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|“||You poor inconvenient humans. Unless you train and persevere senselessly, you get nowhere. Watch me! With this pill, instantly, with no effort, and so easily, I acquire true power.||„|
|~ Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki|
Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki (in Japanese: 大筒木モモシキ, Ōtsutsuki Momoshiki) is a major antagonist in the manga/anime series, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, appearing as the main antagonist in Boruto: Naruto the Movie and in the anime retelling Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
He is a member of the Ōtsutsuki clan. He has a minion by the name of Kinshiki Ōtsutsuki. His goal throughout the film is to capture the Nine-Tails from Naruto Uzumaki. He is the first major antagonist that Boruto faces in the manga.
Like Kaguya Ōtsutsuki and Kinshiki, Momoshiki has pale skin and light colored hair. His hair is long and in shape of a long pony tail. He has small brown horns that appear from the top of his head. He has the Byakugan eyes and has Rinnegan eyes on the palm of his hands. He wears white robes and has white pants. Compared to Kinshiki, he is much shorter than him.
After devouring Kinshiki to gain power in his battle against Naruto and Sasuke, his appearance changed drastically. In the movie, his skin turned red and he appears taller than before with an increase in size. He looks more like a demon similar to Sakon and Ukon and Kidomaru in their Cursed Sealed mode. In the manga and anime, after consuming Kinshiki, Momoshiki appears as a skinnier version of himself with long black marks stretching around his body and face, longer gray hair, golden Byakugan and Rinnegan eyes, and horns protruding from his head.
Momoshiki is incredibly arrogant and has a lot of confidence in himself. He values hard work and training as something that is in vain and prefers to achieve power through the easiest means possible. Momoshiki is very much interested in gaining immortality and power by consuming a chakra fruit by capturing Kurama. Among his prideful and power-hungry attitude, Momoshiki holds no regards for human life as he had no care for unleashing a massive tailed beast ball in Konohagakure with many people in the village. He also takes sadistic joy out of his actions since he delighted in unleashing his power upon the village while cackling hard at the whole situation.
With his guardian Kinshiki, Momoshiki did not have a second thought to absorbing him to gain more power to defeat Sasuke, the Kage, and to obtain more power from Kurama. Because of this, Naruto tells Momoshiki that he is not a person, but a monster. However, for all his evilness, Momoshiki is not without honor, as he was willing to accept defeat after Boruto killed him. He was also willing to use the last moments of his life to warn the young Uzumaki that since he had both now defeated a high-ranking Ōtsutsuki and obtained the Jōgan, there would be those who would hunt him down for it.
Momoshiki and Kinshiki origins lies in a different dimension hundreds of years ago. Kaguya Ōtsutsuki knew about their existence and thought to create the White Zetsu Army to fight against them in case they came to steal any of her chakra.
Boruto: Naruto the Movie
Momoshiki appeared in another dimension where Sasuke was fighting Kinshiki at a palace. The two battled to which Momoshiki looked on and was a bit surprised that Sasuke had the Rinnegan. Sasuke was looking for information on the threat that was foreshadowed to greater than that of Kaguya. Though he was overwhelmed, Sasuke managed to hold his own against Kinshiki before leaving.
Momoshiki and Kinshiki later appeared in the main dimension where Sasuke made his way to. They captured Killer B in order to extract Gyuuki's chakra from inside him. Gyuuki tried to attack them with a massive Tailed Beast Ball but Momoshiki absorbed it, amplified its potency and sent it back to Gyuuki. Momoshiki then absorbed the chakra of Gyuuki from Killer B leaving him in an unconscious state. Momoshiki and Kinshiki then sensed the chakra of Naruto. Naruto was the jinchuuriki to Kurama and he had a massive reserve of chakra than B. Momoshiki then decides to head to the location where Naruto was at to capture Kurama.
Momoshiki and Kinshiki appeared in Konohagakure right after the match between Boruto and Shikadai concluded in the Chūnin Exams. They proceed to destroy the stadium where the exams took place. As the chaos ensued, Momoshiki immediately attacked Naruto. He then encountered Boruto who tried to attack him with his Kote but all of his attacks were absorbed by Momoshiki's Rinnegan. He tried to attack him but he was saved by Naruto and Shikamaru. Naruto figured they were after him and asked them who they were, Momoshiki said that he was after Kurama inside Naruto so that he could use the chakra to modify his power to create a new chakra fruit. He said that with this it would help him in his quest to immortality. Momoshiki used his powers to summon a giant tailed beast ball to attack them but Naruto and Sasuke protected everyone and managed to deflect the attack. Although the attack was deflected, Naruto was captured by the duo and taken to a different dimension.
Momoshiki and Kinshiki began to extract the tailed beast from Naruto but they were interrupted by the arrival of Sasuke, the kage (Gaara, Darui, Kurotsuchi, and Chojuro), and Boruto. With Naruto free from the ritual, the duo began to fight the kage and Sasuke. As the fight went on, Kinshiki told Momoshiki that it was time for him to gain more power. To the shock of everyone there, Momoshiki turned Kinshiki into a chakra pill and devoured him. This resulted in Momoshiki's drastic change of appearance and power up.
Naruto and Sasuke teamed up together to fight Momoshiki where they were able to overwhelm him for the beginning of the fight with brute strength. After burning Sasuke with his lava style attack and pinning down Naruto with his boulders, he summoned a giant lava golem but it was cut down by the duo's Susano and Kurama combination. Katasuke also appeared and attempted to finish him off with his Kote but Momoshiki took that opportunity to absorb the attack to get back his power. Momoshiki prepared to kill the kage with the Shadow Paralysis technique and then take Kurama from Naruto. Sasuke collaborated with Boruto to attack Momoshiki so that he could free the kage and Naruto. Momoshiki was then caught off guard while fighting Sasuke by an attack from Boruto which damaged his Rinnegan. Boruto and Naruto then formed a massive Rasengan and hurled it at Momoshiki. Since Momoshiki could not absorb the Rasengan, it sent him crashing through the god tree and sent him into space where it exploded killing him in the process.
Unlike the events in Boruto: Naruto the Movie, in the manga and anime Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, after Momoshiki's death, he appears after Boruto's attack. When Boruto landed on top of the god tree to look at the power of the attack, Momoshiki froze time to personally confront Boruto. He commented on how he has the blood of the Byakugan inside of Boruto. He then appears near Boruto to tell him that with his Byakugan, he has the power to see one's fate but he cannot see his own. Momoshiki then says he can see Boruto's fate and warns him that his blue eyes will take everything from him. And as Sasuke continues to listen in on Momoshiki's speech, Momoshiki grabs Boruto's arm and placed a mark on it telling him that once a man defeats a god they are no longer the same person anymore. Momoshiki then disappears after giving him a cursed mark and warning Boruto.
With Momoshiki's appearance during the Chuunin Exams, the members of Kara sees his presence at the Hidden Leaf Village as a problem as it was in the way of their plans. It was also later confirmed by Naruto, Sasuke, and the others that Boruto's cursed mark is completely different than that of any other cursed marks including Orochimaru's curse marks and that the mark has some connection to the Kara organization.
When Boruto and Kawaki's kāma seals made contact during their sign of reconciliation, Momoshiki briefly appears in Boruto's mind. Both Boruto and Kawaki felt a painful sensation, Koji Kashin wonders what the disturbance was, and Boruto asks Kawaki if he saw Momoshiki. Boruto realizes he only saw Momoshiki and wonders what the disturbance was. When Delta reports that Boruto Uzumaki has a kama mark, Jigen realizes that Boruto is Momoshiki's vessel.
During Boruto's battle against Boro, the latter was severely beating Boruto. Momoshiki takes possession of Boruto through his kama seal to fight Boro. After easily kicking aside Boro and taking chakra from an unconscious Naruto, as Boruto has almost no chakra left, Momoshiki continues to beat back Boro until he defeats him with a powerful rasengan. Before he returns control to Boruto, Momoshiki muses that it is still long before the time comes when Boruto will lose everything.
Amado reveals that Momoshiki, through the Karma mark, will be able to resurrect himself by taking over Boruto's body, killing him in the process.
Once Isshiki had been disposed after Kawaki used a shadow clone to tricked him into unwittingly implementing his Kara to a clone body for his resurrection, Momoshiki immediately possess Boruto and plans to dispose of Naruto, Sasuke and Kawaki, starting with stabbing Sasuke’s Rinnegan. He tells Sasuke that he stopped him from space-time ninjutsu. Momoshiki states that it feels great being free and begins to fight an enraged Kawaki. After Sasuke kicked him away from Kawaki, Momoshiki explains that the data from the karma in Kawaki's body still remains and that Kawaki is almost an Otsutsuki. Momoshiki says that he intends to take Kawaki and feed him to Isshiki's Ten-Tails and take the chakra fruit for himself. Kawaki and Sasuke fights Momoshiki until Sasuke realizes that if Momoshiki absorbed chakra then Boruto would regain his consciousness. Momoshiki attacks Sasuke with Boruto's vanishing rasengan. Momoshiki confronts and fights Kawaki, but Kawaki uses his fire style technique to burn himself. Knowing that he needs Kawaki alive to feed him to the Ten-Tails, Momoshiki absorbs the chakra of the fire. As a result, Boruto begins to slowly regain his consciousness to stop Momoshiki. Momoshiki struggles with Boruto and wants him to go back to being unconscious but Boruto grabs the horn on his head. Momoshiki pleads with Boruto to not break the horn. Boruto severs a piece of the horn causing Momoshiki to lose control over Boruto's body and losing his consciousness. As a result, Boruto's body returned to its normal state.
Powers and Abilities
Momoshiki is a member of the Ōtsutsuki clan in which he has high amount of chakra and power. He possess the Byakugan which can allow him to look at the chakra and chakra points of the people around him. He has two Rinnegan on the palm of each hand where he can absorb chakra from his targets and can release large amount of chakra to summon powerful attacks like a giant Tailed Beast Ball.
Along with Kinshiki, Momoshiki has superhuman strength as he was able to kick Naruto away with ease. After absorbing Kinshiki into himself, his strength was great enough to handle both Naruto and Sasuke. Momoshiki can also fly along with Kinshiki. Momoshiki can use attacks which includes the earth, fire, water, wind, and lightning elements and can use them to create powerful creatures to help him in battle.
After absorbing Kinshiki, Momoshiki gained a lot more power. He was able to fight both Naruto and Sasuke's level and overwhelm them and the kage around them. He was able to create a chakra technique similar to the rasengan Boruto held,in this state his already massive chakra due to being from Ōtsutsuki clan, is increased to the point that he can cut the god tree just with simple chakra release.
In the Boruto anime and manga, after his death, Momoshiki was able to freeze time for a moment to the point where Naruto was oblivious of this. Momoshiki is also able to give curse marks to others such as giving one to Boruto.
After his death, Momoshiki shown to be a powerful spirit as he transmit Kama on Boruto Uzumaki as his vessel. Momoshiki can also gain control of Boruto's body.
- Sasuke Uchiha stated in the movie that Momoshiki is considered to be a threat greater than Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, revealing that Momoshiki and Kinshiki are the threat he has been searching for for so many years.
- The giant golem that Momoshiki summoned in his battle against Naruto and Sasuke strongly resembles Obsidius from Godzilla Unleashed.
- It was revealed in the Boruto: Naruto the Movie novel that Momoshiki was the foster son to Kinshiki.