Back of Left Hand
Freed is a slim man of average height with very long, almost waist-length, light-green hair. with long bangs framing his face, and the right one even covering the corresponding part of his face and eye; he also has a pair of thin strands jutting out backwards from the sides of his head, both taking on a lightning-like shape. His hair is gathered at the end and tied in a short ponytail.
Freed's eyes are greenish blue, with a distinctive, small beauty mark below his left one, and prominent eyelashes. His green Fairy Tail Stamp is located on the back of his left hand (despite having been initially shown on his right hand). After the conclusion of the Fighting Festival arc, Freed was briefly shown with his hair cut short, but he returned to his old look shortly afterwards.
The most distinctive piece of Freed's outfit is his double-breasted coat, almost reaching down to his knees, which possesses a wide collar, large lighter-colored cuffs decorated by a darker line on the back part, and edges adorned by two, thin golden lines each. The buttons closing such coat are four; the coat itself has been shown in two different colors on different occasions, with these colors being red and black. Over it, around Freed's waist, is a pair of buckled belts, to which Freed's sword is attached, on his left hip, and under it, he wears a simple, light-colored shirt with large cuffs and a mildly high collar, mostly obscured by other pieces of his clothing, among which a light cravat tie around his neck, with the lower part tucked inside the coat, this until the Tenrou Island arc, in which it was momentarily shown with its ruffled edges out, before being subsequently returned to its former look. Freed's attire is completed by a pair of loose light pants tucked inside simple boots, each sporting a line of small buttons on its outer side. His clothes, together with his physical features, make him somehow resemble a French nobleman from the Enlightenment period.
Freed seems to be the calmest member of the Thunder God Tribe. While the three of them are infamous for rarely ever being seen at the guild, Freed was the most reserved remaining detached from the goings-on of the guild, and emotionally distant to those present. This collected demeanor allows Freed to remain calm and seemingly emotionless even while his teammates are excited or worried. When first introduced, he saw Laxus Dreyar as his only comrade, being willing to renounce Fairy Tail in order to follow his ideals. When Mirajane shouted at him, questioning whether they were friends, Freed closed his eyes and replied "we were once".
Although dedicated to following Laxus' direct orders, which placed him at odds with his guild mates, he’s also shown to care for the well-being of his “former” friends and comrades even before his reconciliation with the guild, as he questioned Laxus when ordered to kill other Fairy Tail members, despite eventually resolving to comply with what he said, even if that path “led to hell”. Despite this attitude, Freed has a "soft spot" for others, and can be quite emotional at times. Though it had been hinted at, once Freed lost the will to fight against Mirajane, he burst into tears of regret over being forced to harm his guild mates against his will, revealing his caring side. Even so, Freed's loyalty to his "commander" had trumped all other emotions, showing great strength of character for being able to go against one's emotions. After said event, he, alongside the rest of the Thunder God Tribe, seems to have grown far kinder, optimistic and more attached to his guild mates, being seen much more often in the guild.
Although Freed's sexuality has never been stated, he has shown some homosexual tendencies, such as staring at naked 3D pictures of three men, namely Eve Tearm, Hibiki Lates, and Ren Akatsuki. Freed seems to be shy when it comes to insufficiently dressed women (especially those donning revealing bikinis), blushing and becoming unable to fight if pitted against one or more of such opponents (much to Cana Alberona's delight). This, however, might just have been a ruse to cover for his deliberate defeat, as hinted by Bickslow.
Above all else, Freed is an honor-bound man, and when he feels indebted to someone, he will go out of his way to repay that debt, even if this goes against his own personal interests. Freed also seems to strongly believe in the rules imposed by his Jutsu Shiki Magic, using it in the battle of Fairy Tail, when he employed his barriers against Fairy Tail. He is shown to be willing to brutally torture the one who broke such rules and “cheated”, stating he would “subject him to a fate worse than death”; though that was before his reconciliation with the guild. Moreover, he would never break his own rules.
Sometime before joining the Thunder God Tribe, Makarov asked Freed to supervise Laxus Dreyar in hopes of stopping him from doing anything wrong. Before the Battle of Fairy Tail, Freed hadn't returned to the guild for half a year, and hadn't met any of the newer members, such as Lucy Heartfilia. During Fairy Tail's battle with the Phantom Lord Guild, he was away in another town.
Fighting Festival arcSunting
Freed first appears together with the Thunder God Tribe in the Ghoul Spirit Guild, watching Bickslow and Evergreen defeating the Dark Guild's members. The three then talk about something that Laxus is planning and head home to Fairy Tail. After Evergreen petrifies the Miss Fairy Tail contestants, Laxus, Freed and Bickslow reveal themselves. He listens as Laxus challenges Makarov to know who the strongest in Fairy Tail is. After Laxus explains the rules of the festival, he, together with his bodyguards, leaves. It was revealed the Freed had set up a barrier around Fairy Tail that keeps Makarov, the girls, and strangely, Natsu and Gajeel from leaving the guild. He also set up multiple enchantments all over Magnolia that forced anyone trapped inside to fight other captives until only one remained.
As Reedus Jonah tries to reach Porlyusica to find a cure for the girls' condition, Freed appears and the two start to fight each other. However, Freed proved to be too powerful for Reedus as he was defeated easily. Freed is then confronted by Alzack Connell who uses his Guns Magic to attack, but Freed easily deflected it, and because of his enchantments, Alzack collapses from lack of oxygen.
After Erza Scarlet defeats Evergreen, he arrives at Laxus' side, saying that only he or Bickslow could defeat Erza. Laxus asks him what he was doing there, to which Freed replies that since the girls are no longer petrified, the game is over. Laxus intimidates him with his lightning and tells him that if he chickened out, he should go since he doesn't need weakling in his Fairy Tail. After Laxus activates the Thunder Palace, Freed is shocked to know that Laxus would go that far, but Laxus tells him that it is a battle and that it's not over until one side is obliterated. Laxus then tells him to go and kill Cana Alberona and Juvia Lockser. Freed tries to argue, saying that they are still members of the guild, but, intimidated, decides to obey Laxus, saying that he would follow him even to hell.
After Bickslow's defeat, Freed comes across Cana and Juvia and manages to trap them in one of his enchantments. Forced to fight Cana, Juvia, after being reassured by Freed that he will fight the winner, decided to incapacitate herself by attacking one of the lacrimas. As she faints, Juvia explains to Cana that she only wanted Fairy Tail to accept her as a member since she loves them. Cana tells her that she was already accepted and Juvia faints with a smile on her face. An angry Cana then charges at Freed with tears in her eyes.
Mirajane and Elfman arrives just as Freed was defeating Cana. Elfman tries to battle Freed, but Freed deems him defeated and uses his Magic Dark Écriture to torture Elfman. Mirajane tells him to stop but Freed ignores her and continues torturing Elfman. As Freed was about to kill Elfman, Mirajane's dormant powers awakened, enabling her able to use her Magic Take Over and charges straight at Freed. Freed tries to use his Magic to evade her attacks to no avail and he finally sees the demon within the angelic Mirajane. As Mirajane overpowers him with her speed and strength, Freed decided to use his Dark Écriture: Darkness, changing himself into a demon as well.
However, Mirajane proves to be too powerful and successfully pins him to the ground. As she was about to deal the finishing blow, she remembers Lisanna's face and deactivates her Satan Soul, saying that the fight is meaningless and that they are supposed to be allies. Freed denies this, and tells her that Laxus is his only ally. As Mirajane continues to talk, Freed's eyes begins to fill with tears and confesses that he never wanted to do what he's done and the two lose their will to fight and reconcile with each other.
After Laxus' failed attempt to cast Fairy Law, Freed arrives at Kardia Cathedral and informs Laxus that everyone is safe. He explains that his heart still cares for his comrades and that was the reason Fairy Law failed.
After Laxus was excommunicated, Freed is seen alongside the Thunder God Tribe. As Evergreen and Bickslow try to convince Laxus not to leave, Freed simply watches them. After Laxus leaves, Freed states his belief that they will meet again. After the parade, Freed (with a new hair style) is the one who convinces Makarov to not give up the title as master, asking him to remain for Laxus' sake.
Freed is seen celebrating the arrival of Wendy Marvell and Carla together with the guild at their Welcome Party. He is later seen waiting for Gildarts Clive to arrive, standing next to Erza and Evergreen. He was sucked through the Anima and turned into Lacrima along with the rest of the guild and the town of Magnolia. However, they were freed thanks to Mystogan, who returned everyone back to Earth Land (excluding Gray Fullbuster, Natsu, Lucy, Wendy, Erza, Gajeel, Carla, and Happy), through the Reverse Anima Process, and so he, like the rest of the guild and Magnolia is unaware of the events of Edolas.
Tenrou Island arcSunting
Freed appears again along with Bickslow and Evergreen at Fairy Tail, telling Lisanna that it's a relief to have her back, and that she's okay. Lisanna acts surprised since, while she was still in Earth Land, their team rarely came to the guild. A few days later, he witnesses the announcement of the S-Class Wizard Trial, and is announced as a candidate who will take the exam. Freed is easily thrilled and has high desires to win and intends to take up Laxus' vacant spot among the S-rank Mages. He chooses Bickslow as his partner for the trial, to Evergreen's dismay.
As the participants head towards Tenrou Island, Freed is waiting patiently for their arrival to their destination. Shortly after, the master arrives to explain the rules of the first trial. Before the first trial started, Freed thought ahead and used a rune to trap everyone except him and Bickslow on the boat for 5 minutes. As they fly towards the island, Bickslow asks Freed he didn't simply trap them for good.
Freed responded that if he did, it wouldn't be a fair trial. They arrive on the island first and has the luxury to choose any path they want. After they realize that their chosen path leads to a battle with Cana and Lucy, they smirk, thinking that they have won already, since Lucy can't call Loke to fight Bickslow and Cana couldn't even touch Freed during their last encounter. Freed then tells Cana that this is as far as she'll go and he'll be the one taking Laxus' place. Cana, determined, says "fine" and that they also have their own reasons for becoming S-Class Mages. Freed, blushing, asks the bikini-clad girls if they can put some clothes on, since their current attire is too distracting.
Cana hears him and takes out her sexy lady card, knowing now that women in swimsuits are his weakness. Ladies in bikinis come out of the cards and start crowding around Freed. Bickslow tells him to keep it together and starts fighting Cana and Lucy. Lucy then opens the gate to Virgo, thinking that women may also distract Bickslow. Bickslow, however, says that that doesn't work on him and easily beats Virgo because of how weak she is. Cana then activates the Prayers Fountain card, but they're still able to dodge it. Lucy realizes there's water so she opens the gate to Aquarius. Aquarius sends forth a strong wave of water, knocking Freed and Bickslow out while Lucy and Cana retain consciousness by holding on to something. Lucy and Cana win the fight and head off to the 2nd round.
Later, Bickslow asks Freed if he can really accept the result, and Freed replies that he can. He states that he would have fought seriously if it had been somebody else, but he owes them so he had already decided if he were to face them then he would her them win. Bickslow says that it's a bit much that women are his one weakness and Freed agrees. Bickslow admits that he was excited about taking Laxus' spot, but Freed states that that's not important. He continues by saying that it's about Fairy Tail, and Laxus would come back someday. Bickslow thinks about how "to think they'd run into Cana and Lucy," and says that they sure are lucky. They then head back to the guild with Gildarts.
Later, both him and Bickslow make a surprise return to the island and engage Rustyrose in battle, both claiming that they cannot forgive him for what he has done. As Bickslow attacks Rustyrose with his puppets, Freed tries to use his Dark Écriture: Pain technique on him. However, Rustyrose evades both attacks. Bickslow then attacks a newly transformed Rustyrose and Freed follows through with his Dark Écriture: Absolute Shadow to attack him. As Bickslow tells Rustyrose to get up, Freed tells him that there is no redemption for him.
Rustyrose then uses the attack Ghosts of Brittia on Freed and Bickslow and the ghosts produced begin to wrap around Freed's and Bickslow's bodies. Freed is later seen collapsing after Azuma destroys the Great Tenrou Tree. After Erza defeats Azuma, the battle between Freed, Bickslow and Rustyrose resumes. Cornered, Rustyrose uses the same attack he used to defeat Evergreen and Elfman, the Tower of Dingir, and Lisanna, Levy and Pantherlily get caught in the attack too. However, Elfman frees them after he is possessed by Bickslow, and he unexpectedly hits Rustyrose from behind. Lisanna uses her Magic to transform her arms into wings and teams up with Freed, giving him a boost with her legs and the strength to quickly fly towards Rustyrose and give him the finishing blow, putting an end to the battle.
When Natsu and the others return to the camp, Freed and Bickslow are seen reviewing the situation while Pantherlily informs them about the Grimoire Heart Battle Ship's location. When Natsu is ready to go fight Hades, Freed says he will be defense, as he still needs to inscribe some enchantments. Freed and Bickslow tell the attack team to leave the defenses to them. After the war with Grimoire Heart ends, Freed, along with the rest of the Thunder God Tribe, is reunited with Laxus, and the go to rest at Tenrou Island's base.
Everything is interrupted when Acnologia, the infamous Black Dragon, lands on Tenrou Island and starts attacking everyone. All of the Fairy Tail members start moving towards the ship as the Dragon goes on its rampage. Makarov then enters full Titan mode and grabs Acnologia, holding it off from attacking the guild members. Everyone wishes to help Makarov, but he shouts not to disobey his final order. When Makarov is overwhelmed by Acnologia, all of them return and go all out against the Dragon. As Acnologia, having shrugged off all the combined attacks from its assailants, flies high up into the sky and readies to fire a breath attack against Tenrou Island as the guild members join their hands together in a circle. While promising they will return home to Fairy Tail, they are struck by Acnologia's blast, which completely annihilates Tenrou Island, leaving nothing behind.
Freed, along with the rest of the others, are rescued by Bisca, Alzack, Jet, Droy, Max, Warren and the Trimens from Blue Pegasus. He watches as Mavis Vermilion reveals that she was the one who saved them and then disappears. He, along with the other returning members, return to Fairy Tail and are welcomed back by Romeo.
Key of the Starry Sky arcSunting
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Freed is present during Fairy Tail members are practicing social dance. He later dances with Erza. When Lucy accidentally turns herself invisible using a Magic bath lotion, she heads to the guild to see if they can help her become visible again. When she arrives, Freed is having his portrait painted by Reedus, and when Lucy starts a fight amongst the members, Freed watches as his portrait is destroyed. When Wendy brings the bottle of lotion to the guild, Levy translates the ingredients in the formula and passes them on to Freed, who attempts to use his Magic to reverse the spells effects. However, as the ointment is seven years old, Freed notes that his spell has taken effect, but that it will take seven years for Lucy to become visible again. When Happy later accidentally knocks the lotion over all of the Fairy Tail members, Freed also turns invisible.
Freed is in the forest with Bickslow and Evergreen, cooking them all some food when the three notice a lightning bolt shoot through the sky; assuming that it’s Laxus’ lightning. Freed then arrives with the others at the clearing where Laxus, Natsu, Gajeel and Happy are standing. Freed objects when Natsu challenges Laxus and agrees that he and his team will fight Natsu instead, but the idea is dismissed. Freed is later seen with the Raijinshuu standing behind Laxus just before his battle with Natsu, watching closely as the two power up. After a brief fight he gathers to congratulate Laxus with a sea of tears. Freed then pleads with Makarov to allow Laxus to return to Fairy Tail after they stare at each other without a word. His attempts at reconciliation are to no avail and he watches Laxus walk away.
Sometime later, Freed embarks on a Job with his fellow Thunder God Tribe. While grocery shopping during it, he overhears a recent Zentopian Church attack involving Grim Reaper and Racer. He attempts to share this news with Evergreen and Bickslow but is ignored. Afterwards, Freed heads back to the Guild with the two and they learn more about the events going on; additionally, it is at this point that Freed finally has people listen to what he overheard earlier. Once he's shared his information, the Guild does their research on Will Neville, which he partakes in. Then, they decide to send groups out in search for the Reborn Oración Seis. Freed is partnered with Gray for this task.
Soon after, he and Gray head out. For their travels, they ride a small boat across a body of water; during this time, Freed says quiet. Eventually, they arrive at a crystallized cavern, where they meet Angel. Freed recognizes her as a member of the Reborn Oración Seis though questions the identity of Dan Straight, who appears unexpectedly. He holds a brief discussion with the Legionnaire before engaging in combat with one of Angel's summons, Shamsiel. Freed attacks with Dark Écriture: Pain but it does little to no damage. Afterwards, he is attacked by an unnamed light attack.
Freed and Gray are unable to move, and Shamsiel brings Angel to the church they were meant to be protecting from her. Freed, Gray and Dan watch Angel uses the Anti-Link to finish the man. They listen to her state that the information received from Father Frabizio is that there are only two links left.
Later, back at the guild, Freed, along with Levy and Jean-Luc Neville examines books to try to find a way to stop Real Nightmare. The three decipher the secret of Real Nightmare, proving Happy's theory that the Reborn Oración Seis members have to be defeated to be correct. Freed is also along with Levy and Jean-Luc when they explain that Lucy can still be saved, even if merging with the Infinity Clock has occurred.
With Lucy saved and the Infinity Clock's parts scattered again, Freed is present with the rest of his guild when the Legion Corps explains their mission and says goodbye.
Grand Magic Games arcSunting
After some time, Makarov gathers the guild to reveal Gildarts Clive as the fifth Fairy Tail master, but he doesn't show and leaves a note instead. In it, he resigns as master, but not before allowing Laxus Dreyar back into the guild. This gets the Thunder God Tribe very excited and happy, especially Freed who even starts crying. Gildarts also nominates Makarov to be the master again.
After the first day of the games, Freed and the rest of the Thunder God Tribe are present at the party in the Fairy Tail guild. When Gajeel tells Laxus that he has become peaceloving and pats him on the head, Freed becomes enraged and orders Evergreen and Bickslow to assemble, but they have gotten too drunk to move. After the failed kidnapping of Wendy, Carla and Porlyusica, Freed, Evergreen and Bickslow are left to guard the room in which Elfman is recovering from his battle in case the kidnappers return.
The third day of the Grand Magic Games resumes with Laxus's battle against Alexei. Freed is shocked and angry seeing Laxus being defeated single-handedly by Alexei which is in fact an illusion. After the elimination of Ivan's illusion, revealing that he being disguised as Alexei, Freed is startled to see that all of Raven Tail members have been defeated by his idol, Laxus alone.
After Laxus' victory, the Grand Magic Games resumes with Wendy fighting Lamia Scale's Sky God Slayer, Chelia Blendy. At some point of the battle, when Wendy counters Chelia's Heavenly Gathering of Clouds, Freed is seen amazed and shocked with Wendy's ingenious strategy; she has healed her opponent's physical strength and as a result, the attack has overshot, missing Wendy. At the end of the day, Freed and the other guild members party at their new success within the Games.
In the evening, Freed and the rest of the guild heads to Ryuzetsu Land, a popular leisure center in Crocus. As Elfman and Evergreen argue in the pool about whose idea it was for them to be there, Freed looks on with Bickslow at the scene. Later, Freed meets with Laxus and tries to get the latter to go along with him elsewhere. A little while later, Gray and Lyon fight and freeze the pool, with Natsu deciding to get rid of the ice by using his own Magic. Freed is sent flying when Natsu employs more power than necessary and ends up in the rubble unconscious.
After the game administration decides to reorganize the teams due to Team Raven Tail's disqualification; Fairy Tail as a result reorganizes its team consisting of five members. Freed together with his Fairy Tail comrades are seen in the audience excited seeing their new "strongest team" comprising of Natsu, Gajeel, Gray, Laxus and Erza. During the starting battle of the fourth day, Freed, along the rest of the guild members, is shocked as it is revealed that the rabbit from Blue Pegasus is Nichiya. Following Natsu's victory against Sting and Rogue on the 4th Day, Freed silently cheers for him over it.
When the final day of the games gets under way, Freed stands in the crowd with the rest of Fairy Tail cheering for Team Fairy Tail and looks out into the arena, specifically rooting for Laxus. Later, during the fight between Erza and Kagura, Kagura releases her sword and attacks Erza. Erza fights back, which relieves Freed. Even with injuries, Erza manages to defeat Kagura while later, Freed would smile in light of Gajeel's victory over Rogue in another battle. As Laxus' battle with Orga is encroached upon by Jura Neekis, the Wizard Saint promptly knocks out the Sabertooth Mage upon being challenged, resulting in Laxus' ability to win being doubted. On the other hand, Freed firmly states his faith in Laxus, believing that he will be victorious. However, Laxus charges towards Jura, resulting in him being knocked down by just one hit, much to Freed's surprise. Freed cheers Laxus on as he is evenly matched with Jura, and later celebrates Laxus' victory with his companions.
Soon after, the rest of Team Fairy Tail also manages to come out victorious in their battles, leaving only the reclusive Sting as their final opponent. Knowing he is the only thing that stands between Fairy Tail and complete victory, the Saberooth Mage calls everyone to his location, planning to take them out whilst they are injured. This doesn't happen though, as Sting eventually doubts his own abilities, and admits surrender. This being said, Fairy Tail officially wins the Grand Magic Games, Freed cheering wildly from the sidelines with the rest of the Thunder God Tribe. He then joins the gathered Fairy Tail Mages as they cheerfully continue the celebration.
Freed, along with the members of many other Guilds, is summoned by the King, and is told of the impending invasion at the hands of the Dragons. Standing behind Lisanna, Freed ignores her conversation with Evergreen regarding their Guild's defeat against Acnologia. Upon the King's request that the Guilds join forces to stop the Dragons, Freed stands motionless, his face expressionless, as those around him join in on the raucous declaration of acceptance.
Later, as the Guilds separate and are assigned to various other locations throughout Crocus, Fairy Tail remains in the town square. During the commotion, Freed looks up at the sky, noting that the moon looks ominous, as the Fated Day begins. Not long after, as the Dragons wreak havoc atop Mercurius, Freed looks on as their rampage creates shockwaves that tear Crocus apart. Shortly thereafter, Freed witnesses the descent of Atlas Flame, and, after the Dragon introduces itself, is blown away by its Dragon's Roar. After the attack, Freed asks everyone if they are okay while Atlas Flame is surprised to see them alive. Makarov then attempts to attack, however, Atlas Flame just strikes back, assaulting Freed and others as a proof of humans being unable to hurt a Dragon.
As Laxus begins his battle against Atlas Flame, Freed and the other members of the Thunder God Tribe then appear behind the Lightning Dragon Slayer, offering to help him when Romeo states that Laxus can't fight the Dragon by himself, with Freed, in particular, stating that they'll always support Laxus. As their leader begins his assault, Freed employs his Magic alongside the other members of the Thunder God Tribe to try and assist, though after they all attack the group notices that Atlas is barely harmed; Freed notes that Laxus' Dragon Slayer Magic appears to have the disadvantage in this circumstance. As the group wonders whether a water or fire Dragon Slayer is nearby, they watch as Natsu suddenly drops down from the sky and lands on Atlas' back, beginning to consume the flames that cover his body. Realizing that Natsu means to utilize Atlas' flames to power himself up, the group stare on in disbelief until Natsu urges them to head towards Mercurius and assist Wendy in her fight against Zirconis. When Laxus finally agrees to leave Natsu, Freed follows to assist once more.
Upon arriving at Wendy's location, Freed and the rest of the Thunder God Tribe take the liberty to face the Hatchlings while Laxus assists Wendy in battling Zirconis. However, their battle is soon ended when Natsu crashes Motherglare through the Eclipse Gate, destroying it and in turn causing the Dragons and everyone from the future to return to their own time. Watching Zirconis and the minion he is fighting disappear, Freed stares on in surprise.
A few days after the Mages' victory against the Dragons, the King of Fiore hosts a banquet at the Royal Palace for all the Mages who protected the country to attend. Once there, during the course of the banquet, Freed gets extremely distressed when several women start touching Laxus and shouts for them to keep their distance.
With the King's banquet now over, Freed and Fairy Tail return to Magnolia and are happily greeted by the town's masses. Then, when Natsu removes the Grand Magic Games trophy from his sack, Freed gleefully shouts about their victory.
Magic and AbilitiesSunting
Dark Écriture (闇の文字 (エクリテュール) Yami no Ekurityūru): Freed's primary Magic, which allows him to write runes in the air, either with his sword or his own fingers. Such runes, depending on what is written, will have different effects. Dark Écriture, a form of Letter Magic, comes in as an extremely useful form of Magic, with the runes being used ranging from offensive ones, which can inflict excruciating pain onto the targets, making it impossible for them to fight back, or even infuse them with specific feelings, to those capable of changing Freed's own appearance, to make him more formidable in combat or grant him added advantages and capabilities. Dark Écriture seems to be somehow related to Freed's right eye, which was shown taking on a dark color during some instances in which he made use of this Magic. "Écriture" is French for "Writing", in reference to the Magic's nature and, maybe, to Freed's own appearance.
- Teleportation: Freed seems to be able to teleport by turning his own body into a multitude of runes. Such runes float in the air and go to the place where they unite to form Freed's body again. (Unnamed)
- Dark Écriture: Pain (闇の文字・痛み Yami no Ekurityūru: Itami): Writing runes on his opponents, Freed can inflict immense pain upon them. This spell can be used repeatedly to maximize the inflicted pain, with him slashing the enemy many times in rapid succession, and can also be employed as a long-range attack, with the written runes being sent flying at the opponent in small groups.
- Dark Écriture: Fear (闇の文字・恐怖 Yami no Ekurityūru: Kyōfu): Writing runes on his targets, Freed will prompt them to lose courage and become terrified.
- Dark Écriture: Suffering (闇の文字・苦しみ Yami no Ekurityūru: Kurushimi): Writing runes on his targets, Freed will seemingly inflict more and more pain upon them. This spell seems to have similar effects to Dark Écriture: Pain.
- Dark Écriture: Death (闇の文字・死滅 Yami no Ekurityūru: Shimetsu): This spell was never seen, but, given its name and Mirajane's reaction when Freed tried to use it on Elfman, it is likely capable of killing the target.
- Dark Écriture: Wings (闇の文字・翼 Yami no Ekurityūru: Tsubasa): Writing runes on himself, Freed gains a pair of Magical wings composed of runes on his back.
- Flight: Through the use of such wings, Freed becomes capable of flying with great agility and maneuverability.
- Enhanced Speed: Freed's wings allow him to move around in the air at high speed, as shown when he was able to momentarily dodge some of Mirajane's attacks and even to briefly leave her behind while she was in her Satan Soul form.
- Dark Écriture: Darkness (闇の文字・暗黒 Yami no Ekurityūru: Ankoku): A spell which Freed described as forbidden, and which he only resolved to use against Rustyrose and as a last resort against Mirajane's Satan Soul. Writing runes on himself, he turns into a massive demonic creature. While activating it, he went on to claim that "Only a demon can master a demon", implying Dark Écriture: Darkness to grant him demonic powers and abilities; in addition, the growth in size doesn't seem to affect the maneuverability of Dark Écriture: Wings, which can remain active and functional even when Freed enters this state. Despite eventually being defeated and acknowledging Mirajane as the "true" demon between them, this form allowed Freed to engage in an extended physical fight with her.
- Darkness Magic (闇の魔法 Yami no Mahō): In the anime, through the use of Dark Écriture: Darkness, Freed is able to cast Darkness Magic.
- Enhanced Strength: This form increases Freed's strength exponentially, to the point where the clash between Mirajane's and his own clenched fists created a shockwave which destroyed the ground below them.
- Dark Écriture: Absolute Shadow (闇の文字・"絶影" Yami no Ekurityūru: Zetsuei): Writing runes on himself, Freed's upper body becomes covered in a dark armor, complete with large shoulder pads and a helmet with a menacing appearance, with his hair sprouting from it.
- Electric Shockwave: In such state, Freed has shown himself capable of producing a powerful, large orb seemingly made of electricity from his right hand, which he employs in melee, rushing towards the enemy and striking them at close range.
- Dark Écriture: Destruction (闇の文字・滅 Yami no Ekurityūru: Metsu): A spell which is more like a powerful melee attack. Freed rushes towards his opponent (or is pushed by an ally, to gain extra momentum) with his sword sheathed and his right hand on its hilt, and then rapidly unsheathes the weapon and slashes the opponent, going past him as he does so.
- Dark Écriture: Reflect (闇の文字・拒絶 Yami no Ekurityūru: Kyozetsu): Writing a rune in thin air, Freed can reflect an incoming projectile back at the attacker. It was only used once, so the extent of its reflecting power is unknown.
Jutsu Shiki (術式 Jutsu Shiki): Also a form of Letter Magic, Jutsu Shiki revolves around the use of the very same runes which Freed employs with his Dark Écriture, this form of Magic allows him to erect Magical barriers in the form of rune enchantments in a given area, preventing those inside it from exiting. Each enchantment possesses specific “rules” to it, which are freely set by Freed, and which must be complied with in order for the ones trapped inside to leave the barrier. Escape is otherwise impossible, with the rules being “absolute”, and even an immensely powerful Mage such as Makarov is incapable of breaking them. While taking quite a long time to cast and thus being almost useless in actual combat, if given the right time and planned carefully, Jutsu Shiki can be extremely useful and helpful, being ideal for setting up traps, and having been one of the main aspects of Laxus Dreyar’s plan to take over Fairy Tail, which was held in check and had most of its members defeated, with the comrades fighting each other to escape the enchantments, simply through Freed’s use of it. This seems to be a very advanced form of Magic, as Makarov went on to describe Freed as having become very powerful due to its use. However, due to Jutsu Shiki not being dynamic as Dark Écriture, the barriers created with it can be, with some effort and given some time, undone, either by someone adept at languages and writing, or simply by someone who has witnessed Jutsu Shiki being cast different times.
Enhanced Durability: Freed has displayed a considerable amount of physical durability, having proven himself capable of enduring some punches from the extremely strong Mirajane in her Satan Soul mode and continuing to battle, seemingly without consequences.
Expert Hand to Hand Combatant: While in the demonic form granted him by his Dark Écriture: Darkness, Freed was able to keep up with a Satan Soul Mirajane for a short period of time with hand-to-hand combat, demonstrating great prowess and taking advantage of the boost in strength offered him by the spell. He was shown punching her, and then the two of them faced off in a fast aerial battle, which ended with Freed managing to perform a takedown on Mirajane by grabbing her tail.
Expert Swordsmanship Specialist: Even without his Magic, Freed can fight proficiently with his sword, having displayed excellent swordplay. His slashes possess both incredible speed and accuracy, as evident through his flawless use of the sword when writing his runes, even in rapid succession. His skill is enough for him to slash clean through a tornado, an intangible phenomenon, as shown from him bifurcating Alzack Connell's Tornado Shot in a single slash with ease, at the same time demonstrating very agile and acrobatic motions.
Sword: Freed carries a sword that closely resembles a rapier, which has the Fairy Tail symbol carved on the hilt. He uses it for both melee fighting and for writing the runes of his Magic, wherein it functions as a sort of pen.
Freed idolizes the S-Class Mage Laxus Dreyar, being the founder and leader of his exclusive "bodyguards", the Thunder God Tribe. Initially, Freed saw Laxus as his only comrade, being willing to downplay every sign of affection other members of Fairy Tail showed towards him to march against the guild itself alongside the S-Class Mage. His admiration for the older guildmate is boundless, as evidenced by Freed's continuous, sincere praising of Laxus even for the most trivial matters, and by his will to follow the man's orders even when they go against his moral code. Freed's respect for Laxus and his will to obey him didn't waver even when the S-Class Mage yelled at him in rage and went as far as to threaten him with his lightning; a display of unshakable loyalty. His dedication to the man is such that Freed entered a state of comedic rage when Gajeel Redfox patted Laxus' head, something which, according to Freed, was staining the Thunder God Tribe's honor, and required their intervention. Freed was also willing to try and succeed Laxus' position as an S-Class Mage, left vacant following the latter's excommunication from the guild, with Freed considering it a great honor, though at the same time trusting that Laxus would return to take it up again. When their paths crossed again on Tenrou Island, both Freed and the rest of the Thunder God Tribe were overjoyed, and the same happened when Laxus was readmitted to Fairy Tail for Gildarts Clive's intercession.
Mirajane is Freed's guildmate and friend. Initially, Freed saw Laxus as his only comrade, being willing to downplay every sign of affection other members of Fairy Tail showed towards him. However, it was Mirajane's words that made Freed understand that everyone in the guild was his friend and that he had just been unable to see it.
Bickslow is a very close friend of Freed. They have been teammates for quite some time. Both of them see Laxus as a true leader and idolize him and both Mages were upset when Laxus was excommunicated from the guild. When Freed was chosen to participate in the X784 S-Class Promotion Trial, he chose Bickslow as his partner. While in battle, Freed and Bickslow can fight with excellent synchronization. Displayed in their battle against one of the member of the Seven Kin of Purgatory, Rustyrose.
Evergreen is Freed Justine's teammate. They work together on missions as a team. They both strongly support Laxus Dreyar and gladly do as he says. However, Evergreen was disappointed when Freed picked Bickslow as a partner for the S-Class Mage Promotion Trial. After the 8 chosen participants and their partners are inches away from Tenrou Island, Freed covers the ship they were riding on with his runes. Evergreen, due to the large amount of time she has spent around Freed, quickly rewrites the runes. Freed is also one of the few people Evergreen allows to call her "Ever."
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Whose Clothes Are These?Sunting
As Erza re-quips the Fairy Tail member's clothes amongst one another, Freed ends up wearing Natsu's clothes. Freed then questions Elfman, who is wearing his clothes, whether he has a problem with his attire or not.
Welcome to Fairy Hills!!Sunting
Freed appears in the first OVA, Welcome to Fairy Hills!!. Freed is seen communicating with Gray inside the Fairy Tail Guild. Later on, he aids the male Fairy Tail Mages as they clean the pool, hoping to see the female Fairy Tail Mages in their bikinis when they are finished, as stated by Wakaba. After cleaning the pool, Freed and the others fill it up and relax. However, whilst the pool Natsu is in contains boiling water, the one Gray is in is the complete opposite as it embodies cold, freezing water. Freed is seen testing the temperature of the water Gray is in with the tip of his finger, stating that instead of a pool, it's just ice now. He is then seen peeking through a periscope, along with some other male Fairy Tail Mages, as they lay eyes upon a revolting sight.
Freed appears as a playable character in the second Fairy Tail Video Game, Fairy Tail Portable Guild 2. In the game, he is unlocked through quests. He is also a playable character in the DS Game, Fairy Tail Gekitotsu! Kardia Daiseidou, upon being unlocked.
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- Main: Dark Écriture: Pain (闇の文字「痛み」 Yami no Ekurityūru Itami)
- Sub 1: Dark Écriture: Venom (闇の文字「毒」 Yami no Ekurityūru Doku)
- Sub 2: Dark Écriture: Suffering (闇の文字「苦しい」 Yami no Ekurityūru Kurushī)
- Sub 3: Dark Écriture: Fear (闇の文字「恐怖」 Yami no Ekurityūru Kyōfu)
- Super: Dark Écriture: Darkness (闇の文字「暗黒」 Yami no Ekurityūru Ankoku)
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Freed, together with Bickslow, appears as a mini-boss in the PSP Game, Fairy Tail: Zeref's Awakening. He can later be unlocked as a playable character. He uses the following spells:
- Dark Écriture: Pain: Cost: 20 VP; starting spell.
- Dark Écriture: Poison: Cost: 40 VP; starting spell
- Dark Écriture: Wings: Cost: 60 VP; available for purchase in the shop.
- Jutsu Shiki: Cost: 80 VP; available for purchase in the shop.
- Dark Écriture: Death: Cost: 120 VP; available for purchase in the shop.
- When Freed was first shown, his Fairy Tail mark was on his right hand, but when he showed up at the Cathedral, after Laxus casts Fairy Law, his mark was seen on his left hand.
- At the end of the Fighting Festival arc, he is seen with short, shaved hair whilst convincing the master to keep his position. However, during Wendy and Carla's welcome party, Freed has his full length original hair again.
- Freed's name was originally Albion (アルビオン Arubion). However, because other members of the Thunder God Tribes had long names, Mashima changed it to balance things out. Freed was originally going to use ancient texts as his magic, and from the word "old" in Japanese, with a few phonic changes, became "Freed". (Process went from 古いぞ (Furui zo), to ふりーぞ (Furīzo), to フリード (Furīdo).
- Freed appears to be considerably popular among girls, ranking 10th in the most recent "The Wizard I'd like to be my Boyfriend" poll held by the Sorcerer Magazine; his rank is said to have been lowered due to a change of hairstyle.
- (To Cana Alberona) "Sorry, but this is as far as you go, Cana. The one who will take Laxus' place will be me."
- (To Bickslow) "I would have fought seriously against any other. But I owe those two. I already decided what I'd do if it came down to this."
- (To Rustyrose) "You've committed the crime of hurting our comrades. The rules don't apply to you."
- (About Gildarts Clive) "Gildarts, you truly are a good guy..."
- "Just try to injure Laxus' pride. We the Raijinshuu cannot make guarantees for your lives."
- "I believe in Laxus!!!"
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