How did Sukuna capture Megumi in Jujutsu Kaisen?
since the beginning Jujutsu KisenWe’ve seen how much Yūji Itadori resists being possessed by Ryōmen Sukuna, otherwise known as the King of Curses. Even though he ate one of Sukuna’s fingers and was supposed to be taken over by the evil cursed spirit, Yuji retained control of his body but occasionally allowed Sukuna to take over, especially in difficult situations. However, Sukuna is one of the most important characters in the series Jujutsu Kisen franchise. He is one of the main antagonists of the series, and also one of the strongest characters in it. In this article, we will tell you about one aspect of Ryōmen Sukuna’s story, which is his abnormal obsession with Megumi Fushigoro, one of the protagonists of the stories. In this article, you will discover all the details surrounding Sukuna’s rape of Megumi’s body.
During the Culling Game, Sukuna activated his own pledge with Itadori, who was still in his body, allowing him to have complete control of his body without being able to hurt anyone for a full minute. He fights off his opponents, but then gambles and tears off one of Itadori’s fingers, thus proving that Itadori did not take himself into account when he limited Sukuna’s actions. He then proceeds to fight Megumi and force-feed him with his finger, thus effectively transferring his consciousness within the young student.
The rest of this article will focus on two things. One aspect concerns the events we talked about in our recap that took place during Culling, while the other relates to the relationship between Megumi Fushigoro and Sukuna, where it is very important to understand why Sukuna is so obsessed with the young magician. The article will contain a lot of spoilers, so we have to warn you about that before you start reading.
Sukuna had an unhealthy obsession with Megumi from the start
When Yūji Itadori ate Sukuna’s finger in the beginning Jujutsu Kisen A plot, despite Megumi’s best efforts to convince him otherwise, we witnessed he would sacrifice anything for the sake of others. He was able to defeat the cursed spirit that assaulted his classmates by consuming Sukuna’s finger to accumulate the cursed energy. However, Yuji showed exceptional tolerance for the King of Curses as he was still in complete control of his body and avoided being possessed by Sukuna’s spirit.
Of course, the fact that Sukuna is the most powerful cursed spirit and a particularly deadly entity that could endanger the entire world if he were to be revived was the exact reason why they needed to make sure that Yūji wouldn’t go get her. But when he was forced to transfer to the Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College so that Jujutsu witches could keep an eye on him, Yūji’s tolerance of Sukuna’s possession allowed him to become the King of Curses vessel and a valued member of the student body there.
But on a mission, Yūji is forced to give Sukuna control of his body so they can defeat a particularly powerful cursed spirit. Yuji was prevented from regaining control of his body by Sukuna because Megumi had to face the King of Curses. Sukuna easily overpowers Megumi, who uses his Ten Shadows technique to summon shikigami to fight, despite the fact that he is still far from his full potential.
But instead of killing Megumi, Sukuna allows Yuji to take over his body again. For that matter, Sukuna did not kill Megumi when he had the chance to do so. Why do you wonder?
Well, after seeing Megumi’s fighting style, Sukuna becomes interested in him. Fans theorized as to why, but there was no documented explanation as to why Sukuna engaged to Megumi. It is also possible that his infatuation with Megumi stemmed from the fact that she possessed a powerful and unusual talent known as the Ten Shadows Technique.
The Ten Shadows Technique is a power passed down in the Zen’in family but is incredibly rare. In fact, Megumi is the only one confirmed to have this power out of all the members of the Zen’in family. Megumi can summon his shikigami to aid him in battle thanks to this ability. Shikigami are spirits that possess a physical form, as Megumi may summon them at any time and employ them in any conflict. He has the power to summon ten of these spirits to fight at his side. Of course, Megumi was still honing his control over the spirits he summoned and had not yet mastered this skill when Sukuna first fought him.
We all know that even though Yūji ate more than a few of Sukuna’s fingers, Sukuna still fought to take over Yūji’s body. This indicates that Sukuna is unable to completely take over Yūji’s body and will never resurrect if Yuji has the power to fend off his attempts to take over his body.
Given that Sukuna will never be able to come back to life, even if Yūji eats all of his fingers, he needs a new body that he can easily take over. This is where Megumi and the Ten Shadows Technique come into play.
Given that the shikigami are not really as strong as Yūji in terms of their mental fortitude, it is possible that if Sukuna could transfer his power to them, it would be easier for him to take over the body of a shikigami. It suggests that Sukuna may be attracted to Megumi because he wants to advance his mastery of the Ten Shadows technique to the point where he can easily summon and create a body for himself.
This is proven true later in the story. Namely, Sukuna realized that Itadori’s mental flexibility was already too much for him and that he would not be able to take on his full form permanently while inside his body. On the other hand, Megumi was strong, but not as stable as Itadori mentally due to Itadori being a more relaxed person, while Megumi had a dark, complex personality and often doubted himself, thus he was the perfect prey for a dangerous curse. Which is exactly why Sukuna targeted Megumi, seeing in him a way out for himself, as well as a powerful vessel that would make him stronger than he already is, so naturally he would be obsessed with him from the start.
He took a risk – and it paid off
Now, fast forward to the Culling Game Arc, we finally find out what happened between Sukuna and Megumi on this side. An important fact to know beforehand is that Sukuna and Itadore made a binding vow that would allow Sukuna to take full control of Itadori’s body without being able to harm anyone for an entire minute under certain conditions. We won’t describe the entire arc here, just those important moments that relate to the moment when Sukuna actually takes over Megumi’s body, which was one of the most shocking moments in the series.
During a game of Culling, Itadori and Megumi sought out Hana Kurusu, whose unique power was supposedly able to free their teacher, Satoru Gojō, from the Prison Realm. As Hana accepts, her symbiote partner, Angel, tells them that they will only do so after Sukuna is defeated, which the two accept. They then proceed with their plan and recruit Megumi’s sister, Tsumiki Fushiguro, who will become the reincarnation of the powerful magician Yorozu, which shocks even Megumi. As Yorozu proceeds to fight Sukuna, the latter activates his own plan and, while taking risks, is ultimately successful. so what happened?
Remember the vise section we mentioned above? Well, as Yorozu was about to battle the powerful Cursed Spirit, he activated the aforementioned Binding Pledge and took over Itadori’s body. While limited in what he can do, according to the terms of the covenant, Sukuna decides to take a risk and gamble, ripping off one of Itadori’s fingers. As it turns out, the adventure paid off because Itadori never included himself on the list of people Sukuna couldn’t harm, which is in keeping with Itadori’s personality, but it proves to be a pretty silly mistake as it enables Sukuna to come up with an infernal plan.
Megumi, of course, wanted to intervene, but there was no time, as Sukuna quickly grabbed him and forcibly fed him his finger. And just as his consciousness transferred into Itadori when the latter consumed his finger, Sukuna’s consciousness transferred again, this time inside Megumi and his hellish plan succeeded. As Sukuna embarks on his own plans, the heroes manage to free Gojō, with the latter now preparing to battle Sukuna in what promises to be the series’ most epic encounter.