Aki is one of the main supporting characters of the Chainsaw Man manga and anime. A curious man, Aki was initially very antagonistic towards Denji but would later become his close ally. Now, Aki’s story has already been told on the pages of the Chainsaw Man manga, so we know what happens to him and how his story ends. Still, that doesn’t really stop us from talking about the character, which is why we are going to tell you whether Aki was a Devil, a Fiend, a Hybrid or a Human in Chainsaw Man!
Aki Hayakawa is a unique character in the world of Chainsaw Man, as he was both a human and a Fiend. As a human, Aki was contracted to several Devils throughout his life but was ultimately possessed by the Gun Devil, thus becoming the Gun Fiend. It is in that form that he was ultimately killed in the first part of the Chainsaw Man manga.
The rest of the article will give you some more information on Aki’s evolution as a character in the series, as well as answers to some important questions regarding Aki’s true nature and his overall role in the story of Chainsaw Man. The article is, of course, going to contain spoilers, so we just wanted to warn you.
Is Aki a Devil in Chainsaw Man?
Before we give you a precise answer, let us first explain what Devils in Chainsaw Man actually are. Devils are a race of supernatural creatures that appear all over the world. Devils are born in hell and each of them is born with a name that correlates with something that exists and is feared; they manifest according to the collective consciousness that surrounds their names. Devils that die in Hell reappear in the human world, and vice versa, Devils that die in the human world reappear in Hell, effectively making them immortal.
The main source of food for the Devils is the blood of humans as well as other Devils, and the series has repeatedly replied that Devils become much stronger by consuming blood, especially that of another Devil. Naturally, most are extremely hostile towards both humans and Devils, however, some are relatively friendly and feed by alternative means. A variant of the normal Devils are the Primal Devils and they are those that have names that embody the fears that are found naturally within the human psyche.
A good thing about Chainsaw Man is that we know a lot of the things that are bugging people online, which is why we can officially confirm that Aki was never a Devil on the pages of Chainsaw Man. Sure, he was contracted to several Devils, including the Curse Devil, the Future Devil, and the Fox Devil, but he himself was never a Devil.
Is Aki a Fiend in Chainsaw Man?
Before we give you a precise answer, let us first explain what FIends in Chainsaw Man actually are. Fiends are Devils that have possessed a person’s corpse as a last resort to survive. After becoming a Fiend, a Devil loses a significant portion of their supernatural powers as well as the ability to make contracts with humans. These can be properly identified due to their heads having different shapes.
Fiends have the personality of the Devils that took over their corpses, however, some Devils retain more of the original corpse’s brain than others, leading to their personalities blending. Fiends possess the supernatural abilities of their respective Devils, but to a lesser degree and some of them can temporarily transform into their original Devil forms. They can also restore their health by consuming blood, however, they cannot make contracts with Devils or humans either.
What makes Aki so unique in the world of Chainsaw Man is that he changed throughout the course of the first part of the manga. Namely, as we’ve said, Aki was initially an ordinary human that had contracts with numerous Devils, but he was ultimately killed by the Gun Devil, who then possessed his body and turned him into the Gun Fiend. In that aspect, Aki made a very intriguing transformation that distinguishes him among the other Chainsaw Man characters.
Is Aki a Hybrid in Chainsaw Man?
Before we give you a precise answer, let us first explain what Hybrids in Chainsaw Man actually are. Hybrids (real name unknown) are humans who have the ability to take the form of a Devil and it happens very rarely that a human can merge with a Devil. Furthermore, the only known method of becoming a hybrid is through of a contract. Hybrids have human appearance and consciousness, but can transform into human-Devil hybrids and manifest the supernatural abilities of their respective fused Devils; they are indistinguishable from normal humans as opposed to Fiends, as long as they don’t transform into Devils.
Their strength, speed, and durability increase dramatically after the transformation and they also gain their respective Devil’s ability, furthermore, their transformation usually affects their heads and arms, but skilled hybrids can also transform their legs into weapons. They are capable of restoring their health by consuming blood, much like Devils and Fiends, however, their regenerative abilities are nearly limitless and they can revive if there is an adequate amount of blood to consume, even if their heads are cut off or their hearts removed from their bodies.
As was officially revealed in the manga, Aki was not a Hybrid in Chainsaw Man. We know that Aki had contracts with several Devils the whole time, but he never actually became a Hybrid, as the contracts were of a different nature. He would ultimately end up being killed and possessed by the Gun Devil, which turned him into the Gun Fiend, but he was never a Hybrid.
Is Aki a human in Chainsaw Man?
As far as humans in Chainsaw Man go, there is nothing special we can add to the equation – they are regular human beings and are treated as such. There is really nothing special about humans, save for the fact that their fears are the source of a Devil’s powers and that they can be hosts to various Fiends and Hybrids.
Aki Hayakawa was born a human and he lived as a human his whole life. He became a Public Safety agent and a Demon Hunter. During his career, he had contracts with several Devils, but he himself was never anything more than a human while he was alive. When he was ultimately killed by the Gun Devil, though, his corpse was possessed by the latter, turning Aki into to the Gun Fiend, but at that point – Aki had already been dead.