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The manga and anime Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins) tells a story about a young girl named Elizabeth, who is trying to find seven legendary warriors in order to save her father's kingdom. After she finds Meliodas, the leader of the group, they embark on an adventure to gather the remaining six sins.
Each member represents a certain sin, which reflects an event or decision from their life, because they had to pay a big prize for their behaviour.
The Seven Deadly Sins - memebers
The Dragon's Sin of Wrath
Losing himself in wrath and destroying the Kingdom
The Fox's Sin of Greed
Greed for immortality
The Grizzly's Sin of Sloth
He ignored his own people
The Serpent's Sin of Envy
Jealousy towards Matrona
The Boar's Sin of Gluttony
The Goat's Sin of Lust
Falsly accused for raping princess Nadja
The Lion's Sin of Pride
Power level of the sins and abilities
Meliodas - 60 000 - Full counter
King - 41 600 - Disster
Diane - 15 100 - Creation
Merlin - 4 710 - Infinity
Ban - 3 220 - Snatch
Gowther - 3 100 - Invasion
Escanor - unmesurable - Sunshine
Meliodas is the captain of the Seaven Deadly Sins and the former captain of the Ten Commandments and the Demon King's oldest son. He is the owner of the renowned tavern Boar Hat and known for his terrible cooking.
He is over 3000 years old due to a curse, his birthday is on 25th July. To easily compare it with others, you just need to know that Ban is 43.
Being 152cm tall, Meliodas is one of the shortest male characters from the manga and in comparison with other manga and anime characters.
His eyes are green and hair black.
Estarossa and Zeldris are his younger brothers and enemies for the time being.
Meliodas used Liz's sword as a weapon, but he found his Secred Treasure - the Demon Sword Lostvayne. His power level is 60.000 and his symbolic attack is Full Counter. He is able to reflect any power attack with even greater force.
His other abilities are Enchantment: Hellblaze (when he generates flames), Assault mode (his demonic powers) and Kami Chigiri (when he cuts his opponent a thousand times in an instant).
Meliodas' name can be found in Arthurian legends, as he was famous as the father of Tristan and as one of the Knights of the Round Table.
Meliodas' voice actor is Yuki Kaji, who also voiced Konekomaru from Ao no Exorcist, Silver Mask from Arslan Senki, Yumasaki from Durarara!!, Issei from Highschool DxD, Kenma from Haikyuu!!, Finnian from Kuroshitsuji, Alibaba from Magi, Yukine from Noragami, Sonic from One Punch Man, Ayato from Tokyo Ghoul, Eren from Shingeki no Kyojin and many more.
The author of the series is Nakaba Suzuki, who gave us a lot of information about Meliodas from his databook:
- Meliodas' special skill is molesting Elizabeth
- His hobby is collecting ale and he can be seen drinking with Ban and the others
- His daily routine is sexually harassing Elizabeth
- His weakness is Elizabeth, because she is his lover
- He was born in the Demon World, as the oldest son of the Demon King
- His dream is to remove the curse on him, which was places by the Demon King and the main Goddess
- His greatest regret is having been unable to save his love
- His greatest shame is his past self and how he recieved the sin
- The thing he wants to do the most is to cuddle with Elizabeth
- His favorite animal is Elizabeth
- His favorite smell is Elizabeth's body
- His favorite food is pork simmered in ale
- His charm Point is his ahoge (the little strand of hair on his head that sticks up)
- He has no complex
- The person he respect the most is Hawk - the Captain of Leftovers (joking)
- The person he doesn't want to make an enemy of is Merlin
Ban has arm wrestled Meliodas 720 times, which resulted in one of them getting 361 wins. Both of them argue as to who it is that has won the greater number of times.
When Ban was first introduced after escaping the prison, he and Meliodas showed their unique greeting.
Meliodas' and Ban's greeting and arm wrestling
Meliodas never wields a real sword because he is far too powerful to an extent where no one has ever come out unscathed after fighting with him.
He is left-handed.
This was further proven by showing a part of Meliodas' past and power.
Meliodas black mark resembles the single spiral, which represents ethereal energy radiating out.
It was believed that he was the first to awaken the demon power, but later on this was rejected as it was shown that that power is natural for all demons.
The Sin of Wrath was in history and legends usually symbolized with a Bear and the color red, but Meliodas has a symbol of a red dragon on his arm. Some believe it to be a snake instead of a dragon.
The tattoo of a dragon or snake eating its own tail represents Ouroboros. A cyclical symbol and in some beliefs represents infinity. A reference to Meliodas' longevity and youthful appearance despite being over 3000 years old.
Elizabeth is the third princess of the Kingdom of Liones, an adopted daughter of King Liones, and is originally from the kingdom of Danafor.
It was later found out thet she is the 107th reincarnation of the Goddess Elizabeth.
She is 16 years old and her birthday is on June 12th. She is 162cm tall, which makes her 10cm taller than Meliodas. Her eyes are blue, but one eye becomes orange when she uses her powers.
Elizabeth's voice actor is Sora Amamaiya. She is also a singer.She voiced also Akame from Akame ga Kill, Aqua from Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda (Konosuba), Touka from Tokyo Ghoul and many others.
In Arthurian Legend, Elizabeth is based on King Meliodas first wife, Isabelle or Elizabeth, who was the queen of Lyonesse and mother to Tristan. This adds up to Meliodas' name origin, as his name was inspired from the same legend. Additionally, Meliodas and Elizabeth are lovers.
According to the databook(s):
- Elizabeh has no special skills
- Her hobby is handicrafts
- Daily routine is helping out at the bar, she was also a weitress of the Boar Hat
- Weak Point: Her butt
- Birthplace: Danafor
- What she likes about herself: Her long hair
- Dream/Hope: Peace
- Regrets: That there are people who were hurt because of her
- The most embarrassing thing in her life: When Meliodas hugged her while she was bathing naked
- What she wants the most right now: Meliodas’ heart
- Favorite animal: Pigs
- Favorite scent: Meliodas
- Favorite food: apple pie
- Her charm Point is her earring
- Her complex is her right eye
- Person(s) she respect is her father and Zaratras
- Person she doesn't want to make an enemy of is no one
The names, Elizabeth, or Elisabeth, are the Greek transcriptions of the Hebrew name Elisheva, which means "God's promise", "oath of God", or "I am God’s daughter".
This turned out just right, because she is the cursed Goddess and is forced to reincarnate every time she remembers her past.
Elizabeth addresses any of the Seven Deadly Sins as Lord and Lady as a form of respect. She was the one who asked for their help in order to save the Kingdom. This brought to many other adventures and enemies attacks.
Elizabeth eye resemble a triple spiral, which the symbol stand for represents the drawing of the three powers of maiden, mother, and crone. Her eye has enormous healing abilities. It was awaken by her feelings and is pointing towards her past and the fact that she was a Goddess.
Ban is an immortal human and one of the members of the Seven deadly Sins.
King Ban, in Arthurian legend, is the father of Sir Lancelot and Sir Hector de Maris, the brother of King Bors, an early ally of King Arthur, and the husband of Elaine. Their relationship may hint at the romantic feelings of Ban and Elaine., which are also to be seen in a side story.
According to the databook:
- Ban's special skill is stealing, that is why he was also called a bandit and why his ability is snatch
- Hobbies: collecting ale labels and drinking with Meliodas
- Daily Routine: drinking until he has passed out
- Weak Point: Elaine
- Birthplace: Ravens
- What he likes about himself: Nothing really
- Dream/Hope: Revive Elaine
- Regrets: That he couldn’t save his lover Elaine
- The most embarrassing thing in his life: That he felt all fuzzy when Zhivago called him his son
- What he wants the most right now: Skinship with Elaine
- Favorite animal: Foxes and pigs, which is also a gag since Hawk is a pig
- Favorite scent: Alcohol
- Favorite food: anything except Meliodas' cooking, because Meliodas is a terrible cook
- Charm point: his fangs
- He has no complex
- The person he respects the most is Hawk
- The person he doesn't want to make an enemy of is Meliodas, although we have seen them fight
Ban seems to willingly let himself be imprisoned whenever he is depressed or bored. This happened both after Elaine's death and the rumors of Meliodas' passing.
We have seen him get easily out of prison when Meliodas was gathering the Seven deadly Sins again
Ban has the habit of prolonging the pronunciation of his sentences in a singing manner. He speaks with a drawl in the anime. There is usually a sing of a note after his every sentence in the manga.
Ban is the only Sin remaining that doesn't have his Sacred Weapon. After all he is immortal and is not in need of a weapon, since he is an awesome fighter.
King, whose real name is Harlequin, is the fairy king and protector of the fairy forest, and as such he has the longest lifespan among all the other races.
He is 1300 years old, and can change his appearance according to his mood - he is sometimes chubby looking, but usually looks tiny.
He had no wings for a long time, but after he went through a trial and proved himself worthy his wing started to grow again.
According to Meliodas, King is the third fairy king to be chosen by the Sacred Tree.
The former king Gloxinia can be seen in the manga and he put King through an trial to see if he would have made the same mistake as Gloxinia did, but King did the right thing and got his wings back and also grew stronger.
According to the data book:
- Special skill: Sleeping huddled
- Hobbies: Observing Diane and his Daily Routine is watching over her, because he is in love with her
- Weakness: Lack of muscles
- Birthplace: Fairy Realm
- What he likes about himself: His elegance (in his old man form)
- Dream/Hope: Marrying Diane
- Regrets: Too many
- The most embarrassing thing in his life: That he doesn’t have wings yet
- What he wants the most right now: Diane’s heart
- Favorite animal: None in particular
- Favorite scent: Diane’s cleavage
- Favorite food: Cheese
- Charm Point: Unruly strands of hair
- He has a complex about his childlike facial features
- The person he respects the most is the previous Fairy King, Dahlia
- A person he doesn't want to make an enemy of is Escanor.
King sleeps on a hammock besides the window on the 3rd floor of the Boar Hat - an excuse to watch over Diane.
He shares his room with Ban, he doesn't really like him because he is a drunkard and because Elaine is on his side.
King is skilled at sewing clothes, having made Diane's and his own outfit.
Diane is a giant, she is 750 years old and a member of the Seven deadly Sins.
She learned his skills from Marona, but due to her memory loss, she got lost and met King.
Diane is a very common given name, and the Roman name of the Ancient Greek deity, Artemis. In Arthurian legend, Diane is possibly related to Diana of the Wood due to her strong connection to nature.
According to the databook:
- Diane's special skill is defense, which is very useful in fights
- Her daily routine is being energetic
- Weak Point: Bugs
- Birthplace: Megadozer
- What she likes about herself: Her eyes
- Dream/Hope: Become the giant clan’s best dancer
- Regrets: That she only ever fought with Matrona
- The most embarrassing thing in her life: Was there something?
- What she wants the most right now: Her lost memories
- Favorite animal: Cows, pigs, sheep
- Favorite smell: Green and flowers (King too)
- Her favorite food is pork
- Her charm points are her pig tails
- Her complex is her height
- The person she respects the most is Matrona
- A person she doesn't want to make a enemy of is Escanor
Due to her immense physical size, Diane is unable to sleep inside the Boar Hat, so she sleeps outside. Though in recent chapters, she can sleep in the bar, or inside when Merlin makes her small.
Diane tends to cover her face with her hair whenever she is embarrassed or shy.
Nakaba Suzuki mentions that Diane's age in terms of human years would be slightly younger than Elizabeth and Elizabeth is 16.
Merlin is a magician and a member of Seven Deadly Sins. There are some speculations about her age - she is 30 years old but if we follow he story line it seems as if she is older than 3000 years.
She is always experimenting and know both Meliodas and Elizabeth from many decades ago.
According to the databook:
- She is right-handed
- Before being framed, she held the Diamond rank
- Daily routine: Research and experiments
- Weak Point: Once she concentrates on something she forgets everything else around her
- Birthplace: Belialuin
- What she likes about herself: Being a passionate researcher
- Dream/Hope: Knowing everything
- Regrets: Being born
- The most embarrassing thing in her life: The one time when she confessed her love
- What she wants the most right now: Lifting the curse of the commandment
- Favorite animal: Hundun’s mother
- Favorite scent: Her research facility
- Favorite food: Raisins
- Charming point: Her suspicious smile
- She has no complex
- There is no person she respects
- She doesn't want to make an enemy of Meliodas
In Arthurian legends, Merlin is the name of a legendary wizard and adviser to Arthur, the King of Camelot, as well the mentor of Vivian, who despised Merlin. Just like that Merlin is an adviser to Arthur and helped him save Camelot. There is also the famous sword Excalibur that belongs to Arthur.
In Volume 5 it is revealed during a Conversation between Hawk and Meliodas that the Tattoos of each Sin were created by Merlin using a Magic Spell. Her own tattoo resembles Hawk, since the sign for her sin is a boar.
The advice corner for chapter 117 notes that Merlin has the biggest sweet tooth among the seven sins, being dependent on sweets when she is deep in thought.
It has been revealed when she was 12 or 13 years old she looked up to Elizabeth (the original goddess) as her "big sis sis"
Escanor is the most mysterious member of the Seven Deadly Sins. He is 40 years old and considered the strongest human ever. His power is also his curse - he is strong only during the day, but at night he appears as an weak old man.
He admires Merlin and is in love with her.
In Arthurian legend, there are two characters with the name 'Escanor' including: "Escanor le Grand", who was raised by a giant and a witch and is said to be a very large man, and "Escanor le Beau", the nephew of the first Escanor, who was a handsome young man and eventually retired to a life of hermitage. Escanor is based on the first, who was said to grow stronger until noon when his strength began to diminish and was eventually defeated by Sir Gawain, whom he shared both this power and birth date with.
According to the databook:
- Special skill is unknown
- Hobbies are unknown
- Daily routine: Napping and writing poetry
- Favorite food: Meat during the day, vegetables during the night
- Charm Point: His shyness
- He is his own complex
- The people he respects the most are Merlin and Meliodas
- Has no one he would mind making an enemy of
- Weak Point: Being super weak at night
- Birthplace: Castellio Kingdom
- Dream/Hope: Opening up a store with Merlin
- Regrets: Being born
- The most embarrassing thing in his life: His noon-self - always
- What he wants the most right now: Controlling his powers
- Favorite animals: Cats and lions
- Favorite scent: Wildberry
- His power level cannot be measured
At night, he is known to have the lowest power level of not just all of the Holy Knights in Britannia, but lower than anyone else's recorded value at only 15.
He refuses to go out in daytime because of his personality change and he has the biggest tattoo to represent his strength. He is also the youngest from the Seven Deadly Sins.
Escanor's first appearance in anime
Gowther is a doll, whose age is unknown.
Sir Gowther is a relatively short Middle English tail-rhyme romance in twelve-line stanzas, found in two manuscripts, each dating to the mid- or late-fifteenth century. The titular character is said to be the half-brother of the famed wizard Merlin.
According to the databook:
- Gowther's special skill is changing forms and reading minds
- His hobby is reading books
- He has no daily routine
- Weak Point: My glasses
- Birthplace: I don’t know
- What he likes about himself: His cuteness
- Dream/Hope: Being a pretty attraction girl for the bar
- Regrets: Tell me
- The most embarrassing thing in his life: I do not understand the question
- What he wants the most right now: His memories and emotions
- Favorite animal: Humans
- Favorite scent: Doesn't have one
- Favorite food: uninteresting
- Charm Point: his clavicle
- His complex is his inability to read the situation
- The persons he respects the most are the ones who write books
- There is no person he would mind making an enemy of
Gowther has poor eyesight and is unable to see without his glasses. The Author revealed that without his glasses, it is less than 20/200.
Gowther doesn't need to drink, bathe or eat.
He also has a habit of wearing female clothes.
He has a hard time reading the atmosphere and behaving accordingly.
He was also a member of the Ten Commandments.
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Stephanie Bradberry from New Jersey on September 30, 2017:
Awesome info about The Seven Deadly Sins!