What are Rimuru’s True Powers? Does he become a God?

Rimuru goes from a gooey and quirky slime to a badass, earning the title of the “Great Demon Lord,” making him one of the greatest characters in the Isekai genre.

“That Time I Got Reincarnated as Slime” has taken its place as one of the best Isekai with its fantastic plot and details that follow its protagonist, Rimuru Tempest.

He is even hailed as a god other than being the Great Demon Lord. Loyal to his lofty details, he is a kind-hearted being.

Rimuru’s Strength & Powers as the Demon Lord and Slime.
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Note: Rimuru Tempest Is neither a boy nor a girl. Despite being a human male initially, Rimuru is easily classified as non-binary.

Rimuru’s Strength & Powers as the Great Demon Lord.

1. What Are Rimuru’s True Powers?

Our beloved Rimura went through a lot before becoming the Great Demon Lord Rimuru Tempest. Here’s a list of his powers and abilities.

Rimuru’s Strength & Powers as the Demon Lord and Slime.
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To start off, as a slime, he possesses intrinsic characteristics like:

  • Self-Regeneration: Allows the user to regenerate from any type of physical damage, even a lethal one.

This later evolved into Ultraspeed Regeneration.

  • Absorb: Allows the user to absorb targets into their body literally.

This was later absorbed into Predator.

  • Dissolve: Allows the user to dissolve multiple targets that were Absorbed.

This was later absorbed into Predator.

Ultimate Slime

This title was given to Rimuru, meaning a powerful god slime, Ultimate Slime.

  • Dragon Spirit Haki: This imbues the user’s aura with magical and physical properties allowing them to shred anything they come in contact with.
  • Universal Sense: Allows the user to perceive most sensations, like Light, Sound, Smell, hate, etc, in a wide radius.
  • Universal Shapeshift: The user can change their body’s properties and structure.

Demon Slime

This title was bestowed upon him when he became the Great Demon Lord.

  • Ultra-speed infinite regeneration: This allows him to regenerate from any damage as long as his core is intact.
  • Universal Detect: This skill contains the effects of other Sense-Skills like Magic Sense, Sense Heat Source, Sense Soundwave, and Keen Smell.
  • Multilayer Barrier: This skill creates several magical barriers protecting the user against certain types of damage, which are then absorbed and expended as magicules.
  • Universal Shapeshift: This skill allows the user to change their body’s properties and structure freely.
  • Universal Thread: This is the Enhanced version of Sticky-Steel Thread which can trap enemies in its thread.
  • Demon Lord’s Haki: This skill enhances a magic-based creature’s Aura and bends lower-level beings to their will.

Rimuru also possesses some Ultimate skills like:


This skill consists of both Gluttony and Heartless.

  • Heartless/Soul Consume: This power enables the user to capture the souls of individuals who plead for their lives, seek assistance, attempt to retreat, or flee.

Once the specified conditions are fulfilled, the soul can be seized at any subsequent moment, even over considerable distances, and the user promptly receives information about any malevolent intentions the target harbors.

Furthermore, the ability allows the user to seize the souls of those recently killed.

  • Predation: This absorbs the target into the user’s body. It can be used on organic, inorganic, and non-physical objects like demons.

However, there’s a Lesser chance of success if the target has its own consciousness.

It was initially a part of the unique Skill Predator, which could only affect close-range targets, but coupled with Glutton. It can attack enemies at a range of tens of meters.

  • Stomach: This skill can store the predated target and even store materials created via Analysis.
  • Items stored here are unaffected by the rules of time.
  • Isolation: This skill stores harmful effects incapable of being analyzed and breaks them down into magical forces.
  • Rot: This skill can decompose the target if it’s organic in nature and reward the user with part of the monster’s skills.
  • Mimicry: This skill can  Reproduce and mimic the form and Skills of absorbed targets once the target has been analyzed.


This skill consists of Great Sage.

  • Hasten Thought: This skill enhances his IQ and allows him to think 300 times faster, meaning that 1 second equals 300 seconds for him.
  • Analyze and assess: The user can analyze and evaluate the target to devise plans.
  • Auto-Battle Mode: Here, a great sage can possess Rimuru’s body and use thoroughly analyzed Attack Moves, skills, etc., to the maximum potential, even if Rimuru himself cannot use them proficiently yet.
  • All of Creation: This Allows the user to gain a complete understanding of any unobscured phenomenon, provided they possess a prerequisite level of knowledge.
  • Future Attack Prediction: This Allows the user to see a series of outcomes from the future mentally, and results are calculated.


The fusion of Raphael and Beelzebuth.In addition, and made Rimuara a literal revered God.

  • Soul Devouring: This is an immensely amplified version of the predation-gluttony ability, capable of consuming the target’s soul irrespective of space-time constraints.
  • Imaginary Collapse: The ultimate destructive energy that permeates the chaotic realm of the Imaginary Space, aided by Ciel.
  • Imaginary Space: This is a realm of eternal doom, an evolved manifestation of “Stomach” and “Isolation” without any limitations on its size. It serves as a prison.
  • Space-Time Mastery: Manipulation and control of time and space according to the user’s will, enabling one to even move by merely thinking. It even interferes with the flow of time.
  • Multi-Dimensional Barrier: -An impregnable defense achieved by combining the Dimension Fault and a perpetually active Multi-layer barrier, surpassing Uriel’s Absolute Guard.


This is the Core or Essence of Uriel, merged with all the skills gained via food chain”.

  • Skill Creation: The user can generate entirely new skills by combining analyzed information and the enemy’s intentions.
  • Skill Duplication: This enables the user to replicate skills that have been thoroughly analyzed.
  • Skill Gifting: Grants the user the ability to bestow skills upon a target, providing compatibility between the user and the recipient.
  • Skill Storage: Stores the information of all analyzed skills, which can be recreated later.


This is the combined state of all the abilities obtained from “Food Chain” after the Harvest Festival, utilizing the space-manipulating Infinity Prison as its foundation.

  • Spatial Domination: This is an enhanced version of Spatial Manipulation, enabling the user to teleport instantaneously, with minimal delay, to any location they choose, provided they possess the corresponding coordinates.
  • Universal Barrier: This provides absolute defense through a multi-layered barrier, each layer exhibiting a severed connection to space.
  • Infinity Prison: Entraps the target within an imaginary space of time.
  • Law Manipulation: Black Fire and Thunder. Complete mastery over magic, including the manipulation of heat and inertia. This grants the user the ability and capacity to store and extract heat from the Stomach at will.

Being able to manipulate reality itself.

In Rimuru’s case, this ability allows him to employ the skills acquired through the Food Chain.


This was gained after Beelzebuth ate Veldora’s remains inside the stomach and was later leveled into Azathoth.

  • Summon Storm Dragon: This can summon Veldora across space-time.
  • Restore Storm Dragon: An ability that copies Veldora’s memories into the user’s mind through the soul corridor, meaning that if Veldora dies, he can replace him, or the “real” Veldora would reside within the user’s soul.
  • Storm Magic: Allows the user to practice Storm Magic.


Gained after consuming Velgrynd and later integrated into Azathoth.

  • Summon Scorch Dragon: This helps in summoning Velgrynd across space-time.
  • Restore Scorch Dragon: This helps store Velgrynd’s memories in his mind.
  • Scorch Magic: This grants the user access to Scorch Magic.
  • Another unique ability of Rimurur’s


Simply put, Ciel s the partner and the other half of Rimuru. She is a conscious intelligence core existing within Rimuru’s consciousness.

Ciel possesses most of the abilities that Rimuru does and aids him.

2. Does Rimuru Become A God?

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Rimuru becomes an immortal God by the end of TenSura thanks to his Ultimate Skill, “Void God Azatoth,” and Ciel.

He gains the power of creating and eliminating multiple universes. With Space-Time Domination, which allows him to Manipulate and bend space and time, he can teleport anywhere and travel between worlds.

Rimuru even surpasses Veldanava and takes his position as the strongest character in the series.

SPOILERS AHEAD! This page contains spoilers from That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime.

*Spoiler Alert*

Using his newfound space-time ability with Ciel’s aid, Rimuru Tempest travels back in time to his original world, to the moment he died on Earth as Satoru Mikami, and saves his former human self by putting a small part of his soul or consciousness in that body and leaves again to his own world.

The Human Rimuru obviously inherits the memories of the slime Rimuru, and hence the series ends with him uttering.

 ” I had a strange dream that time. I got reincarnated as a slime.”

Which is, in fact, not a dream, as it really happened.

Furthermore, Rimuru also saves the planet from destruction and becomes a legendary figure hailed as God.

3. Why does Rimuru become a Demon Lord?

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Initially, Rimuru didn’t become a Demon lord even though he possessed the power to do so as it was redundant, but later on, he was forced to make that choice to salvage his friends and people.

Rimura Tempest formed his own nation known as the “Jura Tempest Federation,” also known as Tempest in the Jura Forest.

He formed three rules for the goblins to follow,

1. Not to attack Humans,

2. Not to fight amongst themselves,

3. Not to belittle other Races.

Boy, did he know what was coming for him because of the first rule, as it led to the massacre of his nation.

While Rimuru was returning from the Kingdom of Ingrassia, saving the souls of his five students under Grandmaster Kagurazaka Yuki, he was attacked, and his powers were restricted.

 A holy Knight of the Western Holy Church, Hinata Sakaguchi, confronted him and revealed her intent to destroy his kingdom.

Seoui, the Minister of Intelligence of Tempest and Rimuru’s faithful shadow, also reported this news.

After reaching Tempest, Rimuru was dejected and appalled to see his people massacred under the attack of the Kingdom of Falmuth, the humans.

He sank further into despair after seeing the body of Shion, his close aid and friend. He tried to salvage them using the Great Sage, but Rimuru’s Unique Skill could not resurrect the siege victims.

He had almost given up and was about to consume the bodies in his stomach’s subspace until Eren revealed a fairy tale known by a few in the Sorcerous Dynasty of Thalion.

The Legend stated that Milim ascended to the status of a Demon Lord after destroying a whole nation to avenge her pet dragon’s death. Her per had resurrected, but there was a catch. It was soulless.

Rimuru was cautious and skeptical of becoming the demon lord as that meant that his people would be revived as soulless monsters, but the Great Sage revealed that there would be a 3.14 % chance that the resurrected would have souls.

4. How did he become a Demon Lord?

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Rimuru decided to become a demon Lord to salvage his nation.

Rimuru inquired the Great Sage about becoming a True Demon Lord and to do so. He would need to have the Demon Lord’s seed. Rimuru already had that after defeating the Orc Lord “Disaster.”

Now all that was left to do was nourish the seed by providing it with nutrients to blossom.

The so-called ‘nourishment’ was that of consuming 10,000 souls of human beings. Lucky for him, he got 20,000 instead, as he devoured the souls of the Falmuth Kingdoms army.

This led to the process of the “Harvest Ceremony”, in which Rimuru evolved into a demon lord with exponential magicule volume and size. Both of Rimuru’s Unique Skills, Predator and Great Sage, evolved into Ultimate Skills.

In addition, he also gained  2 new ultimate skills: Beelzebuth: Lord of gluttony, and Raphael: Lord of wisdom.

Rimururs subordinates also granted gifts in the form of Unique Skills.

After Rimuru’s evolution, he fell into a deep sleep, and after waking up from it, he was greeted by the citizens of Tempest and Shion.

Rimuru became the true Demon Lord after having a clash against Clayman, the perpetrator of the attack on their nation, who was planning on using the souls of the Falmuth army to ascend to the status of Demon Lord.

5. Is Rimuru Evil?

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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 is have fun with his friends; however, he won’t hesitate to kill anyone who causes chaos under his rule or threatens his friends.

In “That Time I Got Reincarnated as Slime,” no faction is wholly evil or good, including the Tempest group. Each having 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.

His greatest strength is actually his ability to bring people together. For example like that, he got the monsters of the Jur forest together and led them to form an alliance that brought the rest of the monster villages under the Jura Tempest Federation.

Rimuru has an iron fist when it comes to dealing with 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 conclusion, 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.

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6. About That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

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 21 volumes.

The story of Tensei Shitara Slime follows the journey of Satoru Mikami after he died and reincarnated as a slime in fantasy land. A slime is a creature that reproduces the form and powers of anything that it absorbs or eats.

Satoru starts eating all the magical herbs and crystals in the cave he woke up in and stumbles upon a dragon who had been captured and couldn’t move due to a barrier. Since both of them had nothing else to do, they befriend each other. The dragon accidentally makes Satoru a named monster, and Satoru promises him that he’d find a way to break the barrier. Hence, an unknown journey begins with this unusual friendship.


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