Ey up guys. My Spotify has gone to hell, it keeps refusing to play random songs when I’m not connected to Wi-Fi. Which is weird cos I’ve had no issues for months. I really need to get some actual technological skills cos this is getting stupid. In better news AJR’s new record is out which is one of the ones I’ve been anticipating for months so here’s hoping it’s decent.
I got it on as I write this. Next up is finishing my Owl City run through, I knew I liked the guy but basically every album I’m keeping on my Spotify now as usually when I do this I just keep the songs I like in a corresponding playlist but this time there’s no need, it’s basically all bangers. Anyway, below you will find discussion & spoilers regarding Black Clover 288 Raw and recap of the most recent chapter of Black clover, Heavy spoilers. Enjoy!
Black Clover Chapter 287 Discussion:
First we get a double page colour spread of Asta in his Devil Union Form and Yuno in his Spirit of Boreas form. Goddamn it is so good, Asta is giving me major Guts vibes here which is no surprise, the Asta-Yami dynamic is very much like Guts and Puck.
So we see Nacht back to being ensnared in the Devil’s ice, thinking to himself how his own death doesn’t matter, but what is important is staying alive long enough to ensure victory for all. He thinks how his Devils are only mid-level whereas these are Supreme Devils, and he has no way of winning against them.
The mangaka used his flashback no jutsu card and so we see Nacht in front of his brother’s grave, seemingly freshly buried. It’s raining because of course it is. We then see Yami arrive and tell Nacht how one day he will have his own Squad, and if he does then he wants Nacht as the vice-captain. Nacht then thinks to himself how he will never forgive himself and he can’t be like Morgen; he must destroy evil from within until his dying breath.
Back in the present, he asks his Cat and Bird Devils, Plumede and Walgner, to help him pull off a gamble. They agree and tell him how through him they were able to see things they never could have in the Underworld. Given how Nacht talks about Devils I wonder how his relationship actually is with them, cos he’s made it out like they’re all evil but their reaction would suggest he may have been somewhat lying to Asta during their Devil Union training. Anyway, the gamble seems to be a two-devil’s Devil Union Mode. It appears to be a strange mix of his cat and bird devil forms. It looks pretty damn cool and allows him to escape the ice.
Through this he is able to momentarily boost his abilities to pull off a new powerful spell; Monument of Atonement. What appears to be a giant box surrounds Nacht and the Devils, with many hands connecting the two. He tells the Devils this will lock all three of them in a world of shadows where they will be unable to escape as they continuously battle. The last panel of the page reveals it to in fact be a giant coffin.
The coffin lid slams down on the group, and it seems the church is silent. But only for mere moments. There’s an explosion and Nacht is thrown out onto the floor bloodied and tattered. He’s in a state of shock over how they broke the spell so easily, when the Shadow magic is meant to be something that doesn’t tangibly exist. Yet their fire and ice obliterated it.
They then freeze one arm and burn the other as Nacht screams out in anguish as the masks for Plumede and Walgner lie cracked in a pool of…….his shadows? or blood? hard to tell. Whatever the case, Nacht realises how much these two have been playing with him as they cackle at his screams. He thinks to himself how there is no human who can defeat a Supreme Devil. When……..
Asta arrives in another double page spread in front of a shocked Nacht, full Devil Union Mode, and hacks off the arm of the Fire Devil. It looks confused as Asta demands to know what they think they’re doing to the Black Bulls vice captain. Nacht simultaneously thinks to himself how the one thing that could would be Anti-Magic. Now who do we know who wields that kind of magic……..
You’d think getting two epic entrances in one arc, barely ten chapters apart, would result in diminishing returns. Nah this was still epic as all hell. When we first Nacht I thought all his rage and hatred was outward, aimed at someone else. Nope, dude just hates himself that much. Ouch, damn you Tabata you made me feel do you now how taxing that is?……….ok that sounded funnier in my head it just reads sad here. Anyway, the Atonement Spell was about as subtle as a brick here, Nacht being basically suicidal in his attempts to make up for the death of his brother. But I don’t think it’s just for Morgen, but for the world as Nacht feels he cost the world a great man. And how Morgen felt his death was atonement for keeping his family’s devil research quiet, Nacht feels ridding the world of devils is atonement for messing around with forces he couldn’t control and killing everyone around him due to his arrogance and recklessness.
Black Clover Chapter 288 Spoilers & Predictions:
Chances are we’ll stick with this battle for now. I don’t think Asta will straight up curb-stomp these two, but he will definitely surprise them as they will likely pull the Achilles heel of all villains, the You think you could possibly defeat me? But I am so much stronger! and proceed to get a physical thesis in why that mindset is dumb when you’re on the villains side. Nacht seems pretty unlikely to get involved unless one of his devils can act as some kind of crutch for him. Kind of like how when Endeavour fought the High-End Nomu, at one point he admitted his body was basically shut down and he was merely propelling himself forward with his firepower alone.
If we do go to a different battle, there’s still Charlotte and Rill vs Vanica and Megicula which we haven’t seen since the chapter the Dark Triad unlocked 100% Devil Power. Or perhaps the Heart Kingdom gang will break into the Castle. We have some obvious match-ups there, but a fair few we don’t know yet. Given how many characters are involved I think we’ll see a good variety of team-ups for this. I’m hoping to see Sarado of the Heart Spirit Guardians get something to do, seeing as it was shown in the anime that she trained Charlotte it would make sense if she jumped in to save her and Rill.
Also if Smurik the Wind Spirit Guardian helps out Yuno, that could be an interesting team-up seeing how they utilise Wind Magic in different ways. Also Gadja is going straight for Morris, but who will join him? And what may be revealed there, we don’t know much about Morris yet or just what he knows of the Devils, or what he is truly capable of.
Black Clover Chapter 288 Release date:
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