Gajeel Redfox (ガジル・レッドフォックス Gajiru Reddofokkusu?), similar to Natsu, is a Dragon Slayer raised by the dragon Metalicana. He specializes in Iron Dragon Slayer magic (鉄の滅竜魔法 Tetsu no Metsurū mahō?), which allows him to transform parts of his body into metal weapons such as clubs and swords, cover his body with nearly indestructible metal scales, and breathe gusts of wind containing metal shards capable of shredding a person's body. He can also consume metal objects for nourishment. He is introduced as an S-Class wizard from Phantom Lord, and is responsible for destroying the original Fairy Tail guildhall. After Phantom Lord is disbanded, Gajeel is encouraged by Makarov to join Fairy Tail in an effort to guide him rather than out of forgiveness. He is generally antagonized and distrusted by the other members of Fairy Tail after being instated into the guild, but gradually proves his loyalty to them despite his gruff and apathetic demeanor. Under Makarov's orders, Gajeel acts as a double agent to spy on Raven Tail's master Iwan Dreyar, which he is forbidden to reveal to his fellow members. After noticing Natsu and Wendy's cat partners, Gajeel becomes self-conscious of the fact that he does not have a cat partner until he befriends Pantherlily, who he openly adores. He is voiced by Wataru Hatano.