Jujutsu Kaisen: Here’s How Yuta Copies Techniques!

Jujutsu Kaisen: Here's How Yuta Copies Techniques!
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We have already written many times about Jujutsu Kaisen‘s Yuta Okkotsu here on Fiction Horizon, and it makes sense that the protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 and the original protagonist of the whole series (as envisioned by Akutami before Yuji was created) is so popular. Yuta is incredibly strong, and while Rika was the original source of his powers and abilities, in this article, we are going to focus on his current technique – Copy – which allows him to copy most of the techniques he encounters. How is he able to do it? Keep reading to find out, as this article will reveal everything you need to know!

  • Article Breakdown:
  • Initially, due to his association with Rika, Yuta Okkotsu was one of the strongest characters in the series. He has, in the meantime, lost Rika but retained many of his former powers, including Copy.
  • Yuta Okkotsu’s technique Copy allows him to copy and use basically any innate technique from everyone else. But, while this is a great and powerful technique, it is unknown how it actually works.
  • Yuta can only copy those techniques that do not require any additional elements, which means that he cannot copy Gojo’s Limitless because he does not have the Six Eyes.

Yuta’s basic technique is called Copy

As fans of the series will probably know, is a character with a very specific ability – Copy. As the name suggests, Yuta can mimic any other natural skill and maintain communication with Rika by using his Copy technique. The exact mechanism behind this technique is unknown, but given that Yuta can use it even when Rika isn’t around, we can assume it has something to do with the nature of Rika’s cursed energy and the fact that Yuta can use it when she’s not around. Generally, Yuta just has to observe a technique in order to replicate it later on, but since we don’t have all the information, it’s possible that there is more involved.

The mechanism is quite unclear – sometimes, it is enough for him to simply observe a technique, while at other times, Yuta was able to use a technique only after Rika intervened and even ate a part of the original owner. So, sadly, we don’t really know how Yuta is able to execute this technique, but we do know that it allows him to use other characters’ innate techniques, with regard to certain limitations that we are going to talk about later. Before we continue, here is a list of all the techniques Yuta has used with the help of Copy:

TechniqueOriginal userNotes
Cursed SpeechToge InumakiYuta managed to copy Toge’s technique quite efficiently but was initially unable to control its spread. He later became much more efficient with it.
ShikigamiDhruv LakdawallaYuta is able to summon a series of small Shikigami using his hair as an intermediary object. The Shikigami are basically small bats with a head that resembles Rika’s.
Sky ManipulationTakako UroAfter Rika consumed her arm, Yuta was able to use Uro’s unnamed ability to control and manipulate the sky.
Thin Ice BreakerTakako Uro (derivation)This is actually a derivation of Uro’s original technique where Yuta attacks the sky directly, not the user, and breaks it like a thin layer of ice, attacking the opponent with that effect.
Technique ExtinguishmentAngelThis is an exceptionally powerful technique that allows Yuta to completely nullify the effects of another technique. He is also able to use Maximum Output: Jacob’s Ladder. It is unknown how he obtained it.
G WarstaffCharles BernardBy spilling the blood of his target, Yuta is able to see the future and the target’s movements; how far into the future depends on the quantity of blood spilled. It is unknown how he obtained this technique.
ShrineSukunaYuta used Sukuna’s technique to replicate his deadly slices, using Cleave on Sukuna himself.

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There are some known limitations to Copy and some major question marks

Now, based on what we have said above, you might think that Yuta is overpowered, but like every technique in the series, Copy also has its limitations. Aside from not being able to use every technique like its original owner (either in terms of power or duration), Yuta cannot copy those techniques that require a special ability to be used; the best example of this is Gojo’s Limitless, which Yuta seemingly cannot copy because it also requires the Six Eyes, something that Yuta doesn’t have. There are known limitations of Copy.

But, aside from these known limitations, there are still many question marks related to Copy. We don’t know how the technique works exactly, as the conditions for copying a technique have not been specified. On top of that, we don’t know whether Yuta inherited this from the original Rika and whether Copy is a remnant of her powers, or whether the current Rika has something to do with Copy; it has been implied that the second Rika is somehow connected to Copy, but we don’t know how.

Be that as it may, Copy is definitely one of the strongest techniques in the series and that is why we have composed this article for you to enjoy and to understand everything you need in relation to this technique. Have something to add? Let us know in the comments below!

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