Best Characters In the Anime Fairy Tail
The Top Ten
She is one of my favorites. Extremely strong, and is one of those characters who you think are all around serious, but have funny personalities and can get awkward at times which I love!
Erza is probably the best character in Fairy Tail with by far the most depth. She's the reason I got into the show. That may just be my opinion though.
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.
Amazing personality, beautiful, seducing, strong. She gives me life in fairy tail! I would love to see her further strength! I believe she'll go up as the first in this voting! Keep up on er-chan~!
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.
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.
He's honestly the only main character that had any decent development throughout the season and the only guy I could care about. Sure, Erza might have better fights, Lucy might be more smarter (which I disagree with), and Natsu might have cool power-ups, but Gray is the most unique and interesting. It saddens me on how underlooked his character is and how much Mashima just did not care for his character as much as he did with everyone else. Gray was super underused, and yet is the only one in his team who shows actual growth. While he might have a more typical dark shounen backstory, it works for his character. If there is any reason to watch Fairy Tail, Gray is a reason.
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.
I wish his character growth wasn't destroyed by Juvia at a certain point, but he was great.
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
He is reckless and does anything at random but always succeeds?
I feel like her life would have been better and she would have been more potentially strong. Just sucks that she misunderstood a lot of things. Felt sorry for her.
With Jellal (as a villain ofc) and Lyon, Ultear was one of the few villains in this show who had both brilliant background and development. She kinda represents the beginning of the series, where the arcs were more well thought, unlike the powerscale-dependant arcs and villains we're getting right now. Besides, she was an incredibly smart character as she was able to infiltrate successfully the Council and manipulated Jellal to get her job done. She was also not fully insane, as she actually cared for her comrades. Pity that she was in that terrible group of villains :'(
Ultear... My favorite character... she had to go trough so much! And gave her life to save the world.. AND her Ice Maker magic is badass better then Grays by far! Also she is the 4 strongest female next to Ul, Erza and Mavis
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
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
Oh my goodness, probably one of my favourite females characters with Erza and more! I love her bubbly personality and how she get's serious when somebody messes with somebody she's loves *cough* Gray *cough* No underrated
Juvia is my favorite female in fairy tail, shes cute, funny and powerful.
I'm sorry but Juvia is just so sick I don't understand how she could be at this ranking...and it's pretty sad I mean she's funny, weird, cool, smart, and very powerful when she's ready I'm lost why Lucy is before her and not to mention the other way awesome characters in all of the series like Rogue or Zeref? There's more but I'm just so upset at this shocking revelation that I can't even think clearly...JUVIA ROCKS AND DON'T HATE ON HER!
he's actually sort of cute. when I first saw him, though, I wanted him to die...
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 is uber strong, a funny person, calm, makes the BEST facial expressions... He is like my life in that show
Sting is not only super strong but he constantly works hard to improve his skills and knows the true meaning of friendship. also he is so cute especially his friendship with Lecter and the way he looks up to Natsu is adorable.
She is one of the favorite character of this anime series but needs more story and fight scenes on her.
I just love her. After all that happened to her (I mean her sisters "death") she was still strong, because she knew she had to protect her family. She always smiles. She know, that every single person is good inside. She always cheers everyone up, and if she cries, I'm crying too. She always believes in her friends and that there's rainbow after clouds. Such positive character! Besides, she's sometimes very funny.
She has changed since childhood l. She's so kind and sweet and is always there for her siblings.
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 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.
her and loke awesome love right there she is strong and she is caring she is also the most caring ad strongest celestial spirt holder
Personally I don't find Lucy annoying. I also don't get why people hate on Lucy. When Lucy actually fights with all her strength, she's pretty strong. Not the strongest, but still strong. And her personality is so forgiving and positive! For example when she fought Flare and she lost because Flare cheated, Lucy still forgave her. She's also very loyal to her friends. The only thing I dislike about her is that when the others(Erza, Natsu, Gray, and more) fight and show all their strength, she doesn't do anything at all. Overall, she's a great character.
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
I feel that laxus should at least be ranked in the top 5 because throughout the whole series, he has shown great character development because he changed his ways of trying to be the strongest in the guild. One example is that he used to attack the whole fairy tail guild and wanted to replace Makarov, but he did that for a good reason, he wanted the guild to be strong. But he learned from his mistakes and also helped the guild more later on in the story. This is what makes him a character with a great personality. He has determination like Natsu too, if you read the Laxus spin-off.
Side note : He's hot and muscular too lmao
I love that at first he was selfish but then he grew to love the people around his and that's one makes him a beautiful character.
Honestly, at first I thought Laxus was just another prick. But after the battle of fairy tail he started showing some actual character development. And it wasn't a 100% immediate turn around either. During tenrou island and key of the starry skies he was still showing traces of his superior attitude, and I loved that. His transformation was actually believable in terms of how it progressed. And when he was punished for hurting fairy tail he took it like a man. Plus who doesn't like (or love) it when he knocks one of the idiots around a little.
I like that he never admits his feelings and he finally did at the scene where he almost died to Bloodman and his character portray is amazing!
He's just a tough guy on the outside but on the inside he just wants a flying cat
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 is honestly one of my favorite characters, and I love how we get to see both his soft side and his tough side. I think he's especially cute when he's protective of Levy or Panther Lilly, and he and Natsu are hella funny together. Another one of his traits I respect is that as Lilly points out, Gajeel is quick to adapt to his opponents in a fight, which makes him formidable and stronger than just power.
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.
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!
Freed is the best and extremely underrated.
I can't believe he made the list! I would not have pinned him as one of the top characters.
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.
the part where he is talking to Frosch after Lector "dissapears", is so sweet and touching, you just gotta love him.
In my opinion, Rogue is much more better-looking than Gray. At first, he shows his disinterest in everything and everyone, with Gajeel as the only person and thing he was interested in. He longed to surpass Gajeel. Rogue actually spoke up and questioned the Sabertooth guild's policies. After a while, he shows his caring nature towards his comrades. Rogue should be in the top ten.
He's composed, almost always in control of the situation, not to mention being in control of shadows would seem like an OP power.
I think Gray Fullbuster is an outstanding character and not only is he one of the only main characters that gets good character development but he's also pretty strong. As we see on the Galuna Island Arc he has to face his past and stop running away from it. We see Gray get stronger and stop running away from his past. There are a few other arcs where we see more character development. Overall he's a great character and so great he appeared twice.
Gray's so good he's on this list twice.
No need to comment why Gray
He looks like L from death note...heez cool
By far the deepest and most complex character, Fairy Tail is one of the few shows where my favorite character is the villain
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
Natsu would have never made it to Fairy tail or be the strongest dragon slayer without zeref bringing him back to life
I feel sorry for him. He was a good guy, just being misunderstood. He wanted to revive his litte brother, get a horrible curse in the result, if he doesn't eant others to die when they are around him, he mustn't cherish their life. So he tried to hide from humanity in order to protect them but he couldn't stand witnessing them massacre each other, so he slowly begin to renounce his connection to humanity and get into the dark path. He spent his 400 years life seeing wars, fights and his loved ones leaving him whil he can do nothing for that, suffered for centuries and ended up being rejected by the world! Now, he wanted to be killed by the very litte brother he revived to put his miserable life to an end, such a sad ending for a kind, talented prodigy who treasures life more than anybody else. Just because of his brother that he received the Ankseram curse, yet he still cares for and love his brother deeply and wanted to revive him still regardless of the price he must pay. He ...more
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
Sweet, beautiful, caring, cheerful, and great character development. Meredy is really underrated.
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
She's on of the sweetest characters and is just really nicer than most people and she's very loyal!
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.
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.
Shes strong, loyal and cute. People say shes weak but come on shes around 12 or 13. Shes most likely going to be weaker. But still she can beat more things then most guild members. And when comparing her power to the other characters at her age she would beat them. She has been shown to be loyal multiple times and well tell me shes not cute without saying a lie.
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.
He's like the batman of Fairy Tail
Um, he's amazing... What more is there to say?
The most mysterious and badass character in Fairy Tail spoilers:
I'm still waiting for him to return
His relaxed, quiet, dislike of social settings make him a relatable character for me.
I don't know who could be cuter than Loke.
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.
This woman could destroy anything without even unleashing her sword! That is power! If it wasn't for Erza telling her about Simon's death and getting Kagura so emotional(which broke her focus on the match) then I truly believe that she could have taken Erza down. While watching her fight, I truly thought to myself "Erza might lose." Super strong, a great wizard, needs more screen time. Also, she wear clothes! She's not running around trying to fight in high heels and a bikini! She looks like a warrior, and I love that!
Kagura is my favourite character. Why? Because she's very strong but is also delicate. She probably could've beaten Erza if she didn't get so emotional. Unlike Erza, she doesn't win EVERY SINGLE BATTLE(not that I hate Erza). She's cool and is not all about her looks, which I like.
I think she is in the same level with erza and she is pretty
Kagura is stronger than Erza. Seriously, during the Grand Magic Games, she definitely would've won.
HAPPY IS SUCH A CUTE PIE! I want him to be my pet! Aye!
You really do have to admit: Happy is ADORABLE. And he's not JUST cute. He can FLY, which he uses to get people out of some tricky spots! He's always funny and, well, HAPPY!
Happy is so great! He is in my top ten for sure. He is so funny, and cute, and I love how he teases Lucy so much. I honestly quote happy all the time.
You have got to admit, Happy is the soul of Fairy Tail, both as a guild and an anime series.
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.
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.
A GOD SLAYER
Huh...gray just kicked his ass...with some of his brain.
Well I mean its Mavis, after watching Fairy Tail zero she became one of my favorite characters she is so adorable! And when she cried at the grand magic games everyone tried to console her, and after when she wanted to eat cake but she was a ghost so ;-;. Her and Zeref's love story broke my heart it sucks that their first (and last?) kiss killed her :(
Not only is she the most intelligent of the show, she also is exeptanally skilled as well as adventurous and kind. In my opinion, she should be a lot higher on the list, for she is just overall the best character by a long shot.
She’s the first master and we have to pay all our respects to her
... Honestly everything started with her, and she had such a tough childhood. :C
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!
Even though he didn't know he had a daughter, he now cares for her like a good father. That's so cute