Valorant players immediately make a Jujutsu Kaisen connection to the new operator Iso

published: 2023-10-19T17:18:11

Updated: 2023-10-19T17:18:21

The rapprochement between anime fans and Valorant fans has reached critical mass as people have drawn comparisons between the new agent Iso and Jujutsu Kaisen character Satoru Gojo.

Valorant fans have always had some kind of crossover with anime fans, just look at the in-game names of some of the most popular professional players. With the reveal of Valorant’s new operator Iso, Riot Games fans have made a direct comparison between Iso, one of his abilities, and a popular character from Jujutsu Kaisen.

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The ability that fans have pointed out is Iso’s ultimate kill hold. Once used, this ability takes Iso and the first enemy it strikes into an “interdimensional arena” where the two fight to the death.

To many, this ability is strikingly similar to the range scaling from Jujutsu Kaisen. In the anime, some characters are able to conjure a magical field that traps enemies inside them and enhances the user’s power called Domain Expansion.

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Valorant fans are calling out a possible Jujutsu Kaisen connection

Content creators and professional Valorant players alike posted clips of themselves playing the new operator To social mediawith 100 Thieves player Matthew ‘Cryocells’ Panganiban seemingly starting the comparisons.

Other social media users reached out immediately after seeing his abilities and trailer.

“Iso’s ultimate goal is to scale,” one user said He said.

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Another user even directly compared Iso to one of the show’s most popular characters, Satoru Gojo, who has many of the same abilities and traits as Iso.

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“Iso is basically Gojo. Ranged, bulletproof, can fire a hot purple projectile.” He said.

Although the similarities exist, it’s possible that Riot Games didn’t intentionally take inspiration from Iso’s anime. The Agent’s Ultimate ability is actually strikingly similar to another character ability in Riot’s other major title, League of Legends.

Mordekaiser also has the ability to lure opponents into a 1v1 arena for a short period. However, unlike Mordekaiser’s Ultimate, Iso’s ability only ends if one player dies, or will kill both players after 15 seconds.

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