Freed Justine (フリード・ジャスティーン Furīdo Jasutīn?), also known by the nickname "Freed the Dark" (暗黒のフリード Ankoku no Furīdo?), is the 20-year-old founder and self-proclaimed leader of the Thunder God Tribe. He specializes in a form of magic called Dark Écriture (闇の文字(エクリテュール) Yami no Ekuritūru?), which allows him to write magic runes that affect his targets based on what is written. Freed can also transform his body by writing runes on himself. These runes are used as the basis of the Battle of Fairy Tail in which he traps several guild members within barriers that they cannot escape unless they defeat everyone else trapped inside. He is the most loyal member of the Thunder God Tribe to Laxus (despite questioning him upon being ordered to execute his guildmates), and spends much of the series eagerly waiting to meet him again at any possible moment following Laxus's expulsion. He is voiced by Junichi Suwabe.