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Jujutsu Kaisen: Reversal Spell (RCT), how does it work? Explanations

 The Reversal spell is essential for any exorcist who considers themselves "powerful". We'll explain how this spell works in JJK!

The second season of Jujutsu Kaisen, the anime based on the manga of the same name imagined by Gege Akutami, is a hit with the public. With charismatic characters, whether good or bad and breathtaking fight scenes, the anime has won over fans.

Among the combat mechanics, in addition to occult energy and the Black Ray (Black Flash), there is a reversal spell performed by characters like Sukuna, Gojo, or even Jogo. But then, what is it exactly? How does the Reverse Cursed Technique spell work in Jujutsu Kaisen? We'll explain!

What is the Reversal Spell or Reverse Cursed Technique (RCT) in Jujutsu Kaisen?

The Reversal Spell is a special form of occult technique that takes occult energy and transforms it into positive energy. It is a very complex technique, mainly used to heal human bodies.

Negative x Negative = Positive

Occult Energy (-) x Occult Energy (-) = Positive Energy (+)

The reverse occult technique converts negative energy into positive energy by combining two sources of occult energy and multiplying them mutually. As a result, destructive energy transforms into creative energy, and the negative becomes positive. Despite its apparent simplicity, the realization of reverse occult energy remains extremely complex and arduous for most practitioners.

Reverse occult energy can be harnessed for a variety of purposes, but it often finds application in the healing process. Occult energy comes from negative emotions, which are not conducive to the healing of living beings. However, cursed spirits, composed of occult energy, do not need the reverse occult technique to heal themselves.

Exorcists primarily use reverse occult energy to generate new flesh to heal human bodies. However, even when using this technique to treat wounds, scars sometimes remain. Although very few sorcerers are capable of using the reverse occult technique, few employ it to heal individuals other than themselves. 

Cursed spirits are vulnerable to reversed occult energy, as positive energy can compromise the integrity of their cursed energy-based bodies. When

reversed arcane energy is directed directly at a curse, it alters the structure of its body and causes it to disintegrate.

The reverse occult technique can even be used to restore one's own exhausted occult technique after using a Territory Expansion. However, it is not possible to heal the body at the same time as occult technique.

Weaknesses of the Reversal Spell in Jujutsu Kaisen

Restoring a depleted occult technique requires the user to destroy the part of the brain where the cursed techniques are inscribed, then heal that part with a reverse occult technique.

Weaknesses of the Reversal Spell in Jujutsu Kaisen

While occult energy originates from the stomach, reverse occult energy is channeled from the user's brain. Therefore, an effective measure against followers of the Reverse Occult Technique is to destroy their heads with an attack , leaving them no chance of recovery.

Another possible countermeasure is to poison a user of the Reverse Occult Technique. Unlike regenerating flesh, targeting a toxin and eliminating it requires a higher level of Reverse Occult Technique.