One of the more intriguing elements of Black Clover is the true identity of Asta’s parents. Raised as an orphan, the series reveals that his mother was known as Richita (Felecia Angelle), but we never learn of his real father. One theory put forward by Redditor u/Erockplatypus asks if it’s none other than Augustus Clover (Sonny Strait) who could have impregnated Richita and didn’t want anyone to find out. Therefore, he could have invoked entities capable of cursing her and forcing her to spend her days in isolation so that she would not involuntarily steal the life force of others.
Unfortunately, the Black Clover anime is long over, so it’s unlikely we’ll get a definitive answer as to whether Asta is actually cursed, or if this is just another fan theory that falls into the tinfoil hat category. On the other hand, perhaps the upcoming Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King movie will provide some context. Already announced in 2021The film is rumored to be something of a prequel to the anime that follows a previous Wizard King. At the time of writing, more details are scarce, but we do know that the lengthy feature will premiere on Netflix on March 31, 2023.
There are many unanswered questions left in the Black Clover anime universe so one can only hope we are not left in the dark forever – particularly regarding the truth of Asta’s family lineage.