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How Strong is Tengen Uzui in Demon Slayer | Power Level Explained

Last updated on March 9th, 2022 at 10:34 am

One of the most talked-about anime in the otaku world, Koyoharu Gotoge’s Demon Slayer, a.k.a Kimetsu no Yaiba, has managed to bring almost half of the world under its fanbase. With the recent ongoing anime series that has kept everyone on edge, several questions keep popping up into the curious little minds. One such question is, “How strong is Tengen Uzui in Demon Slayer“?

Tengen Uzui is one of the strongest Hashiras of the Demon Slayer Corps. He is a master of the Sound Breathing Technique, which is a derivative of Thunder Breathing. His physical strength exceeds most of the Hashira’s and is the second strongest. Above him dwells Gyomei, the Stone Hashira based on raw power. Despite excelling in physical strength, Tengen’s Breathing Technique is not that refined and strong compared to the others. 

Therefore, we bring you this article to address this most asked question. It brings out all of Tengen Uzui’s abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.

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How strong is Tengen Uzui in Demon Slayer?

Tengen Uzui from Demon Slayer

Tengen Uzui is the Flashy Sound Hashira in the Demon Slayer Corps. He is physically strong and ranks second among the Hashiras in raw strength.

However, what falls short are his Breathing Technique and his sword skills and techniques. Sound Breathing is derived from Thunder Breathing, which is not as strong as the other Breathing Techniques.

Even though his sword-yielding skills are exceptional, they are not as refined as those of the rest. That is why he is weaker as compared to the other Hashiras.

Tengen Uzui Breathing Style in Demon Slayer-

Tengen Uzui is a Sound Hashira among the current generation. As mentioned above, Sound Breathing is a derivative of Thunder Breathing, and Tengen is the sole user of this technique.

It mimics sounds and uses the variations for its manifestation. Tengen uses his heightened analytical skills to analyze every sound based on their varying loudness and reconstruct them as to read the enemy’s every step.


Tengen holding his weapon just by its tip

As a Hashira, Uzui possesses exceptional skills. He is said to move with the speed of sound, far beyond anyone’s capability to comprehend.

  • 1) Immense strength –

Tengen Uzui has shown multiple instances where he justifies his position as the second strongest Hashira. He has two heavily weighed Nichiren cleavers, which he wields just like a toy. Uzui could control them by just holding the tip of one.

He swings them with such ease that he can slash anything that comes in his way. Even after losing his arm during his fight with Gyutaro, he continued with showing any pain.

  • 2) Heightened hearing –

Tengen possesses almost superhuman hearing abilities. As the Sound Hashira, his analysis of his opponent’s moves is mainly based on their sounds. He can also perceive things that are beyond vision.

He is capable of using Echolocation to detect his enemy’s presence even underground.

Tengen has developed a unique ability which he calls Musical Score. Through this, he deconstructs the rhythm of his enemy’s movements and puts them like sheet music that allows him to predict his opponent’s moves accurately.

However, using this technique consumes a lot of time, thereby making him vulnerable to his opponent’s attacks.

  • 3) Speed and Reflexes –

Tengen slicing Gyutaro's legs

Tengen Uzui is the fastest Hashira in the current generation and is said to run almost at the speed of sound.

He possesses enormous raw speed, which becomes deadly when combined with his strength.

Tengen managed to behead Daki with one swing of his cleaver, even before the high-ranking demon could comprehend.

Despite being poisoned, he kept up with Gyutaro’s swift movements, showing his superhuman reflexes. Even after being injured, he managed to slice off Gyutaro’s legs.

  • 4) Stealth –

Tengen is a shinobi in the true sense. Due to the intense training that he has undergone under his father, he has developed multiple abilities like enhanced stealth.

His movements are so silent that it doesn’t disturb the air and can escape even those with a heightened sense of smell like Tanjiro.

The ninja training has even gifted him with poison resistance that allowed him to fight even after being poisoned by Gyutoru.

He kept fighting without even a flinch, even with the poison, which would have easily killed anyone else.

  • 5) Super endurance and stamina –

Due to the harsh training imposed on him by his father to revive the shinobi clan, Uzui has developed immense resistance to pain.

Even after being pierced by kunai thrown at Gyutoru by Uzui’s wife, he did not show any sign of pain. 

Despite losing an arm, he continued his fight and eventually emerged victorious. He kept up his high-speed fight for hours without tiring against the Upper-Rank Six.

To know more about his power and abilities, jump to the post mentioned below. 

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Is Tengen Uzui alive?

Tengen Uzui after retirement

Yes, Tengen Uzui is alive. After the fight against the Upper Rank Six, Tengen has lost an arm and became blind from an eye, causing him to retire from the Demon Slayer Corps.

Even after the injuries he has sustained, he is quite healthy and comes with a completely different appearance.

Where to Read and Watch Demon Slayer?

As one of the most famous anime, Demon Slayer is available on several platforms. One can watch it on sites like Funimation and Crunchyroll.

Even Netflix has received the rights to air it, making its availability quite widespread. As for manga, several websites on the internet provide it, both for online reading.

Here we come to the end of this article. Hope we have cleared all your doubts regarding “How Strong is Tengen Uzui in Demon Slayer?” We will come up with more exciting articles. Stay tuned.

Frequently Asked Questions-

Q1. Why is Tengen Uzui so weak?

Ans. It’s not about he is weak. Based on raw strength, he is very powerful. However, his breathing style is not dominant as the other Hashira’s.

Q2. Is Tengen Uzui stronger than Rengoku?

Ans. No, Tengen is not stronger than Rengoku.

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