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Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest is a Spin-Off sequel to Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail, with the story and layouts provided by Mashima, and the illustrations done by Atsuo Ueda. Picking up about one week after the events of the original series, 100 Years Quest follows Natsu and his team as they embark on the self-titled quest, which is a mission so challenging, no wizard—not even Fairy Tail's finest—has ever managed to complete it in over 100 years. Meanwhile, the guild sees the arrival of Touka, a new member who is determined to meet Natsu.

The series launched on Weekly Shonen Magazine's "Magazine Pocket" app on July 25, 2018, just one day off of a year after Fairy Tail's conclusion. According to Ueda, the first six chapters were released weekly in order to get the ball rolling on volume sales, with all subsequent chapters being released every two weeks. It has also been officially licensed by Kodansha USA, and is slated to go on sale in North America in Summer 2019.


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Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest provides examples of:

  • Armor-Piercing Question: When Levy chastises Gajeel for being so distrustful of Touka, Gajeel pointedly asks how it's any different from the way she and her friends treated him when he first joined the guild. While she responds that it's because of the awful things Gajeel did to the guild, she still stumbles to give the answer.
  • Babies Ever After: Inverted; the sequel begins with Gajeel and Levy expecting a baby, carrying on the implications of the main series' ending.
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • The sea serpent who attacks and gets diced up by Kyria is assumed to be Mercuphobia, the Water God Dragon, making her appear to be an even bigger threat than dragons said to be as powerful as Acnologia. Not long afterward, however, the serpent is revealed to be a servant of the real Water God, who lives up to the comparison at only half his usual strength.
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    • Skullion calls Mercuphobia a "fake" Water God Dragon, leading to the implication that the man calling himself Mercuphobia is an imposter. One chapter later, it's revealed the man really is Mercuphobia, but he had his power stolen by the White Wizard, Touka.
  • Berserk Button: Fairy Tail's mere mention of the Water God to the very defensive citizens of Elmina whips them into a frenzy, since every other outsider who's ever looked for him has done so with the intent to kill.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With Zeref and Acnologia out of the picture, the White Wizard and Master Georg fill their place as the primary villains: the former is out to "purify" (i.e., steal) the magic from Fairy Tail, and whose actions kick off the guild's confrontation with the Water God; and the latter is in charge of Diabolos, the Dragon Eater guild who is after the power of the Five God Dragons, and the White Wizard by extension.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
  • Brick Joke: When Lucy tells Wendy the story of a boy who turns into a jellyfish in the end, Wendy shudders as she imagines herself turned into a jellyfish. In the very next chapter, Wendy is mortified when Gemini actually turns her into a jellyfish.
  • Call-Back:
    • The 100-year quest Natsu's team is on is the very same one as Gildarts tried and failed nearly a decade ago before getting mauled by Acnologia. Natsu and Happy reason that Gildarts mistook Acnologia for one of the Five God Dragons he needed to defeat, since Acnologia is supposedly on the same level as them.
    • It's implied that the Five God Dragons are the same "dragon gods" that blessed God Serena with his power, as mentioned by August.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: The Diabolos guild is made up entirely of Fifth Generation Dragon Slayers, also known as Dragon Eaters, who gain the powers of dragons they eat.
  • Canon Immigrant: The Quartum Army from Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, a.k.a. Fourth Generation Dragon Slayers, are directly referenced to introduce the concept of Dragon Eaters, i.e. the Fifth Generation.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Gajeel, Juvia, and Panther Lily are the only members of the guild to notice anything suspicious about Touka, but the rest of the guild welcomes her with open arms, putting the three on sour terms with Levy, who is uncomfortable with the idea of working against a member of their family. She soon discovers Gajeel was apparently right after all when he catches Touka trying to attack Jellal, though no one fully acknowledges the fact that Touka herself is a victim to a Superpowered Evil Side.
  • Continuity Lockout: As a sequel to Fairy Tail, 100 Years Quest picks up right where the original manga ended without skipping any beats, with its first chapter playing out more like the overall 546th chapter of the series.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • One of Fairy Tail's rejected recruits is a blowhard who boasts that he'll become Fairy Tail's master after proving himself the strongest member, which evokes Laxus's original attitude before his Character Development. In a bit of Laser-Guided Karma, he ends up getting pounded into the ground and scared off by Laxus himself.
    • Gemini's newly introduced Transformation Ray powers are reminiscent of their Eclipse form's powers in the anime's Eclipse Celestial Spirits filler.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Lucy just so happens to bump into Brandish while they're both on tiny rowboats in the middle of the ocean, and she has just the power to help Fairy Tail turn the tides against Diabolos. The title of the chapter where this occurs acknowledges it as a chance encounter.
  • Cooldown Hug: Lucy delivers one to Natsu when he nearly goes Drunk on the Dark Side as a result of his Power-Up from eating Ignia's flames. Deconstructed a bit when her skin ends up getting singed by his searing body heat as a result, but it does the job.
  • Dirty Business: By the time Natsu's team is forced to fight Mercuphobia when he loses his mind and goes on a rampage, they have already resolved not to take his life, and thus they take zero pleasure in attempting to perform a Mercy Kill. Natsu also feels the same way about getting a Power-Up from Ignia's flames, knowing fully well that it's the best option they have to defeat Mercuphobia (and stop them from burning the city), but still hating that he has to accept power from such a Jerkass.
  • Dislikes the New Guy: Gajeel and Juvia are both distrustful of Touka for differing reasons: Gajeel suspects how she knows about Avatar member Briar's relationship with Gray, which isn't exactly common knowledge, and Juvia simply hates her for insulting her own love for Gray.
  • Fuel Meter of Power: Ignia gives Natsu a temporary Power-Up that lasts just long enough for him to defeat Mercuphobia. It also comes with the price of Natsu slowly going Drunk on the Dark Side until its effects wear off.
  • God Guise: The Five God Dragons are of the "mistaken for gods" variety who built up their strength to rival Acnologia, causing humans to fear and revere them for their power. In Mercuphobia's case, the people of Elmina have a religion dedicated to him.
  • Gotta Kill Them All: Discussed and defied. Natsu initially concludes that Fairy Tail's mission to "seal" the Five God Dragons means slaying them, but as he and the rest of his team learn more about their targets and the negative consequences killing them would have, they start to consider more peaceful solutions. It turns out that defeating Mercuphobia and getting him to expend his power does the trick, though it's far easier said than done.
  • I Will Find You: Despite feeling totally out of her depth on this quest, Lucy commits to the job on the off-chance that she'll find Aquarius's new key on Giltena after she sacrificed the original two years ago, especially after Virgo suggests it might be the case.
  • Identical Stranger: The celebrity guild Fairy Nail takes it Up to Eleven, as every known and named member is physically identical to the members of Fairy Tail, down to having similar names. The only stated reason for this is sheer coincidence.
  • Immediate Sequel: The sequel is set one week after Fairy Tail, by which point Acnologia and Zeref have finally been defeated, Lucy managed to publish first novel, and Natsu and his friends have set out on the titular quest.
  • It Only Works Once: According to Erza as she and Kyria duel for the second time, the greatest weakness of hypnotism-type magic is understanding how the specific spell works. Once one understands how to counter it and the element of surprise is lost, it becomes a simple matter to keep it from happening again.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: This series makes it no surprise that every significant Fairy Tail member lives to see the end of the main series, including the ones who suffer Disney Deaths (minus Mavis, maybe). It also doesn't shy away from the deaths of Zeref (also maybe) and Acnologia bringing peace to Earth-land.
  • Light Is Not Good: The White Wizard's own personal cult, Liberius, practices White Magic in the same way Avatar uses Black Magic. According to Jellal, however, White Magic is its own brand of evil, as its users aim to reduce the world to a pure, lifeless void. The White Wizard herself claims, however, that she's simply preserving the balance of the world.
  • Mercy Kill: The object of Fairy Tail's battle with Mercuphobia boils down to this at Caramille's request, with the Water God having lost control of his magic and his mind, and threatening to destroy Elmina and all sea life in the surrounding area.
  • Not What It Looks Like: While spying on Touka through her window, Gajeel and Juvia fall down in front of Levy in a compromising position, who gives them an icy stare and tells them to carry on before they can explain themselves.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • As an indicator of how harrowing Natsu's friends expect the quest to be, the normally calm and collected Gray and Erza subtly gulp when they're about to sign a written oath acknowledging that they aren't expected to survive.
    • Erza is normally a confident Iron Lady, so when Kyria magically "slays" her "strength", she is reduced to fearfully begging for her life and being too meek to stand being seen in the skimpy bikini she's wearing, leaving Lucy and Wendy completely shocked. Luckily, the effects wear off.
    • Under the influence of Ignia's flames, Natsu's compassion and reluctance to kill Mercuphobia are overridden with a desire to burn him and everything around him to ash once the Water God is left defenseless. His friends are immediately alarmed by this change, with Lucy giving him a Cooldown Hug that returns him to normal.
  • Power at a Price: Natsu gets a Fuel Meter of Power from eating Ignia's flames that lets him fight on par with Mercuphobia, but it also causes him to go Drunk on the Dark Side in a manner eerily reminiscent of E.N.D., his old Superpowered Evil Side. Lucy's Cool Down Hug snaps him out of it, however.
  • Private Detective: Gajeel and Lily dress up as detectives while investigating their suspicious new member, Touka.
  • Properly Paranoid: Gajeel suspects Touka for her knowledge of top-secret information regarding Avatar, though Levy thinks he's being unreasonably hostile towards the newest addition to their family. Then it turns out Jellal has been investigating her as well, making the discovery that she is the White Wizard, a 100-year-old witch who has stolen the magic of countless people and beings, including the Water God Dragon, which makes her potentially as dangerous as Zeref, the original Big Bad.
  • One Degree of Separation: One of the Five God Dragons turns out to be Igneel's biological son, Ignia.
  • The Quest: The story centers around Natsu's team undertaking one of the hardest quests Fairy Tail has to offer, one that even their strongest wizard, Gildarts, couldn't beat after three years due to Acnologia's intervention.
  • Revisiting the Roots: Natsu and co.'s quest hearkens back to earlier story arcs and Omake chapters that had an emphasis on adventuring to exotic locations and encountering strange creatures.
  • Serial Escalation: Zeref, the Big Bad of the main series, was a Walking Wasteland with Complete Immortality; Acnologia, the original Final Boss, was a practically Invincible Villain who required copious amounts of magic power from wizards across Ishgal to kill. In this series, Fairy Tail has to contend with five dragons on Acnologia's level, known as the Five God Dragons, as well as the similarly immortal White Wizard, who has the power to take those dragons' powers.
  • Sequel: Unlike all the other Fairy Tail Spin-Off manga, which are Prequels or Interquels of a sort, 100 Years Quest is a canonical continuation of the original storyline.
  • Shrouded in Myth: The existence of the Five God Dragons is kept a secret from the rest of the world, and since they've lived in hiding for centuries, hardly anyone—including Acnologia, who made a living hunting dragons—has ever seen them or believed they were real. The only thing known about them is that they keep their peace until something provokes a war between them, which would mark The End of the World as We Know It. It's soon revealed that they were once ordinary dragons who fled and hid from Acnologia in order to gain enough power to stand against him until people actually mistook them for gods.
  • Spotting the Thread: Gajeel becomes suspicious of Touka after she lists Briar as one of the girls interested in Gray. Briar was a member of the Avatar cult, whose identity and interactions with Gray were limited to certain members of Fairy Tail and the Magic Council, making him suspicious as to how she could possibly know anything so personal about her.
  • Suddenly Always Knew That: It's established here that Gemini knows other kinds of transformation magic besides copying others' appearance and powers, demonstrated when they turn Natsu's team into fish. However, this is never once brought up or utilized in the original manga.note 
  • Super Serum: Visitors to Elmina are provided with a potion that allows them to breathe underwater and swim at incredible speeds, which is essential to surviving the high tides that turn Elmina into an Underwater City.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: In terms of form rather than character, the temporary Super Mode Natsu gets from eating Ignia's flames bears more than a few similarities to his E.N.D. form (Creepy Shadowed Undereyes and blackened arms resembling claws) mixed with his Dragon Force. He also begins to act in a similar fashion to E.N.D., craving death and destruction with the same Tranquil Fury as he did towards killing Zeref and anyone standing in the way.
  • There Is Another:
    • Zig-Zagged in regards to the dragons, who were previously thought to have been totally exterminated with Acnologia's death at the hands of Natsu. The dragon who recruits Fairy Tail, Elefseria, is actually a dragonified human like Acnologia and Irene. It also turns out there are still at least five other dragons, and all of them are as powerful as Acnologia was.
    • After their second clash leaves them on the receiving end of Team Natsu's wrath, Skullion admits that technically they weren't at their best themselves with only himself, Madmorl, and Kyria present, prompting Madmorl to reveal that Diabolos is a larger guild of Dragon Eaters than just the three of them.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: All Juvia can do is to slump her head onto her knees in despair after she is once again left behind by her beloved Gray.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: 100 Years Quest jumps back and forth between two plotlines: Natsu's team taking the titular quest on the continent of Giltena, and the rest of the guild back at Magnolia along with their latest recruit, Touka. This quickly leads to a Plotline Crossover when it's revealed that Touka has stolen the powers of one of the Five God Dragons that Natsu's team is pursuing, impacting the conflict of both stories.
  • Underwater City: Zig-Zagged with the city of Elmina, which is on dry land during the day, but totally submerged by the high tide at night. The Water God Dragon gave its human inhabitants the ability to change into fish to survive, and they leave Natsu's team a potion that lets them breathe underwater and swim at high speeds.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting:
    • The residents of Elmina were given the ability to freely transform between humans and fish as the need requires, though this somewhat deconstructed, as Caramille notes that after so long, they aren't sure which they are in the first place.
    • The God Dragons are revealed to possess shapeshifting magic to turn human, with Ignia implying that all Dragons possess this to at least some extent with training.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Levy isn't happy with Gajeel for his and Juvia's attempts to spy on Touka, insisting that it's wrong to treat a member of their guild with seemingly baseless suspicion. It quickly turns out Gajeel was being Properly Paranoid, however.
    • Laxus gives one to Jellal when he attempts to forcibly arrest Touka upon accusing her of being the White Wizard, pointing out by the logic Jellal's using he's still as much a villain. Laxus proceeds to tell Touka that he only did that because she had yet to show any ill will towards the guild itself, and that they won't be able to protect her if she really has ulterior motives, however.
  • World Building: This series reveals the origins of wizard guilds, with the first guild—Magia Dragon—being formed 160 years ago to protect wizards from Witch Hunts conducted by those who feared their magic. It's all but stated that the guild's name also inspired the tradition of naming guilds after fantastical creatures and animals.


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