Best Characters In the Anime Fairy Tail

The Top Ten

1 Erza Scarlet Erza Scarlet

When I was on the early episodes of Fairy Tail, I seriously considered on dropping it. I honestly almost dropped too, if it weren't for Erza. I always knew 'someone really strong' was making an appearance, and when she actually did, my interest in this anime just increased 100x more. Later, I started loving others and this anime in general, I even read the manga, but if it weren't for her, I wouldn't have had really experienced Fairy Tail's greatness. Erza wouldn't be my favourite character, but I really really love her. - Eleanora

I think she is like the only character who challenged someone of her own will and never lost. Erza will be the best character in fairy tail forever. She is the perfect balance of wit, humour and strength, something that isn't normally seen altogether in a single character.

No matter what all the haters out there might say, Erza is one of the best female characters ever. She's flawed, and because of that she tries her hardest to be a better person in spite of her background. She fights for what she believes in and will always protect her fairy tail family.

Best character in history.

2 Jellal Fernandes 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.

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 love jellal he's handsome and awesome

I examine Jellal in four stages.

1. Child Jellal

He is cute, kind, gentle, selfless and courageous. He loves his friends and would never do anything to hurt them. However, he is hopeless and angry and bitter towards his captors. I like him and feel sorry for him.

2. Crazy Jellal (Ultear's manipulation-resolution of Tower of Heaven Arc)

His lack of hope for the future and the potential for achieving freedom and his anger and bitterness towards his captors give Ultear an advantage when she manipulates him. I also believe that as a child without training in the field of magic or magic abilities of his own he was more susceptible to magical manipulation. I desperately wanted him to triumph over his darker emotions and Ultear, but I do not blame him for breaking. He is now cruel, selfish and manipulative. I know he is crazy, but that does not excuse his behavior, especially as he gets older. He was good and he had a strong sense of justice. His perspective may ...more

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.

3 Gray Gray

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.

Gray Fullbuster is my favorite character for many reasons. (This is going to be long) First of all, his backstory is tragic. (SPOILERS) He was blamed for the death of his mentor who sacrificed herself for him and as a result his childhood 'friend' grew up to hate him. He watched his parent's get murdered by a demon, and then his guardian who he was closest too got killed murdering that same demon. Just when he though his father was alive, he dies in front of him. And yet he lives on, and is brave and selfless. Secondly, his fights. Now that he has devil-slaying magic, I believe that he's possibly stronger than Natsu (Maybe equal to END? ) and maybe matched evenly with Erza. He can freeze literally EVERYTHING! And his abilities are great, like his blood-ice thing. He uses his brain as well, such as producing magic too fast so that Rufus' mind couldn't keep up, freezing his own blood because of one detail Ultear mentioned, working with Lyon to figure out Racer's secret (that episode ...more - RebeccaDarking

Gray is an underrated character. He's a skilled tactician, and also one of the most level headed characters in the series when he's not arguing with Natsu. - notbirdlandstew

4 Natsu Natsu

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.

Probably one of the worst characters ever. Over the course of 400 chapters he has received no character development whatsoever. There were moments where he could have some development, but they were just thrown out the window. For example, it was implied that Lisanna and Natsu have a very close bond with each other. Yet a few chapters after Lisanna is reintroduced to Natsu, she is then given the same treatment as Max; almost complete irrelevance. Another moment was when Gildarts told Natsu that one should notice their weakness to become stronger. This solid piece of advice was completely shoved to the side as well when Natsu was fighting against Zancrow. He should just bailed the fight along with other members and hid for a couple of years to train then do a massive comeback. Instead, he does his typical friendship gimmick and pulls off an insane move (granted it did look pretty bad-ass). Which brings me to another fault in his character, the friendship philosophy. A very common ...more

I am only on season 2 of the anime. Read none of the books/mangas. I have so far always been routing for Natsu. I loved the scene where Erza's crying and it's his motive for standing up to the enemy. I know he isn't the only character who has strong feelings for his comrades. The is just something likable about him. He is a fun character but when it's time to be serious he is serious. When things seem to serious for the kids or the watchers in general he does something funny as in he doesn't understand or he has motion sickness. But when it comes to that he doesn't become a different character to be funny, he is himself as are many character's in the series. If his character gets motion sickness he gets motion sickness. The scene where Wendy cures him of motion sickness for a short time, of course he would get excited. This is someone who for the first time can enjoy transportation even if it's for a short time. I found myself routing for him since day one. Of course I enjoy the heart ...more

I'm sorry but all you people going and thumbs downing supportive comments for natsu it is rude and not needed. If you don't support the character don't vote or comment. I don't understand why some people are hating on this great character. You say he has no character development well I find this funny considering he has literally the most character development and complex personality of any of the fairy-tail characters and they haven't even done a specific arc on him yet like they have for the other characters. You go and comment on how you don't like him and I ask well why do you like another character. They all have much simpler personalities and pasts and yet you hate on natsu for no reason. Some of these comments may not be specific as to why they do like him but not everyone has the time or energy to think of every reason and write it here I think you should respect that. If you need a reason to like this character here it is. NATSU is a very kind person. He accepts almost anyone ...more

One, you say that we shouldn't vote if we don't like a character even though it's our opinion and you can't stop us from saying them. Two, what about the people who were evil first then turned good? That's not development?! And three, I bet you couldn't name 3 times Natsu didn't have friendship speeches in his fights. - 906389

5 Ultear Ultear

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


Beautiful story! Her relationship with Gray is very interesting, and when she died I seriously almost cried. I like how her and Jellal both accepted they did things wrong and formed Crime Sorciere, and I love when her and Meldey interact! I like the moment when they spice Jellal with hot peppers in the grand magic games

Beautiful character! Should be at LEAST #4 - Euphorian

She thicc, she perfect, she dead, she best girl, she Ultear

Outstanding character. Definitely in my top 5. Her backstory, caniving and manipulative nature, and plain awesomeness make her one of the best characters in the series. - notbirdlandstew

6 Sting Eucliffe Sting Eucliffe

Do I need to explain? He is kind, loving and adorable. I'm not going to talk about how hot he is (he is the sexiest guy I know) because that will make me sound like the other comments. His character made such an emotional impact on me; the loss of Lector completely changed him, a genuinely unique character who was not born evil. He was abused, bullied and rejected; now as Sabertooth's master, he ensures the well-being of every comrade, guild member or not. His character even makes huge impacts on the mains, particularly Natsu (we can see this via the episode 'Natsu's Mind - Natsu's subconscious creates an image of Sting to guide him. Not Gray, not Lucy, not even Igneel, but Sting). The fact he picked Sting shows the huge impact he has on others as a character. I love him to bits, and any haters really need to look at his character development and personality. Because personally, he is my all time favorite anime character.

He may have been a jerk at first but he grew from that and he evolved and plus he is very handsome.

He's strong, sweet, UNBELIEVABLY HOT and just a total amazing character. he is so underrated and deserves more attention; he's my all time favourite anime character!

He is so cute!

7 Mirajane Mirajane 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.

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

Mira deserves more screen time. She's underrated and overrated at the same time. She's supposed to be super strong, but she's often portrayed as weak and bad at battling. She's also underrated for the same reason; she only ever gets good fight scenes when she's mad for her siblings or if her opponents are weak. She deserves more fight scenes!

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.

With her Mirajane-Seilah form, she's basically OP. She can gain full control of anyone just by waving her hand. Not to mention her Mirajane Alegria form basically allows her to use EVERY Tartaros Demon's power.

8 Juvia Juvia

Juvia is a very interesting character, and she is attractive in ways. Her style is very odd, but very sweet. Her powers are powerful and she's quite strong. Juvia may be not the most perfect, but she describes people in real life with their relationships. Juvia is very quirky, and that's what I like about her. She's very sweet deep inside.

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

Easily the best option on this list

Shes really badass and doesn't get enough screen time unfortunately. she is my second favourite fairy tail charecter after erza - vegeta_erza_shisui

9 Laxus Laxus

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.

God damn, I was just hanging around when I stumbled upon this comment and it made me vote for Laxus.

Agree on how underdeveloped other characters are! - Tuana123

The ultimate example of character development, and one of my favorites in the series. Laxus is first introduced as someone who acts as a superior and looks down at everyone else in the guild, even his grandfather Makarov. But after the Battle of Fairy Tail, you can see how much he cares for the guild, and also The Thunder God Tribe as well. What makes Laxus outstanding however, is his transition is not just some 100% bad to good change like Minerva. It's a realistic one, as he still retains some elements of his old personality. - notbirdlandstew

This character development is stunning! Especially during his arc! He and Makarov’s relationship is nice and even though he was a jerk for a long while he realized his mistakes and started anew after some thinking! I love how him and his friends started opening up to the guild and he fought really well in the Alvarez arc! Should be #5 or above - Euphorian

One word could resume the character of Laxus: Badass. Since the beginning of the serie, he received a real character development and he's not anymore the same guy he was before. Each of his appearance of just Epic (tenrou island, great magic games...) With no equivalent in the guild, he is without any doubt my favorite fairy tail character and the main reason why I watch this serie.

10 Lucy Lucy

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

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.

I don't really like lucy and I find her cliche but I respect her development - vegeta_erza_shisui

I just love the character of Lucy, she is the prettiest and most heartwarming character of FT, although l don't like the way how writers treat her and people consider her worthless and say she is weakest. But I don't agree to any of that, she started late than all of other guildmates but still she turns out to be more powerful than any of her guildmates, she is in the strongest team. Her celestial magic is just beautiful, especially urano metria. She is strong even without magic like when in adolas she defeats a big monster by using just a whip and her brain. Her backstory is also the most relatable showcasing that she never received love from anyone and she yearns for it, that's why she loves her celestial spirits more than anything. Character wise she is intelligent, smart, a little shrewd, but never leaves her frnds in need, she doesn't hold on a negative grudge against anyone like cana when she cheats on her in s class trial or Minerva at grand magic games, she is benevolent and ...more


The Contenders

11 Gajeel Redfox 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.

He is absolutely amazingly strong and has a large amount of character development! He has been willing to better himself into a better human being once he entered Fairy Tail and hands down has a great badass personality. His personality also hold a lot of depth which makes him really interesting and unique.

Gajeel's transformation really sold his character for me. He started out as this heartless brute who is really only in it for himself, to someone who learns to really care for his comrades. His strength and magical prowess also helps things.

Gajeel is by far my favorite character. He had great character development and I think he has a really cool design.

The best character in the series - Metalblade94

12 Freed Justine Freed Justine

Freed is absolutely my favorite character. His magic is powerful and elegant and he's much more complex than any other character in Fairy Tail.

One of the most intelligent characters in the series. - notbirdlandstew

Freed is just the sweetest, most intelligent, most handsome, kindest, and all around amazing little cinnamon bun you have ever laid eyes on. Voting him's easy!


13 Zeref Zeref 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.

If his last name is Dragneel does that mean he is related to Natsu

Hey why is Zeref so underrated? Get him higher! Zeref is a badass, awesome character who's extremely kind but was misled. Everyone hates him for his curse, though he never intended to kill anyone and warned them to stay away. 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 ...more - Goku02

Zeref should be higher. - vegeta_erza_shisui

Zeref is amazing vote for zeref!

14 Rogue Cheney Rogue 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.

Better than Sting

He's composed, almost always in control of the situation, not to mention being in control of shadows would seem like an OP power. - notbirdlandstew

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.

15 Meredy Meredy

Puberty. Meredy did it right (I stole this by the way)

My favourite character in the whole series. I just love her as a character

Meredy, although she isn't shown too much, is in my opinion a great character. She is very strong and developed a lot in the short period we saw her. She claimed during her scuttle with Rusty that she lived in the present and he lived in the past, meaning that she's optimistic, and has a reason to live-live for your friends

I think she should be number 1. She has been one of the only characters in fairy tail who I really liked then ended up hating.

You liked her then ended up hating her or hated her then ended up liking her? - Meredy_FT

16 Gray Fullbuster 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.

Gray's so good he's on this list twice. - MirajaneStrauss

He looks like L from death note...heez cool

17 Wendy

Honestly, Wendy should at least be in the top ten. When she was first introduced, she was very shy and modest and mainly used her powers for healing. But ever since she joined Fairy Tail, she slowly became more confident and stronger as well. I mean, she even got her Dragon Force when she was twelve! TWELVE! Natsu got his Dragon Force until he was a young adult. Also, Wendy has an amazing personality. She's kind, sweet, and modest.
She may have flaws like how she can still be reserved and quiet around certain people but besides that, I think she easily is one of the best characters in the Fairy Tail series. - MirajaneStrauss

Wendy's awesome. She's like the little sister you wish you had. She's sort of a prodigy; her healing magic has bailed out Team Natsu countless of times. She also has gotten emotionally stronger as the series has gone on. The Tartaros arc proves this. - notbirdlandstew

I really like her but she should be a lot hire

Wendy is such an amazing character! Not only is she very powerful and strong (dragon slayer magic and dragon force) but she is also super kind, caring and helpful. You often don't see characters with both of these traits but that's why I love her. She's beautiful, cute, sweet, cool and strong! I loved her the second she ran into the guild and fell on her face, she has evolved so much from being an adorable, sensitive little girl. She's my favourite character from fairy tail without a doubt.

18 Loke Loke Loke is a recurring character in the anime show, Fairy Tail. He's a heroic, but flirtatious friend of Lucy.

I don't know who could be cuter than Loke. - Pegasister12

Loke your my heroic prince I would love to be a celestial wizard and join a guild because I am in love with you and would love to have your key you handsome lion

He the bomb he protects Lucy at all costs and got possessed for her

Loke is an overrated garbage character. His personality has nothing special besides being a pervert and a player. The only thing cool about him is what he did for Aries, his power, and his clothes, which could easily be given to a better zodiac. Speaking of zodiacs, why is he the leader of them? He shouldn't be given a higher title simply because he's the Lion. I want to see other zodiacs more, like Capricorn, but no, we see Loke instead. Whoopdedoo. What a disappointment he is to those who has the Leo as their constellation sign.

19 Mystogan Mystogan


His relaxed, quiet, dislike of social settings make him a relatable character for me. - notbirdlandstew

He's like the batman of Fairy Tail

Um, he's amazing... What more is there to say? - freeflight

20 Kagura Mikazuchi Kagura Mikazuchi

She is fast enough to slash after an attack and still do damage.
Also totally destroyed Erza

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 stronger than Erza. Seriously, during the Grand Magic Games, she definitely would've won.

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.

21 Happy Happy

He is supposed to be in top 1

I relate to Happy.


My pet!

22 Lyon

I actually think Lyon should be in the top ten... He's super handsome and at first he was quite obsessed with becoming better than his master your and seems quite vain. But later on his more caring characteristics comes to pass. He adores Juvia and does everything to try and please her. He also asks Gray when he was planning to marry Juvia; he obviously is struggling with the thought but overcomes by thinking about Juvia's happiness... Why does Juvia like Gray when he is so absurdly mean to her?!?!

Lyon is an AMAZING character. He was super sweet when he was a kid and has awesome skill when it comes to his magic. Did I mention his hair?

Lyon is so handsome and likes juvia

He's Fairy Tail's Toshiro Hitsugaya.

23 Rufus Lore

Who was that again? Oh wait...THAT guy.

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


Huh...gray just kicked his ass...with some of his brain. - admister300

24 Mavis Vermillion 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.

Best character ever

One of the most genius characters for all the time,wonderful girl

Her arc and character are my favorite so far in the show. From a disasterous backstory at nearly every turn, to still being cheerful and looking for fairies. Also risked it all to save her friends.

We didn't really get to see a lot of her personality until fairy tail zero. At that point, we get fully immersed in just how clever, brilliant, brave, adventurous, and strong willed she is. I really respect characters and people like that. She's like the Artemis Fowl of Fairy Tail. Even down to the fact that they were both looking for fairies. Isn't that an interesting coincidence...

25 Gildarts Gildarts

Why the hell is he 25 he should be 1st

He's the sweetest character in this anime. He acted almost like a father to natsu and lisanna and despite his power he isn't arrogant or annoying.

He is a sweet father a funny pervert at times and cares for everything I don't like how giro doesn't let him battle more in the manga and the anime

He is so hilarious, I mean they have to give him a pathway to the guild hall! That is still great!

26 Orga Nanagear

Cool, strong, hilarious! When he sings it's pure mosh delight!

27 Cobra

He is so awesome, anytime I see he is going to be in the arc I get really excited! Something awesome always happens when he comes into play!

He is funny with his hearing ability and he is strong... His name is also Erik.

Cobra has always Ben my favorite character when ever he's in an arc I get real happy.

He is smart, has cool hearing and darn cute.

28 Cana Alberona Cana Alberona

Cana deserves to be in the top 10. She used Fairy glitter how can she only be top 40. Ugh it's sad I feel like she's under appreciated.

Cana has always been my favorite character. She has helped the guild so much.

Cana Alberoba has been in the S-Class trails. She has used Fairy Glitter. She can fight. While drunk. Her character has received excellent growth throughout the series, far more than many of the main characters.

Cana should be in the top 10. She is awesome. Just can't believe how people voted her down to the top 40

29 Aquarius

She was like a mother to Lucy when her mom died it was sad to see her go!

Favorite celestial spirit.

The feels :,( You will always be remembered Aquarius.

I love her, she is so funny.

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30 Midnight (Macbeth)

He is a character that you eather love or hate. I find his magic very cool and different, plus the whole punk goth look he has going is cool. I am not saying he is the VERY best (to me he is) but he at least deserves a spot. Or are you girls jello that he pulls of purple lip stick better than you?

31 Levy

She's adorable, cute, small, smart and can be BADASS when she really wants to


She deserves to be higher up than this I mean come on even happy's dad made it up higher than this!
I'm just saying she is my second favorite character (my first is Gray) so I'm going to vote for her to even out the playing field a little bit and you should to but you don't have to

She pretty and smart

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32 Pantherlily Pantherlily

The best of the exceeds, and the only one outside of Carla in her human form with any battle skills. - notbirdlandstew

I think he's is a hot ass exceed, I met his fine ass a long time ago and then, BAM! and Lily is very strong and loving guy, He is also really funny at somepoints whenever things go wrong.

Very cute.

He is so cute!

33 Minerva Orlando

I hate her even after Tartaros. She beats Lucy to near death out of spite and acts like a witch the entirety of the Grand Magic Games arc. She has the nerve to jump into a fight and then suddenly leave and take Milliana and torture her. After Erza defeats Kagura, she stabs her with a sword through the stomach and further tosses Erza around like a ragdoll knowing that she is severely injured and can't fight. And get this, when Erza gets ready to finish her off, she has the gall to say "Let me go, you've won this." You dumb witch. Erza slices her through. And there's MORE. She decides to CRY when her team loses. Wah, grow up. She even black mailed her own teammate to force him to fight. Tell me why we should feel sorry for her? And then, when dragons get through the time portal to destroy the world, this WITCH, has the NERVE to run away and not fight because wahh, she lost. Why save the world and millions of lives when you can run away and get stronger and STILL get beaten by Erza, the ...more

I'm sorry for all you people who love her, but I really don't like Minerva. It's not even just because she's evil (I actually like villains, like Jellal, but I think that's just because I think he's so modest and mature and cute) I just don't like her.

She has magic power that even the great mavis know and feared. she fights dirty but she is still strong although she lost to erza as well

Minerva is a BADASS I mean her magic and tricks are amazing. I hope she stays a villain

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34 Mavis

Incredibly smart character. Came up with a master strategy for the Grand Magic Games, and also outwitted Yuri who's pretty smart himself. Also the most influential character as the founder of the Fairy Tail guild.

She is so very cute and has the makings of a master, and she was the founder of fairy tai...I mean how awesome is that?!

Mavis is so adorable and cute! Plus she's really strong... so she's my favourite character!

Mavis is so cute! She reminds me of my sister.

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35 Makarov

very sexy

he is sexy

36 Zera Zera

One of my favorite characters in the series. In terms of character development, she's near the top. When we're first introduced to her, she's the spoiled daugher of the red Lizard guild master. She's rude, bossy, and looks down on Mavis.

7 years later, when first encountering the treasure hunters, she still retains that same personality. However, she gradually changes. As the more rational of the 2 between the carefree Mavis and her, she often theorises logical decisions for Mavis to help keep her out of trouble. She also becomes shy, as staying 7 years on Tenrou Island with only Mavis has seen her social side disappear.

As Fairy Tail Zero progresses, you can see how much she cares about Mavis, but also how she finally begins to warm up towards the treasure hunters, becoming more polite and respectful of Mavis's interactions with them, even though they can never hear or see her until the end.

When it's found out she's an illusion, for me that's one of the 3 ...more - notbirdlandstew

I really like this girl.

37 Bisca Connell Bisca Connell

Her backstory is probably my favorite in the series. - notbirdlandstew

She is a nice woman

38 Lisanna Strauss Lisanna Strauss

Let's be honest, Lisanna has to be the best character in the series. The only reason why she has a bad reputation is because of the majority of Nalu's fanbase. If Lisanna weren't around, Happy would be toast, Natsu would be denser than how he was introduced, Mirajane would be one of the most hated characters in Fairy Tail, Elfman wouldn't be 'a real man'.
Oh and trust me, you don't want to know what else would happen if Lisanna were not around. - MirajaneStrauss

Honestly, Lisanna's amazing. She's so kind and sweet and I still don't get why everybody's hating on her. She hasn't done anything bad, and for those of you who payed attention to these little details, she actually ships Nalu even if she does like Natsu. (by the way I'm a nalu fan, but just saying, you shouldn't hate on Nali fans. They're just trying to enjoy the anime as much as we are)

She is so loveable and strong she pushed through in the difficulties in her life... I mean come on she lived in exiles for 2 years so she could have the Wroclaw version of her brother and sister be happy

Lisanna is one of my favorite characters and I'm sick of all of the hate she gets! Yes, I ship Nali! No, I am not a demon from the firey depths of hell.

I did not create the above link but I feel like it has meaning. If you are sick of lisanna hate please go to this link.

39 Frosch

Of all the exceeds, probably the most pointless. - notbirdlandstew

Me: Frosch is the best
Literally everyone in the world: I think so too

Owned by Rogue frosch is an exceed whose best friends with lector and after someone says something he replies "fro thinks so too". He's cute and keeps rogue sane and controlled but no ones knows whether he's a male or female.

This one deserves more than #50, seriously? Frosch is the cutest thing I have ever seen honestly! One of my favorite characters!

40 God Serena

He was One shot


Spoiler; 8 dragon lacrima?! Tell me if he isn't the strongest!

41 Semmes

His spinning power is tough to stop. - notbirdlandstew

42 Rocker

Sad to see Rocker only 35, but at least he is above Cana who is just plain terrible as a character. - SelfDestruct

How is his fodder ass this high

43 Sherry Blendy Sherry Blendy

It was surprising she was so easily defeated by Lucy. Her power is one that in theory would be one of the strongest in the series, being able to turn anything in nature into a live monster. - notbirdlandstew

She's funny, hot and is obsessed with love.
Her powers include controlling celestial wizards and controlling elements into "dolls".

44 Dimaria Yesta
45 Ichigo Kurosaki Ichigo Kurosaki Ichigo Kurosaki is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo.

...I'm PRETTY sure he's from Bleach
Why Makarov (someone ACTUALLY from Fairy Tail) below him?!?!

I approve! He is by far my favorite Fairy Tail character, and he has such an amazing backstory, and best character in the Anime, and most powerful!

Best fairytail character I tell you. 11/10 story, most badass character ever.

Um this guy isn't from Fairy Tail...

46 Mest

I feel so bad for him. I don't want to spoil anything, but something bad always happens to him. I just hope he find happiness.

His story changes so much it can be hard to follow at times, but overall a cool character

I don't know about you guys but I think that mest is pretty hot. You know when he's not chewing on rocks or anything

Mest has funny habits and his magic is cool.

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47 Makarov Dreyar Makarov Dreyar

One of the reasons I kept watching fairy tail were because of three people. Natsu, Gray, and Master Makarov. The character inspired the creation of one of my own characters (in my novel). I do understand why he isn't highly favored. He drinks a lot, bossy, but hey? He keeps kicking, even at his old age he's still there to set things straight. A lot like master Shifu which I also really like.

The same as mentioned above.

I think he's hillarious and a great compasionate "father" to the people in his guild

A greatliyal, kind, strong, funny fatherlike figure and a great charachter

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48 Jäger
49 Erigor
50 Warcry

I wish we could find out what his Tear Magic does. - notbirdlandstew

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