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Asta
Pre-TimeskipPost-Timeskip

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'Wasting your time'...? That's my line. I dunno how many of you there are, but I'll be the one to insta-kill you, so... All of you, bring it on. Right now!!

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Sacrificing citizens for the sake of the country? What kind of prosperity is that?! If you want a fight that badly... Then I'll crush you all!!!

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Now that's what makes you... human!
~ Dante about Asta's transformation

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Right now, this is everything I've got!!
~ Asta after the Devil's Bargain activates

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You're the type who can't kill people, aren't you? You can hate or be sad for somebody else's sake, right? In that case, we can get along! [...] Let's crush the bad guys! Together!!
~ Asta befriending Liebe

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I'm going to be the Magic Emperor... but before that, I want to become the kind of person who can come through for Captain Yami!
~ Asta to his Devil

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Watch me. I'm gonna join forces with a devil... and protect this kingdom!
~ Asta to Damnatio

Summary

Asta was left at an orphanage as an infant on the outskirts of the Clover Kingdom alongside another baby named Yuno. Excitable and outgoing, he dreams of becoming the Magic Emperor, the greatest mage in the kingdom.

However, Asta is one of the rare few, if not the only one to be born without the ability to use magic, but he refused to let this stop him, and continuously trained his body to compensate before finally being awarded with a grimoire of his own while getting Yuno out of a bind.

Since then, he has joined the Black Bull Squad, a group of the most rowdy and outrageous Magic Knights in the entire kingdom, using the power of his ominous Anti-Magic swords to defend those he cares about and strive towards his dream.

After the Timeskip, Asta is able to fly on Demon-Slayer by making it levitate with Anti-Magic. He also gained a new sword, which is none other than Yami's katana. He later named it "Demon-Slasher". He decided to learn how to correctly use his Devil Power by training with Nacht and was able to make a contract with his devil Liebe in order to access to the Devil Union, bring Yami and William Vangeance back and stop the other devils from bringing chaos in the world.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 6-C, possibly High 6-C, higher with Black Asta, Low 6-B with Black Divider, higher with Berserk Mode, far higher with Devil's Bargain | At least 6-C, possibly High 6-C, Low 6-B with Black Asta, 6-B with Devil Union

Name: Asta

Origin: Black Clover

Gender: Male

Age: 17

Classification: Human, Magic Knight, Black Bulls member, Royal Knights member, Peasant, Arcane Stage Mage, Devil Host

Powers and Abilities:

Superhuman Physical Characteristics (Asta possesses an extremely high level of physical strength, he is able to do a thousand single-handed handstand push-ups, swing heavy swords single-handedly with ease, and punch holes in rock walls with no injury to himself), Accelerated Development (Frequently surpasses his own limits during battles, especially against Vetto), Acrobatics, Analytical Prediction (Learned how to use ki and sense it. With ki, Asta has the capacity to predict opponents' next moves by reading their breathing, body movements, glare, life force and current emotional state with all his senses combined), Enhanced Senses (Can read his opponent's emotions), Expert Swordsman (Asta is an adept swordsman and, other the course of the series, he assimilates the skills of the swordsmen he encountered and uses them or adapts them to better fit his own sworsmanship), Extrasensory Perception (Asta can read the opponent's Life-Force), Information Analysis (With Ki, Asta can read his opponents' true intentions and state of mind), Instinctive Reaction (Was able to reflect Magna's fireball after his mind has turned off), Multiple Selves (Type 1 ; Liebe, residing inside Asta's grimoire can take over Asta's body and fight in his place), Reactive Power Level, Social Influencing (Has been repeatedly shown to influence the people around him and change them for the better. Encouraged Luck to fight better. Saved Patry from his insanity), Summoning (Can summon swords out of his grimoire which all are imbued with the power of Anti-Magic), Anti-Magic Energy (Can control the flow of Anti-Magic in his swords without needing to touch them), Fusionism (Fuses with his devil Liebe to achieve the state of Devil Union), and limited Telekinesis (Can control Demon Slayer's trajectory mid-air with his mind), Resistance to Possession/Mind Control (Resisted Liebe's attempt to take over his mind), Mind Manipulation (Unaffected by Neige's Snow Magic, which controls the target, despite not having any Magic Power to resist it), Life-Force Absorption (Asta has shown himself able to resist Zagred's Life-Force Absorption magic), Madness Manipulation (Due to the power of Demon-Destroyer, Asta absorbed and experienced all of Patry's memories and feelings including Zagred's words which drove Patry into despair and insanity and forced the entire elf tribe to have hatred towards humans), and Heat Manipulation (By coating his body with Anti-Magic, Asta can create a technique akin to Mana Skin, which allows him to run across the Yultim Volcano, a grand Magic Region which can reduce a human to cinders)

Anti-Magic (Asta uses swords that are imbued of the mysterious Anti-Magic energy, each of them having different shape and abilities. With those swords, he can easily cut through any magic spell with incredible ease regardless of the shape or even the attribute of the spell, he can also nullify magical teleportation by stabbing the sword into the teleporter's general vicinity. They can even nullify Langris' attacks which can erase out of space anything in a certain path. Anyone taking a clean hit from those swords will be unable to use magic, application of Magic Power, for a variable period of time. The more Anti-Magic Asta uses, the more potent his nullification becomes), Attack Reflection (Can reflect a magic spell back with the spine of his swords), Curse Magic Nullification (Nullified a magic bullet curse that had been inflicted on his skin by No.4 Jimmy), Magical Regeneration Negation (Low-Mid; Prevented Vetto from regenerating his wound with Forbidden Magic) as well as Unholy Manipulation (Asta lets the power of a devil flow within him to transform into Black Asta by channelling the Devil Power inside his swords)

Aura (Emits Anti-Magic in his surroundings), limited Death Manipulation (Withered plants in his surroundings by emanating Anti-Magic), Flight (Can control the amount of Anti-Magic he generate so he won't be unwillingly homing at others' Magic Power), Passive Anti-Magic (Can nullify magic without his swords by spreading his Anti-Magic around his environment's and has an Anti-Magic ammunition that passively nullifies incoming magic attack's), Limited Magic Homing (with Black Meteorite) and improved versions of his original Anti-Magic abilities. Statistics Amplification (Can increase his strength by using more Anti-Magic. However, he loses control of his flight direction), Rage Power (Allowing him to unlock abilities related to the affinity and enhancing his already existing powers) and Berserk Mode, Magical Regeneration Negation (High-Mid; Dante stated that only Anti-Magic could hurt affect him), Resistance to Heat Manipulation (Unaffected by the heat of the Yultim Volcano, a Grand Magic Region which can reduce a human to ashes with heat alone. Ran through Spirit Ladros' fire beam without difficulty), Resistance to Spatial Manipulation (Zagred stated that Asta was completely ignoring the effects of his space-warping trident), Power Nullification (Zagred's spear doesn't affect Asta despite that it disintegrates anything it touches) and Passive Deconstruction (He wasn't even a bit obstructed by Yuno's Magic Power, which causes his surroundings to disintegrate).

Everything mentioned before in a massively superior scale, Magical Regeneration Negation (High; Prevented Naamah from regenerating)

Attack Potency: At least Island level, possibly Large Island level+ (Should be much stronger than his Pre-Timeskip Base Self. Possibly comparable to Post-Timeskip Base Noelle), higher with Black Asta (Far stronger than before), Small Country level+ with Black Divider (Stronger than before), higher with Berserk Mode (Vastly stronger than before. Damaged 60% Dante), far higher with Devil's Bargain (Surpassed his limits and gave his own arm to his Devil in exchange of the true power of Anti-Magic. Damaged 80% Dante's body. Stated by Asta's Devil to be more powerful than his previous transformations) | At least Island level, possibly Large Island level+ (Stronger than before), Small Country level+ with Black Asta (Comparable to his Devil's Bargain Form. Fought off attacks from Devil Union Nacht, who can trade blows with Devil Power Dante), Country level with Devil Union (Far stronger than Devil's Bargain Black Asta. Fought both Lilith and Naamah at the same time without taking a single hit and sliced the latter in half. Deflected Naalith's "Freezing Sun" and one-shot them)

Speed: At least FTL (Faster than before), higher with Black Asta (Faster than before), even higher with Berserk Mode (Managed to tag Dante, which was something totally impossible for him to do in his other forms), far higher with Devil's Bargain (Faster than before) | At least FTL (Faster than before), higher with Black Asta (Managed to keep up with Devil Union Nacht), far higher with Devil Union (Far superior to his previous transformations. Blitzed Naamah)

Lifting Strength: Class K (Much stronger than his Pre-Timeskip base self), far higher with Black Asta (Stronger than before), Class G with Berserk Mode (Was able to swing his sword while being under Dante's Gravity Magic), higher with Devil's Bargain (Stronger than his Berserk Mode) | Class K (Stronger than before), Class G with Black Asta (Comparable to his Devil's Bargain form), Class T with Devil Union (Deflected Naalith's "Freezing Sun" back at them)

Striking Strength: At least Island Class, possibly Large Island Class+ (Much stronger than before), higher with Black Asta (Much stronger than before), Small Country Class+ with Black Divider (Stronger than before), higher with Berserk Mode (Marked 60% Dante with a slash), far higher with Devil's Bargain (Defeated 80% Dante with a sword slash) | At least Island Class, possibly Large Island Class+ (Stronger than before), Small Country Class+ with Black Asta (Struck Devil Union Nacht's Pack clones), Country Class with Devil Union (Sliced Lilith and Naamah's fusion in half)

Durability: At least Island level, possibly Large Island level+ (Should be as durable, if not more durable than before. Possibly comparable to Noelle), higher with Black Asta (Far more durable than before), Small Country level+ with Berserk Mode (Survived a beatdown from 60% Dante), far higher with Devil's Bargain (Took hits from 80% Dante) | At least Island level, possibly Large Island level+ (More durable than before), Small Country level+ with Black Asta (Took hits from Devil Union Nacht), Country level with Devil Union (Comparable to his Attack Power. Far more durable than any of his previous forms)

Stamina: Extremely high (Can still remain conscious after being sliced open from shoulder to hip with a diamond projectile with significant blood loss, fought an army of zombies without getting tired for several hours, and jumped through a wall of flames without flinching or receiving any damage. Fought against Nacht for two to three days straight)

Range: Extended melee range with swords, at least several dozen meters with Anti-Magic and Black Divider, hundred meters in Berserk Mode, kilometers with Devil Union

Standard Equipment:

  • Grimoire: Asta wields a five-leaf clover grimoire, which he receives during his fight with Revchi. The grimoire is tattered and covered in dirt, a black five-leaf clover insignia at the center of its front cover. Assume that the grimoire possesses unusual magic but is otherwise ordinary. Asta is able to summon rusted swords out of it, which he uses for his Anti-Magic. His grimoire used to be a four-leaf clover grimoire that belonged to Licht.
  • Demon-Slayer: Asta's first and primary Anti-Magic sword. It is the largest and heaviest of the four swords, dealing massive blunt damage with each swing and being a better shield overall, and reflect magic with the flat side. However, its heft means that it is slower than the Demon-Dweller and Demon-Destroyer, making it less suitable for parrying and reflecting high-speed attacks. After the 6 months timeskip, Asta gained the ability to fly on Demon-Slayer by channeling Anti-Magic and call it back by saying its name. By infusing Anti-Magic at the extremity of Demon-Slayer, Asta creates a spell called Black Divider. With Black Divider, Asta makes the extremity of Demon-Slayer sharper in order to deal more fatal injuries. In Devil Union, Asta changes the size of the sword itself, making it long and wide enough to deflect kilometer-sized projectiles
  • Demon-Dweller: His second anti-magic weapon, which he discovered towards the end of his fight with Mars. A thinner and more ornate weapon, Asta can swing it much faster than the Demon Slayer Sword, allowing him to defend against attacks too fast for him to block with the Demon Slayer Sword and slice and stab opponents. As a trade-off, it lacks some of the heft of the Demon Slayer sword, resulting in weaker blows. After the 6 months timeskip, Asta gained the ability to summon Demon-Dweller by saying its name and create several Anti-Magic slashes by filling the sword with Anti-Magic and swinging it.
  • Demon-Destroyer: Asta's third Anti-Magic sword, It can cut through magic spells with its edges, just like his other two swords. It can also severe the cause-and-effect relationship to absorb and remove the effects of magic spells as if they were never casted or even negate Reincarnation Magic. The shape of Demon-Destroyer changes when Asta is in Devil Union.
  • Demon-Slasher: Asta's fourth and most recent Anti-Magic sword, a katana taken from Yami Sukehiro during the last second of their battle against Dante Zogratis. Can cut spells with its edge, just like his other three swords.

Intelligence: Average, Genius in combat. Asta is a teen that was given minimum education due to living in the boondocks at the edge of the kingdom for most of his life and is thus fairly ignorant and book dumb, but nevertheless makes up for it with his strong combat instinct which borders on precognition at times. After receiving advice from experienced Magic Knight Captains such as Yami Sukehiro and Fuegoleon Vermillion, he has become much calmer and level-headed in combat, focusing on the task at hand and maintaining his composure while under pressure. He is a fast learner and takes positive advice to heart, he managed to master the use of his Anti-Magic swords in an extremely short period of time, becoming an expert practically overnight, learned complex techniques such as Ki in less than a handful of tries and mastered it right after, and even copied the stances and battle techniques of his previous allies and opponents just by seeing them once. His ability to learn new techniques is further enhanced when he is in the midst of a battle as he always tries to surpass his limits.

Weaknesses: Reckless with little regard for his own safety, but this has lessened somewhat over the course of the story. Asta is exceptionally naïve at times and is rather merciful. He can swing the Demon-Dweller Sword faster, but can't hit as hard with it and vice versa. Anti-Magic is less effective against amorphous magic such as Fog, Smoke, and Sand Magic as they can simply flow back into position. The magic projectile function of the Demon-Dweller Sword requires time to charge and the actual type of projectile fired cannot be controlled by Asta. He can only enter his Black Asta Form three times a day and doing so places an incredible strain on his muscles and bones. His Black Asta form right after the Devil's Bargain only lasts for 50 seconds. The Devil Union form lasts for 5 minutes.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

Anti-Magic: Asta possesses no mana and therefore is unable to use magic whatsoever. However, his lack of magic enabled Asta to wield the power of Anti-Magic, power coming from a Demon. As its name suggests, Anti-Magic has the unique ability to nullify other magical attacks without difficulty. He uses this power through swords that are stored within his grimoire corrupted by Anti-Magic. He currently has 4 swords: the Demon-Slayer Sword which is able to cleave through virtually any kind of magic with its edges, deflects magic back with the flat parts of the sword, the Demon-Dweller and Demon-Destroyer Swords which as well as cleaving and deflecting magic, can absorb magic for the former and revert magic effect for the latter. He later gained Yami's Katana during his fight against Dante and gives it a name: Demon-Slasher.

  • Bull Thrust: After being flung through the air, Asta points both the Demon-Slayer Sword and Demon Dweller Sword in front of himself. Any spells or magic life forms that are in front of Asta are dispelled after coming in contact with the swords. Asta is also incapable of changing direction without the help of Spatial Magic users.
  • Mirrors Slash: After Asta has been multiplied with Mirrors Brigade, the Demon Dweller Sword absorb an ally's magic and, with a swing, release the magic in a flurry of flying slashes, which can nullify magic.
  • Demon-Slayer Sword: Black Divider: While wielding the Demon-Slayer Sword, Asta pushes the Anti-Magic to the edges of the blade, increasing its size and extending its reach. After the Timeskip, he learned to use Black Divider without needing to transform into Black Asta
  • Demon-Dweller Sword: Black Slash: Ability learnt after the six months training in the Heart Kingdom. While holding the Demon-Dweller Sword, Asta fills the sword with Anti-Magic, swings it, and releases the energy as a flying slash which cuts through magic and carries enough force to knock an opponent back into a wall or up through a ceiling. The slash does not appear to cut the opponent but can knock them unconscious. Asta could swing the sword in rapid succession to create a flurry of slashes for targeting multiple opponents.

Black Asta: After being healed by the Witch Queen and nearly being defeated by Ladros, Asta discovered the ability to channel the flow of Anti-Magic emanating out of his swords through his body, greatly increasing his strength and speed while clearing his mind of all doubts and extraneous thoughts and improving his focus and clarity of mind. At first, he needs some concentration and his two hands on his sword to channel Anti-Magic and transform but can now transform into Black Asta with relative ease.

  • Black Meteorite: After activating his Black Asta form, Asta lunges at his opponent, homing in on his target's mana signature while the shroud of Anti-Magic around him nullifies oncoming magical attacks, dealing a powerful slash to the target once he is in range.
  • Black Hurricane: With Anti-Magic flowing from the Demon Slayer Sword, Asta steps forward and spins around rapidly, engulfing his surroundings with arcs of Anti-Magic that nullify any magical spells or constructs they come into contact with. This ability is able to deactivate an entire field of magical traps of various kinds in an instant.
  • Compound Magic 「複合魔法 Fukugō Mahō」: Despite not being able to use magic, Asta can still combine his Anti-Magic with another magic. Compound Magic is the combination of multiple different spells to create a single, more powerful spell. A smaller variation, Union Magic 「合体魔法 Gattai Mahō」 is the combination of only two spells.
  • Mirrors Slash: After Asta has been multiplied with Mirrors Brigade, the Demon-Dweller Sword absorb an ally's magic and, with a swing, release the magic in a flurry of flying slashes, which can nullify magic.
  • Mirrors Meteorite: While wielding the Demon-Slayer Sword, Asta coats himself in Anti-Magic and is then multiplied with Gauche's Magic tool, just like Mirrors Brigade. The original Black Asta and his copies then charges a target from multiple directions by using Black Meteorite.

Note: Compound Magic and Union Magic spells can only be used with another mage, therefore not usable in 1 versus 1 scenarios.

Devil Union: After the Devil-Binding Ritual, Asta gained the ability to assimilate with his devil and fuse.

Ki: During the battle opposing Patry and Yami, Asta learned how to read the natural energy given off by living beings to read their current emotional state or predict their next attacks, granting him a pseudo-sixth sense for danger and enhancing his reaction speed.

Key: Beginning of Timeskip | Post-Devil Binding Ritual

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Notable Victories:

Shiki Granbell (Edens Zero) Shiki's Profile (Beginning of Timeskip Base Asta and Post-Xenolith Training Shiki were used. Speed was equalized)

Blackbeard (Marshall D. Teach) (One Piece) Teach's Profile (Devil Union Asta and Pre-Timeskip Blackbeard were used. Speed was equalized)

Astro Boy (Astro Boy) Astro Boy's Profile (6-B Versions were used and Speed was equalized)

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:

Discussions

Discussion threads involving Asta (Post-Timeskip)
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