Nozel Silva 「ノゼル・シルヴァ Nozeru Shiruva」 is a nobleman and the first son of the Clover Kingdom's House Silva, one of its royal families. He is also the captain of the Silver Eagle squad of the Magic Knights, and a member of the Royal Knights.


Nozel Silva is a slender man with fair skin, narrow blue eyes, and small eyebrows. He has pale, silver-white hair worn in a very distinctive style that is occasionally remarked upon by other characters. Kept long and straight at the lower back, the top and upper side portions of his hair are heavily styled and swept back into long spiky fringe. His long bangs are styled into a braid that hangs between his eyes and down to the tip of the nose, where a small House Silva pendant is attached.

Nozel wears the same style of clothing as the rest of his siblings - a loose fitting shirt with a high collar that is kept closed at the top by a gold band, but is left open below to expose his collar bone. He also wears loose pants, with tight bands just below the knee, and flimsy sandals. In addition, Nozel wears the typical robe of his order, the Silver Eagles.

This robe consists of a short, fur mantle with longer, frilled panels that hang down to the elbow. Like other orders, their squad insignia is placed on the left hand side. Nozel's mantle also has an attached robe that is long enough to reach nearly to his feet. His grimoire case is positioned on his left hip.


Like the rest of House Silva, Nozel is an arrogant man who believes himself superior to others. Although he looks down on "slum rats," he takes his position as a Magic Knight very seriously and holds himself and his siblings to a high standard. When Solid demeans House Vermillion after Fuegoleon is severely injured, Nozel points out that they, House Silva, are worse because they were not present for the battle at all.[2]

Despite his usually arrogant behavior, Nozel does exhibit signs of caring for and respecting people close to him. He states that he will avenge Fuegoleon after he is injured,[3] and later scoffs at Fana's magic, implying that Fuegoleon's flames were far superior to hers.[4]

Though Nozel rarely shows much emotion, he can be surprisingly belligerent when annoyed. He shows open dislike for Yami and insults him on multiple occasions. He is annoyed when Yami and Asta trade banter over how he styles his hair, and threatens them both.[5] When Rill does an impression of Fuegoleon to lighten the mood at the captain's meeting, Nozel is one of the captains who angrily tells him off.[6]

Nozel is not openly affectionate with any of his siblings but shows particular disdain for Noelle and blames her for the death of their mother.[7]

After the events of the attack on the Base of the Eye of the Midnight Sun, he shows a level of acknowledgement of Noelle.


Nozel was born as the first son of House Silva. As kids, Nozel and Fuegoleon Vermillion grow up together and forge a rivalry.[3]

Captains of the Magic Knights squads

Nozel at Entrance Exam.

At the entrance exam, Nozel, along with the rest of the Magic Knight Captains, observe and judge on whom they want to add into their squad.[8] After the exams, when Yuno appears in front of them, all of the captains, including Nozel, want him and raise their hands, but Yuno decides to join the Golden Dawn.[9]

Nozel releasing magical power

Nozel releasing Magic Power.

Much later, at a decoration ceremony with the Magic Emperor, Nozel is present as captain of Silver Eagle, along with Nebra and Solid, who are being promoted. As Noelle's own siblings are heartily humiliating their sister, Nozel goes as far as trying to banish her from the venue. Seeing it happens in front of his eyes, Asta quickly grabs Noelle's arm as he tries to prevent her from leaving. The former then climbs on top of one of the tables and makes his declaration to surpass all of them.[10] A fight arises and eventually Asta is able to hold against Solid. Seeing the embarrassing actions from his younger brother, Nozel steps in as he releases his Magic Power. Fortunately, the captain of the Crimson Lion squad, Fuegoleon, interferes as he points out the House Silva's shameless act of attacking a boy. Fuegoleon's comments are not received well by Nozel as the latter gives him a condescending remark which leads to a brief confrontation between the captains.[11]

Their standoff is interrupted by the announcement that the Royal Capital is under attack.[12] After assessing the situation, Fuegoleon orders Nozel, Nebra, and Solid to head to the central section as it has the highest concentration of mana. The siblings fly away aboard Solid's water eagle,[13] and upon arriving at the battlefield, Nozel is greeted to cheers while he orders the citizens to get behind him.[14] The Silver Eagles resolve to defeat the corpses,[15] and Nozel brings down Silver Rain on them and declares them guilty for attacking the citizens.[16]

Return of the Knights

Return of the Knights.

Once they defeat the enemies, Nozel is suspicious of the weak assault and suspects it was a diversion. Suddenly a spatial magic spell activates and the groups of Knights are teleported far away from the city.[17] Using combined efforts, they manage to get back rather quickly, and Nozel uses his Silver Rain on the enemies but is surprised when the enemy uses a dark magic tool to absorb the properties of his attack.[18]

As the enemies leave, they take Asta with them, and Noelle immediately proposes a rescue mission for her squadmate. However, the other Knights immediately reject it with Nozel deciding to focus the resources on establishing the Royal Capital's defenses. Solid starts making fun of Fuegoleon's loss, but Nozel interrupts him stating that they are even less than him for not even being present at the fight.[19] Later, after a meeting with Julius Novachrono, Nozel is angry at himself for letting Fuegoleon on the verge of dying. As he remembers his past with Fuegoleon, he states that he will find the one who did this to Fuegoleon and bury them himself.[3]

Three captains to the rescue

Jack, Nozel, and Charlotte arrive.

Nozel, Jack the Ripper, and Charlotte Roselei save Yami Sukehiro from the combined attack of Rhya, Vetto, and Fana. After Yami complains about their arrival, Nozel and Yami trade insults.[20] Nozel decides to take on the Third Eye by himself, but when Yami and Asta start criticizing him, he threatens to deal with them first. Asta then tries to join the fight, but Nozel says that someone without magic power would only get in the way.[21]

Nozel attacks Licht but Fana blocks the Silver Spear. As he squares off against Fana and Salamander, he creates multiple spears and boasts about the strength of his mercury, having trained against Fuegoleon's Fire Magic.[22] Like the others Nozel is surprised when Asta makes it through the battlefield unscathed and lands a hit on Licht.[23] When Licht's magic begins overflowing because Asta's sword removed the seal, the Third Eye surround and seal their leader, surprising Nozel with the feat.[24]

Captains together in the dungeon

Nozel and the captains arrive for the interrogation.

Nozel attends a meeting of the Magic Knights captains. He complains about Jack and Yami's bickering. Rill Boismortier mentions the absence of Fuegoleon and the table goes silent, but when he tries imitating the Crimson Lion captain, Nozel and Jack threaten him. After William Vangeance's late arrival, Nozel questions why he was also absent from the decoration ceremony.[25] After Marx Francois contacts them, they proceed to the dungeon and wait to hear the name of the traitor, as revealed by George and Catherine.[26]

When Gueldre Poizot tries to escape, he attacks the other captains with Invisible Soldiers. Nozel defends with Mercury Magic[27] and uses it to grab chunks of the stone floor and ceiling, with which to hit Gueldre. However, Rill restrains Gueldre before the other captains destroy too much of the building, but Nozel explains that they would have had the lower rank knights repair the building.[28] After watching some of Gueldre's memories, Julius orders the captains to search their own squads for more traitors but not to make the information public.[29]

Some time later, Nozel discovers that the Eye of the Midnight Sun's base is the Gravito Rock Zone's floating dungeon.[30][31]

At Julius' request, Nozel and the other Magic Knight captains attend the Star Awards Festival.[32] He quietly resents Golden Dawn for placing first[33] but is visibly shocked when Black Bull places second.[34] After Yuno and Asta take to the stage, Nozel watches quietly as the two rookies display their strength.[35]

Jack and Nozel annoyed with Yami

Nozel annoyed with Yami's gloating.

After the ceremony, Yami greets the other captains and brags about his squad's placement over theirs, for which Nozel threatens him. The other captains then leave, refusing to celebrate with Yami.[36]

Weeks later, Nozel is chosen by Augustus Kira Clover XIII to join the Royal Knights.[37] After the squad travels to Eye of the Midnight Sun's base, Nozel orders Siren to make a model of the dungeon, and Mereoleona explains the situation and divides the squad into teams.[38] Nozel infiltrates the dungeon with Siren, En Ringard, and Nils Ragus. When they are confronted by three mages, Nozel dashes past them and defeats them with a wave of Silver Spears while declaring that he will take Licht's head to avenge Fuegoleon.[39] As he makes his way deeper, Nozel defends against the traps while attacking his enemies.[40]

After Nils and Siren are possessed by elf spirits, they turn on Nozel and En,[41] who escape with a smoke screen. They regroup with the other Royal Knights outside of the dungeon. Nozel sets up a healing space for the injured.[42] When Nozel receives word about more elves in the kingdom, he declares that they must save the country even if it means killing their fellow Magic Knights. Noelle, however, suggests that they can save their possessed comrades. The other Knights agree, and Nozel accepts in silence and creates a vessel to convey them back to the country.[43]

As they pass over the Forsaken Realm, Nozel refuses to stop to defend Hage, prioritizing the Royal Capital. He does allow Asta and Yuno to go but stops Noelle from joining them.[44] On the way, Nozel changes the vessel into an eagle made of mercury, and the group arrives at Clover Castle just before the dungeon.[45]



Battle ProwessEdit


  • Mercury Magic: Nozel uses this form of magic to generate and manipulate mercury.[46]


  • Immense Magic Power: As a nobleman and captain of a Magic Knights Squad, Nozel possesses an immense amount of Magic Power which Asta states to be on the same level to that of Yami Sukehiro.[47] He can create an intense pressure around his surroundings just from releasing it, and manifest a large eagle from his Magic Power.[48] Patri, the leader of Eye of the Midnight Sun, states that he is very powerful, alongside fellow captains Charlotte Roselei and Jack the Ripper.[49]

Cleverness Coolness


  • Grimoire: Nozel possesses a three-leaf grimoire that contains various mercury-based magic spells.[50]
  • Communication Device: Nozel possesses a small device that allows him to communicate with the members of his squad. It can only transmit audio.[52]



Initial ConceptsEdit


  • Nozel's favorite things are discipline and roast duck.[1]
  • Nozel ranked 23rd in the first popularity poll and tenth in the second.
  • Question Brigade Rankings:
    • Nozel is the fourth most beautiful man.[53]
    • Nozel is the second smartest captain.[54]
    • Nozel is the third most disliked by animals.[55]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Black Clover Manga — Vol. 7 (p. 26), Character Profile
  2. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 35 (p. 4-5) and Episode 26.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 36 (p. 16) and Episode 27.
  4. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 52 (p. 12) and Episode 37.
  5. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 52 (p. 7) and Episode 37.
  6. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 54 (p. 10) and Episode 38.
  7. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 58 (p. 7) and Episode 41.
  8. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 2 (p. 10) and Episode 4.
  9. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 3 (p. 7) and Episode 5.
  10. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 23 (p. 12-19) and Episode 20.
  11. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 24 (p. 14-18) and Episode 21.
  12. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 24 (p. 18-20) and Episode 21.
  13. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 25 (p. 11-12) and Episode 21.
  14. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 26 (p. 3) and Episode 22.
  15. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 26 (p. 5) and Episode 22.
  16. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 26 (p. 11-12) and Episode 22.
  17. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 28 (p. 5-10) and Episodes 23-24.
  18. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 34 (p. 12-17) and Episode 26.
  19. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 35 (p. 1-5) and Episode 26.
  20. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 51 (p. 17-19) and Episode 36.
  21. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 52 (p. 7-8) and Episode 37.
  22. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 52 (p. 11-12) and Episode 37.
  23. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 52 (p. 17-20) and Episode 37.
  24. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 53 (p. 13) and Episode 37.
  25. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 54 (p. 6-12) and Episode 38.
  26. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 54 (p. 15-19) and Episode 38.
  27. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 55 (p. 6-7) and Episode 39.
  28. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 55 (p. 13-16) and Episode 39.
  29. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 56 (p. 2-3) and Episode 39.
  30. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 135 (p. 2).
  31. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 107 (p. 6).
  32. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 105 (p. 7-8).
  33. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 105 (p. 10).
  34. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 105 (p. 13-14).
  35. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 106 (p. 5-10).
  36. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 108 (p. 9-10).
  37. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 134 (p. 14-15).
  38. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 135 (p. 1-4).
  39. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 135 (p. 13-16).
  40. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 136 (p. 1-2).
  41. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 149 (p. 16-17).
  42. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 157 (p. 10-13).
  43. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 157 (p. 13-17).
  44. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 158 (p. 6-8).
  45. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 174 (p. 16-17).
  46. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 34 (p. 14) and Episode 26.
  47. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 24 (p. 12) and Episode 21.
  48. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 24 (p. 16) and Episode 21.
  49. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 52 (p. 12) and Episode 37.
  50. Black Clover Manga and Anime — Chapter 34 (p. 12) and Episode 26.
  51. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 157 (p. 11-12).
  52. Black Clover Manga — Chapter 157 (p. 13-14).
  53. Black Clover Manga — Vol. 12, Question Brigade
  54. Black Clover Manga — Vol. 13, Questions Brigade
  55. Black Clover Manga — Vol. 17, Questions Brigade 1