Despite Gege Akutami’s Hatred for Him, Gojo Satoru is the Most Fleshed Out Jujutsu Kaisen Character

Gojo Satoru is not just a powerful character with no depth, he is kind, empathetic, and flawed; despite the mangaka believing the opposite

Despite Gege Akutami’s Hatred for Him, Gojo Satoru is the Most Fleshed Out Jujutsu Kaisen Character

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  • Gojo Satoru was introduced, or he introduced himself, as the strongest character in Jujutsu Kaisen
  • He has amassed such a huge fandom that many often think of him as the lead character
  • Despite Gege Akutami's hatred for him, they wrote Gojo as one of the most fleshed out character
  • In the flashback, the fans were even shown how imperfect he is despite the common belief
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Jujutsu Kaisen has often seen characters getting introduced and never returning. Some might be mentioned time and again, others might not. There are characters of all kinds that appear in the manga and the anime, but none have ever impacted the world in the way Gojo Satoru has. Out of the characters that are recurring in the series, there are many that stand as the main cast of Jujutsu Kaisen.

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Satoru Gojo in Jujutsu Kaisen
Satoru Gojo

From Itadori to Fushiguro, Kugisaki, and Maki; there are characters who have all had their time to shine. However, it is Gojo that has always turned heads. So much so that some even forgot that he wasn’t the protagonist of the series. That just shows how unbiased Gege Akutami is when writing his character considering how much they hate his character.

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Gojo Satoru’s Writing is by Far the Best in Jujutsu Kaisen

Gojo Satoru is not the main character. This fact has been made more than obvious now that he has died. Ever since he was first introduced, he has stood as the strongest Jujutsu sorcerer. Making him a teacher, he was shown in a position of power from the very beginning. However, he was shown to be kind and empathetic. He understood his students and took care of them. Although the students saw him as a menace, they respected him and they cared for him. He was there for them no matter what.

Young Gojo Satoru from Jujutsu Kaisen
Young Gojo Satoru from Jujutsu Kaisen

His methods of teaching were unique and much liked by the students as well. He was seen as an all-powerful man with a big ego and some pride alongside it. That is, however, natural for someone who grew up knowing just how special and important he is. From the moment of his birth to his last breath, Gojo Satoru was seen as the Six Eyes who is undefeatable. He was seen, for a long time, as only that.

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Jujutsu Kaisen Humanized Gojo Satoru

When Gege Akutami made Gojo Satoru, their intention was to make a man so powerful and even so, the personification of strength. In all of that, the mangaka gave him a personality he was not so fond of. The narrative style of Jujutsu Kaisen often finds itself split between fans. Some like it, others do not. Most of them enjoy the way it is written. Gojo’s character in particular is shown in an unbiased light, allowing him to shine, his power to engulf the audience, creating a fanbase so strong, that many would have never expected it.

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Satoru Gojo in Jujutsu Kaisen

Every move Gojo makes has a consequence, everything he says has an impact. He is not powerful in every aspect and this is a consistency remaining throughout the manga and anime. One of the ways the character is humanized is that fans can see him outside of being just someone who is undefeated. Fans see his flaws, they see his pain and they see how he learns. Gojo Satoru is not immune to human emotions just because no one can touch him.

Character development is seen throughout the story. Without fail it has been expanded upon and further explained from his introduction to the moment he says goodbye to everyone. All those around him suffer but he is not an exception to this suffering either.

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The Flashback Arc Shows Gojo Satoru is Not Perfect

The Premature Death/ Hidden Inventory arc starts off as a story looking over Gojo Satoru’s past. Although he is not the main character, he is the focus of this story. It shows the audience that he is far from perfect. It gives them an idea that even the strongest can fall and have weaknesses. Starting with the journey of learning all the things about his power to mastering them beyond comparing. From saying ‘we are the strongest,’ Geto Suguru accepts that it is only he who is the strongest.

Gojo sealed in Prison Realm
Gojo sealed in Prison Realm

The story is not about how he became the strongest, but what forced him to take the burden of protecting everyone. Amanai Riko’s death, his best friend, Geto Suguru’s departure, and the need to protect everyone who cannot protect themself, are burdens he takes on himself. His experiences and his failures taught him what he is now. His hardships encourage him to make others’ lives happier and easier.

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Gege Akutami takes their time in expanding Gojo’s story. The mangaka ensures that this fan-favorite character does not find himself in the ditch because of the lack of a backstory. It is one factor over another that makes Gojo Satoru the most fleshed-out character in Jujutsu Kaisen.

Adya Godboley

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An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley went from being a Senior Writer to an Assistant Anime Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has written over 1400 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment, from superheroes to anime and the occasional gacha games.