Isshiki Otsutsuki / Jigen is the primary antagonist of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations series. He is the leader of the Kara organization. The main objective of Kara is to assist Isshiki Otsutsuki to get his new vessel. The brain of the Kara organization is Amado. He is the master in the usage of scientific ninja tools. These tools were implanted in every member of Kara to fill up the loopholes in their power. Only Jigen and Koji are the one who combats with their own strength and ability. The series has unveiled the power of Jigen. He, single handily, defeated both Naruto and Sasuke in the battle. He is the human vessel of Isshiki Otsutsuki.
History of Isshiki Otsutsuki-
In the past, Isshiki Otsutsuki made his first appearance on Earth with Kaguya Otsutsuki. But he was betrayed by her, and to survive in the new environment; he chose the body of a monk named Jigen. But that vessel was not powerful enough to hold an Otsutsuki’s chakra. That is why he was searching for a new vessel with Amado. After so many years, he found a perfect boy for his vessel, and this boy is Kawaki. Isshiki in Jigen’s body can only use some of his abilities below average. But still, he managed to overpower both Naruto and Sasuke. So, how powerful Isshiki Otsutsuki is?
Power and Abilities of Isshiki Otsutsuki-
Isshiki Otsutsuki has been considered the most substantial known Otsutsuki in the series. His chakra manipulation, abilities, and Taijutsu are far greater than any other shinobi. He easily overwhelmed the capabilities of Koji’s Sage Mode. There are many theories on Isshiki that he also possesses Jougan (True Eye). But the series has not unveiled this theory so far. If that so, then even Naruto and Sasuke (with the power of Sage of Six Paths) can not fulfill the power difference gap.
Based on the abilities of Ninjutsu and Taijutsu, Isshiki Otsutsuki is far more potent than Momoshiki Otsutsuki. Therefore, from now on, let’s discuss the real skills of Isshiki, which makes him the strongest antagonist of the series until now.
- Chakra Absorption– Isshiki has one of the most vital abilities, i.e., Chakra absorption. It means no Ninjutsu can work upon him. He can absorb any type of Ninjutsu, including some forbidden jutsu like Amaterasu. A different kind of Sharingan ability like Genjutsu and Tsukuyomi has no effect on him. It means the only option left to overpower him is in Taijutsu. But Isshiki has mastered the Taijutsu as well. He is not like Momoshiki, who was easily defeated.
- Space-Time Ninjutsu– Being an Otsutsuki, he is also capable of handling Space-Time Ninjutsu. Fans have already seen in the series that Otsutsuki are experts in manipulating the dimensions. It is their clan’s ability. Isshiki can able to access his personal dimension with the power of Daikokuten, where he stores things. In his personal dimension, there is no interference of time and space. Like Kaguya and Momoshiki, he can also teleport himself from one dimension to another. Only Boruto and Sasuke are the only shinobi who can operate the gates of different dimensions.
Isshiki possesses a unique right eye like Sharingan, which allows him to perform Sukunahikona. It is a technique to manipulate the size of the non-living things up to the atomic level, including natural elements. During the fight, Isshiki reduced the real flames of Koji to avoid further damage. He also manipulates the size of the chakra rods in the combats. When he combines this ability with his Taijutsu, he becomes invincible. The series has not shown the power of his left eye. His left eye looks like a Byakugan through which he can see 360 degrees with no blind spot. But some fans have made the predictions that he has Jougan in his left eye. If this prediction is accurate, then the last hope left is only Boruto.
These all are a glimpse of Isshiki’s power and abilities. Also, in physical strength, Isshiki is far superior to anyone. Boruto series has shown his sealing jutsu, Sealing Coffin, which can seal the power of Nine Tail Beast. The coffin shrunk along with the power, but thanks to Kawaki, he used Space-Time Ninjutsu to teleport Naruto from the coffin. In other words, Isshiki is powerful enough to capture the Ten Tail Beast. That’s all for now. Hope you might have enjoyed it.