Makima is one of the principal characters of the Chainsaw Man manga and anime. Makima seemed to be a very odd protagonist, but she turned out to be a major antagonist in the series. Makima’s story in Chainsaw Man is known and we know how it ends. Although it is not impossible for her to reappear later, for now, the character is in the history books, but that doesn’t mean we cannot talk about her. In this article, we are going to tell you whether Makima was a Devil, a Fiend, a Hybrid or a Human in Chainsaw Man!
Makima was a Devil in Chainsaw Man, i.e., more precisely – the Control Devil. Devils can take the shape of normal human beings which is why Makima was so successful in hiding her true nature in the series. This is why people speculated that she might be something else, but Makima was the Control Devil in Chainsaw Man, as has been officially confirmed.
The rest of the article will give you some more information on Makima’s evolution as a character in the series, as well as answers to some important questions regarding Makima’s true nature and her 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 Makima 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.
There have been a lot of stories about Makima and her true nature in Chainsaw Man but it was ultimately confirmed that Makima was a devil the whole time. She was, in fact, the Control Devil, a very powerful Devil that caused a lot of trouble in the background. No overly detailed history was provided for her at this moment, which is why we don’t know the genesis of the character, but we do know that Makima was definitely a devil.
Is Makima 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.
Makima is not a Fiend in Chainsaw Man, that was proven throughout the first part of the manga. We do know that Fiends look somewhat like humans, but since Makima looked completely human, there is no way that she could’ve been a Fiend. On top of that, it is known that the body she was living in was not the corpse of a woman looking like Makima.
Is Makima 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, Makima was not a Hybrid in Chainsaw Man. We know that Makima was the Control Devil the whole time, so there was absolutely no way for her to be a Hybrid as well as a Devil at the same time. Her human appearance was not explained, but she did not make a contract with a girl to become a Hybrid as far as it is known at this moment.
Is Makima 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.
As we know now, Makima was not a human. She had a completely human appearance and that was her striking feature, but we now know that Makima was actually the Control Devil all the time. Why she looked like a human is not known at this moment, but that seems to be a trait of the Control Devil, as the reincarnated version is likewise a human girl.