Chainsaw Man’s world is this crazy mix of beauty, confusion, and terror, with all these wild ideas crammed together. You’ll find everything from funny cliches to intense gore and characters you can’t help but adore. As Denji, Aki, and Power navigate this bizarre universe and run into all sorts of super-strong Devils, you can’t help but wonder: which one’s the strongest devil in Chainsawman? There’s a devil for almost every concept or thing out there as long as someone fears it.
We know that the more fear people have for a particular concept or object, like guns or darkness, the stronger the devil associated with it. But as for which one’s the ultimate powerhouse, that’s a tough question. Now, there are so many Devils in Chainsaw Man, each with their own unique abilities and backstories. So, here’s a list of the ten most powerful devils in Chainsawman.
Spoiler Alert: Warning! Readers should be careful because there are major spoilers for the characters.
These are the Most Powerful Devils in Chainsaw Man
- Main Ability: Elimination of devils from existence
- Debut: Ep1, Chapter 1
- Human Contract: Denji
At the top, we have the Chainsaw Devil. Even before Denji came into play, the Chainsaw Devil was a menacing force. It had gone toe-to-toe with the Four Horsemen and survived, even coming out on top in some cases. Among all the devils, the Chainsaw Devil is known for its incredible speed, with observers claiming that it appears to teleport on battlefields.
One of the remarkable aspects of the Chainsaw Devil is its immense strength. It was so powerful that even the slightest movement of its arm could kill everyone around it. The Chainsaw Man’s regenerative abilities are also extraordinary. It could completely reform its body from just the heart, even while entering Earth’s atmosphere. The Devil Erasure is an ability unique to the Chainsaw Devil. When the Chainsaw Devil consumes another devil, that devil and everything associated with it disappears. Denji, as the Chainsaw Man, can equip chainsaws not only on the top half of his body but also on the bottom half. Regarding durability, strength, and speed, Denji ranks among the strongest characters in Chainsaw Man.
- Main Ability: Darkness Manipulation
- Debut: Chapter 64
- Human Contract: Santa Claus
The Darkness Devil is a primal devil that embodies humanity’s primal fear of the dark. He is one of the oldest and most fearsome devils in existence, residing permanently in Hell because it has never died. Santa Claus, one of the devil hunters, contracted with the Darkness Devil. In this contract, if Santa Claus brought Denji to Hell, the Darkness Devil would grant her a small piece of its flesh. Just from receiving this small piece, Santa Claus gained the ability to manipulate her body into shadows and experienced a significant boost in her power.
Additionally, the Darkness Devil can summon a blade of darkness that it can control telepathically. If you’re a devil injured by the Darkness Devil, it can nullify your regeneration ability. Similar to the Control Devil, the Darkness Devil has Force manipulation abilities. By pointing an index finger, it can unleash an invisible force that can bisect human beings and even destroy the arms of the Control Devil. The Darkness Devil’s powers make it an incredibly formidable and fearsome entity in the Chainsaw Man universe.
- Main Ability: Firing Genocide
- Debut: Chapter 75
- Human Contract: President of the USA and international governments
The Gun Devil is a terrifying entity in the Chainsaw Man universe. We’ve only seen 20% of the Gun Devil’s full power, and even at that reduced size, it stands several hundred feet tall with massive M14 rifles as arms. The Gun Devil is known for causing one of the most significant human death tolls in the Chainsaw Man world. When it arrived in Japan, it killed 57,000 people in just 27 seconds. In five minutes, it went on to kill over a million people in various countries.
The Gun Devil currently has a contract with the United States of America. In exchange for the Gun Devil’s power, the U.S. President sacrificed one year from the life of every American citizen to make a contract with it. The contract’s goal was to kill the Control Devil. Offensively, the Gun Devil has a terrifying ability called “bullet projection.” It can instantly shoot anyone within a kilometre of its location, using the myriad of different guns that make up its body. This power alone makes it one of the strongest characters in Chainsaw Man.
Control Devil (Makima)
- Main Ability: Commanding people inferior to her
- Debut: Ep1, Chapter 1
- Human Contract: Aki Hayakawa, Prime Minister of Japan
The Control Devil is an embodiment of the fear of being controlled. It is so nationally feared that most countries except the United States have given up on fighting it. This devil is known for its exceptionally high durability, having been killed 26 times and each time bouncing back. The Control Devil’s core ability is the power to control humans. It can force people into making contracts with it. For instance, it compelled the Prime Minister of Japan into a contract with himself.
Once under its influence, the controlled individual has no memory of the events leading to the control or any recollection of their actions while being controlled. Additionally, Makima gains access to the abilities of those it controls, meaning that the more people it controls, the more abilities it accumulates. She can kill someone anywhere on Earth if she possesses a sacrifice in the name of the target. By performing a hand sign and uttering the person’s name, the sacrifice is squished, resulting in the person’s death. This marks the Control Devil as a formidable and terrifying presence in the Chainsaw Man universe.
- Main Ability: Making People Puppets/Dolls
- Debut: Chapter 59
- Human Contract: Santa Claus
The Doll Devil is a rather mysterious entity, and we don’t know much about it except for its contract with Santa Claus. We’re also in the dark about the price Santa Claus paid for this contract. However, the Doll Devil possesses terrifying abilities that make it one of the strongest characters in Chainsaw Man. Doll Devil allows its contracted user, or the devil itself, to touch any human and turn them into a doll. Once transformed into a doll, the human obeys any command issued by the Doll Devil or Santa Claus.
Once under its influence, the controlled individual has no memory of the events leading to the control or actions while being controlled. Additionally, Makima gains access to the abilities of those it controls, meaning that the more people it controls, the more abilities it accumulates. She can kill someone anywhere on Earth if she possesses a sacrifice in the name of the target. By performing a hand sign and uttering the person’s name, the sacrifice is squished, resulting in the person’s death. This marks the Control Devil as a formidable and terrifying presence in the Chainsaw Man universe.
War Devil (Yoru)
- Main Ability: Creating powerful weapons from regular objects
- Debut: Chapter 98
- Human Contract: Asa Mitaka
Next, we have the War Devil, a member of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse alongside the Control, Death, and Hunger Devils. The War Devil is essentially a weakened version. One interesting aspect of the War Devil is its ability to create weapons. It can turn anything it owns into a weapon by simply calling out the weapon’s name. The strength of the weapon is proportional to the guilt the War Devil feels about transforming that particular object into a weapon.
For example, if it turns a notepad into a knife, it won’t feel much guilt so the knife won’t be particularly powerful. However, if it were to transform a beloved pet into a powerful firearm, the guilt would be immense, resulting in an incredibly potent weapon. The War Devil can create a wide range of weapons, from grenades and rocket launchers to spears and swords. However, it shares its abilities with the human whose body it inhabits. In this case, the human is significantly more guilt-ridden than the War Devil, which can work to their advantage. Overall, the War Devil’s ability to generate limitless weapons makes it one of the most powerful Devils in Chainsaw Man.
- Main Ability: Possessing complete knowledge of the universe
- Debut: Chapter 54
- Human Contract: None
The Cosmos Devil is a real mind-bender, and what’s truly wild is that we’ve never seen its truest form. The Cosmos Devil exists as the Cosmos Fiend(Evil Spirit). But a Fiend can never fully tap into the full power of their devil. This is because a fiend is born out of desperation for a devil, and the abilities we’ve seen from the Cosmos Fiend aren’t even the truest abilities of the Cosmos Devil.
All the Cosmos Fiend can ever say is “Halloween.” She can’t engage in a conversation, and if you’re trying to talk to her, you better be really into Halloween. She possesses all the knowledge, information, history, and facts of the entire universe. What’s heavily implied by Cosmo’s existence is that if she were in her full devil form, she could handle the weight of the universe’s knowledge without being affected by her own abilities. In essence, she’d be an omniscient, all-knowing devil. If we ever got to witness that devil outside the limitations of a fiend, it would likely rank among the top one or two strongest devils in Chainsaw Man.
- Main Ability: Become untouchable and invisible
- Debut: Chapter 25, Episode 8
- Human Contract: Himeno
Moving on, we have the Ghost Devil, and let me tell you, this devil is quite the enigma.
The Ghost Devil is now known to anime watchers due to its contract with a character named Himeno. In this unique pact, Himeno gave her eye to the Ghost Devil in exchange for the ability to control its right hand. What makes this contract and the Ghost Devil’s abilities so powerful is their ability to interact with the physical world while remaining unharmed.
To add to this already impressive skill set, both the Ghost Devil’s right arm and its entire body are invisible. So, it possesses invisibility, intangibility, and the power to manipulate the physical world. However, there’s a catch: the Ghost Devil can’t see because its eyes are sewn shut. Instead, it relies on sensing people through their fear. This can be an advantage or a drawback, depending on the situation. For instance, if you’re separated from the Ghost Devil by a wall, it can still find you if you’re afraid. But if you’re fearless, it won’t detect you. Nonetheless, its strengths against most humans and many devils make it a formidable presence in the Chainsaw Man universe.
- Main Ability: Teleporting people around Hell
- Debut: Chapter 63
- Human Contracts: Santa Claus and members of the Anti-Makima squad
At number nine, we’ve got the Hell Devil. Hell is a real and terrifying place in real life and the Chainsaw Man universe. It’s a world where devils who meet their demise on Earth end up, and those who die in hell come back to Earth. We can’t rank the Hell Devil higher since we haven’t seen much action. We know that its primary ability is to transport people to hell from Earth, and this power sets it apart.
A group of devil hunters also made a unique contract with the Hell Devil. They agreed that if they gave up their lives, their souls would merge into the Hell Devil, and it would fight on their behalf. However, despite the Hell Devil’s ability to send people to hell, it still had a brief encounter with the Chainsaw Devil, who sliced it into pieces in just two panels. This uncertainty keeps it at number nine on the list of the strongest devils in Chainsaw Man.
- Main Ability: Seeing the future
- Debut: Ep 10, Chapter 31
- Human Contracts: Aki Hayakawa and others
At last, we’ve got the Future Devil. This devil is born from humanity’s fear of the future, and if you think about it, fearing the future is something most of us can relate to. But here’s the catch: the Future Devil might not fare so well in a fight against other devils because it doesn’t move around much. In its appearance, it looks like a tree sprouting from the ground that eventually turns into a scarecrow with a massive eye in its chest.
But the Future Devil doesn’t really need to move because it’s been captured by devil hunters and is now in the custody of Public Safety. This devil has also made some deals with humans. The future-gazing ability is what you get from making a contract with the Future Devil. The glimpses it provides into the future are always 100% accurate, but there’s a catch. Sometimes, the future it reveals is unavoidable. But overall, the powers it grants make it one of the most powerful devils in Chainsaw Man.
FAQ: Most Powerful Devils in Chainsaw Man
Who is the most powerful devil in chainsaw man?
The Chainsaw Devil is the most powerful entity in the world of Chainsaw Man. It has bested the formidable Four Horsemen and is known for its incredible speed, often appearing to teleport. Its strength is immense, with even slight movements causing devastation. The Chainsaw Devil possesses remarkable regenerative abilities, reforming its body from just a heart, even in Earth’s atmosphere. A unique ability, Devil Erasure, allows it to make anything it consumes vanish. Denji, as the Chainsaw Man, inherits these powers and ranks among the series’ strongest characters due to his unmatched durability, strength, and speed.
How do these powerful devils impact the storyline of Chainsaw Man?
These powerful devils play crucial roles in the storyline, often serving as major antagonists or driving the narrative’s conflicts and battles.
Can you elaborate on the abilities of the Darkness Devil and the Gun Devil?
The Darkness Devil wields control over darkness and fear, while the Gun Devil possesses immense firepower, capable of causing mass destruction.