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A Cursed Corpse ( (じゅ) (がい) Jugai?) is a nonliving object that has been endowed with a curse, allowing it to gain self-control. They can appear naturally as hostile creatures, but more often used as dolls and puppets for sorcerers.

Description

Cursed corpses are defined as inanimate objects possessed by a curse that is capable of standing on its own. These types of curses that appear naturally are hostile to humans.[1] Artificial cursed corpses created by sorcerers have a core that acts as their heart, allowing them to act independently from their creator until the cursed energy used to fuel them runs out.[2]

Usage

Masamichi Yaga, the foremost practitioner of puppet jujutsu is capable of using his cursed technique to create a number of cursed corpses. Each of which are capable of following a set of pre-determined commands.

He was also able to develop the Abrupt-Mutated Cursed Corpse: Panda, who was born sentient and possesses three cores. Each of Panda's cores possesses unique traits, allowing him to switch modes at will, making him the most complex cursed corpse to exist.[3]

Following the Shibuya Incident, Yaga was detained due to the dangerous potential of the cursed corpses he could create. An Abrupt-Mutated Cursed Corpse like Panda has a self-replenishing supply of cursed energy. The jujutsu higher-ups believed that if Yaga did so intentionally, he could even create an army of self-sufficient puppets. Yaga refused to reveal the secret of Panda's birth to anyone until his final moments. He considered it a curse passed on from himself to Principal Gakuganji.

To create an Abrupt Mutated Cursed Corpse, a sorcerer must replicate soul information from real physical information, then input that into cursed corpse cores. Additionally, the creator must put cores containing three compatible souls into one cursed corpse and have them constantly observe each other. Eventually, that will stabilize each of the souls and grant the cursed corpse self-awareness. Within three months' time, the Abrupt Mutated Cursed Corpse will also gain the ability to replenish its own cursed energy.[4]

Kokichi Muta, a sorcerer granted the ability to control cursed corpses over a wide range can utilize them as remote-controlled proxies for himself. Unlike Yaga's cursed corpses, Kokichi's puppets are operated directly through a cursed energy link and do not appear to possess cores.[5]

List of Cursed Corpses

Image Creator Description
Panda's three cores (Anime).png Masamichi Yaga Panda is an "Abrupt-Mutated Cursed Corpse" that was born sentient and possesses three cores. By switching between them, Panda can change the shape of his body and augment his abilities.
Principal Yaga and Cathy (Anime).png Masamichi Yaga Cathy is one of Principal Yaga's many dolls. It is extremely resistant to attacks, able to absorb the blows, and use the kinetic energy to bounce around the area from the recoil.
Gojo with one of Principal Yaga's dolls.png Masamichi Yaga Tsukamoto is another one of Yaga's dolls used by Gojo to help train Yuji to control his cursed energy. The doll sleeps when cursed energy is used on it, but attacks whenever it awakens.
Mechamaru reveals he is Semi Grade 1 (Anime).png Kokichi Muta Ultimate Mechamaru is Kokichi's puppet of choice. He used Mechamaru as his proxy while attending Kyoto Jujutsu High since he was physically unable to do so himself. It is armed with a wide array of abilities and attacks generated from Kokichi's cursed energy.
MechamaruAbsoluteP.png Kokichi Muta Ultimate Mechamaru Mode: Absolute a gigantic armored puppet version of Mechamaru that is manned directly by Kokichi using the cockpit area hidden in Mechamaru's head. Capable of discharging years' worth of cursed energy at a time with special grade levels of output. Also has a technique charge function that allows the user to upload cursed techniques.
Shibuya Tollgate.png Masamichi Yaga Yaga deployed a team of cursed corpses during the Shibuya Incident to protect Shoko Ieiri's medical tent. Her base of operations was stationed at one of the tollgates with cursed corpses patrolling it. At least four dolls were utilized for surveillance and security purposes.
TakeruCurseCorpse.png Masamichi Yaga Takeru is a cursed made from the soul information of Kusakabe's nephew. He resides in a forest alongside many other of Yaha’s independent cursed corpses.

References

  1. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 4 (p. 19).
  2. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 147 (p. 2).
  3. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 38 (p. 10).
  4. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 147 (p. 15-16).
  5. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 38 (p. 14).

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