Jujutsu Kaisen and Chainsaw Man villains share a disgusting weakness
Ryomen Sukuna from Jujutsu Kaisen and Gun Devil from Chainsaw Man can both be tracked using their body parts, which also empowers other beings.
Ryomen Sukuna from Jujutsu kaisen and Man with chainsawGun Devil shares a massive but disturbing similarity: Each villain’s body is literally in pieces, scattered in different places, and can be used against them. While the severed body parts of the villains act as a sort of twisted magnet, pulling them towards the whole, the hero of each manga is able to use this rather unsettling ability to his advantage.
In Man with chainsaw, there is a menacing and ever-elusive monster known as the the devil gun who killed an absurd number of people in a ridiculously short period of time. As such, the Devil Hunters – who have dedicated their lives to killing such creatures – seek revenge on the Gun Devil. However, not only does the Gun Devil master the art of mass genocide, it is also very difficult to find.
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Devil hunters have only one way to track it, and that involves gathering the body parts that are kind of burning the horrible creature. When the burnt pieces come closer to each other, they come together like magnets. And once the fusion becomes large enough, the fused mass will regenerate and return to the Gun Devil. Unfortunately, when the Devil Hunters’ collection begins to move, they are lured into a building where another devil keeps them trapped for many days. It is finally revealed that they were drawn to this devil because he had consumed one of the Gun Devil’s body parts to become stronger.
In Jujutsu Kaisen, twenty pieces of the almighty cursed spirit, Ryomen Sukuna, are strewn across the land, wreaking havoc on anyone unlucky enough to come in close contact with them. In addition to the cursed spirits trying to consume Sukuna’s body parts to gain more power as in Man with chainsaw, each part of the body acts like a radar. Unfortunately, one of the main characters of the series, the sorcerer Jujutsu Yuji Itadori, first discovers this strange phenomenon during a battle for one of Sukuna’s fingers. For this reason, his mind essentially registers only “eat Sukuna” and “Power,” then he quickly begins to consume it. Aside from the astonishing fact that it doesn’t kill Yuji immediately, it’s revealed that the parts he consumes will help him move on to other parts of Sukuna, just like in Man with chainsaw.
The main divergence is that in Man with chainsaw, the Devil Hunters only use the scorched body parts of the Gun Devil to locate and then fight the Gun Devil, who is still at large. Meanwhile, it is assumed that Sukuna’s entire body in Jujutsu kaisen is in pieces. The plan of the Jujutsu wizards therefore depends on the fact that Yuji’s body now appears to act both as a vessel to store Sukuna’s body parts and as a radar to locate them. On their own, Sukuna’s body parts are indestructible, but when inside Yuji, they are vulnerable. So if Yuji is killed while the coins are inside him, the coins he devoured will also be destroyed.
Interestingly, by chapter 38 of Man with chainsaw, author Tatsuki Fujimoto began to hint at something that, if true, would create even more correlations between the two manga series. While the Gun Devil is out in the wild, Makima, a powerful leader of Devil Hunter, makes a comment suggesting that Pochita – the little Chainsaw Devil who became the heart of the hero of the series, Denji – could have a connection with the Gun Devil. Could Pochita have consumed any of the Gun Devil’s body parts like the way Yuji consumed Sukuna’s finger in Jujutsu kaisen? If so, then not only Jujutsu kaisen and Man with chainsaw‘s villains possess a similar weakness, but both heroes have a piece of their enemy inside of them.
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