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.
Besides Fairy Tail, a number of different guilds exist to help others, though some end up hindering each other.
Quatro Cerberus is one of the legal guilds in Fiore that participates in the Grand Magic Games. It's an eccentric, all-male guild distinguished by a peculiar catchphrase: "Wild Four!"
- Animal Motifs: Their guild's theme is distinctly dog-like.
- Butt-Monkey: They're so lame, Mashima doesn't even bother to give character profiles to any of them besides Bacchus, instead just lumping them into one page and listing their powers and traits as "various". Not to mention their pathetic performance record in the Grand Magic Games: they only win one event; obtain low scores in the rest; are usually the first ones to be defeated in each event; get curb-stomped just to show how strong the heroes' opponents are; and ultimately end up taking last place in the tournament.
- Catch Phrase: "Wild Four!", which is changed in the English dub to, "We're wild!"
- The Chew Toy: Their only purpose in the story is to serve as Canon Fodder in a World of Badass.
- Collared by Fashion: Most members wear spiked dog collars.
- Defeat Means Friendship: In the anime, Bacchus and Rocker have a friendly drinking contest with Fairy Tail after losing to Elfman and being renamed "Quatro Puppy".
- Dumb Muscle: All of the members participating in the Grand Magic Games have low stats in intellect with the exception of the guild master Goldmine, and possibly Bacchus.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Elfman and Bacchus make a bet during the Grand Magic Games that if Elfman wins, then Quatro Cerberus will be renamed "Quatro Puppy" for the rest of the tournament. And win Elfman does.
- Hot-Blooded: They are nothing if not passionate about fighting.
- Large Ham: Their catchphrase somewhat resembles a dog howling.
- Rated M for Manly: They're an all-male guild. This leads to some double standard comedy when Rocker winds up being the only guy present in the otherwise all-female Naval Battle contest.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Del Rey, Kodansha, and Funimation use the Portuguese spelling "Quatro", although Kodansha eventually takes to using the Italian spelling "Quattro". Meanwhile, it's written in the anime as "Kerberos", which is closer to the Greek and Japanese spelling.
- Testosterone Poisoning: The guild seems to be made up entirely of muscular, headstrong men. When inviting Yukino to the guild, they comment that she'd be a "lone flower".
- The Worf Effect: Their general role in the Grand Magic Games is to showcase how pathetically weak they are compared to their rivals.
Voiced by: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (Japanese), Steve Summers [eps. 6-30], Chris Ryan [ep. 157 onwards] (English)
Goldmine is the master of Quatro Cerberus and an old friend of Makarov's.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: A minor, non-villainous example. He and Makarov are simply friends in the manga, but in the anime, he's a former Fairy Tail member who was on Makarov's old team along with Bob, Porlyusica, Yajima, and Rob.
- Collared by Fashion: A spiked dog collar.
- Cool Shades: Never seen without them.
- Mr. Exposition: He's one of the first characters to explain who Zeref is and what kind of impact he left on the world.
- Nice Hat: It even has spikes around it.
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese), Chris Hury (English)
Bacchus is Quatro Cerberus' strongest wizard. He is renowned for inventing his own unique martial art known as Drunk Pigua Quan. By combining this with magic that focuses power in his palms, as well as his habit of drinking himself silly, he becomes a force to be reckoned with.
- The Ace: He is the strongest member of Quatro Cerberus, and the only one to actually win an event in the Grand Magic Games.
- The Alcoholic: Not only does he cement himself as the biggest drinker in the entire series by drinking Cana (who can drink dozens of barrels worth of liquor without getting drunk) under the table and still being able to walk it off, it's also key to making him the best fighter in his guild.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: He's a wizard who specializes in hand-to-hand combat. Elfman uses this to his advantage with his Lizardman Takeover, damaging Bacchus' hands with his rough hide.
- Catch Phrase: "My soul is shaking."
- Drunken Master: He invented his own fighting style based on real-life Drunken Boxing and Pigua Quan ("Chop-Hanging Fist"). As if he weren't dangerous enough when sober, he becomes nightmarishly fast and flexible when he's actually drunk.
- Facial Markings: He sports a row of spots beneath each eye.
- Graceful Loser: Upon losing to Elfman, he calls Elfman a "real man" and collapses with a huge grin on his face. He even takes his guild being renamed "Quatro Puppy" in stride.
- The Hedonist: He revels in a life of drinking good liquor and bedding hot women, usually more than once.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His attacks, delivered with his bare hands, are devastating to Elfman. However, when the latter turns into his hard-skinned Lizardman form, Bacchus' unprotected hands moving at high speed get damaged by the scales.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a rude pervert, as he takes Cana's top as a reward after beating her in a drinking contest, and proclaims that if he wins his battle against Elfman, he'll spend a night alone with both his sisters. However, he does seem to have some good traits, such as honestly congratulating Elfman for beating him during their fight, and also being good natured about honoring his bet to rename his guild if he lost.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: He's not just a wizard, but he's also a master martial artist who invented his own style of Drunken Boxing.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's so fast he can hit a target seven times in a row with what seems to be a single dash.
- Meaningful Name: Bacchus is named after the Roman god of wine and drunkenness.
- Power Palms: His magic concentrates magic power into his palms, making his strikes incredibly devastating.
- The Rival: He used to be one for Erza before the Time Skip, though their rivalry is never developed beyond a mere mention, and they never face each other in combat.
- Spirited Competitor: His reaction to Elfman pulling out a technique that could give him an honest challenge was to grin and compliment him. He seemed outright bored while he was winning the match without even trying.
- True Companions: He admits he originally had no intention of competing in the games and just wanted to get drunk and "sample the local color" during the festivities, but watching Warcry get curb-stomped by Olga and seeing the guild get turned into a laughing stock on the first day motivated him to join in as a reserve member to maintain the guild's honor.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: His outfit leaves most of his muscular torso exposed, instead covering his arms and shoulders with dark blue armor plates.
- The Worf Effect: He was brought into the Grand Magic Games just to give Quatro Cerberus a fighting chance, and he poses a legitimate challenge to Fairy Tail. This doesn't last past his battle with Elfman; after he loses, the worfing begins with him getting one-shotted by Ichiya (the biggest Butt-Monkey in the series) on day four, and getting taken out early by Sting on day six.
Voiced by: Eiji Miyashita (Japanese), Brian Witkowicz (English)
Rocker is a wizard whose Drill 'n Rock lets him spin parts of his body like a drill.
- Defeat Means Friendship: In the anime, Rocker has a friendly drinking contest with Fairy Tail after losing to them on the second day of the Grand Magic Games.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears a leather jacket.
- Hot Blooded Sideburns: He's certainly the most passionate of the group, and he has sideburns to match.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: He uses Full-Contact Magic, turning his limbs into drills.
- The Smurfette Principle: Inverted during the Naval Battle, where he's the sole male in a match filled with women.
- This Is a Drill: Rocker's Drill 'n Rock allows him to turn his body parts into drills.
Voiced by: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (Japanese), Marcus D. Stimac (English)
Warcry is a wizard whose Tear Magic lets him boost his own strength by crying.
- Berserker Tears: Inverted; it's because he cries that he's able to go berserk. However, he's defeated by Olga before he can demonstrate his magic.
- Informed Ability: His magic is supposedly more powerful than it seems as even Sting compliments it, but he's annihilated in one hit before he can even show off his strength.
- Inelegant Blubbering: His tears are always quite messy.
- Meaningful Name: Warcry cries in order to fight.
- Nemean Skinning: He wears a dog skin, making him the only member of Quattro Cerberus to wear anything dog-related besides a spiked collar.
- Ocular Gushers: It's an effect of his tear magic.
- Swiss Army Tears: His tear magic boosts his power the harder he cries. This does him jack squat against actually powerful people.
Voiced by: Eiji Sekiguchi (Japanese), Chris Ryan (English)
Yeager is a muscular wizard who can summon giant plants to fight.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Has slightly tanned skin with white hair.
- Green Thumb: Yeager can instantly summon plants and spiked vines with his magic.
- Man-Eating Plant: One of his attacks lets him summon them.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: He's never seen putting those rock-hard abs to any use, only fighting with (and getting trounced by) magic.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He doesn't wear anything on his upper body except his collar.
- Verbal Tic: "Dah."
Voiced by: Masaki Kawanabe (Japanese), Patrick McAlister (English)
Nobarly is a nondescript wizard with no particular power to speak of.
- Badasses Wear Bandanas: He fails to live up to the "badass" part, but he sure wears a bandanna.
- Butt-Monkey: He's probably the biggest one in a whole guild full of them; we never even see the guy's magic!
- Gag Nose: His most distinguishing trait is his long, pointed nose.
- Informed Ability: His official Grand Magic Games stats peg him as having moderately good defense with average strength and speed. Not that this does him a lick of good in the tournament.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: He's a manly guy with no sleeves, though that hardly makes him tougher.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Kodansha alternatively spells his name as "Novali".
Voiced by: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (Japanese), Devin Pike (English)
Semmes is a large wizard who looks and acts like a robot.
- Adaptation Expansion: The anime is the only place where Semmes gets any action, or a speaking role for that matter; the manga simply skips to the end of his fight with Millianna, who utterly dominates him.
- The Big Guy: The largest of his team, but also the slowest and the less bright according to his stat chart.
- Mighty Glacier: According to the official Grand Magic Games stats he's given, Semmes has maxed out offense and defense, but pitifully low speed. The anime, however, turns him into a Lightning Bruiser.
- Non-Standard Character Design: There certainly aren't any other characters who look like a robot.
- Robo Speak: He has a robotic voice in the Japanese version of the anime.
- Spell My Name with an "S": In a later chapter, Kodansha spells his name as "Sems".
- Spin Attack: The anime gives him an attack called Wild Spin that turns him into a living spinning top, making him hard to stop or even approach due to the reach of his arms.
- Top-Heavy Guy: In the anime. In the manga he's a little more round.
- The Voiceless: Semmes never utters a single word on his own in the manga, except his guild's catchphrase of "Wild Four!" alongside everyone else. It's averted in the anime.
Phantom LordPhantom Lord is a guild formed by the wizard Geoffrey in X686. Over the years, it becomes the single most powerful guild in Fiore before Fairy Tail rises to prominence. Under the leadership of Jose Porla, Phantom Lord attacks Fairy Tail to spark a war between the two guilds. At the conclusion of the guild war, Phantom Lord is disbanded by the Magic Council for breaking the non-aggression rule between guilds.
- Arc Villain: The guild is responsible for all of the danger in their titular arc and Fairy Tail's main goal is to stop them from becoming the top-ranking guild in Fiore.
- Badass Crew: Although some of Fairy Tail's strongest members eventually won the war quite easily, it is undoubted that at that time, Phantom Lord was a serious contender for the strongest guild in Fiore before Fairy Tail took that title. Case in point, their master is officially recognized as one of the strongest wizards on the continent and can nearly match Makarov in a fair fight, while its five S-Class wizards, though not nearly at the same caliber as Erza and Laxus, give the rest of the guild some serious trouble. Not to mention, the combined power of the Element 4 can produce Abyss Break, a devastating spell known to raze entire cities.
- Bad Samaritan: They take the same jobs as any other guild like Fairy Tail does, except Phantom members threaten their clients into raising their reward. This bit was removed from the anime.
- Defector from Decadence: After the guild's dissolution, Gajeel and Juvia officially defect and join Fairy Tail.
- Jerkass: The guild is practically a breeding ground for the most despicable wizards you can imagine.
- A Mech by Any Other Name: Their guildhall can convert itself into a Humongous Mecha called the Phantom MkII, yet everyone refers to it as a "giant wizard".
- The Rival: They are Fairy Tail's first big, non-dark rival guild before the first Time Skip. As it turns out, this goes all the way back to the guilds' founding, as Jose's ancestor started it specifically to oppose Fairy Tail.
- Shout-Out: They're named after a Metallica song.
- Wave-Motion Gun: The Compressed Magic Cannon, Jupiter, is capable of firing a blast large enough to destroy an entire guild.
Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (Japanese), Ed Blaylock (English)
Jose is Phantom Lord's master and one of the Ten Wizard Saints. He has multiple dark powers at his disposal, not the least of which is his Shade magic, which creates ghostly soldiers that fight on his behalf. As Makarov's self-fashioned rival, Jose is jealous of Fairy Tail's quick rise to fame, and jumps at the opportunity to wage a guild war against them.
- Art Evolution: When first introduced in the manga, his design looks rather silly and hardly intimidating, apart from a Slasher Smile here and there. However, within a few chapters, his design became more distinct and he ended up looking more badass as a result.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Jose is the master of a Guild, a Wizard Saint (one of the ten strongest wizards on the continent) and the only way to take him out is by sending in another Wizard Saint to fight him.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: His Shade spell creates countless phantom-like Mooks that sap the energy of anyone they touch. Not to mention just kicking up his aura makes people feel sick by being near him.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He sees the destruction of Fairy Tail and defeat of Makarov as his chance to prove who the best is. While he nearly succeeds in the former, he utterly fails in the latter when Makarov schools him. In comparison to later villains, he's hardly a footnote.
- Black Eyes of Evil: His eyes turn black when he fights Makarov in the anime, and good lord are they terrifying.
- Casting a Shadow: He specializes in casting dark magic and creating ghostly apparitions using his Shade magic.
- Classic Villain: He is the first major Evil Counterpart of Fairy Tail's master Makarov, evil with his dark clothes and powers, and is ultimately thwarted by his inability to grasp what makes Fairy Tail superior.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Jose was in the middle of giving one of these to the majority of Fairy Tail (including Erza) when Makarov showed up to fight him. While its true the guild was worn down at the time, Jose pushed Fairy Tail to its limits without even breaking a sweat and was doing so remotely. Made all the more impressive by the fact that Erza was facing him directly at the time and he was practically toying with her. Hes on the receiving end from Makarov after he uses Fairy Law (until that point theyd been evenly matched in magical combat).
- Dark Is Evil: He is a specialist in darkness magic, and is a vengeful, greedy, and most of all dangerous adversary for Fairy Tail.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He assumes Fairy Tail is protecting Lucy from him simply because of her wealth. It never occurs to him that the guild sees her as one of their True Companions until it is too late.
- Evil Counterpart: To Makarov. Both are Wizard Saints and the respective masters of their guild. Jose is a younger Smug Super who happily starts wars for petty reasons, while Makarov is a much older Humble Hero who only raises his sword to protect his "children".
- Evil Is Petty: He damages Fairy Tail out of jealousy, and plans to ruin the Heartfilia Konzern, one of Fiore's wealthiest family businesses, because he's afraid said guild is out to monopolize their fortune.
- Evil Sorcerer: He's got the standard look of an evil wizard with his hat and cloak, and he exhibits no shortage of pride in his rank as one of the Ten Wizard Saints.
- Fatal Flaw: He is done in by his own inability to accept that there is Always Someone Better than him. It drives him to actively undermine Fairy Tail in combat when he starts feeling threatened, and he chooses to gloat over his own superiority when Makarov offers him the chance to surrender peacefully. In the end, this costs him his victory, his rank, and his entire guild.
- Faux Affably Evil: He wears a thin facade of politeness that crumbles away at the smallest nudge.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Though he denies it has anything to do with his motivations, he's clearly jealous of Fairy Tail's rise to fame and wants to stamp his rivals out once and for all.
- Guyliner: Wears purple lipstick.
- In the Blood: His ancestor Geoffrey was the guildmaster of the Dark guild Blue Skull, which annihilated the wizard guild that Mavis Vermillion was a part of before she founded Fairy Tail. Geoffrey himself went on to found Phantom Lord after Mavis's team defeated him.
- Made of Iron: Zig-zagged, Jose easily shrugs off having his shoulder pierced by an attack from Makarov , counterattacking instantly, but cannot stand against a full blast from Fairy Law, nor after receiving an attack straight to the gonads.
- Master of Illusion: Jose can create very lifelike illusions, enough that even Makarov is fooled into thinking theyre real. Jose mainly uses these to communicate with his guildmates however.
- The Minion Master: His Shade Soldiers are magically created phantoms that are plentiful in number, show no signs of fatigue, sap the strength from anyone they touch, and are perfectly expendable.
- No Kill Like Overkill: He tries to obliterate Fairy Tail's guildhall with the magic cannon Jupiter, and later all of Magnolia with Abyss Break, just because he wants them to hand over a girl and use money she doesn't have.
- Noodle Incident: Jose's personal grudge with Makarov began with an event that somehow involved alcohol.
- Obviously Evil: A wizard's hat and bat wings are just the start.
- Oh, Crap!: When he sees Makarov invoke Fairy Law.
- The Rival: He sees himself as one to Makarov and Fairy Tail as a whole, but goes to extremes that paint him as a fully blown villain.
- Smug Super: Wizard Saints only get registered if the Magic Council recognizes their magical talent. Being a Wizard Saint himself, he has every reason to think of himself as one of the best wizards in the kingdom.
- Villainous Breakdown: Jose loses it when his plans to destroy Fairy Tail fail and he's at the mercy of Makarov.
- Villain Respect: Jose is openly impressed with Erza and comments that if she hadnt been injured before facing him, their fight mightve been epic. Too bad for her it only infuriates him that someone that strong is in the Fairy Tail guild.
- We Have Reserves: Downplayed in the case of his Shade Soldiers. Since they're magic constructs with no minds of their own, they can easily be caught in the crossfire with any major attack thrown at Fairy Tail with zero repercussions.
- Weakened by the Light: His shade magic is implied to be this, which puts him at a disadvantage against Makarov who mainly uses that kind of magic.
- You Could Have Used Your Powers for Good: Makarov bemoans how someone as young and powerful as Jose could have become a good role model for the younger generation, rather than the bad one he chose to be.
The Element 4 are Phantom Lord's elite team of elemental magic specialists with power equal to that of Fairy Tail's S-Class wizards.
- Back for the Finale: They make a brief appearance in the Alvarez Empire arc to lend Lucy their magic power and seal Acnologia within Fairy Sphere.
- The Dreaded: They are widely known and feared throughout Fiore for their powers and abilities, to the point that even Simon, someone who has spent most of his life building the Tower of Heaven and has rarely been in contact with the outside world, recognizes Juvia as part of the group.
- Elite Four: They are the strongest team in their guild, and their magic is required to cast the Unholy Nuke Abyss Break.
- Four-Element Ensemble: Each member uses magic based on one of the four classical Western elements: Air (Aria), Water (Juvia), Earth (Sol), and Fire (Totomaru).
- High-HeelFace Turn: Juvia is the only female of the group, and the only one to have a full HeelFace Turn.
- Meaningful Name: They're a Four-Element Ensemble. It doesn't get much simpler than that.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: They serve as this for the Phantom Lord arc.
- Theme Naming: Each of the Element 4 is named after their respective elements, except for Totomaru: "Aria" is Italian for "air"; "Juvia" is derived from lluvia, the Spanish word for "rain"; and "Sol" is French for "soil".
Voiced by: Katsui Taira (Japanese), Chris Rager (English)
Aria is the blindfolded leader of the Element 4 who constantly cries over everything. He uses a special form of air magic called Kukinote that allows him to drain his opponents' magic and strength.
- Bald of Evil: He has a big dome head, and has no trouble stealing the lives of others.
- Blow You Away: Aria's magic isn't so much "wind" as it is "air".
- Catch Phrase: "It's so sad!"
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Aria at his strongest is one-shotted by Erza, who was even injured at the time. Likewise, when he tries to do another sneak attack on Marakov at the end of the arc, Marakov knocks him out with a stretched punch without even looking at him.
- Dirty Coward: The only reason he manages to successfully take out Makarov is because his attention was focused on Jose's threat to kill Lucy. In a straight up fight, he doesn't even stand a chance.
- Inelegant Blubbering: He's almost always seen crying, and it's never pretty.
- "Instant Death" Radius: Those trapped in his ultimate Kuki spell, Zero, are said to be drained of their lives.
- It Only Works Once: He's only able to get the drop on Marakov the first time when Jose threatens Lucy in front of him. He doesn't fall for it a second time.
- Magical Eye: Both of his eyes have an otherworldly glow in the manga, while in the anime, his pupils are split in an X shape. Either way, it's a sign that he's about to go all out when they open.
- Mana Drain: One of his ultimate attacks is called Drain, a bane for any opposing wizard who can't avoid it in time.
- Mighty Glacier: Most of his fights consist of him dishing out attacks without moving an inch.
Voiced by: Eiji Sekiguchi (Japanese), Barry Yandell (English)
Sol is the Element 4's Earth Magic specialist. He is a creepy Frenchman who can merge his body with the ground.
- Break Them by Talking: He attempts to do this to Elfman by taunting him over the death of his younger sister Lisanna. The anime cranks this Up to Eleven by combining it with pure Mind Rape, forcing Elfman to relive his memories of Lisanna's death. It's all for nothing when Elfman's Big Brother Instinct (or so to speak) kicks in to protect his other sister, Mirajane.
- Catch Phrase: "Non, non, non!"note
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Sol is at the wrong end of it when Elfman activates his Full-Body Takeover.
- Dirty Coward: In the anime, after witnessing Elfman's transformation in a huge monster, he tries to tell him that all that psychological torture he put on him was done in order to help him unlock his Takeover, just so he could weasel his way out of a beating. It doesn't work.
- Dishing Out Dirt: He specializes in earth magic, merging his body into the ground and pummeling his enemies with rocks.
- Gratuitous French: He speaks with a French accent, drops French phrases, and his attacks all have French names:
- "Sable Danse" (Sand Dance)
- "Roche Concerto" (Rock Concerto)
- "Plâtre Sonate" (Plaster Sonata)
- "Merci la Vie" (Thank Life)
- High-Class Glass: He wears a monocle to symbolize his status as one of Phantom Lord's top-ranking wizards.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite his skinny build, he's easily able to overpower Elfman's human form. Lampshaded by Elfman himself for underestimating his strength.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He taunts Elfman over his dead little sister while his older sister is being crushed in front of him, which restores Elfman's ability to do a Full Body Takeover.
- Oh, Crap!: He's utterly shocked when Elfman unlocks his Full-Body Takeover.
- Rubber Man: He can wrap his entire body around Elfman's arm.
- Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: In the anime, he throws Elfman off his game by forming earth golems that look like Lisanna, who proceed to insult him for letting her die.
- Taken for Granite: Sol's most powerful spell in the anime, "Merci la Vie", transforms his opponent into rock while additionally forcing said opponent to relive the worst moments of their life for all eternity.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair.
Totomaru is the Element 4's Fire Magic specialist. He is a samurai who can control any kind of flame whether it's natural or magical, while his Rainbow Fire magic can conjure multi-colored flames that have different properties.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Totomaru has one, just in case his usual method isn't enough. In the anime, Natsu uses it to shatter the lacrima to the Jupiter cannon he was guarding.
- Odd Name Out: His name is the only one that lacks a specific elemental theme like the others. It's also one of the very few character names in the series that's written in full kanji.
- Oh, Crap!: When he finds he can't control Natsu's fire at the height of their battle and prevent him from firing it at the Jupiter cannon's lacrima.
- Playing with Fire: His control over every manner of fire allows him to turn Natsu's fire attacks against himself. He can also create rainbow-colored flames that produce different effects, such as cold blue fire and smelly orange fire. However, a sufficiently powerful fire attack can be beyond his scope to control, if only because controlling it wouldn't make a difference of whether it hits or not.
- Retired Badass: He becomes a magic teacher after the Time Skip, even teaching Romeo the same magic he uses.
- Skunk Stripe: He has a white streak in his black hair.
- Sore Loser: He doesn't take losing to Natsu very well to the point that he doesn't mention him in fire magic classes.
- Technicolor Fire: Totomaru's Rainbow Fire magic allows him to wield flames with a variety of effects, each one distinguishable by its color: his Blue Fire spell, for instance, is cold instead of hot, while his Orange Fire has a foul odor.
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Cait Shelter is Wendy and Carla's original guild, and one of the four guilds selected to participate in the alliance against Oración Seis. Its members claim to be descended from the Nirvit, an ancient tribe that developed the magic Nirvana; in reality, most of the guild is actually just an illusion created by its master for the sole purpose of caring for Wendy.
- Ancient Order of Protectors: Subverted. Only their master Robaul was tasked with guarding Nirvana for 400 years; he created the rest of the guild to give Wendy some friends after Mystogan left her in Robaul's care.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Subverted. Despite Wendy being so close to them regardless of whether they were real or not, hardly any mention to them is made for the longest time up until the Alvarez Empire arc, when she and her team disguise themselves as Cait Shelter members while infiltrating the empire.
- Magical Native American: The entire guild is styled after Native American tribespeople.
- Tomato in the Mirror: All of the guild's members realize they're just illusions except for Wendy, who's quite devastated when she learns the truth and everyone vanishes in front of her eyes.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: They're all said to have individual personalities, but none of them are identified even as Wendy calls out their names as they fade away.
Voiced by: Kazuya Tatekabe (Japanese), Bill Flynn (English)
Robaul is Cait Shelter's master. He is actually the ghost of the last remaining member of the Nirvit tribe, refusing to rest until Nirvana is destroyed.
- Ancient Keeper: Being the creator of Nirvana, he is forced to watch over the sealed magic until someone is able to destroy it.
- The Atoner: He created the morality-switching Nirvana to end all war and usher in an era of peace. However, it had Gone Horribly Right as its effects took hold on his own people and led them to slaughter themselves to extinction, leaving himself as the Sole Survivor. For this, he is willing to get completely obliterated by Nirvana as atonement for creating it.
- Barred from the Afterlife: As a ghost, he is unable pass over until the guild alliance destroys Nirvana.
- Catch Phrase: "Nabura!" No one knows what it means.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He demonstrates some peculiar traits, like pouring a glass of milk before drinking right out of the jug, and then speaking without swallowing his drink.
- Cool Old Guy: Despite being dead, he creates an entire guild of illusory people just to give a little girl a home.
- Dead All Along: Once Nirvana is destroyed, he reveals himself to be the spirit of the last remaining Nirvit who was forced to keep watch over the spell.
- Large Ham: He randomly screams "NABURA!!!" with gusto.
- Last of His Kind: He was the Sole Survivor of the massacre that wiped out the Nirvit people. And that was before he died.
- Master of Illusion: He was able to maintain the illusion of a guild for a full seven years. Jura even comments on how impressive it is for illusions to have their own personalities. Compared to Mavis, who managed to create a single living illusion who thought she was real, this potentially makes him one of the most skilled wizards of this craft in the series.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: He's just barely taller than Wendy, a 12-year-old girl.
- Not Afraid to Die: When a fully charged Nirvana comes to Cait Shelter's doorstep, he decides to calmly Face Death with Dignity if it means atoning for creating it.
- Parental Substitute: He raised Wendy and Carla after Mystogan left her in his care, making him the closest thing Wendy ever had to a parent since Grandeeney's disappeared.
- Running Gag: He has a habit of drinking something and then talking without swallowing first.
- Spell My Name with an "S": It's spelled as "Robaul" in the official manga translation, and "Roubaul" by Funimation.
- Unfinished Business: Once Nirvana is destroyed, he passes on to the afterlife and takes his guild with him.
Twilight Ogre is a guild that establishes itself as the strongest in Magnolia over the Time Skip. Fairy Tail becomes indebted to the guild after losing their strongest wizards on Sirius Island. By the time the wizards return from Sirius Island, Fairy Tail quickly gets rid of their debt.
- Bad Samaritan: They give money to Fairy Tail when it falls into debt, then regularly (often violently) harass them whenever the time comes to pay them back.
- Butt-Monkey: Once their threat has been dealt with, getting beaten around by Fairy Tail is pretty much the point of their existence.
- Dirty Cowards: They are fully willing beat Fairy Tail up for not paying their debts, only for them to try and scurry away when Fairy Tail's strongest wizards return to pay them back for all the misery they cause.
- Jerkass: Twilight Ogre's members are complete jerks to Fairy Tail's guild members.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Makarov, Erza, and Mirajane pay them back seven years worth of the same abuse they put Fairy Tail through with a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
Voiced by: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (Japanese), Doug Goodrich (English)
Banaboster is Twilight Ogre's master.
- Cigar Chomper: He's always seen smoking a cigar.
- Gonk: He's quite unpleasant to look at, especially his bizarrely shaped chin.
- Large and in Charge: He throws his huge size around to show others who's boss. Unfortunately for him, Makarov easily turns the tables on him.
- Loan Shark: He looks and acts like a mob boss, and gives Fairy Tail a loan they can't possibly expect to pay back.
- Oh, Crap!: When he realizes he's pissed off three Fairy Tail wizards you'd hate to have as your enemy.
- Sinister Shades: They're about as shady as his character.
Voiced by: Shawn Winchell (English)
Thibault is Fairy Tail's monthly debt collector who comes to the guild with his gang to trash the place when they please, at least until Fairy Tail's strongest members return.
- Blow You Away: He can extinguish Romeo's flame magic with a single puff of wind from his mouth.
- Carry a Big Stick: His weapon of choice is a giant, spiked club.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: He has a wide grin plastered on his face, even when he gets his ass handed to him.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: He gives a high-pitched squeal when Natsu comes in and kicks his ass while he's harassing his friends.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Spelled "Teebo" in the Funimation dub and other fan translations due to the pronunciation of his name in Japanese.
Raven Tail is a dark guild formed by Makarov's son Ivan specifically to rival Fairy Tail, and works independently from the Balam Alliance. After the Time Skip, they emerge from the shadows as an official guild to participate in the Grand Magic Games, only to disband shortly after their loss.
- Animal Motifs: Each member can be attributed to a certain animal: Ivan's is a raven (he named his guild after this, and is seen with a pet raven at one point in the manga); Obra's is a penguin (he resembles one); Flare's is a wolf (her hair can take the shape of a wolf); Kurohebi's is a snake (his name and appearance); and Nullpudding's is a pufferfish (he can inflate and cover his body with spikes).
- Deliberately Bad Example: Raven Tail is a downright despicable bunch who loves to Kick the Dog for its own sake, making Saber Tooth look like a case of Good Is Not Nice in comparison. This doesn't last when Saber Tooth's master proves to be just as bad.
- Evil Counterpart: To Fairy Tail; they call themselves an "anti-Fairy Tail guild", and their guild's emblem is a cross between Fairy Tail's mark and the letter R.
- For the Evulz: Whenever they're not trying to further Ivan's Evil Plan, they still like to Kick the Dog for the sake of it.
- Informed Ability: According to Ivan, the guild was specifically designed to defeat Fairy Tail by exploiting their weaknesses. Judging by how Laxus single-handedly defeats them all, one wouldn't think so.
- Jerkass: They're a completely despicable bunch where Kicking the Dog and dicking Fairy Tail around are the norm.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: After years of trying to help Ivan with his evil plans and getting away with cheating and beating up Fairy Tail in the Grand Magic Games, Raven Tail finally gets what's coming to them when Laxus defeats his own father in the tournament, getting them disqualified for breaking the rules, and ultimately forcing them to disband.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After spending the Grand Magic Games cheating their way to the top and messing up Fairy Tail's performance in the tournament For the Evulz, it all comes back to bite them on the third day when Laxus single-handedly thrashes the entire guild with a vengeance, disqualifying Raven Tail from the rest of the tournament and resulting in their dissolution.
- Obviously Evil: They're decked out in dark clothes and have a malevolent vibe to them that Mavis can clearly sense. However, simply registering themselves as an official guild is all it takes for them to get into the Grand Magic Games without a fuss.
- Reverse Mole: Gajeel pretends to be a Raven Tail member to spy on them for Makarov.
- Smug Smiler: A staple character trait for every member is a condescending smile that riles up Fairy Tail every time they see it.
- Smug Snake: At the end of the day, they are no more than a bunch of petty bullies who only manage to thrive in the Grand Magic Games due by cheating and sabotaging other participants. This is clear when Flare is nearly defeated by Lucy without (she only wins due to Obra's interference), and especially when Laxus alone utterly defeats all of the top members of the guild (including Ivan) without sweating.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Uniquely, the guild's name is written out as "Raven's Tail" in the anime and Animax dub.
- Villainy-Free Villain: Despite being massive Jerkasses who personally hurt and humiliate Fairy Tail during the Grand Magic Games, Raven Tail doesn't necessarily do anything illegal. Flare states after they're disbarred from the games that the worst they ever did was break the tournament's rules, and are able to walk free by the day's end.
Ivan Dreyar, a.k.a. Alexei
Voiced by: Masaharu Sato (Japanese), Bruce Carey (English)
Ivan is Raven Tail's master, and the son and father of Makarov and Laxus Dreyar, respectively. He is obsessed with finding Fairy Tail's greatest secret and doesn't care who he has to hurt in order to get it. This attitude wound up getting him kicked out of Fairy Tail by Makarov, causing no small amount of resentment between them. He has the power to control shikigami. During the Grand Magic Games, Ivan competes under an alias called Alexei, wearing a full suit of armor to hide his identity.
- Abusive Parent: He put a Dragon Slayer lacrima in Laxus as a child because he was so feeble and weak, then planned to remove the lacrima from his body and sell it when it became more powerful, which is implied would have had adverse effects on Laxus.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After his elites fall, Ivan tries to guilt-trip Laxus by bringing up their familial bond to avoid a pounding. Laxus ain't having any of that, and to Ivan's credit when he realizes this he does try to attack in a desperate attempt to defend himself, not that it helps.
- Antagonistic Offspring: He actively defied Makarov for hiding Lumen Histoire from him.
- Bad Boss: He violently beats Flare offstage for her poor performance against Lucy due to the fact she needed outside help to win.
- Beard of Evil: A noticeable black goatee, which fits with his diabolical nature.
- Black Sheep: While the Dreyars aren't all quite the finest members of society (the oldest known member being a greedy treasure hunter, and the youngest growing up to be a near total sociopath), most of them prove themselves to be good people at heart in the end. Ivan, on the other hand, is the only Dreyar who is shown to be unrepentantly selfish and evil, and the only one to never change his ways. It's also quite telling that he's the only member with black hair, while the other men in his family have all been blonds at one point in their lives.
- Casting a Shadow: The anime gives him a few darkness-based spells that he uses on Laxus.
- Dark Is Evil: He's the vilest and greediest of the Dreyar family, and stands out among them with his darker colored hair, skin, and outfit.
- Dirty Coward: He's completely smug when he has his elites at his back and facing down a pissed-off Laxus, but the moment Laxus proceeds to thrash those elites in seconds he's left wetting himself and begging Laxus to show him mercy for being his father despite seconds prior having no issue with beating down his own son.
- Even Evil Can Be Loved: Even after their falling out and Ivan scheming Fairy Tail's downfall, Makarov still loves, or at the very least has faith in, his son and hopes that one day he could become a better man. This only drives Ivan up the wall.Laxus: Hurts, huh? After everything you've done, the old geezer still managed to have a little faith in you...'cause you're his son.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Judging from his shock when Laxus reveals the truth about Gajeel's true allegiances and the comments of his elites about how "shifty" he was, it apparently never occurred to Ivan that the former Phantom Lord member would value the guild that destroyed his old one and gave him a second chance so much.
- Evil Sounds Raspy: He speaks with a raspy, withered voice. It becomes even raspier when disguised as Alexei.
- Family Theme Naming: Similar to his dad and grandfather, "Ivan" and his alter ego "Alexei" both originate as Russian names.
- Greed: His motivation behind finding Lumen Histoire, or Fairy Heart, a source of infinite magic power that could uproot the very foundations of the magic world. When he found out Fairy Tail was harboring this kind of power in secret, he couldn't help but obtain it for himself.
- Gold-Colored Superiority: He wears a solid gold suit of armor in the Grand Magic Games, and is touted as his team's leader.
- Hypocrite: He doesn't have any problems setting all of his guild's elites on Laxus, his own son, to get the information he wants. After Laxus decimates said elites, he's begging Laxus not to hurt him because they're father and son.
- Lecherous Licking: He indulges in a bit of this during his debut appearance in the manga.
- Loose Lips: Ivan blabbing the truth about Lumen Histoire to the rest of Raven Tail—including and especially to Obra—is almost certainly how Zeref found out about it, eventually setting the stage for the Alvarez Empire arc.
- Malevolent Masked Man: His Alexei persona wears an intimidating mask, which also serves to hide his identity.
- Master of Illusion: He uses a magical projection of himself to sit in the rafters while he participates in the Grand Magic Games as Alexei. He also uses illusion magic to trick the entire audience that he is curb-stomping Laxus just so he can have a moment to reveal his plans to his son.
- Missing Mom: His mother and (presumably) Makarov's wife is totally absent from the series.
- No Pronunciation Guide: His name is pronounced ee-wan with a short i sound in Japanese, similar to the Russian pronunciation, and as ay-ven with a long i sound in the English dub.
- Oedipus Complex: He is on both sides of this trope: he opposes his own father to get his hands on Lumen Histoire, while he's (eventually) opposed by his own son for harming his old guild in his selfish pursuits.
- Our Souls Are Different: From the little bit seen of his magic, he seems to be able to turn souls into shikigami, which are small pieces of paper. He can also use them to cast a Kamehame Hadoken-like beam.
- Paper Master: His magic gives him control over shikigami, which are mystical paper dolls originating from Japanese folklore.
- Pimped-Out Cape: He wears a big, flashy cloak draped over his huge shoulder plates in the Grand Magic Games.
- Pointy Ears: A clear indicator that this guy is bad news.
- Scary Impractical Armor: He wears armor designed for the sole purpose of hiding his own identity in the Grand Magic Games. It does not help him in the slightest against Laxus's attack.
- Shut Up, Kirk!: Laxus reasons that Ivan spent the entire Time Skip waiting to move against Fairy Tail is because deep down, he still cares about Makarov. Ivan doesn't take kindly to this claim at all, saying he was simply waiting for someone who knew about Lumen Histoire to return.
- Smug Smiler: He is almost never seen without a smug grin plastered on his face, at least before his Villainous Breakdown.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The original English translation by Del Rey spelled his name as "Iwan", a direct transliteration of his Japanese name.
- Villain Respect: He's genuinely impressed when Cana is able to use Fairy Glitter, one of the Three Great Fairy Magics.
- Villainous Breakdown: He starts to lose that haughty air of his once he learns from Laxus that Makarov has been studying his guild for quite some time thanks to Gajeel's espionage. Things keep going downhill as Laxus dominates his guild's elites right in front of him that by the time Laxus faces him, Ivan's begging his son not to beat him up because they're family.
- Villainous Demotivator: He violently beats Flare for having to be bailed out by Obra in her match against Lucy, and threatens to do so again when she tries to tease Lucy again.
Voiced by: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (Japanese), Tyler Walker (English)
Obra is a bizarre-looking wizard with the power to instantly empty other wizards' magical energy. He is accompanied by a little imp, who happens to be the real Obra controlling a puppet.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is bluish-gray. Downplayed when it turns out he's just a puppet.
- Anti-Magic: Obra's magic works by istantly emptying the magical energy of the target, leaving them exhausted.
- Black Eyes of Evil: His eyes are pitch black, like those of a bird.
- Combat Pragmatist: Even before it was his turn to fight in the Grand Magic Games—attacking Wendy before the competition even started, and draining Lucy's magic just before she can use Urano Metria on Flare.
- The Dog Was the Mastermind: The Obra known in the Grand Magic Games is just a puppet animated by his pet imp, the real Obra.
- Gag Nose: His nose is practically a pointed beak.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: He's said by his teammates to only fight well when he's forced to be. And until that happens, aside from his Anti-Magic powers, he's pretty weak.
- Marionette Master: Implied since Obra controls that puppet body from the outside.
- The Mole: He is secretly affiliated with Zeref, keeping him up to date with the events at the Grand Magic Games. It's implied he's the one who informed him of Lumen Histoire as well.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Before Art Evolution kicks in, he's shown to have extra arms under his cloak in the manga.
- Nice Hat: A rather impressive top hat.
- Parrot Pet Position: Obra sits like this on his own puppet.
- Right-Hand Attack Dog: Subverted. The small, black imp on his shoulder who does the fighting for him is actually his true self.
- Slasher Smile: The imp's default expression is this.
- The Stoic: Nothing can faze him. Makes sense since he's a puppet.
- We Will Meet Again: The imp swears revenge on Fairy Tail, right before it runs away after his puppet is defeated.
- The Worf Effect: Justified and invoked. Obra decides to go for an awful performance rather than showing his powers, since one of the day's commentators is a member of the Magic Council. Later played straight when Laxus takes him out in one strike before he can use his powers on him, although it could be justified in that Raven Tail was losing anyway and his job was done.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Puppet Obra has blue hair.
Voiced by: Shizuka Ito (Japanese), Alex Moore (English)
Flare is a deranged woman who can change the length and shape of her red hair with her magic, Hair Shower. She was raised by the giants at the Village of the Sun until the latter ran away from home and joined Raven Tail. She develops an obsessive fixation with Lucy and follows her wherever she goes, though her reasons are never quite clear.
- Absolute Cleavage: It helps that her guild tattoo is on her right breast.
- The Atoner: Following Raven Tail's defeat in the Grand Magic Games, Flare decides to pursue Lucy wherever she goes in an effort to atone for her misdeeds.
- Ax-Crazy: She is very violent and very insane during the Grand Magic Games. It's toned down during the Sun Village arc.
- Back for the Finale: Flare is seen as one of the many wizards across Ishgal who lend their magic to seal Acnologia away within Fairy Sphere.
- Big Damn Heroes:
- She saves Lucy and Wendy from being sniped during their fight against Sylph Labyrinth in the Sun Village arc, evening out the numbers for the fight.
- In the anime adaptation of the Grand Magic Games arc, she rescues Lucy from an ambush during the final battle before slinking back into the shadows. Since the Ryuzetsu Land chapter never made it into the TV anime, instead getting a separate OVA adaptation, this is what convinces Lucy that Flare can be trusted.
- Braids of Action: Incidentally, she has to undo her braids in order to use her magic.
- Creepy Good: Even after her HeelFace Turn, she still keeps a limp gait and an empty stare, and her obsession with Lucy nearly reaches Stalker Without A Crush levels.
- Curtains Match the Window: She has red eyes to go with her red hair.
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Her sunken eyes help her stand out among most other female characters.
- Cry Cute: This happens often in the Sun Village arc, showing her to be much more sympathetic than she originally let on.
- Dark Action Girl: She gives Lucy a tough one-on-one fight in the Grand Magic Games before she resorts to cheating.
- Dirty Coward: Not only does she resort to threatening a child to win a fight, but she gloats over her "victory" after being saved her from an attack that otherwise would have beaten her. It's later subverted when she reveals that she deeply regretted her actions and apologizes.
- Evil Is Hammy: She seems to enjoy herself a bit too much while torturing Lucy, though not so much when they later fight side by side.
- Evil Redhead: She's more mellow and creepy than most examples, but she's still an unpleasant person who likes to make Lucy suffer. She eventually redeems herself, however.
- Flaming Hair: Her hair is able to burn right through Lucy's boots, and threatens to replace Lucy's Fairy Tail emblem with the mark of Raven like a branding iron. It's even more evident in the anime, where her hair actually lights on fire.
- Freudian Excuse: She was adopted and raised by giants at Sun Village, but felt like a Fish out of Water due to being so much smaller than everyone and ran away, only to go mad with fear upon meeting people the same size as her. She later fell in with the bad crowd known as Raven Tail, more or less going along with their Jerkass actions just because everyone else was doing it.
- The Gadfly: In the Ryuzetsu Land OVA adaptation, she tells Lucy she wants payback for their earlier battle, leading Lucy to have some dirty thoughts; Flare then says she's just kidding, and is actually there to apologize. This carries over into the manga's Sun Village arc, where she jokingly says she was stalking Lucy in secret ever since their last meeting.
- Godiva Hair: Her hair is conveniently long enough to cover up all her naughty bits when she makes a surprise appearance in Fairy Tail's bathhouse.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has an X-shaped scar on her shoulder.
- Guest-Star Party Member: She fights alongside Fairy Tail during the Sun Village arc, since the village turns out to be her home, helping Lucy and Wendy battle the members of Sylph Labyrinth, and later helping to persuade Atlas Flame to save the frozen giants.
- Heel Realization: As a member of Raven Tail with no knowledge of the world, she thinks it's normal to hate and harass Fairy Tail for the sake of it. After Laxus punishes her and the others for the torture they put his guild through, however, Flare recognizes the bad decision she made and cleans up her act.
- High-HeelFace Turn: Being the only known female in Raven Tail, she is also the only one to switch sides after her guild disbands.
- Interspecies Adoption: She's a human who was raised by giants.
- It's Personal: She helps Lucy and Wendy fight Sylph Labyrinth and find the Eternal Flame at Sun Village because that's where she was raised.
- Kick the Dog: During her match with Lucy in the Grand Magic Games, she blackmails Lucy out of fighting back by threatening to harm Asuka, and then tries to rebrand her Fairy Tail emblem with Raven Tail's. Then, after Obra drains Lucy of her magic while she has Flare cornered, Flare gloats over her "victory" as Lucy cries over her humiliating loss.
- Laughing Mad: She's a cackling maniac while she mercilessly wails on Lucy. She later proves herself to be a great deal more reserved once Raven Tail disbands, though she still clearly has a few screws loose.
- Limp and Livid: Her default stance, which compliments her perpetually demented personality.
- Meaningful Name: Both "flare" and "corona" are words relating to the sun. It makes sense, then, when you consider she was raised in the Village of the Sun.
- Ms. Fanservice: She has a fairly revealing front and even a Public Bathhouse Scene, though the general idea is spoiled by that creepy gaze of hers.
- The Nicknamer: She seems to have a habit of addressing others outside her guild by the color of their hair; so far she has called Lucy "Blondie", Wendy "Blue-hair", and Natsu "Cherry-hair". For good measure, she calls herself "Redhead".
- Nobody Touches the Hair: Her red hair has the power of the Eternal Flame and she considers it her treasure, so when her hair gets damaged in any way, it immediately sets her off.
- Oh, Crap!: She has one when Lucy is about to use Urano Metoria on her, very similar to the one she has later when Alexei threatens to beat her for almost losing.
- Peer Pressure Makes You Evil: She Used to Be a Sweet Kid, but after joining a guild where hating Fairy Tail and being a Jerkass are the norm, she has no choice to follow along or suffer the consequences.
- Pet the Dog: After Raven Tail gets beaten by Laxus and disbarred from the Grand Magic Games, Flare personally apologizes to Lucy for her actions during their battle.
- Prehensile Hair: Flare's Hair Shower magic allows her to extend her hair to ridiculous lengths and block most forms of magic. She can additionally change its shape and set it ablaze.
- Psycho Lesbian: She seems to have a creepy fixation on Lucy after their fight. She also uses her hair to "clean every nook and cranny" of Cana's body.
- Psychopathic Womanchild: Speaks with a childish singsong voice and relishes in violence, also having no idea that any of her bad behavior is wrong initially because everyone else around her is doing it. Once she's punished for said behavior, she changes it.
- Psychotic Smirk: Her default expression throughout the Grand Magic Games, demonstrating that there's something rather "off" about her. She starts using other kinds of smiles when she shows up at Sun Village.
- Rapunzel Hair: She can alter the length of her hair to grow very long, as she is able to reach Asuka among the crowd while standing in the middle of the arena.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: She has red eyes and if you ever tick her off, these will be the last thing you'll ever see.
- Shaping Your Attacks: Her Wolf Fang attack turns her hair into a wolf.
- She's Got Legs: Her outfit has a long slit on the side, constantly exposing her rather curvy legs.
- Stalker Without A Crush: Subverted. She claims she's just joking when she says she's been following Lucy since the Grand Magic Games, but she says it with the most unsettling look in her eye.
- Tears of Joy: She breaks into tears when the giants at her village happily welcome her back home after she'd run away.
- Underboobs: Her dress barely covers her breasts.
- Weak, but Skilled: Her hair magic is not so powerful or impressive in the end compared to that of many other wizards who participate in tournament, but thanks to her absolute ability and control of it and her additional skills to inflame her hair or detonate them ([[Foreshadowing a subtle indication that this magic comes from Atlas Flame]]), Flare can prove to be a particularly tough opponent to beat.
- When She Smiles: She replaces her usual Psychotic Smirk with a pretty smile after she helps beat Sylph Labyrinth alongside Lucy and Wendy, and later when she's welcomed home by the giants, which is lampshaded by Lucy.
- Would Hurt a Child: She threatens to harm young Asuka to keep Lucy from fighting back in their match. However, it's later implied that her guild put her up to it.
Voiced by: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English)
Kurohebi is a snake-like man whose magic, Mimic, allows him to copy the magic of others.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Although he's skilled at Power Copying, he never copies anything other than Max's Sandstorm magic.
- Dub Name Change: He's called "Blacksnake" in the English dub, which is a literal translation of his usual name.
- Guyliner: Wears black eyeliner and lipstick, adding to his snake-like appearance.
- For the Evulz: By his own admission, he loves to torment others for no reason other than to be a Jerkass.
- Hellish Pupils: He has slitted pupils.
- Kick the Dog: After listening to Toby's "sad tale" about his missing sock, Kurohebi helps him find it (it was hanging around his neck the whole time) and appears to move forward to help his beaten opponent up...and then he grabs the sock and tears it up right in front of him, sickening everyone in the stadium.
- Meaningful Name: "Kuro hebi" translates into "black snake" in Japanese. However, he claims that it's not his real name.
- Power Copying: His main power. He somehow manages to copy Max's sand magic, which he uses for the tournament.
- Snake People: He's a slender man with slitted eyes, a whispery voice, and scale-patterned pants.
- The Unreveal: He says that "Kurohebi" is just a nickname, and makes a wager with Toby to reveal his real name if he loses their match. However, the name remains a mystery since Kurohebi wins.
Voiced by: Eiji Miyashita (Japanese), Brad Jackson (English)
Nullpudding is a sly, hunchbacked wizard who can cover his entire body with spikes.
- Accent Adaptation: He speaks with a Southern American accent in the English dub not unlike Foghorn Leghorn.
- Acrofatic: Although he isn't really fat, he's more agile than he looks.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is purple.
- Beard of Evil: Has a double spiked goatee.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: His expression is permanently fixed in a big, seedy grin.
- Combat Pragmatist: He gets the drop on Gray several times during the Hidden contest by hiding behind one of his own holographic copies, tricking Gray into hitting the copy and losing a point. Then, when Gray hesitates to fight him another time, Nullpudding lunges in for a hit.
- Genius Bruiser: He's skilled enough to pinpoint a wizard's location through their magic, and packs a mean punch with his Needle Blast attack.
- Gonk: On top of the purple skin, he has beady, bulging eyes, an enormous chin, and a permanent smile, giving him a very freaky look.
- Lightning Bruiser: He packs a mean punch with his spiked fists, and is also deceptively agile.
- Oh, Crap!: He doesn't keep his smug attitude up forever when he decides to target Rufus, who manages to get the drop on him with a fake of his own.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name card in the anime spells his name as "Nalpudding".
- Spikes of Villainy: He has a spiked beard, and he can cover his whole body in needles.
- Troll: He exclusively targets Gray during the Hidden contest, and focuses more on lowering his score than actually winning.
An all-female guild that participates in the Grand Magic Games.
- Amazon Brigade: All of their known members are female. In one of the official novels (which was later adapted for the anime), Natsu and Gray are required to dress up as women for a guild exchange program.
- Butt-Monkey: Not as much as Quatro Cerberus, but most of their members do badly in the games due to either flat out silly powers, or just ending up fighting stronger enemies save for Kagura. In the final day of the games, they take fourth in the overall tournament despite this.
- Ms. Fanservice: Most of the guild's older members are quite physically attractive. The finale even sees them becoming the exclusive models of Weekly Sorcerer.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: Once the battle royale in the Grand Magic Games gets serious, all of Mermaid Heel's team players with gimmicky super powers (sans Kagura) get removed quickly to increase the dramatic tension.
- The Worf Effect: Despite being established as a powerful guild, the final battle has them crushed in order to remind the audience that Saber Tooth is still a threat.
Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese), Jenny Ledel (English)
Kagura is Mermaid Heel's most powerful member, a master of Gravity Magic, and an expert swordswoman with her katana, Ontô Fugutaiten.note While seemingly calm and collected at all times, she forged her blade for the express purpose of killing Jellal to avenge her brother Simon's death. Once she fully understands the truth of Simon's death, however, Kagura ultimately decides to forgive Jellal once and for all.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Her Fugutaiten, which is capable of dicing Ophiuchus, supposedly the strongest of the 13 Zodiac spirits, without leaving the scabbard. And that's not to make light of when it's unsheathed, where a single swing can slice an entire mountain at the base.
- The Ace: She is the single-most powerful wizard and fighter of Mermaid Heel, and has the best performance rating in the Grand Magic Games. Her swift defeat of Yukino establishes Mermaid Heel as a threat on par with Saber Tooth, and she nearly gets the better of Erza's resident ace with ease while she's holding back. She stands alongside Erza and Minerva as one of Fiore's strongest female wizards fighters.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair goes from black in the manga to purple in the anime, the exact opposite of Minerva.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She is tall, dark-haired, attractive, and acts as The Stoic most of the time.
- Ambiguously Gay: She is shown to be particularly close to Erza, despite viewing her as an older sister. Things only get muddled even further when Kagura kisses Erza in the Alvarez Empire arc just to "make up" for "kissing" Jellal (i.e., giving him CPR).
- Berserker Tears: Upon learning Simon threw his life away because of Erza, Kagura flies into a tearful rage against her. Her tears later turn into Tears of Remorse when she recognizes Erza as the one who saved her own life when they were children.
- Best Served Cold: By the time of the Grand Magic Games, Kagura has waited a long time to take revenge on the one who killed her beloved brother: Jellal Fernandez.
- Big Brother Worship: To her older brother Simon, who was everything she had when they were younger since they were dirt poor. She spent ten years looking for him after they were separated, and dedicated her life to killing Jellal to avenge his death, and completely snaps when faced with a Historia of him created by Neinhart. After forgiving Jellal, however, Kagura gets enough of a handle on her love of Simon to cut the Historia down.
- Broken Bird: She enters the Grand Magic Games as a solemn and stoic woman fueled by hatred towards Jellal, who killed the only other person she loved the most.
- Can't Hold Her Liquor: She gets plastered pretty quickly during the post-games banquet.
- Captain Ersatz: Her design betrays her as a copy of Ikaruga of Senran Kagura.
- Cherry Tapping: She doesn't even need to unsheathe her sword to beat them.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: In her fight with Erza, she actually does more damage to her with her sword still sheathed than when she finally decides to unsheathe it. Even though the sword is hailed as being capable of causing a cataclysm if it's unsheathed, the only slash she is able to deliver only gives Erza a light scratch, even though it has enough power to cut a large part of the city.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She lived a happy life with her brother Simon until their hometown was razed by Zeref cultists looking for child slaves to build the Tower of Heaven. She escaped thanks to Erza, but Simon wasn't so lucky. She then spent the next ten years searching for her brother until she crossed paths with Millianna and learned he was killed by Jellal. Everything went downhill from there.
- Defeat by Modesty: During the Alvarez Empire arc, DiMaria subjects her to a humiliating defeat by completely ripping her kimono to shreds in front of two guilds worth of onlookers.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She enters the Grand Magic Games as a moody young woman who is strict but caring towards the rest of her guild when not preoccupied with her thoughts of revenge against the man who ruined her life. By the closing ceremony, she begins coming out of her shell and joins the festivities with her friends, a sign that she has started coming to terms with her anger.
- Designated Bullet: She forged her Fugutaiten specifically to kill Jellal for killing her brother.
- Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Kagura does eventually accept Jellal's redemption by the end of Fairy Tail, but it took her a long time and she was deeply affected by his involvement in Simon's death on a very personal level.
- Forgotten Friend, New Foe: Erza was the one who saved her from being captured and enslaved when they were kids. Once they recognize each other during their match in the Grand Magic Games, Kagura loses her will to fight and surrenders.
- Game Face: Usually appears with closed, contemplative eyes. When her eyes are opened, she looks much more angry-looking in battle.
- The Good, the Bad, and the Evil: She plays the revenge and rage-driven "Bad" to Erza's noble "Good" and Minerva's callous "Evil" during their three-way match.
- Gravity Master: Her magic is Gravity Change, which lets her alter the gravity of any target, including herself, either by making them lighter or heavier, or changing the direction of its pull. Her mastery and her power in this magic are so high that it even bypasses the power of Libra, a celestial spirit specialized in this magic.
- Hime Cut: She has a traditional and elegant hairstyle befitting for a Lady of War with a katana.
- Hoist by Her Own Petard: After dropping her sword to help Erza during their match, and Minerva picks it up and non-fatally stabs her In the Back.
- I Gave My Word: She holds Yukino's life in her hands as a result of their pre-battle wager. Kagura only regards her win as Yukino's life literally belonging to her, and doesn't even try to enforce this until declaring (while drunk) that Yukino is "Mermaid Heel's property" when Saber Tooth tries to take her back after expelling her.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Minerva runs Kagura through and with her own sword when the latter helps Erza during their duel.
- Implausible Fencing Powers: She's able to cut through almost anything (even armor that managed to withstand a castle-leveling attack) without unsheathing her sword!
- I Owe You My Life: To Erza, who saved her from being caught by Zeref cultists as a child. Kagura doesn't recognize her at first, and even tries to kill her when she finds out she was responsible for Simon's death, but once she realizes who Erza is, she decides to spare her.
- It's Personal: Her enmity with Jellal is very personal, since he was the one who killed her brother Simon.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Her Fugutaiten is one of the strongest weapons seen in the series.
- Lady of War: She's one of the top swordswomen in the country, but never loses her air of calm or grace. That is, unless she's provoked into drawing her sword...
- One Degree of Separation: She, her brother Simon, and Erza all happened to live in Rosemary Village together when they were children.
- Onee-sama: She fulfills this role in her guild, especially towards Millianna who, incidentally, is actually older than her.
- Person of Mass Destruction: She becomes one when she breaks the seal to her sword, which can cleave straight through an entire city when unsheathed.
- The Power of Hate: Her sword Fugutaiten, meaning "Archenemy" and fittingly also known as the "Vengeance Sword", is forged with and fueled by someone the wielder hates so much, it's impossible to live in the same world as them.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: She wears a skirt with tight pants underneath.
- Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: While at the Grand Magic Ball, she complains about having to wear such a Pimped-Out Dress and walking in high-heels.
- Revenge Before Reason: By her own admittance, her Start of Darkness began when Millianna told her about Simon's death. When Erza accepts responsibility for his death, she flies into an Unstoppable Rage towards both her and Jellal. However, it's ultimately subverted when she not only realizes Erza saved her life, but also that Jellal was brainwashed.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Upon Simon's death, Kagura concocts a plan to exact revenge on the one who killed him: Jellal.
- Sheath Strike: She keeps her sword in her sheath at almost all times using her Besheathed Longsword Technique. She only draws her sword when she decides to get serious which, according to her guild, never happens...until she comes face to face with Erza, that is.
- Start of Darkness: She went through one when Millianna told her about Simon's death, leading to her Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Jellal.
- The Stoic: She gives off a very calm and relaxed demeanor with her expression being almost always blank, rarely showing emotion. Well, until she finds out Erza's involvement in Simon's death at least...
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: While she's quite happy to work with Erza during the Alvarez Empire arc, it's clear that she's barely holding back her contempt for Jellal when he joins the two ladies. Even when he saves her from Neinhart's attack and gets pinned under an anchor, she's initially set on leaving him to drown. However, her conscience compels her to save him and finally set her hatred of him aside once and for all.
- The Worf Barrage:
- Zig-zagged. Her Fugutaiten is hyped to be a terrifyingly powerful sword that could cause a natural disaster with its unsheathing alone. When it is finally unsheathed, it shows that it is indeed as strong as she claimed it was by leveling an entire section of the city with a single swing... but Erza somehow manages to come out with only minor injuries.
- Played straight when she fights Larcade. Shortly after cutting through the hill he was sitting on, he casually stops her blade with two bare fingers. In his case, it's because he's an Etherious, who have Super Toughness and certain resistance to magic as part of the package.
- This Is Unforgivable!: She hates Jellal and Erza for their involvement in Simon's death.
- Unstoppable Rage: She loses all of her previous grace and serenity when she finds out Erza is the reason Simon is dead, turning into a Screaming Warrior.
- You Can't Go Home Again: Her hometown of Rosemary Village was destroyed by Zeref cultists when she was a child.
- You Killed My Father: More specifically, Jellal killed her older brother Simon, and she wants him nothing less than dead for it.
Voiced by: Yukiyo Fujii (Japanese), Alexis Tipton (English)
She is a former slave from the Tower of Heaven and one of Erza's childhood friends, known for her obsession with cats. She uses a form of Binding Magic by tying up her opponents with a magic rope that negates their magic. After leaving the tower, she travels the world with her other friends and eventually winds up at Mermaid Heel.
- Anime Hair: Dolled up in the style of cat ears.
- Anti-Magic: Her magic, Nekousoku Tube, lets her bind people and restrain their magic.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Gets distracted by anything cat-related. Unfortunately for her, this becomes her undoing in her fight with Natsu.
- Badass Adorable: A cute Cat Girl who kicks ass after enduring so many hardships all her life.
- Badass in Distress: Although a competent fighter, she gets kidnapped by Minerva during the Grand Magic Games, much to Erza and Kagura's rage.
- Beware the Silly Ones: She's a pretty big Cloudcuckoolander due to her obsession with cats, but she turns out to be decent fighter. She's also fully capable of killing intent, especially towards Jellal.
- Broken Bird: She may be a Kind Hearted Cat Lover and a Genki Girl, but that doesn't change the fact that she suffered eight years of enslavement, most of which was spent under the sway of someone she thought was her best friend.
- The Bus Came Back: While Erza's other friends were Put on a Bus following the Tower of Heaven arc, Millianna returned for the Grand Magic Games and became something of a major character.
- Cat Girl: Has the looks and behavior of one, though she's not really one.
- Catch Phrase: "Feelin' spiffy!"
- Cloudcuckoolander: Comes off this way because of her cat-loving tendencies.
- Collared by Fashion: She wears a choker with a bell attached unto it.
- Cuteness Proximity: She apparently thinks of cats as some sort of teddy bears that she can just hug for a long, long time. During the ball after the Grand Magic Games, she completely forgets that she was supposed to sulk when Erza hands her Happy, Carla, and Panther Lily.
- Dumb Is Good: She's not the smartest member of her team, but she does have a good heart.
- Fatal Flaw: Her love of cats often becomes her undoing. This weakness is manipulated by Natsu, and by Lyon and Minerva in the anime, the latter of which nearly kills her as a result.
- Facial Markings: She has red marks on her face resembling cat whiskers.
- Femme Fatalons: The anime reveals that she has sharpened nails beneath her gloves, which she uses as her Secret Weapon.
- Genki Girl: She's almost always bounding with energy. "Genki" is even a part of her Japanese Catch Phrase.
- HeelFace Turn: Like the rest of Erza's Childhood Friends, Millianna was tricked by Jellal into turning against Erza and forming his Quirky Miniboss Squad. After Jellal's deception is revealed, she and the others go back to being her friends.
- Hypocritical Humor: Tells Natsu how she hates people who pretends to be a cat when they're not despite the fact that she's not really a true Cat Girl.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: Joined Mermaid Heel so she could make herself stronger and independent. However, she still requires more training.
- In the Hood: She is reintroduced during the Grand Magic Games as such, keeping her identity hidden to surprise Erza.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Millianna absolutely refuses to hurt anything that resembles a cat—even a poorly disguised Natsu.
- Ms. Fanservice: After the Time Skip, Millianna abandons her wholesome, innocent outfit for a midriff-baring Dominatrix bikini with long gloves and kneesocks.
- Older Than She Looks: She looks up to Kagura like her Onee-sama, but the fact of the matter is that they're the same age, with Millianna being slightly older.
- Perky Female Minion: She serves as Jellal's at the Tower of Heaven.
- Revenge Before Reason: She wants to see Jellal dead for killing Simon, and joins Mermaid Heel so she can witness Kagura kill him. However, her hatred is completely shaken after she learns that he was brainwashed by Ultear, who has her own deal of regrets about it, leaving Millianna's feelings towards Jellal uncertain.
- Self-Disposing Villain: A rare heroic example. During her fight with Lyon in the anime, Millianna accidentally knocks herself out by running into a wall after being chased by his ice tiger.
- Sexy Cat Person: She combines her feline theme with heavy sexualisation after the Time Skip.
- She's All Grown Up: She was more of an adorable teenager pre-Time Skip, but after seven years, she's grown into Ms. Fanservice.
- Slasher Smile: Her perpetual Cat Smile becomes this when she's angry.
- Stripperiffic: Her outfit after the second Time Skip doesn't exactly leave much to the imagination.
- Took a Level in Badass: Her fighting skill gets a tremendous boost after the time skip, and when she joins Mermaid Heel, though it's still nothing compared to monsters like Olga, Jura, and a Fairy Glitter-armed Cana.
- Took a Level in Kindness: She went from being a smug villain to a kinder girl thanks to Erza's encouragement.
- Weak, but Skilled: Although her magic and her pure magical power are all rather weak, Millianna proves to be a skilled fighter during the Grand Magic Games, easily taking out Semmes on her own and keeping for a while head on her own both to Yuka and Lyon.
- Whip It Good: Her Nekousoku Tube can be used like a whip.
- Womanchild: She's 23 after the Time Skip, yet she continues to act like a childish Genki Girl.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Her post-Time Skip attire has thigh-high kneesocks held up by a strap.
Voiced by: Harumi Sakurai (Japanese), Vanessa DeSilvio (English)
Araña is a wizard who uses Thread Magic to spin magic spiderwebs from her body.
- Accent Adaptation: Funimation gives her a Spanish accent to go with her Spanish name.
- Animal Motifs: Of a spider. Funnily enough, she actually hates spiders according to her profile.
- Curtains Match the Window: She has green hair and green eyes.
- Dreadlock Warrior: Her dreads are huge and done up in spider-like legs.
- Leotard of Power: Wears a skintight suit with a spider web print.
- Meaningful Name: Araña is literally the Spanish word for "spider".
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is alternatively written as "Alaña Web" by Kodansha.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Fights Ren thinking that a chivalrous member of Blue Pegasus like him Wouldn't Hit a Girl. Sadly for her, Ren decides to break the stereotype.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is a light shade of green.
Voiced by: Miki Narahashi (Japanese), Liza Gonzales (English)
Lislie is a chubby and highly determined woman who can manipulate her own gravity and body mass using Gravity Change.
- Acrofatic: She moves very well despite her bulk. She does, however, turn into a far slimmer and more attractive form after using her powers.
- Ascended Extra: Gets a little bit more focus in the anime adaptation of the Grand Magic Games.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit makes her belly stand out, no matter how bulky she is.
- Big Fun: While she can subvert "Big" part at will, she as the "Fun" part petty down pat, being friendly and supportive of all her teammates.
- Cool Big Sis: Usually the one to offer re-assurance to the other girls.
- Determinator: Despite her girth, she's always determined not to let people underestimate her.
- Fat and Proud: While she has the ability to slim down and could presumably stay like that all the time. She however prefers not to, normally only using this power when she feels she as to. Likewise she tells people not to underestimate her just because she's chubby.
- Gravity Master: She reportedly took lessons from Kagura, using the same abilities as her such as running along walls and undergoing Temporary Bulk Change.
- Mad Libs Catch Phrase: "Don't look down on _______!"
- Nice Girl: She's very supportive and encouraging to her teammates.
- Team Mom: She acts as this often encouraging her teammates. Ironically she as no children of her own.
- Temporary Bulk Change: She can alter her physique to be thin and fit when she wants.
Voiced by: Rie Murakawa (Japanese), Mikaela Krantz (English)
Beth is a young farm girl who uses Vegetable Magic to grow weaponized produce.
- Accent Adaptation: She talks like a hillbilly in the Funimation dub.
- Braids of Action: Her Girlish Pigtails enforce her farm/gardner look, which goes hand in hand well with her magic.
- Disney Death: In the manga of the Alvarez Empire arc, she is seemingly blown up by one of Wall's missiles, and doesn't show up with the rest of her relevant guildmates after the battle in Hargeon is over. Come the finale, where everyone channels their magic power into Fairy Sphere, she's shown to be right as rain. Averted in the anime, where she's shown alive and well when Lislie runs over to check on her right after the attack.
- Farmer's Daughter: She dresses practically in overalls, wears her hair in braids, and has quite an innocent look. She even uses carrots as weapons.
- Green Thumb: She's shown attacking with carrots in the Grand Magic Games, According to her profile, she can do the same with all sorts of fruits and vegetables.
- Hartman Hips: To make up for her lack of breasts, she has large hips to show her femininity.
- The Noseless: Stands out as one of the few ordinary humans characters without a nose, though it's sometimes visible in the anime.
- Youthful Freckles: They make her stand out as Mermaid Heel's youngest, and add to her farm girl look.
Orochi's Fin is a legal guild operating in the kingdom of Fiore by X792, and is in a rival relationship with Lamia Scale.
- Evil Counterpart: To Lamia Scale; both are named after mythological snake monsters and body parts shared by fish, but Lamia is a noble and righteous guild while Orochi is ruthless.
- Odd Name Out: It's the only wizard's guild whose Japanese name has the possessive particle no in the middle (Orochi no Fin), which carries over into English as an "apostrophe s".
- The Rival: They serve as this for Lamia Scale.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: They ravage the town of Marguerite with an army of 100,000 monsters just to get back at Lamia Scale.
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Voiced by: Atsushi Tamaru (Japanese), Cory Phillips (English)
A snakelike member in charge of Orochi's Fin, he is a Beast Master who commands an army of 100,000 monsters.
- The Beastmaster: He can control an army of up to 100,000 monsters, using them to attack Lamia Scale.
- Hellish Pupils: They add to his snake-like appearance.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: He waves a white flag when he sees Natsu withstand Blue Note's gravity field and take him down with a Wave-Motion Gun for a Breath Weapon.
- No Name Given: He's simply called a "beast master", while the anime credits him as the head of Orochi.
- Oral Fixation: He is seen plucking a lolipop off its stick with his snake-like tongue.
- Snake People: He has snake eyes and a forked tongue, fitting for someone from a guild called Orochi's Fin.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: He has yellow eyes in the anime, enhancing his already inhuman look.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The anime depicts him with dark green hair.
Southern Wolves is a mercenary guild whose members are hired to serve as bodyguards. They are led by a woman named "Mama".
- Badass Normal: They don't consist of any magic-users, but their best fighters are capable of holding their own against wizards.
- The Ghost: "Mama" is absent from the entire series.
- Hired Guns: They come from a guild of mercenaries and bodyguards, though their clients are usually thieves and criminals.
The older brother voiced by: Jun Konno (Japanese), Phil Parsons (English)
The younger brother voiced by: Daisuke Endo (Japanese), Brandon Potter (English)
They are a pair of martial artist brothers who are hired by Duke Everlue to kill any wizard who trespasses his property.
- Anime Hair: The younger brother's hair looks like giant palm tree leaves.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: They both openly mock Natsu for being a wizard, whom they believe spend too much time developing their magic that it leaves them physically lacking. Natsu quickly proves that Kung-Fu Wizard are indeed a thing.
- Bald of Awesome: The older brother has no hair save his ponytail. In the anime post-Time Skip, however, he grows a full head of hair.
- Bash Brothers: They're both expert martial artists and work best as a team.
- Big Little Brother: The younger brother towers over the older.
- The Bus Came Back: They return in a post-Time Skip Filler episode in the anime to fight Gray.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: It's not known whether "Mama" is their actual mother, but they hold her in high regard either way.
- Facial Markings: The older brother has kanji tattoos on the cardinal points of his face that read "up, down, left, and right". It's taken even further in the anime after the Time Skip, where he has four diagonal marks reading "upper-left, upper right, lower-left, and lower-right".
- Frying Pan of Doom: The older brother wields a giant frying pan as a weapon. It can deflect fire attacks, as well as ice attacks after the Time Skip.
- Gratuitous English: The older brother drops English phrases in Japanese like "Good afternoon" and "Goodbye".
- Improbable Weapon User: The older brother uses a giant frying pan as his weapon. It's good for catapulting his younger brother into the air, and can absorb and reflect fire-based attacks.
- Martial Arts Headband: The younger brother wears one that occasionally covers his eyes.
- Meaningful Name: They call themselves the "Vanish" brothers because they make others vanish.
- No Name Given: Apart from the name "Vanish", they have no known names of their own.
- Oh, Crap!: The average man's typical reaction to seeing Natsu unfazed by fire.
- Perpetual Frowner: The older brother only cracks a smile when he thinks he has Natsu beat.
- Playing with Fire: The older brother specializes in fighting fire wizards, as his frying pan can absorb flames and send them back empowered to the caster. Naturally, this doesn't work on Natsu, a wizard impervious to fire magic.
- Sibling Team: The fact that they're brothers is a part of their team name, and they fight in tandem with each other.
- Sinister Schnoz: The younger brother has a giant hooked nose.
- The Stoic: The older brother has a confident calm most of the time. Then he meets Natsu...
- Underestimating Badassery: They've heard the rumors of Salamander, but to them, he's just an average Joe who knows a few fire tricks. Then they make the mistake of thinking they can use his fire against him.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: They are well aware of the Squishy Wizard trope, and as such trained to be Badass Normal while using means to counter magic. Unfortunately for them, this just happens to be an universe full of insanely powerful Kung-Fu Wizards, Natsu included.
Sylph Labyrinth is not a magic guild, but a treasure hunter guild that specializes in using advanced weaponry and shady tricks to find rare and priceless artifacts. Three of Fairy Tail's founding fathers—Yuri, Precht, and Warrod—originally hailed from this guild.
- Badass Normal: Despite having no magic whatsoever, their wits and advanced weaponry allow them to fight on par with Fairy Tail's strongest team.
- Dub Name Change: In the English dub, Sniper Drake is "Drake the Sniper", Sword Hiroshi is "Hiroshi the Sword", and Hammer Rala is "Rala the Hammer".
- Generation Xerox: The trio's identical great-grandfathers are shown in the anime adaptation of Fairy Tail Zero. They are also complete Jerkasses, convinced that Yuri, Precht, and Warrod's guild will crash and burn, but nevertheless figured they'd have a blast either way.
- He-Man Woman Hater: They tell Lucy, Wendy, and Flare that they should be shaking their butts for them instead of fighting (Virgo complies). It's nothing short of karma, then, that the girls take them out in the next minute.
- His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Their weapons—Sniper, Sword, and Hammer—are actually a part of their names, evidenced by their ancestors in the anime going by the exact same names.
- Insistent Terminology: As they put it themselves, they're "treasure hunters", not "thieves".
- Lack of Empathy: They care more for getting their hands on the Eternal Flame of Sun Village than the lives of the villagers, demonstrated when they attack the frozen giants just to prove their point.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: They look like small fries and have their own personality quirks, but to Natsu and friends' shock, they pose a very nice challenge.
- Mundanger: After beating the strongest guild in Fiore (though not without some struggle), Fairy Tail is quite shocked to find that these non-magical treasure hunters actually pose a decent challenge.
- No Honor Among Thieves: According to Yuri, the whole guild is nothing but a bunch of untrustworthy scumbags with the sole exception of Precht and Warrod.
- One Degree of Separation: This guild turns out to be the same guild three of Fairy Tail's founding fathers came from. Not to mention, one of those founders went on to form Grimoire Heart, one of the deadliest dark guilds of its time.
- Power Trio: Drake, Hiroshi, and Rala travel and fight as a team.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: They're one of the few in the series that operate independently rather than an Arc Villain, yet they are not the only obstacle in the story arc they feature in.
- Treasure Hunter: Their guild's members specialize in hunting treasure for profit. They also have their own tournament, the Grand Treasure Games.
- A Twinkle in the Sky: Lucy, Wendy, and Flare pull this on them upon their defeat.
- Underestimating Badassery: As good of a fight they put up against Fairy Tail, they make the mistake of thinking they're just another average wizard guild.
Voiced by: Taishi Murata (Japanese), Alejandro Saab (English)
Drake is one of a three-man team exploring the Village of the Sun. He's the team's sniper who wields a Type 74 long-distance rifle.
- Badass Bandolier: Wears one to go with the sniper motif.
- Friendly Sniper: Zig-zagged. He seems like a goofy and slightly dimwitted guy, but turns into a Cold Sniper once he's actually behind the scope.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: He is able to shoot down arrows fired by Sagittarius, a non-human master archer.
- Near Misses: Most of his shots end up as this courtesy of Wendy's quick reflexes allowing her to Dodge the Bullet. He eventually takes out Sagittarius after a couple of Shoot the Bullet exchanges, though.
- Long-Range Fighter: Type 1, exclusively long range.
- Oh, Crap!: He is so fixated on trying to provide cover for his guild mates, he doesn't notice Leo sneaking up behind him.
- Shoot the Bullet: He can shoot Sagittarius's arrows out of the air, and vice versa.
Voiced by: Kenta Sasa (Japanese), Scott Frerichs (English)
Hiroshi is one of a three-man team exploring the Village of the Sun. He handles a mechanical chain blade that can change length and convert into a machine gun.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: A thrust from his Chain Blade creates a shockwave that can cut down anything a few feet away from it.
- Anime Hair: Has five long spikes in his hair.
- Boring, but Practical: His knot-tying skill may not seem like much, but it does let him get the drop on hair magic users like Flare.
- Cool Sword: An extendable chain blade that can also turn into a gun.
- Insult Backfire: He calls Lucy's friends 10 years too young to be fighting treasure hunters like them. Lucy turns this on its head by calling the treasure hunters 100 years too young to be fighting wizards.
- Oh, Crap!: He thinks he has Flare beat just because he tangled her hair. Too bad for him, she can extend it.
- Perma-Stubble: He has hair right on the tip of his chin.
- Swiss Army Weapon: His Chain Blade can change its length and convert into a machine gun.
- Unusual Eyebrows: They're shaped like reed stalks.
- Verbal Tic: "Super!" At one point, he and Rala get so flustered that they switch phrases.
- Weapon Across the Shoulder: His default resting position for his sword.
Voiced by: Shinnosuke Ogami (Japanese), Nick Landis (English)
Rala is one of a three-man team exploring the Village of the Sun. He carries a fully functional hand-shaped hammer called Stronger.
- Drop the Hammer: A strange case in that it's shaped and functions like a hand.
- Gonk: He has a giant, blocky head.
- Named Weapons: His hammer, "Stronger".
- Oh, Crap!: Happens with Wendy breaking free from his weapon and literally breaking it in the process.
- Sticks to the Back: He carries his hammer on his back.
- Verbal Tic: "Duuun!" At one point, he and Hiroshi get so flustered that they switch phrases.
- Weird Beard: The best way to describe his beard is that it's shaped like a rampart.