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Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest is a Spin-Off Sequel to Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail, illustrated by Atsuo Ueda with storyboards provided by Mashima himself.

Picking up immediately where the original manga left off, Natsu and his team are off on the most challenging mission any guild has to offer: the 100 Years Quest, which no wizard has ever managed to complete in over one hundred years. Their goal: to hunt five surviving dragons so ungodly powerful, each one could rival the might of Acnologia, the single most formidable adversary they have ever faced. Back at home, the rest of the guild welcomes their newest recruit—a girl named Touka—who harbors dangerous secrets that wind up getting all of Fairy Tail entangled in the quest.

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. Due to Mashima's responsibilities writing and drawing for EDENS ZERO, which runs simultaneously with this, the chapters of 100 Years Quest are released once every two weeks, with weekly chapters being published on special occasions. The manga has also been officially licensed by Kodansha USA, and went on sale in North America in August 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 Kiria is assumed to be Mercphobia, the Water Dragon God, 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 Mercphobia, who lives up to the comparison at only half his usual strength.
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    • Skullion calls Mercphobia an "imposter" Dragon God when he senses that he doesn't actually have the power they seek. One chapter later, he finds out the man really is Mercphobia, but he had his power stolen by the White Mage.
    • The first chapter establishes Touka having romantic feelings for Natsu after rescueing her one year ago, even present when she is free from the White Mage's control. The "Natsu" in question was actually Happy, whom Touka misheard saying his name was Natsu when he was actually speaking on Natsu's behalf because Natsu's mouth was stuffed with meat.
  • Berserk Button: Fairy Tail's mere mention of the Water God to the very defensive citizens of Ermina 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 Mage 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 the Five Dragon Gods, and whose actions kick off Mercphobia's dilemma; and the latter is in charge of Diabolos, the Dragon Eater guild who is after the power of the Five Dragon Gods, and the White Mage by extension. The Moon Dragon God Selene throws her hat into the ring later on as well, directly manipulating the White Mage into unsealing and awakening fellow Dragon God Aldoron under the guise of taking his magic, and evidently has her own plans for the future as well.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Brandish saves Gray's life when he's nearly reduced to ash by Skullion, and beaches Diabolos's ship on top of a hill for extra measure, which helps with Natsu and Wendy's motion sickness. She later returns in Draseal to offer aid in super-sizing Gajeel so he can fight Aldoron directly.
    • Gajeel saves Jellal from having his magic drained by the White Mage, but only because Touka is already Fighting from the Inside to keep herself from doing it.
    • Several Fairy Tail wizards (Max, Warren, Nab, Laki, Kinana, and Reedus) come to help Wendy, Carla, and Happy against the God Seed Doom.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: During the Wood Dragon God arc, it's revealed that the White Mage brainwashed the entire guild of Fairy Tail and Jellal sans the heroes and Juvia, and force the protagonist to re-enact the Battle of Fairy Tail to prevent the White Mage from getting control over Aldoron.
  • 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 as a jellyfish. In the very next chapter, Wendy is mortified when Gemini actually turns her into a jellyfish.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Brandish has a chance encounter with Lucy during the Water Dragon God arc, allowing them to catch up for a bit and set aside all remaining grievances they had from the Alvarez war.
    • When she's battling Nebal in the Wood Dragon God arc, Wendy unwittingly brings back a copy of Irene's personality within her own body and mind, where she continues to linger and interact with Wendy.
  • Call-Back:
    • The 100 Years Quest Natsu's team is on is the very same one Gildarts tried and failed nearly a decade ago before getting mauled by Acnologia. Natsu and Happy reason that Gildarts was tracking Acnologia after mistaking him for one of the Five Dragon Gods he needed to defeat, since Acnologia is supposedly on the same level as them.
    • Wendy uses her powers of Magic Enhancement to temporarily bestow dragon-slaying properties onto Lucy, Gray, and Erza's magic when faced with fighting a Dragon God, exactly as she did to help Erza defeat Irene, and later to transfer all of her and the other Dragon Slayers' magic to Natsu for the final battle with Acnologia.
    • After everyone else in Fairy Tail becomes brainwashed by the White Mage and sets up shop in Draseal, Natsu declares the opening of the "Battle of Fairy Tail in Draseal" in his effort to free them all by beating the crap out of them, directly alluding to the Battle of Fairy Tail that Laxus organized to root out the guild's weaker members.
    • Erza dresses up in a number of Fanservicey outfits she's worn or known to have across the series—including the Seduction Armor she considered using against Azuma—in an attempt to distract Jellal while he's brainwashed.
    • Laxus has learned to control the Red Lightning he randomly harnessed in the main series during his battle with Wall, making it a new Super Mode.
  • 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 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 it's really because 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 Mercphobia 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 Mercphobia (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. After Touka helps free her from getting brainwashed by her Superpowered Evil Side, however, Juvia acknowledges that Touka is a good person who's just as much a victim as the rest of the guild.
  • Double Knockout: Erza and Laxus's battle in the Wood Dragon God arc ends this way, with both sides unable to best each other and running out of magic, though Erza falls first and admits she considers Laxus the true victor of the fight.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Natsu and Happy find Wendy seemingly talking to herself and think she's dealing with Wraith (made more funny since Natsu would be able to see him), when she's actually talking with a copy of Irene Belserion's personality.
  • Fighting from the Inside: White Mage is occasionally thwarted in this manner by Touka, being that the witch is her Superpowered Evil Side. Touka first does this to resist stealing Jellal's magic long enough for Gajeel to subdue herself, and later to free Juvia from the White Mage's control to help Natsu's team and throw a wrench into the White Mage's plans.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Fairy Tail finds themselves in another Battle of Fairy Tail when the White Mage brainwashes the rest of the guild into helping her subdue the Wood Dragon God, with Natsu's team (plus Juvia) having to knock them unconscious in order for Wendy to undo the spell.
  • Foreshadowing: There are multiple hints to Touka's true identity and what really happened the day Natsu rescued her:
    • While spying on Touka, Gajeel and Juvia see a tail poking out from under her dress. This is actually an Exceed's tail, a hint to what Touka really is.
    • Touka allegedly saw Natsu riding to her rescue on the back of a fire dragon, which appears to be little more than an embellishment of love. It was actually Happy carrying Natsu around, and Touka wound up mixing their names up.
  • Four Lines, All Waiting: The bulk of the Wood Dragon God arc gets divided into five different points of view with the "Battle of Fairy Tail in Draseal", each focusing on a member of Natsu's team trying to defeat their brainwashed guildmates, and later Diabolos, to protect the orbs said to maintain Aldoron's power. Several of these plots briefly split off into two smaller arcs and/or get absorbed into each other before the point where every orb is destroyed—the last two of which are destroyed by Mest—and the brainwashed members return to normal by the now-fully-awakened Aldoron's roaring forcibly lifting their brainwashing:
    • Natsu (with Happy) gets into a battle with Gajeel, which is interrupted when Levy sends him rolling away on a carriage, sending him bumping into Diabolos member Wraith for another fight. This leads to a sequence of developments involving Natsu having a Near-Death Experience and reuniting with familiar faces, a brief subplot surrounding the mystery of Wraith's family that gets quickly resolved, and Natsu finally meeting Touka and discovering the truth of her crush before she gets taken over by the White Mage again.
    • Lucy takes on the Strauss siblings and briefly shows off a new Power-Up she has before she's forced to retreat upon the arrival of Skullion and Madmole, something that briefly gets its own perspective in the meantime. Lucy also gets the idea to use Cana's cards to seal their remaining friends until they can successfully break the brainwashing and recruits her when it turns out she's Not Brainwashed, spending the remainder of the battle doing just that while also returning to the fight with Mirajane and Elfman to wait until the Dragon Eaters retreat, most of which gets resolved off-screen.
    • Gray (with Juvia) fights the Raijin Tribe and wins in very short order, then gets absorbed into Lucy's arc at the point where she sets out to find Cana.
    • Erza gets into a comedic Ship Tease battle with Jellal, which is sequentially joined by Laxus and Kiria in short order. From there, the four fighters split off into pairs—with Erza tying up Jellal and Laxus beating Kiria—before Erza and Laxus face off in a showdown ending with a Double Knockout, leaving Kiria free to destroy one of the orbs anyway before she's forced to retreat.
    • Wendy (with Carla) focuses solely on fighting one of Diabolos's members, Nebal, who has taken out several of Fairy Tail's lesser members and successfully destroys an orb midway through. It finally ends and leaves her free to meet up with Natsu after she discovers Irene's personality is still alive within her, allowing her to beat Nebal and learn the separation enchantment she needs to free Touka from the White Mage.
  • Fuel Meter of Power: Natsu receives a temporary Power-Up that lasts just long enough for him to defeat one of the rampaging Dragon Gods.
  • Gotta Kill Them All: Discussed and defied. Natsu initially concludes that Fairy Tail's mission to "seal" the Five Dragon Gods 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 Mercphobia and getting him to expend his power does the trick, though it's far easier said than done.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In the Wood Dragon God arc, Natsu gets the idea to use the God Seed Wolfen's mind-reading and Power Copying against it by tricking one of its copies into reading his mind and copying Zeref's form, then tricking the copy into thinking about how much it cares about Aldoron and causing its Death Magic to go wild and start killing everything around it in an ever-increasing radius. Wolfen realizes to its shock that this could legitimately harm Aldoron if not stopped, and forcibly dispels himself and the rest of the Wolfen God Seeds to let the other four take to the fight.
  • 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 Guiltina 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 explanation ever given 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 and Natsu and his friends have set out on the titular quest.
  • It Only Works Once: According to Erza as she and Kiria 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 Mage's own personal cult, Rebellious, 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 Blank White Void. The White Mage herself claims, however, that she's simply preserving the balance of the world.
  • Meaningful Name: The name of Guiltina's largest city, Draseal (misinterpreted as "Drasil" by Kodansha) is so named for being a city where a dragon, Aldoron, is sealed.
  • Melee AT Rois: Becomes one during the Wood Dragon arc. Initially it's just the main protagonists against their brainwashed friends under control of the White Mage to keep the orbs from being destroyed, but halfway into the fight, Diabolos appears and turns it into a three way struggle. In the end, however, Diabolos pulls out after Fairy Tail proves to be more of a handful than they're worth.
  • Mercy Kill: The object of Fairy Tail's first true battle with one of the God Dragons boils down to this. With Mercphobia acting against his own will and threatening to destroy all life in the surrounding area, Karameel urges the guild to put Mercphobia out of his misery. To everyone's relief, Fairy Tail included, Mercphobia returns to normal and loses his powers.
  • Mistaken Identity: Natsu and Happy's identities end up getting mixed up by Touka, who is actually an Exceed in human form and assumed "Natsu" was Happy's name, crediting him for her rescue and falling for him.
  • Named Weapons: Erza calls her new dragon-slaying Laser Blade "Belserion" after her mother's chosen surname.
  • Not Brainwashed: During the Wood Dragon God arc, it's revealed that Cana was never brainwashed by the White Mage like the rest of Fairy Tail, but was simply drunk out of her mind. She promptly returns to Fairy Tail's side once she sobers up.
  • 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:
    • Erza is normally a confident Iron Lady, so when Kiria 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.
    • When using a temporary Power-Up received from one of the Dragon Gods, Natsu's compassion and reluctance to kill Mercphobia 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.
  • Only Mostly Dead: While stated to still be dead in a physical sense, it's revealed in the Wood Dragon God arc that Irene managed to enchant her own consciousness into Wendy during her apparent suicide in the previous series, becoming a projection only Wendy can see and hear.
  • Personalized Afterlife: The concept of a "Beta Heaven" is introduced in this series as a sort of mental afterlife each person has that represents his or her own idealized version of heaven. When Natsu has a Near-Death Experience, he goes to his own Beta Heaven and finds that it's a Fluffy Cloud Heaven where the souls of those he and his friends lost—including Zeref and his family with Mavis—are present and always welcome.
  • Physical God: The Five Dragon Gods are not actually gods, but are feared and revered as such by the people of Guiltina because they're so powerful, they might as well be gods.
  • Power at a Price: Natsu gets a Fuel Meter of Power from eating the Fire Dragon God's flames, which lets him fight on par with another Dragon God, but has the adverse effect of briefly getting him Drunk on the Dark Side in a manner eerily reminiscent of E.N.D., his old Superpowered Evil Side, until Lucy's Cool Down Hug snaps him out of it.
  • 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 harboring a dangerous secret.
  • One Degree of Separation: One of the Five Dragon Gods 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 their strongest wizard, Gildarts, couldn't overcome due to Acnologia.
  • 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.
  • Save the Villain: After Touka and the White Mage are separated by Wendy's Separation Enchantment, Natsu chooses to take the unconscious White Mage with him as they escape the collapsing church caused by Aldoron's awakening and rampage. When Happy asks him why, Natsu angrily replies he just wants to know what her deal is.
  • 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 Ishgar to kill. In this series, Fairy Tail has to contend with five dragons on Acnologia's level, known as the Five Dragon Gods, as well as the similarly immortal White Mage, 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.
  • Ship Tease:
    • Erza's battle with a brainwashed Jellal is chock full of this, as Jellal throws Erza off her game by stripping down to his speedos, Erza trying to turn the tables with her wardrobe of Fanservicey outfits, and Jellal telling Laxus he's busy getting "played with" by Erza.
    • Natsu and Lucy continue to have many moments teasing their feelings for each other. Examples include Lucy being the one to calm Natsu after he goes berserk, and Natsu jealously fighting off guys trying to hit on Lucy and then supposedly accidentally burning off her underwear. Later, Lucy blushes at the possibility of Fairy Tail newcomer Touka being her love rival, and lamenting Natsu's obliviousness to romance.
  • Shrouded in Myth: The existence of the Five Dragon Gods 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.
  • Super Serum: Visitors to Ermina 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 Ermina 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.
  • That's No Moon!: While examining the map of Draseal, the capital city of Guiltina that dwarfs Fiore's Crocus, Lucy notices that the surrounding landscape and mountains seems to be shaped like a hand. Cue The Reveal that it really is a hand, more specifically the Wood God Aldoron's.
  • 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, Madmole, and Kiria present, prompting Madmole 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: The Water Dragon God arc jumps back and forth between two plotlines: Natsu's team taking the titular quest on the continent of Guiltina, 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 a Superpowered Evil Side who's stolen the powers of one of the Five Dragon Gods that Natsu's team is pursuing, and subsequently brings the fight directly to Natsu's team after losing said dragon's power because of them.
  • Underwater City: Zig-Zagged with the city of Ermina, which is on dry land during the day, but totally submerged by the high tide at night. The Water Dragon God 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.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension:
    • This becomes Discussed between Gray and Juvina (an Identical Stranger to Juvia), where Gray confesses that despite finally gaining feelings for Juvia after a long period of neglecting and then rejecting hers, he still harbors deep insecurities about being with her, especially since she nearly killed herself for his sake during the war against the Alvarez Empire. Thanks to a pep talk from Juvina, he resolves to finally gain the confidence for a Relationship Upgrade.
    • Erza and Jellal are as rife with this as ever, with their "battle" being filled to the brim with Ship Tease when the latter is brainwashed by the White Mage, neither side being forward with any sort of romantic feelings.
    • Lucy acts bashful when she hears about Touka's crush on Natsu, and gets teased by Cana and Juvia for just sitting silently while Natsu's about to be "taken". In response, Lucy just sheepishly says that she feels sorry for Touka because Natsu isn't the kind of guy who's interested in romance, but doesn't deny that she has harbors feelings of her own for him, either.
    • Happy still harbors unrequited feelings for Carla, which becomes especially awkward when Touka is revealed to have a crush on him, not Natsu, and finds he now has two Exceed girls to choose between.
  • Unwitting Pawn: In the Wood Dragon God Arc, it turns out everyone involved was one for the Moon Dragon God Selene, who tricked the White Mage into believing destroying the orbs located on the towns on Aldoron's body would allow her to seal and steal his power, when in reality they were Power Limiters he himself set with the intent of healing ancient wounds of his. The White Mage acting on this false information lead Diabolos to also believe it and destroy some orbs themselves. Once all are shattered, Aldoron awakens and goes on a rampage to the White Mage's shock, realizing she was utterly tricked.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting:
    • The residents of Ermina were given the ability to freely transform between humans and fish as the need requires, though this somewhat deconstructed, as Karameel notes that after so long, they aren't sure which they are in the first place.
    • The Dragon Gods 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 starts grilling Touka over suspicious activity, pointing out by the logic Jellal's using he's still as much a villain. Laxus proceeds to tell Touka that he only defended her because she's yet to show any ill will towards the guild itself, and that they won't 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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