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Introduction

"I... made a promise. Even if you were to die... Even if I'm the only one left... I will protect the people of the kingdom from the Holy Knights."
— Elizabeth, while entering Friesia's attack to protect a child, in Dedicated Resolution

Elizabeth Lionesエリザベス・リオネス」 is the main female protagonist, the third adoptive princess of the Kingdom of Liones, an alleged survivor from the the Kingdom of Danafor[3] and a former waitress at Boar Hat bar during her journey to find the Seven Deadly Sins, [4], eventually becoming a prominent asset and healer for them. She also is the 107th reincarnation of the Goddess Elizabeth, the Supreme Deity's daughter 3000 years ago who also reincarnated in the Holy Knight Liz.[5]

AppearanceEdit

Elizabeth one shot
One-Shot Appearance
Elizabeth toddler appearance
Elizabeth as a toddler
Elizabeth initial full appearance
Initial Full Appearance
Elizabeth boar hat full appearance
Boar Hat Full Appearance
Elizabeth's new outfit
Elizabeth's current appearance
Elizabeth is a beautiful young woman of slender yet curvaceous figure and regular height. She has very pale skin, large light blue eyes which can turn orange while gaining a triskele (though initially it only was her right eye), and long silver hair reaching her waist. Her bangs firstly covered her right eye but later stopped, later ending with a similar hairstyle to her original incarnation after being injured across her forehead by a Demon. Elizabeth wanted poster's image is very accurate, since she had been in the kingdom very recently.

Elizabeth always wears a blue earring with the symbol of the Liones royal family, compromising of the sun, the moon, and stars.[6]

She currently wears a light dress with long sleeves, covered by a fluffy short coat, and fluffly winter boots, all made by Merlin.

Elizabeth formerly wore a blue-white short dress, a silver armor from the Druids covered of golden designs, and matching long silver boots.

As a waitress in Boar Hat, Elizabeth wore a pink buttoned shirt with a black ribbon exposing her belly button, a dark mini skirt strapped with a pink belt, a black stocking on her left leg, and black-white heels. She later changed the design, using the same shirt and ribbon but instead purple and pink respectively, and a slightly larger white skirt.

At the start, Elizabeth wore a set of old rusted armor several sizes larger than her and a black, skintight jumpsuit underneath.

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PersonalityEdit

Elizabeth is a very polite, grateful and caring individual who hates unnecessary deaths and prefers a rather peaceful, diplomatic approach, even during war. She often shows a calm yet incredible warm attitude towards others, helping them as much as she can and offering home to strangers. Despite there being several bad rumors about them, Elizabeth shows a lot of respect and trust towards the Seven Deadly Sins, even addressing them with the titles 'lord' and 'lady' at first. She is very open and tends to cooperate with others quite well, all in order to surpass their goals and return to their beloved ones. Though appearing to be fragile and frail, Elizabeth has shown to be very brave and courageous. Her selflessness and bravery are seen when recklessly tried to rescue a child from Friesia's attack, which earned her respect from the Deadly Sins.[7] She also confronted Meliodas and gave him hope when he stated being afraid of becoming evil again, to later confronting him when the time came. Furthermore, Elizabeth is very strong-willed, remaining determined to stop the Holy Knights despite Veronica's apparent death and only cried when alone to not let others see her tears and running the Boar Hat with the same as Meliodas when he died despite being devasted and hoped one day he would come back.

Elizabeth initially had relatively low self-esteem, often saying that she was just a 'burden' to the Deadly Sins since she was unable to fight back. After Liones was set free and Meliodas didn't want her to continue to travel with him for her own safety, she grew more determined to become stronger and unlock her hidden powers in order to help everyone and no longer be a burden. After fully regaining her previous memories, Elizabeth becomes much more confident in herself and is more than willing to directly participate in battle.

Despite being a princess, Elizabeth isn't so graceful, usually comically falling during missions and failing to her duties as a waitress at first, still retaining some of her antics even after her memory recovery. She also is fairly gullible and honest, always being tricked by Meliodas' antics and responding rather innocent or literal to jokes in general.[8]Elizabeth is often harassed by Meliodas but doesn't mind it after hearing his poor excuses, eventually growing more casual with his perverted antics and blushing less. She immediately becoming bashful when someone like Gowther talks about her romantic feelings for Meliodas though, which is possibly feeling a hidden key to her past lives as his deceased lovers. When Meliodas came back from death, she allows him to grope her as much as he wants, showing how much she missed him and how got used to him.

As a child, Elizabeth was a bit rebellious, often doing dangerous things to get her father's attention since she was not his biological daughter. She eventually grew curious about the mentions of other Elizabeths that were linked to Meliodas and confronted him, but was lied to the point of crying in anger. After eventually finding out the truth from Zeldris, Elizabeth was happy and relieved, even after remembering the curse. She also retains strong attachments to her current life's friends and family, but her feelings towards Meliodas dwarfs said attachments.

HistoryEdit

Meliodas carrying a baby Elizabeth

Meliodas carrying a baby Elizabeth after the destruction of Danafor

Elizabeth is one of many reincarnations of the Goddess Elizabeth, having been reincarnated 107 times since the times of the Holy War.[9] She was reincarnated as a newborn infant as soon as her previous life, Liz, had died during the destruction of Danafor. Her previous lover, Meliodas, had saved her and the Dragon Handle, both being keys to the revival of the Demon clan. The couple was found by King Bartra Liones and the Great Holy Knight of Liones, Zaratras. Meliodas was very protective of her at first, as he was still hurt over losing Liz, but eventually gave Elizabeth to Bartra and his wife Caroline, the first predicting the event but both growing quite attached to the baby and adopted her as their third child.

During her time as a toddler, Elizabeth grew very close to Meliodas, who would act as her bodyguard and missing him whenever he went on mission. As she worried that he would not come back, Meliodas promising her that he would always return to her alive no matter what.[10]

As a child, Elizabeth would often play with Gilthunder, Howzer, and her adopted sisters, Veronica and Margaret. Her eldest sister gave her an earring containing the symbol of the royal family, which she treasures even now.[11]

Ten years before the start of the story, a six-year-old Elizabeth was injured when trying to help the Seven Deadly Sins to escape the castle after they were cornered by the Holy Knights of Liones, which nearly caused Meliodas to go berserk but he was immediately stopped by Merlin, who knocked him out to avoid a disaster like Danafor. This incident is the cause of the loss of her memories about Meliodas and the Sins.

King Bartra told Elizabeth about her biological mother, but she had no memories of her. Due to this event and having a strange eye unlike her family, she was a bit rebellious when younger and thus often did dangerous things to get her father's attention. At one point, Elizabeth climbed a tall tree, leading to King Bartra attempting to climb it but falling for its great height and getting badly injured. Only noticed by Margaret, the younger princess unknowingly used her hidden healing power to heal their father. By this time, Bartra often told his daughter stories about the Seven Deadly Sins, greatly admired them despite their supposed crimes.

​​​​​After the Holy Knights staged the coup, Elizabeth followed her father's advice and escaped from the castle[12], clad in rusting armor, and began a journey to find the Seven Deadly Sins, the sole individuals she believed could match the Holy Knights' strength.[13] By the time she had reached Kaynes Village though, her armor had rusted and she was constantly disappearing and appearing, repeating delirious-like mutterings of "Seven Deadly Sins" which had led the villagers to name her the "mysterious Rust Knight".

Abilities and EquipmentEdit

Due to being the current reincarnation of the Supreme Deity's powerful daughter, Elizabeth possesses immense powers based on light, rapidly heal everyone in the Kingdom of Liones and unintentionally causing plant life to instantly grow throughout the entire Kingdom when first awakened. Even before awakening her memories, she was capable of healing several almost dying individuals or dispelling a curse placed on Merlin by Zeldris with the Demon King's magic, while her aura was capable of harming demonic creatures like Hendrickson or even the Commandment Derieri. Upon the return of her memories, Elizabeth's magic power increases dramatically as Elaine remarks that the "incredible" amount of magic the former possesses marks her as a true goddess. During the alliance of Stigma and the Seven Deadly Sins, the blade of light she generates for the Light of Pact, was of equal length but wider than the one summoned by Ludociel, leader of the Four Archangels. Her power was enough to extract the miasma out of the Commandment Melascula easily which was vital to defeat her, stop dozens of demons from battling, as well as counter Hellblaze techniques.

AbilitiesEdit

Main article: Ark
  • Ark「聖櫃アーク Seiki (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 beams, explosions, barriers, or extremely large blades, in her case equal and wider than the leader of the Archangels'. It is mainly used to counteract darkness by disintegrating it with light, but it also can cause great physical damage to the targets. Offensively, Elizabeth utilizes Ark as her main attack method, using it on a considerable and later massive scale despite her pacifist nature: Even before regaining her memories, an involuntary Ark was enough to obliterate the flesh of Derieri's hand while the attack of a Divine Lance Corporal was completely ineffective against it.[14] ​​​​​​Some time later, her Ark grew enormously in size and power enough to briefly knock out Meliodas in his Assault Mode, enclose Estarossa by sending him fly with enough force to cause considerable damage to a nearby mountain range, and then again even when he absorbed three Commandments
  • Let There Be Light (ひかり) あれ Hikari Are」: Just like her original incarnation, Elizabeth crosses her arms, firing off drill-shaped projectiles purifying massive darkness and extracting it from the target, including any lingering hatred the dead may leave behind that prevents them from fully passing on, even when inside a host.[15] It can also be used to rip darkness off someone's body, including the Indura form of the Demon Clan.
  • Invigorate (すこ) やかなれ Sukoyakanare」:By channelling power, Elizabeth raises her arm and rapidly heals a targets, counteracting negative effects such as strong corrosive substances or recover health and stamina, either for severe or minor damages. If not controlled enough, this healing power has the opposite effect on demons, hurting them and repelling their power. Her powers presumably render her immune to the effects of any poison, being completely unaffected by the Poison Snake Whip of the Assassin Knights of Malachia or Melascula's Deadly Poison. She initially lacked the ability to heal herself due to her empathy for others, but with the return of her memories, demonstrates the power to regenerate a cut inflicted by Chandler's Enkonjin and even a deep head wound from a Split Ball. After recovering her memories, she was able to counteract the effects of Melascula's poisonous acid instantaneously which even outspeed Ban's regenerative powers granted by the Fountain of Youth [16], Her healing abilities are able to restore King, Diane and Ban completely within seconds after being brutally wounded by Chandler and later allows her to restore the vitality of Escanor after being weakened by Meliodas' demonic miasma, as well as cure all the injuries, including broken bones and ripped open wounds, of a large number of people, even unbeknownst to them.
  • Tranquilize (やす) らかなれ Yasurakanare」: Elizabeth outstretches her arms and creates a purifying mist. It is strong enough to expel centuries-worth of demonic miasma out of Melascula.[17]
  • Healing: As a druid, Elizabeth can heal injuries rather easily by channel her power. Initially uncontrolled like when she healed instantly everyone in the Kingdom of Liones with relative ease, Elizabeth eventually gains control over the spell to heal even more severe injuries from armies or groups filled with lethal damages. Hendrickson admitted that even the master druids' healing capabilities pale in comparison to Elizabeth's prowess, who is even capable of dispel a curse placed by the Demon King's magic on a minor extent despite the fact she hadn't recovered her previous memories yet.
  • Empathic Power: Like her original incarnation, Elizabeth has developed a mysterious ability that allows her to persuade others by speaking into their hearts and souls. During the opening battle of the Holy War, she swayed dozens of minor demons to flee from battle with the "Search-and Destroy-Force" despite them having to obey the highest-ranked demons Chandler and Cusack's orders, an achievement which Sariel praised her for.
  • Flight: Elizabeth has displayed the ability to call upon her original wings for flight purposes. Her wings are strong enough to lift for Diane on her giant form for certain time.

EquipmentEdit

  • Rusted Knight Armor: Prior to her encounter with Meliodas, Elizabeth wore a set of rusted armor with a helmet and a sword which has never actually been used. When she wanted to don the armor again with Meliodas' help and equipped with a shield and a set of short and two heavy axes, she didn't have the physical strength to carry the equipment that led her to collapse under its weight.

Power LevelEdit

Total Magic Strength Spirit
1,925 1,700 5 220



RelationshipsEdit

Seven Deadly SinsEdit

MeliodasEdit

Elizabeth appears to show great respect and trust towards Meliodas, calling him with the honorific, "Lord", and also cares greatly about him and worries about his health and injuries continuously.[18] She also doesn't care about him harassing her, such as being groped, to an extent.[19] Elizabeth has resolved to believe in Meliodas, no matter how he thinks of her or what others say bad stuff about him. Since Vaizel, Elizabeth started to blush whether Meliodas said something caring about her, hinting she might be growing feelings for him. It was pointed out by Gowther that Elizabeth has fallen in love with Meliodas, to her embarrassment. After Meliodas accepted Arthur's offer to becoming a Great Holy Knight in the Kingdom of Camelot, Elizabeth was immediately distressed and heartbroken, realizing that Meliodas may leave her in the future. Elizabeth revealed to Diane that she does love Meliodas since the day they first met. However, Elizabeth has a hard time telling him how she feels, as she knows that Meliodas is possibly still in love with Liz.

Despite Meliodas' recent distant nature towards her, Elizabeth grew upset, but still understand he is doing this to protect her, but didn't change her mind to be by Meliodas' side and to help him and the others. This, however, change as Meliodas started to be more accepting of Elizabeth once more after she helped him over his trial to regain his strength and soon returned to groping her. Elizabeth was soon devasted over the death of Meliodas, but continued to run the bar to honor his death. Elizabeth kept Meliodas unconscious body in their bed to care for him, even healing his wounds and restoring his arm. It was soon revealed that Elizabeth survived the destruction of Danafor due to Meliodas and was promoted to a Holy Knight of Liones to watch over her. During her time growing up she was very attached to Meliodas, possibly had a crush on him as toddler, missing him when he went on missions and kissing him on the cheeks. This improved their relationship and Elizabeth is extremely grateful to Meliodas for saving her. She showed no concern or fear when Meliodas expresses his desire to not go back to being the one he used to be and does not hesitate to comfort Meliodas, saying that she will always be with him.

However, when Diane revealed the existence of a goddess who looked just like her, Elizabeth starts questioning Meliodas about it, suspecting that he cared for her so much because she looked like her. Elizabeth was uncomfortable when asking Meliodas on it and Meliodas himself clearly fears the answer, even lying to her, much to her disappointment. However, Zeldris quickly reveals this when they met and Elizabeth learns that Meliodas does love her, but she is causing him to suffer too. Elizabeth desperately tries to remember, and when Zeldris restores her previous memories, as well as her goddess powers that are fully restored. However, her curse is once again activated as a result, which leads to Meliodas becoming more determined than ever to break their curses, leading to the loss of his emotions towards her and his friends. This along with his decision to become the next Demon King to break their curses, has put a serious strain on their relationship. Yet despite all of this, Elizabeth still loves Meliodas deeply, and is greatly determined to do whatever is necessary to stop him from doing all of this, even if it means falling victim to her own curse in the process of saving him.

DianeEdit

Initially, Diane rather disliked Elizabeth despite the princess showing a great deal of respect for her, and addressing her with the honorific, "Lady".[20] Elizabeth has once said that she envies Diane's abilities to fight, and tries to support her when the Deadly Sin battles Friesia. After she selflessly attempts to save a child even though she knew it could cost her life, Diane appears to start acknowledging her, resulting in them becoming closer companions, even stating that she doesn't mind fighting for her. The two become friends and trust each other with their feelings, shown when Diane expresses her regret towards King and when Elizabeth confides in her feelings for Meliodas.[21] After learning of her and Meliodas' curses, Diane's loyalty and protectiveness of Elizabeth as her friend only grew.

MerlinEdit

Elizabeth and Merlin have a fairly good relationship, due to Merlin saving Elizabeth's father's life and the princess shows respect towards the mage like towards any other member of the Deadly Sins. After Meliodas revealed his past and the secret of his and Elizabeth's curse, as well as Elizabeth regaining the memories of her previous incarnations, Merlin's relationship with Elizabeth has visibly become only stronger. Merlin now shows the same level of care and concern for her as she had for the original Elizabeth. During the aftermath of the fight with Melascula, the two exchanged warm pleasantries with one another, and Merlin even referred to her as "Big Sis Sis", as she used to do with the original goddess Elizabeth, with Elizabeth also now showing Merlin the same big sister-like care and friendliness that her original incarnation did.

KingEdit

Elizabeth and King share a good friendship, with King respecting her for being a princess and her bravery for trying to fight Guila. King worries about her well-being, and Elizabeth responding by calling him with the honorifics of "Lord". After learning of her and Meliodas' curses, just like Diane, King's protectiveness of her grew.

BanEdit

Elizabeth and Ban seem to share a good relationship. Ban shows some form of care for her, when he took Veronica hostage to free Meliodas and Elizabeth, and taking her away from the rage Diane fighting against Helbram, possible due to Meliodas caring for her. However, Elizabeth and Ban don't talk to each other very often as Elizabeth tends to feel intimidated by him.

Despite all of this, Ban did show genuine concern and shock for both her and Meliodas after finding out about their curses and past, and was even impressed with Elizabeth's newfound powers and her ability to heal him from Melascula's poisonous acid, when his own immortal healing abilities were barely working against it.

EscanorEdit

Escanor is the last of the sins to have met Elizabeth, meeting her shortly during the Great Fighting Festival in Vaizel, then being properly introduced to her after Meliodas' revival and the complete reunion of all seven Sins. Since then, the two have become quick friends with one another, with their friendship and trust in one another being surprisingly strong. Even after the revelation of her and Meliodas' past, the activation of both of their curses, and even after watching him fight to suppress Meliodas' Assault Mode, the two seem to be on good terms with one another, enough that Escanor is willing to fight to save her and Meliodas both from their respective curses.

GowtherEdit

Elizabeth and Gowther share a good friendship, though she was upset when Gowther erased Guila and Diane's memories. After Gowther's memories and emotions returned, she was happy for Gowther, and in turn Gowther's friendliness towards her became more genuine, as well as his desire to help and protect her. After learning of her and Meliodas' past and curses, Gowther has become determined to help the two of them in any way he can.

FamilyEdit

Bartra LionesEdit

Elizabeth, though not being related by blood, loves him and cares about her father very much. Her love is equally returned by him, which is seen when he risked his life to climb a tree in order to save Elizabeth, something which he had never done before.[22]

After Elizabeth explained her and Meliodas' curse to her father he started to cry, saying that no one should have to suffer for their love. Elizabeth states she might have not been the model daughter but for the remaining days until her curse activates she wants to be his little girl.

Margaret LionesEdit

Elizabeth loves her adopted sister very much and admires her for her kindness and gentleness.[23]

Veronica LionesEdit

Elizabeth and Veronica love each other, which the latter being very worried about the former when she escaped from the castle. However, Elizabeth is dismayed by Veronica's supporting the Holy Knights, and Veronica, by Elizabeth's supporting of the Seven Deadly Sins, whom she considers to be villains who are using Elizabeth.[24] Despite the event happening, Elizabeth still shows that she loves her sister and was even mourning over her death when she saved her.

Boar HatEdit

HawkEdit

Elizabeth seems to love talking pigs and adores Hawk as a pet.[25] She appears to treasure Hawk very much as a companion and trusts in him. Elizabeth and Hawk get along great and tend to partner up for certain "missions", but end up failing at. When Hawk was killed by Hendrickson, Elizabeth's grief allowed her to summon her hidden powers.

ElaineEdit

Since Elaine was watching over Ban through the Capital of The Dead, she soon learned of Meliodas and Elizabeth. Elaine took a liking to Elizabeth because of her kind personality and when the two finally meet, they automatically become friends and battle partners during the Festival. They develop a respect for each other and even talk about their respective love interests, with Elaine admitting she finds Elizabeth something special. The two helped each other in battle after Elizabeth reawakened as a goddess.

Holy KnightsEdit

GilthunderEdit

When she was younger, Elizabeth saw Gilthunder as a big brother while growing up, but was displeased when Gilthunder grew into a 'cruel' Holy Knight. After the events with Hendrickson, Elizabeth's relationship with Gilthunder has gone back to normal as she finds out the truth of his cruel nature.

GriamoreEdit

Elizabeth didn't encounter Griamore much during her childhood as Griamore only cared for her sister, Veronica. But Elizabeth seems to trust him to take Veronica's dead body to the lake they used to play at.

HowzerEdit

Elizabeth and Howzer used to play together during their childhood, as Elizabeth saw him as someone very strong.

Goddess ClanEdit

MaelEdit

SarielEdit

TarmielEdit

ZaneriEdit

Demon ClanEdit

DerieriEdit

BattlesEdit

Great Fight Festival arcEdit

Corand arcEdit

Prelude to the New Holy War arcEdit

Current ArcEdit

QuotesEdit

  • (To an isolated Holy Knight) "As long as you still breathe, you are afforded the opportunity to fight and protect those of your own choosing. And, as such, you'll have people to share your suffering, misery, and sorrow with."
  • (To the Search-and-Destroy Force) "If possible, I would like everyone here to survive. If there is a way to settle this without anyone getting hurt, then that's what I want. I understand how naive that hope is... But I just want you all to never forget that there's someone in your lives hoping... praying that are safe and unharmed". [26]

TriviaEdit

  • 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".
  • In Arthurian Legend, Elizabeth is based on King Meliodas first wife, Isabelle or Elizabeth, who was the queen of Lyonesse and mother to Tristan.
  • According to the databook(s):
    • Birthplace: Danafor
    • Special Ability: None
    • Weak Point: Her butt
    • Daily Activity: Helping out at the bar
    • Hobbies: Handicrafts
    • Charm Point: Her earring
    • Complex: Her right eye
    • What likes about herself: Her long hair
    • Favorite Animal: Pigs
    • Favorite Food: Apple Pie
    • Favorite Scent: Meliodas'
    • Most Embarrassing Thing in Life: Being hugged by Meliodas while she was bathing naked
    • Greatest Regret: That there are people who were hurt because of her
    • Dream/Hope: Peace
    • What wants the most right now: Meliodas' heart
    • Person(s) she respects is her father and Zaratras
    • Person she doesn't want to make an enemy of is no one.
  • Elizabeth is actually quite artistic, often giving presents to his father which she made herself. This includes three layers, a silverware, a horse leash for his favorite horse, and a suitcase.
  • While running the bar, Elizabeth revealed that her cooking could be equal or worse than Meliodas', despite looking good.
  • Elizabeth shares the same bed and room with Meliodas.
  • In the Nanatsu no Taizai Popularity Poll, Elizabeth was 6th place (210 votes) for postcards, but 10th place (2074 votes) including online votes.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 27, page 13.
  2. Official Fanbook: page138
  3. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 32, page 12.
  4. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 2, page 3.
  5. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 137, page 9.
  6. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 1, page 40.
  7. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 13, page 14.
  8. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 2, page 6.
  9. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 224, page 17.
  10. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 182, page 7-17.
  11. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 26, page 5-6.
  12. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 28, page 4.
  13. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 1, page 30.
  14. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 188, page 19-20.
  15. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 228, page 18-20.
  16. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 230, page 7-8.
  17. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 230, page 17-18.
  18. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 10, page 5.
  19. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 7, page 13.
  20. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 8, page 8.
  21. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 16, page 16.
  22. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 2, page 19.
  23. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 27, page 6.
  24. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 28, page 4-10.
  25. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 1, page 19.
  26. Chapter 263

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