Why Demon Slayer Fans Have Questions About The Weakest Hashira

Kyojuro Rengoku, both the metaphorical and literal bright spot of the Demon Slayer Corps, and Tengen Uzui, the skillful ninja with multiple wives, are two top Hashira members. The characters provide the series with some of its most memorable moments, primarily as they deal with Muzan’s Upper Rank Demons. But because the two never reach the heights of their comrades, some have considered them low among the Hashira. And it’s stirred a lot of debate among some fans on Reddit. In a post focusing on the two, many pointed out how unfair it is to consider them the weakest out of the Hashira. “They died/retired before they could unlock their Shonen a**pull powerups, which the other Hashira achieved,” u/Better-Solution-7410 posted.

The special power-up the poster is referencing is the Demon Slayer Mark, a marking that, when activated, can grant a strong demon slayer enhanced abilities. It’s a game-changer for the Hashira who go on to achieve it, but as many noted, it’s unfair to use it to rank Rengoku and Tengen. Rengoku never gets to unlock the mark as he dies in his battle against Akaza in the “Mugen Train” movie. And after the Entertainment District Arc events in Season 2 of “Demon Slayer,” Tengen is so wounded he seeks retirement from the Hashira. Never mind that both battle against two of Muzan’s strongest without gaining the marking.

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