Strongest Fairy Tail Characters

The Top Ten
1 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 more.

400 years of well developed black magic
Created demons with powers almost no human could ever come close to
Feared by the whole world, and looked upon as the strongest and most evil mage of all time
The Emperor of 12 of the strongest mages in all of Earthland
Hated by god him/herself.
The reason for Fairy Tail to even exist.
Respected enough by the mighty Acnologia to have a conversation with the guy.
Mavis Vermillion's lover and killer.
Could kill you or anyone that is mortal with a single touch
The power to exterminate the whole world if he so dearly wished

With all of these feats you tell me just why he would not be ranked as the strongest Fairy Tail mage?

Zeref is known as the most dangerous wizard and that he's unrivalled, no one can match his power. His magic isn't death, its death itself, Also history has it 400 yrs ago he obtained immortality, he can't die and on top of that he created demons such as deliora and lullaby which were overwhelmingly powerful, in which lullaby had natsu erza and gray to take it down, and lullaby had your use iced shell on it and that ended with her dying. Well not exactly she was the shell, but none the less he's one terrifying wizard and should definitely rank 1st

Zeref can kill anything in the vicinity of him when he loses control of his power, because he CARES about human life. Also, he's immortal. Plus, the Ankseram (if that's how you spell it) Curse took away Mavis's life force (though she is alive) when they kissed, and Mavis has the same curse and is also immortal! How does that even work?! Among other powers, freezing time, sensing things around him, life magic, an empire at his command, black magic, and fire magic. So yeah, pretty overpowered, though Mavis is very close in strength.

Yes Zeref is currently the strongest character in the Fairy Tail universe, no doubt. Emperor of the feared Alvarez Empire who commands 12 super mages, including Fiore's strongest wizard God Serena. But much concern could also be given to Natsu since he is E.N.D, a demon that was created, say reanimated by Zeref, for the purpose of killing Zeref himself. We now even know that Zeref and Natsu are biological brothers. We'll soon find out who gets the title " strongest ".

2 Acnologia

Acnologia deserves at least 3rd place, as he destroyed Gildarts, who is rank three currently. His breath attack was vast enough to demolish Tenrou Island when he was toying with Fairy Tail, and Mavis Vermillion had to intervene to stop him. He destroyed a nation and intimidated the magic council. Even Zeref stated that he possessed sufficient power to destroy the world and bring about a new era. He isn't as powerful as Mavis, who could use Fairy Sphere to deflect his attacks and then implement Fairy Glitter to smite him. Nor is he as powerful as Zeref, who could overrun him with hordes of demons, and if he managed to survive, kill him with a flick of his wrist before a breath attack was possible. Zeref appears to be immortal, and Mavis seems to be able to come back from the dead at will, dwarfing Acnologia in power but still, he is formidable.

How can he not be #1? He nearly killed Gildarts, one-shot God Serena, Destroyed Tenrou Island nearly killing Fairy Tails main members, Tore the Dragon Slayers Dragons souls from their bodies, killed nearly all dragons and dragon slayers in existence, defeated (an albeit weakened) Igneel, his power was enough to terrify August, Zeref, and Irene, devoured the Ravines of Time, became the supreme being in Future Rogue's timeline while also being immune to his Dragon Supremacy Magic, and had he succeeded in absorbing the Dragon Slayers souls, and not get caught in Fairy Sphere which required the combined magic of every mage in Fiore he very well would have surpassed even Fairy Heart Zeref.

This Guy took out Gildarts who is #3 on this instantly. The Magic Council is so scared of it the ran at the mention of his name. Even Zeref believes Acnologia is powerful enough to destroy the world and bring about a new era. All of Fairy Tail combined was defeated easily by him and it took their combined power in addition to all that of Mavis Vermillion just to stop his breath attack. The only reason they survived was because he left thinking he had won.

Acnologia needs to be much higher on this list. Gildarts (#3 on this list) barely got away with his life on his first encounter with Acnologia. Zeref himself said Acnologia complicates things during the Alvarez Empire arc. During the same story arc, Acnologia defeated God Serena with a single strike, someone who beat the top four places in the Ten Wizard Saints (Hyberion, Warrod, Wolfheim, and Jura) all together. Alone. We haven't even seen Acnologia's full power yet. Someone of his power must be higher up.

3 Mavis Vermillion Mavis Vermilion is the first guild master of the infamous guild Fairy Tail. She started as a poor young girl with no parents and friends. She worked for the guild Red Salamander on Tenrou Island. Tenrou Island is also the island that belongs to the Fairy Tail guild where her grave is.

This is BS... Mavis is merely a tactician ( though most of her calculation ended in no much profit that could contribute much to the winning of the guild, but we'll consider she is real good in one way or another ). Her renowned Fairy spells : Fairy Glitter, Fairy Sphere and Fairy Heart are on the otherhand great piece of work. But what we see so far Fairy Glitter gets them a point in the Grand Magic Games, and Fairy Sphere barely saved the fairies from a mere roar of Acnologia, a mere roar! That too comes with a price of lost 7 years.
In conclusion, Mavis is awesome and one of the smartest character. But if we're talking strength, that's a whole different story.

It's pretty clear, from who she is, and her backstory, and her titles, and what's been shown of her in the manga, that she is extremely powerful. And not only that, but the most recent anime arc at the time that I write this is Fairy Tail Zero, which just might be the most adorable Fairy Tail arc ever.

I'm not even a Fairy Tail fan anymore, to be honest (though I still like it because it gives me a good laugh, and it's nice and friendly), but Mavis and the recent anime arc are awesome, and while a Fairy Tail fan I am not, a Mavis and Fairy Tail Zero fan I am.

Mavis is a girl of extreme potential. Not only can she easily outsmart her opponents, but a great wizard. Having only started learned magic for a short period of time, she was able to cast a spell that would take other 10 years to master. She also created the three great fairy magic that hold great destructive and protective force and seems to have a connection with lumen histoire, fairy tail's light and it's most powerful but, mysterious thing.

Mavis is the strongest character because she is the one magic and zeref the two cursed wizard lovers of black and white magic that every one wants to because Mavis is the fairy heart the ultimate and infinite source of magic that zeref need to resurect end.and why is zeref needing Mavis heart to resurrect her brother etherious natsu dragneel if he had the power to made it him self without the help of fairy heart.? It means that zeref is not powerful enought to revive her brother. It means only Mavis have the right amount of magical power to resurrect natsu.

4 Natsu Dragneel Natsu Dragneel is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild.Natsu is carefree and reckless in nature, and, despite his consistent brawls with the other members of Fairy Tail, he is a fiercely loyal and protective friend. He is willing to go down fighting for his friends, regardless of how futile it might seem. more.

He is adept with his Dragon Slayer Magic and makes use of it in many different ways in combat. As with all Dragon Slayers, he can consume his respective element, with the exception of that which he has created, to replenish his energy reserves. The heat of his fire can increase in temperature, which is proportional to Natsu's emotional state. Natsu subconsciously used this against Erigor; his flame's heat significantly rose as he got more enraged. This is also called the Flame of Emotion. He incorporates the flames he ignites into his fighting style, greatly increasing the damage of his blows. As such, Natsu's Magic revolves around the usage of fire that can spout from any part of his body.

Natsu is an amazing character. In my personal opinion, Natsu is the strongest character but not just physically; also emotionally and mentally. Natsu's dedication to his friends and guild is quite amazing, and he is strongest when he's angry. Natsu has been through so much in his past and present that it's made him stronger. The blunt, honest truth is that many people would sink into depression if they went through what Natsu has but he has the strength to have hope for a brighter and better future. So technically, he is the strongest character; it doesn't matter if it is only mentally and emotionally because that's more than some people can handle.

He is good with his Fire Magic, and, he can consume fire, like other Dragon Slayers. Consuming the fire also "revved him up", in many situations. He is also rather smart with his battle strategies.
Natsu is a loyal friend which will fight for Fairy Tail. His loyalty gives him some weaknesses, but mainly gives him strengths:fighting for the people he loves gives him more power. In the Phantom Lord arc, he was terribly injured by fighting Gajeel but when he saw his beloved guild being destroyed he was encouraged more and believed he had to fight for it.
Erza also said in the anime Phantom Lord arc that she believes Natsu would be the one to surpass her. Erza is a very formidable warrior with Requip so Natsu must also be powerful.

He is the Demon Lord! He is a dragon slayer taught by the fire dragon king! Beat god slayers and most of the other dragon slayers he met. Though I only recently started watching the anime - being only at the second season and I have read none of the mangas - so I do have a high chance - a very high chance - of being wrong. so it's basically called routing for you favourite but he has very high chance. He even beat wind mages at an early stage! I'm most likely wrong but if you think of it he is extremely strong and I believe in his power. He stood up where others couldn't. Its just what I believe. Doesn't make me right but it is what I believe.

5 Gildarts Clive

Crash, Gildarts' signature Magic, Crash is an extremely powerful Caster Type Magic that smashes everything the user comes into contact with into pieces. It can even be used to both crack Magic into pieces, nullifying its effects, as well as to reduce the Magic's power and to deflect it. Even the most powerful spells are rendered useless when faced with this destructive and highly advanced Magic, which is seemingly difficult to control even for an extremely powerful individual like Gildarts.

Cash, Gildarts' signature Magic, is an extremely powerful Caster Type Magic that smashes everything the user comes into contact with into pieces. It can even be used to both crack Magic into pieces, nullifying its effects, as well as to reduce the Magic's power and to deflect it. Even the most powerful spells are rendered useless when faced with this destructive and highly advanced Magic, which is seemingly difficult to control even for an extremely powerful individual like Gildarts.

Gildarts is the strongest wizard of fairy tail... The fact that he didn't show up during the battle with tartaros means that he is reserved for something much better... Like shanks, his true potential is still unknown... He has been shown to be inferior to acnologia, but he is stronger than mard geer (defeated by dragon force natsu and gray), hades (defeated by lightning flame dragon mode natsu), makarov, and many other strong characters... As of now, he is clearly inferior to only 4 characters... END, zeref, acnologia and mavis... He made natsu give up by just powering up... Gildarts is reserved for something special... Probably a future fight with one of the big three (END, zeref, acnologia)... Really looking forward to his grand return...

Gildarts Clive is a user of Crash Magic, which is capable of nullifying enemy magic, or destroying something instantly. Crash Magic is enough to defeat the second strongest member of Grimoire Heart, Bluenote Stinger, and it's what makes him the Ace of Fairy Tail. Even without Crash, he's still immensely powerful. His magic energy is enough to make Natsu, who is stubborn and never admits defeat, give up.

6 Laxus Dreyar Laxus is an S-Class Mage from the guild named Fairy Tail. Laxus is a very tall and muscular young man with orange eyes (portrayed as blue/gray in the anime); his hair is slicked back, its numerous spiky strands pointing backwards, though some falls down in a small tuft on his forehead. He has a distinct more.

He has a high amount of endurance and magical strength, he was able to summon two different magical powers that could level a city without straining. Defeated Raven tail single handedly with one hit each, he defeated Jura and fought him as an equal, he did more damage to Hades than Erza, Natsu, Gray, Lucy and Wendy did in their fight with him (Natsu defeated Hades with Laxus' power) and after getting hit with a power that would have killed him with his magical power but survived without his power than continued to nearly ko Hades with a normal punch. He beat tempest with only three hits then managed to survive with enough poisonous gas to kill half the country (even one breath can kill you)

Yeah Laxus is powerful. He bullied his dad and the other members of Raventail at the grand magic games by himself. Also he once defeated a powerful wizard saint and once fight Master Hades

Even as Laxus was on his deathbed, it was stated that with the amount of Magical Barrier Particles (fatal to wizards) that he had in him he should not be alive, but very dead. He was then able to beat Tempester the IMMORTAL who Natsu had been fighting against for several episodes and made no headway. That alone should say something, but there is also the fact that Natsu is ranked higher on this list than Laxus and while Natsu battled Tempester for several episodes with no headway earlier Laxus took him out in about ten seconds clearly showing Laxus' superiority. I will also note that when Natsu is serious, what power does he use? Oh yeah, Laxus' lightning! Enough said.

In the battle of fairy tail arc it took two S-class wizards (Mystogan and Erza) and two dragon slayers to finally beat this guy and Gajeel said they Didn't even beat him! He said it was a tie and Laxus has gotten much stronger than that over the years strong enough to beat natsu with one punch and send Gajeel running strong enough too beat a entire guild and its master and then went on to beat jura and strong enough to beat demons while his body Is filled with enough poison to kill a country and after all that he's completely fine and spends the rest of the arc being a badass

7 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.

To be honest, I believe that Jellal is indeed one of the most powerful mage in Fairy Tail as a antagonist and a supporting character. Not like I have a hate on Natsu but he should not be on the 2nd place. It should be Mavis followed by Precht or other powerful mages.

Jellal is a powerful and a great antagonist. He is a member of the Ten Wizard Saints back then and may still is if he was not taken as a criminal. Remember people, Jellal was the only antagonist in the anime who killed a somewhat important character in his arc. He killed Simon in one shot. If this does not explain anything and you are still convinced that Narsu or Gray is greater than him then I'm afraid that you are being biased on them.

Yes, Natsu defeated him but it was only because of a power up, a booster. If they fight seriously with out boosters then Jellal would beat him.

I also believe that he and Lacus are on par on strength and magic

Half the crap I'm reading on here is wrong. Overall, (not playing favorites), he should rank just under Zeref and Mavis. Heavenly Body Magic is relatively as strong (if not stronger) than Dragon, God, or Demon Slayer Magic.

He single handedly took out Oracion Seis, something even Jura had issues doing (granted Jura wasn't as powerful at the time).

The manga shows that Jellal (under the cover of Mystogan) actually beat Jura (not being overcome by the Shared Link Magic) at the Grand Wizard Games.

As he progressed with his newfound guild Crime Sorcereis (or something of the sort), his power practically increased tenfold, if not more.

After all this evidence, I cannot understand why people still underestimate Jellal. His power rivals that of Makarov, and is far more powerful than 90% of the others on this list.

This is practically a list of favorites. People need to get their facts straight first. This poll wasn't called Top Ten Favorite...

He should be number three on this list, right below Zeref and Mavis. Jellal is shown to be incredibly strong multiple times and uses a wide range of magic (unlike Natsu and Laxus who are somehow above him on this list) which are all extremely powerful as well. He was one of the Ten Wizard Saints as Siegrain and I'm pretty sure he's the only one who's actually killed someone. He also held up much better against the Oracion Seis than the other characters, even after being drained of some energy. Jellal should easily take number three on this list.

Jellal is stronger than Erza and Gray, probably Mirajane and Laxus. He's one of the 10 wizard saints, it may be in the past, but gaining that title isn't easy. Jellal was defeated by Natsu? That's because Natsu chew on the Lacrima (blue rock), supplying him with more energy. And Erza defending him from Jellal's attack, but Simon came in the way. Otherwise, Natsu would be dead by now. Jellal vs Jura in Grand Magic Games? Ultear distraction affected him. Apologize for saying much, but we aren't playing favourites here. And I disagree why I should be seeing Jellal in rank 11.

8 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.

Considering Erza's dream at the Tower of Heaven I would say that Erza should be considered as a very power wizard. That dream was more like a vision of what would have become if Erza did loss her life in that episode. So if that dream really was a vision of what might have been then Erza is at the level of the Ten Saint Wizards proving her to be worthy of the name Titania. I believe that Erza is stronger than Natsu but when she said that Natsu would surpass her I believe that if Natsu had a proper motivation he could possible over power her. Though at his present state he could easily be over powered by Erza because of the fact he does well in the category of strength but lacks in the category of intelligence.

Erza's signature form of Magic, is a type of Magic that allows her to swap weapons, armor and clothes at will. Her particular form of Requip is called The Knight. She is noted for her ability to requip extremely fast and is the only sword Mage known to be capable of swapping weapons and armors while fighting, something which made her well known throughout the Kingdom of Fiore and Magnolia Town, earning her the epithet "Titania" which means "queen of fairies". Although there are some mages more stronger than her, she is believed to be one of the most powerful mages in Fairy Tail. She wouldn't be an S Class Mage if she isn't deserving.

Alright, I don't really know where Natsu should rank but he is most definitely NOT stronger that Erza. Sure, he SEEMS stronger sometimes, but you must notice that he's the main character, and had some non-permanent tricks up his sleeves, this making him seem stronger.

Though Erza may not be the strongest, and also had acknowleding Natsu to had potential to be the strongest, people tender to ignore the 'potential' part of that.

No, he is not the strongest. Sure, he is strong. Incredibly so, even. But in all honestly, Erza is in a completely different level. She's a monster. Say; Fighting with all your senses robbed and pain level heightened to the max against a more than capable wizard and still win. Or fighting 100 monsters in which one of them not even the 10 saints (in other words, Master) could win against. Or stopping Jupiter. You get my point.

To summarize; Natsu can't beat Erza. For now.

I have to agree with all the placements EXCEPT Jellal's. Yes, when Erza fought him in the tower of heaven arc, she had a hard time. However, she has grown. I am also aware Jellal beat the oracion seis (spelling? ), however they were in a weakened state. Also, if he could use magic blasts only to defeat them, why couldn't Erza use her swords? It was shown that Erza did give Jellal some trouble with her attacks during their fight, and, again, Erza has grown and now generally requips into more armors, so I believe she could beat him. Some may use his forbidden abyss break spell in his defense, however Erza could stop the JUPITER CANNON with her adamantine armor, so I believe she could easily counter this spell. I think Erza should at least be in seventh place. I would debate on wether she's stronger than Laxus or not, but I'm too lazy.

9 Makarov Dreyar

The first should be Zerref, the second should be Mavis, the third should be Acnologia, and the fourth should be either Precht or Makarov. The reason why I can't decide which one should be fourth is because when Makarov and Precht fought, the only thing that kept Makarov from destroying all of grimoire heart in one move was Precht also having an end all be all move. At the moment I'd say Makarov should be number 4 and Precht should be Number 5. At number 6 should be Gildarts, number 7 Jellal, number 8 Laxus, number 9 Erza (you could switch those two around easily because Erza has armor that counteracts laxus's lightning armor), and at number 10 should be Mira Jane (although she could also take Erza's or Laxus's spot. It's another Precht VS Makarov Situation.)

Keep in mind that there is a 99% chance that Natsu, Grey, Gajeel, Wendy, and Lucy will probably surpass most of the people on this list but as of right now, they aren't as strong as these other people.

I can't believe how Makarov-sama is at 8th place shouldn't he be at least next to acnologia Well afterall he's the fairytail master and he's one of the ten wizard saints even powerful mages such as the SS-class wizard Gildarts Clive, S-class wizards Laxus Dreyar & Erza Scarlet and even the 5th strongest Ten Wizards Saints. (According to Lamia Scale's master) are afraid of him. And he was also able to stop acnologia for a short period of time. (I guess he could have stopped acnologia if he weren't that injured at tenroujima) and afterall he uses fairy law one of fairytail's 3 greatest magic

I don't know if I agree with him being under Natsu, Laxus, and Jellal. Overall he's a very powerful mage, he's getting old, and that might affect his magic, but I don't mind it at all. He should be higher than this, though.

Makarov is the Master of Fairy Tail. A member of the Ten Wizard Saints, Makarov has a wide array of magic available to him, and even immensely powerful mages like Gildarts Clive, Laxus Dreyar, Erza Scarlet, and Jura Neekis are afraid of him.

10 Hades

Hades easily overpowered Makarov, Fairy tail's strongest team, and laxus. He wields insanely powerful lost magic and is the leader of the most powerful dark guild in Fiore. He is clearly stronger than Erza, Laxus and Natsu, as the only reason he was defeated was because his source of power was destroyed and fairy tail's source of power returned.

Alright then here is what a lot of people forget about Hades. One is that he has unlimited magic power when he had his heart. Two If it wasn't for his heart being destroyed then he would have defeated Fairy Tail. And 3 is that it took all of Fairy Tail's Main cast to defeat him.

He is the 2nd master of Fairy Tail. Mavis woudn't pick him as the next master if he isn't just nothing. We all know that he easily defeated Makarov and he even created demons or monsters out of rocks! Although he was killed by Zeref, his powers will still be remembered by many.

Hades has defeated Makarov quite easily and without effort. He withstood Natsu's Fire Thunder Roar. He withstood Natsu's Erza's Gray's Lucy's attacks. Enough said.

The Contenders
11 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.

As said before, Mirajane is an extremely powerful Mage who hasn't shown the full extent of her abilities. On top of that we have Macro, a curse which can control other entities, living or dead, by ordering them around. Another factor to my vote is that she hasn't been seen going all out in a fight because, as she said, she can't fight to the fullest when other people are around. Without a doubt, I find her to be more powerful than Erza, who has received more screen time and character development, as well as more feats to back up her plot armor. We really haven't seen that much from Mira yet, but that is just because she hasn't had enough character development or feats, even though she could easily surpass Erza in terms of power and
-don't mind me saying- intelligence. Mira is an amazing character with so much talent, having had a difficult life and traumatic experiences. She is constantly underrated, but has so much potential and power at her disposal. She's undoubtedly one of the ...more

Mirajane is an extremely powerful Mage with a large array of various types of powerful magical abilities from lightning to darkness. She has an monstrous size of magical power and most fans of FT are unaware that mirajane does not and never has shown her full power... Small scenes of it have been shown but never to her full potential as she hold back when she's around people, because her magic is too volatile and destructive and she would most likely end up hurting he people around her... Normal mages don't their spells being forbidden unless there is a serious reason... Not even gildarts' crash magic is forbidden... She easily destroyed an entire city in a single rampage... Mirajane is not to be taken lightly as a character and deserves much more credit than is given to her normally... Other characters like erza are being compared to her and as erza is a formidable opponent, erza has not shown herself to be MORE powerful than Mira... People base this one the Asuma fight which was ...more

Hiro should most definitely give Mirajane more fights.I consider Mira as one of the most strongest mages in Fairy Tail so it would be a waste to see her have so much potential but could not put her magic power to use.
Mira's "Satan Soul" is not to be mess with but it's no point giving her such strong and effective magic when she couldn't even put it to use.I feel that it's time Mirajane got out of her comfort zone and really start kicking ass!...Even if she's not the main character the least she deserves is to fight someone incredibly strong...someone on par with her without the help of any other mage.

Mirajane and Erza are equally good. But I think she can outshine Erza. If they fought, they might be a draw, or maybe Mira would win. Come on, Erza's Magic doesn't allow her to hurt Mira but Mira can kick the hell out of Erza's ass! Not even Erza's, Laxus', Gildarts', etc. magic is forbidden while Mirajane's magic is! It was mentioned that she destroyed a city like it was nothing. She also has spells that use lightning, water, and other more. She also has the potential to surpass Gildarts and Laxus. I've read the recent manga chapter about Mirajane being able to possess the curse Macro. It says that with Macro, you can control or manipulate living creatures or even corpses. Therefore, she can effortlessly ask Erza, Laxus, Gildarts, or even the most powerful mage to kill themselves if she wants to. I also think she should be awarded as one of the Ten Wizard Saints because she has a massive amount of magic power that isn't normal for mages. Seriously, Mirajane is so underrated. Hiro ...more

12 Igneel

He's a dragon. By the way you might not believe me but I am special and I know what's going to happen and if you don't want a spoiler well spoiler alert Igneel knew something like this would happen where all the dragons attack or just anything with a Dragon that's why there are dragonslayer's still even at that age and time he taught NATSU dragonslayer magic so he could take down all those dragons same with all the others because the prophecy is that well that they will have to kill a powerful dragon, not an army of thousands

"Igneel is the king of fire dragons, He is below Mira on this list when I made this post. Why? Igneel even ripped off Acnalogia's arm for goodness sake, but Igneel did lose, that's because he was half-dead. For someone who didn't have a soul that's a pretty fine accomplishment, Makarov's arm got burned by atlas Flame. ATLAS FLAME! Who claimed to be beaten by Igneel many times. Even Erza is higher on this list, Igneel is one of the most kind, powerful dragons that was ever in the anime."

Whoa whoa. If you're gonna put dragons on here than just let them take all the top spots, especially the KING of the fire dragons. Igneel should be number two. He was the closest to beating Acnologia. Had he not been dormant for so long he might have had a better chance. He needs to be at number 2. The other characters couldn't beat him if they tried. It's insulting for him to be so low on this list. Definitely #2

I think Igneel should be a lot higher on this list. First of all, he is Natsu's father. If Natsu is already fourth then Igneel should be third or something. Second, he is a dragon, and dragons are very powerful what more do you want? Although Acnologia half killed him, it is possible that Igneel was taken off guard and was unprepared. If Igneel did not hold back and attacked Acnologia when he was off guard Igneel could have killed Acnologia.

13 Gajeel Redfox Gajeel Redfox is a fictional character from the anime Fairy Tail. He is the Iron Dragon Slayer. He was an antagonist in his first appearance, fighting main character Natsu Dragneel. He later ended up turning to Fairy Tail's side, and most commonly fights alongside Levy McGarden and Panther-Lily.

Like Natsu, Gajeel was taught by a dragon to manipulate a particular element into his fighting style: in Gajeel's case, the dragon Metalicana taught him how to use Iron Dragon Slayer Magic. However, as the name implies, his Dragon Slayer Magic deals with iron instead of fire. Just as Natsu eats fire to regain his strength, so can Gajeel eat iron to regain his own. His teeth and jaw muscles are apparently powerful enough to gnaw through solid metal with ease, and he can devour even the Magic-canceling metal of the Dorma Anim. Gajeel's Magic deals with producing multi-sized iron rods as well as changing parts of his body into steel.

Gajeel has not only taught his younger brother (Rouge) how to use shadow dragon slayer magic, but he can also use it himself. Gajeel in his Iron-Shadow Mode is as fast as Laxus and can endure most physical attacks, he can also phase into shadows giving him another advantage in both attack and defense. In addition, Gajeel can also harden his iron into steel by eating carbon

Gajeel is an extremely strong character because when he comes in contact with different elements, he can combine them together to make a new form of his. (Such as creating ' Iron Shadow Dragon mode' from Rogue's shadow, and ' Steel Dragon mode ' by combining the dark carbon particles in the dark waters with his iron while fighting Torafusa in the Tartaros arc. ') Plus, I do not know why he did not fight future Rogue in the Grand Magic Games Arc. He technically beat future Rogue, when future Rogue possessed the present Rogue, so why didn't Gajeel fight him instead? Just because Natsu is the main character does not mean he has to fight all the main villains in every arc. Gajeel has real potential but is given absolutely no credit for it. In addition to that, he went through a major character development when he joined fairy tail, by allowing Laxus, Jet and Droy to beat him up along with saving Levy from Laxus' lightning bolt just to gain their acceptance into the guild. That also takes ...more

Maybe not the strongest, but at least he has his place in the top ten. He's one of the most powerful Fairy tail's mages, one of the seven Dragon Slayer (and one of the three from the first generation (and one of the two who mastered two elements)). He's a really capable fighter, with or without magic and, unlike Natsu, he can make a good use of his brain.

About his fights: He gave a hand to Natsu during the fight against Laxus, while protecting Levy; he was on a spy mission for Makarrov (he had to infiltrate Raven Tail, which is not the easiest thing on Earth); he single handled two guys from Grimoire Heart, who were not half bad; he beat out of Rogue (which I think might be another strong one)... Wait, not even Rogue! it was the Shadow in Rogue, he defeated! what else... did I mention the guy from Tartaros? well now that's done (I know, he would be dead if Levy hadn't be there to bring him air, but, even so, he took out one demon on his own, while underwater! ).

So, we ...more

14 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 more.

I'm really dispointed not seeing gray at the top 5, the creator of this anime gave too much power to the main character, natsu, and not much to gray, which is supposed to be the closest character to natsu in terms of power, but unfortunately, when you watch the anime you'll find that natsu does everything and everybody is talking just about him, which makes you sometimes predict that he wil always win the fight, yes I agree natsu is the main character but it would be much more interesting if the author gave a little more attention to gray, it'll make the serious more interesting.

He was included in the Top 10 because he is now an Ice Devil Slayer. Therefore, he is now a match for Natsu Dragneel. And, he eats ice too! He also defeated Rufus easily. Before he got his Ice Devil Slayer Magic, we already know that he is a mastered-mage of Ice-Make Magic. So yeah, I thought he is just some normal mage but now he possesses The Ice Devil Slayer Magic which Silver gave him. From what I know, it's one of the rarest magic in Fairy Tail and its ice doesn't melt easily.

Creation magic = unlimited potential, badass without dragon or bloodline or bull plot power. Main character with side character fights but even so cool personality. Always caring about others (esp Erza, Lucy and Natsu) and when he is serious he can do anything. Freeze flames, create walls of ice, freeze stuff or shield people faster than anything, fight bare handed endure tons of beating and even yes, even talk back to Erza :). Too bad he is mostly used as a comical character.

After recent episodes in the Tartoros Arc we see that Gray acquires a type of magic called devil slayer magic. We haven't seen him in action yet but when he froze all the anti-magic particles around Gajeel, Natsu, Laxus, Lucy, and Juvia it says everything. "I am now a badass back tf up." Gajeels face is enough to realize that Gray should be in the top ten after becoming the Ice Devil Slayer. We also see in the latest intro that Natsu and Gray would be fighting together to defeat Mard Geer. If he is on par with Natsu now why is there a gap of almost 10 ranks between the two. He is definitely stronger the Erza right now. I am not trying to be a hater but I think the people voting for Natsu are basing it more on his role in the anime and manga than on his actual skill as a Dragon Slayer. Examples are ranking him above Acnologia. what! he is a regular or advanced dragon slayer at best and he is ranked above a dragon slayer that killed so many dragons that he became one. Show some respect ...more

15 Jura Neekis

Listen, Jura is strong, impeccably so- But all of you saying he is stronger than Gray is highly debatable as Gray has become much more stronger since the GMG's. Put it into Perspective, Jura is a powerful fighter who has powers similar to earth bending-abilities but his true strength lies in his sheer experience.

Jura's weaknesses are quite clear. He has underestimated his opponents before, Hot-eye and Laxus are two examples, Hot-eye was able to effectively destroy and redirect anything Jura threw at him and Laxus surprised him and he couldn't out do Laxus in endurance.

Now I think we can agree that Hot-eye now would never stand a chance against people like Gray or Natsu, but if we are to believe that he has trained (despite being in prison) then we can estimate that Jura's chances against Gray himself has diminished greatly to.

Gray is very much like Jura in how he fights, he takes time to analyze his opponent and carefully pre-determines his attack strategy as ...more

Your crazy if you have him this low on the list, bring hi. Into a power contest and battle with grey and, grey would be left permanently cold if you catch what I'm freezing, sooo CHILL on the bs, jura could maybe beat anyone 4-10 maybe even higher if he attacked with intent of a quick decisive victory I can't see grey in his pre prime life ever touching jura, even if lockus did, he couldn't beat him Either, especially if lockus utilized his elemental advantage he has ovee juvia grey and any water based wizard in any and all anime J~$,

Even if Gray is now an Ice Devil Slayer, Jura's abilities are much more superior than Gray's, Jura is one of the most powerful wizards in the anime, not the most powerful but he deserves at least in the top tens.

Laugh out loud, Jura is in 15? Seriously? He must be in Top 10 or whatever, because he is one of the Ten Saints!? Come on people! Vote the correct one who is the strongest!

16 Ultear Milkovich

Many forget about her. I personally believe she is top probably third strongest behind mavis & zeref. Her power is immense. As a child she had SO MUCH magic power that she became ill because of it. But rather than removing the overflowing magic power that her mother opted to do, researchers ENHANCED her magic at a very young age which made her even STRONGER. She could probably take on natsu or whoever grown if she was like 5.. Moreover she has many versatile abilities, aside from having her mothers' (who was considered as strong as a wizard saint) Ice make magic, she has countless other magics - name Time magic. She was taught this magic by Hades, who probably believed she would be the only one to be able to utilize it. She was the sole reason everyone was able to beat the dragons.

She should be much higher than #18. She should at least be #8 in my opinion. She has IMMENSE magic power, enough to give her a fever at such a young age! And then it was INCREASED FURTHER. She uses Time arc, which controls the time of both organic and inorganic objects. It is a pretty darn useful and powerful form of lost magic. Also her ice-make magic is also quite impressive. She is the leader of the Seven Kin and is daughter of your, whose Ice-make magic put her at wizard saint! Not to mention she saved countless people during the GMG. She is with no doubt, one of the strongest wizards in Fairy Tail.

And here's Ultear! Ultear is the founder of Crime Sorciere, along with Meredy, as well as the eldest of the Seven Kin of Purgatory. She's the daughter of your, Gray's teacher, someone who many said to be at the level of a Wizard Saint, like Jellal and Jura. She has Arc of Time, a powerful Lost Magic, and Ice-Make skills as great as her mother. She actually had so much magic power as a child, not only was all the magic power was making her sick, she was considered for the Oracion Seis but rejected due to having so much magic that the Six Prayers spell wouldn't work! She's definitely at Wizard Saint level.

Literally time is something she can take away, and she can make anything from ice. If she can control time then she could make you feel all the pain you've ever felt. She could kill someone by fast forwarding their life. If she is injured she could heal herself. She can restore any broken or damaged object. Her power would take a very long time to explain.

17 God Serena

What God Serena is in lower place. He is the first ranking wizard saint and he must be on top it is obvious his name contains God. Also he knows different dragon slayer magics.

How is he 20th? He's the strongest of the Four Gods Of Ishgar and the Ten Wizard Saints. Lamia Scale's master said that the Four Gods Of Ishgar (top four members of the Ten Wizard Saints) were hardly even human they were that strong. Anyway Zeref wouldn't have made him one of the Spriggan 12 if he was really weaker than some of the people he's ranked under. He's certainly on a whole other level compared to Jura who is the 5th most powerful of the Ten Wizard Saints. We'll see more of his power and I'm very excited for when they animate him using his powers as I believe he'll be a very interesting character!

It's a shame to only see such small glimpse of a really great character. We haven't seen much of him. Probably, just probably, hiro's biggest mistake to only show small appearance of him in such an incredible series.

Now I know this list is favorites. God Serena took out four Wizard Saints at ONCE. And he has eight lacrimas in his body. He is probably the second strongest dragon slayer after Acnologia (even though he still stood no chance against him). He should be in the top 5

18 Mard Geer

Mard Greer needs to be higher. Gajeel and Mirajane would get beat into the ground and I don't know how Mystogan would fare against him. I mean, the demon went head to head with the celestial spirit King! Even with the ice devil slaying powers from Silver, he still took out Gray. He should be higher

He was injured and is holding defeated Natsu wanting to finish him.Then Gray appears out of nowhere and hits him with ice devil arrow.And he did not use Memento mori.If he did,he would whoop their asses.

Yeah Gray defeat him...but with help of Sting,Rogue and Natsu.And they got lucky because Mard didn't see Gray is still standing,if he see,he would defeat him like he did with dragon slayers.

On par with the celestial spirit king, second most powerful demon Zeref made (as far as I know) and could only be defeated by many many people teaming up, then Zeref sealing the deal

19 August

I'm assuming the low rank is a result of him not appearing in the anime yet. Nevertheless, August is by far one of the strongest mages in the entire series. Personally, I'd rank him fourth (probably) but he still might stand a chance against the top 3 in a battle.

Guys we really don't know his potential but the way makarov describes him...I'm guessing he's gonna be a really big threat to fairytail

He almost destroyed all of fiore. He would have if he hadn't seen his mother and stopped.

August is the Strongest of the Spriggan 12 and Whay does he in the 20th Position? I prefer if he's in top 6 or 5 position.. He is a very strong wizard

20 Kagura Mikazuchi

Kagura's fighting style is all about the use of her sword. she can evenly match erza in a sword fight and can even destroy Erza's adamantium armor (which was able to defend against jupiter although it get destroyed in the process) all while her sword is still sheathed. when she unsheathed her sword she able to destroy lines of large buildings in magnolia with just one swing. who knows how much her power goes when her sword is unsheathed? Erza and kagura is not very far in terms of skill and power. but I would say erza is only 3-5% stronger than kagura as kagura was able to beat the crap out of erza in just 2 minutes, with out damage, and while her sword is still sheathed which was never before seen. and with her gravity magic even stronger than libra, a golden celestial spirit, she is with out a doubt one of the most powerful mages in the fairy tail series.

Actually when some other wizards in other guilds Get their second Origin they can totally defeat Fairy tail but I'm not telling that fairy tail is Weak but there are some mages in other guilds that can beat them like Kagura. Remember she can control the gravity and much stronger than Libra.

As Far the story goes Kagura Mikzuchi is the Strongest Swordswoman She can fight Without using magics but using his Fighting skills

For me She must belong in the top 15 strongest mages

A Unsheathed sword that can cut a strong defense armor from erza is not a small thing. She is extraordinary in terms of speed and strength she can easily destroy minerva if she didn't overwhelm her anger. She deserves to be in top 15

Kagura can defeat them. By using only her sword and cut's erza's adamantine armor by a single swing of her sword. And that adamantine armor save the fairytail from a blast of Jupiter. So she is deserve in the place of erza. But not say that erza is not strong I'm just say that be fair of voting.. God bless all.☺☺

21 Wendy Marvell

I think Wendy is around 13th due to the fact she defeated a demon by herself. However someone people say shes stronger than gray and that's a bunch of bull crap Gray can fight END to a stand still and End ends up killing Zeref and acnologia so LOL Gray used to be a weakling with no hope than he got devil slaying magic and became op no fairy tale member is as strong or stronger than him except for natsu and Mavis. FUrhtermore, people think glidartis is stronger than him but he was instantly defeated by acnologia so natsu/end ends up killing him and Gray fights natus/end to a standstill so don't give me this crap however I love Wendy, and I don't doubt that she will become the most op character in like 20years

Wendy is only 13 years old and she has unlocked dragon force and was able to defeat Ezel, if that's not impressive, I don't know what is. She also has been an extremely helpful asset to team Natsu with her healing and support magic. She has become so much stronger, she was powerful before but she lacked confidence and often fainted after casting spells. Wendy has proven everyone wrong who thought she was weak or useless.

Wendy's 12 years old, guys. And she can use dragon force. I bet you that Natsu wasn't anywhere near as strong when he was twelve. Not only is she really physically strong, but she has a load of magic power as well. Wendy's only so low down because of her age, but if she was Natsu's age she would definitely be higher than him.

Wendy is a Dragon Slayer. She could be as strong as Natsu or Gajeel one day. Her power surely over ranks Lucy and she should be placed higher. Wendy is capable of healing and increasing the power of others. She is amazingly strong for only being 12 so imagine how powerful she'll be when she's older.

22 Eileen Belserion

Irene is the strongest woman in the 12 along with the strongest male member August. She should be higher. She stood up against Acnologia and that's an incredible feat!

After the final season of fairy tail comes out, she and August will definitely be in the top 5. She invented dragon slayer magic.

To be fair this list was made long before she came around, so...that explains how underrated she is

She went Solo against Acnologia and survived whats more to say!

23 Ur

Your, you are my hero. You inspire me every day with your sacrafice. I also thought it was pretty funny when... well, I will give you a hint: "Gray, your cloths! " That never gets old. your, if you could see this, you would smile. I know it. You were a great teacher, ice and all. My dad said that ice was weak. All I could think of is if ice is so weak, how could your defeat Deliora with the spell... well, I'm not even going to say it. Don't you forget that what shaped a lot of the Fairy Tail guild is you. The fans of Fairy Tail will understand this, and I hope that Gray and Leon will too.
-#1 fan, TaurusZodiac101

Ultear's mother, and the woman who taught Gray and Lyon all of their Magic, your was immensely powerful. Some even saw her as being capable of becoming one of the Ten Wizard Saints. Your had many powerful Ice-Make spells, which she passed down to Ultear. As a last resort, she could even use the Iced Shell.

She was close to becoming one of the ten wizard saints though...

Gray really is stronger than her. He has devil slayer magic

24 Juvia Lockser Juvia Lockser is a Fairy Tail Mage . When Juvia was young she was abandoned by her parents because she was followed by the rain . Juvia lived in a orphanage but she never felt at home there she was mistreated by the children there because she was different from them,she was a Mage she had blue hair more.

Juvia is an extremely skilled user of Water Magic. It allows her to produce, control, and manipulate water. She can use the water in a variety of different ways, such as producing blades of water that can even slice through solid rock and metal, or forming waves of tremendous power and force to damage her opponents, or even trapping opponents in mini-prisons made of her water. Juvia also has the ability to turn into water, seemingly without thought, thus allowing both physical and magical attacks to pass through her without harming her.

If Gray where to say that this world and everything in it was the reason he hated life and was gonna commit suicide Juvia would destroy the world and everything in it. she is so powerful when they met Merdy and she was beating both Juvia and Erza easily... then she threatened gray that was her first mistake her second was thinking she could then stop Juvia even though she went from knocked out to ERZA saying I'll leave this to you because she knew she was no match but Juvia is when gray is threatened she even passes out but comes to just because of his voice then chases them NO LIMITS to her power so how is she 18 come on

Oof, come on, what are you guys babies? Its not a "top 10 favorites" list or something, just get real for a while. Juvia Lockser, okay, what is she even doing here? (obviously stalking Gray to be honest).
Her element or magic is water, duh, it's nothing in front of others. I basically think she is weaker than Lucy, Loke, Wendy, Chelia..yeah even the kids.
She stands on the same level as Levi, both blue haired dorks chasing awesome guys. At least Levi's looks are acceptable, than here comes our water mage, totally creepy with frizzy hair and blank eyes. Not to mention her 'white' skin tone. She's all about impressing Gray n random crap.
She doesn't deserve to be in this list AT ALL, where LEGENDS like your, Kagura and other powerful wizards like Rogue, Sting and Wendy are below her. Geez, it doesn't make any sense.
Everybody's commenting here like "She's extremely powerful" and "She's underrated" blah blah blah. But just think for a while, she never came up with any good ...more

Why is Juvia so underestimated? The only reason that people don't think she deserves to be higher is because there are barely any one-on-one fights of her. The only one-on-one fights that I recall are the fight with Meredy, an opponent even ERZA herself was unable to defeat and the fight with the celestial spirit, Aries. She incredibly defeated both of them Juvia-style, of course, and fought well. In my opinion, she could be higher than Gray if it wasn't for the Gray-sama thing.

25 Warrod Sequen

Even though Warrod is the 4th Wizard Saint, he himself stated that it is just a title and that he wields no powerful offensive capabilities.

I don't more of Warrod, but I think he's strong because it is clearly stated that he was the one of the founder of the Fairytail's guil.

Nononononono he's so powerful though

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