Naruto as you know has ended.My new obsession is finding plot holes and writing theories regarding Boruto. Of the many of the box questions, one remains at the top of my unanswered list. ” Who is the mother of Metal Lee?”
Metal Lee as you know is the son of the badass “Rock Lee”. Like rock lee, he too wears a green jumpsuit and has thick eye brows. The only distinct feature in Metal is the fact that he succumbs to pressure. When faced with a really tough challenge, he gets scared and starts shivering. Despite his weakness, he has potrayed as a fine talent in the anime.
Is Ten Ten Metal Lee’s mother?
As we know, he’s very similar to his father, but the question to who his mother still hasn’t been answered. Our prime suspect is TenTen. First of all we know how Rock lee behaves around someone he likes, which was Sakura. During the chunin exams, he protected Sakura from the Sound Ninja to point where he would’ve died. On the other hand, he keeps on fighting with Ten-Ten and there’s hardly any chemistry between the two. Rock Lee never displayed any sort of affection or romantic behavior towards Ten-Ten. Also,in an interview when Kishimoto was asked whether Tenten was Metal lee’s mother, he declined, saying “he has few characters in mind”. That leaves Ten-Ten out of the picture. Let’s explore the other possibilities.
Was Metal Lee adopted?
Rock Lee is very similar to Might Guy even though he wasn’t his son. Both of them were similar in every manner, they couldn’t use Taijutsu, they had bushy brows and had similar habits. Regardless, they were not father and son. Hence comes the possibility of Metal Lee being an adopted son of Rock Lee. If not adopted, what are the other possibilities?
Another possibility is that he married someone from another village just like Choji. As she’s busy with her work in the village, she isn’t being shown. Also, there are rumours on forums ,which suggest that Metal’s mother could be Kurotsuchi, the fourth Tsuchikage of the village hidden in the stone. That could indeed come as a suprise, but again we didn’t see any bonding between them in the movie Naruto:Boruto the movie, the chances are low.
As of now, these are the only possibilites. As the show drags on, more possibilities will arise or they might actually show his mother just like how most characters are revealed. But the most interesting pair, I’d like to see is that of Rock Lee and Kurotsuchi.
These are mine and my only opinions. You might choose to agree or disagree with me, regardless I’d be more than happy to hear your theory on this topic.