Master Tengen, known for his immense strength, is not as strong as people believe, as shown by his inability to stop Kenjaku. Tengen’s true strength lies in the positive energy and influence that powers jujutsu magic, not in his fighting ability. Despite being considered one of the most powerful sorcerers, Tengen still needed the protection of two high-ranking individuals and was still unable to save himself, showing that his powers have been exaggerated.
As the founder and teacher of contemporary jujutsu magic, Master Right widely believed to be one of the most powerful wizards in the Jujutsu Kaisen community. However, his attempt to help Yuki Tsukumo in the fight against Kenjaku shows he’s far from being the cursed energy power everyone thinks of him.
Although much about Jujutsu Kaisen’s Tengen remains a mystery, what is known about him is that over a thousand years ago he was a monk who somehow discovered how to control energy. Cursed. His methods would go on to form the basis of jujutsu magic. Tengen’s innate cursed technique is immortality. However, immortality does not mean anti-aging. He ages like everyone else and if his body dies of old age, his “soul” will continue to exist indefinitely. The problem is that his cursed energy is so powerful that if allowed to exist without a host, his soul has the ability to affect all of humanity. But as a cursed spirit, Tengen is more easily manipulated. Accordingly, over the millennia, Tengen and the jujutsu community established a process in which his soul would be transferred to a new body every 500 years. Additionally, Tengen has developed a barrier technique that can shield jujutsu schools and facilities from being found by other cursed spirits and dark wizards who wish to harm or control him.
Rumors about Tengen’s abilities have been exaggerated
As revealed in Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 206, despite Tengen’s barrier technique, Kenjaku broke through his barrier without breaking a sweat. Also, when Tengen created another barrier to aid Yuki Tsukumo as she started attacking Kenjaku, the villain overcame it. As Kenjaku mentioned, maybe Yuki would be better off implementing her own barrier technique. The question is, why did she think her barrier techniques were better than Tengen’s before discovering how useless they were to Kenjaku? Also, if Tengen was so strong, why couldn’t he stop Kenjaku’s final victory in Chapter 208?
Although Tengen is considered one of the most powerful wizards, his failed attempt to stop Kenjaku suggests that his “strength” should not be considered useful in a fight. Rather, his true power is more like the positive energy and influence that powers jujutsu magic. This is revealed by the fact that when Tengen misses his last chance to merge with humans and become a more cursed spirit than human, he becomes so vulnerable that he needs the protection of humans. special level witch Yuki Tsukumo and special level cursed soul Choso. Tengen asks for protection from the two highest-ranking positions in the world of wizards and cursed spirits, and he is still unable to save himself.
The only conclusion that can be drawn is that Tengen’s fighting prowess is clearly overstated. His overall strength has diminished or never was as strong as the fans had believed. While Kenjaku is a powerful sorcerer, few think he can easily break through the defensive pillar of the Jujutsu Kaisen community, especially when fighting a special class witch and cursed soul. curse. That hype probably meant stronger protections were ignored, thus putting Kenjaku on track to achieve your goals in Jujutsu Kaisen.
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