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Ten Thousand Dragons




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Located In Earth Land

Dragons (ドラゴン Doragon) are extremely powerful and intelligent creatures that live in Earth Land.


Dragon Historia

Dragon Historia: the book of Dragons

More than 400 years ago, Dragons were the rulers of the land and humans were considered to be merely a food source for them. One day, a Dragon proposed a truce between them, believing both species could live in harmony. This soon led to a civil war between both factions: the pro-humans and their opposite. Eventually, some humans were taught Magic by the Dragons and were requested to join the war. Before long, the tide of the war shifted into the favor of the pro-coexistence faction. However, both sides overlooked a potential threat: the humans who were taught Magic by the Dragons. Many a Dragon were slain, and thus, the humans became known as Dragon Slayers. In one case, a Dragon Slayer killed many Dragons, both friend and foe alike, and bathed in their blood, and, with the aid of the Black Wizard Zeref, this Dragon Slayer turned into a Dragon himself: the reputed Black Dragon and self-proclaimed Dragon King, Acnologia. All other facts and stories about Dragons were collected in one book: Dragon Historia. One story in said book recounts the tale of Acnologia, and his single-handed destruction of an entire country.[1]

July 7, X777

On July 7, X777, all the remaining Dragons,[2] except Acnologia,[3] seemingly vanished,[4] most notably, Igneel, Metalicana, and Grandeeney, who each abandoned their young foster children, leaving the species to be remembered as little more than a myth.[5] However, this was revealed, as per the word of Igneel, to have been due to the Dragon parents of the young Dragon Slayers not wanting them to eventually turn into Dragons like Acnologia had done. In order to prevent this, they hid inside the bodies of their foster children via a secret art,[6] which allowed them to create antibodies to prevent this "Dragonification".[7]

Magic and Abilities

Acnologia Breath Attack

Acnologia nearly destroys all of Tenrou Island

Dragons are extremely powerful creatures, so powerful, in fact, that a form of Magic had to be created to combat them; their scales are so strong that, aside from Dragon Slayer Magic,[8] no other form of Magic can pierce through them.[9] This conceived notion does not, however, apply to Acnologia, who was unaffected by both regular and Dragon Slayer Magic.[10] Dragons can also be wounded by their fellow Dragons.[11]

Dragons are extremely intelligent; they are able to speak the language of humans and can thus impart upon them their knowledge, as well as communicate with them. Some, however, do not seem to be happy with making contact with humans, who they consider to be inferior, and ignore altogether.[12] Some Dragons even think of humans as one of their food sources.[11]

Dragons and Humans

Natsu and Igneel Full

Relationship between Natsu and his foster father: Fire Dragon, Igneel

To the events of the year X784, society does not believe in the existence of Dragons. However, the destruction of Tenrou Island caused by one of them, called Acnologia, changed society's view on this issue.

Despite their destructive nature, some Dragons, such as Igneel, Grandeeney, and Metalicana have been said to care for humans to the point where they raise orphaned human children as their own. While raising the human, they teach them Dragon Slayer Magic to make the human more like them.[13]

The situation is somewhat different for other Dragons such as Acnologia, who view humans as nothing more than mere insects, and Zirconis, who hates humans and views the races merely as a food source. Acnologia has been described to be "the enemy of humanity",[14] as confirmed by his subsequent behavior, when without warning and any particular reason, he appeared on Tenrou Island and tried to destroy it.[15]

Known Dragons

Name Title Dragon Slayer Disciple Status
IgneelThe Fire DragonNatsu DragneelDeceased
MetalicanaThe Iron DragonGajeel RedfoxDeceased
GrandeeneyThe Sky DragonWendy MarvellDeceased
AcnologiaThe Black Dragon
The Black Dragon of the Apocalypse
The Dragon King
WeisslogiaThe White DragonSting EucliffeDeceased
SkiadrumThe Shadow DragonRogue CheneyDeceased
Zirconis (Spirit)The Jade DragonN/ADeceased
ZirconisThe Jade DragonN/AUnknown
Atlas FlameThe Flame DragonN/ADeceased
Scissor RunnerN/AN/AUnknown
Dark DragonN/AN/AUnknown
Rock DragonN/AN/AUnknown


  1. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 123
  2. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 301, Page 16
  3. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 166, Pages 13-14
  4. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 101, Pages 9-11
  5. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 167, Page 4
  6. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 413, Pages 8-9
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 414, Page 10
  8. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 329, Pages 14-18
  9. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 328, Page 18
  10. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 253, Page 8
  11. 11.0 11.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 301, Page 10
  12. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 252, Pages 11-12
  13. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 101, Page 11
  14. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 166, Page 16
  15. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 253, Page 17


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