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Why Mahito Is One of Jujutsu Kaisen's Scariest Characters


Why Mahito Is One of Jujutsu Kaisen's Scariest Characters
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A special grade cursed spirit, Mahito is comical in his ways but is an extremely ruthless character. So, why is Mahito considered one of the scariest characters in Jujutsu Kaisen?

Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers from Jujutsu Kaisen manga and anime.

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Who Is Mahito?

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A key antagonist in Jujutsu Kaisen’s Shibuya Incident arc, Mahito is aligned with Pseudo-Geto and stands as an unregistered special-grade cursed spirit.

Additionally, Mahito is also the leader of a group comprising Jogo, Dagon, and Hanami.

Mahito looks like a human with a face adorned with patchwork and gray eyes.

He sports long grayish-blue hair extending beyond his neck, divided into three strands secured with ties.

In addition to his face, Mahito’s body has stitched creating the impression that he has been intricately sewn together.

How Mahito’s Sadistic Nature Makes Him One of Jujutsu Kaisen’s Scariest Characters

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Manifested out of sheer hatred and human suffering, Mahito is the true embodiment of perversion and bestiality.

He is a sadistic cursed spirit who takes pleasure in manipulating human emotions. Mahito is someone who thrives when he makes humans around him suffer.

What makes him deadlier is the fact that he advocates for the eradication of humans, asserting that cursed spirits should assume dominion in their stead.

In the Shibuya Incident arc, Mahito drowns Yuji Itadori into the horrifying depths of suffering and despair, after he kills Kento Nanami.

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And he doesn’t stop there, Mahito continues to play with Itadori’s emotions as he lures Nobara Kugisaki into a deadly trap.

He wants to see Itadori suffer, so Mahito decides to use his Idle Transfiguration technique to kill Kugisaki.

Following Mahito's ruthless actions in killing two beloved and fan-favorite characters in Jujutsu Kaisen, he has elicited widespread animosity from fans worldwide.

Mahito’s Brutal Cursed Techniques

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Remaining true to his essence, Mahito's innate techniques are equally terrifying.

His Idle Transfiguration Cursed Technique empowers him to manipulate souls, enabling him to distort his victims’ bodies.

He can also regenerate his injuries, transform his limbs into weapons, and undergo various transformations.

Moreover, he can generate a double capable of employing Idle Transfiguration on himself as shown during his fight against Kugisaki.

Other than Idle Transfiguration, Mahito also uses Soul Multiplicity and Body Repel against his enemies.

Using his cursed technique, Mahito can fuse two or more souls and this is called Soul Multiplicity.

He uses this technique along with Body Repel to overwhelm his opponent.

Mahito's Instant Spirit Body of Distorted Killing form Jujutsu Kaisen
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Mahito’s Instant Spirit Body of Distorted Killing allows him to unlock a far more powerful body.

In this state, Mahito undergoes a striking physical transformation, appearing more muscular and resembling Hanami.

His enhanced body is incredibly resilient, demonstrated by Itadori’s ineffective punches.

To use this form, Mahito has to tear off his human face. Additionally, he can revert voluntarily or when enduring significant damage.

In this powerful state, Mahito becomes an entirely different entity, showcasing newfound power compared to his pre-transformation form.

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