The Dark Triad漆黒の三極性ダークトライアド Dāku Toraiado」 are a trio of powerful mages who currently rule over the Spade Kingdom.[1]


The Dark Triad are three mages who currently rule the Spade Kingdom. Years ago, they usurped rule of the Kingdom from the royal family, House Grinberryall. The Dark Triad uses fear to subjugate the people and take control of the nation.[2]

Under their rule, the Spade Kingdom has conquered most of the Diamond Kingdom and begun preparing to invade the other kingdoms.[3] The weaker citizens of the Spade Kingdom have been forced from their homes and into service as sources of magic power for the kingdom's mobile fortresses.[4]

Tree of Qliphoth

Tree of Qliphoth

Tree of Qliphoth

One of the Dark Triad's objectives is the recreation of the Tree of Qliphoth 「クリフォトの樹 Kurifoto No Ki」, a magic channel that connects to the underworld and will allow devils to enter the living world. The tree requires World Tree Magic and Dark Magic to grow,[5] so Zenon Zogratis leads an attack on the Golden Dawn squad in order to capture William Vangeance, while Dante Zogratis attacks the Black Bull squad to capture Yami Sukehiro.[6][7]

The resulting destruction would devastate the entire continent and result in the massacre of 90% of the human population, bringing humanity close to extinction.[8]


The members of the Dark Triad are all known to be extremely powerful mages whose strength is on par with devils, as they are possessed by the highest-ranking devils from the underworld.[1][9] Their direct subordinates are the Dark Disciples漆黒の使徒ダークディサイプル Dāku Disaipuru[10] who can access significant proportions of a devil's power such as 40%. These powers grant the Dark Triad and Dark Disciples a massive boost in power which allow them to easily take on and overpower an entire squad of Magic Knights on their own.[11]

Dark Triad
Dark Disciples
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  • The Qliphoth is the arrangement of evil forces in Kabbalah and is the opposing structure to the Sefirot, which was used for the elves' apostles and the tree of life monument.
  • The Zogratis siblings have magic attributes related to the human body: Bone, Blood, and Body Magic.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Black Clover Manga — Chapter 231 (p. 12).
  2. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 233 (p. 12).
  3. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 229 (p. 4-6).
  4. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 231 (p. 5).
  5. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 246 (p. 7-9).
  6. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 235 (p. 12-13).
  7. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 239 (p. 15).
  8. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 252 (p. 9-10).
  9. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 243 (p. 7).
  10. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 235 (p. 5).
  11. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 235 (p. 7).


Spade Kingdom
Dark Triad
Dante ZogratisZenon ZogratisVanica Zogratis
Dark Disciples
Gaderois GodrocFoyal MigusteauSvenkin GatardSivoir SnyleHalbet
House Grinberryall
Loyce • Ciel • YunoRalph Niaflem
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