As far as The Seven Deadly Sins manga and anime are concerned, it is a well-known fact that the whole series was very popular around the world, despite the fact that a lot of people criticized it for being one of the (best or worst, you pick the word) examples of fan-service in the world of anime.
Still, the series did offer us some epic moments and some interesting characters, among which are Meliodas and Zeldris. In this article, you are going to find out what Meliodas whispered to Zeldris during their confrontation, which ultimately had a lot of influence on Zeldris’ future actions.
During their fight, Meliodas managed to pin Zeldris down and then whispered something in his ear which ultimately changed Zeldris’ mind and inspired him to take Meliodas’ side and help him become the new Demon King, despite his desire to become that himself. Namely, Meliodas revealed that Zeldris’ lover, Gelda, was actually alive and that he would release her once he becomes the new Demon King.
In the rest of this article, we are going to reveal the details of the short, brotherly speech between Meliodas and Zeldris, as well as the details about their relationship and Gelda, as well. This article is going to be your ultimate guide to the situation between Zeldris and Meliodas, as well as its consequences.
What did Meliodas whisper in Zeldris’ ear?
If you’ve followed The Seven Deadly Sins, you know that Meliodas and Zeldris had a very pronounced rivalry. Both wanted to become the next Demon Kings and when Zeldris actually found out that it was Meliodas who would become the current king’s successor, he lashed out at him in full rage mode and wanted to eliminate him. But, Meliodas being Meliodas, managed to overpower Zeldris and that is when this important scene happened.
While holding Zeldris, Meliodas tells him that Gelda, a member of the vampire clan and his lover, did not actually die as was thought earlier in the series. Namely, Meliodas notes that Gelda is simply locked away, and he promises that he will release her once he gains the ability to become the new demon king. This, of course, does leave a mark and Zeldris concedes, although he doesn’t really want to.
Zeldris truly loves Gelda and knowing that Meliodas is powerful enough to deliver on his promise, he agrees to help him, knowing that Meliodas will do as he said. Now, we know why Gelda is so important to Zeldris… but who is this Gelda, anyway?
Who is Gelda?
Gelda is a member of the Royal Vampire Family from the Vampire Clan. She followed the orders of the Vampire King when he took control of the Kingdom of Edinburgh and was presumably eliminated by Meliodas at her own request to spare her beloved Zeldris from suffering. She, like the rest of the Vampire Clan members, was sealed away by the Demon Clan member Zeldris after the clan refused to support the demons in the great holy war three thousand years ago.
When she and the rest of the vampires were freed from her seal by tomb raiders in the kingdom of Edinburgh, like the rest of the vampires, she followed the orders of the Vampire King to take over the kingdom. When the Seven Deadly Sins arrived in Edinburgh, Gelda and Ren met Meliodas and the latter attacked him thinking she was Zeldris, however Gelda knew it was not him and she burned her partner alive.
When she was alone with Meliodas, she told him to please kill her since she did not want to continue living to avoid Zeldris great suffering. Meliodas pretends to agree and instead seals her in the ruins of Edinburg so he can free her once she resolves her conflict with Zeldris. When Meliodas loses her emotions and vows to become the next demon king to save Elizabeth from her curse.
He manages to get Zeldris on her side when she reveals that Gelda is still alive, but doesn’t share where she is sealed until her younger brother helps him become the demon king.
Did Meliodas fulfill his promise?
After Meliodas is freed from the possession of the demon king who had manipulated him into becoming her vessel, Gelda is freed from her seal and vows to find Zeldris, unaware that he had been transformed into the next body of the demon king.
So when he tries to recover his magical power at Lake Camelot and faces the seven deadly sins, Gelda appears on the battlefield to help free Zeldris from his father’s influence, managing to invade his mind and later reunite with him, free to consummate their romance without any restriction. A year after the demon king’s defeat, both Zeldris and Gelda were surprised to learn that Meliodas would have a child with Elizabeth.