13 most disliked Demon Slayer characters, ranked

Demon Slayer is an emotional rollercoaster ride that keeps us hooked by throwing a variety of characters at us. Let's look at 13 characters that we just don't particularly like.

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Arc | Photo Courtesy: Funimation
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Arc | Photo Courtesy: Funimation /
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10. Kyogai (Lower Moon Six)

Oh, Kyogai, a.k.a. the Drum Demon beats his way into the 10th spot on our list, but not for reasons you might expect.

This guy's not just your average, run-of-the-mill, bad-to-the-bone demon. No, Kyogai's got a bit of a tragic tune to his tale. Once a member of the Lower Moon Six, he's like that band member who got kicked out for not being "cool" enough. His quest? To gain recognition, not just from his demon peers but also from the big boss, Muzan Kibutsuji. But here's the twist: Kyogai's got a soft spot. He yearns for acknowledgment, something we can all relate to, right? He just wants Senpai to notice him. This yearning adds layers to his character, making us feel a smidge of sympathy amidst our desire to root for Tanjiro and the gang.

Kyogai has something most villains lack – a backstory that tugs at your heartstrings. Despite his terrifying appearance and the whole "I'm gonna beat you with my demon drums" vibe, deep down, he's just a misunderstood soul looking for a bit of respect. In the grand scheme of Demon Slayer's gallery of villains, Kyogai's motives are more personal, less about world domination and more about craving validation.

This mix of personal tragedy and the quest for recognition makes him less of a character you "hate to hate" and more of one you "love to sympathize with but wish he'd lose." So, while he might be doing some pretty nasty stuff, he's not topping the charts of disdain, earning a somewhat reluctant nod of understanding from the audience.