Julius’s death and sacrifice for his people definitely incited great emotions among the fans of Black Clover. Many resigned themselves for this to be the end of the 28th Wizard King, Julius Novachrono.
However, after episode 120, we can safely assume that there is still a lot left to add in the story of this legend. Read on to find out more about the man everyone believed to be dead!
- 1. Quick Answer
- 2. Who is Julius Novachrono?
- 3. Will Julius get his Grimoire back?
- 4. Will Julius Remain the Wizard King?
- 5. How strong is Julius Novachrono
- 6. About Black Clover
1. Quick Answer
The supposed death of Julius Novachrono, the 28th Magic Emperor of the Clover Kingdom’s Magic Knights, devastated fans and characters alike.
However, in the 120th episode of Black Clover titled “dawn,” a much younger Julius emerges. Julius later claims to have saved 13 years on the cross on his forehead and has activated his time magic, which let him escape death…with some drawbacks.
2. Who is Julius Novachrono?
Julius Novachrono is the 28th Magic Emperor (Wizard King) of the Clover Kingdom. He is a very wise man with an obsession for all kinds of magic and does not see people based on their social standings. He is a very driven man and someone who puts a great deal of effort into defending the citizens of Clover Kingdom.
I. Julius’s Coverless Grimoire
Julius possessed a coverless grimoire that contained various time-based spells. It was one of the most unique Grimoires in Black Clover as it had no cover.
It has been theorized that since the property of Julius’s magic and the spells of the Grimoire specialize in time magic, which has no beginning or end, is the reason it is coverless.
II. How did Julius lose his Grimoire
Patolli, who inhabited William’s body, suspected that Julius had the final two magic stones. Thanks to this, Julius and him engage in a deadly battle. In the end, to protect the lives of the Clover Kingdom citizens, Julius sacrifices himself and supposedly died.
III. Did Julius Die?
Later when Yami and William go looking for him, Julius comes back to life due to the additional 13 years he had stored on the cross on his forehead and has activated his time magic, which let him escape death.
But this revival did not come without drawbacks. Julius’s Grimoire, which was known to be virtually limitless, now only has a single page. His resurrection not only cost Julius his Grimoire but the majority of his powers.
3. Will Julius get his Grimoire back?
After Julius revives himself in the body of a 13-year-old, it is seen that Julius no longer possesses his Grimoire. All that remains is a single page, which is vastly different from his previous unbound Grimoire.
His powers have undoubtedly decreased a lot, and many fans are wondering whether he will ever recover them. Thankfully, we have an answer.
In an interview with Black Clover’s creator, Yuki Tabata, he revealed that a grimoire is entirely a manifestation of mana and hence can not be destroyed unless and until the mage who possesses it dies.
Even though his age is 13, his connection with the Grimoire from when first received it still exists. Although that reincarnation spell reduced his Grimoire to a single page, he is still capable of regaining that power.
This fact gives us hope that one day Julius may recover his powers, and we might finally get to take a glimpse of his majestic Coverless Grimoire once again.
4. Will Julius Remain the Wizard King?
Julius, in his current form, probably won’t be able to take up the mantle as a wizard king. He’s presumably a lot weaker now that his Grimoire seems to be only one page, and all the time he had stored up was used to save the kingdom and bring him back to life.
It would seem that Julius still needs time to recover his powers before he can resume his position as the Wizard King.
Next Wizard King
Since Julius might not be in a position to assume the Wizard King’s position again, the question that next arises is, “who will take up his position then”?
Officially, there hasn’t been any selection, but there are definitely some contenders that come to mind. The main ones being, Fuegoleon, Nozel, Yami, William, and Mereoleona.
With Mereoleona not interested in politics and both Nozel and Yami acting like brash young-guns, the fan-favorite is definitely Fuegoleon, especially after his power boost with the Fire Spirit, Salamander.
5. How strong is Julius Novachrono
I. With Grimoire
Julius’ Coverless Grimoire can allow its user to become as powerful as he/she desires. Since the Grimoire specializes in time spells, it has no beginning or end. The spells help Julius manipulate time.
He can restrain, accelerate, decelerate, stop, or even reverse the flow of time. This is seen when he uses up his stored time to revert to his 13-year-old self and escape death. This ability makes Julius the strongest wizard in the Clover Kingdom and one of the most powerful overall.
II. Without Grimoire
After his reincarnation, all Julius was left with was a single page. He exhausted all his powers in saving the people and himself. However, he still cannot be underestimated.
After serving as the 28th Wizard King for years, his battle prowess and wit still cannot be taken lightly. Besides, Julius’s connection with his Grimoire still exists, and he can regain it.
6. 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.
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.