Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 217 is slated to be released in Weekly Shonen Jump issue 16, and the spoilers and raw scans that have already come out have marked the chapter as an action-packed one. As predicted, Sukuna and Yorozu’s battle takes place in this chapter, but it also features a showcasing of techniques from both sides.
In the previous chapter, Sukuna used the Bath to get closer to evil and suppress Megumi’s soul. He tracked down Yorozu, who was in Sendai, after killing Ishigori. Sukuna aimed to completely break Megumi by killing Tsumiki, who was possessed by Yorozu. According to the spoilers, Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 217 is titled The Bath part 2.
Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers for Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 217.
Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 217 spoilers show Sukuna’s use of Megumi’s technique to dominate Yorozu
Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 217 begins with Sukuna facing off against Yorozu with the latter making the first move. Kenjaku’s comments from the previous chapter are proven true as Yorozu demonstrates a strong case of infatuation with Sukuna. She claims that she could sense Sukuna’s presence when Angel could not due to being in love with him.
Yorozu proposes that they fight with the intent to kill and should she win, she will get to marry Sukuna, who agrees very dispassionately. While they primarily engage in hand-to-hand combat, Sukuna summons the Divine Dogs into battle. Evading the attack, Yorozu surrounds Sukuna with an application of her Cursed Technique, “Architecture/Construction”, but he escapes its clutches.
Yorozu had used her technique to build numerous weapons in the past to achieve the status she did. She asks Sukuna why he is not using his own technique and is relying on Megumi’s instead. Sukuna replies that he wants it to appear as if Megumi killed his sister to completely break the boy. This remark startles both Yorozu and Tsumiki, who is trapped within her own body.
Yorozu’s technique is dependent on her command of a semi-autonomous liquid metal (like mercury, perhaps) that changes its volume and shape but maintains a stable physical structure. She takes on a new form, which is described in the spoilers as “flesh armor” and looks like the body of a male wrestler. In retaliation, Sukuna begins to summon Mahoraga.
While Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 217 spoilers mention Yorozu’s infatuation with Sukuna mockingly, it is intriguing that she could sense his presence inside Yuji while Angel, who was obligated to kill the Disgraced, could not. Other than any romantic interest, this speaks of a thorough knowledge of Sukuna’s Curse signature and operating patterns, and this knowledge may yield interesting results in the ongoing fight.
Yorozu’s technique is only mentioned in the spoilers and not many details can be garnered from here. While it would be prudent to wait for the official translations, a basic deduction suggests that she either has access to different Cursed Techniques, or her technique has different applications. Many have suggested that Yorozu is using both her and Tsumiki’s techniques, but no other sorcerer has been seen using their vessel’s techniques so far.
Sukuna, on the other hand, is using Megumi’s technique exclusively. Because he is a Curse, and the King of Curses at that, he operates under different rules than the reincarnated sorcerers. Even then, the sole focus on the Ten Shadows Technique seems excessive and is designed to ensure a very particular outcome. What that is and why it is so desperately sought after by Sukuna should be revealed in the upcoming chapters. It is possible that Sukuna may have made a Binding Vow regarding the use of Megumi’s technique.
Defeating Yorozu by singularly using the Ten Shadows Technique might be the condition of the vow, in exchange for complete control of Megumi’s body. However, Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 217 shows that Sukuna could summon two Divine Dogs, indicating that he received a full retinue of Megumi’s shikigami, including those that were killed. From what Akutami has revealed so far, Sukuna’s taming of Mahoraga will be the thing that makes or breaks this segment of this arc.
Mangaka Akutami has long since hinted that Tsumiki’s role in Megumi’s life will make or break the boy. Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 217 is unclear on whether or not Tsumiki is awake within Yorozu and is alarmed about Sukuna’s intentions regarding her brother, but the raw scans make it appear so. Sukuna wanting it to appear that Megumi killed Tsumiki is also intriguing in that it implies he wants others to find the girl’s body. Sukuna likely plans to isolate Megumi until he can fully control the boy’s will.
The official translations will be released on Monday, March 20, at 12 am JST. According to the spoilers, Jujutsu Kaisen will be on a creative break next week. The series will return in Weekly Shonen Jump issue 18.