Plot of fairy tail
Lucy Heartfilia is a 17-year-old celestial wizard who runs away from home to join Fairy Tail, a rambunctious wizards’ guild whose members are famous for their overly destructive antics. Along the way, she meets Natsu Dragneel, a boy who is traveling the land of Fiore together with his partner Happy, a blue flying cat, in search of his foster parent, a dragon named Igneel who had disappeared seven years earlier. Lucy is soon abducted by a renegade wizard posing as the famous Salamander of Fairy Tail. Natsu rescues Lucy, revealing himself to be the real Salamander and a Dragon Slayer, a wizard with the abilities of a dragon. After defeating the imposter, Natsu invites Lucy to join Fairy Tail.
Lucy forms a team with Natsu and Happy, where they take on various missions. They are joined by ice wizard Gray Fullbuster and armored female wizard Erza Scarlet, who investigate the actions of an illegal “dark” guild Eisenwald. Later, Natsu and Lucy ignore the guild’s rules to take on a high ranking “S-class” quest on Galuna Island, and are soon joined by Gray and Erza. Upon returning, the five discover that rival guild Phantom Lord has attacked Fairy Tail, resulting in war between the two guilds and Lucy being kidnapped; Fairy Tail eventually defeats the guild. The guild then crosses paths with Jellal Fernandez, Erza’s childhood friend who is manipulated by Ultear Milkovich to revive the ancient dark wizard Zeref using the Tower of Heaven. Natsu defeats Jellal and the Tower of Heaven is destroyed. Two Phantom Lord members — Gajeel Redfox, a Dragon Slayer raised by the dragon Metalicana; and Juvia Lockser, a water wizard — join Fairy Tail afterward. Laxus Dreyar, the renegade grandson of the guild’s master Makarov Dreyar, then attempts to take over Fairy Tail by setting up a battle royal, but is ultimately defeated and expelled.
Forming an alliance with the wizard guilds Blue Pegasus, Lamia Scale and Cait Shelter, Fairy Tail fights the dark guild Oración Seis who have revived Jellal. Wendy Marvell, a Dragon Slayer raised by Grandine and the sole member of Cait Shelter, joins Fairy Tail along with her flying cat Carla. Lucy, Natsu, and the others enter the alternate universe of Edolas when their guild vanishes due to Edolas’ powers. The group encounters Faust, the king of Edolas who intends to bestow a limitless supply of magic for his universe by harnessing the magic and the people of Magnolia. Happy and Carla also discover their heritage as Exceeds sent to Earth-land as infants on the orders of their queen Chagot. Allying with the Exceeds and Faust’s son Mystogan, Fairy Tail defeats Faust and restores their guild at the cost of Edolas’ magical power being drained. The group returns to Earth-land together with the Exceeds, one of whom, Panther Lily, forms a partnership with Gajeel.
Several members of Fairy Tail, including Natsu, Lucy, and their allies, participate in an exam on their guild’s sacred ground of Sirius Island in which wizards can advance to a higher rank and thus take part in more dangerous missions. During the exam, Fairy Tail is drawn into a battle against the dark guild Grimoire Heart; the dark guild is seeking Zeref, who has been living on the island. Aided by a reformed Laxus, Fairy Tail defeats Grimoire Heart, and Zeref kills the guild’s leader Hades. However, the incident summons the black dragon Acnologia, which attacks the island. The spirit of Fairy Tail’s founding master, Mavis Vermilion, protects everyone on the island from Acnologia’s assault with a defensive spell, freezing them in time for seven years.
After the spell expires, the returning Fairy Tail members discover that their guild is the weakest in the kingdom. The guild participates in a tournament called the Grand Magic Games to decide the kingdom’s strongest guild. Also participating in the tournament are Saber Tooth, the current strongest guild, and Raven Tail, a guild founded by Makarov’s resentful son Ivan. Fairy Tail aids Crime Sorcière, a guild formed by an escaped Jellal, Ultear, and former Grimoire Heart member Merudy, in investigating a magical anomaly around the tournament arena. After defeating Saber Tooth and Raven Tail, Fairy Tail wins the Grand Magic Games. However, Natsu, Lucy and the others are drawn into a conspiracy involving the Eclipse Plan, which involves the use of the 12 Zodiac Gatekeys so that a person can travel back in time and destroy Zeref before he becomes a threat. Due to the machinations of the future aspect of Rogue Cheney, a Dragon Slayer and member of Saber Tooth, the Eclipse is used to bring dragons from the past through it instead. The Eclipse is destroyed during the battle between Natsu and Rogue, returning Rogue and the dragons to their respective time periods.