One of the coolest aspects about Fairy Tail is its plethora of awesome female characters. Many of the best shonen series focus primarily on male characters, but the amazing women in Fairy Tail help to challenge this trope. While standard shonen series might alienate female fans of the genre who want to see themselves represented, Fairy Tail offers plenty of badass women and girls to populate its story.
That said, who is the best female character in Fairy Tail? This depends on your personal preferences. Do you like powerful badasses with serious demeanors? Then Erza Scarlet might be a favorite of yours. Do you believe all the best female characters are cats? You probably have a huge soft spot for Carla - and likely Millianna, too. No matter what your taste is, Fairy Tail is full of awesome ladies to be your fave.
Erza Scarlet is a core member of Team Natsu. She has a fearsome, serious personality, but is also extremely loyal toward her comrades. Erza possesses many abilities, but her most unique one is Requip, which allows her to rapidly swap out armor and weaponry during battle.
Because of her ability, Satan Soul, which allows her to control the bodies of demons, Mirajane Strauss has trouble thinking of herself as fully human. These complex feelings about her abilities initially make her super aggressive. As she gets more comfortable with herself and sees how her skills prove beneficial, she adopts a kinder, more relaxed attitude.
Cana Alberona is an S-Class mage and the daughter of Gildarts Clive. For the most part, she's quite serious about fulfilling the goals of the Fairy Tail guild - except when she drinks. Cana loves alcohol and has such a high tolerance for it that she has to practically marinate her liver in the stuff to get drunk.
One of the core members of Team Natsu, Lucy Heartfilia combines several wonderful traits into a compelling character. A talented user of Celestial magic, Lucy uses her power with compassion and respect for the Celestial Spirits who serve her. She's concerned about her appearance, but she's also passionate about literature, to the point where she writes a book about her experiences with the Fairy Tail guild.