Laxus Dreyar is Makarov's grandson, who believes that his grandfather needs to retires and pass the title of master to himself. He wears a pair of spiked headphones, often smokes cigars, and he has a scar that runs down the right side of his face. Though he was kind and loving towards the guild during his childhood, the excommunication of his father and constantly being in the shadow of his grandfather caused him to begin strive to be the strongest and hate the "weak" members of the guild. Laxus utilizes Lightning Dragonslayer magic by using Lacrima crystals placed within his naturally weak body, though his father's original intentions were to remove and sell them. After a failed coup d'état, he is removed from the guild, though he leaves on good terms with Makarov.