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. Among those who are part of the younger generation of Fairy Tail, Cana has been in Fairy Tail the longest. She has been with the guild even longer than Mirajane, Elfman and Lisanna, as she was one of the first to become friends with the latter two siblings. 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; Cana became too intimidated to tell him that she was his daughter upon learning what a powerful Mage he was. Gildarts gave her little to no attention, even during the brief times he was at the guild, and Cana joined the guild in hopes of someday 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 become an S-Class Mage. 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 of whom had joined the guild after her.
Cana also stayed for a time at a church orphanage in Magnolia Town as a child.
After Natsu and Happy bring Lucy Heartfilia to the guild, Cana makes a jab at Gray regarding his undignified appearance before subsequently 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 Magic Council.
Following Erza's reappearance at the guild, Cana is briefly scolded by her for her drinking habits. During the fight between Natsu and Erza, Cana acts as a bookie and lets people place bets on who they think will win.
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 unforeseen loss of Makarov's Magic Power forces them to retreat. Recovering at the guild, she is seen attempting to locate Mystogan through her Magic but has no success. With Laxus as their only hope, Mirajane manages to contact him, but he tells her that he'll only return if Lucy becomes his "woman" and if Cana strips for him, prompting Mirajane to angrily smash the Lacrima. When she expresses her desire to join the fight, Cana holds her back and tells that despite her status as a former S-Class Mage, she will only hold them back if she participates. Suddenly, the humongous six-legged Phantom Lord Headquarters suddenly attacks with its Jupiter Cannon, though they are shielded from its blast by Erza. 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 watches in horror as the guild is destroyed. However, she is overjoyed as Natsu defeats Gajeel and Makarov defeats Jose, winning them the war. Celebrating, Cana then begins to drink.
Battle of Fairy Tail arc
Cana returns to compete in the "Miss Fairy Tail" pageant so that she may buy more alcohol with the prize money. She is swiftly turned to stone by Evergreen, along with the other contestants, but is returned to her normal state when Erza defeats Evergreen. After that, Cana and Juvia set out to find Laxus, though on their hunt they encounter Freed instead. Trapped inside one of his enchantments, Juvia attacks one of the Lacrima floating above, preventing her and Cana from having to fight each other, as well as setting her free. After consoling a weeping Juvia, Cana angrily attacks Freed for his mockery of Juvia, though she is defeated. Later, after Laxus's defeat, the Fantasia Parade begins, and she reminds Juvia that she has to participate in the parade before going on the "Miss Fairy Tail" float with Levy, Bisca and Lucy.
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 opening of the Anima, hugging and calling it her "boyfriend'. Mirajane advises her to leave some of her "boyfriend" for guests before leaving for the Kardia Cathedral with Elfman. 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. Later, after Team Natsu returns from Edolas, Gray begins to talk about her counterpart before bursting into laughter at her thought, prompting Cana to tell him that he is making her drink taste bad.
Tenrou Island arc
When the guild once again starts a brawl, Cana notes that it's been quite some time since the last before she, herself, joins in. Later, Cana appears in Lucy's bathtub while the woman is taking a shower, asking her if she has any alcohol. Cana then asks Lucy how her relationship with her father is, but when Lucy inquires as to the nature of the question, Cana replies that she is thinking about leaving the guild, something which she says yearly around the same time. Later, Cana is among the Mages who qualify to participate in the S-Class Mage Promotion Trial, though unlike the others, she remains quiet. Shortly thereafter, Carla sees a vision of the future in which Cana is crying.
An extremely drunk Cana is later found in an alleyway by Lucy, where she is then brought to the latter's apartment. Upon arriving, Cana reveals that this will be her fifth attempt at becoming an S-Class Mage, and that if she fails then she will be unable to meet "that person". Upon being asked why she wishes to become an S-Class Mage, Cana tells Lucy her reason, and states that if she fails this time, then she truly will leave the guild; Lucy tells Cana that she will help her achieve her goal and asks the woman to be her partner for the Promotion Trial. As the participants head towards the island, Cana patiently awaits their arrival. After Makarov explains the rules of the trial, Cana prepares to leave, but she and the rest of the participants are halted by Freed, who has set up an enchantment allowing only him and Bickslow to move on.With everyone else pulling ahead of them, Cana and Lucy leave for the island last. Upon arriving, the two women notice that only one path remains, a fact which depresses Cana. Shortly after walking down said path, however, they find themselves face-to-face with Freed and Bickslow, whom they must defeat to advance.
Despite being initially apprehensive at fighting Freed, Cana soon discovers that his weakness is immodestly dressed women and promptly summons a multitude of bikini-clad women to deal with him, though the two find out that Bickslow doesn't share this same weakness. Cana then uses The Prayer's Fountain card, which summons beams of water to strike at Bickslow's dolls; this proves ineffective as the dolls dodge the beams and continue their strike. Just then, however, using Cana's water as a medium, Lucy summons Aquarius and floods the cave with a wild torrent of water, rendering Freed and Bickslow unconscious and leaving them the victors. After the fact, however, Cana and Aquarius squabble amongst each other. Later, while changing out of her bikini, Cana senses Gildarts release his Magic Power. Cana and Lucy, along with the other winners of the first trial, welcome Gray and Loke when they arrive. After Makarov announces who defeated who in the first part of the trial, Cana deduces that Elfman and Evergreen had to have gone down Mirajane's path. Assuming they lost, Cana expresses shock when they appear, claiming to have beaten her. Cana then states her desire to not lose when Natsu challenges them all to see who becomes the next S-Class Mage. When the next trial to find Mavis Vermilion's grave begins, Cana and Lucy get chased by a Rollidillo.
Later, using their combined knowledge and experiences, Cana and Lucy deduce the location of Mavis' grave and rush towards it, however, they are followed by Gray and Loke. However, they soon see the emergency signal flare, signaling the immediate end of the trial; in spite of this, Cana wishes to continue. Cana and Lucy are then approached by Gray and Loke, who tell them that they should go to the rendezvous point. 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: make him the ruler of a world where non-magical 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, prompting her and the others to reluctantly leave. Cana then asks to split up into two groups so they can find the other members of the Seven Kin. Despite Gray's protests, Cana and Lucy separate from the Ice-Make Mage. After a while, Cana asks Lucy about the hints left for them to find Mavis' grave; Lucy mentions that death made her think of other things, such as the six hour time limit referring to a six letter word and a word synonymous to death: "demise". Upon hearing its connection to the E Path present at the beginning of the trial, Cana puts Lucy to sleep with her Sleep Card, moves her off the path and walks away, apologizing to Lucy for her actions.
Cana eventually reaches E Path and notices that she is the first to arrive on said path and reaffirms her desire to become an S-Class Mage to be able to meet her father. Continuing to walk down the path, she sees a bright light shining. 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 recalls the time she first visited Fairy Tail after her mother's death; she was in search of her father, Gildarts, but lacked the courage to tell him the truth. As the years passed and she repeatedly failed to become an S-Class Mage, Cana lost the confidence to tell him. The pouch Cana is carrying then begins to glow; she remembers that inside is the Help Lucy Card, a card made to alert her to any dangers Lucy may be in, causing her to break down. Dropping the card, Cana breaks down and states that she never wished to betray her comrades. Desiring to join the fight once more, Mavis bestows Fairy Glitter unto Cana. After using Lucy's Help Card to find her and the others, Cana immediately attacks the dominating Bluenote Stinger with her cards and tries to cast Fairy Glitter, but the shocked Bluenote uses his Gravity Magic to stop her. After apologizing to Lucy and assuring her that she will defeat Bluenote, Cana asks Natsu to distract Bluenote so that she may build up her Magic Power, but Bluenote stops them again by using his Gravity Magic. Hearing that Bluenote wishes to acquire Fairy Glitter, Cana tells him that only those from Fairy Tail can wield it, but Bluenote counters by explaining that those who are closest to The One Magic can use all kinds of Magic, and that someone such as her can't even fathom the proper use of a complex spell such as Fairy Glitter, all the while being lifted into the air by the man.
As Bluenote is about to kill her, Natsu manages to distract Bluenote long enough to allow Cana to cast Fairy Glitter. The spell, however, is parried onto the ground and Bluenote further taunts Cana about her inability to properly wield Fairy Glitter. Stunned by the fact that Bluenote is still standing, Cana is saved by the arrival of Gildarts seconds before Bluenote prepares to kill her. At the sight of her father, Cana cries, but Gildarts tells everyone to get away as he runs up to attack Bluenote. Looking at the ground, Cana tells an indecisive Lucy that if they stay they will only be in his way. As they run, Cana, at some point, loses consciousness and is carried to the camp by Lucy.
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 an herbal bath with Lucy while everyone is still at the camp. When Lucy asks about her arm that was injured when she used Fairy Glitter, Cana holds it up, showing that it has healed, and the trial period of its use had ended; Cana apologizes to Lucy for leaving her and going off, though she is immediately forgiven.
Later on, Cana walks up to Gildarts while the man is fishing. When they are finally alone, Cana reveals Gildarts is her father. Gildarts, surprised, starts going through the list of all the women he has been with, wondering whose daughter Cana is. Cana, extremely disappointed, starts to walk away, but Gildarts then comes behind her and hugs her, realizing Cana can only be the daughter of Cornelia. Gildarts tells Cana that Cornelia 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 his rampage. Cana flees with the guild after Makarov defends the guild from the Dragon all by himself, though she and the others swiftly return to fend the Dragon off. Eventually the Dragon flies into the air, tired of the battle, and prepares a final attack to destroy the island. All the Fairy Tail members on the island hold hands so as to erect a defensive barrier. Their efforts fail and Acnologia's Dragon's Roar obliterates Tenrou Island and everything on it.
Cana, along with the rest of the Team Tenrou, 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 before disappearing. She, along with the other returning members, then returns to Fairy Tail and is tearfully welcomed back by Romeo. It is then that, much to her chagrin, Cana is paraded around the guild in Gildarts' arms.
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, to which Erza says that 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 become the Fifth Master of Fairy Tail, though expresses surprise when he leaves a note in his place. In the note, Gildarts says that he went on another journey and that his only acts as Master are the reinstatement of Laxus Dreyar and the announcement of Makarov as the Sixth Master. Additionally, Gildarts has also left a card for Cana in case she ever needs him. Cana, however, immediately tears the card in two, stating that she wants no change in her life. Later, after the guild decides to join the Grand Magic Games, Cana, together with 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 and, in spite of her warnings to the man, Bacchus holds his desire firm and defeats Cana, taking her bikini top as a trophy.
The next day, after it is revealed that Bacchus is 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. As the battle between Elfman and Bacchus continues, Cana is seen grimacing as Elfman takes serious damage, and again when she thinks that her guildmate has lost, but soon cheers as she discovers that he has won. 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, Cana represents the B Team as Jellal's replacement, as he can't come out due to Lahar's presence. The event, Pandemonium, consists of 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 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. Having picked 8 as her number, Cana is the last to use the MPF. When her turn arrives, she reveals her Fairy Glitter tattoo, which Mavis lent to her, much to Makarov's surprise. Cana then proceeds to cast Fairy Glitter on the MPF, devastating the surrounding area and shocking the entire audience as the full power of Fairy Glitter breaks the device, giving Cana a full score of 9,999, exceeding the power of even Jura's spell and placing Team Fairy Tail B second for the event portion. 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 appears to be Laxus being overpowered by "Alexei". Cana later expresses shock when she sees Laxus disappear and another Laxus appear in his stead, surrounded by the defeated Team Raven Tail and with "Alexei" exposed as Ivan Dreyar. With Laxus declared the winner, Cana is visibly pleased. At the end of the day, Cana drinks with her fellows 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 at not having brought a swimsuit. 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 uses more power than necessary, ending 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 depressed 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 Fourth Day, Cana is seen cheering him for him.
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 an excited expression and, alongside the rest of the guild, cheers for the team. When the event of the day starts, as the various teams move throughout Crocus, Cana responds to Lisanna's query as to why Team Fairy Tail isn't moving, claiming that she doesn't know. 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 Lore 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-Make 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 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 and Cana reassuringly pats Levy on her head.
Later, as the battle between Jura, Laxus and Orga begins, Cana watches uneasily as Orga is swiftly defeated by Jura. She is then shocked after Laxus is smashed into the ground by the Wizard Saint with ease. Later, 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 Dragon invasion. 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, which Erza dismisses and states that she will be fine.
Cana later watches as the Dragon Atlas Flame descends upon Fairy Tail. After introducing himself, the Dragon attacks Fairy Tail with his Dragon's Roar, sending the entire Guild, Cana included, flying. Soon after, Cana looks to the sky and sees Natsu attacking a Dragon, shouting to all that Dragon Slayer Magic can defeat Dragons and that their seven Dragon Slayers are meant to defeat the seven Dragons.
She is then witness to Motherglare's dropping of eggs, which hatch into small Dragons. Worried about the problems caused by one Dragon and now having to face a number of them, Cana stands back as Laxus attacks Atlas Flame, stating he will take care of the large Dragon while the others take care of the smaller ones. After the Eclipse Gate is destroyed, the Dragons and the Hatchlings disappear, leading Cana and the rest of the guild to celebrate their victory.
Cana, along with all the other Mages that participated in the Grand Magic Games, is invited to the palace for a party to celebrate their survival against the Dragons. Cana spends most of the time drinking with her guildmates, though she is also challenge to another drinking contest by Bacchus.
Once the banquet ends, Cana and the rest of Fairy Tail return to Magnolia Town, where the citizens throw them a party for their success in the Grand Magic Games. To celebrate, Cana takes out a bottle of alcohol for celebration purposes, only to have Laxus tell her to stop.
Eclipse Celestial Spirits arc
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Sun Village arc
Enjoying their reconstructed guild building, Cana, along with other Fairy Tail girls, relaxes in the bathhouse. She states that nobody would want to work when they have such place, in spite of Fairy Tail being busy with all the request they are receiving after the Grand Magic Games. Afterwards, Cana teases Lucy as she asks her whether it is true if Natsu grabbed her breasts and then claims that she also "wants to have a taste", copying Natsu's action. The girls then discuss Erza's whereabouts. Lucy notes that she thought she had seen Erza in the bath, however, the red haired girl turns out to be Flare Corona, much to Cana's displeasure, who readies to attack her. However, Lucy stops her and tries to persuade the girls that Flare is in fact not a bad person; as proof, Flare wraps her hair around Cana's body and washes her. She then explains that Raven Tail has disbanded so she has nowhere to go, however, when Lucy questions whether they should ask the master, Flare states that she isn't interested in Fairy Tail, leaving the other girls dumbfounded as to why she is there.
In the guildhall, Cana sits at a table with Macao, Romeo and Wakaba as the former man orders alcohol for them. A short while later, several severely poisoned guildmates are brought to the guild after inhaling a powerful poison. As they rest in their beds, Cana is seen comforting a teary-eyed Wendy.
While the guild members wish to go after Tartaros, the Dark Guild responsible for their suffering of their comrades, they lack the information necessary to do so. Unable to find the previous members of the Magic Council, their only known targets, due to secrecy regarding their locations, Cana claims that such a truth puts them in a deadlock until Loke arrives and states that he knows where the council members are. With his information, the guild readies for the attack by breaking off into teams. Soon after Makarov gives a motivational speech, which Cana listens to, the guild heads out.
Standing by at the guild, Cana listens on as the teams regrettably report that they were too late to rescue the various former Council members. After learning of Face and it's details, Cana and the rest of the Fairy Tail members anxiously discuss their next course of action.
When Wendy, Lucy and Carla return with the news that they were unable to find Natsu, Erza and Mirajane, Cana expresses her worry about Lisanna and Elfman, noting that they haven't heard from them. Soon after, Happy returns to the guild with the news that the ex-chairman of the council is a traitor and that Natsu, Erza and Mirajane have been captured aboard the guild's mobile headquarters. Cana believes that they will therefore be impossible to find, until Levy claims that she will work on a way to do it. As such, everyone prepares to invade Tartaros' headquarters until Elfman suddenly arrives at the guild. Hearing his story about failing to save the former councilor and Lisanna getting captured, Cana calls him pathetic, asking why he returned to the guild rather than going after them. As he tells her he lost sight of them, she berates him further, asking how that is possible that they escaped him when he has the Magic to turn into a giant beast. As everyone tells her to calm down, she expresses her frustration further over the ordeal. Hearing that Elfman is going to rest, Cana continues pondering the situation.
Feeling something is off with him, Cana goes to see Elfman and arrives as he is staring at an activated Lacrima, something she is immediately suspicious of. Immediately pinned to the ground, Cana is told by a furious Elfman not to get in his way as she realizes the Lacrima is a bomb. Unable to shout for help, Cana theorizes that Elfman is being controlled and notes that this means trouble with the bomb set to go off.
Determined to save her guild, Cana traps Elfman in a card and proceeds to do the same to the entire guild just before the bomb explodes. Telling the Exceed about the bomb, Cana has them take the cards containing the guild members and escape. Taken into the enemy's headquarters, Cana releases herself and her guildmates from the cards in preparation for an all-out assault. However, she stays back as she observes Elfman coming to his senses and tells him not to feel sorry for himself as they have to save his sisters. Macao questions Cana's motives for bringing the injured along, with the woman reminding him that they would have been blown up along with the guild if she had left them. Elfman overhears their conversation, apologizing and blaming himself, but Cana interrupts him as she tells him to stop lecturing himself. Looking towards his direction, Cana informs him that if he has time to feel like garbage, he should also be helping them get rid of their enemies. Shortly enough, Cana witnesses Erza's entrance when the female Mage creates a rather massive hole within Cube. After being freed from Mard Geer's Alegria, Cana finds her and her guildmates in the wreckage of Tartaros' former floating fortress and expresses her amazement at the fact that Cube suddenly exploded.
Some time later, Cana worriedly looks around when she hears a loud noise in the distance. She soon realizes that its source is Acnologia, "the winged despair" and watches all the destruction with tears in her eyes, wondering what they have done to deserve this. She rejoices, however, when the Face operation is cancelled due to the Dragons emerging and destroying the artifacts.
One year after the war against Tartaros and the disbandment of the Fairy Tail Guild, Cana receives a letter from Lucy requesting her presence at the old guildhall. Choosing to attend, Cana runs into Lucy, Natsu and Wendy in Magnolia, and overhears Lucy saying that the old members might not return, especially if they've moved on with their lives. Cana slings an arm around the Celestial Spirit Mage and greets them all, comforting Lucy by saying that no-one would forget in such a short amount of time. After stating that she had some good experiences learning how to live outside of the guild, Cana takes Lucy's hand and leads her to the destroyed guildhall, where many of the old members have gathered. After a touching reunion, Cana and her friends announce the revival of Fairy Tail.
Alvarez Empire arc
When the former members of Fairy Tail gather to rebuild the guild, the topic of who the next Guild Master will be is brought up; Wakaba considers Gildarts for the position, but Cana reminds him that he would be no good because he is constantly traveling. She then goes on to say that no matter who takes the lead, it won't be the same, because Makarov was the only person able to keep all of the members in line. When the reconstruction effort turns into a full-scale brawl, Cana is among the first members to participate; although Erza immediately stops all fighting and successfully quiets Cana and the others down, thus acquiring herself the position of the seventh Master. Immediately afterwards, a strange man appears before the guild, and Cana feels like there is something familiar about him, although she can't remember his name. The man goes on to tell the Mages that Makarov needs their help.
When Juvia asks Cana whether she's seen Gray anywhere, Cana jokingly says that she drank him up; Juvia, taking this statement literally, tries to search for Gray in her mouth. Gajeel then approaches the two, and states they must form a "B-Team", which reminds Cana of their team during the Grand Magic Games. Gajeel says the team's purpose will be to bring Laxus back, something which surprises Cana, since nobody seems to know the whereabouts of the lightning Mage. Going in search for Laxus and the Thunder God Tribe, Cana and her group arrive at their destination. When Gajeel states they wouldn't stand a chance in a fight against the Alvarez Empire and that he is not even sure an infiltration mission will succeed, Cana is utterly shocked. Levy then arrives, stating that they need separate teams to raise their chances of success, before asking how they could leave her behind. Later, they all head to the Pegasus Village hot springs to relax. There they meet up with Ichiya, who tells them that Laxus and the Thunder God Tribe have joined Blue Pegasus, something which astounds Cana. Later, Cana and the others barge into Blue Pegasus' guild building, where she shouts, after Lisanna claims that they're taking the Christina, that she's always wanted to ride on the Magical Bomber.
Later, on Ichiya's airship Christina, Cana and the B-team watch as Laxus saves Team Natsu and the others from Ajeel's sand tidal wave. Cana shouts through the speakers of the ship for Mest to teleport their group into the the ship, something which Mest does accordingly. Ajeel sends a large sand stream towards the ship, saying that he won't let them escape, but Laxus stops his attack with a lightning blast. They all then leave the location, and along with her comrades, Cana watches happily as Makarov bursts into tears saying that Fairy Tail is the best family one can ask for. As a feast occurs in the rebuilt Fairy Tail Guild to celebrate Makarov's return, Cana yells for some booze, as usual, and then dances with Wakaba and Macao, all of them visibly drunk. She then offers Lucy something to drink, laughing and cheering as the other woman chugs it down. When Natsu declares war against the Alvarez Empire solely for his guild's survival, Cana is among the members visibly supporting this decision, and when everyone gets pumped about the impending conflict, Cana comments on how guilds are the best, with Laxus beside her agreeing. Suddenly, Mavis appears in the guild hall, intending to tell Cana and the other Fairy Tail members what she knows about Fairy Heart, Lumen Histoire's real name, her own sin, and her relationship with Zeref, as well as their common pursuit of The One Magic.
After Mavis ends her story, Cana is visibly shocked at the true nature of Fairy Heart. Shortly afterwards, Makarov starts explaining what he knows about their opponents, and when he mentions Dimaria Yesta being a female knight, Erza wonders whether she's even a wizard, and Cana points out that she sounds exactly like her. Later, Cana is quick to notice as Alvarez sneaks past Warren's sensors and mounts their attack, and, while walking through the streets of Magnolia, is shocked to notice Jupiter being fired against the enemy forces. Eventually Cana finds Lucy with one of the Spriggan 12 and rushes to her aid, using her cards to try and fend off Brandish μ before joking about Lucy's naked state. Lucy reacts to the comment by using her Aries Star Dress, and together the duo prepare to face Brandish. A short while later, Cana is caught in Ajeel's Sand World and begins to cough after inhaling much of the sand. To her surprise, however, the sandstorm quickly disperses, leaving Lucy to question where Brandish disappeared off to. The duo soon finds Brandish, who is apparently having a hay fever, due to the raging sandstorm having stirred up all the pollen throughout Magnolia. Cana takes this opportunity to sneak up behind the sneezing Brandish, hitting the Shield of Spriggan at the back of the head, making her fall unconscious to the ground. Although a little bit confused by the recent events, Cana and Lucy then leave for the guild with the fainted Brandish in tow.
Later, Cana goes down to the guild's basement with Lucy, where she reprimands Wakaba and Macao for their near-perverted treatment of Brandish; after Brandish refuses to answer any of Lucy's questions and instead puts forward the idea to kill her, Cana tells Lucy to give up. A bit after, after returning to the upstairs, Cana is given the order to stay with Lucy and watch over Brandish while the other fighters mobilize with the other advancing Fiore guilds.
When Cana and Lucy return to the basement, they come across Marin Hollow attempting to murder an unconscious Brandish. Dealing with Marin, the pair take Brandish to the medical bay. Cana explains to Brandish that she and Lucy were shocked to find Marin strangling her, and that Cana's reasoning for saving their prisoner was in order to obtain information. Cana pokes fun at Brandish suggesting that if she really wanted to be tortured, it could probably be arranged. After Lucy convinces their prisoner to at least answer questions regarding Layla on her terms, Cana objects, arguing that Brandish is pushing her luck, but relents when Lucy insists that it is fine. As Cana, along with Porlyurisca, leaves, she reminds Lucy that they're only shouting distance away should something happen.
After Happy (holding Natsu) mysteriously rushes past them and into the infirmary, Cana and Porlyusica re-enter the room to discover what happened, where the former notices Aquarius, and is told by the Celestial Spirit to leave the questions for another time. Cana then watches as Porlyusica examines an unconscious Natsu and discovers that he has an Anti-Ethernano Tumor that will shortly kill him; Cana asks if Wendy or Sherria can remove the tumor, but Porlyusica responds that they lack the skill. Cana then expresses mild shock when Brandish asks to have her cuffs removed so that she can use her Magic to shrink the tumor to a non-lethal size. Later, with the defeat of Dimaria, the whole guild learns that another of the Spriggan 12's signals has vanished and they rejoice; however, Jacob Lessio arrives in the guild, taking them all by surprise, an act which Cana states calls for an extreme amount of gall. After he reveals that the Mage August has falsified their locations on his radar, Jacob demands a drink, but when he is refused one, he states that as an assassin, he has no need to hide himself, but rather only corpses and witnesses, which confuses Cana. She and everyone else in the guild is then subject to his Magic, which erases them all. According to Jacob, Cana and everyone else who was affected by his Magic is alive, but extremely wounded. Although, successfully tricking Jacob, Lucy summons Gemini to copy Marin's Spatial Magic and return everyone from the alternate dimension. Promptly after, Makarov punches the Shield of Spriggan away and sends Natsu flying to him, who finishes him off with Fire Dragon King's Demolition Fist, delighting everyone to see another of the Spriggan 12 being taken care of.
Soon after that, Mavis takes Cana to the basement, the former bearing witness to Fairy Heart itself. As she then listens to Mavis' strategy on how to defeat Zeref, Cana is left shocked to hear that she has to use Fairy Glitter on Mavis' Thought Projection in order to free her living body. Clearly objecting to do such a thing, she is left with no choice, as it could be the be the only way to defeat their enemy. In spite of Mavis's insistence, Cana, exhausted from using Fairy Glitter multiple times, states that she simply cannot kill Mavis. Mavis notices that Cana's hairstyle looks similar to her deceased friend, Zera, and tells a surprised Cana that she likes to think that had Zera survived, she would have grown up like Cana. Remembering the latter's drinking habits, Mavis then quickly tells Cana to forget what she had said, irritating Cana. Mavis then assures Cana that she will not be harming her by casting Fairy Glitter, but saving her. After much effort, Cana finally succeeds in using Fairy Glitter to free Mavis from the Lacrima and catches her falling body; to her relief, Mavis awakens and tells Cana that her muscles have atrophied. Soon after, Cana and Mavis are caught in the light emitted from Irene Belserion's Universe One.
After the light subsides, Cana, and most of her guildmates, find that they have been transported to the sea, where she immediately asks if anyone has seen Mavis. An army of Alvarez's soldiers then appears nearby, and Cana and the others, at Makarov's behest, prepare for battle. Cana then fights the Alvarez army alongside her guildmates; after dispatching a soldier, she tells Warren that they need to get back to the guild as soon as possible, but she, and many other Fairy Tail members, are then contacted by a voice that tells them where the guild is, and that they need to protect Mavis. However, after hearing Gajeel's voice alongside the mysterious girl's as well, Cana deduces that the voice is an ally, and upon Makarov's command, assists in the guild's bid to break through to the north.
Cana and her guildmates eventually, by the next morning, arrive at the guild's new location and fight to free it from Alvarez control, but quickly watches in shock as eight Dragons shoot out of the ground and God Serena descends from them onto the battlefield. Cana then bears witness to God Serena savagely attack the Fairy Tail Mages with various Dragon Slayer Magics until one of them is surprisingly broken by her father, Gildarts, whose return causes Cana to smile. Cana goes on to question what took her father so long to arrive, but she is then subject to his fussing, causing her embarrassingly demand that he pay attention to the enemy in front of him. She then happily watches as her father defeats God Serena and clears a path for Fairy Tail to move forward, wherein she charges on with her guildmates. Immediately after, as Gildarts attacks more and more soldiers with his Magic, Cana yells at him for getting her and the others caught in the crossfire.
After Makarov sacrifices his life to whittle away the enemy's troops, Spriggan 12 Larcade Dragneel's Pleasure makes its way across the battlefield; though Cana remains unaffected, her father is not, and despite her initial worry, she ultimately punches him in the face after seeing how pleasured his face looks. A bit later, due to Irene's death, Universe One is undone, and as the light envelops the land and Fiore is returned to normal, Cana grabs Mavis' hand at her behest so they don't get separated.
After finding herself in the reconstructed Magnolia, Cana makes her way to her father's battle with the Magic King August and interrupts it when the latter begins to pressure the former. Throwing her cards down, Cana refutes August's claim that Gildarts cannot win by saying that her father is the kind of man that makes the impossible completely possible. Cana, like August and her father, then senses Acnologia's arrival, and immediately expresses her disbelief upon hearing August say that Zeref is trying to save humanity, claiming that all his side does is cause destruction and sorrow. Cana shouts that she doesn't care about any kind of plan, and that she just wants to defend the right to laugh with her friends; claiming that they'll fight anyone to protect their friends and guild, Cana assaults August with Fairy Glitter, but is stunned to find out that did nothing. She is asked after the fact if she loves her father, but gives a coy response.
After seeing her father attack August in response for threatening her, and getting blasted away, Cana attacks the Magic King with her cards; Gildarts tells her to stay away, but Cana responds that she won't, as she is a grown woman. As August dodges her cards, she tells Gildarts to stop acting overprotective, which he refuses.