Top 10 Strongest Characters in Fairy Tail, Ranked!

Fairy Tail Anime finally reached its end with epic battles taking place between the Fairy Tail Guild members, Zeref and Acnologia. Natsu’s E.N.D form finally came to play and with the powers of other slayers, he managed to defeat Acnologia.

While this series talks about the power of friendship, it is not the only factor that makes the characters so strong. In this list, I have listed down the strongest characters in Fairy Tail based on their Strength and Magic type.

10. Gildarts Clive

Gildarts is one of the most badass members of the Fairy Tail Guild. His special ability is Crush magic, but we rarely see him use it because he’s always away completing high-level S-Rank missions.

Strongest Characters in Fairy Tail
Gildarts Clive | Source: Fairy Tail Wiki-Fandom

Gildarts has proven himself to be extremely durable as he survived an attack from Acnologia and lived to tell the tale.

He is also extremely powerful. This is seen when he destroyed the entire Kardia Cathedral when attacking August with a single punch. He even casually overwhelmed the Historia of God Serena and defeated him with a single attack.

Due to his incredible strength, he is placed in the 10th position.

9. Dimaria Yesta

Dimaria is one of the Spriggan 12 and has the power of a God in addition to her time-stopping Magic. She is known as the “War Princess” and is one of the strongest amongst the Spriggan 12.

Strongest Characters in Fairy Tail
Dimaria Yesta | Source: Fairy Tail Wiki-Fandom

Unless someone can move within her time magic, she is undefeatable. The only reason why she was defeated was due to interference from Ultear.

In addition, Sherria’s “Heavenly Gathering of Clouds” attack pushed her over the edge. However, she still managed to escape but was defeated by Natsu and lost the will to fight.

She is the 9th strongest character in the series.

8. Gray Fullbuster

Gray is one of the side-MCs of Fairy Tail. With his Ice Devil Slayer Magic, he was on par with E.N.D. Like other Slayers, he can consume external sources of ice to replenish his strength and enhance his power at the same time.

Fairy Tail - Gray vs Invel

This form of Magic is extremely powerful and effective against Demons. Gray has become proficient enough in this Magic to be able to encase an enemy in a spiked cocoon of ice and manipulate it. He can also use this Magic to boost the Power of his Ice-Make.

In one instance, Gray, who recently inherited his father Silver’s Magic, completely freezes multiple twisters from Tempester, who was in his Etherious Form.

He is ranked in 8th place on this list.

7. Igneel

Igneel was the King of Fire Dragons and the foster father of Natsu Dragneel and Ignia, the Fire Dragon God.

Strongest Characters in Fairy Tail
Igneel | Source: Fairy Tail Wiki-Fandom

Igneel has enough physical strength to fight on par with, and eventually overpower, the Dragon King, Acnologia. He can cause large-scale destruction by just breathing. His fist attacks are powerful enough to blow him away.

Due to sealing himself, his power was no longer comparable to his prime. Due to this, he is ranked in 7th place.

6. Larcade Dragneel

Larcade is a member of the Spriggan 12 and is said to be the third strongest member behind Irene Belserion and August.

While initially believed to be the son of Zeref Dragneel and Mavis Vermilion, he is one of the many Etherious created by Zeref.

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Larcade Dragneel | Source: Fairy Tail Wiki-Fandom

He is one of the many imperfect Etherious’ created along the way to perfect E.N.D. Larcade’s powers consist of mainly Magic that drives and manipulates the needs and emotions of a human, eventually driving them into eternal death.

As an early creation of E.N.D., Larcade has an incredible amount of Magic power. Zeref calls him his “secret weapon” due to his potential to defeat Acnologia himself. Due to this, he is ranked as the sixth strongest character.

5. Irene Berlserion

Irene is the strongest woman in Fairy Tail series and the second strongest member of Spriggan 12. She is the mother of Erza Scarlet and the creator of Dragon Slayer Magic.

Strongest Characters in Fairy Tail
Irene Berlserion | Source: Fairy Tail Wiki-Fandom

She has more than 400 years of experience and possesses extraordinary Magic such as universe one, which can manipulate the very geography of the ground itself. She was taught by Zeref, who praised her talent in enhancements.

She can perform incredulous feats, shifting the entire climate of M.T. Zonia with ease and even detaching Fairy Heart from Mavis. According to Brandish, Irene is the one whose powers are comparable to August. She was even able to last against Aacnologia for a moment.

Due to all her feats and power, she is ranked as the fifth strongest character in Fairy Tail.

4. August

August is the strongest member of Spriggan 12, and is known as the “Wizard King.” He is the son of Zeref and Mavis.

Strongest Characters in Fairy Tail
August | Source: Fairy Tail Wiki-Fandom

August’s unique ability is Copy Magic, which allows him to copy or even nullify an opponent’s Magic after seeing it a single time.

He was able to take out all of Crime Sorciere at once. These were all high-level mages, and yet August was able to take care of them easily.

His power goes far beyond what the other nine have. Even Makarov Dreyar, one of the highly esteemed Ten Wizard Saints and Fairy Tail’s Guild Master, grew distraught at the mere memory of some of August’s capabilities.

He is the fourth-strongest character in this series.

3. Etherious Natsu Dragneel

Natsu is the younger brother of Zeref Dragneel and was revived as his brother’s most powerful Etherious: E.N.D. He is also among the five Dragon Slayers sent to the future to defeat Acnologia.

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Etherious Natsu Dragneel | Source: Villians Wiki-Fandom

E.N.D. was stated to be Zeref’s greatest creation and the only one capable of slaying the Black Wizard. E.N.D.’s power was so great that he surpassed some of the Gods in the series. He easily defeated the mighty Wizard, who was on the same level as God Serena.

Even Acnologia feared him. However, due to being Sealed by Magic Power, E.N.D. could only manifest for a while and then revert to Natsu’s maximum power.

When fully charged, E.N.D. was capable of taking on and defeating the Dragon Animus. While he did manage to kill Acnologia, he did so with the help of all Dragon Slayer’s powers.

Despite being the main character and extremely powerful, in his E.N.D. form, Natsu is not the strongest character in the series and only ranks in third place.

2. Zeref Dragneel

Zeref Dragneel was considered to be the strongest and the evilest Mage of all time. He possessed extremely dangerous and powerful ancient Magic.

He was the founder and former Emperor of the Alvarez Empire. He was also the older brother of Natsu Dragneel and father of August.

Strongest Characters in Fairy Tail
Zeref Dragneel | Source: Fairy Tail Wiki-Fandom

Zeref’s Magic is so enormous that he cannot consciously control it. His lack of control over his Black Arts seems to come from his emotional state.

Due to the Ankhserum curse, when he cares about others’ lives, his Magic bursts outward, killing everyone around him.

His mastery over forbidden and dark Magics, extraordinary feats, and apparent immortality makes him the second strongest character in this series.

1. Acnologia

Acnologia, The Dragon King, was a cataclysmically powerful Dragon Slayer and the strongest character in the entire series.

He could take the form of a Dragon at any time due to his overuse of Dragon Slayer Magic. His Magic granted him the ability to reap the very souls of Dragons, leaving them in a half-dead state.

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Acnologia vs Natsu

He was also able to consume any Magic element to replenish himself.While only in his human form, Acnologia had been shown to move at blinding speeds.

Only Zeref was capable of fighting him with the Fairy Heart’s Power, who, at one point, stated that Acnologia could rule the world with his power.

About Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima.

During his journey to explore the Kingdom of Fiore, Natsu Dragneel, a dragon slayer wizard from the Fairy Tail guild, becomes friends with a young celestial wizard named Lucy Heartfilia and invites her to join Fairy Tail.

Lucy agrees and forms a team with Natsu and his cat-like partner, Happy. The team was later joined by other members: Gray Fullbuster, an ice wizard; Erza Scarlet, a magical knight; and Wendy Marvell and Carla, another dragon slayer and Exceed duo.

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