|This is the article on information on the character. If you are looking for the article on information on the ability, head to Asura Path. For other uses, see Asura (disambiguation).|
|Manga||Volume #41, Chapter #379|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #127|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3|
|OVA||Naruto x UT|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game|
This man was a ninja Jiraiya met during his journey to find his disciple.
The man was tall, bald with an unusual body shape, possessing a very thick neck, no ears and a large jaw. He also had part of his face obscured by a rice hat in the anime, possibly hiding a headband that had not been shown in the manga, as Jiraiya quickly discovered that he was a ninja. The Asura Path's unnamed puppet was made to look like a baby, and was capable of emitting infantile cries.
The Asura Path, like all of the Six Paths, possessed Nagato's Rinnegan. It was the only body to not have orange hair, simply because it had no hair at all. It had a vertical ring piercing on its nose, six spike studs all around its head, three studs on the top and bottom of each of its six arms, an enormous cylindrical stud on its chin, and two vertical studs on each of its upper cheeks. The body had three faces, each with a different expression, and two of which appeared from the sides of its head only when it removed its cloak in a fight: happy (its normal face), angry, and neutral. It also had a long, saw-like "tail" which stretched from his back over his head.
Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant
The Asura Path made its début after Jiraiya had defeated the Human, Animal and Preta Paths, reminding Jiraiya that he was told never to let his guard down. With that it dealt a devastating blow to the Sannin, ripping his arm off in the process. Together with the other Six Paths of Pain, it was able to ultimately kill Jiraiya.
Main article: Six-Tails Unleashed In the anime, after confronting his target Utakata, Pain uses the Asura Path to cause a landslide to trap the young jinchūriki, leading to his capture and eventual death.
During the invasion of Konohagakure orchestrated by Nagato, the Asura Path launched the new Animal Path through Konoha's sensing barrier and was summoned into the village shortly afterwards. Assigned to create diversions, the Asura Path launched several missiles and laser-like beams, destroying the village's infrastructure. Later when the Deva Path confronts Kakashi Hatake, the Asura aids it is fighting the shinobi revealing it's true form and running through Kakashi with its tail. Revealed to be a Lightning Release: Shadow Clone Technique, the Asura Path is temporarily paralysed by the discharge of lightning that the clone gave off before disappearing. This gave Chōza Akimichi enough time to seemingly decommission the Path, crushing it underneath his gigantic hand. As the battle ensues the Asura uses its mangled body to form a makeshift shield between Kakashi's Lightning Cutter and the Deva Path and later as Chōji escapes with intel on the Deva Path, the Asura is able to fire off a single missile before falling to pieces. The Asura Path briefly rejoins the fray, being restored by the Naraka Path after the Deva Path levels Konoha, but is quickly defeated by Naruto when attempting to strike Tsunade.