After Tanjiro Kamado's family is killed by the Demon King, Muzan Kibutsuji, his sister Nezuko becomes a demon. Tanjiro teams up with the Demon Slayer Corps after meeting Giyu Tomioka, the introverted, melancholic Water Hashira. The Corps is the last line of defense against the bloodthirsty demons who rule the night, and only the strongest Demon Slayers can stand up against Muzan and his Upper Moons and stand a chance to come out of the fight alive.
Updated on October 18th, 2021 by Jasmine Venegas:With the completion of the Demon Slayer manga, fans were able to see many of the Demon Slayers at their best. Many were able to unlock new abilities that gave them a better chance of defeating the Upper Moons. This list contains not only the Hashira but also the most prominent Slayers that have appeared throughout the series.
Updated on September 13th, 2022 by Sarah Martin: As Demon Slayer fans eagerly await the anime's third season, we've added even more information about the strongest members of the Demon Slayer Corps to this list.
Manga spoilers ahead!
Yoriichi is considered to be the strongest Demon Slayer to ever exist. He is so powerful that the battle doll crafted in his image needed multiple arms to accurately replicate his movements. Yoriichi was a demon-killing machine even as a child and was so powerful that he nearly killed Muzan.
The demon was so scared of him that he had never appeared before Yoriichi ever again. Later in the manga, it's revealed that Tanjiro's Hinokami Kagura comes from Yoriichi's Sun Breathing. Sun Breathing was the first Breathing Style ever invented, so everything else is derived from it.