Oftentimes, particular person demons in “Demon Slayer” aren’t solely unsympathetic. Over the course of Tanjiro’s struggle with Drum Demon Kyogai, for instance, it is revealed that Kyogai’s villainy is motivated by a easy need for respect as an artist. Spider demon Rui, in the meantime, turned to villainy primarily as a result of wanting a practical human physique and a caring household. Tanjiro even meets Tamayo, a benevolent demon, whereas perpetually accompanied by his demonic sister Nezuko. Briefly, then, even bloodthirsty demons possess markedly human traits on the earth of “Demon Slayer.”
Within the Season 1 finale, demon chief Muzan addresses the members of the Decrease Ranks of the Twelve Kizuki, who whole 5 following Rui’s defeat. After some scolding, Muzan murders 4 of the remaining 5 members out of anger. Presumably, these demons had sympathetic, human backstories too, so their unceremonious deaths distinction starkly with, for instance, Tanjiro complimenting Kyogai’s demonic talents, thus granting him the acknowledgment of the creative abilities he coveted in his human life earlier than his dying.
Not solely does Muzan deal with the demons they slaughter as disposable, however because the Demon King, Muzan is one thing of a parental determine. So, not solely is their act a waste of human-ish life however a familial betrayal. At a look, Muzan killing 4 underlings might seem like villainy as anticipated from the collection’ large dangerous, however beneath the floor, Muzan reveals their true colours at that second as a villain as heartless as they’re ruthless.