Fairy Tail: Fairy Tail | Natsu Dragneel | Strongest Team | Sirius Team | 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 | 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.
Earth Land is often filled with criminals of all kinds, most of which include wizards.
Galuna Island harbors a cult of wizards, most of whom are former members of the Lamia Scale guild. Headed by "Reitei"note Lyon Vastia with Sherry, Yûka, and Toby as his subordinates, their goal is to unseal the demon Deliora so that Lyon can slay it himself. Once the faction realize the error of their ways, they rejoin Lamia Scale with Lyon as its newest member.
- All for Nothing: Three years of attempting to revive Deliora were rendered completely moot when it was discovered that Ur actually killed the demon.
- Anti-Villain: Sherry, Yûka, and Toby lost their families to Deliora, and joined Lyon to resurrect the demon just so he could kill it in revenge, uncaring of the suffering their actions inflicted on the villagers of Galuna Island. They straighten out their act afterwards, however.
- Canis Latinicus: Their Moon Drip chant consists of ominous, foreign-sounding jibberish.
- Easily Forgiven: Fairy Tail forgives Lyon and his former Quirky Miniboss Squad for what they did following the Oración Seis's demise.
- Freudian Excuse: Lyon's Quirky Miniboss Squad lost their families to Deliora, and help Lyon release the demon so he can kill it and avenge them.
- HeelFace Turn: Although Lyon, Sherry, Yûka, and Toby serve as antagonists on Galuna Island, they clean up their act in the end once they are freed of their obsession.
- Must Make Amends: In the anime, Sherry and Yûka return to the village for "payback" after Lyon's plans have been undermined. When Erza takes them out, they reveal they came so the villagers to get payback against them for causing years of suffering on their island.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: Sherry, Yûka, and Toby serve as Lyon's minions on Galuna Island.
- Revenge Before Reason: They've become so consumed with hatred for Deliora that they're willing to kill innocent villagers just for their vague resemblance to the demon.
- Those Who Fight Monsters: Lyon and his Quirky Miniboss Squad has no qualms with killing the demon villagers of Galuna Island for their resemblance to Deliora, even when they're believed to be humans stuck in the forms of demons.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Sherry, Yûka, and Toby defect from Lamia Scale so they can help Lyon defeat Deliora and avenge their families' deaths, but they cross the line by trying to kill the villagers on Galuna Island for their demonic appearance, and for hiring Fairy Tail to stop them.
Zalty (Ultear Milkovich)
Voiced by: Seiro Ogino (Japanese), Mark Stoddard (English)
A mysterious masked wizard who cooperates with Lyon in trying to revive Deliora. Unknown to Lyon's faction, he's actually Ultear Milkovich in disguise, who seeks to use Deliora to fulfill her own ends.
- Anti-Climactic Unmasking: Subverted. He takes off his mask to reveal a fairly unremarkable old guy's face. This is before his entire body transfigures into that of a young woman who happens to be one of the series' most prominent recurring characters.
- Cool Mask: He hides his face behind a tribal mask. However, it's completely superficial seeing how the face behind it is simply transformed.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Lampshaded by Natsu, who is sorely let down by the fact that he's just another villain who wants power for the sake of it. It's eventually subverted when we find out who Zalty really is and what "his" reasons are.
- The Starscream: He feigns loyalty to Lyon just to seize control of Deliora for himself once their Moon Drip ritual is complete.
- Sue Donym: A unique case that's exclusive to the name's Japanese spelling, Zaruti, which is similar to that of "Ultear", Urutia. The only differences are the katakana "za" (ザ), which looks somewhat similar to the kana "u" (ウ), and the dropped "a" kana at the end.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: "He" is in fact Ultear, who shapeshifted into an old man in a bid to take control of Deliora. Natsu comes close to figuring out the truth when he catches a whiff of him wearing women's perfume, but comes to the Entertainingly Wrong conclusion that he's actually a male-to-female transexual.
- Time Master: He uses the Arc of Time, which lets him reverse the state of time of any non-human object.
Voiced by: Ryoko Ono (Japanese), Heather Walker (English)
A giant rat owned by Sherry, serving as her mount and companion on Galuna Island.
- Giant Flyer: She can spin her tail to fly despite her gargantuan size, giving Sherry and her team a convenient means of getting around the island.
- Loyal Animal Companion: She follows Sherry's every command, even if it means slaughtering a village of innocents.
- Rodents of Unusual Size: A 50-foot-tall flying rat.
- Team Pet: Serves as this for Lyon's cult on Galuna Island.
Tower of Heaven
The Tower of Heaven is a structure built by a cult of evil wizards for the purpose of resurrecting the black wizard Zeref. It is in this godforsaken place where Erza met several of her friends, including Jellal.
- All for Nothing: The cult's years of labor and kidnapping children for the sake of bringing Zeref Back from the Dead are revealed to be all for naught when Ultear gloats behind Jellal's back that Zeref never died to begin with.
- Childhood Friends: Erza met Jellal and all her other friends (Shô, Simon, Wally, and Millianna) in this place.
- Evil Former Friend: Jellal and the rest of Erza's old gang were once the closest thing she had to a family before joining Fairy Tail. Eight years later, they kidnap and attempt to sacrifice her to resurrect Zeref.
- Fat and Skinny: Before Jellal rose to power, the tower was run by a fat and skinny pair of Zeref cultists—named Buli and Gali in the anime credits—until they were brutally murdered by Jellal.
- HeelFace Turn: All of them (except Simon, who was Good All Along) end up turning to Fairy Tail's side as Jellal's manipulations come to light.
- Made a Slave: Everyone at the tower who isn't a part of the cult that runs it was subject to this. A fair number of characters such as Jellal, Erza, their friends, and Oración Seis were actually kids when they worked here.
- More Than Mind Control: Jellal quite easily turns Erza's friends against her by sending her away and telling everyone else she ditched them after she went Drunk with Power and tried leading them into a trap. He kept feeding them lies for the next eight years to ensure they remained faithful to him. The English dub tweaks things further by saying he used a spell to keep them from questioning him, but only after tricking them all the same (Simon resisted thanks to the Power of Trust).
- Non-Indicative Name: The "Tower of Heaven" (Rakuen no Tounote ) is anything but: it's a hellish nightmare of a place run by people who think they'll be creating their own "heaven" by resurrecting Zeref.
- One Degree of Separation: Not only did Erza, Jellal, and their friends originate from the Tower of Heaven, but so did Oración Seis (Brain was Jellal's Evil Mentor, while the rest were all child laborers). There are also a few other characters who are related to them: Wally and Hoteye/Richard are brothers, Simon is the older brother of Mermaid Heel's Kagura, and Angel/Sorano is the long-lost sister of Saber Tooth's Yukino.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: Everyone besides Jellal serves as his in the Tower of Heaven arc.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: They worship Zeref as a Dark Messiah who will create a paradise just for them by wiping out the entire world.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: A number of the slaves, including Erza's True Companions, are understandably messed up due to years of living in fear of torture and death, especially considering a number of them were child slaves.
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese), Greg Ayres (English)
A young man who views Erza as his older sister. He uses a form of Card Magic capable of sealing people within them.
- Anime Hair: He has spiky blond hair.
- Back for the Finale: He's among one of the countless wizards in the Continuity Cavalcade who lends his magic to power Lucy's Fairy Sphere and seal Acnologia.
- Big Sister Worship: He's not related to Erza by blood, but he is nonetheless inspired by her incredible display of power and leadership during their original insurrection, and always refers to her as "Nee-san".
- Cards of Power: His cards contain pocket dimensions that he can trap other people inside.
- Chekhov's Skill: He teaches his card sealing spell to Cana off-screen, which comes in handy in the Tartaros arc when she needs to perform a last-second rescue on her guild.
- Corrupt the Cutie: Years of being spoon-fed Jellal's lies have twisted his personality more than the rest of the children, to the point where Erza can hardly recognize him as the bright and sunny boy he used to be. While he gradually returns to his old, friendly self after learning the truth, he is left emotionally unstable and willing to kill Jellal for manipulating him and the others for a decade.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: One of the Q&A sections of the manga notes the problem with this trope since Shô and the others should've been inside the tower for most of the time (except when they kidnapped Erza). Lucy takes a guess and theorizes that Shô could've been working on the outer walls of the tower and spent so much time in the sun that his skin eventually tanned into its current color.
- Death Dealer: Shô's magic involves the use of cards, either as prison dimensions or projectiles. He is also fittingly introduced while disguised as a casino dealer.
- Declaration of Protection: Once he has his Heel Realization, his top priority becomes keeping Erza safe, even going so far as to trap her in a card to ensure it.
- Facial Markings: Has a snake-shaped tattoo on the left side of his chin.
- He Is All Grown Up: According to the Tartaros arc, Cana reportedly had a fling with a "hot tanned guy" who could use Card Magic.
- Heel Realization: After hearing Erza's side of Jellal's story about her "betrayal", and getting confirmation from Simon soon after, he is absolutely distraught to realize that he and the others were the ones who betrayed Erza.
- I'll Kill You!: He becomes frothing with rage when he learns Jellal has been tricking him, and runs off to kill him himself.
- Mood-Swinger: In the span of a single scene, he goes from glaring darkly at Erza for leaving them for dead at the Tower of Heaven, to warmly complimenting her lovely dress, to crying and hugging his dearly missed sister figure for the first time in eight years, to roaring furiously at her for "betraying" Jellal.
- Put on a Bus: He sets out to travel the world with Wally and Millianna after finally getting free of the tower and Jellal.
- Tears of Remorse: He completely breaks down in tears when he finds out Erza didn't truly betray him, asking himself how he couldn't believe in her like Simon could.
Voiced by: Yasuyuki Kase (Japanese); J. Michael Tatum, Kim Foster [child] (English)
A man with a deformed face who harbors feelings for Erza. He can shroud entire areas in pitch-black darkness with his magic, Dark Moment. He is also the older brother of Kagura Mikazuchi, the ace of Mermaid Heel.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: In the manga, his appearance is more brutish and his upper teeth could usually be seen over his metal jaw early on. The anime changed this (as well as his child appearance) into a more "scarred Bishōnen" type appearance.
- Art Evolution: His early appearances in the manga gives him a heavily disfigured, terrifying visage. Once he's revealed to have been Good All Along, however, his design shifts into something more friendly and appealing.
- Big Damn Heroes: He's the only one apart from Natsu, Erza, and Jellal still in the Tower of Heaven during the battle, allowing him to step in and save the heroes from a crazed Jellal's onslaught. Unfortunately, this ends up killing him.
- Casting a Shadow: His Dark Moment spell shrouds the entire area in pitch-black darkness. He also has night vision enabling him to see in the dark.
- Childhood Friend Romance: He has been in love with Erza since they were kids. Unfortunately, Erza had feelings for Jellal around the same time, and Simon knows it.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Simon uses Darkness Magic, yet turns out to have been Good All Along and is the first to switch to Fairy Tail's side.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: He dies in Erza's arms after shielding her from Jellal's Altairis spell.
- Dying Declaration of Love: Subverted in that he never openly confesses to Erza, and instead just thinks it to himself as he dies. However, his manner of death tells Erza volumes of how he truly felt.
- Everyone Can See It: All his friends knew about his crush on Erza, and encouraged him to confess. Tragically, he never had the opportunity.
- Face of a Thug: He is the scariest-looking of the group, but his role as a villain is only skin-deep as he's secretly on Fairy Tail's side long before the series even starts.
- Facial Horror: Simon lost an eye and the lower half of his jaw during the slave revolt. This is toned down significantly in the anime, but the manga clearly shows that he has that metal jaw for a reason.
- Gentle Giant: Despite being absolutely massive, he is a kind soul who only uses his bulk to shield others.
- Good All Along: After initially appearing to be one of Jellal's toadies, he reveals himself to be the only one of Erza's friends who never believed Jellal's lies of her betrayal, and merely faked being on Jellal's side to find a way to stop him. This also allows him to convince Shô to pull a HeelFace Turn, and he tells the others the truth after they try to kill Natsu themselves.
- Go Out with a Smile: He does his best to keep up a smile to Erza before succumbing to his wounds and dying from Jellal's attack. Later, his Historia smiles proudly at his sister after she cuts him down.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He shields Erza and Natsu from Jellal, sending Erza into a Heroic BSoD and Natsu into an Unstoppable Rage that ends with Jellal beaten once and for all.
- Interrupted Declaration of Love: He tries to confesses to Erza during the slave revolt. He gets blasted in the face while doing it.
- Killed Off for Real: He is notable for being the very first character to be definitively killed on-screen outside of flashbacks. His appearance as a Historia in the Alvarez Empire arc only serves to confirm his death.
- No Pronunciation Guide: His name is pronounced as "SEE-mon" in Japanese, though the Funimation dub calls him "SAI-mun".
- Reverse Mole: During his team's kidnapping operation of Erza, Simon spares Gray and allows Fairy Tail to come to the Tower of Heaven's doorstep to help defeat Jellal.
- Sacrificial Lion: He's one of the more prominent and developed characters introduced in the Tower of Heaven arc, and is the first character in the series to actually be killed by an Arc Villain.
- Taking the Bullet: He dies after shielding Erza and Natsu from Jellal's Altairis attack.
- Telepathy: Simon is able to communicate telepathically over distances through this.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: He is the kindest of Erza's friends, and his little sister, Kagura, thinks the world of him. His death at Jellal's hands causes them to develop a grudge against Jellal that persists for over seven years.
Voiced by: Kazuya Ichijo (Japanese); Chris Cason, Shelley Osterberger [child] (English)
A gunslinging man who uses Polygon Magic to separate his angular body into blocks. He talks, dresses, and acts like a 1920's gangster, as a gangster movie was the first thing he saw when he and the other slaves were freed.
- Accent Adaptation: He has a Bronx accent in the English dub to compliment his gangster-like appearance.
- Arm Cannon: The anime switches out his revolver in the manga with the ability to shapeshift his arm into a gun.
- Back for the Finale: He's among one of the countless wizards in the Continuity Cavalcade who lends his magic to power Lucy's Fairy Sphere and seal Acnologia.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He wears a sharp suit to match his ideal of a gangster.
- Catchphrase: "Dandy."
- Detachment Combat: His magic allows him to split up his body into blocks and launch them at enemies as projectiles.
- Fanboy: Ever since he saw a gangster movie lacrima as a child, he's been deeply obsessed with gangsters and modeled himself after the film's star.
- Fat and Skinny: He's the smaller and lankier sibling compared to the massive and bulky Richard/Hoteye.
- The Gunslinger: He carries a hand rifle in the manga, and an Arm Cannon in the anime, as his preferred method of elimination.
- The Nicknamer: He calls Natsu "boy" quite often.
- No Social Skills: He doesn't seem to know much about the real world besides what he has seen in movies. He also doesn't understand why a man got angry at Millianna for taking one of his food on a stick without paying.
- Power-Upgrading Deformation: Learning magic that lets him split his body up into blocks also gave him a permanently block-like appearance.
- Red Baron: He likes to call himself "Mad Dog" Wally.
- Sinister Shades: His ensemble as a kickass gangster wouldn't be complete without them. Notably, they're broken around the same time
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: His angular Power-Upgrading Deformation is extremely similar to Hoteye's, an early indicator that the two are brothers.
Avatar is a cult of black wizards that fills the void left after the Balam Alliance's defeat. They worship Zeref as their god, and seek to force every other wizard in Earth-land to do the same.
- Black Magic: The cult's top members each practice in a form of black magic, though how it differs from other forms of magic isn't quite established, except that their spells have particularly nasty effects.
- Catchphrase: "Zeref's will be done."
- Creepy Cathedral: This serves as their base of operations, fitting for a cult of black wizards.
- Cult: They revere Zeref as a god, and devote their lives to the practice of Black Magic.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end of it by their final battle with Fairy Tail's strongest team, who decimate them without so much as a single scratch on them.
- Decapitated Army: After Ikusa-Tsunagi falls and the Avatar army starts to retreat, D-6 attempts to rally what's left of them with Able, but once Panther Lily knocks him out, Avatar's defeat is completed.
- Dramatically Missing the Point: They perform their "purification ritual"—i.e., the massacre of 30,000 people—under the belief that Zeref is attracted to concentrated deaths. They fail to realize that their line of reasoning is backwards: Zeref doesn't appear because of a large number of deaths; a large number of deaths occur because of Zeref's appearance.
- Evil Plan: Their plan, "Operation Purify", involves wiping out the entire town of Malva to attract Zeref's attention. Little do Alok's followers know is that they are the real sacrifices.
- Evil Power Vacuum: When the Balam Alliance is taken down, Avatar takes over in their place.
- Mass "Oh, Crap!": Their general reaction when Fairy Tail's strongest team returns and starts mowing down their numbers.
- Meaningful Name: In Hinduism, an avatar is a deliberate descent of a deity to Earth, or a descent of the Supreme Being and is mostly translated into English as "incarnation", but more accurately as "appearance" or "manifestation".
- Mooks: Like the dark guilds before them, they have a large amount of flunkies at their disposal to act as Fairy Tail battle fodder.
- Not What I Signed Up For: Alok never told his other members that his plan banked on them being defeated so that he can unleash a war god and sacrifice them to it. Needless to say, they're utterly horrified once they find out.
- Religion of Evil: Avatar worships Zeref as a living deity, much like Tartaros and Grimoire Heart.
- Reverse Mole: Avatar suspects one of its members to be leaking information to the Magic Council. It turns out there are actually two moles: Levy is the Council member in question, masquerading as a rank-and-file cultist; Gray, who infiltrated the cult's inner circle, has his own separate agenda with Erza.
- Tempting Fate: They're confident that their numbers of 2,000 or so members are more than enough to stop Natsu's little band. They realize only too late that plowing through waves of enemies is their thing.
- "Wanted!" Poster: They have their own wanted poster with a high amount of Jewels.
- The Worf Effect: They're built up as the next big threat on the face of Ishgal after the Balam Alliance (Oración Seis, Grimoire Heart and Tartaros). However, Fairy Tail had spent so much time training after their costly victory against Tartaros that by the time they appear, their threat is a complete non-factor, giving them an easy victory before the Alvarez Empire shows up.
Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (Japanese), Chris Messersmith (English)
The high priest of Avatar, who hides a scarred face behind a metal mask. He concocts a plan for a certain ritual to "purify" the world on behalf of Zeref. His Black Magic produces solid barriers only the mightiest of wizards can break.
- All According to Plan: He saw the defeat of his cult's members long beforehand. That's because he never intended anyone, even his fellow cultists, to survive anyway.
- All for Nothing: Alok burnt his face and amassed countless followers as a sacrifice to gain the ability to summon Ikusa-Tsunagi, a War God who towers over mountains. Too bad for him, Ikusa-Tsunagi is killed by Natsu with a Fire Dragon King's Demolition Fist.
- Arc Villain: He serves as one in the Avatar arc, where he tries slaughtering countless people in a ritual he (wrongly) believes would appease Zeref.
- Bad Boss: He offers up his own followers as sacrifices to Ikusa-Tsunagi without their know-how or consent, all out of his devotion to Zeref.
- Badass Cape: One that covers his entire body.
- Badass Preacher: He exudes this in spades with the intimidating calm he shows while commanding his troops. He's also the most powerful member of Avatar by far, but that isn't saying much.
- Barrier Warrior: His specialty in magic is creating barriers that can stop anything in their tracks...at least before Natsu comes along.
- Beam Spam: He can fires bolts of magic energy that, when combined with his barriers, allow him to blast his foes from behind safety as his own magic will pass through the walls without issue.
- Big Bad Wannabe: With the dissolution of the Balam Alliance, he's set up as the leader of the next biggest threat Earth-land has faced behind Zeref and Acnologia. He goes down faster than Fairy Tail's earliest villains.
- Cool Mask: He covers his entire face with an iron mask.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He's so blindly devoted to his cause that he scoffs at things like friendship and family values.
- Facial Horror: He wears a mask to hide the fact that he burned the skin off of his face as his price for summoning Ikusa-Tsunagi. We only get a glimpse of his scarred visage when Natsu cracks it.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: He serves no role beyond being the baddie that gets Fairy Tail's strongest team back together.
- Magic Staff: He holds a staff with a eye with wings on it, which he uses to make his barriers and fire bolts of energy.
- Slasher Smile: Once his mask his damaged, he sports one of these while Ikusa-Tsunagi slaughters his own men.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Funimation alternatively spells his name as "Arlock".
- The Stoic: He's mostly unfazed by his soldiers' defeat, mainly because it was All According to Plan. Seeing Ikusa-Tsunagi go down with two power punches from Natsu...not so much.
- Summon Magic: He uses the same magic as Minerva that allows the summoning of gods, though his is on a much higher tier as it involves human sacrifice.
- Super Toughness: To his credit, he's pretty tough; getting hit with a Fire Dragon's Fist to the face just destroys his mask and knocks him down. The hill he and Natsu were standing on when the attack landed took more damage in the resulting explosion.
- This Cannot Be!: He can do little more than stare in silent shock as Natsu destroys Ikusa-Tsunagi, a seemingly indestructible war god the size of a mountain.
- Tin Tyrant: Aside from his Badass Cape, he's decked out in a suit of armor that obscures his entire body from sight.
- Vader Breath: His breathing can be seen in the form of clouds that exit his mask's mouthpiece.
Voiced by: Yoshiaki Hasegawa (Japanese), Adam Gibbs (English)
A swordsman with bushy hair and long eyelashes who can't take a joke. His Shade Sword corrodes anything it touches.
- Bishōnen: He's a definitive pretty boy with golden locks and long eyelashes.
- Black Swords Are Better: His Shade Sword has a black blade that corrodes anything it touches.
- The Comically Serious: Despite his serious disposition, he admires the tacky nicknames Briar gives him.
- Cool Sword: His Shade Sword is a two-handed dark sword and a huge, round guard covered in belts, and it emits a corrosive dark mist when swung.
- Dub Name Change: The official manga translation calls his weapon both the "Dark Sword" and the "Shade Sword".
- Informed Ability: He's supposed to be a Master Swordsman, and what little he gets to show off does hint he has skill with the blade. Then he fights Erza, and she proves who the real Master Swordsman between them is.
- Make Them Rot: His sword has this effect on whatever it touches, causing Erza's swords to crumble.
- Messy Hair: He is noted for his unkempt hair, which earns him the nickname "Scruffy" from Briar.
- Red Baron: "Shade Sword" Jerome, so named for his sword.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: He suspects Gray of being a Reverse Mole working for the Council, despite how it appears that has been completely corrupted by his Demon Slayer Magic. It turns out he's half-right; Gray really is spying on Avatar, but it's actually Levy hiding among the Cannon Fodder as the Council's mole.
- Sarcasm-Blind: He accepts and appreciates the nicknames Briar gives him, not realizing that she does it in poor taste.
- Too Many Belts: It's actually his sword that's covered in belts.
- The Worf Effect: He jumps in on Erza during the fight, managing to corrode the majority of her Ataraxia Armor's swords. But the moment she likewise took hold of the remaining one to use, he was already defeated.
- Worthy Opponent: He views Erza as one and delights at the chance to clash blades with her. Sadly for him, Erza doesn't share the sentiment.
Voiced by: Megumi Sato (Japanese), Alle Mims (English)
Avatar's strongest black wizard, who often gives tasteless nicknames to her allies. Her Splitting Magic lets her split herself into four copies with different personalities.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her top is just a band of cloth tied together at the front.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: She's attracted to Gray, who remains cold and distant from the rest of the cult during his membership there.
- The Comically Serious: Her seriousness is undermined by the silly nicknames she gives her comrades.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: She is of the white-heared variety.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Briar feels betrayed and lied to when Gray reveals himself to be a Reverse Mole, owing to her Villainous Crush to him.
- The Gadfly: It's implied that she gives others nicknames to get under their skin, which displeases her when Jerome wholeheartedly accepts the names she gives him, forcing her to come up with new ones.
- Giver of Lame Names: Tends to give weird nicknames to her teammates: Jerome is "Scruffy" and "Eyelashes"; Mary is "Venomous Woman"; and Gray is "Ice", "Striptease" and, after his Reverse Mole status is revealed, "Gray Sewer Rat".
- Ki Manipulation: She can create blasts of explosive shockwaves through the ground to attack.
- Literal Split Personality: Each of her copies embodies a different facet of her personality: Fury, who is angered by Gray's betrayal; Laughter, who is amused by his confidence that Fairy Tail can beat Avatar; Sorrow, who is saddened that she has to kill him; and Love, who has feelings for him.
- Self-Duplication: Her Splitting Magic creates four clones who embody fury, laughter, sorrow, and love.
- The Stoic: She holds a serious expression most of the time, and her anger is generally restrained even when she finds out Gray was a Reverse Mole.
- Vapor Wear: It's a wonder how she doesn't completely explode out of her top.
- Villainous Crush: One of Briar's alter egos, Briar in Love, says that she is "just a little bit" in love Gray. Unfortunately for her, that's just enough for Juvia to declare her a love rival.
- White Hair, Black Heart: She's a silver-blonde woman who doesn't consider Avatar's "purification" plan to be "murder".
- The Worf Effect: Despite being touted as the top wizard of Avatar, Gray and Juvia make very short work of her.
Voiced by: Eri Suzuki (Japanese), Dani Chambers (English)
A cheery, sharp-tongued girl whose magic, Virus, instantly afflicts her victims with deadly diseases.
- Animal-Eared Headband: Wears a headband shaped like cat ears.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: She claims she can kill her enemies instantly by infecting their brain, but she would rather torture and humiliate them by targeting their digestive tracts, giving Wendy ample time to immunize her friends from Mary's attacks.
- Cute and Psycho: She has the most bizarrely cheerful expression on her face as she gives Lucy a nasty stomach virus.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: The bottom half of her dress barely manages to cover the tops of her thighs. It's especially obvious after she's left on the ground following Lucy's Megaton Punch to her gut, with it riding almost up over her waist.
- Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: After taunting and demeaning Fairy Tail for their perceived weakness, Lucy one-shots her with one punch.
- Et Tu, Brute?: This is how she reacts when she realizes that Alok never intended for her or anyone else in the cult to survive Operation Purify.
- Exotic Eye Designs: Her eyes are gold and have diamond-shaped pupils.
- Laser-Guided Karma: She loves to target Lucy's stomach to see her writhe in agony. When they face off a second time, Lucy repays her in kind by delivering a Taurus-enhanced Lucy Punch to her gut, making her keel over just like Lucy.
- L33t L1ng0: She peppers a few of her sentences with Internet slang words in Japanese, like "niko" (smile) and "warai" (LOL).
- Logical Weakness: Her affliction magic amounts to jack squat in the face of Wendy's sky magic.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Her name is shared with Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, an infamously asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever believed to have unintentionally infected fifty-one people (killing three of them), despite showing no outward signs of illness.
- Perky Female Minion: She's the most chipper and comical of all the Avatar members.
- Plaguemaster: Her magic infects nearby foes with viruses. She favors torturing her victims by attacking the digestive tract, but she can also lethally target the brain when she wants to kill someone.
- Pstandard Psychic Pstance: She touches her temple with her index and middle fingers to psychically infect her targets.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: She keeps the same cheerful smile and tone while tormenting her opponents and insulting their guilds.
- Squishy Wizard: She can't take punches well. Likewise, a wizard who has support magic like Wendy can easily counteract her viruses.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: Her eyes are gold, reinforcing her cat motif with her diamond-shaped pupils.
- Superpower Lottery: Her Virus magic allows her to very easily accomplish a One-Hit Kill. It's her decision not to that leads to her downfall.
- Tears of Fear: She's left quivering in fear after Natsu proves himself powerful enough to completely obliterate a war god the size of a mountain.
- Tempting Fate: Every chance she gets, she just loves to bring up how weak Fairy Tail must have been to fall apart despite being so popular. Not one minute after she makes that statement to Lucy, Mary gets a beefed up punch to the stomach from her.
- Underestimating Badassery: She assumes Fairy Tail disbanded because they were weak, and spends quite a bit of time mocking them for it. Unfortunately for her, the guild wipes out their entire cult and a War God in front of her eyes.
- Villainous Crush: She shoots a meaningful glance or two to Gray, and admits that she finds him "dreamy".
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is pink.
Voiced by: Yuki Sanpei (Japanese), Shawn Gann (English)
A man with bushy eyebrows who makes various tea-related puns. His magic gives him control over torture devices.
- Bald of Evil: He has no hair, and instead has kanji written on his forehead.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He seems a bit comical about torture and his tea puns, but that doesn't stop him from trying to cut Lucy in half with an ax.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: His are big and spiky.
- Bilingual Bonus: A two-for. Written with different kanji, his name means "torture". The kanji on his forehead, on the other hand, reads "matcha", which is a type of green tea.
- Chain Pain: Uses these along with magic cuffs to tie up Virgo and Natsu. They have an Anti-Magic effect as well.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He bows respectfully to people who aren't even there, or in the same direction as the people he's talking to.
- Cosplay: He's actually cosplaying as Zeref with the attire he has on, by his own admission.
- Embarrassing Tattoo: To show his devotion to Zeref, he tattooed his forehead with what he believed was the kanji for Zeref. Unfortunately, due to his unfamiliarity with kanji, he wound up getting a tattoo meaning "green tea".
- Eyes Always Shut: His whole face is scrunched up at all times. Probably because he is a lot less intimidating with them open.
- Fanboy: In-Universe, of Zeref. He says that his choice of outfit is actually cosplaying as Zeref, and he thinks the kanji on his forehead spells Zeref's name (it doesn't). In the anime, he also imagines Zeref with Bishie Sparkles while fawning over him.
- Harmless Freezing: Gray subjects him to this as he's about to chop Lucy in half with an ax, revealing that his loyalties still lie with Fairy Tail.
- Mind over Matter: His magic allows him to telekinetically control torture devices.
- Pungeon Master: He has a tendency to make bad tea-related puns.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: He has big, blue, totally un-intimidating eyes when he opens them.
- This Loser Is You: Appears to be a tongue-in-cheek parody of stereotypical fanboy convention-goers, especially fans of Shōnen villains.
- Torture Technician: He has quite a collection of torture instruments, making him this for the cult. His arsenal of torture instruments include an iron maiden, a wooden horse, and a goat trained to slowly lick the flesh off of his victims' feet.
Voiced by: Takayuki Nakatsukasa (Japanese), Troy Hughes (English)
A giant man who wears an impressive suit of armor. His magical abilities are unknown.
- Ambiguously Human: Given his body shape and odd name, one must wonder if he's even human at all.
- Cool Mask: Has an oddly-shaped mask with a small grate right in the center.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has a single red eye that glows when he's about to attack.
- Shoulders of Doom: He wears giant shoulder pads shaped like horned demon faces.
- The Worf Effect: He's one of Avatar's strongest, yet he's taken down twice—first by Natsu when he tries to ambush him, and again by Panther Lily as he's trying to rally the retreating Avatar army—before he can demonstrate his power.
- You Are Number 6: His name is simply a letter and a number.
Voiced by: Misaki Kuno (Japanese), Meg McClain (English)
A clown who carries a Mr. Cursey doll that was given to him by Kain Hikaru of Grimoire Heart. Like Kain, Able uses the Curse of Vengeance to control others' bodies.
- Creepy Child: He looks and sounds incredibly young, and speaks with an eerily calm tone.
- Enfant Terrible: He's a cute-looking kid in a cult that plans to sacrifice countless hapless people for their God of Evil.
- Hollywood Voodoo: He uses the same type of magic as Kain, which involves controlling others with a voodoo doll using a strain of his victims' hair.
- It Amused Me: He claims that he doesn't care what Avatar does so long as he gets to have fun.
- Meaningful Name: His name is almost certainly a reference to the biblical Cain and Abel, seeing how his doll was previously owned by Kain Hikaru.
- Monster Clown: The makeup he wears resembles a clown, and he certainly didn't join a cult worshiping Zeref to do good things.
- Mysterious Past: He's beaten and locked away before we learn any sort of relationship between him and Kain, such as how he even got the doll.
- So Last Season: When Kain used his cursing magic in the Sirius Island arc, it was a huge threat to Fairy Tail. However, that's only because they didn't have eight years worth of training under their belt. By then, it's just a mild inconvenience at best.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Kodansha uses the corrupted spelling "Able", similar to how Kain Hikaru's name is a corruption of "Cain", while the anime itself calls him "Abel".
- Squishy Wizard: Both Natsu and Gajeel take him out with one attack each.
Voiced by: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English)
A fire wizard and slave trader who lures young women by posing as the famous Salamander of Fairy Tail. Lucy winds up as one of his victims before she joins the guild, leading to a confrontation between Natsu—the real Salamander—and his impostor.
- Adaptational Heroism: Downplayed. In the manga, he's a slaver who uses charms to lure unsuspecting women into his clutches and tries branding Lucy with a scorching hot iron. In the anime, he's merely an overly aggressive fashion model scout who still tricks women, but he never uses an iron, and he sees the error of his ways thanks to Natsu's beatdown.
- Back for the Finale: In the anime adaptation, he appears alongside Bozu and Sue in the Continuity Cavalcade to lend their magic power for Lucy's Fairy Sphere against Acnologia.
- Badass Cape: It's about the only badass thing about him.
- Bluff the Impostor: All Natsu has to do to prove Bora is an impostor is ask him up-front if he's a member of Fairy Tail. Bora says yes, not realizing Natsu is the very guy he's impersonating.
- Calling Your Attacks: Only in the anime, where most of his attack names have the word "Prominence" in them.
- The Cameo: He appears during the final battle of the Grand Magic Games arc alongside all the other wizards participating.
- Charm Person: He initially comes across as The Charmer given the number of swooning young women around him with hearts in their eyes, but after Natsu snaps Lucy to her senses when she nearly falls for "Salamander", she immediately realizes that he's using a magic charm to turn women into slaves.
- Defeat Means Friendship: In the anime, he comes to admire Natsu after getting pummeled by him, calling him "Aniki"note .
- HeelFace Turn: In the anime, he straightens up his act after being defeated. He goes on to act relatively chummy with Fairy Tail by wishing them luck before they put on a play, and appearing during their annual Fantasia parade as a spectator.
- Jerkass: He's a creep who uses Fairy Tail's reputation to lure young women, brainwashes them into admiring him, and then sells them as slaves.
- Oh, Crap!: His reaction to finding out Natsu is a legitimate Fairy Tail wizard, and the one whose identity he stole. And that's not counting his reaction to Natsu's fire magic.
- Playing with Fire: He's a fire wizard, which makes it easy for him to pose as Salamander, who is named after a fire dragon.
- Red Baron: "Bora the Prominence".
- Starter Villain: He's the very first villain to appear in the entire series, and a total pushover at that.
- Technicolor Fire: His flames are purple in the anime.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Appears with blue hair in the anime.
Voiced by: Katsui Taira (Japanese), Chris Ayres (English)
A corrupt and unsightly aristocrat with a warped sense of beauty. He is the owner of Daybreak, a book he had blackmailed its author into writing. He uses Diver Magic to dig through the ground, and is also a celestial wizard contracted with Virgo, who assumes the form of a giant "gorilla" woman to satisfy his warped sense of beauty until she sides with Lucy.
- Arc Villain: The main antagonist of the Daybreak arc, where Natsu and Lucy take a job to burn the titular book he has in his possession. Too bad he's not willing to give it away that easily.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: He apparently went through some shady business dealings to amass his fortune. Then there's the fact that he abused his power to blackmail an author into licking his boots.
- Collector of the Strange: He hires maids he deems to be extremely beautiful, which varies from most everybody else's. He also coerced an author into writing a book with himself as the main character so he could own a one-of-a-kind book.
- Dastardly Whiplash: He's a one-note villain with a traditional curly mustache; one that grows out of his nose, no less.
- Dirty Old Man: Fairy Tail's job description outright calls him a pervert who loves young, blonde maids.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Everlue threatened to revoke Kemu Zaleon and his entire family's citizenship, and then tossed him into solitary confinement for three whole years, all because Kemu refused to write a book about him.
- Evil Is Petty: He admits that Daybreak is a crappy book despite him being the main character, yet he refuses to hand it over to Fairy Tail for their job simply because it's his property.
- Fast Tunnelling: His Diver magic allows him to tunnel in and out of solid concrete like liquid.
- Good Is Bad And Bad Is Good: Rather, ugliness is beauty and beauty is ugliness. Not only are his "beautiful" maids textbook examples of Gonk, but he and his maids consider Lucy to be ugly because she matches more traditional ideals of attractiveness.
- Gonk: He is best described as an ugly mole-man with a mustache grown from his nostril hair.
- Greed: His first conclusion upon learning the secret Daybreak contains is a map to Kemu Zaleon's hidden treasure.
- Identical Grandson: In the manga, it's implied that he's a descendant of the knight who first gave Mavis the title of "Fairy Tactician" during the Second Caravan Trade War, who looks exactly like Everlue and shares the same Verbal Tic.
- It's All About Me: He commissioned a book to be written all about him just to stroke his own over-inflated ego. Then, when Lucy reveals that the book's incoherent story is a total rearrangement of its true content, Everlue immediately assumes the real story must be complete hatchet job aimed at him.
- Jerkass: He calls Lucy "ugly" without batting an eye.
- Lack of Empathy: He doesn't care one bit about how he ruined Kemu Zaleon's life as long as he got what he wanted in the end, even if it was something he himself despised.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He prattles on and on about how rich, powerful and important he is, yet his influence doesn't extend much farther outside a single town.
- Summon Magic: He surprises Lucy by revealing he can use the same magic as her, summoning his "gorilla maid" Virgo on her.
- Verbal Tic: "Boyoyo!"
- Villainous Breakdown: He flips his lid wondering what the secret hidden within Daybreak must be, fearing that it might actually be an exposé on his underhanded business dealings.
- Villainy-Free Villain: Subverted. In the manga, Lucy has to point out to Natsu and Happy that even though Everlue is an unpleasant Jerkass, he hasn't done anything illegal, either. But then she changes her tune when discovers the inhumane things he did just to get his hands on a book he didn't like, calling him an "enemy of literature". Not to mention he's had countless wizards killed for trespassing on his property in their attempts to retrieve the book.
Voiced by: Eiji Miyashita (Japanese), Jonathan Brooks (English)
An escaped convict with a bounty of 400,000 Jewels.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the manga, he's just some thug who gets a passing mention and never makes a real appearance. In the anime, he's driven by desperation to commit crimes when he just wants to be with the love of his life, and cleans up his act after she returns his feelings.
- Ascended Extra: Just mentioned in the manga, but makes a proper appearance as a far more fleshed out character in one of the anime's Filler episodes.
- Back for the Finale: In the anime, he's seen lending his magic to power Lucy's Fairy Sphere in the Continuity Cavalcade.
- Childhood Friend Romance: He was allowed to be Aceto's "playmate" when they were kids, which led to him developing feelings for her. When they meet face to face years later, they become engaged.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He worked as a servant of the Balsamico family, but turned to a life of crime after getting chased away by his true love's Overprotective Dad.
- Disco Dan: He looks and acts like he's come straight out of the 1970s, wearing a Funny Afro to boot.
- Ditto Fighter: He copies the powers of any wizard he faces.
- Face of a Thug: He looks real intimidating and Obviously Evil, especially on his wanted poster. However, his one goal in life is to reunite with his true love.
- Happily Married: His appearance with Aceto in the penultimate episode of the anime indicates that he has been released from prison and is now happily living with her.
- HeelFace Turn: He promises to serve time and clean up his act after proposing to Aceto, who in turn promises to wait for him. He's last seen Happily Married with her in the penultimate episode.
- Love Makes You Evil: He fell in love with Aceto, but her father didn't approve the relationship and drove him away. Velveno tried to ignore his feelings for Aceto as a result, eventually turning to a life of crime.
- Master of Disguise: He uses transformation magic to infiltrate guilds and copy their members' abilities.
- Pointy Ears: They add to his intimidating appearance as a guild hunter.
- Power Copying: His Drain magic allows him to copy up to three spells from the people he touches.
- Red Baron: He's called "Guild Hunter" Velveno because he can take out an entire wizard guild with his Power Copying ability.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: He was a lowly servant who fell in love with an aristocrat he worked for, and later became a criminal after getting driven off by her disapproving father. They eventually overcome this when the two become engaged.
Future Rogue Cheney
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Garrett Storms (English)
An alternative timeline counterpart of Rogue Cheney who comes from a future ruled by Acnologia. He used the Eclipse Gate to travel from X798 to the main timeline, but his reasons for doing so prove to be much more sinister than he lets on. In addition to his Shadow Dragon Slayer Magic, he has forcibly taken Sting's magic to enter White-Shadow Dragon Mode, which combines the powers of the Twin Dragons.
- Alternate Self: He's the alternate self of the prime timeline Rogue Cheney, who became a Tragic Villain and a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds after Frosch's death and later conceived a plan to bring the dragons to the prime timeline.
- Ambition Is Evil: When he reveals his true intentions to slay Acnologia and become the new Dragon King, he admits that it gives him chills to be the one to rule the world after spending years living in helpless fear of Acnologia.
- Arch-Enemy: He becomes one to Natsu Dragneel after the latter witnesses Lucy Heartfilia's future counterpart Taking the Bullet for her X791 self.
- Arc Villain: Rogue's X798 counterpart is responsible for all of the danger in the Grand Magic Games arc, where his modus operandi is to use Fiore's royalty as pawns to summon a horde of dragons from the past for him to command and kill Acnologia, becoming the new Dragon King.
- The Beastmaster: He commands dragons by means of a Compelling Voice spell known as Dragon Supremacy Magic. However, it does have limits: he states that the most he can do is More Than Mind Control on the seven dragons he managed to get through the Eclipse Gate (and outright admits that his original plan to control 10,000 of them was likely over-selling himself), and it flat-out has no effect on Acnologia.
- Because Destiny Says So: This trope is twisted a bit. He tells the heroes that Lucy will close the gates to Eclipse because of this trope, but only because closing the gates will stop the dragons from getting through, and because Lucy is the only one capable of doing it. Unfortunately for him, not only does Natsu give him a Shut Up, Hannibal! in response, but he doesn't realize that Yukino, a fellow celestial wizard, will help Lucy close the gate until it's too late.
- The Chessmaster: He manipulates Fiore's royalty into summoning 10,000 dragons to defeat Acnologia so that he can Take Over the World and cause the catastrophe in Fiore.
- Cynicism Catalyst: In the alternate timeline where Rogue comes from, Frosch's death approximately one year after the Grand Magic Games is what causes Rogue to turn to the dark side and create his modus operandi.
- Dark Is Evil: Future Rogue is not only the resident Arc Villain of the Grand Magic Games arc, but is also a user of shadow magic who was also taken over by an evil Living Shadow due to Frosch's death.
- Despair Event Horizon: He crossed it when he lost Frosch in his timeline, which sent him straight to the dark side.
- Driven to Villainy: Frosch's death in X792 led Rogue's Living Shadow to consume the latter and became a Tragic Villain. By the time he arrives from X798, he's more than willing to create the catastrophe that will wipe out Fiore.
- Duality Motif: He killed Sting and gained both the powers of the Shadow Dragon Slayer and the White Dragon Slayer. This is emphasized by his appearance, which combines black and white coloring and his Multicolored Hair. Especially when he enters White-Shadow Dragon Mode, half of his face remains the same while the other one is concealed by a shadow.
- Evil Plan: He attempts to have Hisui open Eclipse and create a Stable Time Loop so that the dragons can create the catastrophe that will wipe out Fiore with himself in control to ultimately benefit.
- Eye Scream: His right eye has been replaced with a scar by the time he arrives from X798, implying it was gouged out.
- FaceHeel Turn: While Rogue has frequently struggled with his Living Shadow in the alternate timeline, he fights alongside Sting as one-half of the Twin Dragons in Saber Tooth. It is Frosch's death in this timeline that leads to Rogue becoming a Tragic Villain.
- Facial Markings: He has a tattoo on the left side of his face.
- Fallen Hero: In the alternate timeline where he comes from, Rouge was once one of the respected Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth. However, it wasn't until Frosch's death and his murder of Sting that caused his fall from grace.
- Future Badass: He's far stronger than his main timeline counterpart, and he's able to wipe out entire waves of soldiers without much effort. He's also powerful enough to defeat Natsu at full strength.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: The loss of Frosch as well as Acnologia's take over of Earth-land in his timeline drove Future Rogue to the extreme measure he takes in his efforts to wipe out Acnologia and humanity so he can Take Over the World.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has one completely replacing his right eye, hinting that he isn't quite as noble as he claims to be.
- Grand Theft Me: He briefly takes over his own main timeline counterpart's body during the battle with Gajeel. He scampers off when he gets beaten, realizing he isn't quite as powerful as he is in the future.
- Hero Killer: He kills Future Lucy and murdered Sting in his own timeline. He is also one of the few villains to definitively defeat Natsu in their initial battle, and is indirectly responsible for letting the dragons kill most of the wizards, including Gray, at least until Ultear reverses time and undoes all the deaths.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He travels back in time and hijacks the Eclipse Plan to cause the catastrophe in Fiore in his plot to Take Over the World. By killing Lucy's alternate counterpart in front of her main timeline counterpart's friends, however, it gives Fairy Tail the opportunity to help the kingdom stop the disaster for good.
- It's All About Me: He wants to use the seven dragons to kill Acnologia and Take Over the World, not caring if all of humanity gets wiped out. He goes through a Villainous Breakdown when Natsu points out that he's trying to drive the present into despair for his own satisfaction.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: In the alternate timeline he comes from, Rogue went from a Token Good Teammate of Saber Tooth to a straight up Tragic Villain when Gray killed Frosch.
- Kick the Morality Pet: Played with. When Natsu brings up Frosch, the very reason Rogue's future counterpart went Jumping Off the Slippery Slope into a Tragic Villain in the first place, he points out that he's outgrown his X791 self that always played with a cat and doesn't care that Frosch might end up dead in the dragon attack, as it would ensure his mainline self becomes no better than him in the end. However, before returning to his own time, he does warn Natsu about the circumstances that would cause Frosch's death to prevent it, showing he never truly stopped caring about Frosch and his inability to save them.
- Kill All Humans: He plans to create a new age of dragons by using the dragons that came through the Eclipse Gate to wipe out humanity.
- Lack of Empathy: He doesn't seem to care that his plans to hijack Hisui's Eclipse project would result in the suffering and deaths of billions as long as he can become the Dragon King.
- Light Is Not Good: While his uniform is mostly white, he's definitely not a good guy.
- Living Shadow: He has the ability to turn himself into the very kind of shadow living in the present Rogue, which allows him to take over his own main timeline counterpart.
- Make Wrong What Once Went Right: At first, Future Rogue says he wishes to save the past by using the Eclipse Cannon back when it is powerful enough to defeat the dragons that will ravage Fiore, and that Lucy will interfere. Then it turns out he made up the Eclipse Cannon and twisted Lucy's actions into a negative light to ensure that Hisui would open Eclipse so the dragons can come through it, giving him an army of dragons with which to take down Acnologia and rule the world, and admits he doesn't have a problem with ensuring his mainline self survives to ultimately become just him, the traumatic death of his Frosch included. Natsu's understandably not happy about this.
- The Man Behind the Woman: He commands Hisui to open the Eclipse so he can create a Stable Time Loop where the dragons burn down Fiore and take down Acnologia.
- Manipulative Bastard: He comes from X798, saying that he wants to rescue it from 10,000 dragons when he actually plots to create a Stable Time Loop where the dragons burn down Fiore anyway, and tells Hisui that the Eclipse can be used as a weapon to defeat them when there's no such thing. Also, by trying to kill Lucy's prime timeline self to stop her from closing Eclipse like he did in his timeline, he tricks the heroes into thinking that closing the gate is a bad idea, leaving the doors open long enough for a few dragons to get through.
- Multicolored Hair: The right half is unchanged from his current black hair, while the left half is white.
- Near-Villain Victory: He comes very close to causing the disaster in Fiore at the end of the Grand Magic Games arc, only for it to be undone thanks to Ultear's Last Ages.
- Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He says he wants to save the past using the Eclipse Cannon when it's powerful enough to defeat the dragons. However, it turns out that the Eclipse Cannon doesn't exist; he wants to open Eclipse so that he can cause the disaster that will wipe out Fiore and take down Acnologia with his army of dragons.
- Obviously Evil: Natsu says he can smell the evil on him. Even his Unwitting Pawn Hisui was hesitant to trust him before he started feeding her lies about the Eclipse Cannon.
- Power Parasite: He killed Sting and stole his White Dragon powers. The combo is powerful enough to defeat Natsu, who was strong enough to face both Twin Dragons on his own.
- Red Right Hand: He has a blind right eye, and serves as the main villain of the Grand Magic Games arc.
- Secretly Selfish: Despite his initial statements that he's planning to save Earth-land from 10,000 dragons, it later turns out that at the end of the day, his true motive is not to save the universe, but to Take Over the World in Acnologia's place and become the next Dragon King.
- Smug Snake: He's too overconfident to realize that an army of dragons, let alone the seven he manages to get through, wouldn't be enough to take down Acnologia, the very being who drove the once thriving dragon population to virtual extinction.
- Start of Darkness: In the alternate X792, Rogue turned to the dark side when Gray killed Frosch and his Living Shadow consumed him six years earlier. Some time after that, Acnologia took over and plunged the world into fear and despair, which factored into Rogue's decision to go to X791 and cause the catastrophe in Fiore to acquire enough power to usurp the Dragon King and move beyond his own helplessness against Acnologia's power.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Future Rogue is the result of his prime timeline's counterpart fully succumbing to the Living Shadow inside him, making him tremendously more powerful, but also completely heartless. He also briefly serves as one for Rogue's X791 counterpart when possessing him; even though he notes his own power isn't nearly as great, it still makes this version's Rogue strong enough to totally overwhelm Gajeel.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Future Rogue intends to destroy Acnologia using ten thousand dragons to destroy the lone Acnologia. However, it becomes a subverted example when Lucy and Yukino close Eclipse shortly after seven of the dragons arrive in the prime timeline. Future Rogue thus admits that controlling thousands of dragons would have been next to impossible given how much trouble he's having just influencing these seven.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In the alternate timeline he comes from, Rogue let his Superpowered Evil Side take over after Gray killed Frosch in X792, causing the former to turn to the dark side and become arrogant, self-absorbed and lacking empathy.
- Tragic Villain: Before his FaceHeel Turn, he was once one of the kindest members of the Saber Tooth guild, but when Gray murdered Frosch, Rogue crossed the Despair Event Horizon, his Living Shadow completely consumed him and he Took a Level in Jerkass. Then, he succumbed to the fear and desperation of living in a world ruled by Acnologia, giving him a lust for power so he would no longer feel weak and helpless.
- Villainous Breakdown: He's a calm, composed and arrogant jerk until Natsu calls him out on his plans to create the catastrophe in Fiore for his own satisfaction. Then, he goes berserk.
- Villain's Dying Grace: This is downplayed as he simply returns to his original timeline alive, but right before he goes, he tells Natsu that Gray will kill Frosch in X792, thus giving him a chance to prevent the present-day Rogue's Start of Darkness.
- Walking Spoiler: He is revealed at the of the Grand Magic Games arc to be its true main antagonist, the one who hijacked the Eclipse Project, and the Evil Counterpart of Rogue Cheney.
- White Hair, Black Heart: A partial example in the case of his Multicolored Hair; more than half of his hair is white, while his remaining hair is as black as his heart.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Frosch's murder at the hands of Gray, coupled with years at the utter mercy of Acnologia, negatively impacted Rogue to the point where he traveled the main timeline to cause the catastrophe in Fiore during the Grand Magic Games.
- Would Hit a Girl: He couldn't care less about murdering women, as demonstrated with Lucy and her future counterpart, in order to cause Fiore's complete destruction.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: His White-Shadow Dragon Mode combines his Shadow Dragon Slayer Magic with Sting's White Dragon Slayer Magic.