In this post, Anime Troops will explain everything about Boruto Karma seal: how did Boruto get karma seal? what can boruto’s karma do? can Boruto control his karma seal? what is Boruto’s karma? how does Boruto karma work? Who gave Boruto karma seal? Why Boruto has karma seal?
Being a sequel to an iconic manga considered one of the “Big Three” the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga was on an uncertain start.
However, this prompted readers to come up with the introduction of a new Villains organization “Kara”, and a new Ōtsutsuki antagonist “Isshiki”.
With Kara and Ōtsutsuki came a new mark of seal, like a curse, The Karma “Kāma”. With several theories floating around, let’s take a look at what Boruto Karma Seal is and whether it’s a boon or a curse.
What is Boruto’s karma seal?
Boruto’s Karma Seal acts as a compressed save file that the Ōtsutsuki clan uses to defeat death and become deathless.
Whenever an Ōtsutsuki is on the verge of death and wants to be resurrected, they compress themselves into the Karma Seal and put it on the body of an appropriate vessel. From there, the mark begins to slowly extract the karma data from the body of the vessel.
Once extraction is complete, the vessel body is crushed by Ōtsutsuki‘s data, and as a result, the Ōtsutsuki transcends death and is reborn again.
How did Boruto get karma seal?
Boruto got the Karma seal after the big fight against Ōtsutsuki Momoshiki. The karma seal is placed on Boruto by Momoshiki before his death.
At the end of the fight, Boruto, assisted by Naruto and Sasuke, gave the final blow to Momoshiki with the Parent-Child Rasengan created by Naruto and Boruto’s chakra combination.
While Boruto is throwing the Parent-Child Big Rasengan, Sasuke wiped out Momoshiki’s chakra by absorbing it by his Rinnegan what causes Momoshiki’s downfall. Almost dead, Momoshiki suspended time and implanted the karma seal on Boruto.
So, who gave boruto karma seal? It’s Ōtsutsuki Momoshiki.
Why does Boruto have the karma seal?
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga series (chapter 44) reveals many things about why does Boruto have the karma seal?
Boruto Krama seal isn’t just a mark that gives its owner the power to absorb chakra, but it is, in reality, a pathway of rebirth for Ōtsutsuki Clan members. Boruto karma seal labels him as the elected vessel of Ōtsutsuki Momoshiki.
The proof comes from a pretty short talk between Mitsuki and Sasuke, where the latter said how Boro (an Inner member from Kara) named Boruto as Momoshiki’s vessel .
The reality behind Boruto Karma seal makes one wonder, could the Ōtsutsuki member have many vessels at the same time? And with Momoshiki now capable of to taking over Boruto’s body at his wish, what he is waiting for?
Actually, it seems that Momoshiki is waiting for a mature and strong version of Boruto to be his vessel.
Karma Seal Users
Boruto Uzumaki Karma Seal
Boruto got his Karma seal when he went with Sasuke and the other Kage to rescue Naruto when he was taken by Momoshiki.
Since members of the Ōtsutsuki clan can be revived thanks to the karma seals, just before his death, Momoshiki gave Boruto a Karma Mark on his right hand in the form of a diamond.
The Karma Seal on Boruto means it is marked as Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki‘s chosen vessel, and once the extraction is done, he will be resurrected in Boruto’s body.
Kawaki Karma Seal
Isshiki Ōtsutsuki gave Kawaki the Karma seal after seeing that Jigen’s body couldn’t hold his powers anymore.
In the manga it is revealed that Kawaki’s karma seal acts like a black hole and it is controled by Jigen (Ōtsutsuki Isshiki) rather than Kawaki himself.
Jigen Karma Seal
Jigen was Isshiki’s first vessel on Earth after Kaguya Ōtsutsuki beat him. Isshiki, who was now about to die, managed to parasitize a weak and unlucky person: Jigen.
to keep his life safe, Isshiki reduced his size and infiltrated Jigen’s body to control him from within. Then, he placed the karma seal on Jigen and crushed his bodily data. Actually, Jigen no longer has a Karma Seal because he is already Ōtsutsuki Isshiki himself.
When Boruto activates karma seal?
Boruto karma seal only appears when he is confronting a life-threatening trouble. We saw that in episode 187, when Boruto activates his karma seal against Kashin Koji to rescue Konohamaru from an obvious death.
Can Boruto control his karma seal?
While Kawaki is able to control his karma as he sees fit, Boruto can’t control his karma seal with the same way because he needs more training.
On the other hand, Boruto can control his karma seal intuitively when he is facing a mortal problem.
In which episode did boruto use his karma seal for the first time?
Boruto used his karma seal for the first time in episode 187 to save his sensei “Konohamaru” from Kashin Koji attacks.
Will Boruto master the karma seal?
Like Kawaki, Boruto will likely be able to learn how to fully control his karma seal, but we are still waiting for that to happen in the manga and anime events.
What can Boruto’s karma do?
Boruto karma seal powers are immense and various. It allows him to use the ability to absorb both chakra and other ninja’s jutsu.
Until now, the true potential of Boruto karma seal has likely been unexploited, but Boruto will probably be given a lot of upgrades since he is the main protagonist of the show.