|“||The Demon Slayer Corp. We number in the hundreds. An organization completely unrecognized by the government. Since ancient times, we have existed to hunt down demons.||”|
The Demon Slaying Corps (
In order to become a Demon Slayer, an individual must pass the Final Selection, a test used as an entrance exam to join the Demon Slaying Corps. During this selection, examinees must survive for seven days on a mountain top infested with Demons without any aid from the outside world. Candidates who complete the Final Selection are issued the standard uniform, which is highly durable and light-weight and cannot be easily damaged by minor Demons. They are also given the opportunity to choose the ore for their Nichirin Blade, which is designed to eliminate demons efficiently. Slayers are each assigned a Kasugai crow for communication purposes.
Once a Demon Slayer has fully settled into the organization, they are granted the starting ranking Mizunoto and must complete a variety of missions to ultimately reach the rank of Kinoe. Ranks are as follows:
Any Demon Slayer that has successfully killed 50 Demons and/or a member of the Twelve Demon Moons is eligible to join the Pillars, an elite team comprised of only the most powerful Demon Slayers of the organization.
List of Members
|Kagaya Ubuyashiki †||Amane Ubuyashiki †||Hinaki Ubuyashiki †||Nichika Ubuyashiki †||Kiriya Ubuyashiki|
|Kuina Ubuyashiki||Kanata Ubuyashiki|
| The Water Pillar|
| The Love Pillar|
| The Serpent Pillar|
| The Wind Pillar|
| The Stone Pillar|
| Former Flame Pillar|
Kyojuro Rengoku †
| Former Sound Pillar|
| Former Mist Pillar|
Muichiro Tokito †
| Former Insect Pillar|
Shinobu Kocho †
| Former Flower Pillar|
Kanae Kocho †
| Former Water Pillar|
| Former Thunder Pillar|
Jigoro Kuwajima †
| Former Flame Pillar|
|Tanjiro Kamado||Zenitsu Agatsuma||Inosuke Hashibira||Genya Shinazugawa †|
|Murata||Ozaki †||Masachika Kumeno †||Yoriichi Tsugikuni †|
|Aoi Kanzaki||Sumi Nakahara||Kiyo Terauchi||Naho Takada||Goto|
It is implied by Kagaya Ubuyashiki that Muzan Kibutsuji came from the same family as him about 1000 years ago. Kagaya states: "This led to the family bloodline being cursed. Every child born in our family was weak, and they died right away. But when our family was about to get wiped from existence, the priest gave us some advice. A demon came from our bloodline. So you must dedicate your soul to defeating him. And if you do that, your family will not die out. We have received wives from our priests for generations. And our children are more resilient to death now. But nobody in our family has lived beyond thirty." This indicates that the Ubuyashiki family has led the battle against Muzan for almost 1000 years.
Breath styles are styles of breathing techniques taught to most Demon Slayers in order for them to efficiently perform missions. These techniques are used by most Demon Slayers, especially the higher-ranking ones.
Physical Abilities and Attributes
All of the Pillars and some of the lower-ranked slayers have enhanced strength, speed, stamina, agility, mobility of the joints, and resistance to injury all at superhuman levels.
Abilities specific to certain individuals include unconscious combat, omnipresent rage, unique muscle composition, enhanced senses, and extrasensory perception.
Some slayers have naturally enhanced senses, which they use in combination with existing breath styles or develop new breath styles (like the Sound Breathing Style).
|Hearing||2||Zenitsu Agatsuma, Tengen Uzui*|
|Smell||2||Tanjiro Kamado, Sakonji Urokodaki|
* his ability is referenced as echolocation
Extrasensory perception (ESP)
- Ability to See-Through (Tanjiro Kamado)
- Ability to See-Through (Yoriichi Tsugikuni)
- Ability to See-Through (Gyomei Himejima)
- Ability to See-Through (Michikatsu Tsugikuni)
- Ability to See-Through (Muichiro Tokito)
A select few in the Demon Slayer Corps have recently developed special marks on their skin similar in design to various Demon Crests. These marks are referred to as Demon Slayer Marks. The first recorded occurrence of these markings were in the Sengoku Era possessed by a handful of swordsmen who practiced Sun Breathing. It is mentioned by Amane Ubuyashiki that these samurai swordsmen were once inches away from ending Muzan.