Dragon Slayers (滅竜魔導士(ドラゴンスレイヤー) Doragon Sureiyā) are people who use Dragon Slayer Magic, a form of Lost Magic.


Dragon Slayers are a unique type of people who utilize a form of Lost Magic, Dragon Slayer Magic. Each Dragon Slayer has their own form of Magic, just like each Dragon is a master of their own element.[1] In addition, they also have the ability to consume the element which they wield, just as long as it is not created from their own Magic. Doing so rejuvenates them and enhances their abilities.[2] Dragon Slayers are known to possess keener senses than those of normal humans such as in smell, sight and hearing, as well as distinctive characteristics and features such as slitted pupils and noticeably sharper teeth.[3][4][5]

Furthermore, if a Dragon Slayer manages to successfully kill a Dragon, they become stronger after bathing in their blood.[6] However, Dragon Slayers can transform into Dragons themselves through excessive use of their Magic; the only one who is known to have killed Dragon is Acnologia, who killed nearly every single Dragon in existence, but as a drawback was transformed into a Dragon who was also "not quite a Dragon".[7] The only way to prevent the Dragon Seed from manifesting itself in its host's body, as it were, was for a Dragon to enter the body of a Dragon Slayer via a secret art[8] and sleep there, creating antibodies as they do so. After enough time has passed from the point of their creation, the Dragon Slayer is almost guaranteed to never turn into a Dragon.[9]

There are three generations of Dragon Slayers: the First Generation, who learned their Magic from actual Dragons; the Second Generation; who have had Dragon Lacrima implanted into their bodies; and the Third Generation, who are a combination of the previous two generations.[10]

It seems that, for some reason, all Dragon Slayers that are in puberty and at a certain Leval suffer from severe motion sickness but once puberty is over they don't suffer motion sicknesses .[11] At lower "levels", this isn't much of a problem, as shown with Gajeel prior to the year X791, having rode on both the Super Mage Giant Phantom MK II[12] and the ship to Tenrou Island with ease.[13] However, after three months of intense training, he, too, became vulnerable to motion sickness, having trouble running on a chain of vehicles during the Chariot event.[14] Unless the vehicle is specially designed to accommodate Dragon Slayers, or if they believe the transportation is more of an ally than a vehicle, they will almost definitely experience motion sickness.[15]

Dragon Slayer Magic has limitless functions in Edolas, and is valued as a priceless resource for everyday uses.[16]


First Generation

The First Generation Dragon Slayers were the original Dragon Slayers,[17] who learnt their Dragon Slayer Magic from an actual Dragon. In most cases, the particular Dragon Slayer’s teacher was also their foster parent.[18][19][20]

Second Generation

Those from the second generation of Dragon Slayers have had Dragon Lacrima implanted into their bodies, granting them the ability to use Dragon Slayer Magic.[21] Because they were not taught their abilities by a Dragon, they are considered artificial Dragon Slayers.[22]

Third Generation

Dragon Slayers heralding from this generation have both been taught their Magic by actual Dragons and have had their bodies implanted with Dragon Lacrima.[23]

Dragon Slayers

Name Magic Dragon Teacher Style
AcnologiaUnknownUnknownFirst Generation
Irene BelserionUnknownBelserionFirst Generation
Natsu DragneelFire Dragon Slayer MagicIgneelFirst Generation
Gajeel RedfoxIron Dragon Slayer MagicMetalicanaFirst Generation
Wendy MarvellSky Dragon Slayer MagicGrandeeneyFirst Generation
Laxus DreyarLightning Dragon Slayer MagicN/ASecond Generation
ErikPoison Dragon Slayer MagicN/ASecond Generation
God SerenaCavern Dragon Slayer Magic
Purgatory Dragon Slayer Magic
Sea King Dragon Slayer Magic
Gale Dragon Slayer Magic
4 Unnamed Dragon Slayer Magics
N/ASecond Generation
Rogue CheneyShadow Dragon Slayer MagicSkiadrumThird Generation
Sting EucliffeWhite Dragon Slayer MagicWeisslogiaThird Generation


  1. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 1, Pages 70-71
  2. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 1, Pages 59-62
  3. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 40, Page 17
  4. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 272, Pages 8-9
  5. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 281, Page 16
  6. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 329, Page 10
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 301, Pages 14-16
  8. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 413, Pages 8-9
  9. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 414, Page 10
  10. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 265, Page 19
  11. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 276, Page 12-13
  12. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 60, Page 4
  13. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 203, Page 2
  14. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 276, Page 4
  15. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 447, Pages 11-19
  16. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 180, Page 14
  17. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 301, Page 12
  18. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 2, Pages 35-36
  19. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 66, Pages 10-14
  20. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 260, Page 1
  21. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 150, Pages 8-9
  22. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 136, Page 11
  23. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 265, Page 19
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