Kekkei Genkai (Blood Inheritance Limit)The Kekkei Genkai are the abilities passed down from parent to child. These genetic inheritances grant the ninja unique abilities and physical traits not found anywhere else in the world.
Also note there are Potential Bloodlines. These are ninja who appear to have unique genetic abilities. Body Manipulation BloodlinesShikotsu Myaku - Corpse Bone Pathways (Kaguya Clan)Character Use: Kaguya Kimimaro Location: Water Country Rank: - Range: - Type: Supplementary
Shikotsu Myaku is the blood inheritance limit of the Kaguya Clan. The Kaguya clan hailed from the Water Country and they were known for their love of battle. They foolishly decided to challenge their home country and they were all wiped out save for Kimimaro. This clan has the ability to manipulate their bone structure. They can remove their bones at will to create weapons as strong as steel and also use their ability to spurn the creation of new bones. Kaguya Kimimaro would utilize dances which took advantage of this ability. These taijutsu techniques would mix body movement with his ability to extend bones. Kimimaro would also use his Earth Seal to expand these dance forms, granting him the ability to use his bloodline to its ultimate limit.
Souma no Kou - Attack of an Evil Spirit Pair (Ukon and Sakon's Clan)Character Use: Sakon, Ukon Rank: - Range: - Type: Supplementary
Souma no Kou is the blood inheritance limit of the brothers Ukon and Sakon. This ability allows the brothers to break down their body at a molecular level and merge with each other. Ukon has advanced this ability with his gaining of a cursed seal. When he enters his cursed seal level two form, he can break down his body at a molecular level and fuse into the body of his victim. This assassination technique is known as Kisei Kikai. This allows him to strategically rip apart the cells of his target from the inside.
While in his level two cursed seal form, he can freely disassemble and reconstruct these cells with his chakra. When done he can use his power to reconstruct himself back to the way it was as he leaves his targets body. Unfortunately because this fusion makes him and the ninja share the same body, he can be damaged by any harm their body takes if it was not done by his careful manipulation. Though not confirmed, it appears Sakon may be able to do this in his level 2 form as well.
The brothers use their ability in their taijutsu fighting style as well, with one brother leaving the main body to attack an unknowing victim from a blindside, or an extra arm sprouting from a spot on the body to get in an undefendable strike.
Doujutsu BloodlinesByakugan - White Eye (Hyuuga Clan)Character Use: Hyuuga Clan, Ao Location: Fire Country Rank: - Range: - Type: Supplementary
Byakugan is the blood inheritance limit of the Hyuuga Clan. The Hyuuga clan was one of the founding noble families of Leaf village. The clan itself is said to be the ancestors of the Uchiha clan who possess the bloodline of the Sharingan eye. When the "Byakugan" is activated, the clan member gains an extra-sensory perception, which gives them penetrating sight and telescopic vision. This allows them to see the tenketsu; the internal chakra coils system 361 pressure points. This vision also grants the member a near 360° view of their surroundings, the higher the skill of the clan member, the further the distance from which they can sense incoming attacks. Unfortunately the vision does have a weakness, a small blind spot that extends outwards from the vertebra of the upper back.
The clan uses this ability in conjunction with their own chakra creating the Juuken (gentle fist) fighting style. The clan member can use their fingers or palms to emit chakra to flow into their opponents body's at the tenketsu points. When the hand draws close enough to strike, the clan member can stop or increase their opponent's chakra flow. The internal chakra coils which spread throughout the body also wrap around the internal chakra producing organs. So if the internal coils are attacked, it also damages these internal organs. Because a ninja can not train their internal body, such damage can be a critical hit for even a highly skilled ninja. The tenketsu serve as the connectors and exit points for the chakra pathways. So when they are stopped by the Hyuuga clan member, the ninja greatly loses his or her ability to utilize their chakra for jutsu.
Rinnegan is the blood inheritance limit of Rikudou Sennin (Six Realms Sage) and his descendants. Rikudou Sennin was viewed as the original shinobi and his Doujutsu was regarded as the most venerable of the three great Doujutsu. As the original shinobi it was said he created modern Ninjutsu. The Rinnegan was regarded as a god of creation when the world was racked with chaos and as a weapon of destruction which could return everything to nothingness. Usage of the Rinnegan was said to give the user mastery over all six forms of chakra nature manipulation.
The true extent of the Rinnegan abilities are currently unknown. Rain orphan Nagato was an inheritor of the Doujutsu, and used it unconsciously when he was angry and afraid. He entered into a berserk state which allowed him to defeat a much stronger foe. It was this same ability which allowed him to never lose a battle as "Pain," the leader of the Rain Village rebel faction and Akatsuki. Nagato in the guise of "Pain" also has the ability to control six different bodies, each of which acts as a "Realm". Nagato's ability to utilize these bodies probably gives rise to the "Transmigration" name. This is a cycle of reincarnation and rebirth seen in Hinduism and Buddhism. There are six states of rebirth in the cosmology, representing all the good and bad possibilities of life. Each of Rikudou Pain bodies acts as one of these states.
The Realms are former corpses controlled by chakra receiving piercings placed into their bodies. Upon being taken over by Nagato and joining the Pain persona, the corpse will regain "life" and bear the Rinnegan. Each Realm can solely use one of the jutsu areas of mastery of the original user, where the original can utilize all six. To obtain the Rinnegan, there are several methods. Some users, like Nagato, was able to awaken the Rinnegan thanks to his Uzumaki bloodline, and possibly due to the actions of Uchiha Madara. Tobi was later able to have one of Nagato's eyes implanted into his head, which granted him the ability to utilize the Rinnegan Realms. Finally the Uchiha, as the descendants of the Rikudou son who inherited his father's "eyes", also have the abilitiy to attain the Rinnegan through some means. Uchiha Madara accomplished this feat before his death.
The Realm paths of Pain were utilized by Tobi and by Nagato. Tobi used the Rinnegan to grant the six Edo Tensei resurrected Jinchuuriki their one Rinnegan and control them. Nagato used the corpses of random ninja and his friends. Tendou, the Deva Realm was the body Nagato used the most. It once belonged to Nagato's friend Yahiko. This body has the ability to utilize Shinra Tensei, a jutsu capable of gravity manipulation. Nagato is able to donate some of his own life force to utilize a large scale version of this technique, which is capable of causing massive destruction. Chikushoudou, or the Animal Realm, is able to summon creatures and other individuals. After Nagato's original Animal body was killed by Jiraiya, Nagato reanimated a female corpse to become the new Animal Realm. Next is Ningendou, the Human Realm, a body which focuses more on Taijutsu. This Realm can also read the minds and remove the soul of enemies it grips. Jigokudou, the Hell Realm, is capable of utilizing a spectral hell Enma capable of judging whether one if telling the truth or not. This figure can also remove the soul of the one it judges and is capable to returning the souls to those killed in battle. Shuradou, or the Asura Realm, is able to genereate technology and weaponry through its body. Asura is capable of unleashing missiles and laser-like blasts. Finally is Gakidou, the Hungry Ghost Realm, who uses sealing techniques to neutralize most any incoming chakra based attacks, both natural and elemental.
To use these various Realms, Nagato himself will transmit his chakra from a distance away. From this controller position, he can utilize the sensory information of each body, as each Rinnegan host will share the same vision. Meaning what one Realm views, all the other bodies also view, even if their vision is damaged. By increasing the number of Rinnegan host bodies on the battlefield, Nagato will thus increase the number of viewing angles and eliminate any potential blind spots. The Rinnegan also has the ability to see invisible barriers, allowing Pain to avoid walking into traps or tripping alarms. Uchiha Madara was able to use his Uchiha Sharingan jutsu Susanoo in conjunction with his Rinnegan, granting him large scale Chibaku Tensei-like control of a large mountainous rock from the heavens.
Sharingan is the blood inheritance limit of the Uchiha Clan. The Uchiha are said to be descendants of the Hyuuga, with the Byakugan changing into the Sharingan over time. This doujutsu (eye skill) gives one the ability to read Genjutsu, Taijutsu and Ninjutsu and then defeat it. As such, the clan member can view a technique being performed and almost instantly memorize the movements required to be able to complete it, including the needed chakra moldings and seals used. However the clan member cannot copy techniques that are unique to another bloodline and the clan member must have a body capable of meeting the chakra and physical requirements to do the jutsu. This rarely stops the clan member though, as such stressful situations often push their limits farther and allow them to harness their full potential.
The Uchiha clan member is not granted the Sharingan at birth; it is only activated later in life, typically during a time of emotional stress in the heat of battle. The Sharingan itself can be transferred to another non-Uchiha by a medical ninja, such as happened with Leaf ninja Uchiha Obito to his teammate Hatake Kakashi. Because his body was not born to carry the Sharingan, the eye is always activated and it burns Kakashi's chakra when used. To lessen the impact of the Sharingan on Kakashi's body, he normally keeps the eye hidden and out of use. Also of note, is the fact Kakashi, a non-Uchiha, was able to advance the Sharingan from two tomoe to three tomoe after gaining the eye.
The Sharingan itself contains three tomoe (comma). A higher mastery of the Sharingan can be seen in the creation of a new tomoe in the eye, with three tomoe being the typical highest form of the eye. The rare Mangekyou form is a unique evolution of the Sharingan beyond the three tomoe form, please see its entry for more information. An eye possessing two tomoe can allow the Uchiha clan member to track the movement of an opponent and do some minor copying of an opponents attack. For avoiding incoming attacks, the Uchiha's speed and agility will greatly control whether they can move to avoid it. However, three tomoe will greatly help in this area.
Two tomoe will also allow the ninja to pierce Genjutsu and see the surrounding reality for what it really is. It can also allow the member to pierce another's body and see their chakra. While the eye is not refined enough to see the tenketsu and chakra circulatory system like the Byakugan, it can view the movement and flow of chakra. This can help them tell if a person is trapped in a Genjutsu, or if an attacker is a real threat or merely a bunshin.
An eye containing three tomoe will allow the ninja to see the image of an attacker's next move from the slightest muscle tension in their body. This prevents wasteful movement and allows the Uchiha clan member to conserve much needed chakra in battle. It allows them to synchronize their movement to strike at an area moments before their opponent is even in that spot, essentially allowing them to strike out and hit their opponent before they're even there.
Three tomoe also grants the Uchiha the ability to do Genjutsu and hypnosis after locking eyes with an enemy. This can be used to cause their opponent to do an attack of the Uchiha's choosing. This hypnosis can also be used as a Genjutsu counter, which is the ability to turn a Genjutsu spell back upon the original caster without the requirement of forming any handseals.
Sharingan is the blood inheritance limit of the Uchiha Clan. The Mangekyou Sharingan is a legendary doujutsu ability which has only emerged in a few clan members in its history. There is still mystery surrounding the eye and the Uchiha clan itself. Each user develops their own unique looking Mangekyou. The requirements for gaining the Mangekyou are very controversial in nature. After Uchiha Itachi murdered his best friend Shisui he gained Mangekyou. He told his younger brother Sasuke that to gain the Mangekyou, he too would have to kill his closest friend. Itachi told Sasuke that a scroll in their clan shrine revealed the true original purpose of the clan doujutsu. This scroll and Itachi himself revealed that the former leader of their clan, Uchiha Madara and his younger brother Izuna were the first to obtain Mangekyou. Madara himself did this by killing his friend, it's assumed Izuna also killed a close comrade.
Usage of the Mangekyou techniques drains quite a bit of a user's chakra, more so than any other normal technique. Also as a result of Mangekyou usage, the bearer will slowly lose their vision. Madara lost his vision before his brother and sought to regain his power. To do so he removed Izuna's eyes and made them his own. With these new eyes, his Mangekyou took on a combined appearance of his original Mangekyou and Izuna's. These "Eternal" Mangekyou eyes returned his vision and gave him unbelievable strength. With this strength it was said Madara used Sharingan's normal ability to supress the Kyuubi and tame it.
Itachi originally told Sasuke that if he gained the Mangekyou, then there would be three people who could handle it. After the time skip in the series, Hatake Kakashi revealed he too had gained Mangekyou Sharingan. Later it was revealed that Uchiha Madara himself was still alive, and was the "third" user in Itachi's statement. What part, if any, that Kakashi and Uchiha Obito's eye plays has yet to be determined.
Itachi's three named Mangekyou techniques are Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi and Susanoo, all mythological deities. Kakashi's Mangekyou technique is named Kamui.
The Amaterasu or Goddess of the Sun technique is generated by the right Mangekyou eye. It is a Ninjutsu technique which uses the Mangekyou form to create a powerful black fire which can burn through most anything. As it has been said that anything within the Mangekyou's vision will burn to ash if consumed by the fire. The fire itself is said to burn for 7 days and 7 nights. The fire is also regarded as the strongest of Mangekyou's physical attacks.
The Tsukuyomi or God of the Moon technique is generated by the left Mangekyou eye. It is a Genjutsu technique which uses the Mangekyou form to initiate a mentally and physically harmful illusion. To utilize the illusion, the clan member will look into the eyes of his opponent and cast a Genjutsu spell on them. The spell takes place in the mind of the one affected, while the jutsu is cast the one it was cast upon is at the total mercy of the Uchiha clan member. The clan member has full control over space and time in the jutsu and can place the one affected through any hell they desire for any length desired. The technique itself only lasts for but a second in reality, but the one affected could have lasted through several days of pain. It is said only a natural born member of the Uchiha Clan can defeat it, this may mean either an Uchiha also holding the Mangekyou or one fully skilled in the three tomoe Sharingan form.
The Susanoo or God of the Sea and Storms technique is generated by both Mangekyou eyes. It is a technique which uses the Mangekyou form to create a sword wielding specter which will surround the user. This specter wields a shield for defense and a blade known as the Totsuka Sword. Anyone or anything cut by the blade will be sealed away into a Genjutsu of blissful oblivion until the end of time.
The Kamui or God's Majesty technique is used by Hatake Kakashi. With this technique, Kakashi forms a handseal to activate the Sharingan in his left eye and change it into his Mangekyou form. Kakashi then focuses on a point on the body of his target. The area around the target will then begin to warp and collapse in on itself, resulting in that area being quickly "sucked" out of existence and transported to another location.
Ranmaru's Unnamed BloodlineCharacter Use: Ranmaru Location: Water Country Rank: - Range: - Type: Supplementary
Ranmaru was an orphan growing up in the Water Country. What happened to the rest of his clan is unclear, but because he grew up in the Water Country, it is possible they were killed when the populace turned against the bloodlines. His traits include penetrating vision and a unique chakra particle extension. He had the ability to use his vision abilities to penetrate the walls of his small shack and view the outside world. This ability does not appear to have the range of the Byakugan, but it actually has the ability to counter that Hyuuga trait.
Ranmaru's vision grants him a greater ability to see ones' life force, even beyond the Hyuuga's internal chakra perception. This allowed him to determine that Raiga, who had recently fallen in battle, was still alive. This was something Neji's Byakugan could not sense.
Ranmaru could also extend his chakra out in red dust-like particles to create phantoms and hide his own chakra presence. The phantoms appeared to have functionality only when used in conjunction with Raiga's Kirigakure technique. The spectral images could be granted life-like chakra flows to confuse both normal ninja and Neji's Byakugan.
Bakuton Creation is the blood inheritance limit of Gari and Deidara's unnamed Clan which hailed from the Earth Country. This unique Scorch style is formed through the simultaneous usage of two elemental styles. Upon utilizing Bakuton, Gari and Deidara could emit generate explosive chakra which could be inserted into other objects and detonated. This includes things like clay or living beings.
Enton Creation is an ability used by Uchiha Sasuke. After attaining Mangekyou Sharingan, Sasuke has the ability to manipulate the black Amaterasu flames using his right eye. This allows him to generate a small spiked disk of Amaterasu flames for defense purposes. It is unknown if Sasuke utilizes his Fire or Lightning styles during this process.
Futton Creation (Terumii Mei's Clan)Character Use: Terumii Mei Location: Water Country Rank: - Range: - Type: Supplementary
Terumii Mei, the Godaime Mizukage, and her clan have the ability to use three elements: Earth, Fire and Water. They can use their bloodline abilities to combine these into two new elements. This first Boiling Style ability is formed through the simultaneous usage of Fire and Water. Futton allows the user to create acidic and burning mists. The citizens of the Water Country blamed the bloodline clans for the constant wars and strife. They turned against the bloodlines and murdered many of them. Clan members fled into hiding and tried to avoid using their bloodline abilities anymore for fear of being killed. After Godaime Mizukage came to power, the internal strife ceased, allowing her to use her abilities without fear.
Hyouton Creation (Yuki Clan)Character Use: Haku Location: Water Country Rank: - Range: - Type: Supplementary
Hyouton Creation is the blood inheritance limit of the Yuki Clan which Haku hailed from the Water Country. This unique Ice style is formed through the simultaneous usage of the Water and Wind elemental styles. The citizens of the Water Country blamed the bloodline clans for the constant wars and strife. They turned against the bloodlines and murdered many of them. Clan members fled into hiding and tried to avoid using their bloodline abilities anymore for fear of being killed. Haku's mother fled her clan and married a citizen of the Water Country. When he found out that she had passed on these abilities to her son, he murdered her and came after Haku. Haku was ill-prepared to control his powers, and lashed out to protect himself. His powers took the surrounding water and formed it into an ice spike protective prison. Though his life was spared, his knee jerk response to protect himself killed his father in the process. A homeless Haku was later found by Momochi Zabuza, who saw he could exploit Haku's bloodline abilities for his own nefarious ends.
Haku's powers allow him to take water and freeze it into various forms of ice. Such an ability allows him to turn ice into senbon or into mirrors. Haku can also do many of his jutsu through one-handed seals, something practically unknown and impossible to most ninja. Haku's two primary uses of his ability is Sensatsu Suishou and Makyou Hyoushou.
Sensatsu Suishou is a Ninjutsu technique which uses nearby water to form ice senbon. Haku first kicks water into the air with his foot, and as it rises it freeze to form a "thousand" needles. With the handseal still in place, he can release the needles when needed to have them come raining down on his target.
Makyou Hyoushou is a Ninjutsu technique which uses nearby water to form long flat ice mirrors 360 degrees around the target. Haku himself then places his body inside one of the mirrors. Once inside the mirror, Haku can use the mirror reflections to confuse his target. Utilizing the reflections, Haku can almost instantaneously move from one mirror to the other. Due to the speed, his target will appear to be moving in slow motion. Because of this he can unleash numerous needles into his opponent with little difficulty. Using this technique for long periods of time however, will quickly use up Haku's chakra.
Jiton Creation is the blood inheritance limit of Sandaime Kazekage. In addition, Yondaime Kazekage and Toroi of Kumogakure could also utilize Jiton. When Sandaime Kazekage used this ability, it came to be known as Suna's deadliest, and granted him the honor of being called the greatest Kazekage. Seeing a previous Shukaku host manipulate sand, Sandaime Kazekage surmised he could do something similar with tiny pieces of iron. Sandaime could manipulate the fine iron particles due to his ability to change his chakra into magnetic fields. Because iron is a ferromagnetic material, it could move as the magnetic field directed.
Sandaime Kazekage could thus draw the iron sand together into various shapes and sizes and form weapons whenever he needed. This includes piercing spikes, rain drops and large crushing blocks. When Sandaime was later made into a puppet by Sasori, the puppet master's skills allowed the puppet to retain the ability to use Satetsu. Yondaime Kazekage used the ability to manipulate particles of gold, which he manipulated to neutralize the lighter sand particles used by the hosts of Shukaku. Toroi used the ability to magnetize his throwing shuriken. Should the shuriken come into contact with his target, they were automatically magnetized and set as an attraction point for his giant shuriken.
Jinton Creation is a rare example of Kekkei Touta, or Bloodline Selection. This ability allows the user to combine three elemental styles to create a new element. In this case, Muu had the ability to combine Fire, Earth and Wind styles to create Dust. He later passed this knowledge on to his protege Oonoki, who would become Sandaime Tsuchikage. Jinton allows the user to create and shape particles of dust.
Mokuton Creation (Senju Hashirama)Character Use: Senju Hashirama, Yamato, Shimura Danzou Location: Fire Country Rank: - Range: - Type: Supplementary
Senju Hashirama, the Shodai Hokage, had the unique ability to mold the Earth and Water elements simultaneously. This allowed him to create Mokuton, the Wood release element. This elemental style allowed Hashirama and those with his genetic data to create and mold wood of many varied forms. This includes large entangling growths, barriers for defense and penetrating spikes. Skilled Mokuton usage allows the user to create housing structures, prisons and wooden clones.
Hashirama's genetic abilities were passed on to Yamato. Yamato was the only survivor of Orochimaru's horrific genetic experiments. Out of the 60 children experimented upon, only Yamato survived. As he grew he gained Hashirama's ability to use both Mokuton and control Bijuu. Orochimaru would later reproduce the experiment on ANBU Root leader Danzou, granting him limited Mokuton and Bijuu controlling ability after inserting some of Shodai's genetic data into his right arm. Hashirama also had the unique genetic ability to control the Bijuu, the tailed beasts of the ancient world. This ability was also passed to Yamato and Danzou, though it is unclear if this is specifically tied to Mokuton.
None of Hashirama's genetic descendants have shown the ability to use Mokuton and control the Bijuu. Neither Nawaki or Tsunade, Hashirama's grandchildren, were seen to use these abilities. It should be noted that Nawaki died at a very young age, possibly before these abilities could have manifested.
Ranton Creation is the blood inheritance limit of Darui's unnamed Clan which hailed from the Lightning Country. This unique Storm style is formed through the simultaneous usage of two elemental styles, possibly the Lightning and Water. Upon utilizing Ranton, Darui could generate electrical bursts of light which can bend towards his opponent and deliver an explosive charge.
Shakuton Creation is the blood inheritance limit of Pakura's unnamed Clan which hailed from the Wind Country. This unique Scorch style is formed through the simultaneous usage of two elemental styles, possibly the Fire and Wind. Upon utilizing Shakuton, Pakura could generate scorching spheres which could instantly evaporate the water from an enemy they impact. The victim would then be left a withered husk.
Youton CreationCharacter Use: Terumii Mei, Kurotsuchi Location: Water Country, Earth Country Rank: - Range: - Type: Supplementary
Terumii Mei, the Godaime Mizukage, and her clan have the ability to use three elements: Earth, Fire and Water. They can use their bloodline abilities to combine these into two new elements. In addition to Futton, Mei can also create Youton, a lava-like Dissolving Style ability formed through the simultaneous usage of Earth and Fire. In addition to Mei, the Sandaime Tsuchikage's granddaughter Kurotsuchi can also utilize Youton.