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The Most Powerful Magic in 'Fairy Tail'  

Ashley Glenn
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Fairy Tail is one of those anime series that really introduces you to a whole new world. With so many different types of magic shown throughout the series, it's hard to keep track. Each character has something exceptionally unique about them, whether that's having the ability to unlock celestial spirits from the sky or having the ability to slay literal gods. Whatever kind of magic they may use, it's centric to that character's personality and their story. 

However, there are so many different kinds of magic in Fairy Tail that it's so hard to keep up! It seems like with the introduction of each new character, there's a new kind of magic that's been discovered for the reader. If you've ever wondered what the strongest magic in the series was, we've got you covered. Here are the 15 strongest types of magic to come out of the Fairy Tail series. 

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Fairy Law
Fairy Law is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful Magic in 'Fairy Tail'
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This move is introduced to fans when Makarov decides to finally flex just how powerful he is. Both Laxus and the original leader of the guild, Mavis Vermillion, can use this legendary magic. Considered to be one of the strongest and rarest magic out there, Fairy Law is one of the three Fairy Magic. The interesting thing about this move is that it can only hurt those the caster deems an enemy in their heart. With a bright beam of light enveloping a large perimeter around the caster, all friends and bystanders will be safe from any kind of damage. 

An interesting part about how enemies are selected is that your heart cannot lie to the magic itself; doing so is physically impossible. This magic is supposed to deter enemies from continuing a fight, so it should only be used after heavy consideration. Especially because this magic used to have a lethal side effect, despite Mavis working to improve the spell, it's important to note that the more targets a caster uses Fairy Law on, the more likely it will harm their lifespan. 

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Dragon Slayer Magic
Dragon Slayer Magic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful Magic in 'Fairy Tail'
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No Fairy Tail magic article would be complete without Natsu's incredible Dragon Slayer abilities. This type of magic is actually considered Lost Magic that allows the user to turn into a dragon physically. Throughout the series, we actually saw quite a few abilities like this that allowed for users to actually become their element. There comes a point where Natsu takes on certain characteristics of a dragon, including one of his arms and part of his face. 

Turning their body into a dragon will allow them to use both offensive and defensive manuvers. It also makes them immune to their magic's element and allows them to actually utilize it as fuel; when Natsu eats fire, that's a piece of his magic's abilities. Dragon Force is the ultimate move for Dragon Slayers which allows them to physically look like a dragon, much like what we've seen with Natsu. Certainly, this is a crowd favorite, but it's also incredibly effective. 

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Ankhseram Black Magic
Ankhseram Black Magic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful Magic in 'Fairy Tail'
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Ankhseram Black Magic is perhaps the most lethal type of magic out there. Used primarily by Zeref, this kind of dark magic has gained a name for itself by being able to kill literally anything it touches. This happens due to it being able to produce large amounts of black miasma. This magic is incredibly unstable if the user isn't used to it and can only be controlled if the caster forgets the value of life. If that isn't dark enough, then the fact it's a literal curse should sufficiently freak anyone out. 

True to it's name, Ankhseram Black Magic cannot be taught. Instead, it curses its victim, mostly making them a walking bomb. Should the user lose control, even for a moment, anything within a certain radius of them will die. In a sense, it's almost safer for the caster to forget how to cherish life in order to protect those around them; the more they care, the more people will die. 

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Devil Slayer Magic
Devil Slayer Magic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful Magic in 'Fairy Tail'
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Devil Slayer Magic is very much like any other form of Slayer Magic; such as God or Dragon. However, it does come with its own unique abilities that make it a little more dangerous than the other two. For instance, this type of magic is considered to be more difficult to learn and issues can definitely arise if you don't take your time learning it. If learned too fast, the caster could experience demonic effects that will rapidly change their body with distinct black markings and even eye color changes. Experienced casters can also portray similar looks which actually serve to protect them from any and all curses, no matter how powerful. 

Unique to the Devil Slayer Mage is the fact that they can gather information on any demon just by looking at them. While Devil Slayer Magic is specifically used to hunt and kill demons and also allows the mage to eat their respective element like any other Slayer Mage, it's not uncommon for these particular casters to become "tainted" and lose their sanity over time. This is partially due to how chaotic the magic is in nature.

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