Naruto’s Final Villain Was Foreshadowed Years Earlier Than Fans Think
Naruto fans are still talking about Kaguya’s unexpected debut in the series, but what if the Otsutsuki had been announced long before?
Narutohis controversial final villain, Kaguya Otsutsuki, was suddenly introduced at the end of the series, making fans wonder why writer Masashi Kishimoto would do such a thing. While many rumors about Kaguya’s creative origins have since circulated online, his die-hard fans Naruto know that the series actually foreshadowed this major villain many years before its debut.
Kaguya is a member of the Otsutsuki clan (which became the main antagonist in Narutothe sequel of Boruto). Essentially, the Otsutsuki are alien parasites that travel from planet to planet, harvesting and absorbing the world’s life energy (what shinobi call “chakra”) to become higher life forms and ascend to true godhood. The problem with Kaguya inside Naruto is that the ultimate villain of the series was supposed to be Madara Uchiha, and it wasn’t until his final battle against Naruto and Sasuke that Kaguya appeared (in chapter #679 out of 700), shocking fans for his lack of concentration.
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The first mention of Kaguya In Naruto It was much earlier than expected
However, true Naruto Fans know that Kaguya was foreshadowed long ago, specifically in chapter #216. At that point in the story, the young shinobi of Konoha were chasing the Sound Five sent by Orochimaru to retrieve Sasuke. The leader of the Sound shinobi, Kimimaro, battles against Gaara and Rock Lee in an epic battle. During the match, Kimimaro showed a kekkei genkai (an innate, inherited ability) called Shikotsumyaku, which allows him to manipulate his bones. This same ability was later demonstrated by Kaguya, who was revealed to be the ancestor of Kimimaro’s clan, whose name is given in chapter #216 as “the Kaguya clan”. It’s also interesting to note that Kimimaro and his clan (only seen in the anime) wear very similar dresses to the Otsutsuki’s, and the scars on their foreheads also appear to be copies of Kaguya’s eyebrows.
Of course, the connection between Kaguya and Kimimaro was only established when the former debuted, but the clan name being the same as the Otsutsuki’s makes one wonder if Kishimoto had actually planned Kaguya’s role since the appearance of Kimimaro. . It is impossible to determine when the author came up with the idea of Kaguya and Otsutsuki. A persistent rumor suggested that Kaguya had to be introduced suddenly because Kishimoto made Madara too powerful to be defeated by Sasuke and Naruto, but this has already been debunked, as it was based on false quotes from the author. Others on the contrary believe that the Otsutsuki were introduced into the story only to provide villains for future products of the franchise, such as the films and the sequel Boruto.
Kimimaro’s story suggests that Kaguya was born earlier than fans think
The connection between Kimimaro and Kaguya obviously doesn’t prove that Kishimoto thought of Otsutsuki in chapter #216. However, the author confirmed that the inspiration for Kaguya Otsutsuki is Princess Kaguya, the main character from The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, one of the oldest Japanese legends. It seems quite a coincidence, then, that the name of Kimimaro’s clan was also inspired by the same legend. Certainly, Kaguya’s story was, in a way, already present NarutoThe author’s tradition from an early stage to the Sage of the Six Paths (Kaguya’s son Hagoromo) and the author’s will to explain the origin of chakra. Only Kishimoto knows the answer to that question, but regardless, fans who believe that Kaguyahis introduction to the story was very sudden and unexpected can refer to chapter #216 to find the first foreshadowing Narutohis last villain.
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