Jujutsu Kaisen: Here’s Why Geto Hates Humans & Calls Them Monkeys!

Jujutsu Kaisen: Here's Why Geto Hates Humans & Calls Them Monkeys!

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The Gojo’s Past Arc was a small and bittersweet insight into the personal history of Satoru Gojo, but, at the same time, it is a story that explains how Suguru Geto changed and how he became – slowly – the villain that we’ve seen in Jujutsu Kaisen 0. Suguru Getō is a character who is enormously important to the story of Jujutsu Kaisen; every fan of Jujutsu Kaisen knows that. A powerful Jujutsu Sorcerer and Gojo’s close friend, Suguru Getō was initially a moral compass for Gojo, whose reckless behavior he kept in line with his firm ideology, which was based on the idea that jujutsu sorcerers existed to protect non-sorcerers. But, witnessing how disgusting humans (non-sorcerers) can be and finding out the truth about curses, Suguru Geto changed and started calling them monkeys. In this article, we are going to explain why that happened and why Geto changed.

Suguru Geto initially liked humans and was protective of them, but when he saw how disgusting and vile they could be, he started hating them and calling them monkeys. Also, when he found out that non-sorcerers (humans) are actually the largest source of curses in the world, he started despising them even more and saw their extermination as the only way of securing a curse-free world without evil, which is why he became a villain.

The rest of the article will be dedicated solely to Suguru Geto and his story as it changed in Jujutsu Kaisen. You’ll find out how Suguru Geto changed throughout the story and which events ultimately culminated in him becoming a villain who started despising humans and calling them monkeys. Suguru Geto is a character with a great story, so the events surrounding his change are certainly interesting to fans. Beware, this article will be full of spoilers, though, so be careful how you approach the text if you’re not fully up-to-date.

Suguru Geto started calling humans “monkeys” after he realized how disgusting people were and he hatred was so strong that it drove him mad

Now, fans of Jujutsu Kaisen will remember Geto from the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie, where he was the main villain. He wanted to get Yuta’s curse, Rika, and use it to create his world of sorcerers but was eventually defeated by Yuta and killed by Gojo. We know that Kenjaku later possessed his body and that he appeared in the present timeline as Pseudo-Geto, but all of that doesn’t matter now.

Going back to Jujutsu Kaisen 0, we will remember that Geto’s ideology was based on creating a world without non-sorcerers (regular humans), as he repeatedly stated that he loathed them, calling them monkeys. And while that was the Geto we were acquainted with, it was not the same Geto that we’d seen in the Gojo’s Past Arc.

The Geto we saw then was calm, friendly, and extremely polite. He seemed to care for people a lot and understood the fine intricacies of human emotions, which he regularly applied in various situations. He also had a very strong moral compass and advocated a very firm moral philosophy, according to which jujutsu sorcerers were responsible for the protection of non-sorcerers because they were stronger.

Non-sorcerers had no means of protection; they were helpless against the curses, so the jujutsu sorcerers had to adhere to high moral standards and protect those people.

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Geto served as the group’s moral compass and was adamant that a jujutsu sorcerer could not kill without justification. For this reason, he prevented Gojo from killing the Time Vessel Association members who were cheering Riko’s death. Gojo was enraged and intended to kill them all since they were such vile people, but Geto dissuaded him by telling him that they had done nothing more than be morally repugnant, which was insufficient justification for taking action. Still, at that moment, something in Geto started to change, as he was not as sure as usual.

As time passed, Geto was less and less sure of his own ideology. Seeing how deplorable people could be, his firm moral convictions shook. He was equally heartbroken by Riko’s passing, but unlike Gojo, who saw that this required even greater commitment, Geto saw the worst in people in this series of events, and it began to transform him.

He began to undertake more missions alone over time, and at one point, the cycle of consuming curses and rescuing others from curses began to appear futile to him. With each consumed curse, the memories of the humans cheering Riko’s murder tormented him more and more, eventually altering him.

He began to despise people and regard them as beneath him. This was also the first time he referred to people as “monkeys,” which was an important moment in his story, as it showed that Geto slowly began transforming into the villain we would see in Jujutsu Kaisen 0. Ironically, Geto’s vision of a world free from curses did not alter; instead, he simply developed a hatred for people as a result of experiencing the worst that they had to give.

He later learned from Yuki that non-sorcerers are more susceptible to curses than sorcerers, and he turned her desire to find a solution to this problem into one involving the mass murder of all non-sorcerers, believing that if he killed the “monkeys,” the curses would stop happening. And that was another important step that happened, but it wasn’t the last one.

Namely, Yuki, while agreeing that it was a way to handle the issue, did not agree with genocide, as Geto wanted to do exactly that. She asked Geto if he hated humans, to which he replied that he did not know, as one part of him still firmly believed in his former ideals, while another, new side of him, hater them fiercely. Yuki then told him, before leaving, that he would, at one point, have to choose which side he would pick, which is what happened later in the story.

Namely, Geto was on a solo mission in a village where he exorcised a curse. But, even after he did it, two adult villagers led him to two helpless little girls, whom they had locked up, and tried to force him to kill them because he hated them. They kept on lying and insulting the girls, completely ignoring Geto’s replies that he did not sense anything in the girls and that he had already taken care of the curse, and at one point, Geto snapped. He decided to become a villain – he massacred the whole village, killed his parents later, and decided to create a world without curses and normal humans.

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At this point, his ideology changed completely, and people became “monkeys” permanently. It was a long and complex process for him, but at one point, his psyche was indeed destroyed to such a degree that there was no turning back. He became a murderer, a villain, and his hatred towards the “monkeys” became so powerful that he did not want to let them live anymore – he wanted to see them all die.

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