"Just like how a shark can pick out the scent of a single drop of blood in the ocean, my nose can sniff out the scent of treasure! That's why they call me Tai!"
Tai is a large man with light eyes. His hair is tied into a ponytail that is styled to stay vertical and bushy. His eyes are defined by a thick eye liner and a strange clasp is present on his nasal bridge. His attire resembles that of a fisherman. He wears a thick white turtleneck over which he dons a pair of dark waders, the straps being crossed across his chest. The waders have a pouch on their front and are clasped tightly by two ribbons at his shins. Two long gloves cover his arms, reaching almost up to his shoulders. They are visibly sewn shut along the length of the arm and the fingers. A simple cloth is tied around his forehead, serving as a headband.
Tai is extremely proud of his abilities as a Treasure Hunter, especially his sense of smell, and arrogantly flaunts them. His abundant confidence allows him to easily bully any team under him to follow him to places no average Treasure Hunter would dare enter. He is remarkably tenacious in his search for treasure, braving the blizzard of Aba Forest as well as facing a Mage to get his hands on an A-Class Treasure. But he has no regard for the consequences of his actions, even if they harm a child. He also has no interest in things which his olfactory senses do not identify as treasure.
Wandering around in Aba Forest, Tai's team questioned him about the location of the treasure that they were searching for. He told them to believe in his sense of smell and just follow him. They soon arrived at a house and he used his Treasure Fishing skill to nab a bag of Cherry Ash from inside. They were immediately confronted by the owner, Roka, and a young Gray Fullbuster, who demanded that the group reveal its identity as well as return the stolen property.
Tai stated that they are members of the Treasure Hunter Guild Fisher Man's Prize and that they entered Aba Forest to obtain Season Creation Magic, an A-Class Treasure. He then attempted to retreat, but was stopped by Gray, who froze the Treasure Hunter's leg. Although impressed that the young boy is a Mage, he expressed disinterest as he didn't smell like treasure, then proceeded to attack him with a fishing net, apparently trapping the Mage. He immediately slung his opponent into a tree,gleefully claiming victory. But his happiness was short-lived as the real Gray addressed him from behind, revealing that the net had captured a dummy. Tai was further astounded when he saw that the Cherry Ash had been retrieved by Gray already. Enraged, he left himself vulnerable, allowing Gray to create a frozen boat under the team from Fisher Man's Prize and send it flying off a cliff with a shove of his foot, ending the team's hunt for the Season Creation Magic.
Treasure Fishing (お宝一本釣り Otakara Ippondzuri): Using his fishing rod and remarkable sense of smell, Tai can hook any treasure within his range, even if he cannot see it. This allowed him to snag a bag of Cherry Ash from inside Roka's house while he himself stood outside.
Enhanced Smell: Tai's olfactory senses are highly sensitive, allowing him to identify and locate treasure with ease. Using the scent of Cherry Ash as a guide, he was able to lead his team to Roka's house through a furious blizzard.
Fishing Rod: Tai possesses a fishing rod with a remarkably strong hook, capable of breaking through a door which has been built to withstand the blizzards of Aba Forest. He uses the rod for his Treasure Fishing technique.
Fishing Net: Tai also possesses a seemingly normal fishing net. He has been shown to use it in battle to entangle his enemies.
- (To his team) "Just like how a shark can pick out the scent of a single drop of blood in the ocean, my nose can sniff out the scent of treasure! That's why they call me Tai!"
- (To Gray Fullbuster) "I don't smell a single hint of treasure coming from you ... I don't waste my time with people like you!"
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fairy Tail Ice Trail Omake: Another Trail: Spring Blooms in the Snow, Page 9
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Fairy Tail Ice Trail Omake: Another Trail: Spring Blooms in the Snow, Page 3
- ↑ Fairy Tail Ice Trail Omake: Another Trail: Spring Blooms in the Snow, Pages 11-12
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Fairy Tail Ice Trail Omake: Another Trail: Spring Blooms in the Snow, Pages 8-9
- ↑ Fairy Tail Ice Trail Omake: Another Trail: Spring Blooms in the Snow, Pages 10-15
- ↑ Fairy Tail Ice Trail Omake: Another Trail: Spring Blooms in the Snow, Page 12
- ↑ Fairy Tail Ice Trail Omake: Another Trail: Spring Blooms in the Snow, Page 11