Introduction

Galand「ガラン」 is an elite warrior of the Demon Clan, serving directly under the Demon King as the Truth of the Ten Commandments.

Appearance

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Galand anime full appearance

Galand is a very tall and slender humanoid demon. At first sight, he can be mistaken for someone wearing a full set of green armor (red and silver in the anime), when this is his actual body.[2] His knees and elbows are covered with a fierce and sinister mask-like designed pads. Unlike other high-ranked demons, Galand never displays a demon mark on his body.

When he uses his innate ability, Critical Over, his body transforms. He gets bulkier and his body is covered in spikes.

Personality

Galand is very sadistic and battle crazed, as he was very eager to go to battle against new enemies despite all of his magical power being drained. He was delighted that powerful people still existed after 3,000 years of being sealed. He has also shown a fondness for alcohol. 

Galand also holds hatred for mages, stating they always ruined his fun, which he said to Merlin when she attempted to use magic against him.

History

Memories of the Holy War arc

As a member of the Ten Commandments, Galand fought in the ancient Holy War against the Goddess Clan and the other races (humans, fairies, and giants).

When the Archangel Ludociel took hostage to a horde of demons, Galand next to Derieri, Monspeet, Melascula, and Fraudrin directed an army of demons to the Fairy King's Forest to rescue them. There, they are confronted by the goddess Elizabeth who tries to give a peaceful exit to the situation, only so that the extermination of all the hostages and all the demon army ended up unleashing a battle between the Commandments and two of the Four Archangels. During the battle, Galand supports Derieri against Tarmiel, managing to cut the head of the Archangel without effect, being overcome by its power shortly after. After releasing his Critical Over, Galand manages to release a powerful attack on Sariel, only to be overpowered by Ludociel. When Derieri and Monspeet use their Indura Transformation, Galand flees the battle along with Fraudrin.

Along with the rest of the Demon Clan, Galand was sealed away by the Goddess Clan after losing the ancient war against the other four races.

Abilities and Equipment

As a member of the Ten Commandments, Galand is an extremely powerful demon despite being past his prime.[3] Like all members of the Demon Clan, he possesses their unique power of darkness which he can use for a variety of purposes, such as forming wings for flight.[4] His aura, combined with the aura of the other Ten Commandments is so terrifying that it made the normally calm Hendrickson sweat in fear by their presence along with unnerving Meliodas when he sensed it from several kilometers away. His power level has been measured at 26,000 in his depleted state, a magnitude far greater than most of the Seven Deadly Sins. While using Critical Over, Galand's power level rises to 40,000.[5]

Galand possesses immense physical strength, as shown when using his raw jumping power, he was able to reach the Kingdom of Camelot in 72 high jumps despite the distance being several kilometers[6] and easily reflected Diane's 998kg Gideon with a simple upward kick when she attempted to attack him.[7] While using Critical Over, Galand's physical strength gains a massive increase. With one swing, he destroyed a vast portion of the landscape while sending shockwaves strong enough to cleave nearby mountains.[8] He is extremely fast, traveling several miles in an instant when Merlin attempted to teleport him away and appearing behind her before she could react.[9] He also possesses immense levels of endurance and durability, having remained unfazed from a direct hit by Diane wielding Gideon, able to get back up after taking a brutal beating from Meliodas only to demand his location for a rematch even when badly wounded,[10] and emerges completely unscathed after being hit by Tarmiel's Ark.[11]

It is also worth noting that, despite his behavior being that of a violent brute, for the most part, Galand possesses excellent combat instincts, as shown when he reacted quickly when Merlin tried to teleport him away, and didn't hold back and used all his power when he sensed Escanor's strength, though it proved to be a futile effort in the end.

Abilities

  • Critical Over臨界突破クリティカルオーバーKuritikaru Ōbā; literally meaning "Critical Breakthrough"」: Galand's innate power. Activating it heightens his physical strength to its utmost limit. He can maintain this strength until his magic is exhausted.[12]

Commandment

The Demon King bestowed Galand with the Commandment of Truth真実しんじつ Shinjitsu」. This Commandment determines that any who tell a lie in Galand's presence will be turned to stone.[13] Only those who are aware they are lying will be affected.[14]

Weapons

  • HalberdハルバードHarubādo」: Galand wields a large double-sided spear in combat. One end resembles a harpoon, while the opposite end is shaped like an axe blade. He is extremely skilled at wielding it, demonstrating an array of fatal and highly destructive techniques.
    • Zanbarazan惨散斬ざんばらざんZanbarazan; literally meaning "Wretched Scatter Strike"」: Galand launches himself high into the air before piercing the ground with a succession of deadly strikes delivered with his spear. The force of the attack shatters the ground beneath him, causing wide spread devastation to the surrounding area.[15]
    • Bunzaradan紊粗断ぶんざらだんBunzaradan; literally meaning "Chaotic Judgement"」: Whirling his spear around himself at an incredible speed, Galand rains down an explosive gale of slashes on his opponent. Debris is sent flying amid the destruction.[16]
    • Bassari伐裟利ばっさりBassari; literally meaning "Critical Strike"」: Galand delivers a decisive slash to the enemy with his spear. The power of the slash cleaves the ground beneath in two, splitting the surrounding countryside.[17]

Power Level

Normal
Total Magic Strength Spirit
27,000 1,000 24,000 2,000



Using Critical Over
Total Magic Strength Spirit
40,000 ? ? ?



Relationships

Melascula

Though they have their disagreements, the time we've seen them alone shows that they are actually good friends who enjoy each other's company and drinking together. When Tarmiel and Sariel used Omega Ark, he grabbed Melascula out of harm's way, showing that he cares for her well-being.

Battles

Albion arc

Istar arc

Ravens arc

Memories of the Holy War arc

Trivia

  • According to the official fanbook:
    • Handedness: Right-handed
    • Birthplace: Demon Realm
    • Special ability: Galand Game
    • Hobbies: Galand Game
    • Daily Routine: Afternoon Nap
    • Favorite food: Wine, souls
    • Dream/Hope: Conquering Britannia
    • Charmpoint: The red control stone in his chest
  • Galand's face somewhat resembles that of Golgius' helm.
  • He gets his fall and demise in an ironic form, turned in stone by his power, and killed by a former ally (Estarossa).
  • Galand's Commandment, Truth, coincides with the eighth/ninth commandment of the Ten Commandments: "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor."
  • The author, Nakaba Suzuki, has stated that he, along with Derieri are his personal favorites design wise among the Ten Commandments.

References

  1. Second Official Fanbook, page 28
  2. Nanatsu no Taizai Official Fanbook: Sinful Testament, page 28
  3. Chapter 119  , Page 17
  4. Chapter 109  , Page 18
  5. Chapter 149  , Page 10-12
  6. Chapter 119  , Page 16
  7. Chapter 120  , Page 14-16
  8. Chapter 149  , Page 11-13
  9. Chapter 120  , Page 19
  10. Chapter 136  , Page 1
  11. Chapter 206  , Page 13
  12. Chapter 149  , Page 10-12
  13. Chapter 121  , Page 7-9
  14. Chapter 155Question Corner Q144
  15. Chapter 128  , Page 8-9
  16. Chapter 135  , Page 12
  17. Chapter 144  , Page 5-6

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