Giyu Tomioka, the devoted Pillar of the Demon Slayer Corps, found himself in a difficult situation when he encountered the demon, Muzan Kibutsuji, and his young companion, Nezuko. In spite of his loyalty to the Corps and the code of slaying demons on sight, Giyu allowed Nezuko to live. But what kind of punishment did he receive for this unexpected action? Read on to find out what happened to Giyu, and explore the unusual punishment he received for letting Nezuko live.
The GrimReapers Code of Conduct
At the beginning of Demon Slayer, Giyu Tomioka was faced with an ethical dilemma. He had a duty to kill Nezuko after she had been turned into a Demon, but instead chose to disobey the orders of the organization that he was devoted to, the Demon Slayer Corps. According to the Code of Conduct of the Demon Slayer Corps, Giyu Tomioka should have received a punishment for his disobedience, but received none.
Under the Code of Conduct, any slayer who was to disobey or disregard an order given by a higher-up would be penalized. This punishment could have included expulsion from the corps, or sentencing to indefinite service. However, due to Giyu’s status as an elite Slayer, the punishment was instead left up to his discretion. Giyu instead chose to carry out his duties as a Demon Slayer in spite of this.
This showed a progressive attitude in the code of conduct, where an individual was allowed to disobey an order if they saw it morally wrong. It is a testament to the power of his character, to have been able to sway the decision of even an institutionalized organization like the Demon Slayer Corps. Unsurprisingly, Giyu has now become one of the most popular Demon Slayer characters.
Giyu’s decision to allow Nezuko to live was both brave and admirable, even if it did mean facing one of the most unusual punishments ever handed out. It’s testament to Giyu’s strong will and his loyalty to the codes of the Demon Slayers that he could withstand the terror and confusion of his situation. With his shining example, may we all take the necessary steps to fight for justice, no matter the cost.