Black Clover Reveals The Secrets Behind Asta, His Mom And His Devil

Black Clover chapter 268 has just stunned all of us out of our wits! Why is Asta mana-less? Who is his mom? How does the Anti-Magic Devil know her? All these questions are answered in a single chapter.

All the secrets behind Asta are revealed.

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In chapter 267, Yuki Tabata gave us a hint of AMD knowing Asta’s mom. This single page drove the fans into a frenzy as everyone wanted to know the relation between the two.

Some even speculated that the devil is Asta’s dad, especially since they look a lot alike.

The Anti-Magic Devil Is Asta’s Step Brother?

AMD starts having a flashback to when he was small. He was the lowest ranking among the devils and was bullied and toyed with and was finally thrust into the human kingdom.

There he met Asta’s mom, who took him in and cared for him like a son.

Black Clover Reveals The Secrets Behind Asta
Black Clover | Source: Fandom

She even named him Ribe. He grew under her care for a while. However, Lucifero suddenly took control of Ribe’s body one day and tried to manifest in the human world.

Lichita resisted with all her might. She called Ribe her son and sealed him in the five-leaf clover grimoire to save him. Thus technically, Ribe is Asta’s older step-brother.

Who is Asta’s mom, and why is Asta manaless?

Asta’s mom, Lichita, had the power of absorbing mana from her surroundings and keeping it stored within her. She can also store something that doesn’t contain mana in something else and pull it out when necessary.

She is a very kind-hearted person and took in Ribe to raise as her own child. She even started absorbing the power of Lucifero when he tried to take over Ribe’s body.

Lichita has the same powers as Henry Legolant. He too was abandoned and secluded due to his power of absorbing mana from others. Individuals with this ability can absorb large amounts of mana and use it in battles.

Asta himself might be mana-less due to his mom’s condition. It might also be due to some mutation.

Why does Ribe hate all devils?

Ribe was forever mistreated and bullied by the devils in their kingdom. The only bit of kindness that he knew stemmed from Lichita. He was thus attached to her.

Black Clover Reveals The Secrets Behind Asta
Black Clover | Source: Fandom

However, when Lucifero tried to manifest in his body, Lichita was harmed and she had to seal him in the five-leaf clover grimoire. For decades he was trapped inside, slowly growing stronger.

When he is finally out of the grimoire, Lichita is dead. It is no doubt a big shock to him, and he thus wants vengeance on all devils. His goal is to kill them all, even if he has to take away Asta’s body for doing it.

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.

Source: Black Clover Chapter 268

Aaheli Pradhan

Aaheli Pradhan

A grandma by heart who loves to knit, sketch, and swing in parks. Binge-reads a massive amount of manga from psychological to shounen-ai. Either awkward or salty, there's no in-between.


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