Mad Dog Wally
Wally Buchanan (ウォーリー・ブキャナン Wōrī Bukyanan) is an old friend of Erza's, having known her since childhood during their slavery days working on the Tower of Heaven. He is later revealed to be Hoteye's long lost younger brother.
Wally is a man possessing an average height and a regular-toned body. His most distinctive feature is his whole body form, which consists of geometrical shapes and resembles that of blocks. Wally has black hair, an oddly-shaped chin, and has thick lips. He wears a royal blue suit with a white collared shirt and red necktie. He also wears black, oval-shaped sunglasses, a boater hat, and a white scarf can be seen hanging loosely around his neck.
In his childhood he was a normal boy. As the slaves from the Tower of Heaven break free, he, for the first time, sees a western cartoon. Now he considers himself a "Dandy" man and tries to make himself look dandy (cool) every chance he gets. He also teaches others to be dandier. For example, he says to Millianna that talking cats are not unique, but they are cats because they are talking. His dandyness has a limit, as he tells Millianna later that Natsu is, in fact, not a cat.
Wally was one of a couple of kids that were taken from their home and forced to build the R-System, also known as the Tower of Heaven. It was there where he met Erza, Millianna, Shô, Simon, and Jellal Fernandes. The group tried to escape a number of times, but their attempts usually failed. One day when the guards were threatening his friends due to Shô's crying, Erza rose up against them and inspired her friends and the other slaves to do the same. It was in this battle that he witnessed the death of a prisoner he was close to, Rob, and he saw Erza use her Magic Powers for the first time. Eventually, the slaves were victorious and were set to leave the island. While looking through the supplies their captors had, he came across a movie crystal (crystals with movies recorded in them) of a western movie, which he found cool and presumably shaped his obsession with being "Dandy". After Jellal had become controlled by Zeref, he took control of the tower and summons his friends to finish it after kicking Erza out, branding her a traitor when she refuses to go along with Jellal's wishes. He framed her by blowing up the ship the slaves intended to use to escape and then blaming it on her. Jellal was then able to convince Millianna, Shô, and Simon to continue to help in completing the tower. Eight years later, the group completed it.
Tower of Heaven arcEdit
Wally appears in a casino where Team Natsu are currently vacationing, introducing himself to Natsu when the latter complains about losing a game and then promptly ambushes him pinning him to the ground and sticking a gun in his mouth. When Simon uses Dark Moment to throw the room in darkness, he shoots Natsu leaving him for dead, then regroups with Millianna, Shô, and Simon to kidnap Erza (as well as Happy which he gives as a present to Millianna, an avid cat lover) and take her back to the Tower of Heaven. Unknown to him however, Natsu survived thanks to his Fire Dragon Slayer Magic.
Later Natsu's group invade the tower to rescue their friends. Natsu finds Millianna's room and while fooling around with one of the costumed cat heads, Wally tries to ambush him, only to be stopped by Millianna, as she loves cats and doesn't want to harm him since Natsu was looking like one. After Wally convinces her that Natsu the enemy, the two double team him and manage to gain the advantage. Just as he about to kill the Dragon Slayer, Happy intervenes and stops Wally. With Happy on the scene, Millianna hampers Wally's attacks allowing Natsu to knock out both in an instant.
Wally manages to recover and tries to continue the fight, but is interrupted by Jellal who announces the Magic Council is planning on destroying the Tower of Heaven with the Etherion. Realizing Jellal's true intention, Wally is disheartened and confused till Natsu cheers him up before he proceeds for the top floor. Wally faints commenting on Natsu's scarf looking cool as he watches him go. He later recovers and, at Simon's insistence, helps move Lucy and Juvia out of the tower. He along with Happy, Gray and Shô and the girls make their escape just before the Etherion fires upon the tower and it. The group can do nothing more but watch from afar as the rest of the event unfolds.
After Erza is saved, and Jellal is defeated, Wally apologizes to Erza for his actions and mourns the loss of Simon. Erza offers them an invitation to Fairy Tail which they consider but they stow away the night they suppose to leave, still ashamed of what they did.
Erza finds this out but doesn't stop them and allows them to go, but not before giving them a grand send off via fireworks as a way of showing them that they'll always be friends.
Fighting Festival arcEdit
Millianna along with Shô and Wally watch Erza's dance on Fantasia Parade.
Grand Magic Games arcEdit
While talking with Erza, Millianna states that he and Shô are still continuing their travels.
Magic and AbilitiesEdit
- Polygon Teleportation: Wally turns himself into blocks and moves from one place to the other. (Unnamed)
- Polygon Sphere: Wally turns the lower part of his body into blocks. The blocks come together to form to rough-edged spheres that grab onto the target's hand and push it onto something; rendering it immovable. (Unnamed)
- Polygon Rifle: Wally turns his arm into a rifle that shoots out different Magic bullets. When used normally, it shoots square-shaped shots. (Unnamed)
- Polygon Attack: Wally turns himself into blocks and strikes the enemy from different directions.
- 32 Frames Per Second Attack: Wally once again turns himself into blocks and strikes the enemy with 32 blocks at a time per second.
The Rifle is replaced by a Polygon Rifle in the anime, which looks less like an actual gun. Wally also has to use his Polygon Magic to use it.
Appearances in Other MediaEdit
- Both Wally and his brother Hoteye seem to have polygon like bodies, though Wally's body seems a lot more block shaped in comparison.
- Like Hoteye, when young, both had normal bodies.
- Rather than a hand cannon used in the anime, Wally uses a real Revolver in the manga.
- In the manga, he was smoking when he first appeared, while in the anime, he wasn't.
- In the anime, it seems that he has a crush on Millianna.
- (To Natsu Dragneel) "There are only two paths a man can travel... Live on in a dandy fashion... or roll over and die."
Battles & EventsEdit
- Tower of Heaven Slave Revolt
- Tower of Heaven Slaves vs. Tower of Heaven's Guards & Magic Troops
- Team Natsu vs. Team Jellal
- Natsu Dragneel & Happy vs. Wally Buchanan & Millianna
|Occupants||Millianna • Shô • Simon • Wally Buchanan|
|Slaves (Former)||Angel • Cobra • Erza Scarlet • Hoteye • Jellal Fernandes • Midnight • Millianna • Racer • Shô • Simon • Wally Buchanan|
|Left||Angel • Cobra • Erza Scarlet • Hoteye • Midnight • Racer|
|Deceased||Rob • Simon|