Warning: Spoiler for Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc, episode 6As demon slayerAs his assault on the Blacksmith’s Village continues, Tanjiro makes an important discovery about one of the attacking demons, and the nature of its abilities is just another example of what sets the series apart from the rest. series of the same genre.
The Blacksmith’s Village was attacked by two of the Senior members of the Twelve Kizuki, the strongest demons under Muzan. However, both of these demons have proven themselves to be a few, especially the Demon Hunter’s Four Superiors known as Hantengu, whose ability allows him to split into four different demons according to topics around his feelings. Decapitating these demons, even simultaneously, has proven to be an ultimately ineffective method of defeating them, although it is often the key to victory in Demon Hunters. However, episode 6 revealed why that didn’t work, and the truth is rather strange.
Hantengu’s power forces Demon Slayers to fight smarter
Hantengu’s four emotional demons were created when Hantengu was initially attacked by Tokito, giving the impression that these four demons were created from his body, or that he was somehow a combination of the four. devil. However, that is not exactly the case; Using his keen sense of smell, Tanjiro was able to sniff out Hantengu’s scent and trace him to a bush in the forest not far from the battle, where the shrunken demon was cowering a little. disastrous way. It turns out that these emotional demons are essentially invincible, and only serve as a distraction to keep Slayers away from the demon’s real body, which is only a few inches tall.
This means that unlike many Shonen villains, who often arrogantly reveal their weaknesses to heroes, Hantengu has purposely and skillfully concealed his true body, causing the heroes to almost impossible to win. This requires formulating a whole new strategy – emotional demons need to be busy, but trying to defeat them is pointless; Hantengu can only be defeated if a second Assassin is out there looking for the real body, which is exactly what Tanjiro did when he ordered the Demon Slayer’s Genya to search for Hantengu. Tanjiro has a tactical mind that a lot of shounen heroes, especially those that rely on raw strength, often don’t have. In any other series, Tanjiro beheading four demons simultaneously would be the end of the fight, but in Demon Slayer the fight doesn’t end just because someone made a great move.
demon slayer continues to prove that the decisions that set it apart are a key aspect of what makes the series so new and unique to many fans.
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