Why Does Satoru Gojo Wear a Blindfold in Jujutsu Kaisen? Explained

Why Does Satoru Gojo Wear a Blindfold in Jujutsu Kaisen? Explained

Here's why Satoru Gojo wears a blindfold in Jujutsu Kaisen.

Saying that the lore of the Jujutsu Kaisen universe is dense would be an understatement. There is a slew of characters who are host to different backstories, complicated relationships the series’ factions, and powers that have strict rules on how they’re used or how they work. Satoru Gojo is one such character, and if you’re like a lot of people, one oft-ignored aspect of his design has you wondering: Why does Satoru Gojo wear a blindfold in Jujutsu Kaisen?

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We were asking ourselves the same question, and after doing some research, we have an answer for you.

Why Does Satoru Gojo Cover His Eyes in Jujutsu Kaisen? Answered

To put it as plainly as possible, Satoru Gojo wears a blindfold in Jujutsu Kaisen as a safety precaution for others against his cursed technique Limitless.

Tied to his eyes, the Limitless Cursed Technique causes anyone he makes direct eye contact with to be caught in its space-warping effect. This could make them unable to move anywhere close to him, or unable to move at all if enough of the technique’s power is used. It can also crush a person if the Technique is given enough Cursed Energy to work with, and Gojo is hailed as having an exceptional amount of Cursed Energy multiple times in the series.

This, however, is where the problem lies. While Gojo has a seeming mastery of the technique and more than enough energy to use it with dangerous precision, it’s anyone’s guess how difficult it is to control. If he were to lose control of the ability, it could slaughter his allies or several thousand people in the instant before Gojo was able to force the technique back under his command.

To that end, he keeps himself blindfolded or wears darker-tinted sunglasses in order to keep his technique from activating by accident. It’s similar to how Inumaki limits his speech in order to prevent his Cursed Speech Technique from accidentally hurting someone, and is something Gojo will have to do indefinitely if he wants to ensure others aren’t hurt unnecessarily.

Hopefully, this cleared up why Satoru Gojo Wears a blindfold in Jujutsu Kaisen. For more on the series, check out any of the related articles down below. We’ve also got plenty of other explainer guides tied to the series, covering topics like what Gojo said to Geto in Jujutsu Kaisen 0 and who between Geto and Gojo is stronger.

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Keenan has been a nerd from an early age, watching anime and playing games for as long as I can remember. Since obtaining a bachelor's degree in journalism back in 2017, he has written thousands of articles covering gaming, animation, and entertainment topics galore.