The Seven Deadly Sins has been one of the most interesting series of modern times, and Escanor’s death has been a very lucrative topic.
However, some fans believe that he didn’t die, as, given his reputation, it gets tough to deem that Escanor actually died in the story.
Escanor is considered the strongest character as well as one of the most favourite characters in the series.
Escanor, Also known as Lion’s Sin of Pride, is said to be the seventh and final member of Nanatsu no Taizai (Seven Deadly Sins).
He is popular in the series as he possesses immense power during the day and gradually becomes weaker by the night time.
It is considered that at night time Escanor’s power goes down to a level where anybody with a power slightly above average human would win against him.
One of his secret inherent power is “Sunshine.” Escanor is considered one of the most mysterious group members, but the question arises that is he even that strong?
In one of his iconic fights against Commandment of Love: Estarossa, He actually proved why he is considered one of the strongest characters in the series.
In one of the very recent events in the anime series was when we witnessed Escanor beating the pulp out of Demon King in Zeldoris’ body.
He did that with his “The One From.” He used every bit of his remaining energy and power.
Thus the new question now arises Escanor dead? So to answer these things, we have compiled up some facts to answer this question. So without further ado, let’s go to the discussion section.
Is Escanor Dead?
Castellio’s former prince, Escanor, has come a long way. Initially born as a weak character, his power, Sunshine, brought ridiculous development in him.
His strength reaches a peak during the daytime, and with the setting sun, he returns to his normal weak state. Escanor’s death has always been a hot topic among fans, and the overall story is as interesting as it can get.
Escanor, The Lion’s Sin of Pride, died after fighting against the Demon King.
He fought Demon King with his “The One From” and used every bit of energy.
However, his body disintegrated when used full of his power to boost up the grace “Sunshine.”
So he used the borrowed grace and to put an end to Demon King.
But it was already too late for him as he used most of his power while fighting against Demon King; he knew to defeat him, he must activate his “Ultimate One Form,” which he did, but while doing, his body gave up as he was way over his limit.
He already knew that he is going to die, but still, he did this so that he can protect his friends and die an honourable death.
Escanor’s Sin: What was His Sin?
To tell what his sin was we will have to go back to one of the previous chapters of the manga. Lion’s Sin of Pride Escanor once travelled from town to town and helped whoever was in need.
And similarly, one day, he tried to help some of the villagers and fought off a demon for them.
But in the process, he nearly destroyed the town. Although he intended to help the people, his havoc throughout the town scared the villagers, and people got afraid of him.
So after that, people blamed him for the village’s destruction, and Meliodas, Merlin, and Zaratras were sent to capture Escanor; but he hurt Zaratras and even insulted King Bartra, so he was given the title of Lion Sin of Pride.
He was also sentenced to death, but Meliodas stopped that and saved him. Later he joined Meliodas in the Seven Deadly Sins.
Escanor’s Death: How Exactly Did Escanor Die?-Demon King Zeldaris vs Lion Sin Escanor
As we discussed in the above portion, he used all of his powers while fighting against Demon King.
He borrowed Sunshine to go all out against Demon King (Zeldris).
He was finally able to defeat Zeldris, but in the process, actually, he used up all of his powers, and hence he died while the grace returned to Mael.
In the holy post-Holy War arc, The Demon king took control over the body of Zeldoris while Meliodas was still capable of defeating Demon King.
Still, he did not do as he didn’t want to destroy his brother’s body.
When the rest of the sins finally came to his aid, Escanor wanted and pleaded with Mael of the four archangels to let him borrow the Sunshine.
During that time, he was already aware that he was already dying because of that godly power’s heavy usage.
But Escanor didn’t think about himself at that point, but rather he used that power to help his friend and put an end to Demon King(Zeldris).
While fighting against Demon King(Zeldris) in his “The One Form” hand-to-hand combat.
He was already aware that it wouldn’t be enough to defeat a god-like Demon King, so he used his own life force to charge up the grace sunshine.
And after successfully defeating Demon King (Zeldris), the grace went back to Mael. And Escanor finally confessed his love for Boar’s Sin Merlin, and he died.
Escanor remained toe to toe against his fight with Demon King Zeldris. He used the magical power (daytime form) known as “The One Form”.
Once he used this supreme power his own body was put on the line as One Form generally increases the overall stamina, power, and strength of Escanor. But in the process, it also drains the life force out of him.
So after his fight against Demon King once Demon King’s body was destroyed Escanor also died as he had already had used his life force in order to defeat the Demon Kind Zelderis.
Did Escanor express his love for Merlin?
Escanor’s body started deteriorating, but he gave his one last goodbye to his friends and lover Merlin.
Escanor says that he has no regrets in his life, and he has been fortunate enough to fight with the gang and give his final goodbye to all of them.
After which, he told Gowther that he had been Escanor’s one of the most trusted friends. Escanor also wished Diane and King all the happiness for their future.
Escanor asked Elisabeth to give regards to her father and thanked Mael for granting him to use of “Sunshine Grace “. He tells Ban to loosen up his drinking habits.
Lastly, Escanor confessed his love for Merlin and thanked her for everything.
He tells her that he is happy that he could at least exist in some corner of her heart.
Merlin wished that she had met Escanor 3000 years ago, and Escanor further said to her no matter what crime she could have committed; he would have followed her on every path and everywhere.
Even Merlin was surprised when she came to know that Escanor knew about her sins.
Lastly, Escanor’s body starts giving out its final flames and asks his friends to walk away.
But Merlin didn’t walk away. She approaches him and tells him that she is sorry that she could not return his love, and so she decides to keep a burn mark from Escanor’s final flame as his memory. The reason was Escanor was the only man who ever truly loved her. She kissed him and said goodbye while Escanor recited hislast lines.
“Yours is a lonely love; the finest wine to inebriate the heart. But I cannot be the chalice that will hold you. O, Lord … I pray that another chalice appears that can embrace that love.”
Can Escanor be revived in Nanatsu no Taizai?
We don’t think that Escanor will be revived in the series now.
But many people believe that there is a possibility since many of the characters in Seven Deadly Sins have such godlike power, so some of them may have the ability to do so.
The druids and demons already have some similar powers like that, so we might be able to see Escanor getting revived in the Seven Deadly Sins in the future. But that is unlikely to happen now.
Who is Mael? and What is the Exact Truth About Escanor’s Powers?
Mael actually is one of the four Four Archangels of the Goddess Clan. Mael is considered as the strongest Archangels and was the former holder of the grace sunshine.
3000 years ago, the genius magician demon and the former commandment of selflessness, also known as the Goat’s Sin of Lust, cast a spell on the Universe to end the Holy War.
The Spell eventually affected all the races and the two gods, The Demon King and Supreme Deity.
When Meliodas, later on, betrayed the demons and sided with Elizabeth and the Goddesses, the Balance collapsed.
Therefore Gowther finally executed his plan to alter the memory of everyone’s to put an end to this holy war.
The lost grace Sunshine, after the death of Mael them roamed around everywhere for centuries before finally entering into Escanor’s body(The Second Prince of Castellio).
At the time of The Holy War, the spell was erased everyone’s memory was restored. To save his fellow sins and Elizabeth, Escanor returned the Sunshine to Mael, who could only use it to its complete potential.