William Vangeance always has a mask on, and fans have started to wonder whether it is because he is hiding his identity as Licht.
As the captain of Golden Dawn, the top-ranking guild, there’s no reason for anyone to doubt Vengeance.
He has always been someone the Wizard King and everyone from the Clover Kingdom trust unwaveringly and has never given them a reason to do so otherwise. However, years of watching anime have taught us better than that.
Any goody-two-shoes character in anime is never who they seem, and there’s always an ulterior motive lying underneath.
While fans had never been too trusting of Vangeance, his similarity to the leader of “The Eye of The Midnight Sun” only confirmed their suspicions.
1. Is William Vangeance Licht?
William and Licht’s similarities were glaringly obvious; however, no one suspected him too much due to the former’s position and history with the Clover Kingdom.
Yami did harbor doubts, and even confronted him, only to be proven wrong. However, the day Vangeance met the Wizard King, the truth was revealed.
YES, it is true. William Vangeance, the captain of Golden Dawn, shares his body with a reanimated body of an elf, Licht.
Licht was the leader of the elves, who were supposedly massacred by the humans of Clover Kingdom and is reincarnated in the body of William.
Surprisingly William had two souls in his body, one belonging to him, and the other to the leader of “The Eye of the Midnight Sun.” Ever since he turned 16, the latter’s soul was the only friend William had and trusted, apart from Julius.
Julius gave him a reason to live and put his powers to good use. He made Vangeance think that he was worth something and became his most trusted friend and leader.
However, at the same time, due to sharing one body, Vengeance saw everything that Licht (Patri) went through and started sympathizing with him.
Both of these people were extremely important and precious to William, which made him unable to pick a side when they opposed each other. Due to this, he gave Licht control over his body and removed himself from the equation.
I. Is Vangeance a Bad Guy?
William Vangeance is not a bad guy in Black Clover as he was simply doing his best to help his friend. Despite having a hand in everything Patri did, his motivations were not evil.
Being alone and shunned from day one, Vangeance felt that the soul of Patri within him was the only one he could call a friend. He sympathized with him and believed that they were both truly similar souls inhabiting the same body.
To let his friend, the leader of “The Eye of The Midnight Sun,” i.e., Patri, have his revenge, he let him take over his body.
It is through Vangeance’s body that Patri wreaked havoc and committed heinous deeds. However, in the end, even he was misguided and had fallen prey to the Devil, Zagred.
Both Vangeance and Patri are not bad guys; they are just characters whose emotions were taken advantage of.
2. Is He Still the Captain of Golden Dawn?
Despite Vangeance’s actions leading to the temporary, but very real death of the Wizard King, his sincerity and history shone through.
He got off relatively lightly, as both Yami and Julius forgave and told him to work harder to repair the damages done.
William Vangeance is still the Captain of Golden Dawn, and while he was ready to step down from his position, he was convinced by the Wizard King to stay put in this situation and correct his wrongdoings rather than running away from them.
3. 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.