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David Swallow 「ダヴィド・スワロー David Suwarō」 is a nobleman and a member of the Clover Kingdom's Golden Dawn squad of the Magic Knights. He is also the human host for the elf Baval.[1]


David is a tall young man with blue eyes and short blond hair. He wears the Golden Dawn uniform and squad robe.

While possessed by Baval, two red tattoos appear on his forehead and his ears become pointed.[2]


David is a relaxed and affable individual[3] who cares for his squadmates' well-beings.[4][5]


After Patolli sets the last magic stone in the sephirot, David is possessed by Baval and gathers together with the other possessed Golden Dawns.[6] During the Battle of Clover Castle, Zagred manages to seize control of David's body from Baval. Once the Shadow Palace is opened, Zagred flies through the gate and switches to Ronne's body,[7] leaving David and Baval unconscious.[8]

Later that night, all the remaining elves are exorcised after William Vangeance and Licht combine their magic to connect the elves to a giant tree through which Asta sends Anti Magic.[9]

Six months later, David is walking around the Golden Dawn base with two other squad members. They discuss Yuno's recent message from Hage and his quick rise to the vice-captain position.[3] Suddenly the base is attacked by Spade Kingdom mages, and David alerts Yuno to the attack.[10] The Golden Dawns concentrate their offensive spells on the invaders, but the Dark Disciples Gaderois Godroc and Foyal Migusteau withstand the attacks while Zenon Zogratis heads to the upper floors to find William. David watches helplessly as Gaderois rampages through the squad members and smashes David into the stairs.[11] Yuno returns to the base and confronts Gaderois. During the fight, Yuno evades attacks while moving the critically injured but alive Knights to safety.[12]

After Zenon captures William and leaves, William's Budding of Yggdrasil activates and heals the injured Golden Dawns. David is grateful that the spell managed to save them, but is saddened that half of them were already dead or beyond saving.[13]

Battle Prowess[]


  • Dice Magic: David uses this magic attribute to manifest dice that generate power in proportion to the number of pips rolled.[14][15]


  • Large Magic Power: As a nobleman, David possesses a large amount of magic power. After being freed from Baval's possession, David retains some of the elf's magic.[16]


  • Grimoire: David possesses a grimoire that contains various dice-based magic spells.[14]
  • Communication Device: David possesses a small device that allows him to communicate with Vice-Captain Yuno. It can only transmit audio.[17]


  • In Episode 141, David's surname is listed as Slower 「スロワー Surowā」.


  1. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 179 (p. 3) and Episode 98.
  2. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 172 (p. 14) and Episode 98.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 234 (p. 1-2) and Episode 160.
  4. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 235 (p. 6-7) and Episode 160.
  5. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 239 (p. 9) and Episode 161.
  6. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 172 (p. 10-15) and Episode 98.
  7. Black Clover Manga — Vol. 24 (p. 26), Assorted Questions Brigade No.1
  8. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 195 (p. 5) and Episode 114.
  9. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 213 (p. 7-11) and Episode 120.
  10. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 234 (p. 12-15) and Episode 160.
  11. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 235 (p. 2-7) and Episode 160.
  12. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 236 (p. 5-6) and Episode 161.
  13. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 239 (p. 3-9) and Episode 161.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 182 (p. 12-13) and Episode 110.
  15. Black Clover Anime — Episode 141.
  16. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 237 (p. 5) and Episode 161.
  17. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 234 (p. 12-13) and Episode 160.


Golden Dawn Squad
Yuno GrinberryallWilliam Vangeance
Langris Vaude
Alecdora Sandler
Klaus LunettesMimosa Vermillion
Unknown Rank
David SwallowLetoile Becquerel
Hamon CaseusSiren Tium