Jackal is a character from Hiro Mashima's Manga, Fairy Tail. He is an "Etherious" from the Dark Guild Tartaros as well as a member of the Nine Demon Gates as well as the Coalition Bomb Squad. He serves as one of the primary antagonist of the Kunugi Town Arc and is a rival of Monkey D. Luffy.
Jackal, like the majority of his race, is an extremely sadistic individual who takes great joy in killing other people such as in first life when he killed several members of the Magic Council.
He also takes pleasure in torturing his enemies, both physically and mentally, as seen when he used his Curse on Luffy or how he taunted Flare Corona about what he and his team did to her village.
He also seems to hold grudges as he decided to take on Luffy just because he reminded him of Natsu Dragneel, who defeated him in his first life and took great delight when he bested the pirate captain.
Like the majority of his race, Jackal is extremely arrogant and has immense pride in his Curse; referring to it as being almost unbeatable. He also thinks himself above humans a even some of his comrades, although he does have degree of respect for some of them like Deidara due to their similar abilities.
Jackal also has a perverted side as well, getting excited at the thought of Bambietta Basterbine performing a strip tease. Seliah also mentioned that she caught him staring lustfully at her once and even made a comment Flare's cleavage.
History (Fairy Tail Manga)
Five Worlds War: Fairy Tail Campaign
At some point before the war, Jackel was resurrected along with the rest of his guild to fight for the Conquers' Coalition, being placed in the Coalition Bomb Squad under the command of Deidara. He then solely took part in the destruction of the Giant Village, killing all of the inhabitants, except for Flare.
Coalition Bomb Squad
Although not fully elaborated upon, Jackal seems to be attracted to the female Sternritter as he became incredibly excited at the idea of her stripping for them.
Powers and Abilities
As a member of Tartaros' elite team, the Nine Demon Gates, Jackal is a very powerful fighter. Being a member of the Coalition Bomb Squad, which is a group that excels in stealth, tactics and destructive power, Jackal is adapt in the arts of infiltration and surprise attacks, as shown when he managed to assassinate the Magic Council. In addition to his feats, he was able to defeat Soul Reaper Lieutenants Shuhei Hisagi and Izuru Kira with ease and was even able to defeat Act of Order, Monkey D. Luffy with a clever use of his unique Curse.
Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant:
Bomb Curse: Jackal, like the other members of Tartaros, employs the use of a "Curse" instead of Magic. His Curse, in particular, revolves around the use of heat-based explosions and is quite possibly the most destructive of all the Nine Demon Gates. Jackal has proven himself capable of effortlessly generating blasts of huge magnitude, wreaking havoc over both large buildings and entire towns, slaughtering individuals as powerful as Magic Council members in the process. Its use appears to be focused around the Etherious' blackened arms, either through direct physical contact with his target or through arm gestures, the latter ones demonstrating the Curse's extreme casting range. This Curse can also be employed defensively, allowing Jackal to dispel offending spells by tearing them apart with explosions before they have a chance to connect with him.
- Exploding Line:
- Exploding Fist:
- Exploding Tower:
- Bomb Bullet:
- Exploding Spiral (爆螺旋 Bakurasen): By first moving one arm backwards with the hand open, describing an arc in the air, and then rapidly bringing it back before him with a now closed palm, Jackal engulfs the area in front of him into a massive explosion, surging up high and extending vertically, which is notable for taking the form of a spiraling column. This causes great damage to the targeted spot; at the same time, the blast sends nearby objects and people alike flying away, scattering them in the surrounding area.
- Bomb Cannon:
- Landmine Curse (地雷呪法 Jirai Jūhō): Jackal is capable of imbuing surfaces with his Curse's power by leaving circular, complex markings on them, at the same time turning the affected spot dark. These enchantments, as the name implies, act in a similar way to a landmine: once someone steps on them, they will explode on further movement, causing the victim to remain frozen in place to avoid being blown up. If Jackal is attacked while his Landmine Curse is still unexploded, the markings (and thus the threat they pose) disappear.
- Contact Explosion: One more aspect of Jackal's power (as well as, according to him, its real essence) resides in it manifesting complex markings on the body of anyone who has touched him, in correspondence to the points of contact: such markings turn the victim into a living bomb, having them burst into an explosion whose size depends on the number of times they have touched Jackal or he has touched them; discouraging physical attacks against him. He was able to use this to defeat Monkey D. Luffy .
Etherious Form (エーテリアス フォーム Ēteriasu Fōmu): Jackal, like all members his race, has the ability to enter his true form, granting him a significant buff to all of his abilities. Whilst in this form, he was nearly able to defeat Natsu Dragneel.
- Enhanced Strength:
- Bomb Impact:
- Jackal's Japanese VA is Takuma Terashima who also voices Ruri'iro Kujaku in Bleach and Klaus Lunettes in Black Clover
- Jackal's English VA is Ricco Fajardo who also voices Nozel Silva in Black Clover and Mirio Togata in My Hero Academia