Despite Being Under Gojo’s Mentorship, is Yuta Okkotsu a Major Villain for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 3?

Yuta Okkotsu is Not A Villain in 'Jujutsu Kaisen' Season 3.

Despite Being Under Gojo’s Mentorship, is Yuta Okkotsu a Major Villain for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 3?

SUMMARY

  • The season that featured the Shibuya Incident arc of Jujutsu Kaisen officially ends on episode 23.
  • Furthermore, 'Jujutsu Kaisen 0''s protagonist, Yuta Okkotsu, was also introduced in the last episode of the season.
  • His introduction indicated that he might have a negative role in season 3 by promising to kill Yuji Itadori himself.
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Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, Episode 23 marks the official conclusion of the season that included the Shibuya Incident arc. Fans saw the deaths of many characters during the chaotic Shibuya Incident arc. However, the most recent episode was different from every other episode in some ways. 

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Most of the action was dialogue and discussion between the characters; there was not much fighting. In addition, Yuta Okkotsu, the main character of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, was introduced. His vow to personally kill Yuji Itadori indicated that he may play an antagonistic role in season 3. He even agreed to make a binding vow to show his dedication towards killing Yuji Itadori.

Yuta Okkotsu's Return
Yuta Okkotsu’s Return

He claims that it doesn’t matter whether he is Gojo Satoru’s student or not, he was the reason Toge Inumaki lost one of his arms and he wants to kill Yuji Itadori himself. However, does he act as a villain for the next season, or is it all a ruse?

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Yuta Okkotsu’s Claim To Kill Yuji Itadori

As shown in Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Yuta Okkotsu was once a special-grade cursed human who was haunted by Rika Orimoto, a friend from his late childhood. Following the Night Parade of a Hundred Demons, Gojo dispatched Yuta to train under Miguel in Africa. Following the events of the Shibuya Incident arc, which destabilized both the sorcerer and human worlds, he returns to Japan.

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Yuta Okkotsu in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2
Yuta Okkotsu in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2

With the quickness of a knight in shining armor, Yuta breaks into the scene and uses his sword to save a girl from a Curse. Later, Yuta meets with Jujutsu High’s officials and assures them that he will be the one to kill Yuji Itadori because it was due to him that one of his allies, Toge Inumaki, lost his arm.

To make his claim sound more confirming he also agrees to make a binding vow with the higher-ups to clear any doubts they had against him. However, Yuta does not want to kill Yuji Itadori, in reality, he wants to save Yuji because both of them are Gojo Satoru’s students.

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Yuta Okkotsu Really Wants to Save Yuji Itadori

The suspension of Yuji’s execution was lifted following the events of the Shibuya Incident arc, coinciding with the announcement of Gojo’s sealing. This implied that the leaders of the Jujutsu world would not rest until they killed Yuji Itadori to eliminate Ryomen Sukuna.

Yuta Okkotsu and Yuji Itadori
Yuta Okkotsu and Yuji Itadori

Consequently, Yuta decided to carry out Yuji’s execution to save his life. In the manga, Yuta fights Yuji during his Extermination arc. Despite his best efforts, Yuji is unable to defeat a sorcerer of a higher rank than him. To fulfill the conditions of the Binding Vow, Yuta briefly kills Yuji. 

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Then, just a moment after his heart stops, he uses the Reverse Cursed Technique to heal Yuji. Thus, Yuta was able to carry out his Binding Vow, serve Yuji’s death sentence, and most importantly assist him in feigning his death by taking on the role of his executioner.

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