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Michello
Michello
Kanji

ミケロ

Rōmaji

Mikero

Characteristics
Race

Human

Gender

Male Male

Hair Color

Brown

Eye Color

Black

Professional Status
Previous Affiliation

Magic Council Symbol Magic Council

Previous Occupation

Magic Council Member

Personal Status
Status

Active

Relative(s)

Michelia (granddaughter)

Magic
Magic

Thought Projection

Debuts
Manga Debut

Chapter 1

Anime Debut

Episode 2

Portrayal
Japanese Voice

Fujii Yukiyo

English Voice

Sonny Strait

Image Gallery

Michello (ミケロ Mikero) is a former member of the Magic Council,[1] where he had occupied the third seat.[2]

AppearanceEdit

Michello is a short, old man with oddly flat brown hair, which tapers to a point in three places: on both sides of his face and in the center of his forehead. He also has tufts of hair on either side of his head that resemble ears (though they are most likely not functional, as he has a set of regular ears as well) and what appears to be a light-yellow tail growing out of his backside; these two attributes give him a strong cat-like appearance. Other distinguishing facial features are his bristle-edged mustache, along with tiny, dark-colored eyes and eyebrows that resemble musical notes.[3][4]

When he was still a member of the Magic Council, Michello's attire was a light-colored robe that bore stripe-like markings on both sleeves, down his sides, and on his back.[2][5] Seven years later, after his removal from the Council, he wears a light-colored shirt, but has covered this with a dark-colored vest, which he leaves open in the front. He retains the stripe-like markings on either sleeve and on his sides, and wears dark-colored pants held up at his waist by a cord tied into a bow, complete with light-colored slippers.[3] In either appearance, Michello also possesses a wooden cane, which he is almost always shown leaning on.[2][3]

PersonalityEdit

Michello is a strict and disciplined individual, which leaves him constantly frustrated at Fairy Tail's reckless actions.[6][7] He is not afraid to make sacrifices for the greater good, explaining to Org that if firing Etherion helped them prevent Zeref's resurrection, a few deaths were paltry in comparison.[8]

Underneath all of this, however, Michello is an extremely selfish and distrusting individual. He immediately assumed that Fairy Tail was using him to lure Tartarus out of hiding, when in reality they were trying to protect him from their assassins.[3] He also holds his own life in higher regard then anything else, immediately abandoning even his own granddaughter when it seemed that Jackal had defeated Natsu,[9] and even willing to let a pregnant women die, simply because of his former status as a member of the Magic Council.[10]

HistoryEdit

At some point, Michello became a member of the Magic Council, where he would occupy the third seat.[2]

SynopsisEdit

Macao arcEdit

Michello is present at a Magic Council meeting, quickly scolding Ultear Milkovich to stop playing with her orb. The meeting then begins, with the issue of Fairy Tail being addressed.[11]

Lullaby arcEdit

Belno at Erza trial

Michello during Erza's trial

The Magic Council has another meeting after Lullaby is defeated and captured by Fairy Tail. Michello is silent when Siegrain and Ultear remind the council that Fairy Tail ended up saving the day. Siegrain then angers Org and Michello when he points out that council members would've been fired if the Legal Guild Masters had died, and that they should appreciate Fairy Tail's assistance more.[12]

Michello is present when Erza Scarlet is brought before the council.[13] He is shocked when Natsu Dragneel storms into the meeting disguised as Erza.[14]

Phantom Lord arcEdit

Council Member watching Makarov sleeping

Michello's reaction to Makarov sleeping during his trial

After the guild war involving Fairy Tail and Phantom Lord, Michello, along with Org, bring forward a request to disband Fairy Tail.[2]

During Makarov's hearing after the war with Phantom Lord, the old Guild Master falls asleep. This disrespectful action infuriates Michello and several other council members, except for Siegrain and Ultear.[15]

Tower of Heaven arcEdit

Michello is once again present for one of the Magic Council's meetings, the topic this time concerning the remnant of the R-System, the Tower of Heaven. Org is surprised there are any towers left after the Council ordered them to stop being made over eight years ago. When Siegrain elaborates that this isn't just the R-System, but rather the Tower of Heaven, Michello muses over how the latter title is another name for the former. He and the other councilors are then told by Leiji that the tower is under the control of a man named Jellal, which surprises them.[16]

Magic Council's reaction to Etherion

Michello's reaction when Siegrain mentioned Etherion

When using a small army to destroy the tower is suggested, Siegrain grows angry and calls the council weaklings, greatly upsetting Michello and the other councilors. When the young council member claims the only way to destroy the tower is to use Etherion, his proposal shocks Michello, as well as the rest of the council, who decide to put the issue up to vote.[17]

Magic Council surprised

Michello and the others shocked at the mention of Zeref

The voting continues until only one more is needed to fire Etherion. Desperate for them to use it to destroy the Tower of Heaven, Siegrain reveals to the council that the man in charge of the construct is somebody well known to him, and that he is planning to resurrect the feared Black Mage, Zeref. This shocks the council and they demand to know everything that Siegrain does.[18] Eventually Michello and the rest of the council, except for Yajima, vote for Etherion's use.[19]

Michello then prays with the rest of the council to activate the powerful Magic Weapon.[20] After it is fired, Michello reminds Org that preventing the return of Zeref is well worth a few people's lives.[8] However, firing the Etherion blast turned out to be exactly what Jellal had wanted, transforming the Tower of Heaven into a new form made of Lacrima.[21] After Siegrain's true identity is revealed, Michello and the other council members are forced to flee the building when it starts to collapse due to Ultear's Arc of Time Magic.[22]

After these events the Magic Council is reformed.[23] Michello is not part of the new council.[24]

Tartarus arcEdit

Michello ponders

Michello ponders Tartarus' objective

Michello opens the door to his house when Fairy Tail Mages Lucy Heartfilia, Natsu Dragneel, Wendy Marvell, Happy, and Carla arrive and inform him that they shall act as his personal bodyguards due to the recent assault on the Magic Council. Michello, however, denies their protection and questions their knowledge of his location. Before receiving an answer, Happy walks up to him and calls him a cat, infuriating the senior. He further continues to state Fairy Tail's faults, and even wonders if they are using him as bait; Carla states otherwise, as he will be targeted regardless of their presence. Michello begins to shout that he is leaving, and orders them not to follow him. Just then, Michelia, his granddaughter, enters with drinks for the Fairy Tail Mages as she tells her grandfather that he is being rude. Lucy questions if he knows Tartarus' motives for attacking the councilors, leading Michello to utter several words before being interrupted by Natsu, who tells everyone to get down. Suddenly, a hefty explosion destroys Michello's home. Michello stays close to Michelia as Jackal from Tartarus reveals himself and confronts Natsu.[25]

Michello tries to leave

Michello tries to escape

Michello can only watch from behind Natsu as he complains about the destruction of his house. Quickly picking himself up, he walks towards Lucy as the Mage informs him that he's the one they're after, advising him to leave the area along with them. Albeit, before he can do so, Jackal creates a massive explosion that encompasses the entire town. As Natsu fights the Demon, Michello comments on the force of the battle, and admits that although it's his first time witnessing a Fairy Tail Mage's fight up close, he is left flabbergasted by their power. As the battle rages on and Michello watches Natsu's domination over the Demon, he ponders to himself that if their aim happened to be "Face" it would mean a catastrophe awaits humanity; questioning their knowledge on said term as only a few among the council know of its existence. Abruptly, he tells Fairy Tail that he will leave Jackal's disposition in their capable hands, as he needs to confirm the safety of the former councilors. However, Natsu stops him before he can take another step, asking him to reveal whatever he knows to them. Michello refuses to admit anything, leading Jackal to rise and state that he will die horribly if he does not confess. The former councilor solely tells Natsu to finish him off, but before he can do so Jackal reveals that his Curse will turn whatever touches his body into a bomb. Vividly shaking after Natsu's body blows up, Michello claims that his time has come to an end; Jackal threatens to kill his granddaughter and spare him if he reveals what he knows.[26]

Michello screams out of fear

Michello screams out of fear

In tears, Michello immediately turns around and scurries away; though he is chased by Jackal, his pursuer is momentarily held up by Lucy and Wendy.[9] Reaching the main village of the town, Michello yells out for people to help him as he is going to be killed. Seeing a nearby man, he goes up to him and demands that he hide him because he is being hunted down, and when the man states that he doesn't particularly care, Michello screams that as a former member of the Magic Council who protected the lives of citizens, it is his turn to protect him now; Jackal arrives and reveals his presence, greatly alarming Michello. Falling to his knees, Michello screams that he had nothing to do with "it" and that he merely wanted to spend the rest of his days with his granddaughter (as he moves towards, and jumps into, a nearby river), something which Jackal pokes fun at, as the man is leaving behind the granddaughter he apparently loves to save his own skin.[27]

Michello caught in Bomb Orb

Michello caught by Jackal

Michello's watery escape attempt is quickly thwarted, however, as Jackal creates an explosive sphere around Michello and lifts him up into the air. Side-by-side a pregnant woman who is sharing the same fate as him, their fates are left in the hands of a nearby Lucy, who is only allowed to choose one of them to live. Hearing this, Michello pounds against the orb in fear and demands that Lucy save him; with eyes bulging out of sheer terror, he also shouts that his time as a Magic Council member puts his life on a completely different scale from the pregnant woman's own. With time running out and Lucy unable to make a decision, Michello screams at Lucy and chastises her for her hesitance in such a matter, claiming that he has more to offer to the world and that she shouldn't even need to think twice about saving him. At that moment, however, Natsu returns and surprise attacks Jackal, something which frees both him and the pregnant woman. Sweating profusely, Michello expresses his joy at the fact that he managed to "pull through", but is swiftly knocked out by a punch to the head, courtesy of Natsu, who claims that he was angering him.[28] A short while later, during Natsu's fierce battle with Jackal, Michello is thrown about by the shockwaves created by the Dark Mage's explosions.[29]

Michello scared of Face

Michello scared of Tartarus acquiring Face

Now awake due to the throwing around he endured during Natsu's battle with Jackal, Michello, now disheveled in appearance and profusely sweating, sits, propped up against a broken wall, and mutters the words "White Legacy" and "Face", adding that he knows nothing about either, peaking a Lacrima-viewing Makarov's interest. Hearing his curiosity, Michello answers by stating that Face is one of the Council's weapons, and exasperatedly mentions that their weapons are managed in order of lethality and priority, explaining that Etherion, which has the power to wipe out an entire country, requires the standing approval of nine Council members and the firing codes of ten senior officials. He is then asked by Makarov about what Face truly is, and after being screamed at that the current time isn't the time to keep secrets, Michello reluctantly informs them all that Face is a Magic Pulse Bomb that, once dropped, will nullify all Magic across the entire continent. Natsu then grabs the shivering man and screams for him to tell him the location of Face, causing him to flinch out of fear, but Michello states that under the watchful eye of the former Magic Council Chairman, three ex-members sealed Face with Organic Link Magic and that only that specific man knows their identities.[30] Michello is later vigorously shaken by a panicking Natsu and is asked where the ex-Chairman's house is; Michello, not knowing what to say, merely stutters and shakes out of fear.[31]

Magic and AbilitiesEdit

Thought Projection (思念体 Shinentai): Michello is capable of creating a Thought Projection of himself, which he uses to attend trials of Mages in the court room without ever having to be there in person.[32]

QuotesEdit

  • (To Org) "We have prevented the return of Zeref. If a few were sacrificed, then it was with good cause."[8]
  • (To a villager) "I used to be a Magic Councillor! I've been protecting your lives all this time! Now it's your turn to protect me!"[33]
  • (To Lucy Heartfilia about being rescued over the pregnant women) "Save me! Me! Which of us is more useful to this world? You don't even have to think about it!"[34]

Battles & EventsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 359, Page 17
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 69, Page 5
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 359, Pages 17-18
  4. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 30
  5. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 78, Page 4
  6. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 22, Pages 3-4
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 69, Page 2
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 94, Page 5
  9. 9.0 9.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 361, Page 2
  10. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 361, Pages 14-15
  11. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 1, Pages 1-2
  12. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 22, Pages 2-4
  13. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 23, Page 10
  14. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 23, Pages 15-18
  15. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 69, Pages 2-3
  16. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 78, Pages 2-5
  17. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 79, Pages 7-9
  18. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 88, Pages 6-9
  19. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 88, Page 19
  20. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 93, Page 12
  21. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 94, Page 12
  22. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 95, Pages 2-4
  23. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 131, Page 6
  24. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 200, Pages 11-13
  25. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 359, Pages 17-23
  26. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 360, Pages 2-20
  27. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 361, Pages 9-10
  28. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 361, Pages 12-18
  29. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 362, Page 9
  30. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 363, Pages 13-17
  31. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 364, Page 25
  32. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 23, Page 7
  33. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 361, Page 9
  34. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 361, Page 15

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