Chainsaw Man took the world by storm when it ran in Weekly Shonen Jump, and fans around the world are waiting anxiously for the anime adaptation to come out. Its all-out violence and non-stop action stood out from the usual shonen series that normally run in the magazine.
The plot of Chainsaw Man generally revolves around Devils, supernatural beasts that are more powerful depending on how much humans fear them. Devils can contract with humans to lend them their powers, possess corpses to become Fiends or merge with living humans to become Hybrids. Whether Devil, Fiend, or Hybrid, here are the strongest Devils in the Chainsaw Man series.
Updated October 3, 2022, by Danny Guan:The Chainsaw Man anime is coming out in Fall 2022, and manga fans might want to bone up on the many devils that appear throughout the manga, especially since Part 2 has begun serialization. There are a lot of devils that appear throughout the series, and each one of them vary in strength and ability. Here are some more of the strongest Devils in Chainsaw Man.
14/14 Katana Devil
The Katana Devil, like several other Devils in Chainsaw Man, appears as a hybrid in the manga, having fused with the grandson of the mob boss Denji worked for at the beginning of the series. He goes unnamed while in this form, and is mostly known as the Katana Man.
The Katana Man functions much like Denji’s hybrid form, with katana blades growing out of his hands and head. While his strength and endurance is also similar, Denji is ultimately victorious.
13/14 Ghost Devil
The Ghost Devil is the Devil contracted to the Devil Hunter Himeno. By sacrificing parts of her body, Himeno can use the Ghost Devil’s body as if it were her own. Using the Ghost Devil is incredibly costly compared to other Devils due to its incredible powers.
The Ghost Devil’s body is unique in that most things cannot even touch it, yet it is freely able to strike and attack whoever it likes. In addition, it can track beings based on the fear they feel, making it a terrifying enemy to have to fight.
12/14 Cosmos Devil
The Cosmos Devil appears as the Cosmos Fiend Cosmo, one of Quanxi’s many girlfriends. Cosmo initially seems useless in battle, and appears to only be capable of saying the world “Halloween” over and over again.
However, her Devil powers are actually quite frightening. The Cosmos Devil has knowledge of everything, and can force that understanding on others. This puts them into a trance where they can only think about Halloween for the rest of their life, essentially leaving them in the same state as Cosmo herself.
11/14 War Devil
The War Devil, also known as Yoru, appears to Asa Mitaka as she is getting killed, taking over her body and becoming a Fiend. However, Yoru allows Asa to continue living in her body, essentially sharing it with her.
As the War Fiend, Yoru has enhanced strength and speed, able to fight on par with Devils. Her special ability is to create weapons out of humans, making any random bypasser a deadly weapon. While the War Devil has yet to show her true powers, she has already proven to be quite powerful due to her status as one of the Four Horsemen.
10/14 Bomb Devil
The initial appearance of the Bomb Devil is in its hybridized form, as a part of its body is fused with a young woman named Reze. As a woman trained by the USSR since childhood, Reze alone is a powerful combatant capable of taking down any human opponent.
In her hybrid form, Reze can tear off bits of her skin in order to create explosions, and transform her limbs into torpedoes. She can also create decoys that can explode on their own, making her a tricky opponent to catch hold of.
9/14 Curse Devil
The Curse Devil is one of many Devils that have contracts with the Devil Hunters, although it also has contracts outside of it. Although it usually hides away in the darkness, when it manifests the Curse Devil appears as a massive skeleton with two heads.
The Curse Devil’s ability is rather convoluted, as the contractor is required to stab the target a number of times. Once the requisite number of stabs has been achieved, the Curse Devil will appear and mortally wound the target by biting into the target’s neck with its heads.
8/14 Eternity Devil
The Eternity Devil is one of the first major Devils that Denji encounters as a Devil Hunter for Public Safety. It appears as a convulsing mass of flesh and body parts, with multiple mouths appearing all over its body.
The Eternity Devil’s main power is the ability to loop a certain part of space, trapping whoever is inside. Time is stopped in this space, and the Eternity Devil can create an avatar to interact with and kill those stuck inside its space. While not the most powerful Devil, its ability can be quite bothersome.
7/14 Hell Devil
The Hell Devil is a Devil that has only a few appearances in the Chainsaw Man manga. It has multiple forms; its true form is as a flaming centaur with a mostly featureless head.
Its second form manifests when someone activates its ability. The Hell Devil manifests as a giant six-fingered hand that takes the targets to hell. That alone is terrifying, as being in hell means existing in the same place as many of the most powerful devils in existence. While the Devil itself is not very powerful, it has a truly terrifying ability.
6/14 Crossbow Devil
The Crossbow Devil exists in Chainsaw Man as another hybrid, fused with the legendary Devil Hunter Quanxi. Quanxi alone is incredibly powerful, being a master swordfighter with incredible martial arts skills.
In her hybrid form, Quanxi grows a crossbow on her forearms, which can be used to fire an innumerable amount of arrows at once. While the ability itself is not very strong, when it is combined with Quanxi’s incredible skill and abilities, she is unstoppable. Quanxi is easily one of the strongest characters in Chainsaw Man, and one of Denji’s most intimidating opponents.
5/14 Doll Devil
Despite not appearing in the series at all, the Doll Devil is one of the more terrifying Devils in Chainsaw Man. Its main contractor is Santa Claus, who used the Doll Devil’s power to create numerous dolls around the world.
The dolls are controlled by Santa Claus and can turn other humans into dolls merely by touch. Santa Claus can even create perfect dolls that can make Devil contracts in her place and transfer her mind into any doll she has previously made. Only hybrids and fiends can resist her ability to create dolls, but the power of the Doll Devil remains horrifying still.
4/14 Gun Devil
The Gun Devil exists as one of the greatest Devils known to man. Based primarily on the fear of guns, the Gun Devil struck fear in the hearts of people all over the world when it killed over a million people in only five minutes.
The Gun Devil’s powers allow it to target any living thing within a certain range with perfect accuracy, which allows him to level populations in mere moments. Even as a Fiend, the Gun Devil remains immensely powerful, although it is not as effective in human form.
3/14 Control Devil
The Control Devil, also known as Makima, a high-ranking member of Public Safety, is one of the most powerful Devils in existence. Unlike most devils, Makima appears human, though she is not a Fiend nor a Hybrid.
Makima’s powers allow her to control others she deems inferior to herself. This ability extends to other Devils, and she can use their powers by connecting them to her through chains. She is also able to control invisible forces to crush or outright destroy people just by looking or pointing at them.
2/14 Darkness Devil
The Darkness Devil is a Primal Devil, those that embody fears ingrained naturally into the human psyche. As a representation of the fear of darkness, the Darkness Devil is incomparably powerful, so much so that even Makima cannot defeat it.
The Darkness Devil possesses extreme speed and strength, as it is able to dismember and kill multiple people in an instant. True to its namesake, it is able to summon darkness to envelop an area, and its stare can cause any being to start hemorrhaging blood.
1/14 Chainsaw Devil
Initially the pet and friend of Denji, Pochita is revealed to be a weakened version of the Chainsaw Devil, one of the most powerful Devils in existence. While it may not stack up to the power of more terrifying Devils like the Darkness Devil, the Chainsaw Devil has a unique power: Devils it kills can never reincarnate and are forgotten forever.
This power made the Chainsaw Devil the target of many devils fearful for their lives, but it managed to survive, eventually meeting and merging with Denji. Denji now lives as a hybrid form of the Chainsaw Devil and the protagonist of Chainsaw Man.