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"We're not your puppets! We are... Mages of Fairy Tail!"

Happy to Nichiya in "Extalia"

Happy (ハッピー Happī) is an Exceed from Extalia, and member of the Fairy Tail Guild, wherein he is a member of Team Natsu.[3]


Happy's green guild mark

Happy is a small blue Exceed with a white stomach. He has a rectangular head, with pink ears, big black eyes with small, thin eyebrows, and light blue cheek marks near to his tiny whiskers (two on each side of his face). Happy has a triangular nose that leads to semi-round upper lips on the sides. His body is rectangular too, and being an Exceed, it has a structure that allows him to walk erect, unlike normal cats. Despite having no thumbs, Happy is able to hold things.[4] He has a long, white-tipped tail; and the other parts of his tail are blue. Additionally, Happy is able to use his tail to hold onto objects.[5] Happy is usually seen carrying around a green backpack, where he keeps food and items that can be used in battle. This backpack also covers his green Guild Mark that is on his back.[6] When using his Magic, he can grow a pair of large, feathered, angel-like wings that allow him to fly around and carry others. Happy usually does not wear clothes, the only few times being during the Fantasia Parade,[7] to disguise himself in Edolas,[8] and when his parents gave him clothes, again in Edolas.[9]


Happy's dark side

Despite his small stature and eccentric appearance, Happy is very loyal to his teammates and fellow guild members and has a fairly significant amount of knowledge of the Magic world, in some cases, more than Lucy and Natsu. Given that he has been around Natsu Dragneel since his own birth, Happy often emulates Natsu in his actions and responses. He is quick-witted and cheeky, especially to Lucy Heartfilia; however, Happy sometimes shows little bits of a darker side of himself, for example when making a comment on the devastating aspects of the Magic of his comrades.

He loves fish more than anything else, and he doesn't like dogs (except for Plue).[2] He offers a comic relief with his catchphrase, "Aye!" or "Aye Sir!". He holds a respect and admiration to Exceed like himself and drools on Loke's shoulder when he finds out that Loke is the celestial spirit of Leo the Lion. Happy has also developed a strong affection towards Carla, another Exceed who at first blows him off, but then begins to like and respect him.

Magic and Abilities

Happy using Max Speed while carrying Natsu

Aera ((エーラ) Ēra): Happy is able to sprout angelic wings that give him the ability to fly and carry objects or one person at a time for a specific amount of time.[10]

  • Max Speed (スピード Makkusu Supīdo): Happy utilizes a considerable amount of Magic Power to fly as fast as he can. This speed can be used to dodge incoming attacks or to attack the enemy. A disadvantage of this technique would be a rapid loss of Magic Power, in relation to how long Happy uses this technique.[11]
    • Max Speed Attack: While using Max Speed, Happy flies as fast as he can, and then strikes the opponent with his own Headbutt. This attack is powerful enough to destroy a Thunder Palace Lacrima, which was about twice the size of Happy.[12]
  • Headbutt (頭突き Zudzuki): While flying, Happy charges at his target and headbutts the opponent with all of his might.[13]
    • Max Speed Attack: While using Max Speed, Happy flies as fast as he can, and then strikes the opponent with his own Headbutt. This attack is powerful enough to destroy a Thunder Palace Lacrima, which was about twice the size of Happy.[14]

Transformation Magic (変身魔法 Henshin Mahō): Mirajane taught Happy, Natsu and Lucy basic spells of Transformation Magic.[15] However, Happy is only able to transform into a super deformed version of Lucy. Unfortunately, his attempt was a failure and in Lucy's words, "creepy".[16]

Enhanced Durability: Despite his small and seemingly frail stature, Happy has proven to possess incredible durability by surviving a city-wide explosion caused by Jackal, one of the Nine Demon Gates, despite being in the center of the explosion when it occurred.[17]

Former Magic and Abilities

Lucy Fire

Ushi no Koku Mairi (丑の刻参り Ushi no Koku Mairi): During their fight against Kain, he catches the Mr. Cursey doll Natsu threw to him. While flying he used it, while it had Lucy's hair, delivered an attack on him.[18]

  • Secret Attack: Lucy Fire (必殺・ルーシィファイア Hissatsu: Rūshi Faia): While he was controlling Mr. Cursey and after Natsu had ignited Lucy, Happy used Max Speed to make Lucy's whole body catch on fire, and had her deliver a brutal kick to Kain Hikaru.[18]

Fire Magic (火の魔法 Hi no Mahō): After consuming a strange fruit, Happy turned red (calling himself "Red Happy") and gained the ability to breathe fire. It faded after one usage, but returned once more during the visit to Toma E. Fiore, only to disappear again after a sudden release of fire.[19]

  • Catmander's Roar (ネコマンダーの咆哮 Nekomandā no Hōkō):[20] Happy releases a blast of Fire Magic from his mouth, it was potent enough to knock out Red Knife.[19]

Yokai Form: While under the effects of Yoko's Demons' Parade, Happy is transformed into a Yokai called Suiko. While in this form, Happy's appearance changes into a large quadruped tiger while also carrying his enlarged backpack.[21]

  • Spirit Power (霊力 Reiryoku): While in this form, Happy gains access to this spiritual power while also being enhanced several times by Yoko.[22]
  • Ice Resistance: While in this form, Happy is able to resist being frozen by Gray's Magic.[23]


Happy fights using two big fish

Backpack: A small green backpack that Happy uses to carry snacks.[24]

Fish (or other food products): Happy is constantly seen using fish or fruits in battle. He uses them as blunt weapons, and also as swords. His range of "weapons" varies from fish to octopi to crabs.[25]


  • Happy's likes include fish. His dislikes include dogs, although he's fine with Plue.[2]
  • Hiro Mashima was originally going to name Happy "Freyr" after the Norse god but didn't think it would suit his character.[26]
  • From the Volume 16 Limited Edition: Sorcerer Interview, the best quality of Fairy Tail according to Happy was that "Fairy Tail made the best fish entrees"! He wants to see Igneel in the future. Has a good relationship with Natsu and Lucy. The hardest job Happy ever took was fishing for the Winged Fishes, which tasted horrible.[27]


  • (To Lucy about Erza's Magic) "Erza's Magic is beautiful. Plenty of blood came out in the end. Her opponent's blood." [28]
  • (To Nichiya and Nadi) "We're not your puppets!! We are... Mages of Fairy Tail!!!" [29]
  • (To Byro Cracy) "What kind of rightful cause makes people sad and suffer?! In Edolas, we saw a lot of people suffering and Exceeds going through hardships! A path that forces you to cause people pain and sacrifice them along the way is one that'll eventually fall to pieces and disappear! Is that the way you want everyone to go?! Even a fish is free to swim whenever it wants in the water, right?! Well, we're the same! We take requests from people who are in trouble and help them, so they can be happy and we get a reward. That's how we've been operating all along. That's what a guild does! Against you and that fake righteousness you hold over your head, Fairy Tail isn't gonna be beat!" [30]
  • (To Future Lucy) "Sure I'm sad!!!! I don't care what world you come from... I don't care what anybody says, you're Lucy!! You're Lucy!!! You're my friend!!!! Any friend would be sad about that!!!!" [31]

Battles & Events

Battles Events


  1. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 5
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 24, Cover
  3. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 1, Pages 16-21
  4. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 24, Page 20
  5. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 1, Pages 43
  6. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 11
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 128, Page 9
  8. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 169, Page 14
  9. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 177, Page 11
  10. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 1, Pages 40-43
  11. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 17, Pages 19-20
  12. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 46
  13. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 47
  14. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 46
  15. Fairy Tail Omake: Mira-Sensei's Transforming Magic Class, Page 3
  16. Fairy Tail Omake: Mira-Sensei's Transforming Magic Class, Page 10
  17. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 362, Page 18
  18. 18.0 18.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 227, Pages 18-19
  19. 19.0 19.1 Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry
  20. Fairy Tail Gkmh
  21. Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Manga: Chapter 74, Page 13
  22. Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest: Chapter 74, Page 17
  23. Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Manga: Chapter 75, Pages 19-20
  24. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 1, Page 4
  25. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 21
  26. Fairy Tail Manga, Volume 2 Extras
  27. Fairy Tail Manga: Volume 16 Bonus, Sorcerer Magazine
  28. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 11, Page 10
  29. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 176, Page 20
  30. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 139
  31. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 324, Page 14