Strongest Fairy Tail Characters


The Top Ten

1 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, most evil Mage of all time, who possesses extremely dangerous, and powerful Magic. more.

Zeref was the strongest evil mage in history, who possesses a very dangerous magic. He can kill any thing around him. In the past he was said to be cruel and evil.

You do realize its not magic he uses it's a curse read fairy tail zero and you will find out what I mean

For heavens sake the guy is 400yrs old and has the power of death he also created countless demons just one of this demons could finish of most of the people on this list

How is this guy even at the bottom of the list it seriously makes no sence at all he is the most powerful wizard in the world and he ends up ranked at tenth? Fail

Zeref is most powerful because he can kill everyone but cannot be killed
Which makes him GOD

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2 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.

Mavis is Number Two. The only reason she's number two though is because there can't be two Number Ones. She created Fairy Law, Fairy Glitter, and Fairy Sphere. Fairy Law can take out a Wizard Saint, Fairy Glitter can get 9999 on the MPF, and Fairy Sphere can withstand Acnologia's Dragon Roar. As the founder of Fairy Tail, even Makarov, a Wizard Saint, respects her power.

She is the first master and the founderer of the great fairy tail and childhood friend of zeref so it is obvious that she is as powerful as zeref and she is also cute and kind

She has been stated to be on par with Zeref when serious, and the three Great Fairy Magics finish it off. Fairy Glitter completely annihilates opponents in a small radius. Fairy Law destroys all of the casters' enemies within a radius more than the size of an entire town. And Fairy Sphere protects everyone within a large area from everything, including time!

They call me young Mavis vermillion, and zeref dragneel

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3 Acnologia

How is this below everyone? This thing pretty much destroyed or demolished everyone in fairy tail combined. Seriously give this dude some love and just because he's bad doesn't make him weak.

I agree the only one I could see him under is Zeref and maybe Mavis - YoungBuckets

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 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.

Got his body and soul separated across dimensions, held back massively, got weakened, and his defeat was still absolutely plot. He one shot a Gildarts tier opponent effortlessly in human form. He has killed thousands of dragons, which no sold Laxus and tanked Natsu. He is immune to magic, so much so that Igneel did nothing. He has time and space magic also. Prime Igneel and Fairy Heart Zeref are the only two people in the series who can do anything to him, and Zeref out of Regen alone, and that’s assuming Acno can’t take it away. And he was still holding back against Igneel. He is indisputably superior to any and everyone. Any non biased person can see that.

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4 Gildarts Clive 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. - MeowMix

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.

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.

*cough* you can all speculate as much as you want, but Fairy Tail's climax is only for certain when gildarts doesn't beat someone in one punch.

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5 Natsu Dragneel 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. - MeowMix

He's not the most powerful in Fairy Tail yet but Erza admitted in the manga version of the tower of heaven arc that she believes that Natsu will be the one who will surpass her. His courage, determination, daring, bravery and conviction leads him to become more powerful than people may expect when he fights for his friends and his guild. Yeah, so he's not the strongest YET but he's certainly powerful and has a lot of potential.

He is awesome but he needs to unlock all his powers at will to become even stronger and make some new ways to use his magic in combat.

I can't believe he is just 5

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6 Laxus Dreyar 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.

Laxus is the grandson of Makarov, the number four on this list. Not only does he have Lightning Dragon Slayer magic, he can even cast the legendary Fairy Law. This definitely makes him a force to be reckoned with.

He is so strong wizard he singly defeat all raven tail wizards by himself. And also after casting powerful spell like fairy law & thunder palace he still fight two s-class mages & two dragonslayer at same time. I think he is strongest wizard in fairy tail no other wizard is more powerful than laxus

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)

I'm only voting for laxus because I want him to be above natsu to be honest

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7 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.

Jellal Fernandes is an ex-Wizard Saint. He has many powerful spells, like Bind Snake, Heavenly Body Magic, and even the forbidden Abyss Break. With such spells as Altairis, Grand Chariot, and Sema, it's no wonder that he's on this list.

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

Hades is no longer strong. He is dead. The reason he WAS strong was because of a machine. His "heart" - darren909

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...

Top 5 best S-class mages

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8 Erza Scarlet 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 friends' calls that they want more.

Requip: The Knight, Erza's signature form of Magic. Over which she possesses great mastery. It 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 reequip extremely fast and is the only sword Mage known to be capable of reequipping weapons and armor while fighting, something which made her well known throughout the Kingdom of Fiore and Magnolia Town, earning her the epithet "Titania". - MeowMix

Erza Scarlet was bound to be on the list. Like your, Laxus, and Ultear, Erza is seen by many as being at Wizard Saint level. Even Jellal, a Wizard Saint who has spells rivaling the destructive powers of a meteor praises her power. She's famous for her use of Requip Magic, and is capable of swapping to different, powerful armors, like Armadura Fairy or Heaven's Wheel Armor.

Erza is so cool. She could requip into anything. She is cute and beatiful. She also has a very good spirit for fighting and always stand for peace. She is hot too.

deserves 4

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9 Makarov Dreyar

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.

Fairy Law. Enough said.

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 equal to Josey in the battle of phantom and nobody can beat Josey but Makarov can and he's master

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10 Hades

He defeated Makarov quite easily. He is clearly stronger than him.

He is the master of grimoire heart and also the second master FT.He defeated makarov with relative ease and he is 12 on the list?.he deserv much more

Hades was powerful enough to defeat Makarov. Enough said.

How is he under Makarov?! he easily overpowered him

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The Contenders

11 Igneel

Igneel is the king of fire dragons and the father of natsu he should be way higher on this list!

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

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

If you don't want a spoiler, well, spoiler alert, Igneel was able to equally fight Acnologia even though he wasn't in a good physical shape and he was really knowledgeable
In addition, it's clear that many of characters above don't stand a chance in front of the king of fire dragons;
he's worthy of a better rank, around 2nd or 3rd, at least, in my opinion.

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12 Mirajane Strauss 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.

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

Mira has still to show her true power and she said she was holding back when people are around so if she is did use her full power erza would not stand a chance

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

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

Honnestly I'm really new to fairy tail, and I wanted to vote for someone who doesn't get the reconisation they deserve. So I vote for Mirajane, I'm only at episode 36 so I havnt seen her in action yet. But now I can really say I can't wait!

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13 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.

Has great willpower and love for his guild. He will never lose when it really counts.

He defeated rufus easily - rajni

He strong plus he the only one in fairy tail team that use ice and also he one of the rarely ice in the series and he never lose I fight so far and he is very skill with the thing he made like swords hammers and etc if he would fight a dragon slayer he would maybe win

He can defeat natsu in his devil slayer form. Gray is extremely underrated. He should be at least 6 or 7.

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14 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.

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. - MeowMix

Seriously people? He almost beat Natsu when they first met. He defeated Rogue with ease, even when he was possessed with his future self, Gajeel ate his shadows and kicked ass. Does no one remember the iron-shadow roar? Give him some credit

He's just awesome. He can eat metal. (he's practically metal anyway) he ate shadows. Now he has iron shadow dragon mode. Just the best magic!

He got armored which can reflect his enemies has dragon he is cool

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15 Mystogan Mystogan

Mystogan should be at least above gray I mean he is one of the strongest in fairy tail

Mystogan should be above gray. Also he uses lots of different attacks from his staff and he doesn't have natural powers like Natsu and the others. But he is so much powerful than a rank 10. He should take the spot #10

Mystogan is very powerful. In the grand magic games arc, his magic wasn't even shown to its full potential. Heck, JELLAL was using it and hurt his opponent, who is actually a wizard saint.

What...Mystogan is jellal n should be above laxus

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16 Jura Neekis

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.

He is one of the ten saint - rajni

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!

I think that Jura is a very strong character and should be ranked fifth in this list, he is OP and deserves more

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17 August

How is August this low? GILDARTS couldn't beat him. - Jay8isme

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

We don't really know what he can do...

Hi title is KING OF ALL MAGIC. he is zeref and mavis on he should be #4

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18 Ultear Milkovich Ultear Milkovich

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.

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.

Ultear can use Arc of Time allowing her to make destroyed things, like her crystal ball, return to normal and turn Gray's ice into water. She is also exceptionally skilled at Ice-Make Magic.

No.18? She nullified Zeref's attack with some marbles what more do you want from her

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19 God Serena

How can Serena be this low? He is the strongest of Ten Wizard Saints, stronger than a founding member of Fairy Tail.

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.

Hey hey do you think she is stronger than mavis she can't even beat acnologia and mavis can beat acnologia she can block his roar using fairy sphere god serena deserves her place

God serena was pretty powerful

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20 Mard Geer Mard Geer

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

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

Natsu is the strongest demon created by Zeref, E.N.D

Mard Geer is one of the strongest demons ever created by Zeref (number one on the list), second only to Acnologia (number three on the list) and he required a team-up of others on the list to defeat.

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