In the seventh episode of the third season of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, viewers were introduced to a unique manifestation of Hantengu, the fifth crescent moon demon. This new form, known as Zohakuten, embodies the powerful facet of hatred and poses a formidable challenge for an enraged Tanjiro.
Previous episodes had hinted at Hantengu’s multiple bodies, each possessing extraordinary abilities. These embodiments were driven by different emotions, including anger, pleasure, joy, and sadness.
However, the latest episode of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba revealed a surprising twist. In a desperate attempt to protect its original body from being decapitated, a new facet emerged, absorbing the other demons and becoming a stronger version of itself. This merged being represents the embodiment of hatred, now known as Zohakuten.
Zohakuten in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba possesses a distorted perception of reality and a unique perspective. It exhibits self-compassion and displays both an aggressive personality and sympathy towards its original form, considering it defenseless against the hunters.
Demon Slayer: Zohakuten is portrayed as a much younger demon compared to previous versions, but it incorporates design elements reminiscent of the more hostile aspects, particularly anger.
This demon is the amalgamation of all the facets of the fifth crescent moon demon. Zohakuten will confront Tanjiro using a powerful technique that resembles the heads of wooden dragons. However, it will also reveal a new facet as it attempts to protect its original body.
Zohakuten’s abilities include:
– High resistance
– Speed and reflexes
– Enhanced intelligence
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba promises one of the most astonishing battles of the season with Zohakuten.
In related news, fans of the series can take a personality test to discover which crescent moon demon they would resemble in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
Furthermore, the anime adaptation features a character named Tengen Uzui, who serves as the Sound Pillar among the hunters. However, following his fight against the sixth crescent moon demon, he will retire from active duty. Tengen Uzui is a shinobi who tragically lost his family but is known for having three wives: Makio, Suma, and Hinatsuru.
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Fans can expect to catch glimpses of Tengen Uzui in the final battle against Muzan towards the end of the anime adaptation.