Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 125 was one of the heaviest chapters of the whole series. As of yet we haven’t seen any extremely serious incident happening and any important character die in the series. But, Chapter 125 says a different story. Chapter 124 foreshadowed the death of Nobara Kugisaki after she is weakened by Mahito. But, the chapter ended with a cliffhanger.
Chapter 125 was mostly Nobara recalling her childhood and her experiences in the village she lived with her only friend. And after her stops recalling everything, we see that the left part of her face explodes.
Well for an average manga character we could have easily said that she is dead, since, we also see her left eye popping off.
But, this is Nobara we are talking about, one of the promising first year student in Jujutsu High.
HEAVY SPOILERS AHEAD!!
Is Nobara Kugisaki Dead?
After reading Chapter 125 it was almost sure that she must have died, but in Chapter 127 we can say that there is 50% chance.
If we try to recall Nobara’s power, she is easily capable to control anyone with her voodoo dolls. For anyone who is facing her for the first time, they will underestimate her ability siting that her magic does not have considerable “Fire Power.” But, what the opponents miss is that Kugisaki is skilled in what she does, and also her intelligence towards the way she uses her magic gives her an edge.
The question still lies! Is she dead or alive?
My prediction is she is alive, but seriously injured.
After Nitta heals Nobara and Itadori, she tells that Nobara does not have any pulse and she isn’t breathing. There are, but, only few chances that she may survive.
Nitta later retreats with Nobara.
In a recent interview, mangaka of Jujutsu Kaisen reply to the question – “Is Nobara Dead or Alive?” have left fans in a stressful situation. Look at the below tweet:
In the latest Chapter 144, we see Itadori asking Megumi about Kugisaki’s status, and the way Itadori reacted filled us with more stress than ever before.
Previous month, Akutami finally talked about Nobara’s condition and even he said, “We still don’t know if Nobara is alive or dead.”
The last time we saw Nobara was in chapter 124, and it’s exactly 20 chapters, and yet to reports about her status. Let’s see how things turn out in the end.
As the chapters move forward, we see that slowly other characters are revealed. In one of the previous chapters when Yuta was introduced, we came to learn about Inumaki’s situation. In chapter 144, we see that Maki is barely alive, though she has got a scar on her face now.
Most probably, in the future chapters, we will also get to know Kugisaki’s status.
Now that Nitta has retreated with Nobara, how can she save her?
Jujutsu High has a doctor Shoko Ieiri, who is capable enough to bring anyone back to their usual form.
After Nobara is healed, maybe she will says that the deep scar makes her even more beautiful, given the confident personality she has.
On the other hand if she dies, this will be a life changing even for Itadori, since, she was hit in front of his eyes, and he was not able to do anything.
But, if she is killed off, it will be a major talent wasted, just to provide the main protagonist and the series a major push ahead.
This scene, is different from when Jiraya was killed in Naruto.
After Nobara was hit by Mahito, Itadori was too late to save her, and by his facial reaction, he is already starting to blame himself for not saving her.
On top of it, if Nobara dies, it will be the worst reality for Itadori. He is already blaming himself for every death, and now if Nobara dies, he will be completely broken.
But, even though Itadori fell into deep despair, he got up and returned to his full-form after Todo arrives.
Itadori takes a vow that he will avenge Nanami and Nobara, and lands a Black Flash on Mahito.
Now, he is up and ready to fight with Todo.
Who will Win?
Well we have seen how terrifying Mahito’s power is, since we have seen him fighting Nanami and Nobara. But, Mahito has not yet faced the two nightmare sorcerers. That is Satoru and Todo.
Satoru has already said that Todo has the capability of surpassing him in the near future.
But, as of now we don’t know how powerful Todo is when he goes all-out. But, what is known is that when he once went all-out he single-handedly killed more than 100 curses.
So, there is a great chance that Mahito will meet his end against Todo. Or maybe, Itadori will finish him in his style. But, Mahito dying will be a game-changing event in the Jujutsu Kaisen Universe. In most of the Battles between Sorcerers and Devils we have seen that one way or other the Devils have an upper hand.
Nobara’s Cursed Technique
On paper Nobara’s power is simply voodoo doll magic. But, while facing her opponent, she is terrifying. One touch into her opponent and she will control her enemy.
But, what makes her power even more special is that, she can even hurt her opponent’s soul. More Jujutsu Sorcerers attack the physical body and apply brute force to take down their enemy, but, Nobara can damage both her opponent’s physical body and their soul.
That’s why Mahito was afraid while fighting her. Nobara’s power was damaging the basic core of Mahito’s power.
Mahito’s Cursed Technique
Mahito is younger than Jogo, but, he was powerful enough to fight Nanami and forced him to become serious.
In short Mahito’s power is Soul Manipulation.
Mahito is capable of reshaping souls according to his own will. This makes him almost invincible, since most Jujutsu Sorcerers attack the physical body and fail to touch the soul.
This makes Nobara a Natural Enemy of Mahito. Since, she can directly damage anyone’s soul.
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