"To disobey his Majesty's word is to run contrary to the very name of the 12."

Invel to Emperor Spriggan in "Prelude to the Final Battle"

Invel (インベル Inberu) is part of the Alvarez Empire as one of the Spriggan 12, the protection guard of Emperor Spriggan. He is the emissary of Alvarez, serving as the Emperor's chief of staff and consul.[2][3] His epithet within the Empire is the "Winter General" (冬将軍 Fuyu Shōgun) due to his cunning use of Ice Magic.[4]


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Invel is a bespectacled man of average height. Most of his long, white hair is bunched into a ponytail by a golden brace. The ponytail hangs past his right shoulder, reaching up to his chest. The rest of his hair is quite messy, with uneven bangs falling down the sides of his face and between his eyes. He has alert eyes with red irises. His attire is quite trim, befitting his strict personality. It comprises of a simple pair of dark dress pants and a white collared dress shirt, completely buttoned up and with a blue tie hanging from the neck. Over this, he dons a trench coat with a white border. The color of its interior as well as its exterior matches that of his tie. Dark markings are diagonally branded from the left shoulder and sleeve and run down the front and the back of the coat. The coat has a high collar which is left unfolded. The cuffs are also quite large. As the coat cannot be closed down the front, Invel fastens it with a long belt, looping it twice around his waist and then holding it fast with a simple buckle. This leaves part of the front of his shirt exposed, allowing the tie to be tucked neatly into the coat. The belt itself has a pattern of diamonds running across it. His outfit is completed by a pair of dark shoes with contrasting light soles.[4][5]


Invel appears to be a stern individual who values order and respect.[6] Due to this militaristic nature, while he is careful not to overstep his own bounds, he clearly voices his displeasure in case the actions of any of his associates are deemed to be out of keeping with their position in the Empire, be it another Shield of Spriggan[7] or the emperor himself.[8] He is also a highly capable orator and leader of soldiers.[9] Quite close to the emperor,[2] he reveres him greatly, chastising even his colleagues if he perceives their actions towards their sovereign to be disrespectful.[10]


Alvarez Empire arc

Invel scolds Yajeel

Invel scolds Yajeel

Invel greets Zeref as he returns to his palace in Vistarion. Asked about gathering the Spriggan 12, he says that it will take some time for the twelve to heed the call. As Ajeel Ramal and Dimaria Yesta appear, Invel reprimands them for their behavior in the presence of the emperor, as well as Yajeel about the official documents that allow a foreigner to get an audience, but Zeref dismisses it as unnecessary. As Yajeel asks Zeref to have an audience with Makarov Dreyar, Invel and his fellow Spriggan 12 members leave upon Zeref's request.[11] Later, when Zeref calls a meeting for his Shields, Invel attends and is upset that Neinhart ignored Zeref's summons. He then listens as Zeref spells out the upcoming war against Ishgar.[12]

Invel reports news to Zeref

Invel reports the vanguard's failure

As the war against Ishgar proceeds, Invel escorts Zeref, who is leading a part of the Empire's army. As they approach Magnolia from the west, the Invel reports the defeat of their vanguard and expresses his disbelief at the outcome.[13] He later informs the emperor of an unidentified object hurling straight toward their location,[14] accompanying his lord when they head out to confront the enemy, Natsu. While Natsu and Zeref converse, Invel calms down the troops who question the enemy's constant reference to their emperor as "Zeref" by revealing it to be Spriggan's true identity. When ordered to retreat so that Zeref and Natsu might fight freely, he reproaches his master for attending to such a trivial matter, but obeys nonetheless,[15] Although concerned for his emperor's safety throughout the course of the battle, he restrains himself from interfering,[16] and, subsequent to the Fairy Tail Mage's retreat, carries out Zeref's orders of fetching him imperial garments as well as having the troops resume their march towards Magnolia,[17] warning them not to underestimate their opponent as well as alleviating their anxieties regarding the defeat of five Shields of Spriggan by delivering a rousing speech.[9] As the army proceeds towards Magnolia in an orderly manner, Invel suddenly notices that Zeref is worried about something and enquires about the source of his concern, only to be vaguely informed that the nature of the Magic flowing through the land has been changed by Irene.[18]

Zeref and Invel converse on Mavis

Invel argues to Zeref on Mavis

When Irene uses Universe One, Invel is teleported to the fairy tail guild along with Zeref's main forces. As Zeref speaks with Mavis, Invel uses his magic to instantly freeze her earning Zeref's protests. The ice mage states that while he sympathized with their relationship, they cannot take any chances because Mavis is Fairy Heart itself and she might use that power against them. However, Zeref mentions that she would not do so even if it were to defeat him. Invel tries to argue with this until Zeref mentions that it pains him to see her trap once more and orders for her release. Invel reluctantly releases Mavis but puts a mind binding chain around her neck something Zeref allows while making note of Invel's habit of worrying as the latter reminds Zeref of his position. The three go outside where their army and the rest of the Sriggan 12 are gathered. When Larcade mentions that look August always gives him, Invel remarks it is likely due to his lack of attendance at the meetings.[19]

Magic and Abilities

Mavis frozen by Invel

The effect of Invel's Ice Magic

Ice Magic (氷の魔法 Kōri no Mahō): As his epithet suggests, Invel is capable of employing Ice Magic.[2] One of his feats was completely freezing Mavis' body in a matter of seconds. He is also capable of freezing inanimate objects such as illusions like Mavis clothes.[20]

Mind Binding: Using a collar that he conjures around his target's neck, Invel has been shown to control the affected's thoughts and actions. When used on Mavis, she described this Magic as if her thoughts were being snatched away, being unable to think rationally and her body listening to the enemy's orders, moving on its own.[21]

Immense Magic Power: As a member of the Spriggan 12, Invel's Magic Power is immense, stated to be on par with those of the strongest Mage in Ishgar and strongest of the Ten Wizard Saints God Serena,[22] and stated to be roughly equal to that of fellow Shield of Spriggan Brandish μ's own,[23][24] someone renowned for toppling entire nations single-handedly,[25] and whose Magic Power exceeds Makarov Dreyar's own.[26]


Mind Binding Collar: Invel possesses a metallic collar with a chained coil that he uses in conjunction with his ability to bend the minds of others.[21]


  • (To Emperor Spriggan):"To disobey his Majesty's word is to run contrary to the very name of the 12."[7]


  1. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 494, Page 6
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 452, Page 10
  3. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 494, Page 6
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 445, Page 2
  5. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 446, Cover
  6. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 445, Page 9
  7. 7.0 7.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 452, Page 9
  8. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 464, Page 4
  9. 9.0 9.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 479, Pages 2-3
  10. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 445, Page 5
  11. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 445, Pages 2-9
  12. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 452, Pages 9-21
  13. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 462, Pages 8-9
  14. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 462, Page 18
  15. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 464, Pages 3-5
  16. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 465, Pages 2-4
  17. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 466, Pages 1-3
  18. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 486, Page 20
  19. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 494, Pages 3-12
  20. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 494, Pages 3-4
  21. 21.0 21.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 494, Pages 6-7
  22. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 440, Pages 19-20
  23. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 443, Page 25
  24. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 446, Page 8
  25. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 452, Pages 11-12
  26. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 443, Page 17


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