Ever since the ending of Naruto: Shippuden and its eventual transition into Boruto: The Next Generations, fans have wondered who the new villains might be.
By the end of Naruto: Shippuden, we saw some of the most impressive shinobi in the entirety of the Naruto Universe laid out as great obstacles for our protagonists.
Madara Uchiha, Obito Uchiha, and Kaguya Otsutsuki were some of the most powerful characters ever seen – so it makes sense to wonder who could be brought in as antagonists in Boruto.
We quickly see the writing team for Boruto: The Next Generations establish new villains at the beginning of the story – namely certain members of the Otsutsuki family.
Soon enough we find the adult Sasuke Uchiha bumping into two members – Kinishiki and Momoshiki Otsusuki – and it is Momoshiki that we find to be the first true villain of Boruto.
But who is Momoshiki, exactly? Just how strong is he compared to other villains in the history of the Naruto Universe? If you want to know everything about Momoshiki Otsutsuki, then you’ve come to the right place!
We’ll take you through each of his abilities, as well as where he ranks on the scale of characters within Naruto, Naruto: Shippuden, and Boruto: The Next Generations.
Who Is Momoshiki Otsutsuki?
Momoshiki Otsutsuki is a member of the legendary Otsutsuki Clan – which we come into contact with at the end of Naruto: Shippuden. Momoshiki is presumably a younger member of the family, who comes to the Naruto World in search of the fate of Kaguya Otsutsuki as well as her God Tree.
The Otsutsuki Clan are difficult to explain compared to other villains within the Naruto Universe as they aren’t really people in the same way we might think of Naruto, Sasuke or Sakura.
Momoshiki is a god-like being, or rather an alien – capable of interdimensional travel and free travel between planets. This automatically puts him at a certain power level, as this travel is done through use of his own latent abilities.
After a short clash with Sasuke Uchiha, we come to realize that Momoshiki and his partner Kinshiki have been investigating the fate of Kaguya.
When they realize what happened in the events of Naruto: Shippuden – they begin to try and recover the immense amounts of chakra that was split up and placed into the Tailed Beasts.
It isn’t until the apex of the Chunin Exam Arc that we see them appear as threats – and in doing so begin battles with Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke, and Boruto. It isn’t until this moment that we can begin to truly examine the power level of Momoshiki.
Abilities And Powers
Let’s first consider some of the most basic aspects of Momoshiki’s powers and abilities, starting with the fundamental abilities all shinobi possess.
Momoshiki appears to have immense chakra reserves, being able to fuel a large amount of devastating Jutsu including the Byakugan, multiple Rinnegan, Immense Ninjutsu powers, Nature Transformations, as well as complex and rare Kama seals.
Momoshiki has obvious prowess in Taijutsu, able to go toe-to-toe with Naruto and Sasuke at the same time during their battle at the end of the Chunin Exam Arc.
Momoshiki can fight hand to hand, with weapons, and with ninja tools. He seems to be familiar with all of them despite not being from any village in the Naruto World.
Ninjutsu is probably the fundamental skill where Momoshiki shows the most power. Because of the large amount of strong Dojutsu he possesses, he is able to use incredible Ninjutsu that rivals all of the most powerful shinobi of Naruto: Shippuden.
He is also able to create complex Nature Transformations – a category that we will explore in more detail below.
Because of the nature of the battles we see Momoshiki fighting, we never really see any opportunity for him to use Genjutsu. Because of his Rinnegan and Byakugan, it is assumed that he probably has immense abilities in Genjutsu.
However during the heat of battle, it’s clear that Momoshiki sees no need to use it – his style is much more influenced by devastating and flashy ninjutsu attacks.
Momoshiki is shown to be exceptionally intelligent in battle, able to fight two deadly opponents at once, as well as keeping up with their lightning-fast decision-making.
He has no doubt had a great deal of time with all of the impressive ninjutsu and Dojutsu at his disposal and uses them as if he understands them fully.
Specialized Powers And Dojutsu
Now that we’ve covered the fundamentals, let’s take a look at the more specific powers Momoshiki has that make him powerful.
Byakugan is the first obvious power that Momoshiki possesses and is very similar to the Byakugan of the Hyuuga clan. He has one for each eye, and it gives him great increases in his vision. Byakygan allows him to see the chakra of others manifest physically.
It seems that Momoshiki has one of the most powerful Byakugans in all of Naruto, as he is not only able to use it in all the usual ways but that he is also able to read the fates of others – what might happen in their future.
This is the really impressive thing about Momoshiki – he has two red-colored Rinnegan – one for each palm! These allow him to use all of the same kind of Jutsu that Sasuke can wield, except that he can also use them to absorb massive amounts of chakra.
This allows him to be practically unstoppable in battle, as any ninjutsu sent his way can easily be absorbed and then thrown back at his opponent.
Kama is a power unique to Boruto and the Otsutsuki Clan, that allows members of their family to imprint their DNA into a living host. After Momoshiki is defeated, he’s not really dead, because he plants his Kama onto Boruto Uzumaki.
Although Kama gives the host a great deal of power, it means that soon enough Momoshiki will attempt to return.
Because of his two Rinnegan that can absorb chakra, Momoshiki is able to absorb different kinds and fuse them together. Like most Rinnegan users, Momoshiki has complete mastery over all elemental types and can combine them together to create impressive and unique Jutsu.
How Does Momoshiki Stack Up Against Other Characters?
We actually have a very good idea of how Momoshiki stacks up against other ninjas because the main battle we see him in verses Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha, some of the most powerful ninja in the entirety of the Naruto Universe.
During their battle, we see Momoshiki keep up with them and cause them real threats. Momoshiki’s diversity of Jutsu and incredible Dojutsu rivals that of Naruto and Sasuke, who need to work together to defeat him.
Because of this, we can begin to make assumptions about how Momoshiki would do against other characters in the Naruto Universe.
Almost all shinobi in the entirety of the story might lose to him. He is more powerful than all of the Leaf Shinobi and all of the other villages. The only ones that might rival him are Obito Uchiha, Madara Uchiha, Naruto, Sasuke, and members of his own family.
It seems obvious that the power levels have shifted in Boruto: The Next Generations – and without some of the new powers unique to the series, it will be very difficult to stack up against members of the Otsutsuki Clan.
We hope that this article has shed some light on Momoshiki and his strength within the Boruto Series.
Without the great powers of Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha, Momoshiki would most likely have been able to do whatever he pleased with the Hidden Leaf Village – and it’s a good job that our heroes were around to stop him.
As to where Momoshiki ranks against other Naruto Characters – it’s clear that he is one of the most powerful we’ve seen.
It’s a cool thought to look back at other characters throughout the series and wonder who they would do against him – but it’s obvious due to the list of strong abilities he possesses that he would make short work of nearly all of them. Double Rinnegan is truly something impressive!