Why doesn’t Toji remember Megumi in Jujutsu Kaisen?

Why doesn't Toji remember Megumi in Jujutsu Kaisen

In the second season of Jujutsu Kaisen, we saw Satoru Gojo’s past as a student at the Jujutsu Technical School. However, one particular moment has piqued fans’ interest: Toji Fushiguro, the antagonist, seemed to struggle with remembering his son, Megumi Fushiguro, who happens to be one of the main characters in the series.

Did Toji forget about his son?

Did Toji forget about his son


After marrying Megumi’s mother, Toji turned his life around and became a responsible family man. Unfortunately, tragedy struck when his wife passed away. To cope, Toji fell into gambling and embraced a completely different lifestyle. Megumi was just a young child, around 3 or 4 years old, during this challenging time. Then, the Zenin clan approached Toji with an offer: they would give him 10 million in exchange for taking care of Megumi.

Megumi possessed a unique and powerful technique known as the 10 Shadows technique, an heirloom of the Zenin clan. This technique was rare, even among the clan’s heirs. However, Megumi was exceptional, born with this incredible skill that even the King of Curses, Sukuna, coveted. Toji understood that his clan wouldn’t harm Megumi, but he didn’t consider what would make his son happy.

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As time passed, Toji became disconnected from his family and gradually forgot about them. During his battle with Geto, Toji spoke about how a skilled sorcerer like Megumi could be defeated by someone like him, whom he referred to as a “monkey.”

At this moment, Toji’s memory of his son resurfaced as he realized he had given him the name “Megumi,” which means “blessed.”

Following his defeat by Gojo, Toji put aside his pride and openly discussed selling Megumi to the Zenin Clan within the next 2-3 years. Although he said, “Do what you want,” it was a hidden plea. Recognizing this, Gojo intervened and helped Megumi escape the fate his father had seemingly determined for him.

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