The 15 Best 'Black Clover' Villains, Ranked

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Vote up your favorite 'Black Clover' villains.

No great shonen anime is complete without a great cast of villains, and Black Clover is no exception. With devastating powers and intriguing motivations, these anime villains make the show worth watching.

Whether they're among the strongest Black Clover villains like Dante and Zagred, or weak but still intriguing like Dazu, the show has an incredible array of villains that the heroes must overcome. Who are the best Black Clover villains? That's up to you.

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  • 1
    246 VOTES

    Unlike the other members of the Dark Triad, who treat fights like games, Zenon Zogratis prefers to dispatch his enemies as efficiently as possible. He's a cold, cruel, and merciless person who gets the job done.

    It's hard to say what's scarier - his ability to control space itself using Spatial Magic or his ability to turn his own bones into weapons using Bone Magic. No matter which power he's using, you do not want him as an opponent. 

    • Appears In: Black Clover
    246 votes
  • 2
    213 VOTES

    If you love ridiculously spooky, purely evil villains, Zagred's your guy. Zagred is a high-ranking Devil who orchestrated the massacre of the Elf Tribe. He's a sadistic demon who sees everyone else as a means to his ends - obtaining a permanent body.

    His Kotodama Magic, which lets him alter the world around him using speech, makes him even more formidable. His badass design emphasizes his power. 

    • Appears In: Black Clover
    213 votes
  • 3
    147 VOTES

    Lucifero

    Lucifero
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    Lucifero is the highest-ranking Devil in the underworld, which he rules alongside two other Devils. He's pure evil, placing little to no value on anyone's life, be they humans, elves, or lesser Devils.

    At one point, he was ready to destroy the entire world. With his Gravity Magic and his ability to possess Dante Zogratis, stopping him is no easy task. 

    147 votes
  • 4
    179 VOTES

    Asta and Yami's battle against Dante Zogratis is one of the coolest fights in the show. Part of that is because Dante is such a cool villain. He's a suave, charismatic person who seems totally chill - that is, until you realize he sees humanity as inherently evil and thinks everyone is better off expressing their "true nature." 

    His combination of Body Magic, Gravity Magic, and the powers granted by the Devil he's possessed with make him nearly impossible to beat. 

    One downside to Dante? He definitely doesn't see women as his equals. That might be a deal breaker for some people. 

    • Appears In: Black Clover
    179 votes
  • 5
    158 VOTES

    The Witch Queen

    The Witch Queen rules over the Witches' Forest and is the mother of all witches. She's able to tell the future, and she uses what she learns to manipulate others to her benefit. For example, she kidnaps Vanessa in the hopes of using her Thread Magic, and she heals Asta's arms so she can use him, too.

    However, she hardly needs other people's magic - her own Blood Magic and Creation Magic can easily do some serious damage. 

    158 votes
  • 6
    199 VOTES

    Liebe's villain status is debatable - he's the reason Asta is able to use Anti-Magic, and the two of them do develop a partnership over time. Nevertheless, he did try to completely take over Asta's body, and he's given him a whole lot of trouble.

    Despite being a Devil himself, Liebe desperately wants to destroy his own kind. That's because Lucifero, the strongest Devil of them all, took Liebe's adoptive mother's life in an attempt to force him to leave the world of humans. 

    • Appears In: Black Clover
    199 votes