Demon Slayer Season 3 proved that not all of its villains have sympathetic back stories, and fans are free to hate these guys any way they want.
Kodoani.com – This article contains key revelations for Demon Slayer Part 3Episode 11, “The Link Connected: Dawn and First Light”
Demon Slayer likes to introduce sympathetic villains. Some demons have tragic stories that are revealed when they are about to die. These stories do not justify the actions of the demons, but they will often receive sympathy from the audience. This happened three or four times in Season 1 and twice in Season 2.
However, Season 3 has no tragic backstory for its main demons. All three of them were made to be completely reprehensible. Two of the demons were evil in obvious ways. However, a person is to blame in a way that not many people think of. This part, unlike the others, forces the audience to think hard about who deserves and doesn’t deserve forgiveness.
Gyokko’s plot doesn’t even have a plot
Gyokko is presented as useless and cruel. He liked to create sculptures from living people, at least the ones he didn’t kill. When Muichiro put him down, he didn’t even bother to see if he had a sob story about his life as a human or how he became the monster he is today. Even if he heard Gyokko, he would probably get sick of the answer. The fact that Gyokko doesn’t have a plot means he’s not much better as a human. Shangwu never showed any remorse, nor did he need to kill him.
Muzan is both a terrible human and a demon
The main antagonist of Demon Slayer sounds like the demon lord must have strong motivation. He must have been exposed to something terrible that cannot be expressed in words because of how ruthless he is and how much he hates the people around him. However, Muzan’s backstory did less than usual to justify his feelings and actions. As a human, he became seriously ill and killed his doctor for seemingly doing nothing about it. Even if someone was disappointed with his luck, his expression was cruel.
As Muzan gained his demonic powers, he developed a divine guilt and became even more cruel. All Muzan cares about now is perfecting his new-found immortality. Muzan will brutally kill anyone who gets in his way. When the last demon is slain, there will be no reason to feel sorry for him. He’s always been evil and always will be.
Hantengu is a rarely taught lesson in unforgiveness
Shang Tu seems set for a particularly tragic story. Hantengu is first shown cowering and kneeling begging for forgiveness; He even cried a little. This is all to say about the giant callus on his forehead, which he probably got from too much prostration. This is the appearance of a broken man whose unfortunate circumstances have crushed his spirit.
However, Hantengu is not as pitiful as he appears to be. Besides all the people he killed as a demon, he also committed all kinds of atrocities as a human. Asking for forgiveness and soliciting false sympathy are his defense mechanisms. Although Tanjiro’s method of killing this demon seemed unusually cruel, he was right in doing so. Showing sympathy to this demon will only bring what he wants.