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Gray is an ice mage in the series Fairy Tail. He stays calm and collected most of the time and has a bad habit of forgetting where his clothes are and stripping down without realizing it.
As a child Gray's entire village, including his family, was killed by the Demon Deliora. He was retrieved from the wreckage by Ur and her pupil Lyon. Ur was a powerful ice mage and was said to be strong enough to be one of the Ten Wizard Saints. She decided that she would take Gray under her wing and make him her second apprentice. Gray agreed to this so that one day he could become strong enough to challenge and kill Deliora to avenge his parents.
Ur started training Gray in her special ways of using ice magic, and he quickly found out what made it so unique. In order to truly master ice magic Ur said that they had to go into the tundra and strip, so that they could fully overcome the cold weather. He reluctantly agreed to do this, and after doing it long enough he didn't even notice it. In fact, he began to develop the unfortunate habit of stripping without even realizing it, whether during training or in the middle of town.
Gray eventually thought he had mastered his training and believed he was now strong enough to face Deliora. He challenged the demon prematurely however and was going to be killed, but Lyon and Ur stepped in. Lyon tried to use the Ice Shell technique to defeat Deliora, even though he knew it would kill him, he still wanted to do it so he could prove that he had surpassed Ur. Ur froze him before he could do it, and sacrificed herself to encase the demon in her own Ice Shell spell. When Lyon was unfrozen he blamed Gray for what happened to their master.
Now without a master Gray found his way to Fairy Tail in search of a place he could stay. Here he quickly made friends with Cana, and rivals with Erza. However, after seeing Erza crying by the river one day, he stopped trying to challenge her and accepted her as another member of the guild. From then on, he feared Erza like the rest of the members of the guild. However, his search for a rival didn't take long as he quickly found one in Natsu, mostly because Gray used ice and Natsu used fire, making them opposites from the start.
Fairy Tail Stamp Location: He has a dark blue stamp on his right breast.
According to Hiro Mashima, Gray Fullbuster's stripping fetish is a common thing that Hiro Mashima did when he was younger. He calls it a bad habit which Gray picked up from his teacher, Ur. He first appears in Fairy Tail volume 1 and episode 2. Gray is voiced by Yuuichi Nakamura and Eri Kitamura (child) in the Japanese version and Newton Pittman in the English version.
Gray Fullbuster is similar to another character, Hamrio Musica, from one of Hiro Mashima's earlier works, Rave Master. Musica is compared to Gray Fullbuster because of their similar talents, Silver Claiming and Ice Make, respectively. Musica can manipulate silver metal into weapons, and Gray can manipulate ice into weapons. However, Musica needs a silver accessory to create his weapons, whereas Gray creates ice through the use of his magic. Gray and Musica are also similar in appearance because of their spiky black hair, even though Musica's hairstyle is originally different. Other similarities between the two include: rivalry to main protagonist (Gray to Natsu; Musica to Haru), murdered family members (Deliora killed his family; Lance slaughtered Musica's family), deceased mentors( Ur for Gray; Rize for Musica), and counterparts who possess the same ability as them (Lyon Bastia for Gray; Reina for Musica).
|Gray Fullbuster and Juvia have a strange, one sided relationship. They first met each other during the Phantom arc, and Juvia instantly falls head over heels for Gray. Though, Juvia has issues communicating with Gray, and she ends up attacking Gray who defeats her. As time goes on, Juvia stalks Gray and has some wild imaginations of her and him together. In Gray's case, he has no feelings for Juvia and sees her as his comrade in the guild. He does not seem to notice Juvia's feelings for him.|
Gray first appears in the series when Lucy joins Fairy Tail and she starts getting introduced to each of the members, each one getting crazier and crazier as she goes. She meets Gray and her first encounter with him doesn't go over so well as his exhibitionist habits have not died down over the years and he has misplaced his pants. She also learns that Gray and Natsu have a long running rivalry and are constantly fighting.
Erza returns to the guild with news of a new mission and she needs some help with it. She tells Gray and Natsu to join her, and because both of them fear her they agree no questions asked. The team hunts down Eligor and his guild Eisenwald to stop them from using the flute Lullaby, a flute that plays music that is able to steal the souls of those who hear it. Gray believes that they are trying to use the town's broadcast center to play the music across the area. Making his way, to the broadcast center he discovers it was a trap, and is attacked by Rayule, who has the power to wrap people in shadows. Gray is enraged by the way that the guild has been acting and at their plans and uses his powers to freeze over Rayule and his shadows, telling him that Dark Guilds aren't the only guilds you should fear.
Gray and his team hunt down the remaining members of Eisenwald who are making their way to the Magic Council's meeting to destroy each member of it with the music. However when they arrive there they discover that the crisis has already been resolved and Eisenwald has now surrendered. But just then the flute comes to life itself and turns into its true form, that of a giant monster capable of crushing mountains. The beast expects to make short work of the mages, but Natsu, Erza, and Gray fight it together and destroy it quickly, proving to all that they truly are Fairy Tail's strongest team.
Natsu's team decides to take on their first S-Rank mission, despite Erza telling them not to. Gray decides he wants no part in it until Makarov says that only Laxus could bring him back. This enrages Gray and he heads off after Natsu and Lucy. They arrive on an island where everyone turns into monsters when the moon is out and they are asked to remove the curse that is causing this. Gray decides to help them out after this and they begin exploring the island, and while doing so they fall into a pit where Gray finds the demon Deliora frozen there. He explains to his friends about how this monster destroyed his village and how Ur used her Ice Shell spell to encase him.
They quickly find that Gray's old partner Lyon is trying to unseal Deliora in an attempt to defeat it once and for all and surpass their master. Gray tries to fight him but is so wrought with guild over Ur's death that he loses. The next morning after escaping the battle the team awakens to find Erza has come to bring them back. Gray tries to tell her of the severity of this situation, but she says she doesn't care, that this is not her mission and she will bring them home even if she has to cut them down to do it. Gray can't take it anymore and he grabs her sword with his bare hands, telling her that he doesn't care what she does to him, he is not leaving. He runs off to battle Lyon again and stop him, and the site of his rebellion causes Erza to change her mind and she decides to help.
Gray has a rematch with Lyon, but this time he explains to him that Ur is still alive as the ice encasing Deliora and if it melts then she will die. Lyon doesn't care, and after hearing this Gray no longer decides that he is going to fight to save his former partner, he is now going to fight to defeat him. Gray's well balanced Ice Make spells are able to defeat Lyon, however the Ice has already begun to melt. Gray is about to use the Ice Shell spell himself, but the demon dies as soon as he is freed as a result of being sealed away for so many years. After the battle Gray tells Lyon that he should really consider joining a guild, but Lyon refuses and decides to keep exploring the world to find stronger opponents to prove himself.
After returning from this mission, Gray and the rest of his team discovered that Fairy Tail had been attacked by the rival guild Phantom Lord. Along with his other Fairy Tail members they stormed Phantom Lord to get revenge but had to retreat when Makarov was defeated and needed instant medical attention.
While waiting to see what would happen to Makarov and as the guild tried to formulate a plan, the walking guild of Phantom Lord began to make its move and marched on Fairy Tail, aiming its giant cannon at Fairy Tail to destroy it. Erza defended the guild from the attack while Gray, Natsu, and Elfman snuck aboard Phantom Lord. Gray came face to face with Juvia, one of the Elemental 4, whose body was made completely of water.
Juvia instantly develops a crush on him, but when he says he will never hand Lucy over to Phantom Lord, she thinks it means he is in love with her and she goes into a rage. He freezes her over, but after realizing he accidentally groped her in the process, he lets her go. She tried to confess her love for him, but is too depressed by the rain that her own body is creating. He is able to defeat her and stops the rain in the process, making her see him with even more respect and admiration.
He goes on to fight Jose Porla, leader of Phantom Lord, along with Elfman and Erza, but Porla is too powerful and defeats them all quickly. However Makarov, fully recovered, comes back and saves them all. After the battle Gray works to rebuild Fairy Tail, and receives a mysterious boxed lunch from a secret admirer. He doesn't know this is from Juvia who is watching him from afar, so he gives it to Natsu.
After returning from the tower, Gray is surprised to see a newly built guild with added features. Upon entering it, he and the others learn that Juvia and Gajeel, to everyone's discontent and shock, joined Fairy Tail. Shortly after, Gray and Juvia embark on a mission assigned by Makarov. Once they return, Gray decides to enjoy the Harvest Festival and the Miss Fairy Tail Pageant which gets interrupted by Laxus and his bodyguards, the Raijinshuu.
With Laxus using the stoned girls in the Miss Fairy Tail Pageant as hostages to force everyone in the guild to participate in his fighting contest, Gray runs to the city to find him but is stopped by Bixlow. As the battle between the two ensue, Gray manages to destroy his puppets only to replaced with manikins from a clothing store. Bixlow then runs off to an alley with Gray trailing behind him where he traps the ice mage in a rune created by Fried. Unable to use his magic because of the enchantment, Gray decides to use brute force to bring him down, but is defeated by the attacks of Bixlow's puppets.
Later near the end of the arc, Gray uses Warren's telepathic magic to communicate to the injured Fairy Tail members and explain the current situation. After doing so, he and the rest of the guild use whatever remaining power they have to destroy Laxus' Thunder Palace, saving the town. But due to the Living Link magic placed on Laxus' spell, they were all struck with a lightning counterattack knocking most of them out. It was shown that Gray managed to destroy four Lacrima crystals, the second most after Erza who destroyed two hundred.
Following the events of the fighting festival, Gray and Juvia are seen on the same float, acting as the king and queen of an ice palace.
With Oracion Seis, a dark guild and a member of the Balam Alliance, being active as of late, the legitimate guilds decide to create an alliance of their own to deal with them. Makarov chooses Gray and Team Natsu to represent Fairy Tail in this mission and upon reaching their destined meeting location, they join forces with the members of the guilds Lamia Scale, Cait Shelter and Blue Pegasus. To Gray's surprise, he meets his former training partner, Lyon and learns that he is a member of Lamia Scale and part of its delegated team. Once everyone agrees on an appropriate plan of action, they all rush to find Oracion Seis.
Once they find them, Gray tries to help the team by taking on Racer and Angel, but ultimately fails like the others. After they kidnap Wendy (and Happy), Erza, who's been poisoned, asks someone to cut her arm off to stop it from spreading and eventually taking her life. Lyon volunteers to carry out her request, but Gray stops him and states that there must be another way. Charle tells them that Wendy has the power to heal her poison, and in response, Gray and Natsu team up to find and save her.
While in search of Oracion Seis' base, they encounter the Naked Mummy guild and after defeating them, they force them to give them its location. After finding the ruins where Wendy and Happy have been taken, Racer blocks their path but Gray stalls him and tells Natsu to go on ahead. Angered that Gray managed to stop him, he starts to attack him with his incredible speed, making it hard for Gray to keep up with him. Racer then taunts him and starts to initiate one of his spells, Dead Grand Prix.
After being hit several times by a hoard of charging motorcycles, Gray decides to hop onto one and the two race until they stumble upon Lyon and Sherry. Gray tells Lyon to get on, and the duo manage to knock Racer off his motorcycle but Racer manages to do the same to them. They then begin to send a series of attacks on Racer, who dodges each one.
Lyon then figures out his weaknesses and whispers it to Gray. Surprised, Lyon then freezes him and tells him to watch from afar. Once he was about to be killed by Racer, Gray unfreezes himself and sends an ice arrow at the Oracion Seis member, instantly defeating him. As they celebrate their victory, Racer walks towards them with a bomb strapped to his chest. Lyon tackles him off the cliff and gets caught in the explosion, horrifying both Gray and Sherry.
While Gray searches for Lyon, believing that he's still alive, Sherry, who has fallen into darkness as a result of Nirvana's magic, comes from behind and attacks Gray with her wooden doll, seemingly knocking him unconscious. However, when she was about to do the same to Natsu and Lucy, Gray shows up and subdues her. Lyon then shows up and Sherry, relieved that he's alive, is freed form Nirvana and returns to normal. Later, him Natsu and Lucy are caught up in the activation of Nirvana's second stage, forcing them to climb one of its legs to the top to stop it.
With Natsu and Happy flying to the top, Gray and Lucy team up and eventually find Hoteye and Jura. After encountering Midnight, Hoteye does battle with him and tells Gray and the others to leave while he holds him off. They adhere to his request, and run off only to find Natsu being dragged by Brain. Shortly after, Jura fights and defeats him, and Wendy shows up to heal Natsu's poison inflicted on him during his fight with Cobra. They then reach the top of Nirvana, but are unable to figure out how to stop it. Brain, under the disguised voice of Hoteye, tells them that to stop Nirvana they must defeat Midnight who was located at the bottom. But as they open the gate to get there, they realized it was a trap when they got caught in an explosion. Once Gray and the others wake up, they notice that they were unharmed thanks to Jura who protected them with his magic but falls unconscious from his injuries.
While tending to Jura's wounds, Gray and the others are shocked to see Klodoa, Brain's staff and the seventh member of Oracion Seis, speak and attack them. But he then suddenly starts to shiver in fear, explaining that Brain's second personality, code named Zero, will emerge now that all the member of his guild have been defeated. Soon after, Zero shows up and immediately sends an attack at an unconscious Jura. Although Gray manages to stop the attack with his ice shield, it is easily destroyed by Zero's power.
As Hibiki uses his magic to telepathically communicate with everyone, Lyon wills Gray to get back up and he moves to the second leg lacrima to destroy it. After successfully completing the job, him along with everyone else manage to bring down Nirvana. Upon their reunion, the Magic Council approaches them and arrests Hoteye and Jellal. Not willing to let them take Jellal, Gray joins Natsu and convinces the others to take him back. But Erza tells everyone to stop and permits the Council to take him away, prompting saddened looks from everyone.
Once everyone returned, Gray tells the guild members about Edolas as well as their counterparts, especially Cana at whom he could barely hold in his laugh when thinking about her Edolas version. Soon after, him along with the rest of the guild get into a small skirmish which ends with him overexerting himself. Days later, he, like the other members, tries to complete as many jobs as he can to qualify as a viable candidate for the S-Class Wizard Promotion Trial. To his fortune, Makarov, who appears alongside Erza, Mirajane and Gildartz, announces him as one of eight participants of the event. As him and the others talk about the trial, Loke shows up, to Lucy's surprise, and states that he will be Gray's partner since he already made a promise to participate with him and hence temporarily cancels his contract with her during the trial.
Gray uses a very strong type of Ice magic called Ice Make (アイスメイク Aisu Meiku) . He is able to make various constructs out of Ice. His style is considered Static Ice Magic where he shapes different weapons and attacks out of ice such as hammers, lances, fists, and cannons. He is even skilled enough to use the powerful Ice Shell like Ur. On top of being a high class Ice Mage Gray is also able to produce his constructs at an incredibly fast rate, making weapons and attacks in an instant. He is also, like Natsu, a very strong hand to hand combatant. His abilities to use weapons are great but not on par with Erza. On top of his skills Gray has a large amount of magic power giving him immense stamina.
|Ice Make Techniques||Description|
|Ice Make: Shield||Gray creates a giant shield of ice that protects anyone behind it.|
Episodes: 8, 11, 64
|Ice Make: Lance||Gray creates lances that shoot towards the enemy, impaling them.|
|Ice Make: Saucer||Gray creates a spinning ice disk that he launches at his target cutting through like a buzz-saw (Anime only).|
|Ice Make: Spear||Gray can create a spear that can pierce through an enemy.|
|Ice Make: Arrow||Gray creates a bow from which he shoots arrows aimed at his enemy at high speed.|
|Ice Make: Floor||Gray can freeze the ground below him to cause his enemies to slip and fall. He can also use this to cross the sea.|
Episodes: 11, 75
|Ice Make: Prison||Gray can create a large square cage to trap his enemies.|
Episodes: 16, 70
|Ice Make: Sword||Gray can create a sword for combat.|
|Ice Make: Hammer||Gray can create a large hammer that floats above the enemy and falls with great force.|
|Ice Make: Dummy||Gray can create a copy of himself made of ice which can be used to avoid attacks or create a distraction for a surprise attack.|
|Ice Make: Cannon||Gray creates a large hand held cannon which he uses to blast a cannonball made of ice to inflict heavy damage on his opponent.|
Episodes: 67, 70
|Ice Make: Battle Axe||Gray creates an axe made of ice and swings it around to slice his opponents.|
|Ice Make: Rampart||Gray creates a massive wall of ice but uses up a lot of magic.|
|Ice Make: Geyser||Freezing the ground, Gray creates a tower of spikes that impales his opponents.|
|Ice Make: Fist||Gray freezes the ground below him and creates a tower of ice fists that strike his opponent (Anime only).|
|Ice Make: Fishnet||Gray releases icy winds to freeze his opponents (Anime only).|
|Ice Make: Ice Block||Gray creates a giant block of ice to attack his opponents (Anime only).|
|Ice Make: Death Scythe||Gray creates a giant death scythe and swings it at his opponents.|
|Ice Make: Grappling Hook||Gray creates two, four pointed grappling hooks that allows him to lift himself into the air.|
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