We analyze the mind of the protagonist of Chainsaw Man, one of the most interesting Shonen characters.
It’s no secret that Denji has a very unique and complex personality, for although he is a contract killer, he is also a kind and good-natured boy. However, due to his difficult past, he has had several problems that have affected you a lot today and they have been reflected in their attitude and way of thinking.
While this dark comedic anime has been praised for its humor and action sequences, it also has some deep psychological themes that can be addressed. For this reason, in the following information we enter Denji’s mindwho in addition to being the protagonist of the story, is also one of the most interesting characters of all.
post traumatic stress disorder
Whereas Denji has witnessed the death of his father and has lived in constant danger, has developed post-traumatic stress disorder. After the abandonment of his mother, the loss of his father and the debt that led him to kill other people with his chainsaw, this psychological problem occurs in dreams, thoughts and sudden acts of violence.
low self esteem and depression
He often feels inferior to others, even when he is successful in his missions. This insecurity manifests itself in many ways throughout history and it seems that everything is due to his pastsince he was raised as a mediocre student in an orphanage.
Denji never had a quiet life until Makima arrived to adopt him. The frustration for pay off debts by selling your organs and working so hard eliminating demons have led to great stress and frustration about his goals.
Denji is addicted to blood and dating, but unlike humans with a normal life, he you can’t control your impulses. In fact, she begins to feel bad when she hasn’t had sex for a long time and goes into a state of obvious withdrawal.
It’s not just that his parents were killed when he was a child. It’s also the fact that he’s been alone for so long, with no other family or friends. when everything his world is based on killing people and stealing for your own personal enjoyment, it can be hard to feel like you’re part of something bigger than yourself.
Because of this, he has become very dependent. Can’t live without the affection of others and you need others around you constantly to thrive. A good example of this is Denji’s love for Makima and he becomes obsessed to such an extent that it is difficult for him to control himself when he is around her.
Misogyny and internal manipulation
Misogyny is an indescribable hatred towards women. This disorder can be caused by trauma generated in childhood and it seems that Denji suffers from some of this, although it is not something that advanced or relevant. According to the Chainsaw Man protagonist, he despises women because he thinks they don’t like him.
This is because he has always been rejected by girls and he doesn’t quite understand why they do it. Furthermore, the most notable reason is that his mother abandoned his family when he was young, which would be the trigger for said disorder.
As it has been appreciated, from the psychological point of view, Denji has obvious problems. He is extremely impulsive and unstable, and can go from totally apathetic to incredibly violent in a matter of seconds. However, there is still a lot to be seen in the anime story, and probably these aspects may improve, or perhaps worsen over time.