Naruto fans were pretty sad to see the end of Naruto nearing. But, luckily, writer Masashi Kishimoto thought ahead and decided to introduce Naruto’s son, Boruto, just before the season finale. This gave fans something new to look forward to because they would be able to enjoy a very similar character in the series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
Boruto looks very similar to his father, and while many fans are not too excited about the sarcastic personality the character has been given, all are fascinated by his Jougan powers.
In this guide, we will take a closer look at this special ability. We’ll also share interesting things that every Naruto or Boruto fan should know about this ability.
What Is the Jougan Power?
Both Naruto and Boruto Uzumaki use ninjutsu – a type of spell that can be used by channeling chakra (an energy that allows them to do magic). One of the most popular techniques used by both of these characters is the Dojutsu, also referred to as the Eye Technique.
Boruto’s father, Naruto, is already known for using a series of Dojutsu techniques, but Boruto seems to be a master in this technique thanks to his unique right eye.
The right eye of Boruto is known as the Jougan, which translates to “Pure Eye.” The Jougan allows him to sense and see chakra, detect negative energy or emotions, and detect invisible barriers between different dimensions.
Boruto gets his power from the Otsutsuki clan, who believe this power to be troublesome. When Boruto is first introduced in the series, he already has good control over this power, but he understands very little about it since it is somewhat different from the Dojutsu powers other characters have. It is speculated that Boruto’s power is different because of genetic mutations as different genes are pooled together.
Fans also know very little about the Jougan power because not much is revealed as the season progresses. In the rest of this article, we are going to reveal the things we do know about this special ability so far.
Things Fans Should Know About Boruto’s Jougan Powers
If you are a Boruto fan, then you probably want to know all there is to know about this special ability. The Jougan power is quite a mystery that is slowly revealed throughout the series. Here is a quick look at the most important things fans should know about this ability.
The Development of the Jougan Powers
Boruto normally has blue eyes, but his right eye goes through various transformations as the series unfolds.
Boruto’s blue eyes change when his Jougan is activated. The whites of his normal eye suddenly darken, and his iris develops a glowing blueish white hue. The pupil develops a darkened circle with lighter blue in the middle.
When this power is activated, Boruto’s normal strengths seem to get a boost. He is suddenly faster, stronger, and a lot more agile. But very little is known about his abilities outside of this boost.
His eye only changes when the power is activated and returns to its normal blue color when the Jougan is not in use.
A seal is placed on Boruto so his power will slowly develop. But, eventually, Boruto does reach the berserk form called the Byakugan, which appears as blue tattoo markings over the right side of his face and over his right eye. This eye power seems to extend upward into something that resembles a horn.
This form is the aftermath that resulted from when Boruto defeated the godlike villain Momoshiki Otsutsuki. Momoshiki marked Baruto just before his defeat in a previous battle. This mark gradually spreads over Boruto as Momoshiki’s spirit manifests in Boruto’s body and slowly tries to take over his body as a vessel.
With this new power, Boruto – now referred to as Borushiki – easily defeats Boro (the leader of a cult that wishes to continue the Otsutsuki celestial ninja legacy), but everyone, including Naruto, is worried that Momoshiki and his evil chakra might fully consume Boruto, leaving him a completely different person.
How Boruto loses sight in his right eye isn’t revealed, but in the flash-forward scenes he is depicted as a teenager and has a large scar over his right eye. The tattoos of his Borushiki are also different but still noticeable underneath and alongside the scar. But in these scenes, Boruto no longer has the horn-like shape extending above his right eye.
Boruto’s right eye is blinded because he keeps it closed when the incredible power of his Jougan is not in use. But when the special ability is activated, his eye opens and has the same bluish-white glow it used to have when he was young.
Fans speculate that he lost his sight after an enemy attacked him, attempting to destroy his Jougan ability. Some also speculate that his blinded eye became functioning again because his father gave him one of his own eyes. But this is only speculation because the true reason for losing his eye hasn’t been revealed in the anime or the manga just yet.
In the beginning of the story, we see Boruto first struggle to control the power. But fans already know that he will one day master this special ability, because in flash-forward scenes, we see him as a teenager in full control of this ability despite losing his eyesight.
Why the Jougan Is Called Pure Eye
Jougan means “pure eye” and is also referred to as the star of hope. This eye is referred to as the pure eye because it is meant to rid the world of darkness and shoulder the fate of the world. But this is still quite confusing because the eye is often referred to as troublesome. In some predictions, they say that Boruto will one day lose everything he has because of the eye.
The Inheritance of the Jougan
Many believe that Boruto receives his Jougan power from his mother’s side.
Hinata, Boruto’s mother, is also referred to as the Byakugan princess and received Hamura Otsutsuki’s chakra. Hamura is the younger son of Princess Kaguya Otsutsuki and the main antagonist of the Naruto franchise.
This type of chakra is a power that is known as the Six Paths Chakra. When the chakra is activated, it appears in the form of bluish-white eyes without any pupils.
Naruto, Boruto’s father, receives Hagoromo Otsutsuki’s chakra (the elder son of Princess Kaguya Otsutsuki). This chakra is a type of power that develops a truth-seeking ball in his forehead, which gives him other types of special abilities.
Since Boruto is their son, it is believed that these two chakras somehow fused and resulted in an all-new power called the Jougan. Some fans speculate that Boruto might need to visit the Otsutsuki clan one day so he can learn how to fully master the power of the Jougan.
Controlling the Jougan
As a youngster, Boruto can’t control the Jougan yet. But, he will eventually learn to control this power, because as a teenager he seems to have full control over the Jougan. At first, the Jougan shows up randomly, but Boruto learns to control this power until he can finally draw on it at will.
Abilities of the Jougan
The Jougan gives Boruto all sorts of special abilities. Here is a quick look at the main abilities of this strange new power.
- The power allows Boruto to spot the dark flow of chakra that is normally invisible to the naked eye and is also undetectable by Byakugan and Sharingan (two types of powers that other ninjas use).
- The Jougan allows Boruto to detect inter-dimensional barriers or passages. The ability to detect these passageways allows him to save Sumire Kakei (a classmate at the Ninja Academy who is romantically interested in Boruto).
- The Jougan automatically activates when Boruto faces an opponent. When it activates, he can see everyone’s chakra flow and detect the vital point of this chakra.
- When the Jougan is automatically activated, it gives Boruto a boost in strength and agility.
- The Jougan also enables him to detect negative emotions in those around him.
Throughout the Boruto: Naruto Next Generation season, very little is revealed about the Jougan powers, but the mystery surrounding this odd strength might just be what makes this series so intriguing. Fans can’t wait to see more about this strange ability and remain glued to their seats as more episodes of this exciting series are released.
The only things that are truly known about the Jougan are its ability to give Boruto strength and agility and that it allows him to detect chakra. A lot of fans are constantly speculating about the additional strengths of this power, but we can only wait and see how it all plays out.
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