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Toge Inumaki ( (いぬ) (まき) (とげ) Inumaki Toge?) is a supporting character in the Jujutsu Kaisen series. He is a descendant of the Inumaki Family who inherited the rare and powerful cursed speech technique. Toge is a second-year at Tokyo Jujutsu High along Yuta, Maki, and Panda.

Appearance

Toge is a slim young man with light skin, brown eyes, and mid-length straight hair.[2] He was born with the "Snake and Fangs" seal of the Inumaki family on his tongue and both cheeks, so his jujutsu student uniform with a high collar tailored into it that covers his mouth. While training, Toge wears a zipped-up dark collar underneath a white short sleeve shirt with athletic pants and shoes. After the Shibuya Incident, Toge lost his arm due to Sukuna's attack.

In 2017, Toge had shorter, spiky hair similar to Yuji's that eventually grew into his new hairstyle of 2018. He had a similar uniform, but he had a light-tan turtleneck sweater that he wore underneath a normal student uniform.

In the anime adaptation, Toge has platinum blonde hair with purple-colored eyes and his uniform is a royal blue color

Personality

Toge initially appears to be a quiet and distant boy, and somewhat intimidating to Yuta Okkotsu when they first met. However, beneath his calm and somewhat aloof persona, Toge is actually a very insightful and caring individual. He doesn't speak in order to prevent accidentally cursing someone with his enchanted words.

Toge's kindness connecting with Yuta.

The only reason Toge seemed scary to Yuta was because he was protective of Maki and Panda against Rika. Once Toge learned that Yuta's situation wasn't so different from his own, he instantly began to open up. Due to his lack of clear communication with someone unfamiliar with him, this was difficult for Toge to convey. Through his actions Toge proved to Yuta that he was a kind comrade who only wishes to look out for others.

While cursed by his own ability, Toge understands that he wields a great power. He's very intelligent and able to stay calm in any situation, always knowing when and when not to use it. Additionally, Toge has proven himself to be very confident and brave.

At the Goodwill Event, after only just meeting Yuji, he wanted to go back and save him from being attacked by the Kyoto students. He never panicked a single time against the special grade curse, Hanami. Even after his own throat began giving out from the weight of his curse, Toge still stepped up to send one final spell Hanami's way.

Abilities and Powers

Toge's team mounting a defense using his ability to immobilize their special grade opponent.

Overall Skill Level: As a member of the Inumaki family, Toge is a respected semi-grade 1 sorcerer. Next to Aoi Todo, Toge is considered to be among the strongest and most respected jujutsu student outside of Yuta and Hakari. His cursed technique and athletic ability have earned him a strong reputation among the students and even Geto believed he was a sorcerer blessed with great potential. Toge is highly intelligent with high stamina as well as an expert understanding of how to wield his powerful cursed technique.

High Mobility: While not quite as fast as freaks of nature like Yuji or Maki, Toge is a very athletic individual. He is quick on his feet and very nimble, able to evade Hanami's attacks and lead him on a long chase through the battlefield until Toge could find his comrades. Toge was also one of the only students in the baseball game who took a base clean after batting and remained a threat to steal. Even Yuji was surprised by Toge's speed, which Maki also endorsed.

High Endurance: Toge's cursed speech requires a high amount of stamina to use. It causes extreme throat irritation that can cause Toge to cough up blood if overused. Despite this, Toge continues fighting even after reaching his limit and can still unleash commands against higher level opponents.

Jujutsu

Cursed Energy Manipulation
Great Cursed Energy: Alongside stamina, cursed speech requires a high degree of cursed energy, especially if Toge faces off against a powerful curse. His ability can spread over a wide range and affect all curses weaker than him without fail. His very presence on the battlefield makes it difficult for anyone against him to focus due to the nature of his technique. While overusing his ability creates backlash to his body, Toge can still unleash attacks capable of affecting special grade curses as well.
Inherited Technique
Toge commands a curse to get crushed.png Cursed Speech (呪言 Jugon?): Toge possesses the "Snake & Fangs" seal of the Inumaki clan on his tongue and around both sides of his mouth. This allows Toge to infuse his words with cursed energy to improve the spirit of his commands, forcing all those who hear it to obey. The more demanding the command, the more of a toll it pays on Toge's body. Weaker curses can be exorcised with powerful commands without backlash, but even less powerful words will consume more energy and stamina when used against opponents with more cursed energy than Toge. Communication devices and voice amplifiers, such as cellphones and bullhorns, do not disrupt Toge's technique, allowing him to project his words and their effects over a longer distance if need be.
"Explode" causes Toge's target to violently explode. He used it to effortlessly exorcise a swarm of weak curses. Toge commands a swarm of curses to burst.png
"Get Twisted" forces an appendage of a curse to twist to the point of complete disfigurement. He used this in an attempt to exorcise a Grade 2 curse, though it avoids fatal damage. Toge using Twist on a Curse.png
"Get Crushed" causes the target to implode until they're flattened out. Toge used this to finish off the aforementioned Grade 2. Toge using Get Crushed on a Curse.png
"Crumble Away" creates a small field of intensely heavy gravity that crushes the target until they're violently sent underground. Toge used this in an attempt to kill Suguru Geto. Toge and Panda vs. Geto.png
"Don't Move" or "Stop" completely immobilizes Toge's target or any of their attacks. He first used "Don't Move" to stop Aoi Todo and then repeatedly commanded Hanami to stop in their fight. Cursed Speech (Anime).gif
"Sleep" instantly sends whoever hears the command into a deep sleep. Toge used this to incapacitate Kasumi Miwa over the phone. Toge orders Kasumi to sleep (Anime).png
"Return" can forcibly dispel a Shikigami. He used this command to return Megumi's Divine Dog after using it for tracking purposes. Toge using Return on Divine Dog (Anime).png
"Run Away" forces Inumaki's target to flee the area. He used this to command his allies to run away from Hanami's approach. Toge telling Megumi and Noritoshi to run away (Anime).png
"Blast Away" is a powerful command that creates an explosive impact of great concussive force strong enough to send a special grade curse crashing up the side of a temple. Toge using Blast Away on Hanami (Anime).gif

Equipment

Conventional Tools
Toge's Cough Syrup (Anime).png Toge carries around cough syrup to treat his irritated throat whenever he's in battle. Using it greatly prolonges the time Toge can use his cursed speech before reaching his limit.

Battles and Events

Cursed Child Arc

Kyoto Goodwill Event Arc

Trivia

  • Due to his abilities, Toge is forced to communicate with a limited vocabulary restricted to rice ball ingredients.
    • Toge's Safe Words:
      • Salmon (しゃけ Shake?): Used for affirmation.[3]
      • Fish Flakes (おかか Okaka?): Used for negation.[4]
      • Kelp (こんぶ Konbu?): Used as a greeting.[5]
      • Everything else is gibberish.[6]
  • Toge ranked 4th place in the manga's 1st Character Popularity Poll with 12,088 votes.
  • He shares the same English voice actor with Aoi Todo.

References

  1. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Vol. 15, Profile
  2. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 107.
  3. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Vol. 0 (p. 104).
  4. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Vol. 0 (p. 104).
  5. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Vol. 0 (p. 104).
  6. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Vol. 0 (p. 104).

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