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Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning

フェアリーテイル 外伝 雷豪一閃


Fearī Teiru Gaiden: Raigō Issen


Kyouta Shibano

Published By

Magazine Pocket

Original Run

May 4, 2016 – Ongoing



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Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning (フェアリーテイル 外伝 雷豪一閃 Fearī Teiru Gaiden Raigō Issen) is a Japanese manga series by Kyouta Shibano and a spin-off of Hiro Mashima's manga series Fairy Tail.


The story centers around Laxus Dreyar and the Thunder God Tribe. Taking place during some unspecific time between the Alvarez Empire arc and Fairy Tail's disbandment at the end of the Tartarus Arc where Laxus, Evergreen, Bickslow, and Freed are now members of Blue Pegasus.


Written and illustrated by Kyouta Shibano, Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning is a weekly spin-off manga first serialized in the Magazine Pocket smartphone app on May 4, 2016, which is where the series has continued its serialization since then. Currently, there are 6 chapters in total.

List of Chapters

Volume 1
Name Summary Cover Release Date
1. Thunder Seeks Power
After Fairy Tail was disbanded, Laxus Dreyar and the Thunder God Tribe decide to join Blue Pegasus and are received very warmly by The Trimens and the other members. They start their work in the guild's host club, with Laxus being surrounded by the ladies, much to his annoyance. After realizing that his comrades had mingled with the others, he attempts to leave stating that Blue Pegasus isn't for him. He is then accompanied by Freed, Bickslow and Evergreen who try to ease him. Eventually Laxus claims that he doesn't mind guild "families" that clamor around. Suddenly, Hibiki, Eve and Ren catch up for them, incredibly edgy, stating that Ichiya has been kidnapped. Flash of Great Lightning 1 Cover May 4, 2016
2. Gloom of Roses
Following Ichiya's kidnapping, The Trimens reveal to the Thunder God Tribe about their guild's rivals, Red Princess, who always wanted Ichiya to join them. Laxus states that they should leave the former to return by his own, in which they reply that Blue Pegaus's ace is weak without his Perfumes. Eventually, Laxus and the group decide to go and save him, considering him as one of their family. At Red Princess Headquarters, Ichiya is being torturing by being tickled with roses, as Master Briana persuading him to join their guild. Suddenly, the four Mages enter the guild and tend to leave upon seeing Ichiya's wired posture, misunderstanding the situation. Master Briana stops them, saying that they won't let them go like that. Flash of Great Lightning 2 Cover May 11, 2016
3. Maiden Quartet
At Red Princess Guild Hall, Laxus, Freed, Bickslow and Evergreen are confronted by Master Briana, and are later joined by The Trimens. Briana reveals that she considers herself the prettiest Mage, so she must find a suitable partner, meaning Ichiya. Confused by her statement, Laxus steps in, demanding that she ends this right now so they can go back, just to be surrounded by thunder clouds as the Master states he mustn't underestimate her. The Lightning Dragon Slayer is then striked by Gloomy Day's Elegy, as a team of four female Mages appear. They are proved to be Maiden Quartet, Red Princess's top members who are said to rival the Ten Wizard Saints themselves. Laxus then, enthusiastic, challenges them, glad that powerful people have finally shown up. Flash of Great Lightning 3 Cover May 18, 2016
4. Lightning User
As Laxus begins his battle with Maiden Quartet, the latter is overwhelmed by Carol, Capriccio and Lead's lightning attacks. He then shoots his Lightning Dragon's Heavenward Halberd, just to be absorbed again by the Red Princess Mage, much to his shock. After requiping Thunder Armor, Sonnet, alongside the three girls, combine their powers into a Unison Raid, stiking the Dragon Slayer with Four Lightning Symphony, damaging the surrounding area. After taking such a heavy attack, Laxus kepps standing, much to the girls' impression, while Sonnet suggest they go for an "encore". As the Thunder God Tribe attempts to step in, Laxus stops them, stating he can still go further. Flash of Great Lightning 4 Cover May 25, 2016
5. Impossible Encore
June 1, 2016
6. Blue Toast
June 8, 2016



Blue Pegasus
Laxus Flash of Great Lightning
Laxus Dreyar
Rakusasu Doreā
Freed Flash of Great Lightning
Freed Justine
Furīdo Jasutīn
Evergreen Flash of Great Lightning
Bickslow Flash of Great Lightning
Ichiya Flash of Great Lightning
Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki
Ichiya Vandarei Kotobuki
Hibiki Flash of Great Lightning
Hibiki Lates
Hibiki Reitisu
Eve Flash of Great Lightning
Eve Tearm
Ivu Tirumu
Ren Flash of Great Lightning
Ren Akatsuki
Ren Akatsuki


Red Princess
Master Briana Flash of Great Lightning
Master Briana
Masutā Buriana
Lead Flash of Great Lightning
Sonnet Flash of Great Lightning
Carol Flash of Great Lightning


  • Lightning Magic (雷系各種魔法 Kaminari Kei Kakushu Mahō): An Elemental Magic, it allows the user to produce and manipulate lightning and electricity at will, having complete control over its manifestation.[1]
    • Lightning Body: Through the use of Lightning Magic, the user is capable of transforming their own body into electricity, turning themself into a lightning bolt, allowing him to transport to a different location.[1](Unnamed)
    • Gloomy Day's Elegy (薄暗い日のエレジー Usugurai Hi no Erejī): The user summons a thunder cloud that shoots multiple lightning strikes at the target. This spell can also be used indoors.[2]
    • Full Charge (フル充電 Furu jūden): By using a magic staff, the user can absorb lightning that is aimed at them.[3]
    • Coil Chain (コイルチェーン Koiru Chēn): After absorbing lightning, the user creates a chain made out of lightning to bind the opponent.[3]
    • Lightning Blade Secret Sword Technique: Thunderbolt (ライトニングブレードの秘密剣テクニック: 落雷 Raitoningu Burēdo no Himitsu Ken Tekunikku: Rakurai): A technique that allows the user to slash their opponent with the energy of lightning.[4]
    • Charge Out (チャージアウト Chāji Auto): The user releases the lightning absorbed from the staff.[5]
  • Molding Magic (造形魔法 Zōkei Mahō): Molding Magic allows the user to mold or create something by concentrating their Magic Power into their hands, like an element, into different shapes or forms.[6]
    • Thunder-Make (サンダー・メイク Sandā Meiku): A form of Molding Magic, involving the creation of objects using lighting. This form of magic is capable of damaging mages who are excellent users of Lightning Magic.[6]
      • Thunder-Make: Giraffe (ジラフ Jirafu): The user claps their hands together and creates a giraffe that attacks the opponent.[6]
  • Lightning Dragon Slayer Magic (雷の滅竜魔法 Kaminari no Metsuryū Mahō): A type of Magic which allows the user to incorporate the element of lightning into their body, gaining exclusive characteristics that are commonly associated with Lightning Dragons. The user is capable of producing lightning from their body and of manipulating it to attack their opponents.[7]
    • Lightning Dragon's Heavenward Halberd (雷竜方天戟 Rairyū Hōtengeki): The caster raises their hands and forms lightning between them, forming a very large trident out of it. They then hurl this at the enemy.[7]
  • Requip (換装魔法 Kansō Mahō): This Magic allows the users to store items in a pocket dimension so they can easily summon it at any time, even during battle, which gives them a high level of flexibility in combat.[8]

Important Terms


  • Blue Pegasus (青い天馬, ブルーペガサス, Burū Pegasasu): The Guild Laxus and the Thunder God Tribe joined after Fairy Tail was disbanded.[9] It was approved by the master Bob after Ichiya gave him his recommendation.[10]
  • Fairy Tail (妖精の尻尾, フェアリーテイル, Fearī Teiru): The Guild Laxus and the Thunder God Tribe had come from, prior to its disbandment.[11]
  • Red Princess (レッドプリンセス Reddo Purinsesu): A Mage Guild that is the rival of Blue Pegasus. They are located in the same town and have been recruiting Ichiya to join their Guild, forcing his hand by capturing him.[12]


Magic Items

  • Staff: A magic staff that can absorb lightning and use it against their opponent.[3]
  • Lightning Blade: A magic katana that is capable of using lightning magic.[4]


  • Thunder Armor (サンダーの鎧 Sandā no Yoroi): This armor grants the user the ability to attack their foes with lightning.[8]


  • Blue Pegasus Building: The Guild Building is a large structure that is the headquarters of the Blue Pegasus Guild. It's main hall is highly reminiscent of an elegant pub, where the guild members do their daily activities.[9]
  • Red Princess Building: The Guild Building of the Mage guild Red Princess and acting as their headquarters, Its exterior resembles a great mansion.[16]


  • Unison Raid (合体魔法, ユニゾンレイド, Yunizon Reido): An ability that allows two or more Mages to combine their Magic to create a stronger attack.[5]
    • Four Lightning Symphony (フォーライトニングシンフォニー Fōra Itoningu Shinfonī): By combing the powers of four forms of Lightning Magic, The user at the center creates a large pillar of lightning, that rains down on the opponent and the surrounding area.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning Manga: Chapter 1, Page 8
  2. Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning Chapter 3, Pages 4-5
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning Chapter 4, Pages 2-3
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning Chapter 4, Pages 3
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning Chapter 4, Pages 6-
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning Chapter 4, Pages 4-5
  7. 7.0 7.1 Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning Chapter 4, Pages 5
  8. 8.0 8.1 Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning Chapter 4, Pages 6
  9. 9.0 9.1 Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning Chapter 1, Page 1
  10. Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning Chapter 1, Page 5
  11. Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning Chapter 1, Page 3
  12. Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning Chapter 2, Pages 1-2
  13. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 106, Page 14
  14. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 132, Page 5
  15. Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning Chapter 3, Page 8
  16. Fairy Tail Gaiden: Flash of Great Lightning Chapter 2, Pages 7
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