54+ STRONGEST Demon Slayer Characters (References)

Updated October 29, 2022 by Ernie

Aside from being one of the most visually appealing Anime, Demon Slayer is full of strong guys! Whether we talk about some sidekicks or the main ones, the list is just too wide for us to cover. With those Demon Slayers with superhuman strength and intellect, we got to see Hashiras and other demons as well. Being the main character, Tanjiro has fought with the most strong guys out there.

Hence, this blog post is focused on the 54+ strongest Demon Slayer characters of all time. Without further ado, lets dive straight into the epic list.

In case you are planning to watch Demon Slayer, here is the watch order: COMPLETE Demon Slayer Watch Order!

 

STRONGEST KIMETSU NO YAIBA CHARACTERS!

 

54. Tanjuro Kamado

INFORMATION
Race
Human (Deceased)
Demon Slayer Rank
None
Breathing Style
Sun Breathing (Hypothetical)
Affiliation
None

Next character to be featured on this list is Tanjuro Kamado. Well! This entry is a bit controversial as we havent seen Tanjuro fight or use any abilities. The reason he is on the list is that he was able to use the Hinokami Kagura Dance (The Dance of the Sun Breathing). He also possessed the mark of the Sun Breathers on his forehead.

Tanjiro learned the Hinokami Kagura from his father and applied it in battle. Physically, Tanjuro wasnt that strong. 

 

53. Swamp Demon

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
None
Blood Demon Art
None
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Now, we are at the point where demons and characters dont really have names. We just address them like Swamp Demon, Hand Demon lol. 

This demon was the first major threat Tanjiro faced after passing the Demon Slayer Corps test. It has the ability to go underground. It used thi ability to kidnap girls and ultimately eat them. Well! Tanjiro did face some difficulty in the beginning. However, after figuring out his ability, it was a walk in the park for him.(Season 1 Episode 6)

Being one of the first demons to feature in the show, he deffo deserves a spot on this list. 

 

52. Hand Demon

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
None
Blood Demon Art
None
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Hand Demon is one of the first demons to feature in the anime. He appeared during the Demon Slayer Corps exam. The interesting fact about him is that he had a HUGEEEE grudge against Urokodaki. Why? Well! The reason he was in that facility was because of him. 

Another interesting thing here is that he had slaughtered at least 13 of Urokodakis students as revenge, including Sabito and Makimo. He had gotten wayyy to strong for the entrance exams. However, the authorities didnt notice. He was ultimately slain by Tanjiro. He was serious threat to other participants as well.  (Season 1 Episode 4)

 

51. Tongue Demon

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
None
Blood Demon Art
None
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Tongue is the next nameless demon on this list. He featured during the Kyogai Mansion arc. He was one of Kyogais underlings who went against Zenitsu Agatsuma. He thought Zenitsu was an easy target because of his appearance. I bet he hadnt heard that phrase Appearances are often deceptive.

His head was ultimately severed by a sleeping Zenitsus lethal first form. Well! It was bound to happen, lol. However, for normal rookie demon slayers, this demon wouldve been tough to handle because of his agility and quick reaction. But, he couldnt react fast enough to our boys attack. (Season 1 Episode 12)

 

50. Horned Demon

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
None
Blood Demon Art
None
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Horned Demon is another nameless demon who appeared in the Tsuzumi Mansion arc. These nameless demons are really weak if you compare them to the main cast. However, they were deffo considered a threat in their respective arcs. You just cant underestimate them. 

Horned demon possessed enhanced strength and wasnt that agile. He was ultimately slain by our Boi Inosuke Hashibara. Inosuke used his Beast Breathing:Third Fang to rip his head off. (Season 1 Episode 12).

It really is a treat watching these demons getting absolutely demolished by our main cast lol!!!

 

49. Murata

INFORMATION
Race
Human (Deceased after Post-Time Skip)
Demon Slayer Rank
Kanoe
Breathing Style
Water Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

Finally a character with name lol! Well! He is another side character who features during the Mount Natagumo arc. Murata is also a user of Water Breathing like Tanjiro. 

He is one of those demon slayers who didnt run away and kept on fighting. Murata joined the demon slayer corps after his family was brutally murdered by Demons. He passed the demon slayer exam alongside Giyuu Tomioka. But, there is HUGEEE difference between them. 

During the arc, he was saved by Tanjiro and Inosuke as he was getting attacked by the puppet slayers. (Manga Chapter 28)

 

48. Makomo

INFORMATION
Race
Human (Deceased)
Demon Slayer Rank
Former student of Urokodaki
Breathing Style
Water Breathing
Affiliation
Sakonji Urokodaki (Sensei) 

Next strongest character on this list is Makimo. Makimo is Sabitos adopted younger sister and also the one who aided Tanjiro in his training. She is also a user of Water Breathing and was trained by Urokodaki. 

She was ultimately killed by the Hand Demon during the Demon Slayer exams alongside Sabito. We havent seen much of her in the anime or manga. But, the fact that she was trained by a former Hashira already makes her pretty formidable.  (Season 1 Episode 3)

 

47. Sabito

INFORMATION
Race
Human (Deceased)
Demon Slayer Rank
Former student of Urokodaki
Breathing Style
Water Breathing
Affiliation
Sakonji Urokodaki (Sensei)

Sabito is unlike other characters on this list. How? Well! He is not a human and not even a demon. He is a ghost. He was killed during the Demon Slayer Exam by the hand demon who had a grudge against his Sensei Urokodaki.

He was a user of water breathing and a student of Urokodaki. His sword style is quite similar to Tanjiro. Well! They had the same master. He was the one who helped Tanjiro during his training. Tanjiro also battled him a couple of times. Even though we havent seen much of him in the anime, he is said to have more potential than Giyuu Tomioka. Soo, he is truly a force to be reckoned with. (Season 1 Episode 3)

 

46. Yushiro

INFORMATION
Race
Demon
Demon Rank
None
Blood Demon Art
Blind Fold
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps (Temporary)

Yushiro is basically like an assistant to Tamayo-san. He assists her with almost every chore. Needless to say, he is a demon and is in love with Tamayo-san. He would do anything to protect her.

Despite being a demon, he is able to control his emotions and thirst for blood. You can just call him Nezukos more awake version. We havent seen him fight in the anime nor in the manga. But, being a demon, he is definitely stronger than normal humans and rookie demon slayers. He possessed the blog demon art Blind Fold.

 

45. Aoi Kanzaki

INFORMATION
Race
Human
Demon Slayer Rank
No info
Breathing Style
Water Breathing(Former)
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

Aoi Kanzaki is a member of the Demon Slayer Corps and lives at the Butterfly Mansion. Despite being a demon slayer, she doesnt actually participate in battles. She just stays at the mansion and helps everyone in her own way. 

She was also the one who trained Tanjiro and the others when they first came to the mansion. And needless to say, this initial training turned them into the beasts that they are now. Besides all this, she also takes care of them when they get injured. She deffo deserves a spot on this list. 

 

44. Spider Demon Daughter

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deseased)
Demon Rank
None
Blood Demon Art
Silk Manipulation
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Ahhh yess! Another insignificant nameless demon known as the Spider Demon Daughter lol! She appeared during the Mount Natagumo arc and was a member of the family Rui had made for himself. As her name implies, she was Ruis sister

Her Blood Demon art is known as Silk Manipulation, which allows her to create silk cocoons around her target and ultimately kill them. She was responsible for the death of 80 demon slayers. She was finally killed by Shinobu Kocho. Her past was pretty sad ngl :'( (Season 1 Episode 20)

 

43. Spider Demon Mother

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
None
Blood Demon Art
Puppetry
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Spider Demon Mother is the next character to feature on this list. This unnamed demon had the biggest impact on the audience. She served as the mother in Ruis family. Her threads basically covered the entire mountain. 

Her blood demon art is known as Puppetry. This ability allows her to decapitate humans from a long distance and use them as puppets. She can even utilize their ful strength.

She was ultimately killed by Tanjiro and Inosuke. Why does this demon have so much impact? Well! Her death was not as brutal as other demons. She didnt even want to do what she was doing. Rui forced her into doing all this. 

When Tanjiro killed her, she felt relieved. This is why the audience sympathizes with her.  (Season 1 Episode 17)

 

42. Spider Demon Son

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
None
Blood Demon Art
Poison Manipulation
Affiliation
Under Muzan

These demon names are getting weirder lol! Why would you name someone Spider Demon Son? This demon also appeared during the Mount Natagumo arc

Out of all the Spider Demon family, he is the one who looks like a spider the most. He has the ability to create and manipulate deadly poison. He can also create his underlings using the humans he has killed. 

He had Zenitsu cornered to the extent that if Shinobu had been 1 minute late, he would have died. This demon was, however, slain by our favorite ZENITSUUUUU!!!(Season 1 Episode 17)

 

41. Yahaba

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
None
Blood Demon Art
Koketsu Arrow
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Next demon to feature on this list is Yahaba. Yahaba is one of the earlier demons to use blood demon art. He had the ability to control anything with his arrows. He appeared during the Asakusa arc when Tanjiro met Tamayo. 

Tanjiro thought that he was one of the twelve Kizuki, but he was not. His blood demon art is known as Koketsu Arrow. He possesses enhanced strength and healing abilities as well. He aspired to become one of the twelve Kizuki, but was ultimately slain by Tanjiro. (Manga Chapter 14)

 

40. Susamaru

Susamaru

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
None
Blood Demon Art
Playful Temari
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Lets start with the small fries. Susamaru is called the Temari Demon for her unique fighting style using Temari balls. She was an aspiring demon that wanted to join the twelve kizuki. Susamaru can be seen with her unique fighting style when she Tanjiro, Nezuko,Tamayo, and Yushiro fight against Susamaru and Yahaba. (Demon Slayer Chapter 15)

Susamaru uses an incredible physical power and mid-ranged combat style that revolves around her using her Temari. She uses Blood Demon Art to summon highly dense Temari Balls to use as her ammunition.

Besides her signature weapon, she also uses Flesh Manipulation, this allows her to grow multiple arms that are used to throw her Temari at her opponents. Her Temari balls are thrown at such intense speed that they can easily annihilate any opponents body part easily.

 

39. Kyogai

Kyogai

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
Former Lower Rank 6
Blood Demon Art
Drumming
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Kyogai is called the Drum Demon and he is known as the final boss of Tsuzumi Mansion Arc. He was a former twelve kizuki and held the lower rank six position. But Muzan replaced him for not being powerful enough. A big fight against Tanjiro vs Kyogai can be seen later on.(Demon Slayer Chapter 21)

Kyogai has a Blood Demon Art ability called Drumming. He carries 6 Tsuzumi drums attached to each part of his body that affects a different area of his surroundings depending on which drum he plays. His right shoulder drum rotates the area to the right and his left shoulder drum rotates to the left.

The right leg drum causes the area to rotate forward while the left rotates the area backward. His navel drum creates 3 claw slash attacks and the back drum teleports him or anyone he wishes to anywhere within his controlled area.

 

38. Kamanue

Kamanue

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
Former Lower rank 6
Blood Demon Art
None
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Kamanue was a former member of the twelve kizuki and he held the new position for the lower rank six after he replaced Kyogai. He is portrayed as rather weak and somewhat fearful of others above him. (Demon Slayer Chapter 51)

There is very little information on Kamanues actual power and abilities. But we know that Kyogai was replaced because of his lack of strength. So, Kamanue is at least stronger than him. But he is not as strong as Rui since he ranked one place above him.

 

37. Spider Demon (Father)

Spider demon father

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
None
Blood Demon Art
None
Affiliation
Under Rui

The main member of the Spider Family, this guy is as intimidating as it gets. Giving hard time to anyone who stands in his way, that muscular body isnt there just for the show. Being physically largest in his family, he used to bully the members of his family for not being strong enough. Despite being a bad guy, we still cant ignore his vast skill set that gave even Tanjiro the hardest time ever.

With multiple eyes and that scary face, this guy has the body of a human. However, his face resembles that of a spider. Hence, even though he was a bad guy, his love for the family was something everyone acknowledges.

Being constantly worried about his wife and children, he told Tanjiro and Inosuke to stay away from them. However, that still doesnt change the fact that he was an abusive husband. Often beating his wife with multiple slashes just because she was weaker.

You can check our spider dads fight against Tanjiro and Inosuke where Tanjiro almost died if not for Giyus sudden appearance (Demon Slayer Chapter 34). So, lets talk about daddy spiders powers. What makes him one of the strongest Demon Slayer characters of all time?

One of his main focuses while fighting was his strength. We all know how strong Inosuke was. However, he just couldnt mess with this shredded guy. Moreover, even when Inosuke gave him all power into giving his best blows, the Spider Demon father just wouldnt budge!

Other notable powers granted him phenomenal physical abilities along with excellent regenerative abilities, making him one of the strongest characters from the Demon Slayer series.

 

36. Tamayo

Tamayo

INFORMATION
Race
Demon
Demon Rank
None
Blood Demon Art
Spell Casting
Affiliation
None

Tamayo is the legendary doctor and an ally demon to the Demon Slayers. She is one of the victims who was turned into a demon by Muzan and now works with the Demon Slayers to stop Muzan. She has assisted during the Susamaru fight (Demon Slayer Chapter 15) and the Muzan fight in (Demon Slayer Chapter 139).

Tamayo is a rather secretive character, we do not fully know about her abilities, but we know she has excellent Medical Skills. She has displayed impressive skills in medicine and pharmaceuticals.

She can alter her own body to survive on the minimal amount of human blood. She also turned Yushiro into a Demon on her own without using Muzans blood. So, that explains her level of skill. Tamayo has also invented a 4-stage drug that can weaken Muzan. Her Blood Demon Art is drawing out her own blood to cast spells on patients or enemies to have different effects.

 

35. Rui

rui

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
Former Lower Rank 5
Blood Demon Art
Thread Manipulation
Affiliation
Under Muzan

The most depressing guy in the history of Demon Slayer, Rui is a member of the twelve Kizuki. Moreover, hes from the Spider Family as well. In his past, he was just a lonely child, itching to start a family. After Muzan gave him a reason to live, his emptiness and the will to socialize never went away.

Talk about a depressing life. Rui has a Lower Rank 5 position, and when it comes to his actual strength, he is one of the strongest Demon Slayer characters of all time! Rui can be seen in his full glory in the anime and might I say, an amazingly choreographed and animated fight against Rui vs Tanjiro and Nezuko. This fight is where the anime really did outshine the manga. (Demon Slayer Chapter 37)

Appearance-wise, hes just like a regular kid. But if you mess with him in a battle, its a game over for even the strongest out there. In his spider form, Rui is shown to be a calm and composed guy from the spider family. Unlike all his family members, he just wouldnt give in his brain to the bad things surrounding him, even if he was that bad thing himself.

In all his fights with Tanjiro, he didnt disrespect anyone. Remaining as calm as he could, he just lets his skills speak the rest. So, lets talk about what makes Rui so powerful to be on the list.

Having Muzans blood running into his body, this guy is leagues ahead of most of the demons out there. His strength alone would be enough to overpower thousands of powerful demons, and when it comes to his battle experience, he was easily able to overwhelm Tanjiro with just a fraction of his power. And the rest is history.

Cutting edge thread was the spidey technique that allows him to trap and kill the enemies with just a little effort. Hence, even Tanjiro was on the brink of getting killed by Rui. Using his web, he can create countless powerful attacks that make Rui one of the strongest Demon Slayer characters of all time.

 

34. Mukago

Mukago

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
Former Lower Rank 4
Blood Demon Art
Unknown
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Mukago was a part of the twelve kisuki and he held lower rank four position. He is shown mostly to be cowardly and had planned to run away from the Demon Slayers but only stayed because she feared Muzan more. Mukago eventually dies at the hands of Muzan himself. (Demon Slayer Chapter 51)

Very little is known about the lower rank demons. But it is believed that Mukago is stronger than an average demon and is considered stronger than Rui and Kamanue as she was given an even higher position than them.

 

33. Wakuraba

wakuraba

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
Former Lower Rank 3
Blood Demon Art
Unknown
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Wakuraba was part of the twelve kizuki and he held the position of lower rank three until he saw his lower rank partner, Mukago, die instantly at the hands of Muzan. After witnessing that, he felt fear and tried to run for his life, only to be faced with a swift death by Muzan. (Demon Slayer Chapter 51)

We dont know much about these lower rank demons powers as they were killed immediately by Muzan after making their appearance. But we can suspect that Mukago is stronger than Rui, Kamanue, and Mukago, as he was a rank higher than them. During his last moments, he has shown extremely powerful regeneration capabilities and high speed that he gained after receiving Muzans blood. So, we can assume he was one of the stronger demons.

 

32. Rokuro

Rokuro

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
Former Lower Rank 2
Blood Demon Art
Unknown
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Rokuro was one of the twelve kizuki and held the position of lower rank two. He was smart and kept calm even in serious situations but after his lower-ranked partners each died one after another, Rokuro felt dread and suggested that Muzan should give him more of his blood so that Rokuro would become a stronger leader. But Muzan took it as an insult as Rokuro was in no position to demand blood and swiftly executed him. (Demon Slayer Chapter 51,52)

Just like the other lower ranks, very little is known about Rokuro. He is assumed to be stronger than the other lower rank demons but he was not as strong as Enmu. Rokuro was definitely strong and sharp but Muzan did not care about his loyalty and disposed of him.

 

31. Genya Shinazugawa

Genya Shinazukawa

INFORMATION
Race
Human
Demon Slayer Rank
Unknown
Breathing Style
None
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

Genya in his own right is a genuinely strong character in the Demon Slayer series, but unfortunately all of his true feats are just SITUATIONAL.

Hes an excellent marksman and can for some reason consume demon flesh/hair to use the powers of whatever demon that he devoured a piece of, and its shown that once/if he can obtain a high enough ranking piece of demon flesh he can be a valuable player to the mission….

BUT once again thats too situational to place him any higher on the list because if he cant get it for some reason than hes reduced to the skill of a slightly below Hashira demon slayer (once again not saying thats bad, but its also not really better than anyone higher than him). Genya can be seen assisting from afar during his fights against Hantegu (Demon Slayer Chapter 105) and against Kokushibo (Demon Slayer Chapter 165). Minor or not, Genya really showed his strength during these fights.

Genya is a very unique demon slayer. He can consume the flesh of a demon and gain the power of demonic transformation. He gains temporary demonic abilities and this strength gain depends on the demons strength that he consumes. Genya can also detach his cells and merge them with his weapon making a sort of flesh gun. 

Genya is a very unique demon slayer. He can consume the flesh of a demon and gain the power of demonic transformation. He gains temporary demonic abilities and this strength gain depends on the demons strength that he consumes. Genya can also detach his cells and merge them with his weapon making a sort of flesh gun.

 

30. Nezuko

Nezuko

INFORMATION
Race
Demon
Demon Rank
None
Blood Demon Art
Pyrokenesis
Affiliation
Tanjiros Sister

Between her demon physiology giving her enhanced senses, durability, and combat prowess, and her newfound Blood Demon Art, shes shown that she can easily knock around lower-level demons and somewhat compete with Lower Rank Kazuki.

Nezuko is and always will be, sort of a supporting character and never had a one-on-one fight with anyone but I would say her best fight was when Nezuko and Tanjiro fought against Daki (Demon Slayer Chapter 76). It was definitely a fight worth watching.

Nezuko is a rather unique demon. She is not an upper demon but she is special. She can restore her strength by only resting. She does not need to consume human flesh to gain her strength back. Then she has an unbelievable rate of growth in power. It has been seen that she grows stronger without any training. Maybe its just the power of the protagonist.

She also has an awakened form where she goes berserk and gains a demonic appearance. During this stage, she gains increased regeneration powers and more strength. She is resistant to sunlight.  After all that, she also has her blood demon art that lets her use pyrokinesis. She can ignite her blood and use it as a weapon. This flame is especially effective against demons.

 

29. Kaigaku

kaigaku

INFORMATION
Race
Demon
Demon Rank
Upper rank 6
Blood Demon Art
Thunder Breathing
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Kaigaku is the main rival of Zenitsu and he holds the position of upper rank six. He joined the ranks after the deaths of Daki and Gyutaro. Kaigaku was a former senior of Zenitsu and they have trained under the same master. But Kaigaku at one point of his life lost to the upper-rank one and pleaded for his life, thus he was chosen to be in the upper rank six position after observing his skills. Kaigaku vs Zenitsu can be seen in infinity castle Arc.(Demon Slayer Chapter 143)

Kaigaku has inhuman speed and reflexes that make him an extraordinary thunder-breathing upper-rank demon. His Blood Demon Art is electrokinesis. A unique thunder breathing style that lets him generate and manipulate lightning and electricity as he wishes.

He has mastered all of the thunder breathing style forms except for the first and the simplest form. He can use the second form: Rice Spirit, third form: Thunder Swarm, Fourth form: Distant Thunder, Fifth form: Heat Lighting, Sixth form: Rumble and Flash. He would have been a strong ally if he had not joined up with Muzan.

 

28. Enmu

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
Former Lower Rank 1
Blood Demon Art
Dream Manipulation
Affiliation
Under Muzan

One of the main antagonists of the Mugen Train Arc, Enmu should never be underestimated. He has the lower one rank and compared to Rui, hes on a whole other level. Having the body of a pale young man, we all thought Enmu was a girl at first. I mean, cmon, no one can have such a curvy body.

With that professional attire, everyone must think that Enmu is not a bad guy. However, his skillset says something else otherwise.

enmu

Enmu loves when people suffer. He loves to make people go through a painful death, and his favorite type of suffering is making people dream about something good, and then instantly turning it into a nightmare that eventually kills them. Enmus ideals on humans are just like other demons.

He thinks that humans are nothing more than pests hanging around the Earth. On the flip side, he just wants to become powerful due to all that greed embedded into his body by Muzan. Enmu had his best screen time during his fight against the demon slayers and yes. I mean, all 4-demon slayers and Nezuko had to fight Enmu to beat him. Truly a fight worth watching. (Demon Slayer Chapter 58)

Enmu is the strongest lower rank demon due to the blood he received from Muzan. However, he is still leagues below other upper-rank demons as he lost in his fight with Tanjiro. But that doesnt mean hes a nobody. One of Enmus main abilities is Fusion. Using this ability he transforms into a train where he was supposed to eat more than 200 people at once.

If this isnt intimidating, I dont know what is. Moreover, his Dream Manipulation technique allows him to enter anyones dreams and control them. This is Enmus most favorite thing to do with humans. First, giving them the best dream of their life, and then killing them with harsh reality as they sleep. Due to all these awesome abilities, Enmu makes it to the list of Strongest Demon Slayer Characters of all time.

 

27. Mitsuri Kanroji

Mitsuri Kanroji

INFORMATION
Race
Human
Demon Slayer Rank
Love Hashira
Breathing Style
Love Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

 One of the cutest Hashiro on our list, Mitsuri seems harmless. The love hashira hates the fact that everyone has to fight, but when it comes to her fighting, its just… Unreal! Appearance-wise, shes a total cutie with pink hair that fades to green. And how can we forget that beautiful body she has been granted from heaven?

When we talk about her personality, Mitsuri is a rather emotional and passionate being at the same time. Being so kind all the time, you wouldnt expect her to start the violence. However, when demons are involved Mitsuri will never show mercy. Almost every hashira has the ugly side towards demons until we realize that demons are the actual bad ones. But thats not the main reason why Mitsuri joined the Demon Corps.

Mitsuri

The poor girl just wanted to fight the best husband she could. Well, in hopes of getting the ideal one, she joined the Demon Corps which turned her into a Hashira. Hence, lets talk about why Mitsuri is one of the strongest Demon Slayer Characters of all time.

The 2nd physically strongest Hashira of her generation right behind Gyomei due to her special physical composition. Mitsuri has a special muscle composition with a density eight times that of a regular human. While her limbs are thin, they possess unbelievable strength and Endurance, and they also allow her to possess incredible flexibility and nimble reflexes.

Mitsuri

She pairs this special body constitution with her specially crafted whip-style blade that only shes able to use due to its creation specs; with those aspects together, it caused her to have the fastest techniques amongst the Hashira (basically meaning she could activate her breathing forms quicker).

With all that being said though, Mitsuri isnt quite that fast herself at all and her combat prowess is probably on the lower end, if not the lowest, amongst the Hashira of her generation so thats why shes at the lower tier spots on the list. Though she did not get that much spotlight in the show, she can be seen showing off her amazing fighting skills against Nakime with the assistance of Obanai. (Demon Slayer Chapter 164, 182)

With that love sword, if you think you wont be hurt, youre wrong! Bad news for all our demon folks out there, Mitsuri is one of the fastest Hashira with the fastest blade in the series. Thats mainly because her Love Sword is so light. She can easily move it without making much of an effort. Moreover, using her Love breathing technique, she can slay any demon that comes in her way! Thats how intimidating our Mitsuri can become.

Save your butt and run away is the only advice I can give you folks.

 

26. Shinobu Kocho

Shinobu Kocho

INFORMATION
Race
Human
Demon Slayer Rank
Insect Hashira
Breathing Style
Insect Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

If you thought that this cutie was there just for the show, youre wrong. One of the strongest characters and Insect Hasihra from the demon corps, Shinobu has been constantly surprising everyone around her. If there was a word to describe Shinobu, it would be gorgeous. Everything about Shinobu is perfect. Whether we talk about her healing abilities or the ways she speaks, her wholesomeness is on a whole other level. Showing the brightest smile to everyone, Tanjiro was able to easily guess that she was just faking it all the time.

Even though she was known to be the most cheerful character in the series, it still doesnt change the fact that Shinobus hatred towards demons was sad! She still cant forgive demons due to what they did with her elder sister. It was just a fake mask and positivity towards Tanjiro that kept her moving. At first, Shinobu wasnt a bright, cheery person. However, after her sister Kanae died, she inherited her sisters smile and everything!

Shinobu Kocho

This was all just for her character development as she became one of the strongest Demon Slayer characters of all time.

Shinobus strength lies in her cunning, intellect, small and swift fighting style, and most importantly her POISON. Shes a master at crafting a multitude of different wisteria poisons and potions of varying potency, and also has poison resistance being that she not only works on them but she injected herself with a highly potent and ridiculous amount of wisteria poison over the course of a year just in case she were to be defeated and eaten (wise thinking paid off too 😂).

She was also noted to be the fastest Hashira according to Upper Rank 2, along with her being stated to have the fastest thrusting speed among the Hashira. Shinobu can be seen facing her toughest fight ever against Doma. (Demon Slayer Chapter 140) This fight definitely gained my respect for Shinobu as a fighter.

Another skilled swordsman from the Demon Corps, her modified katana is the most deadly one! Known as a stinger, even one hit from this sword means weeks in hospital! Even though Shinobu isnt as skilled as others in the combat department, her medical expertise is what makes her an essential part of the Hashira. She was able to save Zenitsu from dying due to the poison that almost took his life.

Moreover, having these small tricks up her sleeve makes her even more powerful. In the manga series, Shinobu was able to make Muzan age for more than 9,000 years in just about three hours. This means that she can make a person age at a rate of fifty years for every minute they spend.

All in all, this user of Insect breathing should never be underestimated. Her skills are feared throughout the series, and hopefully, in the next season, we will be able to look at what Shinobu is fully capable of!

 

25. Shinjuro Rengoku

INFORMATION
Race
Human(Deceased)
Demon Slayer Rank
Former Flame Hashira
Breathing Style
Flame Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

Shinjuro Rengoku is the father of our favorite Flame Boy Kyojuro Rengoku. Shinjuro, himself, and was a former Fire Hashira. However, he quit being one when he discovered that no matter how hard he trained, he could never reach the level of Sun Breathing. 

Being a former Hashira, he is deffo quite strong. When Tanjiro tried to hit him in a rage, he was able to tow Tanjiro down effortlessly. Even though he was a great demon slayer, he couldnt be a good father. After his wifes death, he left everything. He didnt train Kyojuro as well and never looked after his sons.

 

24. Jigoro Kuwajima

INFORMATION
Race
Human (Deceased)
Demon Slayer Rank
Former Thunder Hashira
Breathing Style
Thunder Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

Jigoro Kuwajima is the next character to be featured on this list. Jigoro is the former Thunder Hashira and also the trainer of Zenitsu and Kaigaku. Well! He was a Hashira, so hes deffo quite strong. We havent seen much of him in the anime or in the manga. 

Zenitsu was like a son to him. He treated him really well and took care of him. Jigoro committed seppukuafter he found out that his pupil, Kaigaku, had turned himself into a Demon. Heartbreaking, right?

 

23. Kanae Kocho

INFORMATION
Race
Human (Deceased)
Demon Slayer Rank
Former Flower Hashira
Breathing Style
Flower Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

Former Flower Hashira Kanae Kocho is the next character on this list. She is also the older sister of Shinobu Kocho. Shinobu became the Hashira after her death. She was one who took Kanao Tsuyuri in when she was fairly young. 

Being a former Hashira, she was really strong. However, she was ultimately defeated and brutally murdered by Doma (Upper-Rank Two). She did put up a good fight and battled him till sunrise. However, her stamina ran out before she could deal a decisive blow. Kanae is also rumored to be the lover of Sanemi Shinazugawa. She was really polite and caring. 

You should also take a look at this: Strongest Demon Slayer Female Characters!

 

22. Sakonji Urokodaki

INFORMATION
Race
Human
Demon Slayer Rank
Former Water Hashira
Breathing Style
Water Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

Sakonji Urokodaki is the next character to be featured on this list. Being the former Water Hashira, there is no doubt that he is one of the strongest Demon Slayer characters. He was the one who captured the Hand Demon that appeared during the Demon Slayer test. 

Besides all this, he also trained Giyuu Tomioka (Current Water Hashira), Sabito, Makomo, and our MC Tanjiro. Sakonji is a really soft-hearted person. He took care of Nezuko even though she was a demon. He even agreed to the Demon Slayer Corp to commit seppuku if Nezuko ever eats a human. However, he can be really strict during training. 

 

21. Kanao (tied with Shinobu &Mitsuri)

Kanao Tsuyuri

INFORMATION
Race
Human
Demon Slayer Rank
Unknown
Breathing Style
Flower Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

Kanao is both Shinobu and her older sister Kanaes disciple but she has nonetheless made her way to be considered equivalent to them both respectively. Her physical prowess is such that she can swing her blade at subsonic speeds, leap large distances very quickly and effortlessly, and even keep up with Muzan at one point.

Then when all else fails she has her Flower Breathing Final Form: Equinoctial Vermilion Eye which gives her beyond extrasensory vision to the point where she perceives things in slow motion…. Albeit at the potential cost of her vision if used too much.

Using her Flower Breathing Final Form while she was fighting Upper Rank 2 gained her the praise by him stating, Kanao may be more skilled than Shinobu. You can check out Kanao take her revenge when she fights against Doma.(Demon Slayer Chapter 157)

Kanao has inhuman strength and additionally enhanced vision that comes in very handy during combat. She can very accurately predict her opponents attack just by following their weapon. She has very high stamina and a unique breathing style called flower breathing to go along with it. Finally, she has vermilion eye. This power is her ace up her sleeve and it makes her vision and movement super fast, making it so the world is moving slowly to her.

 

20. Inosuke (tied With Zenitsu)

Inosuke-Hashibira.jpg

INFORMATION
Race
Human
Demon Slayer Rank
Unknown
Breathing Style
Beast Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

One of the few self-taught styles shown in the series: Self-taught Beast Breathing. Being that he grew up in the wilderness with no family his senses are literally as keen as an animal while being just as diverse/adaptable to any situation.

Inosuke can dislocate his limbs to further aid himself in combat and allow himself to maneuver in smaller spaces, has an extrasensory form of his breathing style: 7th form Spatial Awareness, can mimic wild animals, has poison resistance, and has a keen enough sense of touch to wear.

He can feel the vibrations in the air and be able to tell if someones even just looking at him. Personally speaking, I loved Inosuke and Zenitsus fight against Daki.(Demon Slayer Chapter 88) That fight really shined some light on these two characters and what they can do.

Inosuke is one of the most unpredictable characters of Demon Slayer. This guy has powers like animal imitation, flexibility, strength, spatial awareness, beastlike speed, poison resistance, and huge willpower. He uses Beast breathing style and has mastered all its forms.

 

19. Zenitsu Agatsuma

Zenitsu-Agatsuma

INFORMATION
Race
Human
Demon Slayer Rank
Unknown
Breathing Style
Thunder Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

If he wasnt held back by the character flaw of needing to be sleep to fight well and always being scared/incompetent when hes awake hed be much higher on this list due to sheer potential of ability.

Only mastered one form of Thunder Breathing, but mastered it to the equivalent of 8, and eventually creates his own unique other forms which are highly damaging as well. His speed and sense of hearing are also bolstered as well, and like Tanjiro hes protected by Plot lol. Zenitsus best fight would be his fight against his former senior and now turned demon, Kaigaku. (Demon Slayer Chapter 143) The fight really showed who was truly the better student.

Zenitsu is born a coward and he has shown to be that throw-out the anime. But Zenitsu is also very passionate about his training and trains every day. He has not mastered the thunder breathing style but has mastered the thunder breathing style first form to the extent that he literally one-shots his opponent while hes asleep. Im not even joking, he fights in his sleep, thats also his ability.

 

18. Tanjiro Kamado

Tanjiro Kamado

INFORMATION
Race
Human
Demon Slayer Rank
Unknown
Breathing Style
Water Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

The only person is shown to have multiple breathing styles at once with one of them being an originally made family-style (Hinokami Kagura). Has defeated Upper Rank 3 (Akaza) with help of Giyu. Was one of the first to unlock the Transparent World technique. Protected by Plot lol. Tanjiro got his best highlight against his fight with Akaza.(Demon Slayer Chapter 143)

Tanjiro might be the only one who has the most lore to work with since he is the main character of the show. But just to keep it short, he has strength, speed, willpower and is very skilled with his sword. He uses the water breathing style and has mastered all its forms. He has a very strong sense of smell that often time becomes the changing pace of a battle.

He also has his demon slayer mark that enhances all his existing abilities and makes him an undefeatable boss-like character. Besides that, he also has demon abilities. He has very powerful regeneration and sunlight resistance.  He also has his own unique blood demon art that is still very mysterious. Tanjiro has not reached his limit yet.

 

17. Obanai Iguro

Obanai Iguro

INFORMATION
Race
Human
Demon Slayer Rank
Serpent Hashira
Breathing Style
Serpent Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

One of the most hated Hashira is the serpent Hashira from Demon corps. Obanai is no doubt one of the strongest Demon Slayer characters of all time. His strictness could be easily interpreted when he wanted to kill Nezuko. Constantly fighting Tanjiros ideals, Obanai was the only Hashira who was able to treat him badly. When we talk about Obanais personality, hes an unrealistic Hashira who is expecting something else from all of his fellow Hashiras.

Always looking down on others for being so weak, Obanai has something different to offer us. However, in reality, Obanai is just too loyal to the Demon Corps. Even when Tengen was forced to leave the Demon Corps, he was still forcing the poor lad to rejoin.

Obanai Iguro

But should I just spill the tea? Obanai hates himself for being born into a selfish and worthless clan that is blinded by greed. This self-hate is what drives him crazy, and when it comes to his actual strength, hes one of the strongest without any question. So, lets talk about what makes Obanai so strong?

His versatile and somewhat unorthodox Snake Breathing Style paired with his ruthless and merciless attitude make him a demanding threat. Hes seemingly the only Hashira geared towards AOE (area of effect)  style fighting at high speeds and has extrasensory perception through his combined sensory use of his snake Kaburamaru Obanai can be seen putting on a great show for us during his fight against Nakime. (Demon Slayer Chapter164, 182)

Like all other Hashiras, Obanai has exceptional swordsmanship. Even though he is partially blinded, he has developed his style of fighting. Kaburamaru is a snake he uses in combat. His snake is exactly why he is one of the strongest. Even when Obanai was completely blinded by Muzan, he fought as if nothing happened. It was all thanks to his snake Kaburamaru.

Being a Serpent Style user, his sword is as twisted as a serpent. Hence, with all those killer techniques and strengths involved, Obanai Iguro is one of the strongest Demon Slayer characters of all time.

16. Tengen Uzui

Tengen Uzui

INFORMATION
Race
Human
Demon Slayer Rank
Sound Hashira
Breathing Style
Sound Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

One of the major supporting characters in the Demon Slayer series, Tengen is the sound Hashira in Demon Corps. With such a flashy and bright attitude anyone would love this guy. Wearing a short-sleeved uniform, Tengen is just different compared to any other character weve seen in the series. Flamboyant is the first thing that comes to my mind when Im trying to describe Tengen.

Being one of the most motivated characters in the series, Tengen is always worrying about how to finish the mission. He takes his job more seriously than anything. Well, that was before the manga. In Manga, we get to see Tengens soft side in detail. And when we say detail, it means real detail! So, lets talk about what makes Tengen one of the strongest Hashiras as well.

tengen uzui

Ranked 2nd in the Hashira arm wrestling match under Gyomei meaning he has immense raw strength, but also being the Sound Pillar (Sound Breathing Style) he possesses great speed and an extraordinary sense of hearing just like Zenitsu but with the combined Sound-based ability of Echolocation.

He also has heightened physical prowess and poison resistance due to formerly being a Shinobi. Tengen Uzui showed us that he is not just a ninja and can fight just as well face-to-face when he fought against Gyutaro. (Demon Slayer Chapter 85)

Tengen is one of the strongest swordsmen in the Demon Slayer series with no caps. Carrying two blades is the only symbol of his flashy personality, and to be honest, Tengen is all about style mixed with a lot of strength. While in the Anime series, we didnt get to see much from this badass of a guy. In Manga, theres a whole arc solely dedicated to this guy.

Using Wind Breathing, Tengen is easily able to read the opponents moves based on a certain pattern. This ability is feared by most of the enemies in the series, and everyone knows why not to mess with Tengen as he is one of the strongest Demon Slayer characters of all time.

 

15. Gyutaro

gyutaro

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
Former Upper Rank 6
Blood Demon Art
Blood Manipulation
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Gyutaro is one of the true upper demons that Muzan personally handpicked. He shares his spot as upper demon six with his younger sister, Daki. He is a ruthless and merciless demon that has claimed to have eaten 13 hashira during his lifetime. His defeat can be seen during his fight with Tanjiro and Tengen Uzui in Manga Chapter 85.

Gyutaro is considered a true upper rank six. He received a large sum of blood from Muzan, which has given him incredible strength and power. He was easily able to fight against both Tengen and Tanjiro. He can use cell manipulation. He can manipulate the structure of his skin to harden at will, this made anyone fighting him get their sword stuck in place and this gave Gyutaro an upper hand. He also possesses core detachment ability.

He can willingly detach his core from his body and give it to someone, enhancing their ability. If Gyutaros core is not in his body then he becomes immune to death. His core is his life. These were the unique ones; besides these, he also has the usual flesh manipulation, speed, strength, regeneration, and other abilities. He uses his Blood Demon art to create a big flying blood slash that can kill many opponents with one hit.

 

14. Gyokko

Gyokko

INFORMATION
Race
Demon
Demon Rank
Upper Rank 5
Blood Demon Art
Porcelain Vases
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Gyokko is the antagonist of Swordsmith Village Arc. He is one of the upper demons and holds the upper demon five position with his weird and overpowered abilities. He is a short-tempered, arrogant, and very cunning demon. But he has a passion for art. He is an amazing artist and makes pots as a hobby. He can be seen unleashing his full potential during his fight with Muichiro Tokito in Swordsmith village. (Demon Slayer Chapter 110) If Muichiro did not unleash his Demon Slayer mark at the last moment, Gyokko would have definitely won that battle.

gyokko

He can be seen unleashing his full potential during his fight with Muichiro Tokito in Swordsmith village. (Demon Slayer Chapter 110) If Muichiro did not unleash his Demon Slayer mark at the last moment, Gyokko would have definitely won that battle.

Gyokko is an upper-five demon with fish-like abilities. He can easily outclass any regular demon and is well deserved for his position because of his strength and cunning personality. He has inhuman durability with his thick skin and hard scales. He has immense speed and regeneration just like all the other upper demons. Gyokko has a very strong mind with unlimited stamina. He never gets tired and always keeps his mental cool during a fight.

He has a unique blood demon art that lets him materialize different types of pots that he uses for various attacks. He also uses creature manipulation. Most demons only use cell manipulation to modify their body but Gyokko uses cell modification and creature modification. He can easily summon fish-like demons out of his pots and use these creatures abilities to his advantage. Gyokko can also use water manipulation to trap his opponents in a water trap and suffocate them to death. Then there is his teleportation ability with his pots. Does this guy have any limits?

 

13. Nakime

nakime

INFORMATION
Race
Demon
Demon Rank
Upper Demon 4
Blood Demon Art
Infinity Castle
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Nakime was a supporting character at first. She was known as the Biwa Demon that was always by Muzans side. But later on after Hantengus death, Nakime was granted the position of upper demon four and received tremendous strength by Muzan. Nakime showed us an amazing fight during her encounter with Mitsuri and Obanai. (Demon Slayer Chapter 164) Truly a sad end for a former human who was turned demon and joined the dark side.

Nakime is the new upper demon four after the death of former rank four. She possessed strength capable enough to hold against Obanai and Mitsuri. Do not let her gentle appearance fool you. She is very strong. She uses eye detachment to work as a spy for Muzan. She can detach multiple eyeballs from her body to spy and locate enemies from far.

She uses her unique blood demon art to manipulate the castle and make it her domain. Fighting her inside that castle would mean asking for your own death. She can create rooms, manipulate them, create pillars and overall, have a living moving trap house ready for her enemies. She can also use portal creation with the use of her door and summon anyone at Muzans call.

 

12. Daki

Daki

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
Former Upper Rank 6
Blood Demon Art
Obi Slash Manipulation
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Daki is like the final boss of the Entertainment District Arc. She holds the position of upper demon six with her brother Gyutaro. Between Gyutaro and Daki, the little sister is far more skilled and stronger which has given her this position. Daki has been portrayed as a very prideful demon who thinks humans are beneath demons. The only person she cares about is her brother. And here I thought she had no soft spot in her heart.

Daki can be seen at her most fierce appearance during her fight against Tanjiro and Nezuko (Demon Slayer Chapter 76). She can later be seen again against Zenitsu and Inosuke (Demon Slayer Chapter 88). At least these two get the job done and finally defeat Daki.

Daki is a very strong upper demon in my opinion. She has been personally acknowledged by Muzan as a very special demon. She has tremendous strength, decapitation immunity, extrasensory perception, hair manipulation, ultra-regeneration, speed, and endurance. Daki has a unique ability where she can not be decapitated because of her connection with her brother Gyutaro and his core ability.

She can also manipulate her hair to be used as a weapon like a whip. Her blood demon art allows her to use the flower-patterned obi sashes that she created with her flesh and blood. Her obi sash seems soft and silky but its very sharp and when skillfully used in combat, it can be a fierce weapon.

 

11. Hantengu

Hantengu

INFORMATION
Race
Demon (Deceased)
Demon Rank
Upper Rank 4
Blood Demon Art
Emotion Manifestation
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Hantengu is the main antagonist of the Swordsmith Village Arc.  He holds the position of upper rank four. He is often shown as a coward and easily frightened by his surroundings. He shows a lot of emotions but then again, his emotions are his strength. But beware, if Hantegu feels threatened, his personality changes rapidly and he becomes the demon he is known for as rank four.

Hantengu showed his true potential while fighting not one, not two, but four opponents at once. Tanjiro, Nezuko, Mitsuri, and Genya go against Hantegu and they had a rough fight. (Demon Slayer Chapter 105)

Hantengu can easily be considered as one of the strongest demons in the whole series with his overwhelming power. Forget him, his clones gave Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Genya a hard time during combat. Hantegu is strongest when he is in stealth. He loves to sneak up on his enemies and deliver the finishing blow.

He has immense durability, speed, strength, and regeneration just like the other upper demons. His unique Blood Demon art lets him manifest his emotions as clones of himself and uses them as his army to attack his enemies. When you are fighting this guy, you are not just fighting one guy, you are fighting at least five.

 

10. Giyu Tomioka

Giyu-Tomioka

INFORMATION
Race
Human
Demon Slayer Rank
Water Hashira
Breathing Style
Water Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

How are we going to forget Giyu? One of the strongest supporting characters and the Water Hashira, Giyu has always been trying to kill Nezuko. However, he always stops because of Tanjiro. Even though he is considered to be one of the most ruthless characters in the series, it still doesnt change how he always stops by not killing Nezuko.

Even though he didnt kill Nezuko, other demons arent safe from him. Easily killing Rui and countless other demons, Giyu is one of the best. But heres a fun fact about Giyu. He always thinks about what others are thinking about him. While hes always acting cold and composed, we know theres a side of him thats a lot softer than the outside.

But back to the subject at hand, what makes Giyu one of the strongest Demon Slayer Characters of all time? Lets find out his abilities.

Giyu

Fitting the image of Water Hashira with his flowing and adaptive water breathing style, hes calm and collected but will strike down with raging force!! His water breathing might arguably have the most diverse move set amongst the members of this list (excluding Tanjiro with 2 styles).

Hes beaten multiple of the Twelve Kizuki and been offered to be transformed into a Demon personally by Upper Rank 3. Giyu has helped Tanjiro and his gang multiple times but his best performance would be when he joined forces with Tanjiro and fought against Akaza (Demon Slayer Chapter 146).

Being an expert swordsman, Giyu was easily able to defeat the father spider and Rui without any effort. While Tanjiro got his butt kicked, Giyu saved everyone single-handedly. Moreover, the Water Breathing Style is just fatal if youre struck by it. By inheriting the flow and smoothness of water, Giyu can fight in the most beautiful way possible.

 

9. Rengoku

rengoku

INFORMATION
Race
Human(Deceased)
Demon Slayer Rank
Flame Hashira
Breathing Style
Flame Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

The protagonist of Mugen Train Arc and one of the most popular characters in the series, Rengoku is the Flame Hashira from Demon Corps. His looks are as bright as they get. Those eyes full of passion and that smile can never be replaced by any other character in the series.

Being an enthusiastic Hashira, Rengoku loves his work. He is always willing to give his all while fighting the opponents, and most of the time, it never goes wrong with his level of skills. Pure of heart with a strong sense of justice, it is practically impossible to fool Rengoku when it comes to promoting evil around everyone. Right from a young age, Rengoku always believe that the strong should always protect the weak from any type of harm!

Rengoku

Therefore, lets talk about what makes Rengoku one of the strongest Demon Slayer characters of all time.

Everyones favorite spunky former Hashira (RIP). His enhanced senses are capable of quickly registering a demon faster than even Tanjiro, while his willpower is strong enough to even fight off an opponent while under a sleeping style Blood Demon Art.

Rengoku's

His durability, speed, and immense strength are unquestionably high as showcased in the Mugen Train Arc where he displayed multiple feats such as, protecting 5 carts of the train by himself with no sign of tiredness, easily keeping up with and even at one point outspeeding Upper Rank 3 to which their fight was noted as blindingly fast, moving faster than the blink of an eye, or in another dimension with that speed by himself.

Akaza and Rengoku

Was even close to being the first of the Hashira to unlock the Transparent World technique naturally, and got offered a chance to become a demon by Upper Rank 3. Rengoku showed us his golden heart when he fought his final battle against Akaza  (Demon Slayer Chapter 62).

Everything about Rengoku screams Im Perfect. This guy is a perfectionist, and when it comes to his skill set, hes limited in no way. His Flame Breathing style is known to be one of the most fearsome techniques any Hashira has ever achieved. The Ninth Form: Rengoku is the strongest technique in his arsenal. This attack takes the shape of a fearsome dragon that shoots electricity with its mouth. Is that intimidating enough for you? Well, Rengoku is always there to surprise you.

 

8. Akaza

Akaza

INFORMATION
Race
Demon 
Demon Rank
Upper Rank 3
Blood Demon Art
Destructive Death
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Upper Rank 3 of the 12 Kizuki. Akaza has killed a few Hashira including Rengoku with his overpowered Blood Demon Art: Technique Deployment: Destructive DeathCompass Needle which can discover the physical weaknesses of Akazas opponents as well as gather information on his surroundings. He can also use this Blood Demon Art to cause shockwaves from his strikes. He only lost to Giyu and Tanjiro because he lost the will to fight and gave up. Akaza truly showed us his limits when we saw him fight against Tanjiro and Giyu (Demon Slayer Chapter 146).

Akaza already has all those cliché powers like super strength and speed. What makes him so unique is his blood demon art. His blood demon art lets him combo with his martial arts fighting style and creates a shockwave effect when clashed with a weapon. This technique comes in very handy when you are fighting close combat. Akazas whole body is his weapon.

 

7. Muichiro Tokito

Muichiro Tokitou

INFORMATION
Race
Human
Demon Slayer Rank
Mist Hashira
Breathing Style
Mist Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

That one guy everyone loves, Muichiro is the Mist Hashira. Just like the mist, he is a forgetful lad. Its like he forgets each moment as he lives the other. In the Anime series, he has been shown to not focus on things, eventually forgetting what just happened in the plot. Muichiro is an individual that works solely on logic. With no feelings attached, you cant mess with this guy or ask for forgiveness afterward.

However, being emotionless doesnt mean he never gets serious. Show him a demon and his reaction is ruthless. Before Muichiros brother died, he was shown to be a rather cheerful and kind guy. But after his brother got killed, he forgot all of his memories and would never focus on one thing. Seems to me that the trauma response was serious. At this point, you must be wondering, what makes him one of the strongest Hashiras of all time?

muichiro tokito

Debatable as the most SKILLED Hashira of his generation. He is the youngest Hashira who also gained the rank in the shortest amount of time (2 months). He also is noted to have the highest and most refined stamina/endurance..

He awakened his Mark and his crimson blade before the other Hashira during his fight with Upper Rank 1, where he was praised for his skills for his young age. And hes a direct descendant of Upper Rank 1 Kokushibou. Muchiro is somewhat of a forgotten character as he did not get that much spotlight but he shined most during his fight against Gyokko (Demon Slayer Chapter 110).

So, lets talk about Muichiros abilities!

Even when he was young, his swordsmanship was hailed as one of the best. Muichiro got the status of a Hashira just by training for two months. Moreover, no matter what combat aspect of Muichiro we talk about, he just excels in everything. The mist breathing technique is especially useful in situations where he wants to fade the opponents sense away, cutting their sense from reality.

As a Mist Breathing hashira, Muchiro has completely mastered the art of his breathing style, making him one of the strongest Demon Slayer characters of all time. Being so young, handsome, and powerful, Muichiro will only continue to improve as time passes.

 

6. Doma

Doma

INFORMATION
Race
Demon
Demon Rank
Upper Rank 2
Blood Demon Art
Cryokinesis
Affiliation
Under Muzan

As Upper Rank 2 hes also thwarted his share of demon slayers and hashira. His vitality is infinite, his regenerative abilities are second to only Muzan, his intelligence is so great that not only can he remember finite insignificant details from his human life (centuries ago), but he also has Reactive Adaptability as shown in his fight with Shinobu and again later in his fight against Kanao/Inosuke.

He can absorb you without eating you (first to SHOW this exact  ability in the series), his speed is anywhere between subsonic and supersonic as shown in his fight(s) previously mentioned, and to top it all off his Blood Demon Art: Cryokinesis has a wide range of abilities that combine close range, long range, scouting, offense, and defense in various forms of his ice and frost. Doma showed us his desperation to live during his fight against Kanao and Inosuke (Demon Slayer chapter 157).

Despite his looks, Doma is actually a pretty ruthless character. He has all the generic abilities every demon has and his blood demon art is Cryokinesis. He can create ice in any area that he controls and uses his flesh to make ice weapons. Literally, he is subzero.

 

5. Sanemi Shinazugawa

Sanemi Shinazugawa

INFORMATION
Race
Human
Demon Slayer Rank
Wind Hashira
Breathing Style
Wind Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

His tenacity and durability are almost unmatched. In terms of strength, hes 3rd to Gyomei and Mitsui, and arguably the TOUGHEST Hashira of his generation is that even Upper Rank 1 called him 2nd strongest behind Gyomei due to how his physical abilities and techniques have reached their peaks. Sanemi showed us his skills during his fight against Kokushibo (Demon Slayer Chapter 165). He did have help with three of his demon slayer partners though.

Sanemi uses wind breathing techniques and has mastered all of its forms. He is so skilled that he went toe-to-toe against upper demon one, Kokushibo. He awakened his demon slayer mark and has a rare blood type that makes even upper demons lose focus by the slight smell of it.

 

4. Gyomei Himejima

Gyomei Himejima

INFORMATION
Race
Human
Demon Slayer Rank
Stone Hashira
Breathing Style
Stone Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

The undisputed strongest among the Hashira as told by the Hashira themselves (and probably some demons too lol). His physical strength among the Hashira is only matched by Mitsuri who has a special physical body constitution (will be further explained in her placement breakdown) and his skills as a leader are the most unquestionable. Gyomei showed us what he can do when he, Genya, Sanemi, and Muichiro fought against Kokushibo and defeated him. (Demon Slayer chapter 165)

Gyomei is what you call a perfectionist. He has perfected his skills to such an extent that he has claimed the position of the strongest demon slayer. He uses Stone Breathing technique and has mastered all of its forms. He has unleashed his demon slayer mark and despite being blind, his awareness is bone-chilling. Do not fight against this man one on one

 

3. Kokushibou

Kokushibou

INFORMATION
Race
Demon
Demon Rank
Upper Rank 1
Blood Demon Art
Moon Breathing
Affiliation
Under Muzan

Yoriichiss younger brother who would have easily been #2 had he not fallen to the path of darkness. As the longest and highest-ranking demon in Muzans Arsenal (Upper Rank 1, making him the 2nd Strongest Demon in the series) hes been skilled enough to kill plenty of Slayers and Hashira alike. Also creating his own original breathing style (Moon Breathing) Kokushibou can be seen during his last fight against four demon slayers (Demon Slayer Chapter 165).

Kokushibou is definitely the strongest of the twelve Kizuki. He had the Demon Slayer Mark as well as the Transparent World ability. He also had enhanced vision and extraordinary special awareness. He could manipulate his flesh as well as his sword to fight his enemies in a unique style. Kokushibou is very durable and has very high strength and regeneration even for a demon.

He is very smart and does not play fair. He also uses moon breathing style as well as blood demon art that lets him manipulate very sharp blades shaped like crescent moon from his flesh katana. Definitely someone who deserves the number one spot for the twelve upper demons.

 

2. Muzan Kibutsuji

Muzan

INFORMATION
Race
Demon
Demon Rank
Demon King
Blood Demon Art
Biokinesis
Affiliation
Muzan Himself

Well, being more than 10,000 years of age, this type of attitude is expected from a demon like him. And when it comes to him being high and mighty, Muzan would never make himself look puny in any way. The dude is just so egotistical that he can go as far as to destroy the whole planet if it means satisfying himself.  Being the main villain of the whole series, Muzan has only been shown actually fighting against the Demon slayers (Demon Slayer chapters 139, 180) and Muzan delivered as a final boss. He did not go easy on them.

Therefore, lets talk about why Muzan is the strongest Demon Slayer character of all time.

Being the first demon, this guy is why all the demons are moving around the world. The Demonic Blood is enough to scare people away. Moreover, if a human were to take Demonic Blood, they would die from the shock as their body wouldnt keep up.

Muzan can also use Telepathy, possession abilities, and power nullifying. Moreover, like all the other demons, Muzan never ages, however, hes also immortal. That means you just cant kill this guy and there will be a happy ending. In other words, hes one of the strongest without any question!

 

1. Yoriichi Tsugikuni

Yoriichi Tsugikuni

INFORMATION
Race
Human(Desceased)
Demon Slayer Rank
Unknown
Breathing Style
Sun Breathing
Affiliation
Demon Slayer Corps

The only man to scare and almost completely cut down/kill Muzan BY HIMSELF! And the first original creator of the breathing styles (starting with his own Sun Breathing which then, in turn, spawned breathing variants). There are multiple flashbacks where Yoriichi is seen and mentioned in the manga. I wish they showed us some of his prime fights.

Power/Abilities:

If I had to describe Yoriichis abilities in one word, it would be Genius. He is a genius at what he does and he masters every form of the fighting technique that existed during his time. He is the only guy that was born with the demon slayer mark and possessed tremendous physical abilities that even made Muzan fear him. He can access the Transparent world and was a master at using it.

His senses are very sharp and with his intellect, he can easily beat Muzan during his prime. He had immeasurable speed, strength and stamina that made him a force to reckon with. Did I mention, he also uses the Sun Breathing Style and has mastered it.

 

Who Do you think is the strongest demon slayer character?

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In this blog post, we have covered a lot of strong Demon Slayer characters that are known to wreak havoc easily. The rankings were based on each characters skill and their ability to survive the battle.

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 References

Season 1 Episode 6

Season 1 Episode 4

Season 1 Episode 12

Season 1 Episode 3

Season 1 Episode 20

Season 1 Episode 17

Demon Slayer Chapter 12

Demon Slayer Chapter 28

Demon Slayer Chapter 15

Demon Slayer Chapter 21

Demon Slayer Chapter 51

Demon Slayer Chapter 34

Demon Slayer Chapter 139

Demon Slayer Chapter 37

Demon Slayer Chapter 52

Demon Slayer Chapter 105

Demon Slayer Chapter 165

Demon Slayer Chapter 76

Demon Slayer Chapter 143

Demon Slayer Chapter 58

Demon Slayer Chapter 164 

Demon Slayer Chapter 182

Demon Slayer Chapter 140 

Demon Slayer Chapter 157

Demon Slayer Chapter 88 

Demon Slayer Chapter 85

Demon Slayer Chapter 110 

Demon Slayer Chapter 146 

Demon Slayer Chapter 62

Demon Slayer Chapter 18

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