|“||Being weak is nothing to be ashamed of... Staying weak is!!
Fuegoleon Vermillion 「フエゴレオン・ヴァーミリオン Fuegoreon Vāmirion」 is a nobleman and the first son of the Clover Kingdom's House Vermillion, one of its royal families. He is also the captain of the Crimson Lion squad of the Magic Knights. He is temporarily replaced by his older sister, Mereoleona, while he is in a coma, and later returns to his position after recovering. Salamander, the spirit of fire, chooses to serve Fuegoleon after it abandons Fana.
Fuegoleon is a tall man with purple eyes and long, straight vermillion hair. His hair is neatly combed to the back while leaving his long fringe combed to the left in a wavy hairstyle. One of his notable features is the red markings around his eyes. Another one is a diamond-shaped mark of similar color on the center of his forehead. Additionally, he also wears a pair of red earrings. During his fight with Licht, Fuegoleon loses his right arm, and it is later replaced by one made of fire.
Fuegoleon's attire consists of a white tunic which is covered by a dark blue shirt with long sleeves and high collar. The shirt is decorated with gold-colored fabric with vertical stripes design on its edges, collars, and along the sleeves. In order to keep the shirt together, he wears a purple sash around his waist. Moreover, he wears white trousers and black high boots with similar design as his shirt. On top of his attire, he wears a long red cape.
As a member of the Crimson Lion squad, Fuegoleon wears the squad's signature robe that only covers his torso. His squad robe has similar color as his personal robe. The robe has gold intricate designs at the lower front edge and complemented with a scarf of similar red color. Additionally, a pair of gold-colored ropes are protruding from between the scarf and the robe at the front and a purple stone is decorating each end. Lastly, the squad's insignia is located at the center back of the robe.
Six months after the elves' attack, Fuegoleon wears a similar high-collared shirt but with a clover pattern on the left side of his chest. A leather belt holds the shirt closed more, and his grimoire pouch hangs off the left. His squad robe has scalloped edges and gold trim; the trim along the bottom forms clovers.
As a boy, Fuegoleon has short hair and wears a dark, short-sleeved shirt with a light-colored design along the edges and up the sleeves.
As a young man, Fuegoleon has shorter hair, which he ties with a band. Additionally, he does not sport the diamond-shaped symbol on his forehead yet. His attire is similar to what he wears as an adult, but the shirt has short sleeves.
Fuegoleon is a fair person that judges people from their true worth rather than their social status. This side of him is seen when he is defending Asta from the House Silva's oppression by reasoning with them that Asta was brought by Julius Novachrono, which means that the Magic Emperor has acknowledged his worth. Furthermore, his act also shows his view of justice where he would not stand and stay silent when someone is being oppressed regardless of the reason or the status of the perpetrator.
Fuegoleon has also been shown to have a charismatic personality that translates to his leadership ability. He is able to quickly take charge of a situation and deploy orders accordingly, such as giving several Knights orders after shortly being informed that the Royal Capital is being invaded. Fuegoleon is also very calm and collected in dire situations. He is capable of analyzing and finds his opponent's weaknesses, even while defending against a barrage of attacks.
Moreover, Fuegoleon is a wise man with a no-nonsense mentality where he would immediately scold anyone that loses focus in an important situation. His wisdom can be seen when he is willing to consult Noelle Silva after she was humiliated by her siblings, regardless of her reputation within the noble community.
Lastly, as a noble, Fuegoleon is still a prideful man where he could easily be angered by the slightest hint of impoliteness, such as when Nozel Silva is giving him a condescending remark and when he admits to himself that Yami was more perceptive than him when it came to Asta.
Fuegoleon is born as the oldest son of House Vermillion. He is instructed in magic by Theresa Rapual and spends much of his time with his older sister, Mereoleona. Fuegoleon also forges a rivalry with one of his distant relatives, Nozel Silva. The relationship is preserved, even after both of them are inducted into their respective squads of the Magic Knights.
The day before Mereoleona receives her grimoire, Fuegoleon approaches her about her decision not to join the Crimson Lion squad. She disparages the Magic Knights, so Fuegoleon challenges her to a fight. The resulting blaze destroys part of the Vermillion Estate, and the confrontation becomes known as "Hot-Blooded Tuesday".
One day, when Leopold is three years old, Mereoleona suggests that they throw their younger brother into a giant chasm as training. Fuegoleon instead decides to train Leopold himself. He spends much of his childhood and early adulthood alongside his younger brother and they develop a strong bond.
One day, Fuegoleon marks himself with a diamond-shaped symbol on his forehead as he vows to become the next Magic Emperor. When Leopold asks him of it, he explains to him the weight of the symbol within their family. During his tenure as the captain of the Crimson Lion squad, Fuegoleon attends one of the Magic Knight entrance exams where Rades Spirito, a commoner, is the best performing mage of the exam.
Six years later, after preventing a foreign invasion, Fuegoleon returns to Royal Capital with Julius Novachrono and other captains of the Magic Knights. They are welcomed with joy and cheers from the Noble Region's citizens.
Six months later, Fuegoleon attends a Magic Knights Entrance Exam in which Asta and Yuno are participating, along with his younger brother. During the exam, Fuegoleon becomes curious on the reason behind Asta's inability to fly using the broom that was given to him. At the end of the exam, Fuegoleon recruits one of the participants into his ranks, requests Yuno, and passes on Asta before leaving the venue.
Sometime later, Fuegoleon is invited to a War Merits Conferment Ceremony that would honor his brother at the Magic Knights headquarters. While they are waiting for Julius at the venue, the said Magic Emperor arrives while bringing 5 young Knights along with him to attend the ceremony as well. At the end of the ceremony, Fuegoleon proceeds on attending a celebratory banquet that the Emperor had prepared.
After Julius leaves the banquet hall, the situation goes awry when several Knights are clashing with the Knights that were brought by Julius. Seeing that the conflict is going for the worse possibility when Nozel steps in to reprimand Asta, the Crimson Lion captain quickly prevents his fellow captain from conducting the act of attacking a young Magic Knight.
Fuegoleon tries to reason with him by saying that Julius who brought him to the ceremony must have already acknowledged Asta's worth. Unfortunately, the tension between the captains rises when Nozel retaliates by passively insulting Fuegoleon's family. As both captains release a hostile pressure of Magic Power, someone enters the hall and informs the Knights that the Royal Capital has been invaded.
Hearing the report, Fuegoleon immediately conducts a strategy meeting with the other Knights to get a grasp of the situation. The moment Leopold Vermillion leaves the hall to follow Asta, Fuegoleon swiftly takes charge of the situation and deploys orders to the Knights. He also prepares to leave as he takes Noelle Silva with him and tries to catch up with his brother. Arriving at the North District of the Royal Capital, after catching up with Leopold, the three of them are immediately surrounded by an army of corpses. Realizing that their enemies are already dead, Fuegoleon proceeds on decimating all of them with his fire spells.
During the fight, Fuegoleon also manages to save Noelle from the corpses' attack when he notices that her mind is not in the battlefield. He immediately approaches her and reprimands her for her behavior while also giving her a few words of encouragement.
Later on, after observing that Asta is struggling against Rades Spirito, Fuegoleon immediately interferes by incinerating No.2 - Alfred. He then assures Asta that he had given a good effort by praising his tenacity. The Crimson Lion's captain then proclaims the young Knight as his rival as well due to the latter's ambition to become the next Magic Emperor before preparing to fight Rades.
Subsequently, Fuegoleon manages to prevent Asta from overexerting himself before questioning Rades about his reason on invading the Royal Capital. Fuegoleon then remembers him from a Magic Knight entrance exam from six years ago after Rades reveals his identity. As he disagrees on Rades's reason for the attack, the captain begins his assault on Rades after he checks on his little brother. To his surprise, Rades's new corpse, No.1 - Carl, is able to withstand his attack with its defense magic spell. As the fight continues, Fuegoleon also asks Asta to watch his fight and learn something from it.
While seemingly being cornered by Carl's attack, Fuegoleon unleashes an attack that easily incinerates Carl. He then starts a speech that encourages Leopold and Noelle to defeat No.3 - David while crushing Rades's fighting spirit. Afterwards, Fuegoleon immediately restrains Rades with his magic after Leopold and Noelle defeat his last corpse.
As he confiscates Rades's grimoire, Fuegoleon learns that Rades is only capable of using a single spell. Fuegoleon once more questions Rades of his group's true objective and learns that he is their true target, with the attack meant to be a distraction. At that moment, Fuegoleon is suddenly teleported by Valtos to an unknown location where he encounters William Vangeance and Patolli. Caught off guard by the betrayal, Fuegoleon is quickly defeated, losing his right arm and magic stone. He is then sent back to the Royal Capital.
As his grimoire begins to disintegrate, Noelle desperately tries to stop Fuegoleon's bleeding and prevent him from dying. When the other Magic Knights arrive at their location, Mimosa Vermillion proceeds on healing him after the enemies had escaped. However, his cousin finds her abilities are not enough to heal Fuegoleon and suggests the Knights to take him to a medical ward. Fuegoleon is then taken into the medical ward alongside his brother, where he is healed by several mages. Unfortunately, they are uncertain whether the nobleman would ever regain his consciousness as he remains asleep after his treatment is finished.
Months later, the vice-captain Randall Luftair is possessed by an elf spirit and attacks the other Crimson Lions at the squad base. Salamander drops down from the sky and chooses Fuegoleon as its new master. Fuegoleon emerges from the base and saves his younger brother from the elf. He commends his brother's efforts and takes over the fight with the help of Salamander. Thankful for the spirit's power, Fuegoleon unleashes Salamander's Breath and overwhelms the elf. He then restrains the elf with the resulting flames, while the watching Crimson Lions cheer him on. Fuegoleon turns his attention to the chaos in the kingdom and to the battle ahead.
Fuegoleon flies to Clover Castle and, alongside his recovered sister, swiftly defeats the elves attacking the Black Bulls. Fuegoleon apologizes for making Nozel wait. Before the gate to the Shadow Palace closes, Fuegoleon carries Mereoleona and Mimosa, while Nozel carries Asta and Noelle as the Black Bulls and Kirsch Vermillion fight off more possessed Golden Dawns.
Once they pass through the gate, the group is separated and scattered to different parts of the palace, and  Fuegoleon encounters the possessed Kaiser Granvorka. Fuegoleon demands that the elf surrender Kaiser's body but struggles to attack or defend due to the elf-boosted Vortex Magic. Fuegoleon uses Salamander as a distraction while he extinguishes his magic power and slips past the elf's magic sensing. Fuegoleon then reignites his right arm and punches the elf in the stomach.
After defeating the elf, Fuegoleon flies around the Shadow Palace and finds the unconscious David Swallow. When Zagred's magic pours down from the upper room, Fuegoleon carries the two elves further down and is surprised when they glow as Licht draws on the elves' magic to power a spell to destroy the devil. Zagred survives and floods the Shadow Palace with more of its magic, so Licht and Lemiel Silvamillion Clover then send out protective auras to the elves. When Lemiel's magic gives out and the protective light disappears, Valtos saves the Magic Knights and elves with his Spatial Magic, bringing them to the topmost chamber.
The humans and elves return to Clover Castle, and Fuegoleon watches as William, Licht, and Asta work together to exorcise the remaining elves. Afterward, Fuegoleon moves through the damaged parts of the kingdom and helps rescue people trapped in the rubble.
A few days later, Nozel and Fuegoleon interrupt the fight between the Black Bulls and Damnatio Kira during Asta's trial. The two captains deliver a mission from Julius: the Black Bulls will be exiled while the squad investigates devils.
Six months later, after the Golden Dawn's and Black Bull's bases are attacked and their captains are abducted, the remaining captains gather for a meeting and are briefed on the Dark Triad's plot. Fuegoleon is aggravated by Jack's dismissive tone regarding the grave situation. When Jack, Charlotte, and Nozel begin bickering, Fuegoleon tells them to control themselves, but they are all interrupted by the sudden arrival of Nacht Faust and Asta. Fuegoleon and three other captains stand to attack the strange intruder, but Nacht summons four masked creatures to hold them. After Julius vouches for Nacht's identity as the Black Bull's vice-captain and a spy in the Spade Kingdom, the captains stand down and listen as Nacht explains the Tree of Qliphoth's ritual and structure. Afterward, Nacht expresses his desire to build a team around Asta and his Anti Magic in order to rescue Yami and William and to destroy the Tree of Qliphoth. When Yuno requests a place on the team, Fuegoleon points out that remaining to defend the kingdom is also an important mission. After Nacht announces that the team will leave on the morning of the third day, the meeting is adjourned and Fuegoleon suggests requesting help from the Heart Kingdom. However, Charlotte reveals that they have been unable to contact the Heart Kingdom, and Nacht supposes that Vanica Zogratis may have attacked the kingdom.
Three days later, Fuegoleon and the other Magic Knights selected for the Spade Kingdom invasion gather at the Magic Knights Headquarters. He asks where Asta is and Nacht tells him that his training will be a little longer. After the squad infiltrates the castle, Zenon Zogratis unleashes a giant demon on the castle town. Fuegoleon is concerned for the people outside, but Nacht assures him they will be fine as Mereoleona arrives to fight the demon. Jack, Fuegoleon, and Nacht split off to face Dante Zogratis. Fuegoleon trails behind to handle the Dark Disciples along the way, while Jack and Nacht continue on to fight Dante.
After the first gate opens, a horde of devils emerge from the castle. Fuegoleon blasts three Dark Disciples out through a wall and then catches several devils in swirling flames, blocking their path out of the castle. However, the devils push through the flames, and some flying devils distract Fuegoleon and Salamander.
Later, when the second gate opens and Lucifero combines all the devils body into a giant monstrous form, Fuegoleon and Mereoleona combine their magic to stop one of Lucifero's tentacles from crushing the Resistance members. After Asta slices the monster and destroys the Qliphoth Advent Ritual, Fuegoleon and most of the other captains meet up and relax over their victory. However, Lucifero compresses the monster's remains into a body, through which he manifests in a half-complete form. He then forces the humans to prostrate themselves before him. Asta attempts to fight Lucifero, but once Asta is sent crashing into the ground, the captains rally around him and prepare to fight Lucifero. After Salamander's attack does not damage Lucifero, Fuegoleon attempts to punch him, but Lucifero grabs and swings Salamander, slamming it into Fuegoleon. Despite their injuries, Fuegoleon and the other captains refuse to give up. Asta manages to cut off the tip of one of Lucifero's horns, which infuriates the devil. The captains rescue Asta and pass along the injured Black Bull, keeping him away from Lucifero. When Nozel's Mercury Magic temporarily restrains Lucifero, then Fuegoleon, Mereoleona, and Salamander blast him with their combined magic power. However, Lucifero emerges unscathed, knocks Mereoleona aside, and throws Fuegoleon into Rill, knocking out both captains and breaking Twilight of Valhalla.
- Fire Magic: Fuegoleon uses this magic attribute to manipulate the element of fire. Fuegoleon has great mastery over this magic where he can concentrate a high amount of fire to increase its offensive power.
- Creation Magic: Fuegoleon uses this form of magic to shape objects and entities from fire. He has a penchant of creating a fire lion when fighting against his opponents.
- Spirit Magic: Fuegoleon uses this form of magic to summon a spirit that can assist him in battle. He uses this magic to summon Salamander, the fire spirit.
- Master Tactician: Fuegoleon is a master strategist, as shown in his fight with Rades Spirito, he is able to find a gap in his opponent's defenses and precisely shoot a spell through it.
- Enhanced Strength: Fuegoleon possesses great physical strength due to Reinforcement Magic. A single punch to the gut is enough to defeat an Apostle of Sephirah.
- Immense Magic Power: As a royal and captain of a Magic Knights squad, Fuegoleon possesses an immense amount of magic power. He can create an intense pressure around his surroundings just from releasing it and manifest a large lion from his magic power.
- Grimoire: Fuegoleon possesses a three-leaf clover grimoire that contains fire-based magic spells. The grimoire has red covers with an intricate flower design, which is decorating the border of its covers and an ornament of leaves arranged in the shape of a sun at the center of the covers.
- Fuegoleon Vermillion vs. Rades Spirito: Win
- Fuegoleon Vermillion vs. Patolli: Loss
- Fuegoleon Vermillion vs. Elf: Win
- Fuegoleon Vermillion vs. Apostle of Sephirah: Win
Fuegoleon cares for his little brother, Leopold, though he does get irritated when Leopold acts recklessly.
When Asta takes the Magic Knights Entrance Exam, Fuegoleon does not see the boy's potential. However, when Asta is invited to a War Merits Conferment Ceremony, Fuegoleon defends Asta, praising him for standing up for his friend and for his beliefs. During the Invasion on the Capital caused by the Eye of the Midnight Sun, Fuegoleon saw Asta in battle and hears his claim that he will become the next magic emperor. After this, Fuegoleon became impressed by Asta's tenacity, and the Crimson Lion's captain even stepped in and helped Asta in his battle with Rades Spirito, then proclaims the young Knight as his rival, stating that he shares the same dream and goal. During the fight against Lucifero he said that he is looking forward to Asta future as a Magic Knight.
Fuegoleon has been rivals with Nozel Silva since childhood. Fuegoleon was quick to reprimand Nozel for attacking Asta during the War Merits Conferment Ceremony, and was even quicker to prepare to fight him for doing so. Nozel, in turn was also prepared to do the same, seeing Fuegoleon's interference in the matter as annoying. Despite this, however, the two are on good terms with one another, and they both genuinely respect the others' abilities.
- "Being weak is nothing to be ashamed of... Staying weak is!!" 「恥ずべきは弱い者ではない... 弱いままの者だ!! "Hazubeki wa yowai monode wanai... Yowai mama no monoda!!"」
- Fuegoleon's name can be pronounced as fuego león, which are Spanish for "fire" and "lion", respectively.
- Fuegoleon's grimoire design is the background for Volume 3's cover.
- Fuegoleon's favorite things are long soaks in public baths and people with ambition.
- Assorted Questions Brigade Rankings:
- Fuegoleon ranked #9 in the first popularity poll, #6 in the second, #11 in the third, #12 in the fourth, and #24 in the fifth.
- In the VIZ popularity polls, Fuegoleon ranked #17 in the fifth.
- Fuegoleon is one of the favorite characters of Snow Man.
|Mereoleona Vermillion • Fuegoleon Vermillion • Kirsch Vermillion • Leopold Vermillion • Mimosa Vermillion|
|Fire Magic • Cherry Blossom Magic • Plant Magic|
|Crimson Lion • Coral Peacock • Golden Dawn|
|Ben Benfunk • Gareth • Rokken|
|Ruben Chagar • Leopold Vermillion • Forte Gris|
|Theresa Rapual • Mereoleona Vermillion • Goht|
|Salamander's Breath • Salamander's Claw||Fana • Fana (elf) • Fuegoleon Vermillion|
|Sylph's Breath • Spirit Storm • Liable Tempest • Spirit's Hushed Dance • Spirit of Zephyr • Spirit of Boreas • Spirit of Euros • Saint Spirit of Zephyr||Yuno Grinberryall|
|Ludic Sanctuary • Saint Valkyrie Dress||Lolopechka • Noelle Silva|