WARNING: The next incorporates spoilers for Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter #160, “Colony,” by Gege Akutami, John Werry and Snir Aharon, out there in English from Viz Media.
Jujutsu Kaisen’s present main antagonists, Kenjaku and Sukuna, have remained shrouded in thriller since their preliminary introductions. Regardless of little or no being identified about them, they’re among the many most attention-grabbing characters within the sequence. They’re each straight concerned with the sequence’ protagonist, as Yuji Itadori is Sukuna’s vessel and Kenjaku’s son. It’s believed Kanjaku and Sukuna had been each alive in the course of the Heian interval in Japanese historical past, making them over 1,000 years previous.
There have been many hints already pertaining to each villains’ pasts. Followers have lots of questions, and one of the simplest ways to reply them is with a flashback arc. Jujutsu Kaisen has already had two of those: the Cursed Baby and Star Plasma Vessel arcs, each of which fleshed out a number of main characters. This is why Sukuna and Kenjaku deserve the identical remedy.
Beforehand in Jujutsu Kaisen, Satoru Gojo advised Yuji that Ryomen Sukuna is named a fierce imaginary god, however the truth is he was a human who really existed. Sukuna lived as a human over 1,000 years in the past, in the course of the golden age of jujutsu. In Japanese historical past, this was in the course of the Heian interval. He’s the undisputed King of Curses and is so highly effective that jujutsu sorcerers had been unable to completely destroy his physique after his dying. Therefore, Sukuna was capable of traverse the ages as numerous cursed objects through his fingers, which had been sealed in grave wax, consistently turning into extra highly effective.
In the meantime, Kenjaku’s primary aim in Jujutsu Kaisen is partly to revive the golden age of jujutsu, implying he additionally lived throughout that period. Nonetheless, it is unclear whether or not that is the time interval he originated from or if he is maybe even older. It could be attention-grabbing to see what Kenjaku and Sukuna’s lives had been like a thousand years in the past, and why precisely this era is named the golden age of jujutsu.
The truth that Sukuna was as soon as a human brings lots of issues into query. A flashback arc might discover how and why he turned a cursed spirit. As he’s now, Sukuna the King of Curses is evil incarnate, but it surely’s attainable he wasn’t at all times like that. If that is the case, seeing what made him change into so carelessly merciless can be fascinating.
Kenjaku’s cursed method permits him to take management of individuals’s our bodies by transplanting his mind right into a goal. Noritoshi Kamo was often known as historical past’s evilest sorcerer over 100 years in the past, but it surely was really Kenjaku controlling his physique. He inhumanely experimented on each people and curses as he tried to fuse them collectively. Choso and his brothers in Jujutsu Kaisen resulted from this. Yuji might have been an experiment himself, contemplating Kenjaku took management of a girl’s physique to create him with Jin Itadori.
Sukuna and Kenjaku have the potential to be Jujutsu Kaisen’s most compelling characters. There are a lot of intriguing mysteries surrounding them that might make for an entertaining flashback arc. Yuji being each Kenjaku’s son and Sukuna’s vessel makes the chance for such a storyline all of the extra engaging. It is no surprise followers of the manga aren’t simply hoping for one — they’re anticipating it.