The characters of The Seven Deadly Sins that belong to the Goddess Clan.
The Goddess Clan is one the five major races in Britannia. About three thousand years prior to the story, they formed an alliance together with the giant, fairy, and human races known as Stigma in a war against the Demon Clan for which they were victorious against. It however came at a great cost as practically all of them used all of their power up sealing away the Demon King and the Ten Commandments, an act which caused them to lose their physical bodies during the Great War. As a consequence, what remaining members of their clan left have taken new forms either by residing in relics or otherwise.
An angelic and divine race, the Goddess Clan is greatly worshiped and revered in particular by humans in present times. However as holy as they may be, not everything about them is necessarily as black and white as it may appear to be especially in regards to what actually happened during the Great War.
- The Armies of Heaven: In direct opposition to the Demon Clan who were basically The Legions of Hell, the Goddess Clan is essentially a heavenly race which fought during the ancient war.
- Anti-Hero: Some of them are cruel, nasty sorts with little regard for sympathy or kindness. Some of the actions they commit are also morally questionable, such as the brainwashing detailed below. Despite this, they're often allied with the heroes because demons are an immense threat, and they have several Pet the Dog moments.
- Brainwashing: Certain higher ranked members of the Goddess Clan possess the ability to brainwash people, swaying them into becoming devout followers. This ability "Breath of Bless", also called "Cheat Hope" by the Demon Clan, is a brainwashing technique that pushes the sense of exaltation of those targeted to its limits and removes any fear in them thus turning them into loyal puppets.
- Demonic Possession: Technically Angelic Possession but given certain aspects about the Goddess Clan, it might as well be the same thing. Members of the Goddess Clan are capable of possessing human bodies such as in case of Nerobasta with Denzel, and the case of Jenna and Zaneli with the human twins.
- God in Human Form: A number of the Goddess Clan have taken a human form one way or another. In the cases of some like Nerobasta, Jenna, and Zaneli, these goddesses took on human forms when willing human hosts gave these angelic beings permission to possess their mortal bodies. In the case of Elizabeth, she reincarnated as a human numerous times.
- Healing Factor: The Goddess Clan are capable of healing from most wounds with light magic, similar to how Demons can heal themselves with darkness.
- Holier Than Thou: Due to being divine, a number of the Goddess Clan see themselves being in the right and look down on other races.
- Holy Burns Evil: The Goddess Clan have light based abilities that can burn demons. The effectiveness of such abilities though depends on whether the Goddess Clan member doing the casting is more powerful than the demon they are casting against.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Like the rest of their magic, the more offense based abilities used by the Goddess Clan are holy in nature.
- Instant Runes: For some offense based abilities done by the Goddess Clan, the clan's signature triskelion-like symbol will appear in the air as the abilities are being cast. An example of this would be whenever Ludociel fires off holy blasts from his hands. The symbol appears in front of his hands in the air just as he's about to fire.
- Jerkass Gods: While they are a race composed of angel-like beings, a number of them are self-righteous jerks who look down on other races.
- Light 'em Up: Many of the Goddess Clan's spells and abilities are light based.
- Light Is Not Good: Played With. Although they may be divine in nature, not everything about the Goddess Clan is good. As revealed by Nerobasta in her attempt to negotiate with Derriere, the Goddess Clan not only broke a pact with the Demon Clan, starting a war that would consume all Britannia, but also massacred all the demon civilians they held prisoner. That being said however, not everything about the Goddess Clan is evil either. They are individuals like Elizabeth who embody Light Is Good as she pushed for peace even with the demons. It's a gray situation overall.
- Magic Enhancement: The "Breath of Bless" ability that can be used by some of the more higher ranking Goddess Clan members is assumed by those that have been affected by it to be some sort of blessing that empowers and protects them. In reality, it pushes the sense of exaltation of those affected to its limits and takes away any sense of pain and fear in them, thus making them able to fight to the death. What's more, while it may make those affected able to Feel No Pain in battle, it has no effect on healing injuries. It's because of all this that the ability is also known as "Cheat Hope" since it basically gives false hope.
- Matriarchy: In a Q&A from Gowther's Gaiden asking why are the highest ranking individuals revealed at that point all men if they're supposed to be the Goddess Clan, Suzuki Nakaba states the head of the clan is female. Said leader later makes her proper appearance in a flashback.
- Not So Different: Despite being completely opposite to the Demon Clan in powers and many other aspects, the Goddess Clan is just as capable of being warlike with some in particular having committed truly atrocious war crimes.
- One-Gender Race: Subverted. While the Japanese name for their race is translated in English as goddess, there are apparently males among them. This is actually evident in some dialogue prior to the reveal that there are males wherein King used the Japanese word 彼ら (they, male form) when he talked about the Goddess Clan losing their physical bodies.
- Our Angels Are Different: The Goddess Clan are pretty much essentially angels in all but name. Many of them differed in varying ways as listed below:
- They came in different ranks which range from the Divine Lance Corporal class which Nerobasta was stated being apart of, to the Four Archangels. The number of wings and the size of said wings a Goddess Clan member has tends to determine their rank according to a Q&A from chapter 205.
- They also came in different shapes and sizes. A number of them were apparently gigantic in size such as the one Meliodas slew in Estarossa's flashback.
- Two of the Four Archangels, Sariel and Tarmiel have appearances that seem to take inspiration from the different interpretations on how cherubs look. Sariel is a child-like angel similar to the how cherubs are depicted in modern times. Tarmiel meanwhile is a multi-headed human abomination similar to how cherubs were stated in ancient texts.
- Pyrrhic Victory: They manage to defeat the Demons, but most of them died or lost their physical bodies.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming:
- First seen being used by Nerobasta to obliterate a Red and Gray Demon, one of the techniques used by members of the Goddess Clan is called Ark. The kanji used for Ark (アーク) which is 聖櫃 refers to the Ark of the Covenant in Judaism or the tabernacle in Catholicism.
- The Alliance formed by the four races which include the Goddess, Giant, Fairy, and Human Clans is called Stigma. The name is an obvious reference to Stigmata, a Christian term which refers to crucifixion wounds in particular those of Jesus.
- A Combination Attack by Sariel and Tarmiel involving their Graces is called Enlil's Divine Punishment. This attack which uses divine lightning strikes to strike at an opponent is named after Enlil, an ancient Mesopotamian god.
- During the multi-part sidestory detailing the Troll Queen incident, Jelamet sees two of her fellow Goddesses who had "lost their faith in the Supreme Goddess" and uses a particular spell on both of them. This spell robs one of the five senses of those affected such as their ability to talk or to see. They'll continue to suffer this until they "regain their faith in the Supreme Goddess" and as such this spell is thus used primarily to keep control on the faith in the Supreme Goddess and the troops' morale. This particular spell is called Job's ordeal and is named after the biblical Job whose faith was tested.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: In a similar vein to the Black Eyes of Evil of the Demon Clan which are a sign of either possessing or using demonic magic, the Goddess Clan have golden eyes with triskelion-like pupils which are a sign of either possessing or using divine magic.
- Walking Spoiler: Given that a lot of the info surrounding them, which includes the mere identity of some, is a spoiler related to the plot in some form or another, it goes without saying that the entire Goddess Clan is unto itself a walking spoiler.
- White Magic: The magic the Goddess Clan typically employs is divine in nature and light based. Healing spells and abilities are a prominent facet of it. The more offense based abilities meanwhile are capable of disintegrating demons in most cases.
- Winged Humanoid: The Goddess Clan are the typical feathered winged angels. The number and size of their wings tends to vary between individuals. According to a Q&A from chapter 205, the higher ranked a Goddess Clan member is, the more they have wings and the bigger their wings are.
- Written by the Winners: Having won the holy war against the demons 3,000 years ago, much of the unfavorable things about them, such as the atrocities they committed, were lost to history and instead they became legendary beings worshiped by many in the present day.
The Governess of The Goddess Clan
The Supreme Goddess
Voiced by: Kana Kurashina (Japanese)
The Supreme Goddess is the leader of the entire Goddess Clan. She is also apparently Elizabeth's mother.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: As the leader of the entire Goddess Clan, she is naturally the strongest.
- The Faceless: Her face is completely obscured by her blinding halo. As the Goddess Clan takes inspiration from Abrahamic religions in its angel character designs, her face obscured by light harkens to how some depictions of God don't show his face or simply represent him as light.
- Deal with the Devil: Quite literally. She made a deal with the Demon King 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.
- Enemy Mine: It turns out that she teamed up with the Demon King 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.
- Evil Matriarch: Her disapproval of her daughter's relationship with a demon put her on odds with Elizabeth which why she entered into a literal Deal with the Devil and cursed Meliodas to punish him and Elizabeth for their "sins".
- Hypocrite: She is angry at Elizabeth for being in a romantic relationship with a demon and for trying to make peace with the demons, but decided to join forces with the Demon King, the leader of the race that is practically natural enemy to hers, to punish her daughter and her lover.
- Large and in Charge: As the supreme matriarch of the entire Goddess Clan, she is arguably the largest of them all.
- Making a Splash: She's capable of making waves which she can stand perfectly still on and use to carry her around even on dry land.
- Physical Goddess: While the Goddess Clan bears a name that would make them classified as gods and goddesses, they are more akin to angels in both appearance and abilities. The Supreme Goddess on the other hand is so powerful that it's completely justified to call her a literal Goddess. It's also why the Goddess Clan is named as such as she puts the Goddess in Goddess Clan.
- Super Empowering: Like how the Demon King is capable of bestowing powers to those he deems worthy, the Supreme Goddess is also capable of bestowing blessings upon others which can give them incredible abilities. Some of the more notable blessings she has granted are those given to the Four Archangels called "Graces". Graces are special abilities that are comparable to the "Commandment" powers used by the Ten Commandments of the Demon Clan. Aside from the Graces, the other notable blessings the Supreme Goddess is capable of granting is making one immune to the effects inflicted by the Commandment powers. Said blessings have been given to the Archangels as well as to Merlin.
- Top God: She is the highest ranking member of a race of angel-like beings considered as deities by most mortals in the present day of the series.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: We never do find out what happened to her even until the manga's end in chapter 346. What is known of her fate after the Holy War is left unknown.
The Four Archangels
The Four Archangels are a group of four elite members of the Goddess Clan. As a group made up of really powerful individuals, they are the Goddess Clan equivalent to the Ten Commandments of the Demon Clan.
They are each equipped with an extremely powerful spell called a "Grace" that allows them to use the elements to their advantage, in a parallel to the Ten Commandments'.. well, "Commandments".
- Badass Crew: They are a group of very powerful angel-like beings that are just as powerful if not more so than the Ten Commandments. For scale, just 2 of the Four Archangels were more than enough to fight against Monspiet, Derrierre, Galan, and Fraudrin. One is apparently an equal to Meliodas at his peak and by extension stronger than the rest of the Ten Commandments.
- Berserk Button: In the case of Ludociel, Tarmiel and Mael, mention or even imply Mael in anyway is one way to get them to drop their Dissonant Serenity. If you're the enemy, the Boss Banter stops and they'll just get right to the killing part.
- Celestial Paragons and Archangels: The Four Archangels are way more powerful than average members of the Goddess Clan.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu: They have only 4 members compared to the Commandments' 10, but they boast that one of them is a match for at least two Commandments at once.
- The Dreaded: Theyre revered by their allies in a fearful awe and deeply feared by their enemies. Mael himself even earned the title of Angel of Death strictly because of his body count.
- Holy Hand Grenade: The Archangels take this Up to Eleven with special blessings, called "Graces," bestowed upon them by the Supreme Goddess.
- Protective Charm: As they are meant to be the Goddess Clan's equivalent to the Demon Clan's Ten Commandments, the Four Arcangels have been given blessings from the Supreme Goddess to make them immune to the Commandments' curses.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: The Four Archangels take their group rank's name after the archangels found in Abrahamic religions. Additionally, in the manner to how certain angels are named in Abrahamic religions and myths wherein their names end in "el" like with Gabriel, Azazel, Ariel, Sabrael, and Afriel to name a few for example, the Four Archangels' individual names follow such a naming pattern. While they aren't named directly after any actual angels found in any Abrahamic religions and myths for the most part, they nonetheless follow the distinctive naming convention.
Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese), Jordan Reynolds (English)
Ludociel is one of the Four Archangels. A four winged seemingly human-like Goddess Clan member, he is the one who came up with the plan in the past to use thousands of demon civilian hostages as bait of which he later killed. He bears the Grace of "Flash", which grants him blindingly fast speed.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: As a high ranking Archangel, he is very powerful. So powerful in fact, that he forced Derrierre and Monspiet to use the forbidden demon technique to transform into Indura beasts in the past.
- Batman Gambit: He knew that Elizabeth sought peace with the demons and used it to his advantage. As he expected, she tried to reason with the Ten Commandments and he used this time to finish his plan.
- Bishōnen: Ludociel has a rather feminine looking face.
- Beneath the Mask: His talk with Hendrickson reveals his haughty facade is the result of being pressured to win the war, and his own childish enchantment with the fascination the other races put on him for his efforts. Under all that smugness, Ludociel is a man desperate to finally achieve victory and peace.
- Break the Haughty: He always has a smug smirk and had full-confidence that he could defeat the demons. That is until Derriere and Monspiet went One-Winged Angel and he was taking such a beatdown that he was forced to ask Sariel and Tarmiel for help.
- Broken Ace: He's the strongest combatant Goddess under his brother Mael and the one who inspired Mael and tutored him into becoming the strongest of the Goddess Clan as well as being practically deified by his allies for his leadership and dedication to winning the Holy War. In truth, he's a lonely deeply traumatized man who has lost his friends and family (including Mael for a time) to the Demon Clan because of the Holy War, leaving his desire for victory and putting an end to the Holy War as his only solace in life as he literally has nothing else to live for. By the time his spirit is purged from Magaret, he admits that he is just as tired of fighting the Demon Race as Meliodas and Elizabeth.
- Demonic Possession: Takes over Magaret's body in order to destroy the demon clan once and for all.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: After the battle against Demon King Meliodas, Ludociel Disappears into Light while his younger brother Mael holds him in his arms.
- Establishing Character Moment: In the Archangel's first appearance, Ludociel's first act was to announce that it's finally time to exterminate the demons while expressing a very sinister face.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's the cruelest of the archangels and his hatred towards demons is especially vile even among the Goddess Clan. However, he was extremely loving towards his younger brother Mael. When he regains his memories about Mael, he cries Tears of Joy out of relief that his brother is still alive.
- Eyes Always Shut: He more often than not keeps his eyes shut. The one time when he slightly opened his eyes a bit was in his introduction wherein he expressed a very sinister face as he announced that it's finally time to exterminate the demons.
- Fantastic Racism: Ludociel considered demons to be worm excrement that isn't even remotely the same class of lifeform as the Goddess Clan. His demon racism was so much that even though he had, according to Elizabeth, promised to bring the peace that all the clans had longed for, he was not one bit phased announcing that it's time to exterminate the Demon Clan right in front of Meliodas, Stigma's sole demon ally in the war. In fact, he even went as far as to ask Elizabeth to break up with Meliodas, claiming that there were far more fitting partners for her.
- Final Solution: Ludociel intended in the past to completely wipe out the Demon Clan.
- Flash Step: The Super Speed granted by his Grace allows him to move so fast that it almost seems like teleportation.
- Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today??: With Hendrickson, for comedy purposes after they share a moment of sincerity.
- The Load: Downplayed. During the battle of Camelot, he holds his own fairly well against Zeldris, Cusack and Chandler, but is forced to rely on Merlin and Escanor once Zeldris uses Ominous Nebula to find a way around it. And then he had the nerve of claiming that it was him who ended the war.
- Admitedly, he WAS the one who got them there, and he did manage to strike down Zeldris after Escanor had defeated him.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He's a pretty-looking man with waist-length hair, giving him an androgynous appearance.
- Not So Above It All: Is shown getting drunk with the other Archangels after forming their alliance with Liones.
- Otherworldly and Sexually Ambiguous: For an angelic otherworldly being, Ludociel has a rather feminine looking face but a somewhat masculine body.
- Pet the Dog: Flashbacks reveal that he was extremely loving towards his younger brother, Mael. Even in the modern times, he still fights to end the Holy War in Mael's honor and is reduced to tears when he finds out Mael is still alive.
- Power Level: He has a power level of 201,000.
- Psychotic Smirk: He more often than not has this.
- Shipper on Deck: Ludociel was in support of Mael's feelings for Elizabeth, so much so that he promised his younger brother that he'd do what could to get them together.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is the Archangel's name Ludoshel, Ludoshell, Ludociel, Ryudoshel, or Rueduciel?
- Super Speed: His Grace "Flash" grants him incredible speed.
- Token Evil Teammate: While we have only seen three of the four archangels, and the other two have gleefully committed atrocities to the Demon Clan, Ludociel is the only one that kept wanting to murder the demons when Elizbeth had a way to save them and try and make peace with the Demons.
- Van Helsing Hate Crimes: His actions against demons are outright evil even by the Goddess Clan's standards:
- Not only did he trap thousands of demon civilians as a bait for the others, but he killed them all once the demon forces arrive. Even the Ten Commandments are horrified.
- Some time during the Holy War of the past, he ordered Stigma to slaughter an entire human village, just because they nursed a member of the Demon Clan back to health. This, however, bites him back as the survivors of said village later infiltrate Stigma and slaughter the guardians of the Light of Grace, allowing the demons to turn it into a portal to the demon world. This in turn leads to a series of events that result in two of Stigma's greatest warriors, Gloxinia and Dolor, to join the Ten Commandments.
Voiced by: Satoshi Tsuruoka (Japanese), Bill Millsap (English)
Tarmiel is one of the Four Archangels. A six winged three headed Goddess Clan member, he is one of the two Archangels who engaged with the Ten Commandments in the past after Ludociel executed his plan. He bears the Grace of "Ocean", allowing him to turn his body into water and, most importantly, summon unlimited amounts of water from a pocket dimension.
- Badass Beard: The powerful Tarmiel sports a beard on his elderly looking left head.
- Black Eyes of Evil: All six eyes on the three heads of the sinister Tarmiel have darkly colored sclerae. When using his powers, his irises turn into the Supernatural Gold Eyes that all Goddess Clan members possesses. While his eyes with their coloring maybe similar to those of the Demon Clan and he does look more like a demon than an angel-like being, they're not an indicator that he is a demon. Ultimatily subverted as he is one of the kinder Archangels.
- Demonic Possession: He possessed the corpse of Arbus in order to fight the demons for the war, but leaves the body when it reaches its limit, asking that they properly bury Arbus.
- Elemental Shapeshifter: Tarmiel's Grace is usually used by him to avoid most physical attacks by turning into water.
- Eye Beams: Tarmiel's young looking right head can fire a holy beam from its eyes.
- Humanoid Abomination: Reminiscent to how angels were depicted as really eldritch-like beings in ancient texts, Tarmiel is a really eldritch looking Archangel. The six winged creature has three different looking heads whose appearances seem to represent three key stages of life, those being youth, adulthood, and old age. All three also have eyes with darkly colored sclerae. His middle head is the most sinister looking one as it has a mouth capable of a Glasgow Grin-like smile and contains two rows of shark-like teeth.
- Language of Magic: Tarmiel's spare heads speak in an ancient tongue used to perform ritual incantations for his attacks.
- Magical Incantation: Tarmiel's spare heads perform incantations to cast his magical attacks.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Tarmiel's old looking left head is capable of shouting loud blast attacks.
- Making a Splash: Tarmiel's Grace allows him to turn into water as well as wield it.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: His middle head has a mouth with two rows of teeth similar to those of a shark's.
- Multiple Head Case: In a manner akin to certain angel depictions in Abrahamic myths, Tarmiel has three heads. One young looking head on his right side, one middle age looking on in the middle, and one old looking one on his left side. He tends to talks with his middle head. Said head is also the most sinister looking.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Specifically the 'Made of Water' variety, his Grace "Ocean" makes him completely immune to purely physical damage. Tarmiel however takes normal damage and must heal via Goddess light magic when injured by Monspiet's magic attacks (in both regular and Indura form).
- Scary Teeth: Tarmiel's middle head has a mouth with two rows of disturbing shark-like teeth.
- Slasher Smile: His middle head tends to bear a wide open Glasgow Grin-like smile that shows his two rows of shark-like teeth.
Voiced by: Shougo Yano (Japanese, Revival of the Commandments), Shun Horie (Japanese, Imperial Wrath of the Gods), Griffin Burns (English), Miguel Ángel Ruiz (Latin American)
Sariel is one of the Four Archangels. A four winged child-like Goddess Clan member, he is one of the two Archangels who engaged with the Ten Commandments in the past after Ludociel executed his plan. He bears the Grace of "Tornado", letting him manipulate wind freely. He's most often seen encased within a protective, razor-sharp (and invisible) wind sphere.
- Background Halo: The way Sariel's oversized hoodie is positioned invokes the image of a Holy Halo.
- Blow You Away: Sariel's Grace allows him to wield tornadoes.
- Break the Haughty: He smugly puts up a barrier to protect himself from Derriere's attacks and gives her a trolling grin... but Derriere still manages to gouge him in the eye and then he freaks out.
- Demonic Possession: Sariel possessed the body of Solaseed when she had an incurable disease to fight the demons. He avoids Possession Burnout when Solaseed's body grows into that of a young woman as a result of playing host to him, and he opts to fulfill his bargain by curing her illness and leaving her without causing her any damage.
- Elemental Barrier: His Grace "Tornado" grants him a barrier of wind which circles all around him that protects him from most attacks.
- Eye Scream: When Derriere tried to punch Sariel in the past, her arm got shredded by his Razor Wind barrier. It didn't stop her from pushing on and stabbing Sariel in the eye with the exposed bones of her shredded arm. Sariel however heals from the attack.
- In the Hood: He wears a hoodie that's positioned in a way that it looks a halo.
- Older Than He Looks: A Q&A from Gowther's Gaiden reveals that despite looking younger than his fellow Goddess Clan member Elizabeth, Sariel is older than her.
- Razor Wind: The stream of wind that circles his body granted by his Grace can slice things up that come too near. Sariel uses this both as a protection against most attacks and to attack opponents by flying directly into them.
- Tornado Move: His Grace which is fittingly named Tornado grants him a constant stream of wind circling all around him that's barely visible to most unless they're really up close to him. This both protects him from most attacks and attacks opponents who come too close.
Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (Japanese), David Vincent (English)
Mael is one of the Four Archangels. A four winged Goddess Clan member, he is Ludociel's younger brother. Unlike the other three Archangels who were introduced together that time Stigma clashed with the Demon Clan and the Ten Commandments, Mael was residing in the Goddess Realm at that moment. He was going to be summoned when things went awry but this was stopped by two of the Ten Commandments. It's then revealed much later that he was killed by Estarossa in the past, and that his Grace was "Sunshine".
- Big Brother Worship: He greatly looked up to his older brother Ludociel. In a darker sense, Ludociel's rotten morality and extreme hatred towards demons influenced Mael in a bad way too.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: After losing his Grace, Mael had to make up for his lost power by absorbing three Commandments, which granted him the ability to wield demonic and angelic powers simultaneously and even learn how to merge them. However, the Commandments make him mentally unstable and vengeful towards Gowther, even being willing to attack Sariel and Tarmiel. After absorbing Derrières commandment, he becomes even more powerful, but his mental health deteriorates even further until Gowther helps him get rid of the Commandments. Later chapters show that Mael is far stronger when wielding Sunshine instead of the Commandments.
- Hopeless Suitor: Mael was in love with Elizabeth whose One True Love is Meliodas.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He kept his hair long to imitate his older brother Ludociel.
- Meaningful Name: On it's very own, Mael's name doesn't exactly mean anything, at least not right away. However, when taking into consideration that Mael was actually turned into Estarossa via the real Gowther's memory powers then his name brings to mind a certain angel from Abrahamic religions and myths due to it resembling the angel's name. That angel being Samael who is a particularly nasty being that has been regarded as both good and evil depending on sources. In some versions, he is considered a Fallen Angel and in some others he is regarded outright as a demon. This is further reinforced by the fact that Mael shares the same epithet as Samael's, the angel of death.
- Morality Pet: Ludociel's brotherly love for Mael is the cruel archangel's most sympathetic quality.
- The Paragon: Mael was seen as this as the Ray of Hope to the entire Goddess Clan as its most powerful warrior, equal to Meliodas during his leadership over the Ten Commandments, and the best chance for the Clan to end the Holy War. It was for this reason that he was targeted by Gowther to shift the balance of power
- Posthumous Character: Mael's fellow Arcangels reveal in the present that he was killed in the past by Estarossa hence why there are only three of them. The truth behind Estarossa's murder of Mael however turns out to be far more complicated than that. In reality, Mael and Estarossa are actually one and the same. Through the real Gowther altering Mael's memories as well as the memories and perceptions that everyone had of him, Mael became Estarossa and a lie was fabricated that the latter had killed the former in battle. Since it appeared that the Goddess Clan's strongest warrior had been killed, they were forced to use all their power to seal the Demon Clan via the Coffin of Eternal Darkness as a last ditch effort. With the demons sealed and the goddesses having lost their physical forms, the Holy War from 3,000 years ago was stopped as planned by the real Gowther.
- The Power of the Sun: Mael's Grace was Sunshine, the very exact ability that Escanor has. Like with Escanor, Sunshine allowed Mael's strength to wax and wane with the rise and fall of the sun. At noon, it made Mael so strong that not even Ludociel could compete with him. How Escanor was able to obtain this Grace is not yet revealed.
- Sole Survivor: He's the only member of the Goddess Clan that has conserved his physical body.
- Superior Successor: An inverted case once Escanor allows him to wield Sunshine once again. His mastery of the grace is above anything Escanor can do as the sun he summons easily dispels the Original Demons spell of Darkness that disabled Escanor. Furthermore, even though he isnt at full strength due to already being past noon, Mael managed to injure the Original Demon after the later strengthened himself with his Crisis spell. He later fights Zeldris and effortlessly overcomes the Ominous Nebula by coating himself with Sunshine and melting ZeldrisSword, whereas Escanor could only win by using The One on Zeldris.
- Walking Spoiler: Just look at all the spoiler tags in his entry. Everything about Mael after the revelation that he wasn't dead and he was in fact Estarossa is a big twist.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: Disturbingly deconstructed with Mael. After recovering his memory, Mael falls victim to the corruption of the Commandments that he absorbed as Estarossa. This allows him to wield demonic and angelic powers and he later learns to combine them making him tremendously powerful, but the diametrically opposed powers of light and darkness wreak havoc on Mael's mental state and eventually puts him near death. He loses this ability after Gowther frees his psyche from the Commandments influence.
Other Goddess Clan members
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese); Julia McIlvaine (English), Irene Jiménez (Latin American)
The first member of the Goddess Clan to make a appearance in the present time of the story proper per se, Nerobasta is a Divine Lance Corporal class goddess that resided in the sword Denzel wielded. She was a secret weapon that Denzel intended to use at the right moment. However, when faced against three of the Ten Commandments who threatened to do harm to his king and older brother Baltra as well as to everyone else with the king, Denzel decided to summon her at the cost of his own life. Upon being summoned, she entered Denzel's body to use as a vessel for her manifestation, only to run away upon realizing exactly who she was summoned to face.
- Angelic Beauty: She's a hot looking angelic being.
- Anti-Climax: After so many talks about the Goddess Clan, the first one to appear is a Dirty Coward that gets killed easily...
- Dirty Coward:
- After she's summoned and possesses Denzel's body, she realizes exactly why he summoned her, to fight the Ten Commandments. However rather than protect Denzel's comrades and engage with the demons, she tries to flee the scene, completely ignoring Denzel's Heroic Sacrifice and the knights' pleas. When cornered, she pathetically tries to plead with Derriere, which the latter clearly doesn't buy it.
- During the holy war 3,000 years ago after Ludociel snaps her out of Gowther's mind control, Nerobasta realizes that she's with two of the Ten Commandments, Gowther and Merascylla. Not only that, she also finds out that Merascylla had corrupted the Gate to the Heavens into one to the Demon world. Panicking from the situation she found herself in which she had to do something else she wouldn't be able to face Lord Ludociel again, she immediately telepathically alerts the Stigma warriors directly outside the Light of Grace tower and calls for backup. Giving the reason that the Ten Commandments must be slain no matter the sacrifices and that the two within are likely not battle types meaning that it might be possible to overwhelm them through sheer numbers, she orders the Stigma warriors to come immediately. Despite having said that the Ten Commandments had to be stopped no matter what though, she cowers in fear doing nothing as the gate is opened when her reinforcements don't arrive to back her up.
- Foreshadowing: Gray Lord mentions sensing something awful coming from one of the two Pleiades, Denzel and Death Pierce, when he comes to save Fraudrin. She can also seen in the reflection in the blade of Denzel's sword during this confrontation when the two Pleiades face off against two Ten Commandments. Later on, Dogget mentions Denzel having a secret weapon to Arden as the Pleiades are recovering from the aftermath of Fraudrin's attack.
- Hot Goddess: She's a goddess who has an extremely impressive huge pair of boobs.
- Just Following Orders: She in Denzel's body tries to negotiate with a pissed off Derriere that the things that the Goddess clan did in the distant past such as breaking the pact with the Demon Clan and massacring all the demon women and children they held prisoner were simply following the orders of their leaders. Derriere takes none of this.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: When she in Denzel's body finds herself in bind before Derriere, she tries to explain to the Ten Commandment how she in the distant past was Just Following Orders from her superiors and all. Derriere simply slashes off half of Denzel's body in the midst of this explanation.
- Secret Weapon: She was Denzel's secret weapon that he intended to use in the most dire of moments.
- The Worf Effect: She was meant to be a last resort and while she was able to easily defeat a Red and Gray Demon easily while in Denzel's body, she gets defeated effortless by Derriere.
- Would Hurt a Child: When she tries to negotiate with Derriere, she makes a remark about how the Goddess Clan murdering all the women and children of the Demon Clan they held prisoner was them Just Following Orders.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has light pink hair.
Voiced by: Sora Amamiya (Japanese)
In the far off distant past, the original reincarnation of present day Elizabeth was that of a four winged goddess. She was Meliodas' lover and the one who convinced him to turn good. Unlike most other members of the Goddess Clan members, Elizabeth preferred peace with the Demon Clan rather than fighting with them.
See her entry in the Main Supporting Protagonists, for tropes related to her present day incarnation. See her entry in the Danafor Holy Knights, for tropes related to her incarnation prior to her present one, Liz.
- All-Loving Heroine: Like her present day reincarnation, Elizabeth in her original goddess incarnation believed in peace and harmony. Her sympathy extended even towards the Demon Clan, believing that they should have peace with the demons rather than war. That being said, she was somewhat more assertive and strong willed than her present day self in a sense, being able to fly without any self doubt into the fray of battle alongside Meliodas, Dolor, and Gloxinia to do what she could. One of her great achievements in particular was convincing an entire demon army to withdraw for her, empathizing with them that even they didn't want the war to drag out.
- Angelic Beauty: Elizabeth in her original goddess incarnation was a beautiful angelic being.
- Battle Couple: 3,000 years ago, Elizabeth in her original goddess was more than capable of fighting alongside with her lover Meliodas.
- Befriending the Enemy: One of Elizabeth's greatest strengths was her empathy which allowed her to befriend demons, her clan's mortal enemies.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Goddess Elizabeth was every bit of a kind All-Loving Heroine as present day Elizabeth, yet her power was roughly on par with the Four Archangels.
- Cool Big Sis: Elizabeth reveals Merlin, of the Seven Deadly Sins used to call her "Big Sis Sis" despite them not being related by blood.
- Curse: The source of her numerous reincarnations is that she's been cursed. It's however much deeper than that for if she remembers her past lives, she'll die in three days.
- Female Angel, Male Demon: An angel-like goddess who took a demon prince as her lover.
- Good Is Not Soft: Elizabeth as a goddess in the past was all about trying to foster peace among the different races, of which included the demons. That being said, she was not the type of simply bend over.
- Hot Goddess: The cute looking Elizabeth in her original incarnation as a goddess.
- Interspecies Romance: Elizabeth in her original incarnation was a goddess in love with the demon Meliodas, a contrast much greater than her later human reincarnations. It's pretty much stated by a conversation that Meliodas had with his father in purgatory that Elizabeth was the cause of Meliodas' HeelFace Turn.
- Morality Pet: To both Tarmiel and Sariel. While they despise and look down on the Demon Clan as much as the other goddesses, they truly hold Elizabeth in high regard. In the backstory, they once went as far as to help Elizabeth save two members of the Ten Commandments out of respect for her strength and noble will.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Unlike some of her kin who were self-righteous beings on looked down on other races, Elizabeth was more of a peace loving and merciful angel than them. In particular, she wanted to make peace with the demons rather than war with them.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Tying ever moreso to Meliodas, she and her later reincarnations are all named after Queen Elizabeth who is the wife of King Meliodas from the Arthurian myths.
- Rousseau Was Right: She is of the belief that everyone, including demons, inherently don't want to fight each other and just want peace.
- Save the Villain: Elizabeth intervenes in the Holy War to save two members of the Ten Commandments (Derriere and Monspiet) from voluntary Demonic Possession. With the help of Tarmiel and Sariel, Elizabeth managed to save both demons.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Elizabeth in her original incarnation was of the Goddess Clan and in love with Meliodas of the Demon Clan. Their respective races opposed the other in many ways yet Elizabeth and Meliodas fell in love. For this, members from both clans have disapproved of their relationship.
- Talking the Monster to Death: In the past, she was able to convince an entire demon horde to withdraw, having reached out to them that not even they deep in their hearts wanted to fight.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: Threaten her lover Meliodas and she'll be more than willing to fight in order to protect him.
Two goddesses who ran away after they came to have doubts about the war and felt uncomfortable with the way things the Goddess Clan see things. Sometime after they escaped, they encountered twin human sisters. The twins' bodies and souls were so damaged from battle and starvation that they were beyond the two goddesses' powers to save them. The two goddesses however gained the twins' permissions to borrow their bodies. Thus possessing the twins' bodies, the two goddesses pretended to be humans to escape the war and have since then been in hiding as the leaders of the druids.
- See their entries in Druids.
Jelamet is a Divine Lance Corporal class goddess. She is the one actually behind the Troll Queen incident that the Seven Deadly Sins dealt with 11 years prior to the story. Back then, she possessed a Troll Queen and with some trolls that she brainwashed, decided to take over a druid altar in the druid homeland of Istar. Knowing that the altar was one of the many gates that lead to the Sky Palace, she intended to occupy it and after her real body reconstructed, eventually summon her comrades sleeping in the sky in order to seize control of Britannia.
The Troll Queen incident in which she was involved in was mentioned way back early in the series. It's covered more in detail in an ongoing multi-part sidestory found in Volumes 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, and 35 of the manga.
- All Trolls Are Different: The Troll Queen that she took possession over was a fat disgusting looking creature larger than regular trolls. Additionally with her possessing it, the Troll Queen gained a pair of out of place looking angelic wings.
- Angelic Beauty: Like a number of other goddesses, Jelamet is in reality a beautiful angelic being which is why she was really pissed when she possessed the extremely ugly Troll Queen. The only reason she possessed such a creature was because her and the Troll Queen's magic were compatible.
- Evil Former Friend: Jelamet claims to supposedly have been Elizabeth's Best Friend in the distant past. She however disapproved of Elizabeth's relationship with Meliodas, having warned her to stay away from him. As such, Jelamet considered that Elizabeth deserved to be cursed for breaking their clan's laws. Jelamet also considered the loss of her original body and her having to possess the disgusting looking Troll Queen as all being Elizabeth's fault. For this, Jelamet had planned to find and punish Elizabeth as she saw Elizabeth's curse as not enough to satisfy her anger.
- Fan Disservice: The Troll Queen that Jelamet possessed was an incredibly fat and hideous troll in a bikini top.
- Fat Bitch: Although Jelamet's actual appearance is attractive, she has a very horrible personality. As such, when she possessed the fat ugly Troll Queen, she gained an outer appearance that matched her horrid personality.
- Foregone Conclusion: Way back early in the series, it's mentioned that the Seven Deadly Sins had successfully dealt with the Troll Queen incident meaning that Jelamet was defeated.
- Hopeless Suitor: Jelamet was in love with Mael however he was in love with Elizabeth. Things then got worse when Mael was apparently killed by Estarossa. For that, she swore revenge on Elizabeth and Meliodas. The reality however is that Estarossa is Mael who through the real Gowther using a spell to alter memories and perceptions made the latter assume the role of the former.
- Hot Goddess: Beneath the disgusting visage of her Troll Queen host, Jelamet is actually an attractive looking goddess.
- Large and in Charge: Her Troll Queen host was larger and fatter than her troll underlings.
- Monster Lord: The host that Jelamet took over was a Troll Queen.