It is emphasized that the objective of the demon slayers is to eliminate Muzan, the King of Demons. Tanjiro joined the Demon Slayer Corps to get his revenge against the demon who massacred his family and made his sister a demon, but does Tanjiro manage to defeat Muzan in Demon Slayer?
Will Tanjiro succeed in his mission? If he was able to defeat Muzan, does that mean that Nezuko is back to being a human? Or did Tanjiro fail and become a demon himself?
Anime viewers have a lot of questions on their minds considering that Demon Slayer Season 3 is coming soon.
It is important to note that Demon Slayer’s manga has ended, which means that manga readers already know what happens to Muzan towards the end.
Spoiler Warning: Anime-only viewers should beware of the major spoilers below!
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Does Tanjiro Defeat Muzan?
Tanjiro did eventually defeat Muzan, but he did not do it alone. All of the demon slayers and Hashira came together to finally eliminate the demons during the Sunrise Countdown arc.
Of course, knowing that Muzan has thousands of years of battling experience, it isn't surprising that the protagonists had a hard time winning.
But it was their strategy and determination that gave them the advantage. For instance, Tamayo’s aging medicine helped in slowing down the Demon King.
Throughout the series of events, Tanjiro got turned into a demon by Muzan, as the latter saw potential in him. Muzan wanted Tanjiro to continue his legacy.
It was not an easy fight for Tanjiro, but they injected him with Tamayo’s medicine.
After he bit Nezuko, Tanjiro got the antibodies he needed to go back to being a human.
Who Killed Muzan?
Earlier, we mentioned that Tanjiro was not the sole reason behind Muzan's eventual defeat. Tamayo's medicine helped, Kagaya triggered the demon lord to be angry, and Gyomei sliced his head.
Other demon slayers who contributed to their win were Giyu, Sanemi, Obanai, Zenitsu, and Inosuke.
But the final and most crucial attack came from the sun that burned the Demon Lord's body.
From the start, Muzan had feared the sun. He tried everything to become fully immortal, but in the end, his fear caught up with his seemingly long life and ended his evil deeds.
For some, the ending might feel like it was rushed, but Demon Slayer was written beautifully the way that it was.
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