Boruto: In Naruto Next Generation, we find out that Ishiki Otsutuki left a mark of his karma seal on Kawaki‘s body. According to Ishiki, Kawaki has a very perfect and suitable body, capable of absorbing Otsatsuki’s strength that he has in his body. That is why Ishiki tried hard to get back Kawaki’s figure.
Although we saw the battle scene with Boruto at the beginning of the series, which moment is most likely to occur in the future, Kawaki is showing that his level is comparable to Boruto, but an interesting question arises. Why didn’t Isshiki choose Uzumaki Naruto to be the vessel?
Already Knowing Naruto Future
In the fight between Naruto and Boruto against Momoshiki Otsutsuki, there was an interesting moment that could prove why Ishiki did not choose Naruto as his container. Momoshiki looks to the future using Byakugan and says that He has great power – all thanks to Kurama. But, unfortunately, that power couldn’t be passed on to the next generation.
This is interesting because Jinchuriki usually has no problem passing on the Biju to the next generation. The same situation is with other Uzumaki families, for example, Kushina to Naruto. This is still a mystery. Will Naruto die in the future? This is what Kawaki said during the fight against Boruto at the beginning of the series.
Naruto Has Become A Jinchuuriki
There is no confirmation of this, but when it comes to powerful powers like karma, the Naruto franchise seems to have the same concept as the Devil’s Fruit in One Piece Story. In the story of One Piece, one person can’t have two demon fruits at a time, except for Blackbeard. This is to ensure that the user explodes and dies.
In Naruto’s story, one cannot be a vessel of two powers. Naruto himself was born into Kurama’s Jinchuuriki, so it seemed impossible if he had other powerful abilities like karma. If karma is also put into Naruto’s body, he can die.
Difficult for Isshiki to Control
Compared to Kawaki, Naruto seems to be very difficult to control for Isshiki. This may be due to different conditions for Naruto and Kawaki. Why does the psychological state affect the strength of Karma Seal?
Due to the overflowing hatred and anger from Naruto as a child, the Geek did see how the power of the nine-tailed chakras grew. This slowly weakened Naruto’s body seal. On the other hand, when he grew up, everything became wiser, and his development was slow. If Isshiki embeds Karma Seal in Naruto, I feel that it will take too much time to develop Karma Seal.
Have the Same Background
As explained above, psychological states are very influential. There may be some reason for choosing children who were “not considered” or not appreciated, such as Kawaki, to be the test subjects. Like Kimimaro and Sasuke, this is, of course, to make it easier for Isshiki to develop his karmic abilities.
With hatred, anger, and emotions, they all develop very rapidly. If Naruto had a karma seal on his body, it would certainly not fit. He has a dark past and is shunned by people. However, he received moral support from various parties, including Kakashi, Iruka, and Sasuke. A new karma seal is developed when Naruto is angry. This only happens when he finds or sees a friend injured.
It took a long time
If Isshiki chooses Naruto as a container and puts a karma seal on his body, there is no doubt that it will be wasted. Why? He is no longer young. Naruto’s current age is probably around 35. If Isshiki had sealed it now, it was certain that the seal would not develop.
Then, assuming that Isshiki met Naruto when he was a teenager, he might still have a chance. However, if Isshiki implanted it at Naruto’s young age, the chances of success were high. Even if it takes a long time, Naruto is still alive. But at his age now, Naruto’s chances of survival are low.