The characters of The Seven Deadly Sins that belong to the Demon Clan. These include various demons and those closely associated with them.
The Demon Clan is one the five major races in Britannia. About three thousand years prior to the story, they waged an ancient war against all the other races of the country. It was only through the combined efforts of the goddess, giant, fairy, and human races that the demons were defeated. The majority of the demons were sealed away in a prison created by the Goddess Clan after the war. The act of unsealing them from this prison so that the Holy Knights of Liones can go to war with them is the main motivation of Hendrickson in the first part of the story.
Despite the efforts to stop him, however, Hendrickson succeeds in freeing a few of them thanks to some hidden help. With their release, these demons become the second main antagonists of the series.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Zeldris reveals that part of the reason the Demon Clan accepts individuals of other races is due to being viewed as the outcast and freaks of the five clans, so accepting those ostracized for being freaks amongst the other clans seems natural in their eyes. If the individual also happen to be incredibly powerful in their own right then all the better.
- Always Chaotic Evil: At the very least, they're perceived this way and most of the examples we've had in the actual series support this, with various characters noting how malevolent their very presences are. Meliodas is the only exception so far, and even his power feels "evil" just like the others.
- Ambiguously Human: A number of the demons could pass for human with the exception of their pitch black eyes and any demonic markings they may have. And from the looks of Meliodas, hiding those features is easy.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Some demons come in a variety of colors. The lesser demons who serve as troops tend to come in an assortment of colors. The more commonly seen ones are red, gray, blue, persimmon, copper, white, ochre, and green. Among the higher demons, Dolor of the Ten Commandments is blue skinned.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Being demons, they have these.
- Casting a Shadow: Their trademark shadowy matter that they can create and manipulate for a variety of uses. Galan has actually referred to it as "power of darkness" out-right.
- The Corruption:
- Demon flesh and blood when respectively eaten and drunk by any living thing that's not demon has the effect of either killing them via explosion and such, or if they're compatible, transform them into demons themselves. Those that survive gain a significant boost to their power and if they were already powerful to begin with, may even become more powerful than the demon they gained their transformation from. For most though, the transformation involves lots of Body Horror and can turn them into mindless uncontrollable monsters. In certain cases though like with the Demon Reactors created by Hendrickson and Hendrickson himself, this problem can be circumvented. With the Demon Reactors, it was solved by having those turned being not so powerful in the first place. They however were still transformed into beasts by an ancient incantation which made the demon blood within them go berserk. With Hendrickson on the other hand, he was able to retain his sanity and an otherwise human-like form after drinking demon blood thanks to his research and experiments. Regardless of case though, demon blood draws out dark and negative emotions from those that have taken it.
- In addition to the corrupting properties of demon flesh and blood, the strength of the corruption varies between demon types. It's quite powerful when it comes from a Red Demon, but it's even more so when it comes from a gray one. It's so much so that no living being can withstand taking a gray demon's blood without buffing themselves up first with the blood from a red one.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Superior Demons which have seven hearts are capable of doing a taboo technique that can give a massive powerup but at a great cost. By sacrificing six of their seven hearts to the darkness within them, Superior Demons can turn into much more powerful beast-like forms known as "Indura". In their Indura forms, these demons become unreasonable bestial terrors that are feared even by their demon kin. A Superior Demon however has to have a power level that exceeds 50000 to properly access their Indura form otherwise they'll just simply die from not being able to endure the transformation. Even if they do survive the transformation, they're still doomed to die as their Indura form uses their very own life to sustain it. Thus Superior Demons who turn into their Indura forms rampage until they completely burn out unless they're cured of the darkness within their bodies.
- Dark Is Evil: They are demons with powers of darkness and Black Eyes of Evil to emphasise their evil nature. With the exception of Meliodas, and even he feels that his dark powers are evil.
- Demon Lords And Arch Devils: At the top of the Demon Clan is the Demon King who rules over the entire race. Below him are the Ten Commandments, elite warriors who have authority over lesser demons.
- Eldritch Abomination: Superior Demons possess a transformation known as Indura that turns them into monstrous near invincible beasts of darkness and destruction.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: The Demon Clan has no problem in letting members of the other races join them. Two of the Ten Commandments, Gloxinia and Dolor, were a fairy and a giant respectively and were enemies of the demons as well. Another member, Melascula, was not a born demon but instead a snake that bathed in demonic miasma.
- Greater-Scope Villain: They are responsible for a number of events that happened throughout the series from corrupting the Liones Holy Knights from within to burning down the Fairy King's Forest. Also ruling over them all is the Demon King who fits this as well.
- Green Lantern Ring: Like Meliodas, they can all manipulate the dark markings that covers their bodies and form them into other things such as wings that allow them to fly.
- Healing Factor: Demons are able to use the eerie black smoke-like substance that oozes from their bodies to heal injuries, ranging from gaping torso wounds to reattaching severed limbs. Hendrickson has also stated this is the reason the corrosive power of his "Acid" ability is ineffective against members of the Demon Clan. This isn't as good as it sounds, though. While they can heal wounds, healing and regenerating repeatedly in a short amount of time leaves them weakened and fatigued.
- The Legions of Hell: A demonic race comprising of various types of demons lead by the Demon King against the other races of Britannia.
- Long-Lived: Their average lifespan is apparently about a thousand years.
- Mark of the Beast: A number of the demons have tattoo-like demonic symbols on their body similar to the one Meliodas has.
- Monstrous Humanoid: A number of the demons are this.
- One-Winged Angel: Superior demons (i.e. those with seven hearts) can gain access to beast-like forms referred to as "Indura" by sacrificing six of their hearts. Monspiet and Derriere are two examples that went through with this in the ancient war. This forbidden technique however only works for those superior demons with power levels that exceed 50000. For those superior demons whose power level don't exceed 50000, their bodies won't endure the transformation and they simply die.
- Our Demons Are Different: The Demon Clan comes in a variety of types though they have some traits common among them all like having two hearts.
- The first ones ever shown in the series are fat ogre-like Big Red Devils, aptly named red demons. They're quite powerful as a single unnamed one was able to burn down the entire Fairy King's Forest as detailed in Ban's backstory.
- There are gray demons, also known as Ash demons, who are much more powerful than the red ones. They are large winged beings that have sun shaped mask-like heads.
- There are cobalt blue demons who are bird-like in appearance that come in varying body types and are about human-sized. Combat-wise, they're Fragile Speedsters as they're extremely fast but can be killed quite easily by those that are powerful enough. For comparison, the red demon that Ban faced in his backstory took some skill to defeat, two blue ones who fought against Ban and Meliodas on the other hand, ended up dying quite easily and rather instantly as collateral damage amidst a small squabble between the latter two.
- After some time passed following the unsealing of the Demon Clan's prison, some more demon types who serve as troops started appearing in Britannia. Persimmon Demons are large fat koala-like monsters. Copper Demons are large, muscular, horned, dome-shaped headed behemoths whose eyes are at the sides of their mouths and are the strongest of the color demons. White Demons are imp-like demons that are the weakest of the demon types. Ochre Demons are medium-sized tadpole-like demons with multiple tongues, six arms, and have a stinger at the end of their tails. Green Demons are bug-like centaur demons whose lower half is centipede-like with humanoid arms for legs.
- Then there are those like the Ten Commandments who are almost completely removed from the above types. By their very nature, they are above most other demons in power.
- The non-combatant demon hostages taken by the Goddess clan vary widely, from monstrous to human.
- The nice demon mentioned by Rou that his human village took care of looks like an Ugly Cute monster. Not as monstrous as the color demons but not looking human either.
- Certain demons like Meliodas and a number of the Ten Commandments are classified as Superior demons and are distinguished mainly by having seven hearts. Those among them with a power level of 50000 can become an even more powerful type of demon known as Indura by sacrificing six of their hearts. These monsters gain power at the expense of losing their reason and are feared by other demons. According to a an extra page in Volume 27, there are 4 of these monsters are still rampaging around in the Demon World and they are huge kaiju-like abomninations. One of these Induras incidentally was once Galan's friend before they transformed.
- Mutant variants of the color demons exist, with Grayroad being one of them. A white demon variant shows up attacking Liones, and is more powerful and larger than the normal impish whites.
- Playing with Fire: A common ability among demons. Called "Purgatory Fire" or "Hellblaze" which is able to burn things which normally are impervious to fire and can halt regenerative abilities. Among the Ten Commandments, Monspiet seems to use the most fire spells out of the rest.
- Power Level: Power levels among demons vary depending on type, individual, as well as certain specific factors such as for example whether they are drained or not.
- Volume 15 of the manga provides the power level range for Red Demons and Gray Demons as well as the power levels of Hendrickson and Dale after transforming into demons themselves through the use of demon blood. A typical Red Demon's power level can range from 1000 to 1300. Dale, after Hendrickson used the blood of a Red Demon on him, had a power level of 2490. Meanwhile, a typical Gray Demon's power level can range from 2700 to 3200. Hendrickson after injecting himself with Gray Demon blood and becoming essentially one himself had a power level of 5800.
- The power level of Galan of the Ten Commandments was first identified as 26,000. This was when he was running on empty with his individual "Power" stat at 0. The second Fanbook listed his power level when not empty as 27000 with his his individual stats being Power: 1000, Strength: 24000, and Spirit: 2000. When he used "Critical Over", his power level increased to 40,000.
- Along with the aforementioned Galan, the second Fanbook also lists down the power levels for the rest of the Ten Commandments:
Zeldris' level is 61000 with his individual stats being Power: 10000, Strength: 47200, and Spirit: 3800.
Estarossa's level is 60000 with his individual stats being Power: 3000, Strength: 53000, and Spirit: 4000.
Dolor's level is 54000 with his individual stats being Power: 14000, Strength: 36500, and Spirit: 3500.
Monspiet's level is 53000 with his individual stats being Power: 34000, Strength: 16000, and Spirit: 3000.
Derieri's level is 52000 with her individual stats being Power: 1500, Strength: 48000, and Spirit: 2500.
Gloxinia's level is 50000 with his individual stats being Power: 47000, Strength: 0, and Spirit: 3000.
Grayroad's level is 39000 with her individual stats being Power: 26500, Strength: 10000, and Spirit: 2500.
Melascula's level is 34000 with her individual stats being Power: 31500, Strength: 500, and Spirit: 2000.
Fraudrin's level is 31000 with his individual stats being Power: 13000, Strength: 15000, and Spirit: 3000.
- The cover of chapter 259 lists down the power levels of the commonly seen demon troop types as well as the Albions. Along with the Red Demons and Gray Demons, it lists the levels of the other demon types that have been seen. A typical Cobalt Demon's power level can range from 400 to 1300. A typical Persimmon Demon can range from 1300 to 1600. A typical Copper Demon can range from 3800 to 4500. A typical White Demon can range from 150 to 250. A typical Ochre Demon can range from 800 to 1100. A typical Green Demon can range from 600 to 900.
- Predecessor Villain: The Demon Clan's war with the other races in Britannia in the distant past make them this.
- The Reveal: In regards to the ancient war that happened 3,000 years ago, the Demon Clan themselves did not start the war. It was something that came about as a result of Meliodas' betrayal. When Meliodas betrayed the demons out of the blue, his actions left much of the Demon World in ruins and to add insult to injury, he had even killed two of his fellow Ten Commandments in the process. This tipped the balance of power maintained between the demons and goddesses. Seeing an opening to crush the Demon Clan once and for all, the Goddess Clan leapt at the opportunity and incited the rest of the races against the demons. Essentially, Meliodas was the one who lit the fuse that started the war.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: The majority of them were sealed away long ago in a prison that can only be opened using the blood of a Goddess apostle. A few drops from a cloth that was used to clean Elizabeth's wounds were used to free about nine of them.
- Spare Body Parts: Demons have several hearts instead of one. This means that ripping out one heart out of one doesn't kill a demon. Regardless, destroying all of the hearts of a demon instantly kills them, no matter how strong they may be.
- Red demons have two hearts and this seems to be the standard for most inferior demons such as them.
- Superior demons like Meliodas, his brothers, and certain other members of the Ten Commandments have seven hearts.
- Sympathetic P.O.V.: Although evil as demons can be, they are a number of situations which puts a sympathetic view on the Demon Clan. The best would be during the test that Dolor and Gloxinia put Diane and King through which involves the latter two reliving events of the ancient war through the former two's bodies in an Animus-like fashion. In the flashback, the war against the demons is shown to be less of a clear cut Black-and-White Morality scenario and more a grayer one as both sides of the conflict have good and bad individuals. As a matter of fact, one point of the flashback depicts the Ten Commandments themselves more like protagonists and certain members of the Goddess Clans as villainous antagonists, something that comes about when demon civilians which included women and children were held hostage, used as bait, and then mercilessly all killed.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Evil and soul-eating they are, they have some very legitimate grievances against the other clans in general and Meliodas, rather than simple, petty racism and committing brutal acts just because it's evil. Meliodas betrayed the demons and killed two of the Commandments, which incited the other races to start a war, which ended with the demons being sealed for three thousand years. During said war, not only did Meliodas helped the other clans defeat the demons but during the conflict, demon civilians, which included women and children, were taken hostage to be used as bait and then killed.
- Your Soul is Mine!: Demons have the ability to steal the souls of other living creatures, leaving the unfortunate victim as an Empty Shell. If the demon who took the soul is defeated before the soul is eaten the soul will return, but once it is eaten, it is gone forever, permanently killing everything they were and not even reincarnation or any other form of resurrection can bring them back. The Ten Commandments decide to use this method to replenish their magic, as much of the innate magic the land of Britannia once had in the past had been absorbed by humans and other living creatures, with the added bonus of being able to wipe out the other races (mostly humans) at the same time.
The Ruler of The Demon Clan
The Demon King
Voiced by: Shōzō Iizuka (Japanese); Jason Marnocha (English), Rubén Moya (Latin American)
The Demon King is the leader of the entire Demon Clan. He is the father of Meliodas and Zeldris. And one of Chaoss creations.
- A God Am I: He routinely reminds his opponents that they are fighting a literal god and that this makes their actions both blasphemous and futile. While he actually is a god, it just shows how superior he sees himself to everyone else.
- Abusive Parent: On a macro-scale, the Demon King begat the Demon Race and he views all of demon-kind as nothing more than an extension of his will, ruling over them with fear of his overwhelming power. On a micro-scale, the same applies to his sons, perfectly willing to physically, psychologically and emotionally torment them as a means of controlling them and "disciplining" them when they begin to defy his authority. It shows just how little they really mean to him when he told them that he wanted Meliodas to succeed him as the next Demon Lord by giving him all ten commandments, only to reveal that he was intending to possess his body so that he can go back to conquering the Earth directly.
- Archnemesis Dad: Of his three sons, Meliodas is against him.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: As the highest ranking demon, he is naturally the strongest.
- Badass Beard: He has a very god-like beard which combined with his helmet brings to mind some of the more modern depictions of Odin.
- Badass Cape: He wore a very tattered demonic cape fit for a demon monarch.
- Big Bad: As the main antagonistic force leading the Demon Clan to take over Britannia.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: While the Demon King is the only one who still acts as a threat well-into the present day, he and his equal-opposite the Supreme Deity where the all-powerful entities calling all of the shots during the Holy War, the two of them even teamed up to curse Meliodas and Elizabeth when they wanted to end their Forever War without a deciding winner.
- Bishounen Line: Subverted. He only looks like handsome and older versions of Meliodas and Zeldris because he's possessing their bodies. During his battles both mental and physical with Meliodas and Ban, he fights the former in his "true" form of an enormous old man while fighting the latter in Meliodas' stolen body.
- BFS: He possessed a sword whose blade was massive even when wielded by his huge hands.
- Cool Helmet: He wore a very impressive helmet which combined with his beard brings to mind some of the more modern depictions of Odin.
- Deal with the Devil: He is the devil, this comes with the territory. More specifically, he made a deal with the Supreme Goddess so that to punish Meliodas and Elizabeth for their blasphemous relationship, they allowed each other to curse each other's children: Elizabeth with Eternal Reincarnation to die every time she recovered her memories in a vicious cycle, and Meliodas with Eternal Life so that he would be forced to watch it happen for eternity.
- Demonic Possession: Anyone who possesses all Ten Commandments becomes his new vessel outside of Purgatory, first attempting to possess Meliodas before moving onto Zeldris and even creates a massive vessel from the Earth itself.
- Dirty Coward: Pretty much the only reason the Seven Deadly Sins don't outright kill him right away during their climactic fight is because he's using Zeldris as his vessel and Meliodas dearly wants to rescue him.
- After he's ousted from Zeldris and is on his last legs, he has the gall to try and guilt his sons into sparing him so he can get a cheap shot in. It fails and he doesn't last much longer after that.
- Emotion Eater: He is capable of devouring emotions to regain his strength.
- Enemy Mine: It turns out that he teamed up with the Supreme Goddess in the past to defeat Meliodas and Elizabeth and inflict them with the curses that have been plaguing them for 3,000 years as punishment for their "sins" against their races.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: When it comes to choosing who gets to be a Ten Commandment and bestowed with the power of one of his commandment curses, the Demon King has no qualms about an individual's original race. The only thing he cares about is how strong an individual is.
- Evil Is Bigger: As a demonic god-like being, he is massive.
- Exact Words: Whoever gains all 10 Commandments does indeed become the new Demon King. What the Demon King leaves out however is that they become his new vessel instead of his successor.
- Familial Body Snatcher: The true purpose of splitting his power into the Ten Commandments is to have Meliodas absorb them all and take control over his son's body. After Meliodas manages to expel him from his body, the Commandments get absorbed into Zeldris and the Demon King possesses the body of his other son.
- The Fog of Ages: Averted. The Demon King has been in Purgatory for a centillion of years, but he still can vividly remember everything about the Demon Clan and the Holy War. He's visibly bothered by Estarossa's absence in those memories.
- God of Evil: He is a godlike demonic being that rules a race whose powers are rooted in evil.
- Humanoid Abomination: He is a demonic god-like being with a gigantic humanoid form that possesses a host of overwhelmingly powerful abilities.
- Humble Goal: He just wants his son to grow out of this "freedom" thing and come back to the family business (the scope of that business notwithstanding).
- Ineffectual Loner: Having abused, alienated, or outright murdered those loyal to him in a bid for freedom, he is largely by himself when he escapes his imprisonment using Meliodas and then Zeldris, leaving him alone to face the Seven Deadly Sins and their assorted allies who have become grossly stronger largely due to having to contend with the Demon King's own various schemes.
- It's All About Me: He really doesn't have the best interests for his subjects at heart, seeing everyone from his lowliest peons to his own sons as tools to attain omnipotence.
- Kick the Dog: He engages in this a lot, but he outright mocks Zeldris' ambition to make life better for his own subjects.
- Large and in Charge: He is a massive demonic being that overshadows practically all of the rest.
- Logical Weakness: Since "The Ruler" inverts the effects of attacks and magic directed at him, anything that would normally heal him hurts him instead.
- Love Is a Weakness: He holds this belief and it directs two of his actions towards his sons.
- Which is why he cursed his son Meliodas to lose his emotions. He wants the cruel "manly" Meliodas to be his heir and believes that his emotions, especially his love for Elizabeth, hold him back.
- For Zeldris he made him kill the woman he loved to remove that weakness.
- Magical Eye: His Eye of Truth which shows him everything that's happened to a person.
- Maou the Demon King: He's the ruler of the Demon Clan.
- Monster Lord: Naturally, as the King of the Demon Clan.
- Monster Progenitor: He was the first demon ever, created by the Primordial Chaos, and the Demon Clan is his creation.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He placed a curse on his son Meliodas which caused the latter to live for over 3000 years and unable to die. However due to the nature of this curse, it allowed Meliodas to escape from the curses inflicted by two of the Ten Commandments as one of the ways to do so is through death. Meliodas still died in a sense but he's no longer affected by those Commandments. The trope though is subverted as even though Meliodas came back to life, he Came Back Wrong which was all part of the Demon King's plan.
- Orcus on His Throne: Though the seal to the Demon Clan's prison has been broken, he decides to stay on the sidelines and let his minions handle matters. Justified as he has yet to regain his full strength and the seal has only been broken enough to let demons weaker than him through.
- Parental Favoritism: Favors making Meliodas his successor over his other sons. Ultimately subverted however, as his real plan was to turn Meliodas into a vessel he could take over to escape Purgatory.
- Physical God: Given his powers, he is practically a literal god among the Demon Clan. Emphasizing this is some certain info from the second Fanbook. It lists Zeldris' magic ability as God (written as "Demon King"). Given that Zeldris is the Demon King's representative and bestowed with the king's powers as his father's proxy that means something.
- Satanic Archetype: He is a powerful God of Evil who rules over an army of demons, fighting a Forever War with a God of Light and their army of angels in his dark afterlife-based prison Purgatory (which may as well be Hell considering how inhospitable it is).
- Sorcerous Overlord: He rules over the Demon Clan and is capable of casting a variety of magic abilities, many of which are curses.
- Super Empowering: The Demon King is able to bestow special powers called "commandments" upon those he deems worthy. These powerful abilities have a tangible magical form thus allowing them to be used, taken away, and transferred to others. What's more, these commandments are actually fragments of a portion of the Demon King's power. Collecting them all can make one on par with the Demon King himself. Aside from these commandments, the Demon King has the capability of granting blessings that can make one immune to the brainwashing abilities of the Goddess Clan. Said blessings were given to Merlin in the past in a bid to get her to join the demons' side.
- Superpower Lottery: In a series filled with characters that have all sorts of devastatingly overpowered abilities, the Demon King with his repertoire of abilities practically ranks as one of the most powerful if not outright overshadowing the vast majority of them. Fitting for a character who is considered a literal god. His abilities include:
- Being capable of bestowing those he deems worthy with Geas-like powers called "commandments" hence the name of the elite demon group that serve him, the Ten Commandments. Those who do certain specific things that "break the Demon King's commandments" before these demons who bear them will suffer devastating curses ranging from turning to stone to having their eyes burnt as punishment. The Demon King's commandments thus give those he has bestowed with advantages in battle since they force opponents to be unable to do or even outright feel certain things against already powerful enough demons else they be cursed. Furthermore, while the Demon King's commandments also affect those who bear them, a Q&A from chapter 207 clarifies they are immune to each other's commandments meaning the Demon King's Ten Commandments can freely do things that their opponents can't without fear of being inflicted with each other's curses.
- Being somehow able to still operate from within Purgatory as demonstrated when Meliodas' disembodied soul was sent there after being killed by Estarossa.
- Having a Magical Eye which shows him everything that's happened to a person.
- Being an Emotion Eater capable of devouring emotions to regain his strength.
- Being capable of casting a curse that grants Eternal Reincarnation with a side of guaranteed death thrown in which he inflicted upon Elizabeth, in conjunction with the curse the Supreme Goddess inflicted upon Meliodas. Said curse is so powerful that the only way to break it is for someone to possess power equal or more than that of the Demon King himself.
- Being capable of lending his power to a representative of his, which so happens to be Zeldris. Among the things that is lent to his son as his proxy is being able to fully nullify others' magical abilities thus rendering them completely defenseless.
- His own personal magic "The Ruler" inverts attacks against him. Anything that would hurt him would instead heal him.
- Time Abyss: He's been trapped in Purgatory for thousands of years ever since the Holy War. Because of the way time works in Purgatory however, he's millions of years old now.
- Tin Tyrant: Looking like he could pass for a Final Fantasy villain from the franchise's more medieval installments, he is decked out in full menacing armor.
- Ultimate Evil: Has the traits of one so far. An unseen source of demonic power, he feeds off emotion, and the creator of Meliodas, along with his brothers, and the rest of demon-kind. And when he actually does show up, he looks immensely dangerous and dwarfs everything in sight, only matched in size by the Supreme Goddess.
- Winds of Destiny, Change: He apparently holds some measure of control over fate, as evidenced by his curse of Eternal Reincarnation on Elizabeth. No matter how or when it happens, when Elizabeth's latest reincarnation regains her memories, she dies three days after. It doesn't matter if it's a person, natural disaster or natural cause, nor does it matter how mundane or ridiculous the situation is; Elizabeth will die in full view of Meliodas, and there will be nothing he can do about it.
The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments are a group of the Demon Clan's most elite warriors who serve directly under the Demon King.
- Badass Crew: They are an elite group of demons.
- Biblical Motifs: Their namesake is taken from the Biblical Commandments. In addition, the Demon King bestowed upon them "Commandments" which gave them powers, some of which are loosely based around the original Ten Commandments.
- Galand: He possesses the Commandment of Truth which turns anyone who lies to him to stone. This is similar to the commandment "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor."
- Melascula: Her commandment is the Commandment of Faith which burns the eyes of those who show faithlessness to that they hold dear in her presence or the presence of those she resurrected. This seems to be loosely based on "Thou shalt not commit adultery" which dissuades a person from being unfaithful to their loved one as the first demonstration of Melascula's ability was of a man denouncing the love he had for his wife when her resurrected self came before him.
- Fraudrin: His commandment is the Commandment of Selflessness though in reality he's merely a substitute for the real Ten Commandment which he figures is Gowther. The curse associated to this caused Gowther to lose his memories, his feelings, and in essence his entire identity according to Fraudrin. This appears to be loosely based on the commandment "Thou shalt not covet."
- Grayroad: Her commandment is the Commandment of Pacifism. While the associated curse has yet to be revealed, it's speculated by Lord Denzel Liones to involve whether or not one kills. Sure enough, those who kill in her presence will have their years stolen and rapidly grow old until they're reduced to a shriveled up husk of their former selves. This appears to be based on the commandment "Thou shalt not kill."
- Gloxinia: His commandment is the Commandment of Repose. This appears to be based on the commandment "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy" which dictates resting and the cessation of all work on the seventh day. Its curse is currently unknown.
- Estarossa: His commandment is the Commandment of Love which weakens any who stands before him with hatred. The stronger their hate, the weaker they become. This doesn't appear to correspond to any of the actual biblical Ten Commandments but instead appears to be based on the Great Commandment of "Love thy neighbor as they self".
- Zeldris: His commandment is the Commandment of Piety which makes anyone who turns their back on him become his servant as well in extension a servant of the Demon King. As explained by Fraudrin, turning away is seen as infidelity and betrayal to not only Zeldris but also to the Demon King whom Zeldris represents. As such those that do are forced into a powerful state of submission and obedience. This appears to be loosely based around the commandment "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" which proclaims unwavering faith in God.
- Derieri: Her commandment is the Commandment of Purity. Its curse is currently unknown.
- Monspiet: His commandment is the Commandment of Reticence. Its curse is currently unknown.
- Dolor: His commandment is the Commandment of Patience. Its curse is currently unknown.
- Blessed with Suck: They are not immune to their own commandments. This is demonstrated when Garland dies from his own commandment after vowing not to run from Escanor, only to retreat in fear when witnessing his power during the daytime. As his commandment was Truth, he was punished for what is essentially lying.
- They are fortunately immune to the commandments of their fellow members as clarified in a Q&A from chapter 207 in regards to why Estarossa wasn't affected by Grayroad's commandment when he killed Meliodas.
- Brought Down to Badass: Their powers were almost completely drained as a consequence of being sealed for thousands of years. One of their number still has a Power Level higher than that of the Seven Sins' combined.
- Curse Escape Clause: There are two ways to break the curses inflicted by the Ten Commandments' powers. Either by defeating the Commandment that inflicted the curse or by dying.
- The Dreaded: Their aura upon reawakening, which caused an earthquake that the whole Kingdom of Liones felt, caused Meliodas to momentarily shake in fear. Diane later comments she's never seem him so worked up before. Even the likewise aloof Merlin lost control of her emotions upon being informed that they were freed.
- Evil Virtues: Due to the nature of the commandment powers they hold, the Ten Commandments are enforced to uphold otherwise good virtues else they fall victim to their own curses.
- Friendly Fireproof: While the Ten Commandments aren't immune to their own commandment curses, they are immune to each other's. This was clarified in a Q&A from chapter 207 in regards to why Estarossa wasn't affected by Grayroad's commandment when he killed Meliodas. This seems to apply only to the Ten Commandments who are part of the roster as Meliodas was mentioned to having been affected during his time in Purgatory after he was killed by Estarossa.
- Geas: Their Commandment powers are pretty much this. People should not do certain thing before them else suffer horrible punishments. This however also applies to them as well but only in regards to their own powers. They are unaffected to each other's powers as clarified in a Q&A from chapter 207 in regards to why Estarossa wasn't affected by Grayroad's commandment when he killed Meliodas.
- Good Powers, Bad People: Their powers are base on love, piety, faith, truth, pacifism, and so on. Theoretically, one can use the power to bring peace and harmony to the land. In practice, they use it to bring subjugation and destruction.
- Killing Intent: Merlin notes what an incredibly powerful evil aura they give off while being hundreds of miles away from them. On a more individual level, Galan has been able to over power Slader's "Overpower" ability through sheer intimidation and Monspiet's bloodlust could be felt by Meliodas and co., again, while they were hundreds of miles away from him.
- The Magnificent: Upon receiving their commandment from the Demon King they were each also given a title signifying their position.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Galan has been shown to casually destroy towns with the flick of his spear and Monspiet "Purgatory Flame Bird" incinerated an entire forest, town and plowed straight throw a mountain with ease, and it's noted that that attack was nothing to him. The others are all implied to be able to perform similar feats.
- Really 700 Years Old: As demons, they are far older than they appear to be. In the cases of Dolor and Gloxinia, it's also because they were originally from Long-Lived races before being turned to demons. Of note, due to having been sealed 3000 years prior their aging was temporarily halted and only resumed after they were freed. The second Fanbook gives their ages.
- Fraudrin is 554 years old.
- Zeldris is 252 years old.
- Estarossa is 380 years old.
- Galand is 991 years old.
- Monspeet is 415 years old.
- Derieri is 377 years old.
- Melascula is 362 years old.
- Drole is 880 years old.
- Grayroad is 156 years old.
- Gloxinia is 1400 years old.
- Two Girls to a Team: Zigzagged. At first, it seems averted until it's revealed that one of the three Commandments that look like a girl is actually a guy. It then seems like this trope is played straight at this point until it's later revealed that the most inhuman-looking one is actually female.
- Villainous Friendship: While they are murderous demons, they appear to get along with each other relatively well. They more or less speak to each other as equals and appear to have good relationships with one another judging by the way they interact. For example, Monspiet tends to pamper Derrierie and Galan at one point sincerely thanks Gloxinia for his assistance and affectionately pats him on the head.
- Was Once a Man: At least two of their members, Gloxinia and Dolor, were members of the other Clans before becoming Commandments. They were in fact the progenitors of two of the other Clans: Gloxinia was the first Fairy king and Dolor was the ancestor of the Giants. They don't seem to have any lingering attachment to the Clans they founded. They are actually replacements to two other preceding members of the Ten Commandments that Meliodas had killed when he betrayed the Demon Clan long ago.
These are the Ten Commandments who were introduced as the group's current roster when Hendrickson freed them.
Fraudrin "The Selflessness"
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (as Dreyfus), Hidenobu Kiuchi (true form) (Japanese); Jamieson Price (as Dreyfus), Chris Cason (true form) (English); Jorge Ornelas (as Dreyfus) (Latin American)
The first of the Ten Commandments to appear, who avoided being sealed with the rest of the demons by currently unspecified means. Sixteen years prior to the series he confronted and was defeated by Meliodas and ten years prior he possessed Dreyfus and preceded to orchestrate the series of events which set the plot in motion. He is the "Selflessness" of the Ten Commandments.
Fraudrin possesses the Full Size magic ability, which allows him to inflate and grow at will. On the battlefield, Fraudrin is most often seen hamming it up as a colossus-like menace. He is also able to cast various mind and memory-related spells, such as amnesia and possession.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Even though Fraudrin was pretty much responsible for everything bad that happened in the plot, the heroes are all either shocked or sad in the manner he is killed. Griamor begged while crying for Meliodas not to do it and even Dreyfus, whose life was pretty much screwed up thanks to Fraudrin was clearly distraught. Merlin herself later lampshades that he didn't deserve to die in such way.
- Becoming the Mask: After being expelled from Dreyfus' body he seeks to return to it, even though Hendrickson points that he doesn't need anymore. When Griamor yells Father, he instantly looks. It seems that after years controlling Dreyfus, he grew attached to it.
- Belly Mouth: His actual demon body has one of sorts. Instead of being located on his head, his mouth is located on his chest.
- Body Surf: Initially possessed Hendrickson before switching over to Dreyfus.
- Chekhov's Gunman: The first indication he exists is during Gowther's Nightmare Teller attack on Dreyfus. He is in fact the thing that drove Gowther out.
- The Corrupter: Those he possesses become less honorable even after he leaves their body.
- Cycle of Revenge: We find out in Chapter 124 that the reason he helped frame the Sins was due to wanting revenge on Meliodas for nearly killing him sixteen years prior to the beginning of the narrative. The reason why Meliodas tried to kill him and ended up destroying Danafor? Fraudrin killed Liz. Why? Because Meliodas betrayed the demons and helped seal them.
- Demonic Possession: He invaded Dreyfus' body and took full possession of it during certain times in order to achieve the demons' goals. He decided to take full control of it after the events wherein the Sins defeated Hendrickson.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: After ten years living inside Dreyfus, he grew fond of Griamor, to the point when Griamor yells father he instantly looks. And when he is about to blow himself up alongside Meliodas, he stops when Griamor uses barrier to contain the explosion.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He being enraged after Ludociel murdered thousands of demons that were being hostages is an understatement.
- Fighting from the Inside: Despite having possessed the Great Holy Knight, Fraudin still encounters a bit of resistance from Dreyfus in an attempt to regain control of his body. He only managed to possess it when he used Hendrickson as a hostage.
- The Heavy: He is the instigator of most of the main conflicts of the series, more specifically the ones in the first part. He massacred Danafor and killed Liz which lead to an enraged Meliodas destroying the kingdom; corrupted Dreyfus and Hendrickson; and murdered Zaratras, a crime which he framed the Seven Deadly Sins for. It's safe to say he's affected the plot more than all of the other Commandments combined.
- Hidden Villain: He was completely hidden from most of the other characters due to hiding within Dreyfus.
- Humanity Is Infectious: He openly questions why he's letting the Pleiades live if he has no more use for them and attributes it to being inside of a human (i.e. Dreyfus) for so long. He considers this a bad thing and immediately decides to rectify it by (seemingly) killing them all.
- I Gave My Word: For all his crimes, he promised Dreyfus that he wouldn't hurt Hendrickson and he kept it even after the latter lost his usefulness. And when Griamor surrounds them both with his barrier to protect everyone, Fraudrin promises that he won't kill anyone if he lowers the barrier. Once the barrier is gone, Fraudrin asks Meliodas to kill him.
- Karmic Death: For better or worse, he, the demon who killed most of Danafor (including Liz), is killed by Meliodas. For extra Irony, he let himself be killed after he realizes he can't kill Griamore, and he's mercilessly killed because Meliodas Came Back Wrong.
- The Man Behind the Man: He turns out to be the true mastermind behind Dreyfus and Hendrickson's schemes as well as in extension to the various misdeeds that the Liones Holy Knights did.
- Noble Demon: A quite literal example. Fraudrin might be a demon that will possess the bodies of others, murder and manipulate others to achieve his goals, but one thing is certain: He will always keep his word, even if doing that would be a very bad idea. He also grew to care for Griamore and wasn't capable of killing him.
- Oh, Crap!: He suffers a large one in chapter 191 when Merlin reveals herself to be Beleilin's daughter. First he is in disbelief, but upon her speaking True Name in some non-human language, he believes her.
- Purple Is Powerful: One of the Ten Commandments, and stark purple to boot.
- The Reveal: He is not one of the true Ten Commandments but a substitute for Gowther. He claims that Gowther's own commandment cursed him into forgetting about his own identity as one of them. While he himself is a bit unsure about his own claim, Fraudrin ensures that if he is killed, his commandment would instantly return to its original owner.
- Say My Name: DREYYYFUUUU-
- Sizeshifter: His actual original magic ability as a Demon is Full Size which allows him to turn into a giant.
- Spikes of Villainy: His true form possesses these on his back and forearms.
- Super Toughness: Despite not being the real commandment, Fraudrin has immense durability, capable of taking a massive beating from Melodias and surviving being hit by an Archangel's Arc ability.
- Wham Line: "Listen well, because that true Commandment's identity is... Gowther The Selflessness."
- You Will Be Spared: He allows Hendrickson to live after the latter unwittingly unseals Fraudrin's brethren rather than offing him. This is because Dreyfus allowed him to possess his body only under the condition that he would never harm Hendrickson.
Zeldris "The Piety"
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji (Japanese); Bryce Papenbrook (English), Miguel Ángel Leal (Latin American)
Estarossa's and Meliodas' younger brother and the leader of the Ten Commandments after Meliodas defected. He is the "Piety" of the Ten Commandments.
- Absolute Cleavage: A rare male example. His shirt makes a deep, U, plunging neckline going down to his abs but just over his navel.
- Anti-Magic: His Magic Power on loan from the Demon King himself, "God", appears to be this. With it, he could seal the magic of Dolor 3,000 years ago.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He is the strongest of the Commandments and their leader.
- Big Brother Instinct: Inverted. The moment Escanor gets the upper-hand against Estarossa, Zeldris warned his brother to flee and jumps into action. It doesn't end well... This is all the more ironic when it's revealed that Estarossa is not actually Zeldris' older brother.
- Blinded by Rage: Justified, as Merlin's spell, Chronos Coffin, is close to being completed on Meliodas's cocoon so Zeldris starts to lose himself in a bout of desperation and frustration as it would hinder his overall goal of getting back Gelda. He starts fighting harder, and it does work for a little while against Mael, until he is then cut from behind by Mael when he completely loses all composure.
- Cain and Abel:
- He and Estarossa are both the Cain to Meliodas' Abel. Though in the demons' point of view, Meliodas is the Cain since he betrayed them and later helped the other clans imprison the demons. The second Fanbook emphasizes this a bit more with it listing down Dragon hunting and Dragon meat being respectively the hobby and the favorite food of both Zeldris and Estarossa. Considering the dragon is Meliodas' Animal Motif, it somewhat marks his brothers as his definite foes.
- In reality however, this only applies to Zeldris being Meliodas' Cain as Estarossa is not actually their brother.
- Cool Sword: Zeldris carries an executioner's sword, a weapon with a long handle, short blade and lacking a point. Fittingly, he is called Executioner.
- Covert Pervert: Despite being more serious than Meliodas, Zeldris shares his brother's love for big breasts. His lover Gelda is well-endowed and Zeldris seems like getting some Marshmallow Hell from her, although he will get embarrassed when called out on it.
- The Dragon: Hes this to his father, the Demon King and the leader of the Ten Commandments.
- Dragon with an Agenda: He becomes this after Meliodas convinces him to help him become the new Demon King. Zeldris apparently has his own agenda and the main reason he decided to obey Meliodas was with the promise that he would aid him.
- The Dutiful Son: Considering that his siblings are Meliodas, a traitor, and Estarossa, a guy that is too relaxed and apathetic; Zeldris comes off as this. When his father, the Demon King, tells him that Meliodas will become his successor, Zeldris has every reason to be pissed.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He was in love with Gelda of the Vampire Clan, explaining why when he was ordered to execute them, he sealed them instead.
- Evil Counterpart: To Meliodas. They're nearly identical in appearance, their voices and magic apparently sound and feel exactly alike, and like Meliodas, he seems to be the leader of his group. However, whereas Meliodas is normally laid-back and aloof, Zeldris appears more serious and stern. Also, noticeably, Meliodas is left-handed while Zeldris is right-handed.
- Interspecies Romance: He's a demon who fell in love with a vampire lady.
- Kill the Ones You Love: He was ordered to kill his lover Gelda after her clan rebelled against the Demon King. However, he couldn't bring himself to carry out the execution and sealed the vampires away instead.
- The Leader: Befitting his role as Meliodas' evil counterpart, he seems to be the closet thing the Ten Commandments have to a leader. When things get serious, he's the one to take the reigns. He's even taken over an entire kingdom with his demon allies.
- Love Makes You Evil: Zeldris isn't totally "evil" per se however in the past, he strove at his job of being a cruel coldhearted executioner in order to protect his lover Gelda.
- Marshmallow Hell: In the cover page of chapter 235, Zeldris and Gelda are depicted embracing each other protectively. Due to their size differences however, Zeldris' face is pressed into Gelda's breasts as she holds him, a matter which is shown to have made him blush.
- Mind Manipulation: Thanks to his Commandment of Piety, anyone that turns their back on him are considered traitors and are brainwashed into serving him and by extension the Demon King.
- Pet the Dog: Three thousand years ago, the Vampire Clan fought as vassals of the Demons but in the midst of the war, the vampire king plotted a rebellion. The rebellion failed and Zeldris was ordered to execute them as punishment. However, as Zeldris was in love with Gelda who was one of the vampires, he couldn't bare to execute her and instead sealed the vampires.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: As a villain, he has black hair and red clothes.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: He appears to have this with both his brothers. With Meliodas, they appear to have a Cain and Abel dynamic which goes so far as to him being Meliodas' Evil Counterpart. With Estarossa, they appear to have a Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling dynamic as he's more serious about their situation upon being freed while Estarossa immediately slacks off when given the chance. In reality however, Zeldris only has this dynamic with Meliodas as Estarossa is not actually their brother.
- Spare to the Throne: As the youngest child of the Demon King, he grew up in this light. He anticipates his own ascension with Meliodas' betrayal so long ago. However, when his father tells him Meliodas has given into his wrath so deeply he has forgotten his memories with the Elizabeths he met, and is the true heir to the Demon throne, Zeldris can barely hide his frustration at now being ordered to save him, as unlike Meliodas, Zeldris didn't make war against the other Demons.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Zeldris? Zeldoris? maybe even Zeldolis? There's no official word yet.
- Stand Your Ground: His Commandment of "Piety" forced this on his foes. If they ran away from him, they'd be brainwashed to serve the Demon King by the Commandment's curse.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: He was in love with the vampire Gelda, but her clan rebelled against the Demon King and Zeldris was ordered to execute her and her comrades. He couldn't bring himself to do it and sealed the Vampire Clan away instead.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He's identical to Meliodas besides the color and styling of his hair and the position of his mark.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Much like his brother Meliodas and Elizabeth, Zeldris was about a head shorter than his lover Gelda.
Estarossa "The Love"
Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (Japanese), David Vincent (English), José Arenas (Latin American)
Zeldris' older brother and Meliodas' younger brother who, oddly enough, greatly resembles Meliodas' wanted poster. He is the "Love" of the Ten Commandments. His arrival into the Commandments' ranks coincided with the beginning of Great Holy War.
His personality is oddly serene. He's very calm and collected most of the time, and possesses an old sort of aura about him. No one is quite sure what he's thinking, and he himself is riddled with contradictions. Eventually, it becomes clear that there's something really wrong with Estarossa, but exactly what isn't revealed until much later.
He is able to summon swords from another dimension, forcefully transform living beings into demons, wield standard darkness and hellfire powers, cast a physical version of Full Counter and more.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga, he wears a yellow coat. In the anime, it's dark blue.
- Affably Evil: He is quite polite to all his enemies, and keeps saying how much he loves Meliodas and pains him to see his brother suffer, all the while skewering Meliodas seven times over to fully kill him. His commandment cements that he has no hate in his heart at all.
- And I Must Scream: The true Mael knew he was brainwashed, but he couldn't defy it. He thus had to watch his own body slaughter his comrades en masse for years.
- Attack Reflector: He has something similar to Meliodas' Full Counter ability. His Full Counter, however, is different in that it's pure physical attacks rather than magical ones that he can repel back against those who attack him at greater than double the strength.
- Backstory Invader: Estarossa is believed to be the second son of the Demon King who has been part of the Demon Clan from the start. However, the characters from 3,000 years ago eventually find something wrong with their memories about Estarossa. While they perceive him as someone they know, all they can recall about Estarossa amounts to a summarized description of who he's supposed to be. Even Estarossa's own memories are confusing and contradict themselves. Turns out Estarossa never existed in the first place and it was a fake identity fabricated by the original Gowther as part of a scheme to end the Holy War. Estarossa's real identity is the fourth Archangel Mael who was brainwashed by the original Gowther. Since all those affected by Gowther's spell are connected, once the inconsistencies in their memories started being noticed by a few characters, the rest started noticing them as well. It's only when Elizabeth remembers that Estarossa is actually the name given by Meliodas to a dog Elizabeth had that the illusion was finally broken and everyone remembered Estarossa's real identity as the Archangel Mael.
- Badass Longcoat: He has a long, brown one.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: His feelings for Elizabeth originated from the fact that she was one of the few people who did not bully him for being "weak".
- Big Brother Worship:
- In the past, he surprisingly had a case of this in regards to Meliodas. Because of Meliodas' strength and apparent cruelty back then, Estarossa worshiped and viewed Meliodas as his primary source of inspiration. But then Meliodas betrayed the Demon Clan, an act that led to the ancient war that happened in the past. With that, Estarossa's love for his brother turned to rage.
- The actual truth however is that due to being brainwashed, Ludociel was replaced by Meliodas in his mind. This is symbolically shown by him first mimicking Ludociel's hairstyle (what with the long hair and bangs) before cutting it to match his "new" brother, Meliodas.
- Big Little Brother: The taller and much older looking Estarossa is actually the younger brother of Meliodas. This is averted in terms of his true identity, but as him and Ludociel are roughly the same height. He sure is jacked, though!
- Blood Knight: He relishes on battle. He was already as this as Mael, as he slaughtered demons with joy as he saw killing them as mercy.
- Broken Pedestal: Estarossa really worshiped his older brother and the latter's betrayal tore him to the core. In reality however, this is subverted as Estarossa was never really Meliodas' little brother but the Archangel Mael whose memories as well as the memories and perception of everyone from 3,000 years ago of him were changed by the real Gowther's powers.
- Cain and Abel:
- He and Zeldris are both the Cain to Meliodas' Abel. The second Fanbook emphasizes this a bit more with it listing down Dragon hunting and Dragon meat being respectively the hobby and the favorite food of both Zeldris and Estarossa. Considering the dragon is Meliodas' Animal Motif, it somewhat marks his brothers as his definite foes.
- In reality however, this is all completely subverted as Estarossa was never Meliodas' brother but the Archangel Mael whose memories as well as the memories and perception that everyone from 3,000 years ago of him had been changed by the real Gowther's magic. While no longer being his brother, it's still worth noting that the symbolism of him being a dragon-eater remains, as he was highly envious of Meliodas's relationship with Elizabeth.
- Dissonant Serenity: He maintains a relaxed demeanor at nearly all times because of how his Commandment works, even when doing things such as exploding a bird that landed on his shoulder, or killing Meliodas WHILE being strangled by Ban at maximum strength. When he fights Escanor, he actually compliments his opponent for being a nice guy with a smile before attacking.
- Driving Question: There are a number of prominent questions regarding Estarossa that spring up over the course of the story. Eventually, they are all answered with a startling revelation: Estarossa is the Archangel Mael, brainwashed by Gowther into thinking he's really Meliodas' brother, along with everyone else on the planet.
- What's his true relationship with Elizabeth 3,000 years ago especially since both of their memories don't seem to line up?
- The Archangels are supposedly on average stronger than two Commandments and are immune to the Commandments' curses. Mael also was regarded the strongest among them given the Grace blessing he had. So exactly how did Estatossa kill Mael in the past?
- Who exactly is Estarossa? No one in the Demon Clan has any precise memories of him at all, including his own family. All they know is basically a summarized description of who he is. The Demon King thus comes to suspect that this mystery may have been the work of the original Gowther having altered everyone's memories.
- Evil Counterpart: Estarossa is an evil counterpart to Meliodas, looking exactly like his Wanted poster and possessing the opposite of his Full Counter ability, which reflects physical attacks instead of magic ones. That said though, he isn't actually Meliodas' little brother who bares a resemblance to him but the Archangel Mael whose memories as well as the memories and perception that everyone from 3,000 years ago of him were changed by the real Gowther's powers.
- Fake Memories: The original Gowther altered Mael's memories to make him think he was a member of the Demon Clan instead of the Goddess Clan. To be specific, most of Estarossa's fabricated memories were basically a flip of his actual ones as Mael. These include Meliodas supplanting Ludociel as his big brother, slain goddesses supplanting slain demons, and etc. The fabrication, however, wasn't completely perfect as Estarossa still retained a few actual details such as him being in love with Elizabeth though they weren't accompanied with the proper explanations and didn't fit in with the details that'd been altered. As such, a number of contradictions were created from this hodge-podge of memories. The prime example would be a false memory wherein Meliodas as his big brother being supportive of Estarossa's love for Elizabeth to the point of promising help get them together only for Estarossa to discover much later Meliodas and Elizabeth lovingly embracing one another in secret, a scenario suggesting sibling betrayal, but runs contrary to everything else established. All these contradictions in the memories cause the spell to be broken.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: After Estarossa regains his true memories of being actually the Archangel Mael, his left eye remains demonic black while his right eye returns to being that of the Goddess Clan, golden with a triskelion-like pupil. When this happened, his four angelic wings which he originally had also sprouted back however, his right-side wings soon become corrupted into demonic ones as he uses the power boost of the Commandments still inside him alongside his regained holy powers.
- Forgotten First Meeting: He and Elizabeth have a feeling they met 3,000 years ago, but for some unknown reason, their memories about it don't seem consistent. This is because the real Gowther altered this man's memories as well as the memories and perception that everyone from 3,000 years ago of him. It's only after Elizabeth sees through the inconsistencies by remembering that Estarossa was actually the name given by Meliodas to her pet dog that the real Gowther's magic is broken.
- Heel Realization: After the current Gowther reveals who his appearance was based on, Mael realizes the original Gowther picked him to be the "sacrifice" to end the Goddess-Demon war because Mael had killed Gowther's lover, and it was entirely his own actions that led to Gowther wanting to make him suffer. He further mocks his own foolishness for not even remembering he did so, instead Playing the Victim Card, and for not seeing that the current Gowther is indeed not the person who cursed him to become Estarossa.
- HeelFace Turn: After regaining his memories as Mael and further realizing his wanton slaughter of even innocent, defenseless demons, including Gowther's lover, is what led him to being cursed into believing he was a demon himself, he stops his Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum and begins willingly helping Elizabeth and the Sins.
- Hero Killer: In a shocking turn of events, he apparently kills Meliodas in a horrific fashion via summoning seven swords, one for each of Meliodas' hearts.
- Hopeless Suitor: Estarossa had been in love with Elizabeth since he was a young boy. Unfortunately for him, she always only had eyes for Meliodas. This is also true for Estarossa's true identity as the Archangel Mael prior to the real Gowther manipulating things with his memory magic.
- Hunk: His design seems to be fashioned in the image of full-grown, rugged Meliodas. He's got stubble to boot and a very finely built form.
- Idiot Hair: Unsurprisingly, a characteristic he shares with Meliodas. It's seemingly a part of the Hereditary Hair Style they share. In reality though, this appears to be invoked as Estarossa is actually the Archangel Mael who been turned into Meliodas' little brother via the real Gowther's memory manipulation magic.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: He pretty much had to prove himself worthy of the Grace given him, because the Goddess Clan is not kind to members who don't or can't fight, as Mael learned when he was young.
- In Love with Your Carnage: Sibling version, but he always admired Meliodas for his extreme ruthlessness and disregard for life in general. In reality however, this isn't true as Estarossa was never Meliodas' little brother to begin with. His true identity is actually the Archangel Mael who had been turned into Meliodas' brother through the real Gowther's magic in an attempt to stop the Holy War 3,000 years ago. He did however had an admiration for the ruthlessness of his actual big brother, Ludociel, who taught him that it wasn't a sin to slaughter demons and in fact an act of kindness.
- I Just Want to Be You: Estarrosa always wanted everything Meliodas had; from his strength to Elizabeth. As he becomes more unhinged because of absorbing more commandments, Estarrosa even starts claiming he's Meliodas. It's however a bit more complicated than that though as Estarossa was never Meliodas' little brother but in actuality, the Archangel Mael who had been turned in Meliodas' brother via the real Gowther's memory magic in an attempt to stop the Holy War 3,000 years ago.
- Jerkass: While he cannot feel hatred, he can be a downright prick. While most of the other Commandments can be seen as this, the main difference is that they are only this towards the other races, which makes sense since they are at war, while Estarossa is this to both enemies and allies. The two greatest examples are him mocking Melascula after she supposdly died, while the rest of the Ten were distraught; and later when he destroyed Galand's petrified body to obtain his commandment, when he had no reason to do it.
- He was also this as the Archangel Mael, mostly out due to the influence of his older brother Ludociel. He slaughtered hundreds of demons without remorse, because he believed that he was giving them mercy by releasing their souls from their putrid demonic bodies. He hated Meliodas with a burning passion mostly because Elizabeth, who he had a crush on, fell in love with him. After regaining his memories, he decides to kill King just to punish Gowther and murdered Derriere, Sariel and Tarmiel when they were just trying to release him from the Commandments that were warping his mind.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: He wants not only revenge, but also to hurt anyone who gets in the way of that revenge, no matter how harmless they are. Once he regains his true memories, he's too far gone to be reasoned with- ultimately, both the Archangels on site and the Sins decide to put him down before he becomes too strong to deal with.
- Kick the Dog:
- He saying that Melascula got what she deserved from trying to kill Meliodas was a quite rude thing to say, considering that the rest of the Commandments were distraught for her death.
- There is also him smashing Galand's petrified form rather then getting Zeldris to free him, despite the fact he did not need to kill him in order to take his commandment.
- He laters kills the human girl that allowed Derriere and Monspiet to live in her house and attempted to devour her soul, without having the need to do so.
- Knight of Cerebus: He's established as such when Dolor and Gloxinia compares pseudo-day Escanor's Power Level to his, when he stops Meliodas' Revenge Counter with a single hand, and when he shockingly apparently kills Meliodas via effortlessly driving a sword into each of Meliodas' seven hearts. He proves this even further by being able to fight on equal terms with day-form Escanor!
- Let's Get Dangerous!: When against Escanor, he muses that he can finally cut loose against him.
- Middle Child Syndrome: Estarossa was always overshadowed by his genius older and younger brothers, Meliodas and Zeldris. His demonic powers were likewise sealed. In reality however, this is subverted as it was all but a fabrication made by the real Gowther's memory magic in an attempt to stop the Holy War 3,000 years ago. Estarossa was never the middle child of three demon brothers but in reality, the Archangel Mael.
- Muggle Born of Mages: While both his older and younger brothers had the "power of darkness", Estarossa did not. His demonic power was only awakened after their father the Demon King gave him a Commandment out of pity. Unfortunately, the power began to erode his mind and soul. With the revelations of his true identity, this makes more sense: Estarossa has no "powers of darkness" because he isn't even a demon.
- No-Sell: He stops Meliodas' most powerful yet-seen Revenge Counter with a single hand. Soon after, Estarossa doesn't even seem to realize when Ban, whose physical strength is maxed out via Physical Hunt Festival, puts him in a chokehold.
- Oblivious to Love: He seems unaware of Jelamet's existence, much less that she became a Yandere (partly) because of him. Irony?
- Oh, Crap!: When he realizes that Escanor's power is increasing.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Estarossa holds this status among his fellow Commandments due to his vicious, apathetic, and arrogant personality and enigmatic aura to the point the fellow Commandments have expressed great discomfort with his presence. They tolerate him due to being one of if not their heaviest hitter and one of the Demon King's sons, but that's about it. The only one who does not show too much discomfort is Zeldris who opts to help him when he's attacked by Escanor. However even this is averted when it's later revealed Zeldris never liked or trusted Estarossa either and felt relieved his suspicions were proven justified given Estarossa is actually the Archangel Mael and was never a brother to Zeldris.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Says that Meliodas' death must come by his own hands after Melascula tried to eat Meliodas' soul. He even considers killing her himself if not for Ban's doing.
- "Pop!" Goes the Human: As demonstrated first on a bird, then on Ban, he apparently possesses some sort of ability that inflates victims to Body Horror proportions and explodes them when they touch him for some time. It greatly resembles the effect of what happened to those who drank demon blood while being incompatible with it. In fact, the second Fanbook mentions he's capable of turning others into demons.
- The Power of Hate: With his Commandment of Love, he doesn't grow stronger from hatred, but rather his foes lose their strength if they face him and hate him. If, however, one like Escanor only pities him, the Commandment fails.
- The Reveal: He's actually Mael, one of the Four Archangels. Estarossa actually never existed. Due to Real Gowther using a forbidden spell, his and everyone's memories were altered so that everyone perceived that Estarossa is Meliodas' brother and that he killed Mael.
- Revenge by Proxy: After Gowther reveals himself as one of those behind his brainwashing, Mael decides destroying a mere doll won't sate his hatred. Wishing to see Gowther suffer as much as possible before killing him, Mael attacks King just to make Gowther feel pain.
- Sanity Slippage: As he absorbs more commandments and his memories become more muddled up, Estarossa grows more insane and unstable.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Sort of a Cain and Abel version with Meliodas and a Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling version with Zeldris. He fits the Cain and foolish role for each, respectively. In reality however, his dynamic with Meliodas and Zeldris isn't true as he's not actually their brother. Through the real Gowther's memory manipulating magic, he was turned into their brother in an attempt to stop the Holy War 3,000 years ago. Estarossa's real identity is the Archangel Mael and his actual brother is Ludociel.
- Spontaneous Weapon Creation: He's capable of summoning swords.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He is essentially an older-looking version of Meliodas. Meliodas' wanted poster actually more closely resembles him than Meliodas himself. He's the middle brother between him, Zeldris, and Meliodas though. In a brief flashback in which he was clearly younger, he was shown to look exactly like Meliodas except for hairstyle and color. However, this is all a fabrication and his resemblance to Meliodas is actually invoked. Thanks to the real Gowther having altered his memories 3,000 years ago in an attempt to stop the Holy War Mael under the influence of the real Gowther's spell cut off his own hair and styled it to look like Meliodas'.
- To Be a Master: The second Fanbook lists his dream/hope as "Being the best".
- Tomato in the Mirror: Estarossa isn't the murderer of the Archangel Mael. Estarossa is Mael himself with his memories altered by the original Gowther.
- Two Aliases, One Character: It turns out that the demon Estarossa and the Archangel Mael are actually the same character.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Estarossa was born without darkness and as a child could not hurt even a fly. In response, the Demon King gave him a commandmant which turned him into a psychotic monster. In reality however, this is a complete fabrication created by the real Gowther's memory manipulation magic in an attempt to stop the Holy War 3,000 years ago. Estarossa in reality is the Archangel Mael. He however indeed was a bit of a softie and initially considered a weakling especially when compared to his actual big brother, Ludociel. Through his admiration of and tutelage from his big brother though, he became a fierce warrior that ruthlessly slaughtered countless demons without mercy, so much so that he gained the moniker of "The Angel of Death". When the real Gowther altered his memories, that savagery was redirected towards his former Goddess brethren.
- Villainous Crush: He develops a strange fixation on Elizabeth from the moment he sees her and explicitly intends to steal her away from Meliodas.
- Walking Spoiler: Estarossa is not some ordinary demon. Certain aspects about him on this matter are major spoilers within the series.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Estarossa awakened to his demon powers thanks to the Demon King blessing him with a commandment out of pity. The power of it awakened his dormant demon power but also began eroding his mind and soul. Monspiet warns he won't survive the process if he harnesses any more.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Estarossa has silver hair and is definitely black-hearted.
Galand "The Truth"
Voiced by: Hiroshi Iwasaki (Japanese); Kirk Thornton (English), Salvador Chantrés (Latin American)
A tall, fully armored, almost skeletal being and the "Truth" of the Ten Commandments.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga, Galand is predominately all green with the only exception being the red circle on his chest. In the anime, he has a red and white colorscheme while the circle on his chest is purple.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Up to debate as he was a highly ruthless Blood Knight that erased part of a city just to clear the way, but being killed by Estarossa, one of his own comrades, makes us feel kind of sorry for him.
- Angrish: When in his Critical Over state, Galan loses his rationality, which is visually represented by jagged, inverted kanji/letters when he speaks.
- Beergasm: He loves alcohol and compliments humanity on improving it so much in 3000 years.
- Blood Knight: After finding out two Albions were destroyed, he decides to fight whoever defeated one of them as a warm-up stretch.
- Cannot Tell a Lie: Due to the nature of his Truth powers, no one he faces in combat is able to lie, lest they be turned to stone. He himself is rather blunt and scathingly truthful regardless. It turns out his power works both ways, he'll be turned to stone if he ever tells a lie or breaks an oath.
- Cool Helmet: He has a horned helmet with a visor design that looks like a jack-o'-lantern Slasher Smile. That's assuming it's a helmet as he's capable of moving the helmet's lower jaw as if it's his own.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He is truly enraged that Ludociel dared to kill all the demon hostages.
- Double Weapon: At one tip of his spear is a spearhead. At the other tip is what can be best described as a axehead-like blade.
- Evil Old Folks: He makes several comments about his age, which is not really visible thanks to the fact that he's covered in armor.
- The second Fanbook does reveal that he is the second oldest member of the Ten Commandments.
- Expressive Mask: His helmet is capable of a number of expressions.
- Green and Mean: In the manga, the armor this villain wears is dominantly green.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He could have simply killed Escanor and the ones he was hiding and be done with it but he had to challenge him to make a "game" out of it. Things, however, took a very unexpected turn and he was left in a situation where if he stayed and fought he would most certainly died and if he ran he'd be turned to stone by his own commandment. The latter ended up happening and he payed the price.
- Hulking Out: His magical ability "Critical Over" raises his physical strength to its utmost limits. The visual of this is him becoming buffer and spikier. Until his magic runs out, he remains in this state.
- I Gave My Word: Due to the nature of his powers, he is bound to keep whatever promise he makes else he'll be lying. This includes ones that he foolishly makes without proper foresight.
- In a Single Bound: He reaches Meliodas and company in Camelot who are miles away from his location by leaping there. Galan remarks that he's slower than he was in the past, since it took him 72 steps instead of 70. He's even able to avoid Merlin's teleportation magic by simply jumping out of the spell's area of effect.
- Jagged Mouth: His helmet has this.
- Just Toying with Them: Galan has the power to easily take down Jericho and Ban yet he just decides to play death golf using giant rocks to hit them with instead.
- Knight of Cerebus: Prior to his encounter, most of the opponents the Sins faced were either weaker or as strong as them. Come Galan and he turns out to be really deadly threat and that's only when he's running on empty in magical power.
- Lean and Mean: He's tall, skinny, and a demon.
- Living Lie Detector: As the "Truth" he is automatically alerted to when anyone is lying to him by virtue of them turning to stone if they do.
- Magically Inept Fighter: For most of his fighting, he relies mainly on his physical strength and skills to fight mostly because he's low on magic. When he does have magic, what ability he uses simply increases his physical strength than anything else.
- Oh, Crap!: Right after boasting that he won't go back on his word and stop until either him or Escanor dies in the game he challenged the latter to, he gets this in the face of the latter's overwhelming strength.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Casually levels an entire city with a swing of his spear.
- Arrogantly believes that there's no way he could lose, even though his power is depleted. Zeldris chides him for his pride, reminding him that this arrogance got the Demon Clan sealed away in the first place. Galan just sarcastically remarks that he's too old to remember such things.
- Ultimately becomes his Fatal Flaw in three later fights with certain individual Sins after his initial victory against a group of them. Most notably his fight with Escanor wherein he seals his own fate by deciding to play with his enemies instead of just killing them when they were helpless.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When he sees that he's about to be hit by Escanor's overwhelming strength, he decides to book it. This he does right after he boasts that he won't do so. This activates his power and turns him to stone as a result.
- Simple, yet Awesome: "Critical Over" is described as this. It's a simple but effective ability that merely raises his physical strength to its utmost limits.
- Sore Loser: This come off as a surprise since he is a Blood Knight, but he doesn't take things well whenever others get the best of him in combat.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Galan, Garan, Galland?
- Spikes of Villainy: Several pop out all over his body when he uses "Critical Over".
- Super Strength: Strong enough to bring down Diane, a giant, with a simple kick. Since his "Power" is still 0 thanks to the seal, it's implied that most if not all of his Power Level of 26000 is simply his raw physical strength.
- Taken for Granite: The other part of his power as the "Truth". Anyone who lies to him is turned to stone. This includes himself.
- This Cannot Be!: Galan uses his magic ability "Critical Over" increase his physical power to its maximum, then hits Escanor with an attack that obliterates the top half of a mountain. This is his reaction when, aside from a small cut on his arm, Escanor completely No Sells it.Galan: Impossible! Impossible! IMPOSSIBLE!
- Tin Tyrant: Completely wears a full suit of armor that's almost skeleton-like in design due to him and it being so skinny. Given that he can move his "helmet's" lower jaw as if it were his own, it's ambiguous whether the armor is a suit or actually part of his body.
- Unwinnable by Design: His Galan Game was meant to be this for his opponent. Basically, it's a one-on-one fight to the death wherein he and his opponent would take turns attacking each other until one of them dies. Due to the situation and conditions he set, there's no way any normal human would be able to beat him in this game or even back out once it begins thanks to his commandment powers. Unfortunately for him, his opponent was Escanor and instead Galan's own game was turned against him.
- Villainous Breakdown: The humiliating one-sided beatdown Meliodas unleashed on him after the latter regained his powers leaves Galan a broken bloody mess roaring in frustration at his own helplessness.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: The utterly brutal Curb-Stomp Battle he inflicts on the heroes makes them realize that they need to get stronger, fast.
- The Worf Effect: Inflicted against the Sins to show how much of a threat he is. Promptly turned against him to give a taste of what Meliodas with his full power is like and then again, for the same reason, with Escanor.
Monspeet "The Silence"
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese); Keith Silverstein (English), Esteban Desco (Latin American)
A mustached human looking demon wearing a white cloak. He is usually seen in Derieri's company. According to the second Fanbook, he is the "Silence" of the Ten Commandments.
Described as one of the greatest masters of Hellfire to ever live, Monspeet lives up to the hype with a variety of fiery spells. He also possesses the Trick Star ability, allowing him to switch two objects' place as long as their size is similar.
- Affably Evil: Rather polite to whomever he talks to, and even compliments Meliodas for taking a staggering amount of damage, and again after Meliodas attacks him with his sword between his mouth after his arms were broken.
- All-Encompassing Mantle: He wears a white cloak that often tends to cover most of his body.
- Badass Mustache: Has the facial hair of a French nobleman, befitting his French name.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Implied to be the case about his feelings for Derieri, not because he doesn't have the courage but because of something related to his commandment of Silence.
- Combat Pragmatist: Most of the time, he's attacking people from behind or otherwise from ambush.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: In his and Derriere's second fight with Meliodas, he tried to use the full extent of his power with Derriere, But Meliodas threw it back at them tenfold with a Full Counter and destroyed them both in one hit.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Performed the Indura with Derriere in the Great Holy War technique by sacrificing all but one of his hearts, turning into a tentacled Eldritch Abomination that later grew multiple eyes. The Goddesses reversed the transformation along with Derriere's.
- Early Installment Character Design Difference: In his very first appearance, he was wearing a rapier. This seems to have vanished since then.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Monspiet is an evil, soul-eating demon who is completely and utterly devoted to Derrierie.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Used Trick Star to Take The Bullet when Estarossa tried to punch Derrierie's last heart, then blew both himself and Estarossa up to save her.
- Homing Projectile: His "Purgatory Flame Bird" attack. Meliodas mentions he was the last one of the Ten Commandments he wanted them to be noticed by, implying he specializes in or is otherwise the best with attacks of this kind.
- Lap Pillow: At one point, he's seen providing this to Derrierie.
- Long-Range Fighter: Monspiet rarely utilizes physical attacks, preferring to use his Magic from afar.
- No Mouth: He's usually drawn without his mouth save for some occasions.
- Playing with Fire: While using Hellfire is a common ability among demons, Monspiet has the distinction of being a master in manipulating the element. He has such prowess that using it against him is rendered ineffective.
- Off with His Head!: Meliodas nearly decapitates him when they fight. He just puts it back.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: It turns out he survived his last encounter with Meliodas when he came back from the dead. He and Derriere are camping out with some humans, living a simple life. When Zeldris summons the surviving Commandments, he ignores him.
- Security Cling: Wraps himself around Derriere to protect her as Meliodas's Full Counter engulfs them both.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Tends towards this when interpreting Derrierie's Terse Talker way of speaking.
- Sudden Anatomy: His mouth often appears and disappears on and off, drawing attention to his Badass Mustache.
- Swap Teleportation: Trick Star allows him to exchange two objects of the same size, even if one of them is himself.
- Taking the Bullet: Switches places with Derrierie to save her from Estarrosa's attack. This results in his last heart being destroyed.
- Too Many Belts: Both his torso and arms underneath his cloak are strung with several "belts" of his own darkness.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Not always apparent because of his cloak, but he's bare chested below it, and it can be seen when he folds his arms. He's jacked for the record.
- Wicked Cultured: He has an air of sophistication around him, in both appearance and attitude.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is a dark shade of purple.
Derieri "The Purity"
Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki (Japanese); Allegra Clark (English); Leyla Rangel (first episodes), Reyna López (rest) (Latin American)
The nude and apathetic woman who is usually seen in Monspiet's company. She is the "Purity" of the Ten Commandments.
While fighting, Derrierie turns into an ultra-violent berserker, boosted by her magical ability Combo Star. For each punch she lands, she adds a whopping 100 tons of raw force to her next blow, completely overwhelming the victims of her wrath.
- An Arm and a Leg: She lost her right arm in a fight with Sariel. It never completely regenerated back the same, so she replaced it with one made out of her demonic aura.
- Barbarian Long Hair: Female characters having long hair is common in this series but she's the only one who's hair is so wild and unkempt. Combine that with her personality, attire (or lack-thereof), and the fact that she's one of the most elite warriors of her race and this trope applies quite nicely to her.
- Berserk Button:
- Usually pretty unflappable, but the sight of a goddess sends her into a homicidal fury. That and seeing Elizabeth, the reincarnation of the same goddess that (unwillingly) helped murder her big sister, and Meliodas.
- Being made to wear clothes. Monspiet tried to dress her in a pretty outfit and she found that gesture offensive both in terms of his clothing choice and the fact she's a willful nudist.
- Catchphrase: Alternatively translated as "My ass says" or "Taking it from the ass." The original Japanese literally translates to "to say from the ass". The English dub changes it to "The bottom line is".
- Clean Cut: Her hair gets chopped off from an attack; Monspiet says he'll regrow it for her.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: After she and Monspiet pour their most powerful attacks on Meliodas, and they're subjected to a vicious Full Counter in return, which totally obliterates them both. Before his latest resurrection, Meliodas would have spared them, but he's suffering morality corrosion from being revived by his curse.
- Cute Monster Girl: She appears human and is attractive enough.
- Does Not Like Shoes: She goes around completely barefoot with just demonic darkness covering her right leg like stockings.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Performed the Indura with Monspiet in the Great Holy War technique by sacrificing all but one of her hearts, turning into a wildcat-like Eldritch Abomination that later became a giant beast. The Goddesses reversed the transformation along with Monspiet's.
- Dark Action Girl: One of the only two female members of the group, and unlike the magic-using Melascula, Derrierie prefers to get up close and personal, using her raw power and hand-to-hand techniques to kill her enemies.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: One of the non-combatant demons that was killed by Ludociel was Derriere's big sister.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- Is not pleased when a summoned goddess reminds her that the goddess' side killed all their demon hostages after saying they'd be released during the war. Said hostages were children. One of said hostages was her big sister.
- Estarossa kills the girl that was sheltering them in cold blood. Derriere releases her soul so it can go to Purgatory.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Her left arm and right leg are covered in darkness while her right arm and left leg aren't.
- Gathering Steam: With every consecutive hit she lands, the power of said hit increases by 200,000 pounds or 100 tons, thanks to her ability, "Combo Star". With enough hits she can hit someone with the equal force of a small asteroid from space.
- HeelFace Turn: After having lived among humans alongside Monspiet, Derrierie starts questioning her loyalties to the Demon Clan and the clan's justifications for destroying the other races. When Mael kills Monspiet, Derrierie willingly allies with the Sins and their allies to combat him, eventually forgiving Elizabeth and Meliodas. Elizabeth forgives her in turn, saying they can trust her.
- Heel Realization: She and Monspiet get one when a post-Purgatory Meliodas has them dead to rights for threatening Elizabeth...and spares them instead, sending them flying harmlessly. It's even lampshaded when Derriere noted he was holding back and if the roles had been reversed, she wouldn't have done the same. More to the point, a human girl took her and Monspiet in, housing them despite the fact they were obviously demons and were slaughtering humans. Derriere refuses to return to the Commandments along with Monspiet, feeling she no longer believes in the cause.
- Idiot Hair: Like Meliodas and Estarossa, actually.
- It's Personal: Derrierie has a burning hatred towards the Goddess Clan, to the point of just seeing one makes her pissed. She has every reason to hate them since they killed her big sister, who wasn't even a combatant.
- Meaningful Name: Her name bears a resemblance to derriere which means a person's butt.
- No-Sell: Swords are practically useless against her as any attempt to slice her off prove to be futile, even without she doing any effort to block the attacks.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: At first it seems like a Kick the Dog moment when she kills the fleeing goddess who was possessing Denzel's body, and the goddess is in no shape to fight her while feebly saying she was Just Following Orders. We find out that said goddess was part of a plan that killed multiple demon hostages, including children and Derieri's sister, as part of a means to cause genocide. Suddenly Derieri's actions are less of Evil Is Petty and more of inflicting a Karmic Death on her sister's killer.
- Redemption Equals Death: Played With. After allying herself with the Sins and their allies in order to avenge Monspiet's death by defeating Mael and saving him from himself, Derrierie is killed when Mael pierces her last heart. However, after Mael is healed, one of his first actions is to cast a spell on Derrierie and Oslo that will reincarnate them with their memories intact.
- Revenge Before Reason: When she encounters Elizabeth and notices one of her eyes has a goddess symbol, Derieri immediately pulls a knife with an Oh, Crap! expression and plans to kill her. Note that Elizabeth is in no shape to defend herself. This also puts Derieri on a resurrected-Meliodas's kill list, after he calmly gives them a chance to retreat. It gets even worse when Elizabeth insisted on saving Derieri's life along with Monspiert's in her original Goddess form.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: It turns out she survived her last encounter with Meliodas when he came back from the dead. She and Monspiet are camping out with some humans, living a simple life. When Zeldris summons the surviving Commandments, she ignores him.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: She prefers to go naked. When Monspiet offers to put her in a dress, she's actually quite annoyed by the gesture and thinks he's engaging in lewd behavior by making her play dress-up.
- Spell My Name with an "S": There's a little contention about how the obvious pun in her name should be romanized.
- Stripperiffic: She is completely naked except for a few patches of her own darkness covering parts of her body.
- Survivor's Guilt: She was Forced to Watch her little sister die as part of the Goddesses' trap to eradicate the demons once and for all. Suddenly Deriere's No-Nonsense Nemesis attitude and cynicism make more sense.
- Terse Talker: Her way of talking often consists of very few words accompanied alongside her catchphrase. Due to how hard it is to understand, Monspiet often has to (over)translate what she actually means.
- Ungrateful Bitch: Justified. The goddess Elizabeth risked her life to heal Derieri and Monspiet when they did a Dangerous Forbidden Technique. Derieri accused Elizabeth of being part of the plan to kill the demon hostages, punching her in the face for attempting to negotiate with them. She lost her sister that night, along with countless other demons, suffering Survivor's Guilt as a result. Three thousand years later, Derieri recognizes Elizabeth in a human incarnation and goes Oh, Crap!. She then says she's going to kill her, despite the fact that she owes Elizabeth her life.
Melascula "The Faith"
Voiced by: Mao Ichimichi (Japanese); Mela Lee (English), Elizabeth Infante (Latin American)
A female demon with a large scarf made out of darkness, often seen hanging out around Galand. She is the "Faith" of the Ten Commandments.
Melascula is seldom seen fighting. She prefers opening hellgates to summon legions of mooks, or using necromancy to achieve the same effect.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair in the manga is depicted as bright pink. The anime, on the other hand, went for a darker shade for her hair, giving her a purplish tone instead.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite their occasional argues, Galand asked Melascula to back away before his power up so that she would not get hurt and she, in return, was clearly distraught when Galand was petrified. Her attempt to kill Escanor was clearly a way to avenge her fallen comrade.
- Bald of Evil: As a result of being burned out by Escanor's soul, she ends losing her hair as well, and remains in a charred state through the battle of the Ten Commandments and Meliodas. She eventually gets better thanks to Gloxionia's magic, returning to her usual appearance during the climax of the fight.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: A great subversion of the trope. After eating Escanor's soul didn't work out for her, she's revealed to have survived, but is severely charred all over her body and her hair has been burnt away. She is later healed by Gloxinia and returned to normal. But when Ban attempts to rip her throat out, he messes up her jaw and she's forced to leave it snakelike just to use it properly.
- Beergasm: She really enjoys drinking alcohol.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: In spite of making her stronger physically than her demon state, her giant snake form proves to be innefective against the Sins, since she becomes a bigger target that they can hit freely and she seemingly loses her useful soul-manipulation power, eventually leading to her defeat. Merlin herself points out that, had she remained in her normal form, she may had stand a chance against them.
- Cute Monster Girl: A cute pink haired human looking demon in a leotard.
- Depower: Ultimately Elizabeth cleanses her of the miasma powering her, reducing her to nothing but a small snake. Merlin then captures Melascula in a test tube, effectively ending her threat.
- Does Not Like Shoes: All she uses are stockings. She doesn't need shoes since she prefers to float and doesn't usually touch the ground. This is likely a side effect in gaining a human form since her real form is a snake, the stockings being an replacement of her snake tail.
- Even Evil Has Standards: After Ludociel kills all the non-combatant demon that were being held hostages, she is truly furious.
- Eye Scream: Her "Faith" powers inflict this on those who shows faithlessness before her. More specifically, the moment when someone shows faithlessness in something they hold dear, be it a god, their sword, or even their lover, in front of her, their eyes will instantly be burned. This power also applies to when someone shows faithlessness before one of her zombies.
- Facial Horror: She can do this normally by exposing a ghoulish, slit-like mouth when angered. And also after she's revealed to have survived being almost incinerated from eating Escanor's soul.
- Faux Affably Evil: Though she talks politely and refined, she still tends to mock and look down on her enemies.
- Full-Frontal Assault: During her failed attempt at eating Escanor's soul which ends up burning her from the inside out instead, her leotard gets burnt in the process. Having survived since then, she's foregone wearing any sort of clothes altogether. Like with other females in the series, all her private parts are simply not drawn whilst being naked like this.
- Glasgow Grin: Having survived Ban's attempt on her life to save Meliodas, her mouth gets permanently torn open at the sides along with her lower jaw being permanently dislocated as results from Ban having twisted her head. While these scars don't hinder her in talking and expressing herself since she received them, she however angrily bemoans she can no longer chew food properly.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: After she's immolated, she falls down into a chasm where both her body parts are split in half during the fall. Makes sense due to Escanor's power started burning her from the mid-section.
- In Vino Veritas: When drunk the calm and refined Melascula becomes playful and silly, making dumb jokes with Galan and high-fiving him with her scarf.
- Lady of Black Magic: She usually acts very prim and proper, while being a terrifying Necromancer.
- Lecherous Licking: When she gets excited enough to kill, she start showcasing her long tongue to lick her mouth.
- Leotard of Power: Wears a white leotard.
- Man on Fire: As a result of consuming Escanor's soul, the heat from the soul is so big she ends completely burned. Upon her next appearance, her body appears completely charred.
- Morphic Resonance: In her giant cobra form, she still retains her eyelashes of her humanoid demon form. In reality, her long tongue and ability to make her mouth slit-like are actually remnants of her being originally a small snake that became a demon.
- Necromancer: She can summon the souls of the regretful dead that wander purgatory and have them possess corpses.
- Night of the Living Mooks: She can summon the souls of the dead to possess both corpses and skeletons to use as her minions.
- Not Quite Dead: Apparently, Ban didn't exactly kill her during Meliodas' battle with the Commandments- he came close. Ban managed to destroy all but one of her hearts and really screwed up her jaw.
- Not So Above It All: For all her pouting it didn't really take much for her to join in with Galan's drunken antics.
- Oh, Crap!:
- She has a look of utter horror mixed with surprise when Escanor sliced Galan in half effortlessly. She regains her smug and superior attitude quickly since Galan survived the blow, but for just a second she was scared out of her mind. And then quickly loses it when it was Galan turn to retaliate...
- And another one after attempting to eat Escanor's soul doesn't work out for her...
- Overly Long Tongue: She has a rather long tongue.
- Poisonous Person: Her giant cobra form is able to spit a very strong poison. It's so corrosive it manages to stop Ban's regeneration for a few seconds.
- Rapunzel Hair: Goes down past her waist.
- Revenge Before Reason: Escanor, after defeating Galan, gives her the chance to flee but she rejects. Escanor had just proven to be stronger than any of the two, but Melascula's desire to avenge her comrade proved to be bigger than her common sense.
- Scaled Up: She's capable of transforming into a giant cobra but she prefers not doing so as she considers the form not cute. She's forced to resort to using it however when the Sins prove to be too much for her undead minions in Conrad.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Has a large scarf made out of darkness that surrounds her body and serves as extra prehensile arms.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Like Grayroad before her, after Elizabeth purges all her miasma and reduces her to a powerless and small snake, Merlin traps her in one of her tubes to experiment on later.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Readily parades around naked after her clothes are all burnt up.
- Snakes Are Sinister: After Elizabeth removes all of the demonic miasma from within Melascula, it's revealed that she's actually a really small snake. As Melascula is then captured by Merlin, it's explained by Merlin that Melascula was originally a poisonous snake that that had lived 300 years bathing in the powerful miasma of the Demon World, something which turned her into a demon and gave her her powers.
- Summon Magic: She can summon lower types of demons to do her and her fellow Commandments' bidding. She can also summon the souls of the regretful dead from purgatory.
- Take a Third Option: If she's killed, Elaine will die. But if she lives on undefeated and unopposed, she'll continue to spread chaos throughout Britannia. In light of that, Elizabeth purges Melascula of her demonic miasma and it shrinks her down to a snake so tiny that Merlin easily traps her within a test tube.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Quite literally. She attempts to kill Escanor by sucking out and eating his soul, but quickly finds out it's the equivalent of eating the sun and is burned from the inside out.
- Uncertain Doom: Is last seen during the climax of the Holy War arc, where the Demon King forcefully extracts her Commandment from her body in order to reunite it with the remaining four ones he needed to possesses Meliodas, freeing her from the test tube where she was trapped and leaving a trail of light as the Commandment starts to fly. Since she's never seen again after that, it is left ambiguous if she died or not after having her Faith Commandment extracted.
- Underestimating Badassery: After seeing how quickly Galan was beaten, you think she would've taken Escanor's offer to retreat. Instead she opts to try to kill him with her soul sucking power. Suffice it to say it doesn't work.
- Undying Loyalty: As the Faith of the Ten Commandments, she is unquestionably loyal to both the Demon King and Demon Clan and despises Meliodas for betraying them and Elizabeth for making him perform such betrayal. The fact that she is actually a snake not a born demon makes her loyalty more impressive.
- Unfinished Business: This is what generally drives the dead Melascula summons. They are motivated to fulfill some personal ghostly grudge, it typically being against a person or people that wronged them. These grudges and Melascula's magic are what keep them in the mortal world.
- In the case of Elaine, she harbored a grudge of not being with Ban to the point of being jealous of anyone getting close to him. Once the grudge was settled peacefully, it was assumed that she'd simply remain in the mortal world thanks to her strong feelings for him. This is however proven wrong when it's revealed that the other thing keeping her around was actually Melascula still being alive. She however resigns to her fate when Ban needed to kill Melascula in an attempt to save Meliodas.
- In the case of Zaratras, he harbored a grudge related to his murder. However rather than having a grudge against his murderers, he instead held a grudge against himself for not saving them from Fraudrin's corruption. As such, he sorta bypassed the problem of being a vengeful dead that Elaine and others Melascula summoned had. Once both Hendrickson and Dreyfus are free from Fraudrin's influence, Zaratras peacefully disappears from the mortal world.
- Wicked Cultured: She carries herself with a refined and lady-like demeanor, even to her opponents. This is especially noticeable in the original Japanese.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair. The official fanbook of the manga states it's her charm point.
Drole "The Patience"
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese), Mark Whitten (English), Oscar Rangel (Latin American)
A blue skinned giant with four arms and a perpetually covered face who is apparently the legendary ancestor of the Giant Clan. At some point humans began calling him Balor, a name he resents, seemingly for that reason alone. According to the second Fanbook, he is the "Patience" of the Ten Commandments.
As a Giant, Dolor has a natural affinity with earth and minerals. By dancing, Dolor can attune himself to his surroundings and completely remodel the landscape.
- All of the Other Reindeer: When he was a young giant, Dolor was an outcast from even his own clan due to his abnormal size for a giant, blue skin, and having four arms.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is light blue.
- Badass Armfold: Strikes this pose with all of his arms.
- Beautiful All Along: Similar to Griamor, one would expect him to be an ugly brute, but under his bag his face is actually quite handsome. Notably, he's one of only three male characters to have prominent eyelashes, the others being Gloxinia and Gowther.
- Bishōnen: Surprisingly, under the rags.
- The Brute: Appearance-wise. So far his attitude is far from this.
- Chrome Champion: He can harden his body from attacks by using Heavy Metal.
- Dishing Out Dirt: As the apparent founder of the giants he has it just like all giants do. His power apparently dwarfs even Matrona's.
- Does Not Like Shoes: He goes barefoot.
- Evil Counterpart: Dolor is the evil counterpart to Diane, being a giant (the Giant, as he's considered the ruler and pinnacle of their race) with monstrous physical strength and earth powers.
- Evil Is Bigger: He dwarfs Diane, and even calls her little girl. The second Fanbook in full detail lists his size as 2580cm while Diane's size is 915cm.
- FaceHeel Turn: Joined the Demon Clan 3,000 years ago, after Zeldris defeats him and gives two choices: join the demons or die.
- Fallen Hero: He and Gloxinia were once Meliodas' former comrades who fought alongside him against the Demon King. And they didn't fall due to any malice on their part...
- For Want of a Nail: As explained during their training of King and Diane, what led to Dolor and Gloxinia joining the Ten Commandments were certain crucial choices they made 3,000 years ago during the holy war. For Dolor, he chose Honor Before Reason. When given the choice between joining the Ten Commandments or dying after being completely defeated by Zeldris, Dolor chose the former. Even though there was actually a third option of simply running away, Dolor didn't even think of such an option as retreating in the warrior-like Giant culture was considered dishonorable and no different than death. When Diane is presented with same problem while in Dolor's body during the trial however, she avoids Dolor's fate completely by simply running away immediately without a second thought.
- Golem: Creates one from stone that looks like a smaller version of him to act as his representative in the Fighting Festival he and Gloxinia host.
- Go Out with a Smile: His corpse has a happy smile after Chandler cuts him and Gloxinia down.
- HeelFace Turn: He leaves the demons and aids King and Diane get stronger. Later when he solidifies his leaving them, he hopes his mark of his sin has vanished like Gloxinia's. His is on his butt and no one wants to look to check.
- Honor Before Reason: What caused him to join Ten Commandments. During the holy war 3,000 years ago, Dolor was easily defeated by Zeldris. Since the Demon King was impressed by Dolor's strength, Zeldris as the Demon King's representative gave Dolor two options, either join the Ten Commandments or die. While Dolor could've took a third option and simply ran away, the Giant Clan's warrior customs however prevented him from doing so. As running away was seen as dishonorable and no different than death, he chose to join the Ten Commandments.
- Hyper-Awareness: Notices Galan, Melascula, and Fraudrin going down from Vaizel. This seems to be related to his power.
- I Need You Stronger: Easily beats Diane, but decides to train her so she would surpass him.
- Irony: When he was approached by Zeldris in the past, he could have just run away. Some time later, the Commandment of "Piety" got passed to Zeldris, which makes anyone who runs away from the user undergo brainwashing to become a servant of the Demon King, taking away that exploit that he never bothered to use.
- Meaningful Name: Dolors could be a reference to an Arthurian Trope called the "Dolorous Stroke" which is a bit hard to describe. Essentially it's a type of wound normally from Longinus, The Spear of Destiny (aka the spear that stabs christ), that....well essentially has extreme repercussions to the world. In Christian mythology it is the wound that finally kills Jesus of Nazareth on the Cross. In Arthurian Mythos it's when The Knight of Two Swords delivers a blow to the Fisher King King Pellehan's thigh/groin. As such the Grail Kingdom becomes a bit of a wasteland and a quest for the Holy Grail is needed to heal the Wounded King.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has four arms.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Dolor can mean pain, sorrow, and suffering. Meanwhile, it's been suggested that the name Balor comes from the Common Celtic word Baleros which means "the deadly one".
- Our Giants Are Bigger: He's a massive giant with four arms that completely dwarfs over Diane who's a giantess herself. The second Fanbook in full detail lists his size as 2580cm while Diane's size is 915cm.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Uses this hairstyle to cover his missing eye.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Though he dislikes being referred to by the name, he is also known as "Balor", who is the legendary one-eyed giant and king of the Fomorians from Celtic Mythology.
- The Reveal: The gigantic Ten Commandment that came out when Hendrickson freed them is actually the legendary King of the Giants who's seen as the progenitor of the Giant Clan by modern Giants. He's also Balor.
- Scars Are Forever: Has a big one on his face that gashes over where one of his eyes should be, and it's been there since he was a child.
- Senseless Sacrifice: He and Gloxinia decide to stall Chandler to allow the Sins to escape with Meliodas. Not only do they die, but Chandler easily catches up with the Sins and joins with Meliodas.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: He wears a belt made from a boatload of skulls.
- The Starscream: The second Fanbook apparently lists his dream/hope as "Overthrowing the Demon King" which is a stark contrast to those belonging to the rest of the Commandments which either serves the Demon King's goals or aligns with them. This is because he and Gloxinia aren't actually demons, they just inherited the curse of being Commandment bearers.
- Stat-O-Vision: He is apparently the namesake of Merlin's Power Level reading item and seems to have a similar ability himself.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: While Dolor technically filled in one of the two Ten Commandment positions that were made vacant when Meliodas killed Aranak and Zeno, he seems to be a suspiciously similar replacement for another Commandment. Given the fact he's a giant with multiple arms, it seems that Dolor became a replacement for Karmadios as the latter was a gigantic multi-armed demon.
- Villainous Friendship: For villains capable of cold-blooded murder, not only is Dolor a pretty decent dude overall, but he seems to work very well alongside Gloxinia, with Gloxinia healing him and him shielding Gloxinia from Meliodas' coup de grace.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Well, the extra arms might make wearing one a bit difficult, but male giants aren't usually seen with shirts on anyway.
- You Shall Not Pass!: With Gloxinia, he remains behind to rescue the Sins and buy time against the demon Chandler, knowing it will cost their lives so he can pass on the true rulership of the Giants to Diane.
Grayroad "The Pacifism"
Voiced by: Koji Yusa (Japanese); Ben Lepley (English), Beto Castillo (Latin American)
A large miasma-like monster with numerous gray masks adorning her body and the "Pacifism" of the Ten Commandments.
Her fighting style is ill-defined, relying mostly on debilitating curses. Grayroad's best asset is transforming humans and other living creatures into powerful demons, feeding her army's ranks.
- Chain Pain: Her "Cursed Chains of Resentment" spell, keeps you trapped wherever she places them on you and the only way for you to end it is if you die or if you manage to kill all the enemies around.
- Eldritch Abomination: She is a miasma-like creature adorned in multiple Gray Demon face masks. Her way of speaking also adds to the horror.
- King Mook: Grayroad is a high ranking demon that unusually was spontaneously born from a low ranking demon. She is a rare species which is sometimes called a Queen Type.
- Master of Disguise: She's capable of passing herself off as others with its transforming abilities.
- Mook Maker: As a Queen Type, she's capable of giving birth to demons by implanting her eggs in organisms that do not possess magic, effectively turning them into loyal soldiers that would protect her. It's the same idea as Hendrickson's plot to turn Holy Knights into demons except Grayroad's process never fails and produces high purity demons without leaving even a trace of the original host. Those encased in her egg-like cocoons quickly develop into demons when the cocoons suddenly break and their interiors are exposed to the atmosphere thus recklessly breaking her victims out is not an option. Furthermore since these demons are "newly born", the bulbs within them that keep them as demons are the size of a grain of salt thus returning Grayroad's victims back to normal via Ban ripping the bulbs out is rendered moot.
- Mother of a Thousand Young: Being a Queen Type, she's the one responsible for the large number of low ranking demons which attacked Liones and the rest of Britannia after Melascula the Ten Commandments' demon summoner was defeated.
- No Biological Sex: Grayroad was originally a low ranking demon with no defined sex.
- Oh, Crap!: She suffers a large one in chapter 191 when Merlin reveals herself to be a survivor of Belialuin. First she is in disbelief, but upon Merlin speaking her True Name in some non-human language, she believes her.
- Pest Controller: One of Grayroad's abilities is to summon a swarm of Breakable Bugs at opponents. Per their name, they're easily breakable and only serve for her commandment to be inflicted onto her opponents when they defend themselves from these bugs.
- Rapid Aging: The way Grayroad's commandment works involves this. Those who kill in her presence will have their years stolen and rapidly grow old until they're reduced to a shriveled up husk of their former selves. Basically the time of the victims of her commandment is accelerated. It's a bit unclear on whether or not it could affect Ban who's an ageless immortal but it definitely doesn't work on Merlin who has suspended her own time with her magic.
- Samus Is a Girl: Grayroad is revealed to be female in the sense that she's a Queen Type later on in the manga.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: After chapter 191, this is her fate. Merlin captures her and puts her inside a test tube to be experimented upon.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Gray Lord or Grayroad? Either works as interpretation of the katakana.
- Technical Pacifist: Due to the nature of Grayroad's commandment, she can't directly attack others but can ensure their deaths through indirect means.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill:It is speculated by Lord Denzel of the Pleiades of the Azure Sky that Grayroad's commandment powers involve this trope. It's later confirmed when Dogget kills two servants that she turned into demons. Those who kill in her presence will have their years stolen and rapidly grow old until they're reduced to a shriveled up husk of their former selves. While her powers prevent killing in her direct presence, there are those who are unaffected by her curse. Her fellow Commandments are exempt to her powers as clarified in a Q&A from chapter 207 in regards to why Estarossa wasn't affected by Grayroad's commandment when he killed Meliodas. Those who can get around her powers are also unaffected. For Merlin, she suspended her own time and is thus unaffected by the time acceleration effects of Grayroad's powers. This also seems to be case with Ban when he killed Melascula and not suffered any repercussions as he's an ageless immortal and therefore not affected by Grayroad's powers in that sense.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Grayroad has the ability to perfectly take the form of another person and impersonate them.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Compared to the other Commandments she doesn't get much characterization and is sealed by Merlin when they face off against one another.
- Weaponized Offspring: Grayroad basically uses her children to fight for her rather than fight herself due to her commandment.
- The Worm That Walks: It turns out that Grayroad is actually a bunch of abnormally small Gray Demons whose bodies are roughly around the size of the masks that stick out of the mass of darkness that covers and connects them. When Grayroad realizes who Merlin is, they split apart in an attempt to escape from her that unfortunately fails.
Gloxinia "The Repose"
Voiced by: Yuusuke Kobayashi (Japanese); Marianne Miller (English), Elliot Leguizamo (Latin American)
A very effeminate, child-like looking demon who was initially assumed to be a girl surrounded by giant tentacles. In reality, he's apparently the very first Fairy King who was allegedly said to have been killed by the Demon King in the war 3000 years prior. He is the "Repose" of the Ten Commandments.
Much like King himself, Gloxinia also wields a spirit spear, Basquias. Most often looking like a set of cuddly tentacles, Basquias can morph at a moment's notice into a laser spear, an armor, a gigantic wasp or a rose able to cure any and all wounds. More generally, Gloxinia can control plant life at will.
- Affably Evil: He's capable of vicious acts for no real reason, but is otherwise a very pleasant person. He fatally stabs Escanor for being whiny, only to heal him completely a moment later. Like Estarossa, Gloxinia seems to be just a very chill kind of person who happens to want his enemies crushed.
- Bishōnen: He looks like a girl at first glance. Less so after the reveal of his true identity, but still noticeably feminine-looking.
- Cute Monster Boy: An extremely effeminate looking fairy turned demon that he can easily be mistaken for a young girl.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He clearly misses his younger sister Gerheade, as he makes a golem similar to her during the tournament and was clearly saddened when it was destroyed.
- Evil Counterpart: Gloxinia is the evil counterpart to Harlequin, being the first Fairy King and having a similar spear that puts Chastiefol to shame, the same physically weak level of strength, and possessing a similar calm attitude when battling. Like King, Gloxinia's people turned against him too, though Gloxinia turned evil because of it while King didn't. Gloxinia became the Commandment of Repose while King became the Bear's Sin of Sloth.
- FaceHeel Turn: Joined the Demon Clan 3,000 years ago, after Stigma indirectly led to the death of many of his friends and his sister (though in the last case, she didn't die).
- Fair-Play Villain: For his festival, when one of the participants lacks a partner he makes one for him so he can still participate. Though he does not allow anyone to leave the game, if they entered the labyrinth they entered.
- Fallen Hero: He and Dolor were once Meliodas' former comrades who fought alongside him against the Demon King. And they didn't fall due to any malice on their part...
- Floral Theme Naming: Has the name of a genus of flower.
- Foreshadowing: A Q&A in Chapter 152 identifies the scents for three fairies. Among them is suspiciously Gloxinia, a character who seemingly hasn't appeared at that point unlike the other two. 9 chapters later and it's revealed that Gloxinia actually had appeared already. Also, in the official calendar showing birthdays prior to Gloxinia being properly identified, the birthday of the first fairy king (March 18th) is given, despite apparently never having appeared in the actual series.
- For Want of a Nail: As explained during their training of King and Diane, what led to Dolor and Gloxinia joining the Ten Commandments were certain crucial choices they made 3,000 years ago during the holy war. For Gloxina, he chose Revenge Before Reason. Upon seeing his little sister Gerheade mutilated in the arms of the human Rou who Gloxinia had entrusted to protect her, the Fairy King killed Rou out of anger immediately without even asking what exactly happened. He then preceded to exact his revenge on Stigma who he held responsible for what happened. This eventually led to Gloxinia joining the Ten Commandments. When King is presented with same problem while in Gloxinia's body during the trial however, he avoids Gloxinia's fate completely by staying his hand just as he was about to kill Rou, having experienced a similar scenario with Ban. It doesn't save Rou due to the time complexities of the trial but King's choice prevents him from falling down the path Gloxinia went on.
- Founder of the Kingdom: The very first Fairy King who apparently was turned into a demon.
- Go Out with a Smile: Despite being torn to pieces by Chandler, Gloxinia dies with a happy smile alongside Dolor, remembering his beloved friends Meliodas and Elizabeth, happy he's secured a chance for the future.
- Green Thumb: As a fairy, this is inherent power. From controlling his spear to making plant based dolls that can fight in his stead. He can also heal himself along with the other commandments.
- HeelFace Turn: He leaves the demons and aids King and Diane get stronger. He solidifies it when he refuses Zeldris' summons to his side. The mark of his commandment vanishes from his shoulder.
- I Need You Stronger: Easily beats King, but decides to train King to surpass him.
- Intrigued by Humanity: Dolor believes him to take great enjoyment from imitating humans. Though he justifies holding a "Fighting Festival" as an efficient way to gather and harvest strong souls because humans are the greediest race there is, he does seem to be genuinely looking forward to it. Which is odd consider he later comments on hating humanity.
- Kick the Dog: Stabs Escanor through the chest because he is being annoying while freaking out over his broken glasses. He heals him immediately, but it was still shocking. The bigger Kick the Dog was his murder of the contestants via Death Thorn when he could've just released them.
- Laughably Evil: Gloxinia might be a member of the Demon Clan but he has a very relaxed and playful attittude. His greatest moment is his impersonation of Meliodas, even copying his hair style, and it was so good that even Dolor bursted and said that it was a good impersonation.
- Lean and Mean: Unlike most of the other male characters, Gloxinia's body is incredibly lean and doesn't show well-developed muscles. This is a clear indication of him being a Squishy Wizard.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has long hair that only adds to his feminine looks.
- Morph Weapon: Like King, Gloxinia's spear is a weapon that can change its shape via his will.
- Like King's Chastiefol, Basquias is a spear and its first and default weapon form aptly named Basquias is a gigantic intricately designed one. Resembling Chastiefol's released True form in size and capabilities, Gloxinia likewise typically uses it like a Fantastic Nuke.
- Gloxinia's spear typically takes the form of a mass of giant tentacles that he can use to attack. The spear's ninth form, Death Thorn, also counts as it's a cluster of razor sharp brambles with extreme lengths that can be used to pierce through people within a large radius.
- The spear's seventh form, Moon Rose, produces a giant flower whose nectar can cure otherwise fatal wounds. While the nectar is extremely useful in healing Gloxinia and his allies especially in battle, it however is not unlimited. After some amount of nectar is used, Moon Rose is rendered useless for awhile.
- The spear's fifth form, Yggdra Armor, drapes Gloxinia in a wood based Battle Ballgown-looking armor. The armor's most notable features are its oversized clawed gauntlets.
- The brambles of the spear's ninth form, Death Thorn, along with being razor sharp, are also tipped in poison. Said poison comes from Death Thorn being an ivy extracted from the sunflower atop the highest point of the Sacred Tree of the fairies whose sole purpose is to destroy anything that would bring the tree harm.
- The spear's second form, Guardian, lets it turn into a giant insect.
- Nightmare Face: He has a very horrifying face when he killed Rou
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Gloxinia is repaid his healing of Escanor by Escanor launching a giant wave of solar energy at him and Dolor. Gloxinia sort of deserved it for stabbing Escanor in the first place, though the same can't be said for Dolor.
- Plant Mooks: Creates one made from flowers that looks suspiciously like Gerharde to act as his representative in the Fighting Festival he and Dolor host.
- Pointy Ears: Initially obscured by his hair until his true identity was revealed.
- The Reveal: The demon who was given the Fan Nickname of Octololi prior their true identity being fully revealed turns out to be the very first Fairy King. Oh, and Gloxinia's a guy.
- Revenge Before Reason: What caused him to join Ten Commandments. During the holy war 3,000 years ago, Gloxinia entrusted his little sister Gerheade in the protection of a human Rou. Upon returning to Gerheade, he saw her heavily mutilated in the arms of Rou surrounded by the corpses of his comrades. Without stopping to even ask what exactly happened, he immediately killed Rou. He then preceded to exact his revenge on Stigma who he held responsible. He was so blinded by revenge that he didn't even check if Gerheade was truly dead.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After finding his sister and friends dead, Gloxinia killed Rou. This however wasn't enough to satiate his anger and hatred so he vowed vengeance on Stigma, who he considered responsible. Eventually, he join the Demon Clan as one of the Ten Commandments.
- Senseless Sacrifice: He and Dolor decide to stall Chandler to allow the Sins to escape with Meliodas. Not only do they die, but Chandler easily catches up with the Sins and joins with Meliodas.
- Signature Scent: Has a very prominent scent of ginger.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is his spear's name Basquias or Vasquez?
- Squishy Wizard: As revealed by his Power Level stats in the second Fanbook, Gloxinia is this. At a Power stat of 47000, he is the strongest Commandment in the magic department. In the physical strength department though, he is the weakest with his Strength stat of 0.
- Start of Darkness: According to Meliodas, Gloxinia was betrayed by those he believed the most and had something more precious than his own life taken away from him and that is what drove him to join the demons.
- Stealth Pun: The little girl looking demon turns out to be actually a "fairy".
- Verbal Tic: Not something any of the translators have included but he inserts "su", often elongated, into every bit of dialogue he has. Rendered with katakana to make it stand out from the rest of his dialogue.
- Villainous Friendship: For villains capable of cold-blooded murder, not only is Gloxinia a pretty decent dude overall, but he seems to work very well alongside Dolor, healing him and Dolor in turn shielding Gloxinia from Meliodas' coup de grace. Despite cruelly killing off all the contestants in the labyrinth after sealing it off, he's also decent enough to heal Escanor despite having just stabbed him for being annoying.
- We Used to Be Friends: Remarks that it's ironic that he and Dolor, Meliodas' former comrades who fought alongside him against the Demon King, are now Meliodas' enemies. He asks Meliodas if he can truly bring himself to kill his former friends. Meliodas replies that while he knows their reasons for siding with the Demon King he still can't let them live since Gloxinia and Dolor chose a path from which there's no turning back.
- Winged Humanoid: Initially obscured by the tentacled form of his spear, Gloxinia actually possesses magnificent rainbow colored butterfly wings.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Doesn't typically wear a shirt. This along with his effeminate features initially gave him the misleading appearance of a very young demon girl whose gigantic tentacles were the only things covering her prepubescent body.
- You Shall Not Pass!: He and Dolor hold the line against Meliodas' former master Chandler, buying time for the Sins and giving their lives in the process.
These are characters who once belonged to the Ten Commandments in the distant past but for varying circumstances either left or were replaced.
Since this character is a Walking Spoiler, all spoilers are unmarked. You Have Been Warned!
Gowther "The Selflessness"
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese), Greg Chun (English)
According to Fraudrin's suspicions, Gowther is actually one of the Ten Commandments. More specifically, he's the "Selflessness" of the Ten Commandments. About 3000 years ago, he belonged to their ranks but due to unforeseen circumstances, he vanished and his whereabouts became a mystery. Fraudrin further explains that due to the curse of his own commandment, he lost his all of his memories, feelings, and entire sense-of-self. Consequently, Gowther himself is unaware of all of this.
While Gowther was indeed a Ten Commandment in the past, there's actually much more to this Ten Commandment than simply this fact.
See Gowther's entry in the Seven Deadly Sins, for tropes related to the doll Gowther as a member of said group.
- Ascended Demon: This was the case for the real actual demon Gowther as lived up to being selfless and having had good intentions. Despite seemingly having orchestrated his own break out from the demon prison for his own freedom, he actually only did it in order to enact his plan to stop the Holy War. He also cared for the doll Gowther and as his first and final gift, gave his creation a magic heart in order to become a free separate being. Additionally, the real Gowther was rather friendly towards King and Diane during their test despite circumstances.
- Badass Beard: Possessed by the real Gowther. The real Gowther was a Handicapped Badass with a goatee.
- Blind Without 'Em: Even in the distant past, Gowther couldn't see without his glasses. This, however, only applied to the doll Gowther. The actual real Gowther who controlled the doll could see just fine without the aid of glasses.
- Brainwashing: Just like in the present, Gowther was capable of brainwashing others with illusions in the past. Due to being a member of the Ten Commandments however, it was less of a HeelFace Brainwashing case at least when it seemingly appeared to be.
- Celibate Hero: Enforced by the nature of the original Gowther's commandment. The commandment of Selflessness would take away all memories and emotions from those who harbored any sort of selfish desire such as greed or lust. Like the rest of the Ten Commandments, the commandment's bearer is not immune to their own curse. As such, the Demon King had the original Gowther cloistered in the prison of Demon World as to prevent him from being affected by any desire, or affecting others. This is also why doll Gowther is male. The original Gowther initially modeled doll Gowther's face after his lover however in order to not feel any sexual desire towards his creation, he made doll Gowther male.
- Cool Chair: Gowther had one in the past. More specifically, the hovering wheelchair the real Gowther used to get around.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: He used all the magic power in his body to cast a forbidden spell that would brainwash everyone into thinking the Goddess Clan's greatest warrior had been killed. This cost real Gowther his life, but it also put an end to the Holy War through a stalemate.
- Driving Question: Gowther or more specifically the real Gowther supposedly brought an end to the Holy War that happened 3,000 years ago. What exactly did he do?
- Emotionless Boy: While Gowther is a completely emotionless character in the present, this was surprisingly subverted in the past. As noticed by King during his and Diane's test, Gowther in the past was not only very emotional but also understood emotions very well. This was because the doll Gowther was being controlled by the actual real Gowther back then.
- Genius Cripple: This was the case for the real Gowther. He was wheelchair-bound and a rather knowledgeable wizard, having creating doll Gowther and all.
- Handicapped Badass: Specifically, the real Gowther was a handicapped badass. The real Gowther was a wheelchair bound demon with light based powers that can manipulate minds. He could use said powers with both his real body and his doll one.
- Incompatible Orientation: Enforced by his commandment of Selflessness. The real Gowther initially modeled his creation's face after his lover. However, in order to not feel any sexual desire towards his creation else he be affected by his own commandment, he made doll Gowther male.
- Marionette Master: Gowther was this in the past. More specifically, the actual real Gowther was a puppet master capable of telepathically controlling the doll Gowther. While his actual body was detained in the prison of the Demon World, the real Gowther created the doll one as a proxy to experience the outside world.
- Myself My Avatar: This was the case for Gowther. More specifically, this was the case for the real Gowther and the doll Gowther which the former used while his own body remained imprisoned in the prison in the demon world.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: The real Gowther is definitely a White Sheep amongst the shown warriors of the Demon Clan, the nicest demon that has appeared.
- Posthumous Character: Specifically this refers to the real Gowther. He's long since dead, having died 3,000 years during the Holy War.
- Psychic Link: Gowther had this in the past between the actual real Gowther and the doll Gowther. The real Gowther had a link of sorts with the doll he created. This allowed him to simultaneously control both his real body and the doll across vast distances and dimensions. It basically gave him a Hive Mind case with his two bodies.
- Remote Body: By connecting with his doll self, the real Gowther was able to use the doll as an avatar of sorts in the outside world while his body remained in the demon world's prison. The real Gowther can turn this function off and even turn on a different function to allow his doll self to act as a separate being to a degree. He permanently turned this on as part of his first and final gift to doll Gowther.
- The Reveal:
- Gowther was actually a member of the Ten Commandments in the past.
- Gowther as a member of the Ten Commandments is actually more complex than that as there are actually two Gowthers. The doll Gowther which became a member of the Seven Deadly Sins and the actual real demon Gowther who controlled the doll in the past.
- Gowther ended the Holy War by sacrificing his life to fuel a forbidden spell that brainwashed the Archangel Mael into believing he was the non-existent middle son of the Demon King, Estarossa. The spell furthermore brainwashed everyone, even the Demon King and Supreme Goddess, into believing that Estarossa killed Mael! The supposed loss of their greatest warrior forced the Goddess Clan to use the Coffin of Eternal Darkness to seal away the Demon Clan at the cost of their own physical forms.
- Revenge: Seems to zig-zag this trope. On one hand if the original Gowther was truly motivated by revenge then he would've fallen prey to his own commandment. But of all the top warriors in the Goddess Clan he could have affected with the Dangerous Forbidden Technique, he chose to affect Mael, which seems to be because Mael killed Gowther's lover. So it seems that while Gowther was still largely motivated by ending the holy war, Mael's crimes against him made the choice of victim easier.
- Significant Name Overlap: The real Ten Commandments demon Gowther is the creator of the doll Gowther who later became a member of the Seven Deadly Sins. The doll Gowther originally acted as a Remote Body to the demon Gowther, explaining why they share the same name.
- Walking Spoiler: Gowther actually being a Ten Commandment is a major spoiler in itself. The actual real Gowther who controlled the doll in the past is a bigger spoiler.
Estarossa and Zeldris' older brother, who was originally the leader of the Ten Commandments. He was once regarded as the one most likely to succeed the Demon King for his strength and ruthlessness, but then abruptly betrayed the Demon Clan, killed two of the Ten Commandments, and created the power imbalance that ushered in the Great War 3,000 years ago. He was the "Love" of the Ten Commandments.
- See his page.
Calmadios "The Piety"
Voiced by: Taro Kiuchi (Japanese), Kellen Goff (English)
A gigantic six-armed demon, Calmadios was once a member of the Ten Commandments 3,000 years ago. Given that he's not a member of the current roster of the Ten Commandments, he was obviously replaced however how it came to be has yet to be revealed. He was the "Piety" of the Ten Commandments of his era.
- An Axe to Grind: One of the weapons he had was a long two-handed poleaxe.
- Breath Weapon: Calmadios could breathe out several types of magic attacks.
- Carry a Big Stick: Two of the weapons he had were a mace and a club.
- Cool Mask: Hid the upper half of his face with a horned mask.
- Horned Humanoid: He was a giant humanoid demon with ox-like horns. It is unclear whether they were part of his head or his mask.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He had six arms and was capable of wielding multiple weapons.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: He was a giant six armed demon that was roughly the same size as Dolor.
- Stand Your Ground: His Commandment of "Piety" forced this on his foes. If they ran away from him, they'd be brainwashed to serve the Demon King by the Commandment's curse.
- Walking Armory: Carried and wielded a weapon in each of his six arms. These included an assortment of axes, swords and maces.
Two members of the Ten Commandments who were killed by Meliodas when he betrayed the Demon Clan. They were first seen in a brief flashback by Estarossa detailing Meliodas' past as the leader of the Ten Commandments and their names were revealed in another flashback by Fraudrin. Which one is Aranak and which is Zeno though has yet to be revealed.
- Badass Beard: One of the them is a bald man with what appears to be a gigantic floating beard whose tips are connected and arranged in a rather unique way around his head.
- Bald of Evil: The bearded Ten Commandment appears to be bald.
- Creepy Doll: One of the these two looks like a small almost fairy-like goblin looking doll.
- Posthumous Character: They were killed in the past by Meliodas and their Commandment positions were filled in by Dolor and Gloxinia.
The Six Black Knights
The Six Black Knights are a group of warriors from the Demon Clan. Originally briefly mentioned offhand in a flashback in the manga proper, it was later revealed in an announcement that they're going to be the main villains in the upcoming movie, Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky.
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English)
The leader of the Six Black Knights and main villain of the movie, Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky. In order to break the 3,000 year old seal on a certain demonic beast, he seeks the lives of the sky tribe people.
- An Arm and a Leg: Zoria manages to cut off his right arm before being stabbed himself.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: As the leader of the Six Black Knights, Bellion is extremely strong. He is so strong in fact that it is said his strength comes close to that of the Ten Commandments.
- Bad Boss: After the Knights fail to take in enough souls to release Indura Bellion sucks their own souls out from their fallen bodies and uses them to free the monstrosity.
- Berserk Button: Being reminded he was unable to join the Ten Commandments drives him mad.
- BFS: He wields a giant one-handed sword.
- Big Bad: Of the movie, where he leads the Knights on their attempts to awaken Indura and get a crack at destroying the Sky Temple they failed to do 3,000 years ago.
- Taking You with Me: Attempts this after being mortally wounded by Meliodas, giving his soul to strength Indura and hoping to power it up enough to destroy the Sins and villagers of the Sky Temple.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bellion has bluish purple hair.
Voiced by: Silk Road from Japanese Youtuber group Fischer's (Japanese), Tony Azzolino (English)
An armored member of the Six Black Knights that appears to be the same type of demon that Galan from the Ten Commandments is.
- Blood Knight: He has a battle loving personality.
- Didn't See That Coming: He didn't expect Ban being able to survive being stabbed repeatedly by his spikes.
- Expressive Mask: Similar to Galan, his helmet is capable of making expressions.
- Oh, Crap!: When he realizes Ban not only is still alive, he's about to crush his spine.
- Spikes of Villainy: Can make spikes emerge from around his body to stab opponents.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: At the very surface, he's basically a copy of Galan from the Ten Commandments due to being the same type of demon and having a similar preference for battle.
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa (Japanese), Reba Buhr (English)
The sole female member of the Six Black Knights.
- Bare Your Midriff: She wears a sexy looking outfit that leaves her midriff bare.
- Cute Monster Girl: She is an attractive looking demon that could pass off as a regular human girl.
- The Smurfette Principle: While the rest of the Six Black Knights are male, she is the sole female of the group.
- Whip It Good: She uses a whip that makes anything it strike gigantic or go berserk.
Voiced by: Tooru Sakurai (Japanese), Joseph Whimms (English)
A green skinned member of the Six Black Knights that appears to be the same type of demon that Fraudrin from the Ten Commandments is.
- Cephalothorax: Like Fraudrin's real demonic form, Dahaaka's mouth is located on his chest. Unlike Fraudrin though, he doesn't possess a typical head per se and his eyes are instead located also on his chest. He is essentially a Blemmyae from myth in his design.
- I'm a Humanitarian: He treats his enemies as food. Considering that his design bears a resemblance to the headless Blemmyes from myth and that they were regarded as cannibals in some works, it makes sense.
- Prehensile Hair: Dahaaka is capable of restraining foes with his hair.
- Shock and Awe: He is capable of releasing electricity and shooting lightning balls.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He shares an almost similar design that Fraudrin in his real demonic form has.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: The second of the Six Knights introduced, and the one who lasts the least.
Voiced by: Masuo Amada (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (English)
A lion-like member of the Six Black Knights.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: His confrontation with Escanor can hardly be called a fight, and is annihilated with a single blow of Rhitta.
- Elemental Powers: He is capable of controlling wind, earth, water and fire with his magic staff.
- Magic Staff: He uses a wooden magic staff to wield the four elements.
- Oh, Crap!: When Merlin is not only able to use all the elemental magics like it's nothing, she can also cancel all his magic.
- Our Demons Are Different: He's a demon that resembles an anthropomorphic lion.
Voiced by: Takaya Kuroda (Japanese), Jake Green (English)
A member of the Six Black Knights who has the most body horrific appearance.
- Body Horror: Half of his body consists of mucilage which gives it an overgrown cancerous tumor look.
- Didn't See That Coming: He sure wasn't expecting that Gowther, being a puppet, would be immune to his paralyzing spell, which left him vulnerable to Gowther's brainwashing and King's Taken for Granite Chastiefol attack.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: The normal looking half of his body is completely all white. Meanwhile, the half of his body that consists of mucilage is colored all red like a tumor.
- Literally Shattered Lives: Turned into stone by King's [Fossilization] and shattered into pieces by Gowther.
- The Paralyzer: When he uses his ability on an opponent, he cuts off their nerve connections thus rendering them unable to move.
"Napping Reaper" Cusack
Voiced by: Joji Nakata (Japanese), Armen Taylor (English)A demon who once served as the mentor to Zeldris. He and Chandler are actually demons far greater than the Ten Commandments. However as the goddess seal holding the Demon Clan in their prison bind more tighter the greater a demon is, they were unable to join the Ten Commandments and the rest of the demons that came out initially. Due to effects of the seal though both Cusack and Chandler were significantly weakened and thus they were able to eventually break free. Upon escaping, they immediately decided to aid Zeldris as the majority of the Ten Commandments had been defeated one way or another by the time the two got out.
- Badass Mustache: He sports a long Fu Manchu mustache. He's very upset in chapter 256 when he realizes Arthur lopped off part of it. It's also the only real damage Arthur managed to inflict on him with Excalibur.
- Death by Irony: He's cruelly killed by the Demon King (the being he tried to overthrow as the "Original Demon") after his attempt to help Zeldris just results in his father taking over his body.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Zeldris, in a platonic, master-student way. Part of his desire to make him Demon King after separating from Chandler was seeing Zeldris grievously injured and ensure his survival.
- Evil Mentor: In the past, he was the one who taught Zeldris how to fight.
- Just Toying with Them: After being sliced to pieces by Arthur wielding Excalibur, Cusack reveals along with Chandler (also unhurt after being decapitated by Arthur) that they let Arthur do all of that out in an attempt to alleviate boredom. Cusack is less than pleased when he discovers this led to his precious mustache being ruined.
- Karmic Death: After slicing Chandler apart to rescue Zeldris, Cusack is similarly dispatched by the Demon King soon afterwards.
- Literal Split Personality: Cusack along with Chandler were originally one demon. This Original Demon tried and failed to rebel against the Demon King and was punished by being split into two beings and tasked with mentoring the Demon King's sons.
- People Puppets: Cusack can take control of a person's movements after making eye contact with them. He forces Arthur to impale himself with Excalibur this way.
- Power Level: He has a power level of 168,000.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: He wears a sleeveless vest and he along with Chandler are considered by Zeldris worthy to fill in the strength gap left by the out of commission Commandments.
- Undying Loyalty: To Zeldris his student. This is so strong that he ends up killing hi other half Chandler to ensure Zeldris could become the new Demon King after Meliodas fails.
- Unwitting Pawn: In his desire to save Zeldris and have him become the new Demon King, he unknowingly gives the Commandments that retain the original Demon King to Zeldris, allowing him to possess his son.
- Waistcoat of Style: He wears a stylish skin-tight vest.
"Pacifier Fiend" Chandler
Voiced by: Shinshuu Fuji (Japanese), John DeMita (English)A demon who once served as the mentor to Meliodas. He and Cusack are actually demons far greater than the Ten Commandments. However as the goddess seal holding the Demon Clan in their prison bind more tighter the greater a demon is, they were unable to join the Ten Commandments and the rest of the demons that came out initially. Due to effects of the seal though both Cusack and Chandler were significantly weakened and thus they were able to eventually break free. Upon escaping, they immediately decided to aid Zeldris as the majority of the Ten Commandments had been defeated one way or another by the time the two got out.
Posing as a talented wizard armed with innumerable spell of great potency, Chandler actually specializes in swordsmanship with a very, very, VERY long cane-sword. Has mastered Full Counter and taught it to Meliodas.
- Badass Beard: He has a beard that together with his hair gives him a fiery mane of sorts.
- Badass Longcoat: A white, high-collared one.
- Badass Mustache: He sports a mustache that compliments his Badass Beard.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Despite his mannerisms, when he focuses on retrieving Meliodas and starts fighting the Seven Sins, he becomes an entirely different person.
- Brought Down to Badass: Even when weakened by the Goddesses's seal, he's still a formidable opponent.
- Colony Drop: Drops several meteorites with a spell.
- Counter-Attack: Full Counter. After all, he is the one who taught Meliodas how to use it.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He was already giving difficulties to the Seven Deadly Sins, but after he goes One-Winged Angel, not even Dolor and Gloxinia are able to stand up to him.
- The Dreaded: His presence made Merlin shit bricks.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Meliodas, in a platonic, master-student way.
- Evil Mentor: In the past, he was the one who taught Meliodas how to fight.
- Evil Old Folks: A really old demon who's sworn to aid in the Demon King's plans which include Meliodas.
- Flash Step: An impressive one, considering that, in one moment, he was kilometers away from the Boar's Hat, and, in the next moment, reappears right behind Merlin and in front of Meliodas and Elizabeth.
- Geas: Absolute Order, which he uses on Gowther, ordering to "stay out of [his] way".
- Growing Wings: Upon deciding to become serious, Chandler transforms into a more demonic form. Along with his change of hair color and physique, he grows a pair of draconic wings.
- Hero Killer: Kills Dolor and Gloxinia when they intervene in his fight with the Seven Deadly Sins.
- High Collar of Doom: He sports a high collar as part of his villainous ensemble.
- I'll Kill You!: Says this to Elizabeth, for "stealing" Meliodas from him and the demon clan.
- Just Toying with Them: Chandler's head gets sliced off by Arthur, who had easily survived Chandler's Extermination Ray. But the following chapter reveals that Arthur's attacks would have had no effect if they were at all serious, and Chandler's alive and well soon afterward.
- Literal Split Personality: Cusack along with Chandler were originally one demon. This Original Demon tried and failed to rebel against the Demon King and was punished by being split into two beings and tasked with mentoring the Demon King's sons.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: The elder demon is about the same size as the child-sized Zeldris.
- My Kung Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: He's the "my" to Merlin's "yours". Not only he also has Absolute Cancel, he sends back her magic at her, transforming her into a little girl.
- The Night That Never Ends: Just his aura changes wherever he goes from day to night. And it's not like Izraf's magic; it brings true night, meaning that Escanor goes back to his weak form, and demons get even stronger.
- Old Master: He is an ancient demon but whose strength and magical knowledge make him one of the most dangerous foes the Sins face. He can outmagic Merlin, revert Merlin to her original form, place a geas on Gowther to halt him from attacking, and takes the combination of King, Ban, Diane, Gowther, Goddess Elizabeth healing them, and Hawk licking off the geas' mark from his hand to bring him down. And that just forces him to get serious.
- One-Winged Angel: Transforms into a buff, scary demon form after being forced to get serious in his fight with the Seven Deadly Sins. It makes him even more powerful than before.
- Person of Mass Destruction: By virtue of Colony Drop and Sword Beam.
- Power Level: He has a power level of 173,000.
- Sword Beam: Starts using these when he goes One-Winged Angel.
- Sword Cane: His cane has a blade of incredible long length concealed within.
- Undying Loyalty: Even after Meliodas' betrayal of the Clan, he's absolutely thrilled at the prospect of taking him back to the Demon Clan, calling him "dear, sweet prince", even shedding Tears of Joy when he sees his former pupil.
Closely associated characters
Golems created by the Demon Clan that they use as weapons alongside their regular troops.
- Golem: They're mountain-sized rock monsters that are larger than the largest giants.
- Noodle People: One variant of the Albions is this.
- Power Level: Each has one of 5500.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: They are named after the old name of Britain of which tends to be related to King Arthur and such.
- Shapeshifter Weapon: The fatter Albion variant can make cannons from its body.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: In the first part of the series, Hendrickson was incredibly strong and required a team effort to defeat him. The Ablion, each one is about as strong as him and they're just regular troops amongst the Demon Clan forces.
A group of vampires that the Seven Deadly Sins defeated in the past. Long ago, the Vampire Clan served as vassals of the Demon Clan via a treaty. That treaty however was broken and as punishment the clan was sealed away in a sarcophagus. 12 years prior to the story though, they were mysteriously freed and took over the entire kingdom of Edinburgh, with the entire populace either massacred or turned into vampires. Led by the Vampire King, they intended to conquer Liones and beyond. Seeing the threat, the Seven Deadly Sins were sent to deal with them.
The vampires and the entire Edinburgh incident have been mentioned in passing occasionally in the series proper. The entire incident though is detailed in a side story that's accompanied with the Blu-ray DVD releases of the anime.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Izraf sure wasn't...
- Beard of Evil: Izraf the Vampire King sports a big one.
- Big Little Brother: Ganne the younger brother of Mod is a giant muscle-bounded powerhouse.
- Bizarrchitecture: The Vampire King's ability does this to Edinburgh castle. Think the inverted castle from Symphony of the Night with some parts not only facing upwards but some also facing in all the other directions. All of this combined and arranged in a mess that can be best described as looking similar to a meat pie that Meliodas cooked.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Ren has two blades each growing out from her forearms. Visually, they resemble those wielded by the of Tarkata of Mortal Kombat.
- Balloon Belly: Due to Ban being immortal, Orlondi gorges himself on a practically endless supply of blood, turning himself into essentially a disgustingly large blood bag. However whilst doing this, Ban steals his strength rendering the vampire unable to move with his newly acquired girth when Ban frees himself.
- Bullying a Dragon: Izraf lets a terrified Escanor know just how pathetic he thinks he is as Escanor desperately tries to evade his attacks. Then the sun comes up and a newly empowered Escanor subjects him to a Single-Stroke Battle so horrific literally nothing remains of the vampire king by it's finish.
- Combat Tentacles: Orlondi uses invisible venom tipped tentacles that come from his back to immobilize his victims and directly drink their blood from.
- Cool Chair: Izraf had one which was made from human corpses.
- The Dividual: Modganne the Dual Sword are actually two vampire brothers who are collectively identified as one individual. The second Fanbook reveals them to be twins via their ages.
- Enemy Civil War: Three thousand years ago, the Vampire Clan had a treaty with the Demon Clan. The demon Zeldoris however supposedly broke that treaty which led to a conflict that ended with the entire Vampire Clan being sealed away. In reality though, it was Izraf who broke it as he decided to betray the demons with a secret rebellion despite the vampires being the vassals of the demons during the ancient war.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: In the middle of the mass of wringing tentacles which originate from Orlondi's back is an eye.
- Foregone Conclusion: The vampires have long since been defeated at the start of the series proper.
- Heroic Ambidexterity: Ren the vampire that has blades coming out of her forearms is identified as ambidextrous in the second Fanbook.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: Unable to bare continuing her existence as a monster, Gelda asked Meliodas to kill her.
- Large and in Charge: Izraf the Vampire King is noticeably the largest of the vampires.
- Little Big Brother: Mod the elder brother of Ganne is a shrimpy goblin-like spellcaster that rides around Ganne.
- Oculothorax: After his encounter with Ban in which he burst and was reduced to only an eyeball, Orlondi was picked up by Merlin for her experiments. Later, it's revealed that she turned him into a sort of small bat winged eyeball familiar that can be best described as looking like the Ahriman monsters from Final Fantasy.
- One Degree of Separation: The vampires were actually sealed three thousand years ago by Zeldris, a demon who appears to have some ties with Meliodas.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Low ranking vampires aren't that powerful and act almost like mindless zombies. They likewise can be destroyed in a similar way via decapitation or complete dismemberment of the body. Higher ranking vampires possess magical abilities like other powerful characters within the series and are more sentient. They also can't be killed so easily through dismemberment as shown with Orlondi who manages to remain alive despite being reduced to only an eyeball by Ban. Vampires as a whole are twice as powerful during the night.
- "Pop!" Goes the Human: After Orlondi gorges himself on Ban's blood and becomes a massive blood bag unable to move on his own due to Ban stealing the vampire's strength, Ban decides to punch him in the belly. Cue Orlondi bursting like a blood filled piñata.
- Power Level: The second Fanbook lists down the power levels for the vampires.
Izraf's level is 4890 with his individual stats being Power: 2080, Strength: 2010, and Spirit: 800.
Orlondi's level is 3100 with his individual stats being Power: 1750, Strength: 530, and Spirit: 820.
Ren's level is 3070 with his individual stats being Power: 590, Strength: 1770, and Spirit: 710.
Gelda's level is 4080 with his individual stats being Power: 2450, Strength: 430, and Spirit: 1200.
Mod's level is 1700 with his individual stats being Power: 1100, Strength: 100, and Spirit: 500.
Ganne's level is 1720 with his individual stats being Power: 0, Strength: 1300, and Spirit: 420.
- Really 700 Years Old: The Vampire King and his lieutenants are over three thousand years old. One of them, Orlondi looks like a mere kid. The second Fanbook gives their ages. Like with the case of the Ten Commandments whose ages halted when they were sealed and later resumed when they were freed, the ages listed are those prior to the vampires being sealed.
- Izraf is 1319 years old.
- Orlondi is 250 years old.
- Ren is 322 years old.
- Gelda is 345 years old.
- Mod and Ganne are both 512 years old.
- Red Baron: The top ranking vampires who serve Izraf all have epithets. These are Orlondi the Rose, Ren the Black Claw, Gelda of the Thousand Temptations, and Modganne the Dual Sword.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: They were originally sealed away but somehow escaped.
- Sensual Spandex: Ren wears a buttoned catsuit-like outfit with leggings that cover the entirety of her legs and end with her shoes. It's also sleeveless and has a Cleavage Window.
- Space Master: The Vampire King Izraf has the ability to warp space and time so that he can shroud a location in eternal night as he did with Edinburgh castle. His ability is so powerful that not only does it warp the entire castle into a mishmash of Bizarrchitecture but it also renders Merlin's teleportation spells moot. The spacial distortion is also so strong that Meliodas simply walking a few steps away from Escanor placed them both in two completely different locations.
- Two Girls to a Team: Ren and Gelda.
- Vampire Monarch: The Vampire King Izraf who's is several times more powerful than the rest. His top lieutenants meanwhile are all identified as Vampire Royalty.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Izraf and Ganne.
- Weakened by the Light: Being vampires, they're naturally weak to sunlight and die from exposure from it.
- The Worf Effect: Granted against any normal person, they'd be more then a match. But against the Sins, they barely cause then any trouble.
Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (Japanese)
A royal member of the Vampire Clan. She was Zeldris' lover until he was forced to seal her away along with her clan.
- Cute Little Fangs: One of the characteristics of a vampire is that they have fangs. Gelda's though are cute looking and adds to her attractiveness especially When She Smiles.
- Death Seeker: Gelda requested Meliodas to kill her, citing she was tired of her immortal life.
- Inconsistent Coloring: One of Suzuki's illustrations in NNT "Origin" stories depicts her with light blue hair. However, her volume cover with Zeldris portrays her as a blonde.
- Interspecies Romance: She's a vampire and the lover of the demon Zeldris.
- The Lost Lenore: Zeldris is affected by her loss to this day. It's implied he wants to become the new Demon King in order to bring Gelda back.
- Mercy Kill: Seemingly given this by Meliodas after she asked him to end her life.
- Playing with Fire: Gelda uses fire magic.
- Protectorate: As Gelda was Zeldris' beloved, he swore to protect her.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: After the vampires' rebellion against the Demon Clan in the past failed, Izraf and his entourage were meant to be executed by Gelda's lover Zeldris. Zeldris couldn't bring himself to kill Gelda, for which the vampires were sealed away by him.
- Team Killer: Gelda takes out Ren as she's fighting Meliodas.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: She was about a head taller than Zeldris.
- Uncertain Doom: She asks Meliodas to kill her and he complies. Afterwards, we only see a huge crater left behind. It's unclear whether Meliodas really went through with the killing until Meliodas frees her after defeating the Demon King the first time. As expected, Meliodas couldn't bring himself to kill his brother's girlfriend and sealed her again instead.
- When She Smiles: Gelda has a pretty neutral expression for the most part when she is first introduced but when she smiles, it is very adorable.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Gelda became weary of being an undead vampire with no aim or goal but to just keep drinking blood and living on. She thus asked Meliodas to put her out of her misery.