Well that was a bit unexpected, so Hendricken attempted to have Arthus “assassinated” during the walk to the castle. I was half-expecting Melodias and Arthur to end up clashing with each other during this arc, but with this development, things have got a lot more interesting. The Hendricksen vs Arthur match-up is quite the treat, I was wondering how strong Arthur was and I guess he may just tease us with his capabilities in this battle before it is interrupted – by Melodias and Co.? That hooded character traveling with Arthus, I am curious to learn who exactly they are and their purpose of traveling with Arthur. Diane showing up at the end of the chapter in the underground section of Merlin’s Research Facility was a surprising twist, looks like Diane and King will be the first of the Seven Deadly Sins to battle this arc =D.
That was unexpected, so the whole army of Arthur’s was an illusion created by that hooded character, interesting…that hooded character really is dangerous. To think just two people fooled the whole of the Holy Knights, including Hendricksen, who thinks of himself as someone quite smart. Hopefully Arthur is the card able to scrap all the plans Hendricksen has for reviving the Demon Clan, but I have this apprehensive feeling that Arthur and Melodias will fight one another. At the very least, I hope Arthur comes to understand a bit about Melodias through their fight if they do battle.
How unexpected, big developments after big developments, it is shocking seeing just how much was set-up in these two chapters! The Goddess, Giant, Fairy and Human clans united in the past to seal the Demon Clan, and Hendricksen on his way to reviving the Demon Clan in order to create an era in which the Holy Knights can prosper with battle, he manages to secure Elizabeth, the final piece to releasing the Demon Clan seal, thanks to one of his knights. Melodias, Ban and Gowther rampage at the Britannia Kingdom until they sense the presence of the King of Camelot, King Arthur on the opposite side of the Kingdom arriving with a massive army. I am honestly incredibly curious to see how the story develops from here out and where it would likely end up after these recent events.
So that is what Hendricksen intends to do by releasing the seal the Goddess Clan placed on the Demon Clan…to create a never-ending war in which the Holy Knights purpose and use will never see an end. What a narrow-minded perspective Hendricksen has, to engulf the world in such chaos, just because he doesn’t find enough glory and satisfaction in keeping the peace and protecting the people. He is definitely playing with fire and is completely unaware of the exact terror he is seeking to unleash.
Gowther, the goat’s sin of lust is indeed quite the character. His inability to read the situation and say just the right thing at the wrong time is quite amusing, I am definitely looking forward to seeing how he develops the dynamics between the group now. It also will be interesting to hear what other bits of information he has to share with the readers when he begins reading other people’s thoughts and memories, especially if target of his ability ends up being the mysterious Melodias.
Nanatsu no Taizai (by Suzuki Nakaba) also known as The Seven Deadly Sins tells the story of a group of criminals whom ten years prior to the start of the story had been accused of plotting to overthrow the Kingdom. Shortly after the Kingdoms enforcement division, the Holy Knights, launched an offensive against the group of criminals, known as the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’, that group disintegrated and went their separate ways. Now ten years later and the start of the story, a girl appears suddenly seeking to reunite the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ together to help combat the Holy Knights whom have deviated from their path of protection, order and peace.