July 01, 2021

Fairy Tail is a shonen manga by Hiro Mashima published between 2006 and 2017 that has been an important success, we follow the story of Natsu Dragnir and his friends, Happy, Lucy, Grey and Erza, a band of mages of the Fairy Tail guild. The guilds aim to maintain the integrity of the world by fulfilling various quests ranging from the prosaic tracking of beasts to saving the world or worlds. Natsu also pursues the goal of finding his adoptive father, a fire dragon named Ignir who disappeared many years ago, a quest that will take him to the frontiers of reality, between myths and legends.

Today the team of Manga Universe proposes you a small top 5 of the best characters of Fairy Tail, we will speak here not only about power but also about attachment, in this logic you will not find in this top neither Zeleph nor Acnologia.


Makarof Draer does not look like much at first glance, he is a small and skinny old man but always jovial and friendly. Underneath this appearance of a sweet little grandfather is actually the master of the Fairy Tail guild and a mage of such formidable power that he is one of the ten Sacred Mages, the ten most powerful and competent mages in the world.

Makarof, because of his great age and talent, has an impressive range of techniques. He masters various magics from ice magic to light magic and a lot of elements like fire and wind magic. In addition to these skills, he has a signature technique of assuming titanic proportions, even reaching the size of an island. In this form he will be able to stand up to Achnologia, the most powerful dragon, for a while.


We find him involved in many fights to defend the members of his guild that he calls "his children" and represents very well the image of the father or mentor as could be characters like Whitebeard from One Piece or Jiraya in Naruto, just like them, he will not hesitate to sacrifice his life at the ultimate moment for the good of his own.


New member of Fairy Tail in this ranking, Grey Fullbuster is a mage friend and rival of Natsu with whom we often see him arguing although they respect and appreciate each other, fortunately their two characters are held together by Lucy and Erza. Don't be fooled by appearances, he is one of the most powerful mages of the Fairy Tail and has the particularity of taking off his clothes without realizing it because of his magic.

Indeed, Grey is a mage of ice and therefore does not feel the cold. But that's not all, ice magic offers him an incredible potential since he can freeze anything containing water and shape them at will, whether it's in the form of a fist, a spear, a hammer or any other simple thing he can think of. He then obtains the lost powers of the ice demon hunter, these powers will greatly enhance Grey's potential which will prove to be an essential asset in the fight against all the obstacles that the Fairy Tail was brought to encounter.

If we magnify the line, we could compare the relationship between Natsu and Grey to the relationship between Naruto and Sasuke, although unlike Sasuke, he did not abandon his loved ones in search of power. When our heroes find themselves in Edolas, a world opposite to theirs, we see a Grey from Edolas who is frightened, madly in love with Jubia, that is to say a Grey totally opposite to the Grey we know.


We couldn't make a top of Fairy Tail characters without mentioning the badass of this anime. Gajeel is a metal dragon hunter, like Natsu he was raised by a dragon who also mysteriously disappeared. When Gajeel first met our heroes, he was an antagonist, cold and cruel to both his allies and his enemies. Fortunately, when he joined the Fairy Tail, he became more gentle.

Being a metal dragon hunter, Gajeel is able to materialize any form of metal on his body for various purposes, whether it is to use his arm transformed into a spear, a pickaxe or a shovel or to cover his body with a protective armor. Like any dragon hunter, he can also use his dragon howl, a devastating technique that projects magical draconic metal essence from his mouth.

If we had to compare Gajeel to another anime character, it would certainly be to Vegeta, very proud of himself and of his powers, closed on himself but always present when it is a question of protecting his family, he remains nevertheless one of the most lucid characters of the manga and especially of Natsu's team which allows him to take fast and effective decisions.


We now move on to the strong woman of the story, Erza Scarlett, a young girl with scarlet hair endowed with immense power, always there to protect her people, she is one of the most powerful mages of the Fairy Tail and will even become its master, she is also known as Titania.

She possesses incredible magical power as well as being a talented swordswoman and mastering telekinesis. To fight she uses a power granting her an armor that she materializes according to her choice, these armors allow her to greatly increase her physical and magical abilities in addition to offering her a particularly effective protection.

Erza's profile in manga is quite innovative in the sense that few manga dare to make one of their main female characters crushing the others both by her strength and by her technique. She is an archetype of the strong woman pushed to the point that even the members of her guild don't question her orders and feel a certain fear in front of her anger.


We finish this little top 5 on the hero of this series, the explosive Natsu Dragnir, son of a fire dragon, he is a jovial and protective character, not hesitating one second to take the most perilous missions or to put himself in the worst situations if the objective is to protect the world or his friends. Natsu has always been seen as a respectful character, almost in symbiosis with his flying cat Happy, he is also horribly prone to motion sickness.

As a dragon hunter, Natsu has mastered the magic of fire dragon hunters, allowing him to manipulate fire and even feed on it if necessary. This is a formidable form of magic in close combat, especially with his signature technique, the fire dragon breath. He will obtain the powers of a lightning dragon hunter thanks to the gift of his power by Luxus.

Natsu is the archetype of the classic nekketsu shonen hero, which doesn't make him less interesting for all that, Natsu's willing, endearing and protective personality makes him an enjoyable character to follow throughout his adventures


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