JJK manga – Is Sukuna secretly the main character?

JJK manga - Is Sukuna secretly the main character?

JJK manga has recently come up with a lot of developments that have been indicating parallel possibilities. These possibilities range from the most subtle ones to the most absurd, all of them together making up for a whole set of speculation and analysis. Amidst all of this, there is this absurd yet conclusive possibility that Sukuna might be the main character indeed. In this article, we will try to examine the reasons why Sukuna might secretly be the main character after the sudden changes expected in Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 237.

Sukuna in JJK manga believes in restoration

We have always witnessed how Sukuna in JJK manga has always been a proponent of restoring order. He believes that he can bring the thousand-year-old order back into the modern world by eliminating the world of Jujutsu Sorcerers.

His ethical approaches were never questioned or commented upon in the manga, which is a prime indicator of how the narrative would look at a protagonist. Moreover, the idea of restoration in Jujutsu Kaisen is deeply ingrained in all of the major characters – Geto, Gojo, and Mahito.

JJK manga - Is Sukuna secretly the main character?
Sukuna in JJK Chapter 237. (Image credit goes to Shueisha)
  • Sukuna might secretly be the main character or the protagonist in the sense that his idea of restoration is also very straightforward, and his entire thought is not motivated by that alone.
  • He is obsessed with power, status, respect, and above all, arrogance.
  • A post-modern narrative would support his cause as a protagonist because the idea of the word has changed and evolved and the protagonist of today is everything a villain is and at the same time holds only subtle ideological differences with the latter.

Sukuna and Gojo – the two most powerful entities of JJK manga

Sukuna and Gojo have been the most powerful characters in Jujutsu Kaisen. However, now that Gojo has been defeated, it raises a very important question – ‘Who is strong enough to face Sukuna?’ This question demands a lot of critical thought into the nature of Sukuna’s character.

  • His character has never actually developed but has remained as a puzzle whose pieces were put together gradually.
  • This makes Sukuna a perfect candidate for being the protagonist, as he was portrayed as a character who was put together and not made.
JJK manga - Is Sukuna secretly the main character?
Sukuna in Jujutsu Kaisen anime. (Image credit goes to IMDb)

We always see how the protagonist in most cases only ever realizes their power, and never actually achieves it. Sukuna, like Gojo, is that character who has been consistently involved in aiding the sorcerers but at the same time challenging their authority, something that Geto and Gojo also envisioned. This makes the character of Sukuna very gray, and it is important for us to realize that such forms of characterization are very rarely attributed to the antagonist.

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 237 – can Sukuna become a main character

The developments with the Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 237 indicate that Sukuna is now going to face Kashimo. It is neither Yuji nor Yuta who is standing up against Sukuna, but Kashimo. Sukuna’s fight against Gojo was a test of superiority and domination from both ends. However, the battle with Kashimo entertains dissimilar dynamics. Kashimo is motivated by separate and stretched interests, ones that do not properly conform to the idea of a protagonist.

JJK manga - Is Sukuna secretly the main character?
Kashimo in JJK Chapter 237. (Image credit goes to Shueisha)

On the other hand, Sukuna is very much ready to go up against Kashimo. Given Sukuna’s legend, the King of Curses was trying to battle the tyrannical Japanese government a thousand years ago.

  • This authoritarian body might have been the Jujutsu society, something that even Gojo condemned. This makes Sukuna in the present day try to alter the order in society and change the existing power structure.
  • He wishes to disrupt the superstructure to establish one without these complications, making him a suitable consideration for the main character.


Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 237 will define the course of Sukuna’s journey along the Red River. Gojo has been defeated and the other characters are standing helplessly. Therefore, this particular narrative that supports Sukuna as the lead of the JJK manga seems to be a suitable one.

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