery and sweet, but she's still polite and docile.
- Too Kinky to Torture: She asks to be punished all the time. The only time Lucy ever punishes her, she looks like she enjoys it.
- Tunnel King: A female example. Her main ability, Diver, allows Virgo to travel underground as simply as swimming in water. With this spell, Virgo can create holes to either trap someone or utilize as an escape method.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: She adapts her looks to her owner's taste, though not for much else.
- Walking Swimsuit Scene: Occasionally pops in wearing nothing but a bikini. When questioned on it at one point, she pretty much admits she does it to spice things up a bit.
Libra the Scales
Voiced by: Saori Goto (Japanese); Krishna Smitha [eps. 164-182], Marissa Lenti [since ep. 204] (English)
Libra is a belly dancer who wields balance plates that can alter the gravity of any target. She is owned by Yukino.
- Accent Adaptation: She has an Indian accent in the English dub.
- Bare Your Midriff: To go with her Belly Dancer motif.
- Belly Dancer: Wears a skimpy outfit and uses her magic while dancing.
- Cool Mask: Covers the lower half of her face with a veil.
- Gravity Master: By raising and lowering her balances, she can raise a person's gravity to immobilize them, or lower it to send them flying. She can also change a person's direction of gravity in the anime.
- Ms. Fanservice: The guys go wild over her when she comes out in the anime.
- Out of Focus: By virtue of being contracted to a supporting character, she and Pisces have much less screen time than the others.
- The Silent Bob: She hardly talks at all, and while she does have more lines in the anime, they're often very short or state the obvious.
- The Stoic: Rarely talks and is always serene, and obeys Yukino without question.
Scorpio the Scorpion
Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (Japanese); Andrew Chandler [2009 and 2014 series], Kyle Phillips [2018 series onwards] (English) note
Scorpio is a spirit with a tail-shaped cannon on his back that can shoot blasts of sand. He is also Aquarius' boyfriend. He is initially owned by Angel until he decides Lucy would make a much better master.
- Ambiguously Brown: He has dark-colored skin in the anime, making it hard to pin down what ethnicity he's supposed to be.
- Badass Longcoat: He switches his usual outfit for a trench coat for the Grand Magic Games after the Time Skip, though it's dropped entirely later on, and totally Adapted Out in the anime.
- BFG: His main weapon is a cannon shaped and positioned like a scorpion's tail that fires sand.
- Collared by Fashion: Wears a flower-shaped collar that is red and trimmed with gold around his neck.
- Exotic Eye Designs: The bottom of his eyes have triangular "cuts" that extend down his cheeks.
- Friendly Enemy: Despite being owned by one of Lucy's cruelest enemies at first, he's pretty friendly with Lucy for being his girlfriend's owner, and leaves to take Aquarius out to dinner in the middle of their battle, even though this robs Lucy of her trump card and nearly gets her killed.
- Gratuitous English: His Verbal Tic in Japanese is "We are! Yeah!"
- HeelFace Turn: He's one of Angel's spirits, but ends up with Lucy after hearing good things about her.
- Official Couple: He's Aquarius's often-mentioned boyfriend.
- Perma-Stubble: He has hair on the very tip of his chin, which is present across the anime after he loses it in the manga.
- Sand Blaster: He shoots huge streams of sand out of his tail cannon.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: He's the only one who can turn his girlfriend into a pile of sappy mush.
- Spell My Name with an S: His Japanese name is actually just "Scorpion".
- Verbal Tic: He seems very fond of the phrase "We are!", which is changed to "Yee-hah!" in the English manga, and "Wicked!" in the anime dub.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He wears no shirt except for the collar around his neck. The only time he wears a shirt is when he wears a trench coat in the manga.
Sagittarius the Man-Horse
Voiced by: Masaki Kawanabe (Japanese), Wilbur Penn (English) note
Sagittarius is a master bowman in a horse costume who never misses his target. His key is given to Lucy by the natives of Galuna Island as a reward for helping them.
- Archer Archetype: He is straight-faced, Literal-Minded, and calculated in a fight.
- Butt-Monkey: He doesn't get it as bad as Taurus, but there's rarely a time when he gets summoned without getting taken out of commission or being generally useless.
- The Comically Serious: The guy wears a ridiculous outfit and, in the English dub, says equally ridiculous phrases with a completely straight face.
- Expressive Mask: The head part of his costume changes its expressions according to the situation.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: He can hit any target no matter what their size or how far away they are, even shooting a sniper's bullets in midair.
- Literal-Minded: When asked if he can produce fire for Natsu, he states that he cannot. Only later does he realize that the issue at hand was if "fire could be produced", and proceeds to blow up some nearby machinery with his arrows.
- Our Centaurs Are Different: Before he's summoned for the first time, Gray pictures the half-man, half-horse spirit to look like a guy with a horse's head, while Lucy just laughs it off. Turns out Gray's speculation wasn't far off the mark.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: There exist a multitude of firearms in the series, both magical and ordinary, but he sticks with his bow and arrow.
- Verbal Tic: "Moshi, moshi!" (Hello, hello), which the Funimation dub changes to a multitude of weird-sounding greetings, goodbyes, and conjunctions. ("Yes sir-ee!" "See you later, alligator.")
Capricorn the Goat
Voiced by: Takaya Kuroda (Japanese), Michael Johnson (English)
Capricorn is a goat-like man who looks and acts like a butler. He was meant to be inherited by Lucy from her mother along with Aquarius and Cancer, but due to certain complications with his interim owner Zoldio, his key doesn't come into Lucy's possession for 17 years.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Always wears a suit of some sort, and is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant.
- Bare Your Midriff: He wears this suit while possessed by Zoldio.
- Battle Butler: His fancy tailcoat and expert hand-to-hand combat abilities give something to this effect.
- Brutal Honesty: In the anime, he seems reluctant to say something to Lucy, but she tells him not to worry about being honest. He proceeds to bring up quite a few issues with her weight when he was carrying her in his arms.
- Cool Shades: He's never seen without them. As it turns out and revealed by Lucy's Star Dress form utilizing his powers, the shades actually protect him from vision-based magics.
- Cultured Badass: He can kick ass in a fight, but remains servile and refined at all times. He even has a fondness of poetry in the anime, reciting one of his self-written poems to Lucy.
- Declaration of Protection: He personally swore an oath to Layla that he would protect her daughter, Lucy. He finally manages to uphold that promise after 17 years of being possessed by someone who tried to kill her.
- The Dog Bites Back: He lays the deciding blow on Zoldio after he Body Surfs into Loke, who gave him his Regulus for this purpose. He also gets a hit in on Hades, Zoldio's master, during Fairy Tail's last assault in their battle.
- FaceHeel Turn: Subverted. He initially appears to be a rogue celestial spirit when he debuts among Grimoire Heart's Seven Kin of Purgatory, but it turns out he simply fell victim to a Body Snatcher.
- Horned Humanoid: As a goat man, he naturally has goat horns as well.
- The Mentor: Becomes one for Lucy after coming under her possession, helping her train for the Grand Magic Games and learn more about her magic.
- Non-Indicative Name: He is called the "Sea Goat" in the Funimation dub as his Zodiac sign is often affiliated with, yet his powers have nothing to do with water.
- The Stoic: He always remains calm and composed, except when possessed by Zoldio as a member of Grimoire Heart.
- Undying Loyalty: To Layla Heartfilia, and then to her daughter Lucy. In fact, when Leo asks him if he will give his loyalty to Lucy, he says he can't because it already belongs to her.
- Verbal Tic: He uses the Japanese pronoun "Meh", which is also the sound of a goat's bleating. This is changed to him uttering the word "Bah!" in Kodansha's manga, while the anime dub occasionally has him make bleating noises while using words such as "baaah-ttle".
Aquarius the Water Bearer
Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (Japanese), Jessica Cavanagh (English) note
Aquarius is a mermaid who carries an urn filled with a limitless supply of water. She is one of the spirits Lucy inherited from her mother Layla, but hates her new owner's guts and often attacks her instead of her intended targets. Whenever Aquarius shows up, someone's usually bound to get hurt badly.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Aquarius is still a major Jerk with a Heart of Gold in the anime, but she gets a few more Pet the Dog moments towards Lucy, especially in the Eclipse Celestial Spirit arc, which tones down her harsh attitude significantly.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: She is Lucy's very first spirit, but has no problem mocking, berating, and attacking her owner. But then comes her Heroic Sacrifice in the Tartaros arc, and it's clear that both are deeply pained over potentially never seeing each other again.
- Beat The Curse Out of Her: Her strategy to return yokai-Lucy back to normal, as she slaps her repeatedly across the face. Eventually, after one sound spank to Lucy's behind (combined with Aquarius forcibly jogging Lucy's memories), the transformation is fully reversed.
- The Bus Came Back: By sacrificing Aquarius's key to summon the Celestial Spirit King, she completely severs her connection to the human world. A new key eventually forms somewhere in Earth-land one year later, allowing her to return briefly in the Alvarez Empire arc before going away again. By the time of 100 Years Quest, Lucy vows to find her key and reunite with her for good.
- She shows up again when she appears in Elentir (due to nature of the world not requiring keys to summon Spirits) to help Natsu deal with a transformed and brainwashed Lucy.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: While she does manage to counter her initial attack, yokai-Lucy proves to be little match for Aquarius, who proceeds to smack her senseless, before using her magic to remind Lucy of the memories she suppressed.
- Disproportionate Retribution: She subjects Lucy to physical punishment for something as small as summoning her in a puddle.
- Does Not Like Men: Inverted. She doesn't like being around women (with a few exceptions), and would much rather spend her time with her boyfriend.
- Elemental Baggage: Played with. Lucy can't summon her without an existing body of water, no matter how big or small it is, but Aquarius can generate as much water as she needs once summoned from her urn, though she also controls existing water.
- Freudian Excuse: Her attitude towards Lucy is largely because she would frequently summon her because she didn't have any friends in the past, and always viewed her as a crybaby even long after she grew out of it.
- Heroic BSoD: She has a major one when Layla sacrifices her life to open Eclipse. Although she keeps going, it becomes clear from this point forward that she has never gotten over what happened to Layla.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the Tartaros arc, she convinces Lucy to summon the Celestial King by destroying her key. Although this doesn't kill Aquarius, she and Lucy are completely cut off from each other. She returns one year later in the Alvarez Empire arc when her key is restored, but her old contract with Lucy has been voided and she isn't allowed to tell Lucy where her key is, meaning Lucy has to find it before they are permanently reunited.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Right before Lucy sacrifices her key, Aquarius tells her she'd be relieved if they never saw each other again, all while trying and failing to deny how heartbroken she actually is.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although she can be an ill-tempered bitch, her actions in the Alvarez Empire arc show that she truly loves Lucy just like the other spirits.
- Loophole Abuse: Because Celestial Spirits can manifest in Elentir without the need for keys, Aquarius is able to come to a transformed Lucy's rescue, and turn her back to normal, before expressing her desire to remain to help them, despite technically not being contracted to Lucy.
- Making a Splash: The urn she carries contains a bottomless supply of water, which can unleash tidal waves, whirlpools, and other aquatic hazards on her enemies, often washing Lucy away with it.
- Odd Friendship: With Juvia, a fellow water magic user, whom she hits it off very well with during Fairy Tail's stay in the Celestial Spirit World.
- Official Couple: Scorpio is her boyfriend.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: She'll usually abandon Lucy at the quickest opportunity, but during the Tartaros arc, when Lucy's life is in clear danger without any of her guildmates to help her, the worst she does to Lucy is call her an idiot for overexerting her magic power to summon her, and she is fiercely protective of her against her opponents.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: She takes the form of a mermaid, but she rarely appears submerged in water and always floats in midair.
- Pet the Dog: Despite being a candidate for biggest Jerk with a Heart of Gold in the series, she has her moments:
- She is among the rest of Lucy's spirits who agree with her that Leo shouldn't sacrifice his life for a reason they believe not to be right.
- The anime gives her even more Pet the Dog moments: in the Edolas arc, she cries out for Lucy's safety as Hughes attacks her; she looks after Lucy when she exhausts herself to summon all of her spirits at once to do favors for them; and at the end of the Eclipse Celestial Spirit arc, she feels ashamed that she can't remember the grief she caused Lucy in her Eclipse form.
- Reflectionless Useless Eyes: Her eyes lack any shine, emphasizing she's a spirit.
- Running Gag: She often abandons Lucy to go on dates with her boyfriend.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Scorpio, completely clashing with her usual angry Jerk with a Heart of Gold persona.
- Spanner in the Works: Her sudden appearance in Elentir, and her managing to help turn the yokai transformed Lucy and Wendy back to normal, puts an abrupt end to Selene's plan to force Natsu and Gray to fight them for her amusement.
- Token Evil Teammate: Well, more mean than actually evil. Aquarius is the only one of Lucy's spirits who harbors any animosity towards her under the same contract, and even willingly attacks her.
- Tsundere: While she's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold towards everyone, especially Lucy, but shows a sickeningly sweeter side around her boyfriend, Scorpio. Later, right before Lucy breaks her key, Aquarius claims she always hated Lucy for being such a naive, crybaby little brat, but admits to herself that never being able to see her again makes her feel sad.
- Undying Loyalty: To the late Layla Heartfilia. The main reason she's always upset with Lucy is because she is stuck in a Heroic BSoD over Layla's death and felt her daughter could never hold a candle to her.
- Unfriendly Fire: Not just because she's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold around Lucy; her power is inherently just so destructive that it washes Lucy away with her enemies as well, though according to Aquarius, it's the other way around.
- Water Is Womanly: The Celestial Spirit Aquarius, a constellation traditionally depicted as male, is here a beautiful mermaid with flowing blue hair who wields an urn of limitless water. However, instead of being calm and nurturing, she's abrasive and unfriendly.
- With Friends Like These...: Despite being one of Lucy's trusted spirit companions, she deeply resents her. In fact, not only does she have no trouble attacking Lucy, but she even abandons her for a date with Scorpio at times when she's most needed.
- Woman Scorned: In the anime, she and Scorpio begin having relationship issues after she catches him going out with other female spirits behind her back.
Mother Pisces voiced by: Kanami Sato (Japanese), Stephanie Young (English)
Child Pisces voiced by: Shohei Kajikawa (Japanese), Justin Pate (English)
Pisces are a pair of giant fish who attack their target in tandem. Their true forms are those of a human mother and child. They are one of Yukino's signature spirits.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: They're giant koi fish who could easily swallow a person whole at full size.
- Badass Family: They consist of an Action Mom and her equally skilled Momma's Boy.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: Yukino only calls them in their human form whenever she needs to "eliminate" someone. The one time she uses them for this purpose in battle, they're rendered virtually useless when their opponent floods the room with water.
- Combination Attack: The anime gives them an attack that fires a concentrated stream of water when they combine their powers.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: The son has dark skin and silver hair in his human form.
- The Dividual: Similar to Gemini, both fish are summoned togehter as a single spirit.
- Kick Chick: The mother is able to kick with water.
- Legendary Carp: They typically take the form of giant koi fish, and they can magically shapeshift into human form for even greater power.
- Making a Splash: In an inverse situation from Aquarius, Pisces's human forms can create and manipulate water without the need of an external source. However, they're completely useless when surrounded by
- Momma's Boy: The son is fiercely loyal to his "Mama". He also calls Yukino his "Mama", much to his real mother's amusement.
- Navel-Deep Neckline: The mother's human outfit has a huge gap under the neck that shows almost her entire torso.
- Prongs of Poseidon: The son carries a trident shaped like the Pisces zodiac symbol in the manga, though it's changed to a kind of dull-bladed spear in the anime.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: The son wears no shirt in his human form.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Ironically for fish spirits, they're at their weakest form when submerged in water.
Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer
Ophiuchus is a massive, snake-like spirit who is regarded as the thirteenth Zodiac spirit, more powerful than the other twelve. It is owned by Yukino as her ultimate spirit.
- 13 Is Unlucky: This trope is outright stated by Yukino when she summons it to fight Kagura.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: It's a serpent large enough to fit inside the already massive Doms Frau arena.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Despite being Yukino's strongest spirit, it is never seen again after the Grand Magic games arc in the manga, although its Eclipse forms shows up in the anime-original Eclipse Spirits arc.
- Informed Ability: It's rumored as the most powerful Zodiac spirit, and is only summoned by Yukino as a last resort, yet Kagura takes it down with a single Sheath Strike before it can do the rumors justice.
- Non-Indicative Name: Gray lampshades that the "Serpent Bearer" spirit is an actual serpent.
- One Extra Member: The thirteenth of the twelve Zodiac spirits.
- Out of Focus: The most of any spirit as it only appears once in the manga before disappearing completely.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: It takes the form of a giant snake, and is the most monstrous of all the spirits.
- The Worf Effect: Ophiuchus is quickly offed in a display of extreme power from Kagura simply to drive the point home that Saber Tooth isn't the only new guild Fairy Tail has to overcome during the Grand Magic Games.
Spirits who are summoned using common silver keys are not typically summoned for combat purposes, but are rather done for casual reasons.
Nikora spirits are an incredibly common and adorable breed of "dog" spirit representing Canis Minor. They take a minimal amount of effort to summon, making them ideal pets.
- Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": They don't look remotely anything like dogs, yet that's what they're said to be.
- Cartoon Creature: Even though they're called dogs, characters still debate what kind of creature they are.
- Meaningful Name: William Flanagan, the translator for the English manga releases, believed "Nikora" to be a reference to 18th century astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, who discovered and named 14 different constellations (ironically, Canis Minor was not one of them).
- Spell My Name with an S: The species is called "Nicola" in the dub.
- The Unintelligible: They can only speak through body language and saying "Puun puun!" For some reason, Natsu can understand Plue perfectly.
Voiced by: Saori Goto (Japanese); Majken Bullard [2011-2012], Monica Rial [2013-2021] (English) note
Plue is a Nikora spirit owned by Lucy, named for his constant tremblingnote . He sure looks familiar...
- Advertised Extra: Plue shows up a bit in certain openings, but isn't much more than a glorified cameo from a familiar character. Although he does gets more screen time than other Silver Celestial spirits.
- Animal Jingoism: Averted. Plue gets along well with Happy, who is terrified of most dogs, with Plue being the sole exception because he looks nothing like one.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Although his importance in the overall plot is virtually non-existent, he's a key figure in kickstarting Natsu and Lucy's friendship. For one, Lucy bumps into Natsu while shopping for his Gatekey, and later, he's the one who suggests that Natsu and Lucy form a team.
- Team Pet: Not to as big of a degree as Happy, but seeing how Lucy actually keeps him as a pet, he counts.
Horologium the Time Piece
Voiced by: Masaki Kawanabe (Japanese), Ben Bryant (English) note
Horologium is a talking grandfather clock who Lucy tends to summon to use as shelter from hazardous environments.
- Animate Inanimate Object: He is literally a grandfather clock with arms, feet, and a face.
- Big Damn Heroes: Horologium wears this trope like a hat. He saves Lucy from the collapsing Nirvana and being sucked through the Anima above Magnolia, Wendy from being vaporized by Hades, Arcadios from sinking into a pool of lava, and Natsu, Lucy and Happy from being trapped in another dimension by the Spriggan 12's Jacob.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He's introduced as a convenient way of getting around, he becomes very handy in saving his master and her friends' lives throughout the series.
- Nigh-Invulnerable: Moreso than other spirits, since he is specifically a defensive spirit that can hide others inside of his body. He has been shown to protect people from inter-dimensional magic, falling rocks, a One-Hit KO spell, lava, and cold weather.
- Voice for the Voiceless: Since the inside of his body is a Sound Proof Booth, he is required to repeat whatever people inside him are saying to everyone else. He even goes so far as to convey their moods in the English dub.
Lyra the Harp
Voiced by: Megumi Nakajima (Japanese), Kristin Sutton (English) note
Lyra is a spirit who is typically summoned for her soothing singing voice.
- Blush Sticker: Her cheeks always have round pink blush marks.
- Cat Smile: Has this as her default expression.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Vanishes from the manga after the Grand Magic Games arc, although she's gets a few cameos in the anime-original Eclipse Spirits arc.
- The Empath: Her songs reflect what those around her feel at the given moment.
- Genki Girl: She is a very happy and energetic spirit.
- Harp of Femininity: She is named after the celestial harp.
- Ms. Exposition: She explains the effects of Moon Drip when Fairy Tail is on Galuna Island, which is about the only plot-relevant thing she does.
- No Pronunciation Guide: The constellation Lyra is typically pronounced "LYE-rah", yet her name is "LEE-rah" in the Japanese and English dubs.
- Out of Focus: Like most Silver key spirits. She only comes out when Lucy wants music which isn't that frequent.
Crux the Southern Cross
Voiced by: Masafumi Kimura (Japanese), Bill Flynn (English) note
Crux is an old spirit with a cross-shaped head. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of celestial spirits and their owners, which he obtains whenever he's asleep.
- Accent Adaptation: He has a Southern accent in the English dub. Fitting for the Southern Cross spirit.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Vanishes from the manga after the Grand Magic games arc, although he plays a minor role in the anime-original Eclipse Spirits arc.
- Cool Old Guy: He's always helpful to Lucy.
- Eyes Always Shut: Unless he screams.
- Jump Scare: In-Universe; anyone besides Lucy gets scared silly whenever he screams.
- Mr. Exposition: Lucy always turns to him whenever she needs info on the history of celestial magic.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: He's able to relay his findings on Eclipse through Lucy's mind from the Celestial Spirit World in the Grand Magic Games arc. However, he's never seen doing this beforehand, and only makes it seem like Lucy's under a trance.
- Out of Focus: Like most Silver key spirits, except when exposition is called for.
- The Scream: When he finds what he's looking for, he awakens with a startling scream.
- Senior Sleep-Cycle: Only Lucy can tell when he's looking for information or is actually asleep.
- Snot Bubble: It appears as an indicator that he's actually asleep, not searching for info.
Caelum the Chisel
Caelum is a mechanical orb that is used as a weapon. It is one of Angel's contracted spirits.
- Energy Weapon: In its cannon form, Caelum can launch powerful blasts of energy that pierce right through Loke and Aries.
- HeelFace Turn: In the anime, Caelum deliberately misses Lucy when Angel tries shooting her during her second wind.
- Living Weapon: It acts primarily as a weapon, but it has a mind of its own like any other spirit, to the point it refuses to kill Lucy with its last attack and deliberately misses Angel's shot.Angel: It missed...? Traitor!
- Morph Weapon: It can alternate between a chisel-shaped blade weapon and a high-tech energy cannon.
- No Pronunciation Guide: The normal English pronunciation is "SEE-lum", and yet the Japanese and English versions pronounce its name as "KYE-lum"
Pyxis the Compass
Voiced by: Mary Morgan (English)
Pyxis is a bird with a compass on its head, which is useful for navigating complex areas.
- The Bus Came Back: Pyxis makes a surprise return in Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest during the Labyrinth Arc, where Lucy intends to use it to pinpoint the locations of the Dogra Cores. Unfortunately for them both, Selene plainly tells them she already knows where they are and can drop them practically right next to them, causing both master and spirit to go into the Corner of Woe.
- Corner of Woe: This happens as a result of being told that it's not needed.
- Funny Animal: It's more of a humanoid bird than an actual bird in appearance, complete with Feather Fingers.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: The anime thoroughly expands the Sky Labyrinth challenge by adding an area that screws with Erza's compass, giving Pyxis the chance to show why it's more useful than any ordinary compass with its superior sense of direction.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: In the manga, Pyxis is really no more useful than a regular compass, especially if someone in need of a compass already has one. However, the anime lets it demonstrate that Heart Is an Awesome Power, showing that it can tell any direction when a regular compass faces magnetic interference.