Gajeel Redfox, nicknamed "Kurogane Gajeel", was originally the second strongest member of Phantom Lord, though he joins Fairy Tail after it is dispersed. He is initially not trusted by many of Fairy Tail's other wizards, having attacked the guild hall and several members during the conflict with his previous guild, but Gajeel eventually gains their trust. During this period,it's found that he was a double agent, gaining the Master information about his son, Laxus' father. He uses a variant of the dragonslayer style based around metal; he can turn his body into iron, shoot large steel rods, and gains strength by eating metal. He forms a rivalry with Natsu, having been defeated by him, and he is also looking for Metalicana, the dragon who taught him his magic.