Kara’s Amado has been Boruto’s biggest mystery with his connections to both Kara and Hokage. Is his true story being revealed?
Warning: contains spoilers for chapter 68 of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
There is no other character in Borutojust like Amado. With his quietly interesting, yet strangely frustrating presence, the questions that keep popping up with each of his successive appearances are why exactly the creator Masahi Kishimoto decided to include him in the manga, and what is his purpose? If the latest chapter is any indication, it looks like Amado’s playoffs are finally coming into play
For the entire series, Amado’s ultimate motives have never been clarified. In fact, Kishimoto hid them behind an extremely intricate story. He is one of the best and most trusted members of Kara, responsible for some of its most heinous operations that have yet to swear to kill its leader Isshiki Otsutsuki / Jigen. He is responsible for the creation of some of the most powerful characters in the Naruto universe, but there is no true understanding of his origins or how he came to have such incredible abilities. After Isshiki’s death, he changes allegiance and joins Naruto against Kara, but keeps the work he has done on Kawaki’s kama secret. Fans may understand that he is an important element of the ongoing story, but for whom and why is anyone’s guess.
With Boruto # 68, however, it seems that the curtain that hides Amado’s purpose is rising a bit in the wake of the battle that saw Momoshiki sacrifices himself to revive Boruto, Kawaki channels the power of Isshiki, and Code runs away. Believing that he could have defeated Kawaki if his restraint had been removed, Code later sneaks into Konoha Village to find Amado and “persuade” him to unlock and unleash his full potential. Of course, Code’s actions are discovered by several forces in the village, including Shikamaru. This led to a fight that ended with Code transporting Eida into space and creating what appears to be some sort of climactic battle between Kara and Konoha Village.
Even in the event that there is no climate fight, with Code’s focus on Amado and Konoha’s efforts to protect him, it will be difficult for the story to continue without providing a clearer understanding of what is going on with Amado. That is, either Code, Eida, and perhaps Daemon will succeed in persuading Amado to remove Code’s restrictions; or Shikamaru, Naruto, Sasuke and others will succeed in overcoming Kara. In both scenarios, for Amado to continue to give something deeper and more detailed about his background or purpose is to ask a lot of fans.
The absence of official details about Amado has already fueled a growing cache of fan-based theories. One of the most popular these theories claim that Eida is the daughter of Amado or more specifically Amado’s cyborg daughter. This theory is put together from treats of information that have rarely been dropped in the manga. For example, Amado admits to having a daughter who died about 12 years before the events in Boruto. Secondly, there is the fact that Eida has stated that she has the power to make everyone fall in love with her except Otsutsuki and her blood relatives. Amado is not an Otsutsuki, but her powers did not affect Amado as she was actively present in Kara before Jigen ordered her and Daemon’s disposal.
While these theories are interesting, they can never replace the actual facts of history. That is, they are not canon until they are confirmed by official sources. Hopefully, Boruto # 68 is Kishimoto’s attempt to regain control of the narrative by finally removing some, or all, of the mystery surrounding it. Amado.
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