[Jujutsu Kaisen] Maki Zen’in’s strength! What’s heavenly binding curse?

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This article explains the strength of Maki Zen’in, the power of her special grade cursed tool, the characteristics of “heavenly binding curse”, and the reason why he has no spellcasting power.

Zen-in Maki is depicted fighting with a big sword and a special grade cursed tool “Playful Cloud“, and there are no scenes of her using spells. She does not use any spells, but instead shows an extraordinary physical ability.

This is because of the “heavenly binding curse” that Maki was born with, and we will explain about this strength and characteristics.

What you can learn from this article
  • Maki’s technique and spell powers
  • The details of Maki’s strength and fighting style
  • The strength of Maki Zen’in and cursed tool she has

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[Jujutsu Kaisen] Maki Zen’in’s techniques, spells and domain expansion

As Satoru Gojo tells Yuji Itadori in the story, the ability of a sorcerer is said to be 80% talent.

The reason for this is that a sorcerers cannot use sorcery unless they have the techique, a formula that is engraved in their body from birth.

Maki Zen’in has no technique and no spell power!

Maki Zen'in has no technique and no spell power!(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Maki was born with no technique engraved on her body, so she cannot use magic spell.

Furthermore, she cannot even see the curse with the naked eye because her magical power is only that of an ordinary person.

Maki was born into an elite family called the “Zen’in family”, which is one of the top three families in the world of shaman, but because she was born without the technique or even magic power, she was treated almost like a persecutor in her family.

Therefore, as we will see later, the basic style of Maki Zen’in is to handle the cursed tool which contains the curse in advance.

Domain expansion of Maki Zen’in

She has no technique and no spell power, so of course she can’t use “domain expansion”.

It is a high technology that only a few people can use, and it consumes a lot of spell power, so even among the spellcasters in the series, there are few people who can use it.

In Maki’s case, she doesn’t have the technique and the spell power to begin with, so she won’t be able to use the “domain expansion” even if she continues to train.

[Jujutsu Kaisen] The secret of Maki Zen’n’s strength is heavenly binding curse!

So far, we have talked about the fact that Maki’s body is not engraved with any techniques and that she was born without any spell power.

She was born into the Zen’in family, one of the top three families in Japan, but she was born with zero talent.

But in fact, instead of having no technique, She has extraordinary physical abilities.


This kind of phenomenon is called “heavenly binding curse“, which means “sacrificing something and in exchange, another ability becomes extremely strong”.

Through this, Maki has acquired extraordinary, inhuman physical abilities in exchange for her technique, and this is especially true when she is holding a cursed tool.

In particular, when she is holding the special grade cursed tool “Playful Cloud“, she shows her immense strength.

Maki Zen’in has no spell power, but she has an extraordinary physical ability.

Maki Zen'in has no spell power, but she has an extraordinary physical ability.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Maki’s physical and athletic abilities have been described throughout the story.

The main character, Yuji Itadori, is like a monster who can throw the cannonball more than 30 meters (the world record is 23.12 meters) and run 50 meters in 3 seconds, but Yuji described Maki’s physical ability as “incredible”.


Maki reacted to even that and caught the bullet with her bare hands.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

The most extreme moment is the fight with Mai in chapter 42 of volume 5 of the manga.

After Mai has finished firing six rounds, the maximum number of rounds for the revolver, Maki runs into him before he can reload.

However, Mai’s technique “Construction” creates a “seventh bullet”, and she delivers a killing blow to Maki at first sight.

But Maki reacted to even that and caught the bullet with her bare hands.


This is a feat that can only be accomplished with a dynamic eyesight, reflexes and physical ability, and this physical ability is Maki’s greatest strength.

Her fighting style is close combat using cursed tools.

Maki’s fighting style is “close combat with cursed tools”, as she has uncommon physical abilities due to her “heavenly binding curse“.

Cursed tool” is not a normal weapon, but a weapon that has a curse put into it beforehand. If you use this, even Maki who has no curse power can exorcise the curse spirit.

As Megumi Fushiguro says “Maki is the best student in handling cursed tools”, Maki is wielding various cursed tools in the story.

Maki’s glasses are to see the curse

Maki's glasses are to see the curse(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

The glasses that Maki always wears are also a kind of cursed tool, through which even a person who has no spell power can see the curse.

Maki was born without the magic power to see curses, so she cannot see them with the naked eye.

This is why she must wear these glasses in battle.

Maki usually uses a large sword.

Maki usually uses a large sword.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

The sword that Maki usually carries in battle is a long-reach, spear-like large sword.

At the goodwill event, she overpowered Kasumi Miwa with this big sword, and even Miwa’s sword, which is supposed to be more flexible, could not get close to her.

Cursed tool: Demon slaughter

Cursed tool: Demon slaughter(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Demon slaughter” belongs to Maki, but Satoru Gojo borrowed it from Maki and lent it (without permission) to Yuji Itadori.

In the 4th chapter of the 1st volume of the manga, Yuji uses it.

And even Yuji, who couldn’t control his spell power at that time, was able to exorcise the cursed spirits with “Demon slaughter”.


Incidentally,”Demon slaughter” was destroyed during the battle with the Special grade cursed spirits that had captured Sukuna’s finger.

Yuji, who didn’t know that “Demon slaughter” was Maki’s personal possession, was in a cold sweat during the strategy meeting when Maki said to him, “Give me back Demon slaughter.”.

Special grade cursed tool: Playful Cloud

Special grade cursed tool: Playful Cloud(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Like the grade of the sorcerer, the spells are graded according to the strength and characteristics of the curse.

Playful Cloud” is the highest grade of cursed tool, and its destructive power increases according to the user’s physical strength.

The power of the spell was such that it could damage a far superior cursed spirit, even from the top of the guard, and even break the guarded arm.

So “Playful Cloud” allows Maki to make the most of her extraordinary physical abilities.


“Playful Cloud” is the cursed tool that has been used many times, such as in the battle of Hanami at the goodwill event and the battle of Dagon at the Shibuya Incident.

As for carrying it around, Megumi Fushiguro uses the technique “Shadow rule of ten spiecies” to store it in his shadow.

Toji Fushiguro is the perfection that Maki Zen’in is aiming for.

Toji Fushiguro is the perfection that Maki Zen'in is aiming for.(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

So far, we have explained about the physical abilities and cursed tools of Maki Zen’in.

In the story, there is another character who had the same type of “heavenly binding curse” as Maki, and that is Toji Zen’in.

He was born into the Zen’in family, but changed his name to “Toji Fushiguro” when he left the Zen’in family and became a son-in-law.

Maki was born with no technique and only the spell power of an ordinary person, but Toji was born with “no technique and completely zero spell power“.

Because of this “heavenly binding curse”, Toji had a physical ability that even Maki couldn’t match, and of course he couldn’t exorcise the curse if he didn’t have a cursed tool, but on the contrary, if he had a cursed tool, he had the fighting ability to exorcise even a special grade cursed spirit.


His strength is such that he defeated Gojo and Geto about 10 years ago, and probably the only person who has defeated Gojo is Toji.

Toji’s strength and his fighting style using cursed tools are what Maki would aim to eventually.

Maki Zen’in evolved like Toji Fushiguro!

Maki Zen'in made a revolution!(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

In chapter 149, Maki evolved and and got overwhelming power.

In Zen’in family, they made a plan to kill Maki and Mai to blame them for supporting Gojo.

So Ogi Zen’in beated Mai and Maki, then he threw them out at the discipline room where so many cursed spirits are there.

Then Mai devoted her life to Maki and got rid of her spell power completely.

This condition is the same as Toji Fushiguro, so Maki’s heavenly binding curse is completed.

It means that Maki got a overwhelming strength like Toji Fushiguro which used to defeat Gojo in the past.

[Jujutsu Kaisen] The strength of Maki Zen’in’!

So far, we have explained about the high physical ability of Maki Zen’in due to her heavenly binding curse.

As mentioned above, Maki’s physical ability is far from normal, but let’s see how good she is in actual combat with a cursed spirit and curse user.

Due to the interference of the Zen’in family, she has always been a 4th grade spellcaster.

There are different grades of sorcerer. The 4th grade is the lowest, and the special grade is the highest.

The “special grade” is a grade that is given to those who are out of the ordinary, so in reality, a spellcaster should aim for the “1st grade”.


On the other hand, Maki’s grade is 4th grade, which is the lowest.

This is not because Maki is weak, but because the Zentoin family has always prevented her from being promoted, and since her first year at the college, Maki has been stuck at the 4th grade.

The real power is more than a second grade spellcaster

The real power is more than a second grade spellcaster(C)Gege Akutami/Shueisha

Maki’s grade as a spellcaster is 4th class, but of course her actual ability is much higher.

It is said that she is the best student in handling cursed tools, and because of her tremendous physical ability due to her “heavenly binding curse”, Kasumi Miwa, who has actually fights with her, says that she can defeat a 2nd grade curses without difficulty.


As for the grade of the spellcaster, for example, a 2nd-class spellcaster is said to be “able to defeat a second-grade curse as a matter of course” and a 1st-grade spellcaster is said to be “able to defeat a 1st-grade curse as a matter of course”.

Based on Miwa’s assessment, Maki is at least as good as a 2nd grade spellcaster.

The strength of Maki Zen’in is depending on curse tools she uses.

As mentioned above, Maki’s main style of fighting is using cursed tools, so her ability to fight against cursed spirits depends greatly on the performance of her cursed tools.

Therefore, Maki’s strength is the strongest when she has the most powerful spellcasting tool, “Playful Cloud”.

[Jujutsu Kaisen] Maki is the eldest daughter of Ogi Zen-in.

In chapter 138, Naoya Zen’in said to Ogi Zen’in on the topic of the new head of the family.

Your daughters are out of the question

From his comment, It was clear that Maki and Mai are daughter of Ogi Zen’in.

But Ogi calls Maki as “Failures“, so their relationship is extremely bad.

Conclusion of “[Jujutsu Kaisen] Maki Zen’in’s strength! What’s heavenly binding curse?”

This article explains the strength of Maki Zen’in, the power of the special grade cursed tool “Playful Cloud”, the characteristics of heavenly binding curse, and the reason for his lack of spell power.

Because Maki was not born with the technique and spell power, she is unable to use spells, and is even persecuted by Zen’in family for this, so she is not in a position to become a spellcaster under normal circumstances.

However, Maki’s indomitable spirit motivates her to become a 1st-grade spellcaster, so that she can pay them back.

I’m looking forward to seeing Maki’s growth and activities.

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