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    Danafor Holy Knights 

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


The former Great Holy Knight of the Danafor Holy Knights.

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Cain Barzad

Voiced by: Takashi Inagaki (Japanese), Steve Kramer (English), Eduardo Tejedo (Season 1, Signs of Holy War), Jesse Conde (Revival of the Commandments) (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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Obfuscating Disability: He might seem like a weak old man with a bad back but he's actually very strong.
  • 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.


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.

  • Born-Again Immortality: As part of the curse her original incarnation received. Right after she died, Liz turned into a baby and she would grow up to be Elizabeth Liones.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Unlike Elizabeth, Liz had short hair and she was quite tomboyish.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Initially, she was rather hostile to Meliodas due to them being originally on different sides. However, she later warmed up to him and others.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: She died in Meliodas' arms.
  • Fiery Redhead: Unlike Elizabeth, Liz had reddish hair. Also, unlike the sweet-natured princess, Liz was violent and short-tempered.
  • Go Out with a Smile: She died smiling at Meliodas.
  • Identical Stranger: Liz looks just like Elizabeth save for her hair. Justified as the latter's her reincarnation.
  • Interspecies Romance: Liz, a human, fell in love with Meliodas a member of the Demon Clan.
  • The Lost Lenore: For Meliodas. Her death plays a major role on his current emotional struggles and him coming to terms with his inability to protect her. It's a lot more complicated than simply this though as Liz is actually Elizabeth and she's a Goddess who has constantly died and reincarnated for over 3,000 years. There has been 106 times in which Meliodas has failed to save her and he's trying to find a way to end their curse.
  • Made a Slave: Liz was sold as a slave to an enemy kingdom of Danafor before being freed by Meliodas.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted due to Liz's full given name is Elizabeth, same as Princess Elizabeth Liones. In reality, it's because Elizabeth is Liz's reincarnation.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Liz's full name is Elizabeth but she is primarily referred to as Liz by various characters as a way to differentiate her from Princess Elizabeth.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Like Elizabeth, Liz's hair covers her right eye.
  • Posthumous Character: She is long dead prior to the start of the story. It's played with later as Liz is actually one of the many reincarnations of the Goddess Elizabeth and she's currently living as Elizabeth Liones.
  • Reincarnation: The 106th reincarnation of Goddess Elizabeth. After Liz died, she was immediately reborn as Princess Elizabeth.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: She and her Identical Stranger are named after Queen Elizabeth who is the wife of King Meliodas from the Arthurian myths.
  • Tomboyish Voice: Liz's voice was notably deeper than Elizabeth's and she was much more aggressive and tomboyish than the princess.
  • Tsundere: Even after falling in love with him, she would still beat up Meliodas when he groped her, albeit only if he did so in public.



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.


Voiced by: Himika Akaneya (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English), Andrea Soto (Latin American)

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. This is further elaborated in the sidestory's continuation in Volume 24. Unlike the majority of the Goddess Clan who used all their powers up sealing away the Demon King and the Ten Commandments thus losing their physical bodies during the war 3,000 years ago, these two goddesses instead ran away due to having doubts about the war itself and how their fellow goddesses saw things. Sometime after they escaped, they encountered the twin human sisters whose bodies they now inhabit. The twins' bodies and souls were so damaged from battle and starvation that they were beyond the two goddesses' powers to save them. The two goddesses however earned the twins' permissions to borrow their bodies. Possessing the twins' bodies, the two goddesses pretended to be humans to escape the war and have since then been in hiding.
  • 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.


Voiced by: Haruka Chisuga (Japanese), Michelle Ruff (English), Gaby Ortíz (Latin American)

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. This is further elaborated in the sidestory's continuation in Volume 24. Unlike the majority of the Goddess Clan who used all their powers up sealing away the Demon King and the Ten Commandments thus losing their physical bodies during the war 3,000 years ago, these two goddesses instead ran away due to having doubts about the war itself and how their fellow goddesses saw things. Sometime after they escaped, they encountered the twin human sisters whose bodies they now inhabit. The twins' bodies and souls were so damaged from battle and starvation that they were beyond the two goddesses' powers to save them. The two goddesses however earned the twins' permissions to borrow their bodies. Possessing the twins' bodies, the two goddesses pretended to be humans to escape the war and have since then been in hiding.
  • 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.


Voiced by: Ryunosuke Watanuki (Japanese), Jorge Roig Jr. (Latin American)

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.

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Oslow is King's pet black hound. He was initially encountered by Meliodas and the Sins with him on their way to the Capital of the Dead. After the incident there, he was kept away by King due to the fact that his favorite food is pork. He later reappears when King summons him in order to get to Liones.

  • Adaptation Distillation: In the A-1 Pictures anime adaption, his scenes during the Capital of the Dead incident are adapted out. He however still appears later on the anime to provide his important role though the context of his appearance in such is greatly changed.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: As shown on the side of Volume 9 of the manga, he's a light blue dog whose markings and fur around his neck are yellow.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He's initially introduced alongside King in their first appearance, however he seemingly disappears from the story afterwards almost like he's been completely forgotten. Later on, he reappears along with not only an explanation for his long absence but to provide assistance for King and Diane as well.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's just King's loyal pet dog despite looking like a Hellhound.
  • Eyes Always Shut: His smallest form always has his eyes shut.
  • Hellhound: Subverted. While he looks the part and was even somewhat antagonistic when he first appeared, he is actually on the Sins' side. He may actually be a Cù Sìth.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Oslow is apparently one of the fairy species who live between the Human and Fairy Realms.
  • Sizeshifter: Oslow is capable of changing his size.
    • Precious Puppy: His smallest size is this.
    • Canis Major: His much larger sizes are this. He can even get to a size relative to Diane.
  • Reincarnation: Oslow is actually the reincarnation of Rou, who promised that he would protect Gerheade no matter what form he takes in his next life.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Early fan scanlations have his name spelled as Oslo. The official spelling though is Oslow.
  • Super Speed: He is capable of running at incredible super speeds.
  • Swallowed Whole: How he teleports people to other places. This apparently posed a problem when he tried to teleport Diane whose butt got caught in his mouth.
  • Teleportation: He is actually a creature capable of teleporting people to other places via eating them. He is also capable of teleporting himself via portals.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: His favorite food is pork which is why he was kept a long time away from the rest of the group.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is always there for King whenever he needs moral or emotional support. Even when the whole Fairy Kingdom turned on the two of them, he stayed by King's side, protecting him from further damage. This was apparently an extension of his loyalty to Gerheade, who wanted him to protect the Fairy King in her place.


Voiced by: Sayuri Yahagi (Japanese), Carlos Siller (Latin American)

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.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: 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 Jerk 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.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Gowther/Armando.
  • 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.
  • 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

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: He was mutated by Hendrickson. As such, he thanks Ban after his Mercy Kill.
  • Was Once a Man: The Armored Giant was originally Dale, Guila's father.

Arthur Pendragon

Voiced by: Sachi Kokuryu (Japanese), Zach Aguilar (English), Emilio Treviño (Season 1), José Luis Piedra (Revival of the Commandments)(Latin American)

The newly crowned king of Camelot, a neighboring kingdom to Liones, 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. His first proper appearance in the series comes as a surprise to everyone, as he appears with no warning, intense magical power, and a massive army. Although Arthur states he simply wanted to visit the king of Liones, not knowing that the kingdom had been usurped by its Holy Knights, he quickly deduces that things are not what they seem and allies with the Seven Deadly Sins to rescue his fellow monarch Bartra Liones. Arthur is also the pupil of the Seven Deadly Sins' master of magic Merlin. Arthur's own magic power is currently unknown because it has not awakened, but Word of God has confirmed that his latent magic power exceeds all but a handful of the most powerful demons and goddesses in the series. If only he knew how to use it.

  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: After the Ten Commandments are revived, Zeldris quickly conquers Camelot, brainwashes its citizens with his Commandment of Piety, and begins to sacrifice Arthur's people to weaken the Goddess Seal imprisoning the rest of the Demon Clan. Arthur leads an underground resistance against the demons for awhile, and eventually attempts a daring solo raid to take back Camelot from the Demon Clan. Unfortunately, this does not end well for him.
  • An Arm and a Leg: His right arm gets bitten off and devoured by Cath.
  • Badass Adorable: Arthur was very talented even as a kid.
  • Badass in Distress: He's currently in a coma after his raid on the demons who had taken over Camelot. This is a particularly serious example, see Catch-22 Dilemma below.
  • 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.
  • Blade Spam: One of Arthur's sword techniques granted by Excalibur is called Deathpecker. This technique which originally belonged to the war king Tartenos, one of the holy sword's previous wielders whose essence was infused into it, involves striking at an opponent with multiple rapid fencing thrusts.
  • Blind Weaponmaster: Not Arthur himself but one of the previous wielders of Excalibur. In the past, the holy sword was once wielded by a blind swordsman who was capable of countering any and all manner of surprise attack. Like the rest of Excalibur's previous wielders whose essences were infused into it, that swordsman's skill was infused as well. As such, Excalibur grants Arthur the capability of countering surprise attacks even those directly behind his back and line of sight when wielding the sword.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Kay's Cain.
  • Came Back Strong: Using the magic of the Lady of the Lake, Merlin brings Arthur back to life as the King of Chaos, granting him the power of a Reality Warper.
  • Catch-22 Dilemma: Arthur is in a coma after being demonically mind controlled into stabbing himself with his own magical sword. For Elizabeth to heal him back to consciousness, Excalibur must be removed from his body. But because Only the Chosen May Wield Excalibur, he is the only one who can remove it. See Impaled with Extreme Prejudice.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Chosen One: As predicted by Bartra, Arthur was chosen as king of Camelot by the sword in the stone. Moreover, he's chosen as the vessel of Chaos.
  • 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 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.
    • The sword he pulled out from the stone is none other than Excalibur itself. It's an immensely powerful sword imbued with the soul and essence of countless human heroes before Arthur, allowing him to access their skills and powers while he has it in hand. This makes him tremendously powerful, taking on Chandler, Meliodas, Cusack, and Zeldris all at once. He also effortlessly tanked Chandler's Extermination Ray before slicing the demon's head off. He also cut Cusack's arm with equal ease to free Cath, slicing Cusack to pieces soon afterward.
    • 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.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In World of Love.
  • 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.
  • 11th-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.
  • Excalibur in the Stone: The sword in the stone which he pulled out is none other than the legendary divine sword Excalibur.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hero of Another Story: Arthur appears in the story with some impressive achievements under his belt, although he bites off more than he can chew by immediately directly challenging the-then Big Bad. After the Ten Commandments kill Meliodas and conquer Camelot he survives the demon occupation by switching to fighting with guerrilla tactics as Rebel Leader of La Résistance.
  • Heroic RRoD: Suffers this when wielding Excalibur for the first time. An unharmed Cusack explains that this is because Arthur is not yet at the same level as the heroes whose souls reside within the sword. While he was able to use their abilities, he also pushed his body far beyond its limits.
  • Hope Bringer: To Merlin, his mentor.
  • 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...
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Cusack uses his People Puppets magic "Resonance" to force Arthur to impale himself with Excalibur. This is especially bad since he is the only one who can even lift Excalibur, meaning no one can pull it out (and Elizabeth can't heal him if the sword is still stuck inside him).
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: Arthur was already a Master Swordsman on his own however his swordsmanship gets increased when wielding Excalibur. Having been infused over the ages with the essences of all the countless heroes and kings who once wielded the holy sword, Excalibur grants Arthur access to all the various sword skills that these master swordsmen and swordswomen had. Among the repertoire of sword techniques granted by the holy sword include ones that can slice demon bodies into pieces, one that can fire off airborne slashes that are capable of destroying stone walls, and one that rapidly strikes an opponent with multiple sword fencing thrusts. There's even a technique called Dance of Avidya in which Arthur can effortlessly counter surprise attacks directly behind his back and line of sight with Excalibur as said skill was once used by one of the sword's prior wielders who was a blind swordsman capable of countering any and all manner of surprise attack.
  • 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.
    • Arthur is the only known student of Merlin, the greatest mage of Britannia able to use practically any type of magic to its full effect, yet Arthur is perhaps the only person in the series who cannot figure out how to use his personal magic.
  • 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.
  • Legacy of the Chosen: Ch. 255 reveals that the holy sword Excalibur is the result of an ancient and unique Human Clan magic. It began as an ordinary sword without any magic whatsoever, given to a celebrated human hero sometime before the Holy War three thousand years ago. At the moment of the hero's death, he cleansed the sword with his own blood and soul for his successor. Rather than becoming rusty, Excalibur miraculously became stronger and sharper, and it was used by another great human hero in battle against demonkind. This process repeated with every wielder of Excalibur in this line of succession for millenia, with every hero infusing his or her essence into the sword to strengthen it and pass down their swordsmanship within it. At some point, the shared will of countless heroes and kings within the sword began choosing who would wield Excalibur itself based on a candidate's ability and leadership qualities. Arthur as the latest Chosen One can access the shared sum of sword techniques of all those who ever wielded Excalibur as if they were his own, almost three millenia of accumulated battle experience.
    • However, all that power comes with a Necessary Drawback - Excalibur does not give its Chosen One the physical strength needed to use the abilities of the sword without harming oneself. Despite Arthur's exceptional physique built up over the course of the series, his raid on the highest ranked demons in Camelot goes horribly wrong due to having no defense to their demonic magic and his body breaking down from overuse of grandmaster sword techniques he had never even attempted before. See the Heroic RRoD and Impaled with Extreme Prejudice entries above.
  • 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.
  • Master Swordsman: Arthur on his own is incredibly proficient in swordfighting as noted by Hendrickson when the young king fought the Great Holy Knight. Arthur's skill with the sword is so good that it makes up for him not having awakened his latent magic powers. His swordsmanship is further increased when wielding Excalibur. Over the ages, the holy sword was infused with the essences of all the countless heroes and kings who had wielded it and all of them were master swordsmen and swordswomen on their own. As such, Excalibur grants Arthur access to all the sword techniques and skill that all of the holy sword's previous wielders had.
  • 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.
  • No-Sell: Arthur seems to be immune to Zeldris' Commandment of Piety, lampshaded by Zeldris in Ch. 254 where he remarks that his Commandment is not reacting to Arthur's presence. The reason for Arthur's immunity to this curse is currently unknown.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: The divine sword Excalibur which made Arthur the king of Camelot can only be pulled out and wielded by him. Even when embedded in a different piece of stone than the boulder it was originally stuck in, only Arthur can pull it out. It also means that no one can pull the sword out of him after Cusack brainwashes Arthur into stabbing himself with it.
  • 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 Incontinence: After reviving as the King of Chaos, Arthur has no conscious control over his Reality Warper powers, which blend reality according to Arthur's thoughts and emotions.
  • 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.
  • Reality Ensues: When asked whether Arthur can defeat Meliodas, Zeldoris, Cusack, and Chandler — four of the most powerful Demons alive — all by himself by wielding Excalibur, Merlin admits that reality isn't so kind. Running in half-cocked without unlocking his own potential and wielding a weapon he barely understands against opponents who are still way out of his league ultimately gets Arthur impaled on his own sword.
  • Reality Warper: His power as the King of Chaos is to distort the fabric of reality to his will, although he has no proper control of it after his resurrection.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Obviously based and named after the great King Arthur in the Arthurian legends.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: As the King of Camelot, and one of the first things he does is take on Big Bad Hendrickson.
  • Supporting Leader: Although Arthur rules a kingdom on par with Liones, he usually follows Melodias's lead.
  • Take Up My Sword: See Legacy of the Chosen entry above. When wielding Excalibur, Arthur has access to the sword techniques of renowned human heroes throughout history. Being chosen by the sword also means that Excalibur has acknowledged that Arthur also has the potential to be such a swordsman in his own right.
  • Tranquil Fury: After seeing Cath being beaten to a bloody pulp by Zeldris and Cusack, the first thing Arthur does after retrieving Excalibur is to calmly declare his intent to slay Meliodas and all of the demons that invaded Camelot before effortlessly decapitating Chandler and slicing off Cusack's arm in order to retrieve Cath.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Arthur has a staggering magic power according to the official Power Level ratings, making up the bulk of his Power Level of 40,000 that puts him on par with the Ten Commandments. The problem is, he has no idea how to use it, leaving him unable to do much of anything but fight with a sword. He still manages to stalemate a much more experienced Great Holy Knight like Hendrickson until the latter started whipping out demonic magic.
  • 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 possess and was in reality not holding anything back at all.
  • The Worf Effect: After one chapter hyping up Excalibur's incredible power, Arthur is easily defeated while failing to even hurt Meliodas, Zeldoris, Cusack, and Chandler. This hammers home the point that these Demons are on an entirely different level than most other Demons. Cusack even straight up says this to Arthur's face.


Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki

Arthur's rounded cat-like creature that he somehow gained after going through the Cave of Training in the druid's homeland.

  • Action Pet: It devoured Peronia, a demon who kept Arthur running in an illusion loop in order to satisfy his hunger.
  • False Friend: It's revealed that Cath never really cared for Arthur as a friend, only as a source of power for him to feed on once he gained the Power of Chaos.
  • Head Pet: It first shows up seemingly completely stuck to the top of Arthur's head.
  • Killer Rabbit: Cath might look like a super cute cat head, but it's way more dangerous and scary than anyone could think. Just look at how Cath devoured the demon Peronia and Arthur's arm.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: Cath becomes protective of Arthur, going so far as to take a beating from Zeldris and Cusack in order to buy time for Arthur to reach Excalibur. Subverted when it's revealed Cath is a monster that only seemed to be loyal to Arthur so it could devour him and steal the power of Chaos.
  • Parrot Pet Position: After the Time Skip following Meliodas' death by Estarossa, Cath has grown considerably and as such moved to sticking to Arthur's shoulder.
  • Post-Final Boss: Cath Palug is the final enemy fought in the series, but he's taken down far more quickly than the Demon King. He only serves to tie up loose ends on Arthur and Merlin's character arcs, and in the end, it's Arthur who ends up defeating him.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: The name that Arthur chooses for the cat 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. It actually becomes all the more fitting once his true identity is revealed...
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: It looks like an adorable cat head with a tail.


Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese), Marc Diraison (English), Ricardo Tejedo (Latin American)
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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.
  • Peaceful in Death: Quietly passes away after a heartfelt reunion with Ban, as he is no longer by his guilt.
  • 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 chose the latter but was too late and as a 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.

  • Dead All Along: Arbus was already dead when Tarmiel possessed him, hence why he didn't age or suffered any side effects when his body was taken too far.
  • Demonic Possession: Solatido and Arbus show up again later to rescue the Holy Knights of Liones, possessed by members of the Goddess Clan. Specifically, two of the Four Archangels, Sariel and Tarmiel.
  • 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. Gilfrost is later revealed to be Vivian disguised by a Glamour.
  • 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. After Gilfrost is revealed to be Vivian, it becomes obvious she chose the name 'Gilfrost' out of her obsession with Gilthunder.
  • 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.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Chapter 266 reveals Solatido is actually a girl and Sariel's possession makes her grow into a full grown woman.
  • She's All Grown Up: Thanks to Sariel's possesseion Solatido grows into a beautiful, buxom woman within minutes after her body is taken to the limit.
  • 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.


A boar-like creature from Purgatory who is searching for his younger brother, Mild, who is more well-known as Hawk.

  • Big Brother Instinct: He has spent millions of years trying to defeat the Demon King in order to reclaim his little brother Mild/Hawk after the Demon King kidnapped the latter.
  • Determinator: For millions of years, Wild has been challenging the Demon King to a battle in order escape Purgatory and look for his little brother who was kidnapped by the Demon King. Wild states he has faced the Demon King 120,118 times and it's even a bit discouraged after losing 120,118 times.
  • Family Theme Naming: Wild and his little brother Mild.
  • Full-Boar Action: Being a boar from Purgatory makes him way tougher than a regular boar. For example, he has faced the Demon King 120,118 times and has lived to tell the tale.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He uses all of his life force in his ultimate technique in order to hold back the Demon King long enough for Meliodas and Ban to escape from Purgatory.
  • Not Quite Dead: Meliodas and Ban believed that Wild sacrificed his life to let them go pass the Demon King and escape Purgatory. In the final chapters of the manga, however, Hawk travels to Purgatory to search for Wild's corpse only to find that Wild is still alive and they have a tearful reunion.
  • Unknown Relative: He's Hawk's older brother, but Hawk doesn't know about him because the Demon King kidnapped him from Purgatory when he was a baby. Hawk only gets to know about Wild from Meliodas and Ban after their return from Purgatory.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Turns out he did survive his last fight against the Demon King, but he used so much of his life force that he estimates he only has a "mere" million years left to live. Good thing he now can spend them with his little brother.

Lady of the Lake

An entity currently dwelling in Lake Salisbury. According to the legend, the Lady of the Lake bestowed the sword Excalibur to king Carfen.

  • Love Informant: She reveals the fact that Merlin was in love with Meliodas.
  • Ms. Exposition: She takes charge of exposing Merlin's backstory and motives to revive Chaos to the Seven Deadly Sins and the audience.
  • The Voice: Because she's unable of leaving the water of Lake Salisbury, other characters and the audience only hear her voice.

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