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Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt
 Kanji/Kana 雷帝(サンダーボルト)
 Rōmaji Raitei (Sandāboruto)
 Also Known As
Information
 Classification Elemental
 User(s) Gilthunder
 Weapon Broadsword • Flamberge
Abilities/Techniques
Purge of the Thunder Emperor • Pursuit of the Lightning Beast • Iron Hammer of the Thunder Emperor • Thunder Scream Strike • Sword of the Thunder Emperor • Heavy Armor of the Thunder Emperor • Embrace of the Thunder God • Flash Movement of the Thunder Emperor
Media Debut
 Manga Chapter 5

Thunderbolt雷帝 (サンダーボルト)  Raitei (Sandāboruto)」 is the power of the Holy Knight, Gilthunder.[1] It grants him the ability to generate and manipulate lightning.

DescriptionEdit

Gilthunder is highly skilled at utilizing Thunderbolt, using the power to greatly increase his physical capabilities and allow him to move at extraordinary speeds.[2]

The power is remarkably versatile and can be used in a number of ways, allowing him to perform such feats as creating rings of lightning that bind and paralyze his opponents[3] or imbuing his sword with lightning and stabbing it into the ground to seal off an underground water source.[4][5] By imbuing a weapon with lightning, its destructive potential vastly increases.[6] In addition to being able to channel lightning through weaponry, he can discharge large amounts of it from his body.[7]

Thunderbolt also grants the user a degree of control over the weather, allowing them to call forth large thunderstorms.[8][9]

TechniquesEdit

  • Raitei no Shukusei雷帝 (らいてい) 粛清 (しゅくせい)  Raitei no Shukusei; literally meaning "Purge of the Thunder Emperor"」: Gilthunder slashes his sword through the air in a specific sequence before pressing his hand to the blade. The target is then engulfed by a huge burst of lightning.[10]
  • Raiju no Tsuiso雷獣 (らいじゅう) 追走 (ついそう)  Raijū no Tsuisō; literally meaning "Pursuit of the Lightning Beast"」: Three lightning bolts in the form of rabid beasts are summoned from the sky to strike down an opponent.[11] The attack is delayed, allowing each lightning bolt to strike in succession from multiple directions.[12]
  • Raitei no Tettsui雷帝 (らいてい) 鉄槌 (てっつい)  Raitei no Tettsui; literally meaning "Iron Hammer of the Thunder Emperor"」: By thrusting his sword or pointing his fingers toward his opponent, Gilthunder can evoke a colossal lightning bolt to strike the ground with tremendous force.[13][14]
  • Raimeizan雷鳴斬 (らいめいざん)  Raimeizan; literally meaning "Thunderclap Strike"」: While engulfed in lightning, Gilthunder lunges at his opponent with extreme speed and delivers a devastating strike with his sword.[15]
  • Raitei no Tsurugi雷帝 (らいてい) (つるぎ)  Raitei no Tsurugi; literally meaning "Sword of the Thunder Emperor"」: Gilthunder discharges lightning from his body and concentrates the amassed energy into his sword.[16] The effects of this technique were never shown.
  • Raitei no Jugai雷帝 (らいてい) 重鎧 (じゅうがい)  Raitei no Jūgai; literally meaning "Heavy Armor of the Thunder Emperor"」: As Gilthunder channels lightning into his weapon, he uses the surplus power coming off of it to cover his entire body in lightning while also creating a lightning shield with his free hand. The lightning surrounding his body acts like offensive armour, effectively eliminating Gilthunder's blind spots.[17]
    • Raijin no Hoyo雷神 (らいじん) 抱擁 (ほうよう)  Raijin no Hōyō; literally meaning "Embrace of the Thunder God"」: Gilthunder discharges the electricity surrounding his body, engulfing his attacker in a ferocious burst of lightning.[17]
  • Raitei no Sendo雷帝 (らいてい) 閃動 (せんどう)  Raitei no Sendō; literally meaning "Flash Movement of the Thunder Emperor"」: Gilthunder uses electricity to enhance his body and allow him to move at lightning fast speed.[18]

Combined TechniquesEdit

  • Combined Technique: Dragon Castle合技 雷竜の城 (ドラゴンキャッスル)  Gōgi "Rairyū no Shiro" (Doragon Kyassuru); literally meaning "Castle of the Thunder Dragon"」: An enormous and devastatingly powerful black tornado is created. The attack is brought about by the union of Gilthunder's Purge of the Thunder Emperor technique and Howzer's Rising Tornado technique.[19]

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Gilthunder's ability, Thunderbolt, is very similar to his father's ability, Great Thunder, although the latter seems to be more powerful.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 66, page 15.
  2. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 90, page 10.
  3. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 5, page 22.
  4. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 2, page 11.
  5. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 2, page 23.
  6. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 3, page 7-9.
  7. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 7, page 6.
  8. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 5, page 21.
  9. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 76, page 15.
  10. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 66, page 12-14.
  11. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 78, page 12.
  12. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 78, page 13.
  13. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 80, page 18.
  14. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 78, page 15-16.
  15. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 79, page 9.
  16. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 81, page 16-17.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 133, page 6.
  18. Signs of Holy War Episode 1
  19. Nanatsu no Taizai Manga: Chapter 66, page 16-18.

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