While Yuki Tabata’s Black Clover manga seemed like your every day Shonen, it started distinguishing itself prior to the Elf Resurrection arc. Currently, the manga is in the Spade Kingdom arc, dealing with the concept and mystery of the devils and the Underworld.
Dante — the leader of the Dark Triad, began his quest for the Arcane stage mages with the hunt for Yami Sukehiro. As their fight went on, chapter 245 ended with Yami dealing a fatal blow to Dante.
DISCLAIMER: This post may contain spoilers from chapter 246 of the Black Clover manga.
Chapter 246 of the Black Clover manga, titled “The Tree of Qliphoth,” came out today and needless to say, it gave a pretty massive shock to all of us. Not only Dante healed himself through otherworldly magic, but he also revealed his plans for the future.
In chapter 246, Dante reveals that he plans to bring devils from another world into this world by activating the path that connects them both — the Tree of Qliphoth. He also reveals that Yami Sukehiro’s Dark magic & William’s World Tree magic are the key to activating that.
Tree of Qliphoth
Spoilers reveal that after recovering his wound, Dante tells Yami that he has been filled with anger and malice since he was a child. And has but one wish to bring all the devils from the Underworld to the human world.
To connect this world to the other, you need to create a path of magic, known as the “Tree of Qliphoth.”
And to create the tree, you need the two arcane magic that can affect the otherworldly magic — Dark & World Tree magic, both acquired by Yami & William, respectively.
Yami’s Dark Magic
Yami Sukehiro uses Dark Magic, as the name suggests Dark magic uses the darkness, and posses all the properties of darkness — lack of speed, devouring of magic, etc.
In the Elf Resurrection arc, it was revealed that the Dark magic is the only magic that can interfere with the magic of the devils. After all, it was Yami only whose final strike defeated Zagred — the devil of Kotodama magic.
William’s World Tree Magic
William Vangeance, the captain of the Golden Dawn, uses World Tree magic. His magic is currently shrouded in mystery. However, if you look at William’s feats, he was able to cover a whole town and subjugate two Shining Generals through his magic.
In the next arc, William’s magic covered the entire kingdom and removed the forbidden magic from the elves with Asta’s help. His magic also has tremendous healing capabilities, as seen in the current arc, when he saved his squad from Zenon’s attack.
Another Key — Theory
As of now, this theory has no solid base. But, I believe there is yet another key to Dante’s plans that has not been revealed.
Reason? All three members of the Dark Triad went to different locations for unspecified reasons. Dante & Zenon came to the Clover Kingdom to secure Yami and William, respectively. Both of whom were just revealed to be the key to Dante’s plans.
But what about Vanica? She likely went to the Heart Kingdom to secure the third important factor for the tree of Qliphoth.
I believe it will have something to do with the curse of Megicula, and Vanica is the host of the devil Megicula. The panel from the previous chapters showed that Vanica has not only been to the Heart before, but she knows the princess Lolopechka as well.
About Black Clover
Black Clover is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yūki Tabata. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since February 16, 2015, and has been collected into 22 tankōbon volumes.
The story centers around Asta, a young boy seemingly born without any magic power, something that is unknown in the world he lives in. With his fellow mages from the Black Bulls, Asta plans to become the next Wizard King.