Humans are one of the five major races in the world of Nanatsu no Taizai.


Acording to the Lady of the Lake, humans were created by Chaos after giving birth to the other four races. Harboring contradicting feelings and emotions, though incomplete, humans were the perfect race that came closest to Chaos. [1]

Humans are the most populous race in Britannia with many kingdoms and other settlements established, but are also the weakest and shortest-lived of the five races.

They tend to be prejudiced by the other major races, with the Demons seeing them as worthless and sometimes as food, the Giants looking down on them for their fragility and weakness, the Fairies seeing them as greedy and a hopeless race, and the Goddesses often using them for worship and even disposable pawns against the Demons.

The Fairy Clan and Giant Clan are both mostly isolated in their homelands and make little contact with others. The Demon Clan was sealed away 3,000 years ago in the Holy War while the Goddess Clan lost their physical forms to seal away the Demons. Other less prominent races, such as the Beastmen are scattered across the land but not particularly prominent anywhere due to human persecution. The void left from the decline of the other major races left much room for humans to spread and propagate, eventually coming to rule most of Britannia's territory.

Humanity is protected by the Holy Knights, the proclaimed guardians of Britannia, trained to harness Magic for protecting the people and defending against threats to their kingdoms.


For the most par humans in the setting are identical to humans in real-life. Though there are some with hair colors not found in the real world or unrealistic and monstrous builds, as is common in manga.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Humans seem to be generally regarded as the weakest of all races, being by far the most short lived and most fragile. This fragility, however, can be circumvented by training and there are many humans who may awaken their own innate magical powers. These humans may be able to stand on par with those of others races, though these people are the exceptions to the rule. Certain humans can also train themselves physically to superhuman levels that are sufficient in matching or even surpassing, albeit rarely, the might of various members of stronger races such as the case with Rou and Nanashi, although the latter is later revealed to be a Goddess. Human lifespans are much shorter than that of any of the other races at less than 100 years, which is considered nothing to the other four races.


  • Humans are by far the shortest lived and weakest of the five races.
  • Humans are the only race with little to no magical abilities. Holy Knights, Mages, and Druids are exceptions to this because they have trained themselves to either control and unleash inherit latent magical power through their incredible strength and through years of practice, or to also control external sources of magic in the case of mages and druids.
  • Despite being the weakest of the five races, Humans are ironically Chaos' favorite creation.


  1. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 337, page 12-13.
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