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The '''Eight Gates''' are eight specific points on a person's [[Chakra Pathway System]]. They limit the overall flow of chakra within a person's body. The basis for the idea of the chakra gates comes from the body's limits on the functions within it. This makes the body much weaker, but it keeps the body from expiring too soon. By undergoing intense training, one can learn how to open these gates allowing the user to surpass their own physical limits at the cost of extreme damage to their own body.
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The '''Eight Gates''' are eight specific tenketsu on a person's [[Chakra Pathway System]]. They limit the overall flow of chakra within a person's body. The basis for the idea of the chakra gates comes from the body's limits on the functions within it. This makes the body much weaker, but it keeps the body from expiring too soon. By undergoing intense training, one can learn how to open these gates allowing the user to surpass their own physical limits at the cost of extreme damage to their own body.
   
[[Rock Lee]] has demonstrated the ability to open at least the first five gates. [[Might Guy]], who taught Lee the skill, is able to open all eight. [[Kakashi]] can open at least one gate, as shown during Kakashi's [[Cliff Climbing Practice|one-handed rock climbing]] where a shot of his brain shows the relevant point activating,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 93, pages 8-9</ref> as well as in his usage of the [[Front Lotus]] in the anime.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 3</ref><ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 85</ref> Opening the gates is a difficult feat even for the most talented ninja, and Kakashi was surprised to find out that at that time, a 13-years old Lee could open as many as five of them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 85, page 5</ref>
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== Usage ==
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At age 17, [[Rock Lee]] has demonstrated the ability to open the first six gates.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 669, page 8</ref> [[Might Guy]], who taught Lee the skill, is able to open all eight. [[Kakashi]] can open at least one gate, as shown during Kakashi's [[Cliff Climbing Practice|one-handed rock climbing]] where a shot of his brain shows the relevant point activating,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 93, pages 8-9</ref> as well as in his usage of the [[Front Lotus]] in the anime.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 3</ref><ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 85</ref> Opening the gates is a difficult feat even for the most talented ninja, as Kakashi, a talented ninja himself, was surprised to find out that at that time, a 13-year old Lee could open as many as five of them.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 85, page 5</ref>
   
The state of having all Eight Gates open is known as {{translation|"Eight Gates Released Formation"|八門遁甲の陣|Hachimon Tonkō no Jin|engtv=Eight Inner Gates Formation}}. Any shinobi who activates this state will temporarily gain powers greater than a [[Kage]], but they will die because of the damage done to their body. Due to the immense amount of chakra flooding the body all at once, drastic changes can occur upon the user's body. The most common of these changes are the darkening of the skin, eruption of veins around the temples, the eyes turning completely white and green chakra flowing around their entire body, though this is not always the case.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 567, pages 11-13</ref> The user's voice also becomes deeper for the duration of the release.
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[[File:Gai's_Eighth_Gate.png|thumb|left|The Eight Gates Released Formation.]]
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The state of having all Eight Gates open is known as {{translation|"Eight Gates Released Formation"|八門遁甲の陣|Hachimon Tonkō no Jin|engtv=Eight Inner Gates Formation}}. Any shinobi who activates this state will temporarily gain powers a hundred times greater than their normal self, but will die because of the damage done to their body. This was seen when Might Guy opened all eight gates and was able to fight on par with and gradually overwhelm [[Madara Uchiha]] as the [[Ten-Tails]]' [[jinchūriki]], much to the latter's excitement, who went as far as to compare it to his final battle with [[Hashirama Senju]] at the [[Valley of the End]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 669, page 19</ref> Due to the immense amount of chakra flooding the body all at once, drastic changes can occur upon the user's body. The most common of these changes are the changes to skin colour, eruption of veins around the temples, and the eyes turning completely white. The green aura surrounding the user could be easily mistaken as chakra as in Kisame's case when fighting Guy. Guy corrected this misconception explaining that the green substance surrounding him is his sweat evaporating at a rapid rate, due to the intense rise in body temperature of the user.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 507, page 7</ref>
   
 
== Gates ==
 
== Gates ==
 
[[File:Chakra Gates.JPG|thumb|right|The Eight Gates.]]
 
[[File:Chakra Gates.JPG|thumb|right|The Eight Gates.]]
# The {{translation|'''Gate of Opening'''|開門|Kaimon}}, located in the brain. This gate removes the restraints of the brain on the muscles so 100% of their strength can be used whereas normally, a person can only use 20% of their muscles' strength to keep them from disintegrating. Unlocking this gate allows the user to use the [[Front Lotus]].
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of Opening'''|開門|Kaimon}}, located in the brain, removes the restraints of the brain on the muscles so 100% of the user's strength can be used whereas normally, a person can only use 20% of their muscles' strength to keep them from disintegrating. Unlocking this gate allows the user to use the [[Front Lotus]].
# The {{translation|'''Gate of Healing'''|休門|Kyūmon|engtv=The Gate of Rest}}, located in the brain. Forcibly increases one's physical strength and temporarily re-energises the body.
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of Healing'''|休門|Kyūmon|engtv=The Gate of Rest}}, located in the brain, forcibly increases the user's physical strength and temporarily re-energises the body.
# The {{translation|'''Gate of Life'''|生門|Seimon}}, located on the spinal cord. Allows the user to use the [[Reverse Lotus]]. The increased blood flow turns the skin red.
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of Life'''|生門|Seimon}}, located on the spinal cord, allows the user to use the [[Reverse Lotus]]. The increased blood flow turns the skin red.
# The {{translation|'''Gate of Pain'''|傷門|Shōmon}}, located on the spinal cord. Increases the user's speed and power. May cause muscle tissue to tear on use.
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of Pain'''|傷門|Shōmon}}, located on the spinal cord, increases the user's speed and power. May cause muscle tissue to tear on use.
# The {{translation|'''Gate of Limit'''|杜門|Tomon|engtv=The Gate of Closing}}, located in the abdomen. Increases the user's speed and power.
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of Limit'''|杜門|Tomon|engtv=The Gate of Closing}}, located in the abdomen, increases the user's speed and power.
# The {{translation|'''Gate of View'''|景門 |Keimon|engtv=The Gate of Joy}}, located in the stomach. Increases the user's speed and power. Allows the user to perform the [[Morning Peacock]]. Opening of this gate releases such enormous amounts of chakra that it can cause nearby water bodies to form a vortex around the user.
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of View'''|景門 |Keimon|engtv=The Gate of Joy}}, located in the stomach, increases the user's speed and power. Opening of this gate releases such enormous amounts of energy that it can cause nearby water bodies to form a vortex around the user. Once opened, capable users can perform the [[Morning Peacock]].
# The {{translation|'''Gate of Wonder'''|驚門|Kyōmon|engtv=The Gate of Shock}}, located below the stomach. Further increases the user's speed and power. Allows the user to perform the [[Daytime Tiger]]. Those who open this gate will pour glowing green sweat from every inch of their body, blue in the anime, which immediately evaporates from their own heat energy, creating an aura which people would mistake as a chakra coating. Unfortunately, the side effects of opening the gate are that the user's muscle fibres are ripped to shreds, causing intense pain if anything or anyone touches them.
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of Wonder'''|驚門|Kyōmon|engtv=The Gate of Shock}}, located below the stomach, further increases the user's speed and power. Only after this gate is activated, can a capable user perform the [[Daytime Tiger]]. Those who open this gate will secrete glowing green — blue in the anime — sweat from every inch of their body which immediately evaporates from their own heat energy, creating an aura which people mistake as a chakra coating. Unfortunately, the side effects of opening the gate are that the user's muscle fibres are ripped to shreds, causing intense pain if anything or anyone touches them.
# The {{translation|'''Gate of Death'''|死門|Shimon}}, located at the heart. Releasing this gate uses up all of the body's energy. It makes the heart pump at maximum power and exceeds the power of every other gate. Opening this gate gives the user power that is even beyond the five Kage, but comes at the expense of the user's life shortly after.
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# The {{translation|'''Gate of Death'''|死門|Shimon}}, located at the heart, requires the user to puncture their chest just above the heart in order to open it. Opening this gate will cause the user's blood to emanate a flaming aura of red steam from all pores of their body, hair, and eyebrows. Releasing this gate uses up all of the body's energy while making the heart pump at maximum power. Exceeding the power of every other gate, the user is granted approximately a hundred times their normal power, far beyond that of the five Kage, but comes at the expense of their life. Once activated, those who are capable can perform the [[Evening Elephant]] and the [[Night Guy]]. Under regular circumstances, the effects of opening all Eight Gates will cause the user to crumble to ash, having virtually cooked themselves from the inside-out.
   
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
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* [[Antlion Ninja Arts: Ephemeral]]
 
* [[Pressure Points of Harm and Death]]
 
* [[Pressure Points of Harm and Death]]
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden 2: Bonds]]'', [[Shinnō]] managed to use [[Body Revival Technique|a technique]] that allowed him to open all eight gates without any drawbacks.
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* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden 2: Bonds]]'', Shinnō managed to use a [[Body Revival Technique|technique]] that allowed him to open all eight gates without any drawbacks.
* In ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2]]'' and ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3]]'', [[Neji Hyūga]] uses a technique called [[Last Resort: Eight Gates Bombardment]] to specifically block access to the Eight Gates.
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* Thanks to [[Naruto Uzumaki]]'s assistance with the [[Six Paths Yang Power]] obtained from [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]], [[Might Guy]] was able to survive the after-effects of accessing all Eight Gates.
* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2]]'', when Might Guy activates his awakening, he mistakenly says "Eighth Gate of Joy!", instead of "Sixth Gate of Joy!"
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* In ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2]]'' and ''[[Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3]]'', [[Neji Hyūga]] uses a technique called [[Last Resort: Eight Gates Crumbling Attack]] to specifically block access to the Eight Gates.
* In several video games, Rock Lee can unlock the sixth and seventh gates, despite the fact that in the manga and anime he can only unlock the first five gates.
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* In ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2]]'', when Might Guy activates his sixth gate, he mistakenly says "Eighth Gate of Joy!", instead of "Sixth Gate of Joy!"
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* In several video games, Rock Lee can unlock the seventh gate, despite the fact in the actual storyline, he was only shown capable of unlocking the first five gates that at the time.
   
 
== References ==
 
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Eight Gates

Eight Gates-Rock Lee
Name
Kanji 八門
Rōmaji Hachimon
Literal English Eight Gates
English TV The Eight Inner Gates
Debut
Manga Chapter #85
Anime Naruto Episode #49
Movie Naruto: Shippūden the Movie
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game and Movie
Data
Classification Kinjutsu
Derived jutsu

Users

The Eight Gates are eight specific tenketsu on a person's Chakra Pathway System. They limit the overall flow of chakra within a person's body. The basis for the idea of the chakra gates comes from the body's limits on the functions within it. This makes the body much weaker, but it keeps the body from expiring too soon. By undergoing intense training, one can learn how to open these gates allowing the user to surpass their own physical limits at the cost of extreme damage to their own body.

Usage Edit

At age 17, Rock Lee has demonstrated the ability to open the first six gates.[1] Might Guy, who taught Lee the skill, is able to open all eight. Kakashi can open at least one gate, as shown during Kakashi's one-handed rock climbing where a shot of his brain shows the relevant point activating,[2] as well as in his usage of the Front Lotus in the anime.[3][4] Opening the gates is a difficult feat even for the most talented ninja, as Kakashi, a talented ninja himself, was surprised to find out that at that time, a 13-year old Lee could open as many as five of them.[5]

Gai's Eighth Gate

The Eight Gates Released Formation.

The state of having all Eight Gates open is known as "Eight Gates Released Formation" (八門遁甲の陣, Hachimon Tonkō no Jin; English TV "Eight Inner Gates Formation"). Any shinobi who activates this state will temporarily gain powers a hundred times greater than their normal self, but will die because of the damage done to their body. This was seen when Might Guy opened all eight gates and was able to fight on par with and gradually overwhelm Madara Uchiha as the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, much to the latter's excitement, who went as far as to compare it to his final battle with Hashirama Senju at the Valley of the End.[6] Due to the immense amount of chakra flooding the body all at once, drastic changes can occur upon the user's body. The most common of these changes are the changes to skin colour, eruption of veins around the temples, and the eyes turning completely white. The green aura surrounding the user could be easily mistaken as chakra as in Kisame's case when fighting Guy. Guy corrected this misconception explaining that the green substance surrounding him is his sweat evaporating at a rapid rate, due to the intense rise in body temperature of the user.[7]

Gates Edit

Chakra Gates

The Eight Gates.

  1. The Gate of Opening (開門, Kaimon), located in the brain, removes the restraints of the brain on the muscles so 100% of the user's strength can be used whereas normally, a person can only use 20% of their muscles' strength to keep them from disintegrating. Unlocking this gate allows the user to use the Front Lotus.
  2. The Gate of Healing (休門, Kyūmon; English TV "The Gate of Rest"), located in the brain, forcibly increases the user's physical strength and temporarily re-energises the body.
  3. The Gate of Life (生門, Seimon), located on the spinal cord, allows the user to use the Reverse Lotus. The increased blood flow turns the skin red.
  4. The Gate of Pain (傷門, Shōmon), located on the spinal cord, increases the user's speed and power. May cause muscle tissue to tear on use.
  5. The Gate of Limit (杜門, Tomon; English TV "The Gate of Closing"), located in the abdomen, increases the user's speed and power.
  6. The Gate of View (景門, Keimon; English TV "The Gate of Joy"), located in the stomach, increases the user's speed and power. Opening of this gate releases such enormous amounts of energy that it can cause nearby water bodies to form a vortex around the user. Once opened, capable users can perform the Morning Peacock.
  7. The Gate of Wonder (驚門, Kyōmon; English TV "The Gate of Shock"), located below the stomach, further increases the user's speed and power. Only after this gate is activated, can a capable user perform the Daytime Tiger. Those who open this gate will secrete glowing green — blue in the anime — sweat from every inch of their body which immediately evaporates from their own heat energy, creating an aura which people mistake as a chakra coating. Unfortunately, the side effects of opening the gate are that the user's muscle fibres are ripped to shreds, causing intense pain if anything or anyone touches them.
  8. The Gate of Death (死門, Shimon), located at the heart, requires the user to puncture their chest just above the heart in order to open it. Opening this gate will cause the user's blood to emanate a flaming aura of red steam from all pores of their body, hair, and eyebrows. Releasing this gate uses up all of the body's energy while making the heart pump at maximum power. Exceeding the power of every other gate, the user is granted approximately a hundred times their normal power, far beyond that of the five Kage, but comes at the expense of their life. Once activated, those who are capable can perform the Evening Elephant and the Night Guy. Under regular circumstances, the effects of opening all Eight Gates will cause the user to crumble to ash, having virtually cooked themselves from the inside-out.

See Also Edit

Trivia Edit

References Edit

  1. Naruto chapter 669, page 8
  2. Naruto chapter 93, pages 8-9
  3. Naruto: Shippūden episode 3
  4. Naruto: Shippūden episode 85
  5. Naruto chapter 85, page 5
  6. Naruto chapter 669, page 19
  7. Naruto chapter 507, page 7
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