The Royal Knights Arc王撰騎士団ロイヤルナイツRoiyaru Naitsu-hen」 is the 8th arc of Yūki Tabata's Black Clover.


The Royal Knights Exam

Zora defeats Xerx Lugner.

The vice-captain of the Purple Orca, Xerx Lugner, is confronted by Zora Ideale. As Zora insults the Order of the Magic Knights, Xerx says that he will have to punish the man for his comments and launches a spell. Zora easily defeats Xerx and takes his robe while also insulting Xerx. Zora then heads towards the venue, hoping that someone will leave more of an impression on him.[1]

At the venue for the Royal Knights selection exam, some of the magic knights notice members of the Golden Dawn and comment about how many of the Golden Dawn members will pass that exam. Asta then meets up with Klaus Lunettes, Mimosa Vermillion, and Yuno and starts to talk to them. Asta also tells Yuno that he will be the one to pass the exam, and Leopold Vermillion comes over and joins in on the conversation. Finral Roulacase then comments about how he is nervous but the others do not recognize him since he has changed his hair. As Finral, Asta, Magna Swing, and Luck Voltia start to talk about Finral's character, Noelle Silva comments about how they are embarrassing to be around. Suddenly Noelle notices her brother Solid, but remembers what Mereoleona Vermillion told her and how she will show everyone how much she has grown.[2]

Zora drops into the arena.

As the Magic Emperor thanks all the Magic Knights for coming, Julius Novachrono also tells them that they will be starting the exam. Augustus Kira Clover XIII tells Julius that he will explain the exam since he is royalty. Augustus tells the Magic Knights that that exam will be a team competition of a crystal destruction tournament. Augustus also tells what they will have to do in order to win against the other teams. As Augustus tries to explain why they chose this method for the exam, Julius takes over and fully explains that reason why they chose this method. Marx Francois then shows the Magic Knights the teams, and Mimosa is shocked to find out that she is on Asta's team. Asta wonders who the last member of their team is when Zora suddenly appears besides Julius. As Asta wonders who the man is, Zora says that his name is Xerx Lugner.[3] While Zora tries to explain why he was late, Marx attacks but Zora easily dodges it. As the Magic Knights all yell at "Xerx" for disrespecting Julius, he replies by saying that he has no respect for the Magic Emperor. Zora shakes Asta's hand, palming him a stinkbug that releases an intense smell. As the others wonder why Zora came to this exam, he reveals that he came to mock them. Members of Purple Orca wonder if the man really is Xerx Lugner because no one has seen him in a while.[4]

Asta says that he cannot work with Zora, but Julius replies that all the teams have been selected. Yuno, Noelle, and En Ringard are on Team P, and Yuno and Noelle both think about how they are on the same team. Magna, Sol Marron, and Kirsch Vermillion are on Team C, and Magna and Sol start arguing with each other. Klaus, Luck, and Puli Angel are on Team K, and Klaus thinks about why he is teamed with Luck, who just hopes they can work together. Finral, Leopold, and Hamon Caseus are on Team E, and Finral wonders if this team will work. Solid, Alecdora Sandler, and Dmitri Brint are on Team O, and Solid comments about how powerful they are but Alecdora just says that Solid should not act on his own.[5]

The Tournament Begins

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Julius tells everyone that they will be heading to the exam site, and leaves that to Cob Portaport, who creates a portal to the exam site. Once they reach the site, Julius and Marx reveal the tournament bracket. Noelle and Solid notice that they will be facing each other in the first round, and Finral thinks about how he will have to win one round just to face his brother. Asta thinks about how he will have to win every match to face Yuno in the finals, and also plans to win the whole thing. Julius tells everyone that they can attack however they want without killing the others, and that they have high-class healers on standby.[6]

The First Round Matches

The first round begins with Team A vs. Team B. Team A is angry at Zora for his disrespect towards the Magic Emperor and will not forgive him. Asta gets excited, but Zora insults Asta for not thinking things through. He also says that they should get the scope of the land and that they should share what they are capable of doing with each other. Asta and Mimosa agree with him, and Mimosa reveals what she along with Asta are capable of doing. She then asks what Zora is capable of, but suddenly their crystal is attacked. Mimosa tries to get the crystal to safety but the other team still manages to land a blow on the crystal. Mimosa thinks about how the other team is using long-range attacks, and Asta wonders how the other team is capable of doing that. On the other side, Rick Cornell is using Crystal Scope to locate the target while Curtis Warren uses Strong Bow to launch Forte Gris' Burst Javelins. Asta says that they have to work together, but notices that Zora is lying down and wonders what is wrong with him. Asta tries to motivate Zora to get up, but Zora replies that he pulled an all-nighter and falls asleep.[7][8]

Rick informs his teammates that Zora has fallen asleep, and Forte is angered at Zora for his arrogance. Curtis comments that Team B will not win if they do not act and that they will finish this match here and now.[9] On Team B's side, Mimosa uses a spell to locate where Team A is and informs Asta that there is another attack coming. Asta gets into position and manages to cut the attack and protect their crystal. Mimosa notices that Zora is still asleep and suggests that they should forget about him. She adds that they should work together to get to where Team A's crystal is and destroy it. Asta agrees, and both head towards Team A's location while protecting their crystal.[10] The spectating Magic Knights wonder what the pair are doing, and Yuno thinks about how Asta does not plan on losing in the first round. Noelle thinks about how this is unexpected for Asta and Mimosa, while Klaus says that both Asta and Mimosa can handle this.[11]

As Asta and Mimosa get closer to where Team A is, Rick sees them and informs his teammates of this and that there might be a person on Team B who can locate them. As Asta and Mimosa manage to get close to Team A's location, Curtis tells Forte to calm down since their crystal is fine while Team B's is in shambles. As Mimosa uses a spell to fire a beam at Team A's crystal, Curtis uses a spell to block that spell. As Asta is amazed at what Mimosa is capable of, Mimosa says that she will lead the way to their counterattack. Curtis suggest that they get close and surround the two but Forte reveals that Asta can use Anti Magic and that it is incredible in close combat. Curtis then suggest another plan and the two split up. As Asta wonders which one has the crystal, Mimosa reveals that Curtis is the one with the crystal. As Asta prepares to attack Curtis, Curtis starts to prepare his strongest spell. Mimosa notices that the other two has surrounded them and are also preparing powerful spells. Mimosa thinks about how their crystal is done for if those attack hit and that Asta will not be able to cut them all with their current position. As Asta heads towards Curtis, he suddenly activates a trap that paralyzes him. Mimosa is shocked by this and how this is the Royal Knight Exam. Curtis then gives the signal and all three launch their spells.

As the spell close in, Mimosa thinks about how she will not be able to defend their crystal when Trap Magic circle activates and reflects the spell back at the casters.[12] After the spells hit their casters, Mimosa wonders what had happened when Zora walks over and compliments Curtis for being able to protect his crystal but also insults him for the condition that he and the crystal are in. As Curtis says that he won lose to such a guy, Zora explains what a Magic Knight should be able to do and then prepares to destroy Team A's crystal. Suddenly Zora changes his mind, which confuses Curtis, but Zora says that he was kidding and destroys the crystal. The officials announce that Team B has won the match.[13]

As the crowd and officials talk about what had happened during the match, the healers heal Team A while Mimosa heals Asta. As Zora walks over and compliments on Asta and Mimosa teamwork, Asta gets up and confronts Zora about his attitude. As Asta and Zora argue, Asta is suddenly hit with a puff of ash in his eyes after grabbing onto Zora's collar. Mimosa thinks about what Zora was able to accomplish during the match and then asks when Zora had time to set it all up, to which Zora replies that he will keep that a secret. As Asta starts to yell at Zora, Magna comes over with his team and tells Asta to leave since it is his team's turn to fight. As Magna and Sol suddenly get into an argument but is suddenly stopped when Asta asks who is their third teammate. Asta is then shocked when Magna's third teammate, Kirsch, shows up in a flamboyant way, and Mimosa reveals that Kirsch is her older brother.[14]

As Kirsch comments about being born beautiful in a world with so much non beautiful people, which Magna and Sol tells him to shut up. Kirsch responds by how he understand that they are jealous of him and that they should be more like him. As Kirsch notices Mimosa and starts to talk to him, but Mimosa just insults him. As Mimosa and Kirsch talk to each other, Kirsch suddenly notices Asta. Asta greets Kirsch, but Kirsch just insults Asta and explains how Asta is weak. Asta easily just brushes it off, but Kirsch just insults Asta in his own way again which Mimosa tells her brother to win his match since they will defeat him in the next match.[15]

As the second fight begins, Klaus explains who Kirsch is and what he is capable of. Magna starts off the fight by firing long range shot at the enemy and then charges towards the enemy but is confronted by an enemy spell. As Magna takes on the spell, Kirsch suddenly shows up and explains how Magna should use his magic to the fullest. Sol then charges towards the enemy's crystal on her spell but is caught within the enemy's restraining spell. Kirsch also shows up and explains how Sol should use her spell to confuse and attack the enemy. Kirsch also tells his teammates that he will protect the crystal but an enemy shows up and launches a spell at their crystal. Kirsch easily uses a spell to block the spell and cover the entire battlefield with cherry blossoms. Kirsch also creates a path for his teammates to Team D's crystal which both Sol and Magna launch spell that destroy the crystal. The officials announce that Team C are the winners of the match.[16]

Team C ends the match with a pose which Kirsch comes about how his beauty is the greatest sin of them all, which Sol and Magna thinks about how is was annoying that they were pulled into Kirsch's pace. Kirsch then asks what crowd what they thought about his beautiful fighting method, which Klaus just explains what Kirsch did during the fight and how only someone with a monstrous amount of mana like Kirsch could do that. As Asta expresses how amazing Kirsch was, which Kirsch just insults Asta with a metaphor that Asta does not understand.[17]

As the third fight begins, both Hamon and Leopold suggest that their magic be the center of the match. As Hamon and Leopold argue with each other, Finral interrupt and asks to leave the offense to him. Leopold says that that is interesting and to see how well Finral can masterfully use them. As Team E battles against Team F, a member of Team F thinks about how Team E can use perfectly timed counterattack because of the spatial magic user. Suddenly Hamon appear behind Team F's crystal and attacks it with a spell. Hamon also wonders why he has not heard of a spatial magic user this good before. Leopold thinks about how he will use his full power and manages to destroy Team F's crystal, after appearing from a crystal from above. The officials announces that Team E are the wins are the match.[18] After the match, Langris listens as the crowds talks about how it will be difficult to take on Finral and how amazing the Black Bulls have been this year. Hamon then suggests to his teammates that have a meal which Leopold suggest to see who eats the most but Finral says that he is not up for it right now.

As the fourth match begins, Sekke starts to freak out after witnessing how strong the others are and even wonders why he was sent to the exam. Fragil notices Sekke and asks if he is alright while also asking if he is also strong. Sekke starts to act cool and explains that he does not like to show off. Sekke also suggests that he blast around the battlefield on his Sekke Shooting Star, which Langris says that that is a pretty good idea. On Team H's side, a member of the team finishes putting up a barrier around their crystal when he notices that Team G is coming. As another member of Team H thinks they are fools for about to hit his trap magic, another members notices that Langris is one of the one coming. Langris easily manages to destroy the Team G's crystal, which the officials announces that Team H are the winners.[19] As the crowd are shocked and amazed at what had happened, Langris simple walks up to his brother and insult his style of magic. Langris also warns Finral to not get caught in his magic since that would make their parents along with that person sad. Finral replies that that will not happen since he with defeat Langris, which Langris respond by saying that Finral is acting all high and mighty for a big brother.

As Team E are chowing down on some food, Charmy suddenly show up ask for some food too which Hamon gladly gives her some. Noelle asks Charmy why she is here, which Charmy responds that she came to cheer on the person she like while also looking at Yuno. As the fifth match is about to begin, people wonders who X is since even their teammates do not know who that person is. Suddenly a person says that he is x and undoes his disguise revealing that he is the captain Rill to everyone's shock.[20] As the other participants wonder why a captain is here, which Rill wonders if captains were not allowed to join. Julius announces that captains can enter the tournament and that this is everyone's chance to defeat a captain, which everyone agrees with. Rill says that he will not be beat since he came to raise the reputation of his squad, which a man came out and praises Rill for his enthusiasm along with tells everyone to look after Rill with a scary face. As Rill and Asta greet each other, the man notices and greets Asta while serving him tea along with revealing that he is Rill's butler Walter. As Asta drinks the tea, he notices that the tea is high class and that he does not understand it. As Walter starts to talk about that past, Rill tells him to stop it and that they should get the next match started.

As the fifth match starts Rill says that he is going to paint a masterpiece, while the other team thinks about how they are going to see what Rill can do. Suddenly Rill is caught in Team F's trap which two of Team F's member are shocked by this. Another member tells his teammates to not let their guard down and that the match will be theirs if they take Rill down. One member then uses a spell to increase his teammates power, which the other two launches spells at Rill. As Rill notices the spells, Rill thinks about how the creative spark is swelling up and takes out his palette and paint brush. Walter thinks back about how Rill locked himself in his room after obtaining his grimoire, and how he had help Rill come out and join the magic knights.[21] As Rill uses a spell to counter the two spell launched at him, Walter thinks about how Rill magic can generate any element. As everyone is shocked by this, Walter praises Rill while thinks about how Rill's creativity is infinite. Rill then compliments his opponents but it will take something more for him to create his masterpiece. As Team J's crystal is destroyed, Team I is declared the winners. A member of Team I comments about how they only won because of Rill, but wonder what Rill is doing since Rill is analyzing his painting and how he can make it better. Rill's teammates thinks about how they will have to make sure that Rill stays focus, while comments about how Rill talent is when he does not focus the more all the people around him work harder.

As the officials announce that the sixth match is about to begins and that Team I should leave the battlefield, which Rill teammates drag him off the field. Luck expresses how it is his turn to fight, which Klaus tells Luck to take this seriously and to not act on his own. Their teammate Puli Angel wonders if this team will work, but tells her teammates that they should put on the greatest performance ever. As Klaus wonders about about Puli, Luck suggest that they share information and come up with a plan. Klaus reveals that they will have to watch out for Team L's Rob Vitesse.[22]

As the sixth match begins, the participants watch as both team battle in the center of the battlefield. Klaus manages to block a spell from destroying their crystal but another member suddenly appears and launches a spell at Team K's crystal. Luck manages to save the crystal which Magna reveal that Luck has evolved by adding pages to his grimoire. Luck launches spells at Team L's crystal but it does not destroy the crystal. As the other participants are amazed by Luck power, which Magna reveals that he and Luck have gotten stronger over the months of training. Klaus thinks about how Luck has gotten stronger but he has gotten stronger too and uses a spell to destroy another spell.[23] Luck suggests that he and Klaus should have a fight after the match which Klaus responds by telling Luck to focus on the match. Klaus notices that Rob has enter the battle and that Team L's crystal is behind him. Klaus says that they are going to break through Team L and break their crystal, which Puli uses her magic to take Team K crystal and flies above the others. Puli uses a spell to distract Team L and pushes Luck past Team L when Klaus launches him into the air. As Luck thinks about how he is having so much fun, but suddenly rob appears before Team L's crystal. Luck then increases his power and manages to defeat Rob while destroying Team L's crystal.[24] As Team K are announced as the winners, Team K each high five each other. Luck then comments about how his next opponent will be more fun, while Rill says that he will be able to paint an even better masterpiece with his next opponent.

As the seventh match happens, Team M manages to win the match.[25] The officials announce that they will be moving onto the final match of the first round, and Asta and Charmy get excited since it is both Noelle and Yuno's team's turn. Team P's third member, En Ringard, tells Noelle and Yuno that if they work together and do their best then they will win, which Yuno and Noelle wonder if En will be okay. Noelle tells Yuno not to go crazy since he grew up with Asta, which Yuno asks if Noelle will be alright since she cannot use her mana properly. Suddenly Noelle and Yuno start an argument, which Asta and En tries to calm them down. Suddenly Solid walks up to Team P and starts to mock Noelle for being weak. Noelle then remembers when Solid would pick on her for being weak when they were children.[26] Alecdora tells Solid that they are head out, which Solid tells Noelle to run as he walks away. Alecdora stares at Yuno before leaving with his teammates.

As the eighth match begins, Asta and Charmy cheer on Yuno and Noelle. Yuno suggests to his teammates that he will take the lead while they support him, but Noelle says that he will take the lead while En says that he will support them. Yuno notices that Alecdora and Yuno has arrived in a flash. Solid explains how they had gotten their so fast and that they will finish them in a flash, which Yuno says that Team O has closed in right away but their crystal is at their original spot.[27] Yuno tries to counter Team O's charge, but Team O dodges and Dmitri uses a spell to attack Team P. Noelle puts up a barrier to block the spell, which Solid says that Noelle had managed to learn some defensive spells. Alecdora uses a spell to absorb Noelle's water barrier, which Yuno grabs Noelle and their crystal and escapes while En escapes in a different direction. Yuno says that he will create an opening and head to where Team O's crystal is but Noelle asks her to let her go. Alecdora puts up a barrier to block Noelle and Yuno, but Yuno creates an opening and uses a spell to help Noelle get to where Team O's crystal is. Yuno thinks about how Noelle can do it since she has fought her way here with Asta and that he will feel better if he protect the crystal himself. Noelle thinks about how Solid will follow her, which Solid chases after her. Alecdora tells Solid to not act on his own, which Yuno says that his opponent will be him. Alecdora thinks about how Yuno had defeated one of the Diamond Kingdom's Eight Shining Generals on his own, and how Yuno proclaimed that he will become the captain of the Golden Dawn.[28] Alecdora says that Yuno is arrogant for trying to protect his crystal while battling him, which Yuno says that he wants to take on Alecdora when he is serious.

Alecdora remembers how Captain Vangeance saved him when he was wounded on the battlefield, and how he has dedicated himself to making the Golden Dawn the best of them all.[29] Alecdora also thinks about how Yuno is making a mockery of Captain Vangeance even through Captain Vangeance has high expectations for Yuno. Alecdora tells Yuno to not get carried away just because he has obtained the spirit magic, which Sylph responds that it was Yuno strength that made her choose him and that they should attack Alecdora but Yuno tells Sylph to get back.

Elsewhere, Solid is attacking Noelle while continuing to chase after her when Dmitri shows up saying that this is not part of their plan which Solid responds for Dmitri to not give him orders. Dmitri decides to help Solid out but a mushroom suddenly appears on his shoulder and he crashes to the ground. Dmitri notices that En is coming their way on top of a giant mushroom, which En explains what he had done and how he it there to help out Noelle. Noelle manages to get to Team O's crystal but Solid get in front of their crystal and blocks Noelle. Solid starts to mock Noelle for not being able to destroy the crystal which a mushroom suddenly appears on Noelle's shoulder. As Noelle start to freak out, En reveals what the mushroom is about and explains how he cannot forgive what Solid said to Noelle since he is also an older brother. Solid hears this can says that Noelle will not be able to defeat him while also attacking Noelle. Noelle says that Solid will not understand how she feels, and that she does not need Solid's acknowledgement since she has already been acknowledged by people who are stronger than him. Noelle also says that she used to be afraid of Solid's magic but now it feel so thin and flimsy, which Solid gets angry and releases his mana.

At Yuno's location, Alecdora says that Yuno's will not be able to defeat his magic with his spirit magic and that he will be the one to make Captain Vangeance's dream a reality. Yuno easily manages to destroy Alecdora's spell, and says that he does not care about other people's dreams but his own.[30] At Noelle's location, Solid is panicking after seeing Noelle's spell. Solid is in disbelief after seeing the spell, which Noelle asks if he does not mind if she strike him with this spell. Solid tells Noelle to do it since he thinks that there is no way that Noelle's spell will hit him. Noelle launches the spell, and it manages to defeat Solid while also destroying Team O's crystal.[31] As the officials announce that Team P are the winners, Noelle tells her unconscious brother that she is not weak anymore.

As Alecdora and Solid are in shock that they were defeated, Yuno comments about how the elite fall to pieces when they stumble and fall. As Yuno is complimented for his victory, Charmy offers him some food which Yuno accepts in order to replenish his energy. Asta also compliments Noelle for her victory, which Noelle reveals that she had held back and also thinks about how she is going to get into the Royal Knights since she can still use her strongest spell because of her training.[32] En also compliments Noelle, which Noelle comments about how En personality has changed from when En has used his mushroom to communicate with her. Julius tells the participants how amazing the matches were and says that they will be moving onto the next round of matches. Suddenly the battlefield changes shape, which Julius reveals that they wants to see what the participants are capable of within different situations.[33]

The Second Round Matches

Kirsch comments about how is does not matter since his beauty will not change. Kirsch also says that he will wipe the world clean of filth while looking at Team B, which Mimosa replies that Kirsch is the one that should prepare himself. Magna tells Asta to not hold back since he will be giving it his all, which Asta agrees too and says that he will be doing the same. Zora thinks about how he will be up against a member of royalty and tells his teammates that they should show Team C their great teamwork. Asta comments about how Zora was uneasy when the stage shifted and that Zora has probably set traps all over the place. Zora thinks about how Asta can sense Ki and reveals that he had set trap all over the place yesterday after finding out the location of the exam even through the location was highly confidential.[34] As Asta says that that if not fair, Zora counters by saying that there was no rules that says that he could not do that. Asta then asks where the trap are, which Zora says that he would not reveals that trap location encase the enemy finds out that location of the traps. Zora also says that he will do this his own ways, which Asta says that he will do the same but each start to insult each other.

As Julius announces that start Team B vs. Team C's match, Kirsch comments about how Mimosa has lost herself while being around filth and that he will help release her. Kirsch then uses a spell to cover the entire battlefield while commenting about how the filth should repent within his magic, which Mimosa notices that there are no openings within Kirsch's spell and Zora thinks about how he cannot move recklessly and should wait for the enemies to get into his traps. Asta says that there is only one answer and puts his sword in front of himself. Asta suddenly covers himself in Anti Magic, which shocks Mimosa and Zora. Asta then uses a spell to dispel all the magic on the battlefield, which everyone is shocked by this.[35] After finishing dispelling all the magic, Asta comments about how they should work together and fight. Zora then insults Asta, while Kirsch comments about how what Asta did was not beautiful.

Zora confronts Asta about how he dispelled all of his traps, which Asta replies that Zora will have to think up a plan for them to win. Zora suggests that Asta use his abilities again to win, but Asta reveals that he cannot use it for some time. Asta also says that he wants to win this fight as a team and explains why they are fighting in this exam to begin with. Zora remembers what someone had told him about the magic knights and listens as Asta explains who they are up against. Zora replies that he does not want a friendly match with royalty and that he will use Asta for his own objectives, which Asta says that he is fine with that as long as they work together. Zora then explains what he is capable of doing and what he can capable of doing as the moment, while also asking what they should use.[36]

As Team C's location Kirsch is commenting about how his magic was sullied by Asta, which Magna says that he knew that Asta was getting stronger. Magna also says to not underestimate commoners since he is one also, which Kirsch is surprised by this. Kirsch says that he will not be tainted while heading out to take care of Team B and telling Sol and Magna to take care of the crystal. While heading to face Team B, Kirsch thinks about how all commoners are filth because of their meager magic power and how he could never stand on the same stage as commoners. Kirsch then senses where Mimosa and Zora are but wonders where Asta is since he cannot sense him.

Suddenly Asta appears in front of Kirsch, Kirsch uses a spell to attack Asta with. Asta tries to defend himself against the spell, but it easily gets through his defenses. Asta quickly escapes to a cave, but Kirsch senses that it is a trap when he notices trap magic on the ground. Kirsch then uses a spell to dispel the traps and heading into the cave. As Kirsch prepares to attack Asta, he suddenly falls into a pitfall and wonder why since he had gotten rid of all the traps. Zora explains that they built the trap without magic, which Kirsch is shocked that he had fallen into this kind of trap. Kirsch says that he can just fly out of the trap, but notices that Asta is above him. Kirsch tries to attack Asta but Asta's swords dispel his magic. Asta then crashes into Kirsch and knocks him unconscious.[37]

Elsewhere Mimosa confronts Sol and uses her Magic Cannon Flower to blast off the arm of Sol's golem. Sol compliments Mimosa, but then uses the golem's arm to retrain Mimosa with her Dirt Clod Seal spell.[38] Sol tells Mimosa that she is not into hurting women, so she is going to leave her there while she heads out. While heading to another location, Sol wonders about Magna and how far he will be able to go.

Back at the cavern, Zora mocks Kirsch for over-relying on his magic sensing ability which Asta comments about how Zora has no mercy for unconscious opponents. Asta then compliments Zora on thinking up a plan about digging a trap, which Zora comments about how Asta still has stamina even through he dug the hole. Zora then decides to set some more trap and even bury Kirsch alive, which Asta comments about how that is even over kill. Suddenly Magna arrives but stops a distance away after noticing Asta. Magna tells Asta that he is in his certain victory zone and how this will be his revenge for the baptism ritual, then throws a fireball. Asta thinks about how he will be able to hit the fireball and swings at it. The fireballs suddenly disappears and hits the crystal, which Magna explains what had happened.[39] As Asta wonders what to do, Zora tells Asta to buy him 5 minutes, to which Asta agrees.

While unconscious Kirsch remembers when he say a child steal some food, and what he told Mimosa at that time. Suddenly Kirsch is woken up when Sol slaps him on his face. Sol asks Kirsch what happened to all of his gusto, which Kirsch comments about how Sol is a commoner. Sol reminds Kirsch about what the Magic Emperor told them about putting their social differences aside, and explains why she is fighting in the exam.

Back at the fight, Asta is trying to defend the crystal but fireballs keep hitting the crystal. Magna thinks about how this fighting style suits him since he cannot fight like how members of the royalty fight. Asta then manages to blocks a fireball and tells Magna to give it his all, which Magna throws even more fireballs. Magna then thinks about how Asta is the reason that he has gotten stronger, and tells Asta that the finals will be him against Luck. As Magna throws even more fireballs at Asta, Kirsch suddenly arrives. Zora then comments about how he is finished as he completes his spell.[40]

Kirsch says that he is going to punish Asta for what he did to his face, which Asta just thinks about how he can take on both Magna and Kirsch. As Asta wonders what to do, Zora tells Asta to face off against Kirsch. Zora then places his magic circle on the crystal, which reflects Magna's fireball back and knocks Magna unconscious.[41] Asta confronts Kirsch and erases the cherry blossom, which Kirsch get angry and says that Asta's Anti Magic is despicable. Kirsch decides to destroy Team B's crystal from mid-air, which Asta thinks about how he will not be able to defend against all of Kirsch spell from when he is. As Kirsch prepares to attack, he is suddenly caught in one of Zora's traps. As Kirsch tries to escape from the trap, Asta manages to reach Kirsch and knock his unconscious.

Sol suddenly appears with her golem and attacks Team B's crystal, but the golem stops before hitting the crystal. As Sol wonder why the golem had stops, she notices that there are vines on her golem. In a flashback, it is reveals that the vines are a spell that allows Mimosa to control and person spells.[42] As the golem reveals Team C's crystal that is hidden within itself, which Asta takes the chance to destroy Team C's crystal. The officials then announce that Team B are the winners of the match.[43]

After the match Asta comments about how Zora can work with a team, Zora thinks about how he did exactly what Asta wanted and then comments about how they would have won easily if Asta did not erase his traps. Zora then explains to Team C how they lost and what they should have done to win the match. Mimosa also confront Kirsch and says that even though commoners can be driven to the extreme by their next, the beauty cannot be taken away. Kirsch tells Mimosa to not look at him, but Mimosa says that he looks more beautiful after the fight then he did before. Kirsch thinks about to Asta and Magna's fight and comments about how it was indeed beautiful. The officials then announce that they will be moving onto the second match of the second round, Team E vs. Team G.

In a flashback it is revealed that Finral and Langris's parents favor Langris more and want Finral to be more like his brother. When their parents introduces Finesse as the fiancée to the next head of the house, Langris is unimpressed by her.[44] After meeting a few times, Finral and Finesse seem to be close with Finesse noticing that Finral is a very kind person and that she sees Finral as the stronger mage. Langris over hears this and thinks about how Finesse believes he is inferior to his brother. Langris also thinks about how Finral had left the Vaude house after cracking under the pressure and that there is nothing the he faces behind in.

During the match, Finral and Sekke manages to locate where Team E is. Langris launches a spell at Team E's crystal, which Finral manages to cancel out Langris's spell with his magic. Hamon manages to find out where Team G's crystal is hidden, which Finral creates a portal to where Team G's crystal is. Hamon and Leopold reach their destination, but Fragil uses a spell to numb both of Leopold and Hamon's senses. Leopold uses Mana Skin to cancel out the numbing effect and use a spell to damage Team G's crystal. Back at Team E's crystal location, Finral is manages to block all of Langris's spells which Langris comments about how long Finral can be on the defensive. Finral launches a new spell of his, which Sekke easily manages to dodge it. Langris notices that it is a homing spell and dodges, which Sekke tries to block the spell. When the spell hits Sekke, Sekke is teleported to the Black Bulls headquarters while Yami is going to the bathroom. Finral explains how his magic works and how he will teleport Langris away since he does not want to hurt him.[45] Langris gets angry because he is forced to use his grimoire, and says that there is not a thing that he falls behind in while preparing to use a spell.

Finral notices Langris's mana and thinks about how it is similar to both Vetto and Fana.[46] Finral then wonders who Langris is, but snaps out of it and says that it is Langris. Finral says that they are brothers even through they come from different mothers, and prepares a spell similar to Langris's. Finral thinks about how Langris will lose himself and says that he may have not shown Langris any that an older brother should have, which Langris interrupts him and calls Finral a coward for running away from home. Langris then tells Finral not act like an older brother and launches his spell, which Finral says that he will stop Langris and launches his spell. As the spells clash, the audience are amazed at what they witness. After the clash, Team E's crystal is destroyed and Finral is wounded on the ground. At another location, Leopold manages to destroy Team G's crystal but the officials announce that Team G are the winners of the match.[47]

The Semi-Finals Matches

As Langris stand over Finral, Langris thinks about how people comment about how the two brothers are so different. Langris wonders why Finral is so nice to him when their parents are only kind to him because he is the superior one. As Langris prepares to finish Finral off, Magna, Luck, and Asta suddenly appear and stop Langris.[48] Asta tells Langris that the match is over and asks what is wrong with Langris since he is attack someone from a weaker squad than his own. Julius suddenly appears with Marx and Owen, who starts to heal Finral. Julius tells Langris that he cannot trust a man who goes easy on his comrades, but he cannot trust even more a man who would kill his comrades. Asta reminds Langris what Finral told Langris the last time they met and explains how Finral is a better magic knight than Langris is.

Langris gets angry at Asta and comments about how Asta is full of himself for making it this far. Langris then asks permission to fight against Asta, Luck, and Magna, but suddenly attacks Asta with a spell. Asta easily counters the spell, which Langris is upset about. Marx asks if they should stop them, which Julius responds that there is no one to start or stop in battle and says that they will continue.[49] Langris expresses how he never liked Asta since they first met, which Asta says that he feels the same with Langris. Augustus yells at Asta and Langris for fighting without his permission, which Julius stops them both with a restraining spell. Julius tells them that they will be fighting in an official match, and that they will be done preparing the match before their angers calm.[50] At the Black Bulls headquarters, Yami is about to finish Sekke off when Cob shows up and saves Sekke.

Cob brings Mimosa, Sekke, Fragil, and Zora to the battlefield, which Julius explains that this is a match and what they need to do to win. As Julius releases the spell, Asta and Langris head out to meet up with their teammates. Asta apologizes to his teammates about wanting to face off against Langris, which Mimosa agrees too while Zora laughs about the situation and agrees to help. Langris meets up with his teammates, and tells them that they will not be needed since he can do it by his self. As the audience wonder what is wrong with Langris, Marx thinks back when he was talking with Julius about how there might be an unconscious traitor within the magic knights and that they will use the exam as a way to flush out the traitor.[51]

As the match begins, Langris launches a spell at Team B's crystal but Asta blocks the spell. Team B decides to use that same strategy as the first match and heads towards Team G's crystal. Langris quickly follows them and plans to destroy Team B's crystal before they can reach his crystal. Asta blocks against Langris's spell and thinks about how he was be able to block the spell. As Asta thinks about how the spell is overwhelming him, Asta is wounded but Mimosa quickly heals him. Langris continues his assault against Team B, and starts to taunt Team B about how he is a true magic knight. Asta replies that Finral was saving lives compared to Langris, which Langris interrupts and says that Finral was not strong enough to defeat his enemies. Langris manages to damage Team B's crystal and says that the one that wins is right. Asta remembers when Finral told him that he believes that Asta will become the Magic Emperor, and says that Finral had acknowledged him and he will win.[52] Marx thinks about how this is no simple match anymore and wonders what is happening with this fight.

As Mimosa heals Asta, she also thinks about how her magic can't keep up. Mimosa tells Asta that his body will give out before the crystal is destroyed, which Asta replies not yet. Asta thinks about how he can use the black form but that he can't enter the pose to use it. Asta calls for Zora's help, which Zora appears with a magic circle to block Langris's spells.[53] Zora thinks about the situation he is in and then remembers his dad who was a magic knight. Zora then remembers how his dad had died and how it was his comrades who killed him. Zora decides to take not the appearance of the doll his dad had made him, and take on all of the corrupt magic knights.[54] Zora comments about how Langris is no magic knight, which Langris has his spells move around Zora's magic circle. As Langris's spells hit Zora, a magic circle suddenly appear on Zora. The magic circle then activates and repel the spell back at Langris.[55] As the spell gets closer to Langris, Langris launches another spell that negates the first one.[56] Langris says that Zora's trump card was useless since he is special. Langris also comments about how he is different from Zora and Finral, while firing another spell at Zora. Suddenly Asta appeared in his black form and counters Langris's spell. Mimosa goes to heal Zora, which Zora doesn't want but Mimosa heals him anyway since they are teammates. Langris asks about Asta's form, which Asta replies that it is the last ditch effect of a commoner. Langris then comments about how everyone is a thorn in his side for trying to stand on the same stage as someone special like him. Asta comments about how special Langris truly is, and how he has always admired people like Langris. Asta also comments about how he doesn't want to be acknowledged by people like Langris, while also explaining how all the magic knights have gotten stronger to fight to where they are now.[57]

Langris tells Asta to shut up, and fires a spell at Asta while also calling him a useless nothing. Asta says that he will burn a nothing's power into Langris's memory, while destroying Langris's spell. Asta lands a hit on Langris, which Langris notices that he can't use his magic. Asta then uses his Black Meteorite spell to not only defeat Langris but to destroy Team G's crystal.[58] As both team's crystals are destroyed at the same time, the officials announce that the match is a draw.[59] Zara then mocks every member of both teams about their faults. As Asta faints, the other magic knights caught him and agrees to fight with all their strength as magic knights of the Clover Kingdom.[60]

The officials get on the next match, which Luck has an idea about facing Captain Rill. Rill gets excited about the painting he will create from the match, when he senses a powerful mana source. Team K decides to combine their magic for a powerful strike, which Rill prepares to counterattack. Team K fires the shot, which goes straight through a mountain, but Rill uses a spell to redirect the spell back and destroy Team K's crystal. The officials announce that Team I are the winners of the match, which the audience are shocked about Rill's power.[61] As they move on to the next match, Team P gets excited about the fight. Yuno manages to easily win the match, which the officials announce that Team P are the winners of the match. Julius announces that since the first round of the semi-finals ended with a draw, the next match will be the finals.[62]

The Finals

As the match begins, the fighting splits into two fronts.[63] Noelle and En protect their crystal from Nils and Ruben, while Yuno takes on Rill. As Rill manages to block Yuno's spells, Yuno decides to use his trump card. With the knowledge he obtained with his training, Yuno coats himself with spirit magic.[64] After seeing Yuno's transformation, Rill gets excited and creates a creature. both of them then fire a blast at each other. As both of them clash with each other, both of them enjoy the fight. Asta, who is watching the match, is frustrated that he is not the one battling Yuno. As Rill gets more excited, Rill accidentally destroyed his crystal. The officials announce that since Rill destroyed his crystal, Team P are the winners of the match.[65]




  1. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 112 (p. 4-7) and Episode 73.
  2. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 112 (p. 8-15) and Episode 73.
  3. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 112 (p. 15-20) and Episode 73.
  4. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 113 (p. 1-5) and Episode 73.
  5. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 113 (p. 6-7) and Episode 73.
  6. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 113 (p. 7-12) and Episode 73.
  7. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 113 (p. 12-17).
  8. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 114 (p. 1).
  9. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 114 (p. 2-3).
  10. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 114 (p. 4-7).
  11. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 114 (p. 8).
  12. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 115 (p. 1-5).
  13. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 115 (p. 12).
  14. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 115 (p. 17).
  15. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 116 (p. 5).
  16. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 116 (p. 15).
  17. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 117 (p. 2-3).
  18. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 117 (p. 9).
  19. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 117 (p. 13-15).
  20. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 118 (p. 5).
  21. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 118 (p. 12-16).
  22. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 119 (p. 5).
  23. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 119 (p. 9).
  24. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 119 (p. 14-15).
  25. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 120 (p. 1).
  26. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 120 (p. 5-6).
  27. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 120 (p. 10).
  28. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 120 (p. 17).
  29. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 121 (p. 1-2).
  30. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 121 (p. 12-13).
  31. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 121 (p. 16-17).
  32. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 122 (p. 3).
  33. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 122 (p. 4-5).
  34. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 122 (p. 7).
  35. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 122 (p. 14-15).
  36. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 123 (p. 5-6).
  37. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 123 (p. 17).
  38. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 124 (p. 1-2).
  39. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 124 (p. 8-9).
  40. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 124 (p. 17).
  41. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 125 (p. 3-5).
  42. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 125 (p. 10-11).
  43. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 125 (p. 12).
  44. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 126 (p. 2).
  45. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 126 (p. 14).
  46. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 127 (p. 5).
  47. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 127 (p. 11).
  48. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 127 (p. 13-14).
  49. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 127 (p. 20).
  50. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 128 (p. 2).
  51. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 128 (p. 9-10).
  52. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 128 (p. 16-17).
  53. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 129 (p. 3).
  54. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 129 (p. 11).
  55. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 129 (p. 16-17).
  56. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 130 (p. 1-4).
  57. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 130 (p. 10-11).
  58. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 130 (p. 14-17).
  59. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 131 (p. 2).
  60. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 131 (p. 6).
  61. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 131 (p. 14).
  62. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 131 (p. 17).
  63. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 132 (p. 1-2).
  64. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 132 (p. 4-7).
  65. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 132 (p. 17).


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