So after Naruto Gaiden chapter 1 was aired we followed Sarada as she learnt about how everyone and their dads are training for the upcoming exams. Sarada went home and asked Sakura about Sasuke, she got angry and literally destroyed the house. Sarada took care of Sakura and went home to get the family portrait, there she finds Sasuke’s image with someone who looks similar to her, Karin!
So lets just go ahead and mention that Sarada and Karin look alike, very similar to each other in fact. I would go as far as to say that Karin could be related to Sarada by blood. Now we know that Karin and Sasuke were friends, they worked together ever since they were with Orochimaru. After Sasuke had murdered Orochimaru, Sasuke had recruited and became friends with Karin, Suigetsu and Jugo and formed Taka in order to help the Akatsuki.
After Sasuke and Naruto had their incredible fight to end the Naruto manga series with 700 chapters, many shinobi’s dispersed and went their own way. As Gaiden concentrates on most of the kids, we see that after so many years Sarada is born to be of Sasuke and Sakura’s child. She has dark hair, wears glasses and looks extremely like Karin.
On top of which we knew that Karin definitely had feelings for Sasuke, whenever he was near to her, she would go all jelly-like and try and get close to him. There is very little evidence proving that Sarada is in fact the daughter of Karin, but since Karin herself had lots of feeling for Sasuke, it’s possible to assume that they did have sex that child could be Sarada.
Does Sakura know? Why is she taking care of a child that’s not even hers. Well if Sarada was in fact the child of Karin, then Sakura knows, there could have been some kind of reason that meant that Karin wasn’t able to be there for Sarada and Sasuke may have had to look for others ways to keep Sarada safe at home.
What exactly is Sasuke looking for, and why has he gone for so long? Could it be that he’s searching for Karin or something linked to Karin? I guess we’ll soon see. I personally think that both Sarada and Karin are linked, by this I mean that I think that Karin could be the mother of Sarada.
Honestly, it could also be some kind of troll from Kishimoto himself, it could be something that he’s trying to accomplish and trying to throw everyone off on Sakura not being the mother of Sarada. So what are your thoughts on this? Do you think that Sarada and Karin are related, are they mother and daughter? Comment down below, I guess we’ll learn if this is true or false soon enough.
UPDATE (11/06/2015): In the latest Naruto Gaiden 7 chapter, Sarada asked Suigetsu about Karin, she is within another of Orochimaru’s hideouts. Sarada revealed her intentions that Karin might be her real mother, Suigetsu uses a machine to test for DNA from Sarada cheek cells, with Karin’s cells coming from somewhere unknown.
The results show that both pieces of DNA compared are related, one from Sarada and the other possibly from Karin. This could be a possible conclusion that Karin is the real mother of Sarada! What do you think? Is she the real mother?
UPDATE 2 (02/07/2015): In the latest Naruto Gaiden 10 chapter, Karin confirms to Suigetsu that the DNA of the umbilical cord that was in Karin’s office was in fact between Sakura and Sarada. Proving that Karin is in fact NOT the mother of Sarada. It’s not clear if Sarada knows this, however as seen in the final chapter, she doesn’t seem to care since it’s feelings and emotions that attach her to Sasuke and Sakura.