Etherious (ゼレフ書の悪魔 Ēteriasu) were a race of Demons that were born from the Books of Zeref. They were made completely of Ethernano, with the exception of E.N.D., and were thus dubbed by Zeref as the "Etherious".
Etherious is the given name to the subspecies of the Demon race that were created from the books made by the Dark Mage Zeref; all Etherious possess an inborn drive to kill Zeref, established at the genetic level, which is expressed consciously as a feeling to "return to [his] side." Unlike the Demons that inhabit Galuna Island, not all Etherious possess wings and they do not all possess Human forms and those who do lose their Human appearance when transitioning into their Etherious Form. Also, in stark contrast to the rest of the living organisms capable of doing so, Etherious, or at least Tartaros Etherious in particular, do not make use of Magic, but rather Curses, which accordingly run off of Curse Power (呪力 Juryoku). Also, various members of the Etherious subspecies have displayed the ability to enter a so-called Etherious Form (エーテリアス フォーム Ēteriasu Fōmu), in which their appearances change and they gain access to an enhanced set of their already available abilities, something which is dubbed as utilizing the "real power" of the race. The member of said race Seilah, however, cannot freely enter the form like other members, but instead must turn her own Macro Curse upon herself to remove her own personal "limiters"; meanwhile, member Ezel is the only Etherious to give his form a specific name: "Slash Attack Mode" (斬撃モード Zangeki Mōdo).
|Etherious||E.N.D. • Seilah|
|Galuna Island||Bobo • Lulu • Moka|
|Tartaros-modified human||Jiemma Orland • Minerva Orland|
|Unknown||Halphas • Sitri|
|Deceased||Bloodman • Deliora • Doriate • Ezel • Franmalth • Jackal • Keyes • Kyôka • Lamy • Larcade Dragneel • Lullaby • Mard Geer Tartaros • Plutogrim • Tempester • Torafuzar • Yakdoriga|
|Deceased||Bloodman • Silver Fullbuster|
|Earth Land||Artificial Lizardman • Bakshi • Celestial Spirit • Clipper • Curily • Demon • Doscadon • Dragon • Etherious • Exceed • Fish • Giant • Goblin • God • God Seed • Grand Magic Games Monsters • Hane-Sakana • Hodras • Cubina Gamal • Lizardman • Machias • Mole • Rollidillo • Spirit-Luminescent Bug • Tenrou Squirrel • Vulcan • Weretiger • Wyvern|
|Elentir||Exceed • Hand|