Gildarts Clive (ギルダーツ・クライヴ Girudātsu Kuraivu?) is a 45-year-old S-Class wizard and the most powerful member of Fairy Tail. He specializes in a form of magic called Crash (クラッシュ Kurasshu?), which causes him to vaporize any object and magic spell he touches. Because he has a tendency to perform this magic to walk through walls without thinking, the entire city of Magnolia has to be transformed to form a single, straightforward path leading to the Fairy Tail guildhouse whenever he is in the city in order to prevent him from accidentally destroying any buildings. He is often sent to perform missions that are so difficult, they have never been accomplished for tens or even hundreds of years. For this reason, he only visits his guild several years at a time, and usually for short periods of time. Despite this, he has a close, fatherly relationship with Natsu. He lost his arm, leg, and some of his organs to the dragon Acnologia, and wears prosthetic replacements. He is the father of Cana, who he did not recognize as his daughter upon first meeting her since he had embarked on a six-year-long mission before she was born. He remains unaware of their relationship until Cana reveals it to him during the S-Class exam on Tenrō Island twelve years later. He is voiced by Kazuhiko Inoue.