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The '''Chidori''' is [[Kakashi Hatake]]'s first original technique, though he more frequently uses an [[S-rank]]ed version known as the [[Lightning Cutter]]. He created it around the time he was promoted to [[jōnin]], and later taught it to [[Sasuke Uchiha]].
 
The '''Chidori''' is [[Kakashi Hatake]]'s first original technique, though he more frequently uses an [[S-rank]]ed version known as the [[Lightning Cutter]]. He created it around the time he was promoted to [[jōnin]], and later taught it to [[Sasuke Uchiha]].
   
== Description and Effect ==
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== Overview ==
This technique channels a large amount of [[lightning]] [[chakra]] to the user's hand. The amount of chakra is so great that it becomes visible. The high concentration of electricity produces a sound reminiscent of many birds chirping, hence the name.<ref name="c113">''Naruto'' chapter 113, page 15</ref> Once the technique is completed, the user charges forward and thrusts the Chidori into the target. This produces heavy amounts of damage that is usually fatal. This technique is classified as an assassination technique because of the speed at which it is performed, despite the loud noise it produces.<ref name="c113"/>
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This technique channels a large amount of [[lightning]] [[chakra]] to the user's hand. The amount of chakra is so great that it becomes visible. The high concentration of electricity produces a sound reminiscent of many birds chirping, hence the name.<ref name="c113">''Naruto'' chapter 113, page 15</ref> Once the technique is completed, the user charges forward and thrusts the Chidori into the target. This produces heavy amounts of damage that is usually fatal. This technique is classified as an assassination technique because of the speed at which it is performed, despite the loud noise it produces.<ref name="c113" />
   
 
As shown against [[Killer B]], Chidori can also be used to simply give the opponent a large electrical shock without impaling them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 412, pages 13-14</ref>
 
As shown against [[Killer B]], Chidori can also be used to simply give the opponent a large electrical shock without impaling them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 412, pages 13-14</ref>
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Originally, when Kakashi invented the Chidori, he suffered the drawback of the technique being a straight-line attack, which prompted [[Minato Namikaze]] to tell him not to use it, as the risk is too dangerous, and the technique would be rendered useless as the targets could simply evade or easily counter it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 240, page 14</ref> However, after acquiring the Sharingan from his friend, [[Obito Uchiha]], Kakashi has eliminated the drawback, as he can predict the opponents' movements and aim at them much easier, making it rather difficult for the enemy to evade the attack.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 244</ref> Sometime after mastering the Chidori, Kakashi improved it into a far more powerful version, the Lightning Cutter, which he uses more often than the Chidori itself.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 114, page 3</ref> The Lightning Cutter is powerful enough to drive a hole through the chest of a person struck by it, as seen when Haku protected Zabuza from Kakashi.
 
Originally, when Kakashi invented the Chidori, he suffered the drawback of the technique being a straight-line attack, which prompted [[Minato Namikaze]] to tell him not to use it, as the risk is too dangerous, and the technique would be rendered useless as the targets could simply evade or easily counter it.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 240, page 14</ref> However, after acquiring the Sharingan from his friend, [[Obito Uchiha]], Kakashi has eliminated the drawback, as he can predict the opponents' movements and aim at them much easier, making it rather difficult for the enemy to evade the attack.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 244</ref> Sometime after mastering the Chidori, Kakashi improved it into a far more powerful version, the Lightning Cutter, which he uses more often than the Chidori itself.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 114, page 3</ref> The Lightning Cutter is powerful enough to drive a hole through the chest of a person struck by it, as seen when Haku protected Zabuza from Kakashi.
   
Kakashi taught Sasuke the Chidori as a means to persuade him not to use the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] as well as to forfeit his desires for revenge. He also emphasised that the Chidori was a blade to protect his friends. Unfortunately for Kakashi and the others, Sasuke has warped it into a blade to sever those bonds in his desire for power and vengeance. In Part II, Sasuke has mastered the principles of lightning manipulation and developed a number of other Lightning Release techniques, most of which are derived from the Chidori. Sasuke can also transmit his Chidori through weapons as he does with both his [[Sword of Kusanagi (Sasuke Uchiha)|sword]] and with his [[fūma shuriken]].
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Kakashi taught Sasuke the Chidori as a means to persuade him not to use the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] as well as to forfeit his desires for revenge. He also emphasised that the Chidori was a blade to protect his friends.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 176, page 8</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 177, page 8</ref> However, Sasuke has warped it into a blade to sever those bonds in his desire for power and vengeance. In Part II, Sasuke has mastered the principles of lightning manipulation and developed a number of other Lightning Release techniques, most of which are derived from the Chidori. Sasuke can also transmit his Chidori through weapons as he does with both his [[Sword of Kusanagi (Sasuke Uchiha)|sword]] and with his [[fūma shuriken]].
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After attaining half of the Sage of Six Path's power, Sasuke was able to enhance his Chidori into a form capable of piercing Madara Uchiha while a jinchūriki of the Shinju.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674, page 16</ref>
   
 
== Cursed Seal of Heaven's Influence ==
 
== Cursed Seal of Heaven's Influence ==
 
[[File:Flapping Chidori HD.png|thumb|right|Sasuke preparing the Flapping Chidori.]]
 
[[File:Flapping Chidori HD.png|thumb|right|Sasuke preparing the Flapping Chidori.]]
Sasuke has shown that by forcing more chakra from the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]], he can use an additional Chidori after reaching his daily limit. Due to the influence exhibited by the cursed seal, this additional Chidori is stronger than the standard version of it while essentially being the same technique, despite its new name of {{translation|'''Flapping Chidori'''|羽撃く千鳥|Habataku Chidori|lit meaning=Flapping One Thousand Birds|engtv=Black Chidori}}. This version of the Chidori gives off a black glow along with the sound of flapping wings in flight, instead of the standard blue glow and chirping noise.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 232, pages 11-13</ref> Sasuke has not used this technique since he lost his [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]] during his battle with Itachi. It is presumed that he cannot use the Flapping Chidori after losing the Cursed Seal, due to the lack of its influence on the regular Chidori. In the first ''Ultimate Ninja Storm'' game, it is referred to as "Chidori Lament" and in the ''Path of the Ninja 2'' game, it is referred to as "Dark Chidori".
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Sasuke has shown that by forcing more chakra from the [[Cursed Seal of Heaven]], he can use an additional Chidori after reaching his daily limit. Despite the significant power gained from the Cursed Seal's influence this Chidori, identified as {{translation|'''Flapping Chidori'''|羽撃く千鳥|Habataku Chidori|lit meaning=Flapping One Thousand Birds|engtv=Black Chidori}},<ref>Second Databook, page 51</ref> is essentially the same technique. Rather than the bright hues and chirping noises that are normally associated with the Chidori, this particular variant emanates a dark gleam along with the distinct sound of flapping wings.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 232, pages 11-13</ref> Sasuke has not been seen using this form of the technique since his fight with [[Naruto]] at the [[Valley of the End]], and it is presumed that the ability to do so was lost along with his Cursed Seal during his battle with Itachi. In the first ''Ultimate Ninja Storm'' game, it is referred to as "Chidori Lament" and in the ''Path of the Ninja 2'' game, it is referred to as "Dark Chidori".
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== Six Paths Influence ==
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[[File:Rikudo no Jutsu Chidori.PNG|thumb|left|Sasuke's Chidori after infusing it with Yin Release.]]
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Upon gaining the [[Rinnegan]] and half of [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]]'s chakra, Sasuke was able to empower his Chidori by infusing it with [[Yin Release]]. Doing so, Sasuke is able to effectively combat [[Madara Uchiha]] in his [[Ten-Tails]]' [[jinchūriki]] form, even having enough power to [[Chidori Sharp Spear|cut him in half ]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 674</ref>
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* The name Chidori comes from a story about famous samurai {{translation|[[Wikipedia:Tachibana Dōsetsu|Tachibana Dōsetsu]]|立花道雪|Tachibana Dōsetsu}} (22 April 1513–2 November 1585). Tachibana was in possession of a famous sword called {{translation|Chidori|千鳥|lit meaning=A Thousand Birds}}. One day, while he was still a young man, he was taking shelter under a tree, as it was raining. Suddenly, a bolt of lightning struck him. However, Tachibana used his Chidori to cut the [[Wikipedia:Raijin|Thunder God]] inside the lightning bolt, allowing him to survive. After this incident, he renamed his Chidori to {{translation|Raikiri|雷切|lit meaning=Lightning Cutter}}.
 
* The name Chidori comes from a story about famous samurai {{translation|[[Wikipedia:Tachibana Dōsetsu|Tachibana Dōsetsu]]|立花道雪|Tachibana Dōsetsu}} (22 April 1513–2 November 1585). Tachibana was in possession of a famous sword called {{translation|Chidori|千鳥|lit meaning=A Thousand Birds}}. One day, while he was still a young man, he was taking shelter under a tree, as it was raining. Suddenly, a bolt of lightning struck him. However, Tachibana used his Chidori to cut the [[Wikipedia:Raijin|Thunder God]] inside the lightning bolt, allowing him to survive. After this incident, he renamed his Chidori to {{translation|Raikiri|雷切|lit meaning=Lightning Cutter}}.
* In the anime, Chidori looks like a white, sphere-shaped amount of electricity that emits small lights that surround the palm. In the manga, it has no form. It is just a coverage of electricity all over the hand. Later in the anime, the appearance of Sasuke's Chidori changes to resemble the one in the manga.
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* In the anime, Chidori looks like a white, sphere-shaped amount of electricity that emits small lights that surround the palm. In the manga, it has no form. It is just a coverage of electricity all over the hand. Starting from the [[Naruto: Shippūden|Part II]] of the anime, the appearance of Sasuke's Chidori changes to resemble the one in the manga.
 
* {{Translation|"Chidori"|千鳥}} can also be translated to "[[Wikipedia:Plover|plover]]".
 
* {{Translation|"Chidori"|千鳥}} can also be translated to "[[Wikipedia:Plover|plover]]".
 
* In ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3]]'', if the player customises a few characters (such as Naruto), they will be able to use this technique.
 
* In ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3]]'', if the player customises a few characters (such as Naruto), they will be able to use this technique.
 
* In the Naruto Illustration Book, one image depicts Sasuke extending a Chidori from his hand to [[Chakra Flow|cover]] multiple thrown [[kunai]].
 
* In the Naruto Illustration Book, one image depicts Sasuke extending a Chidori from his hand to [[Chakra Flow|cover]] multiple thrown [[kunai]].
* Kakashi noted that the Chidori was a blade that was created to protect one's friends.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 176, page 8</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 177, page 8</ref>
 
   
 
== See Also ==
 
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== References ==
 
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Chidori[1]

Chidori
Name
Kanji 千鳥
Rōmaji Chidori
Literal English One Thousand Birds
Debut
Manga Chapter #113
Anime Naruto Episode #67
Movie Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
OVA Finally a clash! Jōnin vs. Genin!! Indiscriminate Grand Melee Tournament Meeting!!
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Data
Classification Ninjutsu
Type
Rank A-rank
Class Offensive
Range Short-range
Hand seals Ox → Rabbit → Monkey[2] or Monkey → Dragon → Rat → Bird → Ox → Snake → Dog → Tiger → Monkey[3]
Derived jutsu

Users

The Chidori is Kakashi Hatake's first original technique, though he more frequently uses an S-ranked version known as the Lightning Cutter. He created it around the time he was promoted to jōnin, and later taught it to Sasuke Uchiha.

Overview Edit

This technique channels a large amount of lightning chakra to the user's hand. The amount of chakra is so great that it becomes visible. The high concentration of electricity produces a sound reminiscent of many birds chirping, hence the name.[4] Once the technique is completed, the user charges forward and thrusts the Chidori into the target. This produces heavy amounts of damage that is usually fatal. This technique is classified as an assassination technique because of the speed at which it is performed, despite the loud noise it produces.[4]

As shown against Killer B, Chidori can also be used to simply give the opponent a large electrical shock without impaling them.[5]

Drawbacks Edit

This technique has a major drawback, however. The speed at which the attack must be done, combined with the fact that the user must run in a straight line, causes a tunnel vision-like effect for the user. This allows the enemy to easily counter the attack, making it a potentially lethal move for the user. Though this drawback would seem to make learning the technique fairly pointless, Sasuke and Kakashi are able to avoid the drawback because of their Sharingan, which takes in every detail, regardless of how fast the user is moving.[6]

As an additional drawback, the large amount of chakra required limits the number of times this technique can be performed per day. In Part I, Sasuke can only use it twice a day (under his own power)[7] and Kakashi can use it four times,[8] though their limits have been shown to have increased to an unspecified level in Part II. Should the user attempt to go beyond their limit, all of their chakra will be drained and their very life force could go along with it.[9]

An additional problem, though not necessarily a debilitating one, is the fact that the large amount of chakra can also injure the user's hand if they put too much force into the attack. In Part I, Sasuke does this when confronting his brother Itachi, causing some of the skin to peel from his hand and leaving it slightly smouldering after the attack was finished.[10]

Use and Improvement Edit

Originally, when Kakashi invented the Chidori, he suffered the drawback of the technique being a straight-line attack, which prompted Minato Namikaze to tell him not to use it, as the risk is too dangerous, and the technique would be rendered useless as the targets could simply evade or easily counter it.[11] However, after acquiring the Sharingan from his friend, Obito Uchiha, Kakashi has eliminated the drawback, as he can predict the opponents' movements and aim at them much easier, making it rather difficult for the enemy to evade the attack.[12] Sometime after mastering the Chidori, Kakashi improved it into a far more powerful version, the Lightning Cutter, which he uses more often than the Chidori itself.[13] The Lightning Cutter is powerful enough to drive a hole through the chest of a person struck by it, as seen when Haku protected Zabuza from Kakashi.

Kakashi taught Sasuke the Chidori as a means to persuade him not to use the Cursed Seal of Heaven as well as to forfeit his desires for revenge. He also emphasised that the Chidori was a blade to protect his friends.[14][15] However, Sasuke has warped it into a blade to sever those bonds in his desire for power and vengeance. In Part II, Sasuke has mastered the principles of lightning manipulation and developed a number of other Lightning Release techniques, most of which are derived from the Chidori. Sasuke can also transmit his Chidori through weapons as he does with both his sword and with his fūma shuriken.

After attaining half of the Sage of Six Path's power, Sasuke was able to enhance his Chidori into a form capable of piercing Madara Uchiha while a jinchūriki of the Shinju.[16]

Cursed Seal of Heaven's Influence Edit

Flapping Chidori HD

Sasuke preparing the Flapping Chidori.

Sasuke has shown that by forcing more chakra from the Cursed Seal of Heaven, he can use an additional Chidori after reaching his daily limit. Despite the significant power gained from the Cursed Seal's influence this Chidori, identified as Flapping Chidori (羽撃く千鳥, Habataku Chidori; English TV "Black Chidori"; Literally meaning "Flapping One Thousand Birds"),[17] is essentially the same technique. Rather than the bright hues and chirping noises that are normally associated with the Chidori, this particular variant emanates a dark gleam along with the distinct sound of flapping wings.[18] Sasuke has not been seen using this form of the technique since his fight with Naruto at the Valley of the End, and it is presumed that the ability to do so was lost along with his Cursed Seal during his battle with Itachi. In the first Ultimate Ninja Storm game, it is referred to as "Chidori Lament" and in the Path of the Ninja 2 game, it is referred to as "Dark Chidori".

Six Paths Influence Edit

Rikudo no Jutsu Chidori

Sasuke's Chidori after infusing it with Yin Release.

Upon gaining the Rinnegan and half of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki's chakra, Sasuke was able to empower his Chidori by infusing it with Yin Release. Doing so, Sasuke is able to effectively combat Madara Uchiha in his Ten-Tails' jinchūriki form, even having enough power to cut him in half .[19]

Trivia Edit

  • The name Chidori comes from a story about famous samurai Tachibana Dōsetsu (立花道雪, Tachibana Dōsetsu) (22 April 1513–2 November 1585). Tachibana was in possession of a famous sword called Chidori (千鳥; Literally meaning "A Thousand Birds"). One day, while he was still a young man, he was taking shelter under a tree, as it was raining. Suddenly, a bolt of lightning struck him. However, Tachibana used his Chidori to cut the Thunder God inside the lightning bolt, allowing him to survive. After this incident, he renamed his Chidori to Raikiri (雷切; Literally meaning "Lightning Cutter").
  • In the anime, Chidori looks like a white, sphere-shaped amount of electricity that emits small lights that surround the palm. In the manga, it has no form. It is just a coverage of electricity all over the hand. Starting from the Part II of the anime, the appearance of Sasuke's Chidori changes to resemble the one in the manga.
  • "Chidori" (千鳥) can also be translated to "plover".
  • In Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3, if the player customises a few characters (such as Naruto), they will be able to use this technique.
  • In the Naruto Illustration Book, one image depicts Sasuke extending a Chidori from his hand to cover multiple thrown kunai.

See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. First Databook, page 209
  2. Naruto episode 134
  3. Naruto episode 67
  4. 4.0 4.1 Naruto chapter 113, page 15
  5. Naruto chapter 412, pages 13-14
  6. Naruto chapter 128, page 10
  7. Naruto chapter 128, page 9
  8. Naruto chapter 128, page 11
  9. Naruto chapter 128, pages 11-12
  10. Naruto chapter 146, pages 13, 17
  11. Naruto chapter 240, page 14
  12. Naruto chapter 244
  13. Naruto chapter 114, page 3
  14. Naruto chapter 176, page 8
  15. Naruto chapter 177, page 8
  16. Naruto chapter 674, page 16
  17. Second Databook, page 51
  18. Naruto chapter 232, pages 11-13
  19. Naruto chapter 674

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