Can Boruto Awaken The Tenseigan? What Are Its Powers?

The Tenseigan is a rather mysterious eye in the Naruto universe, with only two confirmed users. Fans have been wondering if we’ll see more users of the dojutsu since the time it debuted in Naruto: The Last Movie.

When thinking of someone who can awaken the Tenseigan next, Boruto Uzumaki is the first name that pops up in many fans’ minds. This is due to him being half Hyuga and his mysterious dojutsu.

As the article’s title says, we’ll discuss the powers of Tenseigan and answer the question “Can Boruto awaken the Tenseigan?”. So, without any further ado, let’s get into it!

The powers of Tenseigan:

The Tenseigan grants its user with many abilities, like reanimating objects. Toneri was able to reanimate a Stone Monument of Hamura Otsutsuki. This Golem could even shower meteors! It was also able to overwhelm Kurama temporarily! Talk about a strong partner!

Tenseigan Chakra Mode: This mode is considered to be as strong as Naruto’s Nine-Tails Chakra Mode. When in this mode, the user gains Truth Seeker Orbs which can also be strengthened using chakra.

Toneri's Tenseigan Chakra Mode.

The mode also grants the user the ability to cause massive destruction, as Toneri was able to create a silver-coloured Typhoon and a huge gold sword strong enough to cut the moon in half!

The user of this mode can drip out all chakra from the opponent in a single shot. We saw

Strong, right?

Now, many of you will think Tenseigan’s chakra mode is weak because Naruto defeated Toneri with a single punch. But let’s not forget, Naruto had to channel all his chakra and Sage Powers at a single point. The massive power on the impact would have One-Shot anyone.

A great analogy would be that of Tsunade/Sakura’s punches, she gathers chakra in her fist and then releases it at the point of impact. Thus, causing massive destruction, even though she’s not even close to Naruto’s power levels.

Can Boruto awaken the Tenseigan?

To awaken the Tenseigan, one needs to belong to the Hyuga Clan and have Otsutsuki Chakra in them. So in theory, Hinata should be able to awaken the dojutsu as she is a pure-blood member of the Hyuga Clan and also received Hamura’s Chakra.

This means that Boruto could awaken the Tenseigan too, right? But Boruto awakening the Tenseigan seems to be out of the question here, as he doesn’t even have the Byakugan.

Since Boruto already has the Jougan, it is highly unlikely that he will awaken the Tenseigan.

It is important to note that Himawari Uzumaki, Boruto’s sister might be able to awaken the Tenseigan sometime in the future, as she has the Byakugan. However, nothing can be said with surety.

Jougan Boruto
Boruto’s Jougan

Moreover, Tenseigan might be weaker than the Jougan, as the latter has already shown some powers of the Byakugan, like showing the chakra pathway system of the target along with some other insane powers, like using space-time ninjutsu to open portals to different dimensions. 

As Momoshiki called the Jougan troublesome, it is safe to assume that the dojutsu’s powers far exceed what we’ve witnessed so far. Otsutsukis usually have stronger dojutsu powers compared to humans, and it seems like the Tenseigan might not be able to provide much utility to Boruto.

Due to these reasons, the Tenseigan wouldn’t work as a good plot tool in the series, especially with the recent raids of Otsutsukis. Both Momoshiki and Isshiki were insanely strong and dealt heavy damage, so a dojutsu which is kinda on par or weaker than Naruto’s sage mode is not exactly suitable for Boruto.

However, something like the Jougan which can also open space-time Ninjutsu is essential; since Sasuke lost his Rinnegan too. If no one can open a portal to the other dimensions, then the Otsutsukis could trap our heroes in dimensions forever!

Which Characters possessed the Tenseigan?

Only two characters are known to possess the Dojutsu so far; namely, Hamura Otsutsuki and his descendant, Toneri Otsutsuki. As you may know, Hamura is the son of Kaguya Otsutsuki, the progenitor of chakra. He fought and sealed Kaguya alongside his brother Hagoromo Otsutsuki, also known as the Sage of Six Paths. Also, he is the ancestor of the Hyuga Clan, who received his powers in the form of Byakguan and he also created the shinobis of the moon.

There, he worked on passing his brother, Hagoromo’s will, which brings us to our second and final Tenseigan user so far, Toneri Otsutsuki. Toneri was able to awaken the Tenseigan after implanting Hanabi’s (Hinata’s sister) Byakugan. Since he is the direct descendant of Hamura on the moon, he awakened the dojutsu in a few days. After misinterpreting his ancestor’s will, he planned to attack the Earth but understood his mistake later.

In Conclusion, it is highly unlikely that Boruto will awaken the Tenseigan. He already has the Jougan, which is hinted to arguably be the strongest dojutsu. This makes the Tenseigan unnecessary at this point.

With this, we hope that we’ve answered your questions regarding Tenseigan’s powers and its potential next user! What do you think? Will Boruto wield two Dojutsu’s like his master Sasuke? Or will Himawari awaken it? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section down below!

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