Naruto is one of the most popular anime franchises, which now has a sequel focusing on the second generation of our favorite heroes’ children, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The show follows its own arc with Boruto, the son of Naruto, in the center. In one of the storylines of the show, we lost Kurama, as the Nine Tailed Fox sacrificed its life to save its Jinchuriki.
The fans were hurt by the loss and one question always seemed to be in their minds, how would the writers make Kyuubi come back? But a recent theory suggests that the wait might be over soon as the possibility is that Kurama never actually left. Momoshiki’s karma mark may have a role in bringing the beast back.
Kurama – The Nine Tailed Fox
As every Naruto fan is well aware of the tale, like it is their history, Kurama is one of the tailed beasts found across the different Ninja Villages, divided from Kaguya’s Ten Tails. Kurama belonged to Konoha – The Village Hidden in the Leaves. When the show, Naruto, started we were told the story of how Naruto became the jinchuriki of Kurama. Later, it was revealed that the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, had sealed only half of Kurama’s chakra in Naruto, the other half was with him as he summoned the Death Reaper to take his soul along with half of Kurama.
During the Fourth Great Ninja War, in Naruto: Shippuden, Naruto loses the Yang half Kurama as it was extracted from him by Madara and Obito to bring back the Ten Tails. Naruto gets the other half to join him, which suggests that the creature can relocate and is not bound to a jinchuriki.
In Boruto: Naruto Next Generation, Momoshiki too attacked the Hidden Leaf Village to take Kurama from Naruto. Though he failed at the mission, he achieved to merge some of his chakra. In a fight against Isshiki Otsutsuki, Kurama sacrifices himself allowing Naruto to enter The Baryon mode. In this, the jinchuriki gains explosive power but it consumes the tailed beast. A new theory suggests that Momoshiki might have enough power to bring back the Nine Tailed Fox.
Boruto’s Karma mark from Momoshiki might bring back Kurama
Before his death, Momoshiki left the Karma mark on Boruto, which transferred his powers and consciousness to the young Uzumaki. Though the young ninja hasn’t managed to control Momoshiki’s powers so well yet, it has been shown in the show that he does have the ability to deflect Ninjustsu using his hands. But sometimes when Momoshiki does take over, Boruto has an infinite amount of chakra too, just like Naruto used to have with the help of Kurama.
This could mean that the chakra Boruto has when the Karma mark activates is not just of Momoshiki but also of the tailed beast. If Boruto manages to learn how to control the different chakras inside of him, he might become the next jinchuriki – as he is an Uzumaki too. Though not much is known about the Karma mark other than the threats it has caused. But it can also be used to bring back Kurama.
Though the fans might have to wait for a while till that happens, but it could be how the legendary tailed beast returns back to the land of the living.