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|Manga||Volume #41, Chapter #376|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #127|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3|
|OVA||Naruto x UT|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game|
This shinobi was a Takigakure shinobi that Jiraiya encountered during his journey to find his disciple. He was later killed and his corpse used by Nagato to channel the power of the Human Path in his Six Paths of Pain.
In the anime, while alive, he was shown to have been a level-headed ninja who believed that all he could do to try and achieve peace was to teach the next generation to survive the battles with other ninja until it came.
He was a tall, slender man with long, pale-blue hair that parted at his shoulders, green eyes and a pale complexion. He wore a blue suit underneath a dark-blue Takigakure flak jacket and his village's forehead protector.
When his corpse was used as the Human Path, like all of the Six Paths, his long hair was dyed orange and had multiple piercings, including a diagonal bar through its nose, two circular studs in a vertical row on each of its cheeks, two studs placed horizontally on its chin, and a stud on each of its shoulders near its neck. The diagonal nose piercing makes it the only Pain with asymmetrical facial piercings. He also possessed Nagato's Rinnegan.
Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant
The Human Path was first summoned during Pain's fight with Jiraiya. It was quickly blinded, however, by a powerful kick from Jiraiya. It was later trapped in a bound by genjutsu and seemingly dispatched. When the other three of the Six Paths of Pain arrive, the Human Path is freed and all six attack Jiraiya which culminates in the latter's death.
Main article: Six-Tails Unleashed In the anime, the Human Path uses a chakra receiver to grab one of the Six-Tails' jinchūriki's tails to immobilise and capture him. This fails and the Human Path is neutralised by the Six-Tails' physical attacks. It is later later restored by the Naraka Path's King of Hell after the Six-Tails' capture.
The Human Path is later seen during the invasion orchestrated by Nagato. It is delegated the task of reconnaissance and when summoned into the village, begins extracting information from the villagers with its ability. It later teams up with the Animal Path and infiltrates the Konohagakure Intelligence Division where it follows a group of shinobi that escape from the division. Ambushing them, it is able to extract information from Shizune on the whereabouts of Naruto Uzumaki, killing her in the process. Later when Naruto returns to the village, the Human Path is destroyed by his Wind Release: Rasenshuriken which obliterates it completely after it is sacrificed to save the Animal Path.