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aka: Nanatsu No Taizai

The various characters of The Seven Deadly Sins.

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    Danafor Holy Knights 

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

Meliodas

The former Great Holy Knight of the Danafor Holy Knights.

See his entry in the Seven Deadly Sins.

Cain Barzad

Voiced by: Takashi Inagaki (Japanese), Steve Kramer (English), Eduardo Tejedo (Latin American)

Cain is an elderly man who was first introduced in the first Vaizel's annual fighting festival in the series 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

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Voiced by: Sora Amamiya (Japanese), Erika Harlacher (English), Lupita Leal (Latin American)

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.


     Druids 

Druids

Known as the sorcerers of the forest, druids are humans who revere the Goddess Clan and have the distinction of being able to cast a number of White Magic related spells. Their homeland Istar is an island in the middle of a lake which can only be accessed by those allowed by the druids. A number of other characters within the series while not exactly druids proper, are descended from druid origin.


Tropes pertaining to the Druids in general

  • Circle of Standing Stones: The gateway to the druids' homeland as well as the surrounding stone structures are very reminiscent of Stonehenge.
  • Druid: Their main characteristic which is reminiscent of ancient British druids of legend and lore.
  • Hidden Elf Village: Their homeland which is reminiscent of Avalon from the King Arthur mythos, is a lake based island that is completely hidden. Only those allowed by the druids can pass through the gateway to it.
  • Matriarchy: Amongst the druids, there is a particular sect wherein the women act as Apostles of the Goddesses while the men serve as mere priests. Most other druids are just ordinary practitioners.
  • Mystical White Hair: Many druids and druid descended characters have white or silver hair. According to a Q&A from chapter 129, not all druids have this particular trait but many of them do have it.
  • People of Hair Color: Mystical White Hair is a rather common trait among many druids and those that have descended from them.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is their homeland spelled Istar or Ishtar?
  • White Magic: Healing Magic and other such related spells are abilities that can only be used by druids and their descendants.

Jenna

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One of the two heads of the druids along with her sister Zaneli. She, her sister, and Theo know of the Seven Deadly Sins from a mission the Sins had in the past. They decide to help Meliodas when he comes to their homeland looking to recover his stolen strength.


  • Angel Unaware: In a sidestory in Volume 23 of the manga, while she and her sister recognize Meliodas as actually being a demon, he on the other hand recognizes them as actually being goddesses. It's unclear as of yet if they are actual goddesses or just reincarnations of goddesses, although the second Fanbook implies the latter case as it lists them as humans.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When first introduced, she starts playing around with Hawk like he's some sort of toy the moment the two meet.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her hair is braided to the right and her dress only has a left sleeve.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: In comparison to her identical looking sister, she has blond hair that's braided to the right and a blue dress that only has a left sleeve. Her dress also doesn't have the long skirt that her sister's identical looking attire has, instead looking more like a one piece miniskirt.
  • Magic Wand: Wields a magic wand
  • Polar Opposite Twins: She's more laid back and upfront than her sister based on both general personality and looks however, she's more serious about the situation when the Sins come to the druids for aid. She's essentially somewhat the more mature sister in this regard.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Though listed as humans, the second Fanbook also interestingly lists Jenna and her twin sister's ages as 1800. This may have to do with the fact that they're actually goddesses as revealed in a sidestory in Volume 23 of the manga.

Zaneli

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One of the two heads of the druids along with her sister Jenna. She, her sister, and Theo know of the Seven Deadly Sins from a mission the Sins had in the past. In particular, she appears to have feelings for Meliodas of which aren't reciprocated. Regardless, she along with her fellow druids decide to help Meliodas when he comes to their homeland looking to recover his stolen strength.


  • Angel Unaware: In a sidestory in Volume 23 of the manga, while she and her sister recognize Meliodas as actually being a demon, he on the other hand recognizes them as actually being goddesses. It's unclear as of yet if they are actual goddesses or just reincarnations of goddesses, although the second Fanbook implies the latter case as it lists them as humans.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She gets easily jealous at Elizabeth being so close to Meliodas.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When first introduced, she glares at Elizabeth and then proceeds to place Meliodas' hand on her breasts. He quickly takes his hand off though.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her hair is braided to the right and her dress only has a left sleeve.
  • Hopeless Suitor: She's obviously in love with Meliodas, but she knows very well that he doesn't feel the same way.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: In comparison to her identical looking sister, she has violet hair that's braided to the left and a white dress that only has a right sleeve. Her dress also has a long skirt that covers her legs unlike that of her sister's.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: She's more reserved than her sister based on both general personality and looks however, she's slightly more focused on Meliodas than the actual situation at hand as she sabotages Elizabeth's training. She's essentially somewhat the less mature sister in this regard.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Though listed as humans, the second Fanbook interestingly lists Zaneli and her twin sister's ages as 1800. This may have to do with the fact that they're actually goddesses as revealed in a sidestory in Volume 23 of the manga.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Zaneli or Xanelly?
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Upon the Sins leaving the druids, she gets called out by her sister for sabotaging Elizabeth's training. She gets accused for letting her feelings for Meliodas get in the way however she rebuts saying she did it because of the truth about Elizabeth.

Theo

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Priest Theo is a large hulking man who serves as the protector of the Jenna and Zaneli. He and the two sisters know of the Seven Deadly Sins from a mission the Sins had in the past. They decide to help Meliodas when he comes to their homeland looking to recover his stolen strength.


  • Fashionable Asymmetry: He wears a cloth band of sorts slung over his upper body in a diagonal-like fashion. It covers from the upper part of his left shoulder to the lower part of his right upper arm.
  • Improbable Age: A sidestory in Volume 23 of the manga reveals that Theo was already Jenna and Zaneli's protector at a tender age of 4.
  • No Brows: He has no eyebrows which adds to his intimidating look.
  • Power Level: The second Fanbook reveals that Theo's is 1650 with his individual stats being Power: 650, Strength: 650, and Spirit: 350.
  • Simple Staff: He carries around a staff.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Apart from a band of clothing of sorts, he's completely shirtless.
  • Younger Than They Look: Despite being a giant muscular man and looking like someone who's probably middle aged, he's only 15 years old. This is highlighted by the way he talks and addresses people.

     Other Characters 

Pelliot

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.


  • Adaptation Deviation: In the first season of the A-1 Pictures anime adaption, Pelliot is Adapted Out due to Gowther's introduction being changed entirely. He is instead introduced in "The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War", a short mini-series which features content written by Nakaba Suzuki the author himself and serves as a segue between the first and second seasons. In the fourth episode of the mini-series, he is the main focus of the episode's sub plot involving Gowther. Rather than the son of a village leader, Pelliot is instead the son of a man returning to his hometown after his wife died from sickness. On their way, they go through Liones where Pelliot encounters Gowther and establishes a brief bond between them somewhat similar to the one originally in the manga.
  • Adaptation Explanation Extrication: Somewhat of a case with Pelliot in regards to his pretend game of being one of the Seven Deadly Sins. In the manga, it's established in his introduction that he likes playing pretend with his friends that they're the Sins. Specifically, he and his five friends pretend to be six of the Sins while Armando assigned by Pelliot due to being the latter's servant plays as the Goat's Sin of Lust, an ironic case given that Armando is actually Gowther. In the anime, when Pelliot encounters Gowther for the first time as a result of the anime changing things, Gowther introduces himself as the actual Goat's Sin of Lust. Pelliot doesn't believe Gowther and instead thinks he's playing thus prompting Pelliot to decide/demand to play pretend with him. As such, while Pelliot's pastime is kept in both versions, some explanation is lost/changed in regards to the brief play session Pelliot by himself has with Gowther in the anime.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Pelliot has a slight adaptation personality change as a result of his introduction and exact relationship with Gowther differing between the manga and the anime. In the manga, he's a brat with a heart of gold who treats his servant Gowther/Armando like crap but actually really cares for his friend. In the anime, he's sorta less of brat as he was in the manga and more of a naive kid who decides to play with Gowther who happens to resemble to Pelliot's dead mother.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Pelliot 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: Pelliot 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.
  • Missing Mom: Pelliot's mother had died in the past. Who she was and when she died differs between the manga and the A-1 Pictures anime. Originally in the manga, she was a red scruffy-haired woman who died when Pelliot was very young. Her scruffy-hairstyle in particular was adopted by Gowther via his Human Shifting abilities when he took on his Armando persona. In the anime, she was a golden silk-haired woman who had died fairly recently when Pelliot is introduced. Furthermore in the anime, Pelliot mentions that Gowther's face almost resembles his mother's with the only differences being Gowther's regular red hair color and style.
  • 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.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Early fan scanlations have his name spelled as Pelio. The official spelling though is Pelliot.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: When he finds out that Armando is Gowther and the fact that he lied about his personality to please him, he swears to become a Holy Knight to capture him.
  • Was It All a Lie?: Pelliot 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.

Armored Giant

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


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The cover of Volume 7 of the manga depicts the eponymous armor which the creatures wears as simply gray. The anime gives the armor a purple colorscheme matching more that of Gowther's.
  • Adaptation Expansion: We see more of it before it went berserk in the anime.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the manga, the Armored Giant is pretty much a mindless beast that displayed little to no sentience or control. In the anime, while under Gowther's care, it's a more sympathetic creature with a slight more sentience and control.
  • 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.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the anime, he appears alongside Gowther in the Vaizel Fighting Festival prior to their proper introduction in the manga.
  • Gentle Giant: It appears to be one at first in the anime, until it accidentally kills a rabbit.
  • Hulk Speak: In the anime, how it talks.
  • 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.
  • Red Herring: It's initially assumed to be Gowther due to wearing his armor, however it turns out not to be him. In anime, the assumption is made further by the way it speaks which can be interpreted as it addressing itself as Gowther rather than it addressing the real Gowther during their interactions.
  • 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 Hendrickson. As such, he thanks Ban after his Mercy Kill.

Arthur Pendragon

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Voiced by: Sachi Kokuryu (Japanese), Zach Aguilar (English), Emilio Treviño (Latin American)

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. During the current storyline he's only sixteen.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In World of Love.
  • Badass Adorable: Arthur was very talented even as a kid.
  • Badass Normal:
    • First foreshadowed by his extremely powerful presence felt by several characters as one of the two vastly superior powers alongside a cloaked figure amidst Arthur's supposed huge army, Arthur proves himself to be a badass when he fights off evenly against the Great Holy Knight Hendrickson especially since this particular battle was Arthur's first real fight against an opponent. He only staggered a bit later on only on account of Hendrickson deciding to use forbidden abilities, and that Arthur lacked sufficient experience. However what really takes the cake is that it's then revealed that while Arthur has incredible latent power within him as sensed by others, he had yet to figure out what exactly his power is or how to even use it. So in other words, he was pretty much fought against Hendrickson with just his own normal physical skills without the aid of any sort of magic.
    • After Meliodas is killed by Estarossa, Arthur proves to be one of the most capable fighters defending against the Demon Clan in Meliodas' absence despite still incapable of any apparent magic skills.
  • 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 Baltra 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.
    • When Cath, the weird cat creature that Arthur acquired, starts talking, Arthur only notes how Cath addresses himself and not the fact that Cath is suddenly able to talk.
  • 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. An extra page in Volume 11 reveals that his second sword is named Sequence which is named after a sword from the original King Arthur mythos. The extra page also notes that even if the sword breaks, it will revert back to normal.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: At least in the anime, Arthur suffers this when going against Hendrickson. Until Meliodas shows up, it's pretty even with Hendrickson getting the only hits in but Arthur retaining his confidence. Once Meliodas shows up and Gilthunder to fight him, Hendrickson makes quick work of Arthur. This is either a testament to how scary Hendrickson is, how bad a decision it was of Arthur to fight him without help, or how really scary Hendrickson is considering who the mage under the cloak looking after him was.
  • 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. Arthur himself has this problem, which gets him into big trouble with Hendrickson when he starts using demonic magic.
  • Dub Name Change: In the Mexican Spanish dub, his name is rendered as "Arturo Pendragon", the Spanish rendering of his name and also how his mythical namesake is normally rendered in in that language.
  • Eleventh Hour Superpower: He admits to Meliodas that he fought Hendrickson to try and achieve this, but his particular ability has yet to awaken even after being put in a life threatening situation.
  • 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 Hendrickson 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.
  • Head Pet: After going through the Cave of Training in the druid's homeland, Arthur somehow gains a mysterious cat that's seemingly completely stuck to the top his head. He decides to name it Cath after it's weird sounding sneeze in a side chapter of Volume 19. After the Time Skip following Meliodas' death by Estarossa, Cath had grown considerably and as such moved to sticking to Arthur's shoulder.
  • He Knows Too Much: This is what prompts Hendrickson to try to kill him, suspecting that Arthur is aware something rotten is going on in Liones.
  • 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 Hair: Arthur has a long part of his hair which sticks out prominently in a rather distinctive shape.
  • Idiot Hero: 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...
    • On a more serious note, Arthur coming to Liones was a very bad idea on his part. He insists to see the King, who is bedridden, while the Seven Deadly Sins are attacking the city, and refuses to leave when asked. When Hendrickson threatens him and demands the real reason Arthur is here, he says that's my little secret. This, on top of his earlier mention of Liones' problem being one Hendrickson wants kept secret, was pretty much saying "I know too much, please kill me."
  • Irony: Nanashi, the samurai that later joins Arthur's resistance against the Demon Clan after Meliodas is killed by Estarossa, states that Cath—the weird cat thing that Arthur carries around—is what's protecting the young king. The irony kicks in with the awareness that Cath is a reference to the Cath Palug, a monstrous cat that the King Arthur of legend fought against. In some tales involving the beast, it kills King Arthur.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Towards Meliodas. Actually, towards any real display in front of him, be it Vivian's teleportation, Meliodas, Meliodas' magic, or Hendrickson's magic. Several times he stopped mid-fight to marvel at what was happening before him.
  • Magically Inept Fighter: Due to not having yet discovered his own magical ability, he's introduced as a solely physical warrior among characters capable of a wide range of abilities.
  • Nice Guy: Arthur is confoundingly nice even to people that are trying to do him serious harm, on more than one occasion. Just goes with being The Pollyanna.
  • Not Blood Siblings: With Kay.
  • The Pollyanna: As shown in a special side chapter depicting Arthur meeting King Baltra 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 Baltra, all that Arthur did was calmly thank Baltra immediately rather than react to terror to the severity of the situation. Arthur even easily forgives Kay citing that one day they may be the best of friends.
  • Power Level: The second Fanbook reveals that Arthur's is 40000 with his individual stats being Power: 37600, Strength: 900, and Spirit: 1500. Of note, it also reveals the power level of Cath the cat that clings on Arthur as well. The power level of which being 10010 with Cath's individual stats being Power: 5000, Strength: 10, and Spirit: 5000.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming:
    • Obviously based and named after the great King Arthur in the Arthurian legends.
    • The name that Arthur choose for the cat he somehow acquired after training, Cath, is a reference to the Cath Palug, a monstrous cat from Welsh and French legend that was slain by Sir Kay in certain Welsh writings, and fought against King Arthur himself in certain French writings such as Li Romanz des Franceis and L’Estoire de Merlin in which in some tales, it kills Arthur while in others, it's killed by Arthur.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: As the King of Camelot, and one of the first things he does is take on Big Bad Hendrickson.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Learn from Arthur: Do not taunt men who are trying to kill you, are fully capable of killing you, and are barely trying as it is into trying harder to make you stop holding back, especially when this is your first real fight. When Arthur says that, cue Hendrickson doing Hellblaze Scream and Arthur's face going slack.
  • Unwanted Rescue: When his mage puts out the flames Hendrickson lit him up with, Arthur thanks her but tells her to let him handle it from here on out. Whether she actually did or didn't leave it to him is unknown. Either way, it's a bad idea, as he loses that fight very quickly.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Arthur has latent magical powers, but no prowess with them and in fact doesn't even have any idea what they are. Despite this, he's a prodigy with a blade, able to at least defend himself against Hendrickson for some time. Hendrickson himself believed that Arthur was holding back and wasn't posing as much of a threat as he'd like to for it, but that nonetheless he's an incredible swordsman for his age. Magically, given that we don't know what his power is, just that he has a lot of it, it could be said that he's also Unskilled, but Strong.
  • Willfully Weak: Subverted during the fight with Hendrickson. It's assumed by Hendrickson that Arthur was holding back when they fought due to having sensed how great the latter's power was. Later it's revealed that while Arthur indeed had great power which other characters also sensed, he had yet to discover what actual abilities he may actually possesses and was in reality not holding anything back at all.

Zhivago

A bandit who was Ban's surrogate father in the past. He's also the one who told Ban of the Fountain of Youth in the Fairy King's Forest.


  • Adult Fear: Forced to choose to save one son while abandoning the other. In the end, he couldn't save either one.
  • Badass and Child Duo: With a young Ban
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Was originally mentioned in brief passing in Ban's backstory with Elaine.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: His actual son Therion died in his arms.
  • Fantastic Racism: A victim of this due to his actual race.
  • Heartbroken Badass: After losing his son and splitting up with Ban.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He let Galan eat his soul both to save his son Ban and to atone for his past guilt.
  • Impossible Thief: He's a master thief capable of snatching away things from people without them noticing anything. Ban actually learned his own thieving skills from Zhivago.
  • Meaningful Name: The name of his actual son, Therion means "wild animal" or "beast" in Greek.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Well actually, he's a werefox capable of assuming a human form.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Loses his actual son Therion and believed that Ban died as well.
  • Parental Substitute: Was one to Ban in the past.
  • Sadistic Choice: He was forced to choose saving either Ban from people who had captured him, or his son Therion from those who're hunting them. He choose the latter but was too late and as as result believed he had lost both of them.

Participants in the Ten Commandments hosted Vaizel Fighting Festival

When two of the Ten Commandments decide to host a tournament with the offer to grant any wish as the prize, a multitude of people decide to enter but only a number pass the preliminary to participate in the tournament proper.

This section covers mostly the characters that were newly introduced in the tournament that don't fit elsewhere, or don't have enough to warrant a separate section. It also covers some tournament related character tropes in general that don't easily fit elsewhere. For more in depth tropes on certain characters such as the Sins that enter the tournament, see the respective pages that are referred to at the top of this page.


  • Doomed Hometown: The kingdom of Marakai, home of the three assassins, was destroyed when the Liones Holy Knights under Dreyfus and Hendrickson broke the peace and battered the kingdom into submission.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The samurai's name Nanashi means nameless in Japanese. Basically, he's No Name Given in name.
  • Blinding Bangs: Arbus whose eyes are covered by these.
  • Cool Sword: Estaro wields a sword whose blade is cross shaped with tips that are ax-like in design.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: Nanashi, a samurai in an otherwise Arthurian setting. Interestingly enough, unlike other characters in manga/anime series who may allude to Japanese culture in design, Nanashi is literally a samurai as not only do characters note he has rather foreign looking clothes, he's also labeled specifically as a foreign swordsman.
  • An Ice Person: Gilfrost, a magician who uses ice magic.
  • In the Hood: The Marakai Assassination Squad have hoods as part of their apparel.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Upon being frozen by Gilfrost's ability Ice Coffin, the affected Earthcrawler shatters into pieces.
  • Magic Staff: Gilfrost wields one.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Each of the Marakai Assassination Squad trio wears a mask that has a very creepy Halloween-like skull design.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Solatido is a bard and his name is basically made up of syllables from the musical solfège system.
    • In a similar vain to Gilthunder's own meaningful name, Gilfrost is a magician proficient in ice magic.
  • Oral Fixation: Nanashi who's often seen with a reed in his mouth.
  • Professional Killer: Tora, Jigmo, and Estaro of the Marakai Assassination Squad are this.
  • Tag Team: As a result of a lot more participants passing the preliminary than expected, the first round of the tournament proper is decided to be a tag team match competition. The teams that the two Two Commandments hosting the tournament chose for this are (1) Meliodas and Ban, (2) Hendrickson and Griamore, (3) King and Diane, (4) Tora and Jigmo, (5) Estaro and Arbus, (6) Arthur and Nanashi, (7) Howzer and Solatido, (8) Slader and Hyphan, (9) Gilthunder and Gilfrost, (10) Hawk and Escanor, (11) Gowther and Jericho, (12) Matrona and Oslow, (13) Silver and Quazzo, (14) Dolzzo and Calzzo, (15) a Dolor Golem and a Gloxinia Servant, (16) Elizabeth and Elaine.
  • Villainous Harlequin: The outfits of the Marakai Assassination Squad invoke this in their design to an extent.
  • Whip It Good: Jigmo uses an actual snake as a whip to strike at and poison opponents.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Though Jigmo momentarily has qualms about attacking Elizabeth and Elaine, Tora assures him that it doesn't matter as they're assassins.

Alternative Title(s): Nanatsu No Taizai

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