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Fourth Master's Advisor
|Base of Operations|
Wakaba is a man of average height distinguished by his brown hair, which is kept in a pompadour-like style that protrudes frontwards from the top of his head in a large, curly and fluffy tuft. He is almost always seen with his eyes either closed or semi-open; they seem to have light-colored pupils, as shown when Wakaba opens one of them to display his surprise. His physique is peculiar in the fact that, despite Wakaba having quite a large belly, his abdominal and pectorals above it are well-defined.His Guild mark is yellow in color, and is located near his left pectoral. He also seems to have mildly hairy legs.
After the seven-year time skip, Wakaba loses his signature pompadour to what appears to be a receding hairline, gaining a straighter-looking appearance and being slicked upwards in a spiked shape. He also gains wrinkles on his face, and has grown a thick, pointed beard on his chin.
His outfits usually consists of a loose, light green shirt decorated by many motifs of stylized dark-colored flowers with five petals, a pair of pants cut down below Wakaba’s knees and held up by a light belt adorned by many black stars partially hidden by his shirt, and sandals held up by striped bands. He wears another, darker pair of short pants and simple dark shoes during his first appearance. In his youth, he donned more serious attires, which includes a leather jacket of sorts and a pair of sunglasses, together with simple pants and shoes.
After the disappearance of Makarov and many prominent guild members, Wakaba switches to a simpler, less flamboyant outfit, consisting of a light-colored jacket with dark fur trimmings on its edges and dark cuffs. He wears this jacket over a simple shirt, with another black undershirt visible from its open collar. He has light pants matching his jacket, with large hemlines and a thin line going down each leg’s side, and simple dark shoes.
Wakaba is an extremely caring man, and is often seen in the company of his fellow Guildmate, drinking buddy, and longtime friend, Macao Conbolt. When together, Wakaba's extreme perverse tendencies often come to light, although, even when apart, Wakaba is still undeterred in his exploits, with Laki Olietta and Kinana being two of his usual targets for harassment.
Wakaba, as with Macao, appears to have an obsession with Mirajane Strauss, and is, more often than not, often seen staring at her with a perverted look in his eyes, often making less-than-subtle passes at her. Wakaba even went as far as asking her out and, had she accepted, planned on divorcing his wife, in spite of the fact that he has a daughter.
Wakaba also dislikes the idea of marriage and seems to be afraid of, or disgusted by, his wife, at least, in comparison to the young girls he is often seen with in the Guild.
Wakaba has been a member of Fairy Tail, at least since before Cana (who has been in Fairy Tail the longest out of those in her age group) joined, and developed a strong relationship with his fellow Guildmates, with his friendship with Macao being the strongest of said relationships.
Several days after Natsu found a "Dragon's" egg in a nearby forest, Wakaba and Macao sat a table and discussed the fact he and Lisanna were raising said egg, with Wakaba having said that Dragons don't exist. Their conversation was interrupted, however, by a furious Mirajane, who destroyed the table they were sitting at, livid at the fact that Lisanna was fraternizing with someone from "Erza's side", making Macao and Wakaba wonder what "Erza's side" meant. The next day, as Natsu rampaged around the Guild, looking for the lost egg, Wakaba remarked upon the terribleness of Natsu's generation, stating that he couldn't imagine how the Guild would be like in a few years. Moments later, when the egg hatched, Wakaba stood in total disbelief, unable to comprehend that a cat had emerged from it. However, his mood quickly changed to one of total joy, staring fondly at the blue cat as Macao cradled him in his arms.
Wakaba is first seen flirting with Mirajane using his Smoke Magic and asks her to go on a date with him, but ends up dismayed when Mirajane reminds him that he is married by transforming into his wife. Shortly thereafter, Natsu returns from a mission together with Happy and a new recruit, Lucy, and starts a brawl which Wakaba participates in. After Makarov dissolves the fight and calms everyone down, Wakaba surveys their latest guildmate Lucy in admiration, questioning Natsu where he found her.
Wakaba casually hangs around in the guild with his fellow guildmates when Erza returns from a mission, prompting him to become nervous in her presence. The female Mage immediately begins to scold several members over various issues, including Wakaba, who just littered the floor with cigarette butts. When Erza and the others return after subduing Eisenwald and the Lullaby, Erza and Natsu fight each other as a fulfillment to Erza's promise to Natsu before the mission. Most of the members of the guild are present to watch the fight, including Wakaba. However, the fight is interrupted when a messenger from the Magic Council arrives and arrests Erza for the damages caused by the earlier battle with Eisenwald.
Phantom Lord arcEdit
While the guild was completely vacant, Gajeel Redfox, a Mage from the Phantom Lord Guild, arrived at the building to then attack and destroy it. He later attacks the members of Team Shadow Gear, Levy McGarden, Jet and Droy. These two unprovoked attacks would cause Master Makarov to declare war and charge towards the rival guild, bringing with him most of his Mages, including Wakaba.
Fighting Festival arcEdit
As the contest for the strongest member of Fairy Tail commences, Wakaba fights against Macao. Later on, Warren contacts both Macao and Wakaba to help the other guild members take down Thunder Palace, with Wakaba managing to destroy only one lightning Lacrima. After the trouble is over, he is later seen alongside Macao during the preparations for the Fantasia Parade.
Wakaba is shown at the guild after Wendy's arrival, shocked at the revelation that she is a Dragon Slayer. He is then sucked in by the Anima to Edolas along with most of Fairy Tail and turned into a giant Lacrima. After the events in Edolas, Mystogan saves the guild by teleporting the Lacrima back to Earth Land using the Reverse Anima.
Tenrou Island arcEdit
Carla demonstrates her power of premonition by having visions of the Macao and Wakaba's conversation. Moments later, Wakaba and Macao talk about the youth of the guilds, saying that they're like how they were in the past, and how they enjoy seeing some eye-candy in the guild.
Seven years after the destruction of Tenrou Island, the guild is reduced into a small tavern with only a few members remaining, one of which is Wakaba, who was promoted as the fourth master, Macao's adviser. Although Macao is officially the guild master, Wakaba refuses to address him as such, causing the two to argue. However, the two stops their argument when they heard Droy shouting that Levy will never come back. Suddenly, a group of men from the rival guild, Twilight Ogre, enters the guild and begins to demand for payment for the debt that the fairies owe them but Macao informs them that they were unable to collect enough money to make the payment. The group then leaves after trashing the guild and promise to return next month for the rent.
After the group left, everyone in the guild notices Reedus' sketch book, littered on the floor. The sketch book contains Reedus' sketch of the guild members back when the guild was strong and complete. Seeing the sketches, everyone in the guild begins to grief and reminisce what has happened since the disappearance of their comrades. Suddenly, the guild hears a sound and everyone heads outside only to see Blue Pegasus's Christina. The Trimens then gets off the Magic Bomber and informs the guild that they have detected something in the Eternano waters and that Tenrou Island still exists.
Wakaba stays behind when Fairy Tail members go to search for Tenrou Island with their new information. Teebo and his crew enters the guild again stating their master won't accept that Fairy Tail still has yet to pay them. Romeo is almost attacked by Teebo, but the missing members of Fairy Tail return right then and defeat Teebo and his crew in an instant. After they explain the first Fairy Tail Master, Mavis Vermilion had saved them with Fairy Sphere, Wakaba and the rest of the guild cry in joy of their return.
During the celebration of the Fairy Tail members return, Wakaba is there when Makarov allows Macao to keep his position as Master for a while. Wakaba and Makarov then tease Macao about this behind his back.
Some time later, Makarov, Mirajane, and Erza go to Twilight Ogre to negotiate their payments. They end up fighting as Macao and Wakaba watch from outside, not surprised that they're using violence to solve the issue. They then see Happy and Natsu with depressed looks on their faces walking down the street, which confuses the two men.
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
Wakaba is present when Makarov announces Gildarts as the next master, but instead Makarov realizes Gildarts has declined the role, but not before reinstating Laxus as a guild member, and making Makarov the master again. After this, Romeo brings up a way for Fairy Tail to become the number one guild in Fiore again by them participating in the Grand Magic Games. Wakaba is opposed to this as with the other members, but once Makarov hears the prize is 30,000,000 , he makes the guild participate.
When the day of the games come Wakaba, 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.
After Lucy's intense and yet disappointing fall in her fight against Flare Corona, Jellal is called forth to represent Team Fairy Tail B and battle Jura Neekis of Lamis Scale. Seeing Mavis become uncomfortable, Wakaba and the rest of the guild are shocked when they find out she is not nervous about the fight, rather just needing to use the restroom, despite being a ghost. Despite Fairy Tail's support, Jellal falls in his battle from outside influences, leaving both Fairy Tail teams in last place for the day. Their stance being ignored, the guild all go out to party at the local bar. Seeing that Gray and Lucy are absent, Wakaba comments that it must be hard for the two to show their faces, and then listens on as Makarov gives an encouraging speech to the entire pub. Drinking and partying, Wakaba and Macao cheer on as Natsu engages in a brawl with Max and wipes the floor with him, suddenly turning their attention to Cana when a strange man approaches her and demands a drinking contest, the two warning him not to underestimate her. However, Cana is the first to hit the floor, the man deciding to take her bra as a trophy for his win. Seeing their guild member being disgraced, Wakaba and Macao rush after the man and demand he return Cana's top to her, Macao even resorting to punching him. The man falls to the floor, and, before either Wakaba or Macao can react, suddenly rises again and flops backwards into them, slamming them both into the ground before leaving.
Recovering from the brawl, Wakaba attends the second day of the Games to stand in the crowd, shocked when he sees that both Gajeel and Natsu are lagging behind in the Chariot event due to their motion sickness. Despite their predicament, both Natsu and Gajeel refuse to give up, and drag themselves towards the finish line, stating that they have a duty to do their best and show the world that Fairy Tail has not fallen, moreover make up for the seven years they left the guild alone. Hearing Natsu's kind words, Wakaba begins to cry.
After the event is finished, the battle portions of the second day get under way. Upon hearing that Elfman will have to face Bacchus of Quatro Cerberus, the very man who beat him up the night before, Wakaba negatively states that the battle is over, before it even begins. However, Elfman manages to hold his own against Bacchus by using a unique Take-Over that protects him from Bacchus' physical attacks, and, seeing the two men go head to head with each other over and over with no seeming victor, Wakaba stares on in anticipation and awe.
When the battle has commenced, Mirajane is next to take to the field, representing her team in a battle against Blue Pegasus' Jenny Realight. The battle does not go the planned way though, as both women, rather than fighting, begin to have a swimsuit contest instead, and eventually make a bet that the loser has to pose naked in the Sorcerer Magazine. Hearing this, Wakaba comments that he feels bad for wanting Mirajane to lose. Mirajane is not the one to fall though, but, still excited, Wakaba and Macao both vow to go buy the magazine as soon as it is published.
On the third day of the Games, Wakaba stands in the crowd and listens as the Pandemonium event is explained. After seeing Erza do the impossible and complete the entire event all by herself, Wakaba screams praise at her from the stands with the rest of the guild. After the third day of the Grand Magic Games, Wakaba is seen celebrating alongside the other cheerful Fairy Tail members, partying over their triumphs of the day. Wakaba laughs as Natsu and the others do the "Barrel Surf".
Later that day, Levy suggests the Guild members rest at the water park "Ryuzetsu Land", Fiore's most well-known summer rage spot. Once there, Wakaba notices that Cana is wearing underwear instead of a swimsuit, although she always looks like she's wearing one. Soon after that, he witnesses Jenny taking off Mirajane's bikini top in shock, just to immediately faint because of a nosebleed when he sees Mirajane pay Jenny back by taking off her bikini bottom. Later on, Natsu gets angry after Gray and Lyon freeze the pool, destroying the location with his Magic, which results in Wakaba lying face-down in the ground.
Later, Wakaba watches as the new Fairy Tail Team enters the battle-field. He, along with many of the viewers, stares in awe when the identity of Team Blue Pegasus' bunny man is revealed to be of Nichiya, an Exceed from Edolas.
For the Tag Battle portion of the fourth day, Natsu and Gajeel are selected to fight Sting and Rogue of Sabertooth. An intense match is then witnessed, with the competitors going out of Domus Flau to keep fighting. There, Sting overpowers Natsu and Gajeel, knocking them down, which prompts Wakaba to think that even they weren't able to be the Twin Dragons of Sabertooth. Later, he anxiously watches with the rest of the guild to see the outcome of Natsu's battle, and, upon seeing Natsu emerge victorious, having taken both of Sabertooth's Dragons down, Wakaba cheers in celebration.
On the final day of the games, Wakaba watches the teams arrive as he stands with the guild in the crowd. As Team Fairy Tail arrives, he, along with Macao, cheers loudly for Gajeel to beat their competition. Later, he is shocked at the sight of the Fairy Tail members standing with their eyes closed during Daimatou Enbu.
As Makarov recalls Mavis Vermilion's nickname in the past, which was the Fairy Tactician, an embarrassed Wakaba realizes that the first Fairy Tail Master is more than just cute. When Gray battles Rufus of Sabertooth and uses a new spell in which he creates a multitude of ice weapons, Wakaba stares on in awe, shocked that Gray possessed such an ability. When Gray uses this ability to win the fight, Wakaba cheers with the guild. Eventually, Mavis' calculations lead Juvia Lockser to meet and clash with Chelia Blendy, much to Wakaba's preoccupation, stating that it seems an impossible match to Juvia win, as Macao points out that Chelia is able to heal her wounds. Before the battle between Erza Scarlet, Kagura Mikazuchi and Minerva commences Wakaba holds his breath, concerned by the agonizing vibe the battle is giving off. He then watches as the three female Mages battle, and as Minerva sneakily manipulates everyone during the fight to turn Erza and Kagura against each other. As he watches Erza and the Mermaid Heel Mage battle as a result, he first becomes worried when Erza gets a beating, but smiles when she pushes past Kagura's attacks to stand in the battle once more. When Erza then Requips to her hakama clothing and swiftly deals a harsh blow to Kagura, Wakaba cheers with the rest of his guild.
Also battling it out at the same time is Laxus, who is confronted by Team Lamia Scale's Jura Neekis. When Laxus attempts to attack but is merely slammed into the ground by the Ten Wizard Saint, Wakaba watches in disbelief. However, when Laxus manages to land some blows on the Ten Wizard Saint and the two exchange clashes with Laxus seemingly on par with Jura, Wakaba smile. With the members of Team Fairy Tail defeating their opponents and attaining victory, Wakaba celebrates alongside Macao and the others.
Wakaba, and the Mages of every other Guild that took part in the Grand Magic Games, is then summoned, after Fairy Tail's victory, by Toma E. Fiore, Fiore's King, and is told of the looming threat of the 10,000 Dragons. Wakaba then listens as Toma explains that there exists a plan, dubbed the Eclipse Plan, to exterminate the Dragons, but that up to as many as several hundred may survive the Eclipse Plan. Toma then asks the Mages to come together, as one, and protect Fiore from the Dragons that survive, to which they all loudly declare they shall. As the cheering takes place, Wakaba smiles.
Following the attack of the mighty Dragon Atlas Flame, Wakaba is revealed to be relatively uninjured by Atlas' Dragon's Roar. As Makarov attacks the flaming Dragon, and is sent reeling backwards in pain as a result, Wakaba looks on in disbelief, unable to comprehend that even their Master's attack was unable to affect it.
Magic and AbilitiesEdit
- Smoke Crush: Wakaba shoots smoke from his pipe with enough force to knock away several enemy Mages around him.
Main article: Macao Conbolt
Macao and Wakaba have a very close friendship, are almost always seen together in and out of the Fairy Tail guild. When they were younger, the two would often be seen drinking together in the guild, or going out on jobs with each other. As they grew older, these habits of drinking and talking in the guild never faded, with their favorite topics seeming to stem around their own relationship issues, the "good old days" when they were in their prime, and their love for younger women.
Despite this closeness, the two have been seen to be rather jealous of each other, especially when women are involved. Both appear to have taken a liking to Mirajane, and are not past verbally of physically abusing each other to get closer to her, despite Mirajane not returning these feelings at all. They also did not hesitate to fight one another in the "Battle of Fairy Tail" in order to help their comrades, continuing to insult each other even when the guild decided to band together and destroy Laxus' Lacrima. However, after the events have been cleared over, the two were quick to make up, and participated in the Fantasia Parade alongside one another.
When the Fairy Tail members disappear for seven years on Tenrou Island, Macao is appointed guild master, and shows his close tie to Wakaba by making him "guild master's adviser".
Main article: Mirajane Strauss
As the attractive poster girl for the guild, Mirajane is often sought out by Wakaba. On one occasion, Mirajane managed to dissuade Wakaba from asking her out by transforming into his wife. During the Grand Magic Games, while Mirajane was competing with Jenny Realight in a bikini contest, Wakaba and some of his male comrades watched eagerly.
Main article: Cana Alberona
Wakaba is one of Cana's drinking partners, the other one being Macao. They get along with each other very well, considering themselves friends.
In the anime, it was shown that the friendship started when Cana arrived in Fairy Tail, as Wakaba, Macao used to team up with Cana to help on her training, implying that they have a good teamwork.
Wakaba is shown to respect Cana's her alcohol tolerance, considering her unmatched, as seen when Bacchus defeated her in a drinking contest and took her bikini top "as a trophy", Macao attempted to beat Bacchus to defend his friend's honor.
Main article: Wakaba's Wife
Main article: Wakaba's Daughter
Wakaba's Daughter is his only known child with his wife and as such, he is very protective of her interests. Upon hearing her say she wanted to join Twilight Ogre, he has been actively trying to stop her.
Appearances in Other MediaEdit
OVA: Memory DaysEdit
Wakaba appears in the third OVA, Memory Days. Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Erza and Happy are sent into the year X778 by the book Memory Days. In this year, Macao and Wakaba can be seen in the guild, with Macao promising to confess to Enno while Wakaba tries to discourage him.
Battles & EventsEdit
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