Facts About Makima! All Questions Answered! - ** OtakuHermit (2023)

She is the focal point of Chainsaw Man. While discussing anything about the manga, it’s impossible not to include Makima. Heck, she even scored far higher than Denji in the popularity poll in Japan. For a character having such great role in a series, there are questions too that we need answers of.

There are countless facts about Makima, some are less important, but most questions are mysterious enough to gather attention and then the need for answers become mandatory. So, in this post, I’ll try to explain most of the facts related to the most enigmatic characters of Chainsaw Man, Makima


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1 How Strong Is Makima?

2 Can Makima Control Denji?

3 Does Denji End-up With Makima?

4 Can Makima Control The Gun Devil?

5 Does Makima Die?

5.1 Why Can’t She Die?

6 Is Makima Immortal?

7 Why Did Makima Kill Power?

8 Why Did Makima Kill Aki?

9 Why Did Makima Try To Kill Denji?

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How Strong Is Makima?

She is the only Devil Hunter who is feared even by the higher-ups. She is the Satoru Gojo of Chainsaw Man. I would be humiliation to talk about her strengths. Aside from physical prowess, she is extremely intelligence.

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From making plans to kill the Gun Devil, to initiate a New World-Order, she did everything alone without anyone knowing. Isn’t it funny that even being a Devil she works for the Devil Hunter Association?

There is a high chance that she also controls the higher-ups and persuades them to take decision according to her Will. But, it’s quite hard to explain her techniques; she can remotely squash enemy just by knowing their names, she can recover herself from bullet hits, she also also kill anyone with just pointing her finger onto them. She can hear anyone whom she wants to, and last but not the least, it’s almost impossible to kill her.

Can Makima Control Denji?

I have conflicting opinion about this. Makima never let anyone come close to her as she let Denji. There could be two reasons behind this:

(1) First is that her technique doesn’t work on Denji since he is the Chainsaw Devil. Hence, she took seduction as the way to control him.
(2) Second is about letting Denji experience the worst. She wanted him to experience the best of all and then suddenly throw him into despair.

I cannot recall any moment where she ordered Denji to do something by force. From the beginning until the end, she used her subtle seduction techniques to lure him into her plans. And never letting him know the consequences of everything that he was doing.

Does Denji End-up With Makima?

This is the funniest question LOL! Chainsaw Man is not a romance series where guys choose girls, etc, etc.

Denji’s age depiction in the manga is such that at that age any guy would want to spend their time with a beautiful girl. He was attracted to Makima not because he “loved” her, but she was the first female to appear, and also the first to embrace him wholeheartedly.

If his love was so strong for Makima, then he would never fall for Reze or even have few emotions for Himeno. This argument can go on-and-on, but, the answer is more than obvious!

Yes, Denji ends up killing Makima. Denji ending-up with Makima as life partner? Hell No! Power is more suitable for that.

Can Makima Control The Gun Devil?

Makima always decides to stay away from these three Devils:
(1) Darkness Devil
(2) Chainsaw Devil
(3) Gun Devil

These three Devils are far two powerful for her to control them. Or else why would she control so many Devil Hunters and other Fiends only to defeat the Gun Devil?

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Even when she unleashed countless Devil behind the Gun Devil, it was able to escape from the scene only to be killed by Denji’s Chainsaw. She had to escape from the Darkness Devil as it was furiously pinning down Makima. Hardly any of her technique worked on the Darkness Devil. And, I don’t think I have to mention the Chainsaw Devil’s prowess.

Does Makima Die?

The hottest question on Makima is about her death! So, I won’t take your time. Yes, Makima dies after she is slashed by Denji! For more elaborate discussion:

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How Did Denji Kill Makima! What Happens After Her Death? SPOILERS!!

Why Can’t She Die?

Before it was revealed that Makima is the Control Devil, I was astonished after seeing her recovering from heavy wounds and also killing enemies remotely. Back then I thought that she might have contract with some really powerful Devil or maybe even God!

Though the secret behind her near instant revival was never revealed in the manga, I have a solid explanation on this:

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See, let’s take us Humans as example here. Why does someone needs to rush to Hospital when they injure their knee? Because they don’t have control over their recovery process. If there was a mechanism where we could simply regenerate everything as it was before, Hospitals would have never existed!

In Makima’s case too, since she is the Control Devil, controlling everything in her body might not be a problem at all. Hence, that’s how she cheated death each and every time she was critically injured or even shot many times.

In a manga panel it’s also revealed that she has died at least more than 25 times. So, dying must not be a new thing for her at this point!

Is Makima Immortal?

The Devils’ rule says that each and every Devil is immortal. Well, sort of! What happens in reality is that when a Devil dies in Human Realm, they are transferred to Hell where they spent quite a long time(Never revealed how much time).

Then, after their time in Hell is complete, the same Devil takes birth in Human Realm again. But, this time everything is different! The Devil has no memories of their past life in Human Realm. Everything changes, from their personality to their physical appearance.

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The above image is of the reincarnated Makima whose name is Nayuta. Everything other than her eyes is different! Her hair color is black, she doesn’t know who Denji is, and she also doesn’t have any dream of controlling the whole world. But, what’s same is her being surrounded by dogs.

Why Did Makima Kill Power?

When Makima killed Power in Chapter 91, CSM community including me showered Makima with curses and finally declared the worst character in the whole series. Her cruel approach to kill everyone one-by-one triggered even the ones who loved Makima from the beginning of the series!

But, what’s her reason behind killing Power?

Why Did Makima Kill Power?

Makima killed Power because she wanted Denji to experience the ultimate Hell. She wanted to take everything Denji considers close.
I’m sure, if Himeno didn’t die back in the Katana Man Arc, Makima could have killed her too!

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Power’s death was the last straw for Denji. He finally lost himself. That too was Makima’s plan. To unleash the real Chainsaw Devil that resided inside Denji. She was of course successful, but as we all know Karma always retaliates in the most unexpected way, and that’s what happened with Makima too.

Why Did Makima Kill Aki?

From the beginning until the end, Makima used everyone as the stepping stone to achieve her selfish dream. Well, what can you expect from a Devil? Aki is hands down the more tortured soul in the whole Chainsaw Man series.

He lost everything. His family, best buddy, and the new family he was building with Denji and Power. From what I can recall, Aki was the only character who had contract with three Devils. In simple terms, we can say that the Gun Devil incident took away not only his family but also the desire to live.

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So, the question still lies:

Why Did Makima Kill Aki?

Makima Killed Aki because she wanted his Devil’s power to defeat the Gun Devil.

After losing Fox Devil, he made contract with the Future Devil. And, to fight against a powerful Devil like Gun Devil, seeing the Future is quite handy! Hence, Makima at first controlled Aki and then killed him to take control of the Future Devil’s power.

In conclusion, Aki was the type of personality that a Devil like Makima always wanted. A person with a sad past and the one who is easy to control. Aki said that it was Makima who took him under the Devil Hunter Association, so anyway he already owed Makima quite a lot!

Why Did Makima Try To Kill Denji?

Before understanding this whole situation, let’s take a step back and ask some questions about Makima. As you know, Makima is the Control Devil, and being the physical manifestation of Control, she will try everything to bring everything under her “Control.”

The very basic reason why Makima wants to kill Denji is because of her dream to re-awaken the Chainsaw Devil that resided inside Denji. As a Devil she is also a “fan” of the Chainsaw Devil, and since the Chainsaw Devil can erase anything from existence just by eating it, bringing it under control was the best option Makima had to full her so-called dream.

I have a completely different theory that may also have a tiny place in the main story. Okay, if you have read the manga, you’ll observe that there are only two characters in the series who don’t like to follow orders. The first one is Power, and there’s Denji. Though Power stays a bit scared in Makima’s presence, in normal circumstances she is more airheaded than anyone else. Denji on the other hand doesn’t listen to anything anyone has to say.

He doesn’t follow Makima’s orders because he is afraid of her, he is soft towards her because he likes her, and also the “special” treatment that Makima gives to him.

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Now let’s compare two timeline of the story:

(1) The Final arc.
(2) The beginning of the series. The time before Denji acquired Pochita and was just a kid. You might have seen that scene in the trialer!

At the end of the series, Kishibe asked Makima about why was she doing such horrible things. Her reply to him was, “I want to end everything that’s negative in this world.” For the first time this statement might let you feel that Makima’s dream is for a better world! But, there’s more to it than just establishing a error-free world.

The root of her dream is to “Control” everything and steer the whole world as she likes. In the process she would remove anything that didn’t abide by her rules.

Since Denji killed his Father when he was a kid, he unconsciously fell in the wrong side of Makima’s “Good-Bad Filter.” Hence, that’s what I think is the basic reason behind her intense hatred towards Denji. The other reason could be Denji being the Chainsaw Devil and too powerful to ever be controlled!

Do you have anything else in you mind regarding these theories? Comment below and let’s share some thoughts!

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What are some fun facts about Makima? ›

Makima is one of the strongest individuals in the world of Chainsaw Man thanks to her physical and supernatural abilities as a devil, along with her cunning and manipulative personality. She is feared by humans, fiends and devils all around the world, which increases her powers as a devil.

What is Makima true goal? ›

Her ultimate goal is to lead a happy life with Pochita, which is interesting given that she's a control Devil and is incapable of forming meaningful relationships.

Who is Makima in love with? ›

Chainsaw Man's love interest is Makima.

The two meet after Denji takes over the mantle of Chainsaw Man, and he instantly falls in love. Not only is she attractive, but before that, no person had ever been as good to Denji as her.

What type of devil is Makima? ›

As the story progresses, Makima reveals herself to be the Control Devil. The Control Devil embodies the fear of control or conquest and is one of the most powerful and dangerous ones in the series.

What is the age of Makima? ›

As revealed in the manga, Makima is the Control Devil, meaning that she does not really age. As for her physique, she seems to be in her early twenties, somewhere around 22–25 years old. But, if we were to guess the Control Devil's age, we'd have to say she's at least 79 years old.

What is Makima's weakness? ›

Chainsaw Man Makima Weakness

But Denji was able to ultimately take her down by being able to game her heightened sense of smell, which she used to recognize people. He interrupted the benefit of her contract by stopping her from regenerating using the devil's blood.

Is Makima a hero? ›

Makima is the false deuteragonist and the main antagonist of the Chainsaw Man manga/anime series, serving as the main antagonist of the Public Safety Saga and a posthumous antagonist in the Academy Saga.

Who kills Makima? ›

Denji in his human form was the one who consumed Makima, not Chainsaw Man, so he only ended up killing her and not erasing her existence completely. This is the reason why the Control Devil still exists and was reincarnated in the world as Nayuta.

Who has a crush on Denji? ›

Despite her fake crush on Denji, Reze somewhat reciprocated his feelings towards her, and felt similar to him since they had both never been to school. Although using more manipulative type of fighting, she seems to not enjoy killing or harming others and prefers to avoid it, unless it's necessary for her mission.

Who is Denji's girlfriend? ›

Denji's first love interest in the series was Makima. While she was later revealed to be the Control Devil, he still couldn't stop loving her.

Does Makima love Denji or not? ›

She is only obsessed with his powers and considers him to be her pet, and the show made us witness how much Denji enjoys that. As shown in Chainsaw Man, Makima certainly does not love Denji at all, and this has to sink into the minds of all the firm believers of the rumor that she loves him.

Is Makima pure evil? ›

However, Makima can never be seen as a Pure Evil Demon, and it shows that Makima wants family love. What Makima really wanted was to build an equal, family-like relationship with someone other than herself.

What is Makima the leader of? ›

Makima is the main antagonist of the manga series Chainsaw Man. She is the leader of the Public Safety Devil Hunter organization who, initially acts as a helpful ally towards the protagonist, Denji, by taking him under her wing.

Who raised Makima? ›

Despite her past that is surrounded by enigma and mystery, it is revealed that in the final chapter of 97, Makima used to be an innocent demon, shown with her latest incarnation in the form of Nayuta, but was raised by the Japanese government into becoming a ruthless, cold and no-nonsense woman without learning any ...

What Zodiac is Makima? ›

As a Scorpio zodiac sign, Makima was full of passion and embraced challenges in all areas of her life. This fire can be taken to the extreme though and she could become angry or hostile when she didn't get what she wanted.

What day is Makima's birthday? ›

The enigmatic Makima in the Chainsaw Man anime comes in at number seven with a birthdate of January 7. She's the head of Division 4 of the Public Safety Devil Hunters Bureau with rather strange powers to boot.

Is Makima the strongest devil? ›

The Control Devil, also known as Makima, a high-ranking member of Public Safety, is one of the most powerful Devils in existence. Unlike most devils, Makima appears human, though she is not a Fiend nor a Hybrid. Makima's powers allow her to control others she deems inferior to herself.

Does Makima have a pet? ›

While many of her dogs are unnamed (so far), it is revealed that she perhaps has a sweet tooth as she has two dogs named Tiramisu and Custard.

Why is Makima power scared? ›

Power has always had a deep fear of Makima, likely due to her prowess as the Control Devil. Even now, Makima's unsettlingly calm commands cut through Power like butter. Makima offers Power a chance to be her pet again if she hands over Chainsaw Man, immediately turning the worry in Power's eyes to excitement.

Does Makima smoke? ›

Chainsaw Man Facts #11 Makima smokes "hi-fights," probably a reference to the Japanese tobacco brand "hi-lite."

What is Makima's secret? ›

In the Manga, Makima reveals she is a member of the Four Horsemen, a group of very powerful devils. The Four Horsemen include the Death Devil, War Devil, Control Devil, and Hunger Devil. As a member, Makima can remember the names of the devils devoured by Chainsaw Man.

Is power scared of Makima? ›

Power has always had a deep fear of Makima, (likely due to her prowess as the Control Devil). Even with Power's personality, Makima's unsettlingly calm commands cut through Power easily.

Is Makima a hybrid? ›

Is Makima a fiend or a hybrid? Makima is neither a fiend or a hybrid or a human with devil contract. Instead, she is the control devil who has a human like apperance.

Is Makima a war devil? ›

The Control Devil assumed the identity of a human, Makima, who became the head of Special Division 4 in the Public Safety. The War Devil took the form of an owl before possessing Asa Mitaka, where she was later renamed as Yoru.

When Makima dies? ›

Yes, Makima dies in the Control Devil Arc of Chainsaw Man. She turns out to be the Control Devil, a Devil who embodies the fear of control over others. All her care, gentleness, and love for others turn out to be nothing more than a charade, and soon after Aki's death, she starts to reveal her true self.

How did Makima survive? ›

She survives getting shot in the head thanks to an unknown ability or contract and then kills some of the assailants thanks to a different ability that requires her to sacrifice criminals condemned to life in prison.

What happens after Makima death? ›

Sure enough, shortly after Makima's death, the Control Devil quickly found herself reincarnated on Earth in the form of a girl named Nayuta. She was entrusted to Denji to raise up and ensure she doesn't go bad in the same way Makima did.

Who married Denji? ›

Unfortunately, Denji doesn't end up with anyone in 'Chainsaw Man'. There have been three love interests for Denji, but all three of them have used him for their gain. Denji is a person who needs love and affection and he is willing to do anything to get it.

Who betrayed Denji? ›

Denji is betrayed by the yakuza, who kill him for a contract with the Zombie Devil. Pochita makes a contract with Denji, merging with him as a human-devil Hybrid, under the condition that Denji shows his dreams to Pochita.

Is Power Denji's girlfriend? ›

Power. Power and Denji don't have a very romantic relationship, instead more so an awkward sibling relationship. While he finds Power attractive, it doesn't take long for the two to butt heads. Upon their first meeting, she makes a deal with Denji that if he's able to retrieve her cat, she'll let him feel her up.

Who bit off Denji's tongue? ›

After a few moments, Denji falls backwards, and it is revealed Reze bit off his tongue. Reze then slits Denji's throat and he moves to try and pull his cord, however she swiftly slices off his hand before he can.

What is Denji's pet name? ›

Chainsaw Man tells the story of Denji, who is forced into a life of killing devils to pay off his debts to the yakuza. To do this, he utilizes a pet devil of his own named Pochita.

What color is Denji's hair? ›

Denji has scruffy blonde hair. He has brown eyes and bags underneath, resulting in a dazed and tired expression. His teeth are noticeably sharp and angular.

Who is Denji best friend? ›

His best friend is a Devil dog named Pochita that Denji saved by giving the wounded demon some of his blood to heal, unintentionally forming a contract with the demon. When the Yakuza betrays Denji and sacrifices him to their master the Zombie Devil, Pochita becomes Denji's heart and revives him as the Chainsaw Devil.

Is Pochita the most powerful Devil? ›

Without a doubt, Pochita, aka the Chainsaw Devil, is the most powerful devil in the Chainsaw Man franchise. Even though it might appear like many devils can overpower Chainsaw Man, none of his defeats are permanent.

Can Makima beat the darkness devil? ›

However Makima is shown to be stronger in this ability, as she can heavily damage the Darkness Devil only by pointing her finger at him.

Is Makima abusive? ›

Like some real life abusers do, Makima basically constructed a master plan to cut out virtually everyone important out of his life and to make sure they can't stop her, including even friends of close ones, like Angel. The only ones who aren't cut out are Kishibe and Kobeni, whom she didn't really perceive as threats.

How did Makima get defeated? ›

Makima had always underestimated Denji and was obsessed with the Chainsaw devil within him. This obsession with Pochita led her to drop her guard and let the actual Denji defeat her by shredding her with a chainsaw he managed to create out of the blood contract he had made with Power.

What is Makima personality? ›

Makima was an unhealthy INTJ personality type. She was convinced that she was right and was closed-minded to other points of view, no matter how they were presented to her. Carrying a certain arrogance, it's clear that she thought she was better than everyone else.

How many dogs did Makima have? ›

2 She Owns A Total Of Seven Dogs (Eight, Including Denji)

Being the cold, manipulative devil of domination, it seems a bit out of character for Makima to have a soft spot for animals that many would assume are "beneath" her.

What type of villain is Makima? ›

Makima is the false deuteragonist and the main antagonist of the Chainsaw Man manga/anime series, serving as the main antagonist of the Public Safety Saga and a posthumous antagonist in the Academy Saga.

What does Makima turn into? ›

Reflection and Conversion: It is stated by Makima herself that after making a contract with the Japanese Prime Minister, any attacks that will be inflicted by Makima herself will be converted into some kind of illness for the Japanese people or at the very least, having their deaths dismissed as accidents.

Is Makima a devil or a hybrid? ›

Is Makima a fiend or a hybrid? Makima is neither a fiend or a hybrid or a human with devil contract. Instead, she is the control devil who has a human like apperance.

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