Each member of Kemetsu No Yaiba's Demon Slayer Corps brings something unique to the table but this is how they'd stack up in a top 10. Be sure to check out our store for DEMON SLAYER MERCHANDISE.
10. Zenitsu Agatsuma
At first glance, you might not think Zenitsu belongs on this list. He claims to have never wanted to become a Demon Slayer and was forced into it to pay off a debt.
Zenitsu has a heightened sense of hearing, allowing him to detect danger from even the faintest of sounds. He is also able to hear the inner thoughts of people if he uses the sense of hearing to its fullest potential, and he can also use this ability to aid him in locating Demons by comparing the sounds produced by a Demons' body to those produced by a human.
Unconscious Combat: Zenitsu becomes stronger when he sleeps. When his life is in danger, the fear he experiences exceeds his limits and makes him fall unconscious, which is when he reaches his true potential; when Zenitsu is asleep, he can perform his swordsmanship at a high level based purely on instinct alone. However, as the story goes on, he continues to improve his skills and courage and depends on this ability less and less, beginning to showcase the same skill and ability when conscious.
Reflexes: Zenitsu's reflexes are always superb, but his cowardly nature usually prevents him from using them to their full potential.
9. Shinobu Kocho
Despite not possessing the physical strength to cut off a Demon's head common to that of an average Demon Slayer or even the superhuman abilities possessed by her fellow Hashira, Shinobu is nonetheless as dangerous and deadly as the rest of them
Shinobu is a user of the Insect Breath Style, a branch of the Flower Breath, which itself is branched from Water Breath. She wields a thin sword that doesn't do much damage in and of itself, but she infuses her attacks with wisteria poison to make short work of any demon she faces.
8 Tanjiro Kamado
From the start, although not a part of the Demon Slayer Corps, Tanjiro was able to catch Giyu Tomioka, the Water Hashira off guard. After starting his training in the Breath of Water, he has become also to take on multiple demons including a former Lower Moon Six, Kyogai. After recalling the Dance of the Fire God, he learned from his father as a child, he would've defeated Rui, Lower Moon Five, if Rui hadn't cut off his own head prior. After awakening his Demon Slayer Mark and training even further, Tanjiro has proven to be able to hold his own against even the Upper Moons like Akaza, with Giyu even comparing his strength to that of a Hashira. After getting poisoned by Muzan and having a mysterious vision of his ancestors, Tanjiro was able to fight against Muzan by himself, who had just single-handedly defeated all five remaining Hashira, Zenitsu, and Inosuke. Muzan expressed feelings of unease towards Tanjiro due to the similarities between him and Yoriichi.
7. Mitsuri Kanroji
Mitsuri is a very emotional and passionate person, who is constantly complimenting people in her head, which likely relates to why she is called the 'The Hashira of Love.' She is rather shy, and is always soft and kind to others, most notably to Obanai, whom she appears to share an especially strong bond with, but is easily flustered and can't take insults very well. However, despite her gentle demeanor, Mitsuri will show no mercy in the face of Demons, instead expressing such sentiments with a passionate tone. She used to feel very guilty for joining the Corps for such a shallow reason as finding a husband, though she has since gotten over those feelings.
Mitsuri uses the Breath of Love technique and wields a rather unique sword that only she can use. Her sword is extremely thin and soft, making it difficult to use as a traditional sword so instead, Mitsuri uses it as a kind of whip. Her strength and unique sword means she possesses the fastest techniques of all the Pillars.
6. Tengen Uzui
As a Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps, Tengen is a very powerful swordsman. He has displayed numerous abilities that allow him to easily overpower Demons in a fight and even allow him to battle on par against the Upper Moons of the Twelve Demon Moons. During his fight against Gyutaro, he was able to fight evenly with the Upper Moon Six while protecting others at the same time, a feat made all the more impressive by the fact that he also had to fight off Daki as well during one point in the fight
5. Kyojuro Rengoku
This cheerful Demon Slayer is the Crops' Flame Pillar. Even Demons as strong as Akaza, Upper Moon Three and the fourth-strongest of the known Demons, acknowledged Kyojuro's strength.He even went as far as to offer to turn Kyojuro into a Demon so he could surpass his human limits and become stronger, something he only offered to swordsmen whose abilities he believed were refined to their utmost.Akaza also complimented his battle spirit and stated that it is getting close to the "supreme territory," which meant that he is close to obtaining the see-through world, something only the strongest few Demon Slayers have access to.
4. Muichiro Tokito
Muichiro is a very powerful swordsman.He is noted to be incredibly talented despite his young age, accomplishing his Hashira status after a mere two months of training. After awakening his Demon Slayer Mark, Muichiro is able to defeat Gyokko, Upper Moon Five, with relative ease even after the Upper Moon assumed his true form.His techniques were also praised by Kokushibo, Upper Moon One, for being well developed for one so young.
3. Sanemi Shinazugawa
Sanemi's body is also covered in scars, accrued over his years of slaying demons. Sanemi is a very powerful swordsman. According to Kokushibo, Sanemi's physical abilities and techniques have reached their peak
The Wind Pillar's skill with the blade and mastery of the Breath of Wind style are so great that even Kokushibo, the Upper Moon One demon with hundreds of years of skill and experience behind him, was impressed by Sanemi's power.
2. Giyu Tomioka
Giyu Tomioka was the first Demon Slayer that Tanjiro ever met. Giyu is a very powerful swordsman.He is able to easily defeat the Father Spider Demon in his transformed state and Rui, Lower Moon Five. During his fight against Akaza, Upper Moon Three, he was able to hold on his own for some time and like Kyojuro, Akaza is amazed by Giyu's skills to the point that he offers to transform the Hashira into Demon, something Akaza only asks of the most worthy of his opponents. Akaza states that he has not fought a Water Hashira as skilled as Giyu in fifty years..
1 Gyomei Himejima
Topping this list is Gyomei Himejima,As a Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps, Gyomei is a very powerful swordsman.He is stated by both Tanjiro and Inosuke Hashibira to be the strongest Demon Slayer in the entire Demon Slayer Corps.This is further given credence by Upper Moon One, Kokushibo, who noted that Gyomei's natural physical abilities have been trained to their absolute peak and also stated that in the last three hundred years, he has not encountered a warrior of Gyomei's caliber.He was able put up a fight against the strongest Upper Moon for a brief time without the use of his Demon Slayer Mark, further showing the extent of his skill.
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