Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Shows Eida's Overpowered Ability

From Kaguya to Delta, Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto franchise has a history of failing to fully develop female villains. They aren’t even close to how well-written their male counterparts like Madara, Itachi, or Orochimaru. However, the shonen franchise has learned a lot from their past mistakes and has created a new female supervillain who looks way more promising.

Boruto Eida
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Boruto Eida

Released earlier this week, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Chapter 69, titled Captive, continued the epic showdown featuring Shikimaru, Amado, and the newly-reprogrammed Delta (a.k.a. Bronco) going against the Kara organization's powerful villains, Code and Eida. It was the latter character's moment to shine in this chapter, and her ability proves to be a major threat to the shinobi of Konohagakure.

Warning: Spoilers for Boruto Chapter 69 ahead!

For those unfamiliar, Eida is a clairvoyant cyborg originally created by Amado to kill Jigen. She is armed with the most advance Shinobi-Wares with capabilities far surpassing the likes of Jigen and Code.

JIgen knew that Eida is a threat to him, so he ordered Boro to dispose of her. However, even Boro wasn't immune to Eida's infatuation ability, so he kept her safe in a remote location away from Jigen's reach.

In the latest Boruto chapter, while Shikimaru and Amado are affected by Eida's "mind control" ability, Amado explains to Shikimaru how her seemingly-unstoppable ability works.

"To sum it all up, all of us here are currently her captives," says Amado. "She enchants us in unconscious, instinctual level. No one can escape this ability of hers"

Even Delta, who's reprogrammed to fight for Konoha's side, is infatuated at Eida, calling her "cute, stopping her will to attack her.

Amado goes on to explain that people affected by her ability can get different symptoms such as headache, vertigo, fever, impaired judgement, stiffened muscles from extreme tension, but some simple types like Delta just become infatuation. He reveals that even Eida, herself, can't control this ability, and "once you've become her captive, it's all over until she dies".

However, killing her is not a simple matter as her ability nullifies the enemy's will to kill her. When Shikimaru asks if defeating her is that simple, Amado tells him that he could try, but he'll see soon enough how futile it is to resist her.

Despite Shikimaru's "incredible force of will", he's not able to move his hand, which is clenching a kunai that he wants to use against Eida.

"Even if you want to kill her in your head, your instinct will reject that thought," Amado says. "Quit fighting it, or else you might damage you mind."

Shikimaru realizes the extent of Eida's powers, and thinks that even Naruto and Sasuke wouldn't stand a chance against her ability.

Related: Is Eida Amado's Daughter in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations?

Knowing this, Shikimaru telepathically warns Ino about the enemy's "troublesome ability" and commands her to change the lock release code for the lab door, to prevent Naruto and the others from being "captives" of Eida's power.

This chapter reveals how powerful Eida's infatuation ability really is. Raw power alone won't be ablet to stop the effects of her power. However, after finding out what Eida really wants (Kawaki), Shikimaru offers Eida a proposition, but the chapter concludes before we see Eida's response.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Chapter 69 is now available to read on Viz Media. You can read more details about the latest chapter here.

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