Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 4 Reveals the Greatest Weakness of Hantengu

When Hantengu is beheaded, he splits into clones that have different abilities and personalities. This poses a serious threat to Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Genya.

Manta Ray
April 30, 2023 12:58 PM

The battle between Tanjiro Kamado and Muzan Kibutsuji's Upper Ranks gets a whole lot more intense in Demon Slayer season 3 episode 4. It reveals that the Upper Moon Four demon, Hantengu, has an inherent weakness.

1. Slow Regeneration

During their fight with Hantengu, Tanjiro and his team discover that the upper-rank demon possesses an incredible weakness. When Hantengu’s head is cut off, his body and head morph into powerful clones that represent one of the four emotions that he felt throughout his life.

These clones have the ability to attack and defend themselves with their own special abilities. They also have the ability to change their shape and size, making them a formidable opponent for Demon Slayer.

The clones also have an ability to regenerate their body parts. This means that when they die, the clones will return to life and can be used to attack again.

However, it is revealed that this regenerating process can be slowed by cutting their tongues. Using their body parts as a shield can also cause them to regenerate more slowly.

In addition, Hantengu’s clones can become more dangerous with the presence of other Upper-Rank demons. With the Swordsmith Village under threat of invasion, Tanjiro and his comrades will need to be smarter than ever when fighting these powerful demons.

2. The Ability to Use Their Body Parts Without Harm

As Demon Slayer season 3 episode 4 continues, Tanjiro learns the greatest weakness of Hantengu's clones. Hantengu's clones, the manifestations of his four primary emotions, represent anger, joy, sorrow, and pleasure, but as these emotional aspects are split into their own individual personalities, the strength of each clone diminishes with every division.

The discovery of this weakness could be the glimmer of hope that the Demon Slayers need to turn the tide against Hantengu's clones and defeat him once and for all. However, this new knowledge is only effective if the Demon Slayers can apply it effectively.

3. The Ability to Change Shapes

The Demon Slayer anime based on Koyoharu Gotoge’s manga is a stunning piece of shonen storytelling. It combines pitch-perfect animation from studio Ufotable, incredibly nuanced subtleties, and clever foreshadowing to create an emotional and engaging experience.

One of the most striking visuals in Demon Slayer season 3 episode 4 comes from Hantengu’s sword, which turns black as soon as Tanjiro touches it. It’s a unique way to display Hantengu’s strength and is a hugely popular sight among fans of the series.

But it doesn’t take long for this ability to turn ugly. A Upper Five demon attacks the village and ruins the lives of several residents, showing how dangerous the Swordsmith Village is to anyone who goes there.

While this might not seem like a huge deal, it’s actually a key plot point that sets the scene for the rest of the arc. It also highlights the fact that there’s no way that a sword like this can be used without harm.

4. The Ability to Fly

The Swordsmith Village arc of Demon Slayer season 3 is already in full swing, and the action is getting bloodier. With a whole new batch of Upper-Rank demons on board, the show is set to be even more vicious.

Among them, we’ve got Hantengu and Gyokko, two of Muzan Kibutsuji’s Upper Rank demons with cruel personalities. Their entry into the series is set to add another layer of brutality and cold-bloodedness to the battles between Tanjiro and his friends.

For starters, Hantengu is able to create up to four different clones of himself, using his Blood Demon Art to form these variations. Depending on which one he uses, they can either be stronger or weaker than Hantengu himself.

This week, Tanjiro and his friends face off against Urogi, who can produce a loud sound that can disorient a person. He’s also going up against Sekido, Karaku, and Aizetsu, all of which are Hantengu clones.


Manta Ray

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