Nobarly (ノバーリ Nobāri) is a Mage of the Quatro Cerberus Guild.[1]


Nobarly is a muscular man of average height distinguished by his elongated, pointed nose, likely his most visible and distinctive feature. His messy black hair, almost reaching down to his shoulders, with two large bangs framing his face and covering its sides, is mostly hidden by the light blue bandana covering his head, tied on the back and sporting long edges left hanging down to Nobarly's middle back.[2] Such cloth is located just above his black eyes,[3] hiding his eyebrows from sight.[1]

Nobarly's torso is covered by a loose, light sleeveless shirt adorned by a series of lines crossing it vertically, with a large, light belt bearing two horizontal lines of studs sitting below it, circling his waist, right above the loose dark pants he wears on his legs, ending some inches above his ankles, with his footwear consisting of a pair of dark shoes, with light sections circling the ankles themselves. His muscular forearms are wrapped in light bandages, and, circling his neck, is a trademark item of Quatro Cerberus: a dark collar covered in light spikes, similar to those found on dogs.[1]

Nobarly seems to retain his bandana and collar even when bathing in a pool, as shown during Quatro Cerberus' visit to Ryuzetsu Land.[4]


Not much is known about his personality, but it appears that it's easy to baffle Nobarly, as he is often seen with a shocked expression on his face.


Grand Magic Games arc

Quatro's shock

Nobarly surprised at Warcry's defeat

Nobarly and his team participate in X791's Grand Magic Games, competing in the preliminary event Sky Labyrinth and completing the latter in 7th place, being thus admitted to the real tournament.[1] The group cheers Jäger up as the Mage volunteers himself for the Hidden event,[5] and similarly encourages Warcry as he readies to battle Sabertooth's Orga Nanagear,[6] with their comrade's instantaneous defeat at the hands of Orga's Lightning God Slayer Magic leaving them blank.[7]

Team QP cheers for Bacchus

Nobarly cheering for Bacchus

Nobarly is shown crying out in enthusiasm with the rest of his comrades as Bacchus, who took over Warcry due to the latter's injuries, comes in 1st place during the Chariot event, earning them 10 points.[8] During Bacchus' battle with Team Fairy Tail A's Elfman Strauss, the group beholds the power of the S-Class Mage and his visible advantage over the opponent in joy,[9] but are left in a state of comedic dismay when Elfman, as part of his bet with Bacchus, states that his victory will change the name of their guild in "Quatro Puppy" for the rest of the Games;[10] something which comes real with the unexpected defeat of Bacchus, much to their still comedic astonishment.[11]

Hibiki and nobarly at pandemonium

Nobarly at the Pandemonium event

On the third day of the Grand Magic Games, Nobarly is chosen to represent Quatro Cerberus for the Day's event. It consists on defeating monsters of different levels to earn points and progress. However, the event is finished by Erza Scarlet alone, which amazes the entire audience.[12] When the Magic Power Finder is announced, Nobarly later strikes the MPF after Millianna, gaining 124 score, and becomes disappointed.[13]

Cana and Quatro Puppy

Nobarly hugged by Cana

Later that evening, Nobarly is present at the Ryuzetsu Land water park alongside the rest of his team, relaxing in a pool while repeating his guild's signature phrase.[4] The group receives a visit from the Fairy Tail Mage Cana Alberona, clad in her underwear due to the lack of a swimsuit, who cheerfully side-hugs both him and Rocker, much to their and their teammates' embarrassment, and not without some pleasure on the second's part.[14] The evening, however, is brought to an abrupt end by Natsu Dragneel, who accidentally destroys the water park with his Fire Dragon Slayer Magic.[15]

In the Event part of the Fourth Day, Nobarly's teammate Rocker is sent to the event as the only male in the competition, that involves knocking out the competitors of a giant water sphere. Rocker is quickly the first to be defeated, receiving a massive foot stomp from Blue Pegasus's Jenny Realight, much to the shock and embarrassment of Nobarly and his teammates.[16]

Quatro Puppy enters

Nobarly enters with his team

At the final day of the Grand Magic Games, Nobarly is seen yelling with his teammates as they enter the stadium to compete in the last event.[17] Wandering in the streets of Crocus, Nobarly hears the rules of the final event, that consists of battles between the competitors that find their opponent around the city, in which a victory leads to the earning of points.[18] Nobarly is the first competitor to be defeated in his quick match against Team Lamia Scale's Yuka Suzuki and Toby Horhorta duo. While being beaten, he complains that it was two people.[19]

Unity of Fiore Wizards

Nobarly stands alongside the gathered Mages

After Fairy Tail arises victorious and attains the title of number one Guild in Fiore once again, the king gathers the Mages of Fiore in Crocus Central Square to expose the incoming threat. Nobarly is shocked at the revelation of the Dragons headed to their country, but soon regains his confidence as he learns about the Eclipse Gate and its second function — a cannon that will wipe out the entire herd of Dragons entering Fiore. The King, however, states that, knowing a Dragon's power, many will survive the attack. He then begs for the Mages of Fiore to handle the Dragons that will, possibly, survive the blast. Nobarly, alongside the gathered Mages, accepts his request as he cheers. Seconds later, he and his Guildmates release wild cries of happiness whilst being distracted by the beauty of the mermaids.[20]

With July 7 over and the onslaught of the Dragons having ended, Nobarly is among the many Mages that are invited to a celebratory banquet at the Royal Palace, where he wildly shouts upon seeing Bacchus and Cana engage in a drinking contest,[21] and again when his guild tries to convince Yukino Agria to join them.[22]

Tartaros arc

Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.

Alvarez Empire arc

After the Alvarez Empire invades Magnolia, Nobarly stands with his guildmates, prepared to enter battle after hearing Ichiya's call to arms.[24]

Magic and Abilities

Although Nobarly's Magic hasn't been shown yet, it's known that it's able to score at least 124 points when used to assault the Magic Power Finder. The nature of such Magic made the device let out a small amount of smoke.[25]

Appearances in Other Media


The Exciting Ryuzetsu Land

Cana and Quatro Puppy

Nobarly with Cana and his teammates

On the night of the third day of the Grand Magic Games, Nobarly, along with the other members of Team Quatro Puppy, visits Ryuzetsu Land, a famous water theme park. He excitedly expresses that he is wild, along with the other members minus Bacchus, who says that it's better to be a gentleman. The group is then joined by Cana Alberona, who fits in well with the members of Quatro Puppy. Soon, however, the entire theme park is destroyed by the combined effort of Gray Fullbuster, Lyon Vastia and Natsu Dragneel, and Nobarly lands unconscious next to the other Mages that were with him.[26]


Attack Power
Defensive Power
  • In Volume 32's extra content, Mashima provided the battle statistics for 31 of the 40 X791 contestants in the Grand Magic Games. The stats, however, were provided not from Mashima's point-of-view as the author but from the view point of Sorcerer Magazine reporter Jason. Which explains why some stats are missing and why others may be inaccurate. According to Jason from the Sorcerer Magazine, during his participation in the Grand Magic Games of X791, Nobarly's stats are:[27]

Battles & Events


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 267, Page 12
  2. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 267, Page 14
  3. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 269, Page 3
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 298, Page 8
  5. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 268, Page 18
  6. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 273, Page 8
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 273, Page 14
  8. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 276, Page 11
  9. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 278, Page 12
  10. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 278, Page 16
  11. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 278, Page 27
  12. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 284, Pages 7-20
  13. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 285, Page 14
  14. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 298, Page 12
  15. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 298, Pages 18-20
  16. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 291, Page 9
  17. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 303, Page 12
  18. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 304, Pages 4-5
  19. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 304, Page 10
  20. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 325, Pages 11-15
  21. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 338, Page 5
  22. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 338, Page 15
  23. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 263
  24. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 461, Page 19
  25. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 285, Page 8
  26. Fairy Tail OVA: The Exciting Ryuzetsu Land
  27. Fairy Tail Special: Grand Magic Games Guidebook


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