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I am bored! I am bored of the whole world, Black Wizard.
~ Acnologia to Zeref

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I am the Final Dragon... the Ultimate Dragon who devours all magic... I am the Arcane Dragon, Acnologia!!!!
~ Acnologia to the World

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I see that I must teach you... why they call me the Dragon King!!!!
~ Acnologia to the Seven Dragon Slayers

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I was a king before, but now I reign supreme!!! This entire world belongs to me!!!
~ Acnologia to the World

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My ability to stop their bleeding won't help. What I need is the power to make them bleed! What I need is... Dragon Slayer Magic!
~ Young Acnologia resolving himself to kill all the dragons

Summary

Acnologia, known to be fearsomely reputed as the Dragon King, was a cataclysmically powerful Dragon Slayer that can take the form of a Dragon at any time due from his overuse of Dragon Slayer Magic and bathing in the blood of the Dragons he killed. He was referred to as Doctor in his early life that took care of Dragons but due to them murdering his family, destroying his city, and "claiming" the life of a child, he took it upon himself using the name of the Dragon whom he despised to slay every Dragon in existence, believing they only cause destruction and pain.

Powers and Stats

Tier: High 6-A | High 6-A | High 6-A | High 6-A

Name: Acnologia, Dragon King, Black Dragon of Apocalypse, Arcane Dragon, Doctor

Origin: Fairy Tail

Gender: Male

Age: At least 400

Classification: Dragon, Mage, Dragon Slayer, Former Human

Powers and Abilities:

Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Extrasensory Perception, Magic, Empowerment (His emotions directly translate into magic power and his strength grows more powerful as said emotions get stronger), Energy Projection (Can fire powerful blasts of energy), Explosion Manipulation (Can generate huge explosions with his magic), Transformation, Immortality (Type 1), Absorption (Can absorb all types of magic. He can also drain magic from his opponent. All Mages passively absorb Ethernano from the atmosphere to regenerate their Magic Power), Healing, Dragon Slayer Magic (His Magic is especially effective against dragons and those with dragon-like properties, bypassing their defenses), Magic Resistance Negation (Can use Dragon Slayer Magic to damage characters and objects which are normally immune to Magic), Limited Power Mimicry (Can likely replicate the properties of other magics after consuming them like other Dragon Slayers), Soul Absorption (Absorbed the souls of many dragons by using his Dragon Slayer Magic), Resistance to Magic (Acnologia is almost completely unharmed by any form of Magic), Mind Manipulation (Was completely unaffected by Future Rogue's mind control), Mind Reading (Cobra was unable to read his mind)

Same as before, Flight, Large Size (Type 0)

Same as his first key, Space-Time Manipulation (After devouring the Space Between Time, Acnologia gained complete control over space and time), Telekinesis (Can send opponents flying by waving his hand), Limited Pocket Reality Manipulation (Can shape the landscape of the Space Between Time, and by manipulating this crystal-like landscape. Also capable of removing unwanted beings out of the Space Between Time), Dimensional Travel

Same as before, Danmaku (Via Eternal Flare, which is a massive barrage of energy projectiles), BFR (Can send beings into the Space Between Time to battle his human soul), Unconventional Resistance to Soul Manipulation (His soul is located in the Space Between Time Dimension. In order to affect his soul requires either entering said dimension or at least an Interdimensional range)

Attack Potency: Multi-Continent level (Should be comparable to Human Form Selene. Casually one-shot both Animus and God Serena. Should be stronger than the Dragon Cry, as he can easily defeat thousands of Dragons at once, which are the source of power for the Dragon Cry itself) | Multi-Continent level (Stronger than or equal to Fairy Heart Form Zeref. It has been stated that a single dragon like Acnologia has the power to[1] wipe out an entire country. Far stronger than Ars Magia, as it is not strong enough to even challenge him. It has been stated that the power of Fairy Heart would be needed to[2] even challenge him[3]) | Multi-Continent level (At least 2x stronger than before, due to absorbing the Space Between Time, which has far more magic power than his previous Dragon Form. Overpowered a Savage Dragon Fire Form Natsu who was enchanted to be 2x stronger than normal. Incomparably stronger than his previous Dragon Form and the Dragon Gods) | Multi-Continent level (Far stronger than his Human Form. Stronger than Seven Fire Dragons Mode Natsu. Stated to be the strongest character in the original series[4])

Speed: FTL (Should be comparable to Human Form Selene. Casually blitzed God Serena, Jacob, and Base August) | FTL (Faster than his Human Form) | FTL (Faster than a Savage Dragon Fire Form Natsu who was enchanted to be 2x faster than normal) | FTL (Faster than his Human Form)

Lifting Strength: At least Class G (Far stronger than Base Zeref) | At least Class G (Stronger than before) | At least Class G (Stronger than before) | At least Class G (Stronger than before)

Striking Strength: Multi-Continent Class (Comparable to his Attack Power. Should be comparable to Human Form Selene. Casually one-shot both Animus and God Serena) | Multi-Continent Class (Stronger than or equal to Fairy Heart Form Zeref. Traded blows with Igneel and ripped a hole straight through him) | Multi-Continent Class (At least 2x stronger than before, due to absorbing the Space Between Time, which has far more magic power than his previous Dragon Form. Overpowered a Savage Dragon Fire Form Natsu who was enchanted to be 2x stronger than normal) | Multi-Continent Class (Far stronger than his Human Form. Stronger than Seven Fire Dragons Mode Natsu)

Durability: Multi-Continent level (Comparable to his Attack Power. Should be comparable to Human Form Selene. Took no damage from Igneel's Fire Dragon's Roar) | Multi-Continent level (As a Dragon, his durability is far above his offensive power due to having extremely durable scales) | Multi-Continent level (Comparable to his Attack Power. More durable than a Savage Dragon Fire Form Natsu that was enchanted to be 2x stronger than normal. Took no damage from any of the Dragon Slayer's Attacks) | Multi-Continent level (As a Dragon, his durability is far above his offensive power due to having incredibly durable scales)

Stamina: Extremely large (Capable of fighting an entire war against two armies of thousands of dragons single-handedly and come out as the only survivor. Even Dragons of Igneel's caliber have high difficulty harming Acnologia in any noteworthy way, with Acnologia taking the full force of Igneel's massive fire breath attack and emerging unscathed as if nothing happened. Has shown no signs of exhaustion from any of his battles. He can also eat magics to restore his magic power and stamina)

Range: Standard melee range. Several hundreds of meters to several kilometers with ranged attacks and senses.

Standard Equipment: None notable

Intelligence: Gifted (Has had hundreds of years of experience in battle and has knowledge of many different kinds of magic, being able to identify Irene as a High Enchantress almost immediately. Acnologia is an extremely skilled hand-to-hand combatant and magic user, often using his Dragon Slayer Magic in combination with punches and kicks to combat his opponents to great effect. He was able to single handily take on Natsu, Gajeel, Wendy, Laxus, Cobra, Sting, and Rogue at the same time with little difficulty, being able to beat them all down even while they all worked together to fight him. However, after consuming the Space Between Time, his body and soul are separated, but are still linked to each other. While the soul retains his personality and intelligence, the body becomes a beast with destruction as his sole objective. Nevertheless, the body still can instinctively sense what it considers a threat and destroy said threat)

Weaknesses: Should be weak to Dragon Slayer Magic in his Dragon Form. Acnologia suffers from motion sickness as a consequence of his Dragon Slayer Magic, causing him to become extremely nauseous when on transportation. Acnologia cannot eat the Magic created from his own Dragon Slayer Magic to replenish his stamina. After consuming the Space Between Time, his separated body and soul parts are linked to each other, and should one part be restrained, so will the other.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

Arcane Dragon Slayer Magic: As one of the first humans who entered the Dragon King Festival, Acnologia was also among the first Dragon Slayers brought into existence. Over time, however, as he slew many Dragons, he himself was, eventually, turned into a Dragon due to the extensive overuse of his Lost Magic. Acnologia, contrary to the legends surrounding him, did not entirely become a Dragon and has retained the ability to enter and exit his extremely powerful Dragon Form at will. Acnologia's Dragon Slayer Magic also grants him the ability to reap the very souls of Dragons, leaving them in a half-dead state. Acnologia has also stated that he has no element, as devouring and bathing in the blood of countless dragons has allowed him to be able to consume any type of Magic to replenish himself, which gave him the name of the Arcane Dragon.

  • Arcane Dragon's Roar: Similar to other Dragons and Dragon Slayers, Acnologia can perform a Dragon's Roar, which takes the form of a massive breath attack of pure magic that creates a huge explosion on impact. Said blast, while he was a Dragon, was potent enough to "completely eradicate" the entirety of Tenrou Island and imprint a giant crater into the ocean.
  • Arcane Dragon's Eruption: Acnologia raises his hand and erupts a blast of magic beneath his opponent.
  • Arcane Dragon's Flash: Acnologia raises his finger and fires a giant blast of magic at his opponents.
  • Arcane Dragon's Breath: Acnologia opens his mouth and fires off a bunch of explosions.
  • Arcane Dragon's Explosion: Acnologia exerts his magic omnidirectionally, causing a huge explosion.
  • Eternal Flare: Acnologia casts starry lights in the sky, which rain down in a massive radius as beams with huge destructive force that create huge explosions on impact.

Time Magic: After consuming the Space Between Time, Acnologia is able to wield this Caster Magic, which gives him control of space and time. With this power, he was able to warp the seven Dragon Slayers into his world with a Rift in Space and Time. By warping the Dragon Slayers into his world, he was able to trap them in magic pillars that allows him to balance his own magic power. This power was so great that it would eventually allow Acnologia to surpass space and time.

Key: Human Form (Pre-SBT) | Dragon Form (Pre-SBT) | Human Form (Post-SBT) | Dragon Form (Post-SBT)

Note: "SBT" stands for Space Between Time.

Gallery

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Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:

References

  1. Fairy Tail Vol 54 Chapter 254
  2. Fairy Tail Vol 53 Chapter 451
  3. Fairy Tail Vol 55 Chapter 471
  4. ANN Connect: Hiro Mashima Interview and Fan Q&A

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