Laxus Dreyar (ラクサス・ドレアー Rakusasu Doreā?) is Makarov's 23-year-old grandson and initial heir as the master of Fairy Tail. He is an S-Class wizard who specializes in lightning magic to conjure bolts of lightning from his hands. Besides this, he had Dragon Slayer magic artificially implanted in his body by his father, Iwan Dreyar, and is capable of utilizing Lightning Dragon Slayer magic (雷の滅竜魔法 Rai no Metsuryū mahō?) to drastically increase his own strength and breathe beams of lightning. He had a loving relationship with Makarov as a child, but became estranged from him after Makarov excommunicated his father Iwan from Fairy Tail. Believing himself to be stuck in his grandfather's shadow and perceiving his fellow guildmates as "weak", Laxus strives to replace Makarov as the master of Fairy Tail and reorganize it into the strongest guild in Fiore. He tries to take over the guild by starting an interguild battle royal called the "Battle of Fairy Tail", in which those who survive would be allowed to stay in the guild after he becomes its master. When his coup fails, he tries to destroy Magnolia using Fairy Law, which also fails and signifies that he does not truly hate his guild. He is excommunicated from the guild for his actions after being defeated by Natsu and Gajeel, but leaves on reconciled terms with Makarov, humbled by his defeat and acknowledging his love for his guildmates. He later reappears on Tenrō Island, where he helps his former guildmates in their battle against Hades. He is voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi in Japanese and Patrick Seitz in English.