|“||If you're not prepared to get hurt, then stay off the battlefield!!!
Leopold Vermillion 「レオポルド・ヴァーミリオン Reoporudo Vāmirion」 is a nobleman and the second son of the Clover Kingdom's House Vermillion, one of its royal families. He is a 2nd Class Intermediate Magic Knight of the Crimson Lion squad.
Leopold is a boy of average height with long, messy vermilion hair. He keeps a third of his hair in a braid while leaving the rest in a messy, spiky hairstyle. One of his prominent features is the red markings around his turquoise eyes. After taking a vow to become the next Magic Emperor, Leopold sports a dark-colored, diamond-shaped marking on his forehead.
Leopold wears a set of clothes that clearly shows his nobility. He sports a white tunic under a dark blue shirt with a high collar, which has gold trimming. He also wears a red sash that holds the shirt together. At the bottom, Leopold wears white pants that extend slightly below his knees and a pair of dark blue shoes. On top of everything, Leopold wears a long red robe.
As a member of the Crimson Lion squad, Leopold also wears the squad's signature robe. The red robe is short and only covers his torso. It also has gold-colored intricate designs, which decorate the lower front side of the robe. Additionally, it is complemented by a scarf and a pair of gold-colored ropes that are coming out from between the scarf and the robe. The ropes are decorated with purple stones at the ends. Lastly, the squad's insignia is located at the center back of the robe.
During his childhood, Leopold has shorter, messy hair that covers his ears. He wears similar attire as his teenage years, but the shirt has short sleeves.
After training in the Heart Kingdom, he has grown taller and cut his hair shorter.
Leopold is a brash person who likes to act without properly thinking about his action. This side of him comes out when he sees Asta's rebellion against several nobles, which prompts him to quickly declare the latter as his rival. Additionally, when Asta leaves to defend an invasion by himself, Leopold quickly follows him without listening to his older brother's plan of counterattack.
Furthermore, Leopold is also someone who was raised as a noble. This resulted in his tendency to insult someone of lower social standing or any members of the high society that harbors a peasant, such as when he openly mocks the Golden Dawn squad for having Yuno in their ranks. In addition, Leopold is a man with high self-esteem who is confident in his own abilities where he does not hesitate to decline any assistance during a fight, even if it is from his own older brother.
Growing up in the shadow of his powerful siblings has left Leopold with feelings of self-doubt which occasionally cause him to hesitate in battle.
Leopold was born as a nobleman of House Vermillion where he is the second son. He spends most of his childhood training under his older brother, Fuegoleon Vermillion, in order to polish his abilities. One day, Leopold asks his brother of the symbol, which he branded on his forehead. Once he hears of his brother's vow and overhears several others praise his immense strength and abilities, Leopold aims to become a Knight worthy as his aide.
Years later, Leopold accompanies his older brother, the captain of the Crimson Lion squad, to a Magic Knights Entrance Exam. During the exam, he remains silent as he observes the examinees who are taking on the various tests.
About a week later, Leopold is invited as one of the honorary Magic Knights to a War Merits Conferment Ceremony, at which he is to be promoted and decorated with a medal. He attends the ceremony alongside his brother, who is also invited as the captain of his squad. At the end of the ceremony, Leopold attends the celebratory banquet that Julius Novachrono had prepared for the guests of the ceremony, and the unwanted guests that Julius brought along with him are included.
Once the Magic Emperor leaves the banquet hall, Leopold quickly instigates a conflict where he insults the Golden Dawn members for harboring a peasant, Yuno, in their ranks. His remarks escalate and a conflict arises between one of those unwanted guests, Asta, with several of the honorary Magic Knights. When the conflict dwindles, Leopold openly announces to the other Knights that Asta is his rival after seeing his combat skill.
Not long after, someone enters the hall and informs the Knights that the Royal Capital is being invaded. When Asta decides to rush to the battlefield ahead of his colleagues, Leopold quickly follows suit as he ignores his older brother's directions. Eventually, Fuegoleon manages to catch up with him as they arrive at the North District of the Royal Capital. After seeing that they are fighting against reanimated corpses, Leopold begins to incinerate with his Fire Magic every corpse that he sees.
In the meanwhile, he also observes Asta's fight against Rades Spirito from afar and further praises Asta's fighting style. Subsequently, Leopold assists his rival by incinerating all of the corpses that are preventing him from delivering the final attack on the corpse, No.4 - Jimmy. Afterward, Leopold, along with Noelle Silva, is stuck in a disadvantaged fight against Rades's other corpse, No.3 - David.
When Fuegoleon asks about his condition, Leopold quickly denies any needs of assistance as he shows his brother his unwavering fighting spirit. Subsequently, seeing his older brother's fight and hearing his words of encouragement quickly raise his morale as he prepares to continue his fight against Rades's corpse. After a slight struggle, Leopold and Noelle finally defeat their opponent as they salute Fuegoleon who commends their efforts.
While Fuegoleon is interrogating Rades, the captain is suddenly teleported away from them. Seeing his brother's disappearance, Leopold immediately confronts Rades and demands the latter to reveal his whereabouts. Subsequently, Asta manages to locate the man who teleported Fuegoleon from a pile of corpses where he was hiding. Valtos then opens another portal from which the body of Leopold's older brother falls. Seeing his brother's condition, Leopold is rendered speechless as the revelation filled him with shock and anger.
As he approaches his brother's body, flashes of his past with Fuegoleon begin to emerge while he remains in disbelief. At that moment, Rades suddenly ambushes him and sends him flying towards a wall. However, he quickly regains his footing and prevents Valtos from ambushing Asta. Unfortunately, reinforcements for Rades and Valtos arrive and surround them. As the five mages who came to assist Rades and Valtos begin to launch their assaults on Asta, Leopold quickly enters the fight and rampages against them.
During the fight, Noelle tries to assist them, but her protective spell is easily subdued. At that moment, Leopold and Asta attempt to charge on one of the mages. In contrast, the mage easily defeats both of them with Piercing Tornado Needles. Fortunately, the Knights who were sent away by Valtos, return and prevent the enemies from killing them. Once the enemies have left, Mimosa proceeds on treating Leopold with one of her spells.
Afterward, Leopold is taken into the medical ward for advanced treatments. Once he is able to move, Leopold exits the building and finds the Knights standing outside. He then declares to them of his new ambition as he makes his vow to become the next Magic Emperor by branding himself with the same symbol Fuegoleon has on his forehead.
Months later, after the Star Awards Festival, Mereoleona Vermillion, the new Crimson Lion captain, chastises her squad for ranking fifth and punches Leopold in the face. When she criticizes Fuegoleon's methods, Leopold tries to defend his brother but is punched again by his sister. She demands that they prove their strength and decides to train them at a hot spring, which confuses Leopold and the others.
When Mereoleona grabs Asta, Leopold is excited to see his rival will be joining them and explains that no one can escape his sister's grasp. After that, she also grabs Yuno. Leopold follows his sister as she collects Yami Sukehiro, Charlotte Roselei, and Noelle and carries them to the Ultime-Volcano Mountain Trail, the appearance of which shocks Leopold. He challenges Asta to a race to the top and also challenges Yuno because he is Asta's rival, too. Mereoleona kicks Leopold and Asta closer to the volcano, and they struggle to breathe in the superheated mana. Leopold watches Yami and Charlotte charge forward and realizes that they are using Mana Skin. Understanding the purpose of the training, Leopold marches on ahead of Asta and yells for Yuno to wait.
As they make their way up the volcano, Leopold and the others are obstructed by a magic lifeform made of lava. Asta, suddenly cloaked in Anti Magic, slices through the lava monster, which impresses Leopold. Leopold reaches the summit before nightfall, so he is allowed to soak in the hot springs.
While bathing, Leopold tries to break Yuno's cool composure by heating up the water, but Yuno uses his Wind Magic to cool the air around him. Yami interrupts and suggests that they all peek on the women, and Leopold questions what his brother would do in the situation. Yami tells him to surpass Fuegoleon, which motivates Leopold and the other Crimson Lions. As the men rush to the wall, Asta loudly refuses, stopping them in surprise.
Two weeks later, Leopold reunites with Asta and Yuno at the Royal Knights Selection Exam, and is placed on Team E with Hamon Caseus and Finral Roulacase. As their first match begins, Leopold argues with Hamon about whose magic to use, before Finral suggests using his Spatial Magic to coordinate their attacks. Leopold distracts Team F, while Hamon is warped to the crystal and strikes with multiple glass swords. Leopold then destroys the crystal, and Team E is announced as the winners. Afterwards Hamon offers his team a basket of sandwiches, and Leopold suggests an eating competition.
During their second match, Leopold tells Finral to counter Langris' spells like they planned. Hamon then locates Team G's crystal, and Finral sends Leopold and Hamon to the tower. The pair crash through the door and face Fragil Tormenta. They are immediately caught in her Miniature Garden of Illusory Snow spell, which forces them to sleep, but remembering his training, Leopold resists with Mana Skin and then attacks with Spiral Flame, damaging the crystal. As their fight continues, Leopold succeeds in destroying the crystal, but Team G wins because Langris destroys Team E's crystal first, which leaves Leopold feeling frustrated.
Several days later at the Crimson Lion base, the vice-captain Randall Luftair is possessed by an elf spirit and attacks the other Crimson Lions. Leopold refuses to back down and rallies the others. He watches as the elf defeats the Senior Magic Knights. Leopold focuses and unleashes a Spiral Flame, but the elf disperses the spell and fires a counterattack. Leopold is able to sense the attack and dodges. He then senses powerful magic far above them but is distracted when three Senior Magic Knights try to provide an opportunity for Leopold to flee with the injured. Leopold refuses as feels like he is on the verge of a breakthrough. However, he suddenly collapses and his body refuses to move, which distracts his squadmates, allowing the elf to blast them away and to threaten Leopold.
Suddenly the base in engulfed in flames, and Leopold cries as his brother emerges from the base and takes over the fight. Leopold is surprised to see his brother and reflects on Salamander choosing his brother. After Fuegoleon defeats and restrains the elf, the Crimson Lions cheer for their returned captain, and Leopold informs his brother that Mereoleona took over as captain.
Leopold travels to the Heart Kingdom in order to train with Floga, the Spirit Guardian of Fire. Six months later, Leopold accompanies Luck Voltia to Tolon, a town in the Spade Kingdom, and they defeat the garrison of soldiers there. After the town is secured, Leopold returns to the Heart Kingdom and attends a meeting with Princess Lolopechka. When Luck suggests a fight with Gadjah, Leopold and Asta want to train with the Spirit Guardian, too.
When Vanica Zogratis and five Dark Disciples infiltrate the Heart Kingdom, Lolopechka sends Leopold out to assist the Spirit Guardians and citizens. Leopold finds that Floga has already been defeated by Sivoir Snyle. Leopold attempts to locate the Dark Disciple, but the continual sniper shots force him to run. He sees Floga's unconscious body and is reminded of his training and Floga's words of encouragement. After taking a shot to the head, Leopold deduces the Disciple's location and attacks with an extended Profound Spiral Flames, but Sivoir avoids it and shoots the Magic Knight in the shoulder. Leopold then completes a massive natural mana array that encompasses where Sivoir has been hiding. Before the Disciple can escape, a giant crimson flame engulfs everything within the magic circle, severely burning Sivoir and the trees. Sivoir's howls of pain lead Leopold to him, and the Knight hits the Disciple directly with a spell.
Leopold watches as Sivoir stands back up with his injuries healed. Leopold refuses to give up and is willing to continue the fight. During the fight, Vanica detonates the devil power in Sivoir. Sivoir's body swells due to the building magic power before he becomes a massive explosion. Leopold manages to block some of the explosion. The Magic Knights are later found by Patolli, Rhya, Vetto, and Fana, who take them back to a secret village of elves, Elysia.
When Noelle pleads with Patolli to train them, Leopold and the others echo her resolve to become stronger, and Patolli agrees to teach them the elves' Ultimate Magic. Patolli takes them to meet Dryad, who trains them to attain Ultimate Magic.
Three days later, Leopold and the others travel to the Spade Kingdom's capital in order to help stop the Qliphoth Advent Ritual. They use True Magic attacks to decimate the horde of low-ranking devils.
- Fire Magic: Leopold uses this magic attribute to manipulate the element of fire. He tends to use it to incinerate his opponents with blasts of intense fire streams.
- Large Magic Power: As a royal, Leopold possesses a large amount of magic power and is able to overcome the stifling aura of an elf. After training in the Heart Kingdom, Leopold can easily defeat Stage Two-ranked mages and borrow the natural mana from the environment to perform extremely powerful spells.
- Enhanced Mana Sensory: Leopold possesses the ability to sense mana from his surroundings. He can even read the subtle change made by invisible magic in an area filled with similar magic.
- Enhanced Durability: With his Reinforcement Magic, Leopold possesses high durability, as his Mana Skin significantly reduces the damage of several devil-enhanced sniper shots, which are capable of piercing though stone.
- Mana Method: After training in the Heart Kingdom, Leopold has learned to use the country's unique magic technique to increase the size and power of his Fire Magic spells. He has also become able to create arrays that allow him to use multiple powerful spells at once. He is especially skilled at creating large arrays and expanding them. However, it takes time for him to create these arrays.
- Grimoire: Leopold possesses a three-leaf clover grimoire that contains various fire-based magic spells. It has light-colored covers.
- Asta and Leopold Vermillion vs. Eye of the Midnight Sun: Interrupted
- Team E vs. Team F: Win
- Team E vs. Team G: Loss
- Leopold Vermillion vs. Sivoir Snyle: Interrupted
- War Merits Conferment Ceremony
- Declaration of Ascension
- The Undead Invasion
- Assassination of Fuegoleon Vermillion
- The Hot Spring Training Camp
- Royal Knights Selection Exam
Leopold looks up to his older brother, Fuegoleon, and often tries to emulate him, such as making the same vow to become the Magic Emperor and marking his forehead.When their sister, Mereoleona, becomes the new captain of Crimson Lion squad and chastises Fuegoleon for his methods of leading the squad into fifth place at the Star Awards Festival, Leopold was quick to defend his brother and leadership of their squad. When Fuegoleon wakes up from his coma and joins the fight against the elves, Leopold cries tears of joy at his brother's return. He was impressed by his brother's newly found strength, and by the fact that he was now the owner of the Spirit of Fire, Salamander. Leopold has openly stated his envy of his brother's talents, and has also stated his desire to one day surpass him. He even displayed this desire by branding his own forehead and shouting out his resolve by vowing to surpass him and to become the next Magic Emperor.
Like his brother Fuegoleon, Leopold looks up to his older sister, Mereoleona. Unlike his brother, however, his respect towards his sister is based more on her raw strength and power, rather than her personality and views. Leopold has shown that he is not afraid of his sister, but rather that he is used to her behavior, and sometimes can be confused or motivated by her behavior rather than be intimidated by it. After being berated by her after the Star Awards Festival, Leopold not only tried to defend the Crimson Lion squad's position, but also defended Fuegoleon's position as their Captain, despite getting punched in the face by her as a result. Despite this, Leopold does care for and greatly respects his older sister, and has always been in awe of her monstrous fighting skills. Despite her harshness, Leopold had no issues with her taking Fuegoleon's place as captain, and was even grateful for her training in the Ultime-Volcano Mountain Trail. Leopold has, however openly stated his envy of his sister's raw power, and has also stated his desire to one day surpass her as well as his brother.
Leopold and Asta are friendly rivals for the position of Magic Emperor. Leopold declares their rivalry after hearing about the Black Bull from Mimosa Vermillion and seeing his display at the banquet after the War Merits Conferment Ceremony. He chases after his new rival when Asta rushes off to fight the Undead Invasion.
- "If you're not prepared to get hurt, then stay off the battlefield!!!" 「傷を負う覚悟の無い者が 戦場に来るな!!! Kizu o ou kakugo no nai mono ga Senjō ni kuru na!!!」
- Leopold's favorite things are interesting men and his older brother.
- Assorted Questions Brigade Rankings:
- Leopold ranked #20 in the first popularity poll, #17 in the second, #23 in the third, and #9 in the fourth.
- In the VIZ popularity polls, Leopold ranked #22 in the fifth.
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