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Matrona vs. Howzer is the first battle of the semi-finals in the Vaizel Fight Festival, and is between a shrunken Diane, who is under the disguise of "Matrona", and the Holy Knight, Howzer.


Love Helm declares the beginning of the battle; Diane mentally reminds herself to be careful, and not ruin her disguise. Howzer seems to notice something, but turning to the side, points to Diane's chest, whose chest button was undone. Love Helm comments Howzer to be a gentleman for doing so, but also states that part of the audience disapproves of his action, and wonders if Howzer, despite his looks, has a pure heart, to the Holy Knight's embarrassment.[1]

Somewhere nearby, Taizoo, upon waking from his unconsciousness, discovers Cain to have carried him from the area where he landed following his defeat. Cain commends Taizoo for putting up a good fight, but the former mountain bandit retorts that it was certainly not so, and he had, from the beginning, known of the difference in his and Howzer's strengths, and of his opponent being a Holy Knight.[2]


Diane evading Howzer's attacks.

In the fighting ring, Howzer charges towards Diane, using the same technique he had used in his previous battle, to use his wind manipulation-related powers to form a small tornado around his arms, and attack with it. Diane manages to dodge it, and states that such an attack can cause great damage. Howzer agrees to it, and continues to repeatedly attack her, while stating that, if she stays still, she will not be hurt, instructing her to stop struggling against him and leave it to him, and that the attack will feel "great", and be similar to flying. Meliodas, in response to the Holy Knight's statements, comments that he is amazing for so many repeated double entendres, much to Howzer's anger, with him replying that he dislikes hurting women no matter how strong they are.[3]

Howzer used Super Cyclone

As Love Helm comments that Diane can only defend herself against Howzer's attacks, Taizoo commends her for even doing that, and adds that if she is caught within the twisters even a bit, she will be defeated, and that Howzer's attack was not something an ordinary human could withstand. Howzer, then, despite not wanting to harm a woman, forms two twisters on either side of Diane, and then goes toward her to punch, but finds his attack to be easily stopped by his opponent, leading him to bewilderedly cite Diane's earlier comment that his ability was dangerous. Diane pushes him away with a single slap, and states that she had actually said so, because she had not wanted the clothes she has borrowed from Elizabeth to be torn.[4] Howzer states that he can finally unleash his full powers, to which Diane expresses her anger at his attacks having torn her clothes. Just then, her skirt appears to be tearing.[5] Howzer states that he has now become interested in Diane's powers, and then, mentally, that that despite him not using weapons, this was the first time any opponent was not affected even slightly by his power, Tempest. Wondering if Diane is also a Deadly Sin, he then uses his abilities to form a large horizontal twister, warning Diane to flee or die. Much to his shock, however, she remains unharmed, leading to his confirmation that she is a Deadly Sin.[6]

Diane win the round

Not giving up, Howzer slams the ground with his hands, thus manipulating the air to create a gigantic twister, large enough to resemble an actual tornado; the twister covers completely the entire ring. Howzer questions Diane as to how his attack is, and adding that she would not be able to breathe properly, let alone talk, due to it. As Meliodas and King expresses their worries, Ban states that Hawk will be sucked in by the twister if he lets his feel off the ground even for a moment. Claiming that Diane will be ripped to shreds if she tries to resist the twister's centrifugal force, Howzer rejoices his victory as Diane is pulled above. In response, she uses a technique that appears to make her body much heavier. Diane then uses the increased gravitational force to attack, and thus defeat, Howzer from above.[7]


Diane is declared as the victor; Howzer acknowledges his defeat, and Diane, apologizes, explaining that she lost her self control and became serious. In response, Howzer states that he is honored to have been fought seriously by a member of the Seven Deadly Sins, and does not believe Diane's weak lies that she was merely a girl happening to pass by Vaizel. He confirms her identity when King addresses her as "Diane", with her then apologizing again, and walking away. As Diane apologizes to Elizabeth for ruining her clothes, and Taizoo expresses his surprise at a Holy Knight being defeated, Cain and Meliodas head inside the ring, their battle having been announced.[8]


  1. Chapter 37  , Page 7-8
  2. Chapter 37  , Page 8-9
  3. Chapter 37  , Page 9-13
  4. Chapter 37  , Page 13-17
  5. Chapter 37  , Page 19
  6. Chapter 38  , Page 2-5
  7. Chapter 38  , Page 6-11
  8. Chapter 38  , Page 11-15


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Holy Knight Saga
Introduction arc: Meliodas vs. Twigo
Forest of White Dreams arc: Meliodas vs. Gilthunder
Baste Dungeon arc: Diane vs. Friesia  •  Ban vs. Jericho  •  Meliodas vs. Golgius  •  Meliodas vs. Diane  •  Meliodas vs. Ruin  •  Ban vs. Jude
Capital of the Dead arc: Meliodas vs. Oslo  •  Ban vs. King (Part 1)  •  Ban vs. King (Part 2)  •  Meliodas, Diane & Ban vs. Guila  •  King vs. Guila
Vaizel Fight Festival arc: Meliodas vs. Griamore  •  Gilthunder & Howzer vs. Northern Barbarians  •  Griamore vs. Matrona  •  Howzer vs. Taizoo  •  Cain vs. Old Fart  •  Meliodafu vs. Baan  •  Matrona vs. Howzer  •  Cain vs. Meliodafu  •  Meliodafu vs. Matrona  •  Ban vs. Jericho  •  Meliodas vs. Guila  •  King vs. Guila & Jericho  •  King vs. Helbram  •  Meliodas vs. Helbram  •  Diane vs. Helbram
Armor Giant arc: Dawn Roar vs. Armor Giant  •  Seven Deadly Sins vs. Dale
Kingdom Infiltration arc: Meliodas, Ban & Gowther vs. Holy Knights of Liones  •  Arthur Pendragon vs. Hendrickson  •  Diane vs. Holy Knights  •  Howzer & Guila vs. Dreyfus, Helbram, Jericho & Gilthunder  •  Gowther vs. Slader  •  Gowther vs. Dreyfus  •  King vs. Helbram  •  Meliodas & Arthur Pendragon vs. Hendrickson & Gilthunder  •  Meliodas vs. Hendrickson, Gilthunder & Vivian  •  Gilthunder vs. Hendrickson  •  Holy Knights of Liones vs. New Generation Holy Knights/Demon Hybrids  •  Meliodas vs. Ban  •  Dreyfus & Griamore vs. Hendrickson  •  Seven Deadly Sins vs. Hendrickson  •  Holy Knights of Liones vs. Hendrickson  •  Meliodas vs. Hendrickson
Ten Commandments Saga
Post-Kingdom Infiltration arc: Meliodas vs. Dogedo
Albion arc: Diane vs. Gowther  •  Meliodas, Merlin, Arthur and the Holy Knights of Camelot vs. Albion  •  Ban vs. Gerheade  •  King vs. Albion  •  Meliodas, Diane, Merlin, Slader & the Holy Knights of Camelot vs. Galand
Istar arc: Gilthunder, Howzer & Griamore vs. Red Demon  •  Hendrickson, Gilthunder, Howzer & Griamore vs. Gray Demon  •  Gilthunder & Howzer vs. Clay Dragon  •  Meliodas vs. King  •  Meliodas vs. Galand
Ravens arc: Deldry, Arden & Waillo vs. Fraudrin  •  Ban vs. Galand & Melascula  •  Escanor vs. Galand & Melascula
Great Fight Festival arc: Denzel & Deathpierce vs. Fraudrin  •  Diane, Gilthunder, Howzer & Gilfrost vs. Earth Crawler  •  Elizabeth & Elaine vs. Torah & Jigumo  •  Meliodas & Ban vs. Dolzzo & Calzzo  •  Diane & King vs. Drole Golem & Gloxinia Servant  •  Gowther & Jericho vs. Escanor & Hawk  •  Meliodas vs. Drole & Gloxinia  •  Meliodas vs. Ten Commandments
Defensive Battle for Liones arc: Escanor vs. Estarossa  •  Derieri vs. Nerobasta  •  Meliodas vs. Derieri & Monspeet  •  Merlin vs. Grayroad  •  Hendrickson, Zaratras & Dreyfus vs. Fraudrin  •  Meliodas vs. Fraudrin
Memories of the Holy War arc: Diane & King vs. Drole & Gloxinia  •  Meliodas, Diane & King vs. Calmadios  •  Ten Commandments vs. Four Archangels  •  Elizabeth vs. Derieri & Monspeet
Corand arc: Seven Deadly Sins vs. Melascula  •  Meliodas vs. Escanor
Prelude to the New Holy War arc: Seven Deadly Sins vs. Chandler  •  Drole & Gloxinia vs. Chandler  •  Arthur Pendragon vs. Meliodas, Zeldris, Cusack & Chandler
New Holy War arc: Search-and-Destroy Force vs. Demons  •  Monspeet & Derieri vs. Estarossa  •  Sariel & Tarmiel vs. Estarossa  •  Meliodas, Ban & Wild vs. Demon King  •  Gowther, King, Sariel, Tarmiel & Derieri vs. Mael  •  Gowther, King, Diane & Elizabeth vs. Mael  •  Assault Force vs. Zeldris, Chandler & Cusack  •  Seven Deadly Sins & Four Archangels vs. Zeldris & Original Demon  •  Seven Deadly Sins, Four Archangels & Zeldris vs. Demon King
Unnamed Saga
Current arc: Seven Deadly Sins vs. Chimera Indura  •  Seven Deadly Sins & Elizabeth Liones vs. Demon King
Oneshot: Meliodas vs. Alioni (Oneshot)
Side Story 1: Ban vs. Red Demon
Vampires of Edinburgh: Zaratras vs. Doni  •  Ban vs. Holy Knights of Edinburgh/Vampires  •  Ban vs. Orlondi  •  Diane, King & Gowther vs. Mod & Ganne  •  Escanor vs. Izraf  •  Meliodas vs. Gelda & Ren
Side Story 3: Diane & Matrona vs. Gannon & Holy Knights