Muzan Kibutsuji, the major villain of Demon Slayer, is not only the mastermind behind the heroes’ troubles but also the creator of nearly every demon they encounter. Muzan creates other demons by infusing his blood into humans, mutating them and giving them incredible powers, but those who cannot handle the mutation die. Muzan’s ultimate goal is to find the Blue Spider Lily, a rare flower that caused him to accidentally turn into a demon, to regain his ability to withstand sunlight and eliminate his weakness.
Warning: Contains spoilers for Manga Demon Slayer’s Big Villain Demon slayer, Muzan Kibutsuji, is not only the mastermind behind many of the plots the heroes try to stop; he is also actually the source of almost every demon they encounter, thanks to his ability to create more demons. But if Muzan created all the other demons shown in the series, then who created Muzan?
Although Demon Slayer is set in the early 20th century, Muzan is shown alive in flashbacks from as long as 1,000 years ago. He creates other demons by infusing humans with his blood, causing them to transform and gain incredible powers – as long as they can handle the mutations.
Otherwise, their bodies will turn into a pile of slime before turning to dust. Muzan extends incredible control over those he has transformed, being able to kill them with ease by just doing things like saying his name.
Demon Slayer’s Muzan became a demon in an accident
In chapter 127 of the Demon Slayer manga, Muzan wasn’t always a demon, but he was always a pretty bad guy. Like most demons, Muzan started out as a human, but because he was the first, no demon could give him blood and make him transform. Muzan’s transformation into a demon was actually a complete accident. In the early 900s, 1,000 years before the story, people Muzan is dying of an unknown illness and decides to undergo an experimental treatment to try to save his life..
The experimental drug is made from a flower called the Blue Spider Lily, a rare plant that is almost legendary. While the medicine seemed to have healed him, he could no longer return to sunlight and began to show other signs of becoming a demon. In a fit of rage, Muzan killed the doctor who created the original medicine but as a result had no way to withstand sunlight.
Muzan’s ultimate target in Demon Slayer is the Blue Spider Lily
Since then, Muzan has tried to do two things. The first is to create more demons by sharing his blood, in the hope that one of them will transform in a way that can withstand sunlight, allowing him to learn secrets from them. The other is in search of the Blue Spider Lily, hoping to recreate the serum that originally transformed him and possibly regain the ability to go out into sunlight. This is also why Muzan shows an interest in chemistry and science at various points throughout the manga – he has spent the last 1,000 years learning anything that could help him overcome this weakness. .
Despite all of this, Muzan did not want to return to being one of the Demon Slayer’s humans; Having lived with the specter of death hovering over him, he refuses to do so again, instead seeking to maintain his immortality by eliminating his one significant weakness.
Muzan’s motives and backstory are more complex than one might expect from a villain so cold and cruel but that is the Demon Slayer. The ultimate irony is that the Blue Spider Lily only blooms during the day, and even rarely blooms, so no matter how many thousands of years Muzan looks, he will never be able to find it in there. Demon slayer.
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