In a span of a few years, the Demon Slayer anime series has been able to establish a legacy like none other. One of the most favorite chores of otakus is to compare their favorite character in terms of powers and bounties. In case of Demon Slayer, they have a large palette of characters to choose from. So, if you too are betting on certain characters for your next debating session, then evaluating the power quotients of these characters would be a great add-on. This list will help you in choosing the strongest character to root for. Thus, here is a list of the 13 Strongest Demon Slayer Characters in no particular order.
The character arc of Nezuko has seen the most ups and downs in the show. Tanjiro’s sister began as a meek and timid young girl who knew nothing about fighting. But after getting bitten during the mysterious demon attack, she began to grow invulnerable powers. During the events of the Mugen Train, it became clear that Nezuko was capable of taking down even upper-ranking demons.
The death of Kyojuro Rengoku still remains one of the most heart-rending moments of Demon Slayer after the genocide of Tanjiro’s parents. If the character had not sacrificed himself for the sake of the safety of the younger Demon Slayers, he might have become the stronger hashira in a few years. However, his death left a huge void in the Demon Slayer Corps. His fire breathing technique was considered to be one of the strongest breathing forms out of all.
At first glance, Inosuke looks like the hothead who only hails power over anything. But if there is anything that Demon Slayer focuses on in the theme, then it is the importance of love and empathy in a warrior. This is what set apart Demon Slayers from the rest of the monsters. Inosuke was not the type of character who would abide by such values. However, in the final moments of Mugen Train, he proved that with power, he also had great empathy for fellow warriors.
Fans are yet to learn more about Gyomei Himejima in the second season. The only time that the character came to the screens was when he was introduced in the Demon Slayer Corps. Also known as Stone Piller, Gyomei is considered to be the strongest of all the Hashira. The one trait that sets him apart from the rest of the warriors is that he uses an ax instead of Nichirin Blades. His breathing style is also in the lines of the Breath of Stone. Thus, Gyomei Himejima makes it to the list of the Strongest Demon Slayers.
Another character that fans are soon going to meet in the incoming season is Tengen Uzui. After getting a brief introduction at the Demon Slayer Corps, fans never got to see Tengen in the limelight. The Sound Hashira has a major role to play in the Entertainment District arc in the second season. The story of Tengen involves a rebellion that caused him to leave his house at an early age. Hence, becoming a demon hunter was the only option that he was left within the end.
Giyu Tomioka appeared early on in the first season. He was the first demon slayer who Tanjiro met during his missions. When he encountered high-ranking demons in the forest, Giyu was sent in to help the young warriors. The water hashira pillar is also one of the top-ranking demon hunters in the corps. However, he is yet to reach the level of perfection and speed as Tengen and Gyomei.
Better known as the Mist Pillar, Muichiro Tokito is an odd boy in the team. Every time he hits the screens, Muichiro is seen lost and inattentive. However, his Mist breathing techniques have been the most effective in combat. Viewers saw a glimpse of powers during the training sessions of Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu. It will be interesting to see him use the fullest potential of his Mist breathing technique against a demon.
Shinobu Kocho is the fan-favorite female demon slayer who is adored for her unique style of fighting. Even her character design is much loved by all the fans. In terms of power, she was one of the first members to join the Hashira. Her Insect breathing style enables her to use the unique powers of butterflies and bees to take down an opponent. Thus, Shinobu Kocho can be considered one of the strongest Demon Slayer characters.
Sanemi Shinazugawa was first seen in the admission training of the Demon Slayer corps. He, along with three others, cleared the first round of the Demon Slayer admission. While Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu were all training steadily, he climbed up the ladder to become a hashira instantaneously. His powers were even appreciated by an upper-ranking demon named Kokushibo.
Even though Tanjiro has a lot of training and practice to go through, he is still too powerful for his age and time. Within a year of joining the Demon Slayer Corps, Tanjiro managed to get a seat in the Mugen Train mission next to Rengoku. Moreover, his Water Breathing technique blended with his father’s flame dance made up for the best fighting styles in the show.
Akaza was the first upper-ranking demon who used his fullest potential against a demon slayer. His fight with Rengoku still remains one of the most intense battles of the anime series. This battle set a precedent for what the demon slayers are up against in the future. Being the third-ranking demon, he had the fastest regeneration powers that fans had seen in the show so far.
Also known as the Love Pillar of the Demon Slayer Corps, Misturi Kanroji is considered the most lethal of all the Demon Slayers. While her looks convey a different stature, her powers are in complete alignment with her position in the demon slayer corps. Mitsuri Kanroji’s breathing technique involves the Breath of Love that can imperialize the opponent and forcefully make them surrender.
Muzan Kibutsuji is undoubtedly one of the strongest Demon Slayer characters of all time. So far in the anime, there has been no character that has been able to match the powers and stature of the main antagonist. In fact, all the demons that have ranked in this list so far have gotten their powers from a single source. Even Nezuko got all her powers from getting bitten by Muzan Kibutsuji. Thus, one can easily guess how strong he is in the demon world.
This concludes the list of the 13 Strongest Demon Slayer Characters. Which of these characters are you betting on for the next season? Let us know in the comment box below. For more such exciting lists, keep coming back to The Anime Daily.