the naruto franchise has finally answered one of the oldest mysteries of its Boruto sequel series: How did Teenage Boruto and Teenage Kawaki get those awesome powers in Boruto’s flash-forward opening sequence? This was somewhat of a critical question, as Teen Boruto and Kawaki’s duel seemed to use powers unlike the traditional chakra jutsu methods that the Naruto series established. Now, thanks to the details of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Manga Chapter 67, we finally know all the details about how Boruto and Kawaki got the powers they will eventually collide with.
As Boruto’s final arcs unfolded in the manga, we learned that both Boruto and Kawaki harnessed the power of the Otsutsuki through their respective Karma marks. However, there was still the massive question of whether and/or how Teenage Boruto and Kawaki were actually freed from the curse of Otsstustuki’s possession, as the Resurrection Protocol was Karma’s true focus.
(WARNING: BORUTO Managa Chapter 67 SPOILERS FOLLOW!)
In the final chapter of Bortuo’s manga, Natuo and Shikamaru are in shock after Kawaki punches a hole in Boruto’s chest, seemingly killing his “brother”. Fortunately, Boruto manages his own special “resurrection” feat – or at least Momoshiki Otsutsuki does it for him!
Because Kawaki struck Boruto with a fatal blow, Momoshiki was forced to make an unusually noble sacrifice: to save Boruto’s life. If Boruto had died, Momoshiki would have lost his only vessel for resurrection; instead, Momoshiki had to use the last part of his soul that hadn’t been “uploaded” into Bortuo to fix the boy. The result is a stalemate: Boruto no longer has the threat of being possessed by Momoshiki hanging over him, but still retains all of the villain’s power; however, Boruto is now fully Otsusuki and no longer human – forever marking him as a viable sacrifice for the Ten-Tails.
Boruto has now set the stage for Boruto and Kawaki to evolve their respective powers to the level we saw in their teenage flash-forwards. It’s actually one of the most intriguing subplots Bourto will inevitably explore, as we learn how BOruto and Kawaki learn, train, and evolve their Otsutsuki powers to become two of the most powerful shinobi of their generation.
What we still don’t know about Boruto’s flash-forward streak is what causes Boruto and Kawaki to argue so badly that they almost destroy all of Hidden Leaf…
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