It can be easy to miss major plot points in Jujutsu Kaisen 0, as there are a ton of storylines and narratives playing out all at once. One in particular that takes a back seat is Yuta’s origins, and how exactly he’s able to pull off the feats he does in the film’s conclusion. Granted, the story does try to answer this with a quick exposition dump from Gojo, but you wouldn’t be blamed for walking away from this moment and wondering: How are Yuta and Gojo related in Jujutsu Kaisen 0, and how do his powers work?
Are Yuta and Gojo Related in Jujutsu Kaisen 0?
As Gojo explains near the end of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Yuta is distantly related to his family of Jujutsu Sorcerers and thus shares their affinity for using rare Curses to their advantage. This is because they are both related to Sugawara Michizane, one of the founding members of the three great Jujutsu Sorcerer families and one of the three biggest Vengeful Spirits among curses.
Little is currently known about Sugawara, but it can be inferred that his affinity for curses and his resulting battles with manifested Curses and Curse Users resulted in his becoming a vengeful Spirit.
Likewise, his being a member of Yuta’s family tree explains why the young boy had latent Curse powers on par with Gojo’s. This is how he was able to turn Rika into such a powerful curse without even meaning to, and why he showed so many other abilities during his fight with Suguru Geto.
What Does Kiyota Ichiji Tell Gojo About Yuta?
This in turn explains what Kiyota Ichiji told Gojo earlier on in Jujutsu Kaisen 0. While Gojo was instructing Yuta and helping to ensure he learns to control his Curse powers, Ichiji looked into whether it was Rika who cursed Yuta or Yuta that cursed Rika.
To that end, he investigated both their family backgrounds and discovered that Yuta’s was far less clear than Rika’s. This led him to investigate further, and he eventually revealed to Gojo that Yuta was his distant relative.
It’s a minor point in the grand scheme of the film, but also one which bears a lot of importance to how Yuta learns about who he is. Likewise, it lays the groundwork for later arcs where the biggest Vengeful Spirits make appearances or are referenced in more detail, with Gojo and Yuta playing bigger roles in the story as a result.
Hopefully this cleared up how Yuta and Gojo are related in Jujutsu Kaisen 0. For more on the series, check out any of the related articles down below. We’ve also got plenty of other anime-related content, including lists of the best anime senseis and the best anime villains.
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