What Is White Karma In Boruto? What Are Code’s Powers? Explained

With the recent developments in the manga post-Isshiki’s death, a new villain emerged. That villain is Code. Since he’s an inner member of the Kara it is evident that he’s crazy powerful. Although we got a glimpse of some of his powers in the latest chapter, his most intriguing power is still a mystery. That is his White Karma. This new power is supposedly different from its Black counterpart. Let’s find out how:

What is White Karma?

White Karma is a data seal backup similar to Black Karma existing only on those experimental subjects who cannot carry the soul of the Otsutsuki who gives them the karma. However, the subject gains access to the powers of Otsutsuki who implanted them but are not compatible to host their souls.  Although incompatible to host the soul of the caster the subjects are capable of gaining access to his powers and might end up stronger than the caster. These powers combined with his addiction to become an Otsutsuki and newly developed hatred for Boruto, Kawaki, Amado, Naruto, and Sasuke, Code is someone who can’t be taken lightly. Even Amado states that Code is stronger than Jigen and that he has limiters all over his body to constrain his overwhelming strength.

Amado discussing Code

So,

What Are Code’s Powers? Are His abilities Karma Powers?

As of now, Code’s abilities are similar to Kawaki’s. Such as body transfiguration. Where Kawaki can transform his arms into claws and other weapons. However, Code can transform his arms into claws. In addition to these claws, Code can also use Space-Time Ninjutsu. His claws serve the purpose of marking the terrain with his belt like lines. Code then uses these lines to attack and defend himself. I will explain this ability in detail up ahead.

But before that, are these abilities his karma powers? According to the last two chapters viz. 56 and 57, they are not his Karma powers. As we can see, some manga panels show him using these abilities without activating the Karma.

Code using his powers without karma activation
Code using Space Time Ninjutsu without Karma

This makes his Space Time Ninjutsu all the more dangerous. So this puts a question in my mind:

What Is Code’s Space-Time Ninjutsu? What Are Its Advantages And Disadvantages?

In his battle against Boro’s men, we see Code using his White Karma. The karma as of now seems to amplify his base powers and abilities. He underwent a physical transformation and develop claws. But the most intriguing power which Code displays is his use of Space-Time Ninjutsu. His space-time ninjutsu consists of Choker Belt lines appearing out of thin air and marking the territory. However, for them to appear Code has to wave his fingers in the direction he needs them on.

Code using White Karma
Code Using Space Time Ninjutsu

Similarly, in the latest chapter as well we see Code using this power. Where the belt like lines appear after Code uses his claws to break Eida out of the capsule.

Boruto Karma after striking

His Space-time ninjutsu seems like a combination of Minato and Obito’s space-time ninjutsu. Similar to Minato, he appears to be vanishing from the line of sight but instead like Obito he goes inside his belt-lines and can appear anywhere out of the marked territory. Secondly, the beltlines don’t disappear. Thus, allowing him to use them without straining his body. And all of this without using any of his Karma powers. This ability can prove more troublesome than Isshiki’s minifying ability. However, Code’s this very ability can be used against him. Let us see how:

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Code’s Space-Time Ninjutsu:

Advantages
  • Can be used even without Karma
  • Less strain on the body
  • Maintains stamina
  • There’s no way yet, to disperse these belt-lines
  • If your body gets marked, Code can attack from anywhere.
  • Belt-Lines don’t disappear.
  • Not much is known about the space-time Ninjutsu technique.
Disadvantages
  • Speed seems to be a major issue as someone with speed faster than Code can outmaneuver him
  • Hand movements necessary to mark territory.
  • If your body is marked and Code attempts to attack you, he can be pulled through the portal with Brute strength. Also, similar to Obito, his exposed Body Part can be attacked in a similar way Kakashi was attacking Obito inside his dimension.

Since his powers are still a mystery these are some of the speculations I can come with for now. Although, it is for sure that Code has many more tricks up his sleeve. And that it’ll be very difficult for our Heroes to beat him. Especially since he is recruiting cyborgs to aid him in his fight. Do you think, Code can defeat Naruto and Sasuke since they are just a sliver of their powerful selves now? Let us know in the comments.

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