No, she isn’t. In supernatural terminologies, Megumin is not a demon. Most isekai animes featuring Japanese mythologies, such as yokai, are evident in many shows these days. From watching a bunch of them, it can be observed that demons are often characterized in these shows and are even portrayed to be the heroes. However, Megumin is neither a human nor a demon in KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Read on to find out why.
It is because Megumin is part of the Crimson Demon Clan means that she is literally a demon like other characters in different shows. Megumin is not similar to Nezuko from Demon Slayer or Anos Voldigoad from The Misfit Of Demon King Academy. Megumin became the most popular female character in KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! The Goddess of Water, Aqua, may have been perceived to be the lead heroine in the series. However, it wasn’t her that won the hearts of the viewers.
Megumin’s loli character and charming personality have also been recognized in awards shows, mainly the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2017 and Anime Trending Awards 2018. The explosion-obsessive wizard has been nominated for Best Girl in 2017 and Girl of the Year in 2018. Megumin has caused quite a buzz in the anime community that raised a lot of questions regarding her identity. Thus, with Megumin as the main protagonist of season three of KonoSuba, fans hope to know more about their favorite archwizard, including the clan she is originally from.
All About the Crimson Demon Clan
Megumin is the second member who volunteered to join Kazuma Satou’s party. Kazuma and Aqua badly needed to expand their party. Hence, they put up recruitment posters hoping to find an additional member fitting to join them. In her appearance in the series, Megumin did not hesitate to show her eccentric personality to both Kazuma and Aqua. Based on her glowing red eyes, Aqua was quick to deduce that she is part of the Crimson Demon Clan.
Megumin is probably the sanest one in their party and the member with the highest level. As the goddess in charge of sending people from Japan to the fantasy world, Aqua was completely aware of the Crimson Demon Clan. According to Aqua, people belonging to the Crimson Demon Clan are born with high intelligence and powerful magical powers. They are known to be expert magicians who can defeat a thousand of the enemy’s forces.
In fact, their magical prowess makes them so confident. Crimson Demons even thought of using the enemies’ defeat to their advantage. In KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson, Yunyun’s father who is also the village chief was wondering about making a light show from defeating the enemies as a way to attract the tourist. Hence, the capability of the Crimson Demons as magicians and fighters is indeed something to boast about.
The History of the Crimson Demon Clan
The surprising history of the Megumin and the whole Crimson Demon Clan was finally revealed in KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson. Yunyun’s father send a letter to her saying that they needed her help. This is because the village was in danger; hence, she rushes home and Megumin and her party followed her immediately. However, she found out that nothing was wrong and that it was simply a letter of update from a father to his child.
Well, Kazuma and the rest of the group may have found the chief slightly annoying. But, visiting the village gave them the chance to get to know more about Megumin’s clan and how powerful they are. Megumin, Yunyun, or any members of their clan are not technically demons who embody cruelty and evilness. They are also not entirely humans like Kazuma Satou or Darkness. A wall stone with inscriptions that Aqua, Megumin, and Kazuma found in their village reveals the truth about the clan’s history.
The inscriptions were written in Japanese. Thus, Kazuma was able to read it, as well as Aqua. Reincarnating or transporting humans who have died into the fantasy world has been done by goddesses like Aqua long before Kazuma. According to the inscriptions, there was a scientist sent from peaceful Japan to the fantasy world who was given a task by the King.
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The scientist was asked to make a weapon powerful enough to defeat the Demon King. But, because contributed non-stop using his cheat skill, he ran out of ideas. Not until he came up with modified humans using the earlier people of the Crimson Demon Clan. The brilliant scientist was able to expand the magical capabilities of the human. But, this wasn’t enough for the eccentric type of people like them. The future Crimson Demons also requested the scientist who they call as master for red eyes that would obviously glow based on their emotions.
Moreover, all the members of the Crimson Demon Clan wanted to have their individual barcodes. These barcodes are located in different parts of their body as a way to uniquely identify them from each other. It has been revealed that Megumin’s barcode is on her buttocks. On one hand, Yunyun has her barcode located in the inner part of her thigh.
They were also enthusiastic to be called the Crimson Demons by the scientist although this was just a random name that effortlessly came into his mind. Lastly, the clan is popular not only because of their abilities. But are also due to the weird names that the same scientist gave them as per their request. Aside from their eyes, their names Bukkorori, Chekera, Chomusuke, Megumin, Nerimaki, Soketto, and Yunyun, became a way for outsiders to easily recognize them.
The Crimson Demons’ Physical and Societal Attributes
In terms of physical appearance, the Crimson Demons appear to be as normal as most humans are. At first glance, it is not that visible to the public eye that they are modified humans. The magical ability and exceptional intelligence granted to them made it possible for them to possess a wide range of magical abilities allowing them to practice magic beyond most.
Their deep glowing red eyes which people often believe to light up when they feel intense anger or frustration. However, as mentioned above, their eyes represent the emotions they feel, be they positive or negative. Most members of the clan who appears in the series tend to have black hair, which may be also a characteristic that they inherit within their clan.
In addition, the people Crimson Demon Clan may be strong wielders of magic, but they never treat this matter as something that sets them higher than others. Outsiders who wish to visit their village can freely walk in and experience what is like living there. But, people cannot help but view them as odd because of their over-the-top personalities. In season three episode two of Konosuba, Megumin, and her classmates were taught by their teacher about the most important thing to learn when they engage in combat.
As the top of their classes, Megumin answers that power is the most significant thing to consider, while Yunyun answered that it is being calm. But, their teacher told them that as part of the Crimson Demons, they should always make it their top priority to look cool when engaging in combat. They thought that before power or calmness, style should always come first. Hence, when Megumin first met Kazuma and Aqua, she introduced herself with proud words and a great introduction post.
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Watch how Megumin introduces herself to Aqua and Kazuma:
How Powerful are Crimson Demons in KonoSuba?
They are powerful enough to make a disaster into an attraction. As mentioned above, Crimson Demons from varying generations have always been exceptional wielders of magic popular across the fantasy land. They may be seen as strange people because of their free-spirited behaviors. However, it is no news that they are immensely reliable on the battlefield because of their notable magical abilities.
In season three episode two of the series, the undeniable strength of the villagers who practice advanced magic was shown. In an attempt to impress the young generation of Crimson Demons, the adults showed off their skills. Megumin’s teacher together with the other powerful Crimson Demons fought a hoard of gargoyles that were attacking the village.
Their entire village ended up in a big mess because of all the damage they did themselves. However, this is no reason for them to stop because they know that their unbelievable magic powers can easily repair the village in a single night.
The people belonging to the Demon Crimson Clan always fight with style, but never forget to outsmart their enemies by unleashing their superior intellect and magical powers. During their fight against the Demon King’s General, Sylvia, the Crimson Demons were capable of manifesting a massive amount of magical powers that they all gave to Megumin and Yunyun to put an end to her evil doings.
Both Megumin and Yunyun prove that their clan indeed consists of remarkable people who deserve all the praise there is. Hence, now that KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! season three is here expect more from these two adorable Crimson Demon rivals and more characters from their clan will show up with badass introductions. As well as additional information about them will be slowly revealed. The show is just getting warming up; thus, there is more to look forward to about the fan-favorite explosion lover, Megumin.