The Vaizel Fight Festival arc, or simply the Fight Festival arc (喧嘩祭り編, Kenka Matsuri-hen), is the fifth story arc of the series. It encompasses 24 chapters, starting from the 27th and ending on the 50th.
While the Holy Knights gather in Liones to discuss the prophesied Holy War and the reason for their coup against the Kingdom, the Sins travel to Biron in order to gather information on the whereabouts of the remaining Sins and the locations of their sacred treasures. While there, they encounter Elizabeth's sister and the Second Princess of Liones, Veronica. Elizabeth is captured by Veronica and her bodyguard, Griamore, but is swiftly rescued by Meliodas who escapes with her to Vaizel, following information he had gathered. The Sins regroup in Vaizel and take part in an annual Fight Festival; the prize of which is Diane's sacred treasure "Gideon". During the festival, Diane and Elizabeth are shrunken and Meliodas reunites with an old friend from Danafor. Before the final match, the festival is interrupted by the arrival of New Generation Holy Knights who proceed to destroy the town. Guila's master, Helbram reveals himself as the mastermind behind the attack; working with the Great Holy Knight, Hendrickson. As the Sins fight back against the "Reactors", Ban is reacquainted with Jericho, Diane finds a friend in the Holy Knight Howzer, and the mystery behind Meliodas' strength deepens. From the shadows, Hendrickson schemes a sinister operation behind the back of his counterpart, Dreyfus.
Fights and EventsEdit
- Meliodas vs. Griamore
- Gilthunder & Howzer vs. Northern Barbarians
- Meliodas vs. Guila
- Ban vs. Jericho (Vaizel Fight Festival arc)
- King vs. Guila & Jericho
- King vs. Helbram
- Meliodas vs. Helbram
- Preliminary Round
- Griamore vs. Matrona
- Howzer vs. Taizoo
- Cain vs. Old Fart
- Meliodaz vs. Baan
- Matrona vs. Howzer
- Cain vs. Meliodaz
- Meliodaz vs. Matrona
King yelled at them how they lost they sacred treasures which was giving to them by a king (expert Diane because he like her) but Hawk told him what's the problem. King explain by using the lake as a the sin's power and told him that if they used a sacred treasures, they can carrying a whole house of water as power. King then said that it would be pointless to argue and they should find them while finding the other members. Elizabeth ask King if he knew what happen to her family but he told her he doesn't know what happen to them which upset her but felt better by Meliodas.
The next day King, Meliodas and Elizabeth went out to find information leaving Ban and Diane alone. While walking everyone was looking at them but to they surprised at Elizabeth had gain a wanted poster. The town found this out and want to capture her but Meliodas saved her and ran away with her. Later when they are in the a old tower, Meliodas told Elizabeth to still put while they find information. As Elizabeth and Hawk continue waiting in the tower, they hear a villager, below, pleading to Griamore, who has arrived in Biron after receiving a report of the villagers having found the fugitives, that he had really found them. Elizabeth turn herself in, but Griamore was still willingly to hurt them until Elizabeth sister, Veronica Liones appeared.
While in a inn, Veronica try to reason with Elizabeth that the Deadly Sins are the enemy and that Meliodas is really a "monster" which Elizabeth doesn't believe her, but Veronica did give her a strange necklace, saying it was from their father. After Meliodas heard about this from Hawk, Meliodas and King went to the inn to rescues Elizabeth who Meliodas easily beaten Griamore and saved Elizabeth. As they left, Veronica return and scolded Griamore for being defeated, but said that they plan is in monition. Meliodas revealed to Elizabeth that they next location is Vaizel and Elizabeth thought to herself that even if the world turn against Meliodas, she will still believe in him as a demonic shadow appeared behind Meliodas.
In Liones, Gilthunder and Howzer defeated the Northern Barbarians with ease and return to the capital to inform Dreyfus who told them about Meliodas Sin and history while talking about the rise in New Generation like Guila. In a hidden castle, Hendrickson recruit Jericho and Twigo to become New Generation by using Demon blood from the Unnamed Demon which Twigo died from, but Jericho was "reborn" as a New Generation with great power. In Vaizel, Meliodas, King, Ban, and Hawk went into the town to find information of their members and a Sacred Treasure as Vaizel is known to sell rare items from far away lands. Diane and Elizabeth stay behind due to Diane being a Giant and Vaizel had trouble with Giants in the past as they caused trouble to them.
While in the festival, they were inform by a old man named Cain Barzad that a fighting festival being held in Vaizel Great Rock which hold "a weapon that cannot be used" and 100 Gold coins. This weapon turns out to be Diane Sacred Treasure, Gideon which the three decided to join the fight festival to regain it (Meliodas and Ban want to enjoy the fight mostly, while King wasn't into it) while Hawk sell their ale to gain money for the bar. After fighting in a Preliminary Event, the three Deadly Sins join the main tournament while others did like a mysterious woman, the unmasked Griamore, a Holy Knight, Howzer who question Deadly Sins names and appearance, but shook it off as he believe they will not be shown in public, a three times winner Taizoo, and the old man who inform them about the fighting festival, Cain. As each got their own match, it was Griamore vs. the mysterious woman goes by the name of Matrona.
During the match, Griamore was using high defense against Matrona until the latter used her true strength to easily defeat Griamore to Veronica (who was there to set the plan and to find Elizabeth) and Howzer. Mantrona was revealed to be Diane who was shrunken and wearing Elizabeth clothes as the real Elizabeth was shrunken as well, but got no clothes to put on. The next match was against Taizoo and Howzer who easily defeated Taizoo without using a weapon, ending his three times win. King fought Cain next who lose due to not using a Sacred Treasure as King is very weak when it comes to physically strength. Meliodas and Ban fight was next as they took both of their fight seriously and nearly killing each other to the audience shock at their powers. Howzer was shock to find out that Meliodaz and Baan were the real Deadly Sins by Veronica, but went back to see their fight much to Veronica and Griamore puzzled. As the Sins fight, Ban started to use Snatch on Meliodas and took his strength and stamina. As Ban was about to strike Meliodas with a punch, Meliodas used his Black Mark and easily defeated Ban, and sent him flying. Meliodas was declared as the winner and went back to the Deadly Sins who were surprised at his abilities, but knew about the Black Mark in the past.
Meliodas told Diane it was her turn which made Diane panic because she forgot and give the shrunken Elizabeth to Meliodas who the latter perverted smirk at Elizabeth as the latter was naked and cover in ribbon. As Meliodas was teasing her, Elizabeth was a little upset as Meliodas revealed to Diane the reason he doesn't grope Diane is because she is important to him. Which made Elizabeth think that Meliodas doesn't care about her, but smile, knowing that she choose to believe in him even if he doesn't care for her. However, Elizabeth was upset that he took Ban fight to the death as she was very worried about him which made Meliodas promise her to not fight like that to her joy (even through in Meliodas thought that he will not fight like that when she is around.) Meliodas saw the necklace that Elizabeth was wearing, questioning it. Howzer started to overpower Diane and making her push in a corner. However, Diane easily stop his attack and revealed that she doesn't want to have her clothes rip as she was borrowing them from a friend due to Howzer ability Tempest. Howzer was amazed at Diane strength and started to get seriously, but was still defeated by Diane. As Howzer was on the ground, he knows Diane true name, and started to think that she could be a Deadly Sins member, but wasn't too sure. Next was Meliodas who fight against Cain who reveled himself to be Danafor Holy Knight and a former friend of Meliodas.
Meliodas was surprised at Cain appearance, but doesn't seem to remember him. Cain started to attack Meliodas with tears in his eyes, believing that Meliodas betrayed everyone in Danafor, including his lover, Liz. Meliodas let him attack him with his power Blaze, possibly due to his guilt, but stop the attack, saying he try his best to save everyone, but couldn't. Going so far as saying that was his Sins and couldn't afford to fail again. Cain was surprised at this turn of event, and ask Meliodas one more time if he did betrayed Danafor which Meliodas said he didn't which made Cain grow tears and hugging Meliodas, glad to know he didn't betrayed anyone in Danafor. Cain told the host that he give up and Meliodas won the fight. The Deadly Sins were lost during the match, as Elizabeth revealed that she was born in Danafor through her father's word.
Meliodas and Diane went up the stage to fight in the final round, where Diane was willingly lose on purpose for Meliodas. However, Ban payed random girls to flirt with Meliodas, making Diane jealous and furious at Meliodas and start fighting him seriously. As the two fight, Diane was starting to grow back to normal, so was Elizabeth which made Meliodas try to tell her about this, but Diane wouldn't listen until the two and the rest of the Deadly Sins sense something. The Deadly Sins then revealed themselves to Vaizel, telling them they will destroy Vaizel if they don't leave which alarmed everyone. As they were questioning the Deadly Sins, Guila and Jericho appeared along with Marmas and start attacking Vaizel. The Deadly Sins split in order to fight the Holy Knights while saving the people and regain Gideon. However, when Diane went to the location of Gideon, it was gone and met Howzer who was in Holy Knight armor and started to question Diane goal. Marmas appeared and used his power of gravity on Diane who was protecting a old man who was injured. Diane toss the old man to Howzer as she falls down. Meliodas and Ban met Jericho and Guila who were overpowered by the two until King appeared and easily defeated them. King then told the two girls if they fight back, he will kill them which they didn't listen and attack. As King was about to kill them, they were saved by the host of the fighting festival who revealed himself to be Helbram who was a Holy Knight and a old friend of King who believed he was dead and started to be overpowered by Helbram.
As Elizabeth was looking after the injured Meliodas and Ban, Veronica and Griamore found Elizabeth who grow back to normal and Veronica give her coat to cover herself due to being naked. Veronica started to take Elizabeth back to Liones by force until Meliodas stood up and stand between them as he promise that he will protect Elizabeth with his life. Veronica was furious and used the necklace Meliodas was wearing which turns out to be a Goddess Amber which was given to her by Hendrickson as he told her that Meliodas is brainwashing Elizabeth into joining him. Veronica actives the charm which made Meliodas sealed inside of it, as the charm sealed away "evil being" much to Elizabeth shock. As Veronica stood vicious, believing Elizabeth is freed, Elizabeth was instead furious at Veronica and said she hates her. Not believing in Elizabeth word, Griamore used Wall on her to take Elizabeth back by force, but instead Ban appeared and took Veronica hostage to free the two. However, Ban was taken down by Jericho who Guila appeared as well and inform the princesses that she will take Elizabeth back to Liones. Veronica refuse Guila order which made Guila annoyed, saying the princess of Liones have no say anymore as the Holy Knights rules now and had no problem killing her if it meant getting Elizabeth through Hendrickson orders. Griamore used Wall on them to trap the two New Generation, but Elizabeth used this chance to escape while Veronica followed her. However, it was revealed that Guila set bombs underground which active it and Veronica covered Elizabeth to protect her, dying in the cause.
Elizabeth was grieving over her dead sister, as Griamore was upset at her death that set the two girls free and start attacking Griamore. As they were about to take Elizabeth, Griamore wanted to know why they are doing this which Guila revealed that Hendrickson goal is to revive the Demon Clan which Ban overheard and started to attack the girls, as he hates Demon. As Guila grab Elizabeth, the latter begged and cried for Meliodas to come and save them which the Goddess Amber started to glow in darkness and broke out which revealed Meliodas with half of his body covered in Black Mark. Guila was furious at this set of event, wondering how he broke free, but Meliodas saw his sword being hold by Guila and went to remove her hand to get his sword by emotionless. Guila scream in pain due to her hand being gone, but Jericho went to heal her which return her hand and fought back against Meliodas. However, Meliodas easily overpowered them and cut Ban in half. Meliodas went next to Elizabeth as the latter was surprised at Meliodas abilities, but for some reason he didn't kill or harm her. Meliodas then sense King fight against Helbram and went over to by using his Black Mark to form a wing to fly there, leaving Elizabeth and Hawk behind.
Meliodas appeared in front of Helbram as King was knock out from his previous fight and started to attack Helbram. Despite having the power of twenty Holy Knights through Link, Helbram was being overpower by Meliodas as he was different from the other New Generation due to be naturally with the Demon Blood which explain the Goddess Amber, and wasn't even using a complete form of his power. However, by Hendrickson aid, Helbram easily beaten Meliodas, turning him off and taking his Broken Sword. As all hope seem lost, Howzer was arguing with Marmas as his way of Holy Knight seem wrong and was about to fight him until Hawk Mother appeared with Diane clothes and toss it into the pit where Diane fall early. Marmas was upset with the beast and threat it until Diane appeared and crush Marmas, easily defeating him. Diane then went back to Meliodas and grow furious at Helbram for hurting him and used her Sacred Treasure, Gideon to easily defeat him, but destroyed Vaizel. Meanwhile, Ban saved Elizabeth, Hawk and the unconscious King from Diane furry and went to the two after Diane saved Meliodas. While catching up, Griamore revealed to survive the attack, but was still upset at Veronica death who Elizabeth told him to bury her in her favorite spot and told him she will stop the Holy Knight no matter what which shock Griamore as he never saw her this strong before. Ban told Meliodas that his sword is missing, but didn't seem to care as all is Elizabeth is alright which made her blush heavily. It was revealed that Helbram, Guila, Jericho, and Howzer have all survived and went back to Liones to inform the Two Great Holy Knight about Vaizel.
- Elizabeth Liones discovers that she has a wanted poster.
- Vaizel hosts its fourth annual fighting festival.
- Diane and Elizabeth Liones are shrunken for a while.
- Cain Barzad reveals himself to be one of the remaining Holy Knights from the Kingdom of Danafor.
- Veronica Liones is ostensibly killed by Guila
- King and Helbram reunite with each other, but as enemies.
- Diane regains her Sacred Treasure, Gideon.
- Vaizel is utterly destroyed during Diane's fight against Helbram.
- Griamore is reported to be dead by the Holy Knights.