My body is the ultimate spear and the ultimate shield!!

— To Luck Voltia in Battlefield: Heart Kingdom

Svenkin Gatard 「スヴェンキン・ガタード Suvenkin Gatādo[1] is a Dark Disciple of Vanica Zogratis, one of the Spade Kingdom's Dark Triad.[2]


Svenkin is a tall, muscular man with curly, light-colored hair and a rugged beard.

Svenkin wears a long-sleeved, dark-colored shirt under a light-colored vest with a raised collar which was torn and shredded. He also wears a light-colored pair of pants that tuck into dark-colored boots. His dark-colored belt has a series of diamond shapes and large, rectangular buckle. His grimoire pouch hangs off the back of his belt and is similarly dark-colored.

When using some of a devil's power, Svenkin sprouts a pair of small horns from the top of his head and small, bat-like wings from his back.[2]


Despite his burly appearance, Svenkin has a rather flamboyant personality. He frequently laughs with an effeminate "tee hee hee" 「ウフフフ ufufufu」 and occasionally ends his sentences with hearts.[2] He is also incredibly vain, believing himself to be impervious to damage and talking down to those whom he considers weaker than himself.[3]


After the Dark Triad takes over the Spade Kingdom, Svenkin accepts power from them and becomes a Dark Disciple of Vanica Zogratis.[2]

Vanica and her five Dark Disciples, including Svenkin, are sent to the Heart Kingdom to defeat Princess Lolopechka and the other mages there.[4] The group infiltrates the kingdom and then splits apart, with each member attacking a separate location.[5]

Svenkin hardens his defense to its utmost limit with devil-reinforcement.

Svenkin defeats Sumuriku, one of the Spirit Guardians. He then attacks some citizens running away, but Luck Voltia saves them. The Magic Knight tries attacking Svenkin, but the Dark Disciple's Skin Magic absorbs Luck's punches and kicks and blocks his Thunderclap Crumbling Orbs. After punching Luck away, Svenkin tells him to run away, which Luck refuses to do.[6] Luck blitzes Svenkin again and kicks at the Disciple's head. The boot sinks into Svenkin's softened skin and gets stuck. Svenkin swings his fist at Luck, who dodges by jumping out of the boot. Svenkin then shapes his skin into cannons and knocks Luck around with blasts of mana. Luck continues to blitz Svenkin, forcing himself to move faster and faster, and manages to attack faster than Svenkin's magic can react. Svenkin decides to completely harden his skin, but Luck uses several layered arrays to propel himself forward, piercing through Svenkin's defense.[7]

Vanica detonates the devil power in Svenkin.

Svenkin stands back up and praises Vanica as her curse on him heals the wound. Luck is eager to restart the fight.[8] Svenkin's devil power is detonated after Vanica decides to kidnap Lolopechka and leave the Heart Kingdom. His body swells due to the building magic power before he becomes a massive explosion.[9]

Battle Prowess


  • Skin Magic: Svenkin uses this magic attribute to manipulate his skin, softening or hardening his skin at will in order to neutralize his opponents' attacks.[10]


  • Immense Magic Power: As a Dark Disciple, Svenkin is a Stage Zero-ranked mage and possesses an immense amount of magic power. He can use up to 50% of a devil's power. He single-handedly defeats one of the Heart Kingdom's Spirit Guardians, another Stage Zero-ranked mage.[2]
  • Resurrective Immortality: As a Dark Disciple of Vanica, Svenkin is cursed with immortality. Any injuries, lethal or debilitating, will be healed until Vanica herself is defeated.[8]


  • Grimoire: Svenkin possesses a spade grimoire that contains various skin-based magic spells.[11]



Vanica Zogratis

As one of her Dark Disciples, Svenkin idolizes Vanica Zogratis, believing her to be the most powerful and beautiful woman, and considers himself to be one of her favorites.[2] When her curse on him resurrects him, he praises it as "the power of love."[12] However, Vanica does not share this affection for her Disciples. She casually dismisses their words of praise[13] and detonates the power she gave them.[14]

Notable Quotes

  • "My body is the ultimate spear and the ultimate shield!!" 「私の体が 最強の矛であり 最強の盾よ!! Watashi no karada ga Saikyō no hokodeari Saikyō no tate yo! ![15]


  • Svenkin's favorite things are Vanica and bodybuilding.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Black Clover Manga — Vol. 25 (p. 150), Character Profile
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Black Clover Manga — Chapter 247 (p. 5).
  3. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 247 (p. 10-11).
  4. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 239 (p. 12-13).
  5. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 240 (p. 2-4).
  6. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 247 (p. 2-13).
  7. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 248 (p. 4-13).
  8. 8.0 8.1 Black Clover Manga — Chapter 251 (p. 13-17).
  9. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 255 (p. 8-13).
  10. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 247 (p. 8-10).
  11. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 248 (p. 7).
  12. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 251 (p. 13).
  13. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 251 (p. 15).
  14. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 255 (p. 8-9).
  15. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 247 (p. 10).


Spade Kingdom
Dark Triad
Dante ZogratisZenon ZogratisVanica Zogratis
Dark Disciples
Gaderois GodrocFoyal MigusteauSvenkin GatardSivoir SnyleHalbet ChevourHischer OnggRobero Ringert
House Grinberryall
Loyce • Ciel • YunoRalph Niaflem
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