This image is from another thread here. Had a BC discussion and someone mentioned that BC had Power/Spectacle Creep with no proof of course. Sure, the characters in Black Characters have gotten stronger over the course of the manga, however, Julius, Captains, Vice-Captains, Top Tier Third Eye Members, & The Witch Queen still eclipse the the individual squad members by a large margin. Even when Asta & Yuno do gain reasonable power ups the following still happens Yuno might have been able to stalemate Lil, he still didn’t actually win since Lil busted his own crystal. Currently, Yuno NEEDS his Spirit Dive transformation just to be able to contend with a Captain level opponent. Asta gets his power up and still gets checked by Mereoleona. Asta NEEDS his “Black State” just to contend with a Vice-Captain level opponent. Onto the other characters, Noelle did severely injury Vetto with her “Roar of the Sea Dragon” and would’ve killed him if regeneration wasn’t a factor. She lacks the speed & durability to be a constant threat to him at the time. She's a good example of a weaker character being able to hurt things way above her pay grade. Both Luck & Magna were able to fight Vetto but all they managed to do is pretty much tickle him. He even says that he let em hit him to see what they could do. Luck was able to contend with Vetto in physical combat and not get wasted. Finally Vanessa, “oh she has the OP fate manipulation” Nah it’s only useful if the cat can actually touch the individual that she’s targeting otherwise like with Noelle, she lacks the speed & durability in order to be truly overpowered. The series hasn't set a stupid high bar right at the beginning of the series save for rumors like Yami & Jack taking out a mountain during a sparring match. It's been pretty grounded so far. BC is a baby hamster compared to other series’ such as Bleach, Dragon Ball, or Naruto.