Ryomen Sukuna is a primary antagonist in Jujutsu Kaisen, being a mighty cursed spirit and the King of Curses. He left behind 20 indestructible fingers after his death – which grew in power over time. Considering that Sukuna would later be incarnated into Yuji Itadori, the primary protagonist within the series, many anime fans are curious to know how many fingers Sukuna has and what would happen if he eats them all.
Sukuna has a total of 20 fingers (5 fingers for each of his 4 arms), and Yuji Itadori has eaten a total of 15 of these cursed fingers in Jujutsu Kaisen so far. Fans are unsure if or when Itadori will eat all 20 of Sukuna’s fingers. Still, it’s been presumed that this will be met with unfathomable power and the possibility of Sukuna taking over Itadori’s body.
Despite the fact that Itadori has not yet consumed all of Sukuna’s fingers, he is still incredibly powerful and capable of taking on some seriously tough opponents – which is a huge reflection of Sukuna’s true power. Stick around to find out everything there is to know about Sukuna’s cursed fingers in Jujutsu Kaisen, including how many have them have been eaten by Itadori as well as what could happen if all 20 fingers are consumed.
Sukuna’s Fingers: Origins
When Sukuna was still alive in the mortal world, he was known as a “natural calamity” and an Imaginary Demon that wandered around pillaging villages during the Herian Era – leaving trails of bloodshed and tragedy behind him. However, he was actually an incredibly powerful yet evil, sadistic, cold-hearted, and immoral sorcerer.
Many of the most powerful sorcerers in Jujutsu Kaisen came together and managed to defeat him, although he would become a cursed spirit after his ‘death.’ But, the curse was simply too powerful for his entire body to be destroyed – which prevented the sorcerers from killing him completely.
As a result, Sukuna was sealed into 20 indestructible fingers – which continued to grow in their power levels, were preserved in grave wax, and passed down through the ages in the form of special cursed objects. According to legend, there was only a slim chance that Sukuna would be incarnated into whoever eats his fingers later down the line (approximately 1 in a million), as his fingers comprise the remnants of Sukuna’s cursed soul.
This would grant Sukuna a new, physical body to utilize as he pleases – depending on the amount of control he would have over the host, of course. In the present day of the Jujutsu Kaisen series, Sukuna was incarnated once again due to one of his fingers being consumed by the leading star protagonist, Yuji Itadori, who has been possessed by Sukuna ever since.
How Strong is Sukuna with 20 Fingers?
Sukuna is incredibly powerful at full capacity, and most Jujutsu Kaisen fans presume that he will regain most of his full strength after accessing all 20 fingers. He is the most powerful cursed spirit in the entire Jujutsu Kaisen storyline, even at partial capacity – shown when his mere presence was felt throughout Shibuya after he first awakened.
Despite not having all of his 20 fingers, Sukuna boasts immense physical strength, speed, agility, and intellect. To top it off, he is a master in hand-to-hand combat and has unique abilities like Metamorphosis, which allows him to create new eyes and mouths on his host to perceive the world without completely taking over.
He can easily overpower any other cursed spirit, and his strength is so fearsome that Mahito and Jogo believe that his revival could secure their victory. Prior to being sealed away, Sukuna was depicted as a demon with two faces and four arms, which is why he has 20 fingers instead of 10. He is only rivaled by other elite cursed spirits like Yuta Okkotsu and Satoru Gojo.
How Many Fingers has Itadori Eaten So Far in the Manga?
Spoilers alert, since the Jujutsu Kaisen manga series is way ahead of the anime series – Yuji Itadori has consumed 15 of Sukuna’s 20 cursed fingers. The first of Sukuna’s fingers (the finger that initially sparked Itadori’s possession) was eaten in an attempt to rescue Fushigoro and his friends. In contrast, the second finger was eaten before he was admitted to Tokyo Jujutsu High.
He then ate Sukuna’s third and fourth fingers after they were retrieved from finger bearers in the Cursed Womb (Prison) Arc and the Origin of Obedience Arc. The fifth finger was fed to Itadori by Nanako and Mimiko Hasaba during the Shibuya incident, but there is still some debate surrounding this – which can throw the numbers off.
A few Jujutsu Kaisen fans believe that the girls each gave Itadori a finger to eat, which would make the current total 16 fingers instead of 15 – but most fans have agreed that Itadori was only fed 1 finger on this occasion. Following this 5th finger, Itadori was fed 10 of Sukuna’s fingers at once by Jogo toward the end of Chapter 111 in the Jujutsu Kaisen manga series.
Based on Itadori’s reaction to consuming Sukuna’s fingers, fans have been led to believe that they actually taste somewhat similar to a waxy bar of soap. It is believed that this could be due to the fingers being coated in grave wax for so many years, although it’s still far more foul-tasting than regular hygiene products.
How Many Fingers has Itadori Eaten in Season 1?
While Yujia Itadori eventually ended up eating many of Sukuna’s cursed fingers in the manga, he only ate a total of 4 fingers by the end of Season 1 of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime series – the fourth of which was eaten in Episode 24. To have a look at all of Sukuna’s fingers that were eaten in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1, check out the video below by Mayo.
Toward the end of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1, Itadori was left with only Sukuna’s body. The other fingers would have to be retrieved from the Jujutsu Sorcerers, who have been protecting these cursed objects for many years.
While it has been said that Itadori can act as a radar for Sukuna’s other fingers in theory, this has not always played out in practice. The whereabouts of the remaining 5 fingers remain unknown, although some believe that the twins know where 1 of the fingers is.
What Happens When Itadori Eats All Fingers?
It’s been hypothesized that Sukuna could take over Yuji Itadori’s body completely if Itadori does eat all of Sukuna’s fingers. With the power of 20 fingers within his grasp, topped with Itadori’s superhuman agility and abilities, Sukuna will probably be able to restore his power levels and become an insanely well-rounded fighter – although most believe he will never be as powerful as he was in the Heian Era.
This is due to the fact that having a host will still limit Sukuna to some extent, but his power levels would be absolutely terrifying even within a human vessel. Although, it would leave room for the heroic Jujutsu Kaisen sorcerers to finally end Sukuna once and for all since he can only be killed completely if he is trapped in a human body.
Yuji and Sukuna’s binding vow also leaves room for speculation, as some fans still believe this could change the course of fate as it states that Sukuna has limitations to what he can do and how long he can control Itadori’s body. Being a cursed spirit, Sukuna cannot break this vow (plus, there are some other terms and conditions as well) as seen in the manga panels thanks to fans on Quora.
In Chapter 116 of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga series, it also seems that Sukuna could be preparing to reincarnate or find a brand new body with Uraume’s assistance. At the same time, Itadori could be trying to master Sukuna’s techniques which will enable him to use these new skills without Sukuna’s power.
Many Jujutsu Kaisen fans are eager to find out how powerful Itadori will become after eating all of Sukuna’s 20 cursed fingers. However, there are also many fans who dread the day, hoping Itadori never consumes them all.
Itadori once told Yuta that Sukuna would never take control of him completely but that Yuta should kill him if this ever happens. Although, Itadori could still maintain control after eating all 20 fingers if he paces himself – eating too many fingers at once will likely unleash Sukuna and cause havoc in turn, even if it’s for a short period of time.
That’s everything there is to know about how many of Sukuna’s fingers were eaten by Itadori in Jujutsu Kaisen so far, with images thanks to the Jujutsu Kaisen Wiki. While Itadori has not consumed all of Sukuna’s fingers, fans are certain he will acquire immeasurable power if he eventually eats them all.