WARNING: The next comprises spoilers for Black Clover Chapter #304, “Reality and Magic,” by Yuki Tabata, Taylor Engel and Annaliese “Ace” Christman, obtainable now in English from Viz Media.
Though Black Clover‘s battles between the Magic Knights and Supreme Devils have been entertaining, the outcomes are missing a real sense of urgency. Magna defeating Dante appeared inconceivable, and there have been no actually extreme casualties. The battle with Megicula in Chapter #304 leaves three highly effective mages — Rill, Charlotte and Gaja — at dying’s door, however via the miracle of magic, all of them survive.
This ongoing sample makes it onerous to imagine any of the Magic Knights will truly die. Characters dying doesn’t essentially make a narrative higher, however there are extra paths that could possibly be explored if these outcomes have been to occur.
The battle with Megicula teased Rill and Charlotte’s impending deaths, which might have been a giant deal for the Black Clover story total. Two Magic Knight Captains falling in battle may have paved the best way for different mages to surpass their limits and step into these roles. The positions would have in all probability been crammed by the Vice-Captains, however it might’ve been fascinating to see how characters who aren’t typically within the highlight can stand out.
Charlotte’s dying specifically would have additionally affected Yami, in both a very good or unhealthy means. Her love for Yami is not at the moment reciprocated, nevertheless it wouldn’t be shocking to seek out out he likes her too. Dropping the lady who loves him would have been an awesome alternative to see Yami let free from anger, particularly since we didn’t actually get to see him categorical disappointment for the true Nacht’s dying.
In the meantime, Gaja’s dying may’ve been extraordinarily traumatic for Lolopechka, doubtlessly offering a possibility for the latter to develop as a mage. Fortunately Gaja was saved and makes use of his second likelihood at life to confess his love for Lolopechka. The cliché transfer would have been to have Gaja confess to her as his dying phrases however Yuki Tabata flipped the script, even making the state of affairs comical. Gaja’s nonchalant angle mimics the tone of the battle’s aftermath. He was actually on the level of dying however now he’s alive. May as properly make a romantic confession, proper?
In the end, Black Clover‘s characters are robust and surpassing their limits, however the urgency to win is offset by the chance that nobody goes to die. Now, Mimosa won’t have the ability to solid the magic spell typically, and there is perhaps some restrictions that restrict its potential. Seeing as two Supreme Devils have been defeated with no true repercussions for the Magic Knights is both setting the stage for a grander battle, or main to a different predictable end result.
The present Black Clover arc had a golden alternative to discover the autumn of some characters to alter the battle’s tone, however Chapter #304 selected not to take action. It nearly looks as if the state of affairs with the Devils infiltrating the Human World is already below management, and the one true objective now’s to save lots of Yami and Vangeance. Perhaps Black Clover is purposefully making us drop our guard so the outcomes of the ultimate battle hit tougher, however for now it feels underwhelming.