Muganto is one of the four elders of Extalia.


Muganto appearance

Muganto's usual outfit

Muganto is an elderly, yet mildly stocky Exceed, an anthropomorphous cat standing on his rear legs, with a massive, flat face and long, flowing, wavy light hair reaching down to his shoulders. He doesn't seem to have eyebrows, with his wrinkled eyebrows towering above his sunken eyes; he possesses a large, prominent and mildly round feline nose, below which sprout his whiskers, pointing downwards, and bearing resemblance to a real mustache. His mouth seems to be always kept half-open, and his lower face is covered in wrinkles. His feline ears are hidden away by the headgear he's always shown wearing.[1]

Muganto's outfit consists of a long, light robe reaching down to his feet, which is paired with a dark mantle with light edges, covering his shoulders and back. He has a light, scarf-like cloth circling his neck, being held in place on the front, in correspondence to his chest, by a large, dark bead, which bears the number "4", demonstrating his position as an elder of Extalia; the very same number is visible on the front of the dark headgear sitting on his head, which has two prominent protrusions jutting outwards from its top where Muganto's feline ears are located.[1]


Mysdroy next to the elders crying

Muganto and the other elders crying in emotion when Carla expresses her wish

Muganto seems to be extremely calm and silent, never talking, even while his fellow elders go on to explain things in depth, and rarely changes his facial expression.[2] However, he's capable of feeling and displaying both surprise and emotion, being shown shocked and moved by Carla's desire to save Extalia.[3]


The elders make a queen

The Elders make a queen

Many years ago, the elders decided to create a queen in order to protect the Exceeds from the humans. They used Shagotte's unique Precognition ability to fool the humans into thinking that they had the ability to kill anyone. They kept this secret even from the other Exceeds in order to boost their confidence. This plan succeeded and the humans began to fear the power of the Exceed god.[4]

The elders banishing Pantherlily From Extalia

The elders banish Pantherlily from Extalia

When Pantherlily saved and brought back a young Mystogan to Extalia, Muganto and the other elders expressed their outrage and, believing that Pantherlily had broken their laws, pronounced him as a "Fallen", banishing him from Extalia.[5]

Shagotte informs Extalia

The Elders and Shagotte put their plan in action

Years later, in the year x778, Shagotte foresaw the destruction of Extalia and the elders mistook it as an incoming result of a war with the humans. Knowing that they wouldn't win a war, the elders and Shagotte decided to gather 100 Exceed eggs and let them escape into Earth Land. However, they decided to tell the Exceeds that it's a plan to destroy the monsters of the other world known as the Dragon Slayers. Using the humans' anima, the plan succeeded.[6]


Edolas arc

The Four Elders And Shagotte Explain

The Four Elders and Shagotte explain how they fooled the humans

When the Royal Kingdom fires the Dragon Chain Cannon at Extalia and declares war on the Exceeds, Muganto and the other elders accompany Queen Shagotte as she faces Wendy, Carla and the other Exceeds in order to tell them the truth. After Shagotte reveals to the other Exceeds that she is not a god and is only an Exceed who possesses only one wing, the Elders begin to explain about Shagotte's Precognition ability that allowed them to fool the humans into believing the existence of god. Faced with the reality that they are only a weak race, the listening Exceeds break down and cry. However, Carla is unable to accept the explanation of the elders and continues to blame the elders for giving her the order to kill her friends. Martam tries to tell Carla that Shagotte never gave such an order but Carla wouldn't listen to him. Hearing Carla's words, Shagotte pulls out a dagger and tosses it at her, asking for her forgiveness and telling her to punish her for what she has done. She then tells the other Exceeds to abandon Extalia, but they wouldn't listen to her, all of them determined to be with her till the end. Carla then picks up the dagger and stabs the ground, refusing to kill the queen and telling the Exceeds that Extalia will not crumble if they all band together to save it. She then flies off, much to the other Exceed's surprise.[7]

Muganto and Mysdroy shocked

Muganto and Mysdroy shocked when they see Pantherlily saving Shagotte

Inspired by Carla's words, all the Exceeds leave Extalia in order to try and push back the Lacrima Island and stop its collision with their hometown. The four elders surround Shagotte, trying to support her. However, she loses balance and falls towards the ground. Luckily, Pantherlily is able to save her, much to the elders' surprise.[8] When the Royal Army arrive and begin to change the Exceeds into Lacrima, all the Exceeds fly away, trying to get away from the enemy.[9]

The four Elders and Shagotte

The Four Elders and Shagotte watch the Dragon Slayers battle Faust's Dorma Anim

Muganto is able to escape the Royal Army together with Shagotte, the other elders, and a few Exceeds. The group stays together and watches as the Dragon Slayers battle Faust's Dorma Anim. However, the elders tell Shagotte that they should move away or they will be caught in the battle.[10] The group leaves the battle and goes to one of the floating islands. However, the island soon begins to fall to the ground, signalling the activation of Reverse Anima and the disappearance of Magic in Edolas.[11]

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Due to the Magic inside the Exceeds, they are ejected from Edolas into Earth Land, along with the members of Earth Land Fairy Tail.[12] The Exceeds arrive first, followed by the members of Fairy Tail. However, Carla isn't happy to see them and orders them to go back to Edolas, saying that they are dangerous. The Exceeds try to apologize to her but Carla refuses to accept it, blaming them still for sending her to Earth Land with the mission to kill the Dragon Slayers. Hearing this, the elders and Shagotte begin to explain everything, saying that they sent the Exceed eggs to Earth Land six years ago in order to have them evacuated, since Shagotte foresaw the destruction of Extalia. They also explain that Carla invented the non-existent mission on her own due to her own Precognition ability which may have confused her as her memory. Hearing the truth, Carla forgives the Exceeds and asks them why she alone has precognition ability, only to receive no answer. All the Exceeds then leave in order to find the other Exceeds that were sent to Earth Land.[13]

Magic and Abilities

Aera (翼 Tsubasa): Being an Exceed, Muganto is blessed with the ability to sprout angelic wings and fly. When using this Magic, Muganto is able to carry one object or passenger without suffering from the extra weight.[14]


Staff: Muganto carries around a long, wavy staff in his right hand, whose length appears to be almost twice his height. In its upper part, the object ends in a large oval.[15]


  • He knew that the queen sacrificed her wing because the vitality of her egg was weak.[16]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 188, Pages 10-11
  2. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 188, Pages 11-15
  3. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 188, Pages 18-20
  4. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 188, Pages 14-15
  5. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 189, Page 6
  6. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 198, Pages 7-8
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 188, Pages 9-20
  8. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 189, Pages 4-6
  9. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 190, Pages 8-9
  10. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 91
  11. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 195, Pages 8-9
  12. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 197, Pages 11-12
  13. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 198, Pages 4-16
  14. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 90
  15. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 188, Page 11
  16. Fairy Tail Manga: Volume 23 extras


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