Black Clover is a popular anime and manga series developed by Yuuki Tabata. Less than two years since the publication of the manga series, an anime adaptation was released. The story revolves around two young orphans, Asta and Yuno who dream of becoming the Wizard King, a title given to the strongest mage in the Clover Kingdom.
Even though both kids are rivals, there is a huge difference in their powers. Yuno is a talented magician with a legendary four-leaf clover grimoire in his hands. Meanwhile, Asta was born magicless and didn't receive a grimoire.
However, when Yuno was in trouble, Asta received a mysterious five-leaf clover grimoire and gained the power of anti-magic. They journeyed from a small village of Hage in the forsaken realm to the royal capital in the noble realm. Asta and Yuno took their first step towards achieving their dream when they were chosen as magic knights.
But, Yuno was chosen by the best magic knight squad and Asta could barely get into the worst one. The story proceeds as the two struggle through challenging missions to rise the ranks.
The series introduces us to several strong and remarkable characters, each having their own goals in life. The story is beautifully written and teaches us about perseverance and teamwork. Here are some of the best quotes said by your favorite Black Clover characters.
Asta is the major protagonist of the series. In a world where magic is everything, Asta, a magicless boy stuck out like a sore thumb. He grew up around kind people who accepted him even with his "defect".
As a child, Asta decided to become the wizard king. He knew that it would be nearly impossible to achieve that without any magic, but that didn't stop him at all. Instead of finding ways to use magic, he worked towards strengthening his body through intense workouts.
As time passed, Asta became more adept in using his swords that were kept in his grimoire. Adding his immense physical strength in battle, Asta is a knight without equal.
Quotes by Asta
1. “You made it clear how you operate. There’s no way in hell I’m going to acknowledge your justice!”
2. “Even if you weren’t chosen, even if you weren’t wanted, even if you aren’t forgiven… You need to stand your ground no matter how pathetic you are!”
3. "We might not be a family by blood, but we should treat all th16e teammates we are going to make in the future as a family."
4. "I always hated the fact that I was never blessed with any magic. But in place of that, I was blessed with wonderful teammates."
5. "As you live, you lose reasons and hope. But as you keep on going, you pick up new reasons and hope."
6. "Don't judge a book by its cover. You don't know her circumstances, do you?"
7. "Until I get what I want, I will never give up! Well, not giving up is my only weapon."
8. "My magic is never giving up!"
9. "E-Even if I can't join the Magic Knights today... No matter how many times I fall, no matter what anyone says to me, I'm still going to become the Wizard King someday!"
10. "Don't leave something so important with me! Survive and make your own dream come true! Don't give up, you idiot!"
11. "If you don't give up, you'll get through!"
12. “I’ve been facing adversity from the day I was born! No matter how many of you there are, or what happens, I’ll overcome it all.”
13. “I’ll become the Wizard Emperor, and prove to everyone that anyone can be awesome.”
14. “Gravel may be gravel, but me? I’m gravel that shatters diamonds!”
15. “Quit giving up! What you’re doing right now is running away! You just stopped thinking and locked yourself up in darkness because it’s easier that way!”
16. “I’ve been facing adversity from the day I was born! No matter how many of you there are, or what happens, I’ll overcome it all!”
Yami is the captain of the Black Bulls. He is respected and loved by all the members of his squad. He is one of the most popular characters in the series. Yami always encourages his squad to keep surpassing their limits, and in doing so, they become stronger.
As a foreigner who was stuck in a strange land with no way to go back home, he suffered in the Clover Kingdom due to their stereotypes regarding social status. Not long after getting his grimoire, he became a magic knight and climbed his way up to becoming a squad captain.
One way or another, he has helped each of his squad members, and in doing so, he earned their trust. Yami has an eccentric personality and appears to be a lazy man at first glance. But when it matters, he is better in battle than anyone else. With dark magic at his disposal, he is arguably one of the strongest characters in the series.
Quotes by Yami Sukehiro
1. “Surpass your limits. Right here. Right now.”
2. “Protect whatever is precious to you. One day it’ll lead you to protect something else.”
3. “I like strong women, ya know? But there’s nothing wrong in relying on others sometimes, right? And there are plenty of strong people you can trust… among us Magic Knights, don’t you think?”
4. “Even if you think you might lose, you’ll be fine as long as you don’t give up! Surpass your limits. Then a path will open up for you!”
5. “This is the first time I've seen royalty labeled as a failure. If you feel like fighting against it all, come with me.”
6. “Die and I'll kill you.”
7. "Your fate, really? You're saying you ended up here because it's your fate? Yeah, yeah, old Mr. Fate, I know. Man, I'm not a fan of that guy. Why would anyone obey him? I live how I want, even if it means kicking fate's ass."
Yuno is the secondary protagonist and Asta's rival in their quest of becoming the Wizard King. He and Asta were dropped off at the gate of the same orphanage so they grew up together. In the series, Yuno is the first person to acknowledge Asta's strength.
Despite knowing from childhood that Asta had no magic, Yuno knew that the former's true strength relies on something beyond the boundaries of mana or grimoire. That is why, he made Asta his rival, and never once considered him to be weak.
Yuno was a crybaby when he was little, but when he saw Asta fighting so hard to protect him, he decided to let go of his weaknesses and become strong enough to protect those he cares about. As he grew up, he became more of an aloof character with fewer words and more action.
Quotes by Yuno
1. “Like I’d let you catch up to me.”
2. “I don’t know any other people’s dreams, the only dreams I know are my own.”
3. “Asta I’m about to pull ahead of you with this one move.”
4. “Asta, even though you lost, you’re getting right back up, aren’t you? I know how fast you’ve been growing. The more frustrated you become the more you grow.”
5. “That's the thing about you nobles; when you stumble, you break.”
6. "You're wrong about Asta, Revchi. Asta's no loser, he's my rival!"
7. "This is what you've always done. You have the habit of making the impossible, possible."
8. "I'm going to become the Wizard King. I'll work hard and get strong so I can protect you and everybody else. I'll do whatever it takes and I'll never give up."
9. "You showed me it was possible. Gave me hope that even though we're poor orphans, commoners, we can still make something of ourselves in this world."
10. "You wanted to find out if I can defend myself, right? Well, can you?"
11. "Who cares about that? Beauty doesn't mean a thing during battle. To win, you have to be strong."
Julius is the current Wizard King, more loved and respected by the people of the Clover Kingdom than the real king himself. He has a charismatic personality, capable of swaying the hearts of those around him. As a noble, Julius had always been against discrimination in society.
He became the Wizard King to put an end to it and create a world where everyone is treated equally despite their social status and the amount of magic they have. He lost most of his powers after his fight with Licht (later revealed to be Patori). Julius has now regressed into the body of a 13-year-old. As a result, he lost most of his powers and his grimoire is now a single page.
To avoid creating panic among the already anxious public, it hasn't been made public that Julius lost all his powers or that he is now in the body of a child. So, Julius is still holding on to his position and is working from his office without making public appearances.
Quotes by Julius Novachrono
1. "The Path I've Walked Is Mine."
2. "I Can't Trust Someone That Would Go Easy On Their Own Comrades In This Exam."
3. "I Was Born With Magic That Steals The Future, But As Wizard King, What I Aim To Do Is Create A Future Where There Is No Discrimination."
4. "It's Not Like It Changed Dramatically, But Gradually, Certainly, Little By Little This Country's Civilians Are Beginning To Change."
5. "It Was A Magic That's Nurtured By One's Accumulated Hard Work."
6. "The Possibilities Of Magic. . .Of Humans, Is Endless."
7. "I Wanted To Create A New Future With You. A Land Where There Was No Discrimination Or Hate."
8. "Continuously Gaining Merit Is Everything. Anyone Who Can't Do That Can Never Stand At The Top."
9. “People look to the Magic Knights for one thing… the peace of the Kingdom. In order to preserve that, we’ll keep fighting with everything we have.”
10. “People want just one thing from the Magic Emperor… Achievements that mark you as the strongest. Produce results. Devote yourselves to building a reputation… That’s everything. No one who’s unable to do that could ever stand at the top…!"
11. “People look to the Magic Knights for one thing… the peace of the Kingdom. In order to preserve that, we’ll keep fighting with everything we have.”
12. "So who am I really? What am I meant to achieve? I've asked myself these questions for years. And the more I learned, the more I wondered after I've made it this far, it was finally clear; The path that I've walked all this way, that is me. I am the Wizard King"
Noelle was introduced as an arrogant and prideful royal who looked down on others. However, it was later revealed that she talked to others like this because she was covering up her own insecurities. As a member of the royal family, she had people watching her every move since she was a child.
Noelle had always been unable to control her magic and was a disappointment to others. To make matters worse, her older siblings treated her cruelly and bullied her almost daily. Noelle's mother, a renowned magic knight, died the day she was born and people always felt it was a pity for her to exist at the cost of her mother's life.
Growing up in such a harsh environment, Noelle did her best to prove herself but always ended up failing. She was forced by her older brother, Nozel Silva, to join the Black Bulls. After joining, she started being true to herself and even became stronger along the way.
Quotes by Noelle Silva
1. "Don't address me casually. Little insect with your paltry magic."
2. "When people care about you, you don't just face your own problems, you have to think about their problems too."
3. “You should be thankful that I even got out of bed.”
4. "Nothing but a failure? That's not me anymore."
5. "I had no idea magic could make me feel so free."
6. “It had better be something worthy of me as a royal.”
7. "Sorry, but I'm not dancing elegantly. I’m desperately struggling and fighting, forcing my way forward!"
8. "That's right. I'm a royal. And for that very reason, we should extend a helping hand to everyone! Getting a swollen head, thinking you're better than the rest, and looking down on others is something only those with shallow hearts do. You can enjoy the festival too, Emma! Royal or noble, commoner or peasant! It doesn't matter!! Everyone can have fun together!!"
9. "You see, even if their chances of winning are slim, there are times when humans just have to act!! It's not as if we can win as long as we don't give up. However, if we give up, we'll definitely never win!!! Our strength lies in not giving up!"
10. "And what does it matter if I am royalty? I am Noelle Silva of the Black Bulls and I'm done standing by and watching while you hurt my friends and squadmates."
Vanessa is a member of the Black Bulls. She is from the Forest of Witches and was caged by the Queen of Witches her entire life. She was only able to escape her cage when Yami mistakenly barged into the forest where no men are supposed to enter. He picked a fight with the queen and ended up destroying Vanessa's cage without realizing it.
After talking to him, Vanessa found her courage to escape her destiny and followed him. She joined the Black Bulls and has been living with the rest of the squad ever since. Vanessa doesn't have destructive abilities like Asta or Yami, but what she has is rather unique.
She uses thread magic and has extreme precision and control over it. Additionally, she also has the powers to manipulate destiny. This power always sides with her and those she holds dear. She is able to save them from serious injuries or life-threatening situations as long as she has enough mana.
Quotes by Vanessa Enoteca
1. "Friends don't exist to be sacrificed. Friends help you overcome a fate you can't defeat on your own."
2. "This boy, he's not like us. Born with no magic at all in a world where magic is everything. And yet, maybe fate chose him to go without, because of who he is and what he is capable of. Whatever the case, he's destined to do great things."
3. "Kiddo, when I see you fighting so hard even though you have no magic of your own, I start to feel a courage I never thought I had."
4. "I assumed those were the cards fate had dealt me. It seemed hopeless, so I gave up. But, one day I realized, being stuck there wasn't my fate at all. I simply lacked the courage to change."
5. "We hold the threads of fate in our own hands, and it's our choice what to do with them."
6. "It doesn't matter how strong you are Asta, sometimes there's just no way to escape your fate."