Boruto Episode 185 hints that Kara might secretly have a second Vessel, or at least a prototype Vessel.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 185, “Tools”, now broadcast on Crunchyroll.
At Boruto In the anime, Kara is sinking deeper and deeper into civil war after Jigen realized she had traitors in the camp. Members like Victor and Deepa hated each other before, but now they are all fighting after the loss of the Glass.
In addition to this, as Koji Kashin’s quest for the Vessel continues to hit obstacles with Ao, Episode 185 hints that there might be a second Vessel: Code.
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Jigen needs the Vessel in order to turn him into the ultimate super soldier. As Code tries to ambush him, the anime is hinting that Code might have another purpose. Jigen wants him on a special project, overseeing his war chest, but indicates that Code is far more important than other members. The fact that Code is a powerful warrior also makes it strange that he doesn’t deploy it. Why don’t you want to send code to the field? The most logical answer is that you want to protect it.
Delta joins in on this theory later when she and Code argue in the training chambers. Cut a pillar and try to drop it on it while the two of you call out to each other. Each thinks the other is a traitor, and Delta claims that Code would benefit from the Vessel’s disappearance. He’s comfortable being called a spy, even laughing about it, but mentioning the Ship inspires hatred. His reaction is strange: they have never seen him so angry before.
Since it has a robotic body designed by Amado, just like the Vessel, it could be that it is a weaker prototype. Even sp, Jigen could still use it if he’s desperate enough, which is why Delta is apparently attacking Code’s ego. Clearly, it’s not about Code being good enough to find the Vessel, it’s about him not being good enough to be Vessel himself.
This may explain why Code tried to take Jigen by surprise – not to hurt him, but to train like a brother to show he’s ready. Jigen says that Code isn’t up to the task, which hurts Code’s feeling a bit, but he knows that Jigen still serves him. Delta’s words run deep, making it clear that Code hates being a second fiddle. All of this explains Jigen’s tolerance towards Code and why he keeps him in the lair – he would only hold something so close to his chest if it was valuable.
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