THIS IS CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM THE ORIGINAL SOURCE
Jujutsu Kaisen is the anime series considered as the ‘Anime of the Year 2021’ because of its amazing story and incredible animations by none other than MAPPA. Despite of its new appearance, Jujutsu Kaisen already piqued the interest of a lot of fans and overwhelmed a lot of anime series on its way, especially its 1st season.
The series was written and illutrated by Gege Akutami and got an anime adaptation by MAPPA that was released back in 2020. After its massive success, Jujutsu Kaisen will have an anime movie adaptation(2021), which was the Volume 0 of the manga series.
Having a supernatural entities roaming in the world of Jujutsu Kaisen called ‘Cursed Spirits’, a powerful organization was established to eradicate them and known as the ‘Jujutsu Sorcerers’. A lot of terrifying and inhumane Cursed Spirits are lurking in the society that causing countless of sufferings to the society, and worst brutal deaths. But among all the Cursed Spirits, there’s one spirit that’s different from everyone, Rika Orimoto, which also will has a huge influence to the series. Because of that..
How Strong is Rika Orimoto?
Rika Orimoto was the childhood and an only friend of Yuta Okkotsu back then despite of his gloomy and dull personality. Being friends for a long time, Rika and Yuta has a deep attachment to each other, even after her death. Just like Sukuna, who was a human back in thousands of years ago and became the ‘King of All Curses’, Rika Orimoto was also a former human, yet was accidentally killed by a car accident.
Because of Yuta’s undying love to Rika, Yuta made a contract with her without him realizing it, which resulted of Rika transformed into a powerful Special Grade Vengeful Cursed Spirit after she dies and became the ‘Queen of All Curses’.
So, how strong truly Rika Orimoto is? Rika Orimoto has a higher cursed energy compare to Gojo Satoru and Ryomen Sukuna combine, knowing that she’s the only Cursed Spirit that has an endless amount of cursed energy. What makes her more terrifying was her unknown existence, making higher ups and Gojo wary of her.
According to Gojo himself, Yuta must not release Rika again unless he could fully control her with his sword, or else both of them will be killed.
Suguru Geto, the most powerful sorcerer when it comes to spirit manipulations also tried to control her, yet was miserably failed during their battle. Geto stated that Rika’s existence alone could be a threat to the whole world, which can allow him to destroy either non-sorcerers and even sorcerers if he could control Rika.
Rika Orimoto isn’t strong just because of her endless cursed energy, but also because of her technique that allows her to copy any forms of techniques, just like how Yuta copied Inumaki Clan’s Cursed Speech without training and even exhausting himself. After Yuta offered everything of him to Rika, Yuta can now use the full extent of Rika’s abilities, which even surpassed Gojo.
Is Rika Stronger than Sukuna?
Sukuna and Rika are both powerful Cursed Spirits and known for being ‘King’ and ‘Queen’ of all curses.
When it comes to abilities, Rika Orimoto truly an indestructible because of her endless amount of cursed energy compare to Sukuna. Even though both cursed spirits are very similar to each other, there are still things that makes them differ.
Regardless of Rika’s infinite amount of cursed energy, Ryomen Sukuna still is stronger than Rika, knowing that Rika was just a normal kid that transformed into a powerful Cursed Spirit, compare to Sukuna who killed countless of sorcerers back in his age on his own.
Sukuna has a huge amount of experience when it comes to fightings unlike Rika. Also, Rika Orimoto is nothing without Yuta’s command compare to Sukuna who could act on his own.