Jujutsu Kaisen: 10 Ways Gojo Ruined His Likability (2023)

By Brooke Thomas

Jujutsu Kaisen's Gojo, like everyone else, has his less than savory tendencies, and he has been known to have more than a few enemies.

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Gojo Satoru is infamous for being one of the best-loved characters in mainstream anime. His design throws back to that of another popular character from older anime, Kakashi Hatake, and his attitude is arrogant but endearing. Furthermore, his friendship with another ultra-popular character, Kento Nanami, makes him all the more loveable.

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However, Gojo, like everyone else, has his less than savory tendencies, and he has been known to have more than a few enemies. This is usually due to his extreme arrogance and hubris, which can rub other characters the wrong way.


10 He Is Always Too Confident In His Abilities

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Gojo Satoru's most notable personality trait is his confidence. Usually, though, this is well placed. His powers are unparalleled in theJujutsu Kaisen world, and he is one of the few people who have abilities that could seemingly take on the Cursed Energy that Sukuna possesses.

However, even if his arrogance has some foundation in his unique and extremely powerful abilities, his attitude is obnoxious. Eventually, it will get him into serious trouble. Still, Gojo is not a fool, and he knows when to be concerned and when he has the upper hand.

9 If He Were More Involved, He May Have Been Able To Stop Some Of The More Tragic Elements Of The Show

There have been plenty of instances throughout the show wherein Gojo has taken a laissez-faire approach to his mentoring. He sends his students in, even when they are not completely prepared because he is sure they will rise to the occasion. However, this can be a bit problematic and has led to some grief.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Kento Nanami keeps his charges close. When fighting alongside Itadori, Nanami made Yuji stay near him and would not let him follow into Mahito's lair.

8 He Uses Other Characters Like Pawns

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Gojo has a plan, and fans are not completely sure what it is or what it entails, especially as it relates to the other Jujutsu Sorcerers in the series. His ambition is great. In his interactions with both Megumi Fushiguro, members of the Zenin clan, Yuji Itadori, and the Jujutsu Sorcerer higher-ups, it is clear that Gojo is working toward an ultimate goal he is not disclosing.

Fans have to trust that Gojo will do the right thing, and with his strong hubris, it is not completely clear if he will continue to do good, or if "doing good" is going to result in some tragedies.

7 His Relentless Teasing Of Nanami Can Be A Bit Cruel

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Kento Nanami just wants to be left alone. He did not want to be a Jujutsu Sorcerer, but his time in the office world proved to him that it is not theworst thing he could do. One thing is for sure, he has no time for shenanigans, and that is a huge part of Gojo's personality.

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Gojo relentlessly teases and pesters Nanami, despite his obvious unwillingness to go along with his ridiculousness. For fans who prefer Nanami, Gojo's actions can come across as cruel and rude.

6 He Is Extremely Rude To The Other Sorcerer Higher-Ups

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The headmaster of the Kyoto Jujutsu Sorcerer Academy is not a nice person and orchestrated a conspiracy against Yuji Itadori. So, he did not necessarily garner any sympathy fromJujutsu Kaisen fans, nor Gojo.

Gojo consistently proves how little respect he has for the old man when he talks down to him and leaves all politeness at the door. The real problem is that this shows Gojo's ultra arrogance and makes them fear for what will happen to the characters theydo like (the Tokyo headmaster has not been that bad).

5 He Did Not Tell Nobara& Megumi About Itadori Being Alive

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Yuji and Gojo thought it would be best not to tell Nobara Kugisaki and Megumi Fushiguro about the fact that Yuji lived after the Cursed Womb arc. When they finally revealed Yuji being alive, it did not go as planned, and Nobara and Megumi were justangry at the fact they hid it.

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While there is always the risk that Megumi and Nobara might let the cat out of the bag regarding Yuji being alive when there was a conspiracy against him, Nobara and Megumi are smart and capable. They would have been able to handle the secret, and the reveal just seemed cruel.

4 He Has A Lot Of Secrets

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Gojo's hubris leads fans to believe he is hiding something, and it is no secret that Gojo is planning something for the future. He hates the way the current Jujutsu Sorcerer hierarchy and education process is run,and he wants something different for the students of the future.

However, fans are not sure what he is planning or what achieving those goals will bean for Yuji, Nobara, and Megumi. Gojo has already proven to have been involved in questionable dealings in the past, and there is no telling what lengths he will go to in order to see his plan through. Even if his secrets are ultimately good, it makes him suspicious.

3 He Is Too Involved With The Zenin Clan Politics

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Gojo has a large hand in Megumi's life, and it seems a bit strange. Gojo killed Megumi's father, Toji Fushiguro, and as a result, Gojo garnered some information from the dying man that led him to find Megumi and play an active role in his life.

The dynamic between Gojo, the Fushiguros, and the Zenin clan is a strange one. Fans will have to read the manga to garner more information on this and Gojo's part in it. However, it isnot unwarrantedto saythat Megumi's relationship with the Zenin clan is important to Gojo's ultimate goal.

2 His Methods Are Questionable At Best

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Gojo loves to stir the pot and then leave it to stew in its turmoil, making his methods a bit frustrating for many (namely the Jujutsu Sorcerer Academy leaders). His aloof personality also leads to a lot of questionable decisions.

Because of Gojo's methods, he comes across as an independent agent of chaos more than a respectable teacher and mentor. His manipulation of others, including the students, to get what he wants is just one of his questionable "teaching" tactics. For now, he ultimately protects his students, even if it's not until the last minute. So, fans can breathe easily for now.

1 He Steps On Ants

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Stepping on ants is not a wholly unthinkable act, but it is certainly a jerk move. More than that, the scene in which Gojo steps on ants reveals a few important things about his character. First, he has little to no respect for the two headmasters sitting watching the ants. Second, he is willing to crush anyone he sees as a pawn or ant (and fans know from his arrogance that's a lot of people).

Finally, it reveals Gojo's disregard for life. While it is clear Gojo is fighting against the evil Cursed Spirits for now, how will he act in the future?

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