Alongside Kenjaku, Sukuna is the big baddie in Jujutsu Kaisen. That is a fact that basically everyone who is following the series knows. Sukuna is a cursed spirit and is said to be the King of Curses, which speaks enough about his powers and abilities. Now, Sukuna’s story is interesting and as the manga progressed, we saw him use more and more strange and powerful moves. In fact, he has been able to use so many that many fans think that he is actually able to copy cursed techniques. Is that true? Well, we are going to explain that in this article, so keep reading to find out!
As far as it is known, Sukuna is not able to copy other characters’ cursed techniques
Based on what happened in the most recent episodes of Jujutsu Kaisen, as well as the most recent manga chapters, there are several questions about Sukuna and his powers that one might ask. While fighting Jogo, Sukuna suddenly used flame-based attacks, which shocked Jogo. On the other hand, while he was fighting Gojo in Shinjuku, Sukuna was able to use a lot of Megumi’s techniques, including Mahoraga and some of Megumi’s other shikigami. This, of course, raises the following question: is Sukuna able to copy other characters’ techniques?
Well, as far as the series’ lore is concerned, it wouldn’t be a first since Yuta Okkotsu made his name by being able to copy other characters’ techniques. His ability had some limitations, depending on the technique he was copying, but he was generally able to copy any technique he wanted, so Sukuna also being able to do that wouldn’t really be all that strange. But is that really the case here? Is Sukuna really able to copy these techniques, or are we dealing with something else?
Well, as far as Sukuna using Megumi’s abilities is concerned, we can confirm that we’re definitely dealing with something else and that Sukuna did not really copy Megumi’s techniques or anything similar. Namely, Sukuna possessed Megumi and as someone who was using Megumi’s body, with Megumi’s spirit being completely crushed at that moment, he was able to use all of Megumi’s techniques as well. This was not him copying Megumi’s techniques, far from it – it was him simply using Megumi’s abilities as his own because he was in Megumi’s body, but he could not use them by himself. If he ever leaves, Megumi’s body, he will not be able to use them again, which means that he did not copy them.
Just think of it like this: Sukuna is using Megumi as a weapon or a tool, because – as someone who possessed Megumi’s body, he is able to do it like that. But in this case, we’re not dealing with anything similar to Yuta’s ability. Now that we have cleared this up let us see what we can say about the flames.
As we’ve said, Sukuna was not a known flame spell user, so when he suddenly used a flame-based attack on Jogo, it came as a surprise. But this could also have a rational explanation: the ■, “Black Box” ability. We could very well be dealing with Sukuna’s Innate Technique, and based on our earlier theory, we can even assume that the ■ “Black Box” ability allows Sukuna to store spells and/or weapons inside the “box,” which would mean that he is able to either collect them or mimic them in some way. But he does not copy them per se as Yuta does.
And that is all we know at this point and from what it seems, Sukuna cannot copy other techniques. Still, there is a possibility that the ■ “Black Box” ability allows him to do something similar, but before Akutami reveals more about this specific technique, there is not much we can add here, save for the things we have already said about Sukuna and the issue at hand.
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