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Asta

Voiced by: Shun Horie (OVA), Gakuto Kajiwara, Nao Fujita (young) (Anime) (Japanese), Dallas Reid (English)note 

Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)

Magic Attribute: Anti-Magic

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"I'm going to be the Wizard King! This is something I'll never give up on!"

In the world of Black Clover, practically everyone has some ability to employ mana to use magic. Asta, a boy from the Forsaken village of Hage, isn't one of them. In fact, he seems to be the only person in the setting unlucky enough to completely and utterly lack magic. Even still, he hasn't given up on his dream of becoming the Wizard King, the strongest mage in the land.

To compensate for his crippling handicap, Asta has trained extensively since he was 5, granting him superhuman strength, speed and stamina. Asta also wields the Demon-Slayer and Demon-Dweller Swords, mysterious artifacts containing a form of energy known as Anti-Magic. As a result, these blades can deflect magic projectiles, cut through spells or cancel them out completely, allowing Asta to level the playing field.


  • Adaptational Muscles: Inverted. While the rest of the Black Bulls are portrayed as toned and muscular in the anime, Asta's own muscles, which were a major reveal in the early chapters of the story, are far less detailed and prominent by comparison.
  • All-Loving Hero:
    • He shows this trait whenever someone picks on the weak, elderly, and otherwise powerless:
    Heath: [to Asta] But, surely you can see what insignificant creatures they truly are.
    Asta: [angrily] You may think they're nothing but useless beasts, but I'll do whatever I have to to protect them!
    • He refuses to let anyone die if he can help it. Even his enemies aren't exempt from this, hence why he asks his teammates to save Mars during the Dungeon Exploration Arc.
  • Anti-Magic:
    • His main trait and the reason why he's so threatening. The Demon-Slayer Sword he summons lacks an edge, but can cut through most forms of magic like a hot knife through butter, making any sort of defense by magical means nearly impossible unless his movement is stopped first. It works both ways too, acting as a nigh-impenetrable shield against direct magic attacks and can even reflect them back at their owners with the flat side of the blade.
    • Later on, he gets the Demon-Dweller Sword, increasing his offensive capability. As the name implies, this sword literally absorbs the mana from its target, giving Asta more potential as a debuff specialist.
    • After losing his Demon-Dweller Sword against the real Licht, he gains the Demon-Destroyer Sword from the same person. The sword can absorb and also remove effects of magic caused by said spells, which even includes the Reincarnation Magic.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: It's heavily implied from the get-go that Asta's power is demonic and inherently evil in nature due to its status as the Five-Leaf Grimoire. Up to this point, he has used it for nothing but helping and protecting others.
  • Badass Boast: In response to Mars calling him a pebble. He makes due on it too:
    Asta: I may be just a pebble but... I'm the pebble that can shatter diamond!
  • Badass in Distress: After the attack on Castle Town and the maiming of Captain Vermillion, Asta is kidnapped via teleportation. After realizing that Asta has limited use as a hostage, the Eye of the Midnight Sun members attempt to kill him, only to be promptly bailed out by the timely intervention of the Wizard King.
  • Badass Normal: Due to having absolutely no magical ability, Asta made up for it by training to the point where he's referred to as a "ball of muscle". However, his Anti-Magic swords clearly make this a downplayed example.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: A plain black one that is later embroidered with the symbol of the Black Bulls.
  • The Berserker: Although he shows more restraint than Luck, Asta himself has to employs this as his main strategy as he can only do melee attacks with his Anti-Magic blade which involves him rushing into combat full force even when he's injured he just keeps pushing through the pain to keep attacking. This is amped up when he activates his demonic form.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Asta is a very kind person but he is prone to getting very angry when someone mocks him, or threatens his friends as well as the helpless.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He may look like an energetic and silly young man, but he's an extremely unstoppable force with his swordsmanship.
  • BFS: His first sword is nearly as long as he is tall. He also gets a second one later on; more along the lines of a proper longsword, but still quite large. Aside from having slightly different (but still Anti-Magic) powers, the longsword is useful in situations when the larger sword's size makes it too unwieldy. His third sword can remove effects caused by spells and even negate Reincarnation magic.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Just as Vetto is about to finish Magna and Luck, in comes Asta to save them.
  • Big Eater: Not to the extent as Charmy, but he devours a week's worth of food after recovering from the injuries inflicted upon him by Mars.
  • Blue Is Heroic: The courageous, selfless hero who wears a navy jacket with matching shorts.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Asta is very Hot-Blooded and has a very lovable personality. He also is very outgoing even in the most fanciest of places. Not to mention that he's very willing to fight anyone that comes off as dangerous.
  • Butt-Monkey: Frequently tormented and teased by almost everyone. Even the crows love to peck at him frequently.
  • Catch-Phrase:
    • "Not giving up IS MY MAGIC!"
    • He bellows "Not yet!" when he refuses to accept defeat.
  • Cavalry Betrayal: On the receiving end, from the Witch Queen. After the battle's over in Chapter 98, she shows up as a murder of crows, then hovers before Asta, congratulating him on a job well done, before revealing the fact that her "healing" magic also granted her access to his blood, which allows her to completely take control of his body, wherein she heals him only to make it easier to compel him to kill everyone on the battlefield, friend or foe alike.
  • Character Development: After some wise words from Fuegoleon, Asta becomes a calmer person overall and in battle, realizing the importance of keeping a level head when fighting.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: He is exceptionally strong and agile for his age, a trait he received through his own hard work and physical training. This has gotten to the point that when combined with his grimoire, he can cleave through giant constructs made of diamond. It's also a Required Secondary Power, since the Anti-Magic swords his Grimoire summons are very heavy, and thus unwieldy for the average person. In addition, his Dream-Crushing Handicap turns out to be one of these, as he would be drained to the point of immobility if it weren't for his inability to wield mana in the first place:
    Witch Queen: It's because of that defect... that you're able to wield that sword. You're nothing special at all. Yet that is why... you were able to become something truly remarkable.
  • Childhood Friend: Of Yuno. They frequently back each other up too, despite belonging to different ends of the talent spectrum.
  • Clark Kent Outfit: He looks quite scrawny until Clothing Damage kicks in to reveal just how hard he's been training. Do note that it's not intentional, it's just the way his clothing is.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Even though he's been turned down by Sister Lily, Asta continues to be fixated on her despite being told repeatedly that she's way older than him and she can't get married because she's a nun. As a result, he fails to notice that Mimosa is outright in love with him, that he's won Rebecca's heart by simply being a Nice Guy, or that Noelle randomly appears around him, because she's stalking him, and often turns bright red in his presence.
  • Combat Clairvoyance: Yami teaches Asta how to sense ki, allowing him to anticipate enemies' attacks and movements.
  • Covered in Scars: He has scars on his arms from being pierced by Revchi's chains and one large one on his abdomen from his battle with Mars.
  • Cruel Mercy: He refuses to kill the sadistic Social Darwinist wizard responsible for the carnage in the Forest of Witches because he sees that as letting the guy off easy.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Due to the nature of his powers, opponents that are completely reliant on their magic fall very easily to him.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His Anti-Magic Grimoire casts dark energy, and he wears a black bandana and black upper robe. Despite this, he's a noble guy who'll help anyone in need.
  • Demonic Possession: Defied. When the demon inside his Grimoire attempts to take Asta's body during their Battle in the Center of the Mind and deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle to the resident villain, Asta puts his foot down, climbs up said demon's body, and is implied to have punched said demon into submission, taking the power for himself.
  • Determinator: He wants to be the Wizard King, despite being completely devoid of magic. He gets by giving himself a grueling training regimen, leading to the aforementioned Charles Atlas Superpower. He'll also keep fighting no matter how much of a beating he takes. His Catch-Phrase is that "not giving up is his magic."
    Asta: "Even if I have no magical powers I'll become the Wizard King! Not giving up is my magic!"
  • Disability Superpower: Probably the one good thing Asta can make out of his lack of magic is the fact that he completely lacks a magical signature. As a result, if the opponent can't see or hear him, his attacks are practically invisible to any wizard unaware of this. This is exploited in the battle against the leader of Hell Lotus. It's later revealed that his Anti-Magic weapons drain mana upon contact, making it extremely dangerous for anyone else to wield them. And then it's revealed that because Asta was born without magic, he is a perfect vessel for anti-magic, a.k.a. the demon blood that is the source of all his abilities.
  • Discard and Draw: In Chapter 156, the real Licht takes back the Demon-Dweller Sword from Asta and appears to keep it after knocking Asta and Yuno out of the the hideout. However, two chapters later, Asta finds he has obtained a new sword, the other sword Licht had been wielding during their fight, which has even more powerful dispelling abilities than his original anti-magic sword. Thanks to that, Asta is able dispel even the reincarnation magic used by the elves and can even remove effects caused by spells. This is called the Demon-Destroyer Sword.
  • Dispel Magic: He already has two Anti-Magic swords, but much later, he receives a third sword with the ability to remove curses and possessions, something the other swords cannot do and has bugged Asta for a long time. This sword also makes Asta a Combat Medic in certain situations, as the sword can heal people of poisons and diseases created by magic.
  • Doorstop Baby: He and Yuno were abandoned at the church's doorstep on the same day.
  • Dream-Crushing Handicap: Just about everyone who finds out that Asta is someone who wants to become the Wizard King without a shred of magical potential thinks his dream is ridiculous. Doesn't stop him from trying though. This is subverted when it's revealed that this defect is what gives him his ability to wield his Anti-Magic Swords in the first place, since they'll drain the magical energy of anyone else to the point of exhaustion, making it a Disability Superpower of sorts.
  • Dual Wielding: Pulls this with his new sword in Chapter 24, summoning the new sword to dispel the magic binding him before reflecting a water bullet back at the caster. To drive it home, he's dual-wielding BFSs.
  • Dynamic Entry: Plows through a wall of flames before smashing through a bunch of zombies to save a little girl in Chapter 25.
  • Empathic Weapon: Asta's new sword flies into his grimoire after the battle as he's rendered unconscious by the fight.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Steadily growing into one despite his disabilities. This is best exemplified by Chapter 17 where he managed to defeat Mars, who employs Mineral Magic to create armor, weaponry, and clones and was wiping the floor with the members of Golden Dawn including Asta's prodigious rival, Yuno.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He may be a hot-blooded and friendly swordsman, but even he doesn't take kindly to anyone harming a child or his friends. When Rades Spirito tries to torture a young girl, Asta is forced to intervene. And when he sees Vanessa being beaten by the Witch Queen, Asta is quick to call out the latter for what she's done.
  • Excalibur in the Rust: The Five-Leaf Grimoire is tattered and worn, and the sword it summons is covered in rust. Their shabby appearance belies their true power as Anti-Magic weapons. The Grimoire is so tattered that Asta doesn't even know that it's the Five-Leaf, since the clover marking on it is obscured.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Both seriously and for comedy. Whenever he's in awe of something cool, Asta's eyes turn to sparkles. Because Asta is so easily excited, he has these practically all of the time. This is played more seriously later on when Asta gains a cat like pupil in one eye due to a demonic transformation.
  • Evil Weapon: His grimoire has a five-leaf clover, with the fifth leaf signifying the presence of a demon. The demon in his Grimoire tries to take control of him during his fight with Ladros, with Asta beating the demon into submission and taking its powers for himself.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Named after the flower, which in turn is derived from the Greek word for star.
  • Foil: To Yuno in almost every possible way. Asta is the dunce without a shred of magical potential, while Yuno is talented. Asta is the laughingstock, while Yuno is admired by everyone else. Asta is hyperactive and rarely thinks before he speaks, while Yuno is calm and level headed. They're best friends.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Seems to be the opposite at first given Yuno's somewhat condescending nature, but it's quickly made clear that it's this by the end of the first chapter.
  • Friend to All Children: Whenever danger seems to threaten young children, Asta puts himself in harm's way, as demonstrated when Rades Spirito tried to torture a young girl during the Royal Capital's assault.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He's first introduced as an orphan with no magic powers. After joining the Black Bulls, he became a powerful and famous Magic Knight who's willing to go toe-to-toe with others.
  • Fusion Dance: Parodied, but taken seriously at the same time. His fusion with Mimosa is literally her tied to his back with plant magic while she heals and helps defend him.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: The bones in his arms were crushed into powder, and cursed to never be healed, even with magic, by Vetto. Not so gamebreaking now as it is healed soon after.
  • Head Pet: Gains one in the form of Nero, one of the anti-birds from the admission exams, which took a liking to Asta as a result of his lack of magic power. At the same time, Nero makes itself useful by acting as a magic compass of sorts, able to detect sources of ambient magical power. Asta finds him useful, but doesn't enjoy his presence that much as the bird often pecks at him for attention. It also helps Asta find a sword strangely similar to his own amongst the treasures when Mars manages to overpower him.
  • Hellish Pupils: A reminder of where his newfound power comes from after clashing with the demon inside of his grimoire.
  • The Hero: The Protagonist who wishes to become the Wizard King in order to help others, and gains swords that contain Anti-Magic.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: The main character who wields large, mysterious swords that contain Anti-Magic energy. Interestingly, while Asta himself is a heroic individual his swords' powers come from a demon inside his grimoire.
  • Heroic Build: The kid's got biceps. This is justified in that he spends most of his time physically training in order to compensate for his lack of magic. It's also lampshaded by Klaus, who notes that such a physique is highly improbable at Asta's age. After the reveal, many people have started taking to calling him "a little ball of muscle" behind his back. This is further exemplified when he's wearing nothing but a tank top. The anime seems to downplay his muscles though.
  • Hidden Depths: To put it bluntly, he's an idiot who can't even recognize the guy he wanted to surpass ever since he was a kid. But he can be surprisingly clever when the time calls for it, best shown when he stopped a curse that stopped his blood from clotting by cutting the wound with his anti-magic swords.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He is in love with Sister Lily and wants to marry her, despite her being a nun who is also a good deal older than him and had a hand in raising him. No matter how many times she rejects him, he refuses to take no for an answer.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's 'very'' enthusiastic about his dream and is always giving it his all. This also plays into his frequent screaming that's hypes him up. Once he gets riled up or angry, nothing can stop him from unleashes his fury.
  • Hot for Preacher: He's infatuated with Sister Lily and wants to marry her, despite being reminded many times that she's a nun.
  • Hour of Power: Well....more like 10 seconds of power, but Asta has learned how to draw out the anti-magic properties of his sword and enhance/enshroud his body with that energy. Unfortunately, he still has very little control over it and he can't sustain it for long periods of time otherwise it would make him virtually unstoppable and end up a Story-Breaker Power.
  • Idiot Hair: Fits him perfectly with his personality.
  • Idiot Hero: Not the sharpest knife in the drawer. He doesn't even know the basics of being a Magic Knight despite aspiring to be one on his way to becoming Wizard King. He doesn't even recognize the current Wizard King, the very position he's aspiring to acquire. This is somewhat justified due to his country upbringing.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Street Rat" along with Yuno. He doesn't mind it all that much. He's also gained the names "Stupidsta" and "Insect" from Magna and Noelle, respectively, when he annoys them.
  • Informed Flaw: At first, it makes sense that his total lack of magical ability would limit his ability to join the Magic Knights. However, once he obtains his grimoire, while he still gets looked down upon by others, his lack of magic almost never makes any difference in his combat ability as compared to everyone else. Much of this is because most other Magic Knights we see only have maybe three or four specific abilities, which is about the same as Asta when using his swords. In fact, his lack of magic largely works in his favor since many of his opponents expect to be able to sense his mana and can't.
  • Instant Expert: Zigzagged. Asta has yet to be seen practicing his swordsmanship, yet is able to swing accurately enough to hit and reflect small projectiles within days of getting his grimoire. Taken further when he begins proficiently dual-wielding without any prior practice. Subverted in that once he begins to tap into the power of the anti-magic sword, it gives him powers that he's unable to accurately control on command. However, the very next time he consciously taps into the power, he shows complete control over it, including a conscious knowledge of how often he can tap into that power. The first case is justified since between the time Asta got his grimoire and the Magic Knight exam is six months. That is plenty of time to practice, especially given his penchant for Training from Hell. And it's later revealed via flashback that during that six month gap, he wasn't just self-taught, but had Diamond Kingdom defector Fanzell Kruger as a teacher. The dual-wielding is less backed up.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He always gets back up and running within a few panels despite all of this. Even when other sorcerers are slinging insults at him for being from the slums, he's so used to it that it doesn't faze him any more:
    Asta: [eating happily] Man, they're not even trying to whisper. Well, it's nothing new.
    Klaus and Mimosa: [mentally] He's a bigger man than them!
  • Ironic Name: His name, Asta, is actually a female nickname for Astrid or Augusta, which comes from the Scandinavian languages.
  • Keet: Incredibly hyperactive and enthusiastic about anything and everything pertaining to magic and becoming Wizard King. He always tries to put a positive spin on things and rarely stops moving.
  • Kid Hero: At age fifteen, he becomes a Magic Knight and is charged with protecting the Clover Kingdom.
  • Lightning Bruiser: After learning how to detect ki, Asta is fast enough to reflect laser beams with his sword and pummel virtually anything short of a Magic Knight Captain into submission through pure brute force.
  • Logical Weakness:
    • He is entirely reliant on the surface area of his sword for blocking attacks. He can't block the attack if it's too fast for him to bring his sword into the firing path, a fact that Mars uses to beat Asta.
    • The sword Nero shows him when he's on the ropes is smaller and lighter, meaning he can swing it fast enough to parry Mars's attacks. However, since it's smaller he can't hit Mars hard enough to overcome Mars's Recovery magic.
    • He's useless if his arms are restrained, but he came up with a solution to this by summoning his sword from the book directly to break any magical restraints before beginning to dual-wield.
    • The swords are also limited to how long they are, making it difficult to hit a swift, flying target, especially when Asta's already bleeding and running on empty.
  • Mr. Fanservice: After the reveal that he's actually incredibly muscular, Asta constantly suffers from Clothing Damage or a situation where his shirt is torn or completely off just to show off how buff he is.
  • Muggles Do It Better: Magic is so ubiquitous and widely practiced that defense and detection mainly revolve around locating areas of high magic concentration. Said defenses and detection are completely ineffective, however, against actions done through non-magical means. This gives Asta a bigger leg up than most people who meet him suspect, as everything he does cannot be defended against or detected with magic. For instance, the seemingly unstoppable Kirsch Vermillion, who immediately spotted all of Zora's traps and disarmed them, falls into a pit that Asta dug completely through manual labor.
  • Mundane Luxury: Becomes ecstatic over little things like getting his own (but incredibly shabby) room and receiving his first paycheck due to living in the slums for all of his life.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Initially depicted as somewhat short and scrawny looking, it turns out that he actually has massive biceps for a kid his age. He's also able to rather casually knock a grown man ten or twenty feet into the air and leave a crater in a solid stone wall with a single swing of his sword. Ironically, despite the fact that the Magic Knights are all taller and higher ranked than Asta, almost none of them seem as though they could take him down physically.
  • Mystical White Hair: Subverted. He has greyish-white hair, but he's one of the few in the setting to be born without any magical power whatsoever. Instead, he has unheard of anti-magic.
  • Next Tier Power-Up:
    • In the dungeon, he gains the Demon-Dweller Sword, which absorbs mana from its target and can borrow magic from people around him, increasing his attacks' force and range. It's also lighter than his original sword, giving him more mobility and when combined with his Demon-Slayer Sword he can Dual Wield.
    • After the Witch Queen uses her blood magic on him, he can channel Anti-Magic energy throughout his body and attain his "Black Asta" form, using Anti-Magic more freely and greatly enhancing his strength and speed as well as giving him flight.
    • He gains the Demon-Destroyer Sword after the real Licht takes back the Demon-Dweller Sword from him. It has stronger Anti-Magic powers, letting him dispel the elves' Reincarnation Magic and remove curses.
  • Nice Guy: He's very friendly to pretty much everyone he meets, and thus adjusts well to groups like the Black Bulls.
  • No Indoor Voice: Virtually every line he says is boisterous and loud, and this is amped Up to Eleven in the anime adaptation in which all of his lines are over the top.
  • No Last Name Given: Justified, as he was left at the orphanage with clothing bearing only his first name and no knowledge of his family. It's unknown what his last name would be. In the one-shot, his last name was Staria.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: After being told that he doesn't have a shred of magic power in him and can never use it, for the first time in his life, Asta actually gives up. It doesn't last, though, because Yuno gives Asta words of encouragement to spur him on, which provokes the manifestation of his dark Grimoire. And way later, after the tournament, Asta is surprisingly quiet, thinking about Yuno's mighty magic and the fact that "Xerx" was really a fake.
  • Oblivious to Love: Doesn't seem to catch on that Noelle, Mimosa, and Rebecca are interested in him.
  • One-Handed Zweihänder: Whether it's due to his Charles Atlas Superpower or the magic within the swords themselves, he's often seen Dual Wielding his Demon-Slayer Sword and Demon-Dweller Sword as soon as he gets the latter.
  • Outside-Context Problem: No one has ever seen someone without magic or who can negate and reflect any spell, and most of them don't know how to deal with. He's still one for the elves because even though they know about the swords, his demon powers are something none of them have seen before.
  • The Paragon: Quite possibly his greatest power is that everyone around him can't help but follow his example and put 100% of every waking moment into becoming a better person. Most notably, he's this to all the Black Bulls, even his own captain Yami, who by following his example, went from being by far the worst Magic Knight squad in history into being the second most decorated in one year. He's even this to other squads, some of their captains, most of the enemies that try to fight him, and even his own greatest rival Yuno, who all become much stronger and more heroic by trying to be just like him.
  • Parental Abandonment: He was left by his parents on the orphanage's doorstep for unknown reasons. He shares this aspect with Yuno, who was left there along with him. They grew up together and became each others' rivals, and thus the two are like Blood Brothers in the absence of actual blood relatives/family.
  • People Puppets: A victim of this in Chapter 98. The Witch Queen decides to take control of the demonic power inside of him. Asta overcomes it by forcing the demon back and owning the power while conscious.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Short for his age, but able to wield a massive sword longer than he is tall with ease. Justified, because Asta spent years building up muscle to make up for lack of magical prowess.
  • Poor Communication Kills: A very minor example. He is temporarily discouraged when he thought he heard Yuno say that Asta's dream of becoming Wizard King is ridiculous on his way out of the grimoire library. What Yuno actually meant to say was:
    Yuno: [in the middle of being saved by Asta] Asta not being chosen by a grimoire is absolutely ridiculous.
  • Power Copying: Asta's short sword appears to be capable of this, firing off a powerful wave of Noelle's Water Magic after some words of encouragement from her.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Gains a single black wing over his right arm after taking the power of the demon inside his Grimoire.
  • Power of Friendship: Asta always believes in his friends and when they are in danger, nothing will stop him.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He calls out several bigoted Magic Knights at a banquet when they insult Noelle.
  • Red Baron: Demonic Despair Eater.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the Hot-Blooded and energetic red oni to Yuno's stoic and calm blue oni.
  • Red/Green Contrast: Childhood friends and rivals Asta and Yuno contrast with each other in various ways. One of these contrasts in the anime portray Yuno's Four-Leaf Clover Grimoire glowing bright green when in use, while Asta's Black/Five-Leaf Clover Grimoire glows an ominous red.
  • Required Secondary Powers: As the wielder of the five-leaf grimoire and its associated anti-magic weapons, he requires a few things to use them. They're both exceptionally heavy and the cancellation property of it means it rapidly drains the mana of even the person who holds it. This is apparent when the Wizard King attempts to inspect the sword and realizes both that he can't really lift it and that even if he did, it would drain all of his powers. Thus, Asta's lack of magic functions as this because he's the only one who can actually use the swords in combat.
  • The Rival: Both Asta and Yuno are this to each other with both parties admitting it in their quest to become the next Wizard King. Leopold inserts himself into this mix as well once he sees Asta's combat skills in person.
  • Scars Are Forever: Has scars on his arm from fighting Revchi and on his abdomen from his battle with Mars.
  • Screaming Warrior: One of his defining traits and can be counted on to unleash a roar in the midst of battle or training.
  • The Shadow Knows: When Asta first acquires the Five Leaf Grimoire and summons his sword, his shadow briefly takes the form of a demon.
  • Shonen Hair: His hair manages to curve upward against gravity.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Another unfortunate case due to Japanese phonetics. Asta or Aster? Though the latter would make more sense in the context of the English language, Asta is currently the official accepted translation.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: Hot-Blooded Lightning Bruiser Nice Guy with Shonen Hair who is hell-bent on becoming the Magic King despite lacking magic entirely. Asta fits this to a T.
  • Super Mode: When Asta draws out the power of his swords and enshrouds/enhances his body with anti-magic energy. It appears as a shadow over his right arm and half of his body with a black horn and wing. This for allows him to fly at high speed, makes him stronger, protects his body like armor, and more freely project and use anti-magic energy. If Asta had any serious, conscious control over this ability and it lasted more than a few seconds, it would easily be a Story-Breaker Power.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Defied. When Ladros put Asta in dire straits and knocked him unconscious, the demon inside the blade attempted to take over Asta by tempting him with power. Asta promptly tells him to suck it, punches said demon out, and takes said demon's power as his own.
  • Sword Beam: Both of the swords Asta wields can do this once he masters the properties of the weapons. The sword Asta discovers in the dungeon can generate one, seemingly in response to Noelle's words of encouragement, which turns out to be a burst of Noelle's Water Magic. The anti-magic sword can also generate an anti-magic beam once Asta starts to tap into its powers.
  • Teens Are Short: Fifteen years old, yet not much taller than the younger children at the orphanage he lived at. It's especially noticeable when he's standing next to his friend and rival Yuno, who stands head and shoulders above him despite being around the same age. They were even the same height as children. However, he has a lot of muscle to make up for his height.
  • Tempting Fate: After giving an introduction to the readers about the Black Bulls, Asta thinks to himself he does not want to be put in this group. When the time for selection comes no one wants him except for... you guessed it, the Black Bulls.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Prone to this when agitated.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: While his magic is definitely not useless, his Demon Destroyer Sword is the only means available for the Clover Kingdom to save their squadmates who has been reincarnated to elves by dispelling the Reincarnation Magic permanently.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Throws his sword at his enemies on a few occasions, such as when he throws one of his anti-magic swords at Rades just as he's being teleported away by Valtos, and when fighting Ladros, he throws it directly at him to drain his magic. Asta even mentions how stupid he would be to pull it out and that he purposely aimed it at his non-vital spots.
  • Too Dumb to Fool: He is well aware that he's an idiot. As such, he absolutely won't fall for We Can Rule Together, Villains Want Mercy, or I Surrender, Suckers type ploys. In fact, when Ladros, a powerful magic using villain, begs him to pull out his Demon-Slayer sword, making all sorts of promises of power and glory, Asta makes quite clear how he intends to render the wizard unconscious with his other sword!
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • He gains the Demon-Dweller Sword in the dungeon. Using it he can directly absorb enemies' mana, which when used in tandem with his Demon-Slayer Sword greatly enhances his offensive capabilities by Dual Wielding both blades.
    • Yami teaches him how to use ki, letting him anticipate enemies' attacks and improving his fighting skills.
    • His Black Asta form after the Witch Queen uses her blood magic on him to remove his body's Anti-Magic limits. He can use more Anti-Magic energy and fly on top of his increase in strength and speed.
  • Un-Sorcerer: He has absolutely no magical potential. The reactions of various characters such as the leader of Hell Lotus and Klaus imply that this is very unusual. The Witch Queen says that it's an incredibly rare genetic defect.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Asta is a powerhouse that has tremendous amounts of strength due to all of the physical training he has put his body through. He is able to use brute force with his Anti-Magic blade to make up for his lack of actual magical abilities.
  • Unwanted Harem: He gains the interest of his teammate Noelle, her cousin Mimosa, and the girl he met on a group date Rebecca. He is blissfully unaware of this and is devoted to winning the heart of the sister who works at the orphanage where he was raised — who isn't interested in him.
  • Unwitting Pawn: He becomes one for the Witch Queen when she decides to have him kill everyone on the battlefield, friend or foe alike, in an effort to test his new powers. Given Vanessa's shocked reaction and the Queen's comments, she had no idea how close Vanessa was to Asta and the Black Bulls. It backfires on the Witch Queen because Vanessa is understandably not happy about her tricking him in that manner.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Nero. Despite Nero's constant pecking, they're always concerned about each other, as demonstrated when Nero becomes his Head Pet and gives out valuable intel.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: He has a BFS with one single ability, and one alone: it negates all magic that comes in contact with it. While he can also use his sword for the usual swinging and cutting, Asta has discovered that the anti-magic can also be used to lift curses, heal people who were hurt by magic, cut magic signals, revert changes to people and objects done by magic, and by using the flat sides of his sword, deflect projectile magic back at the caster like a mirror.

    Yuno 

Yuno

Voiced by: Soma Saito (OVA), Nobunaga Shimazaki, Aki Sekine (young) (Anime) (Japanese), Micah Solusod (English)note 

Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)

Magic Attribute: Wind

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"I'm not stopping. I'm not moving. I'm not giving up!!!!"

Yuno is Asta's childhood friend and main rival, hailing from the same village of Hage. Although he can be condescending, he is nevertheless kindhearted and also seeks to become the Wizard King. Unlike Asta, Yuno is immensely talented, despite the fact that he is also a country bumpkin. His talent is so great that many believe that he has the best shot out of all the rookies to reach that lofty position.

Yuno has been blessed with a Four-Leaf Clover Grimoire, a sign of his unnaturally large reserves of mana, his natural talent for magic, and (supposedly) endowing him with good luck. As a Wind Magic practitioner, Yuno favors ranged combat, buffeting his opponents with magical arrows and blades made of wind. The fateful discovery of an ancient scroll allowed him to free Sylph, the fae-like spirit of wind, and gain her good graces.


  • The Ace: Good looking? Check. Admired by pretty much everyone? Check. Born with immense amounts of magical potential? Check. Joins the most prestigious group of Magic Knights without even trying? Check.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The anime gives him more screentime and character moments than the manga. This is justified, since the anime's slower pace makes his absences more pronounced than the manga.
  • Adorkable: Moreso in the anime. While he initially seems aloof and distant, it's soon shown that he's actually just extremely reserved and uncommunicative with everyone who isn't Asta, to the point of sometimes turning his head away when asked a question he doesn't want to answer like a sulking child.
  • Advertised Extra: While hardly an extra, his role is nowhere near as large as is often presented as in marketing, and he has a habit of vanishing from the story for extended periods of time because of his membership in the Golden Dawn.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Even though he's been bestowed with the coveted Four-leaf Clover Grimoire, he still receives little to no respect from the other knights in the Golden Dawn because of his peasant background. Since the only person's opinion who he truly cares about is Asta's, he doesn't particularly care what they think.
  • Animal Motifs: He often creates a hawk from his wind magic to carry him around. He has cool, dignified demeanor and is somewhat proud that he has powerful magic.
  • Aside Glance: Does this in the anime several times, most of which involve Klaus asking if Yuno takes him for a fool or something else along the lines.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Despite being rivals, Yuno's shown to get angry when people insult and disrespect Asta.
  • Bishōnen: Yuno is a handsome young man, with many noting his good looks. Charmy even calls him her "Meal Saving Prince" after he saves her meal from falling.
  • Blow You Away: His main magic, often manifesting in the form of whirlwinds or blades. It's an extremely powerful magic, able to one-shot noble trainees who had trained every day to become Magic Knights. Unfortunately, it's of little use against someone who can protect himself with armor made of diamond.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Parodied in that Asta (the Boke) is the one technically in the right, while Yuno (the Straight Man) repeatedly denies the facts (Yuno was about to be killed by Mars and would have died if Asta hadn't jumped in).
    Yuno: [straight-faced with a sigh] You didn't have to butt in... I was just about to beat him too...
    Asta: [worked up] Whaaa?! You liar! Look at you! You're all beat up! You were definitely on death's door!
    Yuno: [unchanged expression] I was just about to turn the tide with a counterattack.
    Asta: [even more worked up] Lies, lies I say! You were never averse to lying!
  • Born Winner: The quality of your magic along with your magical capacity is determined at birth. Yuno was not only born with incredible magic potential, but he also receives the legendary Four-Leaf Clover Grimoire, which the first Wizard King also wielded, as his own. He gets all of this despite the fact that he isn't a Blue Blood.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: He does this as the story goes on. For example, he refuses to peep on the women's bath because he isn't "that type of character".
  • Brutal Honesty: Even to his childhood friend, Asta. Here's one gem from early on in Chapter 1:
    Asta: [after getting insulted by the other orphanage children] Shut your damn mouths, shrimps! And Yuno, why are you getting in my way too?!
    Yuno: [to Asta] Because you're short, annoying, you can't sit still, and you're narrow-minded. On top of that, you have NO luck with women.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Not a chance."
  • Celibate Hero: Flat-out not interested, period. Fanservicey sights have no effect on him, he is either oblivious or uncomfortable when flirted with, and doesn't care about peeping on women in the bath.
  • Chick Magnet: Charmy falls for him after he saves her food, and Sylph becomes smitten with him. Girls at the Star Festival also swoon over him when goes onto the stage.
  • Child Prodigy: Yuno was capable of using strong wind magic at a young age, with many noticing his potential since then.
  • Childhood Friend: Of Asta. He hates it when people try to sabotage or discourage Asta's efforts and foils those plots in return. He also has complete faith in Asta's ability to become Wizard King:
    Yuno: [in response to an insult to Asta] He's no damn loser. He's my rival.
  • The Comically Serious: With the exception of conversations with Asta, everything about Yuno is deadpan. Everything. Even Sylph tugging on his cheeks. The effect is frequently hilarious.
  • Cool-Kid-and-Loser Friendship: The talented, handsome, popular Cool Kid to Asta's hot-headed, unskilled Loser. After Asta gets his grimoire, it's actually the other way around, but Asta is the only one oblivious to being more popular in the Magic Knights.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Usually the one who delivers them. The reader knows that things are serious when he's on the receiving end such as in his battle with Mars. At least until he manages to accidentally summon Sylph who curb-stomps Mars back.
  • Doorstop Baby: He and Asta were abandoned at the Church's doorstep on the same day.
  • Fan of Underdog: He'd never admit it out loud, but he does look up to Asta for constantly protecting him when they were little and trying his hardest despite his lack of magic and feels like he needs to repay him. He defends his friend against Klaus, telling him not to underestimate Asta.
  • Foil: To Asta in almost every possible way. Yuno is talented, while Asta is the dunce without a shred of magical potential. Yuno is admired by all, while Asta is the laughingstock. Yuno is calm and level headed, while Asta is hyperactive and rarely thinks before he speaks. They're best friends.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: The other knights in the Golden Dawn have expressed dismay that he's a peasant, since the entire rest of the squad is comprised of nobility.
  • Fusion Dance: He becomes able to fuse with Sylph, giving him a dramatic increase in magic power and a fairy-like appearance.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Like Asta, Yuno is a female name, specifically the name of the spiteful and jealous wife of Zeus in Greek mythology.
  • The Gift: Yuno has had incredible magical potential since he was young. When the time came to receive a Grimoire, he chosen by a Four-Leaf Clover Grimoire, the highest level Grimoire of them all.
  • Hero of Another Story: Because we only see him when he crosses paths with Asta, a lot of his accomplishments happen offscreen, such as being named rookie of the year at the Star Festival for his contributions to Golden Dawn's ranking.
  • I Owe You My Life: Several times to Asta, a fact that secretly bothers Yuno which leads him to try and repay it whenever his friend is in danger. Unfortunately, something always pops up that puts Yuno in debt again.
  • Ignore The Fanservice: Every single time, and even more often in the anime. When faced with too much exposed skin on girls, he just looks like he wants to leave.
  • Instant Expert: Averted. Despite his talent, he's seen working extremely hard in flashbacks to try and match the expectations placed upon him.
  • No Last Name Given: This is justified again, as he was also left at the orphanage with clothing bearing only his first name and no knowledge of his family. Yuno doesn't know what his last name or family would be. In the one-shot, his last name was Crossley.
  • Not Quite Flight:
    • He rides a tornado with Celestial Wind Ark.
    • He can use a combination of Mana Skin and his Wind Magic to glide through the air.
  • Not So Stoic: When this happens, he's either pumped or things are about to go downhill real fast.
  • Parental Abandonment: He was left by his parents on the orphanage's doorstep for unknown reasons.
  • Penny Among Diamonds: He joins the Golden Dawn, which is mostly comprised of nobles who look down on him due to his peasant background. He doesn't seem to mind their opinions much, and usually spends time with the kind Mimosa and Klaus, who warms up to him eventually.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Gains a single greenish wing over his left arm upon absorbing the mana from his spirit Sylph.
  • Power Incontinence: He suffers from this after gaining Sylph. He can't summon her on command and the magic seems to have a mind of its own much to his frustration.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: He has black hair and pale skin, and is noted to be quite handsome by a number of people.
  • Razor Wind: Several of his attacks are this, one example being, Crescent Moon Sickle.
  • Red/Green Contrast: Childhood friends and rivals Asta and Yuno contrast with each other in various ways. One of these contrasts in the anime portray Yuno's Four-Leaf Clover Grimoire glowing bright green when in use, while Asta's Black/Five-Leaf Clover Grimoire glows an ominous red.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the Blue Oni to Asta's Red Oni, with the latter having a very excitable personality when compared to Yuno's straight laced one. This contrast was in effect even when they were babies, with Asta loudly crying, while Yuno was sleeping peacefully.
  • The Rival: He may be The Stoic Blue Oni to Asta's Red Oni, but he takes their rivalry even more seriously than Asta does.
  • Satellite Character: He suffers from this despite being a main character due to being in a different group, especially after the Dungeon Exploration Arc. He only interacts with and thinks of Asta, his relationship with other characters not being explored most of the time.
  • Say My Name: To Asta as Yuno desperately tries to save him from being killed by Mars.
  • Sharing a Body: It turns out that he shares his body with the soul of Licht's child, but unlike the others whose bodies are used to reincarnate the elves Yuno is unaffected by the possession; he helps save Asta and Mimosa from Licht and the other elves.
  • The Stoic: His expression rarely changes, even in the direst of situations.
  • Summon Magic: He learned from a scroll he found in the Treasure Trove, summoning a small pixie that one-shots Mars just by blowing a puff of air at him. This is right after Mars one-shotted Asta. It turns out that the pixie is Sylph, one of the four elemental avatars with her element being wind.
  • Super Mode: His Spirit Dive form by assimilating Sylph. His left arm turns green, a green circle of crosses surrounds his wrist, and he gains a green wing and half-crown of crosses.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: A full head taller than Asta, and taller than most of the teen characters in general? Check. Dark-haired? Check. Handsome and mysterious? Check and check. Occasionally overlaps with Tall, Dark, and Snarky, especially around Asta and Klaus in the anime.
  • Weirdness Censor: He doesn't care that he suddenly has elf ears, and when people point it out, he either pretends it's normal or gives far too short and complete bullshit answers as to why they're like that:

    Noelle Silva 

Noelle Silva

Voiced by: Kana Yuuki (Japanese), Jill Harris (English)note 

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

Magic Attribute: Water

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"Don't address me so casually, you little insect with your paltry magic."

Noelle is a silver-haired noblewoman from the prestigious House Silva, as well as a member of the Black Bulls. Befitting her upbringing, she can come off as arrogant and cold at times. She eventually develops romantic feelings for Asta but is in denial about them.

As the youngest daughter of Acier Silva, she has incredible magical potential, with her specialty being water. Unfortunately for her, she lacks fine control, resulting in collateral damage and being essentially mocked and disowned by her own family. As a result, Noelle has veered towards defensive magic, mostly protective bubbles.


  • Action Girl: She has to be one as a Blue Blood. She doesn't always get to show it due to her lack of control and Asta's strength, but she is still an integral member of the main team with the offensive and defensive properties of her water magic.
  • Barrier Warrior: She becomes one in Chapter 7 with Sea Dragon's Lair. She manages to protect an entire group of villagers from a hail of jagged ice shards with it, allowing Asta to go on the offensive.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: This is the reason why she stays with the Black Bulls: because they didn't look down upon her when they found out that she couldn't control her magic.
  • Beneath the Mask: This occasionally happens when she is praised for something. On the outside, she pretends to be haughty and aloof, while on the inside, she's shown to be very happy.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Asta's Archie and Mimosa's Betty because she is a haughty and aloof girl. Incidentally, both of them are royalty instead of one or the other.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She pulls a big one in Chapter 176 when she steps in to join Nozel in fighting off Kivn and the elves and get Nebra some medical attention.
  • Black Sheep: Appropriately enough, she is this to her family since she has trouble controlling her magic.
  • Blue Blood: She is a member of House Silva, one of the Clover Kingdom's royal families.
  • Born Winner: Her mana pool is enormous even for a royal. She almost never has to worry about the same problems most of the commoners (who almost always have tiny reserves) in the Black Bulls have with using too much magic in one go. The only downside is most of her offensive spells like Sea Dragon's Roar take so much of it that it needs more than her squadmates could ever have at once (aside from maybe fellow noble Finral and Henry due to his ability to stockpile whatever he absorbs), which drains even her magic in just a few uses.
  • Character Development: She goes from being a Upper-Class Twit who thought her nobility made her superior to others to a caring young woman who considers it her duty to protect the weak and helpless. She also becomes a much happier and more confident person after joining the Black Bulls, which helps her control her magic.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl:
    • Although she denies her feelings for Asta, she gets jealous when Mimosa starts developing romantic feelings for Asta herself.
    • She follows Asta to the mixer, going as far as working as a maid in the restaurant in order to watch him. She even follows him all the way to Nairn when he visits Rebecca. When Rebecca kisses Asta on the cheek as thanks for saving her siblings, Noelle's upset to say the least.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Most of her fights tend to be one-sided in her favor with the exception of Vetto, who still took far more damage than he had any single character from only one attack. The only one who was more effective in one hit against him was Yami.
    • In the first round of the tournament, she destroys Solid in one move with Sea Dragon's Roar. While holding herself back.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She finds Nero adorable and is fully willing to take care of her despite the fact that she hates anyone with high magical power (namely her).
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She is introduced as extremely proud and unwilling to do anything anyone else says, as she doesn't want to appear weak in front of others. Asta and the gang's willingness to help her gain control of her powers and not look down upon her for her faults get her to warm up to them, but she still maintains her haughtiness around others.
  • Deuteragonist: Despite debuting in Chapter 4 and not appearing in the first cover page, she ended up taking over Yuno's role as the second main lead due to almost appearing in every arc Asta is in, even when she's separated from him.
  • Freudian Excuse: She acts like a haughty noblewoman at the beginning of the series due to the horrific abuse she suffered at the hands of her older siblings.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: She's introduced as a noblewoman who can't control her magic. But over the course of the story, she rose to prominence as a famous Magic Knight thanks to the kindness and friendship of the Black Bulls.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Noelle wears her hair in two tight twin tails, in the style of the classic "tsundere tails", even when playing at the beach.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She wears a short purple dress under her blazer and purple stud earrings, and is an aloof, feminine young lady from a royal family.
  • Haughty "Hmph": She's really fond of doing this (or a personal variation sounding more like "ungh") when she tries to show off her arrogant side.
  • Heroic Albino: She has silver hair and fair skin, but is a good person at heart, especially compared to her similarly pale-colored siblings.
  • Instant Armor: Her Valkyrie Armor spell compresses her mana to form an armor made of water.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's often a jerk to her fellow teammates, such as Asta, but she still loves and respects them as friends. Despite her flaws, she can also be really nice to others as well.
  • Kill It with Water: Due to the vast amounts of water she can produce, her magic often veers to this. Her Sea Dragon's Roar spell rips off Vetto's arm and likely would have defeated him if not for his Mythical Beast Magic, and is the reason for her epithet "Water Goddess".
  • Lady of Black Magic: A graceful royal in an elegant purple dress and white overcoat, she channels this when she manifests her Sea Dragon's Roar spell, with Yami noting how powerful she is as an Attack Mage once she controls her magic. She becomes a Magic Knight version when she gains Valkyrie Armor.
  • Lady of War: A feminine, haughty Blue Blood, she starts working towards this as she develops better control of her magic. She eventually gains the spell Valkyrie Armor, giving her a water armor complete with a lance. Kivn describes her movements while using the spell as an elegant and graceful dance.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: Noelle has her mother Acier's compassion for others. This is one of the reasons why Nozel didn't want to lose sight of her ever again.
  • Like Mother Unlike Daughter: Mereoleona states that Acier had unparalleled control and dignity over her magic, unlike Noelle whose magic control is sloppy and unrefined. She gradually develops better control, gaining a spell that clads her in a water armor highly reminiscent of her mother's steel armor.
  • Magic Knight: When using her Valkyrie Armor spell. She creates a suit of armor as well as a lance made of water, which she can use to both pierce through enemies' spells and manifest spells herself.
  • Magic Wand: She wields a slender brown rod as a wand to help control her magic.
  • Making a Splash: This is what she generally tries to do and would do if it weren't for her inability to aim properly. Often crosses with Kill It with Water, thanks to the vast quantities she is able to produce.
  • The Many Deaths of You: In the Forest of Witches Arc, Asta kills her twice while under the Witch Queen's control. The first time is by decapitating her, then impaling her in the stomach. Both are negated by Vanessa's Red Thread of Fate magic. Rouge reverses time and rescues her, first by redirecting the swing to cut down the magic imprisoning her instead of cutting her head off and then nudging the sword to stab the ground between her legs instead of her stomach.
  • Maternal Death? Blame the Child: She's subjected to harsh treatment by her surviving family due to Acier's death, with Nozel even lamenting that Noelle didn't die in place of their mother. The fact that Noelle was born and grew up unable to properly control her own magic, no doubt intensified this lingering resentment and belief already held by her family.
  • Missing Mom: Acier died giving birth to Noelle, which was the cause of much resentment by her surviving family.
  • Mythical Motifs: Most of her water spells' names include "Sea Dragon". Following the motif of the serpentine dragon formed by her Sea Dragon's Roar, Noelle is a dignified, elegant young woman of royal birth with powerful magic.
  • Nice Shoes: Unlike the majority of her guild who wear closed-toe boots, she wears a rather fancy pair of high-heeled sandals, as per the tradition of the Silva House. The elegant, revealing, and fanciful nature of her footwear, as opposed to the ruggedness of the others', helps set her apart as a member of the nobility. However, they aren't very protective from Asta stepping on her foot in a dungeon in the dark.
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore: When Solid tries to mock her again during the match between Team O and Team P in the Royal Knights Arc, she flat-out stands up for herself and defeats him with her magic, saying she's not weak anymore.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Noelle may be 161 cm (5'3"), but she's a competent noblewoman who can kick major ass when she needs to.
  • Power Armor: When defending her family from elves, Noelle gains a spell called Valkyrie Armor. True to its namesake, the spell clads Noelle in armor made of water with a lance and shield. She can even fly.
  • Power Incontinence: Being royalty, she has immense magical power. However, she has difficulty controlling it, causing her attacks to miss and accidentally trapping herself in a giant sphere of water. Her lack of magic control caused her to be ridiculed and called a defect by her own family and led to Noelle developing an inferiority complex. Throughout the story, she gains better control and learns to restrain her power at will.
  • The Power of Friendship: Not only is friendship the catalyst for Noelle's Character Development, but her friendship with Kahono moves her to finally become an attack mage, capable of the devastating spell Sea Dragon's Roar, that is capable of rivaling the Fire Spirit Salamander.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She wears purple in her short dress and earrings, and even for a noble, she's blessed with an immense amount of magical power.
  • Put on a Bus: In the Eye of the Midnight Sun Arc, as she is left behind in order to watch the town in case anything happens while Asta, Gauche and Theresa save the children. This is notably the only arc where she is separated from Asta.
  • Rousing Speech: After most of her teammates have reincarnated to elves and has threatened the Clover Kingdom, prompting Nozel to kill them in order to save the kingdom. She's the one who gives the counterargument to save them backed up with solid evidence such as Luck not killing her group despite being able to and Yuno still retaining his consciousness despite being one of the elves.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Her initial character development is basically a transition from "I'm royalty so I don't have to help others" to "because I am royalty, I have to help others".
  • Say My Name: To Asta after he receives a massive shard of crystal to the gut, incapacitating him.
  • Ship Tease: With Asta. Due to her Tsundere disposition, this invokes many Clingy Jealous Girl moments out of her.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She falls for Asta because of his kindness, accepting and praising her despite her lack of magic control, and strong sense of justice, standing up for her against her siblings when they mock her and saving innocent people regardless of their status. However, she's in constant denial over her feelings and he's too oblivious to notice them.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Two guesses to what her hair color is. The first doesn't count.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: According to Mereoleona, Noelle's the spitting image of her mother Acier.
  • Superior Successor: Invoked by Mereoleona. She believes that because Noelle, whose magic starts out as clumsy and crude, has to work very hard to become stronger, she will eventually surpass her mother Acier, who was known for her dignified and sophisticated magic use. This is high praise considering that Mereoleona, who is famed for being the strongest Magic Knight in the kingdom, never won against Acier herself.
  • Technicolor Eyes: She has pink eyes.
  • This Is a Drill: When using Valkyrie Armor she forms a lance made of spiraling water that drills through spells.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She started off as a defensive mage with her Naga's Nest. After developing Sea Dragon's Roar during the Underwater Temple Arc, she is able to go on the offense. Later, to protect her siblings against the reincarnated elves, she developed a new spell called Valkyrie Armor, which enables her to fight in close combat.
  • Tsundere: She is the harsh-type "tsun-tsun". She keeps her dere side hidden very well, but her concern for her allies is clearly shown in spite of her high-and-lofty demeanor. It gets taken up a notch when she begins to realize her feelings for Asta alongside Mimosa. She realizes her desperation at Mimosa crushing on Asta is jealousy, and then insists that she feels nothing for him.
  • Unprovoked Pervert Payback: Early on, when Magna gives Asta and Noelle a ride on his broom, he tells Asta to hold on, so he innocuously grabs Noelle's waist. This leads to her elbowing him in the face, which nearly causes him to plummet into the lake below. Afterward, she's still angry at him for what he did.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Her defining trait initially was that she had great magical ability but little finesse. If it weren't for her lack of control, she would have easily been able to join one of the higher ranked Magic Knight squads. She couldn't even hit Asta, despite the fact that he was standing still right in front of her.
  • Upper-Class Twit:
    • She initially believes that she's superior to the other members of the Black Bulls and has preconceived notions about commoners due to her noble background, which understandably angers Asta. She gets better about this thanks to Asta and her friends.
    • An early Running Gag is that she would pay exorbitant amounts of money for simple tasks.
  • Valkyries: Her Valkyrie Armor spell. She dons an armor with wing-like ornaments and wields a lance made of water that bring to mind the iconic warrior women.
  • White Sheep: She's introduced as the sole Silver royal that isn't a raging elitist jerkass and is actually a decent human being. Well, until Nozel reconciles with her at least.
  • Willfully Weak: Kahono reasons that Noelle is unable to control her magic for offensive use because she subconsciously does not want to harm anyone. She overcomes it thanks to Kahono's encouragement, and casts Sea Dragon's Roar which rips off Vetto's arm:
    Kahono: [to Noelle] Because you're fighting to protect what's important to you. You're fighting to win!
  • Woman in White: She wears the standard white uniform used by the Silva family. It represents her status as a noblewoman with powerful magic who becomes one of the main characters.

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