The Black Clover manga series is written and illustrated by Japanese artist Yūki Tabata. A young boy without magical abilities is the protagonist of the story. This is unusual in the world where he lives because everyone has some sort of magical ability. The story is based on the life of Asta, who aspires to become the next Wizard King, and has been serialized since February 2015 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 31 tankobon volumes released by 2022. In this article, we will look into the Black Clover Squad Captains from the Clover Kingdom ranked according to strength. So, let’s get started.
A manga adaptation adapted into original video animation was produced by Xebec Zwei and released in 2017. A television series adaptation was produced by Pierrot, which aired 170 episodes between October 2017 and March 2021. A film adaptation is also set to premiere in 2023.
Captains of Black Clover’s Magic Knight Squads are among the most skilled fighters in the Clover Kingdom. Although each captain has incredible strength, a hierarchy of power still exists between them. The magic-based power system in Black Clover, as well as the variety, allows comparing the captains’ strengths, which was difficult before the introduction of concepts such as Mana Zone. Additionally, these characters have learned new techniques since the series began, making it even more challenging.
Black Clover Squad Captains Ranked According To Strength:
10. Kaiser Granvorka
Kaiser was originally a Vice-Captain but was promoted following the revelation that Gueldre Poizot was a traitor. Since then, his strength has mostly been confined to the most recent arc, where he reveals his control over Vortex Magic.
Kaiser possesses some impressive powers, but it’s worth pointing out that he was second in command to Gueldre, who was defeated by Rill in a world that typically promotes people based on their powers.
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9. Mereleona Vermillion
Mereleona, the eldest of the trio of House Vermillion members, acted as the Crimson Lion’s captain while Fuegoleon was injured. She is known to be feared by many captains and also uses Fire Magic, like her elder brother. Her wandering the kingdom fighting off wild beasts has honed her brute strength and ability to fight hand-to-hand. Her mana zone ability and her fast speed, in addition to her high mana, make her a deadly opponent. She is perceptive and quick-witted as well.
Even though Salamander, the fire spirit, is now in possession of her brother, her natural talent far outstrips that of Fuegoleon.
8. Charlotte Roselei
Her blue roses magic, despite its relative weakness compared to that of her red roses magic, enables her to manipulate briars and conjure them as she wishes.
Charlotte is the leader of the squad that only allows women knights under it. Her opponents can be restrained by them and injured by the thorns. The smell of the roses can disorient her opponents. As a noblewoman and captain of a Magic Knights squad, Charlotte possesses a great deal of magic power. Even though her curse hampers her real magic power, she has achieved the rank of captain regardless.
7. Rill Boismortier
The youngest of the magic knights, Rill, was named captain of Azure Deer at 19 years old. He uses Painting Magic, which allows him to produce a palette and brush, which allows him to illustrate with color. He can manipulate colors in any way desired to counter other magic attributes.
Rill Boismortier still has a long way to go before he becomes strong. He must also overcome the hurdle of not being able to use his Painting Magic if he is restrained immediately upon entering a fight. In mere minutes, he is capable of destroying a large crystal with his immense magic power. In just a few seconds, he can counter two powerful spells at once.
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6. Jack the Ripper
Captain Jack the Ripper, the Magic Knight, places a great deal of emphasis on physical strength, perhaps more so than anyone else but Yami. This is why he uses enhancement magic to enhance his natural abilities.
Jack can generate invisibility-based blades that he can swing, which makes sense since his ability relies on generating manga-based blades. However, Jack’s real power lies in his blades’ ability to cut through all sorts of magic. He created them so sharply that they were sharp enough to slash through spatial magic.
5. Nozel Silva
As the eldest member of the Silva family, Nozel possesses an abundance of mana and magic power. With Mercury Magic, he can generate and control mercury and use it both offensively as well as defensively. He can also use it for restraining and creating objects.
Moreover, Nozel’s large amount of mana allows him to conjure spells of tremendous size for an extended period. Not just that, he is also quite creative when he is using his spells. All this makes him capable of contending for the title of Wizard King.
4. Dorothy Unsworth
Even though Dorothy is a sleeping giant, she is very powerful when she wakes up. She uses Dream Magic to turn any world into a Glamour World where she manipulates objects freely using her imagination, except for others’ magic. The only way to escape this Glamour World is to defeat her. However, the spell also makes the captives sleepy over time, and they cannot wake up again if they don’t do so before exiting the spell.
Dorothy possesses such incredible magic abilities, but her spells and magic range are still unknown to us. Since we do not know anything about Dorothy’s powers, we can only rank her arbitrarily for now. Once we discover more about Dorothy’s powers, we expect her to climb the list.
3. Fuegoleon Vermillion
House Vermillion’s Fuegoleon is one of the most powerful users of Fire Magic. Fire can be shaped for creation, restraining, and reinforcement. However, his greatest strength lies in his Spirit Magic, which summons a mana beast called Salamander, who assists him in battle via fire magic, flight, and mana detection. Fuegoleon and Salamander possess a great deal of power.
Despite the Salamander providing him with a massive power-up, it is still safe to say that he is far from overtaking his sister Mereoleona as far as strength is concerned. This means Fuegoleon is below her in the list of magic knight captains. However, spirits only choose mages whose magic is compatible and powerful. A coma doesn’t diminish Fuegoleon’s ability to destroy large groups of enemies with large blasts of fire along with concentrated beams that can incinerate specific targets.
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2. Yami Sukehiro
As a magician, Yami uses Dark Magic to manipulate, well, darkness. He primarily uses his sword to channel this magic. He is a fantastic swordsman with excellent reflexes due to the use of ki. His magic is extremely versatile, allowing him to attack, defend, reinforce, and restrain. Combined with his speed, Yami has a very powerful destructive capability.
Additionally, he is mastering the mana zone, and his magic prowess can be compared to Nozel’s and Fuegoleon’s. His most powerful spell is Dimension Slash – Equinox, which can cut through all magic (including Dorothy’s Glamor World), and he also can manipulate other realms. Out of all the Magic Knight Captains, Yami is the most perceptive. In short, he knows how to train his squad members.
1. William Vangeance
Captain William Vangeance, one of the most popular captains in the Clover Kingdom, is more than deserving of the popularity. He is proficient at creating and manipulating giant world trees as large as entire cities in the form of World Tree Magic.
As a result, his world trees make his opponents incapable of attacking in midair. His magic-recovery roots suck the mana from his opponents and send it back to him, increasing his power tenfold.
Where To Watch Black Clover?
You can watch new episodes of Black Clover on several streaming services like Funimation or Crunchyroll, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and AnimeLab. And the dub is also offered on Adult Swim’s Toonami block, so those who can’t watch broadcast television have another option. There are now a surprising number of streaming services catering to different niches, and Black Clover is a popular series among them.
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