Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 9: Is Gyokko Dead?

Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc - Photo Credits: Crunchyroll
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The latest episode of Demon Slayer's ongoing season has finally given closure to Muichiro and Upper Moon Five, Gyokko's fight. However, seeing a deadly demon like Gyokko getting slashed off by a young hashira that too single-handedly is not something easy to digest.

Gyokko has been a threat to the residents of the Swordsmith village for a very long period. However, witnessing the events of the ninth episode of Demon Slayer Season 3, we can say that the demon wasn't as much of a threat as it seemed.

Does Gyokko die in Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 9?

Yes, Gyokko is indeed dead, thanks to the Mist pillar of the Demon Slayer Corps. Gyokko was always after destroying the Swordsmith village as, according to him, if there were no swordsmiths left in the village, the demon slayers would not get their ultimate weapons to fight against the demons.

In the last few episodes, we saw Mist Hashira getting dominated by Gyokko's abilities. In fact, the demon almost killed Muichiro by imprisoning him in a water vase that he summoned using his Blood Demon Art. But Muichiro isn't someone who's easy to defeat as he comes with some immense powers. And that was clearly showcased in the latest episode of the anime series.

Initially, when Muichiro severed Gyokko's head, the demon appeared in his true form in front of him and told him that he was the third human being who had seen him like this. However, he couldn't save himself from the Mist breathing's seventh form that Muichiro used to cut off the demon's head with his blade.

Fans are not satisfied with the fight sequence between Muichiro and Gyokko

Gyokko was the Upper-Rank Five, so every fan expected him to stay in the fight for longer. Moreover, the fight sequences in the Mugen Train film and the Entertainment District Arc raised the expectations of everyone. However, when things did not happen the same way with Gyokko, fans took their disappointment to Twitter. Here are a few tweets that can give you an idea of how badly the fandom took the latest episode's battle: