- For other incarnations of the character, see Elizabeth (disambiguation)
Elizabeth「エリザベス」 is one of the highest-ranked members of the Goddess Clan and the Supreme Deity's daughter. She also is the original incarnation of Elizabeth Liones, as well as Meliodas' lover 3,000 years ago. Due to her helping members of the Demon Clan in the Holy War and by falling in love with one of them, Elizabeth was punished by the Demon King with a curse to reincarnate as a human and losing her memories, dying over and over again.
Elizabeth looks identical to Elizabeth Liones, except for a shorter fringe and with two pairs of wings on her back, the second pair smaller than the first. Her eyes are blue but manifest the symbol of a triskele in both her eyes whenever she uses her powers.
Elizabeth often wears a dark maroon tie over a white collared sleeveless dress that exposes her back, along with black leggings (removed in the anime) and cloth shoes adorned with a ribbon.
In her fight against her mother and the Demon King with Meliodas, Elizabeth wore dark pants with a dark top with buttons vertically coming down from the neck.
Elizabeth is an extremely benevolent individual, who prefers a more peaceful approach and doesn't enjoy fighting. She showed intense compassion for the Demon Clan, weeping over the lives of demons killed by Ludociel and purifying Derieri and Monspeet despite being aware that the Supreme Deity wouldn't forgive her for such actions. However, Elizabeth would do about anything for Meliodas as he is everything to her, even proclaiming she would fight five members of the famed Ten Commandments by herself if they planned on killing him. Her bravery was shown when she fought against her mother and the Demon King at Meliodas' side, even though they didn't have the power to defeat them.
Her title "Bloodstained Ellie" implies that Elizabeth was once ruthless towards the Demon Clan she slayed by her hand before she met Meliodas and fell in love with him, and now she wanted to make peace between all races in Britannia and end the war.
3,000 years ago
Being the daughter of the Supreme Deity, Elizabeth knew the Four Archangels since a young age. She was very close to their leader Ludociel's younger brother, Mael, feeling sorry to see his great loneliness and rejection, and encouraging him to be who he is and wants to be. When the Holy War occurred, Elizabeth became a feared warrior and was dreaded by the Demon Clan for her combat skill, earning the feared moniker of Bloodstained Ellie for the slaughter she inflicted upon her opponents.
At some later point while flying above the sky at the end of a battle, Elizabeth met the Demon King's oldest son and leader of the Commandments, Meliodas, who was in the nearest mountain. They eventually knew each other well during their clans' brief peace by reuniting in secret on the abandoned remains of Heaven's Theater, telling their wishes and lives with family, with Mael being the only one who knew about their meetings. This lead to the two to eventually fall in love with each other.
Despite her opposite nature to the Demon Clan, Elizabeth wanted to find a way to stay in peace with them and always rejected the idea of a Holy War, which Meliodas also wanted to stop, without knowing the severe consequences. Meliodas to betray the Demon Clan for her, starting the Holy War which she fought alongside him and their close friends, the kings Gloxinia and Drole as members of Stigma, an alliance of the Fairy, Giant and Goddess clans to fight the Demon Clan.
Shortly after the soul of King and Diane are sent back in time to inhabit the bodies of Gloxinia and Drole, Elizabeth appears before the two of them and Meliodas, preparing to go to the Valley of Fossils, which was under attack by an army of demons.
While Gloxinia, Drole, and Meliodas fight the Ten Commandments member Calmadios, Elizabeth confronts the lesser demons and talks to their inner hearts, convincing them to retreat.
After that, together with the rescued humans, go back to the Fairy King's Forest, where the Stigma headquarters lies. Elizabeth then hears Ludociel speaking of his plan to exterminate the demons to the other allied clans. Hoping for a peaceful solution to the war she tries to talk the archangel out of his plan, but to no avail.
Mere minutes after their argument Ludociel's plan begins to come to fruition, when an army of demons led by five of the Ten Commandments approaches the forest. Elizabeth flew to them and try to stop their advance by speaking with the demons. She then discovers from Monspeet that tens of thousands of demons have disappeared and that their magical power can be sensed from within the forest. Elizabeth promises to try to negotiate with Ludociel for their freedom, hoping for the demon to retreat before Ludociel can enact his plan. Derieri, however, puts another condition to their retreat: to have Stigma hand over Meliodas to them, a condition that Elizabeth refuses. After the unsuccessful end of her negotiation with the demons, Elizabeth looks in horror as Ludociel enacts his plan, showing the hostage demons trapped into a giant ark and then killing them. She is then knocked to the ground by Derieri shortly before other two archangels appear to fight the Ten Commandments. To prevent Elizabeth from interfering with their fight against the Ten Commandments, they trapped her in an Ark Barrier. Soon after, Meliodas, Diane (as Drole), and King (as Gloxinia) arrive. Meliodas frees Elizabeth from the Ark, damaging himself. Distraught by the deaths of the demons, Elizabeth flies up to where the Archangels and the Ten Commandments are facing off and orders Ludociel to stand down. She then uses her powers on the demons' Indura and frees them, returning them back to normal with the help of two of the Archangels Tarmiel and Sariel, who acknowledged not only her power but her reasons to fight.
As a result of the forbidden spell used by Gowther, the memories of Elizabeth about Mael were altered to believe that he was Meliodas's younger brother "Estarossa" and the one who kill Mael.
During the last days of the war, the leaders of the Demon and Goddess Clans, the Demon King and the Supreme Deity, respectively, furious and having lost all patience with their children's repeated defiance, worked together to punish Meliodas and Elizabeth, this one for uniting with Meliodas and saving members of the Ten Commandments. Although Meliodas and Elizabeth tried to fight them, they could do nothing against their god-like parents and were effortlessly overwhelmed and killed. During the battle, the Demon King cursed Elizabeth with perpetual reincarnation, which forces her to live short lives as a human, meet and fall in love with Meliodas, and inevitably die in front of him (though there were cases in which Elizabeth simply died of old age).
The first reincarnation shown after her death in the battle was as a member of the human savage clan. Since the war, Elizabeth has reincarnated 107 times, to her current life Elizabeth Liones.
Elizabeth first appears to King and Diane, who were reliving Gloxinia and Drole's past in their bodies, as a Goddess to their shock at how the princess could be in the world of 3,000 years ago. She joins with them and Meliodas in helping out the human village being attacked in the Valley of Fossils, but while the other three are busy fighting the lesser demons and Calamadios of the Ten Commandments, Elizabeth speaks to the lesser Demons and convinces them to turn away from the conflict and retreat.
After healing the humans who were able to survive the Demons' attack, she went back to the Light of Grace with Meliodas, Drole (Diane), Gloxinia (King), and the human survivors which included Rou and his friends who were secretly hoping to infiltrate and kill the members of Stigma as part of their revenge. Upon returning, she and the others are greeted by Nerobasta and Ludociel who claims the end of the war is soon coming and Elizabeth tears up in joy when she believes they'll be able to make peace with the demons, only for Ludociel to state that the end of the Demon Clan will soon be upon them, to her horror and anger.
Inside, the Light of Grace, she berates Ludociel for his amoral plan to kill the Demon Clan with Nerobasta reminding her they're in the middle of war but Ludociel explains to her that it's been planned for a while to her horror as she asks how he can say something like that in front of Meliodas only for him to claim how the Demons are even lower than insects and that they don't deserve to be treated as even remotely in the same class of life as them.
He tells her to open her eyes and to cut ties with Meliodas, only for her to fly away as she refuses to listen to his words. However, she feels the incoming Demons along with the Ten Commandments and immediately rushes over to meet them. When asked for who she is, she introduces herself as one of the Goddesses and tells them they need to turn around. When Monspeet explains that tens of thousands of their own kind have gone missing over the span of a few days and they tracked their dark energy to this location, causing Elizabeth to realize they believe the Goddesses have taken them captive.
Despite this, she begs them to retreat as Ludociel is plotting something but Derieri doesn't believe her to right and asks what evidence she has to which Elizabeth tells her she has none but that she wants the war to end as soon as possible before any more life is lost. As she speaks, Fraudrin explains to the others that Elizabeth is the one who sent the lower class Demons away from the battle as they claim they lost the will to fight upon looking into her eyes and Derieri tells her they'll leave if she releases their kin, to which she agrees but when Derieri also demands for her to turn over Meliodas, she flat-out refuses as that is the one thing she can't do.
Derieri claims then they can't hold their end of the bargain and Elizabeth agrees reluctantly, but immediately thereafter Lucodiel's voice is heard as he congratulates Elizabeth on "buying them time", to her and the Commandment's shock as Derieri accuses her of tricking them despite her honesty. From there, Monspeet spots something arising in the distance and everyone sees a colossal Ark holding all of the imprisoned Demons in a state between life and death and Derieri finds none other than her sister, Rajine, trapped among them as Ludociel detonates the Ark to kill every single Demon trapped within, enraging the Commandments.
Enraged at her sister's death, Derieri strikes Elizabeth to the ground out of blind rage and knocks her unconscious where she is protected by a barrier of light until she is found by Meliodas, Diane and King after Derieri and Monspeet initiate the Indura transformation. Meliodas, despite the damage done to him, is able to pull Elizabeth out of the bubble and into his arms where she weeps over the deaths of the Demons but Meliodas tells her she did nothing wrong and should leave the rest to him, but she disagrees as she flies back up to confront the Indura and to Ludociel's shock, claims she'll save them.
Elizabeth briefly appears in the dreams of a comatose Estarossa, where he reminisced about an instance where Elizabeth appeared asking him if he had gotten into a fight with his older brother.
Abilities and Equipment
As the daughter of the Supreme Deity, Elizabeth is an extremely powerful goddess who is quite confident in her abilities, stating that she would fight five of the Ten Commandments herself if they had any intentions of hurting Meliodas. The mere release of her magic power was able to push back the Indura forms of Derieri and Monspeet, while causing Gloxinia, Drole and Ludociel to struggle against it from a distance. She proves her might against two members of the Ten Commandments on their Indura forms by rendering them unconscious for some time, with some help from Tarmiel and Sariel, something significant as three members of the Four Archangels were nearly helpless against them. Her power was even praised by the mightiest Archangel Mael, who recognized her to be as capable as Meliodas or Ludociel.
All the Goddess clan related spells utilized by Elizabeth were inherited for potential use by her reincarnations.
聖櫃, Āku; literally meaning "Holy Chest"」: An archetypal magic technique of the Goddess Clan which creates light particles. It can be used in different ways such as energy explosions or extremely large blades. It is mainly used to counteract darkness by disintegrating it with light, but it also can cause great physical damage to the targets. In battle, Elizabeth has been shown to be capable of manifesting a large Ark blade, using it against the Demon King and her mother in the final stages of the Holy War.
- Let There Be Light「
光あれ, Hikari Are」: Elizabeth crosses her arms, firing off drill-shaped projectiles purifying massive darkness and extracting it from the target, including the Indura form of the Demon Clan and reverting their hosts to their original form. It also can eliminate any lingering hatred the dead may leave behind that prevents them from fully passing on as well.
- Empathic Power: Elizabeth possesses the ability to speak to the hearts and souls of others. She was capable of turning back an entire army of minor demons and compelling them to retreat. One of them later remarked that they couldn't help but lose the will to fight when looking into her eyes.
- Time Regression Spell: A spell that allows the user to send a living soul to the past. Elizabeth later taught this spell to Drole and Gloxinia.
- Flight: As a Goddess, Elizabeth possesses wings for flight, allowing her to fly at considerable heights with ease.
Memories of the Holy War arc
- (To Tarmiel and Sariel) "And who is it that decides this worth? Who has the right to decide such a thing? The light of day and the curtain of nightfall...they bathe us all equally without discrimination...Humans, Giants, Fairies, Goddesses, and Demons."
- The names Elizabeth or Elisabeth are the Greek transcriptions of the Hebrew name Elisheva, which means "God's promise", "oath of God", or "I am God's daughter".
- Counting the goddess incarnation as the first, Elizabeth's 108 incarnations corresponds to the number of sins in Mahayana Buddhism.