Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Chapter 237 of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga.
The torment never ends Jujutsu Kaisen fans. After Gege Akutami delivered what seemed like the final blow to the self-proclaimed strongest wizard in the world in Chapter 236, they concluded that readers needed a little more heartbreak. It’s never enough, is it?
This time, the manga author managed to do so by questioning the vital status of another beloved character, Megumi Fushiguro. No, he didn’t make a much-anticipated return in Chapter 237, but that wasn’t necessary to put his life in danger. Sukuna was more than capable of accomplishing this on her own.
As fans will surely remember, in Chapter 212, Megumi’s body was taken over by the King of Curses, and later his soul fell into an abyss of despair, losing all willingness to fight after the death of Yorozu, and therefore Tsumiki. Since then, Sukuna has had a great time using Megumi as a vessel, culminating in the events of Chapter 237, in which the special level curse leaves the body to transform it into its original form. But… what does this mean for Megumi?
What happened to Megumi in Chapter 237? Jujutsu Kaisen?
It is currently unclear whether Megumi is dead or not Jujutsu Kaisen, but the probability is high. When we last saw the character, he had completely succumbed to Sukuna’s possession, as evidenced by his soul contracting and closing his eyes. At the time, most fans thought that Megumi would simply retire from the fight and take a nice nap until the time came to get his body back, but now… things aren’t looking so good.
With Sukuna now in his original form, Megumi no longer appears to have a body to take back. And can the wizard ever be included in the fight again since he has no body to take back? It’s too early to tell, but the consensus seems to be that there’s little hope for him. I have to say, as much as Megumi’s death devastates fans, there’s something almost poetic about him meeting his end in a similar way to his sister – when their bodies were taken over by another being.
That being said, fictional characters constantly recover from such dangers, and so there are still those who believe that the mangaka is merely upping the ante before bringing Megumi’s soul back into play. And to that I say: whatever helps you make it to the end of the manga.