That Time I Got Reincarnated as Slime has its protagonist go from being an unassuming slime to an all-powerful god.
TenSura season two has started airing, and two episodes have already been released. As the previous season ended animating the latter half of volume 4, we will be seeing an important arc being animated next.
While Rimuru has already gained enough strength to be considered a strong figure, he is nowhere near his actual limits.
This arc will truly develop his abilities and show us what the slime is capable of. Talking about powers, Rimuru has an arsenal of various abilities and skills, each more formidable than the rest; however, what is his true power?
Thankfully, while the anime is still ways away from ending, the web novel has already concluded, giving us an in-depth view of Rimuru’s true powers and future potential. Can a slime become a God? Let’s find out!
1. What Are Rimuru’s True Powers?
Rimuru’s true power is his ability to absorb powers from his opponents, dissolve, and regenerate. This ability allowed him to evolve at an absurdly fast pace and obtain all the skills in the world of TenSura.
When Rimuru first arrived in this world as a slime, he received Divine Protection of a Storm Crest by his best friend, True Dragon Veldora. This allowed him to shield himself by using a fraction of the Storm’s power.
In the beginning, his instrument skill was called Predator, which allowed him to engulf his opponents and absorb their powers.
Another useful ability that Rimuru later received was the use of Great Sage — an AI that ran logical computations and assists Rimuru in battle.
He developed Raphael — Lord of Wisdom through Great Sage, which gave him access to any knowledge in the world provided it wasn’t concealed.
Soon after, he acquired Beelzebub, Lord of Gluttony, which provided him with the ability to engulf, store, and mimic its target while negating its harmful effects.
At the gist of it, Rimuru has the ability to learn as many skills as possible, thanks to his original power. As of now, in the anime, Rimuru is strong enough to spar with Milim and other Demon Lords.
2. Will Rimuru Become Stronger?
Rimuru will become stronger in TenSura after transforming into a demon slime and acquiring powers such as Infinite Regeneration, Multilayer Barrier, Universal Detect, and so forth.
He will further rise to an unfathomable level after devouring the powers of Veldora and becoming a True Dragon.
The second season of TenSura anime that will animate the events starting from volume 5 of the novel will show Rimuru becoming a demon slime.
After doing so, his powers will drastically increase, giving him a variety of skills such as telepathy, paralyzing breath, a keen sense of smell, shapeshifting, and more.
As he keeps fighting stronger enemies, Rimuru will continue absorbing their abilities and learning more and more skills.
In the Great War Arc, after engulfing and analyzing the powers of his best friend Veldora in his fight against Velgrynd, Rimuru will acquire the powers of a dragon and the ability called Storm Dragon.
This magic gives him access to powerful spells such as Dark Lightning, Death-Calling Wind, and Storm of Destruction, each more devastating than the other.
In his concluding fight against Yuuki, Rimuru gains the ability to travel across Space-Time at will and returns to the battle to devour his powers and kill him.
By the end of the series, Rimuru has potentially all the skills available in the world of TenSura.
3. Does Rimuru Become A God?
Rimuru becomes a God by the end of TenSura thanks to his Ultimate Skill “Void God Azatoth” and Ciel. He also surpasses Veldanava and takes his position as the strongest character in the series.
While Rimuru starts out as a mere human in a different world to a literal slime in this world, he evolves at an absurd pace. After becoming a demon slime, to a True Dragon, to reaching Godhood by the end, his power overwhelms all.
By the end, not only can he journey anywhere at any time he likes, but he can also travel between worlds.
Using his newfound space-time ability, Rimuru travels back in time to the moment he died on Earth and saves his human self by putting a small part of his soul in that body.
Furthermore, Rimuru also saves the planet from destruction and becomes a legendary figure hailed as God.
4. Is Rimuru Evil?
Rimuru is not evil in TenSura and does not cause harm to others unless provoked.
After reaching Godhood and ruling over the world, all Rimuru wants to do his have fun with his friends; however, he won’t hesitate to kill anyone who causes chaos under his rule.
In the world of “That Time I Got Reincarnated as Slime,” there is no faction that is wholly evil or good, including the Tempest group. Each have their own motives, from conquering the world to unleashing chaos.
After becoming the strongest being in the world and defeating Veldanava, Rimuru automatically becomes the ruler of the world. He rules the world, not with a desire to conquer, but to make it a better and just place.
Rimuru has an iron fist when it comes to dealing with the villainous characters but mostly just plays video games and hangs out with his friends and subordinates.
During this journey to the top, Rimuru fights countless wars and kills multitudes of people. He is even guilty of torturing the rebel kingdom’s spies for information, but only if their actions warrant it.
In the end, Rimuru cannot be considered evil as his actions are not motivated by greed and hunger for power, but by the desire to live a quiet and exciting life in an Isekai.
5. About TenSura
That Time I Got Reincarnated as Slime is a Japanese manga series written by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah.
It was serialized online in 2013 but was later shifted to Micro Magazine as a light novel in 2014. It currently has sixteen volumes.
Satoru Mikami leads a very ordinary life for 37 years until he is stabbed to death by a passing robber. Upon making requests, Satoru is reincarnated as a slime in another world.
Here, he gains the name of Rimuru Tempest and befriends a True Dragon Veldora. Rimuru sets for a journey to free his friend Veldora from a seal, all the while tackling the challenges this world brings him.