What a turn of events, I was completely wrong about Gilthunder’s perception concerning the conspiracy that had taken place within the Kingdom of Liones. I had thought Gilthunder was just being pulled along by his foolishness and ignorance, yet that was shockingly incorrect, more than any other Holy Knight, Gilthunder knew what was going on within the Kingdom. Forced to follow along with Hendricksen’s plot to create an era requiring the Holy Knights, he not only fooled the Holy Knights but the readers as well. My perception of Gilthunder has drastically altered after this twist, to be able to endure the burning desire for revenge for ten years and follow the orders of the man responsible for his father’s death, what patience and resolve Gilthunder.
Melodias taking on Gilthunder, Hendricksen and Vivian was definitely an enjoyable battle, it was great seeing Melodias pushed and put his life on the line to make sure Hendricksen doesn’t get what he wants. Being able to piece together the situation Gilthunder was exactly in during the middle of the battle and act on that to free him from Vivian’s control, Melodias is quite something. Thanks to Margaret building up the courage to try and stop Gilthunder, Melodias was able to realise exactly what was going on and how Vivian and Hendricksen had Gilthunder under duress.
The surveillance creature Vivian had set on Margaret was quite unusual, King noted it was a chimera, but it certainly did look kind of demonic, it will be interesting to see what other creatures are present within the world of Nanatsu no Taizai. I am also curious to find out if those chimera’s will play more of a role within the story in the future.
With the truth behind the murder of the previous Great Holy Knight becoming known by several Holy Knights, it will be interesting to see how status of the Seven Deadly Sin’s will be affected after this arc. They were criminalised for murdering Gilthunder’s father, but with the Holy Knights faction crumbling at the moment, how will the horizon look for the Seven Deadly Sins? I am also curious to see what will happen with Hendricksen, at this point in time he is the main antagonist, but seeing as how he was just overwhelmed by Gilthunder, will he continue to be the main antagonist or will another character/faction take his place? With the threat of the Demon Clan being a reality now in the story, it is possible that the Seven Deadly Sins are unable to prevent them breaching the world.
I had suspected that Arthur’s aid was Merlin but it is great to see it actually happen. I love how Merlin toyed with Vivian and completely overpowered her with her teleportation magic. It makes it even sweeter that Vivian once was Merlin’s apprentice and now the master is disciplining the student for losing herself. Just like the rest of the Seven Deadly Sins, Merlin herself is a strange character, just by her appearance you can tell – she is an exhibitionist! With six of Sins revealed, how exactly will this arc end, will Melodias be able to get Elizabeth back and stop the Demon Clan from coming into their world?
And what about Ban, his mission from the Goddess Clan, does he intend to carry it out? The fact that Elaine’s life hangs in the balance, well her revival, Ban may very well lose himself to the love he was and still is intoxicated by. Certainly Elaine wouldn’t want Ban to be killing his best friend, but Ban at the moment truly wants to save Elaine. Hopefully some clarification is made by the Goddess Clan on why they really want Melodias dead when he has done nothing so far to threaten the Clans of the world. I suppose it could be what he is as opposed to what he has done, but Melodias only really embraces his demonic powers when he is left with no choice but to. Very much looking forward to the next chapter.