Escanor was the final recruit of the Seven Deadly Sins, and he would prove to simultaneously be both the strongest and weakest member. A former prince, he was banned from his kingdom because of his strange power that he couldn’t control.
At night, Escanor was weak, frail, and shy. A sensitive man, he often composed poetry. When the sun rose, and with each passing hour until its zenith, Escanor grew stronger and stronger, with his body becoming bigger and more powerful. In this state, he found it hard to control his powers, and his family decried him as a monster.
Meliodas found him while on a formal mission to stop his destruction and eventually talked him into joining the Holy Knights. He even challenged Escanor to a fight, and thought he had accidentally killed Meliodas and Ban after a single punch. Merlin took pity on him and helped him come to terms with his past, while Meliodas forced Escanor to realize that he truly wanted to live.
After the Seven Deadly Sins were forced to go into exile, Escanor became a bartender, hiding his daytime form by wearing loose, baggy clothes. When Meliodas tracked him down, he was grateful to be found, even if it took him a while to get into the swing of fighting again. However, when he used his primary power, “Sunshine,” it produced a blinding heat that could melt anything or quickly evaporate an entire lake.