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Monday, May 30, 2011

Naruto Uzumaki's Ninjutsu


Although Naruto had trouble with the Clone Technique at the start of the series, he quickly learned how to use jōnin-level techniques, like the Shadow Clone Technique and its large-scale version. The technique would become his first signature jutsu. The Shadow Clone Technique takes advantage of the massive
chakra reserve Naruto possesses due to him being the jinchūriki of the Nine-Tails. Naruto is able to create upwards to two
thousand clones, and able to have a decent amount of chakra in
each of them. Because of this, Naruto can use his shadow clones
for virtually anything, from straight combat to speed training.

In the beginning, Naruto would create a multitude of clones to overwhelm his
opponents. Other times, however, he would employ the use of the Transformation Technique to change the appearance of these clones to catch his target off guard. By Part II, Naruto learned that whatever his shadow clones learn, he, the main mind, would
also learn. By using this, he is able to learn techniques that would usually take months or
years in days, which sped up his training greatly. Naruto takes advantage of this often,
using shadow clones to determine his opponents' abilities, to determine how many
clones he will really need to defeat them instead of simply wasting chakra on thousands of clones.

Despite his mastery of the Shadow Clone Technique, Naruto won't use it while in Nine- Tails Chakra Mode, to lessen how much of his chakra the Nine-Tails can take from him.


Naruto was first taught how to use the Summoning Technique by Jiraiya. After allowing Naruto to sign the Summoning Contract with the toads of Mount Myōboku, Jiraiya took Naruto through the execution of the
technique in order to provide Naruto with allies in future
battles. Additionally, Jiraiya's other motivation to teaching
Naruto how to summon was to help Naruto to realise and
take advantage of the Nine-Tails' chakra.

The type of toads that Naruto can summon at any time is proportional to his chakra and skill, as when he first started out he could only summon
tadpoles. At first, Naruto had a hard time getting any specific toad, as he summoned
either Gamakichi or Gamatatsu. But when he used the Nine-Tails' chakra, or when he was truly motivated, Naruto was able to summon the toad boss, Gamabunta.


Created by the Fourth Hokage and taught to him by Jiraiya, the Rasengan is Naruto's second and strongest signature jutsu. While the Rasengan is a one-handed technique, Naruto required the use
of two to form it due to his poor chakra control, thus using a
clone to form the "shell" of the sphere. Despite this, Naruto has
used the Rasengan effectively in almost every one of his fights
after mastering it. The Rasengan holds an advantage over its
counterpart, the Chidori, in only requiring chakra control to form, while the Chidori uses so much chakra that it can only be used a
few times a day. Naruto has mastered the Rasengan to a degree
that he can do it almost instantaneously.

The Rasengan, like the Clone Technique, would be the base of several original jutsu
created by Naruto, such as the Great Ball Rasengan, a larger and more powerful version of the Rasengan. He has also created the Wind Release: Rasengan and Wind Release: Rasenshuriken after his wind training, and after his senjutsu training, the Sage Art: Great Ball Rasengan and Sage Technique: Rasenrengan. He has also demonstrated the combined use of his shadow clones and the Rasengan, resulting in the Sage Art: Super Great Ball Rasen Tarengan, in which Naruto and his shadow clones can each use a Rasengan many times their own size against a single target. After learning he couldn't
use the Shadow Clone Technique in Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, Naruto then started using the shroud's chakra arms to combine his Nine-Tails' chakra with the Rasengan to create a new move: the Tailed Beast Rasengan. However, the technique is incomplete so far.

Due to the unique nature of the Rasengan in Naruto movies, Naruto creates a new type of Rasengan, often facilitated by a character in the movie, or a unique property present
in the movie.


After failing to bring Sasuke back to Konoha for the
second time, Naruto went through elemental training
where he discovered that he had an affinity to wind . By incorporating his wind affinity with the Rasengan, which
was originally intended to be combined with a nature
element, he would greatly increase the jutsu's power and
range. The wind nature compliments a fighter like Naruto,
as the wind nature is a great match for short-range
fighters. By focusing his wind chakra, Naruto can go as far as cutting objects with just his chakra. During his training to use his Wind Release, Asuma Sarutobi taught him how to channel it through his weapons.

Naruto had learned nature transformation to upgrade his Rasengan, which he achieved with the Wind Release: Rasengan and the Rasenshuriken, combining both shape and nature manipulation originally deemed impossible without natural talent or instinct. The
Rasenshuriken was capable of slicing into the victim and cutting them at a cellular level
faster than a Sharingan can see it. However, it caused similar damage to his own arm, as it is still a hand-held jutsu, despite its name. After his sage training, he could throw the
Rasenshuriken and expand it, increasing its power, speed, and attack radius, to the
point where when one exploded it took up half the area of a mountain-range. The
speed of the Rasenshuriken is so great it could cross an entire mountain-range in a
single second. This also helped to nullify the damage it would normally do to his arm.


Collaboration Jutsu, also synchronized or combination jutsu, pertains to an area of jutsu which entail techniques that are
comprised of at least two or more jutsu that, when initiated with
the right timing, one will feed into each other to become a jutsu
of greater power than the sum of its parts. Naruto was
introduced to the subject by Jiraiya in the anime, in order for him
to synchronize with a toad, and develop a collaboration technique. Naruto eventually managed to synchronize with
Gamakichi and Gamatatsu developing the Wind Release: Toad Gun, and the stronger Wind Release: Toad Oil Flame Bullet. The stronger version had enough power to temporarily knock out the Three-Tailed Giant Turtle. Naruto has also done collaboration techniques with both Gamabunta and Yamato.


After Jiraiya's death at the hands of Pain, Naruto began training with Fukasaku in Mount Myōboku to learn senjutsu and how to enter Sage Mode. In order to achieve this, Naruto had to learn to sense and control the natural
energy around him. Once mastered, Naruto was able to
perfect the Rasenshuriken, so that he could throw it, and
learn Frog Kata, a taijutsu style that uses the natural energy around the user to enhance the range and the potency of their attacks. In Sage Mode, Naruto's overall physical abilities are dramatically
enhanced to the point where he could throw entities much larger than himself with little
to no effort, including the Animal Path's Giant Rhino and the Nine-Tails. His speed increases to a point where he was able to intercept a charging Asura Path, which had been using its chakra boots to attack Tsunade, create a Rasengan and slam it down before it could even react, showing him covering considerable distance in a short
amount of time. Also while in Sage Mode, Naruto gains a sensory ability to detect other
people's chakra from long distances. His sensing skill in Sage Mode is so great he could
pick out an individual's chakra out of an entire village worth, and note that it wasn't there. His sensing skills have increased to the point where he could sense several
individuals battling the White Zetsu Army and resurrected ninjas from hundreds of miles away, even pinpointing Sakura Haruno healing a person.

However, Naruto had two flaws in his senjutsu training: To mould natural energy, the
user must remain absolutely still, something one cannot do while in combat; and
because of the Nine-Tails, Shima and Fukasaku were unable to fuse with Naruto to mould it for him. To counter this, Naruto had to leave two shadow clones in a safe place
to mould the natural energy for him. Once he depleted his current amount of senjutsu
chakra, he would dispel one of the clones and use the natural energy it had gathered to
re-enter Sage Mode. However, this method limits the maximum number of shadow
clones that Naruto can create to five. Any more would interfere with the focus of the
clones' gathering natural energy. However, this limit in shadow clones ceases should Naruto decide to go all out during a fight and forget having any clones store natural energy for him.Also, Naruto had been training to extend the time he could remain in Sage Mode. His skill with Sage Mode has increased greatly where he only needs a couple moments to enter it. During his battle with the Nine-Tails within his subconscious, Naruto and his large group of shadow clones entered Sage Mode (though
it appeared that his "physical self" was able to enter Sage Mode in his meditative state,
then his "mental self" reflected the act as well as all of his shadow clones). This is
possible a reverse on how Naruto got past his original five minute limit by having a
clone transfer the already balanced senjutsu chakra to him.

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