Why does Gojo wear a blindfold or sunglasses?

Gojo Satoru is an important character in the anime and manga series Jujutsu Kaisen. He is known for his exceptional strength, charisma and enigmatic nature. His Domain Expansion ‘Unlimited Void‘ allows him to manipulate space. He is usually seen wearing a blindfold, or sometimes sunglasses. There is a reason why Gojo covers his eyes.

Satoru Gojo wearing a blindfold or eye mask

Gojo Satoru covers his eyes by wearing a blindfold or sunglasses to limit his powers. His eyes possess the Six Eyes. It is a formidable ability which allows him to have exceptional insight and awareness.

Gojo’s Six Eyes extremely improves his vision, allowing him to see and comprehend the flow of cursed energy with incredible detail. This enhanced insight extends to the movements and techniques of his opponents. With this ability, he can sense curses, identify their nature and notice the hidden threats.

Gojo’s Six Eyes receives detailed information continuously. The constant processing of complex cursed energy information and the enhanced perception provided by this ability can be mentally exhausting. In Jujutsu Kaisen, there’s no explicit indication that the Six Eyes ability itself directly drains Gojo’s energy. Instead, the strain associated with using this technique is more focused on mental aspect. This mental strain can potentially lead to fatigue. So, it’s one of the reasons why he covers his eyes.

There are some theories which state that this ability makes Gojo see humans as cursed energy only. This makes him emotionless towards people. So, to keep his humanity, Gojo wears an eye mask. However, there is no indication in Jujutsu Kaisen that Gojo sees humans solely as cursed energy without emotions. In the series, he is portrayed as a powerful and skilled jujutsu sorcerer who, while sometimes displaying a carefree attitude, is shown to care deeply for his students and allies.

Satoru Gojo's Domain Expansion Infinite Void

While not being blindfolded, Gojo’s allies can also be physically and mentally overwhelmed when they make an eye contact with him. The power flowing from the Six Eyes can cause discomfort or harm to anyone unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end. So, the blindfold or sunglasses acts as a shield, helping to minimize he effects of his powerful gaze and allowing him to interact with others without unintentionally causing harm.

There’s also another reason. Gojo chooses to wear a blindfold as a self-imposed handicap. If he were to unleash the full potential of his Six Eyes, the fights would become extremely one-sided. By covering his eyes, he intentionally limits the use of his Six Eyes during battles. This makes the battles more challenging and engaging.