Nanatsu no Taizai Characters: Who are the Seven Sins in Nanatsu no Taizai

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Nanatsu no Taizai(Seven Deadly Sins). This anime is about the Seven Sins, who were framed for a crime they didn’t commit. A group of warriors whose strength and power are unmatched such as Escanor and Meliodas. We’ll tell you more about the characters and their original powers that make this show worth watching.

So if you’re one of those people who can’t choose what anime to watch before reading a synopsis, or you’ve already started watching an anime but want to make sure you’re not missing any details, this article is perfect for you!

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Seven Sins in Nanatsu no Taizai

1. Meliodas (Dragon’s Sin of Wrath)

Meliodas (Dragon's Sin of Wrath)

The first character and Mortal Sin show us that we should not judge warriors by their names; the small and humorous Meliodas is not exactly the picture of anger. But make no mistake, his size, and youthful appearance hide great power. This one, the Captain of the Seven Sins, is already over 3,000 years old.

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Meliodas is the first Sin to be found by Princess Elizabeth after she was told about the situation in the kingdom. He agrees to help her find the other team members. Confident, playful, and a bit perverted, Meliodas owns Chapéu de Boar bar and is always accompanied by his talking pig friend, Hawk.

His good humor and kind nature hide a painful past, struggling family life, and deep scars that will never heal.

Clan: Demon
Age: over 3,000 years
Height: 1.52 m
Powers:

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  • Hellblaze: demonic power to create flames and control devastating black flames capable of nullifying regenerative abilities.
  • Full Counter: reflective power capable of “returning” blows launched by the opponent.

Sacred Treasure: the Lostvayne Demonic Sword Power
Level: 142,000

2. Diane (Sin of Envy )

Diane (Sin of Envy )

Diane has a lot of personality traits that make her unique. She’s sensitive and insecure but also means and aggressive sometimes. Many people think she has a temper, but she deeply feels things, and her heart is big.v

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Giants are creatures of great power and strength due to their deep connection with nature.

With her undying love for Meliodas, Diane is jealous of any woman who shows interest in the Captain, including Elizabeth. Though they become friends and Elizabeth becomes Diane’s favorite person, she can’t help but resent the princess for gaining Meliodas’ affection.

Clan: Giants
Age: Approximately 750 years
Height: 9.15 m (Giant size) / 1.65 m (Human size)
Powers: Creation, the ability to shape and control the earth as you please, using the ground to form towers, bend irons, communicate or create weapons. The user can even turn his own body into metal.
Sacred Treasure: Gideon Warhammer
Power level: 8,000, but can reach 48,000

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3. Ban (Fox Sin of Greed)

Ban (Fox Sin of Greed)

Ban represents the sin of Greed. Despite his battle aggression and conquering nature, he’s more laid-back in everyday life. He also always puts his friends first. Or second, since your highest priority is Elaine–the woman he loves and would love to hold in his arms.

Ban is tall, slender, and has well-defined muscles. But he also knows how to cook well. His immortality also sets him apart from others- some followers believe he’s masochistic.

Clan: Human/Immortal
Age: 43 years
Height: 2.10 m
Powers: Snatch, the ability to pick up/steal objects, and even the capabilities of other creatures without needing physical touch.
Sacred Treasure: Sacred Baton Courechouse
Power Level: 3,220

4. Harlequin (Grizzly Sin of Sloth)

Harlequin (Grizzly Sin of Sloth)

The real name of this Sin is Harlequin, but it is better known as the King; he’s a fairy king and protector of the Forest of Fairies and the Fountain of Youth within it.

King can be hard to read at first. He has a young-looking appearance and is often treated as if he were the same age as Meliodas. But King has wisdom and maturity well beyond his years, although he also tends to cry easily and care deeply about his friends.

He secretly loves Diane and worries constantly about his sister, Elaine.

Clan: Fairy
Age: over 1,300 years
Height: 1.60 m
Powers:

  • Levitation
  • Transformation
  • Disaster: absolute control over life and death, which can turn simple wounds into deadly wounds. It also makes its user able to manipulate plant development.

Sacred Treasure: Spiritual Spear Chastiefol
Power level: 40,000, but can reach 41,600

5. Gowther (Goat Sin of Lust)

Gowther (Goat Sin of Lust)

Gowther is a puppet that the Sorcerer created. His androgynous appearance is because his creator created him as male, but with the woman he loved arriving, his creator made his appearance female to fit her preferred gender.

He has no feelings or emotions, and it’s difficult for him to socialize. When he does, he is very observant and logical about what he sees. Still, he always seems like a good person at heart who tries to understand social interactions through the relationship between Ban and Meliodas.

Clan: Unidentified
Age: 3000+ Years
Height: 1.75 m
Powers: With Invasion, able to manipulate memories and souls.
Holy Treasure: Double Herritt Bow Power
Level: 35,000

6. Merlin (Boar Sin of Gluttony)

Merlin (Boar Sin of Gluttony)

Merlin, the greatest witch in Britain, would generally appear to humans as an attractive woman (though she has an unpronounceable name). Her true form is that of a little girl, though she is over 3,100 years old.

Although mysterious and kind, she has a motherly side. She also takes great care of those she loves. She is extremely intelligent and enjoys learning everything she can, so much so that she’s even been known to suspend time.

On the one hand, she has a playful side who loves to tease and goad her friends. On the other hand, she has a more serious side- someone who knows how to rise to the occasion and guide the team.

Clan: Unidentified
Age: 3000+ Years
Height: 1.77 m
Powers: Through her Infinity ability, she can keep all her spells active for as long as she likes.
Holy Treasure: Morning Star Aldan
Power level: 4,750 so far, but with an undefined maximum range

7. Escanor (Lion Sin of Pride)

Escanor (Lion Sin of Pride)

Escanor is a powerful character with many different facets. To get to know him, you’ll have to live alongside him day and night. His personality and powers will change according to the time of day. For example, during the day, he can be arrogant, but at night his power wanes as he walks away from his daytime brilliance.

Once his powers were awoken, and he accidentally broke his brother’s arm, the prince became an outcast in the Kingdom of Castellio. He was treated like an out-of-control menace wherever he went until he found Merlin and Meliodas. There, he seemed to find new friends who could love him unconditionally.

Wrath is a powerful member of the Seven Deadly Sins, who is recognized as such even by Meliodas.

Clan: Human
Age: 40 years
Height: 1.77 m
Powers: Sunshine. Peaking at midday, this power causes Escanor to radiate intense waves of light and heat that can even melt metal.
Holy Treasure: Rhitta Divine Ax Power
level: can reach 114,000

The alleged crime of the Seven Sins

Right off the bat, we see a flashback in the anime that shows an essential moment in the series. The Holy Knights were massacred as they protected the kingdom of the Liones. It’s later discovered that the Seven Deadly Sins are traitors to everyone, despite their initial appearance as noble individuals.

“After the episode, the Seven Sins disappeared.” Many people thought they were dead, while others made them into legendary figures and thought they could still return.

Years later, Elizabeth Liones, the third princess of the Kingdom of Liones, sets out to find the Seven Deadly Sins. One said that the Holy Knights were planning a coup d’etat with the king. Suspicious that the past isn’t quite how it’s supposed to be, she aims to find the Deadly Sins for some help.

Author - Rohit
I am Rohit, an author at Otakukan. I was born and raised in Banglore, India. I have always loved watching anime and reading manga. In college, I started writing my own stories and creating my own characters.