Asta and Yuno were introduced to us as mere orphans under the care of the church in the village of Hage.
Their journey has moulded them into powerful Magic Knights that serve the frontlines in the battle against the evil Dark Triad and their pawns from the Spade Kingdom.
But has their journey hinted towards their real roots? Who are Asta and Yuno’s parents? That is a question shrouded with many mysteries.
Asta’s mother is Lichita, who had the same mana-sucking disease as Henry. Asta is manaless because his mana was taken due to this when he was in the womb. While protecting Liebe (Asta’s devil) from Lucifero, she was attacked by the latter and died as a result.
Yuno’s parents are Lord Ciel and Lady Loyce of the Grinberryall royalty from the Spade Kingdom. He is the prince and true heir to the Spade Kingdom.
Asta’s Mother & Devil
Chapter 268 showed Lichita’s close bond with the devil, so much so that she even made him her son.
However, what about her actual son, Asta? What happened that resulted in her abandoning him? As it turns out, she didn’t have much choice at all.
As Asta’s mother was introduced, we were made privy to her body’s unique constitution that absorbed the vital energy and mana of any living being near her.
The only exception was Liebe, i.e., the Anti Magic Devil, who could stay beside Lichita fearlessly due to his utter lack of mana.
In the chapter, we also saw a scene where Lichita left Asta at the church. She did this to protect him from herself, as staying near her would result in his vital energy and mana being stolen.
Instead of giving Asta an early death, Lichita made the excruciating decision of staying away from her son. However, unknown to her, Asta was still affected and was born without mana.
Is AMD Really Asta’s Brother?
Devils all started their life in the afterworld. Their ranks were decided from birth based on their strength.
As a devil without any mana, the Anti Magic Devil was the lowest-ranked and was subjected to the higher-ranked devils’ torture and bullying.
One day, he was thrown up to the gate of the afterworld by a high ranking devil. While others expected his body to shatter, the Anti Magic Devil passed through the gate due to his lack of mana and entered the human realm.
However, even after entering this world, he did not get a moment of peace. The humans were terrified and considered him evil, resulting in them hunting him.
After suffering so much, the Anti Magic Devil collapsed and was ready to welcome death.
The next time he opened his eyes, he was in a bed, with his wounds all taken care of. As it turns out, he was saved by Asta’s mother called Lichita.
Due to the latter’s body that absorbed all vital energy and mana of anyone nearby, she lived alone in a cottage located far away from the village.
The Anti Magic Devil’s lack of mana meant that he was the only person who Lichita could stay near without causing him harm, and Lichita was the only person who had ever cared for him.
Due to this, Asta’s mother, Lichita, named the Anti Magic Devil Liebe and made him her son.
Asta’s mother, Lichita, adopted the Anti Magic Devil (Liebe) as her son, which means that technically, he is Asta’s brother, despite not being biologically related.
This unusual mother-son combo became extraordinarily close and saved each other’s lives in one way or another. However, one-day, Lucifero suddenly took control of Liebe’s body and tried to manifest in the human world.
To save Liebe, Lichita resisted with all her might and ended up putting him in a five-leaf grimoire and sacrificing herself.
In Chapter 233 titled “Fate Begins to Move” from the recent arc — Yuno’s true lineage was finally revealed upon the arrival of a messenger.
The messenger who arrives at Yuno’s old hometown, Hage, claims that Yuno is the Spade Kingdom’s only hope as he is the son of the previous monarchy.
In the next chapter, the messenger identifies himself as Ralph — a guard whose family had served Yuno’s family for generations. He reveals memories of Yuno’s childhood via a spell.
He claims that Yuno is a member of the Grinberryall royal family and a son to Lord Ciel and Lady Loyce. The spell continues to narrate the downfall of the Grinberryall family and the Spade Kingdom as it’s taken over by the Zogratis siblings (Dark Triad).
In an attempt to save Yuno, Ralph’s father crosses the Grand Magic Zone and brings him to the village of Hage in the Clover Kingdom.
Apparently, he uses the last of his magic to save Yuno and urges him to live.
The messenger also reveals that Yuno is the spitting image of Lord Ciel. The necklace with the magic stone found in the Grand Magic Zone is proof of his true parentage.
Yuno digests all of this and reaffirms that he is Yuno, Magic Knight of the Clover Kingdom.
Later, in a fight against the dark disciple, Gaderois, at the Golden Dawn headquarters, Yuno claims that — Whether it’s as a magic knight of the Clover Kingdom or a prince of the Spade Kingdom, he will shut this(Dark Triad) down.
About Black Clover
Black Clover is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Tabata. It began serialization on February 16th, 2015, in Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump. The manga has collected 24 volumes in tankōbon format.
Asta and Yuno are two orphans within the Clover Kingdom. Black Clover traces their journey as they seek to fulfill their ambitions. While people are born with the ability to use Mana power and exercise their magic, Asta was not.
Instead, he trains hard to compensate for it. The story follows these two frenemies as they each join a Magic Squad and set their path to becoming the Magic Emperor.Originally Written By Epic Dope