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Top 20 Strongest Cursed Spirits in Jujutsu Kaisen (2024 Ranked)

Last updated on December 18th, 2023 at 02:07 pm

This article is updated based on new theories and knowledge.

The story of Jujutsu Kaisen is set in a world full of curses, cursed spirits, cursed powers, and techniques. However, most of the population is unaware of this, while the Jujutsu Sorcerers protect them in secret by exorcising the cursed spirits; while encountering some of the strongest cursed spirits.

The series starts with Yuji Itadori, an ordinary high school student, who is dragged into that world after eating a cursed object (a preserved finger) that belongs to the King of Curses Ryomen Sukuna and gains his powers by becoming his vessel.

Now, Yuji and the other Jujutsu Sorcerers are looking for the remaining fingers of Sukuna and exorcising the cursed spirits that cross their paths. It is necessary considering that the cursed spirits’ primary objective is to eradicate all humanity by reviving Sukuna using all his 20 fingers.

What are Cursed Spirits?

They are a race of spiritual beings born from the cursed energy that are people’s negative emotions congregated together. Cursed Spirits are corrupt spirits that haunt humanity and vary in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and have horrifying looks.

They believe that they are the true manifestation of life, and humans are fake beings that should not exist. As the series continues, the manga introduces us to many cursed spirits and their varying powers. Let us discuss the ranking of the strongest Cursed Spirits in the series.

Note- The information in this post contains the manga story. 

Top 20 Strongest Cursed Spirits in Jujutsu Kaisen

20) Ko-Guy


The last spot on this ranking of the strongest cursed spirit in Jujutsu Kaisen belongs to the grade 2 cursed spirit Ko-Guy. He is one of the curses who join Kenjaku and his group on their attack on Shibuya. The curse has a humanoid appearance with the head and wings of a grasshopper and is born from humanity’s fear of grasshopper plague.

Ko-Guy encounters Yuji Itadori on B2F at Meiji-Jingumae Station and is quickly exorcized by him. The curse has grasshopper physiology and is quite capable in hand-to-hand combat. He can also spit black mucus and has an expandable stomach.

19) Finger Bearers

Finger Bearers

Apart from Sukuna, the first special grade cursed spirit Yuji and his classmates encounter is the Finger Bearer at the Eishu Juvenile Detention Center. Finger Bearers are special grade cursed spirits that are born from a cursed womb when a curse ingests one of Sukuna’s fingers. Megumi Fushiguro encounters another Finger Bearer under the Yasohachi Bridge in the Death Painting Arc.

Finger Bearers are strong and fast and can let out blasts of unrefined cursed energy, powerful enough to blow out barriers. While the group cannot defeat the first Finger Bearer, Megumi manages to exorcize the second one by using his Incomplete Domain Expansion.

18) Rainbow Dragon

Rainbow Dragon

Rainbow Dragon is another strong special cursed spirit in Jujutsu Kaisen. It was summoned by none other than Suguru Geto with his Cursed Spirit Manipulation during Chapter 72 of the manga. As its name suggests, Rainbow Dragon is a majestic and one of the strongest cursed spirits in the form of a dragon.

In the manga, it is mentioned that Rainbow Dragon, along with Kuchisake-onna, are two of the strongest cursed spirits of Suguru Geto during his battle against Toji Fushiguro. It took quite a lot of strength and precision from Toji to slice the Rainbow Dragon because it was known to have the hardest skin.

However, we didn’t get to see Rainbow Dragon in many actions yet. But undoubtedly, if it were any other Jujutsu User, it would have been extremely difficult to exorcize Rainbow Dragon.

17) Akuro-o-Otake


Cursed Spirit Manipulation is one of the most powerful and useful Cursed Techniques in Jujutsu Kaisen. Many curses on this list are controlled by the technique and one of them is Akuro-o-Otake. It is a special grade rebel spirit and makes an appearance in the story when Kenjaku summons it during his fight against Fumihiko Takaba in the Lake Gosho Colony.

All that is known about the powers of Akuro-o-Otake is that it is a special grade and thus possesses extraordinary cursed energy. It doesn’t get to demonstrate its powers in the story as it is soon exorcized when Takaba runs a truck over him.

16) Tamamo-no-Mae


Tamamo-no-Mae Incarnate was one of the sixteen special grade cursed spirits. It was controlled by Suguru Geto using his Maximum: Uzumaki of his Cursed Spirit Manipulation. It was revealed to us in Jujutsu Kaisen 0. The classification of this cursed spirit itself tells us how powerful it is.

Suguru Geto summoned it during his final battle against Yuta Okkotsu and Rika Orimoto. The full powers of Tamamo-no-Mae Incarnate are completely unknown. Nevertheless, the level of intimidating powers of Tamamo-no-Mae Incarnate shown in the manga is enough for us to include it in our list of the strongest cursed spirits of Jujutsu Kaisen.

15) Kuchisake-Onna


At number 15 on this ranking of the strongest cursed spirits in Jujutsu Kaisen is the imaginary vengeful spirit Kuchisake-Onna. She is of an unknown grade and one of the strongest cursed spirits of Geto when he is a second-year student at Tokyo Jujutsu High. Geto uses her against Toji during the Star Plasma Vessel mission but she is quickly exorcized by the Sorcerer Killer.

Kuchisake-Onna’s powers are quite twisted. She enforces a Simple Domain that creates a Binding Vow between her and her target to forbid any violence until her question is answered. The target must give an answer to escape from the domain and once they do, the cursed spirit attacks them with scissors and shears.

14) Ganesha


This is another cursed spirit under the control of Kenjaku’s Cursed Spirit Manipulation. Ganesha is a special grade “Asian Divine Curse” and looks similar to the Hindu god of the same name. The cursed spirit is huge with four arms and has the head of an elephant. The cursed spirit greatly resembles the deity it is inspired by.

The powers of Ganesha are explained quite vaguely but judging by the explanation given by Kenjaku, its abilities can be quite versatile. The only ability it displays is clearing Kenjaku’s “obstacles” by teleporting the U.S. soldiers outside in the air. The cursed spirit is later exorcized by Yuki Tsukumo.

13) Kechizu


One of the nine Cursed Womb: Death Paintings, Kechizu is the younger brother of Choso and Eso. Unlike his brothers who have human appearances, Kechizu looks like a curse with a hunching turquoise body, bleeding eyes, and two mouths. He, along with Eso, serves as the primary antagonist of the Death Painting Arc.

Kechizu uses the Rot Technique and Decay against his opponents. His blood is rotten and he sprays his blood on his opponents to poison them. The blood can burn the opponents when it makes contact with the skin. The infection from the blood causes rose patterns to appear on the opponent’s body before decomposing.

12) Eso


Eso is another Cursed Womb: Death Painting and the middle brother of Choso and Kechizu. He is a tall and muscular man who wears risque clothing and has a grotesque face on the small of his back. He is very self-conscious about the face on his back and will kill anyone who’s seen it. 

Eso’s powers are the same as Kechizu’s. His blood is also poisonous and decays the opponent’s body when sprayed with it. He sprays his poisonous blood on his opponents by the face on his back. The blood flow from that face can also create wings made of blood to grant Eso more mobility.

11) Smallpox Deity

Smallpox Deity

Up next is the special grade cursed spirit Smallpox Deity. Its original name is Smallpox Hag but Kenjaku purposefully calls it a different name to confuse and intimidate Mei Mei, against whom he unleashes this cursed spirit in Shibuya. Fortunately, Mei Mei is too familiar with the curse to be fooled.

Being a special grade, it’s no surprise that Smallpox Deity is one of the strongest cursed spirits in Jujutsu Kaisen. Its attacks are disease-based. It has a dangerous Cursed Technique and a Domain Expansion, both unnamed. The Smallpox Deity’s CT captures the target inside a coffin and then buries it underground with the weight of a huge boulder. Then the curse counts to three and once the countdown is done, the captured target gets smallpox and dies.

10) Kurourushi


Kurourushi debuted as a special grade cursed cockroach spirit in Chapter 173 of the manga. It was the result of Kenjaku’s Cursed Spirit Manipulation. Despite being a cursed spirit manifested out of the world’s hatred for cockroaches, it was able to communicate a little and show intelligence. Its entire character design and Jujutsu abilities are cockroach-themed.

Its powers were best shown during his battle against Yuta Okkotsu, the second strongest Jujutsu Sorcerer after Satoru Gojo. Kurousruhi was able to overpower Yuta using his frightening physical and Jujutsu abilities. It was even able to wield powerful cursed tools such as The Festering Life Sword that boosted his offense to an unstoppable level.

Kurourushi showcased powerful Jujutsu techniques against Yuta, which he struggled to counter. It also had incredible physical combat strength and strategy. If it weren’t for Yuta’s special Reverse Cursed Technique, he would have succumbed to Kurourushi’s powers.

9) Naoya Zenin

Naoya Zenin

Naoya Zenin is the son of Naobito Zenin, the head of the Zenin Family, and a special grade 1 jujutsu sorcerer. He’s also the head of The Hei, the strongest group within the clan. Naoya is the cousin of Mai and Maki Zenin whom he always taunts for their weakness. After Mai’s death, Maki unlocks her full potential through the Heavenly Restriction and kills all of the family.

When Naoya and Maki fight, the girl overpowers her cousin easily but the man is resentful. When he’s killed by Maki’s mother, he’s soon born as a vengeful cursed spirit. As a curse, Naoya is even more powerful than before and has achieved a Domain Expansion: Time Cell Moon Palace.

8) Choso


Choso is the oldest of Cursed: Womb Death Paintings debuting in Chapter 62 of the manga. He is 150 years old, half-human and a half-cursed spirit ranked Special Grade with no bloodlust or malice against normal humans.  Choso strongly loved his siblings and was very protective of them. However, he was dragged into the ongoing rivalry and dark politics in Jujutsu Kaisen only when his brothers, Kechizu and Eso, were killed by Yuji Itadori and Nobara Kugisaki.

Choso has mastered the Blood Manipulation technique to an unbeatable level while possessing an abundance of cursed energy. Having lived for over a century, he is very intellectual and smart, unlike other cursed spirits. He is also an expert in taijutsu, meaning he has incredible physical and combat skills.

We have witnessed his lethal power level quite frequently throughout the manga so far. Each time he gave a tough fight to his opponents such as Yuji, Gojo, Kenjaku, Naoya, etc. Having the perks of being both a human and a cursed spirit, Choso is one of the strongest cursed spirits.

7) Hanami


Hanami is a special grade cursed spirit aligned with Mahito. They are first revealed during the Cursed Training Arc. Hanami is able to go undetected by Gojo’s Six Eyes and successfully rescue Jogo from Yuji and him. This particular incident assures that Hanami is capable of having complex feelings and communicating well.

As for their abilities, they use a powerful Innate Technique that manipulates flora, has impenetrable skin, a considerable reserve of cursed energy, and exceptional strength. They also have a unique technique called Domain Amplification. Hanami displays their powers when they easily overpower elite Jujutsu sorcerers like Megumi and even the cursed speech user Toge Inumaki altogether.

Immediately after this battle, we get to see more of Hanami’s power level when they fight against Aoi Todo, Maki, and Yuji. If it weren’t for Gojo’s sudden intervention with his Hollow Technique: Purple, Hanami almost wins the final battle.

6) Dagon


Dagon is a special grade cursed spirit that existed as a cursed womb. In Chapter 10 of the manga, he is first mentioned when Mahito reveals that he had created a cursed womb using Sukuna’s finger. Later on, we see him fully evolve during the Shibuya Incident Arc when he appeared at the Shibuya Station.

He uses water-based cursed techniques and can even cast a powerful domain. He can kill non-sorcerers simply by consuming them within the blink of an eye.

During the Shibuya Incident Arc, he is able to overpower Maki, Naobito, and even Kento Nanami inside his domain. His Water Barrier is his absolute defense that remained unbreakable by these elite sorcerers. It is only due to Toji and Megumi’s intervention that leads him to be exorcised in the end.

Despite just fully evolving and being able to give these elite sorcerers a hard time, Dagon is one of the strongest cursed spirits in Jujutsu Kaisen.

5) Jogo


Jogo also appears during the Cursed Training Arc in Chapter 10 of the manga. His character design is volcano-themed and is a special grade cursed spirit who hates human beings.  He has an arrogant and short-tempered personality. The curse has an incredible amount of cursed energy and is one of the strongest cursed spirits in Jujutsu Kaisen.

Jogo can potentially surpass Choso, one of the Death Paintings, which already tells us how powerful he is. He uses Maximum Technique, a powerful domain, and Domain AmplificationHe survives against Gojo and Sukuna, two of the strongest characters in Jujutsu Kaisen. Jogo’s powers are even acknowledged by Sukuna, the King of Curses himself.

4) Mahito


Mahito is a special grade and most human-looking cursed spirit in Jujutsu Kaisen. He has dangerous and prodigy-level cursed techniques such as Soul Manipulation, Black Flash, Polymorphic Soul Isomer, etc. He had a fantastic power-up when he unlocked his true essence soul called Instant Spirit Body of Distorted killing. This boosted his physical strength, endurance as well as appearance to a level that no attack had any effect on him.

Mahito is such a sadistic, hateful, and uncompromising cursed spirit that he toys with human souls just for his experiments and plans to eradicate human beings. One shocking example of the same is how he manipulates Junpei, a bullied and miserable teenage boy. He eventually turns him into a cursed spirit only to be killed by Yuji.

With his highly manipulative, intelligent, and dangerous cursed techniques, he is one of the strongest cursed spirits and antagonists of the series.

3) Tengen


One of the oldest characters in Jujutsu Kaisen is Tengen, more commonly called Master Tengen. Thanks to their CT, Immortality, they can live forever until killed, but they need to transfer into a new body to stop their evolution which can be disastrous for humanity. Since their body can’t adapt to the evolution, they have become a humanoid form and eventually a cursed spirit.

Tengen is the master of barriers and the strongest barrier user in the world. It’s their Barrier Technique that conceals and protects the Jujutsu Highs. After Choso, Yuki, and they are defeated by Kenjaku, they are absorbed by his Cursed Spirit Manipulation. Kenjaku later uses them to destroy the pure barriers of the Culling Game.

2) Rika Orimoto

Rika Orimoto

Rika Orimoto is a special grade vengeful cursed spirit who was also a childhood friend of Yuta Okkotsu. She is introduced in Jujutsu Kaisen 0. After passing in a car accident, her powerful cursed spirit manifested and haunted Yuta. After fully manifesting, her cursed energy and abilities are so powerful that she is titled “Queen of Curses.”

Someone already as strong as Suguru Geto risks everything to obtain her from Yuta only to fail in the end. He believes her power is enough to eradicate all non-sorcerers. Her unique powers allowed her to summon the “Snake Eyes and Fangs” of the Inumaki family, allowing Yuta to use the lethal Cursed Speech technique similar to Inumaki.

Thus, she gets to have second place in the list of strongest cursed spirits in Jujutsu Kaisen.

1) Ryomen Sukuna

Ryomen Sukuna

It is not much of a surprise that Ryomen Sukuna, titled “King of Curses,” is the strongest cursed spirit and the most loved antagonist in Jujutsu Kaisen. Initially, he was a human, a jujutsu sorcerer who mastered his powers to a level that he was considered a demon.

It cost an army of Jujutsu sorcerers to destroy him around 1000 years ago. However, his cursed energy was so powerful that it had to be split into 20 of his fingers and sealed far apart, using special jujutsu techniques. To everyone’s worst nightmare, the protagonist, Yuji, happens to consume one of his fingers, allowing Sukuna to reincarnate in his body.

We have only witnessed a little of his power, such as his Domain Expansion Malevolent Shrine. Despite being sealed and barely having his full strength, Sukuna is still shown to be intimidating, savage, and absolutely invincible. 

This is where we conclude our ranking of the top 20 strongest cursed spirits in Jujutsu Kaisen. These are by far the strongest cursed spirits in Jujutsu Kaisen. We hope our list was satisfactory. More plot twists are coming in the future, so keep yourself updated with our website for more spoilers of Jujutsu Kaisen.

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