Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School (Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro, Satoru Gojo) | Kyoto Prefectural Jujutsu High School | Cursed Spirits and Curse Users (Ryomen Sukuna, Mahito) | Culling Game Players | Zen'in Clan | Others
Malicious, immaterial monsters birthed from the errant Cursed Energy generated by humanity's feelings of anger and disdain. They are compelled by their nature to torment and bring harm to their makers, and are thus hunted by Jujutsu Society to mitigate their threat.
- Always Chaotic Evil: Cursed spirits can develop different personalities and mindsets, but a constant for them is their malicious and sadistic nature.
- As Long as There Is Evil: Their most dangerous quality. Individual Cursed Spirits, no matter how strong, lack the intelligence to ever pose a genuine threat to Humanity in its entirety. But because Curses are born from the errant Cursed Energy generated by most humans. As long as non-Sorcerer humans exist, Curses can't be fully exterminated.
- Body Horror: Their appearance varies a lot, however many of them look like a bunch of human body parts sown onto an animal carcass. Even the more human-passing ones usually have significant tells.
- Demoted to Extra: Apart from being exploited by Kenjaku, Curses largely take a backseat after the Shibuya Arc, as the second half of the manga places a heavier emphasis on Sorcerers battling it out to either further their aims or prove their worldviews.
- Good Hurts Evil: As beings physically comprised of negative emotions, the Reverse Cursed Technique acts like poison to Cursed Spirits: causing their bodies to rapidly start breaking down and guaranteeing death if they can’t break contact within a few seconds.
- Healing Factor: In contrast to Sorcerers (who can only heal using the very hard to master Reverse Cursed Technique), their Made of Evil nature means Cursed Spirits can regenerate endlessly so long as they have enough Cursed Energy to reform their bodies from. Jogo, for instance, was able to survive getting decapitated by Gojo and regenerate his whole body in a matter of days.
- The Heartless: They are born from humanity's negative emotions.
- It Can Think: Zig-Zagged. Curses at Grade 4 and above can speak, strategize in combat, and even contemplate on philosophical subjects like the nature of souls or what it means to be human. But several comments from both certain characters and Word of God imply that because they're incapable of resisting their Always Chaotic Evil instincts, even when it’s to their detriment, Curses outright can't achieve human-level intelligence.
- Non-Indicative Difficulty: A Special-grade Curse can vary greatly in strength, ranging from a King Mook that Toudou or Nanami can pack up no issue, to an absolute walking nightmare like Kurourushi, the Elephant God, Mahito or Sukuna.
- Our Spirits Are Different: Sapient concentrations of Cursed Energy. Their appearance, Innate Technique, and level of intelligence vary massively depending on the amount of negative emotions directed at the concept they represent.
- To Serve Man: Many of the biggest and meanest ones eat people.
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese), Anairis Quiñones (English)
Jujutsu: Immeasurable Cursed Energy
Rika commands one of the largest concentrations of Cursed Energy Jujutsu Society has ever seen in a single Curse, granting her incredible physical strength and an instinctual understanding of very complex techniques.
- Beast and Beauty: Her relationship with Yuta is a gender-flipped example, and a twisted one at that. They were childhood friends who promised to marry each other when they grow up until Rika died from a car accident. Yuta unwittingly cursed Rika's spirit, causing her to become a cursed spirit. She becomes violently protective of him, and eventually they use their Power of Love to defeat Geto. Upon being released from her curse, Rika tells Yuta that she was happy being by his side (and arguably more so after her original death).
- Childhood Marriage Promise: Her and Yuta were very close as children and promised to get married when they grew up, even exchanging engagement rings. This connection is what bonds Rika's spirit to Yuta after death, and why she is so violently protective of him.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She picks up on the Belligerent Sexual Tension between Yuta and Maki, and briefly refuses to help the injured Maki before Yuta gets her to behave.
- Creepy Good: Everything about Rika as a cursed spirit is horrifying, but she is still a kind young girl beneath all the Nightmare Fuel and fights for the sake of the heroic Yuta.
- Demon of Human Origin: Like Sukuna, she's a Vengeful Spirit.
- Disappears into Light: After the curse on her spirit is lifted, she briefly appears to Yuta in her original form long enough for some parting words before fading into the light.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Tends to dish out brutal punishment for anyone who would try to harm Yuta. This makes Yuta wary of interacting with others out of fear of accidentally setting her off and getting people hurt.
- The Dreaded: To weaker cursed spirits; they avoid attacking Yuta and Maki on a mission due to their fear of Rika.
- Eyeless Face: Her cursed spirit form has a distinct eyeless appearance, though a large eye appears on her face once she is at full power.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: The manga doesn't shy away from the gory nature of her death, with the top of her head being completely crushed by a vehicle. This gruesome injury is reflected by the appearance of her cursed spirit form's head.
- Giant Hands of Doom: She commonly manifests as a large pair of arms that appear to defend Yuta. More of her body manifests depending on the severity of the situation.
- Good Counterpart: To Sukuna. Both are incredibly powerful, formerly human Curses currently possessing a teenage sorcerer. But while Sukuna is a Card-Carrying Villain who hates Yuji (whom he tries to exploit or get killed at every opportunity), Rika genuinely cares about Yuta and wants to protect him (even if her current state makes this difficult for her to express).
- Guardian Entity: She is with Yuta at all times and appears to protect him when he is in great danger.
- Inexplicably Awesome: Why a seemingly ordinary eleven year old transformed into a Vengeful Spirit Geto believes could take on Gojo is one of the driving questions of 0.It's revealed that the source of her great power is Yuta's own Cursed Energy, who turns out to be a member of the Gojo Clan.
- Parental Abandonment: Her profile notes, in a phrasing that implies that Rika might have had something to do with it, that her mother died suddenly when she was five, and when Rika and her father went mountain climbing shortly before she entered elementary school, the two went missing, and Rika was the only one found a week later. Her father was never found and his death was never confirmed.
- Posthumous Character: She has been dead for 6 years by the time of Volume 0.
- Power Copying: Her instinctive understanding of Cursed Energy is such that she's able to replicate other people's Innate Techniques, which she first demonstrates by creating a megaphone imbued with Inumaki's Cursed Speech for Yuta during their climatic fight with Geto.
- The Power of Love: Yuta professing his love for Rika, complete with a Big Damn Kiss, causes her power to skyrocket, allowing her and Yuta to curb-stomp Geto and his legion of curses.
- Psychopathic Womanchild: Due to becoming a cursed spirit at age 11, she still carries a very immature outlook and has childish outbursts that need to be reined in by Yuta. Her being an Eldritch Abomination with massive amounts of Cursed Energy only makes this horrifying.
- Scary Teeth: Her cursed spirit form has a mouth filled with very long and sharp teeth.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Her strategy in a fight never gets more complex than Attack! Attack! Attack! and she lacks an Innate Technique, but her seemingly bottomless well of Cursed Energy means she doesn't need anything else.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: She still views herself as Yuta's fiancée and reacts violently to threats against him.
- World's Strongest Woman: Among cursed spirits, she is regarded by Suguru Geto as an unparalleled existence due to her seemingly unlimited supply of Cursed Energy, referring to her as the "Queen of Curses". He believes capturing her will singlehandedly secure his victory over his enemies at Jujutsu High, including Gojo.
- Bandage Mummy: Its body is covered with bandages underneath its overcoat.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: It is effortlessly exorcised by Toji Fushiguro, who is able to easily deflect the can't-miss attacks within its domain before cutting it down.
- Domain Holder: It possesses an Innate Domain that it activates before asking its victim whether or not they find its appearance beautiful, attacking with large scissors if their answer displeases the spirit.
- Extra Eyes: It has many eyes on its head that are visible through its hair.
- Glasgow Grin: Translated to English, its name means "Slit-Mouthed Woman" and it has the appearance to match, with its disfigured face covered by bandages.
- Shear Menace: It wields large scissors and can summon several more within its domain to attack with.
- Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: As one of the classic onryō spirits, it sports this look.
- Youkai: It is based on the malevolent spirit of the same name in Japanese folklore, and its abilities are directly taken from its legend.
A group of four Special-Grade Cursed Spirits — their power a result of being born from humanity's greatest and long-standing fears. Though they have their own agenda, as of the beginning of the series they are taking orders from Suguru Geto in order to achieve their ambition of removing humans from the world.
- Death by Irony: All of them perish in ways that are ironic to themselves.
- Hanami loathes humans for their cruelty towards the land. In his final confrontation, Gojo directs this same lack of respect towards Hanami, referring to him not as a curse but calling him a "weed" and a "useless tree" before executing him cruelly with minimal effort. Additionally, Hanami had the ability to phase through the earth, and was noted to be the toughest of the disaster curses. note Hanami is killed via Gojo brute-force crushing him with his Infinity technique, forcing the Curse against a wall underground and increasing the pressure until Hanami explodes, thus overpowering his toughness with greater strength than even he can endure. Because the wall was concrete, Hanami couldn't phase through it to escape.
- Jogo, who loved killing humans with his Innate Technique, is burned to death For the Evulz. Additionally, Jogo firmly believed curses were higher beings then humanity and regularly chided Mahito for only ever obeying his instincts as a Curse. He dies not to a human Sorcerer; but to Sukuna, a Demon of Human Origin and stellar example of a typical Curse.
- Dagon values the lives of his curse partners, and has an ability revolving around the summoning of endless life. In the end he is killed not by the four people who faced him, but by the raging spirit of Toji Fushiguro, someone who isn't even alive. Additionally, Toji kills him with the broken remnants of Playful Cloud, effectively the 'corpse' of a Cursed Weapon.
- Mahito has his nihilistic outlook thrown right back in his face when Yuji's embracing it completely leads to him having the resolve to defeat the curse before dying at the hands of someone he trusted and expected to help him at his lowest point, mirroring what he did to Junpei. Prior to his defeat, Mahito showed a noticeable fear towards his own incoming demise at Yuji's hands, in contrast to how each of his fellow curses perished. Though he ends the fight being assimilated by Geto's Cursed technique, it's implied that Mahito is still somewhat 'alive' within 'Cursed Spirit manipulation', but he is now effectively a plaything in Geto's hands, with the latter being able to use his Idle Transfiguration technique at will and generally using him as a tool in his plans going forwards, mirroring what Mahito did to so many Humans to gain a combat advantage against Yuji and other sorcerers.
- Finally, the three of them who definitely die during the Shibuya incident die to the 'strongest' of their respective categories, despite their plans only involving two of them — The Strongest Sorcerer, The Strongest Curse, and the Strongest Human.
- Death Is Cheap: They're embodiments of the immense negativity humanity feels towards specific aspects of nature. Exorcising them only removes them from the fray temporarily, but as long as negative thoughts towards these concepts exist, they'll simply return albeit with completely different egos and no memories of their previous incarnations. Jogo is accepting of this though, believing that even if the new Disaster Curses will be nothing like them at all, and will have no memory of or even fondness for their former allies, a meeting of such successors will still have meaning. Mahito, who is on his first life, isn't so receptive to this notion.
- Dumb Muscle: All four of them are extremely capable fighters, but beyond that seem to have very poor grasp of strategy without Geto’s guidance. The plan Jogo comes up to deal with Jujutsu High without Geto’s help was, for example, “bumrush Satoru Gojo”.
- Dwindling Party: Throughout the Shibuya Incident Arc, their numbers decrease as they fight the jujutsu sorcerers. Hanami is effortlessly killed by Gojo, Dagon is easily killed by a revived Toji Fushiguro, and Jogo is killed by Sukuna.
- It Can Think: Humanoid as they are, they're still uplifted Cursed spirits.
- Humanoid Abomination: While still obviously inhuman, they possess humanoid bodies and are far less eldritch looking than other curses.
- Kill All Humans: Their ultimate goal. The reason why they each want this seems to vary: Jogo believes the humans on the planet are "fakes", Hanami wants to allow the planet to shine again without humanity's cruelty, and Mahito simply disregards life and enjoys experimenting on and killing people.
- Moral Myopia: Despite having killed dozens of humans without batting an eye, they're still genuinely angered whenever their own is killed off.
- Primal Fear: They are cursed spirits born of the negative emotions that humans have for the earth, forests, seas and each other.
- Reincarnation: As embodiments of collective human fear, they will eventually reincarnate as new but similar beings even if they are killed. They will keep drawing power from the negative emotions associated with fear for as long as humanity exists, with Jogo speculating that it would take them about 100 years to return to the strength they are at in the present story.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: Their claim that Cursed Spirits are the true form of humanity is implied to actually hold some weight after the introduction of Master Tengen. Who implies that his current Curse-like form is what every sorcerer would eventually "evolve" into they could live as long as he can with his Immortality technique. Further events like Naoya Zen'in's Cursed Spirit evolving from an Eldritch Abomination into a form near-identical to when he was alive would go on to give even more weight to the Disaster Curses' MO.
- Unwitting Pawn: They probably wouldn't have been willing to work with Geto if they had known he was planning to eat them once they stopped being useful. Mahito, however, claims he was aware of the truth the whole time.
- Villainous Friendship: The Disaster Curses have this towards each other, being very close. They work together, save each other when one is at risk of dying and will attempt to avenge their fallen comrades if one is killed. Brief scenes even show Mahito, Hanami and Dagon cheerfully playing together like children, showing their close bond in heavy contrast to their horrific deeds.
Voiced by: Shigeru Chiba (Japanese), Michael Sorich (English)
Cursed Technique: Disaster Flames
A hot-tempered and overconfident Special-Grade Curse born from the negative emotions humanity feels towards the Earth.
His Innate Technique allows him to conjure and manipulate magma in various forms.
- Alas, Poor Villain: The end of his fight with Sukuna has him see a vision of the other deceased Curses, earnestly apologizing to them and saying that he can't wait for the day they meet again. Following that, Sukuna genuinely praises him, saying "Stand proud. You're strong." Jogo's response has him start crying, asking to know what his tears are before Sukuna burns him to a crisp.
- Art Evolution: He was much more threatening-looking◊ in his first two appearances, but nowadays he could pass as a Monsters, Inc. character.
- Anti-Magic: He and Hanami use a technique called Domain Amplification with this effect during their fight with Gojo at the start of the Shibuya Incident. It neutralizes Innate Techniques by surrounding his body with cursed energy, similar to the Simple Domain technique but an Instant Armor and not an Area of Effect. It can even bypass Gojo's Limitless technique, but has the drawback of not protecting him from physical attacks. It's implied that Geto had something to do with his use of the ability, explaining why Jogo didn't use it in his first fight with Gojo.
- Big Bad Wannabe: While not harmless by any means (he is a Special Grade after all), his overconfidence makes him see himself as a far greater threat than he really is. At least, compared to Satoru Gojo.
- The Comically Serious: He's actually fairly straight-laced despite what appearances could suggest. His comedic moments stem from having to deal with the antics of others like Gojo or Mahito.
- Convection, Schmonvection: Completely Averted; the heat produced by Jogo's powers is every bit as lethally high as normal magma. When he (literally) blows his top in his first appearance, every single human except Geto ,who he's implied to be shielding from the effect, is rendered a charred corpse in seconds.
- Domain Holder: His Domain Expansion, "Coffin of the Iron Mountain", take the form of a massive volcanic cavern. Along the standard Always Accurate Attack, his domain also is as hot as an actual volcano with him stating the average sorcerer would burn to death upon entering, this makes Yuji unable to move away from Gojo due to the heat.
- Establishing Character Moment: Jogo is introduced as a hot-headed misanthrope and prone to charging in battles as he tells Geto that they want to kill Gojo soon despite Geto's advice, and ends up murdering almost a restaurant room of civilians for fun.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: He feeds Itadori more of Sukuna's fingers in an attempt to use the King of Curses against the sorcerers. The King of Curses has his own plans. When Sukuna makes a wager with him that he'll fall in line if Jogo can land even a single hit, Jogo agrees, believing he's strong enough to do that much. He's very wrong.
- Evil Old Folks: Though he isn't even human, his hunched posture, loose clothing, uses a walking stick in his first appearance, and voice give the impression of a bitter old man.
- Evil Sounds Raspy: The anime gives Jogo a notably rough, chorused voice to further his Evil Old Folks motif.
- Glass Cannon: He completely blows the rest of the Disaster Curses out of the water when it comes to raw destructive power, but unlike Mahito his technique lacks any sort of defensive application and his body is nowhere near as durable as Hanami's. Word of God even states that had Jogo taken as much damage as Hanami did during his fight with Yuji and Todo, he would have been exorcised.
- Gonk: Compared to the stylishly threatening Hanami, the handsome Mahito, and the cute Dagon, Jogo's simply rather squat, goofy, and ugly. Yuji's first reaction to seeing him says it all:
- (screams in WTF voice) Fuji! His head is Mount Fuji!
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Fitting of his element, Jogo has a volatile and explosive temper.
- Human Shield: Is willing to use humans as hostages or obstacles to put between himself and enemies he is running from, but the story stresses that he severely underestimates the amount of collateral damage jujutsu sorcerers can tolerate so long as they can eliminate a troublesome curse.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: He talks himself and his group up the most, repeatedly referring to himself as a "true human", and rushes at the chance to flaunt his power and crush his opponents even when warned against it. His encounter with Sukuna paints the picture of a man who prioritized the affirmation of his identity above all else, and was unable to achieve his goals as a result of constantly comparing himself to the humans he hates so much. It's very telling that upon having his strength genuinely complimented by Sukuna, he finds himself shedding tears.
- Karmic Butt-Monkey: Takes this role among the villain group thanks to his temper, overconfidence, and tendency to be on the receiving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle. This is in spite of him being the most powerful of the Disaster Curses.
- Karmic Death: Being burned alive by Sukuna, which was one of his favorite ways to eliminate humans.
- Kick the Dog: Jogo incinerates an entire restaurant full of civilians for no reason in his first appearance.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Charges in to kill Gojo, believing he could somehow take him down. Hanami's intervention is the only thing that saved him from getting exorcised then and there.
- Lightning Bruiser: He blitzes Nanami, Maki and Naobito, burning the first two before they even have a chance to react.
- Meaningful Name: Jogo's name is written in kanji as 漏瑚, which is literally translated as "leakage". While it's already appropriate on the surface considering Jogo's body literally leaks magma, leakage can also refer to a weakness in a strong foundation, hinting at his Inferiority Superiority Complex.
- Misanthrope Supreme: Because he and the other Disaster Curses are born from negative emotions, Jogo sees them as the "true humans", claiming that humans as we know them are built entirely upon lies.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Zigzagged. While his design is evocative of classic yokai illustrations like the typical curses the protagonists usually face, his fellow Disaster Curses are more stylistically streamlined, taking their cues from Urban Fantasy aesthetics.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: His earlier fights with Gojo portray him as a clearly outclassed Big Bad Wannabe however, he manages to defeat Maki, Nanami and Naobito with ease. He later even holds his own against Sukuna, leading the latter to compliment him.
- Not Afraid to Die: He's well aware that releasing Sukuna would make things worse for both Humanity and Curses alike. But he's content with not being around for a new age of Curses thriving later on.
- Only Sane Man: He's unrepentantly murderous, but he's capable of lucid speech (unlike Hanami and Dagon) and has a level (if cantankerous) temperament that contrasts sharply to the whimsically eccentric behaviors of Geto and Mahito. Unsurprisingly, he's often punished for being this kind of character.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: From his first two onscreen fights, he's clearly outclassed. This combined with his volatile and overconfident demeanor give the impression that he's not that much of a threat compared to Hanami and Dagon in his true form. He's actually the strongest of the trio, it's just he had the misfortune of facing Gojo. When he's fighting anyone else, he's genuinely portrayed as a dangerous threat that outclasses Naobito, Maki and Nanami and is described by Sukuna of all people as the first genuine challenge he's had in a very long time
- Personality Powers: As a volcano-themed cursed spirit, he's short-tempered even with his peers.
- Person of Mass Destruction: He throws a ball of magma big enough to engulf a city block at Sukuna.
- Playing with Fire: He's effectively an anthropomorphic volcano, able to generate rivers worth of magma and fire at will.
- Random Power Ranking: Desperately clings to Geto's assessment that he is about as strong as a Sukuna at 8-9 fingers during his duel with a King of Curses who is at 15 fingers, since he only needs to hit him once to earn a bit of his cooperation.
- Scary Teeth: Jogo's teeth are black, likely a reference to the ancient Japanese practice of ohaguro. In some traditions, teeth blackening is seen as a dignified custom to differentiate humans and animals, similar to Jogo's view of cursed spirits being superior to humanity.
- Stop Being Stereotypical: As a self-proclaimed "true" human, he criticizes Hanami and Dagon for being The Unintelligible when they should be speaking real words rather than Black Speech.
- Tears of Joy: In his final moments, he starts crying when Sukuna acknowledges his strength.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: After being portrayed as a Butt-Monkey and Big Bad Wannabe when facing off against Gojo, he finally shows his true level as a Special-Grade Curse by defeating his three enemies with ease and is genuinely complimented by Sukuna of all people for his strength before he kills them.
- Underestimating Badassery:
- In spite of Geto's warnings, Jogo thinks very little of Gojo. Forgoing the plan to seal Gojo away, he tries to confront and kill him directly. This works about as well as you'd expect.
- To a lesser extent, while he knows how powerful Sukuna is, he assumed that he'd be capable of landing at least a single blow on the King of Curses. This estimation gets him killed.
- The Worf Effect: Though he is established as a very dangerous Special-Grade Curse with great powers, his first onscreen fight has him getting effortlessly destroyed by Satoru Gojo in order to show Gojo's unimaginable strength in comparison. When he finally gets the chance to pay Gojo back in Shibuya, he's instead left running and panicking despite his prior confidence after Gojo gets serious. With Gojo out of the picture, however, his strength is made clear — he's considered to be significantly stronger than Hanami, Mahito and Dagon, and nearly kills Naobito, Maki and Nanami upon meeting them with little effort. Then Sukuna shows up at 15 fingers and completely dominates him.
Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka (Japanese), Marie Westbrook (English)
Cursed Technique: Disaster Plants
A Special-Grade Curse born from the negative emotions humanity feels towards forests.
- Achilles' Heel: Hanami is incredibly durable, with his only real weak point being the branches that stick out of his head. Gojo takes full advantage of this in Shibuya, violently ripping them out of his face and crippling him severely.
- Arc Villain: Of the Kyoto Goodwill Event arc, being the main threat that the students must deal with during the attack on the school.
- A Lighter Shade of Black: Hanami is the only Disaster Curse who has a somewhat valid reason for believing the world is better off with humanity gone. He's also capable of showing respect towards humans that impress him and never kills just For the Evulz.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Mid-fight, he's constantly examining enemy techniques, using the time afforded to him by his durability to figure out exactly how the enemy functions and fights. This is most notably shown in his fight against Todo and Yuji, where, while constantly on the back foot, even Todo admits that Hanami is quick to wise up and he doesn't have long to take him down; that said, Todo also turns this against Hanami by letting him analyze Boogie Woogie and then immediately faking him out on its usage. Similarly, Gojo ultimately defeats him by turning this against him as well. He lets Limitless down briefly, causing the ever-analytical Hanami to lower his own power in preparation for close combat, only to reactivate his full power and kill Hanami effortlessly.
- Anti-Magic: He is capable of using Domain Amplification, which creates an Instant Armor of cursed energy around his body that neutralizes any cursed techniques used against him. It doesn't protect him from physical attacks however.
- Black Speech: Unlike the other Disaster Curses, all of Hanami's dialogue is conveyed through a bizarre inhuman text, with most of his thoughts instead conveyed through monologue. Mahito and Jogo seem to be the only ones capable of understanding him. He later demonstrates that he can make himself comprehensible to people if he wishes, resulting in them hearing his voice in their head.
- Blood Knight: Begins developing into this during the Goodwill Event arc thanks to Mahito's influence, eventually finding his battle with Yuji and Todo to be thrilling.
- Body Horror: He has two branches growing out where his eyes would normally be.
- Confusion Fu: While his build might suggest otherwise, his powers are the most obtuse among the Disaster Curses, making him as unpredictable as he is dangerous.
- Death by Irony: Motivated to destroy humanity to end its cruelty, he is murdered in an excessively brutal fashion because his killer decided he'd be the easier kill (even calling him a "useless tree") between him and Jogo, who Hanami spent much of their fight with Gojo protecting.
- Evil Is Bigger: Standing at a canonical height of 220 cm (just under 7'3''), Hanami towers over all of the heroes.
- Eyeless Face: In place of where his eyes should be are a pair of branches shaped like horns.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: The flower bud on his left shoulder has an eyeball in its center that concentrates cursed energy for his Wave-Motion Gun attack.
- Fertile Feet: His Flower Field move spontaneously creates a field of flowers around him that can sap the will to fight from his enemies.
- Fluffy the Terrible: His name is derived from the japanese spring festival of blooming sakura trees. Also, he plays the Token Good Teammate to the Disaster Curses and has a gentle and somber voice.
- Gaia's Vengeance: Hanami is the Avenger type; his motivation for wiping out humanity is their destruction of the environment.
- Green Thumb: Hanami's powers involve the manipulation of cursed plants from buds that drains opponents when they use Cursed Energy, summoning roots, a Wave-Motion Gun from a flower-shaped laser cannon attached to his left arm, etc.
- Imagination-Based Superpower: The plants created with his cursed technique are actually illusions that he manifests into reality thanks to his abundance of cursed energy, and can be instantly dispersed if he chooses to. This is due to real plants not producing cursed energy, meaning that he cannot manipulate them. His power works on a similar principle to Mai Zen'in's Construction technique, but on a much more impressive scale and level of precision.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: The second he sees the Curtain keeping Gojo out, he immediately makes his leave.Hanami: I'm not arrogant enough to face Satoru Gojo.
- Lightning Bruiser: While Hanami has great physical strength he is also very agile as well, as shown during his fight with Todo and Yuji. One of the only reasons why he lost was because of the immensely damaging power of the Black Flash and the deceptive Boogie Woogie.
- Magic Eater: His Cursed Bud attack plants a bud on an opponent that drains them when they use Cursed Energy.
- Mana Drain: The flower bud on his left arm drains the life-force from surrounding plants and converts it into cursed energy, as real plants do not actually produce the negative energy.
- Meaningful Name: The name of the character is written as 花御, which may be read as "honorable flower", which poetically describes (at least in a Well-Intentioned Extremist fashion) his motivations. It also doubles as an Ironic Name and Punny Name, since "hanami" (written differently as 花見, "flower viewing") represents the spring-time practice of viewing sakura.
- Nature Spirit: His presence is noted to be close to that of a normal spirit despite being a curse, but he is still a being who desires humanity's extermination.
- No Body Left Behind: Hanami is completely obliterated by Gojo's Limitless technique after he is heavily weakened and unable to maintain his Domain Amplification to protect himself.
- No-Sell: Hanami is so naturally durable that Megumi and Noritoshi's attacks can barely scratch him at best, forcing them to run from him with Inumaki holding him back. And even then, Hanami is so much stronger than Inumaki that the sorcerer's throat gives out from repeated speech despite not using particularly powerful words.
- Orbiting Particle Shield: His Wooden Ball technique summons several balls of compressed branches that orbit around him to either attack or defend.
- Run or Die: What his fight against Megumi, Inumaki, and Noritoshi amounted to on their end. Unable to even scratch him, they resorted to having Inumaki use his Cursed Speech to stall him while they waited for back up.
- Sacrificial Lion: A villainous one. His death is the start of the rest of the Disaster Curses getting defeated throughout the Shibuya arc.
- Sdrawkcab Speech: Hanami's untranslated speech has this effect in the anime.
- Stealth Expert: He can mask his presence to the point that he can take someone like Gojo by surprise. Given what we later learn of Gojo's abilities, that is incredibly impressive.
- Super Toughness: Hanami is immensely durable, able to tank several attacks that, according to Word of God, would kill a curse as strong as Jogo in just one strike. He's even able to survive Gojo's Cursed Technique: Hollow Purple attack, which destroys a large portion of the surrounding area, though just barely.
- The Unreveal: During the climax of the Goodwill Event arc, Hanami is pushed to his limits by Yuji and Todo, forcing him to use Domain Expansion. However, he is stopped at the last moment by the arrival of Gojo, never getting the chance to reveal what his Domain is like. With his death during the Shibuya arc, the audience will never get to find out either.
- Vocal Dissonance: Despite his imposing masculine figure, he has a rather soothing, feminine voice in the anime. He is voiced by Major Kusanagi after all.
- Walking Wasteland: Using his Mana Drain ability saps the energy of the surrounding plant life, turning the environment into a rotted wasteland. This directly conflicts with his motives, and is thus something he only uses as a last resort.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Hanami's strongest attack is a flower-shaped laser cannon attached to his left arm, which he has to power by consuming the life force of nearby plants.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: While far from a nice guy himself, Hanami's motivation appears to be beyond mere spite or cruelty. He believes humans have gone for too long in ruining the Earth's environment, and while he does acknowledge that there are kind humans, he also knows that kindness alone just isn't enough.
- You Will Not Evade Me: He has a tendency to chase after enemies with his large roots if they try escaping, and can grab them by the ankle with a surprise attack to either bring them in closer or throw them.
Cursed Technique: Disaster Tides
A Special-Grade Curse born from the negative emotions people have for the ocean.
- Avenging the Villain: Distraught by Hanami’s death Dagon rallies to avenge him, but he fails to even confront the one (Gojo) responsible for his death, and is instead waylaid by an inexplicable third party.
- Berserk Button: Naobito Zen'in refusing to acknowledge that the Disaster Curses have names sets him off into an uncharacteristic rage.
- Big Eater: A particularly dark example; upon encountering Nanami's group, Dagon regurgitates dozens upon dozens of skeletons, suggesting an appetite for human flesh. We are later shown just where all those bones came from, as Dagon is seen flooding an entire room full of civilians before horrifically slurping them all down, complete with a comedic burp afterwards.
- Cthulhumanoid: His true form resembles common depictions of Cthulhu.
- Fetus Terrible: Is revealed in Shibuya to have actually been this, explaining its weakness and lack of complete sentience — it's a Cursed Womb housing a Special-Grade Cursed Spirit.
- Fiendish Fish: In its domain, Dagon can send countless numbers of gigantic fish-like shikigami at its opponents.
- Lovecraft Lite: Its entire character is built around Lovecraft references. Its design echoes Cthulhu, and its name is lifted from Father Dagon, progenitor of the Deep Ones. Its connection to the ocean and use of fish monsters also echos the common use of oceanic themes in many of Lovecraft's stories.
- Making a Splash: Uses its control over water to attack and defend.
- Minor Major Character: Despite being a member of the Disaster Curses, Dagon's appearances onscreen are all surprisingly brief; he's rarely mentioned by the others and doesn't get a single line of dialogue for over 100 chapters. As well as dying in his first onscreen battle
- Mundane Utility: Its Domain Expansion looks like a sunny beach, and the group spends most of their time lounging in it when they're not advancing their plans.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Borders on gonkish in comparison to the other Curses in the group, due to having a small, larvae-like form, as well as large eyes spread far part on its flat face. Justified in that it is a Cursed Womb, and its form upon being released from the womb is far more threatening.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: For most of its appearance, it was very harmless and not useful, outside of its domain being a hideout for the group. After learning of Hanami's death, it evolves into a more menacing form and becomes a much more dangerous threat.
- Power Floats: He gains the ability to levitate once he awakens into his true form.
- Shout-Out: Dagon is named for the Lovecraftian short story of the same name which, fittingly, focuses on the fear of the ocean.
- The Stoic: After changing form, he's very levelheaded, focused and dutiful, not unlike Hanami.
- This Cannot Be!: He's completely dumbfounded when Toji Fushiguro breaks into his Domain and starts turning the tide of the fight in the sorcerers's favour, unable to comprehend that a human with zero Cursed Energy could so massively surpass him, a Special Grade, in strength.
- Took a Level in Badass: In its regular form, this curse is harmless and silly-looking. While fighting Naibito, Nanami, and Maki, however, it awakens and evolves into its intended form, and becomes startlingly intelligent, competent and dangerous.
- Worf Had the Flu: Dagon's No-Holds-Barred Beatdown at the hands of Toji Fushiguro only happened the way it did because Megumi was preventing him from using his Domain's unblockable techniques, giving Toji the opportunity to overwhelm Dagon before he even knew what happened.
- Zerg Rush: His Death Swarm technique summons an endless amount of man-eating fish Shikigami that he sends at his enemies. Within his Domain, every single fish will hit its target, making it a truly formidable technique. Megumi countering the fish with his own activated Domain is the only reason the heroes are able to survive the attack.
Unique entities which exist as a hybrid of Curse and Human, born from the unspeakable atrocities committed upon an abnormal young girl by the evil sorcerer Noritoshi Kamo* . Because they are virtually indestructible Special Grade Cursed Objects, all nine are sealed in the storehouse of Jujutsu High to the present day, but Mahito breaks three of them out during a raid on the school for Sukuna's fingers — Eso, Kechizu, and Choso — who operate with Geto and Mahito in exchange for their freedom and out of a mutual agreement that siding with them was better than siding with other Sorcerers.
The three shown so far all use some variation of the Kamo Clan's Blood Manipulation, the result of another experiment by Noritoshi where he infused his own blood into their bodies.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being villains, all three brothers have an unyielding love for each other. Eso cries in sorrow after Kechizu's death, and Choso to kill Yuji and Nobara in revenge, In a ironic turn, Yuji is accepted into their family once Choso realises he's another of Kenjaku's Tyke Bombs.
- Half-Human Hybrid: The Death Paintings are half-curse, half-human, born after a horrifying atrocitiy committed against a young girl with the ability to give birth after impregnation by a Cursed Spirit.
- Long-Lost Relative: It's eventually revealed all the Death Paintings are this to Yuji, because both he and they are spiritually Kenjaku's children due to a side-effect of his Body Surf ability. As a result, Choso's ability to sense the well-being of the other Death Paintings extends Yuji as well.
- Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: They have a lot of blood, as a Required Secondary Power to their Blood Magic. Their status as half curses allows them to convert cursed energy into blood, meaning they can't die from blood loss as long as they have cursed energy to spare.
- Personality Powers: A group of brothers who cherish family as the most important thing in life who all share the power to manipulate blood.
- The Pretty Guys Are Stronger: Kechizu is a bizarre monster with a huge mouth and generally the weakest member of the team. Eso, except for a large face on his back, looks human, and is stronger than Kechizu. Choso looks mostly human and is by far the strongest of the three.
- Poisonous Person: The exact variant of it differs a bit by brother, but their blood is dangerous due to being toxic or acidic.
- Required Secondary Power: Unlike the fully human Kamo clan, their nature as curse-human hybrids allows them to directly use cursed energy to regenerate without Reverse Cursed Technique- essentially letting them directly convert cursed energy to blood. While Noritoshi has be conservative and carry blood bags for stronger techniques, the Death Paintings can just fire huge blood attacks willy-nilly. Choso in particular can flood an entire street with blood.
- Sibling Team: The wombs are all related by blood, and so they see themselves as a team of brothers, deeply linked through their existences.
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese), Ray Chase (English)
Cursed Technique: Blood Manipulation
The oldest and most powerful of the Death Painting brothers, and the leader of the trio.
He has the same technique as the student Noritoshi Kamo, "Blood Manipulation", allowing him to freely control his blood and its properties. Unlike Noritoshi, he has access to much, much more, in addition to it being toxic.
- Art Evolution: His design is noticeably altered from his initial apperance in the manga. By the time of Shibuya his eyes are bigger and his face is considerably less wrinkled, making him look overall more handsome and friendlier. This becomes even more noticeable towards the end of the Shibuya Incident arc and afterwards, probably in preparation for his Heel–Face Turn and the revelation of his status as Yuji's older brother. Oddly enough, the anime went along with his initial, rougher and unfriendlier, design instead of going with his updated looks from later in the manga. It remains to be seen if his apperance will also be softened in the the following seasons.
- Ascended Extra: He's introduced as a very minor character in the Origin of Obedience arc, and then only marginally gets more attention in the Shibuya Incident arc as he battles Yuji. However, following his Heel–Face Turn he joins Yuji and co and becomes a much more relevant secondary character, even getting an entire battle against Naoya entirely from his perspective where he plays the role of "protagonist", and afterwards stays with the main cast.
- Badass Baritone: He has impressively deep voice that rivals Sukuna's in sheer timbre, and is highly skilled with his Cursed Technique.
- Berserk Button: Insulting or harming his family. Realising that Kenjaku almost tricked him into killing one (Yuji) leaves him utterly furious.
- Big Brother Instinct: He loves his younger brothers dearly and will react violently to anyone who would insult them. He transfers these feelings towards Yuji after his realization about their connection, and comes to protect him during the confrontation with Geto and Uraume. During his battle with Naoya, he explains his belief that as the eldest brother, all of the younger ones look up to him. If he makes mistakes they'll know what to avoid, and if he's good they'll know what to follow. Because of this he believes he carries great responsibility as the eldest.
- Blood Magic: He uses the Kamo family's signature cursed technique thanks to the experimentation on his pregnant mother. Unlike Noritoshi, he shows a lot more skill and the ability to manipulate blood in larger quantities, helped by the fact that he can generate it using cursed energy.
- Bloody Murder: Choso can create condensed or slicing beams of blood, harden it as a projectile, and form a dagger of blood if needed. His most impressive showing was producing an entire wave of blood enough to entire flood a hall.
- Creepy Good: Downplayed, as while he is a little eerie looking, him being a half curse half human being makes him come off as odd. However, he proves he wishes to end Kenjaku's evil plans.
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Rather prominent, albeit not as noticeable in the manga due to the lack of coloring, but the anime makes them far more obvious. They become more like Exhausted Eye Bags following his Art Evolution.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Doesn't stand a smidgeon of a real chance against Kenjaku, even when the latter is only using hand-to-hand and low-grade Cursed Spirits. Once Kenjaku breaches the Godzilla Threshold against Yuki Tsukumo, Choso's chances drop by an astronomical amount.
- The Comically Serious: Yuji is understandably weirded out by the guy who tried to kill him now calling himself his older brother. When Yuji remembers his mother, this starts getting less funny as Yuji comes to realize Choso wasn't actually far off.
- Defector from Decadence: His main reason for cooperating with Geto and the Disaster Curses is sharing the ideal of the Disaster Curses about curses replacing humanity, as he thinks that it will lead to a world better fit for himself and his brothers. When he learns that Geto is an impostor and in fact Kamo, the man who experimented and toyed with his mother, he turns on him immediately, doubly so because Kamo never had any intention of actually helping the Disaster Curses, who at that point are all dead. Following this he joins the heroes side, the revelation that Yuji is his brother sealing the deal with no enmity remaining.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He carries a deep hatred towards Noritoshi Kamo (the ancestor) due to the atrocities he committed against the mother of the Death Paintings. Upon learning that "Geto" was also the original Noritoshi Kamo, Choso immediately turns on him.
- Facial Markings: He has a crimson marking that runs horizontally across his face. Using Flowing Red Scale creates two vertical marks that intersect his eyes, and further adding the Stack technique makes the markings more elaborate.
- Fake Memories: Right as Choso is about to finish off Yuji, he hallucinates Yuji and the three Death Painting Wombs enjoying a barbecue and being best friends. This shakes Choso so much that he runs off screaming. This is eventually revealed to have been caused by his own ability, which allowed him to sense Yuji's impending death as he was about to kill him.
- Family-Values Villain: Family means everything to Choso. He near immediately expresses scorn for Naoya when the latter expresses the belief you should leave "useless" siblings to die and his look of scornful contempt as he's about to finish Yuji off instantly gives way to shock and horror when he realises the sorcerer is actually his younger brother.
- Horrible Judge of Character: As beings who exist between the boundary of Curses and humans, the Death Paintings are comfortable picking either "side" or none at all with the way they view themselves. Choso, after some thought, decides to ally their group with Geto as he believes it would be the most beneficial to him and his brothers in the long run. Not only does this choice indirectly result in the deaths of Eso & Kechizu but it results in Choso unwittingly helping Noritoshi Kamo, the sworn enemy of his entire family.
- It's Personal: Choso adopts this perspective once he learns his brothers were killed by Nobara and Yuji. Upon realising that he and Yuji are brothers, he forgives the "misunderstanding" and transfers his desire for revenge onto Kenjaku.
- Logical Weakness: As Mechamaru correctly deduces, Choso's Blood Manipulation technique stops the process of clotting so blood can be controlled more effectively. This means Choso's blood dissolves more easily in water — pouring water on the blood outside his body in any form will force his technique to dispel as a result, since he can no longer control it. Averted later during his fight with Naoya, the latter thinks Choso will start to have logical issues due to a bleeding wound, which as a Blood Manipulation user will constantly distract him with keeping it closed, but Naoya ended up being Wrong Genre Savvy because Choso isn't human and can create blood from cursed energy.
- Long-Lost Relative: It's eventually revealed Choso and the other death paintings are in fact this to Yuji, all considered children of the entity currently inhabiting Geto's body. Choso's ability to sense his brethren is extended to Yuji as well, causing him to eventually join Yuji's side.
- Master of Your Domain: Flowing Red Scale is a Blood Manipulation technique that can be used to modify bodily parameters to achieve drastic physical improvement, while this usually runs the risk of causing blood clots, thrombosis and other systemic issues. Choso's Healing Factor can severely mitigate (though not nullify) potential internal damage, allowing him use to it with far greater frequency.
- Made of Iron: Shrugs off a beating and a huge knife wound from Naoya... only to knocked out cold via Offhand Backhand by Yuta. Kenjaku absolutely beats the brakes off of him twice, with Choso even leaving the battlefield to heal only for Kenjaku to put him down again.
- Nice Guy: Once he undergoes his Heel–Face Turn, Choso becomes much softer towards others and an overall nice person to Yuji and his friends.
- Not So Stoic: Upon learning from Yuji his brothers cried as they died together, Choso becomes furious.
- Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: Choso summons a The Shining-esque deluge of blood when fighting Naoya Zen'in. The narration reveals that because Choso is a half-curse, he can convert cursed energy to blood, giving him a much larger amount to work with than a human sorcerer. As long as he has cursed energy remaining, he won't die of blood loss.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He is softer and more emotive with his siblings, even asking Yuji to call him "Onii-Chan", which is incredibly cutesy and childish. Additionally, despite his regular stoic demeanor he completely looses it and goes into a rage when his family or siblings are in game. Learning that "Geto" is actually Noritoshi Kamo makes him fly into an Unstoppable Rage, and Naoya having disparaging words about siblinghood prompts Choso to give a deeper speech about his thoughts on the matter as he nearly murders Naoya. Later on, Yuji calling him "Aniki" also makes him gasp in glee as it means Yuji is recognizing him as his older brother, at least on some level.
- Poisonous Person: Like his brothers, he can make his blood poisonous. After making his Heel–Face Turn, he does this when attacking Uraume and is able to take them out of the fight, allowing the heroes to break free of the ice. He also makes use of it against Naoya, almost killing him.
- Removed Achilles' Heel: He has Blood Manipulation like the Kamo family. The main drawback of this ability is the user's naturally very limited amount of blood, which typically requires them to harvest blood over time and carry it around on bags. Choso has no such issue because he is half curse and can thus can convert cursed energy into new blood, enabling incredibly aggressive moves using huge amounts of blood that the Kamos couldn't even dream off.
- Ship Tease: He's surprisingly gotten moments with Yuki Tsukumo since they both partnered up to protect Master Tengen. During their fight with Kenjaku, she praises his skills and later mentions her type of man is the hard-working guy who's rough. She says this after he briefly leaves and says is again just as he returns to get the drop on him, hinting she may be interested in him on a romantic level.
- Sole Survivor: With Kechizu and Eso dead, Choso is the only Death Painting not still sealed or dead.
- The Stoic: Choso is the most levelheaded member of the trio, and is rarely ever seen with anything but a stonefaced, empty expression. As mentioned above, he tends to emote more when the topic of brotherhood (be it about his own siblings or the idea in general) is brought up however.
- Super Reflexes: Flowing Red Scale: Stack focuses blood flow onto his extra-ocular muscles, which improves his eyesight and reaction speed enough that he can track the movements of someone using Projection Sorcery.
- Tranquil Fury: Upon learning of his brothers' deaths, he breaks a piece from a board game while grimly noting they died, with his shaking on his hands nothing he is furious.
- The Worf Effect: Choso is a powerhouse who has had both Yuji and Naoya Zen'in's numbers in a fight, but when Kenjaku invades Tengen's barrier on November 16th, he is little more than Cannon Fodder, something he doesn't even try to deny. While he can still defend himself to an extent when Kenjaku is only brawling and using low-grade Cursed Spirits as familiars, once Kenjaku starts pulling out one stop after another to beat Yuki Tsukumo, Choso isn't left with a smidgeon of a chance, with the evil sage casually dodging his point-blank Piercing Blood before making Choso eat dirt with his Gravity Master powers.
- Worf Had the Flu: He's a special grade hybrid Curse who handily bested Yuji, who even had assistance, and later took on and defeated Naoya — however, he gets oneshot and instantly knocked out by Yuta Okkotsu. At that point he was extremely worn down from the fight with Naoya and was taken by surprise. Not that he could have fared particularly better than Yuji or at full strength, as Yuta is one of the strongest characters in the entire series.
Eso & Kechizu
Eso voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese), Landon McDonald (English)
Kechizu voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese)
Cursed Technique: Supreme Rot Technique
Two Death Paintings who were tasked with obtaining Sukuna's fingers. They face the Tokyo first years while on a mission to obtain a finger under the Yasohachi Bridge.
They share the "Supreme Rot Technique", which allows them some degree of control over their blood, as well as making it extremely poisonous.
- Adaptational Modesty: In the anime, Eso wears full tights on his lower body as opposed to the thong, garters and leggings worn in the manga.
- Affably Evil: Eso is surprisingly polite and friendly, and was fine with giving Nobara the chance to flee before their fight.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Eso's death is noticeably tragic, with him desperately trying to run away after Kugisaki kills Kechizu, whose death he is clearly heartbroken by. Itadori is left quite crushed, and only recovers after a heart-to-heart with Kugisaki in the aftermath.
- Arc Villain: Of the "Origin of Obedience" arc.
- Berserk Button: Eso mentions that he'll kill anyone who looks at the face on his back. This is immediately followed by Yuji and Kechizu popping up right behind him. The both of them immediately apologize for staring at his back. In hindsight, it's Foreshadowing that Yuji is related to them.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: Eso's eyes have pitch black sclera, though he isn't as insane as most examples aside from the odd complex about his back.
- Bloody Murder: Their blood is very corrosive, and can kill within minutes.
- Killed Off for Real: Eso and Kechizu are killed by Kugisaki and Itadori after a tough battle.
- Poisonous Person: The Decay technique makes their blood both poisonous and corrosive.
- Power Gives You Wings: Eso's Winged King technique sprouts wings made of solidified blood from his back, greatly increasing his speed and mobility.
- Stripperiffic: Eso appears to be dressed like a Chippendale. When asked about it, he claims "it (ie. the face on his back) gets stuffy!" It's entirely possible that that was simply what his vessel was wearing before he took over. His outfit is less revealing in the anime, but he still retains the male stripper motif.
- Underestimating Badassery: Eso assumes that Yuji and Nobara are weak enough to fall to his Cursed Technique within minutes without fighting back. They then instantly turn the tables on the both of them, with Nobara sticking her nails in her body to use "Resonance" on them, while Yuji's resistance to poison (due to being Sukuna's vessel) allows him to fight Kechizu without any hassle.
A type of Special-Grade spirit created by Cursed Wombs that have consumed one of Sukuna's fingers and taken its power for themselves.
- Elite Mooks: Being Special-Grade spirits, it's a given. They have no names or individual relevance beyond their first appearances and are merely remnants of one of the Big Bads. But it's the fact that they're remnants of an unfathomably powerful Cursed Spirit that makes them dangerous.
- It Can Think: They don't seem to be able to speak, but they notably have a sense of pride and sadism. The first one encountered knew that it was outmatched by Sukuna, but still attacked him anyway.
- Kamehame Hadoken: Their primary method of attack is to project the massive reserve of Cursed Energy Sukuna's finger gives them as a beam.
- Shoddy Knockoff Product: They pale in comparison to the actual Sukuna.
- Too Dumb to Live: Special mention goes to the curse in the picture, who thought it was a good idea to attack Sukuna.
- Unskilled, but Strong: They lack any sort of refined technique, and just throw bolts of raw Cursed energy in hopes of vaporising their opponents. They can also create an incomplete Domain, but they make no use of the benefits that come with it.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: The very first Special-Grade that Yuji, Nobara and Megumi face. It's after an encounter with one of these things that they start actual training.
- The Worf Effect: Yuji and Megumi stood no chance against the first one they face, and Yuji resorted to unleashing Sukuna to get rid of it. Sukuna promptly dominates it with no effort, while only making up two fingers of his power.
- Megumi encounters another one in the Death Paintings arc. Although he gets overwhelmed at first, he manages to kill it with the newfound power of his incomplete Domain.
A Grade 2 Curse born from the negative emotions humanity feels towards Grasshopper swarms, Yuji battles it during the start of the Shibuya Incident.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Despite its idiocy, it's still introduced eating a civilian. Mei Mei also suggests that its strength is Grade 1. Yuji doesn't let its silly nature stop him from mercilessly killing it.
- Dumb Muscle: Not particularly smart, despite its belief otherwise.
- It Can Think: It possesses a sense of self and personality that other cursed spirits of its level haven't shown, not that it helps with its intelligence.
- The Worf Effect: It's quickly and completely thrashed by Yuji to display that he's reached the level of a Grade 1 Sorcerer.
A powerful Special-Grade Disease Cursed Spirit born from humanity's hatred of Smallpox. It was added to Geto's collection of cursed spirits, who deploys it to combat Mei Mei and Ui Ui in Shibuya.
- Creepy Cemetery: Its Domain Expansion takes on the appearance of a dark and ominous cemetery, representing all the lives lost by its disease.
- Death from Above: The Grave technique captures enemies within a coffin before dropping a massive gravestone on top of it. If the enemy survives, it will begin a three-second countdown that will instantly kill its target with disease if they are unable to escape.
- Domain Holder: It possesses a Domain Expansion that it pragmatically activates immediately once confronted.
- Fog Feet: It has no legs and floats above the ground in a manner reminiscent of a djinn.
- Plaguemaster: As a manifestation of the sorrow created by its namesake disease, the Always Accurate Attack within its Domain inflicts a sickness that will instantly kill its target if the proper conditions are met.
A Special-Grade Cursed Spirit born from the negative emotions caused by cockroaches, it was trapped in Geto's Cursed Spirit collection before he freed it so it could participate in his Culling Game.
For more information, see its folder under Culling Game Players.
Its Cursed Technique lets it "Remove any obstacle".
- Combination Attack: The Elephant God can entangle its controller's Cursed Technique unto the targeted "obstacles". In Kenjaku's case, this lets him send an entire battallion of Special Forces tumbling into the sky... before dropping them to their deaths by releasing the Technique's hold on them once they reach terminal height.
- Cruel Elephant: Nothing about this thing looks friendly.
- Humanlike Hand Anatomy: Which only makes it look freakier as it makes praying gestures while throwing military men to their imminent death via Cursed Technique.
- Kaiju: For reference, The Elephant God is sitting on the White House in the picture, and it is as fearsome as it is enormous.
- The Worf Effect: Despite its great power, it is instantly vaporized by Yuki Tsukumo's Fastball Special.
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Lex Lang (English)
Age: 27 (Biologically)
Cursed Technique: Cursed Spirit Manipulation * , Unnamed Brain Transplant Technique, Antigravity System
This Curse User is actually an impostor named Kenjaku who used his Cursed Technique to transplant his brain into the body of the real Suguru Geto, who died during the events of Volume 0. He's been body surfing around for some time now; one of his previous bodies was the evil Sorcerer Noritoshi Kamo* , responsible for the creation of the Death Paintings about 150 years ago, but going by the Sorcerers he has gathered up as Cursed Objects, it's been at least a thousand and some years. Joining forces with the Disaster Curses at the beginning of the story, he uses them to accelerate his plan of bringing out humanity's potential in using cursed energy and ushering in a new era of jujutsu sorcery through arranging a twisted Culling Game.
Along with the technique he uses to transplant his brain and being a powerful Barrier Technique user, he also has Geto's Cursed Technique "Cursed Spirit Manipulation", which allows him to absorb and control Curses and use them for combat. Cursed Spirit Manipulation's Maximum Technique, Uzumaki, also has a secondary effect that transfers the Innate Techniques of all the Curses used to fuel it for a single use if they are Semi-Grade 1 or higher. He also has an entirely third Technique called "Antigravity System" that allows him to manipulate gravity.
- Ambiguous Gender: He's taken both male and female hosts throughout history, but the gender of his original body (or if gender even applies to his true form anymore) is unclear.
- Ancient Evil: He qualifies as one himself, being at least a millenium old and having spent the better part of his existence scheming to see humanity achieve the next step in its evolution, consequences be damned. He also has a menagerie of abilities, in the form of ancient Cursed Spirits absorbed through Geto's Technique.
- Always a Bigger Fish: In the wake of the Shibuya Incident, it becomes supremely clear that if every post-Heian Era Sorcerer are players in a casino, this guy might as well be the proverbial house that always wins, and the only reason he didn't unleash this power upon the world earlier was because he was stacking the deck, setting the table and considerably raising the stakes.
- Animal Motifs:
- Centipedes, which are seen as impure in Japanese folklore, and legends about them frequently involve them nesting in corpses to reanimate them as a corruption of immortality by making it come from the body, as opposed to the Buddhist immortality of the soul/Atman. Him and Mahito even have a brief discussion about how they think the soul and the body are the same thing, and that it is only in Cursed Techniques that worldviews can be dictated for the individual.
- Centipedes are also frequently used as the symbol for Gu/Kodoku rituals which his Culling Game closely resembles in having the Players kill one another to survive in an inclosed space in hopes that the last player surviving will revolutionize Cursed Energy. Furthermore, most of his Familiars take the form of centipedes, either as swarms or a single gigantic one to be used as a ramming projectile.
- Archnemesis Dad: Choso completely loathes him for the abuse he put the Death Paintings' mother through. He's later shown to also be Yuji's archnemesis mom, having birthed him in one of his previous bodies seemingly for the purpose of turning him into a host for Sukuna.
- The Assimilator: His brain transplant lets him take other sorcerers's abilities, and in Geto's body, he can also do this with strong enough Curses and then extract their techniques through the use of Maximum: Uzumaki.
- Asskicking Leads to Leadership: After becoming ungodly powerful by stacking his deck with cards like Cursed Spirit Manipulation and a host of Ancient Evils at his beck and call, with even more Cursed Techniques than that at his disposal, he effortlessly upsets the power balance of the Jujutsu Association and takes over the entire thing in a matter of days after the Shibuya Incident.
- The Bad Guy Wins: He comes out of the The Shibuya Incident as the only true victor, which is saying a lot. Gojo gets locked up indefinitely in the Prison Realm, much of Tokyo is left oversaturated with Cursed Energy, allowing Cursed Spirits to run wild, and the Jujutsu council folds neatly into his grasp mere days after the Incident occured, allowing Kenjaku to focus his full attention on his next scheme – the Culling Game..
- Barrier Warrior: He is noted to be the second-strongest sorcerer in the world when it comes to creating and utilizing barrier techniques, a claim made by the number one strongest himself, Master Tengen. He is able to bend Tengen's enourmous barrier to produce whatever scenario he wants, including a cinema playing out bits and pieces of his endgoal on screen while explaining his motives to Choso, and deploy his Domain without closing off the barrier. He also foregoes closing the barrier of his Domain not just because he's skilled enough to, but because it makes it harder for Tengen to dissassemble when there's no physical barrier to target.
- Big Bad: Of the main series.
- Body Surf: Has been hijacking other sorcerer's bodies for at least the last thousand and some years by swapping out their brains with his own and then stitching the skullcap back on. It lets him use their Cursed Techniques, Cursed Energy reserves, innate physical traits of theirs and allows him to skirt out on any penalties from Binding Vows he takes in their names by just acquiring a new body.
- Brain Transplant: His personal technique lets him access the bodies of others, including corpses, by putting his brain into their skull. How exactly this is done is not clear, but it's probably best left to the imagination. Kenjaku even weaponizes this quirk of anatomy, as it lets him roll headshots off course by letting it hit the strings and pop the skullcap off to kill the impact.
- Casual Danger Dialogue: Being a Motor Mouth by nature he frequently ends up talking his jowels off while casually ducking his opponent's ineffective attacks. His reaction to barely surviving being at the epicenter of a Black Hole was an exasperated "Whew, you gave me quite the scare there, honestly."
- The Chessmaster: Upon revealing the extent of his plans to Yuki Tsukumo, the insane amount of machinations required to pull it off becomes apparent, having been working on his schemes for over 1000 years. He has been making binding vows with hundreds of sorcerers over the years to trap them within Cursed Objects that he has fed to 500 people throughout Japan. Subsequently he sought out 500 people who possess latent Cursed Techniques but no Cursed Energy to use them, marking both groups with his energy. He then awakens the potential of all 1000 people, creating Cursed Vessels and Curse Users to create a sizeable enough pool for his grand sacrificial ritual, the Culling Game - an undertaking which requires taking over swaths of Japanese cities and creating multiple huge barriers to serve as arenas for the player. After the opening phase of the Game is finished, it is revealed as he has also been meeting with world leaders of superpower nations such as China and the United States, involving their governments within his plot by manipulating them into attempting to capture sorcerers for military or energy purposes and be potential cannon fodder Points for the Players. And that is merely the current extent of his overall plan.
- Combat Pragmatist: Has no qualms about playing mind games with his enemies, or only stepping in a battle once his opponents are exhausted after fighting someone else.
- Combo Platter Powers/Confusion Fu: Kenjaku explains to Yuji that this is one of the biggest advantages of Cursed Spirit Manipulation; He has no lack of powerful Cursed Spirits at his disposal due to being a purveyor of Ancient Evils and can use them in tandem, but even low-grade ones with interesting Techniques can become menaces in his hands by enhancing them with his own vast Cursed Energy and swarming his opponent with them. The combo of Cursed Spirit techniques he hits Yuji with in Shibuya borders on You Cannot Grasp the True Form, getting covered in damaging blood and swarmed by carnivorous centipedes, while simultaneously falling down a repeating sinkhole until he's eventually slammed into the ground with great force.
- Control Freak: Confesses that his manipulative tendencies were ultimately holding back the progress of his experiments. To remedy this, he creates a dangerous and unstable new paradigm so he can learn from "chaos".
- Cruel Elephant: One of his most powerful Cursed Spirits at disposal is a Special Grade diabolical-looking four-armed elephant in monk's robes and prayer beads around its wrists, which possesses a Technique based off of the Hindu deity Ganesha's ability as a "Remover of obstacles".
- Dead Person Impersonation: Kenjaku makes some effort to pretend being Suguru Geto after taking his body, even to his Curse allies. He only reveals his false nature to Gojo, and this is after Gojo correctly guesses it.
- Devour the Dragon: He does this to Mahito at the end of the Shibuya Incident, showing up after he's severly weakened by his fight with Yuji and Todo and absorbing him with Cursed Spirit Manipulation to take Idle Transfiguration for himself . Kenjaku states he would've liked to take Jogo's Technique too, but brushes off the Earth Curse's death as "It is what it is".
- Delayed "Oh, Crap!": He raises one eyebrow in dull curiosity when Yuki Tsukumo prepares her Fastball Special, only to briefly panic when it smashes his Elephant God to pieces and the follow-up punch snaps his arms like twigs while sending him flying. He is similarly incredulous when she grabs his ankle after he splits her in half, only to freak out when he realizes she's in the process of turning into a black hole, forcing him to think very fast.
- Dissonant Serenity: In stark contrast to the absolutely demonic Sukuna or incredibly twisted Mahito, Kenjaku is remarkably casual and a real chatterbox who always has a serene smile on his face. the Angel inside Kurusu calls him a "social butterfly with a forked tongue" for very good reason; he has compared the feeling of carrying out his plan to the feeling of being a toddler joyfully painting on a blank canvas despite it involving The End of the World as We Know It.
- Domain Holder: Kenjaku's Domain depicts a ring of mutilated and stitched back together corpses of women hanging from a tree made of screaming faces, circled by a row of sitting entities covered in facial paint with a perfect cube cut out of the front of their heads for removing the brain, among other signs of mummification, an altogether horrifying affair by the name of "All-Encompassing Garbhadhatu". It seemingly allows Kenjaku to use his Gravity Master powers over anyone within range of its Sure-Hit Effect by just swinging his arm downwards, and like Sukuna, he can deploy it without closing off his barrier, allowing him to massively increase his Domain's effective range.
- Dream Weaver: He is capable of entering people's dreams and interacting with them, doing so by creating a barrier within the space between reality and dream. He does this when he escorts civilians out of the Culling Game battlegrounds, having them sleepwalk out of the barriers and then wake up thinking their interaction with Kenjaku was All Just a Dream.
- Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: Against almost anyone else Yuki's last resort of turning herself into a black hole would have been certain death, however Kenjaku's third technique is Antigravity System, which allows him to create fields that nullify the effects of gravity, by using his own body as a domain for the technique he is able to just barely survive.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Downplayed. While he considers the Death Paintings nothing but failed experiments and will stomp out Choso with a smile on his face while rubbing in how much the Death Paintings disappointed him, he's implied to hold some genuine affection for Yuji, telling the boy that he "expects great things" from him, and at one point genuinely thanking Sasaki for being friends with his son.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: As one accustomed to playing it safe over a long period of time, Kenjaku assumes that Yuki will take a moment to use Reverse Curse Technique to heal from the injuries he gave her which will give him time to reconstitute his domain. He is left genuinely shocked when she, severely wounded, chooses to attack him further instead for a chance at victory.
- Eviler than Thou: It's quickly made clear during the Shibuya Incident that he's far more dangerous then his Disaster Curse minions, something Mahito finds out the hard way after the Disaster Curses manage to help him seal Gojo. Word of God also stated in the Databook that Kenjaku was confident that he and his army of Curses could have taken on all of the Disaster Curses at once if it became necessary, and going by the stunts he's pulled off since then and Geto's Technique making him an impossible opponent for Cursed Spirits, that probably isn't an overstatement.
- Evil Knockoff: His plan involves creating hundreds of lesser versions of the Sukuna/Yuji composite by forcing dozens of test subjects to ingest Cursed Objects, although he's also revealed to have been the one who purposefully "bred" Yuji to become Sukuna's vessel in the first place.
- Evil Matriarch: A very interesting variation; it is revealed that Kaori Itadori, Yuji's mother, was a previous vessel of his, giving him a very twisted relation to the main protagonist.
- Evil Sorcerer: The evil sorcerer, if his reputation during his life as Noritoshi Kamo is anything to go by, and a much more straightforward example than Sukuna. Ancient and malevolent? Check. A prolific manipulator and schemer? Check. Vastly knowledgeable about and skilled in the local variety of Functional Magic? Check. Interested primarily in obtaining forbidden knowledge and conducting twisted experiments? Oh-so-very-much check...
- Evilutionary Biologist: Kenjaku wants to optimize Cursed Energy and bring forth the peak of its potential, which he believes can't be found in humans as they are as he has already pushed that limit as far as it can go. To fix this, he's willing to commit abhorrant acts and has already been doing so in the shadows for centuries, and by the time of the main series, he's not above plunging the whole world into chaos in the name of discovering the next stage of humanity.
- Familiar: He's gained this technique thanks to using the original Suguru's body. He has a greater handicap with it than Suguru in his prime, however, thanks to the original Geto losing all his curses in his battle with Yuta. On the other hand, Kenjaku is considerably more wizened and willing to experiment with the technique, meaning he's even more effective then the original, not to mention his age and experience has seen him gather a number of Curses of equal if not greater power than Geto's elite.
- Faux Affably Evil: Kenjaku is rarely ever angry, spiteful or cold, and keeps up a relaxed persona around allies and enemies alike. He expresses admiration for enemy sorcerers during combat, and even rambles at Yuji about the specifics of his technique, giving the impression of a playful Mad Scientist finally able to put all his wildest theories to the test. Despite having manipulated the Disaster Curses for his goals and planning to dispose of them in the end, he's nothing but courteous, patient, and amicable around them, even relaxing and playing games with them from time to time. Then it's revealed that he wants to merge all non-Sorcerers into eternal agony for his own amusement, revealing his true colors.
- He has strange markings on his forehead that were noticeably absent from Geto's appearance in 0 and Hidden Inventory. These are stitches, indicating the brain transplant that was used to hijack Geto's body. A somewhat recursive example occurs after and before this is revealed, as his previous identity of Noritoshi Kamo was initially shown with his forehead heavily obscured by shadows, only for Choso to remember a clearer image of him with the same tell-tale stitches across his forehead when he meets his current host, showing that they're the same person. Anybody else with such markings is all but certainly a previous host of his, including Yuji's mother.
- Once it becomes clear he also has control over gravity, the fact that the Prison Realm suddenly became heavy in his hands (with Kenjaku passing it off as the seal on Gojo not being completely finished yet) seems to have been an easy way for Kenjaku to get Mahito to run off so he could focus on his real plans.
- For Science!: With a dash of For the Evulz. At least on the surface level, as he has consistently kept his cards very close to his chest, but Kenjaku espouses the wish to see Cursed Energy evolve to the next level, whatever form that might take, comparing the feeling of seeking out that unknown stage to that of a toddler drawing on a blank canvas. When Choso asks him what Kenjaku stands to gain from all the things he's doing, this is his response."It just sounds fascinating, but I won't know for sure until it happens. What if the accumulated Cursed Energy of a hundred million people ends up looking like a funny clown face, then what'd you do? I know I'd laugh."
- Gender Bender: Kenjaku's current body is male but one of the more recent ones was female. Specifically, Yuji's mother.
- Godzilla Threshold: Uses his current body's strengths to hide his true abilities so as to use them to advantage if what he's stolen fails him. Choso manages to force him to briefly use them to block an inescapable lethal attack, which greatly displeases Kenjaku.
- Grand Theft Me: His Innate Technique allows him to control the bodies of others by swapping brains with them, giving him access to their Techniques and Cursed Energy as well.
- Gravity Master: He possesses an Innate Technique known as Antigravity System that he stole from Yuji's mother Kaori, that lets him erect fields that negate gravity around for six seconds at a time, and can also create fields of increased gravity through Cursed Technique Reversal, Kenjaku furthers its use by combining this with his Elephant God (seemingly modelled on the Hindu deity Ganesha) Cursed Spirit's ability to "remove obstacles" to target large groups of people, first levitating them high up into the air before slamming them back into the ground. The first grim use of this makes fourty-five members of U.S Special Forces float into the air before slamming them into the ground at lethal speed while demonstrating the threat of Jujutsu to the White House cabinet.
- Horrifying the Horror: During his and Mahito's final meeting when the former absorbs the latter, the Curse is utterly terrified of the sheer Dissonant Serenity Kenjaku possesses, and tried to flee.
- Humanoid Abomination: As the second picture in his profile here shows, Kenjaku is really an ancient horrific brain with a mouth with fanged teeth that has somehow learned to nestle itself in other skulls and then stitch the skullcap back in place with surgical precision to pilot the body as if it were it's own; Even to Gojo's Six Eyes, Kenjaku's Cursed Energy registers as Geto's.
- Human Resources: He views humans as nothing more than sources of Cursed Energy, and is willing to perform all sorts of inhumane and vile acts against innocent people due to this view.
- Human Shield: He’s quick enough on the draw to partially summon Curses to act as crude shields for his vital areas.
- I Have Many Names: Took the identity of Suguru Geto and the ancestor Noritoshi Kamo in the past, and says that these are only a few of his names.
- Image Song: FAITH.
- Immortal Genius: He's thousands of years old thanks to his Innate Technique, and his understanding of the nature of Cursed Energy and its applications dwarfs all of modern Jujutsu Society: He's accomplished things like creating hybrids of humans and Cursed Spirits and transplanting souls into different bodies."Tengen, I'm not the same as you. I have "lived" through this thousand-year tug of war between feuding giants! The capricious alliances and betrayals of this world of Curses!"
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: During the Shibuya Incident, he mercilessly sends the Disaster Curses to their deaths, and personally betrays and devours Mahito.
- Lack of Empathy:
- Doesn't seem to care in the slightest who gets hurt or killed for his goals. Unlike Mahito or Sukuna however, he's not an outright Sadist and rarely makes people suffer directly or kill them unless it's to further his plans. Those he does take an interest in should be very worried for their fate, as the woman bred upon for Cursed Spirit hybrids by "Noritoshi Kamo" can attest to.
- Chapter 160 however, shows him personally escorting civilians out of the radius of the chosen sites for his Culling Game, giving them the choice to leave the site of what will soon become a killing field. Despite it being hinted that he's doing it primarily for Pragmatic Villainy, it still shows a marked contrast against both Sukuna and Mahito, the prior antagonists of the story, both of whom would have gleefully committed mass slaughter of human life for little to no reasoning, showing that whilst he might not care much for the lives lost during his plans, he won't go out of his way to cause unnecessary deaths either. As it turns out, this Pragmatic Villainy is actually just because he plans to merge these humans into a massive abomination of Cursed Energy— it simply doesn't serve a purpose for them to die there rather than later.
- Lightning Bruiser:
- Another perk of acquiring Geto's body, since Geto could take out anyone short of a Special-Grade sorcerer or Toji with his bare hands. In Shibuya he snaps Miwa's katana in half with his palm after catching her surprise attack and walks Choso like a dog when they brawl. It's a testament to his abilities that he managed to reverse one of the series' infamous depictions of someone getting jumped two-on-one back onto Yuki and Choso without resorting to a last-minute power-up or yet another new ability up his sleeve.
- This is further reinforced in a Q&A with Akutami, where he names Kenjaku as the physically strongest character measuring by grip strengthnote and the most skilled hand-to-hand fighter in a battle without Cursed Energy or Techniques tied with Gojonote .
- Locked Out of the Loop: He scoffs when Gojo insinuates that Yuta Okkotsu is as much of a threat to his plans as he is, stating that only he's been able to accomplish so much because he had Rika to fight his battles for him. Implying that he's unaware of where Yuta's power really comes from.
- Logical Weakness: Unlike Megumi who can de-summon his damaged Familiars to save them for another day and receiving benefits for his remaining ones when a Shikigami is permanently lost, Kenjaku's Cursed Spirits can be exorcised like any other Curse. Against a Sorcerer of Yuki Tsukumo's caliber, who can effortlessly destroy his Elephant God in one blow and has Anti-Magic-like properties while using her Technique that protect her from their powers, bringing out any further Cursed Spirits would just be giving up potentially valuable aces up his sleeves as Cannon Fodder, forcing him to fight using his Gravity Master powers and Domain instead.
- Loophole Abuse: He is masterful at finding clever workarounds to bypass the restrictions within the practice of Jujutsu, such as his circumvention of the Prison Realm's conditions to capture Gojo or the hundreds of Binding Vows created for the Culling Game that could be voided by hopping between vessels. This includes having set up the Game so that he himself doesn't have to be the Game Master, ensuring it will go on even if something was to happen to him.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Is actually in a way Yuji's mother, as Kaori Itadori was a prior host of his.
- Man of Kryptonite: Kenjaku is this for Master Tengen, as Tengen is now more Curse than man because he failed to fuse with a Star Plasma Vessel in time, it’s become possible for him to be seized by Cursed Spirit Manipulation. Tengen fears that Kenjaku might absorb him the moment they meet one another.
- Master of One Magic: Tengen states that, not including himself, Kenjaku is the single most skilled user of Barrier Techniques in the world.
- Meaningful Name: "Kenjaku" is the name of a mystical rope in Buddhist mythology used by the goddess of mercy Kannon to drag the souls of men onto the path of enlightenment, just as Kenjaku himself pulls sorcerers into conflict in the hopes of forcing them to grow stronger and “evolve”. It's also phonetically identical to a portmandeau for "Evil Sage".
- Manipulative Bastard: Sorcerers, humans, Curses, pregnant women, corpses, and even people who absolutely despise him and would try to kill him if they found out his real identity. Everything and everyone is a potential pawn to Kenjaku.
- Nonchalant Dodge: Frequently, and exemplified when he avoids getting point-blank shot in the head with Choso's Piercing Blood by rolling his head with the impact like a boxer to let it snag his stitched-on skullcap, making it spin like a cork.
- Older Is Better: He has a number of ancient curses who are still rather potent in spite of scientific progress curbing the fears that spawned them. These include the Smallpox Curse, which despite the disease associated with it being all but eradicated by modern medicine still has immense amounts of power to see it through battles, or the Catfish Curse spawned from the old-timey belief that a giant underground catfish was the cause of earthquakes, which grants him the power to confuse and warp the perceptions of his enemies. His reveal of the Elephant God implies he might have several curses based on actual deities up his sleeve.
- One-Man Army: Can slaughter soldiers en masse with his Gravity Master powers, and takes over Jujutsu society in a short timespan singlehandedly.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The only time he drops his constant smile is when Yuki Tsukumo appears at the climax of the Shibuya Incident.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: He acts nothing like the actual Suguru Geto, and only manages to maintain his disguise for so long because he was smart enough to keep his distance from everyone who knew the real Geto personally. Internationally and within the Jujutsu Headquarters' archaic ways of thinking, it and his previously mentioned identity as "Noritoshi Kamo" allows him to act as if Hidden in Plain Sight and a genuine international Ambadassador of Jujutsu.
- Pet the Dog: Chapter 160 shows him personally escorting civilians caught within the Culling Game out of the danger zones while they are dreaming, giving each person one chance to escape the battlefields rather than just leaving them. Given his personality, he likely did so for pragmatic reasons involving his plan rather than actual benevolence, but his actions still uncharacteristically prevented the loss of innocent life. He also sincerely thanks Sasaki, Yuji's schoolfriend that he saved in the first chapter from the Curses, for getting along with his son, which has absolutely no benefit to him, but indicates that he was aware of Yuji and his lifestyle even before he consumed Sukuna's finger.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: One of Kenjaku's worst atrocities was forcibly impregnating a woman with Cursed Spirits to get the result he wanted, causing Choso and the Death Paintings to develop a grudge against him and tainting the name of Noritoshi Kamo forever. What's worse is that, with his view of people as Human Resources, he honestly couldn't care less about the whole affair and merely sees his horrific violation as part of experimentation; He finds Choso's obsession over the event that created the Death Paintings funny.
- Red Right Hand: Stitches appear on the forehead of any body Kenjaku inhabits. Only those who can use Cursed Energy or see Curses can see the stitches however; to anyone else they just look like stigmata-like forehead scars.
- Refuge in Audacity: Jujutsu society is already messed up on several levels, but this guy is by far the worst of the lot. After his plans start unfolding, no one not already on his side speak of him with nothing less than absolute revulsion. Cruel mindgames, wicked rituals, repeatedly raping a woman who sought Sacred Hospitality because she could produce Cursed Spirit-human hybrids For Science!, exploiting Jin Itadori's regret over not having a child with his first wife to breed the Designer Baby Yuji... There is seemingly no taboo Kenjaku won't deliberately violate while skirting the consequences of in his quest for seeing how far Cursed Energy truly can go.
- Revival Loophole: His unique ability to switch bodies allows him to make scores of Binding Vows, only to void them and their payments when he takes over a new corpse.
- Running Both Sides: As he explains to Noritoshi, with his Body Surf and heaps of connections gathered over the centuries it should come as no surprise to the heroes that Kenjaku already had a vice grip on Jujutsu Headquarters, to the point where he could waltz in, eliminate the higherups that voted for "Suguru Geto"'s execution order and made Yuta take Yuji's executioner order up again, then plonk himself in as Head of the Kamo Household through his old identity as Noritoshi Kamo to grasp power over the most powerful of the Conservative factions in the Association. Meaning the entire Association has been dancing in the palm of their greatest enemy's hand for centuries.
- Simple, yet Awesome: Appears to see Maximum: Uzumaki as this. Uzumaki combines any number of Cursed Spirits he has absorbed into a ball of Cursed Energy and throws the result at the opponent. Geto says he initially found it unexciting, due to how it gets rid of the main advantage of Cursed Spirit Manipulation giving him functionally infinite varieties of attacks. He reveals, however, that using it on any curses that are Semi-Grade 1 or higher allows the user to steal that Curse's technique for a single use, allowing him to access Mahito's Idle Transfiguration to complete the preparations for the Culling Game. Against Yuki Tsukumo he also demonstrates that even a small Uzumaki can be devastating, and fired in rapid succession and prepared in secret by body-blocking his opponents with Cursed Spirits.
- Superpower Lottery: His Body Surf Innate Technique is already useful by itself, but its greatest advantage is that it gives Kenjaku the entirely unique ability to break Binding Vows without suffering a single negative repercussion, which is thought to be impossible by most sorcerers and has made it very easy for him to manipulate people. He specifically sought out Geto's body to acquire Cursed Spirit Manipulation, a Cursed Technique with the same level of potential as Gojo's Infinity, and then he reveals that he can use the Techniques of the Curses he eats for a single use on top of having a Gravity Master Technique up his sleeve.
- Time Abyss: Very likely the oldest being alive. One of the sorcerers he resurrected for the Culling Game came from the Yayoi period, suggesting the possibility that Kenjaku was active as far back as 300 BC..
- Unconventional Learning Experience: Word of God says that him playing boardgames and sports and similarly innocuous activities with the Disaster Curses is meant to be this; It's an easy and reliable way to introduce them to rules and concepts like having to think up a solution on the fly to complex Techniques or the rules of a battle changing on the fly due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Viler New Villain: Zig-zagged. He freely admits that he lacks Geto's Well-Intentioned Extremist motivations, but he's much less malicious than the sadistic Disaster Curses or Sukuna.
- Walking Spoiler: He's difficult to talk about without revealing that he's actually a disembodied brain with teeth wearing Geto's corpse like a suit.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He had his eye on at least two of the Disaster Curses he was working with, and given how Dagon and Hanami were friends with his targets, he was probably planning to get rid of them, too.
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Lex Lang (English)
Cursed Technique: Cursed Spirit Manipulation
The real Suguru Geto, former student of Jujutsu High and former best friend of Satoru Gojo. In order to rid the world of Cursed Spirits, he planned to completely exterminate non-sorcerers.
During the events of Volume 0, he released multiple powerful spirits at Shinjuku and Kyoto. He then invaded Jujutsu High in order to take control of Yuta Okkotsu's Guardian Entity Rika, but was defeated by Yuta and later killed by Gojo. His body was stolen some time later.
His Cursed Technique was "Cursed Spirit Manipulation", which allowed him to absorb and control curses.
- Affably Evil: To those he respects, even after his Start of Darkness, Geto is laid back, well-spoken, and often smiling. He doesn't take his frustration out on anyone, and is even not above casual conversation. When he's around people he wants to manipulate or harm, however, he slips into Faux Affably Evil.
- Arc Villain: Serves this role as the main villain of the prequel arc, with all of Jujutsu High working to stop him. While he is defeated, his ultimate fate is ambiguous. The main series confirms Gojo killed him then.
- Ax-Crazy: Suguru absolutely lost it after becoming a Curse-User, regularly watching his Cursed Spirits butcher non-sorcerers with a serene smile on his face.
- Bash Brothers: Was this with Gojo as Jujutsu High students, with the two going on missions together and the pair called "the strongest".
- The Beastmaster: His Cursed Technique makes him this with Curses.
- Became Their Own Antithesis: In a downright Monte Cristo-like act of vengeance, one of the first things he does after abandoning Jujutsu High is to take over the very Time Vessel Association that ruined his worldview and put the hit on Riko in the first place, brutally slaughter their leader Sonoda Shigeru in front of their entire leadership and group of sponsors, and then ask if there were any objections to him becoming the head of the very group that caused his Start of Darkness with immediate effect.
- Bloodbath Villain Origin: Geto began to believe that the solution to stopping the creation of cursed spirits was to kill all non-sorcerers after he began to look down on non-sorcerers and witnessed the deaths of sorcerers who tried to exorcise cursed spirits such as Yu. He started to act on it when on a mission the villagers wanted him to kill two young sorcerers, causing him to massacre all 112 of the village's inhabitants. In strict adherence to his belief, Geto even killed his own non-sorcerer parents.
- Cannibalism Superpower: Curses he defeats turn into small black orbs which he then has to eat in order to take control of them. The caveat being that curses taste like rags covered in vomit. Which he doesn't enjoy. He's eaten them over six-thousand times.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Riko's tragic death and the cruel circumstances surrounding it are what make Geto lose his faith in humanity, starting him on the path to becoming a Misanthrope Supreme.
- Dead All Along: Though Gojo appears to confront him at the end of Volume 0 and asks for his final words, his fate is ultimately left open, and he returns at the beginning of the main series with stitches across his head, leading one to believe he simply recovered offscreen. Upon meeting Gojo in Shibuya, the present-day Suguru reveals he is in fact a different being using a technique to control Geto's body, confirming Gojo had killed him then.
- Declaration of Protection: When he gives Riko Amanai the choice to either go through with her Merger of Souls with Tengen or escape to live her own life, Geto declares that he and Gojo will protect her no matter what choice she makes, even if it means going against all the higher-ups of the Jujutsu world. This really emphasizes what a good guy he used to be and just how much Riko's Surprisingly Sudden Death immediately afterwards affected him.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Pale skin, long black hair, and a curse user who can summon monstrous cursed spirits and wants to massacre all non-sorcerers.
- Evil Former Friend: Gojo's. The two were best friends until Geto's loss of faith in the cycle of exorcism led him to decide to kill all non-sorcerers.
- Evil Is Petty: He sprays air freshener all over himself after meetings with non-sorcerers because he doesn't want to catch their "monkey stink".
- Face–Heel Turn: The Hidden Inventory arc shows that Geto used to be a hero and all-around Nice Guy. He may have had some Good is Not Nice qualities that he shared with Gojo, but he always wanted to do the right thing, even if it meant defying his superiors. A series of cruel and unnecessary deaths, along with his own growing feelings of hopelessness and doubt drive him towards his heel turn.
- Familiar: Control over these is Geto's signature brand of cursed technique. He can tame lower-level spirits by compacting them into a ball and ingesting them, gaining the ability to call upon them in battle.
- Faux Affably Evil: Though he remains laid-back and neutral at the absolute worst to his old friends and those he works with, Geto appears to mask a tranquil fury and spite when faced with people he wishes to manipulate or harm, sometimes brutally ending their lives.
- Fighting from the Inside: Despite having been killed, he is revealed to still be alive deep down due to the nature of the second Geto using his body for possession. His body twitches and briefly reacts to Gojo speaking to him, and the second Geto mentions that this is a first.
- Irony: A sorcerer who consumed and exploited curses has been himself assimilated, with his body now a puppet for a villain using his identity and powers for their own ends.
- Mage Born of Muggles: Ironically, his parents were ordinary humans with no ties to the world of Curses, yet Geto had The Gift for both Jujutsu and martial arts. His parents ended up some of his first victims.
- Meaningful Name: Suguru literally means "superior being".
- Misanthrope Supreme: After a series of experiences pertaining to the loss of multiple innocent lives and the increasing feeling of a lack of purpose behind his occupation, Geto became so disillusioned with humanity that he slowly began to slip into this, culminating in him exterminating an entire village on his final mission. Notable is that his hatred is directed primarily towards non-Jujutsu sorcerers, rather than humanity as a whole.
- Mythical Motifs: He's styled as an evil bodhisattva, a person on the path to Buddhahood. Geto has his "enlightenment" when he chooses to kill all non-sorcerer humans for being inferior and responsible for the existence of cursed spirits. Chapter 70's color page has him drawn as a bodhisattva with an inverted mudra, representing how he offers no salvation, and he amasses a group of loyal followers. Visually, he wears Buddhist monk robes and has large, pierced ear lobes. Chapter 0-3 has a woman compare him to the Buddha himself.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: If he wasn't from the same generation that produced Gojo, he would probably be the greatest Sorcerer of the modern day with a Technique that could change the world of Sorcerers entirely. Due to feeling overshadowed by Gojo's ascent to the true World's Strongest Man, his own dwindling enthusiasm for the Jujutsu profession because of Muggles feeling ungrateful, if not outright unknowing of the hard work of Sorcerers, he ends up becoming one of the greatest calamities the Jujutsu world would ever see. Including post-mortem.
- Pet the Dog: Despite how ruthless he is, he actually took in and helped raise Nanako and Mimiko after utterly slaughtering the village that was persecuting them. Years later, the two are still deeply loyal to him because of it.
- Please Kill Me if It Satisfies You: He acknowledges that he stands absolutely zero chances against Gojo, but having just delivered Gojo the reality check of a lifetime, Gojo doesn't go through with it.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Extremely bigoted towards non-Sorcerers, which outside of the obvious ugliness of it has rather uncomfortable implications with later revelations that most of the Sorcerers in the world are Japanese with parties like Miguel and his tribe being outliers.
- Self-Made Orphan: When confronted about his killing shortly after his betrayal, it's revealed that one of Geto's first victims were his parents. As he admits, if he's going to slaughter the majority of humanity, he can't make compromises on emotional attachments.
- Sanity Slippage: He's much less in control of himself in 0 then he was during the Hidden Inventory arc. doing things like crying hysterical tears when he sees sorcerer youth risk themselves for Yuta.
- Slasher Smile: Sports a wide, crazed smile on his face throughout his battle with Yuta and his classmates.
- Son of an Ape: Geto is fond of calling non-Jujutsu sorcerers "monkeys", indicative of how strongly he looks down on them.
- Stepford Smiler: Geto almost constantly sports a cheerful grin on his face during his days as a curse user to match his lighthearted and unhinged new persona. He admits to Gojo before his death that he's actually extremely depressed, stating that he "can't smile from the bottom of his heart in a world like this." It's implied that his last smile in response to Gojo's hidden words was a genuine one.
- Super Supremacist: Despite starting out as more idealistic and principled than Gojo, years of sacrifice and loss in the name of protecting humanity embittered Geto towards what he perceived to be an ungrateful mass of idiots. Losing friends and colleagues to Curses while regular humans remained ignorant at best and dismissive at worst of their sacrifice eventually led Geto to begin despising non-sorcerers as a whole, derogatively referring to them as "monkeys". Struggling with these feelings at first, he eventually embraces them and removes the last obstacle he might have had in committing to his genocidal plans.
- Tragic Bromance: With Gojo. The two were best friends as students until Riko Amanai's death and the countless cycle of exorcism all for non-sorcerers like the ones who applauded Riko's death led Geto to lose his faith, vowing to kill all non-sorcerers to create a world of only sorcerers without curses. Geto's betrayal greatly both angered and saddened Gojo. This eventually led to Gojo killing Geto during the Night Parade of a Hundred Demons, with Gojo still calling him his one and only best friend after doing so. Geto's death allowed for Kenjaku to take over his body, a turn of events that lead to Gojo getting sealed in the Shibuya Incident.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: His goal is to kill all regular humans due to them not being able to control their Cursed Energy, which would prevent Cursed Spirits from being created and consequently end the cycle all jujutsu sorcerers are trapped in. As he admits to Gojo, he simply doesn't want to see anyone's smile disappear.
- We Used to Be Friends: He used to be best friends with Gojo, taking on many missions together during their time at the college. Gojo leaving Geto in the dust with his power, as well as Geto's own slipping sense of self lead to him eventually defecting as a sorcerer. Even after killing Geto following his defeat by Yuta, Gojo still calls him his one and only best friend.
Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Bill Butts (English)
A powerful foreign sorcerer and one of Geto's most trusted lieutenants. Wielding a powerful Cursed Tool known as the Black Rope, Miguel is specifically picked out by Geto to confront Satoru Gojo himself and proves to be up to the task.
- Affably Evil: He comes off as rather calm and respectful of his opponents and dedicated and loyal to his comrades. Later on, he seems to interact with Yuta in a genuinely friendly manner.
- Anti-Magic: The Black Rope, a special grade Cursed Tool passed down by generations of Miguels sorcerer clan, had the ability to disrupt and cancel out Cursed Techniques. It was one of the primary reasons why Miguel was selected to challenge Gojo to begin with.
- Ambiguously Brown: His appearance and accent clearly point to him being of African origin and he is noted by Gojo to be foreigner in Japan. His name further suggests he probably comes from one of the former Portuguese colonies, such as Angola or Mozambique.
- Ambiguous Situation: We never get to see how exactly the fight between him and Satoru ended and why exactly he is now helping Gojo and Okkotsu out, not even if his help is willing or not.
- The Bait: His ultimate role during the Night Parade of One Hundred Demons is to stall Satoru Gojo to allow Geto the time he needs to enact his main plan.
- Curb Stomp Cushion: Though beating Gojo was never an option for Miguel and he gets heavily pummelled during their fight, managing to continuously distract and tie down the strongest sorcerer in the world should be considered no less of an achievement.
- The Dragon: Acts this way for Geto during the Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, being specifically charged with keeping Gojo busy while Geto enacts his own scheme.
- Easily Forgiven: Following his Heel–Face Turn, Miguel seems to get on rather well with Yuta, the latter’s role in Suguru’s death notwithstanding. Yuta, likewise, seems to treat Miguel in a friendly manner despite his previous allegiances.
- Heel–Face Turn: After Geto’s death, Gojo eventually gets Miguel to accompany and guide Yuta on his journey to Africa, though it is unclear how willing Miguel is to go along with obeying Gojo or how his fight with Satoru even ended.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Is subjected to a rather ruthless one by a very frustrated Gojo once the latter realizes his own Cursed Technique won’t work against Miguel.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Though his fight with Gojo mostly happens off-screen, it must have been quite spectacular given Miguel effectively stall the World's Strongest Man for minutes on end. The anime adaptation expands upon their fight, but neither version portrays the fight’s resolution.
- Opposed Mentors: Gojo eventually charges Miguel with accompanying Yuta on a mission to Africa, and while the two get on surprisingly well, this does nothing to alleviate Miguel’s dislike for Gojo.
- Put on a Bus: After the events of Volume 0, Miguel and Yuta end up travelling to Africa in search of more Black Rope. While Yuta has since returned to the main storyline, Miguel remains absent from Japan.
- Whip It Good: The way he uses the Black Rope is similar to a whip in combat, though he can also use it to grapple objects or pull himself out of a rough spot.
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (Japanese), Xander Mobus (English)
A sadistic curse user who assists Geto's group during the Kyoto Goodwill Event arc.
- An Arm and a Leg: All of Juzo's limbs are stretched and bent like pretzel dough after he starts swinging at Gojo before the sorceror launches Juzo into a stone lantern for good measure.
- Ax-Crazy: This man is violently off his rocker, only living to kill and create morbid pieces of equipment or furniture out of his victims. He is so insane that he has no issue challenging Gojo to a fight without hesitation, hoping to turn him into a high quality coat rack. Bonus points for actually fighting with an axe.
- Bald of Evil: Juzo is very bald and very evil.
- Barrier Warrior: His main purpose during the attack is to place a Curtain specifically to keep Gojo, and only Gojo, out. This limitation on the barrier makes it powerful enough to keep him out of the picture for a while.
- The Blacksmith: He creates morbid weapons out of his victims, being the one who made Haruta's hand sword.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite being a psychotic nutjob only interested in creating gruesome works, Juzo is still a sorcerer skilled enough for Geto to entrust him with setting up a powerful barrier meant to stop the resident World's Strongest Man.
- Cool Sword: His masterpiece is a weapon called 'Dragon-Bone', a sword capable of absorbing both kinetic impact and cursed energy, which can then release both forces to greatly increase the speed and cutting power of its swings. It is used by Maki when she infiltrates the Zen'in estate, and later during her Roaring Rampage of Revenge, but it is seemingly destroyed by Chojuro Zen'in.
- Evil Sounds Deep: With the gruff baritone of Xander Mobus, this is a given.
- Interrogated for Nothing: He is captured after the Goodwill Event arc and interrogated, but he knows nothing about Geto's true plans and offers nothing besides some vague physical descriptions of Geto's allies.
- True Craftsman:
- The Juju Stroll for episode 19 of the anime humorously shows that Juzo is truly a skilled and dedicated craftsman when it comes to creating his morbid pieces of work, despite what his otherwise crude and unrefined behavior would suggest.
- The high quality of his work becomes relevant much later in the story, as his tools are sought out by the heroes for their plan to stop the Culling Game, with the cursed tool-specialist Maki and ancient sorcerer Tengen both acknowledging their usefulness.
- Uncertain Doom: His fate was left ambiguous after his capture and interrogation. While curse users are usually executed, there has been no mention of Juzo's death, not even when his name was brought up again before the Culling Game.
Voiced by: Wataru Hatano (Japanese), Chris Hackney (English)
Cursed Technique: Miracles
An androgynous-looking young man who works for Geto.
His Cursed Technique, "Miracles", drains the luck from minor uncommon occurrences Haruta witnesses and releases it when he's in great danger to improve his chances of surviving.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After smugly toying with toying the lives of the non-combatant assistant managers, he pathetically tries to apologize for it when Nanami has him by the throat.
- Ax-Crazy: He revels in the murders and Kick the Dog moments he commits, giddily admitting they're his way of "having fun" with an ear-to-ear Slasher Smile on his face.
- Beneath the Mask: He acts very cheerful, humorous and almost friendly, even making frequent self-deprecating remarks... but if he detects any weakness at all in whoever happens to be facing him, he shows his true face and becomes a sadistic, utterly merciless killer.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Haruta is a cowardly, klutzy goofball who rarely takes anything seriously, was genuinely happy to be "so popular" when he had to fight three girls on his own, and overall just doesn't seem suited for this line of work. He turns out to be a surprisingly dangerous and cunning opponent, as Nobara and Akari found out the hard way.
- Bullying a Dragon:
- He provokes Mahito after the latter stopped him from murdering an injured Hanami, saying that he was "just being nice" but that curses probably don't know what being nice means. He eventually backs down when he realizes that Mahito might make good on his threats of killing him.
- In Shibuya, he mockingly refuses to answer Nanami's questions and attacks him (with no results). All of Haruta's bravado goes right out the window when he immediately gets punched into a wall and a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown ensues.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Sukuna saves him from being killed by Mahoraga, recognizing that Fushiguro started a summoning ritual with Haruta and was sent into near-death state by the Shikigami. If Haruta was killed, Fushiguro would die as well, so Sukuna kept him alive until he defeated Mahoraga. After that, all bets were off...
- Card-Carrying Villain: He even mockingly tells Nobara to stop him from "committing any more sins". He obviously enjoys being evil and heartless.
- Chew Toy: A very resilient one, to the point that his cursed technique (combined with his rather low power-level) ends up being a disadvantage when he's up against someone stronger than him, since it only allows them to keep hurting him. Played for Laughs during his "fight" against Nanami which consists of Haruta starting to say something, Nanami "killing" Haruta over and over by sending him flying into walls or punching him so hard he vomits blood, then Haruta desperately and unsuccessfully trying to escape and/or retaliate. Rinse and repeat.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Some things he says make very little sense.(When asked what he's after) Think about this - what if a person who loves soccer were to be born in a world without it. No wait... That's a bad example. Anyway, who cares about a reason?
- Confusion Fu: His main fighting style is to use sneak attacks by hiding and striking. He can also remote-control his sword and use it to target key points on his opponents. This makes him hard to follow, and harder to strike back against.
- Creepy High-Pitched Voice: Wataru Hatano portrays Haruta with a notably high voice, to illustrate both his Ax-Crazy mentality and his immaturity.
- Cute and Psycho: Childlike, sassy, playful, and rotten to the bone.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's rather snide and sarcastic.
- Digging Yourself Deeper: His Dirty Coward and Kick the Dog tendencies backfire when he faces Nanami. Upon being asked if he was the one who killed all the assistant managers in Shibuya, his reaction is to giggle, then tearfully apologize. All this does is infuriate Nanami more and make the No-Holds-Barred Beatdown that he delivers worse.
- Dirty Coward: A self-admitted one; Haruta would rather target those who are weaker than him, or wait on the sidelines and pick off weakened enemies after they are done fighting much stronger opponents. He also has no issue resorting to underhanded and dirty tactics if he ends up in a prolonged fight.
- Evil Gloating: He's clearly very proud of his crimes, which he brags about and sarcastically calls his "sins".
- Evil Is Hammy: One of the most expressive and over-the-top characters in the entire series.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: A Bishōnen with large, innocent-looking eyes, long blond hair and thick lashes, who often makes Puppy-Dog Eyes-like faces and is also a remorseless murdering sociopath.
- Facial Markings: He has purple markings below his eyes that signify how many uses of his power are left.
- Fan Disservice: Haruta is attractive and even wears a revealing outfit, but he's ridiculously cruel, sadistic and cowardly.
- Fatal Flaw: Sadism. He just can't let an opportunity to Kick the Dog go to waste. Going after Megumi in Shibuya is what causes Haruta to loses his life.
- Faux Affably Evil: He has a (very thin) layer of cordiality and friendliness, which is spoiled by his attempts to kill whoever he happens to be talking to.
- Fearless Fool: He doesn’t understand how his own technique fully works, but he knows enough to realize that he can survive fatal situations if his power is stored up and therefore shows little fear of his own death. He's smart enough to not push his luck in some instances, but his lack of understanding his own power ultimately comes back to bite him during the Shibuya arc.
- Flying Weapon: He can make his sword fly around independently.
- For the Evulz: Why does he kill? Because it's fun!
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Once Sukuna had dealt with Mahoraga, Haruta is sliced in half vertically sideways after accidentally walking into Sukuna's still active domain.
- Hate Sink: There is literally nothing redeeming about him, and practically every second where he appears is dedicated to making him as loathsome and pathetic as possible. This makes his No-Holds-Barred Beatdown at the hands of Nanami and his eventual death at the hands of Sukuna all the more satisfying.
- The Hedonist: He admits that his primary motivation in life is to have fun, which apparently involves hurting and killing people for kicks.
- Humiliation Conga: Shibuya just wasn't Haruta's night. First Nanami brutalizes him and leaves him for dead. When he thinks he's found an easy target (Megumi) to heal his bruised ego, that person summons a massive, yet-undefeated Shikigami and forces him to fight it alone. He gets saved last-second by Sukuna, who only did it because he didn't want Megumi to die, and who proceeds to insult him. Then right as he thinks he's safe and about to make it out alive, he accidentally enters Sukuna's still-active Domain and gets chopped in half.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Implied. He makes self-deprecating jokes about his lack of strength and the fact that even others call him "weak", while also insisting that strength isn't everything and hyping up his own cursed technique (which isn't primarily suited for combat).
- Iron Butt Monkey: Downplayed. Haruta is a bad fighter when he can't rely on his little tricks, which means he'll end up either forced to retreat or getting his crap kicked, but his cursed technique allows him to take amounts of damage that would kill other characters.
- Jerkass: One of the cruelest characters in the series behind the Laughably Evil facade.
- Kick the Dog: Does so repeatedly and with immense pleasure.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: On the receiving end of one during his fight with Nanami.
- Laughably Evil: An unrepentant Sadist who's also comically cheerful, bumbly, self-superior and occasionally prone to things such as biting his own tongue in the middle of his Evil Gloating.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Haruta really loves his hand-sword (made from someone's actual hand). He proudly tells Utahime about how "nice" it is, before ominously asking her what she's going to give him.
- No-Sell: On the receiving end of one when he tries to slash then kick Nanami.
- No Sense of Personal Space: He likes getting into people's faces to gloat or sneer at them.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Haruta acts bubbly and airheaded most of the time, but reveals himself to be surprisingly competent and intelligent in battle. His quirky personality hides an inquisitive mind, and he shows tactical ingenuity during his fight against Nobara and Akari.
- Oddly Shaped Sword: The blade is normal but the hilt is a hand, specially created by Juzo for Haruta because "he's so weak he needs his hand held." The hand is also capable of punching opponents for a sneak attack.
- Oh, Crap!:
- After dislodging himself from the first wall Nanami sent him into, when he understands what kind of person he's up against.
- When he realizes that he will have to fight Mahoraga on his own.
- Psycho for Hire: Even if he wasn't killing to help Geto and Mahito's goals, he'd be doing it for pleasure.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Type B. Speaks in a high-pitched voice, has very childlike mannerisms, and is a complete maniac who only cares about having fun.
- Sadist: One of his defining traits is his delight in causing pain to others.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here: After Gojo destroys the barrier around the Tokyo school, Haruta immediately dips.
- Selective Obliviousness: He completely ignores Nobara's criticism about him being self-centered, instead immediately boasting about how popular he must be to have so many girls for him... even though said girls were his enemies.
- Sissy Villain: More flamboyant and effeminate than other antagonists, while also being a sadistic murderer.
- Slasher Smile: Occasionally. They're terrifying.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He's convinced that even strong sorcerers can't do much when faced with his cursed technique. Nanami the Grade 1 proves him wrong very easily.
- Smug Snake: Way too arrogant for his own good, especially given his skill set.
- The Sociopath: A very nasty, low-functioning one, bordering on Stupid Evil.
- The Starscream: He tries to murder the heavily injured and defenseless Hanami after the latter collapses following their escape from the Tokyo school. Mahito is very quick to put him back in his place.
- Stripperiffic: Wears one of the most revealing outfits in the entire series - though given the nature of his cursed technique, it's not much of a problem even if he sustains injuries.
- Talking Is a Free Action: Averted during his fight with Nanami, where every time Haruta opens his mouth, he ends up taking more hits.
- Villainous Rescue: Sukuna barely saves him from getting crushed to a pulp by Mahoraga.
- Villains Want Mercy: When Nanami has him at his mercy, Haruta breaks down and apologizes for his evil deeds in hopes of being spared.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Downplayed. His one-piece suit leaves a portion of his chest exposed.
- Weak, but Skilled: Due to his small stature and frail build (at least in the manga), Haruta lacks raw power; his cursed technique is also unsuited for combat. He makes up for it by having a special sword that compensates for his weak grip strength and can move around independently, as well as by relying on surprise attacks, his own speed, outsmarting his opponents and landing perfect successive strikes on key spots of their bodies to take them down.
- Winds of Destiny, Change!: His technique is eventually explained as the ability to "store miracles". Little, uncommon occurrences that he notices, like all the digits on a clock being the same number, are erased from his memory and saved for later. When his life is in danger, the "miracles" are released, altering his luck in a way that allows him to survive otherwise lethal situations. Unfortunately for him, due to not knowing exactly how his technique worked, he failed to realize that his luck ran out after Nanami beat him half to death. And then he met Sukuna.
- Would Hit a Girl: He tries to kill Utahime during the Exchange Event Incident, and is visibly disappointed after failing to land a hit on her. Later on in Shibuya, he gleefully fights and brings down both Akari and Nobara.
- You Are Already Dead: His death is framed like this. After Sukuna defeated Mahoraga, he told Haruta to "be gone.” Haruta complied and started running off in joy from still being alive... and then fell to the ground in halves.
Ogami & Awasaka
Ogami's Cursed Technique: Séance Technique
Awasaka's Cursed Technique: Inverse
Two curse users responsible for guarding one of the Shibuya curtains that blocks off sorcerers from entering. Ogami is an elderly lady who enlists the help of groomed "grandsons" for her techniques, while Awasaka is an old man who fights on his own.
Ogami's Cursed Technique, Séance Technique, allows her to channel the appearance and abilities of the dead through the eponymous ritual, capable of affecting herself or others. Awasaka's Cursed Technique, Inverse, is a defensive ability that makes strong attacks against him weak, and weak attacks strong.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Ogami usually keeps her Eyes Always Shut, but when she opens them her sclera are shown to be pitch black.
- Confusion Fu: Awasaka's fighting style is built around disorienting enemies with his Inverse technique.
- Evil Old Folks: In the past, both Ogami and Awasaka worked as curse-using assassins who were unnecessarily cruel to their victims.
- Gonk: Awasaka has a very strange appearance, being a stocky, muscular old man with a large head and an unsettling, wide-eyed expression.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Channeling Toji through Ogami's grandson ends up screwing her over royally when Toji's soul overrides that of her grandson, effectively reviving him and making her his first victim.
- Kick the Dog: During her time as an assassin, Ogami used her Voluntary Shapeshifting to take on the appearance of a man's daughter to get close enough to kill him, but not before letting him know that his daughter died a pitiful death begging for her life.
- No Name Given: Ogami's grandson is never given a name. Furthermore, he's described as being one in a series of many young men she has groomed to use for her Technique and because she likes younger men.
- Opposite Day: Awasaka can reverse the power of attacks that hit him with his Inverse technique, making weak hits strong and strong hits weak.
- Professional Killer: Through flashbacks, it is shown that Ogami and Awasaka both worked as assassins under the employ of a mysterious man whose face is left unseen.
- Scare 'Em Straight: During the 90s, both Ogami and Awasaka were interested in assassinating Gojo for the astronomical bounty on his head when he was just a child, but upon finding him and attempting to stealthily observe him, he was easily able to sense their presence and intimidated them just by looking them in the eye. They were both so terrified of him and his power that they stopped their crimes from that day forward out of fear of him tracking them down, only coming out of the woodwork to assist Geto's group because he promised to take Gojo out of the picture.
- Serial Killer: In addition to his work as an assassin, Awasaka was once a brutal murderer who inflicted gruesome Body Horror on those weaker than him because he could. His encounter with Gojo made him stop.
- Shapeshifting Seducer: Ogami can alter her appearance with her Séance technique, and used this ability in the past during her work as an assassin to seduce targets before killing them. The example shown has her take on the form of a beautiful young woman who is the daughter of her target, reverting into her elderly appearance after finishing the job. The less said about that scene, the better.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Ogami can use her cursed technique on herself to channel the appearance of a deceased person, though she only did this in the past while she was active.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Awasaka's Opposite Day power makes him susceptible to pitifully weak attacks, with one of Fushiguro's toad summons damaging him using its tongue.
- Willing Channeler: Ogami's grandson is this, allowing her to use her technique on him so he can harness the abilities of Toji Zen'in. Ogami herself was also one, but she is no longer active due to her age.
Nanako & Mimiko Hasaba
Nanako voiced by: Satsumi Matsuda (Japanese), Ryan Bartley (English)
Mimiko voiced by: Risae Matsuda (Japanese), Sarah Williams (English)
Twin orphan girls who serve under Suguru Geto after he rescued them as young children.
- Actor Allusion: They are casted by two real twin sisters for the 0 movie.
- Alas, Poor Villain: They're cruelly killed off by Sukuna, after their desperate plea of revenge against the person who hijacked Geto's body.
- All of the Other Reindeer: In their hometown, the two girls were treated poorly by everyone else in the village, blamed for the deaths and disappearances within it and locked in a cage.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Both are brutally killed by Sukuna for daring to order him around; Mimiko is decapitated and Nanako is diced into small cubes.
- Cute and Psycho: Both are cute girls that have very twisted and violent tendencies. Ijichi is left disturbed by their Troubling Unchildlike Behavior after he encounters them during the events of Volume 0.
- Early-Bird Cameo: They first appear during the prequel Volume 0 as minor subordinates of Geto, and don't become relevant to the main story until Chapter 93.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: They fed Itadori some of Sukuna's fingers to summon him and request that Sukuna kill the Geto impostor. Too bad that Sukuna becomes furious at them ordering him around and kills them without hesitation.
- Gyaru Girl: Nanako's design evokes this style, with her tanned skin, hair color and fashion sense.
- Misanthrope Supreme: Thanks to their traumatic past and Geto's influence, they both share his view that regular humans are apes that need to be exterminated.
- Neck Snap: Mimiko's cursed technique involves using a noose to break the necks of enemies and string up their bodies, but its exact application isn't explained.
- Supernatural Phone: Nanako uses her cell phone as part of her cursed technique, with its power seemingly used to capture people within the phone's camera as a sort of Pocket Dimension. She defensively uses the technique to protect herself and Mimiko from Jogo's fire blast after they encounter him, and she is later seen attempting to trap Sukuna within the camera, but that doesn't work out as well for her.
- Undying Loyalty: Both of them are deeply loyal to Suguru Geto and his cause, as he is the man who saved their lives and watched over them.
- You Said You Would Let Them Go: When they show up for the first time in the main series outside of a flashback, the two confront the impostor Geto over his promise to give Geto's body back in exchange for all the killing they've done for him. Having never intended to fulfill his part of the deal, he smiles and shoos them off.
Unaffiliated Curse Users
Cursed Technique: Ice Formation
A mysterious and enigmatic figure who works with Geto's group.
Their Innate Technique, Ice Formation, allows them to create and manipulate ice.
- Ambiguous Gender: Uraume has an androgynous appearance, with delicate facial features and a feminine hairstyle. While being interrogated, Juzo describes Uraume's appearance but is unable to discern their gender.
- Bad Habits: Uraume is an unambiguously evil character that dresses in traditional Buddhist robes. Juzo describes them as "that monk kid".
- Bare-Handed Blade Block: A variation; they casually deflect Momo's Wind Scythe attack with their bare hands, emphasizing their high level of skill.
- Breath Weapon: Their Frost Calm move is a large scale freezing attack created with their breath.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: As he's their master's vessel, Yuji is off their kill list.
- Death from Above: Their Icefall technique involves creating a massive amount of ice above enemies that is then dropped.
- The Dragon: Sukuna's. They're loyal enough to the King of Curses that they're willing to risk working with Kenjaku and wait over a thousand years to see him resurrected.
- Dual Boss: Uraume and (fake) Geto team up against the remaining sorcerers towards the end of the Shibuya arc.
- Enigmatic Minion: Uraume makes sporadic appearances throughout the series and their role within Geto's schemes are unknown, but they are crucial enough to be included within the planning of the Shibuya incident. It later becomes apparent that they are an associate of Sukuna, addressing him as their master. Sukuna, for his part, amicably treats them like an old friend and not a subordinate, which is very out-of-character for him, raising more questions about Uraume's identity.
- Finger Gun: Prepares to execute Choso by forming their hand into this gesture and creating a sharp piece of ice on the index finger, appearing ready to fire it into his head before Yuji saves him.
- Healing Factor: They are capable of using the Reverse Cursed Technique on themselves to quickly heal from injuries, something that requires a large amount of cursed energy and high level of skill.
- An Ice Person: Their Innate Technique involves creating and manipulating ice. Noritoshi Kamo (the younger) notes that their master of the technique is of an incredibly high caliber.
- Older Than They Look: Uraume appears to be a teenager, but is revealed to personally know Sukuna, which would make them over 1000 years old.
- Only Friend: "Friend" is probably pushing it, but Uraume is the only individual so far, Curse or human, that Sukuna treats with any level of civility. Akutami even confirms in the Fanbook that Sukuna "only had Uraume".
- Simple, yet Awesome: Uraume primary use of Ice Formation is the rather simplistic strategy of just freezing their opponents before dropping a glacier on top of them. But the technique's aversion of Harmless Freezing makes it incredibly hard for anyone caught to escape.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: They appear to protect Kenjaku during the climax of the Shibuya Incident and seem to have deeper knowledge of his master plan, but they're very snippy with him.
- Through His Stomach: A non-romantic and twisted example; the Fanbook reveals that Uraume originally gained Sukuna's trust and favor by being a Supreme Chef who could prepare his favorite meal better than anyone else. That meal just happened to be people.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Uraume has white hair and is firmly on the side of evil, being revealed as a close associate of Sukuna's.
Toji Fushiguro (né Zen'in)
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese)
Jujutsu: Heavenly Restriction
He has a similar Heavenly Restriction as his cousin Maki Zen'in, trading off the ability to use Cursed Energy for increased physicality. However, Toji's case is far more extreme and completely unprecedented; Whereas Maki and even a Muggle has dormant Cursed Energy that they simple aren't aware of (which is the cause of Cursed Spirits in the first place), Toji has none whatsoever. The complete absence of Cursed Energy from himself turns Toji into quite possibly the most physically gifted man in human history complete with Super Senses and gives him Ubermensch-like properties that make him immune to certain types of Jujutsu like Barriers, Sure-Hit Effects, and Necromancy, and according to Tengen puts him outside the bonds of destiny.
- Alas, Poor Villain: A remarkably melancholy one, given he'd previously killed Riko and nearly killed Gojo and Geto. Even Gojo is left half-broken from it, and takes to looking out for Megumi as a result.
- Almighty Janitor: He's classed as a "Non-Curse User"; criminal Muggles aware of the existence of Jujutsu but considered a non-threat, despite being able to effortlessly kill a Grade-1 Sorcerer with his bare hands.
- Anti-Magic: Toji wields a unique Curse Tool known as the Inverted Spear of Heaven, which negates the cursed techniques of anything around it. This allows it to penetrate any defensive jujutsu, meaning he can easily fight sorcerers in close combat as long as he's able to get within their range.
- Always Someone Better: As Megumi puts it when he first unknowingly encounters him, he's essentially Maki fully realized. Like Maki, he's a Zen'in who can't use cursed energy that compensates with vast physical prowess. He proves to be far stronger than her when the two actually meet, taking her curse tool out of her hands with zero effort and using it to kill Dagon, a Special-Grade curse that she and three Grade 1 sorcerers were struggling against. Even after her Heavenly Restriction is fully realized she struggles to perform on Toji's level despite having practically the same superhuman gifts.
Maki, thinking during a Power High: If it's that man, he would've reached that height. If it's that man, he would've thrown the katana with no hesitation. If it's that man, he would've deflected even at that speed. It's not enough to be just the same as everyone else. There are things only I can see. There are things only he could see.
- This may no longer be the case, as after Maki demonstrates her newfound understanding of her abilities and resolve by annihilating a returned Naoya the narration explicitly refers to her as having become Toji's equal. Her own thoughts imply that had she been used to being like this as Toji was from the start, she would have already exorcised him three times over.
- Arc Villain: The main antagonist of "Hidden Inventory".
- Badass Normal: Exagerrated, as there is nothing normal about his power. Toji's complete lack of the series' residential equivalent to energy or ki turns him into the pinnacle of physical force as a trade-off, as well as givig him a mild Healing Factor that Maki would later demonstrate as seemingly innate and Super Senses.
- Came Back Wrong: Ogami's technique to give her grandson the powers of Toji ends up pulling his soul along with his body, allowing Toji to resurface in his entirety. Initially, he appears to have his old memories, but the next time he surfaces he appears to be nothing more than a speechless Blood Knight taking on enemies by pure instinct, as a side effect of the technique persisting after the user's death and Ogami's Technique forcing Toji to attack and kill the strongest Sorcerer in his proximity.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Almost every single Sorcerer is a superhuman barehanded fighter. Toji is something else entirely, a walking human blender with completely monstrous strength, toughness and speed handing out beatings and death with a shockingly feral yet calculated expression on his face the entire time, and he does it with no Cursed Energy, something which horrifies everyone he fights.
- Cursed with Awesome: Toji's Heavenly Restriction means he was born with absolutely zero cursed energy, rendering him incapable of projecting it from his body in any form; In return, his body is monstrously durable, agile, and strong, and his five senses have been enhanced to the point where he can see and interact with curses anyway.
- Dead All Along: When he's first mentioned, Megumi notes that he believes him to be alive. Turns out he's actually been dead for over a decade, Gojo just ended up never telling him when he showed a lack of interest in his fate.
- Death by Irony: He claims to have "invisible guts" to Geto due to his ability to store Cursed Spirits in his stomach to hide their residual Cursed Energy. He is ultimately killed when Gojo blasts a hole clean through his torso.
- Died Standing Up: After Gojo blasts away a good chunk of his torso.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being a merciless assassin for hire, Toji is shown in his final moments to love his son Megumi despite having previously forgotten his name, telling Gojo that the House of Zen'in plans to take him away, not wanting his son to be a pawn of the family that ruined him. When he's resurrected in the body of Ogami's grandson, he snaps out of his mindless state when in Megumi's presence and kills himself to save his son.
- Additionally, it was stated in his profile that he became unstable due to the stress of being in the Zen'in clan, but his first wife helped him calm down, and he even took her family name as his own. It was also implied her death took a toll on his mental well-being.
- Everyone Has Standards: Besides the Zen'in being too awful even for him, in part because his insane physical gifts and lack of Cursed Energy made a mockery of Jujutsu beliefs, Toji's incredulous reaction◊ to the leader of the Time-Vessel Association congratulating them on a job well done and putting in extra pay proves that while he might take any job, he won't approve of every cause.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Ogami transmutes her groomed faux-grandson's body into a duplicate of Toji's during the Shibuya Incident in an attempt to create the strongest possible pawn, but his Heavenly Restriction nullifies Séance's effects and fully revives him, which Toji celebrates by immediately caving her skull in with his fist and going on a rampage.
- Familiar: On missions, Toji is accompanied by a worm-like cursed spirit that he uses to store his multitude of weapons. The worm conceals the residual cursed energy of his cursed tools and can shrink down to a minuscule size in order to be consumed and hidden within Toji's body, allowing him to stealthily maneuver around without being noticed. The worm is seen being used for the same purpose by Suguru Geto during Volume 0, implying that Geto had captured the curse for himself after encountering it following Toji's death.
- Fatal Flaw: Pride. Toji admits to himself in his final moments that he had lost his true sense of self somewhere along the way and instead acted on his pride and need for self-affirmation. This desire caused him to recklessly challenge someone he acknowledged as the World's Strongest Man rather than act on self-preservation, wanting to crush the pinnacle of the jujutsu world to prove himself but instead dying for it.
- Foil: To Gojo. Both are laid-back individuals who absolutely excel in what they do (Gojo with his sorcery, Toji with his physical ability) and sit on opposite ends of the physical strength-spiritual strength scale. Towards the end of their encounter, they both display a heightened sense of pride in their own strength, and fight purely to affirm these feelings, disregarding anything else.
- The Gift: The ruby text for his Heavenly Restriction literally reads as "Physically Gifted". Put bluntly, Toji is to Professional Killers and martial artists with Fantastic Fighting Styles and even to teenage Gojo and Geto what Wilt Chamberlain was to basketball in the 60's; completely unprecedented.
- The Greatest Story Never Told: Toji actually kills himself in his fight with Megumi. Megumi at that point could not understand the significance of that act or why Toji does it in the first place. It's because he's happy his son isn't a Zen'in, thus, wouldn't be a tool to be used and disposed as necessary.
- Has a Type: A kind of woman he can be the Gold Digger to and freeload off of. His first wife caught his eye because she could soothe him after the abusive upbringing under the Zen'in. Humorously, he tells off the Kuchisaki-Onna by invoking Not My Type, though he admits that she at least looks interesting enough for a fling.
- Horrifying the Horror: The Zen'in made him a taboo member who they treated like crap because the idea of a Cursed Energy-less man being able to effortlessly kill every proud Sorcerer in the clan with his bare hands if it fancied him terrifies them, and thus he had it mildly better than Maki or Mai due to their fear of payback. When Ogi Zen'in feels Maki approach him after gaining the same power as Toji he is chilled to the bone with terror, recalling Toji as if he was a lifelong trauma. Dagon is also reduced to terror and awe when Toji shows up out of nowhere inside its Domain Expansion and proceeds to beat the shit out of it far better than the Sorcerers it was already engaging, as from it's perspective, someone like Toji shouldn't even be able to see it.Those who inherited the Curse of the Zen'in Family. The one who couldn't fully leave behind that Curse. They would all bear witness... to the bare flesh of the one who is free. To the one who left it all behind, and his overwhelming intensity!!
- I Can't Sense Their Presence: Toji's strategy in dealing with jujutsu sorcerers hinges on this. Due to emitting no cursed energy, sorcerers have to rely purely on their human senses in order to notice when he approaches them, which is infuriatingly difficult because Toji is also incredibly fast."Jujutsu Sorcerers are busy this time of year. Plus, Fly Heads have infested the school and things are hectic outside. For someone like me with no Cursed Energy, it's like being the invisible man."
- The Juggernaut: When brought back by a necromancer who Didn't Think This Through in the Shibuya Incident, he proceeds to absolutely dunk on and steamroll everyone he meets with his bare hands and it only gets much worse after he rips Playful Cloud out of Maki's hands like she was holding his favorite toy. The only injury this zombie ever suffered? His suicide to save his own son from himself.
- Killed Off for Real: Despite Megumi's initial claim that he was still alive, the story later reveals Toji was killed by none other than Satoru Gojo.
- Last Request: Before he dies, his final act is to tell Gojo about how the Zen'in family is planning to take Megumi away, not wanting his son to become a tool of the family that ruined him.
- A Lighter Shade of Black: A remorseless assassin willing to kill children if the price is right, but compared to the rest of the Zen'in Clan Toji's actions are just those of a (superhumanly gifted) thug.
- Like Father, Unlike Son:
- Megumi is a cold yet good-natured individual who wants to help those who're good as a jujutsu sorcerer, and was born with the Zen'in family's coveted Ten Shadows Technique. Toji, on the other hand, is a merciless assassin-for-hire and was born with a Heavenly Restriction, being the only human without any cursed energy at all in exchange for superhuman physicality.
- The Zen'in clan looked down upon Toji for having zero cursed energy. The family tree in Volume 17 reveals that his father (who was also Naobito's older brother) was the 25th head of the clan.
- Mage Killer: He's known as the Sorcerer Killer for a reason, using his superhuman physicality and cursed tools to fight even the best jujutsu sorcerers, especially with his Inverted Spear of Heaven which can even stop cursed techniques upon contact.
- Magically Inept Fighter: Toji's Heavenly Restriction caused him to be born with absolutely zero cursed energy, making him incapable of projecting it from his body in any form. like that stops him from being skilled in combat enough to go toe-to-toe with first rate jujutsu sorcerers.
- Multi-Melee Master: Being a highly trained assassin, he's seen wielding normal katanas, The Soul Liberation Blade, a spear-tip, daggers, a large fishing hook-like knife to stab the frontal lobe, an infinitely long chain and a handgun that he all stores inside a Cursed Spirit. When he's brought back during the Shibuya Incident, he also steals Playful Cloud from Maki and uses it far better than she or Geto ever did.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: Toji has a very muscular figure complete with a bodybuilder's V-taper waistline and is a highly trained assassin who primarily fights using blatantly superhuman martial arts and weaponry skills.
- Noodle Incident: Because he could only exorcise Curses with a Cursed Tool and had absolutely no Cursed Energy, the Zen'in made him a pariah and in cruel mockery of his "inability" in their eyes, threw him unarmed into the same "training room" Maki and Mai get thrown into during Perfect Preparation, from which he came out alive with the scar on his lip.
- Only in It for the Money: Does dirty jobs entirely because he's being paid very well for them and has absolutely absurd spendings to pay. When faced with Satoru Gojo, however, he gives in to his pride and pays for it with his life.
- Outside-Context Problem: Being entirely without Cursed Energy, Toji simply does not play by the same rules as other human beings, and he's just as much of a paradox to Sorcerers. Barriers simply cannot register him, and his body is so powerful that it completely overrides another man's soul when summoned into his body via Seance, creating an unstoppable Sorcerer-killing machine as a result that immediately murders Granny Ogami, who evoked him in the first place."Kill Sorcerers, huh? Guess that'd have to include you!"
- Posthumous Character: Has been dead for 11 years, having been killed in battle by Gojo.
- Pretty Freeloader: Rare male example; Gege describes Toji as a "pro at freeloading off of women" in an end-of-chapter note and has left more than one of these flings in lifelong debt purchasing stupidly expensive Cursed Tools with their money.End of chapter note with an arrow pointing to the Soul Liberation Blade: 500,000,000¥.
- Professional Killer: An assassin by trade, killing for money with the skills taught to him by the Zen'in Clan.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: His handler Shiu Kong reunites with him as Toji is losing a shitload of money on a misplaced bet on a racehorse's win, and Shiu also accuses him of regularly dine-and-dashing or leaving his clients to cover the pay at good restaurants.
- Rugged Scar: Toji has a perpetual scowl on his face thanks to a scar across his lip which he got from getting thrown into the Zen'in Clan's training room full of Cursed Spirits and fighting his way out.
- Shoot the Mage First: When trying to assassinate Riko, of the group guarding her he chooses to stab Gojo from behind first to try to take him out, knowing that having the Six Eyes he's by far the strongest sorcerer in the group. Gojo is fine by having his vital organs avoided from being hit and reinforcing his body with cursed energy to avoid further damage.
- Spanner in the Works: Toji's assassination of the Star Plasma Vessel prior to the story beginning caused Master Tengen to evolve to a form that's more Curse than man, meaning that Kenjaku, with Geto's power to control Curses, could gain control of him and finally tip the uneasy balance between Curses and humans. As Tengen puts it, Toji shattered the chains of destiny between The Six Eyes, Tengen and Kenjaku without even knowing, while simultaneously causing Gojo's ascendance to the true World's Strongest Man and Geto's Start of Darkness.
- Shadow Archetype: To Maki, both are Zen'in Clansmen who were ostracized for having Heavenly Restrictions, but Toji's abusive upbringing shaped him into a man who kills whoever's he's paid to without a second thought. Maki only ever uses lethal force on those who had it coming.
- Stealth Expert: His lack of cursed energy makes him nearly invisible to sorcerers combined with his Super Speed and Super Senses, but using cursed tools would reveal his location due to the cursed energy they exude. He gets around this by either using his worm cursed spirit to conceal his cursed tools and hide the spirit and tools' residual energy by swallowing the worm whole or just using conventional weapons such as handguns or swords.
- Super Senses: Due to the effects of his Heavenly Restriction, his five senses are heightened by a massive degree, allowing him to even track people by scent alone. This also somehow lets him see and interact with Jujutsu despite it being Invisible to Normals.
- Super Speed: To such a level that Gojo can barely keep track of Toji when he starts really moving, which is usually depicted as a rapidly approaching blur with a Slasher Smile.
- Super Strength: Easily the strongest human in the story, if not to ever live. When asked which character was the physically strongest, Gege removed Toji from the equation entirely because he thought it was obvious. Using Playful Cloud he beats Dagon, a Special Grade Cursed Spirit remarked upon for its great vitality, to death in a matter of moments after he more or less no sold everything Naobito, Maki and Nanami were throwing at him.
- Took the Wife's Name: Toji took his first wife's name after marrying her and kept it even after she passed away and he remarried to Tsumiki's mother, doing so out of spite for the Zen'in family.
- Übermensch: Yuki Tsukumo outright calls him a "true superhuman"; He doesn't even contribute to the birth of Cursed Spirits like Muggles do with their lack of control over their cursed energy, yet the complete absence of cursed energy from himself makes him, almost paradoxically, incredibly powerful, Made of Iron and resistant to Curses.
- Uniqueness Value: He's the first person in history to have zero cursed energy whatsoever. Maki, who has a similar Heavenly Restriction, is just locked out of using her available cursed energy, but Toji fundamentally has none to begin with and yet is more powerful than her to a bizarre degree because of it. Yuki calls upon him as a unique case study, and laments his death as she can no longer use him as a research subject for her plan to rid the world of curses, though he had apparently turned her down before. He loses this to a degree when it turns out that Maki can have the same level of restriction, and thus power, as he does if Mai dies (as she was unconsciously using a measure of that energy from Mai herself), which she gains after the aforementioned death happens.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: From Toji's standpoint, he just had to kill a girl for some money. Little did he know that the death of the Star Plasma Vessel would start the chain of events that leads to the death of Suguru Geto, allowing for the ancient sorcerer known as Kenjaku to take his body and further his plans.
- Variable-Length Chain: He possesses a cursed tool known as the Chain of a Thousand Miles that can extend indefinitely as long as one end is fully concealed. He uses it in conjunction with the Inverted Spear of Heaven to make it an Anti-Cursed Technique Blade on a Rope that can strike at anything within his vision, no matter the distance to the target. Didn't save him from Gojo's Hollow Purple, though.
- Wild Card: Takes this role in the Shibuya arc. While the sorcerers' focus is on defeating the curses and rescuing Gojo, Toji currently exists purely to hunt down and fight who he perceives to be the strongest opponent — no matter what side they are on. Everyone is understandably confused when he shows up in the fight against Dagon, only to take Dagon on himself.