Boruto is the first child of Hinata and Naruto Uzumaki. One snowy morning, Boruto and his younger sister Himawari rushed to greet their father who was training outside, excitedly asking him to play with them. As they started a snowball fight, Hinata happily decided to join in, to which Naruto warned his children that when their mother got serious, she was incredibly strong.
Years later, on the day that Naruto was to be inaugurated as the Seventh Hokage, Himawari wanted to bring her panda toy to the ceremony, but Boruto, fearing that he would end up carrying it, tried to take it away from her. When the toy’s head was ripped off in the ensuing tug-of-war, Himawari awakened her Byakugan and attacked Boruto in her anger, despite his vehement apologies. Naruto, sensing her killing intent, arrived and shielded Boruto, and was knocked out in the process due to the attack landing on one his chakra points. Fearful of what an attack that could knock-out his father would do to him, Boruto tried to run from Himawari, but she already located her brother hiding in a closet.
Boruto is loud, energetic, and stubborn not unlike his father; even possessing a verbal tic, “dattebasa” (だってばさ), similar to Naruto’s “dattebayo” and his paternal grandmother’s “(da)ttebane” ((だ)ってばね). Conversely, Boruto’s upbringing has also been different than that of his father’s: Boruto’s family is always there for him and he likewise has many friends, and his acquisitions came easily and naturally to him from a combination of prodigious talents and nurturing parents. For these reasons, Boruto has a high opinion of himself and freely brags about his abilities, but his arrogance has made him put no value in team-mates or teamwork, believing he can do anything on his own. He believed in achieving success is the main point of anything, even taking insincere shortcuts to do so, such as utilising a cheat program to easily win a video game, or using the Kote to create a facade of performing advanced techniques to earn his right to be Sasuke’s disciple, and later swiftly resorting to the same device to defeat opponents once they seem to have an upper hand.
He loves his mother and sister deeply — becoming angry when either are hurt physically or emotionally. Both Sasuke Uchiha and Naruto commented that Boruto resembled each other when they were younger, and he has indeed displayed characteristics of both shinobi when they were younger, causing Naruto to state that his son is something entirely different from both of them. For example, he displayed Naruto’s mischievous habits to get attention and Sasuke’s desire for power even by using shortcuts. Similar to that of their parents, Boruto shares a complicated relationship with Sasuke’s daughter Sarada. The two are often at odds, with the young Uchiha valuing the Hokage post while Boruto showing utter disdain for it. Despite that, Boruto cares for Sarada and her dream as witnessed during the Chūnin Exams when he voiced his desire to win so as to not diminish Sarada’s progress to becoming Hokage.
Although Boruto loves his father and is overjoyed when they spend time together, their relationship has been strained ever since Naruto became the Seventh Hokage. Because of the job’s many responsibilities that prevent Naruto from being around all the time, it has led Boruto feeling neglected and becoming resentful toward the Hokage title, only seeing it as a position that takes his father away from him and declaring it, aware that Naruto grew up as an orphan, as only fit for those with no loved ones. Eventually, after Boruto is exposed to the complications of his father’s life, he finally understands and forgives his father’s busy schedule and stops trying to take the easy options in life.
While initially wanting to know about his father’s past so as to surpass his father, Boruto becomes genuinely curious about Naruto’s past, as he asks his father to tell stories of his life, particularly how he has come to become one of the strongest shinobi to ever live, despite being seemingly utterly hopeless in everything. He has also come to be more understanding of his father’s work, and stops demanding his father’s time altogether.
Despite having let go of his disdain for the Kage title and position, he openly states that he has no intention of becoming Hokage, noting that it would just be a natural and beaten path for him as both his father and grandfather are Hokage. He opts to instead of walks his own path, becoming a support to the Hokage instead, like how his master is.
As an adult, Boruto’s personality has changed in stark contrast to that when he was a child: he is very calm and composed, even when goaded about his father’s fate. Boruto refers to his old self as a brat, which puts the mindset that the older version of Boruto has changed drastically.
In The Last: Naruto the Movie, Boruto wore a black tracksuit that had a red fire symbol on the left breast, a symbol that resembled a bolt on the back, and red stripes along the sides of his pants. Early in his days as an Academy student, his outfit is quite similar to his previous attire, with additional red stripes on the jacket. Beneath this jacket — which he leaves unzipped — he wears a plain white T-shirt and a bolt tied to a string around his neck. He wears a longer jacket by the time he’s a genin, but his clothing is otherwise the same, except the addition of a forehead protector. Boruto also briefly wore his father’s original orange jacket, along with Sasuke’s scratched forehead protector.
In the Boruto series, at a later point in his life — he wears a belt with noticeably shorter black pants, and regular shinobi sandals, and a cloak. He also wields a sword identical to Sasuke’s. During his battle against Kawaki, Boruto has a large scar through his right eye, itself now white and featureless, and an elaborate sigil tattooed on his right arm, which also covers part of his hand and glows blue and spreads over the right side of his body as he prepares for battle.
Boruto is a prodigy able to learn various advanced techniques in short periods. He is deemed an elite genin, such that Mitsuki believes it’s inevitable he’ll be Hokage someday. When his father trained with him prior to his graduation from the Academy, Naruto briefly forgot he was only fighting an Academy student and contemplated going all out to keep up with Boruto. Sasuke acknowledged Boruto’s potential and selected him as his student; under his tutelage, Boruto refined his skills enough to prove crucial in Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki‘s defeat.
Boruto has been able to perform the Shadow Clone Technique even before becoming a genin. His nature transformations include Wind, Lightning, and Water Release, with which he can perform the techniques like Lightning Release: Purple Electricity, Water Release: Splash Bullet (水遁・飛沫弾, Suiton: Himatsudan) and Wind Release: Gale Palm. From training with Sasuke, he has become skilled in shurikenjutsu, able to change a weapon’s trajectory mid-flight. As an adult, he was seen wielding a sword in battle, indicating that he has some skill in kenjutsu.
At Sasuke’s insistence, Boruto learns how to perform the Rasengan from Konohamaru Sarutobi after extensive practice, initially doing so with both his hands. While creating the Rasengan, he subconsciously applies wind-natured chakra to it, making it his greatest technique, and a feat no other user could accomplish (at least through standard ninjutsu alone). Upon throwing the technique, the nature transformation abruptly activates, turning it invisible, and tricks the opponent into letting their guard down as sufficient damage is inflicted when it makes contact. Though Boruto’s Rasengan is initially small, soon after he demonstrated the ability to create a normal-sized one.
Chakra and Physical Prowess Modifier
Like his father, Boruto is shown to have a high level of chakra. While only a genin, he is already able to use three nature transformations and create four shadow clones in battle. His chakra control is also noticeably advanced, able to effectively perform the Rasengan after mere days of training and instinctively improve on the technique.
Boruto has shown an aptitude for taijutsu since the Academy, being able to spar with his father’s shadow clone. He also learned the Gentle Fist, though without the Byakugan, he is unable to target an enemy’s tenketsu. Boruto also has high speed and agility, shown in his Chūnin Exam matches with Yurui and Shikadai Nara and later when he blinded one of Momoshiki’s Rinnegan with a kunai.