Power is, along with Denji, one of the protagonists of the Chainsaw Man manga and anime. An oddball character with a lot of quirks, she has proven herself to be a true friend and ally of Denji’s. Although the Chainsaw Man manga is still ongoing, Power’s story has been inactive for some time, and the reasons for that inactivity are directly tied to the topic of this article. Namely, in this article, we are going to explain and reveal whether Power is immortal in the world of Chainsaw Man or whether she can die in the series.
Power is both mortal and immortal in the series. Power, as the Blood Fiend who possessed the body of a young blonde girl, is mortal and was killed by Makima at the very end of Part 1 of the manga. On the other hand, the Blood Devil, who was responsible for Power’s “birth,” is immortal as, after dying, it is sent back to Hell, and if it dies there once again, it will reincarnate in the human world and so on.
The rest of the article will give you some more information on Power’s story in the Chainsaw Man manga and anime, as we are also going to answer the two principal questions that we have posed in the article’s title. This is relevant to understand Power as a standalone character, and that is why we are going to do it. The article is, of course, going to contain spoilers, so we just wanted to warn you.
Is Power immortal in Chainsaw Man?
The answer to this question is actually directly tied to the very nature of Power’s character. Namely, Power is actually the Blood Fiend, and before we answer this, we have to explain what a fiend is. Fiends are Devils that have, as a final option to surviving, taken possession of someone’s corpse. A Devil that turns into a Fiend loses most of their supernatural abilities as well as their capacity to contract with people. These can be distinguished because of the variations in the shape of their heads.
Fiends have the personalities of the Devils who gained control of their corpses, but because different Devils retain different amounts of mind of the original corpse they end up possessing, their personalities meld. Fiends have some of the same supernatural prowess as their corresponding Devils, but only smaller, and some of them have the ability to briefly assume their original Devil forms. Blood can also be used to replenish their health, although they cannot enter into agreements with humans or devils.
Now that you know the basics, we can continue with our elaboration. Namely, as the Blood Fiend, Power is actually the corpse of a blonde female possessed by the Blood Devi. Thereby, both of them are able to continue living in the human world, with the human not having to die and the Devil not having to go to Hell. The only issue here is that if the Fiend is killed, the human dies permanently, whereas the Devil is simply reincarnated back into Hell. This means that Power is both immortal and mortal.
The girl whose corpse the Blood Devil has possessed is already dead and is definitely mortal. The same goes for Power (the Blood Fiend) herself. Namely, when Power is killed, the Blood Fiend in that form dies, and after it reincarnates back into Hell and then the human world, it can either be a standalone Devil, a new Fiend, or a Hybrid, depending on the circumstances, but the Power we knew is definitely dead.
On the other hand, the Blood Devil that is actually behind the Blood Fiend is immortal. Namely, once a Devil is killed in the human world, it is reincarnated back in Hell, where other Devils try to kill it as well (yeah, it’s a pretty difficult life), but the good thing is that if a Devil dies in Hell, it is simply reincarnated back into the human world, and this is an endless, ever-repeating cycle that makes the Devils immortal. And that is why Power is both and is not immortal. Now, let us see what actually happens to her.
What happened to Power in Chainsaw Man? Is she dead?
The events we are about to describe happened in the Control Demon Arc and ended in Chapter 91 of the manga. Makima tells Denji that she invited Power to his apartment and gives him the go-ahead to open the door so she may kill her. Makima viciously kills Power by pointing a finger at her and blowing off her torso, leaving just her legs and head behind as Denji opens the door to see Power waiting outside with a birthday cake for him.
Power was asleep when Makima attacked Denji, but Pochita abruptly roused her and urged her to help Denji. Power is convinced that Makima had killed her previously, but Pochita reassures her that this is only because Denji had drunk her blood earlier.
A little while later, Power leaves Denji’s body as the Blood Fiend, her appearance entirely altered to resemble a demon while also sporting a mask similar to Pochita’s. Makima hits Power while she is disoriented, but Power promptly responds with a stronger attack because of the power boost she received from eating Pochita. Makima then controls her using her army of zombies, shoots off her right arm, and inquires as to how Power is still alive despite having already been put to death.
Power then tries to grab Denji’s body and flee, but Makima shoots her in the back after recognizing that she has little chance of getting away. Makima then offers Power the chance to become Makima’s pet once more in exchange for giving Denji’s body, which Power accepts without hesitation.
Power, though, recalled the connection she had formed with Denji and instead assaulted Makima before fleeing. Makima then gives her army of zombies the order to pursue Power, and although most of the zombies succeed in hurting her, Power eventually retreats into a narrow alleyway. Power asserted that Denji is the lone exception because he was her very first friend, despite her belief that every life is unequally precious, including her own, and that a person’s death is nothing to be sad about.
Power and Denji transform back into their regular selves after managing to get away from Makima and her puppets, and they discover themselves inside a dumpster. Power hugs Denji and tells him that she came to save him when she notices that he is still alive and well. Denji responds that he has already fulfilled all of Power’s dreams and that he is fine.
When he attempts to give up, Power calls him an idiot and a wimp, offers him her blood and strikes a deal with him to aid in taking down Makima. Before vanishing, Power warns Denji that even if a devil perishes, he will just be revived in Hell and reincarnated in the physical world once again. At that point, Power will have no memory of the deceased devil and become Denji’s enemy. Power makes one last plea to Denji to locate the Blood Fiend and transform it back into the original Power so that they can resume their friendship. Her body had vanished and merged with his when Denji eventually awoke. Then, Denji mourns for her by himself.
As you can clearly see, Power is dead in Chainsaw Man, and that death is permanent in the sense that if the Blood Devil ever appears, it will definitely not come back as the Power we all know and love. That Power is, sadly, dead, as she was killed by Makima because Makima was an evil and manipulative person. She attempted to abuse Denji as much as she could while concealing the fact that she was the Control Demon. Denji, who was already under Makima’s influence, opted to become Makima’s pet dog after Aki passed away because he didn’t want to ever again have to make his own judgments. Makima, being the cruel woman she was, decided to take advantage of this by murdering Power, Denji’s last remaining buddy, in front of him. Why?
She wants Denji to suffer, and that is the only justification there is for this. Makima killed Power despite the fact that she posed no threat to her; hence there was really no justification for her actions. She did this because she wanted Denji to endure greater pain. She was unaware that Power would return shortly and that her manipulation would ultimately result in her own death. But, having said all of this, is there – perhaps – a chance that we might see Power once again, especially in the context of the promise that Denji made to her before she disappeared fully?
While Power is undoubtedly dead in Chainsaw Man, her final words do provide some hope for her comeback. Power revealed that a devil will always simply be rejuvenated in Hell and reborn in the physical world, and when that occurs, she will forget all memory of him and turn against Denji. Denji must therefore locate the Blood Fiend after it has been awakened and set it back to its original state so that Power can live again. This looks to be Power’s most likely future in the series, given how crucial she is to the story. Since we are unsure of the pace at which the sequel manga’s story will develop, we still don’t know when that will take place.
And that’s about it, don’t you think? The story of Power and her intrinsic nature ended at one moment, and all we can do is mourn her and ponder about the future. We have clearly explained everything you need to know about Power’s very nature, and from that, we have discussed her story further, but from within the prism of the answer, we have given when we first started. We all know that Power is one of the most popular and beloved Chainsaw Man characters and that people were generally devastated when they saw her go in the manga, which actually makes sense from a fan-driven point of view.
Now, the issue with returning characters in Chainsaw Man is that we don’t actually know how much Fujimoto plans to respect some traditional anime and manga tropes since the story is still relatively new. Bringing back important characters is nothing strange in the world of anime, especially those that are so reliant on supernatural abilities and concepts. We also have to consider the fact that Fujimoto practically killed off all the relevant secondary characters from Part 1 save from Kishibe and Denji, which might prove significant in the future. Until we see what Fujimoto’s plans are, we’ll just have to wait and see, as well as ponder the potential scenarios.