WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Black clover Chapter 292, “Saber,” by Yuki Tabata, Taylor Engel and Annaliese “Ace” Christman, now available in English from Viz Media.
The commonly used shonen concept of “surpassing your limits” is equally common among Black cloverBlack bulls. But Magna takes this one step further in Chapter 292 of the manga, “Saber”. Rather than commit to a rigorous fitness training regimen, Magna got down to business and, as the chapter reveals, with Zora’s help discovered the hidden benefits of runes.
At first, it was assumed that only high-level mages in the series could use runes to conjure powerful matrices, but after much research, Zora helped Magna understand how “peasants” could manifest their own unique runes to create powerful spells. . It is not an easy process, but it is worth it.
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Let’s see why this new development is so important to the Black Bulls as a whole, not just Magna, and why it’s not just a power-up.
It was quickly revised in the manga, but essentially, Magna’s magical development has elevated her overall proficiency as a Magic Knight. Rather than the traditional shonen of mindlessly training for months, Magna went back to the roots of magic to understand how to compile runes to create arrays that harness her strengths using natural mana. By using natural mana through runes and creating an array to amplify her own magic, Magna was able to create a unique spell, tailored to her value.
Zora and Magna are both able to create their own rune arrays that use the enemy’s magic against them. This could be a specific issue that only relates to “peasants” in Black clover and it actually makes sense given the situations both Black Bull members have been involved in: Zora was able to set a counter trap that absorbed and sent back magic power from higher-ranked enemies, and now, Magna has created so Similar a spell that divides his strength and that of Dante (the leader of the Dark Triad), to level the playing field.
The idea that “peasants” have the ability to fight superiors is what the Black Bulls are. all about. They are the underdog who are constantly ridiculed, but who ultimately prove to be a real threat against demons.
The interesting advantage is that Magna and Zora’s runic magic is so weak that it can go undetected for a long time. This allows them to create spells in advance and set them as traps, or use them undetected, as Magna did with Dante when he first linked his Secret Flame Magic: Soul Chain Death Match.
In the heat of battle, creating effective rune matrices may seem very difficult, but clearly, even “peasants” have the ability to create complicated undetectable spells that can give them an advantage. It’s still unclear how many spells Magna and Zora can create and save thus far, so your best bet is to lead with their most powerful spell.
With all the attention on Dante and Magna right now in the Black clover manga, Zora is being overlooked. Jack is in awe of Magna’s spell, but Zora makes it clear that they shouldn’t interfere as it could affect Magna’s spell. Even if that’s the case, Zora should have a backup plan waiting in case they need to escape. Given that Dante is the main villain, it’s hard to believe that Magna defeat the leader of that Dark Triad, but anything is possible in the world of Black cover. Zora could have a new lingering spell that will give the Black Bulls an advantage, while also giving herself time to escape with Jack and Magna.
Aside from all the magical advancement, Magna’s character development shines through as well in Chapter 292. Magna has gone from being a fist-headed mage to a strategic Magic Knight (but still fist-headed). This time, Magna has a plan and must have come up with a backup one with Zora. The situation may turn desperate, but it doesn’t seem like Magna’s life is really in danger.
Also, his desire not to step on Luck’s shadow is fueling his commitment to becoming a stronger wizard. The two started out as equals, but currently, Luck has the upper hand when it comes to magic and technique. Magna has come a long way from just hitting baseballs, and her recently adapted Secret Flame Magic: Soul Chain Death Match fits her character perfectly.
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