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Introduction

Ardenアーデン」 is a Holy Knight of Liones who serves under the Assistant Great Holy Knight, Denzel Liones as a member of the Pleiades of the Azure Sky.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Arden is a relatively short young male with spiky white hair that extends into two short bangs. He is seen wearing a casual attire as opposed to armor that most Holy Knights wear. His attire consists of a black tank shirt buckled from his left collarbone to his right waist with a belt which he keeps his green quivers on. He also wears red arm pads that reach down to his knuckles and a pair of brown shorts.

PersonalityEdit

Arden is seemingly confident, showing no expression of fear and confidently anticipating a coming battle with the former Great Holy Knight Dreyfus, despite knowing he is possessed by a Demon. He's very easy going and seems to lack consistency which annoys Deldry greatly. He's also very boastful about his powers.[2]

PlotEdit

Ravens arcEdit

When Fraudrin of the Ten Commandments enters a town nearby the borders of the Kingdom of Liones, Arden and Deldry anticipated his arrival while talking to each other about the Commandment who strongly resembles former Great Holy Knight Dreyfus. He expressed confidently that he won't be outclassed by the Seven Deadly Sins which his partner chided him, before proceeding on carrying out Lord Denzel's strategy.[3]

Arden then carried out the strategy by firing five arrows imbued of his Vain power on Fraudrin who has been enthralled by Deldry's Love Drive power and then showed himself to briefly quarrel with his partner and then explaining the Commandment about his power with a boast. Although Fraudrin quickly retorted that he won't be simply using magic as he was about to kill him, Arden was quickly saved by the sudden appearance of Waillo who blocked the attack from the Demon-possessed Great Holy Knight and then defeated him.[4]

After capturing the Commandment, the three Pleiades left the scene before more ruckus would occur further.[5]

Great Fight Festival arcEdit

After the team succeed to captured Fraudrin, they arrested him in a research tower owned by Denzel. Arden, Deldry, and Waillo ordered to guard the tower from the outside while Denzel tried to extract information regarding the Ten Commandments inside. Arden became bored as he played with the Incantation Orb and almost broke it after it slipped down from his hand.[6]

When the situation became intensed inside the tower, Dogedo suddenly appeared, telling the group that he came back after he finished his job to relieve the three from their post and to hand over the Curse Bead. Arden, Deldry, and Waillo using cart head over to Vaizel after being tricked by the fake Dogedo met the real Dogedo who wondered if the three's shift was already over. Panicked, the four headed back to the research tower only found that Dreyfus and Grayroad had already disarm the Perfect Cube that surrounded the tower. Dreyfus stabbed Deldry, later attacked all of them with a powerful magic, destroyed the entire tower and left.[7] Arden and the others are saved by Dogedo's Boost.

Arden goes along with the other Pleiades of the Azure Sky to Zeldon. While Deldrey is healed by a druid, Arden screams his hate for Dreyfus for what he did to Deldry, causing her to be happy for his concern.

When Deldry recovers, she and Arden goes to hear Denzel notices about the Ten Commandments activities. When one of the Holy Knights's subordinates reveals herself as the princess Veronica Liones, Arden shows some interes on her, reciving a hit from Deldry.

Defensive Battle for Liones arcEdit

When the Ten Commandments invade Liones, the Pleiades of the Azure Sky helps to fight them. Arden and the other stays inside the castle while Denzel and Deathpierce comes out to face the demons. When the Holy Knights comes to evacuate the castle, is revealed that Denzel sacrifices his life. Angered, Arden and the Pleides affirms to Fraudrin that they would take revenge. Then, Grayroad appears having capturing everyone in the castle within her eggs to slowly turn them into servant demons. Arden tries to uses his arrows to free them, but only get that the eggs hatch earlier. When Merlin appears and manages to defeat and captures Grayroad. Arden is taken along with everyone in the castle in Merlin's Perfect Cube to see the battle between Meliodas and Fraudrin.

After the battle, Arden and Deldry attends to the funeral of the kngiths who died during the battle, and both cries the death of Denzel.

Prelude to the New Holy War arcEdit

Arden is seen next to his companions during the fight against an group of demons. When two of the Four Archangels appears and kill all the demons, the Pleidades are the only ones to show disconform for their presence.

During the banquet the night after the formation of the alliance between Liones and the Four Archangels, Arden and the Pleidades reveals to Ludociel their incapacity to trust on him and the Goddess Clan because Denzel's death at Nerobasta actions. In order to gain his loyalty, Ludociel uses his Breath of Bless to give the Pleidades some of his power but also manipulating their minds to turn them into his followers.  

Current arcEdit

When the Holy War is unleashed, the Pleidades are part of the "Search-and-Destroy Force" must directly confront the Demon Clan army. In the way to the battle, Arden claims that he is goin to take revenge for Denzel and Dogedo's deaths.

During the battle with de demon army, Arden is seen killing an Ochre and White Demon.

Abilities and EquipmentEdit

AbilitiesEdit

Main article: Vain
  • Vain無駄 (ベイン)  Muda (Bein); literally meaning "Useless"」: Weapons imbued with Arden's power can increase the magical burden of an opponent's abilities. This effect can be applied multiple times, preventing powers which use a significant amount of magic from activating. Each time the opponent is hit is times the amount of magic needed. If an opponent is hit with five arrows, then the opponent would need five time the amount of magic needed to use their abilities.[8]

WeaponsEdit

Arden carries a bow and has two quivers of arrows. He imbues his arrows with his Vain magic to increase the amount of magic his opponents need to use their abilities.

Power LevelEdit

Total Magic Strength Spirit
1,320600420300

RelationshipsEdit

Pleiades of the Azure SkyEdit

DeldryEdit

Though the two often fight, they do care about and have feelings for one another, though neither of them realize that these feelings are returned.

BattlesEdit

Ravens arcEdit

TriviaEdit

  • According to the official databook(s):
    • Special ability: Acrobatics
    • Hobbies: Collecting arrowheads
    • Weak Point: Cute girls
    • Dream/Hope: Becoming the strongest popular guy
    • Regrets: That he’s always picked on by Deldry
    • The most embarrassing thing in his life: When he was refused by 10 girls in one day
    • What he wants the most right now: More height

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 137, page 22.
  2. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 138.
  3. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 137, page 18-22.
  4. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 138, page 10-18.
  5. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 138, page 19.
  6. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 153, page 13.
  7. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 154, page 19.
  8. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 138, page 14, Arden explains his power.

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