Meliodas is the main protagonist of the manga series, ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ written and illustrated by Nakaba Suzuki. The story is set in a fictitious place in a time period that draws influence from the European Middle Ages. The series makes many references to a variety of traditions such as Christianity (the concept of the seven deadly sins, the Ten Commandments, etc.) and the Arthurian Legend.
In this fantasy world, Meliodas is the leader of the Seven Deadly Sins. He signifies the sin of Wrath and bears a dragon symbol on his shoulder. His goal is to break the curse that the Demon King put on him and his lover, the goddess Elizabeth. He also promises to help Elizabeth find the other Sins and stop the Knights’ plan of starting a war.
His appearance is exactly that of an adolescent but in reality, he is so much older. He is actually a demon whose age is over three thousand years. He is very short compared to other characters and has messy blond hair and green eyes.
His child-like appearance is also enhanced by the lack of facial hair. Despite looking like a kid, he is quite muscular and shown to possess abdominal muscles.
The most interesting aspect of his physical appearance is the dragon symbol on his left arm. The wanted poster of Meliodas shows a much older man and does not look like his adolescent appearance at all. He may have the ability to morph his appearance just like King.
What is his origin story and past?
Many years ago, Meliodas used to live in Danafor, a kingdom where he even served as a Knight. He is revealed later on to be the Demon King’s son who destroyed the entire Danafor kingdom in a rage. This was because of the death of his beloved Liz, which led to him becoming completely consumed with his wrath.
Meliodas went on to form the Seven Deadly Sins after this. This comprised a group of seven criminals who would work under the leadership of Meliodas. But they were all forced to disperse and go into hiding after their group was framed for a murder.
What is Meliodas’ power?
Meliodas is extremely agile and powerful. Being a demon, he can tap into his demonic abilities, and summon immensely dark energy to increase both his defense and offense.
His signature move is ‘Full Counter’, an ability that allows him to dodge and send back magical attacks toward the attacker with even greater force. He also has various weapons such as the Dragon Handle, Liz’s sword, and Lostvayne.