Laxus Dreyar is Makarov Dreyar's 23-year-old grandson, and one of Fairy Tail's S-Class wizards. His lightning magic allows him to conjure bolts from his hands, and turn his entire body into electricity. He is also a Dragon Slayer with mastery over Lightning Dragon Slayer magic, which he gains the ability to use through artificial lacrima implants given to him by his father Ivan; this enables him to increase his own physical strength and breathe bolts of lightning. Although he has fond childhood memories with Makarov, Laxus becomes increasingly estranged from his grandfather after years of being unfairly compared to him, and rebels when Makarov expels Ivan from the guild. He becomes obsessed with surpassing Makarov and becoming the guild master; he values the strength of his guild over the well-being of his guildmates, whom he perceives as "weak".