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Carla is a small, white Exceed with pink ears and brown eyes, which are smaller than Happy's eyes. She also has two whiskers on each side of her face. Carla wears a pink bow near the end of her tail. Carla's usual top consists of a mustard yellow and pink top with a pink bow tie. She wears a pink skirt with this top. Carla, like other characters, seems to switch outfits on a regular basis. When Carla uses Magic, she sprouts two angel-like wings to fly. Her pink Guild Mark is located on her back.
Unlike the carefree Happy, Carla is very strict and serious most of the time, rarely showing emotions. She cares about Wendy like a mother. She was at first very aloof, turning her nose up at seemingly everyone save for Wendy. She also tries to get Wendy to shy away from her timid personality, scolding her often for it (which is ironic considering she's not very sociable herself).
As she learns about her mission as an Exceed, she is shocked and sad. She displayed a troubled look when she thought about her mission, later revealed to be a prophecy involving Extalia's demise due to her ability to see the future which she inherited from her mother.
Happy instantly took a liking to her from the moment they met, but she at first despises him. Later, when they learn the "truth" of the mission he defends her by saying they are Mages of Fairy Tail, not puppets and she starts accepting him after seeing his determination to save their friends as well as from seeing him showing a more serious and brave side, having earlier she referred to him as male cat and ignored his gifts in form of fish. Happy saved Carla when they escaped and she almost fell out of a wagon and she in turn saved him from the Edolas Royal Army soldiers by taking a direct blast aimed for him. She also has no doubts and extreme confidence when Happy flies off on his own. When Lily was mentioned as being the strongest out of their group, she put up a smirk and tempted Happy into having a match against him. Recently, she has been shown to smile more, usually with Happy near by, danced with him when he asked, and even laughed when Happy pointed out Lily's cute side.
Her Guild Card also explains that she likes Darjeeling Tea and doesn't like tomcats.
Carla's home world is Edolas, kingdom of Extalia, and she's one of the Exceed. While in her egg, Carla's power of precognition activated. She mistakenly believed she had a mission to go to Earth Land to kill a Dragon Slayer. In actuality, the discussion she heard was a lie to the people of Edolas, to cover up the Queen's plan to save the Exceed race, as she knew Extalia would be destroyed. Sometime before the start of the series before Carla was born, she was sent by her mother, Queen Shagotte, through the Anima to escape a future disaster. One day Wendy found her egg, and when she was born she saw visions involving the Royal Army of Edolas. Since her birth, she kept believing she was sent to kill Wendy.
Oración Seis arc
Carla is introduced no sooner then after Wendy at the alliance between Fairy Tail, Lamia Scale , Blue Pegasus, and Cait Shelter. She does most of the talking for the two, imploring to the alliance that Wendy is powerful despite her appearance. After the matter is settled, the group discusses who the Oración Seis are and their plan to stop them, then head off to find them, with Carla dragging a hesitant Wendy along. When the alliance unexpectedly finds the target, she stays with Wendy and Happy as the three watch the others fight and get trounced by the Oración Seis. When Brain spots Wendy and grabs her, Wendy tries to reach for Carla but grabs Happy by mistake and the two are kidnapped. After being saved from death by Jura Neekis and Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki, the group notices Erza Scarlet was poisoned, causing the members to argue among themselves on how to handle the situation. Carla however is the one to calm everyone down, revealing that Wendy is the Sky Dragon Slayer and her healing Magic could fix the problem. But to rescue her, the group has to work together to achieve their goal. The others agree and rally together before splitting up to find their kidnapped comrades.
Carla sticks with Natsu Dragneel and Gray Fullbuster as they explore the area, Natsu taking the time to ask Carla about Wendy's Dragon Slayer Magic before the three are ambushed by members from the Naked Mummy Guild (whom the Oración Seis had allied themselves with). Carla hangs back as the Fairies fight, surprised at how reckless they are.
Soon after, the group reaches a cave entrance to the Oración Seis base, but come into confrontation with Racer. Gray holds him off while Natsu and Carla enter the cave to look for their friends. They find them but also see that Wendy has resurrected Jellal Fernandes as well, much to Carla's shock that Wendy used her Magic so rashly. Wendy faints from overexertion and Jellal leaves the cave after knocking down Natsu and Brain. When Natsu recovers and tries to go after Jellal, Carla roughly reminds him of saving Erza first which he grudgingly agrees to. The two leave the cave with Happy and Wendy in tow but are knocked out of the air by Racer when he spots them during his battle with Gray. Carla and Happy are both knocked out from the fall, forcing Natsu to grab them both and run while Gray continues hold off Racer.
Natsu takes her and the others to Erza so Wendy can heal her. When a healed Erza runs off to find Jellal and Natsu chases her, Carla joins Happy, Hibiki Lates, Lucy and Wendy to follow Natsu. They find Natsu stuck on a raft and are confronted by Oración Seis' Angel. Carla is asked to take Wendy to safety as the others begin to battle Angel. Sitting on a mountain side, Carla comforts Wendy and listens to her as she explains her past with Jellal. When Nirvana's second stage appears, she along with Wendy, is caught up as its spider-like legs come out of the ground. She carries Wendy away who then says they should go up to Nirvana too.
The two arrive at Nirvana and decide to rest when they noticed that Nirvana is heading towards their guild, Cait Shelter. After Jura defeats Brain, Carla and Wendy arrive and tell them that Nirvana is walking towards Cait Shelter. After healing Natsu and Happy, Wendy loses hope of saving the guild, when Natsu promises her that he would save the guild in return for her healing him. She follows Wendy when the latter thinks that Jellal can stop Nirvana.
While looking for Jellal, Carla is forced to land due to exhaustion. The two then continues to look for Jellal on foot, using Wendy's enhanced sense of smell. Wendy and Carla manage to find Erza and Jellal but Wendy was disappointed when Jellal still doesn't recognize her, but Erza tells her that Jellal's memories have been damaged. Carla asks Jellal if he knows how to stop Nirvana, but Jellal says does not. Zero then orders Nirvana to fire, but it misses because of the combined efforts by Lyon, Sherry, Ren, Eve and Hibiki, who manage to get Christina working again. Hibiki, piloting the ship, telepathically details how to stop Nirvana: destroy the six lacrima crystals powering it simultaneously. Zero interrupts, using telepathy himself, saying that their plan is futile as he stands at one of the crystals and will prevent anyone from trying to destroy it. Carla, along with the others, desperately calls on Natsu and the others who were defeated by Zero and their calls were answered when the four stand up to fight once more.
Carla accompanies Wendy to the sixth lacrima. It is revealed that Jellal entrusted Wendy with his job to destroy the lacrima as he goes to help Natsu. Wendy summons her Magic power and prays to Grandeeney to lend her her power.
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
After Nirvana is defeated, Carla joins Fairy Tail along with Wendy. When Wendy asks her how she likes the guild, she seems unimpressed. Carla begins showing open hostility to Happy when he tries again to offer her a fish, to which she responds that she doesn't like fish and he should leave her alone. She runs outside, and Happy follows her to find out what he did. She tells him that he didn't do anything wrong, but that he can't protect Natsu like she protects Wendy. She says that Happy doesn't even know what he is.
Later, Wendy goes after her and tells her that she should treat the members of Fairy Tail better, but their conversation is interrupted when Mystogan approaches them, wishing to speak to Wendy. He reveals that he was the one who gave her to the Cait Shelter Guild seven years ago, and used the name Jellal because he was new to "this world." He expresses a desire to save Wendy from the Anima, telling both of them that everyone in Fairy Tail and Magnolia is going to die. However, Wendy runs back to the guild to warn everybody.
Wendy is too late, and the town disappears. Carla finds Wendy just after she finds Natsu safe. There, she explains to them and Happy that the King of Edolas is using the hyper-dimensional Anima spell to bring all the Magic of Magnolia to the dried-up world of Edolas. She reveals that both her and Happy are from there, and were born in Earth Land with a mission already in their bones. However, she does not reveal what it is.
After Natsu convinces her to bring them to Edolas to save everyone, she makes them promise not to ask her more about the mission, not to ask her to be a guide, and to kill her and Happy if there is a chance of them betraying Natsu and Wendy. Before anyone can ask any more, she flies Wendy to Edolas through the leftover Anima spell, her wings enabling her to do so. Happy follows with Natsu and they make it through, flying over the bizarre world. The four discover a warehouse after learning their Magic does not work in Edolas. They eventually find an Edolas version of Fairy Tail in which almost everyone has inverted personalities.
After spending a bit of time at the Edolas Fairy Tail, Carla realizes that it is not the same guild as the Earth Land Fairy Tail, but rather an alternate version of it. She deduces that the Earth Land Fairy Tail is probably in the Royal City. The group travels to the location and surprisingly finds Lucy, who apparently still has access to all her Celestial Spirits. The Earth Land Mages see that a gigantic lacrima crystal in the city that contains everyone's essence and Magic is under heavy guard and there is nothing they can do. Carla puts forward a plan where the Mages will travel through an abandoned coal mine to the royal bed chamber and use Gemini to copy the king's knowledge of the giant lacrima and how to release their friends safely. As they begin their mission, they are ambushed by the Edolas version of Erza, Erza Knightwalker. Then, much to everyone's shock, all the soldiers bow to Happy and Carla and call them the Exceed, congratulating them on leading the Mages into the trap.
Carla and Happy meet up with other Exceeds and learn of their true mission. They were originally sent to kill Dragon Slayers but at the last minute, their mission was changed to capturing the Dragon slayers for their unique Magical energy. Realizing she completed her mission even though she did not intentionally want to, she breaks down in tears for what she has done. Just as she is about to lose faith, Happy stands up for her. He explains they are nobody's puppets and that they are still Mages of Fairy Tail. This gives her a glimmer of hope and even makes her call Happy by his name for once instead of "Male Cat". Happy grabs Carla and decides that they will rescue their friends themselves, causing a rebellion against the kingdom.
After running away from the guards, they end up at two Exceeds house at the edge of Extalia. The Exceed recognizes them as rebels, but still decide to shelter them, telling them to hide in their house. Later on all four of them have a conversation about bonds and friends, which reignites Carla's will to continue on and save everyone. With their confidence restored in the friendships they hold with Natsu, Wendy, and the rest of the guild, they are finally able to fly into the sky.
After returning to Edolas, they manage to save Lucy from the hands of Erza Knightwalker. Carla tries to exploit her lack of information and presents herself as Extalia's princess. She then tricks Erza into releasing Wendy and Natsu, which almost succeeds. Unfortunately, the rest of the royal guard arrives and Pantherlily informs Erza that Carla and Happy are traitors of Extalia. All three attempt to escape, and Carla asks Lucy if she's angry at them. Lucy is very surprised by this question as she really doesn't know for what she should be angry for. Carla says that it is their fault that she got caught in the first place, and Lucy replies that they had come to save her, and then she adds that she is more surprised by the fact that Carla is a princess. Carla then reveals that it was a bluff. Unfortunately, the group is then attacked by Extalia troops and Edolas Militia from both the sky and ground. However, Faust decides that this is the perfect moment to use Code ETD, which turns the Extalia troops into a lacrima.
Making use of the confusion, the group escapes into the West Tower to save Natsu and Wendy. However, they are intercepted by Erza Knightwalker again on the way there, and she throws her spear into the ground, creating a large explosion that injures Happy, Carla and Lucy. Despite her injuries, Carla immediately demands to know where Wendy is, and she becomes even more distraught after hearing Wendy scream for help. As Erza raises her weapon to kill Carla, Happy steps in to protect Carla. Thankfully, Erza Scarlet and Gray Fullbuster appear, bashing the soldiers.
While heading towards where Natsu and Wendy are, she learns that Dragon Slayer Magic can be used to release anyone trapped in the lacrima. Happy flies towards Gajeel, who had also come to Edolas, since he knows where the lacrima crystal is located. She doesn't scold or worry about Happy leaving on his own, and has full confidence that he will be fine. She later arrives at the room where Natsu and Wendy are and finds them unconscious. However, Gray manages to feed them some medicine he got from Mystogan and they regain consciousness. Later, Wendy tells her and the others about Faust's plan of using the lacrima where everyone is trapped in as a bomb, to crash into and destroy Extalia.
When Natsu shows up, the group decides to split into two. Wendy tells Carla that the two of them are going to stop the lacrima from hitting Extalia. Carla does not agree saying she doesn't care about the Exceed. Wendy just tells her that it doesn't matter who they are since they are still living creatures, making Carla agree with her.
Wendy and Carla arrive in Extalia and try to persuade everyone to evacuate. However the Exceed, show off their stubbornness and self-centered superiority by saying that the queen will protect them, and that they are of higher class. However, when Wendy mentions that Nichiya has been turned into a lacrima, everyone gets angry and starts throwing rocks at both of them.
As Nadi defends Wendy and Carla from the angry mob of Exceed, Queen Shagotte shows up and decides to explain the truth to the crowd. While removing her royal clothing she explains that despite being a queen, she's only an Exceed, not a god. Carla screams back at her for trying to kill off her companions, manipulating her memories and thoughts, and even manipulating her to kill a specific Dragon Slayer before she was even born. Shagotte's only response is giving Carla a sword and asking Carla to give her the capital punishment for her crimes, while telling everyone else to evacuate Extalia. Carla refuses and tells the Exceed to stop throwing everything away. Carla then flies towards the lacrima island in an attempt to stop it from hitting Extalia.
She and Wendy try to push back the lacrima bomb along with the other Mages and all the Exceed, who later join. They manage to hold off the projectile until Mystogan reveals himself and sends all the trapped Mages home via Anima. Edolas reinforcements soon arrive, and Faust with the Dorma Anim. Carla, together with Happy, lands Natsu and Wendy to fight it. Natsu tells them to go protect the Exceed as he, Gajeel and Wendy take care of Faust. While riding on her legion, Erza Knightwalker shows up and blasts Coco's legion sending it to the ground. Happy grabs onto Lucy, and Carla grabs onto Gray and Coco as they see Erza Scarlet fight Erza Knightwalker.
Lucy, Coco, Gray, Happy, and Carla fall into a forest and Edolas troops show up. The troops spot Carla and Happy and aim to turn them into lacrima since they are the only two left. Gray attacks and protects them. Lucy summons Loke and Carla and Happy dodges beams of Magic, but Carla jumps in front of one to protect Happy. They start to lose when even more reinforcements arrive, but then Edolas Fairy Tail comes to the rescue and helps them fight. When Mystogan starts taking all the Magic away from Edolas, the troops lose their Magic weapons and retreat. Everyone panics including Edolas Fairy Tail. Finally, when all the Magic is gone, all the Earth Land Fairy Tail members are sucked into the Anima as well, returning to their home. They all say goodbye to Edolas Fairy Tail and Coco.
Returning back to Earth Land, Carla is surprised that all the Exceed were sucked into Earth Land as well. Carla immediately asks them to go back to Edolas. The Exceeds apologize for their actions back on Extalia, such as throwing rocks. Carla disregards it and shouts at the queen for the mission that the Exceeds had given her. The Exceed Elders and Shagotte explain everything, including Carla's ability to foresee the future, and her misinterpretation that there was a mission to eliminate Dragon Slayers. After hearing the truth, and the Exceeds' new resolve, Carla accepts their arrival to Earth Land. However, Carla wonders why she and Shagotte have the same ability, which the Elders and Shagotte pretend not to know either. As the Exceed are about to leave, Shagotte gives Carla one final hug, saying that they can see each other anytime now. Carla, not knowing why, feels a deep warmth from her.
After the Exceed leave, Pantherlily appears in a new form and brings forth Lisanna Strauss. Lisanna reveals herself to actually be the Earth Land Lisanna they knew. With this, everyone brings Lisanna back to her siblings for a tearful reunion.
Tenrou Island arc
A few days later, while several guild members are taking on jobs, Carla talks with Wendy and Lisanna. She mentions that since she is now aware of her prediction abilities, she has a bit more control over them. Lisanna even asks if she can see who she will marry in the future, but then mentions that she can't predict things too far way. She instead demonstrates he ability by predicting a conversation Macao and Wakaba will be having soon.
The next day, shortly after the master announces the candidates who have the chance to become an S-Class Mage by competing in the S-Class Mage Promotion Trial, Carla has a very disturbing vision in where she witnesses a crying Cana, a frightened Natsu, a motionless hand, and the face of a mysterious boy. She then wonders who he is. As she walks with Wendy, Carla worries about someone asking Wendy to become a trial partner. Wendy tells her that since she is a newcomer to the guild, it is probable that no one would do so. Mest Gryder then appears behind them, and introduces himself as Mystogan's disciple. He asks Wendy to be his partner for the trial. Carla tries to stop Wendy to no avail as Wendy decides to help Mest as a way to repay Mystogan.
After the first exam starts, Carla and Pantherlily fly towards Tenrou Island using a map. While there, Carla greatly expresses how stubborn Wendy was for not talking to her for one week and how she clearly told her not to get involved with Mest after his initial appearance and personality. While flying, Pantherlily mentions how something was strange about Mest saying he was Mystogan's disciple.
Carla and Pantherlily find Wendy and Mest just as Erza's signal flare is sent up, signifying an attack. Together, she and Pantherlily confront Mest and ask him what his motives are and who he is. They eventually learn that he is a member of the Magic Council who plans on getting dirt on Fairy Tail, just as one of the Grimoire Heart members, Azuma, reveals himself to them. Pantherlily tells the others to stand back and prepares to fight.
As Pantherlily and Azuma do battle, Carla gives him directions to aid him in combat. Shortly after, the entire group is defeated by one of Azuma's strongest attacks, Tower Burst and Carla is knocked unconscious next to Wendy. As Natsu and Happy arrive, Carla wakes up and informs them that the enemy is Grimoire Heart. Soon after, they see Caprico in the sky releasing bubbles, which Grimoire Heart members emerge from. As Natsu and Happy take care of the enemies in their vicinity, Carla notes that Wendy does not even have enough Magic to restore herself. Eventually, one of the Seven Kin of Purgatory, Zancrow arrives, and while fighting Natsu, Carla notices Natsu is unable to eat his flames. Carla is eventually burned along with the rest of the cats and Wendy during the fight.
After Makarov and Natsu's battle with Zancrow concludes, Carla, Wendy and Happy hang over the unconscious Natsu and barely conscious Makarov, with Wendy trying to heal them. After Natsu wakes up and asks them where Makarov is, she tells him that Makarov can't speak at the moment. He then picks up a familiar scent of a former enemy that he fought on Galuna Island and walks off, despite the cats' protests.
After some time, and the return of Natsu, Lucy and Happy, Doranbolt eventually appears before everyone. Carla is shocked when Doranbolt proposes to help Fairy Tail, but she agrees with everyone else when they state they can take care of their own problems.
Carla comes back from her scouting mission and informs Natsu and the others that Pantherlily was at camp with the injured. With this information, they move out, with Natsu carrying Makarov on his shoulders. Later, she, along with Lucy, Happy, Wendy and Natsu, is confronted and beaten in one blow by Grimoire Heart member Bluenote Stinger.
Carla is surprised when Cana Alberona arrives and fights Bluenote. She watches as Cana is overpowered by Bluenote and is seen relieved and happy when Gildarts arrives to stop him from killing her.
After Gildarts' arrival he orders everyone to get away, and the force from Gildarts and Bluenote clashing sends Carla and the others flying. After realizing that they'd only be in Gildarts way, they all decide to leave. Later when Azuma destroys the Great Tenrou Tree, Carla collapses along with the other members of Fairy Tail. After Erza defeats Azuma, Carla and the others return to the camp and discover their friends are injured. Wendy tries to heal them using her Magic, but Carla and Happy disagree with the idea since she already exhausted her Magical Power and suggest that she rest for a while.
While at the camp, Carla and Happy comment on Pantherlily's fear of lightning, making light fun of him. Carla then moves out with the others as they go to attack Master Hades. Carla goes to confront Hades at the boat belonging to Grimoire Heart, along with Happy, Pantherlily, Gray, Wendy, Natsu, Lucy, and Erza. After Hades challenges the rest of Fairy Tail, Natsu asks the cats to search around Grimoire Heart's Airship to make sure it wouldn't be able to take off during battle. Carla agrees and tells Wendy to be careful, before she sets off with Happy and Pantherlily. While Team Natsu fights Hades, the cats are interrupted by the sound of thunder. Pantherlily gets scared again, thinking the ship was soundproof at first. Carla and Happy tell him to settle down as they continue searching in the ship. When Laxus Dreyar arrives, the part of the ship the cats are in starts to spark with electricity. Happy and Pantherlily both get scared, thinking they're falling. Carla then tells both of them to calm down.
As the Exceeds continue to search the ship, they crawl through a vent. Happy looks down through one of the vent cages and sees something and claims it is "alive". Carla, Pantherily, and Happy all stare at it in shock. The cats go into the room. Carla looks at the supposed power source and says it doesn't look like one at all. Just then, a group of Grimoire Heart members enter the room and attack the cats. Carla and Happy agree to try to stop the power source, as Pantherlily fights off the Grimoire Heart members. Carla and Happy start pulling on chains and anything they can find in an attempt to mess with the power source.
While Natsu clashes with Hades for the final time, Happy and Carla manage to kill the power source, which turns out to be Hades' real heart. With Hades' heart destroyed, he loses his Magic. Afterwards, they run out of the airship, being chased by Grimoire Heart members. Happy calls out for help to Team Natsu, but they are all out of Magic. Just then, Makarov, along with other wounded Fairy Tail members, shows up, scaring the rest of Grimoire Heart off. The group cheers for their victory.
Later on, Wendy and Carla go spy on the Thunder God Tribe and Laxus. Wendy is nervous about meeting Laxus, until Erza comes over and convinces her to forget the rumors she heard about him, telling her to go greet him. Wendy loses her timidness and agrees to go.
Everything is disrupted when the "The Black Dragon of the Apocalypse", Acnologia, lands on Tenrou Island and goes on a rampage, attacking the guild members, and destroying the island. Carla and Wendy run with the rest of the guild towards their ship to escape. As they run, Carla asks Wendy if she can communicate with Dragons. Wendy says she cannot speak the Dragons tongue, but Dragons should be able to understand human words. When Makarov fends off the guild from the Dragon, Carla, along with the rest of the guild, endures Makarov's final order to leave him behind and escape.
After everyone on the island shortly returns to attack Acnologia and save Makarov, Carla watches with Pantherlily and Happy as the Dragon flies into the air. As the Dragon prepares its final attack to destroy the island, all the Fairy Tail members hold hands as Tenrou Island is destroyed by Acnologia's Dragon Roar.
After the Tenrou Team's rescue by some Fairy Tail members and The Trimens of Blue Pegasus seven years after the disappearance of Tenrou Island, they return to the Fairy Tail Guild to be welcomed by the members with a party.
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
When Carla, Natsu, Gray, Wendy, Happy and Lucy visit Porlyusica in an attempt to obtain a drug to make them stronger, they are shooed away by her. After running away, Carla grows concerned over Wendy and asks if she had met Porlyusica before. Although she hasn't, Wendy tells everyone Porlyusica reminded her a lot of Grandeeney. Porlyusica later informs them that she is Grandeeney's Edolas counterpart and hands Wendy a Sky Magic book containing spells that Grandeeney was unable to teach her.
The group hears about the upcoming Grand Magic Games from the other members, which will be held in three months. Psyched with the opportunity to become Fiore's number one guild again, they head off to train. Carla tags along with Team Natsu, Juvia, Levy and Wendy to their training by the beach.
On the second day of their training, Virgo pays a surprise visit and takes them all to the Celestial Spirit World. Upon arriving, the spirits throw a party to celebrate their freedom from the time freeze on Tenrou Island. The group indeed parties without a second thought. After the day ends, they are sent back to Earth Land only to discover that a day in the Celestial Spirit World is equal to three months on Earth Land, completely eliminating their training time and leaving them with only five more days until the Games.
The team is invited by Crime Sorcière to a suspension bridge in the West Woods. After a brief reunion, Ultear decides to increase everyone in Fairy Tail's power by activating their "Second Origin" with her Arc of Time in exchange for investigating a strange Magical force surrounding the Magic Games in their place. Carla and Happy, however, do not take part in the same treatment and are left to watch and wait until the pain caused by the Magic in the others has gone away.
Carla accompanies Wendy in exploring Crocus before the Games and they reach the Mercurius castle. A small dark figure looks at them from above. Wendy and Carla are late for the 12:00 midnight curfew when the preliminary round of the games begin. Lisanna and Happy go off to search for her and Carla. Lisanna and Happy's search leads them to Wendy's bag which has fallen on the ground.
They are later found passed out by some bushes, sapped of energy and Magic after being attacked by a black creature from Raven Tail. Porlyusica helps them recover so Wendy can still catch up to the main event of the Games. Near the end of the first day of events, Carla wakes up startled, having seen a very bothersome premonition.
Carla then describes her premonition to Porlyusica explaining how she saw a white knight, an enormous amount of Magical Energy, and Lucy singing a song while Mercurius was collapsing. Later on, Lucy comes to visit after Natsu has completed the Chariot race. After Lucy leaves, Porlyusica asks Carla if she plans to keep silent any longer. Carla is convinced Lucy wouldn't believe her either way, and that she believes her vision was merely a dream instead.
At some point, Carla, along with Wendy and Porlyusica, is taken by strange men. She, along with the others, is rescued by Natsu and witnesses the end of Elfman's battle with Bacchus. She then asks Wendy if she is okay, and after the latter replies that she is fine, they start to go over the recent events of their kidnapping. As they review, they realize that the felons had orders "to capture the girl who was in the sickbay". Realizing the girl they were actually trying to capture was Lucy, they stand shocked.
Even though Elfman Strauss won his battle against Bacchus, he was heavily injured, so he ended up in the hospital in Carla and Wendy's place. As the team walks back to the stadium with Lisanna and Carla, they start wondering why Raven Tail would go to such lengths to sabotage them, with Carla stressing on the fact that Lucy was the one who was being specifically targeted. However Carla decides to put it out of her mind when she reaches the stadium, where she is warmly greeted by Happy, and instead focuses on cheering for Mirajane Strauss of Team Fairy Tail B, who is up against Jenny Realight from Team Blue Pegasus. She is shocked and embarrassed to see that their duel has turned into a swimsuit battle.
After the days games end, Carla and some of the other members of Team A have dinner and then head towards their lodging, only to see Yukino Aguria standing outside Honeybone. After inviting the excommunicated Sabertooth Mage inside, Yukino surprises them all by offering her two Golden Celestial Spirit Gate Keys to Lucy, and then goes on to explain that she will be replaced from the next match onward. When Carla and Happy ask whether or not she was one of the "strongest 5" of Sabertooth, Yukino explains that she was merely a replacement for Minerva, who was out on a mission. After Lucy politely refuses to take her keys, the girls go for a bath. Wendy and Carla then ask Lucy why she didn't accept the keys, to which Lucy responds that she didn't want to break the bonds between the Spirits and their Mage. Lucy then asks what happened to Natsu and Happy, to which they answer, saying that he went after Yukino.
On the third day of the Grand Magic Games, Carla stands in the crowd with the rest of the Fairy Tail members. Upon seeing Erza defy the logic of the Pandemonium event and take out all 100 monsters of the round by herself, Carla can be seen cheering with the rest of the guild. This happiness is short lived though when the MPF secondary event begins and Obra of Raven Tail steps forward to participate, she, Happy and Pantherlily all becoming uncomfortable at the appearance of the person who attacked Wendy and herself before the Games beginning. When Cana then steps forward to participate for Team Fairy Tail B, Carla immediately recognises the mark on her arm, and watches in surprise as Cana casts Fairy Glitter, maxing the MPF machine out, something that makes her cheer as Fairy Tail takes the first two places in the round.
The battle portion of the day then begins, and Carla stands in shock upon seeing Laxus being apparently dominated by Alexei from Raven Tail. When the battle is then made out to be merely an illusion, and Laxus is seen to have destroyed not only his father, but the entire Raven Tail team, Carla stands proud in the stands. Wendy is then called out to battle in the final match of the day against Lamia Scale, and Carla watches as both participants trip upon making their way to the center of the arena, causing her to question whether or not the two will be okay.
As the promising battle between Wendy and Chelia Blendy starts, Carla is shown to be very worried about Wendy as she shouts Wendy's name when Chelia performs her first attack. As Wendy musters her magic to perform her Shattering Light: Sky Drill, Carla is shown to be confident that her comrade will definitely win. Interestingly, Chelia gets up only to reveal that she is uninjured.
Later, Carla is seen worrying about Wendy after the midway of the battle between Wendy and Chelia. After Chelia's special attack misses, she explains that Wendy can't heal herself but can relieve the fatigue of others. When the battle is declared a draw, she scolds Happy for crying but can't help but cry herself.
Later, Carla and the other Fairy Tail members are seen partying at a local bar for their successful day. As Wendy talks about how she couldn't win, Carla assures her that she did great. Later, the guild decides to go to Ryuzetsu Land, a popular leisure center in Crocus. Upon arriving, Carla is convinced by Happy that they should all go and check out the aquarium, and Pantherlily, Gajeel and Levy go with them. When they arrive, the three males entertain her and Levy by getting behind a board and poking their head through holes to look like sea creatures. This fun doesn't last forever though, as Natsu blows the center to pieces trying to melt some of Gray and Lyon's ice. Thrown through the air as a result, Carla lands, completely stupefied by the turn of events.
Carla, with Happy and Pantherlily, watches anxiously as Team Sabertooth confronts Team Fairy Tail A after Minerva drops Lucy. Later, after listening to Makarov about combining the teams, she asks about the points, to which Makarov replies that they will let them keep the lowest points. Carla, with Wendy, watches as the new Team Fairy Tail comes in.
As the battle continues, Carla is shocked to hear Sting tell Rogue that he alone is enough to beat both Natsu and Gajeel. Carla, watching from the Lacrima Vision, is left speechless after Natsu's attack takes out both Sting and Rouge, and deals great damage to the arena. Carla is pleased with his victory, however, and watches as the following events proceed. Later, she has the same premonition of Mercurius being destroyed but shrugs it off.
Sometime later, she is taken to an underground area with the Fairy Tail Dragon Slayers and other Exceeds. Carla notes how, although it's supposed to just be a trip for the six of them, Gray and Lucy have decided to tag along. They stay with the group nonetheless. Carla soon discovers that they are actually in the presence of a Dragons' graveyard, shocking her especially with how many of them there are. She begins scolding Happy when he suggests Igneel is among the deceased. In addition, she shows surprise when learning more about the Milky Way technique Wendy recently learned.
As Wendy begins drawing the magic circle to invoke the Milky Way spell, Carla watches as the area lights up while Wendy concentrates and the spell beings to work, and watches as a large Dragon is summoned, before expressing her shock at meeting it. After asking, Carla listens as the Dragon, Zirconis, explains the history of the Dragons and how they originally ruled the world and thought of humans as just food until there was dissent among them over this status. The revelation of the history of Dragon Slayer Magic and how it can affect the slayers themselves shocks Carla but Zirconis soon reveals that Acnologia was once a human Dragon slayer and turned into a Dragon, shocking her even more. Zirconis soon disappears, much to Carla's dismay as she runs to Wendy, who tells her Zirconis' aura disappeared. As the Mages talk, the arrival of Arcadios and Yukino in the graveyard greatly surprises Carla as she remembers the former as the white knight from her vision.Upon seeing Arcadios and Yukino together, Carla watches as others begin wondering why Yukino came with the former. When the need for a Celestial Spirit Mage is revealed, Natsu gets into Arcadios', causing the latter to invite them to the castle while Yukino states with their plan, they can beat Acnologia, while carla continues wondering about Arcadios. Upon entering Mercurius castle, Carla and the others see the device intended for use in the Eclipse Project and learn of its intended use in changing the past. After being surrounded by the army and learning the implications of the Eclipse Project were it to go forth, Carla starts considering the effects changing the past could have on the present. After Lucy, Yukino and Arcadios are arrested, Carla and the rest of the gang are ejected from the castle but told that if they win the Grand Magic Games, due to the King's liking of Fairy Tail, they may have an audience with him.
Back at the lodgings, Carla and the others explain to Makarov about Lucy's capture. She watches as Natsu tries to break out of his ropes to save Lucy. While they were discussing the reasons for why the king would let them free, Carla says that they could very easily spread the information of the Eclipse plan. Carla is then shown with the others who are in the rescue team to save Lucy. While on their way to Mercurius and with the last battle of the games about to begin, the team begin to wonder how they would enter the palace. When Happy suggest his plan, Carla expects the plan to be rather ridiculous and when Happy gets Natsu, Wendy and Mirajane their disguises Carla comments how out of place they look and the plan is decided against when Mirajane suggest her's. Later Mirajane sneaks the team into the palace under the disguise of a palace guard and while pretending to capture Natsu and Wendy with the Carla and the other Exceeds hidden in her disguise.
Soon after, the group manages to locate the cell where Lucy and Yukino are, greeting them much to their happiness and surprise. With Natsu melting the bars, Carla wonders how to escape while the girls change clothes and Lucy states the need to retrieve her keys. However, the floor beneath them suddenly opens, causing all of them to fall below. The group soon lands in a strange area beneath the palace at which point a voice tells them they've now been trapped. The voice is revealed to be Princess Hisui E. Fiore, who calls them "thieves" and tells them to rot there as she closes the communication and leaves them with no exit.
Carla and the other captives then begin their search for a way out. Upon searching, the Exceed find no exit at first but Carla soon comes across a narrow passageway which everyone heads through. Upon getting through, the group finds an injured Arcadios, whom Carla remembers as the white knight, who tells them to run away as a shadowy figure attacks. Several more figures show themselves, who Arcadios reveals to be members of an independent group working with the kingdom, Garou Knights.
As the team prepares to battle the knights, Happy attempts to join as soon as Pantherlily does, something Carla makes a snide remark towards. As the battle rages, Wendy manages to eliminate Kamika's attack with her own, which Carla cheers her on for. Once Kamika and Cosmos initiate their combination attack, Carla holds on to Happy, trying to avoid being sucked in and are saved from it by Natsu, Mirajane and Pantherlily, who destroy the technique, which results in a large explosion. Carla soon after finds herself with Lucy, Yukino, Happy and Arcadios, commenting that those who can't fight ended up together. Facing off against Uosuke, the Mages initially view him as weak, until Arcadios warns them that when he kills someone, not even bones are left.
As Uosuke prepares his attack, Carla and the others notice how the earth starts to burn. The ground then crumbles into the lava Uosuke conjured, causing Lucy and Yukino latch on to the ledge to stop themselves being burned alive. Carla and Happy rush to save their friends but Uosuke stops them in their tracks, smashing them on the floor and keeping them there with his Magic. As the battle goes on, Carla watches in horror as Arcadios forces himself through the lava to save Lucy and Yukino, lifting them up back on to solid ground to only then sink into the lava but she is then delighted to see Horologium save Arcadios and Loke arrive to help them fight, giving Lucy and Yukino their keys back.
Whilst Lucy and Yukino focus on Uosuke, Carla and Happy tend to Arcadios, Carla voicing her surprise that, despite Arcadios' reckless actions, he is still alive. She then watches as, through the use of Libra, Pisces and Aquarius, Lucy and Yukino fight Uosuke, questioning the man's use of the word "tai". When Uosuke is hit by Aquarius and sent flying backwards into a wall, Carla and the others with her follow him through to a corridor, where they find the rest of their group and the other defeated Garou Knights.
Carla and the other Mages then try to find of a way out, discussing about Arcadios' health and princess Hisui in the meanwhile. Carla remembers that Arcadios told them that they have to decide themselves if the Eclipse Project is the right thing to do or not, and she then suddenly witnesses the introduction of an unknown hooded woman in front of her group.
As the hooded woman removes her hood and exposes herself, everyone recognizes her as Lucy, and when she asks the other Mages if they have heard of Eclipse, the gate that allows time traveling, Carla guesses that she used Eclipse to return to the past. The group then decides to leave and shoot a signal, meaning that Lucy's rescue was successful.
A while later, the group realizes they are lost. Natsu suggests that they battle the soldiers to find out the exit, but Carla instantly refuses, saying that they are too wounded. When Loke tries to cheer Lucy up by saying that he will keep on loving them both, Carla tells him to try and read the situation. Suddenly, the Lucy from the future stirs and everyone immediately turns to her. After she realizes their whereabouts, Carla listens as she remembers that they are going to be captured again. When Natsu and Mira say that is impossible, she explains that because they passed Eclipse, they couldn't use their Magic, hence they got captured. When Wendy asks the future Lucy why she came back to the past, she says to change the worst future, making them confused.
Thinking about the impending attack, Wendy wonders whether it has anything to do with the events in the Dragon graveyard, which Carla begins wondering about as well. Suddenly, Carla recalls her vision and realizes Lucy wasn't singing, but rather, crying and screaming as the castle came down. Quickly, Carla asks the Lucy of the future what happened to them in the castle, which is answered by silence, to everyone's sadness. The future Lucy explains that she came to the past after the attack by using the Eclipse, despite not knowing how, and arrived on July 4. When asked why she only came to the recent past, she states that the machine was damaged. Carla then hears her ask the group to meet Jellal, who she explained everything to and should be forming a strategy, claiming that she doesn't have one.
Lead by the future Lucy, Carla and the others tread through an underground tunnel until they encounter the Royal Army. The group then realize that Arcadios and Yukino have gone missing, and Mira leaves to go search for the latter. As Natsu and Loke fight the guards, Carla feels uneasy and wonders what to do. As the others fight the soldiers, Carla is shocked to discover that the kingdom has a Magic unit. When Future Lucy says that they shouldn't have taken the path, Carla blankly states that it is okay since they have Magic. Carla is then told by Happy to stay back as it is too dangerous, but he is told to do so too by Pantherlily.
With the battle against the Army and Garou Knights looking unfavorable, Carla, along with Happy, are once more lifted in the air by Uosuke's magic. Carla then notices the shadow under the Knight grow. It then begins to swallow the entire Army and Knights while Carla and the others watch in shock as none of their enemies are spared. Carla then watches as Rogue Cheney rises from the shadows, claiming that he is from the future. Carla steps forward — facing future Rogue — and questions his presence, to which he replies by telling her that he is here to open the gates. After fully listening and analyzing future Rogue's intentions, Carla and the others cheer. However, when he states that there is but one obstacle, she asks what that obstacle is: with his response being that someone will close the gates. Rogue, angrily shouting and looking at the person who will close the gates, aims his attack towards Lucy. However, seconds before said attack is able to reach her, future Lucy stands in front of Lucy, getting hit by the attack instead, much to the group's dismay. Carla then sobs in agony as Natsu manages to push Rogue back with his Lightning Flame Dragon's Firing Hammer spell, stating that he will not let anyone take away Lucy's future.
Upon Natsu declaring that Lucy needs to run away, Carla and the others follow suit, and she repeats Natsu's statement, saying that since Lucy's being targeted, she needs to remove herself from the area. Carla, alongside the others who ran away, later find themselves atop Mercurius, witnessing the preparation of the Eclipse Gate and Hisui's personal army giving her a status report. Hiding in the bushes, Carla comments on the spectacle they've happened upon. Arcadios then notices their presence, and declares that they stop hiding. The group then comes out of the bushes, and Carla points out that since Arcadios is with Datong, then the circumstances have changed. Carla then marvels as the Princess speaks to them, issuing an informal apology for their treatment.
Carla witnesses the gates' opening, stating that being in possession of an object with an immense magnitude of Magic surging from within, wiping out all the Dragons no longer seems so far-fetched. However, Carla is soon shocked when Lucy suddenly steps forward and demands the Gate be sealed shut, remembering Future Rogue's words that such an event would happen, and wondering why Lucy is fulfilling such a destiny. Lucy soon reveals why: she had Crux analyse the Gate and believes that the opening of the Gate will cause the Dragons to appear, not protect Crocus from them. This is soon proven to be correct, and Carla watches on in shock as a huge Dragon walks out of the Gate, it's roar alone sending her flying backwards as it causes mayhem upon it's arrival.
With more Dragons coming through the gate, Carla urgently states that they have to close it. Following said statement, the group uses the powers of two Celestial Spirit Mages: Lucy and Yukino, successfully closing the gate, and stopping more Dragons from passing through. Future Rogue appears and commands the Dragons that made it through the gate, ordering them to attack the Mages around the city. Carla stands in shock as the Dragons obey Rogue as he reveals that he has gained the ability to manipulate Dragons, and leaves the Royal Army for Zirconis to deal with as he flies off on a Dragon to watch the destruction from above. Carla reminds Wendy that it was Zirconis' spirit they communicated with, thus why he does not remember them. She then proceeds to echo Natsu's claim; only a Dragon slayer is capable of defeating the beastly Dragons. Following said statement, Carla witnesses Zirconis' ability to strip people of their dignity.
After Lucy falls prey to Zirconis' Magic, the latter flies away and tries to devour her. However, Carla takes off in time, and delivers Wendy close enough to Zirconis, which allows her to use her breath attack on him, sending Lucy flying away in the process. Happy promises to find Lucy, and Carla, Wendy and Mirajane say that they will defeat Zirconis. 
Magic and Abilities
Main article: Wendy Marvell
Carla has known Wendy since she was hatched from her egg, and the two of them have been inseparable since then. The Exceed seems to act as a caretaker of sort towards the young girl, following Wendy around, warning her not too overuse her Sky Dragon Slayer Magic and scolding others when they require her to exert herself, showing extreme concern for her health and welfare, which, sometimes, borders on an oppressive desire to protect her from everything. When Wendy was sent by Cait Shelter to take part in the battle against the Dark Guild Oración Seis, Carla voluntarily tagged along in order to look after her. The Exceed is sometimes shown scolding Wendy for her lack of confidence and shyness in approaching others, and can be blunt towards those who, on the other hand, try to approach the girl in a way she doesn't like.
Despite the Exceed's annoying attitude, Wendy perfectly gets along with her, seeing her as a mother figure; much like a real mother, Carla was distraught and desperate as she heard Wendy's cries of pain during the ceremony to extract Magic Power from her in Edolas, shedding tears and demanding the soldiers to give her back. She is also willing to comfort the young Dragon Slayer whenever the latter shows a lack of self-confidence. When Wendy was being kidnapped by Brain, she reached her hand out to Carla, with her doing the same. After the two of them were attacked by Obra and deprived of their Magic Power prior to the beginning of X791's Grand Magic Games, Wendy was shown hugging the unconscious Carla lying next to her in the infirmary's bed.
Main article: Happy
Carla and Happy are good friends. They first met during the forming of the Light Team. The moment Carla walks into the room, Happy is infatuated with her. He even asks Lucy Heartfilia for advice, and tells her to give Carla his fish, something Happy doesn't like to share with others. However, Carla ignores Happy. During the battle between the Light Team and Oración Seis Happy attempts to rescue someone very precious to Carla, Wendy Marvell, by defending her against Brain with a wooden stick only. After the Oración Seis is defeated, Happy was excited to know that Carla and Wendy were going to join Fairy Tail.
After Gildarts Clive returned to Fairy Tail, Happy wraps a fish up as a present to give to Carla. However, Carla denies it, telling him that she does not like fish. Happy tries to come up with something else to give her but she angrily tells Happy to stay away from her. Nonetheless, Happy runs after her asking for an explanation. During their time in Edolas, Happy and Carla overcame many difficult hardships together. When Carla breaks down in tears, realizing she completed her mission even though she did not do so intentionally, Happy stands up for her. He yells that they are nobody's puppets and that they are still Mages of Fairy Tail.
This makes Carla feel somewhat hopeful and even makes her call Happy by his name for once instead of "Male Cat". Happy also saves Carla from Erza Knightwalker's attack, and in return Carla saves Happy from a Magic bullet from the Royal City's army. After they left Edolas, Carla started to treat Happy more like a friend and they team up on several occasions. In addition, Carla accepted Happy's invitation when he asked her to dance with him.
Main article: Shagotte
Shagotte, the former Queen of Extalia is the mother of Carla. At first, Carla was very angry at Shagotte because she thought that she had sent 100 baby Exceeds, Carla included, to Earth Land to kill Dragon Slayers. But after explaning to Carla the real purpose behind sending a hundred eggs on Earth Land, Carla accepts her mother's apology. Carla also learns that she has been bestowed the ability of Precognition which Shagotte also possesses. As Shagotte leaves Carla, Shagotte gives a warm hug to her daughter, who is still unaware of the fact that Shagotte is her mother. Shagotte then reveals that she will tell Carla about their relationship only when she finds the hundred eggs scattered over Earth Land.
Main article: Marl
Marl met Carla as Happy and Carla were trying to excape Extalia's Imperial Guards. Marl and Lucky accepted them into her home to protect them. Marl offered Carla moral support when Carla was feeling depressed after learning her "real" purpose for being sent to Earth Land. During the extremely small amount of time Marl spent with Carla, she made Carla rediscover her heart and courage to overcome the pain she was feeling in her heart. After receiving words of courage from Marl, Carla and Happy flew off to Extalia to get back their comrades with Marl in tears, wondering if Carla is her son's girlfriend.
Appearances in Other Media
Welcome to Fairy Hills!!
Fairy Academy: Yankee-kun and Yankee-chan!
She is the strict guidance counselor of Fairy Academy in the second OVA who is fed up with the crazy antics of the students.
Wendy and Carla appear in the third OVA, Memory Days. In the beginning of the OVA, the two find Natsu's scarf left outside the guild. They later return it to him after he, Lucy, Gray, Erza and Happy return from the past.
Rainbow Sakura (Anime Omake)
Fairy Tail Gekitotsu! Kardia Daiseidou
Fairy Tail: Zeref's Awakening
Carla appears as a playable character in the PSP Game, Fairy Tail: Zeref's Awakening, and is unlocked through quests.
- Ironically, when she bluffed to Erza Knightwalker about being a Princess and Shagotte's daughter, she was unknowingly telling the truth.
- In Episode 142 - The Dissonance of Battle, it was revealed that her favorite tea is "Darjeeling Tea".
- (To Shagotte) "Who cares if you're weak!! If we band together, we can do anything!! This country will not crumble!! After all, it's my home country. It will never disappear!!"
Battles & Events
|Extalia Exceeds||Shagotte • Pantherlily • Nadi • Nichiya • Lucky • Marl • Martam • Mejeer • Muganto • Mysdroy • Salberay • Belletokia • Gogotora • Kurubushi • Clap • Monmo|
|Born in Earth Land||Happy • Carla • Samuel (non-canon) • Frosch • Lector|
|Members||Wendy Marvell • Carla|