Franmalth (フランマルス Furanmarusu) is an Etherious of the Dark Guild Tartaros and its team: the Nine Demon Gates.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Low 7-C, higher with Aries and Taurus' Soul | 7-B, higher with Lightning Flame Dragon Mode
Name: Franmalth; The Armored (alias)
Origin: Fairy Tail
Age: Unknown (Likely several hundreds, but no more than 400)
Classification: Demons (Etherious)
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Soul Absorption, Lightning and Flame Manipulation (With Lightning Flame Dragon Mode), Durability Negation (Via Soul Absorption), Elemental Manipulation (all types depending on who he absorbs), Immortality (Type 1)
Attack Potency: Small Town level (Gave Natsu a challenge), higher with Aries and Taurus' Soul. Can ignore conventional durability with Soul Absortion | City level (At least as strong as Hades. Overpowered LFD Natsu), higher with Lightning Flame Dragon Mode
Lifting Strength: At least Superhuman
Striking Strength: Small Town Class, hugher with Taurus Soul | Small City Class, higher with Lightning Flame Dragon Mode
Durability: Town level (Took a beating form Natsu), higher with Aries and Taurus' Soul | City level via power-scaling, higher with Lightning Flame Dragon Mode
Stamina: Very High
Range: Several dozens of meters
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence: Calculative, cold and resourceful; skilled in combat
Weaknesses: He can be easily damaged by objects without souls. Also, apparently he has the weaknesses of the soul that he had absorbed (he was almost sent to the World of Spirits when Lucy decided to close Taurus' Gate); Devil Slayer Magic
Absorption Curse: This Curse allows Franmalth to stretch his body parts, such as his limbs, to long proportions, even being able to form spikes from his back and arms. He can then manipulate the extensions and latch them into his opponent's body, draining them of their Magic Power and soul and absorbing them for himself. Franmalth is adept enough in the utilization of this Curse that he is able to stretch and retract his extensions at great speeds, attacking with a barrage of punches. However, this could not keep up with the speed of Natsu Dragneel. He can also absorb Magical attacks' souls by touch. This Curse also allows Franmalth to absorb anyone.
- Connection (接続 Setsuzoku): This spell enables Franmalth to absorb the soul of a certain person. By extending his arms, and "connecting" them to such person, he is able to employ their Magic and abilities, at the same time draining their Magic Power. Furthermore, it allows him to transform to those souls he already absorbed, through the use of Revolution.
- Revolution (進化, レボリューション, Reboryūshon): This spell allows Franmalth to take on the appearance of any soul he has absorbed as well as have access to their abilities. The soul whose form he takes can be any human, Celestial Spirit, or type of Magic (taking the effects of the Magic in this case).
- Aries Transformation: Franmalth utilizes Revolution to take on the form of the CelestialSpirit, Aries. In his hybrid form, Franmalth possesses Aries' horns, and can coat himself in a cloak of wool. Should he choose, he can also take on Aries' face completely.
- Wool Magic (羊毛の魔法 Yōmō no Mahō): Using Aries' soul, Franmalth utilizes this Magic to send out large waves of wool, which he uses to surround and trap his opponent.
- Taurus Transformation: Franmalth utilizes Revolution to take on the form of the Celestial Spirit, Taurus. Franmalth's body mass grows rapidly, and also his color changes to black and white, so his big, muscular form is reminiscent of Taurus'. His face becomes more rectangular so that its shape is also according to Taurus' head shape. Like with Aries, he can completely copy Taurus' face as well.
- Enhanced Strength: Using Taurus' soul, Franmalth has possessed the strength of Taurus, being able to pummel Natsu hard into the ground after tricking the Fire Dragon Slayer with Aries' face
- Hades Transformation: Utilizing the most powerful soul in his arsenal, Franmalthtransforms to a more bizarre version of Master Hades, completely copying him from the neck and up but keeping his own body type underneath that.
- Chain Magic (連鎖魔法 Rensa Mahō): Using Hades' soul, Franmalth has access to this type of Magic, having used it to shoot long chains with grappling hooks from his hands to ensnare Natsu Dragneel.
- Bullet Magic: Using Hades' soul, Franmalth has access to this type of Magic, which allows him to produce various types of Magical ballistic projectiles out of his hands to attack opponents. Franmalth positions his hand to mimic the appearance of a gun, something which allows him to fire Magical bullets from his stretched out index and middle finger in rapid succession.
- Amaterasu Formula 28 (天照二十八式 Amaterasu Nijūhachi Shiki): Franmalth moves his hands in a strange pattern and three Amaterasu seals appear around the target that is engulfed along with the surrounding area in a massive spherical shockwave.
- Absorption (吸収 Kyūshū): By outstretching his arms, Franmalth is able to absorb Magic and use it for himself.
- Lightning Flame Dragon Mode Transformation: Having absorbed the soul of Natsu's Lightning Flame Dragon's Roar, Franmalth can enter Lightning Flame Dragon Mode himself, with the same effects on him as when utilized by other Mages, namely Natsu.
Ejection (排出 Haishutsu): By saying the name of a soul he previously absorbed and raising his arms, Franmalth is able to reject that soul losing also the abilities that were possessed.
Enhanced Durability: Franmalth has a highly durable body, being completely unaffected by Natsu's Fire Dragon's Grip Strike. When attacked by said spell he was been able to stand back on his feet, scolding the opponent as if nothing happened. In addition, he was completely unaffected by a combination attack between two Celestial Spirits of the Zodiac, Taurus and Aries, and even by fighting Natsu on Lightning Flame Dragon Mode, simply using his Absorption Curse to absorb the Magic for himself.
Enhanced Speed: Franmalth is very agile, being able to fight on par, and at times overpower, Natsu Drageel in a one on one fight, not even giving him enough time to protect himself from his attacks. This was also previously explored when Lucy used 2 of her Celestial Spirits to stall him, but he easily and swiftly managed to keep up with her, despite Happy's high speed of flying, who was carrying her.
Expert Hand-to-Hand Combat: Franmalth is proficient in hand-to-hand combat, utilizing his Absorption Curse to execute a series of fast punches with his stretched arms.
Key: Base | Hades Transformation