The BEST Episodes of Fairy Tail
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 8, 2019
Network: TV Tokyo
In the land of Fiore, magic is everywhere. Sorcerers are like skilled tradesmen who band together in "guilds" and take on paying assignments for non-magic wielders, like hunting monsters, retrieving lost items or running odd errands. Lucy is an aspiring wizard who wants to hook up with the coolest guild around, Fairy Tail. One day, she meets a red-headed boy who saves her from a unscrupulous wizard, and before she knows it, she's introduced to the wild and wacky band of wizards of Fairy Tail and begins the adventure of a lifetime.
#1 - 100 Against 1
Season 4 - Episode 17
In the event called Pandemonium, Erza has opted to take on 100 powerful magic-generated monsters by herself... but what is the secret of the one S-class monster?!
#2 - Let’s Hold Hands
Season 3 - Episode 26
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.
#3 - The One Thing I Couldn't Say
Season 3 - Episode 16
Cana finds Mavis's grave and reflects on her reasons for becoming an S-Class wizard: her father is revealed to be Gildarts, who is unaware of his relationship with her, leading the younger, timid Cana to decide to become an S-Class wizard and bolster her own confidence to reveal the truth to him. However, Cana realizes that she had also betrayed Lucy in her determination. Wracked with guilt, Cana takes the Fairy Glitter spell from the grave and uses an enchanted card leading her to Lucy as she and her friends are attacked by Bluenote. She tries to perform the spell on Bluenote, but fails. However, she is saved when Gildarts arrives and attacks Bluenote.
#4 - Eternal Adventure
Season 7 - Episode 10
Mavis says farewell to Zera and contemplates her next move after the successful defeat of Blue Skull. The heartbreaking, hopeful final episode of this arc marks the end of the beginning of Fairy Tail.
#5 - Tartaros Chapter - A Strike from the Stars
Season 6 - Episode 22
All of the Fairy Tail members are flash-frozen, possibly dead, within the giant Tartaros prison called Plutogrim... except for Lucy, who seems to have escaped that fate through luck alone. But that luck seems to have run out as she's pursued through the prison by the members of Tartaros, including the Nine Demon Gates! So it's a good thing she can always count on her friends, the Celestial Spirits!
#6 - Tartaros Chapter - Drops of Fire
Season 6 - Episode 38
It's dragons to the rescue before the Face devices can siphon all magic from the continent. But even as one crisis is averted, there's still the final battle between Igneel and Acnologia, as well as the reappearance of another well-nigh omnipotent foe.
#7 - Realm of the Abyss
Season 3 - Episode 23
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?
#8 - Four Dragons
Season 4 - Episode 24
The fourth day's final battle between Sabertooth and Fairy Tail kicks off with Natsu and Gajeel proving themselves as formidable opponents against the Twin Dragons of Sabertooth, but when push comes to shove, Sting and Rogue decide to utilize their trump card and turn the tides of the battle. Will the Fairies attain victory against their opponents or will the Tigers stay true to their title as Fiore's strongest guild?
#9 - Daybreak on Tenrou Island
Season 3 - Episode 24
The battle with Hades reaches its thrilling conclusion! Finally, dawn comes to Tenroujima... But is this really the end?
#10 - When the Fire Dies
Season 8 - Episode 47
Mavis faces Zeref alone inside Fairy Tail's guildhall. As she reveals her conflicting feelings and the key to her plan, Zeref makes a sudden realization. Meanwhile, Lucy's team watches as Zeref's Book of E.N.D. starts to fade away…
#11 - Natsu vs. the Twin Dragons
Season 4 - Episode 25
The tag battle of the Dragon Slayers comes to a close, with Natsu intrepidly overpowering the combined attacks of Sting and Rogue. The Sabertooth members watch in dismay, whilst Jiemma seethes in anger over the defeat of the Twin Dragons, causing the nearby spectators to be frightened away. On the contrary, the rest of Fairy Tail celebrates in joy as its team receives 10 points, finally surpassing Team Sabertooth by only a single point. Meanwhile, Gajeel, back to his senses after being dragged by Natsu into a cart earlier, stumbles upon a cave full of dragon skeletons, much to his shock. And during that night, Jellal finally manages to corner the source of the dark aura, standing in complete disbelief at the identity of the mysterious, hooded person.
#12 - Fire Dragon vs. Flame God
Season 3 - Episode 9
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.
#13 - The Man Without an Emblem
Season 3 - Episode 22
Laxus fights Hades with full force and manages to seemingly overpower him. Meanwhile at the camp, the uninjured Fairy Tail members try to protect the injured from the return of some members of Grimoire Heart. Can Laxus manage to take revenge for his grandfather's defeat?
#14 - Fantasia
Season 1 - Episode 48
After casting Fairy Law, Laxus notices that nobody has been killed, as he in fact, never thought of any of Fairy Tail as enemies, much to his surprise. Laxus and Natsu finally clash one last time and with help of Gajeel, Natsu is able to defeat Laxus. Fantasia is postponed for 1 day, and an injured Laxus goes to Fairy Tail to have a talk with Makarov, in where he's expelled but remain in good terms. Fantasia is then hosted, just as Makarov and the rest of guild, give a sign to Laxus which was something he came up to Makarov when Laxus was a child.
#15 - Lisanna
Season 2 - Episode 47
On Earthland, the queen of the Exceed reveals that Exceed eggs had been sent to Earth to save them after she foresaw that Extalia would fall; Charle, possessing the same powers, had mistaken these visions as a mission. When the Exceed leave to find the remaining eggs, Panther Lily remains behind to be Gajeel's partner and to honour Mystogan's dedication to Fairy Tail. However, Panther Lily has brought them an unusual captive: Lisanna, who explains she is actually Earthland's Lisanna.
#16 - Power of Life
Season 3 - Episode 20
It's Ul's pupil vs. Ul's daughter! What is Ultear really after and why has she turned against her own flesh and blood? The final battle with the leader of the 7 Kin of Purgatory comes to its thrilling conclusion!
#17 - Tartaros Chapter - Celestial Spirit King vs. Underworld King
Season 6 - Episode 23
Lucy is a wreck after giving up Aquarius forever in exchange for a one-time summoning of the Celestial Spirit King, who then takes on Mard Geer, the Underworld King. And Lucy finds she doesn't have time for tears as the explosive Jackal tries to take her out of the picture.
#18 - Fairy Tail, Year X791
Season 3 - Episode 27
Seven years have passed since the destruction of Tenroujima and the disappearance of everyone on the island. The guild is in a sad state of affairs, with members leaving in droves, decent work in short supply, and Fairy Tail itself supplanted by a bigger, badder guild, Twilight Ogre. But one day, the members of Blue Pegasus fly over to deliver some startling news...
#19 - Gloria
Season 5 - Episode 14
The Grand Magic Games are ending at last! But who will be the last wizard standing? And which guild will be crowned the strongest in Fiore?
#20 - The Right To Love
Season 3 - Episode 25
The battle for Tenroujima is over, and Makarov puts the S Class Advancement Exam on hold for now... Meanwhile, Cana decides to tell Gildarts the truth, even though she's not an S Class wizard. But whatever happened to Zeref?
#21 - Freezing Fighting Spirit
Season 3 - Episode 19
Azuma transforms into a tree as a result of overusing his Great Tree Ark, but makes good on his promise to Erza and returns the guild's magical power, giving Gildarts, Fried and Bickslow enough strength to defeat Bluenote and Rustyrose. Meanwhile, Ultear tells Gray that the only spell that can defeat Hades is Iced Shell. She then takes Zeref and returns to Meldy, revealing to her that she is actually trying to manipulate Gray into defeating Hades for her so she can keep Zeref for herself. However, Gray is unfooled by her deception and, catching onto her true motives, challenges her.
#22 - Fairy Tactician
Season 5 - Episode 3
While everyone is focused on the last event at the Grand Magic Games, Team Natsu slips into the palace to try to spring the imprisoned Lucy. Meanwhile, Mavis, the progenitor of Fairy Tail, uses wartime strategy in a bid to lead her team to victory!
#23 - Natsu vs. Zeref
Season 8 - Episode 17
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.
#24 - The Boy Back Then
Season 2 - Episode 42
The queen of the Exceed reveals that her divine image was a lie perpetuated by the Elders to protect the Exceed from humans, but her inner strength convinces the Exceed to try and save Extalia with their own strength. When the lacrima suddenly disappears, Mystogan arrives to explain that he has restored Magnolia and thanks Panther Lily for saving his life while Lily reveals Mystogan is Prince Jellal of Edolas.
#25 - The Power of Feelings
Season 2 - Episode 18
Having told Wendy to destroy the sixth Lacrima in his place, Jellal appears at the first Lacrima and gives Natsu the "Flame of Guilt". Natsu consumes the flame and enters Dragon Force for his fight against Zero and they power up for the final blow. Meanwhile, everyone reaches their respective destinations and wait for the right moment to strike.