Black Clover: How does Lucius’ Manipulation work?

Black Clover: How does Lucious' Manipulation work?

Black Clover is set in a world where everyone is born with the ability to use magic. Asta and Yuno are two orphans who were raised together in a church on the outskirts of the Clover Kingdom. While everyone else in the kingdom is born with magical powers, Asta is the only one who is born without any.

Despite this, Asta dreams of becoming the Wizard King, the strongest mage in the kingdom. Yuno, who is a prodigy with immense magical power, also dreams of becoming the Wizard King. The two friends vow to compete against each other to see who will become the next Wizard King.

What is Lucius’ Manipulation in Black Clover?

Lucius Zogratis, also known as Julius Novachrono, is a powerful mage who possesses the ability to manipulate time and souls. His Time Magic allows him to accelerate, decelerate, and stop time, while his Soul Magic allows him to alter the life, spirit, and magic power of others.

Black Clover: How does Lucious' Manipulation work?
Lucius Zogratis | Image courtesy of Pierrot Studios

Lucius’ manipulation abilities are incredibly versatile. He can use them to attack his opponents, defend himself, or even control their minds. For example, he can use his Time Magic to slow down his opponents’ movements, making them easy to hit. He can also use his Soul Magic to weaken his opponent’s magic power, making them easier to defeat.

How does it work?

Lucius’ manipulation abilities make him a very dangerous opponent. He is able to control the flow of time and the souls of others, giving him a significant advantage in battle. However, he is also a very arrogant and overconfident mage, which can sometimes lead to his downfall.

It can work in a multi-faceted way through-

  • Time Magic: Lucius can use his Time Magic to accelerate ( sped up the flow of time around Asta, making it difficult for him to move), decelerate, and stop time (froze the flow of time around him and his allies, allowing them to attack their opponents without fear of retaliation). He can also use it to create time loops and to see into the future. This is considered one of the most overpowering abilities in the entire franchise.
Black Clover: How does Lucious' Manipulation work?
Asta in Black Clover | Image courtesy of Pierrot Studios
  • Soul Magic: Lucius can use his Soul Magic to alter the life, spirit, and magic power of others. He can also use it to control their minds and to create soul weapons.
  • Spirit Sword: Lucius wields a powerful sword called the Spirit Sword, which is said to be able to cut through anything. The sword is also imbued with Lucius’ Soul Magic, which gives it even more power.
Black Clover: How does Lucious' Manipulation work?
Time Magic in Black Clover | Image courtesy of Pierrot Studios

In conclusion, Lucius’ manipulation abilities are incredibly powerful, but they are also very dangerous. He has the potential to use his abilities to harm or even kill others, and in Chapter 360, he has shown that he is not afraid to do so. Watch the anime here or read here to see more of Lucious’ powers in action.

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