Makima’s end goal might sound good, but it’s unclear if it would work. She says she wants to make the world a better place for people.
But how she wanted to go about it was a mess. This article focuses on part 1 of the manga. So if you haven’t read it yet, please do.
Can Chainsaw Man eat the Death Devil?
If Makima had played her cards right, she might have avoided death at the hands of Denji. He was a loyal dog and would have done anything for her.
But that wasn’t enough for her. Just as membership in the Four Horsemen does not seem to be enough for her.
Thanks to Part 2, we know that Chainsaw Man can weaken and maybe kill a rider. He did it to War/Yoru, and Denji ate Makima while in his human form.
But what about death? Death is the ultimate leveler and also counts as a primal fear. So wouldn’t that make Death the most powerful devil in Chainsaw Man?
We only met one primeval devil in the manga, Darkness, and he owned everyone in this fight. Makima wounded him, but not without getting hit, and she decided to run away with everyone instead of fighting.
No match for the Darkness Devil, Denji had to become cunning to defeat Makima. So how did she expect Chainsaw Man to eat death?
Getting rid of war and hunger makes sense, but we will ruin the earth if no one dies. People need places to live, and without famine, we shouldn’t have to worry about starvation, right?
No, because when death is gone, no animals die either. And hunger is a common fear, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a hunger devil.
What is a primal fear?
Primal fears are something most don’t have to think about. We fear the dark because we fear the unknown.
We fear pain, guns, natural disasters and more because it bleeds back into death and dying. Imagine waking up in an unfamiliar place and tied to a chair.
A person approaches, holding up a gun and a knife. They want you to choose how you die; How are you?
Most would pick the gun and hope the person would shoot them in the head so they can die quickly. But there are areas of the human body where a shallow cut can cause you to bleed to death in seconds.
You can try to be smart or rack your brains and hope someone will save you. But unfortunately, people fear many things, and most of them involve or end in death.
And unlike darkness, death is not something we can outgrow. It’s always there in the back of our minds.