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{{translation|'''Chakra'''|チャクラ|chakura}} is essential to even the most basic technique; it is the moulding of the {{translation|physical energy|身体エネルギー|shintai enerugī}} present in every cell of the body and the {{translation|spiritual energy|精神エネルギー|seishin enerugī}} gained from exercise and experience. Once moulded, it can be channelled through the chakra circulatory system, which is to chakra as the regular circulatory system is to blood, to any of the 361 chakra points (called [[tenketsu]]) in the body. Through various methods, the most common of which is [[hand seals]], the chakra can then be manipulated to create an effect that would not be possible otherwise, such as [[Water Surface Walking Practice|walking on water]], [[Fire Release|exhaling fire]] or [[Genjutsu|creating illusions]].
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{{translation|'''[[wikipedia:Chakra|Chakra]]'''|チャクラ|chakura}} is essential to even the most basic [[technique]]. Through various methods, the most common of which is [[hand seals]], chakra can be controlled and manipulated to create an effect that would not be possible otherwise, such as [[Water Surface Walking Practice|walking on water]], [[Fire Release|exhaling fire]], or [[Genjutsu|creating illusions]]. Chakra is ordinarily not visible to the unaided eye unless it is highly concentrated or manifested in large amounts.
   
By moulding different ratios of the two energies, new types of chakra can be formed. Most ninja have a natural affinity to one type of chakra, but they have the capacity to create elemental chakra apart from their own affinity. There are five basic types, each stronger and weaker to another, but their relations, weaknesses, and strengths to each other are all explored. There is also the dealing of Yin and Yang and the balance of mental and physical energies. In addition to these five elements, certain [[kekkei genkai]] can [[Nature Transformation|mix elemental chakra]] to form new natures, for example it is possible to mix [[water]] and [[wind]] into [[ice]]. While many ninja can use more than one type of chakra, very few are able to use them simultaneously.
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== Origin ==
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Chakra originally belonged to the [[Shinju]]. When [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]] ate the fruit that Shinju bore, she became the first person in history to wield chakra. With her new-found power, she ended all the wars that plagued the lands. Her sons, [[Hamura]] and [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]], were the first people to be born with chakra.<ref>Chapter 646, pages 6-9</ref> Hagoromo spread chakra to others through a practice called [[ninshū]], intending to create peace by using the chakra to connect people's spiritual energy so that they would understand one another without even talking. However, the people did not use chakra in the way Hagoromo hoped, instead using it to connect their inner spiritual and physical energies. They kneaded their inner chakra to amplify and weaponise it, creating what is now known as [[ninjutsu]].<ref>Chapter 665, pages 6-7</ref>
   
== Normal Chakra ==
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== Overview ==
[[File:Chakra Moulding Diagram (Normal).svg|thumb|The Two Elements of Normal Chakra, Spiritual Energy and Physical Energy.]]
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[[File:Chakra Moulding Diagram (Normal).svg|thumb|The two components of chakra: physical energy and spiritual energy.]]
Normal chakra is a form of energy all living individuals naturally produce to some degree. Contained in the "chakra coils" that mainly surround and connect to each chakra-producing organ, the energy circulates throughout the body in a network called the "[[Chakra Pathway System|chakra circulatory system]]" (similar to the cardiovascular system). Certain groups, such as ninja, have learned to generate more chakra and release it outside their bodies through their "chakra points" ([[tenketsu]]) in order to perform special techniques ([[jutsu]]). Chakra is not normally visible to the human eye, though chakra can be seen in situations where a person releases as much of their chakra as possible. This is rarely seen due to the restrictions of certain chakra points ([[Eight Gates]]), limiting the amount of chakra an individual can release at a single given time. Chakra can also be visible when doing a specific techniques (such as the [[Rasengan]]) which take a high degree of chakra control to perform.
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Since being spread by Hagoromo, better known as the Sage of the Six Paths, chakra has become a form of life energy that all individuals produce to some degree; those who run out of chakra will die. Produced within the "chakra coils" that mainly surround and connect to each chakra-producing organ, the energy circulates throughout the body in a network called the "[[Chakra Pathway System]]", which is similar to the cardiovascular system. Certain groups, such as [[shinobi]], have learned to generate more chakra and release it outside their bodies through pressure points called [[tenketsu]] in order to perform [[jutsu]]. Chakra is not normally visible to the human eye, though it can be seen in situations where a person releases as much of their chakra as possible. This is rarely seen due to the restrictions of eight specific tenketsu known as the [[Eight Gates]], which limit the amount of chakra an individual can release at a single given time.
   
Of the many different types of techniques, [[ninjutsu]], [[genjutsu]], [[dōjutsu]], and so on, all require the use of chakra. However, [[taijutsu]] is different, usually requiring no chakra use whatsoever; stamina is all that is needed. While the ninja still needs a set amount of chakra to live (i.e. life force energy), regular taijutsu doesn't require any active moulding or manipulation of chakra (with few exceptions). A standard attack like a punch or kick falls into this technique category.
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Chakra is created when two other forms of energy, known collectively as one's "stamina", are moulded together. {{translation|Physical energy|身体エネルギー|shintai enerugī}} is collected from each and every one of the body's cells and can be increased through training, stimulants, and exercise. {{translation|Spiritual energy|精神エネルギー|seishin enerugī|engtv=Mental Energy}} is derived from the mind's consciousness and can be increased through studying, meditation, and experience. These two energies becoming more powerful will in turn make the created chakra more powerful. Therefore, practising a technique repeatedly will build up experience, increasing one's spiritual energy, and thus allowing more chakra to be created. As a result, the ninja is able to do that same technique with more power. This same cycle applies for physical energy, except the ninja needs to increase their endurance instead.
   
Chakra is the resulting form of energy when two other forms of energy are mixed together. The two energies are referred to as "physical energy" and "spiritual energy". Physical energy is collected from the body's cells and can be increased through training, stimulants, and exercise. Spiritual energy is derived from the mind's consciousness (i.e. the soul) and can be increased through studying, meditation, and experience. Having these two energies become more powerful will in-turn make the created chakra more powerful. Therefore, practising a technique repeatedly will build-up experience, building up one's spiritual energy, and thus allowing more chakra to be created. As a result, the ninja is able to do that same technique with more power. This same cycle applies for physical energy, except this time, instead of doing things like meditation, the ninja could, say, do push-ups.
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At any given time, a ninja will have a "maximum" amount of chakra that they can form and use before it runs out and they need to rest to replenish it. With practice this maximum can be increased, but to a certain extent they are limited to the quantity and strength of chakra that their genetics grants them;<ref>Chapter 671</ref> [[Kakashi Hatake]] has large chakra reserves, but no amount of training can grant him the same amount of chakra as [[Naruto Uzumaki]] was born with.
   
The general term for the source of chakra, the overall physical and spiritual energy an individual has, is called "''total stamina''". The maximum amount of chakra an individual can create and retain at a given time is called their "''chakra level''".
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Each person's chakra is different and as such gives off a unique chakra signature, which [[sensor type]] ninja are able to [[Sensing|detect]]. Chakra signatures are passed genetically, allowing a person's [[clan]] to be identified by their chakra;<ref>Chapter 525, page 3</ref> over time, entire populations can have perceptibly different chakra.<ref>Chapter 547, page 2</ref> One's chakra signature can be altered by absorbing DNA from multiple people, mixing various chakra signatures together to become a whole new one.<ref>Chapter 667, page 2</ref> Each person's chakra also has a unique "color" that can be seen by those with [[dōjutsu]] (the anime tends to color all normal chakra light blue).
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While practically all types of jutsu require chakra to be performed, [[taijutsu]] does not; stamina is all that is needed. While the ninja still needs a set amount of chakra to live, regular taijutsu doesn't require any active moulding or manipulation of chakra, with few exceptions. A standard attack like a punch or kick falls into this technique category.
   
 
== Chakra Control ==
 
== Chakra Control ==
In ''Naruto'', chakra takes time and a great deal of training to gradually build up. Thus, the key is not actually having chakra, but being able to sufficiently control and conserve it. Everyone has chakra, but only skilled ninja can correctly "mould" and "manipulate" it to its fullest extent.
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Because chakra takes time and a great deal of training to gradually build up, the key to its use is not not actually having chakra but instead being able to sufficiently control and conserve it. This is called {{translation|'''chakra control'''|チャクラコントロール |chakura kontorōru}}. In order to have good chakra control, a ninja should only mould as much chakra as they need to perform a given ability. If they mould more chakra than is needed, the excess chakra is wasted and they will tire out faster from its loss. If they don't mould enough chakra, a technique will not be performed effectively, if at all, likely creating problems in a combat situation.
   
Moulding chakra involves the extraction of energies from both the body's cells and the mind's consciousness, then mixing them together within the individual. The amount of each energy will differ based on the type of technique the ninja wishes to execute. In other words, a ninja could create too much or too little chakra for a given technique, resulting in the chakra being used inefficiently. In addition, even if a ninja is able to mould the correct amount of chakra, if they cannot manipulate the chakra properly, the desired technique will not be as effective or will not execute at all. Wasting energy will also create weaknesses like early exhaustion, which would hinder the ninja's capacity to fight long-term battles. General training methods for improving one's moulding and manipulation of chakra are the [[Leaf Concentration Practice|Leaf Concentration]], [[Tree Climbing Practice|Tree Climbing]], and [[Water Surface Walking Practice|Water Walking]] exercises.
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General training methods for improving one's moulding and manipulation of chakra are the [[Leaf Concentration Practice|Leaf Concentration]], [[Tree Climbing Practice|Tree Climbing]], and [[Water Surface Walking Practice|Water Surface Walking]] exercises. A good way to build up chakra in the body is to spin it into a tight spiral; Whether to spin the chakra left or right is dependent on the way the user's hair grows.<ref>Chapter 151, page 11</ref> [[Hand seals]] are often used to manipulate chakra more easily, allowing shinobi to execute their techniques faster and more effectively. Shinobi who are extremely skilled at chakra control often specialize in [[genjutsu]] or become [[medical-nin]].
   
As an in-between stage, some ninja can partially manipulate their chakra. This means they can use their chakra, but not effectively control it, which results in a poorly executed technique, a prime example is Naruto trying to use the Academy Clone Technique. To manipulate their chakra more easily, [[hand seals]] can be used. With these hand seals, users can control their chakra with higher efficiency, allowing them to execute their techniques more effectively. Different techniques also require the use of different hand seals.
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When creating a [[ninjutsu]], the two methods of manipulating chakra are referred to as [[shape transformation]] and [[nature transformation]]:
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* Shape transformation deals with controlling the form, movement, and potency of chakra.
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* Nature transformation deals with changing the physical properties of chakra into an element. There is also the nature transformation of [[Yin]] and [[Yang]], which deals with changing the ratio of spiritual and physical energies within chakra.
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These two methods can be implemented separately or together in order to create a technique, though ninja who can use both simultaneously are said to be rare.
   
When creating a ninjutsu, the two methods of manipulating chakra are referred to as [[Shape Transformation]] and [[Nature Transformation]]:
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== Types of Chakra ==
* Shape Transformation deals with controlling the form, movement, and potency of chakra.
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=== Tailed Beast Chakra ===
* Nature Transformation usually deals with changing the physical properties of chakra into an element. There is also the Nature Transformation of [[Yin Release|Yin]] and [[Yang Release|Yang]], which deals with changing the ratio of spiritual and physical energies within chakra.
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[[Image:Naruto kyuubi.png|thumb|Tailed beast chakra.]]
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A tailed beast's chakra is coloured red.
   
These two methods can be implemented separately or together in order to create a technique.
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=== Senjutsu Chakra ===
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[[File:Chakra Moulding Diagram (Senjutsu).svg|thumb|The three components of senjutsu chakra: physical energy, spiritual energy, and natural energy.]]
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The general term for the exact moulding and proper manipulation of chakra is called "''chakra control''". People with skilled chakra control are usually [[Medical-nin]] or [[Sensor]]-types, both of which requires extreme control over chakra to be effective. [[Genjutsu]] apparently also requires good chakra control.
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=== Six Paths Chakra ===
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[[File:Hagoromo Naruto and Sasuke.png|thumb|Hagoromo giving his Six Paths Chakra to Naruto and Sasuke.]]
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{{translation|'''[[Six Paths]] chakra'''|六道チャクラ|Rikudō Chakura}} is the unique chakra of [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]]. Six Paths chakra can be acquired from Hagoromo directly or by combining the chakra of his sons - [[Indra]] and [[Asura]] - to form the [[Rinnegan]].<ref>Chapter 681, page 3</ref> What exactly the special chakra is or how it works is unclear, but it dramatically improves the strength of the user's jutsu, enough to be a match for the [[jinchūriki]] of the [[Ten-Tails]].
   
A good way to build up chakra in the body is to spin it into a tight spiral. Whether to spin the chakra left or right is dependent on the way the user's hair grows, either to the right or left.<ref>''Naruto'' episode 87</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 151, page 11</ref> An opponent can negate a technique by [[Chakra Absorption Techniques|absorbing it]] and reversing the spin of the chakra within their own body.<ref>Third Databook, page 296</ref>
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Similarly named "powers" have been used by different characters, but it is unclear what relation, if any, they have to Six Paths chakra:
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*[[Naruto Uzumaki]] imbues his [[Truth-Seeking Ball]]s with {{translation|'''Six Paths Sage Chakra'''|六道の仙人チャクラ|Rikudō no Sennin Chakura}}, allowing him to damage [[Limbo: Border Jail|shadows]] of [[Madara Uchiha]].
== Shape of Chakra ==
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*[[Sasuke Uchiha]] uses {{translation|'''Six Paths Power'''|六道の力|Rikudō no Chikara}} against Madara and [[Kakashi Hatake]] briefly receives some from [[Obito Uchiha]]'s spirit. When both of them use it, their [[lightning]] chakra changes color.
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*The Six Paths [[Six Paths Yin Power|Yin]] and [[Six Paths Yang Power|Yang]] powers can be transferred between individuals so that, when combined, [[Six Paths — Chibaku Tensei]] can be performed.
Most techniques take a certain shape that is usually precisely controlled from one hand to another, through chakra. A good example of this is the [[Rasengan]]. [[Naruto]] uses one of his hands to control chakra, and moves it over the other in a circular motion, which eventually creates a sphere of pure chakra.
 
 
== Elemental Chakra ==
 
[[File:Elemental Relationships Diagram.svg|thumb|A circular diagram of the different elemental weaknesses. Clockwise from the top: Fire, Wind, Lightning, Earth, and Water.]]
 
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Based on which ninjutsu the ninja uses, the amount of chakra will be different, as would the element the ninja employs. The five main elemental types are also the names for the Five Great Shinobi Nations: [[Land of Fire|Fire]], [[Land of Wind|Wind]], [[Land of Lightning|Lightning]], [[Land of Earth|Earth]] and [[Land of Water|Water]]. Each ninja has the potential to better utilise one of these styles and potentially more. [[Rinnegan]] users somehow have the ability to more easily control all five elements.
 
 
Advanced elements such as [[Wood Release]] and [[Ice Release]] are created by combining different elemental chakra types. Doing this is only possible with a [[kekkei genkai]] or having a [[tailed beast]] with such an element in canon.
 
 
However, the first movie has shown that shinobi of the [[Land of Snow]] are able to perform Ice Release techniques without a bloodline by manipulating the ice around them. [[Kajika]] was also able to use a water technique that produces ice.
 
 
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== Other Types of Chakra ==
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=== Hamura's Chakra ===
=== Tailed Beast Chakra ===
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Like Hagoromo's, [[Hamura Ōtsutsuki]]'s chakra has special properties, passed through the bloodlines of the [[Ōtsutsuki]] and [[Hyūga clan]]s. Only those with Hamura's chakra can touch (and thus destroy) the [[Tenseigan (Energy Vessel)|Tenseigan]] and are immune to its effects.
[[Image:Glowingnaruto.jpg|thumb|Tailed beast chakra.]]
 
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In the ''Naruto'' world, there are nine tailed beasts, ancient demons with immense supplies of chakra. In fact, they are nothing more than concentrations of chakra that have taken on a corporeal form (mind and body). During the Great Shinobi Wars, each country's Hidden Village tried to make use of the tailed beasts for military purposes and competed for them. However, no one was ever able to truly bring the tailed beasts under control. The only way to partially control them is to seal them within a human with powerful sealing techniques. The hosts of the tailed beasts are called [[jinchūriki]].
 
   
The jinchūriki can tap into the tailed beast's chakra for his or her own power; however, using such chakra can be harmful to the jinchūriki, with the host's body and mind being influenced or even taken over by his or her demon. In the case of [[Naruto Uzumaki]], when he used the [[Nine-Tailed Demon Fox]]'s chakra and reached his [[Naruto Uzumaki's Jinchūriki Forms#Version 2|four-tailed form]], the chakra was so concentrated around his body that it constantly burned his flesh and repaired his body right away, shortening his lifespan. Tapping into such unnatural chakra is very harmful to the host, as the host's personality gets suppressed by the animalistic blood lust of the tailed beasts and the intensity of chakra will harm the host if used for extended periods of time. As an exception, where the jinchūriki has control over his tailed beasts, these ill-effects are not evident as in the case of [[Killer B]], when he creates a chakra cloak by drawing on part of his tailed beast's power or fully releasing the Eight-Tails' body, no physical damage can be seen from his body.
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=== Gift of the Hermit Group ===
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[[File:Gift of the Hermit Group.png|thumb|Gift of the Hermit Group chakra.]]
=== Senjutsu Chakra ===
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[[File:Chakra Moulding Diagram (Senjutsu).svg|thumb|The Three Elements of Senjutsu Chakra. Spiritual, Physical, and Natural Energy in Complete Balance.]]
 
{{translation|[[Senjutsu]] chakra|仙術チャクラ|Senjutsu Chakura|engtv=Sage Jutsu Chakra}} is the chakra needed to perform senjutsu, which contains the energy found in nature itself. It is a powerful source of energy, able to grant a ninja increased strength, speed, and endurance for taijutsu, as well as enhancing the power of one's ninjutsu and genjutsu. Sage chakra is created through the three-way mixing and balancing of one's physical energy and spiritual energy, as well as the {{translation|[[natural energy]]|自然エネルギー|shizen enerugī}} from the atmosphere/air and terrain/ground. Since the three energies need to be equally balanced, the higher one's personal chakra capacity (physical energy and spiritual energy), the more natural energy they can add to the mix. Only those with a such large chakra capacity can gather the natural energy needed for entering a powerful state called [[Sage Mode]]. Also, only when a person remains "''perfectly still''", no longer disrupting the flow of nature around them like ripples in a pond, can they properly feel and harness natural energy. Remaining completely still for a period of time takes a great deal of concentration and patience, requiring a highly motivated and calm state of mind.
 
 
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=== Star Chakra ===
 
=== Star Chakra ===
[[Image:Peacock Method.jpg|thumb|Mysterious Peacock Method Chakra.]]
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[[Image:Mysterious Peacock Method.png|thumb|Mysterious Peacock Method chakra.]]
 
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By using the chakra enhancing [[meteorite]], shinobi from [[Hoshigakure]] can manipulate their chakra into a wide variety of skills at the cost of extreme damage to their bodies. Hoshigakure's method gets its name, Mysterious Peacock, from the chakra's raw manifestation as pinkish purple chakra tails similar to a peacock's tail feathers.
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Seen in the anime, shinobi from [[Hoshigakure]] can manipulate their chakra into a wide variety of skills by using the chakra-enhancing [[meteorite]], albeit at the cost of extreme damage to their bodies. Hoshigakure's method gets its name, Mysterious Peacock, from the chakra's raw manifestation as pinkish-purple chakra tails similar to a peacock's tail feathers.
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=== Gift of the Hermit Group ===
 
[[File:Gift of the Hermit Group.png|thumb|Gift of the Hermit Group chakra.]]
 
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[[File:Shadow arms.png|thumb|The Zero-Tails' shadow arms.]]
 
[[File:Shadow arms.png|thumb|The Zero-Tails' shadow arms.]]
 
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{{translation|'''Dark Chakra'''|闇のチャクラ|Yami no Chakura}} is a special chakra formed from the negative emotions of the heart. Created by the Zero-Tails, as it feeds on the negative emotions of the people around it, it is shown to be extremely powerful, being used to power the [[Land of the Sky]]'s Ancor Vantian and grants [[Shinnō]] powerful techniques with seemingly no drawbacks, though it eventually destroys the mind, and rots the soul of the user.
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Seen in ''[[Naruto Shippūden the Movie: Bonds]]'', {{translation|'''Dark Chakra'''|闇のチャクラ|Yami no Chakura}} is a special chakra formed from the negative emotions of the heart. Created by the Zero-Tails as it feeds on the negative emotions of the people around it, it is shown to be extremely powerful, being used to power the [[Land of the Sky]]'s Ancor Vantian and grants [[Shinnō]] powerful techniques with seemingly no drawbacks. However, it requires proper chakra control to use, and disruption in the control can cause a damaging backlash, as Shinnō's body heavily deteriorated when his control was sabotaged.
 
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=== Priestess Chakra ===
 
=== Priestess Chakra ===
 
[[File:Protective Sphere of Light.JPG|thumb|The priestess light chakra.]]
 
[[File:Protective Sphere of Light.JPG|thumb|The priestess light chakra.]]
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{{translation|'''Priestess Chakra'''|巫女チャクラ|Miko Chakura}} has a bright and unique aspect. It can [[Flashing Bell Beams|send pink rays of severing light]] at her opponents, create a [[Protective Sphere of Light|light barrier]] to shield her from darkness, and [[Mystic Safety Bell Seal: Release|transform her into an angelic form]]. She also used the mystical chakra of the bell to create a protective sphere around a designated target, as she did for [[Naruto Uzumaki]], and use the chakra with Naruto to form the [[Naruto and Shion's Super Chakra Rasengan|Super Chakra Rasengan]].
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Seen in ''[[Naruto Shippūden the Movie]]'', {{translation|'''Priestess Chakra'''|巫女チャクラ|Miko Chakura}} has a bright and unique aspect. It can [[Flashing Bell Beams|send pink rays of severing light]] at the user, [[Shion]]'s, opponents, create a [[Protective Sphere of Light|light barrier]] to shield her from darkness, and [[Mystic Safety Bell Seal: Release|transform her into an angelic form]]. She also used the mystical chakra of the bell to create a protective sphere around a designated target, as she did for [[Naruto Uzumaki]], and use the chakra with Naruto to form the [[Naruto and Shion's Super Chakra Rasengan|Super Chakra Rasengan]]. [[Miroku]] feared that if Shion is corrupted, her powers would be deadlier than a [[Mōryō|gigantic demon]]'s.
 
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* Although chakra is usually invisible, those with certain dōjutsu, like the [[Sharingan]], [[Rinnegan]] or [[Byakugan]], can see the colour of someone's chakra. Each person's chakra apparently has a different colour. It is also interesting to note the fact that sufficiently immense amounts of chakra are visible to the naked eye.
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* Chakra seems to reflect its owner's personality and emotions to some extent: [[Karin]] describes Naruto's chakra as bright and warm, while she says Sasuke's - while in the grips of his [[Curse of Hatred]] - is dark and cold.
* It is said that the [[Sage of the Six Paths]] was the first to unravel the mysteries of chakra.
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* Individuals can create imprints of their consciences out of chakra that act separately from themselves and may outlive them, as seen with [[Minato Namikaze]] and [[Kushina Uzumaki]]'s chakra's presence within their son's [[Eight Trigrams Sealing Style]]. Being pure chakra, they cannot replenish themselves, and once their chakra is spent they will disappear.
* People who are related share similar chakra signatures.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 525, page 3</ref>
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* In ''[[Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel]]'', [[Temujin's Continent]] is completely unaware of chakra or how to use it.
* Chakra signatures also vary among different populations.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 547, page 2</ref>
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* [[Minato Namikaze]] states in ''[[Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Lost Tower]]'' that chakra with similar signatures resonate when they are near.
* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden 4: The Lost Tower]]'', [[Minato Namikaze]] and partially supported in the anime episode: ''[[Resonance]]'', chakra with similar signatures resonate when they are near.
 
 
== See Also ==
 
* [[Chakra Pathway System]]
 
* [[Tenketsu]]
 
   
 
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Chakra (チャクラ, chakura) is essential to even the most basic technique. Through various methods, the most common of which is hand seals, chakra can be controlled and manipulated to create an effect that would not be possible otherwise, such as walking on water, exhaling fire, or creating illusions. Chakra is ordinarily not visible to the unaided eye unless it is highly concentrated or manifested in large amounts.

Origin Edit

Chakra originally belonged to the Shinju. When Kaguya Ōtsutsuki ate the fruit that Shinju bore, she became the first person in history to wield chakra. With her new-found power, she ended all the wars that plagued the lands. Her sons, Hamura and Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, were the first people to be born with chakra.[1] Hagoromo spread chakra to others through a practice called ninshū, intending to create peace by using the chakra to connect people's spiritual energy so that they would understand one another without even talking. However, the people did not use chakra in the way Hagoromo hoped, instead using it to connect their inner spiritual and physical energies. They kneaded their inner chakra to amplify and weaponise it, creating what is now known as ninjutsu.[2]

Overview Edit

Chakra Moulding Diagram (Normal)

The two components of chakra: physical energy and spiritual energy.

Since being spread by Hagoromo, better known as the Sage of the Six Paths, chakra has become a form of life energy that all individuals produce to some degree; those who run out of chakra will die. Produced within the "chakra coils" that mainly surround and connect to each chakra-producing organ, the energy circulates throughout the body in a network called the "Chakra Pathway System", which is similar to the cardiovascular system. Certain groups, such as shinobi, have learned to generate more chakra and release it outside their bodies through pressure points called tenketsu in order to perform jutsu. Chakra is not normally visible to the human eye, though it can be seen in situations where a person releases as much of their chakra as possible. This is rarely seen due to the restrictions of eight specific tenketsu known as the Eight Gates, which limit the amount of chakra an individual can release at a single given time.

Chakra is created when two other forms of energy, known collectively as one's "stamina", are moulded together. Physical energy (身体エネルギー, shintai enerugī) is collected from each and every one of the body's cells and can be increased through training, stimulants, and exercise. Spiritual energy (精神エネルギー, seishin enerugī, English TV: Mental Energy) is derived from the mind's consciousness and can be increased through studying, meditation, and experience. These two energies becoming more powerful will in turn make the created chakra more powerful. Therefore, practising a technique repeatedly will build up experience, increasing one's spiritual energy, and thus allowing more chakra to be created. As a result, the ninja is able to do that same technique with more power. This same cycle applies for physical energy, except the ninja needs to increase their endurance instead.

At any given time, a ninja will have a "maximum" amount of chakra that they can form and use before it runs out and they need to rest to replenish it. With practice this maximum can be increased, but to a certain extent they are limited to the quantity and strength of chakra that their genetics grants them;[3] Kakashi Hatake has large chakra reserves, but no amount of training can grant him the same amount of chakra as Naruto Uzumaki was born with.

Each person's chakra is different and as such gives off a unique chakra signature, which sensor type ninja are able to detect. Chakra signatures are passed genetically, allowing a person's clan to be identified by their chakra;[4] over time, entire populations can have perceptibly different chakra.[5] One's chakra signature can be altered by absorbing DNA from multiple people, mixing various chakra signatures together to become a whole new one.[6] Each person's chakra also has a unique "color" that can be seen by those with dōjutsu (the anime tends to color all normal chakra light blue).

While practically all types of jutsu require chakra to be performed, taijutsu does not; stamina is all that is needed. While the ninja still needs a set amount of chakra to live, regular taijutsu doesn't require any active moulding or manipulation of chakra, with few exceptions. A standard attack like a punch or kick falls into this technique category.

Chakra Control Edit

Because chakra takes time and a great deal of training to gradually build up, the key to its use is not not actually having chakra but instead being able to sufficiently control and conserve it. This is called chakra control (チャクラコントロール , chakura kontorōru). In order to have good chakra control, a ninja should only mould as much chakra as they need to perform a given ability. If they mould more chakra than is needed, the excess chakra is wasted and they will tire out faster from its loss. If they don't mould enough chakra, a technique will not be performed effectively, if at all, likely creating problems in a combat situation.

General training methods for improving one's moulding and manipulation of chakra are the Leaf Concentration, Tree Climbing, and Water Surface Walking exercises. A good way to build up chakra in the body is to spin it into a tight spiral; Whether to spin the chakra left or right is dependent on the way the user's hair grows.[7] Hand seals are often used to manipulate chakra more easily, allowing shinobi to execute their techniques faster and more effectively. Shinobi who are extremely skilled at chakra control often specialize in genjutsu or become medical-nin.

When creating a ninjutsu, the two methods of manipulating chakra are referred to as shape transformation and nature transformation:

  • Shape transformation deals with controlling the form, movement, and potency of chakra.
  • Nature transformation deals with changing the physical properties of chakra into an element. There is also the nature transformation of Yin and Yang, which deals with changing the ratio of spiritual and physical energies within chakra.

These two methods can be implemented separately or together in order to create a technique, though ninja who can use both simultaneously are said to be rare.

Types of Chakra Edit

Tailed Beast Chakra Edit

Naruto kyuubi

Tailed beast chakra.

Main article: Tailed Beasts The tailed beasts (尾獣, bijū), sometimes referred to as "Chakra Monsters" (チャクラのバケモノ, Chakura no Bakemono),[8] are the nine titanic living forms of chakra created by the Sage of the Six Paths.[9][10] They are differentiated by the number of tails they have, ranging from one to nine. A tailed beast's chakra is coloured red.

Senjutsu Chakra Edit

Chakra Moulding Diagram (Senjutsu)

The three components of senjutsu chakra: physical energy, spiritual energy, and natural energy.

Main article: Senjutsu Senjutsu (仙術, English TV: Sage Jutsu, Literally meaning: Sage Techniques) is a specialised field of techniques that allows the user to sense and then gather natural energy. Senjutsu practitioners learn to draw the energy of nature inside of them, blending it with their own chakra. This adds a new dimension of power to the practitioner's chakra, resulting in the creation of "senjutsu chakra" (仙術チャクラ, senjutsu chakura).

Six Paths Chakra Edit

Hagoromo Naruto and Sasuke

Hagoromo giving his Six Paths Chakra to Naruto and Sasuke.

Six Paths chakra (六道チャクラ, Rikudō Chakura) is the unique chakra of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki. Six Paths chakra can be acquired from Hagoromo directly or by combining the chakra of his sons - Indra and Asura - to form the Rinnegan.[11] What exactly the special chakra is or how it works is unclear, but it dramatically improves the strength of the user's jutsu, enough to be a match for the jinchūriki of the Ten-Tails.

Similarly named "powers" have been used by different characters, but it is unclear what relation, if any, they have to Six Paths chakra:

Hamura's Chakra Edit

Like Hagoromo's, Hamura Ōtsutsuki's chakra has special properties, passed through the bloodlines of the Ōtsutsuki and Hyūga clans. Only those with Hamura's chakra can touch (and thus destroy) the Tenseigan and are immune to its effects.

Gift of the Hermit Group Edit

Gift of the Hermit Group

Gift of the Hermit Group chakra.

Main article: Gift of the Hermit Group The Gift of the Hermit Group (仙族の才, Senzoku no Sai, English TV: Gift of the Sages) is a special kind of chakra used by the ninja monks of the Fire Temple. It requires daily, unrelenting training to master. This chakra is required to unseal the Sealed Iron Wall granting access to the Fire Temple. It is also required for the technique Welcoming Approach: Thousand-Armed Murder.

Star Chakra Edit

Mysterious Peacock Method

Mysterious Peacock Method chakra.

Main article: Mysterious Peacock Method Seen in the anime, shinobi from Hoshigakure can manipulate their chakra into a wide variety of skills by using the chakra-enhancing meteorite, albeit at the cost of extreme damage to their bodies. Hoshigakure's method gets its name, Mysterious Peacock, from the chakra's raw manifestation as pinkish-purple chakra tails similar to a peacock's tail feathers.

Dark Chakra Edit

Shadow arms

The Zero-Tails' shadow arms.

Main article: Zero-Tails Seen in Naruto Shippūden the Movie: Bonds, Dark Chakra (闇のチャクラ, Yami no Chakura) is a special chakra formed from the negative emotions of the heart. Created by the Zero-Tails as it feeds on the negative emotions of the people around it, it is shown to be extremely powerful, being used to power the Land of the Sky's Ancor Vantian and grants Shinnō powerful techniques with seemingly no drawbacks. However, it requires proper chakra control to use, and disruption in the control can cause a damaging backlash, as Shinnō's body heavily deteriorated when his control was sabotaged.

Priestess Chakra Edit

Protective Sphere of Light

The priestess light chakra.

Main article: Bell (charm) Seen in Naruto Shippūden the Movie, Priestess Chakra (巫女チャクラ, Miko Chakura) has a bright and unique aspect. It can send pink rays of severing light at the user, Shion's, opponents, create a light barrier to shield her from darkness, and transform her into an angelic form. She also used the mystical chakra of the bell to create a protective sphere around a designated target, as she did for Naruto Uzumaki, and use the chakra with Naruto to form the Super Chakra Rasengan. Miroku feared that if Shion is corrupted, her powers would be deadlier than a gigantic demon's.

Trivia Edit

References Edit

  1. Chapter 646, pages 6-9
  2. Chapter 665, pages 6-7
  3. Chapter 671
  4. Chapter 525, page 3
  5. Chapter 547, page 2
  6. Chapter 667, page 2
  7. Chapter 151, page 11
  8. Chapter 404, page 14
  9. Chapter 256, page 14
  10. Chapter 467, pages 14-17
  11. Chapter 681, page 3
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