Their journey began at Tokyo Jujutsu High, where Gojo exuded a relaxed demeanour while Geto upheld unwavering principles.
Unified by their commitment to aid the weak and protect their realm, Gojo and Geto’s partnership deepened as they honed their sorcery skills and undertook joint missions.
Their outstanding abilities earned them the title of “Strongest Duo”at Tokyo Jujutsu High, a testament to their steadfast collaboration in reaching their full potential.
The initial introduction of Geto and Gojo painted a portrait of their close companionship, as evidenced by their casual use of each other’s first names—Suguru and Satoru—a practice reserved for the most intimate friendships in Japan. This familiarity endured over time.
This extraordinary friendship was treasured by both, forming the foundation of their relationship.
Their close connection went beyond the bounds of traditional friendship, yet their partnership was not without ideological disputes.
Gojo’s viewpoint was one of revolution, typified by an ever-evolving attitude that frequently deviated from the Jujutsu World’s established rules. Some of this domain’s fundamental ideas and notions remained unclear and ambiguous to him.
In contrast, Geto exhibited a keen understanding of the intricacies within the jujutsu verse.
He possessed an astute knowledge of the jujutsu world’s workings, nuances, and the dynamics that shaped it.
Geto acted as a conduit for Gojo to learn why and how of the jujutsu society’s existence.
Geto illuminated the purpose behind the Jujutsu sorcerers to Gojo: to stand as guardians over non-sorcerers, perpetually shielding them from the supernatural threats that loomed. He conveyed this was the inherent duty they were bound to uphold.
However, the friendship that had the potential to become a role model for others, as well as the dynamic duo that others admired, met a tragic end.
A series of events caused the once principled sorcerer to metamorphose into one of the most sinister figures within the Jujutsu realm. The shift from a mission of “protecting non-sorcerers from curses” to the radical stance of “eradicating all non-sorcerers” left the audience in stunned disbelief.
The transformation of Geto Suguru was profound—he was no longer the advocate of goodness; he had evolved into a manifestation of malevolence.
However, this drastic 180-degree shift didn’t occur overnight; it wasn’t a spontaneous transformation.
Much like the construction of Rome, the transformation into the evil incarnation of Geto was a process that unfolded over time.
A span of a year encompassed numerous incidents, contemplative moments, and harsh realisations that culminated in a complete overhaul of Geto’s perspective on the world.
What happened to Gojo and Geto after Riko’s death? Was Gojo responsible for Geto’s falling into Darkness?
Riko Amanai played a pivotal role as the catalyst that profoundly influenced the shifting perspective of Geto.
The tragic death of Riko Amanaicaused the first crack in Geto’s unwavering faith in humanity’s goodness and protection of the vulnerable. Witnessing the Star Religious Group’s celebration of Riko’s death further deepened this crack in his convictions.
When Toji Fushiguroassassinated Riko, and Gojo brought over her body to the association, we saw Geto become agitated by what was going on around him for the first time.
He stopped Gojo from going on a killing spree and murdering the people at the association.
He taught Gojo the importance of reason before killing, especially since they were Jujutsu sorcerers and had an image to uphold.
However, he began to question all of the principles he had wholeheartedly believed in. The horrifying sight in front of him caused his beliefs to crumble.
A year passed before Geto’s deep-seated disdain for humanity escalated into full-fledged hatred.
During this time, Gojo Satoru dedicated himself to addressing the vulnerability that Toji had exploited in his technique.
His relentless efforts were fruitful, earning him the title of “the strongest” due to his mastery of skills and remarkable progress.
With his immense growth, Gojo ventured into solo missions, leaving Geto to grapple with an unending cycle of exorcism and conflict during his own missions.
This period saw Geto struggling with feelings of despondency.
As a Jujutsu sorcerer, he began questioning his existence’s purpose and goals. He even started to view non-sorcerers as “monkeys,” echoing Toji’s sentiments.
The line “losing against a monkey” that Toji said while fighting against Geto inside the tomb of Master Tengen sparked a conflict within Geto, gradually leading to resentment towards humanity.
The traumatic events involving Riko had left a lasting impact on both Gojo and Geto, but their responses diverged.
Gojo chose a path of self-improvement, using his experiences to fuel growth.
On the other hand, Geto found himself descending into a darker realm, a spiral of introspection leading him further away from his previous convictions.
But what triggered him the most was his conversation with Yuki Tsukumo.
The conversation profoundly affected him. During that conversation, he thought of killing non-sorcerers instead and creating only a world for Jujutsu sorcerers. The thought occurred to him then, but it was quickly implemented.
Things kept happening, giving him more reasons to despise protecting non-sorcerers.
Right after the death of his junior Haibara, he finally questions the worth of going through all the hurdles and risks of putting his own life on the line.
The path of evil that Geto adopted in Jujutsu Kaisen was not a sudden decision but a culmination of tragic events and disillusionment with the Jujutsu world’s ideals.
His mind leaned towards darkness due to past tragedies and personal conflicts.
Geto’s transformation into evil in Jujutsu Kaisen resulted from tragic events and disillusionment with the sorcery world. A pivotal moment was the Village Genocide Incident, where witnessing the suffering of sorcerers pushed him to slaughter villagers.
This marked his descent into cruelty. He became a curse user, vowing to eliminate non-sorcerers and even killing his own parents.
Gojo was taken aback when he read the report confirming Suguru Geto’s death sentence by the Jujutsu Society.
The news shatters Gojo’s belief in his best friend’s actions. He recalls how Geto once stopped him from committing unnecessary killings after Riko’s death.
Gojo confronted Geto, expressing disbelief in his recent choices. Geto argued that Gojo, unlike him, could achieve the seemingly impossible goal they once discussed.
He questioned whether Gojo was strong due to being Satoru Gojo or vice versa, and then he left.
Despite Gojo’s attempt to halt Geto with his Hollow cursed technique, he could not bring himself to attack his closest friend.
This confrontation with Gojo showcased their differing paths.
Taking control of the time vessel association, Geto solidified his new ideology through manipulation and violence, epitomized by the phrase “I don’t like monkeys.” This completed his shift into a notorious curse user.
To come to the next question, if Gojo was responsible for Geto’s fall into darkness, then the answer is an absolute No.
Suguru Geto initially held a rigid worldview that was tested throughout the events of Jujutsu Kaisen. Their defeat against Toji marked a turning point, challenging Geto’s beliefs.
While Gojo’s individual progress and focus on solo missions contributed to Geto’s feelings of insecurity, it’s not a reason to blame Gojo for Geto’s transformation.
Geto’s descent into darkness was influenced by his own internal struggles, and it’s important to note that Gojo isn’t responsible for Geto turning into an evil sorcerer.