Ranking The 20 Best Black Clover Characters

Black Clover

Black Clover  is a shonen series that started up in February of 2015 and has continued into the present time. It is centered on a young boy named Asta, who is very unusual in that he can’t use magic even though everyone in the setting is supposed to be capable of using magic. Still, shonen being shonen, it should come as no surprise to learn that he manages to get his hands on a five-leaf grimoire that shouldn’t exist, which provides him with a huge boost towards his dream of becoming the next Wizard King. Since Black Clover has had such a long run, it should come as no surprise to learn that it has introduced a lot of characters.

20. Lilith

Lilith is a name with a fair amount of weight to it. This is particularly true in modern times because there are a lot of people who have latched onto her because of the idea that she was Adam’s first wife who refused to subordinate herself to him. Unfortunately, this character has power but not much more than that, being very simple and straightforward in concept. Demons being very demonic aren’t a new thing. There are much better examples of such characters out there.

19. Zagred

Speaking of which, Zagred is another demon with what one might call a very demonic sort of personality. He gets a somewhat higher position for a couple of reasons. One, Zagred is more memorable. Two, there is no sense of missed opportunity from a meaningful name.

18. Charlotte Roselei

Charlotte Roselei looks interesting enough. However, the execution feels like it could have been better. For context, Charlotte is a seemingly cold and indifferent woman who struggles to maintain that attitude, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing because that is a very common part of being human. The eye-rolling bit is that she has a secret crush on Yami, which coexists with her strong dislike of men. Theoretically speaking, there is no such thing as a bad concept. In practice, well, there are some concepts that are harder to pull off than others.

17. Fuegoleon Vermillion

Fuegoleon Vermillion is proud, no-nonsense, but surprisingly sensible in some ways. Having said that, his magic is a bit on the nose. Chances are good that interested individuals can guess that he uses fire magic, which includes the ability to create a fire lion.

16. Witch Queen

Generally speaking, a title such as Witch Queen creates some very high expectations for a character. Black Clover’s Witch Queen manages to live up to those expectations in a couple of ways. One, she is very powerful, as shown by her ability to control birds, her ability to control blood, her ability to foretell the future, and so on and so forth. Two, she is very cruel, which is very much in line with the general depiction of witches.

15. Mereoleona Vermillion

Given her name, it should come as no surprise to learn that Mereoleona Vermillion is Fuegoleon Vermillion’s sister. Her personality is loud and aggressive but also meritocratic and surprisingly good at motivating people, which make the resemblance between the two that much stronger. Unsurprisingly, Mereoleona has a penchant for lion-shaped fire magic as well, though she is much more physical than her brother.

14. Vanessa Enoteca

Vanessa can be described as a very lazy but nonetheless very caring individual. Her magic is quite interesting though. Vanessa can manipulate threads in a very literal sense. However, that extends to the ability to change fate, which is an idea rooted in some very old beliefs. Weaving was either ubiquitous or near-ubiquitous in pre-modern times. For proof, considering how the distaff side refers to the mother’s side of the family in English, which is relevant because weaving was once done using distaff and spindle. Even so, weaving picked up magical connotations in a wide range of cultures. The one that is most relevant here might be the Fates of Greek mythology, one of whom wove the thread of life, one of whom measured the thread of life, and one of whom cut the thread of life. Having said that, it is entertaining to note that the Fates didn’t necessarily do their killing with something as nebulous as magic. We know this because they are specifically mentioned as having beaten a couple of giants to death using bronze maces during the Gigantomachy. Apparently the ancient Greeks had the same kind of taste for metaphor that we do.

13. Secre Swallowtail

Secre Swallowtail would be the anti-bird that hangs around Asta. According to the story’s lore, anti-birds can sense mana. As a result, they will peck at people with either no mana or low mana but will avoid those with a lot of mana. Having said that, Secre isn’t exactly what anyone would consider to be a normal anti-bird, seeing as how she was once a human servant of Lemiel who winded up in said form because of her over-use of forbidden magic. It takes a lot of dedication for someone to go to that kind of length. Moreover, it is clear that this kind of behavior isn’t something that Secre shows to just a single individual so much as something that is a natural part of her personality, which makes it that much more notable.

12. Nozel Silva

Nozel is the oldest of the four Silva siblings. Personality-wise, he is rather cliched. After all, Nozel is an excellent example of the proud aristocrat who nonetheless takes their responsibilities very seriously. He even has the secret soft spot for the younger sibling who he treats very poorly. Magic-wise, Nozel is more interesting. This is particularly true because mercury has played such an important role in the magical traditions of the real world. To name an example, medieval alchemists thought that it could be used to transform lead into gold.

11. Nacht Faust

It is certainly possible for a name to be edgier than Nacht Faust. However, it would take serious effort for that to be the case. Still, Nacht is a bit more interesting than what his name would suggest, as shown by how he thinks that someone is only good if they were always good even if they are actively working to make amends for past wrongs. An attitude that is extremely inflexible but makes sense when one realizes that he is incapable of forgiving himself for what he has done in the past.

10. Lemiel Silvamillion Clover

Lemiel would be the first Wizard King. As such, it was something of a surprise when he turned out to be still around in the present of the story. Unsurprisingly, he is very strong. However, he is even more notable because of his strong interest in magic, though to be fair, that makes sense considering where he eventually winded up.

9. Licht

Speaking of which, Licht would be Lemiel’s brother-in-law, who had so much faith in his loved ones that he remained convinced that Lemiel wasn’t the attacker even though there were clear signs of light magic usage. Unfortunately, subsequent events meant that the two couldn’t fulfill their dreams of bringing about peace between humans and elves. Still, it is clear that their dream hasn’t died out because there are those who remain capable of working towards said end.

8. Yami Sukehiro

Yami Sukehiro has plenty of personality flaws. For example, he is very hot-headed. Similarly, he is someone who prefers to solve problems in a very physical manner. However, Yami does have his upsides as well. One excellent example would be his empathy, which played a major role in getting him to take in some of the most focused-upon characters in the story. Unsurprisingly, Yami has darkness-themed magic because this is one of those series with very meaningful names.

7. Zara Ideale

Zara Ideale doesn’t come up much. After all, he is a deceased character. Moreover, Zara is actually deceased rather than thought to be deceased, which puts some serious limitations on his ability to affect the story for obvious reasons. Still, it seems safe to say that he was a pretty remarkable individual. The setting isn’t exactly the most meritocratic society to have ever existed. As such, Zara managing to become a Magic Knight in spite of his peasant background was presumably a remarkable feat. Something that would have met with a lot of pushback. Indeed, he winded up being betrayed by his own squad-mates, which makes the kind of conditions that he was operating under very clear.

6. William Vangeance

William had what one might call a very unpleasant childhood. He was an illegitimate child who was brought into his noble father’s household as a replacement for his dead half-sibling, which unsurprisingly, didn’t exactly endear him to his noble father’s wife. Furthermore, he was born with a very blatant scar that covers about half of his face. Something that served to separate him from others from the very start. That is the kind of backstory that one might expect from a shonen villain. However, William is a friendly, kind-hearted individual who goes about his work in a calm, steady manner. There is something quite respectable about that.

5. Zora Ideale

Appearance-wise, Zora Ideale looks kind of ridiculous. For context, he has leather straps wrapped around his lower face, though his mouth is bared to reveal his sharpened teeth. Simultaneously, Zora has his chest bared, which makes for a rather distinctive look to say the least. There are characters who could pull off that kind of look, but he isn’t one of them. Personality-wise, he can be deceitful, disdainful, and disrespectful. Even so, it is interesting to note that he has a pretty strong sense of justice, as shown by how his violence can be directed even towards powerful wrongdoers. In this, he is a worthwhile successor to his father Zara.

4. Yuno Grinberryall

Yuno would be the most prominent of Asta’s rivals. However, he gets points for being a better take on the general concept, if only because he is a pretty likable character on the whole. After all, while Yuno is a calm and inexpressive individual to the point of being bad at communication, he can be quite considerate of the people around him. For that matter, it is clear that he thinks quite well of Asta and vice versa, which makes for a much healthier dynamic than what is often the case in shonen rivalries.

3. Noelle Silva

Noelle is an excellent example of a character who starts out with some good qualities but also some not so good qualities before proceeding to become better over time. Many of her shortcomings can be traced to her inability to control her magic power in spite of what is expected of people in her family. However, her better nature comes more and more into the fore as she grows over time.

2. Julius Novachrono

Julius Novachrono can be a goofball, as shown by his habit of looking into various forms of magic to the point of ignoring his responsibilities as the Wizard King. Still, it is clear that he understands exactly what is expected from his position. For that matter, Julius does have very sympathetic motives, as shown by how he started seriously working towards the position of Wizard King when Zara Ideale was killed.

1. Asta

Of course, Asta would be the protagonist of the story. Someone who can’t use magic but nonetheless managed to become a Magic Knight. In a lot of ways, he is pretty stereotypical for a shonen protagonist, being simple, energetic, and very cheerful. However, he is done well enough that those characteristics come off as being endearing rather than obnoxious. Something that is by no means guaranteed to be the case. He has come a long way over the course of the story, but it is clear that he still has a long way to go.

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