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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9. Rui (Lower Moon Five)

Ah, Rui, our resident spooky spider boy sits proudly (or not so proudly) at number 9 in our most disliked characters list,. Why does he find himself in this particular spot? It's a bit of a... webby tale.

On one hand, Rui's got a resume packed with the kind of activities that would make any demon hunter reach for their sword – think turning innocent folks into spiders (yikes), and let's not forget his relentless pursuit to create a twisted version of a happy family. His methods? Absolutely bone-chilling. He's like that one relative you'd avoid at family reunions, except he's also trying to kill you, so... Good luck with that.

But here's where the plot thickens and why Rui doesn't climb higher up the dislike ladder. Amidst his terrifying antics, there's a thread of something... well, kinda sad. Rui's desperate search for familial bonds, as twisted and warped as it may be, tugs at the heart just a bit. His backstory reveals a lonely demon seeking connection, a stark contrast to his fearsome facade. This duality stirs up a cocktail of emotions among fans – a blend of "I wanna vanquish you" and "Aw, you poor thing."

When his time comes, and he faces the sharp end of Tanjiro's blade, it's not just a moment of triumph but also one of reflection, showcasing the tragic dimensions of even the most disliked characters.