Nanatsu no Taizai Wiki
Advertisement
Nanatsu no Taizai Wiki

The Darkness Comes Down「闇は降り立つ, Yami wa Oritatsu」 is the 173rd chapter of the manga, Nanatsu no Taizai.

Short Summary

Meliodas attempts to finish off Drole and Gloxinia but the rest of the Ten Commandments unexpectedly appear, trapping Meliodas.

Long Summary

After cutting through Drole's left shoulder, Meliodas lands and immediately jumps back up, unleashing Kamichigiri. However, Drole defended him and Gloxinia against the large wave of Hellblaze using Heavy Metal. Using this opportunity, Gloxinia summons Basquias' Form Seven: Moon Rose to cast Inochi no Shizuku on himself, healing his wounds. He promptly does so for Drole after the Giant falters to his knees. Meliodas then appears next to Gloxinia to punch him but the Fairy evades by moving back a long distance. Undeterred, Meliodas appears behind Gloxinia and lets out a flurry of slashes, which Gloxinia dodges gracefully. He attempts to launch an attack, only for Meliodas to appear above him and elbow him to the ground.

When Meliodas attempts to slash Gloxinia, a recuperated Drole immediately summons Giga Pick, creating a large diamond to impale Meliodas. Evading the pick, Meliodas then kicks Drole across the face, sending him back. Watching, Escanor calls Meliodas incredible for gaining the upper hand against two of the Ten Commandments with ease. Gowther clarifies that Meliodas is constantly making sure one of them is down so he can fight the other one-on-one, which is only possible because of Meliodas's strength. King then says that it's obvious that Meliodas is still holding back a bit and that it's clear he at least knows the Ten Commandments.

Ban recalls how Galand called Meliodas a traitor to the Demon Clan before asserting that in the end, "The Cap'n is still the Cap'n." Diane admits she doesn't know what they're talking about but says that Meliodas doesn't seem to have an underlying motive and is a genuinely good person, like King. When Gowther tries to add that "The enemy of my enemy is my friend," King asserts he still hasn't forgiven him. Intently watching, Elizabeth wishes for Meliodas to come back safely. As they both struggle to get up, Gloxinia calls Meliodas as strong and as sentimental as ever before questioning why he's allied himself with irredeemable Humans.

Drole then claims Meliodas could even become the Demon King if he wanted but because he can't fight unemotionally, he'll face a miserable defeat. Mildly surprised that despair has warped them this much, Meliodas raises Lostvayne and prepares to kill them. Suddenly, 7 unknown objects crash into the ground around Meliodas. Still watching through Gilfrost's crystal ball, Arthur exclaims something came out of the sky from every direction. As King and Diane stare in awe from the magic they're feeling, Gowther realises Meliodas released too much bloodlust during his fight while Hendrickson claims this is the worst possible thing that could've happened. Ban then yells at Meliodas to get out of there. The smoke created from the objects landing clears to reveal the rest of the Ten Commandments surrounding Meliodas, with Zeldris facing down Meliodas directly.

Question Corner

Q161. Ichigo (From Saitama Prefecture): Does Dreyfus keep his hair long because that's the way Fraudrin likes it?

Nakaba: Yup!!

Characters in Order of Appearance

Gallery

Site Navigation

[v · e · ?]
Manga
Chapters
Volume 1: 1  •  2  •  3  •  4  •  5
Volume 2: 6  •  7  •  8  •  9  •  10  •  11  •  12  •  13  •  14
Volume 3: 15  •  16  •  17  •  18  •  19  •  20  •  21  •  22  •  Extra 1
Volume 4: 23  •  24  •  25  •  26  •  27  •  28  •  29  •  Gaiden 1
Volume 5: 30  •  31  •  32  •  33  •  34  •  35  •  36  •  37  •  Extra 2
Volume 6: 38  •  39  •  40  •  41  •  42  •  43  •  44  •  45  •  46
Volume 7: 47  •  48  •  49  •  50  •  51  •  52  •  53  •  54
Volume 8: 55  •  56  •  57  •  58  •  59  •  60  •  61  •  62  •  Extra 3
Volume 9: 63  •  64  •  65  •  66  •  67  •  68  •  69  •  70  •  71
Volume 10: 72  •  73  •  Gaiden 2  •  74  •  75  •  76  •  77  •  78
Volume 11: 79  •  80  •  81  •  82  •  83  •  84  •  85  •  86  •  Extra 4
Volume 12: 87  •  88  •  89  •  90  •  91  •  92  •  93  •  94  •  95  •  Extra 7
Volume 13: 96  •  97  •  98  •  99  •  100  •  101  •  102  •  103  •  104  •  Extra 5
Volume 14: 105  •  106  •  107  •  108  •  109  •  110  •  111  •  112  •  113
Volume 15: 114  •  115  •  116  •  117  •  118  •  119  •  120  •  121  •  Extra 8
Volume 16: 122  •  123  •  124  •  125  •  126  •  Gaiden 3  •  127
Volume 17: 128  •  129  •  130  •  131  •  132  •  133  •  134  •  135
Volume 18: 136  •  137  •  138  •  139  •  140  •  141  •  142  •  143  •  144
Volume 19: 145  •  146  •  147  •  148  •  149  •  150  •  151  •  152  •  153
Volume 20: 154  •  155  •  156  •  157  •  158  •  159  •  160  •  161  •  162
Volume 21: 163  •  164  •  165  •  166  •  167  •  168  •  169  •  170  •  Extra 9
Volume 22: 171  •  172  •  173  •  174  •  175  •  176  •  177  •  178  •  179
Volume 23: 180  •  181  •  182  •  183  •  184  •  185  •  186  •  187  •  188
Volume 24: 189  •  190  •  191  •  192  •  193  •  194  •  195  •  196  •  197  •  Extra 10
Volume 25: 198  •  199  •  200  •  201  •  202  •  203  •  204  •  205  •  206
Volume 26: 207  •  208  •  209  •  210  •  211  •  Gaiden 4  •  212  •  213  •  Extra 11  •  Extra 12  •  Extra 16
Volume 27: 214  •  215  •  216  •  217  •  218  •  219  •  220  •  221  •  222
Volume 28: 223  •  224  •  225  •  226  •  227  •  228  •  229  •  230  •  231
Volume 29: 232  •  233  •  234  •  235  •  236  •  237  •  238  •  239  •  240  •  Extra 14
Volume 30: 241  •  242  •  243  •  244  •  245  •  246  •  247  •  248  •  249
Volume 31: 250  •  251  •  252  •  253  •  254  •  255  •  256  •  257  •  258
Volume 32: 259  •  260  •  261  •  262  •  263  •  264  •  265  •  Extra 18  •  266  •  Extra 15  •  Extra 17  •  Extra 13
Volume 33: 267  •  268  •  269  •  270  •  271  •  272  •  273  •  274  •  275
Volume 34: 276  •  277  •  278  •  279  •  280  •  281  •  282  •  283  •  284  •  Extra 20
Volume 35: 285  •  286  •  287  •  288  •  289  •  290  •  291  •  292  •  293
Volume 36: 294  •  295  •  296  •  297  •  298  •  299  •  300  •  301  •  302  •  Extra 19
Volume 37: 303  •  304  •  305  •  306  •  307  •  308  •  309  •  310  •  311
Volume 38: 312  •  313  •  314  •  315  •  316  •  317  •  318  •  319  •  320
Volume 39: 321  •  322  •  323  •  324  •  325  •  326  •  327  •  Gaiden 5  •  328
Volume 40: 329  •  330  •  331  •  332  •  333  •  334  •  335  •  336  •  337
Volume 41: 338  •  339  •  340  •  341  •  342  •  343  •  344  •  345  •  346
Not in Volumes: Extra 21  •  Gaiden 6
Official Fanbook: Extra 6
Official Fanbook 2: Vampires of Edinburgh
Other Special Chapters
Miscellaneous: One Shot  •  Vampires of Edinburgh  •  The Queen of the Altar  •  Original Storybook
Fairy Tail x Nanatsu no Taizai: 4-koma  •  Christmas Special
Uno Gaiden: 1  •  2  •  3
Great Fight Festival arc
Chapters
150151152153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171172173174175176177
Episodes
15 (S2)16 (S2)17 (S2)18 (S2)19 (S2)20 (S2)
Fights and Events
Denzel & Deathpierce vs. FraudrinDiane, Gilthunder, Howzer & Gilfrost vs. Earth CrawlerElizabeth & Elaine vs. Torah & JigumoMeliodas & Ban vs. Dolzzo & CalzzoDiane & King vs. Drole Golem & Gloxinia ServantGowther & Jericho vs. Escanor & HawkMeliodas vs. Drole & GloxiniaMeliodas vs. Ten Commandments
Advertisement