Natsu, as he appears in the anime adaptation
|Name|| Natsu Dragneel |
|Skills||Dragon Slayer Magic|
|Known Relatives||Igneel (Foster-father)|
|Edolas Counterpart||Natsu Dragion|
|Seiyū||Kakihara Tetsuya (Anime)|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 1|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
Natsu Dragneel (ナツ・ドラグニル Natsu Doragoniru) is the male lead in the Fairy Tail series. He is a young wizard in the Fairy Tail wizard guild, searching for his foster-father, the dragon, Igneel, who vanished 7 years prior to the main storyline. He has a close relationship with his friends, Lucy Heartfilia, Happy, Gray Fullbuster, and Erza Scarlet, though he is often at odds with Gray, which leaves Erza to stop their fights, often using force.
Natsu is a vehement supporter of his guild, which leads him to flare up in anger when Fairy Tail's reputation is sullied or its members are attacked. Because of his destructive nature while on missions, he has gained infamy throughout the country of Fiore as Salamander with his pink hair, scale-patterned scarf and use of flame magic contributing to his nickname. Natsu's guild tattoo is on his right upper-arm.
 Magic and Abilities
Natsu is capable of using a lost branch of magic known as Fire Dragon Slayer (火の滅竜魔法 Hino Metsuryū Mahō) which was taught to him by his foster-father, Igneel. This magic allows Natsu to transform his body's physiology to that of a fire dragon, enabling him to breathe fire and envelop his body in flames to increase his destructive power. As a Dragon Slayer, he also possesses a hypersensitive sense of smell and the capability to consume his own element, fire, to restore his stamina though he cannot ingest his own flames.
After eating Aetherion and Jellal's Flame of Rebuke, Natsu entered a state called "Dragon Force", which is said to be the highest level of Dragon Slayer magic, where his skin became scaly similiar to a dragon and his strength and speed increased drastically allowing him to launch incredibly powerful flame attacks.
- Fire Dragon's Roar (火竜の咆哮 Karyū no Hōkō): Natsu is capable of breathing flames over large distances in order to attack enemies.
- Fire Dragon's Iron Fist (火竜の鉄拳 Karyū no Tekken): Enveloping his fist in fire, Natsu increases his punch's destructive power.
- Fire Dragon's Wings (火竜の翼撃 Karyū no Yokugeki): Natsu attacks by striking enemies with his arms covered in flames.
- Fire Dragon's Claws (火竜の鉤爪 Karyū no Gakizume): Natsu enhances his kick's destructive power with fire.
- Fire Dragon's Sword-edge (火竜の剣角 Karyū no Kenkaku): Natsu attacks his enemy by charging at them head-on, with his entire body covered in flames.
- Fire Dragon's Brilliant Flame (火竜の煌炎 Karyū no Kōen): A simultaneous attack with Natsu creating fireballs on both fists and striking the enemy.
- Fire Dragon's Blazing Elbow (火竜の炎肘 Karyū no Enchū): Natsu ignites his elbow, which creates propulsion to augment the force of his punch.
- Crimson Fire Dragon Fist (紅蓮火竜拳 Guren Karyūken): Natsu launches a flurry of punches at his opponent, creating an explosion with each connecting hit.
- Fire Dragon's Destructive Fang (火竜の砕牙 Karyū no Saiga): An attack where Natsu attempts to pierce and slash the enemy with a blazing hand.
- Dragon Slayer Secret Arts (滅竜奥義 Metsuryū ōgi)
- Crimson Exploding Blade(紅蓮爆炎刃 Guren Bakuenjin): Natsu launches a series of attacks, ending with a wave of flame blades, which explode upon contact with the enemy.
- "Offense-Type" Crimson Phoenix Sword (「不知火型」紅蓮鳳凰劍 "Shiranuigata" Guren Hōōken): A powerful punching attack which Natsu was only seen using while Dragon Force was invoked. "不知火型" is an offensive stance taken in Sumo-wrestling, but can also be read literally as "Sea of Flames-Type".