"Beast Arm"[n 13] Elfman Strauss (エルフマン・ストラウス Erufuman Sutorausu?) is Mirajane's younger, 18-year-old brother. He is a large and well-built man who regularly spouts speeches about what a "real man" should do,[ch. 2]
|NAME : Elfman Strauss|
|GUILD : Fairy Tail|
|STATUS : Active|
|MAGIC : Take Over|
but is also kindhearted and emotionally sensitive. Having mastered in the Take Over magic Beast Soul (獣王の魂(ビーストソウル) Bīsuto Sōru?), Elfman can transform his body into any monster he has defeated. However, his first attempt at using Beast Soul when he is 16 years old causes him to go berserk and injure his younger sister Lisanna, who disappears. Thinking that he has killed Lisanna, his deep guilt limits his magic power to an ability called Beast Arm (ビーストアーム Bīsuto Āmu), with which he can only transform his right arm. Two years later, Elfman regains his Beast Soul ability during the assault on Phantom Lord after seeing Mirajane in danger; he defeats Sol with it, after which he is able to control his transformation.[ch. 49,55,56] Later in the series, he partners with Evergreen as an S-Class wizard promotional exam candidate on Tenrou Island, where the two bicker after Evergreen tricks Mirajane into thinking they are engaged to distract her during an exam round. However, he develops genuine feelings for Evergreen, and becomes angered whenever she or anyone else makes fun of him for it.[ch. 208,222,249] In the Japanese version of the series, Elfman is voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto .In the English dub, he is voiced by Christopher R. Sabat .