|Post-Timeskip | Pre-Timeskip|
|Guild Mark Location||
|Base of Operations|
Karen Lilica (Girlfriend, deceased)
Hibiki is a slim young man of average height with spiky, somewhat messy brownish blond hair framing his face. He has dark eyes and noticeably long eyelashes.
He’s considered handsome by most girls, many of them being willing to join Blue Pegasus just to be near him.
Hibiki initially wore a dark, double-breasted suit with a pair of distinctive light lines circling each sleeve and lower leg and Blue Pegasus' symbol on its left shoulder, over a pinstriped blue shirt, closed around the neck by a darker tie, and polished dark dress shoes. Shortly after the beginning of the Oración Seis arc, he forsook his jacket and tie, at the same time leaving his shirt hanging untucked over his pants, gaining a much more casual look.
In X791, Hibiki switched to a dark vest, adorned by a pair of light wings pointing outwards over the chest, together with a light, plain shirt. He’s not shown wearing a tie anymore, but retains his dark pants and shoes.
Like the rest of the Trimens, Hibiki behaves like a typical womanizer in that he usually charms up to any female (regardless of the age) he meets for the first time ever; often with little to no shame, even if accomplices of that woman are there to watch.
Nevertheless, he is capable of becoming serious when he wants to be; he also possesses some level of will power, having resisted Nirvana's effect for a time before passing out, though he notes to himself that Lucy's bond with Celestial Spirits is what truly saved him, afterwards. He is also quite a gentlemen towards others, as he is very polite and typically addresses others with honorifics. He is apparently more perceptive and knowledgeable than he lets on, and because of this, he was the only member of his team whom Bob entrusted with the information regarding Nirvana's true capabilities.
Hibiki is a long-standing member of the Blue Pegasus guild, the length of his membership goes so far back that Master Bob entrusts him with important information and considers him his right hand man. He is said to be the reason why so many women join the guild in the first place. At one point, Hibiki was the lover of Karen Lilica, but their relationship ended when she was murdered while on a mission by Angel of Oración Seis. Hibiki apparently never got over her death, but doesn't let it interfere with his work.
Oración Seis arc
He, along with Eve Tearm and Ren Akatsuki, act as greeters to the other members of the Allied Forces, though they're more womanizers than anything, instantly trying to woo over Lucy Heartfilia and Erza Scarlet (and later Wendy Marvell), and he, along with his team, is very rude to the other men. After the representatives gather at their guild to discuss the threat of Oración Seis, he along with Eve and Ren, rush out with the others to go find the Dark Guild and indeed quickly locate their target. However, the Oración Seis easily decimates them and kidnaps Wendy (as well as Happy) but the team is saved from death by Jura Neekis. The bunch soon regroups to save their kidnapped members. Hibiki stays behind with Lucy and Erza, the latter of whom has been poisoned by Cobra, to look after them as well as guide the other back to their location once they've found their targets. It is here that he reveals to Lucy that she has gained a rather fearsome reputation because of Natsu's antics.
After Natsu Dragneel finds Wendy, Hibiki helps Natsu find his and Lucy's position through his Magic, allowing Natsu to reach Erza just in time and allow Wendy to cure her of the poison. However no sooner than this task is accomplished, Jellal Fernandes activates Nirvana, which Hibiki knows about having been informed by Master Bob secretly. Both Erza and Natsu split from the group at this point and Wendy nearly succumbs to the power of Nirvana due to her negative thoughts, forcing Hibiki to knock her out for her own safety.
He then carries Wendy while Lucy, Carla, Happy and he try to trail after their friends. Hibiki explains Nirvana's purpose along the way. However they soon come across Angel, who nearly kills Natsu having incapacitated him by exploiting his motion sickness. Lucy does battle against the Oración Seis member with Hibiki nearly joining in. But he is wounded when Angel takes control of Sagittarius and hits him in the shoulder, leaving Hibiki out for most of the fight.
As the battle continues, Angel mentions she was the one who killed Hibiki's fellow member, Karen, who was also his girlfriend. This news greatly shocks Hibiki and he is nearly affected by Nirvana due to his negative thoughts, but he manages to suppress them. Later he watches as Lucy nearly sacrifices herself to free Karen's former spirit, Aries, from Angel's grasp. But she is saved when Angel's spirit, Gemini, who can't bring themselves to kill her after reading Lucy's heart and discovering her pure love for all Celestial Spirits. As Angel dismisses them, Hibiki comes up at Lucy from behind seemingly affected by Nirvana and makes to strangle Lucy. But it’s a ruse to get Angel off her guard while he uploads a top level spell into Lucy's mind, mentioning to her that it was her love of Celestial Spirits that saved him from Nirvana.
Hibiki transfers information about Urano Metria to Lucy. He then passes out from exertion but accomplishes his task as his power allows Lucy to fire off the spell and defeat Angel. As he recuperates, he leads the rest of the Allied Forces on board the Christina (repaired in a makeshift manner by the Mages who were using their individual Magic in tandem to enable the vessel to fly once again) a charge against Nirvana to save the Cait Shelter Guild as Zero attempts to destroy it. He is the one who finds Nirvana's weakness and, using his Magic, he forwards it to the others.
However, Zero hijacks the transmission and reveals that he already defeated four of their comrades (Natsu, Gray, Lucy and Happy) and that he is standing in front of one of the Lacrimas. Hibiki, along with the rest of the Allied Forces, tells the four to stand up. When they finally finalize the plan, Hibiki reaches his limit and his transmission cuts off.
After the Oración Seis is defeated and Nirvana stopped, the Allied Forces regroups in Cait Shelter Guild where they learn the secret of the guild.
Grand Magic Games arc
He and Ichiya are awakened by the announcement of the beginning of the preliminary round during the Grand Magic Games. The Trimens, along with another member that looks like a rabbit, pass the preliminaries in fifth place. The team chooses to let Eve play for the first round of the games. Once the Hidden portion comes to an end, Blue Pegasus stands in fourth place with 4 points.
As Hibiki watches the first day's battle, Lucy Heartfilia vs. Flare Corona, he, along with the other Blue Pegasus members, stares in awe as Lucy begins to cast Urano Metria, a spell that Hibiki once transferred to Lucy via Archive Magic. Even though they don't share the same team, Hibiki, is still happy that Lucy managed to master the Ultimate Magic of the Stars.
On the third day of the Grand Magic Games, Hibiki chooses himself to represent Blue Pegasus for the Day's event. Prior to the explanation of rules, Hibiki starts to analyze the temple where the event will occur. The event, Pandemonium, consists on defeating monsters of different levels to earn points and progress. Despite the random nature of the event, Hibiki says that his Archive will allow him to make up a strategy. However, the event is finished by Erza Scarlet alone, which amazes the entire audience. To finish the event, Mato has everyone compete in the MPF challenge and during it, Hibiki flirts with Cana, soon asking her out. Cana responds that she'll only be able to drink one barrel and Hibiki comments she drank too much. When he hits the MPF, he gets only a 95 and is depressed and Cana offers to comfort him, much to his delight.
That evening, Hibiki and the Trimens go on a trip to Ryuzetsu Land, a popular leisure center in Crocus. When they arrive, the four quickly get into their host persona and approach Erza and Lucy, who are sunbathing nearby. Standing beside Erza, Hibiki tells her she looks especially beautiful. However, Erza puts a stop to it and proceeds to yell at them, scolding Hibiki for his poor performance in the day's event. 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. Hibiki and the Trimens are sent flying when Natsu uses more power than necessary, ending up face down in the rubble, naked and completely dazed.
During the 4th day's battle events, Hibiki is seen kissing Jenny Realight while Ichiya is battling against Bacchus and Rocker from Team Quatro Puppy, something which shocks Ren. When the formerly unknown member of the team is revealed to be an exceed who resembles Ichiya, Hibiki is shown to be greatly shocked by the revelation. Upon Ichiya's victory, Hibiki smiles from the stands, calling him a true blue angel.
In the following battle of Natsu Dragneel and Gajeel Redfox of Team Fairy Tail against Sting Eucliffe and Rogue Cheney of Team Sabertooth, Hibiki watches with his teammates as Natsu dominates the Twin Dragons of Sabertooth by himself.
Afterwards, as the final day of the games gets underway, the emcees announce the arrival of the participating teams. As their name is called, Hibiki gathers with his teammates, ready to participate. As the rules for the day are announced, Hibiki stands with his team, using his Archive Magic to prepare. As the games begin, Hibiki heads out with Ren and Eve. Soon after, the three of them encounter Beth and Araña of Team Mermaid Heel. While Hibiki uses his Archive Magic in battle, his teammates defeat the two, earning 2 points for Team Blue Pegasus.
Soon after Team Fairy Tail enters the battle, having stayed behind previously, Hibiki, Ren and Eve were found by Gajeel, who defeated the latter two but winds up letting Hibiki escape. As the Archive Mage escapes while questioning whether there is someone in Fairy Tail who could do better than a calculation of his Archive, he is found and defeated by Gray Fullbuster, which he apologizes to Ichiya for.
The Trimens from the now eliminated Blue Pegasus meet each other to follow the rest of the event. Erza Scarlet, Kagura Mikazuchi and Minerva engage in a match, showing themselves to be evenly matched as noted by Ren, to which Hibiki replies saying that it was for the time being. With Erza now battling Kagura, Ren compares Kagura's strength to Erza's, with Hibiki telling him how surprising it is to learn that there is a lady more elite than Erza. As Fairy Tail rejoice in their victory of the Grand Magic Games, Hibiki and the rest of the Trimens express their satisfaction to Fairy Tail's accomplishment by congratulating the Guild.
After the end of the Grand Magic Games, Hibiki joins forces with all the other participants of the event, in order for them to be able to defeat the ten thousand Dragons that will soon arrive, motivating his fellow guild members to give it their all. Hibiki stands next to his guildmates as they are confronted by one of the seven Dragons that made it through the gate.
After Natsu mentions that the seven Dragon Slayers will defeat the seven Dragons that passed the gate, Hibiki says that they are in a dire situation, since his guild has none. Soon, a weird smell reaches his nose, which turns out to be Ichiya's attempt to defeat a Dragon using his armpit perfume. Although the latter fails, Cobra shows up just in time to say that he will take on that Dragon, much to Hibiki's shock and surprise, who recognized the other man.
Through the efforts of everyone present, the Dragons are eventually defeated and their threat eliminated. With the danger gone, the Mages who helped fight them are invited to Mercurius Castle for a Dance Ball. Attending with the rest of his team, Hibiki and the Trimens reside in the grand ballroom, expressing their desire to meet the King. Soon after, the various guilds of Fiore express their desire to have Yukino Aguria join their ranks as she is not affiliated with any guild. Hibiki joins his teammates as they try to persuade her to join Blue Pegasus, with him stating that she should join their guild due to her beauty. The intensity of the competition results in an inter-guild brawl, during which Hibiki is taken ahold of by the head by Elfman and smashed into Ren's head.
Magic and Abilities
Archive (古文書 Ākaibu): A rare type of Magic which allows Hibiki to transfer information to and from people for various purposes. With this, he is capable of coordinating the movements of his allies as well as knowing their present conditions and giving them new knowledge. As a result of this, Hibiki usually distances himself from the battlefield and acts as a command center of sorts, but is capable of defending himself should the need arise.
- Force Blast: Hibiki can manifest his Archive Magic in a form of Magical screens and forcefully explode them in front of his target causing similar damage of a blast. It is sufficient enough to throw his target into the air, as seen with Wendy. (Unnamed)
- Force Shield: Hibiki can create a Magic Shield from screens with his Magic. It is unknown to what degree it could stand up to assaults, both Magical or otherwise, but it was powerful enough to block an Ice-Make spell cast by Gemini who was assuming Gray's form and abilities at the time and Sagittarius's arrows. (Unnamed)
- Telepathy (思念伝達魔法 Shinen Dentatsu Mahō): This Magic allows Hibiki to communicate with other people just using his mind. With this, he is able to establish contact with comrades even over considerable distances. However, it is likely that he can only establish this connection to individuals that he knows, met, and is personally familiar with. Other users of Archive are also capable of intercepting the connection, as Zero has demonstrated, by "jacking-in"
- Information Transfer: Hibiki can use his Magic to transfer some information into a person's mind. This is particularly useful in exploration missions, since Hibiki can send information regarding miscellaneous data (such as the nearby surroundings, for instance) to his comrades, which they can perceive on a mental level as loading bars in buffering progress occurring within their mind that represents the images and symbols being downloaded into them in real time; with this, he can navigate allies on where to go by transferring "maps" into their heads. The data that he could transfer also includes (but probably not limited to) the knowledge on how to perform powerful spells and enchantments like Urano Metria. Unfortunately, bestowing such information to another person is not without drawbacks; it seems to induce a mental strain that lasts for the duration of the download (though Lucy was perfectly fine after performing Urano Metria, albeit could not remember any details of it after that). As such, Hibiki claims that executing the skill based on the information he provides can only be used once. (Unnamed)
Being fellow members of Blue Pegasus, Hibiki and Jenny have a naturally healthy relationship, as they willingly became members of the same team to compete in the Grand Magic Games, though theirs in particular is implied to be romantic in nature, as on the Fourth Day of the Games the two were spotted passionately kissing one another.
Main article: Cana Alberona
Hibiki and Cana seem to have a very friendly relationship. Before the MPF competition, in which both were participants, Hibiki asked Cana to accompany him for drinks. She agreed but said she could only have one barrel as she had already drank several dozen barrels that day. After Hibiki performed poorly in the competition, Cana hugged him and asked him if he wanted to be "comforted tonight." He replied that he wanted to be "babied tonight."
Main article: The Trimens
As a member of the Trimens, Hibiki appears to possess a stable relationship with his fellow teammates. Alongside his fellow team members, Hibiki presents himself in grandiose fashion upon making an entrance, and puts forth a flirtatious attitude towards various women in attempts to swoon them over. As a team, they appear to possess a moderate amount of strength, as they were entrusted by Master Bob as delegates of Blue Pegasus to take part in the extermination of the Oración Seis.
Hibiki first met Lucy during the alliance to take down the Oración Seis, introducing himself to her in an imposing manner. During said time, they interacted in various ways. Lucy's initial judgement of Hibiki is that the latter possesses several stunning external features and that his personality is rather breathtaking, comparing him to some Fairy Tail guys in the process; claiming that they are the complete opposite. Hibiki quickly complements Lucy on her beauty, treating her highly shortly afterwards as he and the Trimens bring her many comfortable items for she and Erza to relax. When they get ready to confront the Oración Seis, Lucy struggles along the way as she tries to keep up with the others, only to have Hibiki stand next to her and offer himself as help, asking if she would like for him to carry her in his hands—bridal style.
Hibiki has also disregarded his own safety to secure Lucy's, protecting the young Mage from an impending attack with his own body, receiving gratitude from Lucy in return. When Lucy's undergarments became visible due to Erza's actions, Hibiki blushes madly as he stares at her in satisfaction. Whilst Hibiki and Lucy were alone after everyone went after the Oración Seis, he is seen cheering her up when she claims that she is useless, reminding her that she is an incredible Mage. Lucy abruptly questions his motives for not going with the others, leading Hibiki to inform her that he can't simply leave a lady alone. Causing Lucy to look at him and call him a pretty nice guy, smiling. Lucy also comments on his Magic and abilities, confessing that she believes he is an extraordinary Mage with amazing intelligence. When they were confronted by Angel of the Oración Seis, Hibiki jumps in front of Lucy and protects her once again without a second thought. As Lucy's battle with Angel escalates and draws to a close, Hibiki approaches her and admits that her words and bond with the Celestial Spirits were the sole reason for him not being overpowered by the darkness. He puts his trusts in her as he transmits a high-level spell into her brain, claiming that he believes Lucy can do it; happy to see that she was able to cast it in the end. After the conflict with the Oración Seis comes to a close, Lucy is seen emulating Hibiki's poses. When they part ways, Hibiki assures Lucy that when they meet again they will surely spend a pleasant evening together.
Sometime later, during the year X791, Hibiki and his guild aided Fairy Tail in the search for their missing Mages. When Lucy fights Flare Corona in the Grand Magic Games, Hibiki is shock to witness her mastery over Urano Metria, admitting that Lucy's Magic has exponentially grown as well as her skills in combat.
Main article: Karen Lilica
Before Karen's murder at the hands of Angel, a Mage of Oración Seis, Hibiki was Karen's lover. When Angel mentioned Karen's death on the battle field, Hibiki was visibly angered, but managed to maintain control of his emotions so that he was not overtake by Nirvana.
Appearances in Other Media
Welcome to Fairy Hills!!
During Wendy and Carla's welcoming party to Fairy Hills, the girls discuss one another's potential boyfriends. Although Lucy is not there, they talk about her too and list Hibiki as one of her potential boyfriends.
Fairy Tail Gekitotsu! Kardia Daiseidou
- Main: Archive: Overload (古文書「オーバーロード」 Ākaibu Ōbārōdo)
- Sub 1: Ren! (Sky Magic: Air Bomber) (空気魔法「エアボンバー」 Kuki Mahō Ea Bonbā)
- Sub 2: Archive: Clock Up (古文書「クロックアップ」 Ākaibu Kurokku Appu)
- Sub 3: Eve! (Snow Magic: Snow Bomb) (雪魔法「スノウボム」 Yuki Mahō Sunō Bomu)
- Super: Archive: Protect (古文書「プロテクト」 Purotekuto)
- According to the Blue Pegasus membership card, Hibiki likes all females and dislikes bugs. He apparently has no personal preference in any particular lady, but rumors circulating about him spread nonetheless, spanning about 18 (unconfirmed) legends about him so far.
- In Volume 32's extra content, Mashima provided the battle statistics for 31 of the 40 X791 contestants in the Grand Magic Games. The stats, however, were provided not from Mashima's point-of-view as the author but from the view point of Sorcerer Magazine reporter Jason. Which explains why some stats are missing and why others may be inaccurate. According to Jason from the Sorcerer Magazine, during his participation in the Grand Magic Games of X791, Hibiki's stats are:
- (To Lucy Heartfilia) "...I almost fell into darkness, but the bonds you have with your spirits wrapped me with light."
Battles & Events
|Prominent Members||Eve Tearm • Hibiki Lates • Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki • Jenny Realight • Nichiya • Ren Akatsuki|
|Minor Members||DeZille Horae • Riko Applico|
|The Trimens||Eve Tearm • Hibiki Lates • Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki • Ren Akatsuki|
|Team Blue Pegasus||Eve Tearm • Hibiki Lates • Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki • Jenny Realight • Nichiya • Ren Akatsuki|