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"Welcome to the absolute worst Magic Knights squad, the Black Bulls!"
Yami Sukehiro
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Led by Yami Sukehiro, the Black Bulls are one of the nine squads of Magic Knights in the Clover Kingdom. They are infamous for their destructive behavior and trouble-making, and is regarded as the worst of the squads.


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    In General 
  • Adaptational Muscles: With the exception of Yami, who is the most muscular character in the manga, all male Black Bulls are implied to have bodies that are slightly toned at best. In the anime, all of the male Black Bulls are quite muscular, which undercuts the manga's point about how Asta's training has made him almost freakishly muscular for his age.
  • Almighty Janitor: All of them besides Yami (and possibly Gordon) are still lower-ranked Magic Knights. They all kick incredible amounts of ass regardless. All of the Black Bulls except Yami didn't even know the magic knights had ranks until Asta, Noelle, and Charmy got promoted by the Wizard King, despite all of them being on the combat level of Vice-Captains from other squads. This also applies internally to their squad. The highest official ranked member after Yami is Charmy, followed by Asta and Noelle. In reality, this just means they get paid more money than their squadmates since the three of them probably have the least authority in the already almost nonexistent Black Bull command structure outside of "Do what Yami says or die" that seems to be very loosely based on seniority as long as that person isn't named Finral.
  • Animal Motifs: Bulls. They're a boisterous, stubborn bunch with a penchant for destruction. Henry can even use his Recombination Magic to turn the hideout into a humanoid or four-legged bull.
  • Badass Crew: All of the members seen in combat have been quite competent when it comes to fighting in stark contrast to their horrible reputation. They (usually) look out for each other's well-being as well, albeit in unusual ways.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Most of the members' loyalty to the squad comes from their comrades' unconditional acceptance and love for each other in spite of being social outcasts. This is especially true for Noelle, Gordon, Grey, Henry, and Nero.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: They're a very eccentric, quirky group with members who are much more powerful and skilled than they appear.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • When Langris severely injures Finral and is about to kill him, the Black Bulls at the Royal Knights Exam come swooping into the battlefield, with Asta, Magna, and Luck having their weapons pointed at him and the others, save for Noelle who's checking on Finral, standing nearby ready with their grimoires.
    • Inside the transformed hideout, they come out of Valtos's portal into the Clover Castle's courtyard to provide the other members some needed help against the elves and stop their plans involving the Shadow Palace.
    • They break into the Magic Parliament through the building's wall to save Asta and Nero, with all of them prepared to fight.
  • Blood Knight: All of them (with the possible exceptions of Noelle, Finral, Gordon, Grey, and Nero) can enjoy a good brawl and causing as much chaos as possible. Especially their excited reactions to the sheer amount of destruction they can cause with Henry's Humongous Mecha. Since they're up against the constantly serious Eye of the Midnight Sun, their antics get funny very quickly.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: With the exception of Captain Yami, Asta, Noelle, Luck and Magna, members of this company are often seen more hanging around rather than working and training (especially Finral, Charmy and Vanessa), helping to earn their bad reputation as the most inept and weak mages of the Clover Kingdom. However, drawing inspiration from Asta's determination to achieve his dream of becoming the Wizard King and helping him in some of his missions, they actually prove to be quite skilled fighters and begin to discover and unlock their true potential that allows them to stand up to and, in some cases, even overpower some really dangerous mages that are far more powerful than they are.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: They all are at the very least weirdos, but they are also among the best and most honorable Magic Knights that the Clover Kingdom has to offer. On a single year where Asta and Noelle are in the squad, they manage to jump from last to second place in the rankings once they are inspired to put more work into it.
  • Color Motif: Black. The squad is a group of social outcasts. And through joining the Black Bulls, many of them gained a second chance at life.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: They are associated with black and are composed at large by people who are badly seen by society. Despite this, they're still heroes.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: They have essentially ritualized this with their "baptism" initiation rite where rookies have to fight Magna in order to get their magic knight mantle. Usually, this ends with the others playing save-the-rookie, but Asta totally wins them all over by deflecting Magna's fireball back at him.
  • Destructive Saviour: They frequently end up causing damage to towns and places they mean to protect or save. It's mainly why they're labeled with such a dreadful reputation among the Magic Knight squads. Luckily for the Black Bulls, not all of the people they protect seem to mind. It doesn't help that most of them actually enjoy causing destruction too much to stop doing it.
  • The Exile: To appease the Magic Parliament who are suspicious of Asta and Nero, the Black Bulls go into exile while they investigate the devils.
  • Family of Choice: They're definitely a surrogate family given how many of them are orphans or otherwise estranged from their blood family:
    • Vanessa straight up calls the Black Bulls her real family to her own mother because they're the ones who love and support her.
    • Being disowned by his noble family, the House of Vaude, Finral is fine with his brother Langris putting the former down but will not tolerate insults to his squad.
    • Noelle is far more sisterly with Vanessa and Magna than anyone in the House of Silva and it is implied her magic control issues were made worse by her real siblings' abuse.
    • Gordon notes that, by the time of the Forest of Witches Arc, Gauche has come to care about Asta as much as he does Marie.
    • Grey grew up in a household with a cruel stepmother and stepsisters, and is thankful that she's found the Black Bulls as a family that she can trust.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: The squad is first introduced as a joke among other Magic Knight squads. However, by the time of the Royal Knights Arc, they've become the second most-powerful Magic Knight squads in history.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Although they're a Magic Knight squad who go to great deals to save innocent lives, commoner or not, they have a bad reputation in the Clover Kingdom due to their collateral damage to places they're supposed to protect and rowdy behavior. Their reputation improves as they accomplish important deeds such as defeating powerful members of the Eye of the Midnight Sun and Diamond Kingdom, so much that they end up second place in the squad rankings.
  • Idiot Hero: The closest any of them get to being intelligent is being a Genius Ditz (or, at best, a Ditzy Genius). Even the canonically most intelligent one, Gauche, is too full of Insane Troll Logic and his sister complex to qualify as anything else. The good part is they're all aware of it and know how to make it work to their advantage.
  • Inept Mage: They're full of these types, each of them inept in different ways. Asta can use magic only through his sword and cannot use magic in any other way, Noelle has incredible potential for magic, but her spells often veer in unexpected directions and more often than not hit her allies instead, Gauche is too obsessed with protecting his sister to be of any use in combat when she's not involved, Luck is too bloodthirsty and reckless to know how to use his magic for anything but combat or get along with anyone else, etc. Averted with their captain, Yami, who is scary competent and likes recruiting misfits in hopes that they'll one day become as strong as he is.
  • Parental Abandonment: Most of the Black Bulls, with the notable exception of Gordon and possibly Charmy and Magna, suffer from this. Asta was left at a church as a baby, Noelle's mother died in childbirth and she's heavily implied to have a strained relationship with her father, Yami has been stranded in the Clover Kingdom and likely hasn't seen his fishermen parents since, Finral's mother died and his father who married a Wicked Stepmother disowned him, Luck's mother died which left him to fend for himself, Gauche's parents were killed for their wealth, Vanessa left her mother the Witch Queen after being imprisoned all her life, Grey fled home due to her abusive stepfamily, Zora's father was killed by his fellow Magic Knights, Henry's parents left him at the hideout and never returned, and Nero's parents are long since dead. It's fitting that they all see each other as a surrogate family.
  • Quality over Quantity: Among the other squads, the Black Bulls by far have the lowest number of seen members, likely because of their bad reputation. Despite this, they're actually all high skilled mages and in the six months after Asta and Noelle join they place the second-highest in achievements among all the squads.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Invoked. When Yami was promoted to Captain, he explicitly stated that he wanted to form a squad that welcomed various outsiders and other undesirables and give them a place to belong. Even years later, they still do this as they take in two disgraced nobles (Noelle and Finral), a runaway witch (Vanessa), a former delinquent (Magna), a bloodthirsty guy only interested in violence (Luck), a former criminal obsessed with his sister (Gauche), a total glutton (Charmy), the only one without magic in the world (Asta) and two complete weirdos (Grey and Gordon). Then there's a troll and known criminal (Zora), a five-centuries old girl who can turn into a bird (Nero), and their founding member is a shut-in who acts like a ghost and has to stay by himself all the time (Henry):
    Magna: We're the Black Bulls! We're a whole group of failures.
  • Recruited from the Gutter: Many of the Black Bulls were recruited this way as opposed to the annual Magic Knights Exam. Yami offers membership to Henry whose illness confined him to the hideout, Gauche who had escaped jail, Vanessa whose mother trapped her in a cage all her life, Zora who was on a vengeful rampage against corrupt Magic Knights, Noelle who was rejected from her family's squad the Silver Eagles, and Nero who was on trial for the elves' reincarnation, initially protesting to save the Black Bulls but giving in after being touched by the squad's words. Even Asta was recruited after he failed to get any other captains' offers at the Magic Knights Entrance Exam.
  • Sanity Ball: Due to their weirdness and sometimes Skewed Priorities, at least one of the members need to hold one in the group.
  • Sempai/Kohai: Because Asta's enthusiastic and one of the youngest and newest members of the Black Bulls, he often refers to the older members as sempai, especially Magna. Played for Laughs when Zora takes advantage of his sempai status towards Asta when he reveals that he's a Black Bull.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Depending on the translation, they can be called the Black Bulls or the Black Sheep. The actual kanji translation is the former, though the latter works better as a Meaningful Name in regards to their nature as The Un-Favourite.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Although they were initially inept at the start, the Black Bulls scored a major victory in the Royal Knights Exam.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Throughout the story, when fighting the Diamond Kingdom and Eye of the Midnight Sun and training for the Royal Knights Exam, they become much stronger. As Yami puts it, they have to surpass their limits.
  • True Companions: They all care about each other greatly and are a close-knit group due to them all being societal outcasts, accepting each other when no other group would. They encourage each other to do their best, such as when Noelle practices her magic control to get them to the Underwater Temple, and are willing to go to great lengths to help one another, as seen when Asta's arms are cursed and they all try to find a cure. So much so that they barge into the Magic Parliament, the legal authority of the Clover Kingdom, to save Asta and Nero.
  • The Un-Favourite: Among the Magic Knight squads, their reputation is by far the worst. The group's prestige is measured by the number of stars they receive from the king. They have negative thirty. When they end second in the rankings later on, people think they threatened someone to get there.
  • White Sheep: They actually show a stronger sense of camaraderie and are far more welcoming of newbies, especially those without noble background, than the other squads. They also show a stronger sense of justice in protecting the peasants and innocents and lack the elitist mindset that most squads have. It helps that there are no nobles among them, with Finral being kicked out of his family, Gauche's family's money stolen, Noelle growing out of the noble mindset, Henry abandoned by his parents because of his illness, and Nero who was relegated to being a royal servant due to her seemingly weak magic.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Many of the Black Bulls are classified as Arcane Stage mages, having inexplicable magical powers. Asta was born without magic, letting him use Anti-Magic, Nero has Sealing Magic that was permanently changed after using Forbidden Magic, Yami's Dark Magic can affect the underworld, Vanessa can change fate to favor her friends, and Grey can transmute magic into different attributes. Even Charmy has two magic attributes because she's a dwarf hybrid.


    Yami Sukehiro 

Yami Sukehiro

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese), Christopher Sabat (English), Stephen Fu (English, young, episode 34)note 

Debut: Chapter 2 (Manga), Episode 4 (Anime)

Magic Attribute: Dark

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"Surpass your limits. Right here. Right now."

The Captain of the Black Bulls. A foreigner from an eastern country, Yami is a rough man with strange ways of leadership who's reliable in an emergency.

Yami uses Dark Magic, which can cover his blade in darkness to launch black crescent-shaped blasts or suck magical attacks into a black hole. He uses it in combination with his ki sensing to fight.


  • Ability Mixing: After the six month time skip, Yami can combine reading ki with Mana Zone, letting him react to moves before they're made.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Dante tells Yami he's jealous that he's acquired so many Arcane Stages with unique magics. Smirking, Yami replies that he only let them join the Black Bulls because he liked them.
  • All Men Are Perverts: A believer in this. He convinces the other males at the hot spring, except Asta and Yuno, to be this, stating that peeping on women is something a man must do. That said, his motivation comes off as more For the Lulz than personal perversion.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: After being stranded in the Clover Kingdom, he was discriminated against for being a foreigner. Despite this, Julius treated him kindly and invited him to join his squad the Grey Deer. When he was promoted to Captain, Yami specifically wanted to form a squad of outcasts like himself to give them a place to belong.
  • Always Accurate Attack: When Yami condenses his Mana Zone and thickens the mana, his iai quick-draw techniques inside it never miss.
  • Amazon Chaser: "I prefer women who are strong" in comparison to those who just act like it. Fortunately for him, strong women prefer him too.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: With Yami's Dark Magic combined with Vangeance's World Tree Magic, they can form the Tree of Qliphoth, which would bring devils to the living world and kill over 90% of the continent's population.
  • Area of Effect: Yami can use Mana Zone, controlling the mana in the area around him. He uses it to increase his spells' power and range. After the six month timeskip, he combines it with reading ki, and can form an overhead Black Hole that absorbs enemy spells.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: As a Magic Knight Captain, he is considered equal to a hundred normal mages, and is powerful enough to match the Big Bad in close combat when the latter overwhelmed Asta with ease.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: This is the reason for his loyalty to Julius, who taught him the Clover Kingdom's language and mentored him while he was a member of the Grey Deer, despite the xenophobia he faced as a foreigner.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Just before Vetto attempts his Last Breath Bullet, Yami saunters in after cutting through the prison he was left in. After congratulating everyone for their hard work, and secretly musing about how their effort inspired him, he invents a new spell and subsequently one-shots their foe with it.
      Yami: Hey, you idiots. How've you been?
    • From far away, unbeknownst to anyone near the target, he uses his Mana Zone to cast his Dark Cloaked Slash — Equinox, slicing Zagred vertically in half. Asta takes advantage of this to land the killing blow.
  • Blood Knight: Yami loves a good fight. He's pretty pleased when he finds a challenging opponent in Licht.
  • Blunt "Yes": Makes no effort to hide his suspicion toward Vangeance that he's really Licht, noting that they have the same build, voice, and ki.
  • Brutal Honesty: He has no filter. If he thinks about something, he's going to say it. When he tests Asta, Yami harshly tells him that no one wants him because he has no magical powers.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday:
    • The reason Vanessa is in Black Bulls and not in her mother's cage? Yami was slammed into the room where her cage was and his body broke through the bars. Yami didn't care if Vanessa joined him in escaping but told her to control her own fate, which convinced her to leave with him.
    • He broke Charlotte's curse because it flung his pasta soup, causing him to try to stop her. His words about relying on others led her to fall in love with him and break the curse, with him completely oblivious to it.
  • Casting a Shadow: His Dark Magic allows him to create waves of darkness to attack foes and block attacks.
  • Charged Attack: Dark Magic is infamously slow to cast because it requires time to cast spells. But if given enough time, Yami can make the most out of his magic. With incredible focus, he uses Mana Zone to unleash a vertical slash that travels a huge distance to slice Zagred.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: He is oblivious to the fact that both Vanessa and Charlotte are in love with him.
  • Combat Clairvoyance:
    • Coming from the Land of the Sun, he knows how to sense ki, allowing him to predict enemy attacks and movements. He teaches it to Asta.
    • After the six month time skip, he can combine it with Mana Zone to react to moves before they're made. Yami notes that he isn't on Julius's former level though.
  • Combination Attack: He has a series of these with Jack and Finral against Latry, the elf possessing Langris, with Jack and Yami slicing up Latry's Spatial Magic and Finral teleporting them.
  • Dare to Be Badass: Yami often tells his squad to surpass their limits during dangerous situations that have them fighting against formidable foes. They certainly live up to their captain's words, becoming stronger and managing to defeat powerful enemies — even sometimes learning new spells in the process.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Parodied. After his opponent gives a stereotypical Freudian Excuse speech about his life, Yami's own story amounts to: "I was born far away. I fell off the boat in a storm. I washed up in a foreign land. I beat the crap out of anyone who gave me a hard time and adjusted." From the tone of the story and considering that it's Yami talking, it's almost certainly meant as a "The Reason You Suck" Speech and essentially him saying, "Wah-wah, boo hoo. Hey crybaby, get off your cross and use it to build a bridge so you can move the hell on."
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Called the "Magic Knight Heretic" and wields Dark Magic in combat, but for all his rough exterior he is firmly on the side of the heroes.
  • Death Glare: He is introduced with one. He gives one whenever he is annoyed, usually over something trivial, and is more than enough to make Asta freeze in his tracks.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Yami tells his troops to engage the leader of the Eye of the Midnight Sun, but tells them not to die in his own special way:
    Yami: I'll kill you if you die.
  • Deus Exit Machina: Invoked in Chapter 60, when the Black Bulls attempt the Ocean Palace temple. The Water Priest excludes him from his challenges, and flat out tells him he's too powerful for them, and if he competes then the challenges won't be any fun. That said, it's subverted when the Eye of the Midnight Sun interrupts, elevates the threat level, and he's allowed to intervene.
  • Dimensional Cutter: Yami's spells "Dark Cloaked Dimension Slash" and its stronger variant "Dark Cloaked Dimension Slash — Equinox" are named such and described to be this. They can cut through spatial barriers, have great range, and because of Dark Magic's properties they can affect the underworld.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Tends to dish this out no matter how minor the slight:
    Yami: [to Asta after he politely apologizes for bumping into Yami] Looks like you're ready to die!
  • Dumb Muscle: He's not completely stupid, but he's not all there either. Trying to come up with his next move during his fight with Licht short circuits his brain, and he just decides to leave survival up to him 5 minutes from now. Note that if Licht had succeeded in nuking them, he wouldn't have lived that long anyway.
  • Elemental Barrier: His spell Black Cocoon forms a protective shell of darkness around himself.
  • Face of a Thug: Asta says that he has the eyes of a killer when he first meets him. He's definitely crude and threatens to kill Asta when he bumps into him, but is still a Magic Knight captain who cares greatly about his squad.
  • Fastball Special: He subjects Asta to one in order to save Noelle when her magic went out of control. He does this again on several occasions when he feels it's appropriate.
  • A Father to His Men: He's oftentimes crude and hates being talked back to, but always has his group's best interests at heart. As a result, he commands their absolute loyalty and respect.
  • Fish out of Water: He was this in his backstory, being shipwrecked in the Clover Kingdom and unable to return to his home country. Yami faced much discrimination for being a foreigner but Julius accepted him, inviting Yami to join the Magic Knights and teaching him the language and culture of the kingdom.
  • Foil: To Licht. Both care about their subordinates and are incredibly powerful sorcerers who wield rare magics, but the similarities end there. Yami is crude and foul-mouthed, is one of the Clover Kingdom's most powerful knights, and wields Dark Magic. Licht is unfailingly polite and civil, hates the Clover Kingdom, and wields powerful Light Magic. Licht is also a well-dressed Bishōnen who wears flowing robes like the traditional image of a mage and fights at long-range while Yami is a Hunk with Perma-Stubble wears just as tank top and pants and enters close combat with his katana. As it turns out, even their similarity of caring about their henchmen doesn't exist.
  • The Gadfly: The biggest in the series by a wide margin. It's easier to list the scenes where he isn't rubbing sarcasm in everyone's faces, scaring people for fun, or laughing like a hyena at someone's misfortune. He's even the only one willing to mess with Mereoleona repeatedly despite not being strong enough to get away with it. For the record, Zora gave up after one try.
  • Has a Type: According to the Volume 12 Questions Brigade, Yami likes women who can drink with and fight alongside him.
  • Heroic Build: According to the Volume 10 Questions Brigade, Yami is the most muscular character. It shows through him wearing a tank top and his physical style of fighting.
  • Hidden Depths: While he can seem like an absolute asshole to most people, he really does care about the well-being of his squad and the other squads. Thus, he's pissed after the Big Bad admits that Fuegoleon was lured into a trap, causing Yami to respond, "I'm sure you did. Because there's no way in hell he'd lose to this wimpy ass attack of yours!"
  • Hunk: Tall, muscular, manly, and attractive, for all his behavior.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Reprimands his team for destroying large sections of their base, while smashing the wall behind him in annoyance.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: His spell Dark Cloaked Iai Slash which has him sheathe his sword while he condenses his Black Moon, then coating his sword in his Dark Magic and drawing it to attack. It's strong enough to make Dante use his second magic to heal himself.
  • Impossible Task: Can be quite demanding at times, as seen when he tells Asta to copy him after Yami spent several minutes deflecting dozens of beams of light from the Big Bad:
    Yami: Hey, kid. Were you watching that?
    Asta: [in awe] Y…Yessir!!
    Yami: Great. Try doing it then.
    Asta: [sarcastic and in shock] Yessir… Wha… Like I could?!!!
  • Insane Troll Logic: On meeting Mereleona for the first time, he reasons that since her brother is Fuegoleon, she must be named Sisgoleon, having assumed "goleon" was just a common suffix for members of their family.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Frequently insults his own squad and scares the crap out of them over menial things. He also looks out for their well-being in his own unusual ways and is the first adult to acknowledge Asta's aspirations and potential to become the Wizard King.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: His katana is his personal weapon. Because he's from a distant land, it's a special custom order.
  • Kid Hero All Grown-Up: It's implied on a number of occasions that Yami went on a series of his own adventures in the past, similar to what Asta's doing now.
  • Light/Darkness Juxtaposition: Licht is the Light to Yami's Darkness, which is highlighted when they fight. Licht uses Light Magic to form light blades and move at incredible speed. Yami uses Dark Magic, which is slow to cast spells, to envelop his katana and unleash beams of darkness. Licht is a polite bishōnen who leads the Eye of the Midnight Sun, a group of terrorists who want to destroy the Clover Kingdom. Yami is a crude hunk who's the captain of the Black Bulls, a squad of social misfits who're much more moral than they seem.
  • Lightning Bruiser: To make up for his slow magic, Yami has incredible physical strength and speed which is supplemented by ki reading and Reinforcement Magic, channeling Dark Magic through his katana. This allows him to react fast against enemy attacks as well as unleash powerful dark slashes able to slice through giant boulders and fly through the air.
  • MacGuffin Super Person: He's wanted by the Dark Triad for his Dark Magic. Combined with Vangeance's World Tree Magic, they can create the Tree of Qliphoth to bring devils to the world.
  • Magic Knight: Yami describes himself as a "magic swordsman", using swordsmanship in combination with his magic. He can cover his katana in Dark Magic, using it to launch crescent beams of darkness.
  • Master Swordsman: He is definitely this, using his katana as the primary weapon in his fighting style. He uses his dark magic mostly as a supplement to his swordsmanship.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • His first name means darkness in Japanese and he uses Dark Magic.
    • His name includes the kanji for night, mediate, and large, which all fit him well.
  • Messy Hair: Yami's black hair sticks out messily to contribute to his rough image.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's attractive, tall, and muscular, which gets showed off by his tank top that he always wears.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: According to the Volume 10 Questions Brigade, he's the most muscular character. It shows in the physical power of his swordsmanship.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Being named after the Japanese word for "darkness" discourages anyone from screwing with him.
  • The Nicknamer: For starters, he calls Jack "String Bean Scythe", Charlotte "Prickly Queen", and Mereoleona "Sisgoleon", much to their chagrin. He also nicknames the elf possessing Charlotte "Prickly Queen 2.0", on account of their similar personalities.
  • Not So Different: His story is actually pretty similar to Asta's, being given hardship for being different (but because Yami was from a foreign land compared to Asta's disability) before attempting to claw their way to the top through sheer hard work and brute force. He's also not very intelligent, but remains effective due to how crazy and unpredictable he can be in battle.
  • Oblivious to Love: Yami's completely unaware that Charlotte is hopelessly in love with him despite her blushing and shyness. He interprets Charlotte's uncomfortableness around him as her not standing him. When her squad hears this, they thinks he's an "ultra-dense boor of a man".
  • Odd Name Out: He's the only character whose name sounds Japanese and so is clearly a foreigner. This is made even more obvious when he says in his backstory that he's from the Land of the Sun.
  • One-Hit Kill: By condensing his Mana Zone even further to cover only his arm, he can unleash his attack Death Thrust, which destroys Dante's entire torso.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: When inviting Asta to join the Black Bulls, Yami tells him that he doesn't have the right to refuse with a scary look on his face.
  • Papa Wolf: As crass as Yami may be about it, he cares greatly for his squad and will fiercely protect them whenever needed. When Dante defeats Asta and heavily injures Gauche, he's livid.
  • Perma-Stubble: His goatee is a stubble.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: The source of his epithet "Lord of Destruction". To compensate for its slow casting time, Yami's Dark Magic is very destructive when used, with his dark slashes destroying much of the cave him and Licht fight in.
  • Potty Emergency: Yami has a really bad bowel, spending long amounts of time on the toilet. So much so that a Running Gag has him be interrupted while using the bathroom. He often asks Finral to use his Spatial Magic to send him to the toilet.
  • Power of the Void:
    • His Dark Magic can absorb spells, especially from Light Magic, by forming small black holes or through dark spells.
    • After the time skip, he can combine this with Mana Zone to cast Dark Moon, forming a space where he chooses which spells are absorbed.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His mana is purple and he has very large amounts of magic, only outclassed by very powerful royals in the Clover Kingdom.
  • Purple Is the New Black: Although Yami's Dark Magic spells are black, his mana itself is colored purple.
  • Rated M for Manly: Yami's a muscled Magic Knight captain in a tank top who smokes and uses his katana with dark magic. He's always urging his squad members to get stronger and surpass their limits. Yami's manliness is one of the reasons Magna respects him so much.
  • Red Baron:
    • His epithet "Lord of Destruction" tells you that Yami's not someone to be messed with.
    • He's also known as the "Magic Knight Heretic" for using Dark Magic.
  • Rescue Romance: Both Vanessa and Charlotte fell for him after he rescued them from being trapped (Vanessa from her mother, Charlotte from her House's "curse").
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Yami makes Asta learn to sense ki while they're fighting the Eye of Midnight Sun, with Yami forcing Asta to hone it by fighting against Valtos. He even pretends to be surprised when Asta manages to do it, calling him creepy.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Although he acts uncouth most of the time, he's quite perceptive in battle, figuring out Licht's Light Magic in short time.
  • Smoking Is Cool: He can usually be seen with a cigarette in his mouth and is easily one of the most popular supporting characters.
  • Spell Blade: Yami's Dark Magic is notoriously slow to cast. To compensate for this, he mainly uses it to envelop his sword, using his magic as a means of reinforcing his strikes and shielding himself by absorbing the brunt of magical attacks.
  • Standard Status Effects: Because Dark Magic is infamously slow to cast, Yami prefers using his sword, his wits and physical ability to stand his ground, with his magic as a Status Buff for his attacks rather than attack with it directly. It also acts as a Status Ailment, absorbing enemy attacks, being especially effective against Light Magic.
  • Sword Beam:
    • Can shoot beams made of darkness as massive crescent waves.
    • His spell Dark Cloaked Dimension Slash unleashes a vertical slash with great range and cutting power, even moreso when combined with Mana Zone.
  • Team Dad: A rather strange example, but when his true colors shine through, it really shows.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman:
    • Although Dark Magic is far from being useless, it's slow to cast and Yami usually uses it more as a supplement for his swordsmanship. However, because the attribute is the polar opposite of light, it becomes highly effective when he fights against Licht, with his magic absorbing his spells by creating small black holes.
    • It's also highly effective against devils due to its power to affect the underworld. His magic is very useful in the fight against Zagred, whose Word Soul Magic can't block it, and when the Black Bulls fight Dante.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • He surpasses his own limits after trying to break a spatial barrier to help the Black Bulls against Vetto. He learns Dark Cloaked Dimension Slash to slice Vetto in half and stop him from self-destructing.
    • Yami states that he's learned some new stuff over the six month time skip. He shows it by combining Mana Zone and his Black Hole to erase Dante's spell within his territory and launch himself into counterattacks off thin air.
  • Tough Love: His belief. He sends his squad members on tough missions and put them in very dangerous situations in hopes that they'll get stronger.
  • Undying Loyalty: He's very loyal to Julius, who treated him kindly after he became stranded in the Clover Kingdom, took him into his squad, and taught him the kingdom's language. After Julius seemingly dies, Yami declares that he'll help protect the kingdom in his stead.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: After the Black Bulls win second place in the rankings, the first thing he does is rub the fact in his fellow captains' faces while laughing like a child.
  • Wutai: Hails from such named the Land of the Sun and so is considered a foreigner. That katana he uses is a special custom order because no one else in the Clover Kingdom uses them.

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    Asta 
See his entry on his page.

    Noelle Silva 
See her entry on the Main Characters page.

    Finral Roulacase 

Finral Roulacase

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Japanese), Brandon McInnis (English)note 

Debut: Chapter 2 (Manga), Episode 4 (Anime)

Magic Attribute: Spatial

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Click here to see Finral after the Hot Springs Training Camp Arc 

"I don't have to become the strongest. I'll make the Black Bulls the strongest squad!!"

A casanova who was disowned from the high-ranking noble Vaude family that likes to hit on women whenever he has the chance to. Despite that, he is still one of the most level-headed and less explosive members of the Black Bulls, resulting in him having quite a bit of responsibility.

Uses Spatial Magic to create portals for transportation. However, he is inept at using it offensively and dislikes fighting.


  • Amazon Chaser: After he sees Mimosa fight in the Royal Knights Exam, he calls her "the complete package" of beauty, grace and magical power.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Despite his younger half-brother Langris's abuse of him, Finral still greatly cares for him and regrets not bonding with him during their childhood. It shows when he tries to save him when he's possessed by an elf.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He comes just in time to save Finnes from being killed by Latry's Spatial Magic.
  • Black Sheep: His family hated him for being too weak and reluctant to fight. They outright disowned him so that his younger and more powerful brother could become the heir instead.
  • Bloodless Carnage: He bleeds, but considering all the big holes all over his body from Langris' attack, the amount of damage shown wasn't gory enough.
  • Butt-Monkey: Yami uses him as a vehicle and he gets dragged into dangerous situations whether he likes or not.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Langris' Cain. He always tried to connect with his brother growing up and even now he wants to get along with him. Sadly, Langris doesn't reciprocate at all. Despite all the abuse (and attempted murder) Langris has thrown at him, Finral still cares about him more than anyone else.
  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: He gets way too nervous and insecure to be flirty as usual around Finnes Calmreich in both flashbacks and present day. After he declares his intention to marry her, Langris chews him out for flirting with every girl he meets when he needs to limit this behavior to just Finnes or he will never be a good husband. Langris also mentions that he'll marry her instead if this continues.
  • Casanova Wannabe:
    • Stated in his introduction that his liking for women interferes with his work. However, he hasn't found a girlfriend yet. When Finral goes on a triple date, with Asta and Luck tagging along, he soon realizes how big of a mistake it was to bring them. It's heavily implied in his flashbacks that this behavior came about from realizing that his brother would become the head of his family and be forced to marry Finnes instead of being married to her himself despite their mutual attraction. Langris seems to be aware of Finnes's feelings for him, telling Finral before fighting him that she will be sad when Finral gets killed in their match.
    • Thanks to a major tongue lashing from Langris, he realizes that his aggressive advances on women have become so habitual that he's a hypocrite for declaring his love and intention to make Finnes his bride only to turn around and hit on two random girls. He goes from this to a Nervous Wreck around attractive women in a single chapter trying not to cheat on her anymore. Of course, he's immediately sent on a mission with Noelle, Mimosa, and Nero to meet the princess of the Heart Kingdom, who naturally turns out to also be gorgeous. Asta comes along too. However, due to being in such a panic, Finral can barely recognize Asta's presence.
  • Character Development: Finral starts off as being a coward with little confidence due to being disowned in favor his more talented brother. After being encouraged by Asta, he decides to become more assertive and stronger, training his magic. It culminates in him resolving to become the next head of House Vaude again and make Finnes his wife.
  • Combination Attack:
    • With Vanessa and Asta. Vanessa uses her strings and Finral his portals to make Asta move faster and with more flexibility while making it almost impossible for Vetto to hit him.
    • He has a series of these with Yami and Jack against Latry, the elf possessing Langris, with Jack and Yami slicing up Latry's Spatial Magic and Finral teleporting them.
  • Cowardly Lion: He is brave and very useful in battle, but only once running is no longer an option.
  • Disappointing Older Sibling: Finral's comparably less impressive magic got him disowned by his father and Wicked Stepmother, while his younger half-brother Langris fulfills the "little brother bully" version of this trope. However, much of Langris' hatred actually stems from the fact that, outside of the family, people somehow prefer the "weaker" Finral for, you know, being a decent person. Finral, meanwhile, is the one who considers himself a failure as a brother, feeling that he should have stopped Langris' descent into murderous jealousy.
  • Dramatic Irony: Despite Finral holding bitter feelings towards noble society because of how hard he believes it rejected him, his brother getting all the praise, and his parents abusing him for not being good enough to be a noble, the other nobles actually loved him because his incredible social skills allowed him to make tons of friends and connections. In contrast, Langris was the one most of the nobles didn't approve of due to having No Social Skills and being a rude brat who never showed respect for his peers. Finral's father and stepmother were so obsessed with Langris' intelligence and attack magic that they were the only ones in the court totally blind to Lanrgris' awful public behavior, leading to them abusing and disowning a successor that would've been accepted by most of noble society, while promoting the bad behavior of their younger child. Of course, the only one who ever found out about this contradiction was Langris, which kept Finral in the dark while thinking he was worthless and helped Langris into his Start of Darkness.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Before the Royal Knights tournament, he gets a new hairstyle, which causes the rest of the Black Bulls not to recognize him at first. And during his battle with Langris, he even says that he trained so hard that his hairstyle changed.
  • Extreme Doormat: Played for laughs among the Black Bulls, but most definitely not with his family. Finral tends to let people walk all over him without doing anything about it because he truly believed he's worthless. While he starts to understand that his squadmates care about him and are just being idiots (and Yami is doing it on purpose to try and get him to grow a spine), his family's severe abuse completely destroyed his courage and self image to the point where all he does is run from his problems. It's implied this is why he strikes out with the ladies so much because he has no confidence to be genuine with them, on top of still loving Finnes, who he also didn't fight for at all because he was such a doormat. After spending a year of being encouraged by Asta's actions, he decides enough is enough and puts this trait to bed for good.
  • Freudian Excuse: He became a shameless flirt whose only goal was to have fun after being disowned by his family for his inadequate magic, which caused his engagement with Finnes to be broken off.
  • Genre Savvy: He's aware of the Running Gag of people going in the Black Bulls' restroom always walking in on Yami taking a dump, so he tries to teleport Langris knowing that it was one of the few ways he could defeat him. Predictably, he hits Sekke instead. And of course, Yami is sitting there, pants down and ready to kill the poor bastard.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: His only way of attack, since his magic can't be used to Tele-Frag. Unfortunately, Finral is a Squishy Wizard, but against an even physically weaker opponent like Latry, it works just fine.
  • Grew a Spine: After being inspired by Asta, he resolved to become less passive and cowardly, with Finral training his magic and standing his ground against his brother.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: The Witch Queen attempts to have Asta slash Finral in half, but Rouge stops the former from doing so.
  • Handsome Lech: He's certainly good looking and introduces himself to a girl at the Magic Knights Entrance Exam to her blushing flattery. After this, he's seen having no luck, getting shot down by whoever he flirts with and states that he hasn't had a girlfriend yet.
  • Has a Type: According to the Volume 12 Questions Brigade, he especially likes girls who are pure and fleeting, which fits Finnes.
  • Holding Hands: He does this with an unconscious Langris's body when he collapses after defeating the elf possessing him, representing the brothers' reconciliation.
  • Homing Projectile: His spell Fallen Angel's Wingbeat that he learns after training follows enemies to forcibly teleport them wherever he chooses.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: He was originally the heir to the House of Vaude, a noble family with generations offensive Spatial Magic users and famed Magic Knights. But because of Finral's inability to use his magic offensively and being placed in the Black Bulls, he was disowned by his family in favor of his younger brother Langris.
  • Important Haircut: While his hair turning green was unintentional, his new hairdo is what Finral sees as the symbol of being a new person by ditching his lazy, cowardly, and desperate womanizing ways to become a brave and powerful magic knight. When Magna and Luck don't buy it, he quickly proves them wrong with his actions. At least with regard to ditching the laziness and cowardice. Stopping the womanizing proves to be much harder.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Although he usually fails, Finral is a shameless flirt who'll try to woo any pretty girl. That said, he's in love with his former fiancée Finnes, who is now engaged to his brother Langris after he was disowned. He later tries to win her back and become a man worthy of her by trying to stop being a flirt.
  • Likes Older Women: He's in love with his former fiancée Finnes, who is five years his senior. When she apologized to him for being sickly and older, Finral told her that he didn't mind.
  • Lovable Coward: He's always trying to avoid fights as much as possible. His magic suits his personality well: it's not particularly good for fighting but it's great for running away. He nonetheless musters up the courage to support Asta with his magic against Vetto. By the time he enters the Royal Knights Exam, he's no longer a coward in any way even though he still can't use magic to attack directly.
  • May–December Romance: With his First Love, Finnes, whom he would've married if he hadn't been disowned. She's almost 5 years older than him, which is almost unheard of in this kind of setting among nobles, with their first meeting happening when Finral was still a teenager and she was an adult. While Finnes was insecure about it, both of them wanted the Arranged Marriage to happen. But then Finral was kicked out of the family for Langris to be engaged to her instead.
  • Meaningful Rename: He took on Roulacase as his surname after being disowned by the Vaude family.
  • Missing Mom: His mother died shortly after he was born, with his father remarrying Langris's mother soon after.
  • Mundane Utility: When he asked Yami why he allowed someone as weak as him to join the Black Bulls, Yami at first responds that he needed someone to help carry luggage.
  • Nice Guy: Finral is really nice and friendly to whoever he meets. Because of his social skills, he was seen as a better choice as the next head of House Vaude than his younger brother Langris.
  • Nom de Mom: After being disowned as the heir of the noble Vaude family due to being less gifted than his younger half-brother, Langris, Finral took his dead mother's surname, Roulacase.
  • No Respect Guy: In spite of being ranked a 1st Class Junior Magic Knight higher than the rest of the squad (except Charmy and Yami) and the most down to earth member, Finral gets no respect from the others for his status and is treated as Yami's human ride, to his repeated frustration.
  • Only Sane Man: He is the only member of the Black Bulls who's not seen doing anything particularly crazy. He even bemoans how he's the only normal guy in his group when his triple date goes poorly.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage:
    • Had this with Finnes, who is supposed to marry the next head of House Vaude and was originally going to marry him before he was disowned in favor of his younger brother. It's heavily implied that they are both still attracted to each other.
    • He announces his intention to reclaim his position in the family to Langris and Finnes with the purpose of making Finnes his wife. Finnes responds with asking him to make it soon. After the six month time skip, they're engaged again.
  • Personality Powers:
    • Finral tries to run away from fights whenever possible and often lets people walk all over him. He uses his Spatial Magic to open portals to go to different locations, and cannot use it offensively.
    • After his training he gains a spell "Fallen Angel's Wingbeat" that launches spatial matter at an enemy to forcibly teleport them, representing his new resolve to be more assertive.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: The severe training he subjected himself to permanently singed his hair with his own mana, turning half of it green.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Finral is a kind young man who thinks lowly of himself for his inability to use offensive Spatial Magic. Langris, on the other hand, is unpleasant and became very arrogant from the praise over his powerful Spatial Magic. Notably, many thought that Finral would be better suited to be the next head of their family due to his sociable nature, while others thought that Langris's unfriendliness made him inferior.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: After resolving to become Finnes's husband again, he aspires to have this to be a man worthy enough for her. He still instinctively finds other girls attractive and nearly flirts with them, much to his own dismay.
  • Space Master: He's able to create portals that can transport people from one place to another. It can also be used to save people from falling by aiming the portal in the horizontal direction. It's explicitly referred to as Spatial Magic. Granted, it's hard to keep a portal open, so he can't perform Teleport Spam.
  • Still the Leader: He regularly reminds the Black Bull rookies that he outranks them, but they don't care (neither does anyone else). "I'm your superior..." becomes a Running Gag.
  • Successful Sibling Syndrome: Finral grew up in the shadow of his younger brother Langris, who was seen as a prodigy by for his powerful Spatial Magic whereas Finral couldn't use it offensively. As a result, Finral was disowned as the next head of the House of Vaude in favor of Langris. Said events caused Finral to have a low opinion of himself and tend to run away from his problems.
  • Takes One to Kill One: One of the few ways to cancel out Spatial Magic is through other Spatial Magic spells. This makes Finral important in fending off Langris during the Royal Knights Exam and against Latry when he possesses Langris's body.
  • Tears of Blood:
    • A comedic version. Once Fana snaps back to normal and reunites with Mars, her childhood friend, Finral cries streams of blood, bemoaning the fact that he's envious and miserable.
    • This happens again when he flirts with Lolopechka despite trying to change his ways for Finnes, with Finral also hitting his head against the floor in self-punishment.
  • Tele-Frag: Averted as Finral can't make his portals rip objects or bodies apart. It's actually his complete inability to Tele-Frag that started his problems with his family that eventually grew into the completely trashed relationship he has with them at the present. The consequences of this also meant he couldn't marry his First Love and led to him joining the Black Bulls.
  • Thinking Up Portals: His Spatial Magic opens portals.
  • Training from Hell: He made up his mind to be more like his squadmates some time after the events at the Witch's Forest. To do this, he gave up his slacking and flirting to subject himself to training offscreen that was so grueling that not only did he end up physically and magically stronger, but his hair was permanently damaged by overusing his mana to have green highlights.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: He's been on the receiving side of these speeches multiple times from multiple people (such as Asta or Finnes) due to his awful self-esteem. Finnes even believes his positive qualities make him so much more impressive than Langris will ever be. It takes a while, but eventually it works.
  • Weak, but Skilled: He doesn't have the large magical power of other nobles and his kind nature makes him unable to Tele-Frag. However, he still makes his rare Spatial Magic useful, quickly creating portals to close large distances, forcibly warp enemies, and help comrades avoid attacks in the midst of battle.
  • Weaponized Teleportation: After resolving to be stronger, he develops a new spell that follows enemies to forcibly teleport them. It's used on Sekke to warp him to the bathroom while Yami's using it.
  • Your Cheating Heart: After getting called out by Langris, Finral tries to stop his instinctive flirting to become worthy of being Finnes's fiancé again. He struggles, having a hard time keeping it together when traveling with Noelle, Mimosa, and Nero to the Heart Kingdom. After him and Finnes get engaged again, Finral stops himself from hitting on a girl with great effort, to Noelle's disappointment and Asta's praise, and struggles to not get worked up over the girls bathing.

    Magna Swing 

Magna Swing

Voiced by: Genki Muro (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English)note 

Debut: Chapter 3 (Manga), Episode 6 (Anime)

Magic Attribute: Flame

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A loud mouthed Magic Knight with the looks of a delinquent. He was indeed a former delinquent that joined the Magic Knights once he was inspired by the mayor of his village and is a much nicer guy once one proves their worth.

Uses Flame Magic, primarily to throw several types of fireball with different effects. Tying in to his baseball theme, Magna can also conjure up flaming sport shoes or fiery baseball bats.


  • Adaptational Expansion: In the anime, his backstory involves the mayor of Saussy, which is why Magna gets angrier with Heath than he does in the manga.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Comes across as this at first. However, after Asta beats him, he sheds the arrogant facade and reveals himself to be a pretty amiable fellow from the sticks.
  • Bash Brothers: Magna and Luck are best friends and coordinate well with each other in battle, able to combine Magna's flames with Luck's lightning in a combined spell when fighting Vetto.
  • Batter Up!: He can form a baseball bat out of fire to knock his fireballs at enemies or as a melee weapon.
  • Bishōnen: Surprisingly, despite his delinquent appearance, Magna is this when he lets his hair down and takes off his sunglasses.
  • Butt-Monkey: Chances are if someone is going to have their intelligence insulted, their appearance mocked, or their fundoshi set on fire for cheap laughs, it's going to be Magna.
  • Can't Catch Up: Because Magna has lower mana reserves due to being a peasant, he's unable to learn rune arrays in the Heart Kingdom with the rest of the Black Bulls who use natural attributes. He leaves in frustration, resolving to get stronger in his own way.
  • Combination Attack: Him and Luck combine their magic to cast Flame Lightning Explosive Cannon against Vetto. It doesn't do anything to him.
  • Commonality Connection: He bonds with Zora over the six month time skip due to their shared peasant background.
  • Confusion Fu: His spell Time Bomb Explosive Scattershot, which makes it so that enemies don't know which fireballs will disappear or explode and where they'll go to.
  • Cool Bike: More like Cool Broom, but it's decorated with a bull skeleton and saddle. Noelle thinks it's unsightly but Asta likes it.
  • Cooldown Hug: Magna gives one to a crying Luck after Rufel is exorcised from him, reassuring him that he is a Black Bull.
  • Cool Shades: He's almost always seen wearing a pair of blue-tinted sunglasses to go with his delinquent look. They tend to shatter whenever he's shocked for comedic effect.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He warms up to Asta immediately after he sends his own magic back at him.
  • Delinquent Hair: His hair is dyed light grey hair on the top and shaped into a mohawk. It adds to his "yankee" image.
  • Elemental Speed: Magna's spell Risky Stolen Base forms a pair of fire shoes that let him run faster.
  • Elemental Weapon:
    • He can create a baseball bat from flames.
    • Magna can form a pair of shoes out of fire to increase his running speed.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: He explains his new technique to Asta during their fight in the tournament. Zora calls him out for how stupid that was afterwards.
  • Face of a Thug: His appearance is made complete with the clothes of a Japanese Delinquent, with Delinquent Hair to match. It initially terrifies Asta, who even calls him a gangster, but the two soon become quite friendly. With Zora, they're called the "thug-faced duo" by Vanessa.
  • Farm Boy: Like Asta, he also comes from the farmland outskirts. He became the town hero for being admitted into a Magic Knight squad and works to make his village proud.
  • Fingerless Gloves: He wears a pair of black fingerless gloves, and is a tough-acting Magic Knight.
  • Fireballs: His Flame Magic centers around throwing small fireballs like baseballs to explode on enemies. After his training for the Royal Knights Exam, he can use the Gargantuan Exploding Fireball spell, creating a fireball much larger than his usual baseball-sized ones that's also more destructive.
  • First Friend: In a monologue, Luck starts realizing that Magna is his first friend. He even stops smiling for a second once he realizes that Magna hasn't been selected to be a Royal Knight.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Luck. They're best friends who like to push each other to get stronger.
  • The Gambling Addict: As usual for this, he's absolutely horrible at it. He's seen with nothing but his underwear and shades by the end of Chapter 10.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He goes from calm to extremely angry with minimal provocation and usually deals with it by picking fights with his fellow Magic Knights, as demonstrated when he attacked Luck because he ate his dessert.
  • Has a Type: According to the Volume 12 Questions Brigade, he likes a lively woman who can keep up with him.
  • Having a Blast: Many of his fireballs are able to explode upon contact or after a set amount of time.
  • A Hero to His Hometown: Although he's the Butt-Monkey of his squad, Magna is respected in his village Rayaka for becoming a Magic Knight.
  • Hot-Blooded: Loud-mouthed and passionate about whatever he does, whether it's throwing fireballs in battle or getting annoyed with his fellow Black Bulls.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: Magna learns some new spells over the course of the series that gain a baseball motif to them, such as a dash move themed on stealing a base and a handheld fireball he throws like a pitcher. It's an odd use of this considering baseball doesn't exist in his world.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: With his Flame Magic, Magna can throw curving fireballs to attack. His Annihilation Massacre Fireball spell makes his fireball disappear then reappear to hit from another angle. The Guidebook gives him a 5/5 in Batting Eye.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Has this image to a T with the chain, dark shades, dyed mohawk, leather jacket and boots, and tough guy attitude. He's even called "Funny-Glasses Delinquent" by others.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a foul-mouthed delinquent with a short temper, getting angry very easily. Despite this, he's very loyal to his squadmates and risks his life to save innocent civilians.
  • Lightning/Fire Juxtaposition: Luck and Magna are best friends and often fight as a duo. Luck uses Lightning Magic to form gauntlets and greaves to fight at great speeds; Magna uses Flame Magic to form a bat out of fire and throw explosive fireballs. Personality-wise, Luck is an eccentric, bloodthirsty fighter while Magna is a short-tempered delinquent.
  • Meaningful Name: Magna sounds and is spelled similar to "magma", which fits with his flame powers. His surname is Swing, and he uses his Flame Magic to form bats made of fire and throw fireballs like pitches.
  • Multicolored Hair: Overlapping with Delinquent Hair, he has dyed light grey hair on the top and black hair on the sides.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His spells' names include Prison Death Scattershot and Annihilation Massacre Fireball.
  • No Respect Guy: Nearly as bad as Finral. Luck often messes with him and Vanessa likes to call him a "virgin delinquent". Noelle also tends to dismiss Magna, despite his sempai status, with the excuse that she's royalty.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: After returning from a dungeon in a wasteland to find a cure for Asta's arms, he comes back with a changed personality and overflowing with power. He returns to normal soon after.
  • Personality Powers: It's natural that the hot-headed, short-tempered Magna wields Flame Magic that includes explosive fireballs.
  • Playing with Fire: His magic. He can shoot in small bursts, massive fireballs, or in a spray like a shotgun.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Magna leaves in frustration after finding out his mana is too low to use the Heart Kingdom's rune technique. Luck leaves him be, saying that if this stops him from getting stronger that's all Magna's worth.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: While none of the members of the Black Bulls are really exempt from this, he uses expletives more often than anyone else seen in the series thus far despite being a nice guy at heart.
  • Spam Attack: Many of his spells involve throwing many fireballs at once to hit enemies from different angles. His Prison Death Scattershot and Explosive Buckshot spells are especially notable, as he throws a barrage of fireballs.
  • Taking You with Me: He sets his fireballs to blow himself and Rufel up, leaving Rufel injured but not defeated.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Sol during the Royal Knights tournament, though they manage to cooperate more or less fine. Kirsch is another matter altogether.
  • Time Bomb: Magna has a spell called Time Bomb Explosive Scattershot, forming many fireballs and throwing them, with the fireballs exploding after a set time period.
  • Tombstone Teeth: Unlike other characters, his teeth are sometimes portrayed as this when he smiles. He's also the Butt-Monkey of the Black Bulls for comedic purposes.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After his training for the Royal Knights Exam, his fireballs become much more explosive and they can disappear when thrown, reappearing to hit enemies from a different angle.
  • Virgin-Shaming: He's occasionally subjected to this by Vanessa, who calls him a "virgin delinquent". Judging by his embarrassed denial whenever she does, she's probably right.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Luck likes to tease Magna with shocks and pranks, with Magna often getting angry at him. Despite this, the two acknowledge each other as best friends and often go on missions together, with them forming the Special Assault Duo of the Black Bulls.
  • Volleying Insults: Quite often with Luck.
  • Weak, but Skilled:
    • As Magna states himself, he doesn't have the large magical power that nobles have, and needs to use his magic wisely as a result. Thus, he uses aim, proper timing, and tricky pitches to make the most of his fireball spells.
    • When he tries to train with Gaja, it's revealed he's a Stage Five, with his mana too low to handle arrays. He leaves and resolves to get stronger by himself.

    Luck Voltia 

Luck Voltia

Voiced by: Ayumu Murase (Japanese), Justin Briner (English)note 

Debut: Chapter 3 (Manga), Episode 6 (Anime)

Magic Attribute: Lightning

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"As long as I get to fight tough guys, I'm good!♪"

An upbeat and friendly boy eager for strong opponents to fight with, and capable of great magical feats and magic sensing. He was brought up by his mother to always win and become strong.

Uses Lightning Magic, manipulating lightning most often by conjuring magical greaves and gauntlets.


  • Adaptive Armor:
    • Luck can add claws to his Holy Lightning Boots for more power. They also change throughout the story as he becomes more powerful, gaining more pointed toes and eventually horns.
    • After being possessed by Rufel, his Holy Lightning Gloves become more streamlined and gain horns.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted. A girl at a mixer starts falling for the gap between his cute looks and dangerous personality but she's soon put off.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: After learning True Lightning Magic over the time skip, he uses it to pierce through Svenkin's devil-reinforced Skin Magic.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: His usual strategy, since he loves fighting so much.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: When he does stop to think of a plan, he is actually very competent when it comes to analyzing the opponent's magic, taking into account factors such as Asta's lack of a magical signature and the force behind Noelle's water attacks.
  • Bash Brothers: Luck and Magna are best friends and coordinate well with each other in battle, able to combine Luck's lightning with Magna's flames in a combined spell when fighting Vetto.
  • The Berserker: Due to being such a battle maniac, he fights relentlessly in battle, almost constantly trying to attack enemies during a fight. Unlike most, he does display some perception when he actually stops to strategize.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Luck is constantly cheerful and amicable towards everyone he meets. He also enjoys fighting so much to the point of leaving opponents near death.
  • Blood Knight: More than willing to leave his teammates in an extremely deadly dungeon with enemies abound if he thinks he'll get a good fight. It's the reason why Yami describes Luck as having a messed up personality despite his talent. He's this way because his mother only started showing him love after he defeated a noble.
  • Bright Is Not Good: Luck wears bright green, has blonde hair, and clads himself in greaves and gauntlets made of bright blue lightning. In spite of his appearance, he's a borderline psychotic fighter who becomes more unhinged as a battle goes on.
  • Character Development:
    • Stemming from his promise to his late mother, Luck refuses help from his friends when fighting enemies at first. When Asta refuses to abandon him during his fight with Lotus, he acknowledges that he's not alone anymore and breaks the promise, choosing to fight with his squadmates and becoming more cooperative with others.
    • Luck starts off as a Magic Knight only interested in fighting strong enemies. From being around Asta, Luck becomes more moral, chastising Svenkin for his cruelty and proclaiming that he'll protect innocents because he's a Magic Knight.
  • Combination Attack:
    • Him and Magna combine their magic to cast Flame Lightning Explosive Cannon against Vetto. It doesn't do anything to him.
    • His Lightning Arrow spell with the rest of Team K during the Royal Knights Exam, creating a large arrow made of electricity that's fitted onto a railgun which is flown with wings.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: He has blue eyes which seem like Innocent Blue Eyes when combined with his youthful appearance and demeanor, but are chilling when he's unhinged during a fight.
  • Creepy Child: He was considered this when he was younger due to constantly smiling and being so bloodthirsty.
  • Cute and Psycho: His cute, boyish appearance hides a nigh sociopathic fighter who enjoys bloodshed.
  • Cute Bruiser: A Rare Male Example. Despite being 18, Luck looks young for his age with messy blonde hair, big blue eyes, and a smile noted to be cute. He's also a deranged fighter who uses lightning gloves and boots to ricochet around.
  • Dynamic Entry: During the attack on the Eye of the Midnight Sun headquarters, Luck kicks through a wall, hitting a member about to torture an innocent woman.
  • Elemental Hair: He has messy blonde hair and uses Lightning Magic.
  • Elemental Speed: Luck's Lightning Magic forms electric gauntlets and greaves on his hands and feet that allow him to move at blistering speeds.
  • Elemental Weapon: He uses his lightning magic to create magical gauntlets and greaves to fight in close combat. When training him during the six month time skip, Gaja notes that Luck is good at equip spells and forming arrays near his hands and feet, encouraging him to focus on this to form his own magic fighting style.
  • Extremity Extremist: Thanks to forming his Holy Lightning Boots, Luck mostly fights in close combat with his legs.
  • Fast as Lightning: His lightning boots especially give him incredible speed.
  • Freudian Excuse: He has a pathological need to defeat strong individuals because when he was young, his distant mother only began to give him affection after he defeated a noble. Because this helped her, she encouraged him to continue to fight and win. Even after she died, he still tries to find and defeat powerful enemies so she will still love him.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Magna. They're best friends who like to push each other to get stronger.
  • The Gadfly: Luck's character profile states that one of his favorite things is messing with people. He likes to prank his squadmates, taking their belongings and setting off traps near them. Especially with Magna, shocking him often and setting his fundoshi on fire at the beach.
  • Gratuitous Greek: Using True Lightning Magic, his spell Ceranos is Greek for lightning.
  • Hand Blast: Luck can fire lightning orbs from his Holy Lightning Gloves.
  • Has a Type: According to the Volume 12 Questions Brigade, he likes someone strong who can fight him again and again.
  • Horned Humanoid: After being possessed by Rufel, which gave him a permanent boost in magic power, Luck manifests horns made of electricity whenever he uses his lightning greaves and gauntlets.
  • Identical Stranger: Looks very similar to the elf boy who was with the elf lady whom Rhya tried to go have a drink with. As it turns out, Luck's the host of the elf boy.
  • Instant Expert: As Gaja says, Luck has an instinct for magic arrays and almost instantly forms one. While it took Gaja, the strongest of the Spirit Guardians, two years to use True Lightning Magic through natural mana, it takes Luck six months.
  • Instant Runes: After training in the Heart Kingdom, he learns to use spell arrays, forming them mid-air to ricochet off of and near his hands and feet to boost his speed.
  • I Work Alone: Luck has this mindset at first due to his promise to his late mother, ditching Asta and Noelle to fight Lotus and not wanting their help. When Asta refuses to abandon him, Luck decides to fight together with them.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: His fighting style revolves around forming clawed gloves and boots out of lightning to move at great speeds and attack with slashes and kicks.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He rarely puts together a strategy any more complicated than attacking the opponent until they stop moving. However, that doesn't mean he can't stop to come up with something brilliant, his greatest victory so far is when he uses his brain, not his fists, to come up with a plan that defeats Reve by forcing her to summon Dorothy into her own dream world.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His Lightning Magic can be quite destructive and by forming lightning boots he can attack enemies with electric blasts and his gauntlets at great speeds. He becomes faster and stronger after being temporarily turned into an elf.
  • Lightning/Fire Juxtaposition: Luck and Magna are best friends and often fight as a duo. Luck uses Lightning Magic to form gauntlets and greaves to fight at great speeds; Magna uses Flame Magic to form a bat out of fire and throw explosive fireballs. Personality-wise, Luck is an eccentric, bloodthirsty fighter while Magna is a short-tempered delinquent.
  • Maniac Tongue: Luck sometimes has his tongue playfully sticking out of his mouth, which fits his cute boyish appearance and bloodthirsty tendencies.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Luck suits his happy, upbeat demeanor whenever he's not obsessed with fighting.
    • Voltia as in a volt of electricity. His last name can also be rendered Boltia as in lightning bolt.
  • Momma's Boy: A surprisingly dark example because his mom was distant from him in his youth, but she first started showing him affection after he defeated a noble. This event helped her and so she encouraged him to keep fighting, and keep winning, all for her selfish benefit. Now he has a pathological need to find and defeat strong opponents so that she will continue to love him. He finally grows out of it after his friends pull him back from being possessed, leaving what could either be his mental image of her or her spirit in the afterlife behind as she cries in happiness for him.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome:
    • Luck, while searching for the source of the dungeon's strong magical power - later revealed to be Lotus Whomalt and his underlings - defeats all of the foot soldiers, leaving only the veteran member to face him.
    • After returning from a dungeon in a wasteland to find a cure for Asta's arms, he comes back with a changed personality and overflowing with power. He returns to normal soon after.
  • Older Than They Look: He's actually 18 despite looking like a young boy.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • When Langris severely injures Finral and is about to kill him, Luck stops smiling and threatens to kill him in a chillingly cold voice.
    • After seeing one man from the Spade Kingdom wipe out a whole force of soldiers from the Diamond Kingdom, some of whom were captain level according to Magna, Luck starts to shake, with Vanessa asking him not to start a fight. Luck quickly corrects her: he's not shaking out of excitement but pure fear for the first time ever.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Always has a smile on his face, no matter what. He's even introduced as the "Cheery Berserker". He only stops when Langris is about to kill Finral and after his friends save him from being possessed.
  • Personality Powers: He uses lightning and is eccentric, unhinged, and actually quite intelligent and perceptive in battle.
  • Psycho Electro: When Luck fights an opponent he really likes, he becomes more unhinged, going back to his issues with his controlling mother, as shown with his fight with Lotus Whomalt.
  • Red Baron: Luck is known as "The Cheery Berserker" for nearly beating an opponent to death at the Magic Knights Entrance Exam.
  • Ride the Lightning: After training for six months in magic arrays, he can use True Lightning Magic: Ceranos to become a piercing lightning bolt.
  • Sensor Character: All the Magic Knights captains acknowledge Luck's skill in mana sensing, which Yama states is better than even nobles'. He can sense magic from miles away and even differentiate the magic attributes of group members close together. When entering a dungeon, he shortly senses Lotus as a strong mage and goes off to fight him.
  • Sharing a Body: Turns out to be sharing the body with the soul of a long dead elf named Rufel. It takes a battle involving Asta and his new sword to exorcise him out of Luck's body.
  • Shock and Awe: His magic. He's able to shoot condensed bolts as an attack or equip them to his feet and hands to increase his speed dramatically and allow him to bounce off walls to come at his opponent from various angles.
  • Slasher Smile: He displays an unnerving, wide grin whenever he gets excited during battle.
  • Smarter Than You Look: He's the one who figures out how to use Sally's discovery of the weakness to Reve's Dream Magic and make a plan that summons the real Dorothy.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The official translation uses "Luck", but his name can easily be rendered as Rack, Lack or Lakk. It's not just his first name, either; his last name can be rendered either "Boltia" or "Voltia" with both working in regards to the aforementioned meaningful name.
  • Stepford Smiler: His mother never showed affection to him unless he won a fight, so he has an obsession with winning even after her death, leaving him an empty shell with nothing but a drive to win until Asta gets through to him.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: His deceased mother looks just like a female version of him.
  • Surpassed the Teacher: He learns from Gaja how to create a magic array with natural mana runes over the six month time skip. It took Gaja, who's the strongest Spirit Guardian, two years to use it well enough to cast True Lightning Magic. It takes Luck six months.
  • Tears of Remorse: After Rufel, who was rampaging in his body, is exorcised and he recalls memories of his squadmates, a crying Luck asks if he's a Black Bull, with Magna reassuring him.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Like Yuno, being temporarily turned into an elf permanently improved his magical power, magic control, and mana sensing.
    • After the six month time skip, he's learned to create an array from Gaja, using runes made of natural mana to enhance his magic to the point he can use True Lightning Magic.
  • Tricked-Out Gloves: His Holy Lightning Gloves, a pair of clawed gauntlets that he can use to cut up enemies and unleash concentrated lightning blasts.
  • Tricked-Out Shoes: Luck's Holy Lightning Boots, a pair of greaves that boost his speed and jumping lower which he can add claws to.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Luck likes to tease Magna with shocks and pranks, with Magna often getting angry at him. Despite this, the two acknowledge each other as best friends and often go on missions together, with them forming the Special Assault Duo of the Black Bulls.
  • Volleying Insults: Quite often with Magna.
  • Yellow Lightning, Blue Lightning: Luck's Lightning Magic has a bright blue color to it.
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    Gauche Adlai 

Gauche Adlai

Voiced by: Satoshi Hino (Japanese), Risa Kageyama (Japanese, young), Dave Trosko (English), Kate Oxley (English, young)note 

Debut: Chapter 3 (Manga), Episode 6 (Anime)

Magic Attribute: Mirror

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"You're all I need, Marie!! What do I care about other people?!"

A man obsessed with his little sister and whose primary objective is to dedicate himself to her. He was born to the noble Adlai family but was cast out after his parents' deaths. Thus, he became a violent, vulgar ex-criminal who has a very hard time working with his fellow knights.

Uses Mirror Magic, being capable of firing lasers by reflecting light, and duplicating someone, most often himself.


  • Alternate Universe: One of the aspects of his Mirror Magic is that he's able to bring an alternate version of himself from the mirror world to assist him in combat, effectively doubling his combat power.
  • Anti-Hero: Gauche is a complete asshole, but when push comes to shove, he will help the other Black Bulls.
  • Attack Reflector: His mirrors can do this, reflecting his own light lasers to hit enemies from different angles and even allies' attacks in Combination Attacks. His Full Reflection spell creates a giant mirror that reflects Licht's light spell back at him.
    Gauche: No matter how big or strong it is... mirrors reflect light!!
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Although he rarely shows it, Gauche holds deep respect and gratitude for Yami, who took him in despite being an escaped prisoner, and Sister Theresa, who looks out for his little sister despite their dishonored family background.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Deconstructed. He's fiercely protective of his younger sister Marie, to the point where he tries to kill a sleeping Asta because of her Precocious Crush on him. He prioritizes saving her over everyone else so much that he leaves Asta, Sister Theresa, and the other children after Baro is transformed into a monster. Marie punches him saying that she hates when he's like this and that she likes him as a Magic Knight who protects others. This causes him to go back to help them.
  • Big Brother Worship: Inverted, as Gauche is a siscon of the highest caliber. He is constantly staring at pictures of his little sister and always refers to her as an angel. It is implied that he does everything for her as he tells Asta he can spend all the money he wants for her.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Finral teleports Gauche just in time for him to reflect back Licht's powerful light spell with a giant mirror, defeating him.
  • Brainy Brunette: Gauche has light brown hair and, according to the Volume 9 Questions Brigade, is the smartest Black Bull with a Cleverness of 5/5 from the Guidebook. He puts his intellect to use in a fight, devising a new magic theory in the middle of battle to learn a new spell. Notably, in little time he figures out how Henry's Recombination Magic works.
  • Character Development: He starts off as a selfish loner who only cares about his little sister. After Marie calls him out for it, he tries to become a brother she would be proud of and helps Asta, even developing a new spell involving cooperation. This continues, as he grows to care more for the other Black Bulls.
  • Character Tics: Tends to keep one or both of his hands in his pockets, usually when using his Mirror Magic and especially while flying on his broom.
  • Combination Attack: He duplicates Asta with his left mirror eye, with him absorbing Gauche's magic with his sword to unleash many simultaneous slashes to defeat Baro.
  • Cool Big Bro: Despite his obsession with her, Marie does love and respect Gauche. When he leaves the others to save her, she chastises Gauche for being uncool. Marie tells him to stay the cool big brother she's proud of by being a Magic Knight that protects everyone. This motivates Gauche to return and help fight Sally and Baro.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He gets extremely jealous if his sister Marie shows affection to anyone else. He's really sad when she proclaims that she'll marry Asta and later tries to kill him in his sleep.
  • Doppelgänger: He's able to call forth a mirror world duplicate of himself to assist him in battle. Using his mirror eye he can create multiple duplicates of an individual that have the original's abilities.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Gauche may be an ex-con obsessed with his sister, but even he thinks the extremely shy Grey and creepy, mumbling Gordon are complete weirdos.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: He actually met Grey before either joined the Black Bulls as he saved her from a bunch of thugs. Of course, he doesn't remember this as she was disguised by her magic at the time.
  • Freudian Excuse:
    • His rich parents were killed by a friend of the family for their estate, who then promptly kicked the young Gauche and Marie out on the streets. This led Gauche to a life of crime to provide for Marie and a belief that people only look out for themselves and he should do the same.
    • It's implied that his insane devotion to Marie is as fanatical as it is because some advice Yami offered him to convince him to join the Black Bulls was somewhat misinterpreted by Gauche and the actual message was skewed as a result.
  • Fricking Laser Beams: The main application of his magic in which he blasts holes in his opponents with powerful beams, but they're still slow enough that Asta is able to deflect them after being jolted out of bed.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: During the Reincarnation Arc, while Asta, Grey, and Gordon try to save Gauche from his Grand Theft Me situation, they all hilariously wonder why they're risking their lives for someone as unpleasant as Gauche.
  • Glass Eye: He has a mirror where his left eye would be that lets him duplicate anyone he sees with it.
  • How Dare You Die on Me!: He tells a wounded Sister Theresa how dare she die as she's being healed. She gets better, giving him her magic power to save Asta.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Gauche holds this view because of his past, believing that no human can be trusted because everyone looks out for themselves first, betraying people without second thought to have it easier. This gradually changes when the church children donate their magic to him to help Asta, and the Black Bulls save him from his possession by the elf Droit.
  • Identical Stranger: He bears an uncanny resemblance to a long-deceased member of the elf tribe - and a companion of Licht, Rhya and Vetto - seen in Chapter 134. This similarity gains significance when back in Chapter 51, Licht was not only shown reacting strongly upon encountering Gauche, but even stated that he "could not bear to hurt him", the reason for which apparently is one that Gauche would "someday understand." Sally even mentions in Chapter 139 that she and the others have been ordered not to kill him, so Licht definitely has an interest in keeping him alive. Turns out he was the host of said elf.
  • Ineffectual Loner: At first, he's a selfish loner who always prefers to act alone. After being called out by Marie for fleeing, Gauche returns to help Asta. Due to his past failures and acknowledgement of Asta, he develops a new spell that duplicates others, using it on Asta to defeat Sally and Baro.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Dante stabs him with his sword. He's luckily saved by Grey's magic.
  • Impoverished Patrician: He's the son of the noble Adlai family and his parents were killed for their wealth, leaving Gauche and his sister impoverished. It doesn't help that even after joining the Magic Knights, he's spent his entire salary on gifts for Marie.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Thanks to his sister complex, Gauche has this when it involves his little sister Marie:
    • He tells a defeated group of criminals he won't kill them because it's Marie's birthday. He then tells them to wish her happy birthday and that they'll die afterwards anyway.
    • He tries to kill Asta in his sleep after Marie has a Precocious Crush on him because Gauche doesn't want him to marry her. Asta lampshades just how ridiculous it sounds.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Deep, deep down. He's overall a jerk, but he'll make an exception for those who make his sister happy. He also went back to save Asta, Sister Theresa, and the other children at Marie's urging. Gauche also grows to care for the other Black Bulls, though he doesn't like to admit it.
  • Justified Criminal: He was sent to prison because he was stealing food and money to provide for himself and his sister Marie after their noble parents were killed and their family's money was stolen.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch:
    • Although a case of Disproportionate Retribution, he threatens to kill a group of criminals who didn't wish Marie happy birthday when he asked.
    • He furiously stomps on Neige when he finds out he bruised Marie.
  • Magic Mirror: The basis of his magic, in which he uses a mirror to reflect light into powerful beams to use against his foes, and to access Mirror Universes to bring alternate versions of himself to help him in combat. He has another one hidden under his Peek-a-Bangs that can clone one person dozens of times in an instant.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "Gauche" means awkward or left in French. He's a socially awkward jerk with a sister complex. He also has a mirror where his left eye would be that can instantaneously make many clones of a person.
    • "Adlai" is Hebrew for refuge. After escaping prison, he finds refuge in the Black Bulls to avoid being imprisoned again.
  • Me's a Crowd:
    • With his Mirror Magic, he can summon an alternate version of himself in combat.
    • Using the hidden mirror where is left eye would be he can manifest many copies of a targeted individual. He creates many copies of Asta to defeat a transformed Baro.
  • Morality Chain: His little sister, Marie, whom he raised after his rich parents died in suspicious accident. Without her, he would likely still be even more of a self-serving thug.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Takes My Sister Is Off-Limits! to the extreme, where he tries to murder Asta in his sleep, all because his sister expressed her desire to marry him out of childish admiration.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Gauche is creepily obsessed with his sister, to the point where he tries to kill Asta in his sleep because Marie has a Precocious Crush on him.
  • Nosebleed: Constantly, as a joke about his sister complex. Gordon later reveals it happens whenever he thinks about anyone he cares about including Asta and the other Black Bulls, so whether it's him being a total pervert, just having high blood pressure, or Bizarre Alien Biology is anyone's guess.
  • One-Man Army: The first page of Chapter 83 has him sitting on top of a mountain of criminals he defeated.
  • Only in It for the Money: He became a Magic Knight to provide for his beloved sister Marie. During a visit, he buys out an entire toy shop to give her presents. He later does care about the Black Bulls, however, as seen when they exorcise Droit from his body.
  • Only Sane Man: This is what happens when you leave him alone with Grey and Gordon.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Sports a short one that covers his left eye. It covers a special magic mirror that has replaced it, which he then uses, albeit reluctantly, to clone Asta in order to beat a sludge monster.
  • Personality Powers:
    • Gauche is a very self-concerned, selfish loner who, in his own words, only sees himself and his sister, does everything for their sake, and has no interest in befriending or trusting others. He often uses his Mirror Magic to duplicate himself and work alone.
    • After warming up to Asta, he develops a new spell that requires him to cooperate with others by letting them look at his mirror eye in order to create multiple copies of them. Since then, Gauche becomes more of a team player, even willing to work alongside the other Black Bulls on several occasions.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He wears a purple shirt and purple is the color of his Mirror Magic. He's quite a powerful mage and a former nobleman who has a fairly large amount of magical power.
  • Recruiting the Criminal: Gauche was an escaped convict imprisoned for mugging a noble after his parents were killed for their wealth and him and Marie were cast out. Yami defeated him and convinced him to join the Black Bulls to support his sister.
  • Reformed Criminal: Reformed in the loosest meaning of the word - given that he is still as vulgar, violent, and unpleasant even after being arrested - and only stays out of prison thanks to his status as a Magic Knight.
  • Rescue Romance: Gauche saved a transformed Grey, who had left home, from robbers at Marie's urging, then telling her get everything with her own hands to survive. It's heavily implied that she's in love with him, and why she desperately tries to save him from dying of Dante's wound.
  • Restored My Faith in Humanity: After his parents were killed for their wealth and he was cast out onto the streets, Gauche believed that all people were selfish. He has a change of heart when Sister Theresa, the children from the church, and Neige give Gauche their magic to save Asta, with Gauche even begging Finral to teleport him to do so.
  • Riches to Rags: Was born the son of a noble family, but after his parents died their wealth was stolen and he and his sister were forced onto the streets.
  • Sharing a Body: Turns out to be sharing the body with the soul of a long dead elf.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: As stated by Sister Theresa, Gauche has a filthy mouth, which goes with his thuggish personality.
  • Smarter Than You Look: He may be a thuggish siscon most of the time, but according to the Volume 9 Questions Brigade, he's the smartest Black Bull and the Guidebook rates his Cleverness as a 5/5. He rapidly comes up with a new magic theory in the midst of battle to develop a new spell that duplicates others.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Originally, his name was romanized by Tabata as "Ghosh Adorei" in Volume 5. This was then corrected in the next volume.
  • Stalker Shrine: He's obsessed with his little sister and has a Marie collection that includes photos, figures, and statues.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Like all the humans possessed by elves, his mana gets much stronger after being the host of the soul of Droit. After the six month time skip, his mirrors are much larger and able to fire stronger beams. They still don't do anything to Dante though.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Over time, he becomes nicer to the other Black Bulls, growing closer to them. He doesn't like it being pointed out, though.
  • Yandere: When Finral states that Gauche only cares about his sister, he's definitely not joking. The man will ignore injured children, abandon his comrades, and kill defeated opponents against said sister's wishes, all in a rescue mission for said sister and her friends. He later becomes like this towards the rest of the Black Bulls, but he'd never admit it out loud. Gordon sees right through him.

    Vanessa Enoteca 

Vanessa Enoteca

Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (Japanese), Lydia Mackay (English), Hayden Daviau (English, young)note 

Debut: Chapter 3 (Manga), Episode 6 (Anime)

Magic Attribute: Thread

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"The greatest witch genius since the founding of the country of witches has returned!!"

Vanessa is a Magic Knight that loves drinking and has a penchant for hitting on and seducing men she finds attractive. Aside from that, she is a skilled mage and a cool and friendly woman who likes to help newcomers. She is originally from the Forest of Witches, but after meeting Yami she left against the wishes of the Witch Queen.

She uses Thread Magic, a magic able to manipulate threads to make clothes or objects, and even change the thread of fate itself.


  • Absolute Cleavage: Vanessa's top in her casual wear shows her cleavage down to her midriff.
  • Action Girl: She's a capable fighter, using magical threads to trap enemies and turn them into her puppets.
  • The Alcoholic: She loves her alcoholic drinks and is often drunk at the Black Bulls' base. She's known as a "Booze-Loving Witch" for a reason.
  • All Witches Have Cats: After her "red thread of fate" power manifests itself, she's often accompanied by her cat familiar, Rouge.
  • Barefoot Captives: A Flashback shows her in the Witch Queen's bird cage without shoes. After all, she wouldn't need them if she never goes outside. They also make her look more vulnerable.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Even her witch outfit in public exposes a lot of her stomach with a V-shaped top.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Yami's Archie and Charlotte's Veronica as both are in love with Yami. She is the Betty because she is his friendly teammate, fellow social outcast and drinking buddy. They instantly form a rivalry when they meet for the first time at the Star Festival.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She's regarded as a sister figure by the younger members of the Black Bulls and is fiercely protective of them, especially Noelle and Asta. When the Witch Queen tries to use Asta in order to kill Noelle, Vanessa desperately activates her "red thread of fate" to rescue them.
  • Calling the Old Woman Out: When the Witch Queen tries to kill her friends by the time of Chapter 99, Vanessa point blank tells her mother that she doesn't consider her family.
  • Cats Are Magic: Literally with her Red Thread of Fate magic manifesting itself in the form of her cat Rouge, manipulating fate to favor Vanessa's companions.
  • Combat Medic: Vanessa can fight with magical threads and actually knows enough about herbs and salves to provide first aid. She also can use her Thread Magic to seal open wounds and keep broken bones in place, doing this for Asta during the fight against Vetto.
  • Combination Attack: With Finral and Asta. Vanessa uses her strings and Finral his portals to make Asta move faster and with more flexibility while making it almost impossible for Vetto to hit him.
  • Conditional Powers: Vanessa doesn't have complete control of Rouge's actions and its powers only reset time in defensive situations:
    • Rouge uses a large amount of mana automatically when it detects that a Black Bull is about to be hit with an attack and activates the time rewind (excluding some non-lethal self inflicted injuries). This can become a problem if Rouge blocks too many non-critical attacks due to the high cost and Vanessa's poor to average mana pool (under normal circumstances 3 or 4 activations is pushing her limit), but this weakness can be mitigated by Charmy's powers.
    • Rouge can't be used to attack at all and is incapable of causing harm to others. It will only stop their attacks or diffuse their magic.
    • Rouge has pathetic range and requires intense focus from Vanessa to work on anyone who isn't a Black Bull. If the person she's trying to protect isn't a Black Bull or right next to her, Rouge won't activate. It can protect Black Bulls at long range and only requires minimal focus from Vanessa. It's implied that to even make it work this way without being a Black Bull, Vanessa has to stand close enough to someone to trick Rouge into interpreting attacks are meant to hit her.
    • Rouge won't activate against spells or movements that aren't explicitly harmful, even if they lead to extreme danger. A possessed Dorothy nearly kills half of the Black Bulls and Sally because Rouge can't stop her from taking them to her dream world, where she plans to barrage them with attacks until Vanessa runs out of mana and room in her stomach for Charmy's food.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: In the Forest of Witches Arc, Vanessa has to choose between staying with her mother so she can decide her fate or rescuing her friends so she can use the Thread Magic to form the Red Thread of Fate. She picks the latter.
  • Cool Big Sis: To the younger members of the group as she's very helpful and protective of them.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Her miniskirt covers only her butt. She's also a powerful witch who can fight with simply magical strings and change fate.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She spent her early life imprisoned by the Witch Queen, who knew she had the potential to control destiny and wanted to steal that power from her as soon as it manifested. She escaped only because a young Yami accidentally broke her cage open during one of his early adventures. This life of enforced deprivation may explain some of her later behavior.
  • Deal with the Devil: Subverted with her deal with the Witch Queen in the Forest of Witches Arc. In her search to heal Asta's arms, Vanessa bargains with the Queen to heal Asta in exchange for her freedom. Despite tricking Asta into nearly killing Vanessa's friends, Rouge defeating the Queen makes the latter keep her end of the deal for good and heal everyone as a result. Not only that, but the Queen allows Vanessa to keep her freedom.
  • Defector from Decadence: Although she's one of the Witch Queen's daughters by birth, she sides with the Black Bulls as they are her true family.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Vanessa does this to the Witch Queen as she uses Blood Control on Asta to test out his new powers and kill her friends.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: She uses the Red Thread of Fate to utterly defeat the Witch Queen, even when the latter tried using Blood Control on her as a last resort.
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: She attempts to have the Witch Queen teach her how to dispel the curse on Asta in exchange for her freedom when she arrives at the Forest of Witches. It backfires on her, because the Witch Queen actually predicted her return to the forest. Vanessa was also planning to run away again anyway after Asta was healed. However, when trying to get Asta to go along with the deal, she explains this to him and forgets that the Witch Queen is still in earshot.
  • Dude Magnet: She's known as the Black Bulls' "lush of a witch", catching the attention of some men while walking around Kikka. Dante of the Dark Triad thinks he's a good fit for him for her beauty, figure, and magic over fate. She's appalled to say the least.
  • Fairytale Motifs: Vanessa's background is based on Rapunzel, where she is imprisoned from a young age by the Witch Queen in order to use her powers and escaped when Yami broke her cage.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: When Vanessa returns to the Forest of Witches, she tries to negotiate a deal with the Witch Queen to heal Asta's arms. Unfortunately for Vanessa, the Witch Queen thanked her and the rest of the Black Bulls by forcing Asta to try and kill his friends the moment the Diamond Kingdom invasion is thwarted.
  • Foreshadowing: In Chapter 70, Vanessa, seeing Asta fighting Vetto, is glad to have left her home and become a Black Bull, noting that the thread of fate is something reeled in yourself. In Chapter 99, it's revealed that she was imprisoned by the Witch Queen for her potential to control destiny. Motivated to save her friends, she manifests the Red Thread of Fate, a spell that makes destiny favor the Black Bulls.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's heavily implied that her love for drinking and men is because she was imprisoned in a cage all her life before she fled the Forest of Witches with Yami.
  • Good Bad Girl: Vanessa is a total sweetie, but she loves to drink, party and it's implied she's not averse to male advances either.
  • Gorgeous Garment Generation: She can use her Thread Magic to create clothes and stitch them back up. She uses it to create the Black Bulls' robes.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She's often seen around a bottle of booze, whilst making her interest in men very clear. She also frequently complains of hangovers and begins puking within panels of her introduction. She's even referred to by the townsfolk as the "Booze-Loving Witch".
  • Has a Type: According to the Volume 12 Questions Brigade, she likes wild men with muscles, which perfectly fits Yami.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted; she attempts to offer herself as a slave to the Witch Queen so that she'll heal Asta's wounds. Except that she fully intends for Asta to help her escape later, which the Witch Queen understandably does not approve of.
  • Hot Witch: A given due to her appearance, nickname, and being a Magic Knight. There's also the fact she's from the Forest of Witches.
  • Lady in Red: Wears maroon (red-purple), whether it be her underwear or normal yet revealing witch wear. She's the resident Ms. Fanservice of the series who catches the attention of many men at the Star Festival.
  • Ladykiller in Love: A Rare Female Example. Judging from her comments, she attracts the attention of many guys but she's in love with Yami, who accidentally freed her from her cage and motivated her to leave the Forest of Witches with him.
  • Lady of Black Magic: When she is not in her usual drunken state and takes the situation seriously, Vanessa is very calm and composed while using her magic to provide essential support to her companions.
  • Like Mother Unlike Daughter: Vanessa's the complete opposite of her mother in every way. While the Queen eventually realizes she can't predict her fate, Vanessa possesses magic that can change her own fate. She likes flirting with handsome guys while the Witch Queen dislikes men. Her mother's abusive behavior directly contracts with the Black Bulls' friendly dispositions.
  • Mama Bear: She loves the Black Bulls so much she considers them her family, so hurting a younger member of the team will immediately set her off.
  • Meaningful Name: Enoteca means "wine repository" in Italian, which is fitting for a Hard-Drinking Party Girl like her.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She debuts wearing nothing but her Magic Knight cloak and underwear to show off her assets. She then proceeds to flirt with Asta as soon as he manages to introduce himself. Her normal wear isn't much better, being a witch outfit that exposes the upper half of her breasts and is cut down the middle to reveal her navel.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Her power? Thread Magic. She's not only a capable fighter with it, she can craft it to the point she can change fate.
  • Naughty Nuns: In the anime-only cosplay contest, Vanessa dresses as a nun. Surprisingly for her, it's a very reserved and realistic nun outfit, but given it's Vanessa, it goes into this by default. After all, her plan was to seduce the crowd with her unexpectedly innocent appearance.
  • Nice Girl: She may look a bit slutty and be a Hard-Drinking Party Girl, but is undoubtedly a good person and very kind.
  • Nice Hat: Her outfit usually includes a witch's hat.
  • People Puppets: She fights using mana-infused threads that she can use to trap people or to make them her puppets.
  • The Power of Love: Vanessa's actions towards the younger members of the Black Bulls are driven out of the intense love she has for her friends. Her love for the Black Bulls as her true family and desire to save them unlocks her Red Thread of Fate spell, which only protects those dear to her.
  • Red String of Fate: Vanessa's spell is called the Red Thread of Fate, forming a red cat familiar named Rouge made of her magical threads. Instead of it being romantic love as is usual for the trope, the magic is based on familial love. Her spell only protects the Black Bulls, whom she deeply loves and acknowledges as her true family over her abusive mother the Witch Queen. Rouge's presence near the Black Bull changes fate in their favor, making them avoid attacks so long as it's nearby.
  • Rescue Romance: Vanessa fell in love with Yami after he accidentally broke through her cage and motivated her to leave with him. He's also notably the first man she ever saw.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She has long, wavy pink hair and is a fun-loving and kind young woman who acts as a Cool Big Sis to the younger members of the Black Bulls.
  • Screw Destiny: This is a lesson she learned from Yami. He tells her that she can't let other people control her fate when they first meet in the Forest of Witches. This actually becomes a magic of hers when she's desperately praying to save her friends from her cruel, uncaring, and ungrateful mother.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She flaunts her revealing outfit to attract men and has no problem wearing her underwear around the hideout.
  • Shipper on Deck: After Mars breaks Fana's brainwashing, Vanessa giggles at their sweet reunion, proclaiming that the flustered boy and shy girl are adorable.
  • Smarter Than You Look:
    • Despite being a drunk most of the time, she manages to trick a member of the Eye of the Midnight Sun into falling for her trap and devised a plan beforehand to escape the Witch Queen (although it fell through).
    • She's also knowledgeable enough in herbs and salves to provide some urgent first aid without Healing Magic.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Her Red Thread of Fate spell would be insanely broken if not for its limitations as it is able to alter fate itself to the best outcome for her. These limitations are its high mana use, lack of offensive capabilities, Rouge's range, and Vanessa's focus to work on anyone who isn't a Black Bull.
  • Stripperiffic: Even her outfit in public is this, wearing a revealing top and miniskirt that show off her chest, stomach, and thighs.
  • Weak, but Skilled: She tells Noelle that she specializes in magic control, which is seen in how she fights. Her magic isn't powerful, with even her fate manipulation only used for evasion, but she controls her threads to bind enemies and wrap around their wrists and ankles to make them her puppets.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: Rouge, Vanessa's cat familiar formed out of "the red thread of fate", can change the fate of anyone it touches in her favor. Certain death attacks miss, strike the wrong area, or backfire as best suits Vanessa's mindset. She effectively rewrites fate to what's most optimal for her.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: When Yami accidentally broke a hole through her cage, at first Vanessa refused to leave, stating that she was fated to stay. After Yami tells her to screw fate and make her own choice, she abandons this mindset, leaving with him.
  • Youre Not My Mother: Because of the abuse she suffered from the Witch Queen even after she returned to the Forest, Vanessa flat-out tells her that she isn't her family before "the red thread of fate" manifests itself. She specifically says that to her, the Black Bulls are her family.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Her outfit in public has her wear thigh-high boots with panties underneath.

    Charmy Pappitson 

Charmy Pappitson

Voiced by: Kiyono Yasuno (Japanese), Sarah Wiedenheft (English)note 

Debut: Chapter 3 (Manga), Episode 6 (Anime)

Magic Attribute: Cotton + Food

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"I don't care who they are—Nobody touches my food!"

A quirky and friendly girl with a love for eating nearly obscene amounts of food like it's nothing. Usually harmless, keeping her from eating or stealing/destroying her food causes her to go absolutely ballistic.

Uses Cotton Magic, a type of magic that allows her to create cotton which can form fluffy sheep. She later manifests Food Magic, forming a giant wolf for her to eat other magic and use the eaten mana with hers to unleash magically reinforced punches.


  • Action Girl: She has her moments when she's serious, creating a giant sheep to pummel enemies. After expressing her dwarf heritage, she can eat enemies' magic and punch them with magically reinforced punches.
  • And This Is for...: Parodied when she fights Lira with reinforced punches for rejecting her food.
    "This is for the protein!!! This one's for the fat!!! And this one is for the caaaaaarbs!!!!"
  • Animal Motifs: Her magic lets her create sheeps from cotton, and she's usually peaceful and soft-mannered. However, like a ram, she has an aggressive side. When she awakens her Dwarven heritage, she switches to wolves, which represent her dangerousness and large appetite.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a young woman with a love for food who looks like a little girl. In spite of this, when she's angered or serious enough, she can create a gigantic ram that pummels enemies to defeat.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't try to attack her while she's enjoying her food. She gets serious and pummels Catherine when she tries to.
    • Another fast way for her to get angry is ruining or wasting her food. Ruining her vegetable garden gets her to angrily rouse up her squadmates to fight against the Eye of the Midnight Sun.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: She's definitely one of the zaniest characters in the city, downing the equivalent of two full-course meals while everyone else is fighting for their lives. When push comes to shove, however, she is still an officially recognized Magic Knight and a surprisingly dangerous one at that.
  • Big Eater: Introduced as the "Perpetual Glutton", she's first seen finishing several plates worth of food, before using magic to create a sheep that cooks even more food. She's almost always seen eating, and tends to only think about eating more food.
  • Boring, but Practical: Her food restores mana near instantly. Not too exciting, but pair it with the normally limited attacks the Black Bulls have and it gets crazy really fast.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: After falling for Yuno, she develops a rivalry with Sylph for his affections, trying to swat her and even eat her.
  • Combo Platter Powers: After manifesting her dwarf heritage, half her grimoire turns black, letting her use both Cotton Magic and Food Magic.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass:
    • She's a young woman with the size and appearance of a child, comedically obsessed with food and eating, to the point where she'll neglect everything else in order to focus on sating her appetite, which seems largely endless. On top of that, her magic creates sheep. However, if you get on her bad side, she becomes one of the most dangerous characters, capable of one-shotting powerful mages with ludicrous ease.
    • When she gets truly serious, she's capable of using her magic to prepare food that can replenish people's magic, including her own. Her magic food also near instantly restores mana, and she can use this power on herself for infinite food. Considering most of the Black Bulls have low mana pools but insane abilities (not to mention how often mana expenditure becomes a problem for other characters too) this is bar none one of the strongest spells. It becomes a complete Story-Breaker Power when combined with Vanessa's fate manipulation and Henry's mana drain field plus Recombination Magic.
    • Manifesting her Dwarven heritage allows her to use her second magic which is capable of eating magic and adding it to her own. This makes her the perfect counter to Lira since he fights entirely with magical constructs — she literally eats everything he throws at her.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Charmy one-shots Catherine with a punch from her giant sheep when she thinks that she's trying to steal her food.
    • When tricked by Gauche and Grey into thinking Zuta is trying to take her meal, she smashes him unconscious tree times with her Strike of the Sleeping Sheep.
  • Enclosed Space: She learns to create one after training in magic arrays for six months in the Heart Kingdom, turning the space into a kitchen and making her enemy a cooked ingredient for her Food Magic.
  • Extreme Omnivore: She's eaten parasitic mushrooms and tried to eat Sylph when competing for Yuno's attention. This is weaponized with her Food Magic, in which she uses a giant hungry wolf to eat magic.
  • Facial Markings: Subverted. As everyone possessed by an elf has one, her squadmates think she's been taken over too when they see a mark on her face. It's just her sauce which she promptly licks off.
  • Fairytale Motifs: Charmy's power is based on Little Red Riding Hood, with her Food Magic wolf disguised as a sheep a reference to the wolf who disguised itself as a grandma in the story.
  • First Love: According to Walter, she's this for Rill after she saves him, while using her Food Magic, from his possession by Lira.
  • The Force Is Strong with This One: Parodied. Her squadmates sense a great, angry magical power and she approaches them with a marking on her face, causing them to think she's been possessed by an elf. Charmy's just angry that her vegetable garden's been ruined.
  • Forehead of Doom: Owing to her regular childlike appearance, Charmy has a large forehead. Sylph even calls her a "domehead", and so does Gauche several times.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • A ram she forms using Strike of the Sleeping Sheep is first seen eating Catherine's ash magic. When it's revealed that she's half-dwarf, she fully manifests her food magic, which sheds the skin of her sheep to reveal a hungry wolf that eats magic.
    • Charmy can restore mana to others using food made by her sheep, but she gets mana back from anything she eats whether her sheep made it or not. This is because her second magic is literally "eating magic" that lets her transform anything she eats into magical power. On top of this, it's established early on that no commoner should have anything close to Charmy's magical power (which is consistent with the other commoner Black Bulls, despite how skilled they are). Her unnatural power is revealed to come from her dwarf heritage.
    • Even when not in chibi mode, she's still quite short, below even her younger squadmates when at full size. Dwarves are often depicted as quite small and short.
  • Fork Fencing:
    • Played for Laughs when she tries to eat Sylph.
    • The giant hungry wolf formed by her Food Magic eats enemies' magic with a fork and knife.
  • Formerly Fit: She's gotten much fatter after spending six months training in the Heart Kingdom, where the food is delicious. She still slims down considerably when using her Food Magic though.
  • Giving Up the Ghost: During the Royal Knights Arc, she gives Yuno a cake to help replenish his strength. When he mentions that it's delicious, she falls over and has a blissed out look on her soul's face as it drifts from her mouth, much to Sylph's annoyance.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She is half Dwarf. Amusingly, she had no idea and does not even know what Dwarves are. Her mixed heritage has the benefit of granting her two magics.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Her magic lets her produce wool. Although it may seem relatively harmless, her magic is very versatile. She can use cotton to soften landings or bind enemies by forming ropes, and form sheep that serve different purposes. She can create a giant ram that pummels enemies and sheep cooks that make food which replenishes mana, which is highly useful in a setting where sufficient mana reserves are needed to cast spells. Unlike everyone else, Charmy can get mana from anything she eats, not just what her sheep make. It's because the other element she possesses is hunger.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The other Black Bulls think Charmy's been possessed by an elf too when she ominously approaches them with a creepy sound in the background. It's just her stomach rumbling.
  • Hybrid Power: Due to being dwarf-human hybrid, she can use two different kinds of magic – Cotton Magic and Food Magic.
  • Hyperactive Metabolism: Eating instantly restores mana for her, and her sheep can make special food that does this for everyone else. She's also never full because of it, and eats non-stop. She can also instantly transition magic she eats into her own. When Charmy's body grows when her wolf sheds its sheep's clothing, she's constantly starving because she can't eat enough to meet her body's needs.
  • I Am Big Boned: Her reaction when Rill calls her fat:
    "I'm not that fat. I'm pleasantly plump. The most popular type."
  • Improbable Weapon User: Her particular magic is Cotton Magic, allowing her to manipulate wool and spontaneously create sheep to do menial things for her, which usually involves preparing food. However, it's just as lethal as any other magic, even one-shotting Catherine, whom Yuno was fighting after she managed to piss Charmy off.
  • Instant Runes: After training in the Heart Kingdom, she learns to use spell arrays, boosting her Cotton Magic sheep and forming an enclosed barrier to cook her enemies for her Food Magic.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Her childlike appearance, comical obsession with food, and magical attribute of cotton of all things make it seem as though Charmy's role is being useless comic relief. That said, she has insane attack power with her giant sheep that even Gauche reluctantly admits, letting her one-shot members of the Eye of the Midnight Sun. Her magic can even cook food that restores magic power, making it incredibly useful. And she later manifests Food Magic, letting her eat enemies' magic and pummel them with a barrage of enhanced punches.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When she gets serious, she becomes taller and her face is more detailed. Even moreso when she expresses her dwarf powers. And in these moments, she's strong enough to deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle to a elf possessed captain, something Yami had trouble doing.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: When using Food Magic, Charmy's long black hair is let loose from its bun, and she becomes more dangerous and hungry.
  • Magic Eater: Her second magic "Food Magic" allows her to summon a gigantic wolf that eats magic and adds it to her own.
  • Magic Enhancement: She can use her Food Magic to eat enemies' magic, combining their mana with her own to unleash powerful, reinforced punches.
  • Meaningful Name: Charmy is similar to "charming", and she's a cute, friendly young woman who looks like a little girl.
  • Megaton Punch: Her main attack spell is Strike of the Sleeping Sheep, forming a giant ram that can do this multiple times.
  • Mundane Utility: She mostly uses her Cotton Magic to create sheep that cook for her. However, it's shown to be a highly useful spell later on when it's revealed that they can make food that restores magic power.
  • Older Than They Look: She is actually 19, but looks younger than Asta and Noelle even when she gets serious. She looks more like her age when being put on the brink of death awakens her Dwarven heritage. This is lampshaded by Sylph when she calls herself a sexy older girl:
    Sylph: Sexy?! You're built like a grade-schooler, besides your giant forehead!
  • One-Hit KO: Her sheep's Megaton Punch has been capable of doing this twice now.
  • One-Track-Minded Hunger: She loves eating and always wants food. She enjoys a meal by the royal chefs when the kingdom is under a zombie attack and uses her magic to cook food she catches in the Underwater Temple despite needing to defeat enemies for her squad. She even attacks a Heart Kingdom village with gluttonous animals to steal their food.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Parodied. After the tournament, Charmy says that she is so stunned by Yuno's coolness that she can now only eat only one portion of food, which is still a lot of food.
  • Personality Powers:
    • She loves eating and is constantly doing so, thanks to her magic which creates sheep chef to cook for her whenever she wants.
    • Fitting with her large appetite, her Food Magic has a wolf eat enemies' magic to add to her own mana supply.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She's a small young woman who can form a giant ram that punches Catherine out. She grows taller when using Food Magic though.
  • Power-Up Food: The food created by her cotton magic restores mana when eaten. With her around her squadmates essentially have unlimited mana.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Subverted. She wears her black hair like this, and although Charmy sees herself as a sophisticated older girl it's definitely not the case with her gluttonous behavior.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: After eating Halbet's Hair Magic using her Food Magic, Charmy unleashes a barrage of magic-reinforced punches.
  • Rescue Romance:
    • Parodied. She falls in love with Yuno after he "saves" her food.
    • Rill falls for Charmy, who saves him after he is taken over by an elf. Because she looks different when using her Food Magic, Rill doesn't recognize her and doesn't believe Asta when he tells the truth.
  • Savage Wolves: Charmy's Food Magic reveals her giant sheep to actually be a rude, hungry wolf that eats magic for her.
  • Serious Mode: When she gets serious, it's not just an art shift. She literally becomes taller.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: According to the Volume 12 Questions Brigade, her type is her meal-saving prince aka Yuno.
  • Skewed Priorities: So, the kingdom you've sworn to protect is under attack by zombies and a witch who happens to be draining the life out of people to maintain her youth. Sounds like a perfectly good time to be enjoying a full course meal.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: She acts like this around Yuno, blushing in his presence and coyly trying to talk to him and offering him food.
  • Super-Deformed: Her default state. She becomes more detailed when she gets serious. Oddly this isn't just a humorous art shift; other characters have noticed her size and appearance changing (though even when serious, she's still short).
  • Superpower Lottery: Charmy's Cotton Magic forms a giant sheep with great attack power that even Gauche acknowledges, as well as the Master Chef whose cooking restores magic dependent on how much one eats, which makes the others note how insane her magic is. Then she manifests Food Magic, which has her eat magic itself, letting her easily defeat a powerful elf.
  • Supreme Chef: Her Sheep Cook: Master Chef spell creates a sheep cook who cooks food that restores mana.
  • Sweet Sheep: She uses Cotton Magic, and appropriately, her familiar is a giant but friendly sheep. Outside of combat, Charmy has a spell called "Sheep Cook" that summons sheep who create tasty food and pastries for her. The Sheep Cooks also serve as Charmy's servants throughout the story. However, it's subverted if you push Charmy's patience far enough, switching to Food Magic, and said giant sheep familiar turns out to be a wolf in sheep's clothing who immediately drops the nice guy act with the disguise.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: Is always offering food to people in her group. When Lira rejects her offering of food to calm him down, she's furious.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: After teleporting with Yuno, she arrives to find Asta and Mimosa fighting Lira's creations. She immediately believes she's arrived in hell.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Halbet ruining the food and attacking the villagers of the Heart Kingdom, who she befriended over the six month time skip, has Charmy proclaim that she'll never forgive her and, soon after, pummel her face in.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Judging by the Big "WHAT?!" reaction, Charmy was just as clueless about her Dwarven heritage as everyone else.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • She takes one after unlocking her dwarven heritage and gaining Food Magic, a powerful ability that lets her to eat other magic.
    • During the six month time skip, she's learned from Potrof how to create an array. She can enclose her enemies in a space that becomes a "kitchen", turning them into cooked "ingredients" for her Food Magic.
  • Verbal Tic: She tends to say "La" a lot.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Hotness: When using her Food Magic, Charmy gains a more slim, curvaceous body and grows taller. Rill falls in love with her after she uses her magic to save him while he was possessed, describing her as a "goddess". However, she looks so different from her normal self that Rill doesn't recognize her. He doesn't even believe Asta when he tells him that she's Charmy.
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Almost literally. When she awakens her Dwarven heritage, the giant sheep she normally creates sheds its skin to reveal a gigantic hungry wolf.

    Gordon Agrippa 

Gordon Agrippa

Voiced by: Kenichirou Matsuda (Japanese), Mike McFarland (English)note 

Debut: Chapter 2 (Manga), Episode 4 (Anime)

Magic Attribute: Poison

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"I want to hurry and make friends with everybody too."

An odd man who wears all black and constantly mumbles to himself. Despite his creepy appearance and mannerisms, he's actually a very friendly person.

He uses Poison Magic to form poisonous masses which have the additional effects of hexes.


  • Adaptation Expansion: The anime shows his personality off a lot more, and even shows what happens to him while the rest of the Black Bulls go off to the Underwater Temple.
  • Animal Motifs: Gordon can form badgers out of his magic. Although said badgers are made of poison and chew through limbs, he's actually very friendly and down to earth, fitting with the more positive associations of the animal.
  • Bad Powers, Good People:
    • Uses cursed poison that can melt the flesh off an enemy's bones, but is a genuinely nice person who doesn't like to hurt anyone.
    • He studies under his father, who has been using the family's knowledge on curses and poisons to create medical treatments, during the six month time skip.
  • Best Friend: He often says that Asta is his best friend, but he's also referred to the other Black Bulls as this too.
  • Character Development: Gordon becomes more sociable over time, toning down his unintended creepiness and speaking more loudly, allowing him to be actually understood by his squadmates unlike previously.
  • Commissar Cap: He wears a dark grey one with the Black Bulls' symbol in front. It contributes to rest of his uniform-like outfit.
  • Creepy Doll: He has a collection of these made to look like each of the Black Bulls that he keeps under his jacket.
  • Creepy Good: Uses Poison Magic, looks like a goth, and creepily mumbles, but he's actually a super nice guy and aligned with the forces of good.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: His magic is only good for killing and is just as dangerous to everyone as it is the opponent. He has no other applications for it, which leads to him being left behind a lot. Grey's transformation magic bypasses this, letting him use it for almost anything the two of them want to do.
  • Curse: He uses Curse Magic to add effects to his spells that are harmful to enemies. His family is infamous for being experts of curses.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He grew up in a household where curse magic was everything. He couldn't make any friends because of his appearance and magic, leaving him incredibly lonely. After receiving his grimoire, he left and joined the Black Bulls.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He wears a black makeup and dark grey outfit and uses Poison Magic with hexes. Nevertheless, he's one of the nicest members of the Black Bulls.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He has pale skin and short black hair. Combined with his heavy black eyeshadow and lipstick, and red eyes, it contributes to his creepy appearance.
  • Friendless Background: He grew up friendless because of his family's infamous reputation, poison magic, and difficulty talking to others. This changed when he joined the Black Bulls.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: A Rare Male Example. He has the look down with grey clothing, pale skin, and black makeup. It's also notable that, among the rest of the cast who are mages, he's an expert in Curse Magic, adding hexes to his Poison Magic.
  • Gratuitous German: Some of his spells are in German:
    • "Violett Schirm" is "purple umbrella".
    • "Aufwachen Dachs" is German for "wake up badger".
  • Has a Type: According to the Volume 12 Questions Brigade, he likes someone who isn't afraid of him — which would be hard.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Gets upset at the fact that he's often left out of the missions that the other members go on, staying in the base when they head to the Underwater Temple. Thus, missing all that possible friendship-bonding time. Gordon is actually a really sweet guy who wants to befriend everyone he meets.
  • In the Blood: Defied. Gordon comes from a lineage of curse mages infamous for bringing misfortune on others, with one of his ancestors making a deal with the devil Megicula, so he ran away from home to avoid falling into this. However, after he returns to learn more about the devils' curses, he finds out his father Nathan is changing the family legacy to use their knowledge for curing curses and healing. This leads him to studying under his father during the six month time skip.
  • It Runs in the Family: The Agrippa family all have the same creepy demeanor and are experts at curse magic.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: His last name comes from Henry Cornelius Agrippa, a German occultist.
  • Nice Guy: He might actually be the nicest person in the cast and just a swell person. Provided you get past his creepy looks and mannerisms.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Bears more than a passing resemblance to Marilyn Manson.
  • No Social Skills: Gordon is actually one of the nicest characters in the cast and desperately wants to befriend his squad. However, he's absolutely terrible at it. He's almost always mumbling, which makes him both incomprehensible and creepy, and keeps voodoo dolls of each of the Black Bulls. Regardless, they do become closer to Gordon and he gets better at interacting with them.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • When the Black Bulls have come in second place at the Star Festival, Gordon, who always mutters so softly that the audience can only understand him thanks to subtitles, says out loud "It can't be!"
    • When Langris nearly kills Finral, the normally quiet, nice Gordon says that he's pissed off.
  • Perky Goth: Although he wears dark makeup with his pale skin, he’s actually one of the nicest, most positive characters and wants to befriend his squadmates more.
  • Poisonous Person: He can generate liquid or gaseous masses of poison that can melt off flesh. His poison magic is also effective against Plant Magic.
  • Poor Communication Kills: He thought his father was cursing people to death when he refused to help heal Asta's cursed arms. Instead, it was because he couldn't help even though he wanted to.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't speak up often. When he does, he speaks incredibly softly, so it's often difficult to understand him.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. He has red eyes, which along with his mumbling, poison magic, and unnaturally pale skin and black hair contribute to his creepy image. Although his magic is very dangerous, he's actually one of the kindest characters in the series.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Aside from their identical appearances, the Agrippa family all have hereditary expertise at curses, creepy demeanors, and are terrible at communication.
  • Slasher Smile: Hilariously, his regular smile resembles this and makes him look like he wants to murder someone.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Up to Eleven. His parents, sister, grandma, and even his dog all have the same face as him.
  • The Unintelligible: It's one of the reasons people find him creepy as he's always mumbling. It makes him look like he is always casting curses, which makes him seem even more intimidating. Over time he speaks louder, allowing his squadmates to actually understand him.
  • White Sheep: Gordon left his family, a lineage infamous for casting deadly curses, to join the Black Bulls. When Gordon returns home, he finds out that this is no longer the case, as his father is trying to change the family's legacy by using their knowledge and research to find treatments for curses and other illnesses.

    Grey 

Grey

Voiced by: Masayuki Akasaka (Japanese, Transformed), Minami Takahashi (Japanese, True Form), Jarrod Greene (English, Transformed), Megan Shipman (English, True Form)note 

Debut: Chapter 3 (Manga), Episode 6 (Anime)

Magic Attribute: Transformation

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"Unless I can transform, I just might die!"

A seemingly huge man whose true appearance is concealed. In truth, she's an extremely shy woman who is constantly embarrassed in her true appearance.

A master of Transformation Magic, able to shapeshift into anyone and transform other objects as well, including the magic of others.


  • Bedsheet Ghost: In the color pages of Chapter 84, her costume is a bedsheet ghost, which is taken off by Vanessa.
  • The Big Guy: When transformed, she towers over her fellow members to the point that her face can't be shown as its covered in shadow. She shrinks down to the size of anyone she's imitating when she transforms.
  • Character Development: Grey tries to get used to being in her true form after the rest of the Black Bulls give her so much support. While Grey is still embarrassed, it would be wrong to use a disguise all the time after the rest of them have so much trust for her.
  • Cinderella Circumstances: She was mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, who made her do all the housework which left her covered in ash. After she used her magic to look like her stepsisters, they attacked her and she was forced to leave her home. The chapter on her backstory is even called "Cinderella Grey".
  • Combination Attack: Tons of them with Gordon due to his poison magic creating large masses of deadly smoke, which Grey can transform into other more useful (or less deadly to their own allies) objects.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Her true form is seen in episode 11. She runs past Asta while blurred in a background shot and blushing, then quickly ducks inside of a shop door before he notices her.
  • Elemental Powers: Her magic lets her transform the magic of others into any element she wants, essentially giving her the power of any magic element.
  • Fairytale Motifs: Grey is based on Cinderella, where she is abused by her mother and stepsisters and incurs her stepsisters' wrath when her magic changes her to one of the stepsisters.
  • Foreshadowing: Gauche guesses that because Grey can transform other objects, her magic isn't actually the same as what is commonly known as Transformation Magic, and that if she experimented with it, she would figure out what the true purpose actually is. Many chapters later, Grey reveals that it actually lets her alter magic itself, transforming is only one aspect of it. The real potential of it is that she can turn other people's magic into any other kind of magic she desires, giving her a roundabout way to have every single magic attribute at once.
  • Friendless Background: Because she wasn't confident in her true form, Grey unsettled others and nobody trusted her, leaving her alone until meeting the Black Bulls.
  • Has a Type: According to the Volume 12 Questions Brigade, Grey likes someone who is gentle and would lead her. Ironically, she's in love with Gauche who's rude and brutal, but did motivate her to survive by herself after she ran away from home.
  • Healing Hands: She's able to heal Gauche from being impaled by Dante's sword through transforming the blade itself.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: At first it seems that Grey's Transformation Magic can only be used to shapeshift. It's later shown that her magic is actually transforming matter, allowing her to change spells' attributes to make them harmless or weak to her ally's magic. She's later able to use it to heal Gauche from being stabbed with a giant stone sword by transforming the sword itself, marking her as an Arcane Stage.
  • Idiot Hair: She has two of these sticking out of the front of her hair to go with her extremely shy personality.
  • Luminescent Blush: Always blushing out of embarrassment when in her true form.
  • Nice Girl: Despite being extremely shy, she is this, treating her squadmates with kindness. Even when she was mistreated by her stepsisters, she tried to befriend them.
  • No Name Given: "Grey" is only an alias, as said in her introduction.
  • Older Than They Look: Would you believe she's 24?
  • Personality Powers: It's only fitting that a girl who's embarrassed of her true, petite form can shapeshift.
  • The Quiet One: Doesn't say anything while in the form of a large man, except for ominous wheezing, although when she transforms into other characters, she's much more enthusiastic. And once her true form is revealed, she becomes much quieter.
  • Reality Warper: She can transform objects and alter magics themselves by converting elemental spells into a different attribute.
  • Rescue Romance: Gauche saved a transformed Grey, who had left home, from robbers at Marie's urging, then telling her get everything with her own hands to survive. It's heavily implied that she's in love with him, and why she desperately tries to save him from dying of Dante's wound.
  • Running Gag: She is always imitating her companions with her magic.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Grey's real form is that of a timid woman.
  • Shapeshifting: Her epithet is "master of transformation magic". Her first spoken line is shown while she's transformed into an exact copy of Asta. She can also make other things disguise as other stuff, which Gauche notes is a rare occurrence.
  • Shrinking Violet: Grey is terribly shy about her actual appearance, to the point we at first only see her in a transformed state and only become cognizant of her real form in the Underwater Temple Arc, barring a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo during the shopping trip segment. It's heavily implied she's this because of her past mistreatment by her stepsisters, who repeatedly called her ugly. We see her in her real form more often from here out, but every time she's too embarrassed to interact with anyone in that state:
    Asta: Is there anything that doesn't embarrass you?!
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: What she really is, once her Transformation Magic wears off.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: While not a bad or ineffective ability by any means, Grey's ability to transmute elemental attacks into other elements is the only means the Black Bulls have in counteracting Sally's slime attacks.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard talking about Grey without mentioning her true form.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Her magic doesn't have much outright offensive use, but she can use it to change other spells' attributes, essentially making enemies' attacks useless or changing the environment to suit the situation. The guidebook gives her a 3/5 in Magic Amount but a 5/5 in Magic Control.
  • Wicked Stepmother: Her backstory shows that she grew up with one who forced her to do all the house's chores, with her stepsisters tormenting her.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She really has blue hair.

    Zora Ideale 

Zora Ideale

Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)

Debut: Chapter 112 (Manga), Episode 73 (Anime)

Magic Attribute: Ash

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"You people aren't Magic Knights!!!!"

A mysterious and eccentric man who comes into the Royal Knight Tournament unannounced. Zora has dedicated himself to punishing corrupt Magic Knights due to his father's death. He enjoys playing pranks on others and getting under people's skin, but actually has great observation and analytical skill.

Uses Ash Magic in conjunction with Trap Magic, being capable of drawing magic symbols that unleash a variety of traps when triggered. Never confronts his enemies directly, preferring to befuddle them and trick them into defeating themselves.


  • 0% Approval Rating: Intentionally and with gusto. He earns the hate of every person in the stadium, including his own teammates, less than fifteen seconds after showing up there.
  • Aloof Ally: Zora's this after officially joining the Black Bulls, leaving the hideout without telling the others and refusing to go with Magna and Luck to train in the Heart Kingdom. That said, he does bond with Magna over their shared peasant background and they travel together a lot over the six month time skip.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Apparently, he impersonated Xerx Lugner to deceive "the enemy", which included the rest of the Black Bulls.
  • Anti-Hero: Easily the most morally grey member of the Black Bulls. He dedicates himself to brutally taking down corrupt Magic Knights and is quite rude to his fellow squadmates.
  • Ashes to Ashes: He uses Ash Magic to draw magical traps that trigger when stepped on such as landfills, pitfalls, and snares. He can even draw magical trap circles on himself, which is incredibly dangerous because his magic is attacking his own body.
  • Attack Reflector: One of his traps functions this way, while doubling the power of the spell. They can bounce multiple times especially with Asta's help, turning normal spells into Wave-Motion Gun levels of destruction.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Even after he starts regularly wearing the Black Bulls robe most of his stomach is still exposed.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He comes just in time with his magical trap to save Solid from an elf's attack. He even brings a healer to save the Silva siblings from their injuries.
  • Broken Pedestal: The Magic Knights became one to him. His father, Zara, was an idealistic Magic Knight who genuinely wanted to help people, and he idolized the old man, wanting to help people too. His father's colleagues, however, were nobles who secretly killed Zara off because they didn't want to associate with a peasant. From then on, Zora would repeatedly encounter corrupt Magic Knights who would bully, threaten, assault, and even rape civilians to where he swore revenge on the entire Magic Knights organization.
  • Character Development: He's introduced being very cynical of the idea of Magic Knights because of their widespread corruption and his father's death. After being inspired by Asta during the Royal Knights Exam, Zora works towards becoming his ideal of a true Magic Knight, with him fully embracing his membership of the Black Bulls and accepting his position as a Royal Knight.
  • Combat Pragmatist: This man will do whatever it takes to win a fight, including messing around with the arena the entire night before his fight in a battle tournament so he'd have the upper hand when they begin. He'll also unhesitatingly throw his teammates into harm's way if it ensures he and his teammates win.
  • Commonality Connection: He bonds with Magna over the six month time skip due to their shared peasant background.
  • Conveniently Unverifiable Cover Story: He passes off as Xerx Lugner because the real one has been stationed at the border, with not even his squadmates knowing what he looks like.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Considering his forte is setting traps around the battlefield, he needs this kind of personality.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: To lower opponents' guards. He pretends to fall asleep during the first match of the Royal Knights Exam, belying that he had already set the field with his traps.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: He even inscribes magical trap circles on himself. Observers note that this is incredibly dangerous since it means his own magic is attacking his body.
  • Dare to Be Badass: He does this to Nozel, mocking him for being a royal unable to even protect his own house. As harsh as it is, it works.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His father was the first peasant who managed to join the Magic Knights. When his father perished in the line of duty, he overheard a couple Magic Knights mocking his late father for being a peasant. He also heard them gloating over how they killed his father just because they didn't want a peasant in their ranks. From that point on, Zora dedicated himself to punishing any Magic Knight who would abuse their power.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He wears almost entirely black and, despite being a manipulative jerk, is committed to punishing corrupt Magic Knights.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: This is how he was recruited to the Black Bulls. He was beating up some Magic Knights and then tried to do so to Yami who ended up kicking his ass instead. Yami, who thought he was fun, gave him the squad's robe to wear whenever he'd want. He becomes a full-fledged member and wears it regularly after the Royal Knights Exam.
  • Eat the Rich: Downplayed. He greatly dislikes nobles for acting superior to commoners and peasants and likes to mock them at any chance he can get. Given that his father was killed for being the first peasant Magic Knight and the common corruption among the Magic Knights, it's understandable.
  • Even Bad People Love Their Parents: Zora may be disrespectful to everyone he meets, but he loved his late father Zara. The reasons he hates Magic Knights are because his father was killed by his comrades for being a peasant and the extensive corruption of Magic Knights, who his father greatly respected. When he confronts Langris after he nearly kills Finral, he's livid, shouting that people like him aren't the Magic Knights his father dreamed of.
  • Everyone Has Standards: While he does make it a point of punishing corrupt Magic Knights, he never actually goes out of his way to try killing them. Instead, he settles for brutalizing them in a fight and walking off.
  • Face of a Thug: Although his face can't fully be seen with his mask, he qualifies with his Tsurime Eyes and sharp teeth. With Magna, they're called the "thug-faced duo" by Vanessa.
  • Fan of the Underdog: Although he insults Asta a lot, he sees him as the one closest to what he considers to be the ideal Magic Knight.
  • Fiery Redhead: He has bright red hair and can get riled up when it comes to nobility and Magic Knights, intentionally trying to earn the hate of all the Royal Knights Exam candidates.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Yami mentions to Asta during his initial encounters with the Black Bulls that some of their members are off on missions. Zora happens to be one of them who comes into play later.
    • When Asta questions Zora whether he had set traps all around the stage when seeing the latter being uneasy when the stage changes during the battle tournament, Zora concludes Asta can sense ki, a term that someone close to Yami would know.
    • During the introduction to the Black Bulls in Episode 4, his silhouette can be seen during their group shot.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: As a child, he was a quiet boy who did chores around the house and eagerly awaited his father to come home. Then, he saw some terrible things that shattered his perception of the world and is now a highly driven mage who can mow down almost any Magic Knight like they were nothing. Lampshaded when he describes himself:
    "I was born from a dirty little brat in a peasant town. And I am hopeless rage incarnate!"
  • Gender-Blender Name: "Zora" is a traditionally female name that means "dawn".
  • Generation Xerox: Although he definitely became more cynical after his father's death, like Zara he is a prankster and user of Trap Magic, and, despite his low view of them, a Magic Knight after the Royal Knights Exam.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's a manipulative jerk whose life mission is to punish corrupt Magic Knights.
  • Guile Hero: Fitting his magic, he relies on his wits and trickery in a fight. During the Royal Knights Exam he has his traps prepared beforehand and has a trap set next to a pitfall just in case Kirsch escapes from it. The Guidebook gives him a 5/5 in Cleverness.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: His outfit consists of a bunch of leather straps that wrap around his neck and the lower half of his face.
  • Instant Runes:
    • He uses his Trap Magic by drawing magic circles, which appear when the traps get set off.
    • Zora's counter traps use the magic circles to absorb enemies' attacks and send it back at them with double the power and speed.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Despite his disrespectful behavior and harsh way of communicating it, all the criticism he says about members of his team and the teams that they fight is true. Julius even compliments him afterwards, telling him that those who genuinely want to improve will take his words to heart.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's very rude, insulting almost everyone he meets at the Royal Knights Exam at no provocation. Despite this, he's a vigilante dedicated to taking down amoral Magic Knights and eventually decides to become a model Magic Knight himself.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He beats up Xerx partly for his own amusement, but that was after Xerx threatened to kill an old woman who simply wanted his help to find her granddaughter.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He knows his limits, comically and dramatically:
    • He frequently pranks and goads Asta, but not Mereoleona. The first time he tried his stinkbug trick on her, she snatched it out of the air with a fire magic claw and pressed it against his face. He left her alone after that.
    • When he saw how powerful the reincarnated elves were, he was all for retreating. Somehow, Asta convinced him to try a risky move.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Although Zora became a much darker person than his upbeat father, he has his father Zara's use of magical traps and love for pranks.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's quite fond of using his allies as bait to get his opponents to do what he wants them to do. Becomes a Running Gag in that each time he does this, Asta has been the bait every time.
  • Meaningful Name: His real surname is Ideale, and he is a man with a very strong moral code, despite how he appears to other people.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Initially, it looks like the teeth are part of his mask, but they are apparently his actual teeth.
  • Mr. Fanservice: His outfit. If you could call it that. His "jacket" only covers his arms and shoulders, while his chest and midriff are completely exposed.
  • Mugged for Disguise: After defeating the real Xerx Lugner, Zora took his Purple Orcas robe to pose as him at the Royal Knights Exam.
  • The Prankster: He enjoys causing mischief, tricking others to smell his stinkbugs and setting off his magical traps.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Not him, but he did witness a pair of Magic Knights about to rape a barmaid as their "reward" for the heroic deeds they just did. This was the impetus that drove him to become the vengeful man he is today.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He likes insulting others by telling them what they did wrong during a battle or whatever as well as any character flaws he sees in them. He does this to enemies, allies, and even himself at the end of the Royal Knights Exam.
  • Required Secondary Powers: With his fighting style based on setting magical traps all over the battlefield, his allies can be vulnerable to them. He can use his Ash Magic to let them know where they're placed; he just chooses not to in the Royal Knights Exam with Asta to use him as bait.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Due to his father's death because of the classism within the Magic Knights and the organization's widespread corruption, he has dedicated his life to taking out corrupt Magic Knights.
  • Scary Teeth: He has very sharp teeth that add to his overall intimidating look.
  • Sixth Ranger: Zora appears just before a very important arc in the series and is revealed to be a teammate all along.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks very similar to his late father.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: His backstory, with his father's murder by his squadmates for being a peasant and the widespread corruption of Magic Knights shattering his idealism about the organization, turning him into a vengeful vigilante.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: After witnessing the selflessness of the Black Bulls, especially Asta, in the Royal Knights Exam and being convinced by Julius, he tries trusting his companions more and becoming a model Magic Knight himself. This leads him to become a full-fledged Black Bull and Royal Knight.
  • Trap Master: He uses his magic almost exclusively to set traps. They take the form of invisible spell circles on the ground that trigger when anybody is within them and can produce snare traps, landmine-like traps, and pitfalls with minimal effort. It turns out to be something he picked up from his father, who loved to play pranks on him.
  • Troll: He enjoys pissing off people and he's really good at it. It eventually backfires on him with hilarious results when Mereoleona proves too powerful and angry to try it and get away with it.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He was a nice, quiet kid. His father's murder by his fellow Magic Knights for being a peasant turned him into the cynical jerk he is now.
  • Vigilante Man: He has dedicated himself to hunting down and punishing Magic Knights who abuse their authority and power. He based himself off of a doll his father gave him named "Super Magic Knight Zora", a warrior who protects the country behind the scenes.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: As aforementioned, his "jacket" only covers his arms and shoulders.
  • Weak, but Skilled: His Magic isn't overtly strong and like other peasants he doesn't have as much mana as nobles. Instead, he uses planning and trickery to make the most out of his counter traps.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Zora can be considered an anti-heroic version of this. His goal is to take down corrupt Magic Knights, doing so by brutalizing them with his magic. He considers all Magic Knights "the enemy", even the Black Bulls, and antagonizes morally decent ones like Asta because of his hatred for the organization as a whole. He grows out of it after the Royal Knights Exam.
  • You Are What You Hate: He's technically a Magic Knight, having been given a Black Bull robe by Yami, despite hating them for their corruption. After he's inspired by Asta to become a true Magic Knight, Zora embraces being a Black Bull and joins the Royal Knights.

    Henry Legolant 

Henry Legolant

Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga (Japanese), Stephen Fu (English)

Debut: Chapter 99 (Manga), Episode 64 (Anime)

Magic Attribute: Recombination

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"If you hurt my friends, I will never forgive you."

The true owner of the Black Bulls' hideout who is confined to the squad's headquarters because his illness requires him to siphon magic from living beings. Henry is laidback and speaks slowly. He has secretly been watching over the Black Bulls and been mistaken as a ghost living in the hideout.

His Recombination Magic can restructure the Black Bulls' hideout to his liking.


  • Beneficial Disease: To some extent. All the magic he's accumulated from the Black Bulls is used to make the base an upright bull, and this helps them fight off the Eye of the Midnight Sun members, though they still get what they want in the end.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's one of the peaceful, sweetest Black Bulls. He's also surprisingly determined and ruthless when it comes to his friends' safety and protection.
  • Blinding Bangs: His hair usually covers his eyes.
  • Cool Plane: He can use his magic to essentially create a small plane from the hideout that flies using mana.
  • Cursed with Awesome: It's later revealed that Henry's illness is due to a curse. That said, he can use the mana his illness accumulates to transform the hideout into a giant bull that he controls. The potential harm he can cause the others with his illness is soon resolved with Charmy's Sheep Cook, making food that restores others' magic power.
  • Determinator: Put any of the Black Bulls in danger, and he becomes surprisingly hard to stop for someone who's bedridden for his entire life.
  • Disease Bleach: He has long white hair and suffers from an illness that has him siphon others' mana to survive.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: He's never seen wearing shoes. Granted, shoes aren't that necessary for someone who's lived his entire life bedridden and can't survive outside his home.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Easy to miss, but he appears in a small part of Chapter 99, about forty chapters before his proper introduction. His role as the headquarters' ghost is given way earlier, when Asta sees that the interior has changed in Chapter 5.
  • Energy Absorption: His illness forces him to suck magic from others.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Chapter 2 shows the silhouettes of different Black Bulls. Mostly they're all revealed shortly after when Asta joins the squad, but there is a notably messy, long-haired member who is not introduced with them. Over one hundred chapters later and he's revealed to be Henry.
    • Chapter 5 has Asta notice that the hideout's interior changed. Come Chapter 140 and the reveal of Henry's Recombination Magic.
  • Genius Loci: Henry's Recombination Magic lets him rearrange the Black Bulls' hideout however he chooses. He weaponizes it by turning the hideout into a Humongous Mecha.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He tries to sacrifice himself to absorb Droit and Eclat's mana using his illness. He regrets it soon after, but Gordon, Grey, and Asta manage to save him and defeat the elves regardless.
  • Home Field Advantage: He can't survive outside the Black Bulls hideout, but inside it he can wield enough power to defeat a zombie created from two Magic Knight captains. Gauche provides the exposition - a mage can invest mana into a specific location they have a strong connection to, and the longer they stay there the more mana they can invest. Since Henry has lived in the mansion long before it became the Black Bulls' hideout, he has a tremendous amount of power stored there.
  • Horrifying the Horror: Parodied. When he first sees Henry, Gordon calls him creepy, with Gauche telling Gordon that he's in no place to say that.
  • Humongous Mecha: Essentially turns the base into one thanks to his Recombination Magic, and gets into a Behemoth Battle with Sally's creation.
  • Ill Boy: His disease means he spends almost every day confined to his bed. If he stores up a lot of magic, or eats Charmy's food, he can move around for a while, but he's still exhausted.
  • I Owe You My Life: The reason for his love for the Black Bulls. Thanks to their presence in the hideout, he was able to siphon mana from them which saved him from nearly dying.
  • Meaningful Name: Henry's last name is Legolant, which sounds similar to Legoland. This is fitting for the person with recombination magic and is in charge of maintaining the base.
  • Megaton Punch: Using the Raging Black Bull he can rotate its arm to deliver a spinning punch strong enough to knock out some elves.
  • Messy Hair: So much so that birds mistake him for a tree and live in it.
  • Mistaken for Undead: Thanks to his pale features, long, unruly hair, and rearranging the hideout, he was thought to be a ghost by Vanessa and Charmy.
  • Mundane Solution: Due to his illness, Henry can't be around others without draining their magic. This is solved simply with the Black Bulls eating Charmy's food made by her Cotton Magic. Her food restores mana, allowing Henry to be near them so long as they eat it.
  • Mystical White Hair: Although his long white hair is likely due to his illness, his condition let’s him absorb others' mana and use his magic to rearrange the entire hideout.
  • Odd Friendship: Asta is the only person who can regularly be around him without risk, since he has no magic for Henry to drain. The two get along well because of this.
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents left him in the secluded house to live in because of his illness and never returned.
  • The Power of Friendship: He refers to his magic, and specifically the mansion's Raging Black Bull form as the manifestation of his friendship with the Black Bulls. This is something Gordon immediately agrees with.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Thanks to living alone bedridden, his hair reaches past his knees.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Asta knew who he was long before the rest of the Black Bulls did. Everyone else except Yami, who recruited him, didn't even know he existed and thought he was a ghost. However, this is slightly justified due to the nature of his disease making him dangerous to be around for long periods of time for a magic user and why Asta already knew him was because he's the only one who can safely be around him due to his lack of magic.
  • Rocket Punch: The spell is even called Mana Rocket Punch, launching a part of the hideout as a fist that he can even recall back.
  • The Shut-In: Because of his illness, he shouldn't leave the Black Bulls' hideout. Whenever he does leave, his magic absorption becomes more erratic.
  • Special Person, Normal Name: Has one of the most mundane names in the cast, but has the power to rearrange the base.
  • Superpower Lottery: With his Recombination Magic, Henry can turn the hideout into a giant bull with incredible attack power so long as he has enough magic absorbed, allowing him to easily beat a corpse formed from two former Magic Knight captains. When the others first see it in action, they wonder what insane magic it is.
  • That Thing Is Not My Child!: On the receiving end of this by his nobleman father, who thought that his illness made him a disgrace to the Legolant name. As a result, his parents left him in an empty mansion.
  • Transforming Mecha: Thanks to his magic he can transform the hideout into a humanoid bull to fight or a four-legged bull for transportation.
  • Verbal Tic: He talks really slow to Gauche's annoyance.

    Nero 

Nero/Secré Swallowtail

Voiced by: Hitomi Sasaki (Japanese, bird form), Ayane Sakura (Japanese, human form), Monica Rial (English)

Debut: Chapter 2 (Manga), Episode 3 (Anime)

Magic Attribute: Sealing

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"The ones you looked down on and stepped on and toyed with are going to defeat you today!!"

An anti-bird that has taken a liking to Asta. In truth, she's the bird form of Secré Swallowtail, a servant of the First Wizard King who has spent centuries as a bird after the massacre of the elves.

She uses Sealing Magic, an ancient magic that has been affected by her use of Forbidden Magic, allowing her to seal and unseal objects, individuals, and even damage.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The anime turns her black hair in her human form dark blue.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Black hair in her human form that's given a bluer shade in the anime, and generally very calm and apathetic.
  • Anime Hair: Even before becoming an anti-bird, Secré had her large pair of bird-like hair extensions protruding from the top of her head. Considering her family name, it's all the more fitting.
  • Animorphism: After unsealing Lumiere, she can switch between her anti-bird form and human form at will.
  • Becoming the Mask:
    • She admits to originally wanting to use Asta as a tool for her own goals. After helping him again and again while pretending to be his loyal yet irritable Head Pet, she becomes genuinely fond of him and helps him simply because she wants to see him reach his dream.
    • Nero tells the Black Bulls that she used them for her mission to save them from the wrath of the Magic Parliament, showing that she did grow to care for them. Yami tells Nero that she can't say that after spending so much time with them, with the others inviting her to join the squad, not caring about her no longer being human. She's touched and officially joins the Black Bulls.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Thanks to being inconspicuous and able to fly as an anti-bird, Nero does this often after regaining her human form:
    • She comes right after Yami bisects Zagred to seal Asta's damage, letting him enter his Black Asta form again to kill the devil.
    • Nero dives as a bird into Undine's water, transforming into her human form to unseal Asta from his shackles.
    • She does this again as part of Lolopechka's plan, going in to seal Vanica after she uses 70% of Megicula's power. It almost works had it not been for Megicula's Curse-Warding Magic, which weakens spell arrays against it.
  • Big Good: It turns out that she knew everything involving the First Wizard King and his battle with Licht-turned-demon that set the entire series into motion, and has been setting the right conditions in mind for handling the inevitable consequences involved for five hundred years. As a result of Asta inheriting Licht's five-leaf clover grimoire by pure chance, she thus became his guardian of sorts.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead:
    • Of the girls who accompany Asta to the Heart Kingdom, Nero is the Brunette to Noelle's Blonde and Mimosa's Redhead.
    • Lolopechka becomes the Brunette after they befriend her during the six month time skip, with Nero usually in her bird form.
  • Character Tics: As a bird, Nero often repeatedly pecks at Asta when she's annoyed at or trying to convey something to him. In her human form, Nero does this by pinching his cheek.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Secré used Forbidden Magic powered by the magic stones to seal Zagred for centuries, which gave her her horns. She then used the stones again to seal Lumiere to save his life and unseal him in the future, which caused her to stay a bird for 500 years.
  • Dare to Be Badass: She does this to Asta after unsealing his damage, allowing him to draw out his anti-magic power and defeat Zagred.
    "You're going to be the Wizard King, aren't you?!!"
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Nero has red eyes, horns from using Forbidden Magic, and wears a black dress. She's also vital to stopping Zagred and becomes Asta's loyal companion.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: After five hundred years of being an anti-bird, not to mention the traumatizing circumstances she's been through, she sports these. They do brighten up during more emotional moments, though.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She has black hair with a blue tint and red eyes. Combined with her horns, they mark her as no longer fully human.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: Has these after regaining her human form, though they tend to go away or at least be more akin to a natural eyeliner in more emotional moments.
  • Fairytale Motifs: She's based on the swallow from "The Happy Prince". Here, however, she gives the statue of the First Wizard King the magic stones to unseal him in order to defeat Zagred.
  • Fan of Underdog: After spending time with Asta and seeing his accomplishments through the story, she believes Asta can achieve his dream of becoming the Wizard King, telling him this as motivation to land the killing blow on Zagred.
  • Gender-Blender Name: "Nero" is a traditionally Roman male name, and she continues to go by this even after her true gender is revealed.
  • Head Pet: Nero acts as such for Asta. She makes herself useful by acting as a magic compass of sorts, able to detect sources of ambient magical power. Asta finds her useful, but doesn't enjoy her presence that much as she often pecks at him for attention. She also helps Asta find the other anti-magic sword amongst the treasures when Mars manages to overpower him.
  • Healing Hands: Nero has Sealing Recovery Magic, using it to seal wounds, even reattaching an arm, as well as body damage.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Originally, she thought that her Sealing Magic could only be used to open and close objects. After spending time with Lumiere, she unlocked her true potential, and can use it to seal wounds and body damage. Using it with Forbidden Magic allowed her to seal Zagred for centuries.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: As Secré, she sealed away Zagred, the devil that caused the entire series' plot, but the forbidden power needed to pull that feat off resulted in losing her human form and becoming an anti-bird with no latent magic left over. Ultimately, it turns out this helped her fly under the radar of the entire cast as a result.
  • Horned Humanoid: As an after effect of using Forbidden Magic, she gained two wegs on her head.
  • Idiot Hair: She has two locks of hair sticking up in both her bird and human forms.
  • Instant Runes: After training in the Heart Kingdom, she learns to use spell arrays, increasing the power of her Sealing Magic.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: When Secré is in her Nero form, she communicates through bird noises, but Asta and other mages can understand her. After regaining her human form, she can now speak in her bird form.
  • It's Personal: She has her own personal motive to defeat Vanica who cursed Lolopechka, who she becomes close to during the six month time skip, to die.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Luck names her Nero, since it means "black". Perhaps not coincidentally, it's also the name of a famous Roman emperor.
    • Her real first name, "Secré", is Ukrainian for "secret".
    • Her real last name is "Swallowtail" like the bird the swallow-tailed kite.
  • Meaningful Rename: Although she was originally known as Secré, after Lumiere passes away and she officially joins the Black Bulls, the others continue to address her as Nero.
  • Minidress of Power: She wears a short black dress as a human, and although her magic doesn't have much offensive ability she's still an important member of the Black Bulls with her powerful Sealing Magic.
  • Morphic Resonance: In both her human and bird forms, she has her horns and slanted eyes. Even her black dress in her human form resembles feathers.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: As Nero, she acts as a chirping Head Pet to Asta after befriending him early on in the series. She can return to her bird form at will to ride on Asta's head for convenience's sake.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She has very pale skin and blue-tinted black hair. Noelle notes that she's adorable even in her human form, and Finral refers to her as a "cool beauty".
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's actually over 500 years old and was the close companion of the First Wizard King. Physically, she's 17 years old due to her curse.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: She has red eyes and although she isn't evil, combined with her horns from using Forbidden Magic, it adds to her eerie look.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: In her human form, Nero has bobbed hair that's dark blue in the anime, pale skin, red eyes, and a calm, emotionless demeanor. It's revealed that she's a loyal servant of the First Wizard King, and for 500 years she has been trapped in an anti-bird form and watching over Asta's grimoire all this time. She's also no longer human after using Forbidden Magic.
  • The Reveal: It's revealed that Nero is actually a human named Secré Swallowtail who served the First Wizard King and has been preparing against the elves' reincarnation.
  • Riches to Rags: She was the born the daughter of a noble family, but because of her seemingly useless magic, she was relegated to being a royal servant.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Nero was believed to be male at first. She's revealed to be not only female but also originally a human.
  • The Scapegoat: Her and Asta become this for the Magic Parliament, with Damnatio blaming her for the elves' possession of the Magic Knights because she's used Forbidden Magic. They manage to get out of it with the Magic Knights having the Black Bulls investigate the devils.
  • Semantic Superpower: Her Sealing Magic can not only seal objects but even damage and wounds. She changes between her anti-bird and human forms by sealing and unsealing herself.
  • Ship Tease: It's heavily implied that she's in love with the First Wizard King Lumiere. Unfortunately, he dies for real before anything can be said about it.
  • The Stoic: Nero is generally very calm and composed, as both a bird and human.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Usually Secré is pretty reserved and highly practical as a mage, especially given her crappy childhood for being treated like garbage over her seemingly-useless magic. Her experiences with Lumiere greatly brightened her up into a more normal person, and after gradually recovering from being an anti-bird for several hundred years and the trauma of Zagred's actions as well as Lumiere's sealing and Final Death, she does finally start to sweeten again in the present. Albeit, with a bit of difficulty or hesitation, as it's clear she's not used to it.
  • Supernormal Bindings: After using the magic stones, she can use her Sealing Magic to trap enemies in a cube. She does this to Zagred, and later adds Mana Method to it to bind Vanica, which would have worked if not for Megicula's Curse-Warding Magic.
  • Support Party Member: Nero's Sealing Magic is not offensive in nature. However, it provides many different supportive spells for allies like sealing enemies and damage to heal her comrades.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She learns Mana Method during the six month time skip, able to use arrays to increase the power of her Sealing Magic.
  • Tsurime Eyes: She has eyes that slant upward as a bird and human, and is usually quite indifferent to others.
  • Undying Loyalty:
    • She serves as Asta's loyal companion ever since their first meeting.
    • For 500 years, she's this to Prince Lumiere a.k.a. the First Wizard King, using Forbidden Magic to keep him alive and watching over the Clover Kingdom for centuries to help him stop Zagred's plan.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Although she constantly pecks Asta on the head due to the latter's low magic, it becomes clear that Nero's concerned about Asta's welfare.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about Nero in detail without revealing her true identity as a servant of the First Wizard King.
  • Was Once a Man: Nero states that she's no longer human after her use of Forbidden Magic to try to get the Black Bulls to not save her at the Magic Parliament trial. They tell her that they don't care.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Her Sealing Magic isn't overtly powerful, ranking her a Stage Six in combat ability, but it has a variety of effects like sealing damage and imprisoning enemies that make it very useful.
  • When She Smiles: Lumiere was one of the only people that could get her to smile, but after Zagred's finally defeated and she can start adapting to modern human life again, she does offer a genuinely sweet smile.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has dark blue hair in the anime.

    The Spade Kingdom Spy 

Debut: Chapter 246 (Manga)

Magic Attribute: Shadow

A yet to be revealed member of the Black Bulls who is serving as a spy in the Spade Kingdom.


  • Dark Is Not Evil: Fitting with the rest of the squad's dark theme. He uses a magic involving shadows and is a spy trying to foil the Dark Triad's plans.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Chapter 2 shows the silhouettes of different Black Bulls. Mostly they're all revealed shortly after when Asta joins the squad, with Henry introduced later on, but there is still a long-haired, slim member who has yet to be seen.
    • Yami mentions to Asta during his initial encounters with the Black Bulls that some of their members are off on missions. He is one of them who comes into play over two-hundred chapters later as a spy in the Spade Kingdom.
  • In the Hood: He sneaks into Dante's room while wearing a hooded cloak, obscuring his face to the readers.
  • The Mole: He's serving as a spy within the Spade Kingdom, searching for information on the Dark Triad's plans.
  • Shadow Walker: He has this magic, using it to hide in a shadow and drag a Spade Kingdom soldier who notices him into it.
  • Walking Spoiler: His existence reveals that the Black Bulls have an inside man in the Spade Kingdom.


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