|NAME : Natsu Dragneel|
|GUILD : Fairy Tail|
|STATUS : Active|
|MAGIC : Dragon Slaying Magic (Fire)|
Natsu "Salamander"[n 1] Dragneel (ナツ・ドラグニル Natsu Doraguniru?) is the main male protagonist of Fairy Tail. He is raised from infancy by a dragon named Igneel, who disappears seven years before the series' present.[ch. 2] Natsu joins Fairy Tail and partners with Happy during his quest to search for Igneel.[ch. 1,66] He is known as a Dragon Slayer (滅竜魔導士(ドラゴンスレイヤー) Doragon Sureiyā), a wizard who can perform an ancient form of magic, or "Lost Magic", that grants him the physical properties of a dragon. Using Fire Dragon Slayer magic (火の滅竜魔法 Ka no Metsuryū mahō), Natsu is able to breathe fire, emit flames from any part of his body to attack his opponent, become physically immune to fire, and ingest any flame for nourishment.[ch. 1,5] When he consumes magical substances containing a large amount of magical energy, such as residual energy from the Magic Council's Etherion attack, Natsu is able to achieve a more powerful form of Dragon Slayer magic called Dragon Force (ドラゴンフォース Doragon Fōsu), which turns his skin around his eyes and on his forearms scaly, and increases both his physical and magical power.[ch. 97,98,160] With Dragon Force, Natsu can temporarily eat other forms of magic and combine that with his own; however, Natsu becomes sick for several days after his transformation wears off.[ch. 106,245]
Natsu is generally carefree and reckless in nature, and causes most of the collateral damage Fairy Tail is blamed for.[ch. 2] However, he is extremely loyal to his guildmates and attacks anyone who tries to harm or insult them. Although he comes across as thick-headed to several other characters, he is a perceptive tactician in battle and can quickly deduce his opponents' strengths and weaknesses.[ch. 41] He suffers from motion sickness when riding on vehicles of any sort, as well as when carried by others. The exception to this rule is Happy , who Natsu says is his friend and not a "moving object".[ch. 4] He is prone to challenging his guild's S-Class wizards to petty fights to test his strength, in which he is often defeated with little effort from his opponents.[ch. 24] When properly motivated to fight, he is recognized as one of the most powerful wizards in the guild.[ch. 64] In the Japanese version of the series, Natsu is voiced by Tetsuya Kakihara. In the English dub, he is voiced by Todd Haberkorn .