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Escanor「エスカノール」 is the Lion's Sin of Pride「傲慢の罪ライオン・シンRaion Shin」 of the Seven Deadly Sins, the former second prince of the Kingdom of Castellio, and the man known throughout the Kingdom of Liones as "The Strongest Holy Knight". His Sacred Treasure is the Divine Axe, Rhitta, and his inherent power is called Sunshine, which made him renowned for gaining immense power during the day, and gradually becoming weaker with the setting of the sun, leaving him frail and submissive at night.


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Escanor as The One : Ultimate

In the wanted poster, Escanor is depicted as a middle-aged man with a beard and a ponytail.

Escanor has a mustache and a pair of glasses. Escanor's attire is a suit commonly worn by bartenders and although slightly baggy, does appear to fit his non-sunshine form far better than his previous attire. He temporarily wore spectacles during his first formal appearance in the plot. His lion symbol is on his back.

Ten years ago, he wore a suit of full body armor with a unique helm (which may be too large to fit him properly in the early morning or night, and conversely too small to fit him during the sunlight hours, particularly noon).

Escanor was revealed during the Vampires of Edinburgh side story to be a very meek and weak looking young man, with short hair and a set of clothes that seemed too large to fit him. His clothes were made to be intentionally loose so that they fit him properly when he increases his size.

During the new Holy War, Escanor wears a long-sleeved white jacket that is open at the front with white fur trimmings on the side of the jacket and white spiky fur on the neck of the jacket, and an ornamental golden handguard. He wears black pants and a belt with three rows of studs and a large buckle featuring a sun with spikes around it and studs around it. He wore white boots that are decorated at the top with a miniature sun and swirly wing-like designs around it.


Escanor's personality changes drastically along with his strength between day and night. At night, he is skittish, submissive and unfailingly polite. Whereas in the day he is arrogant, boastful, and domineering, he also takes it upon himself to deliver judgment to those he feels have sinned, such as those that toy with feelings. Both personalities seem to be truly him, and he remembers everything he does in either, though at night he has chastised himself for losing control during the day.

Despite the great contrast, there are some personality traits he retains day or night, such as his feelings for Merlin and fondness for writing poetry. Even with his prideful personality he still cares for his comrades but in his own way. Pretending to annihilate Gowther, instead attacking the two Commandments for toying with people's hearts. Proof that he retains his love for Merlin was how the belief that Merlin loved Arthur romantically left Escanor disheartened visibly. But at night he cares very deeply for his captain and comrades, not wishing to harm any, even those he only recently met.

Escanor also does not particularly desire anything, as when competing in a tournament for any prize he desires, he simply stated he would like to deliver alcohol for that tournament and not compete, despite his power.

He is also accustomed to others calling him a monster for his unique body changes after suffering a bad childhood when his power first manifested. Even the likes of demons refuse to believe he is a human.

During the day, Escanor's pride and attitude is such that he never holds hatred in his heart to anyone, even Demons, as he does not hold hatred to those beneath him, he only pities them. This quirk has given him immunity to a Commandment. His pride is also unfailing as when his own blow got reflected to him with greater power, he is not surprised he got injured by his own attacks. His pride also does not seem to prevent him from acknowledging the strength of others, as he openly acknowledged the strength of Estarossa and Meliodas during his fights with them. He is also not above asking for help, as he asked Hawk to help him declare his feeling towards Merlin. These examples, however, are somewhat contradicting due to Escanor still viewing himself above others during the day. This was even pointed out by Hawk when he stated that despite asking him for help, he was still being surprising forceful, and even a little shameless about the favor he was asking for.

Despite being at his weakest at night and being more cowardly, Escanor's sense of duty and responsibility is surprisingly strong. He still wanted to complete his final delivery of alcohol to the tournament, despite no longer needing to stay in hiding as a bar owner, and even asked Ban to help him complete this task. His resolve to protect the people he cares for is even stronger, as during his fight in the new holy war arc, after being defeated by the original demon, and unable to continue to fight, he asked and pleaded with Mael, the previous owner of the power of Sunshine, to take the power of Sunshine back, and fight in his place.

Later, after losing the power of Sunshine, Escanor still felt the need to protect others, as he not only came to help Gilthunder, Griamore, and Howzer fight an Indura spore despite not having his powers anymore, but even went as far as to try to fight the spore alone, and even withstood and shielded the holy knights on willpower alone; despite receiving numerous severe injuries in doing so. At the time, Escanor compared the spores attacks to Meliodas', stating that compared to the pain he received from him, the spores attacks were nothing, which greatly shocked the holy knights into disbelief, who were surprised that he was still alive from those attacks, let alone still standing. Mael, one of the Four Archangels, and the original wielder of the power of Sunshine, was greatly pleased and impressed by Escanor's determination, despite having no power, and rescued Escanor as a result. After rescuing him, Mael later healed then offered Escanor his Sunshine power back in order for him to be able to fight again, but warned him that the power was never meant for a human, and that taking the power back would eventually lead to his death, to which Escanor simply stated his lack of concern in that matter and asked for the power back, showing that his resolve to fight for his friends was well worth any price.

This same resolve was later shown again when Escanor activated The One: Ultimate, as he was more than ready to sacrifice himself in order to defeat to demon king for his friends. Despite this, Meliodas and the rest of the sins chastised Escanor for behaving this way, with all of them angrily declaring that his life was too important and that as their friend he should never throw his life away for them. After hearing this, and after hearing that they would gladly risk their lives in order to stop him and fight by his side, he finally let go of his attitude towards the matter, and pridefully requested/ordered that the Sins allow him the honor of fighting side by side with them, despite the damage that has already been done to his body, showing that Escanor's daytime form had in some ways, finally learned to let go of his pride and overprotectiveness towards his friends, and had also learned to value his own life more in that same regard.

Escanor fell in love with Merlin at first sight, as she was the first person to not only be unafraid of him or his power but to even be interested in it as well as him. Since then, she has become the one person he does not view himself as being above. In fact, in both of his forms, his love for her seems to go far beyond his own pride, despite knowing that she may never feel the same way he feels towards her, he still views her as the one to illuminate his path, just like the Sun would, which temporarily allowed him to fight during the tournament. Despite not viewing himself above her, he is still very prideful when it comes to impressing her and trying to make himself of use to her, so much so that even when visibly injured or exhausted in front of her, he pridefully acts as if he is top condition and continues to boast in front of her, which normally tends to simply annoy and/or worry her, as well as everyone else around him.

Despite his casual nature in the day, he seems to be capable of being serious, chastising his fellow Sins for playing around while they were about to go to war with the Demons. Escanor in both his night and day form happens to care deeply for his fellow Sins, regarding them as his closest friends and willing to put himself through any challenge to aid them, and also even go as far as endangering his own life for their sake. Escanor also carries some internal anxiety over not being able to protect his loved ones in spite of his great power.


Escanor was born 59 years ago, the prince of the Kingdom of Castellio. When he was a child, his older brother Daymond used to pick on him, until one day his power awakened, and he accidentally broke his brother's arm. His parents disowned him because of what happened and his strange unexplained appearance, and soon the Kingdom's forces mobilized to kill him. He was rescued by a kind woman named Rosa, who hid him in a barrel and set it adrift at sea. He survived but wherever he went, people called him a monster even when he helped them.

At some point, Escanor returned to Castellio in search of Rosa, only to find the kingdom in ruins and Rosa nowhere to be found.

33 years ago

In a noteworthy event, Escanor found himself at the center of turmoil in Liones following his successful vanquishing of a rampaging monster that had plunged a town into chaos. Amidst the aftermath, numerous Holy Knights, including the revered Great Holy Knight, Zaratras, endeavored to contain the situation, apprehensive of Escanor's perceived influence over the fearful populace residing in the surrounding villages and towns. All the knights ended up being seriously injured. There, Escanor meets Merlin and Meliodas who asked him to join their knightly order[1], although the two were forced to restrain him by order of the king to stop his havoc.

After being taken prisoner to the castle of Liones, Escanor was accused by the Kingdom of terrorizing and destroying many villages and towns, gravely injuring the Holy Knights who tried to restrain him and for disrespecting the king as well. Labeling him as the Sin of Pride, Escanor is then sentenced to flogging followed by public hanging. Escanor, already in his night form, tried to explain what really happened, but having no evidence he decides to accept the punishment. However, Meliodas intervenes at the last moment stating that he would take care of him.

That night, Meliodas takes Escanor with his companions as the seventh and last member of the Seven Deadly Sins. Despite being scared by his new companions, they receive him with open arms, Escanor finds a special pleasure in Merlin for her resemblance to Rosa. After everyone drinks all night, Escanor decides to leave after saying he would go to the bathroom. While reciting a poem, he is surprised by Merlin who asks him why he is leaving. Escanor says he can not stay because his curse that prevents him from controlling his actions during the day ends up causing him to harm them. Merlin says that he is actually an interesting man, causing Escanor to be ashamed. While the sun rises, Meliodas appears asking if his power is as strong and invincible as they say, offering to try it with a blow. Escanor warns him that he cannot guarantee that he will not lose his life if he takes a step towards him. When Meliodas disobeys him, he receives a blow that leads him to crash into Ban who was drinking. Believing he killed both of them, Escanor runs away asking someone to stop him and put an end to his life.

Already at night, Escanor hides in the mountains where he is found by Merlin. He tells her that it feels good that someone searches for him for once, and how his power is the reason he is alone, since people get scared to see him use it. Merlin tells him to join them then and they can solve his problems using his incredible power. Escanor mentions how much she looks like Rosa because of the good things she says about his curse and the lonely eyes she have, but that he doesn't deserve to be with her after killing her friends. However, Ban and Meliodas appear revealing to be alive, which terrifies Escanor by believing them ghosts. When the other Sins arrive, Meliodas tells him that he is not the only monster there and that everyone is trying to repent for their sins by living life to the fullest. Meliodas again offers him to join them, but Escanor insists that because his lack of control with his own power only harmed those around him. He states that no one knows what he had to go through because of his curse, there Gowther uses his Invasion to read his memories and reveal his past. Escanor believes that the destruction of his kingdom was due to him and that Rosa must hold a grudge even then. Merlin offers him to use her magic to find Rosa, which he is excited about in the beginning, but Escanor doesn't think he should see her and that he has nothing interesting to say. Hearing him say that he only deserves to die, Ban attacks him annoyingly saying he will send him to the grave if he wants to. Meliodas stops Ban and tells Escanor that they would have a fight at noon to decide, that he will join the Sins if he loses.

During the fight, although Escanor reaches the pinnacle of his power at noon, Meliodas manages to defeat him by releasing his Assault Mode. Meliodas then tells him that he feels pain because he is alive because Rosa saved him by sacrificing her own life, but if he wants to die so badly then there is no point in speaking to an arrogant dead man. Escanor finally tells him that he wants to live, to which Meliodas tells him that if he can't keep those thoughts in check, he will be there to do it instead.

Before fainting, Escanor asks Merlin to take him with Rosa. She then sends his soul to the Capital of the Dead, without Escanor knowing where it really is. Escanor then meets Rosa there. He initially refuses to see her from the front for being disappointed in himself, but rectifying himself, Escanor thanks Rosa for saving him and promises to fully live the life she saved regardless of what tragedy falls on him or how lonely he becomes. Rosa then assures him that there is nothing to be ashamed of, as he will no longer be alone. The two remain talking for a while before Escanor returns to the living world where his body is loaded back by Meliodas, telling her about Merlin and how she has not changed, to which Rosa reveals that she has been watching him all along.

30 years ago

With a clan of vampires having taken over the Kingdom of Edinburgh and threatening the Kingdom of Liones and all of Britannia with impending war, the Seven Deadly Sins, including Escanor, were deployed to deal with them and recapture Edinburgh Castle. King and Dreyfus are noticeably unnerved with his inclusion in the mission.

When the mission started, Meliodas had Escanor released from a special containment room whilst the former was dragging the latter's Sacred Treasure. The Lion's Sin of Pride apologized to his captain and reminded him that he would like to be back by morning, if possible. After Meliodas explained that Merlin had made a portal for them, Escanor was reassured and declared his resolve to do his best.

Both Meliodas and Escanor were teleported to the Castle using Merlin's Magical Gate. After being encouraged by Meliodas to have more confidence, Escanor apologizes for being born and starts crying. After that, the two get separated and Escanor is confronted by the Vampire King, Izraf, who demands to know his reason for coming to his castle. He then attacks the Sin of Pride with telekinesis-controlled debris, which Escanor evades with ease. Their fight continues until dawn when suddenly the Sin stops dodging and faces Izraf. He easily lifts his Sacred Treasure, which he had previously been unable to move, and orders the Vampire King to fight at full power. He then demands an apology from him for being born into his world.

During his Fight with Izraf, Escanor showed his power by easily dispelling the Darkness of the Vampire King with his sheer presence. He then used his Sacred Treasure to lazily cleave the Vampire King's torso, which quickly regenerated, but having come into contact with Escanor's axe, began to burn him. Escanor then read a poem about Merlin that Izraf thought was an incantation, angering Escanor as he proceeded to incinerate Izraf with Sunshine, but not before telling Izraf he had changed his mind about killing him, despite the latter desperately apologizing and pleading for his life. After destroying the castle and killing Izraf, Escanor was approached by Merlin, who he was pleased to see. As she distracted him, he was hit by Gowther's Blackout Arrow, which Merlin had amplified to knock him unconscious until his power depleted. He was then brought home by Merlin. Back at the castle, Escanor was scolding himself for losing control and that his poems are not worthy of Merlin's ears. Merlin then entered his chamber and asked if she could hear his poem.

28 years ago

Escanor, along with the rest of the Seven Deadly Sins, was summoned to a castle to meet the Great Holy Knight Zaratras after a mission in which they defeated the Troll Queen and caused the accidental destruction of the Great Druid Altar. After they found him dead there, all of them were ambushed by the Holy Knights. When Meliodas ordered everyone to disperse and regroup later, Escanor obeyed and went into hiding, forming a secret bar hidden deep within the mountains, and even establishing himself as the owner and master of the bar.[2] It is unknown how successful Escanor's secret bar was, but it was seen to be well stocked and maintained, and Escanor himself even stated to have made deliveries at times in the past, which implies that his business was somewhat thriving at that time.

Abilities and Equipment

Escanor has been described as the strongest member of the Seven Deadly Sins and considered the single strongest true human, as well as one of the strongest characters overall.

Upon his fight with Galand and Melascula, two of the Ten Commandments, he easily defeated them when the sun began rising with little effort whereas Ban and Jericho could not do anything against either. Escanor's might is considered monstrous, both by enemy and ally alike. Estarossa, one of the strongest members of the Ten Commandments, refused to believe someone so powerful was a human and was rendered paralyzed in fear of Escanor's might.

Even Meliodas, the leader of the Sins, has acknowledged Escanor to be far stronger. Merlin also has a lot of faith in his abilities, acknowledging Escanor as the only individual who can stop Meliodas when he reverted to his previous self. True enough, using "The One" Escanor was able to defeat Meliodas in his Assault Mode with a single attack, although it is worth noting that before reaching The One, Escanor was barely capable of holding off Meliodas. At night, however, his power is the weakest due to the setting of the sun, rendering him powerless and unable to use his magic.

In battle, Escanor primarily relies on the rising of the sun to use his magic, Sunshine for battle. As when the sun rises, his magical power and size grow greatly. Just nearing noon causes his body to emit an enormous amount of heat to the point of being able to melt armor like nothing and incinerate others by being around them. Just using a single attack caused a lake to be evaporated in a flash from the intense heat Escanor gave off. His incredible brute strength increases in conjunction with his magical power, as a single swing from his axe Rhitta upon transforming, was enough to cleave Galand in two and swing it with a single arm whereas Galand has a hard time even moving it with two. Escanor's durability also increases with his magic as his muscles were durable enough to catch Meliodas' weapon when he attacked in Assault Mode and easily brushed off a series of slashes at his peak. Escanor's speed also increases with his magic as he could easily match Meliodas' speed in Assault Mode with his weapon and managed to block various attacks from the notably swift Ludociel with ease.


Sunshine太陽サンシャインSanshain」: Escanor's ability is one of duality. He is weakest at midnight, but starting from dawn his power level begins to rise steadily from one hour to the next until it peaks at noon. During his fight with Galand, his power level was shown increasing by 5 points with seemingly every second and was measured at 50,060 while continuing to rise. At his peak, according to Merlin, he easily surpasses any of the other Sins. This cycle is marked by distinct differences in his abilities, personality and appearance.

  • Daytime: Beginning with the rising of the Sun at dawn Escanor begins to make a dramatic change, both physically and mentally. He grows much taller and muscular as time passes, with his clothes being ripped off him unless specifically tailored to his growth. In this state, his physical strength and endurance are incredible and his immense magic power casually radiates from his body as intense heat which normally reduces everything around him to ashes.[3] He seems to be able to exert some control over this, being able to prevent friends from being hurt or turning his power up at will to produce intense light and heat capable of melting even stone. In this state, his normally skittish demeanor is replaced by one of confidence and a royal atmosphere.
    • Super Slash微塵斬りスーパースラッシュSūpā Surasshu; literally meaning "Atom Slashing"」: Escanor delivers a powerful downwards slash with his axe that causes considerable damage that can be felt from several meters away.[4]
  • Night-time: With the setting of the Sun, Escanor returns to his original, skittish self. He's seemingly weaker than an average human, and his power level has been measured at 15.[5]
  • The One天上天下唯我独尊ザ・ワンZa Wan; lit. "The Vainglorious Existence across Heaven and Earth"」: During noon, when his power is at its peak, for one minute he becomes the manifestation of power itself and his body dwarfs normal people. In this form, he is said to be invincible.
    • Divine Sword Escanorせいけんエスカノール, Seiken Esukanōru」: Escanor makes a downward swiping motion with his hand that can cut an opponent. [6] This attack was powerful enough to destroy Zeldris' Ominous Nebula. [7]
    • Divine Spear Escanor聖槍せいそうエスカノール, Seisō Esukanōru」: Escanor thrusts his index finger at his opponent with enough force to pierce them.
    • The One: Ultimate“天上天下唯我独尊”ザ・ワンの極みアルティメット"Za Wan" Arutimetto; lit. "The Vainglorious Existence across Heaven and Earth's Ultimate"」: An extension of Escanor's "The One" form created by Escanor himself. After noon, when "the One" reaches it's limit and begins to fade, Escanor circumvents it by converting his own life force into magic power in order to not only keep "the One" active, but also greatly enhance its already invincible power. This technique is Escanor's last resort and a double-edged sword, as using it will completely burn out his own life force, and eventually kill him.


  • Rhitta: A giant, ornamental axe, named after a maiden said to be loved by the Sun. It is incredibly heavy and most of its weight is concentrated on the head, which makes it very off-balanced yet, during the day, Escanor is able to wield it with one hand.
  • Large Spear: A large spear Escanor possessed and was shown with briefly ten years ago before the Seven Deadly Sins were framed for Zaratras' murder. It appears to not be as heavy in comparison to his Sacred Treasure.
  • Magic Glasses: Given to him recently by Merlin, Escanor is able to suppress his daytime form. However, he will instantly transform into his larger self if they are removed.

Power Level

Due to his power, Escanor's power level is constantly fluctuating and cannot be accurately measured for an extended period of time. The lowest it has been recorded is 15 (Magic: 5, Strength: 5, and Spirit: 5) during the entirety of the night, and the highest given number it has been recorded is 114,000, shortly before noon.


Seven Deadly Sins


Escanor is in love with Merlin, having fallen in love with her at first sight. This loves stems from her being the first person to not only not be afraid of him or his power but to be actively intrigued by it. In his own words, he never expected her to return his feelings and has accepted that, viewing her as the one to illuminate his path just like the Sun would.[8]

Due to his feelings, he has a very hard time expressing them and remains shy in her presence regardless of the time of day. Despite his pride, she is the only person he does not view as above himself. He regularly tries to impress her with his power, yet she usually responds respectfully towards his advances. Though Escanor has accepted if she never returns his feelings, Escanor remains saddened and slightly jealous over her relationship with Arthur Pendragon, as he secretly listened as she mentions him as her "hope", leaving him crushed. After Arthur was stabbed by his own sword, Merlin was left deeply saddened by this and Escanor, trying to cheer her up, listened as Elizabeth compares her feelings for Meliodas similar to Merlin with Arthur. Believing them to be a declaration of love, Escanor left heartbroken, unaware her relationship with Arthur is a master/pupil relationship.[9]

Merlin has a lot of faith in his skills, knowing he is the only one capable of stopping Meliodas in his Assault Mode. She was also worried and slightly annoyed over how he tried to look tough in front of her despite Escanor barely able to stand after fighting Meliodas. Merlin also expressed interest in each version of Escanor (being night or day). She was also interested in letting him read the poem he wrote her. She also did not object in allowing him to give her a massage while she was taking a bath. However, although she cares and respects him, Merlin admits that she only was interested in Escanor for the fascination with his power and she only sees Escanor as another test subject. However, Merlin says that things could have been different if they had met 3,000 years ago.

Moments before Escanor dies, he has a touching conversation with Merlin, letting her know that his love for her was not solely based on her resemblance to Rosa, but also because she interacted with him without any prejudice or discrimination and he also reveals he knew she never returned his love but was fine with it as at least he was able to establish a place in Merlin's life. As his body smolders signaling the end of his life, Merlin disregards his warning to step back, to give him one final kiss to make up for never reciprocating his love, accepting the burns on her face as a symbol of "the one man who ever loved me", before Escanor vaporizes into ashes with tears in his eyes as he happily recites a poem on how he finally received some affection from Merlin. [10]


Besides Merlin, Meliodas is the person Escanor respects the most. Meliodas is aware of Escanor's insecurities and feelings for Merlin and actively encourages him to gain more confidence and tell her, but he does so in a kind way befitting a leader.[11]

Upon learning of Meliodas' curse, Escanor comes up with and recites a poem regarding both his and Meliodas' curses in an attempt to cheer him up, as he understands what it feels like to be cursed. Meliodas in return appreciates his efforts and thanks him with a smile.[12]

Although Escanor in his day self seems to also respect Meliodas, as he obeyed when Meliodas ordered him to retreat when the Sins were declared criminals, his respect is considerably reduced due to his arrogance. While acknowledging Meliodas's power enough that he deemed himself the only Sin capable of taking him on after Meliodas reverted to his previous self and took it upon himself to fight him and stop his rampage, he also took this as a chance to prove that he's much stronger than him, but Meliodas mocked him refusing to believe a mere human could beat him, which Escanor responded in mocking stride. They viciously fought, with Meliodas toying with Escanor and dealing the latter serious wounds, but praised him for being impressive. However, once Escanor entered "The One" he easily defeated Meliodas with a single attack and mocked him, questioning how it felt to be looked down upon by a human. However, despite this, Escanor still considers Meliodas his old friend and desires to save him just like the other Sins. It was later revealed that Escanor is deeply grateful towards Meliodas for defeating him, proving his worth to live, and as he dies, he describes Meliodas as a friend that has no equal, with Meliodas visibly saddened by his death.


Being both members of The Seven Deadly Sins, their relationship is that of comrades. As such both are concerned about each other's well being as demonstrated by Escanor aiding Ban, Jericho, and Elaine without hesitation from Galand and Melascula as well as Ban being fearful for Escanor's well being against Melascula's Antan no Mayu[13] and Gloxinia impaling Escanor [14]. At night, Ban tends to playfully make fun of Escanor.

That being said Ban is wary of Escanor during the day and does not trust him completely seen by him thinking he would kill Hawk, Jericho, and Gowther[15] and him being startled to see it was already day when being kept in the storage room[16]. In the day, Escanor sees himself as an authority figure to Ban as he orders him to stay where he is until nightfall. He does show care for him by saving Ban as he was about to be overwhelmed by the vengeful spirits of Corand but took light of his inability to defend himself against them. Despite this, when they fought side-by-side against the Demon King alongside King, they were shown to be able to fight effectively together with Ban's much greater power level allowing him to keep up with Escanor. His last words to Ban was that he should stop drinking too much as Ban looked on with clear sadness.


Escanor and Gowther seemed to have met soon after. Escanor considers a close friend despite Gowther not having a "heart" to truly understand what this would mean. Even when Gowther attempted to break Escanor's spirit, Escanor did not blame him, but the Ten Commandments for toying with Gowther's desires in the first place.[17] His faith in Gowther is so much that he doubts the latter's claim of being heartless.[18] As he dies, he acknowledges Gowther as the best confidant he could have asked for as Gowther looks on with sadness seeing Escanor burn away.


Escanor and King are both members of The Seven Deadly Sins, and as such, their relationship is that of comrades. Due to their limited interaction with one another, it is currently unknown how close they are compared to other members of the sins, however like Ban, King is very wary of Escanor during the day because of his power. Escanor himself even reprimands him and Diane for not taking the war with the demons seriously. However, when they fought the Demon King together, they prove capable of fighting effectively side-by-side with King's drastically greater power upon fully ascending as the Fairy King. As Escanor was about to die, he expresses his congratulation that he and Diane were about to be married and regretted he couldn't attend but wished they would find happiness as King was visibly saddened by his death to where he cried, showing that they do care for and respect one another considerably.


Escanor and Diane are both members of The Seven Deadly Sins, and as such; their relationship is that of comrades. Due to their limited interaction with one another, it is currently unknown how close they are compared to other members of the sins, however like Ban, she is very wary of Escanor during the day, and has even stated that she finds him scary when his power is active. However, Diane has also shown great admiration of Escanor and trust in his abilities, hailing him as the strongest man alive after he managed to defeat Meliodas and proclaiming he could handle anything.[19] Escanor himself sees Diane as inferior and had no qualms attacking her when she was possessed by the vengeful spirits of Corand, although he did show her more restraint by not punching her in the face, which he claimed to be an act of kindness as she was a girl, and was more than willing to fight and beat her until she regained herself until Gowther stepped in. He also light-heartedly mentioned how he was impressed to see Diane admit he was the strongest, and seems to have no qualms reprimanding her and King for acting romantic while about to fight the Demons. Nevertheless, as he was about to die, Escanor congratulated Diane for her impending marriage to King and sincerely wished she find happiness while Diane was visibly saddened to the point of crying and she also showed a strong reaction as his body starts to smoulder, showing they do have a strong bond with one another.


Bartra Liones

Not much is known between Escanor and Bartra. However, Escanor's relationship with the King of Liones seems to be one of mutual respect, as when the Seven Deadly Sins were originally assembled, Escanor was more than willing to answer to the king and show loyalty to him as a knight of Liones. In turn, Bartra has just as much respect towards him as he does with the rest of the Seven Deadly Sins, perhaps even more so due to Escanor's power. During the Ten Commandment's attack on the kingdom, The king was among the many who were both surprised and happy at Escanor's arrival, and with his fight against Estarossa. Before his death, he asked Elizabeth to express his regards to the King.

Elizabeth Liones

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.



Like Elizabeth, Escanor first met Hawk during the Great Fighting Festival in Vaizel, being partnered with him during the festival. Their first impressions of one another during the festival were poor. Hawk viewed Escanor as a weakling and Escanor, in turn, was both confused and frightened by the fact the Hawk was a talking pig. However, after seeing Escanor's true power during the festival, and after seeing Hawk's bravery during the events and how he carried him around for the remainder of the festival, the two quickly became close friends, though Hawk is still just as weary of Escanor's power as everyone else. Even in his Daytime form, Escanor is very fond of Hawk, to the point of holding the pig for his own protection during the Seven Deadly Sins' battle against Melascula. He even confides to Hawk about his feelings towards Merlin and asked him if he would see if she felt the same way, although Hawk did point out how shameless and forceful he was considering that he was asking for a favor. Hawk even cried and was in denial when he heard Escanor had died.


Not much is known between Escanor and Zaratras. As his former, and only superior within the kingdom of Liones, besides Meliodas and the king himself, it can be implied that the two had a great deal of respect towards one another. To what extent, however, is currently unknown.

Arthur Pendragon

Escanor seems to harbor a degree of jealousy towards Arthur and his relationship with Merlin. This jealousy stems from his feelings for Merlin and how Merlin cares a lot about Arthur, misinterpreting most of their interactions as romantic. However, he does care for the boy, having been horrified by him stabbing himself under Cusack's control.


Escanor's relationship with his parents is unknown. Prior to his powers emerging his parents loved him very much. After his powers first manifested, they were horrified by his appearance and refused to believe such a monster was their son. They attempted to kill him after a soothsayer decreed Escanor was a curse on their kingdom, but he managed to escape. Even now Escanor seems to deeply lament his own family trying to kill him.


Daymond is Escanor's older brother. The two did not get along as Daymond regularly bullied Escanor due to jealousy over how his parents paying more attention to him. When his powers first manifested, Escanor accidentally broke his brother's arm while attempting to defend himself from his brother's bullying, causing him to be hated by the rest of his family much to Escanor's regret.


A mysterious woman from his past that saved him from being executed by his parents by placing him in a barrel to float to safety. In the anime it is implied that Escanor still remembers Rosa fondly, first thinking of her when he first met Merlin.[20]


Vampires of Edinburgh

Ravens arc

Great Fight Festival arc

Defensive Battle for Liones arc

Corand arc

New Holy War arc

Demon King arc

Prisoners of the Sky

  • Merlin & Escanor vs. Derocchio: Win


  • In Arthurian legend, there are two characters with the name 'Escanor' including: "Escanor le Grand", who was raised by a giant and a witch and is said to be a very large man, and "Escanor le Beau", the nephew of the first Escanor, who was a handsome young man and eventually retired to a life of hermitage. Escanor is based on the first, who was said to grow stronger until noon when his strength began to diminish and was eventually defeated by Sir Gawain, whom he shared both this power and birth date with.
  • According to the databook(s):
    • Special skill is unknown
    • Hobbies are unknown
    • Daily routine: Napping and writing poetry
    • Favorite food: Meat during the day, vegetables during the night
    • Charm Point: His shyness
    • He is his own complex
    • The people he respects the most are Merlin and Meliodas
    • Has no one he would mind making an enemy of
    • Weak Point: Being super weak at night
    • Birthplace: Castellio Kingdom
    • Dream/Hope: Opening up a store with Merlin
    • Regrets: Being born
    • The most embarrassing thing in his life: His noon-self - always
    • What he wants the most right now: Controlling his powers
    • Favorite animals: Cats and lions
    • Favorite scent: Wildberry
    • His power level cannot be measured
  • The Sin of Pride is usually symbolized with a horse and the color violet.
  • Escanor dislikes going out in the daytime due to his personality change.
  • He has the largest symbol, in proportion to his size, which is located on his back.
  • At night, he is known to have the lowest power level of not just all of the Holy Knights in Britannia, but lower than anyone else's recorded value at only 15.
  • Out of all the Sins, in terms of age, he is the youngest, while looking like the oldest in his day form.
  • He only sleeps during that interval between nighttime and sunrise.[21]
  • His day and night forms are conscious of each other. The Night one is jealous of the Day one while the Day one finds the Night one unsympathetic.[22]



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Seven Deadly Sins
Sins: Ban  •  Diane  •  Escanor  •  Gowther  •  King  •  Meliodas  •  Merlin
Allies of the Seven Deadly Sins
Allies: Elaine  •  Elizabeth Liones  •  Hawk  •  Hawk Mama  •  Helbram  •  Jericho  •  Oslo
Kingdom of Liones
Royal Family: Bartra Liones  •  Caroline Liones  •  Denzel Liones  •  Elizabeth Liones  •  Margaret Liones  •  Nadja Liones  •  Tristan Liones  •  Veronica Liones
Great Holy Knights: Dreyfus  •  Hendrickson  •  Howzer  •  Zaratras
Holy Knights: Dale  •  Gannon  •  Gilthunder  •  Griamore  •  Guila  •  Gustaf  •  Jericho  •  Kaide  •  Marmas  •  Vivian
Dawn Roar: Hugo  •  Jillian  •  Simon  •  Slader  •  Weinheidt
Pleiades of the Azure Sky: Arden  •  Deathpierce  •  Deldry  •  Denzel Liones  •  Dogedo  •  Invisible  •  Waillo
Weird Fangs: Friesia  •  Golgius  •  Jude  •  Ruin
Apprentice Knights: Andre  •  Hansen  •  Muramo  •  Parada  •  Twigo
Kingdom of Camelot
Ruler: Arthur Pendragon
Allies: Cath  •  Kay  •  Merlin
Holy Knights: Alltabhainne  •  Ardbeg  •  Brackla  •  Glenesk  •  Jericho  •  Livet  •  Lochranza  •  Macduff  •  Miltonduff  •  Mortlach  •  Nanashi  •  Rosebank  •  Talisker  •  Teaninich
Four Evils: Beltreipe  •  Ironside  •  Pellegarde  •  Worreldane
Dark Talismans: Burgie  •  Fiddich  •  Elgin  •  Doronach  •  Tamdhu
Citizens: Diodora
Demon Clan
Ruler: Demon King
Ten Commandments: Aranak  •  Calmadios  •  Derieri  •  Estarossa  •  Fraudrin  •  Galand  •  Gowther  •  Grayroad  •  Melascula  •  Monspeet  •  Zeldris  •  Zeno
Six Knights of Darkness: Asyl  •  Bianchi  •  Dim  •  Gallow  •  Nora  •  Schwarz
Six Knights of Black: Atollah  •  Bellion  •  Dahaaka  •  Derocchio  •  Galla  •  Pump
Demons: Aboru  •  Albion  •  Baruja  •  Chandler  •  Cusack  •  Glariza  •  Ioradio Velviger  •  Original Demon  •  Peronia  •  Rajine
Lesser Demons: Blue Demons  •  Copper Demons  •  Crimson Demons  •  Gray Demons  •  Green Demons  •  Ochre Demons  •  Orange Demons  •  Red Demons  •  Silver Demons  •  White Demons
Goddess Clan
Ruler: Supreme Deity
Four Archangels: Ludociel  •  Mael  •  Sariel  •  Tarmiel
Goddesses: Elizabeth  •  Jelamet  •  Jenna  •  Nerobasta  •  Zaneri
Misc. Characters
Druids: Elizabeth Liones  •  Hendrickson  •  Lillia  •  Theo  •  Zaratras
Fairy Clan: Elaine  •  Ende  •  Gerheade  •  Gloxinia  •  Helbram  •  Invisible  •  King  •  Puck  •  Puora
Giant Clan: Diane  •  Drole  •  Dolores  •  Dubs  •  Dumbelbas  •  Matrona
Vampire Clan: Ganne  •  Gelda  •  Izraf  •  Mod  •  Orlondi  •  Ren
Kingdom of Danafor: Cain Barzad  •  Liz  •  Wandle
Kingdom of Edinburgh: Doni
Assassin Knights of Malachia: Estaro  •  Jigumo  •  Torah
Ordan Children: Eric  •  Katts  •  Mera  •  Pelliot  •  Tanto  •  Thomas
Winged People: Ellatt  •  Solaad  •  Vaness  •  Zoria
Others: Aldrich  •  Alioni  •  Anna  •  Annie  •  Arbus  •  Carfen  •  Chaos  •  Dana  •  Daymond  •  Della  •  Edda  •  Elizabeth  •  Ellen  •  Haifan  •  Ibaya  •  Kilia  •  Lady of the Lake  •  Luigi  •  Mead  •  Merlin's Father  •  Nanashi  •  Northern Barbarian Chief  •  Raizer  •  Renee  •  Rosa  •  Rou  •  Ruiz  •  Selion  •  Sennett  •  Sol  •  Solaseed  •  Taizoo  •  Wild  •  Zalpa  •  Zeal  •  Zhivago
Grand Cross
Seven Catastrophes: Camila  •  Eastin Amabyllis  •  Lillia  •  Mono  •  Roxy  •  Shin  •  Valenti
Ragnarok: Baldr  •  Brunhild  •  Fenrir  •  Freyja  •  Freyr  •  Gjalga  •  Greib  •  Grimnir  •  Gunnar  •  Heindall  •  Hel  •  Jormungand  •  Megellda  •  Odin  •  Sigurd  •  Skadi  •  Thonar  •  Tyr
Lords of Nightmares: Sabunak  •  Sallos  •  Sitri
Known Creatures: Aggressive Chimeras  •  Anaon  •  Beastmen  •  Bellmoth  •  Black Hounds  •  Chicken-Matango  •  Chimera  •  Clay Dragons  •  Cliff Howlers  •  Dusk Bisons  •  Earth Crawlers  •  Eikthyrnir  •  Fierce Dragons  •  Goat Demons  •  Great Kraken  •  Hati  •  Hide-and-Seek  •  Hraesvelgr  •  Indura  •  Mutilator Rabbits  •  Nidhoggr  •  Screamers  •  Skoll  •  Sky Manta  •  Sword Wolves  •  Trackens  •  Trolls  •  Tyrant Dragon  •  Ratatoskr