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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, up to the point of paralysing them with fear.[1] When the killing intent is particularly strong, it can even give the victim visions of their own gruesome death.[2] This can cause killing intent to be confused with a genjutsu, despite it not being a technique at all.

Trivia

  • 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.

References

  1. Naruto chapter 12, pages 10-13
  2. Naruto chapter 47, pages 6-9