When he first appears, Romeo is a slim, young boy with straight, dark purple hair. His bangs are particularly prominent, covering part of his forehead, with some smaller strands jutting outwards from the top of his head. He has large eyes and a small, mildly round nose. Seven years later, his hair has grown longer, including the various strands, giving his hair an overall more spiked look. Romeo has gained more muscle, possessing prominent abdominal and pectoral muscles and, to a minor degree, biceps. Having joined Fairy Tail, he also sports the guild’s stamp on his left shoulder. Romeo’s first outfit consists of a dark T-shirt adorned on the front by a drawing of Nakajima, lighter-colored pleated shorts with two large pockets on the back, and simple sandals, each held up by two bands joined by a round button. After the time skip and his joining of his father's guild, Romeo switched to an attire that somewhat resembles Natsu Dragneel's, likely out of admiration for him and sadness for his supposed death. He now wears a long, dark, sleeveless open jacket with lighter-colored edges, revealing part of his muscular chest and held closed around his waist by a light sash, tied by a knot on his left hip. His legs are covered by loose, light-colored pants reaching down below his knees, paired with low, dark laced boots. Around his neck is a light scarf adorned by a wavy motif, mirroring the one which Igneel gave Natsu, but being tied on the front in a large knot. His forearms are wrapped in bandages.
Romeo is a kind boy who loves his father very much. He takes pride in Macao's occupation as a Mage, and makes it his childhood dream to become a Mage himself. He also greatly admires Natsu, viewing him as an older brother. After Natsu disappears together with the Team Tenrou on Tenrou Island and is believed to be dead along with everyone else on it, Romeo becomes a sullen, cynical youth who believes his father to be a coward for doing nothing to defend their guild, and doesn't smile throughout the missing Mages' absence until they return seven years later. Having become a Mage of Fairy Tail at this point, Romeo is a proud member of the guild who tries to defend its name from anyone who insults it. Also, when he talks about or with his older guild mates, he ends their name in Nii or Nee.
Familiar with children who believed Mages to be pathetic drunks, Romeo begs his father to take an "amazing job" that would impress the children that bully him due to having a Mage as a father. Macao thus travels to Hakobe Mountain to slay Vulcans, a job which Romeo expects him to return from in three days.
After a week passes and Macao doesn't return, Romeo assumes the worst and begs Makarov to send him someone to help. However, Makarov refuses saying Romeo needs to trust his dad. Upset, Romeo punches Makarov in the face calling him a jerk. Empathizing with Romeo, Natsu sets out to find Macao alongside Happy and Lucy. To Romeo's joy, the three succeed and bring Macao back alive, after which Romeo apologizes to his father for sending him on such a dangerous mission. To cheer him up, Macao tells his son that he had slain nineteen monsters on the mission, which Romeo decides to boast to the bullies the next time he is picked on.
Romeo helps Macao cover for Natsu after he sets out to save Erza from being arrested by catching his father (disguised as a lizard and pretending to be Natsu) and saying that Macao had caught Natsu.
Phantom Lord arc
Romeo witnesses Natsu, Erza, Happy, Lucy, Gray and Loke changing bodies while under the effects of Changeling. In contrast to the others, who fret that the others will remain in each others bodies forever, Romeo is delighted with the whole situation and repeatedly expresses his desire to become a Mage.
Battle of Fairy Tail arc
Romeo watches his father during the Fantasia Parade.
Oración Seis arc
Tenrou Island arc
After Makarov nominates Natsu and several others as participants in the S-Class Trial, Romeo is highly enthusiastic after hearing the news.
Seven years after the destruction of Tenrou Island and the disappearance of Fairy Tail's most powerful Mages, Romeo looks out at the sea alone, now branded with the mark of the guild. Romeo continues staring out onto the sea, until Bisca and Alzack tell Romeo it's time to head back to the guild, as they didn't want his father to worry about him. Romeo looks down, saddened, and agrees to go. Bisca tries to comfort him, but Alzack stops her from doing so.
When part of the guild goes out to find Tenrou Island once more, after The Trimens told them Tenrou Island still exists, Romeo decides to stay behind. Macao asks Romeo if he thought it was a good idea for him to stay. Romeo tells his father that even if the guild members did manage to find Tenrou Island again, there was no guarantee everyone would still be alive. Just then, Thibault and his crew enter the guild. They tell Wakaba that their guild master will not accept the fact that Fairy Tail cannot make their monthly payment. Romeo tells Thibault they have no money to pay them. He then prepares to attack them with Purple Flare, but Thibault just blows it out with his mouth, and it disappears.
Thibault then prepares to attack Romeo, but suddenly, all the Fairy Tail members who disappeared seven years ago return and quickly defeat Thibault and his gang. After explaining what happened on the island, Natsu looks at Romeo and says he's all grown up. Romeo then starts crying and smiles for the first time in 7 years. He then welcomes everyone home.
Key of the Starry Sky arc
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Grand Magic Games arc
After celebrating the return of the former members, and the guild setting its sights on becoming the number one guild in Fiore again, Romeo attempts to get the guild to compete in the Grand Magic Games, a competition where all the guilds in Fiore compete against each other. When Makarov hears the prize for winning is 30,000,000 he immediately makes Fairy Tail enter. Romeo tells the guild it will start in three months, and the guild gets excited to train and get stronger for the competition.
When the day of the competition comes, Romeo, along with the rest of the guild members cheer for Team Fairy Tail A in the stands. They are all surprisingly greeted by Mavis Vermilion who has also come to watch the games and cheer for her guild. When Fairy Tail's second team, Team Fairy Tail B, enters, Fairy Tail cheers again, though Mavis notices the man disguised as Mystogan is Jellal Fernandes, but accepts Makarov's decision to let him participate. Before Lucy begins her battle against Flare Corona, Romeo questions Mavis' worried expression. She tells him that she wonders what Raven Tail wants to accomplish by entering the tournament.
As Lucy continues to fight Flare, and suddenly begins to lose, Romeo, as well as many others, conclude that something must have happened that caused Lucy's sudden change. He is then surprise when he sees Natsu grabbing and ripping Flare's red hair which was behind Asuka Connell. When Lucy's battle is interrupted by one of the Raven Tail's Mages, unknown by others, causing her to lose, Romeo calls Raven Tail a dirty guild. After Warcry is defeated by Orga Nanagear, Romeo complements Sabertooth's power. Romeo is then seen celebrating with the others after the first day is over, stating that he thought Lucy's battle was awesome and Gray's effort in the first event was awesome as well. He then shares the joy of the Fairy Tail Mages when Makarov encourages them, and continues to celebrate. Later that day, when Bacchus enters Bar Sun, where the Fairies are celebrating, and disrupts the party, Romeo worries about his father when Bacchus slams Macao and Wakaba on the floor.
The next day, during the Chariot event, Romeo is stunned when he sees Gajeel Redfox's and Sting Eucliffe's transportation sickness. However by the end of the race he was crying at Natsu's determination. During Toby Horhorta's fight, Romeo was seen supporting Toby and not Kurohebi, however, Kurohebi wins the battle. Romeo watches as Elfman Strauss fights Bacchus, and defeats him. During the second day's third battle, he stands next to Makarov, telling him to calm down, while Mirajane Strauss and Jenny Realight battle, and Mirajane comes out victorious.
Romeo is left speechless when Erza defeats one hundred monsters during the Pandemonium event. He then celebrates Cana's victory when she scores a 9999 in the MPF (Event). During the third day of Grand Magic Games, he watches as "Alexei" easily overpowers Laxus. After Laxus is declared winner after defeating Ivan and Raven Tail, he is seen along with the rest of the guild members, cheering. At a point of the battle, a powerful spell of Sherria fails to hit Wendy, which Romeo mistakes as if Wendy has dodged the attack, but Makarov replies that Sherria actually missed the attack. Romeo keeps watching the match with tension, but it ends up as a draw, finishing the Games' third day. Nonetheless, the Mages of both Lamia Scale and Fairy Tail are content.
Later, Romeo watches as the new Fairy Tail Team enters the battlefield. Romeo, as well as many of the viewers, stares in awe when the identity of Team Blue Pegasus's rabbit man is revealed to be Nichiya, an Exceed from Edolas. As Natsu and Gajeel from the newly formed team enter the arena to battle Team Sabertooth's Sting and Rogue, Romeo, alongside his guildmates, watches the match with confidence.
Romeo screams out Natsu's name when Natsu falls into the crumbling arena after one of Sting's attack hits both Natsu, Gajeel and the area itself. When Natsu lays on the floor, due to being hit multiple times with Sting's attacks, Romeo tells him to stand up. Romeo, alongside his guild, celebrates Natsu and Gajeel's victory as he brings his arm up and puts a big smile on his face. He is also happy to see team Fairy Tail in the league with forty-five points. At the last day, Romeo cheers with the rest of the guild as Team Fairy Tail enters the arena. Although at first Fairy Tail's members are worried, since the contestants of their guild have not made a move yet, Mavis soon reveals that it is all going according to her plan, much to Romeo's surprise and shock. Romeo's surprised expression remains as the team moves out and Mavis begins to give out orders. As Gray prepares to battle Rufus Lore of Team Sabertooth, Romeo asks Mavis if such is part of her calculations, which she confirms. Later in the battle, Romeo watches with excitement as Gray uses his Magic to mold weaponry so fast that Rufus is unable to keep up. As the battle comes to an end, Romeo, alongside the Fairy Tail Mages, joyfully celebrates Gray's victory over Sabertooth's Rufus.
Later, as the Games continue, Romeo notices Makarov's shocked expression and asks him what is wrong, to which Makarov replies that he suddenly had an image of himself writing a pile of apology letters again. After the three strongest female Mages competing in the Grand Magic Games of the year X791 clash, Romeo watches from the sidelines bewildered as to what the intense encounter will deliver. Simultaneously, in another part of Crocus, Laxus and Jura begin their own face off, and, seeing the Lamia Scale Mage slam Laxus forcefully into the ground, Romeo stares on open-mouthed. However, once Laxus delivers an uppercut to the Wizard Saint and defeats him, Romeo looks on in amazement.
Seconds after realizing that Erza managed to defeat the leader of Team Sabertooth, receiving five points for her victory, Romeo is speechless at the thought of achieving victory prior to their multiple defeats. Though his hopes are soon stepped on as he hears the commentators explain that if Sting is able to defeat all five Mages of Team Fairy Tail, Sabertooth will attain victory. He sees Sting's attempt to lure in the five Mages by firing a flare towards the sky with Sabertooth's insignia. Nonetheless, Sting cowards out, much to Romeo's delight. With said events taking place, Fairy Tail is named the winner, grating the guild with the title of number one guild in Fiore. Happily being hugged by his father, Romeo cheers for the overwhelming victory alongside the supporting spectators. He turns around and raises both arms in celebration, happily glorifying the victorious Mages.
However, shortly after his brief celebration of Team Fairy Tail's amazing victory, Romeo and hundreds of other Mages are called to the center of Crocus, where the King of Fiore waits to speak to them. Conveying information of a Dragon attack that will apparently occur in Crocus on the following day, the King begs for the Mages assistance in protecting the people, something which Romeo eagerly agrees to help with. He then joins his guild as they are ambushed by a Dragon whose body is completely enveloped in flames, shocked to see none of their attacks making contact.
After monsters hatched from Motherglare's eggs appear, Laxus states that he will deal with Atlas Flame on his own. When Romeo claims that it's impossible for Laxus to do it alone, the Thunder God Tribe back him up, saying that they are here to support him. Romeo and the other Fairy Tail members then proceed to attack the smaller monsters.
Later, Romeo witnesses as Motherglare's hatchlings bear down on Macao. He yells out his name in an attempt to help him, but Macao tells Wakaba to take Romeo away and leave him there. However, as Ultear activates Last Ages and rewinds the time, Romeo and others manage to predict these events and save themselves, wondering whether it was a dream or a premonition. With the Eclipse Gate demolished, the Dragons and the Hatchlings go on to disappear, leading Romeo to celebrate with the rest of his guild members.
Romeo, clad in formal clothes, joins his guild mates as they attend the great banquet held by the royal family, in which he is first spotted taking a piece of his father's meat, who portrays an angry expression after his son does this. Soon after, he is seen showing his understanding to Yukino's similar appearance to Lisanna Strauss, only to be brought into the battle of convincing Yukino to join their guild over the others. The scuffle is soon brought to an end when the King approaches the Mages, but everyone is shocked to see that Natsu has stolen the crown and is wearing the King's clothes; taking his place illegally.
Eclipse Celestial Spirits arc
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Sun Village arc
After returning to Magnolia, Romeo is happy to see that the guild's building has been rebuilt and that the people of Magnolia welcome them back with open arms. Once inside, Romeo tells the fighting Gray and Natsu, who were recently brought back from their mission by Erza, to stop acting like kids. Momentarily, Mirajane walks in with a new mission at hand, requesting Natsu and Gray. Romeo is shocked to hear that the request was sent by one of the Four Gods of Ishgar, Warrod Sequen.
Romeo sits in the guildhall with his father Macao, Wakaba, and Cana; he chastises his father when he orders alcohol, pointing out that it's only noon. Soon enough, Romeo and the other Fairy Tail Mages ponder Laxus, Yajima, and the Thunder God Tribe's condition when said Mages are brought to Fairy Tail in a terrible state. He stays close to his father as Porlyusica informs them that they will survive, but she is unsure if they will make a full recovery. Not long after, Romeo can only stand next to his guildmates as Makarov announces that they will protect the former councilors, claiming that Tartaros will deeply regret their actions.
However, shortly after the groups are sent out, Gray and Gajeel report back that their groups arrived at the Council member's houses to find them already dead. Romeo is later shocked further when Lucy reports back with her group, the guild hearing from ex-Council member Michello that Tartaros are after Face, a bomb that has the potential to wipe the Magic from every Mage in Fiore. After some of the teams sent to protect the councilors return to the guild, Romeo, standing next to Wendy, cheers for Levy when she reveals Tartaros' whereabouts. Before they can head out to confront the Demons however, the building collapses due to an unexpected explosion. Romeo and his friends, however, are unscathed, due to Cana sealing them in her cards and having Happy, Carla and Panther Lily transport them to Undercube, where they are released, allowing them to attack Tartaros in retaliation. Eventually, Romeo stands his ground against Tartaros with his hand enveloped in flames. Erza's sudden appearance catches his attention however, as the female Mage creates a large hole in the center of Cube with her weapon. He is then drawn into Cube, alongside his father and Wakaba, and eventually petrified due to Mard Geer's Curse.
Howbeit, after Lucy's struggle against the Demons of Tartaros and her summoning of the Celestial Spirit King, Romeo is revived via the Spirit King's Galaxia Blade. Realizing that they are now somewhere within Magnolia, Romeo notes that Makarov returned to their guild momentarily, pointing towards its direction. Later, as the members of the guild learn that Acnologia is coming, Romeo stands with the others in shock. However, yet another Dragon appears, but rather seems to be pushing Acnologia back, which leads Romeo to ponder whose side the Dragon is on.
After receiving a letter from Lucy, Romeo, along with his father, shows up in Magnolia Town to meet with his former guildmates. He is shocked when he hears that Gajeel was a member of the Magic Council.
Alvarez Empire arc
During Fairy Tail's reconstruction, Romeo shyly listens in as Nab, Wakaba and his father discuss all the possible rumors surrounding Gray and Juvia's relationship. A bit later, when topic of who the seventh guild master will be arises, Romeo yells at Macao to stop when he nominates himself for the position. After Makarov's return, Romeo sits at a table in the guild with his father and Wakaba as he welcomes the master back.
During the Alvarez invasion of Fiore, after surviving the first wave of assaults, the guild is assaulted from over 400km away by the real Wall Eehto's destructive cannon, leaving Romeo confused as to how they can fire at them from such a long distance. Before they can be destroyed, however, Ichiya intercepts the blast with the Christina and issues a call for all the other Fiore guilds to come help against Alvarez. Romeo then listens to Mavis as she describes which directions the other prominent Fiore guilds are traveling to help their cause; Romeo declares that they should back them up, which Mavis agrees to. After she assigns fighters to the north and south, and reveals that Zeref is traveling slowly from the west, Romeo asks Mavis to send him east, but she informs the guild that she has asked the remaining Four Gods of Ishgar and Jura to deal with the one million incoming ships and their accompanying Spriggans. Much later, in the guild hall, seeing that some of the Spriggan 12 were taken down, Romeo supports Macao's claim of winning the war. However, Makarov reminds them about hopelessness of the current situation regardless.
Later, with the defeat of Dimaria, the whole guild learns that another of the Spriggan 12's signals has vanished and they rejoice; however, Jacob Lessio arrives in the guild, taking them all by surprise. After he reveals that the Mage August has falsified their locations on his radar, Jacob demands a drink, but when he is refused one, he uses his Magic to erase Romeo and everyone else in the guild. According to Jacob, Romeo and everyone else who was affected by his Magic is alive, but extremely wounded. Although, successfully tricking Jacob, Lucy summons Gemini to copy Marin's Spatial Magic and return everyone from the alternate dimension. Promptly after, Makarov punches the Shield of Spriggan away and sends Natsu flying to him, who finishes him off with Fire Dragon King's Demolition Fist, delighting everyone to see another of the Spriggan 12 being taken care of.
Following the events of Universe One and Zera's guidance, Romeo and the majority of Fairy Tail make their way to the north, to where their guild is now located, to push out the Alvarez forces occupying their home. Romeo then bears witness to the clash between the newly-arrived Gildarts and the Spriggan 12 member God Serena; Wendy notices his shaky demeanor, and Romeo admits to her that he is afraid of fighting the overwhelming number of Alvarez forces. After, Romeo watches in awe as Gildarts defeats God Serena and clears a path for the guild to move forward. While the others move forward, Romeo hesitates, but ultimately casts his fear aside and charges with them, running alongside a praising Natsu and Gray.
After some time, their advance is cut short by Irene's use of Berserker, which turns all the Alvarez soldiers into extremely strong, mindless warriors that greatly overwhelm Fairy Tail. Makarov decides to cast Fairy Law to save his guildmates, but when Mavis shows up to try and dissuade him under the notion that if he uses Fairy Law he will surely die, Romeo has a hard time believing that this could be true. Ultimately, Makarov forfeits his life to save Romeo and the others, and eliminates the Berserkers attacking them. Later, when Macao is subjected to the effects of Larcade Dragneel's Magic, Romeo is visibly dismayed.
Magic and Abilities
- Blue Fire (青い炎 Burū Faia): A spell in which Romeo creates a blue-colored flame with cold properties.
- Yellow Fire (黄色い炎 Kīroi Honō): A spell in which Romeo creates a yellow-colored flame hovering on his palm. This flame apparently gives off a strange smell.
- Rainbow Fire (七色の炎 Reinbō Faia): A spell where Romeo combines the different "colors" of his Rainbow Fire Magic into one, alleged, "deadliest flame". Upon hitting its target, the spell causes an explosion.
Purple Flare (紫の炎 Pāpuru Furea): Romeo is able to use this variation of Fire Magic, like his father he can create and manipulate purple flame, that cannot be extinguished by wind or water. He usually conjures it through his arms or the palm of his hands.
- Purple Net: Romeo throws a ball of purple fire at his opponents, which forms a net that can immobilize the target.
Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Romeo also revealed some melee skills. He usually strikes with hands, at least - the legs. He is able to do some acrobatics, such as somersaults, evading attacks, owing to the reaction, as in the situation with Dan Straight. His blows are usually enhanced by Fire Magic, apparently making them stronger.
Appearances in Other Media
The Exciting Ryuzetsu Land
At Ryuzetsu Land, Romeo asks Macao and Wakaba why they're not swimming, to which they're shown having nosebleeds, saying they'd prefer to just enjoy the nice views. Later, Romeo gets annoyed at his dad for watching Mirajane and Jenny pull each other's swimsuits off, while Risley pats his back laughing. When Natsu has destroyed the park, Romeo, Macao and Wakaba are seen laying unconscious in the remains of the resort.
- (To Thibault) "To have been tamed by punks like these... father and everyone are cowards... I'm going to fight! If things keep up like this it'll be Fairy Tail's disgrace!"
Battles & Events