Warning: Revealing the contents of the Demon Slayer: Swordsman’s Village Arc, episode 5demon slayerThe latest installment of ‘s features two demons that have proven themselves to be extremely difficult enemies to defeat, but the only thing that can match a demon’s fighting prowess is the sheer depth. they will sink. In that regard, Upper Five Gyokko may be one of the most disturbed – and that’s really saying something.
Gyokko caused many problems, disguised as a simple vase before devouring anyone unfortunate enough to come near. On top of that, he can also use his Blood Demon Arts to create minions of the fish demon, which has proven to be quite dangerous for the unskilled warriors of the Blacksmith Village, resulting in a bloody bloodbath without Demon Slayer protection. But when confronting Hashira of Mist, Muichiro Tokito, Gyokko takes a moment to show off the most horrible thing he’s created – an abomination he dares call “art”.
The art of a suffering demon
Gyokko reveals a sculpture that, if it can even be called that, is made up of the bodies of the villagers he has his hands on – and not all of them are dead. For Gyokko, this is also an interactive work of art, which he demonstrates by twisting a sword through one of the villagers, leaving one villager gasping in pain. He even named the piece: “The Death Throes of the Smiths.” Young Kotetsu was completely horrified by the sight, while Tokito was simply angry. Tokito sheltered Kotetsu and the other swordsmith alive to escape, preparing to face the Five High Demons despite the poisoned needles that had pierced him.
While Gyokko’s backstory is yet to be revealed, it seems that he was an underrated artist or craftsman in his life before becoming a demon. The goals that demons pursue in their human lives seem to pretty strongly shape their demonic form, as seen previously with Kyogai, the drumming devil who yearns for artistic approval. mine. As a superior demon of the Twelve Kizuki, he now holds a position of prominence and power, and seems to enjoy venting his old frustrations on those weaker than him. It shows how sick and twisted this demon has become, treating people in positions where he was once inferior despite his own experiences. But of course, as a demon, his ability to empathize was essentially gone; His inhuman appearance reflects his lack of humanity.
Regardless of Gyokko’s background, the demon wasted no time proving himself unworthy of sympathy. As Tokito faces Top Five Demon, fans can only hope demon slayer give Gyokko a fate he truly deserves.