Salamander (サラマンダー Saramandā)
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Igneel (Foster Father)
Sealed Flame Blade (former)
Natsu is a lean, muscular young man of average height with a slightly tan skin tone, black eyes, and spiky pink-colored hair. Natsu has a scar on the right side of his neck, hidden by his scarf. His red Guild mark is located just below his right shoulder.
Natsu’s main outfit consists of a sleeveless, gold trimmed, black waistcoat, often left open and untucked, exposing his bare chest, white knee-length trousers, a thick black wristband on his left wrist, black open-toed sandals and the scale-patterned scarf he received from his adoptive father, Igneel. He has also been known to wear a rolled up comforter strapped across his back, though he rarely carries it in battle. In the year X791, Natsu’s attire receives minor changes. He now wears an open-collared, one-sleeved version of his original waistcoat, which is instead tucked in and zipped. The sleeve covers Natsu's left arm, leaving his Fairy Tail mark, as well as his entire right arm, consequently exposed. Natsu continues wearing Igneel's scarf and retains the same lower clothing. He now wears his wristband on his right wrist.
Natsu is carefree and reckless in nature, and, despite his consistent brawls with the other members of Fairy Tail, he is a fiercely loyal and protective friend. Natsu has a straightforward mind, and often tackles issues with a "hands on" approach. Even when disrespected or faced with obvious hostility, Natsu rarely ever reciprocates the feelings, and often forgoes grudge-holding. He did, however, for a short time, hold a grudge against Jellal Fernandes, but eventually forgave him and considered him an ally. He occasionally shows compassion for his enemies, such as when Cobra was betrayed by Brain. Natsu rarely exhibits any perversities towards the opposite sex, there only being two noted instances. The first is seen prior to the Grand Magic Games, when he is seen trying to peek, along with several other of his male Guild mates, on the women as they bathed. The second is when Lucy comes crashing into him while nude, and he stares at her body, even groping her breasts for a moment.
Natsu continuously tries to prove his strength to others. At various points in time, he has challenged Erza, Laxus, Mirajane, and even Gildarts (in short, all of Fairy Tail's current S-Class Mages), to fight him, albeit, he was beaten every single time. Despite his losses, Natsu bears them no ill will, as he considers everyone in the Guild to be his family. Natsu has even gone as far as defending Laxus after his attempt at taking over the Guild. Due to his reckless nature, Natsu's fights usually ends with widespread destruction. Natsu's love of fighting has allowed him to develop a rather strategic mind, helping him to, on various occasions, find weaknesses in his opponent's techniques, or simply weaknesses his opponent's themselves possess. Natsu has also defeated his opponents with pure wit, rather than brute strength. Natsu, befitting his recklessness and love of fighting, never backs out of a fight.
Natsu was very close to Lisanna, and, because of this, after her supposed death, no one in Fairy Tail mentioned her out of respect for his feelings. However, after Lisanna's return to Earth Land from Edolas, this is no longer the case.
As a Dragon Slayer, Natsu suffers from motion sickness. Natsu becomes sick from riding on any form of transportation, even if the transportation happens to be other people, as shown when he was carried by Lucy. This, however, does not apply to Happy, as he considers him family, not transportation. Natsu can become sick from looking at, or simply thinking about, any form of transportation. In spite of his naturally dense nature, Natsu is quite perceptive and understanding of his friend's feelings. After his battle with Gildarts during the S-Class Mage Promotion Trial, Natsu came to understand and accept fear, and has used this acceptance to help his Guildmates and himself emotionally grow. Prior to this event, Erza’s wrath (albeit for comic relief), transportation, and the Magic Council were the only things that Natsu feared.
Natsu was found by Igneel, the mighty Fire Dragon, as a baby. The Dragon opted to raise Natsu and taught him how to talk, write, and his own, signature form, of Lost Magic: Fire Dragon Slayer Magic. However on July 7, X777, Igneel, along with the other Dragons, mysteriously disappeared, leaving Natsu to fend for himself. Natsu then left on a quest to find Igneel and was eventually found by the Guild Master of Fairy Tail: Makarov Dreyar. Natsu ended up joining Fairy Tail, in which he formed a close, sibling-like rivalry with Gray Fullbuster and Erza Scarlet.
One day, Natsu found an egg in the forest east of Magnolia.Thinking it to be a Dragon Egg, Natsu took it to the Guild and asked Makarov to make it hatch, but Makarov and Erza told him that he was the only one that could make the egg hatch; through love and care. Lisanna offered to help Natsu care for the egg until it hatched, to which Natsu happily accepted. The two built a shabby straw house in the park to keep the egg warm, becoming very close in the process.
The next morning, Natsu discovered that the egg was missing, and began to blame several of his Guildmates. After arguing with almost everyone in the Guild and nearly starting a fight with Mirajane, Elfman appeared, carrying the egg, explaining that he only wanted to help, but was too embarrassed to ask. Suddenly, the egg hatched and a a blue cat with wings came out. Lisanna remarked upon the sudden change in the Guild's atmosphere after the cat's birth, prompting Natsu to name the cat Happy.
A few years passed and Lisanna partook upon an S-Class job with her siblings, in which she was supposed to hunt a creature called "The Beast". Natsu wished to go with him, but Elfman opposed, as he felt he should be the one to take care of his family. Lisanna was accidentally killed (supposedly) by Elfman during his attempt at taking over the monster. Though Natsu forgave him, he was greatly saddened by the event.
Natsu received a tip from Krov that “Salamander” had been spotted in Hargeon Town. Convinced that the “Salamander” is Igneel, Natsu and Happy travel to Hargeon by train. After getting off, the two stumble across a crowd of young, love-struck women eagerly shouting the name "Salamander." Excited, Natsu breaks into the crowd but, rather than seeing a Dragon, he meets a fire Mage claiming to be named Salamander. Downtrodden that the "Salamander" wasn't Igneel, Natsu rejects an autograph from the impostor and walks away, causing the Mage's crowd of female fans to attack Natsu. Through his antics, Natsu saves a traveling Mage, Lucy Heartfilia, from the influence of "Salamander's" illegal Charm Magic, which he used to infatuate the crowd of girls. Out of appreciation, Lucy buys a meal for him and Happy, and the duo listen to Lucy talk about her dream: to be able to join a Guild. After the meal, they part ways.
Later that night, when Natsu overhears a conversation that “Salamander” is supposedly a member of Fairy Tail, he instantly becomes suspicious and crashes the party on the Mage’s ship. While on the ship, Natsu discovers that Lucy is on board, as “Salamander” had tricked her into thinking that he could get her into Fairy Tail. The ship, being a mode of transport, causes Natsu to become violently ill, leaving him defenseless against his enemies. After being rescued by Happy, Lucy summons the Celestial Spirit Aquarius, who uses her Water Magic to wash the boat and everyone on it ashore.
With the ship on dry land and its rocking motion gone, Natsu regains his vitality and confronts "Salamander", declaring himself to be a member of Fairy Tail, thereby exposing the Mage as an impostor. One of the impostor's crew members reveals his name to be Bora, however, Natsu shows no interest in his identity and is only concerned with his attempt at tarnishing Fairy Tail's name. Natsu and Bora engage in a brief skirmish, ending with Natsu's complete, and quite easy, decimation Bora and his crew. However, in the process, Natsu ended up destroying a major part of Hargeon's port. The fight attracts the attention of the Rune Knights, prompting Natsu and Happy to flee with Lucy in tow. Lucy is initially uneasy, but Natsu, knowing that Lucy wants to join Fairy Tail, invites her to join, to which she happily accepts.
Upon returning to the Guild in Magnolia with Lucy, Natsu angrily attacks Krov for giving him false information on the "Salamander", starting a fight, which, through various circumstances, swiftly evolves into a full-scale brawl. The unruly Mages are stopped by Makarov Dreyar, their Guild Master. Not much later, Natsu examines the request board, looking for an available job, hoping to garner enough money for food. While picking out a job, Natsu overhears Romeo Conbolt, the son of Fairy Tail's Macao Conbolt, interrogating Makarov as to the reason why his father hasn't returned from his mission, which was stationed at Mt. Hakobe, to slay Vulcans. Empathizing with Romeo's troubles, Natsu leaves together with Happy to find Macao. The two are accompanied by Lucy, who is now an official member of Fairy Tail. After the three reach the snowstorm-ravaged mountain, they are attacked by a Vulcan, which whisks Lucy away to its cavernous lair at the peak of the mountain.
Thinking that this particular Vulcan is responsible for Macao's disappearance, Natsu chases the Vulcan to its lair and demands to know where Macao is. However, the Vulcan tricks Natsu into coming near a hole in the cavern wall and pushes him into it, sending him plummeting off the side of the mountain. Fortunately, Happy rescues him. When back inside the cave, Natsu sees Lucy fighting the Vulcan using the Celestial Spirit Taurus and, mistaking the bull spirit to be another monster, knocks the spirit out. Natsu soon defeats the Vulcan, who is then revealed to actually be Macao, who was taken over by the Vulcan. They find Macao to be seriously wounded, having fought nineteen Vulcans before being taken over by the twentieth. Natsu saves his life by burning the wound shut, and returns to Magnolia with his friends, reuniting Macao and Romeo.
After Lucy accommodates herself to her new living arrangements, she finds Natsu and Happy to have shamelessly entered her apartment, uninvited. To no avail, she tries to get them to leave, and instead opts to offer her two companions a cup of tea and teach them the inner workings of Celestial Spirit Magic. Lucy summons Plue, The Canis Minor, and forms a contract with him. Plue then, with Natsu interpreting, suggests that he, Lucy, and Happy form a team, to which they all agree, and do. Their first mission: infiltrate a mansion and steal a book.
When the team arrives in Shirotsume Town, they make their way to their to the client's, in this case, Kaby Melon's house, where he informs them of the mission details, and that the award amount for completing said job had greatly increased. Impassioned, Lucy disguises herself as a maid, hoping to infiltrate the mansion, however, she is rejected by mansion's owner, Duke Everlue, for being too "ugly", and, as such, Natsu, Lucy, and Happy instead resolve to sneak into the mansion and take the book by force. The trio moves quietly about Everlue's mansion, until they are found by the miser's maids, whom Natsu easily defeats. Shortly thereafter, Team Natsu finds themselves in the library, and Natsu, rather quickly, finds the book they are looking for: DAYBREAK. As Natsu is about to burn the book, thereby completing their job, Lucy sees that the book was written by Kemu Zaleon, her favorite author, and tells Natsu that he can't destroy it.
Just then, Everlue himself surfaces from below the ground, having taken no action solely to see what their objectives were, and calls upon the Vanish Brothers to eliminate them. Lucy, however, declares that the book is harboring a secret, and asks Natsu to buy her some time. Everlue goes after her, interested about the secret, and Natsu tells Happy to follow them while he dealt with the brothers. After defeating with the Vanish Brothers, Natsu grabs onto head maid when she begins to move. Consequently, when Everlue summons his head maid, who is actually the Celestial Spirit Virgo, Natsu is brought to Everlue's location. Lucy shouts for him to deal with Virgo while she defeats Everlue. He complies, delivering her a powerful blow.
After defeating Everlue, Natsu begrudgingly returns the book to Kaby, where they find out that Kemu Zaleon, who was actually Kaby's father, Zekua Melon, cast a spell on the book, and that it's real meaning lay hidden within. The group decides to not take any payment for the job, much to Lucy's dismay, since they didn't destroy the book, as their job had stated for them to do.
Upon the technical failure of their mission, Team Natsu returns to the Guild, where Natsu, once again, gets into a fight with Gray. Loke then approaches, and warns the two that Erza has finished her job as well, and that she is on her way back to the Guild. Almost immediately, Natsu and Gray cease their bickering and begin acting like best friends. Upon her arrival, Erza, much to their horror, asks Natsu and Gray to accompany her on a mission. When they arrive at the train station, Natsu compromises with Erza, saying that he will only go if she agrees to fight with him when they return, to which Erza agrees. On the train, Natsu succumbs to his motion sickness and Erza, in an attempt to make him feel better, knocks him out.
The other members start to discuss the mission, but, in the process, forget to wake up Natsu, and leave him behind on the train. Kageyama, a member of the Dark Guild Eisenwald, the Guild they were talking about earlier, tries to start a conversation with Natsu. However, Kageyama attacks Natsu and the two begin to fight, with Natsu quickly getting the upper hand when the train stops. During their fight, Natsu notices the Lullaby flute, and before the train starts to move again, jumps out of the train's window and into a Magic four-wheel vehicle driven by Erza.
The team then, via vehicle, returns to the train station, causing Natsu to become sick along the way, thereby warranting Lucy to carry him. Despite being denied entry onto the platform, the team enters nonetheless, and are confronted by the members of Eisenwald. Upon hearing Kageyama's voice, Natsu snaps out of his stupor and protects Lucy from one of Kageyama's attacks. Erza then orders him and Gray to go after Erigor, and the two agree to split up to find him.
To start, Natsu starts searching for Erigor by breaking down walls, even though the doors happen to be situated right next to him. Kageyama then sneaks up behind Natsu, attacking him. After the two Mages exchange blows, Natsu, proving to be the stronger of the two, quickly overwhelms Kageyama and questions him on the whereabouts of Erigor. Just as Erza arrives to question him on how to dispel the barrier of wind around the station, to everyone's surprise, Kageyama is suddenly stabbed in the back by one of his allies and Natsu, in a rage, attacks the assassin, trying to avenge Kageyama.
Thanks to the aid of the Celestial Spirit Virgo, who's key Lucy acquired after defeating Everlue, Team Natsu is able to travel underneath the wind wall, via tunnel. With the aid of Happy's Max Speed, Natsu quickly begins to chase after Erigor. After Natsu finds Erigor, the two begin their brawl, with Natsu gaining the upper hand, forcing Erigor to use his Storm Mail to cope with the Fire Dragon Slayer's power. With Natsu's flames being put out, Natsu's flame-enhanced punches are reduced to nothing more than regular punches, frustrating him. With this, Natsu's flames burn hotter, courtesy of Natsu's own 'Flame of Emotion. Happy, noticing the effects of the super-heated fire on Erigor's Storm Mail, appeals to Natsu's rivalry with Gray. With his flames burning hotter than ever, courtesy to his rage, Natsu defeats Erigor.
When the others arrive, Kageyama steals the Lullaby flute and goes to the Guild Masters' meeting. The team quickly follows and are stopped from saving Makarov by the other Guild Masters, while Makarov convinces Kageyama to give up. Since Kageyama refused to play the flute and finish off Makarov, the flute morphs into its true form, which is that of a gigantic demon. Seeing this, Natsu teams up with Gray and Erza to take it down, which, unfortunately, also results in the destruction of the Guild Masters' meeting house. When they see this, the Guild Masters' turn around to find Fairy Tail running away, save for Natsu, who offers to help the Guild Masters by chasing after his teammates, completely unaware that he is being chased as well.
Galuna Island arcEdit
As per their agreement, once they returned to the Guild, Erza engaged Natsu in battle. However, before they could get serious, Erza was arrested by the Magic Council for property damage, among other things. As a means to prevent Natsu from acting recklessly, he is transformed into a salamander and trapped underneath a glass. However, to others' dismay, the salamander is actually Macao, who, as a token of gratitude, transformed into a salamander in Natsu's place, allowing the Fire Dragon Slayer to rescue Erza. Natsu, however, comes dressed as Erza, and proclaims that, of the two, he is the real Erza, an act which results in the two of them being put in jail.
Erza's arrest, however, turns out to be a formality, and the two are released the next day. Once released, Natsu tries to engage Erza in battle again, but is quickly defeated. Natsu then tries to pick a fight with Laxus Dreyar, but is prevented from doing so by Makarov, who says he isn't allowed to go to the second floor. Later that night, Natsu breaks into Lucy's apartment and tries to persuade her to go on an S-class mission, which involves traveling to a place called "The Cursed Island", with him and Happy. Lucy refuses, but quickly changes her mind when she sees that one of the rewards is one of the 12 Zodiac Keys. Unable to find someone to ferry them across, Natsu contemplates resorting to swimming, but is stopped by Gray, who was ordered to bring them back. Just as they begin to fight, one of the sailors who had previously refused notices their Magic and agrees to sail them across. Natsu then quickly knocks Gray out and drags him onto the boat. During the ride to the island, the sailor leading them suddenly disappears, just before a tidal wave shipwrecks them on the island's shore.
With Gray now agreeing to help them, they go to their client, the mayor of the island, to find out about the curse affecting the residents. Originally ordered to do the impossible task of destroying the moon, they decide to explore the island the next morning. While in the forest, they meet a gigantic mouse, which they quickly defeat, and find a ruined temple. Natsu then stamps on the floor of the temple which causes it to crumble apart and sends them plummeting down into a large cavern. The cavern holds the frozen demon Deliora, and the Mages Yuka Suzuki, Sherry Blendy, and Toby Horhorta. Gray then informs the team that they are going to stay hidden for the time being, which Natsu takes as a cue to fall asleep. Night soon arrives, and the team discovers that the purple moonlight is hitting Deliora. Natsu and the others run up the surface to investigate, where they discover that a ritual to revive Deliora is being performed.
Enraged by Lyon Vastia's command to destroy the village, Natsu comes out of hiding, intent on defeating Lyon, but is frozen by Lyon, and then Gray pushed Natsu down the hill in an effort to save him from Lyon's magic. Natsu eventually makes his way back up the hill, only to find Gray defeated and badly injured, and opts to carry Gray back to the village. Gray then apologizes to Natsu, but the latter says that it doesn't matter anymore. As he arrives, Natsu falls into the trap that Lucy had previously placed for Lyon and his Mages, breaking the ice he was trapped in in the process. Gray is also knocked unconscious in the fall. Moments later, the village is attacked by Lyon's group of Mages, who plan on killing everyone with poisonous jelly. Using Fire Dragon's Brilliant Flame, Natsu destroys a large amount of the poison, giving the villagers time to flee. Natsu and Lucy are then confronted by Sherry, Yuka and Toby. Gray wakes up and tries to help Natsu and Lucy, but Natsu instead punches Gray and knocks him unconscious to keep Gray from only hurting himself more. After Sherry and Angelica leave to destroy the villagers, Lucy accidentally grabs onto Angelica, leaving Natsu to fight Yuka and Toby alone. When Happy decides to go check and see if Lucy is fine, Natsu replies that it's okay, and that he'd just finish his two opponents. Natsu makes short work of Yuka, and convinces Toby to paralyze himself with his own attack, defeating him.
The next day, Erza arrives on Galuna Island, just as Natsu decides to investigate the temple, alone. Once inside the ruins of the temple, Natsu destroys much of his surroundings in an effort to cause the temple to tilt, thereby preventing the moonlight from hitting Deliora. Confronted by Lyon, Natsu then moves to take on the Ice-Make Mage, but, midway into their battle, Gray stops Natsu, claiming that he'll fight Lyon himself. Gray, in an attempt to kill both himself and Lyon, prepares to use the powerful Iced Shell, but is stopped by Natsu, whom punches him in the face. Enraged at being ignored by Zalty, Natsu chases after the masked man, and begins their fight.
Their battle leads into the cavern where Deliora lay dormant, where Natsu shockingly discovers that Deliora's frozen prison is melting. Natsu eventually finds a way around Zalty's Arc of Time Magic and defeats him, just as the ritual for Deliora's revival is completed. However, to everyone's shock and relief, it is discovered that Deliora had actually been long-since dead. Thanks to Erza, Team Natsu finds out that, contrary to the villagers' belief, the moon had absolutely nothing to do with their transformation into demons, as they already were such in the first place. The use of the Moon Drip created a barrier around the island that affected the villagers' memories, thereby causing them to forget that they were ever demons in the first place.
Phantom Lord arcEdit
Upon their return from the S-Class mission, Team Natsu finds the Guild in shambles, with large, metal protrusions sticking out of it from every angle. They learn, from Mirajane, that it was their rival Guild, Phantom Lord, who caused the destruction. Natsu argues with their Master that they should fight back, but Makarov decides that there is no point in getting angry with someone who attacked an empty Guild. Later on, they discover the grievously injured members of Team Shadow Gear, Levy, Jet, and Droy, nailed to a tree, with Levy in particular being branded with the Phantom Lord's mark, prompting Makarov to, with great anger, declare war on Phantom Lord.
Fairy Tail rushes to Phantom Lord's Guild, with Natsu destroying their wall, sparking the conflict to come. As Makarov leaves to personally crush Jose Porla, Phantom Lord's Guild Master, Gajeel Redfox, the Iron Dragon Slayer joins the fray. Natsu takes over Elfman's fight with Gajeel, and the two Dragon Slayers briefly engage in a somewhat equal battle. The fight, however, turns sour as Makarov, seemingly defeated, falls from above, with all his Magic Power having been stolen.
After witnessing their Master’s apparent defeat, Erza orders them to retreat, Natsu and the entire Guild's chagrin. Before they leave, however, Natsu overhears Gajeel being told by Aria, one of the Element 4, that they had successfully captured Lucy. Enraged, Natsu grabs one of Phantom Lord's members and burns him, trying to find out where they're keeping Lucy. Out of fear for further injury, the member of Phantom Lord tells him that she was most likely at their headquarters. Natsu then sprints towards their headquarters and, in the nick of time, catches Lucy as she jumps out of the tower, having escaped Jose's clutches. Noting that they were already at their headquarters, Natsu opts to continue the fight against Phantom Lord, but Happy and Lucy convince him otherwise, and Natsu reluctantly returns to the Guild.
Back at the Guild, Natsu consoles a depressed Lucy, who is blaming herself for the misfortunes that have arisen, telling her that she is one of them, and that Fairy Tail is where she belongs. Shortly thereafter, the ground begins to shake, and Fairy Tail rushes outside to see Phantom Lord's headquarters walking towards the Guild. Jose then reveals the powerful Jupiter Cannon, and orders it to be fired. Fairy Tail panics, but Erza resolves to stop the cannon blast herself, to much protest. Requipping into her Adamantine Armor, Erza takes the full brunt of the blast, and, despite her armor being shattered and becoming heavily injured, the Guild is safe. Jose then demands that they hand over Lucy, to which the entire Guild adamantly refuses, saying that she is their comrade. Jose then warns them to quake in fear for the next fifteen minutes, as the Jupiter cannon will be fully recharged.
Declaring that he'll destroy the cannon's Lacrima before such a thing happens, Natsu, with the aid of Happy, flies towards the cannon and crawls through the barrel. Once inside, after noting the enormous size of the Lacrima, Natsu moves to destroy it, but is confronted by Totomaru, one of the Element 4. Totomaru's pyrokinesis renders Natsu's Magic useless, as he is able to control any and all flames Natsu produces. However, Natsu eventually manages to overcome Totomaru's pyrokinesis, and destroys the giant Lacrima. Enraged, Jose orders for the walking building to transform into a gigantic Mage; the transformation process causes the building to temporarily turn into a vehicle, invoking Natsu's motion sickness. Totomaru, taking advantage of said occurrence, prepares to strike Natsu with his Rainbow Fire, but, with the timely intervention of Elfman and Gray, Totomaru is quickly swept aside before such an event could happen. Happy then rushes outside to get a visual understanding of what is happening. Happy then informs the three that the building has transformed into a giant Mage, and is preparing an exceptionally powerful spell. Natsu, Elfman, and Gray then resolve to split up and find the source of the Magic.
As Natsu is searching, he encounters Aria, the strongest member of the Element 4. During their fight, Natsu is completely overpowered, and nearly risks losing all of his Magic Power, courtesy of Aria's Void. Erza, however, despite being injured, saves Natsu and swiftly defeats Aria. Erza collapses, exhausted, just as Jose announces that they have captured Lucy. Erza then tells Natsu to use the strength he has hidden within to save Lucy. Inspired, Natsu covers his entire body in flames and tears through the headquarters in a fury, before ultimately saving Lucy from being impaled by one of Gajeel Redfox's knives.
Natsu then motions to confront his fellow Dragon Slayer in which, although even at first, Gajeel quickly gains the upper-hand by making use of the metal floor tiles that the Phantom Lord headquarters has; eating them to replenish his strength. Seeing that Natsu is being overpowered, Lucy asks her new Celestial Spirit, Sagittarius, to make fire, to which he initially states he cannot. However, after watching Natsu fight his one-sided battle, Sagittarius rebuts his earlier claim, and makes fire for Natsu to eat by shooting several of his arrows into a machine. Natsu, with his energy restored, quickly defeats Gajeel with his Crimson Lotus: Fire Dragon's Fist, destroying the entire Phantom Lord headquarters in the process. Fatigued, Natsu stays behind as Happy brings Lucy back to Fairy Tail. While together, Natsu asks Gajeel where he learned his Iron Dragon Slayer Magic, to which he replies that he learned it from Metalicana, the Iron Dragon, whom he reveals to have disappeared on July 7, X777, just like Igneel had.
Whilst reconstructing the broken Guild, Natsu carries a ridiculous amount of wooden beams, and challenges Gray to carry twice as more, which he does for a very minute amount of time. Erza, in response, hits the two of them with a wooden beam of her own, and orders the two of them to stop messing around. Natsu, Gray and Erza then opt to take a break and visit Lucy at her house, but find that she has returned home. Worried, they rush to her house, only to find that Lucy had returned to visit her mother's grave. When they return, Natsu and Gray overhear Lucy's description of the punishment she received from Aquarius for losing her keys, which were returned to her, indirectly, by Loke, and Natsu tries to imagine the expression Lucy would have made had her butt been hurt. Natsu, unfortunately, is unable to imagine such a thing because Erza, in a temper, strikes the Fire Dragon Slayer with a chair. Erza's fury, however, is directed at Laxus, whom she yells at for not being involved in the war, whilst he derides Team Shadow Gear for their weakness. Natsu then challenges Laxus to a fight and tries to punch him, but Laxus effortlessly dodges, and leaves with the affirmation that he will make the strongest Guild. Erza then tells Natsu to forget about Laxus, and suggests the they, Lucy, Gray, and Happy should all do a job together, which involves attacking an illegal Magic School. While doing said job, Team Natsu destroys half a stretch of road.
As Natsu is incorrectly playing pool with Gray, Lucy takes on a "Special Mission" from Mirajane. As Team Natsu travels to their destination, Natsu succumbs, once again, to his motion sickness, and lies motionless. There, they find that they mission is to help a theater house with their production, which they do, but, consequently, they destroy the theater house in the process. However, to everyone's surprise, the play becomes quite popular.
After defeating some troublemakers in Balsam Village, Natsu and the others decides to stay at an inn for the night. As they are talking, they notice Loke in the distance, and try to speak to him, but Loke, upon noticing Lucy's presence, runs away. During their stay at the inn, Natsu starts a pillow fight between Gray, Erza, and himself. With Gray apparently winning, Natsu, unable to accept his loss, calls on Lucy to make a judgement. Upon noticing Loke's disappearance, Natsu searches for his fellow Fairy Tail Mage.
Tower of Heaven arcEdit
After discovering that Loke is a Celestial Spirit, Natsu expresses his desire to be able to summon a Dragon, claiming he wants a way to test how powerful his Dragon Slayer Magic truly is. When Loke gives Lucy tickets to a resort, where he had previously reserved rooms for himself and his girlfriends, Natsu joins her, Erza, and Gray in a small vacation, in which they take a break from completing jobs. After a day of relaxation, Team Natsu visits a casino, where Natsu tries his luck at roulette, but is attacked by Wally Buchanan, who points his gun at Natsu and fires into his mouth.
After the abduction of both Erza and Happy, Natsu, incensed by Wally's attempt to kill him, assists the others, with the newly arrived Juvia Lockser, in tracking Erza, which he successfully does by using his keen sense of smell, resulting in the group's arrival at the Tower of Heaven. Upon their arrival, the team uses Juvia's oxygen bubbles to sneak into the Tower's basement via an underwater tunnel, and Natsu's urge to fight is quelled, as the guards attempt to stop them. After meeting up with Erza, Natsu separates from the group, seeking to locate Happy.
After arriving in Millianna's room, Natsu tries on a large, cat-shaped mask, but finds that it is stuck, and won't come off. When Wally tries to ambush him again, Millianna arrives and stops Wally from shooting Natsu, whom she believes to be an actual cat. Natsu's luck, however, runs out when Wally convinces Millianna that Natsu is not a cat, and the two Dark Mages attack in unison, with Millianna binding Natsu with her Nekōsoku Tube, preventing him from using his Dragon Slayer Magic. Natsu, utilizing his quick wit, takes advantage of Millianna's love for cats, and pretends to be in pain, invoking her pity. Millianna then unbinds Natsu, and, with his Dragon Slayer Magic once again usable, Natsu defeats the two Dark Mages with his Fire Dragon's Wing Attack.
After Happy finally removes the cat mask off of Natsu, Wally attempts to continue their fight, but Natsu states that it is already over. Suddenly, dozens of mouths grow all over the walls; Jellal tells everyone that they are part of the Heaven's Game and explains the rules to them. Following Jellal's announcement of the Heaven's Game, Natsu tries to cheat by using Happy's Magic to fly directly to the top floor, but is intercepted by Fukuro. Simon tries to fight Fukuro in Natsu’s stead, but is easily defeated. Natsu and Fukuro then begin their battle, but Fukuro takes advantage of Natsu’s motion sickness to incapacitate, and then subsequently swallow, him, thus absorbing his Fire Dragon Slayer Magic. The final stages of the absorption process are interrupted with the arrival of Gray, who, in a rage because of the pain Erza is going through, defeats Fukuro, albeit with some difficulty, with his Ice Blade: Seven Slice Dance, freeing Natsu in the process.
After the fight with Fukuro, Natsu wakes up on Simon’s back, and listens to Simon plead for Natsu to save Erza. Although initially refusing, saying that Erza needs to defeat her enemies by herself, Natsu quickly changes his mind once Simon reveals that Erza cannot defeat Jellal. Simon goes on to say that, because of their history together, Erza may still try to save Jellal, and that Jellal will most certainly take advantage of her emotions. Simon also reveals his concern that, with the firing of Etherion, Erza may try to take Jellal down with her. Such a statement drives Natsu over the edge, and he demands that Simon tell him where Erza currently is. Natsu then arrives at the last second, just moments after the firing of Etherion, and saves Erza from being absorbed into the R-System Lacrima, telling her that they need to finish their job, otherwise Lucy won't be able to pay her rent on time. In response to Erza's comment regarding her immobility, Natsu tickles her. Erza then tearfully begs Natsu not to fight Jellal, stating that he'll lose. Natsu then picks Erza up, and asks her why she's acting the way she is, and reassures her that he'll win, before subsequently knocking her out. Natsu then turns to face Jellal, and states that the Erza he knows is strong, mean, and scary, and that it is his fault that she's crying. Natsu then says that he hopes that Erza will go back to normal once she wakes up, and charges at Jellal.
Briefly, it seems that Natsu is stronger than Jellal, but Jellal, saying that he wants to see the full capabilities of a Dragon Slayer, starts fighting back. Utilizing the power of Meteor, Jellal is able to outmaneuver and outwit Natsu, and the Dark Mage attacks the Fire Dragon Slayer with his powerful Grand Chariot. Taking note of Jellal's comment regarding all the damage he's inflicted upon the Tower, Natsu destroys some of the Lacrima, stating that Fairy Tail Mages specialize in property damage, and that he can still fight. Natsu then charges at Jellal again, destroying more of the Lacrima, prompting Jellal to prepare a spell that he claims will finish off Natsu. Erza then awakes and steps in, hoping that Jellal won't attack her. Jellal says that nothing matters anymore, and releases his spell. Much to their shock, Simon steps in front of the blast, taking full brunt of the attack, and passes away. While Jellal mocks Simon, Natsu begins eating Etherion-infused Lacrima, and then punches Jellal when he says that they have no hope of escape. Eating more of the Etherion-infused Lacrima, Natsu goes wild unable to handle the negative side-effects. However, Natsu stabilizes and enters Dragon Force, easily overpowering Jellal. Jellal momentarily Natsu's assault, saying that he is the only one who can hear Zeref's voice, claiming that he will create a land of freedom, and prepares to cast Abyss Break, intent on killing them all, but a prior wound dealt by Erza interrupts his casting. Natsu then says that there's no freedom for someone who's trapped by a ghost, and punches Jellal, sending him flying into the Tower of Heaven, destroying the entire structure.
After the battle, Natsu faints, and Erza opts to carry him, but she soon realizes that the Etherion cannot be contained much longer, and that soon, the Tower of Heaven will be engulfed in a massive explosion. Erza decides to sacrifice herself and fuse with the Etherion to save everybody, but Natsu wakes up during the fusion process, and demands to know what she's doing. Erza replies that she can't imagine a world without Fairy Tail or her friends, and that if she can save everyone, then she will do it without any hesitation. As the fusion process is completed, Erza states that she will always be with them, as a crying Natsu begs her to stop; the Tower of Heaven then turns into a vortex, disappearing into thin air. Following the disappearance of the Tower, Natsu emerges, carrying Erza, and tearfully tells her to never do something like that again, to which Erza genuinely thanks Natsu, and promises to never do so again.
Following their return, Natsu sleeps for three straight days, only to wake up when he hears Gray insult him, and remind him of his defeat at the hands of Fukuro. However, Natsu falls straight back to sleep. Later that night, Natsu feasts with the others, having recovered from the side-effects of ingesting Etherion. As Erza starts her send off for Wally, Millianna and Shô, Natsu appears and says he hopes to see them again sometime soon and sets off fireworks, using his Magic, alongside Gray and Lucy, as a farewell.
Fighting Festival arcEdit
After returning to the Guild, Natsu discovers that it has been rebuilt and that they have two new members: Juvia and, much to Natsu's surprise, Gajeel. Provoked by Gajeel, Natsu begins fighting with him, which escalates, once again, into a brawl involving the whole Guild. Natsu also states that he doesn't like the Guild's new look, claiming that it's not the same as it used to be. Shortly thereafter, Natsu, still not completely recovered, begins to, once again, reel from the side-effects of ingesting Etherion-infused Lacrima, and goes home to lay down, but instead opts to sleep in Lucy's bed. Natsu later returns to hunt down a writer for Sorcerer Magazine whom he believes to be damaging his reputation.
During the Harvest Festival, Natsu remains sick, and, as such, pays no attention to the Miss Fairy Tail, even when Evergreen arrives and turns all the other contestants into stone. Laxus, alongside his bodyguards, the Thunder God Tribe, announces The Battle of Fairy Tail, threatening to kill the girls unless everyone joined in, effectively making them hostages.
Natsu, overhearing Laxus' plan to have the Guild engage in a battle royale, leaps to his feet, suddenly rejuvenated by the prospect. Natsu leaps forward to attack Laxus, but a quick electric shock from the Lightning Mage deals with the Fire Dragon Slayer. After watching his Guildmates getting taken out, either by each other or the Thunder God Tribe, Natsu runs, intent on joining the battle, but is, oddly, stopped from exiting the area, courtesy of Freed Justine's Magic, which is only supposed to keep stone statues or those over the age of 80 from leaving. Upon discovering that Gajeel was in the Guild building, Natsu watches as Makarov orders the Iron Dragon Slayer to go take care of his grandson, only to see that, just like himself, Gajeel is unable to leave the Guild. Natsu then resolves to restore Erza, claiming that, to Makarov and Happy's horror, he will just use his flames to break the stone. The stone covering Erza's body cracks, causing Natsu and Gajeel to panic, with Natsu asking Happy to find superglue. Gajeel scolds Natsu, claiming that with his iron and his fire, they could simply weld her shut. Surprisingly, they succeed; Erza is freed, but, thinking that the two have done something to her body, she punches the Dragon Slayers away. The Mage count on Freed's monitor goes up by two, rather than the thought one. Erza then notes that with her freedom came the arrival of another of Fairy Tail's S-Class Mages: Mystogan.
Despite Makarov's worries, Natsu still has faith that Laxus isn't going to harm anyone. However, with Evergreen's defeat at the hands of Erza, not only are all the contestants in the Miss Fairy Tail contest freed, but Makarov's fears are also prove true as Laxus activates Thunder Palace, threatening to destroy Magnolia and everyone in it if he doesn't relinquish his spot as Guild Master. Natsu, horrified, watches Makarov collapses from the stress. Levy, now released from the stone enchantment as well, says that she can rewrite Freed's runes, which she eventually manages to do, allowing Natsu and Gajeel to enter the fray.
Natsu, who met up with Erza, eventually finds and interrupts Laxus' battle with Mystogan at the Kardia Cathedral. The two then witness, to their astonishment, Laxus removing Mystogan's mask, revealing that Mystogan looks exactly like Jellal. Erza asks Mystogan if he is Jellal, to which he then states the he never wished Erza to see is his face, and that he knows who Jellal is, but denies that they are the same person. As Mystogan leaves, Erza is attacked by Laxus, but Natsu demands that she leave Laxus to him. Natsu then charges at Laxus, and though Laxus doesn't take Natsu seriously at first, but, as their battle progresses, Laxus begins to change his approach, taking taking notice of Natsu's skill. As Erza leaves to deal with Laxus' Thunder Palace, Natsu chides Laxus for not really wanting to carry out his plan, saying that he just wants his grandfather to give in, whom neither realize has fallen deathly ill. He has faith that Erza will stop the spell, despite Laxus' thoughts otherwise. Natsu's faith in Erza is proven to have been for the better, as Freed's report shows that Erza, and all the other defeated members of Fairy Tail, teamed up and destroyed all the Lacrima powering Thunder Palace. Although Thunder Palace is destroyed, Magnolia remains unsafe, as Laxus, in a rage, states that he'll take control of everything by force.
As Laxus gets serious, Natsu holds his own for a very short amount of time, before he utterly dominated by the Lightning Mage. Laxus then prepares to kill Natsu with his Raging Bolt, and the powerful spell strikes the ground with resounding force. As Laxus laughs, saying that Natsu can't do anything now that he's dust, Gajeel, who is revealed to have saved Natsu, derides Laxus for his action, asking him if Natsu is his comrade. Gajeel then drops Natsu, and Natsu questions why Gajeel is helping him, as, during their battle together, Gajeel stated there isn't room in the sky for two Dragons. Gajeel replies that there isn't, but with all the lightning around, he can't fly as he pleases. With that, the two Dragon Slayers begin their assault against the deranged Laxus. Together, by combining their prowess with their respective Dragon Slayer Magics, Natsu and Gajeel appear to have bested Laxus. However, Laxus emerges from the smoke and rubble unharmed, claiming that they should be ashamed to call themselves "Dragon Slayers". Laxus then states that Makarov would scold him if he showed "it" to them, but then says he doesn't care, and that he'll show them what a "real" Dragon Slayer is like. In disbelief, Natsu and Gajeel watch as Laxus prepares his Dragon's Roar, with Natsu screaming at Laxus, asking if he was a Dragon Slayer all this time. Laxus then fires his Lightning Dragon's Roar, which critically injures and paralyzes Natsu and Gajeel. Unable to move, Natsu watches as Laxus prepares to use Makarov's ultimate Magic: Fairy Law intent on killing everyone, not just from the Guild, but from the whole of Magnolia. Levy then appears, claiming Makarov to be on his deathbed, much to Natsu and Laxus' surprise. As Natsu remains motionless in disbelief, Laxus claims that his chances at becoming master have risen, and invokes Fairy Law. After the light subsides and the debris clears, Natsu and Gajeel, as well as Levy and everyone in the Guild and town emerge unscathed.
As Laxus wonders why his Magic didn't work, Freed, still injured from his fight with Mirajane, appears, claiming that Magic does not lie, and that it saw, deep in Laxus' heart, that he considered nobody, not in the Guild nor in Magnolia, as his enemy. Laxus then claims everyone is his enemy, and he is nobody but himself. As Natsu tells Laxus not to get overconfident, Laxus orders Natsu to be silent, claiming that he doesn't understand a thing. Natsu then agrees that he doesn't understand, but claims that it doesn't mean that they aren't friends, as Guildmates exist to help one another. Natsu then charges at Laxus once more, screaming the fact, while Laxus orders Natsu to keep quiet, doing the same. As they charge at each other, Laxus demands that Natsu disappear, as Natsu tells Laxus that he won't get his hands on the Guild, even if it kills him. As their punches intersect, Laxus' connects first, which is then followed by a series of other powerful melee attacks. Despite beating him at every turn, Natsu repeats that Laxus won't get his hands on the Guild, which only angers the Lightning Dragon Slayer even more. Natsu stands up once again, with Levy telling him that if he continues fighting, then he could die. gLaxus then fires his Lightning Dragon's Heavenward Halberd at Natsu, who falls to the ground, unable to move anymore. With Freed noting that such a spell could kill Natsu, Gajeel, utilizing his Iron Dragon's Club, turns his body into a lightning rod, absorbing the high-voltage blast. With Gajeel telling Natsu to go, the Fire Dragon Slayer reluctantly rises from the ground, angered, and attacks Laxus with a flurry of his strongest spells, before ultimately defeating him with his strongest spell: Crimson Lotus: Exploding Flame Blade. Frustrated over his hollow victory, Natsu stands tall and screams at the top of his voice.
After the Battle of Fairy Tail, most of the members of Fairy Tail are completely recovered, except for Natsu and Gajeel, whom are heavily bandaged, with Natsu, in particular, having his mouth bandaged shut, muffling his speech. When Laxus returns to see Makarov, Natsu begins yelling at him in a muffled voice, with Gajeel acting as the interpreter, saying that because it was a two-on-one fight, Natsu's victory didn't count, and that they need to fight again to settle the score. However, quite contrary to his usual sarcastic self, Laxus merely waves at Natsu, earning a confused, yet respectful look from the Fire Dragon Slayer. Despite his injuries, Natsu takes part in the Fantasia Parade, operating a fire-blowing float. At the end of the parade, Natsu, alongside the rest of Fairy Tail, holds his hand up, forming the sign that Laxus made to Makarov as a child, letting him know that even if they can't see him, no matter how far away he may be, they'll always be watching him, despite his excommunicated status.
Oración Seis arcEdit
The following week after the Harvest Festival, Natsu confronts Makarov regarding Laxus' excommunication, but is stopped by Erza. Lucy, on the other hand, frets about her lack of money, to which Natsu suggests that they go on a job together. The next day, they, along with Happy, Erza, and Gray, prepare to leave and capture the escaped convict that their mission details: Velveno. Lucy, however, suddenly runs off, and, confused, Natsu and the others follow. Once they find her, they discover that she is not only fine, but that she defeated an entire Dark Guild all by herself.
As Lucy is short on money to pay her rent, Natsu and the others help her by taking jobs as waiters and waitresses in Yajima's restaurant, 8-Island. However, Natsu spends most of his time eating the food, rather than serving it to the customers and, after all the work is done, supports a rather bloated figure. Upon returning to the Guild, Natsu and the others find a drawing detailing the core members of the Balam Alliance, and all the Dark Guilds they control. Makarov then informs Fairy Tail that an alliance between several of the Legal Guilds in the area will be formed, with their primary objective being to destroy one-third of the Balam Alliance: the Oración Seis. The entirety of Team Natsu is selected to represent Fairy Tail.
Upon arriving at the meeting point, Team Natsu is greeted by The Trimens and their mentor: Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki, with whom Natsu finds unimpressive. After a quick brawl between Erza and Ichiya, the delegates from Lamia Scale arrive. Team Natsu is shocked to see Lyon Vastia and Sherry Blendy, and remains unimpressed with the arrival of Lamia Scale's third delegate: Jura Neekis of the Ten Wizard Saints. However, upon the arrival of Cait Shelter's delegates, Wendy Marvell and her cat, Carla, Natsu mutters Wendy's name, feeling as though he'd heard it before. Upon the profiling of the the Dark Guild's members being completed, Natsu runs of and declares that he will fight, and defeat, the entirety of the Oración Seis all by himself.
The Oración Seis, however, find the Light Team first, and destroy their airship, the Magic Bomber - Christina. The Dark Guild then moves to confront the Light Team personally, and defeats them all. Natsu and the Light Team are nearly killed by the Oración Seis' leader, Brain, but, the Dark Mage stops upon noticing Wendy. Brain then captures Wendy, along with a reluctant Happy, and then fires the spell he planned on using earlier, intent on killing them all, but is stopped by Jura, who arrives in the nick of time, with Ichiya in tow. As Erza was poisoned by Cobra's pet snake, Cubellios, she demands that they cut her arm off, to which Lyon Vastia almost complies. Upon being stopped by Gray, Carla notes that if they save Happy, with whom is Wendy, then they can save Erza, with Carla revealing that Wendy is the Sky Dragon Slayer. With this, Natsu runs off with Carla and Gray, asking Carla, along the way, what element Wendy controls, which she reveals to be air. Natsu then wonders if air is tasty, to which Carla states that she doesn't know, though Gray conjectures that it is the same as inhaling. They continue their search, only to find, and defeat, the Dark Guild Naked Mummy. After discovering Oración Seis' hideout, Natsu keeps pressing onward, leaving Gray to deal with Racer. As he arrives, Natsu is met with a shock - Jellal is alive. Natsu, however, is able to safely escape with Happy and Wendy, being protected by Gray from Racer, and guided by Hibiki, Natsu finally manages to reach Erza. Wendy manages to completely heal Erza, and they discuss the fact that Jellal remains alive. However, as Nirvana is awakened, Natsu rushes, headstrong, to stop Jellal.
On his way, Natsu runs into Racer's personal Guild, Harpuia, and easily defeats them. Natsu then finds an unconscious Gray floating in the river and tries to help him, but when he gets near, a raft floats up from underneath the water, causing Natsu to succumb to his motion sickness. Gray gets up, acting strangely, and prepares to kill Natsu. Lucy and Hibiki, however, appear, halting Gray as the raft comes to a stop; despite this, Natsu remains incapacitated. It is revealed that the Gray they see is actually Angel's Celestial Spirit, Gemini. Lucy engages Angel in a battle of the Celestial Spirits and, with the aid of Hibiki, wins. Upon her victory, however, the current of the river sweeps them away, carrying them downstream and over a waterfall. Natsu later wakes up, on dry land, wearing new clothes, as Virgo tends to Lucy's wounds, having saved them and prepared new outfits for the two of them, as their's were in tatters. Sherry, who has become evil, courtesy of the personality-altering effects of Nirvana, appears, intent on killing both Natsu and Lucy, but the real Gray arrives and subdues Sherry, whom is later returned to normal after Lyon appears, revealing himself to have survived Racer's explosion. Natsu, along with Gray and Lucy, are caught up in the second-stage activation of Nirvana; they are later seen climbing up one of its legs.
As Natsu once again becomes motion sick, this time due to Nirvana's movement, Happy arrives, and carries Natsu, helping him to stop Brain. However, Cobra takes to the skies as well, riding atop Cubellios, and engages Natsu in aerial combat. As the two begin to battle, Cobra manages to maintain the upper hand by listening to Natsu's every movement and thought, although Natsu eventually manages to overcome this by relying on his instincts, rather than his head. Deciding that he must now fight seriously, Cobra attacks Natsu, unveiling himself as the Poison Dragon Slayer.
Natsu, however, learns that, just like Laxus, he is artificial Dragon Slayer, meaning he was implanted with Dragon Lacrima. Cobra then attacks Natsu with his Dragon's Roar, infecting him with a multitude of deadly viruses. Natsu, however, undeterred, tricks Cobra, by thinking that he will perform his Fire Dragon's Roar. Cobra, hears this, and then appears behind Natsu, ready to strike. Natsu then screams, taking advantage of Cobra's sensitive hearing, defeating the Dark Mage. Cobra, however, rises again, intent on defeating Natsu once and for all, but pierced by Brain's Magic, and falls to ground, cared for by Cubellios. Brain then reveals that he plans on using Nirvana to turn Natsu evil, thereby forcing the Fire Dragon Slayer to serve him, but the timely arrival of Gray, Lucy and Jura, Natsu is saved. After Jura deals with Brain, Wendy and Carla arrive, with Wendy removing the viral toxins from Natsu's body, and temporarily curing him of his motion sickness.
As the team is led into a trap by Brain, Natsu witnesses Jura save them from said trap, becoming enraged at such a tactic. When the seventh member of the Oración Seis, Brain's staff, Klodoa, appears, Natsu and the others are unfazed by the fact that he can talk, and instead waves Klodoa around, demanding that he stop Nirvana.
Klodoa, however, frees himself from Natsu's grasp and tells him of their plan to destroy Cait Shelter, so that Nirvana cannot be resealed. Klodoa then starts attacking Team Natsu (sans Erza), but then ceases his activity, acting in fear as, due to Midnight's defeat at the hands of Erza, all the members of the Oración Seis have been defeated, thereby releasing Brain's other personality: Zero. As Zero emerges, Natsu comments that his Magic feels disgusting, and rushes to confront him. Zero then attacks the defeated Jura, who is protected by Gray with his Ice-Make: Shield. Zero pierces through the shield, defeating Gray, and then dodges Natsu's attack, delivering a powerful one of his own, knocking Natsu down. After much encouragement, Natsu and the others rise again, with each of them promising to destroy one of Nirvana's six Lacrima. Natsu immediately chooses the first Lacrima, and heads off in that direction.
When Natsu arrives at the sight of the first Lacrima, he finds Zero standing in his path, and the two engage in fierce combat. Jellal, however, appears in the midst of their conflict, and attacks Natsu with golden flames, shocking both Natsu and Zero, with the latter asking if Jellal's memories had returned. Jellal, although his memories hadn't returned, says he remembers Natsu's name, and that he is a ray of hope. Jellal then reveals that flames were a gift, with his intent being to replenish Natsu's strength.
Initially, Natsu refuses Jellal's help, opting to attack him instead. Taking advantage of the situation, Zero fires another spell at Natsu. Jellal, much to Natsu's surprise, defends him by taking the full force of the blast. Natsu then accepts Jellal's flames, and thanks him for the meal, and consumes them, granting him a large boost in all his physical abilities; Natsu enters Dragon Force once again. Natsu completely overpowers Zero, and, after much difficulty in controlling his new-found power, defeats Zero, piercing though his ultimate spell, Genesis Zero, and destroying the Lacrima, which, alongside the simultaneous destruction of the other Lacrima, courtesy of the other members of the Light Team, Nirvana is stopped, and the Oración Seis are defeated.
However, their jubilation lasts nary a second, for the Rune Knights, led by Lahar, appear, having come to arrest Hoteye and Jellal. Natsu, however, protests this action, claiming that Jellal is their comrade, while Erza, Lucy, Happy, and the others look on in sadness.
Natsu tries to take Jellal back by force and attacks the Rune Knights, but is stopped by Erza. Natsu, in need of new clothes, ventures to Cait Shelter with the rest of the Light Team, where they find out that the Guild was a fabrication, and that all the members, excluding Roubaul, who is the ghost of the sole-surviving member of the Nirvit Tribe, where created by Roubaul himself to satisfy Wendy's desire for companionship. As the illusions fade away, Natsu watches as Wendy begins to cry, begging Roubaul not to leave, but Roubaul consoles Wendy one final time, telling her that she has real friends. Natsu then watches as Erza comforts the distraught Wendy, telling her to come with them, and join Fairy Tail. Natsu exudes his exuberance regarding the effectiveness of Wendy's Magic, as he rides on a bot, uninhibited by his motion sickness. Wendy, however, states the Magic to be temporary, and ineffective if used repeatedly, as the effects wear off, and Natsu becomes sick once more. Upon his return and Wendy's induction into Fairy Tail, Natsu begins bragging to Elfman about his battle with Cobra.
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
After finding out that Gildarts Clive is on his way back home, Natsu and the rest of Fairy Tail prepare for his arrival. Even Magnolia itself prepares for Gildart's homecoming, dividing itself into two, creating a lane of travel solely for Gildarts, lest he haphazardly destroy private property. Upon Gildarts' arrival, Natsu challenges him fight and charges at him, only to be immediately hit into the Guild's ceiling, wherein Natsu smiles, saying that Gildarts is as strong as ever. Gildarts then invites Natsu to, later, visit him at his house. When Natsu and Happy arrive, Gildarts jokes about Natsu's relationship with Lisanna, but is shaken when Natsu tells him that she died on a mission two years ago. Natsu tries to leave, but Gildarts mentions that he ran into a Dragon while on his mission. He says, however, that it wasn't Igneel because the Dragon was black, not red. He recounts that he fought it and that it was the reason he failed the quest. Natsu then resolves to go to Zonia Mountain, where Gildarts encountered the Dragon, in the hopes of learning where Igneel is. Gildarts stops Natsu, and shows him the wounds inflicted unto him, courtesy of the Dragon: the loss of his left arm, leg and an unspecified organ. Natsu then runs out of Gildarts' house, saying that Dragon Slayers can defeat Dragons, before falling into a puddle, reminiscing about the days he and Igneel shared together.
While asleep, a giant Anima opens up in the sky, absorbing the entire town of Magnolia, the Fairy Tail Guild included. However, because of their Dragon Slayer Magic, Natsu and Wendy weren't sucked into the Anima, as neither were Happy and Carla. Carla then informs Natsu, Happy, and Wendy about the world parallel to their's: Edolas. After listening to Carla's description of Edolas, and that she and Happy were born there, Natsu resolves to travel to Edolas and save the Guild. With the help of Happy and Carla, who utilize their Aera, Natsu and Wendy use the remaining traces of the Anima to travel to Edolas. As they break through the Anima, Happy and Carla's wings disappear, causing the four to fall from the sky, crashing, conveniently, into a storage house filled with clothes. Natsu then looks out the window and sees the Guild, although, he notes that it looks quite different. As he is about to enter, Natsu is stopped by Carla, who notes that something is amiss. Natsu then sees, to his horror, that all of his Guildmates are acting quite opposite their normal selves. Before long, he is noticed by Lucy Ashley, whom he believes to be his Lucy, and the rest of the Edolas Fairy Tail, crying out in shock over how scary she has become.
Lucy, confusing Natsu for his Edolas counterpart, hugs him, saying that they'd been worried about him, but then quickly proceeds to punish Natsu, wrapping her legs around his neck and grinding her fists into his head. During the torturing process, Lisanna appears, telling Lucy to stop bullying Natsu, and for Jet and Droy to stop picking on Elfman. Natsu turns around, dumbfounded, beginning to shed tears, and runs up to hug Lisanna, but is kicked in the face by Lucy Ashley, whom asks Natsu when he started to behave like that, to which he replies, with a stutter, that Lisanna is alive. Natsu is then swept away by Gray, who tells Natsu to sit and talk with him, to which Natsu, still sad from Lucy interrupting his moment with Lisanna, demands that Gray take off his many layers of clothing. Carla then deduces, after seeing that there is another Wendy, whom is vastly different in every physical regard to their Wendy, and that Mirajane hasn't changed, that nobody has changed, but that they are counterparts, meaning, that just like how Edolas parallels Earthland, there are different members of Fairy Tail here that parallels their own. As Natsu resolves to go and find their friends, he is stopped by the announcement that the Fairy Hunter has arrived. Noticing that the entire atmosphere is shaking, Natsu inquires as to what the beast that arrived is. However, before the opposition can attack, Levy transports the Guild to a new location. Upon noting this, Natsu wonders who it was that attacked them, to which he is told, by Mirajane, that it was Erza Knightwalker. Natsu then becomes terrified, noting that their enemy is Erza.
Upon escaping the Fairy Hunters, Natsu reveals that they came from Earth Land to save their Guild, which surprises the Edolas Fairy Tail members. When Natsu asks them for the quickest way to reach the Capital, the majority of the Edolas Fairy Tail tells them that they should give up, as nobody has lived up to the King and lived to tell the tale, stating that his power cannot be overcome. The Guild goes on to further explain that the King wanted to keep all the Magic in Edolas to himself, as it is a limited resource, so he ordered all the Guilds to disband, and, after much opposition, destroyed them all, except for Fairy Tail. Even upon hearing that half of their members were killed, the Master included, Natsu remain undeterred, and demands that he has to save his friends, no matter the cost, shocking everyone in the Guild, especially Lucy. After receiving directions to the capital, Natsu, along the way, is distracted by a small, frog-like creature, and desires to capture it and give it as a present to Lucy Heartfilia. The capture, however, is unsuccessful, as a substantially larger frog-like creature appears out of nowhere, and tries to crush Natsu. Upon trying to attack the creature, Natsu remembers that he can't use Magic, leaving them with only one option: running away. As the creature begins to catch up to them, Lucy Ashley appears, and frightens the creature away with her Magic Whip. Lucy then opts to personally guide them to the capital, as the area they're in is quite dangerous, to which Natsu claims that she isn't to different from their Lucy, as their overall actions are quite similar.
Later, the group makes their way into the Town Of Luen, where Natsu purchases a Magic Sword Hilt from a black market dealer. The group then stops in a café, where Natsu tells Lucy Ashley all about Lucy Heartfilia, to which she laughs in amusement over the mannerisms and background of her counterpart, though Natsu notes that both of them are quite raucous. When Lucy reiterates that the King monopolized all the Magic, Natsu simply states that if they defeat the King, then they can just give the Magic back to the people, to which Lucy asks if Natsu is crazy, saying that defeating the Royal Army is an impossibility. As Lucy states that she just wanted to peacefully show them the way to the Royal City, to which Natsu thanks her, the Royal Army itself appears, quickly deducing that they are Mages of Fairy Tail, and blocks Luen's exits. Natsu then, to Lucy's chagrin, opts to try out the new Magic he acquired, and quickly attacks the Royal Army with the Sealed Flame Blade. The Army blocks it with their Magic Shields, and Natsu tries to use the blade again, but Lucy tells him that he misused it, saying that he could've used it approximately one hundred times, as opposed to the one. Wendy then, much like Natsu, misuses her Magic Weapon, the Air Shatter Cannon, and envelops the group in a tornado, sending them flying to the other side of town. The Royal Army quickly closes in, but finds Lucy Heartfilia, mistaking her for Lucy Ashley, and attempts to arrest her. As Natsu runs towards Lucy, intent on helping her, Lucy grabs her Gate of the Scorpion Key, and, despite Natsu telling her that their Magic doesn't work in Edolas, Lucy successfully summons Scorpio, who defeats the Royal Army with his Sand Buster, amazing the group. As the two Lucys meet, Natsu questions as to how Lucy can use Magic, to which she replies that she doesn't know. As the rest of the Royal Army closes in, Wendy informs Lucy that she's the only one who can use Magic, to which Lucy wonders if that, by default, makes her the strongest one in the group. Natsu, annoyed, tells her to just do something about the Royal Army, and, in response, Lucy summons Aries, who defeats the remainder of the Army with Wool Bomb. With Lucy Ashley amazed by the Magic in Earth Land, the group runs away, with Natsu tells Lucy that she did an excellent job, to which Lucy states that she feels excellent as well. In a forest, Lucy explains that, when the Anima opened, Horologium appeared, saving her from the effects of the wormhole. Alone in the empty remains of Magnolia, Lucy says that Mystogan appeared and explained the situation to her, and promptly sent her to Edolas. Natsu questions as to who Mystogan is, but Lucy says that she, herself, doesn't know, as he never revealed any personal information. When once again asked how she can use Magic, Lucy responds that she doesn't know, but hopefully responds that she's legendary, although Natsu quashes these feelings. Lucy then says she feels bad, because they'll be at a disadvantage, since Natsu can't use his Magic. When Lucy Ashley once again asks if they plan on fighting the Kingdom, to which Natsu and the others say yes. When Lucy says they can count on her to take the lead in the fight against the Kingdom, Natsu states that he feels shameful that he has to rely on Lucy.
Eventually, Natsu and the group made it to Sikka, where they decide to spend the night. While eating, he watches as Lucy Heartfilia yells at Lucy Ashley for trying to show her body to Natsu, claiming that they are the same, Natsu jokingly points out that Lucy's bathing with herself, finding the notion ridiculous. The next day, everyone wakes up to find that Lucy Ashley had left, leaving them directions on how to correctly get to the Royal City. Natsu tells Lucy to forget about it, but she replies that she can't. As they begin to make their way to the Royal City, Lucy explains that Edolas houses a race called Exceeds, although Natsu states that he isn't interested. Just after, they see an airship belonging to the Royal Army descending from the sky, arriving to pick up the Soldiers currently residing in Sikka. Upon hearing that in two days the extraction process on the Guild and town, who have been turned into a giant Lacrima, begins, Natsu notes that they could simply hijack the airship, thereby cutting the time that it would take for them to travel to the Royal City quite substantially. Happy then points out that the airship is a vehicle, to which Natsu retorts that with Wendy's Troia, motion sickness means nothing, however, Wendy reminds Natsu that she can't use Troia in Edolas, and Natsu quickly abandons his idea. Watching Lucy summon Virgo in Loke's stead, whom is out on a date, Natsu and Wendy decide to battle with their weapons, which are now fully recharged. They are defeated in matter of moments, however. As the airship flies off, Natsu and others risk being captured, but, to their surprise and delight, a Magic Four-Wheeler arrives, and the driver motions for them to get in, telling them that he'll drive them to the Royal City. Natsu and the other get in the vehicle, where, while experiencing motion sickness, Natsu listens to the driver saying that Lucy Ashley told him about them, and that with him, they'll get to the Royal City much faster than via airship. The man then removes his goggles, saying that he's the fastest man in Fairy Tail: Natsu the Fireball.
In the vehicle, Natsu listens as his counterpart calls him shameful for being sick in vehicles, claiming that he is a Mage who specializes in transportation. Arriving at the outskirts of the Capital, Natsu demands that they all exit his vehicle, as he doesn't have much fuel left, and that if he takes them any further, he won't be able to return to the Guild. Before Natsu Dragion can leave, Natsu pulls his counterpart out of the vehicle, asking him to tell him how he doesn't get motion sick. Upon exiting the vehicle, Natsu Dragion becomes very cowardly, surprising everyone. Upon seeing Natsu Dragion's inherent fear of Lucy, Natsu then proceeds to deride her, claiming that her counterpart should be nicer to his, with Lucy saying that she was greeting him. When Natsu Dragion asks if they truly plan on fighting the Kingdom, Natsu replies that he doesn't know, but if they can't get their friends back peacefully, then they'll do it by force. Upon hearing his counterpart claim that they can't win, Natsu simply smiles, trying to encourage Natsu Dragion. Upon infiltrating the kingdom, Natsu and the others quickly find the giant Lacrima, which is heavily guarded by the Royal Army.
Natsu angrily listen's to King Faust's speech, and nearly attacks him when he chips off a piece of the Lacrima, however, Lucy holds him back, preventing him from making such a reckless decision. Later on, Carla devises a plan to sneak into the castle and utilize it, sneaking into an abandoned mine, however, Natsu and the others are intercepted by Erza Knightwalker and the Royal Army, and they are captured, sans Happy and Carla. Natsu looks on, shocked at Happy, as the soldiers bow down to Happy and Carla, calling them Exceeds, and congratulating them on bringing the intruders to them. Natsu and Wendy are locked up in a jail cell; Natsu asks the guard what happened to Lucy. After hearing the guard say that they will execute her, he becomes furious and threatens to kill them if they touch Lucy. The guards then reveal that the Exceeds' mission, originally, was to kill the Dragon Slayers, but, at the last minute, it was changed, now involving their capture, as opposed to their assassination. Natsu is next seen unconscious as Byro prepares to extract his and Wendy's Magic Power. Gray and Erza, unexpectedly, arrive, saving Lucy, Happy, and Carla from Erza Knightwalker, and, in the process, Gray feeds an unconscious Natsu an X-Ball, which allows the Fire Dragon Slayer to, much like Lucy, Erza, and Gray, use his unlimited Magic in Edolas. Upon waking up, Natsu, seeing his Magic restored, breathes out fire, and rushes to stop the giant Lacrima from colliding with Extalia.
He eventually runs into Wendy, Carla, Lucy, and Gray. At first, Natsu is confused about the situation until Lucy and Wendy explain that Gajeel, Gray and Erza showed up. With everybody filled in on the happenings, the group splits into two; Natsu travels with Lucy and Gray, and asks where the king is. Gray and Lucy suspect in some important place, but Lucy starts to wonder, since the courtyard and prison were in strange locations for a castle. Natsu, in short, simply says that the castle, in general, has a strange layout. Lucy responds, saying that she wouldn't be surprised if there was an amusement park, and, coincidentally, they find one right in front of them. Sugarboy and Hughes, division commanders of the Royal Army, arrive, stating that they desire unlimited Magic, and prepare to confront Natsu and the others. Hughes begins by trying to crush them with a ship, but Gray blocks the ship with Ice-Make: Shield.
Natsu then attacks Hughes, demanding that his comrades be returned. Hughes then refuses Natsu's demand, and traps him on a roller coaster, using his Command Tact, making unintended use of Natsu's motion sickness. Gray, trying to help, throws Lucy onto the coaster, telling her to help Natsu. The tracks that the roller coaster, however, run out, and Lucy and Natsu are thrown in a small lake. Hughes then talks of the power of that Edolas Magic possesses, saying that Edolas can't afford to run out of Magic. Natsu then berates Hughes, claiming that for their selfish addiction to Magic, they're killing innocent people. Natsu then says that lives are more important, and Lucy summons Aquarius, and attempts to use the surrounding water to defeat Hughes, but Hughes, utilizing his control over everything in the park, turns the water against Aquarius, and instead attacks them with it instead.
Natsu and Lucy are sent awash into, and eventually find themselves in Monster Academy. Natsu finds Lucy inside a Magic coffin that, once inside, changes the person's clothes. Natsu then plans to use the coffin to change Lucy into a skimpy bikini, hoping to distract Hughes, which, ultimately, fails. Hughes, utilizing his Command Tact, controls the monster dolls inside Monster Academy, and have them chase Lucy away. As Hughs orders the monsters to turn on Natsu, beating him, Natsu's frustration turns to rage, as he sets Monster Academy ablaze. Through the smoke and flames, Hughes sees the silhouette of a Dragon above Natsu. Stricken with fear, Hughes and his monster dolls back away. Natsu then punches Hughes, sending him flying out of Monster Academy, and directly into Byro, whom was fighting Lucy.
Natsu meets up with Lucy directly after, and Coco, who is ranked just under Byro in terms of the Kingdom's hierarchy, tries to give them the key to the Dragon Chain Cannon, the machine that Faust plans on using to destroy Extalia, but Sugarboy glides past them, stealing the key. After chasing and defeating Sugarboy, Gray catches up with Natsu. When he catches up, Natsu is shocked to see that the key has been destroyed, but Gray, to everyone's surprise, reveals to have created an exact duplicate of the key, made from his ice. Shortly thereafter, Erza Knightwalker is seen dragging the bound and unconscious Natsu and Gray to where the Dragon Chain Cannon is located.
Erza then grabs Natsu, holding a sword to his throat, and orders Gray to create a duplicate of the key; Gray does so, but, not knowing how to work the cannon, prompts Erza to order Natsu to take out the soldiers. Erza then appears behind Faust, effectively taking him hostage. Erza then orders the soldiers to halt the firing of the Dragon Chain Cannon. As Faust questions Erza as to what she's doing, she then, however, reveals herself to be Erza Scarlet, Requipping into her regular attire. As Erza orders the soldiers to aim the Dragon Chain Cannon at the Lacrima, Natsu states their plan to be a success and, when a soldier calls them cowardly for taking a hostage, Natsu says that it doesn't bother him one bit, as they'll resort to anything if it means that their friends are safe. Just then, Erza Knightwalker appears and attempts to strike Erza, freeing Faust. With Faust now free, the soldiers, on Faust's command, fire the Dragon Chain Cannon at Extalia. As they fire, however, Coco, now riding atop a Legion, arrives, and carries Natsu and the others to stop Extalia and the Lacrima from colliding.
Although Coco's Legion manages to hold back Extalia, even with the combined strength of the Mages atop the Legion, Extalia still remains in danger of colliding with the Lacrima. Even so, all the Exceed that reside in Extalia then appear, and help Natsu and the others to hold back the giant island. Suddenly, the Lacrima disappears and Mystogan, who reveals himself to be Faust's son and, effectively, the Prince of Edolas, appears, thanking them for giving him enough time to find an Anima big enough to return the Lacrima to Earth Land. As Mystogan and Pantherlily reminisce, however, Erza Knightwalker shoots the Exceed through the abdomen with her Cannon-Spear; she is then reinforced by much of the Royal Army, who all appear, riding atop Legions. When Mystogan tries to stop Erza Knightwalker, the Faust appears, piloting an enormous, draconian machine: the Dorma Anim, which nullifies all external Magic attacks. The king orders the soldiers to capture the Exceeds and then shoots a Magic beam from the Dorma Anim. Mystogan then uses Mirror Water to reflect the beam back at Faust, but, unfortunately, it does nothing. Faust fires again, hitting Mystogan, sending him plummeting from the sky. Just then, the Dorma Anim is struck thrice, revealing Natsu, Gajeel, and Wendy to have appeared, opting to take on Faust together, leaving the Royal Army in the hands of the others.
Wendy supports Natsu and Gajeel with Arms X Vernier, making them faster and stronger, allowing them to damage the Dorma Anim. Faust then fires missiles as Wendy, who initially dodges them, but, after found out to be heat-seeking missiles, Natsu intercepts them, kicking them all away. As Faust prepares to fire more, Gajeel attacks the Dorma Anim before that can happen, prompting Faust to attack the Iron Dragon Slayer with the Dorma Anim's tail. Natsu then charges at Faust, but the two remaining missiles explode, just before he is able to reach him. Faust then watches, to his horror, as Natsu eats the flames from the explosion, and Gajeel eats the metal tail of the Dorma Anim. Natsu then comments on the strength of the Dorma Anim, saying that it's worthy of being called a Dragon. As Natsu spurs out his excitement, the Dorma Anim begins changing form, with Faust promising to crush them with the Dorma Anim: Black Sky.
Natsu is then lying on the ground, completely overwhelmed by the power the Dorma Anim possesses. Faust then fires another beam at Natsu and the others, blowing them away. The Dragon Slayers rise again, with Gajeel telling Natsu and Wendy to use their Dragon's Roar alongside his. The three Dragon Slayers then do so, with their respective Roars merging into an even stronger one. Faust, however, jumps over the combined Roar, and, before they can prepare another attack, barrages them with a multitude of Magic Blasts. With their Magic Power gone, Faust stands apparently triumphant over the Natsu and the other Dragon Slayers. With Faust noting that even with infinite Magic Power comes a time limit, he offers them fair treatment, should they surrender. Natsu, however, tells Wendy and Gajeel not to give up, and stands up once more, demanding that Faust come at him. As Faust attempts to crush Natsu, but Natsu holds the Dorma Anim's foot at bay, and, as Gajeel says that they can't do anything with no Magic Power, Natsu, shouting for them to search for tomorrow's worth, pushes the Dorma Anim away, telling Faust not to underestimate Dragon Slayers. As Faust attacks Natsu with another Magic Blast, demanding that he learn his place, Gajeel appears from above, and pins the Dorma Anim's foot to the ground, making it unable to dodge. Gajeel then shouts for Natsu to go, saying that he's only one who can defeat Faust. Natsu then tells Wendy to get up and aim her Sky Dragon's Roar at him. Wendy does so, and Natsu, using the propulsion granted to him by Wendy's Roar, releases his flames, creating a fiery vortex. With Fire Dragon's Sword Horn, Natsu pierces through the Dorma Anim, destroying it, and pulling Faust out by scruff of his neck.
Natsu and Faust hit the ground with force, and the two roll forward. Natsu, still enraged, stands up, his flames running rampant. The Dragon Slayers take on the visage of their respective foster parent's in Faust's eyes, causing the corrupt King to pass out. As he hits the ground, Natsu, and the other Dragon Slayers, smile on in victory. Natsu declares checkmate, saying that they've defeated the King, but Gajeel retorts that "checkmate" is something you say before the King is defeated, not after. However, Natsu and the other Dragon Slayers feel the ground shaking, and look up, only to find that the islands, that were once floating, are now falling towards the ground.
Natsu, upon being told the situation from Nadi, acts as a villain, under the alias Great Demon-Lord Dragneel, with Wendy and Gajeel being his underlings, claiming that he has stolen the Magic from Edolas, and that he has defeated, albeit mercifully spared, Faust. Natsu then orders, much to his annoyance, Gajeel to destroy the city, alongside Wendy. They do so, with Natsu claiming that anybody who disobeys dies, destroying a house in front of him with his Fire Dragon Slayer Magic. As the townspeople believe Natsu to truly be a monster, Mystogan hears the commotion, ordering him to stop. Pantherlily, however, understands completely, as Natsu orders Mystogan to stop using his name, and address him as the "Great Demon-Lord Dragneel", revealing Mystogan, to the townspeople, to be the long-lost Prince of Edolas. Mystogan then rushes towards Natsu, berating him for his stupidity, telling him that the situation is out of his control. Mystogan then attempts to put Natsu to sleep with his Magic Staves, but the Magic is sucked out of them by the Reverse-Anima. Natsu, playing his part, asks Mystogan if he's scared without his Magic, declaring that Magic is power, and destroys the building he's standing upon. Mystogan pleads for Natsu to stop, and Wendy wonders if Natsu is going too far, to which Gajeel replies that he's playing his part perfectly: the Magic-less hero will oppose the Magic-wielding villain. Mystogan then tells Natsu to stop, as he can't be a hero, and that his act won't fool the Kingdom. Natsu, in response, punches Mystogan, ordering him to fight. Mystogan then calls Natsu's act a farce, declaring that they can't bring the public together utilizing his method, and punches Natsu, only for his fist to be blocked.
Natsu demands that Mystogan attack at with his full strength, and Mystogan kicks Natsu away. With the townspeople cheering Mystogan on, Natsu declares that they're buying it, but Mystogan once again comments on Natsu's idiocy, saying that he should've fallen with that last kick. Natsu punches Mystogan, blatantly replying that'll never happen, but, once up close, Natsu mutters that this is his way of giving Mystogan his send-off. Natsu, as they cross fists, then states that people leaving Fairy Tail must abide by three rules, declaring that Mystogan must never reveal any of Fairy Tail's personal information. Natsu, however, forgets the second rule, and, as he is punched by Mystogan, the S-Class Mage states that he is to never extort previous clients for personal gain. Natsu then states that Mystogan, even though their paths differ, he must stay strong, and live life to its fullest while he still can, and to never forget that the friends that he loves. Natsu and Mystogan cross fists once more, and Natsu falls to the ground, asking if his words reached the now-former S-Class Mage, declaring that with Fairy Tail's spirit inside him, there is nothing that he can't accomplish. Natsu then smiles at Mystogan, saying that he hopes they can meet again, as Mystogan sadly looks down, the townspeople cheering behind him. Suddenly, Natsu's body, along with the every other Earth Land Fairy Tail Mage and Exceed's body, begins to glow. Being sucked into the Reverse-Anima, Natsu and the other Dragon Slayers feign their permanent defeat at the hands of Mystogan. Natsu then smiles one last time at his former Guildmate before he is permanently transported back to Earth Land.
After returning through the Reverse-Anima, Natsu and the others see that the Guild and town are perfectly fine. Relieved, Natsu notices that the entire Exceed race has come with the. The Queen personally apologizes to everyone for the hardships that she's put them through, and explains that she sent one hundred Exceed eggs to Earth Land, via an Anima, because she foresaw the destruction of Extalia. Shagotte then explains that Carla's mission was fabricated, and that she has precognitive abilities, like her, which, because of her young age, led her to believe that everything she foresaw her memories. Bearing no ill will towards the Exceeds, Natsu and the others bid them farewell, as they fly off into the distance. Wishing to head back to the Guild, they are stopped by Gajeel, denying Natsu's request to join in on everyone's mockery of Nadi's habit, Pantherlily, who wonders where Pantherlily is. Panterlily, who's body has shrunk to accommodate itself to the Earth Land environment, reveals himself, wishing to join Fairy Tail, as it was the Guild that Mystogan was in, and that Gajeel had promised that he could join, much to the Iron Dragon Slayer's delight, but that he found someone suspicious hiding in the bushes. Pulling the rope he's tied her up with, Pantherlily reveals to have captured Lisanna, declaring that she's not suspicious, shocking everyone. Wondering how Lisanna could be in Earth Land, as those from Edolas have no Magic in their bodies, Lisanna jumps on Natsu, happy to see him again. Lisanna reveals that she is the Lisanna that they all grew up with, and that, during her mission with Elfman and Mirajane two years prior, upon being struck by Elfman and rendered unconscious, she was sent through an Anima, switching places with her Edolas counterpart. After stumbling upon the Edolas Fairy Tail Guild, who were happy to see her again, mistaking her for their Lisanna, Lisanna correctly deduced that the Lisanna from Edolas was dead, and decided to take her place upon seeing how happy everyone, especially the Edolas counterparts to Elfman and Mirajane, were. Lisanna explains that she decided to stay, and, before long, two years had passed. Then, upon noticing Natsu and Happy's arrival, realizing that they were the Natsu and Happy from Earth Land, Lisanna explains to Natsu that she had resolved to stay in Edolas, so as to never make Elfman and Mirajane sad again. However, Lisanna, originally from Earth Land, was sucked into the Reverse-Anima, where Elfman and Mirajane tell her that they knew she was never their real sister. Upon finishing her story, Natsu and the others bring Lisanna to the Kardia Cathedral. Natsu and the others then smile happily as the Strauss siblings are reunited at last.
Tenrou Island arcEdit
Natsu and the rest of Fairy Tail, later, throw a party, celebrating Lisanna's return which, inevitably, erupts, once again, into a full-scale brawl between members of the Guild, courtesy of Natsu and Gajeel. Days later, Natsu is seen taking jobs left and right, hoping to make an impression upon the Master, as the S-Class Mage Promotion Trial is fast approaching. Makarov then announces the start of the Trial, saying that the Trial, this year, will take place on Tenrou Island, Fairy Tail's holy ground, to which Natsu responds with excitement, and that the eight participating Mages are: Natsu, Gray, Juvia, Elfman, Cana, Freed, Levy, and Mest Gryder. Makarov and the S-Class Mages then explain the rules: all the participants have one week to choose a partner whom they would like to participate with, their partner cannot be an S-Class Mage, and that their partner must be a Mage of Fairy Tail. As Gildarts announces his participation as an obstacle to the challengers, Natsu expresses his joy at the fact, although, the others around him don't share the same feelings. When Lucy asks if Natsu has chosen his partner, he says that it is Happy. When Gray chides Natsu for being next to useless in a fight, as Happy is only useful for speed, Happy says that he'll make Natsu an S-Class Mage without a doubt, to which Natsu adds on that he can't go easy on them simply because they're friends. Natsu then runs off, with Happy in tow, and announces that he must train.
On the boat headed towards the island, Natsu, sick because of the boat's motion, vomits over the boat's railings, complaining that Wendy won't cast Troia, however, Loke says that it's only to be expected, as Wendy is Mest's partner, not his. As the island comes into view, Happy points out to, the still sick, Natsu that they've arrive. Makarov, dressed for the weather, then stands atop the boat's railings, declaring that it is rumored that fairies used to reside on Tenrou Island, and that is the resting place of the First Master, Mavis Vermilion. Makarov then details the rules of the Trial, saying that for the first part, each team must pick one of eight paths that diverge from the starting point, which, in this case, happens to be the shore, and that different paths must be taken for each team. Natsu looks on as Makarov points out that there are S-Class Mages waiting for them down some of the paths, and that down others, they will have to fight each other. Natsu then readies to leave with Happy, but Freed's Jutsu Shiki prevents everyone other than him and Bickslow from leaving. Levy then rewrites Freed's runes, however, only for her and Gajeel, making Natsu angry. Natsu's anger continues to soar after Evergreen rewrites Freed's runes once again, however, only for her and Elfman. Five minutes later, upon the automatic dispelling of Freed's Jutsu Shiki, Natsu and Happy, utilizing Max Speed, quickly rush to Tenrou Island. Upon arriving at the shore, Natsu, only left with four paths left to pick, opts for the E Path, declaring that "E" must stand for "Erza", and charges forward, intending to beat her.
Natsu continues down the path, shouting Erza's name, declaring that he's finally going to beat her. However, when he gets the the clearing, Natsu finds, however, that it is now Erza who is waiting for him, but Gildarts. Natsu shouts the S-Class Mage's name in surprise, as Happy declares the Trial to be over for them. Gildarts then apologizes to Natsu, saying that he's just unlucky, and reminds him how much he hates holding back when fighting. Natsu, however, just stares at Gildarts, and declares that he's "all fired up.". Natsu then charges at Gildarts. While Happy criticizes Natsu for his reckless impatience, Gildarts comments for Natsu to slow down, declaring that he hasn't mentally prepared for their battle just yet. Natsu then explosively punches Gildarts, but the S-Class Mage blocks Natsu's punch with ease, and then, much to Happy's dismay, Gildarts strikes Natsu with his signature Crash, seemingly obliterating him. With Happy declaring that Natsu's been blown to pieces, Gildarts says that he warned Natsu that he doesn't like holding back. Natsu then drops down from the sky, declaring that he's far from finished, and barrages Gildarts with a flurry of his most powerful attacks. Gildarts, however, utilizing Crash as a cushion, blocks all of Natsu's attacks, hitting him back, in turn, for every blow dealt. Natsu then, after being thrown away by Gildarts, attacks the S-Class Mage with his Fire Dragon's Roar, but Gildarts, utilizing his Disassembly Magic, breaks apart Natsu's Dragon's Roar. However, Gildarts, going too far with his Magic, hits Natsu as well. Gildarts curses himself for his carelessness and quells Happy's fear for Natsu's death, saying that it wasn't that kind of Magic. Looking up, Happy sees many miniature Natsu's falling from the sky. Just as he declares Natsu to have failed, Gildarts stares in amazement as all the miniature Natsu's tell him to wait. With each one declaring that they've far from given up, the many Natsu's ready themselves to confront Gildarts.
The miniature Natsu's then charge at Gildarts in unison, with Gildarts sweeping them away with his cloak. However, this proves ineffective as the many Natsu's jump onto Gildarts himself, poking and pulling at him, before comically barraging the S-Class Mage with a multitude of Fire Dragon Slayer Spells. Fed up with the miniature Natsu's, Gildarts joins them back into the original Natsu, however, to Gildarts' surprise, Natsu materializes directly in front of Gildarts. Saying that his opportunity has arrived, Natsu strikes Gildarts with his strongest spell: Crimson Lotus: Exploding Flame Blade. After the smoke clears, Natsu looks on to see that Gildarts had completely blocked his Dragon Slayer's Secret Art. Natsu rebuts Happy's statement that his attack was ineffective, noting that Gildarts had moved from his original position, claiming that this is enormous progress. As Natsu becomes dizzy, Gildarts claims that as a supervisor, now having a deep understanding of Natsu's power, he would normally let him pass. Natsu, however, angrily states that there's no point in becoming an S-Class Mage unless he beats Gildarts. Gildarts says that he figured that Natsu would say something along those lines, and angrily stares at Natsu, fearing him, declaring that from here on, he won't hold back anymore. Gildarts then completely releases his Magic Power, saying that Natsu is missing an important something on his journey to sit atop the Magic World, sternly declaring that he must learn it. In a flash of light, Natsu, now hesitant to attack Gildarts, musters up the courage to do so, and briefly charges at him, until he spots Gildarts' gaze, which halts Natsu. Now trembling, Natsu slowly, but surely, loses his resolve, and falls to the ground, declaring, on his hands and knees, that he lost. Natsu, still in shock, listens to Gildarts says that Natsu's declaration of loss was wonderful, and that he admires his brave attempt at standing up again. However, Gildarts says that those who have the courage to cease fighting are even rarer than those with the courage to go on. Saying that fear isn't evil, but a tool that one uses to acknowledge their weaknesses and become gentle, Gildarts declares Natsu to have passed, as he has learned what is needed to become an S-Class Mage. As Natsu begins to protest, Gildarts declares that his decision is final, but reminds Natsu that ahead, an even more grueling test awaits. Walking away, Gildarts then says to Natsu that, as his friend, that he shouldn't give up, and that he understands his desire to win, as a man, although, Gildarts notes that being Magically proficient is all there is to be in the world. Gildarts then declares that he and Natsu are the same, and states that he would like to fight him again, encouraging a crying Natsu to go forth, and become an S-Class Mage.
With everyone finishing arriving through their respective paths, Natsu sits atop a boulder, still unhappy about his loss to Gildarts. With Evergreen and Elfman arriving just in the nick of time, Makarov announces the second part of the trial and Natsu, deep in contemplation, jumps up, snapping out of his stupor, and challenges the remaining competitors as to see who can become the next S-Class Mage, sparking a raucous jubilation from everyone. Running, hoping to be the first to find Mavis Vermilion's grave, one of Tenrou Island's many native animals jumps up in front of Natsu, but Natsu punches the beast away, declaring that its in his way. Natsu then runs up to the creature and demands that it tells him where Mavis' grave is located. The creature then replies that it doesn't know, to which Natsu sadly grunts. Natsu then wonders how they're going to find Mavis' grave with no hints before, suddenly, arriving at the conclusion that the Tenrou Tree looks quite suspicious. Taking to the skies with Happy, Natsu resolves to investigate the mysterious tree. Later on, Natsu jumps down from the sky, and protects Evergreen and Elfman from the Death Wave released by the newly stumbled upon Black Wizard, Zeref. Zeref cries upon seeing Natsu, saying his name, prompting Natsu to angrily ask who the Black Wizard is.
Natsu, getting up, states that he has a bad feeling about the Black Wizard, noting that all the trees in the area have withered and died from exposure to his Magic. Natsu then states that he doesn't know who Zeref is and tells the Black Wizard that this is their Guild's island, ordering him to stay out of their way, as the Trial is still ongoing, to which Zeref replies that Natsu has grown. Zeref then tells Natsu that he's been wanting to see him, which Natsu angers Natsu, who punches Zeref squarely in the face, demanding to know who he is. As Natsu once again demands to know who Zeref is, the Black Wizard rises, completely unfazed by Natsu's attack. Zeref tells them all to run, as he is going to release another Death Wave. However, after the smoke from the spell's release clears, everyone emerges, surprisingly, unharmed. Natsu's scarf, in the process, turned black as a result. Natsu then curses Zeref, saying that it's the scarf that he received from Igneel, as Happy ponders the possibility that Igneel gave Natsu the scarf to protect him.
Following Zeref's disappearance, Natsu expresses his distaste for what he did to the scarf he received from Igneel, saying that black-on-black is highly unfashionable, much to Elfman and Evergreen's confusion. Evergreen then points out that with the discord occurring on the island, the exam needs to be put on hold, although Natsu and Elfman wholeheartedly disagree with her, with Natsu claiming that he promised Gildarts he'd pass. Natsu then shouts for them to continue, with Elfman agreeing, calling for Evergreen to go along with him, to which she scolds Elfman for ordering her around. Later, when Levy informs Erza of Grimoire Heart's invasion, Natsu takes note of the signal flare Erza fires, Natsu wonders if the enemy is Zeref, Happy notes that whomever it is, they are soon ready to attack. Natsu then says that he doesn't care who the enemy is, and that if they pick a fight with Fairy Tail, then he'll just fight back harder. Natsu and Happy, still roaming through the forest, hear sound of Azuma destroying the Magic Council's battleship. Inquisitive as to the whereabouts of the noise, Natsu, with Happy in tow, run towards it. Natsu then, after seeing the billowing tower of flames produced by Azuma's Tower Burst, notes that nobody in Fairy Tail possesses Magic that can create something like that and correctly deduces that it's the enemy, making haste as he runs towards the explosion sight. Natsu arrives soon thereafter, with Azuma having disappeared, and cradles the wounded Wendy, asking her if she is okay, and wondering aloud as to who could have done such a thing. Natsu then sees Mest, who's Memory Control has worn off, and grabs him by the collar, angrily asking him if he was the one who hurt Wendy and the others. Wendy then reveals that Mest is a member of the Council, and Natsu promptly sets him down, nervously commenting on Mest's appearance. However, Natsu then panics, coming to the incorrect assumption that the Magic Council is Fairy Tail's attacker. Carla corrects Natsu, telling him that their enemy is one-third of the Balam Alliance: the Dark Guild Grimoire Heart. Just then, Caprico flies overhead and drops Grimoire Heart's numerous soldiers upon them. As Hades overwhelms Makarov with his Amaterasu, Natsu, feeling the resounding shockwave, wonders what is happening.
Natsu then engages the Grimoire Heart underlings in battle, and easily defeats the majority. After seeing Natsu's strength, however, Zancrow, one of the Seven Kin of Purgatory arrives on the battlefield, and informs his underlings that they aren't strong enough to handle Natsu, and that he'll do it in their stead. Natsu then watches as, to his shock, as Zancrow sets his own Guildmates ablaze with black flames, sadistically laughing as he does so, calling them weak. Natsu then yells at Zancrow, screaming that those are his allies, but Zancrow turns his flames on Natsu, and Natsu shouts that flames are ineffective on him. As Wendy tells Natsu that Zancrow's black flames are ominous, Natsu is struck, and finds himself unable to eat them. Zancrow then calls Natsu cocky, and blows him away, telling him that a "Dragon" cannot ingest the flame of a "God", lest they be wrought with divine punishment. Zancrow then shocks Natsu by revealing that his flames exist on a higher plane than his, as he is a man who slays Gods: a God Slayer. Natsu then charges at Zancrow, and the two engage in very rapid hand-to-hand combat, with Zancrow mocking Natsu, asking him if Dragon Slayers are only as strong as he is. Natsu, in return, asks Zancrow if a God really taught him him his Magic, to which Zancrow replies that Hades taught him, and, as he is as close to a God that anyone can be, God himself might has well have taught him. Natsu then proceeds to deride Zancrow, saying that he only learned his Magic from a human, whereas Natsu learned his from an actual Dragon. Zancrow and Natsu then clash flames, with Zancrow's overwhelming Natsu's own. Zancrow then proceeds to attack Wendy and the Exceeds with his black flames, angering Natsu. Natsu then unleashes his Fire Dragon's Roar against Zancrow, but the Flame God Slayer, telling Natsu that Gods gave humans fire, not Dragons, devours Natsu's flames, and decimates Natsu with his Flame God's Bellow, sending over the edge of a nearby cliff, laughing maniacally as he does so.
Natsu then gets up, claiming that for the first time in a very long while, he's thought of fire as actually being hot. Natsu then stops, and smells Makarov nearby. Running towards his mortally wounded Master, Natsu questions if he's okay, stating that he'll take him to Wendy right away, ordering Makarov not to move. As Natsu demands that Makarov tell him who wounded him, the injured Master tells Natsu that they have no hope of winning the war against Grimoire Heart. Natsu, unable to comprehend the meaning of Makarov's words, once again asks him who wounded him. As Natsu remembers his almost immediate prior defeat at the hands of Zancrow, Natsu says that they shouldn't worry about losing, as he'll simply win the next time. Natsu then tells Makarov that he's Fairy Tail's Master, and that he can't abandon the Trial, admonishing him for his lack of faith in their power, to which Makarov replies that sometimes, people must admit defeat. However, Zancrow reappears, mocking Makarov for his loss against Hades. Natsu gets up, demanding to know who Hades is, but Makarov grabs the Fire Dragon Slayer's leg, telling him that he can't win. Natsu, now shaking in fear, tells Makarov that he can, as Zancrow mocks Natsu for being afraid. Natsu then recollects Gildarts' words about fear not being something to fight against, with Zancrow, over the top of Natsu's thoughts, bellowing that Natsu has every right to fear him, as he is as strong as a God. Natsu then tells Zancrow that he's correct; he is indeed fearful, but notes that it's different from the kind of fear Gildarts mentioned, much to Zancrow's confusion. Natsu then covers his body in flames, and lividly explains to Zancrow that he's afraid that the person that hurt Makarov would be defeated at the hands of someone other than his. With Zancrow now the one stricken with fear, Natsu declares that he will defeat Hades, and that he will never forgive any of them for the harm they've brought onto the Guild.
Zancrow then mocks Natsu for his declaration, as the latter angrily stares down the former. Zancrow and Natsu then butt heads, with Zancrow declaring, in response to Natsu, that he'll make it so that Natsu will even so much as joke about a matter such as that. Natsu and Zancrow then trade heavy blows, with Zancrow noting that Natsu's flames don't hurt, as they are from a Dragon, not a God. Zancrow then mocks Natsu's abilities, telling him that Flame God Slayer Flames don't burn, but, rather, destroy everything in their path. Zancrow then slices through many of the surrounding trees, sending their trunks high into the air, but Natsu, making quick use of them, punches one of the trunks right on top of Zancrow. Zancrow, however, bursts through the trunk, punching Natsu, declaring that as a Flame God, he loves devouring Fire Mages. Zancrow then, making use of his Flame God's Supper, traps Natsu in his black flames, telling the Fire Dragon Slayer that he will be reduced to nothing but ash. Natsu then tries, to no avail, to eat the black flames, with Zancrow being grabbed by Makarov in the process. Makarov, trying to protect Natsu, threatens Zancrow, saying that if he hurts Natsu any more, he'll crush him to death. Natsu then screams in terror as Zancrow sets his body ablaze, causing Makarov's hand to catch on fire. Natsu continues to beg Makarov to stop, but Makarov tells Zancrow to never underestimate the power of a family. Natsu then releases a large burst of flames from his body, momentarily releasing him from Zancrow's, but uses all his Magic Power is drained away in the process. With his Magic Power gone, however, Natsu finds himself, to the other's surprise, to ingest Zancrow's flames. Makarov then notes the severity of Natsu's actions, claiming that using such a way to defeat the enemy is a surefire way to die, throwing Zancrow in the air as he says so. Natsu then says that he wants nobody to die, let alone himself, and states that they're all going home, to Fairy Tail. Bringing his and Zancrow's flames together, Natsu's Dragon God's Brilliant Flame defeats Zancrow. Standing victorious, Natsu looks at the defeated Zancrow with utter disdain.
Having finally bested the Flame God Slayer, Natsu tells Makarov that Gildarts taught him the value of being afraid, and of learning when to admit defeat, but declares that in their present situation, giving up isn't an option. Natsu says that they must make Grimoire Heart pay for harming Fairy Tail, and show them the full power of their Guild. Raising his fist in the air as a sign of declaration, Natsu finally collapses, exhausted.
Later on, Wendy arrives, and tries to heal the wounded Natsu and Makarov, however, she finds that, no matter how hard she tries, the former Mage is unable to be healed. Makarov then tells Wendy that to heal Natsu, she must remove the evil that plagues his scarf, to which she expresses her ability to do so. Natsu later awakes, and the scent of Zalty, the man Natsu fought on Galuna Island, wafts in his directs. Recollecting whom it belonged to, Natsu charges, headstrong, to the scent's source. Homing in on Ultear's location, Natsu slips on a large tree leaf, and finds himself carried down a large slope, arriving, conveniently exactly where Zeref lays, unconscious. Recognizing the Black Wizard, Happy warns Natsu about the ground surrounding him, and, just in time, Natsu moves out of the way, as a large tree suddenly manifests itself just under his prior footing. Ultear, sitting on top of a tree branch, tells Natsu that there was a sprout underneath him, and that with her Arc of Time, she sped up its growth. Natsu then says that Ultear and Zalty have the same scent, and declares that she's a cross-dresser, but Ultear denies this, telling Natsu that this is what she truly looks like, announcing that she is the leader of the Seven Kin of Purgatory. Ultear then wonders aloud if Natsu is after Zeref as well, startling the Fire Dragon Slayer. Ultear then declares that she won't hand him over, but Natsu states that he doesn't want Zeref, he just wants to make everyone pay, him included, for bringing pain upon Fairy Tail.
Ultear then comments on payback, saying that she also owes Natsu payback for involving himself in her plans on Galuna Island. Declaring that she's not holding back this time, Natsu climbs up the tree that Ultear is resting upon, berating her for interrupting the S-Class Mage Promotion Trial, claiming that if it wasn't for them, then he could've already become an S-Class Mage. Ultear questions Natsu's words, hitting him with one of her orbs, pushing the Fire Dragon Slayer off of the tree. Landing on a nearby branch, Natsu finds himself surrounded by a number of Ultear's orbs, which she claims to be Parallel Worlds, and attacks Natsu with them, saying that she can imagine many different futures for him, bringing the orbs together, Natsu is hit by Ultear's Flash Forward. Screaming in pain, Ultear tells Natsu that their fun is just beginning.
As Kain Hikaru chases Lucy throughout Tenrou Island's forest, they happen across Natsu's battle with Ultear. In response to interrupting his battle, Natsu kicks Kain squarely in the face, sending the Grimoire Heart Mage rolling towards Ultear. Lucy then calls out to Natsu, expressing her joy towards his timely intervention, although, Natsu, upon seeing her, asks Lucy, quite bluntly, what she's doing in the area. Lucy then asks Natsu if he was fighting, to which he demands that Lucy leave his opponent alone, as he is fighting Ultear. Happy then notes that Ultear is going to be a tough opponent, even for Natsu, which he denies. Happy then points out to Natsu that there are now two opponents, to which Natsu replies that they've just added another member to their side as well. Saying that they should abandon the Trial, Natsu offers Lucy to, quite nostalgically, form a team with him and Happy. With Happy and Lucy reminiscing, Natsu spits out his excitement. Lucy and Natsu then high five one another, encouraging each other, before readying themselves to face Kain and Ultear.
As Natsu stares Kain and Ultear down, Kain tells Ultear that he can handle Natsu and Lucy by himself, which irritates Natsu, saying that he's ruining the entire concept of a two-on-two battle, which also angers Happy, who yells at Natsu for not including him in their count. Ultear prepares to leave with Zeref, and Natsu charges at Ultear, trying to prevent her departure, but is punched away by Kain. Lucy then motions to help Natsu with Kain, but is stopped by Kain's Ushi no Koku Mairi, which causes Natsu to wonder why she stopped, not understanding the situation. Natsu then wonders what's happening to Lucy, and, as Kain toys with her body using his Magic, Natsu says that what Kain's doing to Lucy looks like fun. Kain then forces Lucy to attack Natsu, and although he dodges her first strike, before he can unleash his Fire Dragon's Roar, Lucy kicks Natsu squarely in the face. As they lay upon the ground, with Natsu questioning what Lucy's doing to him, Kain forces Lucy to punch Natsu in the face. Annoyed by Kain's control over Lucy, Natsu grabs Lucy's arms, and Happy manages to grab Kain's doll, Mr. Cursey, giving him control over Lucy instead. Happy then, with control, forces Lucy to push Natsu's face into her breasts.
Kain then punches Happy, who drops Mr. Cursey, but before he can take it back, Natsu swipes it away, causing Lucy to get swept up in the motions. Kain then slams Natsu into a rock pile, causing it to collapse on top of him. Natsu, trapped, can only watch in horror as Kain brutalizes Lucy. Natsu tells Lucy to run, saying that he'll find a way to beat Kain by himself, but Lucy refuses, saying that she'd rather be with everyone, rather than run away, awing Natsu. With Kain killing Lucy, Natsu struggles to get free, but notices Mr. Cursey lying on the ground next to him. Controlling Lucy with the doll, Natsu gives her the ability to fight back. Thinking of a better way to win, Natsu sets Mr. Cursey's hand on fire with his Fire Dragon Slayer Magic, causing the same thing to happen to Lucy's hand. Natsu then throws Mr. Cursey to Happy, and together, they defeat Kain with Secret Attack: Lucy Fire.
After the battle, Natsu still struggles to get out from underneath the rock, but, upon being suggested, Natsu breaks free using his Fire Dragon Slayer Magic. Now free, Natsu tries to track Zeref, but is unable to, as something in interfering with his scent. Lucy then tells Natsu that Grimoire Heart is planning to use Zeref to change the world, to which Natsu replies that changing the world is a lot of work, but that Grimoire Heart won't succeed, as he'll make them pay for hurting Makarov. Lucy then theorizes that Grimoire Heart has an airship, and that they should find it, but as Happy has run out of Magic Power, Natsu says that they should return to the campsite where Wendy is.
As Natsu arrives at the campsite, Mest, now revealing himself to be Doranbolt, arrives right alongside him, and smashes the Rune Knights' communication Lacrima. Natsu then questions where Doranbolt went, but he says that he's come back to help them leave the island, but Natsu, accompanied by everyone else, refuses to leave Tenrou Island. When Doranbolt warns Natsu of the impending threat of Etherion, Natsu simply states that they'll just defeat Grimoire Heart before they fire it. When Doranbolt says that there's nothing that Fairy Tail can do, Natsu approaches Doranbolt, and says that he doesn't care who their enemy is, but that if anyone dares to lay a hand on Fairy Tail, he'll destroy them. Natsu then asks Doranbolt to stall the Magic Council, as Doranbolt says that stopping the Council altogether is impossible. When Doranbolt asks them how they can stop a Guild like Grimoire Heart, Natsu simply says that they'll defeat them with all their strength.
During their travel to the camp where their wounded Guildmates lay, Bluenote Stinger, Grimoire Heart's second in command, appears, and swiftly defeats Natsu and the others. Bluenote then begins interrogating Natsu as to the whereabouts of Fairy Glitter, one of the three great Magics unique to the Fairy Tail Guild, but Natsu claims that he doesn't know anything about it, prompting him to crush Natsu with his Gravity Magic. Natsu then charges at Bluenote, but Bluenote blasts him away. Upon seeing Makarov, Bluenote motions towards the injured Fairy Tail Master, to which Natsu threatens Bluenote.
Cana arrives just in time to save Natsu and the others from Bluenote, but is pushed to the ground by Bluenote's Gravity Magic. Cana then asks for Natsu and the others to buy her some time to build up her Magic Power. As Bluenote explains Grimoire Heart's true goal, he attempts to kill Cana, but Natsu sticks his head into the ground, and uses his Fire Dragon's Roar, burning Bluenote from below, saving Cana. Bluenote then pushes Natsu away, just as Cana prepares to cast Fairy Glitter. As Natsu supports Cana, she casts Fairy Glitter but, much to Natsu's horror, Bluenote dissipates the almighty Magic, sending the entire group flying. Natsu looks on, in pain, as Bluenote once again prepares to kill Cana. To his amazement, however, Gildarts arrives, livid, and strikes Bluenote away, saving them all.
To Natsu's confusion, Gildarts orders them all to leave, but the shock wave formed from his and Bluenote's clash sends them flying away. Cana, however, points out that they'd only be in Gildarts' way, and Natsu and the others leave, despite him wanting to watch them fight. Later, when Azuma destroys the Tenrou Tree, Natsu is seen collapsing, along with all the other members of Fairy Tail.
After Erza defeats Azuma, Natsu, Lucy and Wendy regroup with the rest of the Guild at the main camp, where they are shocked to see so many of their Guildmates injured. As Pantherlily talks about splitting the remaining Guild members into an attack and defense team, Natsu stares on in silence. Natsu then resolves to go and defeat Hades, asking for Lucy and Happy to come with him, with Wendy and the Exceeds opting to tag along. Along the way, Natsu, Lucy, and Wendy cross paths with Erza and Gray. The five Fairy Tail Mages then arrive at Grimoire Heart's Airship, and stare the Grimoire Heart Master down.
As Hades tells Natsu and the others to come whenever they're ready, Natsu shouts for the Dark Mage to come to them instead, to no avail, however. Natsu then turns to the Exceeds, and asks them to search the airship for a power source, and destroy it. As a precautionary measure, Wendy casts Troia on Natsu, eliminating the threat of motion sickness. Gray then creates stairs for them to climb, and Natsu and the others rush towards Hades, with Natsu making the first move, telling him to feel the power that Fairy Tail possesses. Using Natsu's initial attack as a distraction, Team Natsu attacks Hades together, with Wendy acting as support. Natsu then attacks the Dark Guild Master with Fire Dragon's Wing Attack, but Hades counters by attaching a chain to the back of Natsu's head, but Erza severs the chain, allowing for Gray to launch Natsu towards Hades. Using the propulsion from Wendy and Lucy's Unison Raid, Natsu delivers a devastating Fire Dragon's Sword Horn to Hades' chest. Hades then emerges from the rubble, unscathed. With Natsu noting that his Magic Power has changed, Hades screams, seemingly causing Wendy to disappear, leaving only her clothes behind, warranting Natsu's full attention.
Natsu, still worried, cries out for Wendy, but becomes relieved when he discovers that Horologium appeared, saving her from certain death. As Hades calls them interesting, Natsu questions Hades, wondering if he knows Makarov. Hades then reveals that he was Fairy Tail's Second Master, and that he was the one who chose Makarov. Natsu, enraged, runs towards Hades, calling him a liar, but is attacked by Hades' Amaterasu. Hades then gleefully shoots Team Natsu with his Bullet Magic, telling them to dance. Lying defeated, Hades approaches Team Natsu, proclaiming that their journey is at an end, and that it was a mistake to entrust his will to Makarov. Natsu then yells at Hades, telling him that there's nothing wrong with change, and that they live in the now, unlike him. Natsu then finishes by saying that those who don't have the courage to change might as well be dead. Enraged, Hades tortures Natsu with his Bullet Magic, telling Natsu that he should hate Makarov, not him, for the way that he's going to die. Natsu then calls Hades Makarov's rival, but before Hades can deliver the final blow, lightning strikes the airship. Natsu then looks on in amazement as Laxus arrives, saving him from otherwise certain death.
Upon his arrival, Laxus picks on Natsu, making fun of his worse-for-wear appearance, which smiles at in enjoyment. Natsu then watches, in amazement, as Laxus and Hades battle, seemingly on equal terms. However, upon Laxus being struck by one of Hades' Amaterasu spells, Natsu is blown back by the force of the explosion. When Laxus buckles, caused by the damage he received from the prior explosion, Natsu cries out in worry. When Laxus says that he has a ways to go, regarding Hades, Natsu questions the meaning behind his words. Natsu then reassures Laxus that he can be angry at those who harm Fairy Tail, even though he isn't a member anymore, prompting Laxus to strike Natsu with his lightning. Having been struck by Hades' Magic, Laxus tells Natsu that the lightning he's given him is a gift, to which Natsu thanks him for the meal. Laxus then states that he's given Natsu every last bit of his Magic, and Natsu asks why, pointing out that he's much weaker than Laxus, to which Laxus tells Natsu that someone with Fairy Tail's mark needs to defeat Hades. Wiping the tears from his eyes, Laxus' lightning and Natsu's flames completely fuse, and, entering Lightning Flame Dragon Mode, Natsu lividly states that he's about to personally deliver the Lightning Flame Dragon's 100-fold payback to Hades.
With the power of Laxus' lightning surging inside him, Natsu overwhelms Hades by combining his Fire Dragon Slayer Magic with Laxus' Lightning Magic, creating explosive high-voltage attacks. Natsu then angrily berates Hades for harming their Guild, screaming that he's going to completely erase the former Guild Master. Hades then tries to bind Natsu's arms with his Chain Magic, but Natsu breaks them. Natsu then releases the highly destructive Lightning Flame Dragon's Roar, which hits Hades, and destroys half of Tenrou Island. Exhausted, Natsu looks at Hades, whom is lying on the ground, and nearly falls into the hole he created, stating that he finally did it, but is saved by Lucy. Natsu then thanks Lucy for saving him, stating that he's run out of Magic Power. Hades then stands, praising Natsu and his Guildmates for their strength. Hades then releases his Demon's Eye stating that he's going to show them all something spectacular: the abyss of Magic. As Hades states that he's going to end them, Natsu curses his inability to, so much as, move.
Natsu, still unable to move, listens to Hades explanation of Magic, in which he states that to find the source of Magic, The One Magic, one needs to immerse themselves in the deepest darkness. Stating that Natsu and the others lack the drive to immerse themselves in said darkness, Hades performs the forbidden Living Magic Spell, Nemesis, creating a multitude of demons from the surrounding rubble. With everyone shaking in fear, Natsu grabs Lucy, who is hugging him, and recounts to them the words that Gildarts spoke to him regarding fear. Stating that they've learned their fear, they can now use it to grow stronger, and face it head on. Natsu then shouts that they've got nothing to fear, as they're not alone, as they have each other. Natsu then charges at Hades, screaming the signal for counterattack. Still exhausted, Natsu collapses, but is picked up, and thrown forward, by Lucy and Wendy. Gray and Erza, who were ahead of them, then propel Natsu even farther forward. Natsu then screams at Hades, who tells them all to sink into the abyss, as the airship explodes.
Following the explosion, Natsu's scarf is blown about, and, through the dust and debris, Natsu is shown to have struck Hades squarely in the face. Natsu then continues on to repeatedly strike the Dark Guild Master, as he wonders why his Dark Magic had no effect, claiming that his Magic Power has disappeared, noting that it must be because someone destroyed the source of his Magic Power: the Devil's Heart. Thanks to Ultear, who has restored Tenrou Island to its original state, Team Natsu's Magic Power is replenished, and Natsu shouts that the victory goes to Fairy Tail. Hades then strikes Natsu, rebutting his claim, but Laxus rises, and punches Hades back, screaming for Fairy Tail to attack. Team Natsu then attacks Hades together, battering him. Natsu then charges at Hades one final time and uses his Dragon Slayer's Secret Art Revision: Crimson Lotus: Exploding Lightning Blade. With the torrent of lightning and flames, Hades is defeated. Natsu falls to the ground and screams a cry of victory, as the sun finally rises on Tenrou Island.
Following the battle, Lucy returns Igneel's scarf to Natsu, to which he expresses his gratitude. The Exceeds then come running, being chased by the lower-ranked members of Grimoire Heart. Noting that they are all out of Magic Power, Team Natsu is about to be attacked, but are saved by the arrival of Makarov and the majority of the Tenrou Team. The members then flee, seeing that Makarov stands in their way, and that Hades has been defeated. Fairy Tail then celebrates their victory. Natsu then declares, with the threat of Grimoire Heart no longer looming, that they should continue the Trial, and that, to make it simple, they'll just fight each other. Natsu and Gajeel then begin to spit insults, but Natsu collapses from having eaten a substance other than fire.
Natsu, and many others, are then shocked to hear that Makarov has cancelled the Trial; a result of the many events that transpired over the last day. Natsu then starts throwing a tantrum, and Makarov tells Natsu that if he can defeat him, then he can become an S-Class Mage. Natsu expresses his enthusiam, but is promptly punched into a tree, courtesy of Makarov, and therefore fails. Natsu is then seen fishing with Gildarts, but is interrupted by Cana and Lucy's arrival. Pulling Natsu away from the river, Lucy demands that he return to the campsite. Natsu then watches, dumbfounded, as Cana reveals that Gildarts is her father. Natsu, and the rest of the Tenrou Team, freezes upon hearing the roar of a Dragon. Rushing back to the campsite, Natsu looks up into the sky, and sees The Black Dragon of the Apocalypse, Acnologia, soaring overhead. As Natsu remarks that Dragons truly do exist, Acnologia decends, destroying everything around him. Natsu then ceases his ramblings, truly afraid of the Black Dragon. The Dragon then jumps, and lands right in front of the Tenrou Team, prompting them to flee. Makarov then stops Natsu from acting irrationally, and uses his Titan to battle the Dragon head-on. Natsu then shouts that he should fight Acnologia, as he is a Dragon Slayer. Laxus, however, grabs Natsu, and begins to run. Natsu then begins to insult Laxus, but stops upon seeing his tears. Natsu then looks on, in tears, as Makarov grapples the gargantuan Dragon.
Ignoring Laxus' protests, Natsu returns to help Makarov, and grabs the Dragon, preventing him from striking the final blow. Natsu then demands that Acnologia leave Makarov alone, as the entire Tenrou Team returns to fight Acnologia. Acnologia then ascends, and prepares its Dragon's Roar. Seeing this, Natsu declares that they can't let it end here. The Tenrou Team then joins hands as Acnologia fires his Roar, completely obliterating Tenrou Island.
Once Tenrou Island reappears, the remaining members of Fairy Tail travel to where the island is, and, upon docking their ship, find, a ways into the forest, Natsu's body, sticking out of the dirt. Natsu wakes up, and is surprised to see Jet and Droy standing above, and comments on the way they've aged, especially Droy's new body proportions. As Natsu remembers that they were hit by Acnologia's Roar, Mavis Vermilion appears, and reveals that she saved them by using the great Fairy Sphere. Natsu and the Tenrou Team then return to the Guild, who's base of operations is now a small tavern, and kicks Teebo away, before the Twilight Ogre Mage can harm Romeo. Natsu then sees Romeo, and tells him that he's all grown up. Crying, Romeo smiles for the first time in seven years, and welcomes Natsu home.
At the party celebrating their return, Natsu is impressed by Romeo's new Fire Magic abilities. Romeo reveals to Natsu that he has been taking classes from Totomaru. Natsu asks to come, but Romeo says it would be best not to, as Totomaru still holds a grudge against him. Later on, after Natsu and Happy realize they have no savings at their house, they follow Lucy to see her father, hoping he would lend them the funds they need. When they arrive at Love & Lucky, Lucy asks to see her father, but they are informed that he had died one month ago.
Natsu, along with Happy, travel back to Magnolia Town with Lucy. On the way, they encounter two girls talking about how terrible their fathers are, causing Natsu to scream at them in anger. Lucy tells Natsu to stop yelling at them, and apologizes for making them worry about her. When Lucy says that she thinks she hates her father, Natsu replies that simply because she can't cry, that doesn't change how she feels. Natsu and Happy are then seen, by Macao and Wakaba, downtroddenly meandering throughout Magnolia. Later, Natsu and Happy bring Lucy a job to cheer her 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
Back at the Guild, Natsu is informed that since their disappearance, Fairy Tail became the weakest Guild in Fiore, and that a Guild called Sabertooth has risen to the top. Unlike his Guildmates, who are disheartened by the fact, Natsu expresses his enthusiasm at being able to fight their way back to the top.
Some time later, Natsu and Max get into a friendly battle. Max, surprisingly, maintains the upper hand, against Natsu, until Natsu becomes angry at his weakness, and enters Lightning Flame Dragon Mode, attacking Max with Lightning Flame Dragon's Roar, destroying much of the surrounding area. Max then collapses, admitting defeat, claiming that something like that could've killed him. Natsu then laughs, asking for his next opponent, but collapses from exhaustion. Natsu and Lucy, accompanied by Gray, Wendy, Happy, and Carla, venture to Porlyusica's house in the forest, seeking to increase the Magic Power reserves, but, to their dismay, she demands that they leave. When they don't, Porlyusica comes out of her house once more, and begins attacking them with a broom, prompting the group to run away. After running away, Natsu and others collapse, from exhaustion, and Natsu listens, in shock, as Wendy states that Porlyusica had the exact same scent and voice as her foster mother, The Sky Dragon Grandeeney.
Natsu then asks Wendy if she's sure about what she thinks, to which the Sky Dragon Slayer says that she isn't sure. Natsu then resolves to go back and see Porlyusica, but the woman appears behind them as Natsu and Wendy discuss the gentleness of their respective foster parents. Porlyusica then reveals that she is Grandeeney's Edolas counterpart, and that she fell through an Anima when she was younger. Natsu then asks if Igneel and Metalicana are in Earth Land, as humans, as well, to which Porlyusica replies that she doesn't know. Natsu then watches as Porlyusica gives Wendy Grandeeney's instructions on how to perform two Secret Arts distinctive to the Sky Dragon Slayer, before turning around to leave. Later, they head back to the Guild, where Romeo informs Natsu that during their seven year absence, they created a tournament to find the strongest Guild in Fiore: the Grand Magic Game. Natsu, unlike his Guildmates, is excited by the prospect, and Makarov declares that they'll participate upon hearing that the prize is 30 million . Romeo then tells Natsu that the Games are in three months, and the Fire Dragon Slayer states that three months gives them plenty of time to get stronger. Natsu, however, becomes disappointed when he hears that the Games aren't solely about battle.
Everyone who was a member of the Tenrou Team then sets off to train, with Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Juvia, Erza, Levy, Happy, and Carla, along with Jet and Droy, deciding to train at a beach. Natsu, however, on the first day, competes with Gray in many regards, before becoming tired and going to sleep. That afternoon, Natsu begins his training, in which he starts out with weighted running. Later that night, Natsu, accompanied by the other guys, attempts to peak on the women while they're bathing, but their plans are foiled when Erza pierces the wood they were peeking through with knives. Though remaining undiscovered, Natsu, with his forehead hurt, states that he could've been killed.
On the second day of their training, Virgo appears, claiming that the Celestial Spirit World is in danger, and that the Celestial Spirit King requires their assistance. The group, sans Jet and Droy, are then sent to the Celestial Spirit World, having been dressed in clothing originating from the realm, and find out that, rather than there being danger, the Celestial Spirit King, along with Lucy's spirits, have planned a party to celebrate their return from Tenrou Island, much to Natsu's delight. After a whole day of celebration, Virgo informs the group that, much to their displeasure, one day in the Celestial Spirit World is equal to nearly three months in the human world.
Still depressed about the loss of their entire training time, the group receives a message, via carrier pigeon, telling them to come to the suspension bridge deep in West Woods. When the group arrives, the broken bridge is restored, and they cross it. Deeper in the woods, Natsu and the others are stopped by three mysterious figures, who, much to Natsu's shock, reveal themselves to be Jellal, Ultear, and Meredy. Natsu then listens as the three explain what had happened to them during their seven year absence, the fact that they created a Guild, Crime Sorcière, and that their goal is to destroy Zeref and every Dark Guild. Crime Sorcière then asks for Natsu and the others to locate a mysterious Magic source that they've felt every year at the Grand Magic Games. Ultear then states, as compensation, she'll grant them a boost in Magic Power, and, although everyone around him cheers, Natsu gleefully states that he doesn't understand. Natsu then hugs Ultear, thanking her, and calling her a real woman, to which she responds that she always has been a woman. Later, after Ultear releases Natsu's Second Origin, Natsu writhes around, on the ground, screaming in pain.
After training, Natsu and the others arrive in Crocus, where they, after encountering several people who pick on their Guild, discuss the rules that Grand Magic Games contestants have to abide by, and that the Games are different every year, before separating. While looking around, Natsu encounters Sting Eucliffe and Rouge Cheney, the Twin Dragons of Sabertooth, who mock Natsu for being a Dragon Slayer that couldn't slay a Dragon. They then declare that they are "true" Dragon Slayers, as they killed the Dragons that raised them, angering Natsu. Angry at hearing this, Natsu returns to the Honey Bone Hotel and is scolded by Erza for being late, but the two are interrupted when Lisanna and Elfman walk in. However, their meeting is cut short when it is announced that the preliminaries for the Grand Magic Games are about to begin. They are informed that they must be one of the first eight teams to arrive at the arena, the Domus Flau, in order to be in the Games. Also, all the team members must arrive at the same time. Natsu and the others are worried because Wendy is nowhere to be seen, but Elfman decides to take her place, and they set off to take place in the Sky Labyrinth. By defeating other Guilds and stealing pieces of their maps, Natsu and the others are able to reach the Domus Flau, thereby qualifying for the Games. However, they are informed that they arrived in last place.
Natsu and the others then change into their team uniforms, before entering the Domus Flau to see who placed ahead of them. As the teams are introduced, they learn that Raven Tail has entered the Games, and are angry when they learn that they are the ones who injured Wendy and Carla, who were found, the night before, knocked out, lying in the street. He is also shocked to learn that there is a second team from Fairy Tail in the running, consisting of Gajeel, Mirajane, Laxus Dreyar, Juvia, and Jellal, who is disguised as his Edolas counterpart, Mystogan. When Natsu discovers them, he yells out at them, angrily stating that he has no intention of losing, even to his own Guildmates. Everyone agrees, and after they hear the rules for the first event of the Games, they choose Gray to participate on their behalf. When Gray loses the event and the crowd mocks Fairy Tail, Natsu yells at the crowd for laughing at Fairy Tail, getting booed in the process.
During Lucy's battle against Flare Corona, Natsu hears Asuka Connell's name come up in their conversation, and he rushes to find the young girl. Natsu notices that Flare's hair is nearby, and that she is using the girl as a hostage. Natsu destroys the hair, and tells Lucy to finish her fight. However, Lucy is ultimately defeated, due to Obra sabotaging the match, prompting Natsu goes console his teammate, calling her amazing, and promising that they will soon turn the tide.
After making sure that Lucy is alright, Natsu returns to his team, and watches the rest of the matches with interest. When Jellal is defeated, Natsu is left shocked and confused. At the end of the First Day, Natsu and Guildmates celebrate their defeat, saying that before long, they'll be the strongest Guild in Fiore. Natsu then gets into a brawl with his Guildmates, easily beating Max. After Bacchus "introduces" himself, Natsu is very surprised to hear that the Quatro Cerberus Mage fought on equal terms with Erza seven years ago.
In spite of his team's protests, Natsu decides to participate in the Second Day's event, despite it being name Chariot. Natsu, however, has difficulty in the event, as it involves vehicular motion, warranting him to succumb to motion sickness. Natsu isn't beside himself, however, as Gajeel and Sting are also affected by the motion of the chariots. The three Dragon Slayers are left behind as the other participants race towards the front. As the others finish, Natsu, Gajeel and Sting are ridiculed by the audience. Sting decides to give up, but Natsu and Gajeel are determined to finish the race. Natsu, wanting to win for his friends, who were waiting for them for the last seven years, finishes the race in sixth place, earning his team two points.
After the event, Natsu rests with Wendy, and notices that she, Carla, and Porlyusica are missing when he wakes up, noticing that the scent of an unfamiliar person is in the room. Natsu follows his nose and catches up to a group of masked men, who have grabbed Wendy, Carla and Porlyusica. Natsu immediately pursues the group, fighting his way through the few that try to halt him. Natsu eventually defeats the Mages and saves his fellow Guildmates. When the questioned Mages reveal that they are working for Raven Tail, Natsu becomes incredibly angered, for Raven Tail has once again threatened his Guild.
After the Second Day of the Games ends, Natsu, Lucy, Happy and Carla walk back to their lodgings. There, Natsu and the others see Yukino Aguria waiting for them out front. Natsu is skeptical at first, wondering as to why a Mage from a rival Guild would visit them, thinking that she’s arrived to make fun of them, like the rest of Sabertooth had. After listening to Yukino's conversation with Lucy, Natsu runs after her when she leaves, asking her to forgive him for being rude. Upon hearing his kind words, Yukino breaks down in a flurry of tears, and confides in Natsu the fact that she was excommunicated from Sabertooth after her loss to Kagura Mikazuchi. After hearing how Yukino was humiliatingly forced to remove her clothes and her Guild mark in front of her Guildmates, Natsu becomes enraged. He later storms into the Sabertooth lodgings, attacking everyone in sight, demanding to meet Sabertooth's Guild Master, Jiemma, who boldly steps out to face him.
Natsu challenges Jiemma, and wishes to fight him, but when Jiemma claims not to understand Natsu's motives, Natsu rushes at the Guild Master. Originally thinking Natsu to be unworthy of his time, Jiemma sends one of his other Mages, Dobengal, to fight, but Natsu quickly takes the man down. Sting then chooses to step forward and take on the intruder, but Jiemma stops him and takes Natsu's hit instead. The Guild Master easily counters Natsu's first hit, but is then hit by a barrage of attacks from the smaller opponent. Natsu then uses a powerful spell, which is diffused by the sudden appearance of Minerva, albeit destroying a large portion of the Sabertooth lodgings. Minerva asks Natsu to cease his attack, so that they all might save face, in exchange for the unharmed return of Happy, who she had captured prior to entering the lodgings. Natsu accepts and leaves, but not before telling Sabertooth that Fairy Tail won't lose to their Guild, and that they should treasure their comrades.
During the Third Day of the Games, during Laxus' battle, Natsu is shocked to witness the S-Class Mage being beaten by his opponent, Alexei. However, when the battle he witnesses is revealed to be an illusion, Natsu is left even more stunned than he was beforehand. Natsu then chides Laxus, claiming that he was simply showing off, when he discovers that the S-Class Mage had fought, and defeated, the entirety of Team Raven Tail. Natsu later wishes Wendy good luck in her battle with Chelia Blendy.
As Wendy and Chelia engage in battle, Natsu is seen to be surprised to see that Chelia is the Sky God Slayer. Later, Natsu is excited when Wendy uses her Shattering Light: Sky Drill, and, as the spell hits Chelia, Natsu, alongside his teammates, celebrates Wendy's triumph. However, Natsu is utterly dumbfounded after seeing Chelia stand, uninjured and smiling, after being hit by a spell of that magnitude.
As the battle between Wendy and Chelia continues, Natsu is seen to be very worried for his Guildmate, crying out Wendy's name. However, seeing Wendy's determination and amazing strategy, Natsu is impressed with Wendy's strength. After the fight ends in a draw, Natsu is seen to be very excited and pleased with the result of the fight.
After the battles of the Third Day, Natsu and the rest of Fairy Tail decide to visit Ryuzetsu Land, attempting to relax after the day's events. After arriving, Natsu sees a train riding over water, and immediately jumps on, forgetting about his motion sickness, which soon afflicts him. Afterwards, Natsu begins to run around, accompanied by Ichiya, and is warned that what they are doing is dangerous. Ichiya then trips, taking Natsu down with him. Natsu then goes flying directly towards Gray and Lyon, knocking the two backwards, and down the Love Slide. While Gray and Lyon are going down the slide they both freeze the slide and pool. Seeing this Natsu attempts to thaw the ice by using his Fire Dragon Slayer Magic, which, instead of producing the desired result, destroys Ryuzetsu Land in a large explosion. With his Guildmates, and many others, lying around him, dazed and hurt, Natsu laughs at his apparent success. Later, Natsu heads to a bar with his Guildmates to celebrate. While there, despite being warned on how dangerous it is, Natsu begins barrel surfing with Happy, and involves several other of his Guildmates in the activity.
On the Fourth Day of the Grand Magic Games, Natsu is seen cheering Lucy on as she participates in Naval Battle. As only Lucy and Minerva are left, Minerva starts brutalizing Lucy, prompting Natsu to scream out in worry. As Minerva starts torturing Lucy, Natsu yells for her to stop. Natsu, along with Gray and Erza, stands appalled, as Minerva holds Lucy by the throat, dangling her outside the Naval Battle arena.
As Minerva drops Lucy, Natsu and Gray rush out of the stands, and successfully catch her. Natsu looks at Minerva, infuriated, and the majority of Team Sabertooth step in front of Minerva, confronting him, Erza, and Gray. Natsu and Gray both resolve to attack Sabertooth, but are stopped by Erza. After Erza threatens Sabertooth, Natsu, along with the other members of Team Fairy Tail A, and, eventually, Team Fairy Tail B, visit Lucy in the infirmary. Makarov arrives and announces that the administrators have told them to join both teams together, leaving Natsu and the others shocked. Natsu says that he will avenge Lucy, and won't forgive Sabertooth for laughing at her. Natsu, along with Gray, Gajeel, Erza, and Laxus, becomes part of the newly reorganized Team Fairy Tail. Arriving in the Domus Flau with his new teammates, Natsu and Gajeel glare at Sting and Rogue, and Natsu states he's all fired up.
Later, a tag battle between Team Blue Pegasus and Team Quatro Puppy is announced. Ichiya and the Rabbit will face Bacchus and Rocker. Natsu is utterly shocked to see that the Rabbit is in fact Nichiya, who was a part of Extalia. After Ichiya wins his two-on-one match, due to Nichiya being knocked out at the very start, Natsu is surprised, and impressed, by Ichiya's power.
After the tag battle between Team Mermaid Heel and Team Lamia Scale results in a draw, Team Fairy Tail and Team Sabertooth's battle begins. A determined Natsu and Gajeel enter the Domus Flau, prepared for their battle against Sting and Rogue.
Natsu and Gajeel make the first move, quickly punching away their respective opponents, surprising the audience. Sting attacks Natsu with his White Dragon's Roar and Rogue uses Shadow Dragon's Slash against Gajeel; he easily deflects the attack with his Iron Dragon's Sword and sends Rogue flying. Running towards Sting, Natsu grabs Rogue, and hits both of them with Fire Dragon's Wing Attack. Tells Natsu that he is strong, and Natsu questions if Sting and Rogue defeated Dragons with their level of strength. Sting corrects Natsu, saying that they killed their Dragon foster parents, as the Twin Dragons grant themselves a boost in power by entering White Drive and Shadow Drive, respectively.
The Twin Dragons quickly attack, resulting in Natsu and Gajeel being put on the defensive. Sting tells Natsu that he looked up to the Fire Dragon Slayer, and that he's always dreamed of surpassing him. Sting then attacks Natsu with White Dragon's Claw, rendering him immobile. Natsu smiles as Sting rushes in to attack, and punches him in the face; the latter is confused as to how Natsu was able to move and sees that Natsu burned the immobilizing Stigma away. Sting then readies his Dragon Slayer's Secret Art: Holy Nova, and attacks Natsu, resulting in a huge explosion. Through the dust and debris, Natsu reveals to have stopped the attack bare-handed, shocking not only Sting, but the entire audience as well.
Natsu stands and awaits the newly powered-up Dragon Slayer's attacks, however, before the two can advance, Sting states that he defeat Natsu and Gajeel alone, and moves to do so. Gajeel comments that Sting is underestimating them, but Natsu is unsure about this, stating that he can sense Sting's strength, shortly before being attacked by the Sabertooth Mage. He and Gajeel try to combine their attacks, but Sting is able to both dodge and respond with great speed. Eventually, with his White Dragon's Holy Breath, Sting destroys the Domus Flau and takes their battle underground. Despite Sting's immense strength, Natsu refuses to give up and tries to fight back, but with his mighty Holy Ray, Natsu and Gajeel are left helpless.
Before Mato can declare the fight to be over, both Natsu and Gajeel stand up, commenting on Sting's power, but also state that they've memorized all of Sting's particularities; getting into a fight over the position of Sting's foot when he moves to make an attack. Being unable to come to a united decision, Natsu becomes annoyed with Gajeel and pushes him into a nearby mining cart, sending the teammate rolling away to an unknown location. With Gajeel now out of the picture, Natsu repeats Sting's earlier statement, declaring that he alone will be enough for the two Mages.
When Sting and Rogue become infuriated with Natsu's audacity, Natsu merely goads the two further, egging them on to engage him. Sting angrily rushes at Natsu, though he deflects his attacks with calm precision, stating he will fight for the friends they made fun of. As Rogue also joins the fray by releasing his Shadow Dragon's Roar, Natsu counters with his own Dragon's Roar, completely enveloping Rogue in flames. The two repeatedly attack, although, every effort is in vain. Finally, Sting and Rogue decide to perform a Unison Raid, combining their White and Shadow Dragon Slayer Magics, the Twin Dragons fire the destructive spell at Natsu, however, Natsu stands his ground, and counters with his Crimson Lotus: Exploding Flame Blade, which, not only destroys their Unison Raid, but defeats Sting and Rogue as well. Having won and moved his team into first place, Natsu stands with his arms raised in victory as the crowd cheers. Afterwards, he walks over to Sting and Rogue, smiling at them, saying that they should fight again.
Later, Natsu and few of his other Guildmates are taken underneath the Domus Flau by Gajeel, not knowing what to expect. When he and the others arrive at the designated location, they discover that they have come across a Dragon Graveyard. As they wander around, he and Gajeel come to the conclusion that these Dragons are much too old to be the Dragons they knew. Then, out of the blue, Wendy mentions the spell Milky Way which Porlyusica had given her the knowledge to perform. The group soon comes to the conclusion that this spell could be used to learn information about what had happened to the deceased Dragons, and possibly about the Dragon Slayers' foster parents.
As Wendy begins drawing the Magic Circle needed to invoke the spell, Natsu asks what she's doing, to which he's told by Carla that Wendy's explained it. Natsu watches as the area lights up as the spell beings to work, and watches as a large Dragon is summoned, before expressing his shock at meeting it. The Dragon introduces himself as Zirconis and asks if Wendy was the one who summoned him, stating his intention to eat her. Natsu jumps to her defense, at which point Zirconis states that he was joking, noting that spirits cannot touch corporeal objects. Natsu listens as Zirconis explains the history of the Dragons, and how they originally thought of humans as being nothing more than food, at which point he irritates Zirconis by pointing out that, technically, Zirconis is talking to his food. The revelation of the history of Dragon Slayer Magic and how it can affect the Dragon Slayers themselves shocks Natsu. Revealing that Acnologia was once human, Zirconis disappears, much to Natsu's dismay, as he asks if he too will become a Dragon because of his Magic. Arcadios and Yukino then arrive in the Graveyard, and Arcadios replies that Natsu becoming a Dragon is impossible, as Acnologia became on with Zeref's aid. Natsu then listens as Arcadios states that if they kill Zeref, then they may have a chance at defeating Acnologia.
Natsu, not understating Arcadios' motives, interrupts him as he begins to explain his plan to stop both Zeref, before he became immortal, and therefore Acnologia as well, which only results in Arcadios praising Natsu for the marvelous battle he gave the audience this afternoon, much to Natsu's displeasure. Natsu then closes in on Arcadios and asks him why Celestial Spirit Mages involved in his plan, threatening him to say what he came to say. Natsu gets even more annoyed when Arcadios simply turns around and tells them to follow him. They later arrive at Mercurius, where the King lives, and are lead to a room containing an impressive machine that will be used for the Eclipse Plan. Arcadios then explains that the true purpose of the Grand Magic Games is to steal Magic from the Mages and convert it into fuel for the Gate, and that their plan will be put into motion on July seventh. However, their conversation is disrupted by Datong, who orders Lucy and Yukino, as well as Arcadios, to be put under arrest. Natsu angrily prepares to attack Datong, stating that Lucy will not be involved, but his Magic Power is sapped away by the Eclipse Gate, as he is too close in proximity. Natsu then falls to floor, helpless, as Lucy and Yukino are arrested.
Back at their lodgings, Natsu has been tied up, so as to prevent him from acting recklessly, and listens as they recount the tale of Lucy's arrest. Natsu tries to break free, saying that he wants to save Lucy, angered by everyone's calm attitude. After finally breaking free, Makarov hits Natsu, telling him to be quiet, and declares that they've taken away one of their family, and that they all feel the same as he does. The next day, Natsu, along with Wendy, Mirajane, Carla, Pantherlily, and Happy, are sent, using the Grand Magic Game as cover, to rescue Lucy.
While heading to Mercurius, Natsu responds to Mirajane's noticing of the start of the Final Day, stating that it's the perfect opportunity. In an attempt to enter the castle, the Mages don disguises, as per Happy's idea, with Natsu putting on a bear costume and commenting on Mirajane's, though the idea is ultimately rejected. Soon after, Natsu and Wendy are captured by a palace guard and brought to be placed in the dungeon. However, it is revealed that the guard is a disguised Mirajane, and that the "capture" is a part of their plan to sneak in and rescue Lucy. Eventually, Natsu and the others find Lucy and Yukino's cell. Natsu immediately destroys the door, freeing the two. While standing outside the cell, a pitfall activates, sending Natsu and his group below. After landing, Natsu and the others find themselves in an underground cavern known as Abyss Palace, and Natsu spends some time looking for a way out, along with his friends.
Natsu gets agitated when he is informed by Happy and Carla that there seems to be no exit, as they, the hunters, became the hunted. Natsu then replies to Lucy's concern about the Grand Magic Games, stating that Juvia took his spot, as all he wanted was to rescue her. Seconds later, Carla comes back to the area where the group is located, telling them that she found a passage. After Natsu and the others squeeze their way through and reach the other side of the passage, they see a heavily wounded Arcadios lying on the ground, advising them to run. However, before they are able to move, they are ambushed by a faint silhouette towering them all. Natsu grabs Arcadios and saves him from the impact of the attack, but is quickly attacked again by another person with a flag. More and more people begin to appear and attack them, not allowing them a chance to counterattack. Natsu looks up to see a group of five individuals standing before him, claiming to be called the Garou Knights, the most powerful executioners in Fiore.
Natsu scoffs at the appearance of the executioners, Uosuke in particular, but Arcadios warns the Mages that the Magic of the Knights is specialized for killing. Natsu, however, is not the disturbed in the least. Rather, Natsu looks forward to the prospect of a fight, stating that the Garou Knights will be their solution to finding their way out of Abyss Palace. Kamika initiates the assault with Paper Blizzard: Red Dance, and Natsu tries to burn the paper, only to discover the paper is impervious to flames. Natsu is then saved by a quick-thinking Wendy, who uses her Sky Dragon's Roar to scatter the paper.
As the assault continues, Cosmos uses Grow Flow, summoning a gigantic flower to consume the group, whilst Kamika paralyzes everyone with another spell. Managing to regain control of their bodies, again thanks to Wendy, Natsu, Pantherlily and Mirajane manage to destroy the huge plant, but, consequently, the destruction of the plant results in an explosion which separates the group. Waking up alone, Natsu, annoyed that he has lost Lucy, is confronted by one of the Knights, and becomes angry when the Garou Knight claims that all of his friends will soon be dead.
Continuing his speech, the masked Garou Knight states that Natsu should repent for his sins, though Natsu comments on not remembering having made any in the first place. With the masked man obviously not in any position to let him leave, Natsu readies himself, preparing to battle the man to get through and find the others. Before he can strike though, the armored Garou Knight draws the two humongous scythes on his back, quickly swiping them at Natsu's neck, nearly decapitating him. Not giving Natsu any openings, the Knight quickly strikes again, forcing Natsu into a nearby wall, as the Mage struggles to evade the attacks. Jumping off the wall to avoid yet another slash from the man's weapons, Natsu notes that the man's swipes are repetitive, with the Garou Knight confirming this, stating that he only aims for the necks of his opponents, leading Natsu to comment on the troublesome nature of his opponent's fighting style. A while later, Natsu succeeds in catching one of the masked man's scythes, destroying the blade, asking if he can now send him flying.
Delivering a punch to the head, Natsu knocks the Garou Knight back, before following up with his Fire Dragon's Iron Fist, sending him crashing through the through the wall. The Knight asks Natsu if he realizes that by attacking him, he's made the Kingdom his enemy, to which Natsu retorts that he doesn't care, claiming that he'll make anyone his enemy if they harm Fairy Tail. With one final strike, Natsu sends the Knight through the final set of walls, resulting in the simultaneous collision of all five Garou Knights. Now reunited with the rest of the Rescue Team, Natsu tells the knights to reveal the location of the exit, lest they be executed by them.
Later, the Mages wander around the labyrinth looking for the exit, with Natsu questioning whether they're heading the right way. As the others talk about meeting the Princess, as Arcadios wanted, Natsu gets angry over the fact that the Princess was the one who threw them in Abyss Palace. Suddenly, the door in front opens and Natsu rolls on the floor towards it, coming close to a mysterious woman wearing a hood. Looking up, Natsu asks her who she is.
The woman begins to shake and sob, wiping her tears away as she asks for Natsu to lend her his strength. As Natsu begins to recognize the voice of the woman, she pulls back her hood to reveal her face, being none other than another Lucy. Seeing a person with the exact same face as his friend next to him, Natsu can only cry out in shock. As Natsu expresses his surprise, the woman reveals that she's from the future, shocking him further. As she begins to give a cryptic warning about the future of the country, she suddenly faints, resulting in Natsu and the others checking on her. Deciding that they can't leave this Lucy behind, Natsu picks her up and states that they'll take her with them.
A while later, Natsu is annoyed that they got lost while looking for an exit. He thinks that if they fight the soldiers, it will be much faster and more efficient, but Carla begs to differ, for many of them are wounded. Suddenly, the Lucy from the future stirs and everyone immediately turns to her. When she asks where they are, Natsu replies that he doesn't know. She recalls being captured by the army during her time, and having their Magic drained by the Eclipse Gate as they pass by the area. Natsu exclaims that it was foolish of them to do that, to which she replies that they were just unlucky. When Wendy asks Future Lucy why she came back to the past, she says that it was to change the worst possible future.
Hearing her, Natsu is extremely shocked to hear that 10,000 Dragons will attack Fiore, causing him to grab weaponry to fight, much to everyone's surprise. As Lucy wonders if anyone will believe the story, Natsu asks if it's a lie and, upon hearing that she's referring to credibility, tells her that they wouldn't doubt her. Once Carla asks Future Lucy about what happens to them when the Dragons attack, Natsu is eager to hear the answer, which comes in the form of silence. Future Lucy explains that she traveled to the past after the Dragons' attack, and tells the group to travel underground and meet Jellal, who should be coming up with a strategy. As she apologizes for not knowing what to do, Natsu thanks her for the information and tells her he will protect the future.
Running through the underground, Natsu asks Future Lucy how she knows the area, to which she states she learned it. Suddenly, the group is approached by the Royal Army, but Natsu states that as long as they have their Magic, they can't be captured. Declaring that the matter will be settled, Natsu begins attacking. While fighting, Natsu tosses one army member into the rest, knocking them back. However, he is suddenly attacked from behind by a member of the Anti-Magic unit. Though surprised, Natsu is unhurt, stating his specialty in Magic helps him against such attacks. As even more army members arrive, Natsu continues fighting, dispatching them with ease. However, the sudden arrival of the Garou Knights angers Natsu, who curses the complication of the mission. Alongside Loke, Natsu keeps fighting the Garou Knights, and the Royal Army of Fiore.
As his group fights on, Natsu becomes continuously mad at the Garou Knights, threatening to execute them all together. Before he has the chance to do so, a fast moving shadow flies towards the Royal Army, sucking them down as it passes through, whilst leaving Natsu and his friends unharmed. As the shadow doubles back and begins to rise and take on a human form, Natsu stands on guard, demanding that the figure reveal their identity. He is then shocked when the person does just that, stepping forward and introducing himself as Rogue Cheney.
Natsu stands in shock, wondering if the figure before him could truly be Rogue. He then proceeds to comment on how much the Shadow Dragon Slayer has changed in appearance, before Carla asks why he has returned to the past. Future Rogue tells Natsu and the others that he came back in time to utilize the second feature of the Eclipse Gate: the Eclipse Cannon. Natsu and his friends are relieved to hear the good new, however, Future Rogue explains that in seven years, less than 10% of humanity remains, and Dragons have conquered the world. Natsu and his friends flinch in fear, as Future Rogue continues to talk about the current predicament. Natsu nervously tells him that they should just go and open the Gate now, but Future Rogue then reveals that somebody closed the Gate on the day that the Dragons attacked, dooming them all. He tells them that he has returned to the past to kill the one responsible, as it is the only way to stop the inevitable destiny. Natsu, however, is confused, and asks Future Rogue to tell them who this person is. Future Rogue then screams that it was Lucy, and sends a blade of shadows towards her.
Natsu is then left horrified as Future Lucy jumps in front of her present counterpart, taking the hit for her. He then watches, speechless, as Future Lucy begins to die from blood loss. As Future Lucy says her last goodbyes, Natsu turns his head away from the sight, as his friend's eyes overflow with tears. Natsu then watches as Future Rogue and Lucy argue about her actions in the future, ending with Future Rogue trying to kill her once more. As Future Rogue prepares to attack, Natsu strikes him, sending the Shadow Dragon Slayer sliding backwards with his lightning-clad flames, stating that he won't let Lucy's future be taken away by anyone. Natsu then remembers Future Lucy's last words, and, as tears roll down his face, he promises to protect the future.
As Rogue recovers from Natsu's sudden assault, the Fire Dragon Slayer instructs Lucy and the others to leave immediately. As they start to leave, Future Rogue declares that he won't let them escape, only for Natsu to stop him once more, punching him away once more. As the Shadow Dragon Slayer maliciously utters Natsu's name, he sends the man flying backwards with another blazing punch. As Natsu pauses to wipe the remaining tears from his eyes, Future Rogue tells Natsu the he knew he would get in his way, and states that since he's going to die at the Dragons' hands, then history won't be affected in the least. Natsu then points out that Future Rogue was never like how he is now, but the Shadow Dragon Slayer replies that people change over time. Blocking Future Rogue's frontal assault, Natsu states that Future Rogue stole something precious from him, and that his way of handling things is wrong. Glaring at the man from the future, Natsu states that they'll protect the future their own way.
Natsu is then seen reeling from Future Rogue's subsequent attack, and states that he smells the Shadow Dragon Slayer exuding ill intent. Asking Future Rogue if he truly came to save the future, Natsu can only watch as the man maliciously grins.
Following this statement, Natsu hears a noise coming from above, and questions what it is, to which Future Rogue explains that they are hearing the Eclipse Gate opening. Future Rogue declares his surprise at the Gates opening, given that Lucy is still alive, but states that it is a guarantee that Lucy will close the Gates. Hearing this, Natsu says that Lucy would never do something that would destroy another person's future, but Future Rogue demands that Natsu move, and sends him soaring into the air, courtesy of a large-scale Shadow Dragon Slayer Magic Spell. With Future Rogue declaring that he will kill Lucy, Natsu angrily states he won't let him, and charges at the Shadow Dragon Slayer, entering Lightning Flame Dragon Mode as he does so, surprising Future Rogue. Destroying much of the surrounding area, Natsu begins to strike Future Rogue with his lightning-enhanced flames, but, before he can deliver another punch, Future Rogue exudes a large amount of light, blinding Natsu. After the light subsides, Natsu looks on as Future Rogue enters White Shadow Dragon Mode.
Before he can react, however, Future Rogue charges at Natsu, and slashes his side, leaving a large cut in his wake. Future Rogue states that he now has the power of both light and shadows, and that he can bend them to his every whim, before attacking Natsu with White Shadow Dragon's Rough Silk. Having been pierced with light and shadows, Natsu helplessly falls to the ground, and weakly marvels at Future Rogue's power, to which Future Rogue explains that he killed Sting to attain this power, but points out that the time until his present-self does the same is quite far off. Natsu then asks Future Rogue if he was always as heartless as he is now, and Future Rogue replies that he was, and that he is going to kill Natsu. Before the final blow can be dealt, however, Ultear Milkovich arrives, and sends Rogue scurrying away upon attacking him with her Flash Forward. During this instance, however, Natsu loses consciousness, and Ultear shouts for him to pull himself together. Upon reaching him, Ultear calls for Meredy to ready the first-aid, but the woman can only watch in horror as Natsu is being slowly devoured by shadows.
As the Dragons emerge from the Eclipse Gate and rampage above, over the tremors, Natsu is screamed at by Ultear, who continues telling the Fire Dragon Slayer to pull himself together. Natsu grabs Ultear's shoulder when she asks him what to do, and slowly pulls himself out of the shadows, declaring that he must go. Determined, Natsu reiterates his promise to Future Lucy, stating that he will protect the future. Later, despite the Gate's closure, 7 Dragons controlled by Future Rouge are released to wreak havoc in Crocus and to kill the Fiore Mages. However, much to Rogue's surprise, he then notices Natsu standing on a top of a building, glaring at him with an angry, but determined expression.
Natsu then proceeds to fight Future Rogue, along with the Dragon he is riding on. During their fight, Rogue urges Natsu to look at the destroyed town, and Natsu asks Rogue what his goal is. Rogue explains to Natsu that in the future, the world is dominated by a single being, Acnologia, and that he intends to defeat it with the power of those 7 Dragons and become the new Dragon King. Natsu, however, defeats Rogue's Dragon with a single attack, and cries out that the 7 Dragon Slayers were born for exactly this purpose: to defeat the 7 Dragons. When Rogue tells him that he miscalculated, since there are six Dragon Slayers, Natsu says that he can hear the seventh one as well.
With the dust from Natsu's attack subsiding, Future Rogue tells him that humans are powerless against Dragons, to which Natsu replies that if being able to protect everyone requires him to lose his humanity, then he'd gladly throw it away. Hearing this, by speaking the name of the Dragon they're riding atop of, Motherglare, Future Rogue orders the Dragon to release a myriad of eggs from its underbelly, which rain down on the streets of Crocus; such an action causes Natsu to look on in utter curiosity. Seeing the guilds below fight against the Dragons, Natsu remarks that everyone is giving it their best effort, and that together, they can accomplish anything they desire. Future Rogue, however, states that Natsu is completely ignorant, and that he can't comprehend the true power that Dragons possess.
Continuing their clash atop Motherglare, Future Rogue tells Natsu that no matter how many times they fight, the outcome will always be the same, as he is from the future, and there is, therefore, a seven years separating them; Future Rogue states that he is much stronger than he was during the Grand Magic Games, something which causes Natsu to exude a sense of silent frustration. However, their battle is interrupted by Lucy, whom is flying through the air, nude, screaming for Natsu to help her. Lucy then crashes into Natsu, which sends the two Fairy Tail Mages flying off of Motherglare and into the streets below.
The two soon land inside a fallen bell, with Natsu, confused, questioning Lucy as to why she's naked. Squirming inside the bell, their skirmish causes the bell to roll into a nearby stack of crates, leaving the two dazed. Getting up, Natsu proclaims that the legends of flying naked people were true, prompting Lucy to cover her chest, telling Natsu not to look. Natsu then states that he has no other choice, and grabs Lucy's breasts, attempting to obscure them from his own view, an action which earns him a swift punch. Not understanding the situation, Natsu yells that Lucy has turned into a pervert, however, Happy explains that a Dragon was the cause of Lucy's nudity. Happy then proceeds to ask Natsu is he couldn't do anything against Future Rogue, to which he replies that the Shadow Dragon Slayer is exceptionally strong, and that Motherglare is an added annoyance. In light of this explanation, Lucy asks Natsu if all Dragons are violent, stating that she was almost eaten alive. Natsu, hearing this, has an epiphany, and states that he's finally figured out a way to defeat the Dragons.
Magic and AbilitiesEdit
Fire Dragon Slayer Magic (火の滅竜魔法 Ka no Metsuryū Mahō): He is adept with his Dragon Slayer Magic and makes use of it in many different ways in combat. As with all Dragon Slayers, he can consume his respective element, with the exception of that which he has created, to replenish his energy reserves. The heat of his fire can increase in temperature, which is proportional to Natsu's emotional state. Natsu subconsciously used this against Erigor; his flame's heat significantly rose as he got more enraged. This is also called the Flame of Emotion. He incorporates the flames he ignites into his fighting style, greatly increasing the damage of his blows. As such, Natsu's Magic revolves around the usage of fire that can spout from any part of his body. Natsu's ability to eat flames gives him immunity to most types of flames and allows him to spew fire from his lungs. This fire is exceptionally strong - equivalent to a Dragon's fire - being able to burn even through metal. He can even use his flames to create a propulsive effect. The type of fire he uses can be changed. For example, it can be solidified to cling to surfaces.
- Fire Dragon's Roar (火竜の咆哮 Karyū no Hōkō): Natsu's signature Dragon's Roar in which he quickly gathers and releases a large quantity of flames from his mouth at his target.
- Fire Dragon's Claw (火竜の鉤爪 Karyū no Kagitsume): Natsu ignites his feet in flames, thereby increasing the power of his kicks. The flames can also be used for jet-propulsion purposes.
- Fire Dragon's Iron Fist (火竜の鉄拳 Karyū no Tekken): Natsu engulfs his fists in flames and punches the target. While he was wearing a cat mask, Natsu renamed this ability Cat Fire (猫ファイアー Neko Faiā).
- Fire Dragon's Wing Attack (火竜の翼撃 Karyū no Yokugeki): Natsu rushes towards his target and grabs them, before subsequently setting hands ablaze, sending them flying.
- Fire Dragon's Sword Horn (火竜の剣角 Karyū no Kenkaku): Natsu lights his entire body ablaze and headbutts the target at a high speed.
- Fire Dragon's Brilliant Flame (火竜の煌炎 Karyū no Kōen): Natsu ignites both his hands in flames and then brings them together, creating a fiery explosion. In the anime, rather than generating an explosion, Natsu creates a large fireball to throw at his enemies.
- Fire Dragon's Flame Elbow (火竜の炎肘 Karyū no Enchū): Natsu creates a stream of fire from his elbow, propelling him forward and increasing the strength of his punches.
- Fire Dragon's Crushing Fang (火竜の砕牙 Karyū no Saiga): With his hand lit ablaze, Natsu swipes at the target in a claw-like fashion, burning them.
- Dragon Slayer's Secret Art (滅竜奥義 Metsuryū Ōgi):
- Crimson Lotus: Fire Dragon's Fist (紅蓮火竜拳 Guren Karyū Ken): Natsu rapidly punches his target, with his hands lit ablaze, creating a fiery explosion after each subsequent contact. Such a spell was shown to be able to defeat Gajeel Redfox, the Iron Dragon Slayer, who, at the time, was utilizing his Iron Dragon's Scales, and destroy the entire Phantom Lord Guild Building. In the anime, Natsu also used this spell to defeat Erigor.
- Crimson Lotus: Exploding Flame Blade (紅蓮爆炎刃 Guren Bakuenjin): Natsu swipes his arms in a circular fashion, creating a powerful, and highly destructive, torrent of flames that barrages his target. Natsu habitually uses this spell as a finishing move, having employed against Laxus Dreyar at the end of their battle, used against Gildarts Clive as a finisher, which, notably, caused the mighty Mage to take a few steps back, and once more against Sting Eucliffe and Rogue Cheney, with which he completely overpowered the two, defeating them.
- Dragon God's Brilliant Flame (竜神の煌炎 Ryūjin no Kōen): An alternate version of Fire Dragon's Brilliant Flame, Natsu engulfs one hand in the flames from his Fire Dragon Slayer Magic, and the other in flames from Flame God Slayer Magic, and brings the two flames together, generating a highly destructive blast that is capable of destroying a large area, and defeating Zancrow, a member of the Seven Kin of Purgatory in one hit.
Lightning Flame Dragon Mode (モード雷炎竜 Mōdo Raienryū): After eating Laxus Dreyar's lightning and having the flames and lightning inside his body fuse together, Natsu gained the ability to use his Fire Dragon Slayer Magic enhanced with lightning. When in a state of anger, Natsu is able to summon forth this power, however, it leaves him heavily exhausted afterward. After unlocking his Second origin, Natsu noticeably experiences less amounts of strain.
- Lightning Flame Dragon's Roar (雷炎竜の咆哮 Raienryū no Hōkō): Natsu's alternate, lightning-enhanced version of his Fire Dragon's Roar. Natsu gathers and combines lightning and fire in his mouth, subsequently releasing them in a large, destructive, sparking blast. This spell is capable of traveling great distances, wreaking havoc wherever it passes, as shown when it crossed half of Tenrou Island, generating a large explosion. In spite of the fact that this spell is potentially powerful enough to kill a person, a single use is enough to heavily strain Natsu's body and completely drain him of all his Magic Power.
- Lightning Flame Dragon's Fist: Natsu's alternate version of his Fire Dragon's Iron Fist. Natsu engulfs his hand in lightning and flame, and, in addition to being burned after being struck, his opponent's are also struck by a bolt of lightning. (Unnamed)
- Lightning Flame Dragon's Firing Hammer (雷炎竜の撃鉄 Raienryū no Gekitetsu): Natsu engulfs his fist and forearm in fire and lightning and devastatingly strikes his opponent. Even with its power diffused by Minerva's defense, it was still strong enough to blow away most of the top floor of a large building.
- Lightning Flame Dragon's Brilliant Flame: Natsu's alternate, more powerful version of his Fire Dragon's Brilliant Flame. Natsu engulfs his left hand in lightning and his right hand in flames, and, after bringing the two together, generates a large, destructive, sparking blast around his opponent. (Unnamed)
- Dragon Slayer's Secret Art Revision (滅竜奥義 改 Metsuryū Ōgi Kai):
- Crimson Lotus: Exploding Lightning Blade (紅蓮爆雷刃 Guren Bakuraijin): Natsu's alternate, lighting-enhanced version of his Crimson Lotus: Exploding Flame Blade. Natsu engulfs one hand in lightning and the other in flames. By swinging his arms around, Natsu creates a highly destructive vortex of fire and lightning, which greatly damages the opponent and pushes them away with tremendous force. This spell is powerful enough to defeat the almighty Guild Master of Grimoire Heart, Hades, in a single hit.
Dragon Force (ドラゴンフォース Doragon Fōsu): By consuming Etherion and the Flame of Rebuke, respectively, Natsu has been shown to be able to enter Dragon Force. This ability is said to be the final and most powerful state a Dragon Slayer can attain, and it has been said that their power becomes comparable to that of a real Dragon's.
- Hidden Fire Form - Crimson Lotus: Phoenix Blade
("不知火型" - 紅蓮鳳凰剣 "Shiranui Gata" : Guren Hōō Ken): Natsu ignites his entire body with the Flame of Rebuke, and then charges towards the target, sending them into the air with a sharp uppercut. Natsu then, in a similar manner to Fire Dragon's Sword Horn, headbutts his target. This spell appears to be Natsu's strongest, as it was able to overpower Zero's strongest spell, Genesis Zero, something that Crimson Lotus: Exploding Flame Blade could not, although, this could be because Crimson Lotus: Phoenix Blade relies on piercing power, rather than explosive power. This destructively unstoppable spell was used to defeat Zero.
- Hidden Fire Form - Crimson Lotus: Phoenix Blade
Ushi no Koku Mairi (丑刻の参り Ushikoku no Sanri): During his fight with Kain Hikaru, Natsu briefly gained possession of Kain's doll, Mr. Cursey, and utilized its abilities.
- Fire Dragon Slayer Doll: Natsu uses his Fire Dragon Slayer techniques and ignites Mr. Cursey, which, at the time, would need to have Lucy's hair, causing the fire to appear on Lucy, herself. Lucy, however, is unharmed by the flames and can use them to her own advantage. (Unnamed)
- Fire Dragon's Iron Fist (Lucy Version): While using Fire Dragon Slayer Doll, Lucy, under Natsu's control, punches her opponent with great force. (Unnamed)
- Secret Attack: Lucy Fire (必殺・ルーシィファイア Hissatsu : Rūshi Faia): While Mr. Cursey has been lit with Fire Dragon Slayer Magic flames, thereby causing Lucy herself to become ignited in flames, Happy, holding Mr. Cursey, flies at the target, using Max Speed, causing Lucy to do the same, hitting the intended target with great force.
Enhanced Smell: Natsu has a very keen sense of smell. Natsu could easily distinguish Kaby as a poor man, rather than a rich one, from his smell, even though he was temporarily living in his friend's expensive house to appear otherwise. Natsu could also, as a result of their prior encounter, track Ultear via scent, despite the large distance between them.
Enhanced Hearing: Natsu, according to his himself, possesses exceptionally good hearing, something which, during the Grand Magic Games, was proved true: during Lucy Heartfilia's fight with Flare Corona, in which the latter remotely employed her hair to threaten Asuka Connell, who was cheering from the stands, thus forcing Lucy into submission, Natsu was seemingly the only person who managed to hear Asuka's name in the two combatants' low conversation, reacting and protecting the girl from Flare's threat, something which allowed Lucy to continue the battle.
Enhanced Strength: Natsu has shown on numerous occasions to possess a high degree of strength, enough for him to perform a number of physical feats, among which are freely swinging around the mast of a ship as a makeshift weapon, doing the same with a palm tree he personally broke, bare-handed, shattering a billiard table and cracking most of its balls simply by hitting one of them with the cue, and stopping the gargantuan Dorma Anim's foot, which was going to crush him and his fellow Dragon Slayers, all by himself, subsequently throwing the robotic Dragon off balance by rapidly pushing it away. Furthermore, he was capable of battling both Sting Eucliffe and Rogue Cheney, alone, while they were in Dragon Force, easily over-powering the two with his sheer physical strength.
Enhanced Reflexes: Natsu possesses fast reflexes, having been capable of dodging attacks from Erza, Laxus and, most recently, attacks from Sting.
Enhanced Speed: Natsu's speed and reflexes are impressive, enough for him to close great distances in a blink of an eye and dodge swift attacks.
Immense Durability: Natsu has proven himself to be incredibly durable. He has managed to take continual, deadly assaults from foes and continue fighting. Such impressive resistance was first shown during his battle with Erigor, in which he received wounds from his opponent's strong, sharp wind, and kept fighting on, nonetheless. Also, during his fight with Cobra, Natsu displayed a natural resistance against the Oración Seis' member's poison, described as lethal and corrosive. A true testament to his durability was shown when he blocked one of Sting Eucliffe's strongest attacks, Holy Nova, with a single hand, and emerged completely unscathed from the enormous explosion that followed the impact.
Master Hand to Hand Combatant: Natsu is an extremely proficient unarmed fighter, often using his Dragon Slayer Magic in combination with punches, kicks, and even headbutts, to combat his opponents to great effect. Such skill is paired with amazing physical prowess: aside from his strength, Natsu has displayed high degrees of speed, agility and reflexes, enough for him to match melee-specialists of Erza's caliber in battle.
Sealed Flame Blade (封炎剣 Fūen Ken): When Natsu could not employ his Dragon Slayer Magic in Edolas, he fought using a Magic Item from Edolas that manifested its power as a destructive blade of flames. However, the blade's Magic was depleted after one use, due to Natsu's lack of skill with it and his habitual carelessness.(formerly)
Igneel's Scarf: It is a scarf given to Natsu by his foster father, which he always wears to remember him by. The scarf is white, decorated with scale-like patterns, and serves as good-luck charm of sorts, warding off misfortune. When Natsu was hit by Zeref's Death Magic, the scarf served as his shield, but the exposure to the Death Magic caused it to turn black. During the time it was tainted, Wendy was unable to heal Natsu, so, in order to heal him, she had to reverse and remove the evil spell on the scarf.
Main article: Happy
Happy is one of Natsu's closest, if not his closest, friend. The two live, eat, and train together and have been inseparable since Happy hatched from his egg in X778, which was found and kept out of harm's way by Natsu and Lisanna Strauss. Happy usually goes along with all of Natsu's ideas, agreeing to them with his catch phrase, "Aye Sir." They care deeply for each other and will often risk their own safety to help each other. In addition, Happy is extremely loyal to Natsu and will do whatever he says, even if it compromises his safety. When Happy left Natsu, who was trapped in unmeltable ice, to fight Lyon, per Natsu's orders to save Lucy, Happy was brought to tears, but followed Natsu's orders without question.
Main article: Lucy Heartfilia
Natsu and Lucy share a very close relationship, as it was Natsu who had brought Lucy to Fairy Tail during the summer of X784. Natsu thinks of Lucy as a very nice person. The two are part of the same team, and nearly always accompany each other on missions. Also, Natsu, along with his best friend Happy, has a tendency to break into Lucy's house any time of the day, much to her annoyance.
Since their initial meeting, the two have come to form a very close relationship. Natsu would always go rescue Lucy whenever she found herself in trouble. He saved her when she was captured by Bora, and did the same thing when she was kidnapped by Jose Porla and taken prisoner, and subsequently brutalized, by Gajeel Redfox. During their time in Edolas, when he heard that Lucy was going to be executed, Natsu got angry and threatened to kill the guards if they so much as touched her. He was also very supportive of Lucy when she was told of her father's death, even bringing her a job to help her pay her rent and to cheer her up.
Main article: Erza Scarlet
Natsu and his friend Erza Scarlet, also a part of Team Natsu, share a very close bond. When Natsu first introduced Erza, he described her as a scary, omnipotent person, and he also feared her. Natsu greatly admires her strength, determination and courage, and has been long since been eager to battle her to see who is stronger between the two of them, resulting in a friendly rivalry.
Natsu and Erza have been together since their first days in Fairy Tail. They were even described as having taken baths together, alongside the other member of their team, Gray Fullbuster. The two of them care deeply for each other, and would protect each other, even if it resulted in the other's death. Erza acts as a mediator when Gray and Natsu fight, and Natsu has been noted to start behaving like Happy, saying the Exceed's signature "Aye", when Erza talks to him, due to his fear of her, despite their close relationship.
Natsu cares about Erza enough to disguise himself as her, thereby taking the blame for her recklessness during missions, just to prevent her from going to jail. When the two share a cell after Natsu's attempt at freeing her, Erza admits that she liked that Natsu tried to help her.
Natsu admires the strong and dauntless Erza, and he was enraged to see that, because of Jellal, Erza was shedding tears. Seeing this, Natsu knocked Erza unconscious, promising that her nightmare would be over once she wakes up. With this lionhearted vehemence, Natsu succeeded in defeating Jellal, one of the Ten Wizard Saints, again showing that he would destroy all impediments making Erza desperate.
Natsu and Erza are the same when it comes to Fairy Tail: the both excessively care for their Guildmates. In the Tower of Heaven arc, Natsu told Erza that, even if he does not know much about her past, he is just like her; a world without his friends would be impossible. He also told her never to forsake her life again.
Erza also has an enormous trust in Natsu. This is shown when she trusted Natsu to defeat Laxus Dreyar, who is evidently more powerful than the two of them combined, and left to destroy the Lacrima from the S-Class Mage's Thunder Palace spell. She promised Natsu that she would return alive, not losing the life that he once saved.
Main article: Gray Fullbuster
Gray Fullbuster is a Guildmate as well as a fellow teammate of Natsu. The two share a competitive, yet, at the same time, very close relationship. Gray is considered Natsu's main rival and the two Mages have consistently fought with each other since their younger years. Despite this, the two share a strong bond, and have always been there for the other. According to Erza, Gray, along with Natsu, regularly bathed with her. The two truly care for each other, and would do anything in order to protect each other. During their time on Galuna Island, Natsu, twice, stopped Gray from killing himself. And later, while they were in the Tower of Heaven, trying to defeat Jellal Fernandes and his minions, Gray saved Natsu from being devoured by Trinity Raven member Fukuro.
Main article: Lisanna Strauss
Natsu and Lisanna are childhood friends, and have always been very close to each other. Their friendship started when Natsu was standing lonely in the rain; Lisanna came to tell him to get inside, subsequently stating that she likes Dragons and that she finds them amazing. Natsu was very happy to hear that, and started to praise Igneel, with the two of them continued their conversation inside the Guild building. Natsu and Lisanna further developed their intimate relationship thanks to Happy, who, when he was still an egg, was thought to be the offspring of a Dragon, and Natsu wanted to hatch said egg at all costs. Lisanna agreed to help Natsu, and, in no time, the two became great friends.
The two of them then proceeded to build a house for the egg. Lisanna said that they were just like a real family, with Natsu being the father, Lisanna the mother, and the (then) unborn Happy as their child. A shy Natsu replied that it wasn't a bad idea. Together in their hut, Natsu and Lisanna happily warmed their beloved egg. Eventually, Lisanna found Natsu very kind and cute, even asking him to be her husband in the future, which she brushed off as a joke when Natsu became noticeably flustered. From then on, Lisanna habitually teased Natsu in a similar manner.
Following Lisanna's apparent death, Natsu built a grave at the hut where they kept Happy's egg, knowing that Lisanna loved to see the sunset. Natsu vowed that he would find Lisanna, wherever she was, and bring her back. In Edolas, when Natsu saw Lisanna, he burst into tears of joy, relieved that he finally found her.
When Lisanna was sucked into the Anima and returned to Earth Land, once found, she rushed towards, and hugged, Natsu, crying and blushing. Having hidden it from him during his stay in Edolas, Lisanna finally told Natsu that she was the Lisanna that he grew up with.
Main article: Gajeel Redfox
Gajeel Redfox was initially introduced as an enemy to Natsu, being the S-Class Mage of the Phantom Lord Guild, which was responsible for the destruction of Fairy Tail's building, and for the injuries inflicted upon Team Shadow Gear. During the battle in Phantom Lord's building in Oak Town, an enraged Natsu was shown assaulting Gajeel, and the fight between the two continued into Phantom Lord's transformed building, which was, along with the Guild's S-Class Mages, attacking Fairy Tail again; a violent confrontation ensued, which tired out both Mages, but ultimately ended with Natsu's victory. The two exchanged words regarding their respective Dragon foster fathers after the battle, and the two, despite not being on friendly terms, were shown to be able to relate, albeit comedically, to one another.
Following Gajeel's induction into Fairy Tail, despite Natsu's initial mistrust, the two of them seem to have developed a bond of camaraderie, much like the one Natsu has with Gray Fullbuster. While usually appearing prone to confront each other, something stemming from their similar, combative personalities, Natsu and Gajeel fought as comrades against Laxus Dreyar, with Gajeel saving Natsu's life, and then shielding him from one of Laxus' attacks. In Edolas, Gajeel once again fought side-by-side with Natsu, and Wendy, to take down the tyrannical King Faust's Dorma Anim.
Main article: Gildarts Clive
Natsu and Gildarts' share a friendly relationship. Gildarts acts as a mentor to Natsu, and Natsu has looked up to Gildarts since he was a child. Natsu is impressed with Gildarts' immense strength and constantly challenges Gildarts to battle, much like he does with Erza Scarlet and Laxus Dreyar. And, much like with Erza and Laxus, he is always quickly defeated.
Main article: Mirajane Strauss
Natsu and Mirajane's relationship is a friendly one, much like Mirajane's relationship with every other member in the Guild. When she was younger, however, Mirajane was very antagonistic towards Natsu. She considered him a member of "Erza's group", as Mirajane called it, and teased him endlessly. Despite this, she's always held a soft spot for Natsu, finding him to be cute when he cries, and kept tabs on him during Erza's absence.
Main article: Makarov Dreyar
Natsu shares a strong relationship with Makarov, the Guild Master of Fairy Tail, as well as the one who introduced him to the Guild after he was abandoned by Igneel, his Dragon foster father. Just like most of the Mages in the Guild, Natsu views Makarov as a fatherly figure, and Makarov, in turn, proudly calls his subordinates his "kids". Makarov is willing to defend Natsu and the other Mages when in trouble, as shown when he fought and defeated Phantom Lord's Guild Master, Jose Porla, in order to protect his beloved "kids". Natsu admires Makarov and acknowledges his great strength. Makarov also thinks that Natsu is a worthy Mage, believing that, with Natsu's enthusiasm, he could defeat opponents much stronger than him. This was shown again when Makarov elected Natsu as one of the eight candidates to become S-Class Mages. When Natsu was on the verge of death during his battle with Zancrow, Makarov protected Natsu, willing to suffer immense damage from Zancrow's Flame God Slayer Magic to do so, and berated Zancrow for "hurting his kid before his eyes", subsequently saying that he would have grinded him into nothing. When Tenrou Island was attacked by Acnologia, Makarov protected Natsu and the rest of the Tenrou Team, risking his own life to allow them to flee Tenrou Island, and being happy that he was acting like a real parent, holding no regrets.
Main article: Laxus Dreyar
Natsu has known Laxus, one of Fairy Tail's top S-Class Mages, as well as Makarov's grandson, for a long time. Initially aloof, Laxus has gradually grown into a both extremely powerful and extremely arrogant individual, whom Natsu would like to fight and defeat, much like he does with Erza. While Natsu is shown to get mad at Laxus when the latter insulst and look down upon on their fellow Guildmates for their presumed "weakness", he also appears to look up to him to a degree, as shown when he blushed after Laxus waved his hand at him, and when he referred to himself as "much weaker" than Laxus, something which he isn't willing to do with most people. Much like the rest of the Guild, he also performed a signature hand gesture from Laxus' own childhood in order to bid farewell to the S-Class Mage, after the he was excommunicated because of his actions during the Harvest Festival.
Main article: Wendy Marvell
Two fellow Dragon Slayers, Natsu and Wendy are close friends and Guildmates, united by their wish to find their Dragon foster parents, Igneel and Grandeeney respectively. Wendy has healed Natsu's injuries several times through the use of her Sky Dragon Slayer Magic, even when she had little Magic Power left, ignoring Carla's warnings, being willing to put her own health and energy on the line. Also, when Nirvana was destroyed and everyone was shown to be safe, except for Natsu, Wendy was shown to be greatly worried; when Natsu eventually showed up, Wendy was relieved and happy, diving into his arms.
Main article: Romeo Conbolt
When he was young, Romeo went to Fairy Tail to ask its Mages to go and look for Macao Conbolt, his father and a veteran Fairy Tail Mage, after he hadn't returned from his job on Mt. Hakobe. Natsu set out to search for Macao, and brought him back to his son. Ever since then, Romeo has looked up to Natsu, referring to him as "Natsu-nii" ("Brother Natsu"). Following the disappearance of Tenrou Island and the 7-years absence of many of Fairy Tail's members, Romeo started wearing an outfit highly reminiscent of Natsu's own; a sign of respect. Natsu and the others' return made Romeo cry out of joy, prompting him to smile for the first time in seven years, ending his joyless misery.
Main article: Sting Eucliffe
Just like Natsu, Sabertooth's Dragon Slayer Sting Eucliffe seems to value his comrades. When the two of them met, Sting revealed that he used to look up to Natsu, but that his respect disappeared when he discovered that Natsu wasn't able to defeat a Dragon, or, more specifically, Acnologia, despite being a Dragon Slayer. In spite of this, Sting still refers to Natsu with the honorific suffix "-san". Natsu and Sting share similar views on battle, and fight with great enjoyment.
Main article: Rogue Cheney
Natsu and fellow Dragon Slayer Rogue Cheney, from Sabertooth, haven't had their relationship explained so far. Both Rogue and his teammate Sting Eucliffe seem to have known Natsu for a long time without him knowing, and have been looking up to him for a similarly long time. However, Natsu has displayed a certain contempt towards Rogue, and Sting as well, because they killed their respective Dragon foster parents, Weisslogia and Skiadrum, who taught them their signarture Dragon Slayer Magic; an action which, to Natsu, sounded like patricide.
Main article: Jellal Fernandes
At first, Natsu held a great hatred towards Jellal Fernandes for trying to sacrifice Erza Scarlet at the Tower of Heaven, and for his obsession with trying to resurrect the Black Wizard, Zeref. Natsu also disapproved of the way Jellal treated his comrades like trash, as seen when Jellal berated Simon for his death, calling it foolish and useless, an act which greatly angered Natsu.
During the time Jellal's time in a comatose state, due to Etherion, Natsu continued holding his grudge towards the former Wizard Saint, a rare act for the Fire Dragon Slayer. Following Jellal's awakening, Natsu impulsively attacked him on sight. When Jellal tried to aid Natsu in his fight against Brain, Natsu initially refused to utilize any help from Jellal and instead attacked him, but soon excepted Jellal's help, taking the Mage's hand.
When Jellal was moments away from being arrested, Natsu was the first one to speak out against it, as well as the first one who tried to force his way through the Magic Council's soldiers, calling Jellal an ally of his group, and stating that they were taking him back with them.
Main article: Lucy Ashley
When Natsu first met Lucy Ashley, Lucy Heartfilia's Edolas counterpart, she confused him with his own Edolas counterpart, Natsu Dragion, and hugged him, relieved that he was finally back, before tormenting him with her comedic torturing techniques. Only later was she told of Natsu's real identity. Lucy Ashley helped Natsu in getting back his Fairy Tail Guildmates by supplying him with weapons and by telling Natsu Dragion to take him and his comrades to the Royal City.
Main article: Igneel
Igneel is Natsu's Dragon foster father. He has been shown to be a loving paternal figure towards Natsu. Despite this, Igneel is shown to be incredibly protective of Natsu, as he continues to watch over him from afar, even after he had left him. According to Grandeeney, Natsu and Igneel both have a tendency to take things to the excess.
During their stay together, Igneel took the place as the father in Natsu's life: he taught him how to write, speak, and use his own, signature form of Dragon Slayer Magic: Fire Dragon Slayer Magic. For unknown reasons, Igneel, along with every other Dragon, disappeared on July 7, X777 without so much as saying goodbye. Natsu dreams to be able to meet with Igneel again, and he searches for clues leading to his whereabouts.
Through various of Natsu's battles, Igneel's spirits seems to support and encourage Natsu from afar, as seen in Natsu's fight against Zero, in which he told him "I, Igneel, am with you!", allowing Natsu to recover his courage.
Main article: Zeref
For unknown reasons, the Black Wizard Zeref wants to meet Natsu. When the two of them first met on Tenrou Island, Zeref wept tears of joy, and recognized him instantly. Natsu, however, did not reciprocate Zeref's recognition. When Zeref said that he had been expecting Natsu's arrival, Natsu misinterpreted this as a form of challenge and rushed towards him, landing a fierce blow to Zeref's face. Even after this, Zeref was still overjoyed that he was able to meet Natsu, but was pessimistic when he realized that Natsu was still unable to stop him. When Tenrou Island was attacked by Acnologia, Zeref looked down on Fairy Tail's holy ground and his melancholic last words, before he departed, were "Farewell Natsu".
Appearances in Other MediaEdit
Natsu is one of the main characters of the third OVA, Memory Days. The OVA features the team going back to the year X778 via the Magic Book, Memory Days. While in the past, Natsu attacks his younger self for losing a fight to the younger Gray, accidentally scratching his younger self on the neck. This left a permanent scar on Natsu's neck, which he often covers up with his scarf, and left Natsu's impression of himself to be a rather negative, fearful one.
Sunday VS Magazine: Shuuketsu! Choujou Daikessen!Edit
Fairy Tail Gekitotsu! Kardia DaiseidouEdit
- Main: Fire Dragon's Roar
- Sub 1: Crimson Lotus: Exploding Flame Blade
- Sub 2: Fire Dragon's Brilliant Flame
- Sub 3: Fire Dragon's Iron Fist
- Super: Crimson Lotus: Phoenix Blade
Fairy Tail Portable GuildEdit
Natsu appears as a playable character in the first Fairy Tail Video Game, Fairy Tail Portable Guild, and is playable from the beginning of the game. His element is fire, and he possesses the following Spells in the game:
- Fire Dragon's Iron Fist: Cost 1 MP, Default Technique
- Fire Dragon's Claw: Cost 1 MP, Natsu must be lv5 to purchase this spell in the shop.
- Fire Dragon's Roar: Cost 2 MP, Natsu must be lv10 to purchase this spell in the shop.
- Fire Dragon's Flame Elbow: Cost 2 MP, Natsu must be lv15 to purchase this spell in the shop.
- Fire Dragon's Fist: Cost 3 MP, Natsu must be lv20 to purchase this spell in the shop.
- Fire Dragon's Sword Horn: Cost 3 MP, Natsu must be lv25 to purchase this spell in the shop.
- Crimson Lotus: Fire Dragon's Fist: Cost 4 MP, Natsu must be lv30 to purchase this spell in the shop.
- Crimson Lotus: Exploding Flame Blade: Cost 4 MP, Natsu must be lv40 and the unlock password must be used to purchase this spell in the shop.
Fairy Tail Portable Guild 2Edit
Fairy Tail: Zeref's AwakeningEdit
- Fire Dragon's Iron Fist: Cost 20 VP, Natsu has this spell from the beginning of the game.
- Fire Dragon's Flame Elbow: Cost 30 VP, Natsu has this spell from the beginning of the game.
- Fire Dragon's Roar: Cost 60 VP, Natsu must buy this spell in the shop.
- Fire Dragon's Wing Attack: Cost 80 VP, Natsu must buy this spell in the shop.
- Fire Dragon's Crushing Fang: Cost 80 VP, Natsu must buy this spell in the shop.
- Crimson Lotus: Fire Dragon's Fist: Cost 42 VP, Natsu must buy this spell in the shop.
- Crimson Lotus: Exploding Flame Blade: Cost 120 VP, Natsu must buy this spell in the shop.
- In the short-story version of Fairy Tail, Natsu wasn't a human, but a spirit with horns.
- The original color for Natsu's clothes was supposed to be red. However, Hiro Mashima decided to change it to black because he wanted a better contrast between Natsu's fire and his clothing.
- Natsu and Happy collect items to preserve the memories of missions (i.e Lucy's maid costume, the fake Salamander signature, a souvenir from Galuna Island, etc.)
- Hiro Mashima said that Fire Dragon's Iron Fist is Natsu's signature move.
- From the Volume 16 Limited Edition: Sorcerer Interview, the best quality of Fairy Tail according to Natsu was "There are a lot of strong guys there". He wishes to defeat Erza and Laxus and find Igneel in the future. He has a good relationship with Happy and Lucy. Natsu claims that he hasn't found a job yet that is difficult for him to handle.
- 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, Natsu's stats are:
- (To Lucy Heartfilia) "You want to join Fairy Tail, right? Then come with me!"
- (To Gray Fullbuster) "Don't feel insecure just because you lost!! We are Fairy Tail! We're from the guild that doesn't know when to stop! We won't survive unless we keep running!" 
- (To Gray Fullbuster after he stops him from killing himself) "So you're gonna end this by dying, huh? Stop running away!"
- (To Hughes) "You bastards lay one finger on Lucy and I'll turn all of you to ash."
- (To Jellal Fernandes) "Erza belongs to Fairy Tail, I won't hand her over to you!"
- (To Jellal Fernandes) "Erza was crying, her voice was shaking, and she was giving up. I don't want to see Erza like that. Erza should always be strong and courageous, that's why... I'LL FIGHT!!!"
- (To Jellal Fernandes) "It's all because of you! You're the one that made Erza cry!"
- (To Erza Scarlet) " We are the same... It's the same for all of us... Don't you ever do a thing like that again... never! " 
- (To Makarov about Laxus Dreyar) "Ah come on, Laxus wouldn't do that! He can be an ass sometimes but he's still a member of our guild, right?"
- (To Zero) "I am already used to taking on the same sins. For a Fairy Tail Mage, the true sin is averting one's eyes... and no longer being able to believe in anyone!"
- (To Zero) "I am not alone. I can hear them... I can hear everyone's voices... I can sense everyone's feelings... I am not alone... everyone's feelings... they support me... they are what give me the will to stand and fight!"
- (To Jellal Fernandes) "You've got to stay by her side! For Erza's sake! So come with us, we're all here for you! You are one of us now, right? Jellal!"
- (To Hughes)"My comrades are alive right now!! The Exceeds are alive too!! Whether they've got magic or not, the important thing is that they're alive! These are lives, dammit!" 
- (To Pantherlily)"We'll stop it, even if my body crumbles to bits I'll stop it with my soul!"
- (To Faust) "We joined a guild so that we could live. I might not know much about this world, but for the sake of all living things of this world, I'll defeat you!"
- (To Faust) "Don't give up. It's not over yet. Bring it on, bastard... I'm standing right here!"
- (To Faust) "I will never give up....I will never give up! As long I'm still breathing in this world... As long I'm still standing, I will never give up!!!"
- (to Makarov Dreyar) Gramps, lets fight. I know there are times when you have to fall back, Gildarts taught me that. But this ain't one of those times, The bastard who makes an enemy of Fairy Tail, we need them to remember the power of our guild with all its heart and soul. Lets fight gr...gramps!"
- (To Hades) "That is our Fairy Tail!! We don't live like we have already died, like you do!! We live with our lives on the lines, you bastard!! If you don't have the courage to change things then you might as well just die!!!"
- (To Midnight) "Is it that funny to you when someone's sad? In that case, I'll beat you 'till you won't even be able to crack a smile!"
- (To Happy) "Whoever looks down upon our guild, I'll shut him up!!! I will show the power of Fairy Tail!!!"
- (To Lucy Heartfilia) "Save the tears for when we win."
- (To Sting Eucliffe) "It's for our comrades. For seven years... Always... They were waiting for us... No matter how tough it was, no matter how sad; even if they were made fools of, they endured and endured... and protected the guild. For our comrades, we'll show you... The proof that Fairy Tail has kept going! And that's why we'll keep moving forward!!!" 
- (To Sabertooth) "If you are a guild, take care of your friends. That is all I have to say."
- (To Garou Knights Leader) "If it's to protect our family, be it the Kingdom or the entire world... We would make anyone our enemy! That's what it means to be Fairy Tail!!"
Battles & EventsEdit
|Dragons||Igneel • Metalicana • Grandeeney • Acnologia • Zirconis • Weisslogia • Skiadrum • Atlas Flame • Motherglare|
|First Generation||Natsu Dragneel • Gajeel Redfox • Wendy Marvell|
|Second Generation||Laxus Dreyar • Cobra|
|Third Generation||Rogue Cheney • Future Rogue Cheney • Sting Eucliffe|