Last updated on September 7th, 2023 at 10:35 am
Last updated on September 7th, 2023 at 10:30 AM
This article is updated based on the current manga chapter.
Jujutsu Kaisen series has entered into the Culling Game Arc, where we are going to witness the entrance of more magnificent players. Maybe we will get someone who is powerful enough to challenge either Sukuna or Gojo. Don’t worry; we are not spoiling anime fans anymore. In this post, we will discuss the power comparison between Satoru Gojo and Ryomen Sukuna in Jujutsu Kaisen.
At the beginning of the series, there was a minor clash between Ryomen Sukuna (with 1 finger) and Satoru Gojo, where Gojo totally overwhelmed him. After that, Gojo is confident in himself that he will defeat him in the future.
On the other hand, Ryomen Sukuna, who is known as the King of Curses, noticed that he is the Six Eyes of the known Gojo Family. That is why he challenged Gojo to fight with him once he gained the cursed power of 20 fingers.
Jujutsu Kaisen manga series has unveiled the curse power, techniques, and domain expansion of both Satoru Gojo and Ryomen Sukuna. And based on these factors and fans’ theories, we will compare Gojo vs. Sukuna.
Note: This article is updated based on the current manga chapter.
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(Gojo vs. Sukuna) Cursed Power & Techniques in Jujutsu Kaisen
Currently, Sukuna has gained the cursed power of 15 fingers. With this, he has surpassed all Special Grade Cursed Spirits and High-rank Jujutsu Sorcerers.
During his fight against Jogo, Sukuna displayed how stronger he is than other powerful Cursed Spirits. His techniques were enough to completely destroy Jogo who’s quite above average for a normal Cursed Spirit.
He exorcized even an Ancient Shikigami, Eight-Handled Sword Divergent Sila Divine General Mahoraga, who was specially summoned in the ritual to eliminate his opponent. In history, Sukuna is the only one who could achieve such a feat.
All previous Ten Shadows Technique users, all of whom belonged to the prestigious Zenin family, failed to exorcize Mahoraga. But Sukuna could do it after employing his Domain Expansion: Malevolent Shrine and cutting the ancient Shikigami repeatedly.
On the other hand, Gojo is the strongest Jujutsu Sorcerer in the world. And while there are three more Special Grade Sorcerers, namely Yuta Okkotsu, Yuki Tsukumo, and Suguru Geto, Gojo is the irrefutable strongest. In fact, as of yet, it has been heavily implied that he’s the strongest character of Jujutsu Kaisen.
He shows his might on various occasions, including clashing with Sukuna right after Yuji ingested his finger, breezily overpowering Jogo and forcing Jogo and Hanami to flee from him, and killing a character as strong as Toji Fushiguro after awakening his true powers.
But what really nails the point of him being the most fearsome obstacle for Cursed Spirits is when all Special Grade Cursed Spirits planned and clashed together just to seal one person, i.e., Satoru Gojo.
They know that even their combined strength cannot overpower Gojo’s Cursed energy. So, they sacrificed themselves just to seal him. It is only thanks to Kenjaku’s shrewd planning that they could capture Gojo in the Prison Realm.
But even then the man showed exactly why he’s hailed as the strongest when Six Eyes sprouted on the surface of the Prison Realm box, notifying his presence in a way nobody has ever achieved.
Satoru Gojo: All Abilities
Satoru Gojo is one of the main characters of the series. He is the strongest Jujutsu Sorcerer holding both an immense amount of Cursed Energy and powerful techniques like Reverse Cursed Technique and Black Flash.
Not only that, but he also possesses extraordinary physical prowess. During his fight with Jogo, he showed his overwhelming raw strength, great speed, reflexes, and durability.
But the truth of the matter is that he rarely has to use his physical powers in battle since Cursed Technique is so overwhelmingly strong. Being a member of the elite Gojo family, he possesses immense Cursed Energy.
On top of that, his Limitless grants him the power to employ superior Cursed Techniques with minimum Cursed Energy, which in turn allows him to use his Domain Expansion multiple times a day, in contrast to the other sorcerers who can only activate it once a day.
Limitless is one of the two Innate Cursed Techniques that Gojo has inherited from his bloodline. It is a unique power that allows him to see and manipulate Cursed Energy at the atomic level. This gives him a plethora of options to use his Cursed Technique in ways that will be impossible for anyone else.
His Cursed Technique, Limitless, is divided into two categories, i.e., Convergence and Divergence.
The Convergence Cursed Technique: Blue permits him to attract the atoms of the surroundings like a black hole.
Whereas the Divergence Cursed Technique: Red is the inversion of the Blue. It grants him the ability to repel everything nearby violently like Big Bang.
By combining these two techniques, Satoru Gojo performs the Hollow Purple technique, creating a singularity that effectively erases or deletes everything in his path.
During Gojo’s fight against Sukuna in Shinjuku, Gojo unleashes Hollow Purple at 120% potency after the Cursed Technique is elevated by Utahime’s own Cursed Technique: Solo Forbidden Area. 120% Hollow Purple is so dangerous that even Sukuna is afraid of it. The technique is powerful enough to nearly destroy all of Shinjuku.
Infinity is the neutral state of Limitless and is in constant use. It is sometimes mistakenly believed that Infinity allows him to form a barrier around himself where the opponent’s movement becomes slower and slower, rendering them unable to touch Gojo. This is a misconception, though.
The true power of Infinity is that it creates an infinite number of spaces or check-posts between Gojo and the outside world, and it works similarly to the Paradox of Achilles and the Tortoise, where the outside stimuli or attack cannot physically lead to Gojo.
This makes the man totally untouchable and makes it impossible for his enemies to wound him in any way.
Besides all of these, he is the one who was born with the ability of Six Eyes. It’s an ability unique to the Gojo family and is shrouded in mystery because of its rarity. The complete power of the Six Eyes has never been revealed.
The only thing known about it is that it allows Gojo to use a Cursed Technique with minimum Cursed Energy consumption. This means that though Gojo doesn’t have an infinite amount of Cursed Energy, he can use his techniques more frequently and efficiently than anyone in the world.
It’s thanks to the Six Eyes that Gojo can perform his high-powered and superior Domain Expansion multiple times a day.
Domain Expansion: Unlimited Void
Gojo has one of the strongest and most well-made Domain Expansions in the whole series. His Unlimited Void manifests a contained space in which the prey is trapped and forced with an immense amount of knowledge and information.
The influx of information renders them unable to do anything and turns them catatonic.
Gojo is one of the very few individuals able to be able to use Domain Expansion multiple times in a day. In fact, he can use it back-to-back numerous times within the span of minutes. The only other person known to be able to do that is Sukuna himself.
Not only can Gojo use Unlimited Void multiple times but he can also control the size and intensity of the domain. Gojo can expand the area within his barrier or reduce it significantly to make his barrier stronger. In its condensed form, Unlimited Void is so powerful that it can shatter Sukuna’s domain.
One of the strongest techniques for Jujutsu Sorcerers is Black Flash. It is a special technique that needs a very deep understanding of Cursed Energy. This is why not all Jujutsu Sorcerers can use Black Flash. It’s needless to say that, with his Six Eyes, Gojo knows more about Cursed Energy than most people and is obviously one of those who can use Black Flash.
Black Flash is a technique in which the user applies Cursed Energy within 0.000001 seconds of the physical blow. This causes a spatial distortion and allows the Cursed Energy to flash black. As a result, it increases the potency of the blow 2.5 times.
Most Jujutsu Sorcerers cannot use Black Flash back-to-back multiple times. Gojo is, of course, an exception and uses Black Flash four times within the span of minutes.
Ryomen Sukuna: Abilities
Ryomen Sukuna is the primary antagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen and an extremely powerful Special Grade Cursed Spirit. He is described as a demon with 4 arms and 2 heads. But before that, Sukuna was a human Jujutsu Sorcerer who went evil.
If we talk about the Cursed Power, then Sukuna also possessed a vast amount of Cursed Energy.
Based on Strength, Sukuna has the upper hand over Gojo, but in terms of speed and reflexes, I think Gojo can surpass him.
Also, both Sukuna and Gojo know Reverse Cursed Technique, which allows them to heal themselves; however, Sukuna has the advantage of Incarnation grants him to grow body parts, limbs, mouth, etc.
The series has shown Sukuna’s limited Cursed Techniques. Maximum times, he only used his raw strength and speed to play with his opponent.
One of his primary Cursed Techniques is Slashing Technique. It allows him to change his Cursed Energy into slashing attacks. His Innate Cursed Technique is divided into two styles, Dismantle and Cleave.
It is basically a slashing attack that adjusts itself according to the opponent’s cursed energy and toughness. In short, he can cut or slice anything in one move.
Also, being the King of Curses, he has the knowledge of every cursed energy and binding vows.
He even used an unnamed fire ability against Jogo that even overtook the destructive fire. It reveals that he can perform more than just slashing or cleaving.
Domain Expansion: Malevolent Shrine
Sukuna also has a very powerful Domain Expansion that is also among the strongest in the series. His Malevolent Shrine conjures up a Buddhist temple shrouded with skulls and increases the potency of his cleaving techniques to the maximum. Anyone in its range will be cut insistently without the opportunity to counter.
Malevolent Shrine is also unique in the way that it doesn’t have limited space. Instead, it has an open border that can be entered and exited by anyone.
In exchange, his attack area increases to a radius of up to 200 meters. Anyone within this radius is not safe from his cleaving.
Domain Amplification is an anti-domain technique, meaning its role is the exact opposite of Domain Expansion. With this technique, the user creates a barrier that neutralizes every cursed Technique it touches, be it Innate Cursed Techniques or even Domain Expansions.
Sukuna is a master at using this technique. During the Shinjuku battle against Gojo, he uses Domain Amplification to neutralize Gojo’s Infinity to land physical blows on him.
Sukuna is somehow able to use the Cursed Technique of others. It’s still unknown how he copies that but during the Shinjuku battle, he’s seen using Piercing Blood which is the Cursed Technique of Choso.
Comparison: Satoru Gojo vs Sukuna
As discussed earlier, based on strength, Sukuna has the upper hand, but in terms of reflexes and speed, Gojo may have supremacy.
If we compare the durability, on one side, Satoru Gojo has the Infinity Cursed Technique, which allows him to form an invisible barrier that works on the paradox of Achilles and the tortoise.
And on the other side, Sukuna is the master of the Reverse Cursed Technique and Incarnation, which allows him to instant regenerate his body parts. So, it isn’t easy to compare both of them based on durability.
1) In terms of Cursed Techniques
Satoru Gojo has the Infinity and Limitless Cursed Technique, which allows him to control the atoms of his surroundings like a Black Hole or Big Bang.
Also, he can combine his technique to form a singularity to erase the existence of matters.
But the best part is he is born with the ability of Six Eyes, granting him the power to use his cursed technique at infinite times without getting exhausted.
Gojo’s Cursed Technique makes him practically untouchable and that includes Sukuna’s Cleave and Dismantle. No matter what kind of attack is used against him, it’s very unlikely that they can physically harm him.
On the other hand, Sukuna, the King of Curses, has the Dismantle and Cleave Cursed Technique that allows him to slash anything, only just the movements of his fingers.
The finest part is his Cleave technique changes according to the opponent’s cursed energy and toughness. He also has a vast amount of cursed energy but not infinite.
In this case, we are not sure whether Sukuna’s slashing technique works in the Infinity barrier. So, in our opinion, Satoru Gojo has dominance over Sukuna based on Cursed Techniques, so he’s the winner in this round of Gojo vs Sukuna.
2) Based on Domain Expansion
Jujutsu Kaisen manga has displayed the domain expansion of both Sukuna and Gojo. They both can create a domain multiple times a day.
Satoru Gojo can create a territorial expansion of Unlimited Void. In this endless void, the opponent can apparently feel and see everything.
On the other hand, Sukuna’s Domain Expansion, Malevolent Shrine is one of the most unique and powerful ones. His territory creates a Buddhist shrine that covers the surrounding area with blood. His expansion is the only domain that doesn’t create a separate barrier from the outside world. It means anyone can leave or join Sukuna in his territory.
But instead of a barrier, a binding vow is formed between Sukuna and his opponent, vastly increasing the guaranteed hit’s effective area. Inside his domain, any matter is cleaved by Sukuna, and it depends on the target’s toughness and cursed energy level.
He can construct his domain up to a maximum radius of 200 meters and can manipulate it.
He also exorcized Megumi’s Eight-Handled Sword Divergent Sila Divine General Mahoraga in his territory by performing infinite slashing attacks on it.
Gojo and Sukuna both possess the two strongest Domain Expansions shown in the series as of yet. However, the natures of their Domains are very different. When their Domains first clash, Sukuna uses his barrierless Domain to attack Gojo’s Unlimited Void from the outside.
While Unlimited Void is extremely powerful inside, like every other Domain, it’s vulnerable from the outside. So, again and again, Malevolent Shrine attacks it from the outside and shatters it.
It happens two times until Gojo condenses his Domain into a small sphere to solidify the barrier of his Domain. This time, it’s his Unlimited Void that crashes Malevolent Shrine.
During their Shinjuku battle, they have clashed their Domains multiple times and each of them has had their moments to shine and overpower the other, we’d actually have to give this Domain round to Sukuna, only because of his master implementation and innovative ideas.
In the end, we can infer that in a Gojo vs. Sukuna (in Yuji’s body) fight, Gojo will win the fight. That is because while Sukuna is very strong, his vessel is yet to reach full maturity in terms of power. So, unlike how he used Megumi Fushiguro’s Ten Shadows Technique, he can’t use anything from Yuji.
But more importantly, what strengthens our conclusion of Gojo’s victory is the very clear proclamation made in the series itself. If they fight, it’ll be a tough one, but Gojo will come out as the winner at the end of everything.
Here ends our discussion of Gojo vs. Sukuna (in Yuji’s body). Come visit Otakus’ Notes for more versus battles like this.
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