12 most disliked characters from Jujutsu Kaisen, ranked

Let's look at 12 Jujutsu Kaisen characters that we fans just love to hate.

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6. Junpei Yoshino

Oh, Junpei Yoshino. I kind of hate that he's on this list, but I understand why. Junpei is a high schooler with a heart heavier than his backpack, thanks to a cocktail of bullying and loneliness that would make anyone's empathy sensors tingle.

Junpei's tragic backstory pulls at your heartstrings, making you root for him to find a light at the end of his gloomy tunnel. But, as fate would have it, instead of stumbling upon a fairy godmother, he finds Mahito, the curse equivalent of a wolf in sheep's clothing. Junpei's journey quickly takes a dark turn, spiraling down a path that leads him away from potential friendship bracelets with Yuji and towards a confrontation that had fans yelling at their screens, hoping for a last-minute change of heart.

Why is Junpei one of the most disliked characters, you ask? Well, it's complicated. On one hand, you've got this kid who's been dealt a really bad hand in life, making it easy to understand why he'd fall for the first sign of attention and power. On the other, his actions against the protagonists - our beloved gang of curse-fighting heroes - put him squarely in the bad guy zone. It's like watching a car crash in slow motion; you know it's going to end badly, but you can't look away. Junpei's dance with the dark side, fueled by his desire for vengeance and recognition, serves as a cautionary tale of how easily the line between victim and villain can blur when someone whispers sweet nothings of power and retribution in your ear.

His complex character arc makes him fascinating, but when it comes to picking sides, fans can't help but root against him, making him one of the most disliked characters in the Jujutsu Kaisen universe.