Sasuke Uchiha has long been a fan favorite in the Naruto universe. Though Naruto was the protagonist, Sasuke played an equally crucial role as his rival and close friend. Their yin-yang dynamic was central to the original story. After the time skip in the Boruto series, fans are wondering what happened to Sasuke in Boruto.
In Boruto, the spotlight has shifted away from Naruto and Sasuke as they are no longer the main characters. However, they remain deeply beloved by fans who followed their journey. Many see them as among the most powerful shinobi in the Boruto world.
Yet recent events have weakened both. Naruto is sealed away, while Sasuke has lost an eye and access to his Rinnegan abilities.
Now, the Boruto story has jumped ahead four years. With Naruto gone, Sasuke alone guides Boruto. Longtime fans are eager to see how the older, wiser Sasuke mentors the next generation. Having lost so much power, he will likely adopt new approaches. The time skip offers an opportunity to show a different side of this iconic character.
How Sasuke and Boruto Escaped?
Towards the climax of early Boruto, Sasuke played an integral role as tensions escalated between Boruto and Kawaki. Sasuke had long been wary of Kawaki’s unstable nature, counseling Boruto to be cautious.
But Kawaki continued down a dark path, using Karma to seal away Naruto and Hinata. He then set his sights on destroying Boruto, and they battled atop the stone faces of the Hokage.
There, Boruto lost an eye while protecting his teammate Sarada from Kawaki’s attack. The Konoha shinobi quickly moved to subdue Kawaki, but Momoshiki enabled his escape, seeing potential in the boy’s quest for power.
Kawaki vowed to become even stronger and return to annihilate Boruto along with the rest of the loathed Otsutsuki clan. But this would be no easy task – the multitude of highly skilled shinobi in Konoha could likely track him down and arrest him swiftly.
They were especially furious learning Kawaki had nearly killed their revered Hokage, Naruto. With no clear way out, Ada decided to aid Kawaki, using her power of omnipotence to grant his desperate wish.
In an instant, she reversed Kawaki and Boruto’s lives. Kawaki was now regarded as the true-born son and shinobi of Konoha, while Boruto was branded the killer of the 7th Hokage and a rogue ninja.
To Boruto’s shock and dismay, the entire village swiftly turned against him, believing him a traitor. This perfectly fulfilled Momoshiki’s ominous prophecy that Boruto would lose everything dear to him. But rather than loved ones dying, Boruto lost his home, bonds, and status in the hidden leaf.
Stripped of all he had once valued, Boruto was now a ninja without a place to belong, severed from the village and team he strove to protect.
Sasuke had long warned Boruto of the lonely path of an outsider seeking vengeance. Now Boruto faced that harsh reality, abandoned by the home he loved due to Kawaki and Ada’s underhanded machinations. His bond with Konoha was destroyed in an instant.
What Happened To Sasuke In Boruto?
The opening scene of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations provides intriguing clues about Sasuke’s fate. We see an older, darkened Boruto wearing Sasuke’s signature headband and cloak. This strongly implies Sasuke is no longer alive at this point in the story’s timeline. What events could have led to the death of this legendary ninja?
One disturbing possibility is that Boruto was forced to kill Sasuke himself. In the years since we last saw them, Sasuke’s relentless obsession with eliminating external threats could have slowly corrupted him.
With Sarada far away on her own path, no one was present to temper Sasuke’s darkness and instability. His judgment may have become compromised as he descended further into his role as a shadowy protector. Paranoid and relentless, Sasuke could have turned against Boruto, compelling his student to make the agonizing choice to kill his mentor.
Another theory is that the powerful inner member Code finally defeated Sasuke. After pursuing Code for years, Sasuke may have confronted him in a massive battle with both at the height of their powers.
They dueled as gods, but ultimately, Code won, taking Sasuke’s Rinnegan eye as a trophy. A devastated Boruto could have recovered Sasuke’s discarded sword, headband, and cloak either to honor him or out of necessity.
Or, in a final noble act, Sasuke may have given his life to protect Boruto from Code’s grasp. Either way, the loss of Sasuke would shake the shinobi world to its core.
The older, darker Boruto we briefly see inherited more than just Sasuke’s gear. The trauma of these potential events seems to have profoundly changed him. Exact details remain unclear, but the stage is clearly set for dramatic upheaval and intense conflict in Boruto’s future. Sasuke’s death would mark a turning point, ushering in a new era for the next generation.