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|Morning Peacock |
|Manga||Volume #29, Naruto Chapter #258|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #15|
|Game||Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga, Game|
The Morning Peacock is a certain-kill taijutsu born from the philosophy of Might Guy. The principle of this taijutsu is to rapidly increase the body's abilities by opening up to and including the sixth of the Eight Gates, and then to strike the enemy down with countless punches.
The technique is started by kicking the enemy into the air, which for most would be an instant kill. The user then jumps into the air in a distinctive stance and begins punching the enemy repeatedly. The punches are so fast, they are set ablaze by sheer speed and friction which in turn creates a peacock-like fan of flames around the opponent. Once the attack is finished, the enemy will be sent crashing back to the ground, covered with the attack's aura. The technique is also strong enough to briefly stun a tailed beast as strong as Saiken.
- In Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth Full Power Ninja Chronicles, Rock Lee used his version of this move called Morning Gorilla (朝ゴリラ, Asa Gorira). In the anime, Lee used his different version of this move called Morning Chicken (朝鶏, Asa Niwatori).
- This move can also be performed without the initial kick.
- Should the opponent be out of range or too vast in numbers, it may also be used from a distance.