The Death of Kurama, A Closer Look

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I wanted to share my thoughts and findings on the topic of Kurama dying.

Lets be clear. What happen to Naruto this chapter is somewhat ambiguous depending on your understanding of how jinchuriki and biju work, and depending on your interpretation of what kurama said. Lets look at past examples of biju extractions from jinchuriki.

Example 1: We see kurama get extracted from naruto, and approaching death. What saves him is sealing another biju in it's place, in this case the other half of Kurama.
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Example 2: We see Kurama using all his chakra, which resulted in him going to sleep. Note that is very low risk and didn't directly endanger naruto's life. Not only that but there was little to no risk for kurama either because he can easily recovery and regain his chakra.
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Also note the effect this had on naruto. He no longer benefited from the boost in chakra and power and speed that kurama constantly and readily provided. He had to operate essentially on his own as if he wasn't a jinchuriki.

Example 3: Kurama loss a significant amount of chakra, to the point where he couldn't maintain a biju mode. Instead of waiting for his chakra levels to replenish naturally over time, he linked up with his other half who had much more chakra. This allowed chakra to be shared between both halfs, and so naruto's kurama was able to gain chakra more quickly and once again enter biju mode.
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Example 4: Obito had all 9 biju extracted from him, but he kept the physical body of the juubi, the gedo statue, sealed inside him so his life was preserved.

Example 5: Madara had the 9 biju and the gedo statue extracted from him, and so he died.

So you see, things aren't just black and white. There are extremes, sure, but there's also nuance in between.

Based on how Baryon Mode works, it was Kurama's chakra that got "consumed," and in this case consumed can be synonymous with
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We also know that the chakra of a biju disperses when their host dies. And the biju eventually comes back to life as their chakra coalesces.
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Now with all this context. Lets look at what happened. Essential Kurama manually disperses his chakra and is effectively dead, but it isn't permanent. Plus his physical body remains sealed inside naruto, so that he doesn't die as well. It'll take some time before kurama chakra regathers and returns to the seal inside naruto. Til then naruto basically loss his biju power.

My Thoughts + mini theory

I think this is both sad and interesting. Though it would be cool to see how naruto adapts his fighting style without having kurama around.

I'll go even further to theorize that on the event of Kurama's return, if Naruto lives that long, that naruto will(by some other means) also gain chakra from the remaining 8 biju again and will finally enter rsm as hokage. A chapter like that would be the ultimate pay off for everything endured so far. And I could see that potentially happening.

And lastly I want to touch on what baryon mode represents besides just another power for naruto. Based on it's explanation and how it works, it proves that familiar concepts like chakra can be applied in new ways and result in new powers/abilities. I think this theme is echoed throughout the series, which might be why it was included in the series.
 
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The problem is that Naruto would've know if his chakra wasn't being consumed, so that's a bad excuse. On the initial point, resealing or sealing another doesn't restore a person, that was definitely bad writing in the WA.
1st point: They are symbiotic in nature and their chakra pools are shared. So while it does makes sense that he would notice the depletion of chakra, I could also understand how it would be overlooked since the mode is entirely new and is his comprehension of it was very low.

2nd point: The sealing of the 2nd half of kurama DID save naruto. That is where the precedent was set.
 
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1st point: They are symbiotic in nature and their chakra pools are shared. So while it does makes sense that he would notice the depletion of chakra, I could also understand how it would be overlooked since the mode is entirely new and is his comprehension of it was very low.
They have always been symbiotic, the seal was designed for their chakra to become one. And when Naruto opened the cage they effectively merged, however Naruto always knew when he ran out of chakra, he's many things but retard isn't one of them.



2nd point: The sealing of the 2nd half of kurama DID save naruto. That is where the precedent was set.
That was an asspull, not a precedent. The precedent was the loss of tailed beast means death, even sealing one again doesn't negate that. That is what Kushina was planning on doing, yet it would still kill her. Half of Kurama or whole Kurama is wholly irrelevant to that fact.
 

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That was an asspull, not a precedent. The precedent was the loss of tailed beast means death, even sealing one again doesn't negate that. That is what Kushina was planning on doing, yet it would still kill her. Half of Kurama or whole Kurama is wholly irrelevant to that fact.
After giving birth, not having actively mixed up energies like Naruto was trained to.

Current Naruto also has portions of energy from the other 8, as well as a semi-alien body.
 

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After giving birth, not having actively mixed up energies like Naruto was trained to.
That was never state to be the reason, in fact Naruto and Yang Kurama were even more connected than Kushina and Kurama. The moment Kurama was ripped out Naruto should be also been ripped out. After all they had become one, when Naruto released the cage. Which makes the excuses even more worse.



Current Naruto also has portions of energy from the other 8, as well as a semi-alien body.
Had and he never had a semi-alien body, his residence and lifeforce was more pathetic than death bed Kushina's so let's not go there.
 

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That was never state to be the reason, in fact Naruto and Yang Kurama were even more connected than Kushina and Kurama. The moment Kurama was ripped out Naruto should be also been ripped out. After all they had become one, when Naruto released the cage. Which makes the excuses even more worse.
Kurama didn't get extracted, he got consumed.


Had and he never had a semi-alien body, his residence and lifeforce was more pathetic than death bed Kushina's so let's not go there.
So he has experienced something similar to an extraction, which would naturally temper his body.

SPSM would make his body closer to an alien than a normal person
 

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That was never state to be the reason, in fact Naruto and Yang Kurama were even more connected than Kushina and Kurama. The moment Kurama was ripped out Naruto should be also been ripped out. After all they had become one, when Naruto released the cage. Which makes the excuses even more worse.





Had and he never had a semi-alien body, his residence and lifeforce was more pathetic than death bed Kushina's so let's not go there.
like I said months ago you didn’t know how the power work, you was just putting your own spin on it. You can’t yell it’s in the manga but when it you prove you wrong it’s asspull Ijs..

kurama lied something he did before, because like he said if he didn’t naruto wouldn’t of went with the plan. You say naruto should of been able to fill kurama chakra depleting but to me that a assumption because none of us actually wrote the manga we just read it
 
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