Despite their obvious differences, Chainsaw man‘S Escape And Boruto‘S Eid have more in common than fans often think. Both share the same power, the ability to influence others so deeply that others must obey their commands. Since the manga universe loves absolutes, there are two main characters with similar powers, so the question is always who is better. In the case of Makima and Eida, the answer lies in intention, experience and desire.
Neither Makima nor Eida are your typical shounen manga characters. Makima is a demon – a supernatural being with the unique power to dispel human fears. Demons like Makima have such powerful skills that not only humans fear them but also less capable demons. Makima’s power lies in her ability to control anyone she considers inferior to her. Eida is a robot. She was designed with a specific service in mind. In her case, that benefit is making everyone she meets, except for two narrow categories of people, fall in love with her. Like Makima, once infatuated, Eida will have complete control over them.
Makima and Eida share power – but not completely
It’s clear that both are excellent at using their abilities. In Chainsaw Man, Makima has controlled countless humans as well as a large number of demons. This is perhaps best demonstrated through her control over Denji. Similarly, in Boruto, no one, with the exception of someone in her family or a member of the alien Otsutsuki Clan, has proven that they can surpass Eida’s abilities. She can hold off multiple high-level ninjas at once. However, although their skill in using their abilities is comparable, Makima’s control is ultimately superior.
Makima is an aggressive energy user. She must use her power to put anyone under her control if it means her plans will continue. In contrast, Eida appears reluctant to use her abilities. She only accesses her power when her goals are threatened. Unlike Makima, what she wants does not require her to use her abilities. The advantage here belongs to Eida. Once she appeared, everyone knew how Makima would act. Although it is difficult to form a counter-attack strategy, knowing her style provides the possibility of developing such a strategy. With Eida, while everyone knows her abilities, their lack of experience engaging with them makes her a bit of a mystery. Therefore, she can force people to act a certain way without training her abilities.
What sets Makima apart from Eida is her ability to dominate her targets. Her victim’s mind is not only controlled, but also becomes an appendage of Makima’s mind. She can make them think whatever she wants, and can even erase or recreate their memories. While Makima’s victims may be completely unaware that they are under her control, some of Eida’s victims have demonstrated that while they are unable to resist her orders, they understand that they are being controlled. . Furthermore, she cannot read people’s minds nor has the ability to manipulate or change their thoughts or memories.
Love can be resisted, but fear cannot. Eida’s lack of Makima’s dominance is a small but important difference when it comes to control. If the victim knows they are being controlled, they may resist, as Shikamaru did Boruto chapter 70. Even if their resistance is futile, Eid‘s control is not comprehensive. She will need to spend more time and energy to break down their resistance. This is not a problem for Chainsaw man‘S Escape. She doesn’t need to worry that the victim will rebel against her.