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The Sirius Team
These are all the members of Fairy Tail singled out to participate in an annual exam on the guild's sacred ground, Sirius Island (A.K.A. Tenrou Island), along with their partners and those conducting the exam.

Besides the main protagonists, these characters are all secondary protagonists.

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    In General 
  • Badass Crew: Most of these members are the reason why Fairy Tail easily outnumbers the other guilds the number of badasses that can walk-on directly into the Grand Magic Games team without any significant loss in ass-kicking quality.
    • They are the only guild that is capable of taking on and defeating entire Empires, as shown with their war against Alvarez and the Spriggan 12, by far their most powerful enemy.
    • Their entire reason of participating in the Grand Magic Games was to prove a point and stop other guilds from looking down on them. If they had any ambitions beyond adventuring, fighting and drinking, like what Sabertooth and Phantom Lord had, it is almost certain they would be the most feared, most powerful, most dreaded guild in the world.
  • Combined Energy Attack: Almost the entire crew combined their powers with Laxus's to attack Acnologia. All for naught though, as the dragon waved it off.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: It's usually combat teamwork that causes the guild members to form close friendships.
  • Fishes Out of Temporal Water: They spent seven years inside the Fairy Sphere after the Sirius Island incident.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": When Acnologia attacks after they fight Grimoire Heart. And again when it returns during the Tartarus arc.
  • Mr. Fanservice: All the male guild members of Fairy Tail are rather easy on the eyes. Though with Makarov, he was a looker in his younger days.
  • Ms. Fanservice: All of the female guild members of Fairy Tail are just as attractive, if not more than the males.
  • Older Than They Look: They all appear physically seven years younger than they are chronologically.
  • The Power of Friendship: Master Mavis harnessed the Tenrou Group's love for each other to invoke Fairy Sphere that allowed them to survive Acnologia's island obliterating-capable roar.
  • True Companions: Fairy Tail's most sacred rule is look out for your teammates because they are all family.

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Guild Master

    Makarov Dreyar 

Makarov Dreyar

Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (Japanese), R. Bruce Elliott (English)

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Makarov is the current guild master of Fairy Tail. Being one of the guild's oldest surviving members at almost 90 years old, he is a master of many forms of magic—including the size-increasing Giant magic—which has ranked him among the Ten Wizard Saints, those who are widely regarded as the most powerful wizards on the entire continent. The members of his guild often give him grief for the trouble they cause between him and the Magic Council, but he loves them as if they were all his children. Despite this, he has difficulty finding a good successor, as fate puts him back in charge whenever someone else takes the position. To date, he has served as the guild's third, sixth, and eventually eighth master.


  • All for Nothing: He is deeply ashamed to find that disbanding Fairy Tail to protect it from the Alvarez Empire was a fruitless decision, since not only was the Emperor unwilling to negotiate a peace offering, he was also Zeref all along.
  • The Archmage: The title of Wizard Saint isn't just for show; it's an indicator that the Council acknowledges him as one of the ten mightiest wizards on the continent, and he sure as hell shows it.
  • Badass in Distress: Being one of Fairy Tail's most powerful fighters, this usually happens whenever he decides to get in on the action, with some outside force rendering him powerless, trapped, and sometimes even near death.
  • Badass Mustache: He has well-defined whiskers that jut upright when he turns into a giant. He later grows a Badass Beard to compliment it after the second Time Skip.
  • Badass Longcoat: His Wizard Saint uniform, which he can instantly change into when he decides to get serious.
  • Bald of Awesome: He still has some hair, but his bald spot doesn't make him any less awesome.
  • Beard of Sorrow: His beard over the second Time Skip can be seen as one. He's significantly more depressed than he was in the first part of the series, facing a nearly hopeless war with Alvarez and blaming himself for not stopping it.
  • Big Good: Serves as such as the master of the series's titular guild. He later gets outranked by Mavis's spirit, becoming her Number Two.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: He does this to the entire guild after their war with Tartaros when he suddenly disbands Fairy Tail, leaving everyone confused, angry, or heartbroken. Only later do they learn that Makarov did it so they wouldn't be targeted by the Alvarez Empire in case his peace negotiations with them fell through.
  • Cast from Lifespan: Casting Fairy Law shaves years off his lifespan depending on the number of enemies he uses it on, hence why he's very careful when using it.
  • Dirty Old Man: He isn't afraid to show off that his guild has some pretty girls. His perverted ways are downplayed in the anime, though, and largely disappear from the series altogether after a while.
  • Dope Slap: The way he punishes his guildmates for disobedience is to use his magic to deliver an open-palm chop on top of their heads and admonish them by yelling, "BAD!", scolding them like pets. However, he also uses this opportunity to instead cop a feel of Lucy's behind. Bizarrely, this scene is totally cut from the anime (several scenes like this were toned down or left out of the first anime), which elects to gloss over the punishment and instead sees them thrust into an odd filler/omake where everyone gets mixed into a body swap magic debacle and promptly forget they're supposed to be punished.
  • Eccentric Mentor: Quirky, clumsy old man? Check. One of the series' strongest wizards who often guides or speaks to wizards about what life and magic is? Check.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Shows his guild a stack of complaints from the Magic Council for troubles they'd caused, scolds them all for getting the council mad at him again...then burns the whole stack and says, "Screw the Magic Council!"
  • A Father to His Men: He considers himself a father to his guild in much the same way they consider themselves his children. This means you should think twice about hurting his kids.
  • Foil: To Mavis. They both care a great deal for the guild as a whole, but Mavis is significantly more pragmatic when it comes to making strategies, which may be due to her having fought in a war and having Zeref's curse. This is exemplified when Makarov decides to use Fairy Law at the cost of his own life in spite of his belief that Mavis could come up with a winning strategy that doesn't require him to do that, simply because he can't bear to see his "children" suffer any longer.
  • Friendly Fireproof: His Fairy Law spell is a holy light that smites those that Makarov considers an enemy. To everyone else, it is a warm, soothing light.
  • Frontline General: Whenever his guild goes to war, Makarov will always throw himself into the action and fight side-by-side with them.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Subverted when he attempts to sacrifice himself to Acnologia on Sirius Island so his guild can escape, but the others refuse to leave him.
    • He performs a successful one when he uses Fairy Law to wipe out the Alvarez Empire's army, dying as a result. However, Mavis manages to restore him to life while she's dying along with Zeref. He still suffers the drawback of being incredibly weakened for a full year after the use of the spell, however.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: His ultimate spell is Fairy Law, a radiant burst of light that burns away his enemies while leaving his guild unharmed.
  • Kneel Before Zod: Inverted. He gives his enemies the count of three to kneel to him. If they don't, he drops Fairy Law on them.
  • The Leader: He is the guild master of Fairy Tail, and the one who calls all the shots.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He acts like a goofy old man most of the time. But when his kids are in the middle of a life-or-death battle, expect him to bring the hurt alongside them.
  • Light 'em Up: The anime gives him a plethora of light-based spells, often counteracting the dark magic his opponents like Jose and Hades use.
  • Light Is Good: He is a user of powerful light magic, wears a white and gold coat, and is the guild master of Fairy Tail.
  • Manly Tears:
    • After expelling Laxus for the Battle of Fairy Tail, he turns away so his grandson won't see him crying.
    • He's moved to Tears of Joy when his entire guild attacks Acnologia to save him rather than run away.
    • He sheds Tears of Remorse when he realizes he disbanded Fairy Tail for nothing in the Alvarez Empire arc.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Subverted multiple times to the point of becoming a Running Gag; he ends up on death's door multiple times in the series, but he always gets back on his feet. It doesn't help that his many attempts at retiring always blow up in his face. Even when he does finally die in the Alvarez Empire arc, he's eventually restored to life by Mavis.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: He's barely taller than a six-year-old child. His Giant magic can change that, however.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a double-pointed cap in his earliest appearances.
  • Obi-Wan Moment:
    • Right as he's pinned down by Acnologia, Makarov simply laughs heartily and declares he has no regrets because he got to act like a true parent to the very end. The moment is interrupted when his guild comes back to save him.
    • He has another such moment when he's about to use Fairy Law on the Alvarez Empire's army, knowing that using it on that many opponents at once would go well over his remaining lifespan and kill him. He simply says he regrets nothing and orders Mavis not to interfere when she tries making up a new strategy to save him.
  • Old Master: He fits the trope of an unassuming, tiny old man who is also one of the most Badass wizards in his guild and sets an example for his younger members.
  • Papa Wolf: As the self-proclaimed father of his guild, expect to see him bring hell to the doorstep of any fool who dares harm his children, human laws be damned.
  • The Paragon: His main goal isn't to crush evil, but rather to inspire good in others.
  • Parental Abandonment: His mother died right after his birth, and his father died only four years later. It's implied he was raised by the guild after that.
  • Passing the Torch: One of the series' Running Gags is his inability to do this. Just when he thinks he's found a good successor, something happens that leads him to consider him being master until the day he dies. Whenever someone does get picked, they shift the position right back onto him simply because they don't find themselves worthy.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Even without his Size Shifter abilities, Makarov can kick plenty of ass at his usual, diminutive size.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Takes advantage of his Rubber Man powers to grope girls' behinds.
  • Reality Ensues: Even though Mavis saves him from death after Makarov casts an otherwise fatal version of Fairy Law, he is left heavily weakened from the use of the spell and stuck in a wheelchair for about a year before he regains his mobility.
  • Relative Button: He loves his guild members so much he views them as children, so threatening them will immediately set him off. Phantom Lord found this out the hard way.
  • Rubber Man: His Giant Magic not only makes him huge, but he can also extend his arms with it.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: The entire guild embodies this, but Makarov is the one who encourages this kind of behavior whenever the higher ups refuse to take action.
  • Sizeshifter: His magic gives him this ability, fittingly called Giant. Unlike the standard example of this trope, however, he's one of the strongest characters in the series.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: Discussed. Zeref plans to do this to him in the Alvarez Empire arc to further motivate Natsu into killing him, but he's saved in the nick of time by Mest. Zeref later informs Natsu of his (temporary) death just to spite him, however.
  • Where Did We Go Wrong?: He grieves over how horribly Laxus turned out early in the series, even spelling it out in the Battle of Fairy Tail arc's English dub.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Tries to do this against Acnologia to allow the rest of the guild to escape Sirius Island. However, his kids refuse to leave his side.

S-Class Wizards

    Gildarts Clive 

Gildarts Clive

Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (Japanese), Jason Douglas (English)

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Gildarts is renowned as the most powerful member of Fairy Tail, bar none. He's also the father of Cana Alberona. His magic, Crush, effectively reduces anything he touches to dust. He takes on jobs that have never been completed for tens or even hundreds of years, and thus only visits his guild a couple of years at a time for short periods of time. After his return from Sirius Island, he is selected to become Fairy Tail's fifth master, but due to his extreme wanderlust, he shoves the position back onto Makarov.


  • The Ace: He is said to be the strongest wizard in the guild, full stop. To elaborate, Natsu is fighter about as strong almost as both Erza and Mirajane, and is able to beat Laxus (albeit with Gajeel's help and after he was worn down from using Fairy Law). However, Natsu makes a point that he could never beat Gildarts. The only times he's lost a fight that we know of are against Acnologia and August, both of whom are the few antagonists whose powers are more broken than his.
  • Action Dad: Not only is he the most powerful wizard in Fairy Tail, he's also Cana's dad.
  • Artificial Limbs: He lost his left arm and leg to Acnologia, replacing them with metallic limbs. They also happen to contain their own Holder-type magic, which allows him to get in a good hit on August.
  • Badass Cape: It's tattered because of all the battles it has seen. He replaces it after the second Time Skip with a fancier, fur-lined cloak.
  • Battle Aura: One of the few characters shown to use one. It's so powerful, it actually reduces Natsu, one of the most Hot-Blooded Determinators in the series, to Tears of Fear.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: The guy is an absent-minded goofball of a dad, both to the guild's younger generation and his biological daughter. But piss him off, and that Death Glare of his will be the last thing you ever see.
  • Blood Knight: Gildarts loves a good scrap in the name of good fun, even admitting to God Serena's Historia that it's a shame they would never be able to fight at their full potential since said replica is nowhere near as powerful as the deceased real one.
  • The Bus Came Back: He decides to go Walking the Earth right after Makarov passes the mantle of guild master to him. He eventually returns in the final battle against the Spriggan 12 in the Alvarez Empire arc.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He is susceptible to Male Gaze and keeps a Porn Stash in that satchel of his. However, he's a great guy at heart.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The manga has two chapters that focus primarily on Gildarts while he's Walking the Earth. Notably, they play out without a word of dialogue.
  • The Ditz: While he isn't totally stupid, he is very absent-minded to the point where he could walk into a wall and he wouldn't even notice because it'd smash to pieces.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: While it's almost exclusively Played for Laughs, Gildarts is prone to causing property damage just by walking into walls without thinking. This means that if he's not careful, he could seriously hurt or even kill someone by complete accident. Luckily, he manages to keep himself in check when around his guild.
  • Doting Parent: After Cana musters the courage to tell him she's his daughter, he ends up being reduced to a sappy pile of mush whenever she's in the vicinity. Ironically, Cana has since preferred Gildarts to give her some space.
  • Friend to All Children: He has a warm, fatherly relationship with Natsu and everyone from his age group who grew up at the guild. This especially includes Cana, who he didn't realize was his daughter for the longest time.
  • Genius Bruiser: He shows some rather sharp perception skills when it comes to fighting enemies he knows nothing about at first glance. He demonstrates this best in the Alvarez Empire arc, deducing that the Historia of God Serena is weaker than the genuine article, and later figuring out August's magic and weakness.
  • Handicapped Badass: He was reduced to wearing Artificial Limbs after an encounter with Acnologia went horribly wrong, and yet he still stands far above the rest of his guild.
  • Heroic Build: Despite being middle-aged and over twice the age of the series' younger male fighters, his physique is far more developed and much more muscular. His muscles also aren't just for show; his physical strength alone has been shown to be glaringly and obviously superior to every opponent he faces.
  • Innocently Insensitive: For 12 whole years, despite always being kind to Cana, his constant absence and preoccupation with guild matters seriously hurt Cana's self-esteem without him knowing when she first tried to tell him she was his daughter. Once he learns the truth, he makes up for all the times he neglected her by being as mortifyingly doting as possible.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In the rare instances where he's forced to go all out against an opponent, Gildarts is shown to have not just strength and endurance, but a fair bit of agility to boot. This is especially noticeable in the Sirius Island arc when he's able to match Blue Note blow for blow while his opponent has a crushingly heavy gravitational field in effect.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Who would have thought that Cana was his daughter once he realizes the truth about her?
  • Married to the Job: His penchant for accepting jobs that would last years at a time led to him separating from his wife, Cornelia. It was also because of this that he never even knew Cana was his daughter until she finally told him.
  • Megaton Punch: His ultimate technique, Haja Kensei,note  is capable of sending even the heaviest of Mighty Glaciers flying.
  • Mighty Glacier: When faced with opponents who are significantly weaker than him, he can whup their butts while literally standing in a single spot. This is especially demonstrated during Natsu's battle with him in the S-Class exam, where Natsu considers making him budge a few feet as a major accomplishment.
  • Nice Guy: He is one of the downright coolest guys you could hope to meet in Fairy Tail.
  • No-Sell: His magic, Crush, can be used to cancel any spell that's thrown at him by disintegrating it.
  • Oh, Crap!: He gets the shock of his life when he finally realizes that Cana has been searching for him for many years.
  • Papa Wolf: The one surefire way to elicit a Death Glare from Gildarts is to threaten to harm his kids, be they his younger guildmates or his real daughter.
  • Parental Substitute: He has this mindset with the majority of youngsters who grew up with Fairy Tail. Since most of them are orphans, he is effectively a second father to them.
  • Perma-Stubble: He has a five-o'-clock shadow that almost reaches Badass Beard levels of awesome. Then he actually grows a beard.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Destructive Savior doesn't even begin to cover what he can do with his magic. It's so bad, the entire city of Magnolia has a "Gildarts Shift" that reconverts the entire layout of the city to have a single, straight road to the Fairy Tail guildhall, just to prevent him from walking into a house by accident.
  • Porn Stash: He has one in his travel bag. Natsu finds it.
  • The Power of Love: The love for his own daughter is what allows him to help her and Fairy Tail hold off Acnologia and stop him from destroying Sirius Island and to later help his friends fight the Alvarez Empire.
  • Power Incontinence: Sometimes he does not fully control his powerful magic, with the unfortunate consequence that unwittingly destroys some object in the neighborhood.
  • Really Gets Around: He goes through the names of no fewer than thirteen women he slept with to determine which one could be Cana's mother. That being said, Cana's mom was the only woman he ever settled with before or since.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Only happens in the anime, which omits every mention of Gildarts up to just a handful of episodes before his introduction, and yet everyone in the guild remains just as excited to see him again.
  • Secret Keeper: As Makarov's sole (attempted) successor, Gildarts is granted the knowledge of Lumen Histoire only permitted to Fairy Tail's guild masters.
  • There Was a Door: Taken to ridiculous extremes, where simply walking into a wall is enough to smash a hole through it.
  • Touch of Death: His Crush magic is about as dangerous as it sounds when used on the human body, causing people to split apart into tiny blocks. At best, however, it would just turn them into bite-sized duplicates of themselves.
  • Unfit for Greatness: Played with. After the Sirius Island arc, Makarov decides to name Gildarts the fifth master of Fairy Tail. He marks the occasion with an almost immediate letter of resignation, saying that being guild master isn't really his style.
  • Walking the Earth: He spends more time away on guild missions than he does at the guild itself.
  • World's Strongest Man: To a certain extent, he has all the makings of this by virtue of being the strongest wizard of the strongest magic guild in Fiore, barring Acnologia, who isn't human to begin with (not anymore, anyway). This is further toyed around in the Alvarez Empire arc, where his opponents are two other contenders for this trope. The first, God Serena, is actually a replica of the recently deceased strongest of the Ten Wizard Saints who turns out to be far less powerful than he was in life, making a comparison of strength forever indeterminable between them; the other, August, manages to withstand Gildarts and claims a near victory if not for his decision to spend his own life. With both of them gone by the end, Gildarts's official standing remains undetermined.

    Erza Scarlet 

Erza Scarlet

See her entry on the Strongest Team page.

    Mirajane Strauss 

Mirajane Strauss

Voiced by: Ryoko Ono (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)

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Mirajane is Fairy Tail's administrator and barmaid, as well as a famous pin-up model for Fiore's Weekly Sorcerer magazine. While she acts rather scatterbrained on the surface, her affable nature hides an indomitable will. Once a more abrasive young teen who'd regularly go on missions with her younger siblings, Elfman and Lisanna, she has since retired from field work following Lisanna's assumed demise in X782, though she becomes more active again after Lisanna returns.

She is an expert at using Transformation Magic to alter her appearance, clothes, and voice in any way she chooses. However, her true power is Takeover: Satan Soul, an ability that gives her the forms and powers of fearsome demons she defeats.


  • The Ace: Besides being among the guild's wizards with the largest reserves of pure energy and magical power, Mirajane is also among the most expert magicians of knowledge magic and versatile in terms of skills.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Satan Soul: Alegria. It's the most powerful of her transformations ever shown by far, but after just a few seconds of use, it drains her of so much of her energy that she's unable to stand. This leaves her completely defenseless when Irene Belserion, the strongest woman of the Alvarez Empire, shows up.
  • Badass Adorable: She may seem sweet, but she's also one of Fairy Tail's elite S-Class wizards, and she can turn into terrifying demons to boot.
  • Badass Longcoat: Her Satan Soul: Sitri form has one.
  • The Bartender: Sometimes acts as this in the guild. She's definitely got the friendly, good advice part down.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's polite, ditzy, and caring to a fault. Hurt one of her siblings and friends, however, and then she'll show you she still lives up to her old title of "Demon Woman". Fried finds this out the hard way.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She punched out Seilah just after she had paralyzed Erza, rescuing Erza, Minerva, Lector, and Frosch.
  • Big Sister Instinct: It's this instinct that causes her to reawaken her Satan Soul powers when Elfman is being subjected to Fried's Cold-Blooded Torture during the Battle of Fairy Tail.
  • Broken Bird: Although she has since outgrown the Troubled, but Cute part, Mirajane was ousted from her hometown, causing her to develop a withdrawn, and later a very rough and violent, personality. A few years later, her younger sister was thought to have died, and she took on a more sweet and caring personality to make sure she wouldn't lose her brother as well. With the return of her sister two years later, however, Mirajane appears to have recovered completely.
  • Contralto of Danger: Her Satan Souls tend to deepen her voice to varying degrees upon usage. Her Japanese voice actress, Ryoko Ono, eventually abandoned this aspect after the first anime series, but her English voice actress, Monica Rial, kept it up.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Her and her siblings' parents died when they were very young, which gave them one less reason to stay in their hometown after their banishment.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's very kind and supportive not just to her siblings, but also to any junior member of the guild, particularly Lucy.
  • Covert Pervert: Seems to have BDSM tendencies, especially judging by her spanking of Bound and Gagged Erza due to a penalty game.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Most of her battles are hardly even a challenge for her once she steps into her Satan Soul form. Her match with Seilah has her on the receiving end of this, however.
  • Cursed with Awesome: She originally hated her Takeover powers since she and her siblings were banished from their hometown because of them, and she didn't consider herself human anymore. She managed to accept them after her siblings showed her they had the same kind of magic.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was orphaned, exiled from her hometown because of her powers and then presumably lost one of her younger siblings.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Her powerset, known as Satan Soul, involves taking over and transforming into powerful demonic beings and using their abilities in combat. She is also one of the kindest, bubbliest and good-natured people in the entire series.
  • Death Glare: Her eyes in her demon forms are this by default. She'll also flash the same glare in her usual form whenever someone sufficiently angers her.
  • Demonic Possession: Inverted; she's the one who possesses demons, as explained by Makarov during a flashback.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Often has a cheerful smile even in situations when others would be upset. Sometimes, even when she herself is upset, she'll have this expression before suddenly breaking into comedic tears.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Lucy has been seen looking at her modeling pictures. In the Fantasia arc, it's been stated that she has captured the hearts of men and women across the land.
  • The Exile: She and her younger siblings were exiled from their home because its citizens were fearful of her Takeover powers.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: After her sister Lisanna was attacked by their brother Elfman, she changed her hair from a ponytail to a forehead tail. The new hairstyle is more in keeping with the sweeter personality she developed.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Double Subversion. Many have said that she's a good chef, but she's easily the most feminine out of all of the cast. However, interestingly enough, she was even able to cook when she was a tomboyish bully.
  • Finger-Licking Poison: To her Satan Soul form, toxic gas is merely a delicious dessert.
  • The Force Is Strong with This One: Although for two years she has chosen not to train any more and not to accept to solve the guild's quests, Mirajane still maintains her position to hold levels of resources and magic power far more extensive than almost all the guild wizards. In the course of the manga, everyone who she has faced said that they perceive a strong aura of energy around her. Also, when she re-activated her basic form Take Over: Satan Soul after more than 2 years, she released so much power and energy that she had destroyed the ground around her. Not to mention that she unleashed the water power of an entire river against Fried and ended him with an attack of dark magic so great that everyone in the city saw it.
  • Former Teen Rebel: In complete contrast to her present self, she was a loud-mouthed, Hot-Blooded Jerkass who liked to pick on Natsu and the rest of her juniors. However, she still dearly loved Elfman and Lisanna, and the latter's supposed death caused Mira to develop her current persona so she wouldn't lose Elfman as well.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Jenny Realight, and sometimes with Erza if their former rivalry even comes up anymore.
  • Girly Bruiser: She is the Team Mom of the guild, is incredibly gentle, and is said to be the guild's Team Chef. She also has a modelling gig with Weekly Sorcerer Magazine. Her Satan Soul forms, however, make her very much a bruiser.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: She had Tsurime Eyes when she was younger and when she uses Satan Soul. Now she has Tareme Eyes.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • She goes through a major one when Lisanna is injured and then sucked into the Anima, teleporting the latter to Edolas.
    • She has yet another one when Freed beats the crap out of Elfman and she goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against the former. She calms down after the battle is over.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After Lisanna is ensnared by Azuma's explosives so Mirajane would fight at her fullest, she instead chooses to shield Lisanna, not wanting to lose her a second time.
  • I Am Legion: Her ultimate Satan Soul in the Alvarez Empire arc, Alegria, is composed of all the souls of Tartaros's demons that she could find.
  • Idiot Hair: She purposely wears it this way. As a teenager, she had a Tomboyish Ponytail.
  • Indifferent Beauty: While it's been mentioned that she's won the hearts of men and women all over the country, she never actually uses her looks to her advantage.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Emphasizing her sweet, compassionate nature.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even though she was a rude and abrasive bitch in her youth, she still loves her younger siblings. In the present she's a full-blown Nice Girl.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Any time she's forced to use Satan Soul in battle, she drops her sweet and friendly side to show her foes a world of pain.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Her Satan Soul lets her fly and move with incredible speed and make shock-waves with her punches.
  • Little Big Sister: She's Elfman's older sister, but doesn't look like it since he's way bigger and really protective of her.
  • Little Miss Badass: Before Mirajane joined Fairy Tail, she defeated a demon attacking a church with her Satan Soul; unfortunately, it resulted in her exile from her hometown. She also reached S-Class at the age of 16, making her the second youngest to do so after Erza.
  • Marked Change: Her default Satan Soul form gives her a crack-shaped marking over her eye.
  • Meaningful Name: The first half of her name (and frequent nickname), Mira, means "peace." It was more of an Ironic Name during her rebellious years, but it suits her adult persona extremely well.
  • Morphic Resonance: When she transforms into animals or when she's using her Satan Soul, she always maintains her forehead ponytail.
  • Ms. Exposition: She takes up this role early in the series, explaining things about the guild or guilds in general to Lucy (and thus to the audience).
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's a famous pinup model for Weekly Sorcerer Magazine, and her Satan Soul forms give her a more Stripperific look. She even wins a fanservice contest against another model in the Grand Magic Games.
  • Mystical White Hair: She's a wizard with pure white hair.
  • Nice Girl: Mirajane is kind and courteous to all of her Guild Mates. Flashbacks reveal that she developed into this after Lisanna's disappearance, as she was rather rude and somewhat cruel to the members of Fairy Tail but still cared for siblings.
  • No-Sell: Thanks to Satan Soul, things like poison have no effect on her. It prevents her from being turned into a demon by Tartaros because she already can turn into one, and made her immune to Seilah's Macro.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Zig-zagged. She comes across as a cloudcuckoolander at times, but there are a few moments that imply she's trying to hide her inner pain through her act. It's also mentioned that she tends to act like The Ditz as part of a persona she assumes.
  • People Puppets: She gains Seilah's Macro curse when she uses Takeover on her, allowing her to command Elfman to save her. After the second Time Skip, she has full access to Seilah's form and abilities.
  • Perky Goth: In her youth, though she wasn't so much "perky" as she was Hot-Blooded.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Her Take Over: Halphas form, according to her brother, is so powerful that Makarov himself has forbidden its use because it is potentially capable of breaking down and raze an entire city.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She usually wears pink dresses.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Her default Satan Soul form gives her leathery wings.
  • Power Makes Your Voice Deep: Zigzagged in the anime, where Ryoko Ono provides a much deeper and more foreboding voice for Mirajane's standard Satan Soul form during the first series, but not in her other forms, while the 2014 series onwards dropped the voice change altogether. A straighter example occurs in the English dub, where Monica Rial provides the same deep voice for her two Satan Soul forms, and a slightly lower than her character's usual voice for her anime-exclusive Demon God: Halphas form.
  • Powers via Possession: Her family's trademark magic, Takeover, allows her to takes the forms and abilities of specific creatures she encounters. Her particular brand is Demonic Possession, except in her case, she's the one doing the possessing.
  • Proper Lady: Lisanna's assumed untimely demise mellowed her into one of these. The threatened death of her brother turned her into Silk Hiding Steel.
  • Psychosomatic Superpower Outage: Her sister's apparent death was such a shock that she hadn't been able to use her full power ever since until she is threatened with the loss of her remaining sibling.
  • Red Baron: She used to be called "Demon Woman" or "She-Devil", and for good reason.
  • Reformed Bully: Mirajane used to pick on the younger members of the guild quite often, and was a Sitcom Arch-Nemesis to Erza. However, she Took a Level in Kindness after Lisanna's death, as she didn't want to lose anyone else.
  • The Rival: To Erza. They even had their own version of Natsu and Gray's slugfests when they were younger, though now they are good friends. She is also this to Jenny Realight of Blue Pegasus due to their modeling careers.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She decides to take revenge for Elfman the moment he gets beaten down by Freed in the Battle of Fairy Tail.
  • Save the Villain: She claims that her Takeover: Mirajane-Seilah was an example of this, as Lisanna points out that Seilah was about to die. Gray's still incredulous that Mirajane counts stealing her body as an example of this.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She quickly agrees to a modelling contest in her fight with Jenny to show off her body. Though she at least has more control over herself than Erza.
  • Shipper on Deck: One omake and anime episode has her comment to Lucy that she and Natsu would make a cute couple, completely driving Lucy up the wall when she thinks Natsu is trying to ask her out. By the end of the omake, she starts to suggest Gray might be interested in her, implying her main interest is in Lucy's love life as a whole
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: She does this to Laxus when he mocks Shadow Gear and Lucy for their weakness in the war with Phantom Lord, and points out that Makarov insisted that no one was to blame, adding that includes Laxus himself, who didn't help. Laxus is unfazed, though.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Wears spaghetti strap dresses. As a child, she wore tank tops.
  • Sibling Team: With Elfman and Lisanna until the latter's death. Subverted again when Lisanna comes back.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She is so sweet and adorable and spacey, it's easy to forget she's an S-Class wizard.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: She was once this to Erza in her childhood, making Natsu and Gray's Volleying Insults look downright good-natured in comparison.
  • Smarter Than You Look: She may look like a ditz, but she knows a lot about transformation magic and how Fairy Tail works.
  • Stripperiffic: Her Satan Soul Takeover shows off more skin than her usually modest dresses, giving her a much more voluptuous appearance.
  • Superpower Lottery: It is very clear that, between her and her siblings, Mirajane has undoubtedly received the best lottery prize for the various types of Take Over. Not to mention that in a guild in which the overwhelming majority of the strongest magicians assert themselves as such primarily for its unnatural superhuman and / or combative physical abilities, powers of an elemental nature, raw high magical power etc., she is truly one of the few in the guild who has a magic with truly terrifying potential and versatility. In addition, her ability to absorb any type of demon and their power permanently makes her really dangerous for some of her companions as Natsu (which houses the power of the demon END) and Gray (whose power of Devil Slayer is likely to "demonify him ").
  • Team Mom: Is the entire guild's mother, which is kind of creepy considering she's also their poster girl.
  • The Tease: It comes with her status as an in-universe gravure model. She'll sometimes use her transformation magic to turn into other women (Lucy usually becomes the unwilling target) and makes sexy poses for the men.
  • Tender Tears: In most of her emotional moments, her tears are more subdued compared to the males.
  • Terrible Artist: Her drawings look like those of a kindergartener.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She was the tomboy to Lisanna's girly girl back when they were younger, though this is no longer the case in the present.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Her first use of Satan Soul after Lisanna's Disney Death was when Fried threatened to kill Elfman, pushing her past her Rage Breaking Point and giving Fried a Curb-Stomp Battle. After that, however, she exerts much more control over her transformations.
  • Used to Be a Tomboy: When she was younger, Mirajane was a Perky Goth who bad-mouthed everyone and always picked fights with Erza. It comes as a shock given the gentle and feminine Team Mom she is now, though piss her off and she'll show you she can be just as vicious now as back then.
  • You Monster!: After Mirajane defeats the demon attacking her hometown's church using Satan Soul, the town's citizens straight-up called her a monster because they were fearful of her powers.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: When she was younger, she wore thigh-high socks. Also, her Satan Soul Take Over features thigh-high stockings.
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    Laxus Dreyar 

Laxus Dreyar

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), Hideyuki Hayami (Japanese – child), Patrick Seitz (English), Mary Morgan (English – child)

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Laxus is the heir to the position of guild master, being the grandson of Makarov Dreyar and the son of the exiled wizard Ivan Dreyar. Growing up as a powerful and merciless young man who views Fairy Tail by strength alone, he has a rocky history with the guild that eventually leads to a mutiny against his grandfather called the Battle of Fairy Tail. When his guildmates foil his plans, however, he is forced to confront his long-buried compassion for his family and friends. Following his temporary expulsion and a period of soul-searching, Laxus atones for his misdeeds and is eventually welcomed back into the guild.

On top of being an expert lightning wizard who can create and manipulate electricity, Laxus had a Dragon Slayer lacrima artificially implanted in his body by his father, Ivan, making him a second-generation Lightning Dragon Slayer. While he is technically a "fake" Dragon Slayer as he was not taught by a dragon, his magic is no less effective or dangerous.


  • The Ace: He's one of the absolute strongest members of the guild, so much so that the very idea of anyone besides Gildarts beating him was deemed impossible before Natsu and Gajeel finally managed to bring him down together. He gets even better after he irons out his jerkish personality, not only beating Jura (considered to be the strongest human being alive) in a fair fight, but also being the only person to defeat one of the Spriggan 12 (wizards of an even higher caliber than Jura) without direct assistance from anyone else at their full power (for reference, the only other person to do that was Acnologia). He also turns out to be quite the Chick Magnet, too.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: He has orange eyes in the manga, which are changed to bluish-gray in the anime.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Laxus wants to become the guild master as soon as Makarov retires, which eventually pushes him to conspire with the Raijin Tribe and form an Evil Plan to usurp him.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: A variation with his grandfather, Makarov, whose shadow he resents living under even though Makarov only wants what's best for him. That contempt only grew once Makarov expelled his own son and Laxus's dad, Ivan, even though both were fully aware Ivan is a scumbag who brought harm to their guild. He's even downright gleeful when he hears Makarov is on death's door during the Battle of Fairy Tail, as it means he'll get to be in charge and make his own name. He ultimately abandons his hatred of Makarov when he realizes he doesn't have it in his heart to do so.
  • Anti-Villain: Before his Heel–Face Turn, Laxus wants to turn Fairy Tail into a guild everyone can respect. Unfortunately for the rest of the guild, this means rooting out the weaklings and/or goofballs (i.e., everyone there), and crushing anyone who talks smack about it.
  • Arc Villain: He's the main antagonist of the Battle of Fairy Tail arc, where his efforts to become leader involve manipulating a battle royal between the members of his own guild by taking members of the beauty pageant hostage, and then threatening to destroy the town and hoping that Makarov surrenders the title of guild master to him.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: His dominant personality trait at the start of the series is his tendency to rub his strength in everyone's faces, and pummel those who doubt him. Getting beaten by Natsu with Gajeel's assistance is what finally brings him down to earth.
  • Badass Baritone: He's voiced by the master of this trope, Patrick Seitz, in the English dub. Even in the original Japanese version, Katsuyuki Konishi uses a very deep voice.
  • Badass Longcoat: He's almost always seen with a fur-lined Coat Cape, unless The Coats Are Off.
  • Being Evil Sucks: His plans to usurp his grandfather as Fairy Tail's guild master by conspiring with the Raijin Tribe to stage the Battle of Fairy Tail costs him his membership.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Towards the end of the Sirius Island arc, Laxus helps Fairy Tail save the day when he steps in to overpower Hades on Sirius Island.
  • Break the Haughty: He's a cocky, hot-headed wizard who often devises plans to get what he wants. For this, he gets admonished by Makarov and expelled from Fairy Tail. By the time he returns to help his friends on Sirius Island, he's learned his lesson.
  • The Bus Came Back: He's completely absent following the Battle of Fairy Tail until the Sirius Island arc, where he helps Fairy Tail turn the tide against Grimoire Heart.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: When he was younger, Laxus called Makarov out for kicking Ivan out of the guild, straining their relationship as a result. During the Grand Magic Games, Laxus calls on Ivan for demanding his cooperation in talking about Lumen Histoire.
  • Character Development: At the beginning of the series, Laxus considers strength to be the most important thing in the world, and making sure everyone knows how strong he is. After being forced to realize that his friends are more important to him than he realizes (and getting taken down by Natsu for good measure), he leaves to do some soul-searching and comes back a much kinder, humbler man.
  • Chick Magnet: He begins showing these traits quite prominently right after the Grand Magic Games, attracting a bunch of female admirers without even trying. He ends up being quite popular with the ladies once he joins Blue Pegasus during Fairy Tail's one-year disbandment, too. In fact, Lucy mentions in the ending that there have been at least three rumors that he's together with Mirajane, Lisanna, and Cana.
  • The Comically Serious: Best shown during the scenes with the rest of the guild. Before his Heel–Face Turn, he was often off to the side ignoring everyone's wild antics. Even after mellowing out, he remains rather serious while others like Natsu are off starting a Bar Brawl or acting weird.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Fairy Tail: Lightning Gods focuses entirely on Laxus and his team during their membership in Blue Pegasus.
  • Dislikes the New Guy: When Lucy first joins Fairy Tail, Laxus is dismissive of her to the point that he indirectly calls her out for inadvertently helping a guild war with Phantom Lord come into play. And like most of the other guild members, Laxus also resents Gajeel and Juvia for understandably causing Fairy Tail pain and suffering; it partially fuels his desire to forcefully usurp Makarov. Even before that, he has a poor relationship with all his guildmates except for the Raijin Tribe.
  • Dub Name Change: He's called the Thunder Dragon Slayer by Kodansha, and the Lightning Dragon Slayer by Funimation, with his Dragon Slayer attacks named accordingly.
  • Evil Plan: Laxus concocts a plot to have the wizards in Fairy Tail fight each other and take his grandfather's place as guild master by force.
  • The Exile:
    • Laxus goes into exile after his grandfather expels him from the guild for causing pain and suffering.
    • After Fairy Tail's dissolution, Laxus once again goes into a self-imposed exile and joins Blue Pegasus along with the Raijin Tribe.
  • Face Realization: After kicking many dogs and beating the crap out of Natsu and Gajeel during his stint as an Arc Villain, he decides to Rage Quit and destroy Magnolia off in one fell swoop with Fairy Law. No one is more surprised than him when no one is affected by the spell, which only affects those the caster considers in their heart of hearts to be an enemy. This revelation causes Laxus to suffer a major Villainous Breakdown rather than admit he actually cares about anybody; only when he's defeated and calms down does he finally accept it.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Pronounced canines are actually a common trait among Dragon Slayers, but he did not have them until he actually started using his Dragon Slayer magic in the middle of his berserk rage against Fairy Tail.
  • Fatal Flaw: His pride and wrath. While he is a fairy competent wizard who takes pride in his abilities as a Dragon Slayer, his impatience and temper got the best of him when he organized the Battle of Fairy Tail. Despite regretting what he did, it was too late, and he was expelled from the guild. The guilt-ridden look on his face says it all.
  • Freudian Excuse: Laxus was a cheerful kid who loved Makarov. However, when Makarov kicked Laxus's father Ivan out of Fairy Tail for endangering his comrades, Laxus resented both his grandfather for valuing his True Companions more than his family and the concept of friendship that close and strong in general. Since he's one of the biggest jerks in the series, who even went so far as to threaten to destroy Magnolia if Makarov didn't hand it over to him because he wanted to make Fairy Tail stronger, it's not a very good excuse. He eventually got better.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Laxus contracts a deadly concentration of Devil Particles during his fight with Tempester in the Tartaros arc. His infection is so bad that even after Porlyusica saves his life, he suffers from recurring heart attacks and violent body spasms afterward whenever he overexerts himself, which greatly hampers his effectiveness in battle against Wall Eehto. He manages to cure himself completely by tricking Wall into neutralizing a Jutsu Shiki barrier that takes the particles with it.
  • Geometric Magic: Following the second Time Skip, he's learned to write jutsu-shiki just like Fried does. He uses it into tricking Wall Eehto into eliminating the Devil Particles in his body by negating the runes.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a Rugged Scar shaped like a lightning bolt across his left eye, making him look like a big, intimidating bully.
  • Graceful Loser: Laxus takes his expulsion from the guild with dignity before he goes into exile.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: Before his expulsion from the guild, he is always seen wearing headphones and is hardly ever around the rest of the guild except to mock how weak they all are. He stops wearing them starting with the Grand Magic Games after he learns to be a team player.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He tries to destroy Fairy Tail from the inside out in order to remake it in his own image. After being snapped out of his obsession, however, he embraces his kindhearted nature.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his poor social skills, none of his friends ever imagined he would fit right in with the Blue Pegasus guild as a host and ladies' man after Fairy Tail disbands.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: He knows how to perform Fairy Law, one of the Three Great Fairy Magics, which casts a bright light on the battlefield that attacks anyone the user sees as his enemy.
  • Hulking Out: When he reveals he's a Dragon Slayer during the Battle of Fairy Tail, he immediately grows in girth complete with enlarged canines and scales appearing on his arms. This hasn't happened since.
  • Identical Grandson: He looks like a tall, muscular version of young Makarov. Hades double takes when Laxus charges in, and calls Laxus "boy" which he used to call Makarov. He also bears a strong resemblance to his great-grandfather, Yuri.
  • Insult of Endearment: Even after his Heel–Face Turn, he still refers to Makarov as "geezer" or "old man", but any previous malice or jealousy is long gone.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although he can be blunt with his fellow guildmates, such as Lucy, Laxus is a generally alright individual who's willing to help and empathize with others.
  • Kick the Dog: After refusing to help fight Phantom Lord, he ridicules Shadow Gear for being weak enough to lose to Gajeel, and taunts Lucy about starting the guild war. Erza and Mirajane, being two of Lucy's True Companions, understandably do not react well to it.
  • Lack of Empathy: Hearing about Phantom Lord's assault on Fairy Tail causes no emotional reaction or interest in helping his guildmates.
  • Light 'em Up: He knows how to perform Fairy Law which is one of the "Three Great Fairy Magics" distinct to the Fairy Tail guild.
  • Light Is Not Good: He's a lightning wizard whose name comes from "lux", the Latin word for "light". He's also the Token Evil Teammate of Fairy Tail. However, he firmly becomes Light Is Good after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Lightning Bruiser: All puns aside, this guy's abilities are ridiculous. He's hard enough to hit as it is, and when things really get dicey, he can actually turn himself into lightning, which makes him ridiculously fast. He's one of the toughest sons of bitches in a guild where being tough is par for the course, and his lightning magic is ridiculously powerful. This doesn't even take into account him being a Dragon Slayer, who are already versatile fighters by default.
  • Manly Tears:
    • When he is expelled, Fairy Tail gives him the send-off of a lifetime to let him know that they still consider him one of their own, causing him to cry on his way out.
    • He is rather composed following Makarov's death during the Alvarez Empire arc, not because he doesn't care, but out of respect of his grandfather's wishes. It's only after Mavis makes her own sacrifice to bring him back to life that Laxus cries, overcome with joy.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is derived from "lux", a unit of measurement for light, and the Latin word for "light" itself.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After he is defeated by Natsu and Gajeel in the Kardia Cathedral; the moment he realizes his mistakes, Laxus has a guilt-ridden look on his face.
  • No Social Skills: He's quite lacking when it comes to talking with other people, demonstrated when he tugs on Lisanna's face and roughly pats her head to make sure she's real, seeing how she supposedly died the last time he knew her. This is likely due to him always keeping his distance from the rest of the guild for years.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Justified during the Battle of Fairy Tail. No matter how much he hates Fairy Tail's reputation, he doesn't have the stomach to directly kill anyone.
  • Pet the Dog: Even before learning his lesson, he did treat the Raijin Tribe with respect and had a fair amount of pride in their abilities, with them being his only friends within the guild.
  • Pride: This is the reason for his rebellion, and his defining character trait before the Battle of Fairy Tail. He is overly confident in his own strength and hates seeing his guildmates make a mockery of themselves; unfortunately for Laxus, it's also his Fatal Flaw. After his return, he still has pride in his admittedly monstrous abilities, but it's majorly toned down and he no longer believes his power makes him better than everybody else.
  • Psycho Electro: He's a Thunder Dragon Slayer who starts out as an arrogant and sociopathic douchebag, and later attempts to stage a mutiny against Makarov. He drops this after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Rage Quit: After overpowering Natsu and Gajeel, Laxus decides he's had enough of his battle royal and casts Fairy Law to try and destroy Magnolia. However, the spell backfires on Laxus, leading to his Villainous Breakdown.
  • Ride the Lightning: He can turn himself into a bolt of lightning to dodge an attack or travel short distances.
  • Ship Tease:
    • He gets a bit of it with Mirajane, though not at first, considering how his wretched, self-important personality is one of the few things that can elicit a Death Glare from the normally sweet Mira. By the time of his Heroic Sacrifice in the Tartaros arc, however, she tenderly commends him for his heroism, and in the finale, they're happily chatting and (briefly) rumored to be seeing each other.
    • He also has a little bit with Lisanna and Cana, who are also rumored to be hanging around with him in the finale.
  • Shock and Awe: On top of his abilities to create lightning bolts and turn himself into electricity, he's also a Thunder Dragon Slayer, which grants him abilities such as an electric Breath Weapon that's akin to a Wave Motion Gun, and the power to toss a literal javelin of pure electricity.
  • Smug Smiler: Before his Heel–Face Turn, there's hardly ever a scene where there isn't a shit-eating grin plastered on his face. However, he's never ever been seen with one since, and when he does.
  • Smug Super: Pre-Character Development, he was a self-absorbed Jerkass but also the strongest member of the guild outside of both Makarov and Gildarts, and he made sure everyone around him knew it. Post-development has him tone it down considerably.
  • The Social Darwinist: Laxus, being a Well-Intentioned Extremist, initially believes that Fairy Tail should adopt this ideal in order to become stronger, rooting out anyone who holds them back. He thus crafts the Battle of Fairy Tail around the idea of survival of the fittest, forcing his guildmates to pick each other off until only the strongest remain standing. After he's beaten by Natsu, however, he abandons this mindset entirely.
  • Sore Loser: When Laxus's plans are foiled, he decides use Fairy Law to destroy Magnolia instead of losing, figuring that he should have done this the get-go and organize Fairy Tail like he wants to. Unfortunately for him, it fails because he actually didn't have the heart to kill anyone, and it only contributes to his defeat because he wastes so much magical energy casting it combined with his worsening mental state Natsu is able to bring him down.
  • Surpassed the Teacher: For the longest time, Laxus was motivated by a desire to become stronger than his grandfather Makarov. Ironically, it was only after he stopped caring about that did he actually succeed. By the Sirius Island arc, Laxus had grown in power to the point he could break even with Hades, a foe that earlier in the arc had completely thrashed Makarov. By the Grand Magic Games, he defeated Jura, a member of the Wizard Saints who had surpassed Makarov in power by becoming the fifth-strongest, after a hard-fought battle. By the Alvarez Empire arc, he has definitely surpassed Makarov like he always wanted before his Heel–Face Turn to by defeating Wall Eehto of Alvarez's Spriggan 12 on his own, a mage whose power explicitly surpasses that of his grandfather.
  • Tame His Anger: Before his Heel–Face Turn, whenever Laxus wasn't rubbing in his superiority over his guildmates, he was gritting his teeth in anger at how weak those same guildmates seemed to be or getting pissed at hearing others call Fairy Tail weak. When he learned Gajeel was allowed to join the guild despite his part in the guild war with Phantom Lord, he launched multiple lightning bolts at him in anger to the point Jet and Droy started getting uncomfortable and shot one at Levy when she yelled at him to stop. Finally, his anger boiled over and he started his attempted takeover, threatening to kill Natsu and Gajeel during their fight and then attempting to kill everyone in Magnolia with Fairy Law before he realized deep down he didn't have the stomach for it. After he accepts his banishment and returns, his anger is far less pronounced and is mainly aimed at anyone who would try and hurt the guild.
  • The Stoic: As a result of his self-imposed exile, he has a much calmer demeanor than his loud, obnoxious bragging.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Upon his introduction, he shows just how much he doesn't fit in with the rest of the guild by smugly announcing his superiority to a roomful of Fairy Tail wizards, and later refusing to help bail them out of a guild war against Phantom Lord unless they make Lucy "his woman". It's at this point that Mirajane bitterly asks how he's even a member of Fairy Tail.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He started to slip down the path of being a jerk once Makarov expelled Ivan from Fairy Tail before the series begins.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He becomes much less of a jerkass after his Face Realization and getting beaten by Natsu, prompting him to return to help Natsu and his friends against Hades in Sirius Island.
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Laxus's impatience and unwillingness to wait for Makarov's retirement turns him against Fairy Tail.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: His flashback reveals that Laxus was indeed a bright young lad who looked up to his grandfather and thought Fairy Tail was an amazing guild. But all of that changed when he started having to deal with people knowing him only as "the master's grandson" rather than on his own terms. Makarov expelling Ivan, his own son and Laxus's father, seemed to have been the last straw for Laxus.
  • The Usurper: After he gets tired of waiting for Makarov to retire, Laxus stages the Battle of Fairy Tail to usurp his grandfather's position as guild master. It doesn't work.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Laxus starts to lose it when the Raijin Tribe is defeated by the "weaklings" he looked down on. When the Thunder Palace is destroyed by the guild working together and Natsu talks down at him for underestimating them, he starts roaring as he attempts to beat Natsu into a pulp. When Fairy Law activates and fails, the implication of what that means makes him go completely berserk as he tries to kill Natsu.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Like all Dragon Slayers, he also suffers from motion sickness. While it's never been shown, he's apparently had it for a while, though he tells Mirajane not to tell Natsu, since he'd Never Live It Down.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: A minor example. Laxus wanted to make Fairy Tail a stronger guild. Unfortunately, his plan for doing so was to take it over by force and boot out everyone who didn't meet his ideal of a powerful wizard.
  • Worthy Opponent: In his own, round-about way, he considers only Natsu and Erza strong enough to fight the Raijin Tribe during the Battle of Fairy Tail. He also considers Mystogan the only member of Fairy Tail capable of standing a chance against him one-on-one. As for Gildarts, however, he's away from the guild so often that he doesn't even count in his eyes.

S-Class Exam Participants and Their Partners

    Strongest Team 
See their separate entry on Fairy Tail – Strongest Team.

    Gajeel Redfox 

Gajeel Redfox

Voiced by: Wataru Hatano (Japanese), David Wald (English)

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Gajeel is an Iron Dragon Slayer who is capable of transforming any part of his body into a metal weapon. Frustrated after the disappearance of his dragon, Metalicana, Gajeel starts out as one of Fairy Tail's most merciless and hated rivals from the Phantom Lord guild. However, as fate would have it, he ends up joining Fairy Tail after his old guild dissolves following their guild war. Against all odds, he works past his former adversaries' resentment and suspicion, eventually proving himself a trusted ally and valued friend.


  • 11th-Hour Superpower: He gains his Iron-Shadow Dragon Mode to survive the possessed Rogue's attack in the Grand Magic Games arc. He also activates his Dragon Force by eating the iron in Bloodman's anti-magic particles in the Alvarez Empire arc.
  • The Ace: It's not brought up that often in the present, but he was the most powerful wizard in Phantom Lord short of Master Jose Porla (a Wizard Saint like Makarov) himself, being considered more powerful than even the guild's Element 4, their equivalent of S-Class mages. Even after joining Fairy Tail his battle power has consistently ranked with the top mages of the guild.
  • Aloof Ally: He is mostly this as a member of Fairy Tail, given his and his guildmates' mutual contention over what he understandably did in Phantom Lord. Even when that hostility subsides, he prefers to stick to himself just because he finds the other ungodly annoying.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: In the Alvarez Empire arc, he reveals that he reciprocates Levy's feelings as he's being Dragged Off to Hell by Bloodman. He does it mainly because he's certain it's a Dying Declaration of Love, and is mortified after Irene inadvertently rescues him with her Universe One spell, but he sticks by his word.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He fits this bill to a tee, considering himself to be the strongest Dragon Slayer around until Natsu gets the better of him. Once that happens, Gajeel becomes quite pissed and driven to show him up every chance he gets, to the point where calling Natsu the stronger fighter ticks him off.
  • The Atoner: For assaulting Fairy Tail during the guild war with Phantom Lord, Gajeel accepts Makarov's offer to join the former guild and atone for his misdeeds.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Gajeel describes his dragon parent Metalicana like a jerk and vocally expresses he couldn't care less what happened to him when he disappeared (a sharp contrast to Natsu obsessively looking for Igneel and Wendy practically being reduced to tears at the memory), but when they finally do reunite and start throwing barbs at each other, he's noticeably tearing up when Metalicana's time runs out and he vanishes.
  • Ax-Crazy: Back when he was in Phantom Lord, he enjoyed attacking the "Fairy asses" and wrecking their guild while laughing maniacally, beat up Lucy far more than necessary while she was taken hostage, and had a habit of pulverizing his own guild mates if they even slightly annoyed him (like taking issue with the aforementioned violence toward Lucy). He later gets toned down into an Anti-Hero Blood Knight.
  • Badass Baritone: His voice is deep, and also a bit gruff, crossing into Guttural Growler territory.
  • Badass Longcoat: His outfits may vary, but almost all of them turn out to be this. He gets an even more impressive one after the second Time Skip as The Captain of the Magic Council's Detention Enforcement Unit.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: He wears a bandana on occasion, such as the Grand Magic Games arc.
  • Barbarian Longhair: He has long, wild hair to match his violent personality.
  • Battle Couple: He and Levy first become this during their partnership for the S-Class exam, sticking together for a few of their battles that follow, including Torafuzar from Tartaros and Bloodman from the Alvarez Empire.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: He gets a ton of this with Levy, though it's understandable there would be some tension between them since he brutalized her as a war call for Fairy Tail.
  • BFS: One of his Dragon Slayer Secret Arts, Karma Demon: Iron God Sword, produces a massive sword that he swings on his target. In the anime, it's so big that it towers over the treetops!
  • Big Brother Instinct: Given his rather aggressive relationship with Natsu, it's worth noting that he never acts this way with Wendy. He's comforted her when she was upset on several occasions.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: A standard attack for him is his Iron Dragon's Sword, which turns his arm into a sword. He takes it up to Chainsaw Good in the anime.
  • Blood Knight: He's eager to start a war with Fairy Tail in the Phantom Lord arc, and relishes every moment he gets to fight. He never quite shakes off his thirst for battle after joining Fairy Tail, making himself Levy's partner during the S-Class trial on Sirius Island mainly for the chance to beat everyone else up, much to her annoyance.
  • Breath Weapon: His Iron Dragon's Roar is a whirlwind of metal shrapnel that skewers his target.
  • Can't Catch Up: Played with. He feels he's far behind the other Dragon Slayers, and it indeed takes him longer to get the staple features such as an Exceed partner and motion sickness (which, while far from a benefit, is stated to only plague highly developed Dragon Slayers). In the end, however, he more or less stands on equal footing with the others, even achieving Dragon Force after absorbing Bloodman's anti-magic particles.
  • The Captain: After the second Time Skip, he becomes head of one of the Magic Council's Detention Enforcement Units. He lets the position get to his head even after rejoining Fairy Tail, flaunting his authority over his guildmates.
  • Casting a Shadow: His Iron-Shadow Dragon Mode, gained after eating Rogue's shadows in the Grand Magic Games, allows him to shroud his attacks in shadow and makes him an Intangible Man.
  • Character Development: He starts out as a merciless Blood Knight who serves as Jose's second-in-command and is willing to cause havoc on friend and foe alike. After joining Fairy Tail following Phantom Lord's demise, however, he becomes a Jerk with a Heart of Gold while proving that he is at least willing to make amends for his misdeeds. While still a jerk, he's considerably more affable, and he fully adopts Fairy Tail's philosophies.
  • Chrome Champion: His Iron Dragon's Scales completely cover his body, giving an added layer of Super Toughness.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He curb-stomped Shadow Gear when Phantom Lord launched a full-scale assault on Fairy Tail. But he found himself on the receiving end of one when he faced Natsu.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Well, it is at first, since he begins as little more than a violent savage dressed in black. Once he joins Fairy Tail, he becomes much kinder and more protective, even if he never quite shakes off all of his old tendencies.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Gajeel is the main protagonist of Fairy Tail: Rhodonite, which delves further into his backstory before joining Phantom Lord.
  • Death Glare: He's very good at making a bone-chilling glare whenever he's pissed. He is even said to have that "evil look" in his eyes when he was still a kid.
  • Death Seeker: It's eventually revealed in the Alvarez Empire arc that his troubled past still has a tight grip around his neck, so he's been looking forward to the day when he can finally die, preferably by fighting for his loved ones. He assures Levy that it was just a comeback to Bloodman's death threats, so he might have been lying.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Averted; he remains hostile with Fairy Tail after losing to them in the Phantom Lord arc, and is still sore about the whole thing when he joins the guild. It isn't until his new friends start rubbing off on him that he starts to ease up.
  • The Dragon: Not only is he literally called a Dragon Slayer, he is Jose's right-hand man and most dangerous subordinate during the Phantom Lord arc.
  • The Dreaded: During his career as a S-Class mage of Phantom Lord, he was widely recognized and feared as the strongest and most threatening fighter of the entire guild (even more than the Element Four).
  • Dreadful Musician: A Running Gag in the series is that any much anticipated Fanservice show with the Fairy Tail ladies will be canceled and replaced by Gajeel doing a terrible lounge act. Oddly enough, both Wataru Hatano and David Wald are decent singers in real-life.
  • Eat Dirt, Cheap: As an Iron Dragon Slayer, Gajeel can eat anything made of iron or any other metal, whether it's raw or refurbished.
  • Elemental Armor: As the Iron Dragon Slayer, Gajeel can coat parts of or his whole body with his Iron Dragon's Scales, which he boasts is far stronger than ordinary iron.
  • Evil Counterpart: He is originally Natsu's counterpart; both are Dragon Slayers, but while Natsu uses his power to protect his friends, Gajeel flaunts it and doesn't care who he hits in the process. Thanks to some Character Development, however, they turn out to be Not So Different.
  • Evil Laugh: "Gee-hee!"
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Gajeel's Dragon Slayer magic revolves around the element of iron. This gives him to the ability to shapeshift parts of his body into metal weapons like clubs and swords, cover his entire body in iron-hard scales, and use of a tornado of metal shrapnel as a Breath Weapon. He can also eat iron and metal to recover stamina.
  • Fake Defector: Shortly after joining Fairy Tail, Gajeel infiltrates Raven Tail as a double agent on Makarov's orders to see what their plans are.
  • Fangs Are Evil: All Dragon Slayers have fangs, but Gajeel comes closest to playing it in this direction due to his Jerk with a Heart of Gold and Sociopathic Hero nature.
  • Fingerless Gloves: He wears a set of metal-studded gloves at all times.
  • Fling a Light into the Future: Like the other Dragon Slayers who were raised by dragons, Gajeel was an orphan born 400 years in the past who was brought up with the potential to slay Acnologia, and then sent through Eclipse to an era when the world's magic energy would be at its most abundant (i.e., the present). Unfortunately, the plan went wrong and the Dragon Slayers were separated, with Gajeel eventually winding up as an enemy to the other Dragon Slayers.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Despite Gajeel joining Fairy Tail after Phantom Lord's demise, the rest of the guild remain apprehensive about the entire thing for understandably causing them pain and suffering. Even Makarov, who extended the invitation, says he will never forgive him for harming his children. The only reason he gets into the guild is because he would only continue to get worse without proper guidance.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: He was actually raised by the dragons and Anna alongside Natsu, Wendy, Sting, and Rogue when they were children. However, getting sent through Eclipse at such a young age ended up messing with his memories so he could only remember Metalicana.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: After joining Fairy Tail, almost everyone has expressed understandable dismay about how his actions in the guild war, which left pain and suffering among the guild members. Around the time of Laxus's expulsion, however, most of this resentment is thrown out of the window.
  • Goth: His taste in clothing mixes this with a few punk elements. For bonus points, even his powers correspond to the many piercings that he has.
  • Green and Mean: His magic power tends to be depicted as green-colored in the anime, and he is one of the more destructive and violent members of the guild, post-Heel–Face Turn included.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He joins Fairy Tail after Phantom Lord's demise. It especially comes as a shock to Natsu's team, since Gajeel swore he'd be back for revenge the last time they saw him, only to suddenly find him fighting for the home team, as it were.
  • Hellish Pupils: He has slitted reptilian eyes, a staple of any Dragon Slayer.
  • Hidden Depths: He's a muscle-bound and bloodthirsty warrior who enjoys ripping others to shreds. He's also a talented jazz songwriter, with only half the talent in singing and playing. He also shows some completely unexpected chops as a law enforcer when he becomes captain of the Magic Council's custody unit, to the point where his old friends think he's an impostor.
  • I'm Taking Him Home With Me!: He becomes driven to get a cat companion (Exceed) of his own upon realizing the other Dragon Slayers have one. He even says this when he meets Panther Lily.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Since he's clearly not the most thoughtful and delicate guy around, he tends to inadvertently say some hurtful things to Levy, particularly regarding her size.
  • Inspector Javert: Played for Laughs. After becoming captain of the Magic Council's custody unit, Gajeel decides to arrest Natsu and his friends for reasons that range from somewhat justified (Natsu for resisting authority and Lucy for indecent exposure) to downright silly (Juvia for being "criminally drenched" and Wendy...just because). It's taken a bit more seriously with Gray, whom he's fully prepared to bring the hammer down on for being a part of Avatar despite being a former friend of his. Even after learning that Gray was a Reverse Mole, Gajeel doesn't plan to let him off lightly for playing a part in Avatar's schemes.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may have been a complete jerk who brutally attacks both friend and foe alike without a care in the world, but he decides to atone for his misdeeds once Phantom Lord is defeated and becomes a good-hearted person.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite attacking the Shadow Gear team and helping Phantom Lord track down Lucy, absolutely nothing happens to Gajeel in the end aside from his well-deserved beatdown at Natsu's hands. It's justified since he pulls a Heel–Face Turn after the guild war with Fairy Tail.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Just like Natsu, Gajeel is a Dragon Slayer who specializes almost exclusively in hand-to-hand combat.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's impressively fast for someone who specializes in iron magic, and he hits like a tank. His Iron-Shadow Dragon Mode only makes him that much faster, allowing him to move faster than the human eye.
  • Meaningful Name: The name "Gajeel" (Gajiru) comes from gaji-gaji, the Japanese onomatopoeia for biting and gnawing. And as revealed in Rhodonite, the surname Redfox is actually a name he got when he grew up, referring to his past as a Street Urchin.
  • Mundane Utility: Usually he transforms his arms into swords or clubs to fight with, but he has also been seen using them as shovels, pick axes, and hammers whenever he is doing construction work.
  • My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: He and Natsu get into petty squabbles whenever they learn new yet similar abilities. Hilariously in the Tartaros arc, they wind up landing a finishing blow to each other while showing off their Iron-Shadow Dragon and Thunder-Fire Dragon Modes, respectively.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Gajeel was raised by Council member Belno after Metalicana disappeared on him, but he was so rowdy that he never had a decent conversation with her. When he finds her killed by Tartaros seven years later, he regrets never being able to thank her for the trouble she went through looking after him.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The meanest (brutal, anti-heroic, and an initial enemy of Fairy Tail) of Fairy Tail's three Dragon Slayers, compared to the nice Wendy and in-between Natsu. Unlike most examples, however, he's a good person at heart and is even kind to Wendy at times.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: His Iron Dragon's Scales are virtually impenetrable, taking serious Armor-Piercing Attacks or going up against even harder armor to make a dent. Getting his iron refortified into steel by the carbon in Torafuzar's Hell's Darkness curse makes it even tougher.
  • No Brows: Gajeel has metal studs in place of eyebrows.
  • No-Sell: His iron lungs can filter out the toxin in anti-magic particles used by Etherious, which are otherwise lethal to ordinary wizards.
  • Not So Above It All: He is initially shown as a purely vicious and intimidating character, and has no interest in being friends with anyone. But when he's encouraged to at least make an effort, he whips out a tacky suit and starts playing a terrible rock ballad, the first of many indicators that he fits right in with the guild.
  • Older Than They Look: Gajeel is initially suggested to be older than 80 when he's unable to pass a barrier that prevents anyone of that age from crossing during the Battle of Fairy Tail, even though he looks to be in his early 20s at the oldest. However, Mashima officially revealed this to be a Red Herring in the "Explain the Mysteries of Fairy Tail" section of Volume 15, where he suggested something else besides his age was at work. It's all but stated later on to be because of Metalicana, who was sealed inside Gajeel's body at the time.
  • One Head Taller: He's often paired up Levy, who's tiny enough for him to use her head as an elbow rest.
  • Parental Abandonment: Just like Natsu and Wendy, Gajeel was raised by a dragon who up and vanished seven years ago. Unlike those two, however, he couldn't care less where he went. Also just like those two, it turns out Metalicana was sealed within him the entire time.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: Gajeel is a rough and violent Blood Knight who gets paired up with Levy, a short, sweet, and friendly Cute Bookworm.
  • Red Baron: He is known as "Kurogane", which means "Black Steel". It's a Non-Indicative Name, however, since his magic is neither black nor steel. That changes in the Tartaros arc when he gets a magic upgrade that refurbishes his iron into steel, and in the Alvarez Empire arc when he finally achieves Dragon Force, turning his body into black metal.
  • Redemption Demotion: In Phantom Lord, he is regarded as the one wizard who beats out the Element 4, his guild's equivalent to S-Class membership. In Fairy Tail, he loses that rank and is even passed over for the S-Class promotional exam, with the rationale that he's "not ready yet". Given his level of power, however, this hardly remains an issue for him.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: After joining Fairy Tail around the time of Phantom Lord's demise, the guild members is understandably unwilling to forgive him for demolishing their first guildhall, injuring Shadow Gear and ultimately causing them pain and suffering. That starts to change when he takes a hit for Levy when she pisses off Laxus, one of her own guildmates. In time, any apprehension surrounding his membership is hardly ever brought up again.
  • Reverse Mole: At first he seems to be The Mole spying on Fairy Tail from within on behalf of Raven Tail's master and Makarov's son, Ivan, during the Battle of Fairy Tail arc. This is subverted when he reports his findings on Ivan to Makarov at the end of the arc, revealing him to be on Fairy Tail's side.
  • The Rival: He quickly becomes one for Natsu upon their first confrontation in the Phantom Lord arc. After that arc, however, their rivalry quickly gets Out of Focus and is typically Played for Laughs whenever it is brought up.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: The entire reason he became captain of the Magic Council's custody enforcement unit is because he took Warrod's joking suggestion much too seriously.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: He can transform his body parts into iron weapons, including pillars, swords, hammers, lances, and drills.
  • Ship Tease: He starts getting this with Levy in the Sirius Island arc, despite having a contentious first impression in the Phantom Lord arc. Eventually they become an Official Couple, and are even implied to be expecting a baby in the ending.
  • Slasher Smile: He grew up a bloodthirsty, borderline evil Dragon Slayer, so almost every time he smiles is bound to be this.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: His arms are always bared to show off his muscled arms.
  • Spam Attack: His Iron Dragon's Lance fires a stream of sharpened projectiles at his enemy.
  • Stealth Pun: His Dual Element Dragon Mode fits in quite well the name of Levy's team "Shadow Gear".
  • Super Senses: Like any Dragon Slayer, Gajeel has a heightened sense of smell and hearing.
  • Super Strength: He can swing around his building-sized BFS with ease, and during the battle against King Faust's giant dragon robot Dorma Anim he pinned it down on his own to set up Natsu's finishing blow.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Gajeel is the sword to Levy's sorcerer. Although he's a magic-user as well, he's more of a Kung-Fu Wizard who specializes in using Shapeshifter Weapons.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: A fairly mild example when it comes to the snark, but he does have his moments when gawking at his friends, especially Natsu. He's definitely tall and dark, though.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Even after joining Fairy Tail and being marginally accepted, he still remains the guild's resident Ax-Crazy Blood Knight. He later moves away from this thanks to Character Development.
  • Vague Age: His official profile leaves his age unknown, and it is never confirmed throughout the series, but he would approximately be the same age as Natsu. While he is initially suggested to be be over 80 years old (perhaps even older),note  the Q&A section of Volume 15 confirmed that this was not the case.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Like Natsu, all Dragon Slayers suffer from crippling motion sickness when riding any form of transportation. Gajeel notes that he never used to have this problem until the Grand Magic Games, where Sting comments that it is a mark of a true Dragon Slayer.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Fairy Tail's war with Phantom Lord starts with Gajeel beating Levy and her friends half-to-death. He also completely wails on Lucy while holding her hostage in the same story arc, which was turned Up to Eleven from the manga where he threw knives at her head to intimidate her instead.
  • You Remind Me of X: His foster mother, Councilor Belno, used to say that Gajeel reminded her of her dead son.

    Panther Lily 

Panther Lily

Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (Japanese), Rick Keeling (English)

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Panther Lily is an Exceed who was born and raised in Edolas. Banished from his home after aiding an injured human, Mystogan, he turned against his kind as Commander of the Edolas Royal Military's 1st Magical Warfare Division. After he and Gajeel gain their mutual respect in battle, Lily joins Fairy Tail as the Dragon Slayer's partner. He is abnormally large for an Exceed while in Edolas, and he can use Aera to fly like the rest of his kind. He assumes a much smaller form after traveling to Earth-land, though he can undergo a Battle Mode Shift to temporarily return to his original form.


  • Anti-Villain: After his exile from Extalia, he aids Faust's plan to bestow a limitless supply of magic to his kingdom. However, that plan involves destroying both Fairy Tail and his own kind, and he's partially motivated by hatred towards his own kind.
  • BFS: The maximum length of his Bustermarm's blade is four times his own size. The Musica Sword is similarly gigantic.
  • Badass Adorable: Downplayed. Although he's most capable in his Battle Mode, he still commands a lot of respect in his Sleep-Mode Size.
  • Badass Baritone: Fitting for a rugged military commander, his deep booming voice is provided by Hiroki Tochi and Rick Keeling. Hilariously, he keeps the same tone in his Sleep-Mode Size.
  • Boomerang Bigot: He is an Exceed who came to resent his own kind for exiling him over something as small as aiding an injured human.
  • Category Traitor: Panther Lily is considered a traitor to the Exceeds because he dared to bring the dying Mystogan to Extalia for medical attention.
  • Cats Are Magic: He can transform into a humanoid form and wield a humongous blade in combat alongside his fellow wizards.
  • The Comically Serious: He's one of the most serious and dutiful members of Fairy Tail, yet it's hard to take him seriously in his Sleep-Mode Size.
  • Defector from Decadence: When he rescued Mystogan from certain death, he was charged with treason for bringing a human to Extalia and exiled due to the Exceed's irrational hatred towards humans. Lily became a Fallen Hero and joined the Edolas Army at least partially because he wanted to exact revenge on the "kingdom of lies", though he admits that deep down he could never truly hate Extalia. Seeing his kind work together to save Extalia—which he thought they'd never do—is what triggers his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: He initially sports a mohawk in his first appearance without his helmet, but it's removed in his very next appearance with no explanation.
  • The Exile: He was exiled from Extalia after bringing the injured Mystogan to their kingdom, let alone refusing to leave him for dead. This contributes to his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After Panther Lily was exiled from his homeland, he joined the Edolas Army to bring down his own kind.
  • Fallen Hero: He was once a beloved knight from Extalia who turned into an Affably Evil army commander seeking revenge against his own kind.
  • Fear of Thunder: He trembles at the mere mention of thunder, holding his ears down whenever there's a lightning storm.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: The largest, most powerful Exceed in the series goes by the name Lily.
  • Freudian Excuse: Even though he joined the Edolas Army to exact revenge on Extalia for his banishment, it still doesn't excuse his actions as the fall of Extalia would have involved a number of innocent exceeds like Happy's parents as casualties.
  • Friend to All Children: Rather subtle, but it's there. He saved a very young Mystogan's life and lived with him afterwards, gets along very well with Wendy, is at times seen accompanying Alzack and Bisca's daughter Asuka, and is adored by Coco.
  • Fun Size: His Sleep-Mode Size is much smaller and cuter than his rugged humanoid form. Gajeel, despite picking him for being bigger and stronger than Natsu and Carla, isn't at all put off by this, to the shock of his friends.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Especially since he's called Lily more often than his full name.
  • Genius Bruiser: Unlike Gajeel, Lily takes the time to study his opponent before rushing straight into battle.
  • Grin of Audacity: He picks up this trait from Gajeel, even mimicking his trademark laugh.
  • Heel–Face Turn: It starts when he witnesses his own change their ways and attempt to rescue their country, motivating him to abandon his resentment. He is also impressed by Gajeel's determination to save his own guild that he joins Fairy Tail as his partner.
  • Heroic Build: His Battle Mode is extremely well-toned.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: The Exceeds in Extalia distrust him ever since he brought Mystogan to their land to heal him.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He becomes very good friends with Gajeel, remaining by his side after Fairy Tail's dissolution, and is as heartbroken as Levy when he appears to be Dragged Off to Hell by Bloodman.
  • In-Series Nickname: He's most commonly just called "Lily" by his allies.
  • It's Personal: He helps Faust's plan to destroy the Exceed out of revenge for being exiled by his kind.
  • Made of Iron: After training with Gajeel for three months, he somehow manages to resist searing acid that can melt through solid rock.
  • Meaningful Name: He is a magical cat who resembles a panther.
  • Morality Pet: He serves as one to Gajeel, who becomes even less of an Ax-Crazy Jerk with a Heart of Gold with him around.
  • Mythology Gag: The Musica Sword he picks up from a Grimoire Heart Mook is named after the Musica blacksmith family from Rave Master.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: He becomes one to Gajeel, who was desperate to have a talking, flying cat of his own just like Natsu and Wendy.
  • Not So Stoic: Gajeel manages to break through to the Blood Knight underneath in their fight, judging by Lily's smile. Also, he's afraid of thunder.
  • Only Sane Man: He's absolutely bewildered by the guild's antics. Lampshaded when Erza says she's impressed by his maturity, and he remarks that it's only because everyone else is immature.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the calmer and more methodical Blue to Gajeel's wild and reckless Red.
  • Redemption Demotion: He has become much less effective in fights since his Heel–Face Turn, mostly because of the limited amount of time he can spend in his battle form since coming to Earth-land. However, this becomes less of a problem as he trains to remain in his battle form for longer periods of time.
  • Retractable Weapon: His Bustermarm is a BFS that can extend up to four times his own size. Once that's destroyed, he replaces it with the Musica Sword, which can not only grow just like the Bustermarm, but can also shrink to fit his Sleep-Mode Size.
  • The Rival: The anime-only Key of the Starry Heavens arc gives him one in Samuel, a fellow Exceed with the same Sizeshifter ability as him. After each of their fights, Samuel gradually evolves into a Friendly Enemy, and eventually a FriendlyRival.
  • Rugged Scar: Has a small scar at the top of his eye and is the most badass of the Exceed.
  • Scary Black Man: He has black fur and, in his human-sized form, he has an intimidating presence.
  • Sizeshifter: Can change at will from his regular form to the much larger and more combat-oriented Battle Mode.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: The normally human-sized Lily is reduced to a tiny, adorable form more common for an Exceed in Earth-land, which becomes his default form between battles.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Funimation typically spells his name as one word, "Pantherlily". Also in Japanese, the two parts of his name are initially separated by an interpunct, though this is dropped over time.
  • The Stoic: He stands among the serious members of the Fairy Tail guild.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He has a fondness for kiwis, according to his profile. The anime shows him gushing over them, which amuses Happy and Carla to no end.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He keeps his Badass Baritone voice in his Sleep-Mode Size.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: After going to Earth-land, he gains the ability to temporarily transform into his hulking regular body for limited amounts of time, with all of his strength and sword fighting skills intact.
  • Winged Humanoid: He can use Aera in his Battle Mode.
  • Worthy Opponent: He became impressed with Gajeel's powers and fighting style during their battle in Edolas, and agreed to join Fairy Tail as his companion once he renounced his loyalty to Faust.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Along with Happy, Carla, and all the other Exceed living on Extalia, he can't return to Edolas after being sent through the reversed Anima portal, separating him from Mystogan and Coco.

    Juvia Lockser 

Juvia Lockser

Voiced by: Mai Nakahara (Japanese), Brina Palencianote  (English)

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Juvia is the former Water Magic specialist of Phantom Lord's Element 4 who can use her powers to turn her entire body into liquid, and to create and manipulate water as she chooses. She grew up alone and unloved as a child since she always brought rain wherever she went. Upon meeting Gray Fullbuster during the war with Fairy Tail, she falls madly in love with him and joins his guild to pursue his affections following Phantom Lord's demise. Though her efforts are often ignored at best and rejected at worst, she slowly but surely becomes one of Gray's dearest companions.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Gray. Interestingly, she is just as pretty as the other girls in the Fairy Tail guild, but her forward and somewhat inappropriate romantic gestures mostly annoy him. She slowly grows out of this trope once Gray's feelings for her begin to show later in the series.
  • Accent Adaptation: The Tagalog and Animax English dubs give her a French accent.
  • Affectionate Nickname: In the original dub, Juvia refers to Gray with the honorific, "Gray-sama", expressing her deep admiration for him. In the dub version, she usually refers to him by several nicknames including "Gray, My Love", "My beloved Gray, "My darling, Gray."
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Her affections for Gray are largely ignored, first because he is Oblivious to Love, and later because her damnedest efforts to change that become annoying. It's gradually subverted by the end of the Tartaros arc, however, when he thanks and apologizes to her for being forced to kill the necromancer who was controlling his dead father. After that, they begin living together comfortably and are driven to a mutual (attempted) Heroic Suicide in the Alvarez Empire arc when compelled to fight each other.
  • Always with You: She sacrifices herself to save Gray, using her magic to give him a blood transfusion, stating that she'll live on inside of him. It's not very comforting for Gray, who doesn't realize that Juvia pulled through with Wendy's help.
  • Anime Hair: Her introductory hairstyle has her hair curled into rings around the back of her head. Her later hairstyles drop this entirely.
  • Antagonist Abilities: Although her magic power is limited to a category of uniquely elemental magic, Juvia (especially when she was introduced as an enemy) differs greatly from the rest of other Water magic practitioners such as Mirajane, Aquarius or God Serena because, although apparently she seems to be missing of their ability to flood a whole battlefield with water, at the beginning she had a vast set of water spells that differed from each other both for their abilities and for the purposes for which she used them. This gave her a huge advantage against other mages who using ordinary magics like hers, to the point that she could even compensate for the natural weakness of her element against other elements such as ice by boiling the water to the point that she could hold her step and even almost overwhelm Gray during their combat. It's a lot of fun if we consider that after her Heel–Face Turn, she becomes a living reversal of the trope because all the opponents she will face have been able to easily curb her skills.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: She is shown to have fairly keen analytical skills. For instance, when Gray makes a decoy of himself in the darkness to throw off Simon in the Tower of Heaven arc, she realizes that Simon must have known he was attacking a fake since he can see in the dark, deducing that he never meant to harm Gray.
  • Badass Adorable: Despite her badassery, she's a big, lovable softy when it comes to Gray... unless other girls are around.
  • Battle Couple: With Gray, who notes that they both work extremely well together due to how their magic compliment each othe. This becomes more noticeable after the second Time Skip.
  • Battle in the Rain: Invoked during her battle with Gray in the Phantom Lord arc due to her Power Incontinence causing it to rain wherever she goes. She also has one with Merudy on Sirius Island.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Juvia joins the Phantom Lord guild because Jose overlooks the rain constantly around her. On a more positive note, this is also what leads her to reaffirm her love for Gray (in the anime, at least) after he accidentally insulted the rain she brought, only to save her from falling to her Disney Villain Death after beating her.
  • Blue Is Heroic: She still keeps her blue-colored clothing after her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She suffers it during the arc of the Tower of Heaven where she is transformed not only mentally but also physically into a more vulgar and shameless version of herself by Vidaldus Taka (to the delight of Gerard who perceives the combat) and is dangerously incited against Lucy. Fortunately for both, Juvia's heart manages to communicate with that of Lucy, allowing her to rebel and free herself from the dark magic of the enemy.
  • Broken Bird: As a child, she was constantly ridiculed by other children and rejected by the men in her life because she couldn't stop making it rain everywhere. When Gray unintentionally comments on the rain when she tries to confess, it triggers such painful memories that she snaps and tries to kill him.
  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: Inverted. Juvia is very shy about getting undressed, even among other girls, but has almost no inhibitions around Gray, even stripping in public whenever he does.
  • Catchphrase: "Drip, drip, drop." Though she stops using it as the show progresses, reflecting her growth.
  • Character Tic: Juvia will cup her chin with her hands whenever she is experiencing intense emotions, both happy and sad. She also has a habit of clasping her hands together for the same purpose.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Flies into a rage when she first thinks Gray is in love with Lucy and subsequently attaches herself to Gray whenever Lucy shows up. Still, as far a jealousy goes, it's much more good-natured than the norm Clingy Jealous Girl standard. Lucy being one of her best friends and there isn't a truth to Lucy trying to steal Gray away from Juvia don't help matters, either.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She's prone to childlike romantic fantasies the very moment her thoughts turn to Gray, or anyone who might try to take him for themselves.
  • Combination Attack: Among all the characters, Juvia is the one that tends more to join forces with others to overcome all the obstacles that arise to her.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Although not shown often, Juvia is actually very pragmatic in her fighting style. In her fight with Merudy, she used the water around her to use attacks that Merudy couldn't block due to the amount of water, then followed it up with another attack; and in her battle with Keyes, she allowed herself to be absorb by his attacks, so she could destroy him from the inside out.
  • Contralto of Danger: Brina Palencia's voice for Juvia is quite a bit deeper than Mai Nakahara's.
  • Covert Pervert: In one of her word-twisting moments, she mixes up "heated battle" with "heated grappling" and proceeds to take her clothes off.
  • Creepy Loner Girl: When she's introduced, Juvia is a gloomy, borderline emotionless young woman who was never able to make friends because she unintentionally made it rain wherever she went. Then she falls for Gray at first sight and is defeated by him, which causes her to immediately defrost into a love-struck maiden and she becomes more sociable after joining Gray's guild. She still can come off as creepy thanks to her Stalker with a Crush antics, though.
  • Creepy Monotone: Her normal manner of speaking before meeting Gray.
  • Crush Filter: This is how she sees Gray whenever she starts to fantasize about him.
  • Dark Chick: When she's first introduced, she perfectly embodies this trope as she is part of the 6 most powerful and dangerous members of Phantom Lord and among them she's the only woman, which makes her a counterpart both to Erza (the strongest woman in the Fairy Tail guild) and Lucy (The Chick).
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She is pale-skinned, often wears dark clothes, and starts out as a member of an enemy guild. However, she's a real sweetheart once you get to know her, provided you keep your thoughts off of her darling Gray.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The 413 Omake/Episode 220 focuses entirely on Juvia as she celebrates the 413th day since she met and fell in love with Gray.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: She starts out as a member of Fairy Tail's biggest rival guild when the series begins, but her defeat at Gray's hands leads her to join his guild just to be with him.
  • Defecting for Love: Downplayed. In the aftermath of her duel with Gray Fullbuster, she sets out to join the Fairy Tail guild so she may pursue her feelings for (read, "stalk") him. In this case, however, Phantom Lord was being dissolved by the time she started following him, leaving her with nowhere else to go.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: When we first meet Juvia, she doesn't show any emotion aside from her stoic, calm demeanor. After her duel with Gray, however, her emotions open up considerably.
  • Despair Event Horizon: When Natsu and his friends meet her again after Fairy Tail disbands, Juvia's still grieving Gray's six-month disappearance to the point that she makes rain pour down on the village she's staying in.
  • Determinator: When Gray orders her to do something, not even a completely useless wounded leg will prevent Juvia from drag herself in a disquieting way in pursuit of a little girl and reaching her. This extends to her goal of winning Gray's heart.
  • Disney Villain Death: A subverted example occurs in the anime, where Juvia falls from the sky to her impending death at the conclusion of her battle with Gray. Fortunately, he rescues her just in time.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: She is absolutely persistent in her efforts to get Gray to like her. Most of them backfire spectacularly, but it only makes her try harder.
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • In the aftermath of the guild war with Phantom Lord, the Fairy Tail members quickly accept Juvia the moment she joins. While her list of crimes against the guild and its members are admittedly far smaller than Gajeel's, she did kidnap Lucy for Phantom Lord and attempted to kill Gray when he's fighting her to stop Abyss Break's activation.
    • Granted, after joining Fairy Tail and during the Thunder Legion's revolt, when Freed locks her and Cana in magical cage match where only the one left standing may leave, Juvia opts to destroy one of Laxus' Thunder Palace lacrimas instead, shocking herself into incapacity, so as not be forced to take up arms against her comrade, and freeing Cana at the same time. It's likely this self-sacrificial act which cemented her standing as a true member of Fairy Tail in her guildmates eyes, past transgressions be damned.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Juvia enjoys ogling at Gray, especially when he unconsciously strips.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Her entire body is made of water, and she can assume numerous different forms.
  • Emotional Powers: Her magic power is derived from her emotional state, increasing exponentially whenever she experiences a burning passion for Gray. It also borders on Empathic Environment, causing it to rain heavily when she suffers from extreme depression or distress.
  • Emotionless Girl: This trope is played straight during her first appearance. Then Gray stepped into the picture, and the Blush Stickers appeared, and this character trait was all but abandoned.
  • Everyone Has Standards: For obvious reasons, she is the only one in the guild who doesn't seem to mind Gray's stripping habit. However, during the second Time Skip when the two lived together, Juvia had grown tired of having to constantly pick up Gray's clothes whenever he stripped during training.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Following the aftermath of Phantom Lord's guild war with Fairy Tail, she cuts her hair short to signify her more cheerful demeanor. However, she instantly grows her hair back in despondence when she discovers that the Gray in Edolas was in love with her own Edolas counterpart, who had the same hairstyle as she did before. By the end of the Grand Magic Games, she lets her hair down completely when she decides to be more open with her love for Gray.
  • Flanderization: In early manga appearances, her affections for Gray and imagined rivalry with Lucy are much more reserved than they are shown in the anime version, where she experiences Character Exaggeration and starts Chewing the Scenery whenever either subject is brought up. The anime also sees her being much quicker to assume that other women (and some men) might be romantic rivals, whereas her original rivalry with Lucy stems from a misinterpretation over how he'd risk his life for her.
  • The Force Is Strong with This One: When Merudy threatens Gray in the Sirius Island arc, Juvia begins to easily overwhelm her with powerful water attacks and shows such strength that Erza—officially recognized as the strongest woman of Fairy Tail—reevaluated her initial combat abilities from when she had easily defeated her. Even Merudy, who had ranked her thirteenth among the most important members of Fairy Tail to kill, realizes that the more Juvia lets herself go completely to her emotions, the more her magic power increases.
  • Forgot About Her Powers: At first, though her magical power only revolved around the element of water, she had a high arsenal of rather versatile spells. However, as the manga progresses, in the fights she begins to always use the same attack spells such as Water Slicer and Water Nebula, despite she could easily use her Water Lock, a spell that creates an enormous water bubble that can drown her opponents.
    • Her Water Slicer seems much weaker than it does at the beginning; at its first use, Juvia herself explained and demonstrated that the water of this spell is so pressurized that it can cut hard elements such as stone and rocks. However, starting from the fight against Merudy onwards, Water Slicer is only used only as a means to easily sweep away the enemy (despite technically, considering its original characteristics, the enemies should be killed instantly).
    • Many times she also seems to forget to change her body into water while fighting to avoid physical damage. However, this may be justified that even if she does use it, Mashima would invent various methods to allow her opponent to damage her anyway, as evidenced by the the Sirius Island and Alvarez Empire arcs.
  • Freudian Excuse: Brina Palencia suggests that Juvia finds her only sense of self-worth in Gray, which is why she has latched on to him the way she has.
  • Friendless Background: She didn't have any friends as a child due to making it rain everywhere she went.
  • The Glomp: Juvia naturally does this to Gray. This habit proved problematic for her during the Grand Magic Games.
  • Good Costume Switch: After Phantom Lord's demise, Juvia sheds the teru teru bozu doll and completely changes her outfit.
  • Gray Rain of Depression: She used to cause this unconsciously with her magic, and was ridiculed as a result. She causes this again over the second time skip, alone and heartbroken after Gray disappeared for six months.
  • Heel–Face Turn: It starts when she falls in love with Gray and becomes solidified when she joins Fairy Tail around the time of Phantom Lord's demise.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She pulls one off for Cana when they are forced to battle each other in the Fantasia arc by attacking the Thunder Palace lacrima above them and electrocuting herself to prove that she really loves everyone in Fairy Tail, not that Cana needed convincing. It doesn't kill Juvia, though.
  • Heroic Suicide: She commits suicide when she and Gray are trapped and forced to fight due to Spriggan 12 Invel's magic, both in order to prevent herself from killing him and sparing him the agony of killing her. When she realizes Gray did the same thing, she uses the last of her life to perform a blood transfusion magic to save him. Despite her apparent demise, she pulls through with Wendy and Carla's help.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Juvia is madly in love with Gray and sees Lucy as a rival, despite the latter's constant protests. Lyon is madly in love with her and Sherria views Juvia as a rival, despite her constant protests.
  • Imaginary Love Triangle: She misinterprets something Gray's Declaration of Protection towards Lucy to mean he is in love with her, and thus believes her to be a rival in love. This eventually spirals out of control until she believes that she's in a Love Dodecahedron.
  • Imagined Innuendo: During their first battle, Juvia first mistook Gray's stripping as a sign of sexual intent, which she understandably thought was moving too fast.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: Gray and Juvia start living and training together over the second Time Skip after Fairy Tail disbands. However, the "innocent" part was heavily enforced by Gray.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: She picks up Gray's stripping habit after the second Time Skip, though she's not as unconscious about it.
  • Kill It with Water: She manages to kill Keyes by secretly inserting herself inside his body through her Water Body and then returning to human form in order to definitively stem his Intangibility.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Whenever she's not drooling over Gray, Juvia is very calm, poised in the heat of battle and ready to unleash destructive waves of water against her adversaries.
  • Large Ham: Prone to Chewing the Scenery whenever Gray is involved.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Whenever Gray's life is in danger, Juvia will almost certainly and instantly get her head out of the clouds in her rage and protect him, resulting in her opponent being curb stomped without prejudice.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: By the time of the Grand Magic Games, Juvia decides to let her hair hang down for good to show her ongoing love for Gray.
  • Lonely Doll Girl: Juvia had no friends as a child because it would always rain when she was around. As a result, she wears a teru teru bozu doll on her collar which, in Japanese folklore, is supposed to stop or prevent the rain. In a bit of Fridge Horror, this makes the scene in the anime where she's crying while mass producing these all the more Harsher in Hindsight in-universe.
  • Love at First Sight: She falls for Gray almost immediately when they face off against each other in the Phantom Lord arc. It really doesn't help matters that his habit of disrobing kicks in almost as soon as their fight begins. Also counts as a Love at First Punch.
  • Love Bubbles: These can be seen in many of her fantasies involving Gray.
  • Love Hungry: Juvia is obsessed with winning Gray's affection, constantly daydreaming of him professing his feelings for her, being intimate with her, and even them getting married.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Although she is one of the most intelligent characters of Fairy Tail, ever since the adaptation of the anime, she is more often than not exploited for comedic gags regarding her love for Gray.
  • Love Redeems: While she was nowhere near as evil as the other Element 4, it was her affection for Gray that made her want to join Fairy Tail.
  • Mad Love: Even after Gray flat out tells her he's not interested in her, Juvia fails to catch the message. Gray cares more for her than some instances of this trope, though.
  • Making a Splash: Her magic gives her the power to produce and control water, turn her body into water to avoid damage from most standard attacks, enclose her enemies in spheres of water to drown them, produce highly pressurized blades of water that can cut through the steel, and increase her body temperature to boiling levels when she falls prey to fiery emotions. She also learns Water Make similar to Gray, which she uses to transfuse her blood with Gray after they both mortally injure themselves.
  • Maybe Ever After: While it is never explicitly stated that they ever become an official couple, her near death in the Alvarez Empire arc causes Gray to realize his own love for Juvia, and their last scene shared together implies that Gray is even willing to bed her.
  • Meaningful Name: The name "Juvia" comes from the Spanish word lluvia, meaning "rain".
  • Mood-Swinger: She can snap from calm or cheerful to a towering temper or a malevolent vindictiveness and back again with speed, given her rain powers.
  • Mysterious Past: Despite being one of the most important good characters of the manga after Team Natsu, Juvia is little in-depth as a single character outside of her love for Gray and her childhood, to the point that, compared to less important figures of her as Ultear, Minerva, Rogue, Cana, Visca, Mystogun or Flare, we know very little about her past: does she really possess the ability to use aquatic magic from her birth? From whom did she inherit or learn? Who were they and what happened to her parents? All questions that almost certainly will never find an answer in depth or sensible.
  • Naked in Mink: Though it's rarely brought up, the manga artwork seems to indicate that Juvia doesn't wear anything other than her underwear beneath her coats, with some artwork hinting she doesn't even bother with that much.
  • Near-Death Experience: In the Alvarez Empire arc, Juvia commits suicide to stop her from fighting against Gray thanks to Spriggan 12 Invel's magic and uses blood transfusion magic on him. Fortunately, Wendy is able to heal her just in time.
  • Nice Hat: Her first outfit included a big Russian-style hat. She always shown wearing some kind of hat to go with her clothes.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: She's immune to physical damage and certain spells when her body is turned into water.
  • Oh, Crap!: Juvia has a moment of slack-jawed horror the moment Gray uses his Ice Geyser on her.
  • Operation: Jealousy: In Dragon Cry, Juvia thinks about doing this to Gray by going with Gajeel on a job, but her fantasizes begin to shift out of control, making her back out of the idea.
  • Ojou: Her first look, which consisted of a young Russian woman's clothing from the 1940s, her posture and her unusually gracefully decorated and detailed pink umbrella made her look like this during her first appearances, but after joining Fairy Tail she almost lost completely this feature.
  • Perky Goth: Her gloomy facade is easily broken after her first appearance, showing herself to be perky and the complete opposite to her usual personality. This is especially prominent when she's around Gray.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: While they don't share a lot of scenes together, Juvia describes her relationship with Gajeel to be like this, given that they have both known each other since they were members of the Phantom Lord.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: She gets easily upset whenever Gray leaves without telling her, especially when he's with Lucy or other female characters.
  • The Power of Blood: By the Alvarez Empire arc, she masters the art of Water Make to transfuse her own blood with Gray, just to ensure she will live on as a part of him in case she dies.
  • The Power of Love: Erza notes in the Sirius Island arc that Juvia achieves her full power while motivated by intense feelings of love for Gray.
  • Pretty in Mink: Most of her outfits are distinctly Russian-styled getups.
  • Power Incontinence: Juvia said that ever since her birth, her magic had always caused it to rain persistently around her, to the point that before meeting Gray, she had never seen a blue sky before. This is because her powers are highly emotion-based, and her feelings of depression and isolation over driving others away with the rain have only given her even less control over it. Being abandoned by Gray in X792 only makes it go From Bad to Worse by triggering a perennial flood on an entire village (to the point to be even renamed as The Rain Village), though it clears right up when Gray finally returns.
  • Progressively Prettier: While she was never necessarily ugly, she has a rather drab and gloomy face in her earliest appearances in the manga. Nowadays, she is at least as cute as the other Fairy Tail girls, and was even ranked 3rd in the Miss Fairy Tail contest.
  • Property of Love: “If anyone’s cuddling with my beloved Gray, it’s going to me.”
  • Proper Lady: When she's not being a Large Ham or Clingy Jealous Girl, she's rather demure and composed. She is also the only girl whose feminine skill is shown the most often in Fairy Tail: she sews her own teru teru bozu doll as a child, she makes Gray a lovely bento with a heart in the center, she bakes bread that has her face and Gray's face on them, she knits Gray a scarf, and her room is filled with Gray merchandise that is most likely handmade as well.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: In the Phantom Lord arc. Unlike many of the other Phantom Lord members who are evil bastards, she is just a regular wizard doing her job for a legal guild, which just happens to be catching Lucy and later defending against Fairy Tail's attack. Once the guild disbands, she's quick to get along with the other members, unlike Gajeel.
  • Redemption Demotion: Her rank in Phantom Lord is the equivalent of Fairy Tail's S-Class, but gets a literal demotion like Gajeel when she joins Fairy Tail, and has to take the annual exam to achieve the S-Class rank.
  • Rejection Affection: Despite her many attempts to get his attention, Juvia's romantic gestures are largely ignored by Gray.
  • Romantic Spoonfeeding: In the Penalty Game episode, she believes that Gray might have gotten a fever and offers to spoonfeed him some shaved ice. She gets a little overexcited and shoves the spoon down his throat, much to his dismay.
  • Samaritan Relationship Starter: In the anime, at least, she is deeply touched when Gray saves her from her Disney Villain Death following the conclusion of their duel.
  • Satellite Love Interest: To Gray. Upon joining Fairy Tail, very little is done to explore her character beyond her affection for Gray.
  • Scars Are Forever: At the end of Fairy Tail, she is left with a scar on her abdomen from where she impaled herself in the Alvarez Empire arc, in the same location Gray did with himself.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: She tries to make this clear to anyone who might show a potential romantic interest in Gray.
  • She's Got Legs: By X791, she seems to have taken a liking to showing off her left leg, which sports her Blue Fairy Tail stamp on her hip.
  • Shipper on Deck: Her mental Love Dodecahedron shows she's been keeping track of all the possible pairings with people that could possibly point back to her or Gray. Her Shipping Goggles can actually make her hallucinate the couples being together intimately.
  • Shoot the Dog: In the Tartaros arc, Juvia is forced to kill the Necromancer Keyes knowing that Silver, Gray's undead father, will only stay around with his son for as long as Keyes lives. If she hadn't, Keyes would've activated the Face bomb using the undead Council chairman. When the deed is done, she feels she's no longer worthy of Gray's love.
  • Shower Shy: Juvia is actually very shy about her body, vocally expressing great reluctance to showering or bathing with the other girls. That said, she has no shame in stripping down if Gray is around.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Gray is the only man she has in her sights, which she has openly vocalized to several characters, especially whenever other men are involved or other girls accuse her of going after other guys. Flashbacks reveal that she once went out with Bora, but he shot her down since he kept making it rain.
    Chelia: I won't let you steal Lyon with your wild side!
    Juvia: I told you, I only have eyes for Gray!
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The Funimation dub spells her surname as "Loxar".
  • Squishy Wizard: Compared to the rest of the main Fairy Tail fighters, Juvia compensates for her magic's high offensive power with low resistance to damage from enemy attacks that are able to bypass the defenses of her water body.
  • Stalking Is Funny If It Is Female After Male: A lot of Juvia's romantic gestures towards Gray would not seem funny if the gender roles were reversed.
  • Stalker with a Crush: This is Played for Laughs when it comes to Gray, following him wherever he goes after Phantom Lord disbands. Her apartment is even one big Stalker Shrine filled with items and dolls themed around Gray, right down to her Gray-shaped shower loofah and a towel with a picture of Gray along with the words "Gray-Sama Love" on it.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Juvia has shades of this during her earliest appearances. Normally a broken and emotionless girl, her iciness literally melts the moment Gray enters her life. She thus begins alternating between her usual gloominess and gushing over him the moment she so much as hears his name (heaven forbid the one who mentions him is another girl and/or wants him dead), until her warmer personality gradually takes over.
  • Takes One to Kill One: Apart from very few exceptions such as Merudy's Maguilty Sense and Laxus's Lightning magic, only Juvia's own magic is capable of injuring her own body. This is demonstrated when she breaks her own leg in the Sirius Island arc, and when she impales herself with a blade of water in the Alvarez Empire arc.
  • There Is Only One Bed: Averted. When they were both living together, Gray and Juvia did have separate beds. This, however, did not stop Juvia from sneaking into Gray's bed while he was sleeping. He would always kick her out and tell her to sleep in her own bed, but that didn't stop her from trying.
  • Third-Person Person: She refers to herself by her name practically all the time to demonstrate her immaturity, though there are very rare instances where she uses the pronoun "atashi", such as when she sees Gray strip for the first time. It's dropped entirely in the Funimation dub, though not without reason as the dubbers felt it made her sound arrogant rather than childish.
  • Through His Stomach: One of the few ways she tries to get Gray to notice her, to varying results.
  • Token Good Teammate: Of Phantom Lord, as she is not cruel or vicious to the members of Fairy Tail and only fights against them because she was ordered to.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: She goes from a gloomy Emotionless Girl during her Phantom Lord membership to a cheerful Fairy Tail wizard over time after losing her battle with Gray.
  • Trauma Button: After Gray unintentionally comments on her downpours during their battle, she freezes up and flies into a extraordinary rage to the point where she uses Sierra in an effort to kill Gray.
  • True Blue Femininity: She has blue hair and usually wears dark blue clothing, and is reserved and ladylike when not hammy or jealous.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Often times on the receiving end of this, with her demeanor causing her opponents to underestimate her abilities and will to fight. However, shown the willpower and skills to combat stronger enemies time and again, especially when she perceives that Gray is in any sort of danger, which makes her almost unbeatable.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Her fury, typically unleashed by the any sort of threats made towards Gray, easily allows her to overcome any obstacle she'd normally be unable to overcome.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: She completely snaps each and every moment she senses Gray is in danger, or worse, is the target of another woman's affections.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She ends up befriending her presumed rival in love Lucy in the Tower of Heaven arc, enabling them to perform a Unison Raid on Vidaldus. She continues to view Lucy as her rival, though.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Juvia isn't physically powerful and resistant when compared to Natsu, Erza, Gray, Wendy, Laxus and Gajeel, but her ability to turn herself into water to avoid harm comes in handy.
  • Weather Manipulation: Her Water magic is so strong that every time she loses control or her emotions take over, Juvia makes it rain wherever she goes and even the sunniest of the days darkens in her presence.
  • Will They or Won't They?: By the time of the Alvarez Empire arc, Juvia's feelings for Gray finally start to get reciprocated, to the point where Gray promises to give her a straight answer. The finale all but says outright that Gray is at least willing to be intimate with her, blushing and vaguely saying that Juvia's body "belongs to him".
  • Wingding Eyes: The Heart-shaped kind. Naturally, she has these whenever she is around Gray.
  • Women Prefer Strong Men:
    Juvia: Oh, Gray, my love, I wish you'd carry me, too!
  • Worf Had the Flu: During her first exam for S-rank promotion, she is confronted and literally slaughtered with Lisanna by Erza quite easily, causing her to be disqualified. Later, when she and Erza collide with Merudy, she is initially put down from the enemy but when the latter explicitly threatens the safety and health of Gray, Juvia stands up and begins to slaughter her with attacks of water so powerful for the shock and the astonishment not only of Merudy but also of Erza herself, because Mashima uses the trivial excuse of the Powerof Love for empowers her.
  • Yandere: She's a rather toned-down example. Despite words to the contrary, she's never willing to hurt Lucy or anyone else who shows affection for Gray. Threaten or harm Gray, on the other hand, and she will make every effort to reduce you to a crawling and bleeding being.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: She gets grumpy when Gray talks with other girls, but occasionally she has fantasies of Gray being swayed by guys such as Lyon, resulting in a Nosebleed.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has blue hair to match her water theme.

    Cana Alberona 

Cana Alberona

Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English)

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Cana is the guild's resident alcoholic, capable of drinking entire barrel-fulls of booze at a time. She's also the daughter of Gildarts Clive. She is a practitioner of Card Magic, which she uses to cast a variety of spells and read fortunes. Joining Fairy Tail at a young age to search for Gildarts after her mother's death, she has been at the guild longer than any members of her generation, and never fails to get along with anybody.


  • The Alcoholic: Mostly Played for Laughs, but she has no desire to stop. She drinks up to 30 percent of Fairy Tail's total alcohol.
  • All for Nothing: She spends 12 years trying to become an S-Class wizard and tell Gildarts that she's her daughter. In the end, her fifth S-Class exam on Sirius Island is canceled when Grimoire Heart arrives, she abandons Lucy to complete her exam, and when she reaches Mavis's grave, she realizes that her efforts were for naught.
  • Ambiguously Bi: While Cana has mentioned being interested with boys, she also makes a habit of groping and flirting with her fellow female guildmates rather often, especially Lucy after the two became close. She also seemed to enjoy Flare cleaning every nook and cranny of her body with her hair.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She almost always wears a skimpy bikini top, so her midriff is never covered.
  • Big Damn Heroes: After realizing her own idiocy in continuing the S-Class exam on Sirius Island, Cana rushes back to her allies and uses Mavis's powers to help them defeat Grimoire Heart.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Not as strong as some of the other members of the guild, but she's always ready for a fight and responds to Natsu's challenges often.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Deconstructed. She spent twelve whole years unable to tell Gildarts she is his daughter not only because she was far too soft-spoken and timid as a little girl, but also because he would always set out on a job for months at a time almost as soon as he came to visit. It reached the point where she believed she had to become an S-Class wizard just to muster the courage to tell him, but four consecutive failures only made it that much worse. Eventually, she finally tells him until the fifth exam is canceled.
  • Cards of Power: Cana is capable of using her cards to create magical explosions, water geysers, scantily-dressed women, and at least once uses them to put a person to sleep.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Her hard-drinking habits are mostly Played for Laughs until it's revealed in the Sirius Island arc that she took up drinking after failing her S-Class exam four consecutive times.
  • Chekhov's Skill: After several failed and/or non-combative uses, she casts Fairy Glitter to destroy the crystal containing Mavis's body in the Alvarez Empire arc, bringing her back to life]].
  • Death Dealer: When not using her cards to cast spells, she throws them like shurikens.
  • Determinator: She never backs down from a fight, even against stronger opponents.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite abandoning Lucy in the middle of Fairy Tail's war with Grimoire Heart, Lucy takes it all in stride since she knew what was at stake for her.
  • Failure Knight: She has tried the S-Class test four times before the series began, but never succeeded, causing some serious self-esteem issues. Her fifth exam is cancelled before it can be finished, but by then, she manages to get over it.
  • Fortune Teller: Her magic also gives her the ability to predict future events. As shown in the anime, she took it up to predict when her father would return to the guild.
  • Giving the Sword to a Noob: She gets Fairy Glitter for a short-time loan in the Sirius Island arc, and only because she finds Mavis' grave before the others in time of need. Then it turns out that even with that magic in her possession, she's incapable of using it correctly, and is swiftly defeated. Later, however, she manages to get a better handle on it for the Grand Magic Games.
  • Godiva Hair: Her hair conveniently covers her lady parts whenever she's in the guild bathhouse.
  • Good Bad Girl: She's a heavy drinker and partier, but is still a good-hearted and heroic member of Fairy Tail.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Cana takes this Up to Eleven. She's responsible for 30% of the consumption of alcoholic drinks in the guild, and started drinking twice as much ever since her bottle buddy Macao got a new girlfriend.
  • Heroic BSoD: She falls into a brief one after she realizes that she abandoned Lucy and her friends in favor of continuing the S-Class exam.
  • Hidden Depths: According to Mavis, despite relying on a kind of Holder-type magic many would consider weak, she has an immense amount of latent magic power inherited from her father, which allows her to use the ultra-powerful Fairy Glitter once she gets a good handle on it. She also frequently notices things amiss when her friends somehow seem off, such as when she discovers Elfman's brainwashing after he supposedly gave up on trying to save Lisanna in the Tartaros arc.
  • Idiot Ball: She grips it during the Sirius Island arc, acting as if the S-Class exam is still going on while her guildmates are under attack. Fortunately, she manages to come to her senses.
  • Informed Ability: According to Mashima, Cana still ranks somewhere between the third and fourth place as the strongest female wizard of the guild (obviously after Mirajane and Erza) despite, taking away her ability to use Fairy Glitter spell, that she can only use it when Mavis grants her the power to do it (not to mention the way she struggles to control it and give it the right strength), it is very difficult to believe that she can be considered not only a peer but perhaps even superior than mages like Juvia and Evergreen. Also Wendy and Lucy in the end of the manga, with all the power-ups they've reached and earned, they are clearly lot more badass than her. Even Bisca and Laki, despite their background role, seem stronger than Cana both before and after the first Time Skip (also having had 7 years to train while Team Sirius was frozen in time is a factor to consider). Not to mention the fact that she always failed every S-Class promotion exam in which she participated.
  • Jerkass Realization: She hits one when she realizes that she abandoned her friends on Sirius Island to continue the S-Class exam despite everything that's going on.
  • The Lad-ette: She's the heaviest drinker in Fairy Tail, and she's always eager to fight. She also occasionally speaks in masculine Japanese.
  • Light 'em Up: Her strongest spell is Fairy Glitter, one of the Three Great Fairy Magics alongside Fairy Law and Fairy Sphere, and one of the heaviest-hitting spells in the series that can vanquish virtually any enemy in a ray of light. Too bad that it is not really hers since it must be continually lent to her by Mavis and that most of the time fails to damage her goal.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: Her motivation for becoming an S-Class wizard is to tell Gildarts that he is her father, because she thinks standing on equal footing with him will give her the confidence she needs to do so. Once she realizes she doesn't need to achieve the rank, she tells him all the same.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name comes from the Major "Arcana" tarot cards, fitting for a card wizard.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother, Cornelia, died when Cana was only six, leading her to seek out her wandering father, Gildarts.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She abandons Lucy and Fairy Tail on Sirius Island in favor of passing the S-Class exam, which she fully well knew was suspended for a life-or-death battle against Grimoire Heart. When she reaches Mavis's grave, her abandonment haunts her to the point that she says the trope name almost verbatim and returns to the fray, no longer caring about being an S-Class wizard.
  • Never Gets Drunk: She hardly shows any signs of getting tipsy, despite her inhumanly high alcohol consumption rate. The only time she ever passes out is when Bacchus beats her in a drinking match.
  • Oh, Crap!: Cana has a moment of utter shock when she realizes that she unintentionally abandoned Lucy.
  • Orphanage of Love: An omake reveals that she was raised in a church after her mother passed away, which made her a Friend to All Children that lived there.
  • The Snark Knight: Her heavy drinking and troubled past have given her a very blunt, dry personality.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Several official Japanese sources write her name out as "Kana". However, the official English translations of the manga and anime spell it as "Cana".
  • Tears of Remorse: She bursts into tears once she realizes that she had abandoned Lucy in favor of becoming an S-Class wizard during the Sirius Island arc.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Ultimately Subverted. She takes her S-Class exam so seriously that she puts her personal commitment to finishing the test and becoming her father's equal over the lives of her friends when Grimoire Heart attacks. Granted, she doesn't fully realize that her some of friends have already fallen to Grimoire Heart, but her decision to knock Lucy unconscious and abandon her after she's found the solution to the exam (and nearly getting her killed because of it) just screams idiocy. She eventually realizes her own foolishness and rushes back into the fight.
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Her impatience in continuing the S-Class exam causes her to abandon Lucy and the rest of her friends. When she realizes this after reaching Mavis's grave, she's completely devastated. Fortunately, she snaps out of it.
  • Tsundere: After dropping the "father" bomb with Gildarts, her attitude towards him becomes this, getting annoyed every time he tries smothering her or flirting with other wizards, but always caring about his well-being all the same.
  • Unexpected Virgin: Despite her flirtatious personality, she is revealed to be a virgin when she remains one of the only Fairy Tail members unaffected by Larcade's pleasure-inducing spell.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: For a very long time, Cana wanted to become an S-Class wizard so she could impress Gildarts and make herself worthy of being his daughter. To Gildarts's credit, he doesn't know Cana is his daughter until she finally tells him. After that, their relationship blossoms.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Once Lucy gives her a lead on how to pass the S-Class Exam, Cana knocks her unconscious and abandons her to finish it. She ultimately regrets it by the time she arrives as Mavis's grave.
  • You Remind Me of X: Mavis tells Cana that she bears a striking resemblance to her Childhood Friend Zera, and ponders that she would be just like Cana had she lived long enough. Then, after an Imagine Spot of Zera as a scantily-clad alcoholic, she takes it back.

    Elfman Strauss 

Elfman Strauss

Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese), Christopher Sabat (English), Anastasia Muñoz (English – child)

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Elfman is Lisanna and Mirajane's middle brother who strongly believes in pride through physical strength and manliness. His form of Takeover, Beast Soul, transforms him into a variety of ferocious beasts and monsters. His magic went awry during a mission with Lisanna and Mirajane; following Lisanna's disappearance, he can only transform his right arm. Two years later, he regains his Full-Body Takeover abilities during the battle with Phantom Lord.


  • Anime Hair: His hair is spiky and wild Shonen Hair.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a deep voice to match his "manly" personality.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: He and Evergreen are constantly at each other's throats, but they still have plenty of cute moments to show it's not all rough between them.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Played straight with his younger sister Lisanna, but inverted with Mirajane, whom he is a Big Little Brother to. Truth in Television is that he's the only male in the family, so age doesn't matter.
  • Big Little Brother: Although he towers over Mirajane, he is the middle sibling between her and Lisanna.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He prides himself in both his strength and manliness, and can pack quite a wallop.
  • Boisterous Weakling: Early on, in spite of his preaching the value of manliness, he could only manage partial transformations, which only amounts to punching someone harder, and his guildmates see him as something of a joke. He somewhat overcomes this when he masters Full-Body Takeover and defeats Sol in the Phantom Lord arc, but from then on, he still loses more fights than he wins compared to his guildmates.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the Tartaros arc, after Seilah forces him into making a Deal with the Devil to spare Lisanna's life, she brainwashes him into planting a bomb in his guildhall. While his friends survive and he manages to give Seilah her just desserts, he suffers tremendous guilt over it.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Despite his bluster and overemphasis on his extreme manliness, he's a huge softy at heart and prone to crying when he's overemotional.
  • Butt-Monkey: He hardly gets any respect as a fighter from his guildmates, who can easily knock him out cold.
  • Characterization Marches On: In early chapters, he was almost as much The Rival to Natsu and Gray as the two were to each other. This fades over time as he spends more time interacting with his sisters and Evergreen, the latter of whom brings out his argumentative side.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: He is a white-haired variation. It's not known where his dark complexion comes from, however, looking at his lighter-skinned sisters.
  • Determinator: Probably the only one who can outdo Natsu in this. His solution to fighting Bacchus, who was too fast and erratic for him to even land a hit, was to transform into a Lizardman with spiked scales. He then told Bacchus that it would be a battle to see which could take more punishment, his body or Bacchus' hands.
  • The Exile: Elfman was exiled from his hometown along with his siblings due to their Take-Over powers.
  • Every Year They Fizzle Out: While he's quite physically powerful and tough, it's mentioned by other characters that he's bad in "the crunch", and they're right; despite a lot of pretty impressive performances, Elfman loses most of his fights. He does have a few major victories under his belt, however, such as Sol from Phantom Lord, Erza's rival Bacchus from Quattro Cerberus, and an Offscreen Moment of Awesome against the Spriggan 12's Ajeel.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Mashima thought the name "Elfman" sounded cute for someone so muscle-brained.
  • Fundoshi: He wears one as his initial outfit of choice, and it has the word "man" written on the back.
  • Genius Bruiser: Okay, maybe calling him a "genius" is overshooting it, but he's certainly smarter than he seems and is capable of thinking up quick and clever plans, notably his plan to take down Rustyrose and his cunning use of his transformations against Bacchus.
  • Gentle Giant: He was much more soft-hearted before Lisanna's apparent untimely death hardened his resolve to not let the same happen to his surviving sister. He's still gentle to those he cares about, though.
  • Hot-Blooded: This is his core definition of manliness. He even grows Hot Blooded Sideburns for the Grand Magic Games to compliment it.
  • Large Ham: He'll do anything to prove he's "A REAL MAN", even if he has to shout it.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His Weretiger form boosts the speed of his attacks while retaining his muscular form.
  • Manly Tears: He's not afraid to cry.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He beats himself up over bombing his own guildhall and nearly killing his friends as part of a deal with Seilah to spare Lisanna's life in the Tartaros arc, even though no one blames him because he was brainwashed into doing it. It takes starting a friendly Bar Brawl and getting himself pummeled for him to finally forgive himself.
  • My Greatest Failure: Lisanna, Elfman, and Mirajane's younger sister, almost died while trying to calm Elfman down when his Takeover magic went awry. It's alleviated greatly when Lisanna turns up alive two years later. In the Tartaros arc, however, Seilah controls him into nearly killing Lisanna again, forcing him into a desperate Deal with the Devil to save her.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Upon Lisanna's return and hearing some of the guild members commenting on Lisanna's cute appearance, Elfman begins to knock away from his sister.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: His Beast Soul Takeover allows him to absorb the powers of beasts and monsters and assume their forms. Initially, he is only able to transform his right arm as any attempt at a Full-Body Takeover makes him go berserk. By the Phantom Lord arc, however, he gets a full handle on it and can transform whenever he wants.
  • Partial Transformation: His Beast Arm ability only lets him transform his right arm. Even after mastering his Full-Body Takeover, he still uses this from time to time.
  • Power Makes Your Voice Deep: His Full-Body Takeovers make his already deep voice even lower.
  • Powers via Possession: He is a Takeover wizard, which allows him to absorb the attributes of a certain creature. In his case, his Beast Soul allows him to take over monsters and beasts.
  • Real Men Cook: According to Lisanna, he is an excellent chef.
  • Rugged Scar: He sports a stitched scar along his right cheek, adding to his tough exterior.
  • Ship Tease: He gets plenty of this with Evergreen following their partnership in the S-Class exam, as much as they mutually deny it.
  • Sibling Team: He is this whenever he fights alongside Mirajane and Lisanna. While his combat compatibility with Mirajane is unknown, he manages to edge out an off-screen win against Ajeel, one of the Spriggan 12 who should be noted are at least strong as the mightiest wizard in Ishgal, together with Lisanna.
  • Super Toughness: His Lizardman form gives him spiked scales that are virtually impervious to physical damage. It allows him to level the playing field against the heavy-hitting Bacchus during the Grand Magic Games, turning their battle into an Endurance Duel.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: He is always talking about the concept of manliness, refusing to believe that something unnatural could be attributed to anything but an awesome man.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After being butted around and overshadowed for much of the series, Elfman gets a moment to shine in the Grand Magic Games when he wins his match against Bacchus, an opponent who is said to rival Erza in strength, which also counts as Fairy Tail's first actual victory in the tournament. Not only that, but those 10 points he earns go a long way since Fairy Tail wins the tournament by 9 points.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: He gets really beefy over the three-month training Time Skip while preparing for the Grand Magic Games.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He's a purely physical fighter and doesn't have a lot of magic skill, but it usually takes just a single hit for him to take down his opponents when given the chance.
  • Verbal Tic: Usually ends a sentence with "otoko" ("man") or something similar.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He usually just transforms his arm, but he's capable of doing a Full-Body Takeover.
  • The Worf Effect: He is a frequent victim of this whenever he participates in any major story arc.

    Lisanna Strauss 

Lisanna Strauss

Voiced by: Harumi Sakurai (Japanese), Carrie Savage (English)

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Lisanna is the the youngest of the Strauss siblings uses a variety of Takeover called Animal Soul to assume the forms and abilities of animals. She's also Natsu's childhood sweetheart, and helped him hatch Happy as an egg. Though she was seemingly killed after a mission with her siblings went tragically awry, it turned out that she was actually sucked into the parallel world of Edolas. After being mistaken for her own Edolas counterpart by her friends from her old world two years later, her true identity is discovered after getting sent back to Earth-land with the others, and she happily reunites with her friends and family.


  • Adaptation Expansion: The anime gives her relationship with Natsu a lot more focus than the manga, especially in flashbacks. This eventually resulted in her being brought back in the manga.
  • Animorphism: Her style of Takeover allows her to take on the attributes and forms of animals.
  • Book Dumb: She's said to dislike studying, according to her profile.
  • Cat Girl: Due to her particular brand of Takeover, Animal Soul, she can turn herself into a white tiger-girl.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Apparently with Natsu before her supposed death. Subverted since she later comes back, but nothing has happened between them. However, that hasn't stopped the anime producers from injecting the series with tons of Ship Tease moments between them.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: In a joking way with Natsu.
  • Confusion Fu: She's a very versatile fighter with all the different animal forms she can assume.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: When she first arrived in Edolas, that world's version of her siblings mistook her for the one from their world, who had coincidentally died, so she reluctantly took on the role so as to not cause them any grief. However, her cover is blown when the reversed Anima forces her to return to Earth-land, though by that point, her siblings from Edolas had already figured out who she really was.
  • The Exile: She was exiled from her hometown along with her older siblings due to her Takeover powers.
  • Fatal Flaw: While it hasn't gotten her or anyone else killed, Lisanna has underestimated someone at the exact moment when she should be completely on her guard on a few occasions.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: She tells Natsu that her sister taught her everything on how to cook.
  • Flat Character: As a result of being Out of Focus, she doesn't exactly have as many characteristics that make her stick out from the rest of the cast.
  • Flight: One of the more common uses of her powers is to completely or partially transform into a bird and fly.
  • Fragile Speedster: She classifies herself as this, and when facing Wall Eehto's Weakness Soldiers, goes after the fast ones.
  • Fur Bikini: She wears a striped bikini in her Cat Girl form.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She begins wearing pigtails after the second Time Skip.
  • Harping on About Harpies: Her Animal Soul can change her arms into wings and her lower part of the body into bird legs and tail.
  • Hartman Hips: While her bust isn't as ridiculously large as some of her fellow guild mates, her hips seem very large and shapely by comparison.
  • He's Just Hiding!: An In-Universe example. It turns out she doesn't die during Elfman's rampage, but is simply knocked out and gets caught in one of the Anima portals that transports her to Edolas. Though one has to wonder how Mirajane could watch Lisanna's body suddenly disappear and misinterpret it as dying, seeing as she was right there when it happened.
  • I Choose to Stay: Subverted. While this is her initial choice when Earth-land's Natsu and Happy appear at the Edolas Fairy Tail, as she doesn't want to upset Edolas' versions of her siblings, it is rendered moot once the Anima is reversed, forcing her to return to Earth-land. It also turns out Edo!Mirajane and Edo!Elfman knew her secret all along, and they wish her well as she heads back.
  • Idiot Ball: Instead of leaving Azuma unaware of Mirajane's abilities while he fights her, she practically brags about what her sister is capable of which ruins the element of surprise.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: The anime reveals she tried this to calm Elfman when he went on a rampage during his Full-Body Takeover attempt. The key word here is "tried".
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She shares her sister's baby blues, and is a real sweetheart.
  • It's All My Fault: Feels responsible for Mirajane's Heroic Sacrifice against Azuma in the Sirius Island arc. Elfman, who'd also lost to one of the Seven Kin of Purgatory, resulting in himself and his partner Evergreen being seriously injured, notes that their opponents are simply too strong.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: She is noted to have a fondness for cats in her profile. It's quite telling that her favorite combat form is part-cat, and she was more than happy to help Natsu raise Happy.
  • The Lost Lenore: She and Natsu were close when they were kids and her death affected him greatly. It's ultimately subverted with the reveal that she didn't die, though they've barely had any meaningful interactions since.
  • Mystical White Hair: Just like her brother and sister.
  • Nice Girl: She's cheerful and friendly, and it's said that this part of her enabled her to fit in at the Edolas Fairy Tail despite their Lisanna had died.
  • Not Quite Dead: She was thought to have been killed during Elfman's rampage, followed by being dragged into a mysterious hole in the sky. However, the reality is that she was transported to Edolas, where she had been living all along.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: In the Alvarez Empire arc, she and Elfman somehow manage to edge out a win against Ajeel, one of the strongest wizards on the face of Earth-land. While most of what we see involves the two siblings struggling, their exact method of victory is not shown.
  • Out of Focus: You'd think that someone who plays a huge part in Natsu's background development would be high up on the established side-character list, or, at the very least, begin to hang around Natsu again due to their childhood friendship. That has not been the case ever since her return from Edolas.
  • Partial Transformation: Though she is also adept at the Full-Body version.
  • The Pollyanna: According to Natsu, she always had a smile on her face no matter the circumstances.
  • Posthumous Character: Subverted. She is initially assumed to have been inadvertently killed by Elfman about two years before the start of the series, making her only appearances through flashbacks. However, it turns out that she's actually caught in an Anima portal after Elfman attacks her, and she is transported to Edolas.
  • Powers via Possession: Like her siblings, she uses Takeover magic to obtain the form of any animal she comes into contact with.
  • Shipper on Deck: She is quite supportive of Natsu's relationship with Lucy, especially in the anime. She also ships Elfman and Evergreen.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She was once the girly girl to Mirajane's tomboy, though since Mirajane became more feminine after Lisanna's supposed death, this is currently averted.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After the second Time Skip, she's able to help her brother take on Ajeel, one of the strongest wizards on the face of Earth-land, and win.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Like all Takeover wizards, she can transform into different creatures at will, with animals being her specialty.
  • Walking Spoiler: Pretty straightforward for people getting into Fairy Tail: a former dead person turns out to be Not Quite Dead.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Eventually subverted. For a while, Lisanna is unable to return to Earth-land thanks to her being stuck in Edolas. Around the time of Faust's defeat, however, she finally returns to Earth-land and reunites with her guildmates.

    Levy McGarden 

Levy McGarden

Voiced by: Mariya Isenote  (Japanese), Kristi Kangnote  (English)

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Levy is the de facto leader of Shadow Gear, one of the many teams that make up the backbone of Fairy Tail. Her magic is called Solid Script, which allows her to transform any word she writes into solid objects with those properties. An avid bookworm, Levy is one of Lucy's closest friends in the guild, which came about when Levy found out Lucy was working on a novel.


  • A-Cup Angst: The "Fairy Punishment Game" omake shows her getting very self-conscious about her chest when Gajeel makes her dance in a revealing bunny girl outfit next to Lucy.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: She slowly but surely begins to develop romantic feelings for Gajeel, but he appears to be oblivious to them. It's subverted in the Alvarez Empire arc when he confesses he shares her feelings while he's being dragged to the underworld by Bloodman.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Since the guy she cares most for is also a temperamental and reckless warrior, Levy is prone to letting him have it when he does something that puts his own life at risk. Especially when he comes back after he was seemingly Dragged Off to Hell by Bloodman in the Alvarez Empire arc, though her anger is counterbalanced well by her joy at seeing him alive.
  • Babies Ever After: Heavily implied in the finale, where Lucy and Wendy hear Levy whispering something about a baby to Gajeel. Based on their facial reactions, it is safe to assume Levy is pregnant with their child. It's all but confirmed in 100 Years Quest during Chapter 9 when it puts particularly focus on Levy looking at and rubbing her belly.
  • Badass Adorable: She's cute and tiny, and a powerhouse in her own right.
  • Badass Bookworm: While she's not as into fighting as some of her other guildmates, Levy is an avid reader and a skilled linguist, which allows her to decode runic spells and enchantments in record time. She even qualifies for the S-Class rank with her skills.
  • Badass Longcoat: Not quite as badass as Gajeel's, but it's definitely a step up from her usual wear and impressive on her as a member of the Magic Council.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her original outfit before the Battle of Fairy Tail exposes her midsection.
  • Battle Couple: While her love is a bit more one-sided than most, she and Gajeel are frequently seen fighting together starting in the Sirius Island arc.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Levy and Gajeel get off on the wrong foot when he beats up her and her friends in a horrific act of cruelty to provoke Fairy Tail into a guild war during the Phantom Lord arc. Once Gajeel begins shaping himself up, though, Levy finds herself slowly gaining a crush on him.
  • Berserk Button: For the love of Mavis, do not call her little.
  • Break the Cutie: While she always pulls through on account of being a Plucky Girl, the poor girl goes through more hell than anyone ought to be. Notable events include Levy and her friends getting pulverized and crucified by Gajeel, kicking off the main action in the Phantom Lord arc; being left the Sole Survivor of a dragon invasion in a Bad Future; and having to watch Gajeel, who she's since fallen in love with, get Dragged Off to Hell in front of her in the Alvarez Empire arc.
  • Breakout Character: Levy was originally designed as one of the many background characters designed to populate the guild. However, beginning with the Phantom Lord arc, she started becoming more directly involved in the story until she became a major recurring character in her own right, in large part thanks to her romantic subplot with Gajeel.
  • Celibate Heroine: She once rejected at least three guys who like her, two of them being her own teammates and both almost instantaneously. It's possibly subverted after the second Time Skip, where we're treated to a scene of Gajeel and Levy sharing a bed together in the Alvarez Empire arc, and when she whispers something about a baby to him the finale.
  • Cute Bookworm: Since her magic involves reading and turning words into solid object, this is a given.
  • The Cutie: She is incredibly endearing and adored by almost everyone in her guild.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Gajeel pins her, Jet, and Droy to a tree like this and brands her stomach with the Phantom Lord symbol, setting off the war between their two guilds.
  • Did They or Didn't They?: In the Alvarez Empire arc, she and Gajeel are seen in separate panels with blankets that share the same star patterns the night before the war with Alvarez, subtly implying that they may have done it. The finale, in which Levy mutters something about a baby to Gajeel with a tearful, happy look, seems to have called off all bets.
  • Everyone Can See It: She is regularly teased by her friends over her crush towards Gajeel. Even her two teammates, both of whom had their eye on Levy for the longest time, concede that she loves him more than them.
  • Fanservice Pack: Inverted. Some of her first few appearances in the manga made it seem she had breasts as large as any other girl in the series. Word of God states that she became flat later on to stand out in this World of Buxom.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: Levy keeps a pair of Gale-force Reading Glasses, which allow her to read anywhere between 2 to 120 times the normal speed, a useful tool for decoding ancient texts and such.
  • Hair Decorations: She is most commonly seen wearing a ribbon in her hair like a bandana.
  • Hartman Hips: Revealed to be her strong point, according to her profile.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Even though her feelings for Gajeel become totally obvious once she starts falling for him, Levy fervently denies any of it.
  • The Heart: She demonstrates her role as the guild's moral center when she dismisses the S-Class exam that divided them and left them vulnerable to Grimoire Heart's attack.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Despite everything she has done and the people she has helped or saved, her opinion on herself is rather low, particularly concluding that she's not much of a fighter.
  • Implied Love Interest: Her relationship with Gajeel becomes ambiguously romantic when they first partner up for the S-Class exam. As the series goes on, however, her love for Gajeel becomes less subtle despite her never outright stating it. It stops being this completely when Gajeel ends up confessing his love for her when they both think he's about to die in the Alvarez Empire arc.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's a petite teenager who's also a very capable fighter.
  • Love Epiphany: She realizes she's begun falling for Gajeel after they get into a fight in during the S-Class exam when he appears to care more about beating up the other examinees than focusing on helping her pass, only for him to come to her rescue when she's attacked by Grimoire Heart's scouting team. Her realization is more pronounced in the anime where, while telling herself she hates him, her mind suddenly starts wandering to all the times he helped her in the past.
  • Minored in Ass-Kicking: Levy's primary role is The Smart Gal. Her fighting ability, while formidable, is secondary.
  • Morality Pet: She's the only one besides Panther Lily who can bring out Gajeel's kinder, softer side.
  • Only Sane Woman: She is one of the very few Fairy Tail members without any ridiculous quirks, which makes her well-suited as Lucy's friend.
  • Opposites Attract: With Gajeel. He's an Extra-ore-dinary Jerk with a Heart of Gold, while Levy is The Heart and a Squishy Wizard.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: Levy is a short, sweet, and friendly Cute Bookworm who develops a crush on Gajeel, a rough and violent Blood Knight.
  • Rescue Romance: When Gajeel joins Fairy Tail, Levy is naturally terrified of Gajeel since he pulverized and crucified her and her friends in the Phantom Lord arc. However, she overcomes that fear when he atones by blocking Laxus's attack meant for her. From then on, their relationship improves considerably.
  • Semantic Superpower: Her Solid Script, in a nutshell, is writing out words that physically become the word she writes. This has allowed her to create elements like fire, iron, and air, but also more unconventional things, like writing "silence" to block out sound-based attacks, or "mask" to filter out deadly toxins.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: The dress she wears starting with the Sirius Island arc constantly shows off her back.
  • Ship Tease: She starts getting plenty of it with Gajeel once he saves her from getting unjustly attacked by Laxus in the Battle of Fairy Tail arc.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She doesn't start falling for Gajeel until he proves that, as a member of Fairy Tail, he is willing to atone for all the horrible things he did to her and the guild back when he was a member of Phantom Lord.
  • Squishy Wizard: Her incredible magical abilities aside, Levy has the build of your average teenage girl, which makes her quite vulnerable in a World of Badass.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Levy is the sorcerer to Gajeel's sword, normally a Squishy Wizard who can also act as The Medic with her ability to create iron for him to eat.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She's hardly much of a fighter when she starts out, getting beaten up and hospitalized in her first major plot-related role. It isn't until the Alvarez Empire arc that she gets a noticeable boost in combat skill, effortlessly getting herself out of the same traps and situations that caused her trouble before.
  • Tsundere: She's a Type B who is normally a sweetheart to all of her friends, but is far more harsh around Gajeel, for understandable reasons.
  • Underwater Kiss: A key scene that practically solidifies Levy's love for Gajeel occurs when she gives him air using this method to save him from drowning in the Tartaros arc...only to be reminded that she could just make air bubbles with her magic, to her complete embarrassment.
  • Weak, but Skilled: She isn't exactly one of Fairy Tail's powerhouses, but her sharp mind and unbelievably versatile magic more than make up for her lack of physical prowess.
  • Words Can Break My Bones: Her Solid Script involves using magic to create giant letters that take on the properties of what's written. For instance, "Fire" creates giant flaming letters, "Iron" creates metal letters, etc.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is a bright blue color.

Raijin Tribe

The Raijin Tribenote  are a three-man team who serve as Laxus' personal bodyguards. They don't socialize much with the rest of the guild at first and support Laxus's desire to become guild master, but open up to them after the Battle of Fairy Tail. After the battle with Tartaros, the Raijin Tribe and Laxus join Blue Pegasus, only to rejoin Fairy Tail following its reorganization.

    Raijin Tribe in General 
  • Antagonist Abilities: The magics and spells they use are so complex, versatile, and effective that only two of the guild's elite S-Class members are capable of defeating Fried and Evergreen, while Bickslow only goes down with the teamwork between Lucy, Happy, and Loke.
  • Anti-Villain: They fight their own guild in the Battle of Fairy Tail, but only out of a genuine desire to help Laxus reshape the guild.
  • Badass Crew: These guys are capable of subjugating an entire dark guild all on their own, and they're the only members of Fairy Tail that Laxus unambiguously praises for their strength during his Social Darwinist phase.
  • Demoted to Extra: Downplayed. Although they get some periodic action against major opponents in later arcs, their overall prominence in the story takes a backseat after their significant introductory roles during the Battle of Fairy Tail. They become major characters along with Laxus in Gaiden, however.
  • Dub Name Change: They're called the "Thunder God Tribe" in the Del Rey translation, and the "Thunder Legion" by Funimation.
  • Easily Forgiven: Unlike Laxus, the rest of the team are fully accepted back into Fairy Tail one day after attempting to betray them all.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After the Battle of Fairy Tail, the three drop their hostility towards the rest of the guild.
  • Karma Houdini: Aside from Laxus, none of them get expelled for their actions in the Battle of Fairy Tail. In their defense, though, they show varying degrees of remorse: Fried tearfully tells Mirajane that he didn't want things to go this far, while the others argue they're just as responsible as Laxus and should have been expelled with him (and even offer to go with him willingly before he shuts them down).
  • Loners Are Freaks: Before their Heel–Face Turn, most of them had no friends in Fairy Tail besides each other and Laxus.
  • Magical Eye: They all specialize in different forms of eye magic: Bickslow can control others' bodies through eye contact, while Evergreen can turn them to stone. Fried's ability isn't well-defined, though his right eye turns black when he uses his Dark Écriture.
  • Power Limiter: As all of them have powerful magical eye abilities, they have taken steps to avoid their abilities going off at inopportune times. Evergreen wears glasses, Bickslow wears a grated visor, and Fried goes with Peek-a-Bangs.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: They serve as such for Laxus during the Battle of Fairy Tail, their personal quirks signifying that they truly belong with Fairy Tail more than they initially let on.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Let's face it, all the magical skills that each of these 3 members possess are far too superior to those of the protagonists on paper (Evergreen, for example, at the beginning, had even knocked out Erza during the beauty contest and Fried was able to create problems for all members of the guild with his runes) to the point that it's really sad to see but at the same time easy to understand the why of their Demoted to Extra and their moments The Worf Effect.
  • Superpower Lottery: Of all of Fairy Tail's wizards, they possess the most powerful and dangerous arsenal of magic, disputed only by the Three Great Fairy magics, Mirajane's Takeover (which pulverizes Fried) and Gildarts's Crush.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: They become more sociable with the rest of the guild after Laxus gets expelled.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Fried and Bickslow are the guys, and Evergreen is the girl.
  • The Worf Effect: The Tartaros and Alvarez Empire arcs hit them with this. The former arc sees them wiped out and taken out of commission for the rest of the arc early on. The latter seems to avert it at first in the fight against Wall Eehto, but it turns out he is Actually a Doombot and takes them out in an explosion.
  • Undying Loyalty: The team's loyalty to Laxus is immense to the point where, after Laxus leaves for Blue Pegasus when Fairy Tail disbands, the team tags along with him.

    Fried Justine 

Fried Justine

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese), John Burgmeier (English)

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Fried is the leader of the Raijin Tribe, and the most loyal to Laxus. He specializes in writing jutsu-shiki, runic enchantments that affect the environment around him to his liking. He can also produce similar effects on people with his Dark Écriture spell.


  • Ambiguously Gay: The anime and extras in the manga hint at him being this, if not bisexual, such as when he asks Laxus to dance with him at the post-tournament ballroom party, or when he blushes and grins at nude images of the Tri-men in the Volume 33 extras. This all being on top of his already existing fondness of Laxus and general disinterest in women, of course.
  • The Atoner: For harming Cana Alberona in the Battle of Fairy Tail, he throws his match with Cana in the S-Class exam on Sirius Island.
  • Badass Longcoat: He has a long, red coat at all times.
  • Barrier Warrior: He usually uses his runes to form force fields around to his enemies to trap them inside and prevent them from going out (unless he magically transcribes a clause in the runes that allows them to escape satisfying certain requirements). At the beginning of the saga of Alvarez, he proved able to enclose the entire city in a protective magical field capable of resisting, albeit with a significant effort, two powerful cannonades of well over 100 battalions of the Alvarez Empire.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He and Bickslow come to their guildmates' rescue from Rustyrose in the Sirius Island arc.
  • Bishōnen: He is in the running for one of the guild's most attractive members, with a Beauty Mark to boot.
  • Black Knight: His "Absolute Shadow" spell gives him the appearance of one, which also boosts his physical strength.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He makes this mistake when he tortures Elfman in front of Mirajane, who reawakens her demonic Satan Soul powers and unloads her sisterly fury on him.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: He turns into a demon with his "Darkness" spell to fight Mirajane's Satan Soul. However, he still finds himself hopelessly outmatched even with the power boost.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's known as "Fried the Dark" and most of his spells have a shadowy appearance to them. He's also the most sympathetic member of the Raijin Tribe and the one who always objects to Laxus's more extreme actions before becoming a true-blue member of Fairy Tail.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Invoked when he intentionally pretends to be distracted by Lucy and Cana's swimsuits in order to throw their fight.
  • The Dragon: He is Laxus's strongest subordinate during the Battle of Fairy Tail, being the primary organizer of the battle and following Laxus' orders, including eliminating guild members who break the rules.
  • Dub Name Change: His jutsu-shiki are known as "enchantments" in the English dub. This becomes a tad problematic when the story introduces magic literally called "Enchant" in the Japanese version, which is functionally different.
  • Flanderization: His simple yet genuine devotion to Laxus gets overblown when Laxus returns at the end of the Sirius Island arc, acting like a total Fanboy.
  • Gratuitous French: "Dark Écriture" means "Dark Writing".
  • Hair Antennae: He has two antennae shaped like lightning bolts.
  • Hero-Worshipper: After his Heel–Face Turn, he becomes prone to geeking out whenever Laxus is in the vicinity.
  • Important Haircut: He shaves his long hair to a buzz cut in a traditional act of penance for his actions after the Battle of Fairy Tail. It's significant enough to make Makarov reconsider retiring as guild master. However, he undergoes a Hair Reboot in his next appearance, made all the more jarring in the anime since it happens the very next episode.
  • Kick the Dog: He does some pretty horrible things during the Battle of Fairy Tail, such as telling a recently-reformed Juvia that she'll never be accepted in their guild, and torturing Elfman in front of Mirajane. His Tears of Remorse after Mirajane gives him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown are what keep him from going over the Moral Event Horizon.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has long hair and is very much a Bishōnen.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Fried objects to Laxus's more extreme orders during the Battle of Fairy Tail, but that doesn't stop him from carrying them out, however reluctantly.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: Downplayed. Fried genuinely objects when Laxus orders him to use lethal force in the Battle of Fairy Tail, but the only reason Laxus is telling his subordinates to kill people is that he doesn't have the necessary hatred in his heart to do it himself.
  • Not So Above It All: He comes off as an aloof and stern man under normal circumstances, but after he becomes more open with his guildmates, he proves to be just as silly as they are.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he realizes that he made Mirajane transform into her Satan Soul form.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His right eye is covered by his hair.
  • Power Gives You Wings: He can use his Dark Écriture to grow energy wings and fly.
  • Powered Armor: His "Shadow" form covers his body in black armor that drastically increases his strength.
  • Red Baron: "Fried the Dark".
  • Royal Rapier: He uses his sword to write his runes.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is spelled as "Freed" in the Del Rey translation, and the Funimation dub.
  • Superpower Lottery: Having jutsu-shiki that can literally do anything that is written is certainly a useful skill to have, especially if he is given time to set them up beforehand, which allow him to contain the likes of his guild's own master. And the sheer number of things he can do with his magic is astounding, such as depriving oxygen from those who break his rules.
  • Tears of Remorse: After Mirajane spares his life despite all the terrible things he'd done to the guild in the Battle of Fairy Tail, he breaks down in tears and apologizes for everything.
  • Trap Master: He is a complete specialist in this area, as well as very powerful (to the point that he is able to disseminate various circles of runes able to lock up an entire city inside and easily retain much more powerful and / or experienced mages like the Saint Wizard Makarov).
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: He goes from being one of the guild's most aloof members to an absolute goofball in his adoration of Laxus.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He shows no qualms in putting a girl in danger, as Cana found out the hard way.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is a light shade of green.

    Bickslow 

Bickslow

Voiced by: Yoshihisa Kawahara (Japanese), Scott Freeman (English – ep. 42-201), Tyler Walker (English – ep. 225+)

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Bickslow is a wizard who uses a form of seith magic called Human Possession to manipulate five souls that inhabit dolls and follow him everywhere. He can also steal and control other people's souls with his Figure Eyes ability.


  • Aura Vision: He can detect and follow people through their souls.
  • Beam Spam: One of his most common attacks with his "babies".
  • Black Magic: His Human Possession is stated to be this, and is weak against White Magic, which neutralizes his dolls.
  • Catchphrase: "Let's go, babies!"
  • Combat Pragmatist: He's not just a competent and stronger wizard, but he's also a very skilled acrobat, using his stunts to get the drop on others. Not to mention destroying his dolls isn't likely to slow him down, as he can just stick their souls into any inanimate objects that happen to be lying around and continue from there. Furthermore, his ability to manipulate his surroundings to his advantage during a fight allows him to defeat Gray, one of the most promising candidates for S-rank promotion.
  • Cool Mask: He covers his eyes with a sallet-like visor whenever he isn't using his Figure Eyes, which is almost all the time.
  • Creepy Good: He's loyal to the guild and not that bad of a guy, but he still wears a sinister visor over his upper face and spends half his time leering at people and the other half with his (branded) tongue out.
  • Deadly Gaze: His Figure Eyes, which can literally rip a person's soul right out of them.
  • Delinquent Hair: His hair is styled in a mohawk with two edges sideways.
  • Facial Markings: He has a black shikigami-shaped tattoo on the center of his face.
  • Good Costume Switch: He loses his skull-marked shoulder pads and gains a tuft on the back of his hood after his Big Damn Heroes moment in the Sirius Island arc, making him look more like a knight.
  • The Hyena: You'd be hard-pressed not to find him laughing about something.
  • Informed Flaw: He's said to suffer from Power Incontinence regarding his Figure Eyes, hence his mask. However, he's seen without his mask on numerous occasions, and with no issue.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He likes teasing his friends, but he always sticks by their side.
  • Maniac Tongue: He starts out as one of Fairy Tail's Token Evil Teammates, and he's prone to laughing maniacally with his tongue sticking out, doing this even after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Multicolored Hair: His hair is blue with black shaved spots.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: When Lucy and Cana try to use sexy tactics to distract him and Fried, he announces that he doesn't care and attacks.
  • People Puppets: His Figure Eyes allow him the ability to take control of the souls of living things who come into direct eye contact with him, and to manipulate them as if they were his dolls.
  • Power Incontinence: He has this problem with his Figure Eyes, wearing a Power Limiter mask to get a better handle on it.
  • Secret Keeper: He figured out that Loke was a celestial spirit long before the rest of the guild by looking at his soul, and didn't tell anyone until it was brought to light.
  • Shipper on Deck: He likes to tease his friends over the slightest hint of a relationship, such as Lucy/Loke and Elfman/Evergreen.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Funimation spells his name as "Bixlow".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Part of his unshaved hair is blue.

    Evergreen 

Evergreen

Voiced by: Saori Seto (Japanese), Caitlin Glass (English)

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Evergreen is a young woman obsessed with fairies, only joining Fairy Tail because she liked the name. She uses her Stone Eyes ability to turn people into stone, and she can produce fairy dust to perform a variety of attacks and abilities.


  • Badass Longcoat: She starts wearing one after the Edolas arc.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Starting with their partnership in the Sirius Island arc, Evergreen and Elfman develop a contentions relationship that just makes their tender moments stand out all the more.
  • Blasting Time: Her aptly named "Fairy Bomb: Gremlin" spell can cause things to blow up. And it is powerful enough to put K.O. Elfman in full Takeover mode.
  • Deadly Gaze: Her Stone Eyes are a non-lethal variation that turns her enemies to stone. However, she declared that if she wished, she could accelerate the aging of the statues until they were reduced to dust, thus killing her victims.
  • Everyone Can See It: No matter how much they deny it, anyone who sees Evergreen and Elfman together never fails to pick up on their Belligerent Sexual Tension.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: After the events of the Edolas arc, Evergreen starts wearing her hair down as opposed to her sidetail when introduced.
  • Flechette Storm: Her "Fairy Machine Gun: Leprechaun" fires a storm of golden needles at her enemies.
  • Friendly Address Privileges: Only Laxus and the rest of the Raijin Tribe call her "Ever". Elfman also starts calling her this beginning in the Sirius Island arc.
  • Glass Cannon: She would have been easily a valid opponent of Erza and Mirajane for the title of the strongest woman of Fairy Tail if it were not that which, unfortunately, after her Demoted to Extra, those few times that she tries to fight against a badass character, in any narrative arc she's easily subdued and beaten. In her fight against Erza, Evergreen has continued to try to widen the distance between her and her rival as much as possible and only when she was literally taken with her back to the wall (or in this case a tube) that she felt completely defenseless. For what little was seen at the beginning of her fight with Mirajane in the Sirius Island, for the latter was enough to hit her with a single attack stronger than her "Fairy Machine Gun: Leprechaun" spell to put her briefly out of action.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She hated Erza for being called "Titania" (Fairy Queen), as she believes such a title belongs to her. She lets go of her grudge when Erza says that the name means nothing to her.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: She repeatedly says this about Elfman, against all contrary evidence.
  • Meganekko: She's one of the only glasses-wearing girls in the series. Her glasses also serve as a Power Limiter so she's not constantly turning everyone into stone.
  • Oh, Crap!: She realizes she's screwed the moment Erza is about to force her to surrender.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Similarly to Ultear, Evergreen moves and behaves most of the time with an elegant and graceful posture, but when she has to fight she will not hesitate to unleash against you millions of pins of light formed by a highly explosive magical powder produced by her wings. Furthermore, her Stone Eyes eliminates in a single glance any human opponent without artificial eyes or protections, and, in the saga of Sirius Island, she shows that she has also learned to use the Letter magic with skill enough from at rewrite the barriers formed by basic runic languages of Fried.
  • No Eye in Magic: She can turn people to stone with eye contact, but it doesn't work if she or her target is wearing glasses.
  • Power Gives You Wings: She can sprout fully functional dragonfly-like wings using her fairy dust.
  • Power Incontinence: Just like Bickslow, she can't fully control her eye magic, hence why she wears glasses.
  • Ship Tease: Ever since their interaction in the Sirius Island arc, Evergreen and Elfman find themselves in several romantic positions whether they like it or not.
  • Theme Naming: Her spells are all named after creatures commonly found in fairy tales.
  • Vain Sorceress: She acts like this throughout the Battle of Fairy Tail, insisting she is the most beautiful member of the guild. She never quite grows out of this even after her Heel–Face Turn.

Affiliates

These Fairy Tail members, while participants in the exam, were not present on the island when it was attacked and thus were not labeled as "missing".

    Loke 

Loke

See his entry on the Celestial Spirits page as Leo.

    Mest Gryder / Doranbalt 

Mest Gryder / Doranbalt

Voiced by: Shuhei Sakuguchi (Japanese), Alex Organ (English – ep. 97-265), Christopher Wehkamp (English – ep. 285+)

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Mest is a wizard who can use memory-altering magic to wipe and edit others' memories, and a form of teleportation magic called Direct Line to travel long distances in the blink of an eye. Dispatched by Makarov to gather top-secret intel from the Magic Council, he works his memory charm on himself to disguise himself as an intelligence operative named Doranbalt, ironically turning against his own guild. However, he discovers himself to have been a bona fide member of Fairy Tail all along. Despite all the confusion, Mest proves himself a valuable ally to the guild.


  • Ambition Is Evil: His ambition to boost his reputation among the Council drives him to do some pretty amoral things, such as manipulating young Wendy into helping him disband her own guild.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: His faked persona amounts to this, where he gets easily distracted by just about anything and everything such as snow and rocks, and usually even tries eating them.
  • Backstory Invader: Subverted. He's introduced in the Tenrou Island arc as Mystogan's pupil, right when his candidacy for the S-Class trial is announced, but then other characters start to realize that they don't remember that much about him, at which point his presence becomes suspicious. He's an infiltrator from the Council who used magic to alter the guild's memories. Ironically, he's finally revealed to really have been a member to begin with, but he did a Memory Gambit on himself to infiltrate the Council.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • He rescues Wendy and Carla from Face's self-destruction at the last moment in the Tartaros arc.
    • In the Alvarez Empire arc, he manages to save Makarov moments before he's blown to oblivion by Emperor Spriggan, a.k.a. Zeref.
  • Catchphrase: "I want to know what it's like!"
  • Deep Cover Agent: He tries to become this when he infiltrates the Council by wiping his own memories of Fairy Tail. This goes about as well as you'd expect when the Council's intolerance for the guild rubs off on him, and he ends up re-infiltrating Fairy Tail for the Council.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • He sacrificed his own memories to protect the guild from the Council, not anticipating that he would wind up putting the guild at risk himself.
    • In the Alvarez Empire arc, he tries taking out their strongest enemy by brainwashing one of his own allies into trying to kill him, and during peace negotiations, no less. Sadly, he failed to account for how resilient and angry one of the most powerful wizards alive could be.
      • Although, had their fight not been interrupted by Irene's Universe One spell, Natsu and Lucy actually stood a good chance of beating August, as his magic would stalemate against a slayer wizard like Natsu while leaving him vulnerable to a holder type wizard like Lucy.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: A Filler arc shows him becoming a wasted alcoholic complete with a Beard of Sorrow over the Time Skip after failing to save anyone from the destruction of Sirius Island.
  • Extreme Omnivore: He resorts to eating snow, gnawing on rocks, and munching on flowers to keep up his charade.
  • Fake Memories: His memory manipulation afflicts others with this. He uses it to get Fairy Tail to think he's a longtime member, again to cover up the dragon attack during the Grand Magic Games, and finally to make Brandish think her own surrogate grandfather figure August is an enemy she needed to kill.
  • Fatal Flaw: He has a knack for very poorly thought out plans. Not only did he end up making his infiltration of the Council far more complicated than it needed to be, but he also destroys any hope of a peaceful resolution with Alvarez due to his paranoia.
  • Flash Step: He's able to do this thanks to his Direct Line.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a scar on the left side of his face, which really helps make his true allegiances more ambiguous.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: When Mest brainwashes Brandish into trying to kill August in the middle of a ceasefire negotiation with the Alvarez Empire, he initially justifies his actions by saying it was to protect Fairy Tail. It's subverted after this immediately and epically blows up in his face, as he realizes he seriously messed up.
  • Imposter Forgot One Detail: While undercover at Sirius Island, Mest purports to be Mystogan's disciple in order to convince Wendy (Mystogan's Childhood Friend) to help him. However, Panther Lily immediately suspects something amiss since he knew Mystogan kept a distance from as many people as he could, making it unlikely he'd take on a disciple at all. It turns out that while Mest's story was bogus exactly as Lily suspected, he was only right insofar as Mest himself thinking he was an imposter.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite single-handedly botching Fairy Tail's peace talks with the Alvarez Empire, and recognizing his own fault, he never faces any real consequences for it.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: His memory alteration magic can afflict this on other people. He even does this on himself when he goes undercover at the Council, not even realizing the guild he was trying to dissolve was the one he came from.
  • Memory Gambit: He erased his own memories of being in Fairy Tail so he could secretly help Makarov gather top-secret Council intel on the Alvarez Empire without being suspected. Makarov was quick to point out the fallacy of this plan.
  • Memory-Wiping Crew: A one-man crew, to be precise, but he is able to alter others' memories—including his fellow councilors'—whenever something big goes down that threatens national security.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: Erza seems convinced that he is one, as seen in the Sun Village arc when he pops up looking quite interested in her during her Imagine Spot of Jellal leaving her after she's been turned into a child. After seeing Wendy and a human Carla in swimsuits in the Alvarez Empire arc, however, he seems to be coming into this role on his own.
  • The Mole: He's a Council agent who pretends to be a Fairy Tail member to dig up dirt on the guild. Ironically, he really is a Fairy Tail member who started out as a Reverse Mole in the Council, but erased his own memories to avoid suspicion.
  • Morality Pet: He develops a protective fondness of Wendy during the Sirius Island arc, despite using her to dissolve her guild.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Mest refuses to take any chances with a ceasefire in the Alvarez Empire arc, especially when the ones doing the talking are on the enemy's side, one of them being August, the most powerful wizard to walk the earth. So the moment August appears to relent, of course Mest uses this moment to make August's own ally attempt to kill him. He gets Fairy Tail is a mile-wide blazing pillar of fury for his trouble.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He fakes a strange personality quirk in order to blend in better with Fairy Tail, in his case getting distracted by totally random things.
  • Only Sane Man: He serves as this for Fairy Tail, gawking at their recklessness and apparent disregard of how powerful their enemies can be. He also doesn't approve of the Council's extremist approach towards eliminating Fairy Tail's threat to their credibility.
  • Pragmatic Hero: He doesn't hesitate to do some pretty extreme things to protect his guild, from threatening to slit Cobra's throat for valuable intel, to turning Brandish against her deadliest ally to kill him.
  • Reason Before Honor: He decides to alter Brandish's memories to make her think that August is her enemy, which makes her stab him in the chest. Natsu doesn't approve of this, but Mest tells him he did it for the guild, while sporting a Slasher Smile. August, however, is not amused.
  • Red Herring: It initially appears that he's one of Grimoire Heart's Seven Kin of Purgatory sent to find Zeref on Sirius Island. It turns out that he's an agent of the Magic Council who plans to expose that they're (unknowingly) harboring the Black Wizard and get rid of Grimoire Heart in one fell swoop.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: He is usually willing to forgo Council protocol in order to save as many lives as he can, an early indicator that he was a member of Fairy Tail the entire time.
  • Slasher Smile: He flashes quite a disturbing grin when he first reveals himself to be an agent for the Council. He has the same grin when Brandish runs August through with a sword as he brainwashed her into doing.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name on the Council is officially spelled as "Doranbalt" by Kodansha, and as "Doranbolt" in the Funimation dub.
  • Survivor Guilt: As the apparent Sole Survivor of the attack on Sirius Island, he heavily blames himself for failing to get anyone off the island in time, particularly Wendy, whom he dragged into the situation by asking her to be his S-Class exam partner. It's alleviated when Fairy Tail returns safe and sound.
  • Teleportation: His Direct Line allows him to teleport in straight directions across long distances, though there's a limit to how far he can travel each time, and how many times he can do so.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: He learns at the end of the Tartaros arc that he was a Fairy Tail member all along, but erased his own mark and memories to make a more convincing disguise.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's almost impossible to talk about this guy without giving away his true identity, especially the one he has hidden from himself.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In the Alvarez Empire arc, Mest manipulates Brandish's memories so that she tries (and nearly succeeds at) killing August. Naturally, Natsu is extremely pissed, especially since Brandish had just finished peace talks with August anyway.
  • "X" Marks the Hero: Has an x-shaped scar on his cheek, and is a mostly heroic character, both before and after The Reveal.

Alternative Title(s): Fairy Tail Tenrou Group

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