Ranking the best Seven Deadly Sins villains of each season

Ranking the best Seven Deadly Sins villains of each season

The anime is set in the kingdom of Britannia, where the Seven Deadly Sins, a group of legendary knights, were accused of betraying their kingdom and causing chaos. Ten years later, call it karma or fate, the kingdom falls under the tyrannical rule of the Holy Knights. Princess Elizabeth embarks on a journey to find the Seven Deadly Sins and seek their help in overthrowing the corrupt regime.

Ranking the best Seven Deadly Sins villains of each season
The Seven Deadly Sins | Image courtesy of A-1 Pictures

Along the way, she encounters Meliodas, the leader of the Sins, and together they gather the remaining members. As they face numerous enemies and uncover dark secrets, we take this chance to look at the best Seven Deadly Sins villains of each season.

Best Seven Deadly Sins villains of each season

Season 5: Chandler and Cusack

Ranking the best Seven Deadly Sins villains of each season
Chandler and Cusack | Image courtesy of A-1 Pictures

Chandler, known as the “Pacifier Demon,” has control over darkness which allows him to manipulate and shape darkness into various forms, such as tendrils or blades, for offensive and defensive purposes. On the other hand, Cusack, also known as the “Original Demon,” is a master of multiple forms of magic.

He is particularly skilled in swordsmanship, wielding a powerful enchanted sword called “Demon Sword Gram.” Cusack can channel his magic through his sword, unleashing devastating slashes and energy-based attacks.

Season 4: Zeldris

Ranking the best Seven Deadly Sins villains of each season
Zeldris | Image courtesy of A-1 Pictures

Zeldris can summon a dark cloud that releases a powerful curse called Ominous Nebula, weakening his opponents and disrupting their magic abilities. He is incredibly fast, moves and attacks with blinding speed which makes it difficult for opponents to keep up with him in combat. He also wields the power of Hellblazer, a dark and destructive fire that can incinerate his enemies. This power allows him to unleash devastating fire-based attacks.

As the leader of the Ten Commandments, Zeldris possesses the Commandment of Piety. It causes those who have hatred in their hearts to feel intense pain and immobilizes them, making it difficult for them to fight back. In addition to that, he bears the Demon King’s mark, a symbol of immense power that grants him increased strength, durability, and magical abilities, amplifying his already formidable skills.

Season 3: Estarossa

Ranking the best Seven Deadly Sins villains of each season
Estarossa | Image courtesy of A-1 Pictures

Estarossa’s signature ability is Full Counter, which allows him to reflect any physical or magical attack back at his opponent with double the power. This ability makes him incredibly dangerous, as he can turn his opponents’ attacks against them. He also possesses the power of darkness, enabling him to manipulate and control shadows.

As one of the Ten Commandments, Estarossa possesses the Commandment of Love. It causes anyone who harbors hatred or hostility towards him to be overwhelmed by intense feelings of love, rendering them unable to harm him.

Season 2: Fraudrin

Ranking the best Seven Deadly Sins villains of each season
Fraudrin | Image courtesy of A-1 Pictures

Despite initially appearing as a member of the Ten Commandments, he is actually a demon possessing the body of a Holy Knight named Dreyfus. He has the ability to alter his size at will. As a demon, Fraudrin has the ability to possess and take control of human bodies. He can change from his normal human-sized form to a giant form, increasing his physical strength and imposing presence.

He produces and manipulates corrosive acid and can shoot acid projectiles, create acid-based barriers, and dissolve objects or opponents with his acid attacks which is not really a pretty sight.

As one of the Ten Commandments, Fraudrin possesses the Commandment of Selflessness. This commandment affects those who have hatred or animosity towards him, causing them to lose their memories and become incapable of taking any action against him.

Season 1: Hendrickson

Ranking the best Seven Deadly Sins villains of each season
Hendrickson | Image courtesy of A-1 Pictures

The OG villain, Hendrickson is initially portrayed as a Holy Knight and a former Great Holy Knight of the Kingdom of Liones. However, he later becomes one of the antagonists who possesses the power of Hellblazer, a demonic flame that he can manifest and control. He has the ability to purge magical abilities, rendering spells and enchantments ineffective. This power allows him to neutralize the powers of others, including magical attacks and defensive barriers.

Hendrickson possesses a unique ability called Absolute Cancel, which enables him to cancel and nullify the effects of any magical or physical attack directed toward him. This power provides him with exceptional defensive capabilities, making it difficult for opponents to harm him.

These villains have been fitting adversaries for the protagonists and served their purpose of putting up a tough fight. You can watch all the seasons of The Seven Deadly Sins here to see them in action.

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