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Cain vs. Meliodafu is the second battle of the semi-finals in the Vaizel Fight Festival, and is between Cain and Meliodas, who has joined the tournament under the name of "Meliodafu".


As Diane apologizes to Elizabeth for ruining her clothes, and Taizoo expresses his surprise at a Holy Knight being defeated, Cain and Meliodas head inside the ring, their battle having been announced. While both of them are being cheered on, Meliodas states that his having to fight the elderly man who gave him directions before is a coincidence, and also adds that Cain's having defeated "Old Fart" did not seem like a coincidence.[1]


Cain replies that the world ran on fortuity and necessity, and also that while both him and Meliodas entering the Fight Festival on this day may be a coincidence, him entering the tournament was not. He also questions his opponent, after stating that he became certain when he heard the name "Meliodafu", whether he is Meliodas' son. He is greatly bewildered and shocked when Meliodas answers that he is the man himself. Cain initially refuses to believe so, adding that if Meliodas were alive, he would be in his thirties. Meliodas, stating that he didn't know who his opponent was, questions him as to what if he was the Meliodas whom Cain knew.[2]

As Love Helm begins their battle, Cain states that he found Meliodas' identity hard to believe, but that if he were Meliodas himself; before finishing his statement, he attacks his opponent repeatedly, all of which are blocked, and then jumps back. Removing his cloak and revealing a shirt with a symbol inside, Cain declares that he will not forgive someone like Meliodas, who betrayed the kingdom he swore to protect, the people, the person most important to [him], and everything [he] stood for. Meliodas then recognizes the symbol on Cain's shirt, as Danafor's symbol.[3]

Meliodsa using Counter Vanish.

In the ring, Cain uses his ability to create fire in the form of a fireball from his hands, and questions Meliodas for the reason he destroyed the kingdom, a question that alarms him. Cain then releases the fireball, and Meliodas appears to be unable to defend himself. When Diane cheers on, and King proposes his theory that Meliodas is injured from his previous fight, Ban explains that Meliodas is, in fact, not defending willingly. Cain continues his attacks, all the while continuing to question his opponent as to the reasons he killed the people of the kingdom, his comrades, and Liz. Cain, ending his attacks, then releases a giant fireball towards Meliodas. The latter replies to Cain's series of questions that he had tried to protect them, but failed, and that this failure is his sin. He lifts his hand, and with his palm facing the incoming attack, folds his thumb and little finger, using a technique that completely disperses the attack, and Cain immediately recognizes as Counter Vanish.[4]

Meliodas' use of Counter Vanish convinces Cain of his identity, as Meliodas replies that he has come to remember Cain as well, revealing his full name, nickname and ability as Cain Barzad, The Flame Barzad, and Blaze, respectively. The Holy Knight walks towards his opponent, and questions whether he can believe the claim that Meliodas did not betray Danafor. When Meliodas affirms so, Cain hugs him in happiness, and while expressing his emotions, explains that he found Danafor to be completely destroyed when he returned from his mission, and that rumors of Meliodas having destroyed it turned his doubts into suspicion. He adds that he is very happy to have met a comrade from the past, and then forfeits the match when Love Helm interjects.[5]


Commenting Meliodas to be as naive as always for not reflecting his attack, Cain then walks away from the ring, stating his intentions to watch the finals. As he walks towards Howzer and Taizoo, he greets them and questions if they have more energy, which they affirm.[6]


  1. Chapter 38  , Page 14-16
  2. Chapter 38  , Page 16-18
  3. Chapter 38  , Page 19-20
  4. Chapter 39  , Page 2-12
  5. Chapter 39  , Page 12-15
  6. Chapter 39  , Page 15-16


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Holy Knight Saga
Introduction arc: Meliodas vs. Twigo
Forest of White Dreams arc: Meliodas vs. Gilthunder
Baste Dungeon arc: Diane vs. Friesia  •  Ban vs. Jericho  •  Meliodas vs. Golgius  •  Meliodas vs. Diane  •  Meliodas vs. Ruin  •  Ban vs. Jude
Capital of the Dead arc: Meliodas vs. Oslo  •  Ban vs. King (Part 1)  •  Ban vs. King (Part 2)  •  Meliodas, Diane & Ban vs. Guila  •  King vs. Guila
Vaizel Fight Festival arc: Meliodas vs. Griamore  •  Gilthunder & Howzer vs. Northern Barbarians  •  Griamore vs. Matrona  •  Howzer vs. Taizoo  •  Cain vs. Old Fart  •  Meliodafu vs. Baan  •  Matrona vs. Howzer  •  Cain vs. Meliodafu  •  Meliodafu vs. Matrona  •  Ban vs. Jericho  •  Meliodas vs. Guila  •  King vs. Guila & Jericho  •  King vs. Helbram  •  Meliodas vs. Helbram  •  Diane vs. Helbram
Armor Giant arc: Dawn Roar vs. Armor Giant  •  Seven Deadly Sins vs. Dale
Kingdom Infiltration arc: Meliodas, Ban & Gowther vs. Holy Knights of Liones  •  Arthur Pendragon vs. Hendrickson  •  Diane vs. Holy Knights  •  Howzer & Guila vs. Dreyfus, Helbram, Jericho & Gilthunder  •  Gowther vs. Slader  •  Gowther vs. Dreyfus  •  King vs. Helbram  •  Meliodas & Arthur Pendragon vs. Hendrickson & Gilthunder  •  Meliodas vs. Hendrickson, Gilthunder & Vivian  •  Gilthunder vs. Hendrickson  •  Holy Knights of Liones vs. New Generation Holy Knights/Demon Hybrids  •  Meliodas vs. Ban  •  Dreyfus & Griamore vs. Hendrickson  •  Seven Deadly Sins vs. Hendrickson  •  Holy Knights of Liones vs. Hendrickson  •  Meliodas vs. Hendrickson
Ten Commandments Saga
Post-Kingdom Infiltration arc: Meliodas vs. Dogedo
Albion arc: Diane vs. Gowther  •  Meliodas, Merlin, Arthur and the Holy Knights of Camelot vs. Albion  •  Ban vs. Gerheade  •  King vs. Albion  •  Meliodas, Diane, Merlin, Slader & the Holy Knights of Camelot vs. Galand
Istar arc: Gilthunder, Howzer & Griamore vs. Red Demon  •  Hendrickson, Gilthunder, Howzer & Griamore vs. Gray Demon  •  Gilthunder & Howzer vs. Clay Dragon  •  Meliodas vs. King  •  Meliodas vs. Galand
Ravens arc: Deldry, Arden & Waillo vs. Fraudrin  •  Ban vs. Galand & Melascula  •  Escanor vs. Galand & Melascula
Great Fight Festival arc: Denzel & Deathpierce vs. Fraudrin  •  Diane, Gilthunder, Howzer & Gilfrost vs. Earth Crawler  •  Elizabeth & Elaine vs. Torah & Jigumo  •  Meliodas & Ban vs. Dolzzo & Calzzo  •  Diane & King vs. Drole Golem & Gloxinia Servant  •  Gowther & Jericho vs. Escanor & Hawk  •  Meliodas vs. Drole & Gloxinia  •  Meliodas vs. Ten Commandments
Defensive Battle for Liones arc: Escanor vs. Estarossa  •  Derieri vs. Nerobasta  •  Meliodas vs. Derieri & Monspeet  •  Merlin vs. Grayroad  •  Hendrickson, Zaratras & Dreyfus vs. Fraudrin  •  Meliodas vs. Fraudrin
Memories of the Holy War arc: Diane & King vs. Drole & Gloxinia  •  Meliodas, Diane & King vs. Calmadios  •  Ten Commandments vs. Four Archangels  •  Elizabeth vs. Derieri & Monspeet
Corand arc: Seven Deadly Sins vs. Melascula  •  Meliodas vs. Escanor
Prelude to the New Holy War arc: Seven Deadly Sins vs. Chandler  •  Drole & Gloxinia vs. Chandler  •  Arthur Pendragon vs. Meliodas, Zeldris, Cusack & Chandler
New Holy War arc: Search-and-Destroy Force vs. Demons  •  Monspeet & Derieri vs. Estarossa  •  Sariel & Tarmiel vs. Estarossa  •  Meliodas, Ban & Wild vs. Demon King  •  Gowther, King, Sariel, Tarmiel & Derieri vs. Mael  •  Gowther, King, Diane & Elizabeth vs. Mael  •  Assault Force vs. Zeldris, Chandler & Cusack  •  Seven Deadly Sins & Four Archangels vs. Zeldris & Original Demon  •  Seven Deadly Sins, Four Archangels & Zeldris vs. Demon King
Unnamed Saga
Current arc: Seven Deadly Sins vs. Chimera Indura  •  Seven Deadly Sins & Elizabeth Liones vs. Demon King
Oneshot: Meliodas vs. Alioni (Oneshot)
Side Story 1: Ban vs. Red Demon
Vampires of Edinburgh: Zaratras vs. Doni  •  Ban vs. Holy Knights of Edinburgh/Vampires  •  Ban vs. Orlondi  •  Diane, King & Gowther vs. Mod & Ganne  •  Escanor vs. Izraf  •  Meliodas vs. Gelda & Ren
Side Story 3: Diane & Matrona vs. Gannon & Holy Knights