Best Characters In the Anime Fairy Tail

The Top TenXW

1Erza

Amazing personality, beautiful, seducing, strong. She gives me life in fairy tail! I would love to see her further strength! I believe she'll go up as the first in this voting! Keep up on er-chan~!

She's the coolest female in FT I think mira jane and erza are equal some people say... But I think its not cause she has lots of magics and can change her armor and some weapons but mira jane turns to demon the outfit is 2 its red and blue but I think erza is much tough and stronger than mira jane

Erza is amazing and beautiful character. Her strength isn't about the magic too, but also the motivation to live

So Beautiful and Powerful

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2Gray

Gray is a wonderful character simply because unlike the other members who each possess unique abilities E.G. Dragon Slaying, ice making magic can be learnt by almost all mages but it is up to you to hone it. Gray is creative (gosh, his intelligence is always overlooked, I have no idea why. Maybe because he enjoys his silly but friendly fights with Natsu too much? ) His battles usually include strategy (take his fast reaction by freezing his blood while fighting Ultear even though she only mentioned a detail once for example). His back story is heartbreaking but he chooses to live on. He is selfless. He has saved many souls (e.G. Lyon, Juvia, Ultear.). He is unbelievably kind and gentle (look how he treats the exceeds. Even Frosch! ) Plus he's ' hot.

In comparison to many other characters in FT Gray is one of the more unique ones. His magic is as Erza stated Beautiful and yet it is deadly and can be used for almost every situation he is in. His Ice devil slayer magic is an upgrade he deserved after all of the trolling Mashima and the studio animators put him through and his fights are always enjoyable to watch as he utilizes not only his brawn (which is over-looked all the damn time) but his brain too (Which too is over-looked). Gray also is probably the only person I have seen in the show who treats everyone equally, for example He supported Gajeel with his singing not from how he sounded but what message it delivered. Unfortunately this wonderful character is always under-estimated and over-looked for below average characters (i won't name names). I could go on forever but I wouldn't want to take up an entire page or two giving reasons why Gray is the best character so I will leave this here.

He's so awesome! He has awesome skills and is by far he hotter one!

I do love a lot of the characters from Fairy Tail but I must say Erza, Natsu and Gray are by far my favorite. But if I had to pick one favorite character it would be Gray I like him for many reasons and if you're a fan of this character you will understand why and if your not you should really look over the show and really pay attention to him and then you will see why he's such a great character.

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3Natsu

A lot of these Natsu aren't really giving good reason as to why Natsu is the best (or worst) character in the series. There are two that I've seen so far that has given a concise reason as why they think so with facts from the story. Others are just "Oh he's Natsu" or "He is sooo funny", those aren't reasons.

I love NATSU. He is loyal, nice and loves his comrades so much. He cares for each and every one of them. He so funny. He is like BAE for life. I love his cute pink hair and his smile. He is funny and silly and more fun when he is with Lucy and happy. NATSU is my sempai and he loves to eat a lot lol. NATSU is tough and at the same time he is very nice and soft. I love his powers sometimes I wouldn't get surprised when his powers are so incredible. He always has a smile on his face. I barely see him cry like EVER. He always set goals and when someone in the guild is sad he always knows how to cheer them up like Lucy. NATSU is a hero to me. I love it when he works with his best friend happy. It's even funny when he and gray sometimes end up together and both get scared of erza lol. I just love NATSU. He is a great anime character and if he were real I would love to meet him. And get his autograph.

NATSU is bad my life everything! He is my hero my inspiration. My hero. He is so loyal and sexy and hot. DUH! Like he care about his comrades and always protect the ones he loves and the anime it self is so good and NATSU is just my favorite character so I don't know why he is number like the hell is this. He is funny, awesome, cute and amazing. He's awesome powers and he teaches me things that apply to real life. He never shows his weakness and helps others like lucy and happy. He has a soft side and a tough side as well. His quotes are pretty inspirational. His character is what makes him amazing.

Best for ever

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4Jellal Fernandes

I love Jellal! He was a jerk at first, but hey, he was possessed. When he became the kind Jellal he used to be, well, who wouldn't like him?

I just love Jellal. in the beginning he did some bad things, but he couldn't really control it, but he spends the rest of his life doing good things to make up for it. he's so cool, strong, and beautiful and him and ERza are so cute together.

I love jellal he's handsome and awesome

Man jellal has got to be the cutest fairy tail wizard

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5Sting Eucliffe

He is uber strong, a funny person, calm, makes the BEST facial expressions... He is like my life in that show

Sting is not only super strong but he constantly works hard to improve his skills and knows the true meaning of friendship. also he is so cute especially his friendship with Lecter and the way he looks up to Natsu is adorable.

Sting's character devlopment has been huge. He started out as a jerk, but has grown into a carefree dork. And not only is he powerful, he's a guild master!

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6Gajeel Redfox

He's so funny! Definitely deserves to be in the top ten!

He's just a tough guy on the outside but on the inside he just wants a flying cat

Not only natsu rival but a awesome fairy tail wizard

He's strong and doesn't afraid of anything

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7Laxus

He is honestly one out of a small handful of tolerable characters in Fairy Tail that make the series somewhat watchable/readable. Over the series of Fairy Tail he actually receives some character development and actually improves his personality over the course of the series. Whenever he gets into a fight, it's worth enjoying it due to it not being heavily one-sided. However, when it comes to him in GMG his character regresses drastically when he quotes Natsu and he one-shots Jura because that is not normal when it comes to Laxus's character. In fact, it really is unfortunate because he had trained to fight against Jura and we were given a power chart to see where the characters were power-wise (Jura and Laxus were pretty so they should have had a pretty equal fight lasting for 4-5 chapters). In the end, Laxus is still an enjoyable character since he rarely ever partakes in the nakama silliness of the guild members and he actually has some character development.

Honestly, at first I thought Laxus was just another prick. But after the battle of fairy tail he started showing some actual character development. And it wasn't a 100% immediate turn around either. During tenrou island and key of the starry skies he was still showing traces of his superior attitude, and I loved that. His transformation was actually believable in terms of how it progressed. And when he was punished for hurting fairy tail he took it like a man. Plus who doesn't like (or love) it when he knocks one of the idiots around a little.

Laxus Dreyar is the only reason I still watch fairy tail, No one as quick as laxus, strong as laxus, in a fight there is no one better!

I ship him with Freed so hard. - Pegasister12

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8Freed Justine

He is strong and intelligent. He can defeat all the fairy tail members if he got the time

Precious cinnamon roll. He's so adorable! I ship him with Laxus because it's a ship that makes me want to melt. :3 - Pegasister12

I love his cuteness and Laxus-addicted. He also look like a girl in that long green hair!

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9Mirajane

I just love her. After all that happened to her (I mean her sisters "death") she was still strong, because she knew she had to protect her family. She always smiles. She know, that every single person is good inside. She always cheers everyone up, and if she cries, I'm crying too. She always believes in her friends and that there's rainbow after clouds. Such positive character! Besides, she's sometimes very funny.

She is one of the favorite character of this anime series but needs more story and fight scenes on her.

I really love Mirajane. She's too kind and she's so positive. I believe she's the third strongest in fairy tail (guild) after mavis and makarov. Afterall we still doesn't know what's her limit. Even she might able to defeat mavis or makarov since she now have macro. She can control everyone and make them do things and she can do it every time she wants too. And she got a lot of strong demons. But her past is a bit too much for a cutie like her. Cause she defeated a demon for her village but still the villagers wants mirajane to go away from the village. BUT WHO CARES. WE ALL LOVE MIRAJANE

She always stays positive!

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10Lucy

I personally find Lucy to be conceited when it comes to her looks, and annoying when she simply sits back and watches as Natsu, Gray, Erza, etc save everyone. But when she actually gets up on her feet and fights, she's fairly strong. She has a lot of potential, and I believe the reason her power isn't as great as say, Juvia's, is because she spent so much of her life cooped up in a mansion. She also incredibly smart, if not a bit naive and superficial, and also cares for her friends. I think the reason she's not as driven as many of the other characters is because the traumatic events in her past weren't as severe. Overall, she's either my 5th or 6th favourite

Lucy Heartfilia is just the most heartwarming character in this series, and I don't think I'll be able to love a fictional character as much as her. I wish she was my older sister, she is just great. She may not have much skill, but her magic holds much potential, and she can be very powerful, one of the most powerful if I must say. Her personality is great too, and she is a very explored character, very funny and sweet. I hope she ends up with Gray though, they're great together.

Lucy save the the world when she sacrifices Aquarius's key in manga chapter 384 in order to summon Spirit King and defeat Jackal. She's also gain Aquarius water controlling ability and uses Urano Metria to defeat him. After that, she restored the humanity and making everyone come back to Earthland. It is also a very curious thing that her mother's death date is the same as the dragons disappearance and she knowing the secret of One Magic. Lucy displays so much compassion towards her comrades and not wanting any luxury provided by her father and not through her hardwork. She doesn't like her fate to be decided and cared deeply towards her spirits she called friends. Moreover, she is also very kind even to someone she don't like. For example, her father Jude Heartfilia, she even go to the guild, Love and Lucky when she heard that her father may be in danger and beat the guild Naked Mummy. For me, she is the best character.

I mean, to be honest, Lucy is rather conceited. She's obsessed with her looks. It's annoying when she doesn't make a stand for herself and just lets Natsu, Grey, or Erza go and kick some butt. But she's our main character. She's funny. Positive. Filled with emotion. Happy. Selfless. She's Lucy. She's just so heartwarming. And in a way, she's the character WE can relate to the most. We're not Erza. We can't be that awesome. But we can be Lucy; sometimes weak, sometimes scared, but positive, selfless, sensitive, and happy. We are Lucy.

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The Newcomers

?Makarov
?Acnologia

He's badass That all I have to say

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The Contenders

11Ultear

Should be #2, to be honest. She has a great story and motive to her previously villainy that dig ever deeper. She never truly wanted to commit said deeds despite having been "abandoned" as a child, manipulated by countless of those who have delved too deep into magic (Hades, Oracion Seis' Brain, etc), and have had been treated as a lab rat. Such a past would drive people to complete evil, if not insanity. Nonetheless, Ultear persevered and only committed them to achieve a magic power that would undo all of said acts and help her attain happiness that was unjustifiably stolen from her at such a young age. Her good will is also proven when she protects and takes care of a young orphaned girl whom she had just met (Meldy). Furthermore, once she was shown the light by Fairy Tail, she turned her back against evil, and rather than stay locked up in a cage regretting her actions but not atoning for them, she formed an independent guild called "Crime Sorciere", along with ...more

With Jellal (as a villain ofc) and Lyon, Ultear was one of the few villains in this show who had both brilliant background and development. She kinda represents the beginning of the series, where the arcs were more well thought, unlike the powerscale-dependant arcs and villains we're getting right now. Besides, she was an incredibly smart character as she was able to infiltrate successfully the Council and manipulated Jellal to get her job done. She was also not fully insane, as she actually cared for her comrades. Pity that she was in that terrible group of villains :'(

Ultear... My favorite character... she had to go trough so much! And gave her life to save the world.. AND her Ice Maker magic is badass better then Grays by far! Also she is the 4 strongest female next to Ul, Erza and Mavis

Long live old ultear

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12Kagura Mikazuchi

This woman could destroy anything without even unleashing her sword! That is power! If it wasn't for Erza telling her about Simon's death and getting Kagura so emotional(which broke her focus on the match) then I truly believe that she could have taken Erza down. While watching her fight, I truly thought to myself "Erza might lose." Super strong, a great wizard, needs more screen time. Also, she wear clothes! She's not running around trying to fight in high heels and a bikini! She looks like a warrior, and I love that!

Kagura is my favourite character. Why? Because she's very strong but is also delicate. She probably could've beaten Erza if she didn't get so emotional. Unlike Erza, she doesn't win EVERY SINGLE BATTLE(not that I hate Erza). She's cool and is not all about her looks, which I like.

Kagura almost defeat the great titania. she is very quick on her those and she do not use magic. she used a unsheathe sword and nearly beat erza

She reminds me of Twilight Sparkle for some reason. - Pegasister12

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13Rogue Cheney

I don't understand why he isn't higher. He was the only member of Sabertooth that questioned what their guild was doing, even going as far to call their guild's motives wrong. He didn't join them in the arena when they were going to throw down after Minerva hurt Lucy, not did he watch Minerva beat her up. He also has such a soft side for Frosh which is ADORABLE. And then there's the whole shadow thing. He's had to deal with the fact that in the future he could kill Sting, and yet he still strives to be happy. Honestly, I love Rogue. He should be at least 12.

In my opinion, Rogue is much more better-looking than Gray. At first, he shows his disinterest in everything and everyone, with Gajeel as the only person and thing he was interested in. He longed to surpass Gajeel. Rogue actually spoke up and questioned the Sabertooth guild's policies. After a while, he shows his caring nature towards his comrades. Rogue should be in the top ten.

He's just awesome I love his abilities and his look. His exceed is the best one. And I just really like his character

Rogue is so cute

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14Juvia

I'm sorry but Juvia is just so sick I don't understand how she could be at this ranking...and it's pretty sad I mean she's funny, weird, cool, smart, and very powerful when she's ready I'm lost why Lucy is before her and not to mention the other way awesome characters in all of the series like Rogue or Zeref? There's more but I'm just so upset at this shocking revelation that I can't even think clearly...JUVIA ROCKS AND DON'T HATE ON HER!

Considering how her character developed in strength and personality it should be enough to be a bit higher. If you think about it Juvia hasn't been completely useless she would always give it her all in battle especially since she's been getting more screen time people should see how impressive she's gotten plus she barely crys about things which I find is a good thing considering most female characters do. And another thing people shoukd Really consider how strong she is consideribg Gajeel is always willibg to work with her abd fight along side her (since their basically like BFF's). Not to mention her combination of her humorous personality, with that she also brings a different type of character to fairy tail- no not a crazy love stalker, just a girl who doesn't keep her emotions in well. In any case I found her attraction to Gray to be less from when she started which is pretty good and it shows that she isn't too dependant on Gray. If you still don't like Juvia please try and re ...more

Idiots... Juvia is crap, just refer to the worst characters page, where she may not be first (Although she should because she is the worst character not only in fairy tail but in all of anime) and you will see not only idiots like yourselves but also smart and reasonable individuals who know that she is crap as a character.

I want to name my daughter after her. - Pegasister12

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15Mystogan

The most mysterious and badass character in Fairy Tail spoilers:

I'm still waiting for him to return

Only 17? he is the most mysterious and badass Fairy Tail Wizard and it's a shame most people don't remember him anymore, he deserves to make a return to fight agaisnt zeref

What amazing about him is that very less people get to see him. well his name does include myst like mystery or mist.

Awesomeness radiates from him

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16Rufus Lore

Awesome magic that can make or combine magic and don't know how he got two move shoted by gray.

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17Happy

HAPPY IS SUCH A CUTE PIE! I want him to be my pet! Aye!

You really do have to admit: Happy is ADORABLE. And he's not JUST cute. He can FLY, which he uses to get people out of some tricky spots! He's always funny and, well, HAPPY!

You have got to admit, Happy is the soul of Fairy Tail, both as a guild and an anime series.

AYE SIR! The cutest catch phrase in the world

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18Lyon

The first time I saw him, I was just like, wow. He's just as handsome as Gray. - Pegasister12

I have a soft spot for Lyon because he looks like Hitsuyuga from Bleach.

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19Zeref

I feel sorry for him. He was a good guy, just being misunderstood. He wanted to revive his litte brother, get a horrible curse in the result, if he doesn't eant others to die when they are around him, he mustn't cherish their life. So he tried to hide from humanity in order to protect them but he couldn't stand witnessing them massacre each other, so he slowly begin to renounce his connection to humanity and get into the dark path. He spent his 400 years life seeing wars, fights and his loved ones leaving him whil he can do nothing for that, suffered for centuries and ended up being rejected by the world! Now, he wanted to be killed by the very litte brother he revived to put his miserable life to an end, such a sad ending for a kind, talented prodigy who treasures life more than anybody else. Just because of his brother that he received the Ankseram curse, yet he still cares for and love his brother deeply and wanted to revive him still regardless of the price he must pay. He ...more

Zeref's my favorite character. He's strong, smart and had faith in himself that one day, he'll be able to revive his little brother, Natsu. He did create all those nasty and merciless demons, but hey, he didn't create the demons for that purpose, he wanted to die. Anyways, in my opinion, he's my #1 character in the entire FT series.

Zeref is so strong but sadly he wanted to exist in the world he is a kind man and always cares the people around him he also created E.N. D SO THAT It can kill him but he is super amazingly strong evil dark mage and he is actually the strongest everybody is afraid of him

Finish the anime. And you will know why zeref is the strongest

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20Gildarts

Come on! Gildarts Clive is the best! Vote him up! He's the strongest S-Class wizard of Fairy tail! - Animefan12

We haven't seen his full power as yet but it is said he is the strongest wizard in fairy tail guild. he made the stubborn natsu heel down before him by releasing some of is power.

He is funnt when around his daughter(Cana) he always acts cool, until she shows up. plus he is the strongest fairy tail wizard, he is even stronger than jura, hades, jura, laxus, Makarov. I mean enough said

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