Is Meliodas strong enough to beat other Shounen Characters?

Is Meliodas strong enough to beat other Shounen Characters

Meliodas, the protagonist of The Seven Deadly Sins, is regarded as the strongest member of the Sins. At his peak, his power and skills make him an absolute monster, or more accurately, the Demon King. Meliodas definitely was one of the strongest in his verse by the end of the series. But, Is Meliodas strong enough to beat other Shounen Characters? Let’s find out.

The Dragon’s Sin of Wrath: Meliodas

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Melodias, The Seven Deadly Sins | Image Courtesy via IMDb

As a member of the Demon Clan, Meliodas possesses their signature power of darkness, which he can shape and weaponize in versatile ways.

  • His most notable ability is Full Counter, allowing him to reflect magic attacks back at enemies with greater power.
  • However, it cannot reflect physical or indirect attacks. Meliodas also wields Hellblaze, black flames that nullify regeneration.
  • In his Assault Mode, he unleashes his full demonic power, greatly strengthening his physical abilities but stripping him of emotions.
  • His skill with a blade is immense, unleashing slashes so fast they cannot be perceived. With his Sacred Treasure Lostvayne, he can create clones to aid him in battle.
  • After absorbing the 10 Commandments and becoming Demon King, Meliodas attains the supreme power and magic equivalent to that of his father.

Meliodas vs the Big Three Characters

Before moving on to the rest of the Shounen cast, let’s get the obvious out of the way. Meliodas is not beating Son Goku, or any characters relative to him from Dragon Ball, under any circumstances. Here is how he’d fare against the core protagonists of the Big Three.

  • Ichigo Kurosaki is easily the strongest of the Big Three protagonists and by extension, the Bleach verse can also be considered to be the Strongest among the Big Three. Even a full-powered Meliodas with Assault Mode and his Sacred Treasure Lostvayne would be flicked away by the likes of Ichigo Kurosaki.
  • Monkey D Luffy on the other hand, is an adversary the Meliodas can go toe to toe with. Luffy is strong sure, and Gear 5 takes his strength and hax to a whole new level. However, Meliodas could effortlessly blitz even Gear 5 Luffy despite the latter’s impressive Haki and Awakening. 
  • Naruto Uzumaki in his base form doesn’t really have much going on. Meliodas’s best bet would be to try and defeat Naruto before he has a chance to tap into Kurama’s Chakra. But given that Naruto’s a perfect Jinchuriki, he can tap into it instantaneously and ascend to levels required to compete with Meliodas with ease. Add Baryon Mode to the mix and Meliodas’ immortality can’t save him.

Meliodas vs Modern Shounen Characters

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Among the new wave of Shonen protagonists, Meliodas’ power and battle prowess give him a decisive advantage in most matchups.

  • Against Asta from Black Clover, Asta’s anti-magic is dangerous but Meliodas can outspeed and overpower him.
  • Tanjiro from Demon Slayer has impressive sword skills but at the end of the day, he’s a normal human who can’t even scratch Meliodas.
  • Izuku Midoriya at 100% in My Hero Academia could try to match Meliodas in brute strength thanks to One For All, but in the end, the battle would be over once Meliodas moves.
  • Yuji Itadori from Jujutsu Kaisen can try to keep up with Meliodas physically with Sukuna’s power but lacks the hax and speed to secure a win.
  • Denji from Chainsaw Man might be able to regenerate from some of Meliodas’ attacks but eventually would succumb to the demon’s superior speed and stronger techniques.


In general, while many new generation heroes have incredible superpowers, Meliodas’ combination of strength, speed, and hax abilities give him the advantage in most 1v1 matchups against these recent Shonen stars. Love him or hate him, there is no denying Meliodas deserves his fearsome reputation as one of the strongest Shonen heroes in manga history.




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