So it occurs to me...
So listen. In the Naruto universe, it is commonly accepted that jinchuuriki = strong. But what if that wasn’t the case? Like, I’m no ninja expert, but shoving a 100 foot creation of chakra into a 3 minute old baby doesn’t seem…healthy? Like…at all? In the manga it’s all fine and dandy, it’s basically like plugging a 1000 watt battery into a f***ing lamp but like…sure fine, whatever. But like…have you seen what happens when you try that IRL (the lamp thing…not the…100 ft chakra monster thing). Nothing good let me tell you. So what if the same thing happened to jinchuuriki? What if, in some AU, instead of making a person stronger, shoving a bijuu into a person cripples them. Like, it destroys their chakra coils and prevents them from properly using chakra for the rest of their life. Like, can you imagine??? Having this excess of chakra in your body but not being able to use it. Not being able to pay attention for more than a second or f***ing sleep because your constantly hyped up on chakra you can’t get rid of.
Now imagine Naruto going through that. Like him wanting to be a ninja so bad but he can't because he can’t perform even the most basic jutsu. And sure he can learn taijutsu, but like…being a ninja usually means being sneaky and hiding in plain sight, but he can’t do that because his chakra levels mean he’s basically the equivalent of a mini sun to any ninja worth their salt, and he can’t even conceal it because he can’t f***king control his chakra. Imagine people mocking him because he can’t even make a basic shadow clone, like it’s so easy all you have to do is pour chakra into the coils in your hand and expel it from you body, and like, yeah he knows that, he’s not stupid, it’s just that he can’t because the chakra coils in his hands that he needs don’t exist in his body. Imagine both him and Garra still being feared and ridiculed a la canon, but this time they can’t fight back, can’t prove the villagers wrong because they can’t be a ninja. There are no perks to being a jinchuuriki, no extra chakra boost or cool jutsus exclusive to them. They’re just a flesh prison, charged with enough chakra to destroy a nation but lacking the means to use it. Feared and shunned by their peers, for something they couldn’t control, something they still can’t control. Hated by their village for the very monster they put inside of them.
Puts a twist on the name “Human Sacrifice” doesn’t it?