The second season of Jujutsu Kaisen introduces us to young Gojo and Geto while opening a whole new can of mysteries. One such mystery that will be introduced in the first episode is the concept of a star plasma vessel in Jujutsu Kaisen. It is related to Master Tengen, which anime-only viewers must have heard about in the first season. So today, I’ve come up with an explainer to clear all the air regarding the star plasma vessel and its relation with Master Tengen. Read on to learn more about the world of Jujutsu sorcerers and why star plasma vessel is important.
Spoilers Warning: This article includes spoilers for the story of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. We suggest you watch the anime and read the manga to avoid ruining the intended experience.
Who is Master Tengen in Jujutsu Kaisen
Before we learn about the Star Plasma Vessel, you must know about Master Tengen and their role in the Jujutsu Society. So, Master Tengen is a Jujustu Sorcerer. Tengen’s current form (or gender) is unknown but used to be that of a female human in the past.
Now, what’s so special about this character? Well, it is their innate Jujutsu technique, which is “Immortality.” This enabled them to live on eternally, but there is one problem that comes with it, which is connected with the star plasma vessel.
While immortality might sound like a blessing, it is referred to as a curse in the manga. Why? Because there will come a time when Master Tengen’s technique will force a process known as “Evolution” or simply “Aging”. This process basically transforms their body as well as eliminates their will and self-consciousness. As a result, Tengen becomes a cursed spirit from a human and poses a larger threat to the whole world.
This is because Tengen is the reason a balance exists between the Jujutsu world by strengthening the barriers surrounding all the Jujutsu High sites. So, you can now understand why this character is vital in maintaining the balance, and without them, this Jujutsu Society will collapse.
Coming back to Tengen’s connection with the star plasma vessel, Tengen needs to merge with another human, who is the star plasma vessel, to stop the evolution process. This merging will basically put an end to that process. And this needs to happen once every 500 years to reinvigorate Tengen’s immortality by rewriting their body’s genetic information.
What Is a Star Plasma Vessel in Jujutsu Kaisen
So by now, you must have understood Tengen and the need for a star plasma vessel. It’s time to take a look at the star plasma vessel in a detailed manner. The Star Plasma vessels are born every time in the time of need around the Jujutsu world. The star plasma vessels are young females who are compatible to be merged with Master Tengen, thus, putting an end to their aging process. Now, multiple star plasma vessels can be born at the same time, but there is a catch. The catch is that every star plasma has a certain potential, and the one with the highest potential is selected for the merger.
It is even said that once the vessels are merged with the jujutsu user, they have the ability to make contact with the previous vessels that merged with the user. The star plasma vessel shown in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 is Riko Amanai, and you will learn about her more in the upcoming episodes. Will she merge with Tengen or not? You will definitely get an answer to that question in the anime soon. Everyone’s beloved Gojo and Geto in JJK will be tasked with the job to bring Riko to Tengen Sama. But we will witness Toji Fushiguro join in on the fun too, so stay tuned.
Importance of Star Plasma Vessel in JJK
The importance of this merging process can be understood by knowing more about Tengen. As stated in the above panel, Tengen is the sole reason for the balance of power in the Jujutsu world; they have reinforced the world with many barriers. Without him, the balance and the security will entirely collapse. And if this happens, it would be more dangerous for the Jujutsu sorcerers to go on missions. But the worst of all is if no one quells the evolution process, Tengen Sama may become the enemy of humankind, which they swore to destroy.
The process of merging is indeed a sad process of altruism, but as Thanos once said, you have to pay a small price for salvation. So, the star plasma vessel needs to be merged and Tengen’s cursed technique has to be reset every 500 years in the Jujutsu Kaisen universe. Therefore, this sacrifice is very much necessary for protecting the balance of the world.