Jujutsu Kaisen has been following Maki Zenin as she adjusts to all of her new potential within her changing body, and the newest chapter of the series has finally completed her journey as she has fully become Toji Fushiguro's successor in the final moments! The Culling Game arc has been spending the last few chapters focusing on Maki and Noritoshi Kamo's first real fight in the Sakurajima Colony, and Maki has found herself surprisingly struggling. Despite all of the new power she now had at her disposal, Maki herself had been subconsciously held back as she was not completely aware of the full extent of her abilities.
Fighting with Naoya Zenin over the course of the latest chapters had shown Maki just how much she needed to grow in terms of using the full extent of her body, and as the previous chapter had teased, Maki had come to a new understanding as to what she could really do. But with the previous chapter also raising the stakes as Naoya activated his Domain Expansion technique, Maki was able to push through all of it and quite literally become like Toji as Domain Expansions will seemingly no longer have an impact on her moving forward.
Chapter 198 of Jujutsu Kaisen picks up after Naoya activated his Domain Expansion, and it's revealed that Maki was able to escape it because like Toji, she has no Cursed Energy of her own and thus is treated like an object. More so than that, she actually needs to agree to being within the Domain in the first place. It's revealed that Mai actually left her a replica of the tool Toji used long ago, and can cut the soul, but she needed to be able to see beyond her current vision in order to wield it properly.
With Maki unlocking that ability to see everything around her in a much deeper way than before, she now has the ability to use the weapon in the same way Toji used to. Dealing a final blow to Naoya, Maki completes her transformation to become a new version of Toji with the same kind of wild power that he used to wield way back when. Now it's just a matter of watching her as she tears through the rest of the Culling Game.
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