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How did you guys get that gilthunder is able to reforge his sword? It does not seem like we have actually seen him do that. You are thinking about enel lol.
I would argue the swords are completely different.
Hm... the reaction of the female holy knight we assumed to be Merlin was rather peculiar. I am wondering if Merlin had ended up betraying the sins could possibly have had her mind tampered with or what not and Hawk could be her personality that was removed given a new form? Sounds odd but I do think these two have a relation, and it has been implied enough that Hawk is a major plot point. So I am just going to guess that Hawk is part of Merlin's personality that was somehow given that form.
For me everything about not-merlin in this chapter was extremely suspicious.
First there is the fact that she is the one to carry out the ceremony to release the demon clan. It seemed a bit weird that she could do that for some reason. Then there is the fact that she hates pigs... If it is true it is likely that she is indeed not merlin but I would think that given her advanced magic and relatively important position in the plot she is still connected to merlin. If she looks like merlin, is somehow connected to merlin but in fact does not appear to be merlin then I would think we might have a twin sister situation here. Then perhaps the more relevant part is that she seemingly sent gilthunder to aid hendricksen. Who is she to order him around? I have made the point that the holy knights might be under a spell to make them collectively assholes. Might she be related to that?
Perty cool chapter with some interesting details.
What about the theory of Merlin splitting herself up? If that's taken into account, does that mean that Merlin also dislikes pigs? Couple that with the Merlin=Mama Hawk Theory, is it possible that Merlin was transformed into Mama Hawk as punishment? Or did she transform herself into Mama Hawk in order to atone for her "betraying" Meliodas? What worse a punishment than transforming yourself into something you despise?
I don't know, but it's getting interesting. Also, the Fem Holy Knight seems to be limited solely to teleporting. Any other person would have blasted Hawk away as we've seen before, but she could only teleport him to where the Horn thing is. Also, kudos to those that actually remembered that thing. Ban should probably meet with Hawk. Wouldn't be surprised if he discovers that he needs his Sacred Treasure in order to claim the horn.
Everything else is getting tense. Mel and Arthur vs Hendricksen and Gil should be good. We could also get a good idea on where these peeps stand in terms of power.
Well, the obvious alternative would be that she is the jealous twin sister of merlin. It would explain the similar traits and a plausible sibling rivalry. Its not like the author has not dabbled into the whole twins thing in the past.
That is very possible.... I am not very familiar with morgana but looking into her it does seem like it would make a lot of sense. Are there any connections between morgana and merlin in arthurian legends? It does seem more likely that morgana would be the person with arthur though. At least in the wiki it seems like morgana was a great healer, something to which arthur could have alluded to when he first met hendricksen and offered to heal the king.
I'd still like a motivation for Gil throughout this whole thing. He's seen that they didn't kidnap Elizabeth, yet he still wants to make war with them. He even ditches Dreyfus to go help Hendriksen.
Great chapter, so Arthur knows Meliodas. Henricksen has some sort of dangerous trick he can use, but does not want to.
And what is Arthur's sorcerer doing? This arc is awesome!
The sorcerer that was with Arthur seems to have moved his fight to a different location, hopefully having taken care of the enemy. I wonder what "that thing" which the female holy knight and Hendricksen spoke about could be? a spell? weapon maybe? Just adds more curiosity to the whole deal.
@kkck: I didn't read it as the female holy knight being the one to carry out the ceremony herself, but first of all taking Elizabeth out to a remote location, then helping Hendricksen out with it. I could be wrong though, as we saw that with their first attempt at releasing the clan, it was Hellbram who did the enchantments.
Some say she studied Magic under Merlin, some portray her as trying to seduce Merlin, some as his Archenemy, some identify her as The Morrigan, there are even links to a certain "Matrona", some as the Lady of the Lake who enchanted Merlin, some as a Fairy with a Sister called Elaine.Some regard all of this at once is true.
However, in most cases, she is linked to Merlin somehow.
It's quite headache inducing to be honest.xD
Last edited by Beatrice; May 12, 2014 at 09:46 AM.
Well, so where do we go based on that? We know that the story is based on arthurian legend but the author can take freedom in terms of origin and roles of characters. So we have the actual merlin from the deadly sins, not-merlin who is with hendricksen, and kinda-merlin who is with arthur. Now, obviously they are not all merlin however each of them should actually fit a legendary figure IMO.
Kinda-merlin is the one I think should be morgana. Morgana is supposed to be a healer and I think this part alludes quite strongly to that.
So that leaves merlin from the sins and not merlin. I am not sure what to make of the current chapter because it is entirely plausible the actual merlin simply does not like pigs... Or maybe not-merlin does not like pigs because they remind her of merlin. Still, I am inclined to thinking not-merlin is indeed not merlin because of her weapon. Wouldn't she have her sacred treasure? Or is it so important to hide her identity? Now, the issue here is that merlin is necessarily connected to both characters in some form or another. I also doubt arthur and meliodas attacking the kingdom at the same time is a coincidence, I suspect merlin is responsible for that somehow.
I remember bringing this up a while back that I think Merlin is really the masked mage working with Hendricksen and Morgan Le Fay is probably the witch that is with Arthur. I believe in some stories Morgan is actually Arthur's half-sister iirc. Thats why I believe that it makes sense that especially considering that Morgan Le Fay is known as a specialist in illusions and we all know that in Arthur's first appearance the witch next to him created an entire army that was able to even confuse a Great Holy Knight and the 7 Deadly Sins.
It seems to fit perfect in my belief that Merlin is playing at both sides.
I still go with Merlin = Hawk or Mother Hawk.
Also would explain why Masked Woman "Hates Pigs" if Nakaba goes the "Archenemy Merlin" Route.