Why Did Suguru Geto Turn Evil In Jujutsu Kaisen? (Explained)

Suguru Geto was the main antagonist of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie but season 2 showed him in a different light when he was still back in Jujutsu High as a cheerful student and Gojo’s friend. So what made him question his life and why did he turn evil?

Disclaimer—Spoilers ahead! This article covers the events of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Season 1, and Season 2. If you have yet to watch any of these, you should complete the series and return to avoid major spoilers.

Although introduced as an antagonist in Jujutsu Kaisen, there was more to the story of Suguru Geto, which came into the limelight in the first five episodes of Jujutsu Kaisen season 2. The Hidden Inventory Arc features Gojo’s past and highlights his bond with Geto during one of their toughest missions. The action-packed arc also featured Megumi’s Dad, and the events at the end of it had an unprecedented outcome. They were one of the leading causes behind why Suguru Geto turned evil in Jujutsu Kaisen.

Suguru Geto became a fan favorite right from the movie, which featured the Cursed Child arc. However, his presence in the Hidden Inventory arc was a refreshment for fans as they got to see his background and understand why he turned into what he was in the movie. Gojo and Geto were poles opposite right from the beginning. While Geto was featured as the villain and Gojo the hero, the Hidden Inventory arc showed how that was not precisely true.

With all his Six Eyes powers and Infinity, Gojo was lined up to be what Geto became. In some ways, the drastic change in Geto also somewhat reasoned with Gojo to be the hero and the sensei that we have known him to be throughout the series. The death of Riko Amanai in the series is the turning point for Geto, and a few events after that force him to be the main antagonist against those who do not possess any cursed energy.

Why Suguru Geto Turned Evil in Jujutsu Kaisen?

What Made Geto Turn Evil in JJK
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While Riko Amanai was the main turning point, Geto was the first to accept that those without cursed energy never saw Jujutsu Sorcerors as anything but freaks. The death of Riko Amanai, the Star Plasma Vessel, was cheered on by the Star Religious Group while Gojo was taking her body back from their headquarters. The Star Religious Group, filled with non-cursed users, were the ones who initiated the hit on Riko, whom Toji Fushiguro later killed. This was the first straw, after which Geto Turned Evil In Jujutsu Kaisen or at least started walking on that path.

Why Did Suguru Geto Turn Evil In Jujutsu Kaisen
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After the events with Riko, Suguru Geto had a conversation with Yuki Tsukumo. Yuki tells Geto that Jujutsu sorcerers do not create cursed spirits except for those who become vengeful spirits. She explains why and tells him that cursed spirits would no longer exist if every human were a sorcerer. Geto says it would also be possible if all the non-exorcists were to be killed. Unknown to Yuki at that time, this was the conversation that planted the seed of hate and racism towards non-cursed users.

Geto Hated Non Curse Users after Riko's Death in Jujutsu Kaisen
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The final straw was Geto’s encounter with Mimiko and Nanako Hasaba. The twins were captured, beaten, and imprisoned by some of the villagers living there as they believed that they were the cause of all the deaths in the village. Although Geto was sent there to investigate the cause of death, the treatment of the twins turned Geto’s hate more powerful as he killed all the villagers and rescued them instead. Upbringing the twins, Geto took out the Star Religious Group next and turned into the antagonist we saw in Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

While his dream to create a world full of sorcerers was noble, it could only be accomplished by turning to a path of evil and killing every non-sorcerer. Although Suguru Geto turned evil in Jujutsu Kaisen, he never actually looked to hurt anyone with cursed energy and only attacked Jujutsu High as part of his plan to get Yuta Okkotsu and the special grade vengeful cursed spirit, Rika, aka the Queen of Curses, in the series.

Suguru Geto Was Killed by Gojo at the end of JJK 0
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Suguru Geto was finally defeated by Yuta Okkutsu in Jujutsu Kaisen 0 and then killed by Gojo towards the end of the arc. While we see Geto in JJK Season 1 and Season 2, it is Kenjaku, an ancient curse user who has survived for a thousand years by transplanting his brain into others. The fan-favorite Suguru Geto is dead, and Kenjaku commands the body now.

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