13 characters from Jujutsu Kaisen, rated

Let's rate 13 of my favorite Jujutsu Kaisen characters in, well, just how awesome they are.

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6. Maki Zenin: 8/10

Maki Zenin, clocking in at a solid 8/10, is the embodiment of "Who needs cursed energy when you're this cool?" What a queen.

She struts into the supernatural fray with the swagger of someone who's just realized they're the only person at the party who didn't need to use GPS to get there. Maki's the type to face down a horde of curses with nothing but a stick if she has to, and still look like she's about to ask, "Is that all you've got?" Her arsenal is so vast and varied, you'd think she's preparing to open the world's most dangerous sporting goods store. From swords that can slice through negativity to spears that can puncture your gloomy day, she's got it all. The only reason she doesn't score higher is because we're all out here waiting for her to launch a line of cursed energy-free kitchenware. Because who wouldn't want a blender that can obliterate fruits and demons alike?

In all seriousness, Maki's journey is the cursed energy version of proving you can indeed become an astronaut even if everyone from your kindergarten teacher to your pet goldfish doubted you. Her determination to rise in a world that's rigged against her is not just inspiring; it's the plot of every underdog story ever told, but with more swords and fewer "believe in yourself" montages. The heartbreaking part? She does all this while dealing with a family that's about as supportive as a pair of one-size-too-small flip-flops. And yet, Maki continues to fight, proving that the only thing scarier than a world full of curses is her on a mission. Her badassery is so off the charts, it makes you want to root for her while simultaneously wondering if she offers weekend seminars on how to be that cool without cursed energy.