Smartest Fairy Tail Characters

The Top Ten
1 Jellal Fernandes Jellal Fernandes is a childhood friend of Erza Scarlet. When he lost his own memory, he was a Dark Mage who desperately sought to revive Zeref via the R-System. Jellal served as the main antagonist of the Tower of Heaven arc and is currently a member and co-founder of Crime Sorcière.

This guy is a complete genius! He's the most diverse character in the show, and he has mastered all four basic elements. He's the youngest Wizard Saint ever, and he became a Wizard Saint using half of his powers. He also learned and cast extremely complicated and advanced spells like Square of Self-Destruction successfully after being told how to do it just once. He managed to copy Mystogan's magic in only a few days, used it during the GMG, and went toe-to-toe with a Wizard Saint. He's a prodigy and learns things incredibly fast. Not to mention, he single-handedly infiltrated the Council.

2 Zeref Dragneel Zeref Dragneel is a character from the anime/manga series, Fairy Tail, created by Hiro Mashima. He debuted in chapter 200 of the manga, and episode 96 in the anime. In Fairy Tail, Zeref is considered to be the strongest Dark Wizard of all time, who was under the Curse of Contradiction. He is the founder... read more

Genius. He discovered how to revive the dead when he was just a kid. I think he should be ranked above Mavis, though Mavis's intelligence is emphasized more.

He found a way to revive his brother and create many demons. In my opinion, he's a genius.

3 Ultear Milkovich

She manipulated Jellal, second on this list, like a pro. She orchestrated and executed so many plans throughout the series. She broke into a high-security prison and freed one of the Magic Council's most important convicts.

Not to mention, she learned the Arc of Time at a very young age and mastered Ice-Make Magic without guidance.

Ultear is exceptionally smart! She tricked a lot of people into believing her.

4 Mavis Vermilion Mavis Vermillion is a character in the anime and manga series "Fairy Tail," created by Hiro Mashima. She is the first Guild Master of the Fairy Tail Guild and is often seen as a symbol of hope and strength for its members. Mavis is recognized for her tactical acumen, often employing intricate strategies... read more

Do I even need to write a reason?

5 Levy McGarden

She is the brains of the Fairy Tail Guild and the Shikamaru (from Naruto) of the show. She is definitely the smartest character but doesn't receive the recognition she deserves because she gets no character development in the show.

She reads an infinite number of books nonstop and just keeps reading. She is the smartest character in the show, but this list is more about popularity than actual intelligence.

I don't see why she isn't number one. Sure, the people above her are good at magic and know how to use it, but they are mostly knowledgeable in one area. Levy, however, seems to know a lot about everything.

Some people might say, "Well, these people were smart as kids," but we don't know much about Levy's background, so she could have been smarter as a kid.

-Your Fairy Tail Friend and Levy Lover,

6 Brain / Zero
7 Mystogan / Edolas Jellal
8 Hades
9 Lucy Heartfilia Lucy Heartfilia is a wizard in the guild, Fairy Tail. Her magic is called celestial spirit magic which allows her to summon spirits from another world. She currently possesses fifteen celestial keys, which is an extraordinary number for a celestial mage. She gets along best with Team Natsu, containing... read more

She isn't great at fighting, but she is very intelligent. Hiro Mashima mentioned that Lucy is actually the most intelligent character in Team Natsu. She proved her extreme intelligence in the Tenrou Island arc, and she saved Natsu by rewriting E.N.D.

She rewrote E.N.D., and that example alone is enough to prove her intelligence. The way she explained where Mavis's grave was located was also impressive!

She has proven her intelligence in many Fairy Tail episodes. Levy is studious, but Lucy is intelligent.

10 Gray Fullbuster Gray Fullbuster a fairytail wizard is a kind sensitive person which can be mainly found in underwear or fighting a guildmate / friend brother Natsu Dragneel (which I am supersede dint make this list) anyway Gray has a habit of stripping which he found while training with his now unfortunately dead master... read more

He's really clever and strategic and should rank much higher on the list.

He's actually pretty strategic and creative when it comes to his fights.

The Contenders
11 Erza Scarlet Erza Scarlet is an S-Class Mage from the infamous magic guild Fairy Tail. Erza starts off as a lone wolf and stays loyal to following the rules. As the story develops Erza changes into loving mage strong and independent. As her terrible past haunts her she ignores her Nakama's calls that they want help... read more

In my opinion, she's nearly the smartest. She always seems to figure things out before others do. She deciphered nearly all the battles her team faced, yet for some reason, people overlook that.

Erza is very good at coming up with plans. She's also knowledgeable in sword fighting and hand-to-hand combat.

12 Hibiki Lates
13 Rufus Lore
14 Freed Justine
15 Cana Alberona
16 Mirajane Strauss Mirajane Strauss is the elder sister of Lisanna and Elfman, who possesses “Take-Over” magic, which allows her to take shape of animals, other wizards, or her “Satan Soul” forms. Mirajane is also an S-Class wizard who was rivals with Erza Scarlet when they were both young, often challenging her... read more
17 Anna Heartfilia

Anna is a genius! Not only did she find a way to make Eclipse work, but she also adapted to a totally different timeframe (400 years in the future, sorry for the spoilers). If that wasn't enough, Anna found a way to save herself, Ichiya, and many others from Acnologia by temporarily guiding him through the space between time. Then, she found a way out for herself and Ichiya. She truly is the most strategic and smart character in Fairy Tail and deserves to be in the top ten. Sorry, that's just my opinion, I don't want to offend anyone!

18 Eve Tearm
19 Kagura Mikazuchi
20 Wahl Icht
21 Mard Geer Tartaros
22 Ichiya Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki is a character in the anime and manga series "Fairy Tail," serving as the comic relief with his flamboyant personality and catchphrase, "Men!" He is the leader of the Blue Pegasus Guild's Trimens team and is known for his peculiar habit of sniffing and grading people's scents... read more
23 Rogue Cheney
24 Samuel Exceed
25 Minerva Orland
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