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Melasculaメラスキュラ」 is an elite warrior of the Demon Clan, serving directly under the Demon King as the Faith of the Ten Commandments.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Melascula's Snake Form
Giant Snake Form
Melascula original form
Original True Form
Melascula Full Visual
Anime full appearance
Melascula as a member of the former Ten Commandments
Melascula as a member of the former Ten Commandments
Melascula is a young woman with long, pink hair. She wears a sleeveless white leotard with horizontal and vertical lines in the middle and on top her breast. She also wears a pink bow on the choker. She wears long, pink stockings with white ornaments going around each stocking at the thigh. She is constantly cloaked in a shroud of her own darkness. Though not readily apparent, she also has an abnormally long tongue accompanied by the enlargement of her mouth.

Her original form is a short and thin snake with a line of dots along her body. After bathing in miasma from the Demon Realm for 300 years, she grew into a giant hooded snake.[2]

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PersonalityEdit

Melascula has a calm, reserved, yet mocking personality. Upon being released from the seal she wishes to rest before acting and when the Ten Commandments realize that they may reclaim their lost magical power by consuming the souls of humans, she chooses to summon some lesser demons instead of having to work herself. Melascula also expresses boredom and sarcasm when faced with challenges, showing off her rather apathetic side. She is known to be boastful and cocky during battle. She also seems to look down on humans in general.

History Edit

3,000 years agoEdit

Melascula was originally a small poisonous snake that lived for 300 years bathing in miasma from the Demon Realm. Thanks to this miasma, she grew into a giant hooded snake, being able take on a human form as well. At some point, she was chosen as the Faith of the Ten Commandments by the Demon King himself.

Memories of the Holy War arcEdit

After Ludociel imprisoned a horde of demons as bait, the Ten Commandments Melascula, Monspeet, Derieri and Galand, along with Fraudrin, led an army of demons to the Fairy King's Forest.[3] They were confronted by Elizabeth, who wanted to stop the fighting between the Goddess and Demon Clan. While she talked with the demons, Ludociel revealed the giant Ark holding the captured demons. Melascula noted that most of them are civilians before Ludociel killed the prisoners. Angered, the demons attacked.[4]

Gowther crossing Melascula's portal

Melascula's portal being used by Gowther

The Archangels Sariel and Tarmiel destroyed most of the army with an Omega Ark but the Ten Commandments survived.[5] While the others fought the Archangels, Melascula flew to the Light of Grace where Gowther had taken control of Nerobasta.[6]After reporting the situation, annoyed that Gowther read her thoughts, Melascula is taken by the manipulated Nerobasta to the gate to the Celestial Realm.

Melascula corrupted the gate to the Celestial Realm, preparing it to connect to the Demon Realm instead.[7] However, Gowther tricked her into connecting it to the Demon Realm's prison, freeing the real Gowther. Furious at being manipulated, Melascula's head is grabbed by the real Gowther and immobilized her with his magic.[8]Melascula recriminates that he dared to leave his prison without the consent of the Demon King, leading Gowther to reveal that he has no interest in the Holy War. Later forces her to open a portal to be reunited with the doll Gowther.

Later Melascula rejoices when Zeldris arrives to go after the magician Gowther.

Along with the rest of the Demon Clan, Melascula was sealed away by the Goddess Clan after losing the Ancient War against the Four Races (Human, Fairy, Giant, and Goddess Clans).

PlotEdit

Albion arcEdit

Melascula Anime

Melascula released from the Demon Seal

After Hendrickson manages to remove the seal, Melascula and the rest of the Ten Commandments appear before the terrified former Great Holy Knight and Fraudrin in Dreyfus' body. She asks Fraudrin why he has a human body, then stating her opinion on humans. After being informed by Fraudrin of the current events in Britannia, Zeldris suggests that they should head for Edinburgh Hill for recuperation of their severely drained magical powers, on which everyone agrees. They fly out of Zhuhur Valley, leaving a terrified Hendrickson.[9]

Arriving at Edinburgh Castle, Melascula and her fellow Ten Commandments find it in ruins and conclude that a powerful magical implosion caused the destruction of the castle; they also find a large hole, which they link to Meliodas. Melascula then tells Zeldris who is trying to figure out why Meliodas caused the destruction, to calm down and relax since its been 3000 years since they were out in the physical world.[10] The Commandments then discuss the destruction of the Albion while Galand decides to attack Camelot. Before Galand leaves, Melascula berates him for acting hasty and thinking with his muscles rather than his brain[11] Later on, the Commandments begin to recover their magical power by consuming the souls of humans, and Melascula summons a Red Demon and Gray Demon to collect souls for them.[12] These two are stopped by the Three Misfits and Hendrickson.[13]

Ravens arcEdit

Melascula summoning wandering souls

Melascula using her magic to revive souls.

She is shocked when she senses Meliodas regain his full power at Istar.[14] When Meliodas appears, thanks to Merlin's teleportation magic, she along with the other Commandments, except Galand, are surprised to see him. She watches as Meliodas defeats Galand in five seconds stating that he would be difficult to handle and watches as he warns Zeldris that the Seven Deadly Sins would defeat the Ten Commandments with everything they've got. In response, Zeldris and Fraudrin attack Meliodas from both sides, but he is teleported back.
Ban using Fox Hunt on Melascula and Galand

Melascula and Galand battling Ban.

Melascula appears next to Galand, who is contemplating his revenge, and states that he could not beat Meliodas as he was. Afterword, Zeldris orders them to split up and move across the land to regain their magic faster.[15] Upon hearing this order, Melascula splits off with Galand. It is later shown that she is calling back the souls of the dead to use as her own army of Zombies to wipe out the living humans.[16] Upon sensing that one of the souls she revived was resisting her magic, she and Galand decide to check it out and encounter Ban of the Seven Deadly Sins, who states he will kill them.[17] Angered, Ban picks out his Three-section Staff, but Galand cuts his torso before he could attack. After knowing of the commandment's defeat by Meliodas, Ban comments on their mentioning of Meliodas' relation to the Demon Clan. A furious Galand asks how he's still alive and Ban announces himself as Melascula began to attack on her turn, but Ban avoided her attacks easily. Galand crushes the bandit's head but he recovers from that as well much to their shock. Galand then offers Ban to hit him once in honor of his feats, and Ban prepares his Hunter Fest, robbing Galand of his power and delivering a massive kick to the commandment's gut. Ban continues with his assault on Galand and soon shifts to attempt a hit on Melascula, but she survived using her power. Galand attempts to attack Ban again but fails to land a hit, while Ban counters with his fists. Melascula deduces to Ban's Snatch abilities and warns Galand, Ban continues to provoke them at the other hand.[18]

Melascula taking Ban soul

Melascula removing Ban's soul.

Although Ban almost wins the battle after he uses Hunter Fest on Melascula and Galand, he finally exhausted. Jericho later carrying Ban and Elaine and flees from Melascula and Galand who give deadly pursuits to them. The two Commandments discovered a bar called "My Sweet Gluttony" inside a dark cave where Ban, Jericho, and Elaine were hiding. The owner of the bar, Escanor became terrified when Galand gets distracted by the booze and immediately commences drinking along Melascula. Admiring how the booze has gotten better over the course of 3000 years, Escanor explains its content which Melascula credits him for knowing much about it. Escanor asks who they are and the due respond that they're the Ten Commandments of the Demon King. Surprised, Escanor is challenged to a Galand game, with each of them delivering a blow to the other and the first one to die loses.

Melascula using Cocoon of Darkness

Melascula trapping Escanor.

Despite Jericho and Ban's advice, a terrified Escanor accepts the game and is patted in the back by Galand, but the force Galand used caused the secretive sin to pass out. Before they noticed it, morning had already arose, and as Galand attempted to carry the Rhitta, Escanor snatched it from his hand and told him that mere demons cannot hope to wield this axe. A surprised Galand wonders whether he is human or not and Escanor responds that he is indeed human, but he is the very pinnacle of the human species, introducing himself as the The Lion's Sin of Pride, Escanor of the Seven Deadly Sins.[19]

Melascula burned by Escanor's soul

Melascula burned by Escanor's soul.

After defeating Galand, a shocked Melascula commends on Escanor's great power, so great Galand broke his own oath and subliminally tried to escape, but was petrified due to breaking his oath while Escanor proceeds to sigh in disappointment.[20] Escanor tells her that if she wants to run away he'd allow her as he still has some chivalry in him, but a she decides to use her Cocoon of Darkness to try and rob Escanor off his soul.

Inside the cocoon she states she is tired of listening to all of Escanor's arrogant talk and asks he be quiet forever, as she removes and devours his soul. However, she is soon struck with intense pain, feeling as if her entire body is on fire. Escanor's soul flies from her mouth and as she is consumed in flames she screams how could his soul contain so much power and what kind of power it is. As Escanor tells her the name of his ability, his soul having returned, she screams in agony as she is consumed in flames, falls over a cliff, and seemingly splits in half.

Great Fight Festival arcEdit

Melascula using Shouraikon

Melascula attempting to kill Meliodas.

Ban killing Melascula

Ban incapacitates Melascula by breaking her neck.

Melascula is revealed to have survived, albeit severely burned, and joins the other Commandments as they race to Drole and Gloxinia's aid in order to confront Meliodas. She remains on the sidelines until Meliodas is rendered powerless by Estarossa. She asks that Gloxinia heal her and then asks Estarossa that she be the one who finishes him off, as retribution for what a member of the Seven Deadly Sins did to her. She begins to remove Meliodas' soul from his body with her Shouraikon spell, but before she can eat it, her neck is snapped and five of her hearts are ripped out, by Ban, who unexpectedly reappeared on the scene.[21]

Corand arcEdit

Meliodas prisoner of Melascula

Meliodas trapped by Melascula

Melascula is revealed to be alive, managing to survive by keeping her last heart and about a month after the death of Meliodas at the hands of Estarossa, was in the strength of the city of Corand creating a dimensional distortion that prevented anyone to approach Camelot. At the root of this, the Seven Deadly Sins went to Corand in order to eliminate this distortion. There, Melascula creates an illusion of Zeldris to attract Meliodas and capture him within her Shadow Cocoon and later to take advantage of the negative energy of this last one to attack the other Sins with revived warriors powered by this energy. Melascula plays with Meliodas' unstable emotions in order to increase his anger and empower her soldiers.

After her soldiers are defeated, the vengeful souls take possession of Diane, and Melascula rejoices for the ensuing fight. However, Diane is saved by Elizabeth and Melascula recognizes her for her goddess persona. After a final word to Meliodas, reminding him that Elizabeth will die, Melascula decides to fight for herself assuming her giant snake form.

Melascula using Deadly Poison

Melascula poisoning Ban.

She first attacks Ban by catching him between her jaws and although she manages to get rid of Elaine when she tries to save him, the fairy princess' sentiment grows her wings and thus manages to save Ban with her new power.

After Meliodas is released in his Assault Mode, Melascula states that everyone will be killed by him, but Escanor takes care of facing him. Melascula states that without Meliodas and Escanor, the Seven Deadly Sins are not a treat for her.
Merlin captures Melascula

Merlin capturing Melascula in a test tube

There Ban tries to use Fox Hunt to rip Melascula's last heart, but she prevents it by moving her heart over her body, thus rendering it out of his reach. Melascula manages to seriously injure Ban with her acidic venom, but Elizabeth is able to heal him. Soon, Melascula is easily overpowered by Diane and King being later corned by Elaine and immobilized by Gowther.

Although Elaine insists that they kill her even if it means that she also dies, Elizabeth uses her Tranquilize to remove the miasma from Melascula's body, returning her from her gigantic hooded form to its original form as a harmless little snake. Finally, Melascula attempts to run away but is captured and put into a test tube by Merlin.

Prelude to the New Holy War arcEdit

Later, when Zeldris calls upon the Commandments, Melascula is shown inside Merlin's test tube in her hideout, helplessly hissing as she is unable to respond to him.

Melascula is seen again when Merlin uses her as a bargaining chip with Zeldris, who has come to collect the Commandments. During the bargain, Melascula watches as Merlin explains her past and upbringing.

Melascula is then mentioned again by Zeldris when he tells Meliodas he failed to retrieve her. He says he will still collect her in order for Meliodas to gain the full power needed to become equivalent to the Demon King.

Abilities and EquipmentEdit

As a member of the Ten Commandments, Melascula is exceptionally powerful. Like all members of the Demon Clan, she is able to utilize the mysterious jet-black matter as shown forming wings for flight. she uses it to battle in close-combat as seen in her battle against Ban. She can also use it envelop herself as a protective barrier of sorts and wrap it around her self to shield from strong attacks such as Bans Fox Hunt technique. Her aura, combined with the other Ten Commandments is so powerful that it made the normally calm Hendrickson sweat in fear by their mere presence and unnerved Meliodas when he sensed it several kilometers away.

As stated by herself, Melascula is an expert at manipulating the dying and the dead, along with their souls. She has strong summoning capabilities, having brought forth lesser demons.

As Melascula was a snake that bathed in the miasma of the Demon World to gain her demonic powers, she can transform at will into her original giant hooded snake form that possesses great strength and endurance as she managed to easily hold down Ban with her mouth alone and endured attacks from other members of the Seven Deadly Sins.[22]

AbilitiesEdit

Main article: Hell Gate
  • Hell Gate獄門 (ヘルゲート)  Gokumon (Herugēto)」: This power allows Melascula to form portals for various purposes.
  • Onhangon no Hou怨反魂 (おんはんごん) (ほう)  Onhangon no Hō; literally meaning "Vengeful Soul Revival"」: A forbidden spell that amplifies the lingering affection and regrets of the dead. It gives life to rage that would otherwise have no outlet and calls them back to the world of the living. If the dead resists their rage and their grudge disappears, death awaits them once more.[23]
  • Antan no Mayu暗澹 (あんたん) (まゆ)  Antan no Mayu; literally meaning "Cocoon of Darkness"」: Melascula envelops her opponent in darkness, trapping them within a pitch black sphere.[24]The cocoon is extremely resistant. According to Melascula, even a member of the Ten Commandments could not break it.
    • Shiryo Kyoka no Hou "Shura no Onshu"死霊強化 (しりょうきょうか) (ほう) "修羅 (しゅら) 怨讐" (おんしゅう)  Shiryō Kyōka no Hō "Shura no Onshū" ; literally meaning "The Law of Dead Souls Strengthening "Carnage Grudge""」: Melascula manipulates the negative energy of the individual trapped in her cocoon and turns it into power for her reanimated soldiers, increasing their offensive and defensive power as well as their resistance to magic.[25]
  • Shouraikon招来魂 (しょうらいこん)  Shōraikon; literally meaning "Soul Invitation"」: By reciting a demonic incantation, Melascula can draw out her opponent's soul.[26]
  • Deadly Poison蛇毒散腐 (デッドリーポイズン)  Jadoku Sanfu (Deddorī Poizun); literally meaning "Snake Venom Toxicity"」: In her snake form, Melascula expels from her mouth a stream of poison and digestive juice that disintegrate her opponent. Even the vapors themselves are highly corrosive that can even temporarily halt the regeneration process of Ban's immortality.[27]

Commandment Edit

Melascula was bestowed the commandment of Faith信仰 (しんこう)  Shinkō」 by the Demon King, meaning that any who show faithlessness in her presence will have their eyes set ablaze.[28]

Power LevelEdit

Total Magic Strength Spirit
34,000 31,500 500 2,000



RelationshipsEdit

Ten CommandmentsEdit

ZeldrisEdit

She is often near him and seems to respect him a great deal. During the time they were recovering their magic power, she talked to him a lot and without any type of formality despite him being the leader. This proves their friendship and respect they have for each other. When Galand wants to slack off and drink she berates him, stating that Zeldris would be furious.

GalandEdit

Though they have their disagreements, they are actually very good friends who enjoy each other's company and drinking together. She says she teamed up with him in order to look after him because she cares for him, and after Galand is turned to stone by his own curse against Escanor, she is noticeably distraught. During the great Holy War, Galand protected her without thought showing he genuinely cares for her as a friend.

EstarossaEdit

Melascula and Estarossa are fellow commandments as they both have been part of the Ten Commandments since 3,000 years ago. They seem to have a normal relationship and get along fine. However, when Melascula attempted to eat Meliodas' soul Estarossa was angry and planned to kill her for it. He tells Ban after breaking her neck if he did not do anything to her he would have.

Seven Deadly SinsEdit

MeliodasEdit

Meliodas was the former leader of the Commandments and she looked up to him greatly just as the others did, considering him the only demon suitable to become the next King. However, after he betrayed them Melascula turned that admiration to disgust, seeing him as worthless and useless. Melascula has tried to kill him twice personally due to her hate against him.

BanEdit

Melascula, at first, had no interest in Ban other than his soul due to regaining her lost power. She found his and Elaine's predicament funny, and attempted to eat his soul in front of both Elaine and Jericho to scare them. After Ban's adoptive father sacrifices himself to protect Ban, the fox sin began to hate her more due to her being the cause of both Elaine and his suffering. Ban later destroys six of her seven hearts, making their relationship mutually antagonistic with Melascula changing into her snake form to devour him first.

EscanorEdit

Melascula at first had no interest in Escanor and only though of him as a weak human who made good liqor. After he revealed his daytime form and made Galand turn into stone, she though of him as a cocky and arrogant man only wanting to kill him faster. After Melascula ate Escanor's soul, the intense heat burnt her to a crisp, leaving her charred and black. From then on, she began to fear his power and want revenge on him making their relationship mutually antagonistic.

BattlesEdit

Ravens arcEdit

Great Fight Festival arcEdit

Corand arcEdit

TriviaEdit

  • According to the official fanbook:
    • Handedness: Right-handed
    • Birthplace: Demon Realm
    • Special ability: Stealing souls
    • Hobbies: Switching souls
    • Daily Routine: Human soul hunting
    • Favorite food: Souls
    • Dream/Hope: Revival of the Demon King
    • Charmpoint: Pink hair
  • She is currently the last member of the Ten Commandments to still have her original Commandment.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 143, page 20.
  2. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 203, page 18.
  3. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 203.
  4. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 204.
  5. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 205.
  6. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 206.
  7. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 210.
  8. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 211.
  9. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 109.
  10. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 113.
  11. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 119.
  12. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 122.
  13. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 123.
  14. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 134.
  15. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 136.
  16. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 141.
  17. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 143.
  18. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 144.
  19. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 148, page 11-21.
  20. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 149.
  21. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 176.
  22. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 229, page 9-13.
  23. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 143, page 18.
  24. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 145, page 5-10.
  25. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 226, page 19.
  26. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 176, page 13-14.
  27. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 230, page 6-7.
  28. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 145, page 6-7.

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