The Ōtsutsuki Clan is one of the most powerful groups in the Naruto and Boruto series and just when the original Naruto fans thought that they were done with the Ōtsutsuki Clan, Boruto brought the clan back and they’re a threat to the protagonists once more. In this article, we are going to focus on the members of the Ōtsutsuki Clan as we are going to compare Momoshiki and Isshiki Ōtsutsuki to determine who the stronger of the two is and why that is like it is.
Based on the feats they have done in the manga and anime, Isshiki is stronger than Momoshiki. Both of them are exceptionally strong and while both ultimately died, living through their vessels, Isshiki’s feats in the story, as well as his achievements in fights against strong opponents, are much greater than Momoshiki’s and that is why he wins this one.
Now that you have the short version of the answer, the rest of the article is going to be divided into three sections, with the first two introducing the characters, their powers, and their abilities. In the end, we’re going to give our final verdict and explanation on why Isshiki would ultimately be able to defeat Momoshiki in a direct fight.
Chakra and Physical Prowess
Like the other Ōtsutsuki, Momoshiki was gifted with extremely powerful chakra and is a powerful rasengan user. He could also absorb any technique he encountered, as well as an opponent’s chakra. Momoshiki possessed tremendous strength, able to send Naruto crashing through a wall with a single blow. He could also act quickly to avoid enemy attacks. After absorbing Kinshiki’s power, Momoshiki could fight both Naruto and Sasuke in hand-to-hand combat at the same time.
Isshiki is a very resilient man, able to survive being cut in half long enough to find a new host. While possessing Jigen, Isshiki displayed incredible prowess in unarmed combat. Even without Jigen’s body having access to most of his power, he exhibits tremendous speed and strength, easily knocking Naruto back with a kick, impressing the Hokage with his reaction. and effortlessly catching a punch from Kawaki while his Kama was activated, causing Kawaki visible pain by simply twisting his arm.
Isshiki wields an extremely powerful chakra, compared to Naruto’s in his Rikudō Sage Mode. His reserves and strength at full power are able to overwhelm Jigen’s body with their sheer intensity. Even limiting herself, her sinister chakra was already strong enough to terrify Ino Yamanaka to the point of collapsing her.
When he unleashes more of his power through Jigen’s Kama, his chakra is such that it intimidates Sasuke and forces him to run away, then disturbs him and Naruto. As noted by Amado and Isshiki himself, his chakra is so massive that he requires a suitable vessel to support him, for if he were to be reborn in Jigen’s body, the man’s body would die within days. Isshiki thinks three days would be the limit.
Both members of the Ōtsutsuki Clan are extremely powerful chakra wielders and they have enormous physical capabilities. This is why we could not decide on the clear winner here, and that is why we have decided to split the points.
Points: Momoshiki 1, Isshiki 1
Momoshiki possessed the Byakugan in both of his eyes which granted him a 360-degree vision, as well as X-ray vision which allowed him to see the Chakra Circulation System. Using it he was able to observe Kurama’s Chakra sealed in Naruto. In the anime, Momoshiki used it to locate and hit Naruto’s tenketsu.
With these eyes, Momoshiki possessed a unique ability that allowed him to see the fate of other beings, however, it did not allow him to see his own fate. Momoshiki possessed the Rinnegan in the palms of his grayish-purple hands, which in the anime turned red when using his techniques.
With these eyes, he demonstrated the unique ability to absorb any kind of technique and make it his own through his right Rinnegan, as well as return the jutsu absorbed by it through his left with greater power thanks to his incredible chakra.
Isshiki uses the Sukunahikona, it is a dōjutsu that deploys the strength of the user facing the object he is looking at. This pupil has its own aspect and is present in Isshiki’s right eye. Any object he looks at is deported to a parallel dimension where time is stopped. After making an object disappear, if he needs to, he can use the Daikokuten secret technique to bring them back to the “normal world”. Isshiki also uses the Byakugan present in his left eye.
Thanks to the fact that he possesses both the Byakugan and the Rinnegan, Momoshiki ultimately gets this point.
Points: Momoshiki 2, Isshiki 1
Due to his ability to absorb any type of Ninjutsu, Momoshiki could release them on a much larger scale. With this ability, he could create gigantic Tailed Beast Balls and greatly lengthen the range of Shadow Imitation Jutsu. In the anime for his part, Momoshiki created a gigantic version of the Rasengan called the Crimson Spiral.
After absorbing Kinshiki, Momoshiki was shown to be able to use Kinshiki’s long, flowing hair as an improvised weapon to restrain the enemy, and produce avatars of chakra from the ground to ensnare a target.
Thanks to his Rinnegan, Momoshiki was able to use the five basic natures of chakra, namely Fire, Wind, Lightning, Earth, and Water, easily by absorbing the elemental techniques of his enemies. With this, he could fire powerful flame, lightning projectiles that release strong electric shocks and create a gigantic golem that he was able to subdue Kurama.
He used the Chakra Absorption technique, which was powerful enough to absorb Sasuke’s Amaterasu, as well as levitation. Through the Inton, he communicated with other people using genjutsu. Isshiki’s staves were also capable of draining a victim’s chakra. He could use Space-Time Ninjutsu, able to access what seemed to be his personal dimension.
The crater-like battlefield formed a gigantic hermetic coffin, with its lid hanging above the clouds. By using an airtight container to perform a powerful fūinjutsu, he was able to seal Naruto inside. Only Isshiki himself could break the seal and split it, which would have destroyed everything inside.
Isshiki seems to be the better fighter of the to, as he has achieved greater feats during the narrative and has, also, fought much tougher opponents than Momoshiki. This is why he gets the point.
Points: Momoshiki 2, Isshiki 2
Momoshiki bestowed Kāma on Boruto before his spirit disappeared, making him his vessel, intending to resurrect. The mark grants Boruto a series of special abilities, as well as allowing Momoshiki to manifest through it for a certain period of time when Bouto expends a large amount of chakra, taking full control of his body.
When this occurs, Kāma marks spread across the right side of Boruto’s body, forming a horn and turning his right eye into a Byakugan. Momoshiki maintains Boruto’s knowledge of and access to techniques, is capable of absorbing chakra through the mark, as well as greatly empowering physical attacks and techniques. In the same way, he can open portals to travel between dimensions.
As an Ōtsutsuki, Isshiki is capable of transmitting Kāma to humans. It is a seal that is a compressed backup of Isshiki’s biological data, granting his host the power to increase physical and chakra levels, as well as absorb chakra itself. Using a Kāma-enhanced vessel, Isshiki demonstrates a tremendous level of physical strength and agility, as he was able to effortlessly dodge Sasuke’s attacks in his full Susanoo and Naruto’s Tailed Beast Mode, and knock them back with his attack, pummeling them severely with just a few blows.
He is also resilient enough that Amaterasu’s burn does not harm him, even though he was able to harm even the Tailed Beasts by continuing to absorb it quietly. He is also able to connect between two targets that have his mark, in order to instantly teleport to his seal on another target.
Despite both of them having the same power, it seems that Isshiki’s Kāma is more potent and that he has used it better in the manga and anime, which is why he gets this point.
Points: Momoshiki 2, Isshiki 3
Momoshiki vs Isshiki: Who would win?
And now for the most important and interesting section of our article – the analysis. Here, we are going to use what we have found out about these two characters and analyze how all these facts would (or would not) help them in a fight against each other. Let us continue.
As you can see, there is absolutely no substantial difference between Momoshiki and Isshiki. Both are extremely powerful and are roughly on the same level, thanks to the powers inherent to their shared family. Now, the scores do show a difference, albeit a small one, and we think that they do reflect the actual balance of power.
Both of them have a similar set of powers and abilities, but the fact is that while Momoshiki might have the advantage in one category, Isshiki is the one who has achieved more in the series. He has fought more powerful characters and has shown more skill in certain fields. This is why we ultimately had Isshiki win this one.