Koyoharu Getouge released the Kimetsu no Yaiba series in 2016, and without doubt, the series has grown and flourished. This series has some of the most beautifully crafted protagonists and antagonists. And so we bring you the Power of Muzan Kibutsuji in Demon Slayer Explained.
The entire plot of Demon Slayer chronologically begins in the Heian period with Muzan Kibutsuji, the first demon. After more than 1000 years of development, the main story begins in the era where there exist Demon Slayers.
The protagonist Tanjiro Kamado becomes the main focus of Muzan Kibutsuji after he destroys the Kamado family and turns Nezuko into a demon. Bearing the fearful Hanafuda earrings and the passed-on Hinokami Kagura, Tanjiro now becomes the target of Muzan Kibutsuji’s fearful abilities.
Warning Spoilers Alert: Fans are requested to note that this article includes manga spoilers.
Power of Muzan Kibutsuji in Demon Slayer-
Muzan Kibutsuji is the main antagonist of the Demon Slayer series. He is the first and only demon procreator and is the reason for the existence of demons throughout the world.
He is over 1000 years old and, as displayed in the series, possesses multiple powerful abilities, including immortality. Further, his blood can also be used to convert other people into demons.
Once these people are converted into demons, they manifest superpowers depending on the amount of blood they consume. These demons also develop Blood Demon Arts which are supernatural abilities that increase their power.
Further, he possesses 5 brains and 7 hearts which aid his superhuman abilities. These organs cause changes in his blood composition and circulation, strength, intellect, and overall growth.
Abilities of Muzan Kibutsuji in Demon Slayer-
- 1. Heightened Physical Abilities –
Being a demon sure has its quirks. The progenitor of demons has heightened physical abilities from speed and reflexes to stamina, endurance and durability.
Thus Muzan was able to hold off 5 Hashira and 4 other Demons Slayers at the same time. Further, his immortality and 7 hearts aided his abilities.
- 2. High Intellect –
Because Muzan has 5 brains, he uses his intellect to the best. Further, his existence for over a thousand years and has gained much experience and knowledge. This applies to knowledge of combat, chemistry, tactics, and overall skills.
- 3. Demonic Blood –
The blood that flows through Muzan can convert normal human beings into demons. However, this conversion depends on whether or not the recipient survives the drastic genetic changes the blood causes.
- 4. Telepathy –
All demons that share Muzan’s blood become connected to him. And so he can read their minds, relay orders telepathically, and can even use their senses of these demons.
- 5. Demon Curse –
The demon curse ability allows Muzan to maintain secrecy that has lasted over a thousand years. This curse uses his blood to ensure that all demons who say his name disintegrate. Due to this, most demons refer to him as “that man” or “the man.”
- 6. Demon Possession and Manipulation –
The blood bonds Muzan shares with all demons let him control every demon to a certain extent. This was especially showcased in the Infinity Castle Arc when he attempted to control Nakime.
He can also implant part of his consciousness into anyone who shares his blood. However, this is only possible if he can convince the recipient to accept him and his consciousness.
- 7. Regeneration –
Muzan can regenerate any parts of his body that are cut off. His regeneration speed is so quick that it occurs as soon as a wound is formed. Also, this lets him overcome the issue of death by decapitation by a Nichirin blade.
- 8. Absorption –
Muzan can absorb living and nonliving things into his body. When he absorbs a person or a demon, it grants him some access to the person’s abilities and memory.
When it comes to absorbing drugs, he also can gain immunity from them. However, immunity is only achieved if he is aware of it and if he consumes it in controlled amounts.
- 9. Biokinesis –
Since Muzan’s genetic makeup is no longer human, he can change his anatomy at a cellular level. This process is aided by absorption and so can be used to create dangerous protrusions. This ability can also be used to shapeshift.
Fighting Techniques of Muzan Kibutsuji in Demon Slayer-
- 1. Black Blood Technique –
This technique creates black spiked wires that can be used to tangle and trap his targets. In the manga, he uses this against Himejime and is called Black Blood Technique: Chain of Thorns.
- 2. Demon Final Form –
In his final form, Muzan becomes a monster with a dark red mass that covers his limbs. Mouths with sharp teeth develop all over his body. Further, he can also extend parts of his arms, spine, and legs into tentacle-like whip structures.
These tentacle-like structures are sharp and have great range, speed, and precision. Each whip contains a mouth-like structure it helps him breathe and maintain stamina and speed.
- 3. Shockwave Scream –
This ability is most likely a Demon Blood Art. It is a shock wave that causes internal damage to all within range.
Its wide range managed to reach even Kiriya and his sisters through the crows. The shockwave causes convulsions, paralysis, and respiratory impairments.
Muzan Kibutsuji: All Forms in Kimetsu no Yaiba-
- 1. Adult Male Form –
This form blends into the human world as a husband and father to a family and goes by the name Tsukihiko. Tsukihiko’s form with long black hair and red eyes is the one most demons and Hashira are familiar with.
- 2. Adult Female Form –
We were introduced to this form in the meeting of the lower moons at the infinity castle. This femme form is similar to the original but is shorter and naturally prettier.
- 3. Male Child Form –
In this form, he appears to be a young child adopted into a wealthy family. The child is depicted to be smart but is suffering from a skin disease that is aggravated by sunlight.
- 4. Final Demon Form –
This is Muzan’s most deadly form. Here he utilizes his biokinesis to the maximum and creates dangerous tentacle-like structures. he also develops sharp-toothed mouths all over his body.
- 5. Final Infant Form –
This form appeared after Muzan’s male mutant form. It was used as a last-ditch effort to protect some part of him from direct sunlight. This is Muzan’s most hideous form as the ‘infant’ is extremely oversized and deformed.
Weakness of Muzan Kibutsuji in Demon Slayer-
- 1. Sunlight –
Being a demon, Muzan is extremely sensitive to sunlight, and he considers this a huge imperfection. The need to overcome the sun and obtain the Blue Tiger Lily is what fuels his goal to assimilate Nezuko.
- 2. Crimson Red Nichirin Blade –
Sun imbued blades can hamper regeneration. When used on demons, they show similar properties to a molten sword and thus can incinerate demon cells.
However, they don’t seem to have the same effect as the original wielder in the series. This could be due to a difference in the Demon Slayers’ breathing style or a possible developed immunity.
- 3. Complex Poisons –
Muzan and is vulnerable to complex poisons that he is not aware of. For the poisons to be effective, they must be foreign to him, introduced unbeknownst to him, and must not be given time to dilute and gain and immunity to the poison.
Tanjiro vs. Muzan: End Battle-
The final battle began with the sacrifice of Kagaya Ubuyashiki at the Demon Slayer Corps Headquarters. Muzan was rendered immobile by Kagaya’s explosion and Tamamo’s Flesh seeds, and a demon reverting drug. This was followed by an attack of the Hashira and Tanjiro with their respective breathing styles.
Soon, everyone was teleported into Muzan’s Infinity Castle, where they were split up and had to deal with the upper moons. However, all of them were reunited to fight Muzan’s final form on the surface after Nakime lost control of the castle.
With the loss of 2 Hashira, the remaining Demon Slayers relentlessly attack a Muzan who is weakened by Tamamo’s drugs. As they keep up with attacks of all breathing styles and are joined by even other demon slayers, the drugs begin to act in full swing.
And so, the long-drawn battle ends with Tanjiro and the other Hashira holding Muzan until sunrise when he turns into an infant-like large flesh pillar. The final blow is dealt by Tanjiros bright red Nichirin blade despite being almost completely absorbed by Muzan. They won, but in the end, only two Hashira survived.
Q1- Is Muzan a boy or girl? Ans- Muzan ’s true form is male but he does have a female form. Q2- How did Muzan become a demon? Ans- In the late 700s, Muzan had a disease that was supposed to eliminate him before the age of 20. His doctor gave him an experimental medicine with a blue tiger lily as a base to cure this. This not only cured him but also turned him into a demon. Q3- Why is Muzan scared of Tanjiro? Ans- Muzan is scared of Tanjiro because he bears a striking resemblance to Yoriichi Tsugikuni. The resemblance is right from the hair color, earrings, and scar to the sword style and use of breath. Q4- Why did Muzan destroy the Kamado family? Ans- To this, there are two popular theories. One is that of pure coincidence and Muzan wanting to create new demons to attain his goal. The other is that he was aware of a family living in the mountains who bore the Hanafuda earrings. And so assumed the sun breathing style was passed on and wanted to eradicate it. Q5- Is Kokushibo stronger than Muzan? Ans- No, as long as Muzan’s demon blood runs through Kokushibo, he shall remain inferior to him. Q6- Who is Muzan afraid of? Ans- The only person Muzan is afraid of is Yoriichi Tsugikuni. Q7- How did Muzan die? Ans- After a long fight with the Hashira and multiple other Demon Slayers, Muzan was held down by Tanjiro and Giyu. Following which he burnt by the sun. This was aided immensely by the four drugs Tamamo and Shinobu created.
Well, this concludes this article on the Power of Muzan Kibutsuji in Demon Slayer Explained. We hope to have clarified any doubts you had about the powers and abilities of Muzan Kibutsuji from Demon Slayer.
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