For the sixth episode of Seven Mortal Sins, Lucifer will be going up against Belphegor. Turns out that Belphegor can offer quite the immersive gaming experience.
Whilst bathing together, Lucifer asks Leviathan what Belphegor is like. Apparently she’s strong if she tries and scary if you make her mad. She also brought the internet into Pandemonium, and uses an online she runs with Mammon to gather followers.
After her bath, Lucifer picks up a phone from her table, and ends up pulled into a digital world – in fact, the world of Belphegor’s online game. Belphegor asks Lucifer to become the Demon Lord for the next event in her game.
Turns out that Lucifer makes for an incredibly effective Demon Lord – so much so that nobody is able to defeat her. Belphegor decides to bring someone else into the game.
Belphegor is kind enough to provide a sword and some armour for Maririn – except the armour is too heavy for Maririn to move in. As such, Belphegor decides give her a new set of armour with improved defence.
Turns out Maririn is pretty adept at fighting monsters, and soon the time comes for her to confront the Demon Lord.
After being defeated by Lucifer, Belphegor takes Maririn and retreats. She provides an itchy new outfit for the hero, and trains her when asked to.
After completing her training, the last step is to visit an angel to pick up some new legendary equipment. Turns out the angel is a familiar face.
Belphegor’s followers have real-life commitments, but she stops them from logging out by luring them in with free items. Those items turn out to be pretty useless though, they her followers stick around long enough to see Maririn try to fight the Demon Lord again.
It appears that Maririn’s new ‘armour’ suffered the same fate as the first set, but it turns out the legendary equipment is able to reform itself. Maririn defeats Lucifer.
When Maririn refuses to finish Lucifer off, she tries to do it herself. However, Maririn blocks the attack, allowing Lucifer to make Belphegor admit defeat.
This has easily been my favourite episode of Seven Mortal Sins so far. Seeing Maria willingly take on the role of Hero Maririn was a lot of fun, as well as seeing Lucifer own her role as Demon Lord.
When she appeared in the previous episode, I knew I’d like Belphegor. She’s proven to be a great character in her episode – definitely up there alongside Astaroth as one of my favourite Demon Lords – well, the ones that aren’t Lucifer and Leviathan.
Next time is the turn of the Demon Lord of Gluttony.