This post is really for the Fairy Tail fanatics (like me) out there.
There seems to be a lot of confusion about Jellal and Mystogan in Fairy Tail because there are three character appearances that look like the same person. I will only be using information of Fairy Tail from the anime (as I’ve not read the manga).
First of all…
There are two worlds in the anime (so far): Earth and Edolas.
In Edolas, there is a “double” of each person on Earth. So in effect, there’s an Earth Natsu and an Edolas Natsu; an Earth Lucy and an Edolas Lucy; an Earth Gray and an Edolas Gray etc. The characters are pretty much different from their “double”. Big example: Erza Scarlet (Earth) and Erza Nightwalker (Edolas). But they have the same power type, eg.: Earth Natsu and “Edo-Natsu” both use fire, but Earth Natsu’s fire comes directly from his body, whereas “Edo-Natsu” has to use an object (which acts as a vessel) to use his flames.
Jellal and Mystogan are each other’s “double”. Jellal is from Earth, and Mystogan from Edolas.
Close connections with Fairy Tail guild members:
Mystogan -> Wendy
Jellal -> Erza Scarlet
On Earth, Jellal created a fake duplicate of himself to fool the Magic Council. He later confesses this.
So, in the anime, we see:
3. Jellal’s fake duplicate.
Therefore in actual fact, there are just TWO characters that are real: Mystogan (from Edolas) and Jellal (from Earth).
Thank you for reading. I hope this helps :]piano7empress