We’ve seen our fair share of strong female characters in anime. The Baddies bring weaker men to their knees. The femme fatales, if you will. But none have taken over anime forums quite like certain ginger with a penchant for domination. Makima is the ultimate bad girl of Shonen lovers everywhere right now, and there’s good reason for that. She’s just an intriguing character. But fans of Chainsaw Man always question where her true intentions or Makima’s Goal lies.
After all, from what we’ve gathered, Makima’s goal was pretty noble, honestly speaking. She wanted a world free of fear, death, and, apparently, ‘bad movies’? As someone who was once forced to watch the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action, I kind of support her in that endeavor. But that’s not all. If it was that easy to gain the utopia she dreamt of, she wouldn’t have gone through such violent means to get to it. What is control but superimposing fear, after all?
And taking over the Goal is kind of Makima’s thing. As the Control Devil, she has a lot of experience manipulating and making sure things go her way. And how does she plan on doing this? Well, that’s exactly why she tried so hard to enthrall Denji. He is the key to her master plan of taking over and killing all the other Devils so that only she remains. Because once she has the Chainsaw Devil answering to her every bid and call, it’s game over for everyone else.
And, for a second there, she almost succeeded too. Denji was head over heels for Makima, even obsessed. He would’ve gone to any length to please her. So, what went wrong in her meticulously crafted plan? Today, let’s shine a spotlight on Makima through Character Analysis – where we take popular characters from across the Animesphere and break them down to see why they turned out the way they did. Let’s discuss it!
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Makima’s Goal: Total World Domination For Fool’s Utopia?
Even since the coup which led to the Chainsaw Devil being run out from Hell, Makima was a self-proclaimed ‘superfan’ of the infamous Devil. After all, how couldn’t she be? He is the only Devil that could fully eradicate another Devil to the point where they can’t even reincarnate.
That kind of power is dangerous, but also so, so tempting. And with her nature that begs to control everything and everyone, why wouldn’t she want a weapon like Denji by her side? And it’s just her luck that Denji wants this, wants her. That just a few flowery words and the promise of a relationship is enough to trap him into being near subservient to him. By making him part of the Devil Hunter Public Safety squad, she had him close by to manipulate him.
She killed Power, one of his closest friends, right in front of him. And still, Denji held love for her. Honestly, Makima embodied the ‘gaslight, gatekeep, girlboss‘ sentiment and almost took over everything to achieve her goals.
Why Makima Fails:
So, if she had so much control over everything, why did she fail? Honestly, the answer is that she just dreamt too big and underestimated not only Denji but Pochita too. And that was a huge mistake.
So, when Denji goes back for his rematch and Makima starts sweet talking him, he knows. He knows they can’t go back to the way things were. So, he exchanges his consciousness with Pochita so that he could attack her, and then together, they feast on her. She doesn’t even get to have her final wish of being consumed by the Chainsaw Devil if defeated. Instead, she dies rejected.
In the end, all we see is Denji feasting on her remains. And even he doesn’t know where to go from there. But at least the world was now safe from an evil that was nearly as old as humanity itself.