Happy is a small blue Exceed with a white underbelly. 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. Happy's 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. He has a long tail, white-tipped tail; and the other parts of his tail are blue. Additionally, Happy is able to use his tail to hold onto objects. 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. 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 were during the Fantasia Parade, to disguise himself in Edolas, and when his parents gave him clothes.
Despite his small stature and eccentric look, Happy is very loyal to his teammates and fellow guild members and has a fairly large knowledge of the magic world, in some cases, more than Lucy and Natsu. Given that he was around Natsu Dragneel since his 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 nature, especially when making a comment on the devastating aspects of the magic of his comrades.
He loves fish and he doesn't like dogs (except for Plue). He offers a comic relief with his catchphrase, "Aye!". Happy believes that Lucy and Loke are a cute couple and tends to roll his tongue when he teases Lucy about it. He holds a strange attraction to Exceed like himself and drools on Loke's shoulder when he finds out that Loke is a lion. Happy has also developed a strong affection towards Carla, another Exceed who at first blows him off, but then begins to respect him.
Years ago, before Happy was born, he was taken away from his parents, Lucky and Marl by the queen of Extalia, Shagotte, to carry out the Dragon Slayer assassination plan. In actuality, sending him to Earth Land, along with all the other Exceed eggs, was to allow him to escape a future disaster in Edolas.
In X778, Natsu found Happy's egg in the East Forest of Magnolia Town. Natsu then took it back to the guild where he and Lisanna raised it together every day. One night, Elfman took it to keep it warm and the next day when he brought it back, it began to hatch and out popped a kitten with a pair of wings. Happy's first word was "Aye". Natsu gave him the name "Happy" after Lisanna pointed out the change of the atmosphere from anger to happiness after Happy hatched from the egg. Despite everyone else seeing him as a cat, Natsu thought he was a dragon.
Happy was first introduced when he arrived in Hargeon Town with Natsu Dragneel, who was suffering from immense motion sickness. After dealing with Natsu's motion sickness, they found the man named Salamander, who was really Bora of Prominence. There they met Lucy Heartfilia, a traveling Mage who paid for their meal as thanks for freeing her from an illegal Charm Magic Bora was using.
After finding out that Bora claimed to be the Salamander from Fairy Tail, they leave for the harbor to rescue Lucy and to stop Bora from ruining Fairy Tail's reputation. As Natsu dealt with Bora, Happy escapes with Lucy, but he soon runs out of Magic Power and both plummet into the ocean. Lucy summoned her Celestial Spirit, Aquarius, to blast Bora's slave ship back to the shore, after finding her lost Gate Keys. Natsu defeats Bora, and the group escapes after being discovered by the Rune Knights.
Once they arrive at Fairy Tail, Lucy joins the guild. Then, Happy accompanies Natsu to rescue Macao Conbolt after he failed to come back from his mission on Mt. Hakobe. Lucy joins them much to Happy's confusion. At the mountain, Natsu and Lucy begin to argue but a interrupted when a Vulcan kidnaps Lucy. Natsu arrives to rescue Lucy but he is thrown down a cliff. However, Happy saves him and watches as Natsu battles and defeats the Vulcan, who turns back into Macao. Later, Macao and the team nearly fall from a cliff again but are saved by Taurus, one of Lucy's Celestial Spirits. After taking care of Macao's injuries, the team heads home, where Macao is finally reunited with his son, Romeo.
When Lucy finally finds herself a place to stay, Natsu and Happy pay their very first unannounced visit. After Lucy explains all about Celestial Spirits and shows them how she makes a contract with a spirit, Plue, Natsu and Happy trick Lucy into forming a team with her to destroy the book, Daybreak, in Shirotsume Town.
When they get to Shirotsume Town and met the client, Kaby Melon, they find out that the reward is no longer worth 200,000 but 2,000,000 Jewels. After Lucy's failed attempt to infiltrate the mansion as a maid, they break into the mansion, quickly defeating the maids, and find their way into the study, where Natsu finds the Daybreak book. Everlue soon arrives and summons the Vanish Brothers to eliminate them. Lucy realizes that there is some secret inside the book and tells them to stall the enemies while she reads it. Duke Everlue goes after her leaving the Vanish Brothers to deal with Natsu and Happy but Natsu tells Happy to go after Lucy as he will take care of them himself.
Happy arrives to see Everlue binding Lucy and slams Everlue's face with his feet to free her. He then watches as Lucy battles with Everlue and listens as she explains some parts of the secret of the book. Lucy summons her Celestial Spirit, Cancer, Happy is overjoyed and thinks that Cancer is going to say kani (crab) at the end of his sentences but ends up disappointed as he says ebi (shrimp) instead, to the point of asking Lucy to de-summon him. Then, Everlue reveals himself as a Celestial Spirit Mage as well and summons Virgo, who comes along with Natsu. With their combined forces, the team is able to defeat Everlue and Virgo.
The team then heads back to their client's house where Lucy reveals the secrets of the book. They refuse any reward and Natsu figures out that their client is not rich and so the team returns home to Fairy Tail. As the team heads home, Happy and Natsu realize that Lucy is writing her own novel and bring teasing her about it.
As Happy, Natsu and Lucy talk about Dark Guilds with Mirajane Strauss, Erza Scarlet returns from her mission, bringing the horn of demon she subdued as a souvenir and indirectly causes Natsu to act like Happy. Erza looks for Gray and Natsu and asks them for help, much to everyone's surprise since Erza is considered the strongest female Mage in Fairy Tail.
The next day at the train station, Gray and Natsu are bickering as usual. Lucy introduces herself to Erza and explains that Mirajane wanted her to tag along. Natsu then tells Erza that he would only accompany her if she promises to battle him when they return, to which she agrees. Whilst on the train to their destination, Erza explains that she had overheard something about a sealed Magic called Lullaby and a powerful Mage named Erigor's involvement with it. Erigor was part of a Dark Guild called Eisenwald and considering the illegal nature of such a guild, she planned to march right into the guild and find out what it was up to. Unfortunately, in the process of her elucidation she and the others accidentally leave a motion sick Natsu on the train upon exiting.
Happy helps stop the train by pulling down an emergency stop signal lever at the directive of Erza and goes to follow the train. After they are reunited with Natsu, they learn that Natsu had a confrontation in the train with a member of Eisenwald, Kageyama, Natsu told them he had a strange kind of flute. Lucy then pipes in at this moment, saying that she had only heard about it in books, but that it might be the "Death Lullaby" flute.
Eisenwald takes over the Oshibana train station and the group forces their way in quickly, encountering Eisenwald and fighting them. Erigor, however, has other plans and flees the scene with Gray and Natsu in hot pursuit. Erza and Lucy are left behind to fight the rest of the members with Happy accompanying them. Erza, however, defeats all of them by herself but one of them escapes and Lucy and Happy are tasked to go after him. When Lucy and Happy lose track of the Eisenwald member, Lucy says they should just return to Erza but such a scary prospect is feared by Happy after Erza had told them to "go after him" forcing the two to continue. The two reconvene with the others just as Kageyama is stabbed by Karacka, a member of his own guild.
Unable to figure out how to escape from the air barrier surrounding the train station which Erigor had cast to trap them in, Happy abruptly reveals that Duke Everlue's Celestial Spirit Virgo had given him her key to give to Lucy. Using Virgo's diver Magic, they escape the train station. Happy helps Natsu catch up to Erigor on a rail bridge by using his maximum speed, but this wears him out. During the fight, Natsu gets enraged by his inability to hit through Erigor's Storm Mail, and Happy notices that Natsu's increased fury affects the temperature of his fire which in turn causes Erigor's wind to flow towards him. So to further nullify Erigor's wind, Happy makes Natsu angrier by saying that he should just leave it to Gray. This infuriates Natsu enough to enable him to destroy Erigor's wind and defeat him.
Erza and company, alongside an injured Kageyama, arrive but Kageyama suddenly makes a break for it with the flute to Clover Town where the Guild Masters are having a meeting and plans to kill them. Chasing after him, they arrive and see Kageyama with Makarov and are about to go to him when they are stopped by guild masters Bob and Goldmine. They see that Makarov has persuaded Kageyama not to use the Lullaby's Magic. The flute itself starts to talk and transforms into a demon. Everyone panics but Gray, Erza and Natsu fight the demon and manage to defeat it, destroying the Guild Masters' Meeting Building in the process causing the team and Makarov to make a hasty exit.
During Erza and Natsu's promised battle, Happy rescinds his bet on Natsu's victory to Erza's after she pulls out her Flame Empress Armor. However, the conclusion of their fight is not seen as Erza is arrested by the Magic Council for property damage, among other crimes. However, they are both set free the next day.
Galuna Island arc
After Natsu and Erza's return to the guild, Happy steals an S-Class request poster so that he, Natsu and Lucy can complete it. Lucy refuses at first, telling them to leave, until she notices that the reward includes an Ecliptic Zodiac key and runs after them. However, Gray chases after them at the Master's orders and catches up to them in Hargeon town. Mentioning Erza's wrath at disobeying the rules, Happy tries to make it sound like Natsu and Lucy forced him to steal the request poster. One of the sailors that had refused to sail them to the cursed Galuna Island reverses his rejection when he notices Gray and Natsu fighting with their Magic. Natsu knocks out Gray while he is distracted and drags him onto the boat. Their sailor then vanishes and although Happy checks to see if he had fallen into the water, he is nowhere to be found. All that is rendered irrelevant when a large wave hits their boat and washes them ashore onto Galuna Island. Gray then agrees to help and so they go towards the the island's village and meet its mayor, Moka, who asks them to destroy the moon.
Deciding such a task is impossible, they instead investigate the island's forest and get attacked by a gigantic mouse which they defeat and in the process locate an abandoned old temple. Natsu, commenting on the decayed floor, begins to slam it with his foot causing it to crumble and hurtle them downwards into a cavern, also making Happy almost swallow a bone he had found. Lucy saves him from choking by pulling it out his throat. In this cavern they discover the frozen demon Deliora along with three Mages: Sherry Blendy, Yuka Suzuki and Toby. Gray explains to the others what Deliora is: it is an immortal demon that destroyed the Land of Isvan 10 years ago, and that it was sealed by his teacher, Ur, at the risk of her life. The group decides to wait for the moon to come out for them to see its involvement with the frozen demon. Lucy brings out her Celestial Spirit Lyra to pass the time. Happy wants her to sing a fish song but Lucy tells Lyra to sing anything that she likes. When night arrives, they discover that the moonlight is hitting the demon via the ritual Moon Drip which would melt the ice. As the team is hiding, Reitei Lyon, Sherry, Yuka and Toby arrive. Reitei Lyon inquires about the Moon Drip ritual and orders the other three to obliterate the village. Enraged by the order given by Reitei Lyon, Natsu jumps out from hiding and attacks alongside Gray. Natsu is frozen, and Gray tells Happy to escape with Lucy which he reluctantly does.
The two arrive back at the village and informs the villagers about the oncoming danger and that it would be a good opportunity to catch them. Happy points out that the three are probably Mages, and although they outnumber them, Mages are difficult to deal with. Lucy, however, thinks of a plan. Lucy summons Virgo to make the preparations for her plan: set a hidden hole in front of the village gate for them to fall in. Happy declares her stupid, saying that it won't work on anyone, although it works on Natsu. To their surprise, the Mages come by air and try to smother the village in a cascade of poison. Happy flies Natsu up into the air to prevent this, Natsu using his Fire Dragon's Brilliant Flame to scatter the poison away from the villagers. With their plan failed, the three Mages decide to confront them from the ground.
As the Mages prepare to fight, the villagers leave the village, carrying the unconscious Gray. Sherry and Angelica go after them, but Lucy accidentally catches onto Angelica's claw and after tickling the mouse to stop, they end up crashing into the forest. Happy goes to make sure she is okay while Natsu deals with Yuka and Toby. He finds her safe after defeating Sherry but also comes across a not too pleased Erza. His attempt to escape is quashed by Erza who easily captures him, saying that they have betrayed the master and the rules, and that they are not going to get away with it.
Erza forces Happy to look for the villagers and Gray's location while tied up. Erza demands that Gray come back with her to the guild but Gray defiantly resists and leaves her. Angered, she resolves to instead help them and complete the mission first then punish them, freeing Lucy and Happy. They catch up to Gray running towards the temple finding out that Lyon's intentions are to free Deliora and fight him as a means of surpassing Gray and Lyon's mentor Ur. They discover that the ruins have been tilted so that the moonlight no longer hits Deliora and are then attacked by occultists. Gray runs forward while Erza, Lucy and Happy stay behind to defeat them. They then see that the ruins are re-tilted again to its original position by Zalty. After they do, they go inside the temple and hear Deliora's reviving roar. However, Deliora was long dead and it crumbles to nothing upon being released.
Back at the newly restored village, (thanks to Zalty's Arc of Time Magic) Erza explains that the villagers' transformation into demons was false. She clarifies when she gets Natsu to help her "destroy the Moon" but what they really do is to destroy an amnesia-causing barrier around the island that made the villagers think they were humans when they were actually demons.
Phantom Lord arc
Returning to the guild, everyone but Lucy is displeased at Erza for not letting them accept the reward of 7 million jewels. Lucy's exclusive happiness is due to her receiving the golden Zodiac key of Sagittarius, to which Happy suggests that they should sell it instead. Erza then reminds them of their punishment, believing it will surely be "that", although what "that" is not explained. That's soon put out of their minds when they discover that the guild has been attacked by their longtime rival, Phantom Lord.
They confront Makarov about the damages done by Phantom Lord, but he simply smacks them all on the head and tells them to just ignore it. Happy and company surprise Lucy when they welcome her to her own apartment with Erza telling them they have to stick together in case anyone gets attacked. However, this has already happened to the members of Team Shadow Gear (Levy McGarden, Jet and Droy) and when Makarov discovers this, he proclaims war against Phantom Lord. Happy attacks Phantom Lord alongside most of Fairy Tail, but they are forced to retreat when Makarov loses his Magical power due to Aria of the Element 4. Natsu overhears Gajeel Redfox and Aria stating that they had captured Lucy. He forces one of the Phantom Lord members to tell him where Lucy is with Happy rushing after him. Natsu catches Lucy as she deliberately let herself fall from one of prison towers. Natsu and Happy then argue about what they were going to do but then stop when Lucy tells them that it was her fault. Happy and Natsu comfort her and they decide that it's best to retreat to the guild, leaving the indignant Jose Porla.
Back at the guild, Happy and the others are surprised at the revelation of Lucy's history and comfort her while she is depressed. Just then, they feel the guild quaking and rush outside to see what the commotion is: the Phantom Lord guild is on six legs and is literally walking towards their guild. It attacks with its Magical Convergent Cannon - Jupiter but Erza narrowly stops the powerful bullet from obliterating the guild, rendering her incapable of fighting. Jose Porla calls out, demanding that they give Lucy to him but receives an adamant refusal. In response, he tells them to quiver for 15 minutes as Jupiter reloads. Rather than wait to be destroyed, Natsu says that he's going to destroy it before Jupiter is able to fire once more, and so Happy flies him to the mechanically walking guild. Inside, they are confronted by Totomaru, a member of the Element 4 who prevents Natsu from destroying the cannon. Totomaru's abilities cause Natsu some grief, and incite Happy to panic as the time whittles away. Natsu eventually outsmarts Totomaru and destroys the cannon.
In retaliation for the sabotaged cannon, Jose orders the guild to enter its more powerful form: Phantom MK II. Since it's a vehicle, it brings up Natsu's motion sickness and Totomaru uses the moment to attack with his Rainbow Fire but Gray and Elfman arrive and defeat him. Happy flies outside to see what's going on, and returns telling them that the guild has become a gigantic Mage. They decide to split up, Happy going with Natsu. Natsu says they should just go defeat Jose but Happy says that's an insane idea. Regardless, they are soon faced with the strongest of the Element 4, Aria. Aria easily dominates the fight and nearly renders Natsu's Magic void until Erza arrives and takes over the fight from Natsu. Aria decides to fight seriously and takes off his blindfold, multiplying his Magical power. However, Erza manages to defeat Aria with one hit. The strain from using Magic causes Erza to collapse. She later regains consciousness in Natsu's arms and tells him to release his power and that he will be the one who will surpass her. Natsu then leaves with Happy to protect the guild and Lucy.
As Gajeel was about to kill Lucy, Natsu arrives and interferes and the two Dragon Slayers begins to fight. Happy frees Lucy and the two watch as the two Dragon Slayers battle each other. As Natsu and Gajeel's battle continue, Gajeel plays dirty and eats some metal that replenishes his strength, helping him gain the upper hand. Lucy, trying to find a way for Natsu to eat fire, summons the only spirit she has at the moment: Sagittarius whose appearance shocked Happy. However, Sagittarius says that he cannot shoot fire and the three continue to watch as Gajeel continues to beat up Natsu and makes him look at the Fairy Tail guild collapsing. Natsu decides to continue fighting Gajeel although he doesn't have the strength to fight back.
Happy shouts out that if Natsu was only able to eat fire, he will be able to fight. Upon hearing Happy's statement, Sagittarius finds a solution to create fire, replenishing Natsu strength and allowing him to defeat Gajeel and destroy the Phantom Lord Guild. In a last ditch attack, Natsu finally defeats Gajeel and destroys the Phantom Lord guild. As the Phantom Lord guild crumbles, Happy carries Lucy to safety. Happy and Lucy arrives at the remains of their guild just after a recovered Makarov defeated Jose. When asked where Natsu was, Happy simply says that he has business to do.
Taking part in the reconstruction of the guild, Happy, Gray, Natsu and Erza decide to take break to eat when Loke arrives and asks them to give Lucy her keys. When they arrive at Lucy's house, they see that no one is there. Happy finds Lucy's letters to her mother that weren't sent, then Erza finds a note saying "I will go home". They then rush after her. Upon arriving at Heartfilia mansion, they find Lucy leaving her house and is surprised to hear that Lucy's family owns the place. The team then returns to the guild.
A few days when the guild was accepting job requests again, Team Natsu became official and decided to take their first mission as an official team. While doing the request, they managed to destroy half a road.
Noticing Lucy worrying over her little amount of money, Mirajane suggests they do a simple acting job at a theater. Happy is given the task of carrying a dragon suit that Natsu is in and they are given a week to rehearse. Their show is atrocious, makes little sense and they eventually destroy the theater but despite all this they are hailed as a success to the point that they're kept there for another week doing three performances a day.
They go out on another job and chance upon Loke after swiftly completing it. Seeing how they completed it so quickly they decide to stay the night in Hosenka Town. Natsu, Erza and Gray have a pillow fight; Lucy, fearing for her life, instead takes a walk. Happy follows her and tricks her by making her think Plue was human and could talk. Two Mages then begin to flirt with Lucy and paralyze her before she is saved by Loke. The two go back to a bar where Happy falls asleep after eating. His sleep doesn't last long as he is dragged away by the tail by Lucy who leaves off in a storm.
Back at the guild, an agitated Lucy silences Natsu and Gray's bickering, a feat only Erza could do, and Happy asks if she is upset because of his prank; she answers no. Loke's old girlfriends arrive at the guild and demand to know where he is. Mirajane states that Lucy was last with him and they all converge on her making a quick escape with Happy. In her apartment she calls out her Celestial Spirit Crux to dig up anything on Loke. Gray suddenly barges in saying that Loke had left Fairy Tail. After hearing this, they all go to look for him.
Tower of Heaven arc
Shocked by the announcement that Loke is a Celestial Spirit, Lucy explains to Natsu, Gray and Happy that he is the Lion spirit which Happy thinks is a grown-up cat. Considering he can no longer spend long periods of time in the human world anymore Loke gives the four of them, as well as Erza, tickets to a fancy resort. While at the resort's casino, they are attacked by Erza's old friends who kidnap Erza and Happy after attacking Natsu, Lucy, Gray and Juvia.
Happy later wakes up inside the Tower of Heaven in a heavily cat-themed room and has a short conversation with Millianna and Wally before Simon arrives and tells them that Erza has escaped. Natsu manages to arrive at the room but sees no one there before he is suddenly ambushed by Wally and Millianna. The two manage to gain the upper hand in their fight against Natsu, who has a cat head stuck on him. Happy then arrives and saves Natsu from getting shot by Wally by slapping the gunslinger in the face with a cuddly toy. Natsu manages to free himself from Millianna's ropes by tricking her with his secret move: Kitty in Distress and defeats both of them using his Fire Dragon's Wing Strike.
Happy pulls off the mask from Natsu's head and listens as Jellal Fernandes details the rules of The Paradise game. After hearing Jellal, they decided to take a shortcut with Happy carrying Natsu straight to the top. However, those were against the rules and they are both struck back into the tower by Fukuro. Simon is in the same corridor they landed in and he attempts to help them escape with his Instant Darkness. Fukuro, however, can see through this and blasts Simon away. Natsu and Fukurou begin to battle each other. No one seems to gain the upper hand but Fukuro makes Natsu ride on one of his rockets, and since it is a vehicle it causes him to be sick. With Natsu disoriented by the ride, Fukuro swoops in and swallows him into his stomach - as Fukuro has the ability to use the Magic of a Mage he has digested. Happy tries to rescue Natsu, but Fukuro uses Natsu's power to easily overpower him. Gray then arrives and takes over the fight, defeating Fukuro and freeing Natsu. During the fight, Gray took a fair amount of damage and Simon asks Happy to take him outside the tower to recover. They flee the island on a boat along with Juvia, Lucy, Wally and Millianna and watch as the weaponized satellite Etherion strikes the tower.
Thinking that Erza and Natsu might have died, they are all highly relieved when the two of them arrive on the shore. They recover in a hotel where Natsu sleeps for three straight days and wakes up after Gray belittles him - but this is only for a moment. He eventually stays awake and they socialize with their previous enemies before sending them off with a fireworks display.
Fighting Festival arc
Upon returning to the guild, they find its reconstruction is complete and Cana Alberona shows them around. Makarov startles them with the introduction of two new members: Juvia and Gajeel, their previous enemies from the Phantom Lord Guild. After settling down, they sit down for a song from Mirajane; this calm state doesn't last long as the two Dragon Slayers soon cause a large brawl. A reporter comes the next day to write about the guild, ignoring Lucy throughout, and asking Happy why he's blue to which he answers "'cause I'm a cat".
A few days later, Lucy is desperately looking for jobs to pay the rent and she asks Natsu and Happy to help her out. Much to her dismay, Natsu is feeling too sick from eating the Etherion and, along with Happy, goes home to rest. As Lucy finds out, by "home" Natsu meant her home and she gets a large fright when she finds Natsu and Happy in her bed. Happy explains that Natsu's sickly feelings have happened before after he ate Laxus Dreyar's lightning. He goes on to explain about the strongest members in the guild, the strongest probably being Gildarts Clive, and then gives Lucy a flyer about the Magnolia Harvest and the Miss Fairy Tail competition that is being run alongside it which would solve all her money problems. During the competition a week later, Mirajane crushes her own hopes of winning by transforming her face into Happy, much to his pleasure. It continues onwards, showcasing other Fairy Tail girls, until a member of the Thunder God Tribe, Evergreen, appears and turns all the girls to stone. Soon, the other two members, Bickslow and Freed, make their entrance along with Laxus. Laxus proposes a game to find out who is the strongest in Fairy Tail, Natsu replies with much enthusiasm. Laxus is holding the girls as hostages and threatening to smash them if they don't participate or break the rules. With a time limit of three hours to find and defeat them before the girls crumble to dust, the members of Fairy Tail rush out and the Battle of Fairy Tail begins.
Happy stays behind with Makarov, Natsu and Gajeel, who are unable to escape due to Freed's enchantment. Natsu and Gajeel then try to free Erza by mostly heating her, which works because of her artificial eye that halved the effect of Evergreen's Magic. She goes out and defeats Evergreen thus freeing all the other girls. In reprisal, Laxus activates his Thunder Palace effectively holding the whole town hostage. Happy then accompanies Lucy to find the other two Thunder God Tribe members and Laxus.
As Lucy and Happy are walking, they are suddenly attacked by Bickslow's dolls. Happy is able to push Lucy out of the line of fire. Then they see Bickslow himself and the two sides begin to battle. However, Bickslow seems to have the upper hand, since even if Lucy destroys his dolls, he can control more since they are fighting on top of a toy store. Bickslow then uses his Baryon Formation attack on Lucy but she is saved by Loke who came through his gate on his own. Loke tells Lucy to stay back, but Lucy tells him that she would fight alongside him causing Happy to tease them and say that they're a cute couple. When Bickslow tries to use his Figure Eyes on them, Happy tells the other two to close their eyes since they may be turned to dolls and controlled by Bickslow giving Bickslow the opening he needs to attack them. With Loke's strategy, Lucy is able to use her whip to bind Bickslow and Loke, using his Regulus Impact, defeats Bickslow.
Laxus is eventually defeated and excommunicated and Happy is seen together with Natsu participating in the Fantasia Parade and along with the other members, raises his hands to tell Laxus that they will always be watching over him. After the Fantasia Parade, Happy is seen, together with Bickslow, teasing Lucy about Loke. When Lucy mentions that she feels like she's being watched, Happy tells her that she has excessive self-consciousness. Lucy ignores them and heads home to prepare for the job.
When Lucy returns, Happy is seen greeting her and asks Natsu what job they are going to take. Gray reveals that it would be to capture the escaped convict Velveno. Happy is seen surprised when Lucy leaves to head to Acalypha Town. Happy, along with Team Natsu, follow Lucy to the LOVE & LUCKY guild and are surprised to learn that she defeated the Naked Mummy Guild by herself and informs her that because she ran off, they cancelled the mission.
Oración Seis arc
Happy assists Lucy in paying the rent by helping her at a restaurant, and when they return to the guild, Mirajane explains about Dark Guilds and their power over the Magical underworld. Makarov then arrives and announces that an alliance of guilds is going to take down one of the strongest three dark guilds, Oración Seis. Makarov chooses Happy together with Natsu, Erza, Lucy and Gray to act as the delegates of Fairy Tail.
After meeting all the delegated teams to fight the Dark Guild Oración Seis, Happy falls in love with the Cait Shelter's talking cat Mage Carla. Next he is seen following Wendy Marvell and Carla when Oración Seis assaults the Light Team, hiding with them as the others are beaten by the Oración Seis members. Brain, the leader of the group, then kidnaps Wendy who grabs Happy by accident as she was trying to reach out for Carla. Both are taken to the Oración Seis where Brain explains who Wendy is and her powers to the other members. Brain then presents a coffin to Wendy with the body of a half dead Jellal Fernandes inside and implores her to heal him.
Happy tries to act as the voice of reason, explaining Jellal's past actions at the Tower of Heaven. Though hesitant through his words, Wendy revives Jellal nonetheless just as Natsu arrives. Jellal quickly knocks down Natsu and turns on Brain before leaving the cave without further incident. Natsu recovers and soon leaves the cave along with Happy, Carla, and Wendy. The group is suddenly knocked out of the sky by Racer, who spots them while fighting Gray, the fall of which knocks out both cats. Natsu then grabs them and runs while Gray prevents Racer from going after them. Natsu takes him and the others to Erza so Wendy could heal her. When Erza runs off to find Jellal and Natsu chases her, Happy joins Carla, Hibiki Lates, Lucy and Wendy in following Natsu. They find Natsu stuck on a raft and are confronted by Oración Seis' Angel and her Spirits who transform into Gray and freeze Happy when he attempts to save Natsu from the raft. He is later seen thawed out, helping a weakened, and probably unconscious, Hibiki out of the water.
Happy later appears rescuing Natsu as he falls from Nirvana's true form, and flies him up to its city where he aides Natsu in fighting with the Poison Dragon Slayer Cobra in a flying battle. Using his heightened hearing against him, Natsu roars so loudly that it overpowers Cobra and knocks him out. Cobra's poison begins to affect them both and they fall to the ground. However, Cobra quickly recovers and almost strikes a deadly blow on Natsu before Oración Seis' Guild Master Brain intervenes and shoots Cobra. Brain drags Natsu away, planning to make him his first puppet. Jura Neekis, Lucy and Gray find Happy who informs them of Brain's plans. Jura, one of the Ten Wizard Saints, stops Brain and effortlessly defeats him. Carla and Wendy arrive just at that moment, Wendy's Sky Dragon Slayer Magic curing them both, and after Happy tells him about his motion sickness, that too.
Wendy rushes away, Carla with her, and the rest of them receive a message from an enemy turned ally, Hoteye, via telepathy. He tells them that the strongest of the Oración Seis, Midnight, is directly below them and that his defeat will stop Nirvana. They rush downwards but at the last moment discover it's Brain's trap. The group is saved by Jura's timely intervention who is heavily damaged by the ambush and rendered unconscious. As they try to make sure he's okay, Brain's staff, Klodoa, laments about Brain's pathetic power and that he should just defeat them himself before being captured by Natsu and slammed around. He frees himself from Natsu's grip and tells them of their plan: to destroy the Cait Shelter guild so Nirvana can never be resealed.
Klodoa begins to bash them, but abruptly stops when he feels that the Six Demons have all been defeated and that this will herald the arrival of Brain's split personality, the vastly powerful and bellicose Zero. Sure enough, Zero arrives and easily defeats the team. Nirvana then arrives at Cait Shelter and Zero orders it to attack. The powerful blast from Nirvana is however stopped with another strike when the combined efforts of the other alliance members who managed to get the Magical Bomber Ship Christina, which was shot down earlier by Oración Seis, up and working again. Hibiki, piloting the ship, telepathically gives them the details on how to stop Nirvana: destroy the six lacrima crystals in Nirvana's legs that serve as its power source simultaneously. Zero interrupts, using telepathy himself, saying that their plan is futile as he stands at one of the crystals and will prevent anyone trying to destroy it. The other alliance members desperately call on Natsu, Gray, Lucy and Happy to get up and they defiantly comply.
On the map that Hibiki has downloaded into their head, the group decided on which lacrima they are going to go to. After choosing, Happy reminds them that if they find Zero, they have to take him down themselves and that they have no backup. He then accompanies Lucy to destroy her appointed lacrima crystal, but is confused when Lucy reveals to him that she has no more power left. He later appears relieved as Gemini arrives to help them out.
After the defeat of Zero by Natsu and the crumbling of Nirvana, Happy, along with Natsu and the others, tries to fight off the Rune Knights that plan to imprison Jellal, but fails as he is stepped on.
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
After Cait Shelter is revealed to be nothing more than an illusion, he goes back home to Fairy Tail along with Wendy and Carla.
When Gildarts Clive arrives and tells Natsu to visit him in his house, Happy accompanies Natsu, and is shocked to hear that Gildarts faced a dragon during his quest. Gildarts then tells him to continue supporting Natsu. A few days later, he is seen wrapping and presenting a fish to Carla, but is confused and sad when she coldly rejects him. He follows her, and she tells him that he cannot protect Natsu, as he doesn't even know what he is. As he is left wondering about what Carla said, Happy crosses paths with Gajeel, who he then asks why his face has so many scratches.
After Anima swallows Fairy Tail and the whole of Magnolia Town, Happy is able to find Wendy, Natsu and Carla gathered together. He then listens in shock as Carla reveals that both she and Happy are beings from a parallel world called Edolas, and that they were the reason to why the whole town disappeared. He then listens as Carla goes in detail about the history of Edolas, and also about how they received a secret mission from the King of Edolas. After learning that they may be able to save the Fairy Tail members, Happy flies Natsu into Edolas using his wings, alongside Carla and Wendy. The Edolas version of Lucy then manages to catch the group sneaking around their guild, and Happy is both shocked and scared by her new appearance, even referring to her as 'Lucy-san'.
Lucy and the other Edolas Fairy Tail members quickly welcome Natsu and the gang. Later, he sees Edolas Lisanna and like Natsu, sheds a huge amount of tears upon seeing her again. Before he can hug her, he gets kicked along with Natsu by Lucy Ashley and then asks how Lisanna could be alive in this realm. Carla later tells him that this is Edolas and that everyone here is not their friends, but different people. He later teleports along with the guild to a safe location when the Fairy Hunter attacks, and is shocked to learn that the Fairy Hunter is Erza Knightwalker, Erza Scarlet's Edolas counterpart.
The group, along with Lucy Ashley, travels to Louen City and finds Earthland Lucy, who apparently still has access to her Magic though the others do not. The Earthland Magic users see that the lacrima crystal that contains the essence and Magic of the rest of Earthland Fairy Tail is under heavy guard in the Royal City and there is nothing they can do. Carla puts forward a plan where the Mages would travel through an abandoned coal mine to the royal bed chamber and use Gemini to copy the king's knowledge of the giant lacrima and how to release their friends. However, they are ambushed by Erza Knightwalker and captured. Then, much to everyone's shock, all of the soldiers bow to Happy and Carla and call them the Exceed, congratulating them on leading the Mages into the trap.
Carla and Happy meet up with other Exceeds and learn of their true mission. They were originally sent to kill Dragon Slayers but at the last minute, their mission was changed to capturing the Dragon Slayers for their unique Magical energy. Carla realizes that she completed her mission even though she did not intentionally want to and she breaks down in tears for what she has done. Carla was about to lose faith, when Happy stands up for her despite not remembering the mission or who he really is. He explains they are nobody's puppets and that they are still Mages of Fairy Tail. This gives her a glimmer of hope and even makes her call Happy by his name for once instead of "Male Cat". Happy grabs Carla and decides that they will rescue their friends themselves, causing a rebellion against the kingdom and the guards try to capture them as they are escaping. They hide in a wooden cart to escape the guards but the cart rolls downhill and they end up on a field where they meet an unnamed exceed. The exceed recognizes them as rebels but still decides to shelter them, telling them to hide in his house where he resides with his wife. As soon as things calm down all four of them have a conversation about bonds and friends. After the conversation ends, Happy and Carla make up their minds to save Natsu, Wendy, and the guild. With their confidence restored in the friendships they hold with Natsu, Wendy, and the rest of the guild, they are finally able to fly into the sky using their magic.
After returning to Edolas, they manage to save Lucy from the hands of Erza Knightwalker. Carla tries to exploit her lack of information and presents herself as Extalia's princess and a daughter of Queen Shagotte. She then tricks Erza into revealing the location of Natsu and Wendy, then tries to trick her into releasing Wendy and Natsu, which almost succeeds. Unfortunately, the rest of the royal guard arrives, and Pantherlily informs Erza that Carla and Happy are the "fallen" Exceed, thus traitors. All three attempt to escape. Carla asks Lucy if she's angry at them. Lucy is very surprised by this question and she really doesn't know for what she should be angry for. Carla said that it is their fault that she got caught in the first place. Lucy replies that they had come to save her, and she adds that she is more surprised by the fact that Carla is a princess. When Carla reveals that it was bluff, Happy comments on how it was so like her to do so.
The peace lasts for a short while though, as Extalia troops from the sky and Magic Militia from the ground surround them. Luckily, Faust decides that it is now a perfect moment to execute code ETD, which turns the Extalia troops into a giant lacrima. Shocked, Happy and Carla immediately fly away with Lucy to the West Tower where Wendy and Natsu are being held. Unfortunately, they are led into yet another ambush with Erza Knightwalker and her soldiers. As Carla pleads with her to let Wendy go, Knightwalker declares that they do not need to worry as they are about to die. As she prepares to execute Carla, Happy steps in front and tells Erza that she would have to go through him first. As Edolas Erza raises her weapon to strike, her soldiers are suddenly blown away, and Happy is thunderstruck as it is revealed that their saviors are none other than Earth Land Erza and Gray.
While Earthland Erza holds off Edolas Erza, Happy and the others head towards where Natsu and Wendy are. Along the way, he learns of Gajeel arriving in Edolas and how his Dragon Slayer Magic released Gray and Erza from the lacrima. Realizing that he can do the same to the other trapped Guild members and towns people, he flies towards where Gajeel is to tell him where they currently are. As he is leaving, Lucy is worried about him leaving on his own, but Carla has faith in him and assures her that he will be fine so she doesn't not to worry. Happy finds Gajeel then takes him to where the whole guild is but before Gajeel can free the guild, he encounters Pantherlily. Happy asks why an Exceed would side with the Royal Army whilst Pantherlily states he no longer sees Extalia as his home. Gajeel has taken a liking to Pantherlily and decides to make Pantherlily his cat but wants to show who is stronger between the two, which greatly shocks Happy.
Gajeel and Pantherlily stop fighting when the Dragon Chain Cannon hits the island they're on. Happy wonders how someone could do something like destroy an entire race just for Magic. Happy helps in the attempt the stop the Lacrima from hitting Extalia with the rest of Earthland Fairy Tail and Coco. Happy is shocked when Carla and Nadi also come to help against the struggle. Happy then looks behind him and sees a bunch of Exceeds coming to help along with Wendy. Just when the Lacrima is about to hit, a last minute effort manages to stop it, but right after a line of Magic appears and the island disappears. Everyone looks on in shock at the disappeared Lacrima that is Fairy Tail. Mystogan then shows up stating he sent it back to Earthland safely. When Edolas reinforcements arrive, and Faust with the Dorma Anim, Happy states how it looks like a dragon. Happy, together with Carla, lands Natsu and Wendy to fight it. Natsu tells them to go protect the Exceeds, as he, Gajeel and Wendy take care of Faust. While riding on an Edolas creature, Erza Knightwalker shows up and blasts Coco's Legion sending it to the ground. Happy grabs onto Lucy, and Carla grabs onto Gray and Coco as they see Erza Scarlet fight Erza Knightwalker.
Lucy, Coco, Gray, Happy, and Carla fall into a forest and Lucy gets upset for Happy dropping her, but he says that she is heavy. Edolas troops show up and spot Carla and Happy and aim to turn them into Lacrima since they are the only two left. Gray attacks and protects them. Lucy summons Loke while Carla and Happy dodge beams of Magic, but Carla jumps in front of one to protect Happy. They start to lose when even more reinforcements arrive, but then Edolas Fairy Tail comes to the rescue and helps them fight. Happy exclaims that their feelings have helped move this world. When Mystogan starts taking all the Magic away from Edolas, the troops lose their Magic weapons and retreat. Everyone panics including Edolas Fairy Tail. Carla and Happy look around at all the panicking. Finally when all the Magic is gone, all the Earthland Fairy Tail members start being sucked into the Anima as well returning back to their home. They all say goodbye to Edolas Fairy Tail and Coco. Happy cries realizing he will never see them again.
After returning back to Earth Land, Happy is surprised by Exceeds' arrival to the said place and tries to calm down Carla, who wanted to send them back to Edolas. The Exceed Elders and Shagotte explain the truth about the "mission", including Carla's ability to foresee the future, and interpreted as her mission to eliminate the Dragon Slayers.
Happy notices that Carla and Queen Shagotte are very alike (in fact, they are daughter and mother) and he and his father subconsciously mimicked. His mother tells him that he could go visit them anytime and Happy said that for some reason he really likes his parents' smell, which made them cry and his father yelled at him. Then he sees Pantherlily's new form and is shocked to see Lisanna while she hugged him. Lisanna is revealed to be actually Earth Land Lisanna and Happy and Natsu are filled with joy. With this, he helps her back to her siblings for a tearful reunion.
Tenrou Island arc
After their return, he is seen celebrating with the guild members. He then begins to converse with Carla and Pantherlily, and watches as the guild erupts into another brawl.
Days later, Happy helps Natsu complete various jobs in rapid succession. The day after, at the S-Class Wizard Promotion Trial Ceremony, he congratulates Natsu for being chosen to participate in the trial. Moments later, Natsu picks him to be his trial partner. After remarks from Elfman and Gray, Happy declares that he is going to make Natsu an S-Class Mage for sure, and the two of them rush to train themselves. That night, as Happy calls Natsu for dinner, Natsu is brimming with confidence that he will be an S-Class Mage. Happy looks at him with admiration.
As the participants head towards the island, Happy lies exhausted from the intense heat. Shortly after, the master arrives to explain the rules of the first trial. After hearing and realizing the boat stopped, Natsu and Happy try to fly ahead towards the island first. However, Freed is revealed to have used a rune on the boat which prevents everyone from leaving for 5 min. However, Levy and Evergreen are able to rewrite the rune, so only 5 teams remain trapped. As soon as the rune is released, Natsu and Happy fly to the island and Natsu chooses path E, out of the remaining 4, since he believes E to stand for Erza and he wants to fight her, much to Happy's confusion.
Happy and Natsu then go down the E path, as Natsu calls out for Erza. Happy remains unsure if Erza really is here. Natsu and Happy realize someone's there once they see a foot come out from the darkness, and the person is revealed as Gildarts. Gildarts says that Natsu got bad luck this round and he hates holding back. Happy then says that the competition for Natsu is over, due to remembering how strong Gildarts is. Happy remains a spectator for the battle, and does not participate much. He cried when he thought that Gildarts destroyed Natsu with his Magic, and was shocked when it started to rain Mini-Natsus and was even more shocked when Natsu's confidence multiplied and chose to continue fighting Gildarts.
Natsu uses all of his known techniques; however, he only makes Gildarts move a little from his original place. Gildarts, impressed with Natsu, decides to let him pass, but Natsu won't hear of it, saying that if he wants to become an S-Class Mage, he needs to beat him. Gildarts knowing what Natsu was going to say, unleashes his full power, saying that there is something that Natsu needs to acquire before becoming number one. Natsu stares with awe at Gildarts' power and, knowing that he no longer stands a chance at winning, kneels down and gives up. However, Gildarts lets him pass, saying that it is necessary for an S-Class Mage to know their weakness, and warns Natsu of the dangerous tasks ahead. Gildarts then leaves, saying that Natsu will have a chance to fight him again, but for now, he needs to be an S-Class Mage. Happy and Natsu arrive at the winner's circle where Makarov briefs everyone about the other's fate and about the second part of the exam.
When the second exam starts, Natsu and Happy come across Evergreen, Elfman and the Killing Mage. When the Killing Mage's power is activated, Natsu saves Evergreen and Elfman and asks the Mage who he is. Happy, Natsu, Evergreen and Elfman then notice that the trees have all withered and realize that it was because of the Mage. The Mage seems to know who Natsu is, however, an angry Natsu charges in and punches him in the face. The Mage seems to be unscathed but begins to cry. Suddenly, his Magic activates but everyone is saved by the muffler that Igneel gave Natsu, making Happy wonder whether Igneel gave the muffler for Natsu's protection. After the Mage disappears, Natsu sees his muffler turn black and complains about it being coordinated with his clothes, making Elfman and Evergreen think that he cares about fashion. Natsu and Elfman then remember about the exam and decide to continue. Happy thinks that the Mage had no bad intentions. Natsu and Happy continue their search for the grave when they see the signal that means enemies are attacking. Natsu wonders whether it could be related to the Mage they fought. Natsu then says that they will strike back at anyone picking a fight with Fairy Tail.
Natsu and Happy arrive at the site of Wendy, Mest, Lily and Carla's battle against Azuma, though Azuma has already vacated the scene. Natsu interrogates Mest but is stopped when Wendy points out that he was from the council. Carla begins explaining who their enemy is when they notice Caprico with his Jet Pack using his Magic to send down Grimoire Heart Guild members. When the Grimoire Heart guild arrives on Tenrou Island, Happy helps Natsu fight the enemies. After Zancrow arrives to fight Natsu, and burns his allies to death, Happy goes over to the wounded Carla, Pantherlily, and Wendy. When Zancrow hits Natsu with his fire, and after Natsu realizes he can't eat it, Happy shouts for Natsu in a worried way with disbelief. Zancrow then burns Wendy and the cats for their annoying commentary.
After Natsu and Makarov's battle with Zancrow is concluded, Happy is seen with the rest of the cats and Wendy worrying over Natsu and Makarov's condition. Happy explains how the scarf got turned black, which makes Pantherlily wonder if that guy really is Zeref. When Natsu wakes up, Happy is delighted. He tells Natsu that Wendy fixed up his muffler and his clothes. However, Natsu picks up the familiar scent of a former enemy that he fought on Galuna Island and walks off, despite the protests.
Happy follows Natsu as the latter continue to follow the scent. With a slip on a leaf, Natsu slid down a slide, along with motion sickness. Landing in front of Zeref, the ground below Natsu quickly birthed a tree. Sitting on the top of the tree was Ultear, and Natsu notices that she's the one with the scent. Ultear then wonders if he was also after Zeref, to which Natsu replied that he isn't, and will not forgive any of them. The two of them start to fight, but with Ultear being serious, Natsu was forced onto the defensive side of the battle.
As Natsu and Ultear continue their battle, Lucy and Kain Hikaru arrive. When Natsu asks Lucy what she was doing there, Happy remarks that Lucy was sent flying over in their direction rather ungracefully, to which Lucy asked if there was a "cool" way to be sent flying. Happy then states that now Natsu has two opponents, and Natsu said that they had added an extra member themselves. He then said that he would put the trial and hold and that they should form a team. Lucy says that it was nostalgic while Happy comments that it makes him think of when they first met, and Natsu remarks that he's all fired up. Happy throws his hands in the air as Lucy and Natsu high-five and they both say that they should defeat them.
After Kain agrees to handle Natsu and Lucy by himself and Ultear takes her leave, the four way battle between Natsu, Lucy, Happy, and Kain begins. When Kain believes victory is at hand, Happy steals his doll. Kain knocks Happy with one blow and tries to recover his doll but Natsu takes it instead, trying to counterattack, however Kain acts faster and delivers a powerful blow to Natsu which ends with him crashing and half-buried by rocks. Unable to move on his own, Lucy tries to summon Virgo, but has no more power left and is subsequently captured and tortured by Kain. Natsu asks her to run, but she refuses, prompting Kain kill Lucy by crushing her head. Before he can do it, Natsu uses the doll to manipulate Lucy starting a counterattack in which Kain takes a brutal beating. Further boosting Lucy with his own Dragon Slayer Magic, Natsu gives Happy the doll so that he can use the speed to further power Lucy. Happy then grabs the doll and flies around using max speed which increases the flame on Lucy. He then makes Lucy deliver Kain a brutal kick to the face, finally defeating him.
Happy is then seen when he asks Natsu to break the boulders he is stuck in with his flames, to which Natsu responds that that is a good idea. Once Natsu is free they look over and notice that Zeref is no longer there, and Natsu remarks that something is getting in the way of his scent. Lucy then raises her leg and says she has to look for Cana, and Natsu asks her why she was raising her leg. She then begins to chase after Happy who has taken Mr. Cursey from Kain and started using it to control Lucy, but Natsu says that it is time to take a nap. Lucy then says, while bending Happy with Mr. Cursey after plucking one of his hairs and trying to apologize to her, that they can't because she's worried about Cana and they must search for Zeref.
They then begin to speak on Grimoire Heart's goal and Natsu says that since they laid a finger on Makarov, they wouldn't leave the island. Lucy then realizes that they must have a ship somewhere anchored on the island and asks Happy to go search for it, but he replies that he is out of Magic power. Natsu then states that they should get back to where Makarov is resting and that they would have Lily or Carla take care of it.
He along with Lucy and Natsu arrive at the site where Makarov is resting, and when Doranbolt arrives Natsu asks he went, and Lucy says that it is Mest of the Council. He then tells Lucy that his name is really Doranbolt. Wendy begins to ask him something but Doranbolt tells her not to worry because he came there to help them, which surprises Happy and Carla. He then says that with his powers, everyone can leave the island, but Happy and the others refuse. Despite Mest's attempts to convince them otherwise they all decide to stay on the island and fight.
Happy is then seen with Wendy, Lucy, and Natsu as they try to convince Doranbolt to stall the council while they defeat Grimoire Heart. Later, he, along with Wendy, Natsu, Lucy, and Carla, is beaten in one blow by Grimoire Heart member Bluenote Stinger. Happy is then seen lying on the ground and is shocked at the strength of Bluenote.
Happy is surprised when Cana Alberona arrives and fights Bluenote. He watches as Cana is overpowered by Bluenote and Gildarts arrives just in time to save them, much to everyone's relief and delight. After Gildarts' arrival, he orders everyone to get away, and the force from Gildarts and Bluenote clashing sent Happy and the others flying. After realizing that they'd only be in Gildarts way, Happy and the others leave. Later, when Azuma destroyed the Great Tenrou Tree, Happy is seen collapsing along with the other members of Fairy Tail.
After Erza defeats Azuma, Happy and the others return to the camp and discover their injured friends. Wendy tries to heal them using her magic but Carla and Happy disagree with the idea since she already exhausted her Magical Power and suggest that she rests for a while before healing the remaining injured friends.
After sitting around at the camp, Natsu is ready to go. Happy convinces Lucy to come with them to defeat Hades. The attack team of Natsu, Wendy, Lucy, Carla, and Pantherlily, later meet up with Erza and Gray on their way to Grimoire Heart's airship. Everyone then stands there and faces Hades.
After Hades goes into his airship, Natsu tells Happy and the cats to search around the airship for a power source to make sure the ship will not take off mid-battle. As the cats crawl through the vents, Happy looks down below and sees something, claiming "it was alive", leaving the cats in shock. After the cats drop down, Grimoire Heart members spot them, so Pantherlily holds them off, as he tells Happy and Carla to stop the power source somehow, thus they start pulling chains and hitting the machine to stop it. Carla and Happy successfully destroy the power source just in time, so Hades's Magic stops working and enabling Natsu to defeat Hades. The power source, turns out to be Hades's real heart, which was the source of his Magic, and of his longevity.
After the battle ends, Happy and Carla run out of the airship after being chased by Grimoire Heart members. They all flee once they see Makarov, the Thunder God Tribe, Gajeel, Levy, Mirajane Strauss, Elfman, Cana and Lisanna come. Everyone returns to camp. Happy and Carla sit and congratulate each other on a job well done. Happy later goes fishing with Natsu and Gildarts, but they are interrupted by Lucy and Cana. After Lucy gets Cana and Gildarts alone, Lucy, Happy, and Natsu watch as Cana reveals Gildarts to be her father, which shocks Happy and Natsu.
Everything is interrupted when the powerful black dragon, Acnologia, lands on the island and starts its rampage. Makarov uses his Titan and takes the dragon head on, and tells the rest of Fairy Tail to leave, and to not disobey his final order. Happy runs next to Natsu with the rest of the guild, crying. Happy returns with the rest of the guild to help Makarov defeat Acnologia. The dragon eventually takes to the sky though, and prepares its final attack to destroy the island. All of Fairy Tail holds hands as Tenrou Island is destroyed by Acnologia's Dragon Breath.
Seven years after Acnologia unleashed his Dragon Roar to destroy Tenrou Island, Happy and the rest of the Tenrou Team is found by members of their guild. It is revealed that Mavis Vermilion converted the bond and friendship of the Fairy Tail members in order to save them by using Fairy Sphere. However, due to the nature of the Magic, Happy and the other members of Fairy Tail were trapped inside the sphere, frozen in time. With the help of the Trimens, their friends discovered the island and rescued Happy and the others. They then sail back to Magnolia and are welcomed back by Romeo.
The return of the missing members starts a celebration that lasts for the whole night. During the party, Romeo reveals his Magic to Natsu and Happy who recognize it to be the same as Totomaru's. Happy then asks Pantherlily about the Exceed and wonders if they are worried about them. Pantherlily tells him not to worry, as Exceed perceive time differently. After the party, Natsu and Happy return home and realize they have no savings or food. They follow Lucy to the Love & Lucky Guild to see her father, in hopes that he will lend them some money. However, the trio is informed that he died a month ago before they came back.
The trio then returns to Magnolia, Natsu and Happy feeling miserable for Lucy. Upon reaching Magnolia, the trio separates. Natsu and Happy head back to the guild and take a job. The duo then heads towards Lucy's apartment in order to ask her to accompany them but finds themselves face to face with Lucy's Landlady. She asks the two to take it easy on Lucy and reveals that payment for Lucy's rent arrived that morning. Hearing this, Natsu and Happy turn to go on their job, saying goodbye to Lucy and promising to bring her back some gifts. Lucy, however, tells the two to wait for her and the trio leaves to do their job.
Key of the Starry Sky arc
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Grand Magic Games arc
After watching Natsu have a hard victory against Max, Happy, Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Wendy and Carla head towards Porlyusica's house in order to ask her for a way to raise their Magical Power. However, Porlyusica refuses to talk to them and tells them to head back home. During their way back to Magnolia, Wendy voices out that Porlyusica has the same flavor and voice as Grandeeney. Hearing Wendy words, the group tries to contemplate the meaning behind the mystery. As the group talk, Porlyusica appears behind them and reveals that she is the Edolas version of Grandeeney who came to Earth Land by accident. She then gives Wendy a stack of papers that gives her direction to use two different Sky Dragon Slayer spells.
The group then returns to their guild and is informed by Romeo about the Grand Magic Games. Hearing that the winner of the tournament will be crowned the number one guild in Fiore, the group immediately agrees to take part in it, forcing the opposing older members to agree. With three months left before the tournament starts, the Fairy Tail members separates into groups in order to raise their Magical Power.
During their training, the group of Team Natsu, Juvia, Levy, Wendy and Carla are visited by Virgo who asks them to help her save the Celestial Spirit World since it is in the crisis of destruction. The group immediately agrees to help and goes to the Celestial Spirit World. Arriving at the gates of the world, the group finds themselves face to face with the Celestial Spirit King who reveals that the crisis was merely a ruse for them to have a reason to invite them for a welcome back party. After a day of partying, the group returns to the human world, only to find out that one day at the Celestial Spirit World equals to three months in the human world, leaving them with only five days until the tournament.
While the group laments on the fact that they spent three months partying in the Celestial Spirit World, a pigeon arrives with an invitation, asking the group to head to the West Woods. The group follows the invitation and finds themselves face to face with Jellal, Ultear, and Meredy. The three Mages reveal that they saved Jellal from prison and formed the independent guild, Crime Sorcière, with the goal of eradicating all evil done by Dark Guilds and Zeref. The trio then asks the group for a favor relating the tournament and proposes a way to raise their Magical Power via Ultear's Arc of Time.
When Ultear begins the process on Natsu, Happy is worried about Natsu because of the amount of pain he is in. Later that night, when Jellal, Ultear, and Meredy leave, Happy draws a broken heart in the sand with a stick, mocking Erza's relationship with Jellal, for which she kicks him and sends him flying.
On the last day before the starting of the Grand Magic Games, Happy arrives in Crocus alongside the rest of Team Natsu. He, Natsu and Lucy later went to see the city, where they meet Sabertooth's Mages. Happy gets a surprise when he sees Lector and Frosch, and the two begin to mock him. Returning to the lodging, Happy expresses his grudge against them, swearing revenge.
Suddenly, the Pumpkin Man appears, much to Happy's surprise, announcing the Preliminary Event of Grand Magic Games. However, due Wendy's absence, Elfman replaces her, and the Team heads toward the Sky Labyrinth while Natsu tells Happy and Lisanna to search for Wendy and Carla, which Happy replies with a cheer. Searching in Crocus' streets, they find Wendy's bag in the ground.
Found in the bushes, Wendy and Carla are brought to Domus Flau's emergency room, which makes Happy extremely worried about Carla. Happy then goes to the stadium's grandstand alongside the other Fairy Tail's members to cheer for their friends. Suddenly, Mavis Vermilion appears near them, shocking the entire Guild. Pantherlily joins them too after the entrance of Team Fairy Tail B, stating that Gajeel got very strong, to which Happy replies that Natsu did too. Happy stands alongside of Pantherlily for the rest of the Games.
During the first Event of the Games, Hidden, that Gray took part, he showed a new form of using Ice-Make, surprising Jet and Droy, then Happy states that is a result of hard training. Near to the end of the event, Rufus uses Memory-Make to hit the opponents, what makes Happy amazed. The event then ends, with Fairy Tail's teams in the bottom of the ranking.
For the Battle Portion of the first day, Lucy Heartfilia and Flare Corona are chosen to the first battle. Happy, alongside the other Fairy Tail's members, was too focused on the battle that they didn't notice Flare using her Magic to take Asuka Connell as a hostage. Blackmailing Lucy, Flare starts harming her, surprising the audience, but Natsu figured out Flare's plan, and neutralizing it, what surprise them even more. This allows Lucy to turn the table, then she starts casting Urano Metria, but the spell is suddenly erased, resulting in Lucy's defeat, much to Happy's anger.
The second match of the first day was a quick, resulting in Ren Akatsuki's win against Arania Web. Before the third match, Happy wonders if one of the selected, Orga Nanagear, is strong like Rufus. The answer comes shortly after the beginning of the battle, as Orga defeats War Cry with a single blow, scaring Happy. The final battle is win by Jura Neekis against "Mystogan", which keeps Fairy Tail Teams in the bottom of the ranking. During the rest of First Day's, Happy alongside the Guild gathered at a bar to commemorate their "crushing defeat". Despite this, the Guild Members' mood was good, as Happy cheers for Natsu when states that he'll win in the next day.
The Second Day's event, Chariot, involves running on chariots, which leads the Dragon Slayers Natsu, Gajeel and Sting to get extremely nauseated. Happy comically says that Gajeel and Sting are "taking Natsu's character", as Natsu was the only character so far known to have motion sickness. When Sting asks why Fairy Tail entered the Games, Natsu replies that they're doing it for their comrades, which deeply moves Happy and the other Guild Members
In the second battle of the second day, Elfman Strauss vs. Bacchus, Happy alongside the other Fairy Tail's members was initially amazed by Bacchus skills. The battle gets more and more fiercer, but it ends up with Elfman's win, much to the joy of Fairy Tail. However, Elfman is too injured to continue, being replaced by a recovered Wendy. Accompanying Wendy, Carla goes to the grandstand, much to Happy's excitement and happiness. However, when Carla starts to cheer for Mirajane Strauss that was battling Jenny Realight, Happy and Lily feels embarrassed due the weird way she does. The "battle", however, starts as a swimsuit contest, much to the disappointment of the Exceeds. Mirajane wins the battle, crowing Fairy Tail with a perfect Battle Portion in the second day, cheering the whole Guild.
In the last battle, Kagura vs. Yukino, Pisces, two fishes creatures are summoned by the Celestial Spirit Mage of Sabertooth, Yukino Aguria, exciting and making the blue cat hungry. The battle ends with an astounding victory of the Mermaid Heel's master swordswoman Kagura Mikazuchi, amazing the audience.
At the end of the second day, Happy goes back to the lodging alongside his team-mates, except for Erza and Gray. When they arrive, they see Yukino waiting for them at the door of the lodging. Inside it, Yukino explains that she wants to give Lucy her Libra's and Pisces' Gold Keys, saying that soon the 12 Golden Keys will be gathered, but Lucy declines the offer. Happy and Natsu then saw that despite being a member of Sabertooth, Yukino was a good girl, and decide to apologize for thinking that she could be a bad person. This deeply moves Yukino, who then tells how her excommunication was humiliating and was for losing only one battle. Happy and Natsu were shocked about that, and Natsu, enraged, decides to beat up Sabertooth's Master, Jiemma, and make him leave the Guild as well. When Minerva comes to stop Natsu and Jiemma's fight, Minerva holds Happy captive, and tells Natsu that she won't hurt Happy if he let her save some face. Happy apologizes to Natsu for being captured, but Natsu tells him that it's alright, and the two decide to leave.
When the third day of Grand Magic Games begins, Happy, along with the other Fairy Tail Mages and the exceeds, listens to Mato as he explains the event, Pandemonium. He also comments on the event's mechanics. After Erza battles all 100 monsters and successfully defeats them all, Happy, with the other Exceeds, cheers in happiness. When the MPF is announced, Happy sees Obra and notes that he's the one who attacked Wendy and Carla. As the battles portion begin and when Laxus is chosen to fight against "Alexei", Happy is shocked as Alexei overwhelms Laxus. However, when the Illusion Magic has been dispelled and they see that Laxus had defeated all the members of Team Raven Tail, Happy and the other Fairy Tail members cheer.
Later that day, Wendy is called forward to represent Team Fairy Tail A in a fight against Lamia Scale's Chelia Blendy. When Wendy unleashes Shattering Light: Sky Drill against her opponent, most of the crowd is shocked by the strength and advanced level of the spell, however Happy simply crosses his arms and smiles boastfully, stating that Wendy is amazing.
In the course of battle, as Wendy deflects Chelia's Heavenly Gathering of Clouds, Happy is seen next to Carla, who explains Wendy's ability to heal fatigue. Lyon continues saying that as Wendy healed her opponent's physical strength, the attack has overshot. When the battle comes to an end, resulting in a draw, Happy is seen in tears, happy and relieved to see that his comrade is safe.
After the third day of the Grand Magic Games comes to a close, Happy with the other Fairy Tail members heads of to Ryuzetsu Land in order to relax after today's events. After arriving Happy, realizes that Ryuzetsu Land contains an aquarium and heads towards it with Carla and Pantherlily. Later alongside Pantherlily and Gajeel he sticks his head through a cutout appearing as a fish.Later that day Happy heads to a bar with the rest of Fairy Tail to celebrate. He and Natsu then decide to have some fun by barrel surfing through the bar, both of them flipping out at the end of their ride when they crash into Gajeel and Wendy. Despite some of the members comments that what they are doing is dangerous, Happy quickly hops on again to ride with Lisanna.
After Minerva is declared the winner, Happy looks on as Erza, Natsu and Gray confront Team Sabertooth. As Lucy rests in the sick bay, Happy watches over her and presents her keys to her as soon as she expresses worry about them and later comments on how it is unfair that the new team, comprised of Fairy Tail Teams A and B, has to keep the points of the lowest ranking team.
Afterwards, a tag battle between Quatro Cerberus and Blue Pegasus takes place with participants Bacchus and Rocker versus Ichiya and the Rabbit. Happy is seen anxious to know the true identity of this mysterious Rabbit. He is utterly bewildered to see that the Rabbit is an exceed from his homeland, more specifically, Nichiya. Later, the highly anticipated tag battle; Team Fairy Tail versus Team Sabertooth involving Sting and Rogue versus Gajeel and Natsu is announced. Happy is seen very concerned about this fight between Dragon Slayers, stating that since it's them, they surely will win. The fierce battle between the Dragon Slayers takes place with both sides intensely fighting for the win. When Sting spells his Holy Nova, Happy is amazed by the explosion caused in the impact, having to hold himself due the released force.
Happy watches the battle of the Dragon Slayers alongside the others. As the battle continues, Happy is shown smiling at Natsu's and Gajeel's extreme endurance, which has allowed them to continue fighting despite the grievous blows they've taken. At the end of the match, Happy joyfully witnesses Natsu defeat Sting and Rogue alone, leaving Fairy Tail in the ranking's first place at the end of the fourth day.
Later, Happy and the other Exceeds accompany the Dragons Slayers as Gajeel takes them to a location he had found. When they arrive Happy is shocked to discover that they've found a Dragon graveyard. While wandering around Happy makes the comment asking if Igneel could be one of the Dragons located here and gets scolded by Carla for it. In response, Natsu tells Happy that Igneel is not one of them, Gajeel further explains that the Dragon bones located here are far too old to be the Dragons they had known. 
As Wendy begins drawing the magic circle to invoke the Milky Way spell, Happy watches as the area lights up as the spell beings to work, and watches as a large dragon is summoned, before expressing his shock at meeting it. Happy listens as the dragon, Zirconis explains the history of the dragons and how they originally ruled the world and thought of humans as just food. The revelation of the history of Dragon Slayer Magic and how it can affect the slayers themselves shocks Happy but Zirconis soon reveals that Acnologia was once human and turned into a dragon, shocking him even more. Zirconis soon disappears, much to Happy's dismay as he runs to Wendy, who tells him Zirconis' aura disappeared. The arrival of Arcadios and Yukino in the graveyard surprises Happy as he hears him say they can defeat Zeref and Acnologia.
Upon seeing Arcadios and Yukino together, Happy notes the latter to be an excommunicated Mage of Sabertooth, wondering why she came with the former. Upon Natsu getting into Arcadios' face when his need for a Celestial Spirit Mage is revealed, Happy warns Natsu about Arcadios' rank in the Fiore army. Upon entering Mercurius castle, Happy wonders whether it is really alright for them to be there. Upon seeing the device intended for use in the Eclipse Project, Happy is shocked beyond words. After being surrounded by the army and learning the implications of the Eclipse Project were it to go forth, Happy starts considering the effects it could have. After Lucy, Yukino and Arcadios are arrested, Happy and the rest of the gang are ejected from the castle but told that if they win the Grand Magic Games, due to the King's liking of Fairy Tail, they may have an audience with him.
Back at the Lodgings, Happy and the others explain that Lucy has been captured. He tries to calm Natsu down, saying that their opponent is the king. The next day, Happy is part of the search team sent to save Lucy.While on their way to Mercurius and with the last battle of the games about to begin, the rescue team begin to wonder how they would enter the palace. Happy suggest he has a good plan which Carla quickly expects it to be something ridiculous. Happy denies Carla’s thoughts saying his plan is perfect as Natsu, Mirajane and Wendy stand in the disguises Happy provided for them. Carla comments how silly they look and the plan is then dropped when Mirajane tells the group hers.. Later Mirajane disguises herself as a palace guard and takes the "captured" Wendy and Natsu to the place, sneaking the whole team in when told to take Wend and Natsu to the cells, with Happy and the other Exceeds hidden in her disguise.
Soon after, the group manages to locate the cell where Lucy and Yukino are, Happy greets them, stating that the Exceed arrived with them. With Natsu melting the bars to free the girls, Lucy states the need to retrieve her keys as the floor beneath them suddenly opens, causing Happy and the rest of them to fall below. Eventually, the group lands in a strange area beneath the palace. Suddenly, a voice tells them they've now been trapped in "Abyss Palace". The voice is revealed to be Princess Hisui E. Fiore, who calls them "thieves" and tells them to rot there as she closes the communication and leaves them with no way to leave. After the princess shuts off the communication with the intruders, Happy and the others begin to seek a way out.
Initially, searching does not yield any results but soon after, Carla finds a way out, which Happy congratulates her on. The group squeezes through the narrow passage way and comes across a battered Arcadios, who weakly tells them to get out of they way as they try tending to him. A large figure attacks the group from behind, causing them to scatter. Another figure pulls a flag from the ground and sends the group into the air as three more beings make their presence known. Arcadios reveals them to be members of an independent faction supporting the kingdom: Garou Knights and states they're the reason Abyss Palace is inescapable.
Happy listens as Arcadios warns the Mages that the Magic of the knights of made for killing. Once Pantherlily tries to get into the battle, Happy attempts to do so as well, though his attempt is shot down by skeptical Carla. Once Cosmos and Kamika activate their combination attack, Happy, holding Carla, is nearly sucked in alongside the other Mages until Natsu, Mirajane and Pantherlily work together to destroy it, creating a large explosion as a result. In the aftermath, Happy winds up with Yukino, Lucy, Carla and Arcadios. As Happy states they should look for the others, he is levitated into the air by Uosuke, a member of the knights. As they prepare to fight, Arcadios warns them that when Uosuke kills someone, not even their bones are left.
With Uosuke starting his attack, Happy notices that something is off and looks to Carla to see if she does as well. Suddenly, the ground around Lucy and Yukino begins to crumble as it turns into lava, due to Uosuke's Magic, leaving them hanging on the ledges of the remaining ground. Happy and Carla try save the two girls to no avail as Uosuke catches them in midair using his Magic, with Happy angrily reminding Uosuke that he is not a fish, only to be smashed into the ground. Acardios then rushes through the lava to save Lucy and Yukino, with Happy watching hopelessly as Arcadios sinks into the lava after lifting the girls onto solid ground. Happy is then overjoyed to see Horologium rise from the lava, with Acardios safely stored inside him and Loke arriving with the Celestial Spirit Keys for Lucy and Yukino, giving the group a chance to fight back. Later standing alongside Carla, Happy informs Lucy, Yukino, and Loke that Acardios is still breathing. 
Happy walks alongside the others as they look for a way out when he comes across a centipede that emerges from the eye of a skull laying on the ground, alarming him. Seconds after, he listens as Carla and the others talk about the jade necklace Arcadios has in his possession, which he believes is somehow related to Zirconis and the reason why he is still alive after being exposed to the lava bit. As they continue to walk and talk, they reach a closed door. Natsu lights his fist up with fire and charges at the door, in hopes of knocking it down. However, before he can land a hit the door opens up, and a hooded feminine figure appears at the entrance. Happy looks at her as Natsu asks her who she is.
Happy is confused at the appearance of another Lucy, as he states that they're not even in Edolas, and the other woman states that she came from the future, confusing Happy further. The group then decides to leave and shoot a signal, meaning that Lucy's rescue was successful. A while later, Happy and the group realize that they are lost. He agrees with Pantherlily when he says that they were supposed to inform everyone when they had rescued Lucy. When Natsu suggests to fight with the soldiers, Happy agrees, since their are a lot of people, but Mira explains that they shouldn't leave a bad impression on the king. Suddenly, the Lucy from the future stirs and everyone immediately turns to her. She asks them where they are, and when she finds out, she remembers that they are going to be captured again. When Natsu and Mira say that is impossible, she explains that because they passed Eclpise, they couldn't use their magic, hence they got captured. When Wendy asks the future Lucy why she came back to the past, she says to change the worst future, making Hsppy and the others confused.
Magic and Abilities
- Max Speed (スピード Makkusu Supīdo) : Happy utilizes a considerable amount of magical 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 rapid loss of magical power, in relation to how long Happy uses this technique.
Transformation (変身魔法 Henshin Mahō): Mirajane taught Happy, Natsu and Lucy basic spells of transformation. 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".
- 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 her, Happy used Max Speed to make Lucy's whole body catch on fire, and had her deliver a brutal kick to Kain Hikaru.
Backpack: A small green backpack Happy that uses to carry snacks.
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 octopuses to crabs.
Main article: Natsu Dragneel
Natsu is one of Happy's closest, if not his best, friend. Natsu was the one who found Happy's egg and raised it with the help of Lisanna, and was also the one who gave him his name. Since Happy's birth, the two are usually inseparable, eating, sleeping and training together. Over the years, Happy had shown his loyalty to Natsu, oftentimes agreeing with his thoughts and ideas. Happy is also willing to risk his life to help Natsu and the same can be said for Natsu. Happy also deeply cares for Natsu as seen when he was brought to tears when he was forced to follow his orders and leave him to fight Lyon.
In Edolas, Happy was horrified when he learned the truth behind his "mission" which is to kill Natsu and was overcome by guilt. However, Natsu, despite knowing about the "mission", still thinks of Happy as his friend, trusting him and calling him his partner. This trust continued even after returning to Earth Land as Natsu picked Happy to be his partner for the S-Class Wizard Promotion Trial, despite Happy not being able to help him in a fight. Happy accepts the offer and promises to make him an S-Class Mage.
Main article: Lucy Heartfilia
Lucy and Happy are fellow guildmates and team members of Team Natsu. Happy plays pranks or teases Lucy most of the time, often calling her "heavy", much to Lucy's annoyance. He also teases her whenever she is with Loke, rolling his tongue while saying "he likes you". Happy, like the rest of his team, also has a habit of going to Lucy's apartment without her consent, a habit that Lucy had learned to get along with. Despite all this, Happy and Lucy are really close friends and care for each other deeply as seen when Happy was crying when he thought that Lucy was leaving the guild. The two can also be seen together during most of their missions, with Happy giving Lucy support and advise.
Main article: Erza Scarlet
Just like the majority of the Fairy Tail members, Happy respects and acknowledges Erza and believes that her Magic is extremely powerful, even to the point of betting money on her to win a match against his partner, Natsu Dragneel. However, because of Erza's power, he fears her, as shown when Erza arrived at Galuna Island to bring back the members of Team Natsu after they stole an S-class mission from the guild's second floor. Happy instantly tried to flee when he saw Erza but his efforts were in vain as Erza easily captured him and tied him up alongside Lucy forcing them to help her find Natsu. Despite this, Happy treasures his relationship with Erza, demonstrated when he fought alongside the members of his team and Juvia Lockser when she was kidnapped and brought to the Tower of Heaven.
Main article: Gray Fullbuster
As members of the same team, Gray and Happy are good friends, despite Happy being the partner of Natsu, Gray's biggest rival. Happy doesn't take part in Natsu's rivalry against Gray though, oftentimes acting like a mediator. He usually ignores it in order to achieve an objective as he believes that both are very strong Mages but he sometimes use the rivalry to "power up" the two, though mostly Natsu who gets very angry when he sees that there's something that Gray can do that he can't.
Main article: Carla
Carla is Happy's love interest. Happy first met Carla at Master Bob's Palace during the first assembly of the alliance assigned to defeat the members of Oración Seis and immediately fell in love with the female cat as he even asked Lucy to give her a fish from him. Carla, however, ignored him despite Happy's attempts to impress her. This attitude continued even after Carla's joining of Fairy Tail and even worsened as she began to be hostile towards Happy, telling him to not hang around her. Carla's hostility is later revealed to have rooted from her and Happy being from another world, Edolas and with Happy not knowing anything about it.
The two later went to Edolas with Natsu and Wendy in order to save their guild mates and the townspeople of Magnolia and were subsequently returned to Extalia, their homeland where they were informed about the true nature of their mission. Though horrified, Happy stood up for him and Carla, telling their kinsmen, the Exceeds, that they are not their puppets and that they are Mages of Fairy Tail. Hearing Happy's words gave Carla some hope and even prompted her to call Happy by his name for the first time.
The two later returned to Earth Land with their friends and Carla began to be friendly towards Happy, encouraging him to not give up before trying while Natsu and Gajeel were forcing him to fight Pantherlily and even accepted his invitation to dance with him. Happy considers Carla as one of his friends and deeply cares for her as seen when he was on the verge of tears when she was injured while strolling with Wendy prior to the start of the Grand Magic Games.
Main article: Pantherlily
The two first met each other while members of two conflicting forces during Happy and his friend's rescue mission in Edolas and Happy was surprised to see the large Exceed as a member of the Royal Army. After the activation of the Reverse Anima which sent all the Magic to Earth Land, Pantherlily was sent as well and he subsequently joined Fairy Tail, befriending Happy and Carla. However, their friendship doesn't stop Happy from getting angry at Pantherlily when it concerns Carla as seen when Pantherlily accidentally bumped Carla's bum.
Main article: Lisanna Strauss
When Natsu discovered Happy's egg, Lisanna volunteered to help him raise it, showing Natsu the proper way to hatch the egg. She deeply cared for the egg as seen when she was crying when she thought that someone took it and was partially the reason behind Happy's name as she remarked that he was the "bluebird of happiness", prompting Natsu to call him "Happy". Happy, in turn, thinks of Lisanna as a mother figure and was deeply affected by her "death" as he was shown to cry tears of joy when he found her alive in Edolas. Lisanna, meanwhile, deeply missed him when she was sent to Edolas as seen when she tightly hugged him when they returned to Earth Land.
Main article: Mirajane Strauss
Mirajane is kind with everyone in the guild, including Happy, the guild's pet. When she was younger, Mirajane was known far and wide as "The Demon", oftentimes glaring and smirking. Happy's birth was one of the few moments that made her genuinely happy to the point that she would temporarily forget her rivalry with Erza. After Lisanna's "death", Mirajane's personality drastically changed, making her a lovelier and kinder person. Being an S-Class Mage and a Master of Take Over and Transformation, Mirajane taught Happy, alongside Natsu and Lucy, the basics of Transformation at one point. Though Happy didn't do well as he can only transform to a deformed form of Lucy. Happy likes Mirajane for her kindness and her voice as she sings him some fish songs during their spare time.
Lector and Frosch are Happy's new rivals in X791.
Due to Happy's childish and nonsense nature, he was an easy victim of the sadism and sarcasm of the Exceeds of the Twin Dragons of Sabertooth. Having not met these Exceed in Edolas, Happy was surprised when he first saw them, prompting Lector to call him an "idiot cat with an idiotic face", followed by Frosch's agreement. During the discussion that their owners were having, Lector didn't do anything but keep insulting Happy and showing off his knowledge about Dragon Slayers, again followed by Frosch's agreements and praises. Faced with so much humiliation and unable to fight back, Happy swore revenge to the Exceed duo, starting an intense rivalry with them, that could be compared to the one between Natsu Dragneel and Sting Eucliffe & Rogue Cheney, their owners.
Main article: Plue
Plue and Happy have a friendly relationship and are usually seen together whenever Lucy summons the Celestial Spirit. The two met when Lucy had summoned Plue for the first time in order to demonstrate to Natsu and Happy how a Celestial Spirit Mage makes a contract with a Celestial Spirit. Happy initially found it strange that Plue didn't bark despite being called the "Canis Minor". However, the two immediately became good friends which could have resulted from them having similar personalities.
Happy and Plue once played a prank on Lucy, making her think that the Celestial Spirit could talk, showing a playful bond. They are also seen at times to dance together, reinforcing their shared lighthearted nature.
Main article: Loke
Loke is a Celestial Spirit, "'Leo the Lion". Happy associated the "Lion" with "Big Cat", since both are felines. Loke confirmed, and Happy felt so delighted to the point that he drooled on his shoulder. Happy is also a big supporter of the romance between Lucy and Loke, saying his signature "You liiike him" when they're together.
Main article: Millianna
Being a cat, easily Happy became a target of Millianna's obsession towards cats.
During the Tower of Heaven arc, Happy was kidnapped by Wally Buchanan during his fight against Natsu Dragneel, who he believed had been killed. Knowing Millianna's affection, Wally Buchanan brought Happy to her after the fight, making the girl extremely happy in the same instant.
Happy was then brought to the Tower of Heaven and stayed in Millianna's room, that was full of cats. When Happy talked, Millianna got more excited about the new pet, despite Happy's complete unawareness about the situation, only worried about Natsu.
When Natsu returned to fight back Wally, Happy helped him, nevertheless, Millianna kept protecting Happy, showing again her extreme devotion even in a real fight and while Happy simply ignores her.
Main article: Lucky
Lucky is Happy’s estranged father and the two had a brief but friendly relationship.When Lucky and Happy first met it was, and is, unknown to Happy that Lucky was his father. Lucky shouted at Happy and Carla to get off his land, scaring them at first.
However, Lucky showed some compassion when he invited them into his house to escape the Exceed Army, though he continued to shout everything at them. Lucky bossed Happy about considerably, even when taking care of him, making Happy somewhat irritated towards him. Despite this aggression, Happy was seen to take heed of Lucky’s words and seemed empowered and motivated by them  It was clear that the two had similar traits as Marl pointed out Happy’s flying style, comparing it with her husband’s on the similarity.
Lucky’s clear love for Happy was demonstrated when Happy left to save the others. Here Lucky and his wife stood in tears as they watched their son fly away. It was also implied by Marl that Lucky shared her strong parental ideals and feelings
Main article: Marl
Marl is Happy’s estranged mother and she held strong maternal emotions for him, despite the shortness of their relationship.
Happy did not know that Marl was his mother as he called her “ma’am” when they first met.Marl did know this fact however and was very caring, kind and warm towards Happy and Carla when they were in her home; she even called Happy a “Knight” in an affectionate way.
Marl’s maternal emotions were shown when she recalled the events of 100 years previously and when she spoke about parenthood and how nothing but that mattered,
showing her strong feelings for her child. She stood alongside her husband when Happy flew to the Royal City and cried at his departure.
Appearances in Other Media
OVA: Memory Days
Happy appears in the third OVA, Memory Days where he, Natsu, Lucy, Gray, and Erza are sent to the year X778. During their time in the past, Happy dons a teddy-bear costume in order to not be recognized by the young members of Fairy Tail.
Sunday VS Magazine: Shuuketsu! Choujou Daikessen!
Happy also makes a cameo appearance in the game Sunday VS Magazine: Shuuketsu! Choujou Daikessen!, along with Erza, Gray, and Makarov.
Fairy Tail Gekitotsu! Kardia Daiseidou
Fairy Tail Portable Guild
Happy appears as a playable character in the first Fairy Tail Video Game, Fairy Tail Portable Guild, and is playable only if you unlock him through quests. He has no element, and he possesses the following Spells in the game:
- Deadly Upper: Cost 1 MP, Default Technique
- Max Speed Attack: Cost 2 MP, Happy must be at lv10 to purchase it in the shop.
- Nekomander Spin: Cost 3 MP, Happy must be at lv20 to purchase it in the shop.
- Cat Dragon's Sword Ear: Cost 4 MP, Happy must be at lv40 to purchase it in the shop.
Fairy Tail Portable Guild 2
Fairy Tail: Zeref's Awakening
Happy appears as a playable character in the sequel to Fairy Tail Portable Guild 2, Fairy Tail: Zeref's Awakening, and is playable from the beginning of the game.
- Hiro Mashima, Fairy Tail's mangaka, was originally going to name Happy "Freyr" after the Norse god but didn't think it would suit his character.
- 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.
- (To Lucy about Erza's Magic) Erza's magic is beautiful. Plenty of blood came out in the end. Her opponents blood. 
- (To Nichiya and Nadi) "We're not your puppets!! We are... Mages of Fairy Tail!!!"
- (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!"
Battles & Events
|Extalia Exceeds||Belletokia • Clap • Frosch • Gogotora • Kurubushi • Lector • Lucky • Marl • Martam • Mejeer • Monmo • Muganto • Mysdroy • Nadi • Nichiya • Panther Lily • Salberay • Shagotte|
|Born in Earth Land||Carla • Happy • Samuel • Touka|