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Gowther is one of the main characters from the Seven Deadly Sins anime and manga.

Gowther is a member of the Seven Deadly Sins, the Goat's Sin of Lust. He is a mysterious man who initially appeared as a large armored person second in size only to Diane. His armor was sighted in Ordan Forest whereupon Helbram sent Dawn Roar to capture him. Upon reuniting with the rest of the Sins, it was revealed that he is actually an effeminate looking, normal-sized man who went by the alias Armando.

In the XP4 fics, Gowther debuted in XP4 Heroes Coalition - Kick-Off!.

In the AWA fics, Gowther is a student at the AWA Academy and yet to make an appearance.

Appearance

Gowther was created in the image and likeness of the woman his creator loved, but to feel no attraction for his creation, he gave it the body of a man. He has a very feminine face and as such can be mistaken for a girl.

Gowther has amber eyes and dark red hair (sometimes depicted as magenta) that reaches just past his jaw. His usual attire consists of a white shirt with gray long sleeves over a black cropped tank top as well as a pair of dark pants and short grey boots. After Bartra made him dress like a maid, Gowther adopted an unusual habit of wearing women's clothes.

Gowther also wears a pair of glasses with light frames and apparently cannot see without them. This was first discovered when he disguised himself as Armando. Gowther also has the ability to change aspects of his appearance, although he is limited to only his hairstyle and skin color.

In flashbacks and on his wanted poster, Gowther is depicted as a large suit of armor, although he is still smaller than people of the Giants' Clan. His face is never seen, instead he is only ever seen wearing a set of full silver body armor with a helmet featuring a pair of horns, one of which is broken. The most notable part of his armor are his massive spiked metal shoulder plates.

His Seven Deadly Sins Goat symbol is located on the right side of his chest.

Personality

During the battle between a deformed Dale and Dawn Roar, Gowther first shows himself speaking in his distinctive, emotionless manner. His expression never changes, being completely blank, and his speech bubbles are uniquely square, compared to the round bubbles of everyone else. Yet despite his emotionless nature, Gowther does care about others. This is shown when he protects Pelliot from the Armored Giant's attack.

He is shown to be completely unaware of others' feelings, has shown an inability to understand the meaning of friendship. He often states things factually without realizing that what he says can upset people. Gowther decides to assist Elizabeth on her journey, not because of a desire for justice, but because he felt obligated as a member of the Seven Deadly Sins. Since Gowther doesn't understand emotions he goes to great lengths to understand them better. For example, he often observes Meliodas and Ban's friendship, and he is not beyond using his powers to experiment on others, as seen when he brainwashes Guila.

Despite his title, he has been shown to not normally be lustful; even when he brainwashed Guila into loving him, it was not out of lust. It was only out of curiosity of human emotions and his lack of understanding that it wasn't okay to do, rather than a predatory desire for her. As such, it is likely that his title may now refer to a lust for knowledge, rather than in the conventional sense. He has also displayed a cold and rather cruel side when using his Nightmare Teller technique on another person, remarking on how fragile humans are when confronted with their deepest fears. Despite Gowther's emotionless nature, he appears to enjoy posing whenever he introduces himself or when on a mission.

In the past Gowther was shown to be quite emotional and rather playful, often seen laughing and playing games. Even when he was fighting, there was no ill will or malice in his actions. 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.

XP4 Fanfics

Gowther is a member of the Heroes Coalitions and is part of the Omega Force. He also attends the Vanguard Academy as a student.

XP4 Heroes Coalition - Kick-Off!

Chapter 8, Gowther, alongside his team, the Omega Force, infiltrated a warehouse where an unnamed crime syndicate are hiding. After defeating and capturing them, Gowther watches the police arresting the criminals and later saw the arrival of Team Extreme in a bus before they all made their way back to Neo-City.

Abilities

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 along with his emotions and memories. Merlin states that Gowther is so well-made that even she is unable to improve him.

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.

Abilities

Main article: Invasion
  • Invasion「 Shin'nyū (Inbeishon)」: A power that allows Gowther to entrap his opponents within their own memories. It also grants him the ability to read the thoughts and memories of others.
    • Transformation: Gowther has the ability to change his appearance, such as changing the length and color of his hair along with his skin color. However, this ability is limited to an extent.

Weapons

  • Herritt: Gowther's Sacred Treasure; Herritt, is a twin bow made out of energy that can be summoned whenever it is needed. It draws out Gowther's full capacity and works in conjunction with his ability, Invasion.

Equipment

  • Balor's Magical Eye: Gowther has been "loaded" with Balor's Magical Eye, allowing him to see the overall power, magic, strength and spirit levels of an individual.

Trivia

  • Sir Gowther is a relatively short Middle English tail-rhyme romance in twelve-line stanzas, found in two manuscripts, each dating to the mid- or late-fifteenth century. The titular character is said to be the half-brother of the famed wizard Merlin.
  • According to the databook(s):
    • Gowther's special skill is changing forms and reading minds
    • His hobby is reading books
    • He has no daily routine
    • Weak Point: My glasses
    • Birthplace: I don’t know
    • What he likes about himself: His cuteness
    • Dream/Hope: Being a pretty attraction girl for the bar
    • Regrets: Tell me
    • The most embarrassing thing in his life: I do not understand the question
    • What he wants the most right now: His memories and emotions
    • Favorite animal: Humans
    • Favorite scent: Doesn't have one
    • Favorite food: uninteresting
    • Charm Point: his clavicle
    • His complex is his inability to read the situation
    • The persons he respects the most are the ones who write books
    • There is no person he would mind making an enemy of
  • Gowther has poor eyesight and is unable to see without his glasses. The Author revealed that without his glasses, it is less than 20/200.
  • Gowther enjoys heartfelt tales that humans write, often role-playing their events after he reads them.
  • The Sin of Lust is usually symbolized with a Cow and the color blue.
  • In the Nanatsu no Taizai Popularity Poll, Gowther was was placed 3rd overall (12068 votes) which included the online poll and placed 7th (165 votes) when considering only postcards.
  • Gowther doesn't need to drink, bathe or eat.
  • Gowther seems to be the comic relief, even in the most dire situation
  • Gowther has a habit of frequently crossdressing, usually with mixed reactions from others.
    • In the opening of the TV Special "Signs of Holy War", Gowther is wearing a dress.
  • He was created to look like the lover of his creator. But the first Gowther made the doll as a boy, so he wouldn't have sexual desire for his creation.

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