Blood on Infinity: Tale of the Assassin Who Nearly Killed Gojo Satoru

Satoru Gojo is a well-known character in the Jujutsu Kaisen series; some may even consider him unmatched when it comes to Jujutsu sorcerers worldwide. His Six Eyes and Limitless technique are regarded as some of the most dangerous moves in the entire Jujutsu World. He can surely dominate the entire world if he desires to do it.

However, something that most of the readers do not understand is that Satoru Gojo was almost killed in a duel some time ago. What makes this even more shocking is the fact that the man who has come close to killing the greatest Jujutsu sorcerer in the world is an assassin with no cursed energy, and no cursed techniques to boot. The name of that assassin is Toji Zen’in. The following information is from the manga version of the Jujutsu Kaisen series, so if you only watched the anime, this is your spoiler!

Who Was Zen’in Toji, the Anomaly?

Toji Zen’in was born into the Zen’in clan, with the Toji part of his name suggesting his noble birth. But unlike other members of the Zen’in who had strong cursed technique and infinite amount of cursed energy Toji has none of that to begin with and that means he had no cursed technique to speak of.

In reality, Toji was born through a phenomenon referred to as the Heavenly Restriction. That is to say, as the deal between having no cursed energy at all, Toji received a nearly superhuman strength. His agility was far beyond any first-grade, or even special-grade sorcerers could achieve in any given moment.

However, as a clan who pride themselves on the powerful and unique cursed technique that they possess, Toji was never truly a welcome member of the family. In fact, he was frequently socially isolated, and people around him behaved as if he was not a part of their community. This is one of the reasons why he decided to distance himself from the Zen’in clan. He even became extreme to the extent of adopting his wife’s last name and completely eliminating his own family name.

Path of the Hired Assassin, A Sorcerer Killer

Toji as an assassin in the story was ruthless due to terrible conditions which he was brought up in the Zen’in family and he also had a wicked nature within him. Not only that, he is a man with no cursed energy and an absurd physical strength because of the heavenly restriction, making him an extremely efficient assassin and in particular against Jujutsu sorcerers, and for this reason he was given the nickname “Sorcerer Killer”.

Path of the Hired Assassin, A Sorcerer Killer

In terms of weaponry, Toji has employed conventional weapons like guns and katana in various combat scenarios. However, any time he is out hunting with the sole intent of murdering a Jujutsu sorcerer, he will employ a range of cursed weapons. Those weapons are located within an infernal spirit that was capable of reducing its own mass to the size of a single copper coin.

His five senses are restrained by the heavenly restriction so that he can be most sensitive; he can even feel the tiny changes in temperature and air currents. This is also the reason why he can see and use his cursed spirit storage despite not possessing any cursed energy. His eyes were just too sensitive that it allowed him to see cursed spirits.

The Day the Invincible Gojo Almost Fell

During Toji’s career as an assassin, he has killed numerous amounts of Jujutsu sorcerers and the most memorable event was when he tried to kill the current strongest Jujutsu sorcerer in the world, Satoru Gojo. Moreover, he was also able to win against Suguru Geto, another special grade sorcerer, at the same time.

It occurs when Gojo and Geto, two students from Jujutsu High, are assigned to protect a girl who is destined to become the Star Plasma Vessel, an individual who should fuse with the current version of Master Tengen to not only gain power but also stabilize Tengen’s abilities.

Among the six eyes monitoring Gojo, Toji was successful in attacking him from the back and stabbing him.

The Day the Invincible Gojo Almost Fell

Following that, no matter what kind of limitless techniques that Gojo tries to use on Toji, Toji has that perfect counter for every one of them that Gojo uses. He has gathered all the required cursed weapons that should handle Gojo’s seemingly invincible moves. The fight came to a halt when Toji cut Gojo’s throat and inserted a knife into his forehead. So yes, Toji has killed Satoru Gojo in a definitive way, however wrong that statement might sound.

After that, he continues to kills the Star Plasma Vessel and also defeating Suguru Geto within a matter of minutes. Worse still for him, the moment Toji slashed Gojo’s neck, Gojo’s main concentration became doing a reverse cursed technique and healing himself. 

It was just like when Had Toji cut his head off, and the poor man would have won. But instead, that experience awakened the hidden powers in Gojo and allowed him to blast the secret Hollow Technique: Purple to the unprepared Toji and kill him.

World’s Worst Dad? Toji Fushiguro’s Paternal Role

You might probably have guessed that Toji Fushiguro is the father of Megumi Fushiguro, Yuji Itadori’s friend, and his classmate at Tokyo Jujutsu High. Toji, for some unknown reason, disappears from his family just shortly after Megumi was born, which explains why Toji has never shown his face to his son, and why Megumi has never seen her father’s face at all.

A battle-crazed man like Toji is never going to be one to raise a child, so he planned on returning his son to the Zen’in as he thought that they could give the boy a better life and education than he could ever provide anyway. He understood that the Zen’in were not easy people to deal with, that is why instead of handing over Megumi to them, he demanded for money so the Zen’in would think that he just wanted to sell his son. Well, just in case, before he died, he also informed Satoru Gojo of the existence of Megumi.

World's Worst Dad? Toji Fushiguro's Paternal Role

In the series that involves the ‘Shibuya Incident arc’, one Jujutsu sorcerer successfully summons the spirit of deceased Toji in the body of a living man , what the caster of the technique failed to understand is the sheer strength of Toji’s spirit that he the man’s body gets over powered making Toji effectively reshuffled and come back as a killing machine. While in this state, he has a fateful encounter with Megumi, and the two end up fighting each other. It goes without saying that Megumi has no idea of his biological father figure.

First thing, when he understands that he is fighting his own son, he asks the child’s name, and the name he says is ‘Megumi Fushigoro’. When Toji gets to know that Megumi still uses the name “Fushigoro” he just laughs and says “Good for you” and does the action of stabbing his head. So, the life of one of the strongest men on earth, who knows only hate and violence in his life, ends. However, in the climax of the episode, an opportunity to kill his son when he would not feel any pain re in a similar manner to his wife presented itself before him and despite being an evil man, he refused to do so and preferred to die instead.