Satosugu: The Aftermath of the KFC Breakup

Geto saying goodbye to Gojo due to their differences
The infamous KFC breakup

Calling all SatoSugu truthers!

Remember that gut-wrenching moment at KFC? You know, the one that shattered our Satosugu dreams into a million pieces? Yeah, THAT one.

Get ready to relive the heartbreak. Because we're about to dive headfirst into the messy aftermath of Satoru and Suguru's epic breakup! (Spoiler alert: it's not pretty)

Pre-Breakup Bliss: The Strongest Duo

A young Gojo and Geto smiling
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 Visuals

Remember when Satoru and Suguru were the dynamic duo, the ultimate duo? Those were the days, amIright?

They were inseparable, always goofing off, training together, and being the most badass sorcerer duo ever. Their bond was the stuff of legends, the kind of friendship that made you believe in true bromance.

I mean, seriously, who didn't ship them? Their chemistry was off the charts. Gojo, with his cocky grin and boundless energy. Then you have Satoru, with his calm demeanor and unwavering loyalty. They were like yin and yang.

They matched each other's energy and were practically inseparable. They understood each other in ways no other people can, but that ultimately led to them falling apart.

Gojo is sitting on a couch with sunglasses on, and Geto is standing with his hair in a bun
Gojo and Geto are staring

The Riko Amanai mission was the real turning point. Witnessing her assassination shook Suguru to his core. This led him to slowly become depressed.

Looking back, there were signs, weren't there? Gojo's unwavering optimism and Geto's growing cynicism.

These differences were always there, simmering beneath the surface, waiting for the right catalyst to ignite them.

And that catalyst was Toji Fushiguro.

Gojo's Untold Grief

Gojo Using his domain expansion
Domain Expansion: Unlimited Void

Imagine losing your best friend, the person you trusted more than anyone. Now, imagine that you blame yourself for their downfall. That's the kind of guilt Gojo is dealing with.

He keeps thinking about what he could have done differently and how he could have saved Riko Amanai, the girl they were supposed to protect. He sees Toji Fushiguro, the guy who killed Riko, as a symbol of his own failure. It's like a shadow that follows him everywhere, reminding him of his mistakes.

Gojo's mind is filled with "what ifs." What if he had been stronger? What if he had seen the signs of Suguru's growing darkness? What if he had been able to stop Toji? These questions haunt him, keeping him up at night and driving him to push himself even harder.

But Gojo doesn't just wallow in his grief. He channels his pain into a new purpose: teaching the next generation of jujutsu sorcerers.

He wants to ensure that no one else has to endure what he and Suguru went through.

He wants to instill in them the values he and Suguru once shared, the belief that jujutsu sorcery can be a force for good in the world.

He wants to create a new generation of sorcerers who will learn from past mistakes and strive for a better future.

Geto's Downward Spiral

Geto smiling at Gojo
Geto before Riko's death

Geto was always a bit different from Gojo. He was more serious and thoughtful but still cared deeply about protecting people.

But after seeing Riko Amanai die and facing off against Toji, who was super strong even without cursed energy, Geto started to lose faith in humans. He thought they were weak and worthless and couldn't understand why sorcerers should risk their lives to protect them.

So, Geto decided to go rogue. He formed a group of curse users who use cursed spirits for evil instead of fighting them.

He became their leader, like a supervillain mastermind. He believed that the only way to create a peaceful world was to eliminate all the non-sorcerers, like a twisted version of "only the strong survive."

Then, he started using his powers to control curses and do really bad things. He even attacked his old school, Jujutsu High, and tried to hurt his former friends. It was a total betrayal, and it broke Gojo's heart.

In the end, he gets defeated, but it's a really sad ending for a character who used to be so good. It's like watching your favorite superhero turn evil. It's shocking and sad but also makes you think about what could have been.

But that's the thing about Jujutsu Kaisen: it's not always a happy ending, especially with the confirmation that Gojo is dead.

The Tragedy of SatoSugu

Gojo leaning his arm on Geto's shoulder
Gojo and Geto before their KFC breakup

If you listen closely, you can hear Ricky Montgomery faintly singing "Mr. Loverman" while Satoru and Suguru whisper each other's names.

This fan-coined soundtrack haunts every SatoSugu shipper. There are so many would've been, could've been moments between these two.

If things had gone differently, if Toji hadn't killed Riko, maybe Geto wouldn't have turned out this way.

Sorcerers and curse users were in a never-ending tug-of-war, with each side pulling harder and harder. Toji's actions, especially killing Riko Amanai, only worsened this fight.

Ultimately, Gojo had to kill his best friend, the guy he used to share dreams with. To add even more disrespect, Kenjaku used Geto's body to trap Gojo.

But it only gets crazier from here. Because Gojo dies by Sukuna's hands.

Gojo was the strongest sorcerer, the one everyone looked up to. Now that he's gone, it's like a big hole is left in the world. It's scary and uncertain; no one knows what will happen next.

The sad thing is Gojo was not treated like a person even up to his death.

From the moment he was born, people treated him like a tool to fight curses. No one really saw him as a person with feelings and dreams—except for Geto.

Gojo sitting behind the bike while Geto paddles
Gojo and Geto riding a bike

Suguru was the only one who truly understood Gojo and saw him as more than just a weapon. He saw Gojo's pain, loneliness, and longing for connection.

It hurts, doesn't it?

Like many other fangirls, we all have been binge-reading every fluffy and romantic SatoSugu fic out there. Heck, maybe even pull out an alternate universe where curses never existed.

This is a good way to cope with the pain! That is until Gege releases the next chapter. But let's all brace ourselves and hold on to the end!

So, do you have any other ways of coping with the JJK depression? Let's talk about it in the Otaku Community!

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