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.
One of their missions included fighting a mysterious terrorist group called the "Eye of the Midnight Sun". During the time when the newly chosen Royal Knights went to infiltrate their base, the current Wizard King, Julius Novachrono stayed at the Royal Capital.
He was attacked by the leader of the organization, Licht who was inside the body of William Vangeance. Although Julius's power proved to be overwhelming for Licht, the former ended up losing to save the people of the kingdom. Julius is now powerless and unable to hold to his title of the Wizard King. Here, we will discuss who becomes the Wizard King after him.
How did Julius lose his Powers?
While fighting Licht (later revealed to be Patori), Julius managed to corner him. When Licht realized that he could not defeat him. Thus, he used a very powerful spell, enveloping the entire kingdom with magic swords in the sky. The number of swords was enough to kill every person in the kingdom. Julius undid the spell at the cost of getting stabbed with a very wide sword at his chest.
After that, he was believed to be dead. However, the fight ended with the Midnight Sun, Julius returned in the body of a child. He revealed that he had come across an ancient magical object and had been storing his powers in it for the last 13 years.
Therefore, Julius reverted back to a 13-year-old child. He lost most of his powers as a result and his grimoire was reduced to a single page.
Who Becomes the Wizard King After Julius?
After the fight with the Midnight Sun, the kingdom suffered huge losses in terms of properties and casualties. This created unrest and panic among the public, even to the point of them losing their trust in the Magic Knights.
To avoid creating even more panic, 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.
In his place, Doctor Owen is the one who appears as him. He wraps bandages around his face so people won't recognize him. It was claimed that the Wizard King suffered injuries from the battle.
According to the rules of the Magic Knights, the best Squad Captain is promoted to the ranks of the Wizard King. As of now, there are nine squad captains, among which, four are the strongest contenders to take the position. Although Asta and Yuno aspire to be one, they are not contenders yet since they are not squad captains.
They include William Vangeance, Nozel Silva, Fuegoleon Vermillion, and Yami Sukehiro. Other than that, Mereleona Vermillion, who is stronger than any other squad captain, is also a likely candidate.
Among them, Nozel and Fuegoleon aim to be the Wizard King. Meanwhile, William and Yami, even though they are strong, only joined the Magic Knights out of respect for Julius.
It hasn't been revealed as of yet that the two share any aspirations of becoming the Wizard King. Meanwhile, Mereleona only joined the Magic Knights after Fuegoleon went into a coma.
Who is Most Likely to Become the Wizard King?
Among everyone else, Yami Sukehiro has the highest possibility of becoming the Wizard King. Although Julius treats everyone equally, it is clear that he places most trust in Yami. When Julius was injured and it was believed that he would die, he told Yami that he is entrusting everything else to him. It was clear from his words that Julius wants to take Yami his position.