"It'll be fine. I'm the strongest there is, after all." With these words, Satoru Gojo blazed his way through Season 1 of Jujutsu Kaisen, proving with each battle that he is, indeed, the strongest, with only more tricks up his sleeve to reveal as he pleases.
He is known to get his way with other sorcerers by reminding them that he could easily defeat them, even claiming that he could defeat the King of Curses, Sukuna at full power. But how does Gojo size up against some of the most overpowered shonen characters in anime history? Let's take a look at some famous OP heroes and how those fights would play out.
How Powerful Satoru Gojo Is
To predict these fights, it's important to first understand Gojo and his power in Jujutsu Kaisen. Gojo has proven himself the strongest Jujutsu sorcerer through the usage of a few key techniques. First are the possibilities of Limitless, a technique that allows a sorcerer to control the space around them with almost absolute authority. When implementing this theory, Gojo places an infinite amount of space between himself and anything that might harm him within a thin body shield.
Limitless also allows Gojo to use Cursed Technique Lapse: Blue and Cursed Technique Reversal: Red. Blue is a technique that creates a vacuum in space whereas Red is an extremely powerful expulsive force. Combining the techniques creates Hollow Technique: Purple, in which both outwards force and vacuum are combined, completely obliterating everything in its path.
Besides Limitless, Gojo can also create and break barriers and use Domain Expansion. Though the length of time Gojo can trap someone in his Unlimited Void is very short, their experience inside feels very different. Unlimited Void can be used to overstimulate the enemy and so limit their available actions. Finally, there's Six Eyes. Though Six Eyes has not been explained yet in the anime, the manga has stated that some latent effects of Six Eyes are an unlimited source of cursed energy as well as the ability to see the world from a different and advantageous viewpoint.
Saitama Would be at a Huge Disadvantage Against Gojo
How would One-Punch Man's protagonist fair against Gojo? Saitama created the workout of a lifetime in order to gain super strength, super speed and accidentally go bald in the process. His power is an enhancement of human abilities: He can run faster, punch harder, jump higher and withstand the effects of zero gravity, demonstrated when one such jump lands him on the moon. He is also shown to have very keen senses and is invulnerable to most attacks since none are as strong as his own. However, he would be at a disadvantage against Gojo.
The use of Limitless would make it so Saitama's attacks would not harm Gojo, whereas Saitama would be vulnerable to the use of Cursed Techniques and Unlimited Void, all of which Gojo can cast in a very short amount of time. Saitama would be forced to avoid each of Gojo's attacks while being unable to land any of his own, and while his stamina is not to be laughed at, Gojo has unlimited cursed energy, so it would ultimately be a question of how long Saitama could last before being caught in either Unlimited Void or by the Blue, Red or Purple techniques.
Naruto Vs. Gojo Might be Too Close to Call
Naruto in the sequel series to Naruto, Naruto Shippuden and Boruto, poses as a different sort of overpowered protagonist to others -- one who might be more equally matched in a fight against Gojo. While Naruto has super strength and speed, it's his chakra attacks that would potentially be much more of a threat to a Jujutsu sorcerer. Many of Naruto's attacks use chakra energy to harm an opponent, whether by expanding one's aura to assure a hit or by using an energy attack directly. The question here, therefore, is whether Naruto's chakra or Gojo's Infinity would win. Can a chakra attack pierce control over space? Without knowing this, it can't be definite whether Naruto would even the playing field.
Naruto does possess sealing techniques but Gojo has shown before that he can break other sorcerers' seals and barriers, so these techniques are not a guaranteed success. Naruto's other skills such as healing, cloning himself and even his ultimate attack, Super Tailed Beast Rasenshuriken, would be useless against an opponent who is untouchable and whose attacks have the power of a black hole. The only upside would be that, after being completely obliterated through Hollow Technique: Purple, no rapid healing would be necessary. In the end, however, without knowing how chakra energy would clash with cursed energy, a victor between Naruto and Gojo is impossible to call.
Goku & Gojo Can Easily Keep Up With Each Other
Goku's abilities demonstrated in Dragon Ball may also present a challenge for Gojo. Like Saitama and Naruto, Goku also has superhuman strength and speed, has very sharp reflexes, as well as the power of flight. His Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan Blue forms enhance his abilities as well to give him an edge, and he has many powerful attacks that can defeat opponents in a single blow. However, Saitama showed how being superhuman wasn't enough and Naruto demonstrated that the ability to seal an opponent is not necessarily a successful move against Gojo.
Goku presents much more of a threat to Gojo through several other abilities. In his battle with Beerus, a god of destruction, Goku learned energy nullification, which, as the name suggests, lets him neutralize energy attacks. This single ability would allow Goku to nullify Gojo's cursed energy attacks, making the Blue, Red and Purple techniques useless. Goku's Mimicry would also allow him to use Gojo's attacks himself after seeing them used a single time, which would put the two at standstill. However, without a finishing move available to either of them, the use of Infinity would call it a draw.
Light Yagami Might Have the Best Chance at Beating Gojo
Gojo's greatest enemy -- though hardly a hero -- would end up being the one least able to withstand his attacks. Throughout Death Note, Light Yagami is in a constant chess match of wits against his opponents, with information the most valuable currency. When his greatest adversary, L, deciphers that Light needs to know a person's face and name in order to kill them using the Death Note, it's a complete upset to Light's plans. However, if placed in the Jujutsu Kaisen world, Light would find that Satoru Gojo has been making no attempt to hide his name. Gojo would soon die of a heart attack without even knowing his opponent. This is, of course, assuming that Light keeps himself hidden because he has no defenses against Gojo in return.
Satoru Gojo is a formidable opponent for many favorite overpowered anime heroes. In the end, his ability to use Infinity to prevent an opponent from touching him and his unlimited cursed energy to keep his quick attacks coming would make a challenge between Gojo and a hero limited to physical prowess one-sided. Abilities such as chakra attacks and mimicry would give opponents a chance. Ultimately, it's a sneak attack from an unknown opponent that has the best odds of success, which explains why antagonists in Jujutsu Kaisen are so eager to prevent Gojo from interfering with their plans. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 may be able to give more information on Gojo's abilities and show the strongest Jujutsu sorcerer in action once more.