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Rob (ロブ Robu) was a Fairy Tail Mage who was kidnapped and enslaved in the Tower of Heaven. He was also a close friend of Makarov Dreyar and Erza Scarlet. He died protecting Erza during the slave rebellion that occurred in order to save Jellal Fernandes.[1]


Rob is a lean old man with pale skin. He has long white hair which goes midway down his back. Two strands of hair stand out from the rest and point outwards. His eyebrows are nearly as long as the hair on his head, reaching down past his chin. He has a thick gray beard which extends down to his chest. He wears a pair of beige shorts with no shirt, so his black Fairy Tail mark located on his lower back is visible.

In his youth, Rob was a tall, muscular man. His gray hair pointed upwards with long brown eyebrows pointing opposite directions. He wore a simple dark shirt with beige pants.[2]


Rob was once a member of Fairy Tail (in a team with Makarov, Goldmine, Bob, Porlyusica and Yajima), and he greatly believes in freedom that lay within oneself.[3] When he sacrificed himself to save Erza, he elicited her true Magic potential, thus being responsible for her power's growth. As he hails from Fairy Tail, he values friendship and does not mind dying for his friends' sake.[4]


Rob teaches Erza the meaning of Magic

Rob was first seen in a flashback as an old man enslaved with Erza and her friends at the unfinished Tower of Heaven.[5] Rob taught Erza about the true meaning of Magic.[6] He died during the slaves' rebellion in an attempt to protect Erza from the Magical troops of Zeref's cult's attack. His Magic Power at the time represented his life force, and his use of Magic to defend Erza resulted in his death. This brought on a change in his charge, and Erza's Magical abilities were awakened.[7]

Magic and Abilities

Rob's fire spell

Fire Magic (火の魔法 Hi no Mahō): Rob used an apparently unique spell to protect Erza. Although it appears to be a fire-type Magic, it is also stated that he "reflects" the enemy's attacks. It's possible that the spell he used merely reversed the fire-like effects of the incoming spells.[8]


  • (To Erza Scarlet about the nature of Magic) "Yes, everything begins from you believing with your heart. You can think of tarots, faith, prayer, and such as Magic. Its a miracle that only true believers can experience. Only those who believe that Magic exists, believe in themselves, and believe that they can coexist with everything in nature can use such a thing as Magic."[9]
  • (To Erza Scarlet) "I never thought I could see a smile like that again, in a place like this... freedom is in your heart."[3]

Battles & Events


  1. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 81, Pages 16-17
  2. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 8
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 81, Page 16
  4. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 81, Pages 13-15
  5. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 80, Page 17
  6. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 81, Pages 14-15
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 81, Pages 16-20
  8. Fairy Tail Anime: Episode 35
  9. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 81, Page 14