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A grimoire魔導書グリモワール Gurimowāru」 is a book that allow their users to cast specific spells that are far in advance of their own natural magical abilities. It is one of the primary sources of power for the Magic Knights and other mages.

Description

Grimoires are magical items that greatly enhance the user's ability to use magic. They also serve as a written record for all of a user's spells. Most of a grimoire's pages are empty at first; as a grimoire owner grows and develops as a person, the grimoire grows and develops with them, and new magic spells are inscribed into the book to fill the blank pages.[1][2][3]

When in use, a grimoire levitates either in front of or beside its owner and follows the mage wherever they go. When the grimoire owner activates a spell, the pages in the grimoire turn on their own until turning to the page containing the spell that the mage intends to use.

Because a grimoire is connected to its owner, a mage cannot use another person's grimoire,[4][5] and a grimoire will disintegrate as its owner dies.[6][7][8]

15-year-olds receive their grimoire

Mages receiving their grimoires.

Before being claimed by their rightful owners, grimoires are stored in Grimoire Towers, special libraries scattered around the kingdoms. Once a person has turned 15 years old, they can attend the annual Grimoire Acceptance Ceremony in March in order to receive their grimoire.[9][10][5] A mage who misses the ceremony after their fifteenth birthday can travel to any Grimoire Tower and receive their grimoire individually at any time.[11]

Grimoires of mages from the Clover, Diamond, Heart, and Spade Kingdoms have clover, diamond, heart, and spade insignias, respectively, on their front covers.[12][13][14][15]

In the case of the Clover Kingdom, a grimoire with a three-leaf clover is common, while a grimoire with a four-leaf clover is rare. It is said that a four-leaf clover grimoire brings good luck and is only received by a truly exceptional mage.

Five-Leaf Clover Grimoires

Patolli dark grimoire

A corrupted grimoire.

When the owner of a four-leaf clover grimoire falls into absolute despair, the book is corrupted by its owner's deep despair and hatred, becoming what is known as a Grimoire of Despair 「絶望の魔導書グリモワール Zetsubō no Gurimowāru」.[16] During this process, the clover turns black and develops a fifth leaf.[17]

These five-leaf clover grimoires can be taken and possessed by devils, who use the books to manifest their true powers.[18]

Unlike ordinary grimoires, a five-leaf clover grimoire does not disintegrate upon its owner's death.[19] Instead, it goes dormant until a new compatible user is born and comes of age.

Known Grimoires

Grimoire Magic Owner Affiliation
Abra grimoire Fire Magic Abra Clover Kingdom
Alecdora grimoire Sand Magic
Restraining Magic
Creation Magic
Alecdora Sandler Golden Dawn
Asta Grimoire Anti Magic
Anti Magic Weapon
Asta Black Bull
Augustus grimoire Light Magic Augustus Kira Clover XIII Clover Kingdom
Babra grimoire Water Magic Babra Clover Kingdom
Ben grimoire Copper Magic Ben Benfunk Crimson Lion
Broccos grimoire Red Ochre Magic
Creation Magic
Broccos Diamond Kingdom
Cabra grimoire Ice Magic Cabra Clover Kingdom
Catherine grimoire Ash Magic
Curse Magic
Catherine Eye of the Midnight Sun
Cesc grimoire Shakudo Magic Cesc Azure Deer
Charlotte grimoire Briar Magic
Creation Magic
Charlotte Roselei Blue Rose
Charmy's grimoire Cotton Magic
Creation Magic
Restraining Magic
Food Magic
Reinforcement Magic
Charmy Pappitson Black Bull
Cob grimoire Spatial Magic Cob Portaport Clover Kingdom
Curtis grimoire Stone Magic Curtis Warren Silver Eagle
Damnatio grimoire Scale Magic Damnatio Kira Clover Kingdom
Dante grimoire Body Magic
Gravity Magic
Dante Zogratis Spade Kingdom
David grimoire Dice Magic David Swallow Golden Dawn
Digit grimoire Poison Plant Magic Digit Taliss Purple Orca
Dmitri's grimoire Fire Magic Dmitri Brint Coral Peacock
Domina grimoire Dominante Code None
Dorothy grimoire Dream Magic Dorothy Unsworth Coral Peacock
En grimoire Fungus Magic En Ringard Green Mantis
Fana grimoire Fire Magic
Crystal Magic
Healing Magic
Creation Magic
Spirit Magic
Fana None
Elf Fana second grimoire Fire Magic
Healing Magic
Fana Elf Tribe
Fanzell grimoire Wind Magic
Creation Magic
Restraining Magic
Fanzell Kruger None
Finral grimoire Spatial Magic Finral Roulacase Black Bull
Forte grimoire Fire Magic Forte Gris Crimson Lion
Foyal grimoire Mist Magic
Creation Magic
Foyal Migusteau Spade Kingdom
Fragil grimoire Snow Magic Fragil Tormenta Azure Deer
Fuegoleon grimoire Fire Magic
Creation Magic
Restraining Magic
Spirit Magic
Fuegoleon Vermillion Crimson Lion
Gaderois grimoire Stone Magic Gaderois Godroc Spade Kingdom
Gadjah grimoire Lightning Magic Gadjah Heart Kingdom
Galleo grimoire Spatial Magic
Creation Magic
Galleo Diamond Kingdom
Gareth grimoire Iron Magic
Creation Magic
Gareth Crimson Lion
Gauche grimoire Mirror Magic Gauche Adlai Black Bull
George grimoire Wind Magic
Creation Magic
George Eye of the Midnight Sun
Gifso grimoire Game Magic Gifso Seabed Temple
Gio grimoire Water Magic
Creation Magic
Gio Seabed Temple
Goht grimoire Restraining Magic Goht Crimson Lion
Corundum grimoire Corundum Magic Unnamed human Golden Dawn
Gordon grimoire Poison Magic
Curse Magic
Gordon Agrippa Black Bull
Grey grimoire Transformation Magic Grey Black Bull
Gueldre grimoire Permeation Magic
Creation Magic
Gueldre Poizot Purple Orca
Hamon grimoire Glass Magic
Creation Magic
Hamon Caseus Golden Dawn
Heath grimoire Ice Magic Heath Grice Eye of the Midnight Sun
Henry grimoire Recombination Magic Henry Legolant Black Bull
Jack grimoire Slash Magic
Reinforcement Magic
Jack the Ripper Green Mantis
Jien grimoire Magic Transcription Magic Jien Du
Julius grimoire Time Magic
Restraining Magic
Julius Novachrono Magic Emperor
Kahono grimoire Song Magic
Healing Magic
Kahono Seabed Temple
Kaiser grimoire Vortex Magic Kaiser Granvorka Purple Orca
Kiato grimoire Butoh Magic Kiato Seabed Temple
Kirsch's grimoire Cherry Blossom Magic Kirsch Vermillion Coral Peacock
Klaus grimoire Steel Magic
Creation Magic
Restraining Magic
Klaus Lunettes Golden Dawn
Ladros grimoire Reinforcement Magic Ladros Diamond Kingdom
Langris grimoire Spatial Magic Langris Vaude Golden Dawn
Lemiel grimoire Light Magic Lemiel Silvamillion Clover Magic Emperor
Leopold grimoire Fire Magic Leopold Vermillion Crimson Lion
Letoile grimoire Compass Magic Letoile Becquerel Golden Dawn
Licht grimoire Sword Magic Licht Elf Tribe
Lily's grimoire Water Magic
Creation Magic
Healing Magic
Lily Aquaria Clover Kingdom
Lolopechka grimoire Water Magic
Spirit Magic
Lolopechka Heart Kingdom
Lotus grimoire Smoke Magic
Creation Magic
Weakening Magic
Lotus Whomalt Diamond Kingdom
Luck grimoire Lightning Magic
Creation Magic
Luck Voltia Black Bull
Magna Grimoire Fire Magic
Restraining Magic
Creation Magic
Reinforcement Magic
Magna Swing Black Bull
Mariella grimoire Ice Magic Mariella None
Mars grimoire Crystal Magic
Fire Magic
Creation Magic
Healing Magic
Mars Diamond Kingdom
Marx grimoire Memory Magic
Communication Magic
Marx Francois Clover Kingdom
Medio grimoire Trap Magic Medio Coral Peacock
Mereoleona grimoire Fire Magic
Reinforcement Magic
Mereoleona Vermillion Crimson Lion
Mimosa grimoire Plant Magic
Creation Magic
Healing Magic
Mimosa Vermillion Golden Dawn
Mohawq grimoire Earth Magic Mohawq Diamond Kingdom
Mohl grimoire Earth Magic Mohl Silver Eagle
Nathan grimoire Black Oil Magic
Creation Magic
Nathan Agrippa Clover Kingdom
Nebra grimoire Mist Magic
Restraining Magic
Creation Magic
Nebra Silva Silver Eagle
Neige grimoire Snow Magic
Creation Magic
Restraining Magic
Neige None
Nils grimoire Ice Magic Nils Ragus Silver Eagle
Nix grimoire Fire Magic Nix Green Mantis
Noelle's grimoire Water Magic
Creation Magic
Noelle Silva Black Bull
Nozel grimoire Mercury Magic Nozel Silva Silver Eagle
Owen's grimoire Water Magic
Healing Magic
Owen Clover Kingdom
Paplo grimoire Bubble Magic
Healing Magic
Paplo Espuma Clover Kingdom
Patolli grimoire Light Magic
Creation Magic
Healing Magic
Patolli Eye of the Midnight Sun
Protobe grimoire Earth Magic Protobe Collina Coral Peacock
Puli grimoire Wing Magic Puli Angel Blue Rose
Rades grimoire Soul Corpse Magic Rades Spirito Eye of the Midnight Sun
Ragus' grimoire Lightning Magic
Creation Magic
Ragus Diamond Kingdom
Ralph grimoire Fire Magic Ralph Niaflem Spade Kingdom
Randall grimoire Air Magic Randall Luftair Crimson Lion
Revchi grimoire Chain Magic
Creation Magic
Revchi Salik Purple Orca(former)
Rhya grimoire Imitation Magic Rhya Eye of the Midnight Sun
Rick grimoire Crystal Magic Rick Cornell Coral Peacock
Rill grimoire Painting Magic Rill Boismortier Azure Deer
Risacca grimoire Water Magic Risacca Ondell Blue Rose
Rokken grimoire Stone Magic Rokken Crimson Lion
Roland grimoire Plant Magic
Trap Magic
Reinforcement Magic
Roland Coral Peacock
Ronne grimoire Switching Magic Unnamed human (Ronne) Clover Kingdom
Ruben grimoire Sandstone Magic Ruben Chagar Crimson Lion
Salim grimoire Lightning Magic Salim Hapshass Clover Kingdom
Sally grimoire Gel Magic
Healing Magic
Sally Eye of the Midnight Sun
Secre grimoire Sealing Magic
Healing Magic
Secre Swallowtail Black Bull
Seihi grimoire Creation Magic Seihi Clover Kingdom
Sekke grimoire Bronze Magic
Curse Magic
Creation Magic
Sekke Bronzazza Green Mantis
Shidan grimoire Plant Magic Shidan Eye of the Midnight Sun
Siren grimoire Rock Magic
Creation Magic
Siren Tium Golden Dawn
Sivoir grimoire Eyeball Magic Sivoir Snyle Spade Kingdom
Sol grimoire Earth Magic
Creation Magic
Sol Marron Blue Rose
Solid grimoire Water Magic
Creation Magic
Restraining Magic
Solid Silva Silver Eagle
Black Spade Grimoire Poison Magic
Creation Magic
Spade Kingdom
Svenkin grimoire Skin Magic Svenkin Gatard Spade Kingdom
Theresa's grimoire Fire Magic
Healing Magic
Creation Magic
Theresa Rapual Clover Kingdom
Toike grimoire Mosquito Magic Toike Eye of the Midnight Sun
Valtos grimoire Spatial Magic Valtos Eye of the Midnight Sun
Vanessa grimoire Thread Magic Vanessa Enoteca Black Bull
Vanica grimoire Blood Magic Vanica Zogratis Spade Kingdom
Vetto's grimoire Beast Magic Vetto Eye of the Midnight Sun
William grimoire World Tree Magic William Vangeance Golden Dawn
Willie grimoire Mud Magic
Restraining Magic
Willie Green Mantis
Witch Queen grimoire Blood Magic
Healing Magic
Creation Magic
Witch Queen Witches' Forest
Xerx grimoire Ice Magic Xerx Lugner Purple Orca
Yagos grimoire Mucus Magic Yagos Diamond Kingdom
Yami grimoire Dark Magic
Restraining Magic
Yami Sukehiro Black Bull
Yuno Grimoire Wind Magic
Creation Magic
Spirit Magic
Yuno Golden Dawn
Patolli dark grimoire Kotodama Magic Zagred None
Zarick grimoire Chain Magic Zarick Eye of the Midnight Sun
Zenon grimoire Bone Magic Zenon Zogratis Spade Kingdom
Zora grimoire Ash Magic
Trap Magic
Zora Ideale Black Bull
Zuta grimoire Vine Magic
Trap Magic
Zuta Eye of the Midnight Sun

Trivia

References

  1. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 7 (p. 15) and Episode 9.
  2. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 45 (p. 13) and Episode 33.
  3. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 99 (p. 17-19) and Episode 64.
  4. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 1 (p. 32) and Episode 1.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 148 (p. 17) and Episode 95.
  6. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 9 (p. 12) and Episode 10.
  7. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 33 (p. 3-4) and Episode 25.
  8. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 147 (p. 5) and Episode 94.
  9. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 1 (p. 18) and Episode 1.
  10. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 148 (p. 2) and Episode 95.
  11. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 148 (p. 17) and Episode 95.
  12. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 1 (p. 21) and Episode 1.
  13. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 13 (p. 4) and Episode 15.
  14. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 225 (p. 13) and Episode 128.
  15. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 229 (p. 13).
  16. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 196 (p. 3) and Episode 115.
  17. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 198 (p. 4-5) and Episode 115.
  18. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 198 (p. 4-7) and Episode 115.
  19. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 205 (p. 10) and Episode 118.
  20. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 1 (p. 46-48) and Episode 1.

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