Warning: The following aticle contains spopilers from the Jujutsu Kaisen Manga. Read ahead at your own discretion!
A character that intrigues most people in Jujutsu Kaisen is Geto Suguru. He is a mysterious person who was a shaman earlier but turned into the leader of curses.
Aside from hating humans for being weak, he also has meticulous plans of using the curses at his disposal to the dirty work for him.
Geto Suguru has a vision of eliminating all humans to realize the age of jujutsu sorcerers.
However, the recent chapters showcase a wholly different path of this “Suguru Geto.” This person reveals that Geto Suguru’s body is possessed by a mysterious brain.
This means that not all of his plans went as expected, and he died much earlier. When did this happen, and how?
What happened to the real Geto Suguru?
The story of the Geto Suguru begins with the Hidden Inventory arc. He was Gojo’s best friend back then and an idealist to the core, who believed that sorcerers should protect the weak with their powers.
However, the incidents which occured during the Hidden Inventory, including Riko’s death, send Geto into a downward spiral, turning him evil. Check the article linked below for a more detailed explanation on this.
The last we see him in the Hidden Inventory, he has left Tokyo Jujutsu High and turned into a curse user, donning the attire of a buddhist monk, with just one goal – eliminating all monkeys (humans who are not jujutsu sorcerers).
The events of Hidden Inventory occur 12 years prior to the original timeline of the manga, which is taking place in 2018.
The next we see Suguru is in JJK 0, which takes place just a year before the events of the original timeline.
Suguru Geto in JJK 0:
To bring his goal of killing all humans except jujutsu sorcerers, Suguru Geto wanted a special grade cursed spirit on his side. This cursed spirit was Rika Orimoto.
To get her, he decided to kill Okkotsu Yuuta. By killing the master, he could ingest Rika and control her as desired.
After his bold declaration of war, he successfully isolated Okkotsu. Even though he faced a few “minor setbacks” in the form of Panda, Inumaki, and Maki fighting him, he quickly defeated them.
The relentless attacks rendered them unable to resist. Seeing the plight of his friends, Okkotsu called Rika forth in her true form to fight Geto.
Geto Suguru was extremely sure that he could kill Okkotsu. However, he had gravely underestimated Okkotsu’s determination and growth over his time in the school.
He had learned to fight using Rika and her cursed energy.
Geto escapes this fight barely clinging on to his life. However, Gojo ends up finding him in an alleyway. Despite his visible hesitation and the past shared with Geto Suguru, Gojo kills him.
If Shoko had disposed of Geto’s body as per procedure, then the brain probably couldn’t have taken control of Geto. However, it seems that something (probably his relationship with Geto) made Gojo think otherwise.
And so, here we are!!
At the end of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Gojo Satoru kills Geto Suguru after he attacked the Tokyo Jujutsu Tech school. However, Gojo asks Shoko Iori to not dispose off Geto’s body, which enabled Kenjaku to take over.
So, to answer in short – the real Geto Suguru is dead. He was killed by Gojo a year before the events of Jujutsu Kaisen manga. Following this Kenjaku (the brain) took over his body!
Now why did Gojo come so late to Yuta’s rescue in JJK 0, where was he all the while? What was the “war” declared by Geto?
Geto declares that at sundown on December 24th, he will carry out the Parade of a Hundred Demons. A thousand cursed spirits will be released at two locations: Shinjuku and Kyoto.
He will issue them orders to massacre anything and everything in their way.
However, this declaration leaves Gojo, and the others confused. He might have over 2000 curses with his forces, but all of them, grade 2 or lower. This would mean a war that Geto couldn’t win at all.
Geto’s master plan was to distract Gojo and the other jujutsu officials while carrying out his real strategy of isolating Okkotsu. For this, he made use of the shamans’ biggest weakness: their duty to protect humans.
Of course, all of it was a bluff. Geto knew that the probability of winning this war was 30% at most. Only one possibility could shoot up the chances to 99%: killing Okkotsu and ingesting Rika.
So, while the others were preparing for a war with the curses, Geto prepared for a whole different battle.
The only fight at the actual location was a few Geto’s followers buying time. Once Ijichi and Gojo realize that something entirely different is going on, Gojo sends Panda and Inumaki to help Yuuta.
This “help” was actually a challenge to Okkotsu in disguise. Gojo knew Panda and Inumaki could not defeat Geto but would draw out Okkotsu’s potential.
Gojo takes care of the situation at hand before rushing to kill Geto.
What did you think about Geto’s plan? Was it close to a master stroke? Let me know.