Did Denji Kill His Father in Chainsaw Man?

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In Chainsaw Man, there are numerous problematic relationships. From Denji and Makima to Aki and Himeno, relationships are typically not a good thing in Chainsaw Man. In that regard, Denji’s relationship with his father is shrouded in mystery. But did Denji kill his father in Chainsaw Man?

Who Is Denji’s Father in Chainsaw Man?

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In Chainsaw Man, Denji's father is unnamed. Worse, Denji's mother's name is also unknown.

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Unfortunately for fans, we will have to wait for more content to truly understand Denji's childhood, which he has kept hidden for so long.

What is certain is that Denji's father is a controlling character.

Denji's father has been physically and verbally abusing him since he was a child. Some believe Denji's father's behavior began after his wife died of a heart condition.

In the early events of the Chainsaw Man manga, Denji is shown coughing up blood.

He told Pochita that his mother died from a heart condition caused by coughing up blood, so it is presumed that Denji inherited the same disease.

At the start of the story, it is assumed that Denji has the same disease and is about to die.

The rest is history, as we see him as the Chainsaw Man, killing and mutilating devils under Makima's special division.

Related: Will Denji Ever Open the Door in Chainsaw Man?

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Did Denji Kill His Father in Chainsaw Man?

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Yes, Denji killed his father in Chainsaw Man.

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When Makima convinced Denji to open the door for Power, he also opened the door he had kept hidden for so long.

After digging into Denji's past, Makima slapped Denji in the face with his dark reality.

Makima claims Denji killed his father in self-defense. Denji started the killing because his father was abusive to him. He acted against his father to save himself before his father could kill him.

When the adults around him learned of the tragedy, they labeled it a suicide. They staged it that way to drain Denji of his father's debts. After all, Denji's father owed the Yakuza a lot of money.

They had no choice but to collect the debts left by the deceased.

Since then, Denji has been burdened by his father's debts, which led him to sell some of his body parts.

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