Death is not always permanent in the world of Seven Deadly Sins. So, when mangaka Nakaba Suzuki concluded the manga series, fans had mixed feelings.
For one thing, they think that the finale is rushed and left a vague cliffhanger. There are also many unanswered questions, one of which is whether Escanor is immortal.
Escanor is not immortal. He may be the chosen one to represent the Lion’s Sin of Pride of the Seven Deadly Sins, but he is not without his weaknesses.
During Escanor’s battle with the Demon King, the archangel Mael transferred the godly grace of Sunshine to Escanor.
However, in Chapter 333, Escanor overused Sunshine to the point that he finally kicked the bucket.
Think of it this way: batteries run out of charge because they’re overused. Once batteries’ electric charge goes down, the power to operate various electronic devices also fails.
The borrowed grace, Sunshine, is Escanor’s inherent but overcharged power that finally exploded, taking him away in the process.
In other words, Escanor was burned during the battle because Sunshine is overly consumed.
There’s no other way to go around it because Escanor needed that “extra charge” from Sunshine to level up or boost up his grace. If it weren’t for Escanor overcharging the borrowed grace, the Demon King would not be defeated.
Escanor’s ‘Sunshine Secret’
We must remember that the Sunshine grace reaches its peak during noon. Nevertheless, it should still be strong from dawn until dusk.
This means that Sunshine is weak during the evening and lax during midnight.
Much like how Escanor is arrogant during daytime and timid during the evening, his powers also fluctuate throughout the day.
Another case to take note of is how light and darkness forcefully opposed one other during the Seven Deadly Sins’ battle with the Demon King.
This power imbalance could be an effect of the Demon Clan waging war during nighttime.
If the battle did occur during night time, that explains why the Demon Clan has an advantage in terms of power levels and battle wits.
Escanor sacrificing himself during the battle with against Meliodas and Zeldris’ father (the Demon King) is the result of activating an ultimate version of “The One” form.
It ignited Escanor’s body even though he’s dubbed as The Strongest Holy Knight in the series.
While being engulfed in embers, fans could only view his burning desire to protect his friends as a heroic act!
On one hand, we should have seen this coming because the Seven Deadly Sins’ titular group of knights occur during the warring era of the European Middle Ages: sacrificial deaths should be expected.
When the blaze finally died, Escanor’s body was burned to ash. And upon seeing the sketches in Chapter 346, my mind cemented on the fact he is dead and gone for good.
What does the sketch in Chapter 346 show?
The sketches fans saw for Seven Deadly Sins’ sequel (drawn in Chapter 346) show ‘Escanor is certainly dead’.
They show former Sunshine grace holder Mael saying “…so the next carrier of Sunshine…shall be you…” Who is the person Mael spoke these heavyweight words to?
For those who are able to read, the Japanese speech bubbles may still be hard to comprehend because it’s still a rough sketch.
But this will have to do for those who aren’t able to understand Japanese.
As a matter of fact, it’s better than nothing because the English version of this sketch may not be available until the manga’s official English release of Volume 41.
Fans are not completely left wondering in the dark because there’s an upcoming sequel for Seven Deadly Sins.
The “Four Knights of Apocalypse” is a sequel story that will likely revolve around the adventures of Tristan, Lancelot, and one more mystery protagonist.
Even though the rough sketch of Mael’s face (along with the speech bubble on Chapter 346) are the only valid clues fans can go along for now, that mystery protagonist for the sequel only made me question Escanor’s immortality even more!
Before Escanor died, there is one thing that I am glad that he did: he confessed his love to Merlin, the calm and passive woman who is the “Boar’s Sin of Gluttony”.
What a bittersweet and heartfelt goodbye to Escanor’s “Lion Sin of Pride”! An amazing character arc to the bitter end, indeed!
Fans were bewildered to realize that Escanor is not immortal and that he remained dead.
So, when you read the final pages of the series, did you quickly realize or miss the clues to Escanor’s immortality? Let us know how in the comments section below!
6. About Seven Deadly Sins
Elizabeth Liones, princess of Liones Kingdom, embarks upon a journey to find the most vicious criminals: The Seven Deadly Sins or “Nanatsu no Taizail”.
They are Meliodas (Dragon’ Sin of Wrath), Ban (Fox’ Sin of Greed), Dianne (Serpent’s Sin of Envy), Merlin (Boar’s Sin of Gluttony), Escanor (Lion’ Sin of Pride), Gowther (Goat’s Sin of Lust) and King (Grizzly’ Sin of Sloth).
Ten years ago, all the sins were banished from the Kingdom after they were wrongly framed for the murder of Great Holy Knight, Zaratars.
Now, the Kingdom is about to fall in the hands of the corrupt Holy Knights, and Elizabeth must find the Sins and their leader Meliodas to save the Kingdom.Originally Written By Epic Dope