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Devil Hunters (デビルハンター Debiru Hantā?) are individuals (human or otherwise) who, as the name would imply, have taken it upon themselves to fight against Devils whenever a threat related to them should arise in the world.

They tend to use contracts with Devils as a means of standing a chance in combat against their monstrous opponents, giving them a massive advantage over standard law enforcement whenever Devils appear.

Due to Denji's role as a Devil Hunter in both the Private Sector and Public Safety, they play a pivotal role in the story of Chainsaw Man.

Overview[]

Counting the Private Sector Devil Hunters, there are over a thousand Devil Hunters in Tokyo, meaning that being a Devil Hunter is considered a common profession. Devil Hunters that work for the government receive a salary regularly, just like any other government employee, while Private Sector Devil Hunters turn in bounties and do not have a permanent regular salary. Other Devil Hunters may choose to sell Devil corpses in the black market as an alternate way to make more money.

Devil Hunters will also sometimes capture Devils instead of killing them, usually for the purpose of using them to form contracts. The Future Devil is a good example of this. Devil Hunters are also the only people who are allowed by government to form a contract with a Devil.

According to Aki Hayakawa, Devil Hunters are the only ones alongside the police force to be legally allowed to use a gun.

While hunting Devils may allow one to earn considerable amounts of money along with the governmental benefits for those who work at Public Safety, this is considered one of the most dangerous professions in existence. Despite that, it is still a very popular profession, and even schools have Devil hunting clubs for students who seek to become one.

According to Denji, killing a Devil usually makes about 300.000 yen.[1] The Tomato Devil, who is considered very weak, is worth 400.000 yen in the Black Market.[2] The more powerful a Devil is, the more they are worth, with some countries willing to pay from 2 million dollars to anything for the Chainsaw Man and his heart.[3][4]

Relationship with Devils[]

Since many Devil Hunters had their families killed by Devils, a lot of Devil Hunters have a hatred towards Devils and a desire for revenge. This became especially common after the massacre that the Gun Devil caused thirteen years prior to the present day. However, due to how powerful some Devils are, most Devil Hunters end up forming contracts with Devils in order to be more capable of killing them. Some Fiends and Devils also choose to become Devil Hunters and work alongside humans. Because of this, at times a bond can form between humans and their demonic teammates. Some Devils choose to help humanity out of fear of being killed by a Devil Hunter instead of doing so out of their own free will. And last, but not least, all Fiends and Devils who work as Devil Hunters are completely dispensable, if anyone betrays Devil Hunters by allying with other Devils or resigning to their job, Devil Hunters will kill and replace it with another one.

Public Safety Devil Hunters[]

The Public Safety Devil Hunters ( (こう) (あん) のデビルハンター Kōan no Debiru Hantā?), later known as The National Devil Extermination Public Safety Commission, are an organization of government-sanctioned Devil Hunters in Japan who function similarly to a Fire Department or Police Force. They're sent to dispatch Devils in the event of a threat to the public and are tasked with resolving Devil-related incidents on a smaller scale. Though the threat level of the Devils they pursue can vary, they're generally sent after bigger threats than those working in the Private Sector, according to Himeno. To compensate the fact that Devil Hunters from the public bureau are sent after more dangerous Devils than private Devil Hunters, the government gives them more paid days off and other benefits. Despite the benefits, Public Safety, like all departments that work under the goverment, must also do paperwork and always give well-explained and detailed reports about their activities.

Public Safety Devil Hunters are split into several different divisions. A notable division of Public Safety Devil Hunters led by Makima employs individuals who are outliers to most of the organization at large, such as Denji, a living human who previously fused with a Devil and Power, a Fiend.

Public Safety Devil Hunters have a basic dress code. They usually wear formal clothing, such as ties and suits, while Private Sector Devil Hunters do not have to follow a dress code, since they do not work for the government. It is worth noting that the uniforms provided to Public Safety Devil Hunters are reinforced, meaning that the suits provide decent protection to Devil Hunters.

According to Makima, Public Safety has someone who can reattach limbs. This implies that the Public Safety Devil Hunters also have access to better healthcare than civilians and private Devil Hunters.

Tokyo[]

Staff[]

Division 2[]

Special Division 1[]

Special Division 2 and 3[]

Special Division 4[]

Special Division 5[]

First Iteration[]
Second Iteration[]

Special Division 7[]

Kyoto[]

Division 1[]

Miyagi[]

Division 2[]

Private Sector Devil Hunters[]

These Devil Hunters work on their own or in groups with other private Devil Hunters. They are similar to bounty hunters and freelancers, meaning that they are not loyal nor officially employed by any government. They are sometimes also given work by the Public Sector for a certain amount of time. They get paid the price of the bounty on the specific Devil which they capture or kill, however they usually are sent after smaller threats than the Public Safety Devil Hunters, likely because they have less resources and safety due to being self-employed.

There is little to no paperwork required to become a private Devil Hunter, since even high schoolers and children can hunt and kill Devils for money without any legal repercussion. For that reason, it can be assumed that anyone can be a private Devil Hunter for as long as they have the will.

It is considered an obstruction of justice when a Public Safety Devil Hunter kills a Devil which a Private Sector Devil Hunter is already engaged with, this can lead to the Public Safety Devil Hunter being arrested. An example is when Power killed the Sea Cucumber Devil out of thirst for blood when a private Devil Hunter had already reported it to the authorities, however Makima chose to turn a blind eye with the condition of doing great achievements.

Devil Hunter Club[]

Due to how popular being a Devil Hunter is as a profession, some schools have Devil hunting clubs. These students are similar to private Devil Hunters and they usually go on patrols to hunt Devils.

References[]

  1. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 1, Page 2
  2. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 1, Page 3
  3. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 53, Page 17
  4. Chainsaw Man Manga: Chapter 54, Page 9
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