From its beginnings, Jujutsu Kaisen established that its widely adored protagonist Itadori Yuji will eventually die. After consuming one of Sukuna’s fingers, Itadori’s fate was decided; he would become a vessel for the King of Curses until all fingers were consumed. Then Itadori will be executed, ridding the Jujutsu Society of the threat of Sukuna.
Although this announced conclusion is extremely clear, some believe that Itadori will not be the one who dies. Many fans believe that his close friend and ally Megumi Fushiguro will lose his life when Jujutsu Kaisen concludes – and surprisingly, there is substantial evidence to support this theory.
The intriguing dynamic of Itadori and Fushiguro in Jujutsu Kaisen
It’s very likely that once Sukuna regains his power and seemingly takes over Itadori’s body, the series’ final showdown will be between him and Fushiguro. A tension between the two has existed since the first episodes of Jujutsu Kaisen, with Sukuna insisting on Fushiguro’s limitless potential and acting as if he needed him for something. Curse even had the opportunity to kill the teenager in the “Cursed Womb” arc but refused to because it would have been too easy. Sukuna wants Fushiguro to realize his strength, so when the two finally collide, their fight will take on epic proportions.
Fushiguro and Itadori’s friendship also has a specific dynamic that easily feeds into this theory. The two have been saving their lives since Jujutsu Kaisen‘s first episode, so it wouldn’t be a shock if Fushiguro decided to save Itadori at the end as a heroic gesture. With the way they were written and developed, being the driving force and resolve behind each, it would make sense for the final fight to take place between Fushiguro, Itadori, and Sukuna.
Fushiguro feels guilty for Itadori’s fate
Episode 1 of Jujutsu Kaisen sees Fushiguro save Itadori at his own expense, leading to Itadori swallowing the first of Sukuna’s fingers to save him in return. This action set the course of the entire series and ultimately led to the decision to exterminate Itadori, as well as his suffering at the hands of Sukuna, other curses, and various Jujutsu wizards.
Beyond that, Fushiguro states that he saved Itadori for selfish and personal reasons. He didn’t save her for any logical purpose, he just didn’t want to see a good person die, no matter how dangerous. From here, it’s safe to assume that Fushiguro feels guilty for Itadori’s situation as the latter swallowed Sukuna’s finger to gain the power to save the former. It was the trigger for everything Itadori went through and will continue to go through, and Fushiguro couldn’t stop it.
Fushiguro will no longer let Itadori die
Whether Fushiguro’s reasoning was good enough to save Itadori when they first met is irrelevant, as he clearly thinks that is not the case. He believes he saved Itadori out of selfishness, and the more his friend suffers from the decision, the more complex Fushiguro’s feelings become. Everything surrounding Itadori and his experience with Jujutsu sorcery comes down to Fushiguro’s sole decision, and it’s something he constantly thinks about.
Despite this, Fushiguro never regrets the choice; the last thing he wants is for Itadori to die, so he’ll keep saving his life endlessly because he doesn’t want to see him do anything reckless anymore (like swallowing Sukuna’s finger). Fushiguro has already seen his friend die once in his fight against Sukuna, which is more than enough for him. This death may have been at Sukuna’s hand, but Itadori suppressed Sukuna to save Fushiguro again – just like he swallowed the finger previously.
Fushiguro is dedicated to becoming stronger than Itadori and ultimately surpassing it so that ultimately he can overcome Sukuna and his hold on him. Fushiguro wants to save Itadori more than anything, so if Jujutsu Kaisen’The final battle is between him and Sukuna, Fushiguro’s fate is the one in question.
How he would achieve this remains to be seen, but why Fushiguro would sacrifice himself is more than clear. He might find a way to lay down his life to save Itadori’s during the climactic battle with Sukuna, an action that would finally ensure Itadori’s safety and end the guilt Fushiguro feels for bringing him into the world. Jujutsu sorcery.