The return of Maki in the Jujutsu Kaisen manga has sparked intense discussions among fans regarding her newfound power after her brutal takedown of the Zenin clan. It’s a moment to appreciate Makis’s character. So let’s delve into identifying the characters she has surpassed, as well as those who still overshadow her.
Characters Maki Has Surpassed:
1. Toge Inumaki
Maki’s intimate familiarity with Toge’s Cursed Speech technique and her astute understanding of its weaknesses make her a formidable opponent. In a one-on-one battle, Maki’s skills and adaptability would likely grant her victory over Toge.
2. Aoi Todo
While Aoi Todo possesses immense power, Maki’s strength and prowess give her the upper hand in a head-to-head clash. Though the battle might be protracted, Maki’s ability to quickly grasp and counter Todo’s moves ensures her victory.
3. Yuji Itadori
Maki’s showdown against Yuji is a captivating matchup that demands careful analysis, especially considering Sukuna’s influence. However, in a duel with just Yuji, Maki’s superior combat skills and absence of a Cursed Technique give her the edge over him.
4. Megumi Fushiguro
In a battle against Megumi, the outcome depends on his ability to control Mahoraga, the tenth shinigami of the Ten Shadows Technique. Without Mahoraga’s influence, Maki’s tenacity and survival instincts would likely lead her to triumph within Megumi’s Chimera Shadow Garden Domain Expansion.
5. Naobito Zenin
Maki’s lethal confrontation with her father, Ogi Zenin, before his demise suggests that she surpasses even Naobito Zenin. Ogi acknowledged his inferiority to Naobito in every aspect except for his children, implying that Maki’s victory over her father positions her favorably against Naobito.
Characters Still Stronger than Maki:
1. Toji Zenin
Despite Maki being compared to the legendary Toji Zenin, it is premature to assert her superiority. Toji’s ability to challenge Satoru Gojo, along with the lack of concrete evidence showcasing Maki’s full potential, necessitates caution in proclaiming her as stronger than Toji.
2. Hajime Kashimo
Maki would find herself outmatched by Hajime Kashimo, as evidenced by his intense battle with Kinji Hakari. Being one of the strongest characters in the series, Kashimo’s superiority over Maki remains unshakable, especially considering the strength of ancient sorcerers participating in the culling game.
3. Kinji Hakari
Arguably the most potent active character in Jujutsu Kaisen, Kinji Hakari’s overwhelming power and his abilities within the Idle Death Gamble Domain Expansion and Jackpot make him a formidable force. Surpassing Hakari is an unrealistic expectation for Maki, given her lack of Cursed Energy and associated abilities.
4. Yuta Okkotsu
As a Special Grade sorcerer, Yuta stands among the most respected and powerful individuals in the jujutsu world. His ability to flawlessly copy and utilize the Cursed Techniques of others, coupled with his exceptional hand-to-hand combat skills, presents an insurmountable challenge for Maki.
5. Ryu Ishigori
Maki falls short when compared to Ryu Ishigori, one of the strongest sorcerers in the various Culling Game arcs. With the highest recorded Cursed Energy output in history and exceptional prowess in both hand-to-hand combat and Cursed Techniques, Ishigori remains in a league beyond Maki’s current demonstrated abilities.
As Maki’s return to Jujutsu Kaisen looms, fans eagerly anticipate her growth and further developments in her power. While she has proven herself against certain adversaries, there are formidable characters that she still has to overcome. As the story unfolds, we await thrilling battles and exciting revelations in the world of Jujutsu Kaisen.