Demon Slayer: All 6 Hashira ranked from weakest to strongest

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Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Arc | Photo Courtesy: Funimation
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3. Kyojuro Rengoku (The Flame Hashira)

Kyojuro Rengoku was a beam of light whose physical presence would put people at ease. His ability to defuse a perilous situation didn’t just come from his boisterous personality but also stemmed from his undeniable prowess.

At only the age of 20, Kyojuro surpassed his father, Shinjuro (a former Hashira), by taking down one of Muzan’s subjects, Enmu, with a single mighty strike. The Flame Hashira made this look extremely easy despite Enmu having the upper hand, proving that, as long as he was fully prepared and had some sort of knowledge of his opponent, any powerful demon was no match for Kyojuro. But sadly, Kyojuro wasn’t so fortunate the second time around.

In Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, we bore witness to an epic fight between Kyojuro and Akaza, one of Muzan’s best Upper-Rank demons. Akaza’s sudden appearance threw a wrench into Kyojuro and his fellow demon slayers’ plans, as they were ill-prepared to deal with someone of this caliber. Nevertheless, Kyojuro analyzed the situation immediately and used what he deduced to give the enemy a struggle.

The Flame Hashira put up so good of a fight that Akaza had no choice but to flee because of his vulnerability to sunlight. Had Kyojuro had just a bit more strength to keep Akaza in place to get burned by the light, it’s safe to assume that Akaza may have leaned closer to defeat rather than Kyojuro.

Kyojuro Rengoku gave his life to save the lives of Tanjiro Kamado and his two young demon slayer friends. While he may no longer be with us, his formidable strength lives on in everyone he encountered, friend or foe.

What The Flame Hashira Could’ve Worked On: Kyojuro had his whole life ahead of him; a life we know he would’ve spent getting stronger each day. The only thing we wish he had more of is time.