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Top 10 Strongest "Fairy Tail" Characters of All Time

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Strongest "Fairy Tail" Characters Ranked

Fairy Tail is gaining a lot of publicity nowadays in the anime world. Many even believe that it can be closely compared to the big three, namely Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece. This anime introduced hundreds of strong characters with interesting and unique powers. Deciding who is the most powerful among them is a very big challenge. I’m a fan of Fairy Tail and have been watching the series from the start. If your favorite character is not on this list, feel free to explain your side and convince me that your character should be in the comments section. I know you’re as excited as I am, so here are the Top 10 Strongest Fairy Tail Characters!

10. Gajeel Redfox The Steel Dragon Slayer
9. Natsu Dragneel The Fire Dragon Slayer
8. Erza Scarlet The Titania
7. Ultear Milkovich The Time Wizard
6. Laxus Dreyar The Lightning Dragon Slayer
5. Makarov Dreyar The Guild Master of Fairy Tail
4. Hades The Guild Master of Grimoire Heart
3. Gildarts Clive The Ace of Fairy Tail
2. Mavis Vermilion The Fairy Tactician
1. Zeref Dragneel The Black Mage

Gajeel Redfox is an Iron Dragon Slayer, a member of the Fairy Tail guild and a former S-Class Mage of Phantom.

Gajeel Redfox’s Iron Dragon Slayer Magic was taught by Metalicana. Gajeel uses this magic to turn any part of his body into steel and produce huge iron rods or swords for offense. And like other Dragon Slayers, Gajeel can retain his used-up magic power by simply eating anything made out of iron. His Iron Dragon Slayer Techniques include Iron Dragon's Roar, Iron Dragon's Lance, Demon Logs, Iron Dragon's Scales, Iron Dragon's Club, Iron Dragon's Blinds, Iron Dragon's Sword, Iron Dragon's Throwing Knife, Iron Dragon's Restraint, Iron Dragon's Foot Blade, and Iron Dragon's Hard Fist.

Natsu Dragneel Minimal Art

Natsu Dragneel Minimal Art

Natsu Dragneel is a Fire Dragon Slayer and a loyal member of Fairy Tai. He is also the main male protagonist of the series.

Fire Dragon Slayer Magic

Natsu was trained by Igneel, a Fire Dragon, back when he was just a kid. With this type of magic at his disposal, Natsu can consume almost any type of fire to reimburse his depleted energy. Natsu is also known because of an ancient and rare type of fire magic known as Flame of Emotion. This is the main reason why Natsu is much stronger while protecting someone or if the enemy was able to harm his friends prior to their battle. The characteristic of his fire can also be changed which was evident when he used it to cling to surfaces and be saved from falling off a cling during his first encounter with Erigor.

  • Fire Dragon's Roar

This attack delivers a humungous fireball toward the enemy, which originates from Natsu’s fire breath.

  • Fire Dragon's Claw

Natsu engulfs his feet with fire to boost their attack power. This spell can also be used to jet-propel him towards any direction which is useful for both offense and defense.

  • Fire Dragon's Iron Fist

Only a few can survive after being barraged by this spell where Natsu covers his fists with flames to increase their power and speed.

  • Fire Dragon's Wing Attack

Natsu mimics a dragon wing with his flames and uses them to strike the enemy with immeasurable force. Those who are caught up in this attack are blown away while being burned.

  • Fire Dragon's Sword Horn

Natsu covers his entire body with flame and attacks the enemy at full speed. This spell is a straightforward attack that can be easily dodged but brings tremendous damage if it connects.

  • Fire Dragon's Brilliant Flame

Natsu burns the enemy and destroys anything around him by engulfing both of his hands with extreme firepower and combining them.

  • Fire Dragon's Flame Elbow

Natsu ignites the tip of his elbow with fire. He then uses the flame to boost his punching power and let loose a devastating attack that can throw his enemy high up in the air.

  • Fire Dragon's Crushing Fang

This is an absurdly fast attack where Natsu slashes the enemy with his blazing hands.

  • Dragon Slayer's Secret Art

Crimson Lotus: Fire Dragon's Fist

This technique was used to defeat Gajeel who is also a Dragon Slayer. To perform this attack, Natsu unleashes countless punches, which cause fiery explosions.

Crimson Lotus: Exploding Flame Blade

This is considered one of the most destructive Dragon Slayer Techniques. Once connected the enemy will be enflamed and suffer a huge amount of damage from blade-shaped flames in a spiral formation. This was the technique Natsu used to defeat Laxus Dreyar, who is known for his immense durability.

Hidden Fire Form - Crimson Lotus: Phoenix Blade

This technique is highly effective against one target. In fact, many considered it the most powerful technique a Fire Dragon Slayer can deliver. This technique is done by covering the entire body with the Flame of Rebuke and charging straight toward the enemy with devastating speed. After connecting a fiery punch, a clash of heads will finish it all.

Dragon Force

Natsu achieved Dragon Force when he ate Etherion and the Flame of Rebuke. This form is considered the most powerful state any Dragon Slayer could achieve as the user's body turns into that of a dragon. This technique can greatly increase one's magic power and causes a magic aura to be visible.


Natsu mastered the basic skills of Transformation and was even successful at first try when he tried to copy Lucy Heartfelia.

Aside from being a Dragon Slayer, Natsu Dragneel is also a formidable opponent due to his superb sense of smell, hearing, strength, and reflexes. He is also very durable against both physical and magical attacks. Moreover, Natsu Dragneel’s speed is second to only a few. He will never back down from a fight and will do his best to protect his guildmates even if the cost is his own life.

Erza is hailed as the strongest female member of Fairy Tail. Her specialty is Requip Magic which allows her to change from a set of armor to another increasing her attack damage and defense in the process. She also gains several exciting effects depending on what type of armor she wears or weapon she wields.

Magic and Abilities

Erza’s Armors

  • Heart Kreuz Armor

This is Erza’s casual armor made by the infamous fashion brand Heart Kreuz.

  • Heaven's Wheel Armor

This sturdy armor provides not only good defense but an array of offensive possibilities. While wearing this armor, Erza Scarlet can fly short distances and summon hundreds of swords at once. It also allows her to use extremely powerful magic like Blumenblatt, Circle Sword, Trinity Sword, and Pentagram Sword.

  • Black Wing Armor

This is one of Erza Scarlet’s best offensive-type armor. It grants her the ability to fly in short distances and extremely boosts his attacking power especially if used together with strong weapons. With this armor on, Erza Scarlet can also cast Moon Glimpse, an infamous swift attack that slashes a target in a cross pattern.

  • Flame Empress Armor

This armor is perfect against Natsu Dragneel and other Mages who use fire magic as their main offense. The armor also grants Erza the ability to shoot fire and unleash a very powerful fire spell called Flame Slash. This spell is done by collecting fires around the caster’s sword and delivering a blazing attack.

  • The Giant's Armor

Erza often uses this armor with the Evil Crushing Spear. It enhances her strength for optimum throwing power. This armor was first introduced when he tried to throw a spear toward the moon at Galuna Island.

  • Adamantine Armor

This is the primary defensive armor of Erza Scarlet. It was even strong enough to protect Erza from all the magic beams fired by the Phantom Lord although the armor was completely damaged afterward. Adamantine Armor also features two shields in the hand which can be combined to form a tough Magical barrier. And like in most of her armor sets, this also provides Erza the ability to fly short distances.

  • Purgatory Armor

Erza claims that this armor is the most powerful at her disposal. However, there seems to be no chance left for her to prove it since this armor was completely destroyed when he fought Ikaruga.

  • Lightning Empress Armor

This armor is her best option against Laxus Dreyar and other mages who use lightning magic. She was able to survive Laxus’ most powerful lightning magic without any scratch while wearing this armor. The lightning empress armor also comes with the ability to cast a beam of lightning which is generated from the tip of the armor’s spear. This spell is referred to as Lightning Beam. A much-advanced spell named Lightning Cyclotron uses the same principle but unleashes multiple lightning beams at the same time.