|“||I wanted to protect everything. But I failed, and that's the sin I bear. So this time, I can't fail to protect them!||„|
Meliodas is the Dragon's Sin of Wrath and the captain of the Seven Deadly Sins. In the present day, he cheerfully runs the Boar Hat, a bar based on top of a giant pig, serving patrons infamously terrible food along with his brand of liquor. The sin referred to in his epithet is the destruction of the Kingdom of Danafor, done by Meliodas in a fit of rage after his first battle with Fraudrin.
His happy-go-lucky facade belies his troubled past as the firstborn son of the Demon King who betrayed his own race, including his younger brother Zeldris, for the sake of his lover, the Goddess Elizabeth. He was cursed with immortality by the Demon King for his betrayal while Elizabeth was cursed with perpetual reincarnation by the Supreme Deity, and Meliodas has continually loved and lost her countless times over the last 3000 years.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-B, higher with Demon Mark, 7-A with Lostvayne, higher with Wrath | At least High 7-A, 6-C with Demon Mark | At least 6-C, likely High 6-C with Demon Mark, High 6-C with Assault Mode | Likely High 6-C, at least High 6-C, likely Low 6-B with Demon Mark, Low 6-B with Assault Mode
Origin: Nanatsu no Taizai
Age: Over 3000 years
Classification: Demon, Dragon's Sin of Wrath, Captain of the Seven Deadly Sins, One of the Demon King's sons, Former leader of the Ten Commandments, Former leader of the Holy Knights of Danafor
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magic, Extrasensory Perception, Expert Swordsmanship, Martial Arts, Darkness Manipulation (Can generate and manipulate solid darkness from his body to form various constructs), Weapon Creation (Can create weapons out of solid darkness), Flight, Regeneration (Mid), Attack Reflection (Can reflect magic attacks and amplify them), Power Nullification (Can disperse magic attacks), Statistics Amplification (His magic power increases at night), Rage Power (Increased his power with his emotions despite being heavily injured), Telepathy, Air Manipulation (Can make air blades with swords), Aura (Can project a visible dragon-shaped aura with killing intent), Hellfire Manipulation (Purgatory fire nullifies up to Mid-High regeneration), Soul Manipulation (Demons remove and eat souls, destroying them completely), Duplication (Can create weaker clones of himself with Lostvayne), Power Absorption (Can absorb others' commandments, which are demonic curses), Absorption (Can power himself by absorbing the damage he takes), Immortality (Types 1, 3, and 4), Resurrection (Returns to life every time he dies after a month has passed), Resistant to the following: Acid Manipulation (Hendrickson stated his Acid power didn't work on Meliodas due to his demonic nature), Soul Manipulation (Despite being a master soul manipulator, Melascula was unable to remove his soul the normal way even though he was heavily injured), Ice Manipulation (Unaffected by Vivian's Freeze Coffin which completely froze through an Earth Crawler), and Telepathy (Drole's Magical Eye could not read his mind), as well as Biological Manipulation (Purgatory transforms both physical and spiritual aspects of beings), Perception Manipulation, Poison, Heat, and Cold (Lives in Purgatory without being affected by its extreme environment) Paralysis Inducement in his Prime (Was the original holder of the Commandment of "Love"
Attack Potency: At least City level (Much stronger than Gilthunder. Effortlessly destroyed Baste Dungeon, which could withstand attacks from 10 Town level Tyrant Dragons. Easily defeatedUnsealed Second form Dale after he stopped holding back), higher with Demon Mark (Has a power level of 4400, which is higher than most of the Sins. Easily stomped Ban after he added Meliodas’ strength to his own), Mountain level with Lostvayne (Easily sliced apart an Albion with air slashes), higher with Wrath (Gained a power level of 10,300, significantly higher than Matrona, after managing to control his power) | At least Large Mountain level+ (Effortlessly defeated Base Galand, overpowered an injured Drole), Island level with Demon Mark (Destroyed Danafor and left a large hole. Overpowered Gloxinia and Drole) | At least Island level (Stronger than his previous Demon Mark and comparable to Estarossa. Stomped Derieri and removed a large section of her rib cage), likely Large Island level with Demon Mark (Should be comparable to Sariel and Tarmiel), Large Island level+ with Assault Mode (While only partially transformed, he broke Melascula's Dark Cocoon, which he couldn’t do in his Demon Mark state. Casually defeated Near-Noon Escanor, whose power level at the time was 114,000) | Likely Large Island level (Should be comparable if not stronger than his previous Demon Mark state), at least Large Island level+, likely Small Country level with Demon Mark (Ludoshel was wary of facing him by himself without the help of Sariel and Tarmiel. He said his powers would cancel out Elizabeth’s power), Small Country level with Assault Mode (Stronger than Full Power Zeldris. Zeldris implied that he could defeat The One Escanor)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Reflected Gilthunder’s Lightning), likely higher with Demon Mark and Wrath (Attacked faster then Ban could see even after he’d absorbed all of Meliodas’ base power, and should be even faster with his Wrath) | At least Massively Hypersonic+ (Blitzed base Galand who evaded Merlin’s teleportation), higher with Demon Mark (Faster than before) | At least Massively Hypersonic+, likely higher (Faster than his previous Demon Mark, is physically comparable to base Zeldris), higher with Demon Mark (Blitzed Fraudrin, should be on par with the Archangels), higher with Assault Mode (Faster than Near-Noon Escanor) | At least Massively Hypersonic+, likely higher (Should be faster than his previous Demon Mark), higher with Demon Mark (Should be faster than Ludoshel), higher with Assault Mode (Should be faster than Full Power Zeldris)
Lifting Strength: Class G (His arm wrestle with Ban wrecked Baste Dungeon), higher with Demon Mark and Wrath | At least Class G, higher with Demon Mark | At least Class G, higher with Demon Mark, higher with Assault Mode | At least Class G, higher with Demon Mark, higher with Assault Mode
Striking Strength: At least City Class, higher with Demon Mark, Mountain Class with Lostvayne, higher with Wrath | At least Large Mountain Class+, Island Class with Demon Mark | At least Island Class, likely Large Island Class with Demon Mark, Large Island Class+ with Assault Mode | Likely Large Island Class, at least Large Island Class+, likely Small Country Class with Demon Mark, Small Country Class with Assault Mode
Durability: At least City level (Took attacks from Gilthunder), higher with Demon Mark (Took attacks from Ban who had drained all of Base Meliodas’ strength in addition to his own), at least Mountain level with Wrath (Far more durable than Matrona) | At least Large Mountain level+ (More durable than Base Galand), Island level with Demon Mark (Took attacks from Drole) | At least Island level (More durable than his previous Demon Mark state), likely Large Island level with Demon Mark (Should be comparable to Sariel and Tarmiel), Large Island level+ with Assault Mode (Took attacks from Near-Noon Escanor) | Likely Large Island level (Should be comparable if not stronger than his previous Demon Mark state), at least Large Island level+, likely Small Country level with Demon Mark, Small Country level with Assault Mode (More durable than Full Power Zeldris)
Stamina: Superhuman. On more than one occasion he has taken long barrages of attacks from comparable or stronger characters in order to receive as much damage as possible, and kept fighting.
Range: Extended melee range, tens of kilometers with Power of Darkness
Standard Equipment: Dragon Handle | Liz's Sword | Lostvayne
Intelligence: Meliodas has shown himself to be an extremely skilled fighter with over 3000 years of experience. He has shown especially skilled swordplay, and he has a number of versatile techniques that he routinely uses in battle.
Weaknesses: Formerly lost the capacity for rational thought when succumbed to Wrath. All Demons are vulnerable to Holy Magic, as it breaks down Darkness particles. Note however that high-level demons have shown to take only minor damage from beings near their own level, implying the vulnerability is not extreme. The regeneration used by demons heals injuries but not the "damage" dealt. In practical terms, this has shown to mean that the more a demon regenerates the weaker they get, eventually reaching the point where they no longer have the energy to regenerate at all.
Demon: Meliodas is a high-level demon and can access his demonic biology to give himself a boost in physical ability and various other advantages. Meliodas can activate and deactivate his demon mark at will. At night, his magic power increases.
- Assault Mode: This simply refers to Meliodas returning to the full extent of his power as when he led the Ten Commandments in the past. It is not a "transformation" in the usual sense of the word. His total power level in this form is 142000. Meliodas exudes a miasma that causes weaker beings to feel sick, even ones as powerful as Post-Training King.
Power of Darkness: As part of his demon biology, Meliodas can generate solid darkness from his body which he can manipulate and shape as well as project outward from himself. He can use this black matter for a variety of offensive, defensive, and supplementary purposes. One of Meliodas' favored attacks is to create large pillars of darkness energy.
- Enhanced Durability: Demons can use their black matter as a thin but powerful layer of armor to enhance their defensive capability.
- Flight: When the substance covers his body he can use it to manifest wings and fly.
- Self Healing: Demons can use the dark substance to pull their bodies back together, mend burn injuries, etc. However, they cannot regenerate destroyed hearts, and damage stays with the demon despite the wound being healed. This has been shown to mean that powerful enough attacks cannot be regenerated by a weaker demon, and they will eventually run out of enough energy and not be able to continue regenerating. Demon blood has also shown to possess potent regenerative properties, demonstrated when Fraudrin (through Dreyfus) regenerates Gray Demon Hendrickson from just a head, half a torso, and an arm.
- Weapon Creation: The black matter can be used to form various offensive constructs such as large claws or weapons. These constructs enhance melee attacks a considerable amount.
Immortality Curse: Meliodas was cursed with a type of immortality by the Demon King. He doesn't age physically, and every time he dies his soul enters Purgatory, where the Demon King eats some of his emotions, resulting in an increase in power for Meliodas. His soul then returns to his body and he revives, more powerful than when he died. It is important to note, however, that the revival process takes about a month to complete and so is inapplicable in most combat scenarios.
Sensing: High-level demons can sense magic energy from considerable distances away, hundreds of miles.
Soul Extraction and Absorption: Demons can extract souls and absorb them to restore their magic power as well as gain the knowledge of their victim. Both lesser demons and high-level demons have been shown extracting many souls at once from a distance, although some seem to prefer using touch to extract souls. When a soul is eaten it is completely destroyed, removing the victim from the cycle of reincarnation. It is important to note that Meliodas, as the good protagonist, has not used this ability.
Telepathy: Like several other high-level demons, Meliodas has displayed basic telepathy. He spoke directly to Dreyfus, who was being possessed by Fraudrin, and momentarily helped him regain his senses, and he guarded his mind against Drole's Magical Eye.
After returning to his Assault Mode, Meliodas absorbed five of the ten Commandments into himself in order to gain power in the same realm as the Demon King.
Pacifism: Anyone who kills in Meliodas' presence will have their remaining lifetime stolen from them, aging rapidly to death.
Patience: The effects of its curse are currently unknown.
Piety: Anyone who turns their back on Meliodas to flee will be treated as though they committed an act of "treachery" against him, forcing them into obedience to the Demon King and by extension Meliodas himself.
Repose: The effects of its curse are currently unknown.
Selflessness: Those with feelings of greed or selfishness lose their memories, emotions, and sense of self.
Admonition: Meliodas can extract the commandments of others, summon them at will, and absorb them into himself.
Full Counter: Meliodas can reflect magic attacks back at his opponent with at least double the original power, provided he properly times his counter. Meliodas has shown to be able to reflect several attacks at once, provided they are all coming directly to him. For simultaneous spaced out attacks, Meliodas can take advantage of Lostvayne's clone ability to counter them all at once.
- Counter Vanish: Rather than reflecting an attack, Meliodas can disperse it, nullifying it. He used his palm to do it rather than his sword, although there is no indication that he has to use his palm.
- Revenge Counter: Meliodas lowers his magic power so that he can take as much damage as he can handle. After he has "charged" himself with enough damage he returns all of it in a single massive energy attack aimed directly at his opponent. It is shown to be his last resort.
Hellblaze: Meliodas can generate the black purgatory fire of the Demon Clan, capable of nullifying the regeneration of "immortals" like Ban. Hellblaze can be coated on Meliodas' body or weapon through Enchant: Hellblaze to enhance his strikes. He can also create fireballs in his hands that explode into large infernos and releases large blasts from his sword. The black fire cannot be put out normally and was able to burn down the Fairy King's Forest despite the Forest being immune to natural fire.
- Divine Slayer: One of Meliodas' more powerful techniques that requires him to heighten his senses and power to their limit. He coats his sword in black flames and unleashes a large slash of fire at his target.
- Divine 1,000 Slices: A derivative technique of Divine Slayer (the two are written the same in Japanese) Meliodas releases an aura of purgatory fire around his entire body and charges his opponent, quickly slicing them repeatedly.
Lostvayne: Meliodas' Sacred Treasure is a curved sword far superior to normal weapons. At the same power level, Lostvayne could cut through an Albion with air slashes while a normal blade couldn't make a dent in it.
- Physical Clone: Lostvayne allows Meliodas to make physical clones of himself. The number of clones determines the power level of each one. For instance, a single clone has half of Meliodas' power level, and that halved power level is divided evenly among each individual clone. So four clones would each have one-eighth the power level of the original Meliodas. The clones can fight on Meliodas' behalf, serve as distractions, as well as use Full Counter. Note that Meliodas is not weakened at all by making clones.
Key: Sealed | Unsealed | Post-Revival | Prime
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