The Grasshopper Curse (バッタの
The Grasshopper Curse is named for the obvious type of curse it is. It is a relatively large, bipedal, humanoid curse that strongly resembles a normal grasshopper. The Grasshopper Curse uses two of its six legs to stand on and the other four as arms.
The Grasshopper Curse is not particularly bright. It is capable of speech and communication to some degree, albeit with some occasional trouble. Despite barely being considered intelligent, the Grasshopper Curse believes itself to be very smart. Upon meeting Yuji nearly everything it talked about revolved about either itself being smart or asking if Yuji if he's smart. When Yuji revealed to it that smart people don't really talk about being smart, it was surprised and covered its mouth to stop talking.
Yuji Itadori encountered the Grasshopper curse munching on a human corpse, when he entered the Shibuya Station at the B2F entrance. The young sorcerer asks the curse about Mahito's whereabouts, to which the Grasshopper responded by answering the question and adding that it's protecting a cutain here. Yuji took it upon himself to exorcise the curse in order to get rid of the Curtain. The Grasshopper Curse was initially overpowered, so it tried a surprise attack, but it didn't work and Itadori promptly eliminates the curse.
Abilities and Powers
Overall Skill: Evidenced by its ability to communicate, the Grasshopper Curse is at least grade 2 level cursed spirit with high combat abilities that surpass some semi-grade 1 curses. It is more intelligent than most curses, but the Grasshopper isn't very smart compared to a typical jujutsu sorcerer. In Shibuya it was given two simple tasks: guarding the commissioned curtain and killing non-sorcerers.
Despite having natural physical prowess superior to a normal human, Yuji was far superior in physical skill and easily defeated the curse. Mahito mentioned that it must have taken a strong jujutsu sorcerer to defeat him.
Battles & Events
- The Shibuya Incident
Books Gege Akutami used for inspiration when writing the Grasshopper character.
- When Lonely Grasshoppers Flock Together: The Mutation and Outbreak of the Desert Locust by Dr. Kotaro Ould Maeno
- Bear Storm by Akira Yoshimura.
- Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Vol. 11 (p. 130).
- Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 86 (p. 13).
- Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 87 (p. 16).
- Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 87 (p. 18).
- Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 87 (p. 11).
- Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 87 (p. 2-3).
- Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 87 (p. 1).
- Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 87 (p. 12).
- Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 87 (p. 13-15).