Is Boruto Momoshiki? His Powers And Karma Explained

Boruto Uzumaki is the son of Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuuga and the protagonist of the Boruto series, which is the sequel of the Naruto series. As the protagonist of a shonen series, it is completely normal, in fact, it is expected, that the protagonist will be the ‘chosen one’ and will have some sort of unique powers and abilities. Boruto is no different. But all of his powers are not completely his own. Some of his strongest abilities come from Momoshiki Otsutsuki. In this post we discuss is Boruto Momoshiki or not?

Who is Momoshiki Otsutsuki?

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Momoshiki Otsutsuki is a member of the mysterious Otsutsuki clan and was the main antagonist of the Versus Momoshiki arc in the Boruto series. He is one of the strongest members of the Otsutsuki clan and an extremely powerful individual in his own right. He first appeared at the beginning of the Boruto series as a mere silhouette.

Momoshiki Otsutsuki came to earth with Kinshiki Otsutsuki to check on Kaguya and her progress with the Divine Tree on the planet. When he learns of what had happened to her, he decides to create the chakra fruit by sacrificing Naruto Uzumaki. He attacks Konoha, kidnaps Naruto, and takes him to an alternate dimension. The remaining of the 5 Kages, along with Sasuke and Boruto, go there to rescue him.

At the end of the battle, Boruto delivers the final blow on Momoshiki, seemingly killing him. But before he disappears, Momoshiki prophesies a terrible future ahead of Boruto. When the fight is over, Boruto realizes that a mysterious, diamond-shaped mark has appeared on his right palm.

Did Momoshiki die?

As the series progresses, the history and powers of the Otsutsuki clan slowly start coming out. The members of the Otsutsuki clan are capable of abandoning their bodies and transferring their consciousness and powers into a chosen ‘vessel’, a person who acts as a host to an Otsutsuki and becomes the body in which the Otsutsuki is revived. In Momoshiki’s case, he makes Boruto his vessel.

Later on in the manga, fans learn that an Otsutsuki vessel can be ‘revived’ when killed if the Otsutsuki allows it. This is exactly what happens with Boruto. Now, Boruto is no longer a vessel, but an Otsutsuki himself. While Momoshiki is dead for now, there is a chance that he might come back.

Is Boruto Momoshiki?

No, Boruto is not Momoshiki. He was Momoshiki’s vessel for some time. Momoshiki was capable of taking over Boruto’s body whenever Boruto was unconscious, something that made Boruto afraid of even falling asleep.

What are his powers?

Boruto is a prodigious shinobi who excels at ninjutsu and taijutsu. While his normal skills mark him as a chunin-level shinobi, with his other powers his strength is currently incomparable. With Karma, he gains immense physical strength and durability, along with the power to absorb ninjutsu and chakra. He has a doujutsu called Jougan whose powers remain unknown till now but it was a result of Toneri Otsutsuki’s prophecy.