Hey everyone, it is Perswayable here and today we are going to discuss the preview of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 43 and a potential plot hole (or an amazing shinobi is about to appear). In the preview for the upcoming episode, viewers saw a glimpse of the mysterious Byakuya Gang and one of the users utilizing the ice element.
For those who do not remember, Ice Release (or ice element in general) is an incredibly rare jutsu. In the beginning of the Naruto series, the first user utilizing ice release was Haku; he was able to create ice out of thin air. Haku’s ability was considered a Kekkei Genkai and an ability Kakashi’s Sharingan was unable to reproduce.
Others have been able to use ice, but the conditions were different. For example, “In Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (considered non-canon anyways), several of the Yukigakure ninja also had the ability to use Ice Release techniques. However, this was not the product of a similar kekkei genkai, as demonstrated by Kakashi’s ability to replicate one of these techniques with his Sharingan. Unlike Haku, who could create his own ice, the Yukigakure ninja had to manipulate pre-existing ice.”
Therefore, the next few episodes are crucial because if an individual is utilizing ice release, hopefully the story line provides reasoning for the user’s ability to manipulate ice. The explanation must somehow provide the viewer the ability to differentiate between Haku’s Kekkei Genkai and this new ability; otherwise, it’s a plot hole. Even so, because ice release is so rare (outside of snow), the shinobi should be quite spectacular or it will be a major let down for many viewers. Next episode, hopefully, will tell.
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