Black Bulls is a collective representation of its captain, Yami Sukehiro’s temperament, and principles.
But the topic of its Vice Captain has always remained quite dubious to fans. The more popular Magic Knight Squads have established their Vice-Captains throughout the storyline.
Multiple theories are floating around regarding the identity of the Black Bulls’ Vice-Captain.
1. Quick Answer
While the possible choices were Finral and Charmy, Black Clover chapter 246 revealed a new member. There is no official confirmation regarding the Black Bull’s Vice-Captain, but the man who wears the Bulls’s robe and uses Shadow Magic is most likely to be the vice-captain of Black Bulls.
The spoilers and scans for the chapter can be seen below:
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2. Requirements For Vice-Captain?
There are three major candidates in mind, but it becomes challenging to judge when the criteria for Vice Captaincy is not spelled out in the story.
Through analyzing the vice-captaincy of multiple Magic Knight Squads such as Golden Dawn, Crimson Lion, Purple Orca, and Coral Peacock — it can be inferred that rank is not the sole criterion.
For example, Yuno and Langris Vaude are both Vice-Captains of Golden Dawn, yet their ranks are far apart. Yuno is a 5th Class Intermediate Magic Knight, while Langris is a First Class Senior Magic Knight.
Seniority is also not a guarantee(as again established by Yuno’s position within the Golden Dawn); therefore, it is most likely to be a combination of factors such as strength, leadership qualities, and rank.
3. Contenders For Black Bull Vice-Captaincy
The three candidates from Black Bulls are Charmy Pappitson, Finral Roulacase, and an unnamed mysterious Black Bulls member.
Charmy Pappitson comes into consideration as she is the highest-ranking Magic Knight within the squad after Yami. She holds the rank of First Class Junior Magic Knight and is easily one of the top 5 strongest people within the squad.
Yet, she too has not been confirmed as Vice-Captain, which is slightly puzzling. If strength alone were a determinant factor, then Asta is the strongest after Yami.
Finral Roulacase is the second possibility. He is a First Class Junior Magic Knight from the Squad. He is not one to cross someone’s mind while talking about the strongest members within the squad.
However, he is often found alongside Yami — accompanying him for the essential missions and is brought along to missions even when his powers aren’t needed.
Finral even claims his seniority usually as a joke — but this can be considered as a reason to seek his council within the squad. He’s also known for his intelligence and tactical knowledge.
But then again, it is odd for the mangaka to not specifically label him as a Vice-Captain of the Black Bulls. It seems to be a detail shrouded in mystery with purpose.
Finally, in the early chapters of Black Clover, Yami informs Asta that there are a few Black Bull members that are currently on a break or working on missions from the shadows.
While this conversation was addressed, the panel showed the Black Bull members in the dark. Out of all the members, three stood out as ones that were not introduced or seen within the early arc.
Later in the manga, two out of the three are introduced. These being — Henry Legolant and Zora Ideale.
But it is the third mysterious figure — seemingly, a girl — that has piqued fan interest. Of the three, she is likely the true Vice-Captain of the Black Bull.
Her lack of presence is likely to be the reason why the vice-captaincy of the Black Bulls hasn’t been addressed.
We speculate that she’s on a critical mission that will probably be revealed later in the future.
4. Other Candidates
Other candidates that have been considered but have no real bearing on this analysis are Magna Swing and Henry Legolant — due to their strength and loyalty.
5. About Black Clover
Black Clover is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Yuki Tabata. It began its serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump from February 2015 and currently has 23 volumes in tankōbon format.
Black Clover follows the life of Asta, a young boy without magic powers within a World of Magic. His circumstance does not hinder his dream of becoming the next Wizard King. Along with his frenemy, Yuno, Asta sets into the world of Magic Knights and Squads in hopes of making his dream a reality.