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|kanji=九尾チャクラモード
 
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|romaji=Kyūbi Chakura Mōdo
 
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|literal english=Nine-Tails Chakra Mode
 
|literal english=Nine-Tails Chakra Mode
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|other names={{translation|Kurama Chakra Mode|九喇嘛チャクラモード|Kurama Chakura Mōdo}},<ref name="d5"/> {{translation|Tailed Beast Chakra Mode|尾獣チャクラモード|Bijū Chakura Mōdo}}<ref>Chapter 519, page 9</ref>
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|users=Kurama, Minato Namikaze, Naruto Uzumaki, Menma Namikaze~anime
 
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|debut anime=247
 
|debut anime=247
 
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|game debut=Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
 
|game debut=Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
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<section begin=summary/>'''Nine-Tails Chakra Mode'''<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 538, page 1</ref> is a heightened <noinclude>[[Jinchūriki Forms|</noinclude>transformation<noinclude>]]</noinclude> unique to those with [[Kurama]]'s chakra sealed into them. [[Naruto Uzumaki]], as the Nine-Tails' [[jinchūriki]], is able to enter the form using the beast's [[Yang]] chakra. [[Minato Namikaze]], having sealed the beast's [[Yin]] chakra into his body immediately before his death, has been able to access the form once [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]].<section end=summary/>
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<section begin=summary/>[[Jinchūriki]] of the [[Nine-Tails]] are able to use several unique [[Jinchūriki Forms|transformation]]s, the simplest of which is called the '''Nine-Tails Chakra Mode'''.<ref>Chapter 538, page 1</ref><section end=summary/>
   
== Appearance ==
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== Attributes ==
[[File:Minato Tailed Beast Mode.PNG|thumb|left|Minato's form while using the Nine-Tails' Yin chakra.]]
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The Nine-Tails Chakra Mode and its related forms coat the user's body in yellow [[chakra]], which emanates from them reminiscent of flickering flames;<ref>Chapter 499, pages 12-15</ref><ref name="c505">Chapter 505</ref> in the anime, [[Minato Namikaze]]'s is also surrounded by a slight dark aura.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 374</ref> The form's design differs between users and can even change over time,<ref name="d5">[[Retsu no Sho]], page 11</ref> but certain features are consistent across all forms: two horns on their head, six [[magatama]] markings around their neck, some sort of prominent design over their stomach (either a kind of circle or a swirl similar to the [[Uzumaki clan]]'s symbol), and various other lines extending along their body.
While this mode is active, Naruto gains a chakra shroud with six [[wikipedia:magatama|magatama]] around his neck and two distinctive pieces of hair-like horns resembling the [[Sage of the Six Paths]]' silhouette along with a swirl design that resembles the [[Uzumaki clan]]'s symbol. Naruto's chakra shroud is also covered by various other black lines and spiral patterns, which expand further along his body in certain situations.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 520, page 1</ref> At times, Naruto's shroud gains the additional seals that appear on his hands while in Tailed Beast Mode.<ref name="ch628">''Naruto'' chapter 628</ref> The colour of his eyes changes from blue to orange when he is in this form and while the demon fox shroud is red and releases chakra as acidic bubbles, this form's shroud is yellow and releases chakra as flickering flames.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 499, pages 12-15</ref><ref name="c505">''Naruto'' chapter 505</ref> While in this form Naruto's chakra signature and smell are different as noted by [[Neji]] and [[Kiba]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 559, page 4</ref>
 
   
When used by Minato, this mode holds resemblance to something in between both of Naruto's two shrouds; while predominately looking like Naruto's Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, Minato's shroud has additional seals on his hands and feet as well an additional magatama design that appears on his collar, causing it to resemble Naruto's shroud in Tailed Beast Mode. When Minato first entered this mode, the bangs at the sides of his face went upwards as well.<ref name="ch631">''Naruto'' chapter 631</ref>
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Like all jinchūriki transformations, the user's physical abilities are enhanced while the mode is active, with greater enhancements coming from using more of the Nine-Tails' chakra. While using just the base Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, [[Naruto Uzumaki]] is strong enough to defeat members of the [[White Zetsu Army]] with a single kick<ref>Chapter 545, page 11</ref> and fast enough to dodge the [[Fourth Raikage]] using his [[Lightning Release: Body Flicker Technique]].<ref>Chapter 544, page 11-12</ref> The chakra that surrounds the user also helps to protect them from damage, allowing them to take [[lava]] and [[boil]]-based attacks and suffer only minor injuries.<ref>Chapter 565, pages 11-13</ref> Naruto is even able survive [[Tenpenchii]] because of his protective cloak, though the cloak itself is lost in the process.<ref>Chapter 629, page 4</ref> The user's scent and chakra signature also change.<ref>Chapter 559, page 4</ref>
   
==Attributes==
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From the chakra that surrounds them, users are able to produce [[chakra arms]] as a way to interact with their surroundings or improve their manoeuvreability. Naruto primarily uses the arms to help him form the [[Rasengan]] and its variants, having the arms assist with the [[shape]] or [[nature transformation]] that he usually relies on [[shadow clone]]s for.<ref>Chapter 551, pages 13-15</ref>
As with all jinchūriki transformations, the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode gives the user increased strength, speed, and defences. Nine-Tails Chakra Mode's increases are noticeably superior: Naruto becomes strong enough to push a fully formed [[Tailed Beast Ball]] through a [[Thirty-Six Layer Self-Repairing Barrier|multiple layered barrier]] with just one arm,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 536, pages 8-11</ref> neutralise [[White Zetsu]] with a single kick despite their durability,<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 545, page 11</ref> and, in collaboration with B in his [[Tailed Beast Mode|full Eight-Tails form]], he could also knock down Tobi's [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]] with an uppercut.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 592, page 7</ref> Naruto's speed is so great in this form that [[Killer B]] even had trouble determining if he had used the [[Body Flicker Technique]] when attacking [[Kisame]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 505, page 12</ref> he could even surpass the speed of a [[Lightning Release Armour|fully charged]] [[A]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 544, page 11-12</ref> as well as blitz the extremely fast Third Raikage before the shinobi had any chance to react.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 554, page 4</ref> Naruto's durability is also very high in this form, so high in fact, that he was able to endure [[Lava Release Armour|extreme heat]] with only minor burns.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 565, pages 11-12</ref> He could even withstand the [[Tenpenchii]] technique in this form and while the shroud was completely destroyed after this, he only suffered minor physical wounds.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 629, page 4</ref>
 
   
Naruto is able to use [[chakra arms]] while in Nine-Tails Chakra Mode. Like other jinchūriki he can use the arms to improve his dexterity and manoeuvrability, granting him increased means of interacting with his environment and his opponents. More unique to Naruto, he uses the arms as substitutes for [[shadow clone]]s in his creation of various [[Rasengan]]-variants. Instead of needing a shadow clone to help him with [[shape transformation]], he can do both with just one hand, either his own or the hands of his chakra arms.<ref name="c567">''Naruto'' chapter 567</ref> He still needs more than one hand for the [[nature transformation]] of the [[Rasenshuriken]], but this also is accomplished without shadow clones. Once the Rasengan-variants are formed, Naruto can then use the chakra arms to deliver them across long distances or, in the case of Rasenshuriken, guide them to their target.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 554, page 1</ref> Initially, Naruto tried to create a technique related to the Tailed Beast Ball: the [[Tailed Beast Rasengan]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 520, pages 1-5</ref> However, he later develops a more effective version of this technique: the [[Super Mini-Tailed Beast Ball]], which is basically a miniature Tailed Beast Ball that he's able to control with the help of a shadow clone.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 595, pages 4-6</ref>
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== Forms ==
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=== Nine-Tails Chakra Mode ===
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Naruto's Nine-tails chakra mode.png|Naruto's Yang Nine-Tails Chakra Mode.
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Minato's nine-tails chakra mode.png|Minato's Yin Nine-Tails Chakra Mode.
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While using Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, users' eyes become orange but their pupils remain the same. Like previous jinchūriki of the Nine-Tails, Naruto is able to sense negative emotions while he's in this form,<ref>Chapter 534, pages 13-14</ref> seemingly regardless of distance<ref>Chapter 631</ref> or obstructions.<ref>Chapter 529, page 1</ref> He also exudes a powerful life force while the mode is active, causing [[wood]] constructs to quickly mature into full-grown trees when he's nearby<ref name="c505"/> and White Zetsus to become trees when he contacts them.<ref>Chapter 545, page 14</ref>
   
Like his predecessor, [[Mito Uzumaki]], Naruto gains Kurama's ability to [[Negative Emotions Sensing|sense negative emotions]], something that not even the best [[sensor]]-type ninja can do.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 534, pages 13-14</ref> In addition, he is capable of sensing Kurama's chakra signature, even while he was inside a [[Tailed Beast Temple|chakra isolation chamber]] within the [[Falls of Truth]];<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 529, page 1</ref> as well as the ability to sense other chakra signatures from great distances.<ref name="ch631"/> Due to having Kurama's [[Yang]] chakra in this form, [[Wood Release]] techniques will react to the chakra's life-giving properties and mature into full-grown trees within a matter of seconds, either by contact or close range.<ref name="c505"/><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 545, page 14</ref>
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[[File:NTCM Risks.png|thumb|left|The initial risk of Naruto using Nine-Tails Chakra Mode.]]
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Despite the passive abilities and enhancements he gains, Naruto's use of the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode is initially marked by limitations due to the Nine-Tails refusing to cooperate with him. This prevents him from using [[Tailed Beast Ball]]s while in this form,<ref>Chapter 520, pages 1-5</ref> though he is eventually able to create [[Super Mini-Tailed Beast Ball|miniature versions]].<ref>Chapter 595, pages 4-6</ref> Because Naruto "shelves" his own chakra in this form and instead draws on the Nine-Tails', his early uses of it come with a risk that the Nine-Tails will take that shelved chakra, resulting in Naruto's death. Naruto must therefore be conservative of how long he uses the form for and how many shadow clones he creates, as doing too much only increases the risk.<ref>Chapter 519, pages 10-11</ref> The Nine-Tails eventually stops trying to take Naruto's chakra,<ref>Chapter 567, page 18</ref> and soon after that starts cooperating, removing these limitations.<ref>Chapter 570, page 10-15</ref>
   
[[File:NTCM Risks.png|thumb|left|The risks involved in the usage of Nine-Tails Chakra Mode.]]
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=== Kurama Mode ===
Using Nine-Tails Chakra Mode was initially a risk as Naruto had to temporarily "shelve" his own chakra in order to use Kurama's, which allowed the fox to automatically drain Naruto's. If Kurama managed to take all of Naruto's chakra, Naruto would die. Shadow clones provided an additional risk, as Kurama would absorb every portion of Naruto's chakra even faster for each clone he made. Moreover, Naruto also had to be careful about the amount of time he spent in this mode as there was a limit to how much chakra Naruto managed to pull away from Kurama.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 519, pages 10-11</ref> Despite these risks, once involving himself in the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]], Naruto deployed several shadow clones while he was in this mode and even managed to remain in the form for an entire night. The [[Eight-Tails]] says this is because at some point Kurama had purposely stopped taking Naruto's chakra.<ref name="c567"/> After Naruto forms a friendship with Kurama these handicaps no longer apply.
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Naruto's Kurama Mode.png|Naruto's Kurama Mode during the Fourth Shinobi World War.
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Naruto Chakra Mode the Last.png|Naruto's Kurama Mode in ''The Last: Naruto the Movie''.
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Once Naruto learns the Nine-Tails' name - Kurama - their hearts synchronize and Naruto becomes able to enter what is referred to as {{translation|"Kurama Mode"|九喇嘛モード|Kurama Mōdo}}.<ref name="d4">Fourth Databook, page 250</ref> His pupils becomes slitted, the whisker-like markings on his face become thicker to resemble the [[Wikipedia:Bagua|☰ trigram]], and the chakra shroud's shape alters to resemble a full-length haori, similar to the one Minato usually wears.<ref name="ch571" /> For all intents and purposes, Kurama Mode is a completed version of Nine-Tails Chakra Mode: [[Tailed Beast Mode]] without the full transformation, meaning that Naruto is able to use Tailed Beast Balls.<ref name="d4"/> He can partially manifest parts of Kurama's body as needed, such as its head<ref>Chapter 598, pages 1-2, 6</ref> and tails.<ref>Chapter 600, pages 14-16</ref> In ''[[The Last: Naruto the Movie]]'', Naruto is shown isolating the Kurama Mode transformation to one hand.
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Naruto is able to [[Chakra Transfer Technique|transfer]] his and Kurama's chakra to others, granting them tailless [[version 1]]-like chakra shrouds that greatly enhance their techniques: [[Hinata Hyūga]], for example, is able to deflect one of the [[Ten-Tails]]' tails with a single [[Eight Trigrams Vacuum Palm]].<ref>Chapter 616, pages 10-11</ref> [[Kakashi Hatake]] states that the power and volume of the transferred chakra is even greater than when Kurama earlier directly handed chakra to him, which had improved his [[Kamui]] at least three-fold.<ref>Chapter 617, pages 3-4</ref> Despite Kurama's contribution, [[C]] claims the transferred chakra more closely resembles Naruto's own.<ref>Chapter 616, page 6</ref>
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=== Tailed Beast Mode ===
 
=== Tailed Beast Mode ===
[[File:Naruto's TBM1.png|thumb|Naruto's shroud in Tailed Beast Mode.]]
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{{Main|Tailed Beast Mode}}
All jinchūriki can enter [[Tailed Beast Mode]], which grants them all the strength and abilities of their corresponding tailed beast. However, where other jinchūriki become full-scale replicas of their tailed beast, Naruto and Minato enter a form very visually similar to the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode. For Naruto, the shroud parts down the middle and opens up into a full-length cloak (haori), revealing a black undergarment with three [[wikipedia:magatama|magatama]] on each side of his high collar. His seal's numerous swirl-patterns, which were located all over his body, open out into complete, dark circles. His eyes become red and slitted and his whisker-markings become much thicker, as they do in his early transformations.
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[[File:Naruto and Minato TBM.png|thumb|left|Minato and Naruto in Tailed Beast Mode.]]
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Naruto and Minato are able to create full-size replicas of Kurama. Whereas other jinchūriki's Tailed Beast Modes cause them to fully transform into their respective [[tailed beast]], Naruto and Minato's are only an alteration of their earlier chakra cloaks, made to resemble Kurama: the replicas are the same translucent orange color and have similar dark lines all across its body.<ref name="ch571">Chapter 571</ref> Minato is able to enter this form directly from Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, while Naruto must initially first enter Kurama Mode.<ref>Chapter 645, pages 6-9</ref> Naruto is initially limited to only using this form for five minutes because he hasn't perfected his bond with Kurama,<ref name="ch571"/> but with practice they extend this to eight minutes,<ref>Chapter 611, page 6</ref> and then again to some unspecified limit.
   
[[File:Partial Transformation Naruto.jpg|thumb|left|Naruto using partial transformation in his Tailed Beast Mode.]]
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While Tailed Beast Mode is active, Naruto and Minato hover within the construct's head. They can in fact allow others to enter the construct as well, extending its protection to them and allowing Kurama to heal their wounds and replenish their chakra.<ref name="ch610">Chapter 610, page 8</ref> Because it isn't a proper transformation, Naruto and Minato can still use their other [[jutsu]] from within this form, such as the [[Rasengan]] and [[Shadow Clone Technique]],<ref>Chapter 645, page 7</ref> and can even use the construct's tails as chakra arms.<ref>Chapter 572</ref> Kurama is able to speak through this replica and can be granted control of it;<ref name="ch610"/> in ''The Last: Naruto the Movie'', Naruto is shown manifesting the construct separately from himself, which he gives control of to Kurama.
Naruto's speed and strength are once more increased in this form, to the point where he was able to deflect five [[Tailed Beast Ball]]s by simply moving past them.<ref name="ch571"/> His ability to perform the Rasengan without a shadow clone remains. Additionally, he can transfer the Nine-Tails's chakra to others, granting them [[Version 1]]-like chakra shrouds that greatly increase the power of their techniques: [[Hinata Hyūga]] for example, was able to deflect one of the [[Shinju]]'s tail arms to the opposite side of the battlefield with a single [[Eight Trigrams Vacuum Palm]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 616, pages 10-11</ref> [[Kakashi Hatake]] estimated the transfer to be even greater than when [[Kurama]] performed it with him, which increased his [[Kamui]] three-fold.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 617, pages 3-4</ref> Naruto can remotely control each individual shroud, such as forming tails for his allies to deflect incoming projectiles.<ref name="ch628"/> Despite the Nine-Tails' contributions, the chakra produced more closely resembles Naruto's than Kurama's as noted by [[C]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 616, page 6</ref>
 
   
[[File:Minato and Naruto TBM.png|thumb|right|Naruto and Minato in Tailed Beast Mode, with the former using Sage Mode as well.]]
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== Senjutsu Influence ==
Naruto and Minato are able to become full-scale replicas of Kurama. However instead of the flesh-and-blood constructs the other jinchūriki creates, their Tailed Beast Modes are more energy-based. The Nine-Tails Chakra Mode enlarges into a tailed beast-cloak that recreates Kurama's overall form, while retaining the exact same seals that were previously present on Naruto and Minato's bodies. Both jinchūriki's eyes become slitted when entering this form.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 645, page 1</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 645, page 6</ref> As opposed to the normal nature of the chakra, it no longer burns those who touch it. It is also translucent, as Naruto and his father can be seen inside the replica's head for the duration of the transformation.<ref name="ch571">''Naruto'' chapter 571</ref><ref name="ch645">''Naruto'' chapter 645, page 7</ref> Appearance aside, both jinchiriki gain the usual advantages of Tailed Beast Mode, notably the ability to create [[Tailed Beast Shockwave|powerful shock-waves]] and perform [[Tailed Beast Ball]]s. As shown with Naruto, he can even use the tails of this form as chakra arms to interact with other large targets. Naruto can still perform some of his regular techniques in Tailed Beast Mode, such as the [[Shadow Clone Technique]],<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 572</ref> as well as the [[Rasengan]] on a much larger scale in conjunction with Minato.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 645, page 7</ref>
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[[File:TBM combines with SM.png|thumb|Naruto's combination of Kurama Mode and Sage Mode.]]
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Naruto can combine his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode and its various forms with [[Sage Mode]] to further enhance his abilities with the power of [[senjutsu]].<ref>Chapter 645, page 8</ref> His pupils become a combination of the two forms: the vertical fox-slits with the horizontal [[toad]]-slats. Naruto notes he can absorb [[natural energy]] more quickly than usual while in Kurama Mode.<ref>Chapter 645, pages 6-7</ref>
   
Naruto cannot maintain Tailed Beast Mode indefinitely because he and Kurama have not yet formed a perfect bond. They are improving: at first they could only last for five minutes,<ref name="ch571"/> but by the time of the [[Ten-Tails]]' revival they extend it to eight minutes.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 611, page 6</ref>
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=== Six Paths Sage Mode ===
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[[File:Six Paths Sage Mode.png|thumb|left|Naruto's Six Paths Sage Mode.]]
=== Sage Tailed Beast Mode ===
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[[File:Naruto's SM&BM.png|thumb|left|Naruto's combination of Tailed Beast and Sage Modes.]]
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Naruto retains the ability to enter Tailed Beast Mode,<ref name="c695">Chapter 695, page 5</ref> which the Six Paths Sage Chakra makes of a comparable strength to [[Sasuke Uchiha]]'s [[Complete Body — Susanoo]].<ref>Chapter 695</ref> Through the use of shadow clones, Naruto has shown the ability to combine three Kurama avatars into a single construct with three faces and six arms,<ref>Chapter 696, page 15</ref> which greatly resembles his ancestor [[Asura Ōtsutsuki]]'s own chakra avatar.<ref>Chapter 670, page 17</ref>
Naruto can also combine his Tailed Beast and [[Sage Mode]]s together to greatly enhance his abilities by infusing [[natural energy]] into the Kurama replica's attacks to make them stronger.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 645, page 8</ref> In this form, the markings around the shroud's eyes reflect those of Sage Mode, growing thicker and more rounded, as well.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 645, page 7</ref>
 
 
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* When first observing Naruto's enhanced chakra shroud while in Tailed Beast Mode from behind, [[Kakashi Hatake]] momentarily mistook Naruto for Minato.<ref name="ch571"/>
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* Prior to Naruto entering Kurama Mode for the first time, the markings on Naruto's chakra shroud would extend further along his arms and legs whenever he attempted to form the [[Tailed Beast Rasengan]], causing his cloak to briefly progress toward its complete form.<ref>Chapter 519, page 14</ref><ref>Chapter 520, page 1</ref><ref>[[The Great War Breaks Out! (volume)|Volume 55]] cover</ref>
* In the [[Chikara Arc]], despite the fact that Naruto had not yet subjugated the Nine-Tails' power, motivated by the [[Tonika Village]] orphans' plea to save [[Dokku]] and [[Shiseru]], Naruto temporarily assumed an incomplete version of the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode after breaking free from Kurama's influence. During his brief time in the form, Naruto was able to form an incomplete [[Tailed Beast Rasengan]] as well. He was also able to enter an imperfect version of the Tailed Beast Mode, in which his seal spread over his body, forming unique markings. Much like Tailed Beast Mode, Naruto's chakra manifested into a replica of Kurama, although it lacked legs and possessed only six tails. In addition to the shroud's tails, Naruto was capable of forming chakra arms to bind his opponents while in this state.<ref>''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 295</ref>
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* In the anime's [[Power (Arc)|Power arc]], Naruto temporarily assumes an incomplete version of the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode after breaking free from Kurama's influence. During his brief time in the form, Naruto is able to form an incomplete [[Tailed Beast Rasengan]], use chakra arms, and enter an imperfect version of the Tailed Beast Mode, although it lacked legs and possessed only six tails.
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* When Minato first entered this mode, the bangs at the sides of his face spiked upward and his chakra cloak gained horns similar to those of his son. However, he reverted to his original hairstyle after being kicked by [[Obito]] in both the [[The Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki (episode)|anime]] and [[Attack|manga]], remaining that way in subsequent chapters/episodes.
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== See Also ==
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* [[Lava Release Chakra Mode]]
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* [[Lightning Release Chakra Mode]]
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* [[Tenseigan Chakra Mode]]
   
 
== References ==
 
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Latest revision as of 08:48, April 21, 2016

Nine-Tails Chakra Mode
Nine-Tails Chakra Modes
Name
Kanji 九尾チャクラモード
Rōmaji Kyūbi Chakura Mōdo
Alternative names Kurama Chakra Mode (九喇嘛チャクラモード, Kurama Chakura Mōdo),[1] Tailed Beast Chakra Mode (尾獣チャクラモード, Bijū Chakura Mōdo)[2]
Debut
Manga Volume #53, Naruto Chapter #499
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #247
Novel The Last: Naruto the Movie
Movie The Last: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Data
Classification Ninjutsu, Chakra Flow
Class Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary
Derived jutsu
Six Paths: Ultra-Big Ball Rasenshuriken

Users

Jinchūriki of the Nine-Tails are able to use several unique transformations, the simplest of which is called the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode.[3]

Attributes Edit

The Nine-Tails Chakra Mode and its related forms coat the user's body in yellow chakra, which emanates from them reminiscent of flickering flames;[4][5] in the anime, Minato Namikaze's is also surrounded by a slight dark aura.[6] The form's design differs between users and can even change over time,[1] but certain features are consistent across all forms: two horns on their head, six magatama markings around their neck, some sort of prominent design over their stomach (either a kind of circle or a swirl similar to the Uzumaki clan's symbol), and various other lines extending along their body.

Like all jinchūriki transformations, the user's physical abilities are enhanced while the mode is active, with greater enhancements coming from using more of the Nine-Tails' chakra. While using just the base Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, Naruto Uzumaki is strong enough to defeat members of the White Zetsu Army with a single kick[7] and fast enough to dodge the Fourth Raikage using his Lightning Release: Body Flicker Technique.[8] The chakra that surrounds the user also helps to protect them from damage, allowing them to take lava and boil-based attacks and suffer only minor injuries.[9] Naruto is even able survive Tenpenchii because of his protective cloak, though the cloak itself is lost in the process.[10] The user's scent and chakra signature also change.[11]

From the chakra that surrounds them, users are able to produce chakra arms as a way to interact with their surroundings or improve their manoeuvreability. Naruto primarily uses the arms to help him form the Rasengan and its variants, having the arms assist with the shape or nature transformation that he usually relies on shadow clones for.[12]

Forms Edit

Nine-Tails Chakra Mode Edit

  • Naruto's Yang Nine-Tails Chakra Mode.
  • Minato's Yin Nine-Tails Chakra Mode.

While using Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, users' eyes become orange but their pupils remain the same. Like previous jinchūriki of the Nine-Tails, Naruto is able to sense negative emotions while he's in this form,[13] seemingly regardless of distance[14] or obstructions.[15] He also exudes a powerful life force while the mode is active, causing wood constructs to quickly mature into full-grown trees when he's nearby[5] and White Zetsus to become trees when he contacts them.[16]

NTCM Risks

The initial risk of Naruto using Nine-Tails Chakra Mode.

Despite the passive abilities and enhancements he gains, Naruto's use of the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode is initially marked by limitations due to the Nine-Tails refusing to cooperate with him. This prevents him from using Tailed Beast Balls while in this form,[17] though he is eventually able to create miniature versions.[18] Because Naruto "shelves" his own chakra in this form and instead draws on the Nine-Tails', his early uses of it come with a risk that the Nine-Tails will take that shelved chakra, resulting in Naruto's death. Naruto must therefore be conservative of how long he uses the form for and how many shadow clones he creates, as doing too much only increases the risk.[19] The Nine-Tails eventually stops trying to take Naruto's chakra,[20] and soon after that starts cooperating, removing these limitations.[21]

Kurama Mode Edit

  • Naruto's Kurama Mode during the Fourth Shinobi World War.
  • Naruto's Kurama Mode in The Last: Naruto the Movie.

Once Naruto learns the Nine-Tails' name - Kurama - their hearts synchronize and Naruto becomes able to enter what is referred to as "Kurama Mode" (九喇嘛モード, Kurama Mōdo).[22] His pupils becomes slitted, the whisker-like markings on his face become thicker to resemble the ☰ trigram, and the chakra shroud's shape alters to resemble a full-length haori, similar to the one Minato usually wears.[23] For all intents and purposes, Kurama Mode is a completed version of Nine-Tails Chakra Mode: Tailed Beast Mode without the full transformation, meaning that Naruto is able to use Tailed Beast Balls.[22] He can partially manifest parts of Kurama's body as needed, such as its head[24] and tails.[25] In The Last: Naruto the Movie, Naruto is shown isolating the Kurama Mode transformation to one hand.

Naruto is able to transfer his and Kurama's chakra to others, granting them tailless version 1-like chakra shrouds that greatly enhance their techniques: Hinata Hyūga, for example, is able to deflect one of the Ten-Tails' tails with a single Eight Trigrams Vacuum Palm.[26] Kakashi Hatake states that the power and volume of the transferred chakra is even greater than when Kurama earlier directly handed chakra to him, which had improved his Kamui at least three-fold.[27] Despite Kurama's contribution, C claims the transferred chakra more closely resembles Naruto's own.[28]

Tailed Beast Mode Edit

Main article: Tailed Beast Mode

Naruto and Minato TBM

Minato and Naruto in Tailed Beast Mode.

Naruto and Minato are able to create full-size replicas of Kurama. Whereas other jinchūriki's Tailed Beast Modes cause them to fully transform into their respective tailed beast, Naruto and Minato's are only an alteration of their earlier chakra cloaks, made to resemble Kurama: the replicas are the same translucent orange color and have similar dark lines all across its body.[23] Minato is able to enter this form directly from Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, while Naruto must initially first enter Kurama Mode.[29] Naruto is initially limited to only using this form for five minutes because he hasn't perfected his bond with Kurama,[23] but with practice they extend this to eight minutes,[30] and then again to some unspecified limit.

While Tailed Beast Mode is active, Naruto and Minato hover within the construct's head. They can in fact allow others to enter the construct as well, extending its protection to them and allowing Kurama to heal their wounds and replenish their chakra.[31] Because it isn't a proper transformation, Naruto and Minato can still use their other jutsu from within this form, such as the Rasengan and Shadow Clone Technique,[32] and can even use the construct's tails as chakra arms.[33] Kurama is able to speak through this replica and can be granted control of it;[31] in The Last: Naruto the Movie, Naruto is shown manifesting the construct separately from himself, which he gives control of to Kurama.

Senjutsu Influence Edit

TBM combines with SM

Naruto's combination of Kurama Mode and Sage Mode.

Naruto can combine his Nine-Tails Chakra Mode and its various forms with Sage Mode to further enhance his abilities with the power of senjutsu.[34] His pupils become a combination of the two forms: the vertical fox-slits with the horizontal toad-slats. Naruto notes he can absorb natural energy more quickly than usual while in Kurama Mode.[35]

Six Paths Sage Mode Edit

Six Paths Sage Mode

Naruto's Six Paths Sage Mode.

Main article: Six Paths Sage Mode Six Paths Sage Mode (六道仙人モード, Rikudō Sennin Mōdo) is a heightened form of Sage Mode, which empowers the user's abilities to a far greater extent by utilising the Six Paths Sage Chakra.The one consistent hallmark of Six Paths Sage Mode are Naruto's eyes: his eyes are yellow, his pupils are a cross of vertical fox-slits with horizontal toad-slats, and there is no pigmentation around his eyes that would otherwise signify standard Sage Mode.[36] Naruto retains the ability to enter Tailed Beast Mode,[37] which the Six Paths Sage Chakra makes of a comparable strength to Sasuke Uchiha's Complete Body — Susanoo.[38] Through the use of shadow clones, Naruto has shown the ability to combine three Kurama avatars into a single construct with three faces and six arms,[39] which greatly resembles his ancestor Asura Ōtsutsuki's own chakra avatar.[40]

Trivia Edit

  • Prior to Naruto entering Kurama Mode for the first time, the markings on Naruto's chakra shroud would extend further along his arms and legs whenever he attempted to form the Tailed Beast Rasengan, causing his cloak to briefly progress toward its complete form.[41][42][43]
  • In the anime's Power arc, Naruto temporarily assumes an incomplete version of the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode after breaking free from Kurama's influence. During his brief time in the form, Naruto is able to form an incomplete Tailed Beast Rasengan, use chakra arms, and enter an imperfect version of the Tailed Beast Mode, although it lacked legs and possessed only six tails.
  • When Minato first entered this mode, the bangs at the sides of his face spiked upward and his chakra cloak gained horns similar to those of his son. However, he reverted to his original hairstyle after being kicked by Obito in both the anime and manga, remaining that way in subsequent chapters/episodes.

See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Retsu no Sho, page 11
  2. Chapter 519, page 9
  3. Chapter 538, page 1
  4. Chapter 499, pages 12-15
  5. 5.0 5.1 Chapter 505
  6. Naruto: Shippūden episode 374
  7. Chapter 545, page 11
  8. Chapter 544, page 11-12
  9. Chapter 565, pages 11-13
  10. Chapter 629, page 4
  11. Chapter 559, page 4
  12. Chapter 551, pages 13-15
  13. Chapter 534, pages 13-14
  14. Chapter 631
  15. Chapter 529, page 1
  16. Chapter 545, page 14
  17. Chapter 520, pages 1-5
  18. Chapter 595, pages 4-6
  19. Chapter 519, pages 10-11
  20. Chapter 567, page 18
  21. Chapter 570, page 10-15
  22. 22.0 22.1 Fourth Databook, page 250
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Chapter 571
  24. Chapter 598, pages 1-2, 6
  25. Chapter 600, pages 14-16
  26. Chapter 616, pages 10-11
  27. Chapter 617, pages 3-4
  28. Chapter 616, page 6
  29. Chapter 645, pages 6-9
  30. Chapter 611, page 6
  31. 31.0 31.1 Chapter 610, page 8
  32. Chapter 645, page 7
  33. Chapter 572
  34. Chapter 645, page 8
  35. Chapter 645, pages 6-7
  36. Chapter 672, page 17
  37. Chapter 695, page 5
  38. Chapter 695
  39. Chapter 696, page 15
  40. Chapter 670, page 17
  41. Chapter 519, page 14
  42. Chapter 520, page 1
  43. Volume 55 cover

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