As a partial clone of Orochimaru, Mitsuki shares many of his traits, but there are differences between the two as well.
Mitsuki is one of the main characters of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Born as a partial clone of one of the Legendary Sannin, Orochimaru, he has incredible talent as a shinobi and even greater potential. Mitsuki is creating his own path as a shinobi and has become a part of Konohagakure after leaving Orochimaru. Under the guidance of Konohamaru Sarutobi in Team 7, Mitsuki grown tremendously powerful as a Genin already, proving his skill just like his father once did. While similar in many aspects, the Mitsuki and Orochimaru have distinct characteristics, setting them apart from one another.
10. He’s Similar: He Is A User Of Snake Powers
Orochimaru is a genius ninja who is often associated with snakes. Most of his jutsu include snakes, such as Striking Shadow Snakes or even his summoning jutsu. Just like him, Mitsuki is reliant on snakes in combat as well.
Mitsuki is known to be able to produce snakes from his body at will and strike with them, paralyze others with their neurotoxins, or simply strangle opponents using their constriction powers. His fighting style resembles Orochimaru’s greatly.
9. He’s Different: His Personality Is Much Brighter
Orochimaru is a sinister character with a very dark aura. He has been called twisted, and he enjoys terrifying people he meets. Just his presence gave Kakashi Hatake the chills during the Chunin Exams arc of Naruto. Unlike him, Mitsuki is quite an amicable, cooperative child who gives off a much brighter aura than Orochimaru’s dark presence.
8. He’s Similar: He Is A Born Genius Ninja
Orochimaru was known to be a genius since he was barely 6 years old. As a member of Team Hiruzen, he was the brightest talent of the three students, and the Third Hokage had high hopes for him. Mitsuki is quite like his parent when it comes to skills as a shinobi as he’s the strongest of all his Team 7 members. His skills surpass those of a Jonin with ease, provided he’s using the powers of Sage Mode.
7. He’s Different: He Has High Chakra Levels
Being a scientific experiment means that Mitsuki was made to be perfect, unlike Orochimaru. The Sannin, though incredibly powerful, had certain shortcomings, and chakra was one of them. Due to his body’s condition, Orochimaru didn’t have enough chakra reserves to achieve Sage Mode, despite him knowing about the power. But Mitsuki is already powerful enough to enter this mode using Sage Transformation, all thanks to the superior chakra reserves he was created with.
6. He’s Similar: He Has Jugo’s Kekkei Genkai
Although Orochimaru was born without any Kekkei Genkai, he gained access to several of them after Sasuke used Kabuto’s sample to bring him back to life in the Fourth Great Ninja War. One of the most powerful abilities he gained was Jugo’s Kekkei Genkai, which allows one to passively absorb natural energy. Just like Orochimaru, Mitsuki is also able to use this power, and thanks to it, he can achieve Sage Mode using the same method as Kabuto.
5. He’s Different: Mitsuki Is A Good User Of Medical Ninjutsu
Orochimaru has been shown to be able to use medical ninjutsu in the Naruto anime, but the manga doesn’t give any such indication. Whether Orochimaru can use this art or not is up for debate, but Mitsuki has a great hold over medical ninjutsu in both the Boruto anime and the manga. Although not his best asset, Mitsuki can heal regular injuries, and in Team 7, his skills with this art are just as good as Sarada’s, if not superior.
4. He’s Similar: Orochimaru Is His Genetic Template
Mitsuki is the son of Orochimaru and was created using the snake Sannin as his genetic template. From their appearance to their high intelligence, every good ability that Orochimaru possesses is also present within Mitsuki. Just like his brother, Log, Mitsuki is simply another Orochimaru in some ways, but he still has his own personality and his path to travel in life, which is why he is currently in Konohagakure following Boruto Uzumaki to see where life takes him.
3. He’s Different: He Loves Card Games
Although Mitsuki’s daily life hasn’t been focused on as much in the Boruto story, the character trivia from the series gives the fans a bit of insight into him. His hobbies are listed as reading databooks and playing card games. While Orochimaru is someone who could read databooks, playing card games is something he certainly wouldn’t be interested in. Once again, Mitsuki proves that he’s his own person and not just a perfect clone of his father.
2. He’s Similar: He’s A Master Of Ninjutsu
Mitsuki’s skill with ninjutsu is known to be quite advanced in both the anime and the manga. He excels in the usage of Wind and Lightning Release, although it is likely that he knows more than just these two natures. When tapping into Sage Mode, Mitsuki’s skills are further enhanced, making him a threat to even the strongest of shinobi. Orochimaru is also a master when it comes to ninjutsu and has great control over all five nature transformations.
1. He’s Different: Mitsuki Is A Kind Person
Mitsuki is a very kind person who hardly ever harms people and is generally nice to everyone. For the likes of his friends Boruto Uzumaki, Sarada Uchiha, and Konohamaru Sarutobi, he’ll go to any lengths, showing his loving nature.
Orochimaru doesn’t show this trait at all. To him, most people are simply pawns to be used, and all that matters is whether he’s achieving his goals or not. Undoubtedly, there’s a stark difference between the two when it comes to kindness. (©cbr)