25 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Demon Slayer’ Characters

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Demon Slayer is one of the hottest shonen to come out of the last decade. One of the reasons for its popularity is its compelling characters. Even if you're a huge fan, you still might not know all of the facts about the Demon Slayer characters. With that in mind, we're rolling out some trivia and fun facts about Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and more.

Here's something you wouldn't know unless you've read all the manga extras: Tanjiro, Tengen, Inosuke, and Zenitsu have a band called Stylish Scruffy Democracy, and they are terrible. Also, did you know that Tanjiro's mom once headbutted a boar?

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    Akaza Sticks To His Morals

    Akaza Sticks To His Morals
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    Though Akaza doesn't remember too much about his life before becoming a demon, he does recall enough of his past to know that he doesn't ever want to harm or consume women. Because Muzan likes him so much, he lets him stick to his principles.

    This is not a privilege afforded to most demons working under him. 

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    Inosuke's Kasugai Crow Stays Hidden

    Inosuke's Kasugai Crow Stays Hidden
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    Like every other demon slayer, Inosuke has a Kasugai Crow that relays mission specs and other information to him. But Inosuke's crow tries to stay hidden as much as possible.

    Why? Because he's tried to eat the poor thing at least 18 times! 

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    Tanjiro's Mom Is Stronger Than She Looks

    Tanjiro's Mom Is Stronger Than She Looks
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    Just like her son, Kie Tanjiro has an exceptionally hard forehead.

    In fact, it's so hard that she once headbutted a boar without getting injured herself. 

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    Rengoku Once Intentionally Ruptured His Own Eardrums

    Rengoku Once Intentionally Ruptured His Own Eardrums
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    When Rengoku first became a Hashira, he had to face the Flute Demon. In order to defend himself against the Flute Demon's Blood Demon Art, he intentionally ruptured his own eardrums.

    It's not clear whether this has permanently harmed his hearing - maybe that explains why he's so shouty? 

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    Genya Shinazugawa Is Not The Only Human Who Eats Demons

    Genya Shinazugawa Is Not The Only Human Who Eats Demons
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    In order to enhance his own power and use Blood Art techniques, Genya Shinazugawa eats demon flesh. This is potentially hazardous to his health, so he has to get repeated checkups at the Butterfly Mansion to keep himself in good shape. 

    According to Kokushibo, he is not the only human who eats demons. It's not clear how common this practice is, but it's not unique to Genya.

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    Rui Was Weaker Than He Should Have Been

    Rui Was Weaker Than He Should Have Been
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    Rui was a dangerous opponent that Tanjiro and Nezuko were barely able to defeat, but he wasn't at full strength when they fought. Supposedly, he's more than powerful enough to take on a Hashira, but he weakened himself severely by sharing his power with his "family."

    This seems to be a permanent loss, since when those spiders were brought down, Rui did not become any stronger.