Sukuna: Not Just a Villain, But a Victim?

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In the world of Jiutu Kaizen, Romin Sukuna is a figure known by many names – the Fallen one, the disgraced one, and the most well-known title of all, the King of Curses. However, what if there is more to this infamous character than meets the eye? What if Romin Sukuna is not the evil entity he is made out to be? In this blog, we will delve into the history and mythology surrounding Romin Sukuna and present an alternative perspective that may surprise you.

According to the Nihon Shoki, a Japanese history mythology book, Romin Sukuna was labeled as a rebellious figure. In some stories, he refused to kneel to the Imperial Court led by the Yamato Clan and defied their orders. He was portrayed as a murderer who killed thousands of people. However, these portrayals may not tell the whole story.

A Benevolent Ruler

In the eyes of his people, Romin Sukuna ruled the Heda region not as a demon tyrant, but as a benevolent and wise guardian. He was revered as a god incarnate, known for introducing Buddhism and building temples. Stories even mention his feats of slaying demons and dragons. The people of Heda loved and worshipped him, which raises questions about the negative portrayal presented in other accounts.

Romin Sukuna was no ordinary being. He possessed two faces on one body, with each head facing in opposite directions. He had extra limbs, wielded two swords, and carried two bows and arrows. Despite his fearsome appearance, legends describe him as kindhearted and overpowered. Standing at a towering height of 18 meters, he was believed to be an incarnation of Kanan, the bodhisattva of compassion.

A Clash of Powers

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One famous story recounts how Emperor Nintoku ordered Romin Sukuna to defeat the demon Shiina of Mount Cai. Sukuna prayed for the safety of the nation and a bountiful harvest for 37 days. Eventually, a showdown between Romin Sukuna and General Mikoto took place at Mount Norikura. The battle was fierce, with Sukuna displaying godly strength. However, his forces grew tired, and he was ultimately defeated and captured by Mikoto.

But here’s where things get interesting. What if the negative portrayal of Romin Sukuna as an evil demon is actually propaganda? There is evidence to suggest that Romin Sukuna was not a single being, but an entire clan known as the Romin Sukuna. This powerful clan, mentioned in the Nihon Shoki, was said to have killed a dragon god. The Yamato Imperial family, wanting to take over the Romin Sukuna Clan’s territory, may have spread the rumor of an evil demon to justify their actions.

Two Sides to the Story

It’s important to consider both sides of the story when interpreting history. Romin Sukuna may have been a powerful yet kind-hearted being or a family that fell victim to greed and power. The truth may lie somewhere in between. The portrayal of Sukuna as a bloodthirsty monster may be a distortion of the real events that transpired.

Today, Romin Sukuna’s legacy lives on in various ways. In Takayama City, the festival Nihan Ichi Sukuna Nebo used to be held in his honor. During the festival, a massive stew known as Sukuna Hot Pot was cooked using thousands of liters of water, kilograms of pork, and a variety of local vegetables. Sadly, the festival stopped happening in 2008 due to the pot’s old age.

The story of Romin Sukuna is a fascinating tale of conflicting narratives. While some depict him as an evil demon, others paint a picture of a powerful and kind-hearted being. The truth may never be fully known, and it is up to us to question and interpret history with an open mind.

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