Oh Klaus is dead dead.
You were right btw. I'm glad Yuno didn't lose against Gaderois so that he could get stomped here, so much more impact from this L. And now there's direct setup for a proper payback against one of the main villains themselves.
We don’t know for sure that Zeno survived this encounter. Yuno may have won and been hanging on that sword as a souvenir.
William that isn't even suggested, they came here to capture him.
Or...maybe they're just dead. It's not like Pain where many main characters died. The only kinda important character that can be presumed dead here is Klaus. The rest are just dead for Yuno's development, they aren't necessary to the plot.
Missed the grimoire. Good catch. Yuno has to live to shut this down another day.Oh Klaus is dead dead.
Yuno tho, besides being the second MC, looking more closely actually is just "dying" for now (like how all the ones who fought Gaderois looked dead but he said half of them were only close to death).
His grimoire is still there on the last page, seemingly not even having begun disintegration like what Fuegoleon and Julius had. Maybe that suggests he will "despair" for real.
Yup, there's no assistants page for Volume 1 but they show up on that from Vol.2 to Vol.10. Here's a chapter appropriate drawing of theirs from one of those pages:Looking at the author comments it seems the author of the Guardian of the Witch series that launched today is a former assistant of Tabata. Neat! I think it’s the second or third Tabata assistant to get jump series serialized. Definitly see some similarities in the swords/effects.
For me it depends, I'm iffy on vague numbers for power levels but I don't mind the percentage thing here, it's just something simple to keep track of. Now that we know more, when he actually busts out 80% (and pulls that second hand from his pocket), that could be hype.
I think what we've seen of Asta might be lower than 50%. Mainly because I think the darkness will spread across the body more the higher percentage you use. Zeno even popped a second horn, which we've yet to see from Asta.Something I'm more curious about with this chapter are the demon power percentages. When Gaderois was kindly explaining it all for no reason, I figured they just alternated between "Normal form" and "Devil power" with the latter being at a set percentage based on who's using it but now apparently Zeno only used 55% to finish Yuno when he can go up to "80%".
It's interesting cause the way Zeno looks at 55% means Asta's probably at a similar 50ish% level and also curious that Zeno "only" goes up to 80%. What happens past that? Is 100% the devil taking over your body? Cause that's what Asta's devil wants to do to him and this may give some insight into how that happens.
Zeno's horn on the other side, along with the white wing, looked like it's just his bone magic to me and I thought it made sense if "55%" means the devil form is only affecting half his body, like how it does with Asta. Cause I think the black color is the predominant sign of devil power (edit: he even has a little of bit black aura on his right wing suggesting to me that that's more the ">50%" part of the transformation than the right wing/horn themselves), with new features coming second and always being black (Cause when Asta grows a second wing and horn in the Word Devil fight, those are still on the right side of his body).
I wouldn't worry about that for now. He's one of the few characters in the cast who's known to be relevant this arc cause he was sent to train with Asta and co. He just hasn't been seen yet cause the Golden Dawn wrestled screen time away from everyone to show themselves getting wrecked.
Shit legit went through his heart it looks like, and he was already injured before.
It's actually been on my list! I've heard good things and remember seeing that its final volume came out in English a few months ago so I'll probably check it out fairly soon. I'll let you know if I do.
Yeah, as soon as Zeno showed his stuff, I went immediately back to previous chapters to see where Asta was in comparison. And yeah, it seems like his Pre Time Skip limit was just on the upper right side of his body, which I'd guess would be around 30% or so. I'd say it's probably risen given the new abilities he's mastered.I looked back on some old panels and I grossly overestimated how high Asta's devil trigger percentage should be lmao. So far, the time where he looks to have used the most power was after the word devil showed up and in the clearest look at that I know of, the aura is only on his right side sure but only affects his right upper body, unlike Zeno whose leg is affected too.
This is what I was thinking. As soon as I saw Zeno get a hype moment of going over 50%, I thought to myself that Asta would also get one when he finally goes 50%. I imagine that also involves him talking to his devil more. Then again, I'd like if that is dealt with similarly to how Asta's relationship with Henry was revealed.
Yo that could be pretty interesting (like, maybe they talked during the timeskip as part of his training). I never considered that.
In Asta's case, the anti-magic comes from the anti-magic devil who is in the grimoire. Because the weapons are stored in the grimoire, they're imbued with the devil's anti-magic. Then Asta himself accesses the anti-magic through his swords (he makes it flow from the swords into his body).how does Asta using his devils powers actually work though?
like the dark triad guy's devil seems like it enhances his inherent bone magic beyond its' natural limits. is that the case for Asta, too where his Devil enhances his inherent anti magic powers? Or do the anti Magic powers come from the devil itself? And if that's the case, then what exactly does Asta's grimoire do, just give him weapons?
Not really sure how the whole Devil possession thing works. Although I guess it hasn't really been properly explained yet.
So would Asta’s grimoire do anything if there wasn’t a devil inside?In Asta's case, the anti-magic comes from the anti-magic devil who is in the grimoire. Because the weapons are stored in the grimoire, they're imbued with the devil's anti-magic. Then Asta himself accesses the anti-magic through his swords (he makes it flow from the swords into his body).
So yeah it's different from Zeno who seemingly has his magic boosted by the devil.
Maybe the Spade folks actually host their devils (or some of their power, for those below the Triad) in their bodies instead of their grimoires like Asta and that's why they still have their own magic, just boosted. In Clover, only special grimoires can hold devils but we haven't heard anything about special grimoires for Spade. And if Zeno actually hosts a devil, that could explain why he has that mark on his face at all times (and it does react to him using devil power), unlike Asta who doesn't have such a mark on his face.
Won't know for sure until it's explained I guess.
The grimoire would presumably still just be a Sword Magic grimoire that could eventually accept a devil in it (like it did the AM devil) or be used by a devil with a physical body who found it (like the Word Devil used Patry's grimoire and made it his own), with both outcomes changing the nature of the grimoire to fit the devil's power (but the second one obviously being their preferred option).
Did the manga give any implications of elves residing outside of the Clover Kingdom?The grimoire would presumably still just be a Sword Magic grimoire that could eventually accept a devil in it (like it did the AM devil) or be used by a devil with a physical body who found it (like the Word Devil used Patry's grimoire and made it his own), with both outcomes changing the nature of the grimoire to fit the devil's power (but the second one obviously being their preferred option).
Also, it's probable that until a devil interacted with it, no one would be able to do anything with it anyway. It seems that becoming a 5-leaf is what made it so Licht's grimoire didn't disappear when Licht died but in that case, before the AM Devil got in it, it probably just followed the usual rule of "a person can't use a grimoire that's not theirs".
What we'd have to see to know for sure is someone have and use a 5-leaf without a devil yet in it and also how the AM Devil got in it in the time where Nero was asleep (which was a few years).
Nice and emotional episode today. I like a lot of the new tracks that have been used for this arc, including in this episode, so I'm looking forward to the 3rd OST's release.
One thing I'm curious about from the episode is this:
I remember when I saw this in the chapter, I didn't want to think much of this because I figured it could've been a mistake from the weekly grind and wanted to wait until the volume release of the chapter to be sure. This being in the anime means it's probably still in the Japanese volume release and thus not a mistake. So...two elf children...pretty interesting. Are they descendants of elves who somehow luckily escaped the wedding genocide? Were there elves outside of Licht's tribe? Witch Queen did say the elves origins' were mysterious so maybe this is related to that. (And there of course were more humans than the ones in Clover who interacted with the elves so maybe it's the same for the elves)
Feels like the kind of thing that may not be answered for a while.
That's a good point, that cube was weird lol. We've had folks with two attributes because of altered grimoires + experiments (Mars/Fana) and due to being hybrid (Charmy) so having two attributes from having a devil in you would make sense. Kinda cool actually.
At any rate, there is much to learn about the races in that world, from the elves and dwarves to possible giants and whatever else may be out there. And also the devil world stuff and Sephira stuff and if there's even other worlds besides the devil one to begin with.At the end of the Witch Forest arc, when she's talking to the bulls about the elves, the WQ says "the origins of the elves are unclear". I wonder what that means. They're probably not native to that region then. Maybe they came from whatever is west of the Spade Kingdom. Or maybe they come from another world and their arrival here is tied to the pact made with ancient humans regarding the Shadow Realm and Sephira stuff.
Probably just by working to protect the Clover kingdom.
I would LOVE that lol. Would make sense too, maybe they can't afford to send away Magic Knights but those 4 are very powerful.
give magna some respect
With this latest chapter, the Clover Kingdom has likely tragically lost its 5th most attractive man (his glasses even fall off as he takes that attack, as if Tabata wanted to drive the point home). Who slides into the top 5 now? Fuegoleon? Hair-Down Magna? Mask-Off Zora?
I'd say Zora.
Edit: Wait what am I talking about? It's obviously Damnatio.