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"I can't be found out... I don't want to make Mira-nee and the others sad again. I have to hold it in! I will live out my life in Edolas..."

Lisanna Strauss to herself in "Lisanna"

Lisanna Strauss (リサーナ・ストラウス Risāna Sutorausu) is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild, the younger sister of Elfman and Mirajane, and a childhood friend of Natsu Dragneel.[1]


Lisanna's guild mark

Lisanna is shown as a young petite girl with short, white hair and blue eyes. As a child, Lisanna wore a simple, pink dress paired with dark red shoes.[4] Before being sent to Edolas, her hair was quite longer, and she wore a short, dark red dress with a white collar and bow. Up on her arms above her elbows, she wore gold rings with a pale pink fabric flowing down from them. She wore tall, black socks along with brown shoes.[4]

In Edolas, Lisanna wore a tank top with crossed straps with a longer skirt. A sash with the Fairy Tail mark was tied around her waist and she wore sandals. Her hair was also worn shorter than it was in Earth Land.[5] After Lisanna arrives back in Earth Land, she wears a light-blue striped shirt, with green short-shorts and sneakers.[6] On Tenrou Island, Lisanna wears light green shirt and blue pantie-shorts with a pair of purple slippers.[7] After the 7 year time skip and during the Grand Magic Games Arc, Lisanna is seen wearing pink spaghetti shirt with a ribbon in the middle and long jeans with flower patterns on it.[8]

Her member stamp was originally red and was located on her left arm just below the shoulder,[4][9] however, as she was being sucked into the Anima, her member stamp disappeared.[10][11] In Edolas, she changed her stamp to white and it is now located on her left thigh.[5]


Natsu and Lisanna hatch a "Dragon's" egg

When Lisanna was younger, she was very kind like Elfman was as a child. She wanted to help Natsu Dragneel raise an unknown egg to see what comes out of it, being a little more knowledgeable than Natsu.[12] After seeing a softer side of the usually flamboyant Natsu, she stated that he was a lot like her sister and joked that perhaps later she should become his bride/wife which predictably freaked him out.[13] Whilst raising the egg with him, he learned it was "impossible" to win in an argument with her.[4] Lisanna apparently likes animals (especially cats) but she hates studying.[1] Because of her personality, she can easily adjust and be accepted by anyone.[14]

Magic and Abilities

Take Over (接収(テイクオーバー) Teiku Ōbā): Like Elfman and Mirajane, Lisanna uses 'Take Over Magic. Her transformation is based on transforming her body into animal and hybrid-animal forms which is called Animal Soul (アニマルソウル Animaru Sōru). She can use her Take Over transformations in a variety of ways, and was seen augmenting her physical capabilities and parameters during combat through their use.[15] Lisanna is able to chain five Take Overs instantly when she fights with Azuma. According to Mirajane, this is a high level Take Over technique.[16]

Animal Soul: Bird

  • Animal Soul: Bird (鳥 Tori): Lisanna resembles a bird with green and pinkish feathers. She used this form to raise and warms an egg that Natsu found in a forest.[15] Lisanna can also transform only her arms into wings whilst retaining the rest of her human features[17] as well as transforming both her arms and lower body into those of a bird and flies whilst retaining the rest of her human features.[18]
  • Animal Soul: Rabbit (兎 Usagi): Lisanna transformed herself into a giant purple rabbit in order to build the hideout that was meant to hatch Natsu's egg.[4] Lisanna can also takes on the form of a humanoid rabbit with slightly longer ears sticking up and white fur body and dark colored legs having only retaining her face, head and hair humanoid.[19] This form enhances her kicks as she attacks her opponents.[20]
  • Animal Soul: Fish: Lisanna takes on the form of a small fish that gives her the ability to swim and breathe underwater.[21] (Unnamed)
  • Animal Soul: Mermaid: Lisanna takes the form of a mermaid. She is mostly humanoid with a purple tail. This allows her to be able to breathe underwater.[22]

Animal Soul: Cat

  • Animal Soul: Cat (キャット Kyatto): Lisanna takes on the form of a humanoid feline. In this state, she is mostly humanoid, with longer hair in the manga while in the anime her hair remains unaltered. Concentrated striped patterns appear around her forearms, as well as feline-like pads on the surface of her palms and sharp claws at her fingertips. She also sports feline ears, whiskers, a small feline nose, and a long tail, but otherwise retains her human features. In this state, her attire changes as well: Lisanna appears to be garbed in a tiger-skin, 2-piece bikini. While in this form, she gains speed with which she uses for her fierce scratches from her claws to overwhelm meager opponents into submission.[23] However, this form is useless against any brute strength type of opponents.[24] Upon learning Take Over Animal Soul for the first time, this was the spell Lisanna has used and the suit was slightly different, despite that she was young.[25]
  • Animal Soul: Penguin: Lisanna resembles a form of a giant penguin. Utilizing the momentum gained from her excessive weight, she can smash her opponents or attack them.[16]
  • Animal Soul: Pig: Lisanna transform into a small pig, with ears slightly longer and retaining only her hair.[26] (Unnamed)
  • Animal Soul: Harpy Lisanna takes on the form of a harpy in which the user changes their arms and the lower part of their body into their harpy-like versions as well as gaining harpy ears, whilst retaining the rest of their human features.[27]

Animal Soul: Nine-Tailed Fox

  • Animal Soul: Nine-Tailed Fox (九尾(きゅうび)(きつね) Kyuubi no Kitsune): Lisanna takes the humanoid form of a mythical creature, the nine-tailed fox. In this form, she is mostly humanoid, sporting fox ears, fur on her forearms, fox-like claws on her hands, and grown nine tails with each of them resemble that of a fox tail while retaining her human face, hair and legs.[28]
    • Fox Impact (フォックス インパクト Fokkusu Inpakuto): Lisanna strikes the ground with her nine-tails creating an impact strong enough to push back her opponent.[29]
  • Animal Soul: Snake (スネーク Suneeku): Lisanna takes the form of a snake. With only her head, upper-arms, and back retains her humanoid, this form makes her body covered in reptilian scales, while also transforming her lower body into a tail with a circle pattern that resemble that of a snake's body. This form allows Lisanna to use her body to bind her opponents movement in place.[30]

Triple Unison Explosion: Lisanna uses her Animal Soul: Bird spell and fuses Levy's Solid Script: Storm in one wing with Cana's Explosion Cards in the other to create a tornado of fire and wind that is fired at the target.[31]

Former Equipment

Magic Staff: In the manga, Lisanna's Edolas weapon was an unnamed Magic staff.[32]

Magic Sword: In the anime, Lisanna's Edolas weapon was a purple and white sword with a scroll-like cloth swirling around it.[33]


  • In the anime, it shows Lisanna was presumed killed when a berserk Elfman smacked her and sent her flying into the forest.[10]
    • Shinji Ishihira, the anime director for Fairy Tail, stated he purposefully left the matter of her death up in the air in the anime in the hopes that she was alive, which is proven to be true as of chapter 199.[34]
  • In the anime Lisanna's grave is located both at her childhood base where she and Natsu raised Happy's egg, because Natsu made a grave of his own for Lisanna and in the Cathedral Church.[35] In the manga, her grave is shown only in the courtyard of Cathedral Church.[36]
  • Lisanna's guild member stamp in the anime was located on her left upper arm and was red, but the stamp disappeared when she got sucked into the Anima.[10] After she is in Edolas, it is seen that she got re-stamped on her left upper leg, colored white, the same place and color as her older sister, Mirajane's.[1][5]
  • When she was a child, her dress was seen as pink in the anime, but in the manga, it's illustrated as a grayish blue.[4][37]
  • Her grave at Kardia Cathedral read: Lisanna beloved sister and friend to animal souls. X768 ~ X782[38]
  • Previously, Lisanna was shown to have her Fairy Tail stamp on her left shoulder prior to her "death."[9] However, she is later seen in a flashback with her stamp on her left thigh, as it was in Edolas and subsequent to her return.[39]


  • (To Natsu Dragneel) "When we grow up... Can I be your wife?" [40]
  • (To Natsu Dragneel) "Natsu, you're the dad. So you must protect your wife and son." [4]
  • (To Natsu Dragneel) "It's normal for families to have a fight sometime, but what's important is you make up. So no matter what happens, Happy is still our son!" [4]
  • (To Elfman Strauss) "All living things eventually die; it's unavoidable. But as long as you remember, it will live on in your heart forever." [10]
  • (To herself) "I can't be found out... I don't want to make Mira-sis and the others sad again. I have to hold it in! I will live out my life in Edolas..."[41]
  • (To Natsu Dragneel) "Hey... If I disappear again sometime... Will you come and find me, Natsu?"[42]
  • (To Lucy Heartfilia) "Make sure you always stay close to Natsu. When the comrades he trusts are near him... Natsu gets even stronger."[43]

Battles & Events

Battles Events


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 201, Cover
  2. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 438, Page 8
  3. Fairy Tail Manga: Volume 23, Bonus Content
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 20
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 170, Page 5
  6. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 200, Page 3
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 205, Page 2
  8. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 266, Page 4
  9. 9.0 9.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 55, Page 15
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 24
  11. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 199, Page 7
  12. Fairy Tail Omake: Natsu and the Dragon Egg, Pages 7-9
  13. Fairy Tail Omake: Natsu and the Dragon Egg, Pages 13-14
  14. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 199, Page 14
  15. 15.0 15.1 Fairy Tail Omake: Natsu and the Dragon Egg, Page 9
  16. 16.0 16.1 Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 105
  17. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 205, Page 5
  18. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 99
  19. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 480, Page 11
  20. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 484, Page 16
  21. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 203, Page 15
  22. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 137
  23. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 217, Page 3
  24. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 459, Page 10
  25. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 381, Page 14
  26. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 381, Page 15
  27. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 496, Pages 8-9
  28. Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Manga: Chapter 32, Page 4
  29. Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Manga: Chapter 32 Page 4
  30. Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Manga: Chapter 36 Pages 7-9
  31. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 118
  32. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 192, Page 18
  33. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 92
  34. Fairy Tail PLUS
  35. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 79
  36. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 199, Page 15
  37. Fairy Tail Omake: Natsu and the Dragon Egg, Page 3
  38. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 95
  39. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 381, Page 13
  40. Fairy Tail Omake: Natsu and the Dragon Egg, Page 13
  41. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 199, Page 12
  42. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 76
  43. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 242, Page 5