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The Only Two Demons That Muzan Can't Control In Demon Slayer

"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" is a series known for being full of powerful fighters with amazing abilities. From the Beast Breathing technique of Inosuke Hashibira (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Bryce Papenbrook) to Tanjiro Kamado (Natsuki Hanae and Zach Aguilar) and his amazing sense of smell, the protagonists of the show each have several noteworthy abilities that they hone throughout the series.

Aside from the heroes, the antagonists of "Demon Slayer" also have impressive powers. The majority of the villains are demons, and Tanjiro and his fellow demon slayers travel around the world to rid humanity of the supernatural beings. The ruler of the demons, Muzan Kibutsuji (Toshihiko Seki/Greg Chun), is known as the Demon King. He's the progenitor of the demon race, and is the only one able to create new demons. He also has the power to read minds, shapeshift, and even control demons. 

However, even though Muzan is arguably the most powerful demon in existence, he does have some weaknesses as well — and there are two demons he is not able to control.

Muzan can't control two powerful ladies

While Muzan is extremely powerful, he isn't able to control two specific demons like he does most others. One of the demons he can't manipulate is Nezuko (Akari Kitō and Abby Trott), the half-human sister of Tanjiro. According to Comic Book Resources, since Nezuko is able to cling to the humanity she has left, she's also able to block out Muzan's influences.

The second demon that Muzan can't control is the kind and smart Tamayo (Maaya Sakamoto and Laura Post). In the manga, we learn that Muzan turned Tamayo into a demon after promising her that he could cure her from an illness. Tamayo served as his subordinate for years, and when she eventually left his grasp, she devoted her life to creating an antidote that would reverse demon curses. While the explicit reason for her ability to resist Muzan's control isn't stated, it could be due to her impressive intelligence. She's also well over 200 years old, so she's had plenty of time to hone her abilities and become stronger — not to mention that she probably learned quite a bit about Muzan from the years of working under him.

Nezuko and Tamayo are strong in their own ways, but both are able to resist Muzan's evil powers. With Season 2 of "Demon Slayer" coming out later this year, we're excited to see how the two characters develop, and whether or not they cross paths with Muzan again.