However, he would also get very distraught easily, tearing up whenever the prospect of being alone was evident. After much time, the idea of being alone again proved to be too overwhelming for him, leading to who Gowther is in the present. Since regaining both his memories and his emotions, Gowther's personality has amalgamated aspects of his younger self and present self. While retaining his factual manner of speaking, Gowther has expressed more affection and excitability in his mannerisms. He has also picked up on social situations, such as King inviting him to a round of drinks to ease the tension between them, though Gowther still retains a certain aloofness about him.
Along with his newly rediscovered emotions, Gowther strives to be a kinder person. When Gowther disguised himself as Armando, he displayed an easily flustered attitude and frequently played with Pelliot and his group, the Fake Seven Deadly Sins.
He demonstrated apparent gratitude towards Pelliot for saving his life many years ago and has shown himself to be willing to endanger himself to protect the young boy. Gowther is a doll who, according to Merlin, was created by a great mage from long ago. However, during the Holy War he disappeared for unknown reasons. Before he disappeared, Gowther was seen speaking to Fraudrin some time after Meliodas 's betrayal, breaking the news of Aranak and Zeno 's death to the stupefied demon.
Rebuking Fraudrin's disbelief and accusation of Meliodas's running away from the battle, Gowther explains that rather than running away, Meliodas did what he did out of love. When he asks if Fraudrin can understand that, Fraudrin replies in the negative. Gowther tricked Melascula into creating an entrance to the demon world's prison, where his true demon body was granted freedom.
He had been restrained to the prison for years and his only contact to the outside world was through the puppet body that is the recognizable Gowther. There, he decides to release his doll, granting him a heart, as well as a will and mind of his own so that from there on he could live and exist on his own.
The original Gowther states that he will end the Holy War, but that his death was necessary for that.
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After some emotional words of farewell to his doll, Gowther asks Diane to take care of him in the future and show him the right path. Also, he restored Diane's lost memory as a thank-you for looking after the Gowther in the future. When Zeldris appears to return Gowther to his prison, Drole confronts him to allow both Gowthers to escape. Seeking to end the Holy War, the original Gowther resorted to a forbidden spell that altered the memories of an individual, also altering the memories of all related topics, including the most powerful gods such as the Demon King.
However, this spell required more magical power than Gowther possessed even using the last drop of his life force, so he resorted to the help of his doll. Explaining what he intended, Gowther asked the doll for forgiveness for making him bear such a terrible sin with him.
As a result of using all his life force in the forbidden spell, the original Gowther died in front of his doll, asking him to realize the dream that he could not. With his disappearance and the death of his creator, Fraudrin replaces them as the Selflessness of the Ten Commandments, leading to Gowther's ties with the commandments and the demon clan being completely severed, and his newfound freedom guaranteed. Thousands of years later, Gowther reappeared in the dungeons of Liones Castle, where he was found by Princess Nadja Liones. Despite being suddenly frightened of each other, the princess showed some interest in him.
Gowther asks where they are and is surprised to hear the names of the kingdoms of Lions and Danafor that had never heard. When Nadja tells him to return to the castle, he begs her not to leave him, so she promises to return with him. When examining the place in which it is, Gowther recognizes it as the Fairy King Forest, and at the same time remembers the last words of its creator before dying.
Nadja returns the next day bringing him a gift, an adventure book about a magician named Merdol, telling him how to read books is the only thing he can do since he is unable to leave the castle because he has a very bad state of health. Gowther then grows his hair to look like the one he describes in the book, which surprises Nadja who asks Gowther if he is a wizard.
Gowther reveals that it is actually a doll created by a great magician and is proved by showing her the magical heart that he had created to make who he was. At this, Nadja faints and is taken back to the castle by Gowther who disguises himself as a maid to enter. After this, Nadja's brother, Bartra Liones, who had foreseen the arrival of Gowther, allows the latter to remain in the castle as a maid and to stay with his sister since being with him made her happier than she had ever been.
Over time, Nadja and Gowther become closer and closer, falling in love with each other. However, Gowther noticed that Nadja's heart was getting weaker every day. One day he tells Nadja that his creator died asking him to make the dream come true that he could never fulfill but that he had never told him what it was, to which Nadja responds saying that he already made it reality by seeing, hearing and feeling for himself and Nadja realizes her dream by spending her last moments of life in a moment of passion with Gowther.
When Nadja dies in his arms, Gowther desperately tries to save her by implanting his artificial heart, but it did not work. When the guards found him, he was accused of forcing Nadja into vile sexual acts that ended with her death, sentencing him to death as the sin of lust.
Gowther decided to discard his magical heart and use his power to erase his own memories, to live like a simple doll and never have to feel that pain again. From there, Gowther joined the Seven Deadly Sins. At some point after this, Merlin gave Gowther an enchanted armor, which Gowther constantly wore to compensate for the loss of his erased emotions and memories, and to better control his own power.
Gowther participated in the battle against the Vampires of Edinburgh, and although he didn't do much during the battle, he had managed to infiltrate the vampire ranks by making them believe he was a part of their clan.
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He showed up just in time to save Diane and King, who'd had their strength drained by a drunk Ban, and were having a hard time against two vampires. After Diane and King complained that he was late, he told them that he wanted to make his entrance exciting by striking a pose. He later helped Merlin knock Escanor out cold and witnessed Meliodas' hidden powers, after he made a huge crater.
Believing they were there to discuss their defeat of the Troll Queen as well as the unintended destruction of the Great Druid Altar , they were instead shocked by the gruesome discovery of Zaratras's body. They were all then ambushed by the Holy Knights and eventually split up to ensure a safe escape.
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An unspecified amount of time later, Gowther encountered a monstrous, crazed creature while attempting to hide in the Ordan Forest. Sensing the beast's sinister power, he sealed it within his suit of armor. Later, Gowther was found by a young Pelliot outside of the village, collapsed and badly injured, presumably from his battle with the beast. He was subsequently carried back to the village by Pelliot, who continued to look after him until he was healed. Gowther decided to take on the persona of Armando, and was hired by Pelliot's father to look after the young boy.
As a member of the Seven Deadly Sins, Gowther is very powerful. Being a doll created by one of the greatest wizards in history, Gowther possess a great amount of magic power, although most of his power was contained and suppressed along with his emotions and memories. Even with most his power, as well as his emotions and memories contained, he was still considered as great of a threat to the Kingdom of Liones by the Holy Knights as the other member of the sins. In fact, even with most of his power limited, Gowther was still stronger than most of the Holy Knights, and was more than capable of holding his own against Dreyfus, a Grand Holy Knight.
During his fight against the Dawn Roar in Ordan , Gowther caught Weinheidt 's charged arrow with his bare hands and sliced through armor of the Armored Giant with ease. Evidently, he is blessed with great strength and power despite his frail body frame. Ten years ago, he possessed a set of enchanted armor which was able to suppress and prevent his powers from becoming uncontrollable. Due to having a doll body, Gowther has pseudo-immortality that enabled him to survive otherwise fatal injuries. Point-blank attacks and consecutive smashes by Dale and Diane have shown to cause minimal damage.
Furthermore, he is completely unaffected after Slader breaks his neck as he gets back on his feet and fixes his neck back to normal as if nothing happened. Same thing goes when Hendrickson beheaded him, only for Gowther's body to move on its own and reattach his head. However, Gowther's body is not completely invincible to damage, as the right amount can easily harm his body to the point of breaking, as seen in his encounter with Mael. Recently, Gowther has revealed that he asked Merlin to rebuild his doll body with a self-destruct mechanism.
Gowther goes on to reveal that this new mechanism was created with the power extracted from the Sunshine ability of Escanor combined and added to the four great chemical elements of destruction, then taken to the limit by Merlin's Infinity ability, giving it enough power to kill any and all living things within a radius of fifteen kilometers, including himself if used. Gowther, the Demon, is Gowther's creator, at first he used him as a means of a proxy to interact with the outside world through prison, but the meaning behind his creation flows deeper and one of a father and son relationship.
Gowther was created in the image of his creators deceased lover , but was made male so as not to have sexual desire towards Gowther. Despite using him as a proxy the two have an intimately close relationship with Gowther being reduced to tears at the prospect of his creator leaving him, and despite his creators plan to use his own life to end the holy war, Gowther complied and added his magic power to the spell to ensure success.
Second, the label of "anger" can be quickly applied to those who seek to correct injustices which ecclesiastical leaders benefit from. Angry people--those guilty of committing the deadly sin of anger--will be punished in hell by being dismembered alive. It also seems rather strange that people will be dismembered "alive" when they must necessarily be dead when they get to hell. Don't one still need to be alive in order to be dismembered alive? Greed--or avarice--is the desire for material gain.
It is similar to Gluttony and Envy, but refers to gain rather than consumption or possession. Aquinas condemned Greed because:. Religious authorities today seem to rarely condemn how the rich in the capitalist and Christian West possess much while the poor in both the West and elsewhere possess little. Serious, sustained criticism of greed would ultimately lead to sustained criticism of capitalism, and few Christian churches appear to be willing to take the risks that would come with such a stance.
Opposing greed and capitalism would make Christians counter-cultural in a way they haven't been since their earliest history and it's unlikely that they would turn against the financial resources that feed them and keep them so fat and powerful today. Many Christians today, especially conservative Christians, try to paint themselves and their conservative movement as "counter-cultural," but ultimately their alliance with social, political, and economic conservatives only serves to bolster the foundations of Western culture.
Greedy people--those guilty of committing the deadly sin of greed--will be punished in hell by being boiled alive in oil for all eternity. Sloth is the most misunderstood of the Seven Deadly Sins. Often regarded as mere laziness, it is more accurately translated as apathy. When a person is apathetic, they no longer care about doing their duty to others or to God, causing them to ignore their spiritual well-being.
Thomas Aquinas wrote that sloth:.
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Condemning sloth as a sin functions as a way to keep people active in the church in case they start to realize how useless religion and theism really are. Religious organizations need people to keep active to support the cause, usually described as "God's plan," because such organizations don't produce anything of value which would otherwise invite any sort of income. People must thus be encouraged to "volunteer" time and resources on pain of eternal punishment.
When enough people are apathetic about a religion, then that religion has become irrelevant. The decline of religion and theism in Europe is due more to people not caring anymore and not finding religion relevant anymore rather than to anti-religious critics convincing people that religion is wrong. The slothful--people guilty of committing the deadly sin of sloth--are punished in hell by being thrown into snake pits. Why not put the slothful in freezing water or boiling oil? Why not make them get out of bed and go to work for a change?
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