7. Toge Inumaki: 7.5/10
Toge Inumaki, the linguistic minimalist of the Jujutsu Kaisen universe, bags a solid 7.5/10, and here's why: navigating life with the power of cursed speech means every word carries the weight of a potential disaster—or at least a very awkward social situation. Imagine going out for ramen and accidentally turning the chef into a rice ball because you complimented the broth a bit too enthusiastically. It's not just his diet that's restrictive; it's his whole dialogue. This man has to choose his words more carefully than someone defusing a bomb while blindfolded, on a unicycle, which is both his curse and his superpower. The fact that he can still express a full range of teenage angst and sage wisdom with a vocabulary limited to rice ball ingredients? That's nothing short of miraculous.
But what truly elevates Toge to the 7.5 stratosphere is the aura of mystery he exudes, like a ninja who accidentally enrolled in a public speaking course. He's the strong, silent type taken to an extreme, where his silence can literally make you strong—or knock you out cold. And let's not overlook the sheer comedic gold of his interactions. There's a special kind of humor in watching a character navigate the complexities of human interaction with the equivalent of a linguistic hand grenade. Every "Salmon" or "Bonito Flake" that escapes his lips could be his last—or yours. It's this blend of power, peril, and unintentional comedy that makes Toge Inumaki a character as unforgettable as his limited menu of safe phrases.