Top 10 Strongest Fairy Tail Characters of All Time
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 whether 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 in this list, feel free to explain your side and convince me that your character should in the comments section. I know you’re as excited as me so here are the Top 10 Strongest Fairy Tail Characters!
10. Gajeel Redfox The Steel Dragon SlayerClick thumbnail to view full-size
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.
9. Natsu Dragneel The Fire Dragon SlayerClick thumbnail to view full-size
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 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 towards 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 with 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 upon 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 fire power 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 causes fiery explosions.
Crimson Lotus: Exploding Flame Blade
This is considered as one of the most destructive Dragon Slayer Technique. Once connected the enemy will be enflamed and suffer 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 as 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 towards the enemy with devastating speed. After connecting a fiery punch, a clash of heads will finish it all.
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 users body turns into that of a dragon. This technique can greatly increase ones magic power and causes 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 attack. Moreover, Natsu Dragneel’s speed is second to only a few. He will never back down to a fight and will do his best to protect his guildmates even if the cost is his own life.
8. Erza Scarlet The TitaniaClick thumbnail to view full-size
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
- 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 which 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 delivers a blazing attack.
- The Giant's Armor
Erza often use 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 towards 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 afterwards. 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 in short distances.
- Purgatory Armor
Erza claims that this armor is the most powerful in her disposal. However, there seem 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 from 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.
- Robe of Yūen
This armor is very elastic and was used against Midnight’s Reflector Magic.
- Flight Armor
The fact that it grants unfathomable speed made this armor very handy. It was even enough to help Erza keep up with Razer despite being under the effects of his Slowing Magic.
- Morning Star Armor
Erza can produce a massive blast direct towards an enemy through this armor by simply pointing the twin swords that comes with it. The spell is named Photon Slicer and has been used on several occasions against enemies who can’t be bulged by any form of physical attack.
- Armadura Fairy
Erza Knightwalker, Scarlet’s counterpart in Edolas considers this armor as the strongest. This armor comes with a pair of identical huge swords. With this armor on, Erza Scarlet can cast Fairy Piercing Sword where Erza chargers her dual sword with energy and hits the target with immeasurable force enough shatter an island.
- Sea Empress Armor
This armor offers water resistance which was very useful when Erza Scarlet faced Juvia, a mage who specializes on water magic. It comes with a powerful water magic which allows Erza to set forth powerful whirlpools against her foes. Water slash, a spell that charges Erza’s sword with water can be used through this armor as well.
- Farewell Fairy Tail Armor
Like what it name implies, Erza uses this armor to simply bid fairly to her friends and was used when they were on a mission at the Tower of Heaven.
- Seduction Armor
This is basically a daring maid outfit with unknown effects if there’s any.
Erza Scarlet was enslaved in the Tower of Heaven together with Jellal Fernandes when they were just kids. She lost her right eye after being punished for an attempt to escape but was given an Artificial Eye by Porlyusica. Because of having a fake eye Erza Scarlet can’t be affected by Illusion Magic or Stone Eyes Magic. She can’t cry out from it as well.
7. Ultear Milkovich The Time WizardClick thumbnail to view full-size
Ultear Milkovich was once a loyal member of Grimoire Heart until the Dark Guild was terminated right after the death of their Guild Master, Hades. At present, she is an independent Mage of Crime Sorciere.
Magic and Abilities
Arc of Time
This magic is probably one of the most powerful ever introduced in the series. It can manipulate the time of anything, given it is not responsive. She believes that this type of Magic is a perfect counter for Mages who specialize on Element Molding magic. With this magic at her disposal, Ultear can either bring back or forward anything in time affecting its speed and overall condition.
This technique seems to be casted by simply looking at the target object. It allows Ultear to restore any inorganic item back to its original state prior taking any damage.
- Parallel Worlds
With this magic, Ultear’s multiplies his weapon which is a simple rock-like orb. The copies created in the process are no illusions and are even used to attack enemies at lightning speed.
- Luminous Minutes
Upon casting, Ultear’s weapon will release damaging light beams toward an enemy target.
- Flash Forward
This spell is probably Ultear’s most fearsome attack. It directs all the future of her weapon towards the enemy sending hundreds of extremely tough orbs to hit the enemy all at once with immeasurable force!
- Infinite Sphere
This spell starts by hitting her opponent in any part of the body with one orb then it reproduces to commence an attack that is almost impossible to dodge.
- Second Origin Release
Ultear was able to unlock this new ability after seven years of training which gave him a massive boost in Magical power.
Ultear usually uses this magic to control his weaponized orb. She stays on a safe distance and simply controls the orb to either attack or defend.
This magic was the one that corrupted the mind of Jellal Fernandes and convinced him that he was Zeref. It allows Ultear to take a ghost like entity and corrupt anyone’s thoughts.
It’s not a surprise that Ultear also knows Ice-Make Magic since she is the only daughter of Ur, Gray Fullbuster’s master. During her battle against Grey, Ultear used three remarkably strong Ice-Make magic namely Rosen Krone, Bloom, and Dahlias.
Natsu Dragneel first met Ultear disguised as a masked man named Zalty. Nevertheless, she failed to hide her real identity as Natsu’s extreme sense of smell noticed her womanly scent.
This magic is a requirement among Magic Council members. It allows the use to create images of himself in a distant place without leaving his current location.
Despite being a woman, Ultear can easily out-power strong male mages like Gray Fullbuster. There was even a scene in the anime series where Ultear blocked Gray’s forceful kick with minimal effort. She was also able to grab Gray’s head with her legs and thrown him to a wall which was shattered in the process signifying the immense impact.
Immeasurable Magic Power
Ultear is the leader of the Seven Kin of Purgatory and a former Magic Council member so it’s not a surprise why she boasts a vast amount of Magic Power. This was even the main reason why Ur, her mother, left Ultear to a Magic Research Laboratory because her excessive magic power brought upon negative effects to her body.
6. Laxus Dreyar The Lightning Dragon SlayerClick thumbnail to view full-size
Laxus Dreyar is the grandson of Makarov Dreyar. He is also a Lightning Dragon Slayer and an S-Class Mage of Fairy Tail.
Magic and Abilities
Laxus is known for his absurdly strong Lightning Magic. This magic does not only allow him to generate lighting from his body but also make it appear from almost anywhere to strike enemies in an instant and catch them off-guard. Aside from its damaging effect, Laxus’ lightning can also be used to distract or temporarily blind enemies. One more exciting feat of Laxus’ Lightning magic is that it provides him the ability to turn his whole body into lightning and evade almost any kind of physical attack. Raging bolt, Thunder Palace, Lightning Body, Lightning Eruption, Lightning Flash, Thunder Bullets, and Lightning Storm are the lightning spells he already used in the series and it’s quite evident that there is more to come as Fairy Tail encounters more powerful foes.
Lightning Dragon Slayer Magic
This is a form of Dragon Slayer Magic which gives Laxus the power and characteristics of a Lightning Dragon. This magic also made him immune against lightning attacks. He can also restore his magic power by simply eating electricity. But unlike other Dragon Slayers like Natsu Dragneel and Gajeel Redfox, Laxus’ did not learn it from a true dragon but is implanted to him through Dragon Lacrima. This was initiated by his father basically to save Laxus’ life. This made Laxus a Second Generation Dragon Slayer. As a Lightning Dragon Slayer, he can use a multitude of powerful magic which includes Lightning Dragon’s Roar, Lightning Dragon’s Heavenward Halberd, Lightning Dragon’s Breakdown First, and Dragon Force.
This ability is very handy especially at times when Laxus’ simply can’t leave his current location but really needs to communicate with other Fairy Tail members. This magic allows him to create a Thought Projection of himself. This image is immune to any attack and is closely related to having an ethereal body.
Organic Link Magic
This magic is more like a counter-attack strategy. It will redirect an attack straight back to its source but in a form of lightning.
As an S-Class Mage of Fairy Tail and a Lightning Dragon Slayer at the same time, it’s not surprising that Laxus Dreyar knows how to use this exaggeratedly strong spell. It uses immense light magic power to eliminating anything or anyone within its range who is considered an enemy by the caster.
Master Hand to Hand Combatant
There have been many occasions in the anime series where Laxus proved his prowess in hand to hand combat. He managed to ward off the combined attacks of Gajeel and Natsu with ease. He also delivered a fury of punches and kicks to Hades who was left shocked about Laxus’ growth as a mage in the end. Like Natsu, Laxus can also create lightning orbs in his arms and legs to boost the speed and power of his physical offense.
Exceptional Magic Power
The potent aura coming out from Laxus’ body in a form of lightning can easily destroy anything in its path. If in rage, Laxus’ magical power will continue to rise until he manage to defeat the one who cause him pain. His intense magic power was also clearly manifested when he faced Mystogan, a Fairy Tail S-Class Mage. During the fight, he even mocked Mystogan for using weak and ineffective spells against him.
It will take more than the attack combination of Natsu and Gajeel to bring down Laxus. Even Mystogan’s Sacred Song was no match against Laxus’ unparalleled tenacity. His resilience is outstanding even for a Dragon Slayer. Hades was also surprised to see him survive after going all out on his Dark Magic. Laxus is definitely not just behemoth offensively but also one of the best when it comes to defense.
Even without lightning magic, Laxus can easily overpower a physically gifted opponent like Natsu and Gajeel. His strength was more than enough to block Ezra Scarlet’s kick with just one hand.
Can endure even the most horrifying Physical and Magical Damage
Laxus can withstand even the toughest physical challenge. He was able to stand up against two strong Dragon Slayers and even fought with S-Class Mages being extremely weakened afterwards. In his battle against Hades, he gave up all his magic power to Natsu yet he was able to stand by his own afterwards.
Extremely High Reflexes
Laxus is in a much higher level than most Fairy Tail members when it comes to speed and agility. This is clearly observed when he effortlessly evaded all the fast combination attacks of Natsu and Gajeel. His speed was also enough to eliminate the entire Raven Tail Guild’s top members which include his father Ivan Dreyar.
5. Makarov Dreyar The Guild Master of Fairy TailClick thumbnail to view full-size
Makarov Dreyar is a very short man with exceptional magic power. He is the 3rd and 6th Guild Master of Fairy Tail and also one of the infamous Ten Wizard Saints.
Magic and Abilities
Titan is a magic which allows the caster to enlarge its whole body or just a specific part like a hand or feet. The enlarging power is absurd as it can make Makarov almost bigger than an island. Another interesting fact about this magic is that it can be transferred to another person. This was evident when Makarov used Titan to enlarge Reedus Jonah’s chest allowing him to use Pict Magic more effectively. Although the complete Titan form of Makarov is much slender compared to the usual, it grants him with excessive amount of power and causes his mustache to be wilder and point upwards. Light will also be emitted from his eyes which may be brought upon by his light magic.
- Enormous Strength
While in this state Makarov’s physical power is unmatched. He can easily crush anyone with his bare hand or pull out trees or infrastructure debris and smash them to foes.
- Exceptional Durability
After Makarov achieves a gigantic form, his tolerance against all sorts of magical or physical attack is increased. He even managed to hold back Acnologia, a very strong black dragon which is feared even by the Magic Council.
Maximum Defense Seal
This magic can protect Makarov from any kind of harm. It will surround him with several magic seals which will literally consume enemy attacks and render them useless.
- Three Pillar Gods
Two ethereal pillars will appear on both sides of Makarov and one on his back to form a very powerful barrier. It was even strong enough to protect Makarov from the destructive power of Amaterasu Formula 100 casted by Hades when they battled on Tenrou Island. Even Hades was amazed about the power of Makarov’s Three Pillar Gods.
This type of elemental magic basically relies on light as its main source of power. This magic can be used for both offense and defense. His master on this type of magic is clearly evident when he fought against Jose Porla where he conjured ethereal spheres of light in the air united by beams of light coming from the stars to perform invisible blinding and powerful spells.
- Giant Wrath
Makarov constantly releases a surge of destructive light energy from his light magic aura. This magic can easily destroy surrounding buildings, trees, and virtually anything near the caster.
- Light Blast
This magic is a powerful beam of light that can pierce through an enemy with this. Even those with thick and sturdy protective gears are not safe from the wrath of this spell. In fact, only a few defensive magic is capable of stopping it.
- Light Shield
Light Shield is casted with the use of several Magic Seals in the air. These seals are brought upon through light magic and will protect anything before it from all sorts of dangers.
- Rain of Light
Rain of Light is an array of light beams that can bring upon severe damage to opponents casted through a single Magic Seal.
Fairy Law is a legendary spell that only Fairy Tail members are capable of casting. It is also described as Makarov Dreyar’s most powerful magic. Upon casting, it will create a bright light which covers a considerable range. Anyone caught up in it that is considered as an enemy by the caster’s heart will be heavily damaged.
Aside from Light Magic, Makarov Dreyar also excels in using other types of elemental Magic such as Fire, Wind, and Ice. He can also re-equip his clothes to match the occasion or when the old one is too worn out after a battle.
Makarov Dreyar can sense immense magic power even if its source is miles away. He is also seldom fooled with disguise and impersonation since he can sense anyone’s magical power with just one stare. This ability is evident when he sensed the Grimoire Heart approaching Tenrou Island even before their ship docked.
His first appearance in the Anime series suggests that Makarov’s acrobatic skill is at par to only a few. He jumped from the old Fairy Tail’s lounge first floor to the balustrade above him. He seemed like dancing in midair and was able to make it on the second floor effortlessly.
Despite suffering a heavy damage after being badly defeated by Hades, Makarov still managed to help Natsu Dragneel fight against Zancrow, the God Slayer. This only shows how tough he is.
Immense Magic Power
To be a reliable Guild Master is not a laughing matter. The responsibilities entailed with this position especially in protecting the whole guild against extremely strong foes are not easy as well. This is probably the main reason why it’s not surprising for Makarov to have immeasurable magical strength. His spell called Giant Wrath through very destructive requires abundant magic power to be casted, which is a clear indication that he’s among the best if we talk about abundance in magic power.
4. Hades The Guild Master of Grimoire HeartClick thumbnail to view full-size
To the disbelief of many, Hades is actually Purehito, Fairy Tail’s second Guild Master. He was the one who passed the title to Makarov Dreyar. Before he died in the hands of Zeref, he led Grimoire Heart, one of the most powerful Dark Guilds in Earthland.
Magic and Abilities
This magic gives Hades the ability to create a magical chain with hooks in both ends. He usually uses it to grab a hold of an enemy and smash them to surrounding objects. However, the chain seems to be breakable with the use of a strong magical sword like what Erza Scarlet has.
Hades creates Magic formulas in the air which releases a spherical shockwave. The damage of this spell increases with the formula’s number.
- Bomb Formula
This spell is casted through three Amaterasu seals which surrounds a target. After the caster puts his palm facing the target, and explosion will instantly occur inside the three seals.
- Formula 28
This formula can bring upon a massive and destructive spherical shockwave. Hades used this against Makarov, but was negated with a defensive seal created by Makarov himself.
- Formula 100
Makarov’s Three Pillar Gods was his strongest spell. However, this seal managed to completely break it and created shockwaves which caused extreme damage to the area where the battle took place. The explosion’s sound was too extreme that almost everyone in Tenrou Island heard it.
This type of magic allows Hades to create bullet-like projectiles from his finger to attack foes. In most cases, he positions both of his hands to mimic a gun and targets that enemy. These magic bullets are powerful enough to inflict wounds, destroy buildings, and crush rocks.
- Piercing Bullet:
The user focuses his magical power in the index finger and maneuvers his hand to take the shape of a gun. A small magic sphere will come about where laser-like projectiles are shot towards the enemy.
- Explosion Bullet:
This magic can cause heavy damage. It’s casted by placing the hand forward while magical power is gathered in the hand. Once ready, a beam-like bullet will be fired straight to the enemy at lightning speed which makes it almost impossible to evade.
This is the dark counterpart of Fairy Tail’s strongest skill; Fairy Law. It is said that once casted, this spell can bring upon immense destruction and leave nothing but death and despair.
Team Natsu was able to tear Hades attire but his magical power was not weakened at all. In fact, he managed to re-equip with another set which greatly shocked everybody since it only confirms that all their efforts where basically useless.
This ability allows Hades to absorb any kind of magic and use it as fuel to his darkness Magic.
Hades used this spell to greatly harm Wendy but its effect was not mentioned. Horologium, Lucy Heartfelia’s celestial spirit came to the rescue and saved Wendy before it was too late.
This magic is activated once Hades opened his right eye which is usually covered with an eye-patch. Upon activation, it will release an insane amount of magic and introduce a number of dark and destructive spells into his offensive arsenal. Here are the abilities he can use once Demon’s Eye is turned on:
- Immense Magic Power
Hades has tremendous innate magic power but the Demon’s Eye boosts it even more. A dark aura is created around him in the process which seems to be increasing as his enemies fear it.
- Black Arts
Hades can do Black Arts with his Demon’s Eye. This magic is originally used by Zeref to cast insanely powerful dark magic. Whether Hades can perform Death Magic is uncertain. However, he managed to take the pose of the spell used by Zeref to eliminate him which is a clear sign that he knows how to use it.
This magic can turn the dead back to life but under the control of its caster.
With his Demon’s Eye activated, Hades set forth an army of evil spirits which brought fear to team Natsu.
The Devil's Heart
This is a device which contains the heart of Hades. It boosts his physical and magical powers so he will never face defeat as long as the Devil’s Heart is up. The device is also responsible of his youthfulness despite having an advanced age. But once broken, Hades will be no more like an old, powerless geezer. It’s his greatest asset and weakness.
- Colossal Reflexes
Attacking Hades from the back is pointless since his reflex is superior. He even deflected Makarov Dreyar’s attacking with his back turned while walking away.
- Superior Strength
Hades is decades older than Makarov Dreyar yet it was very easy for him to launch Fairy Tail’s Guild Master in Titan Form from the ground with his chain magic. He can even easily lift youthful and strong mages like Natsu Dragneel and Grey Fullbuster smashing them straight to the ground or wall.
- Unequaled Durability
Hades emerged unscratched after being attacked by Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Erza, and Wendy at full power. He even rendered Laxus Dreyar’s famous lightning spells useless. These are obvious indications of how durable Hades is.
3. Gildarts Clive The Ace of Fairy Tail
Gildarts Clive is undoubtedly the most famous Mage of Fairy Tail. He belongs to the few who managed to reach S-Class so whether he is powerful or not is out of the question. Some even believe that he has the right to be called the best male wizard of Fairy Tail. Gildarts Clive's magic and abilities include Crash and Disassembly Magic. He is also extremely durable, strong, and is known to have immense magical power.
Gildarts doesn’t use any weapon unlike most S-Class Mages. He usually evades attacks with the slightest movements and unleashes his own fury of punches and kicks to knockout even the toughest foes. Gildarts even managed to block every single attack of Natsu Dragneel without moving a single-step during the S-Class examination.
2. Mavis Vermilion The Fairy Tactician
Mavis Vermilion is a powerful wizard who founded Fairy Tail and was its first Guild Master. Her magic and abilities include Fairy Glitter, Fairy Sphere, and Flight.
What makes Mavis Vermilion strong?
Mavis has been long dead. However, she can still talk to any Fairy Tail member and even cast spells through her ethereal body. Mavis Vermilion deserves the spot of the second strongest character in Fairy Tail because of her intelligence. She often shows up at times of great despair and provide her beloved Fairy Tail members with effective advice on how to deal with the strongest foes. She truly lives to her alias as the 'Fairy Tactician'.
1. Zeref Dragneel The Black MageClick thumbnail to view full-size
Zeref is sought by many as the strongest and most evil age to walk the earth. He possesses exaggeratedly powerful ancient and dark Magic. After 400 years, he still appears to be a youth which suggests that he managed to grab immortality. Zeref chooses to be alone and always stresses out about the importance of life. He believes that his wicked ways will only emerge once he forgets to value life.
Zeref's magic and abilities include Black Arts, Death Magic, and Living Magic. Aside from the mentioned powerful magic, Zeref also has the ability to absorb enormous damage. This was evident when he directly took Natsu Dragneel’s most powerful attack as if it was nothing. This dark mage can also sense strong people and creatures even if they maintain a safe distance. Lastly, probably one of Zeref’s highly disturbing powers is immortality which is why he managed to live more than 400 years.
What makes Zeref the strongest?
He is the strongest Fairy Tail Character for me because of two main reasons. First, his magical power is off the charts. He may not be the strongest in this aspect but he is surely among the top five in the whole Fairy Tail world. And when paired with his immortality, he becomes impossible to beat for good. You might be able to defeat him once or twice but the fact still remains that he has all the time in the world to train and come up with a strategy to eventually defeat you. And since you're a mortal, time will slowly get the best of you while he remains as he is through the years. You're just digging your own grave the moment you consider Zeref Dragneel as an enemy.