All 7 of the deadly sins were once a team before. It seems Gowther is able to identify everyone on the team, so why isn't anyone able to identify Gowther?

An additional question is why didn't Gowther reveal himself to the group sooner? I don't see why he would hide his presence from his closest allies.

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According to the story, the appearances of some of the Sins changed after all that time like Ban, King and Gowther himself (well, Ban did say that he didn't know how Gowther looked in the armor), and besides, since the guys knew about his armor, and since the monster was big and wearing the armor, they probably didn't gave it a second thought.

no identification

As for the second question, it was because he was waiting for the Sniper (the guy with bow and arrow, for whom Ban went in the beginning), since that was an illusion, he was waiting for him to reveal himself.


  • I believe you have not accepted my answer, are you unsatisfied with it?? Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 10:01
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    Your answer seems more speculative than fact driven. IIRC, only King's image from the past differs from the present. Ban and Diana were still recognizable and very similar.
    – krikara
    Commented Jan 12, 2014 at 15:11
  • @krikara Ban appearance changed, he had overgrown hairs. As for your question, no one knew about Gowther's identity (his face is not even in the bounty posters), according to manga, Ban did say he didn't know how he looked, now why would he show his face to one partner but not to other. Commented Jan 16, 2014 at 7:57
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    @krikara Sorry for such a late reply, as for the facts, in the bounty poster and the few instances of the Sins in the past, Gowther is always shown wearing his armor, newer without it. Commented Apr 12, 2014 at 13:16

In a more recent chapter, Gowther is revealed to be a:


Merlin gives Gowther magic stabilizing pills in order to regrow his armor. and when Merlin uses her magic cancelling power, he turns into his "natural" form. It seems clear that his flesh grows due to his magic and, if stabilized for a time, it will grow into an armor. As the armor is part of Gowther, it is reasonable to think he never took it off.

  • lol this was over a year ago! but yeah, now the answer makes sense :)
    – krikara
    Commented Apr 11, 2015 at 3:41
  • There's new info yet again lol
    – krikara
    Commented Dec 11, 2015 at 0:55

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