Demon Slayer: Here’s Why Dōma Eats Almost Exclusively Women!

Demon Slayer: Here's Why Doma Eats Almost Exclusively Women!

The Demons of Demon Slayer are a truly fascinating lot. They come in all shapes and sizes, and while they are evil in their demonic form, their backstories and their lives while they were human usually contain a very tragic note that makes you feel sad for them. But there are also exceptions, and one such exception is the protagonist of this article – Dōma. The Upper Rank Two of the Twelve Kizuki, Dōma is an exceptionally powerful Demon and a very vile character at that. He was known as one of the strongest Demons in the series but also one of the most twisted and morbid ones. During his demonic life, he was known for eating almost exclusively young women, and in this article, we are going to tell you why that is.

And while it hasn’t been confirmed that he eats only women, Dōma is known to eat almost exclusively young women, who are also the most common members of his cult. And while this issue has not been addressed explicitly, it is assumed that Dōma has this habit because young women who can nurture babies provide more nutritional value for Demons.

The remainder of this article will give you a detailed overview of Doma’s personality story, as it happened on the pages of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga. You already know what happened and why it happened, so we will just bring you the details so you know the whole context. Be careful, though, as the article will contain many spoilers, so if you don’t know all the details, be careful how you approach the text.

Dōma was a morbid character, so his eating habits are not surprising in any way

Dōma is introduced to the story as an exceptionally powerful demon and a member of Muzan’s Twelve Kizuki, where he holds the rank of the Upper-Rank Two, meaning that he is the second most powerful demon in the group; the first one is Kokushibo, Yoriichi’s brother. Due to his beautiful rainbow eyes and pure white hair, Dōma was considered a supernatural being from birth and became the religious leader of the Heavenly Faith Cult, a position he maintained until nowadays.

While Dōma was still a child, his mother had a complete psychotic breakdown. She attacked his father, stabbing him to death in the process because he had numerous extramarital affairs with other female members of the cult they belonged to. She poisoned herself to death right away and committed suicide. Even though he directly witnessed the sadistic revenge murder, which played out right before his eyes, Dōma was merely annoyed by the blood and the mess left behind and revolted by the overpowering smell of blood.

He merely wished to ventilate the space before the smell solidified on the furniture. He encounters Muzan Kibutsuji when he is 20 years old, who turns him into a Demon. Because he consumed so much of Muzan’s blood as part of the transformation, Dōma became an exceptionally powerful Demon.


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The exact reason for this was never actually revealed. We know that DoDōma ma has admired Muzan his whole life and that he was also a very vile and narcissistic person who wanted even more power than he had. Meeting Muzan, he probably “fell in love” with his authority and simply wanted to be like him, so he accepted his proposition. This could also be the reason why he took so much of Muzan’s blood, a feat that could’ve killed him (Muzan’s blood is extremely potent, and even small amounts of it could kill a person if they were not strong enough to bear it), and became so powerful.

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He admired Muzan, and as Muzan promised him more power, he gladly accepted. As we have said, this was not officially confirmed in the series, but based on what we know about Dōma and his personality, it could very well be the reason.

Now, this introduction to Dōma’s history and how he became a Demon was important for you to understand that since he was a human child, Dōma was morbid and strange. He was raised as a deity, which profoundly influenced the corruption of his psyche. He considers himself superior and has absolutely no compassion toward others; it seems like he doesn’t really understand emotions, which is quite intriguing.

Namely, although the other Demons were monsters as well, all of them had at least some grasp of what emotions are and could feel them, even if they were hatred or admiration. Dōma, on the other hand, felt absolutely nothing – he simply acted like he wanted and did what he wanted because it provided a source of pleasure or entertainment for him.

He also had a morbid habit of enjoying pain, whether it is self-inflicted or inflicted by others; his regeneration skills were among the best in the series, so he would never be permanently injured, but he liked that pain. This isn’t directly related to our answer, but it shows how morbid Dōma actually is, which is important for us to understand.


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Namely, it is known that Dōma had the morbid habit of eating – almost exclusively – young women. He probably ate the occasional man occasionally, but his taste for young women was a marked trait of his. This is why his cult members were predominantly women. The reason for this was never revealed officially, but it is assumed that young women provide more nutritional value for Demons because they can nurture babies, and that is what gives Demons more power as well.

Knowing how morbid Dōma is, this could very well be the reason behind his eating practices, although he has never officially confirmed it. The only exception he ever made in this aspect was Inosuke’s mother, whom he found so beautiful that he decided to spare her life, although he would eventually kill her once she tried to escape his cult.

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