Dagon, featured in Jujutsu Kaisen’s Shibuya Incident arc, undoubtedly stands out as one of the series’ formidable adversaries. The arc itself is hailed by many fans as one of the absolute best, thanks to its riveting fight sequences, surprising resurrections, Choso’s enigmatic false memory, and the introduction of intriguing new characters.
Although Dagon first made an appearance in the anime’s fifth episode, it wasn’t until season 2, episode 14, titled “Fluctuations,” that he truly took center stage. When Nanami, Maki, and Naobito first encountered Dagon, they likely didn’t expect him to put up such a fierce fight. As it turns out, this antagonist is a force to be reckoned with. While we may not have an exhaustive dossier on him, we do have some key insights.
Dagon’s origin lies in his existence as a cursed womb with a timid disposition. Although he wouldn’t shy away from taking lives when necessary, he typically steered clear of major confrontations. However, once he evolves into a fully-fledged cursed spirit, everything changes. The character undergoes a dramatic transformation, shedding his docile nature and revealing a more aggressive and formidable persona. This newfound power befits a special grade curse, showcasing his ability to hold his own against remarkably strong opponents.
Dagon’s prowess extends beyond sheer strength; he possesses exceptional durability, strategic intelligence, command over water manipulation and generation, and the capacity to summon shikigami. Combined with his domain expansion ability, these attributes make him a truly perilous threat.
His domain expansion, named “Horizon of the Captivating Skandha,” ensnares his targets in a tropical island. Under different circumstances, it might have resembled an idyllic holiday destination, but for Dagon’s adversaries, it’s a nightmarish battleground. Once within the domain, evading or countering Dagon’s shikigami becomes nearly impossible. The targets are effectively ensnared, and survival is no guarantee. Nanami, Maki, and Naobito found themselves in a harrowing struggle to escape the domain, and their fate might have been far grimmer without a stroke of luck.
While Dagon may not ascend to the ranks of the absolute strongest characters in Jujutsu Kaisen, there’s no denying that he stands as a formidable and worthy opponent.