Psychology Breakdown — Enmu in Demon Slayer: The Infinity Train Arc

Vol. 7, Chapter 55, Demon Slayer

Hypnosis

When you think about it, Enmu’s power isn’t just simply being able to make people fall asleep, but to hypnotize his enemies. His two main abilities, Whispers of Forced Unconscious Hypnosis and Eyes of Forced Unconscious Sleep resemble the two types of hypnosis — verbal and non-verbal induction respectively.

The Conscious and Unconscious Mind

Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis believes conscious thoughts act as the surface of the mind, while the unconsciousness act as the deeper part in the mind. According to Freud, one’s unconscious mind controls his/her daily actions, and is based on human values. In fact, it can be explained through verbal slips (also known as Freudian Slips) and dreams.

Appearance and Human Past

Arguably, Enmu could actually be a physician or psychologist in his human past. Unlike most of the other demons, Enmu is dressed in a Western suit. Note that most hypnotism and theories related to sleeping patterns and psychology originate from the West. Therefore, there is a possibility that he was turned into a demon when Muzan was searching for the blue spider lily in Western countries. (Disguising as Westerners and living with families with Western backgrounds may be his signs of interest in widening his scope of search into the West.)

Other Interesting Facts and Thoughts

1. Enmu is the only demon to work with humans under their own will

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