"It doesn't matter if I don't become an S-Class Mage anymore and it doesn't matter if I can't tell my father how I feel. I don't care about any of that. I just want to protect my friends."
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Cana Alberona (カナ・アルベローナ Kana Aruberōna) is a prominent member of the Fairy Tail Guild and a potential S-Class Mage. She is a heavy drinker, but hardly ever gets drunk, no matter how much she drinks. She's also Gildarts Clive's daughter.
Cana is a tall, slim, young woman with an ample bust. She has long, brown hair, that reaches down to the middle of her back, with the shade varying from time to time, having been initially portrayed as bright brown, then black, and ultimately plain brown. Two long strands of hair frame her face which reach down below her shoulders, with the left one starting from a prominent, high fringe. Her hair is curlier in the manga than in the anime, in which it appears more thick and wavy. After the S-Class Trial, Cana was momentarily shown with her hair tied in a high ponytail. Cana has large brown eyes, with long eyelashes. Cana's face is noticeably sharper in the manga compared to her appearance in the anime. She possesses a very voluptuous figure, with large breasts and curvy hips, which slowly become more and more defined in later stages of the series. Her black Fairy Tail stamp is located on the lower left part of her abdomen, right above her hips. Cana's fingernails, while usually shown to be cut back and uncolored, are sometimes kept long and adorned by nail polish of different colors. and crimson.
Cana's shapely upper body is usually left largely exposed, with most of her attires being distinctively scanty. Her standard outfit consists of a light blue bikini top which features a camouflage pattern, a pair of calf-length brown pants, with two bands hanging from each leg and a light belt covered in heart motifs loosely tied around the waist, and high-heeled sandals. She also had a pair of metal bracelets adorning her biceps, bearing an incision composed of many "A"s, and three simple, round metal bracelets on her right wrist.
Around the time of the S-Class Trial, Cana wore a new outfit, very similar to her standard one, but slightly more concealing: she sported a white shirt revealing her abdomen and forearms, held closed by a band below her collar, which was decorated by a wavy blue motif, and tied in a knot below her chest, which was exposed by the shirt and covered in a dark bikini top, with white edges flanked by wavy, protruding hollowed trimmings. Her black, calves-long pants were held up by a tighter-fitting, pinkish purple belt adorned by red hearts,  and her high-heeled sandals were replaced by short-heeled ones, secured to her feet by many striped bands, going up to her middle calves. While in this outfit, she had no visible jewelry. During the first stages of the arc, she wore a revealing, dark bikini paired with light-colored flip-flops.
After the war with Grimoire Heart was over, Cana once again changed her outfit, with the new one being noticeably different, consisting of a short-sleeved light shirt with dark inner edges, revealing much of her neckline, a dark, pleated miniskirt, distinctive tights covered in a leopard pattern, and dark boots. After the return from Tenrou Island, Cana is shown donning an outfit highly reminiscent of her standard ones, with subtle differences: she initially dons a bikini top covered in dark polygons together with the pants and belt from the S-Class Trial, and short-heeled, dark sandals. She also added three more metal bracelets, circling her left wrist, to her standard jewelry.
Cana always carries around a shoulder bag, with the plain brown strap passing over her left shoulder and diagonally crossing her chest, which is covered and completely obscured by a mass of very long and massive feathers, which are pinkish purple and occasionally a light blue in color.
Cana has a great love, bordering on addiction, for alcoholic drinks, so much so that she is often seen drinking directly from a large beer barrel. She started drinking from the age of thirteen, two years before the legal age, and her drinking amount has grown to the point that thirty percent of Fairy Tail's liquor budget goes down her throat. One of the more serious members of the guild, she hardly ever goofs off (except when she's drinking), unlike other members. She seems to harbor some romantic feelings for Macao Conbolt, her drinking buddy, as when he suggested she cut down a bit she did so. But when she discovered he had a new girlfriend she redoubled her drinking.
In the guild itself, Cana often assumes leadership positions in a pinch, such as in the fight against the Phantom Lord Guild, and assesses situations in a logical manner. She is extremely loyal to the guild and its members, regardless of how new they are or their background. Cana's loyalty towards her fellow guild members is shown when she angrily attacks Freed Justine when he forced Juvia Lockser to render herself unconscious and derided her as "the Phantom girl". In addition, Cana always stands up for her dreams (to become an S Class Mage) and never goes down without a fight, as shown when she attacks Freed, despite being unable to defeat him in the past, without hesitation during their S-Class Qualification Exam battle.
However, the S-Class exam shows another side of her, one who is willing to betray her teammates to become an S-Class Mage. This desperation actually stems from her desire to confess to her father. However, upon realizing her mistake she became deeply depressed and tried to rectify it
As a child, she didn't have much interest in drinking. She was much more mature than the other young members of the guild, and acted like an older sister figure to them.
Cana has been in Fairy Tail for twelve years, often socializing with a young Gray Fullbuster, and having joined the guild before Natsu Dragneel or Erza Scarlet had joined. Lucy notes that among the guild members in their age group, Cana is the eldest and the most senior member of Fairy Tail.
As a very young girl, Cana came to Fairy Tail after the death of her mother to find her father, Gildarts Clive, who was a member of Fairy Tail. Though her mother had left Cana in the custody of Gildarts, he was unaware that he had a daughter and Cana became too intimidated to tell him that she was his daughter when she learned how great a Mage he was. Gildarts gave her little to no attention, even the brief times he was at the guild, and Cana joined the guild in hopes of some day working up the nerve to tell him that he was her father. However, as time went on, it became more difficult for Cana and she eventually decided that she would tell Gildarts the truth, when she was able to achieve the rank of S-Class. However, despite having the potential to become an S-Class Mage, she began to despair after failing the exam four times, surpassed even by Erza and Mirajane, both who had joined the guild after her.
Cana makes her debut when Natsu and Happy bring Lucy Heartfilia to the guild, saying Gray was undignified for being in only his underwear, and then drinking directly out of a massive beer barrel. The quarrelsome actions of Natsu and Gray lead into a massive brawl. Complaining about the noise, she is the first one to release her Magic in an effort to end the fight. However, Makarov's sudden appearance in his giant form soon puts an end to the brawl. When he reads out the list of offenses caused by the members, Cana's involves her drinking fifteen barrels of alcohol and charging it to the council.
She makes a short appearance getting scolded by Erza for her inappropriate drinking posture.
During the fight between Natsu and Erza, she acts as a bookie, letting people place bets on who they think will win. Happy was one of her clients, which makes Lucy shocked.
Phantom Lord arc
The outrage caused by Gajeel Redfox's attacks on Levy McGarden, Droy and Jet lead Cana and a large portion of the Fairy Tail members to directly attack Phantom Lord's guild. She fights alongside Loke in the battle, defeating many minor members. However, the loss of Makarov's power forces them to retreat.
Recovering at the guild, she is seen attempting to locate Mystogan through her Magic but has no success. Laxus Dreyar seems to be their last hope, but he is against the idea of returning. He then suggests that he'll return if Lucy becomes his "woman" and if Cana strips for him. Before she can retort Mirajane smashes the communication orb lamenting on such a person could be a member of Fairy Tail and cries that she'll fight too. Cana holds her back, saying that she'll only be a burden even if she's a former S-Class Mage.
The humongous six-legged Phantom Lord guild suddenly attacks with its Magical cannon "Jupiter". Erza prevents the blast from destroying the guild but it starts to reload which takes fifteen minutes. As Jose Porla's shades attack, she sends Team Natsu and Elfman into the Phantom Mk. II to defeat the Element 4. She fights valiantly but she watches in horror as the guild falls apart. However, she is overjoyed as Natsu defeats Gajeel and Makarov defeats Jose Porla, winning them the war. She then promptly begins drinking again to celebrate.
Fighting Festival arcCana returns to compete in the "Miss Fairy Tail" pageant, to which she just wants the prize money to buy more alcohol. She is turned to stone by Evergreen along with the other contestants but was reverted to normal when Erza defeated Evergreen. After that, Cana and Juvia go together to find Laxus but they find Freed instead. As they were trapped in a barrier that will only let one out if the other is rendered unable to fight. Juvia harms herself greatly by destroying one of Laxus' lacrima to let Cana out. Then she asked Cana, about accepting her as a member of Fairy Tail. Cana says that she's a proud member of the guild. After that, she tries to fight Freed, for calling Juvia "Phantom Girl", but she was easily defeated. Elfman tried to avenge her, but he also failed. Only Mirajane's fury, which unsealed her true power, give her abilities necessary to defeat him.
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Cana is seen drinking from a barrel at the guild, even throughout the arrival of Anima, hugging and calling the barrel her "boyfriend'. Mirajane advises her to leave some of her "boyfriend" for guests, before she leaves for church with her brother. She later talks with Lucy and Levy about Natsu's childhood friend, Lisanna. She comments that Lucy looks similar to Lisanna. Anima transports all of them to Edolas.
Tenrou Island arc
She is seen when the guild starts a guild fight, saying it has been a long time since the last one. While Lucy is taking a shower, Cana suddenly appears in her bath, asking if she has any alcohol. Cana then asks Lucy about how things are going with her father, but when Lucy inquires, Cana replies that she is thinking about leaving the guild. Later Lucy talks about it with Mirajane, but Mirajane tells her that Cana always acts that way around this time.
Later when Marakov announced the Mages who qualified for the S-Class Wizard Promotion Trial, Cana was among those named as a candidate, though the rest of the candidates were excited and celebrating, she seemed upset and strangely quiet. Lucy notes that it was perhaps this that is the reason why Cana is considering to leave the Guild but still is confused to why she is upset. Shortly after, Carla had an obscure premonition with images of Cana and Natsu crying, and a seemingly lifeless hand during the trial.
Lucy later finds Cana sprawled out in an alleyway, flat out drunk. She then brings Cana home, and Cana reveals that this trial would be the 5th time she is participating, and if she failed, she would not be able to meet 'that person'. When Lucy asks why she wants the S-Class status so much, Cana reveals to Lucy an unknown reason, and Lucy appears horror struck. Cana then continues to say that she will leave the guild for real this time if she does not pass. She is touched as Lucy offers to be her partner in the upcoming trial.
As the participants head towards the island, Cana is waiting patiently for their arrival to their destination. The master arrives before long to explain the rules of the first trial. When the first trial started she and Lucy hit a delay because Freed used a rune on the boat, which prevents everyone from leaving for 5 min. As soon as the rune was released, she and Lucy realize that they're way behind and arrive on the island last. Shortly after realizing that all but 1 path is left, Lucy tried to boost Cana's confidence by saying luck usually happens in situations like this. But as soon as they enter, they realize that they're in a battle path, and the opponents they have to defeat to continue are Freed and Bickslow. This proves to be a major problem since Cana couldn't even land a single hit on Freed in their last battle.
Once they had encountered Freed and Bickslow, Cana was initially nervous at going toe to toe against Freed again, but discovers that Freed has a weakness for women in bikinis (he asks them to put on clothes before their fight), so Cana throws playing card that releases women in bikinis, bombarding Freed with their bodies and titillating him into submission. Lucy then summons Virgo to distract Bickslow in the same manner, but he responds that he isn't like that and uses his dolls to take down Virgo and to then smash into Lucy and Cana. Cana then uses the Magic card Holy Fountain, which summons beams of water to strike at Bickslow's dolls. Bickslow's dolls avoid the beams, and continue to attack her. Lucy, in response, summons Aquarius (using Cana's water as a medium) to create powerful waves of water that flood the entire cave. When the water drains away, Freed and Bickslow are knocked out, and after a comical argument between Cana and Aquarius over attacking comrades, Cana and Lucy move onto the next round victorious.
The two of them are later seen changing clothes from their bikinis when they feel Gildarts' Magical aura vibrate throughout the island. They later meet up with the participants who managed to get through the first trial.
Lucy and Cana along with the other winners of the first trial all welcome Gray and Loke when they arrive. Makarov starts to announce who defeated who in the first trial. Gray gets shocked when he hears Lucy and Cana beat Bickslow and Freed. After he announces them, Lucy and Cana figure out that Evergreen and Elfman had to be left with Mirajane. Assuming they lost, they are shocked to actually see them return claiming they beat Mira. Then Natsu gets up and challenges all the S-Class Trial remaining participants to who will win. Cana willingly accepts refusing to lose. When the next trial to find Mavis Vermilion's grave begins, Lucy and Cana get chased by a giant gecko-like creature.
Later Cana and Lucy are seen trying to figure out where the first master's grave could be located; with Cana's past trial experience and Lucy's knowledge they manage figure it out and run towards said location, not knowing that Gray and Loke were spying on them and are following them. They then saw Erza's red flare that signaled that they were to prepare for battle against enemies, but Cana wanted to continue the trial. Gray and Loke then emerged from their hiding spot and said it was not the time before suggesting they all go together to the emergency meeting spot. Along the way, they see numerous Grimoire Heart members emerge from bubbles in the sky, and the group battles them, quickly dispatching most of them. The remaining combatants suddenly vanish, and Caprico arrives to fight all of them, saying that having the remaining Grimoire Heart members fight would be a waste and that he alone would suffice. As the fight begins, Caprico immediately knocks Cana onto the ground with a high kick. Later on, as Cana gets back up, Caprico informs the group what Grimoire Heart plans to do with Zeref: to make him the ruler of a world where non-Magic humans cannot survive.
The group then questions Grimoire Heart's goals, and as everyone prepares to fight, Loke tells the others to leave so he can fight their opponent one on one. He explains that their opponent uses Human Subordination Magic, which weakens the battle and Magic power of humans. He then tells them that their opponent is the Celestial Spirit Capricorn, surprising Cana. Cana and the others reluctantly leave.
Cana then asks to split up into two groups so they can find the other members of the Seven Kin. At first Gray refuses, because he doesn't want the group to handle the enemy separately. However Cana says that she wants to resume the trial as soon as possible, so Gray agrees and split up from Lucy and Cana. After a while, Cana asks Lucy what her opinion on the hints concerning Mavis's grave was. Lucy states that the death made her think of other things, and that the six hour time limit means a six letter word related to grave. She says that the only word she can think of is demise, although there may be some unused letters. Lucy then begins asking if Cana remembers how the first trial involving paths and that one of them started with the letter E. Cana suddenly puts her to sleep with a sleep card. She moves Lucy to the side of the path, still leaving her out in the open, and heads off, apologizing for her actions.
Cana eventually reaches Route E stating that she got there first and that she will finally be and S-Class Mage so that she can meet her father and tell him that she has become an S-Class Mage. As she is walking along she notices a bright light glowing out of nowhere.
Cana walks towards Mavis Vermilion's grave, claiming that she can now become an S-Class Mage and finally meet her father. When she reaches the grave she is surprised to see it is glowing. Cana then tries to touch the Mavis's grave but is blocked by the Magic surrounding it. Cana then flashes back to her youth when she first comes to Fairy Tail after her mothers death. She recalls her father, Gildarts Clive, never claiming Cana as his daughter. She then decides that she will tell the truth to her father if she becomes an S-class Mage, but due to her failing four times in a row she had come to consider herself unworthy of being his daughter.
The pouch Cana is carrying then begins to glow and she remembers that the card is to let her know if Lucy was in trouble. She drops the card and cries out that she never wished to betray her comrades, so she decides to return to the fight, which results in Mavis Vermilion bestowing Fairy Glitter upon her.
Cana manages to find Lucy and the others by using her Help Lucy card. Upon seeing Bluenote Stinger, she immediately attacks with her cards and tries to cast Fairy Glitter, but the shocked Bluenote uses his Magic to stop her. Cana apologizes to Lucy and reassures her that she will beat Bluenote. She then asks Natsu to distract Bluenote for her to build up Magical Power, but Bluenote stops them again using his Gravity Magic. He is disgusted by the fact that Cana got the Magic he was looking for. However, he is happy to take the Magic away from her. Cana explains that only the members of the guild can use the Magic, not someone like him. Bluenote then starts to explain the origin of Magic, and as he levitates Cana. He explains that the one that's closer to the origin of Magic can use any kind of Magic. He taunts Cana that it's an extremely powerful Magic that collects and concentrates the light of sun, moon, and the stars, and someone like her can't use it.
As Bluenote is about to kill her, Natsu, who is still under the effect of the gravity, launches a roar towards the ground, and strikes Bluenote with it. Distracted by the attack, Cana takes the opportunity and fires Fairy Glitter. The attack, however, is parried onto the ground, and Bluenote further taunts her about her about her Magic lacking the ability to properly wield Fairy Glitter. Cana is stunned by the fact that he is still standing, while Bluenote explains that he can extract the Magic by killing her. As Bluenote is about to succeed, Gildarts showed up and blasts Bluenote away.
Cana cries at the sight of her father. Gildarts tells everyone to get away as he runs up to attack Bluenote. After seeing Gildarts' strength, Wendy agrees they should get away. Lucy struggles to agree, but Cana interrupts. Looking at the ground, Cana tells Lucy if they stay here, they will only be in Gildarts's way again. Lucy turns her head away, knowing Cana feels worthless again. As they run, Cana at some point loses consciousness. Lucy then starts carrying her as they run towards camp.
After Grimoire Heart's defeat, she wonders whether her father is okay, only to be surprised to see him laughing at Laxus for his excommunication. She later takes a herbal bath with Lucy, while everyone is still at camp. Lucy asks about her arm that was injured when she used Fairy Giltter. Cana holds it up to show that it had healed, and the trial period of its use had ended. Cana apologizes to leaving Lucy to go off on her own. Lucy doesn't care, claiming she didn't want Cana to be sad of it.
Later on, Cana walks up to Gildarts fishing. When they are finally alone, Cana reveals Gildarts is her father. Gildarts reacts surprised and starts going through the list of women he was with, wondering whose daughter Cana is. Cana, extremely disappointed, starts to walk away. Gildarts then comes behind her and hugs her, realizing Cana can only be the daughter of Cornelia. Gildarts tells Cana she was the only woman he actually loved, but was too focused on work, and left eighteen years ago. Cana tells Gildarts he doesn't need to be a father now, and says for just one moment she was glad to meet him. Gildarts cries after realizing how he never knew his daughter, and hugs her again, promising they will spend more time together.
Everything is interrupted when the "Black Dragon of the Apocalypse", Acnologia lands on the island and starts its rampage. Cana flees with the guild after Makarov defends the guild from the Dragon all by himself. Cana shortly returns with the guild to help Makarov though. Eventually the Dragon flies into the air, tired of the battle, and prepare a final attack to destroy the island. All the Fairy Tail members on the island hold hands, in an attempt to negate the attack by using defensive Magic. It fails as Acnologia fires its Dragon Roar, completely destroying Tenrou Island.
Cana along with the rest of the others are rescued by Bisca, Alzack, Jet, Droy, Max, Warren and the Trimens from Blue Pegasus. She watches as Mavis Vermilion reveals that she was the one who saved them and then disappears. She, along with the other returning members, returns to Fairy Tail and are is welcomed back by Romeo Conbolt. Gildarts also starts to bond with Cana and walks around the guild carrying her in his arms. Cana tells him to put her down.
Key of the Starry Sky arc
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Grand Magic Games arc
Later on, Cana asks Erza if she has seen her father around. Erza informs her Gildarts went to the old guild location with Makarov. Cana takes this as an opportunity to do her jobs and heads out alone.
Cana is present at the inauguration for her father to be the fifth Fairy Tail master. Everybody is surprised when he fails to show and leaves a note instead. In the note he reveals he has set out on another journey. He also says he doesn't want to be master, but before he gives it away, he allows Laxus back in the guild, and makes Makarov the master again. Gildarts has also left behind a card for Cana in case she ever needs him. Cana rips it immediately though, stating she never wanted her life to be changed by Gildarts anyways.
Later, after the guild decides to join the Grand Magic Games, Cana together with her team mates, Mirajane, Elfman, and Lisanna, hikes out to the mountain to train themselves and enhance their power. While everyone else in Fairy Tail goes to the Domus Flau to support the competing members of Fairy Tail, Cana tours the local bars in Crocus. When the members of Fairy Tail are in a bar in Crocus celebrating their defeat, Cana criticizes them for losing so badly. A while after, a man named Bacchus comes into the bar and challenges her to a drinking match. Despite warnings from Cana, Macao Conbolt, and Wakaba Mine, Bacchus doesn't back down from the challenge, and, much to the shock of all the observers, Cana is defeated. After he defeats her, he takes her bra as a trophy.
The next day, after it is revealed that Bacchus would be fighting for Team Quatro Cerberus against Team Fairy Tail A, she angrily demands that whoever is to fight the Quatro Cerberus representative to get revenge for her, while Macao tries to calm her down. As the battle between Elfman and Bacchus continues, Cana is seen grimacing as Elfman takes some serious damage, and again when she thinks that her guild-mate lost but then cheers when it turns out that Elfman is the winner. After Lisanna checks on Elfman, Cana welcomes her back and inquires about the victor's condition.
On the third day of the Grand Magic Games event, Cana represents the B team as a reserve of Jellal explaining he can't come out because of the guest commentator. The event, Pandemonium, consists on defeating monsters of different levels to earn points and progress. However, the event is finished by Erza Scarlet alone, which amazes the entire audience.With Erza bringing an early end to Pandemonium, the placement of the other participants is motioned to be decided by the substitute event MPF, which is named after the device it employs: the MPF (Magic Power Finder) - an artifact that, when struck by Magic, represents the amount of power that the Magic has as a numerical value. The higher the number, the more powerful the Magic is. Having picked 8 as her number, Cana is the last to use the MPF. When it's her turn, she reveals her Fairy Glitter tattoo, much to Makarov's surprise. Mavis explains that she lent Cana Fairy Glitter so that Cana could win the event, and states that given Cana's magical potential, the spell should work this time. Cana proceeds to cast Fairy Glitter on the MPF machine, devastating the surrounding area and shocking the entire audience as the full power of Fairy Glitter breaks the MPF machine, giving Cana a full score of 9,999, exceeding the power of even Jura's spell and placing Fairy Tail B second for the third day's event. As Cana proclaims Fairy Tail's power to the audience, the Fairy Glitter tattoo vanishes from her arm.
During the third day's battle portion, Cana is extremely surprised to see what seems to be Laxus getting beaten around by "Alexei". Cana later expresses shock when he sees Laxus disappear and another Laxus popping up out of nowhere, with Raven Tail's members defeated and "Alexei" exposed as Ivan Dreyar. When Laxus is declared the winner, Cana is visibly pleased. At the end of the day, Cana joins her fellow guildmates in a drink at the local bar. As they party, she boasts about her power during the MPF event to Macao and Wakaba, both of whom ask if she was just cheating.
That evening, Cana and the rest of the guild heads to Ryuzetsu Land, a popular leisure center in Crocus. Upon arrival, Cana laments not having brought a swimsuit having to swim in her underwear. She later hangs out with the members of Team Quatro Puppy in the pool, much to their delight. A little while later, Gray and Lyon fight and freeze the pool, with Natsu deciding to get rid of the ice by using his own Magic. Cana is sent flying when Natsu employs more power than necessary, and ends up in the rubble, unconscious and on top of Bacchus.
After Lucy is taken to the infirmary, Cana is seen in the ward, saying that even though they are from different teams, they are still from the same guild. When Lucy falls asleep, she comments that Sabertooth has put them in a depressing mood. As the new Team Fairy Tail is announced, she says that it is an incredible team.
Later, following Natsu's victory against Sting and Rogue on the 4th Day, Cana is seen cheering him for it.
Soon after, the final day of the games begins and Team Fairy Tail enters the arena, topping the rankings at #1. Cana stands in the crowd with a pumped expression and, alongside the rest of the guild, cheers for the team. When the event of the day starts, the various teams scatter and begin battling. However, the members of Team Fairy Tail do not and instead remain in place. Cana responds to Lisanna's query about their actions, stating she doesn't know what they're doing. As the team moves out under Mavis' strategic command, Cana notes her strategy to be one aimed towards complete victory.
As Gray prepares to battle Rufus Lohr of Team Sabertooth, Cana watches in the crowd with other Fairy Tail members, listening as Mavis recounts Rufus' vitality to Sabertooth's plan. After the battle begins and Rufus makes his moves, Cana comments on how Rufus can make it so that any Magic Gray uses once can't be used again. After Gray manages to defeat Rufus, Cana, along with the other guild members, cheers on the Ice Mage for his victory. Soon after Gray's victory, Erza encounters both Minerva and Kagura on the battlefield, and whilst the members of Fairy Tail all comment on the unpredictable outcome of the battle and express their worry for Erza, Cana happily grabs them all into drunken hugs, confidently stating that there is no way in hell Erza can lose.
During the fight between Erza and Kagura, Cana watches in shock as Erza's opponent unsheathes her sword and aims for an apologizing Erza, resulting in a bloody outcome. Erza however, is unharmed, though Cana's relief can only be short-lived as she soon becomes concerned when, in a different part of Crocus, Gajeel begins to be beaten around by Sabertooth's Rogue, the latter being possessed by his shadow. However, Gajeel is ultimately victorious. Upon his victory, Cana pats Levy on the head as reassurance for the young Mage.
Later, as the battle between Jura, Laxus and Orga begins, Cana is left with an uneasy expression as Orga is defeated by Jura. She is then shocked after Laxus is smashed into the ground by the saint with ease. A curious Cana approaches Levy as she sees a book in her hands. She asks Levy where she attained said book from, but Levy simply continues to explain Erza's armor's abilities and its history. Cana listens to the maiden as she states that due to the incredible amount of Magic consumed by the Nakagami Armor, it has been more than a decade since anyone has been able to don it. Upon defeating Minerva, as well as Gray and Juvia dominating the battlefield over at their side, Team Fairy Tail receives a total of six points; filling the Guild's Mages' hearts with happiness. However, after calculating the scores and noting that Sabertooth's Sting Eucliffe still has a shot at achieving victory, Cana, filled with worry, waits for the outcome of the tournament.
Cana looks towards the sky as she learns of Sting's location in Crocus, thanks to the Mage firing a flare up at the sky. Despite her worry-filled thoughts, Sting surrenders, grating Fairy Tail the victory. Cana and the other Mages celebrate the joyous event. With the victory announced, Cana raises her arms in glee over the success of their guild.
Soon after, Cana goes along with the members of the various participating guilds and is told by the King about the upcoming attack by the Dragons. When Evergreen states that all of Fairy Tail couldn't even defeat Acnologia, Lisanna comments that such was a special case. Despite this, Cana remains apprehensive about an attack by 10,000 Dragons. The King requests that the guilds cooperate with the kingdom to stop the attack by explaining their plan. Hearing this, Cana joins the many other Mages in agreeing to do so. As the guilds prepare themselves for the upcoming battle, Cana suggests Erza to take a bit more time to rest due to her wound, to which Erza dismisses and states that she will be fine.
Cana later watches as the Dragon Atlas Flame descends upon Fairy Tail. After introducing itself, the Dragon attacks Fairy Tail with its Dragon's Roar, sending the entire Guild, Cana included, flying.
Magic and Abilities
Card Magic (魔法の札, マジックカード, Majikku Kādo): A type of Holder Magic which revolves around the use of Magical cards, which can produce a variety of effects, such as generating things,  and even seemingly living beings. Cana's cards can be used for offense, with her fighting style having been described as "all-round": she can employ them as long-range weapons by throwing them at her enemies, and has displayed considerable accuracy in doing so; she is also said to be capable of combining her cards to generate particular effects (something which was extensively shown in the anime). Aside from combat, Card Magic seems to possess other avenues for usage: Cana apparently can track down people to some degree through the cards' use, as shown when she placed several of them on the ground in an attempt to pinpoint Mystogan's location, but to no effect, leaving the effectiveness and the conditions of the cards' tracking power unknown. In addition, the cards can reproduce the effects from a variety of different forms of magic, such as Water Magic or Sleep Magic, coming in as very versatile, if used the right way. Cana's cards can also be linked to specific individuals, allowing her to gain information about their status and location, as well as to communicate with them. Due to the deck not being visible anywhere on her body, Cana likely stores her cards away in the plumed bag she's always shown carrying around.
- Shuriken Cards: Cana is capable of throwing cards as projectiles at her enemies. These thrown cards seem to possess cutting power, being shown piercing targets as if they were shuriken. Cana tends to throw several of them at the same time, likely to strike a larger area or to increase the chance to hit. (Unnamed)
- Cards Volley: An enhanced ranged attack, in which Cana throws several cards at once at her target in an arched formation. The barrage was redirected by Bluenote Stinger, so its full effects are unknown. However, the deflected cards hit the ground with enough strength to shatter it, lifting up a cloud of debris, implying that either possesses great blunt power or explosive properties. (Unnamed)
- Cards Wardrobe: By having a large amount of her cards float around her and hide her upper body from sight, Cana was shown capable of changing her outfit, removing most of her clothes to don a bikini in a moment, in a fashion reminiscent of Requip.
- Sexy Lady Card (セクシーお姉さんカード Sekushī Oneesan Kādo):One of Cana's single card attacks. She throws a card portraying a curvaceous woman in a skimpy bikini at her target. This will prompt such woman to come to life from the card, alongside some others, sporting similar curves and attires. These women will then surround the target and proceed to hug them and rub themselves against them. Opponents who are either attracted by beautiful women or shy when confronted with them are likely to be frozen on place, becoming unable to react properly. In the anime, the generated amount of women is much greater than the manga counterpart.
- Woman Wall: The amount of beautiful women produced by this card is enough for them to create a living wall by stacking themselves one on the other's shoulders, surrounding the target and multiplying the primary seduction effect. While this might be ineffective as a serious form of defense, someone not willing to hurt women might be seriously hindered by it. (Unnamed)
- The Prayer's Fountain (祈り子の噴水 İnoriko no Funsui): A single card spell. Cana places a card on the ground, summoning forth several beams of water from it, which strike in all directions. Cana warned Lucy Heartfilia that the water produced by this card is dangerous to touch, but the effects of touching it are unknown. However, water-based Celestial Spirits may be summoned within it without apparent consequences, as the water was shown acting as a medium for Aquarius. As the name itself suggests, in the manga the card bears the drawing of a fountain on it; in the anime, however, this was replaced with abstract drawing, portraying a watery entity with its face appearing from many currents.
- Sleep Card: Another single card spell. Cana pulls out a card portraying a cartoonish, sleeping ram, together with the word "Sleep", and activates it with her magic. Such an action, immediately put Cana's partner at the time, Lucy Heartfilia, who was standing near her, to sleep. The specific mechanics that are behind the card's usage are unknown, as well as how it works in detail or if there are limitations to its usage, but its basics seem to be the same as Sleep Magic. (Unnamed)
- Help Lucy Card: A card adorned by a cartoonish drawing of a distressed Lucy Heartfilia, plus the word "Help" on the top and "Lucy" on the lower part. The card would shine visibly if Lucy were to find herself in danger, and, if need be, a prominent arrow can appear from the card, pointing in Lucy's direction, and thus allowing Cana to pinpoint her location. (Unnamed)
- Call Gildarts Card: A card which Cana was entrusted with by Mirajane on her father Gildarts Clive's behalf. This card, bearing the picture of a cartoonish Gildarts together with the words "Call" and "Gildarts", is said to be linked to another card which Gildarts carries around, and to possess the ability to "send it Cana's wishes", allowing her to somehow remain in contact with Gildarts and, if need be, call for his assistance. Cana, believing Gildarts to be acting in an overly fatherly way, playfully tore the card to shreds. (Unnamed)
- Jolt of Fate: One of Cana's multiple cards spell. She places three of her cards, the "Lightning" (which has multiple, yellow and green lightning on it), "Reverse Tower" (drawn as an orange and blue tower, on bright light sky, with yellow clouds) and "Lovers" (with black and white cats hugging, and a red heart between them) together in her hand. Those cards interact with each other, strike multiple opponents around her with a massive lightning shock, which is generated from her Magic Seal.
- Summoned Lightning: Also Cana's multiple cards attack. She combines three of her cards, the "Heaven" (a blue and purple card, with a picture resembles mustache man, with a sky circle on his head), "Reverse Death" (red, white and black human silhouette drawing on it) and "Mountain" (a landscape drawing with multiple green mountains on the blue sky) in her hand, after which, her Magic Seal is summoned, from which green lightning bolts are fired towards her opponent in an arched trajectory. This attack can be used as a trap-oriented version, in which several cards are left on the ground in a circular formation. Everyone who steps foot inside such formation will be electrocuted by green lightning.
- Explosion Cards: Cana's multiple, long distance card attack. She has several unnamed cards, seemingly float before her in a curved line. This formation prompts a burst of flames to appear, which is sent flying in her target's direction.
- Wind Edge: Cana's multiple, long distance card attack. She pulls out two cards: "Heaven" and one unnamed (with green, wind-like drawing on it) and combines them in one hand, and with the other one, when she waves it in the direction of the spell, it activates. This action is generating an ascending air blast from the ground several meters away from her, which can strike multiple opponents at the same time. (Unnamed)
- Burning Cards: Cana's multiple, long distance card attack. She throws a few, the same, unnamed magic cards, with a flame-like drawing on them. Those cards, after throwing, change to flame covered bullets, with a fire "comet tails" after them, then explode when they hit their target  (Unnamed)
- Icicle: Cana's multiple, long distance card attack. She uses three unnamed cards, combines them in her hand and wave them at her opponent. This creates multiple ice bullets, resembling icicles which both hit and freeze the target.
Fairy Glitter (妖精の輝き, フェアリーグリッター, Fearī Gurittā): One of Fairy Tail's three great Magics, which was momentarily bestowed upon Cana by Mavis Vermilion. Cana's ability to use this spell was manifested by a dark tattoo imprinted on her right forearm, consisting of Fairy Tail's symbol surrounded by a sharp, concave design, resembling an arrowhead, or a slender triangular shield. To activate it, Cana first gathered light around her right arm, her tattoo shining as she did so. She then proceeded to chant the incantation: "Gather! O river of light that guides the fairies! Shine! In order to perish the fangs of evil! Fairy Glitter!". This prompted a large, bright halo of light to surround the target, which rapidly got tighter, hitting the opponent and heavily damaging them.
Fortune Telling: Using the very same cards she employs for her Card Magic, Cana seems capable of reading fortune, similar to real forms of fortune-telling performed through tarot cards, and appears to be fairly skilled at it, having foreseen Lucy Heartfilia would have met a special person, something which did happen. Cana started training this peculiar ability during her younger days in Fairy Tail, when she desperately longed to confess to Gildarts Clive that she was his daughter, but was stopped by his continuous absences from the guild and by her own shyness: in order to know when Gildarts would have been back, she started practicing fortune-telling, something which eventually led her to take up Card Magic as her primary Magic. It is unknown if her predictions stem from Magic or not.
Alcohol Tolerance: Cana is known for possessing immense alcohol tolerance: she is shown remaining sober after literally drinking entire barrels of alcohol by herself, and she's also responsible for the 30% of the yearly alcohol consumption of Fairy Tail. So far, the only instance in which she actually got drunk was at the beginning of the Tenrou Island arc, in which depression, together with several bottles of alcohol, led to her collapsing in an alleyway and almost dying, had not been for Lucy's intervention.
Enhanced Strength: Cana seems to possess deceptively high physical strength, being shown lifting large barrels full of alcohol above her head with just her hands without apparent effort.
Immense Magic Power: As noted by Mavis, Cana possesses considerable amounts of latent magical power. When utilizing the spell, Fairy Glitter, on the MPF, she was capable of surpassing even Jura's score, overloading the device with her power.
Magic Cards: Cana always carries around with her a deck of cards, which she uses to perform her Card Magic. The back of all these cards bears a dark cross with heart-shaped arms (a bit reminiscent of Heart Kreuz's logo) surrounded by an intricated motif, while the front part houses a different image for each of them, somehow reminiscent of those found on real-life tarots, which they're based after.
Main article: Gray Fullbuster
Cana and Gray Fullbuster have been friends ever since they joined Fairy Tail in their childhood, having done so in the same period. As children, they were often shown to be together, with Cana using her cards to try and read Gray's fortune, as well as pointing out when the boy inadvertently removed his clothes due to his stripping habit. Each of them recently stated to be on good terms with the other during their respective interviews for the Sorcerer Magazine. Gray is often shown to joke around with Cana, holding back laughs when telling the girl that her Edolas counterpart was completely different from her after returning from the alternate dimension, and later pulling her leg about her newly-found relationship with her father Gildarts Clive.
Main article: Macao Conbolt
Cana and her older guildmate Macao Conbolt are said to be drinking buddies. They get along with each other very well, considering themselves great friends, and, at some point, Cana even became infatuated with Macao, going as far as to decrease the amount of alcohol she used to drink when advised to do so by him, only to subsequently double it after Macao got himself a girlfriend. The man is shown to respect both Cana's fighting spirit and her alcohol tolerance, considering the latter unmatched; when Bacchus defeated her in a drinking contest and took her bikini top "as a trophy", Macao angrily rushed to Quatro Cerberus's S-Class Mage in an attempt to punch him and protect her friend's honor.
Main article: Laxus Dreyar
Cana wasn't too keen on the arrogant and overbearing demeanor which initially characterized Laxus Dreyar, one of Fairy Tail's top S-Class Mages, angrily telling him off when Laxus refused to help his guildmates out during their confrontation with the Phantom Lord guild; the man, in turn, said that he would have done something only if Cana had stripped for him, hinting at some perversive tendencies towards her. Following Laxus' excommunication and his subsequent return to the guild, with his attitude having gotten less arrogant and friendlier, the two of them seem to be on better terms, as shown from Cana cheerfully drinking with the S-Class Mage and his Thunder God Tribe during the party taking place after the first day of X791's Grand Magic Games.
Main article: Gildarts Clive
Gildarts Clive is the currently strongest member of Fairy Tail. Cana, daughter of Cornelia and Gildarts himself, at first did not have the courage to reveal this kindred to her father. Due to her mother's death, the girl went in search of her father for shelter and arrived at Fairy Tail. For a long time, she kept waiting for her father's arrival, but, since Gildarts is one of the best Mages of Fairy Tail, the arduous jobs he took were time-consuming. Gildarts, unaware of Cana being his child, gave little attention to her, and Cana joined the guild to be able to tell her father about her.
Seeing that Gildarts was a respected and powerful Mage, Cana decided to tell her father about their family relationship the day she would be a S-Class Mage, equalling Gildarts in hierarchy. After four failures to complete the S-Class Trial, Cana started to lose hope, with Erza and Mirajane besting her despite joining the guild after her. After being selected for the fifth time in the S-Class Trial, Cana decided that, had she failed again, she would have left the Guild.
With Cana unable to make efficient use of one of Fairy Tail's three legendary spells, Fairy Glitter, bestowed upon her by the first Master Mavis Vermilion, she was unable to protect her comrades from Grimoire Heart's Deputy Commander Bluenote Stinger. It was Gildarts' arrive which saved her, with the S-Class Mage ordering her and the others to run, and Cana reluctantly abiding to such order.
After the grueling war between Fairy Tail and Grimoire Heart, Cana, encouraged by Lucy Heartfilia, musters the courage to tell Gildarts about her relationship with him. Hearing that, Gildarts hugs her beloved daughter shedding tears of joy.
Seven years after the disappearance of Tenrou Island, Cana and the other missing Fairy Tail members are back home and are partying. A happy Gildarts takes Cana in his arms, showing an excessive love and possessiveness for her daughter, with Cana angrily describing him as clingy. After Gildarts turns down the position of sixth Master and leaves for some time, he has a card delivered to Cana, which, if need be, she could use to contact him. The girl, however, tears the card into pieces with a smile, stating that she never wanted to change Gildarts or her own life. The two can lead their lives normally, even though they now share a special bond.
Main article: Lucy Heartfilia
Lucy Heartfilia was Cana's partner during the S-Class Trial. With Cana in a state of depression, she confesses to Lucy that she is going to leave the guild while the two are bathing together. This troubles Lucy, and she informs Mirajane about Cana's intentions. Mirajane brushes it off, saying that Cana always acts like this when the Trial nears. Following this, the S-Class Trial itself is announced with Cana being a participant.
On her way home, Lucy discovers Cana in alley, flat out drunk, and as a result takes her home. There, Cana states that it is her fifth time undergoing the exam, subsequently revealing Lucy a shocking truth: her father is Gildarts Clive, the strongest Mage in Fairy Tail. As she continues with her revelation, she tells Lucy that Gildarts isn't aware of this. Cana then claims that she will reveal this to Gildarts only if she's made a S-Class Mage. Moved by such story, Lucy resolves to help Cana fulfill her goal, demonstrating the strong bond both Mages share.
During the exams, Lucy and Cana are pitted against the Thunder God Tribe members Freed Justine and Bickslow. The two girls are shown to work efficiently as a team, besting the opponents, stronger than them (though Freed and Bickslow actually lose on purpose in order to make up for past mistakes), and happily exult together as they ready for the following part of the Trial.
With Grimoire Heart's arrival on Tenrou Island, the exam is interrupted. Cana, however, resolves to complete the Trial nonetheless, and, after discovering the location of her target, Mavis Vermilion's grave, from Lucy, knocks her partner out and heads to the grave alone.
Later on, realizing her fault and being willing to atone for it, Cana heads out to save her Lucy and her comrades with the power of Fairy Glitter, a spell Mavis herself lends her for this noble goal. Unfortunately, she fails to do so and is saved by her father Gildarts. Then, Lucy takes care of an unconscious Cana. Later, after defeating the Grimoire Heart members, Cana apologizes to her partner for what she did, with Lucy brushing her excuses off, saying she doesn't mind. Cana and Lucy share a strong bond of friendship.
Main article: Mirajane Strauss
Mirajane, a S-Class Mage of Fairy Tail, is a childhood friend of Cana. Having known each other since their younger years, the two female Mages share a close and strong bond. During the war which pitted Fairy Tail against Phantom Lord, when Elfman, the young brother of Mirajane, was fighting one of Phantom Lord's Element 4, Sol, Mirajane was in a state of turmoil, and it was Cana who offered her support to console her. Mirajane is also shown to advise Cana to moderate her alcoholic drinking habit. Cana was part of Mirajane's training team after the 7-years absence due to the events of Tenrou Island, joining the three Take Over siblings in preparation for the Grand Magic Games.
Main article: Wakaba Mine
Cana Alberona first met Wakaba Mine whilst looking for her father, Gildarts Clive. He and his long-time friend, Macao Conbolt, were the ones who invited Cana into the guild, bringing her in for a cup of juice. Wakaba supported Cana the whole time she was waiting for Gildarts, and even introduced her to him. He also compliments Cana's fortune telling abilities, stating that they are reliable, and helped her train Card Magic throughout the years. During the war against Phantom Lord, Cana and Wakaba, alongside other Fairy Tail Mages, fought together against Jose Porla's Shades.
Main article: Juvia Lockser
During the events of the Harvest Festival, Juvia Lockser and Cana Alberona team up in the search for Laxus Dreyar. However, they instead come across Freed Justine, who, after calling Juvia "Phantom's Woman" in reference to her previous affiliation with Phantom Lord, states that Juvia has been a "child of Phantom" since birth, and that eventually she will turn against Fairy Tail. However, Juvia proves him wrong by sacrificing herself in order to save Cana. After Juvia's sacrifice, while the woman lays injured on the ground, Cana defends her, telling her that she is already accepted as a member of Fairy Tail, and that she is a brilliant Mage. Seconds later, Cana fights Freed, ordering him to take back what he said about Juvia. As the Fantasia parade began, she reminds Juvia that she has to participate.
Main article: Freed Justine
Cana fought Freed Justine during the Harvest Festival, receiving praise from the captain of the Thunder God Tribe but being rapidly defeated. Later, after Cana and Lucy Heartfilia fight and defeat Freed and Bickslow, Freed reveals that he decided to let them win on purpose, in order to make up for his past faults.
Main article: Loke
While almost no interactions have been shown between them, Cana and her former guildmate Loke are on good terms, and appear to have fought side by side several times: during the war which ensued between Fairy Tail and Phantom Lord, the two of them were shown fighting off enemy Mages back to back while assaulting Phantom Lord's building in retaliation to the rival guild's attack on team Shadow Gear, and later led their comrades against Jose Porla's Shades together while defending the guild.
Appearances in Other Media
Cana and her younger self appear in the third OVA, Memory Days. Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Erza, and Happy are sent to the past by the Memory Days Book. In the past, Lucy sees a young Cana beating Levy in a game with the help of her Magic and subsequently playing with Elfman.
Fairy Tail Portable Guild
Cana appears as a playable character in the first Fairy Tail Video Game, Fairy Tail Portable Guild, and is playable only if you unlock her through quests. She has no element, and she possesses the following Spells in the game:
- Magic Card-Bakuen: Cost 1 MP, Default Technique
- Magic Card-Shourai: Cost 1 MP, Cana must be at lv18 to purchase it in the shop.
- Magic Card-Hyouchiyuu: Cost 2 MP, Cana must be at lv25 to purchase it in the shop.
- Magic Card-Fuujin: Cost 4 MP, Cana must be at lv30 to purchase it in the shop.
Fairy Tail Portable Guild 2
Fairy Tail Gekitotsu! Kardia Daiseidou
- Main: Sun's Strength
- Sub 1: Fool's Temperance
- Sub 2: Death's Lovers
- Sub 3: Emperor's Chariot
- Super: Tower's Fortune
Fairy Tail Zeref's Awakening
Cana is a playable character in the video-game Fairy Tail: Zeref's Awakening. She can be unlocked at the beginning of the Tenrou Island arc. She uses the following spells:
- Card Magic: Cost 20 VP, she's having that spell from the beginning.
- Explosion Cards: Cost 40 VP, she's having that spell from the beginning.
- Jolt of Fate: Cost 40 VP, she must buy that spell in the shop.
- Icicle: Cost 40 Vp, she must buy that spell in the shop.
- Wind Edge: Cost 40 VP, she must buy that spell in the shop.
- The Prayer's Fountain: Cost 80 VP, she must buy that spell in the shop.
- Fairy Glitter: Cost 120 VP, she must buy that spell in the shop.
- According to her guild card, she likes alcoholic drinks and dislikes non-alcoholic drinks.
- From the Volume 16 Limited Edition: Sorcerer Interview, the best quality of Fairy Tail according to Cana is that the alcoholic drinks from the guild taste really good. The most difficult job she has taken involved taking a stroll in the desert; quoting "For a second there, I thought I was going to die in that desert because there was no alcoholic drinks.". She wishes to be a mistress in a bar in the future. She has a good relationship with Gray and Macao.
- Cana's name came from Arcana of the tarot cards.
- (To herself in front of Mavis's grave)"It doesn't matter if I don't become an S-Class Mage anymore and it doesn't matter if I can't tell my father how I feel. I don't care about any of that. I just want to protect my friends."
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