Elfman Strauss vs. Bacchus Groh is a fight fought between Team Fairy Tail A's Elfman Strauss and Team Quatro Cerberus' Bacchus Groh.


An enraged Elfman

Elfman determined to defeat Bacchus

After the second day of the Grand Magic Games' event Chariot ends,[1] the battle portion of the day begins. The second match of the day is arranged, by the King of Fiore, to consist of Team Fairy Tail A's, Elfman Strauss, and Team Quatro Cerberus' Bacchus. Originally, the king, planned to see a fight between Erza Scarlet and Bacchus; however, Arcadios misunderstood the king's orders and wound up matching the wrong participants.[2]

As both participants enter the battle field, Bacchus makes a deal with Elfman, he tells him that if he wins Elfman will have to lend him his sisters for a night. Elfman is extremely furious and tells Bacchus that he will tear him apart.[3]


The details of the first part of the battle are unknown.
Elfman attacks Bacchus

Elfman attacks Bacchus

Elfman is having trouble in his battle with Bacchus as he is unable to land a single hit on Team Quatro Cerberus' S-class Mage. Still, Elfman charges at him with his Beast Soul: Weretiger, a speed type of Take Over. However, Bacchus is able to dodge all of his attacks and then proceeds to counter with a Magic that focuses his energy on his palms which, combined with his martial arts, makes him a powerful opponent.

Bacchus slaps Elfman

Bacchus overpowers Elfman

Erza also notes that Bacchus isn't being serious as he hasn't drunk anything yet. Bacchus attacks Elfman once more and Elfman reverts to his original form. However, Elfman doesn't give up and tells Bacchus that, if he wins, Quatro Cerberus will change their name to Quatro Puppy for the rest of the tournament. Bacchus agrees and drinks his alcohol from his gourd, saying that he will finish the fight now.[4]

Once finished drinking, Bacchus crouches into a stance while Elfman proceeds to use his Magic. Bacchus then attacks with incredible speed, landing seven hits in an instant. However, he notices that Elfman had transformed into his Beast Soul: Lizardman, covering his body with sharp scales that damaged Bacchus's own palms. Elfman then challenges Bacchus, saying that if he can't land a hit, he will have to let Bacchus hit him, and that they'll see which will hold up longer, Bacchus's palms, or Elfman's body.

Elfman beats Bacchus

Elfman defeats Bacchus

Bacchus charges towards him with excitement and a burning soul. Bacchus continues to attack him while Elfman endures his attacks. After some time, the two drop to their knees, exhausted. Bacchus then rises, laughing, and compliments Elfman calling him a man and then collapses, giving Elfman the victory. Elfman then releases a powerful cry expressing his victory.[5]


Elfman earns Team Fairy Tail A their first battle victory and 10 points. This gives them a total of 12 points, tying them with Team Quatro Cerberus.[6] Due to Elfman's severe wounds, from his previous battle with Bacchus, and Wendy's fast recovery, Wendy joins Team Fairy Tail A as a reserve member.[7] Furthermore, thanks to the wager they put on the duel, the guild Quatro Cerberus is to be known as Quatro Puppy for the duration of the games.[8]


  1. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 276, Pages 19-20
  2. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 277, Pages 15-18
  3. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 277, Pages 18-20
  4. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 278, Pages 9-16
  5. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 278, Pages 17-26
  6. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 278, Page 26
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 279, Page 4
  8. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 281, Page 1


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