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Jin Mori's Powers In The God Of High School Explained

"The God of High School" is without a doubt one of the most popular anime series to come out of Crunchyroll's first line of original programming. The series (animated by the Japanese company MAPPA, which also animated the final season of "Attack on Titan") is centered around a group of high schoolers competing in an action-packed martial arts tournament called "The God of High School" — wherein the winner receives any wish they can think of.

Many of these high schoolers have the ability to borrow power from one of the many gods in the series expansive pantheon. This borrowed power manifests itself in a variety of ways: the combatants use magical weapons, ancient fighting styles, and special godlike powers in all of their battles. The result is a show with some of the most imaginative and out-of-this-world action sequences ever, especially whenever Jin Mori steps into the ring. Jin is a 17-year-old martial artist hailing from Seoul, who quickly begins rising through the ranks after he enters the tournament. The big difference between Jin and the other fighters is that he doesn't borrow power at all — he fights with his natural strength.

Jin Mori is so powerful because he is secretly a god

There's a big reason that Jin doesn't have to borrow power from the gods in order to fight. As revealed at the end of "The God of High School" Season 1, he is actually a god himself. Jin's true identity is that of Sun Wukong, one of the great gods of the Heavenly Realm. Before discovering his true identity, Jin primarily used Renewal Taekwondo, a martial art that emphasizes speed and power and one which Jin has total mastery over (via The God of High School wiki). He has superhuman speed, strength, and endurance, and is often able to handle even the most formidable foes without using any special powers at all. 

When he enters "Monkey King Mode," he regains part of his godly form and amplifies all of his natural abilities. The "loop of binding" appears on his head and his eyes change from black to bright blue. In this form, he wields a powerful Ruyi Jingu staff (which he can control the size of) and can control the weather — forming a giant storm cloud above him and calling down a plethora of lightning strikes during his climactic battle with Taek.

The funny thing is that this isn't even the full extent of Jin's power, and if there is indeed a Season 2, perhaps we'll see Jin Mori return to his home in the Heavenly Realm and reclaim his true power once and for all.