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The Best Episodes of Fairy Tail

Every episode of Fairy Tail ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Fairy Tail!

Lucy is a 17-year-old girl, who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day when visiting Harujion Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu isn't just any ordinary kid, he's a member of one of the world's most infamous mage guilds: Fairy Tail.

Genres:AnimationAction & AdventureComedyMysterySci-Fi & Fantasy
Network:TV Tokyo

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The best episode of "Fairy Tail" is "Lucy vs. Flare", rated 10/10 from 3 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Lucy vs. Flare" aired on 12/1/2012 and is rated 0.5 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Allied Forces, Assemble!".

  • Lucy vs. Flare
    10.0/10 3 votes

    #1 - Lucy vs. Flare

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2012-12-01

    In the first battle of the first day of the Magic Games, Lucy is pitted against Raven Tail's Flare, whose long locks are deadly.

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  • Allied Forces, Assemble!
    9.5/10 5 votes

    #2 - Allied Forces, Assemble!

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2010-11-01

    Fairy Tail is joining up with other guilds - Blue Pegasus, Lamia Scale and Caitshelter - to defeat a dark guild named Oración Seis. These four guilds will each send out members to strike the six members of the Oración Seis down. From Fairy Tail, Natsu, Lucy, Gray and Erza are chosen. They are sent to Master Bob's villa (from Blue Pegasus) to meet up with other members of other guilds. They first meet the representatives of Blue Pegasus, the Trimens - Hibiki, Eve and Ren - and Ichiya. Afterwards, they meet Lyon and Shelly, whom they fought with before, and Jura from Lamia Scale. The episode ends with everyone surprised upon seeing Wendy from Caitshelter, a petite girl who arrives last.

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  • Maiden of the Sky
    9.5/10 5 votes

    #3 - Maiden of the Sky

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2010-11-15

    Wendy is captured by the Oración Seis, and so is Happy! Erza is poisoned, and the poison is spreading through her body, which will eventually lead to her death. Erza requests for her arm to be cut off, but Charle says that Wendy can save her. Turns out, Wendy is the Sky Dragon Slayer, who has healing powers. The representatives intend to save Wendy and Happy, in order to be able to heal Erza. Oracion Seis intend to use Wendy's healing power to resurrect a certain person. Lucy stays behind with Hibiki to take care of Erza, while the others set off to rescue Happy and Wendy. On the way, Natsu, Gray and Charles are surrounded by Naked Mummy, who is working for the Oracion Seis, and have to defeat them. Wendy is ordered to revive a certain person, and that person is ... Jellal!

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  • Let’s Hold Hands
    9.4/10 5 votes

    #4 - Let’s Hold Hands

    Season 3 Episode 26 - Aired 2012-03-17

    Acnologia arrives at the island and begins to destroy it. Seeing the Black Dragon of Apocalypse, Makarov tells his guild members to run while he fights it, but the fairies wouldn't leave without their master and decide to fight alongside him. However, their efforts ended up being futile as Acnologia releases his Dragon's Roar, seemingly destroying the island and everyone on it.

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  • Zero
    9.2/10 5 votes

    #5 - Zero

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2011-01-31

    Erza manages to overcome Midnight's illusory magic, while Natsu, Gray, Lucy and Happy confront Brain's staff, Klodoa. Realizing Midnight's defeat, Klodoa explains that Brain has an alternate destructive personality called Zero that was kept sealed by the members of the Oración Seis using body link magic. The seal is released and Zero emerges and defeats Natsu, Grey, Lucy and Happy with ease. Erza, Jellal, Wendy and Charle make haste as Zero initiates Nirvana to fire upon Cait Shelter.

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  • Natsu vs. Gildarts
    9.2/10 5 votes

    #6 - Natsu vs. Gildarts

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2011-10-01

    For their preliminary trials, Juvia and Lisanna face off against Erza, while Elfman and Evergreen find themselves standing against Mirajane. Meanwhile, Natsu enthusiastically battles against Gildarts, with a series of flashbacks detailing how Natsu had never once been able to defeat him since childhood. Just when Natsu believes he has gained the upper hand, Gildarts unleashes an immense aura of magical power, prompting Natsu to surrender in fear. Gildarts teaches Natsu the benefits that fear has in order for him to grow stronger, and tells him that he has passed his preliminary trial.

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  • Mest
    9.2/10 5 votes

    #7 - Mest

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2011-10-08

    After being defeated by Gray and Loke, Mest convinces Wendy to help him look for a secret he claims to be hidden on the island. Worried about Wendy, Charle arrives on Tenrou Island together with Pantherlily, who doubts Mest's claims of being Mystogan's disciple and suspects that Mest may not be a member of Fairy Tail. Meanwhile, Levy and Gajeel pass through the only route devoid of opponents, Elfman and Evergreen defeat Mirajane, and Juvia and Lisanna lose against Erza. For the second part of the exam, the remaining participants are instructed by Makarov to search the island for the grave of Mavis, Fairy Tail's first master, within six hours. During their search, Elfman and Evergreen encounter the black-haired youth, who unwillingly unleashes a wave of lethal magic, though Natsu arrives in time to save his friends.

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  • Makarov Charges
    9.2/10 5 votes

    #8 - Makarov Charges

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2011-10-29

    Mest is revealed to be a member of the Magic Council sent to Tenrou Island to search for incriminating evidence against Fairy Tail and disband it. He, Wendy, Charle, and Pantherlily are attacked and defeated by Azuma, one of Grimoire Heart's most powerful members, the Seven Kin of Purgatory, who easily destroys the fleet of council ships Mest had summoned for support. Makarov attempts to cast Fairy Law to repel Grimoire Heart, but the dark guild's master Hades counters the spell with Grimoire Law. Makarov recognizes Hades as Purehito, his predecessor as the master of Fairy Tail.

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  • Fire Dragon vs. Flame God
    9.2/10 5 votes

    #9 - Fire Dragon vs. Flame God

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2011-11-12

    Natsu is overwhelmed by Zancrow's God Slayer magic, which proves superior to his own Dragon Slayer magic. Upon finding Makarov badly injured during his fight, Natsu regains his resolve and defeats Zancrow by nullifying his own magical power, allowing him to eat Zancrow's flames and combine their power with his own. Meanwhile, Lucy, Cana, Gray, and Loke fight Caprico, another member of the Seven Kin, while Mirajane and Lisanna fight Azuma.

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  • Grand Magic World
    9.2/10 5 votes

    #10 - Grand Magic World

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2011-11-19

    Azuma learns of Mirajane's former identity as "the Demon" and straps Lisanna to a time bomb so he can fight Mirajane at full strength. Not wanting to lose Lisanna again, Mirajane sacrifices herself to defend Lisanna from the explosion. The remaining members of Fairy Tail learn from the Seven Kin their true goal: to resurrect Zeref and bring about the World of Great Magic, where only wizards would thrive while the rest of humanity would be subject to hell on earth. Meanwhile, Ultear finds Zeref and, after a brief battle, successfully captures him.

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  • Tenrou Tree
    9.2/10 5 votes

    #11 - Tenrou Tree

    Season 3 Episode 17 - Aired 2012-01-14

    Gildarts fights Bluenote while Fried and Bickslow, who returned to Tenrou Island together with him, help Levy, Lisanna, and Pantherlily to fight Rustyrose. Meanwhile, Azuma reveals to Erza that he has used his magic, the Great Tree Arc, to absorb the magic-giving energy of the island's giant Tenrou Tree, destroying it and draining the strength of all the Fairy Tail members on the island except Erza.

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  • Erza vs Azuma
    9.2/10 5 votes

    #12 - Erza vs Azuma

    Season 3 Episode 18 - Aired 2012-01-21

    Erza makes Azuma promise to return her guild's magical power if she defeats him. She herself is nearly defeated when Azuma uses the Tenrou Tree's magic, but receives her second wind upon hearing Jellal's voice and, drawing power from the tree's magic, cuts Azuma down

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  • Rolling Thunder
    9.2/10 5 votes

    #13 - Rolling Thunder

    Season 3 Episode 21 - Aired 2012-02-11

    Natsu Dragneel, Lucy Heartfilia, Gray Fullbuster, Erza Scarlet and Wendy Marvell square off against Hades, where they are easily struck down. However, Laxus Dreyar storms in to save the day.

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  • Realm of the Abyss
    9.2/10 5 votes

    #14 - Realm of the Abyss

    Season 3 Episode 23 - Aired 2012-02-25

    With a supercharge from Laxus, Natsu turns into an ultra-powerful Thunder-Flame Dragon! But will it be enough to rival the unfathomable strength of the deepest of magics? And will an exhausted Fried and Bickslow manage to finish off the tenacious duo of Yomazu and Kawazu?

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  • Memories
    9.1/10 300 votes

    #15 - Memories

    Season 8 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-11-18

    About 400 years ago, a boy who lost his beloved family, continued his forbidden search and was cursed by the God Ankhseram.

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  • Mavis and Zeref
    9.1/10 241 votes

    #16 - Mavis and Zeref

    Season 8 Episode 12 - Aired 2018-12-23

    Mavis finally reveals the secrets of her past, including her connection with Fairy Tail, Zeref, and her own sin. The ever-turning gears of fate offer glimpses of hope, but also produce one final, tragic contradiction.

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  • Natsu vs. Zeref
    9.1/10 238 votes

    #17 - Natsu vs. Zeref

    Season 8 Episode 17 - Aired 2019-02-03

    Wizard guilds all across Fiore join Fairy Tail in the battle against Zeref's armies. Meanwhile, Natsu and Happy speed off to the west to defeat Zeref once and for all.

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  • Hearts Connected
    9.1/10 534 votes

    #18 - Hearts Connected

    Season 8 Episode 50 - Aired 2019-09-22

    Lucy's plan for stopping Acnologia's physical form is immediately ruined, but everyone comes together to keep hope alive. Inside the time rift, Natsu and the other Dragon Slayers face the spirit form of Acnologia in an epic seven-against-one battle.

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  • Love & Lucky
    9.0/10 4 votes

    #19 - Love & Lucky

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2010-10-25

    Someone has been following Lucy for a while and takes caution. She finds out that her stalker is none other than her father, who narrates that Heartfilia Railways has been confiscated. He tells that he went to Lucy to ask for 100,000 jewel but she refuses. When Lucy is about to decide on a job, she overhears the other guild members discussing about a place called Acalypha, where a trade guild, Love and Lucky, is being held up by a group of armed robbers. Lucy recalls that her father had mentioned deciding to go work at a trade guild in Acalypha, which leaves her worried. She arrives there, in hopes of saving her father. With the help of her celestial spirits, she saves the victims from the robbers, but is surprised to find out that her father was not one of the victims, and only arrived after the victims were saved, since he had to walk. Lucy's father apologizes to Lucy, regretting what he had said the previous day, regarding asking Lucy for money.

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  • Enter the Oración Seis!
    9.0/10 5 votes

    #20 - Enter the Oración Seis!

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2010-11-08

    The coalition of conjurers gathers at their meeting place to discuss their plan to stop Oracion Seis. But when the allies are ambushed, the crew get a taste of the evil prowess they're up against!

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  • The Girl and the Ghost
    9.0/10 5 votes

    #21 - The Girl and the Ghost

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-11-22

    Natsu and Gray are up against the Naked Mummy guild. Meanwhile, Wendy is instructed to revive Jellal, who she "owes her life to". Wendy, though having heard of Jellal's bad deeds before, does not believe in them. Instead, she decides to resurrect Jellal, the one who saved her life. Natsu and Gray easily defeat the whole Naked Mummy guild, and are now up against Erigor, whom Natsu had once defeated. Lamia Scale and Blue Pegasus (excluding Hibiki and Ichiya, since Ichiya was captured) also defeat the other guilds they are up against. Nastu soon defeats Erigor, and everyone finds out where the base of Oración Seis is by asking those they defeated. Having reached near the base, Natsu shouts for Happy and Wendy, and attracts the attention of the Oracion Seis. Racer starts a fight with Natsu and Gray. Natsu and Charle go to find Wendy and Happy themselves, while Gray battles Racer alone. The two arrive to see Jellal revived. Natsu, Happy, Wendy and Charles leave first in order to heal Erza. Racer sees them escaping and tries to stop them, but Gray stops him in his tracks instead.

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  • Dead Grand Prix
    9.0/10 5 votes

    #22 - Dead Grand Prix

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2010-11-29

    Hibiki manages to communicate with Natsu through his magic, Archive, and informs him how to get to where Erza is. Meanwhile, Gray is having trouble defeating Racer and his Dead Grand Prix, a ton of magic motorcycles. Gray gets on one of the motorcycles and starts a race battle with Racer. Halfway through the race, Gray encounters Lyon and Sherry, and Lyon joins in the battle. While in battle, Lyon discovers Racer's weakness and whispers it to Gray, and then freezes Gray. Sherry joins in too, but soon gets defeated. Lyon almost gets defeated, and when Racer is just about to stab him, he tells Racer that he knows of his magic - lowering the speed of his opponents, or rather, slowing down their sense of time in a certain area. Gray has broken free from the ice and is at the tip of it, and fires an ice arrow at Racer. However, Racer reveals an explosive lacrima on his body, and plans to take Gray, Lyon and Sherry along with him by killing them. Just as Racer is about to run to Gray, Lyon grabs Racer and jumps down the cliff, followed by a huge explosion. Brain knows that Racer is defeated, and wakes up Midnight.

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  • Darkness
    9.0/10 5 votes

    #23 - Darkness

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2010-12-06

    Jura starts a battle with Hot Eye of the Heavenly Eye, and Wendy wakes up and heals Erza. Meanwhile, Cobra follows Jellal, being unable to read his mind, to see that Jellal finds Nirvana. Natsu runs off to find Jellal, determined to not let him meet Erza. Erza hears the name "Jellal" and sets off by herself without the others knowing. Racer's personal guild, Harpyia, tries to stop Natsu, but is easily defeated. Hibiki explains about the power of Nirvana - the people in between the power of light and darkness switch to the opposite element. The people of light who feel powerful negative emotion fall into darkness. Fearing that Wendy, who blames herself for reviving Jellal, would fall into darkness as well, Hibiki knocks her unconcious. Meanwhile, Sherry, who feels that Gray has caused Lyon's death, has fallen into darkness, and knocks Gray unconscious. Hot Eye is also affected by Nirvana, and teams up with Jura. Ren heads toward the light, but Midnight, who begins to hunt the magicians, gets Eve as his first victim.

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  • Celestial Skirmish
    9.0/10 5 votes

    #24 - Celestial Skirmish

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2010-12-13

    Natsu is after Erza and Jellal and Lucy and Hibiki and Carla and Wendy are after him. As they search for him Natsu appears to find Gray unconsious in a stream. Natsu helps him out but Gray is actually two spirits from Oracien Seis. Gemi and Mini twin spirits of Gemini. They can copy anyone and know exactly what their thoughts are and copy their magical power. Gray (Gemini) undoes and anchor on a raft which Natsu is on and Natsu becomes sea-sick. Lucy and Hibiki arrive and see Gray is about to kill Natsu. They assume he has fallen for the darkness of Nirvanna. When they try to stop him Gemini takes on the form of Lucy then is able to control Saggitarius, who Lucy called out to stop Gray, Saggitaruis shoots at Hibiki making him unable to battle. Then Oracien Seis's Celestial Spirit Wizard appears, Angel. She tells Gemini to stop. Lucy replaces Saggitarius with Aquarius and Angel calls out Scorpio.

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  • Jellal of Days Gone By
    9.0/10 5 votes

    #25 - Jellal of Days Gone By

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2010-12-20

    Though Angel is defeated, Lucy and Natsu end up falling down a giant waterfall; when they regain consciousness, they are attacked by Sherry, who is stopped by Gray and Lyon. Wendy reveals to Charle her past concerning Jellal and how she came to Cait Shelter. Meanwhile, Erza finds an amnesiac Jellal at the site of Nirvana; Jellal reveals that he placed a self-destructive spell on Nirvana, which Oración Seis mage Cobra is unable to dispel. Seeing the pain he has caused Erza, Jellal places a self-destructive magic upon himself.

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