The King of Edolas, the parallel world of Earthland, and the main anatagonist in the Edolas Arc who tried to obtain an infinite amount of magic for his kingdom.
He is the King of Edolas who feel his kingdom should know no limits and claim everything. He enjoys watching Coco run, but he is brutal to her to get his way when Coco steals the key. He has a dislike for the Exceeds since they limit the magic for his kindgom.
Faust is created by Hiro Mashima. He has no information what inspires the manga artist to create him. His Japanese actor is Shinichi Kotani.
He makes his first appearance when Coco arrives in his throne room with a report. She states that in four days, the lacrima will be extracted. Faust tells her that it is not enough which makes Coco run around in confusion. When Coco tells Faust that the lacrima will last ten years, Faust replies that they need an endless supply of magic.
In the royal city, Faust makes his second appearance in front of Edolas civilians and Natsu, Lucy, Wendy, Charle, and Happy. (in the anime version, Gajeel appears) He gives a barbaric speech about the lacrima. In his speech, he exclaims that this lacrima is the kingdom's property. Faust promises his people that in the future they will get limitless lacrima that will make this lacrima look like trash. With that statement finished, he slams his staff against the lacrima. His actions makes Natsu very upset.
Back at the castle, Faust holds a meeting with Coco, Byro, Hughes, Sugarboy, and Panther Lilly. In their discussion, they confirm that the Earthland mages have magic stored in their bodies similar to the Exceeds. Yet, Hughes protests that they will use Lucy Heartphilia's magic since it is a waste to kill her. Faust replies that they are under Queen Shagot's orders to kill her, and Byro explains that their technology cannot extract magic from Earthland mages except Dragon Slayers. After the meeting ends, Panther Lilly asks Faust about the recent military build up. Faust only gives him the forbidden glare which makes Panther Lilly leave.
When Happy, Charle, and Lucy are flying about, and Nichiya and the Exceeds arrive to capture them, Faust (with Coco) tells his men to activate code ETD. When the men use the machines on the Exceeds, the Exceeds' bodies are converted to lacrima. The King boosts his men's morale (since they are confused about their loyalties) by telling them that there are no god in this world. Faust declares that they have lived too long with limited amount of magic under the oppression of the Exceeds while the Exceeds capitalizes on magic. He also explains that they will extract the Dragon Slayers' magic to use it against the Queen and the Exceeds.
As Bryo brings the Dragon Key for the cannon, Faust gets stop by Coco who warns them that Panther Lily is on the lacrima island battling the enemies. Despite Coco's words, Faust tells her that sacrifice is necessary, and Panther Lilly is an Exceed. When Coco steals the key, Faust shocks her legs with his staff's magic. He orders Byro to chase after her.
After Erza Scarlet brings Natsu and Gray into the Dragon Cannon room, Gray creates the ice key and activates the cannon. Immediately, Erza grabs Faust and orders the soldiers to change the cannon's trajectory. Yet, Knightwalker appears and attacks Scarlet. Faust orders his soldier to fire the cannon at the lacrima island. As soon as Natsu and his gang escape on Coco's legion, Faust orders his soldiers to bring out the Droma Anim despite it is a forbidden magic.
When Mystogan finally appears and has transported the giant lacrima to Earthland via reverse anima, Faust reappears with his Droma Anim. Faust fires at Natsu and his group, but Mystogan reflects with Three Layered Magic: Mirror Water. Yet, the Droma Anim is impervious to all magic (except dragon slayer magic). Suddenly, Natsu, Gajeel, and Wendy attacks Faust's Droma Anim. Throughout the battle, Wendy has power up Natsu and Gajeel's speed first and then their strength. Faust attacks Wendy to eliminate her help. Even though Natsu and Gajeel has replenish their magic by Natsu gulping the flames from the explosion while Gajeel munches on the Droma Anim's tail, Faust decides to transform his Droma Anim into a darker more insidious form. He makes his mecha dragon take the magic from his surroundings.
Faust's new Droma Anim has Natsu and his two Dragon Slayers on the edge, and as he attacks the dragon slayers, he continues to rant about his power. Natsu regains his second wind and tells his companions to not give up. Faust has his dragon stomp on Natsu, but Natsu flips the dragon. Gajeel attacks and nails the Droma Anim to the ground. As Natsu is still in the air, he calls Wendy to use her Roar of the Dragon on him. Natsu uses the vortex of Wendy's attack and impales the Droma Anim. Faust finds himself facing three real dragons after Natsu grabs and throws him on the ground. Faust looks in fear at Natsu, Gajeel, and Wendy as he sees dragons, again. He collapses through shock.
Faust is still unconscious and tied up when Natsu tells Mystogan that he is the one who took all the magic in Edolas and defeated the king.
Faust's staff has an electrical attribute.
Faust commands the Droma Anim that is impervious to all magic except Dragon Slayer magic.