As a Human
Over a century ago, Doma was born a child with extraordinary features. His rainbow-colored eyes and pale hair led people to consider him particular and believed he could communicate with the gods. His parents, whom he considered highly dim-witted, placed him as the head of a cult they formed, which became known as the Paradise Faith. Scornful of his rear ‘s low intelligence, he however played along and accepted his function ; despite this, he never once heard the gods ‘ voices. Seated at an elaborately decorate board as the figurehead of the cult, Doma was met by numerous people who asked him for advice and avail for suffering they had in their lives. He considered these stories highly boring and was confused why they came to a child for avail. These people asked him to lead them to paradise, causing Doma to cry, since he never believed paradise, the gods and Buddha were real. To him, they were nothing more that a fantasy created by humanity and he bemoaned that people believed in something thus fabricated to him. Doma was besides apathetic, being wholly unable to understand and feel human emotion. When he was however a child, his mother had a mental dislocation and stabbed his father to death for having numerous affairs with many other female cult followers. She committed suicide immediately afterwards by poisoning herself to death. however, despite these series of harrowing events happening right in front of him, Doma only felt annoyed by the bloody mess created in the aftermath and was disgusted by the pungent smell of rake. He plainly wanted to air out the room before the malodor permanently stuck to the furniture. [ 1 ]
Life as a demon
At 20 years old, he met Muzan Kibutsuji, who transformed him into a Demon. [ 2 ] Doma would continue to lead the fad, only with a new mission. He became convinced that it rightfully was his mission to help people into paradise, and did so by devouring his followers. To him, eden and the cease of trouble can be found if he devours them, and their deaths at his hand meant that they will suffer no more annoyance. Doma continued this twist ambition for most of his life sentence.
At some point, Doma became Upper Rank Six of the Twelve Kizuki. During that meter, while he was roaming around the Entertainment District and feasting off the flesh of the geisha and other young maidens, he stumbled across the siblings Gyutaro and Daki, who were both at death ‘s door—Gyutaro had been stabbed in the back and was slowly bleeding to death while his sister Daki had been burned to the point of being unrecognizable. Being “ kind hearted, ” Doma offered to turn the pair into demons and save them, proceeding to give them his blood to initiate their transformation. He challenges them to become powerful enough to be recognized by “ That Man ” and become an Upper Rank in the Twelve Kizuki. [ 3 ] At some point, Doma became Upper Rank Two, surpassing Upper Rank Three, Akaza, despite becoming a Demon more recently than him. Fifteen years anterior to the present, Doma had a brief history with Inosuke Hashibira. His beget, Kotoha Hashibira, escaped from her abusive family with his father and found safety in the Paradise Faith cult. Kotoha ‘s conserve and mother-in-law entered the cult excessively, but Doma found them besides noisy, murdered them, and abandoned their corpses in the mountains. [ 4 ] Although Doma considered Kotoha unintelligent, her beauty and singing talent convinced Doma not to consume her and to just let her live her life sentence. however, she discovered he is devouring other followers and fled from the temple with Inosuke in her arms. Before she could be killed, she dropped Inosuke off a cliff into a river in hopes he would survive. Doma soon caught up with them and proceeded to swiftly kill her and mock Inosuke for his destiny, before eating Kotoha to the very bones. [ 5 ] A few years before the present, he encountered and fight Kanae Kocho, the Flower Hashira. He mortally wounded her, but is forced to retreat from the rising sun before he could devour her. Before she succumbed to her wounds, Kanae was found by her baby, to which she gave a description of Doma to help her .
concisely after the deaths of Daki and Gyutaro, Doma is summoned to the Infinity Castle by Nakime. Upon arriving there, he questions Akaza ‘s miss of concern for him, placing a hired hand on his subordinate ‘s shoulder. He expresses his concern for his comrades ‘ safety, before engaging Gyokko in minor talk about his pot and the one he had been given. An irritate Akaza tells Doma to move his hand, punching off his jaw when he did n’t immediately comply. Regenerating the damage about immediately, Doma compliments his mate Upper Rank, wondering if he had gotten stronger since their end meet. soon after, Muzan arrived and Upper Rank Two listens as his drawing card reports Gyutaro ‘s death. Doma apologizes : being the one who introduced to the Twelve Kizuki, he claims duty for their failure and eagerly wonders what kind of punishment Muzan would inflict on him, but is alternatively tell that nothing is expected of him. [ 6 ] The eccentric demon questions this but Muzan points out the continue universe of the Ubuyashiki syndicate and the failure of them all to find the Blue Spider Lily, caused Doma to concede that he is n’t the best at detective work. He late approaches Gyokko, eager to accompany him on his new mission, but has the top half of his question destroyed by Akaza for not following their drawing card ‘s orders. [ 7 ] Doma swiftly regenerates from this and attempts to placate Kokushibo, who had cut off Akaza ‘s hand for disrupting the hierarchy. Hearing it had n’t been for his benefit, Doma notes that Kokushibo ‘s suggestion that Akaza should apply for a blood struggle would be a waste of time given their remainder in strength and that he had n’t dodged Akaza ‘s botch on determination. He then cheerfully bids Kokushibo adieu and tries again to engage Akaza in conversation, only to see him leaving the castle. He attempts to join Gyokko and Hantengu on their mission but see the two transported out of the castle. Failing on both accounts, he attempts to flirt with Nakime, alone to be rejected and transported back to his dominate board in the Paradise Faith Cult, strew with the kanji for “ Sukhāvatī, Paradise ” ( 極 ( ごく ) 樂 ( らく ), Gokuraku ? ) on the signs above his pedestial. Upon being told that his followers had arrived, Doma promptly puts on a ceremonial hat and instructs the messenger to bring them in. [ 8 ] As he is consuming a group of his disciples inside a board in the Infinity Castle, Doma notices Shinobu at the capture to his room. He reacts with please at having another meal walk justly into his board, and thanks Nakime. [ 9 ] One of his disciples, hush alive, beg Shinobu to save her, and Doma, irritated by this, attempts to finish her off, alone for Shinobu to jump in and save her. She asks the young woman if she is alright, but before she can answer Shinobu ‘s question, the young woman falls to pieces and dies right in front of her eyes. [ 10 ] Angered by this, and Doma ‘s imperativeness that he saved the daughter by killing her, Shinobu notices a pair of sharp fans that Doma uses as his main weapon, and angrily inquires if he remembers the haori that originally belonged to her elder baby. Doma finally remembers her by the butterfly wing design haori that Kanae once wore, and playfully expresses his disappointment at not being able to eat Kanae ascribable to the sunday rise, which further angers Shinobu. The Insect Hashira swiftly launches an attack at him using her Insect Breathing, Dance of the Bee Sting: True Flutter to inflict a mighty stab directly in Doma ‘s right eye, which impresses him since he could n’t block it. [ 11 ] Doma compliments Shinobu for her speed, before using Blood Demon Art: Frozen Lotus to force her back, causing her to unintentionally breathe in the freeze tune. When he tells her that decapitation is the only way to kill a monster, he suddenly hunches over and vomits blood, reeling from her poison. No soon after he is stabbed, Upper Two breaks down the poison and regenerates wholly. [ 12 ] Shinobu tries four more times to poison him but Doma is nowadays wholly immune to her usual attacks, all the while taunting her for breathe in his frost and her devolve condition. [ 13 ] now hedging her bets on injecting a big dose to kill him by using a six pang fire, Shinobu strikes him using Insect Breathing, Dance of the Dragonfly: Compound Eye Hexagon and successfully hits him. however, as she attacks him, he simultaneously attacks her, cutting her clavicle, rib, and puncturing one of her lungs. [ 14 ] ultimately near her wits ‘ conclusion and about losing any hope of victory, Shinobu attempts to draw potency from replaying her older sister ‘s words of boost in her capitulum. Shinobu then prepares to strike at Doma again, despite her serious injuries and the huge pain she is in, and attacks him using Insect Breathing, Dance of the Centipede: Hundred-Legged Zigzag, to confuse him. She strikes Doma directly through his neck, impaling him and sending him flying towards the ceiling. Exhausted and wounded, Shinobu believes she is exultant upon seeing Doma being poisoned and apparently dying from her attack. [ 15 ] however, Doma recovers about instantaneously from her attack, by which Shinobu is further enraged. immediately exhausted, fatally injured and perilously near death, Shinobu is caught by Doma as they were fall down from the ceiling. He embraces her in a bear hug, and begins mocking her and calling her stallion attempt to defeat him a waste of campaign, assuring her she will live peacefully as a share of him, and derisively asking her for her end words. She despitefully curses him as as he begins to kill her. [ 16 ]
Doma breaks Shinobu ‘s body in his arms and begins to absorb her, merely as her disciple Kanao Tsuyuri arrives at the scene, but merely before her death she manages to signal to her Tsuguko with her bridge player. Her death causes Kanao to go berserker in order to try and save her, lone to be repelled by an irritate Doma, who tells her not to interfere when he ‘s in the in-between of absorbing person. He successfully devours Shinobu ‘s body until her butterfly-shaped hair’s-breadth piece is the only thing entrust of her. [ 17 ] Doma notes aloud that Kanao must have been told something by the signal Shinobu gave her shortly before her end, wondering what she could have told her, as Kanao stands mutely before him, enraged. As he licks Shinobu ‘s hairpin, he says that it is a thoroughly night, as such very well feasts keep showing up one after another. [ 18 ] After Akaza ‘s death, Doma says that he felt as if the Upper Rank had turned into a different creature before he died, and that his demise is inevitable because he never ate any women. Doma begins to cry over his ‘best friend ‘s ‘ end, but Kanao fair tells him to stop with the lies. She explains that she knows that every news that comes out of his mouth is nothing but random ripple, and that it ‘s impossible for him to be truly sad over Akaza because he ca n’t feel anything at all. She says that every person born into the world has feelings, but Doma can not understand these feelings and covers this up by spitting lies. He has never felt happiness, rejoice, trouble and bitterness, and she says that he is nothing but an empty shell, and asks Doma why he is even born. Doma ‘s face turns serious, and asks how Kanao can say something then barbarous, to which the young Demon Slayer responds that she simply hates the Demon and wants to send him to hell this instantaneous. [ 19 ] on the spur of the moment, Doma appears behind Kanao, attempting to use one of his fans to cut her headway off, but she promptly dodges and delivers a blow to his stomach, causing some of his organs to fall out. He does n’t seem to feel her blow, plainly sending some of his methamphetamine lotuses at her and noting that her reaction rush has risen as she ‘s able to adapt to his attacks. As he regenerates his body, he thinks to himself that Kanao could actually be stronger than Shinobu, a Hashira. [ 20 ] Trying to suppress her fad, Kanao attacks Doma with Flower Breathing, Fifth Form: Peonies of Futility, which he avoids with ease, smiling and commenting on how pretty her attack is before sending his Blood Demon Art: Barren Hanging Garden at her, which she barely fends off with Flower Breathing, Second Form: Honorable Shadow Plum. Doma notices that the independent reason as to why she is able to counter and dodge his attacks is because of her vastly keen eyesight. Kanao herself is able to well predict and guess his every move due to taking note of the insidious movements of his shoulders, gaze, toes, elbows and knees to predict what he ‘ll do adjacent and from their react and buffet whatever attack he uses.Having figured out the cause to her reflexes and reactions, Doma decides that the best path of carry through to defeat her would be to merely take her eyes out with a swing of his fans. however Kanao successfully dodges his attack, and charges at him with Flower Breathing, Sixth Form: Whirling Peach which is nullified by Doma ‘s following Blood Demon Art: Freezing Clouds. The Upper Rank sends two more attacks, Blood Demon Art: Lotus Vines and Cold White Princesses, her way, which she merely just avoids before his Wintry Icicles begin to rain on her from above. [ 21 ] Kanao dodges again, moving farther away from the Demon, who laughs at her and says that she ca n’t keep moving backwards if she wants to cut off his head. At a travel rapidly besides immediate for the eye to work, Doma runs at Kanao and snatches her blade, returning and planting it in the grate a distance away from her. He says she better total and get it promptly if she wants to survive him, before sending his Blood Demon Art: Scattering Lotuses at the Demon Slayer. [ 22 ] At that moment, Inosuke breaks through the ceiling of the room, protecting Kanao from Doma ‘s attack with his Beast Breathing, Fifth Fang: Crazy Cutting. [ 23 ] He looks at Doma ‘s eyes and notices that he ‘s Upper Rank 2, which he screams out, happily shouting that if he beats the Demon he ‘ll become a Hashira and asking Kanao what his Hashira championship should be. Inosuke notices Kanao ‘s battered face, and asks, surprised, what had happened, saying that Shinobu will get harebrained if she finds her Tsuguko in that state. Kanao remains silent, and the boar-headed Demon Slayer comes to a realization and asks her if Shinobu is dead, to which Doma replies that she is n’t ; she will live inside of him for all eternity because he has “ saved ” her from her pain and distress. Inosuke recalls Shinobu ‘s kindness to him, and vows to Doma that he ‘ll kill him as he rushes towards the Upper Rank with his Beast Breathing, Fourth Fang: Slice ‘n’ Dice. [ 24 ] Kanao shouts out a warn to him not to breathe in Doma ‘s cold air as the Demon remarks on how messed-up his technique is. Doma attempts to slice off Inosuke ‘s head with one of his fans, but the Demon Slayer flips away from him, launching himself from the bland edge of the fan and landing following to Kanao. He hands her her sword, which he had taken spinal column from Doma, and tells her never to let go of it again. Doma smiles and compliments Inosuke ‘s speed as he jumps towards him, and the two swiftly engage in flying battle, launching Breath Styles and Blood Demon Arts at each other at alarming rates. Inosuke kicks Doma in the stomach, sending him skidding backwards as he dislocates the joints in his right sleeve and prepares to swing his sword at the Upper Rank ‘s neck. He misjudges his dangle and rather slices through Doma ‘s eyes with his Beast Breathing, Ninth Fang: Extending Bendy Slash, and the Demon laughs at his strange technique as his joints relocate. [ 25 ] Doma calls Inosuke messed-up and says that he ‘s never met a kid like him before despite his long life, to which the Demon Slayer replies that that ‘s obvious, since he is the great Inosuke. At an incredible speed, Doma lurches forward and snatches his disguise from his pass as he ‘s address, and Inosuke, enraged, yells at him to give it back. The Demon notices his face, and says he remembers Inosuke from somewhere, [ 26 ] asking him if they ‘d met earlier. Inosuke responds that they had n’t as he would remember meeting person like Doma, but the Upper Rank insists that they have, proceeding to stick his finger through his skull and into his brain to try and jog his memories. [ 27 ] Doma says that he knew Inosuke ‘s mother, as his cult took her in, but Inosuke denies that he has a beget since he is raised by boars. Doma laughs and says that he must have a human beget since he ‘s a human, and Inosuke shouts at him to quit spouting lies and give him back his wild boar mask, rushing in to attack the Demon again with Beast Breathing, Sixth Fang: Palisade Bite. His torso is slashed doubly by Doma ‘s fans, who smiles craftily and tells him not to interrupt before sending him flying back to Kanao with his frost. [ 28 ] Doma then tells the report of Kotoha, Inosuke ‘s beget, and how she and her baby son joined Doma ‘s cult only to end up running away after she realized the Demon is eating his followers. He explains that she met her death by Doma ‘s hands, who silent believes he is saving her from her abusive family by eating her, but dropped her son off a cliff before the Demon ‘s fire in the hope that he would survive. Memories of her begin to come back to Inosuke, who recalls the song she used to sing to him. Doma calls Kotoha stupid and unfortunate, saying that there is n’t a felicitous moment in her life, and Inosuke, now enraged, thanks Doma for allowing him to remember this narrative and promises to not entirely to kill him for what he did to Kotoha and Shinobu, but to put him through hell ahead. [ 29 ] Doma smiles again, and tells Inosuke that there is no eden or hell in this world since they ‘re nothing but fantasies created as a header mechanism for weak humans. Inosuke shouts that he does n’t care if there ‘s no hell because he can just make one himself, and tells Doma not to talk about his mother like she is unhappy. [ 30 ] The Demon sends his Freezing Clouds at Inosuke, which he blows away with Beast Breathing, Tenth Fang: Whirling Fangs as Kanao prepares to use another Breath Style to attack him from behind. Doma bats her away with one of his fans and moves away, and Inosuke yells at him to get back down so they can continue fighting. He replies that he ca n’t, since Akaza has been defeated and he does n’t have time to play anymore, and uses his Blood Demon Art: Crystalline Divine Child to create smaller clones of himself for Inosuke and Kanao to fight alternatively. The clones attack the Demon Slayer couple with Doma ‘s techniques as the real Doma starts to walk away, the clones using his Blood Demon Art: Scattering Lotuses, Frozen Lotus and Cold White Princesses attacks to hold the couple back. now at the exit, Doma thinks about how Inosuke has managed to avoid breathe in the icy vent from his techniques, and takes note of his shrill senses, saying he will make indisputable to remember him. He spectates their battle for a few seconds, observing how they use each proficiency indeed that he ‘ll be able to kill them cursorily the following time they fight, and then turns back towards the door. Doma decides to create three more clones to let loose around the castle in ordain to kill the perch of the Demon Slayers there, and overhears Kanao shouting to Inosuke that they have to hold their ground barely a little longer against the crystal children. He wonders what this could mean, but then dismisses it and begins to reach for the door handle. [ 31 ] abruptly, Doma ‘s face begins to melt. [ 32 ] He drops to the deck, one of his arms snapping off, and his quartz glass children begin to crack and disintegrate as he wonders what ‘s happening. Inosuke asks if it ‘s a trap but Kanao, having been informed prior to the battle of Shinobu ‘s plan to kill Doma, tells him that it is n’t, and that the Demon is being melted by the poison Shinobu had in her torso when he consumed her. She tells Inosuke to aim for his neck to finish him off, and, in a panic, Doma plays his final and most powerful wag, Blood Demon Art: Rime – Water Lily Bodhisattva. [ 33 ] Doma ‘s ice Bodhisattva statue slams down its hand on the floor of the room, creating a small earthquake that sends Inosuke and Kanao up into the breeze. Kanao notes that his technique lacks preciseness, and is distinctly the Demon ‘s survive feat to protect himself with the little energy he had left, deciding to use her final examination form, Flower Breathing, Final Form: Equinoctial Vermilion Eye to try and break through him. Doma ‘s statue grab Inosuke in one of its hands as Kanao leaps towards the Upper Rank, hitting her sword against his neck. She is unable to cut it, therefore Inosuke, on the spotlight, comes up with and uses Beast Breathing, Sudden Throwing Strike to hurl his blades at Kanao ‘s to give it the extra force needed to cut Doma ‘s neck. They succeed in beheading him, and Upper Rank 2 and his statue begin to disintegrate. [ 34 ]
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As his head falls to the shock, Doma thinks about how hapless he must be to have lost to a poisoner like Shinobu, person who did n’t even have the potency to kill a Demon by cutting its read/write head. He thinks to himself that he should n’t give up, and that he should try and regenerate his head like Muzan can and Akaza about did, but soon comes to realize that that would be bootless, and that he is going to die. In his concluding moments, Doma says that he is not afraid of death or tied frustrated that he lost, and recalls his past as a human and his inability to feel any emotion. [ 35 ] now in the afterlife, Doma opens his eyes to Shinobu, who is holding his discerp head in one hand. She asks if he ‘s last dead, and says that she can now rest in peace. Doma asks her if her name is Shinobu or Kanae, and she says that it does n’t actually matter because he makes her ghastly and she does n’t want him to say her appoint anyhow. He ignores this, going on to compliment her for her poison skills and express his surprise at not noticing it had circulated through him before it is excessively late, and she smiles and explains that a Demon called Tamayo helped her make it. Shinobu says she is frustrated that she could n’t kill him herself and the fact that she can no long help the other Demon Slayers kill Muzan, but that she is still satisfied with the leave. Doma gives her a front, and Shinobu asks what ‘s wrong, to which the Demon says that he feels like his affection is beating and wonders if he is in love with Shinobu. He thinks aloud that if love actually exists, heaven and hell must do besides, and asks Shinobu if he wants to go to hell together with him. She tells him to go to hell, and calls him a worthless asshole. [ 36 ]