Chainsaw Man Chapter 112 makes Denji look mean based on how he pursues his dream, which says a lot after looking at his past behavior.
Warning: Spoilers for Chainsaw Man Chapter 112Denji’s quest for money Chainsaw Man was once portrayed as a mostly innocent character, but recent chapters of the hit manga seemingly turn that need into something far more sinister.
Ironically, Denji’s desire for a girlfriend led to Chainsaw Man heroes already exhibiting morally questionable behavior. Denji has only ever saved hot girls before and completely ignored everyone even when their lives were in danger. Indeed, he recently chose to save a cat instead of the two options available to him: a student with a bright future or a car full of grandmas.
But chapter 112 of Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto shows Denji resorting to quite deplorable pastimes, even in comparison to some of the aforementioned examples. Because part-time jobs are apparently against certain rules he is bound to follow, Denji scams homeless people into buying cigarettes he advertises as new when he actually picked up old cigarette butts. on the floor and rolled them up to look like he just bought them from a store.
How does this compare to what Denji has done before in Chainsaw Man
This unpleasant pastime is obviously in pursuit of another aspect of Denji’s overall goals in Chainsaw Man which consists of eating well and sleeping in a real bed. It’s clear that since he got tangled up with Makima, Denji doesn’t make much money like he once did, as evidenced by Yoshida revealing that Denji isn’t paid to hunt demons anymore. Denji also stated that he was completely broke and went to town with food that Yoshida ordered for him in Chapter 103, implying that he hasn’t eaten well in a while. It’s also fair to point out that his living arrangements haven’t been fully disclosed yet since all that’s been seen of his home life is a small sign that only showed him Makima’s dogs, as well as what it is assumed to be Nayuta sleeping. It’s very likely that he’s living in a ramshackle shack like he used to be at the start of the series. The only reason his decision to trick the homeless would be somewhat acceptable would be if Nayuta is starving or they are homeless. The latter at least is unlikely, and he’s clearly doing much better than the homeless man he bumps into in Chapter 112.
Yes, Denji saving only girls (and ignoring everyone) in pursuit of his dream isn’t the noblest of decisions, but there’s always been something innocent about those questionable and even adorable actions, especially when he saved that cat. But there’s nothing hot and fuzzy about ripping off the homeless. It’s just bad. In reality, Chainsaw Man shows Denji’s despicable behavior from the perspective of Part 2’s new hero Asa Mitaka and the Devil of War, shaming him for his actions. Even though Mitaka concludes that what Denji is doing does not justify killing him, she decides to take the first step towards the end of her life. And, really, is that such a bad thing? Worthy was once essentially homeless himself in Chainsaw Manand yet he is still able to treat those who are now like trash.
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