A dragon that raised Natsu Dragoneel as his son. Igneel also taught the Natsu the Fire Dragon Slayer magic. For some unknown reason Igneel disappeared on 7th July X777 without telling Natsu. Natsu still searches for any leads and has discovered that all the dragons have disappeared that same day.
After Natsu defeats Jellal, Igneel is seen speaking to Grandine about Natsu. Grandine is eager about the day when Natsu will meet Wendy. Igneel's name is mentioned several times after that arc.