'The Seven Deadly Sins' Season 4: Five burning questions about the holy war after 'Imperial Wrath of the Gods'
'Imperial Wrath of the Gods' is explosive in terms of the sheer amount of backstory it reveals about its heroes. By the end of Season 4, we still have a lot of burning questions that we need answers to and here's five of them
Spoilers for 'The Seven Deadly Sins' Season 4 'Imperial Wrath of the Gods' (Japanese title: 'Nanatsu no Taizai: Kamigami no Gekirin')
Netflix has finally released their Season 4 of the popular anime series 'The Seven Deadly Sins'. Titled 'Imperial Wrath of the Gods' ('Nanatsu no Taizai: Kamigami no Gekirin'), these episodes were released as Season 3 in the anime's original run in Japan. 'Wrath of the Gods' is explosive in terms of the sheer amount of backstory it reveals about its heroes. By the end of Season 4, we still have a lot of burning questions that we need answers to and here's five of them:
Will Meliodas become the Demon King?
Seeing as Meliodas (Yūki Kaji) is after all the series lead, his plotline is the one that we're most anxious to see resolved. By the end of the season, Meliodas has lost all his emotions and is quickly absorbing Commandments inside a dark cocoon while he builds up the power necessary to become the Demon King. The rest of the Seven Deadly Sins are obviously against this but going through with his ascension might be the only way for Meliodas to remove the curses plaguing him and Elizabeth (Sora Amamiya). Whether Meliodas completes his dark coronation or not will be one of the biggest questions that the next season will have to answer.
Can Elizabeth be saved?
Of course, the other question is whether Elizabeth can be saved or not. When we last saw her, she was in the grips of Estarossa (Hiroki Tōchi), and considering the sheer power at his disposal, we're not entirely sure even she can escape. And even if she does manage to survive Estarossa, there's still the matter of her curse. One way or another, Elizabeth's death is assured unless Meliodas becomes the Demon King, or finds some other way to save her life.
How did Gowther end Holy War?
This is one of the biggest mysteries that was teased in the season. In Season 4, we find out that the Seven Deadly Sins' Goat Sin of Lust, Gowther (Yūhei Takagi) is actually a doll created by the original demon magician Gowther (Keiji Fujiwara), who was coincidentally the Selflessness of the Ten Commandments. We also know that the original Gowther gave his life to end the original Holy War 3,000 years ago. Now with the new Holy War having broken out, the answer to this mystery could be the key to solving everything.
Why did Zeldris agree to help Meliodas?
This is another confusing event that happens towards the latter half of the season. For reasons unknown, Meliodas's younger brother Zeldris (also voiced by Yūki Kaji), the Piety of the Ten Commandments, decided to forgo his ambitions and allow Meliodas to become Demon King. Zeldris has always had a great hatred for his brother and he's coveted the throne of the Demon King for a very long time. We don't know what Meliodas said to Zeldris to win him over but whatever it is will undoubtedly have a part to play come next season.
Did Meliodas really lie to Estarossa?
Finally, we come to one of the most intriguing mysteries in the season. Estarossa has always been a little unhinged but after absorbing more Commandments, he has become a raging powerhouse (somewhat reminiscent of Broly from the 'Dragon Ball' franchise) and he's been remembering things that cannot possibly be true. Despite Elizabeth insisting that such a thing never happened, Estarossa swears that when he was a child, he was in love with Elizabeth and that Meliodas had promised to get them married. The chances of Meliodas telling such a lie are slim but why else would he have that memory? There's a lot of mystery surrounding the second son of the Demon King who became Love of the Ten Commandments. And we're pretty sure that whatever is actually going on with Estarossa could change everything for our heroes.
'The Seven Deadly Sins' Season 4 'Imperial Wrath of the Gods' is now available for streaming on Netflix.