Curses in Jujutsu Kaisen are dangerous. They can prove to be mean and most heinous of creatures at times. They prey on the weak and aim at world domination. However, human-like creatures are not even close to one. They are curses or evil spirits that have been born out of the human world and take strength from malice and wrongdoing. The world of Jujutsu Kaisen is scarred with such humanoid demons, and Jujutsu sorcerers have been trying since time immemorial to exorcise them. Both curses and sorcerers alike have the ability to create an alternate reality where they are close to invincible, but one must be very skillful in the act. As the weaker and less intricate a domain, the greater chances of getting killed.
A bunch of Jujutsu sorcerers from Tokyo and Kyoto have joined forces to exorcise these creatures and set humanity free. However, the plot of JJK begins when Itadori Yuji swallows a Sukuna finger. As a result, his whole body has been turned into a half-curse and half-human. Ryomen Sukuna, the King of Curses, is one of the most formidable of enemies but could not quite take control of Yuji’s body. Itadori’s fate hangs in between as sorcerers are unable to kill him, and he can’t even walk free like a human as he is a potential threat. He must be fed all of the ten fingers in order to bring Sukuna back to life. Curses in the JJK world are always up to some malice, and here is our list for ten times when curses in Jujutsu Kaisen proved they are the worst.
10. Ryomen Sukuna kills half of Shibuya
After getting re-incarnated by Jogo, Sukuna instantly kills Mimiko and Nanako. He gets to know about the spirits’ plan to revive him completely. As Gojo has been held captive, the curses feel optimistic in this pursuit. Jogo pleads with Sukuna to make a permanent biding vow with Yuji so that he gains total control of his body. Sukuna challenges the fearsome Jogo to a duel and challenges him to land a single blow on him. Jogo takes up the offer, and the two have one of the greatest fights of the series. Jogo could not keep up with the King of Curses. His great speed and swift attacks surpassed all of Jogo’s fire-based abilities. Jogo is no match for Sukuna. In a final attempt, he unleashes his ultimate “Maximum: Meteor”.
Meanwhile, as Jujutsu sorcerers Kasukabe and Panda fend off, the curse users of Geto Sukuna appear in between, threatening that he would kill any human in the area that he sees moving. As a result, all of them turn immovable, and Jogo’s meteor starts falling from the sky into the ground destroying a major part of Shibuya.
9. Pseudo-Geto starts the culling games
After the Shibuya Arc, the manga readers were introduced to something new. Of course, it is more fun when our sorcerers are faced with new dangers and difficulties, and they emerge victorious in the end. Now, “The Culling Games” are about to begin, and Pseudo-Geto at given a hint about this in Chapter 136, which will be finally executed by Brain/Kenjaku. You might wonder what might be the worst thing about this.
Well, to put it simply is that humans and sorcerers will be put against each other, and one must be killed. This is a sort of the “survival of the fittest” concept that Kenjaku is going for. It will be quite dreadful to see the world of chaos that Kenjaku is planning to create where there will be chaos which even he cannot control. It definitely gets a mention in our list of Ten times when curses in Jujutsu Kaisen proved they are the worst.
8. Mahito kills Junpei after manipulating him
Mahito is one of the evilest characters out there. We all hate him very dearly and whatever he did to Junpei was unthinkable. Mahito takes Junpei under his wing after having his way with him. He gains Junpei’s trust. They would later use Junpei to make Itadori make a promise to Sukuna. Junpei was very excited to learn the Shikigami and felt completely confident. When in an encounter, Mahito killed Junpei after putting him through extreme pain. It was primarily done to fill Itadori with hatred. In turn, Itadori was forced to make a binding vow with Sukuna.
However, it turned out that Sukuna declined Yuji’s request and merely laughed at Itadori’s situation. Itadori went on his own to attack Mahito and focussed all of his hatred and strength towards him. It was this incident after which Mahito decided that Itadori was his true rival.
7. Ryomen Sukuna kills Nanako and Mimiko
As all the Jujutsu Kaisen fans know, Yuji is known for his powers to retain his control over his body while ingesting Sukuna’s (The King of Curses) finger. However, in chapter 112 of the manga, we see Yuji ingesting ten fingers at once, and this does have a dire consequence on everyone. As Yuji has taken so many fingers at once, it seems that Sukuna now has full control over Yuji’s body; and Yuji has become powerless. But how does this happen?
Nanako and Mimiko, the two girls rescued by Geto, feed Yuji Sukuna’s fingers to awaken the King of Curses and get his help in saving Geto from Kenjaku. However, things do not exactly go their way when Sukuna awakens. When they ask for his help, he kills them ruthlessly– all because of his arrogance and declares he won’t help someone just because they asked. This is by far one of the cruelest things done by Ryomen Sukuna that reminds us why curses in Jujutsu Kaisen are truly the worst.
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6. Pseudo Geto kills his own ally, Mahito
There is no denying the fact that right now, Pseudo Ghetto is the most powerful villain in Jujutsu Kaisen. The damage he has managed to create, and the more chaos he wants to bring to the world, is seriously going to take a toll on our beloved sorcerers. However, another traumatizing event that proves why curses in Jujutsu Kaisen are the worst is when he kills his own ally, Mahito.
Mahito has been fighting off marvelously until Yuji started to use his black flash simultaneously, ultimately putting him on the ground. Yuji swore that he would kill Mahito in any life he is reborn in, and that’s when Pseudo Geto arrives and saves Mahito. However, Mahito gets angry at this and tries to reveal Pseudo Geto’s plan. As soon as he hears this, he just absorbs Mahito using his Cursed Spirit Manipulation.
5. Mahito Kills Nanami
One of the most tragic of all was when Nanami died. The whole manga community had mourned the death of the most badass character in Jujutsu Kaisen. In the Shibuya Arc Incident, we find that all the sorcerers were giving more than their 100% against the very powerful Curse users. However, one of the major blows was when Nanami and Mahito were in a fight, and finally, he gets defeated by him. Nanami was already exhausted from fighting off all the curses, and then Mahito got hold of his body and got control over his soul. Soon enough, Nanami was on the ground, and Mahito finally killed him. This has to be one of the tragic incidents that prove why curses in Jujutsu Kaisen are the worst.
4. Jogo burns a cafe filled with innocent people down to ashes
Jogo, Hanami, and Dagon meet with Pseudo Geto at a restaurant discussing how they should entrap Gojo. All of the curses want to destroy humanity and thus, cannot do it while the Jujutsu sorcerers are on their mission to exorcise curses. They should get at least get Gojo off their backs. As Suguru suggests that they cannot kill Gojo right away, they must first capture him. They need a kind of concealment to entrap the might sorcerer. Jogo gets infuriated at this, and his hot head starts emitting heat and increasing the temperature in the restaurant. As Suguru asks him to calm down, Jogo blows up the whole restaurant. It is also revealed later on that he holds the power equivalent of eight Sukuna fingers.
3. Special grade curse that kills an entire detention center
By now, it is quite established that Sukuna is one of the most powerful of all curses. Hence, in the Cursed Womb Arc, when we first saw the finger bearers, we were quite afraid of how much Sukuna could create chaos with his own power. It was the first time perhaps when Yuji had used Sukuna without any restriction. Though Sukuna had defeated the Special grade finger bearers within moments, it was quite daunting to find out the amount of damage they did and managed to kill an entire detention center. As the Arc was in the very beginning, one is forced to think how many powerful villains and curses are yet to come in the story.
2. Pseudo-Geto and his army of curses using an entire city only to put Gojo in the prison realm
The prison realm is considered to be a special grade curse object that contains a number of inescapable pocket dimensions. It can seal almost anything inside of it. The prison realm was all of Pseudo-Geto’s plan. Thus, Pseudo-Geto convinces Mahito and an army of special grade cursed spirits to assemble. As other curses like Jogo, Hanami, and Choso keep Gojo busy, Ghetto opened the eye to the Prison Realm. But, while escaping Gojo’s attention is caught by Pseudo-Geto’s very first appearance since the real Suguru Geto’s death. Thus, the shocked Gojo is caught up in the prison realm. It is definitely shocking and deserves a position in our list of reasons why curses in Jujutsu Kaisen are simply the worst.
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1. Kenjaku using Noritoshi Kamo’s body to create the death paintings
Noritoshi Kamo is a sorcerer in the manga series that has been blamed for imprisoning a woman who further gave birth to a human-curse creature. However, it has been said in the past that Kenjaku had transplanted his brain into Noritoshi’s body. Now in the form of Noritoshi Kamo, he experimented with a woman’s body to give birth to nine hybrid creatures that came to be known as Death Paintings.
Kenjaku is the current antagonist of the series, and he has done quite a lot of awful things. However, using a woman to create hybrids still remains one of the most gruesome things in the series. Curses are definitely meant to be evil, having been born from the negatives of the human population. However, this spine-chilling event truly makes us realize how ruthlessly evil curses can be.