Chapter 211 of immensely popular Japanese manga The Seven Deadly Sins unravels the shocking truth about one of the characters that just might prove pivotal to the series. With the Light of Grace in jeopardy and the Gate to Heaven about to be breached, the Giant King and the Fairy King have some tough decisions to take while Melodias helps Elizabeth recuperate in the current chapter of Nanatsu no Taizai.
[Warning: The Seven Deadly Sins manga Chapter 211 spoilers/recap and Chapter 212 speculations ahead]
Chapter 210 of The Seven Deadly Sins marked the arrival of Gowther of Selflessnes and Melascula of Faith in The Gates of Heaven. Meanwhile Rou had managed to embed himself within the Warriors of Stigmata perfectly. He didn’t offer the slightest hint about his true identity. The lack of “rage pouring in from beyond” was assumed to be the defeat of the Ten Commandments at the hands of the Fairy King and the Giant King.
However, just when the warriors were attempting to relax, they received a distress call announcing that the demons have taken control of The Light of Grace. Moreover, before the warriors could react, Rou revealed himself and mercilessly began slaughtering them. He even killed all the gatekeepers. When asked why he had aligned himself with the Demon clan, Rou indicated he desired the annihilation of all Stigmata Warriors.
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Sensing something was wrong, the two kings rush back to the Gates of Heaven, only to be interrupted by someone who claims to be Gowther of Selflessnes. Sensing the person isn’t who he claims to be, the Fairy King openly claimed that he isn’t the true Gowther. The current chapter of The Seven Deadly Sins continues with the interesting conversation that eventually leads to a very shocking revelation.
During the conversation, Melascula of Faith calls out to Gowther, and asks him to close the Gate to the Heavens. The request surprises the two kings. Gowther asks Melascula to do it herself. Taken aback by the casual tone of the conversation, the Giant King asks why Gowther has aligned himself with one of the Ten Commandments. Still confused about his identity being questioned, Gowther wonders why the kings aren’t aware that he is one of the Ten Commandments. Since Gowther has always been one of the seven deadly sins, the King Gloxinia’s puzzlement rises further.
The urgency to attend to the crisis at the Light of Grace beckons the two kings. Gloxinia points out that the time wasted in conversation is causing the loss of several magic powers. As expected, Rou is busy killing anyone who stands in his way back at the Gates to the Heaven.
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However, just as the two kings are about to resume their journey. Gowther strikes King Dolor with a huge tentacle. Enraged at the attack, Gloxinia warns Gowther not to hinder their path. It is quite apparent that Gowther or whoever the person is has been stalling the duo. He calmly notes that until the Gate is complete, he won’t let them go anywhere near there.
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The Fairy King notes that Gowther has the ability to alter memories, and in all likelihood, is responsible for erasing the Giant King’s memory. Shocked, King Dolor demands that his memories be returned to him. However, Gloxinia interjects and states that it is the real Gowther and not the impersonator who has the Giant’s King’s memories. Gloxinia notes that the Gowther he is referring to is the one who is 3,000 years in the future. He adds that they too are from the same time.
Strangely, the gate to the demon world continues to remain shut. However, the Gowther-impersonator is shocked to realize that the gate isn’t the one to the demon world. At the other end, Melascula of Faith is shocked about the same and wonders about her creation.
In the next panel, Melascula of Faith realizes that she has been tricked. She angrily proclaims that Gowther tricked her into withdrawing from her battle with the four Archangels, and then manipulated her into coming to the tower all by herself. She adds that Gowther even tricked her into creating the monstrosity that is clearly not the gate to the prison of the demon world. Interestingly, a voice responds that after the plan to rescue the hostages was formulated, Melascula of Faith has been manipulated. The voice adds that the trickery was necessary for the sake of attaining “freedom.”
As Melascula attempts to destroy her creation, she is abruptly stopped through the portal. The voice warns that she speak softly to avoid detection by the Demon King. The person at the other end of the portal confirms that it has been 500 long years since he has been in the outside world. When Melascula demands to know the identity of the person who tricked her, he confirms that he is Gowther.
It is not immediately clear how, but the real Gowther is telepathically controlling the impersonator. Since the real one is still connected with the fake one, the conversation is heard by Gloxinia and Dolor. Upon discovering the phenomenon, Gowther apologizes and claims that he has been “hearing violent emotions blooming in a ‘Garden of Chaos.'” He adds that it is the emotions that serve as proof of a person being alive. It is feelings like anger, grief, fear, and pain that impart value to lives. In extension, the explosion of these emotions is essentially art in its purest form.
As expected, King Gloxinia is livid about Gowther hiding facts from the Demon King and lying to him. He reminds Gowther that they are in the midst of the Holy War. Gowther shocks the kings by claiming he cares nothing about the Holy War as he has absolutely no interest in it. Interestingly, he reveals why he lacks any feeling for the war.
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Gowther reveals that the Demon King bestowed the “Commandment of Selflessness” on him for 500 years and stole his freedom. Hence, he created a puppet that he used to stay in contact with the outside world. The real Gowther observes that even the puppet has reached its limit.
Chapter 211 of The Seven Deadly Sins ends with the puppet Gowther waving goodbye, implying that he might die because his time has run out. The panel promises that the next chapter of the popular Japanese series, titled “The Puppet Asks For Love,” will reveal Gowther’s side of the story and the truth behind his sin.
Chapter 212 of The Seven Deadly Sins is expected to be released without a break. Mangaka Nakaba Suzuki has promised that the upcoming mega-chapter would contain 43 pages of Gowther’s side story.
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