Killing Intent

Orochimaru's killing intent, experienced by Sakura Haruno and Sasuke Uchiha.

Killing intent (殺気, Sakki, English TV: Murderous Intent) is simply the user exuding pure killing intention, and having it affect their opponent, themselves, and others around them,[1] up to the point of paralysing them with fear. When the killing intent is particularly strong, it can even give the victim visions of their own gruesome death. This can cause killing intent to be confused with a genjutsu, despite it not being a technique at all.


  • Sakki (殺気) can also be translated to "thirst for blood".
  • In Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison, Satori is capable of reading killing intent of its opponents, allowing it to instinctively dodge such attacks.


  1. Naruto chapter 12