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Films: Phoenix Priestess | Dragon Cry
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The Heartfilia Konzern, owned by the wealthy Heartfilia family, is one of the richest and most powerful families in the Kingdom of Fiore. They are also the host of a long line of celestial wizards dating as far back as the age of dragons 400 years ago. However, in the aftermath of the guild war between Phantom Lord and Fairy Tail, the company is eventually bought out by their rivals, the Junelle Corporation.
- Ancient Order of Protectors: The Heartfilia family secretly kept an Eclipse Gate (implied to be the same used by the royal family) constructed on Zeref's behalf for centuries, using it to bring the Dragon Slayers to the present.
- Generation Xerox: Lucy bears an uncanny resemblance to the other females in her family, even her distant ancestor Anna.
- It Runs in the Family: A proficiency for Celestial Magic is strong in the Heartfilia bloodline, and has been for centuries, dating all the way back to 400 years ago.
- Musical Theme Naming: According to Hiro Mashima, most of the family's known members are named after songs by The Beatles: Lucy after "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", Jude after "Hey Jude", Anna after "Anna (Go to Him)", and even anime-exclusive distant cousin Michelle Lobster after "Michelle". Layla is the Odd Name Out, being the wife of Beatle George Harrison and, infamously, the subject of the song "Layla" by occasional Beatles collaborator Eric Clapton.
- Start My Own: Once Layla becomes pregnant with Lucy, Jude decides to form the Heartfilia Konzern using the money he and Layla obtained while becoming members.
Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (Japanese), Bill Jenkins (English)
Jude is Lucy's father, Layla's widower and the founder of the Heartfilia Konzern. Layla's death drove a wedge between him and their daughter for six years, motivating Lucy to leave her wealthy life behind to join Fairy Tail. He hires Phantom Lord to retrieve his daughter for the Konzern's opportunities, indirectly causing the guild war with Fairy Tail. After losing both Lucy and his fortune in the guild war's aftermath, Jude dedicates the rest of his life to atoning for his misdeeds as a father.
- Abusive Parent: When we first meet him, he's neglectful and harsh to the young Lucy as she was growing up. Not to mention that his grief over Layla's death had an impact on their relationship. Fortunately, he atones for his misdeeds after he loses everything.
- Adult Fear: A few weeks after he reconciles with Lucy and manages to get over the sudden death of Layla, she and her friends are attacked and seemingly killed. Even worse when Lucy returns and finds out that he's been sending her birthday presents every year since her disappearance... and then died a month before her return.
- Archnemesis Dad: He immediately becomes one to Lucy after she realized that he indirectly caused the guild war in his efforts bring her back home. Their relationship gets better later on to the point that Jude sends her the rent payment for her apartment during her disappearance on Sirius Island.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: A father-daughter example, though they're sadly not together when their love for each other is proven: before his death, Jude sends Lucy gifts (including a year's worth of rent money) every year on her birthday for the seven years she is missing, because he has that much faith she is still alive. It's thanks to this that Lucy finally admits her own love for her father.
- Beard of Sorrow: He grows a long beard in the time between Phantom Lord's defeat and the Battle of Fairy Tail.
- Break the Haughty: He's a neglectful Well-Intentioned Extremist who is willing to bring her daughter back to keep the Konzern afloat even if he indirectly risks a guild war in the process. In the aftermath, Jude loses his daughter, the Konzern gets bought out by the Junelles, and he's down on his luck.
- Broken Pedestal: He becomes one for Lucy when his neglectfulness stemming from his grief over losing Layla causes her daughter to run off and join Fairy Tail. One year later, Lucy disowns him after he hires Phantom Lord to retrieve her for his business opportunities, inadvertently causing the guild war in the process. Fortunately, their relationship gets better once Jude loses his fortune.
- Brutal Honesty: He bluntly tells Lucy that she shouldn't have ran off without telling him where she was going as well as causing trouble to those around her thanks to her actions. As it turns out, her running off caused Jude to retrieve her for his business opportunities only to cause a guild war with Fairy Tail.
- Bus Crash: He was completely absent following the Battle of Fairy Tail arc, and it's later revealed that he died working himself to death trying to atone for his misdeeds during Lucy's seven-year disappearance on Sirius Island.
- Character Development: He goes from a workaholic and neglectful but well-meaning businessman to a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, especially after he decides to atone for his misguided actions.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: As the head of the Heartfilia Konzern, he's willing to do anything to keep the Konzern afloat, even if it means hiring Phantom Lord to retrieve Lucy for an Arranged Marriage and indirectly risking a guild war with Fairy Tail. Well, until he loses everything after the Junelle Corporation buys out the Konzern.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Layla's sacrifice turned him into a jerkish and neglectful father to the point that Lucy decided to leave her family life behind and join Fairy Tail.
- Defrosting Ice King: When Lucy calls out Jude on nearly getting her and her friends from Fairy Tail killed thanks to him hiring Phantom Lord and the Konzern goes bankrupt, he starts to realize that he's been a bad father and decides to become The Atoner for his misdeeds. Before he dies during Lucy's disappearance, he wrote a letter admitting that he truly loves her.
- Didn't See That Coming: He didn't realize that Lucy would call him out on how he inadvertently caused Phantom Lord to start a guild war with Fairy Tail when she first reunites with him.
- Easily Forgiven: A particularly tragic example. Lucy forgives Jude for his earlier harsh behavior towards her the moment she reads a posthumous letter in which Jude admits that he truly loves her.
- Fantasy-Forbidding Father: This is all but stated to be the reason why Lucy joined Fairy Tail. He's so insistent on having Lucy bear a son through an Arranged Marriage in order for the family to have a heir that he tries to reign in Lucy's impulses to become a wizard and join the guild. He ultimately reconsiders after losing his business.
- Fatal Flaw: His workaholic tendencies after Layla's death not only pushed Lucy away for six years, but it ultimately leads to his untimely demise one month before Lucy and her friends return from Sirius Island.
- For Want of a Nail: He requests Phantom Lord to retrieve Lucy by force for an Arranged Marriage, which leads to the latter destroying Fairy Tail's guildhall and causing the guild war between both guilds.
- Freudian Excuse: His jerkish and neglectful personality is rooted in Layla's death.
- Good Parents: Jude may have made a catastrophic mistake by hiring Phantom Lord to bring her back for an Arranged Marriage one year after she runs off, but he's eventually shown to have been a good father towards Lucy, especially when he loses his business and Lucy rescues him.
- Happily Married: He and Layla were deeply in love with each other, before her Heroic Sacrifice.
- Heel Realization: He has a major one immediately after Lucy disowns him for inadvertently helping a guild war come into play, which caused pain and suffering for Fairy Tail.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Hiring Phantom Lord to bring Lucy back for an Arranged Marriage ends up causing the latter to disown him.
- Horrible Judge of Character: He puts too much trust in Phantom Lord, thinking that their retrieval of Lucy would help improve his family business through an Arranged Marriage. Predictably, it doesn't end well.
- Humble Pie: He's deeply affected by his failed Arranged Marriage attempt with Lucy; not only was he indirectly responsible for instigating the guild war with Phantom Lord and Fairy Tail, but he loses his daughter and his business afterwards. He becomes less of a jerkass by the time of the Battle of Fairy Tail, to the point that, after Lucy rescues him from Naked Mummy, he finally begins to repair their fractured relationship.
- It's All About Me: He doesn't seem to care much about her daughter's well-being when we first see him because of his workaholic behavior.
- I Want Grandkids: This is the main reason behind his request for Phantom Lord to retrieve Lucy. Not only does he want his daughter inherit the vast wealth, but he wants her to have a son.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Jude mentions that regardless of him not spending time with Lucy after Layla's death, she probably shouldn't have ran off without telling him where she was going. A reasonable point, since Lucy admitted her regret in doing so when she returned.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He might have been a neglectful parent at best, but he's far from a bad guy. The reason for his initial personality is because he was a workaholic, especially after Layla died. Fortunately, what Jude does after losing everything by the Battle of Fairy Tail easily makes up for his actions and, as evidenced in his final letter to Lucy, he has always loved her.
- Kick the Dog: He pulls a Not Now, Kiddo on Lucy when she tries to give him a rice ball she made for him, on her 11th birthday no less, due to his understandable grief over Layla's death. After a huge amount of Character Development on his part, Jude decides to make up for what he did to his daughter.
- Laser-Guided Karma: His workaholic behavior and desperate efforts to have Phantom Lord retrieve Lucy for an Arranged Marriage frustrates Lucy to the point where she actually refuses to return home once the guild war is over. Then he loses his business when the Junelle family buys it out, and he has no one to blame but himself.
- Life's Work Ruined: After Layla's death, Jude spends seven years trying to help his family business. Then, when Lucy runs off, Jude hires Phantom Lord to retrieve her for an Arranged Marriage so that the Konzern can expand on the Heartfilia Railways. Due to a combination of tragic events, however, Lucy breaks off the arranged marriage and the Heartfilia Konzern gets absorbed by the Junelle Corporation. After experiencing a subsequent Heel Realization, he decides to atone for his misdeeds for the rest of his life.
- The Lost Lenore: Layla dies seven years before Lucy joins Fairy Tail and it turns out to be his justification for his neglectful behavior towards Lucy.
- Married to the Job: After Layla's death, Jude immersed himself in his work. As such he had no time for his daughter to the point where he eventually hires Phantom Lord to retrieve her for an Arranged Marriage. When Lucy realizes that he would do anything to bring her back, she brutally chastises him for inadvertently causing her and Fairy Tail grief. It's also how he loses everything else.
- Must Make Amends: He decides to make amends with Lucy after the Heartfilia Konzern is bought out by the Junelle Corporation by the end of the Battle of Fairy Tail.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After Lucy chastises him following Phantom Lord's defeat; the guilt-ridden look on his face the moment Lucy leaves says it all.
- Not Now, Kiddo: When Lucy made a rice ball for him on her 11th birthday, he understandably didn't want to be disturbed in doing his work.
- Oh, Crap!: He has a moment of utter disbelief when he realizes that Lucy isn't going to go through with his arranged marriage after all.
- Parental Neglect: His grief over Layla's death resulted in him becoming a workaholic father and as such, didn't spend time with Lucy to the point that she left to become a wizard. When Lucy rescues him from Naked Mummy and eventually disappears on Sirius Island for seven years, however, he atones for his misdeeds by sending gifts and rent money each year—and on her birthday no less—until he dies.
- Parents in Distress: Jude ends up being rescued by Lucy when the latter hears that Love & Lucky has been taken over by Naked Mummy.
- Pet the Dog: Once Lucy rescues him, he atones for his misdeeds to the point that he wrote a letter to her before his death.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Jude gives one to Lucy for leaving her home to join Fairy Tail, stating that he would've been forced to destroy Fairy Tail if she stayed at the guild any longer and calls her out on how her actions can cause trouble to those around her.
- Rebuilt Pedestal: After losing his fortune and realizing his own foolishness, Jude begins to rebuild his relationship with his daughter. However, it's after he dies and proves his devotion to Lucy when she goes missing for seven years that Lucy admits for the first time in years that she loves him, too.
- Redemption Equals Death: While attempting to repair his relationship with Lucy to make up for what he did, Jude died during Lucy's seven-year disappearance. Played with in the sense that Lucy viewed it as a blink of an eye when she returned.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: After losing all his money, Jude demands Lucy to give him 100,000 Jewels, which is even more than her monthly rent but paltry in the eyes of a former multi-millionaire. Later on, he points out he was just asking for money to pay for a ride to work, and severely overestimated the cost, as Lucy lampshades.
- Riches to Rags: Around the time after the Battle of Fairy Tail, he's down on his luck and had to sell the Konzern to the Junelle Corporation just to get by.
- Self-Made Man: He apparently worked himself up the ladder, starting with the merchant guild Love & Lucky where he met Layla. After losing everything, he decides to work himself up from the bottom once again.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Regardless of her Heroic Sacrifice, Jude has never stopped loving Layla.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Despite playing an overall minor role in the series, he's responsible for requesting Phantom Lord to retrieve Lucy for an Arranged Marriage - which Jose Porla uses in an effort to make his guild the most powerful in the country - along with everything that followed.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: His grief over Layla's death caused him to become a neglectful and jerkish father to Lucy. But he's still a good guy underneath it all, and he atones for his misdeeds after getting over Layla's death.
- Took a Level in Kindness: When Lucy rescues Jude from Naked Mummy around the time after Laxus's expulsion, he starts to make amends with their relationship to the point where he sends her money to pay the rent for the apartment until his death, even after she disappears on Sirius Island.
- Was Too Hard on Her: When Jude reunites with Lucy in the aftermath of the Battle of Fairy Tail, he blames himself for his earlier actions. And he's not wrong in doing so.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He takes desperate measures to bring Lucy home unharmed to help his family business. Unfortunately for him, it turns out to be a big mistake as it indirectly helps Phantom Lord instigate a guild war against Fairy Tail and affects Lucy on a very personal level.
- Workaholic: He became focused on his work after Layla's death, resulting in his neglectfulness towards Lucy. It eventually got to the point where Lucy left to join Fairy Tail and eventually disowned him once the battle with Phantom Lord is over. It's also indicated that, despite finally making amends with Lucy, his workaholic tendencies ultimately became his Fatal Flaw.
Voiced by: Aya Hirano (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English)
Layla is Lucy's mother, whose death in X777 connects her with the disappearance of the dragons that same year. She is also a Celestial Wizard, and the original owner of the Zodiac spirits Cancer, Capricorn, and Aquarius.
- 100% Adoration Rating: She was utterly adored by everyone who knew her in life. The only person who truly hates her is Brandish, but she reconsiders when she learns the real reason why her mother was killed.
- Ancestral Weapon: She was a celestial wizard like her daughter, and passed the keys of Cancer, Capricorn, and Aquarius down to her.
- Cast from Lifespan: Without all twelve gold keys, she had to use her life force to compensate when she opened the Eclipse Gate for the Dragon Slayers to arrive 400 years after Anna, Zeref, and the dragons concocted their plan to kill Acnologia. Unfortunately, the effort still killed her.
- Death by Origin Story: Her death inspires Lucy to become a celestial wizard herself.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: When she was alive, she's shown to be a very caring mother towards Lucy.
- De-Power: She died of magic deficiency disease, a complete physical breakdown caused when a wizard suddenly loses every bit of his or her magic power at once. It's revealed in the Alvarez Empire arc that she sacrificed her own life force to open the Eclipse Gate for the Dragon Slayers to arrive.
- Good Parents: She was a loving mother to Lucy, who continues to miss her even as a teenager.
- Hair Decorations: She wears a pink, lacy headband.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's golden-haired blonde and one of the most unquestionably good characters in the whole series.
- Happily Married: Before her death, she and Jude were in a loving, close marriage.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She uses her own life force to compensate for the lack of the final key needed to open Eclipse and let the seven Dragon Slayers to come to the present... which drains up all her energy and causes her to die.
- Ill Girl: Three years before Lucy was born, she suffered from magic deficiency disease, which forced her to retire as a wizard. Eventually, she used the last of her life force to open Eclipse, which ultimately killed her.
- Mistaken for Murderer: Brandish thinks that Layla killed her own mother, Grammi, over Aquarius's key. However, she eventually realizes that the latter inadvertently caused Layla's death.
- The Ojou: She was a very polite and composed person and highly respected and loved by those who knew her.
- Pimped-Out Dress: She is almost always seen wearing a pink, frilly dress befitting the wife of an ultra-rich industrialist.
- Plot-Triggering Death: Her death sets the plot of Fairy Tail into motion.
- Posthumous Character: She died the same year the dragons disappeared in X777.
- Progressively Prettier: Her appearance in the manga goes from looking a bit aged to only looking slightly older than her daughter.
- Proper Lady: She was a cultured, graceful and elegant celestial wizard.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Despite appearing exclusively as a Posthumous Character, she was instrumental in Zeref and the dragons' plan to kill Acnologia, waiting her entire life for the day when she'd open Eclipse for the Dragon Slayers after 400 years. This action set the series's plot in motion, and without her, Lucy would have never met Natsu.
- Teen Pregnancy: Layla had her daughter when she was 19.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She was a kind owner to her spirits, and is greatly missed by her loved ones, who all have nothing but good things to say about her. She also used her own life force to bring the Dragon Slayers 400 years from the past.
Voiced by: Aya Endo (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English)
Anna is distant ancestor of the Heartfilia family, and a famous Celestial Wizard. She was recruited by Zeref for a centuries-long plan to defeat Acnologia once and for all, though her role is more direct than it initially seems.
- The Archmage: Aquarius acknowledges Anna to be quite a powerful celestial wizard. Coming from Aquarius, especially at a time in which Lucy has taken several levels in badass, that's saying a lot.
- Catchphrase: "Everything has a proper order."
- Deus ex Machina: There is absolutely zero buildup to her appearance in the present beforehand, and it happens right when it appears there is no hope of beating Acnologia, whom she also happens to have figured out how to defeat.
- Disney Death: She appears to be trapped inside the space between time after trying to take Acnologia with her. However, after Acnologia simply eats his way out, Anna manages to safely escape with him.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Anna makes a speaking appearance in front of Layla's grave at the very beginning of the Avatar arc in the anime, an entire story arc before her actual debut outside of flashbacks towards the end of the Alvarez Empire arc.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: Shows up in the climax of the Alvarez Empire arc with a plan to stop Acnologia by displacing him in time via a Temporal Paradox.
- Enemy Mine: While Zeref might not have been that bad of a guy at the time, he was still a master of The Dark Arts, and she was still working with him on a centuries-long scheme to eliminate an even greater threat.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: She wears a very skintight outfit in the past, to the point where the only parts of her upper body that can't be seen are her nipples. She is later seen wearing a more conservative robe.
- Generation Xerox: She's Lucy's ancestor by four centuries and still looks exactly like her, to the point where Natsu can't tell them apart when he sees her image. Even after spending about two decades or so in the future, she just looks like an older, tired Lucy.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: She shares this role with Igneel in Zeref's plan to defeat Acnologia, at least before Zeref became the Big Bad. She also happens to have been around since the very beginning, but had good reason not to involve herself in the struggle against Zeref as she kept herself busy by setting up her own contingency against Acnologia.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's a very caring individual, par the course for Lucy's known female ancestry.
- Hot Teacher: She taught literacy to Natsu, Gajeel, Wendy, Sting, and Rogue when they were very young. She was also very beautiful, and is still quite stunning despite having aged 15 years in the present. By the end of the series, she takes up the occupation of teacher in a small village.
- It's All My Fault: The anime shows that Anna fell into a Heroic BSoD when she learned her descendant Layla died opening Eclipse for the sake of her plan, reacting to the news like a parent would their child.
- Long Game: Her plan with Zeref was to Fling a Light into the Future (specifically the Dragon Slayers, one of whom was Natsu) using the Eclipse Gate, and have one of her distant descendants open Eclipse on the other side. Meanwhile, she would ensure her entire family dedicated themselves to this goal in the future, while Zeref takes The Slow Path to the future. Where this went wrong was Zeref's immortality, his deteriorating opinion on humanity, and his disastrous courtship with Mavis.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Her plan to send Acnologia into the space between time not only fails miserably, but also makes him even stronger than before when he gains godlike strength because of it. The only thing that keeps it from being completely in Acnologia's favor the fact that he has to split his body and soul in order to escape, which ultimately works in the heroes' advantage towards beating him.
- Parental Substitute: She was supposed to become the Dragon Slayers' caretaker in the dragons' absence when they came to the present, until an unexpected force scattered the five children across the land.
- Posthumous Character: Subverted. Even though she lived 400 years ago, she survives in the present day thanks to Eclipse.
- Remember the New Guy?: She's a key figure in the Dragon Slayers' backstory and Zeref's conspiracy to defeat Acnologia, yet the first we ever hear of her is during the climactic Alvarez Empire arc. It's somewhat mitigated by the fact that her actions fill in a few of the series' Plot Holes, and that the Dragon Slayers' memories of her were jumbled when they passed through Eclipse because of their age—case in point, she taught Natsu how to read and write, yet Natsu only recalls Igneel teaching him—but it's jarring nonetheless.
- Senseless Sacrifice: Her and Ichiya's decision to take Acnologia with them into the space between time does no good, since he breaks out anyway. The only small light is the fact that she and Ichiya survived as well, if only because Acnologia threw them out because he didn't care about them.
- Ship Tease: She gets some with Ichiya of all people, forming an alliance with him and calling him a handsome man when he stays by her to perform a Senseless Sacrifice.
- Summon Magic: Naturally, as a celestial wizard. It's all but stated she possessed all twelve Zodiac keys at one point in time, as she wouldn't have been able to open Eclipse without them.
- Textile Work Is Feminine: Anna is the one who made Natsu's scarf, knitting them out of Igneel's scales.
- Time Travel: She used Zeref's Eclipse Gate to send the Dragon Slayers and herself to the present era, where magic is more abundant and defeating Acnologia becomes possible. She also came with them, intending to look over them.
- Walking Spoiler: It's virtually impossible to mention her without also mentioning all the ways she's involved in the main plot. Even trickier is the fact that she's also still alive in the present era.
Voiced by: Ryouko Tanaka (Japanese), Melanie Mason (English)
Spetto is the Heartfilia family maid, whom Layla entrusted with Cancer's Gatekey until Lucy came of age.
- Maid and Maiden: Spetto has this dynamic with Lucy, being an archetypal Maid.
- Put on a Bus: She isn't seen again after the Heartfilia manor is bought out.
- Small Role, Big Impact:
- In the Memory Days OVA, Spetto is the first one to tell young Lucy about Fairy Tail after she'd been rescued by her present self, setting Lucy on the course to joining the guild.
- On a smaller note, Spetto is revealed in the Alvarez Empire arc to be the one Layla entrusted with the key of Cancer to pass on to Lucy.
- Tears of Joy: She's overcome with tears when Lucy returns home after running away a year ago.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair.
Zoldio, a.k.a. Caprico
Voiced by: Manami Numakura (Japanese)
Grammi is Brandish's mother, and one of Layla Heartfilia's friends. She was entrusted with Aquarius's Gatekey, but was killed by Zoldio around the time of Layla's demise.
- Create Your Own Villain: By inadvertently causing Layla's death, Grammi was eventually killed by Zoldio, leading to her daughter's misguided revenge plot against the Heartfilias for it.
- Curtains Match the Window: Green hair, green eyes.
- Death by Origin Story: Grammi's death had a major impact on Brandish to the point she decides to commit a misguided Roaring Rampage of Revenge on the Heartfilia family for their involvement.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Based on Aquarius's memories of her, Grammi was a doting mother to Brandish.
- Despair Event Horizon: She hits one after she fails to get Aquarius's key back to Layla before Eclipse can be opened.
- Good Parents: She was a loving mother to Brandish, who continues to miss her even as an adult. Her death caused Brandish to enter Roaring Rampage of Revenge mode.
- Hair Decorations: She has the same cross-shaped ribbons as Brandish does.
- In the Back: Her killer, Zoldio, snuck up and stabbed her with a dagger from behind because he was distraught over Layla's death.
- Last Request: As she was killed by Zoldio, her dying words to him were to spare Brandish's life.
- My God, What Have I Done?: It's clear from her expression when she realizes that she failed to return Aquarius's key to Layla that she was thinking exactly this trope.
- My Greatest Failure: This is how she views Layla's Heroic Sacrifice to open Eclipse. The Alvarez Empire arc reveals that after she received Layla's summons a week late, Grammi rushed to Layla's side with Aquarius's key. Unfortunately, she was so horrified to learn that Layla has already used up her life force to open Eclipse. In her dying moments, Grammi never forgave herself whatsoever for this.
- Plot-Triggering Death: Her death indirectly sets off Brandish's Roaring Rampage of Revenge against the Heartfilias.
- Poor Communication Kills: When the time came for Layla to open Eclipse for the Dragon Slayers, she sent out a request that all Zodiac keys be returned to unlock the door, but news reached Grammi an entire week late because she was across the sea on Alakitasia. By the time she rushed to Layla's side, it was too late: the latter was forced to make up for the lack of Aquarius's key with her own magic, and ultimately her life.
- Posthumous Character: She was killed around the same time Layla died.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is spelled as "Grammie" by Funimation and Crunchyroll.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She bears an uncanny resemblance to her daughter Brandish the same way Layla does for Lucy, wearing the same Hair Decorations as her.
- Summon Magic: She's implied that she was also a celestial mage, since Aquarius was present in her daughter's childhood after Layla gave her the key to the spirit to keep it.
- Tears of Remorse: She cries in despair over how her actions inadvertently led to Layla's death, from the point she visited her bedside right up until her murder shortly after.
- Tragic Mistake: Upon receiving Layla's summons a week late, Grammi rushed to Layla's side and realized that the latter has used up her own life force. Although Grammi regretted her actions, Brandish learning about her mother's death fully caused her transformation into a villain.
- We Used to Be Friends: Brandish, being an Unreliable Expositor, mistakenly thinks Layla killed Grammi over Aquarius's key, thus ending their friendship. However, it never occurs to her that Grammi did return the key because she felt unworthy of it after she inadvertently caused Layla's death, with the two remaining friends for the rest of their lives.
Also known as the Demons from the Book of Zeref. Feared far and wide as terrible forces of destruction, these demons live to carry out their creator's legacy of mayhem and death, believing this is what they were made for. In reality, they were born out of Zeref's desire to die and escape his cursed existence.
- Always Chaotic Evil: Every Etherious that appears in the series is a remorseless killing machine, and they're one of the only groups of villains that Fairy Tail is willing to use lethal force against.
- Can't Live Without You: Zeref programmed all of them to die the moment his life would end. Justified, as Zeref didn't want to cause any more trouble once he was gone.
- Curse: Their method of attack is curse power (juhou), which is distinct from magic (mahou) as it draws purely from negative emotions and doesn't require Ether-nano to use.
- Meaningful Name: Zeref so named them after creating them from the Ether-nano (raw magic energy) in Earth-land's atmosphere.
- One-Man Army: Franmalth describes his kind as being capable of taking on an entire kingdom's military force. Only the most powerful groups and/or individual wizards are able to take them out.
- One-Winged Angel: A good number of Etherious posses their own "Etherious Form", a more monstrous appearance that unleashes their true destructive potential.
- Person of Mass Destruction: All Etherious possess such a vast scale of power and deadly skills that they represent a serious threat across the continent of Ishgal.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The Kodansha translation initially spelled their name as "Aetherious". This would've led to a Dub-Induced Plot Hole when the explicitly named "E.N.D." turned out to stand for "Etherious Natsu Dragneel" had it not been changed.
- Undying Loyalty: They are loyal to their creator, Zeref, and commit terrible acts of destruction and mayhem under the belief that this is part of his will.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: To Zeref, despite never having actually met him in person. Their primary goal is to meet him for the first time, and most of their villainy is merely them doing what they think Zeref wants from them.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Fairy Tail has a Thou Shalt Not Kill rule against humans, but when given the opportunity against an Etherious, they have no issue taking their lives. Justified as Etherious are Always Chaotic Evil.
Voiced by: Ryoko Ono (Japanese), Maxey Whitehead (English)
A demon flute crafted to lull all who hear its melody into an eternal slumber. The dark guild Eisenwald acquires it in a plot to assassinate Fiore's guild masters, not realizing the flute has a mind of its own.
- Ambiguous Gender: It's rather difficult to pin down Lullaby's gender, especially since it talks with both a male and a female voice in the anime.
- Artifact of Doom: Though its true form is a colossal demon, it commonly takes the form of a three-eyed, skull-shaped flute of death.
- Brown Note: It is said to kill all who hear its melody, not that it ever gets a chance to demonstrate.
- Butt-Monkey: Despite its gargantuan size, it's a complete small-fry compared to Zeref's other demons, and is even treated as a bit of a joke in the anime.
- Diabolus ex Nihilo: The demon comes out of the flute with no warning, is given a tiny bit of backstory as a servant of Zeref, and is made short work of almost as fast. Even Kageyama, the guy who stole the flute to use himself, knew nothing about the monster.
- Fluffy the Terrible: A devilish instrument of death named after a bedtime song.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Of the Lullaby arc. It's Erigor who leads Eisenwald to kill the guild masters, but Lullaby is more powerful.
- Hypocrite: It fearfully calls Natsu a monster in the anime after seeing him suck up the flames left by its attacks. This is coming from a textbook example of a monster.
- Logical Weakness: In the anime, Natsu and co.'s attacks wind up punching holes in Lullaby's body, which messes up its sound and renders it unable to play its music. Given that it is essentially still a flute in its demon form, this doesn't come as a surprise to our heroes.
- Magic Music: Its sound causes death to those who hear it.
- Meaningful Name: A lullaby is a song one plays to help someone fall asleep. It doesn't sound so terrifying until Lucy realizes that this particular flute's song forces those who hear it into eternal sleep.
- One-Winged Angel: Turns from a flute into a demon.
- Rent-a-Zilla: Its true form is large enough to step on your average building.
- Voice of the Legion: In the anime, it speaks with two overlapping voices: a raspy masculine voice and a deep feminine voice.
A demon who rampaged across Earth-land ten years ago, killing the families of Gray and many others until the ice wizard Ur sacrificed herself to defeat him. Though no longer an active threat, Deliora's legacy comes back to haunt Gray several times.
- And I Must Scream: He spent nearly a decade trapped in ice that cannot melt through normal means that constantly drained his energy. He'd been in there for so long that when he was finally released, he died on the spot.
- Arch-Enemy: Served as this for eight-year-old Gray, who dedicated himself to learning magic for the sole purpose of defeating him, although Ur managed to kill him before Gray ever had the chance to.
- Breath Weapon: Depicted as a fiery breath in the manga, and a Wave Motion Gun in the anime.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Subverted. At first it seems Deliora has returned in the Tartaros arc as one of the Nine Demon Gates, possessing the body of Gray's father Silver to take revenge. Then it turns out it was a bluff Silver pulled on Gray so he'd get riled up enough to kill him.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Of the Galuna Island arc. Lyon seeks to free him so he can defeat him and boost his own ego. He's also a key figure in Gray's backstory, killing his parents and Ur.
- Harmless Freezing: Subverted. He seems perfectly fine at first once the Iced Shell starts to melt, only for him to die not long after he's free.
- Kill It with Ice: Ur defeats Deliora by using Iced Shell, a Dangerous Forbidden Technique that perma-freezes the demon by turning her own body into ice, and slowly kills him over the course of 10 years.
- Knight of Cerebus: While Fairy Tail has dealt with death and peril before, Deliora's introduction and dark history with Gray mark the series' first real case of Cerebus Syndrome. This is especially evident in the anime, which took a lighter and sillier approach to the story up until his first appearance, which plays out virtually free of any gags.
- Leitmotif: His anime theme comes with Ominous Latin Chanting, or something of that ilk.
- Literally Shattered Lives: His body crumbles apart shortly after being thawed out of its ice prison.
- Red Baron: He is known as the "Demon of Destruction".
- Rent-a-Zilla: Certainly fits the bill of a giant monster that leveled whole cities across an entire continent, and has a Breath Weapon to boot.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He's found frozen in a giant block of ice, and Lyon's goal in the Galuna Island arc is to release him. However, being stuck in the "can" for 10 years proves lethal in this case; by the time Deliora is finally let out, he's already dead.
- The Unfought: The Galuna Island arc builds Deliora up as the ultimate enemy Fairy Tail has to face on the island. When he's finally unleashed after the climactic battle against the Arc Villain, he drops dead before the confrontation even starts.
- Villainous Legacy: Even in death, he still has ways to cause misery for Gray in death, with Silver invoking this trope in the Tartaros arc by pretending to be the demon brought Back from the Dead to test Gray's resolve and put himself out of his misery.
- The Voiceless: It is assumed that Deliora can speak like other Etherious when Silver masquerades as him, but he never does.
The residents of Galuna Island, who are seemingly cursed to bear the forms of demons as a side effect of Lyon's Moon Drip spell. In reality, they are demons who take on human form, and the spell affected their memory of it. Unlike the Etherious, these demons are friendly towards humans.
- Beauty = Goodness: Subverted. They fear transforming permanently into mindless, hideous demons, but when they regain their memories, they retain their demonic appearances full-time.
- Cute Monster Girl: The female islanders, such as Lulu, are this.
- Dark Is Not Evil: They are demons, yes, but they're also some of the downright nicest people Fairy Tail has had the pleasure of helping.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: The properties of Moon Drip have an adverse effect on demons' memories, making them believe they are human.
- Lunacy: Subverted. They appear to shapeshift only at night under the light of the moon, which has apparently been tainted purple by the Moon Drip. It's actually a translucent film of crystallized purple mist, and it has no real effect on their transformations.
- Our Demons Are Different: These guys are benevolent, unlike the genuinely evil and destructive Etherious created by Zeref.
- Tomato in the Mirror: They think their demonic forms are part of a curse caused by the Moon Drip spell being cast by Lyon and his followers. When it becomes apparent that Moon Drip doesn't affect humans, it's discovered that they were demons all along.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: They can assume human form to disguise themselves from other people. When under the effects of Moon Drip, however, their transformations grow out of control.
Voiced by: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (Japanese), Kenny Green (English)
The feisty village chief of Galuna Island.
- Character Exaggeration: In the manga, he wants Fairy Tail to destroy the moon only because he believes it will remove the curse that turned everyone in his village into demons. In the anime, he blames everything that goes wrong on the "curse of the moon", and keeps pestering Fairy Tail over when they're going to destroy it.
- Hot Blooded Sideburns: He has jumbo-sized sideburns and a fiery temper.
- My Greatest Failure: Moka is wracked with grief over having to kill his own son when he fully succumbed to the "curse". It's subverted later with The Reveal that they were all demons to begin with, and his son is alive and well.
- Tears of Joy: When Moka finds out that Bobo isn't dead.
Voiced by: Daisuke Endo (Japanese), Elias Taylorson (English)
Moka's son, who ferries Fairy Tail to Galuna Island to lift the curse on his people.
- Curse Escape Clause: He somehow avoided falling under the effects of Moon Drip, and was ironically freaked out when the other islanders started believing they were cursed humans. When he tried reminding the others that they were actually demons, however, they thought he lost his humanity entirely.
- The Ferryman: He plays the role of mysterious boatman who brings Fairy Tail to a supposedly cursed island, and mysteriously vanishes mid-course.
- Not Quite Dead: After he vanishes, he is mistaken for a ghost by Fairy Tail after they hear he was killed by his father. In reality, he simply flew away so the villagers wouldn't spot him and throw a fit until they were returned to their right minds.
- Super Toughness: He survived being impaled by a spear and has a good laugh about it.
The god of life and death. Despite never making a physical appearance, Ankhselam's actions have affected Earth-land at an extremely profound level for the last four centuries.
- Berserk Button: Trying to bring back the dead is about the biggest button you could press under this god's watch. Zeref not taking a hint and getting a little too close to figuring it out got him incurred with a truly horrific curse. Ankhselam also doesn't seem to have much patience for people who choose who lives and who dies for themselves, such as when Mavis is cursed for using Law.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Heavily implied in the In Mysterious Ways sense. The punishment Ankhselam gives to anyone who breaks the laws of life and death involves making somebody immortal, throwing the idea of life and death completely out the window.
- Dark Is Evil: Its power is to spread all that is darkness and death.
- Disproportionate Retribution: This god's idea of justice for someone breaking the laws of life and death? Curse them so that everywhere they go, people will die in their presence.
- The Ghost: Ankhselam never makes a single on-screen appearance throughout the entire series.
- Greater-Scope Villain: This god cursed Zeref with Complete Immortality and his "Instant Death" Radius to punish him for his forbidden research into bringing back the dead, making Ankhselam responsible for almost everything bad in the series that has nothing to do with Acnologia.
- Jerkass God: It inflicts the worst kind of curse imaginable on Zeref, who simply wanted to be with his dead brother again, and Mavis, who just wanted to save her friend's life.
- Karma Houdini: Ankhselam completely gets away with Zeref's descent into madness, and by extension just about everything wrong that happens in the series.
- Meaningful Name: An ankh is an Egyptian symbol that represents life and the creation thereof, while "selam" is derived from the Malay/Indonesian word for "horror", seram. It's also the true name of Zeref's eponymous curse.
- These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know: Ankhselam governs both life and death, and punishes anyone who tries to take that power into their own hands.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Implied. In the last chapter, both Mavis and Zeref appear at the award ceremony with no memories of their past, possibly signifying that Ankhselam has given them another chance at life.
- Walking Spoiler: This god is a key figure in Zeref and Mavis' backstories, and is behind one of the series's biggest mysteries.
One of the Yakuma Eighteen Battle Gods, summoned by Alok in his hopes of appeasing Zeref.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He's huge, to the point that next to his foot alone humans look like ants.
- Barbarian Long Hair: Has a mane of hair behind his back, reminiscent of a lion's mane.
- BFS: His sword is so massively huge, Natsu can do a Blade Run on it as if he were scaling a mountain.
- Defeat Equals Explosion: Natsu's Fire Dragon King's Demolition Fist sends an explosion that splits him right down the middle.
- David vs. Goliath: An impossibly colossal War God against a puny human tiny enough to stand on his forehead. Too bad for the god, that "human" is also the world's deadliest demon equipped with the power of the greatest fire dragon to ever live.
- Meaningful Name: His name also means "link to war" in Japanese.
- Super Strength: The simple swing of his sword is enough to split the earth for seemingly miles ahead.
- War God: He's part of an alleged pantheon of gods summoned by the Yakuma people. Minerva also specializes in summoning them.
- The Worf Effect: Oh boy, howdy. He is literally a nigh-indestructible god of war who could easily surpass most of Zeref's deadliest demons. His role in the story? To establish Natsu (a.k.a. E.N.D.) as the bigger force of destruction.
Future Lucy Heartfilia
Voiced by: Aya Hirano (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English)
A version of Lucy who comes from an alternate future resulting from the disaster that wiped out Fiore. To prevent the catastrophe from occurring, she uses the Eclipse Gate to travel to the present and loiters around Crocus to search for someone who can help. However, she ends up being pursued by Rogue Cheney's future counterpart in the process.
- Alternate Self: She's the alternate version of the main timeline Lucy, who has suffered a Heroic BSoD from the disaster that plagued Fiore in her future timeline.
- An Arm and a Leg: At some point in the Bad Future, she loses her right arm, which is the same she got her Fairy Tail guild mark. This gets some Foreshadowing when we see her open a pen with her mouth and write almost illegibly with her left hand.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Once Eclipse is destroyed and all the time travelers fade back to their original time periods, Lucy's dead body awakens in what can only described as heaven: a vast, golden field with all her deceased guildmates waiting for her.
- Break the Cutie: She was once a normal and nice girl who was a member of Fairy Tail. Then, the disaster that plagued Fiore kicks in and it all goes downhill from there.
- Broken Bird: Things really went south for Future Lucy after watching her home burn to the ground and most of her friends die horribly in the disaster that wiped out Fiore.
- Broken Hero: Lucy is not in a good place by the time she shows up in the Grand Magic Games arc as she makes it clear that she lost her friends in the disaster that plagued Fiore.
- Create Your Own Villain: By using Eclipse to prevent the disaster that would've wiped out Fiore, she inadvertently created Future Rogue's timeline where Acnologia takes over. This results in Future Rogue creating a third timeline (i.e., the "main" timeline) where he hijacks Eclipse to make sure Lucy fails.
- Despair Event Horizon: She went through one when her friends were killed and her home in Magnolia was razed to the ground.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: In the arms of her own present self, no less, after Future Rogue's blast.
- Forced to Watch: In her timeline, Lucy was forced to watch her guild and her friends burn to the ground when the disaster in Fiore took place.
- Go Out with a Smile: She dies crying Tears of Joy, due to her Last Request of seeing Present Lucy's guild emblem being fulfilled.
- Heartbroken Badass: The loss of her fellow guildmates to the catastrophe in Fiore sent her into a Heroic BSoD.
- Help Yourself In The Past: Her main goal. Fairy Tail is more or less wiped out during her timeline, and she will to do anything to Set Right What Once Went Wrong.
- The Hero Dies: The future counterpart of Lucy Heartfilia, one of the main protagonists of the series, she dies protecting her present counterpart from Future Rogue's lethal blast.
- Heroic BSoD: She's been stuck in a long one since she lost her friends and her home to Fiore's destruction.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She leaps in front of her present counterpart to shield her from a lethal blast Future Rogue shoots at her; after all, if Present Lucy dies, so would she.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: This is how Future Rogue kills her. His blade runs through Lucy while she is protecting her past self.
- In the Hood: She wears a hooded robe to conceal her true identity.
- Kill the Cutie: Future Rogue ends up killing her, though it's of her own choice to save her present self.
- Last Request: She asks to see the Fairy Tail emblem on Present Lucy's right hand one last time before dying, because she lost her right arm.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: She is directly responsible for causing the second Bad Future where Acnologia takes over Fiore. She uses Eclipse to forewarn her friends of the imminent catastrophe. Unfortunately, Future Rogue learns about this and kills her.
- Red Herring Mole: She is suspected by Jellal and Arcadios of being The Woman Behind the Man of the Eclipse Plan, lying to and manipulating the heroes when facts about her just don't add up, such as appearing a day earlier than she says she did. Then it's revealed there is another time traveler wandering about.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: She comes back to the past to warn Fairy Tail of the dragon invasion and hopefully help prevent her Bad Future. Unfortunately, this only ends up creating a second future where Acnologia takes over.
- Spanner in the Works: Future Rogue doesn't account for her existence when he tries murdering the main timeline's Lucy, the only one capable of interfering with his plans.
- Taking the Bullet: When Future Rogue attempts to kill her present self, Future Lucy jumps in the way and takes the blast meant for her, which leads to her death.
- Together in Death: After she disappears following Eclipse's destruction, she is reunited with her dead friends in a golden field.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She wanted to protect the future and save the life of her dead guild mates with the hope of preventing the dragons from destroying the world.
- Trauma Conga Line: Everything we see from her eyes of what she experienced in her time was exactly as she described as hell. From being helpless to watching her love ones die, to losing her arm, and just about this close to crossing the Despair Event Horizon, it's no wonder she ended up a Broken Bird.
- Walking Spoiler: Well, yeah. In the Hood is usually a dead giveaway for this trope.
- Watching Troy Burn: In her timeline, Lucy can only watch helplessly as her home gets burned down by the dragons.
- You Can't Fight Fate: Despite Future Lucy going through Eclipse to forewarn her friends and save the lives of her guildmates, the disaster in Fiore still occurs.
Future Rogue Cheney
Voiced by: Shiro Go (Japanese), Dave Trosko (English)
The son of renowned author Kemu Zaleon. He is determined to destroy Daybreak to preserve his father's legacy.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: He appears to have straight-up black hair in the manga, which is changed to gray in the anime.
- Eyes Always Shut: The only time his eyes open are his wide-eyed awe at learning Daybreak is secretly his father's masterpiece and memoir, Dear Kaby.
- Mock Millionaire: He and his wife appear to live in a Big Fancy House and offer Natsu, Lucy, and Happy a reward of 2 million Jewels to burn Daybreak. The three later find out that they're actually dirt poor and were merely borrowing the house they were in.
- Parting Words Regret: He called Kemu a poor excuse for a writer and a father before he committed suicide. Since then, a remorseful Kaby vowed to at least make it up to him by destroying the book that ruined him.
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Natsu and Happy remark on how "tasty" his surname sounds.
Kemu Zaleon (Zekua Melon)
Voiced by: Shiro Go (Japanese), Jerry Russell (English)
A world-famous novelist and wizard who died shortly after completing his final work, Daybreak, believed to have been the worst book he had ever written.
- An Arm and a Leg: He was so serious about never writing again after Daybreak, he actually chopped off his own writing arm.
- Break the Haughty: To a minor degree. He was known to boast about his accomplishments as a writer, and is implied to have insulted Everlue when he requested the commission for Daybreak. As a result, he was forced to swallow his pride when Everlue threatened harm to his family if he didn't write the book, and was then detained for three years.
- Driven to Suicide: He committed suicide shortly after finishing Daybreak and knowing his son was in no mood to forgive him. This was bowdlerized in the anime.
- Gambit Roulette: The spell he cast on Daybreak that rearranged its true content could only be broken by fire. It's almost as if he anticipated his son's attempt to burn it.
- My Greatest Failure: Subverted. It was thought that Zekua swore off writing because of the horrible circumstances that surrounded Daybreak, which itself was appallingly written. In reality, the book was his magnum opus, a memoir dedicated to his son, that was rearranged to keep it untouched from Everlue.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: Duke Everlue forced him into writing Daybreak by threatening to revoke his entire family's citizenship, which would prevent them from joining any guilds and destroy their livelihood.
- Significant Anagram: "Kemu Zaleon" is his pen name, rearranged from his real name "Zekua Melon". The title of his final work, Daybreak, is also an anagram for Dear Kaby, dedicated to his son Kaby.
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese), Kira Vincent-Davis (English)
The mother of Ultear Milkovich, and a powerful ice wizard who taught Lyon and Gray magic. She freezes the demon Deliora to protect her students, at the cost of her own body.
- Action Mom: She's a single parent and one of the strongest ice wizards of her country.
- Adult Fear: Her only actual child, Ur, got sick because of the magic in her body, and so she took her to a local scientist for help, only to be told that Ultear had died. In reality, they kidnapped and experimented on the girl, causing her to become a psychopathic villain who resents Ur because she has been led to believe that her mother abandoned her. However, Ultear quickly realizes her mistake after she learned the truth on Sirius Island.
- And I Must Scream: It is stated that while Iced Shell turned her body into ice, she remains alive in this form. Even when Makarov states that melting the ice would be akin to killing Ur, both Gray and Lyon believe that she's still alive to this day as part of the ocean.
- An Arm and a Leg: She lost her leg fighting Deliora and fashioned a temporary replacement out of ice.
- Back from the Dead: A downplayed example when Neinhart creates a Historia of her based on Gray and Lyon's memories so she can fight them.
- Badass Teacher: She's one of the most powerful ice wizards to ever live, and her students ended up becoming quite powerful in their own right.
- Bare Your Midriff: Like Gray and Lyon, she ran around in her underwear to train. Even her normal clothes exposed her midriff.
- Berserk Button: She hates the notion that Lyon and Gray are Replacement Goldfish for her daughter, giving Lyon an Armor-Piercing Slap for even insinuating it.
- Boyish Short Hair: Unlike her daughter, she's a spunky woman who keeps her hair short.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: She single-handedly defeated Deliora, one of the most infamous forces of destruction in Ishgal next to Acnologia, but she had to destroy her own body to make that possible.
- Broken Ace: She is said to have been the strongest wizard on her side of the continent, and likely would have become a Wizard Saint had she not sacrificed herself. However, she was also a grieving mother who was misled to believe her young daughter died, and would never learn the truth for as long as she lived.
- Broken Pedestal: Ur became one to Ultear as a child. They happily lived together until Ultear was discovered to have too much magic inside her. Then, she was taken to a laboratory where scientists performed torturous experiments on her. After escaping from the laboratory, Ultear saw her mother with Gray and Lyon and perceived it as Parental Abandonment. As such, she decided to concoct a plan to travel back in time and kill her. Towards the end of Fairy Tail and Grimoire Heart's guild war on Sirius Island, Ur becomes a Rebuilt Pedestal to Ultear after realizing that she did love her all along.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Ur left her daughter at the Ministry of Magical Development to be treated for magic sickness, only to later be told that Ultear died and was horribly mutilated in the operation. In reality, the doctors were conducting horrific experiments on her and didn't want word getting out. The last straw for Ultear was when she fled and saw her mother training with Gray and Lyon, causing her to grow up into a psychopathic and hate-driven wizard who plotted to exact revenge on Ur for seemingly abandoning her.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Iced Shell is a forbidden spell that permanently freezes its target, but turns the caster into that very same ice to do so. Ur wound up using this technique as a last-ditch effort to stop Deliora.
- Everyone Has Standards: She's not above anyone stripping nearly naked when it comes to training, even if children are involved. Stripping in public, however, is a whole other can of worms.
- Ghost Memory: After being melted in her ice form and drifting out to sea, Ur is able to impart her memories onto Ultear when she falls into the ocean in the Sirius Island arc, helping her realize the truth of her Parental Abandonment.
- Heroic BSoD: She goes through a brief one when the doctors tell her that Ultear died and was horribly mutilated in the operation.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Ur rescues Gray and Lyon by using Iced Shell to freeze herself and Deliora.
- Humble Hero: She has been said time and again to be the strongest wizard on her side of the world. However, she knew there were far more powerful wizards out there. According to Ice Trail, she realized this when she ran into none other than Gildarts, Fairy Tail's own resident powerhouse.
- An Ice Person: She is one of the strongest Ice Make wizards in the entire series, using her powers to permanently freeze one of the demons, Deliora.
- Laser-Guided Karma: She left her daughter in the care of scientists who subjected her to unethical experiments. That daughter was Ultear Milkovich, who grew up to be a psychopathic and hate-driven woman who joined Grimoire Heart, manipulated Jellal into constructing the Tower of Heaven, and plotted to exact revenge on Ur for seemingly abandoning her.
- Mama Bear: She may not consider Gray and Lyon to be her actual children, but she's not afraid to stand before a demon (one of Zeref's creations no less) and refuse to let anymore harm come to a young Gray and Lyon. She succeed in stopping Deliora forever.
- The Mentor: She teaches Gray and Lyon Ice Make magic after taking them in as her adoptive sons.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: As a Student and Master Team with Gray and Lyon, she sealed Deliora's body in ice at the cost of losing her body in order to protect her students.
- Missing Mom: She is one for Ultear, having been misled to believe that she lost her daughter in a horrific medical accident, and later dying to protect Gray and Lyon.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Because she left Ultear in the care of the scientists who subject her to torturous experiments, it's essentially Ur's fault that her daughter became a villain.
- No Pronunciation Guide: The original Japanese manga and Funimation's English dub pronounces her name with a hard "oo" sound in the Funimation dub, similar to how it is in Japanese. For those that spell it "Ul", however, it would be rendered as "Ool" while the Animax/Tagalog dub pronounces it with a long-u sound.
- Not Quite Dead: Her body is actually the ice that sealed Deliora, and she continues to watch over her two students.
- Parental Substitute: Defied; although she loved Gray and Lyon dearly, she never actually considered herself their mother, as she didn't want to see them as replacements to her real daughter.
- Posthumous Character: To a certain extent since she's technically still alive when she appears in her ice form, though from Lyon's viewpoint, she might as well be dead all the same.
- Sexy Mentor: Runs around in her underwear while teaching Gray and Lyon.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Running around in the frigid snow in nothing but her underwear is all a part of her training. However, she does have standards against going naked in public, which Gray failed to pick up on.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Crunchyroll's anime subtitles and Animax's English dub spell her name out as "Ul" in order to match her daughter's name, Ultear. However, the translations by Kodansha and Funimation have stated that Ultear's real name is "Urtear", which was deliberately changed In-Universe, thus making "Ur" the proper spelling.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Her daughter is the spitting image of her, albeit with longer hair.
- Take Off Your Clothes: A gender-flipped version occurred when she stripped in front of an 8-year-old Gray and told him to do the same, all to get accustomed to the cold.
- Tears of Joy: According to the story of her daughter's birth, she named her daughter "Ultear" (or "Urtear", which Ultear changed in a plot point exclusive to certain official translations) after the tears of joy she dropped upon her newborn baby's head.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is dark purple in the anime.
Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (Japanese), Randy Pearlman (English)
The manager of the Scheherazade Theater Company. He often requests Fairy Tail to put on plays for him, however terrible they may be.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems sympathetic enough when he imparts his sob story of how he was abandoned by his whole troupe and even his wife due to his lack of success. But when Fairy Tail agrees to help save his theater, though, he scoffs at the idea of letting amateurs perform for him.
- Catchphrase: "Thank you very much!"
- Combat Commentator: Appears on the fourth day of the Grand Magic Games as a guest speaker.
- Everyone Has Standards: A Jerkass he may be, but even he can't stand to watch Minerva's vicious No-Holds-Barred Beatdown of Lucy in the Grand Magic Games.
- Hair Antennae: He has what appears to be two knobs of hair sticking out from the sides of his head.
- Jerkass: He's extremely strict and forces Natsu's team to repeat their performances several times a day for over a week before agreeing to pay them.
- Running Gag: He often thanks people even when he shouldn't, to the point of it being a Verbal Tic. Ironically, he acts like an Ungrateful Bastard whenever he should be grateful.
- Spell My Name with an "S": It's spelled "Lavian" in the Funimation dub.
- Stylistic Suck: He's known for writing nonsensical plots for his productions, which have resulted in a string of bad reviews.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Fairy Tail single-handedly saves his theater with their Bad "Bad Acting", yet he treats them like dirt.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is purple in the anime.
Voiced by: Yuki Ono (Japanese), Kyle Phillips (English)
A hyperactive reporter of the magazine Weekly Sorcerer who often visits wizard guilds to get the latest inside scoops.
- Benevolent Boss: The anime emphasizes his role as a tough but fair boss for Lucy during her internship at Weekly Sorcerer.
- Camera Fiend: In addition to being a reporter, he also does photo shoots for Weekly Sorcerer.
- Catchphrase: "Cooooool!"
- Chivalrous Pervert: The thought of having a fully naked cover spread sends him into a tizzy, and the first thing that comes to mind when Lucy comes asking for a job is to make her a glamor model. To his credit, though, he respects Lucy's desire to pursue a journalist career instead, and he's nothing short of supportive of her when she leaves to reform the guild.
- Combat Commentator: On the second day of the Grand Magic Games.
- Hair Antennae: He has a single spike of hair sticking up, which wiggles when he senses a big scoop.
- Hero Worship: He absolutely adores Fairy Tail and gushes over their accomplishments, property damage and all.
- Hot Blooded Sideburns: They go with his incredibly hyper personality.
- Intrepid Reporter: As mentioned, he's a reporter for Weekly Sorcerer and is very likely to get beaten up by Natsu.
- Keet: He always seems excited about something whenever he shows up.
- Nice Guy: Apart from his hyperactivity, he's an incredibly cool guy and becomes a good friend of Lucy's.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's based off of Jason Thompson.
- Sempai/Kohai: He becomes Lucy's senpai over the second Time Skip during her internship at Weekly Sorcerer.
Mato (Toma E. Fiore)
Voiced by: Anri Katsu (Japanese), Larry Brantley (English)
The main commentator of the Grand Magic Games.
- Combat Commentator: His entire role in the series boils down to this.
- Dodgy Toupee: One that changes every day of the Grand Magic Games, and gets blown off at least once each day during the force of a powerful magic attack.
- Dub Name Change: A minor version: his name is flipped around to "Lola Chapati" in the Kodansha translation of the manga.
- Large Ham: It comes with the job of being a tournament announcer.
- Non-Standard Character Design: There aren't many other characters with big, blocky heads and tiny faces in this series.
Voiced by: Yukiyo Fujii (Japanese), Brittany Lauda (English)
The granddaughter of Magic Council member Michello.
- Did They or Didn't They?: Wendy's face turns red as a beet as Loke whispers to her about how he interrogated Michellia over her grandfather. The dub takes an extra step further as Wendy recognizes her as the one Loke "did things" with.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Loke managed to learn her grandfather's whereabouts from her on one of his...dates. Thanks to that, Fairy Tail gained valuable intel about Face.
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Granddaughter, to be more specific, but Michellia has none of Michello's cartoony, catlike traits.
Voiced by: Takuya Nakashima (Japanese), Chris Niosi (English)
Irene Belserion's husband, who married her to settle a political dispute between their countries. He is also the father of Erza Scarlet.
- Bait the Dog: In his first moments, he shows some semblance of care for Irene by consoling her after the death of her beloved dragon advisor. But when she started to change into the same monster as Acnologia, all of this guy's sympathetic qualities fly out the window.
- Bullying a Dragon: Literally. His response to seeing his wife start to unwillingly transform into a dragon is to imprison her, torture her, strip her naked and string her up in the public square to humiliate her, boldly declare his intent to execute her, and then threaten her unborn child. For bonus points in the anime, he continues to decry her as a threat to humanity when her transformation fully takes hold. How he could possibly have thought that would turn out well boggles the mind.
- Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage: He had this with Irene. While he makes some effort to be a supportive husband at first, that is all rendered moot when she starts turning into a dragon.
- Create Your Own Villain: If he had at least tried to help Irene, or was at least willing to be there for her while she transformed instead of going full Van Helsing Hate Crimes on her and their unborn daughter, not only would Irene likely not have killed him, but she may not be one of Zeref's cruelest and most powerful followers.
- Four-Star Badass: He's a general, and he not only fought on the front lines alongside Irene in the Dragon King Festival, but walked away unscathed.
- Hate Sink: Apart from setting up a good part of Irene's Start of Darkness, his Cold-Blooded Torture and public humiliation of his pregnant wife for three years, followed by his attempt to kill her baby by cutting open her stomach, firmly makes him a despicable character.
- Named by the Adaptation: He had No Name Given until the anime adaptation.
- Perpetual Frowner: The page image is the closest he ever comes to a smile.
- Posthumous Character: Even if he survived Irene's rampage, he lived well over 400 years ago, so he never even stood a chance.
- That Thing Is Not My Child!: He actively tried to kill his own daughter, Erza, before her birth, just to prove there was no child between him and his semi-dragon wife. To his slight credit, however, Erza didn't grow for the three years she was in the womb, and would remain in total stasis for 400 years, with no way of knowing for sure her mother was pregnant besides her own word.
- Too Dumb to Live: While imprisoning Irene for fear that she would turn into a second Acnologia can easily be justified, his decision to torture and publicly humiliate her in a city square filled with defenseless civilians clearly goes far past any benchmark of racism, fantastic or otherwise, and into full-blown utter idiocy. Then he decides to walk into her cell to mock her and kill her unborn baby, which seals his fate.
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes: He holds this against his own wife because she unwittingly started to transform into a dragon like Acnologia before her. Rather than abide by her pleading to be human again by trying to find a cure for her transformation, he decides to make her life hell purely out of fear that Irene will become the same monster as Acnologia.
- Villainous Breakdown: Once he pushes Irene into full-on dragon mode, he spends the last few moments of his life shrieking in terror and pathetically swinging his sword at her.
- Walking Spoiler: Not only is he a major player in Irene's motivation to becoming a villain, he is also Erza's father.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed off in the same chapter as when he was introduced.
Mio and Alios
Two partygoers seen in attendance at a certain award ceremony. They look awfully familiar...
- Ambiguous Situation: Their resemblance to Mavis and Zeref is never spelled out. Did Ankhselam bring them Back from the Dead with amnesia? Are they figments of Lucy's dream of the party? Or are they just Identical Strangers?
- Does Not Like Shoes: Subverted. Mio realizes she forgot her shoes and is quite embarrassed when she shows up to a party without them. Probably because she was already used to it.
- Identical Stranger: Assuming they're different people, they both look exactly like Mavis and Zeref, but don't seem to know each other or anyone else at the party.
- Irony: Alios is an amateur novelist. Zeref, of whom Alios is either a reincarnation or an Identical Stranger, wrote an entire library's worth of books of black magic. If Alios is a reincarnation, then Ankhselam has a really twisted sense of humor.
- Meet Cute: Sparks immediately fly between them after Alios picks up Mio's dropped handkerchief.
- Reincarnation Romance: Implied. Both Mavis and Zeref vanished into light, so if they really are Mio and Alios, then they were brought back by Ankhselam to begin their romance anew.
- Walking Spoiler: They both give a vague clue to the ultimate fates of Mavis and Zeref, who are otherwise presumed dead.