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Cursed Techniques ( (じゅ) (じゅつ) (しき) Jujutsushiki?), commonly shortened to simply Techniques ( (じゅつ) (しき) Jutsushiki?), are a form of advanced jujutsu that grant the user specialized abilities. Different types include innate techniques, barrier techniques, shikigami, and all jujutsu they encompass as well.

Description

If cursed energy is comparable to electricity, cursed techniques are home appliances that use cursed energy to fuel them. Cursed energy can be used as a blunt force, or to reinforce the body, but these applications are not considered cursed techniques. Instead, cursed techniques flow cursed energy into them to carry out a specific function, granting the user a special ability.[1]

Innate Techniques

Innate Techniques (生得術式 Shōtoku Jutsushiki?) are intrinsic supernatural powers congenitally engraved into a sorcerer when they are born.[2] They generally manifest around the age of five or six[3] and are completely unique to the respective user. These techniques cannot be copied in most cases because they require innate talent to possess. For those who possess an innate technique, it is considered to be 80% of their skillset.[2]

Even among sorcerers, it is rare to possess enough intrinsic talent to be born with an innate technique. Those born with one can train theirs to be stronger even if it is considered to be weak once they first learn to use it.[4]

When someone refers to their own personal cursed technique, they're generally talking about their innate technique.[5][6]


Innate Technique User Description
I'm Nobara Kugisaki (Anime).png Nobara Kugisaki Nobara Kugisaki's "Straw Doll Technique" grants her the ability to manipulate her hammer, nails, and straw doll. By flowing her cursed energy through her equipment, Nobara can launch nails from long range and detonate them[7], or use her straw doll as an effigy to deal damage to her opponent's body.[8]
Sukuna cuts the Finger Bearer to ribbons (Anime).gif Sukuna Sukuna's technique is divided into two types of slashing attacks. The default slash is Dismantle allowing Sukuna to instantly slash apart his target into countless small cubes. The other, Cleave, can be adjusted with cursed energy to cut down tougher opponents in one powerful slash.[9]
Jogo using flames on Gojo.gif Jogo Jogo's Disaster Flames is based on the natural disaster of volcanoes, granting him the ability to manipulate lava among other pyrokinetic abilities.[10][11][12]
Hanami summons a cursed bud flower (Anime).png Hanami Hanami's Disaster Plants allows him to freely conjure and manipulate various cursed plants and wood-based attacks manifested from his cursed energy.[13] Plants do not embrace cursed energy, Hanami absorbs their life force and converts it.[14]
Ratio Technique (Anime).png Kento Nanami Nanami's "Ratio Technique" divides his target with ten lines and forcibly create a weak spot at the ratio point of seven to three. He can freely choose which part to divide, including the subjects, head, torso, arms, and legs.[15]
Idle Transfiguration.gif Mahito Mahito's "Idle Transfiguration" grants him the power to warp the shape of souls. By manipulating souls, Mahito can change the shape of his own body or the shape of anyone he touches.[16]
Momo hits Nobara with Cursed Energy Wind (Anime).gif Momo Nishimiya Momo Nishimiya's "Tool Manipulation" allows her to freely manipulate of her broom telepathically. This grants her the ability to fly, as well as swipe the broom through the air swiftly to create strong gusts of cursed energy wind.[17]
Construction explained (Anime).png Mai Zenin Mai Zenin's "Construction" uses an immense amount of Cursed Energy to create objects from nothing. She uses it to create an extra bullet, with her limit being once per day.[18]
Boogie Woogie (Anime).gif Aoi Todo Aoi Todo's "Boogie Woogie" can interchange his position with someone else using clapping as the trigger.[19] He can change switch two targets outside of himself as well.[20] The targets Todo can switch within the effective range of his technique is anything that possess cursed energy above a certain level.[21]
Gakuganji's cursed technique (Anime).png Yoshinobu Gakuganji Yoshinobu Gakuganji's technique uses his body as a sound amplification device amplifying the melodies he plays on his electric guitar and launching it in waves of cursed energy.[22]
Eso takes a hostage (Anime).png Eso & Kechizu Eso and Kechizu's "Rot Technique" allows them to manipulate their own blood, which has highly corrosive properties.[23]
Puppet Manipulation.png Kokichi Muta Kokichi Muta's "Puppet Manipulation" allows him to freely control numerous cursed corpse puppets remotely. His Heavenly Restriction allows this technique to be spread over a wide range, capable of controlling puppets all cross Japan.[24]
Suguru summoning two strong Cursed Spirits.png Suguru Geto Suguru Geto's "Cursed Spirit Manipulation" allows him to control conquered cursed spirits. If the difference in grade is two or more, he can absorb a curse with no conditions attatched.[25]
Immortality.png Tengen Master Tengen's "Immortality" grants them eternal life but it does not stop the aging process..[26]
Cloning Technique.png Bag-mask Curse User A "Cloning Technique" that maxes out at five including the original caster. The user can change their real body with any of the clones at any time to avoid danger.[27]
Auspicious Beasts Summon.png Takuma Ino Ino's "Auspicious Beasts Summon" is a seance technique that allows him to become a spiritual medium by hiding his face with a mask. He can summon and use the abilities of four auspicious beasts: Kaichi, Reiki, Kirin, and Ryu.[28]
Inverse.png Jiro Awasaka While Awasaka's "Inverse" is activated, strong attacks becoming weaker the stronger they are and vise versa. However, there is a limit to the maximum and minimum amount of damage the technique can affect.[29]
Ogami impersonating a girl to kill her father.png Ogami Granny Ogami's "Séance Technique" can summon the body or soul information from a deceased person using their corpse, allowing her to shape-shift herself or a willing participant into that person.[30]
Mei Mei sharing vision with her crows.png Mei Mei Mei Mei's "Black Bird Manipulation" allows her to telepathically control crows and see whatever they see.[31]
Nanako using her innate technique.png Nanako Hasaba Nanako's technique allows her to manipulate a photographed subject that she captures an image of using the camera on her cellphone. She used once used it on herself to move from one area to another, but the process tired her out quickly.[32]
Miracles.png Haruta Shigemo Shigemo's "Miracles" stores little everyday miracles after erasing them from his memory. Stored miracles are represented by the lines underneath Shigemo's eyes. Miracles are released when his life is in danger, altering Shigemo's luck and allowing him to survive would-be fatal blows.[33]
Arata using his technique on Yuji.png Arata Nitta By applying his technique to an injury, Arata can stop wounds from getting worse. The technique cannot heal wounds like a reverse cursed technique, but it can stop bleeding and dull pain. This only applies to injuries sustained before Arata's technique is used.[34]


Extension Techniques

Extension Techniques ( (かく) (ちょぅ) (じゅつ) (しき) Kakuchō Jutsushiki?) are attacks, spells, or abilities derived from the user's innate technique (i.e., "Collapse" is an extension technique of Kento Nanami's Ratio Technique.)[35] Innate techniques cannot be changed or altered, but they can be trained to maximize their applications into extension techniques.[36]

Maximum Techniques

Maximum Techniques ( (ごく) () (ばん) (じゅつ) (しき) Gokunoban Jutsushiki?) are an innate technique's most supreme art. (i.e., "Maximum: Uzumaki" is the maximum technique of Suguru Geto's Cursed Spirit Manipulation.) They are the most powerful attacks a cursed technique can perform outside of Domain Expansion.[37]

Maximum Technique Parent Technique Description
Pseudo-Geto's Uzumaki.png Cursed Spirit Manipulation Suguru Geto's "Maximum: Uzumaki" combines all cursed spirit's in the user's possession into one and hits their target with a blast of super-condensed cursed energy. When cursed spirits of semi-grade or higher are used, their cursed techniques are extracted. This allows the curse manipulator to utilize the extracted technique even after the original cursed spirit was used for Uzumaki.[38]
Wing King (Anime).png Rot Technique Eso's "Maximum: Wing King" creates wasp-like wings of blood that extend from the user's back. The wings can change shape and extend for offensive purposes or to increase the user's mobility.[39] Supreme Wing King and Decay cannot be utilized at the same time.[40]
Maximum Meteor crashing into Shibuya.png Disaster Flames Jogo's "Maximum: Meteor" manifests a giganting flaming meteor for him to throw at his opponent. It has enough destructive power to level a city.[41]


Inherited Techniques

Inherited Techniques (相伝術式 Sōden Jutsushiki?) are innate techniques that can be passed down through the bloodlines of sorcerer families.[42] These techniques are especially powerful even among cursed techniques. Cultivating and passing down these techniques is what allows sorcerer families to maintain their prosperity in the jujutsu community.[43]

Inherited Technique users have the advantage of being equipped with a manual on how to use them. However, passing down a technique through generations also presents the issue of other groups learning how the ability works, along with it's shortcomings.[44]


Inherited Technique Sorcerer Family Description
Megumi summoning Divine Dog.gif Zenin Family The "Ten Shadows Technique" of the Zenin Family can summon up to ten powerful shikigami using shadows as an intermediary.[45]
Satoru activating Red and Blue (Anime).png Gojo Family The "Limitless" technique of the Gojo Family uses jujutsu to bring the convergence and divergence of an infinite series into reality, allowing the user to freely manipulate and distort space.[46]
Blood Manipulation (Anime).gif Kamo Family "Blood Manipulation" is the prized technique of the Kamo Family. It allows the user to control blood inside and outside their body down to a cellular level.[45] This technique is treasured for its overall balance and has few known weaknesses.[47]
Toge commands a curse to get crushed.png Inumaki Family The "Cursed Speech" of the Inumaki Family infuses spoken words with cursed energy to increase the spirit of the words, forcibly compelling anyone who hears to follow his commands. The bigger the command, the larger the backlash on the user's vocal chords.[48] The target's cursed energy compared to the user can increase this drawback as well.[49]
Naobito using Projection Sorcery.png Zenin Family "Projection Sorcery" divides one second into twenty-four frames and allows the user to trace a predetermined course. Anything touched by the user's palm must also abide by the 24 FPS rule or they will be frozen for one second inside an animation frame, leaving them completely vulnerable to attack.[50]


Barrier Techniques

Barrier Techniques (結界術式, Kekkai Jutsushiki) are techniques that allow the user to erect and manipulate barrier walls. They can be used to conceal entire areas, shield the user, or trap opponents, among various other uses. Barrier techniques are the simplest and most common cursed technique, as they require no innate talent to utilize.[2] Anyone with enough cursed energy can learn to erect barriers with enough training, such as non-combatant Jujutsu High managers.[51][52]

However, advanced barrier mechanics can be complex for even the most talented jujutsu practitioners. Many strong sorcerers with innate techniques can't perform barrier techniques.[53] For example, creating a barrier is simple enough, but making it so only certain people can exit requires advanced skills.[54]


Barrier Technique Name Description
Curtain (Anime).png Curtain A basic barrier that turns the sky black and creates a dome that conceals the area from the outside world. Its primary use is to conceal jujutsu related events from civilians and cause curses to reveal themselves.[55][56]
Kasumi prepares her Simple Domain (Anime).png Simple Domain "The domain for the weak". Simple Domain is a technique that erects a small barrier around the user to protect them from enemy Domain Expansions.[57]
Coffin of the Iron Mountain (Anime).png Domain Expansion Domain Expansion manifests the user's innate domain and traps their desired target inside the barrier. Their innate technique is amplified and all techniques deployed inside the domain will automatically hit.[58][59]
Jogo and Hanami using Domain Amplification.png Domain Amplification Domain Amplification coats the user in an aura that automatically nullifies any technique it comes into contact with.[60] It cannot be activated at the same time as the user's innate technique.[61]
Falling Blossom Emotion.png Secret Art: Falling Blossom Emotion An anti Domain Expansion technique passed down through in the Big Three Sorcerer Families. Instead of expanding a domain like Simple Domain, Falling Blossom Emotion counterattacks with cursed energy the moment a cursed technique's guaranteed hit makes contact.[62]


Reverse Cursed Technique

Main Article: Reverse Cursed Technique

Cursed energy stems from negative emotions and human bodies can't be regenerated by it. In order to generate positive energy, negative energy must be multiplied together. This can be achieved through a reverse cursed technique. Doing so is simple enough in theory but it requires extremely sophisticated cursed energy manipulation that most sorcerers can't pull off.[63]

Shikigami

Main Article: Shikigami

The ability to conjure Shikigami (式神 Shikigami?) is also considered to be a cursed technique. While some shikigami users may not have their own innate technique, their shikigami may possess special powers.[64] Additionally, some innate techniques like the Ten Shadows Technique revolve around summoning shikigami.[65]

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