The Salvation of the Sun「太陽の救済, Taiyō no Kyūsai」 is the 297th chapter of the manga, Nanatsu no Taizai.
Mael calls it fate that he was reunited with someone he had once fought, wondering if this is also thanks to the Grace. Escanor identifies him as Estarossa of the Ten Commandments before calling him Mael of the Four Archangels. Diane exclaims about how Escanor's a wreck and Gowther agrees, prompting Hawk to point out how badly he's wrecked as well. Escanor tries telling them to stop since he feels like a disgrace but Elizabeth casts Invigorate on him, healing all his wounds. Escanor then remarks on how Mael seemed to have perfect timing to catch him and Mael reveals King has been watching through his Spirit Spear this entire time. King then points out they must be in trouble if even Escanor was defeated with ease. Escanor recalls the situation at Camelot before telling Mael he heard a lot about him from Ludociel, like how his magic, Sunshine, is his Grace.
Escanor pleads for Mael to help and offers to return Sunshine to him in order to fight. However, Mael refuses to take the Grace back. He explains how his Grace abandoned him when he fell into darkness and waited eons to choose Escanor as its new owner, which means he's no longer worthy of it. Escanor asks him to take it back again, revealing he barely has enough life to support Sunshine any longer and that they can't beat the Demons without it. Seeing Mael still hesitant, Escanor then asserts he'll let him "borrow" it instead. Crying, Escanor asks him to help protect the ones he loves. At Camelot, Zeldris exchanges blows with First Form: Chastiefol. Nearby, Merlin inwardly notes that she still needs ten more minutes to complete her incantation before asking Meliodas not to wake up any time soon.
Meanwhile, the Original Demon breaks his weapons out of Ludociel's Arks. Ludociel then proclaims he'll show off his power as the leader of the Four Archangels before using Lightning Spree, assaulting the Original Demon from all directions with lightning, injuring him. Hendrickson exclaims in shock at this since not even Escanor could harm him. The Original Demon tries firing Hellblaze Omega but Ludociel blocks it with Sparking Drive. The Sinner fires Hellblaze Omega again, this time, pushing Ludociel back, much to his shock. Ludociel questions how that move got stronger before hitting the Original Demon with Ark. The Original Demon then fires Hellblaze Omega once more, pushing Ludociel into Merlin. Ludociel apologises before questioning how the Original Demon's energy output keeps increasing despite him taking damage.
He then notices that the Original Demon's body is breaking down on its own and when Merlin tells Ludociel to stop attacking him, the Original Demon reveals his magic: Crisis, the more damage he takes, the more power he gains in proportion. He explains that his body is naturally breaking down because he went against the Demon King's punishment and reformed. As Ludociel calls it a contest of stamina, Merlin realises if the Sinner gets any stronger, it'll be impossible to hold out before he dies. The Original Demon then charges at Ludociel, claiming he doesn't mind giving up his life for the sake of the new Demon King. Suddenly, a beam of light breaks through the clouds and as the Original Demon realises something is dispelling his Darkness, Mael tells the night to vanish before his Grace. The night then completely disappears and Zeldris welcomes Mael back as the Archangel stands in the sky with a Cruel Sun as the Seven Deadly Sins stand nearby.
Q324. Honey Magic-san (From Ooita prefecture): Is Mael's personality mixed to Day Escanor?
Nakaba: Being Day Escanor is Night Escanor's (original) wish of a sort.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- Elizabeth Liones
- Original Demon