The Grand Magic Games in X791 (大魔闘演武 Dai Matō Enbu), like every other year, were held in Crocus, Fiore[1] inside the Domus Flau.[2]

Participants

Initially, 113 teams took part in the tournament, but after the Preliminary Event, the number of teams participating decreased to only 8.[3] After Raven Tail's disqualification, Fairy Tail was forced to combine their two teams into one, thus reducing the participating teams to 6.[4]

Team Members Reserve Status
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Sting in Tartaros arc.png Rogue's profile image.png Rufus Lore Squared Image.png Yukino X792.png Orga profile image.png

Minerva prop.png Active
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Jura Avatar.png Lyon Prop 2.png Yuka X791 Avatar.jpg GMG Toby.png Sherria close-up.png

Active
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Ichiya X791 Avatar.jpg Hibiki X791 Avatar.jpg Ren Prop.png Eve PT Profile Prop 2.png Nichiya Anime Square.png

Jenny Realight Active
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Kagura's profile image.png Araña Prop.png Beth Prop.png GMG Millianna.png Risley proposal.png

Active
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Rocker Prop.png Nobarly Anime Square.png Jäger (Avatar).png Warcry Anime Square.png Semmes Anime Square.png

Bacchus Mugshot.png Active
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Natsu X792.png Gray in Alvarez Empire arc.png Erza in OVA 8.png Laxus profile image.png Gajeel Redfox.png

Juvia Squared Profile.png Active
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Gajeel Redfox.png Laxus profile image.png Mirajane proposal.png Juvia Squared Profile.png Jellal prof prop.png

Cana X792.png Disbanded
Fairy Tail symbol.pngA

Natsu X792.png Gray in Alvarez Empire arc.png Erza in OVA 8.png Lucy Heartfilia in X792.png Elfman X792.png

Wendy's image.png Disbanded
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Alexei prop.png Flare Avatar.png Obra Prop.png Kurohebi Anime Square.png Nullpudding prop.png

Disqualified
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Eliminated
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Event Organizers

Mato

Referee & Mascot

The preliminaries and the main games are announced by Mato, who wears a giant pumpkin as his head. Mato wears a striped red and white shirt with a dark green cape. He also wears a pair of black trousers, navy blue boots, white gloves and a green wizard's hat. Mato appears to have a cheerful and happy personality, however it is discovered that Mato has a darker hidden side when he announces that no responsibilities will be taken for any deaths in the preliminary round.[5] Mato is later revealed to be the king, Toma E. Fiore, underneath the costume.

Main Events

Chapati and Yajima as the main commentators

The Grand Magic Games' announcer is Chapati Lola, with Yajima, a former member of the Council, as the main commentator. In the first day, Jenny Realight, a member of Blue Pegasus Guild and also Miss Fiore, is the guest commentator for the battles and events. Chapati gives the audience general information about the games and the participants, while Yajima gives his opinions about them. In the second day of the games, Jason, a reporter from the Sorcerer Magazine, was chosen to be the second day's guest, saying "cool" to everything that he sees,[6] and since Mato had the day off, Chapati also acted as referee.[7] In the third day, the Magic Council's official, Lahar, serves as the guest.[8] The fourth day's guest is Rabian from the theater group.[9] For the fifth and final day of the Games, the guest is Mato.[10]

Preliminary Event

Sky Labyrinth

In X791, the preliminary event consisted of getting out of a magical labyrinth created by parts of Crocus' buildings. The first eight teams that reached the goal will move on.[11] The inside appearance of the labyrinth was like a giant 3D maze that spins.[12] The goal's location was a door with the word "Congratulations!" and "GOAL" written above it, where Mato waited to greet the winning teams.[13]

Battles/Results

Guild Team Result Position
Sabertooth Team Sabertooth Passed 1st
Fairy Tail Team Fairy Tail B Passed 2nd
Raven Tail Team Raven Tail Passed 3rd
Lamia Scale Team Lamia Scale Passed 4th
Blue Pegasus Team Blue Pegasus Passed 5th
Mermaid Heel Team Mermaid Heel Passed 6th
Quatro Cerberus Team Quatro Cerberus Passed 7th
Fairy Tail Team Fairy Tail A Passed 8th
Twilight Ogre Team Twilight Ogre Eliminated N/A

Tournament

The tournament will be divided into 5 days, with two events held each day, one battle and one surprise event. For the surprise event, each team will receive an amount of points based on their position in the end of it:

  • 1st: 10 points
  • 2nd: 8 points
  • 3rd: 6 points
  • 4th: 4 points
  • 5th: 3 points
  • 6th: 2 points
  • 7th: 1 points
  • 8th: 0 points

For the battles, the winning team gets 10 points and the loser won't get any; if the fight ends up in a draw, both teams get 5 points.[14]

The battles will be decided by the organizers based on the fans' votes[15] (however, some battles are arranged according to the Fiore's King's desires[16]) and will be set up like so:

  • Team A vs Team B
  • Team C vs Team D
  • Team E vs Team F
  • Team G vs Team H

The arena is the entire battle field and the winner is decided when the opponent is rendered incapable of fighting within the thirty minute time limit.[17]

First Day: July 1, X791

Hidden

The first day's event is "Hidden" in which the participants are:

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In this game, the participants are sent to different locations in a town magically created, which is filled with clones of the competitors.[18]

  • Mages win 1 point when they attack another competitor.[19]
  • Mages lose 1 point if they are attacked by another competitor[19] or if they attack a clone.[20]
  • 10 seconds after being attacked, the Mage will respawn in a different area of the city.[21]
  • Restarts can happen as many times as necessary until the time limit is reached.[21]
  • The winner is the Mage that has the most points after 30 minutes.[21]

Results:

Guild Competitor Position
Sabertooth Rufus Lore 1st
Raven Tail Nullpudding 2nd
Lamia Scale Lyon Vastia 3rd
Blue Pegasus Eve Tearm 4th
Mermaid Heel Beth Vanderwood 5th
Quatro Cerberus Jäger 6th
Fairy Tail Juvia Lockser 7th
Fairy Tail Gray Fullbuster 8th

Battles

Two of the matches were sabotaged by outside forces, both involving Fairy Tail.:

  • The first battle between Lucy Heartfilia and Flare Corona was sabotaged by Obra from Team Raven Tail, who used a Dispelling Magic on Lucy to make her lose.
  • The last battle between Jellal Fernandes as Mystogan and Jura Neekis was sabotaged by Ultear Milkovich and Meredy from Crime Sorcière, using Maguilty Sense to impede Jellal so his identity wouldn't be revealed.

First Day Results

Guild Team Points
Sabertooth Team Sabertooth 20
Raven Tail Team Raven Tail 18
Lamia Scale Team Lamia Scale 16
Blue Pegasus Team Blue Pegasus 14
Mermaid Heel Team Mermaid Heel 3
Quatro Cerberus Team Quatro Cerberus 2
Fairy Tail Team Fairy Tail B 1
Fairy Tail Team Fairy Tail A 0
  • Due to the damage sustained from the third battle, Warcry of Team Quatro Cerberus, was unable to participate in the remainder of the Games and was replaced by the reserve member, Bacchus Groh.

Second Day: July 2, X791

Chariot

The second day's event is "Chariot", in which the participants are:

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In this game, the participants are made to run along the tops of interconnected chariots, which start at one end of Crocus and end at the Grand Magic Games Arena.[22]

  • Magic can be used at any time to help the competitors reach the goal faster or hinder the other competitors.[23]
  • Falling off the chariots will result in disqualification.[22]
  • The winner is the Mage that reaches the Grand Magic Games Arena first.[24]

Results:

Guild Competitor Position
Quatro Cerberus Bacchus Groh 1st
Raven Tail Kurohebi 2nd
Mermaid Heel Risley Law 3rd
Lamia Scale Yuka Suzuki 4th
Blue Pegasus Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki 5th
Fairy Tail Natsu Dragneel 6th
Fairy Tail Gajeel Redfox 7th
Sabertooth Sting Eucliffe 8th

Battles

For each of the battle rounds, the participants chose to put a wager on whether they would win or not.:

  • Toby wagered his "super secret" (his inability to find a sock) for Kurohebi's real name.
  • Elfman bet his sisters for exchanging Bacchus' guild name to Quatro Puppy for the duration of the tournament.
  • Mirajane and Jenny chose to wager that whomever loses is to appear in "Sorcerer Magazine" in the nude.
  • Kagura and Yukino chose to wager their lives.

Second Day Results

Guild Team Points
Raven Tail Team Raven Tail 18
Mermaid Heel Team Mermaid Heel 16
Fairy Tail Team Fairy Tail A 12
Fairy Tail Team Fairy Tail B 11
Quatro Cerberus Team Quatro Puppy 10
Lamia Scale Team Lamia Scale 4
Blue Pegasus Team Blue Pegasus 3
Sabertooth Team Sabertooth 0
  • Due to the exhaustion sustained from the second days event, Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki of Team Blue Pegasus, was unable to participate for the remainder of the day and was temporarily replaced by the reserve member, Jenny Realight.
  • Due to the damage sustained from the second battle, Elfman Strauss of Team Fairy Tail A, was unable to participate in the remainder of the Games and was replaced by the primary member, Wendy Marvell.
  • Due to the loss gained from the fourth battle, Yukino Agria of Team Sabertooth, was unable to participate in the remainder of the Games, due to excommunication from the Guild and was replaced by the primary member, Minerva.

Third Day: July 3, X791

Pandemonium & MPF

Pandemonium

The third day's event is "Pandemonium", in which the participants are:

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In this game, the participants are made to enter a temple one at a time. Inside the temple are 100 monsters of different strength levels.[25]

  • The participant in the temple can choose to take on any number of the 100 monsters at a time, but must defeat them all if they wish to continue.[26]
  • If they do defeat them, the number they overcame will be added to their event score.[26]
  • Should they fall in their fight, they will be removed from the event with the score they have earned up until that point.[27]
  • The participants have no control over which level of monster they face, as the generation of the monsters is random, and must choose the number of monsters they wish to face with this in mind.[26]
  • The game ends when either all participants run out of Magic Power, or all the monsters are defeated.[26]

However, Erza Scarlet of Team Fairy Tail A finishes the event by herself, resulting in the organizers having to plan a secondary event for the remaining seven teams.

MPF (Magic Power Finder)

The third day's secondary event was "MPF (Magic Power Finder)", in which the participants are:

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Hibiki X791 Avatar.jpg
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Jura Avatar.png
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Orga profile image.png
Nobarly Anime Square.png

In the secondary event, participants must hit a Magic Power measuring device with the strongest attack they can muster.

  • The device will grant each player a number score, which they will then be ranked on.[28]

Results:

Guild Competitor MPF Score Position
Fairy Tail Erza Scarlet None 1st
Fairy Tail Cana Alberona 9999 2nd
Lamia Scale Jura Neekis 8544 3rd
Sabertooth Orga Nanagear 3825 4th
Mermaid Heel Millianna 365 5th
Quatro Cerberus Nobarly 124 6th
Blue Pegasus Hibiki Lates 95 7th
Raven Tail Obra 4 8th

Battles

  • Due to the events of the Team Fairy Tail B versus Team Raven Tail battle, Raven Tail was disqualified for the rest of the games, for the following reasons:
    • Raven Tail's Guild Master, Ivan Dreyar was participating in the tournament, disguised as "Alexei";
    • Team Raven Tail cheated, by having the 4 other members enter the field and attack the single participant, Laxus Dreyar.
  • Due to the damage sustained from the second battle, Eve Tearm of Team Blue Pegasus, was unable to participate in Day 4 of the Games and was replaced by the reserve member, Jenny Realight.

Third Day Results

Guild Team Points
Fairy Tail Team Fairy Tail B 18
Fairy Tail Team Fairy Tail A 15
Sabertooth Team Sabertooth 14
Mermaid Heel Team Mermaid Heel 13
Lamia Scale Team Lamia Scale 11
Quatro Cerberus Team Quatro Puppy 2
Blue Pegasus Team Blue Pegasus 1
Raven Tail Team Raven Tail Disqualified

Fourth Day: July 4, X791

Naval Battle

The fourth day's event is "Naval Battle", in which the participants are:

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In this game, the participants swim inside a floating sphere of water.[29]

  • The participants must knock one another outside of the sphere, with points being awarded based on the order in which the players are eliminated.[29]
  • Falling out of the sphere results in the contestant being automatically removed from play for the rest of the event.[29]
  • The last person remaining in the sphere will be the victor, and receive top points.[29]
  • Any form of Magic or technique can be used to assist in knocking rival participants out.[29]
  • When only two participants remain in the ring, a special 5-minute timer will be set. Should one of the participants fall out of the sphere during this time, they will not receive second place, rather they will automatically come last.[29]

Results:

Guild Competitor Position
Sabertooth Minerva Orland 1st
Fairy Tail Lucy Heartfilia 2nd
Fairy Tail Juvia Lockser 3rd
Lamia Scale Sherria Blendy 4th
Mermaid Heel Risley Law 5th
Blue Pegasus Jenny Realight 6th
Quatro Cerberus Rocker 7th

Due to the odd number of teams caused by Team Raven Tail's disqualification when they cheated the previous day, to make the numbers even, the Games officials had the two Fairy Tail teams disband and then merge into one Team Fairy Tail. They are to continue the games with the 35 points earned by Team Fairy Tail A.[30]

Tag Battles

  • Due to the damage sustained from the first battle, Nichiya of Team Blue Pegasus, was unable to participate in Day 5 of the Games and was replaced by the formerly injured member, Eve Tearm.

Fourth Day Results

Guild Team Points
Blue Pegasus Team Blue Pegasus 12
Sabertooth Team Sabertooth 10
Fairy Tail Team Fairy Tail 10
Lamia Scale Team Lamia Scale 9
Mermaid Heel Team Mermaid Heel 8
Quatro Cerberus Team Quatro Puppy 1
Fairy Tail Team Fairy Tail A Disbanded
Fairy Tail Team Fairy Tail B Disbanded

Fifth Day, July 6, X791: Grand Magic Game

The final day of the Tournament is a battle royale with every team and their members participate in a team battle, known as the "Grand Magic Game". The battle ground is the entire city of Crocus where all the teams are already spread out.

The rules are as follows:

  • All members wander the streets and if they encounter members of another guild they are to fight.
  • When participant loses consciousness or deemed unable to continue the battle, the opposing team scores one point.
  • Each team must appoint one of their members as team leader, this is kept secret from the rest of the other guilds.
  • If the team leader falls, the opposing team gains 5 points.
  • The total maximum number of points is 45 points, this implies that every team has a chance of winning.
  • Moving as a one group or separate is totally up to the individual members of the team.

Points garnered in this event are added to the overall score gained throughout the Games.

Results:

Guild Team Team Leader No. of Members Defeated No. of Opponents Defeated Score Total
Fairy Tail Team Fairy Tail ? 0 11 19 64
Sabertooth Team Sabertooth Minerva Orland 5 3 11 55
Lamia Scale Team Lamia Scale Jura Neekis 5 6 10 50
Mermaid Heel Team Mermaid Heel Kagura Mikazuchi 5 3 3 43
Blue Pegasus Team Blue Pegasus Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki 5 2 2 32
Quatro Cerberus Team Quatro Puppy Bacchus Groh 5 0 0 15

Points Chart

Guild Team Preliminaries Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5:
Grand Magic
Game
Total Points
Hidden Battle Chariot Battle Pandemonium
MPF
Battle Naval Battle Tag Battle
Fairy Tail Fairy Tail B 2nd 1 0 1 10 8 10 6 10 19 64
A 8th 0 0 2 10 10 5 8
Sabertooth Sabertooth 1st 10 10 0 0 4 10 10 0 11 55
Lamia Scale Lamia Scale 4th 6 10 4 0 6 5 4 5 10 50
Mermaid Heel Mermaid Heel 6th 3 0 6 10 3 10 3 5 3 43
Blue Pegasus Blue Pegasus 5th 4 10 3 0 1 0 2 10 2 32
Quatro Cerberus Quatro Puppy 7th 2 0 10 0 2 0 1 0 0 15
Raven Tail Raven Tail 3rd 8 10 8 10 0 0 Disqualified

Trivia

Team Statistics according to Sorcerer Magazine reporter Jason.[31]

  • In Volume 32's extra content, Mashima provided the battle statistics for 31 of the 40 X791 contestants in the Grand Magic Games. The stats, however, were provided not from Mashima's point-of-view as the author but from the view point of Sorcerer Magazine reporter Jason, which explains why some stats are missing and why others may be inaccurate. Each contestant was rated by Attack, Defense, Speed, Intelligence, and a special stat that was unique to each contestant. For example, Mirajane Strauss' "special stat" was "Pin-Up." The stats were set on a scale from 1 to 5. Although the scale was supposed to stop at 5, the highest any character could get in any stat was COOL! which was slightly above 5. In Jason's opinion, Jura Neekis had the highest stats out of the 31 contestants and Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki had the lowest.[31]


References

  1. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 266, Pages 10-11
  2. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 265, Pages 2-3
  3. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 287, Page 16
  4. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 292, Page 9
  5. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 266, Page 9
  6. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 276, Page 2
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 278, Page 13
  8. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 248, Page 3
  9. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 291, Page 4
  10. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 303, Page 12
  11. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 266, Pages 8-11
  12. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 266, Pages 13 & 15
  13. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 266, Page 31
  14. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 268, Pages 15-16
  15. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 268, Page 16
  16. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 275, Page 9
  17. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 271, Pages 4-5
  18. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 269, Pages 15-18
  19. 19.0 19.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 269, Page 15
  20. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 269, Page 18
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 269, Pages 19-20
  22. 22.0 22.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 276, Page 3
  23. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 276, Pages 7-9
  24. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 276, Page 11
  25. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 284, Pages 11-12
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 284, Page 15
  27. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 284, Page 16
  28. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 285, Page 11
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 291, Page 2
  30. Fairy Tail Manga:Chapter 292, Page 9-14
  31. 31.0 31.1 Volume 32 Extra Content

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