Lucy is a 17-year-old girl, who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day when visiting Harujion Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu isnt just any ordinary kid, he's a member of one of the world's most infamous mage guilds: Fairy Tail
By Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail)
Lucy Heartphilia (Rushi Hatofiria)
Lucy is a 17 year-old mage and the main female character of Fairy Tail. Lucy is named after The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". She is the newest member of Fairy Tail guild, joining at the start of the main story line. Lucy's member stamp is located on the back of her right hand. Her measurements are B:88 W:59 H:88.
At the beginning of the series, Lucy is an independent novice mage searching for a mage guild to join, particularly interested in Fairy Tail, which she claims as the strongest mage guild. Though she tells Happy she considered joining Fairy Tail's rival guild, Phantom Lord, due to their similar outrageous nature and personality, she is content with her decision of joining Fairy Tail.<3> After being rescued by Natsu from the slave ship, she is invited to join the guild. Once joining Fairy Tail, Lucy becomes a member of Natsu's team.
Lucy is one of the saner and more stable members of Fairy Tail, having common sense that other members of the guild seem to lack. She consistently points out Natsu's and others' idiocy. Lucy is also very confident in her appearance and sexiness, exuding a certain amount of vanity. Despite this superficial attitude, Lucy is passionate for literature and is in the process of writing her own novel about her adventures with Fairy Tail. She is a member of the Heartphilia family, one of the richest and most influential conglomerate families in the country of Fiore . However, due to her estranged relationship with her father and the death of her mother, she left home to follow her own path.
* Aquarius: Aquarius, or "The Water-Bearer," is a long-haired mermaid with three piercings on each side of her tail. She is selfish, has a boyfriend, and dislikes Lucy, often attacking both Lucy and Lucy's enemies. She uses her jar to launch huge water waves.
* Taurus: Taurus, or "The Bull," is a minotaur with a white and black splotched coat and a nose ring. He wears a speedo, gloves, bandages wrapped around his forearms, knee-high boots, a collar, and a strap around his chest to hold his weapon: a giant, two bladed axe. He is a pervert and constantly compliments Lucy's breasts.
* Cancer: Cancer, or "The Crab," is as a slick hair stylist with sunglasses, wielding pairs of scissors and crab-claw shaped hair. He has six large crab-legs that come out of his back. When he is first summoned, Happy believes that Cancer would end all of his sentences with kani (crab), but in reality, Cancer ends all of his sentences with ebi (shrimp). Supposedly he often acts as Lucy's barber.
* Virgo: Virgo, or "The Virgin," is a maid with shackles and chains around her wrists. Her ability is to tunnel underground. She takes on the female appearance depending on the master's preference. She was originally contracted by Duke of Evaroo and was a giant, overweight maid. When ownership of her key switched to Lucy, her appearance changed into a slim, beautiful maid. She refers to Lucy as "Princess".
* Sagittarius: Sagittarius, or "The Centaur," is a man wearing a horse costume, with human hands coming from inside the hooves which allows him to hold his bow. Lucy obtained the Sagittarius Gold Key after successfully ridding the curse plaguing Garuna Island.
* Leo: Leo, or "The Lion" is Lucy's latest spirit who Lucy discovered was in fact Loki, a fellow member of Fairy Tail. Loki was banished from the Spirit World for inadvertently causing the death of his last master, but when Lucy confronted the Spirit King and after an impassioned defense, Loki was allowed to return to the Spirit World and Lucy gained his key, with Loki promising to be her 'strength'. Oddly enough, Loki is the only one of the Zodiac that doesn't have animal characteristics anymore. In the past, he had hair resembling a short lion's mane with spikes similar to feline ears.
* Crux: Appears as a large stone-made cross with arms, legs and face. He also has cross-shaped nose and moustache. He specializes in searching for information on different spirit and their masters. He is described as "The Southern Cross"
* Horologium: Horologium, or "The Clock," is a large grandfather clock with arms, legs, and a face (on the clockface). There is a large enough area within it for Lucy to hide, which she usually abuses and uses as shelter or as a mode of transportation. Once inside, Horologium speaks for her, ending every sentences with "...she said".
* Lyra: Lyra, or "The Lyre," first appears in chapter 28 and she wears a bonnet, a dress, and has wings on her back. She sings about emotions and often likes to take requests. She appears to be knowledgeable about magic spells as she tells the group about the moon's magic, moon drip, and how it can overcome any magic spell.
* Nicola the Canis Minor: "Nicola," renamed Plue by Lucy, is apparently the same Plue from the manga-ka's previous work. He doesn't have any special ability, aside from magic cancellation, and serves more as a pet for Lucy. Natsu apparently has the ability to understand him. Nicola is translated to Nikola in the DEL RAY English translation.
Natsu Dragonil (Natsu Doraguniru)
Natsu is the main male character of the series and is a member of the Fairy Tail guild. His name, Natsu means "summer" in Japanese. His member's stamp is on his right shoulder.
Natsu has a carefree and reckless nature and constantly friendly bickers with other members of the guild. He has a particularly close, and competitive, relationships with fellow members, Gray Fullbuster and Erza Scarlet. He suffers from motion sickness from all modes of transportation, including trains, boats, carriages, mobile guild halls, and even people carrying him on their back. Along with his partner, Happy, a magical cat, he is first introduced in the manga as searching for his missing foster father.
His rose colored hair, scale-skin scarf and fire magic earned him the nickname "Salamander", one which he shares with his foster father, Igneel. His strength and reputation as one of the strongest fire mages has made him one of the more prominent members of Fairy Tail. Erza states that Natsu's true power is in a slumber state and has yet to awaken. With self-belief, Natsu will one day become stronger than Erza. It has been shown that Natsu's power exponentially increases in conjunction with his emotions, evident from his fight with Eligor. During his fight against Gerard, Natsu consumed pure Aetherion in place of flames. As a result, Natsu received a immense surge of power that awakened his full Dragon-Slayer abilities. As a result of this awakening, Natsu's skin became scaly like a dragon and he was surrounded by flames. His speed and strength were so great that not even Gerard's Meteor powers could stand up to him.
It is unknown what became of Natsu's biological parents. Igneel, the fire dragon, discovered Natsu in the forest and raised Natsu as his own child, teaching Natsu how to write, speak and the powerful magic style, Dragon Slayer, a style said to be developed to intercept dragons. He has the ability to eat all types of fire, with the exception of his own. Natsu learns from Zarti that his magic is considered "Lost Magic" due to its destructive force. Igneel's reasons for teaching this magic style is unknown. However, at a young age on July 7 in year 777, seven years prior to the main story line, Igneel disappeared, leading Natsu to arrive at Fairy Tail. Thus far he has only met one other Dragon Slayer user who, like him, learned it from a dragon.
Happy is a cat with some magical power, which may be the reason for his ability to speak. He can temporarily grow wings on his back and fly, and is capable of carrying only one person in this form. Happy apparently can fly at incredible speed (As it took Eligor less than a hour to reach Clover when Happy caught up with him in mere seconds with Natsu in tow) This is also the only kind of transportation that does not make Natsu sick. When asked why, Natsu got angry and exclaimed that Happy was a friend, not a means of transportation, ironically Natsu later gets sick when Gray gives him a piggyback ride when he's injured. He's very close to Natsu and becomes friends with Lucy quickly. The three form a team at the start of the manga. Happy is a full-fledged member of Fairy Tail, and has a member stamp on his back. It is not yet revealed if talking animals are common in the Fairy Tail manga world, or if Happy is a mage that's simply been transformed into a cat. It's also unknown if Happy even though being a mage and a member of Fairy Tail, can use his magic offensively or not.
Happy has a very cheerful nature. Even when facing danger, he maintains a smile. Along with Lucy, he is one of the saner members of Fairy Tail and often acts as the mediator between Natsu and Gray.
Happy's original name was going to be named Freyr, after a Norse god. But Hiro Mashima felt it didn't fit him, so he change the name to Happy to fit the character.
Gray Fullbuster (Gurei Furubasuta)
Gray is a member of the Fairy Tail guild. He is an 18 year-old ice mage, practicing ice alchemy, the art of molding ice. Due to his training history, he is most comfortable in little clothing and often forgets to wear clothes or quickly takes it off, thus often being accused of being an exhibitionist. He and Natsu have a friendly rivalry, and can often be seen fighting one another. Lucy believes the nature of his magic is the reason that he and Natsu constantly bicker. His member stamp is on the right side of his chest.
Much of Gray's history is revealed during the Garuna Island arc. Gray teams with Happy, Lucy and Natsu on an S-Class Mission after being sent to retrieve the trio by the Master. Despite finding the trio and engaging Natsu in a fight to bring them back to the guild house, he quickly succumbs to his curiosity and pursues the mission. The primary antagonist during this arc is Reitei Leon, who is revealed to be Gray's former peer and a student of Gray's teacher, Ur, a powerful ice mage and one who Sieglein claims would be a Ten Great Holy Mage if she were still alive. Ur took in Gray as her student and child after finding him in a destroyed town. Gray's parents and entire town was leveled by the demon Deliora. As result, Gray accepts the training in order to eventually avenge his parents. During this training, Gray picks up his unusual habit of undressing in public.
However, due to Gray's obstinacy, he chooses to prematurely challenge Deliora, leading to Ur's self-sacrifice in order to encase Deliora and protect Gray and Leon. Gray seems to have inherited this similar selfless personality, shown during his two attempts to use Iced Shell (a move which turns the caster into ice) on Leon and Deliora to protect his team.
Gray's adeptness and strength as an ice mage is quickly shown in the story. During the Lullaby of Death arc, he teams with Natsu and Erza to defeat the demon awakened from the evil spirit from the Lullaby of Death. Members of the League praise his quickness at molding ice. Later in the story, he defeats Jubia, one of the Elemental Four of Phantom Lord. This victory may have been partly influenced by Jubia's liking to Gray. Jubia comments on Gray's skill, shocked that he was able to freeze both her boiling water and the rain. After Phantom Lord's defeat, Jubia secretly spies on Gray, bringing a packed lunch for Gray while he and the guild are rebuilding the headquarters.
Erza Scarlet (Eruza Sukāretto)
Erza is commonly known as "Erza," but sometimes romanized as Elsa, (Italian for "hilt" or "sword's hilt," but also a very common Italian name) is a very strong, 19 year-old sword mage in Fairy Tail and constantly wears an armored suit. She was named after the author's short story character "Eru". She is the strongest woman in Fairy Tail and is one of the S-Class mages, the four strongest mages allowed on the second floor, where the most dangerous missions are posted. Erza is a very strict person, often criticizing the bad behavior and habits of the other guild members, causing most members to apologize for fear that they might invoke her wrath. She is also impatient, liking people who answer her questions quickly. Her member stamp is on her left upper arm.
Erza uses Ex-quip, a type of magic that swaps weapons and armor at will. She is noted for her ability to ex-quip quickly and is the only sword mage capable of ex-quipping armor while fighting, earning her the nickname "Erza the Titania." Her strength is so great that even strong mages such as Natsu and Gray fear her; this fear immediately ceases their bickering in her presence. Despite her great strength, she recruits Natsu and Gray for the mission against Eisenwald. Mirajane claims that this team is the strongest in the Fairy Tail guild; however, this does not imply that Gray, Natsu and Erza are the strongest in Fairy Tail. Happy said that Erza's magic is beautiful because it causes a huge amount of blood to spill from her opponents.
Her strength is repeatedly discussed throughout the manga, and she has defeated several Fairy Tail members in one-on-one combat, including Gray, Natsu and Loki. After the Lullaby arc, she agrees to fight Natsu again; however, the fight is interrupted by her arrest, which turns out to be simply a formality. When Natsu realizes later that it wasn't finished, he decides to continue the fight on the spot to which Erza responded by knocking him across the room in one blow. Mist Gun showed up at that moment and everyone went to sleep, so it's unsure if Natsu was knocked out by Erza or Mist Gun's sleep magic. During this time, it is revealed that she has some relationship or past history with Sieglein, told by the young mage to not discuss a particular incident. Details of this have yet to be revealed. Following the encounter, she claims that Sieglein is "evil."
During the Garuna Island arc, despite being sent to forcefully retrieve Happy, Gray, Lucy, and Natsu, she joins them to complete the S-Class mission after being convinced by Gray.
Although it hasn't been fully explored, it is implied that Natsu, Erza, and Gray are all very close to each other. While staying over at Lucy's house, Erza revealed that the three of them used to take showers together. It is later revealed that Erza, Natsu, and Gray have all been part of Fairy Tail ever since they were children. Erza seems to be an "older sister" to Natsu and Gray.
* The Knight: an armor stance Erza uses to face multiple opponents. Erza becomes surrounded by many swords which can be thrown at her opponents. This form first appears in the Lullaby arc.
* Black Wing Armor: an armor which increases the destructive power of her attacks. In this form, she only uses one sword and grows the wings of a bat. This form first appears when fighting the demon of the flute.
* Flame Emperor's Armor: flame-resistant armor which lowers the destructive power of flame attacks by 50%. In this form, she has no armor on her shoulders and more on her limbs. The boots resemble dragon's feet. This form first appears during her duel against Natsu.
* The Giant's Armor: in this stance, Erza is able to increase the strength of her throwing power. First shown in Garuna Island arc.
* Herculean Armor: the ultimate, high-level defensive stance. In this form, Erza is able to withstand the magic fired by the Phantom Lord's cannon, Jupiter.
* Heart Kreuz Armor: her normal, casual armor, which is custom-made. Her sword is also made by Heart Kreuz.
* Purgatory Armor: her strongest armor as she said "none has seen this armor and live to tell the tale, witness it and despair." It was never put to good use as it crumbled due to the enemy's sword.
Makarov is the "Master" of the guild. He is eighty-eight years old and is also one of the Ten Great Holy Mages. Makarov shows extreme dislike for the Council and all the rules they try to impose on guilds. He frequently attempts to balance reprimands from the council and the eccentricity of his guild. He encourages Fairy Tail to do what they feel is right, but he has shown some concern that Natsu, Erza, and Gray will someday level a whole town. His magical abilities include Titan magic, giving him the ability to grow his body parts gigantic and his body into a giant sized version of himself, and can control various other forms of magic including fire, ice and wind, which give him an immense magical power. The members of his guild affectionately refer to him as Ji-san or grandpa. Makarov also sees all of his guild members as his own children and will do anything to protect them. He has a perverted side, shown when he states he wishes to be smashed by Lucy's breasts and subsequently spanks her many times as a punishment.
When the Fairy Tail guild building was attacked by Phantom Lord, he didn't seem to care and shrugged off the situation, noting that Guild wars are forbidden. However, after the Shadow Gear team was ambushed in the night by Phantom Lord and crucified to a tree, he leads a full frontal attack against Phantom Lord. However, Makarov, distracted and upset, is ambushed by Aria from Phantom Lord, causing him to lose his magic and forcing the Fairy Tail guild to retreat. Erza noted that they wouldn't be able to defeat Jose without Makarov, and Polyushko noted that Makarov didn't think over the attack and rushed into things without considering his age, calling him a fool for acting this way. After recovering, Makarov returns and defeated Jose with his "Fairy Law," a powerful spell that only defeats those he considers his enemy. Afterwards, Aria attempts to attack him again, but Makarov easily dispatches him, showing Aria's previous victory was a fluke due to Makarov losing his focus.
Given his advanced age, he considers retirement, but considers Luxus as too uncaring, Gildartz impossible for some unknown reason, Mist Gun as too reclusive, and Erza as too young and brash to succeed him as guild master. After hearing the damages made by the team Erza-Lucy-Grey-Natsu-Happy from Mirajane, he cried that it's impossible to retire by now.
Hiro Mashima stated in a Behind the name segment in Volume 2, that he wanted Makarov to have a name that sounded Russian.
Mirajane is the cover girl or drawing point of Fairy Tail. She is 19 years old, a former S-class water and transformation mage, and the older sister of Elfman. When Mirajane was an S-class mage, she was known as "The Demon." However, due to a past incident involving the death of her younger sister, Lisana, Mirajane somehow lost much of her magical ability and her will to fight. Given the recent event of Elfman regaining his lost abilities and Mirajane's increased confidence, Mirajane may someday regain her abilities and move forward with her life.
Mirajane plays a motherly role within the guild, and is often seen running the bar at the guild hall. She has rarely been shown to be in a bad mood, and can tolerate all of the guild's eccentricities. However, there have been a couple events that have disturbed Mirajane, including her discovery of the stealing of an S-Class job by Natsu, Happy and Lucy, and her later disappointment with Luxus following the destruction of the guild building.
Mirajane got her name from a online video game Hiro Mashima was playing while he created her.<9>
Elfman is an 18 year-old mage. He is one of the physically stronger Fairy Tail mages, exhibiting the ability called "Take Over," which allows him to absorb the power of monsters he defeated into his right arm, earning him the nickname "Beast Arm Elfman." His member stamp is on his neck.
His skill is among the top level in Fairy Tail; however, due to past events, he is no longer able to use Take Over to transform his entire body. It is revealed that in the past, an error occurred with his full-body transformation, leading him to lose control over his actions. Lisana, his younger sister and former member of Fairy Tail, sacrificed her life to break his concentration and help Elfman regain sanity. As a result, his most recent attempts at full-body Take Over induces a flashback of his sister, breaking his concentration and causing the spell to fade. This event has also caused Elfman's heart to lock shut.
During the attack on Fairy Guild by Phantom Lord, Mirajane is taken hostage while pretending to be Lucy. Elfman, determined to overcome this setback and keep his vow to "never see his sister's tears" helped him regain the ability of full-body Take Over, helping him defeat Sol, a member of the Elemental 4.
It seems both he and his sister Mirajane were badly hurt in the past due to their younger sister, Lisana, dying. It's said that Elfman's heart is locked shut because of what happened to Lisana. Mirajane is very concerned for Elfman when she found out he went with Gray to help out Natsu in the Phantom Lord guild building, though Kana feels that he will be fine.
Elfman is an enthusiastic character, seemingly obsessed with manliness and regularly spouting (sometimes nonsensical) speeches about manhood, and what it is to be and act like a man.
Lisana was the younger sister of both Elfman and Mirajane, and was also a member of Fairy Tail, though the nature of her magic is unknown. Her member stamp was on her upper left shoulder.
It is also very possible that Lisana, Elfman and Mirajane operated in a three man group similar to Shadow Gear. She lost her life while trying to revert Elfman after his full-body Take Over went awry. He quickly lost control of himself and went on a rampage. Lisana gave her life trying to calm him down and stop his rampage. How she actually was able to do this is unknown. The mental and emotional trauma that Elfman and Mirajane both experienced after Lisana's death crippled their powers considerably. Mirajane lost her S-class rank and has not fought since. Elfman suffered major emotional damage and was incapable to cast his full body takeover spell for some time. When he did try casting it, a flashback to Lisana caused him to lose concentration.
Macau is one of the older mages of the Fairy Tail Guild, being 36. He uses a special flame, the purple flare, which cannot be blown off by wind or water. He's also very skilled in transformation magic, an ability which can even deceive an equal expert such as Mirajane. He's divorced and dates a younger girl. It's said that he's very popular among young girls and he even had Kana Alberona falling for him in the past. He has one son, Romeo.
In order to stop the bullying of his son, Macau traveled alone to the Hakobe Mountain to defeat the Balkan monsters. He managed to defeat 19 of the monsters but was defeated by the 20th Balkan and had his body taken over by it. After a week passed with Macau still missing, Romeo begged Makarov to go up and search for his father, but Makarov felt that Macau's pride deserved more time. Natsu, Happy, and Lucy traveled to Hakobe mountains to search for Macau and defeated the 20th Balkan, forcefully transforming him back to Macau.
Loki is a member of the Fairy Tail guild. He is very flirtatious with attractive women, being top ranked "Mage you want to have as your boyfriend". He attempts to flirt with Lucy but after finding out that she's a Stellar Spirit mage, he quickly stops his advances. Mirajane said that something must have happened to him with a similar female Stellar Spirit mage. She also mentioned that Loki once tried to flirt with Erza, but nearly got himself killed because of it. His weapon is a magical ring and is skilled in "hand-to-hand" combat.
He seems to have an interest in Lucy, despite his fear and is the one who searched for Lucy's lost keys and subsequently saves Lucy from bandits.
After his sudden departure from Fairy Tail, Lucy discovers that Loki is a Stellar Spirit, Leo the Lion. His master was the famous Karen Lilica, who was a member of Blue Pegasus. Since her death three years ago, he has remained in the human world, unable to return to the Spirit World because he was exiled for killing his own summoner. He reveals that prolonged stay by a Stellar Spirit in the human world leads to death.
Although he says he killed Karen he did not kill her himself. Karen was abusive, vain, and arrogant towards her other Zodiac Stellar Spirit, the timid and kind Aries. One day she was about to punish Aries by forcing her to remain in the Real World for seven straight days, something that would probably kill her. Sick of Karen's apparently frequent tantrums, Loki summoned himself in Aries' place and refused to go back to the Spirit World until Karen broke both their pacts and left her house. However Karen died on a mission before she could release them. This was because she couldn't summon any other spirits while he was already summoned and thus he blamed himself for her death.
In the english manga, translated by Del Rey his name is translated to Loke.
Kana Alberona (Kana Aruberona)
Kana is a member of the Fairy Tail guild. Her member stamp is on the lower left portion of her abdomen. In the Del Rey Manga version, she is named Cana Alberona.
She is an attractive woman with a short temper who seems to use a type of card magic. Not much else is known about her magic, but it has been shown that she can use it to track people and for fortune telling. She is always shown drinking some kind of alcohol, usually a giant barrel of ale. It is mentioned that she has a pure heart. She is one of the original members of Fairy Tail and has been part of it since she was a child, she was also shown to have been in the guild since Erza joined. She is one of the leading figures of Fairy Tail, commanding the guild in the fight against Phantom Lord.
She was once in love with Macau Convault.