10 Of The Most Popular Fairy Tail Characters

Fairy Tail is a Japanese manga and anime series that has captured the hearts of fans all over the world. The series is known for its lovable and diverse cast of characters, each with its own unique abilities and personalities. Out of all these characters, there are a few that stand out as the most popular among fans. Whether it be because of their impressive powers, their charming personalities, or their compelling backstories, these “Fairy Tail” characters are considered the most popular according to MAL.

Some interesting facts about this “Most Popular Fairy Tail Characters” list:

  • Lucy did not end up in the top three,
  • Mirajane is for some reason not that popular,
  • 4 Dragon Slayers ended up on this list.


10. Zeref

  • Member Favorites: 1,923
  • Age: 400+
  • Occupation: Mage, Emperor of the Alvarez Empire

Let’s talk about the man, the myth, the legend himself: Zeref! This guy is the ultimate bad boy of the Fairy Tail world. He’s known for being the strongest and most mysterious wizard of all time, with a ton of hidden powers and abilities that are yet to be fully revealed. But despite his reputation, there’s a lot more to Zeref than meets the eye. Beneath that crude disposition lies a sad and tortured soul, haunted by his own tragic past. If you’re a fan of complex characters with a lot of depth, then Zeref is definitely the one for you.

9. Laxus Dreyar

  • Member Favorites: 2,175
  • Age: 23
  • Occupation: Lightning Dragon Slayer, S-Class Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild

This guy is the grandson of the Master of Fairy Tail, Makarov, and let me tell you, he’s got the power to back up that royal bloodline.

Laxus is a lightning mage, and boy does he know how to use his powers! He’s got a bit of a hot-headed streak, and he’s not afraid to get in your face if he thinks you’re disrespecting him or Fairy Tail. But at the same time, he’s got a strong sense of loyalty to his guild and will go to great lengths to protect it. All in all, Laxus is a force to be reckoned with and a fan favorite for a reason!

8. Gajeel Redfox

  • Member Favorites: 2,606 
  • Age: 18-19 (physically)
  • Occupation: First Generation Iron Dragon Slayer, Member of Fairy Tail

Gajeel is one of the most unique characters in the Fairy Tail universe that plays tough but he has a surprisingly loyal and caring heart.

He was once a member of the Phantom Lord Guild, but after a change of heart, he joined Fairy Tail and has been a valuable asset to the team ever since.

Gejeel’s got a ton of strength and can transform his body into steel, making him a formidable opponent in battle. But his fellow guildmates know his tender side and how far he is willing to go to protect them.

7. Jellal Fernandes

  • Member Favorites: 2,871
  • Age: 19 (debut)
  • Occupation: Member and co-founder of Crime Sorcière

Jellal Fernandes is an enigmatic young man who has a seriously complicated backstory, and it’s not hard to see why fans are drawn to his mysterious charm. He is a former member of the evil Tower of Heaven organization but later he became a valuable ally to Fairy Tail.

Jellal has powerful magical abilities, and he’s not afraid to use them to protect his friends. But even though he is brave and powerful, he is plagued by his dark past and is constantly struggling to atone for his past mistakes.

6. Juvia Lockster

  • Member Favorites: 3,465
  • Age: 17
  • Occupation: Member of Fairy Tail

Juvia is a talented water mage and was once a member of the Phantom Lord Guild, but after rethinking her beliefs and values, she joined Fairy Tail and soon became an indispensable member of the team.

She is known for her undying love for Gray Fullbuster, and she’ll do anything to protect him and her fellow guildmates. Despite her tough exterior, Juvia is a total sweetheart with a kind heart, and she’s always there to lend a helping hand to those in need.

5. Happy

  • Member Favorites: 4,131
  • Age: 6
  • Occupation: Member of Fairy Tail, Exceed

Happy is a blue cat with a cheerful disposition, and a member of the Fairy Tail guild. He is Natsu Dragneel’s best friend and companion, often joining him on his adventures. He is known for his constant smiling and positive attitude, which never falters, no matter the situation. He is also quite mischievous and loves to play pranks on the other members of the guild. Despite his small stature, Happy is incredibly brave and always willing to lend a helping paw to those in need.

To sum up, Happy adds a fun and lighthearted element to the Fairy Tail cast, and his companionship with Natsu makes for some of the show’s most memorable moments.

4. Lucy Heartfilia

  • Member Favorites: 7,503
  • Age: 17
  • Occupation: Member of Fairy Tail

Lucy Heartfilia is another popular character in the Fairy Tail universe.

She is a celestial wizard, meaning she can summon celestial spirits to do her bidding using special keys. Lucy is a strong-willed, confident, and independent young woman, and is known for her love of writing and her dream of becoming a famous novelist. She is a caring and empathetic individual, often going out of her way to help those in need.

As the series progresses, she grows into a powerful wizard in her own right and continues to be an important part of the guild’s adventures.

3. Gray Fullbuster

  • Member Favorites: 7,556 
  • Age: 18
  • Occupation: Member of Fairy Tail

Gray is a wizard and member of the Fairy Tail Guild, known for his incredible mastery of ice magic. He has a cool and collected personality but can become fiercely determined and protective when it comes to his friends. He is also quite a ladies’ man, often attracting the attention of the female characters in the series.

Despite his laid-back demeanor, Gray has a dark past, with a tragic backstory that shaped who he is as a person. However, he remains optimistic and works hard to become a stronger wizard, making him a beloved and integral part of the Fairy Tail guild.

2. Erza Scarlet

  • Member Favorites: 18,665
  • Age: 19
  • Occupation: S-Class Mage of the Fairy Tail guild

Erza is one of the strongest mages in Fairy Tail and the most popular female among the popular Fairy Tail characters. She is ranked higher than Lucy!

Erza is a skilled warrior and has the ability to change her armor and weapons in the heat of battle, making her a versatile fighter. She has a strict and serious personality, but she also has a strong sense of justice and a soft spot for her friends. She’s also a former member of the infamous Tower of Heaven and has a tragic past, adding depth to her character.

Fans admire her strength, beauty, and determination.

1. Natsu Dragneel

  • Member Favorites: 22,263
  • Age: ‎around 17 physically
  • Occupation: Fire Dragon Slayer, Member of Fairy Tail

Natsu, also known as “Salamander” or “Fire Dragon Slayer,” is a fan-favorite among Fairy Tail fans.

He’s a fiery and hot-headed mage who’s fiercely loyal to his friends and guild. Natsu is a dragon slayer, and he’s got the power to back it up. He can consume and control fire, making him a force to be reckoned with in battles. Despite his tough exterior, Natsu has a big heart and always tries to do the right thing. He’s a member of the Fairy Tail guild and is often seen bickering with his best friend and rival, Gray. But, deep down, he cares for Gray like a brother.

Overall, Natsu is a classic shonen hero and a staple of the “Fairy Tail” franchise.

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