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}}The {{Nihongo|'''Pillars'''|{{Ruby|柱|はしら}}|Hashira}} are the nine most powerful swordsmen of the [[Demon Slayer Corps]]. As such, they are the organization's top-ranking, most elite soldiers who each serve a pivotal role in their war against [[Muzan Kibutsuji]].<ref>''Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga'': [[Chapter 45]], Page 2</ref>
[[File:Hashiras.png|thumb|243x243px|The Pillars (all revealed) in episode 23's opening.]]
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[[File:Hashiras.png|thumb|200px|The Pillars (all revealed) in [[Episode 23]]'s opening.]]
The {{Nihongo|'''Pillars'''|{{Ruby|柱|はしら}}|Hashira}} are the top-ranked and most powerful swordsmen among the Demon Slayers in the [[Demon Slaying Corps]] who serve as its elite warriors.<ref>''Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga'': [[Chapter 45]], Page 2</ref>
 
   
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
The Pillars are the most potent swordsmen among the Demon Slayers who sustain the Demon Slaying Corps. Those who are of lower rank may be killed at a frightening rate, but each Pillar possesses a distinct [[Breath Styles|breath style]] which is learned from a cultivator or developed through extreme training. The group was overseen by the former leader, [[Kagaya Ubuyashiki]], as well as his ancestors.
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The group was overseen by their leader, [[Kagaya Ubuyashiki]], now by [[Kiriya Ubuyashiki]], and are regarded as the most potent swordsmen among the Demon Slayers, since their existence literally sustains the entire organization. Those who are of lower rank may be killed at a frightening rate, but each Pillar possesses a distinct [[Breath Styles|Breath Style]] which is learned from a cultivator or developed through extreme training. The Pillars are all assigned a specific region that they are required to patrol, usually to gather information about the [[Demon]]s inhabiting the said area and to improve their swordsmanship. Swordsmen who can use the [[Breath of Flames]] and [[Breath of Water]] have become Pillars in every era, with no exceptions thus far.<ref>''Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga'':[[Chapter 54]], Page 8</ref>
   
Pillars are continually searching for a {{Nihongo|'''Tsuguko''' (Successor)|{{Ruby|継|つぐ}}{{Ruby|子|こ}}|Tsuguko}}, that can take their place when they die or retire. Each Pillar is assigned to a specific region that they need to patrol. They also have a duty to gather information about [[Demon|Demons]] and constantly improve their swordsmanship. Because of their busy schedule, they would usually only train their [[Tsuguko]]. To become a Tsuguko, you either apply and a Pillar accepts, or you get scouted by the Pillar. Being of the same Breath Style helps, but a Pillar can still take a successor with a different Breath Style.<ref>''Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga'': [[Chapter 130]], Page 2</ref>
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===Joining===
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There are two known methods to become a Pillar. A record of 50 Demon kills is required, but the slaying of one of the [[Twelve Demon Moons]] also fulfills the requirement. This type of effort requires almost five years worth of training, though the talented might take only two or so years to do so.<ref>''Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga'': [[Volume 11]], Page 41</ref>
The time needed to become a Pillar through hard training is usually five years for ordinary people; talented and fast learners can do it in 2 years. To become a Pillar, you will also need to defeat one of the [[Twelve Demon Moons]] or 50 Demons.<ref>''Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga'': [[Volume 11]], Page 41</ref> Swordsmen who can use the [[Breath of Flames]] and [[Breath of Water|Water]] have become Pillars in every era, no exceptions.<ref>''Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga'':[[Chapter 54]], page 8</ref>
 
   
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=== Finding a successor ===
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:''Main article: [[Tsuguko]]''
   
 
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==Abilities==
 
==Abilities==
*'''Demon Slayer Marks''' - Pillars are the only known Demon Slayers (with the exception of [[Nezuko Kamado]] and [[Tanjiro Kamado]]) who are capable of displaying these markings when they are fighting Demons. All of the living Pillars except for [[Obanai Iguro]], have successfully been able to emit these markings which are said to enhance one's physical and tactical abilities.
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*'''Demon Slayer Marks''' - Pillars are the only known Demon Slayers (with the exception of [[Tanjiro Kamado]]) who are capable of displaying these markings when they are fighting Demons. All of the living Pillars have successfully been able to emit these markings which are said to enhance one's physical and tactical abilities.
*'''Full Focus Breathes''' - A tactical skill which sets Pillars apart from ordinary Demon Slayers. Pillars, as well as [[Kanao Tsuyuri]], Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and [[Inosuke Hashibira]] use this breathing method to generate an oxygen supply in their blood and strengthen their muscles. It gives them the power and stamina needed to combat demons without changing their physical form.
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*'''Full Focus Breathes''' - A tactical skill which sets Pillars apart from ordinary Demon Slayers. Pillars, as well as [[Kanao Tsuyuri]], Tanjiro, [[Zenitsu Agatsuma]], and [[Inosuke Hashibira]] use this breathing method to generate an oxygen supply in their blood and strengthen their muscles. It gives them the power and stamina needed to combat Demons without changing their physical form.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
After the fight with Lower Moon One, [[Enmu]], the Upper Moon Three, [[Akaza]], showed up. A battle between Akaza and [[Kyojuro Rengoku]] occurred. As a result of the fight, Akaza fled, but Kyojuro died from his wounds and left an empty Pillar spot.
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After the fight with Lower Moon One, [[Enmu]], the Upper Moon Three, [[Akaza]], shows up. A battle between Akaza and [[Kyojuro Rengoku]] occurs, and as a result of the fight, Kyojuro dies from his wounds and leaves an empty Pillar spot, while Akaza flees with his life.
   
Not long after that, [[Tengen Uzui]] took Tanjiro Kamado and his group to a mission in the Red Light District. There, they encountered Upper Moon Six, [[Daki]] and [[Gyutaro]]. As a result of their fight, Daki and Gyutaro died and Tengen lost his left eye and left arm, forcing him to retire and leave a second vacant Pillar spot. However, despite his forced retirement, Tengen (along with his wives) assist with the Demon Slayer Training Program.
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Not long after that, [[Tengen Uzui]] takes Tanjiro and his group to a mission in the Red Light District. There, they encounter Upper Moon Six, [[Daki]] and [[Gyutaro]]. As a result of their fight, Daki and Gyutaro died, and Tengen lost his left eye and arm, forcing him to retire and leave a second vacant Pillar position. However, despite his forced retirement, Tengen (along with his wives) still assist with the Demon Slayer Training Program.
   
After [[Muzan Kibutsuji]] broke into the Ubuyashiki Manor, he was attacked by [[Gyomei Himejima]], the Stone Pillar in an attempt to slay him, but Muzan escaped into the [[Dimensional Infinity Fortress]] with several other Demon Slayers chasing after them, only to be separated by [[Nakime]], the current Upper Moon Four.
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After [[Muzan Kibutsuji]] breaks into the Ubuyashiki Manor, he is attacked by [[Gyomei Himejima]], the [[Breath of Stone|Stone]] Pillar, in an attempt to slay him, but Muzan escapes into the [[Dimensional Infinity Fortress]] with several other Demon Slayers chasing after them, only for them to be separated by [[Nakime]], the new Upper Moon Four.
   
Several duels broke out in the Infinity Fortress between demons and slayers. The Pillars and the other demon slayers faced off against many demons who all had equal strength to a Lower Moon. [[Shinobu Kocho]] attempted to kill the Upper Moon Two, [[Doma]], who was responsible for the death of her [[Kanae Kocho|older sister]]. However, she was killed and absorbed by Doma. Shinobu's younger sister, Kanao and Inosuke then fight Doma immediately after. [[Zenitsu Agatsuma]] ran into the new Upper Moon Six, the former apprentice brother [[Kaigaku]] and engaged him in a duel to the death, in which Kaigaku had an overwhelming advantage and nearly killed Zenitsu, but Zenitsu managed to behead Kaigaku with a secret technique he created. Elsewhere, Tanjiro and [[Giyu Tomioka]] were ambushed by the Upper Moon Three, [[Akaza]]. After a long battle, Tanjiro kills Akaza, and the two demon slayers come out victorious, while [[Muichiro Tokito]], Gyomei Himejima and [[Sanemi Shinazugawa]] run into [[Kokushibo]], Upper Moon One.
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Several duels break out in the Infinity Fortress between Demons and Demon Slayers. The Pillars and the other Demon Slayers face off against many Demons who all have equal strength to that of a Lower Moon. [[Shinobu Kocho]] attempted to kill the Upper Moon Two [[Doma]], who was responsible for the death of her [[Kanae Kocho|older sister]]. However, she is killed and absorbed by Doma. Shinobu's younger sister, Kanao, and Inosuke then fight Doma immediately after and were able to defeat the Demon thanks to the poison inside Shinobu's body. Zenitsu runs into the new Upper Moon Six, the other former apprentice of his master, [[Kaigaku]], and engages him in a duel to the death, in which Kaigaku has an overwhelming advantage and nearly kills Zenitsu, but Zenitsu manages to behead Kaigaku with a secret technique he created. Elsewhere, Tanjiro and [[Giyu Tomioka]] are ambushed by the Upper Moon Three, Akaza. After a long battle, Tanjiro beheads Akaza, although the Demon manages to survive this attack, and eventually the battle is won by the Upper Moon committing suicide. The two Demon Slayers come out victorious, while [[Muichiro Tokito]], Gyomei and [[Sanemi Shinazugawa]] run into [[Kokushibo]], Upper Moon One.
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*The word for {{Nihongo|'''Pillars'''|{{Ruby|柱|はしら}}|Hashira}} has nine strokes, which is said to be the reason for there being nine Pillars at the start of the series.<ref>''Kimetsu no Yaiba Databook''</ref>
   
 
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The Pillars ( (はしら) Hashira?) are the nine most powerful swordsmen of the Demon Slayer Corps. As such, they are the organization's top-ranking, most elite soldiers who each serve a pivotal role in their war against Muzan Kibutsuji.[1]
File:Hashiras.png

Overview

The group was overseen by their leader, Kagaya Ubuyashiki, now by Kiriya Ubuyashiki, and are regarded as the most potent swordsmen among the Demon Slayers, since their existence literally sustains the entire organization. Those who are of lower rank may be killed at a frightening rate, but each Pillar possesses a distinct Breath Style which is learned from a cultivator or developed through extreme training. The Pillars are all assigned a specific region that they are required to patrol, usually to gather information about the Demons inhabiting the said area and to improve their swordsmanship. Swordsmen who can use the Breath of Flames and Breath of Water have become Pillars in every era, with no exceptions thus far.[2]

Joining

There are two known methods to become a Pillar. A record of 50 Demon kills is required, but the slaying of one of the Twelve Demon Moons also fulfills the requirement. This type of effort requires almost five years worth of training, though the talented might take only two or so years to do so.[3]

Finding a successor

Main article: Tsuguko

Members

Template:Portal Notice


Abilities

  • Demon Slayer Marks - Pillars are the only known Demon Slayers (with the exception of Tanjiro Kamado) who are capable of displaying these markings when they are fighting Demons. All of the living Pillars have successfully been able to emit these markings which are said to enhance one's physical and tactical abilities.
  • Full Focus Breathes - A tactical skill which sets Pillars apart from ordinary Demon Slayers. Pillars, as well as Kanao Tsuyuri, Tanjiro, Zenitsu Agatsuma, and Inosuke Hashibira use this breathing method to generate an oxygen supply in their blood and strengthen their muscles. It gives them the power and stamina needed to combat Demons without changing their physical form.

History

After the fight with Lower Moon One, Enmu, the Upper Moon Three, Akaza, shows up. A battle between Akaza and Kyojuro Rengoku occurs, and as a result of the fight, Kyojuro dies from his wounds and leaves an empty Pillar spot, while Akaza flees with his life.

Not long after that, Tengen Uzui takes Tanjiro and his group to a mission in the Red Light District. There, they encounter Upper Moon Six, Daki and Gyutaro. As a result of their fight, Daki and Gyutaro died, and Tengen lost his left eye and arm, forcing him to retire and leave a second vacant Pillar position. However, despite his forced retirement, Tengen (along with his wives) still assist with the Demon Slayer Training Program.

After Muzan Kibutsuji breaks into the Ubuyashiki Manor, he is attacked by Gyomei Himejima, the Stone Pillar, in an attempt to slay him, but Muzan escapes into the Dimensional Infinity Fortress with several other Demon Slayers chasing after them, only for them to be separated by Nakime, the new Upper Moon Four.

Several duels break out in the Infinity Fortress between Demons and Demon Slayers. The Pillars and the other Demon Slayers face off against many Demons who all have equal strength to that of a Lower Moon. Shinobu Kocho attempted to kill the Upper Moon Two Doma, who was responsible for the death of her older sister. However, she is killed and absorbed by Doma. Shinobu's younger sister, Kanao, and Inosuke then fight Doma immediately after and were able to defeat the Demon thanks to the poison inside Shinobu's body. Zenitsu runs into the new Upper Moon Six, the other former apprentice of his master, Kaigaku, and engages him in a duel to the death, in which Kaigaku has an overwhelming advantage and nearly kills Zenitsu, but Zenitsu manages to behead Kaigaku with a secret technique he created. Elsewhere, Tanjiro and Giyu Tomioka are ambushed by the Upper Moon Three, Akaza. After a long battle, Tanjiro beheads Akaza, although the Demon manages to survive this attack, and eventually the battle is won by the Upper Moon committing suicide. The two Demon Slayers come out victorious, while Muichiro Tokito, Gyomei and Sanemi Shinazugawa run into Kokushibo, Upper Moon One.

Trivia

  • The word for Pillars ( (はしら) Hashira?) has nine strokes, which is said to be the reason for there being nine Pillars at the start of the series.[4]

References

  1. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 45, Page 2
  2. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga:Chapter 54, Page 8
  3. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Volume 11, Page 41
  4. Kimetsu no Yaiba Databook

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