Jujutsu Kaisen: Here’s What Happened to Yuji after Sukuna Left His Body! (& How Strong He Is!)

Jujutsu Kaisen: Here’s What Happened to Yuji after Sukuna Left His Body! (& How Strong He Is!)
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Another day, another article about the relationship between Sukuna and Yuji Itadori. Sukuna is the main antagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen, whereas Yuji Itadori is the main protagonist. The two of them have been together since the beginning of the story and have been separated at one point, when Sukuna left Itadori’s body and went to Megumi’s, taking over Yuji’s friend. In this article, we will tell you what happened to Itadori after Sukuna left and how strong he is currently in the series, ahead of his clash against Sukuna in Chapter 239 of the manga.

  • Article Breakdown:
  • To save his friends, Yuji Itadori swallowed one of Sukuna’s fingers at the beginning of the story and thus became tied to Sukuna, who fought to take over his body but failed.
  • Seeing how he could not take over Itadori, Sukuna took over Megumi’s body and managed to break the young sorcerer so he could turn him into a proper “vessel.”
  • Despite not having Sukuna, Yuji managed to continue fighting because his latent energy has been activated since he is now in charge of his skills and abilities.

Sukuna left Yuji because Megumi was a better “vessel”

It all started at the beginning of the story. Itadori ate one of Sukuna’s fingers to save his friends from a curse. Yuji and Sukuna have become tied to one another since that happened, and that was one of the main premises of the story. Even though he had only initially consumed one of Sukuna’s 20 fingers, this was enough to awaken the powerful cursed spirit, who immediately assumed control of Yuji’s body and believed he had been reborn. However, shortly thereafter, Yuji began to contend with him. Before long, he regained control of his own body, surprising not only Sukuna but also Gojo and Megumi, who were also present.

Since then, a conflict between Yuji and Sukuna has been raging over the boy’s body ownership. Despite killing Yuji once during the course of the series (he eventually came back to life, of course), Sukuna could never totally control his body. In fact, Itadori became stronger and later even consumed more of Sukuna’s fingers, but that did not change the curse’s situation.

This is due to Yuji’s transformation into a “cage” rather than a “vessel”; this indicates that he was simply too powerful for Sukuna to take over; thus, instead of enabling him to become free, he actually imprisoned Sukuna inside himself. Sukuna continually searched for a means of eluding Itadori because of this.

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He did this by targeting Megumi; he found Megumi interesting because of his powers and believed that, due to his dark past, he could break him easily and then control him, which he was never able to do with Itadori. So, how did this happen?

Due to Kenjaku’s machinations, Megumi’s half-sister, Tsumiki, became the vessel for Yorozu, another powerful curse that was also in love with Sukuna. Still, the two of them ended up fighting, and it became obvious that Sukuna would kill Yorozu just so he could break Megumi, as killing Yorozu also meant that he would kill Tsumiki.

Megumi couldn’t intervene quickly, so Sukuna snatched him up and gave him the finger. Sukuna’s consciousness was once again absorbed into Megumi, and his terrible objective was accomplished, just as it had been when Itadori ate his finger. Megumi’s spirit was damaged as a result of the catastrophes that befell him, including the murder of his sister when Sukuna killed Yorozu; earlier, he was strong enough to serve as a “cage” for Sukuna. Thus, the cursed spirit had to take care of his spirit first. Sukuna used this to turn Megumi into a suitable “vessel,” and that’s the whole story. This is how Sukuna took over Megumi and how Itadori lost him. But Yuji did not lose his powers.

Does Yuji still have cursed energy after losing Sukuna?

And this is where the main topic of this article kicks in. Namely, we had to give you the introduction so you can understand what happened here, why it was even an issue that Sukuna left Itadori’s body, and now you know.

Namely, Yuji would probably never have activated his abilities had he not swallowed Sukuna’s finger. Sukuna, thus, helped “create” Yuji, as being exposed to such a powerful entity helped Itadori activate his own latent skills. He did not know what to do with them, but after training with Gojo, he could use his skills and abilities all by himself.

Now, everyone thought that it was because Sukuna was still there. Yuji fought him off, and he used his powers to become a better fighter. This is why people feared Yuji would lose his powers if Sukuna left, but that did not happen. Why?

Well, the explanation is not the clearest one out there, but it makes sense. Shoko Ieiri explained that Itadori became like a Cursed Object bathing in Sukuna’s power, which, of course, increased his potential. Being exposed to Sukuna’s powerful energy, Yuji became stronger himself, and that is the explanation that Akutami provided us with, and it does make sense. We cannot deny that.

On top of that, Yuji himself confirmed that it was all him all of the time. Namely, when he was asked how he planned on continuing to fight without Sukuna, Yuji simply replied that Sukuna never helped him in the past and that it was all him, all of the time, thus confirming that he never actually needed Sukuna to use his powers; he only helped activate them.

Is Yuji now weaker?

Based on what we’ve said above, it makes sense that you’d be wondering whether Yuji is now weaker… as Sukuna left him. Sadly, we don’t know the exact answer to this question, as Akutami hasn’t confirmed it or denied it in the manga. Yuji is about to fight Sukuna in Chapter 239, so it seems that we’ll be getting an answer to this question soon.

Until then, we can only speculate that Yuji probably won’t be much weaker, and that theory is based on the fact that Yuji himself confirmed that Sukuna never helped him during his fights, so there’s no reason to think that Yuji would be weaker now that he does not have the help he never even had.

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Will Yuji get Sukuna back?

As for the final question, we don’t think this is a likely outcome. Sukuna has become far too dangerous and powerful to be simply returned to Yuji, so this doesn’t seem probable. If Sukuna does meet his end, he will probably be killed and not returned to Yuji, as that wouldn’t really make much sense in the long run. But, seeing what Akutami is doing with the story, this wouldn’t really shock us that much.

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