Kenjaku’s death leaves Sukuna responsible for his merger plan, making the situation worse for the heroes and humanity. Kenjaku needs Sukuna to carry out his plans and sees him as an essential safety guarantee. Kenjaku’s death ensures his ultimate success: killing Kenjaku first allows him to rely on Sukuna as a backup plan, leaving the heroes facing an invincible curse.
Warning: This article contains SPOILERS for Jujutsu Kaisen #248 As it turns out, the death of Jujutsu Kaisenthe big villain mastermind of, Kenjaku, was not the benefit the heroes expected. Kenjaku’s death left Sukuna responsible for carrying out his main plan, uniting the people of Japan with Tengen, but the Cursed King proved impossible to defeat. As a result, the heroes and humanity fall into the worst possible situation.
Kenjaku cần Sukuna to carry out your plan. While Kenjaku is an elite wizard with hundreds of years of experience, he understands that he does not possess enough power to defeat all the enemies that will attack him. So having someone like Sukuna around provides great protection.
Fans were shocked when Yuta Okkotsu’s surprise attack decapitated Kenjaku, after Kenjaku was distracted in the silliest fight ever seen in the series, thanks to Takaba’s reality-warping powers. However, what seemed like an incredible step forward by the heroes turned their already dire situation for the worse.
Killing Kenjaku before Sukuna turned out to be a big mistake
As Kusakabe said in chapter #248 of Jujutsu Kaisen, killing Kenjaku is actually more important than taking down Sukuna. While Sukuna is the embodiment of evil, his desires mirror the traditional Jujutsu Kaisen curse. It focuses on personal power, chaos, and the thrill of destruction. On the other hand, Kenjaku has a stubborn sense of committing large-scale acts of terrorism just out of curiosity and causing a threat to the entire world. In the worst case scenario, Japan would have to live with the “wild monster” Sukuna in its territory, but he is a villain that jujutsu sorcerers have been fighting forever and have defeated. before.
After Gojo’s death, his disciples abandoned his sole focus on Sukuna. In a radical departure from the first phase of the battle, they adopted a plan to attack all threats at once. While the focus remained on Sukuna, they also targeted Kenjaku by sending Yuta Okkotsu and Takaba against him. The combination of Takaba’s distraction and Kenjaku’s underestimation of Yuta leads to his death. However, as he was about to die, Kenjaku cryptically suggested that he had a “backup plan.” At the time, everyone believed that his plan involved resurrecting himself in some way. It turns out, instead, Sukuna has always been Kenjaku’s insurance.
Killing Kenjaku first can ensure his ultimate success
While the jujutsu sorcerers were able to eliminate what they thought was a greater threat, this led them to a worst-case scenario. Now, not only do they have to deal with the undefeated Sukuna, but they must do so with the knowledge that not only their lives but that of the entire country are at stake. Ultimately, Gojo’s plan to take out Sukuna first was correct, as it would deprive Kenjaku of his backup safety. Now, the heroes of Jujutsu Kaisen will have to find a way to defeat the curse and the most powerful witch of all time, while carrying the burden of knowing that Sukuna is determined to carry out the twisted plan of the psychopath Kenjaku.
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