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Saber Tooth
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A guild that rises through the ranks and dethrones Fairy Tail as the strongest guild in all of Fiore over the seven-year Time Skip through raw magical power over camaraderie. Fairy Tail, naturally, reclaims their title in the Grand Magic Games, giving Saber Tooth a much-needed lesson in The Power of Friendship.


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    Saber Tooth in General 
  • Adaptation Expansion: The anime shows Olga and Rufus befriend and work with Jura and Gray, respectively, during the Dragon King Festival, showing their change of heart.
  • Ambiguously Evil: They're not outright evil since they take down dark guilds, but they go to the same measures as other villains in the series do just to maintain their reputation. They eventually vow to better themselves once Fairy Tail proves to them (the hard way) that there's more to a guild than brute strength.
  • The Atoner: Under Sting's leadership, the guild reforms from their villainous ways and spreads good like Fairy Tail.
  • Badass Boast: Almost every one of them makes at least one, with varying degrees of arrogance, at one point or another. Quickly brought crashing down to earth by the end of the Grand Magic Games.
  • Bullying a Dragon: To a ridiculous extent. Whether it's Sting assuming he can beat Natsu despite seeing his strength and determination first-hand, Orga deciding that the best course of action would be to attack one of the Ten Wizard Saints head-on despite having seen this man hit a target with over twice his own magic power just days prior, or Minerva kidnapping and torturing a mutual friend of her opponents despite knowing (and exploiting) the fact that the series runs on The Power of Friendship, they never seem to learn until they're eventually defeated (with the exception of Minerva, who just gets worse). Unfortunately, these attempts backfire on them.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: They suffer this along with Blue Pegasus at the hands of Bloodman during the Alvarez Empire's invasion.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth story from spin-off manga Fairy Tail Gaiden focuses on the life of Saber Tooth.
  • Evil Counterpart: During the Grand Magic Games, the Saber Tooth guild was the team to beat as they had many parallels (three Slayer-type wizards, a Maker wizard, and a Celestial Wizard) and were all complete jerks before getting their asses handed to them by Fairy Tail. By the conclusion of the Games, Ziemma is taken down by Sting, who takes over as leader of the guild and everyone but Minerva pulls a Heel–Face Turn. Minerva does it in the Tartaros arc.
  • Freudian Excuse: Ziemma treats them all like crap, including his own daughter Minerva, and beat their entire outlook into them, with humiliating punishments and violent beatings should they show even an ounce of weakness or compassion.
  • Hate Sink: After Raven Tail is disbarred from the Grand Magic Games, Saber Tooth fully takes on the role of guild meant to be rooted against. They get better after the Grand Magic Games.
  • Heel–Face Turn: The entire guild reforms from their jerkish ways after receiving a serious lesson in humility when they lose the tournament.
  • Humble Pie: The guild members are deeply affected by their loss against Fairy Tail in the Grand Magic Games, as they realize that they don't have any camaraderie between their members. They are significantly less of jerks by the time of the Tartaros arc.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": Other than Ziemma, everyone seems to get hit with this when Natsu storms their hotel lodgings and curb-stomps a bunch of their guildmates, and again when Sting blasts Ziemma through the chest for killing Lector.
  • Might Makes Right: Under Ziemma's leadership, they use strength and force to maintain their guild's honor.
  • One Degree of Separation:
    • Sting and Rogue were raised together with Fairy Tail's three Dragon Slayers as kids, and were sent 400 years from the past through an Eclipse gate operated by Lucy's ancestor in a plot to kill Acnologia.
    • Yukino is the younger sister of Oración Seis member Sorano, who has ties to the Tower of Heaven where Erza and Jellal come from.
  • Opposing Sports Team: The reason they're at odds with Fairy Tail pretty much boils down to this. With the exception of their leader and his daughter, they're not really villain material.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: The guild's model under Ziemma's rule is "To always be first." To drive the point home, their master berates, humiliates, and expels those who cost Saber Tooth their lead in the Grand Magic Games. They abandon this following their loss.
  • Smug Super: Seeing how they actually earned their reputation as the No. 1 strongest guild in Fiore through pure strength, they have every reason to be as smug about themselves. That us, until Fairy Tail beats that smugness out of them.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": It's not uncommon to see the guild's name spelled as one word, "Sabertooth", such as in Funimation's dub.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Fairy Tail's quirky cheeriness definitely rubs off on Saber Tooth after teaching them a thing or two about The Power of Friendship. Following the Grand Magic Games, they're even shown to have built a swimming pool just like Fairy Tail does.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Ziemma aside, the main guild members vow to better themselves as people and focus on more than just strength after the games.
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Guild Masters

    Ziemma 

Ziemma

Voiced by: Eiji Miyashita (Japanese), John McCalmont (English)

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The first master of Saber Tooth, Ziemma builds up his guild to become Fiore's top-ranking guild during Fairy Tail's disappearance. Once he's removed from the guild towards the end of the Grand Magic Games, Ziemma joins the dark guild Tartaros to transform himself into a demon. However, he's eventually defeated by the Twin Dragons.


  • Abusive Parent: He raised and trained Minerva. And by "raised and trained", we mean "tormented her and conditioned the poor girl to become a tykebomb".
  • Ambition Is Evil: He is obsessed with ensuring his guild's supremacy and his personality emphasizes his egotistical nature. Then, when he is finally knocked off his perch courtesy of Sting, he willingly allows Tartaros to turn him into a demon just so he can become more powerful.
  • Bad Boss: Ziemma's guild mates are understandably terrified of his wrath should they disappoint him. He also sees his guild mates as nothing more than Unwitting Pawns to serve his own goals.
  • Berserk Button: He does not like it when his guild questions his strength or when an animal reveals his guild mark in front of him. And it's an automatic expulsion from the guild if his guild mates fail to show how strong they are.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: His sudden return in the Tartaros arc sees him summoned by Mard Geer to protect him when Gray is about to defeat him, giving the Underworld King enough time to transform into his Etherious Form. Fortunately, Sting and Rogue make quick work of him.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: An ironclad rule of his is not to dishonor the guild, which essentially amounts to "win all your battles". Lose even one battle, however, and he'll have you humiliated in front of the other members and expel you from the guild, as Yukino found out the hard way. It's a wonder he even has a guild with such a harsh rule in place. Also, no animals are allowed to wear the guild mark, as Lector found out the hard way.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In his first appearance, he has Yukino stand in before him and the other members, throws grapes at her, orders her to strip naked, and then forces her out of the guild for disappointing him.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He considers teamwork to be a sign that people who rely on others are too weak to fight for themselves. While this isn't necessarily wrong, he views it purely as a negative, and is disgusted with his guild for adopting such "weakness".
  • Evil Counterpart: He's a pretty blatant one for Makarov, seeing how he built his guild into the exact opposite of what Makarov did. He also seems to be what Laxus would have turned into had he not been stopped from his takeover attempt by Natsu and Gajeel during the Battle of Fairy Tail.
  • Evil Mentor: He raised his own daughter to undergo his Training from Hell and corrupted her into becoming one of his main enforcers for Saber Tooth.
  • Fatal Flaw: His Social Darwinist personality and inflated ego both end up doing him in.
  • Flat Character: Played for Drama. While the rest of the guild (including, eventually, Minerva) grow out of their former policies, Ziemma stubbornly sticks to these ideals. He is ultimately taken down by Sting and Rogue to show that the guild wants to be done with him, a symbol of the old, unfeeling Saber Tooth that refuses to change.
  • Gag Nose: Despite being pretty large and bulky, he has a surprisingly thin, long nose.
  • Hate Sink: He's shown to be a despicable character, which is driven home when he expels Yukino from the guild after one foul-up too many and when he makes Lector disappear in front of Sting. After Sting and Rogue finally defeat him as a demon, Ziemma gets absolutely no audience sympathy.
  • Having a Blast: His magic is pretty nondescript, but it involves unleashing explosive blasts of energy that leave no bodies behind.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Ziemma's Social Darwinist policies in Saber Tooth come back to bite him as Sting, who was on the verge of expulsion along with Rogue, incapacitates him and Minerva tells her father that he's no longer in Saber Tooth. To twist the knife further, Sting and Rogue are the ones who ultimately defeat Ziemma when the latter becomes a demon.
  • Informed Ability: He's supposed to be more powerful than the Nine Demon Gates, yet Sting and Rogue take him down fairly quickly, and after they've taken a beating from Mard Geer, no less.
  • It's All About Me: To Ziemma, power and honor are all that matters to him. Towards the end of the Grand Magic Games, he's no longer able to return to his guild due to his selfishness and sociopathic personality.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He never seems to have any redeemability in him even after Saber Tooth reforms their ways.
  • Kick the Dog: He routinely humiliates guild members from Saber Tooth should they ever fail him or even question their philosophy. When he tries to kill Lector after the latter tries to defend Sting, however, this ends up being a bad idea as Sting turns on him and blasts the bastard through the chest.
  • Lack of Empathy: A complete megalomaniac who doesn't show any remorse in expelling his guild members just he can maintain Saber Tooth's reputation. Nor does he show any emotion in trying to off Lector and taunt Sting about it.
  • Large and in Charge: Natsu instantly tells that this behemoth of a man is the one calling the shots when he first spots him.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After Sting incapacitates him for seemingly killing Lector, Minerva—his own daughter—shoves his Social Darwinist doctrine back in his face and tells him there's no longer a place for him in the guild. Then, when he becomes a demon after joining Tartaros, he's ultimately defeated by Sting and Rogue, the same wizards whom Ziemma frequently abused.
  • Light Is Not Good: He looks like a Buddhist god with his robes, rosary necklace, and crown-like hat as a human, but he's a totally insane monster to the core.
  • Made of Iron: Takes several lightning- and fire-enhanced attacks from Natsu without any visible injury. A full-throttle blast from Sting, however, puts a hole through his chest, yet he somehow survives.
  • Make an Example of Them: When Yukino loses her battle against Kagura, she is singled out and expelled in front of the entire guild so all could witness what happened if they disappointed him.
  • Mighty Glacier: Natsu's Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs would send a normal man flying, but Ziemma manages to keep his feet firmly on the ground the whole time.
  • The Mob Boss Is Scarier: Saber Tooth may be arrogant assholes to every other guild in the Grand Magic Games, but only because they're afraid of what Ziemma will do to them if they show even an ounce of compassion.
  • Narcissist: He cares only for himself and his reputation.
  • Not So Invincible After All: His great power certainly gives off the impression that he's invincible. Even Ziemma thinks his guild can't be beaten. However, Sting proves him dead wrong when he blasts a hole in his chest.
  • Oh, Crap!: He's utterly shocked when Sting blasts a hole through his chest for seemingly obliterating Lector before his eyes.
  • The Perfectionist: He's willing to maintain the guild's reputation as the strongest in Fiore, even going so far as to expelling his guild members who fail to hold up his ideals. The only time he relents in this is with Sting's loss in the Chariot Race, and only because the event was unknown until after Sting had already been chosen to represent them and they couldn't anything about his motion-sickness.
  • Pointy Ears: In his demon form. Not only are they pointy, but they're both about as large as his face.
  • Prophet Eyes: His eyes are milky white and surrounded by a black shade. The only time his pupils are visible are when he expresses his rage at Sting and Rogue's defeat towards Natsu; after Sting blasts him in the chest; and after the Twin Dragons defeat him in the Tartaros arc.
  • Reforged into a Minion: Mard Geer remade him into a backup demon warrior to protect him in case the Nine Demon Gates fell in battle.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He's willing to give a verbal beatdown to anyone who doesn't uphold his Social Darwinist ideals or failing him one too many times, regardless of their intentions. Just ask Yukino.
  • The Social Darwinist: He built the guild firmly around this principle, believing all other guilds to be little more than pawns. This makes him an enemy of Fairy Tail, and later Saber Tooth itself when they decide they want to follow Fairy Tail's example.
  • The Sociopath: He cares only for his and his guild's own glory and in order to obtain it he's willing to abuse and expel guild members should they fail him with no remorse at all, even if it's a girl.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Spelled as "Jiemma" in Funimation's dub.
  • The Starscream: After becoming a demon of Tartaros, he outright tells the guild's acting leader Mard Geer that he'll be going after him once he's done with Sting and Rogue.
  • This Cannot Be!: After all his ranting of his newfound strength as a demon, he cannot fathom how "weaklings" like Sting and Rogue could still beat him.
  • Tiny-Headed Behemoth: He becomes even larger in his demon form, yet his head is so tiny it could it inside the palms of his freakishly huge hands.
  • Torso with a View: Sting hits him full blast at point blank with a laser right through the midsection for seemingly killing Lector in front of him. Despite this, he's able to survive
  • Tranquil Fury: He initially expresses his rage as such, being so visibly furious when Sting and Rogue lose to Natsu that everyone around him runs away in fear while he's simply sitting still on a bench. After turning into a demon, however, he turns into a raging, frothing madman.
  • Transhuman Treachery: He's so bent on revenge for his humiliation that he let himself become a demon. This is in stark contrast to Minerva, who at least had it forced on her.
  • Uncertain Doom: His fate when he got skewered by Sting and Rogue's White-Shadow Dragon Silk is currently unknown, as it's possible he died as a result of the attack.
  • With My Hands Tied: During his fight with Natsu, he only uses his right arm while his left is in his robe and still manages to hold his own.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has no problems with expelling anyone, even if it's a girl, to uphold his guild's reputation and is willing to subject his own daughter to his Training from Hell.
  • You Have Failed Me: Ziemma virtually expels every incompetent wizard for failing Saber Tooth's ideals, almost including Sting and Rogue.

    Sting Eucliffe 

Sting Eucliffe

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Fuyuka Ouranote  (Japanese – child), Michael Jones (English), Samantha Herek (English – child)

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Sting the White Dragon is one of the Twin Dragons. Raised by the dragon Weisslogia, his magic gives him the power to create lasers and bursts of sacred light. He is also an admirer of Natsu, and dreams of surpassing him one day. Similar to the rest of Saber Tooth, Sting joins the guild believing himself and his partner, Rogue, to be the superior Dragon Slayers over all others. After Natsu single-handedly beats them in the Grand Magic Games, however, Sting defeats Ziemma and usurps him as master to help turn his guild's image around.


  • The Alleged Boss: Despite becoming Saber Tooth's master, his guildmates tend to not listen to him and poke fun at him, especially Rogue.
  • Anime Hair: He has spiky blond Shonen Hair that defies gravity.
  • Arrow Catch: His introduction involves him catching and then eating an arrow fired at Rogue.
  • Attention Whore: He clearly enjoys the cheers that Saber Tooth receives on the first day of the Grand Magic Games with both arms raised and an arrogant smile on his face. It doesn't seem to fade after his Character Development, either, especially seen in the Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth side story, where he's distraught that Jason keeps ignoring him throughout the guild interview.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Most of his outfits show off his abs.
  • Benevolent Boss: Unlike Ziemma, Sting makes Saber Tooth's atmosphere practically indistinguishable from the warmth and merriness of Fairy Tail once he takes over as guild master.
  • Berserk Button: Sting gets really furious when Ziemma questions his compassion towards his friends.
  • Berserker Tears: Happens when Ziemma seemingly vaporizes Lector, resulting in Sting putting a hole in his chest while screaming his lungs out.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He gets his own solo rescue scene in the Alvarez Empire arc when he rescues Yukino from Larcade. It's also one of the few scenes in the series where the big damn hero appears before making their dramatic entrance.
  • Blood Knight: He really enjoys a good fight, even when just watching one. The entire reason he pisses Natsu off is simply to force Natsu to fight at his best, which backfires spectacularly.
  • Break the Haughty: For a good portion of the Grand Magic Games, he's pretty arrogant and think he can really take Natsu despite seeing firsthand how determined he can truly be. Then they actually fight and Natsu takes him down without any trouble, after which his self-confidence practically disappears. Lector's Disney Death doesn't help matters.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Intentionally tries pissing Natsu off by mocking his worth as a Dragon Slayer and laughing when Lucy gets beaten to near death by Minerva, just so they can fight each other at full strength. Natsu destroys both him and Rogue without batting an eye.
  • Deer in the Headlights: In the final stage of the Grand Magic Games, he prepares to attack the heavily wounded Fairy Tail members, but one look at their determination and he freezes up completely before realizing he can't go through with it.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Sting spends much of the last day of the Games calmly taking out a few opponents after Lector is nearly killed by Ziemma and held hostage by Minerva.
  • The Dog Bites Back: When Sting witnesses Ziemma blast Lector into nothing, he ends up blasting him through the chest.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: In the Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth manga, Sting is easily frustrated with the lack of respect and trust he feels he deserves from his guild despite being The Leader.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He grows disgusted by Ziemma showing no compassion towards his guild mates. When Ziemma obliterates Lector, he decides enough is enough and takes his place as guild master after blasting him through the chest.
  • Extreme Omnivore: He's seen munching on a silvery arrow in his debut appearance. As revealed in Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth, Sting can eat anything that's white-colored, seeing as he is the White Dragon Slayer, as opposed to those whose magic is fueled solely by their own elements.
  • Foil: To Natsu. Both are the fight-happy "faces" of their respective guilds, yet Sting values strength over family. This changes when Sting begins to adopt Natsu's perspective.
  • Freak Out: When Ziemma seemingly kills Lector, Sting spends a few moments crying and screaming before blasting a hole right through Ziemma. Even after finding out Lector is alive, he becomes much more subdued and calculating than usual on the last day of the Grand Magic Games.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: His White Dragon's Roar fires a laser beam from his mouth, while his Holy Ray attack launches a Beam Spam from his hands.
  • Gambit Roulette: On the last day of the Grand Magic Games, he lets Fairy Tail take down their tougher opponents whom even master strategist Mavis couldn't predict how to defeat, while he himself sits and does nothing. By the time only he and all of Fairy Tail are left standing, Saber Tooth is exactly eight points behind Fairy Tail, and taking out all five battle-weary Fairy Tail members at once would net them nine points, just barely poising Saber for victory. However, his conscience keeps him from acting on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: He goes through a brief Heroic BSoD in the Alvarez Empire arc after his entire guild gets trounced by Bloodman. It takes Yukino of all people to slap some sense into him.
  • Graceful Loser: He calmly accepts defeat when he's cornered by Team Fairy Tail at the end of the Grand Magic Games.
  • Guile Hero: In the Tartaros arc, Sting works around Natsu's adamant refusal of the Twin Dragons' help fighting Mard Geer by challenging Natsu to see who can beat him first.
  • Hero-Worshipper: He used to look up to Natsu when he was little, but after Fairy Tail's fall from grace during the Time Skip, he set his sights to proving he was the better Dragon Slayer. After being put in his place and doing a little soul-searching however, Sting returns to this role.
  • Heroic Build: He's not as muscular as Laxus, but his body is lean and nicely toned.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • He goes through a brief one when Ziemma seemingly kills Lector in front of him. Although Minerva quickly reveals Lector is safe, he has to hold himself together when Minerva uses him as a hostage.
    • In the Alvarez Empire arc, he falls into one after Bloodman wipes the floor with his entire guild.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: His Light Dragon Slayer Magic uses the element of holiness to create bursts of light and smite evil. Then there's his Holy Breath attack, which obliterates the entire floor of the Domus Flau arena.
  • Hot-Blooded: About the only thing he and Natsu have in common before Sting's boost in kindness is his unbridled passion for battle.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: After getting his hands on his White-Shadow Dragon Mode, he has trouble figuring out how to sink into his own shadow like Rogue does, so Kagura enhances his gravity to push him in.]]
  • Humiliation Conga: He's put through hell from Day 4 of the Grand Magic Games onwards, not that it's undeserved given the major Jerkass he was for the first four days: not only do his ultimate attacks barely phase Natsu and Gajeel at all, but Natsu ends up taking both him and Rogue down without even trying, which puts Fairy Tail ahead of Saber Tooth in the rankings by a single point that Sting wasted earlier by dropping out of the Chariot contest on Day 2. It gets even worse when Ziemma beats the crud out of him and Rogue for losing and seemingly vaporizes Lector, only to later learn that Minerva is holding him hostage to ensure Sting won't make a mockery of their guild again. Once the torment is over, he decides to help rebuild Saber Tooth's image.
  • Hypocrite: His introductory scene has him calling a dark guild wizard out for fleeing for his life instead of sticking by his comrades. Compare this to later scenes where Sting brushes off Natsu's "I fight for my friends" speech as nonsense, and is apathetic towards Yukino's expulsion on account that she was too weak to hold up their guild's name.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: After the emotional upheaval of being led to believe that Lector died, this and begging are pretty much all he can do when Minerva steps in and declares Lector as her hostage.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though he initially follows Ziemma's ideals of how strong Saber Tooth is, he deeply loves his guild mates to the point where, after being defeated by Natsu, he takes over as guild master.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: His secret technique, Holy Nova, focuses all of his magic enery on one point.
  • Kick the Dog: He laughs behind Yukino's back after she is booted from the guild, and later on when Minerva brutalizes Lucy. The latter may have been to get Natsu to fight him seriously (and boy, does he), but the former was a bad idea.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Ziemma seemingly killing Lector is the last straw for Sting as he flies into a rage and blows a hole in his guild master.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: His default position with the first generation Dragon Slayers comes off as this, boasting to Natsu that he and Rogue could have beaten Acnologia despite having never seen the monster in action before. In truth, he's just being a blowhard; not only does he have no real experience fighting any dragon in battle, but the ones he faces up against are nowhere near Acnologia's level, and he can't even scratch them.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He drops out of the games' Chariot event rather than embarrass himself by struggling for the paltry two points he could earn by placing sixth, since he, Gajeel and Natsu are far behind everyone else due to their motion sickness. This comes back to haunt him since those two points cost his guild their lead after getting beaten by them.
  • Light 'em Up: His Light Dragon Slayer Magic produces light-based attacks, though the characters find it's more specifically a form of holy magic than light magic.
  • Light Is Not Good: He uses light-based magic, yet is also a total Jerkass who cares little for most of his own guildmates. He later fits the opposite trope much more nicely after his level in kindness.
  • Manchild: Lampshaded in Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth when Yukino gives him float cookies to cheer him up, since they are for children.
  • Manly Tears: He lets the waterworks run when he thinks Ziemma has killed Lector, and later more happily when he and Lector reunite. He also breaks down in tears when his guild is seemingly wiped out during the battle with the Alvarez Empire.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: He responds to Ziemma attacking him and blasting Lector for showing his guild mark by seriously wounding Ziemma and taking his place.
  • Mr. Fanservice: His outfits are designed to show off his very sculpted abs.
  • Odd Name Out: Unlike the other Dragon Slayers, several of Sting's attacks have English names rather than Japanese ones.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • He has a moment of terror when Ziemma blasts Lector while the latter is defending Sting.
    • He realizes his fate the moment he's cornered by Team Fairy Tail at the conclusion of the Grand Magic Games.
  • The Paralyzer: His White Dragon's Talon leaves behind a crest-like stigmata that completely immobilizes his target.
  • Pet the Dog: After the Grand Magic Games, Sting successfully invites Yukino to return to Saber Tooth for good.
  • Post-Final Boss: He becomes the last contender for Fairy Tail on the final day of the Grand Magic Games once the rest of their opponents have been taken out. He gives up before throwing even a single punch after being given the Death Glare by the bruised and battered, but still badass, Team Fairy Tail.
  • Power Glows: His White Drive and Dragon Force forms turn his entire body pure white.
  • The Promise: As a child, he promised Lector that he would defeat Natsu when he grew up so others would stop calling Lector a liar for saying that Sting killed a dragon. He never gets to fulfill that promise when their fated battle arrives, but both he and Lector come to agree it's better off that way.
  • Rugged Scar: He has a scar right next to his right eye, which he's had since he was a boy.
  • Super Mode: When Rogue gives him his Shadow Dragon Slayer Magic to achieve White-Shadow Dragon Mode, Sting combines it with his normal Dragon Force to get a massive power boost in order to fight Larcade of the Spriggan 12.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: He winds up getting grossly overweight after an Eating Contest (hilariously, Minerva wins without gaining a single pound). Fortunately, Yukino is able to use Libra to slim him down instantly.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Of all the Saber Tooth wizards who undergo this after the Grand Magic Games, Sting's change in character is the most noticeable, going from upholding the guild's Social Darwinism without hesitation to pushing the guild away from its old image, even taking over as Saber Tooth's master to do so.
  • The Worf Barrage: He unleashes many of his ultimate attacks on Natsu and Gajeel, from his Dragon Slayer Secret Art to his Dragon Force. Not one of them works on them the way he wants it to.
  • Would Harm a Senior: He blasts a hole in Ziemma when the latter seemingly kills Lector, and teams up with Rogue to eventually defeat him once and for all during the battle with Tartaros.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He reluctantly punches Kagura, Yukino, and Frosch(?) out cold along with Lector when Larcade nearly causes them to eat each other.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: He gets his own White-Shadow Dragon Mode after eating Rogue's shadow magic to fight Larcade in the Alvarez Empire arc.
  • You Are in Command Now: When Ziemma gets expelled from Saber Tooth, Sting assumes the mantle as guild master to help change Saber Tooth's image, for better or worse.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: Sting does away with Ziemma, the old establishment, and remakes Saber Tooth with the intention of bringing joy to his fellow guildmates.
  • Young and in Charge: He's one of the youngest guild masters in the series at age 19, beaten out only by Mavis (who was age 13 when Fairy Tail was founded), while the rest of the official guilds' known masters are all old or middle-aged folks.

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Twin Dragons

A two-man team of Third Generation Dragon Slayers, wizards who were raised by dragons and underwent dragon lacrima implants. Since they actually killed their dragon parents, they consider themselves "true" Dragon Slayers. As is the case with all dragon-raised wizards, the Twin Dragons are accompanied by Exceed partners of their own.

    Twin Dragons in General 
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Sting and Rogue call themselves "true" Dragon Slayers since they actually killed their dragon parents, and mock Natsu for failing to kill one. When they're faced with rampaging dragons, they admit what they said about killing dragons was only half-true; they might remember killing their parents, but they had no experience fighting them.
  • Bash Brothers: Sting and Rogue fight most effectively as a team, and are even able to perform a Unison Raid together.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Following a note from Erza, they arrive in the nick of time to fight Mard Geer in the Tartaros arc. However, they say they would've arrived sooner if Erza had written the note a little better.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Frosch is the boke who often mixes things up, while Lector is the tsukkomi who provides corrections, sometimes with an insulting remark.
  • Break Up to Make Up: The main plot of Fairy Tail Gaiden: Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth involves Rogue getting angry and disbanding the Twin Dragons just because Sting accidentally ate the flowers that Frosch was planning to give him as a gift, making Frosch cry in the process. Sting, meanwhile, admits that he made a mistake but complains that Rogue blew it out of proportion. They make up in the end, before going back to arguing again.
  • Broken Pedestal: Ziemma becomes one to them after the end of the Grand Magic Games. They help him uphold his Might Makes Right beliefs to the point where they ridicule Fairy Tail, even extending it to Dragon Slayers lower than them. However, once Sting and Rogue realize The Power of Friendship after Natsu defeats them, they eventually decide to turn on Ziemma and help rebuild Saber Tooth for good.
  • Combination Attack: They can perform a Unison Raid, the Divine-Shadow Dragon Light Fang. They also perform Future Rogue's White Shadow Dragon's Rough Silk together, which can otherwise only be used in White-Shadow Dragon Mode.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Their match with Natsu and Gajeel on the fourth day of the Grand Magic Games is mostly one-sided, as they expected. What they didn't expect was that they'd be on the receiving end practically the entire time.
  • False Memories: Their memories of killing Weisslogia and Skiadram were actually planted in their heads by the dragons, who had been hiding inside them the entire time like the rest of the dragons to ensure they wouldn't turn into dragons themselves.
  • Finishing Move: White Shadow Dragon's Rough Silk. Future Rogue's use of it defeated and grievously wounded Natsu, Sting and Rogue's Combination Attack version defeated and killed Jiemma, and Sting's use defeated and grievously wounded Larcade.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: They, along with Natsu, Gajeel, and Wendy, are children from 400 years in the past, and were sent to the future through the Eclipse Gate for the purpose of defeating Acnologia.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Sting and Rogue were raised together with the first-generation Dragon Slayers by their dragons. However, they forgot all about it as a side effect of being sent through Eclipse at such a young age, though it's all but stated their admiration of Natsu and Gajeel, respectively, carried over from when they were children.
  • Hellish Pupils: They have draconic-looking eyes courtesy of being Dragon Slayers. However, Sting lose them due to Art Evolution, while Rogue is inconsistently still drawn with them.
  • Humble Pie: After they spend much of the Grand Magic Games boasting about their superiority to the first generation of Dragon Slayers, they're forced to reconsider everything they know about their own strength when Natsu mops the floor with them in a two-on-one match with their Dragon Force activated, without having to use his own Thunder-Fire Dragon Mode to even the playing field.
  • Metaphorically True: Sting and Rogue always insist that they "killed" their dragon teachers, not "defeated" them. As it turns out, Weisslogia specifically requested Sting to kill him, while Skiadram was suffering on his deathbed and got a Mercy Kill from Rogue. And even then, it's revealed their dragons gave them False Memories of killing them for the experience.
  • Oh, Crap!: They're more than a little surprised when Natsu and Gajeel stand up with nothing more than a few aches and pains when Sting pounds them with Dragon Force at full strength, and moreso when Natsu wipes the floor with them both without resorting to his Thunder-Fire Dragon Mode.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: They make it their goal in the Grand Magic Games to defeat Natsu and Gajeel, respectively. However, their reasons differ: Sting does it to fulfill The Promise he made Lector, while Rogue simply wants to know why Gajeel would throw in his lot with his former enemies at Fairy Tail.
  • Red Baron: They're known as "White Dragon" Sting and "Shadow Dragon" Rogue, respectively.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Sting is the outgoing, fight-happy Red to Rogue's quiet, more observant Blue.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Subverted. They believe they killed the dragons who raised them, but it turns out the dragons faked their deaths by giving them False Memories.
  • Super Mode: Sting and Rogue can activate Dragon Force at will, gaining Facial Markings and Battle Auras to match their respective white and black colors. They also have a weaker version of this called White Drive and Shadow Drive, respectively.
  • Team Pet: Lector and Frosch, Sting and Rogue's Exceed partners, serve as this for the team and guild as a whole.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: All Dragon Slayers suffer from motion sickness when their magic reaches a certain stage, and Sting and Rogue are no exception; in Sting's case, it's demonstrated during the Chariot event of the Grand Magic Games, while Rogue shows it in the anime when he absentmindedly hijacks a carriage to save Frosch.
  • You Have Failed Me: Subverted after their loss to Natsu and Gajeel. Ziemma beats the crap out of them and when Lector tries to reason with their guild master, he promptly blasts him. This pushes Sting to his Rage Breaking Point.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Their Divine-Shadow Dragon Light Fang and White-Shadow Dragon's Silk attacks combine Sting's holy magic with Rogue's shadow magic.

    Rogue Cheney 

Rogue Cheney

Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Garret Storms (English)

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Rogue the Shadow Dragon is Sting's partner on the Twin Dragons. His magic lets him become one with his own shadow to take his enemies by surprise, a technique taught to him by the dragon Skiadram. Going by the name Lios in his youth, he dreamed of becoming Gajeel's disciple, but has since grown obsessed with fighting him instead. Despite his cold outward appearance, he is actually a kindhearted young man who takes issue with his guild's lack of camaraderie. However, he harbors a dark side that risks overtaking him should he ever succumb to despair, something that alarms him greatly.

For info on his alternative timeline counterpart, see his entry on the Criminals page under Future Rogue.

  • Accidental Pervert: Accidentally gropes Yukino when trying to stop her and Sting from going after Frosch.
  • Badass Cape: His most common outfit includes a black cape with the Saber Tooth insignia on the left shoulder.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth reveals that Sting passes most of the guild paperwork off to Rogue.
  • Casting a Shadow: His Shadow Dragon Slayer Magic lets him turn his body into a shadow, and shroud himself in darkness to make himself harder to hit.
  • Combat Pragmatist: His fighting style revolves around lurking in the shadows and sneaking up on his enemies from behind.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He was trained by the Shadow Dragon, and his powers are darkness-based, but he is the most friendly and humane member of Saber Tooth, and neither shares nor approves of his guildmates' cruelty. He is, however, at risk of falling into the opposite trope due to his Super-Powered Evil Side, which manifests as a Living Shadow.
  • Demonic Possession: Gets possessed by his own future self in the form of a Living Shadow during his one-on-one fight with Gajeel, intending to stir up Rogue's Enemy Within until he, too, gets taken over and becomes one with Future Rogue.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: His skin is dark, and his magic revolves around shadows. However, he's also the nicest guy in the guild before everyone else Took a Level in Kindness.
  • Enemy Within: He is plagued by a shadow that manifests from the darkness buried in Rogue's heart, and will continue to try and consume him. In one Bad Future, the shadow succeeds and turns him into Future Rogue. Thanks to the influence of his friends, however, the shadow's influence weakens until it seems to vanish entirely on the day he would have turned evil.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even though Saber Tooth is full of anti-heroes more than outright villains, it's almost like he's in the wrong guild. For instance, he is the only member of Saber Tooth who doesn't smile or laugh at Minerva's unnecessary cruelty to Lucy.
  • Foil: To Gajeel when he was first introduced, though not to as great an extent as Sting was to Natsu. Namely, Rogue is the Token Good Teammate of Saber Tooth whereas Gajeel acts as the Token Evil Teammate of Fairy Tail.
  • Future Me Scares Me: Present Rogue is horrified to hear that he will become the cause of all the destruction in Crocus.
  • Graceful Loser: As he's falling after being defeated by Natsu, he says Natsu's power is unfathomable.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Played with. When Rogue claims that he used to admire Gajeel back in the latter's Phantom Lord days, similar to how Sting used to look up to Natsu, Gajeel points out that there was nothing admirable about himself, and suggests that Rogue actually feared him.
  • Intangible Man: He can turn himself into shadows, making him nearly impossible to grab. However, it seems that he needs to turn tangible again in order to actually physically attack someone, as Gajeel is able to grab him by his attacking arm when he goes in for a physical strike during the dual match. As well, another shadow-user can interact with and attack him in this state, as shown when Gajeel achieves Iron-Shadow Dragon Mode and is able to drag him out of the shadows.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is dismissive towards almost everyone and is just as arrogant as Sting towards earlier generation Dragon Slayers like Natsu and Gajeel, but other than that, he's a kind-hearted soul and one of the few in his guild who worries that their way of doing things isn't the best for their comrades.
  • The Lancer: In contrast to Sting's open arrogance, Rogue is more quiet and contemplative.
  • Living Shadow: He has one inside of him that embodies his inner darkness.
  • Morality Pet: His close friendship with Frosh is the first indicator that he's not all that bad and cold as he appears to be.
  • Not So Stoic: He has an emotional breakdown when he first learns that his future self is responsible for the invasion of dragons, and that he himself runs the risk of becoming that kind of person should he succumb to his inner darkness. He also acts as a primary source of comic relief in a bonus omake, where the disappearance of Frosch and his later desire to see her succeed using her own abilities makes him a panicky, prideful, and all-around sappy mess.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His right eye is always covered by his hair.
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: While he initially wasn't happy with Gajeel joining Fairy Tail after Phantom Lord's demise, Rogue comes to terms with it after his and Sting's defeat at the hands of Natsu causes them to realize The Power of Friendship—something which Saber Tooth lacked.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He's a Dragon Slayer with red eyes and a Super-Powered Evil Side. Contrary to this, he's much more considerate towards his friends in the guild.
  • Scars Are Forever: He gets a scar over the bridge of his nose after the dragon attack.
  • Shadow Walker: As part of his magic. According to him, it's how the Shadow Dragon often stalks its prey.
  • Shonen Hair: Usually, his hair lays flat on his head. However, if Dragon Force is active, it stands straight up and stays that way until Dragon Force gets deactivated.
  • The Stoic: Rogue barely ever shows interest in anything besides Frosch and Gajeel.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Usually cold and disinterested, he shows a rather fatherly and comically overprotective side when just around Frosch.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: He has one that's embodied by a Living Shadow, making him noticeably stronger and more relentless.
  • Token Good Teammate: Despite sharing his team's arrogance, Rogue is the only member who thinks his guild should value the bonds between its members rather than strength and is the only one not savoring Minerva torturing Lucy, at least until everyone else begins adopting his point of view.
  • Unfortunate Name: According to his profile, he felt this way about the name "Rogue" as a child and insisted on being called "Lios", the name that Gajeel knew him by. In the present, however, he seems to have gotten over this completely, telling people to call him "Rogue" when his old name his brought up.
  • When He Smiles: This tends to only happen around Frosch, and when it does, he looks much more relaxed and less uptight.
  • Would Harm a Senior: He helps Sting defeat Ziemma during the battle with Tartaros.

    Lector 

Lector

Voiced by: Akiko Yajima (Japanese), Marti Etheridge (English)

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Sting's Exceed companion who wholeheartedly believes that Sting and the rest of their guildmates are the strongest around.


  • Break the Haughty: Seeing Sting lose so easily to Natsu after bragging about him for so long leaves Lector a sobbing wreck.
  • Cats Are Mean: He's an Exceed and a huge Jerkass to anyone who questions Saber Tooth's strength, at least initially.
  • Disney Death: Ziemma seemingly vaporizes Lector when he tries sticking up for Sting for losing his match with Natsu, causing Sting to Freak Out and blast a hole in the master's chest. Minerva later reveals she teleported him to safety at the last moment, but Sting doesn't get to see him again until after the Grand Magic Games.
  • Foil: He is a more smug version of Happy, Fairy Tail's Team Pet.
  • Humble Pie: Lector spends much of the Grand Magic Games boasting about Sting's strength to everyone. This blows up in his face when Sting gets curb-stomped by Natsu, causing Lector to realize that true strength doesn't come without failure.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: He's reduced to ugly, messy tears when Sting is completely dominated in the Grand Magic Games.
  • Innocent Bystander: Aside from being Sting's companion and occasionally a jerk, Lector puts up with nearly getting killed by his own master, and then being held hostage by Minerva to boost Sting's performance.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His boasting on how awesome Sting is can border on obnoxious. Nevertheless, he is far from an unfair Exceed and has genuinely come to love Sting as a close friend.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Ziemma is about to blast him into nothing.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is initially spelled "Lecter" by Kodansha.
  • Verbal Tic: "Hai!" ("Yes!")
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Frosch. He tends to belittle Frosch, and his insults tend to fly over Frosch's head, but the two are as close as their Dragon Slayer companions are.

    Frosch 

Frosch

Voiced by: Satomi Koorogi (Japanese), Dawn M. Bennett (English)

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Rogue's Exceed companion, who wears a frog costume and agrees with everything Lector has to say.


  • Ambiguous Disorder: Frosch is incapable of returning to the guild without assistance, and gets easily distracted. Frosch also once genuinely believed themself to be a frog, and started wearing a frog costume when they were devastated to learn the truth.
  • Ambiguous Gender: No one's quite sure if Frosch is a boy or a girl; even the English dub alternates between calling Frosch a "he" or a "she" whenever they can't dance around the issue. When some curious fans asked Mashima on Twitter, he said that Frosch's gender is a secret.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Frosch gets distracted by a bug no less than two times while finding their own way home.
  • Blush Sticker: A permanent facial feature, emphasizing Frosch's adorable cuteness.
  • Brutal Honesty: Frosch is prone to this due to having little grasp of the effect their words have. Examples include telling Erza that Sting and Rogue took a long time to come because the handwriting of her letter was so bad, and that "It's all Sting's fault" that Saber Tooth fell to second place after the Chariot event of the Grand Magic Games.
  • Catchphrase: "Fro thinks so, too!"
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: A fairly innocent one. Frosch really isn't smart enough to hurt anyone intentionally.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Frosch was born thinking they were a frog, and cried for three days and nights after realizing the truth. They eventually got over it and bought a frog costume to continue being a frog.
  • The Cutie: Frosch is easily the most innocent and harmless of Saber's members.
  • The Ditz: Frosch is not the sharpest tool in the shed, and doesn't hesitate to agree when others tell them so. For example, when Lector voices his confidence that Olga will win his match in the Grand Magic Games, Frosch thinks it's because the match was rigged.
  • In-Series Nickname: Frosh calls themself "Fro".
  • Innocent Bystander: Often stands nearby to watch Rogue or anyone from their guild fight. This winds up getting Frosch killed in Future Rogue's timeline.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Frosch never means any ill will, but comes off as this when they agree with Lector's more Jerkass-ish comments.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Frosch serves as one for Rogue, considering how the normally stoic Dragon Slayer freaks out after Frosch goes missing. Frosch's death in the Bad Future is also what causes Rogue to turn evil.
  • Meaningful Name: "Frosch" is German for "frog".
  • No Sense of Direction: In an omake chapter, Frosch gets lost and tries to get back to the Saber Tooth guild on their own. Frosch ends up at Fairy Tail instead.
  • Third-Person Person: Played straight in Japanese and the English manga, where Frosch refers to him/herself as "Fro", but averted in the anime dub.
  • Yes-Man: Always agrees with everything Lector says.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Natsu learns from Future Rogue that in his timeline, Frosch will be killed one year after the Grand Magic Games unless protected. He effectively manages to avert Frosch's fate by keeping Rogue away from the killer, Gray, when he finds out the latter joined Avatar. Since Gray turns out to have been undercover all along, however, it's implied Frosch's death was a complete accident.

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    Minerva Orland 

Minerva Orland

Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Anastasia Muñoz (English)

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Click here to see her as Neo-Minerva 

Minerva is the daughter of Ziemma, and the most powerful member of Saber Tooth. Her multi-dimensional magic, Territory, gives her absolute control over everything she sees. Like the rest of her guild, Minerva embodies her father's creed of "survival of the fittest", cruelly stamping out those who oppose her. Her obsession with strength eventually drives her to join Succubus Eye and later Tartaros, where she is transformed into a demon. However, when Sting and Rogue rescue her during the battle of Tartaros, she returns to Saber Tooth for good.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair is initially dark purple in the manga, but it's black in the anime, which eventually sticks for the manga artwork.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The anime expands on her Training from Hell backstory considerably. Ziemma has her fight one of her own guildmates to the death and she spends a night alone with hordes of savage, man-eating beasts for extra measure.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She is attractive, tall, has long dark hair, and acts very aloof and elegant most of the time.
  • Alpha Bitch: She garners the highest amount of respect in her own guild behind her father as its resident Ojou. She is also a ruthless Social Darwinist who has no qualms rooting out any weaklings she comes across, be they her own guildmates, her opponents, or even her own father.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Her goal is to keep Saber Tooth at the top of the guild food chain, and drags her enemies through the dirt to do so. She eventually sets her sights on dominating the criminal underworld after joining a dark guild. Giving up her ambitions is what sets her on her path towards redemption.
  • Arch-Enemy: A Deconstructed Character Archetype. She is dead-set on becoming Erza's rival that it becomes her only purpose in life, making Erza question if there's even any point to their continued clashes. As Minerva herself eventually admits, she just wants Erza to kill her.
  • Badass Long Coat: Her outfit as a member of Tartaros. Complete with a sarashi, Bare Your Midriff, and underboobs.
  • Barrier Warrior: Her magic can be used defensively, as she blocks Natsu's punch with some colored aura around her hand.
  • Big Eater: Surprisingly, Minerva is the reigning champion of Saber Tooth's annual Eating Contest with dozens of plates stacked next to her, and she doesn't even gain a pound while the runner-up Sting swells like a balloon
  • Broken Bird: Her father repeatedly put her through Training from Hell as a young child, transforming her into a merciless fighter who realizes that she actually doesn't deserve to live for the things she's done. Thanks to Saber Tooth's reform, she manages to recover nicely.
  • Broken Tears: She can do nothing but cry as Sting wastes Saber Tooth's last chance at winning the tournament by surrendering to Fairy Tail.
  • Bullying a Dragon: She thinks Erza's nothing but cornered prey just because her foot is shattered, but this ends up being a bad idea.
  • Butt-Monkey: She becomes something of a pushover at the Village of the Sun when Erza accidentally rips off her skirt during their rematch, and again when she falls victim to her guildmate's de-aging spell due to Power Incontinence.
  • Came Back Strong: Subverted. After Minerva withstands Kyôka's reinforcement curse, Kyôka takes enough of a liking to her to recruit her into her guild as a demon. Though this would normally mean Minerva is more powerful than ever, Erza still manages to beat her easily.
  • Children Forced to Kill: The anime adaptation shows how bad her childhood was, where she's forced by her father to murder another guild member, Fingers, after beating him, although he's the one who does the deed when she cannot. She cries the entire time.
  • Climax Boss: She's the last opponent Fairy Tail faces in actual physical combat on the final day of the Grand Magic Games.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: She mercilessly tortures Lucy even preventing her from leaving the arena's boundary to make a point to Fairy Tail that they shouldn't get too uppity against her guild. Later, she tortures Milliana offscreen (we see the aftermath as several cuts on her back) just to pass time while Erza and Kagura fought. Unfortunately for Minerva, her attempts to demoralize Fairy Tail backfire big time.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She steals Lucy's Gatekeys to render her helpless in battle. Also, as the tactical mind of her group in the final match of the tournament, she tells her teammates to avoid the strongest members of the opposing teams so they can be taken on once weakened from their fights. This plan only falls through because Fairy Tail, even when beaten and broken, are literally just too badass to stay down for long.
  • Conlang: She speaks the language of Yakuma, which is written out in vaguely Arabic characters in the manga, receiving transliterations and occasional subtitles as well. She uses it for casting her Yakuma Eighteen Battle God spells, and sometimes for swearing.
  • Cry Cute: She is moved to tears when Sting and Rogue save her from Mard Geer, and later when her guild celebrates her return after had abandoned them all, signifying the end of her Jerkass persona.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: She's Ziemma's daughter and just as ruthless as he is. Not that this stops her from kicking him out of the guild once the opportunity arises, considering the monstrous abuse he put her through to make her the cruel woman she is. She eventually manages to shake off this image after her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's one of Fiore's most skilled warriors, but is also one of the cruelest, at least at first.
  • Death Seeker: Her reason for wanting to keep fighting: she secretly wants Erza to kill her. Subverted when Sting and Rogue persuade her to return to Saber Tooth for good.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: She beats the crap out of Lucy in the Grand Magic Games just because the latter said she wouldn't turn on her True Companions and the hell they went through to get to their position. She later joins Tartaros to exact revenge on Erza for her humiliating defeat.
  • The Dog Bites Back: She's the one who kills Kyôka, the demon who inducted her into Tartaros, when Erza is too worn out from the fight to finish her off.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: She's the top wizard of Saber Tooth under her father, but is more intelligent and effective at leading and controlling the others than her father is.
  • Dragon Lady: She wears a Qipao and an Odango Hair and is remarked by her cruelty.
  • Dynamic Entry: How she gets in on the fight between Erza and Kagura by warping in between them as they're clashing and knocking them back.
  • Easily Forgiven: Minerva is instantly forgiven by Saber Tooth the moment she returns to the guild after the battle with Tartaros is over. Later, she's forgiven by Lucy for causing her misery during the Grand Magic Games.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: For all her villainy, she is appalled when she realizes that Kyôka murdered everyone in Succubus Eye because they weren't strong enough.
  • Evil Costume Switch: As a member of Succubus Eye, she ditches the Qipao for a stripperific black robe, complete with Bare Your Midriff and Absolute Cleavage. Although it might as well be eviler just because she was hardly a good guy by any means.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • To Erza. Both are renowned as the strongest women of their respective guilds, but while Erza fights to protect her guild's honor, Minerva fights to flaunt her guild's strength. After her Heel–Face Turn, however, her kind-hearted self is practically indistinguishable from Erza.
    • She is also one for Lucy. Both were abused by their fathers (Minerva physically, Lucy emotionally) because they weren't what their fathers wanted them to be (Ziemma wanted her to be a strong, ironclad warrior, Jude wanted Lucy to be a Proper Lady). While Lucy ran away and made a new life and friends for herself, Minerva stayed and became even worse than her father.
  • Evil Is Petty: After Erza temporarily gets turned into a child, Minerva uses her as a punching bag to vent after her humiliation during the Grand Magic Games.
  • Eyepatch of Power: One of her eyes is covered by a black mark as a demon, giving her this look.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her father treated her as badly as any "weak" member of the guild, and harshly trained her into becoming a tykebomb just because she wouldn't stop crying as a child, a sign of weakness in his eyes. She finally turns the tables on him when Sting blasts a hole in his chest, giving her the excuse to force him out of the guild, but by then, she already Took a Level in Jerkass that one can hardly celebrate.
  • The Force Is Strong with This One: Next to Olga, Minerva is the most gifted sorceress of magic power within the guild. Her power is so immense it can rival perfectly with that of Erza and that of Kagura, to the point that it can be perceived miles away when she publicly manifests it.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Evil: She's the callous "Evil" to Erza's noble "good" and Kagura's vengeful "bad" during their three-way battle.
  • Hate Sink: A Deconstructed Character Archetype. She's initially shown to be a despicable jerk which is driven home when she antagonizes Fairy Tail in the Grand Magic Games and later when she joins two dark guilds to exact revenge on Erza. Eventually Erza acknowledges that their confrontations after the games are pointless and sympathizes with Minerva over her despicable plights.
  • Having a Blast: Other than space manipulation, she can also cast a spell that summons a huge statue-like being, which destroys everything around it with a colossal explosion.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After appearing in two straight arcs as Erza's hated arch-rival, she decides to put her Dark and Troubled Past behind her and rejoins a reformed Saber Tooth.
  • Hidden Depths: Next to her supremely powerful magic, the guild prides her for being a master chef. She can also eat dozens of plates worth of food and somehow not gain a single pound.
  • High Collar of Doom: Her Badass Long Coat as a member of Tartaros has this.
  • Horned Humanoid: Her Odango Hair changes into a pair of horns when Tartaros transforms her into a demon.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: This is her reason for why she quit Saber Tooth for Succubus Eye, and why she wants to move up in the ranks of the dark guilds. Needless to say, she achieves her goal when she is recruited in Tartaros, though not in the way Minerva hoped.
  • I Have Your Wife: She just loves this trope. First, when Natsu raids their lodge seeking to fight Ziemma, she just teleports Happy into her arms to get him to stop. Then, she transports Lector to safety right before Ziemma tries to blast him, but tells Sting he can only see him again if Saber Tooth wins. Finally, she holds Millianna hostage in an energy-sapping bubble just to get a stronger reaction from Erza and Kagura.
  • Informed Ability: She claims to have a way to counter Erza's Nakagami Armor after being bested by it once. However, she ends up switching to Erza's side before she has a chance can use it.
  • It's Personal: After Erza beats her in the Grand Magic Games, Minerva relishes in any opportunity she can get her hands on for revenge, the primary motivator in all of their confrontations before her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even though she's a borderline sociopathic wizard, she does love her fellow guildmates as shown when she returns to Saber Tooth.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: She quickly goes from a merciless wizard of Saber Tooth to a demon hell-bent on revenge against Fairy Tail, especially Erza, for losing in the Grand Magic Games.
  • Kick the Dog: Done more than any villain in a single arc. First she seriously injures Lucy during the Naval Battle contest. Next, she holds Lector hostage after his Disney Death and refuses to let Sting see him unless he brings Saber Tooth back to first place. Then she does the same with Millianna to provoke Erza and Kagura to fight each other, torturing her to keep herself busy before stabbing Kagura In the Back right when she decides to surrender to Erza. Finally, she plots to exact revenge on Erza for her humiliating defeat.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: She forces Ziemma out of the guild by turning his own Second Place Is for Losers rules against him. Considering how horribly the bastard treated her as a child, Minerva likely relished in the opportunity.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Rather than continuing to fight Erza and Kagura head on in their match, she decides to pit them against each other and then waits until they've worn themselves out before moving in to claim the spoils for herself.
  • Lack of Empathy: She seems pleased when her father is gutted by Sting (though to be fair, that could be because of him using her as a Tyke-Bomb). Even moreso when she uses the chance to manipulate Sting with the promise of getting Lector back.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Maintains her elegance and composure as she blasts everything in her line of sight with her Territory.
  • Lady of War: As cruel a fighter as she is, she always does it with an air of grace. At least, when she's not suffering a Villainous Breakdown.
  • Language of Magic: She performs many of her spells by chanting in the language of Yakuma.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: After realizing Erza and Kagura could very likely defeat her in a two-on-one, she forces them into this situation after revealing she captured their mutual friend Millianna, fully intending to let them weaken each other and swoop in to finish the job. When Kagura prepares to concede willing to Erza, she just shanks her In the Back and beats down on the injured Erza.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: Admits this when talking about Millianna's screams as she tortured her while waiting for Erza and Kagura to finish their match.
  • Makeup Is Evil: Unlike Saber's resident good girl Yukino, Minerva wears lipstick and eyeliner to emphasize her malevolent appearance. However, she keeps wearing makeup after her Heel–Face Turn, though not quite as much.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She tricks Sting into thinking that Lector's life is in her hands to get him to fight with the Power of Friendship, and uses Millianna as a hostage to give Erza and Kagura more incentive to fight each other.
  • Meaningful Name: Minerva shares her name with the Roman goddess of war.
  • Motive Decay: Through ruthless methods, her motive in the Grand Magic Games is to uphold Saber Tooth's status as a formidable guild that would strike fear and awe in the hearts of others. Once Saber Tooth loses to Fairy Tail, she goes bonkers for revenge against Fairy Tail, further narrowing it down to an obsession with fighting Erza the one person who defeated and publicly humiliated her.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives one to Lucy on Day 4 of the Grand Magic Games just to issue a challenge of rivalry to Fairy Tail, and later to Erza at the Village of the Sun when Erza is turned into a child who can't fight back.
  • Odango Hair: Her hair is tied into a pair of bun-shaped loops at both sides of her head, and a braid is present some inches below each of such loops.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Although we see her struggle, her eventual defeat of Wall Eehto's Historia takes place off-screen.
  • Oh, Crap!: Minerva has two moments in which she realizes that she's in serious trouble.
    • She's shocked out of her mind when Erza actually manages to hurt her, and more when Erza cuts through her magic and wipes the floor with her.
    • Another one when she returns to Succubus Eye's headquarters to find the place trashed, the other guild members reduced to paper dolls, and Tartaros' Kyôka calling Succubus Eye too "weak" to work for them. When Kyôka says she's about to find out if the same is true for Minerva, her eyes go wide with fear.
  • Ojou: She commands respect in her guild as both its strongest wizard and the daughter of Master Ziemma, and is always addressed as Ojou-sama ("Milady" in Funimation's adaptation) by her guildmates. Yukino seems to be the only one to use her name, but uses "-sama" on her, like with virtually everyone else.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: She develops this mindset towards Erza after the Grand Magic Games, and curses Tartaros for taking her "prey" away from her after Mard Geer casts Alegria to wipe Erza out along with the rest of Fairy Tail.
  • Our Demons Are Different: She starts out as a human, but is genetically reconstructed as a demon by Tartaros's technology. It's implied in the Q&A of Volume 52 that even though she has since regained her human appearance after returning to Saber Tooth, she wasn't completely returned to human form.
  • Pardon My Klingon: She sometimes switches to speaking Yakuma whenever she gets angry. Unlike most examples, her cursing is translated in the manga, which makes it seem more savory than it probably is; her favorites include "I ragd" ("Begone") and "Ro hwaset" ("Trash").
  • Pet the Dog: In the Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth spinoff manga, she gives a little girl a Cooldown Hug when she learns that the girl had been helping her brother's evil plans, even using a Dangerous Forbidden Technique, out of the fear that he'd cast her aside. It's clear that Minerva sees a great deal of herself in the girl.
  • Qipao: She always wears some kind of Chinese-style dress when affiliated with Saber Tooth.
  • Reality Warper: What her Territory pretty much amounts to: if she sees something, even if it's just empty space, she can manipulate it. It takes some seriously overpowered magic from Erza to beat her magic.
  • Reforged into a Minion: She is briefly transformed into a demon soldier for Tartaros after Kyôka forces her to withstand her reinforcement curse.
  • The Resenter: After Erza defeats Minerva in the Grand Magic Games, Minerva becomes resentful towards Erza to the point where she joins Tartaros and forsakes her own humanity.
  • Revenge Before Reason: She joins Tartaros and abandons her own humanity to exact revenge on Fairy Tail for beating her in a tournament.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Once Saber Tooth has been defeated, Minerva falls into a rage and decides to exact revenge on Erza.
  • Sadist: She grins with maniacal pleasure whenever she does something horrible to someone.
  • Shameful Strip: Whenever she cried as a child during her Training from Hell, Ziemma basically forced her to strip naked and left her in the forest.
  • Show Some Leg: Her Qipao dress exposes her leg up to her thigh.
  • The Social Darwinist: Almost takes it to an art form. Whenever someone she views as beneath her stands in her way, she will beat them to the edge of their life if she can with no remorse. She eventually snaps out of it after Sting and Rogue save her from Mard Geer.
  • Sore Loser: Of the worst kind. Just because she lost to Fairy Tail at the conclusion of the Grand Magic Games, she flees Saber Tooth and joins Tartaros to exact revenge on them. This clearly contrasts most of her former guild-mates, who have accepted their defeat and vow to create a more caring atmosphere at Saber Tooth.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: She was essentially forced into her sadistic and ruthless personality by her own father to survive his brutal parenting. Erza later shatters the facade to find a broken woman who would much rather die than continue her meaningless cruelty.
  • Space Master: Her magic Territory is an enhanced variation of the classic manipulation of space.
  • The Starscream: She does not hesitate to usurp her father and kick him out of the guild the moment Sting takes him down.
  • Summon Magic: She has the ability to summon at least one of the Eighteen Yakuma Battle Gods during her match with Erza and Kagura.
  • That Woman Is Dead: She casts off her humanity after she is transformed into a demon of Tartaros. It doesn't last, though, as she pulls a Heel–Face Turn shortly afterward.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After she undergoes Ziemma's Training from Hell, Minerva descends into the path of a jerk to the point where she has Tartaros transform her into a demon and exact revenge on Erza.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: A Double Subversion. She initially doesn't participate in Saber Tooth's reformation. However, after she is rescued by the Twin Dragons from Tartaros and being forced to admit how undeserving of friendship she thinks she is, only to realize her guild still cares for her despite how she abandoned them, she becomes considerably friendlier.
  • Training from Hell: She underwent an intense training regimen courtesy of her father, which involved Ziemma beating the crap out of her until she cried and having her undergo a Shameful Strip before leaving her out in the woods until she stopped crying.
  • Tyke-Bomb: She was given birth to not to live as her own person with her own hopes and dreams, but so her father could breed a heartless warrior to carry on his own bloodline. She snaps out of it after the battle with Tartaros.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Short, thin and a few inches away from her actual eyes.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She was once just an ordinary girl who underwent Ziemma's Training from Hell, turning her into one of Fairy Tail's most vicious rivals.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: She leaves Saber Tooth when Sting reforms it at the conclusion of the Grand Magic Games. Later, she is forced to escape when Fairy Tail frees the giants of Sun Village while she's fighting Erza.
  • Villain Teleportation: Her Territory gives her this ability in ways no other teleportation specialists like Doranbalt can. Not only can she teleport others, but she can switch places and body positions with them.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
  • Villainous BSoD: During her second rematch with Erza in the Tartaros arc, her memories of her father's abuse begin to surface while Erza urges her to stop their nonsensical fighting, causing Minerva to lose the will to live and ask Erza to end her suffering. Getting rescued from Mard Geer by Sting and Rogue manages to snap her out of it.
  • Would Hurt a Child: While her Succubus Eye superior turned Erza into a child, she takes too much pleasure in beating her like that.
  • You Are Not Alone: The reason she wants Erza to kill her is a belief that, because of her actions, no one wants her around. Sting and Rogue prove her wrong when they show up specifically looking for her to bring her home. The welcome home party she receives when she finally returns ends up bringing her to tears.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is purple in the manga, though it changes to black to match her Adaptational Dye Job in the anime.

    Sorano Agria 

Sorano Agria, a.k.a. Angel

Voiced by: Fuyuka Oura (Japanese), Lindsay Seidel (English)
Portrayed by: Anju Inami (stage)

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Sorano is a young woman more infamously known as Angel of the Oración Seis. Kidnapped as a child and separated from her little sister, Yukino, she grew into a cruel dark wizard who helped further the Seis' goal for world domination. After Sorano is released from prison and renounces her old guild seven years later, Jellal convinces her to join the vigilante guild Crime Sorcière, rekindling her former kindness in the process. Following Crime Sorcière's pardon for their crimes, Sorano joins Saber Tooth to reunite with her beloved little sister for good.

Similar to Yukino, Sorano is a Celestial Wizard who has owned the Zodiac spirits Gemini, Scorpio, and Aries. While a talented summoner, she is also notorious for treating her spirits like tools, with Aries in particular having been stolen from a wizard murdered by her. After her contracts with her spirits are nullified following the Oración Seis's detainment, she gains the ability to summon angelic beings instead.


  • Absolute Cleavage: Her pre-Time Skip outfit leaves very little to the imagination.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Besides her Heel Realization in the anime's Key of the Starry Heavens Filler arc, if not because of it, Sorano the first member of the Seis to wholeheartedly consider joining Crime Sorcière in the Tartaros arc in the anime.
  • Anime Hair: She decorates part of her hair in the shape of a halo.
  • The Atoner: She states that she can't be Yukino's big sister as she is, and swears she will do everything in her power to atone for her sins so she can proudly face her again. Around the time of Acnologia's demise, she's pardoned for her crimes and finally reunites with her sister.
  • Broken Bird: Being separated from her sister by Zeref cultists and trapped in the Tower of Heaven put a huge damper on her compassionate disposition as a child, turning her into a callous and sadistic young woman.
  • Clothing Damage: After getting hit by Lucy's Urano Metria, Angel's outfit becomes filled with holes and tears, to the point Lucy, who doesn't remember casting the spell due to how it was put into her mind by Hibiki, can only wonder why she "looks like she fought with a tornado head-on."
  • Cool Big Sis: She is this to Yukino as a child, always sticking up for her whenever she was scolded by their parents. She embraces this role again after being pardoned and joining Saber Tooth to be with Yukino for good.
  • Cool Ship: She is captain of the Olympia, an underwater temple that can convert into a high-speed submarine.
  • Dark Chick: She is the only female of this dark guild, at least in the manga.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": After joining the Oración Seis, Sorano rejects the use of her birth name in favor of her codename, Angel. However, she goes by her real name again after being recruited into Crime Sorcière.
  • Evil Counterpart: She serves as Lucy's while serving the Oración Seis. Both are celestial wizards, but while Lucy treats her spirits with respect and kindness, Sorano sees them as just tools for her own use.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: She starts out with a bob haircut. After maturing physically and mentally for seven years, she grows her hair out into a Hime Cut.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: She outright calls herself "Angel" and is a radiant young woman, but she's also a dark wizard, an abusive spirit owner, and a remorseless murderer. She begins to live up more to her old codename after her Heel–Face Turn, however.
  • Family Theme Naming: Sorano has a name similar to her sister, Yukino.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: Keeping with her angel motif, many of her dresses have fluffy white feathers.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: The members of Saber Tooth besides Yukino see her as this after Sorano joins their guild, calling her obnoxious but otherwise well-meaning.
  • Genki Girl: She shows a much more playful and childish side to herself after the second Time Skip, even sticking her tongue out like a kid at times.
  • Hair Decorations: She consistently wears a blue ribbon in her hair.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She finally turns to the side of good thanks to Yukino, joining her sister's guild shortly afterwards.
  • Heel Realization: Although she tries hiding it behind a facade, it becomes evident during her reunion and confrontation with Yukino that she has become terribly torn up over the crimes she committed as one of the Seis, to the point where she can't even think of herself as Yukino's Cool Big Sis until she's made amends. This comes true in 100 Years Quest.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She appears to be unremorseful when she reminds Lucy that she murdered Karen once Lucy starts piecing together her relationship with Yukino. Once she reunites with Yukino, however, it immediately becomes obvious that she harbors such tremendous guilt for her crimes that she can't even look her sister in the eye, transparently acting like a total stranger around her.
  • Hime Cut: Her grown out hair is cut as such after the Time Skip; long in the back, sidelocks and even bangs. Note that this is after maturing physically and mentally.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although she can be excessively cruel to her friends and allies, it becomes clear that she deeply loves her sister, as shown in 100 Years Quest.
  • Kick the Dog: She shoots right through her own spirit Aries with Caelum to get a cheap shot at Loke in the Nirvana arc. She justifies herself by saying spirits can't die from such an attack, but Lucy has none of it.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: She murdered Karen Lilica, the Jerkass owner of Leo and Aries, although Sorano is just as bad as Karen ever was, if not worse.
  • Lack of Empathy: She fires straight through her own spirit Aries's chest to get at Loke using Caelum without batting an eye, and justifies herself by saying Celestial Spirits can't die and will eventually recover from such injuries. She is unfazed when a disgusted Lucy argues that spirits still feel pain and emotions. It takes at least seven years for it to finally hit Sorano what a horrible and uncaring person she had become.
  • Last Breath Bullet: Subverted. She tries to use the last of her magic power to kill Lucy, but Caelum deliberately veers the shot away from her, prompting Angel to call the spirit a traitor in disbelief before it vanishes and she herself collapses from exhaustion.
  • Light Is Not Good: She wears a white dress, has white hair, is named "Angel", and is a Celestial Wizard. She's also one of the cruelest characters in the series, and has murdered a named character off-screen. She eventually improves after she joins Crime Sorcière, though she still has a nasty attitude to everyone except Yukino, her younger sister.
  • Long-Lost Relative: She is Yukino's long-lost sister, who was separated from her when she was brought to the Tower of Heaven as a child. When the two are finally reunited, Sorano refuses to acknowledge herself as Yukino's sister until the end, when she's forgiven herself for her crimes.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She uses Gemini's Shapeshifting ability to devious effect by figuring out her enemies' secrets and use them against them.
  • Meaningful Name: Her real name, Sorano, means "of the sky", as she one day hopes to become.
  • Mystical White Hair: She has white hair and is a talented celestial wizard. Taken further after the Time Skip when she uses angel magic.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Her first outfit has one to compliment the Absolute Cleavage.
  • Smug Smiler: She faces everyone with a self-satisfied sneer throughout the Nirvana arc. It vanishes almost completely in later arcs, however.
  • Summon Magic: Angel is a Celestial Spirit wizard with three Golden Keys (Aries, Gemini, Scorpio). After losing her keys, she learns to summon angelic creatures over the Time Skip.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has two angel wings tattooed above her breasts.
  • That Woman Is Dead: Downplayed. She refuses to acknowledge herself as Yukino's sister and pretends not to know her when the two reunite in the Alvarez Empire arc. When it's obvious she can't fool Yukino and is pressed on the issue, she tearfully tells Yukino she isn't the sister of a murderer, but promises that Sorano will "return" once she's forgiven herself for her crimes. They do eventually get back together by the time of 100 Years Quest, this time embracing her true name.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Although she's a downright merciless Celestial Wizard into one who is driven by a desire to make up for her misdeeds.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: To Yukino: both share the same color hair, type of outfit, and magic.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Yukino idolizes her sister, and has nothing but good things to say about her from their childhood together. Compare that image with her criminal record of murdering Celestial Wizards, stealing their keys and treating them as playthings for her own sadistic amusement. After joining Crime Sorcière, however, she starts showing shades of her old, compassionate self.
  • Vapor Wear: Any Clothing Damage she sustains shows that she doesn't have anything under her outfits.
  • Verbal Tic: She has a tendency to end her sentences with "~zo" in Japanese.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Gemini refuses to kill Lucy after being overwhelmed by her feelings of genuine love for Celestial Spirits, Angel angrily dismisses them. When she realizes she was tricked by Hibiki and about to be hit by Lucy's Urano Metria, she's reduced to cowering before being bombarded. By the time she's on her last legs trying to kill Lucy with Caelum, she's reduced to a Slasher Smile and Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises and can only let out a weak cry of disbelief when Caelum refuses to kill Lucy as well.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: She's reduced to wearing a bikini at all times after the second Time Skip, even in the frigid temperatures of northern Ishgal.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Her hair is silvery white, and she starts out as one of the most sadistic females in the series.
  • Zerg Rush: Her primary method of attack with her angel magic is to summon a swarm of angels with More Teeth than the Osmond Family.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Her outfit in her first appearance has her wear black stockings that reach mid-thigh.

In the Key of the Starry Heavens arc

As a member of the Neo-Oración Seis, Angel becomes a practitioner of Angel Magic, which allows her to summon angelic beings that gradually eat away at her own lifespan so that when she dies, she will become an angel herself.


  • Cast from Lifespan: Her form of Angel Magic in this arc manifests her life force as coins that she offers to her angels. Stronger angels require higher costs, hastening her time of death. In the end, Dan uses his Size Shifter magic directly on Angel's magic, returning her lifespan to normal.
  • Death Seeker: She aims to cast her own life away and go to Heaven to free herself from the cesspit of sin and corruption she sees the world to be. She even takes hold of Gray's ice scythe and urges him to thrust it through her chest as Death himself would.
  • Glamour Failure: When her angels are defeated, they shed their divine forms to reveal themselves as hideous blobs of flesh. She also begins to take on their form as she grows closer to death, her skin chipping away to reveal red flesh.
  • Graceful Loser: She freely admits her defeat to Gray and Dan after they destroy her last "angel" and save her life.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: She switches out her Absolute Cleavage with a costume that shows off her shoulders.
  • Light Is Not Good: Her Angel Magic allows her to summon angels in battle. However, these "angels'" divine appearance is a front for their true nature as grotesque parasites that feed off her life force.
  • The Ophelia: She is shown to have lost a few screws as a side-effect of her new magic; she thinks that when the angels she summons completely devour her soul, she will become an angel herself. Gray manages to talk some sense back into her, however.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: She is defeated after Gray helps her realize the monster she's allowed herself to become.
  • Villainous Breakdown: As Gray talks down at both her death wish and her "angels", her previous calm shatters into rage and denial which only further turns to horror when she realizes he's right.
  • What Have I Become?: When she sees her "angels" as the Eldritch Abominations they are, she realizes she is about to become another monster like them, which solidifies her Heel–Face Turn.

    Yukino Agria 

Yukino Agria

Voiced by: Fuyuka Oura (Japanese), Mallorie Rodak (English)

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Yukino is a female Celestial Wizard and the owner of the Zodiac spirits Libra and Pisces, as well as the fabled thirteenth Zodiac spirit, Ophiuchus. She's also the younger sister of Sorano Agria/Angel. One of Saber Tooth's up-and-coming members, she is expelled from her guild after one screw-up too many and joins Arcadios's Holy Knights as a sergeant for his Eclipse Plan. At the conclusion of the Grand Magic Games, Yukino leaves the Holy Knights and assists Saber Tooth to rebuild their guild.


  • Abusive Parents: Implied by the fact that her parents would call her out over everything, even when it wasn't her fault. It's also quite telling that she's more concerned with reuniting with Sorano than avenging her parents' deaths.
  • Adaptational Badass: She's an impressive enough celestial wizard in the manga, but in the anime, she turns out to be a skilled hand-to-hand combatant as well, personally fighting Eclipse Virgo and Libra. She also performs Urano Metoria, one of Lucy's ultimate attacks, as a Combination Attack with her.
  • Art Evolution: She's initially drawn with narrower eyes and a bob cut, but her eyes become wider and her hair becomes a pixie cut, which helps emphasize her role as a rookie in the guild.
  • Badass Cape: She initially wears a big, gaudy cloak with Fluffy Fashion Feathers during the Grand Magic Games. However, she wears it less frequently in favor of more casual clothes after the games.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears a militaristic long coat while as a sergeant of the Holy Knights.
  • Big Sister Worship: She thought the world of her Cool Big Sis, calling her kind and beautiful, and she's even willing to rewrite all of history just to make it so they were never separated by one of Zeref's cults.
  • Break the Cutie: Not long after getting into the guild she'd always dreamed of joining, she is defeated by Kagura in the Grand Magic Games, admonished by Ziemma, forced to strip in front of the whole guild, and finally expelled for her incompetence. Simply being treated like a normal human being by Natsu causes her to burst in tears, unable to bear the pain any longer.
  • Broken Pedestal: Downplayed when she runs into Sorano/Angel during the Alvarez Empire arc. She's clearly upset that her sister never made contact with her despite being alive all these years, and what's more, is acting like a total stranger. But once Sorano tells her she's done such terrible things that she can no longer call herself her sister, which she now deeply regrets, Yukino gladly accepts that she will have to wait until her sister has forgiven herself to reunite with her for good.
  • The Chick: She becomes this for her guild after it reforms, favoring communication over fighting.
  • Damsel out of Distress: When she's kidnapped in the Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth manga, she manages to fight back enough long enough until Sting can get to her in time.
  • Doomed Hometown: Her hometown was destroyed by the same Zeref cultists who took Erza, Jellal, and the Oración Seis (her sister included) to the Tower of Heaven.
  • Easily Forgiven: Sting has Yukino return to Saber Tooth out of forgiveness at the end of the Grand Magic Games.
  • Every Year They Fizzle Out: It's pointed out in her profile that she actually is a strong wizard, but she hardly ever wins any of her battles unless she's fighting alongside someone else. And even then, she isn't the one to finish them off.
  • Family Theme Naming: Her name is Yukino, and her sister (better known as Angel) is named Sorano.
  • Females Are More Innocent: Minerva aside, Yukino is the only member of Saber Tooth who lacks any of her guild's trademark arrogance, not counting her moment of overconfidence when facing Kagura.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: She is shown to bake cookies for the guild in Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth.
  • Flower in Her Hair: She wears a blue rose on the upper left side of her head.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: Her Badass Cape has these, an early indicator of her relationship with the similarly dressed Sorano.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: When Sting is suffering a Heroic BSoD after his guild is seemingly defeated by Bloodman, it's Yukino who slaps him back to his senses, much to the shock of the whole guild. True to form, though, she's deeply apologetic after hitting him.
  • The Heart: She's depicted as such in the reformed Saber Tooth. Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth shows her tending the bar, baking everyone cookies, and generally being seen with a calming smile. She's also the one who gets Sting's head back in the game when they've been overwhelmed by Bloodman, though not before slapping him.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Her bet with Kagura to wager her life gets her expelled from Saber Tooth in the most humiliating way possible, since it wasn't her loss that disappointed him, but the fact that she is now indebted to answer to an "inferior" guild.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Implied. While she recklessly overestimates her chances against Kagura and pays the price for it, it's indicated that she always knew that she wasn't really one of Saber Tooth's elites, since she's only a replacement for Minerva.
  • Insignia Ripoff Ritual: After Kagura defeats her in her first match, Yukino is forced to rub off her guild mark before she gets expelled.
  • I Will Find You: She's determined to reunite with Sorano, even if it means changing the past itself so that they were never separated in the first place. They finally see each other again after Irene's Universe One shrinks the continent.
  • I Will Wait for You: Non-romantic example. When Sorano asks her to wait until she can finally atone for her crimes, Yukino states she'll wait as long as necessary for her big sister to come back. Sure enough, they do reunite and 100 Years Quest reveals that she joins Saber Tooth, Yukino's guild.
  • It's Personal: Her motivation for participating in the Eclipse Plan to kill Zeref, despite the alteration of the timeline it would cause, is because his worshipers separated her from her beloved older sister.
  • The Jinx: It is her lifelong belief that she brings bad luck to others. After she hears that she was present with Future Lucy during her last failed effort to save Fiore from the horde of dragons, Yukino can't help but go into a Heroic BSoD and blame herself, thinking history will repeat itself.
  • Keigo: She's extremely formal, using the ultra-formal personal pronoun "watakushi" and using "-sama" on virtually everyone else, even Lector and Frosch.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: She proves herself to be one in one of the anime's Filler arcs, claiming to have studied martial arts from her guild, much to the astonishment of Lucy.
  • Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: Yukino is frequently subjected to this treatment, getting her boots seared off by lava in the Palace of Hades, and getting them removed by the enemy on two separate occasions: once in Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth, and the other at the hands of Bloodman's squad.
  • Mystical White Hair: She has silvery white hair, and is a talented magic user.
  • Number Two: She becomes Arcadios's right-hand woman when she joins the Holy Knights as a member of his Eclipse Plan. At least until she leaves to rejoin Saber Tooth.
  • Oh, Crap!: She realizes what Saber Tooth plans to do to her the moment Kagura defeats her in the Grand Magic Games.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents died when Zeref cultists attacked her hometown.
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: More of sadness than anger. After Natsu catches up with her just to apologize for being so cold to her for being in Saber Tooth, Yukino bursts into tears over how he can treat her with kindness so casually, and she lets her emotions come out over her own guild master admonishing and expelling her.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Her battle outfit often keeps her back bared.
  • Shameful Strip: After failing to win against Kagura, she strips naked in front of her own guildmates and wipes off her guild mark as part of her expulsion.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is a soft-spoken and submissive girl who treats everyone she speaks to with the utmost respect.
  • Sixth Ranger: She is initially believed to be one of the five strongest members of Saber Tooth until the reveal that she is merely standing in for Minerva. Afterwards, she becomes The Chick.
  • Squishy Wizard: Being a celestial wizard, a single hit is all it takes for Kagura to take her down.
  • Summon Magic: She's a celestial wizard who owns several spirits, including the Zodiac spirits Pisces, Libra, and Ophiuchus.
  • Tearful Smile: She begins crying when all the other guilds who participated in the Grand Magic Games begin fighting over her, saying she's never been so happy to have so many people care for her.
  • Token Good Teammate: She is at least the only member of Saber Tooth shown not to be a Jerkass on any level, at least until Sting and Rogue reform it.
  • Trauma Button: In Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth, a dark guild threatens to remove her guild mark. She understandably freaks out over this, given how Ziemma did this to her before.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: She and Sorano have the same hair color, have similar facial features, and wear similar outfits. They are also both celestial wizards.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She wants Zeref dead for what his worshipers did to her family, and she willingly participates in the Eclipse Plan despite the ramifications it could have on the timeline. Unfortunately, it all turns out that this was a cover for the Eclipse 2 Project, which Yukino is uninvolved in.
  • Woman in White: She wears a white uniform as a member of Saber Tooth.
  • You Have Failed Me: Gets forced to strip and erase her guild mark, therefore expelling her from Saber Tooth after losing to Kagura.
  • You Remind Me of X: Mirajane states that Yukino has a lot in common with Lisanna. The similarity is lampshaded by Lisanna herself, who points out they're both "little sister" figures with short, white hair.

    Rufus Lore 

Rufus Lore

Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga (Japanese), Seth Magill (English)

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A calm and analytical wizard who tends to speak poetically. He uses a rare form of Maker Magic called Memory Make, which lets him weave various unique spells from magic he has memorized.


  • Achilles' Heel: His memorization powers doesn't mean squat if the opponents' actions are too fast for him to memorize.
  • Antagonist Abilities: His Memory Make gives him the ability to copy and cancel any kind of spell he sees and memorises, giving him an almost unfair advantage in a fight.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: His magic allows him to analyze opponents right down to their heartbeats.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's found by Gray reading a book in the middle of the final match, no doubt looking for new tricks to memorize. The anime also sees him gaining an entire arsenal of new spells by insta-reading entire shelves of books.
  • Beam Spam: His Night of Falling Stars spell sends beams of lightning that rain down on his opponents.
  • Catchphrase: He often says that he's "memorized" something, or that he "has no memory of" anything he isn't familiar with.
  • Combined Energy Attack: Rufus has the ability to take two different magic types he has memorized and combine them. For instance, he combines Olga's lightning with Gray's Ice Make to create the "Sword of Frozen Black Lightning".
  • Domino Mask: A red one. It adds to his dashing rogue-bard look.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: His Memory Make allows him to make intangible copies of himself.
  • Elemental Powers: He can "memorize" certain elemental spells and use them against his opponents. So far he has used a shower of thunderbolts, a stream of flames, and some tornadoes, as well as copying Gray's own Ice Make and Libra's gravity magic.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He clearly did not expect Ziemma to try and kill Lector for having a guild mark, and looked quite shocked when he did.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Gray. Both are maker wizards who rely on skill and creativity compared to their comrades who tend to rely on power.
  • Fragile Speedster: He is also quite acrobatic, still goes down quickly once he gets hit.
  • Glass Cannon: His Memory Make grants him access to a near infinite combination of memorized spells for devastatingly powerful results, but after Gray overcomes this, it takes but two attacks to bring him down.
  • Graceful Loser: Downplayed. He accepts his defeat and commits it to memory to ensure it will never happen again, but only because he's certain his opponents stand no match against Minerva.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His magic is essentially imitation of magic he's seen from other wizards. Gray overwhelms his memorization skills by making dozens of ice weapons at once, essentially imitating Erza.
  • Kick the Dog: He never wipes his smirks off his face whenever he sees his guildmates perform a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, such as Minerva's assault on Lucy, or Sting and Rogue's attempted expulsion from the guild.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He personally takes down Raven Tail's Nullpudding in the Hidden contest of the Grand Magic Games, keeping him from taking first place after hounding on Gray the entire time.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: To go with his elegant bard motif. He's even noted in his profile to greatly resemble Fried, Fairy Tail's own resident Long-Haired Pretty Boy.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a very fancy one with a big, pink plume. Gray snatches it from him when he beats him.
  • Oh, Crap!: He's finally broken out of his delusion of superiority when Gray produces too many ice weapons at once for him to memorize, leaving him wide open for an attack.
  • Phlebotinum Overload: Gray gets the upper hand against him by making hundreds of different ice weapons in the blink of an eye, far faster than Rufus's Memory Make can keep up with.
  • Power Copying: His Memory Make gives him the power to copy any spell he memorizes and use them to create new spells of his own. This also includes combining spells of differing attributes, such as Gray's ice with Olga's lightning.
  • Puzzle Boss: The manner of his loss to Gray on the final day of the Grand Magic Games, once Gray figures out he only needed to basically fast-forward his attacks on Rufus.
  • Red Baron: He's introduced in the Grand Magic Games as "The Troubadour Who Sings to the Red Moon."
  • Secret Art: Memory Make is described as one of the Ancient Spells, which aren't all that far off from the incredibly rare and powerful Lost Magics.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Like other Maker Magic, his magic gives shape to his own memories.
  • The Smart Guy: He fulfills this role after Saber Tooth's Heel–Face Turn.
  • Smug Smiler: He almost always wears a smirk in battle, as he's that confident no one can beat him. He drops it the moment he realizes Gray will be the first.
  • Superpower Lottery: Being able to copy any spell he remembers, track people's precise movements right down to their heartbeats, and make them forget their own skills is about as broken a power that you can get. So much so, in fact, that Mavis—one of the greatest military strategists of her time—predicts a low probability rate that he can actually be defeated.
  • Warrior Poet: He gives his attacks big, fanciful names like "Night of Shooting Stars" or "Karma of the Burning Earth".

    Olga Nanagia 

Olga Nanagia

Voiced by: Masafumi Kimura (Japanese), Leo Fabian (English)

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A meatheaded Thunder God Slayer who uses high-voltage black lightning, beating out the rest of his guild in terms of raw magical power.


  • Anime Hair: Spiky, runs down to the small of his back, and is a mint green color.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Unlike Sherria, he plays the A God Am I personality of having God Slayer magic straight. He also thinks he can take on Jura single-handedly by tricking him into taking his most powerful shot. Jura punches right through it and slams his head down into the pavement.
  • The Big Guy: He fills this role in Saber Tooth after the guild reforms, being the strongest in terms of raw magical power, but lacking in pretty much every other department.
  • Dreadful Musician: Invoked purely for laughs. It's because of his terribad singing that he's so popular.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Neither he nor Rufus are smiling when Lector is seemingly killed.
  • Evil Counterpart: For Laxus, as a Thunder God Slayer, compared to Laxus being a Thunder Dragon Slayer.
  • Facial Markings: Most of the time he wears four vertical stripes painted on his chin. During the last day of the Grand Magic Games, he has a horizontal stripe across his nose.
  • Kick the Dog: Like Rufus, he is amused by the No-Holds-Barred Beatdown Minerva inflicts Lucy, and later Ziemma on Sting and Rogue.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: The "kindhearted" part is debatable, but his profile states that he likes watching Lector and Frosch in the hopes of playing with them.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: On the first day of the Grand Magic Games, he takes down an opponent with a single blow to establish Saber Tooth as the number one guild. On the last day, he himself gets taken out the same way by a superior opponent.
  • Mighty Glacier: He boasts having the greatest offensive strength out of his entire guild, and his stats and muscular build suggest he's no slouch in the defensive department, either (not that this saves him from a One-Hit KO inflicted by a wizard of over twice his strength). He also moves about as fast as a stationary boulder in battle.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Jura crashes his fight against Laxus. In a hilarious contrast, Laxus is quite excited to fight against the Wizard Saint.
  • Pet the Dog: Somewhat. His character profile later mentions that he secretly wishes Lector and Frosh would play with him, which perhaps explains why he is so shocked when Ziemma apparently kills Lector.
  • Shock and Awe: He's a Thunder God Slayer who uses black lightning to fire beams of condensed electricity at his enemies.
  • Sore Loser: He's the only one besides Obra who doesn't compliment Erza for her performance in the third day's challenge, and looks quite upset after his MPF score is broken by Jura and Cana. He drops this attitude when Jura soundly beats him fair and square.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": There are some fan translations who spell his name as "Orga".
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He's the most powerful Saber Tooth wizard in terms of raw magical power, but all of his attacks consist of unloading a single blast of magic on an opponent and hoping it hits. This costs him dearly when Jura comes along.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He's never seen wearing a shirt except during the Grand Magic Ball.
  • The Worf Effect: He's introduced one-shotting his opponent from Quattro Cerberus without any effort. He then scores a then-unheard of quadruple-digit score in the MPF contest to show just how powerful he is. In the final day of the games, he gets one-punch KO'd by Jura (whose own MPF score was more than twice Olga's) when he tries to take him head on.
  • Worthy Opponent: He comes to view both Jura and Laxus as this with Saber Tooth's loss. His profile later mentions he is training for a rematch with them.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is a mint green color.

    Dorvengal 

Dorvengal

Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (Japanese), Ben Ambroso (English)

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A wizard who ranks within the top ten strongest members of Saber Tooth.


  • Adaptation Expansion: His "fight" with Natsu in the manga isn't even a fight, getting knocked aside within a single panel of his introduction. The anime gives him a chance to show off his skills, though it still doesn't even last a minute.
  • Ascended Extra: Downplayed. He gets a little more screentime in the anime and Twin Dragons spin-off, but he's still a minor character.
  • Cool Mask: Fitting for a ninja wizard.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: He has brown hair and eyes.
  • Elite Mook: He's said to be among Saber Tooth's top 10, but not good enough to be on the tournament team.
  • Informed Ability: He's stated to be one of the strongest members of Saber Tooth, but Natsu knocks him across the room with an Offhand Backhand without even trying. He lasts a little bit longer in the anime, though it hardly does him any good.
  • Laser Blade: In the anime, he fights using a rainbow-colored blade of light emanating from his hand.
  • Ninja: He not only dresses like one, but he also fights like one in the anime.
  • Only Sane Man: In the Twin Dragons spin-off, he occasionally steps in to move the quirkiness along, usually by quickly telling Minerva what the problem is so it can be solved.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": It's "Dobengal" in the anime dub.
  • Super Speed: He's shown to be fast enough to perform a Flash Step.
  • The Worf Effect: He's touted as one of Saber Tooth's finest. Natsu bats him away without even looking at him.

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