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|“||I'm a nice guy so I can't just leave you alone.||„|
|~ Doma to Gyuutarou|
|“||There is no heaven or hell in this world, Those places don't exist. They're nothing but human fantasies, fairytale. And how do i know that? In really, human who live virtuously and decently suffer irratio-nal tragdies. While evil people do what thay want, because they life insane, interesting life and drink sweet nectar. Since these people are not getting divine punish-ment, at the very least they'll go to hell when they die. That's what mentality people have to think, or they wouldn't be able to life with themselves, right? They keep it deep It their mind, human are so pitiful.||„|
|~ Doma to Kanao and Inosuke.|
Doma (in Japanese: 童磨, Dōma is a major antagonist in the manga/anime series, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. He is a powerful Demon under Muzan Kibutsuji and the Upper Moon Two (formerly Six) of the Twelve Demon Moons.
He is the leader of a cult named the Eternal Paradise and is responsible for the deaths of Inosuke Hashibira's mother, Kotoha, and Kanae Kocho, the elder sister of Shinobu Kocho and the adoptive older sister of Kanao Tsuyuri. As a result, he is the archenemy of Shinobu, Kanao and Inosuke.
Doma is a large, muscular being with rainbow eyes and platinum hair (though some colored panels depict his hair as blonde). The number two is written on both of his eyes. He also appears to have nails colored blue.
He is mostly seen wearing robes colored in red with a hat on top and white ,pants with a golden belt.
|“||To you, there is no joy, delight, anguish, pain. In fact there is nothing but voidness. Pathetic. Really foolish. You, why in the world are you even born?||„|
|~ Kanao Tsuyuri provoking Douma|
Doma is a nihilistic, calculating, disturbing, psychopathic and condescending individual who pretends to be outwardly friendly. Unable to comprehend human emotions, he admits that even during his human days, the entire concept of emotion itself was completely alien to him. Aware that this is abnormal, Doma compensates his empty "heart" with lies, learning to fake his emotions enough to deceive all but the most keen observers. But when he encountered a woman named Kotoha, he spared the woman out of curiosity, was even going to keep her alive until she would reach an old age - until Kotoha discovered his unholy secret. Kotoha attempted to run away from Doma but was futile: she was killed and eaten just like all other hapless female victims before her. Although Doma might have had feelings towards her to some degree, it was no more than mere possessiveness.
A special feature of Doma is his favor in targeting female humans to devour, believing it is an act to absolve them. While he may appear caring toward his comrades, he doesn't feel genuine grief over their deaths, since he sees his followers as nothing but pitiful pests below him. This heavily contrasts his colleague, Akaza, who refused to eat women, much to his confusion and disbelief.
These traits implies that Doma is a psychopath: he shows a general lack of empathy since he was a child, despite an outward charismatic appearance.
Doma rarely acts anything but relaxed and serene to highlight how disturbing he is. Even as a human, when his mother violently murdered his father before killing herself, his only priority was airing the room out from stench of blood emitted by his dead parents. This is up to the point where he doesn't feel anything even when his crimes ultimately caught up with him and lost his own life.
Ever since his birth, Doma was hailed as a supernatural presence by his parents and his followers in the Eternal Paradise cult dedicated to him, since Doma was born with a pair of poly-chromatic eyes. However, Doma was born to be a sociopath who showed or felt no emotions, and he only saw his followers as foolish and pitiful worms begging him for mercy.
When Doma was a boy, his mother killed his father after finding out he had been cheating on her, before she took her own life. However, Doma remained unfazed by the deaths of his own parents.
When he was 20 years old, Doma met Muzan Kibutsuji, who granted him power and turned him into a demon. Soon, Doma began eating people, especially female, under the name of absolution. He single-mindedly believed that those he devoured will live forever with him. He continued to serve as the leader of the Eternal Paradise cult as its leader, of which he kept in no more than 250 membership to avoid being discovered.
A century ago before the main story started, Doma was promoted into the rank of Upper Moon Six, before his later promotion into the Upper Moon Two. One day, when he walked into the street of Red Light District, he accidentally encountered Gyuutarou and a dying Daki, as the former spitefully vowed to seek vengeance for his dear sister and the mistreatment the siblings suffered. Sensing their despair, Doma offered a chance to him and turned both Gyutaro and Daki into demons.
Fifteen years before the story started, Doma met a woman named Kotoha, who is Inosuke Hashibira's mother, and left her family with her baby son fed up with the abuse of her husband and mother-in-law. Doma invited Kotoha into the Eternal Paradise cult for sanctuary. He decided to spare her because of being impressed by her beautiful face and her sweet singing voice.
However, one night, Kotoha accidentally encountered Doma who was devouring his victims. Unable to explain, Doma decided to finish Kotoha off and chased her to the cliff. Kotoha threw her son into the river to protect him, before Doma devoured her. Inosuke survived after being raised by a female boar.
Later, in an undated period of time, Doma was promoted to Upper Moon Two and killed Kanae Kocho, the elder sister of Shinobu Kocho, and thus became her bitter arch-enemy.
Red Light District Arc
Doma was first seen in the main story during the Upper Moon meeting in the Dimensional Infinite Fortress, after the deaths of Daki and Gyuutarou, the duo of Upper Moon Six. Doma sarcastically mocked Akaza, the Upper Moon Three, causing the latter to get infuriated and sliced Doma's head in half. Their argument was stopped by Kokushibou, who sliced off an arm of Akaza for breaking the law of Upper Moon's hierarchy and calmed both of them down. Spitefully, Akaza challenged Kokushibou and Doma before he left.
After the meeting was over, Doma returned to the base of his cult under Nakime's escort.
Dimensional Infinite Fortress Arc
After the war in the Dimensional Infinite Fortress broke out, Doma resided near a lotus pool waiting for the arrival of a vengeful Shinobu Kocho. Ignoring her poison, Doma killed her and devoured her as a whole, unknowing it was already a set up of Shinobu ever since the beginning, as for years she had absorbed a 37 kilogram of Wisteria Flower Poison into her body, about seventy times the lethal and deadly enough to finish Doma off.
After killing Shinobu, Doma confronted Kanao Tsuyuri, who pointed out Doma was unable to feel emotions. Shocked and infuriated, Doma proceeded into attacking Kanao and was about to kill her, but Inosuke interrupted him and saved Kanao. After discovering Shinobu's death at Doma's hands, Inosuke furiously attacked him. Doma then recognized Inosuke as the son of Kotoha because of their shared similarity in physical appearance, and revealed that he murdered Kotoha, whom he believed to have live in a hollowed life.
Doma's revelation caused Inosuke to become horrified and enraged. Angrily saying how fortunate he was to find his sworn enemy, Inosuke vowed to kill Doma in order to avenge his mother and friends, as he and Kanao attacked Doma. However, Dima managed to overpower the two Demon Slayers until suddenly, the Wisteria Flower Poison in Shinobu's corpse took effect and started to melt Doma's body.
Unable to fight back, Doma realized he was tricked but it was too late. He was soon decapitated by the combined force of Kanao and Inosuke, avenging Shinobu and her family. Trying to struggle for survival like Akaza, but lacking indomitable willpower as Akaza had, Doma's head slowly disintegrated and he met Shinobu's soul in the limbo, holding his severed head. Shinobu had refused to pass onto heaven until she personally saw to Doma's death.
Ironically, Doma discovered that he was in the afterlife he once tried hard to deny, and he finally began to exhibit some emotion. He claimed that he fell in love with Shinobu and invited her to be his company to Hell. However, Shinobu, with her face still smiling (albeit dumbfounded), gleefully rejected and cursed Doma one last time as the latter was condemned into Hell off-screen.
In the Dimensional Infinite Fortress, Inosuke happily stepped on Doma's ashes to spite him, finally avenging his mother as well in the process.
Powers and Abilities
Having held the position of Upper Rank 2, Doma is considered to be the third strongest Demon in the series. His combination of battle techniques and skill is powerful enough to overwhelm and defeat Shinobu, the previous Insect Hashira, without any difficulty and he is also noted to have defeated Kanae Kocho, the previous Flower Hashira, in the past. According to Doma, Akaza, Upper Rank 3, would have no chance in defeating him in battle. Considering this, Doma can be presumed to be an extremely powerful Demon, even though he isn't seen fighting seriously until he is severely weakened by Shinobu's poison. He displayed immense speed by stealing Kanao's sword from her hands and Inosuke's mask from his head, moving away before they even noticed the items were gone.
|“||So do you want to become a demon like me... And maybe join the ranks of the Twelve Kizuki?||„|
|~ Doma to Shabana Siblings.|
|“||Life is precious. You must treasure it.||„|
|~ Doma to Shabana Siblings.|
|“||You're all my important comrades. I don't want to be without any of you.||„|
|~ Doma to Akaza.|
|“||You know... I have spoken to many girls, but... This is the first time I've talked to such an unkind girl as you. Why do you say such spiteful things?||„|
|~ Doma to Kanao Tsuyuri|
|“||Well, Shinobu, what about you going to Hell with me?||„|
|~ Douma's final words as he met Shinobu in the afterlife|
- Doma's name contains the kanji for "child" ( dō童) and (ma磨), which can mean 'polish', 'grind', or 'improve'.