Demon Slayer: 10 Worst Things About The Hashira

the demon slayer hierarchy serve as a host of supporting characters to help (and sometimes hinder) Tanjiro and Nezuko. The Hashira are the nine strongest swordsman in the Demon Slayer Corps, and with wildly different personalities and designs, there is never a dull moment when one of them is on screen.

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They all have great attributes, but it’s hard to find the good through antagonistic actions and attitudes. Not everything about the Hashira are good, and sometimes their actions left viewers irritated at them, despite the fact that they mean well most of the time.

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10 Sanemi Hurt Nezuko And Tried To Get Her To Bite Him


9 nezuko refuses to drink sanemi's blood

In his first appearance, the Wind Hashira Sanemi Shinazugawa discovered Nezuko Kamado and tried to agitate her by stabbing her repeatedly. When that did n’t work, he cut his arm from her in an attempt to get her to bite him and prove she was no different than any other demon, ignoring Tanjiro’s pleas from her for him to stop.

He behaved sadistically towards Nezuko, revealing his unwavering hatred for demons. Despite Nezuko’s demon state of hers, she was innocent. Sanemi was unwilling to acknowledge that possibility.

9 Giyuu Is Hard On People


Giyu Tomioka

From his introduction, Tomioka Giyuu was portrayed as a harsh realist who didn’t openly exhibit kindness. He berated Tanjiro for trying to keep Nezuko alive after she was turned into a demon as he tried to kill her, making a bad situation worse.

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Later on, Shinobu points out that no one likes him, likely for his hard and distant personality. However, he ends up vouching for Nezuko’s ability to maintain her humanity later on.

8 Many Of Them Wanted To Kill Nezuko


The Hashira in Demon Slayer

When Tanjiro and Nezuko were brought before the Hashira, many of them wanted to kill her because she was a demon. They are unwilling to believe that a demon could resist its urges and not eat humans.

As Tanjiro tried to plead for Nezuko, Obanai violently restrained him, forcing Giyuu to step in and stop him. Though they eventually accept their leader’s decision to keep Nezuko alive, many of them remained skeptical.

7 Shinobu Is Sometimes Sadistic


Shinobu from Demon Slayer

Kocho Shinobu appears to be happy and calm on the outside, even in the middle of fights. She greets demons and claims she wants to get along, but she reveals a sadistic and almost cruel side of herself as she hunts them down.

She also picks on Giyuu ruthlessly, claiming that no one likes him, and has no reservations about speaking harshly to anyone, even when she looks calm and relaxed. However, her stinging comments from her were not always unwarranted, especially in Doma’s case.

6 They Have No Sympathy For Demons


tanjiro vs mother spider demon

A recurring theme throughout Tanjiro’s story is his pity towards most demons. Because of Nezuko’s plight from him, he looks beyond the demons he is fighting to see the person they used to be, and treats them with compassion in their final moments.

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The Hashira typically do not think of such things, which is exemplified in their treatment of Nezuko. They are willing to kill, or in some cases capture demons without any regard to who they used to be, though some of them become more gentle through Tanjiro.

5 Tengen Is Incredibly Arrogant


Tengen Uzui _ Proud Smile _ Sound Hashira _ Demon Slayer

With his flashy clothes and personality, Tengen Uzui has a lot of arrogance to match. Upon working with Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke, he declared himself a god and called them trash. He also tries to drag Aoi Kanzaki off to the Entertainment District against her will without thinking about her wellbeing, despite knowing she was not a skilled swordsman.

His arrogance comes back to bite him when Gyutaro poisons him. He declares he is unharmed by it, but is unable to decapitate Gyutaro and ends up severely injured.

4 Obanai Is Rarely Kind To Anyone


Iguro Obanai, the Serpent Hashira in Demon Slayer

Obanai Iguro is one of the harsher Hashira members. He demanded that Giyuu be punished for allowing Nezuko to get away unharmed, and later restrained Tanjiro as he tried to help her sister. He hates demons and has little regard for his fellow Hashira, except Mitsuri Kanroji later on.

He is extremely hard on almost everyone, and insulted Tengen for sustaining such grievous injuries against the weakest Upper Rank demon, trying to pressure him into not retiring from the Demon Slayers with little regard for his health.

3 Muichiro Was Not Compassionate At First


Muichiro Tokito, the Mist Hashira in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Muichiro’s personality was hard to discern at first, but when he was featured in the Swordsmith Village arc, it became obvious he has some issues like many of the other Hashira. He arrogantly valued his position as a Hashira, coldly dismissing people he deemed to be a waste of his time.

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He was so devoted to slaying demons that he almost ignored a civilian in need of help, but decided to come to their aid at the last minute. However, with Tanjiro’s help, he starts to become more compassionate as he regains his memories of him.

two They Don’t Always Get Along With Each Other


Giyu restrains Shinobu

Though the Hashira all share the common goal of eradicating demons, they have their own issues with one another. Giyuu and Shinobu got into a physical altercation over Tanjiro and Nezuko’s fate, exchanging both blows and words.

During the Hashira Training Arc, Sanemi and Giyuu end up sparring against each other, and when their practice swords break, Sanemi suggests that they continue the fight with their fists. However, despite the disagreements and arguments they have with one another, they all work together to defeat Muzan in the end.

1 Being A Hashira Didn’t Stop Many Of Them From Dying


The Hashira from Demon Slayer.

The Hashira are known for their abilities to take down hundreds of demons, but this great skill does not mean they are invincible. Rengoku is killed by Akaza in the Mugen Train arc, and in the final battle with Muzan and the top three Upper Rank demons, many of them end up dying.

Of the original nine Hashira introduced at the beginning of demon slayer, only Sanemi, Tengen, and Giyuu make it to the end alive. Even immense skill couldn’t save many of them, breaking the hearts of fans who had grown to love them.

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