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Meliodas vs. Ruin is a battle fought between the Deadly Sin, Meliodas and the Holy Knight Ruin.


Ruin kneeing Elizabeth.

Ruin hypnotized Meliodas and Diane, who were on their way to Baste Dungeon, and made each think that the other was Ruin, resulting in them fighting. After revealing himself to Elizabeth, he starting hitting her. However, she soon understood the origin of his hypnotizing abilities, which was the bell of his staff, and managed to remove it from the staff when he hit her with it.[1]


Ruin attacking Meliodas before being sent flying

An angered Ruin tried to kill Elizabeth for removing his staff's bell, which was the source of his hypnotizing abilities, only for Meliodas to stop him. Whilst the Deadly Sin told Elizabeth that he accepted her resolution, Ruin, saying that the one who strikes first wins, attacked Meliodas with his staff. As Meliodas was still flying from the hit, Ruin hit him again with his staff pinning him to the ground, commenting that the former had lost his edge since he showed his back to his enemy. The Holy Knight then grabbed Meliodas from the head and lifted him, stating that he found it ridiculous that the kingdom was afraid of a small child. However, just then, Meliodas punched him, and then punched him again, sending him crashing into the walls of the Baste Dungeon, much to the surprise and shock of the guards stationed there.[2]

Meliodas defeating Ruin.

Ruin, seeming to be uninjured, comments it would have been boring if Meliodas wasn't as strong as this. He, explains that Holy Knights are called so because they have magic that transcends human knowledge imbued into their bodies, and then suggests that Meliodas draw his sword, since his childlike and soft first wouldn't even scratch his armor. Ruin, seeing the young man wouldn't draw his sword, starts punching him with tremendous power, which causes the whole of Baste Dungeon to shake. Ruin thinks he crushed him beyond recognition, but Meliodas punches him in the chest, therefore breaking his armor in that area. Though Ruin then says that his armor is nothing more than shallow skin and his body, which is stronger than steel, is his true armor, Meliodas punches him again, but with so much power that his entire hand goes inside the Holy Knight's body, which makes the latter spit blood, thus defeating him. The Deadly Sin then says that Ruin couldn't have avoided his defeat, since he hurt Elizabeth, who was a person close to Meliodas, and that doing that was his sin.[3]


After Ruin and Friesia are defeated[4], Meliodas and Elizabeth enter the Baste Dungeon, and encounter Ban, who had escaped from his prison before killing Jude. Meliodas' and Ban's greeting and subsequent arm wresting then destroys the Baste Dungeon despite Golgius triggering the Eternal Seal spell to trap them.[5]


  1. Chapter 13  , Page 16-20
  2. Chapter 14  , Page 2-7
  3. Chapter 14  , Page 2-14
  4. Chapter 15  , Page 2
  5. Chapter 15  , Page 6-20


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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