"Salamander"[JP 1] Natsu Dragneel (Japanese: ナツ・ドラグニル, Hepburn: Natsu Doraguniru) is a fictional character and the main male protagonist of the Fairy Tail manga and anime series created by Hiro Mashima. He is depicted throughout the story as a member of the eponymous wizards' guild, who are notorious in the fictional kingdom of Fiore for their numerous accounts of causing unintentional property damage with their magic. Being a dragon slayer,[JP 2] Natsu possesses the same abilities as his foster father, the dragon Igneel, namely the ability to consume and envelop himself in fire. Natsu's predominant role in the series is to reunite with Igneel, who has been missing for seven years by the story's outset. Over the course of the series, Natsu learns about his connection to the immortal antagonist Zeref, including his heritage as Zeref's brother who was revived as a demon called "Etherious Natsu Dragneel" (E. N. D. ). Natsu appears in most Fairy Tail media, including both feature films, all original video animations (OVAs), light novels, and video games. He is voiced by Tetsuya Kakihara in Japanese, while Todd Haberkorn plays him in the English dub.