Levy McGarden (レビィ・マクガーデン Rebī Makugāden) is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild. She is the leader of Shadow Gear. She was a member of Magic Council's Custody Enforcement Unit, but after the defeat of Avatar, left to rejoin Fairy Tail.
Levy is a rather young, petite teenage girl of a slender build who stands at a rather below-average height for her age. Her shoulder-length blue hair, which has eyebrow-length bangs, is normally tied up with a colorful bandana around her head. While initially portrayed as having rather straight hair, her hair has slowly gained a more wavy, wild look, with more locks hanging down the sides of her face. Levy has a variety of outfits, but her most preferred type of attire appears to be dresses and tank tops, both of which reveal the guild mark on her left scapula. When performing tasks such as researching, she wears a pair of Gale-Force Reading Glasses and tends to tie up her hair to keep it out of her face.
Levy has a cheerful and upbeat personality, and as such she is, rather easily, able to get along quite well with her guildmates. Her kind spirit is shown through her reluctance to get involved in the many brawls the guild has together, as she is too nice to fight "just for fun." She is also a very forgiving person, as she reconciled with Gajeel Redfox for torturing her and her teammates before the start of the Fairy Tail-Phantom Lord war, and later allowed him to become her partner for the S-Class Promotion Trial (albeit Gajeel more or less declared himself her partner).
Levy is characterized by her love for reading, which is how she and Lucy Heartfilia quickly became friends: through their mutual love of books. Levy has also been the only person to read Lucy's novel with her consent, showing their level of trust in each other. At times, however, Levy can be rather competitive: before the start of the S-Class Promotion Trial, she rewrote Freed Justine's runes seemingly for the whole boat, though she quickly revealed that she merely rewrote them for Gajeel and herself. Levy is also one of the more mature members of the guild, as she was the first to abandon the S-Class Promotion Trial in favor of unifying the guild members, whereas some did not want to stop the trial at all.
Aside from having been at the guild since at least the age of 11, not much is known about Levy's past, but it is known that her fellow Shadow Gear members, Jet and Droy, have both asked her out at some point. Both, however, were rejected by her in a matter of seconds. She was also present to welcome Mirajane, Elfman, and Lisanna into the guild, happily speaking with the latter two siblings.
Levy ventures to the request board, intent on accepting the mission to retrieve the book Daybreak from Everlue's mansion, though Mirajane tells her that Natsu and Lucy had already taken it, She is then further deterred by Makarov, who advises her not to bother with it as the quest is likely to become rather complicated.
Levy and the rest of Shadow Gear can be seen amongst the crowd when Natsu and Erza are fighting each other; Levy agrees that Erza is the most powerful female Mage in Fairy Tail, though Jet points out that the strongest men in Fairy Tail are Laxus, Mystogan and Gildarts. Levy and Shadow Gear are then later shocked to witness a Messenger from the Magic Council arrive, intent on arresting Erza.
Phantom Lord arc
Levy, along with Jet and Droy, are attacked by Phantom Lord's Gajeel Redfox, and after being badly beaten, are chained to a tree in a crucifixion-esque style; Levy is humiliatingly branded with the mark of Phantom Lord. After being found, the state of her and her teammates triggers the start of the Fairy Tail-Phantom Lord war. During the events that transpire, Levy remains in the guild, recovering. Later, after being fully healed, Levy celebrates their victory over Phantom Lord with the rest of her guildmates.
Battle of Fairy Tail arc
Levy is seen together with Jet and Droy swimming in the guild's new indoor swimming pool. After Makarov introduces Gajeel as a new Fairy Tail member, Levy is seen saying to Lucy, despite her bodily tremors, that Gajeel's presence is not bothering her. Levy then witnesses, and admires, Lucy's bravery at insulting Gajeel for his blatant rudeness. As Jet and Droy venture out to pay Gajeel back for his harming of them during the Fairy Tail-Phantom Lord war, Levy tries to stop them. However, Laxus arrives and begins to attack them as well, after which Levy realizes that Gajeel wasn't fighting back on purpose, as he wants them to recognize him as their guildmate rather than an enemy. As Levy tries to stop Laxus, he attacks her with a bolt of lightning, though Gajeel intercepts the attack, much to her surprise. She is next seen participating in the Miss Fairy Tail contest where she uses her Magic to make fancy texts appear in midair, impressing Jet and Droy. After her turn ends, she, along with the other contestants, is turned into stone by Evergreen and is used as a hostage for Laxus' scheme.
When Erza defeats Evergreen, Levy and the other petrified girls are returned to their normal states. While Makarov informs them of Laxus and the Thunder God Tribe's actions, Laxus invokes his Thunder Palace, which leaves the entire town at his mercy. She then notices that Freed's restrictions are a form of rune-based Magic and informs the others that she'll undo the restrictions so that Natsu and Gajeel can leave, as she believes them to be capable of defeating Laxus. While working, Levy notices Gajeel staring at her and informs him that he must defeat Laxus.
After Lucy defeats Bickslow, Levy states that such a thing is to be expected, before resolving to do her best as well. She then manages to rewrite Freed's runes, allowing Natsu and Gajeel to finally exit the guild and fight. Before they leave, she tells them to stay away from one another as Freed's enchantments are still active in the surrounding area and that if they were both caught in one, everything would be over.
With ten minutes left until Thunder Palace rains down on Magnolia, Porlyusica arrives to help the extremely sickened Makarov. After Levy escorts Porlyusica to Makarov, she is told, after having the man examined, to bring Laxus to the guild, as Makarov may not have much time left. Levy eventually makes her way to the Kardia Cathedral, where she finds Laxus preparing to cast Fairy Law; she informs him that Makarov is dying and begs him to stop and visit him. Laxus, however, ignores her and casts Fairy Law, seeing his grandfather's state as a way for him to become Master. Laxus' attempt, however, fails, and Levy and the rest of Magnolia emerge unharmed.
After Laxus is defeated, Levy participates in the Fantasia Parade together with the other Miss Fairy Tail contestants. She is later seen raising her hand, along the rest of the guild, signaling to the departing Laxus that they will be always watching over him.
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Levy happily welcomes back Lucy together with Jet and Droy and she is later seen at Wendy and Carla's welcoming party where she is shown visibly surprised when Gildarts says he failed to complete his 100-year quest. Levy is later sucked through the Anima, alongside the rest of the guild and the Magnolia, and is turned into a giant Lacrima. However, they are freed thanks to the efforts of Mystogan, who returns everyone back to Earth Land (excluding Gray, Natsu, Lucy, Wendy, Erza, Gajeel, Carla, and Happy), through the Reverse Anima Process. She, like her guildmates and the town's inhabitants, remains unaware of the happenings in Edolas.
Tenrou Island arc
With the events revolving around Edolas over, Levy is named as a candidate for the S-Class Mage Promotion Trial, leaving her surprised, wondering if Makarov actually called her name; Jet and Droy are delighted to hear her nomination. Jet and Droy then start arguing about who's going to be her partner whilst Levy begins to lose heart at the idea due to her lack of strength. Gajeel, however, comes up to her and states that if she wants to be an S-Class Mage, he'll be her trial partner. Though she still remains pessimistic about her chances of even lasting long, Gajeel gives her words of encouragement, saying that he'll make her bigger, causing her to blush.
As the participants head towards Tenrou Island on a boat, Levy becomes dizzy due to the extreme heat. Shortly thereafter, Makarov appears and explains the rules of the first portion of the trial. When the first trial starts, Freed places a rune on the boat, preventing everyone from leaving for five minutes. However, Levy manages to rewrite the rune rather quickly, allowing only her and Gajeel to leave. Before jumping off the boat, Levy mockingly apologizes to Lucy. Upon arriving, Levy and Gajeel pick the "quiet" path, granting them an easy road with no battles.
In the second part of the trial, Levy and Gajeel start a search for the First Guild Master's grave. Along the way, Gajeel complains about how he didn't get to fight anyone, namely Natsu and Erza, prompting Levy to become angered at the fact that he doesn't "look at [her]"; she then runs away. However, Levy is very quickly surrounded by two members of Grimoire Heart. Taken completely by surprise, Levy is almost instantaneously defeated. Before they can manage to kill her, however, Gajeel arrives and takes the attack, causing Levy to blush.
After Levy and Gajeel find out that their plan is to eradicate Fairy Tail, Yomazu uses Gō, which creates a painfully deafening sound. Kawazu then makes his move, though Levy pushes Gajeel out of the way so as to prevent him from taking damage. However, the Dark Mage then follows up by releasing his Egg Buster, cascading Gajeel and Levy with a superfluous amount of eggs. Levy then proceeds to use Solid Script: Silent to cancel out Yomazu's Gō and Solid Script: Fire to boil the eggs that Kawazu had produced, however Kawazu simply releases more eggs, breaking the fire apart. When Gajeel is hit by Narukami—which slices right through his body—Levy bursts into tears. When Gajeel tells her to escape and let everyone know what is happening on the island, Levy uses Solid Script: Iron to create iron for Gajeel. Telling him not to die, she then runs off.
As she looks for the other members of Fairy Tail, she frantically ponders what could be the reason for Grimoire Heart's impending invasion of Tenrou Island before remembering that she must warn every Fairy Tail Mage present on the island before something catastrophic happens. Not watching where she was going, Levy accidentally trips and knocks herself out. When she comes to, she finds herself in front of Erza and Juvia, who ask her what happened. Informing them of the perils to come, the three women run back towards the site of Gajeel's battle, where they find Gajeel falling to the ground, heavily wounded, in victory. Frantically running towards the Iron Dragon Slayer, Levy begs Gajeel to "hang in there" whilst leaning over his battered body, shaking in anxiety.
Moments later, as Erza begins to interrogate Yomazu, Levy announces that she'll take Gajeel to the camp. She is later seen being surrounded with the Mages deployed by Grimoire Heart with a still-unconscious Gajeel hanging from her shoulder. Levy is eventually able to escape and reaches the camp, crying over Gajeel and Mirajane's bodies.
Suddenly, Elfman arrives at the camp carrying an unconscious Evergreen, where he unwillingly admits that the enemy is strong and that they just can't win. Although Levy is also troubled by this fact, she stands up and states the enemy is indeed strong, however, that simply means that Fairy Tail needs to unite to match their strength. She states that the exam made everyone go their separate ways, but the situation now calls for everyone to unite; she cries out for everyone to unite their feelings and fight back.
Levy is then seen watching over Gajeel, Mirajane, Elfman and Lisanna when Panther Lily arrives and tells her that Natsu and the others are on their way. Soon after, Rustyrose shows up and challenges her, Panther Lily and Lisanna to battle. During the course of the battle, she notices Bluenote Stinger's Magic. Later, when Freed and Bickslow arrive, she is both shocked and happy to see them and marvels at the true power of the Thunder God Tribe. Levy, along with Panther Lily and Lisanna, then proceeds to warn Freed and Bickslow to be careful when Rustyrose attacks them with his Ghosts of Brittia, however, when Azuma uproots the Tenrou Tree, which gives protection and power to all those with the Mark of Fairy Tail, Levy and others collapse. After Rustyrose is defeated, Natsu and the others arrive at the camp, where Panther Lily suggests splitting into two teams, to which Levy agrees; she wishes for them to divide into attack and defense teams. When Natsu gets up to go battle Hades, Levy says she will stay with Bickslow and Freed and help with the defense. Before the attack group leaves, Levy wishes Lucy good luck.
Note: The following events occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
After the war with Grimoire Heart ends, Levy goes to rest at the camp. While there, Levy tells Wendy to take a rest because she has used too much Magic Power, to which she is met with the reply that she is fine. However, the pleasantries end when Acnologia, the infamous Black Dragon, lands on Tenrou Island and starts rampaging, prompting the Fairy Tail members to begin running towards the ship. Makarov then enters Full-Giant mode and grabs Acnologia, holding it off from attacking the guild members. Levy and the others express their desire to help Makarov, but he shouts for them to not disobey his final order. When Makarov is overwhelmed by Acnologia, all of them return and attack the Dragon, though Acnologia shrugs off the combined assault. Flying high into the sky, Acnologia readies its Dragon's Roar for use against Tenrou Island. Seeing this, the guild members join their hands in a circle; while promising they will return home to Fairy Tail, they are struck by Acnologia's Roar, which completely annihilates Tenrou Island, leaving nothing behind.
Levy, along with the rest of the Team Tenrou, when the group is found by Bisca, Alzack, Jet, Droy, Max, Warren and The Trimens from Blue Pegasus, where she watches as the ghost of Mavis Vermilion reveals that she was the one who saved them, before disappearing. The Team Tenrou then returns to the guild, where they are tearfully welcomed back by Romeo.
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
Levy rejoins Shadow Gear with Jet and Droy. After Fairy Tail decides to enter the Grand Magic Games, she goes to the beach alongside others from the guild so as to train and build up her strength in time for the Grand Magic Games. When Erza senses and attacks an unknown presence at the hot spring, she is the one that points out that it might be Natsu and the others trying to peep on them. She, alongside everyone (excluding Jet and Droy), is later taken to the Celestial Spirit World by Virgo for Lucy's welcome back party. Three months pass in the real world during their one day excursion there, and they completely lose their training time. However, she, along with the others that went on the trip, are summoned by Jellal, Ultear and Meredy, and after a brief meeting, Ultear agrees to raise their Magic Power using her Arc of Time.
Levy watches in horror as Natsu writhes around on the floor in pain as a part of the Magic Power-increasing process. Later that evening, she too, writhes around on the floor in pain, undergoing the same treatment as Natsu. Later, Levy meets the members of Team Natsu, as well as Wendy and Carla, in Crocus before the start of the Grand Magic Games. While everyone is discussing the competition, she remarks that the competition is never the same, and when Makarov tells Erza that she has to read the rule book, Levy explains the three main points of the book.
When the day of the Grand Magic Games comes, Levy, along with the rest of the guild members, cheer for Team Fairy Tail A in the stands. They are all surprisingly greeted by Mavis Vermilion, who has also come to watch the Games and cheer for her guild. When Fairy Tail's second team, Team Fairy Tail B, enters, Fairy Tail cheers again. Mavis notices the man disguised as Mystogan is Jellal Fernandes, but accepts Makarov's decision to let him participate.
During Lucy's fight against Flare Corona, she, alongside her guildmates, cheers for Lucy, completely oblivious to the fact that Flare has taken Asuka hostage. Alongside the others, she is very surprised when Natsu figures out Flare's plan. When Gemini is summoned by Lucy, Jet states that if Gemini transforms into Erza or Laxus, Lucy would be unbeatable, however Levy explains that Gemini can only copy a person who has Magic Power near Lucy's levels. Later, after Lucy and Jellal's respective losses, Levy, alongside the rest of the guild, heads to a local bar to celebrate their horrendous losses. Eyeing the awesome fight involving Laxus' single-handed victory over all of Team Raven Tail, Levy applauds.
After Fairy Tail's good performance on the third day of the Grand Magic Games, the guild once again heads out to celebrate at a bar. Whilst there, Levy congratulates Wendy on her performance in the final battle, and watches with Lucy as some of the guild members begin barrel surfing. After encouraging Lucy to give it a shot and receiving Lucy's excuse of not wanting to due to her wearing of a skirt, Levy quickly points out that Erza has been barrel surfing in a skirt the whole time. As the guild parties on, Levy mentally comments that when she closes her eyes, she can remember all of these times together, seemingly directing this thought at Lucy.
As the party continues, Levy finds Erza, Wendy and Lucy, telling them about a popular leisure center in Crocus that she has heard about. When the rest of Fairy Tail decide to go, Levy tags along too and tries to get Gajeel to accompany her and the Exceeds to the aquarium. Though begrudgingly, Gajeel goes with her, and Levy laughs at him when he sticks his head behind a board, poking it through a hole so that his face appears on a fish. As they have fun, Lyon and Gray get into a fight and freeze the pool, with Natsu utilizing his own Magic to try and melt the ice. He puts in far too much power though, and ends up blowing the center sky high, Levy being flung in the explosion and landing completely confused at the events that have taken place.
At the end of the fourth day's event, Naval Battle, as Lucy and Minerva of Sabertooth stand as the final two competitors, Levy notices that Minerva's true aim is not to win, but torture Lucy; she watches as the woman repeatedly retrieves Lucy from the edge of the water sphere with her Magic. When the event is over, Levy stands and smiles alongside the rest of Fairy Tail as the new Team Fairy Tail walks into the Domus Flau.
During the starting battle of the fourth day, Levy, along the rest of the guild, is shocked as it is revealed that the rabbit from Blue Pegasus is Nichiya. Levy thinks about Gajeel before the Battle of the Dragon Slayers begins. Levy later worriedly calls out to Gajeel as he and Natsu fall through a hole made by Sting. Later, alongside her comrades, she watches Natsu's battle, anxiously waiting to see who will emerge the victor.
Upon Natsu's victory, Levy cheers loudly with her teammates. Afterwards, she goes to visit Lucy in the infirmary where she says happily that they may win the Grand Magic Games at the rate they're going. She then asks about Gajeel but is told he's not there. When the final day of the Games gets under way, Team Fairy Tail enters the arena while Levy stands in the crowd with the rest of Fairy Tail, cheering for the team representing their guild. As the Games begin, Team Fairy Tail does not move and simply stands in place while the other teams begin battling. While Mavis explains what she's done to cause them to do so, as well as to secure their victory, Levy listens in along with Romeo and Makarov. As the team moves out and Mavis begins giving orders, Levy looks on with a surprised expression. After Gray manages to defeat Rufus, Levy, along with the other guild members, cheers the Ice-Make Mage for his victory.
After that, Levy and the others are shocked when they see that Kagura is the one Erza encounters before Minerva, contradicting Mavis' strategy. She tries to ask Mavis about this, however the First Master begins crying over her miscalculation. Later, while Erza battles Kagura, the latter draws her sword and causes blood to spill, which causes Levy to look away from the battle. Soon after, during Gajeel's battle against Rogue, Levy shouts out in shock as Rogue is possessed and injures Gajeel. As the battle continues, Levy watches as Gajeel is continuously brutalized. Levy then watches in fear as Gajeel is being strangled, screaming for "Shadow" to stop, lest the Iron Dragon Slayer die. However, Gajeel's eating of Rogue's shadows warrants Levy's full curiosity as she wonders what is happening. Her worries are lifted when Gajeel impressively defeats Rogue, smiling as he does so.
With Laxus now battling both Jura and Orga, Levy watches as Jura defeats Orga with just one attack. Soon after, Erza Requips into a new armor to battle Minerva, which prompts Levy to research the armor in a book, wherein she discovers that nobody has been able to wear it for ten years due to the strain it puts on the user, but notes that those who has done so have broken the laws of Magic. Afterwards, Levy watches as Sting challenges all the Fairy Tail Mages at once to battle. However, he is unable to bring himself to fight and surrenders, giving the point, as well as the tournament, to Fairy Tail, much to Levy's happiness.
After the Grand Magic Games have come to a close, the King of Fiore accumulates all of the Mages from all the guilds to acknowledge them of the impending disaster and what the Kingdom plans to do to combat against the calamity. The King continues by requesting their assistance against the Dragons who will survive the Eclipse Plan; Levy and all the other Mages loudly declare that they will help. The King then lets out a cry of appreciation, during which he accidentally mutters a phrase often shrilled by Mato, astonishing Levy and the rest of the Mages.
As preparations begin, the date changes to July 7, which Levy notes to be the day the Dragons disappeared in X777. As the Dragons begin their attack, Levy finds herself with her fellow Mages against the Dragon Atlas Flame. The Dragon then attacks, sending the Mages flying back with his powerful Dragon's Roar. As he continues his attack against the Fairy Tail Mages, Levy is forced to exercise caution due to the extensive damage the beast causes. However, Natsu shouts to all the Mages from the skies that they can defeat Dragons with Dragon Slayer Magic and that with seven Dragons and seven Dragon Slayers, they can win. After Natsu's announcement, Laxus decides to take the liberty of facing off against Atlas Flame, and shouts to Levy and the rest of the Fairy Tail members to defeat the numerous Draconian beings that Motherglare deposited as eggs. After the Eclipse Gate is demolished, the Dragons and the Hatchlings slowly disappear from the battlefield, instigating Levy to acknowledge their victory to Gajeel.
Levy and the other Mages are invited to a large banquet at the Royal Palace several days following their defeat of the Future Rogue Cheney, where she and the rest of Shadow Gear converse. Later, noticing that even Lucy has no idea where Natsu is, Levy expresses her worry whilst talking to Wakaba, where her doubts are quelled by the nearby Jet and Warren, who respectively reply that he's not one they need to worry about, and that he's most likely sleeping.
Levy and Fairy Tail return to Magnolia following the King's banquet and is met with critical acclaim by the citizens. Then, when Natsu hoists Romeo onto his shoulders and parades the Grand Magic Games trophy about, Levy cheers with many other of her guildmates. She then immediately smiles as Fairy Tail's Guild Building is revealed to have been completely restored by the citizens of Magnolia and its mayor.
Eclipse Celestial Spirits arc
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Sun Village arc
After her return to Magnolia, Levy joins several of the other women of the guild for a relaxing bath. As the girls comment that they have so many requests after winning the Grand Magic Games, Levy comments that with all the work they have, they need to rest as well. Lucy then questions Levy, remembering that she was supposed to work that day. Levy responds that Jet and Droy say they want to work alone sometimes and that they were fired up to do so. After Cana questions Lucy about Natsu grabbing her breasts and takes her own feel, Levy sighs over the fact that they are talking about breasts again. She then begins to wonder where Wendy is, to which Mirajane responds that she is working with Erza on a job that rewards some rare sweets. As Lisanna learns of this, though, she claims she saw Erza in the bath with them. As they look over, Flare Corona stands up, causing Levy to wonder why she is there. Flare explains that Raven Tail has disbanded and that she has nowhere to go. Lucy then asks Flare if she should ask Makarov if she can join Fairy Tail, something which shocks Levy and Lisanna. However, Flare states she does not wish to join.
After the return of Lucy and her team from her mission in the Sun Village, Levy, along with other Fairy Tail members, investigates E.N.D. and finds out that it is on an entirely different level than Zeref's other Demons; Lullaby and Deliora. Concluding that it is Zeref's strongest Demon, their discussion is interrupted by Jet, who comes storming into the guild, bearing news. Levy, along with the other Fairy Tail Mages, is present when Porlyusica diagnoses that Laxus, Freed, Bickslow and Evergreen will survive despite their lethal poisoning. Overtaken with grief, as Levy mumbles Tartaros' name, Natsu decides that it is time to deal with the Dark Guild once and for all. After Loke appears and helps the Fairy Tail Mages track down some of the former Council members, Porlyusica tells Levy and the other Mages that they should gather as much intel as possible from the Council members, as well as get a blood sample from the one who injured Laxus and the Thunder God Tribe. Levy then listens to Makarov's inspiring speech about avenging the injuries that Laxus, Freed, Evergreen and Bickslow suffered.
After being dispatched alongside Gajeel, Panther Lily, and the rest of her team, Levy regrettably notifies Makarov that they were too late in rescuing Belno from Tartaros. After learning of Face and it's details, Levy and the rest of the Fairy Tail members anxiously discuss their next course of action. After the dispatched teams return from their expeditions, Levy and the rest of the other members worry about their missing peers. As they discuss on, Happy returns bearing information of the missing members. After discovering that Tartaros' base is atop a moving square, the members conclude that they are unable to pinpoint the exact location. After Levy inquires Happy of their approximate whereabouts, she takes the liberty of calculating Tartaros' course of travel. After Elfman returns back to the guild, while he does the explaining about Lisanna and Yuri's situation, Levy spends her time calculating the location of Tartaros' base. Upon successfully pinpointing their base, Levy informs her guildmates that the base is directly above Magnolia.
Prior to an explosion caused by a possessed Elfman bringing in an explosive Lacrima as per Seilah's command, Cana turned Levy and all the other guild members into cards and had the Exceeds head straight for Cube, where Levy and all the other Fairy Tail members were released from the cards to launch their counterattack. Levy fights alongside her guildmates, using her Solid Script: Stone Spell to defeat members of the Tartaros army. Later, she is seen standing beside Reedus as their guild is addressed by Mard Geer. Like the rest of her friends, Levy then falls victim to the Underworld King's Curse, and is petrified in stone.
After Lucy, with the help the Celestial Spirit King, frees her comrades from Alegria and brings the Tartaros headquarters to the ground, Levy wanders the halls of the destroyed building. As she walks, a huge wave of water suddenly flows down the hallway towards her, this having been created by Torafuzar as he battles Natsu and Gajeel. The wall of water hits her straight on, and, as she is sent flying backwards, Levy swears she can hear Gajeel's voice. Swimming towards it, she finds the Iron Dragon Slayer beginning to drown in the middle of his fight against Torafuzar, and, moving down, presses her mouth to Gajeel's to give him her remaining air. Beginning to fall unconscious herself after the task, Levy is quickly saved by Gajeel when Torafuzar tries to attack her.
Being brought back to her senses when Gajeel viscously shakes her, Levy is asked by the Dragon Slayer to give air to her other comrades, and becomes flustered when she realizes she could have used her Magic to give Gajeel air rather than mouth-to-mouth. Using her Magic at once, Levy creates a bubble of air for her and Gajeel to breath by, and then swims off to help Juvia, Lucy and Natsu as Gajeel continues to battle Torafuzar. Despite aiding her friends, Levy notes that high levels of carbon in the Demon's poisonous water will kill them if he isn't defeated soon, and soon begins to fall victim to the Curse. However, Gajeel, enraged at Torafuzar, utilizes the carbon in the water to manipulate his own body, combining the two to make steel and using his upgraded form to take out Torafuzar, cancelling the Demon's Curse and saving Levy along with the rest of his guild.
After the poisoned waters of Tenchi Kaimei vanish, Levy lays on the ground, unconscious. Levy, who regains her consciousness, is sent to take a sack that contains the blood of Tempester to Porlyusica, to cure Laxus and the Thunder God Tribe. As she is about to move off she then notices Natsu sitting dead-still and acting strange, which causes her and Lucy to question what is going on. When Acnologia arrives, she worriedly checks on Gajeel when he start hyperventilating. She then notices Natsu emulating such behavior, and is in disbelief when she witnesses Igneel coming out of Natsu's body and heading straight to Acnologia.
With Natsu's foster father now fighting Acnologia, Levy wonders if another Dragon could be hiding inside Gajeel as well. She then questions Gajeel, asking if he's okay as he angrily demands to know if the Dragon up above is Igneel. Later, using the markings of her Magic, Levy and her guildmates make their way through the ruins in order to deliver Tempester's blood sample to Porlyusica. However, Levy is later seeing carrying Juvia as Gajeel falls to the ground and Face, soon after its activation, is destroyed by the Dragons, with Gajeel murmuring Metalicana's name. As the Dragons arrive to speak with the Humans, Levy stands by Gajeel's side as he reunites with Metalicana.
A week after the defeat of Tartaros, Levy spends time with Gajeel, who tries to deal with Metalicana's loss. When he falls asleep on the pavement, Levy reminds him that it is not the guild, so he can't do that, but her remark only meets his silence as a response.
Levy appears in the Magic Council Custody Enforcement Unit's encampment in Mikage Forest, returning from her infiltration mission in Avatar's church, relaying her information about Gray's membership in the cult and their Operation Purify plan to Gajeel and Panther Lily. She is worried about her former comrade's change of heart. Levy and the Custody Enforcement Unit members soon arrive at Malba City, where they arrest the scattered and defeated Avatar members; Levy is stopped by Lucy, and the two express their surprise at seeing each other, after which she is greeted by Natsu. Levy then expresses surprise when Natsu and Erza truly believe that someone was impersonating Gajeel, whom they believe would never join the Magic Council. The group of Mages then converse amongst themselves, where Levy is told by Gray to work on her art of disguise; she also expresses her surprise at being saved by her old friends, and joins Erza and her comrades in a cheer for their victory. After said cheer, she converses with Wendy until Sabertooth's Frosch strays away from Rogue and enters their vicinity. She witnesses as Gray cuddles the Exceed, and then joins her friends in giving the Exceed much attention.
Regrouping after defeating Avatar, Levy tells the group that she, Gajeel and Panther Lily will go to Magnolia when they are done there. Later at Magnolia, Levy reunites with Jet and Droy and states she has left the Council, after which she smiles at seeing Lucy's tears of joy at seeing everyone in the guild come back together.
Alvarez Empire arc
With the other returned members of the old Fairy Tail vowing to recreate the guild, Levy sets about doing all of the formal paperwork required to get the guild legalized by the Magic Council. She is stumped with who to list as the guild master, as no one really seems to be able to handle the rambunctious group; however, after seeing Erza silence everyone with a single glare, Levy declares the armored Mage to be the seventh guild master.
Levy visits the Magic Council to give Fairy Tail's revival paperwork to Jura Neekis. The two make small talk before Warrod Sequen arrives, followed shortly by Wolfheim, his appearance greatly shocking Levy. Wolfheim loses his temper over Warrod's jokes and enters into a beastly state. At that moment, Hyberion enters, something which terrifies both Levy and Jura, and scolds Wolfheim and Warrod for fighting. Wolfheim returns to his normal form and Levy and the others listen as Hyberion tells them that they need to find a way to deal with the Alvarez Empire peacefully. When Levy mentions God Serena's absence, the three Gods of Ishgar look forlorn and Hyberion tells her that God Serena abandoned them to join Alvarez, and is now a member of Emperor Spriggan's protection squad: the Spriggan 12; this piece of information greatly astounding Levy.
Later, Levy follows Gajeel and the rest of his B-Team, interrupting their conversation and stating that they need separate teams to raise their chance of success. She then angrily asks how they could leave her behind, and Gajeel goes on to mock her for her size. Setting aside the jokes, she tells the team that confronting the Alvarez Empire head-on is a mistake they can't afford to make. After this, they all head to the Pegasus Village hot springs to relax. While there, they meet up with Ichiya, who tells them that Laxus and the Thunder God Tribe have joined Blue Pegasus, something which shocks Levy. When Gajeel is knocked over to the women's side of the hot springs and lands on top of Levy, she is visibly embarrassed and thus hits him. Later, the team boards Ichiya's Christina to rescue Makarov; and after finding him along with Team Natsu and Mest Gryder, Levy takes to the loudspeaker to harken the group aboard. After they have all been successfully rescued, Levy happily watches alongside her comrades as Makarov bursts into tears over having such a great family in Fairy Tail. At the guild following Makarov's return, Lucy comments that everyone is so noisy, but Levy says that at least everything is back to normal.
After Mavis finishes her story, Levy is shocked to learn that Fairy Heart is an infinite supply of Magic Power. The First Master then gets upset over dragging everyone into battle, but everyone agrees that it's not her fault. Afterwards, the topic of Zeref's immortality is brought up, and Natsu mentions that his right arm is something that can do the job, but he refuses to tell what it is. Shortly after, when Makarov goes over all the information he gathered about the Alvarez Empire, Levy is distressed over the fact that the first Wizard Saint will be their opponent. Some time later, the sounds of Alvarez mounting their attack awaken Levy from her sleep. As the Spriggan invasion begins to overwhelm Fairy Tail's forces, Levy begins to sweat as she states they didn't expect them to corner them like this. After hope seems lost, Max berates Warren about giving up, which causes Levy to gain a confident smile across her face. Having regained their hope, the Mages of Fairy Tail manage to defeat Alvarez's invading forces; although victory is short-lived, as an enormous energy blast fired by the Shield of Spriggan, Wahl Icht, approaches the guild house at neck-breaking speed, leaving Levy and the others at a loss of what to do to protect themselves. However, as all hope seems lost, Levy hears a voice in the distance, recognizing the speaker, as Ichiya arrives aboard Christina, rescuing the guild by using the Magic Bomber as a shield.
A day after Alvarez's initial assault, Levy is assigned by Mavis to meet up with Sabertooth and Blue Pegasus in the north and smirks lightly with confidence. After Mavis readjusts the plan after Natsu took off on his own, Levy listens on intently. The night before the battle is to begin, Levy sees Gajeel sitting out late at night and asks if he is going to rest up, to which he responds she is one to talk. Levy states that she is scared as the enemy is the most powerful they have ever faced and her Magic just doesn't compare. Suddenly, Gajeel surrounds her in iron clubs, stating he is going to arrest her for complaining. She pouts slightly before he says he is going to arrest her and lock her up in the guild's prisons, causing her to then smile.
Magic and Abilities
Solid Script (固体文字, ソリッドスクリプト Soriddo Sukuriputo): True to her boundless interest in books, Levy's Magic is also focused around writing and words: Solid Script, a form of Letter Magic, allows her to generate words in the air and make them solid, subsequently throwing them at the enemies with different effects. To create such words, Levy is shown performing gestures with one or both of her hands, depending on the spell.
- Solid Script: Silent (靜寂 Sairento): By moving her right arm with her index and middle fingers outstretched in a certain pattern and then extending her left hand, Levy can generate the word "Silent" some meters away from her. This can be used to stop an outer source of high-pitched noise, canceling sound-based attacks, as shown with Yomazu's Gō Spell.
- Solid Script: Fire (炎 Faia): Levy extends her right arm, with her index and middle fingers outstretched, to the right, describing an arc before her. This prompts the word "Fire" to appear in the air, this being composed of flames. This word can be employed both defensively, as shown when Levy used a variation of this spell as a burning shield to protect herself from Kawazu's Egg Buster, and as a basic form of offense, with Levy sending the word at her target in an arc.
- Solid Script: Iron: Levy can generate the word "Iron" in the air, some meters away from her. This, predictably, is composed of iron. When she created it for Gajeel in order for him to eat and replenish his strength, the hollow part in the letter "O" was stylized in the shape of heart.
- Solid Script: Guard: Levy writes a word "Guard" in the air, which creates a barrier and protects her from her opponent's attacks.
- Solid Script: Storm: Levy writes the word "Storm" which creates a strong gust of wind. When used in conjunction with Cana's Explosion, it is powerful enough to send Kain Hikaru flying midair.
- Solid Script: Oil: Levy uses her right hand to write the word "Oil" in the air causing extensive amounts of black oil to gush out of the word. This can be used to immobilize the enemy.
- Solid Script: Stone: Levy generates the word "Stone" in midair and throws it towards the opponent.
- Solid Script: Air (空気 Ea): Levy writes "Air" in midair and the materialized word ignites, engulfing a person's head with an air bubble to provide breathing in underwater situations.
- Solid Script: Markings: Levy generates a luminous path which can be followed if she is in an unknown location. The markings resemble an encircled "V" followed by a series of periods.
- Solid Script: Water: Levy writes the word "Water" immediately sending an orb of light, which transforms into water, towards the enemy.
- Solid Script: Thunder: Levy points her fingers into the air and shoots the word "Thunder" at her targeted enemies. She is able to hits multiple targets with the bolts of lightning that are formed.
- Solid Script: Drill: Levy holds out her hand and generates the word "Drill". It then starts to rotate, digging holes into rocks.
- Solid Script: Bullet: Levy waves her arm and creates the word "Bullet" from which a series of energy pellets is fired towards her target.
- Triple Unison Explosion: Levy uses her Solid Script: Storm spell and fuses Lisanna's Animal Soul: Wings and Cana's Explosion Cards that is fired at the target.
Polyglot: Levy is noted for her knowledge in the field of languages, and can even translate several ancient scripts. Through accurate, grammatical examination, plus the use of her Gale-Force Reading Glasses, she was capable of nullifying one of the barriers created by Freed Justine by rewriting the runes composing it. Given this first experience, later on she was shown able to bypass another one of Freed's enchantments, this time in a minute, and even managing to make it so that only she and Gajeel could bypass its restrictions.
Expert Infiltrator: By taking advantage of her short stature, Levy has been shown to be able to infiltrate and gather information from the organization, Avatar, by herself without magic. Despite easily sneaking into the ranks, she has admitted that she had difficulty getting out. Furthermore, the organization were notified of a spy amidst their members, which alerted them of potential interference from the Magic Council.
Gale-Force Reading Glasses (風詠みの眼鏡 Kazeyomi no Megane): Levy, being an avid reader, possesses a pair of enchanted reading glasses that allows her to read at an extremely accelerated rate. Her specific model of Gale-Force Reading Glasses are Model 18x, something which lets her read books eighteen times faster.
Appearances in Other Media
Fairy Academy: Yankee-kun and Yankee-chan
When Lucy passes Levy in the hallway on her way to class, Levy wishes Lucy a good morning to which Lucy responds by wishing Levy a good day. This confuses Levy and prompts Lucy to run off embarrassed by her mistake.
Natsu and the Dragon Egg
During the year X778, Levy and the other members of Fairy Tail watch as Happy hatches from his egg.
Welcome to Fairy Fountain
Welcome to Fairy Hills!!
As Lucy takes a tour of the Fairy Hills dormitory, she visits Levy's room, which is shown to be a small library with a few bookshelves full of books along with a couple of chairs, a ladder, and a desk; most of the room being covered in books. Upon being asked if she had read all the books, Levy states she had and had also cleared out half of the books occupying her room. She also slyly mentions to Lucy that she had lent Erza some of her more adult-oriented books, which prompts Erza to violently silence Levy.
Later, Levy takes a bath in the Fairy Hills bath with a few other members of Fairy Hill, where she mentions upon exiting the tub that she should have asked Lucy to join her.
As Erza recollects her past during the year X778, Levy is acknowledged to have accompanied Erza during a job and was also present when Hilda was dispersing toy jewels amongst the students within the dormitory; Levy is among those who receives a toy.
Whose Clothes Are These?
Levy watches the other members of her Fairy Tail exchange clothes and contemplates exchanging clothes herself, though she questions as to whether any clothes she would get from exchanging would fit her. After an exchange, Levy ends up in a bunny suit, something which distresses her as it is not her style. Later, after overhearing Jet and Droy conversing about the possibility of her wearing Erza's Seduction Armor, she tells them that she will never wear it.
Fairies' Penalty Game
A bunny suited Levy joins Lucy in her punishment orchestrated by Gajeel due to a prior bet, with Levy and Lucy dancing to Gajeel's singing and questioning how she got herself into that situation. Levy's eyes stray down to Lucy's bosom, gandering at its buoyancy and is astonished at the contrast between herself and Lucy. After stating how it feels like she is the one who is actually being punished, she runs off in tears, abandoning Gajeel's performance.
Breaking Juvia's delusion of her and Gajeel kissing one another, Levy makes note of the fact that Juvia is out rather later than she usually is.
Welcome to Fairy Hills!!
At the Fairy Hills dormitory, Lucy is showed Levy's room, which, according to her, has already had half of the book occupying it thrown out, after which Erza says that she sometimes takes the ones Levy doesn't want anymore. Levy then tells Lucy about Erza's interest in naughty books, which causes Erza to slam Levy's head into the wall. Later, she and the rest of the girls are at the beach for Wendy's welcome party.
Fairy Academy - Yankee-kun and Yankee-chan!
Lucy transfers to Fairy Academy, where Levy also goes. Before class, Levy, along with Jet and Droy, greets Lucy at her locker. Then Levy, Droy and Jet take a swimming class, with Aquarius as their teacher. The three are then tossed across the school by Aquarius for taking her swimming lessons lightly. Later that day, Levy eats lunch with some of the other girls, where they talk about Courage Academy being a possible threat to them. The next day, Levy watches Elfman read the challenge from Courage Academy attached to Makarov, Wakaba and Macao, who are pinned to a tree. When Courage academy arrives later that day, Levy along with Jet, Droy, Bisca and Alzack tries to hold Elfman back when Mirajane is used as a hostage. Levy and the others then watch as Natsu, Gray, Erza and Aquarius defeat Courage Academy. The next day, Levy along with the rest of the students listens to the principal's speech. Some days later, the homeroom teacher announces two new transfer students to Levy's class: Gajeel and Juvia.
In the year X778, Levy loses a game to Cana and is subsequently asked by Jet and Droy to form a team with them.
Fairies' Training Camp
To prepare for the Grand Magic Games, Levy and several of her guildmates head to the beach for training. Given the first day to relax, Levy spends time playing ball in the water with Lucy and Wendy. Thinking about the others, Levy recalls Gajeel and Panther Lily going off on their own training in secret and not allowing her to come, something which instantly attracts Wendy and Lucy's notice as they begin teasing her. Before long, the boys begin their training, starting with Gray freezing the beach and Natsu smashing the ice. As a chunk of ice is about to crush Levy and the girls, Erza and Juvia destroy it before it can do so. As everyone joins in to destroy the ice, Levy notes that everyone appears more energetic than they were when they were relaxing. Before long, the danger is gone but Levy notices that the ice damaged the beach, meaning Fairy Tail will have to pay for the damages.
That night, Levy gets together with the other girls and drinks the existing supply of sake with them. As they go about with the boys, Levy remains back and has her share of laughs watching the goings-on. Later on, the girls sober up and enter the hot spring, where Levy comments on Lucy forcing Natsu to give her a piggyback ride. As the talk turns into a suspicion of Lucy liking Natsu, Levy hears Lucy vehemently denying this and subsequently telling the story of how she once followed Natsu to his house. Once the story is finished, Levy sees Erza toss kunai at the bamboo walls, suspecting that the boys are peaking at them, scaring her.
The Exciting Ryuzetsu Land
On the third night of the Grand Magic Games, Levy is the one to suggest that the guild take a beak at the popular resort known as Ryuzetsu Land, to which the agreement is unanimous. Levy initially spends her time with Gajeel and the Exceeds in the aquarium looking at fish until Happy, having overheard the conversation of the workers, volunteers to assist them in feeding the fish by taking part in a show of the aquarium. While Levy enjoys this, after she and the others decide to join, things take a turn for the worse as Happy over-feeds the fish, causing larger, more aggressive ones to come and thus forcing Gajeel to take action. However, this causes the boss fish to come out as he senses the danger to the fish. As he begins inhaling, Levy and the others are swallowed, thus ending the show.
Some time later, Levy and the others make their escape but are soon caught up in Natsu's antics and are knocked onto the water slide. As she is holding onto Gajeel, Levy notes that things have gone out of hand. As she asks Gajeel how he feels, she is shocked to know that he is experiencing motion sickness. Soon, the actions of Lyon and Gray cause the entire resort to be frozen in ice, which Natsu angrily takes care of by destroying it along with the entire park, leaving Levy and the others unconscious.
Fairy Tail Portable Guild
Levy appears as a playable character in the first Fairy Tail video game, Fairy Tail Portable Guild, and is unlocked through quest completion. She has no element, and she possesses the following spells in the game:
- Heat Spell: Cost 1 MP; Default Technique
- Blizzard Spell: Cost 2 MP; Levy must be at lv15 to purchase it in the shop.
- Stoning Spell: Cost 3 MP; Levy must be at lv25 to purchase it in the shop.
- Tempest Spell: Cost 4 MP; Levy must be at lv35 to purchase it in the shop.
Fairy Tail Portable Guild 2
Fairy Tail Gekitotsu! Kardia Daiseidou
- Main: Solid Script: Fire
- Sub 1: Droy, Help! (Knuckle Plant)
- Sub 2: Solid Script: Heal
- Sub 3: Help, Jet! (Falcon Heavenward)
- Super: Solid Script: Ice
- From the Volume 16 Limited Edition: Sorcerer Interview, the best quality of Fairy Tail according to Levy is that the guild has collected multiple varieties of books. She wishes to be the editor of an infamous magazine group in the future and has a good relationship with Lucy and the members of Shadow Gear. The most difficult mission she has ever taken, in her own words, was "infiltrating the home of an evil Mage as a child... I...I'm NOT a child anymore!"
- According to Hiro Mashima, Levy was initially planned to be a mere background character.
- (To Fairy Tail Guild members) "We need to unite. The exam split us apart and we prioritized ourselves over our allies. But we can't stay like that now. The enemy is a great one! Therefore, we, Fairy Tail, must combine our strength and win!"
Battles & Events
|Members||Abel • Briar • D-6 • Gômon • Jerome • Mary|
|Defected||Gray Fullbuster • Levy McGarden|
|Members||Draculos Hyberion • Jura Neekis • Warrod Sequen • Wolfheim|
|Former Members||Belno • Crawford Seam • Gran Doma • Hogg • Leiji • Michello • Org • Siegrain • Ultear Milkovich • Yajima • Yuri|
|Former Members||Doranbolt • Eve Tearm • Gajeel Redfox • Lahar • Levy McGarden • Panther Lily|
|Guards||Nadal • Serena|