Episode 7 of Jujutsu Kaisen was recently aired on Crunchyroll Italia and showed off the incredible power of Satoru Gojo. How normal it is Many fans have mistaken wizarding technique for telekinesis, or some kind of slowing down of time. But what exactly is Infinity and how does it work? So that we understand each other.
First and foremost, telekinesis is a technique that enables a living being to remotely control a certain object, for example by moving a can or turning on a light. The power of Satoru Gojo is exactly the opposite: instead of acting on objects or people, The magician works on the space that separates him from them.
In the seventh episode, Gojo competes against Jogo, a curse who can control the fire. After she convinced to come closer The curse realizes that it cannot reach the wizardprecisely because of the power of the infinite. When an object is about to collide with gojo, it exerts its force on the infinite space that separates them, increasing the distance between the two.
For example, imagine that a bullet will reach the teacher. The telekinesis would act on the ball itself, divert its trajectory or block its movement. Gojo's power, however it does not affect the mass of the object or its speedit simply increases the effective distance between the two bodies. If the ball moves at 300 m / s, Gojo increases the distance by one meter. As the bullet travels the distance, Gojo adds a decimeter, then an inch, etc. ad infinitum. Since math is an exact science, the ball is designed to continually slow down and find itself about to hit the target but never reach it.
The idea comes from the famous Paradox of Achilles and the Tortoise. Achilles, the hero who symbolizes speed, has to run to a turtle that has a lead of ten meters. Achilles runs and fills the ten meters, but at the same time the turtle has covered another. Achilles runs the counter, but at the same time the turtle runs a decimeter; traveled that decimeter, the turtle traveled an inch, and so on ad infinitum. The paradox is that Achilles cannot reach the turtle because the turtle has traveled an even shorter, but always positive, distance for every minimum distance traveled by the hero.
Gojo's infinity therefore works on two fronts, as it affects space and not bodies in action. For the same reason During the episode, the teacher can teleport to Yuji, do not disappear and reappear, but immediately bridge the distance that separates it from the goal.
Is everything clear now? Let us know with a comment! In case you haven't already, don't miss the chance to take a look at the great cross between Jujutsu Kaisen and JoJo!