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Characters: Nanatsu No Taizai
The various characters of Nanatsu No Taizai.

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    Danafor Holy Knights 

The former Holy Knights of the now destroyed kingdom of Danafor.

Meliodas

See his entry in the Seven Deadly Sins.

Cain Barzad

Cain is an elderly man who was first introduced in Byzel's annual fighting festival as the one who led the Seven Deadly Sins to it and as a contestant. While he doesn't look like it, he is actually a former Holy Knight of Danafor.


  • Badass Grandpa: He might seem like a weak old man with a bad back but he's actually very strong.
  • Drunken Master: When he is first introduced, Cain is presented as a drunk. Despite this, he is rather skilled.
  • Forgotten Friend, New Foe: When Cain realizes that the person he assumed was Meliodas' son with Strong Family Resemblance was actually Meliodas himself, he presented himself as this trope. In reality though, Meliodas couldn't remember him because Cain always wore full body armor and always went by his Red Baron moniker in the past. The two also fortunately make up in the end.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He went by "The Flame Barzad" so much in the past that Meliodas never actually knew him other than that prior to their reunion.
  • Playing with Fire: Cain's main power.
  • Red Baron: In the past, he called himself "The Flame Barzad" in association to his fire abilities.
  • 24-Hour Armor: He wore his full body armor so much in the past that Meliodas had actually never seen him out of it prior to their reunion.

Liz

A young woman who resembles Elizabeth, and who was once Meliodas' lover when he served Danafor. She was originally a slave of an enemy kingdom of Danafor before being freed by Meliodas. Initially hostile to Meliodas and the Holy Knights of Danafor, she later opened up to them.


     Other Characters 

Elaine

Voiced by: Kotori Koiwai

Elaine is King's sister, and the Guardian Saint of the Fountain of Youth, who was killed by a demon from the Demon Clan in the Fairy King's Forest, and resides in the Capital of the Dead since her death.


Armored Giant

A gigantic heavily mutated Holy Knight that was found inhabiting Gowther's armor in Ordan Forest.


  • Body Horror: Its mutations can be best described as something out of AKIRA.
    • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Originally started out as a two armed abomination whose fingers were arms complete with their own fingers. Later, its two main arms split into four smaller ones, thus becoming a four armed monster.
    • Multiple Head Case: Apart from its normal looking human head, it had several. One that was chopped off and given to Dawn Roar, and four that grew out of his main monstrous body. These later merged together to form a single multi-faced head.
  • Mexican Standoff: Had a extremely long and epic one with Dawn Roar.
  • Red Baron: It was called the Armored Giant due to it wearing Gowther's armor.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Gowther sealed it in his own armor in order to suppress its power.
  • Tragic Monster / Was Once a Man: The Armored Giant was originally Dale, Guila's father, until he was mutated by Hendricksen. As such, he thanks Ban after his Mercy Kill.

Arthur Pendragon

The newly appointed king of Camelot who was very briefly mentioned in gossip early in the manga. Like his namesake, he pulled a sword out of a stone and became Camelot's king. He comes to Liones with a cloaked figure that is somehow able to produce a large army. His intention is apparently to visit the king of Liones, not knowing that the kingdom had been ursurped by its Holy Knights.


  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Like his namesake, he became king at a very young age after he pulled the sword out of the stone. He is visibly one of the younger characters of the series.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In World of Love.
  • Badass: First foreshadowed by his extremely powerful presence felt amidst his huge army alongside a cloaked figure, Arthur proves himself to be this when he fights off evenly against the Great Holy Knight Hendricksen. What's more this particular battle was Arthur's first real fight against an opponent. He only staggered abit later on only on account of Hendricksen deciding to use forbidden abilities, and that Arthur lacked sufficient experience.
    • It's then further revealed that while Arthur has incredible latent power within him as sensed by others, he has yet to figure out what exactly his power is or how to even use it. So in other words, he was pretty much a Badass Normal when he fought against Hendricksen.
    • Badass Adorable: Arthur was very talented even as a kid.
  • Chekhov's News: He was mentioned as early as Chapter 3 of the manga as very easy to miss gossip among the drinking patrons of the Boar Hat. 59 chapters later, he comes to Liones in full force.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When he met King Bartra Liones in his youth, Arthur was told that instead of becoming a Holy Knight as he had always dreamed to become, he would become something much greater, a king. From this momentous prediction, all that Arthur took from it was that he was never going to be a Holy Knight.
  • Cool Helmet: He wears a vaguely demonic looking helmet.
  • Cool Sword: He apparently possesses two swords, each with a different intricately designed hilts. One that he pulled out of the stone, and one with crosses that act as the ends of its cross guard and its pommel.
  • Didn't See That Coming: The Holy Knights and the Sins were so busy with their own affairs that they didn't see Arthur and his entire army coming.
  • Fiery Redhead: He has orange hair that goes with a personality that can sometimes be a bit cocky.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Arthur was forced to fight against Hendricksen without the aid of his own power due to him not yet knowing what type of power exactly he has. He proves to be a match for the Great Holy Knight in regular combat.
  • Happily Adopted: Was adopted by a Holy Knight.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Based on what others sensed from him, Arthur has incredible latent power. The only problem is that he doesn't even know what type of power he has. Still without even knowing what type of power he has, Arthur was able to hold his own against a Great Holy Knight.
  • Idiot Hero / Idiot Savant: Idiot can best describe certain aspects of Arthur such as him not knowing what type of power he has despite it being incredibly strong. Regardless he proves to be incredibly heroic and proficient in regular combat.
    Hauser: Is this guy... an idiot?
    Guila: Either that, or he really is something...
  • Idiot Hair: Arthur has a long part of his hair which sticks out prominently in a rather distinctive shape.
  • King Arthur: Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • The Knights Who Say Squee: Towards Meliodas.
  • Not Blood Siblings: With Kay.
  • The Pollyanna: As shown in a special side chapter depicting Arthur meeting King Bartra Liones as a child, Arthur generally had an upbeat and rather hopeful attitude. Best demonstrated when he was saved from his adopted brother Kay's attempt to seriously injure Arthur by Bartra, all that Arthur did was calmly thank Bartra immediately rather than react to terror to the severity of the situation. Arthur even easily forgives Kay citing that one day they maybe the best of friends.
  • Red-Headed Hero: He is a light orange heroic character.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: As the King of Camelot.

Pelio

The son of the leader of the village of Ordan. He takes care of Gowther in the years that the Sins separated after finding the latter heavily wounded.


  • Bratty Half-Pint: Pelio tends to act like one, but he is a good person at heart as he saved Gowther when he was injured.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Pelio comes off as a brat, but he does show that he actually cares, as when he carried the injured Gowther to the village despite having weak little arms.
  • Inter Generational Friendship: With Gowther/Armando.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: His reaction when Gowther decided to leave Ordan to aid with the Seven Deadly Sins in their fight against the Holy Knights.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: When he finds out that Armando is Gowther and the fact that he lied about his personailty to please him, he swears to become a Holy Knight to capture him.
  • Was It All a Lie?: Pelio asked if the whole Armando thing was a lie. Gowther explains that the Armando persona was never real but it's apparent that the friendship they had was.

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