Ryomen Sukuna: 15 Things About the Wicked King of Curses

The mysterious Ryomen Sukuna is one of Jujutsu Kaisen‘s main antagonists. It’s clear that Sukuna is a force to be reckoned with, but there are many things about this character that are still shrouded in secrecy. If you’re curious about Sukuna, read on to find answers to some of your most pressing questions. 

Who is Sukuna in Jujutsu Kaisen?

Who is Sukuna in Jujutsu Kaisen?

Ryomen Sukuna is a legendary evil being that lived more than 1,000 years ago. He resurfaced in modern-day Japan after a high school student, Yuji Itadori, ate one of his fingers. Now, Sukuna is a powerful cursed spirit that uses Yuji’s body as a vessel. 

Yuji and Sukuna share the same body, but for the most part, Yuji is able to keep Sukuna’s spirit contained. This means that Sukuna only has control over the body when Yuji agrees to switch. Even when his spirit is suppressed, he can still communicate with Yuji and see what’s happening around him. 

Sukuna’s incredible power is contained in his fingers, which are scattered across the globe. Every time Yuji eats one of Sukuna’s fingers, he becomes stronger. He wants to use Yuji’s body to find his fingers and hopes to take full control once his powers are fully restored. 

What is Sukuna’s Background and History?

What is Ryomen Sukuna's Background and History?

According to legend, Sukuna was an evil demon with four arms and two faces. In reality, he was a human sorcerer with incredible power. During his life, he used his abilities to wreak havoc on those around him, fighting and killing many other powerful sources. 

The character is inspired by a real mythological figure called Ryōmen-sukuna. This demonic figure was described as a giant with superhuman strength. Stories say that he killed thousands of people before he was eventually killed by a powerful warrior named Yamato Takeru

How Did Sukuna Die?

How did Sukuna Die?

Sukuna died more than 1,000 years ago, but the exact cause of his death is unclear. Some people believe that he was eventually killed by a group of sorcerers, while others think he died from natural causes. Fans have even theorized that he mummified himself!

Even in death, his power was too great to be destroyed. He left behind 20 indestructible fingers that contained remnants of his power. Since sorcerers weren’t able to destroy the fingers, they chose to seal away their power. These fingers are now cursed objects that can attract other curses.

What is Sukuna’s Personality Like?

What is Sukuna's Personality Like?

Sukuna is cruel, vicious, and self-centered, with no care for anyone but himself. He enjoys watching others suffer and will kill others for pleasure or sport. While he is often arrogant and dismissive of his enemies, he has shown respect for skilled and powerful opponents. 

Although Sukuna can be vindictive at times, he has also been shown to be patient and analytical. During fights, he bides his time so that he has the chance to see what his opponent is capable of. He can be very manipulative and is willing to use and harm others to achieve his goals. 

How Old is Sukuna?

How Old is Sukuna?

Sukuna was born more than 1,000 years ago, making him centuries old. With that said, after he was defeated in the past, he stayed dead for centuries. Currently, no one knows how old he was when he died. 

How Tall is Sukuna?

How Tall is Sukuna?

Since Sukuna no longer has his own body, he uses the body of Yuji Itadori, who is 5’8″ (172.7 cm) tall. While Yuji might look more intimidating when he is in control, he’s still the same height. Based on what we’ve seen in the past, it’s likely that his true form is much taller than Yuji is. 

What are Some Quotes from Sukuna?

What are Some Quotes from Sukuna?

“No matter what era it is, you Jujutsu sorcerers are a pain.”

“Throughout heaven and earth, he alone is the honored one.”

“When I make this kid’s body mine, you’ll be the first one I kill.”

What are Sukuna’s Abilities and Powers?

What are Sukuna's Abilities and Powers?

Sukuna has immense levels of cursed energy and an incredible amount of control over his powers. He’s capable of using curse techniques continuously without any strain and can easily adjust the intensity of his attacks. Since he lived in the distant past, he’s also familiar with many techniques that are long forgotten. 

While he usually relies on slashing attacks in battle, he has access to many other curse techniques. He can convert his cursed energy into arrows that he shoots at opponents. He also has powerful healing abilities. He can regrow limbs and can even revive people that are close to death. 

In addition to his cursed energy abilities, Sukuna is an expert at hand-to-hand combat and has overpowered many enemies with his physical strength alone. He has superhuman speed, strength, and reflexes and is virtually invulnerable. He is also an excellent strategist that can manipulate his opponents and predict their actions. 

Who Would Win, Gojo or Sukuna?

Who Would Win, Gojo or Sukuna?

Sukuna’s strength is legendary, but it’s possible that Satoru Gojo is even stronger. While Sukuna is the strongest curse, Gojo is believed to be the strongest Jujutsu sorcerer in the world. In fact, when Gojo was still a student, he was told that he was strong enough to defeat all of humanity by himself. 

Fans briefly got to see Gojo and Sukuna face off during Jujutsu Kaisen‘s Fearsome Womb Arc. To test Yuji’s control over his possessed body, Gojo asks him to switch to Sukuna for 10 seconds. During those 10 seconds, Gojo is able to successfully block all of Sukuna’s attacks. 

Although Gojo was able to handle Sukuna during that early battle, the King of the Curses has only gotten more powerful since then. Sukuna has now eaten 15 of his fingers and only needs to eat 5 more fingers to regain his full strength. It’s possible that Gojo will be able to beat Sukuna with 20 fingers, but he’s said that the fight will be very difficult. 

Who are Sukuna’s Allies and Enemies?

Who are Sukuna's Allies and Enemies?

Sukuna’s evil nature makes him the enemy of most of Jujutsu Kaisen‘s characters. Since he shares a body with Yuji Itadori, he’s been forced to work with him on many occasions and even revived Yuji after his death. With that said, he also resents Yuji and regularly mocks and taunts them. 

Jogo, a cursed spirit, tried to revive and recruit Sukuna. He fed Yuji 10 of Sukuna’s fingers and asked Sukuna to join him. He declined Jogo’s offer, but agreed to work with Jogo if he could defeat him in battle. Jogo was no match for Sukuna, but he acknowledged Jogo’s strength and told him that the fight was fun. 

Sukuna also has a special interest in Megumi Fushigoro and has even saved his life. It’s likely that he is intrigued by Megumi’s Ten Shadows technique, which allows him to summon up to 10 shikigami. Many fans believe that he plans to use this ability to get his own body. 

While he has few true allies, he appears to have a close relationship with a human monk named Uraume. Like him, Uraume is more than 1,000 years ago. Most things about Uraume are shrouded in mystery, but it’s clear that they are deeply loyal to Sukuna and are working to support him.

Why Can Yuji Control Sukuna?

Before Yuji ate Sukuna’s finger, he had no supernatural abilities. In spite of this, he’s able to restrain the powerful curse and keep control over his body even after the King of Curses possesses him. Many fans have wondered why a seemingly ordinary boy is able to overpower one of the strongest beings of all time. 

Why Can Yuji Control Sukuna?

The main reason that Yuji is able to initially suppress Sukuna is his incredible willpower. While he’s temporarily lost control a few times, he’s always managed to take his body back in the end. Yuji has also shown an impressive aptitude for cursed techniques, which suggests that he may have an innate connection to cursed energy. 

However, he and Yuji have also made a Binding Vow that allows Sukuna to control Yuji’s body for one minute whenever he says a certain keyword. While the vow forbids him from killing or harming anyone when he takes power, the cursed spirit does have a way to overpower Yuji. It’s hard to say what he is planning, but it looks like he’s currently biding his time. 

Did Sukuna Break His Binding Vow?

Did Sukuna Break His Binding Vow?

During the Shibuya Incident arc of Jujutsu Kaisen, Sukuna takes control of Yuji’s body and decimates a large portion of Shibuya. This destruction leads to deaths, disappearances, and the release of over 10 million cursed spirits. Although this might seem like a betrayal of Sukuna and Yuji’s Binding Vow, that’s not actual the case. 

On the night of the incident, Yuji falls unconscious. While he’s knocked out, Jogo force-feeds Yuji ten of Sukuna’s fingers. This surge of power temporarily awakens Sukuna, which allows him to take control of Yuji without having to say his keyword. Yuji is able to regain control, but by the time he wakes up, the damage has already been done. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sukuna a Human?

How strong is Sukuna?

Sukuna was once a human, but his evil nature and incredible powers convinced others that he must be a demon. After he died, he became a special-grade cursed spirit. While cursed spirit bodies are normally made up of cursed energy, he uses the human body of his host, Yuji Itadori. 

What Does Sukuna Do Inside Yuji?

How strong is Sukuna?

Sukuna occasionally gets to take control of Yuji’s body, but most of the time, his powers are restrained. According to the creator of Jujutsu Kaisen, Gege Akutami, he “spaces out” when Yuji is in control. After waiting for over 1,000 years to regain power, he has learned to be patient. 

Is Sukuna the Strongest Curse?

Do Sukuna's tattoos relate to his power?

Sukuna is considered to be the King of Curses and has been described as the most powerful curse of all time. During the Golden Age of Jujutsu, he was believed to be the strongest living sorcerer. Even though his power is limited in the present, he’s still a formidable foe that can easily defeat many special-grade curses.