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My dream is to become a dancer who captivates the entire kingdom!

— To Asta in Temple Battle Royale


Kiato 「キアト Kiato」 is a priest of the Seabed Temple.[2]

AppearanceEdit

Kiato is a young man with dark hair.

As a priest he wears a swordfish mask and a light-colored, hooded robe.

GalleryEdit

PersonalityEdit

Like his sister, Kiato dreams of traveling to the surface and becoming an idol in the Clover Kingdom.[3]

BiographyEdit

Kiato and Kahono spend years practicing their Song and Butoh Magic in worship of the Sea God.[4]

Asta vs. Kiato

Kiato fights Asta.

Years later, when the Black Bulls reach the temple, Gifso challenges them to the Temple Battle Royale and summons Kiato and the other priests, before spreading the fighters around the temple.[5] After warming up with some Monster Toys, Kiato confronts Asta. While showing off his dancing ability, Kiato reveals that his dream is to be a famous dancer of Clover Kingdom and that he has to win so he can reach the surface. As Kiato attacks, Asta counters while declaring his own dream and desire to win.[6] Kiato easily evades Asta's attacks, and Asta struggles to predict Kiato's attacks. Kiato mocks Asta for trying to imitate his dancing and comments that there is a limit for those without magic. Asta shocks Kiato by evading an attack and then declares that he will surpass that limit, which further impresses Kiato.[7]

After Vetto and the Eye of the Midnight Sun invade the temple, Yami Sukehiro and Gifso make an announcement and change the rules of the game, so Kiato and Asta postpone their fight.[8] The two boys make their way towards Vetto's location, and Kiato senses the the types and strengths of magic there. When Asta asks how Kiato evaded his Ki, the priest explains about his Butoh Magic.[9] The two boys are then surprised by the explosive clash of magic from Magna Swing and Luck Voltia's combined spell.[10]

Kiato grows concerned when he sees the state of his father and the strength of Vetto. Kiato and Asta team up to attack Vetto, after the terrorist threatens the lives of the temple's citizens. The boys unleash a flurry of attacks but are pushed back. Vetto insults them, but the two attack again with renewed vigor. They land slashes to Vetto's arms, but the man punches both of them, sending them crashing into a wall.[11]

Kahono and Kiato defeated

Kiato and Kahono are defeated by Vetto.

After Kahono saves Asta, she yells at her brother, and he suddenly sits upright. The two siblings combine their magic and attack Vetto with Sea God Slash, which they claim represents their bonds with those of the Seabed Temple. Although he is initially forced back by the spell, Vetto severs part of Kiato's right leg and crushes Kahono's throat.[12] Kiato is left lying to the side and bleeding out,[13] and is later saved by Vanessa Enoteca, who also ties a tourniquet around his leg, stopping the blood loss.[14]

After the Black Bulls defeat Vetto, Gifso collects his grandchildren, hugging them,[15] before sending them to the temple's infirmary.[16] Noelle Silva visits Kahono, and Kiato develops a crush on her and decides to show her his dance of love.[17] That night, Kiato and Kahono join the other citizens to bid the Black Bulls farewell.[18]

Kahono and Kiato are healed

Kiato's leg is healed.

Asta invites Kiato and Kahono to the Star Awarding Festival. Once there, he uses a bottle of Witch Queen's magic to heal Kiato's leg and Kahono's throat. Kiato hugs Asta, and Kahono then suggests that they go on a double date.[19]

Battle ProwessEdit

MagicEdit

  • Butoh Magic: Kiato uses this form of magic to cast spells through dancing. As he dances, he enters a trance and his attacks become unpredictable.[20]

AbilitiesEdit

  • Expert Swordsman: Kiato is very proficient in swordsmanship, combining his sword skills with his dance moves,[22] and fights Asta on even ground.[23]
  • Enhanced Endurance: He survives after being knocked flying into a stone wall by Vetto, and continues to fight.[24]
  • Enhanced Mana Sensory: Like the rest of his family, Kiato has great perceptive abilities in regards to mana. Even from a distance he can sense the types of mana being used.[25]
  • Enhanced Magic Power: Like the rest of his family, Kiato possesses a large amount of magic power, on the level of a Senior Magic Knight.[26]


Physical
Strength
Magic
Amount
Magic
Control
Magic
Sensing
Cleverness Sense of
Rhythm
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EquipmentEdit

  • Grimoire: Kiato possesses a three-leaf clover grimoire that contains various dance-based magic spells.[27]
  • Treasure Swords 「宝剣 Hōken」: Kiato wields a pair of blue-green swords.[28][29]

FightsEdit

EventsEdit

RelationshipsEdit

Noelle SilvaEdit

Kiato develops a crush on Noelle Silva when she talks to Kahono after the Temple Battle Royale. He calls her "Sea Goddess" 「海神の女神 Kaijin no Megami」 and resolves to show her his dance of love.[17]

Notable QuotesEdit

  • "My dream is to become a dancer who captivates the entire kingdom!" 「実は王国中を魅了する踊り手になるのが夢でさあ〰〰! "Jitsuwa ōkokujū o miryō suru odorite ni naru no ga yume de sā〰〰!"[3]

Initial ConceptsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Kiato likes dancing and Raque's meat cuisines.[1]
  • Kiato is the ninth most muscular character.[30]
  • Kiato ranked 61st in the second popularity poll.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Black Clover Manga — Vol. 9 (p. 44), Character Profile
  2. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 61 (p. 15) and Episode 43.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 61 (p. 15) and Episode 43.
  4. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 67 (p. 8) and Episode 46.
  5. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 60 (p. 6-8) and Episode 42.
  6. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 61 (p. 13-18) and Episode 43.
  7. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 62 (p. 10-15) and Episode 43.
  8. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 63 (p. 14-17) and Episode 44.
  9. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 64 (p. 9-10) and Episode 44.
  10. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 64 (p. 14-15) and Episode 45.
  11. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 65 (p. 3-11) and Episode 45.
  12. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 67 (p. 3-11) and Episode 46.
  13. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 67 (p. 13) and Episode 46.
  14. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 69 (p. 6-8) and Episode 47.
  15. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 73 (p. 3) and Episode 50.
  16. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 73 (p. 10-) and Episode 50.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 73 (p. 12-13) and Episode 50.
  18. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 74 (p. 1-2) and Episode 50.
  19. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 102 (p. 13-18).
  20. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 64 (p. 9) and Episode 44.
  21. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 67 (p. 6-7) and Episode 46.
  22. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 61 (p. 14-18) and Episode 43.
  23. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 62 (p. 10-15) and Episode 43.
  24. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 67 (p. 4-6) and Episode 46.
  25. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 64 (p. 10) and Episode 44.
  26. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 61 (p. 4) and Episode 43.
  27. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 65 (p. 9) and Episode 45.
  28. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 61 (p. 13) and Episode 43.
  29. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 62 (p. 11) and Episode 43, Kiato refers to them as "treasure swords."
  30. Black Clover Manga — Vol. 10, Question Brigade

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