Kageyama (カゲヤマ Kageyama) was a member of the Dark Guild Eisenwald and one of their elites. He is a user of Shadow Magic and he is also a dispeller, having the ability to unseal Magical seals.
Kageyama is a young man of average height and weight with black eyes and black hair which he ties in a short, spiky ponytail. He wears a white shirt with a high collar and an intricate symbol on its back over a plain, dark red undershirt. He also wears a pair of aquamarine pants, black shoes and small black earrings in each ear. Later, when he attends the Fantasia parade, he wears a white suit with a blue button-up shirt and a yellow tie. He also kinda looks like Shikamaru.
Kageyama has a tendency to come off as being exceptionally polite and full of decorum, however this is just a facade to merely catch people off guard, as when the first chance is given, he drops his polite attitude and attempts to fight whomever he has lured with his niceties. He is also quite condescending, talking down to people about either themselves or things they are a part of, or even about things that he, himself, may or may not dislike. Additionally, he is rather sadistic, going out of his way to attack Natsu with his shadow to demonstrate how one "uses Magic" when Natsu's motion sickness prevented him from utilizing his Dragon Slayer Magic to its fullest extent. Above all, though, he thinks extremely highly of his guild, Eisenwald, and believed in their ability so highly that he thought that even a guild the likes of Fairy Tail couldn't stop their plans. In spite of this all, though, Kageyama is also cowardly, and when faced with danger will betray his guild despite his love for it. However, even he has a conscience, and was unable to cast Lullaby's death song when thinking about the words Fairy Tail spoke to him, admitting defeat and eventually willingly letting himself be arrested.
Kageyama successfully retrieves the flute Lullaby, but later encounters a motion-sick Natsu Dragneel on a train. He strikes Natsu to obtain a response, but it ends up turning into a fight. The train stops, giving Natsu the advantage, but leaves as soon as the trains starts up again.
Kageyama then uses the train to transport the whole guild to their destination. However, Erigor punishes Kageyama for nearly alerting a "Fly" about their mission. Kageyama helps his guild take over a train station as Team Natsu arrives. Instantly remembering Natsu, he leaves to settle the score with him. As he follows Natsu however, he begins to notice Natsu's senseless destructiveness. Nevertheless, Kageyama has a rematch with him, but is defeated. However, Erza Scarlet arrives and tries to force Kageyama to unseal Erigor's Wind Wall but he is stabbed in the back by his own guildmate to prevent this.
After they find another way out, Kageyama is brought with them so he can get some medical treatment. He protests that they should have left him, but words from Gray Fullbuster cause him to change his mind. After he discovers Erigor was defeated by Natsu, he tries to continue the mission.
As he arrives at the guild master's meeting, he prepares to play Lullaby, but a speech from Makarov convinces him to stop. However, despite regretting his decisions, Kageyama is still considered guilty of working in a Dark Guild and is thus sentenced to prison.
Battle of Fairy Tail arc
Magic and Abilities
Shadow Magic (陰魔法 Kage Mahō): He uses Magic to bend his shadow to any form to suit his needs, and can also merge with his/her shadow and the shadow of others, which provides a stealthy method of transportation.
- Shadow Form: Kageyama is able to transform his body into a shadow and move around surfaces. (Unnamed)
- Knuckle Shadow: Kageyama shapes his shadow into fists that punch the opponent.
- Guard Shadow: Kageyama uses his shadow to create a dome to use as defense from attacks.
- Shadow Orochi: Kageyama shapes his shadow into multiple snakes to attack and bite his opponent. Kageyama stated that the snakes he creates will chase his opponent to the ends of the world, but may not be true as Natsu destroyed them all.
- Shadow Pull: He creates a shadow in the shape of a giant hand that reaches for the target and pulls the opponent into the ground. (Unnamed)
Appearances in Other Media
Fairy Tail Portable Guild
Kageyama appears as a playable character in the first Fairy Tail Video Game, Fairy Tail Portable Guild, and is playable from the beginning of the game. He has no element and he possesses the following Spells in the game:
- Kage Idegeri: Cost 1 MP, Default Technique
- Cross Shadow: Cost 1 MP, Kageyama must be at lv25 to purchase it in the shop.
- Shadow Orochi: Cost 2 MP, Kageyama must be at lv32 to purchase it in the shop.
- Shadow Orochi: Noburiryuu: Cost 3 MP, Kageyama must be at lv40 to purchase it in the shop.
- Kageyama's Shadow Orochi spell is based on the legendary Japanese creature Yamata no Orochi, which is an eight-headed, eight-tailed, giant snake.
- (To Team Natsu) "What a pity, for you little flies... to die without getting a glimpse of the dark age!"