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Nobara Kugisaki’s Death in Jujitsu Kaisen explained

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The Shibuya Incident within the pages of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga marked a pivotal moment filled with devastation and loss. Several major characters faced grave injuries or met their demise. Among these characters was Nobara Kugisaki, whose fate remains a subject of intense fan speculation.

Here we discuss the fate of Nobara Kugisaki, how she died, hope for her return and the impact of her death.

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The fate of Nobara Kugisaki

Nobara Kugisaki’s demise was confirmed in chapter 125 of the manga and episode 43 (season 2 episode 19) of the anime, where she fell in battle against Mahito. Despite this, uncertainty lingers regarding her ultimate fate. As of chapter 247, her status remains unconfirmed, leaving the door open for speculation about a potential return.

How does Nobara Kugisaki died?

During the Shibuya Incident, Nobara and her comrade Yuji confronted the formidable curse Mahito. Mahito’s cursed technique, Idle Transfiguration, which allowed him to manipulate souls through touch, posed a dire threat. Despite Nobara’s ability to attack souls through severed body parts, Mahito’s cunning tactics led to her downfall. Exploiting a moment of confusion, Mahito fatally wounded Nobara with his Idle Transfiguration, causing her head to explode.

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A glimmer of hope: Nobara’s potential return

Despite the apparent finality of Nobara’s death, hope for her revival emerges through introducing Arata Nitta, a Jujutsu Sorcerer possessing a healing ability. While unable to raise the dead, Nitta’s cursed technique freezes Nobara’s body and injuries, preserving her in a state where resurrection may be possible. The potential for her revival hinges on the intervention of individuals capable of employing reverse-cursed techniques, such as Okkotsu Yuta or Shoko Ieiri. However, uncertainty shrouds whether any Jujutsu Sorcerers reached her in time.

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The impact of Nobara’s absence

Nobara’s absence leaves a significant void in the Jujutsu Kaisen world. Her dynamic with Yuji and Megumi was a series highlight, and her unique cursed technique offered a strategic advantage in battle. Her death also serves as a stark reminder of the high stakes involved in the fight against cursed spirits.

Nobara was one of the main trio alongside Yuji and Megumi, and she shared a close bond with both of them. Her death hit Yuji hard, especially since he didn’t have any family and relied solely on his friends. With Megumi and Gojo already lost to Sukuna, Yuji faces off against the formidable King of Curses with most of his allies gone.

As the story progresses, the timing seems perfect for Nobara’s potential return. She’s a beloved character and a vital member of Team Gojo. If she were to come back, it would not only be warmly welcomed by fans but could also significantly impact the outcome of the battle against Kenjaku and Sukuna. Given Yuji’s current situation, her support would be invaluable amidst losing his friends and allies.

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