he Swordsmith Village arc in Demon Slayer showcases the demon slayers facing the challenging task of battling two Upper Moons simultaneously. Among them, Upper Moon Four Hantengu proves to be a formidable opponent as he creates powerful clones with diverse abilities. As the third season of Demon Slayer draws closer to its conclusion, fans have become acquainted with the powers of Upper Moon Four Hantengu, who continues to pose a significant threat to the demon slayers.
In this article, we will delve deeper into the different forms of Hantengu and explore the unique abilities of each clone.
Abilities of Upper Moon Four Hantengu in Demon Slayer
Hantengu: The Manifestation of Cowardice
Hantengu’s primary form embodies intense cowardice and anxiety. He is characterized by paranoid, terrified, and delusional traits, easily alarmed by his surroundings. Through his Blood Demon Art, Hantengu manifests his emotions, creating clones that resemble his younger self. Each clone personifies a specific emotion, indicated by a kanji on their tongues. These clones possess exceptional strength, comparable to an Upper-Rank demon, and each exhibits a distinct appearance and set of skills. When Hantengu’s head is severed, his Blood Demon Art triggers, splitting his body and head into two identical clones: one personifying rage and the other joy.
Sekido: The Manifestation of Anger
Sekido represents Hantengu’s anger, constantly displaying vexation, irritation, and rage, even towards his fellow clones. His Blood Demon Art, “Electricity Generation,” enables him to generate powerful blue and red electrical currents. By stabbing his Khakkhara into the ground, Sekido can paralyze and render his targets unconscious in seconds, regardless of their position in midair. The range of his Blood Demon Art allows him to incapacitate multiple opponents simultaneously. Furthermore, Sekido can absorb the bodies of Karaku, Urogi, and Aizetsu, fusing with them to become Zohakuten.
Karaku: The Manifestation of Pleasure
Karaku personifies Hantengu’s pleasure and possesses a carefree and easygoing nature. During battles, he frequently compliments his adversaries, treating the encounters as games. Through his Blood Demon Art, “Wind Blasts,” Karaku generates powerful gusts of wind using his maple leaf-shaped Uchiwa. The force of his winds can knock out opponents instantly, create massive craters, demolish buildings, and exert tremendous pressure, making it difficult for demon slayers and demons alike to withstand. However, Nezuko demonstrates that his Uchiwa can be used against him if possessed by another.
Aizetsu: The Manifestation of Sorrow
Aizetsu represents Hantengu’s sorrow and constantly exhibits dejection and negative emotions. Unlike other clones, Aizetsu is the calmest, analyzing his opponents and devising strategies instead of engaging in disputes with his counterparts. Aizetsu possesses the ability to alter his flesh, similar to other demons, enabling him to transform it into a Jumonji Yari, a cross-shaped spear. His Blood Demon Art, “Spear Projection,” allows him to project thrusting attacks from his spear over long distances, providing him with an advantage in long-range combat. Aizetsu demonstrates resilience, easily withstanding injuries and attacking even with a broken neck.
Urogi: The Manifestation of Joy
Urogi is the most cheerful of Hantengu’s clones, embodying Hantengu’s joy. Like Karaku, Urogi views the battles against the demon slayers as games or forms of amusement. Urogi’s unique physiology grants him bird-like characteristics, including enormous feathered wings and sharp claws. With his powerful wings, Urogi can fly at incredible speeds, while his claws possess the strength to cut through diamonds. His Blood Demon Art, “Sonic Scream,” generates powerful sound waves from his mouth that temporarily incapacitate opponents, causing disorientation and physical effects such as bleeding from the nose and ears.
Zohakuten: The Manifestation of Hatred
Zohakuten is the most powerful clone among Hantengu’s creations, sharing similar personality traits with Sekido. Foul-mouthed and insightful, Zohakuten insults his opponents and displays exceptional intelligence. His primary Blood Demon Art, “Wood Manipulation,” allows him to manipulate and alter wood from the surrounding flora. By tapping one of the drums on his back, Zohakuten can trigger this ability, utilizing it for both long-range and close-range combat. Combining the Blood Demon Arts of Sekido, Karaku, Aizetsu, and Urogi, Zohakuten can employ their abilities to a greater extent. He can also transfer these abilities to the wood dragon he creates.
Urami: The Manifestation of Resentment
Urami embodies Hantengu’s resentment and exhibits hypocritical and delusional traits, similar to Zohakuten and Hantengu. Urami considers himself weak and innocent while blaming Tanjiro for not recognizing his supposed innocence. Urami possesses the power to increase his size significantly, allowing Hantengu to hide within him as a last resort to escape the Demon Slayers. His Blood Demon Art, “Ability Combination,” enables him to utilize the Blood Demon Arts of other clones. While it is not explicitly mentioned, Urami used Urogi’s sonic scream to stun Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Genya.
The Swordsmith Village arc in Demon Slayer introduces Upper Moon Four Hantengu and his powerful clones, each representing different emotions and possessing unique abilities. From Hantengu’s cowardice to Sekido’s anger, Karaku’s pleasure, Aizetsu’s sorrow, Urogi’s joy, Zohakuten’s hatred, and Urami’s resentment, these clones present formidable challenges to the demon slayers. Only through the combined strength and efforts of Tanjiro, Genya, Mitsuri, and Nezuko can they hope to overcome these mighty adversaries. The intricate portrayal of these forms and abilities adds depth and intensity to the ongoing battles in Demon Slayer.