The Lack of a Successor: Jujutsu Kaisen’s Hinted Plot Twist Regarding Gojo

From the very start of Jujutsu Kaisen, Satoru Gojo emphasized his goal of nurturing students who could one day surpass him in strength, intelligence, and skill. However, recent events in the manga suggest a different outcome.

While Gojo may not have been the perfect teacher, he served as a mentor, introducing his students to the world of Jujutsu sorcery and guiding them through its complexities.

But with Gojo’s death, a significant power vacuum has emerged, one that seems unlikely to be filled by anyone. Throughout the series, Gojo reiterated his intent to cultivate successors among his students, including Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro, Yuta Okkotsu, and Kinji Hakari.

Gojo Satoru (Credits: Gege Akutami)

During the intense Culling Game arc, it became clear that these students possessed remarkable potential. Yuta was hailed as the strongest sorcerer of the modern era, second only to Gojo himself. Hakari showcased a formidable ability with his Domain Expansion, granting him temporary invincibility.

Yuji, though still new to Jujutsu, displayed rapid growth by mastering advanced techniques in preparation for his showdown with Sukuna. And Megumi’s Ten Shadows Technique hinted at a potential rivaling Gojo’s own power.

Despite these promising signs, Gojo’s demise at the hands of Ryomen Sukuna dealt a severe blow.

The ensuing battle saw Sukuna overpowering most characters, including Megumi, who fell under his control, and Yuta, who was incapacitated by a deadly attack.

As the conflict unfolds, Yuji persists despite grave injuries, while Hakari engages in a fierce battle off-screen. However, it’s evident that none of Gojo’s students will have the opportunity to fulfill their potential in the wake of his death.

Some may argue that the mangaka, Gege Akutami, failed to adequately prepare Yuji or Yuta to step into Gojo’s shoes. As the struggle against Sukuna continues, the future of the Jujutsu world appears bleak, leaving fans to ponder what lies ahead.