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How Weak or Strong Is Naruto Without Kurama?

Luis Gom is a writer who loves writing on technology, science, and culture. He's likewise passionate about mystery

He was probably the most powerful ninja on the face of the earth. But with all his strength, the blond ninja par excellence carried within him the monster that claimed the lives of his parents. A creepy creature that changed its heart and became an ally.

Now Kurama is gone. It was a sacrifice in combat where power was everything to have a ghost of a chance to defeat a god. However, it cost the life of Naruto’s mate: Kurama.

And in this article, we’re going to delve into the powers the Seventh Hokage still has at hand now that Kurama is dead.

Baryon mode

Basically, Naruto has lost Kurama. He used the Baryon mode, so Kurama’s chakra was totally consumed to produce a new state, which despite providing a lot of power and causing a lot of stress to the user's body, ends up eliminating the bijuu.

Baryon Mode

Baryon Mode

The circumstances in which Kurama “died”, are particularly different, since the bijuu was not extracted or destroyed in a fight; but on the contrary, his chakra was totally consumed and finally evaporated. This is the situation in which Kurama disappeared forever.

In other words, using the bijuu as fuel causes its death, vanishing from nature while avoiding killing the Jinchuriki.

Kurama is already out of the game. Whether or not it will reincarnate will basically depend on the will of the editor and rather on the will of the mangaka. But the way things are, Kurama, in theory, should not return.

There are no more Kurama

Do not get confused. There are not two Kuramas and there is no other half of Kurama still waiting for Naruto. This is because at the end of the Fourth Great Ninja War, Naruto already possessed both halves of Kurama. Basically, the original fox that attacked the village was already inside him. There was no other, nor is there any other remnant he can get. Even the chakra of the Gold and Silver brothers was already with Naruto.

Two Kurama

Two Kurama

Not to mention Sora, who is a filler character, who at the end of his arc, transferred the Kurama chakra he had to Naruto.

Sora and Naruto

Sora and Naruto

So there is no possible way, at least not yet, for Naruto to get Kurama back. This is why Naruto will have to perform without the power of the demon fox of the nine tails from now on. This is precisely the aim of this blog: Seeing what he gets and how powerful the Seventh Hokage would be as a ninja without the nine-tailed beast.

He keeps his ninjutsu techniques

For starters, we can say that he still has practically all his ninjutsu techniques. For example, Naruto can still use the Rasengan and he can also use the shadow clones and all that makes him a ninja unless he has any side effects following Kurama's loss.

Of course, he can no longer make such big ball Rasengan and he can't create so many clones either. Surely, he is basically on the same level as Boruto. Regarding strength, Naruto is stronger and more experienced than his son. He should be on par with Boruto at a guess. Maybe stronger.

Odama rasengan - Ultra big ball rasengan

Odama rasengan - Ultra big ball rasengan

The Sage mode

Certainly, the Sage mode stays, as it is one of Naruto Uzumaki's unique abilities prior to mastering the power of the nine-tailed fox. The Sage mode is something he trained to control natural energy one hundred percent on Mount Myobokuzan. Something that Naruto demonstrates by practically eliminating any toad deformation on his body.

Sage mode

Sage mode

Naruto can resort to the Sage mode and take great advantage of it as he already did in the past since he’s truly a sennin. This not only empowers him to strike harder but also gives him access to special frog Taijutsu also known as the frog kata, which is excellent for beating powerful enemies.

Rikudou mode

Apart from that, Naruto still keeps, in theory, the rikudou mode, that is, the Six Paths Sage mode. Bear in mind that Naruto's yellow appearance is not the rikudou mode; it is a combination of the rikudou mode and Kurama’s chakra.

Rikudou Mode without Kyuubi's chakra mode

Rikudou Mode without Kyuubi's chakra mode

Naruto possesses the rikudou sennin mode, as it is a special ability that appears in his body without the characteristic marks of the Six Paths Sage. The orange marks don't appear and his eyes are 100% yellow. He didn’t lose this mode because he received it from Hagoromo.

Naruto and Hagoromo

Naruto and Hagoromo

The Six Paths Sage mode has great power and above all, gives Naruto the ability to continue fighting top enemies.

Summons

Another ability is the summons since Naruto has not lost the contract with the toads. The 7th Hokage can still summon beasts like Gamabunta, Gamakichi, Gamatatsu and if he’s lucky, the Swashbuckler Toad, Gamaken. Not only is this ability to perform jutsus, but also summoning techniques that are highly destructive.

Naruto summons

Naruto summons

Remember that Bunta was able to neutralize Kurama for a few minutes. So within the seventh Hokage's arsenal, there are still plenty of impressive techniques. Rasengan, Shadow Clones, Super Speed, Sage Mode, Six Paths Sage Mode, and of course his allies from Mount Myobokusan that he can summon when needed.

Gamabunta Vs. Kyuubi

Gamabunta Vs. Kyuubi

What about the other beasts?

There is also the possibility that Naruto at some point, draws on the power of the other tailed beasts. But this is something still in doubt, since Shukaku said in a chapter of the anime, not all beasts want to have contact with human beings, no matter if it is Naruto who is calling. Some beasts want to be completely free and stop thinking about the human beings who enslaved them for many years to use them as weapons of mass destruction.

Naruto and the other tailed beasts

Naruto and the other tailed beasts

So, Naruto may have contact with some beasts for example Mata Tavis, Son Goku, and even Gyuki, the 8 tails. They could lend him part of their power, which would give Naruto access to three Kekken Genkai, which are the lava, vapor, and magnet style.

Peace among the five great shinobi nations

Let’s see if this is enough for Naruto to keep the peace among the five great shinobi nations. But honestly, although Naruto is strong, he’s much weaker than before. And so is Sasuke.

Five Great shinobi nations

Five Great shinobi nations

Considering that he doesn’t like to use the power of the beasts as he did with Kurama, the truth is the other villages could take advantage of this.

Let’s just trust. The point here is that Naruto lost his main source of mass destruction which was Kurama. However, he is, by far, one of the five most powerful ninjas that exist on earth.

So the Hokage is still in the race.

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