"It doesn't matter if you say the true origin of Magic is 'Darkness'. It doesn't matter if you say it's 'Light' either. Magic is alive. Its place changes over time and it grows along with us. Magic is anything you can think of. It can be felt in infinite ways... as light, as darkness, as red, or as blue and it is living freely, together along side Fairy Tail."
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Makarov is an extremely short, elderly man. He has black eyes and is growing bald with only the outer rims of his head containing white hair. He also has a thick white mustache. He has a black stamp of Fairy Tail that covers his entire chest area. On his first appearance, he was shown dressing in a casual manners which consist of a white shirt with black Fairy Tail stamp in the middle which covered by an orange hoodie. His attire was completed with matching orange shorts and an orange and blue stripes designed jester hat.
Later on, following the Phantom Lord assault he was shown with a more formal attire with him wearing a white tunic with Fairy Tail symbol on the left collar and a black pants in which covered by a formal white coat with white fur around the edge and the Ten Wizard Saints' symbol at the back. In Fighting Festival arc he was shown having a less formal attire where he wears a white shirt with a red vest on top of it and a black pants. Instead of his Wizard Saints' robe, he used a more casual high collared cape.
Makarov is one of the characters who changes his attire frequently. He once dressed only with a Hawaiian Shirt and black shorts. Although he changed his attire from time to time, he's still frequently shown wearing his Wizard Saints' attire.
Makarov is a person who is able to love and believe in people, which is the reason Precht chose him to be his successor and take the position of Guild Master of Fairy Tail. He also dislikes being called a kid by Master Precht for someone his age.
Makarov shows extreme dislike for the Magic Council and all the rules they try to impose on guilds, believing that the skills and Magic of his guild members will not be able to grow if he makes them conform to the rules of the Council. He frequently attempts to balance reprimands from the council and the eccentricity of his guild. Despite this, at times he has to grow to his giant form to stop the insane revelling and destruction of the guild, and acts as a parent to the guild members, looking after them and encouraging or inspiring them. This parent attribute is noticeable when he worries over the destruction that the guild members may cause and tells them to try tone it down. This trait is especially obvious when he is disinterested in revenge for the damage caused to the guild by Phantom Lord, but grows enraged and vengeful when he finds three of his "children" have been hurt. However, one can say this love for the guild takes priority over his own family as he has excommunicated both his son and grandson, Ivan Dreyar and Laxus Dreyar, for being a threat to the guild. He appears to hold little qualms over the age, strength or history of a prospective member as seen when he lets Gajeel Redfox and Juvia Lockser join despite them being former members of Phantom Lord.
He also has his own eccentric side, wearing an unusual hat or doing insane poses. Another trait is his docile perverted nature, an example being when he hit Natsu Dragneel, Happy and Gray Fullbuster on the head for doing an S-class mission without permission but spanked Lucy Heartfilia, and spanked her again even though it was Natsu he was telling off. He also worries over the excessive damages caused by the guild members particularly Natsu, Gray, and Erza and even more so when they are grouped together.
Although, he is shown to be wise and has a calm personality. It has been shown that in his younger years, Makarov was quite an impatient man who did not hesitate to pick a fight with his other guild-mates. A rather implicit traits that could be seen on the Guild's members.
At age 40, Makarov became the third Guild Master of Fairy Tail in the year X736. In the year X741, Makarov received the title of being a Wizard Saint. Having been the Guild Master of Fairy Tail for 48 years, Makarov held the record of being the longest Guild Master of Fairy Tail. During this time, he oversaw the guild's rise in fame of its Mages and their power. The guild was named 'Fairy Tail' as the eternal mystery behind whether Fairies had tails or not, or if they even existed, was like an eternal adventure. Some time during those years, Makarov excommunicated his son, Ivan Dreyar, for unknown reasons, despite the sensitive information he carried about the guild. He mentioned this decision to his grandson Laxus, saying that Ivan was a danger to the guild.
Makarov also held great affection and a strong relationship for his grandson Laxus during the boy's childhood. Somewhere around that time, during a Fantasia Parade, a young Laxus points his index finger in the air in hopes that his grandfather would remember that he was watching him. As a teenager, Laxus started detesting his grandfather because people felt he was only successful due to the fact that he was Makarov's grandson, and then swore that he would one day surpass Makarov and prove himself a man in his own right. Since then, Makarov had regretted his grandson's drastic personality change.
He met Jose Porla six years in the past at the regular meeting where they fought, because of Marakov's bragging and Jose's bad-mouthing of Fairy Tail, ending with Makarov brutally defeating Jose. Jose says that it had been six years since they had stood "face-to-face" indicating they may have fought. It was also around this time that Makarov welcomed Mirajane, Elfman and Lisanna into the guild, and explained to the oldest sibling that her demonic form was a result of her Take Over Magic.
Makarov has been friends with Porlyusica for a considerable amount of time, as she mentions that he had caused a great deal of trouble, even since the "old days". Makarov also took Erza to Porlyusica when she joined the guild in order to fix her damaged eye; from then on, he viewed Erza as sort of the daughter he never had. Because of this favoritism, Erza became unquestionably loyal to him.
Makarov is first introduced dispelling a huge brawl between the guild's members started by Natsu when he and Happy lead Lucy to Fairy Tail. After doing so, he reads them the reports of the large scale destruction they have committed, and informs of the fury of the Council members at this, but tells them to just ignore the council members and "do whatever you think right". When Romeo, a son of a Fairy Tail member, comes looking for his missing father, Macao Conbolt, and shouts at Makarov that he should be looking for his father, Makarov dismisses him, saying Macao can look after himself; angered, Romeo punches him in the face and runs off.
When the Fairy Tail guild member Levy McGarden laments about not being to take the Everlue Mansion mission, Makarov comments that it's probably for the best and reveals that the mission's reward had been increased ten times to 2,000,000 jewels.
While at the Regular Meeting for Provincial Guild Masters, Makarov gets a message from Mirajane informing him of a new team formed by Natsu, Gray, Lucy, Happy and Erza Scarlet. He begins to sweat profusely as the potential havoc this team could possibly create, such as destroying an entire town. Later, Kageyama of the Eisenwald Guild manages to reach the meeting site and bumps into Makarov. Kageyama asks him if he could listen to a song from the lethal lullaby flute, and Makarov agrees. But, Kageyama can't bring himself to do it and Makarov dissuades him with a talk about camaraderie while Natsu and co, with two other guild masters, watch.
Then, to their surprise, Lullaby begins talking and the Living Magic belonging to Zeref manifests and attacks them. Natsu, Erza and Gray rise up to the challenge, and quickly defeat it, but their wanton destruction results in the meeting site building being destroyed and the Fairy Tail members having to make a quick getaway.
Galuna Island arcEdit
After Erza is arrested for property destruction, Makarov waits patiently with the rest of the guild members for her return. Natsu is apparently trapped under a glass, transformed into a salamander, but Makarov reveals to everyone's surprise that it is actually Macao, not Natsu. With Natsu and Erza released from jail, Makarov is seen sitting on his usual spot on top of the bar's counter when he starts to feel sleepy, hailing the arrival of the reclusive Mystogan. Makarov is the only one able to resist Mystogan's Magic. He then stops Natsu as he tries to run up to the second floor to fight Laxus Dreyar and tells the two to quiet down. The following day, Makarov hears the shocking news that one of the S-Class missions is missing, and that Natsu and Happy are the culprits. He shouts at Laxus to bring them back but he refuses. Instead, it falls on Gray to bring them back.
Phantom Lord arcEdit
When Natsu, Gray, Lucy, Erza and Happy return to find the guild attacked, they find that their master is seemingly indifferent to the destruction. He first gives all but Erza a hit to the head, except Lucy who gets smacked on the butt, and tells them not to worry about the Phantom Lord Guild's attack since "there's no need to get cross with someone who resorts to surprise attacks." When Makarov runs off for a "leak", Mirajane tells them that Makarov is as shocked as them but warfare between guilds is illegal and it would be unwise to retaliate. However, after seeing Jet, Droy and Levy severely injured, he grows enraged and declares war on Phantom Lord.
Traveling through the night, he along with other Fairy Tail members, arrive at Phantom Lord's guild in the Town of Oak and storm in, with Makarov easily defeating many of them.
He then quickly rushes to find Jose Porla, the Phantom Lord's master, on the top floor with his fury turning into Magic Power and causing the building to tremble. However, he had been led into a trap by Jose as Aria, one of the Element 4, suddenly appears and attacks him with a Magic that drains his Magic Power. Due to the massive loss of strength and morale the other Fairy Tail members receive from the loss of Makarov, they are forced to retreat.
When they return, he is taken to a friend of his and a healing Mage, Porlyusica who looks after him. It is discovered that the spell, Metsu, that was used on him causes the user's Magic Power to disperse into the air and eventually disappear. Makarov wakes up as Natsu goes full power and leaves Porlyusica with his thanks and apology for the trouble he's caused. Just after Makarov leaves her home, she finds that it was Mystogan who helped gather Makarov's Magic Power.
During the battle with Phantom Lord, Makarov appears near the end of the battle just in the nick of time to save Erza who had been fighting Jose. They begin to fight, Makarov striking first with Jose quickly firing back, and are initially equally matched. Makarov then warns him to surrender, but Jose barks in refusal so Makarov activates the extremely powerful Fairy Law. The attack easily defeats Jose and all of his shades. He tells him to go back and prepare for the reaction of the council. Just as he leaves, Aria suddenly attacks him again; this time Makarov simply defeats him with a punch, warning him that he'll exterminate them if they continue.
The Fairy Tail members return to their trashed guild where Makarov gives Lucy a speech on the bonds of guild members, causing her to cry, although he begins to cry as well when he thinks he may be arrested by the council. Makarov helps in the remaking of the destroyed guild.
Although not arrested, at the hearing, he falls asleep during it, only being woken up when one of the helper frogs calls out his name. Luckily, the guild is found not guilty, thanks to self-defense charges and the aid given by one of the Council members, Yajima, who was a friend of Makarov's. Shitou tells him that Fairy Tail should be more careful, as even two more members of the council, Org and Michello are now calling for their guild to be disbanded. Shitou then tells Makarov that it may be time for him to retire. Makarov muses over it back at the guild's building site. He can think of a suitable master and finds he especially can't retire after hearing that Natsu, Gray, Erza, Lucy and Happy destroyed a stretch of road during their job.
Sometime after Phantom Lord was disbanded, Makarov finds Gajeel, who sits alone in wreckage, eating iron. He informs Gajeel that Juvia joined the guild recently, and then asks if Gajeel wants the join the guild as well. Gajeel is surprised and cannot believe Makarov had asked him that. Makarov then tells Gajeel he cannot watch a man fall into the darkness by loneliness. Makarov reaches out his hand and tells Gajeel what he is giving him is not salvation, but simply a guiding light. Gajeel looks at Makarov and then accepts his offer.
Fighting Festival arcEdit
Makarov introduces the newly rebuilt guild to Natsu, Gray, Lucy, Erza and Happy and two new members: Juvia Lockser and Gajeel Redfox. Though they dislike the idea of Gajeel joining, he states that Gajeel was only acting on Jose's orders but agrees with Erza that he should be watched. After Fairy Tail gets in a brawl again, Makarov gets angry at the guild being a mess, as a reporter for the Sorcerer Magazine was going to come tomorrow.
When Makarov goes grocery shopping with Mirajane, she tells Makarov that even Laxus is returning for the Harvest Festival. This shocks Makarov and gives him a bad feeling. At the start of the Harvest festival, Makarov attends and watches the Miss Fairy Tail contest, occasionally getting a nosebleed. With the arrival of Laxus and the Thunder God Tribe, he stands helpless as the contestants are turned to stone by Evergreen, effectively made hostages. Laxus then tells all of the Fairy Tail mages to fight against each other, to find out who is the strongest Mage, and the winner will fight Laxus himself. Makarov wants to participate to beat Laxus, but he is trapped by Freed's Jutsu Shiki, which doesn't allow Mages who are eighty years or older to participate. After the room is emptied, Makarov spots Reedus, who didn't want to fight, as he is scared of Laxus. Makarov ignores the reason and asks Reedus to escape to Porlyusica's House, as she might have a potion to cure Evergreen's Stone Eyes spell. Natsu then gets up and goes to participate, but is stopped by Freed's runes, stating Mages of age eighty or older cannot participate. Makarov, Reedus, and Natsu gape in confusion.
Trembling with anger, he watches the battle progress reports. Makarov is shocked when he sees Freed has taken out Reedus, now knowing he has no chance of Porlyusica's help. Eventually, Laxus appears and tells him to resign the position of Master to himself before the 3 hours are up in which the statues will turn to dust. Makarov, and Natsu refuse, still believing Gray would prevail. After Gray is seen to have lost, Makarov admits defeat, and asks Laxus to stop. Laxus, however, says that isn't good enough and asks Makarov to resign and declare him the new master of Fairy Tail.
When only two members remain, Natsu and Gajeel, he tries to prevent Natsu from 'reviving' Erza but finds that the stone around her breaks due to his antics and figures that since half of the Magic was taken through her artificial eye, the effect was also halved. Now with Erza and the arrival of Mystogan, Makarov orders a counter-attack.
When Evergreen is defeated, and the contestants are released, Laxus reappears and instates a new rule: Thunder Palace, which effectively takes the whole town hostage by surrounding Magnolia with thunder Lacrima that will eventually explode. Makarov shouts in an angry rage, but just as he does, he gets a sharp pain in his chest and falls to the ground. Eventually Makarov is brought to bed to rest. Porlyusica tells Levy that Laxus is the reason why Makarov is in critical condition. Porlyusica then cries as she tells Levy to call Laxus, as his grandfather has little time left.
After Laxus is finally defeated and with the aid of Porlyusica, Makarov recovers. Laxus visits him in the medical ward. Makarov tells Laxus that the guild does not belong to him or anyone else and that the guild was built to honor each member, and build strong bonds with one another. Makarov says he cannot forgive Laxus for his crime this time. Laxus admits he just wanted to make the guild stronger. Makarov tells Laxus that he never cared about him being strong or smart when he was growing up and that all he wanted was for Laxus to be happy. Makarov then turns serious and excommunicates Laxus from Fairy Tail. Laxus is content and thanks his grandfather as he leaves the medical ward. Makarov turns around and cries, telling his grandson to just leave.
The following night, he takes part in the Fantasia festival and gives a sign that Laxus invented when he was younger to show that he'll always be watching over him. The rest of the guild follows up with the sign, as Laxus tearfully leaves Magnolia. Afterwards it's revealed that Makarov had given Gajeel a mission to work as a double agent to find the location of his son, Ivan, which he completed.
Oración Seis arcEdit
A week later, after Laxus' exile, Natsu still yells at Makarov for banning Laxus. Erza tells him to leave the master alone. Makarov tries to resign as master, but the guild prevents him, and Freed comes to his door and tells Makarov that Laxus would be devastated if he learns he caused Makarov's retirement, so he stays.
Later on, Makarov goes to regular meeting and reports back to the guild to tell them that an alliance of four legal guilds, including their own, are going to take down one of the most powerful Dark Guilds, the Oración Seis. For unknown reasons, he chose Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Erza and Happy to represent Fairy Tail in the alliance.
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
He then welcomes Gildarts Clive back to the guild when he returns from the 100 years mission. Gildarts tells the guild that he failed his mission, not leaving Makarov surprised. He later talks to Erza asking if he should hand the mission over to another guild. He was sucked through the Anima and turned into Lacrima like the rest of Magnolia. Mystogan eventually returns the huge Lacrima back to Earth Land so Makarov and the others returned to normal, and were sent back to Earth Land, unaware of the events that had happened.
Tenrou Island arcEdit
As the guild is celebrating the arrival of Lisanna as well as creating a ruckus, Makarov is seen talking to Gildarts, commenting on how sad it was that Mystogan ended up leaving the guild. Hoping Mystogan would be okay wherever he was, he asks Gildarts if he would be staying in town.
Days later, he presents the announcement of the S-Class Mage Promotion Trial, saying the location of the event will be Tenrou Island, the "holy ground" of Fairy Tail. He then presents the eight participants of the trial including Natsu Dragneel, Elfman, Juvia Lockser, Gray Fullbuster, Freed Justine, Levy McGarden, Mest Gryder, and Cana Alberona. He gives everyone a week to prepare and expects them in their top conditions. After Erza and Mirajane state the rules for choosing a partner, Makarov ends his announcement by saying the details of the exam will be given at Hargeon Port, where they will meet up, and to expect hard challenges, as S-Class Mages like Erza, Mirajane, and Gildarts will be roadblocks in their tasks.
When the participants spot Tenrou Island on the boat before the exams start, Makarov appears and states it was rumored Fairies once lived on that island and that Fairy Tail's first master, Mavis Vermilion sleeps there. Gray then asks what was up with his shirt which had Fairy Tail symbols all over it. Makarov says that it's hot and proceeds to say information about the first trial. He tells the participants to first go to the smoke coming from the island where they will find eight paths. Only one group can go through each path. Makarov then shows them a map of what the challenge will look like. This includes three battles with S-Class Mages in three of the paths, two battles against other teams in two other paths, and a safe path where nobody fights anyone. Whoever gets to the end will pass the first part. He states that to win, power and luck are required. Makarov then points out only six teams maximum and three minimum will make it through the first part. This makes Levy nervous but Gajeel excited. With that, Makarov starts the exam. When Freed uses runes to trap everyone in the ship, Lucy asks if that's legal, but Makarov says that it's not even a race. He is left on the boat when everyone else leaves.
Shortly after Gray clears the first trial, Makarov reappears and asks if everyone had arrived. He announces that Cana and Lucy defeated Freed and Bickslow, Natsu managed to clear Gildarts' trial, Levy and Gajeel got the quiet path, and Gray and Loke managed to defeat Mest and Wendy. However when Gray asked about Juvia, the master put up a speechless face by saying she and Lisanna met up with Erza, who doesn't know how to hold back, and that they lost. When everyone wonders about Elfman and Evergreen, they quickly figure out that their opponent had to have been Mirajane, and that they are somewhat unlucky. However Elfman, being helped by Evergreen, shows up at the last minute and says that they cleared the first trial, somewhat surprising him. But he quickly brushes this off and tells the contestants that passed that it is now time for the second trial.
Makarov announces the second trial to find Mavis Vermilions grave, and that the contestants have six hours. Makarov sits at the grave waiting. He is later seen staring high into the sky in shock at the signal flare that Erza fired above Tenrou Island.
Makarov talks to Mavis Vermilion, questioning why Tenrou Island had invited enemies, and that he would take full responsibility for his actions. In exchange, Makarov asks Mavis to protect the guild members on the island. As the Grimoire Heart airship nears, Makarov stands between it and the island in Full Titan Mode, ready to face off with the Dark Guild. He smashes the starboard side of the battleship, and fends off a Jupiter Cannon attack from it. After Caprico escapes the ship with the rest of his guild mates in tow, Makarov exclaims that it doesn't matter where they run, and he prepares to envelop the enemies with Fairy Law. However, he is thunderstruck as Hades casts his own malefic version of Fairy Law, named, Grimoire Law. Hades then explains and lectures Makarov on the nature of the Magic, and tells Makarov if he releases his spell, both their guilds will be destroyed. Makarov then extinguishes his spell. When he gets a better look at Hades, Makarov flashes back to watching the second master of Fairy Tail, Precht, entrusting Fairy Tail to him. He realizes that Hades is none other than Precht himself. As
Hades sends Makarov onto the island, with his Chain Magic, and he reverts to his original size to confront Hades. Hades then attacks Makarov with Amaterasu Magic Seals, overwhelming Makarov. He becomes weary with exhaustion, but continues to question Hades' reasoning behind his decisions. Hades then explains that he found what could be called the "Essence of Magic", and that Magic came from the darkness and from there he arrived at Zeref. Hades walks away after thinking Makarov is finished, but Makarov is determined to defend his guild and tries to land an unexpected blow to Hades. However, he fails to do so and is pierced by Hades' Magical beam. Makarov is seen in the air, sending his will across the lands to reach his previously excommunicated grandson, who apparently senses the danger. He then lands on the ground unconscious, close to death.
Natsu, having been launched near Makarov's position by one of Zancrow's attacks, then remarks on his wounds. Makarov, still alive, tells him to take everyone and run away. Zancrow then arrives, informing Natsu that Hades defeated Makarov, and Makarov is shocked that of all people, Natsu experienced fear. Natsu awakens a power from deep inside him and decides to face Zancrow, saying that his fear is from the fact that someone other than himself could defeat Hades.
When Natsu gets caught by Zancrow's Flame God's Supper, Makarov uses his Titan Magic on his hand to attack and grip Zancrow. Makarov says that Zancrow is hurting his kid before his eyes and that he will grind him into nothing. He doesn't relent even when Zancrow starts burning his arm. Makarov then says, "Do not underestimate Fairy Tail!". He then senses that Natsu's Magic Power had disappeared. All of a sudden, Natsu emerges, eating Zancrow's flames. He realizes that by nullifying his Magic power, he created a vessel to eat the flames with; when Natsu says it was just a special way to eat the flames, Makarov thinks that this strategy was brilliant. He then releases Zancrow into the air and watches as Natsu combines Zancrow's flames with his own to defeat the dark mage. Makarov then looks on as Natsu tells him that they have to fight Grimoire Heart and make them pay for messing with Fairy Tail. However, he collapses from his injuries, prompting Makarov to call out his name.
Makarov wakes up bandaged and notices Wendy healing Natsu. He claims to be alright and tells Wendy to take care of Natsu, and she tells him that she is going to help both of them. Then, when Wendy wonders why her healing Magic is being inhibited, he tells her it's because of the tainted evil in Natsu's scarf. Then he asks if she can remove it, to which she replies she will. He then either falls asleep or faints.
After Hades is defeated by Fairy Tail, Makarov shows up at Grimoire Heart's airship along with the Thunder God Tribe, Lisanna, Mirajane, Cana, Levy, Elfman, and Gajeel. They all scare off the remaining Grimoire Heart members who tried to attack Happy, Pantherlily and Carla. Then, Makarov walks up to Laxus, who earlier had returned to help defeat Hades, and yells at him for coming to Tenrou Island during his excommunication. Makarov then walks up to a defeated Hades. Hades asks Makarov to kill him, but Makarov refuses, and tells him to get off the island. Makarov then asks Hades why he fell into the darkness. Hades explains he went on a journey to find out the truth about Magic, and found that the true nature was "darkness". Hades felt the world he was living in was a lie, and wanted to live in the Ultimate Magic World, and obtain the "Magic of One". Makarov tells Hades it never mattered if Magic did come from darkness because either way, Magic is alive, and can be felt as anything, whether its lightness, darkness, red, or blue. Makarov concludes his speech by saying he learned this all from Hades himself, and then walks away.
After returning to camp, Makarov tells everyone that he had no choice but to suspend the S-Class examination which greatly shocks Natsu, Gray, Elfman and funnily enough, Gajeel who exclaims that he wants to become S-Class even though it's his partner, Levy, that was the candidate. After Natsu's ranting, he decides to make a special exception for him and allow the exams to continue, telling Natsu that if he was could defeat him, then he would pass the exam. However, before Natsu can even begin, Makarov dispatches him with his giant fist, sending him crashing into a tree.
Makarov, like everyone else, soon realizes a Dragon has come to the island. He instantly acknowledges it as "Acnologia, the Black Dragon of the Apocalypse". It lands on the island and starts going on a rampage, destroying everything. The guild members run towards the ship. As Acnologia approaches the guild members, Makarov assumes his Titan form, and holds off the Dragon. The wound on his side reopens, as he wrestles with it. The guild members want to help as well, not willing to leave Makarov behind, but he tells them not to disobey his final order. As they all cry, Makarov, to himself, tells everyone to live on into the future.
As Makarov fights the Dragon, he is eventually thrown onto the ground by it. Thinking he is going to die, he finally feels like a parent. Just then, Natsu and all of the Fairy Tail members on the island come back and start attacking Acnologia themselves. As they attack, Laxus walks up to his grandfather, and asks him if he seriously thought they would retreat and leave him behind, as they were Makarov's guild after all. After Acnologia flies into the sky, all of the Fairy Tail members hold hand, as Acnologia destroys Tenrou Island with its Dragon Breath.
Makarov, along with the others, is rescued by Bisca, Alzack, Jet, Droy, Max, Warren and the Trimens from Blue Pegasus. He watches as Mavis Vermilion reveals that she was the one who saved them and then disappears. He, along with the other returning members, return to Fairy Tail and is welcomed back by Romeo.
During the party that follows, he states that he wishes Macao to remain master of Fairy Tail for a while (despite the fact he knows the other members would be disappointed). He is later seen speaking to Jura Neekis and asking about an unknown guild.
Later, Makarov goes to the Twilight Ogre Guild with Erza and Mirajane accompanying him to discuss the rent with the Twilight Ogre guild master, Banaboster. Banaboster is disrespectful towards Makarov, demanding money no matter the circumstances. However, Makarov, along with Erza and Mirajane, state that they would pay Twilight Ogre for everything they were owed, including all the misery, pain, and trouble they caused Fairy Tail during their 7 years of absence. They then proceed to beat the entire guild up.
Key of the Starry Sky arcEdit
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Grand Magic Games arcEdit
After some time, Makarov and Gildarts visit the old guild. Makarov leads Gildarts to a secret underground passage, where Makarov unseals a door to show Gildarts Fairy Tail's greatest secret: Lumen Histoire. Makarov says this is Fairy Tail's true nature, and he, like Gildarts, was at a loss for words when he first saw it. Makarov then reveals the reason he has shown Gildarts this is because he will be the next Fairy Tail master.
Later, as he announces that Gildarts will be the fifth Guild Master of Fairy Tail, he finds Mirajane in his place with a note from the ace of the guild, who states that he is not suitable for the position and is going traveling. However, he allows Laxus to return to the guild and nominates Makarov Dreyar as the sixth guild master of Fairy Tail, much to the latter's surprise, who angrily states he will never retire again.
Months later, after the Fairy Tail members train, Makarov chooses Team Natsu, and Wendy to represent Fairy Tail in the Grand Magic Games. He and the other members of Fairy Tail cheer on Team Fairy Tail after they pass the preliminaries and expresses his shock and anger for the preposterous entry of Raven Tail into the Grand Magic Games. When Fairy Tails' B Team enters, Mavis, who had come to watch the games, notices Makarov had allowed someone not of the guild to enter the Games under the guise of Mystogan, but she still allows him to participate.
As the first Event begins, Makarov laments on how Ivan's guild is purposely going after Gray only. It was then revealed how Makarov decided to form a Team Fairy Tail B. Though the potential members were not thrilled with the idea of a B team, Makarov made a deal with them, the team that loses has to do whatever the winning team wants for a day, which they agreed to.
After the end of Grand Magic Games' first day, all Fairy Tail members celebrate their defeat. Makarov announces that next day will be the start of Fairy Tail's victory, and will never give up until their guild will be no. 1 in Fiore. As Laxus and Ivan talk, Makarov is mentioned during their conversation. Laxus remembers the time he had a conversation with Makarov, asking if it was fine to leave Raven Tail be and take no actions. Makarov replied that it was fine as long as they do not have "that information". He also says that Ivan would not dare reveal this information to anyone else and also that Ivan did not do anything harmful to the guild these past 7 years and Makarov does not want to make things worse.
After Laxus had defeated Raven Tail, Ivan's illusion is dissipated and Makarov is dumbfounded to see the scene before him. Makarov, eyeing the scene, thinks that Ivan played a dirty hand. Following the incident, Wendy Marvell from Team Fairy Tail A and Chelia Blendy from Team Lamia Scale are chosen to fight the last battle of that day. A fierce battle between Mages that use different variations of a same Magic start, and gets tougher at every attack, with one of them blowing Makarov's mustache up to his face. At a point of the battle, a powerful spell of Chelia fails to hit Wendy, which Romeo mistakes as if Wendy has dodged the attack, but Makarov replies that Chelia actually missed the attack. Makarov keeps watching the match with tension, but it ends up as a draw, finishing the Games' third day.
At the end of the day, while the other guild members party, Makarov sits down with Laxus in the Crocus gardens. Laxus inquires about Lumen Histoire, adding how Ivan said it was their guild's darkness. Before Makarov can answer, Mavis arrives and objects to Ivan's words, saying it is the light of the guild. Makarov tries to stop her from saying any more. He then asks how Ivan was able to learn about Lumen Histoire and is told that Precht is most likely the one who told him; the latter comment from Mavis causes her to start breaking down and Makarov, clearly shocked, cries out for Laxus to comfort her.
The three later go to Ryuzetsu Land to let Mavis have some fun in the pool. As she plays around holding her breath underwater, Makarov smiles, happy at her happiness, and the three are spotted by Lucy, who questions why they are there. In the same evening, Natsu manages to blow the building sky high trying to melt some of Gray and Lyons ice, and Makarov cries alongside Mavis when he hears that Fairy Tail will be charged for all the repair costs. After the Naval Battle event on the fourth day, Makarov goes to the infirmary to check on Lucy -who was injured during the event- and is surprised to see both Fairy Tail teams present. He informs them that administrators ordered the teams to combine to balance out the uneven numbers in the tournament for the Tag Battle and the final day, since Team Raven Tail has been disqualified, and listens as the Mages discuss who to send out. Later, the tag battle between Team Quatro Puppy versus Team Blue Pegasus involving Bacchus and Rocker versus Ichiya and The Rabbit takes place. Makarov is seen in the audience shocked to see the identity of the Rabbit to be none other that Nichiya, the Exceed.
Afterwards, the battle between Team Sabertooth and Team Fairy Tail is announced: Natsu and Gajeel will be fighting Sting Eucliffe and Rogue Cheney. Makarov watches the Mages intently. He says towards Natsu and Gajeel that he won't have anything to say to them as long as they go all out on Sabertooth. As he watches them take down the Twin Dragons of Sabertooth, Makarov claims it's because of three months of training and unlocking their Second Origin that they were able to accomplish such a task. Makarov then shows surprise when Sting and Rogue begin to activate their Dragon Force. Makarov watches in shock when Sting's roar destroys the floor of the arena.
Despite receiving some heavy injuries, Natsu stands up once more and goes to take the Twin Dragons by himself. Seeing him fight and begin to gain the upper hand, Makarov watches stoically from the audience. However, when Sting and Rogue go to perform a Unison Raid, Makarov becomes shocked at the two's ability to perform such a technique. Upon Natsu's victory over the two, Team Fairy Tail is declared the winner. As the announcements for the fifth and final day are made, the other guild masters declare that they will defeat Fairy Tail, with Makarov responding by telling them to bring it on.
Later, Makarov hears that Lucy has been captured. He thinks that the palace is using Lucy as a hostage to prevent the Eclipse plan. When Natsu breaks out of his ropes, Makarov smashes him and tells him to cool down. He says that this is the King so they can't just act rashly, but they are not cowards either. So the next day, Makarov is seen watching as the guild cheers for the arrival of team Fairy Tail. He explains to Mavis that if they win, they might be able to get Lucy back legally. But if they don't, they have sent a search party to free Lucy. As the event of the final day begins, the members of the various teams scatter for the battles. However, Team Fairy Tail remains together in place with their eyes closed, much to Makarov's frustration. As the battles continue, Makarov asks why the team isn't moving, at which point Mavis explains her observations over the last several days and the strategy she prepared for the team, much to Makarov's shock.
Makarov's shocked expression continues as Mavis instructs the team with her strategy as they start facing opponents. Upon noticing the effectiveness of the strategy, Makarov recalls Mavis' nickname from the times she led her forces to victory in battle with her strategic ability, The Fairy Tactician. As Gray begins a battle against Rufus Lore, Makarov listens to Mavis as she explains that Rufus is key to Sabertooth's plans and that Gray needs to win. Makarov raises his hands and celebrates Gray's astonishing victory over the Memory-Make Mage, Rufus Lore. Afterwards Makarov disturbs the others who are watching the event when he reveals to them that he suddenly had an image of the pile of apology letters to write, to which he does not reveal the purpose for when asked. Lisanna then asks herself if Natsu and the others are doing okay, with Makarov's reply being that they can only wait and believe in them.
After a while, Mavis cries for her miscalculation, and Makarov tries to get someone to comfort her. Then with the battle between Erza, Kagura Mikazuchi and Minerva about to begin, Makarov waits for the battle to begin with the rest of Fairy Tail. As the fight goes on, Kagura starts to overpower Erza, which makes him worried. Shocked, he watches on as blood spurts when Kagura unsheathes her Archenemy. However, Makarov is happy when he sees that Erza was quickly able to block Kagura's attack with her own sword, and smiles on as the female knight stands to continue the fight.
When Erza then Requips into her hakama clothing and quickly slashes Kagura, Makarov mentally comments on how fast her attack was, and how he wasn't even able to follow it with his eyes. Later, during Gajeel's battle against Rogue, Makarov seems slightly troubled by Rogue's behavior as he takes the lead. When Laxus' battle against Orga and Jura begins, Makarov is left in dismay after Orga is taken out by one devastating attack from Jura believing this battle won't end well for his guild's team or his grandson.
Makarov, however, is surprised to see his grandson being able to match Jura's strength, cheerfully holding his fist out as he blushes at the battle's outcome: Laxus is victorious. Following Erza, Juvia and Gray's victories, Makarov is overjoyed to hear his guild is, once again, the number one guild in Fiore. Makarov faces the Mages in his guild as he holds out his arms, celebrating the recent victory.
With the Games over, Makarov joins a massive crowd of Mages as they are called to the center of Crocus by the King of Fiore, the man telling them of the incoming 10,000 Dragons that have been stated to attack Fiore on the seventh of July. Hearing this, Makarov stares on in great shock, but agrees alongside all of the other Mages present that he will fight to protect the Kingdom.
Preparations soon begin for the incoming attack, with Makarov stating that the Fairy Tail Guild Mages will remain the central park in order to protect it. Makarov and the rest of Fairy Tail are then confronted by the Dragon, Atlas Flame. Upon the Dragon's arrival, Makarov shouts to his Guild members to stand their ground, as Atlas then releases a Dragon's Roar, dispersing the members of Fairy Tail.
Leaping back from the attack, Makarov uses Titan and enlarges his body so that he stands above Atlas, punching the Dragon square in the face whilst declaring that he and his guild members are not just Mages, rather comrades connected as a family. Atlas though merely proceeds to burn Makarov's fist, the guild master jumping back in pain as his hand is scorched. Seeing him pull back, Atlas attacks again, stating that no matter what power they use, mere humans cannot defeat Dragons.
After the crisis has been overturned, Makarov joins the feast at Mercurius. He states that he never thought he'd ever be invited into the castle, with Yajima replying that living a long life has its benefits. When guilds starts arguing over Yukino, he expresses a desire for not letting her go without a fight. However, the quarrel is immediately stopped by Arcadios and when the King is about to arrive, Natsu appears instead, wearing the King's crown and clothes, leaving Makarov and everyone else in shock.
When Makarov and his Mages return back to Magnolia, the whole town celebrates their coming first in the Grand Magic Games. The mayor also congratulates the Mages and, much to Makarov's shock and compassion, the whole city contributed to the reconstruction of the Fairy Tail guild building to its former glory. Makarov cries tears of joy, saying that he loves his town.
Sun Village arcEdit
Some time after returning, the guild sees a great deal of requests asked of them due to their recent surge in popularity. As Makarov sits on the table, he is approached by Mirajane, who tells him they have an urgent job and hands him request poster. Makarov calls out to Natsu and Gray as the two are the ones being specifically requested. Continuing to read the request, Makarov tells Gray and Natsu that despite this inhibitions towards working together, they must do so again and they must not fail as their emergency request is from one of the Four Gods of Ishgar.
Upon the team's return from their mission, Makarov has a talk with Erza about her recent discoveries. Hearing that Minerva has joined a Dark Guild, Makarov asks about her father Jiemma, to which Erza states that his whereabouts are unknown. As he hears Laki and Kinana talk about the young and handsome Sting Eucliffe having become Sabertooth's new guild master, Makarov is left silent before breaking it by suggesting a report to the Magic Council. Soon after, Jet and Droy run into the building exclaiming that something terrible has happened, getting Makarov's attention.
Makarov and the guild are later sent into a panic when Laxus, Yajima and the Thunder God Tribe return from a mission having been attacked by Tempesta of Tartarus. The guild call Porlyusica to examine them, and a worried Makarov is informed that the group were attacked by Magic Barrier Particles, a form of poison that can easily cause death. Whilst none of the group seem to be at risk of such a fate, Laxus in particular is badly injured, and Porlyusica questions if they will be able to fully recover. Heading in to see the group, Makarov listens as Freed states the town they were in was saved by Laxus, whom he believes destroyed the Magic Barrier Particles before they spread. Unbeknownst to Freed, the particles actually spread anyway, causing the death of hundreds and rendering the town inhabitable; Makarov however lies to keep Freed happy, telling him that thanks to the group the town was saved. When he leaves the infirmary, Makarov finds the guild all questioning Tartarus and their appearance, with Natsu vowing to start a war with them for what they have done.
As Natsu throws a temper-tantrum over wanting to defeat Tartarus, he yells out that they need to defeat the Dark Guild as soon as possible. Despite agreeing with that statement, Makarov ponders over the fact that they do not have enough knowledge of their opponents. After confirming a plan to protect the remaining ex-Council members, Makarov raises his arm high to solidify their intentions of defeating Tartarus, in conjunction with a speech about how they have previously defeated the other corners of the Balam Alliance, how the pain of their allies drives them to defeat their opponents and how they will defeat their family's enemies.
Via Communications Lacrima, Makarov talks with Gray and Juvia about the fate of the Council member they were sent to protect, to which he is told by the pair that the man is dead and that the scene in which they found him is rather grizzly. Just then, Gajeel and Levy tell Makarov, also via Communications Lacrima, that Belno was assassinated in her home. Later, Makarov manages to patch through to Lucy, where he is informed that Michello is alive and well, as well as that Natsu was badly injured in his victorious fight over Jackal. Asking if they managed to weasel any information out of Michello, he is pointed in the direction of the man, where he hears the utterances "White Legacy" and "Face", the latter of which intrigues Makarov; Michello tells everyone that Face is one of the Council's weapons, and that they are arranged in order of lethality and priority. Extremely worried, Makarov shouts at Michello to tell him what Face truly is, exasperatedly adding on that the time to keep secrets isn't now. Michello finally caves and tells Makarov that Face is a Magic Pulse Bomb: a weapon designed to, when dropped, nullify all Magic across an entire continent, causing Makarov to shake in fear. It is then that the Fairy Tail Guild Master shouts for everyone to locate the address of the former Magic Council chairman, as he knows the identities of the three ex-Councilors that sealed Face with Organic Link Magic, though he is met with the reply that they have found him and dispatched Erza and Mirajane to his location.
With the Mages he sent out to protect the councilors now back at the guild, Makarov is informed by Lucy's group that they were unable to locate Natsu and the others. Questioning if there is a way for them to get the information on Tartarus' headquarters, Happy comes flying through a window revealing just that. Additionally, Makarov listens to Happy claim that the former chairman is nothing but a traitor. Makarov ponders deeply about the moving island, but hears Levy claim that she will draw out a map; the guild cheers her on. Just then, Elfman returns to the guild. Upon his return, he reveals that Lisanna has been captured and Yuri could not be rescued, silencing Makarov. After Levy announces that she has pinpointed Tartarus' base, Makarov and the rest of the guildmates praise her. However, just before the guild is caught in an explosion, Cana traps Makarov and the rest of her guildmates in her cards and has Happy, Carla and Pantherlily fly them to Cube. When they arrive, the guild is released and quickly spring into battle with Tatarus troops, Makarov playing his part to help drive them off. Seeing the wounded that Cana was forced to bring along all lying vulnerable out in the open, Makarov screams out to his guild, demanding to know if anyone has figured out a way into the headquarters. As he speaks, Erza suddenly bursts through the ground, having been in battle herself inside Cube and using a spear to create a large hole that the guild soon decide to use in order to breach the building.
Later, Warren is able to contact the guild with his Telepathy Magic, and Makarov learns from Happy about their encounter with Hades' spirit. Being told that the former master wanted him to 'release the light', Makarov realizes that he must be referring to the Lumen Histoire. Unwilling to believe this, he further questions Happy on what Hades had meant, only for the Exceed to reply that he doesn't know. Their communication is then interrupted by Mard Geer, who threatens their lives with a powerful Curse which results in the petrification of the entire guild.
After the Celestial Spirit King casts Galaxia Blade to dispel Alegria, all Fairy Tail Mages, including Makarov, are freed from its effects. Makarov then goes back to Magnolia, noting that what happened to the city is a horrible sight to see. He then thinks about the words left by the second Master to him.
Magic and AbilitiesEdit
Titan (巨人 Jiyaianto): Makarov’s signature Magic that makes up for his small size, Titan, as the name suggests, allows him to enlarge his body to gigantic proportions. Such enlarging power is immense, even allowing Makarov to grow himself to the size of Tenrou Island. Additionally, it can also be employed on selective parts of Makarov's body, elongating them and making it look like he possesses elastic properties of sort, coming in as a very versatile Magic. Titan’s effects can also be transferred to other people aside from Makarov himself, as shown when he could use it to grow Reedus Jonah's chest to the latter’s request, in order for his Pict Magic to work better. When he employs his complete Titan form, Makarov’s muscles bulge in size, with prominent veins becoming visible (though, when he first employed it, he instead gained a slender figure), and his mustache becomes wilder, pointing upwards. He’s also shown to emit light from his eyes, possibly a result of his Light Magic.
- Immense Strength: Makarov's physical prowess is enhanced exponentially while in this state, allowing him to partially destroy a large airship with a single punch, subsequently damaging it further by lifting a gigantic wave with a kick. He was also able to easily crush Natsu to the ground and punch him around, breaking down a tree in the process, with only his enlarged arms. Even when heavily injured, he managed to stop Acnologia's charge and hold the Dragon at bay.
- Immense Durability: Makarov’s great physical resistance is immensely increased while in his gigantic form, allowing him to take the blast from Grimoire Heart’s Jupiter cannon head on with only a moderate burn on his arm. He was also shown capable of enduring some of Acnologia’s attacks despite all of the grievous injuries he had sustained from battling Hades.
Maximum Defense Seal (最大防御魔法陣 Saidai Bōgyo Mahōjin): Makarov releases a lot of Magical seals, which float around him and seemingly inhibit another seal-based attack performed against him, acting as a defense. Makarov has also been known to perform hand gestures and create seals in the air while on the verge of being struck on other instances, using them to shield himself from incoming Magical attacks.
- Three Pillar Gods (三柱神Sanchūshin): Apparently a powerful defense spell, Makarov crosses his arms before him with the fists clenched. This prompts three ethereal pillars composed of dark seals to appear, two before Makarov, at his sides, and one behind him. This spell is strong enough to protect Makarov from the effects of Hades' Amaterasu Formula 100, which engulfed a large part of Tenrou Island in an explosion, with Fairy Tail's Master receiving only minor injuries; even Hades himself went on to praise Makarov for his use of such a spell.
Light Magic (光の魔法 Hikari no Mahō): A type of Elemental Magic which relies around the use of light. Makarov is known for being capable of manifesting his immense Magic Power in the form of light, as well as to use it to attack opponents. During his fight with Jose Porla, he was shown drawing ethereal spheres of light in the air, joined together by beams reminiscent of constellations, to perform unseen spells.
- Giant Wrath (巨人の逆鱗 Kyojin no Gekirin): Makarov exudes a constant surge of destructive light energy that surrounds him, which shakes the surrounding environment and destroys everything within the vicinity. Used when Makarov goes to find Jose Porla, during Fairy Tail's raid on Phantom Lord.
- Light Blast: In the manga, it is unknown how this spell is initiated, but when casted, it takes the form of a long beam of sparking light, capable of easily piercing through an opponent. In the anime, Makarov is shown to put his hands on a triangle pattern. In the hollow part between his fingers a small sphere of light is formed, from which a beam is generated and fired towards the target, appearing much larger than its manga counterpart, and possessing unknown effects. The pyramid he forms with his fingers in the anime is highly reminiscent of a gesture he employs in the manga to clash with Jose Porla's Dead Wave. (Unnamed)
- Rain of Light: Makarov creates his Magic Seal in front of himself, from which multiples light blasts are generated and sent flying at his opponents. (Unnamed)
Fairy Law (妖精の法律, フェアリーロウ, Fearī Rō): One of the three legendary spells exclusive to Fairy Tail, Fairy Law is described as Makarov's most powerful Magic: when activated, a bright light envelops a wide aura around him and inflicts heavy damage on whoever he perceives from his heart as an enemy, leaving friends and bystanders completely unharmed. Makarov's mastery over such spell is so great that he defeated Jose Porla, Phantom Lord's Guild Master and a fellow Wizard Saint, in a single blow.
Fire Magic (火の魔法 Hi no Mahō): Makarov is able to use this type of Magic, generating fire around his hand to burn some documents he received from the Magic Council, subsequently throwing the burning sheets at Natsu, who ate them.
Wind Magic (風魔法 Kaze Mahō): Makarov has been said to possess Wind Magic, a form of Magic which, as the name implies, allows the user to generate, manipulate and control wind. It's as of yet unknown, however, which spells he's capable of using.
Ice Magic: Makarov is known for being capable of employing different types of Magic, among which is Ice Magic. Due to him not having used it openly, however, it's as of yet unknown whether this is a form of Ice-Make or not.
Dispelling Magic: Makarov has been shown capable of dispelling certain and advanced spells with relative ease such as shown dispelling Macao's Transformation and Alive in a Dark Mages' village.
Flight: Makarov has shown capable of flight or rather levitating in the air such as shown during his battle with Jose Porla who also possess the same ability.
Master Sensor: Makarov possesses great skill in sensing and discerning the nature of Magic power. He could read through Macao's attempt to impersonate Natsu without effort, while all of the other members were fooled by his Transformation. He was also able to find out about Grimoire Heart's presence near Tenrou Island before the Dark Guild managed to land, sensing the Magic Power of its members from far away.
Master Acrobatic Skills: During his first appearance, Makarov was shown performing an astonishing acrobatic feat, jumping from Fairy Tail's first floor to the balustrade above him with a series of fast somersaults, covering several meters of flight in midair (despite the maneuver failing in the end, with Fairy Tail Master hitting the bannister in a comedic way, but nonetheless managing to remain on the second floor) and demonstrating at the same time a considerable lower body strength and great acrobatic prowess, with the entire feat made greater by his small build.
Immense Durability: In spite of his advanced age and small build, Makarov has proven himself to be considerably durable: despite all the damage dealt to him by Hades during their battle and his own critical state of health, he was still able to speak freely and even help Natsu in combat against Zancrow, enduring the black fire from the latter's Flame God Slayer Magic burning his arm, a feat which was noted by the member of the Seven Kin himself.
Immense Magic Power: Makarov is known for possessing a monstrous amount of Magic Power. By manifesting it in the form of light, something which is known as Giant Wrath, he can destroy the area around him and make it shake prominently. Most notably, a battle between him and his fellow Wizard Saint Jose Porla was described as capable of causing extraordinary natural occurrences, and their real clash did actually alter the surrounding environment in a wide radius: clouds focused around the place of their confrontation, lightning was produced, and high waves were raised.
Main article: Laxus Dreyar
Laxus is Makarov's grandson. In his childhood, Laxus used to greatly look up to him, seeing him as the "greatest Master ever", and being eager to join Fairy Tail. Things gradually changed as Laxus came to believe that all the praise he received was due to him being Makarov's grandson, something which made him eager to prove his own worth; the excommunication of his father Ivan at Makarov's hands was another blow to him, further damaging his affection for the grandfather he used to look up to. Laxus was stated to be likely to succeed Makarov in leading Fairy Tail, but rumors had it that Makarov himself was waiting for him to change his attitude, which had gotten overbearing, for him to be entrusted with the guild's leadership. As of X784, Laxus was willing to try and dethrone Makarov of his title in order to take his place through force, believing that his grandfather had made Fairy Tail into a weak guild looked down on by people. In such instance, while on a killing spree during his battle with Natsu Dragneel and Gajeel Redfox, Laxus was even shown to be untouched by the prospect of Makarov's death, stating that it would have only increased his chances to take the guild's lead.
Despite this attitude, Laxus was shown to indeed care for Makarov: following the failure of his attempt to take over Fairy Tail, Laxus visited his grandfather, who decided to excommunicate him for what he had done. Laxus reacted serenely, thanking Makarov for everything he had done for him and wishing his grandfather the best as he left, with Makarov shedding tears for having had to excommunicate his grandson. During the following Fantasia parade, Makarov bid farewell to Laxus with a gesture Laxus himself greeted him with in his younger years, at the same time having the rest of the guild do the same; something which was meant to show the exiled S-Class Mage that, even though he was no longer a member of Fairy Tail, his comrades would always have watched over him. Laxus was shown to be deeply moved by this, shedding tears as he left. While Laxus was excommunicated, Makarov kept watch on him, protecting him from his father Ivan, who claimed he wanted to extract the Dragon Lacrima he had implanted in him in the past.
During the S-Class Mage Promotion Trial held on Tenrou Island, following the attack of the Dark Guild Grimoire Heart, Makarov was shown sending Laxus his Magic Power from afar as he was defeated by Grimoire Heart's Master Hades, claiming to be entrusting his will to his grandson.
Later on, Laxus appeared to protect Team Natsu from Hades, whom he recognized as Makarov's enemy, thus brutally assaulting him. As Laxus joined his comrades again as an exiled Mage, Makarov tried to act strictly towards him, but was indirectly noted to actually be happy about Laxus' return, and willing to admit him back.
When Acnologia attacked the island and Makarov claimed he would remain behind to let the others escape, Laxus was shown respecting the Master's orders, pulling Natsu Dragneel, who was eager to fight, away, while at the same time shedding a tear for his grandfather. After the guild members resolved to return back to fight alongside their Master, and as the Dragon readied to blast Tenrou Island away with its roar, Laxus held his right hand out at Makarov, with the man gladly accepting it.
Ultimately readmitting Laxus to Fairy Tail in Makarov's place was Gildarts Clive, who did so during his brief time as Master, much to Makarov's apparent annoyance, but seemingly to his hidden joy.
Main article: Mirajane Strauss
Makarov and Mirajane are on very good terms. Mirajane is often shown to act like an aide of sort to Makarov, staying by his side and explaining things to their fellow guildmates on his behalf, as well as informing him of the recent happenings in the guild when he's away and scolding him when Makarov is overwhelmed by his attraction for young women; Mirajane herself isn't spared from the old man's desires, as shown from him priding himself with some fellow Guild Masters on having someone beautiful as Mirajane in Fairy Tail and enthusiastically rejoicing in seeing Mirajane and her fellow model Jenny Realight posing in swimsuits during their battle in the Grand Magic Games. The man is shown to respect Mirajane's known skills, making her part of the second team competing in the Games for Fairy Tail.
Main article: Porlyusica
Porlyusica was Makarov's teammate during their time as young Mages of Fairy Tail.
Somehow, Porlyusica came from Edolas, where she was known as Grandeeney, to Earth Land. Makarov found her and helped her, which made Porlyusica decides to stay in the new world, indicating that she developed a great friendship with him, as Porlyusica usually hates human beings. She joined Fairy Tail, and formed a team with Makarov, Goldmine, Yajima, Bob and Rob.
Porlyusica later moved to a house in a forest, where she lived without the interference of humans. Despite that, she still cares for the Guild, mostly Makarov, that recognizes her abilities and was helped by her several times. In one of these occasions, he was drained of his Magic Power by Phantom Lord's Aria, and was brought to Porlyusica's House to be treated. Despite his seemingly serious state, Porlyusica still called him a fool, indicating that she was sure that he would recover. This didn't occur during the events of Fighting Festival arc: She came herself to Fairy Tail to cure an ill Makarov, but when she saw how critical his state was, she began to cry and beg Levy McGarden to tell Laxus Dreyar to stop what he was doing.
Some time ago, Makarov trusted Porlyusica to cure the eye of a young Erza Scarlet. Before doing it, Porlyusica made Makarov promise to don't use it to approach Erza when she's older, acting like a wife to her husband. This affective relationship between the two has been noticed by several people, prompting them to say that they're a former couple, despite of Porlyusica's negation.
Main article: Mavis Vermilion
Makarov holds a deep respect for the founding master of Fairy Tail, and highly regards her opinion and ideas.
When the members of Grimoire Heart and Zeref appear and attack Tenrou Island, Mavis' resting place, Makarov immediately feels ashamed for "inviting the enemy", and fears that he has disappointed the deceased master. He vows to take full responsibility for her holy ground being trampled on, and asks for her forgiveness. He seems prepared to do anything to protect Mavis' island and his guild members from the intruders, and even risks his life taking on the entirety of the Grimoire Heart airship alone.
Makarov honors Mavis' spirit, seen through his anger at those who dare to step on her island without the Fairy Tail mark. He even yells at Laxus, who despite returning to aid the other members in battle, came to the island after being excommunicated.
Despite her being deceased, Makarov holds great faith in the spirit of the first master, asking her to watch over the members of the guild. Upon finding out that himself and the other members had in fact been protected from Acnologia's roar by Mavis' casting of Fairy Sphere, Makarov sheds tears of joy and graciously thanks her, awed that she has appeared to aid them.
When Mavis appears again outside Tenrou Island at the Grand Magic Games, Makarov is seen shocked at her sudden appearance, as well as the fact that she has moved from her resting place. After Mavis detects that the so-called "Mystogan" in Team Fairy Tail B is not a member of the guild, she grows irritated with Makarov, who desperately tries to apologize and get back on her good side by highlighting Jellal's strength and capabilities. As the two watch the Games, Makarov listens to Mavis' thoughts on the different guilds and matches, as well as tries to cheer her up when Mavis seems disgruntled by Fairy Tail's standing within the tournament.
Main article: Ivan Dreyar
Makarov seems to hold a deep hatred for Ivan for actions Ivan did against the Fairy Tail guild and it's members in the past. He excommunicated his own son, and upon finding out from Laxus that Ivan has created his own guild, Makarov grows panicked and demands that Laxus tell him where Ivan is, stating that Ivan left the guild with dangerous information that has the ability to destroy them.
Makarov seems desperate to locate Ivan, even to the point of asking Gajeel, a person he has just accepted into the guild, to infiltrate Ivan's guild Raven Tail and spy on them, despite knowing the dangerous task he was asking Gajeel to undertake.
When he learns that Ivan's guild has been allowed to enter the Grand Magic Games as a legal guild, Makarov immediately expresses his anger, knowing that Ivan has fooled everyone onto believing his guild is legal, and that the only reason he has entered the competition is to mess with him. When Ivan's guild members step forward to participate in events, Makarov is seen booing them and urging the other teams to get the members of Ivan's guild.
Main article: Goldmine
Main article: Bob
Bob was Makarov's teammate during their time as young Mages of Fairy Tail. Despite some opposite preferences, they probably got along very well during their youth.
Some time later, Bob left the Guild to form his own, Blue Pegasus, composed basically of pretty women and men. As Makarov also became a Guild Master, they continued to keep a good relationship, usually joking around about aspects of its Guilds. They also share the same perspective that comrades should be respected and valued.
Main article: Hades
Precht was the Guild Master of Faiy Tail during Makarov's youth. In that time, Precht always admired Makarov's love for his comrades, choosing him to be next Master. Makarov admired Precht too, learning a lot from him, including the virtue of friendship despite all the things.
Precht, however, in a will to discover the truth about the world, fell into the darkness to reach the Ultimate Magic World. Under the name of Hades, he formed a Dark Guild with this intent, Grimoire Heart, and the last step was to found and awake Zeref, that was living in Tenrou Island.
There he found Makarov once again, shocking the pupil. Makarov still holding the respect he had for his Master, tried to avoid fighting him, unsuccessfully. Unable to understand why the man that he admired so much fell into the darkness, Makarov was almost killed by Hades.
The war between Fairy Tail and Grimoire Heart ended with Hades' defeat. Makarov talked to him once again, reminding him about the lessons that he gave while his Master. Disappointed, Makarov leaves Hades, breaking the bond between the Second and Third Masters.
Main article: Yajima
Makarov and Yajima have been close friends for a long time, both being members of Fairy Tail and on the same team -alongside Bob, Porlyusica, Goldmine and Rob- when they were in their youth. Despite Yajima eventually leaving Fairy Tail and obtaining a position on the Magic Council, the two are still shown to be close friends, and Yajima graciously stands up for Makarov's guild in the Council's meetings, despite Fairy Tail being berated by the other members.
Yajima and Makarov look out for each other, and worry about each other's health, especially Yajima, who fears that Makarov is pushing himself too much in his old age, and advises him to pull back a little. He also tries to look after Makarov's guild as much as he can, warning Gray and Natsu that he is no longer on the Council and therefore can't act as their defense any more.
When Makarov's guild enters the Grand Magic Games, Yajima is a commentator for the events, and warmly welcomes them back, stating he is glad at their appearance and offering them his congratulations. Upon seeing Makarov's team be cheated in the first battle of the day, Yajima wears a look of anger and hatred.
Appearances in Other MediaEdit
Fairy Academy: Yankee-kun and Yankee-ChanEdit
After school one day, Makarov talks with Macao, telling him he knows a great bar, which prompts Lucy to ask if they are really high school students.
Makarov is approached by a few kids who wish to work at his company, but Makarov informs them that Fairy Tail is not a company. Inside the guild, Macao asks Makarov to retreive a balloon which floated to the ceiling. Makarov uses Titan to retrieve it, shocking the new comers. Izumi then asks how he can stretch his body like that and Makarov decides to teach him. Later, Makarov asks all non Magic users to leave the guild, so Izumi decides to show off his new found Magic, growing to many times his size.
Natsu and the Dragon EggEdit
Natsu, having found a egg he believes to be a dragon egg, asks Makarov if he can hatch it. Makarov however replies that there is no Magic which can make an egg hatch as life is a force born of love. Natsu however, does not understand, leading Makarov to believe he is too young. Later, as everyone begins to get into a fight, Wakaba states that he thinks there is something wrong with that generation, but Makarov says they only fight because they accept each other and that everything is fine. Makarov then watches with the others as Happy hatches from his egg.
Welcome to the Fairy FountainEdit
Makarov decides that he is going to open the swimming pool to the public once a week and asks the members of the guild to create attractions. He asks Lucy to spend the day testing each out, which she is hesitant about. Makarov then leads Lucy to each attraction, announcing the name before Lucy is forced to try them out. After they go through each attraction, Lucy tells Makarov that he can't let people in those attractions as there will be fatalities. Makarov is saddened by this, but Max comes up with a new way of earning cash, selling photos of Lucy in a bikini.
Out one day with the guild, Makarov cheerily enjoys watching the cherry blossom trees. Later, after Natsu uproots the rainbow cherry blossom tree, Makarov storms into the guild in a rage, asking who uprooted the tree and saying the mayor is very angry.
Happy in BootsEdit
Makarov, king of the kingdom, is presented with many gifts from Happy as the cat tries to win the favor of the princess.
Fairies' Penalty GameEdit
Makarov decides he will address the elephant in the room of if Fairy Tail A or B is better. In doing so, he sets up a rock, paper scissors game in which the loser will have to be the servants of the winners for a day.
Welcome Back, FroschEdit
As Sabertooth talks about their guild being the only one with an indoor pool, Makarov sneezes (as his guild is having a party in their indoor pool as well), which warrants him Mirajane's attention.
Welcome to Fairy Hills!!Edit
Makarov tries out the pool the male Fairy Tail Mages have recently cleaned. However, unbeknownst to him, his Mages found his secret peeping room and, by using the glass inside it, they see him swimming. That causes him to panic, and lose his swimsuit as he tries to distance himself from his Mages' eyes. Much to Makarov's embarrassment, he is seen naked by Natsu, Gajeel and Gray, whose reactions cause the pool facilities to be destroyed. Mirajane scolds Makarov for his actions, and he apologizes.
Fairy Academy - Yankee-kun and Yankee-chanEdit
Makarov is a student of Fairy Academy. During lunch time, Makarov has his lunch along with Macao and Wakaba. When he wishes that he had some alcohol to accompany his lunch with, Makarov tells him that the headmaster would expel him. He then watches the fight between Gray and Natsu, saying that it's idiotic. After school ends, Makarov, Cana, Macao and Wakaba decide to go have a drink together, which makes Lucy wonder how old the four of them really are. The next day, Makarov is found pinned on a tree, along with Wakaba and Macao, after being beaten by Gajeel's gang and serves as an invitation to a fight between Fairy and Courage Academy.
Makarov is the first one to discover Lucy when she returns to the past, calling her "Bunny-chan". He is later the one to discover the Memory Days Book and bring it to the guild's storage in the first place.
The Exciting Ryuzetsu LandEdit
On the evening of the third day of the Grand Magic Games, Makarov heads for Ryuzetsu Land, a water theme park, along with Mavis and Laxus. There, he babysits Mavis as she plays around, along with his grandson. When Lucy and Erza run into them, since various Mages participating in the tournament also had the same idea to visit the park, Makarov explains the situation to them. When Mavis suggests they warm up first, Makarov immediately agrees with her, urging Laxus to join as well, who is also followed by Freed and Bickslow. When the combined efforts of Natsu, Gray and Lyon Vastia end up destroying the theme park and as a result Fairy Tail ends up in debt once again, Makarov and Mavis both burst into tears.
Sunday VS Magazine: Shuuketsu! Choujou Daikessen!Edit
Fairy Tail Gekitou! Madoushi KessenEdit
- Main: Thunder (いかずち Ikazuchi)
- Sub 1: Thunder Ball (いかずちだま Ikazuchidama)
- Sub 2: Titan (巨人 Jiyaianto)
- Sub 3: Fairy Fist (妖精の拳骨 Yōsei no Genkotsu)
- Super: Fairy Law (妖精の法律 Fearī Rō)
Fairy Tail Gekitotsu! Kardia DaiseidouEdit
- Main: Thunder (いかずち Ikazuchi)
- Sub 1: Thunder Ball (いかずちだま Ikazuchidama)
- Sub 2: Titan (巨人 Jiyaianto)
- Sub 3: Fairy Fist (妖精の拳骨 Yōsei no Genkotsu)
- Super: Fairy Law (妖精の法律 Fearī Rō)
- Hiro Mashima gave him the name 'Makarov' because he wanted his name to sound Russian.
- In the anime, Makarov's Magical seal has a design almost identical to the Fairy Tail Guild's insignia in the center.
- When he's asked by the reporter from Weekly Sorcerer about the guild's ambition, he states that it is to let love and justice fill in people's minds, though Lucy noted it was clearly a lie.
- Makarov was ranked second in Meredy's Most Important Persons to Kill list.
- (To Fairy Tail) "Do whatever you think is right! That's the way of the Fairy Tail Mages!"
- (To Nab Lasaro) "No one can decide what someone else should do with their life."
- (To Gajeel Redfox) "There are people in this world that enjoy being alone, but there isn't a single person who can bear solitude."
- (To Natsu and Lisanna) "In this world, there is no magic that defames life. Life is given birth from love, and no magic can change that"
- (To Hades) "It doesn't matter if you say the true origin of Magic is "Darkness", It doesn't matter if you say it's "Light" either. Magic is alive. Its place changes over time and it grows along with us. Magic is anything you can think of. It can be felt in infinite ways... as light, as darkness, as red, or as blue and it is living freely, together along side Fairy Tail. All of this I learned from you."
- (To himself about his guild members) "Soon, the time for you to understand these things will come... that tears themselves are empty. Will you be sad because someone got killed? Will sadness kill a person? The answer lies in each of your hearts. My damn brats, full of pride. Live on! To the future!"
- (To Acnologia) "I don't know what it is you're after, but... I won't let you pass any further ahead! Because behind me are all my little brats!"
- (To Banaboster) "7 years worth... of tears cried from the pain felt by these children... Hey, child. Here's what we owe to war."
- (To Fairy Tail) "Our comrades were mortally wounded, their pain amounts to our own, the blood they bleed is our own, this pain, this suffering will fuel our fighting spirit to take down our enemies! We are not justice, we move by our own wills! "
Battles & EventsEdit
|Guild Master of Fairy Tail|
|Preceded by||Years||Succeeded by|
|← Precht Gaebolg||X736 - X784||Macao Conbolt →|
|Guild Master of Fairy Tail|
|Preceded by||Years||Succeeded by|
|← Gildarts Clive||X791 - Current||Incumbent →|
|Members||Jura Neekis • Makarov Dreyar • Warrod Sequen|
|Former Members||Jellal Fernandes • Jose Porla|