Reedus is a tall man sporting curly, light orange hair. In order to better utilize his Pict Magic, Reedus asked Makarov to use his Giant Magic on him, giving him his distinctly large torso. Seven years after the disappearance of Tenrou Island and the guild undertaking the S-Class Trial there, Makarov’s Giant' Spell wore off, resulting in Reedus reverting back to his slim, original appearance. His cheekbones have disappeared, and his hair is also cut slightly shorter. Reedus' first outfit consisted of a large, white shirt fitting his chests size, with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows, dark pants, dark, pointed shoes adorned by light crescent moon-like motifs on the inner sides, and a distinctive dark hat, with a large brim, a curved point hanging down on Reedus’ left and a light orange band around it, highly reminiscent of those worn by fictional sorcerers. Reedus’ shirt was once shown reading “I’ll defeat Erza and Laxus” in large letters, something which was written by Natsu Dragneel, but which couldn’t be used for his Pict Magic. After the timeskip, Reedus switched to an outfit more closely resembling that of a fictional French artist: consisting of a dark vest over a light shirt with rolled-up sleeves, dark pants and striped shoes with plain tips. Around his neck is a large, and light-colored ribbon, he wears a dark top hat with a light band around it and a pair of glasses-like goggles on his eyes.
Reedus isn't shown to be as brave as the other guild members, as seen when he stated he was "afraid" of Laxus Dreyar when Makarov noticed him hiding in the building. However, he will do important jobs if asked, such as protecting Lucy from Phantom Lord and finding help during the Battle of Fairy Tail. He loves to draw happy scenes, such as when Happy was first born. Reedus also likes to portray other people, like drawing Mirajane and Freed just for having good looks. Reedus has a habit of using French words, like "Oui" (French for "yes") and "Pardon" (French for "sorry").
Reedus is kind and compassionate as well. When Reedus draws people he respects his models a great deal, as he always asks them if they are tired or able to keep going.
Reedus is one of the veteran Mages, having joined when Natsu Dragneel was still a child. He was not as large then as he had not yet asked Makarov to alter his size. He was seen drawing Happy when he was first born. Sometime after this, Reedus requested that Makarov use his Giant on him. This is what made his chest so large. It is assumed he asked this to increase the potential for his Pict Magic.
After Makarov appears in the guild, he tells the members of Fairy Tail all the violations they caused. Reedus looks down twiddling his thumbs.
Mirajane borrows Reedus's Light Pen when she explains the organization of the Magic world. Mira continues to hold it for a while, even though she's done using it. Reedus, in the background, thinks to himself that he wants his pen back from Mirajane. After Team Natsu returns to the Guild, Natsu and Erza begin fighting each other, Reedus can be seen in the crowd. The fight is cut short as a Messenger from the Magic Council announces that Erza Scarlet is to be put under arrest, much to Natsu's frustration.
Galuna Island arc
After Mirajane tells Makarov an S-Class job was stolen from the second floor, Makarov asks which job was missing. Mirajane tells him the Galuna Island job. Makarov then announces its other name, "The Island of Demons". Reedus, along with other guild members look shocked after hearing the name, knowing that it was a dangerous place.
Phantom Lord arc
Reedus is present when Gray, Lucy, Natsu, Happy, and Erza come back to the guild from Galuna Island. When Fairy Tail goes to the Phantom Lord Guild, Reedus participates in the battle. Reedus Jonah uses Pict Magic: Nature, Run Wild! on Phantom Lord members. Reedus retreats with the guild after Makarov is defeated.
When Phantom Lord comes to Fairy Tail with the Super Mage Giant Phantom MK II, Reedus, with other guild members are shocked at the sight of it. When Jose Porla tells Fairy Tail to hand over Lucy, Erza shouts she'd rather die than do that. Reedus, with other members shout in agreement. After Mirajane puts Lucy to sleep to hide her, she asks Reedus to take her to their hideout and watch over her. Reedus then uses Carriage and Boar, and puts Lucy in the carriage.
After Gajeel, Sue and Boze find Lucy, Reedus comes to her defense. As Reedus prepares Roar of Silver he tells Lucy to run away. Lucy says she will. Sue teases them saying they are going to make her cry. After Reedus launches his Roar of Silver, Sue uses Form Mirror which repels all of the Vulcan's attacks back at them. As Lucy tries to run away, Gajeel kicks her in the face. Reedus unable to help, gets hit by Boze's Howling, defeating him. After Loke found him battered, he was ashamed over not being able to protect Lucy. After Phantom Lord is defeated, and the Fairy Tail Guild is destroyed, Lucy feels bad. Reedus, along with Levy, Jet, and Droy tell her not to feel bad. Reedus apologizes for being of no use. Lucy just shakes her head and starts to cry.
Battle of Fairy Tail arc
When Lucy comes out in a bunny costume for the reporter, Reedus stares at her confused. Reedus is impressed at Erza's outfit during the Harvest Festival's Beauty Contest. After the Battle of Fairy Tail begins and everyone rushes out of the building the beauty contest was taking place, Makarov spots Reedus who stayed behind. Reedus apologizes saying he is scared of Laxus. Makarov disregards that and asks Reedus to try to go to Porlyusica's House because she might have a cure for the stone curse Evergreen used on Fairy Tail Members. He says okay, but is then interrupted by Natsu who wakes up from his battle with Laxus. He tries to go through the barrier, but it says only people under 80 can go through. Reedus, Makarov, and Happy gape in confusion.
As Reedus runs towards Porlyusica's house he is stopped by Freed's runes. Freed then appears himself, but then so does a Maid Lucy, which Reedus made before hand. As Maid Lucy distracts Freed, Reedus tries to climb over a brick wall. Freed catches him and slashes him, causing him to fall to the ground. Freed compliments Reedus on his Magic, and admits he would have been fooled if he had no information of it. Reedus begs Freed to stop hurting people, claiming he wasn't that type of man. Reedus then faints. After the battle, Evergreen opened up to the guild by asking Reedus to draw a portrait of her, however she claimed she'd never pose nude, no matter how much he begged her. However, the thought never crossed his mind.
Oración Seis arc
When Makarov announces Fairy Tail is going to help take down the Oración Seis, Reedus is shocked along with Cana and Erza. Later, When Wendy and Carla join the guild, Reedus greets them. He is also amazed when Wendy tells them she's a Sky Dragon Slayer.
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Tenrou Island arc
Reedus is overjoyed and surprised to see Lisanna when she returns to the guild from Edolas. He celebrates with the guild, and they eventually get into a brawl. After Fairy Tail brawls again, Reedus sleeps on the floor with the rest of the guild.
Seven years after the destruction of Tenrou Island, the guild is reduced into a small tavern with only a few members remaining, one of whom is Reedus, whose body has gotten slimmer. Soon the guild is visited by a group of men from the rival guild, Twilight Ogre. Thibault enters the guild and begins to demand for payment for the debt the guild owes them, but the new master, Macao, informs the group that they were unable to collect enough money for the payment. The group then leaves after trashing the guild and promises to return next month for the rent.
After the group leaves, everyone in the guild notices Reedus' sketch book, littered on the floor. The sketch book contains Reedus' sketches of the guild members back when the guild was strong and complete. Seeing the sketches, everyone in the guild begins to grieve and reminisce what has happened since the disappearance of their comrades. Suddenly, the guild hears a sound and everyone heads outside only to see The Trimens, who tell them that Tenrou Island still exists.
After the return of the missing Fairy Tail members from seven years ago, Reedus celebrates with the rest of the guild.
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
Reedus is present when Makarov announces Gildarts as the next master, however, Makarov realizes Gildarts has declined the role, but not before reinstating Laxus as a guild member, and making Makarov the master again.
When the day of the Grand Magic Games arrives, Reedus, along with the rest of the guild members cheer for Team Fairy Tail A in the stands. They are all surprisingly greeted by Mavis Vermillion, 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, though Mavis notices the man disguised as Mystogan is Jellal Fernandes, however accepting Makarov's decision to let him participate.
After seeing Lucy fall in her first battle against Team Raven Tail's Flare Corona, Reedus watches as Jellal is called forth by the announcers to battle Team Lamia Scale's Jura Neekis. As the fight is underway, Jellal manages to utilize Mystogan's Magic to keep up with his guise, and Reedus is wowed to see him turn Jura's own attack back at him through the use of Mirror Water. Despite both Mages fighting the best of their abilities, Jellal falls due to outside influences, leaving both Fairy Tail teams in last place. Even though their performance for the day was not as good as they had planned, Fairy Tail heads out to a bar to celebrate, and Reedus listens as Makarov gives an encouraging speech, afterwards dancing with Macao and Wakaba.
Even with Makarov's words to perform better, Natsu and Gajeel have a tough time in the second day's event when it involves transportation, as they instantly feel nauseous and lag in last place. As he watches them drag themselves towards the finish line, Reedus pulls out his sketch pad and begins to draw, though stops when Natsu begins to spur himself forward through his want to make up for the years the Fairy Tail Guild was left abandoned. Hearing Natsu's words of kindness, Reedus begins to weep.
The next day of the Games proves to be better for the Fairy Tail teams, as Erza and Cana step forward to participate in Pandemonium. Reedus once again sits with his guild sketching on his notepad, and cheers when Erza dominates the event and comes out on top. After the fruitful third day, Reedus is seen sitting and drawing alongside the other cheerful Fairy Tail members, celebrating the triumphs of the two teams.
As the newly combined Team Fairy Tail is introduced on the fourth day, Reedus is seen with the other guild members, overlooking the arena from the audience. During the first tag battle that follows, Reedus stares open-mouthed as Team Blue Pegasus' bunny suit-clad member is revealed to be none other than Nichiya. At the end of Natsu and Gajeel's tag battle against Sting Eucliffe and Rogue Cheney from Sabertooth, Reedus joyfully witnesses Natsu defeats Sting and Rogue alone, leaving Fairy Tail in the ranking's first place going in to the final day.
On the final day of the Games, Team Fairy Tail enters the arena in first place as the crowds go wild. With his sketchbook in hand, Reedus and the rest of the guild happily watch the team representing Fairy Tail. After Gray manages to defeat Rufus, Reedus, along with the other guild members, cheers on the Ice Mage for his victory. Reedus cheers once more when Gajeel is also able to earn a point by overcoming Sabertooth's Rogue by consuming the latter's Shadow Dragon Slayer Magic and pulling a fantastic victory. Reedus is later left gobsmacked at the sight of Orga's defeat by one attack from Jura. Reedus, however, is overjoyed when Fairy Tail wins the competition.
Afterwards, the King calls all the present Mages to the Central Square, including Reedus, to tell them about the attack of the Dragons. With the Mages' agreement to help in the fight against the Dragons, the King thanks them, while crying out of happiness. With the release of the Eclipse Gate, Reedus and the other Mages observe the Mercurius castle as they can feel a tremor coming from there. He then notices the devastation caused by one of the Dragons coming from the Eclipse Gate. However, the battle is soon brought to an end when the Eclipse Gate is destroyed by Natsu Dragneel. After attending and leaving the great banquet held by the King, Reedus returns to Magnolia alongside his comrades. He is shocked to see their guild's building rebuilt and the people of Magnolia welcoming them back. He grabs his drawing book and begins to draw the appealing moment.
Reedus is present when Loke appears in the Fairy Tail Guild and says that he can help the Mages track down some of the former Council members, in order for them to protect them and fight against Tartaros. He then listens to Makarov's inspiring speech about avenging the injuries that Laxus, Freed, Evergreen and Bickslow suffered.
Standing with Makarov and his comrades, Reedus learns via Communications Lacrima that the former Council member that Gray and Juvia were sent to protect, as well as the one that Gajeel and Shadow Gear were sent to protect, were both murdered. After the teams return from their mission to track down the former Council members, Reedus and the other Fairy Tail members worriedly discuss the whereabouts of Natsu, Elfman, Lisanna, Mirajane and Erza. Reedus notices Happy flying down from the window, and after he is given some time to catch his breath, he reveals that the former chairman is allied with Tartaros, as well as the fact that Natsu, Erza and Mirajane are all their prisoners, which spreads panic upon the guild. Reedus then witnesses Levy saying that she will definitely find Tartaros' hideout, as well as Elfman's return from his mission; Reedus quickly listens in as Elfman tells the entire guild that Lisanna was captured and that they failed in saving Yuri.
After Levy manages to pinpoint Tartaros' location, she reveals that it currently flies just above Magnolia, much to Reedus' disbelief. Although Reedus and the other Fairy Tail members are determined to fight Tartaros, a huge explosion suddenly goes off and destroys the guild, but the guild members are saved by Cana, who traps them all in her Magic Cards utilizing her Card Dimension. Reedus and the rest of the guild are then flown to Undercube by the three Exceeds to avoid the explosion, and once there, Cana releases them, thereby allowing Fairy Tail to begin its counterattack. During the battle, Reedus looks on as Erza emerges into the scene by creating a giant hole throughout Cube, astonishing him and the other Guild members. He is later seen with Levy as Mard Geer addresses the entire guild, only to then fall victim to the Underworld King's Curse, and is petrified in stone alongside his friends. Later, after being freed from Mard Geer's Alegria, Reedus and his companions watch in complete despair as the Dragon Igneel does battle with Acnologia, unaware that the former is on their side.
Alvarez Empire arc
After the rescue teams have returned to the rebuilt guild with Makarov, Reedus and the other guild members throw a party to celebrate their masters return. While drawing a portrait of Makarov, a shocked Reedus comments on Natsu's methods of comforting Wendy over her motion sickness. As Natsu and Gajeel begin to scuffle, Reedus asks dumbfounded why they are getting into a fight over nothing. Later, after Natsu's declaration of war, Mavis appears before the guild; intending to tell Reedus and the others about Fairy Heart, as well as her relationship with Zeref and their pursuit of The One Magic. Later, with the defeat of Dimaria, the whole guild learns that another of the Spriggan 12's signals has vanished and they rejoice; however, Jacob Lessio arrives in the guild, taking them all by surprise. After he reveals that the Mage August has falsified their locations on his radar, Jacob demands a drink, but when he is refused one, he uses his Magic to erase Reedus and everyone else in the guild. According to Jacob, Reedus and everyone else who was affected by his Magic is alive, but extremely wounded. Although, successfully tricking Jacob, Lucy summons Gemini to copy Marin's Spatial Magic and return everyone from the alternate dimension. Promptly after, Makarov punches the Shield of Spriggan away and sends Natsu flying to him, who finishes him off with Fire Dragon King's Demolition Fist, delighting everyone to see another of the Spriggan 12 being taken care of.
Later, Reedus is present when Brandish volunteers to attempt to arrange a truce with August, the artist shocked by her declaration yet raising no protest when the Guild accepts her plan.
Following the events of Universe One, Reedus and his guildmates eventually make their way north to the new location of the guild building, where they do battle with the occupying Alvarez army. There, when the newly-arrived Gildarts defeats God Serena and opens a path for Fairy Tail to move forward, Reedus charges alongside his comrades. However, faced with the sheer number of soldiers against them, Reedus and the others face dwindling stamina; in light of this, Erza cuts a path open for them to continue forward, at which Reedus cheers.
Magic & Abilities
Pict Magic (絵画魔法 Pikuto Majikku): Reedus uses Pict Magic, but he can only use it in conjunction with his body. With his Pict Magic he can draw something on his large stomach and once the drawing is complete, it materializes in front of him. This includes humans, animals, ghosts, objects and physical modifications. This is no longer the case since becoming slim, Reedus now manifests his drawings directly from his brush while painting in the air.
- Carriage and Boar: Reedus draws a carriage, carried by a purple boar for travel. In the manga, however, Reedus draws a more stylized carriage, carried by two horses. (Unnamed)
- Nature, Run Wild!: Reedus draws different colored boars, which spring from his stomach and attack his opponents.
- Roar of Silver: Reedus draws Vulcans who jump from his stomach/canvas and attacks his enemies.
- Maid Lucy: He draws a fake Lucy in a maids outfit. This was used as a decoy to get away from Freed. (Unnamed)
- Hole: Reedus draws a hole to try to get his enemies to fall in. (Unnamed)
- Cannon: Reedus draws a cannon on his canvas/stomach and it can shoot a cannonball. (Unnamed)
- Sword Paint (ソードペイント Soudo Peinto): Reedus draws multiple swords on midair, which are then launched onto his target.
Appearances in Other Media
Subsequent to Team Natsu triggering the effects of the Memory Days Book and
time travelling 6 years prior, Lucy enters the Fairy Tail Guild and distinguishes the members she is familiar with, including Reedus, who is lounging and casually painting an image of Enno over an easel.
Battles & Events