Many modern shonen animes fit into the unofficial “monster hunter” subgenre, in which protagonists use special equipment and training to fend off dangerous monsters that threaten humanity. Including older examples Bleach and tokyo ghoulThe newest, hottest monster hunter games include the highly anticipated ones. Saw Man and dear, beautifully animated demon hunter.
These two series differ greatly in tone and visual style, but still have some thematic overlap. The main character Tanjiro Kamado and the antihero Denji/Chainsaw Man are sworn to hunt down and destroy monsters and protect humanity, this is truly dangerous work. Demons and demons are worthy enemies, but fans may wonder which type of monster is more dangerous and why. Many factors are at play, from the intelligence and cunning of the monsters to their abilities, their coordination with other monsters, and more.
The Ominous Powers of Chainsaw Man’s Demons
Inside Saw ManIn the alternate timeline of the 1990s, demons are the supernatural manifestation of humanity’s worst fears; stronger, more widespread fears lead to stronger demons. A few stand out as powerful foes for the apocalypse, such as the shattered but still deadly weapon demon, the terrifying Hell demon, and the creepy dark demon. As a result they vary greatly in shape, size and nature, but on average any demon can easily kill a human. All demons are dangerous in some way, but interestingly, humanity can borrow their power through formal agreements.
“A deal with the devil” is the main theme. Saw Man, most of them offer bargains to interested people. Tsundere Aki Hayakawa made a sacrifice to the fox demon to gather her strength, and Himeno, who wears an eye patch, made a pact with a ghostly demon as his best weapon. Then there’s the infinity demon, a gigantic creature who wants Denji as a sacrifice in exchange for everyone being freed. Some demon hunters are sent to catch demons for bargains instead of killing them, although this is a risky proposition.
Demons can easily defeat most people with their various powers in battle. No one fights the same, as they all represent different fears. While the bat devil can fly while most of them can’t, the fox devil has powerful jaws and the zombie devil can send armies of undead slaves to suffocate a victim in a crowd of greedy hands. This means that demon hunters must be prepared for anything. On the other hand, if they learn the name of a particular demon, they can make educated guesses about how it works. Rarely do these demons have powers beyond the fears they represent. For example, a shark demon is unlikely to spew fire or launch missiles.
Demon Slayer’s Sneaky Demons of Prey
demon hunter‘s demons are both more and less predictable than demons. On the one hand, most demons are roughly humanoid in size and shape, the colossal hand demon a deviation, and Akaza and Daki more of the norm. Demons are made up of Muzan Kibutsuji’s blood, not humanity’s fears, and permanently transform humans into demons. Different Saw ManDemons, demons are vulnerable to sunlight and swarms and can’t lend their power to humans – but in turn, they are more adept at preying on humans as tactically prone hunters.
Demons were once human and still have a familiar shape, so they know how to blend into and benefit from human society. For example, himedere Daki is an Upper Moon, who for years disguised as an oiran, that no one sees in disguise, even in the crowded entertainment district. Demons are also more conscious of their actions, carefully pre-selecting their human prey and using ambush and stealth to take them down. So was the swamp demon, using his swamps to teleport to the girls’ rooms and kidnap them before anyone knew what was going on.
Demons also benefit from some form of organization with twelve moons and Muzan at their head. Ordinary demons are alone, but Muzan can coordinate the actions of the Moons to take down Hashira one by one or ambush small squads of demon hunters on the way. An example was when the warrior Akaza was sent to finish off Kyojuro Rengoku and Tanjiro’s team when Enmu was killed. Muzan, all twelve Moons, is a master schemer who uses her advanced planning abilities and insight to guide her actions.
Chainsaw Man’s Devils vs Demon Slayer’s Demons – Which Monster Race Is More Dangerous?
Demons and demons are overwhelmingly powerful and frightening. Ultimately, demon hunter‘s demons are more effective hunters and more valuable opponents for monster hunters. Despite their weakness to the sun and clusters, the demons still have a serious advantage because they have Muzan to command them and their superior stealth tactics. Saw ManDemons are usually large and obvious monsters, making it difficult for them to ambush and hide unless a human puppet pulls the prey towards them. Demons can infiltrate any town, village or even Tokyo undetected and attack when the time is right.
Demons also benefit from faster regeneration – especially Moons – and have unpredictable powers with their demonic blood arts. Demons are a known quantity Due to their symbolic fears, however, demons such as Yahaba, Daki, and Enmu completely baffled the protagonists, as their appearance and personality did not reveal their abilities. The demons’ stealth, ambush, leadership, and unpredictable blood arts make them modern shonen’s most fearsome beasts.