@YouFinished: Exactly as you said, blitzed. D. Gray Man is not that slow. Slower than Nanatsu no Taizai? Yes. But You're trying to tell me that Meliodas' physical speed is so good that when kicking or hitting through Tyki, he could remove himself faster than Tyki could think to cut him apart? He's not that fast. He will do himself in the moment he tries to touch Tyki.
@akronawol17: The issue is that Tykki doesn't have to do anything strenuous. Meliodas would have to be on edge because he could be attacked at any time, whereas Tykki has no such concern. He can afford to attack when he wanted.
@taichokage: Even though Meliodas in unaware of Tyki's ablities, Tyki would still need the reactions to do anything. If Meliodas were to (like you said) go in melee range, the speed gap between them will allow Melodias to react and back-off once he realizes that his attacks just phase threw him before Tyki could even think to go on the offensive. This why I say it would be a stalemate, Tyki can't keep up and Meliodas can't attack.
Meliodas isn't Kuma though. He's not that fast. If Tykki say, attacked him from under the ground, I don't see Meliodas reacting to that. And again there is the whole vacuum issue. It might be drawn out but it's Meliodas' fight to lose. Tykki could be very casual throughout. One misstep for Meliodas though and he's done.
yeah, i think your right. Mel wont't be fighting serious right off the bat in round 1, but i don't think the Earl would be either. once the get a feel for each other power though, then it depends on who gets the best move in first. that goes for rounds 1 and 2. i honestly see Mel winning round 1 if he gets serious, he was easily blitzing Hendrickson, so his speed should be good enough for a blitz in round 1. round two is really hard to tell, and round three depends on of the Earl can summon Akuma before Mel can land a fatal blow. but i don't think any of them are a stomp imo
You're right it is a matter of who does what first and who starts where.