|“||You look just like our mother... I was afraid of losing her again...
Nozel Silva 「ノゼル・シルヴァ Nozeru Shiruva」 is a nobleman and the first son of the Clover Kingdom's House Silva, one of its royal families. He is also the captain of the Silver Eagle squad of the Magic Knights and a member of the Royal Knights.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Biography
- 4 Relatives
- 5 Battle Prowess
- 6 Fights
- 7 Events
- 8 Relationships
- 9 Notable Quotes
- 10 Trivia
- 11 References
- 12 Navigation
Nozel Silva is a slender male with fair skin, narrow purple eyes, and small eyebrows. He has pale, silver-white hair worn in a very distinctive style that is occasionally remarked upon by other characters. He keeps his hair long and straight at the lower back, the top and upper side portions of his hair are heavily styled and swept back into a long spiky fringe. His long bangs are styled into a braid that hangs between his eyes and down to the tip of the nose, where a small House Silva pendant is attached.
Nozel wears the same style of clothing as the rest of his siblings: a loose fitting shirt with a high collar that is kept closed at the top by a gold band but is left open below to expose his collarbone. He also wears loose pants, with tight bands just below the knee, and flimsy sandals. In addition, Nozel wears the typical robe of his order, the Silver Eagles.
This robe consists of a short, fur mantle with longer, frilled panels that hang down to the elbow. Like other squads, their squad insignia is placed on the left side of their robes. Nozel's mantle also has an attached robe that is long enough to reach nearly to his feet. His grimoire case is positioned on his left hip.
Six months after the elves' attack, Nozel wears a squad robe that resembles pairs of feathered wings, with two in the front and two in the back.
Like the rest of House Silva, Nozel is an arrogant man who believes himself superior to others. Although he looks down on commoners and peasants, he takes his position as a Magic Knight very seriously and holds himself and his siblings to a high standard. When Solid demeans House Vermillion after Fuegoleon is severely injured, Nozel points out that they, House Silva, are worse because they were not present for the battle at all.
Despite his usually arrogant behavior, Nozel does exhibit signs of caring for and respecting people close to him. He states that he will avenge Fuegoleon after he is injured, and later scoffs at Fana's magic, implying that Fuegoleon's flames were far superior to hers.
Though Nozel rarely shows much emotion, he can be surprisingly belligerent when annoyed. He shows open dislike for Yami and insults him on multiple occasions. He threatens Yami and Asta when they trade banter over how he styles his hair. When Rill does an impression of Fuegoleon to lighten the mood at the captain's meeting, Nozel is one of the captains who angrily tells him to stop at once.
Nozel is not openly affectionate with any of his siblings but shows particular disdain for Noelle and blames her for the death of their mother. This is, however, to mask his fear of losing her, who looks so much like their mother, and after seeing Noelle's strength and development, he apologizes to her for his behavior.
When Nozel is 14 years old, his mother, Acier, gives birth to Noelle and rests in a secluded residence. During Vanica Zogratis's attack, Nozel takes Noelle and hides in the bushes, while his mother fights Vanica. However, Noelle's crying leads Vanica to them. Vanica threatens to kill the children, but Acier stabs the devil host. Vanica is lethally wounded so Megicula curses Acier, while Vanica retreats. Acier is left severely weakened and bedridden, and Nozel is unable to speak about Megicula's involvement due to an additional effect of the curse.
After receiving his grimoire, Nozel joins the Silver Eagle squad. A year after his mother was cursed, she passes away, and he promises himself to become stronger in order to avenge her and protect his siblings. He eventually becomes the captain, like his mother.
At the annual Magic Knights Entrance Exam, Nozel, along with the rest of the Magic Knight Captains, observe and judge on whom they want to add into their squad. After the exams, when Yuno appears in front of them, all of the captains, including Nozel, want him and raise their hands, but Yuno decides to join the Golden Dawn.
Weeks later, at a War Merits Conferment Ceremony with the Magic Emperor, Nozel is present as captain of Silver Eagle, along with Nebra and Solid, who are being promoted. As Noelle's own siblings are heartily humiliating their sister, Nozel goes as far as trying to banish her from the venue. Seeing it happens in front of his eyes, Asta quickly grabs Noelle's arm as he tries to prevent her from leaving. He then climbs on top of one of the tables and makes his declaration to surpass all of them. A fight arises and eventually Asta is able to hold his own against Solid. Seeing the embarrassing actions from his younger brother, Nozel steps in as he releases his magic power. Fortunately, the captain of the Crimson Lion squad, Fuegoleon, interferes and points out the House Silva's shameless act of attacking a boy. Fuegoleon's comments are not received well by Nozel as the latter gives him a condescending remark which leads to a brief confrontation between the captains.
Their standoff is interrupted by the announcement that the Royal Capital is under attack. After assessing the situation, Fuegoleon orders Nozel, Nebra, and Solid to head to the central section as it has the highest concentration of mana. The siblings fly away aboard Solid's water eagle, and upon arriving at the battlefield, Nozel is greeted to cheers while he orders the citizens to get behind him. The Silver Eagles resolve to defeat the corpses, and Nozel brings down Silver Rain on them and declares them guilty for attacking the citizens.
Once they defeat the enemies, Nozel is suspicious of the weak assault and suspects it was a diversion. Suddenly a Spatial Magic spell activates and the groups of Knights are teleported far away from the city. Using combined efforts, they manage to get back rather quickly, and Nozel uses his Silver Rain on the enemies but is surprised when the enemy uses a dark magic tool to absorb the properties of his attack.
As the enemies leave, they take Asta with them, and Noelle immediately proposes a rescue mission for her squadmate. However, the other Knights immediately reject it with Nozel deciding to focus the resources on establishing the Royal Capital's defenses. Solid starts making fun of Fuegoleon's loss, but Nozel interrupts him stating that they are even less than him for not even being present at the fight. Later, after a meeting with Julius Novachrono, Nozel is angry at himself for letting Fuegoleon on the verge of dying. As he remembers his past with Fuegoleon, he states that he will find the one who did this to Fuegoleon and bury them himself.
Nozel, Jack the Ripper, and Charlotte Roselei save Yami Sukehiro from the combined attack of Rhya, Vetto, and Fana. After Yami complains about their arrival, Nozel and Yami trade insults. Nozel decides to take on the Third Eye by himself, but when Yami and Asta start criticizing him, he threatens to deal with them first. Asta then tries to join the fight, but Nozel says that someone without magic power would only get in the way.
Nozel attacks Licht but Fana blocks the Silver Spear. As he squares off against Fana and Salamander, he creates multiple spears and boasts about the strength of his mercury, having trained against Fuegoleon's Fire Magic. Like the others Nozel is surprised when Asta makes it through the battlefield unscathed and lands a hit on Licht. When Licht's magic begins overflowing because Asta's sword removed the seal, the Third Eye surround and seal their leader, surprising Nozel with the feat.
Nozel attends a meeting of the Magic Knights captains. He complains about Jack and Yami's bickering. Rill Boismortier mentions the absence of Fuegoleon and the table goes silent, but when he tries imitating the Crimson Lion captain, Nozel and Jack threaten him. After William Vangeance's late arrival, Nozel questions why he was also absent from the decoration ceremony. After Marx Francois contacts them, they proceed to the dungeon and wait to hear the name of the traitor, as revealed by George and Catherine.
When Gueldre Poizot tries to escape, he attacks the other captains with Invisible Soldiers. Nozel defends with Mercury Magic and uses it to grab chunks of the stone floor and ceiling, with which to hit Gueldre. However, Rill restrains Gueldre before the other captains destroy too much of the building, but Nozel explains that they would have had the lower rank knights repair the building. After watching some of Gueldre's memories, Julius orders the captains to search their own squads for more traitors but not to make the information public.
At Julius's request, Nozel and the other Magic Knight captains attend the Star Awards Festival. He quietly resents Golden Dawn for placing first but is visibly shocked when Black Bull places second. After Yuno and Asta take to the stage, Nozel watches quietly as the two rookies display their strength.
After the ceremony, Yami greets the other captains and brags about his squad's placement over theirs, for which Nozel threatens him. The other captains then leave, refusing to celebrate with Yami.
Weeks later, Nozel is chosen by Augustus Kira Clover XIII to join the Royal Knights. After the squad travels to Eye of the Midnight Sun's base, Nozel orders Siren to make a model of the dungeon, and Mereoleona Vermillion explains the situation and divides the squad into teams. Nozel infiltrates the dungeon with Siren, En Ringard, and Nils Ragus. When they are confronted by three mages, Nozel dashes past them and defeats them with a wave of Silver Spears while declaring that he will take Licht's head to avenge Fuegoleon. As he makes his way deeper, Nozel defends against the traps while attacking his enemies.
After Nils and Siren are possessed by elf spirits, they turn on Nozel and En, who escape with a smoke screen. They regroup with the other Royal Knights outside of the dungeon. Nozel sets up a healing space for the injured. When Nozel receives word about more elves in the kingdom, he declares that they must save the country even if it means killing their fellow Magic Knights. Noelle, however, suggests that they can save their possessed comrades. The other Knights agree, and Nozel accepts in silence and creates a vessel to convey them back to the country.
As they pass over the Forsaken Realm, Nozel refuses to stop to defend Hage, prioritizing the Royal Capital. He does allow Asta and Yuno to go but stops Noelle from joining them. On the way, Nozel changes the vessel into an eagle made of mercury, and the group arrives at Clover Castle just before the dungeon. The group of Magic Knights split up and head to different parts of the castle, with Nozel, Noelle, and Zora heading to defend House Silva's section. Once inside, Nozel is disgusted by the corpses littering the place, and he allows Zora to go off on his own. Nozel and Noelle are attacked by an elf, but Nozel easily defends and knocks out the possessed Knight, rebuking the elf for losing composure. He then notices that the strongest presence is in Solid's bedroom.
Nozel crashes through the window and shields his younger brother from large compass needles. Noelle follows up with a Sea Dragon's Roar directed at the elf, which surprises Nozel. The spell is deflected out of the tower, so Nebra takes the chance to hide their escape. Refusing to allow them to run away, the elf uses Another Atlas to disrupt the mana in the room, and Nozel's shields start dissolving. When the elf attacks again, however, Nozel manages to block the needles and suffers minor injuries. Nozel orders his siblings to stay back because they cannot fight, but Noelle refuses. Nozel then asks her to help show the elf the power of House Silva.
Nozel continues to block compass needles while he strategizes. Noelle decides to flood the room with her Water Magic, and Nozel creates a protective shell around himself and his siblings. When Kivn is forced to release her spell, Nozel quickly strikes and binds her with his Mercury Magic. Nozel compliments Noelle's strength and apologizes for his mistreatment of her. Suddenly Nozel is pierced by three needles and collapses as Kivn raises a larger and stronger Another Atlas. Noelle unlocks a Valkyrie Dress to protect her siblings, which reminds Nozel of their mother.
After Noelle defeats Kivn, more elves arrive to fight. Zora also arrives and brings Paplo Espuma, a healer for Nebra and Nozel. Zora taunts Nozel for not protecting his family, which motivates Nozel to reinforce his body with magic and to forego healing. Zora enables the two siblings to see where he laid traps, which the two use to help them defeat the elves. Afterward Nozel rests and receives treatment in Bubble Refresher.
Nozel finishes recovering as Fuegoleon and Mereoleona arrive at the castle. Nozel notes that Fuegoleon has the spirit Salamander. Before the gate to the Shadow Palace closes, Nozel carries Asta and Noelle, while Fuegoleon carries Mereoleona and Mimosa Vermillion and while the Black Bulls and Kirsch Vermillion fight off more possessed Golden Dawns. After passing through the gate, the group is scattered throughout the Shadow Palace.
Nozel is making his way to the eleventh chamber when he feels Patolli's swelling magic. After Asta and Yuno deflect the dark elf's Light Shaft of Divine Punishment, Nozel saves them from a second one. He spreads his mercury around the chamber and traps Patolli within a silver cage that reflects all of the dark elf's attacks back at him. Nozel then acknowledges Asta and Yuno as rivals for the Magic Emperor title. He restrains and prepares to kill Patolli, but Asta stops him. Yuno explains that it is also William's body and that Asta can break the spell with the Demon-Destroyer Sword. Asta is unsuccessful but does free Patolli from his depression, and the elf offers to help the humans.
Nozel and the others feel Zagred's magic power surge, and when it comes flooding down from the upper chamber, Nozel manages to avoid it. Nozel decides to send Asta, Yuno, and Patolli up to fight Zagred while he and Mimosa head down to gather together the others. As they are flying through the corridors, Nozel and Mimosa are surprised when Licht draws on Rhya's and Ronne's magic to help power a spell to destroy the devil.
When he reaches Noelle's location, Nozel saves Fana from Zagred's magic and warns everyone about the growing threat. Licht and Lemiel Silvamillion Clover send out protective auras to the elves, so Nozel pulls Mereoleona and Jack over to his platform as they are surrounded by the devil's magic. Fana leads the group up toward the topmost chamber, and when the protective light disappears, Valtos saves the Magic Knights and elves and warps them up to the topmost chamber.
The humans and elves return to Clover Castle, and Nozel makes floating platforms for everyone. After the elves are exorcised, Nozel 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. Nozel explains that this will remove the blamed devil but also keep valuable Magic Knights, resolving the kingdom's crisis.
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. When Jack tries to leave early, Nozel warns him not to think about attacking the Spade Kingdom on his own, which sparks an argument among Jack, Charlotte, and Nozel. Fuegoleon tells them to control themselves, but they are all interrupted by the sudden arrival of Nacht Faust and Asta. Nozel 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. Nozel is impressed that Nacht was able to retrieve all this information on his own in such a dangerous situation. 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. Nozel is shocked to learn that Yuno is a prince from the Spade Kingdom, but notes that royal heritage would explain Yuno's magic power. The meeting is adjourned after Nacht announces that the team will leave on the morning of the third day.
Three days later, Nozel and the other Magic Knights selected for the Spade Kingdom invasion gather at the Magic Knights Headquarters. When Nacht informs them that Asta will be late, Yuno and Jack claim to be the ones to defeat the Dark Triad before Asta arrives, but Nozel asserts that it will be the squad as a whole who will defeat the Dark Triad. After infiltrating the castle, Nozel, Yuno, and Langris split off to face Zenon Zogratis. Nozel trails behind to handle the Dark Disciples along the way, while Yuno and Langris continue on to fight Zenon.
While restraining some Disciples, Nozel sees Megicula fighting outside, so he flies to the battlefield in his quest for vengeance. He shields Noelle from the devil's blood spikes and then barrages the devil with Silver Spears. Although the devil defends with Steel Magic and counterattacks with Blood Magic, Nozel continues his attacks and eventually overwhelms Megicula, destroying its body. Noelle then cuts the exposed heart. As the devil disintegrates, Acier's soul is freed and she hugs her two children before fading away. Nozel also clothes Noelle with mercury.
After Noelle punches Asta out of embarrassment, Nozel is embarrassed about to talk to Noelle now that the curse is broken. He makes mercury clothes for Lolopechka, too. Later, Nozel resolves to help save Yami due to him having helped Noelle grow stronger.
After the Black Bull base smashes through the castle to the underground ritual chamber, Nozel flies after the base. Shortly after, the second gate to the underworld opens and Lucifero partially manifests through the combined bodies of the lower-ranked devils. As the monstrous form bursts out of the castle, the Black Bull base recombines with remanants of the castle in order to fight the monster. After Asta slices the monster and destroys the Qliphoth Advent Ritual, Nozel 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.
- Mercury Magic: Nozel uses this magic attribute to generate and manipulate mercury. Through quick and precise control of his mana, Nozel can combine both offense and defense by freely transforming its shape at will.
- Enhanced Endurance: Nozel possesses tremendous levels of endurance, as shown when he remains conscious and is able to cast spells after being pierced through the torso by multiple large compass needles.
- Immense Magic Power: As a royal and captain of a Magic Knights Squad, Nozel possesses an immense amount of magic power, which Yami notes to be greater than his own but less than a devil and the strongest elves. He can create an intense pressure around his surroundings just from releasing it, and manifest a large eagle from his magic power. Nozel's magic requires precise control and he can maintain that level of control in areas of dense and chaotic mana.
- Grimoire: Nozel possesses a three-leaf grimoire that contains various mercury-based magic spells.
- Communication Device: Nozel possesses a small device that allows him to communicate with the members of his squad. It can only transmit audio.
- Jack the Ripper, Nozel Silva, and Charlotte Roselei vs. Rhya, Vetto, and Fana: Interrupted
- Nozel Silva and Noelle Silva vs. Kivn: Win
- Asta, Yuno, and Nozel Silva vs. Zagred and Patolli: Win
- The Undead Invasion
- Captain's Meeting: Finding the Traitor
- Star Awards Festival
- Attacking the Eye of the Midnight Sun Base
- Battle of Clover Castle
Nozel shows particular disdain for Noelle Silva and blames her for the death of their mother. This is, however, to mask his fear of losing her, who looks so much like their mother, and after seeing Noelle's strength and development, he apologizes to her for his behavior.
Nozel and Fuegoleon Vermillion have been rivals since childhood. After the Eye of the Midnight Sun leaves Fuegoleon in a comatose state, Nozel vows to avenge him and seeks to kill Patolli himself. As his rival, Nozel has a high opinion of Fuegoleon's abilities. He scoffs at Fana's magic because Fuegoleon's flames are far superior to hers.
Nozel's rivalry with Yami Sukehiro is similar to the one with Fuegoleon, with the main difference being the fact that their rivalry is ironically brought on by their mutual dislike of one another. Nozel is disgusted by Yami's unruly behavior and often calls him out on being a foreigner in the Clover Kingdom, while Yami thinks of Nozel as pretentious, and often takes joy in making fun of his hairstyle. However, they still respect each other as fellow captains and powerful fighters, and the two have shown they are more than willing to fight together when necessary.
Jack the Ripper
Nozel shares a similar view towards Jack the Ripper that he has towards Yami Sukehiro. This is most due to Jack's unusual desire towards cutting things and because he is a former commoner. However, like with Yami, Nozel is not against working with Jack in battle when necessary, as the two teamed up alongside Charlotte Roselei to fight against the Eye of the Midnight Sun.
Nozel originally had a very negative view towards Asta, due entirely to the fact that he was a peasant, a Black Bull, and because he had no magic. When Asta stood up to everyone during the War Merits Conferment Ceremony, Nozel was among many who wanted to put Asta in his place for disrupting the ceremony, but was stopped by Fuegoleon. Nozel's opinion of Asta, just like his opinion of Noelle, soon became more positive after seeing him fight against the leader of the Eye of the Midnight Sun. During their next encounter in the Shadow Palace, Nozel came to Asta and Yuno's rescue against Patolli, and after defeating him, he stated to both of them that he would become the next Magic Emperor, not them, now viewing them as rivals.
- "A peasant who defies the royals... How shall I pass judgment on you...?" 「王族に逆らいし下民...どう裁いてやろうか... "Ōzoku ni sakaraishi gemin... Dō sabaite yarou ka..."」
- "You look just like our mother... I was afraid of losing her again..." 「...私は...母上に似たその姿がまた消えることを恐れていた... "...Watashi wa... Hahaue ni nita sono sugata ga mata kieru koto o osorete ita..."」
- Nozel's favorite things are discipline and roast duck.
- Nozel ranked #23 in the first popularity poll, #10 in the second, #14 in the third, #19 in the fourth, and #21 in the fifth.
- In the VIZ popularity polls, Nozel ranked #23 in the fifth.
- Assorted Questions Brigade Rankings:
- Nozel's grimoire design is the background for Volume 18's cover.
- Nozél (נוֹזֵל) is Hebrew for "liquid, fluid" and a reference to the liquid magic of his family.
|Curtis Warren • Nebra Silva • Rob Vitesse|
|Nils Ragus • Solid Silva|
|Acier Silva • Mohl|
|Nozel Silva • Siren Tium • Nils Ragus • En Ringard|
|Kirsch Vermillion • Noelle Silva • Luck Voltia • Ben Benfunk|
|Rill Boismortier • Puli Angel • Fragil Tormenta • Ruben Chagar|
|Yuno Grinberryall • Hamon Caseus • Mimosa Vermillion • Klaus Lunettes|
|Zora Ideale • Asta • Cob Portaport|
|Silver Rain • Silver Spear • Silver Bullet • Silver Blade • Silver Shining Regal Spear • Silver Star of Execution|