Yuta Okkotsu, the main protagonist in Jujutsu Kaisen’s prequel series Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Jujutsu High. Rika Orimoto, his childhood friend, haunted him as a special-grade cursed human. Yuta was mentored by Satoru Gojo and enrolled at Tokyo Jujutsu High.
Yuta is currently a Jujutsu High second-year student. He works as a Jujutsu Sorcerer. Miguel was his trainer in Africa until Yuta returned to Tokyo after the Shibuya Incident.
Appearance Yuta Okkotsu
Yuta, a young man with average height and dark blue eyes, has dark hair and a disheveled appearance. Yuta’s body language is clear that he is stressed. He is unconfident and has darkened his eyes due to lack sleep.
Yuta used to wear a suit as his uniform at school. For casual wear, he has a long-sleeve shirt with a stop at his forearms.
Yuta was given a special uniform after he transferred to Tokyo Jujutsu High. Yuta wears a loose, white jacket that stops at his forearms. His uniform is in the Jujutsu High standard dark colors. He often carries his sword around on his back.
Personality Yuta Okkotsu
Yuta wants to feel worthy of being alive.
Yuta was shy and lonely growing up. He was often bullied. Yuta lost his confidence and was unable to make friends due to Rika’s presence in his childhood. Yuta finds it difficult to communicate with others because he is scared of them or too shy to talk to them.
Yuta still cared deeply about others and chose to be alone. Maki Zenin called Yuta out as a moody child who has lived his whole life without any goals. Yuta acknowledged this and sought her counsel to help him become a jujutsu wizard. Yuta now realizes that he longs to feel at home.
Yuta is learning to be understanding and becoming friends with others.
Although his shy nature remains, Yuta gradually becomes more social and can interact with other people normally. Yuta struggled to get to know someone like Toge Inumaki, even after showing some improvement. At first, Toge scared Yuta. But then he began to realize how kind and caring he is.
Yuta feels guilty for cursing Rika.
Yuta gains confidence and friendships which helps him to be more confident in himself. He was responsible for Rika’s transformation into a curse and worked hard to find a solution. He was determined to succeed and pushed himself through training. He took the words of his mentors and friends to heart and showed a stronger side of himself. Yuta is driven by the desire to help others avoid danger.
Yuta displayed his darkest side against Suguru Geto. Yuta was hurt by Geto’s only friend, and the young man was willing to die for it.
Yuta’s fury allowed him to command Rika’s power at will. To avenge his friends who gave him the strength to live, he was willing to give his life for Rika.
Yuta takes on an apathetic persona to fool others into believing he wants Yuji Itadori to be killed.
Yuta, who had been away for a while, returned to Jujutsu High accompanied by a new Rika. It appeared that he was lost in the darkness. Yuji Itadori, Gojo’s other pupil was killed and he claimed that it was revenge for Toge’s arm. Yuta was a cold and serious persona, who was direct to the point. Yuji was merely attempted to kill him by exchanging words, then he apologized for the crime.
This was an act to protect Yuji’s life from the authorities. Yuta had no choice but to be convincing and Yuji was healed before the second-year could die. Yuta never had the opportunity to meet Yuji but he did go out of his way for Yuji’s benefit because Gojo asked. Yuta considers Yuji important and Yuta is very fond of Yuji. That was enough for him to help. Yuji also sympathizes because he was in the same situation and up for execution with a power that he couldn’t contain. Yuta doesn’t blame Yuji for Sukuna’s actions.
Yuta, despite being a cold-killer, is still a friendly and naturally kind person who has grown a lot. He is now more open-minded and less shy than he was before. Gojo was shocked that Yuta, his African teacher, was telling jokes when he visited him.
Yuta was able to easily reintegrate with his peers and he dedicated himself to helping them. He offered to rescue Megumi from the Culling Game. He was also diligent as a senpai, and agreed to stop Yuji if he ever regains control of his body. Yuta, who was thrilled to be reunited with Maki, expressed concern over her injuries and was happy to see her.
Yuta became concerned when it seemed as though Master Tengen’s barrier had closed their group down. He suggested they return because Megumi’s sister is busy. Tengen let them in and gave crucial information. Yuta then agreed to go into the Culling Game by himself. He suggested that they seek Kinji Hakari’s assistance, despite his moodiness. However, he was modest enough to admit that Hakari’s strength sometimes exceeds his own.
What are the Powers and Abilities of Yuta Okkotsu in Jujutsu Kaisen?
Yuta Okkotsu’s Curse Energy
Yuta Okkotsu has almost infinite Cursed Energy. His curse energy reserves are almost limitless and surpass even Gojo Satoru. Despite his Limitless, Gojo Satoru might run out of curse energy (though its chances are negligible), but Yuta will never.
In Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie, everyone is surprised by seeing the amount of Cursed Energy emitted by Yuta. The curse energy from his body brought everyone on edge. But, Yuta could not control or use his unlimited curse energy.
He was always surrounded by a thick aura of Cursed Energy but could not use it. After he learns to use the abundant curse energy within him, he becomes unstoppable. Yuta can use the curse energy to enhance his physical abilities like strength, speed, durability, reflexes, etc.
Using the curse energy Yuta’s physical abilities can be enhanced far beyond that of Itadori Yuji. We have already seen that Yuji is a monster in strength and durability. He was able to withstand multiple of Aoi’s powerful strikes easily.
Yuta can also pour his cursed energy into different objects and weapons to make them more powerful and deal more significant damage to the opponents.
Yuta Okkotsu’s Reverse Curse Technique
The reverse Curse Technique is probably the most useful curse technique. It allows the user to convert his own negative curse energy into positive curse energy and heal his own injuries. But Yuta can use this technique to heal himself and others as well.
The reverse Curse Technique is very rare, and only a few Jujutsu sorcerers can fully use it. We have seen Sukana utilising this technique to heal Itadori’s arms during his fight against the Special grade curse. Sukana eventually took him hostage by removing his heart from his body.
Yuta Okkotsu’s Special Ability
Yuta Okkotsu can copy the curse techniques of others. In Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie, we see him using Inumaki’s curse speech.
Imagine if Yuta could copy all kinds of curses like Megumi Fushiguro’s Ten Shadows and other powerful techniques from other Jujutsu Sorcerers.
If Yuta could copy Gojo Satoru’s Limitless and find a way to replicate his Six Eyes, he would surpass Gojo Satoru and become the strongest Jujutsu sorcerer in history. Because combining Limitless with his infinite cursed energy, he will become unstoppable as he will never run out of cursed energy.
The complete powers of his ability to copy cursed techniques are yet to be revealed completely but we can say for sure that if he manages to copy Gojo’s abilities like Cursed Technique Red, Blue, and Violet, he can eliminate any curse instantly.
Yuta can easily overpower Sukana if he gains full control of his powers and abilities. But, there is something that gives him more advantage. He has the unconditional support of the Queen of Curses, Rika.
Cursed Spirit Rika
Yuta can summon the Cursed Spirit Rika. It is more of a partner than a summon. Rika is the cursed spirit of Yuta’s childhood friend, who loved him and died at a very young age. Rika became a curse and stayed with Yuta.
Rika is so powerful that she can destroy large towns easily. One of the Four Special Grade Jujutsu Sorcerers, Suguru Geto, calls her the Queen of Curses. Rika is also a special grade curse and very powerful.
Rika can also provide Yuta with her own curse energy, allowing him to use powerful large-scale attacks. She loves Yuta and would protect her at any cost.
Thus, if Yuta is attacked with a powerful attack or from his blind spot, Rika can cover up and protect him. Hence, anyone who wants to attack Yuta must pass through Rika first.
Rika also has huge amounts of cursed energy. During their first year at Jujutsu High, Suguru Geto tried to capture Rika and harness her cursed energy as it would make her unstoppable. However, Yuta fought and defeated Suguru with the help of Rika’s powers.
After that, Yuta gained a lot of experience and learned to control his immeasurable amounts of curse energy to apply them to various techniques. He can also harness Rika’s powers easily now and is among the Only Four fully Special Grade Jujutsu Sorcerers.
Expert Weapons Specialist
When he first began training as a sorcerer Yuji was handed Katanas primarily as a weapon to control the cursed power. After intense training with Maki, the best cursed user of tools in Jujutsu High, Yuta became competent with a sword capable of holding his the ring against cursed spirits, as well as Geto, who has extraordinary physical power.
Yuta continues to refine his swordsmanship skills and he still has Katana as the weapon of preference. His abilities have risen dramatically and are well balanced with his improved cursed energy manipulation, which allows Yuta to wield a knife with incredible physical strength. He’s quick and can make devastating attacks that Yuji was unable to resist. The blade never ceases to roar with cursed energy as the rest of Yuta’s body. This gives it the ability to cut with greater precision. He was able to defeat a powerful cursed spirit by launching a strike so powerful that it broke the ground beneath the blade.
Rika is now able to keep cursed tools in storage this means that Yuta can now be using a variety of weapons. He decided to use a steel arms attachment to take on Takako Uro and utilized it to strengthen his close combat abilities.
Professional Hand-to-Hand combatant
Yuta has become a formidable close-quarters warrior who is at ease with his adversaries close. He usually throws powerful single crushing blows that can slam the opponent with a single move. Just a forward kick to Yuji’s sternum could cause him to shiver back, and a backhand from Yuta struck Choso out completely cold.
Yuta utilizes hand-to hand combat frequently against formidable competitors when it comes to the Culling Game. He utilized his katana to remove Kurorushi before slamming the cockroach curse of special grade with an impressive backfist. Yuta was fighting in the beginning of his fight with Takako Uro as well as Ryu Ishigori barehanded in the face of their powerful cursed strategies.
Is Yuta Okkotsu Stronger than Gojo Satoru?
Gojo Satoru is Yuta’s teacher and one of the four special grade Jujutsu Sorcerers. Currently, he is the strongest in Jujutsu Kaisen but if Yuta Okkotsu harnesses his powers and can apply them to the full extent, he will definitely become stronger than Gojo Satoru.
Suppose he could copy Gojo Satoru’s Limitless cursed technique. In that case, he will become unstoppable as his immense storage of curse energy would never be exhausted, and there will be no limit to the cursed techniques he could use.
Let us know what you think about Yuta Okkotsu in the comments below. Can he become stronger than Gojo Satoru?
Is Yuta stronger than Itadori Yuji?
Yes, Yuta is definitely stronger than Itadori Yuji. In terms of raw strength, speed, and agility, he cannot even reach near Itadori, but when he uses his cursed energy to enhance his physical abilities, he is far better than Yuji.
Also, when Itadori consumes and absorbs most of Sukuna’s fingers, the higher Jujutsu Sorcerers would hire Yuta Okkotsu to kill Itadori Yuji and Sukuna with him. They had him make a binding vow to kill Itadori.
Yuta killed Itadori, and as soon as his heart stopped, he healed him again with his Reverse Cursed Technique. Thereby he killed Itadori and fulfilled his vow but also managed to save his life.
Even if Itadori learns to fully control and use Sukuna’s powers, it cannot be said for sure that he could win against Yuta. So let us know in the comments below who you think is stronger.
Is Yuta weaker without Rika?
Rika is Yuta’s power and makes him stronger, but Yuta cannot be called weaker without Rika. He still has his huge reserves of Curse Energy, which are almost unlimited. Also, he can copy cursed techniques.
But, with Rika’s abilities, Yuta can pull off large scale attacks and target even long distances with huge powerful attacks. Without Rika, Yuta’s line of defence also is compromised as Rika is more like his partner and protects him from any dangerous attack.
Hence Yuta is not exactly weaker without Rika, but his strength increases exponentially with her. So, What do you think about this duo?