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The explanation for Sukuna’s affection for Megumi in Jujutsu Kaisen

One of the most perplexing enigmas in Jujutsu Kaisen is why Sukuna appears so deeply engrossed in Megumi Fushiguro. From the moment Sukuna initially laid eyes on Megumi, it seemed he harbored some sort of malevolent scheme centering around him.
As it turns out, Sukuna’s fascination with Megumi originates from the latter’s exceptional Ten Shadows Technique, a method that can rival the Limitless technique of the Gojo clan. The anime and manga have subtly hinted that Sukuna desires for Megumi to master this technique and act as his new vessel.
While Yuji Itadori is Sukuna’s vessel, he serves more as a prison than a vessel, leaving Sukuna feeling restricted as he can’t gain full control over Yuji’s body for some reason!
If you are a fan who only watches the anime and has not read the manga, you must be eager to know exactly what Sukuna intends to do with Megumi Fushiguro. In this article, we will explore why Sukuna favors Megumi, what his intentions are, and whether he achieves all his objectives or not! So beware, as we are now entering into the SPOILERS territory!
Geke Akutami recently disclosed why Sukuna is intrigued by Megumi, as he compelled Megumi to consume one of his fingers and switched vessels. He is no longer within Yuji’s body but now inhabits Megumi’s body! With Sukuna now controlling Megumi, the circumstances are more dire than ever. Join us as we delve into Sukuna’s scheming for Megumi, why Yuji is too constraining for him, and what we think might occur in the future.

By possessing Megumi, Sukuna has finally achieved his purpose, as seen in chapter 212 of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga. It turns out that he had planned to do this ever since he made the Binding Vow with Yuji earlier in the series.
Sukuna’s inquisitiveness towards Megumi became apparent during their first encounter in the Cursed Womb arc. Even when Sukuna wasn’t fully engaged in the confrontation, he noticed Megumi’s power suppression and was fascinated by his Ten Shadows cursed technique.
Later, a conversation between Satoru Gojo and Megumi Fushiguro shed light on his latent abilities. Gojo mentioned that a Ten Shadows technique user and a Limitless technique user clashed in the past, suggesting that Megumi is capable of reaching the same level of power as Gojo himself. This revelation informed Megumi of his true potential, which he had been unaware of, though he was not yet convinced that he could surpass Satoru Gojo.

Fans can always tell that Sukuna’s interest in Megumi seems to be fixated on his technique rather than Megumi as an individual. In the Cursed Womb: Death Paintings arc, Megumi’s battle with the Cursed Womb showcased his growth and deployment of his domain for the first time.
Sukuna was pleased with Megumi’s progress, and during Mahoraga’s exorcism ritual, he recognized that the only way to defeat Mahoraga, a powerful Shikigami created by the Ten Shadows technique, was to utilize his Domain Expansion.

Finally, in chapter 212 of the manga, Sukuna used the Binding Vow he made at the beginning of the series with Yuji Itadori to take over Megumi’s body. If you recall, this particular Binding Vow enables Sukuna to take over Yuji’s body for one minute whenever he says a “keyword.”
He also made it a condition that he wouldn’t kill anyone during this time only if Yuji forgot about the vow after it was made!
During this one minute, Sukuna gathered all his consciousness, soul, and power into Yuji’s little finger, which he then forcibly fed to Megumi. This allowed Sukuna to take control of Megumi’s body and finally be free of Yuji.
Why is Sukuna Intrigued by Megumi?
We may not know what Sukuna plans to do now that he’s in possession of Megumi, but it’s quite possible that he wanted to be in control of Megumi’s Ten Shadows technique in order to eliminate Satoru Gojo, the strongest sorcerer in the world right now. Another prevalent theory suggests that Sukuna wants to create an extremely powerful Shikigami through the technique, which he can then transfer his soul into.

Sukuna’s journey has been quite the roller-coaster since Yuji Itadori first consumed his finger. Initially, he was elated to finally be alive again in a bodily form, but little did he expect that Yuji’s self-discipline would be so formidable.
Even after reincarnating inside Yuji’s body, Sukuna faced an ongoing threat – the possibility of Yuji consuming all of his fingers and having Satoru Gojo potentially put an end to him once and for all. To avoid this, Sukuna utilized Megumi Fushiguro in his revival process.

Megumi’s Ten Shadows technique is a signature technique of the Zenin Clan. This allows him to manifest up to 10 Shikigami, each creature with unique abilities. When one Shikigami is destroyed, its cursed energy is transferred to the surviving ones, making them even stronger.
The theory is that Sukuna wants to form a contract with Megumi and become his new Shikigami. By destroying the other Shikigami, Sukuna could potentially gain a complete body. This body would be even more powerful, having absorbed the cursed energy from the other Shikigami, too.

But based on the current events in the manga, it’s pretty evident that Satoru Gojo would have destroyed Sukuna if he hadn’t been in possession of Megumi’s body. The only reason Gojo and Sukuna can fight on an equal footing is because of Sukuna’s immense mastery over the Ten Shadows technique that allows him to counter Gojo’s highly unpredictable yet impressive battle prowess!
But we still have to see who comes out on top as the battle between Ryomen Sukuna, the King of Curses, and Satoru Gojo, the strongest sorcerer today, is still ongoing, with no clear winner in sight!
Yuji Is a “Prison” Instead of a “Vessel”
One of the very first things we learn in Jujutsu Kaisen is that if Yuji consumes all 20 of Sukuna’s fingers, it’s highly likely that Sukuna will take complete control of his body.
Of course, the main cast of Jujutsu Kaisen wants to help him achieve this because the only way to end Sukuna is to have all his power concentrated within one vessel. If that vessel is destroyed, Sukuna will cease to exist for good.

Satoru Gojo has stated that the plan is to have Yuji consume all the fingers and then have Sukuna battle Gojo. While this would be a close fight, Gojo believes that he would still emerge victorious.
But we don’t know that for sure, and Sukuna doesn’t seem like the type of guy to undermine himself. Does he truly believe Gojo will thoroughly conquer him? That may have been the case, as Sukuna is not an imbecile; he’s a highly intelligent being.
Is that why he decided to forsake his vessel, Yuji Itadori, whose formidable will prevents Sukuna from seizing control of his body and switch to Megumi Fushiguro’s body?
It turns out that Yuji’s determination and conviction are strong enough to limit what Sukuna can and can’t do. Sukuna thinks Yuji might regain control long enough to cause irreversible damage.
Sukuna himself stated that Yuji is a prison, not a vessel, so it makes sense that he’d want to be rid of him and take control of Megumi in order to gain access to not only a proper vessel that he can fully control but also gain access to one of the most powerful cursed techniques in existence.
In conclusion, Sukuna’s fascination with Megumi Fushiguro in Jujutsu Kaisen stems from the latter’s potent Ten Shadows Technique.
With Sukuna now controlling Megumi’s body, the stakes have been raised, and the series is primed for intense showdowns between the characters. As it stands now, the fate of Sukuna, Yuji, and Megumi remains uncertain. With Sukuna being the wildcard that he is, we can only speculate about how our main cast can possibly turn the tides in their favor.

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