Why is Muzan Scared Of Tanjiro?
Demon Slayer: Why is Muzan Scared Of Tanjiro? and What do Hanafuda Earrings mean? (image credit: Ufotable Studios)

Demon Slayer: Why is Muzan Scared Of Tanjiro? and What do Hanafuda Earrings mean?

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Last Updated on July 17, 2022 by Joydeep Ghosh

Muzan Kibutsuji didn’t have any idea about Tanjiro Kamado until Tanjiro sensed the presence of Muzan’s Smell in the capital city.

This was the first time Tanjiro met Muzan in person.

Tanjiro is the only member of the Demon Slayer Corp to come face to face with Muzan.

Tanjiro was carrying a Nichirin Sword. Tanjiro, without any fear, put a hand on Muzan’s shoulder and forced him to turn.

Muzan turned, and Tanjiro was about to use his Nichirin Sword without any hint of fear.

Well, the answer to the question, Why is Muzan Scared of Tanjiro? It is because of the Hanafuda Earrings.

Tanjiro wearing Hanafuda Earrings had a significant impact on Muzan. Muzan was scared seeing a person holding a Nichirin Sword and wearing Hanafuda earrings.

These are the exact earrings worn by a man who defeated Muzan Kibutsuji.

The man who defeated Muzan was Yoriichi Tsugikuni.

The second reason Why is Muzan afraid of Tanjiro? Is that Tanjiro resembles Yoriichi in terms of appearance.

Muzan is the most powerful demon of all. Therefore, he is also known as the King of the Demons.

Muzan is a Demon with the ability to turn people into a demon.

In the article below, let us see in detail Why does Muzan fear Tanjiro?

Why is Muzan Scared Of Tanjiro?

The second reason Muzan is sacred to Tanjiro is the resemblance of Tanjiro with Yoriichi.

Yoriichi is the most powerful Demon Slayer of all time. Yoriichi defeated Muzan single-handedly. Yoriichi was in a state of selflessness while fighting Muzan.

Why does Muzan fear Tanjiro? What do Hanafuda Earrings mean?

Why does Muzan fear Tanjiro?
Why does Muzan fear Tanjiro? (image credit: Ufotable Studios)

Hanafuda Earrings are the reason Why Muzan fears Tanjiro.

Hanafuda Earrings are the earrings passed on to the users of Sun breathing from generation to generation.

Now the question arises Why does Tanjiro has the Hanafuda Earrings?

Tanjiro inherited the pair of Hanafuda Earrings from his father, Tanjuro Kamado.

Tanjuro Kamado also inherited the pair of Hanafuda Earrings from his father.

Tanjuro Kamado was also a user of Sun Breathing. Tanjuro was born with a faint mark on his forehead(Demon Slayer Mark).

Tanjuro’s words for Tanjiro were:

“Tanjiro, this ceremonial dance and pair of earrings, I wish for them to be passed down to you. This is my gift.”

This is how Tanjiro received the Hanafuda Earrings and some knowledge about the Sun Breathing.

Why is Muzan afraid of Tanjiro? (MediaScrolls Theory)

Muzan is afraid of Tanjiro because of the Scar on his forehead. This is the same mark that Yoriichi had.

All the users of Sun Breathing have this mark.

This mark is called the Demon Slayer Mark. However, Tanjiro was not born with this mark.

Why is Muzan Afraid of Tanjiro?

Why is Muzan Afraid of Tanjiro?
Why is Muzan Afraid of Tanjiro? (image credit: Ufotable Studios)

Tanjiro received a request for a new mission. So he set on his journey for the new mission with Nezuko.

Tanjiro and Nezuko, while on this journey, reached the Capital.

This was the first time Tanjiro saw a big city.

The big cities came a lot further than he expected.

It was nighttime, but it was still so bright. Tanjiro was entirely overwhelmed by seeing this.

Tanjiro was hungry, so he found a shop and ordered Udon.

As soon he was starting to eat, he suddenly sensed a scent. 

It was the same scent that Tanjiro found at his house after he found out that his family was slaughtered.

It was the scent of Muzan Kibutsuji.

Why is Muzan Afraid of Tanjiro?
Why is Muzan Afraid of Tanjiro? (image credit: Ufotable Studios)

Tanjiro followed this scent and countered Muzan.

Tanjiro was about to use his sword on Muzan, but he saw a child and woman with Muzan.

Muzan lived a completely Normal life among humans after taking so many lives.

This was the first time any Demon Slayer came in contact with Muzan Kibutsuji, knowing he was a Demon.

Tanjiro is the only Demon Slayer in Decades to come in contact with Muzan. 

None of the Hashira had ever encountered Muzan or Kokushibo.

Muzan saw the Hanafuda Earrings. These Hanafuda Earrings are the same earrings which were passed on to the users of Sun Breathing.

Yoriichi defeated Muzan by using Sun Breathing.

Sun Breathing is the most powerful breathing technique of all.

All the other breathing techniques are weak imitations of this Breathing technique.

Muzan knew that a user of Sun Breathing could kill him.

Also, Tanjiro told Muzan, No matter where you go; I promise you won’t escape me.

So, Muzan sent demons after the boy with Hanafuda Earrings.

Muzan is the most powerful Demon. So if Muzan had a chance to kill Tanjiro at that time, why didn’t he kill Tanjiro?

Let us know in the comment section your theories and thoughts on this question.

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