Black March (검은 삼월, 검은 三月, Geomeun Sahmwol; "Black Third Moon") is one of the 13 Month Series made by the blacksmith or crafts master, Ashul Edwaru. The weapon is sentient and has a girl spirit inside it and when ignited, it is capable of unleashing extreme power like the other 13 Month Series.[3]

Black March is a B-rank Needle and Ignition Weapon lent to Baam for a short time by Yuri Zahard at the beginning of the story. Since then it has changed hands a few times, going from Baam to Anak Zahard after the Crown Game (arc), and then was retrieved back by Yuri when Lo Po Bia Ren tried to kill Anaak to retrieve the Green April. The Black March is considered a top grade Needle, although it is not the most powerful one - in fact, it's not even the greatest weapon in Yuri's possession, although it's the most symbolically significant along with the Green April.

Yuri gave the Black March again to Baam at the Last Station to save him from Ranker Charlie Orange Snake weapon attack.

Appearance and Personality

As a weapon, it is a jet black needle that is extremely thin with a slightly thicker handle. On the handle "Black March" is embroidered in cursive. This is written in a language similar to Japanese, but SIU says there is no significance behind[4] (He got a lot of criticism from his Korean fans).

When Ignited, Black March comes to life. It assumes the appearance of a young lady with golden hair and pointed ears dressed in an elaborate red gown. It has the ability to communicate with its user and others who have used it before. The needle is sexist as it prefers handsome males over other categories;[5] It refuse to listen to neither Ha Yuri Zahard and also Anak Zahard[6] whom are both female users, but instead it works just fine for Baam because his face is just her "type".[5] It also rejected Ship Leesoo, probably because he is not handsome.[6] Like Green April, it considers Yuri Zahard to be somewhat of an idiot.

Tower of God: Part 1

Baam receives the Black March from Yuri.

Black March was given to Baam by Yuri so that he could pass Headon's test. He first used Black March to stab the Steel Eel's tongue and then stabbed her into a Ball. When the Ball did not pop, he ignited Black March and, since she thought he was cute, she decided to help him, much to Yuri's annoyance. She was then teleported to the Second Floor with Baam.

Baam used Black March to fight on the Second Floor, but ended up losing her to Anak in the Crown Game. Anak (and Leesoo) was later seen trying to ignite Black March, but she refused to do so. Ren undertook a mission to retrieve the Black March, Green April and to kill Anak Zahard. In the end, Yuri Zahard ended up with both of the 13 Month Series weapons.

Tower of God: Part 2

Yuri is in possession of the Black March for most of Volume 2, but rarely uses it in combat, she prefers to use her fists in battle in most of her fights. The reason for this is probably that she has not been able to ignite the Black March before. It is not her most powerful weapon when she can't even ignite it.

The Floor of Death

Black March and Green April preparing to ignite simultaneously

Yuri first uses the Black March in the Floor of Death against one of Hell Joe's underling, Walcott, under Hwa Ryun's advice. Hwa Ryun advised Yuri to only fight with 13 Month Series because the residents of Floor of Death are protected with a special spell that made them seemingly "immortal". The 13 Months Series can cancel their immortality spell.[7] At first, Yuri actually can't use the Black March because the spirit refuses to follow the order of any females who owned her. Black March only prefers handsome males.[5]

But Black March oddly agreed to ignite. This is probably because of the influence and aura of the Green April, as the spirit of Black March commented "I had a feeling you were nearby" to the spirit of the Green April. Both Black March and Green April then discuss which one of them will lend their ignition power to Yuri. Black March said to Yuri that she can only borrow power from one of them. She can't use both of them since it will activate the special curse and Yuri's body will be possessed with the Ghost of the 13 Months.[7] Despite the warning, Yuri refuses to listen and push her luck to ignite the Black March and Green April together at the same time. In the end, the Ghost of the 13 Months took over the control of her body, where she barely escapes from the control of the ghosts.

The Last Station

Baam receives the Black March from Yuri for a second time.

After having ignited Black March once, she seems more confident in using it in combat. She used the Black March and Green April again at the Last Station. Later, after she saw that Baam was in danger and almost got killed by ranker Charlie's Orange Snake Needle, Yuri quickly transported the Black March to Baam's location with her green Shinsu Bubble. Yuri probably gave it because she can't ignite it. So she gave it instead to Baam in order to help him fight against Charlie. Black March shows interest in Baam again as she did on Headon's floor. She says that she felt his, the "berserker boy's", presence on the Floor of Death. She complements his guts for holding back against a ranker and says she likes his eyes. She says she can extend his powers and ignites. Bam proceeds to destroy the inventory Great Whaley in one hit with the Black March.[8] Baam uses Black March to protect against attacks from the high ranker Ari Bright Sharon. When Baam got pushed into a corner by the Vice Alter Director he stabbed himself with Black March. This gave the Black March the form of a black shinsu thorn fragment, which he transformed into a big black shinsu needle.

Tower of God: Part 3

Bam has yet to use the Black March in the third volume, since Evankhell wanted him to train his basics and stop relying so much on the Black March's power.

Powers and Abilities

  • Once ignited, it allowed Baam to pierce a ball made by Headon.[5]
  • It stopped a bullet mid-air to protect Baam, who was then its holder.[9][10]

Gallery

Anime

In the anime, the design of Black March is changed from a needle to a flat blade, possibly to resemble the Chokuto, a type of straight-bladed stabbing weapon brought into Japan from Korea.

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