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, AND he's the youngest Wizard Saint ever! He became a Wizard Saint using Half of his powers. He also learned and casted extremely complicated and advanced spells like Square of Self-Destruction successfully after being explained how to just once. And he managed to copy Mystogan's magic in only a few days, and has used it during the GMG and went toe to toe against a Wizard Saint. He's a prodigy, he learns things so fast. Not to mention single-handedly infiltrated the Council...

Infiltrating the regulating body of magic and a group of the strongest mages in the continent keeping his real identity secret is a pretty badass thing to do. But the fact that the councillor and youngest wizard saint ever was a mere thought projection of his makes us wonder how powerful he really is. He was the first one in the series to have faced natsu in dragon mode and still fight as an equal even after fighting mages like erza..herself a force to be reckoned with. Still he didn't fight natsu with his full power for the towers destruction was undesired. Even then he would have killed natsu with abyss break had erzas previous attack not prevented him from doing so. Studying one type of elemental magic takes a lifetime for some while he all alone perfectly all four is a feat in itself..he's easily one of the strongest and smartest one in fairy tail..even stronger than laxus..while people proclaim laxus is stronger due to his endurance let me humbly point out no small level of ...more

He's very smart in my opinion but not number one, even though he's amazing. Levy is number one.

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 and Emperor of the Alvarez Empire, under the alias of Emperor Spriggan. He is the older brother of Natsu Dragneel and the father of August.

Genius. He found out the way to revive the dead when he was just a kid, so I think he should be above Mavis though Mavis's intelligence is focused on more.

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

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 magic council high security prison and freed one of their most important convicts. Not to mention she learned Arc of Time at a very young age, and learned ice make magic without your's guidance.

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

4 Mavis Vermilion

Do I even need to write a reason?

She needs to be first

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 get notoriety because she gets 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/know how to use magic. The people above her are mostly just knowledgeable in one area, while Levy knows lots about what seems like everything. Sure some people might say, "Well these people were smart as kids." Well we don't know much about Levys background so she could have been smarter as a kid.
-Your Fairy Tail Friend and Levy Lover,

She's the smartest ever. She's always reading and she figures things out very quickly

How is she not higher? She is an awesome bookworm!

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 Natsu, Erza, Happy, and Gray, and Levy Mcgarden. Lucy is one of the smartest characters in the manga/anime Fairy Tail. It has been shown that Lucy has figured out most of the arcs mysteries like the Starry Sky arc.

She is not good when it comes to fighting but she is very intelligent. Hiro Mashima mentioned that Lucy is actually the most intelligent character in team natsu. She has proved her extreme intelligence in tenrou island arc. She also saved Natsu by rewriting E.N.D.

She may be book smart, but she truly is a blonde bimbo in terms of logic and battle technique. She is smart but her arrogance clouds her mind and she ends up being pretty much stupid.

She rewrote END... that's all. This example is enough to prove her intelligence and the way she explained where is mavis grave was super awesome!

She has proved 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 Ur. Overall Gray is kind but cold he is a ice maker Mage with huge insecurities he loves his master and wants to take revenge on ond of Zerefs devil Deleora.

He's Really clever and really strategic should be a lot 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. more.

In my opinion she's nearly the smartest. She always seems to figure things out before the others do. She figured out nearly all the giant battles her and her team had and yet for some reason people over look that.

Erza is very Good at Coming up with a plan,and with her knowledge at sword fighting and hand to hand combat.

Erza Is Very smart to me.

12 Hibiki Lates
13 Rufus Lore

He memorized everything

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 more.
17 Anna Heartfilia

Anna is a genius! Not only did she find a way to make eclipese (sorry for my spelling) work, but she also adapted in a totally different timeframe (aka 400 years in the future, sorry for the spoileres). If that wasn't enough, Anna also found a way to save herself, along with Icychia and many otheres from Aconoligia, by temporally guiding him through the space between time, then she fould a way out for her and Icyica. She truley is the most stratigic and smart charecter in fairy tail, and deseves to at least be in the top 10. Sorry! That's just my opinion I don't want to offend anyone!

18 Eve Tearm
19 Wahl Icht
20 Mard Geer Tartaros
21 Ichiya
22 Rogue Cheney
23 Kagura Mikazuchi
24 Samuel Exceed
25 Minerva Orland
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