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Demonic Statue Chains
|Rōmaji||Mazō no Kusari|
|Literal English||Demonic Statue Chains|
|Other||Outer Path Chains, Cursed Seal Chains (呪印の鎖, Juin no Kusari)|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #326|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga and Game|
|Classification||Kekkei Genkai, Ninjutsu, Juinjutsu, Dōjutsu|
A technique derived from the Outer Path, which allows the user to manifest chakra chains to bind their target allowing the user to bend the ensnared target to their will. These chains are strong enough to bind several tailed beasts to a user, even remotely. Through the use of chakra receivers, the user can manifest the chains in other beings, binding a target to the user. These chains are also capable of binding anything that touches the chakra receiver, and according to the Five-Tails, it causes a great deal of pain.
Obito not only uses this method to control his Six Paths of Pain, but also the tailed beasts sealed within them, using just a single receiver embedded into the left side of the chest of each of the reincarnated jinchūriki. This also serves to bind the chakra of the tailed beasts, still bound to Obito via the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, to the jinchūriki, allowing them to use their abilities, while also permitting Obito to quickly reseal them inside the statue should his control over them be broken.
When used by Madara, the chains had a dragon head-shaped tip and could be separated and connected again in order to avoid being intercepted.